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Arise, Sir Bobby

PUBLISHED: 09:41 03 February 2002 | UPDATED: 15:25 03 March 2010

ARISE Sir Bobby.

That's The Evening Star's clarion call today as a nationwide call to see one of Britain's greatest ever managers honoured in jubilee year gathers pace.

ARISE Sir Bobby.

That's The Evening Star's clarion call today as a nationwide call to see one of Britain's greatest ever managers honoured in jubilee year gathers pace.

Bobby Robson is a football legend. His 13 years at the helm at Portman Road were among the most successful in Ipswich Town's history.

And his eight-year spell as England boss ended with the nation's most successful campaign in the World Cup ever outside Britain.

Since he led his country to the World Cup semi-final in 1990 - missing out on the final only on penalties - Robson proved he still had the Midas touch by leading teams to success in Holland, Portugal and Spain.

Now he has returned to Britain to lead his hometown club, Newcastle United, to the very top of the Premiership - and at 68 he could yet lead it to the greatest prize in English football.

But in this part of the world, his achievements at Portman Road will always be best remembered.

Ipswich Town already have one illustrious football knight in their history - Sir Alf Ramsey - now it is time for the achievements of the club's other legendary manager to be honoured in the same way.

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