A young player who has become our first choice goalie. Paul played
in the odd game in his first couple of years at the club - coming on
as a half-time sub at Old Trafford and having to pick the ball out his
net for his first touch (not that it was his fault...). Nige managed a
100% record in 1999-2000, so Paul didn't get a chance to show off his
skills, and he was back-up at the England U-21 level as well.
In 2000-01 Robbo really came into his own. When Nige picked up an
injury, Robinson came into the line up and produced some truly
outstanding performances that have leapfrogged him up the queue for
international honours both at U21 and eventually at full England
level. His incredible shot-stopping in some of the Champions League
games - notably against Barca at Elland Road - won him widespread
praise, and there was little he could do to stop Rivaldo's 94th minute
equaliser in a heroic rearguard action by Leeds. When Nige returned to
fitness, Robbo was back on the bench, but it was clear that we've got
a great keeper in the making here.
At the start of the 2002-03 season, Terry Venables was impressed by
Robinson's performances on the pre-season tour - which Nigel Martyn
declined to go on - and made him the starting keeper for Leeds when
the season got underway. He was called into the full England squad -
but didn't get a game - in the friendly against Portugal in
August and finally made his full debut in the game against
Australia at Upton Park.
He remained the man in possession at the back throughout 2002-03,
and although he conceded 57 goals in the league, his efforts could
rarely be faulted as the team fell apart. There were strong
suggestions that he would move on in the summer, and although Leeds
agreed a fee with Villa, the player failed to agree personal terms -
and when the expected moves from Manchester United and Arsenal failed
to materialise, Robbo looked set to stay at Leeds for another
season. As for England, he might have missed his best chance: David
James was chosen as David Seaman's successor and unless James suffers
a loss of form or serious injury, Robbo's chances of being first
choice for Euro 2004 now look very slim.
A further opportunity to leave the club was turned down in January
2004 when a move to Spurs was canned on deadline day over an apparent
failure to agree personal terms.
Andy Carr says: Paul has fought for this all his life good luck to
him and continue to show great determination.
Theresa Green says: awwwwwwwww bless him! isn't he lovely!
BiG dave says: Robbo mate, your so bloody great!! the games in the
champions league last season were quality. you r just as good as
Tich says: good luck next year Robbo
jason says: All the best for match against Portugal
Rob Goodwin says: England's Number 1, ENGLAND, ENGLAND'S NUMBER 1!!
Danielle says: I think paul robinson is an excellant goalkeeper and
hes good looking to!!
kerrie says: his g/f becky is a lovely lass!! and pauls a smashin kid!!
Donna smithys number 1 babe leedsutd rok says: Paul u have got 2 b
one of the best goalkeepers in england u r the bomb!! Ure absolutley
wicked and ure so cool! a gr8 shotstopper and with plenty of skill 1
of these days ull end up scorin frm a goal kick!And ure frm beverly so
ure a local lad 2 me!!! we cudnt have asked for a better goalkeeper
next 2 the legendry Nigel martyn keep it up Robbo!!
A Tottenham fan says: I like his Gloves
Hayley says: I think ya well fit!!
Lou says: Paul Don't leave pplllzzzzz! We kno re a brilliant goale
ure the best and 1) like wed sell u 2) Like wed except 5 mill helo
barca must b stuupid! and 3) u and smudge are our best playas we nedd
u all loads especiallya t the moment we need our best playas and tahts
u and smithy! plz stay dont go 2 svum or barca! plzzzzz
Niamh says: Paul Robinson is the best goalkeeper ever and the
leeds utd always says: just saw ye on a question of sport lmao @
bats what was that about eh? batts m8 i didnt even reconise u? hehe!!
ian bothem hes frm my town flying the flag for gd old scunny!!!
humberside 4eva!!!!neway ive come 2 say that u r wkd i meen it im very
proud of ye nd honoured that ure at leeds gd luck 4 2morra!!!
Steph says: He is well good n pretty damn cute 2 ;) can't wait to
see him in action 4 England :D
Sarah says: Well done Robzer your getting your first team place you
worked your butt off to get it and now your there I'm sure it was
worth all the work,determination and waiting! You looked well fit on
QOS on Friday Whoaah!!! Good Luck in the future, Best Wishes Sarah
Paul The Beast Reynard says: PAULEY !!!! It's uncle Paul Reynard
aka Foxy - give up a cuddle !!!! soul nite - big up Northern Soul See
you in Skipton
Smudger says: Robbo you rule!! Well done for gettin' ur England
call up u deserved it!! Good Luck & C'mon LEEDS!!
Craig says: Paul is an excellant prospect for the England first
team, at present and for the next decade. Good luck to u Paul and all
the best in the future!!
Sam Jackson says: i am a great fan of Leeds UNITED and a great fan
of Paul Robinson. He is a great Keeper and he is so young. I am also a
keeper and i have alot of respect for Robo.
