Blackburn Rovers keeper Paul Robinson to play for under 21s

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BLACKBURN Rovers goalkeeper Paul Robinson is ready to play his first competitive game in more than a year.

The former England No.1 should feature for Rovers Under-21s in their Premier League clash with Middlesbrough at Leigh Sports Village on Monday (7pm).

It will be another major step in Robinson’s recovery from the blood clot on his lung that threatened his life.

The 34-year-old has been back in full training for two weeks and on Tuesday returned to the pitch when he played in a behind-closed-doors clash with Carlisle United at Brockhall.

Rovers boss Gary Bowyer said: “Paul had his first 90 minutes on Tuesday so we’re delighted with the progress that he’s made.

“He’ll play for the reserves on Monday and then look to get another game in and then go from there.

“He’s an experienced player and he’ll know where he’s at and how far he’s got to go.”

Robinson has not appeared for Rovers’ senior side since December 7, 2012.

Once he returns to the first-team picture – which is expected to be early next year – he will compete for a place between the posts with Simon Eastwood and Jake Kean.

Eastwood will retain his place in the Rovers team for tomorrow’s visit of Millwall to Ewood Park.

Bowyer hailed Eastwood for the way he performed on his Championship debut in Saturday’s 0-0 draw at QPR.

But Bowyer has also been impressed with the way Kean has responded to being dropped.

He said: “Jake has been magnificent – in training he pulled off some right saves.”

Robinson, Dickson Etuhu, DJ Campbell and Corry Evans will miss tomorrow’s match with Millwall.

Evans has been sidelined since October with ankle-ligament damage but the key midfielder could resume running next week.

“He is working very hard in all the areas he is doing his rehab and we are hoping that he might start running next week,” said Bowyer, who is ready to call upon Rudy Gestede after confirming the on-loan Cardiff City striker will be fit to face Millwall.

Rovers are today expected to complete the signing of Accrington Stanley’s 16-year-old Blackburn-born winger Connor Mahoney.

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12:07pm Fri 13 Dec 13

we.love.u.venkys says...

At last some competition for Calamity Kean.
At last some competition for Calamity Kean. we.love.u.venkys

12:22pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Trev Manchester says...

we.love.u.venkys wrote:
At last some competition for Calamity Kean.
eastwood wasnt?
[quote][p][bold]we.love.u.venkys[/bold] wrote: At last some competition for Calamity Kean.[/p][/quote]eastwood wasnt? Trev Manchester

12:47pm Fri 13 Dec 13

guiderover says...

Trev Manchester wrote:
we.love.u.venkys wrote:
At last some competition for Calamity Kean.
eastwood wasnt?
Glad to see Robbo on his way back.I think it will stableise our defence,having an experienced goalie between the sticks.The Man City match would be the ideal game.
[quote][p][bold]Trev Manchester[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]we.love.u.venkys[/bold] wrote: At last some competition for Calamity Kean.[/p][/quote]eastwood wasnt?[/p][/quote]Glad to see Robbo on his way back.I think it will stableise our defence,having an experienced goalie between the sticks.The Man City match would be the ideal game. guiderover

12:53pm Fri 13 Dec 13

we.love.u.venkys says...

Trev Manchester wrote:
we.love.u.venkys wrote:
At last some competition for Calamity Kean.
eastwood wasnt?
I agree with you.
[quote][p][bold]Trev Manchester[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]we.love.u.venkys[/bold] wrote: At last some competition for Calamity Kean.[/p][/quote]eastwood wasnt?[/p][/quote]I agree with you. we.love.u.venkys

1:44pm Fri 13 Dec 13

backum says...

