Q4: Should the ground be named after Sir Bobby Robson?

Should the ground be named after Sir Bobby Robson?

Should the ground be named after Sir Bobby Robson?

Yes 85%

No 15%

Your comments:

1 Oct 28, 2009 12:06 PM If it was going to change names, yes, it should be named after the great man, but that wouldn't raise any money so Ashley won't do it.
2 Oct 28, 2009 12:07 PM St James's Park is fine.
3 Oct 28, 2009 12:09 PM I would name a stand after him but the ground should always be St James' Park
4 Oct 28, 2009 12:09 PM Bobby is a legend and deserves this.
6 Oct 28, 2009 12:10 PM legend but that wouldnt generate any cash as a sponsors name would so would defeat the point in a name change!
7 Oct 28, 2009 12:10 PM See above, better to name a stand after him
8 Oct 28, 2009 12:10 PM No it shouldn't be renamed. Sir Bobby wouldn't want it renamed either.
9 Oct 28, 2009 12:13 PM No need
10 Oct 28, 2009 12:13 PM If it must be renamed, then yes..
11 Oct 28, 2009 12:13 PM Absolutley Not
12 Oct 28, 2009 12:14 PM it should be left as it is im sure sir bobby wouldnt have wanted to change the name which is known worldwide and has been since 1892
13 Oct 28, 2009 12:15 PM Keep it as it is.
14 Oct 28, 2009 12:15 PM If it were to be anything then this would be the ideal case, however changing the name of the stadium is not going to help us. There should be a statue and a stand named after Sir Bobby.
15 Oct 28, 2009 12:16 PM What happens when Bob Moncur passes on, Alan Shearer, etc. Lets be realistic here.
16 Oct 28, 2009 12:17 PM No a Stand but not the Ground
17 Oct 28, 2009 12:17 PM Absolutely. I would be a fitting tribute to quite possibly one of our best managers and a true geordie gentlemen. Ashley should have renamed one of the stands after him already.
18 Oct 28, 2009 12:17 PM Maybe a stand should be, but nothing more. SJP is a name of rich heritage and while Sir Bobby was a great legend of the club, he'd be the first to admit himself that tradition is a good thing in football, and something which must be preserved.
19 Oct 28, 2009 12:17 PM Bobby is a legend, but it would be inappropriate for Newcastle to name the ground after him. He was successful for us, but not to the extent that the ground should be named in his honour, what would we do for the manager who finally wins us a trophy? Rename the city?
20 Oct 28, 2009 12:17 PM IF THAT WAS THE CASE BUT ASHLEY WON'T DO THAT HE WILL NAME IT AFTER THE HIGHEST BIDDER
21 Oct 28, 2009 12:18 PM As well loved as Sir Bobby was, he didn't do as much for the club as Joe Harvey.
22 Oct 28, 2009 12:18 PM A stand yes the ground no
23 Oct 28, 2009 12:18 PM With the deepest respect Newcastle play a St James Park always have and always should
24 Oct 28, 2009 12:18 PM What about Joe Harvey a manager who actually won something both as player and manager with the club? Or the many others who have down the years given their all for the club from Gallagher to Beardsley?
25 Oct 28, 2009 12:18 PM Part of the ground could be named after Sir Bob but St James' is renouned throughout football as the Home of the Toon 26 Oct 28, 2009 12:18 PM His achievements however great where elsewhere, and not at Newcastle.
27 Oct 28, 2009 12:18 PM I think we should have a tribute to Sir Bobby but the ground is and always will be St James'
28 Oct 28, 2009 12:19 PM plenty of other players have donn so much more for newcastle, though i have the utmost love and respect for bobby do not name the ground after him
29 Oct 28, 2009 12:20 PM A stand should be named after sir bobby robson, the staduim should always be St james park. Bobby robson would want the staduim to reamin St james park and would not want it called any different, he always said that no one was bigger than this club.
30 Oct 28, 2009 12:21 PM The ground is named St James Park
31 Oct 28, 2009 12:21 PM should be left as it is! the east stand should of been renamed the Sir Bobby Robson stand, but we missed a trick and Ipswich beat us to it, but then again we always miss a trick
32 Oct 28, 2009 12:22 PM It should remain St James Park. I cannot imagine that Sir Bobby would want it any other way.
33 Oct 28, 2009 12:23 PM Yes without doubt, but the fans would respect that so it wont happen
34 Oct 28, 2009 12:24 PM What has Newcastle Utd, Mike Ashley and Newcastle City Council done to commemorate a Newcastle icon NOWT. To name the ground after Sir Bob is the least they could do
35 Oct 28, 2009 12:24 PM A stand re named would be better
36 Oct 28, 2009 12:24 PM There have been other great players & mangers who have spent more time at St James. And what happens if someone greater comes along later.. do we change the name again.
37 Oct 28, 2009 12:24 PM No BUT name a stand after Sir Bobby
38 Oct 28, 2009 12:24 PM They should name a stand after him,but not the stadium
39 Oct 28, 2009 12:25 PM The ground is St. James' Park. Always has been, always will. Much the same as the Leazes and the Gallowgate are still the same stands no matter what some PR gobbin attempts to call them.
40 Oct 28, 2009 12:26 PM The ground is St James park, and should remain so
41 Oct 28, 2009 12:27 PM Great Gesture , but it will not make money
42 Oct 28, 2009 12:28 PM The ground is St James Park. Always has been, always will be. If we wanted a different name, we would have built a new stadium 10 years ago, rather than re-developing SJP. 3 stands have been renamed in "recent" years but they are still the main stand, gallowgate and leazes end. Always will be.
43 Oct 28, 2009 12:29 PM the ground should be, and is, named St James Park.
44 Oct 28, 2009 12:29 PM The ground shouldn't be renamed after Sir Bobby because he wouldn't have wanted it that way.
45 Oct 28, 2009 12:30 PM Much as i loved the man , he is the antithesis of everything the present regime are NOT ie integrity, honour, openness, decent, a love of the North-East in general.
46 Oct 28, 2009 12:31 PM Bobby Robson was a great man, but only represents a small and probably (in the longer run)insignficant period of Newcastle United's history
47 Oct 28, 2009 12:31 PM That ain't gonna generate any income unfortunately
48 Oct 28, 2009 12:32 PM It is right that Ipswich named a stand after him given his length of service and success there. Why would Newcastle United name their entire stadium after him considering his much shorter and arguably less successful stay there? The question is sentimental in the extreme
49 Oct 28, 2009 12:32 PM Sir Bobby deserves to be remembered with a plaque or memorial but surely he had all his successes away from St James Park. A lifelong supporter? That's not merit enough. Shearer, Beardsley and many others should be further up the list. If we're choosing managers, why not the managers that won us trophies?
50 Oct 28, 2009 12:32 PM The ground should stay as St. James Park as it's always been. The Sir John Hall stand should be renamed after Sir Bobby.
51 Oct 28, 2009 12:33 PM the east stand should have been named after bobby by now.
52 Oct 28, 2009 12:34 PM bobby robson is a newcastle legend but the ground is St James Park and should be kept that way
53 Oct 28, 2009 12:34 PM bobby always said no one person is bigger than the club. a stand yes, but the ground no - there is a lot more history to the ground than sir Bobby
54 Oct 28, 2009 12:34 PM Name a stand after Sir Bob.
55 Oct 28, 2009 12:35 PM If it was to be renamed yes the Sir Bobby Robson Arena. But we all know Ashley only wants money for his back pocket.
56 Oct 28, 2009 12:35 PM Whilst Bobby made a great contribution to the club, and football generally, there are many other candidates including Hughie Gallacher, Jackie Milburn, Joe Harvey etc who have made a greater contribution to the club in the past.
