Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Monny Pays Tribute To Sir Bobby

Monny Pays Tribute To Sir Bobby

Martin O'Neill has taken time out to pay tribute to the thoroughly decent Sir Bobby Robson, insisting 'he'll be badly missed'.

O'Neill spoke after the sad news was released earlier today that the former England manager had lost his fight against Cancer.

Speaking on the official site, Monny said:

'He was held in very high regard by the players. They forgave all his eccentricities - it was legendary that he didn't know anyone's name.

'He had a fantastic career. Early on in the managerial stakes he had fights. Fulham got rid of him and then he went to Ipswich.

'Then he went to have the time with England, went abroad, furthered his education at places like Barcelona.

'He will be badly missed. I hear there was a massive turn out for the game last week and I'm sure it was down to Bobby Robson.'



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Mike Field
Date:Friday July 31 2009
Time: 4:02PM

Comments

0
RIP Sir Bobby, I wll miss you too! You gave us the best England team in my living memory! Still think in 1990 we were the best in the World!
villa_de
31/07/2009 17:22:00
0
RIP Sir Bobby, I wll miss you too! You gave us the best England team in my living memory! Still think in 1990 we were the best in the World!
villa_de
31/07/2009 17:22:00
0
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.
The Fear
31/07/2009 20:21:00
0
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.
The Fear
31/07/2009 20:21:00
0
RIP Sir Bobby, some great footy memories thanks to you
Astonian Villan
01/08/2009 13:03:00
0
RIP Sir Bobby, some great footy memories thanks to you
Astonian Villan
01/08/2009 13:03:00
0
Sad news indeed, if not totally unexpected. Certainly a shining light in the sea of murkiness that is modern day football. My biggest memory of Sir Bobby is back in 80-81 when his Ipswich Town Football Club ran us so close in the fight for the Football League Championship. Despite beating us no less than three times over the course of the season, Town finished up as runners-up. Arguably the biggest mistake that Newcastle United have made in recent seasons was dismissing Robson, a decision that was the starting point for the complete and utter mess that the club find themselves in today. RIP Robbo.
glensider
13/08/2009 10:59:00
0
Sad news indeed, if not totally unexpected. Certainly a shining light in the sea of murkiness that is modern day football. My biggest memory of Sir Bobby is back in 80-81 when his Ipswich Town Football Club ran us so close in the fight for the Football League Championship. Despite beating us no less than three times over the course of the season, Town finished up as runners-up. Arguably the biggest mistake that Newcastle United have made in recent seasons was dismissing Robson, a decision that was the starting point for the complete and utter mess that the club find themselves in today. RIP Robbo.
glensider
13/08/2009 10:59:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

The Villa Times - 22/03/2017 (Aston Villa News Round-up)

The latest news and views on Aston Villa via the uno fish ial one..

Championship Cost Per Goal So Far In 2016/17

The end of the Championship campaign of 2016/17 is only a month and a bit away from fans across the country but as we go in to the remaining weeks of the campaign...

The Vital Villa Man Of The Match - Wigan Away

The ... oh read the title!

I Am Haunted - Fear The Blogger

My latest blog and I'm haunted!

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

J P Fear
Editor email
Profile
Mike Field
Editor email
Profile
Steve Wade
no email
Profile
Villa_Grizzly
no email
Profile
Turkish Penguin
no email
Profile
Glensider
no email
Profile
Chris Heath
no email
Profile
M Calucar
no email
Profile
JuanPablo Angel
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

I have nothing to ask! I hate international breaks!
Suggested By: ;o)
Agree91%
Disagree3%
Whatever 6%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 38 24 6 8 78 38
2 Brighton 38 23 8 7 77 30
3 Huddersfield 37 22 5 10 71 4
4 Leeds Utd 38 21 6 11 69 16
5 Reading 38 20 7 11 67 2
6 Sheff Wed 38 18 8 12 62 9
7 Fulham 38 16 13 9 61 19
8 Norwich 38 16 9 13 57 9
9 Preston 38 15 12 11 57 6
10 Derby County 38 14 11 13 53 3
11 Barnsley 38 14 9 15 51 0
12 Aston Villa 38 13 12 13 51 0
13 Cardiff 38 14 9 15 51 -1
14 Brentford 38 14 8 16 50 3
15 Q.P.R. 38 14 8 16 50 -5
16 Wolves 37 12 9 16 45 -2
17 Ipswich 38 10 15 13 45 -9
18 Birmingham 38 11 12 15 45 -16
19 Bristol City 38 11 8 19 41 -3
20 Forest 38 11 8 19 41 -11
21 Burton 38 10 11 17 41 -14
22 Blackburn 38 9 13 16 40 -11
23 Wigan 38 8 10 20 34 -13
24 Rotherham 38 4 5 29 17 -54
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
McLaren would be winners if paired with Mercedes
Latest Vital Boxing News
Taylor on Under-Card of Crolla v Linares Promotion
Vital Football Comment

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Norwich City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 4 2017 7:45PM : Queens Park Rangers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Burton Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 15 2017 3:00PM : Reading (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 17 2017 2:45PM : Fulham (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 23 2017 12:00PM : Birmingham City (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear338
2.Pride of Lions272
3.sirdennis267
4.JuanPabloAngel236
5.HeathfieldRoad1874210
6.Sasquatch157
7.Silhillvilla150
8.Melon Donkey139
9.BodyButter128
10.DeanoVilla117
Write for Vital Football