we.love.u.venkys wrote:
At last some competition for Calamity Kean.
Dont forget that all keepers have dodgy patches at some time.Kean replaced Robinson before his injury for the same reasons,and was outstanding.Prior to that he was man of the match making his debut in the Premier League against Chelsea and played a major role in us beating Arsenal in the FA Cup.At this time when he is rightly criticised,he is in good company.We all watch Match Of The Day,its there to be seen.Loris, Hart Jaaskelainen,all having their own calamitys.Turnbull, Nichollsand Almunia all dropping dollys into the net.To top it all how about,Boruc at Southampton trying to do a Stanley Mathews in the box,not once but three times before conceeding
[quote][p][bold]we.love.u.venkys[/bold] wrote: At last some competition for Calamity Kean.[/p][/quote]Dont forget that all keepers have dodgy patches at some time.Kean replaced Robinson before his injury for the same reasons,and was outstanding.Prior to that he was man of the match making his debut in the Premier League against Chelsea and played a major role in us beating Arsenal in the FA Cup.At this time when he is rightly criticised,he is in good company.We all watch Match Of The Day,its there to be seen.Loris, Hart Jaaskelainen,all having their own calamitys.Turnbull, Nichollsand Almunia all dropping dollys into the net.To top it all how about,Boruc at Southampton trying to do a Stanley Mathews in the box,not once but three times before conceeding backum

2:06pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Harwoodstblue says...

backum wrote:
we.love.u.venkys wrote:
At last some competition for Calamity Kean.
Dont forget that all keepers have dodgy patches at some time.Kean replaced Robinson before his injury for the same reasons,and was outstanding.Prior to that he was man of the match making his debut in the Premier League against Chelsea and played a major role in us beating Arsenal in the FA Cup.At this time when he is rightly criticised,he is in good company.We all watch Match Of The Day,its there to be seen.Loris, Hart Jaaskelainen,all having their own calamitys.Turnbull, Nichollsand Almunia all dropping dollys into the net.To top it all how about,Boruc at Southampton trying to do a Stanley Mathews in the box,not once but three times before conceeding
Don't bother, you can't educate him. Unless you talk absolute drivel he won't understand.
[quote][p][bold]backum[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]we.love.u.venkys[/bold] wrote: At last some competition for Calamity Kean.[/p][/quote]Dont forget that all keepers have dodgy patches at some time.Kean replaced Robinson before his injury for the same reasons,and was outstanding.Prior to that he was man of the match making his debut in the Premier League against Chelsea and played a major role in us beating Arsenal in the FA Cup.At this time when he is rightly criticised,he is in good company.We all watch Match Of The Day,its there to be seen.Loris, Hart Jaaskelainen,all having their own calamitys.Turnbull, Nichollsand Almunia all dropping dollys into the net.To top it all how about,Boruc at Southampton trying to do a Stanley Mathews in the box,not once but three times before conceeding[/p][/quote]Don't bother, you can't educate him. Unless you talk absolute drivel he won't understand. Harwoodstblue

5:37pm Fri 13 Dec 13

bluerob says...

backum wrote:
we.love.u.venkys wrote:
At last some competition for Calamity Kean.
Dont forget that all keepers have dodgy patches at some time.Kean replaced Robinson before his injury for the same reasons,and was outstanding.Prior to that he was man of the match making his debut in the Premier League against Chelsea and played a major role in us beating Arsenal in the FA Cup.At this time when he is rightly criticised,he is in good company.We all watch Match Of The Day,its there to be seen.Loris, Hart Jaaskelainen,all having their own calamitys.Turnbull, Nichollsand Almunia all dropping dollys into the net.To top it all how about,Boruc at Southampton trying to do a Stanley Mathews in the box,not once but three times before conceeding
Kean has never been good enough from day one, worst keeper at Ewood since John Butcher. Think we may have gone down last season if he hadn't been injured.
[quote][p][bold]backum[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]we.love.u.venkys[/bold] wrote: At last some competition for Calamity Kean.[/p][/quote]Dont forget that all keepers have dodgy patches at some time.Kean replaced Robinson before his injury for the same reasons,and was outstanding.Prior to that he was man of the match making his debut in the Premier League against Chelsea and played a major role in us beating Arsenal in the FA Cup.At this time when he is rightly criticised,he is in good company.We all watch Match Of The Day,its there to be seen.Loris, Hart Jaaskelainen,all having their own calamitys.Turnbull, Nichollsand Almunia all dropping dollys into the net.To top it all how about,Boruc at Southampton trying to do a Stanley Mathews in the box,not once but three times before conceeding[/p][/quote]Kean has never been good enough from day one, worst keeper at Ewood since John Butcher. Think we may have gone down last season if he hadn't been injured. bluerob

7:38pm Fri 13 Dec 13

BRFC:ThePeoplesChampions says...

