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Bobby Robson: Farewell but not Goodbye - My Autobiography: Farewell but not Goodbye - My Autobiography by [Robson, Bobby, Hayward, Paul]
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'This is a life of stunning variety and achievement.' (Observer)

'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)

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Commemorative edition of the remarkable life story of a sporting legend, Sir Bobby Robson

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2583 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton (10 Aug. 2006)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002V091UW
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 29 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #82,615 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Farewell But Not Goodbye, is the autobiography of the late Sir Bobby Robson, a true legend of the football world who sadly lost his long battle with cancer this year. Sir Bobby fought cancer an incredible five times from 1992 until it eventually claimed his life on July 31st 2009.

I originally bought this book for my partner who is a lifelong Newcastle supporter, but also decided to read it myself as I always liked Sir Bobby and he is a hero here in the North East.

Recent years had seen him launch the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation here in Newcastle, raising a lot of money for cancer care and building a new unit at the local hospital. The Sir Bobby Robson Foundation focuses on the early detection and treatment of cancer and the clinical trials of new drugs that will eventually beat it.

This autobiography was published in 2005, a year before cancer would strike Bobby again for the third time.
It tells of his humble beginnings growing up in Langley Park, Durham, his experiences of the war years as a child and then following in his hardworking father's footsteps working at Langley Park Colliery as a trainee electrician aged just 15 and a half.
Bobby was always a football fanatic, but the bright lights of Wembley and the Nou Camp were just a distant glow to him back then. The only bright light Bobby saw was from the lamp attached to his metal miners hat.

Bobby spent 18 months working underground and describes the dangers, feelings of claustrophobia and accidents during his time there in the dark shafts. Danger was part of the job, and thankfully Bobby never had an accident, although his father lost an eye.
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By Victor Meldrew Mk2 TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 15 Dec. 2015
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A really nice book from a really nice bloke. RIP Sir Bobby, I never liked your club much and I feel that they should have treated you better at the end of your career, but that's what football is like. Great manager and even better coach; arguably the best manager England has ever had and one of the few to look at the player and not just the pedigree of club and league. Chose Steve Bull from the second tier and took him to Italia 90; he recognised a goal scorer and capable player. Not sure anyone else would be brave enough now.
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Very enjoyable and informative autobiography by a man who led the way in football management. Sir Bobby Robson achieved so much as a footballer and manager and could have achieved so much more had he been given the opportunity. Lots of 'if only's' after you have read this book, if only England had kept Sir Bobby as manager after Turin or if he had returned at the time Sven was given the England job. If only Newcastle had not sacked him after he took them from 2nd bottom to several top flight finishes,European adventures and a uefa semi final. Lots of insights in this book - read it for yourself and enjoy as I did.
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although I thought I knew a fair bit about Bobby Robson, i had forgotten the scale of his football achievements here and, more particularly, abroad and he gives a good account of these without any hint of boasting or self glorification. Also useful to pick up the clues as to what he thinks of the people he worked with and example .loved Gazza but Shearer, like the rest of the idiots at Sid James' Park has few kind words written about him

He downplays all the problems with cancer to an incredible extent and appeared to be determined not to let the illness define him.

This is a good read which is well-written and , despite Rob son's saint-like legacy never tips into hagiography
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Enjoyed the book but for the Kindle version it was spoiled by so many typo's, unnecessary hyphens and series of words all joined together. Which is why the Kindle version got a 3. Why do they release books like this that are far from being proof read. Some photos would have been nice.
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Every England fan should read this book.
There aren't many men like Bobby left anymore.
His views on the English game in the 00's are interesting. He reveals that more English/British players have to be bought otherwise the England team will suffer. His views on Englands performance in 2004 were that we couldn't keep the ball. Much the same as 2012 then.
A legend of the English game and an inspiration to all he follow him.
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a brilliant autobiography of a brilliant man worth reading by any sports fan , even if you do not follow football .
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A book that you just can't put down. I just wish he could sit in front of me and tell these stories forever.

Oh and I really should point out this book was recommended to me by a Sunderland season ticket holder!
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