Singing The Blues
Sir Bobby Tributes Part Three: Evans And Sheepy
By Aston
August 3 2009

Town owner Marcus Evans and former Chairman David Sheepshanks have both paid tribute to Sir Bobby Robson who passed away on Friday.
Evans, whose family is represented by wreath by the statue of Sir Bobby, said: I would like to send my deepest condolences to Elsie and Sir Bobby's family at this very sad time.

"I have been privileged in the 18 months I have been involved with Ipswich to have met Sir Bobby on a number of occasions, most recently at his golf tournament in Portugal. It always struck me how much love and admiration there was for him from not only from people in football but anyone that met him.

"Even though Sir Bobby faced his own challenges with his battle against cancer, he always made himself available and gave good, honest and friendly advice.

"He was a tireless worker for his charities and we at Ipswich will do everything in our power to continue the good work for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation in his memory."

Former Town Chairman David Sheepshanks has said: "It is desperately sad news.

"Although everyone knew that he was seriously ill, he showed extraordinary courage in fighting cancer and that was very much to the fore when he attended the charity match at Newcastle last weekend in aid of the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.

"Sir Bobby will be missed dreadfully by the entire football world as much as by the people of Ipswich and Suffolk, for whom he became a favourite son.

"My memories are not only of a courageous man but also a brilliantly astute manager who positively enthused everyone around him with that infectious sense of passion for the game.

"He was truly a great man whose achievements with Ipswich Town are the stuff of legend, not forgetting his remarkable record elsewhere, including England who he guided to a World Cup Semi-Final.

"We will all remember him so fondly."