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Too Many Reasons to Live: My Incredible Story

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This is the story of a tiny kid who adored rugby league but never should have made it – and ended up in the Leeds hall of fame. It's the story of a man who resolved to turn a terrible predicament into something positive – when he could have thrown the towel in. Far more than a sports memoir, Too Many Reasons to Live is a story of boundless courage and infinite kindness. Ange Postecoglou compares Son Heung-min to Cristiano Ronaldo as he reveals why he decided to turn the Spurs star into a centre forward Tennis world No 3 Daniil Medvedev gives 'stupid' booing crowd the middle finger after losing at the Paris Open... but blames it on 'looking at my nail' while he sarcastically hails 'beautiful Parisien audience' I’m too weak to make myself a coffee. Just turning in bed is murder. It’s difficult watching Lindsey do so much. It makes me feel worthless. John Fury reveals doctors told him son Tyson would not survive after his premature birth - but admits he 'saw something completely different'

That communication has been deepened by a book about Burrow’s life, called Too Many Reasons to Live, which will be published in August. Written by Ben Dirs, the accomplished ghostwriter, the manuscript is currently being read by Rob. I have read it and Dirs has captured Rob’s old voice, and good cheer, while documenting the two love stories framing his life. The first is a sporting story. It charts the romantic tale of how tiny Rob Burrow conquered brutal old rugby league against all odds, and helped turn Leeds into a powerhouse as they dominated the sport with homegrown stars who came up through the academy with him. Footballers could PULL OUT of 2034 Saudi World Cup due to workload issues, warns head of PFA... with the event set to be held in winter AGAIN, forcing extended domestic campaigns Rob’s smile widens. “I felt on top of the world,” he says of the news about Maya. “All I want is to see my kids be happy and have fun. I’ve had a great life so I don’t need anything else. My sole goal is to see my kids reach some milestones and Maya’s achievement was amazing. It makes me want to see more triumphs.” David de Gea posts a cryptic thinking emoji on social media just hours after reports emerge 'Man United are plotting a sensational swoop for goalkeeper'


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Lindsey sits with us as we approach the end of another moving interview. We have shared an unexpected amount of laughter as this extraordinary couple set me at ease despite Rob’s harrowing illness. Over the past few weeks we have found a pattern for our interviews. While Rob methodically types his answers, Lindsey chats to me. It is like conducting two contrasting interviews simultaneously but they make it easy. “Oh yes, he’s used to me talking every minute anyway,” Lindsey says with a laugh when I ask if Rob can concentrate while we talk. Jordan Henderson reveals he was unaware of England fans booing him during clash with Australia until after the match - and admits the jeers HURT West Ham 3-1 Arsenal: Declan Rice endures a miserable return to London Stadium as Gunners are dumped OUT of...Rob Burrow can no longer talk and yet, on a rainy bank holiday evening at home in Pontefract, he answers another of my questions about life and death. It feels almost magical as his familiar Yorkshire voice fills the room even though Burrow is smiling gently rather than moving his lips. “I don’t think you ever know your inner strength until you get told you are dying,” says the former Leeds Rhinos rugby league international who is a prisoner in his own body. “I would never have known I could be this positive when getting the news.” EXCLUSIVE: FA issues guidance to clubs warning players and staff to take 'extreme caution' when commenting... As a lifelong Leeds Rugby League supporter, this book was a must read for me. But, on a more human level, this book was again a must read for me. When A new marathon to honour rugby league legend Rob Burrow MBE launched this year, with the MND Association named as a charity partner. Lindsey has taken care of me and mothered me as if I was one of the kids. I absolutely hate sympathy and, while I appreciate the empathy people feel for me, I want to be as normal as possible. Having said that, how can it be normal for Lindsey when she has changed from my wife to my full-time carer? The stuff Lindsey does for me shows her true love. I hope she knows I’d do the same for her – even if I’d do a much worse job.”

Rob and Kevin won eight Super League titles in fourteen years with Rugby League’s Leeds Rhinos. However, it is the story of their enduring friendship that has captured the heart of the nation. In 2019 Rob received a devastating diagnosis of Motor Neurone Disease and, since then, his inspiring determination to shine a spotlight on the illness and Kevin’s tireless fundraising for the MND community, has given hope to others who are suffering.Trent Alexander-Arnold joins his Liverpool team-mates for pre-match stroll after he 'cheated death' by narrowly avoiding being crushed in his car

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