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.
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.