Robson’s in for Sunset

Bryan Robson is the legendary midfield dynamo who played for Manchester United and England in the Eighties and he is over next month as the latest sporting name to help raise funds for Sunset Football Club.

Every year Sunset bring over a past big sporting name for their annual fundraiser. Last year it was former world heavyweight champion Frank Bruno, the year before World Cup winner Jack Charlton and before that another World Cup winner in Geoff Hurst and before him it was Peter Shilton.

Robson, 54, had a glittering career starting with West Brom, Man United and Middlebrough before moving into management with varying success. He is widely respected for his achievements in football and a great raconteur so this should be a superb night.

An Evening With Bobby Robson – who happens to own an apartment at the Ritz-Carlton – is at Fidel Murphy’s pub on West Bay Road on 12 November from 6.30pm. Tickets are $75. As usual, there will be a buffet meal, then a question and answer period followed by an auction of football memorabilia.

Sunset player-coach Neil Purton is an organiser of the event. He said: “There’s been a lot of interest. Obviously, Bryan is a Man Utd and England legend and appears to be a popular choice of celebrity. There are a lot of United supporters here and I am sure Robson would feature in anyone’s best ever United team.

“We expect a full house. Our only concern is that there may be some people off the island due to the public holiday. We normally run the event in May or June but we are a bit late this year as we were trying to get the right celebrity rather than just bringing anyone out.

“We want to say thanks to AON Insurance who are our platinum sponsors and current Man Utd sponsors. We thank them and all the other sponsors for their support.

“I’m not sure what most people will want to hear about his career. There are some many great moments as a player and manager, probably his playing days at Man Utd back in the 80s will get a lot of interest, particularly around the time when Sir Alex took over as manager in 1986 and changed the club. I’m sure he will have some good stories to tell!”

An Evening With Bobby Robson – who happens to own an apartment at the Ritz-Carlton – is at Fidel Murphy’s pub on West Bay Road on 12 November from 6.30pm.

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