Thursday, April 07, 2011
Bobby Robson's boots miss the goal
Recently an old pair of Bobby Robson’s football boots failed to sell when they went under the hammer. The unworn pair of size two boots, believed to have been owned by the England, Barcelona and Newcastle United manager when he was a schoolcboy, did not reach the reserve price of £300 during the auction at Thomas Watson’s in Darlington. The boots were put up for sale by Sir Bobby’s childhood friend, Thomas Robson.
Sir Bobby Robson’s boots have now been sold to a family of Toon fans. An anonymous collector paid £350 for the prized footwear. Mr Robson’s family have pledged to donate the money to the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, a cancer-fighting charity set up in memory of the former Magpies and England boss.