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mick wilson    43

The RL should invite famous people who already like RL, place them in prominent places and make sure the cameras zoom in on them and the pundits big up their love of the Game..............that would hopefully encourage impressional younger crowd to go to games to see their idols and get hooked and become fellow converts.

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cookey    238

Absolutely,I'm not a fan of Rooney,but he has an enormous following - as does Ferdinand.Surely could be made better use of for the World Cup.

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dkw    1,150

I remember seeing Gordon Strachan in an interview say he always made sure he was home early after training on a friday to make sure he saw the SL game, said it was the best sport in the world.

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Griff    126

I remember seeing Gordon Strachan in an interview say he always made sure he was home early after training on a friday to make sure he saw the SL game, said it was the best sport in the world.

I sat next to Gordon Strachan at Elland Road at a semifinal (I think) when he was playing for Leeds United.

Told me he loved the game - never missed a chance to watch.

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walter sobchak    956

I sat next to Gordon Strachan at Elland Road at a semifinal (I think) when he was playing for Leeds United.

Told me he loved the game - never missed a chance to watch.

I remember that game, it was a challenge cup semi between Leeds and Bradford I think early 90s, also remember nick Faldo at wembley for the finals throughout the 90s. Also Peter Beardsley and Peter Reid are rugby league fans and can remember former arsenal midfielder Paul merson saying he liked rugby league.

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walter sobchak    956

I remember seeing man utd and england fullback Paul Parker(that deflection in the semis italia 90) in the sky sports studio with Eddie and steveo at central park for a Wigan v saints game, said he loved the game. There must be dozens of footballers and other sports personalities that like the game that could help raise the profile of our game.

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walter sobchak    956

In the Mail today it says that Rooney visited the Leeds players at The Midland hotel on Friday to wish them luck and is a big Rhinos fan.

I would have thought saints would have been his nearest team but I'm not complaining anybody that supports our game is alright in my book.

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brooza    388

I would have thought saints would have been his nearest team but I'm not complaining anybody that supports our game is alright in my book.

Ryan Bailey mentioned this yesterday and stated he's a Man U fan. Got a few boos from the crowd, but what can you say, he does what he wants...

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terrywebbisgod    1,373

Ryan Bailey mentioned this yesterday and stated he's a Man U fan. Got a few boos from the crowd, but what can you say, he does what he wants...

Which is exactly what he said.

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Bleep1673    149

I remember George Best at a Salford game back in the 70's just after they won the Championship, but he couldn't get to too many games as the Reds used to play on a Friday before Utd played on the Saturday, my cousin used to work in the Willows Variety Centre & used to see him there regularly

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Futtocks    5,904

A quick Twitter search shows Graeme Swann wishing luck to Wire. Tom Cleverley, Andy Gomarsall, Gary Barlow, Didi Hamann and Lizzie Armitstead also tweeted about the GF.

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cookey    238

Hopefully someone from the rugby league publicity/marketing department,has made a note of the various names.I'm sure there will be many others too.

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Southstander13    168

I think this is where Twitter has huge advantages for RL.

Rooney regularly tweets positively about RL and 5 million followers means 5 million people hear about the game that otherwise may not have.

Same goes for Rio Ferdinands 3.5 million followers.

Before twitter, how many times would other sportsmen and women be asked about RL or give their opinion on RL. Twitter is creating more and more publicity for the game through glowing endorsements celebrating the bravery, skill, drama of our players and the game in general. It creates a buzz about the game that you cant put a price on!

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trakl    3

Now that rugby league journalists appear to be allowed no more than 140 characters by their national newspaper editors, Wayne Rooney's tweets are indeed priceless - however, can someone explain to me why Rooney writes "Sinfield is a joke...?"

Is this similar to "bad" meaning "good" - or does he mean simply that Sinfield's man-of-the-match selection is a "joke?"

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Amber Avenger    570

I don't have access to Twitter at the moment, but from memory in the context of the tweet which was praising Leeds as a whole, I took it to mean Sinfield is so good, it's a joke - so a bad is good thing, yes.

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Southstander13    168

I don't have access to Twitter at the moment, but from memory in the context of the tweet which was praising Leeds as a whole, I took it to mean Sinfield is so good, it's a joke - so a bad is good thing, yes.

Agreed, he was praising Leeds so was meant as a compliment. Similar to how the aussies often use the word "freak" to describe players such as Billy Slater or Ben Barba.

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In the Mail today it says that Rooney visited the Leeds players at The Midland hotel on Friday to wish them luck and is a big Rhinos fan.

Rooney becaome a rhinos fan from 2007.there was a pic from the YEP on saturday with all the players.He was at last years GF at OT.

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jacksy    156

Famous people tweeting postively about RL has been going on for some time now...yet, i have not seen SLE/RFL try and make something positive out of this. Unbelievable!

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Padge    2,308

Famous people tweeting postively about RL has been going on for some time now...yet, i have not seen SLE/RFL try and make something positive out of this. Unbelievable!

How do you propose they do it. Its easy to say they should use x, y or z celeb to promote the game its a different thing all together when you start having to pay for image rights and endorsement statements.

You can't just knock out an advert with a picture of Rooney on it and a quote from him.

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