Sir Bobby backs the Northern Rock

FORMER Ipswich Town and Newcastle United manager Sir Bobby Robson today said he was opening an account with the Northern Rock bank to show his faith in the company that is the main sponsor for the Magpies.

FORMER Ipswich Town and Newcastle United manager Sir Bobby Robson today said he was opening an account with the Northern Rock bank to show his faith in the company that is the main sponsor for the Magpies.

His pledge gave the beleaguered bank a boost, and came after its share price started to rise after it plummeted over recent days.

Sir Bobby had hoped to visit a branch to open an account in person, but was not well enough and opened an online account instead.

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