Views on all things connected with that little bit of heaven down in London S.E. 7 !
Wednesday 11 January 2017
Brave New World
Come Saturday and Robinson and his team will have had nearly two weeks to prepare for the Millwall game and with his new look team including the players he wanted now in situ, this is the first real acid test for him.
In addition, with Tony Watt back in the fold albeit physically if not mentally then we ought to be a damn sight stronger than when we last met our nearest and dearest ( even without Lookman ).
As ever Robinson has let his tongue run away with itself. Apparently we have several players who would walk into any side in League One. In addition, Tony Watt has said he really wants to be in S.E. 7 to play for the team. Sorry but he would say that would say that wouldn’t he !
His public outburst about Watt and making him run and sweat and cry was unnecessary. That also included a demand for an apology. I’m not sure that Robinson was in a position to do that as he wasn’t here when Watt was last at the club and however true anything is that he’s heard, it’s hearsay.
Surely, it would have been better to approach it with a fresh start, a clean plate approach. Alex Ferguson never aired the dirty linen in public and Robinson would do well to follow suit.
As with how good the players, the squad etc. are then the proof will be in the effort and the results. The same is true with Watt. We’ll know how committed etc. he is after he’s played a couple of times.
No doubt Robinson will talk a lot about pride, passion, belief, playing for the shirt etc. etc. in the next few days. We know what to expect as it gets regurgitated on a regular basis. Many of us are fed up with hearing it and I’d imagine the players will be too if he’s like that in training day in, day out.
Everything is so over the top with the man. Seemingly he wants to be every players best mate and I’m not sure that he knows there ought to be a line between manager and player.
For all the years in football management Robinson still says and does the most crass things. Someone ought to tell him as I’m not sure anyone has or that he ever reflects on his comments and actions.
I want him to succeed and for me to find some endearing qualities but he makes it awfully difficult. Mind you a win over the locals would go some way towards it.
I saw my first game back in the sixties when my dad took me along on a very wet and windy day. I recall having to turn my back to the pitch because of it.....shame you can't do that sometimes now !
I sit in the East Stand with my lads who both keep the faith.
I live 75 miles from the Valley having moved away from the area in 1984 but my heart has never left !