Friday, 31 July 2009

Sadness.

Sir Bobby Robson has lost his fight with cancer.

Football in particular, and the world in general, are the poorer for it.

I found out on a train this morning. If I'd been on my own I would have shed a tear.

This article has some beautiful tributes.

4 comments:

trousers said...

Sad, isn't it, when one of the dignified, lovely, genuine people leaves us? I've been moved to read so many tributes online from (to me) far-flung places, all conveying pretty much the same message as to what a gentleman he was in general, and what a fine and well-respected figure he was in terms of football.

Our loss.

I've also read many comments detailing accounts (I won't go into them here) of his many verbal slip-ups, non-sequiturs and so on, which have made me laugh out loud - and which equally defined him alongside his sheer stature: but all of them written with the utmost respect and affection.

RIP Bobby.

B said...

Thank you, trousers.

I wish he could have had another ten or twenty (or even thirty!) years.

another reminder to live the time we have. he deserved more.
x

Dave said...

Indeed Beth, he was a truly great man. I felt compelled to go to SJP today and sign the condolence book; I added my dad's name too (he died in 2006) as he loved Bobby and used to take me to the games as a kid.

I've sent you an email too.

Dave

B said...

Thanks Dave. I'm glad they are keeping the place open; I hope to go one lunchtime this week.

Thanks for the email.