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May 7, 2009, 12:52 PM

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From the "This is Bristol" website -

Former Bristol Rovers manager Bobby Campbell has died after a short illness, aged 86.

Mr Campbell, who passed away on Sunday, spent almost two decades at the club.

He joined Rovers at Eastville in May 1961 as first team coach and spent two years as manager between 1977 and 1979.

In his time with Bristol Rovers, he enjoyed two successful League Cup runs, including a win at Old Trafford and also promotion to Division Two.

After retiring from football, the former Scotland and Chelsea player lived in Bristol and continued to watch Rovers matches.
He scored 36 goals in 188 league appearances for Chelsea including a goal in the 1950 FA Cup against Newcastle cited as one of the best goals ever at Stamford Bridge.

A statement on the Bristol Rovers website said people at the club were saddened to hear of Mr Campbell's death.
It said: "Even after he retired from the game, he remained a very active man and a keen golfer. A frequent spectator at home matches at the Memorial Stadium, he remained a popular figure with fans, former players and directors alike and he will be very much missed.

"Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this sad time."


John Treleven
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May 9, 2009, 9:54 PM

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www.thisisbristol.co.uk/sport/Bristol-Rovers-manager-died/article-964174-detail/article.html




news.scotsman.com/world/ExScotland-winger-Campbell-dies-aged.5242652.jp


Rob North
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May 12, 2009, 10:53 AM

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Campbell had a spell at Falkirk (16 games excluding wartime) before moving to Chelsea, and finished his career with 12 goals from 94 games at Reading from 1954-1958.

A player whose early career spanned the war years(aged 17 to 23), so his full official career record probably doesn't do him as much justice as perhaps it should.

Rob


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Campbell had a spell at Falkirk (16 games excluding wartime) before moving to Chelsea,


And started his career at Glasgow Perthshire.

 
 


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