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Offline Atomic

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When we sold Robson to Man Ure
« on: January 06, 2019, 07:29:13 PM »
........... At the time did we realise just how good he was? Arguably the best player we've ever produced.

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Re: When we sold Robson to Man Ure
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2019, 07:36:38 PM »
Undoubtedly, he was already the best midfielder in England the complete player.

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Re: When we sold Robson to Man Ure
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2019, 08:12:24 PM »
Derek Statham was the best player we ever produced. IMO of course!

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Re: When we sold Robson to Man Ure
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2019, 08:27:20 PM »
Derek Statham was the best player we ever produced. IMO of course!

I wouldn't actually disagree with that. I loved Statham he is the best left back I've ever seen. You can keep your Ashley Cole's and Roberto Carlos's seriously I would've picked Decka above any of them. Trouble is he was always bloody injured.

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Re: When we sold Robson to Man Ure
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2019, 11:00:47 PM »
Undoubtedly, he was already the best midfielder in England the complete player.

I actually think he was at his peak playing for us. As you say, he was the complete player - we must have played him in pretty much every outfield position and he was bloody brilliant whether you stuck him.

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Re: When we sold Robson to Man Ure
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2019, 11:12:02 PM »
Yes,despite 2 bad leg breaks.
I would put Statham and Robson on a par.
Derek was the best left back of his generation,he knows it ,we know it,the Londoner who played for England at left back knew it,why didn't the England manager know it?
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Re: When we sold Robson to Man Ure
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2019, 01:53:05 PM »
I actually think he was at his peak playing for us. As you say, he was the complete player - we must have played him in pretty much every outfield position and he was bloody brilliant whether you stuck him.

Spot on. He was deceptively quick too before the first leg break...he lost a split second of pace after that. I also think we saw the best of him.

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Re: When we sold Robson to Man Ure
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2019, 04:34:25 PM »
Undoubtedly, he was already the best midfielder in England the complete player.
Very true but not recognised by England selectors until his first games at manure

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Re: When we sold Robson to Man Ure
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2019, 04:40:26 PM »
When we got sold to United way back then ! That's when we should've of kicked on,  but alas here we are.
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Re: When we sold Robson to Man Ure
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2019, 05:21:11 PM »
Losing Robbo was a massive blow, but often overlooked, at the time, was the departure of Remi Moses to United. He was also a big miss for us at that stage of our team development
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Re: When we sold Robson to Man Ure
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2019, 07:51:05 PM »
Surely Tony Brown was the best £ for £ player we ever developed

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Re: When we sold Robson to Man Ure
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2019, 12:55:09 PM »
........... At the time did we realise just how good he was? Arguably the best player we've ever produced.

From memory it would have taken a very special kind of idiot not to have realised just how good he was back then, and if football forums had been around at the time I reckon we'd have found our fair share of 'em  ;D  ;) .
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Re: When we sold Robson to Man Ure
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2019, 01:23:29 PM »
Loved it when Robbo was picked for England whilst still a Baggie.
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Re: When we sold Robson to Man Ure
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2019, 01:42:06 PM »
Very true but not recognised by England selectors until his first games at manure

Robbo made his full England debut while he was playing for the Albion.

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Re: When we sold Robson to Man Ure
« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2019, 06:48:16 PM »
I do believe he practically forced his move by playing like a Mike Phelan
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Re: When we sold Robson to Man Ure
« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2019, 07:16:26 PM »
Surely Tony Brown was the best £ for £ player we ever developed

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Re: When we sold Robson to Man Ure
« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2019, 07:20:14 PM »
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Re: When we sold Robson to Man Ure
« Reply #17 on: January 10, 2019, 12:26:39 AM »
Remi moses went to man u
Along with robbo. A double blow to our team

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Re: When we sold Robson to Man Ure
« Reply #18 on: January 10, 2019, 12:45:27 AM »
Dekka / Robbo / Bomber / Cyrille / Laurie / Bobby Hope / Len Cantello / John Wile,

so many great footballers have graced us, I do feel sorry for the current fans who may never get to see there like in the stripes!

Had fate not dealt such a horrible cruel blow, I am convinced Martyn Bennett would have topped them all
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