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A great insight to a great man
10 June 2018
I’ve always had a soft spot for Bobby Robson and as soon as I heard this film was being made I knew for sure I’d be buying it to find out more about the mans story.
This film touches on his time at Ipswich and with England at the 1986 an 1990 world cups. His periods at Porto, PSV are mentioned but not in great deal.
Most of the focus is on his short but very successful period at Barcelona and gives great insight into the way he was treated by the board, fans and the way he conducted himself throughout.
The film also tells of his battles with cancer throughout his periods from Barcelona to his time at Newcastle and beyond
There are great anicdotes from many of today’s big names as you’d expect and it’s very poingnant watching at times.
I have to admit I found it quite emotional at times and found myself deeply invested. Despite knowing the result against West Germany at Italia 90 I was almost willing England to win the shootout if only for him (btw I’m Scottish) and must say I have a newfound admiration for all that he did. He was a man of immense kindness, courage, dignity and strength and is deeply missed.
I wholeheartedly recommend this and defy anyone who isn’t deeply moved by this story.