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Just now, JohnM said:

Good piece from Sally Nugent, too. Unexpected. 

Yes it was. I'm not normally a fan but she has been outstanding on the Rob Burrow story and done numerous very good pieces. She seems to have genuinely taken the story to heart.

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1 minute ago, JohnM said:

Good piece from Sally Nugent, too. Unexpected. 

She's been brilliant on her segments with Rob she's got real affection to him and his plight, the BBC get a lot of stick but they've done some great work with Rob to raise awareness. You've got to give praise to him and his family for letting them do these personal pieces.

Was just about to set off to work when I watched it, had to have ten minutes to compose myself, just awful, both inspiring but utterly heartbreaking at the same time.

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Can’t add anything to what’s already been said, what a courageous family, like many on here I shed a few tears 

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On 12/09/2020 at 11:09, johnh1 said:

Could we have a Steve Prescott/Rob Burrow Man of Steel award?

Sadly, there are more heroes than trophies.

Or not.  Depending on which way you look at it.

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9 minutes ago, Griff said:

Sadly, there are more heroes than trophies.

Or not.  Depending on which way you look at it.

I think talk of awards and trophies in  Robs name should be put on the backburner hopefully for a long time yet 

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FROM 2004,TO DO WHAT THIS CLUB HAS DONE,IF THATS NOT GREATNESSTHEN i DONT KNOW WHAT IS.

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Just a reminder to set your Betamax recorders for Monday.

 

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I find watching Burrow now very, very tough. To the point where I almost want to switch off. It’s selfish, I know, but seeing such a person, let alone such a talented player, like this is very tough. 

I’m sure it’ll be an inspiring and uplifting documentary despite it being obviously tinged with sadness. 

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5 hours ago, Hela Wigmen said:

I find watching Burrow now very, very tough. To the point where I almost want to switch off. It’s selfish, I know, but seeing such a person, let alone such a talented player, like this is very tough. 

I’m sure it’ll be an inspiring and uplifting documentary despite it being obviously tinged with sadness. 

I still find it hard to believe sometimes. It’s heartbreaking to see how much he’s deteriorated since January. Im always taken a back by how positive he is though

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Another shirt will be auctioned for Rob, after Brad Singleton's Wigan debut yesterday.

 

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I saw the piece on Look North on Monday. From seeing that piece, I sat down and wrote this.

             

Rob Burrow

I'm writing this with enormous respect,
for a man that played a game called Rugby League.
You see that game is used to having big men play the game.
But once in a while you get players that buck that trend.
I'm going to tell you all about one man,
who despite his size took on and beat the best.
This mans name is Rob Burrow.
What a player and heart like a lion he has.
Since his retirement from the game,
he's passing  his knowledge on to
young men starting out on a rugby career.
Sadly this giant among men Rob
has contracted MND a terrible disease.
Just like when he played the game
he's taking it all head on.
What a beacon of light he is facing this terrible illness,
in the public eye not showing any weakness.
His only thoughts are for his wife 
and young children,
and being at the forefront of helping others.
One thing I've got to say is how brilliant,
that not just the public have responded to Rob,
but how the family of Rugby League
have wrapped their arms around him 
and his family.
All I can say to you Rob,
is I don't know you personally,
but through Rugby League I've admired your play,
and now my friend that admiration
has gone through the roof.
Rob God Bless you and your family. 

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On 09/10/2020 at 11:13, Hela Wigmen said:

I find watching Burrow now very, very tough. To the point where I almost want to switch off. It’s selfish, I know, but seeing such a person, let alone such a talented player, like this is very tough. 

I’m sure it’ll be an inspiring and uplifting documentary despite it being obviously tinged with sadness. 

I am in the same position.  I think of the bravery his family and he is showing, but I'm not brave enough to watch it. 

With the best, thats a good bit of PR, though I would say the Bedford team, theres, like, you know, 13 blokes who can get together at the weekend to have a game together, which doesnt point to expansion of the game. Point, yeah go on!

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On 10/10/2020 at 19:25, Bedford Roughyed said:

I am in the same position.  I think of the bravery his family and he is showing, but I'm not brave enough to watch it. 

Same here, I’m not too sure I can watch it. Given what Rob is experiencing that’s sounds pretty ######, but I’m really not sure I can 

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8 hours ago, Damien said:

Sally Nugent really has been fantastic throughout this and you can really see how emotionally involved she is.

She's proven to be so good this past year. Not someone I'd really noticed before. She's also been involved in a lot of the Marcus Rashford interviews.

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