tbh thats not that greater save, most goalies these days wouldn't make that look very difficult at all
Taken in the context of the time that was fantastic. That was the 1996 final, the first season of the Super League. Before that the standard of goaltending was generally poor to terrible and in the seasons prior to that a shot like that would have almost certainly resulted in a goal.
The level of performance we saw from Robins in the first few months of that season was unlike anything we'd seen before.
Success is not final; failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
Also, consider the guys firing at him in those days were a class above what we have now. Look at the top point scorer right now Courtenay, imagne him 10years ago, and he wasnt the best in the league at the time.
It was just the way Robins looked unorthodox but still put up such consistent numbers. Added to the fact he could handle the big games and youve got a great all round netminder.
The 2 best saves I have ever seen dont invole him though, Askeys save in sheff in the cup and Crookers save in france were by far the best. If Curtis had a big game head he would have been a much higher rated Minder IMO
Actually if you look at last season's stats, our very own Geoff Woolhouse had the best GAA of all netminders in the league and the second best save percentage, behind Koenig. He did only play 9 games but still ...