Robbie Keane - The Get Out Of Jail Card?
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Robbie Keane - The Get Out Of Jail Card?

Robbie Keane - The Get Out Of Jail Card?

Well, I think most will agree with me, Robbie Keane looked a bit rubbish yesterday?!?!?!?!

Ha...! Cut above pretty much anyone else on the pitch wasn`t he? Knows where to pass, creates space, makes the right moves and most importantly, he knows exactly where the goal is.

Shame we didn`t get him a decade ago. Oh, by the way, a myth buster. Doug Ellis didn`t stop the move over £500k. Every time John Gregory went to watch him at Wolves, he wasn`t impressing and as JG said later, he wasn`t the only PL manager to miss out on him as he obviously moved abroad.

Damn, could have been a legend!

I do so hate these loans though, he`ll break our hearts when he leaves I think. He was our best player by far in my ever so humble and then you sort of know, he`s off again. With that said, I think his goals might just have turned our season. If we`d lost, we would have gone to 15th and I`d have put money on us being in a rest of season long relegation battle. What would worry me is the teams around and abouts the bottom 6 are used to battling down there, our lot aren`t.

Two outstanding goals by Keane. If only we could keep him!

Talking about that, Alex McLeish would also like that! He told

He would love the 31-year-old to stay.

"It is up to Robbie. If he feels he wants to come back, I`m sure there would be some welcoming arms. I would like to think we`d be interested."

However Robbie did say last week that he likes the lifestyle in the USA and he isn`t looking to move back to the PL permanently.


Still think, Premiership wide, that the loan system is just wrong and the rules should not have been changed, however this one loan has - it seems - got us out of jail and hey, we`ve actually seen a true quality player on the pitch, first time in a long time we`ve had a player who you feel can score from anywhere isn`t it?! Just shows the other strikers (hopefully) if you shoot, you might just score!

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I'm happy to be proved wrong, I didn't think Keano would come in and make such an impact straight away. If he scores a few more and changes the course of a game or two we're struggling in, it will have been a good bit of business.
24/01/2012 01:43:00
How is Eck getting a mention for Keane doing all the hard work?? Half his fellow countrymen are here. If Shay and Dunne weren't I doubt that he would've signed. True Eck wanted him but there's NO credit due for picking someone and then hoofing the ball to him and hoping that he'll score!!
23/01/2012 12:17:00
those three points were probably worth half a mill. just to keep our heads out of the relegation zone class act got to admit well done Mcleish as an earlier post said credit where its due.
23/01/2012 11:32:00
"My record is there and no one is going to take away the goals I scored before I left," he said. "But it was my choice to go over there and I haven't really missed the Premier League. I'm only here for a short time. I wasn't looking to come back [when I signed for Villa]. But it was too long a time for me to be sitting around waiting for pre-season and I wanted to start playing again." From the Independent today...
The Fear
23/01/2012 09:54:00
lol, was it Wolves to Cov then ... oh yes, then to Internazionale ... my bad! LOL
The Fear
23/01/2012 09:53:00
fear - I know they're all a bit weird in coventry but I wouldn't go so far as to say it's abroad.......JG was too influenced by the comments of a certain Man Ure manager and Ellis was too tight. We had made a £6M bid at the time, hardly the action you take if the player had never impressed you. Anyway water under the bridge, can only wonder what might have been if we'd got him all those years ago.
23/01/2012 08:37:00
I think the lure of a successfull loan spelland his passion for football may just work in our favour, don't write off him joining permanently in the summer? And lets give Mcleish a pat on the back, cos there is no way we could spend 500k / £1million (i think this loan has costed us approx) on any player that would have scored those goals yesterday and won us 3 points!
22/01/2012 19:57:00
Stig, I've lived in and around LA. Birmingham doesn't come close. Not only that, as a designated player, he's not going to be struggling financially over there.
22/01/2012 17:02:00
Stig, do think the dump bits are where Keane lives? I agree with you but I guess he lives a bit closer to Rodeo Drive than the dumpy bits. I suspect the most we can hope for from him is 8 or 10 points to lift the season.
22/01/2012 16:41:00
LA isn't as brilliant as you might think, a vast spralling city that never ends, and largely a dump in places.
22/01/2012 16:34:00
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