Bowyer believes Rovers keeper Paul Robinson can earn England recall

Paul Robinson

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BLACKBURN Rovers boss Gary Bowyer believes Paul Robinson can earn a remarkable England recall.

Robinson, who retired from international football in 2010, has been in fine form for Rovers since recovering from a blood clot on his lung that threatened his life.

And that form has sparked reports of a Three Lions return for the 34-year-old and a possible place in their World Cup squad for this year’s tournament in Brazil.

And if Robinson, who has won 41 England caps and kept four clean sheets in five matches at the 2006 World Cup, can be lured out of international retirement he would receive the full backing of his club boss.

Bowyer said: “If it was to happen everybody connected to the club would be absolutely delighted for him after what he’s been through in the last year or so.

“And why shouldn’t they ask him? He’s played many a time for his country, there is not a massive number of talented English goalkeepers and Robbo is now back fit and playing so well.

“It’s not up to me but if there was a chance I would not dismiss him.”

England manager Roy Hodgson seems certain to take Joe Hart and Ben Foster to Brazil but the third goalkeeping spot is up for grabs.

After 13 months on the sidelines Robinson returned to the Rovers team for their FA Cup third-round tie at home to Manchester City on January 4.

He impressed in the 1-1 draw with the Premier League side and has since kept three clean sheets in five Championship games and produced a man-of-the-match display in Saturday’s 0-0 draw with Middlesbrough.

Bowyer said: “His performances have spoke for themselves.

“On Saturday we really needed him and I was delighted that he was able to produce the quality that he has always shown throughout his career.

“You don’t play as often he has done for his country without having the awesome ability that he showed on Saturday.”

And Bowyer believes Robinson’s two Rovers understudies Jake Kean and Simon Eastwood have the perfect role model to learn from.

“We are blessed to have three goalkeepers who are really pushing each other to get that number one jersey,” said Bowyer, who also paid tribute to the work done by Rovers goalkeeping coach John Keeley.

“Paul has got it and the experience he can pass on to the young keepers is invaluable.

“At the same time they also have to note how mentally tough Robbo is and put that into their game as well.

“To have gone through what Robbo has gone through shows just how tough he is.”

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1:23pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Steven Seagull says...

STOP SNIFFING GLUE GARY.
STOP SNIFFING GLUE GARY. Steven Seagull
  • Score: -19

1:24pm Fri 14 Feb 14

look.up.blackburn says...

I've said it before and I will say it again, if Robinson gets and England recall I will mount Mrs Desai. Absolutely no chance.
I've said it before and I will say it again, if Robinson gets and England recall I will mount Mrs Desai. Absolutely no chance. look.up.blackburn
  • Score: -11

1:38pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Angry From Accrington says...

look.up.blackburn wrote:
I've said it before and I will say it again, if Robinson gets and England recall I will mount Mrs Desai. Absolutely no chance.
And if you did you would fall off very quickly as you clearly lack the necessary interlocking feature
[quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn[/bold] wrote: I've said it before and I will say it again, if Robinson gets and England recall I will mount Mrs Desai. Absolutely no chance.[/p][/quote]And if you did you would fall off very quickly as you clearly lack the necessary interlocking feature Angry From Accrington
  • Score: 15

1:49pm Fri 14 Feb 14

McClaret says...

look.up.blackburn wrote:
I've said it before and I will say it again, if Robinson gets and England recall I will mount Mrs Desai. Absolutely no chance.
Lol lol very funny
[quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn[/bold] wrote: I've said it before and I will say it again, if Robinson gets and England recall I will mount Mrs Desai. Absolutely no chance.[/p][/quote]Lol lol very funny McClaret
  • Score: -6

1:51pm Fri 14 Feb 14

dangerous dave says...

just proves how naive this man GB is - he's lost the plot - must think the fans believe the rubbish he spouts - what a pratt!!!!!!!!!!
OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS
just proves how naive this man GB is - he's lost the plot - must think the fans believe the rubbish he spouts - what a pratt!!!!!!!!!! OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS dangerous dave
  • Score: -14

2:03pm Fri 14 Feb 14

owd nick says...