Barry says: theresa green, why are you batty? he's not a teddy, get
a life you loser
bill says: paul it's your top fan & the only thing that's better
than one paul robinson is lots!!!!!!!!!!!
anon says: congrats to paul & becky on ther engagement duz ne1 wen
they r gettin married?? he is a gr8 player & i hope he can steal the
no.1 shirt off nigel martyn!!
*Robo's Girl* says: NNNNOOOOOOO they cant be engaged...jeez i'm
upset now :'(...of corse he can steal the shirt off nigel martyn hes
excellent, and not forgetting gorgeous <3<3<3, the closest i've ever
been to robo *apart from photos* is that we were gona buy his house
woah its nice..anywayz keep up the good work paul we all love you to
Roger Watson says: I have a pair of his gloves coz I know his
brother he's really kind and he's like a brother to me Iv'e got his
number if any of you are interested!!!
ClaireBear! says: I have heard that Man U and Arsenal are
interested in Paul Robinson. I understand that they may pay you more
Paul, but please don't go. I would be so gutted. I just don't know
what I would do. Paul you are the best in England and why you are not
England's number one I will never know. I will sing for you to make
you stay (And my singing is something else, out of this world you
might say......lol). Come on Paul 'Marching on together' We need
you. Don't leave, and if you have to PLEASE DO NOT go to Man U I would
just die. Wishing you well. Lots of love ClaireBear xxx
Roger Watson says: Paul Robinson is my uncle and he's wicked he
gives me his gloves after every game and he's just a genuine guy!
soulboy_at_aol.com says: Paul is too much of a TART to get married. On
valentines day he took he girlfriend out, and spotted another pretty
girl at the bar. Told his bird he was going out with the lads, put
her in a taxi home and then ended up getting off with this other
girl. So poor becky if that is what she is called!!!!!!!!!
mike says: i think robbo is the best keeper in league, also my
girlfriend says im his double!!!!!! im also a keeper!!!!
*sexc canadian cutie* says: hey all u englishmen... ur prob
wunderin wut a canadian iz doin talkin malarky on a english site but
if uv guessed im a north londoner whoz moved 2 canada n 4 all u out
therre itz damn fine out herre!! n e wayz bak 2 robbo hez a gr8 lad
iznt he (damn gud lookin 2)? such a team playa n 4 dat meanie soulboi
or w/e u juss jealaous cuz ur not him.. gud luk 2 robbo tho ;) no
he'll du awsome no matta where he goz!
Macy says: i was fillin up petrol and there was a fit lad next to
me in a porsh,next day i found out it was paul!!! hes gorg
hol says: soul boy how u kno bout paul being this "tart" i doubt it
very much wen we met him he was very luvly 2 us!
Looby says: paul is the best goal keeper Leeds have had ( sorry
nige!!!) and is dd gorgeous as well. Does anyone know when hes getting
RoBo'S gIrL *~* says: Soulboy, I'm sorry but what you put was
waaaay out of order!!! Paul is always really sweet, after the matches
he is one of the few players who stays out and goes round to meet
every fan. Paul please please don't go. We all LOVE you to pieces.
Take care Sarah XxX
mike taylor says: robbo your the best thing to happen to leeds and
you come from my home town your the best thing to come from bev stay
with leeds and get that number 1 spot at england. i would kill to be
in your shoes i'm a keeper and support leeds so to me your god.
chdeguwfc says: Paul Robinson should be England's number one
goalkeeper!I went to a Leeds match seated behind the goalposts. I
found that he is really fit and in wonderful shape!I really fancy him.
RoBo'S gIrL~*~ says: Paul, please please please dont go.....not
back to O'Leary anyways......As ClaireBear says "Marching on together"
If you go we can all say bye bye to division 1 and to the leeds
football preformance. Please stay. Sarah XxX
Shane says: Come to VILLA!
Jay jay Rudette says: robbo is the best goalkeeper ive seen in a
long time and is my favourite player. he deserves to play for
Ade says: Everyone needs to calm down - Leeds should NOT be selling
Robbo or Kewell or any other top talents - our league performance was
bad enough last season without losing our best players prior to the
next one! Keep hold of these talents, Leeds, or you'll be flirting
with relegation again sometime soon.
hank says: does ne1 actually know for certain if Paul is engaged?im
julie says: yeh, to becky getting married next year allegely, baby
Hank says: baby, eh? she knows how to hook her man!...Poor Paul!He's
got well and fully trapped!
julie says: i believe he is happy about it Hank, but i know how you
feel how can he be happy he aint met me yet!
hanna says: i think robbos brill and is a god i wanna be just like
him evan though im a girl i wanna be a pro and move to usa to play and
i wanna meet paul cos hes ace and amasing and i love him so much hes
really fit !
julie says: a daughter, well cool, good on you mate
Amy says: Just to let u all know, Robbo is a Dad to a girl named
Lucy May! Someone asked why he wasn't at the Elland Road kit launch
and that was the answer!
