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Remembering The Inspirational Sir Bobby Robson

8:34 am, Sunday, July 31st, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 29 Comments

Today is the 7th anniversary of the death of former England, Ipswich and Newcastle manager Sir Bobby Robson, and seven years ago the 76-year-old lost his long battle with cancer.

Bobby was one of the best managers England have ever produced and he was great at Ipswich for 13 years and then managed England for 8 years and took us to the semi-finals of the World Cup in 1990 before we lost on penalties to Germany after extra time.

Bobby had taken England to the quarter finals of the World Cup in 1986 before Argentina and the hand of God beat us.

He took over as manager at Newcastle United in September of 1999 when we were in serious trouble and second bottom of the league with just one point after six games played.

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Sir Bobby Robson – an inspiration

He famously turned things around that season with a brilliant display of coaching and man-management and we eventually finished in 11th place with 52 points – so Bobby gained 51 points in 32 games that season.

Sir Bobby managed the club for five years and had Newcastle in 4th, 3rd and 5th positions in his final three seasons as Newcastle manager.

His record at Newcastle was 255 games,  won 119, drew 64  and lost 72 for a win percentage of around 47%.

He also managed some top European clubs like PSV, Porto, Sporting Lisbon and Barcelona, when a young Jose Mourinho was his assistant.

Bobby was the son of a miner and a life-long Newcastle fan and he founded the successful Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, which has raised millions and millions for research into the treatment of cancer.

Sir Bobby Robson continues to be a complete inspiration to us.



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29 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jail for Ashley // Jul 31, 2016 at 8:39 AM

    RIP SBR. True Hero.

  • 2 Jail for Ashley // Jul 31, 2016 at 8:41 AM

    hibbitt,
    She seemed to, clapped at all the right times and never said she was bored, so I think it was a success.

  • 3 G // Jul 31, 2016 at 8:41 AM

    Aye, a true legend. He may not of won us any trophies, but my god we played some wondweful football. RIP.

  • 4 G // Jul 31, 2016 at 8:43 AM

    Wonderful that comment should read.

  • 5 Bambams // Jul 31, 2016 at 8:44 AM

    SBR Toon Legend

  • 6 expatmag // Jul 31, 2016 at 8:44 AM

    AC

    Takes all sorts of cretins, mate…….lol

    RIP……SIR BOBBY……RESPECT AND LOVE FOREVER

  • 7 Veltmann // Jul 31, 2016 at 8:46 AM

    Still couldn’t figure out this guy.Always preaching about something and looking for rabbles.
    If something happens to your personal life,it’s your fault,no one else’s.Why don’t you give it a rest? Or Stick to cleaning the toilet and don’t dare mentioning my name ever again.You reveal yourself as a wum in many occasions, while calling others wums.Sad old joker.
    Seek help!

  • 8 Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 31, 2016 at 8:46 AM

    RIP Sir Bobby. A true great of the game, and an absolute gentleman.

  • 9 Veltmann // Jul 31, 2016 at 8:48 AM

    And that post is for the cretin head.
    He knows himself!!

  • 10 dpatte4r43 // Jul 31, 2016 at 8:48 AM

    Met SBR and shook his hand as he started the Great North Run with the then sunderland manager Peter reid, what a truly inspirational man, who was a genuinely nice person, RIP Sir Bobby “YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN”.

  • 11 Average_Contents // Jul 31, 2016 at 8:48 AM

    RIP Sir Bob.

    True legend but above all else a true gentleman who loved this club.

    Gone but never forgotten.

  • 12 Jib // Jul 31, 2016 at 8:51 AM

    Jail for Ashley // Jul 31, 2016 at 8:31 AM
    Veltman,
    Are you chewing khat already, a bit early is it not?
    Average_Contents // Jul 31, 2016 at 8:33 AM
    Veltman getting the lip on.
    Go wipe em.

    Nice bit of combined subtle racism there lads.
    Well done

  • 13 Jail for Ashley // Jul 31, 2016 at 8:53 AM

    Don’t be silly Jib.

  • 14 welshgeordie9 // Jul 31, 2016 at 8:54 AM

    RIP Sir Bobby Robson, what a legend.

