Paul Robinson
English footballer
Paul Robinson
Paul William Robinson is an English footballer who plays for and captains Blackburn Rovers as a goalkeeper. He had also been an England international and he earned 41 caps between 2003 and 2007 before his retirement from international football in August 2010.
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April 10, 2011
Paul Robinson, The Blackburn Rovers Goalkeeper, present with his children Prince William and Kate Middleton visit Witton Country Park, Lancashire, and view the activities that take place at the park to demonstrate the importance of outdoor recreational sp
September 26, 2009
Blackburn Rovers V Aston Villa England
August 17, 2008
Joe Hart and Paul Robinson during the England Training session at London Colney, ahead of their forthcoming friendly match against the Czech Republic Hertfordshire, England -18.08.08
December 04, 2006
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July 01, 2006
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June 20, 2006
Sweden V England 06-20-2006
February 27, 2006
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April 25, 2005
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Awford timeline
Hayling Islander - almost 2 years
The key dates from Andy Awford’s reign as Blues boss. November 2013: Steps up from position as Academy boss to take caretaker charge for three games in the wake of Guy Whittingham’s departure before returning to his former role when Richie Barker is appointed. March 2014: Takes on the post again when Barker departs and saves Pompey from relegation. Starts with a 2-1 win at Newport and a seven-match unbeaten run sees Pompey power away from League Two trouble, eventually finishing in 13th place. May 2014: Appointed permanently on a 12-month rolling contract. Summer 2014: Danny Hollands, James Dunne, Nigel Atangana, Craig Westcarr, Paul Jones and Michael Poke all sign. Loan signings Alex Wynter, Miles Storey and Paul Robinson also join. August 2014: Starts the new League Two campaign with three wins out of the first four games to climb up to second place in the table. September 2014: Early optimism wanes as Pompey manage just one win in eight League Two fixtures. November 201 ...
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It’s A Wonderful Life for Pompey – but not without Wallace
Hayling Islander - almost 2 years
As a drunken George Bailey peers into the icy waters below from his precarious vantage point on a Bedford Falls bridge, he contemplates suicide. Enter Clarence Odbody – an angel without his wings who swoops down to lift James Stewart’s despondent character and open his eyes in the classic It’s A Wonderful Life. ‘You’ve been given a great gift, George. A chance to see what the world would be like without you,’ Odbody utters as the journey begins. The alternative Bailey-free existence was deeply unpleasant, with the town now parading under the name Pottersville, crawling with vice, filth and heartbreak. Still, the ending was a happy one. So, if you will, imagine the outcome if Pompey fans were handed the opportunity to relive the entire 2014-15 season – without Jed Wallace being present. All hypothetical, of course, there is no definitive answer. This is admittedly a frivolous debate. Regardless, what would have happened to Pompey if Wallace had declined to sign a new contract in ...
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Awford mulls over ditching wing-backs
Hayling Islander - almost 2 years
ANDY AWFORD is weighing up ditching his wing-backs in a bid to resuscitate his faltering Pompey. After a golden February, following the introduction of the 3-5-2 formation at Wycombe, the Blues have won just one of their past seven matches. More alarming has been the manner of successive defeats to AFC Wimbledon and Shrewsbury, with Awford’s side producing lacklustre and unimaginative showings. The pressure is now back on February’s Manager of the Month as Pompey head into the final seven matches of a desperately-disappointing campaign. Ahead of today’s trip to Carlisle (3pm), Awford admits his favoured system has now come under intense scrutiny, particularly due to largely-enforced changes to his playing personnel. For Saturday’s 2-0 defeat to Shrewsbury, Joe Devera was the only member left of the regular three central defenders and two wing-backs who performed so impressively in February. With Paul Robinson and Jack Whatmough both injured, Ben Chorley and Nyron Nosworthy have c ...
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Nyron has completed five-year Pompey journey
Hayling Islander - almost 2 years
Call it fate, label it destiny, but Nyron Nosworthy is finally a Pompey player. Now the veteran defender is focusing on keeping it that way as Andy Awford’s side head into the final games of the current campaign. It was back in August 2009 when the Blues tabled a bid for the then-Sunderland player within days of Sulaiman Al Fahim’s takeover. A fee couldn’t be agreed – but they were back in for Nosworthy in a potential loan deal in January 2010. On that occasion, the ex-Gillingham man elected to join Sheffield United for the remainder of the season on account of their stability in comparison. It was a decision made within days of a registration embargo being lifted and Balram Chainrai becoming owner. Now more than five years later, he has finally arrived at Fratton Park in a loan deal for the remainder of the current campaign. The 34-year-old has already made two appearances for Andy Awford’s men since, slotting into the centre of defence, while Jack Whatmough and Paul Robinson h ...
