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Van Persie is Top of the League for Replica Kit



Robbie was intrested to hear the latest stats from Kitbag on their replica kit sales and see who has been most popular amongst fans.

Sav who is brand ambassador for Kitbag said "With the recent news of disruptive fans throwing objects on the pitch, It’s always good to know that the majority of football fans continue to support their favourite players."

"Last week, online sports retailer, Kitbag.com, announced that Van Persie was the most popular name printed on the back of replica football shirts, during the current 12/13 Premier League season."

The findings revealed that the Dutchman topped the ‘Kitbag Premier League’ with an impressive (25.4%) of all personalised replica football shirt sales, followed by Gerrard (8.2%), Rooney (6%), Kagawa (5.8%) and Suarez (3.6%).

 


Kitbag Announce Robbie as its First UK Brand Ambassador

 

Online sports retailer Kitbag, has announced that Robbie will be its first UK brand ambassador.

Robbie, currently a football pundit for 606 on Radio 5 live, has signed a one year agreement to be the face of Kitbag and will feature in the brand’s latest PR campaign for Christmas gift ideas.

Over the next year, Robbie will be reviewing the latest products for the website, taking part in a number of live Q&A sessions and hosting exclusive events for Kitbag customers.

With over one million followers on Twitter, Kitbag are hoping to utilise Robbie’s widespread fan base to attract a broader audience outside the traditional sports sphere.

Andy Anson, Chief Executive Officer of Kitbag commented “Kitbag is trusted by the sports industry to provide customers with the best products and service across the globe. The organisation has partnerships with the leading sports clubs, governing bodies and major sporting events in the world and is a leading player in the world of e-commerce. Robbie is clearly a sports star who resonates with sports fans and followers and will help us build our reputation across the sporting landscape. His sense of fun and style will enable us to open a dialogue with a broader range of customers.”

Sav commented: “I am really excited to be working with Kitbag and it feels like an obvious partnership for me given my background as a professional sportsman. As a former footballer and a father of young children I take a great interest in the latest sports products on the market and also keep my eye on sporting fashion trends, so Kitbag caters for both me and my family.”

 


 

Awards Celebrate Derbyshire Young Achievers

 

Derbyshire County Council has celebrated the outstanding achievements of some of the county’s most exceptional young people at the 14th Derbyshire Young Achiever Awards.

The awards were set up to highlight some of the outstanding personal achievements of young people across the county.

In total 95 young people - aged three to 18 - received awards during the ceremony held at Highfields School in Matlock on Friday (December 7).

And around 550 guests and nominators joined them in celebrating their fantastic achievements.

Each young person was nominated because they had shown:
• Bravery, such as fighting an illness or living with a disability
• Kindness in helping others
• A commitment to improving their school, community or local environment
• Sporting, musical, artistic or academic success.

Robbie handed out the awards along with Chairman of the council Councillor George Wharmby.

Guests were welcomed to the celebrations by a speech from Derbyshire County Council Leader Councillor Andrew Lewer and the evening was compered by Barry Jarvis and Laura Pennington from High Peak Radio.

Councillor Lewer said: “We know that young people have a lot to give.

 


 

Sav Reviews Premier League History for BBC3

 




Robbie has been busy filming a new TV programme for the BBC.

Robbie teamed up with Donovan Daily to present Premier Leagues Most Amazing Moments.

Don and Sav go through some of the funniest, memorable and brilliant moments in Premier League history.

The programme airs on BBC3 Monday 13th August at 8.30pm.

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Sav in the Gold Rush

 





Robbie got the chance to get up close to a pair of Olympic Gold Medals last week
Sav was in the BBC Studio and met up with Team GB’s historic Golden Girls.

Helen Glover and Heather Stanning became the first female rowers from Britain to strike gold since women were allowed to compete in the sport at the Olympics in 1976.

Robbie has been working down at the Olympic Park for the BBC as part of their Olympic coverage.

Sav has been in the studio alongside Gary Lineker and Alan Hansen covering all of the football for Team GB.

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Bucks Teen Wins Once-In-A-Lifetime Work Experience With Robbie Savage at Wembley

This weekend Niall Davies, was one of eleven lucky to embark on a once-in-a-lifetime work experience position in the role of football pundit, gaining first-hand invaluable experience at the Championship Playoff Final at Wembley alongside Robbie, as a part of npower’s What’s Your Goal? campaign.

Niall Davies spent the day with Robbie at Wembley, during which he was be put through his paces to learn all it takes to be a successful football pundit. Robbie is one of the eleven ‘Dream Team’ mentors, which also include football titans such as Karren Brady, vice chairman of West Ham, Sir John Madejski, owner of Reading FC, Malky Mackay, manager of Cardiff City FC and Sasa Ihringova, The Football League’s most senior female referee.