57 Oct 28, 2009 12:36 PM Loved sir Bob but no to this.
58 Oct 28, 2009 12:36 PM I don't think Sir Bobby would want to see it called anything other than SJP.
59 Oct 28, 2009 12:37 PM A stand maybe but not the whole stadium
60 Oct 28, 2009 12:37 PM He was proud of St James' Park and his association with it & NUFC
61 Oct 28, 2009 12:38 PM It should stay St James` park.
62 Oct 28, 2009 12:39 PM perhaps a stand but not the stadium. no-one, not even our Sir Bobby is bigger than the club.
63 Oct 28, 2009 12:40 PM the ground has a name but something major should be done in the great mans honour.
64 Oct 28, 2009 12:41 PM I think possible renaming the East Stand after him is an idea, but SJP should be kept.
65 Oct 28, 2009 12:41 PM A great man by all means rename a stand in his honour, how about re naming the Sir John Hall stand, his greed put the club in the situation they are in.
66 Oct 28, 2009 12:41 PM The great man never wanted that kind of honour. He would turn in his grave if it happened.
67 Oct 28, 2009 12:41 PM It would be a lovely gesture by Ashley, but it wouldnt raise the cash the Newcastle hierachy want?
68 Oct 28, 2009 12:41 PM Maybe a stand. SJP is SJP!!!
69 Oct 28, 2009 12:42 PM Perhaps the freeholders should have a say in this matter.
70 Oct 28, 2009 12:42 PM The ground will always be called St. James' Park.
71 Oct 28, 2009 12:44 PM If there were to be a NEW stadium! Sir Bobby Robson is the person we should honour!
72 Oct 28, 2009 12:44 PM No, i love SBR as much as anyone, we should have named a stand and not left it to Ispwich to do it, we should have done it when he was alive so he could see it. SJP is the name and will always be the name.
73 Oct 28, 2009 12:45 PM Only if the ground is re-named, a stand being re-named would be better.
74 Oct 28, 2009 12:46 PM He would certainly not have wanted this.
75 Oct 28, 2009 12:47 PM I think a stand should be named after Sir Bobby, 100% but it should always remain St James's Park
76 Oct 28, 2009 12:48 PM Thats a bit too far - but better than the B&Q stadium etc
77 Oct 28, 2009 12:48 PM A stand maybe but not the whole ground. Also I fail to see where MA would make money on naming the ground after Sir Bobby?
78 Oct 28, 2009 12:48 PM This would be a great idea, but is a non-starter as it will not be revenue-generating.
79 Oct 28, 2009 12:49 PM St James Park should remain, it's an absolute disgrace that Ipswich have named a Stand after SBR but C'Ashely hasn't. Contemptable
80 Oct 28, 2009 12:49 PM Possibly. However i thought the debate concerned selling the naming rights ?
81 Oct 28, 2009 12:49 PM A stand should be, but the name St James Park should remain.
82 Oct 28, 2009 12:49 PM I'm not sure Sir Bobby would have been happy about this either. But there should certainly be a stand named after him. 83 Oct 28, 2009 12:50 PM Great football man but not a NUFC great - good job but not enough to warrant the ground being named after him. Anyway, Ashley wouldn't get any money from this!
84 Oct 28, 2009 12:50 PM why??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
85 Oct 28, 2009 12:50 PM It would be great but how could a naming sponsor incorporate it?
86 Oct 28, 2009 12:52 PM A stand should be named after him , but not the ground
88 Oct 28, 2009 12:53 PM I have great respect for SBR but I think SJP will always be SJP and Sir Bob would have wanted it that way as well.
89 Oct 28, 2009 12:53 PM It should not be changed from St. James'
90 Oct 28, 2009 12:54 PM Only if there is any benefit to the Club. I don.t really think that SBR would have wished this change.
91 Oct 28, 2009 12:55 PM No, and I doubt Bobby would want that. It would be more fitting to rename to SirJohn Hall Stand as the Sit Bobby Robson stand - Sir John Hall left us the legacy of Mike Ashley after all !!!
92 Oct 28, 2009 12:55 PM No, the ground should stay the same as it always has. There are many ways to honour the legends who have graced the pitch here, and all of them would certainly want the St James' Park name to remain intact.
93 Oct 28, 2009 12:55 PM Possibly name a Stand after the great man?
94 Oct 28, 2009 12:56 PM Just leave it as st james park man.
95 Oct 28, 2009 12:57 PM no problem for that.
96 Oct 28, 2009 12:57 PM ST JAMES PARK has great history and memories of a life time. It should keep its name!
97 Oct 28, 2009 12:57 PM IF it were to be renamed it would be to gain revenue through advertising not for sentemental value.
99 Oct 28, 2009 12:58 PM As much as I love and respect the great man, I don't think the stadium should be named after him and I think he'd feel the same way.
100 Oct 28, 2009 12:58 PM I WOULD LIKE TO THINK SO, BUT THERE IS NO MONEY IN THAT
101 Oct 28, 2009 12:59 PM but a stand should
102 Oct 28, 2009 1:00 PM Much as everyone liked the man, its not even something I think he would want!
103 Oct 28, 2009 1:01 PM It should be left as St James Park, end of story
104 Oct 28, 2009 1:03 PM No disrespect but I'd rather keep the traditional name if not sponsored.
105 Oct 28, 2009 1:05 PM The ground is bigger than any one manager or player. I'm not comfortable with naming stands after players let alone grounds.
106 Oct 28, 2009 1:07 PM See above.
107 Oct 28, 2009 1:07 PM Quite simply because I don't think the ground should be re-named, a stand names after the great Sir Bobby would be the way to go, the East Stand for example.
108 Oct 28, 2009 1:07 PM As much as I loved the great man, I think that he would be horrified at the prospect of the ground being called anything other than St James' Park. This is 117 years of history we're talking about!!
109 Oct 28, 2009 1:08 PM It would be hypocritical for the club to name the ground after an ex - manager that they sacked. By all means name one of the stands, but it still smacks of populism rather than sincerity.
110 Oct 28, 2009 1:08 PM Has to stay St James' Park but would not be so hostile if named after Sir Bobby.
111 Oct 28, 2009 1:09 PM St James' park should remain as it is. At the most mabey a stand could be re-named.
112 Oct 28, 2009 1:10 PM It would be the only thing he got right up to now
113 Oct 28, 2009 1:11 PM No that's sentimental nonsense and anyway there are plenty of other contenders such as Bob Moncur, Nigel Walker, Kenny Wharton etc but the name should stay as SJP
114 Oct 28, 2009 1:11 PM With all due respect to this true gentleman, the ground could have been named after many more legends of Newcastle even before Bobby's time, but hasn't. RIP Sir Bobby!
115 Oct 28, 2009 1:12 PM As great as the man was renaming the ground after him would be a bad choice as others have done greater things at the club than him, his main successes came at Ipswich and England. It won't happen though as that wouldn't come under maximising commercial revenue like the statement said, but if that's the case wasting money on tosh is still far worse.
116 Oct 28, 2009 1:13 PM A stand should be
117 Oct 28, 2009 1:13 PM Why?
118 Oct 28, 2009 1:14 PM great man but i think even sir bobby would not like to change st james park
119 Oct 28, 2009 1:14 PM The ground is named St James Park and should always remain so. Regardless of this, Bobby Robson was a fantastic man and a great ambassador for football but there have been other managers/players in history who acheived more than Sir Bobby from a footballing perspective.
120 Oct 28, 2009 1:14 PM But a stand should be
121 Oct 28, 2009 1:15 PM No not the whole ground but i think they should have a stand renamed of the great man.
122 Oct 28, 2009 1:15 PM All respect to Sir Bobby - But NUFC is older and has a massive part to play in the footballing future of England. I would rather see St James Boulevard renamed.