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Pompey 2 Cheltenham Town 2
Hayling Islander - almost 2 years
The play-offs look a little further in the distance for Pompey as they failed to take a giant stride against Cheltenham Town. Russell Milton’s side arrived at Fratton Park with one win from their last 12 matches and left the south coast in the bottom two. A fair reflection of a struggling side abundantly short of quality with only Matt Richards and the former Blues keeper Trevor Carson their saving grace. Disappointing then that Andy Awford’s men could not manage to defeat the visitors last night in a result which represented a missed opportunity. The scoreline ended 2-2, all four goals arriving in the first half of largely lacklustre affair played in a strangely flat Fratton atmosphere. Not that either side particularly deserved to have emerged as winners – both letting slip a lead and neither sufficiently threatening the opposing keeper after the break. Matt Tubbs opened the scoring for Pompey after 17 minutes, with Eliot Richards levelling 93 seconds later following a defensiv ...
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Stoke keeper Begovic scores after 13 seconds
Yahoo News - over 3 years
Stoke-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) - Stoke City's Asmir Begovic became the fifth goalkeeper to score in a Premier League match when the Bosnian struck after just 13 seconds against Southampton on Saturday. Begovic opened the scoring at the Britannia Stadium with a wind-assisted clearance from deep inside his own penalty area. The 26-year-old's massive kick downfield was allowed to bounce by Southampton's defenders and it then looped up over Polish goalkeeper Artur Boruc, who had come too far off his line. Begovic, who looked slighty embarrassed by his strike, joins Peter Schmeichel, Tim Howard, Brad Friedel and Paul Robinson as a goal-scoring 'keeper in the Premier League.
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Lees is developing into a first-choice centre back
Yorkshire Evening Post - over 3 years
Tom Lees: The defender epitomises the new ethos of developing all elements of leeds, from the the training ground to the playing squad. Phil Hay reports. Leeds United’s training ground – so long the apple of the club’s eye – has been trapped in the past for a while. Brian McDermott thought so and at the end of last season he organised a renovation project like nothing Thorp Arch has seen in 10 years. In his eyes the complex was begging for an upgrade and he provided it with the financial support of United’s board. “From the moment I got in there, I saw ways in which things could be different,” he said. “Ways to modernise and make the best of it.” Sometimes the little things tell the story best. Up and down the walls of reception are photographs of players who graced the academy and served Leeds with distinction. All hark back to David O’Leary’s tenure, the era which drew a line in the sand between the good times and the bad. There is no acknowledgment of Jonathan Howson or Fabian ...
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Blackburn ready to offload Paul Robinson
Daily Mail (UK) - about 4 years
Blackburn are prepared to listen to loan offers for former England goalkeeper Paul Robinson, 33. Middlesbrough and Nottingham Forest have shown interest.
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Paul Robinson to reunite with Sam Allardyce at Upton Park
Daily Mail (UK) - about 4 years
Former England goalkeeper Paul Robinson is set for a reunion with Sam Allardyce by returning to the Premier League with West Ham in January.
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Leeds United: Heartening seasonal opening provides plenty of optimism - Gray
Yorkshire Evening Post - over 4 years
When you look at the season so far, we’ve now played four league games including two matches against sides relegated from the Premier League. We’ve also played against a side in Blackpool who were in the play-off final last year and then had another game away from home. Out of that, we’ve claimed two wins and a draw to go with one defeat. Overall, I think that can be counted as a solid start. And from what I’ve seen so far, we look as strong as anyone. Looking at the division as a whole, it’s wide open. You look at the weekend results with Hull and Millwall beating two fancied sides in Bolton and Middlesbrough and in terms of games in this division, they all really can go either way. I watched Leicester beat Blackpool on the TV after our game and I know Leicester won, but Blackpool could have stuck three or four goals in and they look to be a solid side for me, especially at home. Matty Phillips is also still at the club and didn’t go anywhere before the deadline and I think that ...
