The Osano-Robinson Cup
- Osano 0 goals
- Robinson 0 goals
There is a battle going on in the heart of our defence and, amusingly, it involves not saving, but scoring goals.
While demi-god Curtis Osano is eager to make the point that defence is the ultimate priority, both he and Kurt Robinson have discussed in recent days the goalscoring competition between the two. Osano laid out the aim of the competition: “Robbo and I have got a bit of a competition going on for who scores the first goal and who scores the most this season.” “It can’t be that hard [to score]?” said Robinson. It may just be my imagination, but for a second the sound of Michael Rankine bitterly laughing seemed to float on the wind.
After a combined total of thirteen games between them this clash of the titans has yielded zero goals. According to the official website’s stats page the pair have both only had one shot on target each, which explains the lack of goals. Nonetheless tonight’s game against Ebbsfleet – a team with the second-worst defence in the division- could feature the first goal of this competition and, if it does come, the scorer will be more than ready to celebrate. Robo has a “cheeky” celebration ready while Osano aims to go further: “I’ve got a couple of celebrations ready too, with a few dances, a few poses and all sorts coming out”.
The bookmakers seem to favourite Osano, giving him 28/1 odds to open the scoring today, compared to Robinson’s 33/1. However, moving into central defence to replace the injured Downer will limit Curtis’ forward runs, meaning that, really, the competition is wide open.