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Your tributes to Sir Bobby Robson

Tributes to Sir Bobby Robson
Fans pay tribute to Sir Bobby Robson at St James' Park

Football fans have been paying their tributes to Sir Bobby Robson following the former England manager's death at the age of 76.

Robson will be remembered by many for his success on the international stage, leading England to the 1990 World Cup semi-final.

As a club manager, he cut his teeth with Fulham before enjoying spells with Ipswich, PSV Eindhoven, Sporting Lisbon, Porto, Barcelona and Newcastle.

But his stature was such that fans of all clubs have been paying tribute to a true great of the game on the BBC's 606 website.

Here is a small cross-section from the thousands of messages of goodwill received.


There are very few people who live in the public eye who you know, categorically, even though you have never actually met them, that they are thoroughly nice and decent people.

Sir Bobby was most certainly one of them.


Thank you Sir Bobby Robson for two great years and two great titles.

But first and foremost thank you for the unforgettable injection of football passion you brought us.

If the world was full of Bobby Robsons it would be a beautiful place


Your warm personality and unique sense of humour will never be forgotten in Eindhoven.

Strength to his family & friends.


RIP Sir Bobby Robson.

Great man.

Great manager.

Football and everyone will miss you.


A day we all knew would come but never wanted to see.

Sir Bobby felt like a hero and friend to so many people, most of whom would never meet him.

A gentleman with honour, skill, intelligence, wit and principles... A nation, and in particular the Geordie nation misses you already.


RIP - Sir Bobby was a true legend of the game and a gentleman in everything he did. The world of football has lost one of its greatest ambassadors.

He displayed the great spirit throughout his illness as he did in his footballing life and for me is one of the few people who actually deserved to be called "Sir".


Bobby will go down in history as one of the genuine nice guys in football, he was a legend and will never be forgotten.

If the world was full of Bobby Robsons it would be a beautiful place. RIP.


The best England manager in my lifetime, but was also a great man.


You won't find a single true football fan that didn't get a lump in their throat when they heard this news.

RIP Sir Bobby.


Perfect gent, great manager.

Hope his family get to read these and are able to take comfort from the fact he was so well liked.


Sir Bobby rest in place. An English football legend.

I remember his first game as manager for Newcastle was at Stamford Bridge where the whole ground gave him a standing ovation.

As a Chelsea fan, I had never seen that before for a manager from an opposition club who had no links with the club.

He will be sadly missed.


Bobby Robson: Simply the greatest.


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see also
Legend Sir Bobby Robson, 76, dies
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Robson was gentleman of game
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Football honours Sir Bobby Robson
01 Aug 09 |  Football
Robson in his own words
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Sir Bobby Robson's life in photos
31 Jul 09 |  Football
PM 'saddened' by Robson's death
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Obituary - Sir Bobby Robson 1933-2009
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Football match honours Sir Bobby
26 Jul 09 |  England

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