I have never met anyone that has had anything bad to say about him and I don’t think such a person even exists. I had the pleasure to follow his career as a coach when he moved to Portugal to first coach Sporting CP and then FC Porto, and while I hated those teams and the titles he won with FC Porto the league was better just for having him in it.
It is only fair that this week’s best quotes are from Sir Bobby Robson, a man that has become synonymous with class in a game that sometimes can be classless.
Here are my ten favorite Sir Bobby Robson quotes.
"We can't replace Gary Speed. Where do you get an experienced player like him with a left foot and a head?"
“We didn't underestimate them. They were a lot better than we thought.”
"With Maradona, even Arsenal would have won the World Cup." (in 1986)
"He's the only man I know who could start an argument with himself" (On Craig Bellamy)
"People want success. It's like coffee, they want instant."
“Alan 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 leg.”
"Gary Speed has never played better, never looked fitter, never been older."
“The margin is very marginal.”
"When Gazza was dribbling, he used to go through a minefield with his arm, a bit like you go through a supermarket."
“Some of the goals were good, some of the goals were sceptical.”