Peterborough United stars pay tribute to Tommy Robson: ‘nicest man I’ve ever met, a legend, he’d light up the room, charming and charismatic, loved by all,’

Peterborough United stars of past and present were quick to pay their tributes to Tommy Robson who passed away on Thursday night (8 October).

By Alan Swann
Friday, 9th October 2020, 5:43 pm
Tommy Robson (centre front) with Posh legends George Boyd (left), Aaron Mclean (right) and Craig Mackail-Smith (back).
Tommy Robson (centre front) with Posh legends George Boyd (left), Aaron Mclean (right) and Craig Mackail-Smith (back).

The club broke the news of Robson’s passing at the age of 76 this evening.

A simple, yet perfect statement read: ‘The football club is devastated to announce the sad passing of Tommy Robson at the age of 76. Record appearance holder. Nicest man you will ever meet.Legend.’

And current and former Posh officials and players took to social media to express their sadness and pay tribute to one of Peterborough’s most famous and popular citizens.

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Tommy Robson with former Posh player and manager Grant McCann.

So tragically sad to lose this legend. Loved by all & Will be missed by us all. Tommy was heartbeat of our football club. Thoughts with his family.

Darragh MacAnthony, Posh co-owner.

So sad to hear about the passing of Tommy Robson tonight, one of the nicest men I have ever met in life, used to chat often about the game and stuff, felt like we were in a ‘Wingers union’. My thoughts go out to all of Tommy’s family and friends that knew him! RIP mate!

David Farrell, legendary ex-Posh winger.

Posh director of football Barry Fry with a photo of Tommy Robson in action.

A true gent, had time for everyone and one of a kind. POSH Legend. RIP Tommy.

Adam Drury, the greatest Posh left-back.

Incredibly sad news. A man who could light up any room. Stories to keep the boys laughing for hours. You will be missed legend.

Charlie Lee, ex-Posh player and a fans’ favourite.

Very sad news! Will never forget how Tommy was always there to shake your hand and wish you luck before a game! Always took time to chat not just to me but everyone who would enter the club! RIP Tommy.

Gwion Edwards, ex-Posh midfielder.

RIP. A true legend!!

Ivan Toney, former Posh striker.

RIP Tommy. Club legend and loved by all. Rest easy.

Sammie Szmodics, current Posh player.

One of the great guys in football, will be massively missed.

Craig Mackail-Smith, legendary Posh striker.

What a legend, one of the nicest guys I’ve ever met, always spoke with such positivity. Rest in peace Tommy.

Josh Knight, former Posh loanee.

RIP to an absolute legend.

Jermaine Anderson, former Posh midfielder.

What a legend

Lee Tomlin, one of the greatest Posh players.

You will never meet a nicer person in football! Honour to have worked alongside this true gentleman for all the years I did. Never failed to bring a smile to your face. #PUFCfamily sleep tight Tommy.

Kayleigh Stent, Acadamy staff member.

Such sad news. Rest in peace Tommy.

Matty Godden, ex-Posh striker.

Gutting. Don’t know what else to say! Rest easy you legend, we’ll miss you.

Joe Dent, Posh photographer and programe editor.

Sad, sad day for all Posh fans. I never had the pleasure to watch him play in his pomp, but what a fantastic human being who will be sorely missed by all. My condolences to all the family & loved ones. RIP Tommy.

Ryan Semple, former Posh player and current youth team coach.

True definition of the word legend, R.I.P Tommy.

Callum Chettle, former Posh player.

My thoughts are with the Robson family, & everyone involved with the club. Absolute Legend.

Danny Lloyd, former Posh player.

Such sad news. One of the nicest guys I’ve ever met. Thoughts go out to his friends and family. Rest In Peace Tommy.

Louis Reed, current Posh midfielder.

Bless you Tommy, we’ll miss you immensely...especially the funny stories and jokes you would tell us in the office putting smiles on everyone’s faces. RIP legend x

Chris Brewer, ticket office and Posh media manager.

So sorry to hear this #RIP Tommy, one of life’s true gentleman.

Grant McCann, former Posh player and manager.

Devastating news for everyone associated with Posh. My thoughts are with Tommy’s family and friends at this very tough time. Legend. Rest easy Tommy.

Jack Baldwin, former Posh skipper.

And other local football folk paid their tributes...

Whenever I had the privilege to be in Tommy’s company I found him charming & charismatic. Peterborough has lost one of its legends - I can only offer my sincere condolences to his family & friends.

Jimmy Dean, Manager, Peterborough Sports FC.

I’m sure I speak for all at Stamford AFC when I say I’m saddened to learn about the passing of Tommy Robson, who graced Wothorpe Road in the twilight of his illustrious career. RIP.

Tim Bluff, Stamford AFC.

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