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Robbo's View: Queen of the South

Robbo's View: Queen of the South

SO here we are, part three of Robbo's view, as Todmorden News and Vital Burnley journalist Martyn Robinson brings you his thoughts and views following the Clarets' 1-1 draw in Scotland.

Sorry it has been a bit delayed and we have already moved onto our next destination, Partick Thistle, as Owen Coyle and Burnley look for their first win in their three game tour of the land of the Jocks.

Obviously, I was unable to make the game in Scotland on Saturday in which Martin Paterson, who is already coming under a barrage of abuse from Clarets fans, scored his first Burnley goal from a very tight angle, which had the Queen of the South supporters singing his praises.

Although there have only been two previous editions of this, you know by now that I like to have my rant and rave in this column and it helps me get things off my chest, so here we go with my take on record £1.3million signing Paterson.

Imagine this... Your new at a football club, just starting to get used to your new surroundings, just starting to make friends with your new team mates, when your whisked off on a plane for a tour of a very very hot America, which would take a bit of time getting used to heat wise.

You come on as a sub in your first pre-season game and don't really get into the game, and your a little off the pace (as were the rest of the lads), then you start your second and see a massive improvement, but because your name wasn't on the score sheet so you automatically get a little abuse and get called a 'waste of cash'.

Back to Scotland and you score a very good goal, and suddenly your better than first thought. Now, I don't like to judge players off Pre-Season that will be spoken as soon as the new season kicks in.

But already I think there are a number of positive signs for the up and coming season, one being the goalkeeping situation. I think this could be the best dual we have seen in a while at Turf Moor, as Brian Jensen takes on Diego Penny for the number 1 spot at the Turf.

Penny joined up with his new team mates on Saturday to travel to Scotland, and when he wasn't in the team some people we shocked and even disgusted to which my reply would be... Get a grip!

I said long before that I wouldn't be suprised if he missed out, he would have known his new team mates a matter of hours and just been on a 12 hour plus journey to get to Burnley in the first place. Don't worry he will be in the frame soon, maybe as soon as Monday night's clash with Partick, who knows?

But one thing is for sure, Brian Jensen has been fantastic so far this Pre-Season, so if Penny wants to start the new season as number one, he has to really pull of the stops to impress, because Jensen is looking on top of his game at the moment.

The trialist...

Gatis Kalninš, what a name that is. We already have enough to remember with the signings of Remco van der Schaaf and Christian Kalvenez, which are just beginning to click in my head now.

How long until the š turns into s though, as we simply can't be bothered searching for the special symboled Kalninš.

I don't know too much about the lad, in fact I know sod all, I actually only know three words to describe the lad, Tall Latvian Striker. Proud of me? No? Me neither.

Birthday boy...

Just to finish with, Vital Burnley would like to wish Chris McCann a happy 21st Birthday today (Monday).

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Writer:M'R
Date:Monday July 21 2008
Time: 1:03PM

Comments

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Happy birhday Chris!!
turfmanphil
21/07/2008 13:45:00
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Happy bday Chrais. I suppose with you not being at the game you are unable to give a real report. It is annoying though how people do judge players from one or two games.
smitrit
21/07/2008 14:48:00
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Tod wouldnt pay for me to go :( lol
MartynRobboBFC
21/07/2008 16:10:00
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I wonder if Tony Livesey had this problem!! lol ;-)
turfmanphil
21/07/2008 19:32:00
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