dangerous dave wrote:
just proves how naive this man GB is - he's lost the plot - must think the fans believe the rubbish he spouts - what a pratt!!!!!!!!!!
OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS
Piles giving you problems again Dave?
[quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: just proves how naive this man GB is - he's lost the plot - must think the fans believe the rubbish he spouts - what a pratt!!!!!!!!!! OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS[/p][/quote]Piles giving you problems again Dave? owd nick
  • Score: 9

2:08pm Fri 14 Feb 14

dangerous dave says...

owd nick wrote:
dangerous dave wrote:
just proves how naive this man GB is - he's lost the plot - must think the fans believe the rubbish he spouts - what a pratt!!!!!!!!!!
OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS
Piles giving you problems again Dave?
No preperation h sortd them out maybe gb should take it orally
Out with the cowboys and indians
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: just proves how naive this man GB is - he's lost the plot - must think the fans believe the rubbish he spouts - what a pratt!!!!!!!!!! OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS[/p][/quote]Piles giving you problems again Dave?[/p][/quote]No preperation h sortd them out maybe gb should take it orally Out with the cowboys and indians dangerous dave
  • Score: -9

2:21pm Fri 14 Feb 14

owd nick says...

dangerous dave wrote:
owd nick wrote:
dangerous dave wrote:
just proves how naive this man GB is - he's lost the plot - must think the fans believe the rubbish he spouts - what a pratt!!!!!!!!!!
OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS
Piles giving you problems again Dave?
No preperation h sortd them out maybe gb should take it orally
Out with the cowboys and indians
lol...

Don't see why Robbo shouldn't be considered, I am really impressed with how quickly he has recovered his form this season after so long out of action.
[quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: just proves how naive this man GB is - he's lost the plot - must think the fans believe the rubbish he spouts - what a pratt!!!!!!!!!! OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS[/p][/quote]Piles giving you problems again Dave?[/p][/quote]No preperation h sortd them out maybe gb should take it orally Out with the cowboys and indians[/p][/quote]lol... Don't see why Robbo shouldn't be considered, I am really impressed with how quickly he has recovered his form this season after so long out of action. owd nick
  • Score: 7

2:35pm Fri 14 Feb 14

dangerous dave says...

owd nick wrote:
dangerous dave wrote:
owd nick wrote:
dangerous dave wrote:
just proves how naive this man GB is - he's lost the plot - must think the fans believe the rubbish he spouts - what a pratt!!!!!!!!!!
OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS
Piles giving you problems again Dave?
No preperation h sortd them out maybe gb should take it orally
Out with the cowboys and indians
lol...

Don't see why Robbo shouldn't be considered, I am really impressed with how quickly he has recovered his form this season after so long out of action.
Yes maybe impressed in the championship but thats all - i think mr nick your having a bad nose bleed!!
Out with the cowboys abd indians
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: just proves how naive this man GB is - he's lost the plot - must think the fans believe the rubbish he spouts - what a pratt!!!!!!!!!! OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS[/p][/quote]Piles giving you problems again Dave?[/p][/quote]No preperation h sortd them out maybe gb should take it orally Out with the cowboys and indians[/p][/quote]lol... Don't see why Robbo shouldn't be considered, I am really impressed with how quickly he has recovered his form this season after so long out of action.[/p][/quote]Yes maybe impressed in the championship but thats all - i think mr nick your having a bad nose bleed!! Out with the cowboys abd indians dangerous dave
  • Score: -6

3:19pm Fri 14 Feb 14

adcr says...

dangerous dave wrote:
owd nick wrote:
dangerous dave wrote:
owd nick wrote:
dangerous dave wrote:
just proves how naive this man GB is - he's lost the plot - must think the fans believe the rubbish he spouts - what a pratt!!!!!!!!!!
OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS
Piles giving you problems again Dave?
No preperation h sortd them out maybe gb should take it orally
Out with the cowboys and indians
lol...

