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Farewell Sir Bobby Robson

Farewell Sir Bobby Robson

The tragic news has just broken that football has lost one of it's greatest character as Bobby Robson has passed away following a long battle with cancer.

Bobby Robson will be remembered fondly by everyone involved in football, whether that be players, managers, backroom staff or fans. He was a real character and provided many great footballing and comedic moments. His football management united the nation in 1990 as he almost took his team to the world cup final after an epic battle with the Germans.

As with most people who have watched football for a long time, everyone has their favorite story about Bobby Robson, and I'm no different.

Many years ago a youngman went along to a book shop where Bobby was doing a book signing session for his latest book. After waiting for a long time for all the waiting people to get their books signed it was finally the turn of this eager fellow. As he handed Bobby the book he said hello, and as Bobby began to sign his name he was asked, 'how many books have you signed today Bobby?', to which the reply came 'Oh hundreds son, hundreds!'.

Upon returning home, he opened his freshly autographed book and inside read:

'Best Wishies, Bobby Hundreds'

I'm sure as the tributes come flooding in, more and more stories just like this one will be told over and over in the memory of this great man.

Rest In Peace Bobby Hundreds.

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Date:Friday July 31 2009
Time: 10:44AM


R.I.P Sir Bobby - legend
31/07/2009 10:50:00
Got really choked when I heard this. RIP Sir Bobby!
31/07/2009 11:02:00
The world of football is a sadder place without you Sir Bobby. May you rest in eternal peace......God Bless.
31/07/2009 11:08:00
Great football man, one of the few English managers to try his hand abroad- and succeed massively. His abilities as a football manager are beyond question and will no doubt be expanded upon by many- and rightly so. But for now the only thing I can think it proper to say is that he always struck me as an incredibly nice man. Genuine in victory and defeat. There's no better epitaph than that.
Little Dutch
31/07/2009 11:19:00
another legend gone i was lucky enough to meet him he was a true gent and you could see the passion and love he had for the game just by listening to him talk..... RIP Sir Bobby
31/07/2009 11:53:00
A thoroughly decent man who excelled at his chosen profession. The world always seems a little emptier with the passing of people like Robson. He'll always be remembered with great affection I am sure.
31/07/2009 11:53:00
Although we knew this was coming, it makes the actuality no easier to take. A great manager at club and international level (I loved England when he was in charge) but even more importantly an absolute gentleman. I always had the utmost respect and highest regard for this true sportsman. Good night Bobby, the pain is gone at last and only love remains. RIP.
31/07/2009 12:04:00
31/07/2009 12:06:00
Love the guy. I remember his speech on the BBC Sports Personality of the Year, very moving. Will be missed by all.
31/07/2009 12:39:00
A great man and one of the last true gentlemen of football. A sad sad loss to the game and society in general. Forever R.I.P Sir Bobby.
31/07/2009 12:44:00
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