Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Content Robson in Cash Warning to Blues

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Content Robson in Cash Warning to Blues

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Byline: By Alan Oliver

Sir Bobby Robson has warned Chelsea's new billionaire owner Roman Abramovich: Your money cannot buy you success!

Speaking at today's press conference ahead of this week's Asia Cup when Chelsea and United are tipped to meet in Sunday's final, Robson said: "Money isn't everything but it is undoubtedly a great help and gives you a better chance."

Robson admitted he is more than a trifle worried that Abramovich's war chest means Chelsea will be an even bigger threat this season.

The United boss declared: "Chelsea have already spent very well and I like all four players they have signed.

"And at the way things are going we are going to have our work cut out to finish above them this season."

Robson is fully aware that the United fans are disappointed he has only brought Lee Bowyer to the club - and on a free transfer at that.

But he also acknowledges the funds that the United board have made available to him since he took over from Ruud Gullit in September 1999. …

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