Max Harlow says: Leeds 2-2 Swindon, 24 Sept 2003: Chilavert,
Schmeichel & Poom eat your heart out! And I bet he'd do a mean free
kick, given half a chance. My England line-up: James, Mills,
Ferdinand, Woodgate, Bridge, Smith, Beckham, Gerrard, Sinclair, Owen,
ROBINSON!!! OK, maybe not... But good on him for having the balls to
risk it, and become the first Leeds keeper in history to score
leeds fan says: Last night will live with me and every other (leeds
fans) for the rest of my life! Robbo ill neva 4get it u made my week
thank you so much ure an amazing lad and an amzing player n i cant
tell u how happy and ecstatic u made me feel last nite!!! u were
absolutley amazing welldone!the atmosphere the goal and most of all
YOU!!! svens mad if this doesn't sway him welldone our lad!!! its your
1st goal but i bet its not your last! thank you! marching on
together!!ENGLANDS NUMBER 1!!!!!!
jackson says: robo u r goin 2 be the best keeper england has every
seen.i believe that leeds wil come through this hard time n b the team
they once was
Millie says: hi pauly, can i come 2 ur wedding wen u get married???
if not never mind!! u and becky make a great couple and i just want to
say all the best in the future with her and your football xxx
RoBo'S gIrL *~* says: Congratulations on becoming a dad! if shes
anything like you then she will be gorgeous....that goal, well what
can I say....you saved Leeds thats for sure, now all you have to do is
carry on doing it (which im sure you will) and keep on going on sunday
programmes wearing tight white t-shirts and really sexy jeans!!! Take
Smithys numba 1 fan says: i woz in a reataurant an i saw robbo an
his baby had bin sik all ova his trousers err
laura says: omg i just luv robbo soooooooo much since the first
time i saw him!! he has improved sooo much ova the years!! and the
goal agains swindon just put the icing on the cake - U R the bomb!!!!
so wot if leeds R at the bottom of the prem - if u turn the table
upside down we R at the top!!!!!!!!!! wahay!
Laura says: Me thinkz that Paul 'Englands no.1' Robbo Robinson is
fantabulous. Wat the hell does Sven c in James. Not puttin Robbo in
the numba 1 jersey is deprivin England of its talent! An England team
wivout our Robbo in goals is like fish wivout chips- BAD!
Toddy says: james is crap u r god! rememba tht!
Sarah says: ha ha like da comment bout turnin da table upside down
good 1 m8!
saz says: u are gorge robbo!!! ur way better than james!!! i luv
Rebecca says: Dont b so harsh about David James. Robinson is still
only 24 he has a lot of time to get to england no.1 James has only got
a few more years left till he retires.
Max Harlow says: Just wanted to say, comiserations to Robbo on the
dismissal yesterday - a penalty, a red card and a susepnsion is far
too harsh for just one mis-timed tackle, and I say the rules should be
changed. And if he's suspended (it would be the Old Trafford match,
wouldn't it?), that means he can't play for England in the Portugal
friendly. How can the FA justify so many punishments for one
unfortunate mistake? It's not even like he made much contact. Bl@@dy
jobsworths. Never mind, chin up, Robbo, we're all right behind you!
Nat the Leeds Girl! says: Dude! He got sent off during saturday's
match against Middlesborough! I nearly pooped myself when i saw that
red card come out! What the HELL are we gonna do without him!
Personally i don't think that Scott Carson is quite ready to play
against Man United! Oh dear god, we are soooo doomed!
andrew cochrane says: i am a newcastle united support but i am huge
Paul Robinson. I am goalkeeper myself and he is my role modal as i
think is one of the best young keepers britian has ever produced thanx
4 given me this oppertuinty to say how good ov a goalkeeper he is c ya
Leeds lass says: Paul is getting married on 16-may-04 i fink!!!
Good luck in da future Paul(wherever u may b!!) p.s. thanx 4
hayley C. says: Congratulations to Paul on getting married. I hope
you're both very happy!! Oh well girls another one bites the
Leeds fan 676 says: Just a message to say i went to Paul and
Rebecca's wedding, It was absolutely amazing! Lucy May looked so so
cute. It was on 17th May
jenny says: Good Luck at Tottenham...Leeds won't be the same
without you tho!!! :-(
lil says: leeds fan 676,did you see ian harte at the wedding? what
was he wearing. i bet he looked dead fine. i saw pix of paul he looked
gorge in his suit
Ryan Tomes says: paul robinson is the best goalkeeper ive ever seen
accept of course for David james who is my favorite
paul hebden says: i saw robbo in york centre over the may day bank
holiday and asked him to his face are you off to spurs and he said no
lying sod hope spurs get relegated leeds shd have stuck with martyn
they might not have got relegated
Tom Canfield says: I reckon Paul is one of the best goalies in the