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Sad News!


This isn’t anything to do with gardening, but news has just broken that the legendary Sir Bobby Robson has lost his fight against cancer this morning. To overcome this horrible disease 5 times is quite something; it was wonderful to see him on tv at the match between England and Germany…..and was delighted our “home grown” footballer Alan Shearer got the winning goal…..that was for “wor Bobby”.
He will always be remembered , not only through football but through his charitable works and The Bobby Robson Foundation….a friend of mine is benefitting through this for her cancer treatment.

He was a canny lad…………….xx

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That is sad to hear Amblealice. I am not a sportminded person and don't know him at all, but I read here how wonderful he has been. Sorry for England's loss of this good man.

31 Jul, 2009


Yes, sad news Alice :(

31 Jul, 2009


He was such an insparation to so many, I'm not a footie person but even I have heard about his work. He will be sadly missed by so many.

Thanks for letting us know AA

31 Jul, 2009


Lovely Tribute AA.. A True Legend.. RIP Bobby.. Wore Kid..

31 Jul, 2009


He fought the cancer so well....

31 Jul, 2009


We have been NUFC football fans for 55 years and we are devastated by this GREAT mans death, He was a true gentleman a legend in our lifetime,we have been to so many home games we feel like part of the family,Love the Geordies and THE TOON ARMY,God bless Sir Bobby xx

31 Jul, 2009


Why oh bl**dy why can't folk just die peacefully of old age after a good life, well lived? Why do they have to fight & suffer & struggle?

Whenever I hear 'died after a long fight with cancer' it makes me so very sad that they couldn't just fade away in peace.
I'm talking from experience as I know so many of you could too...x

31 Jul, 2009


Not a Geordie but a football fan..well used to be when people like Bobby Robson geniunely believed there was more to playing for your team or Country than todays ' show me the money ' mercenaries.

Very sad feel like these links with the past and their values slipping away a humble man who was as happy chatting to the guy sweeping the terraces as to the players.

Well come on Newcastle ..get yourselves back in the top flight and sort yourself out Gazza would be the best tribute to him.

1 Aug, 2009


I've read all your comments and feel sure that Lady Elsie and the family would be touched. On Saturday my eldest son, who is a football junkie....when to St James Park to hang up his favourite Newcastle United shirt. He said the atmosphere there was indescribable.........R.I.P.

3 Aug, 2009

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