123 Oct 28, 2009 1:18 PM I cannot see this happening unless we were to move to a new stadium. Mike Ashley should have decided to name a stand after Sir Bobby soon after he passed away and yet we are still waiting for this to happen. Even Ipswich got there before us. Another example of how out of touch with the fans Ashley really is, or this could just prove he does not care less what we think. All he is is interested in is making more money by getting some sponser in.
124 Oct 28, 2009 1:18 PM A stand should certainly be named after the great man, as Ipswich have done, and the best candidate for this would be the East Stand. As mentioned before, should we move to a new stadium then the stadium should bear the name of Sir Bobby, but St James' Park should remain St James' Park.
125 Oct 28, 2009 1:19 PM great manager, took the team forward but we didnt win anything with him. Should the city of newcastle do something well thats another question
126 Oct 28, 2009 1:19 PM Great man, but his greatest achievements were nopt withy Newcastle.
127 Oct 28, 2009 1:20 PM No, possibly a stand, but even then there are other managers for example Joe Harvey who probably deserve an accolade like this just as much or even more. I also don't believe Bobby would want the ground named after him. St James park was a sacred place to him, and he often spoke about being first in St James' on a Saturday afternoon with his Dad and Brother, when he was a child. I don't believe Bobby would want the history and tradition of St James' discarded for any reason.
128 Oct 28, 2009 1:21 PM The East stand yes but not the ground.
129 Oct 28, 2009 1:21 PM nice idea but, but we need money for transfers and ashleigh aint putting his hand in his pocket
130 Oct 28, 2009 1:22 PM Despite the good work Sir Bobby did, he is just one of several figures with a significant contribution to the clubs history. Joe Harvey, Jackie Milburn, kevin keegan, Alan Shearer. The ground should remain St James, although I would not be against a stand being named after Sir Bob
131 Oct 28, 2009 1:22 PM As much as I have dear memories of Wor Bobby, The man himself would have said no. No man is greater than a club. A stand should be named in his honour. Im all for renaming the Sir John Hall stand in his honour. After all Mr Hall (as far as im concerned) is the man who has sold his soul to the devil in order to make a fast buck.
132 Oct 28, 2009 1:23 PM Not the whole ground but the East Stand should be.
133 Oct 28, 2009 1:24 PM No leave it as it is.
134 Oct 28, 2009 1:24 PM Sir Bobby Robson was a legend to us, but St James' Park is St James' Park. Leave be.
135 Oct 28, 2009 1:25 PM Sir Bobby wwas great but he is not the only one.
136 Oct 28, 2009 1:29 PM Sir Bobby was a great bloke and well loved everywhere, but there are people in this clubs history who have won Big Trophies as players and manager who should be ahead of him.
137 Oct 28, 2009 1:29 PM Although we are still to have something renamed after the legend that is Sir Bobby, renaming the ground is not the way forward. As i stated, St James' Park shoudl not change name at all. If you are to name anything after him, the East Stand should be renamed.
138 Oct 28, 2009 1:30 PM No, whats that got to do with anything. SJP and SJP only. Booby was great, erect a statue in his honour.
139 Oct 28, 2009 1:30 PM Let's not get too sentimental - whilst he was one of the most respected ambassadors in the game, he didn't achieve any success with Newcastle. Why not The Joe Harvey stadium as he actually won something?
140 Oct 28, 2009 1:30 PM No, as I understand it, the club's name will be sold to a corporate sponsor so that wouldn't be an option anway. Bobby Robson did a lot for football as a whole, but in terms of Newcastle, I feel others have acheived more. But I wouldn't be against the renaming of the Sir John Hall Stand to the Sir Bobby Robson Stand.
141 Oct 28, 2009 1:31 PM Stands, gates, bars, OK. Stadium name, no.
142 Oct 28, 2009 1:31 PM No - it should remain St James' Park - however a stand would be good - remove Sir John Halls name.
143 Oct 28, 2009 1:31 PM It should be The Poundland Stadium
144 Oct 28, 2009 1:32 PM By all means rename a stand after him, preferably the Sir John Hall Stand,but Sir Bobby would not agree with changing the stadium name for any reason.
145 Oct 28, 2009 1:32 PM Legend and possibly the greatest ever NUFC manager. Nothing else needs to be said.
146 Oct 28, 2009 1:33 PM As much as it was very sad to see Sir Bobby Robson passing I do not believe that we should rename the ground SBR, although I do think we should rename one of the stands - such as the John Hall stand.
147 Oct 28, 2009 1:34 PM It should be named St James Park
148 Oct 28, 2009 1:34 PM It's called Saint James' Park. Full stop. Only clubs that move to new grounds have a sponsor's name.
149 Oct 28, 2009 1:35 PM No he never did anything for Newcastle.
150 Oct 28, 2009 1:37 PM IF it has to change, it would be a fitting name
151 Oct 28, 2009 1:38 PM I think it more fitting they rename the East Stand after Sir Bobby
152 Oct 28, 2009 1:39 PM This is the only name instead of St James Park that would suffice
153 Oct 28, 2009 1:40 PM No, maybe a stand but not the stadium. St James Park is too important to everyone in Newcastle to change it even for such an inspirational and important man such as Sir Bobby.
154 Oct 28, 2009 1:42 PM Sir Bobby was one of the finest men to walk this planet and deserves every accolade possible. However, even Sir Bobby would be more than content to have a stand or a street named after his good self.
155 Oct 28, 2009 1:45 PM As much as it would be a nice gesture to the fantastic man, there are people who have done more for the club.
156 Oct 28, 2009 1:47 PM A stand should be
157 Oct 28, 2009 1:49 PM I do think naming a stand in his name is a good idea though.
158 Oct 28, 2009 1:49 PM No I think Ipswich naming a stand after him is fair enough after all the success he had, I think a statue or something at St James' park would be a nice sentiment, renaming the stadium or stand at St James' wouldn't seem right, no matter how loved he is by Newcastle
159 Oct 28, 2009 1:50 PM I think naming a stand after Sir Bobby would suffice.
160 Oct 28, 2009 1:55 PM Do not insult Bobby
161 Oct 28, 2009 1:58 PM We all loved Sir Bobby and the Sports Direct above the Gallogate stand should be removed and the stand renamed after Sir Bobby, even Sir |Bobby would not want that
162 Oct 28, 2009 1:59 PM Leave it as it is.
163 Oct 28, 2009 2:01 PM It is St. James Park. Hallowed and loved. Always is, always was and always should be.
164 Oct 28, 2009 2:04 PM This would be good but I can't see it happening as Mike Ashley never does anything right- it will probably be named after something like toilet paper (imagine The Andrex Arena?)
165 Oct 28, 2009 2:06 PM its st james park and always will be!
166 Oct 28, 2009 2:10 PM It should remain St James' Park.
167 Oct 28, 2009 2:11 PM It has a name already.
168 Oct 28, 2009 2:13 PM Bobby would have been the first to say no man is bigger than the club! He was proud of St James' Park
169 Oct 28, 2009 2:15 PM Would be a lovely gesture but the decision should be driven by commercial needs
170 Oct 28, 2009 2:17 PM No, a stand? Yes. The ground SJP forever.
171 Oct 28, 2009 2:17 PM I don't think the ground should be re-named at all. I'm sure Sir Bobby would be quite happy with St James' Park. The only reason the ground would be re-named is for financial reasons to fill Ashley's pockets.
172 Oct 28, 2009 2:22 PM should remain SJP
173 Oct 28, 2009 2:26 PM A stand should
174 Oct 28, 2009 2:32 PM yes and no, part of the ground should but i think there is space for other legends to come out of the ground.
