Robinson leaves Millwall ahead of permanent Pompey switch

© Edmund Boyden
© Edmund Boyden

PAUL Robinson has left Millwall after almost 14 years in the professional ranks.

The legendary defender has reached an agreement to cancel his contract with the Lions, enabling him to complete a permanent move to loan club Portsmouth in the coming days.

He has been on the books in SE16 since signing his first proffesional deal in August 2001.

Robinson, who as captain scored the winner in Millwall's League One play-off triumph over Swindon in 2010, has not been considered for selection by Ian Holloway this season.

His last appearance for the Lions, of which he made 362, came on the final day of last season in win over Bournemouth that secured the club's Championship survival.

The fan favourite's long-term future now looks to be with Pompey, where he has been on loan since the early weeks of the current season.

The 32-year-old told the club's official site: "I have loved every single minute of playing for Millwall and I want to thank all the fans for their support over the years.

"They have helped to give me the platform to achieve my dreams by wearing that Lion on my chest.

"Millwall's will be the first result I look out for every weekend and I know that the club can continue to go from strength to strength.

"It is unfortunate that my time at The Den has come to an end but I wish the manager, his coaching team, the board, the players and all the fans the very best of luck for the future."

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58 thoughts on “Robinson leaves Millwall ahead of permanent Pompey switch

  • January 6, 2015 at 15:09
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    Maybe Robbo's getting on a bit, but it's not as if we've an abundance of freat defenders. He's 100% Millwall and knows exactly what the clubs all about - exactly what we've needed of late. I'd like to have seen a place kept at the club for proper Millwall players like this.

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      • January 6, 2015 at 18:00
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        @Micky Lions: let's not forget that even at his worst he is still 10 times a player over Dunne.. I know who I would prefer in the starting line up if I had my choice

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  • January 6, 2015 at 15:13
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    Good luck, Robbo. You gave us some great memories

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  • January 6, 2015 at 15:14
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    Best of luck Robbo, Real Wall through and through!

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  • January 6, 2015 at 15:18
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    Sad news really! The ultimate pro and an amazing servant to the club! All the best Robbo - thanks for everything!!

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  • January 6, 2015 at 15:24
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    Good luck Robbo. Great servant and captain. Jake reminds me of him, lets hope he turns out as good and as loyal as he has been.

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  • January 6, 2015 at 15:28
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    Top man Robbo - a great player for the Lions - I hope he comes back in a coaching capacity in the near future

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  • January 6, 2015 at 15:28
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    Cheers for all the happy memories and thanks for all you have done for Millwall all the best for the furture

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  • January 6, 2015 at 15:37
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    As well as a proper Millwall player, a realy nice Fella.

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  • January 6, 2015 at 15:40
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    Robo good luck top pro will be missed but not never forgot, we thank you miiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

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  • January 6, 2015 at 15:47
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    Top man, all the best, look forward to a return in some capacity.

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  • January 6, 2015 at 15:52
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    Proper Wall who wore the shirt with pride,good luck Robbo

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  • January 6, 2015 at 15:58
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    Robbo robbo robbo. All the best at pompey. What a legend we should be thanking you not the other way round.
    Top man.

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  • January 6, 2015 at 16:10
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    Palace have released andrew johnson , id take him like a shot

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  • January 6, 2015 at 16:21
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    Thank you Robbo. The article mentions his playoff final goal however I will also always remember his towering header against Huddersfield Town to make it 2-0 in the 2nd leg in front of the South Stand. It cemented our place at Wembley for a great day out and promotion. Best of luck Robbo, you'll always receive a warm welcome back at the Den.

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    • January 6, 2015 at 21:07
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      @southlondon1885: had forgotten that goal.

      So he more less got us promoted that season with his final winner on top. Cheers Robo! All the best at Pomey.

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      • January 7, 2015 at 07:24
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        @MFC Lion: I remember it so clearly as I wad right behind the goal and knew it was in as he jumped up to head it home. Robbo goes to prove that fans don't necessarily want players to be the most skillful or best players in the league, just show a bit of passion and desire for the shirt and you will fit in well at Millwall and get the fans backing.

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  • January 6, 2015 at 16:25
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    Good Luck Robbo true Millwall legend never gave up when things were tough top captain and looking forward to you returning as a coach.

    A True Millwall man thanks for everything you have given to this club and all the best with Pompey ps you never know we could be meeting us next year if u go up and we go down.

    Bye Robbo!

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  • January 6, 2015 at 16:49
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    Best of luck Robbo proper 'wall'

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  • January 6, 2015 at 16:55
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    Rare example these days of a fantastic club servant.

    Hope he returns soon to talk to youth players about what that Lion on the shirt mean, maybe even half of the first team!

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  • January 6, 2015 at 17:03
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    Great servant to the club and I personally think he is still better than Shittu and Dunne in that position. Good luck mate and do a 'Tony Craig' come back to us in a strong team proving we should not have let you go.

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    • January 6, 2015 at 17:36
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      @glyngo
      dead right about Robbo being better than we have in Danny and Dunne.

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  • January 6, 2015 at 17:52
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    Despite the number of appearances, he's one of the true great's of the club, legend. It's thanks to him we are where we are now.