Following a nationwide search, Niall was chosen for his love of the game, enthusiasm and knowledge of the role and travelled to Wembley Stadium where he kick-started his career and gained priceless work experience with Robbie. He spent the day in the BBC commentary box learning a variety of skills including what to look out for during the match, and how to commentate live during a match.  His skills were put to the test when he was tasked to do his own pre-match analysis and prediction ahead of the match.

npower’s What’s Your Goal? campaign launched in January this year to inspire young people across the UK to help launch their future careers, and support their future employment opportunities, by showcasing the wide range of job opportunities available within the football industry. Alongside the ‘Dream Team’ of 11 national roles, npower also offered 300 valuable work experience roles across all 72 clubs in The Football League.

Niall says:
“I have had a brilliant time at Wembley Stadium for the Championship Playoffs with Robbie Savage I had an amazing day watching the match from the BBC commentary box with him – it really was a once-in-a-lifetime experience that I will never forget!

“Robbie really showed me the ropes, and put my football knowledge to the test, showing me exactly what it takes to be a successful football pundit.

“npower's What's Your Goal? Competition has really helped me gain a real feel for the role and I can't wait to be doing this myself one day!”


Robbie says:
"It's been a real pleasure spending the day with Niall for the Championship Playoff Finals at Wembley and showing him what it takes to be a successful TV pundit”

"I have been very impressed with Niall’s knowledge and passion for the game. I hope I’ve been able to inspire him to follow his dreams of being a football pundit.

"npower's What's Your Goal campaign is a fantastic way to engage and teach the game's next generation what it takes to work in The Football League. It's a great platform for young people, like Niall, who want to follow their dreams of working in the football industry, to gain invaluable experience in the industry."


Find out more about the Whats Your Goal? campaign - click here

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Strictly Grass Roots Football


Not many people know this but my mate from Strictly Come Dancing, Russell Grant, is a massive football fan.

He even had a hand in designing the logo of his beloved Brentford FC!!  And now we are teaming up to chat grass roots football at The Grass Roots Football Show at the NEC next week – not sure I would have predicted that a year ago!!

For more info on the Grass Roots Football Show click here






 




Robbie Gets His Hands Dirty for Transform Your Patch Project

Robbie rolled up his sleeves last week to help regenerate two 5 a side football pitches.

Robbie made the trip to Southwark and Caerphilly in a day to help transform the two pitches.

The pitch will be regenerated as part of ‘Transform Your Patch’ - one of the most ambitious community-led regeneration schemes to take place in the UK, which aims to create great outdoor spaces for people to enjoy through a series of projects.

‘Transform Your Patch’ is a partnership between leading environmental regeneration charity Groundwork and favourite soft drink brands from Britvic and PepsiCo will transform around 165 outdoor spaces across the UK with the support of the public.

The campaign sees Robbie team up with Pepsi Max to champion 5 a side football pitches and three other famous faces supporting different outdoor projects, including playgrounds, picnic areas and parks and skate parks. 

For more information on Transform Your Patch - click here

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Sav on Sony Shortlist


Robbie Savage has been nominated for another Sony award.

Sav is part of the BBC 5 Live team that has been nominated for an award in the Best Breaking News category for their programme on the day that Robbie's former teammate Gary Speed died.

The winners will be revealed at the award ceremony on the 14th of May at Grosvenor House.

Last year Sav won The Sony Rising star Award for his first full year in radio.

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Robbie Savage and Chris Kamara join forces to launch npower’s Fanpower Stadium


Two of football’s most colourful characters gave office workers a “lift” today while filming a fun video for Football League sponsors npower.

ESPN Pundit Robbie Savage and Sky Sports favourite Chris Kamara took workers by surprise  as they performed a chorus of terrace favourite ‘we are going up’ – however rather than singing in the stands they were in the unorthodox setting of a lift. 

The  amusing footage was captured to promote the launch of npower’s new initiative “The Fanpower Stadium.” Hosted on Facebook, this app will give Football League fans the chance to win a range of prizes including cash prizes for their club. 

On the video, Savage said; “I think football chants can be best described as the language of football fans, but taken out of the natural context of a football stadium they become slightly surreal – as today’s reactions show!

“The Fanpower Stadium – which has prizes for fans and clubs up for grabs – will get everyone talking about their team in the right place, so it’s a winner for me.”

Chris Kamara added; “It was unbelievable stuff today. Nowadays I’m only in the stands to report on the games, so it was great to get my chance to chant. Hopefully us two chanting in the wrong place, will remind people that it pays to show your support in the right one!

“Robbie should definitely stick to the dancing, I clearly out sang him and it’s this sort of competitiveness we want to see in the Fanpower Stadium.”

Once ‘inside the stadium’ there are two pots of money available for clubs to win - one cash prize of £10,000 will be awarded to the club in each League who hits their real average attendance figure first. With a second pot of £20,000 up for grabs to the club in each League whose fans talk the most about their club on Facebook.

Fans can score points for their club by sharing content or mentioning keywords such as club name or manager and player names on Facebook or in their Twitter feeds. Fans also have the chance to win spot prizes every week which include signed shirts, balls and mystery prizes.

The competition closes on 1st June however the stadium will be “reopened” at the start of the 2012/13 season.

npower are inviting fans to show their support for their Football League team by grabbing their seat in The Fanpower Stadium - Click Here

To check out the video of Sav and Kammy in the lift - Click Here





 




Robbie Pays Tribute to 'Best Dad in the World'

For three years Robbie saw his beloved father fade in front of his eyes, a devastating disease gradually stealing his hero away from him.

