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Gonzo

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Re: Sir Bobby Robson (1933 - 2009)
« Reply #2400 on: Thursday 1 August 2019, 12:28:11 AM »
What makes me so sad is that his last year watching the club, he could see the direction the clubs new owner was taking it in. That must have stung.

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« Reply #2401 on: Thursday 1 August 2019, 12:31:50 AM »
Meanwhile, we’ve got Steve Bruce giving it the Geordie card. The gulf between them is immeasurable.

This club has been occupied and Bruce is Vidkun Quisling.

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« Reply #2402 on: Thursday 1 August 2019, 12:37:53 AM »
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.... :'(

Watched it on the plane on the way back to the UK this summer. Hard watch, absolutely criminal how much he was p*ssed on with England, at Barca and eventually us. Didn't even know him but miss him greatly.

Simply the best to ever be associated with this club. It was his sheer class, humility, and brilliance on and off the pitch. I love him more than KK because there was just something extra special about SBR’s human side.

Should never have been sacked, should have run the football club from board level until he either decided to walk away or pass away.
This completely, especially the end. Should have moved upstairs and brought his choice of manager in to mould (unless it was in fact bruce or Carver haha).

No doubt at all Mourinho would have eventually came here had Sir Bobby been upstairs. 
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Re: Sir Bobby Robson (1933 - 2009)
« Reply #2403 on: Thursday 1 August 2019, 12:39:37 AM »
Got it for my birthday last year, definitely had tears welling but often of pride.
There was this moment against Man City in 01/02 when Keegan came back, got a great ovation of course and rightly so, the crowd sung "There's only one Kevin Keegan" and after a few verses it morphed into "There's only one Bobby Robson" and slightly louder. (Intend to watch again soon now I remind myself of it)

Given that his choice to come in as an understudy was Mourinho. That might have worked out for us. But Abramovich arrived, Porto win the champions league and the rest is history.
My main motivation for maintaining a season ticket for that year was that it would be Sir Bobby's last year. He deserved a proper thank you...and it would have been awesome.

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« Reply #2404 on: Thursday 1 August 2019, 01:03:17 AM »
Simply the best to ever be associated with this club. It was his sheer class, humility, and brilliance on and off the pitch. I love him more than KK because there was just something extra special about SBR’s human side.

Should never have been sacked, should have run the football club from board level until he either decided to walk away or pass away.

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« Reply #2405 on: Thursday 1 August 2019, 09:06:18 AM »
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.... :'(

Watched it on the plane on the way back to the UK this summer. Hard watch, absolutely criminal how much he was p*ssed on with England, at Barca and eventually us. Didn't even know him but miss him greatly.

Simply the best to ever be associated with this club. It was his sheer class, humility, and brilliance on and off the pitch. I love him more than KK because there was just something extra special about SBR’s human side.

Should never have been sacked, should have run the football club from board level until he either decided to walk away or pass away.
This completely, especially the end. Should have moved upstairs and brought his choice of manager in to mould (unless it was in fact bruce or Carver haha).

No doubt at all Mourinho would have eventually came here had Sir Bobby been upstairs. 

Would only have happened if Robson stepped down about 3-4 years earlier. Mourinho said so himself. Robson asked him to come with him around 2000 and he declined because he wanted to be a Manager himself and knowing Sir Bobby as well as he did, he knew it would be a few years before he moved upstairs.
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« Reply #2406 on: Friday 2 August 2019, 11:14:35 PM »
Just watching 'More than a manager' for the first time. Such a great person.

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« Reply #2408 on: Sunday 26 July 2020, 02:14:26 PM »
Just seen this on twitter... its 11 year today that he made his final public appearance, before the benefit match for his cancer charity.


Is that something in my eye?  :weep:
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« Reply #2409 on: Friday 31 July 2020, 07:07:11 AM »
RIP Sir Bobby, 11 years today.

And the club is in as much a mess as ever.

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« Reply #2410 on: Friday 31 July 2020, 07:15:55 AM »
Just seen this on twitter... its 11 year today that he made his final public appearance, before the benefit match for his cancer charity.


Is that something in my eye?  :weep:

Mine too :(
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Re: Sir Bobby Robson (1933 - 2009)
« Reply #2412 on: Sunday 9 August 2020, 08:31:14 PM »



Great clip.

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« Reply #2413 on: Sunday 9 August 2020, 08:43:57 PM »
3 lovely videos. Cheers. :thup:
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« Reply #2414 on: Sunday 9 August 2020, 09:03:34 PM »
A man of pure and complete class. A man of real integrity. f*** me we could do with more Bobby Robsons in society let alone football.

Literally can’t say more than that really.

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« Reply #2415 on: Sunday 9 August 2020, 09:25:01 PM »

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« Reply #2416 on: Sunday 9 August 2020, 09:37:06 PM »
I miss supporting us in those days.

Even with a takeover I'm not sure I'll ever feel as excited as I did when I was young going to watch us play under Sir Bobby

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« Reply #2417 on: Sunday 9 August 2020, 09:39:27 PM »
Love that post match clip. Feel like there's hardly any of them about from his time with us.

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« Reply #2418 on: Sunday 9 August 2020, 10:16:04 PM »
Its kind of embarrassing for what this club has become to be associated with him.  Honestly he's way too good for that.

I loved how when Keegan came back with Man City the "there's only one Kevin Keegan" chant organically changed into "there's only one Bobby Robson"
The pair of them.  :smitten:

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« Reply #2419 on: Sunday 9 August 2020, 10:57:43 PM »



Great clip.

If you look at every manager Ashley has hired during his tenure bar Keegan and Hughton they have being the polar opposite to this great man.
Passionate, not settling for second best, not happy with a draw and not throwing his player under the bus for getting sent off but instead backing him to the hilt.
I don't care about trophies or champions league football ..this is what I miss. A great man to lead the club to be proud of

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« Reply #2420 on: Sunday 9 August 2020, 11:03:23 PM »
Rafa too

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Re: Sir Bobby Robson (1933 - 2009)
« Reply #2421 on: Sunday 9 August 2020, 11:08:22 PM »



Great clip.

"We're playing here to try and be a real contender for the Championship"

:'(
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Offline Optimistic Nut

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« Reply #2422 on: Sunday 9 August 2020, 11:55:04 PM »
Think his best interview was before the Arsenal 3-1. (Would I like to be where? On the moon?)
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