Bobby Robson Famous Quotes

“We didn’t underestimate them at all – they were just a lot better than we thought they were.”

“Manchester United dropped points, Liverpool dropped points, Chelsea dropped points, Everton dropped points, so in a way we haven’t lost anything at all really, although we dropped all three.”

“I would have given my right arm to be a pianist.”

“Maybe not goodbye, but farewell.”

“He has four lungs and two hearts – no doubt about it.”

“We’re flying on Concorde – that will  shorten the distance – that’s self-explanatory.”

“He’s very fast and if he gets a yard ahead of himself nobody will catch him.”

“The first ninety minutes of a football match are the most important.”

“Nobby Solano discharged himself from hospital after the Tottenham game and he’s driving and living the life, and also aware of who he is.”

“I’m not going to look beyond the semi-final – but I would love to lead Newcastle out at the final.”

“If you count your chickens before they’ve hatched, they won’t lay an egg.”

“He never fails to hit the target – but that was a miss.”

“Eighteen months ago Sweden were arguably one of the best three teams in Europe, and that would include Germany, Holland, Russia and anybody else if you like.”

“We can’t replace Gary Speed. Where do you get an experienced player like him with a left foot and a head?”

“Gary Speed has never played better, never looked fitter, never been older.”

“Alan Shearer has done very well for us, considering his age. We have introduced some movement into his game because he has got two good legs now, whereas last season he played with one leg.”

“Well, we got nine and you can’t score more than that.”
Bobby after Newcastle had hammered Sheffield Wednesday 8-0 in his first home game as manager of Newcastle – has anybody ever won a game 10-0?

“He’s the only man I know who could start an argument with himself”
Talking about Craig Bellamy

“One day, some team will end a football game scoring more goals than Brazil, and that might be the time Brazil lose.”

“Look at those olive trees! They must be 200 years old –  even before the time of Christ.”
Did Bobby mean 2000 years?

“In the first half he took a corner, a poor corner, which hit the first defender, and it took him 17 minutes to get back to the halfway line.”
On the laziness of former Newcastle winger Laurent Robert

PS – we love the guy!