Bobby Robson's top 12 gaffes

MUCH-LOVED: Sir Bobby Robson

MUCH-LOVED: Sir Bobby Robson

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Sir Bobby Robson had a way with words. When he spoke, people listened. However, there are times when he wished they hadn't 

1. We didn't underestimate them, they were a lot better than we thought.

2. I do want to play the short ball and I do want to play the long ball. I think long and short balls is what football is all about.

3. I played cricket for my local village. It was 40 overs per side, and the team that had the most runs won. It was that sort of football.

4. I said to the lads in the dressing room at half time, I said, there was nothing to say.

5. They're two points behind us, so we're neck and neck.

6. Well, we got nine and you can't score more than that.

7. He never fails to hit the target, but that was a miss.

8. There will be a game where somebody scores more than Brazil and that will be the game they lose.

9. He's very fast and if he gets a yard ahead of himself, nobody will catch him.

10. The first 90 minutes of a football match are the most important.

11. Dennis Law once kicked me at Wembley in front of the Queen in an international. I mean, no man is entitled to do that really.

12. We won't count our chickens before Kiev.

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