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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.'




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Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday July 31 2009

Time: 4:02PM

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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
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
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
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
RIP Sir Bobby, some great footy memories thanks to you
Astonian Villan
RIP Sir Bobby, some great footy memories thanks to you
Astonian Villan
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
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
 

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