His devoted mum Val spent every hour caring for dad Colin until, a week ago last Saturday, he finally lost his battle for life.

The Daily Mirror columnist and Strictly Come Dancing star was at his father’s bedside as he died from pneumonia after a long fight against Pick’s disease, similar to Alzheimer’s.

Last year, in another cruel blow, he had also been diagnosed with Parkinson’s.

“In the last three years dad should have been in a home but my mum, who idolised and loved him for 40 years, refused to let that happen. She cared for him 24/7, like her mum did for my grandad. It has been a horrendous time for her.
“In a way it is my dad’s last gift to her that she gets her life back again. She doesn’t see it that way of course – she just wants him back and it is heartbreaking.”
 
Read the full interview in the Daily Mirror - click here


 



Busy Weekend on the Road for Sav


Robbie had a busy weekend on the move from Kent to the Cardiff City Stadium.

He leant his support to comedian John Bishop on the last leg of his epic Sport Relief marathon trek from Paris to Central London.

Savage ran 10 miles with John on the closing stages of his journey on Friday morning.

Saturday saw Robbie back in the 606 hot seat alongside Mark Chapman and on Sunday, Robbie was in action for BBC for their live screening of Cardiff City’s Championship fixture with West Ham.

For once, even Robbie was outshone in the fashion stakes by David James who was wearing a very natty red and white checked waistcoat.




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ROBBIE TEAMS UP WITH PEPSI MAX TO LAUNCH
‘TRANSFORM YOUR PATCH’


‘Transform Your Patch’ is one of the most ambitious community-led regeneration schemes to take place in the UK and will create great outdoor spaces for people to enjoy through a series of projects.

The campaign, a partnership between leading environmental regeneration charity Groundwork and favourite soft drink brands from Britvic and PepsiCo, will see Robbie and three other famous faces championing outdoor projects including playgrounds, picnic areas and parks, 5 a side football pitches and skate parks.

Robbie is representing 5 a side football pitches and is battling it out against other celebrities to win a prize fund of £100,000 for pitches across the UK. He will be drumming up public support and encouraging people to vote for a 5 a side football pitch in their region and support his team.
If Robbie’s team gets the winning amount of votes then 5 a side football pitches will benefit from the £100,000 prize fund.

Squaring up against Robbie will be Denise van Outen campaigning for playgrounds, Fazer rallying for skate parks and Emma Willis championing picnic areas and parks. All four are keen to win and are calling on the UK public to vote for a project. Each vote made will support the celebrity’s project team, helping them to potentially secure the £100,000 prize fund.

Robbie says, “I grew up playing on 5 a side football pitches with my mates. Being involved in ‘Transform Your Patch’ means that I can help ensure that the next generation of footballers have clean, all weather facilities to play on, just like I did when I was younger. 5 a side football pitches are such an important part of the community because they give footballers of all ages a place to practice their skills and have fun when they compete.

For anyone who is as passionate about football as me, get online and vote for 5 a side football pitches and my team - Click Here






 


Sav to Run with John Bishop in Sport Relief Triathlon


Robbie will be joining up with comedian John Bishop for Sport Relief.

Bishop is undertaking a mammoth triathlon that includes cycling from Paris to Calais, rowing the Channel and running three back to back marathons.

Sav will be giving some moral support to Bishop on Friday for the last leg of the gruelling challenge.

Find out more - click here



 


Robbie Gets his Hands on Glitter Balls




Robbie Savage finally lifted his first Strictly glitterball … at the umpteenth time of asking.

Home advantage counted for Robbie as he triumphed on the Strictly Come Dancing tour for the first time in Cardiff.

After a 5 day stint in the Principality, the tour has now moved to Dublin before ending in Belfast.

For more details on the Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour - click here

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Alzheimer's Society Fundraising

 




Robbie has met up with the Alzheimer's Society fundraisers collecting at the Sheffield and Liverpool leg of the Strictly Come Dancing Tour.

Thanks to everyone who has donated so far!

Robbie's an ambassador for the Society.

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Robbie Kicks Off Strictly Come Dancing Tour


Robbie Savage has kicked off his Strictly Come Dancing Tour this week and taken a mini-break from our tv screens as a media pundit with ESPN and BBC.

Savage is part of the Tour line-up which made its bow in Birmingham over the weekend.
Robbie appears in Nottingham tomorrow and Wednesday and then moves on to Wembley.

Check out Robbie’s Strictly Come Dancing Tour schedule - click here







 




Savage and Brady Launch npower What's Your Goal


Robbie Savage came face to face with Karren Brady for the launch of npower's What's Your Goal initiative.

The pair met up in London for a photoshoot to promote the new scheme which offers 300 four day work experience opportunities at Football League clubs as well as 11 lucky candidates to be mentored one to one by Robbie, Karren and the 9 other mentors.

