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Banks : Take Robbo to the World Cup

Gordon Banks thinks that Rovers shot stopper Paul Robinson should be in the England squad for the upcoming World Cup in South Africa.

He even thinks that Robbo should go in place of Joe Hart due to their relative experience on the national stage.

Banks, speaking at the launch of England 'Pride, Passion, Party` World Cup merchandise said - "Robinson has had a decent season. Blackburn haven`t done all that great, but when I`ve seen him play he has done well. He has had to.

"He might have let in a goal or two in the games I`ve watched. But from what I could see none of them were his fault.

"He`s not done too bad and he deserves to be back in with a shout."

Big Sam Allardyce has recently backed the cause of Robinson (Who does look set to miss out on one of the three spots available) as in recent months Robbo has been in fine form.

And Banks has now put his weight into the argument.

Super Gordon continued - "I would take Robinson in place of Hart ­because he has got the ­experience.

"He would be calm walking out for a game and that is ­important on the world stage.

"I like Hart very much, he is a terrific prospect. In fact Joe is the one who, for me, has been the most consistent.

"But the trouble with Joe is that he hasn`t played for ­England yet apart from half a game in a friendly against Trinidad & Tobago.

"It would be very hard for a manager to take a risk on ­employing someone at the World Cup finals who has never even started a game for England."

Personally I think that Gordon has got it wrong in part here.

Robbo should go the World Cup but he should take Joe Hart as well - drop one of Green and James to make way.




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Writer: Mikey Delap Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday May 5 2010

Time: 8:33AM

Your Comments

Rovers havent done that well?! We are hardly world beaters but have done alright in comparison to West Ham (17th) and Pompey (20th)!!!
Mikey Delap
I think robbo is a lot better than james, and he is the best kicker among the english goalkeepers. more importantly, take david dunn!
LHrover
To be total blackburn, will it do us any good to get Robinson to the world cup? Other then he might be sold after it? Just thinking....cheers
riisenholt
Vital England has adapted this article to use as well. Check that, and the site in general out, by clicking here...
Rug
I think he should go. I think he's back to his best and surely deserves a place in the squad, has had many great performances this season!
luke5045
Honestly rug!! Can I not print anything without you nicking it!!! ;) lol
Mikey Delap
i don't know what else robbo needs to do to change capello's mind, except for a move away from the club...
DommyWalker
Without a doubt!!!.....by far the most consistently good english keeper this season....no contest really when you add in his experience at this level and his awesome distribution!!!
mani13963
Just something of note....have we had a "Thanks alot Big Sam, sorry that alot of us slaughtered you all season and now were going to eat lashings of humble pie and put our full support behind you for next season" article yet???? I cant wait to see some of the grovelling that will come up with!!
mani13963
If Fabio Capello doesn't take Robbo to the World Cup it'll be Rovers' gain and England's loss!! (Robbo's loss as well though.)
Walker
Just had a look on the Vital England article (well this one over there) and it's getting some interest Mr Mikey!!
Walker
 

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