Chris O (follow on Twitter: @COakleyFtbl)
Fri 31 July 2009

The Friday List of Little or No Consequence #124

Maybe not goodbye, but farewell...
15 Quotes From Sir Bobby Robson

Sir Bobby Robson, former manager of Ipswich Town, Newcastle United and England, died today aged 76 after a long battle with cancer. Before a more formal tribute on our part, here are some of Sir Bobby's many utterances that made us laugh over the years and endeared him to football fans the world over.

1. “Ray Wilkins' day will come one night.”

2. “He never fails to hit the target. But that was a miss."

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

4. “Eighteen months ago Sweden were arguably one of the best three teams in Europe, and that would include Germany, Holland, Russia and anybody else if you like.”

5. "We can't replace Gary Speed. Where do you get an experienced player like him with a left foot and a head?"

6. "People want success. It's like coffee, they want instant."

7. “The first ninety minutes of a football match are the most important.”

8. "I've had to come out of the dressing room because I don't want to get too excited."

9. “Well we got nine and you can't score more than that.”

10. “Jenas is a fit lad. He gets from box to box in 90 minutes.”

11. “I played cricket for my local village. It was 40 overs per side, and the team that had the most runs won. It was that sort of football.”

12. “Players never know why they are taken off or substituted - until they become managers.”

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

14. “Everyone's got tough games coming up. Manchester United have got Arsenal, Arsenal have got Manchester United and Leeds have got Leeds.”

15. "Steve Hodge has been unfit for two weeks, well, no, for 14 days."

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