Remembering that 95 yard goal from Paul Robinson: (memory lane)
Former Spurs goalkeeper and England international Paul Robinson today announced his retirement from the game of football. The Yorkshireman who played for Spurs between 2004 and 2008 became a popular and important figure at the lilywhites, Robinson who was signed from Leeds United for a fee of £1.5 million pounds back in May of 2004, Robinson went on to make 175 appearances for Spurs which included a 2008 league cup winners medal for Robinson. As well as a top shot stopper Robinson was also a brilliant kicker of the ball, and on St.Patrick’s day in 2007 Robinson created an unforgettable memory for Spurs fans, when in a premier league game against Watford, he remarkably scored the second goal of his professional career. I was sat in the north stand on that sunny Saturday afternoon at White Hart Lane, Martin Jol’s side were in full control of the game as Jermaine Jenas had put us ahead on the stroke of half time. On the 63rd minute of the game a seemingly routine free kick from 95 yards out was kicked by Robinson, even now I remember it in slow motion as it travelled all the way into Ben Foster’s box before bouncing over the England internationals head and into the back of the net, to the astonishment of the crowd. I remember thinking to myself did Robinson really score that! As Ricardo Rocha and Michael Dawson rushed to congratulate him, we ended up winning the game 3-1 over the hornets. But that game will forever be etched in to the memories of Spurs fans for the incredible long range goal scored by Paul Robinson. I wish Paul a very happy retirement and thank him for his time at Spurs.