Sir Bobby Robson Quotes: Only The Best For The Best!

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The greatest Sir Bobby Robson Quotes are enough to send a shiver down the spine of any old school football fan and today is the birthday of one of most loved and revered managers in the world of football. When Sir Bobby passed away in 2009, not an unkind word was spoken about the gent of a man, and all that remained was happy memories of an adored character. A decent amount of fans of Newcastle’s fierce rivals, even Sunderland travelled to Tyneside to lay reefs at St James’s Park on the day of his passing. Speaking volumes of the love the man created during his career.

His success as a manager is widely known across the continent of Europe and he’s better off known in his later years for forgetting players names and his statements mixed up! Today we’d like to bring you Robson’s greatest quotes, quotes about him and also the best interviews about the man. The best of Sir Bobby Robson quotes!

Sir Bobby Robson Quotes

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. “People want success. It’s like coffee, they want instant.”

. “Hitler didn’t tell us when he was going to send over those doodlebugs, did he?” (On refusing to name his England team before a World Cup qualifier against Sweden in the 80’s).

. “We didn’t underestimate them. They were a lot better than we thought.”

. “They’re two points behind us, so we’re neck and neck.”

. “In the first half he took a corner, a poor corner, which hit the first defender, and it took him 17 minutes to get back to the halfway line.” (On Laurent Robert).

. “I’m not going to look beyond the semi-final – but I would love to lead Newcastle out at the final.”

Sir Bobby Robson and Gary Speed - Two late legends of the game.

Too much legendary in one photo.

Sir Bobby Robson Quotes on Gary Speed

. “We can’t replace Gary Speed. Where do you get an experienced player like him with a left foot and a head?”

. “Gary Speed has never played better, never looked fitter, never been older.”

. “Alan Shearer has done very well for us, considering his age. We have introduced some movement into his game because he has got two good legs now. Last season he played with one leg.”

. “He’s the only man I know who could start an argument with himself” (On Craig Bellamy)

. “Denis Law once kicked me at Wembley in front of the Queen in an international. I mean, no man is entitled to do that, really.”

Quotes About Sir Bobby Robson

Sir Alex Ferguson and Sir Bobby Robson share an inside joke.

Sir Alex Ferguson

. “In my 23 years working in England there is not a person I would put an inch above Sir Bobby Robson. I mourn the passing of a great friend; a wonderful individual; a tremendous football man and somebody with passion and knowledge of the game that was unsurpassed.

“The strength and courage he showed over the past couple of years when battling against his fifth bout of cancer was indescribable. Always a smile; always a friendly word with never a mention of his own problems. The world, not just the football world, will miss him. Let’s hope it won’t be long before another like him turns up because we could never get enough of them.”

Jose Mourinho

. “It is difficult to accept such a person is no longer with us – but he is immortal because he leaves in everybody who knows him a mark of his personality – a great coach but, more than that, a great person.”

“I didn’t talk with him in the last two months because it was hard for me.

“It was hard for me because I didn’t want to think that he was dying, it wasn’t that image of Bobby Robson that I wanted to keep forever, it wasn’t that voice that I wanted to hear.


Sir Bobby Robson quotes being shared amongst the chuckling Gazza and Lineker.

. “I can’t describe how much he meant to me. I’ve just been crying for three hours, and I’ve come to see my mum and my dad. It’s just unbelievable.”

“He gave me a chance to play in the World Cup. I can’t really talk that much because I just want to cry, that’s all.”

“I love him. And his wife Elsie – I’ll always be there for her. I’m sort of numb. He kept himself alive for the game and I thought after the game he might pass away… I’m emotionally drained. I want to go up and see his wife Elsie but it’s a difficult situation for everyone. I’m going to miss him so badly.”

FC Barcelona

. “Barcelona is in mourning. During his period with the club, Robson won the affection of all Cules (Barca supporters). He is a true legend of world football.”

Fan On Radio Phone-in

. He didn’t lose his battle with cancer. He won 4-1.

The phrase “legends never die” has never been so apt. We end on Mr Lineker’s fondest Sir Bobby Robson quotes and unforgettable memories and of course, some funny Sir Bobby stories from other players whose life he touched with his infectiously positive personality.

Gone but never, ever forgotten. Are there any legendary Sir Bobby Robson Quotes, or quotes about the great man which we missed out? We’s hate to disrespect him and miss even one, so please share below!

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