bluerob wrote:
backum wrote:
we.love.u.venkys wrote:
At last some competition for Calamity Kean.
Dont forget that all keepers have dodgy patches at some time.Kean replaced Robinson before his injury for the same reasons,and was outstanding.Prior to that he was man of the match making his debut in the Premier League against Chelsea and played a major role in us beating Arsenal in the FA Cup.At this time when he is rightly criticised,he is in good company.We all watch Match Of The Day,its there to be seen.Loris, Hart Jaaskelainen,all having their own calamitys.Turnbull, Nichollsand Almunia all dropping dollys into the net.To top it all how about,Boruc at Southampton trying to do a Stanley Mathews in the box,not once but three times before conceeding
Kean has never been good enough from day one, worst keeper at Ewood since John Butcher. Think we may have gone down last season if he hadn't been injured.
You might actually be right there only for the fact that the Blackburn Rovers Goal Keeper jersey has been worn by some outstanding Goal Keepers since the 1980's: Terry Genoe, Bobby Mimms, Tim Flowers, John Filan, Brad Friedel as well as Paul Robinson.

Brad Friedel whilst at Rovers was one of the top two or three GK's in the world and after Schmeikel retired probably the worlds Number One for a while.

Rovers have also had some good quality cover too in: Shay Given, Alan Fettis, Alan Kelly, Peter Enckelman, Jason Brown, Mark Bunn, Grzegorz Sandomierski, Jake Kean and Simon Eastwood. To say Paul Robinson is the worst since John Butcher is harsh.
[quote][p][bold]bluerob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]backum[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]we.love.u.venkys[/bold] wrote: At last some competition for Calamity Kean.[/p][/quote]Dont forget that all keepers have dodgy patches at some time.Kean replaced Robinson before his injury for the same reasons,and was outstanding.Prior to that he was man of the match making his debut in the Premier League against Chelsea and played a major role in us beating Arsenal in the FA Cup.At this time when he is rightly criticised,he is in good company.We all watch Match Of The Day,its there to be seen.Loris, Hart Jaaskelainen,all having their own calamitys.Turnbull, Nichollsand Almunia all dropping dollys into the net.To top it all how about,Boruc at Southampton trying to do a Stanley Mathews in the box,not once but three times before conceeding[/p][/quote]Kean has never been good enough from day one, worst keeper at Ewood since John Butcher. Think we may have gone down last season if he hadn't been injured.[/p][/quote]You might actually be right there only for the fact that the Blackburn Rovers Goal Keeper jersey has been worn by some outstanding Goal Keepers since the 1980's: Terry Genoe, Bobby Mimms, Tim Flowers, John Filan, Brad Friedel as well as Paul Robinson. Brad Friedel whilst at Rovers was one of the top two or three GK's in the world and after Schmeikel retired probably the worlds Number One for a while. Rovers have also had some good quality cover too in: Shay Given, Alan Fettis, Alan Kelly, Peter Enckelman, Jason Brown, Mark Bunn, Grzegorz Sandomierski, Jake Kean and Simon Eastwood. To say Paul Robinson is the worst since John Butcher is harsh. BRFC:ThePeoplesChampions

7:47pm Fri 13 Dec 13

BRFC:ThePeoplesChampions says...

Good picture of Ewood Park, 1935: Rovers v Birmingham City here:

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Good picture of Ewood Park, 1935: Rovers v Birmingham City here: http://ewoodpark.jim do.com/ewood-park-th e-home-of-football/ BRFC:ThePeoplesChampions

8:29pm Fri 13 Dec 13

backum says...

