Robbo's Millwall future uncertain as he mulls Pompey stay

© Joe Pepler
© Joe Pepler

PAUL Robinson is unsure where his future lies as loan club Portmouth prepare to offer him a permanent stay at Fratton Park.

The Lions stalwart, who has so far made 20 appearances for Pompey, is due to return to The Den in January.

But he must now decide whether to pursue a long-term move away from Millwall.

Robinson told the Portsmouth News: "Obviously, we have had a few discussions along the way, but I'm just trying to play as many games as I can and give a good account of myself.

"Whatever happens I will be in a good place in January.

"My contract is up in the summer so my next move is a big one. I am 32 as well so it is one of those stages in your career that is important.

"Having been at Millwall so long it was always going to be quite a big change coming here, but it has been seamless.

"I feel I have fitted in here and it's a great bunch of lads and a good club. I'm really enjoying my time at Portsmouth playing week in, week out.

"I played 27 games for Millwall last year but Ian Holloway made it clear come August it was going to be difficult for me to play as a regular part of his team.

"I am one of those that needs to be playing regularly to keep my feet moving and body up to speed, I need to get into a rhythm and then I can play better.

"I would find it difficult going back to Millwall and not playing games.

"I am the kind of person that needs to play and wants to play – not one of those that try to sit back when not playing.

"I've been fairly pleased with my form. I've been part of a really good group at a good club here and really enjoyed playing here.

"Most of all, I have loved going out at 3pm on a Saturday or whatever time it is these days – and I always want to be on someone's team sheet playing games."

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11 thoughts on “Robbo's Millwall future uncertain as he mulls Pompey stay

  • November 28, 2014 at 11:54
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    Can you play up front?

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  • November 28, 2014 at 12:07
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    sounds to me his mind made up already

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  • November 28, 2014 at 12:17
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    He obviously wants to play first team football, so you can't blame him if Oliie doesn't want him. Personally I wish we'd kept him. We give opportunities to so much uninterested dross at Millwall, so it's a shame we can't find a place at the club for a Millwall veteran who knows 100% what this club is about.

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  • November 28, 2014 at 12:24
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    Think IH needs to get him back in Jan and have a good look at him - our back line is hardly solid this season - we need all the defensive help we can get!!

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  • November 28, 2014 at 12:49
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    Robbo - brilliant servant to the club. However, every dog has his day. At this stage of your career, and your age too, I think it would be better off to stay at Pompey. Pace of the game, quality of opposition player etc. Coming back to The Den would undoubtedly prove to be a hard ask, given what's quoted in the article (Ollie, in August). Whatever you decide, good luck. I will never, ever forget that toe-poke at Wembley in the play off final. Robinson - One Nil! Cue mass hysteria.

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  • November 28, 2014 at 13:25
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    Legend and a gentleman. One of us

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  • November 28, 2014 at 14:05
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    Portsmouth badge on your shirt, Millwall badge on your heart. No matter where you are, you will always be a millwall player. Not the best footballer, but as a leader, as a professional, and as a man, there is NO ONE in the industry who comes close to you.

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  • November 28, 2014 at 16:47
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    For me Robbo really was Mr Millwall great captain great player and the model professional I wish him well for the future and I agree with a previous post the likes of Paul should be found a role at our club in the future as is the case with Neil Harris these type of players are what Millwall is all about ,pride ,passion and loyalty not something you see much today in the modern game

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  • November 28, 2014 at 17:32
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    Very best of luck Robbo and I hope you get a 3 year deal at Pompey to finish off a wonderful career.
    Thanks for your hard work and the memories.

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  • November 28, 2014 at 21:00
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    Can't we give them Shittu instead.

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  • November 29, 2014 at 10:12
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    The decision to let him go never made any sense to me, how you can play 27 times in a season then be told your not wanted is beyond me. That boy would put it all on the line for this club every time he'd play, these are the players you need at clubs like ours as they lead by example. Sad to see him go but wish all the very best

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