Vital Football

Latest Newcastle United News

Sir Bobby - A Celebration Supported By Virgin

Sir Bobby - A Celebration Supported By Virgin

Sir Bobby Robson - A Celebration, supported by Virgin Money, was a very special evening of music, memories and laughter as family, friends, musicians, comedians, football greats and admirers gathered on the banks of the Tyne to remember Sir Bobby on the night he would have turned 80.

The charity night at The Sage Gateshead was originally planned with Sir Bobby`s involvement in 2009 and he filmed what became his last interviews to be shown at the event.

Hosted by Jim Rosenthal and former Lindisfarne singer Billy Mitchell, the night featured an amazing line-up of performers and football greats including Mark Knopfler, England legend Stuart Pearce, Joe McElderry, Northern Sinfonia - Orchestra of The Sage Gateshead, The Unthanks, Simon Day, Paul Whitehouse, Russell Watson, Alistair McGowan, Peter Brewis of Field Music, The Cornshed Sisters, Paul Smith of Maximo Park, Ruby Turner, Faryl Smith, Scarlet Street, Ben Ottewell of Gomez, Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas and Newcastle United`s Alan Pardew, Shola Ameobi and Steve Harper.

Guests included Sir Bobby Robson Foundation Patrons with Middlesbrough FC chairman Steve Gibson and Sir Bobby`s Ipswich captain Mick Mills in attendance. Sunderland AFC manager Martin O`Neill, Durham CCC`s Stephen Harmison, football legends Bob Moncur and Jack Charlton and Hebburn star Chris Ramsey in the audience.

Sir Bobby Robson - A Celebration will raise funds for The Alan Shearer Foundation and Sir Bobby Robson Foundation and featured some of Sir Bobby`s 'Desert Island Discs` as well as excerpts from those final interviews.

The event was organised by a dedicated and experienced team working on a voluntary basis. They are music promoter, Adam Collerton; award-winning director, Geoff Wonfor; football and media producer, Oliver Fowler; tour manager, Sue Collier and Ray Laidlaw, formerly of Lindisfarne.

The team received tremendous support from The Sage Gateshead, performers, guests, local businesses and the football community - including Sir Bobby`s former clubs, FIFA, UEFA and The Football Association.

Sir Bobby`s son Mark Robson says: "It was an absolutely incredible night of music, sport and comedy. There were just so many performers - we`re very thankful to them. They really were of the highest quality. Mark Knopfler, Ruby Turner, Russell Watson, Joe McElderry, The Unthanks, the list just goes on and on. It was a spectacular evening.

"In fact it was one of the best evenings I`ve ever had. Dad would have been gobsmacked.

"Steve Harper and Shola Ameobi shared some stories about Dad with Jim Rosenthal and they were hilarious really. They brought the house down. They`re two funny chaps and it was good to hear them.

"We`re just so grateful to everyone who helped make the night so special and particularly to the team of volunteers and the staff at The Sage Gateshead who put so much effort into it.

"The Sir Bobby Robson Foundation`s doing exceptionally well. I guess that`s thanks to Dad and his career and what people thought of him and we`re going to keep it going.

"It keeps my mum, my brothers and I very busy. It`s a lovely, lovely thing to do and to see the efforts of volunteers is humbling."



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Liz Luff
Date:Tuesday February 19 2013
Time: 2:50PM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Staged or Real?

Recent Newcastle United Articles

Newcastle Win Forest Appeals

Newcastle's appeals against the red cards to Jonjo Shelvey and Paul Dummett in the Friday night defeat at Nottingham Forest have been successful.

Sky Change More NUFC Games

The latest games that Sky TV are moving to broadcast were announced today.

Sky's 10 In 10 - Who Features?

Sky Sports being their festive 10 in 10 this week, so who features in the football screening overload for 2016/17?

Forest For The Trees - Benitez

Manager Rafa Benitez and Ciaran Clark have been speaking about the Friday evening clash with Nottingham Forest.

Archived TOTT Articles

TOTT articles from

Site Journalists

TNMW
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Forest MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Darlow84%
Yedlin0%
Lascelles7%
Clark1%
Dummett0%
Hayden3%
Shelvey3%
Ritchie0%
Perez0%
Gouffran0%
Gayle1%
Sub - Anita0%
Sub - Diame0%
Sub - Mitrovic1%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 19 13 1 5 40 21
2 Brighton 19 11 6 2 39 17
3 Reading 19 10 4 5 34 1
4 Leeds Utd 19 10 2 7 32 3
5 Birmingham 19 8 7 4 31 2
6 Sheff Wed 19 9 4 6 31 1
7 Norwich 19 9 3 7 30 4
8 Huddersfield 19 9 3 7 30 -3
9 Derby County 19 8 5 6 29 4
10 Fulham 19 7 7 5 28 9
11 Bristol City 19 8 3 8 27 4
12 Barnsley 19 7 4 8 25 3
13 Forest 19 7 4 8 25 1
14 Preston 19 7 4 8 25 1
15 Aston Villa 19 5 10 4 25 1
16 Ipswich 19 6 6 7 24 -2
17 Q.P.R. 19 6 5 8 23 -8
18 Brentford 19 6 4 9 22 -2
19 Burton 19 5 7 7 22 -4
20 Wolves 19 5 6 8 21 -3
21 Blackburn 19 5 5 9 20 -7
22 Cardiff 19 5 4 10 19 -12
23 Wigan 19 4 6 9 18 -5
24 Rotherham 19 1 4 14 7 -26
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Newcastle United Results (view all)

Newcastle United Fixtures (view all)

Dec 10 2016 3:00PM : Birmingham City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 14 2016 7:45PM : Wigan Athletic (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 17 2016 3:00PM : Burton Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 26 2016 7:45PM : Sheffield Wednesday (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 30 2016 7:45PM : Nottingham Forest (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 2 2017 3:00PM : Blackburn Rovers (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Mcnamee6720
2.Toon_NoMatterWot19
3.keggy_keagal8
4.billybobcat8
5.Finn_the_Dog5
6.The Owl5
7.officemonkey4
8.PieMag3
9.North Yorkshire Mag2
10.Neppos2
The Vital Football Members League