A gentleman, a fighter*, and a true local hero in my native region. He managed Newcastle, England, and Vancouver.
I'm glad he managed to hold on for the game held in his honour at the hallowed grounds of St James' Park last Sunday. But he will be sorely missed, in Newcastle and elsewhere.
RIP, Sir Bobby, and thank you for all the good times.
My all-time favourite quotes from the great man:
"He's got his legs back, of course, or his leg - he's always had one but now he's got two"
"We can't replace Gary Speed. Where do you get an experienced player like him with a left foot and a head?"
"There will be a game where somebody scores more than Brazil and that might be the game that they lose"
and, of course, "I would have given my right arm to be a pianist".
More here if anyone else is trying to cheer themselves back up after this sad news.
*From the BBC:
Robson, who was first diagnosed with cancer 18 years ago in 1991, fought a brave battle against the disease. He beat bowel cancer in 1992, a malignant melanoma in 1995 and a tumour in his right lung and a brain tumour, both in 2006. In 2007 he vowed to "battle as I've always done" following the start of chemotherapy treatment after being diagnosed with cancer for the fifth time.