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6 minutes ago, Barley Mow said:

As great a player as Rob Burrow was and as inspirational as he was post-rugby, personally I'm just not a fan of 'retiring' shirt numbers.

Yes, I agree with you. A statue at Headingley would be a more fitting tribute for me. Maybe his family could choose the image of Rob they would like to see.

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13 minutes ago, Barley Mow said:

As great a player as Rob Burrow was and as inspirational as he was post-rugby, personally I'm just not a fan of 'retiring' shirt numbers.

I agree. I think there are plenty of more fitting ways to remember Rob.

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5 minutes ago, Gooleboy said:

Yes, I agree with you. A statue at Headingley would be a more fitting tribute for me. Maybe his family could choose the image of Rob they would like to see.

There was a proposed statue recently it was of Rob and Kev embracing in that testimonial game to be place in a corner of the ground . I donated .nitbheard anything since 

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25 minutes ago, Barley Mow said:

As great a player as Rob Burrow was and as inspirational as he was post-rugby, personally I'm just not a fan of 'retiring' shirt numbers.

This.

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13 minutes ago, fieldofclothofgold said:

There was a proposed statue recently it was of Rob and Kev embracing in that testimonial game to be place in a corner of the ground . I donated .nitbheard anything since 

I think I’d rather it be a statue of Rob playing in his prime. Even though it was early on MND had started to take its toll on him by the testimonial.

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32 minutes ago, Barley Mow said:

As great a player as Rob Burrow was and as inspirational as he was post-rugby, personally I'm just not a fan of 'retiring' shirt numbers.

I do agree normally but I do think these are exceptional circumstances and I actually think it would be quite a nice tribute to retire the number.

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6 minutes ago, Bring back GB said:

I just cannot understand why a club would retire a shirt.

You'd think that future players would be honoured to wear the shirts of heroes no longer with us.

My thoughts also. Kids should be growing up aspiring to be Leeds number 7, wanting to be the person to honour the memories of him playing in it. A statue is a must and they could have any future 7 to carry the name Burrow at the bottom of their shirt as a lasting tribute. The honour of being given that shirt should be a driving force for people IMO. 

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A lot of good ideas here.

Imagine the club is already doing this type of thing - but donated shirt and stadium sponsorship, alongside nominated club charity and other fundraising, in support of this would be something for us all to get behind.

https://www.leedsth.nhs.uk/services/leeds-motor-neurone-disease-mnd-care-centre/rob-burrow-centre-motor-neurone-disease-appeal/

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3 minutes ago, Sports Prophet said:

I simply find it strange to consider retiring a number in a sport where numbers actually represent a player’s on field position.

It used to back in 70s etc -  When different players wore 1 - 17 each week,

But since squad numbers it doesn't really apply any more - so no problem retiring a shirt if they wish.

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3 hours ago, Bring back GB said:

I just cannot understand why a club would retire a shirt.

You'd think that future players would be honoured to wear the shirts of heroes no longer with us.

Exactly 

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3 hours ago, Bring back GB said:

I just cannot understand why a club would retire a shirt.

You'd think that future players would be honoured to wear the shirts of heroes no longer with us.

This is the exact reason i am against retiring numbers, let it be an inspiration and honour for future generations to aspire to.

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37 minutes ago, Derwent Parker said:

It used to back in 70s etc -  When different players wore 1 - 17 each week,

But since squad numbers it doesn't really apply any more - so no problem retiring a shirt if they wish.

Squad numbers. Is that a thing in SL? I haven’t noticed it, but it may have escaped me. I don’t recall seeing a whole bunch of players running around in off numbers such as a prop wearing #1. It doesn’t happen in the NRL, that’s for sure.

I disagree with you. Unless something unfortunate has happened within 48hrs of kickoff, #7 is your starting half-back’s jersey and retiring that jumper makes no sense.

At best, I would consider it ok to be retired for the remainder of the season.

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17 minutes ago, Sports Prophet said:

Squad numbers. Is that a thing in SL? I haven’t noticed it, but it may have escaped me. I don’t recall seeing a whole bunch of players running around in off numbers such as a prop wearing #1. It doesn’t happen in the NRL, that’s for sure.

I disagree with you. Unless something unfortunate has happened within 48hrs of kickoff, #7 is your starting half-back’s jersey and retiring that jumper makes no sense.

At best, I would consider it ok to be retired for the remainder of the season.

We have squad Numbers in SL, and names on shirts. Im not sure why the NRL don't do it as it's very popular over here to get numbers and names printed on shirts.

But the squad numbers are generally given to the players in the correct positions in the 1-13 squad numbers.

Ironically Burrow played a lot of his later career as a hooker but always kept the 7 number throughout his career.

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4 hours ago, bobbruce said:

I think I’d rather it be a statue of Rob playing in his prime. Even though it was early on MND had started to take its toll on him by the testimonial.

I think it was intention to include Kevin Sinfield recognizing the MND efforts ,but as you say one of then both in their prime 

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I think it could be an American thing retiring numbers . NY Yankees have got all the retired numbers on display. 

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1 minute ago, Chrispmartha said:

We have squad Numbers in SL, and names on shirts. Im not sure why the NRL don't do it as it's very popular over here to get numbers and names printed on shirts.

But the squad numbers are generally given to the players in the correct positions in the 1-13 squad numbers.

Ironically Burrow played a lot of his later career as a hooker but always kept the 7 number throughout his career.

With the name on shirt thing, I expect this not happening in the NRL has a lot to do with the prominent place on the shoulders being for sponsors.

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3 minutes ago, fieldofclothofgold said:

I think it could be an American thing retiring numbers . NY Yankees have got all the retired numbers on display. 

It’s definitely an American thing, prominent in sports where numbers do not correlate to positions.

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If you retire the number 7, you should probably retire Sinfield's no. 7 shirt too. And maybe McGuire's no. 6 shirt. All great players.

I can confirm 30+ less sales for Scotland vs Italy at Workington, after this afternoons test purchase for the Tonga match, £7.50 is extremely reasonable, however a £2.50 'delivery' fee for a walk in purchase is beyond taking the mickey, good luck with that, it's cheaper on the telly.

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1 hour ago, Chrispmartha said:

We have squad Numbers in SL, and names on shirts. Im not sure why the NRL don't do it as it's very popular over here to get numbers and names printed on shirts.

I find the NRL more enjoyable to watch because they still wear 1 to 13 on game day.

When I an watching a team where I don't recognise all (or indeed some) of the players, I appreciate the fact I can see which player in which position is performing well.

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