Richard Branson - Shrinking Violet?

Richard Branson - Shrinking Violet?

Post by John Drak » Fri, 02 Apr 1999 04:00:00


BRANSON URGED TO PLAY LEADING ROLE
By Ian Laybourn, PA Sport

Richard Branson is being urged by the London Broncos players to lead them
out at Wembley.

The *** boss has been having second thoughts about adopting a
high-profile role at the Silk Cut Challenge Cup final against Leeds Rhinos
on May 1.

Ian Burroughs, *** business operations director and board member at the
Broncos, is liaising with Branson during his holiday in the *** Islands.

"Richard's feeling is that it is the team's achievement and not his, and
that he shouldn't take anything away from the team," said Burroughs.

It is tradition that the finalists are led out onto the pitch for the
pre-match presentation by the respective chairmen and coaches.

Burroughs added: "He thinks the coach should lead them out, and he may say
to Tony Rea (chief executive), 'You lead them out'.

"The players are quite happy for him to lead them out - I think they would
quite like him to."

Burroughs will be passing on the players' messages to Branson, who is still
with his family at their Necker Island retreat.

"He was bitterly disappointed not to be at Saturday's game," added
Burroughs. "His children recently started at boarding school, and this was
their first big break. He didn't want to miss the opportunity to spend time
with his family."

? PA Sporting Life
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Come on Richard, don't go all shy on us now. Fly into the Stadium in your
balloon and lead your flippin' team out in their moment of triumph.

The nation expects...

John
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Richard Branson - Shrinking Violet?

Post by ES » Sat, 03 Apr 1999 04:00:00

Quote:
>Come on Richard, don't go all shy on us now. Fly into the Stadium in your
>balloon and lead your flippin' team out in their moment of triumph.

Amen!

London have done well and what a way of upping their profile - being led out
by possibly the highest profile man in the country.