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    Well done Tony Blair

    For appearing on The Simpsons. They wanted to use David Beckham, but they didnt because they felt nobody knew who Becks is but know who Mr Blair is.
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    Everyone knows who Beckham is!
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    Yeah I couldnt believe it, but apprantly so.

    But unless he plays Glorified Rounders (what Rik called Baseball), Boring NFL, Basketball, or Ice Hockey, he probably wont be as well known.

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    From my perspective, Beckham is 5-times bigger than Michael Jordan fame-wise. MJ wasn't over-rated though...


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    A crap baseballer though.

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    Bring on the day when Jonny Wilkinson and Martin Johnson achieve Beckham status... I havent heard beckhams name being uttered since saturday...
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    Originally posted by Langeveldt
    I havent heard beckhams name being uttered since saturday...
    Sign of the times. The end is near...

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    I can't see Wilkinson & err Johnson reaching the heights of Beckham popularity, pretty much because Rugby is not as big a global game as football is.

    You have to realise that Beckham has a HUGE fanbase in Asia, I don't think Wilkinson could achieve that.

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    Especially in Japan, othr then Man U, I reckon Fulham would be pretty popular.

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    Fulham is nowhere near famous..

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    Think it's more to do with the fact they have Japanese stars playing for them than anything.
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    Originally posted by lord_of_darkness
    Fulham is nowhere near famous..

    Yeah i dont think popularity in England means a great deal, I think Fulham are a very cosmopolitan team who probably have (or could make) a great number of fans abroad...

    Think they are owned (still?) by Muhammed Al Fayed...

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    The reasoning behind my Fulham and Japan comment is that a Japanese player plays for them.

    I mean when Real Madrid brought Ronaldo, it helped increase the clubs popularity in Brazil.

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