Newcastle United and Ipswich Town will wear special commemorative shirts in memory of the clubs’ former manager Sir Bobby Robson when they meet at Portman Road next week.

Sir Bobby, who served both The Magpies and The Tractor Boys with great distinction during a decorated managerial career which spanned 40 years, passed away in July at the age of 76 after a long battle with cancer.

In the aftermath of his passing, both St. James’ Park and Portman Road were visited by thousands of fans from around the world wishing to pay their respects to the former England boss.

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And The Football League has now granted special dispensation for the two sides to alter their playing kit for the game on 26th September.

The shirts bear the name of Robson’s charity, the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, the names of the two teams and the date of the match.

After the game, the shirts are to be auctioned off in aid of Robson’s cancer research cause.

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  1. says: Kyle

    Seconding Duberry’s Idea!

    Selling the stitched versions for the same price and giving some of the profit to the Sir Bobby Robson Fund would probably give the charity a huge boost – and everyone gets a limited edition shirt!

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