Sir Bobby Robson

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Sir Bobby Robson

Post by ClaretTony » Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:07 am

Ten years ago today that he passed away - and his foundation has now raised over £13million.
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Re: Sir Bobby Robson

Post by Suratclaret » Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:33 am

A true legend. He was a very good player and I was fortunate to see him play on a number of occasions. His name lives on through the foundation and the amount of money raised so far is absolutely fantastic.

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Re: Sir Bobby Robson

Post by Steve1956 » Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:35 am

A gentleman,sadly missed.

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Re: Sir Bobby Robson

Post by ClaretTony » Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:06 am

One of the people in football I always wished I'd met and I'll never forget those pictures of him on his last public appearance at St. James' Park, so, so sad to see.

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Re: Sir Bobby Robson

Post by Lord Beamish » Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:50 am

One of the True Gentlemen of Football. Loved, admired, and respected, wherever he went.
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Re: Sir Bobby Robson

Post by beddie » Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:13 am

I really don't know where time goes. They didn't come much better than Sir Bobby. As said a true gentleman in every sense of the word.

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Re: Sir Bobby Robson

Post by BobSykes » Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:13 am

And if Gazza hadn't been a mere inch away from getting to the ball in the dying moments against West Germany, I am sure he'd have been England's second World Cup winning manager too.

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Re: Sir Bobby Robson

Post by JTClaret » Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:54 am

BobSykes wrote:And if Gazza hadn't been a mere inch away from getting to the ball in the dying moments against West Germany, I am sure he'd have been England's second World Cup winning manager too.
Are you thinking of Euro 96?

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Re: Sir Bobby Robson

Post by Heathclaret » Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:02 pm

JTClaret wrote:Are you thinking of Euro 96?

Italia 90?

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Post by Fretters » Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:05 pm

Heathclaret wrote:Italia 90?
The Gazza 'miss' was Euro 96. Italia 90 was Waddle's penalty.

I might read Sir Bobby's book again. He was one of football's greats.

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Re: Sir Bobby Robson

Post by Foulthrow » Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:15 pm

Great documentary about him on Netflix, great bit on how Barca screwed him over.

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Re: Sir Bobby Robson

Post by BobSykes » Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:29 pm

I was convinced Gazza's near miss was in the Italia 90 semi, but I will defer to those with better recall if so. My point still stands - we were close to beating Germnay and if so would very likely have won the World Cup again, under Bobby.
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Re: Sir Bobby Robson

Post by cricketfieldclarets » Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:40 pm

Foulthrow wrote:Great documentary about him on Netflix, great bit on how Barca screwed him over.
What’s it called will watch that

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Re: Sir Bobby Robson

Post by JamesSherbourne » Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:47 pm

Bobby Robson - More than a manager

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Re: Sir Bobby Robson

Post by ClaretTony » Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:50 pm

JamesSherbourne wrote:Bobby Robson - More than a manager
Saw that on Sky last year - really good watch

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Re: Sir Bobby Robson

Post by Hibsclaret » Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:26 pm

BobSykes wrote:I was convinced Gazza's near miss was in the Italia 90 semi, but I will defer to those with better recall if so. My point still stands - we were close to beating Germnay and if so would very likely have won the World Cup again, under Bobby.
The miss was definitely Euro 96, however, we more than deserved to win in 1990. Absolute travesty that the Germans won that as we were the better side, no doubt about that.

Where has that ten years gone. Shows how short life is given it feels like just a few years ago....

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Re: Sir Bobby Robson

Post by FCBurnley » Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:41 pm

Foulthrow wrote:Great documentary about him on Netflix, great bit on how Barca screwed him over.
Yes I saw that. Excellent. Wasnt especially a fan before watching but I was after

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Re: Sir Bobby Robson

Post by Wile E Coyote » Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:40 pm

he was a very good player, and as a football man impeccable. solid as a rock in the world cup campaign.
I loved his obsession with the game, truly inspirational man.

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