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Calamity Robinson Strikes Again.

Premiership Tottenham Hotspur
by FILTHYDOG75 (U8015950) 07 April 2007
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Deja vu once again as yet another 30 yard screamer fires past Robinson. Why is he incapable of saving these long shots? Granted he saw it late, but he only had a yard to move to stop the shot. I know he's a good shot stopper but every time the opposition are even 40 yards from goal, I worry that another wonder goal is going to fly in. Any thoughts?

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posted Apr 8, 2007

It's not over yet! I am a Chelsea's supporter though! There's a fact which's worth noticing. Each time Chelsea kicked off before Man Utd, Man Utd dropped points.

1. 17th Sep 2006
lunch time kick off: Chelsea 1 Liverpool 0
tea time kick off:
Man Utd 0 Arsenal 1

2. 17th Dec 2006
lunch time kick off:
Everton 2 Chelsea 3
tea time kick off:
West ham 1 Man Utd 0

3. 20th Jan 2007
lunch time kick off:
Liverpool 2 Chelsea 0
tea time kick off:
Arsenal 2 Man Utd 1

4. 7th April 2007
lunch time kick off:
Chelsea 1 Tottenham 0
tea time kick off:
Portsmouth 2 Man Utd 1

From the above analysis we can say that the kick off time will be very decisive in the title race. Given the fact Chelsea (their resilience and 1.0 methodology victories regardless of their form) don't care about that for dropping points I will say the title is for Chelsea for sure...

Although, either has an easy calendar with relegation-threatened teams europe-contender teams, it will be very tight...

But the last word is for Chelsea. It's not a passionate argument!

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posted Apr 8, 2007

I think United and Spurs are the only two teams playing with wobbly footballs - at least it appears that way when you watch Robbo and Van. Very poor goalkeeping from both of em!

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comment by Simosa (U6694722)

posted Apr 8, 2007

Tottenham's defense just need to close down players immediately. There is always so much space for players to run into. It seems that the more players we have behind the ball, the more likely its going to get through. Spurs players stand there flat footed and ave no clue what to do when someone is driving into the box. Robinson is fine, he is slowly getting his form back and has just gone through a rough patch. Spurs supporters who think he should leave are fickle and shouldn't support the team. he has been great for us over the last few seasons!

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posted Apr 8, 2007

Man u to win title 3 points 2 spare...United arnt going to slip up again whereas Chelsea have to play Arsenal. Even if chelsea do beat united we still have our superior goal difference. Like welshboy said you was only a cup team until some russian saved you.If Spurs had that amount of money im sure they too would be a good team to challenge for cups and titles.

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posted Apr 8, 2007

I have to agree with the comments that say our centre backs dont pressurise players outside the box enough. Without king, and even with him really, our centre backs seem quite happy to drop deep into the box and just let their natural defending ability take care of things. Thats alll and well until ppl satar cracking it in from 30 yards.

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posted Apr 8, 2007

Its only because the pressures on after the previous mistakes and long shots require more skill than an instinctive close range shot and if you arent 100 % confident you will mess them up more, i know, im a goalie too.

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posted Apr 8, 2007

Yeah but any half decent prem mid could hit the jackpot from 25 yards if they are already on the ball and the defs hav just backed off and allowed himm to shoot, and even more so if the keeps is expectin a block. Long shots arent robbos strong point, but he is not awful, and just cos the long shots he let in went on the ground dont mean they were easy to save. I know as a striker, and u must know as a keeper than the low ones right in the corner are the most dangerous type

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posted Apr 20, 2007

As a retired goalkeeper, I am more concerned with Robbo's/spurs defense problems with set pieces and crosses into the box.
Todays keepers (especially Robbo)dont seem to follow the old adage of "if its in the six yard box its mine"they also seem more content on punching rather than catching the ball.
Now Im not knocking Robbo,he is a really good keeper and probably the best English keeper we have, however, its back to the okd story of maybe to many foreign keepers in the premiership etc etc, stopping the growth of young talent

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posted Apr 20, 2007

its because robbo is 5 11, and if he came out for all the crosses that say, chec does, then he would not reach many of them, and the absolute worst thing a keeper can ever do is come for a ball and miss it. better to stay at home and just concentrate on saving it.

And foreign keepers arent stopping young talent, its the fact that they are not good enough. when are we gonna get away from the frankly tiresome tactic of blaming all of our deficiencies on foreigners?

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posted Apr 20, 2007

gotta disagree with ya there jolshopsatoxfam
5ft 11in or 6ft 5in makes now differance. (remember keepers have the added length of there arms to out jump forwards)I am only 5 ft 8in played in goal all my life,its all a matter of timing and spacial awareness.
And if foreign keepers are in the number one spots then the best of the English can only fill the number two spots, I am not suggesting we get rid ofor curb foreign players just an obsevation of the facts

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