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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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The Journalist

Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday July 31 2009

Time: 10:44AM

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R.I.P Sir Bobby - legend
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31/07/2009 10:50:00

Got really choked when I heard this. RIP Sir Bobby!
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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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31/07/2009 12:04:00

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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.
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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.
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31/07/2009 12:44:00

The only English manager in my lifetime who genuinely struck me as being humble, but still authoritative - and extremely likeable. One of the few managers whose ability to remain natural during times of stress showed himself up as a true football great. His smile as Dennis Bergkamp scored that beauty against his Newcastle side in 2002 displayed his true passion for the game. A great character. You'll be missed Bobby. R.I.P.
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31/07/2009 13:02:00

When famous people die there is always a lot of people offering their condolences on fan sites and blogs such as this one. And whilst the sentiments expressed are genuine enough it's often the case, in my opinion at least, of people going through the montions ..... but with Sir Bobby, I feel genuine sadness.
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31/07/2009 15:43:00

He's before my time but every single thing I've heard, every single piece I've read about him has told me that he must have been a great manager as well as a well respected man. In an age of title inflation including this knighthood stuff, Bobby Robson was one of the few men who struck me as truly worthy of the title. Rest in peace Sir.
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31/07/2009 17:04:00

Top man and a credit to the game, R.I.P Mr Football.
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31/07/2009 17:12:00

Sir Bobby Robson was Mr Football, and he'll be missed by all the Football Family. R.I.P Sir Bobby Robson!!!
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31/07/2009 20:18:00

Football has lost someone that epitomised the game with his every breath, Amazing man, amazing life, brave til the end, he will be missed greatly by everyone, RIP Bobby
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31/07/2009 21:09:00

forget about football for the moment, just loved the man and the person tat he was. what an amazing character he was. one of the few ppl in the modern game who when wud talk, ppl wud actually listen, just loved him for everything tat he was and everything tat he did. wish i wud have met yu atleast oonce sir bobby, take care up there, maybe someday i will meet yu..
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31/07/2009 21:38:00

Amongst all the violence and non-sense there is in football today, there is still the element of the game that unite's all Englishmen and football fans alike. At the heart of all this was Sir Bobby Robson. You will be greatly missed. R.I.P
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01/08/2009 03:04:00
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01/08/2009 11:46:00

A man of true substance ,, a Legend ....... and one of the reasons that we all love the game of football ............ Hail ,, Hail ,, Bobby ..........!!!!!
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