It was a non-stop day for Robbie who appeared on breakfast television with Eamonn Holmes on Sunrise and undertook a series of regional and national broadcast interviews including BBC Radio 1 with Greg James and BBC 1 Extra's Westwood.

npower What's Your Goal find out more - click here

Listen to the interview with Westwood - click here

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Sav Strips Off for Charity

Robbie Savage has bared all in aid of testicular cancer.

Sav was the naked centrefold in Cosmopolitan magazine, which was done to help raise awareness for their testicular cancer campaign and to urge males to check themselves regularly.

The former Premier League star is back in training for the Strictly Come Dancing Tour which kicks off in Birmingham on the 20th of January.

Check out all of the tour dates - click here

Watch the Daily Mirror video of Sav showing off his juggling skills - click here

Join 20k others and become a Robbie Savage fan on Facebook - click here


 





 
 

The Magic of the Third Round of the FA Cup Clearly Rubbed Off on Robbie Savage This Weekend.

Robbie admitted to being a little nervous about his St Andrews reception when he went pitchside for ESPN's broadcast of Birmingham City's goalless draw with Wolves on Saturday.

Sav finished off the Saturday afternoon with Mark Chapman on BBC Radio 5's 606 phone in.

On Sunday he could be found at the Etihad Stadium for the Manchester derby for BBC Radio 5 Live.

And last night he was on ESPN parade again for Arsenal's third round tie with Leeds.

"I love FA Cup third round day. It's the first time I've not been involved as a player for nearly 20 years, but being a media pundit and seeing three games in three days is the next best thing," said Savage.

Robbie Savage and Mickey Thomas try to recreate the famous Wrexham goal - Watch the video - click here

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ROBBIE SAVAGE FOOTBALL HOWLERS DVD

 

Join former Premiership player, top TV pundit and star of Strictly Come Dancing, Robbie Savage, for the funniest football of the year!

Football Howlers is the brilliant all-new collection of the most hilarious foul-ups, own goals, goal-keeping howlers and gaffs.

Never short of an opinion, Robbie adds to the entertainment with commentary in his own inimitable style - and tries to understand just how the pros can get it so wrong!

Featuring star players and full of action from the Premier League, England internationals, The FA Cup and more, Football Howlers is the ultimate football DVD.

A perfect Christmas gift, the DVD is out on November 21st and available to pre order now - click here







 



Sony DAB Rising Star Award Winner
 

BBC Radio 5 live presenter Robbie Savage has walked away with this year’s Sony DAB Rising Star Award at the 29th annual Sony Radio Academy Awards, in one of the most hotly contested categories of the night.

The recently retired Derby County captain proved his talents extend off the field as co-host on the popular football phone-in show ‘606’ on BBC Radio 5 live, beating the likes of Rolling Stones rock and roll legend Ronnie Wood to cement his position as a leading UK radio host.

Robbie rallied the support of his listeners and his fans on Twitter to receive thousands of votes - the most ever received by a nominee in the Sony DAB Rising Star Award history.

The UK’s most prestigious industry radio honours took place at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel on Monday 9th May. Robbie beat four other nominees to win the award, which was presented to him by the iconic Geri Halliwell. The Sony DAB Rising Star Award is the night’s only people’s choice award and continues to grow in popularity each year, with more people voting for their favourite new radio hosts in 2011 than ever before.

Robbie has co-hosted the ‘606’ football show since January last year, the show predominantly a football phone in with its listeners, where Savage’s outspoken views entertain even the non-football fans. The judging panel shortlisted Robbie Savage for his ability to engage and humour his audience with his brave and original voice, his controversial yet entertaining comments building him a strong listenership in his first year on air.

This year’s diverse mix of nominees were shortlisted by a panel of industry experts – all the ‘Rising Stars’ have been on air for less than 18 months. In addition to Absolute Radio’s Ronnie Wood, nominees included entertainment reporter Matt Edmondson from BBC Radio 1, talented radio journalist Simon Conway from Metro Radio (Newcastle) and Sarah Thompson from Roundhouse Radio for her alternative Filthy Disco show.

Former winners of the award include Jarvis Cocker from BBC 6 Music who was crowned last year’s Sony DAB Rising Star, Kerrang’s Singing Henry from 2009 and former BBC 6 Music’s George Lamb in 2008.

Adrian Northover-Smith, Head of Internal Communications and Corporate Public Affairs Sony UK, said: “This year’s Sony DAB Rising Star Award nominees are a celebration of the diversity of new talent on the radio from comedic journalists to footballers and rock stars, all nominees have made their mark by entertaining listeners with smart and engaging content. We’d like to congratulate Robbie Savage on winning the Sony DAB Rising Star Award this year. His fearless approach to radio has certainly won over the public and we wish him the best of luck as he builds his radio career.”

For more information on the Sony DAB Rising Star Award visit: www.sony.co.uk/risingstar

 



Robbie Named as Grass Roots Football Ambassador
 

Robbie Savage was today announced as one of the new event ambassadors for the 2011 Grass Roots Football Show.

Savage, one of football's most passionate and colourful characters, is the newest addition to a roster of footballing talent which will make the three day event at the NEC from Friday June3-Sunday June 5 the biggest show in its five-year history.

