Bobby Robson Sees Newcastle Playing With More Spirit

When Sir Bobby Robson speaks we listen, and he has today talked about Newcastle United’s chances of surviving in the Premier League, and as always Bobby is upbeat – what a guy!

Sir Bobby Robson – legend at Newcastle and Ipswich

Bobby told Setanta Sports News today:

“They’re having a difficult time at the moment, but there’s enough in the team that I’ve seen that, in my opinion, will make them secure in The Premiership,”

“I can’t see them getting relegated.” “They’re playing now with a bit more spirit and a bit more competitiveness and I’m sure that they’ll do well this season.”

Joe Kinnear seemes to have turned things around well but he livces day to day as the uncertainbty surrounding the club’s future seems to deepen.

Bobby has also complimented England manager Fabio Capello, after he won all his opening four competitive games in the World Cup qualifiers. Robson was initially sceptical of the appointment of the Italian, but he now admits The FA made the right choice.:

“He’s done a wonderful job,” “He’s got the team playing well, we’re getting some great results and we’re favorites to quality, so I think we should all be delighted.”

Bobby’s glass is always half full, and if you want to be successful in football, or any line of work for that matter, it’s really hard to be successful if you are a pessimist. Optimism breeds success.

Bobby is a living legend on Tyneside, and he has also worn the Union Jack on his forehead for all to see, but he is also a legend at Ipswich, where he first performed his football management miracles.

But he represents Newcastle United as a life time supporter, and he brings the club some great press, and it’s just a pity we couldn’t have bestowed the title of Newcastle United Ambassador on him, after he finally retired.

14 comments so far

  • UTD111

    Oct 31, 2008 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #1

    God bless Sir Bob :o)

    Mind I’m not sure about the union jack on his forehead, he’s always been more of an england supporter than the other home nations.

  • beyethegreat

    Oct 31, 2008 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #2

    agreed ed perhaps we could give him ambassador anyway i dont think we have 1 now

  • Punk Skunk

    Oct 31, 2008 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #3

    We love you Bobby…
    …Listen to him!..

    …Knackers to mingland tho’!..

  • Doocey

    Oct 31, 2008 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #4

    What a legend Old Bobby =)

    Spirit will keep us out of teh zone, if spirits are down they so is the team tablewise.

    Just look at Spurs, a new manager, 4 points from a possible 6 including coming from 2 goals behind v Arsenal.

  • James Richards

    Oct 31, 2008 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #5

    Bobby Robson has always been the enbodiment of everything that is good about football. Hardworking, Loyal, Respectful, Positive Thinking, Can Do Attitude. Basically a Pure Legend.

    I think we should rename St James east stand after him. The Bobby Robson Stand.

  • Ausgeordie

    Oct 31, 2008 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #6

    Get him back in

  • Matthew Tom

    Oct 31, 2008 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #7

    Bobby’s too ill for all the engagements he’d have to do if he was a NUFC Ambassador. The great man hasn’t got all that long left, as he said himself a couple of months ago.

    I love seeing him still turning up to matches, but we shouldn’t ask him for anything more, he’s given so much already.

    I totally agree about naming a stand after him, that would be a great idea.

  • lesh

    Oct 31, 2008 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #8

    That James Richards, is a sound idea and the powers that be wouldn’t do themeselves any harm by naming a Bobby Robson stand!

    In fact, it might help MA’s rehabilitation!!!

  • Bill F (Original)

    Oct 31, 2008 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #9

    I would still like turn that busts mouth up at the corners. Future generations are going to think he was a glum so and so. We know different. 🙂

  • Hadrian

    Oct 31, 2008 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #10

    god bless bobby .

  • 51times

    Oct 31, 2008 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #11

    While Sir Bobby is a legend in football, surely if we were to rename the East Stand it would be for Joe Harvey? I mean, he did win a trophy while managing us for 13 years. Sir Bobby deserves to be immortalised, but so does Joe.

  • Whumpie

    Oct 31, 2008 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #12

    Good point about Harvey. There aren’t that many decent people in football, but we’ve been lucky enough to have two of ’em..

  • garyfret

    Oct 31, 2008 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #13

    cant believe some people on here are talking about ashley and rehabilation etc. the mans clueless and we would never get a fully packed stadiom again under his guidance so let him go and ruin another club and not ours


    Oct 31, 2008 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #14



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