The Spanish 'keeper, signed from Atletico Madrid by Roberto Martinez five years ago, has waged an unsuccessful campaign to secure the first-choice jersey at Everton ever since he arrived at the club but has been kept out of the side by Jordan Pickford this season.
He is out of contract this summer and Football España and Diario AS claiming that he will make the switch back to his homeland with Getafe.
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1 Posted 23/03/2018 at 18:59:10
We we wish him well!
2 Posted 23/03/2018 at 19:21:49
I wish every bit of good luck to Robles if he leaves in the summer! Having had him on the bench has been reassuring!
3 Posted 23/03/2018 at 20:16:26
4 Posted 23/03/2018 at 20:50:35
5 Posted 23/03/2018 at 21:22:36
6 Posted 23/03/2018 at 23:27:02
7 Posted 24/03/2018 at 00:43:37
8 Posted 24/03/2018 at 04:26:15
9 Posted 24/03/2018 at 07:59:30
Like many have said, he's okayish as a reserve keeper, but prone to avoidable mistakes.
10 Posted 24/03/2018 at 09:02:49
11 Posted 24/03/2018 at 12:17:42
In my humble experience, keeper coaching stresses more on the hands especially when low shots come in, when feet would be better, as they are already on the ground and it is so hard to get down to them with the hands.
Robles was caught out on several occasions at his near post. His spacial awareness and positioning was suspect and, for his height, he surprisingly dithered to collect crosses. The fact that no-one came in for him speaks volumes.
12 Posted 24/03/2018 at 12:56:01
Having said that, I do think he has the better potential long term, and hopefully he will fulfil it at Everton.
Good luck to Robles.
13 Posted 24/03/2018 at 13:33:56
When you see some Number 2s come in and keep their shirt (Pope at Burnley, McCarthy at Southampton) we need to make sure we get a decent #2 in and Stekelenburg is #3.
Personally, I like the look of Johnson at Villa (on loan from Man Utd); he'd be #2 at the start but, if Pickford becomes England #1, we'll struggle to keep him.
14 Posted 24/03/2018 at 14:12:35
15 Posted 24/03/2018 at 14:58:25
And he is what? in his 20s still, but that same thing could be said of almost any keeper we've had in at least the last 10 years.
As for the use of feet before hands, that is just my observation of most keepers in most games not just singling out Robles.
16 Posted 24/03/2018 at 17:39:30
On a separate note, please don't sign Jones (makes stupid challenges resulting in lengthy spells out) and Shaw (mentally weak and dubious off-pitch life-style) from Man Utd we've had too many Man Utd cast-offs and has-beens (including the one signed from them last summer when we sold them Rom on the cheap) thanks to one gooey-eyed Bill Kenwright.
17 Posted 24/03/2018 at 22:32:11
18 Posted 24/03/2018 at 22:42:42
19 Posted 24/03/2018 at 23:25:23
Pickford has been solid for us this season and probably our best player.
20 Posted 25/03/2018 at 03:07:43
21 Posted 25/03/2018 at 03:45:37
22 Posted 25/03/2018 at 08:41:26
23 Posted 25/03/2018 at 09:02:47
24 Posted 25/03/2018 at 11:58:49
25 Posted 25/03/2018 at 16:06:06
Pickford could establish himself as a great goalkeeper and though he has let in goals behind a very creaky defence he has saved key points in a number of games from the opener against Stoke onwards. We need a steady experienced deputy. Not Stekelenburg, in my view.
26 Posted 26/03/2018 at 01:40:51
Howard May have been past it at the end but for most of his time with us he was a solid keeper. He actually kept 116 clean sheets for us and his stats are not too different from David Seaman.
Of keepers who have kept 100 or more clean sheets in the Premier League he comes 7th. Limited, yes, made costly errors, yes. But to say poor is a stretch.
Robles deserved his chance, but 3 successive managers haven't deemed him up to the big job. Good luck to him. Seemed to have a good attitude and had a few decent performances, but his distribution was often poor.
Pickford has been singled out on this as his biggest asset in being selected as England keeper. A great shot stopper who could come for more corners. That sounds like pretty much every keeper in the league! You don't see many make great leaping challenges for crosses any more.
27 Posted 27/03/2018 at 09:08:11
Next season, when the chaff is cleared, we'll be in a better position to see who is or isn't making the grade.
Robles was unfairly treated at Everton when Howard was in the team. We had a bad patch when Howard got injured. Suddenly, with Robles in goal we went on a winning streak. Howard came back and we started losing again. That scenario happened twice and undermined Robles.
I wish him all the best wherever he ends up.
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