Blogroll Me! How This Old Brit Sees It ...: R.I.P. Sir Bobby Robson

31 July 2009

R.I.P. Sir Bobby Robson

Sir Bobby Robson, football hero, true grit old Brit and personification of the perfect English gentleman has died aged 76.

Right up until to just five days ago, terminally ill, Sir Bobby was still working hard to raise funds for his national Cancer appeal.

Today, the world is a poorer place without such a super man.

May Sir Bobby rest in perfect peace. Since this most marvelous man has most certainly earned it.

Look at a little of what's been written.

Robson, who was first diagnosed with cancer 18 years ago in 1991, fought a brave battle against the disease. He beat bowel cancer in 1992, a malignant melanoma in 1995 and a tumour in his right lung and a brain tumour, both in 2006.

In 2007 he vowed to "battle as I've always done" following the start of chemotherapy treatment after being diagnosed with cancer for the fifth time.

He made his final public appearance at a charity match at St James' Park on Sunday.
Read the rest of the relevant report right here

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Anonymous bootlean said...

RIP indeed. A lovely man and marvelous role model. He'll be missed millions, avid football fans or not. Well said, Richard.

6:16 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Short in stature but a true giant of a man. Five times he fought the big "C" and five times he licked it.

I'm sure that if he were here right now he'd agree with me that that makes the score 5 - 1. And he a winner right to the end.

He was just a local lad made good. Never any airs and graces. Nothing ever went to his head.

God bless him. And his nearest and dearest.

11:27 pm  
Anonymous Rex said...

R-I-P Sir Bobby. I doubt we'll see his like again. English football can ill afford a loss such as this.

11:20 am  

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