Bobby Robson’s Death Has Brought Newcastle Players Together

Newcastle caretaker boss Chris Hughton has reflected on an emotionally few days at the club since the great Sir Bobby Robson passed away on Friday.

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Carver with Bobby Robson – during stint in charge of Newcastle

Chris thinks Newcastle players will emerge stronger characters after the death of Sir Bobby Robson brought them closer together as a unit at the Newcastle club.

And it was just great to see the Newcastle players pay their own personal tribute to Robson when they pointed to the skies after Andy Carroll had opened the scoring at Tannadice Park yesterday.

Hughton told the Evening Chronicle today:

“I don’t know if that was pre-meditated but it was a lovely gesture for Sir Bobby.”

“It was very nice to see.” “The ones who didn’t know Bobby well got swept along with the emotions of the last few days.”

“But the ones who did know him knew exactly what he meant to the club.” “The ones who didn’t know him well probably feel like they do now.”

“Players and staff who worked under him have been talking of their memories about Bobby.”

“The emotion is not just about the players, it’s staff and everybody at the training ground who worked with Sir Bobby.”

“Everybody gets involved in it.”

And Hughton feels that the tidal wave of public emotion can help bring people together, as he continued:

“It has brought us together in some ways.” “Players have bonded even more and it has been an emotional few days.”

The unbelievable Newcastle fans, 2,500 in number, continually chanted the name of Robson throughout the game at Tannadice.

And they unfolded a huge banner that read:

“RIP Sir Bobby – Wor Special One”

Hopefully Sir Bobby’s untimely death may be the spark that gets the lads playing together as a unit, as teams under Bobby always played.

If they can play with heart and passion then we must stand a decent chance of getting all 3 point on Saturday at WBA.

That’s the goal for our first game in the Championship – to be sure.

Comments welcome.

8 comments so far

  • Doocey

    Aug 3, 2009 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #1

    Indeed, Brom will be very tough though. They haven’t lost many players and have brought in a few too.,

  • punk skunk...

    Aug 3, 2009 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #2

    ‘Wor Special One’!..

  • milburn

    Aug 3, 2009 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #3

    Sad week/season but for a good bit of fun visit this link for a good old fashioned punch up

  • Big Dave

    Aug 3, 2009 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #4

    As Ryan taylor said we will be playing against 12 players each game next season, sure that will make it fair as SBR will be with us every game . and given the choose of extra man between ref and SBR i know who i would prefer and its not the ref

  • Nobby_Long

    Aug 3, 2009 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #5

    Wonder why the Chronicle haven’t mentioned anything on the takeover today……Lee Ryder stated (during his text updates of the match yesterday) that there would be an update today in the Chronicle……can’t see one in there myself.

    Anyone know how the Sirous Mahjoob story was shown to be a hoax????

    Never believed the DIC rumour….and as for Sir John Hall’s mate, the diamond mining billionaire……..journalist are just p!ss taking now…

  • Big Dave

    Aug 3, 2009 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #6

    Why do we allways get people spamming mybrute on here Ed can you not block mybrute the same as b$nny to*l

  • punk skunk...

    Aug 3, 2009 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #7

    Leazes end: Bobby Robson’s Black ‘n’ White Army

    Gallowgate end: Rob-son’s Black ‘n’ White Army

  • workyticket

    Aug 3, 2009 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #8

    Nobby_Long // Aug 3, 2009 at 2:12 PM

    “Anyone know how the Sirous Mahjoob story was shown to be a hoax????”

    Well I can tell you how one aspect was shown to be decidedly fishy, as I discovered it myself.

    I was already familiar with the Iranian Labour News Agency, through my interest in Iranian politics. It was the ILNA which was quoted as the source for the alleged Majoob ‘interview’ in that much quoted Arabian business story about Majoob and Newcastle United.

    This alleged ‘interview’ simply wasn’t there. When I checked again, and again, it still wasn’t there.


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