Vital Football

Latest Blackburn Rovers News

Sam Backs Robbo For Chance He Might Just Get?

Sam Backs Robbo For Chance He Might Just Get?

Blackburn Rovers manager Sam Allardyce has once again backed Paul Robinson to be recalled to the England squad.

Robinson has been showing some superb form recently, none more so than his performance in our 2-0 defeat at Chelsea on Sunday and following this Allardyce has urged England Coach Fabio Capello to recall the goalkeeper (who he also believes should've come to watch him on Sunday.)

Allardyce told Sky Sports: "Paul was world class again (against Chelsea).

"He has really come into the forefront over the last 10 games and really worked very, very hard at his all-round goalkeeping.

"Fabio Capello was not at Chelsea but he should have been and he should have been there last week as Paul is back on top form.
"

Big Sam also believes that Robbo is the best English goalkeeper around at the moment with his form having a lot to do with our escape from the relegation zone.

He added: "As an English goalkeeper, he is performing the best in this country at the moment.

"Paul is right up there now and is producing the sort of saves on a regular basis which helped us to get clear of relegation.
"

The 29-year-old could very well be back in the England squad for next months World Cup Qualifiers against Kazakhstan and Andorra as David James and Ben Foster are both out injured. With 41 caps to his name (he won his last cap in October 2007) Robbo is by far the most experienced goalkeeper who will be available to Capello with Robert Green, Joe Hart, Scott Carson and Chris Kirkland having only won around six or seven caps between them!!!

Personally I feel Robbo doesn't need the aggravation of an England recall (and starting spot) but it's a good bet that he'll at least be back in the next squad.


NOT REGISTERED TO VITAL BLACKBURN? WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR! Register by clicking here.



For the very latest Premier League odds

For massive weekly jackpots - Play the Football Pools Online

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Walker
Date:Tuesday May 19 2009
Time: 4:49PM

Comments

0
Right now the best young English goalkeeper can't get a game at Manchester City. But if Joe Hart doesn't get the call Paul Robinson will do ...
Sindbad
19/05/2009 16:57:00
0
lol Sindbad, its a shame about Joe Hart but based on the last ten games the best English goalkeeper is ours...
Mikey D
19/05/2009 17:06:00
0
Iv been happy to critique Robinson honestly all season....and he hasn't shone all year but BSA seems to get the best outa him and he has done better and better....i'd go as far to say he's been awesome for the last 5-10 games!!!!! He's kept his place in the side n there will be no need to look for anyone else!!!
mani13963
19/05/2009 17:15:00
0
true story that mani and your normally as blunt as they come!!! lol
Mikey D
19/05/2009 17:33:00
0
no point beatin about the bush Mikey!!!! ha ha - Credit where its deserved!!!
mani13963
19/05/2009 19:18:00
0
I think he deserves it at the moment anyways.
roverjoy
19/05/2009 20:55:00
0
Certainly with James out and also Foster if he isnt in the goalkeeping 3 that is the biggest joke ever!!!!
Mikey D
19/05/2009 21:14:00
0
His performance on saturday didn't get the pluadits it deserved. 1) because we lost 2-0. and 2) Because Schwarze and Jaaskelainen had unbelievable games. That last stop against the Georgies will send them down, out of this world!
Money4midfield
20/05/2009 00:43:00
0
I think if he plays for England against Kazakhstan and Andorra it will be superb timing. I say this because he should keep two clean sheets and it would do his confidence the world of good - i.e. better that facing Brazil and Argentina! I think he needs to find his feet again on the international stage. However, I agree with Walker, I don't think he/we need the headache of it all - let him get a good start to next season going and then maybe call him up.
FreidelNo.1
20/05/2009 09:27:00
0
Not liking the Geordies then money!?!
Mikey D
20/05/2009 09:27:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Lowe Could Head High

Blackburn captain Jason Lowe is being linked with a potential Premier League move to Hull or West Brom. Promotion chasing Brighton have also been credited with an interest.

Riley Explains Postponements

It doesn't happen often in the Premier League or Championship thesedays, but League's 1 & 2 still suffer the odd postponement owing to the weather and Mike Riley...

Vital View - Championship, 12th-14th January 2017

Newcastle moved above Brighton to the top of the table when Albion slipped up. Rotherham and Wigan both won but remain in the bottom three with Blackburn.

Video - Ipswich 3-2 Blackburn

Ipswich's recent run of form dictated they would win at Portman Road, which they indeed did with a victory against Blackburn.

Archived Vital Blackburn Articles

Vital Blackburn articles from

Site Journalists

Walker
Editor email
Profile
VitalRovers
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Ipswich MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Steele1%
Marshall0%
Lenihan0%
Mulgrew22%
Williams0%
Feeney11%
Lowe0%
Akpan44%
Bennett0%
Gallagher0%
Graham0%
Sub - Emnes22%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 26 18 1 7 55 29
2 Brighton 25 16 6 3 54 23
3 Leeds Utd 26 15 3 8 48 11
4 Reading 25 14 4 7 46 3
5 Huddersfield 26 14 4 8 46 0
6 Sheff Wed 26 13 6 7 45 6
7 Derby County 26 11 7 8 40 5
8 Fulham 25 10 9 6 39 13
9 Preston 26 11 6 9 39 3
10 Barnsley 26 11 5 10 38 4
11 Norwich 26 11 4 11 37 3
12 Birmingham 26 9 9 8 36 -5
13 Aston Villa 26 8 11 7 35 1
14 Ipswich 26 9 7 10 34 -3
15 Brentford 26 9 6 11 33 0
16 Wolves 26 8 8 10 32 -1
17 Q.P.R. 26 9 5 12 32 -11
18 Cardiff 25 8 6 11 30 -10
19 Bristol City 26 8 3 15 27 -3
20 Forest 26 7 6 13 27 -8
21 Burton 26 6 7 13 25 -10
22 Blackburn 26 6 6 14 24 -12
23 Wigan 26 5 7 14 22 -9
24 Rotherham 26 4 4 18 16 -29
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Blackburn Rovers Results (view all)

Blackburn Rovers Fixtures (view all)

Jan 21 2017 3:00PM : Birmingham City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 1 2017 7:45PM : Leeds United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 4 2017 3:00PM : Queens Park Rangers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 11 2017 3:00PM : Rotherham United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 14 2017 7:45PM : Sheffield Wednesday (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 18 2017 3:00PM : Derby County (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.jr of the rovers1
Write for Vital Football