Beattie remembers his special boss

AS the world of football prepared to say farewell to one of the giants of the game today, Ipswich legend Kevin Beattie paid tribute to his “Diamond Dad."

AS the world of football prepared to say farewell to one of the giants of the game today, Ipswich legend Kevin Beattie paid tribute to his “Diamond Dad.”

The great and the good of the football world - from international stars like Franz Beckenbauer to local heroes like Mick Mills - were at Durham Cathedral today at the memorial service for Sir Bobby Robson.

No one felt his loss more than Beattie who arrived in Ipswich as a 16-year-old in 1969 and was taken under the boss's wing straight away.

Today Beattie tells the Star just what Sir Bobby meant to him - and how his death has affected him.

For the full story see pages four and five.

For the full story see tonight's Evening Star.