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.
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. 🙁