Don't see why Robbo shouldn't be considered, I am really impressed with how quickly he has recovered his form this season after so long out of action.
Yes maybe impressed in the championship but thats all - i think mr nick your having a bad nose bleed!!
Out with the cowboys abd indians
Either you're calming down a bit, or you forgot the cap lock. Much better when you don't shout your opinions.
[quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: just proves how naive this man GB is - he's lost the plot - must think the fans believe the rubbish he spouts - what a pratt!!!!!!!!!! OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS[/p][/quote]Piles giving you problems again Dave?[/p][/quote]No preperation h sortd them out maybe gb should take it orally Out with the cowboys and indians[/p][/quote]lol... Don't see why Robbo shouldn't be considered, I am really impressed with how quickly he has recovered his form this season after so long out of action.[/p][/quote]Yes maybe impressed in the championship but thats all - i think mr nick your having a bad nose bleed!! Out with the cowboys abd indians[/p][/quote]Either you're calming down a bit, or you forgot the cap lock. Much better when you don't shout your opinions. adcr
  • Score: 4

5:42pm Fri 14 Feb 14

McClaret says...

Would think Ruddy is miles ahead in the pecking order. Have to say the thought of Look up Blackburn mounting Mrs D did make me chuckle.
Would think Ruddy is miles ahead in the pecking order. Have to say the thought of Look up Blackburn mounting Mrs D did make me chuckle. McClaret
  • Score: -1

6:46pm Fri 14 Feb 14

owd nick says...

McClaret wrote:
Would think Ruddy is miles ahead in the pecking order. Have to say the thought of Look up Blackburn mounting Mrs D did make me chuckle.
He first used that as one of his previous incarnations so he isn't being original.

That said Ruddy is a decent keeper playing at an higher level but as far as going to a World Cup I think experience wins hands down.

Look at the potential options;

Hart - getting his confidence back and still number one, but can be flaky.
Carson - well he lacks experience and is currently at Wigan
Forster - sadly looking good in Scotland simply isn't good enough.

There aren't that many English keepers left, we need good, solid, experienced back up.
[quote][p][bold]McClaret[/bold] wrote: Would think Ruddy is miles ahead in the pecking order. Have to say the thought of Look up Blackburn mounting Mrs D did make me chuckle.[/p][/quote]He first used that as one of his previous incarnations so he isn't being original. That said Ruddy is a decent keeper playing at an higher level but as far as going to a World Cup I think experience wins hands down. Look at the potential options; Hart - getting his confidence back and still number one, but can be flaky. Carson - well he lacks experience and is currently at Wigan Forster - sadly looking good in Scotland simply isn't good enough. There aren't that many English keepers left, we need good, solid, experienced back up. owd nick
  • Score: 2

8:22pm Fri 14 Feb 14

woz1974 says...

Steven Seagull wrote:
STOP SNIFFING GLUE GARY.
why dont u go and comment on the damp houses in your SLUM of a pit on the LET website !!!!
[quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: STOP SNIFFING GLUE GARY.[/p][/quote]why dont u go and comment on the damp houses in your SLUM of a pit on the LET website !!!! woz1974
  • Score: 1

9:18pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Dukes says...

it can happen, if ENGLAND really want him.
it can happen, if ENGLAND really want him. Dukes
  • Score: 2

9:30pm Fri 14 Feb 14

burnleys gonna get yer says...

More absolute garbage from Garner.


"Going into the final third of the season I think Blackburn Rovers are in a good position."

You're 10th you clown.


"I definitely feel Gary is going about it the right way. He’s doing a great job."

I assume Garner's definition of a great job means mid-table obscurity and a manager with a disciplinary problem is acceptable?


"On the pitch, there is no question that Blackburn are in a better place than they were a year ago."

Blackburn are in exactly the same position that they were a year ago and look how that ended up.. same league position, same points, same excuses, weaker squad, more debt.
More absolute garbage from Garner. "Going into the final third of the season I think Blackburn Rovers are in a good position." You're 10th you clown. "I definitely feel Gary is going about it the right way. He’s doing a great job." I assume Garner's definition of a great job means mid-table obscurity and a manager with a disciplinary problem is acceptable? "On the pitch, there is no question that Blackburn are in a better place than they were a year ago." Blackburn are in exactly the same position that they were a year ago and look how that ended up.. same league position, same points, same excuses, weaker squad, more debt. burnleys gonna get yer
  • Score: -8