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Leeds United 3 Blackburn Rovers 3: Whites denied at the death
Yorkshire Evening Post - over 4 years
A back-heeled goal from Ruben Rochina denied Leeds United a deserved win over Blackburn Rovers. Rochina struck in inventive style six minutes from time to snatch a dramatic point for Rovers at the end of a torrid second. Leeds had earlier fought back from a 2-0 deficit to take a 3-2 lead. Second-half goals from Ross McCormack and Luciano Becchio appeared to have secured the most unlikely of wins before Rochina came off the bench to strike. Blackburn took control early on with first-half efforts from Markus Olsson and Nuno Gomes before El-Hadji Diouf pulled a goal back for Leeds just before the break. Both sides had chances in the second period with United goalkeeper Paddy Kenny holding a free-kick from Morten Gamst Pedersen and Gael Givet blocking a shot from Luke Varney inside his own six-yard box. Danny Murphy almost claimed a third goal for Rovers when his volley flew inches wide on 52 minutes but Blackburn were as fortunate to see Dickson Etuhu deflect David Norris’ attempt wi ...
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Football transfer gossip (July 5): Newcastle United, Fulham, Swansea City
Yorkshire Evening Post - over 4 years
Check out latest football transfer gossip around the leagues. Is your favourite player tipped for a move? Robin van Persie’s decision not to sign a new contract at Arsenal could pave the way for a £220k-a-week move to Manchester City. Full story: Daily Mirror But Manchester United are also interested in the 28-year-old Dutchman and are hoping they can lure him to Old Trafford. Full story: Daily Mail Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson wants to splash out £30m on Sao Paulo midfielder Lucas Moura, 19, who is also a target for Chelsea and Real Madrid. Full story: Daily Mirror Mark Hateley has urged Liverpool striker Andy Carroll, 23, to leave Liverpool and join AC Milan saying he would become a better all-round player if he did. Full story: talkSPORT Italy star Andrea Pirlo has told Mario Balotelli, 21, to join him at Juventus, after revealing he knows exactly how to get the best out of the Manchester City striker. Full story: The Metro Swansea’s new ...
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Di Matteo prepares for possible farewell
IOL - almost 5 years
Chelsea’s Roberto Di Matteo could be taking charge of his final match at Stamford Bridge when they host Blackburn. ||| London – Roberto Di Matteo could be making his Stamford Bridge farewell when Chelsea wrap up their Premier League season against Blackburn Rovers at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. But the thoughts of the interim first-team coach will be trained firmly on the looming Champions League final and he will be as interested by the injury count as the scoreline in a match that means little to either team. Chelsea's defeat at Liverpool this week ended their hopes of finishing in the top four, while Blackburn's dreams of avoiding relegation disappeared when they lost at home to Wigan Athletic 24 hours earlier. For Di Matteo and his squad, however, this game marks the final run-out before they face Bayern Munich in the Allianz Arena on May 19. And while Di Matteo will not include any of his likely starters in Munich in his XI to face Blackburn, the raft of injuries and s ...
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Blackburn owners see player exodus
Free Malaysia Today - almost 5 years
NEW DELHI: The unpopular Indian owners of relegated English Premier League club Blackburn Rovers said Friday that up to a fifth of the squad could leave and they would not stand in the way of players asking for transfers. “We cannot hold back players. Those who want to leave may do so,” director B. Balaji Rao told the Times of India amid speculation that senior players such as goalkeeper Paul Robinson and midfielder Morten Gamst Pedersen are set to leave. “But let me tell you, 80 percent of the players want to stay.” Rao stressed again that owners Venky’s, a family-owned chicken farm operator, were “here for the long-haul”, dismissing speculation that they would look to offload the club. “Me, my brother Venkatesh and my sister (Anuradha Desai), our entire family, have fallen in love with the club. We cannot sell it,” he said. “We were certainly not expecting to be relegated. It was the saddest bit of news for me since my mother passed away,” he added. “But we will bounc ...
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Blackburn’s not for sale - owners
IOL - almost 5 years
Blackburn Rovers are not for sale, the Indian owners of the club insisted following the team's relegation from the Premier League. ||| London – Blackburn Rovers are not for sale, the Indian owners of the club insisted Thursday following the team's relegation from English football's lucrative Premier League. And they also said deputy chief executive Paul Hunt had left the club as a cost-cutting measure rather than been sacked over a leaked letter which called for the dismissal of manager Steve Kean. Blackburn were relegated from the Premier League following a 1-0 defeat by Wigan on Monday. In the latest of a series of protests against Venky's, an angry fan released a chicken wrapped in a Blackburn flag onto the Ewood Park pitch during the Wigan match with a one-word message: “Out.” However, Venky's Venkatesh Rao told the Times of India on Thursday the firm wanted to keep Blackburn and had no intention of selling the north-west side. “Yes, it is a company of ours and t ...
