Can someone, anyone, explain what the mass hysteria and breast-beating that curently has Newcastle in its grasp, is all about? Sir Bobby Robson had an illustious career in football, but .... what has it got to do with Newcastle? He spent 18 years as a player with, (mainly), Fulham and West Brom; he never played for a North East team. He then moved seamlessly into management and for 36 years had a generally successful career but his main achievements were with Ipswich Town and with overseas clubs, never in the North East. His final management job was five years at Newcxastle but he was sacked in August 2004 because the season, only a couple of weeks old, had not begun the way the chairman liked. So, my question is why all the hysteria in Newcastle? He was only there for a few years, never won a trophy, never qualified for European competition and was sacked for failure. Now Newcastle fans want to put up a statue, why? He probably deserves one but it should be in Suffolk, Porto or Barcelona, the places where he actually achieved something.