Friday, July 31, 2009

Contrast

This doesn't bother me:

Tiresomely arrogant squillionaire German with face that just makes you want to hit it for no other reason than it's attached to a body to drive fast car round and round in circles again.


But I feel no shame in admitting that this tribute made me blub like a baby. Try as I might, I can find nothing ill to say of him:

Bobby Robson 1993 - 2009

5 Vegetable peelings:

Blogger Vicus Scurra said...

Thank you for posting that and saving the rest of us the trouble. I remember him as a player, he should have played for England for years, and been in the 1966 team. (Stiles?). I think he got injured before the previous world cup and never played for England again. He was magnificent in midfield alongside Haynes.

4:24 pm  
Blogger Richard said...

Of course, I am way too young to remember him as a player. Shades there though of another great manager, and north-easterner, whose England playing career was cut tragically short (but who was never welcome at the top table). I remember first becoming aware of him as the manager of an Ipswich side that was a perennial stumbling block in the way of the bigger clubs and against whom any win had to be fully fully deserved.

4:51 pm  
Blogger Malc said...

He played for the Baggies, but even so he was a terrific fella. Don't we all wish there were a hundred more like him in the game today.

9:13 pm  
Blogger Morton Shadow said...

From today's Grauniad:

Sir Bobby Robson: "Morning Bobby"

Bryan Robson: "No, I'm Bryan - *you're* Bobby..."

Rest in peace - he was, I'm sure, what he always seemed to be; a kind and generous soul.

xxx
Mort

2:41 pm  
Blogger Andy said...

He built Ipswich on home grown players and also had success at Barcelona so he could handle the big stars as well. Quite a cv!

7:04 pm  

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