PSV Game Chance For Fans To Honor Bobby Robson Greatness

Newcastle fans were delighted when the PSV friendly was arranged for pre-season, and a pre-season game every July will be used to honor the former great man and fantastic manager.

Bobby Robson – a terrific man and a great manager

Newcastle manager Chris Hughton talked about the upcoming pre-season friendly game:

“It’s a combination of a few things – the appeal of PSV Eindhoven, and, of course, the Sir Bobby Robson anniversary as well, and I’m sure that will make for another superb occasion.”

“It’s a good quality game for us, and one that we, and the fans, can look forward to.” “What will happen over the pre-season is that the last four games will be of a very good, competitive standard, and PSV fits very nicely into that one.”

“It’s always trying to get the balance right between the standard of the opposition and a different style of football. PSV is a very competitive team, and they will come with a good side, and looking to compete.

“They’ll be very close to the start of their season as well, and it’s the right standard of game that we’re looking for.”

It will be just a terrific game that Newcastle and PSV fans will cherish, and maybe next season we can arrange a game with Ipswich in July –  to celebrate Bobby Robson’s life.

Bobby was at Ipswich Town FC  from January, 1969 until he took the England manager job in August 1982. and of course he performed many miracles at Portman Road.

Bobby’s management record at Ipswich was 709 Games – 316 Wins – 220 Losses and 173 Draws – for a win percentage of 44.57 – just fantastic for a club that never had any money to spend.

Comments welcome.

7 comments so far

  • Gash

    Jun 16, 2010 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #1

    If only Sir Bobby were here now as Director of football. Someone for CH to go to for guidance and help. Imagine the influence SBR would have in the transfer market when trying to borrow players from Sir Alex et al? He is still a huge loss to this club….and to think FFS sacked him….I dont know how he lives with himself.
    If CH models himself on SBR and achieves half of what SBR did then he will not have done badly at all. God bless Sir Bobby.

  • geordie jock

    Jun 16, 2010 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #2

    Why not try and get Barcalona, PSV, and Ipswich to join us in a pre season 4 team mini tournament next year with all proceeds going to the Bobby Robson Trust.

  • Gash

    Jun 16, 2010 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #3

    Cracking idea Geordie Jock.
    Imagine the TV interest in a tournament like this.
    Plus bear in mind we’ll be back in Europe then as well….lol

  • G

    Jun 16, 2010 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #4

    bloody hell… a sensible post!

  • toon soldier

    Jun 16, 2010 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #5

    @ geordie jock
    send an e-mail to the club,really good idea
    barcelona would be up to do anything for charity aswell

  • geordie jock

    Jun 16, 2010 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #6

    cheers lads

  • G

    Jun 16, 2010 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #7

    geordie jock, respect mate. Clearly the best idea since a couple of pagans decided to kick a pig-skin full of offal between two village boundaries. I salute you sir!


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