Robbo Rolls On
- Thursday, 09 July 2015
After a year of playing in the country Subiaco recruit Brett Robinson got a call from Wayde Twomey to see if he was interested in joining the Lions.
With the opportunity to join a club coming of a WAFL premiership and a chance to test his ability; Robinson decided to give it a crack at Subiaco and we're glad he did.
"I hadn't made my mind up about footy, I played in Bunbury last year and trained with the Swans in the off-season but still hadn't figured out what I was going to do.
"Twomes got a hold of me and asked if I would be interested at giving Subi a crack. He said the club was really proffessional and it offered a really good challenge coming to a side that's just won a premiership with a list full of talented guys so I wanted to see what I could do.” said Robinson
The speedy mid earned his debut in Round Two and has become a key role player for Subiaco since. Robinson has averaged 22 disposals a game and admits he's been surprised with his own form.
"I've been a little bit surprised to be honest. I didn't have a full pre-season, then I got salmonella poisoning in Round One so the start was a bit slow but once I got some momentum things started to come." said Robinson
Robinson sweeps the wings amongst a versatile midfield group which has just hit full strength. They also don’t mind hitting the score-board.
“It makes it easier having the calibre of guys around me. Kitchin has had an outstanding year and with guys like Horsley and Phelan running through the middle it makes my job on the wing a lot easier,
"As a midfield group we like to emphasise the importance of kicking goals. It helps take the pressure of the forwards and adds another element to our scoring. We also have a lot of attack minded midfielders like Phelan, Horsley and Hancock which helps the cause.” added Robinson
Other than his surprise form; Robinson had a less pleasant surprise against South Fremantle in Round 12 when he heard a pop in his foot.
Under the doctors advice Robbo followed a similar route to North Melbourne spearhead Brett Harvey in 2014 and decided to play with a torn ligament for the rest of the season.
"I snapped the plantar fascia ligament in my foot against the Bulldogs and thought my season was done. I saw a foot surgeon and he basically said that I had already done his job for him because you can still play when it's severed. It was pretty sore for a couple of weeks but were managing as the season goes on.” said Robinson
Despite the injury Robinson continues to make plays for the table topping Lions. Although the season has been good so far, Robbo is adamant there’s no time rest.
"I'm hoping to stay as consistent as possible and be able to build into the finals. The goal of winning a flag with this group of guys and there's a lot of hard work to be done. Teams are coming every week and trying to knock us off so there's no time to take the foot of the pedal."