bluerob wrote:
backum wrote:
we.love.u.venkys wrote:
At last some competition for Calamity Kean.
Dont forget that all keepers have dodgy patches at some time.Kean replaced Robinson before his injury for the same reasons,and was outstanding.Prior to that he was man of the match making his debut in the Premier League against Chelsea and played a major role in us beating Arsenal in the FA Cup.At this time when he is rightly criticised,he is in good company.We all watch Match Of The Day,its there to be seen.Loris, Hart Jaaskelainen,all having their own calamitys.Turnbull, Nichollsand Almunia all dropping dollys into the net.To top it all how about,Boruc at Southampton trying to do a Stanley Mathews in the box,not once but three times before conceeding
Kean has never been good enough from day one, worst keeper at Ewood since John Butcher. Think we may have gone down last season if he hadn't been injured.
Facts dont support the second point of your argument.When he made his debut we had let in 30 goals in 22 games.We then went 22 goals in 22 games.After his injury we finished conceeding 12 in 7 games.
[quote][p][bold]bluerob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]backum[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]we.love.u.venkys[/bold] wrote: At last some competition for Calamity Kean.[/p][/quote]Dont forget that all keepers have dodgy patches at some time.Kean replaced Robinson before his injury for the same reasons,and was outstanding.Prior to that he was man of the match making his debut in the Premier League against Chelsea and played a major role in us beating Arsenal in the FA Cup.At this time when he is rightly criticised,he is in good company.We all watch Match Of The Day,its there to be seen.Loris, Hart Jaaskelainen,all having their own calamitys.Turnbull, Nichollsand Almunia all dropping dollys into the net.To top it all how about,Boruc at Southampton trying to do a Stanley Mathews in the box,not once but three times before conceeding[/p][/quote]Kean has never been good enough from day one, worst keeper at Ewood since John Butcher. Think we may have gone down last season if he hadn't been injured.[/p][/quote]Facts dont support the second point of your argument.When he made his debut we had let in 30 goals in 22 games.We then went 22 goals in 22 games.After his injury we finished conceeding 12 in 7 games. backum

9:40am Sat 14 Dec 13

You're not mugging me off that easily says...

BRFC:ThePeoplesChamp
ions
wrote:
bluerob wrote:
backum wrote:
we.love.u.venkys wrote:
At last some competition for Calamity Kean.
Dont forget that all keepers have dodgy patches at some time.Kean replaced Robinson before his injury for the same reasons,and was outstanding.Prior to that he was man of the match making his debut in the Premier League against Chelsea and played a major role in us beating Arsenal in the FA Cup.At this time when he is rightly criticised,he is in good company.We all watch Match Of The Day,its there to be seen.Loris, Hart Jaaskelainen,all having their own calamitys.Turnbull, Nichollsand Almunia all dropping dollys into the net.To top it all how about,Boruc at Southampton trying to do a Stanley Mathews in the box,not once but three times before conceeding
Kean has never been good enough from day one, worst keeper at Ewood since John Butcher. Think we may have gone down last season if he hadn't been injured.
You might actually be right there only for the fact that the Blackburn Rovers Goal Keeper jersey has been worn by some outstanding Goal Keepers since the 1980's: Terry Genoe, Bobby Mimms, Tim Flowers, John Filan, Brad Friedel as well as Paul Robinson.

Brad Friedel whilst at Rovers was one of the top two or three GK's in the world and after Schmeikel retired probably the worlds Number One for a while.

Rovers have also had some good quality cover too in: Shay Given, Alan Fettis, Alan Kelly, Peter Enckelman, Jason Brown, Mark Bunn, Grzegorz Sandomierski, Jake Kean and Simon Eastwood. To say Paul Robinson is the worst since John Butcher is harsh.
Why not just buy a Delorean, install a flux capacitor and get it up to 88 mph and bingo, you're back in the past! It's so clear that it's where you want to be!
[quote][p][bold]BRFC:ThePeoplesChamp ions[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bluerob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]backum[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]we.love.u.venkys[/bold] wrote: At last some competition for Calamity Kean.[/p][/quote]Dont forget that all keepers have dodgy patches at some time.Kean replaced Robinson before his injury for the same reasons,and was outstanding.Prior to that he was man of the match making his debut in the Premier League against Chelsea and played a major role in us beating Arsenal in the FA Cup.At this time when he is rightly criticised,he is in good company.We all watch Match Of The Day,its there to be seen.Loris, Hart Jaaskelainen,all having their own calamitys.Turnbull, Nichollsand Almunia all dropping dollys into the net.To top it all how about,Boruc at Southampton trying to do a Stanley Mathews in the box,not once but three times before conceeding[/p][/quote]Kean has never been good enough from day one, worst keeper at Ewood since John Butcher. Think we may have gone down last season if he hadn't been injured.[/p][/quote]You might actually be right there only for the fact that the Blackburn Rovers Goal Keeper jersey has been worn by some outstanding Goal Keepers since the 1980's: Terry Genoe, Bobby Mimms, Tim Flowers, John Filan, Brad Friedel as well as Paul Robinson. Brad Friedel whilst at Rovers was one of the top two or three GK's in the world and after Schmeikel retired probably the worlds Number One for a while. Rovers have also had some good quality cover too in: Shay Given, Alan Fettis, Alan Kelly, Peter Enckelman, Jason Brown, Mark Bunn, Grzegorz Sandomierski, Jake Kean and Simon Eastwood. To say Paul Robinson is the worst since John Butcher is harsh.[/p][/quote]Why not just buy a Delorean, install a flux capacitor and get it up to 88 mph and bingo, you're back in the past! It's so clear that it's where you want to be! You're not mugging me off that easily

