Robinson will always cherish scoring for Millwall at Wembley

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PAUL Robinson will always cherish scoring for Millwall at Wembley – a moment he describes as the "pinnacle" of his long career with the club.

Robinson's contract with the Lions was cancelled yesterday, paving the way for him to pen a permanent 18-month deal with Portsmouth, where has been playing on loan.

And reflecting on his time at The Den, his winner against Swindon Town in the 2010 League One play-off final stands out as his best highlight.

"I had some fantastic highs at Millwall but the pinnacle was scoring the winner at Wembley," he said.

"That's a day that I will never ever forget. I always look back at that day with absolute pride.

"I've been involved in some fantastic games at The Den – great occasions and atmospheres. That whole journey has just been an incredible experience and I enjoyed every minute of it."

Robinson added: "I never really saw myself playing for anyone else other than Millwall but it was pretty clear that I wasn't in the manager's plans moving forward.

"That's the way football works – it’s a game of opinions and the manager had his.

"I still felt that I had plenty of games left in me and I wanted to make the most of my career, but I realised that wasn’t going to happen at Millwall.

"I looked elsewhere for that opportunity and the writing was on the wall when I went to Portsmouth.

"Everyone realised then that perhaps my time at Millwall was up. It's a sad day in some ways but it's also the start of something new for me."

Robinson completed his switch to Fratton Park this morning, 24 hours after his Millwall exit was announced.

"Pompey is a really good club to play for and I've really enjoyed my time there," he said.

"The fans are almost as noisy as the Millwall fans and very passionate. It's a similar club in many respects and that's helped me fit right in.

"The bottom line is that I've enjoyed playing week in, week out again and getting back into that routine."

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

36 thoughts on “Robinson will always cherish scoring for Millwall at Wembley

  • January 7, 2015 at 16:00
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    fantastic leader for our club, and always gave us 110%, just a lack of Championship quality (speed and distribution) which meant you've had to leave towards the end of your career. Your goals in the playoffs will live long in my memory!

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    • January 7, 2015 at 16:08
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      @lions404: so no worse than what we have then. IMO better defender than the toilet we have now and none of them have good distribution or pace. Not championship quality but none of our centre backs are.
      True legend

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      • January 7, 2015 at 16:15
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        @cos_mfc: Cos was that a complement about Robbo , I agree with a true legend and I also wish him every success at his new club, unless we meet them next season.

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    • January 8, 2015 at 08:44
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      @lions404: YES PAUL ROBINSON WAS A GREAT PLAYER FOR MFC, OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS............SADLY LIKE EVERYBODY, WE ALL GET OLDER AND SLOWER IN WHAT WE DO AS A PROFESSION. [ "ROBBO" JUST GO EASY, YOU STILL HAVE A LONG LIFE AHEAD !
      ANYWAY, 2 X DAYS, AND WE ARE UP TO BLACKPOOL [ BLOOMFIELD ROAD ], JIM28 & BLOCK28, GET THERE EARLY AND I'LL BUY YOU A NICE "PINT" EACH..................
      "NO ONE LIKES US, WE DON'T CARE"......................YIPPEE, WE HAVE NEW PLAYERS TO WATCH !
      STORMIN' NORMAN

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  • January 7, 2015 at 16:21
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    In all honesty Robbo weather you are 30odd or whatever and coming to the end of your career you have been replaced by dunne and a lot of other crap which is an insult to you. I'm convinced that shittu was on his way out with that injury but the others have been so poor in his absence he got back in by default as it were. You are certainly no worse than any of our current centre backs and arguably better than most if not all of them,so why holloway couldn't give you one more season to fully recover from your injury when the others were so hit and miss I don't know. After all he gave shittu that time.

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