Sir Bobby Robson died on the morning of 31 July 2009. Revered in Newcastle and the North East, he was a man who enjoyed phenomenal popularity, and touched so many people with his sincerity and passion for the game of football. From his playing days with Fulham and West Brom in the 1950s and 60s, to his twenty England caps and his brilliant management career, Bobby Robson inspired generations of fans. However, Bobby's story is not just about these great achievements. In this book he provided a fascinating insight into his childhood and early adult years growing up in the North East, and his working life before football in the mines of Langley Park, where he went underground for a year and a half at the age of fifteen. One of English football's most successful managers, Bobby witnessed some of the most historic sporting moments during his incredible career, including such epic incidents as the 'Hand of God' and Gazza's tears. He wrote of leading England through two World Cups and the agony of coming within a penalty kick of the 1990 World Cup final. Bobby's story takes in many countries, many clubs and many of the world's most illustrious players. He inspired deep affection for the qualities that he always embodied: passion, humour, hard work and fair play. Bobby Robson's story is a rich and diverse one; this moving and entertaining autobiography celebrates the remarkable life of a sporting legend.
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Bobby Robson was born in 1933 in the heart of the mining community in Sacriston, County Durham. He won twenty caps for England before embarking on a management career. In 2007, he set up the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation in support of the Cancer Trials Research Centre at the Freeman Hospital, which serves the North East of England. He died on 31 July 2009.Review:
'This is a life of stunning variety and achievement.' -- Observer 20050807 'He is passionate and opinionated and ageless. He reminds us that life is a country he has seen and lived in and learnt from.' -- The Sunday Times 20050724
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Descripción Hodder & Stoughton Ltd, 2009. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P111444709488