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2 September 2013

Five reasons to vote for him as the greatest ever Football League captain

Prostate Cancer UK – the Official Charity Partner of The Football League – is calling on Millwall fans to back Paul Robinson in the search for the all-time greatest captain in the history of The Football League.

They have produced five reasons why you should vote for Robbo click here 

Robbo quickly entered the top five spot after the first round of votes from all 72 Football League nominated skippers and is now up against legends - Billy Bremner of Leeds United, Mick Mills of Ipswich Town, Archie Gibson of Scunthorpe United and Nat Lofthouse of Bolton Wanderers  - to be crowned the ‘Greatest captain in the history of The Football League’.

The newly extended three-year charity partnership between Prostate Cancer UK and The Football League aims to reach over 16 million fans across the country, raising awareness of the disease which affects 1 in 8 men sometime in their life and kills over 10,000 men a year. This season fans are being urged put aside their rivalries on the pitch and join ‘Men United’ in the fight against prostate cancer.

Top football bloggers from every Football League club have been enlisted in the search for the greatest captain and from today Millwall fans are being encouraged to back life-long Millwall fan and football blogger, Jay Taylor’s top choice - Paul Robinson – for the prestigious title. 

To vote for Robbo to become the greatest captain in Millwall FC’s history and to sign for Men United visit prostatecanceruk.org/football #menunitedvote today.

Lions chairman John Berylson said: “Paul Robinson is an outstanding man both on and off the field. It is my view that if more players had the same professionalism and attitude as Paul Robinson, the reputation of football would be greatly enhanced. As a captain, he leads by example and will not spare one ounce of sweat or one drop of blood in doing everything in his power to help the team win. 

“Off the field, Paul is a great ambassador for the football club and the game. He recognises the privileged position he occupies and discharges his responsibilities with energy and enthusiasm. He sets a great example to others not only by the way he plays the game, but equally in understanding the role he fulfils in influencing and setting standards for young people, in particular, to follow."

Jay Taylor, football blogger and life-long Millwall FC fan, added: "I'm delighted that Robbo has been voted one of the all-time great Football League captains from 72 outstanding nominees. Robbo is a Millwall hero for his loyalty, personality and leadership - all the essential qualities to be considered a club legend and worthy captain of any team. He'd be a great figurehead for 'Men United'."

Prostate Cancer UK’s Mark Bishop, said: “Fans have the chance to make a difference by joining Men United this season and being part of a winning team to fight this killer disease which affects 1 in 8 men during their lifetime. With prostate cancer increasing at an alarming rate across our stadiums, this is one game we can’t afford to lose.

“Our greatest captain campaign aims to engage millions of football fans across the country to celebrate the Football League’s greatest sporting heroes and empower men to take urgent action by tackling the disease head on. I look forward to unveiling the greatest captain as voted for by the fans and look forward to inducting clubs and fans into our Men United Hall of Fame over the course of the season.”

To sign for Men United and register for the Official Charity Partner e-newsletter packed full of exclusive football stories, with opportunities for fans to enter the Men United Hall of Fame visit prostatecanceruk.org/football.

If you have concerns or questions about prostate cancer call Prostate Cancer UK's confidential Helpline on 0800 074 8383 or visit www.prostatecanceruk.org. The helpline is free to landlines, staffed by specialist nurses, and open from 9am to 5pm on Monday to Friday and from 7 - 9pm on Wednesdays.


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