Date: 25th April 2017 at 2:07pm
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Blues captain Paul Robinson has been charged with violent conduct by the Football Association for an incident in the aftermath of Aston Villa`s goal on Sunday. Robinson appeared to have deliberately held and tripped Villa defender James Chester during the goal celebrations.

The 68th minute incident was missed by the referee which has led to the FA`s involvement.

The player has until 6pm tomorrow to respond to the charge. If found guilty, Robinson will more than likely face an immediate ban resulting in his absence from the final two games of the season.


For the record, I like Robbo as a player and as a leader. But incidents like the one on Sunday show his stupidity when it is least needed.

It isn`t the first time Robbo has been reprimanded for violent conduct. He was sent off for reacting to a tackle during the win at Wolves and, although the red card was later rescinded, Robbo should never have given the referee and decision to make. It could have cost Blues the game.

I understand Robbo`s grievance – James Chester was all over him during the corner which led to Gabby Agbonlahor`s goal – but you simply cannot react like that.

When Gianfranco Zola stood down as Blues manager, many people were quick to call for Robbo as his interim replacement. However, situations like this prove that he does not yet have the mentality to be a manager.

It`s very likely that Blues will have to make do without their captain for the final two games – both crucial fixtures. Robbo will quite rightly be kicking himself for such immaturity.

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