Sir Bobby biography boosts charity

A BOOK detailing Sir Bobby Robson's years at Ipswich Town is today available to download in return for a donation to the popular Geordie's cancer charity.

A BOOK detailing Sir Bobby Robson's years at Ipswich Town is today available to download in return for a donation to the popular Geordie's cancer charity.

Nick Fuller's biography on the former Blues and England boss - entitled On the Map - delves into the Portman Road glory years of the 70s and early 80s.

The book, which can be downloaded by logging on at www.onthemap.tv, is available for free but Mr Fuller is urging supporters to donate cash to the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.

The charity raises money to help detect and treat cancer.

Lifelong fan Mr Fuller, 46, said: “The book has been available for a week and so far the website has had visitors from US, Australia, Canada, Norway, China and India.

“It's fantastic to have finished it.

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“I hope it is both evocative and informative.”

Mr Fuller said it was an apparent shortage of literature on Sir Bobby's time at Ipswich which had prompted him to begin writing the 50,000-word book.

On the Map is personalised with the author's own memories of supporting Town during Sir Bobby's reign.

Mr Fuller, who works in marketing, was born in Kent and still lives in Tonbridge but has loyally followed the Blues from an early age and is still a regular at Portman Road.

“When I was growing up, my local teams were Charlton and Gillingham but I wanted to be different,” he said.

What are your memories of Sir Bobby's reign as Town boss? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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