Peterborough United supporters intend to honour ailing club legend Tommy Robson at Saturday’s (October 20) Championship fixture at Watford.
Robson, who made a club record 559 appearances, is currently in Papworth Hospital recovering from a triple by-pass heart operation. The 68 year-old was taken ill 11 days ago.
Robson is expected to listen to radio commentary of the weekend game from Vicarage Road so fans have come up with an original idea to show the extrovert former winger that he’s in their thoughts.
The chairman of the Peterborough Independent Supporters Association (PISA) Adi Mowles is the man behind the plan.
Mowles said: “Eleven minutes into the match we urge Posh fans to sing the ‘Tommy, Tommy, Tommy, Tommy Robson, on the wing’ song for 11 minutes.
“He always wore the number 11 shirt during his Posh career and any self-respecting fan will know the words to his song so it seems an entirely appropriate gesture for us to make.
“Tommy was one of the club’s greatest players, but he is also one of the club’s greatest ambassadors. He was a quality footballer, but he’s also a quality man.
“Tommy is in the thoughts of every true Posh fan and I hope we can show our support to him by singing his name loudly and proudly at Watford.”
Posh are expecting to have the support of over 1,000 travelling fans at Watford. Many will have been attracted by bargain adult admission prices of £10 (in advance) or £15 (on the day).