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Sir Bobby Robson

Stewie GriffinStewie Griffin Posts: 4,374
edited August 2009 in The bottom bracket

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  • Very sad news. As others have written, a true gentleman of the game. :(
  • discuriodiscurio Posts: 118
    just heard this on the radio. very sad
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  • Angus444Angus444 Posts: 141
    +1

    I loved his enthusiasm and passion for the game.....always struck me as someone who would be great to work for/with......compared to some modern day impostors who have won nothing, and have nothing worth saying, this guy was head and shoulders above the rest. And this is coming from a Scot!.....

    RIP Sir Bobby......
  • I don't support any of the teams he was ever manager of but I've always always had great admiration for the man. I often felt his success abroad seemed undermined by a lot of English clubs.

    He is probably the only English manager I would have loved to see in charge of the Scotland team.

    RIP
  • Smokin JoeSmokin Joe Posts: 5,669
    Sad indeed.

    A true gentleman who kept his dignity despite having to put up with some absolutely savage treatment from the press during his days as England manager.
  • Robmanic1Robmanic1 Posts: 2,150
    The nation's favorite grandad. Saw him on TV at that England v Germany legends game last weekend and was shocked how ill he looked, still had that twinkle in his eye though.

    One of football's last true gentlemen.
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  • alex16zxalex16zx Posts: 153
    Very sad news, not a fan of any club he's been involved in but he was one of those people who transcends anything like that.
    Was heading up to Newcastle this evening anyway, so I will try and mark it in some way. Think my mate's already gone down to St James's park this morning.
  • lloyd_bowerlloyd_bower Posts: 664
    Yep sad news, best record of recent of any England manager, and a success at many clubs on the continent too.

    Ridiculously sacked by Newcastle, how they've gone downhill since.
  • CHRISNOIRCHRISNOIR Posts: 1,400
    RIP Sir Bobby. Not followed football much I was a nipper but still have happy memories of Italia 1990, being a kid and glued to the TV.
  • I've long since given up my season ticket, I hardly watch the lads on TV, I've got little stomach left for millionaire tantrums, but when I listened to Sir Bobby talk with passion about the game he loved he reminded me why I followed it in the first place.

    RIP Sir Bobby.
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  • finchyfinchy Posts: 6,889
    + 1 to everything that's been said. A genuine management great.
  • timb64timb64 Posts: 255
    So sad to hear this news.
    I was lucky enough to have followed Ipswich Town FC since the early '70s so witnessed the work and incredible character of the man.
    He will never be forgotten in this part of the world.
  • Le CommentateurLe Commentateur Posts: 4,174
    Robmanic1 wrote:
    The nation's favorite grandad. Saw him on TV at that England v Germany legends game last weekend and was shocked how ill he looked, still had that twinkle in his eye though.

    One of football's last true gentlemen.

    Reckon the organizers knew he was on the way out and that was the unspoken reason for the event taking place.
  • weyayemanweyayeman Posts: 1,141
    Legend is used too much in sport sometimes,but this man wasn't just a Legend he was a
    SIR LEGEND

    R.I.P.Sir Bobby :(
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  • brainsysbrainsys Posts: 23
    Sad too. also sad to see Newcastle, Ipswich et al trying to claim my boyhood hero. A West Brom hero. Not only a great sixties team but where he must have learnt his management skills as behind him was Ken Howe who went on to manage the Woolwich Arsenal or whatever they call themselves these days.

    Football was a very different game then and a little bit more of it died today.
  • ElLawroElLawro Posts: 59
    Many many things wrong with the modern game, mostly populated by people just out for what they could get! Sir Bobby Robson's honesty, integrity and sheer enthusiasm for the game always shone through! RIP
  • 18921892 Posts: 1,592
    RIP Sir Bobby :(

    A lovely bloke, who I think would have won the world cup if he hadn't been hounded out of the job by the gutter press.

    Will be very sadly missed by all footie fans the world over
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  • timb64timb64 Posts: 255
    brainsys wrote:
    Sad too. also sad to see Newcastle, Ipswich et al trying to claim my boyhood hero. A West Brom hero. Not only a great sixties team but where he must have learnt his management skills as behind him was Ken Howe who went on to manage the Woolwich Arsenal or whatever they call themselves these days.

    Football was a very different game then and a little bit more of it died today.

    No-one's trying to claim him,just showing some respect and admiration for the man.
  • pneumaticpneumatic Posts: 1,989
    as a lifelong Arsenal fan (1978)
    and Scotland Fan (1990)
    and wry observer of the catastrophic tragedy that is Newcastle United

    I have no fanatically motivated reason to admire the man at all,

    Nevertheless, I get the impression, as a human being, that this was one of the greats.

    I saw George Burley on the TV tonight describing how BR treated him on his debut (by arranging for his mum and dad to sit in the directors' box at Old Trafford) and I thought what a fine man he must have been.

    BTW: brainsys, if you mean Don Howe, good Lord, you should have spent the afternoons that I endured on the North Bank in the 1980's to know that these were not the Heydays of the Woolwich Arsenal (founded, incidentally, by a man from Fife!)


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  • grantusgrantus Posts: 690
    As a Scot I never could understand why he was treated so badly by the gutter press in England?

    He seemed like a really nice man - his lifetime achievement award last christmas at the SPoTY awards was brilliant - lump in the throat stuff

    To think he was stitched up by a little to$$er like Keiron Dyer at Newcastle as well :evil:
  • True gent
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  • A man full of humility and I would say is possibly (the last one being Alex Ferguson) the penultimate of his generation of managers who could DO THE JOB whether he had the "badges" or not.

    Qualifications :!: :!: I've censored 'em can you DO THE JOB? He could,

    This is part of the trouble with this country.
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  • grantusgrantus Posts: 690
    Great programme on BBC1 last night.

    Loved Van Niistelrooy's story about the mickey mouse drawing in the PSV training ground :)
  • grantus wrote:
    Great programme on BBC1 last night.

    Loved Van Niistelrooy's story about the mickey mouse drawing in the PSV training ground :)

    Here, here. Wish RVN had named names though. :lol:
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