Sir Bobby Robson has died aged 76.
The legend passed away in his bed at 6:30am, on the morning of July 31st 2009.
The news will devestate thousands of fans, including this one.
The nicest man in football and possibly the world has graced many a life with his warm smile and welcoming honesty but lest not forget he was a true great of the game for his ability as well.
After a succesful playing career Sir Bobby took upon an even more succesful career in management as he managed clubs and country to success on the world stage.
Moulding the career of a young Jose Mourinho at Barcelona and crafting a succesful reign at boyhood club Newcastle United.
There are many more but the tears that fill my eyes and the lump that is weighting my throat, prevent me from giving the great man the tribute he truly deserves.
As I watched a tribute to the great man this morning a commentator on some grainy black-and -white footage of Sir Bobby scoring for West Brom stated "...and a header flicks it on to that great player Bobby Robson."
But Bobby was more than that, he wasn't just a great player but a great person, and the world is a worse place without him on it.
Sir Bobby Robson - Great Player, Great Manager, Great Person.