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It´s Happy Birthday To A Great Man – A True Inspiration

8:11 am, Thursday, February 18th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 11 Comments

It would have been Sir Bobby Robson´s 83rd birthday today.

Bobby is one of our all time heroes and he was a wonderful man and a true inspiration.

Just think what Bobby would get out of the current Newcastle side – we´d be in the top six – at least.

Bobby was a true coach in every sense of the word – he always got the very best out of the players he had available.

He was a genius at that and a true leader of men.

sir bobby robson

Sir Bobby Robson

Here´s the tweet sent out by Newcastle United but Bobby was born in Sacriston, County Durham in 1933 so they have the age wrong.

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11 responses so far ↓

  • 1 firebug666 // Feb 18, 2016 at 8:24 AM

    Aye sadly missed is Bobby, At least he does not have to witness the diabolical state our (and his) beloved Newcastle are in.

    I’ll bet he would have had a few things to say about, and to the idiots in charge.

    RIP Bobby, fondly remembered.

  • 2 firebug666 // Feb 18, 2016 at 8:27 AM

    Just had a look out of the window, and there are people about, so I’m not the only person left in the world……..

  • 3 beermonkey // Feb 18, 2016 at 8:36 AM


    are u lonely

  • 4 lochinvar // Feb 18, 2016 at 8:39 AM

    Sadly missed.

    Meanwhile back at the Asylum the Chronicle reports McLaren is to be given more time to turn things around … ?
    In the year 2525 ( there’s a song in there )

    And Mitrovic out injured…. It’s going to take longer than they think

  • 5 firebug666 // Feb 18, 2016 at 8:42 AM


    Not now, Our lass has has got up and started talking, my lonely fantasy is inevitably drifting away to be replaced by the days orders.

    Damn you REALITY!

  • 6 lesh // Feb 18, 2016 at 8:58 AM

    It seems that the powers that be at SJP can’t even get a simple thing like getting SBR’s birthday right.

  • 7 Sav // Feb 18, 2016 at 10:27 AM

    A tribute by all means but ‘happy birthday’?

  • 8 toonincheek // Feb 18, 2016 at 11:09 AM

    Sir Bobby – taken too young.

    83 today – not an unusual age these days.

    Thanks for everything Sir Bobby, and if you can swing anything our way to survive relegation, I’m sure you will.

    RIP Sir Bobby.

  • 9 Draxler // Feb 18, 2016 at 12:00 PM

    Haven’t impressed by Saivet.He looked lightweight and nervous.Carr is a good scout but his talent looks faded recently.

  • 10 martoon // Feb 18, 2016 at 12:36 PM

    As someone who has recently had to use the NCCC at the Freeman I never realised what a fantastic legacy he left for everybody in the North East. RIP Sir Bobby

  • 11 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 18, 2016 at 12:57 PM

    RIP Sir Bob

    Best manager of my lifetime

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