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Last Updated: Monday, 30 August, 2004, 13:28 GMT 14:28 UK
Robson's reign in pictures
Sir Bobby Robson is presented as Newcastle boss in 1999
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Sir Bobby Robson takes over as boss in September 1999 with the Magpies struggling at the wrong end of the Premiership
Sir Bobby Robson with Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger
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The veteran restores Newcastle's flagging fortunes, running champions Arsenal close on the way to third place in 2002
Sir Bobby Robson unveils new signing Jermaine Jenas in 2002
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Robson invests heavily in young British talent, bringing Jermaine Jenas (pictured), Craig Bellamy and Jonathan Woodgate to St James' Park
Sir Bobby Robson offers advice to Hugo Viana
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But Portuguese playmaker Hugo Viana, a 8.5m buy from Sporting Lisbon, flops in the Premiership
Heartbreak for Newcastle's players after the penalty shoot-out defeat to Partizan Belgrade
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Robson's fall from grace begins with defeat to Partizan Belgrade in a Champions League qualifier in 2003
Newcastle skipper Alan Shearer looks dejected at the final whistle of the 2003-04 season
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Newcastle again miss out on Champions League qualification the following season, finishing a disappointing fifth
Patrick Kluivert with Sir Bobby Robson
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Despite financing the signings of Patrick Kluivert (pictured) and Nicky Butt, chairman Freddy Shepherd reveals Robson will leave at the end of the 2004-05 season
Gary Speed left Newcastle to join Bolton
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With rumours rife of a dressing room split at Newcastle, veteran midfielder Gary Speed leaves to join Bolton
Jonathan Woodgate is unveiled by Real Madrid
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Newcastle's defence is weakened by the sale of star centre-back Jonathan Woodgate to Real Madrid
Newcastle midfielder Kieron Dyer had to issue a formal apology to manager Sir Bobby Robson after their bust-up
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The 2004-05 season begins badly - Kieron Dyer refuses to play wide midfield against Middlesbrough on the opening day
Sir Bobby Robson watches his side lose at Aston Villa
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With Newcastle still winless, Robson is sacked after leaving Alan Shearer on the bench for the 4-2 defeat at Aston Villa




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