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    Default Rob Burrow

    A year with MND is on BBC 2 tomorrow (Monday) at 7 p.m.

    Such a tragic story.

    Not to be missed, one the nicest people I have ever met.

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    Watched the coverage on BBC news this morning, don't think I can watch it, too many sand storms around.

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    It will be a hard watch ,I know the family well one thing Robs not lost is his humour always cracking jokes like said above a nice bloke

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    Putting club rivalries aside it is heart breaking to see how quickly this terrible illness has taken hold of Rob, he was a thorn in our side many a time but I always wished he'd played for us. Unfortunately my wife has a similar degenerative neurological disorder and it is terrible to watch her trying to do the simplest of tasks it is terribly upsetting seeing the frustration on her face.

    Hopefully in future a cure can be found to halt this and other similar illnesses.
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    Just seen the interviews on BBC. Heartbreaking to see, but the little warrior is still positive in these dark days. A great player and clubman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greengrass View Post
    Putting club rivalries aside it is heart breaking to see how quickly this terrible illness has taken hold of Rob, he was a thorn in our side many a time but I always wished he'd played for us. Unfortunately my wife has a similar degenerative neurological disorder and it is terrible to watch her trying to do the simplest of tasks it is terribly upsetting seeing the frustration on her face.

    Hopefully in future a cure can be found to halt this and other similar illnesses.
    Best wishes to you and your missus mate, try and stay strong, respect to you.

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    Now moved to Tuesday 7 p.m. It seems that bumbling Boris has something to say tonight!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve17 View Post
    It will be a hard watch ,I know the family well one thing Robs not lost is his humour always cracking jokes like said above a nice bloke
    Not many of the Leeds players were not disliked over here, but he was one. Respected and feared, especially when he was coming on when we were tiring. Good luck to him and his family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Two Wheeled Saint View Post
    Watched the coverage on BBC news this morning, don't think I can watch it, too many sand storms around.
    Watched it on BBC news today too. Balling my eyes out. My 3 Yr old just came up to me and hugged me asking if I was ok. Family and health is more important than anything. He broke our heart so many times at old Trafford. I always had huge respect for him as a player and total respect for the way he's dealing with his nightmare. Good luck Rob.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greengrass View Post
    Putting club rivalries aside it is heart breaking to see how quickly this terrible illness has taken hold of Rob, he was a thorn in our side many a time but I always wished he'd played for us. Unfortunately my wife has a similar degenerative neurological disorder and it is terrible to watch her trying to do the simplest of tasks it is terribly upsetting seeing the frustration on her face.

    Hopefully in future a cure can be found to halt this and other similar illnesses.
    best wishes to your wife fella, hopefully something can be done to stop this happening in the future

    burrow and his family are an example to us all, all credit to them and their courage

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    I was in tears after about 3 minutes.

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    Nobody can watch poor Rob suffering like he is to not have a dry eye. Keep fighting Rob best wishes

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    That was Heartbreaking to watch

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    Looking how Rob has deteriorated since his diagnosis last December its hard to imagine he’s gonna be one of the few who lives over 2 years. Heartbreaking.
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    Absolutely heartbreaking watching that. Me and my wife with bawling our eyes out. Just horrible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fishy3005 View Post
    Looking how Rob has deteriorated since his diagnosis last December its hard to imagine he’s gonna be one of the few who lives over 2 years. Heartbreaking.
    yes, the rate of decline is alarming .So very sad

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    Just watched it

    I’ve got something in my eye
    Can't stop the spirits when they need you.

    This life is more than just a read through.

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    It's awful to see what he's going through. I don't think I could remain as positive as he is. True courage.

    I certainly took some comfort in seeing what a great family he's got around him & friends too. Plus Sally Nugent has done a terrific job in difficult circumstances.

    Rob, his wife & family, his friends, former teammates, Sally Nugent & all those who have taken on challenges & raised money, I have the greatest of admiration & respect for every single one of you
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    Hard to watch, he has plenty of support but the outcome is going to be more heart breaking when the time comes. When that happens I hope we have fans in the stadium so all the supporters can visually show all that respect for Rob.

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    So hard to watch absolutely tragic, me and the mrs were in tears. Just looking through some old photos and found one taken with Rob and my mrs in Townsville in 2008. It must be so difficult for his family, but we did have a little laugh when he was opening his birthday cards and his daughter said "This is the best one daddy, it's got money in it"

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    Tough watch that. Poor lad. Always seems a thoroughly decent bloke too.
    Real shame for his kids.
    Sadly he does seem to have deteriorated pretty quickly too.
    Truly heartbreaking.

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