Let's end tonight with some Bobby Robson.
A lot of fans have worried about the step their club was taking or what kind of environment their club would be left in. Fans, pundits, managers, former players, current players, politicians, celebrities, journalists and many, many more have raged against a new dawn. Why do people care so much? Over to the late Sir Bobby Robson...
“What is a club in any case? Not the buildings or the directors or the people who are paid to represent it. It’s not the television contracts, get-out clauses, marketing departments or executive boxes. It’s the noise, the passion, the feeling of belonging, the pride in your city. It’s a small boy clambering up stadium steps for the very first time, gripping his father’s hand, gawping at that hallowed stretch of turf beneath him and, without being able to do a thing about it, falling in love.”