RIP Sir Bobby

#1
A true gentleman, a sad day indeed.

RIP Bobby, you will be sadly missed.
 
#6
In a world of vacuous celebrity and prima donna footballers, I feel that the game has just lost one of its most decent people.

The amount of charity work he did behind the scenes without any publicity even before his illness was astronomical.

Thoughts are with the family.
 
#10
The_Coming_Man said:
In a world of vacuous celebrity and prima donna footballers, I feel that the game has just lost one of its most decent people.

The amount of charity work he did behind the scenes without any publicity even before his illness was astronomical.

Thoughts are with the family.
There was a tv programme in the recent past I recall which had a camera crew follow this gent around. It gave some insight and character of a man whom most of us only regard in his football manager's role. What a lovely, gentle, guy. I hope the Beeb (?) repeat this programme in the circumstances. RIP
 
#13
Sick_Smoggy said:
A great manager, funny how the current Toon demise coincided with his departure
He was (And always will be) adored by the fans at the toon, he was one of those rare characters that was universely admired across the game irrespective of club. His mispronounciations became legend! :D

Except for Shepherd and Hall who treated him disgracefully.

The press were also unkind when he was England manager. This fine man deserved so much better.

It is no co-incidence that Newcastles decline started when he was removed from post.

This is truly a sad day for not just The Toon, but English football as a whole.
 
#14
A true gent and a gifted football manager. We in England can only dream of the success he would have brought to the national side had he stayed on after 1990.

RIP Sir.
 
#15
even as a scot i had time for bobby robson, great man with a great love for the game.

R.I.P.
 
#16
Sad, but expected news. As a Season Ticket Holder at Newcastle, he's given me and thousands of others some fantastic memories, that others can only dream of - Newcastle in the San Siro, and the whole day in Milan being one in particular.

I never met him, but friends who have said he was a gentleman, and very candid after dinner speaker in the North East.

It's just a shame we the fans (and me included) didn't realise what we had at the time, if we had been more patient as fans and backed him in those last weeks of his tenure at Newcastle we may not be where we are now...

As I said above, thanks for the memories Sir Bobby - go and rest alongside Wor Jackie in peace.
 
#18
RIP Sir Bobby, a legend of the game, some of my earliest football memories were of Italia 90, by doing well with England at the World Cup you contributed to the re-invention of the game in Britain in the 90s.
 
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