De mortuis nil nisi bonum dicendum est
I know nothing of Bobby Robson and I'm sure his death is a sad loss to his family. But, but half the front page of The Times, a twelve page pull out special on him, an obit, a leading article and a double page spread in the news? Is that proportionate? I have leafed through them to try and work out why and seems to my uneducated eye to have been a man who was moderately successful in a dull game in a dull era in a dull part of the country. What am I missing?