Paul Robinson tweeted from last night’s club awards ceremony simply stating that it’s “time to relax.”
The 39-year-old was reflecting on his decision to retire after six years of service to the club:
— Paul Robinson (@Robbo04pr) May 7, 2018
Fans responded to the message with their best wishes for the future:
— Marc Skinner (@MDSkinner83) May 7, 2018
Enjoy Robbo you deserve it, go down as a legend at our club
— Dean Lomas (@lomas_dean) May 8, 2018
@BCFC we need Robbo at the Club as a Coach as he has so much to off the young lads coming through and the 1st Team KRO Robbo
— Mark Askey (@markaskey21) May 7, 2018
Thank you for everything you don on and off the pitch KRO
— Matthew Bowater (@MBowater) May 7, 2018
Hope you stay with us Robbo ????
— Gary Boulton (@GaryBoulton24) May 7, 2018
An inspiration …
— Ian James (@IanJames63) May 8, 2018
Enjoy your retirement x
— pam dawson (@1_dawson) May 8, 2018
Its going to be weird not seeing you in and around the team. Ive been a fan for 12 years now and youve been there half the time! I hope you stay in some sort of role, hopefully a coach because if i was one of them young players I would look up to you, I know that!
KRO robbo ????????
— brad cooper (@bradcoopa) May 7, 2018
Happy retirement Robbo ! #keeprighton
— Ian Genge (@IanGenge) May 7, 2018
Deserved well done robbo
— Matt Paxton-Rhodes (@MPR1106) May 7, 2018
A roll model to any player, fitness and work ethic never in doubt, all class on the field. Thank you for your service to the club and game and all the best in the future. #KRO
— Chris Wood (@woodzybcfc) May 7, 2018
Robbo has been a great servant for the club, and it was fantastic that he was given the chance to have a send-off in front of the fans against Fulham.
It was superb touch from Garry Monk to let the defender onto the field for the final moments on Sunday. The fact that we knew Championship survival had been secured by then made it all the sweeter.
There is a possibility that Paul could return in a coaching role sometime in the future. The manager confirmed after the game at the weekend that the club will explore ways for him to stay in a non-playing capacity in the “coming weeks.”