175 Oct 28, 2009 2:39 PM had great respect for sir bobby but its st james park or nothing
176 Oct 28, 2009 2:55 PM Sir Bobby is just one of several good managers we've had.
177 Oct 28, 2009 3:08 PM I have upmost respect for SBR but his biggest successes were away from Newcastle. His time at Newcastle wasn't as successful as Keegan's and certainly not as great as the FA cup winning sides of mid-century. The ground should continue to be St James' Park. If this is the way things are going though SBR should be behind Jackie Milburn and KK in the queue.
178 Oct 28, 2009 3:11 PM Maybe a stand, but not the ground.
179 Oct 28, 2009 3:15 PM Leave SJP as it stands as a ground. I've no objection to re-naming a stand to honour the great Sir Bobby - written large on the roof so everyone can see it.
180 Oct 28, 2009 3:18 PM I don't think he wouldn't have wanted that. It wouldn't happen anyway - there'd be no money in it for Ashley
181 Oct 28, 2009 3:26 PM SBR wouldn't want SJP to be renamed as much as the next supporter!
182 Oct 28, 2009 3:27 PM East Stand yes.
183 Oct 28, 2009 3:34 PM As much loved as Bobby Robson is, a stand would be more appropriate for him. ST. JAMES' PARK SHOULD STAY ST. JAMES' PARK!
184 Oct 28, 2009 3:36 PM The East Stand should be renamed
185 Oct 28, 2009 3:36 PM The club is bigger than any one person - when are people going to understand that?
186 Oct 28, 2009 3:42 PM this would not lead to sponsorship money but a stand could be named after him
187 Oct 28, 2009 3:48 PM Or leave it as it is
188 Oct 28, 2009 3:51 PM Yeah because he is a legend in the town
189 Oct 28, 2009 3:53 PM I don't think Sir Bobby would like to see the ground name changed after it was St James' park when he was a boy supporting them
190 Oct 28, 2009 3:53 PM With all due respect, it is St. James Park.
191 Oct 28, 2009 4:05 PM But only now that he has decided to rename St James. Is unlikely though as where is the money in renaming the ground after Sir Booby for him? ps. My opinion is a stand should be named after Sir Bobby and not the ground.
192 Oct 28, 2009 4:06 PM Great as Sir Bobby was i feel the clubs ground should remain as ST JAMES` PARK
193 Oct 28, 2009 4:10 PM Nothing more needs to be said about the grand gentleman, but our Stadium should not be renamed
194 Oct 28, 2009 4:11 PM Nice, but nice won't pay the bills or buy a quality player.
195 Oct 28, 2009 4:13 PM Much as he is loved, I don't think that Sir Bobby Robson himself would want the name of the ground changed. Naming a stand after him would be appropriate
196 Oct 28, 2009 4:17 PM the heart says yes,but ashley will take money from the likes of b&q or homebase for the naming rights
197 Oct 28, 2009 4:17 PM Bobby would not have wanted that.
198 Oct 28, 2009 4:18 PM The ground should remain as SJP
199 Oct 28, 2009 4:23 PM st james park - ALWAYS!
200 Oct 28, 2009 4:25 PM No disrespect, but United`s history goes back much further than any one persons stewardship.
201 Oct 28, 2009 4:28 PM I love Bobby to bits and he must have a fitting memorial but his career was worldwide and we sadly only got 5 years of his talent at SJP. You could make an equally strong case out for Wor Jackie or Joe harvey et al.
202 Oct 28, 2009 4:31 PM I could stand it been called Sir bobby robson,but nothing else.
203 Oct 28, 2009 4:31 PM It should be called St. James' Park like it has for over 100 years.
204 Oct 28, 2009 4:35 PM Certainly a stand should be - In my personal opinion the East Stand or The Newcastle Brown Stand
205 Oct 28, 2009 4:35 PM With all due respect to Bobby, it always has been and always will be St. James' park to the loyal supporters.
206 Oct 28, 2009 4:36 PM I don't believe in the cult of the personality no matter how worthy the individual as in the case of Sir Bobby. I think there are better ways to honour the great man.
207 Oct 28, 2009 4:39 PM No Comments.
208 Oct 28, 2009 4:39 PM There is nothing wrong with St James' Park, however I believe the East Stand should have his name.
209 Oct 28, 2009 4:39 PM A stand, certainly, but not the ground itself. Also, how would that generate funds?
210 Oct 28, 2009 4:40 PM The ground is called St James Park. Sir Bobby would not want the ground re-named after him. Re-naming a stand or building a memorial statue would be fitting enough tributes for the great man.
211 Oct 28, 2009 4:47 PM That would be a smart move
212 Oct 28, 2009 4:48 PM With the greatest respect to Bobby Robson, this would be a travesty. I think even Bobby would turn in his grave if this were to happen.
213 Oct 28, 2009 4:59 PM Bobby was only here for a few years - Jo Harvey did more for the club.
214 Oct 28, 2009 5:01 PM See previous answer. I love Sir Bobby and I am sure he would agree that the ground shoulld always be known as St. James Park
215 Oct 28, 2009 5:05 PM It is the only other alternative but as a world wide business traveller I can assure you St Jame's Park is known universally. It really is synominous with Newcastle upon Tyne.
216 Oct 28, 2009 5:22 PM It's St James' Park. The East Stand should be redeveloped and renamed the Sir Bobby Robson stand, though there's no chance of that while Ashley is in charge
217 Oct 28, 2009 5:23 PM For all I admire SBR, he won nothing as manager and never played for the club
218 Oct 28, 2009 5:26 PM however if it were to be renamed this is the most appropriate name.
219 Oct 28, 2009 5:32 PM But perhaps a stand
220 Oct 28, 2009 5:40 PM Never
221 Oct 28, 2009 5:42 PM No, it should be left as St James' Park
222 Oct 28, 2009 5:45 PM This would be the only thing I would agree with if the stadium was to have a name change. But there would be no chance of that as there would be no financial benefit to the owner.
223 Oct 28, 2009 5:49 PM see 3.
224 Oct 28, 2009 5:50 PM What did he win? Nice guy, didn't win a thing.
225 Oct 28, 2009 5:50 PM sir bobby robson himself would not like sjp renamed
226 Oct 28, 2009 5:50 PM No, Sir Bobby would prefer SJP.
227 Oct 28, 2009 6:01 PM As much as i love Sir Bobby and he is probably the nicest bloke ever to be in football i just think it should be called St James Park the way it has been for many years, however if it was a choice between Sir Bobby and a Brand like Burger King i would choose Sir Bobby everytime
228 Oct 28, 2009 6:06 PM The ground should always remain St James's Park, Bobby was and is a ledgend at Newcastle so a stand should be named after him but not the ground.
229 Oct 28, 2009 6:07 PM He was a great man, but no man is bigger than the club
230 Oct 28, 2009 6:14 PM Although I'm a great admirer of the late Sir Bobby, I think if it is beneficial to the club to sell the rights then I'm all for it.
231 Oct 28, 2009 6:25 PM He was an excellent manager and wonderful man, with great integrity but all of his success was with other clubs. He never played for Newcastle and won nothing with us as a manager, whereas Joe Harvey lifted the FA Cup as a Newcastle player and won a European Trophy for us in 1969 as a manager - our last piece of silverware. So he would be more deserving for the accolade but I think the ground should stay as St James Park.
