Sir Bobby finds repose at last.

Posted on August 5th, 2009 | 4 Comments |

Robert William Robson 1933 - 2009.
Sir Bobby Robson.
Sir Bobby Robson was buried earlier in a private family ceremony in the North East. He was laid to rest close to Langley Park, the village where he was raised as a miner’s son. Finally succombing to cancer after a tough eighteen year battle against the disease, he died last Friday at his home in County Durham.

Lady Elsie Robson and their sons, Andrew, Paul and Mark were joined by other relatives and close friends at the ceremony, and Lady Robson issued a statement on the funeral, the numerous tributes to the much loved and respected manager, and a forthcoming thankgiving service, which will also be held in the region. It reads as follows:

“Lady Robson has been overwhelmed by the wonderful tributes and messages of condolence and is very grateful that the family’s privacy has been respected at this sad time.

“Arrangements for the thanksgiving service in celebration of Sir Bobby’s life will be announced in due course.”

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  1. Just found some stuff from the times. Some man called Gary Jacob answers questions about transfers and this is what he said about Bassong:

    [Comment From Paul]
    Is Bassong going to Spurs?
    Gary Jacob: He wants to!
    Gary Jacob: But Toon are digging in, especially with the possible takeover as the new owners may want him.
    Gary Jacob: His agent told me last week that a deal would be very difficult.

  2. Also said this:

    Gary Jacob: As I mentioned last week, Alan Smith was to have talks with Wolverhampton Wanderers, but his agent was told that they did not want him to leave in case the club was bought by a billionaire who wanted the squad in tact for an assault on the Championship. A possible sale of Sébastien Bassong has been stopped for a similar reason.

  3. that bloke also said Smith and Bassong are the ones who want out.

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