Get well messages for Sir Bobby

SIR Bobby Robson's condition was described as “comfortable” by a spokesman at Ipswich Hospital today after spending another night under observation.The former Ipswich and England manager was expected to be released from the hospital today after being taken ill at Ipswich Town's match on Saturday.

SIR Bobby Robson's condition was described as “comfortable” by a spokesman at Ipswich Hospital today after spending another night under observation.

The former Ipswich and England manager was expected to be released from the hospital today after being taken ill at Ipswich Town's match on Saturday.

The 73-year-old, who has had successful surgery for colon cancer and a malignant melanoma on his face in the past, is believed to have suffered a minor stroke.

The former Ipswich Town and England boss was taken to Ipswich Hospital after complaining of feeling unwell 10 minutes into the game against Crystal Palace. Earlier, he had been presented to the Portman Road crowd after being named as honorary club president.


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Sir Bobby was immediately seen to by club doctors in the boardroom before being taken to a nearby hospital by Huw Davies, his cancer specialist, who had been a guest of the football legend at the game.

As his recovery continued get well messages poured in.

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Former Ipswich Town defender Kevin Beattie also sent his best wishes to the man he still calls 'the boss'.

“He's a battler, a real battler and won't let anything get on top of him.

“I wish him a speedy recovery and send him love from me, my wife Maggie and all my family.”

Ipswich manager Jim Magilton, who was taking charge of his first game, said: “There was no prouder man in the stadium today than me, knowing that Sir Bobby was in the stand.

“When a man of his stature is rushed into hospital then the result doesn't matter. As long as he's okay, we'll be okay.”

Chairman David Sheepshanks said: “Sir Bobby was having a lovely day and received a fantastic reception from the crowd, which I know he enjoyed immensely. He was very moved by that.

“I'm sure I speak for everyone connected with the club and football in general when I say we wish him a speedy recovery to full health. All our prayers are with him and hope that he makes a full recovery very quickly.”

Sir Bobby's former Newcastle United chairman Freddy Shepherd said: “It goes without saying that we are all sorry to hear that Sir Bobby had been admitted to hospital in Ipswich.

“Everyone at the club, from the board through to the staff and the supporters, sends their best wishes to Bobby.”

Former Ipswich player Titus Bramble added: “I'm very sorry to hear about Sir Bobby. I think very highly of him. He was the man who brought me to this club and I enjoyed working with him. I'm sure I speak for the rest of the lads here by wishing him a speedy recovery.”

Yesterday, Dr Gerry Rayman, Ipswich Hospital's clinical director for medicine, said: “I'm very pleased to say Sir Bobby Robson is today feeling very well.

“Once we have completed our investigations, we will be letting him home.”

Do you have a message of support for Sir Bobby? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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