Just seen this on Twitter:
Paul Robinson (12) has conceded 4 more goals from outside the box this season than any other keeper in the league (Wayne Hennessey – 8)
I have been banging on about Paul Robinson not being a good goalkeeper for years now. He is very good at the reflex stuff that look good on TV, but consistently posts saves/shots ratios that are worse than most other goalkeepers, mainly because he seems hugely vulnerable to shots from a bit further out. He did this at Spurs, so it’s not just a Blackburn thing.
This is one of football’s little mysteries: the shots look so good that the assumption is always that the keeper could do nothing with them. But good goalkeepers can make adjustments so that by the time the shot gets to them they save it. Their important work happens before we’re even looking at them.
Not a new thought (here, anyway), so I’ll pass on.
But the main point is that Fulham almost never do well against Paul Robinson, and almost never test him with efforts from distance. Grrrrr.