  • 15 expatmag // Jul 31, 2016 at 8:57 AM

    Veltman

    Ho ho ho…..i am so offended….ohhhh deae me…..what to do…….maybe I will never ever recover from those personal insults……ohhhh woe is me………LMAO

  • 16 welshgeordie9 // Jul 31, 2016 at 8:57 AM

    Hope Benitez will bring exciting times back since the days of the great one, mind you other mananagers should have done it but failed miserably.

  • 17 welshgeordie9 // Jul 31, 2016 at 8:59 AM

    Come on now guys play nicely, otherwise i will have to put you all on the naughty step.

  • 18 expatmag // Jul 31, 2016 at 9:00 AM

    AC

    I regularly watch the DVD whre Gary Lineker interviews SBR at NUFC.

    The thing that struck me above all was the genuineness of a simple mans man and his love and enthusiasm for EVERYONE.

    A true example to be followed in life.

  • 19 welshgeordie9 // Jul 31, 2016 at 9:00 AM

    It would have to be a very big step though.

    Ha ha ha

  • 20 expatmag // Jul 31, 2016 at 9:01 AM

    WELSHIE

    It was his fault………lol

  • 21 Jail for Ashley // Jul 31, 2016 at 9:01 AM

    What other managers welsh, Souness, Roger and Allardyce. KK was hamstrung in his first window and the rest……

  • 22 welshgeordie9 // Jul 31, 2016 at 9:03 AM

    The thing i will always love about SBR, no player or manager never said a bad word about him, shows how much he’s respected around the world.

  • 23 JP...from The Rock // Jul 31, 2016 at 9:06 AM

    Can’t help but love Sir Bobby! What a character, a true gent in a modern and selfish world. An inspiration to all and a legend that will forever be geordie folklore. Rest in Peace Sir Bobby.

  • 24 Laurent Robert 32 // Jul 31, 2016 at 9:06 AM

    What a great man you are, Sir Bobby. Thank you.

  • 25 welshgeordie9 // Jul 31, 2016 at 9:06 AM

    Jail

    What I’m trying to say is that we haven’t had a good manager since Sir Bobby Robson, keegan when he first took over, other than that they have been poor.

  • 26 Jail for Ashley // Jul 31, 2016 at 9:15 AM

    You didn’t say that welsh, you said other managers have should have brought success but failed miserably and KK wasn’t bad at all second time round once he’d got his ideas across. We were playing some lovely stuff including a thumping win against Spurs at WHL.

  • 27 lochinvar // Jul 31, 2016 at 9:28 AM

    Just wonder what the great man would make of the madness in today’s transfer market – perhaps there should be a levy on all transfer fees paid towards charities such as the SBR Foundation to help others and reduce the obscene amounts of fees paid to Agents.
    Thinking of SBR and some of his quotes brings a smile to the face and that’s a legacy in itself.

  • 28 Rotonda heights // Jul 31, 2016 at 9:32 AM

    i think that’s why i respect rafa so much, like sbr he’s a true gent of the game.

    Forestieri, Knockaert and Rico Henry and we’re good to go.

    Our toon,

    Not sure you can say rafa exactly failed at Real, Inter or Napoli.

    FIFA Club World Club Cup, in December 2010 with Inter Milan.

    Italian Super Cup, August 2010 with Inter Milan.

    Italian Super Cup, with SCC Napoli in December 2014.

    Italian Cup, with SSC Napoli in May 2014.

    Joint 2nd and reached CL latter stages with Real when sacked.

    If that’s failure, can we have some of that please.

    While we’re at it

    UEFA Europa League, with Chelsea FC on May 15, 2013.

    Community Shield, with Liverpool FC in August 2006.

    FA CUP, with Liverpool FC on May 13, 2006.
    European Super Cup with Liverpool FC in August 2005.

    UEFA Champions League, with Liverpool FC on May 25, 2005.

    UEFA Cup with Valencia CF SAD on May 19, 2004.

    Premier League (La liga), with Valencia CF SAD in May 2004.

    Premier League (La liga), with Valencia CF SAD in May 2002.

  • 29 SPRINGY // Jul 31, 2016 at 9:56 AM

    Sir Bobby Robson, gentleman…..hero….legend. R.I.P.




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