232 Oct 28, 2009 6:27 PM Naming a stand would be a great tribute - but leave St James' Park as it is
233 Oct 28, 2009 6:27 PM a stand maybe but not the ground
234 Oct 28, 2009 6:28 PM If a new ground were to be built then yes.
235 Oct 28, 2009 6:46 PM Its St James Park and always should be.
236 Oct 28, 2009 6:49 PM if they have to name the ground but why change an asset synonamous with NUFC
237 Oct 28, 2009 6:52 PM yes but will never happen too many money men,,but nice thought
238 Oct 28, 2009 6:59 PM Sir Bobby was a legend, and should be left to rest in peace. I dont think its what he would have wanted, he wouldnt have wished seeing the place he loved change in that way.
239 Oct 28, 2009 7:06 PM He did very little at Newcastle compared to his lifetime achievements and the ground is called St James Park; it has a name.
240 Oct 28, 2009 7:13 PM Don't think the great man would want this himself!
241 Oct 28, 2009 7:17 PM there has always been great geordies who deserve this accolade and in the future there could be more
242 Oct 28, 2009 7:21 PM Great idea that might actually bring help to his charity rather than lining ashley's greasy pockets. Will it happen? No I'm afraid not............ well not as long as cashley is at the helm.
243 Oct 28, 2009 7:23 PM If it is going to be changed then this is what I would like
244 Oct 28, 2009 7:29 PM If the ground is to be named anything other than St James' Park, then yes. However, the same rationale would also hold for Keegan, Shearer and other Newcastle greats.
245 Oct 28, 2009 7:30 PM Definitely not.
246 Oct 28, 2009 7:37 PM I thought about this, but much as I love SBR, the club is greater than the man.
247 Oct 28, 2009 7:54 PM It wont be as there is no money in giving it that name
248 Oct 28, 2009 8:08 PM A stand, yes - the ground, no. Bobby would NEVER have wanted the ground's name changed - and his humility would mean above all he wouldn't want it to incorporate his own name
249 Oct 28, 2009 8:16 PM The East Stan should be renamed in SBR's memory.
250 Oct 28, 2009 8:23 PM I do not believe the ground needs to be renamed
251 Oct 28, 2009 8:27 PM Name a stand after the great man
252 Oct 28, 2009 8:28 PM Bobby Robson was a hero but the ground is called St James Park!
253 Oct 28, 2009 8:31 PM a stand should be named after sir bobby only
254 Oct 28, 2009 8:43 PM if it has to be re-named then that's certainly a good idea.
255 Oct 28, 2009 8:43 PM He only spent a few years at the Club and anyway it's St James's Park.
256 Oct 28, 2009 8:51 PM A stand would be appropriate.
257 Oct 28, 2009 8:57 PM Even dear Sir Bobby would not have wanted that, although some part of the stadium should be named after him.
258 Oct 28, 2009 9:05 PM Why change the name of the ground? They could erect a statue in memory of Sir Bobby.
259 Oct 28, 2009 9:15 PM Great man but no.
260 Oct 28, 2009 9:20 PM why not is this the better option than naming writes.
261 Oct 28, 2009 9:30 PM How can I be saying yes to both q3 and q4..I dont know. I would be happy with either option though it now seems like Ipswich have beat us to the punch with the naming of their Stand.
262 Oct 28, 2009 9:33 PM I thinkl a stand named after Sir Bobby is the correct tribute along side that other great "wor Jackie Milburn"
263 Oct 28, 2009 9:40 PM that is the only suggestion i would like
265 Oct 28, 2009 9:47 PM Great man though he was, we play at St. James Park
266 Oct 28, 2009 10:16 PM Its St James Park
267 Oct 28, 2009 10:18 PM Name part of the ground after Sir Bobby but St James' Park should stay St James' Park
268 Oct 28, 2009 10:28 PM no, nobody
269 Oct 28, 2009 10:31 PM No great feelings here
270 Oct 28, 2009 10:47 PM Having a stand named after Sir Bobby is good, but the stadium is St James Park.
271 Oct 28, 2009 11:03 PM No - Our most glorious years belong to Kevin Keegan. I dont believe we should go with Sir Bobby although he's a good bloke!
273 Oct 28, 2009 11:35 PM Definitely one of the stands though
274 Oct 29, 2009 12:00 AM no but it could be associated ie st james park sir bobby's spiritual home
275 Oct 29, 2009 12:12 AM But the East Stand should be
276 Oct 29, 2009 12:14 AM iwould not object but prefer sjp
277 Oct 29, 2009 12:22 AM Its St James Park always has been always should be. (If one was to name it after anybody it should be Joe Harvey)
278 Oct 29, 2009 12:32 AM He was great but so was a lot of other people that have been part of this club, but we should name a stand after him
279 Oct 29, 2009 12:35 AM Keep it as St James's Park.
280 Oct 29, 2009 12:45 AM or at least a stand.
281 Oct 29, 2009 1:10 AM Not even for Sir Bobby, the name should not be changed.
282 Oct 29, 2009 3:14 AM Good idea
283 Oct 29, 2009 4:33 AM It would be the only acceptable change
284 Oct 29, 2009 6:18 AM I do not think Sir Bobby woulkd agree with the name change
285 Oct 29, 2009 6:35 AM A stand for me but notthe ground
286 Oct 29, 2009 7:42 AM it should always be st james park
287 Oct 29, 2009 7:46 AM why has a club like Ipswich Town named a stand after Sir Bobby Robson and we have done absolutely nothing to remember this great gentleman we yet again are being left behind like always
288 Oct 29, 2009 8:03 AM Sir Bobby would be embarrassed.
289 Oct 29, 2009 8:19 AM He was a great manager for a brief period in the Club history but most ofd his career was spent away from Newcastle. No single person is greater than the Club and if they were then surely Joe Harvey as player and manager would be higher up the list than SBR.
290 Oct 29, 2009 8:25 AM No, some things shouldn't change. Sir Bobby will be respected, but lets not get silly.
291 Oct 29, 2009 8:38 AM A stand should be - plus a bronze statue directly outside St James
292 Oct 29, 2009 8:41 AM name a stand would be nice but sir bobby would never stand for the iconic name of SJP been changed
293 Oct 29, 2009 8:50 AM Yes if was changed to any name Sir Bobby Robson sounds ok but, I feel Sir Bobby would not want that he would want it to remain St James Park
294 Oct 29, 2009 8:59 AM Maybe part of the ground (a stand or something), but St James' will always be and should always be St James'
295 Oct 29, 2009 9:00 AM same reasons as above - nothing against bobby
296 Oct 29, 2009 9:07 AM If anyone it should be Joe Harvey - someone who actually won something.
297 Oct 29, 2009 9:13 AM Although he was a great man and servant of NUFC.
298 Oct 29, 2009 9:13 AM LEGEND! Enough said
299 Oct 29, 2009 9:29 AM it will always be st james park new ground maybe

301 Oct 29, 2009 9:42 AM Keep as SJP
302 Oct 29, 2009 9:42 AM Sir Bobby wouldn't want that. Name a stand after him.
303 Oct 29, 2009 9:45 AM I have supported NUFC since 1947 and in my opinion Sir Bobby Robson was one of the best managers we have had.The money raised should go to his charity
304 Oct 29, 2009 9:46 AM It would be a fitting tribute to name a grandstand after the great man but "St James Park" is a world renowned stadium and the name must be retained. it is synonomous with Newcastle United.
305 Oct 29, 2009 9:48 AM Very difficult question
307 Oct 29, 2009 9:49 AM I could go with that.
308 Oct 29, 2009 9:57 AM A stand should be named after Sir Bobby Robson.
309 Oct 29, 2009 10:00 AM As much as I respect the man & his memory, he is a Geordie legend, not a NUFC one
310 Oct 29, 2009 10:04 AM Whilst SBR had 5 good years at the SJP his greatest achievements were in another country.
311 Oct 29, 2009 10:08 AM I don't think Bobby would have wanted this.
312 Oct 29, 2009 10:10 AM The ground has a name - St James' Park.
313 Oct 29, 2009 10:10 AM It should be nothing other than St. James'
314 Oct 29, 2009 10:21 AM The Ground should remain St James' Park, whether a stand is named after him would be a great honour, however, not the stadium.
