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Best Of Baggies To Bryan Robson

Best Of Baggies To Bryan Robson

The whole club have sent their best wishes to former player and manager Bryan Robson after news was announced that he is battling throat cancer.

The 54 year old is currently coaching Thailand's national team and underwent an operation no March 3 to remove a cancerous tumour from his throat.

A statement released by wba.co.uk reads as follows:

'Everyone at the club is sad to hear about Bryan's illness.

'He has his place in Hawthorns folklore as one of Albion's finest players and he is fondly remember for guiding the Baggies to the 'Great Escape' as manager in 2005.

'Bryan has always been a fiercely determined character and the club would like to wish him a speedy recovery.'

For those too young to remember his Baggie playing days - and that includes me - Robson's playing career at he Baggies spanned 1972 to 1981, playing 259 times for the club, including 7 sub appearances and bagging the Baggies 46 goals.

He helped us win promotion to the old First Division in 1976 and regularly battled back from cuts, breaks, scrapes and bruises - in 1977 coming back from 3 separate leg fractures for example.

In fact one of my abiding memories whilst he wore a red shirt was when he was wearing a head bandage - in fact he always seemed to be nursing some kind of injury and attempting to stop a blood flow somewhere...I don't think I ever saw him play without a bandage of one sort or another at club level or for England.

Maybe a guarded achievement, but after taking over from Megson in 2004 he became the first manager, and we the first club, to achieve safety on the final day of the season after being bottom of the Premier league on Christmas Day - 'the Great Escape' as it's now known.

I'm pretty sure this will just become another in the long line of 'injuries' that he battles back from.

Best wishes and a speedy recovery Robbo!

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Writer:Baggy Boy
Date:Wednesday March 16 2011
Time: 5:04PM

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