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Sir Bobby Robson Documentary: 1933-2009

Bobby Robson 600x450 Sir Bobby Robson Documentary: 1933 2009

One of the misfortunes of living outside the United Kingdom and supporting English football is that when a legend dies, there are incredible heartwarming documentaries and news programs shown in the UK profiling that hero but they’re unavailable due to rights restrictions where I, and many of you, live.

Such was the case this past summer when Sir Bobby Robson died, aged 76. To call him a legend is an understatement. This was a man who achieved so much at Ipswich Town, Newcastle United, Barcelona, PSV Eindhoven, Porto and other clubs, as well as achieving incredible success at England by taking a team within a whisker of making the 1990 World Cup Final.

The above documentary about Bobby Robson’s career was presented by Gary Lineker and aired while Bobby was still manager of Newcastle United. While it isn’t a post-death tribute, it paints a wonderful picture of how great the man was as well as how many friends he had around the world and how well respected he was.

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2 Responses to Sir Bobby Robson Documentary: 1933-2009

  1. Yogesh says:

    Thanks for such a moving documentary on Sir Bobby. I had a great respect for him and he is one of my idols. I can’t describe in words how good I felt after watching this.

    Thanks and Regards,
    Yogesh

  2. Nick Fuller says:

    It was a great programme as was the TV coverage of the recent memorial service. I wrote a book on Sir Bobby (On The Map) which – incredibly was published the day that he died. In my research I had found a huge reservoir of respect and tributes but it was as nothing compared to the honest outpouring after his sad death. A true gent and legend.

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