Paul Robinson believes in Blackburn Rovers play-off push

Paul Robinson

Paul Robinson

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PAUL Robinson sees no reason why Blackburn Rovers cannot gatecrash the play-offs.

And the in-form Rovers goalkeeper reckons Saturday’s gritty 1-0 win at Reading was the perfect example why.

Robinson said: “We’ve got a good squad here with a good bunch of players and the manager has been given a little bit of time now to create his own squad and his own players.

“I think the 1-0 win at Reading at the weekend just showed the resilience and strength of character that we’ve got here.

“We’ve had a couple of them this season, when maybe we’ve not been the best team on the pitch but our togetherness and our character has got us through games.

“We’re just outside the play-offs and there is no reason why we can’t have a late push.”

Robinson has yet to lose a league match since returning to the Rovers starting line-up after recovering from the blood clot on his lung that threatened his life.

The 34-year-old’s fine form – he has kept four clean sheets in six Championship matches – has led to speculation that he could earn an England recall.

Robinson retired from international football in 2010 but he has admitted he would reverse his decision if Roy Hodgson comes calling.

England boss Hodgson today names his squad for the friendly with Denmark at Wembley on Wednesday.

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10:25am Thu 27 Feb 14

Garylla says...

Too good for England
Too good for England Garylla
  • Score: 9

11:22am Thu 27 Feb 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

Garylla wrote:
Too good for England
Too fat for England

Too old for England

Too crap for England

Perfect for Blackburn
[quote][p][bold]Garylla[/bold] wrote: Too good for England[/p][/quote]Too fat for England Too old for England Too crap for England Perfect for Blackburn Champagne plus charlie
  • Score: -12

11:41am Thu 27 Feb 14

Angry From Accrington says...

With so many Dingle friends coming on here, we would like to know a bit more about you all so I have drawn up a little pro forma to help us build up a profile of you all:
The questions are multiple choice so you don't have to think too much.

Question 1
I live in.......
A) a council house
B) a caravan on a gypsy site
C) a homeless refuge

Question 2
My main source of income is
A) DHSS Benefits
B) Burglary
C)) Drug dealing

Question 3
My partner is
A) My sister
B) My sister's sister
C) My brother's sister

Question 4
I have seen Burnlah beat Rovers
A) In my dreams
B) In a vision in the dregs of a pot noodle
C) never

Question 5
I take my holidays
A) in a Sun Newspaper £9 per week caravan park
B) In custody
C) in a cardboard box under Southport Pier

Question 6
I am
A) Fat and Ugly
B) Very fat and very ugly
C) Dead

Question 7
My Dad is
A) My mum
B) My brother
C) A bunch of paying customers

Question 8
My favourite drink is
A) Frosty Jack
B) Methylated Spirit (extra cold )
C) Ace Lager ( mega strength )

Question 9
My political allegiance is to
A) EDL
B) BMP
C) Could you repeat the question

Question 10
If I found a £50 note in the street I would
A) Pay off my mortgage
B) Take a month's holiday
C) Roll it up and snort baking powder through it

PLEASE POST YOUR REPLIES BY MARCH 8th SO WE WILL KNOW EXACTLY WHO WE ARE GOING TO BE LAUGHING AT THE FOLLOWING DAY
With so many Dingle friends coming on here, we would like to know a bit more about you all so I have drawn up a little pro forma to help us build up a profile of you all: The questions are multiple choice so you don't have to think too much. Question 1 I live in....... A) a council house B) a caravan on a gypsy site C) a homeless refuge Question 2 My main source of income is A) DHSS Benefits B) Burglary C)) Drug dealing Question 3 My partner is A) My sister B) My sister's sister C) My brother's sister Question 4 I have seen Burnlah beat Rovers A) In my dreams B) In a vision in the dregs of a pot noodle C) never Question 5 I take my holidays A) in a Sun Newspaper £9 per week caravan park B) In custody C) in a cardboard box under Southport Pier Question 6 I am A) Fat and Ugly B) Very fat and very ugly C) Dead Question 7 My Dad is A) My mum B) My brother C) A bunch of paying customers Question 8 My favourite drink is A) Frosty Jack B) Methylated Spirit (extra cold ) C) Ace Lager ( mega strength ) Question 9 My political allegiance is to A) EDL B) BMP C) Could you repeat the question Question 10 If I found a £50 note in the street I would A) Pay off my mortgage B) Take a month's holiday C) Roll it up and snort baking powder through it PLEASE POST YOUR REPLIES BY MARCH 8th SO WE WILL KNOW EXACTLY WHO WE ARE GOING TO BE LAUGHING AT THE FOLLOWING DAY Angry From Accrington
  • Score: 20

1:28pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Not_A_Loon_From_Pune says...

So Gary Bowyer has "created his own players".

Visions of a Frankenstein laboratory spring to mind - "I'll have Tugay's right leg and Damien Duff's left - that should make a good player!"
So Gary Bowyer has "created his own players". Visions of a Frankenstein laboratory spring to mind - "I'll have Tugay's right leg and Damien Duff's left - that should make a good player!" Not_A_Loon_From_Pune
  • Score: 0

2:37pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Itsnotmeyoubellend says...

Not_A_Loon_From_Pune wrote:
So Gary Bowyer has "created his own players".

Visions of a Frankenstein laboratory spring to mind - "I'll have Tugay's right leg and Damien Duff's left - that should make a good player!"
Now we know where Grant Hanley got his head from.
[quote][p][bold]Not_A_Loon_From_Pune[/bold] wrote: So Gary Bowyer has "created his own players". Visions of a Frankenstein laboratory spring to mind - "I'll have Tugay's right leg and Damien Duff's left - that should make a good player!"[/p][/quote]Now we know where Grant Hanley got his head from. Itsnotmeyoubellend
  • Score: 4

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