Former Sunderland star Pop Robson caddying for grandson in North of England Open

Pop Robson (right) scores for Sunderland against Bristol City in 1975
Pop Robson (right) scores for Sunderland against Bristol City in 1975
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Former Sunderland star Pop Robson is back in the public eye at the age of 69, caddying for golfing grandson Joe Robson in the North of England Under-14 Open at the South Moor course in Stanley.

Northumberland title holder Joe was the only boy to break par in the first round (71) and then scored 80 to lie seven shots off the lead going into today’s third and final round.

He tees off at 1pm today and South Moor secretary David Kittto would not discount the 14-year-old from the race for the prestigious title. He said: “It can be done. Admission here is free and I hope any football and golf fans who can make it will turn up to support the Robsons in their comeback bid.”

Retired newsagent Pop, a six handicap member of Hexham, had three spells at Sunderland, in the 1970s and 80s. Joe, a pupil at Prudhoe High School, is coached by Andy Paisley at Hexham and is also a member of Stocksfield.