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Rob Burrow, what a brave, courageous man. Its been lovely to see him with his family recently on TV. His battle with MND is so brave, he sets everyone such a fantastic example. His positive approach is inspiring. The support from his family, friends and the rugby league community has been lovely to see. Especially Kevin Sinfield, so proud of him as a fellow Oldhamer. The rest of the rugby league community have also rallied for him which is what rugby league does. His MBE is richly deserved as he fights this disease and to promote awareness of the condition. 

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15 hours ago, Man of Kent said:

Lord Sinfield?

Ha ha, I don't think Sir Kev's Yorkshire knighthood can be upgraded by the Queen.

In any case, to get a peerage you need to raise £2.5m for a political party, not a charity.

What he's done in raising awareness as well as so much money seems to fit the criteria for an upgrade to OBE.

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57 minutes ago, Whippet13 said:

Ha ha, I don't think Sir Kev's Yorkshire knighthood can be upgraded by the Queen.

In any case, to get a peerage you need to raise £3.5m for a political party, not a charity.

What he's done in raising awareness as well as so much money seems to fit the criteria for an upgrade to OBE.

Shame. ‘Lord Sinfield of Headingley’ has a nice ring.

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1 hour ago, Man of Kent said:

Shame. ‘Lord Sinfield of Headingley’ has a nice ring.

Surely "of Oldham" ?

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4 hours ago, Whippet13 said:

Ha ha, I don't think Sir Kev's Yorkshire knighthood can be upgraded by the Queen.

In any case, to get a peerage you need to raise £3.5m for a political party, not a charity.

What he's done in raising awareness as well as so much money seems to fit the criteria for an upgrade to OBE.

Losing a libel case , along with your Yarpie drinking buddy to the current Pakistani Prime Minister is also a criteria to enter the upper house.  😉

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One of the reasons I do not like these awards is the way different grades are given out.  We are being told Burrow is awarded a MBE.  Doddie Wier has an OBE.   This is not the 'fault' of Wier, he is clearly a decent brave man. Both awards will be well deserved by their families.

But here we are taking about different awards for the same tragedy. Luvvies at OBEs, more mortals MBEs.  Thankfully Burrow is remembered properly.

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52 minutes ago, Stirlin said:

Losing a libel case , along with your Yarpie drinking buddy to the current Pakistani Prime Minister is also a criteria to enter the upper house.  😉

When you get time, have a read of this expose that spill the beans on what really goes on behind the scenes.

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30 minutes ago, DiH68 said:

Great for Rob and others rewarded for their genuine good deeds, charity work etc, but getting awards just for playing sport is ridiculous. Lewis Hamilton knighted? Just got doing his job? Load of nonsense 

Why single out Hamilton? A lot of sportspeople have honours for a lot less than he has achieved.

I would tend to leave knighthoods to the end of their careers but it's hard to say he doesn't deserve one given his unparalleled success.

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