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  • January 6, 2015 at 18:01
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    Good luck and thank you robbo, you are a lion heart. Can't believe the w****** that have put dislikes on the messages of thanks and praise to robbo! Notice they aren't saying what they think

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    • January 6, 2015 at 18:15
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      @Geoff the lion: I just said similar under my original post Geoff
      Got to be a proper mug to dislike these posts and as you say they're quiet about it. Shame the tit can't put his own views in a post for all to see. F.u.c.k.i.n.g melt

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        • January 6, 2015 at 21:48
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          @lukesmithmfc: don't worry Luke, the t***** probably isn't a millwall supporter or he 10 and doesn't know what a real millwall player and legend is. I've got 6 dislikes on my comment Luke and I'd love to meet all of them in a dark alley as they have no respect for what robbo means to us. Keep the faith mate and hopefully see you at the bridge

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          • January 6, 2015 at 22:44
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            @Geoff the lion: hear hear Geoff.
            It'll be nice to get there mate and if we do ill certainly be there

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  • January 6, 2015 at 18:04
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    Now there goes a man who was always proud to wear the shirt, not many of them left.

    Top player,Top bloke good luck Robbo come back soon.

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  • January 6, 2015 at 18:13
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    Good luck Robbo with everything you do in the future and lets hope that future includes you coming back some day, Thanks for all the good times. Proper Wall and my god could we do with a few like you now...Always put the Lion on his chest with pride.
    Up there with the very best...

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  • January 6, 2015 at 18:16
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    Once a Lion , always a Lion !
    Very best of luck Robbo and thanks for the effort and memories

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  • January 6, 2015 at 18:29
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    All the best robbo a great servant

    Thanks for freeing up some money to get in simon church lol

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  • January 6, 2015 at 18:34
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    Who does everyone think we need to bring in? Not many names being mentioned on here, just seems to be whoever the club are linked with ain't gonna be any good for us. Maybe we should try getting Young Nicky Powell on loan from Utd to play behind Gregory and bring a bit of creativity to are non existent attacking flair

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  • January 6, 2015 at 18:37
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    Thanks the memories Robbo, LIONS LEGEND

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  • January 6, 2015 at 18:42
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    Bircham out Robbo in. A true Millwall man as number 2 would be a good start.

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  • January 6, 2015 at 20:04
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    Ffs how can he go and keep s*** dunne good luck robbo mate all the best well watch you on the football le show mate

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  • January 6, 2015 at 20:17
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    A true lion can't stop my heart ruling my head and think he might still do a job within current bunch of defenders but truth be told probably not, but would we be worse off with someone who wants to be there compared to those who are playing and don't want to be there because there contracts are coming to an end boo hoo you poor little souls

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  • January 6, 2015 at 23:37
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    I am very sad we let Robinson go.

    He is no worse than Beevers, Dunne, Shittu and Webster and he could provide useful cover. Furthermore players like Nelson and Goodman could learn loads from him.

    I hope he returns soon to Millwall as a coach.

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  • January 7, 2015 at 00:27
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    F$%k the trollers with the dislikes go on your own websites you lame £ags. Thanks Robbo you're a proper Millwall legend. NOLU WDC

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    • January 7, 2015 at 08:43
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      @mitchamscaff: Mitchamscaff probably the best thing to do is ignore the lemons. I think they get their thrill from our reactions?

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  • January 7, 2015 at 01:08
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    Should we be lucky enough at Pompey to sign him, we will be very grateful. He has been our best defender in a very topsy-turvy season, and although not captain, *should be* - I believe our Manager has only not given him the armband as he is/was a loan player.

    Also, he has conducted himself *very* professionally during his time here, and I can see from his quality, that it must be frustrating for him to be let go. Surprised that some Championship clubs (let alone League 1 and other League 2 clubs) have not been in for him.

    Respect to him & Millwall (& you fans) - would feel strongly about a 1 club man like him myself. Good luck to the Lions.

    Trying to 'read between the lines' - I wondered if Holloway saw Robinson as a potential 'threat' to his position - if things go badly wrong for him? Feel fairly sure that he will pitch up back at the Den once his playing days are over (hopefully we will get another couple of years out of him) - IF he signs.

    Cheers

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    • January 7, 2015 at 09:17
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      @scotty: With respect to Pompey, you are playing at a lower level and I am sure Robbo is still an excellent player in that division. Sadly for him and us, since his injury layoff Robbo hasn't been up to Championship standard. I hope he does a great job for Pompey - in fact I am sure he will.

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  • January 7, 2015 at 01:30
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    Millwall legend, dislike it and you agree wholeheartedly.

    :-)

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  • January 7, 2015 at 09:37
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    So good to see a post with 100% positive comments. Who said the wall can't play nicely lol. A nice win at Bradford, then do chelski 3-0. Gregory in the 54th minute, fuller in the 87th minute and Scotty mac in the 91st minute . Oh what a lovely dream

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  • January 7, 2015 at 11:22
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    Leaving a club after you have been there for a long time is always difficult but I must say everyone from the manager the player and for once the club have handled Robbo ,s departure impeccably im sure if Dunn would have left a couple of seasons back his legacy at millwall wouldn't have remained untouched . Reading some of the posts now I don't think that will be the case for Dunney which is a shame as you cant blame players for wanting another couple of seasons wages its not just our club Gerrard of late and Roy Keane are also good examples of that .
    So as ive said before thanks for some wonderful memories Paul I hope to see the likes of you and Dunn back at our club in some capacity when your playing days are over as your are Wall through and through and know what it should mean to put that shirt on .

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    • January 7, 2015 at 13:22
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      @mfc2u: well said,agree 100% wish him all the best and back someday

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  • January 7, 2015 at 15:29
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    True professional. Good luck at Pompey!

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