UK time is: 16:53:13
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Allardyce rips into Capello

Rovers boss Sam Allardyce has leapt to the defence of Paul Robinson after he was left out of the England 30 man squad for the World Cup this summer.

Fabio Capello has instead decided to roll with David James, Robert Green and Joe Hart for the summer showpiece but this has rankled with the Rovers manager who feels Fabio must not like something personally about Robbo.

There is certainly no doubting his ability and form - something which Fabio Capello apparently loves to pick players on.

Allardyce speaking to Sky Sports said - 'I am staggered totally. It is completely the wrong decision. If you look at his form for Rovers, there has not been a better goalkeeper who has been so consistent.

'It clearly can't be anything else then Fabio has something else against him, because he has always said the people in form would get selected.

'There is nobody better than Paul Robinson at the moment, so there must be something before that that has happened to put him off him as a person and not as a goalkeeper.'

Allardyce continued to back his man and feels that this decision is crucial to the chances England have at the World Cup and could cost Fabio dear.

Allardyce continued 'gently' - 'He has made the biggest mistake of his selection process has Fabio. As much as I respect him for what he has done that is one big, big mistake.

'Thirteen clean sheets speak for themselves. There has to be other reasons why he hasn't selected him because there is nobody in better form than Paul Robinson.

'Perhaps Harty can run him close but he hasn't got 40 odd England caps of experience and hasn't played in any major championships before.

'So it would be much more valuable having Paul Robinson there than it would be to have Joe Hart. 'Never mind the David James scenario, who is spasmodically in and out because it seems he has a bit of an injury problem.

'I am really disappointed for him and I am really disappointed Fabio hasn't selected him but I am bound to say that because I am Paul Robinson's manager.'

Why don't you tell him what you really think Sam?!?

Join The Vital Debate




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The Journalist

Writer: Mikey Delap Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday May 12 2010

Time: 12:17PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Personally I am with him on this one!!!
Mikey Delap
Report Abuse
12/05/2010 12:20:00

Gwan Sam!!!!!! Haha!! Love it!!!
bennipoo
Report Abuse
12/05/2010 12:36:00

Me to Robinson should go utv
astonsteve
Report Abuse
12/05/2010 12:37:00

Fat Sam or Capello i know who i trust. And it aint the pie man.
HuddersfieldYiddo
Report Abuse
12/05/2010 13:01:00

LMFAO HY
Mix26
Report Abuse
12/05/2010 14:15:00

Methinks that Fat Sam is not happen eh!
I hope that you do not mind Mikey, but I have put this in the Vital England forum as well, but linked back to you of course...
Have a look and see what you think, also feel free to get involved too click here.
Rug
Report Abuse
12/05/2010 14:33:00

and how much of a cut do I get from this rug?! lol... no worries mate
Mikey Delap
Report Abuse
12/05/2010 14:44:00

nice sam.
retroflair31
Report Abuse
12/05/2010 14:48:00

Do you trust he has got this right though HY? I wouldnt say Harry is what you would call trustworthy!!! ha ha
Mikey Delap
Report Abuse
12/05/2010 19:02:00

I agree with Big Sam - James and Green have been fighting relegation all season - Hart has done well, but so has Robbo. I think this is a strange decision but Fab. - also, that he wanted Scholes back? I hope the guy ain't losing the plot...
FreidelNo.1
Report Abuse
13/05/2010 08:39:00

I would have Scholes back I think, but I wouldn't have Carragher!!! it is a little surprising the squad but it does kind of make sense I think... with the outfield players anyway!!!
Mikey Delap
Report Abuse
13/05/2010 08:40:00

If he wanted Scholes - and got turned down he could have taken Dunn instead - who I also think has had a good season.
FreidelNo.1
Report Abuse
13/05/2010 12:23:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Dunn Confirms Ewood Departure (Monday April 27 2015)

A Long Rhodes Since (Monday April 27 2015)

Audio - Bowyer On Huddersfield Draw (Saturday April 25 2015)

Blackburn 2-0 Millwall - Champ (Wednesday April 22 2015)

Audio - Bowyer On Millwall Win (Wednesday April 22 2015)

Opportunity Knocks (Wednesday April 22 2015)

Stats: Blackburn v Millwall (Tuesday April 21 2015)

Archived Blackburn Rovers Articles

List All Vital Blackburn Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Walker 58
2. dallydally 20
3. rovers2011 17
4. Sasman! 15
5. rover50 15
6. roverjoy 4
7. Adrian Daykin 2
8. rhodie110961 1
9. Mhaycocks 1

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
6. Derby County 45 21 14 10 32 77
7. Brentford 45 22 9 14 16 75
8. Wolves 45 21 12 12 12 75
9. Blackburn 45 16 16 13 6 64
10. Charlton 45 14 18 13 -3 60
11. Birmingham 45 15 15 15 -11 60
12. Forest 45 15 14 16 3 59

Breaking League News

Hughes Bags Supporters' Player Of The Year
Derby County : 28/04/2015 16:33:01
Ipswich Town's Doomsday Scenario
Ipswich : 28/04/2015 16:30:00
Watford In Talks Over First Premier League Signing
Watford : 28/04/2015 16:26:01
What Price 41 Minutes?
Cardiff : 28/04/2015 16:23:00
Lennon - The Better Team Won
Bolton : 28/04/2015 16:08:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Huddersfield MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Eastwood 0%
Henley 0%
Lenihan 60%
Spurr 0%
Olsson 0%
Taylor 0%
Williamson 0%
Evans 0%
Conway 40%
Gestede 0%
Rhodes 0%
Sub - Cairney 0%
Sub - King 0%