The Derby County and former Welsh international has developed a keen interest in football coaching and the development of junior football as he comes to the end of his illustrious career.

Savage said: "This is the best show of its kind in Britain and deserves an ever greater platform and profile.

"I am the proud parent of two young sons who are starting out on the grass roots footballing ladder. It is vital that all young children in this country - boys and girls - are given the very best coaching development as they grow up.

"This show encourages the development of coaches and of best coaching practise. Most of all, its vital that our youngsters enjoy playing football and are encouraged to continue playing the game at adult level too.

"This show offers an opportunity for all of the thousands of coaches and those involved in the grass roots game to meet up with the professionals and learn and showcase new skills, coaching clinics and be educated and entertained.

"I have the utmost admiration and respect for all the junior football coaches who devote their time, money and energies into giving our young people a chance to play organised football."

Savage also recently fronted a new Respect campaign for the Football Association and is taking an increasingly active role in grass roots football.

He will be at the Show for all three days and will take part in a series of coaching clinics, question and answer sessions and seminars.

Event organiser Joanna Burns said: "Robbie is one of football's most instantly recognisable figures.

"He cares passionately about the game and is committed to the development of grass roots football.

"He regularly goes back to Wrexham to cheer on his local parks team and, through his children, is focused on putting something back into football.

"He will be able to deliver a truly unique insight into grass roots football at our event - and we are sure it will be delivered in his own inimitable and understated manner."
 

The Grass Roots Football Show 2011 is the biggest football event of its kind and takes place at the NEC in Birmingham from the 3-5 June.

Tickets are now on sale at www.grassrootsfootball.co.uk

Become a fan of Grass Roots Football on Facebook at www.facebook.com/grassrootsfootballshow

or follow us on twitter http://twitter.com/grfootball

 



Plain English Campaign Media Award for Robbie
 

Robbie Savage is celebrating today after winning a major national radio award from the Plain English Campaign.

The Derby County skipper has been announced as winner of the Plain English Campaign Best National Radio Programme for his work on the BBC Radio Five LIVE 606 show.

Chrissie Maher from Plain English Campaign said; "Based on public opinion, BBC Radio Five Live is fortunate in having more than its fair share of well-respected commentators, but recent addition Robbie Savage has quickly gathered a growing fan club for his plain speaking.

"I know that some of our sports commentators are probably best out in the game rather than in the studio, but Robbie has won the hearts of people on both counts.

"He understands what he’s talking about and he doesn’t make a big deal about it. He goes on air just like when he is out on the field – straight to the point and no messing.”

Macesport managing director Paul Mace said: "This award is richly deserved for Robbie.

"Underneath the brash exterior is a person who takes his broadcasting duties extremely diligently and seriously.

"He is always willing to learn and puts in a tremendous amount of effort to constantly improve himself.

"He has a unique direct approach which proves extremely popular with the 'man on the street' and this is reflected with the winning of this award.

"Mind you, I am sure he will now be completely unbearable. I've spent 25 years in the media and never won a single award for my use of English so I know I'm never going to hear the last of it from him."

Robbie Savage said: "I'm completely overwhelmed. To think that a boy from Wrexham can win this award so early into my broadcasting career.

"It genuinely is a great honour. I love doing my radio work and know that I've still got an awful lot to learn.

"It's a good job it's for plain English. If it was for plain Welsh, I would have been struggling !!!

Plain English Campaign is an independent, self–funding pressure group based in New Mills, High Peak. Since its humble beginnings it has grown to become the biggest plain language group in the world with around 50 staff. It has had incredible success in persuading many UK and worldwide organisations to communicate with the public in plain language.


Plain English Campaign Media Award Winners

• Web Award: www.bupa.co.uk
• The International Media Award: Korea Herald
• Best National Newspaper: Daily Mail
• Best Regional Newspaper: York Press
• Best National TV programme: BBC Breakfast
• Best Regional TV programme: ITV Granada Reports
• Best National Radio programme: BBC Radio Five Live 606 Robbie Savage
• Best Regional Radio Station: Rock Radio Manchester– (5-word weather report)


 



 

Sav Signs Up 2018 Bid Leader
 

Robbie Savage is flexing his journalistic muscles - as well as those in the centre of midfield for Derby.

Sav was on the ball when he noticed the 2018 World Cup bid leader Andy Anson's children went to the same school as his own sons Charlie and Freddie.

So, he put in a call and persuaded Andy to appear as his main guest throughout Saturday;s BBC Radio5 phone-in show Six O Six.

"I'm really grateful to Andy for accepting my invitation. He put over his case extremely well on air. Like everyone else, I'm just so gutted that we won't be getting the World Cup for at least another 20 years," said Robbie.




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Robbie Releases Christmas Hits

Robbie Savage might not be king of the jungle .... yet !

But he is king of twitter and, as an early Christmas present for everyone out there, robbie has released two early Christmas singles.

One is a moving (!!!) rendition of the Barbra Streisand ballad 'Always and Forever'.

