Universally popular soccer coach Bobby Robson died on Friday from lung cancer he had been suffering from for a long time. Robson was the last coach to lead England to a World Cup semifinals in 1990, and on a club level he achieved even greater results while coaching Ipswich Town, Porto or Barcelona. Robson used to be a great player in his own right, an offensive midfielder who scored plenty of goals for Fulham and West Bromwich Albion, collecting 20 caps for England. Before leading his country to the last eight in Mexico and last four in Italy, he headed a sensational Ipswich Town to an FA Cup in 1978 and UEFA Judi Slot Cup 1981, narrowly missing out on the English championships. After coaching England, he successfully worked in PSV Eindhoven, Sporting, Porto and Barcelona, returning to his homeland for a final stint with Newcastle. His last job was as an advisor for the national team of Ireland, which he held until he was diagnosed with his fifth carcinoma in 16 years. The one that ultimately proved fatal.
Jacko is alive (and stays at Wolfsburg)
Bosnian international Edin Dzeko (pronounced: Jacko) put an end to long speculations regarding his playing destination extending his contract with German champs Wolfsburg until 2013. The sensational goal scorer was linked with several clubs including Milan, and in fact pressured the directors to release him, but the Wolves held firm and proud before the Italian big guns. So Dzeko changed the tune and said, “I’m very happy we agreed terms before the season begins. Now I can concentrate on the Bundesliga and the Champions League.” Dzeko and the Brazilian Grafite were the most successful attacking tandem in the European soccer last season and in fact one of the highest scoring in the past 15 years, since the heyday of Andy Cole and Peter Beardsley at Newcastle. Having notched 26 Bundesliga goals in Wolfsbnrg’s championship winning campaign, Dzeko also scored 10 goals in 17 games for Bosnia.
Injury ends Larsson’s celebrated career
The beloved Swedish forward Henrik Larsson …