315 Oct 29, 2009 10:26 AM A great man, but the club is bigger than any one man. He would not have wanted it himself.
316 Oct 29, 2009 10:31 AM There are other men from NUFC's history who would better deserve that accolade, Joe Harvey for one.
317 Oct 29, 2009 10:38 AM MAYBE HE SHOULD HAVE A STAND NAMED AFTER HIM
318 Oct 29, 2009 10:45 AM What's wrong with St James Park?
319 Oct 29, 2009 10:45 AM A stand, yes but not the ground.
320 Oct 29, 2009 11:00 AM name a stand for sir bobby
321 Oct 29, 2009 11:00 AM I whole heartedly believe he should have a stand or a statue in his honour but St James' is just that. St James' Park.
322 Oct 29, 2009 11:01 AM Why change it in the first place
323 Oct 29, 2009 11:01 AM Its only a name its what happens on the pitch surely
324 Oct 29, 2009 11:02 AM But the East Stand should be. It's a disgrace that it hasn't already happened. Ipswich may be a small town club but at least they have the decenct to have done the right thing. Shame on you Ashley.
325 Oct 29, 2009 11:03 AM I don't think it's a suitable name for the ground and Sir Bobby has always known it as st James'. I do however think that any kind of endorsement, i.e stand name, statue etc is the least the great man deserves.
326 Oct 29, 2009 11:04 AM It's St James' Park end of story
327 Oct 29, 2009 11:05 AM Legends come and go otherwise it would be called "Wor Jackie Place", Moncur Park, Shearer's Palace, Beardsley's stage - the list can be endless and you don't want to be changing the name of your ground every decade.
328 Oct 29, 2009 11:07 AM A stand but not the whole ground..........why not rename the John Hall stand.
329 Oct 29, 2009 11:08 AM No Much as I admire Sir Bob ,a great man ,by anyones estimation ,I dont think he would have wanted the grounds name changed ,I'd have no problem at all with The Sir John Hall stand being renamed Sir Bobby Robson Stand .
330 Oct 29, 2009 11:09 AM Sir Bobby is obviuosly a well liked and respected son of the area. But in all honesty he did not bring any great success to the club when manager to merit this option. Even Ipswich, where he was their most successful manager only named a stand after him. 331 Oct 29, 2009 11:14 AM Because Sir Bobby would not want it changed form St James Park ! and Ashley should not be allowed to cash in, and do something in Sir Bobby's name, that i dont think he would have wanted.
332 Oct 29, 2009 11:30 AM As much as I respected Sir Bobby the ground should retain its current name. I'm sure Sir Bobby would be the first to agree.
333 Oct 29, 2009 11:33 AM Sir Bobby was a great man and a true gentleman, an Icon of English football and yet no, I don’t think the ground should be named after him. I am all in favour of a stand in his name; I would sit in it week in, week out with pride in my heart knowing that he will always be part of this club in spirit. St James Park is bigger than any of us and Sir Bobby knew that, after all, what good is Shakespeare without a stage?
334 Oct 29, 2009 11:35 AM No as the St James Park brand is too strong, but I certainly think a stand should be named after him
335 Oct 29, 2009 11:36 AM If this was for a new stadium then a great idea, even Sir Bobby would be against this. He knows what St James Park means to the people of the North East.
336 Oct 29, 2009 11:39 AM That would be an insult to a truly professional and decent man.
337 Oct 29, 2009 11:41 AM Yes, but this is not a must - it can be 'St. James's Park' forever!
338 Oct 29, 2009 11:42 AM Much as I loved and respected Sir Bobby there are more iconic people associated with NUFC. Not least Jackie Milburn.
339 Oct 29, 2009 11:43 AM Sentimental as it seems, it always will be St James Park. Name a stand though to go alongside Jackie Milburn another legend.
340 Oct 29, 2009 11:48 AM Name a stand after him - he would not want SJP to be renamed either!!!
341 Oct 29, 2009 11:53 AM It's St James Park! Rename the East Stand after Sir Bobby
342 Oct 29, 2009 12:06 PM No,but the John Hall Stand should be,after all it was he who sold the club to this jacka!!.It would be a nice gesture if another owner sometime in the future name the said stand after Sir Bob.
343 Oct 29, 2009 12:10 PM A statue & a stand named after him would be appropriate. Added to that, we should have a yearly pre season knockout tournament at St James's Park for the 'Sir Bobby Robson Memorial Trophy' with all proceeds going to the foundation.
344 Oct 29, 2009 12:10 PM name a stand or section but not the whole thing after him
345 Oct 29, 2009 12:14 PM A stand should be
346 Oct 29, 2009 12:27 PM no name some of the ground after him but leave it as it is
347 Oct 29, 2009 12:31 PM Firstly Newcastle was part of Northumberland and Sir Bob was a Durham Lad, despite what everyone says he wasnt a Geordie, he's from the wrong side of the river! Secondly he didnt win anything (a must for an honour)
348 Oct 29, 2009 12:36 PM We already have the Sir Bobby Robson stand
349 Oct 29, 2009 12:37 PM As much as I love SBR, it's SJP forever. Rename the East Stand after Sir Bobby.
350 Oct 29, 2009 12:43 PM naming any one of the stands after sir bobby is enough to pay the due respect.
351 Oct 29, 2009 12:48 PM Not sure he's probably the only person the fans would be happy to change the name for. We should definitely rename a stand after this true footballing gent and legend.
352 Oct 29, 2009 12:52 PM as great a manager and person Sir Bobby was even he would not like to see st james loose its great name
353 Oct 29, 2009 12:52 PM It always has and always must be St James's Park.
354 Oct 29, 2009 1:02 PM No one person is bigger than NUFC so no, no matter how highly we hold Bobby Robson
355 Oct 29, 2009 1:05 PM as great as he was did not win anything .
356 Oct 29, 2009 1:07 PM A stand yes, but the ground, no. As great an ambassador as SBR was for football in general and as great as his love was for NUFC he did not win anything. Joe Harvey was our most successful manager. Arguably, the ground should be named after him.
357 Oct 29, 2009 1:07 PM Great man and yes name a Stand after him etc.. but not the ground !!
358 Oct 29, 2009 1:10 PM A stand should be named after Sir Bobby Robson,but the ground is St James Park
359 Oct 29, 2009 1:16 PM i like sir bobby robson
360 Oct 29, 2009 1:21 PM There are more deserving people who have done more for NUFC such as Joe Harvey and Kevin Keegan.
361 Oct 29, 2009 1:30 PM The ground should be re-named Sir Bobby Robson's St James's Park
362 Oct 29, 2009 1:35 PM It has a name already.
363 Oct 29, 2009 1:44 PM A stand yes, not the ground
364 Oct 29, 2009 1:52 PM Maybe a stand not the stadium.
365 Oct 29, 2009 2:06 PM Maybe the East Stand should be the Robson Stand
366 Oct 29, 2009 2:06 PM It should remain as St James Park
367 Oct 29, 2009 2:23 PM NAme one of the stands after him
368 Oct 29, 2009 2:34 PM St. James' Park - end of debate
369 Oct 29, 2009 2:58 PM The naming of a stand or part of the ground after Sir Bobby would be a good idea.
370 Oct 29, 2009 3:14 PM like I said I easy on this
371 Oct 29, 2009 3:17 PM I think all NUFC fans would agree that it would be a fitting tribute to Sir Bobby and the only name change that would ever be allowed.
