Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Sir Bobby Robson ... RIP & Thanks !

It was a sad day last Friday when I heard of the passing of Sir Bobby Robson. Sir Bobby was one of the greatest football managers of our time and though he went on to great success as England manager and clubs such as Barcelona, PSV Eindhoven, Porto and Newcastle United he will always have a special place in the heart of every Ipswich Supporter.
It was a privilege to follow the club through the 14 years of unprecedented success he gave us 'Tractor Boys'. The teams he produced are the stuff of folklore in Suffolk, they punched way above their weight and the big clubs visits to Portman Road were a source of trepidation - lovely stuff. A big thankyou from this life long Town fan. Rest in peace.

11 comments:

Niall O loughlin said...

That's a cracker Tel, bet he would have loved it.

mrjusta said...

A sad day indeed, a great character and you have captured him perfectly, got a lovely soft feel to this one Tel - great tribute!

Anthony Pascoe said...

Fantastic Caricature Terry !!

john said...

nice work Tel and a fitting tribute ..

Tel said...

Cheers Niall, Tony, Anthony and John - I appreciate your kind words.
I'm a sentimental old bugger - one thing I didn't mention in my little eulogy was the main reason Sir Bobby was so popular - in a world full of pretentious plonkers he was such a nice bloke !!

flats said...

A great piece Tel, apart from being a great manager , he seemed a lovely, genuine bloke

Tel said...

Thanks Flats - I've certainly never heard a soul say a bad word about Sir Bobby !

Patrick Strogulski said...

Wonderful !!!

JPA studios said...

Great piece Tel, very sad seemed a very nice fella and did a lot for the game.

Tel said...

Thanks JP and Patrick

Pato Pagnucco said...

Oh this is amazing! the expression is really cool! :D