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Paul Robhinson set to miss Chelsea clash
Daily Mail (UK) - almost 5 years
Relegated Blackburn could be without former England goalkeeper Paul Robinson for their final Barclays Premier League match against Chelsea on Sunday.
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Leeds United: Clayton move marks change of direction - Gray
Yorkshire Evening Post - almost 5 years
The announcements made by the club on Wednesday were probably what we all expected – with probably the only surprise being the decision to put Adam Clayton on the transfer list. To be fair, Neil Warnock did say to me last week that there might be one or two names on the list that would surprise people. I think the thing about it is that everybody knew there was going to be a big turnaround of players. I know many have also wondered just how many players who finished the season at the club would actually start the new one. Well, looking at what has happened, it’s only going to be four or five! The bottom line is that when you finish 14th in a league which hasn’t been the best, you know you are not good enough, that’s the thing about it. If you are going to challenge in the league, you have got to get players who are capable of doing that. It’s not a case of blaming individuals, as such, it’s more of an all-around thing in terms of looking at the team overall. And last season, we ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Paul Robinson
    THIRTIES
  • 2012
    Age 32
    On 6 October 2012 Robinson made his 150th League appearance for Blackburn Rovers in a 1-0 loss to Wolverhampton Wanderers at Ewood Park in the Football League Championship.
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  • 2011
    Age 31
    He has been in terrific form at Blackburn over the course of the 2011-2012 season making a lot of crucial saves against big sides and has been tipped for an England recall for UEFA Euro 2012, despite his club's relegation from the Premiership.
    More Details Hide Details It is believed though that Joe Hart, Robert Green, Scott Carson and Ben Foster are all higher than him in the pecking order. Robinson himself has insisted that with him taking time out of international football it has helped raise his game better. Paul Robinson was born at the Beverley Westwood hospital and attended Beverley Grammar School in Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire. He grew up as a Hull City fan and often went to games with his family. During winter he even helped to clear snow off the pitch to get free tickets. Whilst playing for Leeds he moved to a house in the village of Stamford Bridge. He is married to Rebecca. The couple currently live in Knaresborough. On 4 September 2005, burglars raided his house while he was in Cardiff for the 2006 World Cup qualifier win over Wales. His wife and daughter were not at the house at the time of the raid.
    On Saturday 13 August 2011, he started and captained Rovers in their opening Barclays Premier League fixture against Wolverhampton Wanderers at Ewood Park, the game finished 2-1 in favour of Wolves.
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    On 15 January 2011, Robinson made his 100th appearance for Blackburn in all competitions, playing against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in a 2-0 defeat.
    More Details Hide Details Robinson made his 100th Premier League start for Rovers against Birmingham City in a 1-1 draw at Ewood Park.
  • 2010
    Age 30
    On 8 August 2010, Robinson retired from international football and pulled out of the squad after being selected for the friendly match against Hungary, on 11 August.
    More Details Hide Details He said about his retirement, "Only now have I been able to make this decision as previously I haven't been in contention for selection, I don't see myself as a number three or four keeper and find that role very frustrating."
    Robinson failed to make the England squad for South Africa 2010 behind Joe Hart, David James and Robert Green.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2008
    Age 28
    After Robinson's mistake in a qualifier for UEFA Euro 2008 against Croatia he was not picked for two years.
    More Details Hide Details It was Robinson's first call up under Fabio Capello since he took charge. For the Kazakhstan game he was selected as a sub after West Ham United keeper Robert Green. Blackburn manager Sam Allardyce said that Robinson should be the number one goalkeeper for England again due to his impressive club form.
    After a 2–1 loss to Russia in Euro 2008 qualifying, in which Robinson palmed a shot into the path of Russian forward Roman Pavlyuchenko's path to allow the winner, manager Steve McClaren dropped Robinson for the final qualifying match against Croatia in November, replacing him with Scott Carson.
    More Details Hide Details Robinson was called back into the England squad in 2009 for 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Kazakhstan and Andorra because regular keeper David James was injured.
