Sir Bobby Robson – 1933-2009


Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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3 Responses

  1. Gervillian Swike says:

    Great piece on a lovely man. What epitomises Bobby Robson for me was something that happened just a few weeks before Newcastle sacked him. He strolled out of the training ground and a Sky Sports News reporter, standing alone (there was no press conference or anything), just nipped over and asked him a question about preparations for the new season, and Sir Bobby answered, and before we knew it, the conversation had turned into a live 20-minute interview on Sky Sports, carried out in the street. The man’s sheer enthusiasm for the game, even at that stage of his career, was amazing, as was his generosity with his time. I think it was impossible to dislike him as a person, and of course his professional achievements spoke for themselves.

  2. Ringo says:

    England lost to Portugal and drew with Morocco in ’86 ,not the other way round.

  3. Person. says:

    A great piece of written work, dedicated to such an inspiring and determined man. I hope that nobody will ever forget the work Sir Bobby put into the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation and fighting the dreadful cancer. I hope we can all work together to find a cure for this disease! I hope we can all take time out of our days as well to remember what Sir Bobby Robson has done for the North-Eastern part of England and how he took time to go to lots of different clubs in his football career, even though he got sacked a lot. I hope we benefit from his teachings.

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