Friday, 31 July 2009
RIP SIR BOBBY ROBSON
It's extremely rare I post about anything that's not movie or music-related, but this is an exception.
I was greatly saddened to learn that Sir Bobby Robson lost his battle against cancer earlier today. Bobby had a long and distinguished career in football, playing for Fulham and West Brom before becoming a manager both here and abroad. Sir Bobby's Ipswich side won many friends for their quality of football, and I can recall some great games when his side came to Derby and when we travelled to Portman Road for matches.
In 1982 Bobby became manager of our national football team, and guided England to the 1988 World Cup semi-finals. We were a whisker away from the final until Germany won the penalty shoot-out.
It's well nigh impossible to think of a nicer, more genuine football man and life inside and outside football will be the worse for his passing.
Sir Bobby was 76. Thoughts and prayers go out to his family.