Uncle Bobby may be a good manager, but
he is also quite possibly the most underrated of
all gibberish merchants. He surpasses even good
old Keggy Keegal when it comes to the sheer
extent of his verbal confusion.
So, as a special DangerHere tribute to
Old Man Robson, here is a selection of his
moments of linguistic lunacy.
He's very fast and if he gets a yard
ahead of himself nobody will catch
When Bobby gets a word ahead of
himself, his brain can't catch him.
Wilkins' day will come one night.
wouldn't hold your breath, then,
count your chickens before they've hatched, they
won't lay an egg.
Bobby must have come
from an agricultural background.
Some of the goals were good, some of
the goals were sceptical.
And some of
them were downright paranoid.
Tottenham have impressed me - they
haven't thrown in the towel even though they
have been under the gun.
How do you
expect them to throw anything when they have a
massive weapon on top of them?
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
played Long John Silver-style?
going to look beyond the semi-final - but I
would love to lead Newcastle out at the
Probably makes perfect sense to
I'd say he's the best in Europe, if
you put me on the fence.
A man will say
anything when he's in that much pain.
Anything from 1-0
to 2-0 would be a nice result.
his standards. 3-0 is totally
He never fails to
hit the target. But that was a
Perhaps you have also missed
underestimate them. They were just a lot better
than we thought.
Who will chip in for a
dictionary on Bobby's next birthday?
Well, we got nine
and you can't score more than that.
checked the FIFA rulebook. He's lying.
Maybe not goodbye,
Or perhaps good
I do want to play
the short ball and I do want to play the long
ball. I think long and short balls is what
football is all about.
So medium balls
are out, then?
Romania wonít be
up for it because they canít qualify for the
This was during Euro
2000. Yes, you've guessed it - Romania did
indeed qualify for the quarter-finals.
We're flying on
Concorde. That'll shorten the distance. That's
Couldn't be more clear.
When Gazza was
dribbling, he used to go through a minefield
with his arm, a bit like you go through a
Shopping night in Bobby's gaff must be
ago Sweden were arguably one of the best three
teams in Europe, and that would include Germany,
Holland, Russia and anybody else if you
We don't like.
Finally, the Robson Hall of Tautologies:
Bobby goes out on a
advantage gives you an advantage.
In a year's time, he's a year
first ninety minutes of a football match are the
The margin is very
Oh, all right. One
He (Mehmet Scholl) is very two
Their football was exceptionally good
- and they played some good