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R.I.P. Sir Bobby Robson

After a long battle with cancer, Sir Bobby Robson has died aged 76.

Sir Bobby was a true gent and one of the most successful football managers of all time, spending time at both Fulham and Ipswich before taking the role as England Coach.

Following his successful stint as England manager he managed several of Europe's finest clubs PSV Eindhoven, Sporting Lisbon, Porto and Barcelona.

He then spent many years at the club he supported as a child when he took over the helm at Newcastle United. After leaving the magpies he worked as an Advisor to the Republic of Ireland National team working closely with former Villa player Steve Staunton.

In 2002, he was knighted by the Queen in her Birthday Honours List.

A statement issued on behalf of his family said 'It is with great sadness that it has been announced today that Sir Bobby Robson has lost his long and courageous battle with cancer.

'He died very peacefully this morning at his home in County Durham with his wife and family beside him'.

The flags at Wembley Stadium, Portman Road and the FA's Headquaters in Soho Square, are all flying at half mast.

Rest in Peace, Sir Bobby. A true footballing legend.




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The Journalist

Writer: Dan Jones  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday July 31 2009

Time: 2:39PM

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Great coach/manager RIP.
astonsteve
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31/07/2009 14:45:00

Great coach/manager RIP.
astonsteve
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31/07/2009 14:45:00

Its a sad day for football. RIP Sir Bobby.
young_jonah
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31/07/2009 14:46:00

Its a sad day for football. RIP Sir Bobby.
young_jonah
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31/07/2009 14:46:00

A true legend...a man of dignity and selfless love of the sport.RIP Sir Bobby you will be missed by all true fans.
happyvillan
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31/07/2009 15:00:00

A true legend...a man of dignity and selfless love of the sport.RIP Sir Bobby you will be missed by all true fans.
happyvillan
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31/07/2009 15:00:00

Extremely sad news. Rest in Peace.
Adam Deuce
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31/07/2009 15:34:00

Extremely sad news. Rest in Peace.
Adam Deuce
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31/07/2009 15:34:00

A sad loss of a genuinely nice bloke. Even his bias not to pick Villa players when he was England boss couldn't make me dislike the guy. His knack of forgetting players names was legendary and even when things were not going well he always kept his sense of homour.
villatillidie
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31/07/2009 15:58:00

A sad loss of a genuinely nice bloke. Even his bias not to pick Villa players when he was England boss couldn't make me dislike the guy. His knack of forgetting players names was legendary and even when things were not going well he always kept his sense of homour.
villatillidie
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31/07/2009 15:58:00

Legend beyond comparison in football as a nice guy.
Villan444
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31/07/2009 16:08:00

Legend beyond comparison in football as a nice guy.
Villan444
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31/07/2009 16:08:00

Absolutely gutted GREAT man RIP Bobby pushed us all the way to us winning the title and beat us 3 times that year with his Ipswich truly Great man
B6_COMPANY
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31/07/2009 17:05:00

Absolutely gutted GREAT man RIP Bobby pushed us all the way to us winning the title and beat us 3 times that year with his Ipswich truly Great man
B6_COMPANY
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31/07/2009 17:05:00

had a very very minor encounter with the gentlemen that was Sir Bobby when he came to do some signatures for the Villa fans when he was Newcastle manager (interestingly only him and Sir Alex Ferguson have ever stopped and taken the time). The young lads pen ran out, so I lent Sir Bobby my pen... I said he could keep it but ever the gent, he handed it back with a thank you. He'll be greatly missed by one and all I'm sure. They don't make them like that anymore.... sadly.

RIP to one of life's and football's true gems.
The Fear
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31/07/2009 20:22:00

had a very very minor encounter with the gentlemen that was Sir Bobby when he came to do some signatures for the Villa fans when he was Newcastle manager (interestingly only him and Sir Alex Ferguson have ever stopped and taken the time). The young lads pen ran out, so I lent Sir Bobby my pen... I said he could keep it but ever the gent, he handed it back with a thank you. He'll be greatly missed by one and all I'm sure. They don't make them like that anymore.... sadly.

RIP to one of life's and football's true gems.
The Fear
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31/07/2009 20:22:00

Bobby Robson was a true legend of the European game and not just in England. He will be fondly rembered in Barcelona, Porto and Eindhoven as well as Ipswich and Newcastle, and here in Ireland where he assisted with the National Team. I was saddened today by his passing, a real English Gent. R.I.P.
Madirish
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31/07/2009 23:45:00

Bobby Robson was a true legend of the European game and not just in England. He will be fondly rembered in Barcelona, Porto and Eindhoven as well as Ipswich and Newcastle, and here in Ireland where he assisted with the National Team. I was saddened today by his passing, a real English Gent. R.I.P.
Madirish
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