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Newcastle United Honor Sir Bobby Robson

10:55 am, Sunday, February 24th, 2008 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 14 Comments

We were very pleased to see Bobby Robson congratulated on his 75th birthday before yesterday’s game with Manchester United with the unveiling of a bronze statue of Sir Bobby that will be placed within St. James Park as a lasting reminder for what he did for the club between 1999 and 2004, and throughout his lifetime.

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Bobby Robson – the great man now cast in bronze

The unveiling of the bust of Sir Bobby was kept secret form him and was a complete surprise to Bobby.

Managers Kevin Keegan and Sir Alex Ferguson joined Mike Ashley and Chris Mort for the unveiling of the bust. It will stand in the players’ entrance to the Milburn Stand and is a really classy gesture by the new management at Newcastle United.

Sir Bobby said:

“I’m a little lost for words as I had no idea this was going to happen.”“I think it is a wonderful gesture from the Club. I am so proud and I am so thrilled at this.”

“To be recognized like this is so pleasing. I would just like to thank everyone involved with doing this.”

Maybe that will help Bobby forget his sacking from the club because he is a greatly loved person on Tyne-side, and indeed throughout the football world. He’s a great manager but an even greater person.

Kevin Keegan added:

“Sir Bobby is a wonderful advert for the north east and the fans still fondly remember his time in charge of the Club.”

Sir Bobby Robson also came onto the pitch to take a prolonged standing ovation from the Newcastle United faithful who just adore the man.

Well done Bobby Robson, and thanks for everything!

Comments welcome.



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14 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Zx // Feb 24, 2008 at 11:14 AM

    Good gesture from the club. Sir Bobby deserves everything for the work, the effort, the love for the club.

  • 2 paulthe pom // Feb 24, 2008 at 11:17 AM

    why oh why did we sack him.i was one of those that thought he had lost the dressing room!you dont appreciate what you have got til its gone.sir bobby.your the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 3 Leo* I HATE NICKY BUTT // Feb 24, 2008 at 11:23 AM

    i really enjoyed the reception we gave him, couldnt have gone much better, even the manchester fans were cheering and clapping wolf wistling the lot!!!

  • 4 Leo* I HATE NICKY BUTT // Feb 24, 2008 at 11:25 AM

    i see on the side banner that joey barton is banned against liverpool!!! all i can say is quality

    he was a waste of space on saterday, along with nicky butt… boils my pee they do

  • 5 Gooderz // Feb 24, 2008 at 11:39 AM

    I dearly hope Sir Bobby can be given a role as a ‘transfer consultant’ or something. He knows what Newcastle are about, and has a lot of sense to go with his vast experience. He could help make sure we get the right players in whatever situation we find ourselves in come the season end.

    After all, he scouted Boumsong and determined he was not Premiership quality, and then Souness came along and bought him for £8m.

    His health is obviously a concern, but if it’s just the odd meeting with Mort, Keegan, Wise and co then I’m sure he could make it.

  • 6 Dinko // Feb 24, 2008 at 11:43 AM

    http://www.petitiononline.com/mataylor/petition.html

  • 7 Bill F // Feb 24, 2008 at 12:02 PM

    Is it just me, but does that bronze look a little glum. I always think of Sir Bob as having that cheeky little grin on his face as in the photograph.

  • 8 scott9 // Feb 24, 2008 at 12:05 PM

    just to think we sacked this great man for coming 5th

  • 9 Dragoner // Feb 24, 2008 at 12:20 PM

    this man was trully great, he was building a great structure to our team, and it looked like newcastle were well on their way to greatness again, then we sacked him and it all came crashing down around us, SOUNESS actually destroyed our club

  • 10 Dragoner // Feb 24, 2008 at 12:21 PM

    actually i take it back about souness, managers do not appoint themselves, it was that idiot fatty shepherd

  • 11 GP // Feb 24, 2008 at 12:53 PM

    Sir Bobby is a legend, and should never have been sacked at the time he was. He brought pride back to this club and it’s a shame we didn’t get him straight after Keegan left.

  • 12 Dan // Feb 24, 2008 at 1:58 PM

    Sir Bobby Robson is a legend… I miss the old days, things were so much happier back then..=)

  • 13 phoonCK // Feb 24, 2008 at 2:17 PM

    Great man, great memories..

    On the day he celebrated his birthday with the faithful fans at St James Park, was also the day he witnessed his beloved club thrashed. What a shame. The Man Utd players seemed more committed to give Sir Bobby a birthday gift than our own bunch of clowns.

    The players really need to pull up their socks, or they would have let us down. Very down..

    Still, I believe the combination of Mike Mortgan aka Ashley, Mort and Keegan will be a successful one. Just need the players to turn up for their games..

    Keep the Faith
    Howay the Lads

  • 14 hanzemre // Feb 25, 2008 at 10:34 AM

    Sir Bobby our lover of all time. Many thanks for your good work & wish you belatedly Happy Birthday. Just sad the clowns on the pitch didn’t cheered him up as supposedly alas showing inept performance aka bad joke indeed.




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