'Last time we had a club we could believe in': Newcastle United fans pay tribute to Sir Bobby Robson

Newcastle United fans have been paying tribute to their former manager Sir Bobby Robson who would have been 88 today.

Robson managed the Magpies between 1999 and 2004 and guided the club to successive top four finishes in the Premier League.

The former England and Barcelona boss died of lung cancer in 2009 after making a lasting impression on many people in the game.

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Here are some of the messages from Newcastle fans praising their former boss.

Sir Bobby Robson.Sir Bobby Robson.
Sir Bobby Robson.

@artistic_mark: Never forgotten, and we’ve never been the same since he was sacked

@gingersaiyan9k: I was lucky enough to work at the academy and training ground when he was manager. The most humble kind human being I have come across and some of the funniest lines I’ve heard even when they weren’t supposed to be. Happy Birthday Gaffer

@dannysomers1988: What a great man, legend A shame to see how far this club has declined.

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@Phillip56265774: Great man. Club been on decline ever since he was wrongly sacked.

@Mcilquham21: The last time we had a club we could believe in

@ZrRazaq: Them days, Badly missed, what a legend

@CazzMarie1: Rest in peace Sir Bobby. A true gentleman.

@MichaelNUFC_: The definition of a gentleman RIP

@Mike_J_Carr: The man and the era that made me fall in love with #NUFC, a superb manager and wonderful humble man.

@Jaynehobsonyog1: An absolute legend on so many levels. Everytime I see his photo it makes me smile

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@marknufc92: Happy birthday to a true gentleman of the game. My favourite manager of all time. Happy birthday SBR

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