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    Quote Originally Posted by Yard of Pace View Post
    What's the obsession with debating "how good" Robbie was???
    It's nothing new. It always rankled me that Irish fans put him down given the results and commitment he had for us over the whole span of his career. I'd rate him a smidge behind the best strikers of his generation (and as you say, if he'd found the right team at the right time, who knows what might have been), but people used go on like we should drop him in favour of ... dunno really. David ****ing Connolly?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yard of Pace View Post
    Wow, had forgotten that volley against Fulham. As well as being a great box player he really did score some goals that were technically very difficult. The one for Liverpool at Arsenal was arguably even better.


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    Robbie to me is one of most under appreciated sport people ever in Ireland. We never had any one like him before or since. People criticized him for scoring goals against lower ranked teams, we've proven in recent years that we dont do that easily without him. He got some brilliant and important goals for us too. Will never forget him travelling to an away game for us to play the week his father died, especially when so many players these days look for excuses not to play.

    He was and is still ridiculed for saying that both Liverpool and Celtic were his boyhood clubs. I get people in England not understanding that but it always annoys me when I hear Irish people take the p!ss out of him for that. When I was growing up (and Im a similar age to Robbie) I supported United, and like everyone else I knew supported Celtic.

    He had an excellent club career, probably was unlucky a couple of times with moves not working out like they should, but he was a high end Premiership striker for a long long time and that takes an excellent player to do.

    Revisionism is a hilarious thing sometimes, recently I was talking to a young cousin of mine who was in stitches when I said that Roy Keane was one of the best players in the world when he was top of his game. He had a view that Roy was just a kicker and that Gerrard and Vieria were the 2 great midfielders in England at that time and Roy was a bit crap. Now the kid is only 16 but it maddened me that there was that opinion around. I think Robbie still suffers from that sort of viewpoint. Maybe its because hes Irish and we dont appreciate what we had but year on year he was a regular goal scorer in a top league. He was never an Henry or Van Nistleroy but he was probably at the high end of the next level and thats not bad!

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    Quote Originally Posted by John83 View Post
    It's nothing new. It always rankled me that Irish fans put him down given the results and commitment he had for us over the whole span of his career. I'd rate him a smidge behind the best strikers of his generation (and as you say, if he'd found the right team at the right time, who knows what might have been), but people used go on like we should drop him in favour of ... dunno really. David ****ing Connolly?
    Connolly, then Kevin Doyle and in later years Shane Long. Laughable looking back at it.
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    Jonathan Woodgate (and presumably Robbie Keane) sacked by Middlesbrough. To be replaced by Neil Warnock. It was coming really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeLorean View Post
    Jonathan Woodgate (and presumably Robbie Keane) sacked by Middlesbrough. To be replaced by Neil Warnock. It was coming really.
    They should ask to stay and get some Lessons from the Auld Dog. Warnock really is something else ! Is he about 72 years old now ?

    Can you imagine a 72 year old taking your job ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by seanfhear View Post
    They should ask to stay and get some Lessons from the Auld Dog. Warnock really is something else ! Is he about 72 years old now ?

    Can you imagine a 72 year old taking your job ?
    Most of us can't even imagine being fired as often as the average football manager.

    Of course, there are exceptions...
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    Not just being replaced by one of the oldest managers in football but one from the graveyard, Warnock unwrapped only need to sleep walk a few results for Boro to keep them up.

    Has Robbie run out of dreams now? or as the song goes, 'people don't run out of dreams, they run out of time'?

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    He may manage his boyhood club next.

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    Well that gives him lots of options!
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    Hearing some rumors that Robbie is being lined up to take over as manager of LA Galaxy. Would be a good 1st step into management with him considering he is a club legend over here

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    Robbie's the true LA Galaxy legend, but Beckham got the statue.
    Only in USA!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by geysir View Post
    Robbie's the true LA Galaxy legend, but Beckham got the statue.
    Only in USA!!
    Beckham was great for Galaxy from a profile point of view, all about the dollars

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