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Sir Bobby Robson Trophy: A Fitting Tribute

A big well done to all those concerned in making the Sir Bobby Robson Trophy the success it was. With 33,000 fans in attendance, the two teams really giving it a good go against each other and a smattering of Geordie heroes, it really was a real heartwarming occasion.

Sir Les, Alan Thompson and, with a penalty winner, Alan Shearer scored the goals which sunk the Germans 3-2.

To sum up the sad state of affairs we're in as a club at the moment, I'd probably take Shearer as a player right now given how well he ran the channels. In fact both him and Les could have probably put four or five past our Orient defence on Saturday.

Nevertheless, despite the Shearer subtext the media played on, the night was about one man and Sir Bobby seemed genuinely moved with the reception. As he sat intently watching Al roll back the years, it was heartbreaking to see an idol of mine feeling his age when he previously had been the equivalent of a Saga poster boy. When Nessun Dorma came on I challenge anyone to not have been moved.

All in all, a great night's work for charity and hopefully it can become a regular event.

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The Journalist

Writer: Ross Molyneux Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday July 26 2009

Time: 10:11PM

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Sir Bobby is a legend! ...If only most players loved the game as much as him.
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27/07/2009 09:06:00

They love the £'s far more than the football.
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27/07/2009 11:37:00

im a man city fan but i think the world of sir bobby,he is a true genuine person and his love for the game is for there to see and i wish him all the very best.
Mike Hunt
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27/07/2009 14:28:00

Bobby is a legend. I loves seeing Shearer and Ferdinand up front together again at SJP
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28/07/2009 16:17:00

He is a Legend. By the way, Tim Krul will be your first departure. He's talking to Arsenal.
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29/07/2009 02:13:00

RIP Sir Bobby Robson.
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31/07/2009 11:18:00

RIP Sir Bobby, a true Gentleman and a legend in the game.
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31/07/2009 11:29:00

Nevermind any past or future results with other teams. The whole of football mourns your loss today! RIP Sir Bobby
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31/07/2009 11:55:00

Rest In Peace Sir Bobby. A giant in football, he leaves the game so much poorer without his presence
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31/07/2009 12:09:00

A legend, he will never be forgotten by any true football fan, our thoughts are with Newcaastle and his family RIP
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31/07/2009 13:01:00

rip sir bobby a true football legend
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31/07/2009 22:10:00

A unique and lovely man. Sir Bobby will be missed by all true football fans. Goodnight Sir Bobby.
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