Shirt presentation

31 July 2010 11:00
THERE will be a special presentation just prior to the kick-off of Newcastle United's friendly match with PSV Eindhoven at St James' Park today.

Stan Valckx, Sir Bobby Robson's captain during his first successful spell with the Dutch side in the early 1990s, will present current United manager Chris Hughton with his PSV shirt from the 1990-91 season the year Sir Bobby led Eindhoven to the first of two successive Eredivisie titles.

The presentation of the shirt takes place appropriately on the first anniversary of Sir Bobby's death. The shirt will be kept in the Sir Bobby Robson cabinet, situated on level two of the Milburn Stand.

Stan was on Tyneside this time last year at Sir Bobby's fundraising game, England versus West Germany, and formed part of the guard of honour as Sir Bobby took to the field.

He said: It is great that Newcastle United are playing this match against PSV Eindhoven given that he managed both clubs and gave them great times too.

There was no one more passionate about the game than Bobby. To have him as my manager was inspirational but to have him as a friend for so many years was a privilege.

I flew all over the world with Sir Bobby, and everywhere we went there was always a unique respect.

Everywhere he went he made a difference. Football was not just a business for him, it was so much more than that. He treated everyone the same whether a taxi driver or a member of royalty; he was the same to everyone.

Because he was this way and the effect he had, people liked and loved him the world over.

Source: Northern_Echo