Friday, April 11, 2008

Robinson's Off


Paul Robinson's future has been the subject of pretty intense speculation. In Rumour Explosion :A Drunken Robinson & More it was suggested that he was off.


I'm now advised by what I regard as an entirely excellent source that he has indeed 'had enough'. This is what Robinson has allegedly told at least one of his team mates... 
 
I'm given to understand that he wants out of The Lane and moreover the scrutiny that surrounds his every performance. What he fancies is a club up north without the pressure. 

You heard it here.








32 comments:

pedrowozwobbed said...

interesting Harry....but not an earth shattering snippet....any whispers on which of our midfield 'maestros' might be buying a whippet?

Anonymous said...

robbo who???

who are ya......

ronjugg said...

Off to Middlesborough then....
I'm still puzzled by his decline, suspect deep rooted emotional issues. I was talking just the other night to Paul's biographer who claims that he's never recovered from failing to make the grade as an apprentice brickie.

frontwheel said...

Did he keep standing motionless behind his wall?

Anonymous said...

Lol @ frontwheel

Well Robbo has certainly hasnt cemented his place in the team this season!

Stu & White Army

frontwheel said...

Just his feet...

Anonymous said...

There will be ample opportunities for brick-work when the new stadium gets the go-ahead.

Where there are bricks there is usually a Hod.

I recommend Robbie Keane to do the pointing.

9.37 Anon

Anonymous said...

laying bricks. He might drop it or stand in the wrong place :-)

Anonymous said...

Maybe it was an issue of poor Bonding between Robbo and Ramos. Or maybe it was the regular presence of a Cavity in Robbo's goal.

It can't have helped him to see so many free Headers in the goalmouth, but his barrell-roll response became Stock.

I hope his ankle injury didn't involve using a Stretcher.

9.37 Anon
(Sorry)

Mysterious Stranger said...

Fantastic news. Whether predictable or not I don't care. What we need now is a keeper who:

a) Marshalls and shouts at the defence. Think "Schmeichel".
b) Has big hands.
c) Is taller than Robinson. Come on, he must be the shortest ever man to be listed at 6ft 3". Is someone lying about his height? :-)
d) Knows where to stand for free kicks.
e) Knows how to deal with crosses, corners.
f) Knows how to position himself full stop.
g) Shows an ability to regularly dive.
h) Can save penalties without resorting to lucky deflections off his legs.
i) Can do something other than hoof the ball upfield, usually resulting in the ball's swift return to the opposition. Like, for instance, throw the ball out...

Anyone out there meet the above criteria?! A brickie would be better than Robbo, at least he'd bring with him a decent spirit level!

Aaron said...

"I'm given to understand that he wants out of The Lane and moreover the scrutiny that surrounds his every performance. What he fancies is a club up north without the pressure."

Newcastle, then?

Anonymous said...

See ya Robbo, thanks for the mammories.

Anonymous said...

Anyone else notice that on the big picture on the main page, Robbie Keane looks a bit... shall we say.... "excited".

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EL said...

Get a better keeper than Robbo?

Should be a breeze.

GRAZZA said...

Some say he perfected his barrel roll technique by staring into the cement mixer.

Ok so that let some of the one line genius above down! sorry.

Anonymous said...

If Spurs recruit Kameni - who has been linked to us - he'll feature in the Africa Cup of Nations. At least, we'll hope his form will be such that he'll feature.

But that means a vacancy between the sticks for the duration. And a willing 2nd choice keeper to fill it.

Which seems like wanting to have our cake and eat it, too. Because, if we're to push for a top four position, we'll need two keepers of similar quality. And two egos requiring massage.

Or even two keepers and a half.

9.37 Anon

Markspur said...

Probably misses his chip butties! Oh well, back to nil-nil bore draws! COYS!

Mysterious Stranger said...

I'd be inclined to hope Kameni is not the answer for that very reason (African Nations). I don't deny he's talented, but I would rather not have the goalkeeper of all people going AWOL for a month! A striker may be one thing... but the man between the sticks? Additionally he's been linked to ManUre, which may not aid our cause.

I'd prefer someone like PSV's Gomes but he signed a contract extension there late last year, and seems quite settled in Holland. Has a great clean sheet record, can throw the ball over half the length of the pitch, and dare I remind us all, has the right attributes for penalty saves...

Villareal's Diego Lopez (previously linked I believe) too recently signed a new contract.

I'm sure Ramos and co. have their eyes on someone! I wouldn't mind knowing who though! I'm sure HH will update us in good time with our proposed target(s).

Euston Spur said...

It's a shame because Robbo was always a very good shot stopper. And on more than one occasion he has produced some very important saves for us, not to mention in the cup final. Of course his decision making this season has been terrible, and it doesn't need stating that we need someone that can organise things with authority between the sticks. But I for one will be waving Robbo goodbye with a fond farewell, and remember that he wore the shirt with pride. Good luck to the man...

Anonymous said...

Robbo was a good Spurs man, but it's best we both move on.... here we go Tottenham...here we go.......

dannyboy said...

if it is true, and a big if, i for one will be sad. he's been brilliant for us on the whole; how many points did he earn us in the 1st 3 seasons? he went to the world cup in 2006 and hasnt looked the same for some reason. if he does go, i will wish him a fond farewell. cant believe all you so called spurs 'fans' slating a current player. shame on you.
coys

BimitarDerbatov said...

it's prob time for him to move on.. i don't think he has the confidence of the supporters or the players around him...

let's start up the Berba debate again!! (only joking!!)

berbamustgo said...

berba is shit. sell him. now. got change of a tenner?

Mysterious Stranger said...

Oh well Dannyboy, a few posts ago I was the voice of reason...! Sorry if you are disappointed... and I am still a Spurs fan. But I'm not going to sing the praises of a player who has been poor for more than just one season, just because he currently wears a Spurs shirt. Let him cry his way back "oop" north. If you can't take the heat etc., and Robbo, it would appear, can't.

dannyboy said...

All the while a player pulls on the lilywhite shirt, he'll get my backing. Except Zokora, who's crap. Proper fans don't slate 1st teamers. Sorry, just my opinion, but what do I know? You are the voice of reason mysterious one, just don't agree with you on this topic! Debate is good.

Anonymous said...

I can't remember ever having a good keeper really, popular ones yes. But any that were actually any good? Clemence was over the hill when we got him, then came Parks, Mimms, Thorsvedt (though a legend was more iconic than talented), Walker, Keller, Robinson.... Have I missed anyone out? I guess Jennings must have been the most recent great keeper, but even he was before my time...

Anonymous said...

i think you will find ramos has had enough of robbo is whats happened.

Aaron said...

No surprises there...he's as good as gone. Wonder what happened...

Mysterious Stranger said...

Dannyboy that's having your cake and eating it! Suggesting proper fans don't slag off first teamers but adding an exception to your own rule with Zokora! If your exception is Zokora mine is Robbo (whilst Chimbonda would probably join him for being a mercenary type pr1ck with apparently no decency...).

Still Spurs fans the pair of us then?! LOL

EL said...

Is that image a Peter Doig?

Anonymous said...

el -

It's a Lora Lamm. See link http://www.worldprintmakers.com/shows/dash/tm2004/LL/timeExp.htm

9.37 Anon