And the second, well, listen for yourself

Check them out on Robbie's new YouTube Channel - click here

 



 

How Good Looking is James Bailey
 



 


Robbie Reviews for JustSocca
 

Robbie Savage has begun his fortnightly reviews for JustSocca – The Official Blog of ACA Sports.

Over the coming weeks Robbie will be reviewing items from balls to base layers, boots to goalkeeping gloves.

Robbie said about match balls; "The way things have evolved with the football is making the game quicker and more dynamic which makes for a fantastic spectacle for the fans – bit of a nightmare for the goalkeepers though.”

ACA Sports brand ambassador, Robbie Savage, has also got his hands on the most expensive football boots in the world.

Sav has reviewed the Cristiano Ronaldo inspired Nike Superfly II CR7 Safari.

Read the review the Nike Superfly II CR7 Safari at JustSoccaclick here

Read Robbie’s JustSocca review of baselayers – click here

Read Robbie’s JustSocca review of match balls – click here
 


 




Breakfast with Radio 1
 

Robbie Savage will be tucking into Breakfast with Chris Moyles and his BBC Radio 1 team this week.

Sav, will be making a guest appearance on the Breakfast show on Wednesday as they embark on their tour around the country.

The “Chris Moyles Show on Tour: Access All Areas tour” stops in Derby on Wednesday morning and they will be catching up with the Derby County skipper.

Sav has enjoyed plenty of twitter banter with Chris Moyles in recent months and there is no doubt the banter will be flowing in Derby on Wednesday.

The show will also be available on the TV screens for the first time as Radio 1 broadcast the Access All Areas tour on the red button.

For more information on the Chris Moyles Show Tour – click here



 



Trafford Centre Book Signing Confirmed

 

Robbie Savage is delighted to confirm that he will be signing copies of his autobiography in Manchester's Trafford Centre on the 2nd of December.

The former Manchester United Academy member will be signing books at WH Smith in the Trafford Centre from 6pm on the 2nd - just in time for those Christmas presents!!

Look forward to seeing you there.

More signings ahead of the Christmas rush due to be announced soon.


Savage! is available from all good book shops and also online.

 








 
 



Book Signing Sparks Fan Frenzy
 

Robbie Savage's book signing in Burton was a big hit with the fans.

The event was rearranged after being postponed last month, and people began queuing outside the bookshop hours before the event hoping to get an autograph and a picture with the Derby County skipper.

More book signings are planned before Christmas due to the ever increasing demand for the popular autobiography written in conjunction with Janine Self.

Dates confirmed so far:

18th November   Blackburn Rovers FC Club Shop   5pm - 7pm

More to follow on a Derby County Shop and Trafford Centre signing in November/December.
 



Robbie's Got Balls
 

ACA Sports ambassador, Robbie Savage, has been checking out balls!

In the first of his fortnightly reviews for JustSocca – The Official Blog of ACA Sports – Robbie has been taking a look at the current Match Balls that are available on the market.

Over the coming weeks Robbie will be reviewing items from balls to base layers, boots to goalkeeping gloves.

Robbie said; "The way things have evolved with the football is making the game quicker and more dynamic which makes for a fantastic spectacle for the fans – bit of a nightmare for the goalkeepers though!"

Read Robbie's review on Match Balls - click here


 

 


William Hill Partnership
 

Robbie Savage has signed a major new partnership for with leading bookmaking company William Hill.

Savage becomes an official sporting ambassador for the company under the terms of the new agreement.

Robbie delivers his weekly football tips via a podcast and a tipster’s column on behalf of William Hill.

Savage will also use his Twitter column which is now close to hitting 50,000 followers.
“I’m delighted to be on board with William Hill. They are a great company with really friendly people to work with,” said Robbie.

Check out Robbie’s William Hill video diary - click here



 



Book Signing Updates
 

Robbie Savage has today announced two new book signing events for his autobiography Savage!

Robbie will be appearing at the following venues on the 16th of Septermber 2010:

1330 - 1430       Waterstone's - Burton on Trent

1800 - 1900       WHSmith - Westfield Centre Derby

Look forward to seeing you there!!

Sincere apologies but both of the above signings have had to be cancelled.

More updates soon!!








 



Fiona Phillips Defends Robbie
 

Fiona Phillips has leapt to the defence of Robbie Savage after he threatened to pull the plug on his Twitter account.

The Derby County captain is Britain’s fastest growing sportsmen on twitter but was distraught to receive offensive texts about his father who is suffering from a form of dementia.

In her Mirror column, Phillips wrote; "How sad that Robbie Savage’s dad Colin, the man he calls his “hero”, has dementia in his early 60s.

"And how desperately cruel that some saddos made fun of that. One Twitter t**t called “bananabreaddan” tweeted: “How’s your dad, I’m sure he’ll remember me.”

"No one will commit you to memory, you no-mark.

"But plenty of us will remember that Robbie has selflessly pledged the proceeds from the sale of his autobiography, Savage!, to the Alzheimer’s Society to fund research into the killer disease."

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Forest Fans Ambush Robbie for Charity
 

Robbie Savage was confronted by two Forest fans in full kit at his book signing in Waterstone’s Leicester.

