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Sir Bobby Robson has been diagnosed with cancer and has been given weeks/months to live.

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport...icle1525397.ece

''Donating a £500,000 cheque on behalf of the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation for a new dedicated cancer research centre in his beloved Newcastle yesterday simply said everything about the man.''

I really like this fella and he has my utmost respect, good luck Sir Bobby, may you relish every minute you have left with us!!!

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Gutting news. Love the bloke.

seems to be lately everytime anyone in the public eye dies, they instantly become a legend, most of the time wrongly. this time though, robson will be remembered as a true legend and a gentleman too.

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seems to be lately everytime anyone in the public eye dies, they instantly become a legend, most of the time wrongly. this time though, robson will be remembered as a true legend and a gentleman too.

Agree totally. A lovely bloke with a fantastic record as a manager, in various countries and with England. Came so close to taking England to the WC final in 1990, which they had the players to win.

Very very sad news - he's been battling cancer for years.

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Agree totally. A lovely bloke with a fantastic record as a manager, in various countries and with England. Came so close to taking England to the WC final in 1990, which they had the players to win.

Very very sad news - he's been battling cancer for years.

I remember a great interview with Gary Lineker a few years back. Ronaldo (THE Ronaldo) has so much respect for him and what he did for his career, he still sends him a birthday card every year. And it was Robson who found our very own Eidur Gudjohnson who he paired with Ronaldo at PSV, he famously tipped one of them to go and be best player in the world, the player was Gudjohnson though, who picked up and injury and ended up at Bolton. It looks like Bobby was eventually proved right with him going onto play for Chelsea and Barca (OK not best player in the world but he found the level Robson had predicted)

Lineker started remanicing about Italia 90 and mid interview (you could tell it was something that had pained Lineker for years) says to Robson 'Do you still think about what might have happened Bob'

''Aye, I do Gary, not everyday anymore mind you, but I still think about, yes''

Lineker gave a nod and you could tell with those few words how I as a supporter and the whole country felt for years, if it wasn't for the 'hand of god' and the penalites against W Germany we'd have appeared in at least 1 final under Robson and I believe we'd have one at least one of them.

One of the few honest and humble men left in football

If you ever get a chance to see the interview watch it, he is an amazing man.

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My fingers are crossed that this is somehow erroneous: its been taken off the sun's page, and bbc is not running the story anywhere.

But if it is true ;) :( :( Bobby Robson, like Claudio, is a manager you love period, irrespective of what he has achieved and who he coaches, just because he is the human being he is. A class gentleman and a legend of the game. Gutting news

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It's very rare someone in football earns the level of respect from fans of other teams as Bobby Robson has done during his career, he's an instantly recognisable face in English football and shall be sorely missed when he passes.. our thoughts are with him and his family at this time

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No one can have a bad word to say about Bobby Robson. He is one of a very rare breed in a game of greed, a person we can all truly relate to because in reality he is just one of us.

Sadly I've seen this moment coming since he was first diagnosed. My very best wishes and thoughts go to a truly great man.

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Pop Robson, at the very least to English football fans, is, and deservedly is, a national treasure. We took him to our hearts as England manager because, more than anything, he represented everything we wanted in an international manager. A man who loved, and thrived, on the honour of managing his country and a man who carried integrity with him wherever he went.

When Maradona punched that ball into the net I hated him - I hated him in a way that a kid of my age would, in a way that felt like my country had been cheated out of glory. However as I got a little older and could look back on it and be rational about the fact that whist Maradona did cheat, there have been plenty of English players who have cheated in different ways before. However what I could still do was look back on Maradona's response to it (the whole 'hand of God sh*t' and I place that lack of quiet shame alongside a man like Bobby Robson and it is clear to me who of those two is the football legend who will never be forgotten.

Pop said 'It wasn't the hand of God. It was the hand of a rascal. God had nothing to do with it... That day, Maradona was diminished in my eyes forever.' and as an Englishman I say 'In Pop we trust'

Football, actually no, the world needs more Pop Robsons and less Maradonas.

In my life so far there have been three football related deaths that have affected me in what felt like a personal loss. The first was Davie Cooper who I was lucky enough to meet and even get a hand written letter from as a kid (which I have sadly lost), the other two were Matthew Harding and Ossie. It is a very depressing thought to think that the fourth one is not far away.

Bobby Robson won and lost with the utmost integrity - a lot of modern day football managers could do with learning how that is done and a number of football fans could do with appreciating that the ability to lose with dignity is not necessarily a weakness.

I only hope his short time left with us is full of as much joy as can be possible.

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I hate to tell you this but Pop Robson is another Geordie (well a Macam to be more accurate), this one: Bryan "Pop" Robson

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As for Sir Bobby, he's from a different generation, a dying breed, and I wish him well.

Bobby Robson was also known as Pop Robson quite regularly during his era as England manager especially.

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Could be me that is remembering it wrong - I was sure he was often referred to as Pop Robson (at least I did - maybe I was the only one doing it and the rest of the country was sniggering at me behind my back ;) )

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