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Offline Cronky

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« Reply #2375 on: Monday 18 June 2018, 08:19:04 am »
I enjoyed watching it, with all that old footage dating back years. It really brought out Sir Bob's will power and infectious optimism. It carried him and his teams through many a sticky patch and on to success.

There was a lot made of his spell at Barcelona, which felt a little distorting, because he was only there as manager for one season. In truth, his finest achievement was probably at Ipswich, where he took a second tier club to consistent top-five finishes and the very top of the European game. He took the risk of bringing in continental players at a time when that was a rarity in the English game.

Such a shame we weren't able to land him after his year at Barca. He should definitely have walked after Van Gaal had been brought in, but I suspect he loved the job so much he was hoping to be able to step back into it, if things went belly-up with Van Gaal.

The definitive story of exactly went wrong in his final year with us will probably never be written. There were rifts, between him and the Chairman and between the younger and older players in the squad, but I can't help but feel that the most significant one was the one that gets glossed over  - ie between him and Shearer.
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« Reply #2376 on: Monday 18 June 2018, 11:08:14 am »
Still not watched it yet. Got the DVD in the house. Trying to find time whilst working and then getting in and there's 2 games on the tele to watch. I'll watch it when there's a day without any games on.

Offline chopey

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« Reply #2377 on: Thursday 21 June 2018, 11:27:50 am »
I thought it was a great watch and the amount of coaches and managers that he influenced (apart from that Van Gaal c***) was amazing, A Knight to remember was more emotional though.

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Offline Scotty66

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« Reply #2379 on: Sunday 8 July 2018, 10:34:47 am »
Was a great clip that they showed before the game yesterday. Got Lineker all tearful  :'(

Can't remember that commandment in the film though? Weird that they didn't include it as its a great insight to how he worked.

Offline Paully

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« Reply #2380 on: Sunday 29 July 2018, 11:41:39 am »
Brilliant

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Offline Paulie Walnuts

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« Reply #2381 on: Wednesday 8 August 2018, 12:52:59 am »
just watched it - what a man,  That smile.  He wore his heart on his sleeve.  The dvd extra before the Germany England SF where the players are having a sweepstake on him mentioning the war in his pep talk.  Walks in and first thing he says is we beat them in the war :) Legend.


Offline wormy

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« Reply #2383 on: Thursday 23 August 2018, 07:38:53 pm »
Interesting read, Paully. Might have to pick up that Jonathan Wilson book.

Offline chopey

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« Reply #2384 on: Friday 24 August 2018, 10:47:20 am »
I hated that press conference when Van Gaal took over and Robson is sitting there taking in all the s***.

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« Reply #2385 on: Saturday 1 December 2018, 10:45:14 am »
More Than A Manager is now on UK Netflix.
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Offline sugoinufc

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« Reply #2386 on: Tuesday 11 December 2018, 11:16:57 am »
Watched "more than a Manager" yesterday.

oh how i wept! What a beautiful human being  :smitten:

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« Reply #2387 on: Monday 17 December 2018, 01:22:05 pm »
Principal of St.Johns college, Durham was this mornings thought for the day on Radio 4. Spoke at length about Sir Bobby and how he was great, not because of his influence in football but because of the way he stayed in touch with Gazza and raised all that money whilst he was on the way out. One of the people I really wish I could have met.

Offline ScottishMagpie

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« Reply #2388 on: Wednesday 2 January 2019, 05:03:22 pm »
Watched "more than a Manager" yesterday.

oh how i wept! What a beautiful human being  :smitten:


Just finished watching it myself today.  Cried like I'd just lost my dad. 

If anyone hasn't seen it yet just watch it!

To think where he had this club and compare it to where it is now.... :'(