The Derby County skipper was in buoyant mood as fans queued for hours in Birmingham and Leicester to get a signed copy of his autobiography, Savage!

A shocked Robbie came face to face with lifelong Nottingham Forest fan and season ticket holder Max Newton, 37, who is running the Great North Run dressed as Robbie Savage in an attempt to raise money for the British Red Cross.

Max explained; "I thought it would be a laugh to do the run in a costume, so asked people to vote for one when they sponsored me online and I said I'd wear it, no questions asked.

“Suggestions ranged from a rabbit, top hat and tails or Rocky Horror gear.

“My Derby County supporting friends quickly got some momentum going with 'a Derby shirt' idea , which then morphed into 'as Robbie Savage.' It was blogged about on various forums and a Facebook group was set up."

"Now, I'm what you might call a 'rabid' or 'fanatical' Forest fan, so imagine my horror as over £600 was quickly racked up to run as your man Savage - including one £200 donation from a guy I've never heard of who lives in Poland!".

However, Max has embraced the challenge. He has his Derby kit on order and a mask being made. "Now all I need is a big daft blonde wig" he said.

Seizing the chance to tell the golden locked hard-man of his plans, Max and friend Richard Fisher drove to Leicester (one of Savage's former clubs), where Savage was signing copies of his autobiography 'Savage.'

Max continued; "To his credit, Robbie Savage was a total gent. He appeared highly amused by us turning up in our Forest shirts and by my plans and he happily posed for some daft pictures with us.

“I liked him so much I might even refrain from booing him next time he plays at the City Ground!"

Savage recognised Max from his Twitter profile and commented: "Well, he's got the nose for it!"

Max can be sponsored at: www.justgiving.com/max-newton0

To find out about more sponsored events for the Red Cross visit: www.redcross.org.uk/events

 



Signing Schedule

 
Date Venue Time
Thurs12th August WHSmith Cardiff 12-1pm
Thurs 19th August Waterstone's Mill Hill 12:30-1:30pm
Thurs 19th August Waterstone's Leicester 5-6pm
Thurs 26th August Waterstone's Wrexham 12-1pm


 
 

Book a Sellout at Official Launch
 

Robbie Savage launched his new autobiography with a sellout at Pride Park on Thursday.

The Derby County skipper held a press conference followed by a book signing in the club shop.

Crowds queued to see the enigmatic skipper and there was a complete sell out of books both at the club shop and at Waterstone’s in Derby later in the evening.

Savage, who will be hosting BBC Radio 5 Live’s 606 programme this season, is donating proceeds from the book to the Alzheimer’s Society in support of his father who has Pick’s disease.

He said; “I've faced a lot of challenges on the pitch but watching my father and my hero diagnosed with dementia has been the biggest challenge of my life - I've never felt so helpless.

“That's why I'm donating money from the sale of my autobiography to Alzheimer's Society. The money will support hundreds of thousands of people to live a better life with dementia today and hopefully find a cure for tomorrow.”



 


Savage!  Book Launch at Pride Park

Robbie Savage launches his eagerly-awaited new book - Savage! at Pride Park on Thursday 5th August.

The Derby County skipper will be turning up in style for the media launch at Pride Park .... but you'll have to wait and see which customised set of wheels Robbie will be arriving in.

Never one to be understated, Robbie is promising a typically charismatic launch.

The book will officially go on sale on Thursday 5th August and Robbie will be signing copies in the Watersones store in Derby from 2:30pm.

Details of other book signings across the country to follow.
 










 


Savage Teams Up with Blacks Sports Team

Blacks Solicitors LLP, one of the UK’s leading niche Sports Practices has appointed Robbie Savage as a Sports Ambassador to the firm.

Robbie follows a number of other high profile sports personnel who have joined the firm in recent years including ex-international footballers John Hendrie and Brian Deane together with former Head of Nike and ex-Scottish International Jim Pearson. Our other sports consultants are also from the world of horse racing, golf and cricket. A number of the Sports team are registered lawyers with the FA.

Blacks Managing Partner Chris Allen said “Members of the Sports Team have acted for Robbie for the majority of his career and we are delighted that he has now agreed to be part of our team and represent the firm through his playing and other activities. Robbie’s persona has changed over the years and he is now very much a role model for young professionals in the game”.

Savage has penned his life story through a deal agreed with leading publishers Mainstream and brokered by the Sports Team at Blacks.

The book which is due for release at the beginning of August, will chart the form Welsh stars career from the early Manchester United days to his final contract at Derby - 15 years of laughter and tears, rows and success.

Savage said “I would like to thank Stephen Lownsbrough at Blacks Solicitors LLP for bringing me and Mainstream together and giving me this opportunity”.

Stephen Lownsbrough, Head of Sport, said “Robbie who we have advised for most of his career is an ideal subject for a bestselling autobiography. The negotiations and documentation were complex due to intellectual property, Image and moral rights, as well as being mindful of the privacy laws”.

Blacks Solicitors LLP offer a whole range of legal services further details which can be found at www.LawBlacks.com.
 
 
 

Savage Announced as Presenter for 606

Robbie Savage, has been announced as presenter of iconic BBC radio show 6-0-6 next season.