10:56pm Fri 14 Feb 14

spudpaul61 says...

hahahahaha what a joke your manager as per talking out of his backside where do you get them from? by the way paul ince is out of a job....... but no carry on with the buffoon GB UTC
hahahahaha what a joke your manager as per talking out of his backside where do you get them from? by the way paul ince is out of a job....... but no carry on with the buffoon GB UTC spudpaul61
  • Score: -4

10:58pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Ashton.1988 says...

dangerous dave wrote:
just proves how naive this man GB is - he's lost the plot - must think the fans believe the rubbish he spouts - what a pratt!!!!!!!!!!
OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS
Why do you put that on the end of every post you absolute joke!!
[quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: just proves how naive this man GB is - he's lost the plot - must think the fans believe the rubbish he spouts - what a pratt!!!!!!!!!! OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS[/p][/quote]Why do you put that on the end of every post you absolute joke!! Ashton.1988
  • Score: 2

11:41pm Fri 14 Feb 14

keanoutofrovers says...

Ashton.1988 wrote:
dangerous dave wrote:
just proves how naive this man GB is - he's lost the plot - must think the fans believe the rubbish he spouts - what a pratt!!!!!!!!!!
OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS
Why do you put that on the end of every post you absolute joke!!
I know it's becoming a little boring now. The last time he went to Rovers was Kean era and he assumes things are the same. Unfortunately he is now on his own with his silly little protest.

Although Robinson won't play for England again.
[quote][p][bold]Ashton.1988[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: just proves how naive this man GB is - he's lost the plot - must think the fans believe the rubbish he spouts - what a pratt!!!!!!!!!! OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS[/p][/quote]Why do you put that on the end of every post you absolute joke!![/p][/quote]I know it's becoming a little boring now. The last time he went to Rovers was Kean era and he assumes things are the same. Unfortunately he is now on his own with his silly little protest. Although Robinson won't play for England again. keanoutofrovers
  • Score: 4

1:51am Sat 15 Feb 14

Donmac46 says...

Just found out of the passing of one of my all time favourite footballers the great Sir Tom Finney. Along with Bryan Douglas, Ronnie Clayton, and Bobby Charlton, he gave me the greatest pleasure of being alive to to see their absolute spellbinding brilliance. Tom was magnificent to see even when he played against the Rovers, even if we got beat, it was still a pleasure to be in his presence. He was an absolute monument to the game, and how it should be played, todays footballers could learn immensely from watching film clips of Tom in action, and the way he conducted himself on the field, and off it. How well I remember the International game against Scotland, where Bryan Douglas and Bobby Charlton both made their debuts for England. Tom was taking a free kick on the edge of the18 yard box of Scotland, with Bobby Charlton hovering alongside him, when he turned to Bobby and said, They reckons you can shoot lad? to which Bobby nodded, with that Tommy flicked the ball in Bobby's direction, which he promptly volleyed through the wall, past the goalkeeper into the back of the net, with such force it almost broke it. Tommy Finney would have been a world class player in any era, and it saddens me to see him passing from this world. The only thing that saddens me more is that he did not play for Blackburn Rovers.
Just found out of the passing of one of my all time favourite footballers the great Sir Tom Finney. Along with Bryan Douglas, Ronnie Clayton, and Bobby Charlton, he gave me the greatest pleasure of being alive to to see their absolute spellbinding brilliance. Tom was magnificent to see even when he played against the Rovers, even if we got beat, it was still a pleasure to be in his presence. He was an absolute monument to the game, and how it should be played, todays footballers could learn immensely from watching film clips of Tom in action, and the way he conducted himself on the field, and off it. How well I remember the International game against Scotland, where Bryan Douglas and Bobby Charlton both made their debuts for England. Tom was taking a free kick on the edge of the18 yard box of Scotland, with Bobby Charlton hovering alongside him, when he turned to Bobby and said, They reckons you can shoot lad? to which Bobby nodded, with that Tommy flicked the ball in Bobby's direction, which he promptly volleyed through the wall, past the goalkeeper into the back of the net, with such force it almost broke it. Tommy Finney would have been a world class player in any era, and it saddens me to see him passing from this world. The only thing that saddens me more is that he did not play for Blackburn Rovers. Donmac46
  • Score: 11

10:37am Sat 15 Feb 14

Road Runner Road Runner says...

