Bobby Would Have Been Proud Of Newcastle Fans At Tannadice

Kevin Nolan has today rightly paid tribute to the Newcastle United fans who traveled to Dundee United on Sunday to celebrate the life of Sir Bobby Robson.

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Always good to see – Newcastle players applauding their terrific fans

The very best thing about Newcastle United are the fans and today Kevin Nolan says the former Newcastle manager would have been proud of their turnout yesterday.

Nearly 2,500 football mad Geordies made the trip north of the border to Tannadice Park with many bringing with them flags, shirts and banners in memory of the Newcastle legend who sadly passed away on Friday.

And even with the club in terrible turmoil that couldn’t dampen the spirits of the faithful Newcastle fans who were as great as ever yesterday,  and the players warmly applauded them at the end of the game – good for them!

And Nolan revealed after the hard fought 1-1 draw how the players had learned of  Bobby Robson’s death.

“We were all in the dining room when the news popped up on television, and it was emotional to see the reaction of the lads who had worked under him,”

“It was a sad, sad day. I’m a bit of an emotional guy myself, so it was hard.” “Sir Bobby was fantastic for football and fantastic for England.”

“I think the fans celebrated his life because what a fantastic man he was and what a fantastic life he had.”

“He would have been proud of that support.”

Yes, it has been an emotional few days for a lot of us who just loved the man.

But the positive thing in all of this is that his example is there for all to see. Not only was Bobby a terrific manager but he was also a humble man, and greatly loved by all.

We’d like to see the lads carry that spirit into the Championship starting next Saturday.

And we need some new leaders on Tyneside as it looks like Nicky Butt and Habib Beye have had enough of this latest nonsense a the club.

Kevin Nolan can certainly be a leader on Tyneside, and we hope the lad will step up to the plate. That’s if we don’t sell him before September of course. 🙁

Comments welcome.

9 comments so far

  • magforlife

    Aug 3, 2009 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #1

    All we need is a team and management to match the fans and we are half way there

  • Toon Graeme

    Aug 3, 2009 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #2

    Mag – agreed

  • ginkoh

    Aug 3, 2009 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #3

    All we need now is new owner and manager !!

  • Toon Graeme

    Aug 3, 2009 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #4

    Did anyone see the BBC tribute on Sat night when they kept cutting from Sir Bobby from decades ago to when he was at NUFC a few years back (prior to sack of course).

    It was practically word for word.

    His man-management skills were what AS shadowed for what 8 weeks.

    I do hope a new manager comes in a makes their mark and gets those along for the ride (weekly wage packet) to ship up or f**k off!!

    I think the atmosphere at the Hawthorns will be amazing.

  • toonsy

    Aug 3, 2009 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #5

    TG, agreed! I shall be there, as i know you will be! Cant wait TBH, the start of the season may give us something else to think about other than the bad stuff thats keeps happening to us!

    The press can take the pi55 out of us – But the can never take wor Bobby away from us!

  • Danish_Magpie

    Aug 3, 2009 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #6

    This is a relatively strong team…:


    R. Taylor…S. Taylor… Kadar…Enrique



    Subs: Krul, Tozer, Lough, A. Smith, Inman/Donaldson/Vuckic, Xisco, Ranger

    This is assuming that Jonas (6m), Coloccini (5m), Beye (3m), Bassong (10m), Geremi (0m), Butt (1m) bugger off, to bring in another 25m.

    In wages, that would save approx 225k/week = 12m/year and with Oba having left as well, would bring us down to approx 40m/year which is doable. It’s a thin squad, but may be enough to get into the playoffs if we bring in a manager and we get a bit lucky

  • liam85

    Aug 3, 2009 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #7

    I actually really like the third kit.. Such a shame about the fruit salad away kit!

    We need some good news from Newcastle… I’m splitting hairs each day.. I hate the waiting.

  • milburn

    Aug 3, 2009 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #8

    fight like batty v lesaux @

  • stk85

    Aug 3, 2009 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #9

    why the hell did we get another 3rd kit?! we’ve never used the silver one from last year! theyre a waste of everyones time effort and pennies


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