Karl Robinson’s impassioned post transfer video appearance was odd. He should have probably counted to 100 before he started but evidently our Karl can’t resist a camera and a microphone.
So which player was he on about and what club was getting the full force of his anger?
Samir Carruthers and Ben Reeves were so obviously on Robinson’s transfer target list. He hardly kept that quiet. Secrets don’t seem to be one of the Liverpudlian’s strengths! Carruthers went to Sheffield United. Reeves contract is up in the summer and MK Dons went public and said he would go nowhere. Reeves to his credit has carried on playing without any fuss.
By common agreement the subject of Robinson’s rant was MK Dons and Reeves with the thought that Reeves had a recognized prize on his head and when we came calling it doubled. Happens every day but Robinson turning on the club that he has indubitably spoken off since he showed up in SE7 is strange to say the least.
I like Robinson’s passion but he does talk some shit. Charlton are hardly Barcelona and Reeves is not Messi, and the owner has just stuffed £12m in his cheap plastic wallet plus another £256,443 from the Euro’s. He almost hit the jackpot with a Carl Jenkinson sell-on as well.
Robinson’s real rant should be that we were once again unprepared for a transfer window under Duchatelet and Meire. I know Lookman was ready to go but whey weren’t replacements already lined up before it became common knowledge that the club has pocketed millions?
Why was the trip to Belgium by Robinson, Barker, Jacko and Meire not done in early December and not early January? And whilst Byrne and Forster Carsley were Robinson picks, I still question who picked DeSilva and Mavididi, who was linked to us in the summer.
And Karl, the most embarrassing and cringeworthy thing is that you have form as this transfer window rant. Watch this video from August when Robinson was at MK Dons. He was sacked two months later.