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Robba: “Go abroad, learn as much as you can and that is my advice”

In the latest part of our interviews with the people involved with Gibraltar’s maiden European campaign, we caught up with former Europa & US Le Pontet goalkeeper Jamie Robba, now playing at Lynx. Continue reading

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Robba and Bosio leave Pontet and Ashford United

Gibraltar internationals Jamie Robba and Jamie Bosio have been released by US Le Pontet and Ashford United respectively.

Robba, who moved to French side Pontet in the summer permanently, is now without a club, while Bosio, who moved on loan from Lincoln to Ashford while he studies in England, will now have to look for another club to join while he aims to become a teacher.

Bosio’s loan spell at Ashford ended after the full back/winger admitted that the loan spell “wasn’t working out” for him, and that he was not getting enough game time required to develop.  Bosio has confirmed that he is actively looking for another team to play on loan for while he studies in Canterbury.

A possible reason for Robba’s release however is that Pontet can no longer cash in on Robba’s competitive national appearances until 2018, as UEFA compensates teams who release players for competitive international duty. This reason is backed up by the fact that the French team have also let go of Andorran internationals Emili Garcia, Cristopher Pousa and Samir Bousenine, who all joined this summer alongside Robba.

While the case of Bosio is commonplace in football, and his choice to leave in order to seek more first team football is one that can be commended, Robba’s issues are worrying, especially if it negatively influences other players who were considering moves abroad in the near future.