The nation’s biggest football phone in, 6-0-6 (Saturday 6pm), gets a new two hour berth and will be presented by Mark Chapman and Robbie Savage, fresh from the pitch every week after playing for Derby County.

The announcement was made as Radio 5 live launched their new look weekend schedule which will also includes the return of Sports Report to a regular full hour.

BBC Radio 5 live Controller Adrian Van Klaveren said:”I think this really boosts our weekend schedule. It’s great to restore the much loved Sports Report to its full hour and I’m excited about the perspective Robbie Savage can bring to presenting 606 straight from the pitch on a Saturday.”

Robbie Savage said: ”One of my most special memories is listening to 606 driving back from Bournemouth nearly 20 years in my Dad’s brown Cortina after I’d scored for Crewe.

"It’s an honour and a privilege to be presenting the show. I’ll be edgy but fair and I’ll definitely have opinions. I’m delighted to have this opportunity."

Paul Mace, Managing Director of Macesport, said; "Robbie has been a revelation in the past 18 months.

"He has been committed and passionate about developing a media and broadcast career and we are delighted with the progress he has made with the BBC and the Daily Mirror.

"It is equally important that Robbie continues his 100% commitment on the football field and winning the Derby County Player of the Year award last season was testament to that.

"6-0-6 is an iconic radio show and for Robbie to be offered the chance to co-present is a great tribute to his skills and appetite for broadcasting."

Robbie Savage will be writing his weekly Daily Mirror column from South Africa and now has over 17,000 followers on twitter.

Robbie Savage will also be writing a World Cup blog from South Africa for one of Britain’s leading online sports retailers, ACA Sports, for whom he is an ambassador.

 



Savage Signs Up with ACA Sports

ACA Sports, one of Britain’s leading online sports retailers, has appointed Robbie Savage as Official Brand Ambassador.

The Derby County and former Welsh international footballer has signed a two-year agreement to be the new ‘face’ of ACA Sports.

ACA Sports managing director Alistair Cameron said: “This is a major step forward in the growth and development of the company into a major international sports online retailer.

“Robbie is an instantly recognisable figure wherever he goes and, as well as his footballing talent, he is also developing a highly successful media career too.

“Robbie is not only a very accomplished professional footballer but, off the pitch, has a unique and fun way of communicating with sports fans and the general public alike and this is something we are looking to tap into.

"Robbie always plays his football with a smile on his face - either as a midfielder or more recently as a goalkeeper - and we know that all our customers and our staff are really looking forward to getting up close and personal with him."

As part of the agreement, Robbie will write a unique and exclusive e-zine sports column for ACA Sports, endorse the club’s website and make a series of promotional appearances.

Robbie Savage said: “I’m delighted to be partnering with ACA Sports.

“It’s a great company and, as well as at grass roots standard, a large number of my fellow football professionals order their equipment from ACA Sports.

“From elite level through to grass roots, every sports player wants to feel good and wear the very best in equipment and apparel. ACA Sports offer a full one-stop solution for everyone.

“I have a young family and my children have already been going through the online catalogue to place their orders!”

ACA Sports offer one of the most comprehensive ranges of sporting equipment and apparel in the UK.

Stockists of all the major leading sports brands, they offer full ranges across a diverse range of sports from football to darts and cricket to combat sports.

ACA Sports are official online retailers for Scottish FA Cup semi finalists Raith Rovers and Scottish League Two club Annan Athletic, Cricket Scotland and the Scottish Junior Football Association, and are official retail partners for the Mitre and Precision Training sports brands.
 

 

 

What a Tweet!!

Robbie Savage is one of Britain’s fastest-growing Twitter-ers.

Since launching his new twitter account, Sav has already amassed over 6000 followers.

Sav has already afforded his followers unique pictures of Derby team-mate Steven Bywater in the bath, his pre-match meal ahead of the trip to Sheffield Wednesday, and a novel new hair-cut.

Check out Sav on twitter @robbiesavage8 - click here


 


 

 

Become a Fan

Love him or hate him you can now follow Robbie Savage on Facebook.

The Derby County skipper and Daily Mirror columnist now has an official Facebook page.

Keep an eye out for more updates and news from Football's Mr Marmite in the coming weeks - nothing to do with his goalkeeping you will be pleased to hear!!

Follow Sav and become a fan - click here
 

 

 

Fiona Phillips joins Robbie Fan Club

Fiona Phillips has joined the Robbie Savage fan club.

The former GMTV host says she can’t wait to see Robbie retire from professional football … so he can take a new role as a professional media pundit.

Writing in her Daily Mirror column on Saturday, Fiona said: "The sooner Robbie Savage’s football career is over, the better. The Derby County ace, 35, is such a passionate, natural entertainer, the football pundit world is crying out for someone like him. Preferably him!

"ITV sport is in desperate need of a Robbie, someone who’ll put a rocket up the punditry, blasting it from inane but insightful to rip-roaringly hilarious and still insightful.

"I read his column in this paper and listen to anything he does on BBC radio – someone should make him an offer he can’t refuse."