Ashdown Profile

Niall

Join Date:
2010-08-04

Blogs Owned

1 - ROBBO

Former BBC blogger Robbo is a no nonsense sports pundit. He says it as he sees it, does Robbo. None.. of the mealy-mouthed hogwash from former players. Just straight down the line analysis with a bit of.. silliness thrown in.

Visit Follow

Other Tags: football, pundit, Middlesbrough, Robbo

Latest Blog Posts

  • Ho ho ho! It's Robbo's Christmas Presents!
    on Dec 24, 2015
    Happy Christmas Christians! And to the other 67%of the UK population - and the rest of the world - I hope you're busy being merry in the best way you know how.Traditionally I like to play Santa at this time of year, bestowing my largesse on the great...
  • Just say MO to Fury
    on Dec 10, 2015
    Well it's nearly Christmas time and that must mean one thing: it's time for the old 'Sports Personality! That's a contradiction in terms!' joke. Done.Except this year there's one candidate who, for reasons best known to himself, is very much a 'perso...
  • Vive La France, Vive Jonah
    on Nov 20, 2015
    There's no such thing as a friendly international. It used to be the case. Nowadays they are always 'feeling out' exercises that by and large leave England supporters disarmed by futile optimism. Tuesday night at Wembley had none of that, unless...
  • Spurs On The Up!
    on Nov 9, 2015
    Confession time. This might come as something of a shock to many of few. It certainly shocks me. Here it is: I’ve always had something of a soft spot for Tottenham Hotspur. What, the laughably unsuccessful neighbour of the not quite so laughingly u...
  • Hardy Vardy*
    on Nov 4, 2015
    All strikers get on a roll. Even Darren Bent. Hell even Paul Mariner, a man who looked like a featherless goose and often played like one, managed a fine run of goalscoring for England once. Last night Wayne Rooney got on the scoresheet for...
  • Go 'WayJose!
    on Oct 27, 2015
    Finding out that Aston Villa had fired Tim Sherwood was about as surprising as an England batting collapse. Villa have been unable to construct anything resembling a team plan since they lost the one-man wrecking-ball Benteke over the summer. (It say...
  • England Expects (Very Little)
    on Oct 14, 2015
    10 out of 10. England completed the job in Vilnius on Monday night with a comfortable win against a bunch of Nordic looking types who you've never heard of. It might well be that the Lithuanians weren't entirely au fait with the England team either.
  • Blue Days At The Bridge
    on Sep 16, 2015
    What a pretty Premier League picture the table paints this morning. First up, all hail Signor Ranieri and his fearless foxes. The quiet dismissal of Nigel Pearson was a bold move. Not least because Big Nige always has the bearing of a night-club boun...
  • Well Done Wazza!
    on Sep 10, 2015
    Congratulations to the Pie-Faced Wonder. Wayne Rooney crashed home another penalty to see him become England's record scorer. Glenn Hoddle purred that the keeper got nowhere near it. The keeper touched it on its way in actually, Glenn, but then, with...
  • Precious Stones Bound To Go
    on Aug 26, 2015
    The window's closing and inexorably the cost of young English talent rises. Any club with a perceived gap in their squad is starting to leave extra sacks of cash outside the door of any lad with a UK passport and a smidgeon of talent. The likes of Be...
  • More More Mourinho
    on Aug 19, 2015
    Okay. It's been a long, long time. There are reasons why I've not been opining on footy for a while. 1. I was out the country and didn't fancy guessing how things were going back here. 2. By the time I got back it was pretty much done and dusted and...
  • Blue Heaven, New Hell
    on May 8, 2015
    So that's good, then. Great Britain has voted for its own funeral. Perpetuate the wealth staying in the hands of the already too wealthy, shuffling to and from our zero hours 'jobs' while the loaded push great wads of cash back and forth across an ex...
  • Backing The Boro
    on Apr 27, 2015
    First off, I'm not pissed off. Boro were magnificent in their 4-3 defeat at Fulham and although it was a little heartbreaking to not get owt out of the game at all, they've got to be feeling that the play-offs is ours to win.I didn't blame the manage...
  • A Keeper's Lot Is Not A Happy One
    on Apr 20, 2015
    Ah goalkeepers. Like liking the socket on the kettle, stroking wasps and walking in on your parents at midnight, most of us learn from a very early age that it's not for us. Fly goalies is just a way of making sure you're not stuck there all bloody a...
  • Manuel Labouring
    on Apr 14, 2015
    So another filthily rich football club prepares to ditch a nice man coz the players can't really be arsed. Manuel Pellegrini wears a haunted look these days, and given that at the best of times the Chilean appears to have just stepped off the world's...
  • Up The Boro, Down the Boro
    on Apr 7, 2015
    First to fourth. Like an over-optimistic British Olympian it's hard not to escape the feeling that we've forgotten to dip on the line. I'm not saying Boro's performances were pedestrian against Watford and Bournemouth. It was more like they were spon...
  • Total Eclipse of the Premier League
    on Mar 20, 2015
    WHERE THE FUCK HAVE YOU BEEN?Well that's what the wife said when I got in, but it's what a lot of you have been tweeting darkly over the past few months, Well I've been working in America, home of the freak-based sports of basketball and US football,...
  • New Year Predictions Part 2
    on Jan 13, 2015
    JULYThe Tour de France begins and Yorkshiremen line the streets of hill and dale, shaking their heads ruefully and wondering what's happened to t'Tour, "It's not like it was in my day" says one.England win the Women's World Cup Final, and the nation...
  • New Year Predictions Part One
    on Jan 1, 2015
    How do and a Happy New Year to all of yus (Geordies included). Hang on, wait a mo - you UKIP voters can just fuck off.Now where was I? The New Year is upon us and to a bloke who turned 50 just last month 2015 still sounds like stupidly far into the f...
  • Back From Brooklyn...
    on Dec 24, 2014
    So I've been away. For far too long. I've been in USA where, even in Brooklyn, soccer seems to be the attention-seeking toddler peeping through and around the legs of the unfeasibly tall (basketballers) and unfeasibly wide (US footballers) that domin...
1
Blogs
0
Followers
0
Following