Robbo 'there to be shot at' after another home defeat

Karl Robinson
Karl Robinson

Dons boss Karl Robinson said he isn't bothered by fans calling for his head after his side lost for the ninth time in 11 home matches on Sunday.

Port Vale's 1-0 victory over Dons was yet another blot on the stuttering start to League 1, and sees Robinson's side slip to 12th in the table, despite hitting the frame of the goal twice and controlling the game throughout.

But with a chorus of boos coming from the home supporters at the full time whistle, Robinson admitted his head will be the first one on the chopping board.

"I feel pressure from the first game of the season. Our performance have been excellent. If you want me out, fine, it doesn't bother me. I'll just go, but it's down to the chairman. What more do you want us to do - we're out-running the opposition, we're out-playing them, dominating games. Maybe we need lady luck on the touchline, not a manager.

"We hit the bar at the end, we murdered Bury, we missed a lot of chances. In the last three, we've probably had more shots and crosses than we did all of last season. My job is to motivate the team, and to dominate possession. Taking chances and ball dropping, that's out of my control. It's frustrating for all of us, I understand that.

"Results are right at the top in terms of importance, but we could be comfortably third or fourth in the league having played no different.

"Expectations have changed. We've got a bigger budget than before here, but there's no one to blame for today. We'll keep doing the same things, and I'm the first person to be shot at.

"It's the decision of the chairman, and I'm sure people be trying to make that decision for him, but it's his perogative. There will always be finger pointing, and if people want someone to blame, blame me."