Playing over 200 games is one way to assert yourself as an icon at West Brom, but scoring against Aston Villa is something that could secure you legend status with the Baggies, and Paul Robinson knows both narratives well.
Paul Robinson – 238 games, 5 goals.
A player that epitomised the term ‘leave it all out there on the pitch’. Robbo never gave less than 100% in the famous blue and white stripes.
— Baggies Vault (@TheBaggiesVault) February 10, 2020
The former Albion defender played 234 appearances for West Brom in his six-year stint with the club as stats from Transfermarkt show, and although Robinson managed just fives goals in total during his time at the Hawthorns, the Watford academy graduate was a player who wasn’t afraid to make his presence known on the pitch with his big defensive tackles and no-nonsense attitude.
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Yet on social media, it is his goal against Aston Villa in 2005 that West Brom supporters really remember, with Robinson ensuring that the points were shared that day with a last-minute equaliser for the Baggies against their city rivals, and supporters had plenty to say about that iconic goal as well as other moments from the towering defender.
Here’s what plenty of fans had to say on Twitter about Robinson’s time with West Brom…
That goal against Villa. Scenes.
— Dave Neale (@baggiedave70) February 10, 2020
— JonoGreening8 (@JonoGreening8) February 11, 2020
What a goal! What a moment!
— Richard stevens (@Richstevens_) February 11, 2020
Him kicking the advertising board and getting his foot stuck in it
— DOM PRIEST (@Dom_Priest94) February 10, 2020
— Ste (@ste198t2) February 10, 2020
— paulbaggie1 (@paulbaggiehand1) February 10, 2020
Now retired, Robinson is now a coach for Birmingham City at U-23 level.