MATT "Rooster" ROBINSON

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MATT "Rooster" ROBINSON

by windjammer » 23 Oct 2011 21:21

As well as being a Royals fan since 90-91 I am also sad enough to watch "Deal Or No Deal"". Recorded it today while watching Chelsea commit suicide and watched it later. Woman called Steph Robinson from Swindon was the contestant and her husband Matt was one of the box openers. Yes it was Rooster, still looking exactly the same slaphead he was back in the ealy "Noughties", Good player as I remember, first choice left back until his place was taken by the promising young Nicky Shorey we bought from Leyton Orient . Those days were League One of course but Rooster was a popular player and when he lost his place he eventually joined Oxford Utd. Still playing non-league for Swindon Supermarine apparently at the age of 36
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Re: MATT "Rooster" ROBINSON

by sandman » 23 Oct 2011 22:02

He's batting well above his average there tbf to him.

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by anR » 23 Oct 2011 22:09

Maybe three years ago I went down to Eastbourne Borough for the visit of Oxford United. Rooster was playing. As he ran past my standing position on the pitch side I shouted out "Oxford United are shit! Oxford United are shit!" muchy to the aumusment of the Borough fans behind me. If I remember rightly I think the game finished 1-1, so he wasn't able to help Oxford defeat lower league opposition. I didn't get to the replay at the Kassam though...

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by johnnym » 24 Oct 2011 08:43

No, Rooster was abysmal

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by super darren caskey » 24 Oct 2011 09:50

Didnt rate him at all.Was part of a poor defensive line up for me that included barry hunter who i didnt rate either


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Re: MATT "Rooster" ROBINSON

by windjammer » 24 Oct 2011 10:40

His wife wouldn't pick box number 3 during the game "As that's my husband's football shirt number and it's always unlucky !" Mind you she did win £5,000 in the end

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by Percy's Rocket » 24 Oct 2011 10:51

sandman He's batting well above his average there tbf to him.


footballers seem to do that for some reason...even those that do not hit the jackpot.

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by donface » 24 Oct 2011 11:02

Signing Matt Robinson was the catalyst for our turnaround. Proper creepy looking mind.

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by peterroyal76 » 24 Oct 2011 12:53

Sebastian
donface Signing Matt Robinson was the catalyst for our turnaround. Proper creepy looking mind.


That's the way I always saw it as well


+1 or is that 2?


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by Hampshire Royal » 24 Oct 2011 13:07

+ another one!!

Rooster brought a lot of stability to the team and was a decent player. As I remember he was quite badly injured and was never the same player afterwards. Phil Whitehead was also a good signing and was again an important member of the squad that got us promoted!!

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by Svlad Cjelli » 24 Oct 2011 13:09

Sebastian
donface Signing Matt Robinson was the catalyst for our turnaround. Proper creepy looking mind.


That's the way I always saw it as well


Deffo!

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by Maguire » 24 Oct 2011 13:26

He was utter dogshit after getting reduced by a Millwall player in front of the East Stand in the 4-3 (?) defeat where Neil Harris scored a hat-trick.

Terrible from the time he returned from injury. I used to blame him for everything, including the p/o final defeat.

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Re: MATT "Rooster" ROBINSON

by leon » 24 Oct 2011 13:54

Hampshire Royal + another one!!

Rooster brought a lot of stability to the team and was a decent player. As I remember he was quite badly injured and was never the same player afterwards. Phil Whitehead was also a good signing and was again an important member of the squad that got us promoted!!


him and Butler signed about the same time and turned the season around from heading for relegation to having a bit of a chance of the play offs. Never the same again after his injury which was a shame.


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Re: MATT "Rooster" ROBINSON

by PistolPete » 24 Oct 2011 17:23

TTIUWP

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by No Fixed Abode » 24 Oct 2011 17:30

Got an old panini sticker album with him on the Saints page (with hair).

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by bobbybottler » 24 Oct 2011 22:18

He took over as LB from Stuart Gray, it was always going to be favourable for him.

Agree with Mags about his ending though, even Andy Legg would have been an improvement.

His missus was similar on DOND - great start but tossed it all way midway through and the end result was a bit :| , mind you I missed a bit as I had to prepare the roast spuds for dinner yesterday evening.

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by Jez » 26 Oct 2011 09:10

Remember him puncturing a lung in front of u25 against Colchester! Played I'm possibly my favourite ever game when we beat Oxford 4-3 at home when Tony Rougier literally scored one off his arse and one off his knee in the last 5 mins to win the game in the pissing rain! :D :D

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Re: MATT "Rooster" ROBINSON

by Silver Fox » 26 Oct 2011 10:26

Maguire He was utter dogshit after getting reduced by a Millwall player in front of the East Stand in the 4-3 (?) defeat where Neil Harris scored a hat-trick.

Terrible from the time he returned from injury. I used to blame him for everything, including the p/o final defeat.


Massivley 'greed, h8rs have ciompletely forgotten the pre-injury form, which wasn't half bad, considering

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by Scarface » 26 Oct 2011 13:16

Jez Remember him puncturing a lung in front of u25 against Colchester! Played I'm possibly my favourite ever game when we beat Oxford 4-3 at home when Tony Rougier literally scored one off his arse and one off his knee in the last 5 mins to win the game in the pissing rain! :D :D


Remember the goal keeping error in the same game from Whithead (think it was him), when he slid past the ball and just succeeded in stopping it for the Oxford striker to tap in!! Classic game, thought Rougier was going to be world class on that performance.

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by From Despair To Where? » 26 Oct 2011 14:44

Wan't a bad player compared to what came before (Gray, Gurney), but I think our improvement was arguably more down to someone else who joined the club at about the same time. Step forward, Martin Allen.

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