  • 2007
    Age 27
    On 22 August 2007, Robinson made a mistake to gift Germany their first goal in England's first loss at the new Wembley Stadium, with a final scoreline of 2–1.
    More Details Hide Details He was substituted at half-time by James, although England manager Steve McClaren said he planned to make this substitution before the game.
  • 2006
    Age 26
    On 11 October 2006, during a UEFA Euro 2008 qualifier against Croatia, an unexpected bobble on a backpass from Gary Neville caused Robinson to miss the ball as he tried to clear it out of the penalty area, resulting in an own goal to put Croatia 2–0 up.
    More Details Hide Details Robinson later described the incident as a freak.
    At the 2006 FIFA World Cup, Robinson was named in England's World Cup squad for the finals in Germany and was an ever present in England's campaign, keeping clean sheets in four out of five games that he played.
    More Details Hide Details He conceded no goals to Paraguay and Trinidad and Tobago during the group stage. However, in spite of his clean sheet tally he was also criticised for being very indecisive on crosses, missing three against Trinidad and Tobago. After the opening World Cup game against Paraguay, when his counterpart Justo Villar was injured 7 minutes into the match, ending his tournament early, Robinson sent Villar his gloves as a gesture of good will after England won 1–0. During the knockout rounds, he kept clean sheets against Ecuador in the round of 16 and Portugal in the quarter-finals, although the latter prevailed 3–1 in the penalty shoot-out to end England's campaign.
    In the subsequent qualifying campaign for the 2006 FIFA World Cup he replaced James as England's first choice goalkeeper.
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  • 2004
    Age 24
    He was part of the UEFA Euro 2004 squad, as understudy to David James, making no appearances in the tournament.
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    Robinson transferred to Tottenham Hotspur in May 2004, for a fee of £1,500,000.
    More Details Hide Details In his first two seasons at Spurs, he was in top form and showed why he was considered England's best goalkeeper since David Seaman. In his third season, he was very inconsistent in his performances partly due to the lack of confidence after his mistake at the beginning of the season for England against Croatia, He never fully recovered and in that season Spurs had a poor record of keeping clean sheets, but managed a fifth place finish in the league. On 17 March 2007, Robinson scored the second goal of his professional career, in a Premier League game against Watford at White Hart Lane. He took a free-kick from just outside of his own penalty area, 80 metres from the opposition goal and the ball bounced over the head of Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster, and into goal. He became the third of four goalkeepers in Premier League history (excluding own goals) to score after Peter Schmeichel for Aston Villa in 2001, Brad Friedel for Blackburn Rovers in 2004 and Tim Howard for Everton in 2012, although of the three only Robinson's team went on to win the match. He was also the third goalscoring goalkeeper in English professional football in the 2006–07 season, following goals from Gavin Ward for Tranmere Rovers and Mark Crossley for Sheffield Wednesday. This match was just before both Paul Robinson and Ben Foster were due to join up with the England squad but Robinson claimed he would not mention the incident to Foster.
  • 2003
    Age 23
    In the 2003–04 season he scored his first professional goal via a header from a cross against Swindon Town in the closing moments of a League Cup game, forcing extra time.
    More Details Hide Details The game went to a penalty shootout, one of which was saved by Robinson (Swindon missed another penalty, hitting the post) to help his team to victory. Leeds were subsequently relegated that season, with Robinson having a slightly disappointing season. He showed his emotions after Leeds were relegated when he burst into tears. In the Premier league, he conceded 77 goals in 36 games. Despite this somewhat dubious record Tottenham Hotspur's Director of Football David Pleat was not dissuaded in his pursuit of Robinson as he had played well throughout the season.
  • 2002
    Age 22
    He was Leeds' number 2 goalkeeper behind Nigel Martyn for several years, until Martyn asked Terry Venables for some time off during pre-season after going to the 2002 World Cup for England.
    More Details Hide Details Venables reacted angrily and Robinson then became Leeds' number one from then on. Martyn was offloaded later in the season with young keeper Scott Carson as backup for Robinson.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1998
    Age 18
    Born in Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, Robinson played local Sunday league football in the Hull Boys Sunday Football League. Robinson played in the York City youth system before coming through the youth ranks at Leeds United after joining following a trial, making his debut against Chelsea in 1998, keeping a clean sheet.
    More Details Hide Details His appearances were at first sporadic, although he was memorably called upon when Leeds faced Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1979
    Born
    Born on October 15, 1979.
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