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RIP. Real shame seemed like a really top bloke although not the greatest player always gave a 100% .and that's all you can ask . 

Great quote this 

 

When the final whistle went on Liverpool's Champions League semi-final against Chelsea at Anfield in May, the victors' former striker Michael Robinson leaped in the air, screamed "Yes!" at the top of his voice and broke into tears - which would not have been a problem except that he was commentating on the match for Spanish television and an entire nation heard him. "Liverpool are in the final but Michael can't speak," Robinson's colleague, Carlos Martínez, told viewers. "He's crying too much." By the time the whistle went in Istanbul, two weeks later, the tears were gushing down his cheeks

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My enduring memory of Robbo at Liverpool was in the time when pre game, The Kop used to sing each player's song, we all sang, 'There's only one fatty Robbo!' and he acknowledged us with a big grin on his face.

 

RIP and YNWA.

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RIP.

 

I think he was the first player to run to Alan Kennedy after the left back had slotted the winning penalty in the 1984 final in Rome.

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22 minutes ago, Trumo said:

RIP.

 

I think he was the first player to run to Alan Kennedy after the left back had slotted the winning penalty in the 1984 final in Rome.

I remember that. 

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Lovely tribute from El Pais.

 

 

https://english.elpais.com/sports/2020-04-28/legendary-soccer-commentator-michael-robinson-dies-aged-61.html

 

Without Robinson, sport in Spain will be if not mute, at least somewhat hoarse. And rightly so, because there has been no one else who commentates like he did, alongside the great Carlos Martínez, and there is unlikely to be anyone like him in the future.

 

Paradoxically, he was the sports commentator who spoke the best Spanish. He knew how to ration his judgments and he avoided useless verbiage. He gave out wise advice to more than one colleague in this respect. “They don’t give us the microphone so that we talk, but so that we can talk.”

 

... It will be difficult to turn up the volume of the TV when the soccer is on from now on. At least until artificial intelligence manages to create a clone that resembles Robinson. The broadcaster was blessed with the virtues that so many aspire to but that are only available to a few chosen ones: true charisma and genuine authenticity.

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43 minutes ago, Trumo said:

RIP.

 

I think he was the first player to run to Alan Kennedy after the left back had slotted the winning penalty in the 1984 final in Rome.

 

Just watched the shootout on Youtube. It was actually Skippy who ran up to Barney Rubble. Robinson ran over to Joe and the coaching staff.

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8 minutes ago, stringvest said:

That was quite moving from Souness there

He’s been good on Sky in the mornings lately. I’m working from home or I would have seen that. 
 

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