Sir Bobby was a Durham lad, proud of his roots. And when he won the FA Cup with Ipswich back in 1978 the people of Langley Park gathered to see him bring the cup to the Spar corner shop in the village.
I can still remember it. A proud man so delighted to bring that cup to his home village.
It was HIS success ... and of course the success of Ipswich Town ... and club have done him proud.
THE SCHEDULE FOR SATURDAY ...
Lady Elsie Robson and around 40 Ipswich Town stars of the past will rechristen the stand in a ceremony held at half-time.
At 4.15 representatives from both clubs and the mayors of Ipswich and Newcastle will place wreaths on the statue of Robson in Portman Road, while the scarves and shirts which were left by fans in the weeks after his death will be returned to the monument.
Former Blues skipper Mick Mills will place a wreath on behalf of Robson’s players.
The ex-players and staff will be introduced to the crowd at 5.15pm before Abide With Me is sung by Laura Wright from the All Angels operatic group. Prior to the 5.30pm kick-off, there will be a minute’s applause.
At half-time, Lady Elsie and sons Mark and Paul will cut ribbons which will release 709 blue and white balloons, marking Robson’s games in charge of the club.