Bobby shirts attract bumper bids

COMMEMORATIVE shirts worn by Ipswich Town players in memory of Sir Bobby Robson are attracting huge bids online.

Simon Tomlinson

COMMEMORATIVE shirts worn by Ipswich Town players in memory of Sir Bobby Robson are attracting huge bids online.

The first batch of shirts worn for the game against Newcastle last weekend is being auctioned on eBay to raise money for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.

Pablo Counago's shirt was last night already fetching �1,460 with nearly three days to go, while goalkeeper Richard Wright's has drawn a �1,000 bid. Lee Martin's is up at �650.


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All 18 shirts worn at the match at Portman Road, which saw the renaming of the North Stand after him, will be going on the site over the next month.

The auction will last for five days for each shirt with supporters able to place their bids through the club's eBay service at www.itfc.co.uk.

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Each of the shirts has been signed front and back by the respective player and comes with a letter of authenticity from the club.

Some of the second shirts produced, for each player, but not worn, will be signed and made available after the match ones have been auctioned off.

There will also be opportunities to bid for shirts which were made for the game but not numbered or named. These will be signed by the whole first team squad.

The former England boss died in July after losing his battle with cancer. Thousands of tributes poured in from the footballing community and beyond and a special service was held in his honour at Durham Cathedral last month.

More than �156,000 has been given to the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation following the death of the former Ipswich Town, Newcastle and England manager on July 31. This amounts to nearly �3,500 a day.

For details of the auctioning of the auctioning of the Newcastle shirts, please visit their website at www.nufc.co.uk.

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