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#1 West Country Eagle

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 03:09 PM

In the TV commentary yesterday, Dave Woods mentioned Keiron Cunningham;s statue at Saints (which, I'm guessing, will be at the new stadium).

That got me thinking about other RL-related statues. I know of a few, but how many are there?

I'll get the ball rolling

Dally Messenger - Sydney Football Stadium (there may also be one of Victor Trumper around the corner by the cricket ground as well - can't remember)
Wally Lewis (looking like he's wearing a big nappy) - Suncorp Stadium
Brian Bevan - that roundabout near the ground in Warrington

Any others?
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#2 Millman

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 03:10 PM

Keith Mumby in his later years as a Bradford player was statuesque.


#3 ShotgunGold

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 03:11 PM



#4 West Country Eagle

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 03:13 PM

QUOTE (Millman @ Aug 8 2010, 04:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Keith Mumby in his later years as a Bradford player was statuesque.


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Worringly, he played for Sheffield after that as well!

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#5 ShotgunGold

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 03:17 PM

Just remembered Laurie Daley @ Canberra



And I think Ray Price is getting one built at Parramatta.

Edited by ShotgunGold, 08 August 2010 - 03:27 PM.


#6 fieldofclothofgold

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 03:23 PM

i read in the Y E P leeds are considering a statue of John Holmes when the southstand is rebuilt
but you and I weve been through that and this is not our fate.
So let us so let us not talk falsely now.
The hour is getting late
FROM 2004,TO DO WHAT THIS CLUB HAS DONE,IF THATS NOT GREATNESSTHEN i DONT KNOW WHAT IS.

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#7 shrek

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 03:28 PM

Found this old thread.whilst looking for a picture of the statue left in Tesco car park following the demolition of Central Park.


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Posted 08 August 2010 - 04:27 PM

There are 6 or 7 currently in Salfords first team

#9 Gary Coyle

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 04:39 PM

Theres a statue in Dewsbury which commemorates the towns links with shoddy and Rugby

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 06:41 PM

Jack Harrison VC MC at KC - largely, if not completely, fan funded

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 06:43 PM

QUOTE (Gary Coyle @ Aug 8 2010, 05:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Theres a statue in Dewsbury which commemorates the towns links with shoddy and Rugby


to be followed up with a dame in a burkha!

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#12 the man

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 06:54 PM

Willie Horne at Barrow

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#13 HappyDave

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 09:14 PM

Who's the statue of outside the Hallywell Jones? It was on the BBC today.
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Posted 08 August 2010 - 09:14 PM

Double post.

Edited by HappyDave, 08 August 2010 - 09:19 PM.

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#15 WakefieldCityLoyal

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 09:40 PM

There's going to be a statue of Trinity legend Neil Fox at the new community stadium at newmarket, he's also been given freedom of the City.

#16 West Country Eagle

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 07:55 AM

QUOTE (Gary Coyle @ Aug 8 2010, 05:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Theres a statue in Dewsbury which commemorates the towns links with shoddy and Rugby


But not, as some thought, shoddy rugby tongue.gif

Perhaps you could have a statue of Stevo. Proper Dewsbury legend.
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#17 boxhead

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 08:21 AM

http://dazrl.awardsp...o/h_statues.htm

#18 thirteenthman

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 09:43 AM

QUOTE (HappyDave @ Aug 8 2010, 10:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Who's the statue of outside the Hallywell Jones? It was on the BBC today.

Brian Bevan. The main stand at Wilderspool used to be named after him as well.

Watching the Roosters v Dragons game from the SCG on TV yesterday, they were unveiling a statue of Reg Gasnier. There's also a statue of Dally Messenger right outside the SFS.



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Posted 09 August 2010 - 09:46 AM

QUOTE (fieldofclothofgold @ Aug 8 2010, 04:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
i read in the Y E P leeds are considering a statue of John Holmes when the southstand is rebuilt



they were thinking of ryan bailey but he kept running away................
"Why is Napoleon crying ?" said one sailor to the other, "poor ###### thinks he's being exiled to st helens" came the reply.



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#20 fieldofclothofgold

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 10:19 AM

QUOTE (Viking Warrior @ Aug 9 2010, 10:46 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
they were thinking of ryan bailey but he kept running away................

bet you wouldnt dare shouting those comments round the streets of stanningley.
he's on the lookout for thieves
but you and I weve been through that and this is not our fate.
So let us so let us not talk falsely now.
The hour is getting late
FROM 2004,TO DO WHAT THIS CLUB HAS DONE,IF THATS NOT GREATNESSTHEN i DONT KNOW WHAT IS.

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