Monday has been designated #SirBobbyDay in honour of Sir Bobby Robson.
The two clubs he managed so brilliantly in England, meeting in a league match for only the second time at Portman Road since his passing.
Tickets are selling well in Ipswich and the Newcastle allocation was instantly sold out.
Ipswich are now nine points & five points above the drop zone and look pretty safe now with five games to play, whilst depending on results this weekend in advance of Ipswich v Newcastle, the Magpies could potentially be promoted on Monday.
Ahead of the game various footballers who played under Sir Bobby Robson, have been playing tribute.
Steven Taylor is one of those and he says that the way his old Manager dealt with players ‘was old school’ and ‘it was a unique tool’ that Sir Bobby had in terms of man-management.
Asked to sum up his old boss in one word, Taylor said ‘Legend’.
Steven Taylor talking about Sir Bobby Robson:
“There’s really only one word to describe the man (Sir Bobby Robson). Legend.
“He was a father figure, it was amazing for me to work with such a legend.
“He is respected all over the world, he had that bit about him.
“There were times he could be fuming and you go into his office, you come out and he has his arm around you and you don’t know how he has done it.
“The way he dealt with his players, it was a unique tool that he had.
“You don’t really see that much (now) in management, it was old school.
“There was something special, a great talent.”