10:21pm Sat 14 Dec 13

bluerob says...

BRFC:ThePeoplesChamp
ions
wrote:
bluerob wrote:
backum wrote:
we.love.u.venkys wrote:
At last some competition for Calamity Kean.
Dont forget that all keepers have dodgy patches at some time.Kean replaced Robinson before his injury for the same reasons,and was outstanding.Prior to that he was man of the match making his debut in the Premier League against Chelsea and played a major role in us beating Arsenal in the FA Cup.At this time when he is rightly criticised,he is in good company.We all watch Match Of The Day,its there to be seen.Loris, Hart Jaaskelainen,all having their own calamitys.Turnbull, Nichollsand Almunia all dropping dollys into the net.To top it all how about,Boruc at Southampton trying to do a Stanley Mathews in the box,not once but three times before conceeding
Kean has never been good enough from day one, worst keeper at Ewood since John Butcher. Think we may have gone down last season if he hadn't been injured.
You might actually be right there only for the fact that the Blackburn Rovers Goal Keeper jersey has been worn by some outstanding Goal Keepers since the 1980's: Terry Genoe, Bobby Mimms, Tim Flowers, John Filan, Brad Friedel as well as Paul Robinson.

Brad Friedel whilst at Rovers was one of the top two or three GK's in the world and after Schmeikel retired probably the worlds Number One for a while.

Rovers have also had some good quality cover too in: Shay Given, Alan Fettis, Alan Kelly, Peter Enckelman, Jason Brown, Mark Bunn, Grzegorz Sandomierski, Jake Kean and Simon Eastwood. To say Paul Robinson is the worst since John Butcher is harsh.
I meant Kean, Robinson in my opinion is an excellent keeper
[quote][p][bold]BRFC:ThePeoplesChamp ions[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bluerob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]backum[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]we.love.u.venkys[/bold] wrote: At last some competition for Calamity Kean.[/p][/quote]Dont forget that all keepers have dodgy patches at some time.Kean replaced Robinson before his injury for the same reasons,and was outstanding.Prior to that he was man of the match making his debut in the Premier League against Chelsea and played a major role in us beating Arsenal in the FA Cup.At this time when he is rightly criticised,he is in good company.We all watch Match Of The Day,its there to be seen.Loris, Hart Jaaskelainen,all having their own calamitys.Turnbull, Nichollsand Almunia all dropping dollys into the net.To top it all how about,Boruc at Southampton trying to do a Stanley Mathews in the box,not once but three times before conceeding[/p][/quote]Kean has never been good enough from day one, worst keeper at Ewood since John Butcher. Think we may have gone down last season if he hadn't been injured.[/p][/quote]You might actually be right there only for the fact that the Blackburn Rovers Goal Keeper jersey has been worn by some outstanding Goal Keepers since the 1980's: Terry Genoe, Bobby Mimms, Tim Flowers, John Filan, Brad Friedel as well as Paul Robinson. Brad Friedel whilst at Rovers was one of the top two or three GK's in the world and after Schmeikel retired probably the worlds Number One for a while. Rovers have also had some good quality cover too in: Shay Given, Alan Fettis, Alan Kelly, Peter Enckelman, Jason Brown, Mark Bunn, Grzegorz Sandomierski, Jake Kean and Simon Eastwood. To say Paul Robinson is the worst since John Butcher is harsh.[/p][/quote]I meant Kean, Robinson in my opinion is an excellent keeper bluerob

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