Stars Turn Out For The 'Saint Of St James' Park'!

Last updated : 11 November 2009 By Footy Mad - Editor


It features tributes from a host of stars, including Paul Gascoigne, Ant and Dec, Sir Bobby Charlton, Gary Lineker, Des Lynam, as well as interviews with Sir Bobby in his last months.

The film was launched at the Tyneside Cinema in Newcastle and moved many in the audience to tears as Sir Bobby spoke bravely about his battle with the disease, the loves of his life and his triumphs and failures as a football manager.

It also raised many laughs, particularly when Gascoigne and Sir Bobby fondly reminisced in separate interviews about the Italia 90 World Cup.

After the screening, Sir Bobby's son Andrew said: "I think he would have been astounded.

"He would really have enjoyed the footage, it covered many aspects of his life.

"I think he would have been truly honoured."

Alan Shearer: "There's some great stories on there from Gazza and Des Lynam.

"The DVD has a bit of everything, there's a humorous side, and there's definitely an emotional side.

"We are all absolutely delighted with the way it has all come off.

"Probably more importantly, Sir Bobby would have been delighted."

Sir Bobby's widow, Lady Elsie, said: "He would have loved it. He would have been proud and chuffed."