Robbo for England.

Arte et labore
Robbo for England. Arte et labore Road Runner Road Runner
  • Score: 1

2:20pm Sat 15 Feb 14

speedie_rovers_legend says...

Bowyer stop making a fool yourself and zip it.
Bowyer stop making a fool yourself and zip it. speedie_rovers_legend
  • Score: 0

2:22pm Sat 15 Feb 14

speedie_rovers_legend says...

owd nick wrote:
dangerous dave wrote:
just proves how naive this man GB is - he's lost the plot - must think the fans believe the rubbish he spouts - what a pratt!!!!!!!!!!
OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS
Piles giving you problems again Dave?
The problem is most fans do go along with bs that is coming out of a once proud club,
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: just proves how naive this man GB is - he's lost the plot - must think the fans believe the rubbish he spouts - what a pratt!!!!!!!!!! OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS[/p][/quote]Piles giving you problems again Dave?[/p][/quote]The problem is most fans do go along with bs that is coming out of a once proud club, speedie_rovers_legend
  • Score: 0

2:25pm Sat 15 Feb 14

speedie_rovers_legend says...

burnleys gonna get yer wrote:
More absolute garbage from Garner.


"Going into the final third of the season I think Blackburn Rovers are in a good position."

You're 10th you clown.


"I definitely feel Gary is going about it the right way. He’s doing a great job."

I assume Garner's definition of a great job means mid-table obscurity and a manager with a disciplinary problem is acceptable?


"On the pitch, there is no question that Blackburn are in a better place than they were a year ago."

Blackburn are in exactly the same position that they were a year ago and look how that ended up.. same league position, same points, same excuses, weaker squad, more debt.
I always worry when first names are made, gary.
[quote][p][bold]burnleys gonna get yer[/bold] wrote: More absolute garbage from Garner. "Going into the final third of the season I think Blackburn Rovers are in a good position." You're 10th you clown. "I definitely feel Gary is going about it the right way. He’s doing a great job." I assume Garner's definition of a great job means mid-table obscurity and a manager with a disciplinary problem is acceptable? "On the pitch, there is no question that Blackburn are in a better place than they were a year ago." Blackburn are in exactly the same position that they were a year ago and look how that ended up.. same league position, same points, same excuses, weaker squad, more debt.[/p][/quote]I always worry when first names are made, gary. speedie_rovers_legend
  • Score: -1

3:19pm Sat 15 Feb 14

owd nick says...

speedie_rovers_legen
d
wrote:
Bowyer stop making a fool yourself and zip it.
Dangerous Dave's twin brother comes out of hibernation.

At least the Burnley troll pretends to be a Burnley fan while these two village idiots should be, Burnley need as many as they can get.
[quote][p][bold]speedie_rovers_legen d[/bold] wrote: Bowyer stop making a fool yourself and zip it.[/p][/quote]Dangerous Dave's twin brother comes out of hibernation. At least the Burnley troll pretends to be a Burnley fan while these two village idiots should be, Burnley need as many as they can get. owd nick
  • Score: 0

3:25pm Sat 15 Feb 14

gingerprince says...

dangerous dave wrote:
just proves how naive this man GB is - he's lost the plot - must think the fans believe the rubbish he spouts - what a pratt!!!!!!!!!! OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS
Do you know how many negative comments I read on here from the so called fans like dangerous Dave it's untrue if you can't think of anything positive to say don't bother commenting you sound just like a dingle and I for 1 don't want to here your opinion (unless it's positive) rant over
[quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: just proves how naive this man GB is - he's lost the plot - must think the fans believe the rubbish he spouts - what a pratt!!!!!!!!!! OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS[/p][/quote]Do you know how many negative comments I read on here from the so called fans like dangerous Dave it's untrue if you can't think of anything positive to say don't bother commenting you sound just like a dingle and I for 1 don't want to here your opinion (unless it's positive) rant over gingerprince
  • Score: 3

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