From the Frankston Leader
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TICKING along nicely, Frankston Dolphins timekeeper Michael Robinson officiated in his 200th VFL game last Friday.

He still laughs about the day at Visy Park in 2010 when the siren and emergency siren refused to work and he had to take extraordinary measures.

“We ended up sitting in the Northern Bullants’ vicepresident’s car honking the horn,’’ Robinson chuckled.

“The car was driven into the driveway in between the two stands and we just sat in the car.

“Originally we sat in Bryan Mace’s van and then at half-time the vice president came over and we used his car because it had a louder horn. It had comfy seats.’’ Robinson said being a timekeeper had a serious side – “concentration is the key’’ – but it was also a fun job.

“We have a lot of fun up in the box during the day. It’s not all serious,’’ he said.
He said he especially enjoyed working alongside of the timekeepers from Port Melbourne, Sandringham and Williamstown.

In his time at Frankston, Robinson said his top five Dolphins were Daniel Clarke, Michael Hibberd, Paul Kennedy, Aaron Edwards and Mark Baguley.


Great stuff Robbo. Thought you might have had Michael Ablett in your top 5 players, he was a very good footballer.

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Good work Robbo

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Congratulations on the good commitement shown on your behalf.

37 times Grand finalists
16 times premiers
21 times runners up - THE MIGHTY BOROUGH!

I'LL BE PORT UNTIL I'M DEAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Good work Robbo


Great to see the face behind the name.
Well done on a fine effort Robbo.
I can see at least another 200 at least coming up.

We might be from the bush. but we ain't green


Congratulations on the milestone Robbo, feels like yesterday we used to sit together at the cricket all those years ago.