UK time is: 16:27:24
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

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!

Vital West Brom on: facebook

Vital West Brom on: twitter

Join Vital West Brom

It's easy to REGISTER HERE, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved!




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Baggy Boy Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday March 16 2011

Time: 5:04PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent West Bromwich Albion Articles

Team Line Ups: QPR v WBA (Saturday December 20 2014)

Burnley Fixture Set For TV Coverage (Friday December 19 2014)

Irvine Sets Albion Goal Challenge (Friday December 19 2014)

Irvine - Brown's Confidence Is Growing (Thursday December 18 2014)

Irvine - Varela's Now On Song (Thursday December 18 2014)

Mixed Injury News Ahead Of QPR (Wednesday December 17 2014)

Massive Villa Win For McAuley (Tuesday December 16 2014)

Archived West Bromwich Albion Articles

List All Vital Baggies Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
WBA 1 - 0 Aston Villa
Hull City 0 - 0 WBA
WBA 1 - 2 West Ham
WBA 0 - 1 Arsenal
Chelsea 2 - 0 WBA
WBA 0 - 2 Newcastle

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
11. Liverpool 16 6 3 7 -3 21
12. Stoke 16 5 4 7 -3 19
13. Aston Villa 16 5 4 7 -10 19
14. WBA 16 4 5 7 -5 17
15. Sunderland 16 2 10 4 -10 16
16. Crystal Palace 16 3 6 7 -5 15
17. Burnley 16 3 6 7 -13 15

Breaking League News

Pellegrini Had No Crystal Palace Doubts
Man City : 20/12/2014 16:20:00
Warnock Fuming Over McArthur Goal
Crystal Palace : 20/12/2014 16:08:00
Lambert - Duo Going Nowhere In January
Aston Villa : 20/12/2014 15:53:00
Crystal Palace : 20/12/2014 14:55:00
Man City : 20/12/2014 14:33:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Aston Villa MotM
Suggested By:  Baggy Boy
Foster 0%
Wisdom 0%
McAuley 0%
Lescott 0%
Pocognoli 20%
Sessegnon 20%
Morrison 0%
Dorrans 20%
Varela 20%
Gardner 20%
Ideye 0%
Sub - Berahino 0%