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Oxford boss Karl Robinson not eyeing wholesale changes for Shrewsbury clash

Posted Monday, October 18, 2021 by PA17 hits

Oxford boss Karl Robinson is unlikely to make widespead changes against Shrewsbury, despite a first home league defeat of the season to Plymouth.Robinson called the players in on a scheduled day off on Sunday to discuss Saturday’s 3-1 defeat at the Kassam Stadium and said he left encouraged by the reaction of his squad.Herbie Kane proved his fitness after a recent hamstring issue by playin...Full Story »

FOOTIE SHOCK Jack Grealish could be quizzed as rape case witness after going clubbing with Benjamin Mendy hours before ‘attack’

Posted Sunday, October 17, 2021 by hits

The £100million star and fellow ace Riyad Mahrez were at a nightclub with Benjamin Mendy before he is said to have committed the offence. Jack Grealish partied with Benjamin Mendy who is alleged to have raped agirl just hours later Riyad Mahrez was also at a nightclub with Benjamin Mendy shortly before he is said to have committed the offence Mendy, 27, has been charged with a string of ...Full Story »

Mark Robins praises ‘brave’ Coventry for comeback draw at Blackburn

Posted Sunday, October 17, 2021 by PA17 hits

Coventry manager Mark Robins praised the “bottle” of his “brave” side after they fought back from two goals down to draw 2-2 at Blackburn.The hosts looked well on their way after a clinical two-goal burst at the end of the first half, through Joe Rothwell’s clever finish and Sam Gallagher’s effort.But the Sky Blues showed great character to fight back with two...Full Story »

Stephen Kenny hopes Callum Robinson realises how important he can be for Ireland

Posted Wednesday, October 13, 2021 by PA61 hits

Stephen Kenny is hoping in-form striker Callum Robinson realises how important he could be to the Republic of Ireland after scoring five goals in his last two games.The West Brom forward followed up his double in Saturday’s qualifying victory in Azerbaijan with a hat-trick in a 4-0 friendly rout of World Cup hosts Qatar in Dublin on Tuesday evening to take his tally for his country to six ...Full Story »

Callum Robinson hat-trick sees the Republic of Ireland hammer Qatar

Posted Wednesday, October 13, 2021 by PA73 hits

Callum Robinson plundered a hat-trick as the Republic of Ireland beat World Cup hosts Qatar 4-0 to win back-to-back games for the first time since March 2019.Robinson, whose first-half double in Azerbaijan on Saturday set up a 3-0 World Cup qualifying victory, repeated the trick inside 13 minutes at the Aviva Stadium and then added a third eight minutes after the restart to become the first Irel...Full Story »

Callum Robinson ends a week of Covid-19 controversy with double in Republic win

Posted Sunday, October 10, 2021 by PA62 hits

Callum Robinson ended a week of controversy with a decisive double as the Republic of Ireland won a competitive match for the first time under manager Stephen Kenny in Azerbaijan.Robinson hit the headlines in the run-up to the game after revealing he had chosen not to be vaccinated against Covid-19 despite twice contracting the virus, but provided the perfect response to the criticism he receive...Full Story »

Mark Robinson praises AFC Wimbledon after battling draw with Burton

Posted Sunday, October 03, 2021 by PA30 hits

AFC Wimbledon manager Mark Robinson feels a change of shape in the second half brought a big improvement in his team during their 1-1 draw with Burton.Even so, the Dons were close to a fourth straight league defeat before Luke McCormick rifled home an equaliser towards the end of what was a low-quality encounter at Plough Lane.Following a first half as filthy as the weather, it was almost fittin...Full Story »

Mark Robins credits Coventry’s ‘belief’ for comeback win against Fulham

Posted Saturday, October 02, 2021 by PA28 hits

Mark Robins explained that he told his Coventry players to believe at half-time before their second-half onslaught against Fulham resulted in a 4-1 Sky Bet Championship victory.The Sky Blues went into the break a goal down after Kyle McFadzean’s own goal before a brace from Viktor Gyokeres, Matty Godden’s penalty and Ian Maatsen’s thunderbolt completed a remarkable turnaround.&...Full Story »

Gillingham boss Steve Evans says keeper clash with fans “disturbing”

Posted Wednesday, September 29, 2021 by PA51 hits

An unsavoury incident which apparently saw a coin thrown at Gillingham goalkeeper Jamie Cumming marred his side’s first away win of the season as they triumphed 2-0 at Cambridge.Coins and a bottle appeared to be thrown at Cumming as he celebrated his side’s second goal in front of the home fans.Cumming had earlier made two fantastic saves to preserve his side’s lead after Vadai...Full Story »

Stephen Robinson praises ‘real steel and grit’ as Morecambe see off Lincoln

Posted Wednesday, September 29, 2021 by PA10 hits

Morecambe boss Stephen Robinson praised his side’s grit and determination after they beat last year’s League One play-off finalists Lincoln 2-0 at the Mazuma Stadium.After seeing second-half goals from Cole Stockton and Scott Wootton earn his side a second win in three games, Robinson said: “I was delighted with the performance because there was real steel and grit to it.&ldquo...Full Story »