372 Oct 29, 2009 3:58 PM Certainly one stand should be named the Sir Bobby Robson stand immediately
373 Oct 29, 2009 4:04 PM I am sure Sir Bobby would turn in his grave if he knew that his 'Cathedral on the Hill' (his words) was being touted to the highest bidder. A large bust of Sir Bobby should be proudly displayed at the main entrance.
374 Oct 29, 2009 4:25 PM leave it alone
375 Oct 29, 2009 4:41 PM Just leave it as it is!
376 Oct 29, 2009 4:43 PM No, again Sir Bobby was a great manager, but he achieved far more with Ipswich than he did with Newcastle. If it's named after anybody it should be Joe Harvey as he achieved more for Newcastle than Sir Bobby.
377 Oct 29, 2009 6:25 PM I agree in naming a stand after him.
378 Oct 29, 2009 6:33 PM the ground should always be called st james... but maybe rename a stand after him
379 Oct 29, 2009 6:34 PM Either name the ground or name a stand after Sir Bobby Robson, It will be the only deacent decision Ashley will ahve made in his time at the club
380 Oct 29, 2009 6:38 PM Even though have the greatest respect for Sir Bobby. Name one of the stands but not the ground.
381 Oct 29, 2009 6:44 PM lets have a stand named after this great man of football,a statue would be nice outside sjp.
382 Oct 29, 2009 6:56 PM I believe one of the main stands should be named after Sir Bobby Robson, but the ground should remain as it is.
383 Oct 29, 2009 7:32 PM SJP forever, just as sir bobby would have wanted
384 Oct 29, 2009 7:32 PM maybe a stand
385 Oct 29, 2009 7:39 PM The man deserves a mark of respect somewhere within the ground, but the Stadium should remain St James's Park
386 Oct 29, 2009 7:43 PM as above name a stand after sbr
387 Oct 29, 2009 7:47 PM Re name the East Stand after him = Sir Bobby would not want the stadium renamed under any circumstances
388 Oct 29, 2009 8:11 PM If St James haas to go
389 Oct 29, 2009 8:28 PM The ground is called St. James' Park, it has been for 117 years. The east stand could be named after Bobby.
390 Oct 29, 2009 8:36 PM should keep it St James Park, but we could name a stand after Sir Bobby
391 Oct 29, 2009 8:37 PM A stand at best. Bobby was manager for just 5 years. Joe Harvey in my opinion was more significant. Bobby had a similar impact at Ipswich and they rightly named a stand after him - I think Ipswich is the club that made his name - not Newcastle.
392 Oct 29, 2009 8:57 PM No and I am sure Bobby Robson would not have wanted that to happen
393 Oct 29, 2009 8:58 PM I would like a stand named after him.
394 Oct 29, 2009 8:58 PM Nuff said.
395 Oct 29, 2009 9:01 PM its SAINT JAMES PARK,end of.
396 Oct 29, 2009 9:05 PM with the greatest respect to sir bobby even he will be turning in his grave at the thought
397 Oct 29, 2009 9:25 PM Whilst Sir Bobby had total respect from me I think he would have been the first one to turn down the suggestion for historical reasons.
398 Oct 29, 2009 9:28 PM name the east stand after SIR BOBBY ROBSON, or a section of it, the ground IS ST James`s Park. shit bust !!!
399 Oct 29, 2009 9:37 PM The ground should always remain St James's Park. Sir Robson is an absolute legend in my eyes and maybe naming a stand or something would be more appropiate but not the ground.
400 Oct 29, 2009 9:54 PM A stand should be or a statue erected but the stadium name should be left unchanged
401 Oct 29, 2009 9:55 PM Even though Sir Bobby holds a special place in Geordie hearts, St James Park should remain as St James Park!
402 Oct 29, 2009 10:05 PM No. Name a stand afta Sir Bob. The ground will always b St James
403 Oct 29, 2009 10:06 PM The ground should always remain St James' Park but the East Stand should be renamed the Sir Bobby Robson Stand
404 Oct 29, 2009 10:11 PM The name shouldn't change but he is deserving of a stand being named after him. Ideally rename The Sir John Hall Stand after someone he never sol us down the river.
405 Oct 29, 2009 10:25 PM St James Park is St James Park Joe Harvey has a bigger claim to that Title but he would turn in his grave along with Jackie Milburn and Hughie Gallacher Bobby Mitchell, and all of our Great legends who have graced the turf long before I or many of my generation watched NUFC if this ever happened. This is no slight on Sir Bobby.
406 Oct 29, 2009 11:17 PM whilst sir bobby will always be a legend, the ground should remain st james park
407 Oct 29, 2009 11:18 PM If it has to be changed then yes it would be alright to name it after Sir Bobby Robson
408 Oct 29, 2009 11:28 PM The ground name should remain the same.
409 Oct 30, 2009 12:15 AM Wor Bobby did a lot for our club and certainly raised our profile. And he is a manager we will never forget, but St. James' Park is St James' Park and nothing should ever change that. Perhaps a statue of Bobby would be a more fitting tribute to the man who I think would be horrified if we changed our stadium's name to honour him. He was too much of a modest man to accept such an honour in life, and we should respect his wishes in death also.
410 Oct 30, 2009 2:44 AM One of the Stands should be named after Sir Bobby
411 Oct 30, 2009 4:55 AM No. The best way to remember Sir Bob would be an annual home and away game against Ipswich with the winner holding the Sir Booby Robson Memorial Trophy for a year. At least the we'll have a 50 - 50 chance of winning some silverware.
412 Oct 30, 2009 5:13 AM I love Sir Bobby Robson but it would be utterly wrong to rename the ground after him. A stand for sure but not the stadium. That is St James' and always will be, no matter what Ashley calls it.
413 Oct 30, 2009 8:19 AM The ground should not be re-named at all.
414 Oct 30, 2009 8:39 AM See above - a stand yes but not the stadium
415 Oct 30, 2009 8:42 AM Sir Bobby like all of the fans refered to going to St James park instead of Newcastle the Toon or the match He would be very disappointed
416 Oct 30, 2009 8:42 AM one stand should be
417 Oct 30, 2009 9:04 AM I do not believe that Sir Bobby Robson, would want the ground named after him. He would say that it always has been St James Park and always will be known as St James Park. Name the East Stand after the great man, I imagine he would appreciate that more.
418 Oct 30, 2009 9:16 AM Only if we move to a new ground
419 Oct 30, 2009 9:42 AM We need to do something for Sir Bobby Robson. Once again Ashley has let us down in his response to the overwhelming respect in the region for this man. Ipswich have put us to shame!
420 Oct 30, 2009 9:48 AM No it should stay his beloved St James' Park - and he would not want it any other way!!!!!
421 Oct 30, 2009 10:19 AM It was there before, and will still be there when we are all forgotten. It is part of North East history.
422 Oct 30, 2009 10:29 AM If we have to have a change I'd rather it be this than any thing else.
423 Oct 30, 2009 10:32 AM St James Park is permanent. Local icons are transient.
424 Oct 30, 2009 10:33 AM And neither should a stand until Joe Harvey honoured for what he did for our club.
425 Oct 30, 2009 10:38 AM SIR BOBBY WOULDN'T WANT THAT! HE'S A GEORDIE!!
426 Oct 30, 2009 10:42 AM A stand named after Sir Bobby at St James park would be the right thing
427 Oct 30, 2009 10:43 AM I certainly think the name of the ground should remain St James Park. However, we should honour the memory of Sir Bobby Robson by naming a stand after him. It should have been done long before now.
428 Oct 30, 2009 10:44 AM A stand should be, or a Statue erected, but the ground is, always has been, and always should be St James' Park.
