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    BBC reports Robbo getting the bullet.

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    England 'to force out Robinson'
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    <div ="cap">Robinson has lost 13 of his 22 matches in charge of England</div>
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    Andy Robinson has had his last game as England coach, according to BBC Radio Five Live's Sportsweek programme.
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    England have lost eight of their last nine matches and a
    "well-placed" source has told the programme Robinson will be asked to
    resign or face the sack.
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    First choice as replacement is World Cup-winning captain Martin Johnson.
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    But if Johnson is not available, former Wasps and
    Ireland coach Warren Gatland or ex-South Africa coach Nick Mallett will
    come into the frame.
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    England have lost 13 of their 22 Tests under Robinson -
    including three of this month's four autumn internationals - and have
    slumped to seventh in the IRB world rankings.
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    Robinson's team were booed off the pitch by the
    Twickenham crowd for the second time in three matches after their 25-14
    defeat against South Africa on Saturday.
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    After the match, Robinson again insisted he had no
    intention of walking away from the job and said he wanted to remain in
    charge for next year's Six Nations.
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    Robinson was assistant coach to Sir Clive Woodward and a key part of the coaching team which won the World Cup in 2003.
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    And when Woodward resigned in September 2004, Robinson was the RFU's unanimous choice to take over.
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    The 42-year-old, who has a contract until June 2008, has
    led England to two consecutive fourth place finishes in the Six
    Nations, and has won just one away match.
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    The RFU conducted a review after the 2006 Six Nations,
    and Robinson survived despite assistant coaches Phil Larder, Dave Alred
    and Joe Lydon all losing their jobs.
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    ANDY ROBINSON FACTFILE
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    <div ="mva"><div ="bull">1964: Born Taunton, 3 April</div>


    <div ="bull">1986: Joins Bath</div>


    <div ="bull">1988: Makes England debut against Australia</div>


    <div ="bull">1992: Leads Bath to league and cup double in first season as captain</div>


    <div ="bull">1997: Appointed Bath coach after resignation of Brian Ashton</div>


    <div ="bull">1997: Sir Clive Woodward installed as his assistant at Bath</div>


    <div ="bull">1998: Leads

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    Would love to see Gatland get it, too soon for Johnson imo.
    It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into.

    Every plan I have is the best plan in the room. Everybody get quiet and listen to it, and everybody will win

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      #3
      Johnson? Is he even coaching at the moment? Way too early for him and this is a head coach not a specific coaching job so likely to be someone Gatland's level or (shock it would be) Rob Andrew?
      \"A million monkeys with a million crayons would be hard-pressed in a million years to create anything as cretinous as Battlefield Earth.\"

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        #4
        I can already hear the song, "So here's to you Mr Robinson".

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          #5
          dammit.... well that's got the monkey off the english back....
          He was as lame as a duck. Not the metaphorical lame duck either, but a real duck that was actually lame. Maybe from stepping on a land mine or something.

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            #6
            Worrying news this.

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              #7
              I presume Robinson is hanging on for a payoff.I think they will have to sack him.Cant see him resigning.
              I distrust Camels and anybody else that go for 7 days without a drink

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                Would think bringing Johnson in as fowards coach would be a better idea, with Gatland as the manager.

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                  #9
                  Johnson needs to be doing that at club level for a while Viigand before going national imo.

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                    #10
                    who cares who they bring in. OLD DOG would do it if they asked him
                    If the lessons of history teach us anything it is that nobody learns the lessons that history teaches us.

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                      #11
                      an update..

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                      Robinson to quit as England coach
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                      Andy Robinson will resign as England's head coach on Monday, BBC Sport understands.














                      The Rugby Football Union will offer Robinson the same compensation package as it would have had he been sacked.







                      Robinson had insisted he would stay on, despite England losing for the
                      eighth time in nine matches to South Africa at Twickenham on Saturday.






                      But on Sunday an RFU source told BBC Sport that Robinson would be asked to resign or else face the sack.









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                      World Cup-winning captain Martin Johnson is understood to be first choice to step into the breach.







                      If he is not available, former Wasps and Ireland coach Warren Gatland
                      or ex-South Africa coach Nick Mallett will come into the frame.

                      England have lost 13 of their 22 Tests under Robinson
                      - including three of this month's four autumn internationals - and have
                      slumped to seventh in the IRB world rankings.




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                      Robinson's team were booed off the pitch by the Twickenham crowd for
                      the second time in three matches after their 25-14 defeat against South
                      Africa on Saturday.

                      Former Bath coach Robinson was assistant coach to Sir
                      Clive Woodward and a key part of the coaching team which won the World
                      Cup in 2003.




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                      It is time for a change in the coach - not because of the last four games, but because of the last two years












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                      Former England captain Will Carling



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                      And when Woodward resigned in September 2004, Robinson was the RFU's unanimous choice to take over.







                      The 42-year-old, who has a contract until June 2008, has led England to
                      two consecutive fourth place finishes in the Six Nations, and has won
                      just one away match.

                      The RFU conducted a review after the 2006 Six
                      Nations, and Robinson survived despite assistant coaches Phil Larder,
                      Dave Alred and Joe Lydon all losing their jobs.

                      Brian Ashton (attack), John Wells (forwards) and Mike
                      Ford (defence) have since been appointed under Robinson, while Rob
                      Andrew has taken on the elite director of rugby role.

                      But the changes have failed to spark a revival in
                      England's fortunes, and former England captain Will Carling said
                      Robinson would have to go.




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                        #12
                        I'LL BE SORRY TO SEE ROBINSON GO. I'VE NEVER ENJOYED ENGLISH RUGBY AS MUSH AS I HAVE LATELY.[img]smileys/thumb-up.gif[/img]

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                          #13
                          cruel Mack [img]smileys/lol.gif[/img]

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