UK pays warm tribute to Michael Robinson

first_imgThe death of the former player and television commentator Michael Robinson, this Tuesday at the age of 61 after a long fight against an illness, has fallen like a bomb all over the world. Especially in his home country, UK. Shows of affection towards the emblematic figure of Robinson have taken over the entire British press. From his ex-partner Graeme Souness, until Gary Lineker, Jamie Carragher or Xabi Alonso (“You’ll never walk alone Michael”, that’s how he fired him). For the United Kingdom, a legend from Manchester City, Brighton, Liverpool and Queen ‘s Park Rangers leaves..The Times: “Michael Robinson, European Cup winner with Liverpool and Spanish television expert dies at 61. Michael Robinson’s reinvention powers were probably as great, if not greater, than his abilities as a footballer. The Leicester boy, who died at 61 after skin cancer, grew up dreaming of playing for England, then did his best to represent Ireland, before moving to Spain where he became a well-respected and much-loved television presenter, figure exuberant, although he was pending on what was happening in his native land. “Daily Mirror and Sky Sport: Graeme Souness paid tribute to her former teammate at Liverpool. “He was a great friend of mine, I have so many good memories of being in his company. If he were going out at night, Michael would be the first to invite him. A true charming man. He could tell great stories. I am really sad for (his wife) Chris and his kids. I know he had been struggling with this for a couple of years and it has been difficult for him. I have tried to call him a few times in the past few weeks and Michael is a very emotional man and he was no longer answering me. the phone. I won’t be able to talk to him anymore. “ The Sun: “A legend dies. The Liverpool hero and Spanish television star dies of cancer at age 61. Robinson scored four goals in his 24 games with Ireland between 1980 and 1986 before becoming a much-loved figure on television and even in the cinema. “Daily Mail: “Former Liverpool and Republic of Ireland striker Michael Robinson, 61, dies after long battle with cancer. He was part of Liverpool who won a memorable hat trick: Premier; FA Cup and European Cup in 1984 “The Telegraph: “Michael Robinson won the European Cup with Liverpool in 1984 and became one of the most respected television presenters in Spanish football. On the pitch, Robinson is most commonly remembered for his brief stint at Merseyside from 1983-84, when he joined one of the best teams Europe has ever seen. Though he was primarily a backup striker for Kenny Dalglish and Ian Rush, he made 30 impressive appearances in his only full season at Anfield while helping the team with three trophies: the title of league, the League Cup and most famously the European Cup against Rome, in which he appeared as a substitute. “Daily express: “Former Liverpool, Manchester City and Brighton striker dies. Robinson signed with Liverpool in the summer of 1983 after appearing in the FA Cup final with Brighton for £ 250,000. The forward challenged Ian Rush and Kenny Dalglish for the ownership at Anfield. In the 1984 European Cup final against Rome, Robinson replaced Dalglish. “last_img read more