The following article is being reprinted with permission of ComptonStars (a Wolves fan blog), it is about Jack Robinson’s time at Wolves while on loan from Liverpool.
I’ll cut to the chase was Jack Robinson any good during his time on loan at Wolves? and the answer would be a resounding yes after getting in the team less than 24 hours after signing he was thrown straight into the fire away to Barnsley, Jack has played nearly every game since missing just the one, including in that time a MOTM award vs Middlesborough.
The pros of Jack Robinson are certainly his decision making and timing, knowing when to drop off or go and meet the ball this is extremely impressive of somebody at 19 years old, from an offensive point of view with is extremely prevalent of fullbacks in the modern game I liked how when he was in the final third he would nearly always find a player with the cutback rather than an aimless ball into the box, again this comes down to making the correct decision with and without the ball, this in my opinion separates top footballers from average footballers, his passion, desire and no nonsense tackling ability was good to see and made him a firm fans favorite during his time at Molineux.
The cons that i picked up on Jack are he may lack a touch of dymatism that you would see from an J Enrique or Glen Johnsen (from my limited viewing of the players mentioned) the ability to get up and down to support the attack from fullback, I am not saying this wont improve in the future I am speaking how i saw it in the present, while i noted it as a positive his passion and desire were close to boiling over on a few occasions with a risky challenges he didn’t have to make whilst on a yellow card, but i don’t see that as much of an issue when you take a young players instinct away from them you are limiting them as a person and a footballer.
In my opinion do I think he could play 1st team football for Liverpool Football club in the upcoming 2013/2014 season? Answer would be yes, no doubt but not on a regular basis just yet, maybe a few games in and out, in the cups and against the smaller teams in the division where the pressure is not as great and he can develop at his own pace.
Another option is another loan I would say this is only suitable if its to a team where he will start week in week out if he can get this at a smaller Premiership team then ideal but if he has to drop to the top to the top end of the Championship i wouldn’t be against that providing he plays week in week out, i am just gutted its not with Wolves.
To conclude having Jack Robinson at Wolves was an absolute pleasure and you wont have any Wolves fans that would say a bad word about him you can be reassured Liverpool fans Jack Robinson will be your left back and possibly center back for years to come.
Liverpool and Everton cancelled out each other in a rather forgettable 220th Merseyside derby at Anfield. Chances were few and far between as Everton looked to stay above their neighbours in the league and finish above them for the second season in a row for the first time since 1937. Everton rarely threatened to win at Anfield for the first time in 14 years, although Everton had a goal disallowed when Distin headed past Reina in the second half. Liverpool’s best chances came from Sturridge and Gerrard but Liverpool had to settle for a point.
Brendan Rodgers kept the same team that destroyed Newcastle last weekend with Reina once again keeping goal with a protection of Johnson, Agger, Carragher and Enrique the defence in front of him. Coutinho, Lucas, Gerrard, Henderson and Downing completed the midfield with Daniel Sturridge playing as the lone striker in attack with Suarez serving the second match of his 10 match ban.
Liverpool showed Everton appreciation of the support they’ve given the Hillsborough families over the years prior to kick-off when the Kop held up a mosaic that read “Thanks”.
Jamie Carragher was making his last appearance in a Merseyside derby his 30th in total and he would hope to make his last a win.
Henderson’s raking ball to Sturridge followed by a similar pass by Gerrard showed Liverpool’s intent on utilising Sturridge’s pace. Gerrard looked really up for this derby match as he crashed into challenges, one of which resulted in him moving gingerly for a few minutes after clashing with Osman.
Everton settled well and dominated possession and Fellaini almost scored but his stabbed effort from a Baines’ free-kick just missed the far post.
Chances in the first half were at a premium but Gerrard saw a goal-bound effort superbly blocked by Jagielka before the Liverpool Captain curled a free-kick just wide. Then Jagielka produced a tremendous goal-saving tackle on Coutinho as the Brazilian was just about to pull the trigger.
The second half started with Liverpool looking more threatening as Coutinho released Sturridge behind the Everton defence, but the striker could not get round Tim Howard in a one-on-one situation before eventually firing into the side-netting.
Distin thought he had given the visitors the lead just before the hour mark when he headed a Baines’ corner past Reina, but his effort was disallowed.
Coutinho then got his finish all wrong when he tried a delicate finish before Gerrard rounded Howard only to be denied by Distin’s goalline clearance.
But the match petered out in the latter stages as Everton looked happy with the draw and Liverpool ran out of ideas.
A very disappointing derby with few chances and Liverpool never created enough chances against a very organised Everton defence. Steven Gerrard was superb driving his team on but disappointingly not enough of his team-mates were in the same mood. Everton had the best of the first half but Jagielka made two superb blocks to deny Liverpool. Liverpool were better in the second half but Everton were disappointing in the way they settled for a draw in the second half as they tried to time waste at every opportunity. Everton must feel aggrieved that Distin’s effort was ruled out because there looked little wrong with the goal. Sturridge was poor today and looked like he didn’t like the physical treatment from the Everton defence. This derby won’t live long in the memory.
So, the 220th Merseyside Derby ended all square, as Liverpool and Everton played out a largely disappointing 0-0 draw at Anfield. Though Liverpool had the better of the chances it was the purple smoke bomb wielding Evertonians who will be left the most upset as Sylvain Distin’s goal was ruled out…. Post match, The Redmen TV bring you Uncensored analysis and the reactions of LFC fans worldwide…
Liverpool’s hopes of finishing above Everton in this season’s league table were dealt a severe blow after their city rivals held the Reds to a hard-fought stalemate today at Anfield. The draw leaves David Moyes’ side in sixth place, five points ahead of their Merseyside neighbours.
However, overhauling the Blues is by no means impossible yet.
In order to finish above them, Brendan Rodgers’ men must win their final two games, a trip to Fulham before welcoming QPR to Anfield on the final day. This would give the Reds a final points tally of 61.
If Liverpool fulfil their side of the permutation, Everton would need two points to ensure they retain their place above their rivals. The Blues host West Ham before travelling to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea in the final round of league fixtures.
Therefore, if Everton earn one point or less from their two remaining fixtures, Liverpool could take full advantage.
The Anfield faithful will therefore be hoping that West Ham, whose ranks include on-loan Reds striker Andy Carroll, and Chelsea, managed by ex-Reds manager Rafael Benitez, will provide a crucial aid as Liverpool attempt to prevent the ignominy of finishing below their bitter rivals from across Stanley Park for a second consecutive season, an event that has not occurred since 1937.
Sunday sees Liverpool face the Blue Sh*te from across Stanley Park in the 220th Merseyside Derby, and The Redmen TV have all the Uncensored Match Build up from both perspectives…
- It’s the most stressful time of the year!
- Can Moyes Break the 10 year curse?
- How Important For Rodgers to Keep it going?
- The Definition of Bitterness
- TRIVIA QUESTION
- Form Guide: Everton’s Dismal Away Form
- Dangerman Focus: Fellaini
- A Test of Character over Complacency following Newcastle Win?
- Thoughts On Both Lineups
- 5 points Gap- too much, too late?
- Score Predictions
- TRIVIA ANSWER