The Black-And-White Years: Sir Bobby Robson Pins Another Transfer Target To The Wall, 1969

Chris Wright

21st, July 2011


By Chris Wright

In which, several years before he became a Knight of the Realm, Ipswich manager Bobby Robson gives us a glorious glimpse into how tracking down, identifiying and running the rule over your transfer targets used to work in ye olden times – i.e, with an awful lot of Blu-tack and drawing pins…

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  1. Ross says:

    Legend….one of footballs nice guys, always remembered, never forgotten.

  2. Conor O'Riordan says:


  3. :) says:

    legend not only for being a fantastic manager, but ultimately making mourinho & andres villas boas who they are today

  4. Ross says:

    I went to Eindhoven when NUFC were drawn against PSV in the UEFA Cup a good few years ago now, can’t remember when exactly.
    On the way to the Philips Arena both sets of fans were singing ‘There’s only one Bobby Robson’….it’s not often opposing fans unite in one chant, that says it all about Sir Bobby Robson.

  5. AJ says:

    What a legend

  6. Montesquieu says:

    Sir Bobby Robson was the man.

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