Date:Tuesday May 8 2012
There has been talk about Spurs looking to bring Rob Green to Spurs as competition or cover for the No1 jersey, but with Blackburn`s relegation, I wonder if there is room to being back an old boy?
Things didn`t really end well of Paul Robinson in his final months at Spurs. Seemingly he wasn`t rated by the then manager Juande Ramos and his form certainly dropped away, as he went from perhaps our best keeper of the Premiership era, to one that brought feelings of terror every time the ball entered our half.
Paul is now 32 years old, which is a youngster, compared to Brad and Carlo, but he would also have appeared to have matured and recovered from a nightmare spell where his confidence disintegrated following the Gary Neville bobbling back-pass, and he endured a 12 month international nightmare, with more errors, as he was blamed for goals against Germany and Russia in particular and his club form was also something of a nightmare, culminating in his losing his place to Radek Cerny before finally being sold to Blackburn following the arrival of Heurelho Gomes.
Spurs face an interesting dilemma in looking at Rob Green, who though has had his own International nightmare, has had a very good season again for West Ham, but is out of contract in June, so would be a free transfer pick up for somebody who is willing to make him the right offer. Personally I have always felt that Green has had a negative press, but is a keeper of the highest quality, but can occasionally make the odd high profile mistake, but can just as easily be a match winner
The alternative could be to return to Paul Robinson and hope that as he has aged, he has forgotten the worse spell of his career and might consider taking a final chance at challenging for silverware and perhaps even playing Champions league football once again, as he did for Leeds, just after his 20th birthday. The fact that Spurs fans have always given him a great reception on his return, may actually make this move far easier than it would perhaps otherwise have been.
You would guess that Blackburn may be forced to consider selling Robinson, to either generate funds or perhaps simply get a bigger earner off the wage bill, so perhaps a bid of around £2m would be sufficient to tempt them into selling a player who has been highly consistent once again, though is that maturity or being under a dimmer spotlight?
Perhaps neither are keepers you would want at White Hart Lane, but perhaps much would depend on how much money Harry has made available to him this summer. You can imagine that strikers and central defenders are essential signings, plus perhaps a winger and a right back, so could getting a free or at least cheap keeper, with proven Premiership and international experience be a worthwhile consideration if it allowed the club to spend what they have in other areas???
Date:Tuesday May 8 2012
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