Hardy: With your QPR testimonial coming up, perhaps you can explain how a Welsh lad
from Holyhead ended up playing in West London?
Robbo: I left Wales when I was 16 to come down here to the bright lights for a trial
and I'm still here 17 years later!
Hardy: What were the biggest games you played in for Rangers and what are
your best memories of that
Robbo: Every game that I played in the Premiership was a good one. I've had some great
penalty saves as well, one against Teddy Sheringham and one in front of the Kop
On that occasion my mate was in the Kop behind my goal as he's a Liverpool fan
and he didn't even clap me! Reaching the quarter finals of the FA Cup was a
pretty special achievement as well.
Hardy: You played just two times for Wales, mainly due to Neville Southall
one. Do you regret not getting more games?
Robbo: I can't really knock it as at the time he was the best goalkeeper in the world.
But I've been able to work with some fantastic keepers such as him and David
Seaman so I've been very lucky.
(left) turned up at the club at the end of the 2001/02 season, was that down to
Robbo: Yes, I knew him from Wales and we were in a bit of a pickle
where I was injured. So I asked him to come down and fill in and he obliged.
Hardy: His only game for the club was the Essex Senior Cup Final at Roots
Hall when we lost 6-1. Do you know where big Nev's runners-up medal sits in
his trophy collection?
Robbo: I haven't got a clue! I just know that without him the score
line that night would have been in double figures.
Hardy: What weird and wonderful places did you see with Wales?
Robbo: I went to Georgia where I saw people cutting meat on street corners - they were
about 50 years behind. You don't realise how lucky we are over here!
been to Japan, the Faroe Islands and Romania. I was in Japan for a tournament
where we played them and Argentina and I've played in Euro qualifiers, so I've
got to go all over the place.
Hardy: How do you feel about the current Welsh international
Robbo: It's the best one for a long time. There are the likes of Giggs and Davies and
then best thing about the squad is that they're young. Hopefully they can bring
the next world cup home and do Wales proud!
Hardy: Who is the best player you have played alongside?
Robbo: Trevor Sinclair (left, copyright Ben Radford/Allsport). He could play anywhere, he was great out on the wing and he
could do a job up front as well. He could pass, hold the ball, shoot -
everything. Plus I was playing in goal when he scored the best goal in QPR's
history with a blinding over head kick.
Hardy: And against?
Robbo: Alan Shearer (right, copyright Mark Thompson/Allsport), despite having a 'worldie' against him for Wales U21's. He is
always up for a bit of banter and he's a constant threat. Plus he never stands
for me standing on his toes in the penalty area.