Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

No Geordie Will Ever Forget You. May the New Newcastle Do Your Memory Proud

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

No Geordie Will Ever Forget You. May the New Newcastle Do Your Memory Proud

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Byline: JOHN GIBSON

WOR Bobby departed our world exactly a year ago having said his formal farewells to all Geordies days before from a wheelchair being pushed round St James's Park where as a boy he had stood proudly with dad by his side to marvel at his Magpie heroes. That emotional night, which we all knew was near the end, still saw his face light up with a smile of defiance to the cancer that had plagued him on and off for many a year and was about to claim him at last.

For us his fresh, will "over the hill. He is who did because it And I reckon this day sitting on God's right hand, Bobby Robson's beam will be wider than ever because HIS Newcastle United are back where they ought to be, in the Premier League.

If he was distressed by their demise which would never have been allowed to happen under his reign then United's relocation within soccer's top tier will have produced a nod of satisfaction.

Not only in the way Newcastle became champions of the Championship but did it with limitless team spirit, a togetherness Robson always tried to foster at his every stopoff from Ipswich Town through memory, still linger forever on the of ours our way his way."

England's national side, PSV Eindhoven, Sporting Lisbon, Porto, Barcelona, PSV again and on to Tyneside. The Toon Army have never forgotten Bobby for the simple reason that he was one of them and a manager only Kevin Keegan first time round and Euro winner Joe Harvey can touch in the history of a proud club stretching back more than 100 years.

Sir Robert played football the way the fans want it to be played, with panache, pace and power. He gave us top four finishes and many a thrilling night in the Champions League.

For us his memory, still fresh, will linger forever over the cathedral on the hill. He is one of ours who did it our way because it was his way. …

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