This season, Prostate Cancer UK is the Official Charity Partner of The Football League.

To celebrate this partnership, and in recognition of the fact that prostate cancer affects one in nine men in the UK, they have asked some of the country's most acclaimed football writers to tell them about their favourite number nines in the history of the beautiful game.

This week, Guardian sport writer and Manchester United fan Rob Smyth controversially doffs his cap to Liverpool legend, and former Leeds United, Manchester City, Cardiff City and Blackburn Rovers striker, Robbie Fowler.

Click here to visit Prostate Cancer UK's football website for Rob's eulogy to Robbie and let Prostate Cancer UK know your thoughts in the comments section.