429 Oct 30, 2009 10:48 AM A stand should be named after Sir Bobby Robson
430 Oct 30, 2009 10:51 AM A stand maybe, but the whole stadium no. It should forever be known as St James
431 Oct 30, 2009 10:52 AM but it won't, it isn't embarrising to us
432 Oct 30, 2009 10:57 AM No With due respect to Bobby there were more if not equally qualified names that could be put forward. It should be left however as St James Park
433 Oct 30, 2009 11:09 AM NO.As much as i loved SBR.Please leave it be.
434 Oct 30, 2009 11:18 AM As much as Bobby Robson helped us, and formed what we as fans want from Newcastle United, he was only at Newcastle for a short time, and the club treated him like garbage at the end. I think the club doesn't deserve to honour him that much.
435 Oct 30, 2009 11:19 AM Keep it SJP, we can rename a stand after Bobby but not SJP.
436 Oct 30, 2009 11:27 AM Sorry but NO, this is not even an option as he is only changing the name for MONEY reasons. Unless the Bobby Robson foundation are going to waste money then this will not happen. Even if it was an option then still no, St James' park it is and St James' Park it should stay.
437 Oct 30, 2009 11:30 AM Sir Bobby was a legend but he grew up going to ST JAMES PARK and I am posative he would want generations to do the same. I would re-name the Sir John Hall stand after Bobby
438 Oct 30, 2009 11:30 AM If it is to be re-named at all,which I disagree with,this would be the only thing that would be acceptable though I personally think Newcastle Airport should be re-named after the great man instead.
439 Oct 30, 2009 11:32 AM An absoloute legend, and the east stand should be re-named after him. Sir Bobby I am sure would agree though, nothing should replace the name of our historic club. It wouldn't surprise me if Ashley tried to flog the name of the stand as well...... After all sentement doesn't make money.
440 Oct 30, 2009 11:34 AM However i do think there should be a part of the ground named after him
441 Oct 30, 2009 11:39 AM if it had to be changed yes
442 Oct 30, 2009 11:40 AM The ground has a name but a stand could be named after Sir Bobby Robson.
443 Oct 30, 2009 11:44 AM Why would anyone think this appropriate? He did not play for the club and only managed for a brief and ultimately unscuccessful period in that we won nothing under his stewardship.
444 Oct 30, 2009 11:45 AM SJP and only SJP! Sorry, SBR, but SJP is the ONLY name for the stadium.
445 Oct 30, 2009 11:54 AM A great man, but the club then were just the "nearly men". Also why should we always measure ourselves by our recent history, we ignore the times in our history when we were truely successful and aim for that no matter how long ago.
446 Oct 30, 2009 12:02 PM beacause of the money it would cost ,but could get rid of that sports diret sign and replace it with the boby robson stand
447 Oct 30, 2009 12:02 PM No, it is St James' Park. End of.
448 Oct 30, 2009 12:02 PM Although there has to be some sort of memorial - again we are deafened by the silence on this issue coming from Ashley & his cronies!
449 Oct 30, 2009 12:12 PM Sir Bobby Robson was a truly remarkable man and an exempelary human being but I don't think the ground should be named after him. However I think a stand should definitely be named after him though along with Alan Shearer. I just think St. James' Park should stay as St. James' Park, it's what I and thousands of other Newcastle fans have always and will always know it as. If the name were to be changed then maybe it could be called something like The City of Newcastle Stadium.
450 Oct 30, 2009 12:13 PM St James Park - This is what I am confident Sir Bobby would want
451 Oct 30, 2009 12:15 PM If the name is changed then this would probably be the only acceptable name to the clubs fans
452 Oct 30, 2009 12:17 PM It has been ST. JAMES' PARK for 117 years, why change it now?
453 Oct 30, 2009 12:21 PM Name a stand after the great man but not the ground.
454 Oct 30, 2009 12:29 PM Bobby's St James' Park - enough said!
455 Oct 30, 2009 12:31 PM No individual is greater than the club
456 Oct 30, 2009 12:35 PM What about Joe Harvy who was the only man to have won trophies both as a player and as a manager with United.
457 Oct 30, 2009 12:39 PM No,however a stand{east} could be named after Sir Bobby
458 Oct 30, 2009 12:39 PM Although it is pitiful that NUFC has failed to honour him with some kind of permanent memorial. I guesss that woudl mean spending money. And thinking.
459 Oct 30, 2009 1:08 PM Didn't win a trophy
460 Oct 30, 2009 1:12 PM should be left as it is.
461 Oct 30, 2009 1:14 PM St. James Park should stay but they should without doubt and the sooner the better name a stand in his honour
462 Oct 30, 2009 1:18 PM In the future his name will be meaningless to generations to come.
463 Oct 30, 2009 1:25 PM but the east stand should definately. If it has to be named after someone then sir bobby is the one . But it shouldnt have to be.
464 Oct 30, 2009 1:32 PM NO. It is St James' Park and always should be
465 Oct 30, 2009 1:42 PM No, it should be named St. James' Park.
466 Oct 30, 2009 1:43 PM Bobby did great things for the Toon, but Beardsley is ahead of him in that particular queue.
467 Oct 30, 2009 1:43 PM LEAVE THE NAME DO, BUT DO SOMETHING AT THE GROUND FOR THE GREAT SIR BOBBY
468 Oct 30, 2009 1:43 PM The ground should keep the name it has, money isn't everything.
469 Oct 30, 2009 1:50 PM This is a really hard one, I think the stand should be named after him. Mind given the choice between the "netto stadium" and "the sir bobby robson stadium" i know which one id rather, but SJP is best.
470 Oct 30, 2009 1:56 PM Maybe a stand, possibly, but the ground?
471 Oct 30, 2009 2:04 PM ONLY EVER ST JMES PARK
472 Oct 30, 2009 2:07 PM The ground should be called St James Park. I do however think that a stand should be named after Sir Bobby.
473 Oct 30, 2009 2:19 PM I don't think Sir Bobby would wan the name changing
474 Oct 30, 2009 2:58 PM No - name a stand after him by all means (like the John Hall stand for instance, as he is the one that sold us to Ashley). The stadium should always be St James Park
475 Oct 30, 2009 3:03 PM We still however, should recognise his contribution and love of the club in some way
476 Oct 30, 2009 3:31 PM It should be kept to its traditional name of St James's Park and Geordies should stop this ludicrous Diana-esque idol worship
477 Oct 30, 2009 3:41 PM just no
478 Oct 30, 2009 3:45 PM St James is fine has been for over 100 years
479 Oct 30, 2009 3:59 PM The ground should remain to be known by it`s original, and now traditional name. Why should this upstart Ashley think he can ride roughshod over the fans feelings on this matter? As has been said many times, he knows the price of everything and the value of nothing. Leave the grounds name alone , bonny lad!
480 Oct 30, 2009 4:02 PM I am happy to leave it as St James Park.
481 Oct 30, 2009 4:04 PM Leave it as it is.
482 Oct 30, 2009 4:13 PM Sir Bobby would be turning in his grave at the mere suggestion.
483 Oct 30, 2009 4:33 PM With no disrespect whatsoever to Sir Bobby it already has a name
484 Oct 30, 2009 4:41 PM But they should have a monument at the Park, and a stand named after him,He a GREAT MAN.
485 Oct 30, 2009 4:43 PM one stand should be named after him - and sooner rather than later. Ispwich did it straight away
486 Oct 30, 2009 5:01 PM IT IS ST JAMES' PARK! A stand should be named after Sir Bobbie and John Hall's name should be removed
487 Oct 30, 2009 5:02 PM only if St James' is changed
488 Oct 30, 2009 5:20 PM Sir Bob knew full well that no one is bigger than the club

 
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