Perhaps we should start hunting social networking sites to find out what’s really happening behind the scenes during the silly season! After all, The Guardian report that Facebook users were the first to find out that Ashley-Paul Robinson was on the verge of leaving Crystal Palace to join Fulham.
Ashley-Paul Robinson, an 18-year-old winger who has been with the Championship side for five years, wrote a message on the social networking site announcing that he was having a trial with Fulham. His 194 Facebook friends were not the only people able to read exciting news of his dalliance with the Premier League club, however. The message could be seen by all 2.7m members of the site who have joined its London section, unwittingly breaking the story to supporters of both clubs and to anyone else in the capital interested in reading candid transfer gossip.
Robinson posted a message on Saturday which read: “Ashley-Paul is goin fulham on monday. If i pull dis off im on dis ting.” On Sunday he added: “Ashley-Paul is travling 2 Bath With Fulham Fingers Crossed.”
After news of the move spread, he posted a new message yesterday afternoon saying: “Ashley-Paul has been very naughty lol!”
Providing Robinson does join the Cottagers, watch out for “Roy Hodgson is a nob head for not picking me” and “Dat Danny Murphy better let me take sum free-kicks once in a wile”. Are there any other footballers with Facebook pages and are they stupid enough to make any revelations?