That’s been coming – Karl Robinson hails thumping win and Nathan Holland display

Posted Wednesday, September 29, 2021 by PA12 hits

Oxford boss Karl Robinson heaped praise on Nathan Holland after his two goals helped dispatch Accrington 5-1 at the Kassam Stadium.The on-loan West Ham player’s first was a stunning solo effort before he quickly added a second from close range to open the floodgates for Oxford.Robinson said: “That’s been coming, we’ve been threatening to do something like that.“We&r...Full Story »

No new injury worries for Oxford boss Karl Robinson

Posted Monday, September 27, 2021 by PA65 hits

Oxford boss Karl Robinson has a strong squad at his disposal for the midweek visit of Accrington.Cameron Brannagan came through Saturday’s draw with Gillingham unscathed after a recent back injury and is expected to keep his place in the side.Sam Winnall is pushing for a return to the side after shrugging off a recent hip injury as well as a bout of illness.Mark Sykes came off the bench of...Full Story »

Karl Robinson pays tribute to Oxford fans following a home draw with Gillingham

Posted Sunday, September 26, 2021 by PA11 hits

Oxford boss Karl Robinson paid tribute to his club’s fans after they stood and applauded at the end despite their team wasting chance after chance in the 1-1 draw with Gillingham.Matty Taylor fired the U’s in front after five minutes from Herbie Kane’s pass through the middle, for his first goal in seven matches.But Alex MacDonald levelled for Gillingham with a spectacular equa...Full Story »

Stephen Robinson hails ‘brave’ Morecambe after thrilling draw

Posted Sunday, September 26, 2021 by PA3 hits

Morecambe boss Stephen Robinson heaped praise on his players as they came from behind to take a point from Lancashire rivals Accrington despite going down to 10 men.Shane McLoughlin was sent off before half-time and when Colby Bishop put Stanley 3-2 ahead on 68 minutes they looked set for the points, until Cole Stockton levelled with his 10th goal of the season nine minutes from time.Robinson sa...Full Story »

Mark Robins lauds striker Viktor Gyokeres after Swede’s brace downs Peterborough

Posted Saturday, September 25, 2021 by PA40 hits

Coventry boss Mark Robins heaped praise on his star Swedish striker after Viktor Gyokeres’ brace lifted the Sky Blues into the top two of the Sky Bet Championship.City saw off Peterborough 3-0 at the Coventry Building Society Arena on Friday night as Gyokeres’ second-half double quickly followed Gustavo Hamer’s opener.“He’s gleaming from belief,” said Robins. ...Full Story »

Stephen Robinson pleased as Morecambe win at Crewe

Posted Wednesday, September 22, 2021 by PA15 hits

Stephen Robinson was delighted with his Morecambe players for executing a counter-attacking game plan to perfection in their 3-1 win at Crewe.The Shrimps soaked up home pressure but made it count when they ventured forward as they claimed their first win on their travels this term.The Lancashire side made the most of fine deliveries from the wings to catch Crewe cold in the first half.Adam Phill...Full Story »

Mark Robins hails “outstanding” defensive effort as Coventry edge Cardiff

Posted Thursday, September 16, 2021 by PA41 hits

Manager Mark Robins was pleased with the way 10-man Coventry handled Cardiff after they moved just one point off the top of the Sky Bet Championship with a 1-0 win at the Coventry Building Society Arena.Viktor Gyokeres’ 15th-minute strike proved the difference after he latched onto Callum O’Hare’s flick and curled past Dillon Phillips in the Cardiff goal with defenders bearing ...Full Story »

Rubin Colwill’s double means more misery for Forest and boss Chris Hughton

Posted Sunday, September 12, 2021 by PA54 hits

Substitute Rubin Colwill scored twice as Cardiff came from behind to beat Nottingham Forest 2-1 and pile the pressure on under-fire boss Chris Hughton.Forest had gone ahead at the City Ground when Lewis Grabban slotted home midway through the first half.But Cardiff’s robust approach gradually ground the home side down and 19-year-old Colwill conjured up his first senior goal to level the s...Full Story »

Mark Robinson hails AFC Wimbledon’s ‘character and belief’ in win at Morecambe

Posted Sunday, September 12, 2021 by PA12 hits

AFC Wimbledon boss Mark Robinson was full of praise for his side after a second-half stoppage-time goal from Ayoub Assal clinched all three points in a seven-goal thriller against Morecambe at the Mazuma Stadium.Anthony Hartigan gave the Dons an early lead before Cole Stockton and Shane McLoughlin put the home team ahead with two early second-half goals.Ethan Chislett made it 2-2 with a right-fo...Full Story »

‘Great team performance’ delights Coventry boss Mark Robins

Posted Sunday, September 12, 2021 by PA11 hits

Mark Robins praised “a great team performance” after Coventry’s fine 2-0 win over Middlesbrough.Viktor Gyokeres opened the scoring before Martyn Waghorn finally broke his goal duck for the season as the Sky Blues beat Boro for the first time in nine years.“It was brilliant,” beamed boss Robins. “We worked really hard this week.“We’ve just spoken in...Full Story »

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