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2 hours ago, Rampant Zebra said:

I am struggling to understand why we have let a 32 year old striker that has scored 10+ goals for 5 different clubs go when other clubs in our league are so desperate according to some on here that they  are signing 34+ year old strikers. meanwhile we sign a 21 year old striker on loan.

What about all his other clubs? How did he do for them? 
 

Millwall. 3 in 11. 
Doncaster 9 in 63. 
Motherwell 0 in 10. 
Lincoln 1 in 14. 
Port vale 5 in 43. 
 

Didn’t exactly set the world alight at southend either. 18 in 91 with just 11 in 70 in his second spell. All the sides recently he has played for he has struggled with the exception of colchester. 
 

Watching this donkey for two spells attempt to be a footballer was bad enough. I’d prefer us to play whitehead up front as 4th option than Robinson. Good riddons, rubbish player who most of the time didn’t even try. 

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13 minutes ago, Rampant Zebra said:

If you like stats, consider this:

Goals per game 0.26, 0.21, 0.22, 0.22, 0.18, 0.15, 0.11.

If those were the stats for 7 strikers for league games, which four would you keep?

Here's some more for you:

20/21 L2

Theo Robinson - Xg 5.78 - Goals 3

Tom Pope - Xg 2.86 - Goals 3

Kurtis Guthrie - Xg 2.64 - Goals 1

Mark Cullen - Xg 2.71 - Goals 2

Devante Rodney - Xg 8.46 - Goals 11

You wanted to keep a guy who scores half the goals he should based on the quality of chances he's presented with? If Theo was a clinical striker I could perhaps forgive his lack of other attributes - such as pace, strength, movement, hold up play, pressing - but the stats don't lie. Must have a good agent.

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It's funny how different people view things. I personally saw Robinson as a big disappointment, but not "appalling".  And yes, before you ask, I have seen quite a few worse players than him in a Vale shirt. I thought towards the end of his spell he did look engaged and his workrate was there.

That's not to say it clearly wasn't working for him here and it was best he left for all parties. So, I'll glad he's gone both for us and for him.

But I do think that sometimes a player - be it Robinson, Lawrie Wilson, Leon Constantine or whoever - is tarred as the sole cause of all Vale's woes and can do no right. But is it really worth debating it anymore. Whether you think he was the worst ever or deserved a new chance is of no consequence now because he is no longer our player, so please don't let this thread descend into personal abuse. People are allowed to have contrary opinions and if you really can't handle what they are saying, there is an "Ignore" button.

Robinson has gone - and regardless of whether you think that's cause for huge celebration or regrets, it's not going to change the facts. I don't want to close this long-running thread because people can't stop having a pop at each other!

 

 

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1 hour ago, dishydave said:
3 hours ago, Rampant Zebra said:
I am struggling to understand why we have let a 32 year old striker that has scored 10+ goals for 5 different clubs go when other clubs in our league are so desperate according to some on here that they  are signing 34+ year old strikers. meanwhile we sign a 21 year old striker on loan.

Personally I don't understand why your struggling to understand such an understandable situation.

i understand that!😄

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I know I'm in the minority here but I always thought Theo was worth to keep as 3rd/4th striker IF he accepted that role. I know he was terrible when he first arrived but he played a major part in the success we had towards the end of the season. I think with a bit of confidence he would have scored a a few however once the manager had made the decision to transfer list him then he had to go.

I hope this decision to doesn't bite us on the arse when we play Bradford.

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Well not the most exciting of deadline days. 

However, by missing out on a couple earlier in the window and getting Theo off the books if we can be in or around top 7 come January then there may well be finances to strengthen for the final push as we did in the last promotion season.

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8 hours ago, toyahw said:

Hmm  Well I'm a Vale Fan, Without disguise.  christopher,paul.lowe@gmail,com  if you wish to speak.

 

And please do not call me a <ovf censored> fan. I may be many things. But you don't hang around Vale for fifty years just for the crack.

Stoke fan

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Just now, Emile said:

Good riddance. Hope he has a mediocre season and bradford finish mid-table. Plus he doesn't score against us.

He can have a great next season when we are in League one!

I cant imagine he will still be at bradford come the end of next season 🤣

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1 hour ago, valeparklife said:

Just read the Theo to Bradford article and spat my morning coffee out with his quote!

https://www.gazette-news.co.uk/news/19550109.ex-colchester-united-loanee-theo-robinson-joins-bradford/

“I am a hard-working player who will give my all for the team"

😂😂😂🤥🤥🤥

I notice how they conveniently ignore his spell with us 😂 

Think adams has been watching a different player... ‘powerful striker’. 

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11 hours ago, toyahw said:

Give it a rest. Played most of our unbeaten run.  "appalling"?

 

Yes, for us, he was appalling. Maybe we didn't suit his style of play, whatever that is. But I've seen better players down the park.

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