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Mitch Robinson

Age: 32yr 7mth    Games: 232     Born: June 7, 1989     Origin: Tassie Devils
Height: 184cm     Weight: 89kg     Position: Midfield
Last Drafted: Round 3, Pick #40 2008 National Draft by Carlton Blues
Supercoach Price: $372,800   Supercoach Profile
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Contract Status: RFA at the end of 2022   AFL Player Contracts
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Mitch Robinson Biography

Thursday, 26 August 2021
Mitch Robinson signs a new contract with Brisbane to play on with the club in 2022.

"It's exciting, I'm just rapt we got it done. There was a couple of teams in Melbourne knocking, but there was no chance I was going home. This is my home now. I love Brisbane, love where we're going," Robinson said.

Tuesday, 1 June 2021
Mitch Robinson credits Brisbane coach Chris Fagan for being in some of the best form of his career. After a quiet opening fortnight to the 2021 season, Robinson has found a new lease of life, averaging 22 disposals over the past nine rounds.

"I've got that relationship with Fages that we can be honest. We had a sit down while we were in lockdown in Melbourne after that (round two) game and he asked how I was feeling," Robinson said about Fagan.

"I had some stuff going on off-field, so he was checking on me and making sure my head was in the right spot. We talked about post career, we had a big conversation about how it looks. It was refreshing and I got some stuff off my chest.

"He wasn't worried about the touches I was getting, it was more just how I was going off-field, which is why we love him here."

Friday, 31 July 2020
On the even of Mitch Robinson's 200th game, Lions CEO Greg Swann reflects on the thought process that brought the former Blue to Brisbane in 2014.

"There was a lengthy debate about whether we should or shouldn't (take him)," Swann recalled.

"His off-field things had coloured a few people's opinions, but when they (recruiting and coaching staff) spoke to him, there was a story behind most of them that wasn't all that bad.

"Despite some issues off the field, he was a pro, he always trained hard and looked after himself, and the main reason was we had a young team and we needed a harder body to look after them, someone who was fearless and could protect his mates."

Monday, 6 January 2020
Dayne Beams is auctioning his 2010 premiership medal to raise money in aid of the Australian bushfire appeal.

He joins several players and clubs across the competition pledging their commitment to the cause.

Essendon captain Dyson Heppell will shave his trademark dreadlocks in a bid to help raise over $50,000.

Geelong great Gary Ablett is auctioning off a signed jumper by him and his father.

Brisbane's Mitch Robinson teamed up with his brother Leigh to raise over $15,000 by hosting a 24-hour online gaming stream last weekend.

Monday, 9 September 2019
Mitch Robinson is been ruled out of Brisbane's semi-final against Greater Western Sydney due to a hamstring tendon injury.
Wednesday, 17 July 2019
Mitch Robinson signs a new two-year deal with Brisbane to remain at the club until the end of 2021.

Robinson said he wanted to continue to repay the faith shown in him by Brisbane and its CEO Greg Swann, who was largely responsible for taking the punt in bringing him north.

"For the team that gave me a second lifeline, I’m very grateful to them," Robinson said.

"Thankfully Greg Swann saw something in me to offer me a contract. I feel like I'm always indebted to them."

Thursday, 18 April 2019
Mitch Robinson reveals counselling sessions during his first year at Brisbane led to him being diagnosed with ADHD while allowing his coaches to get the best out of him.

"I got some tests done and they said 'you've been diagnosed with ADHD'," Robinson said.

"I started taking the tablets for a bit and then I just didn't feel right and I stopped that. It didn't mellow me out, it just made me drowsy and a little bit sick. I didn't like that.

"The coaches are really good, they've all got teaching backgrounds. They can communicate with me on better levels, which is good. I'm more a show me on the field what I'm doing instead of in the books."

Wednesday, 5 December 2018
Mitch Robinson has been caught up in the Fortnite video game craze, with the Brisbane Lions midfielder joining a professional gaming franchise.

"I jumped on (playing Fortnite) on console and I was pretty bad with the remote, and I used to be a gamer back in the day, so my brother, who is a massive tech head, he setup a gaming PC for me," Robinson said.

"Sooner or later I got pretty good at it and I started to show some skills, so it's been pretty fun."

Wednesday, 12 September 2018
Mitch Robinson signs a new one-year deal to remain with Brisbane in 2019.

"We love Mitch’s intensity and his effort can never be questioned," Lions general manager of football David Noble said.

"He has worked really hard on his game this year and we look forward to seeing what’s in store in 2019."

Monday, 4 June 2018
Mitch Robinson will be sidelined for a few weeks with a broken toe.
Thursday, 5 April 2018
Lions coach Chris Fagan says he does not Mitch Robinson to change his playing style despite the midfielder copping a one-match suspension in round one.

"I want Mitch to play on edge, I want him to play that way," Fagan said.

"Guys that play tough and hard are going to be a little bit prone to that sort of thing, but we don't want to back down and not play in that manner."

Sunday, 4 June 2017
Mitch Robinson is set for foot surgery and will not play another game for the 2017 season.

"Robinson is gone for the season," Brisbane coach Chris Fagan said.

"The bone is healing, but where the bone and ligament is attached, there is damage. He has to have that repaired."

Tuesday, 9 May 2017
Mitch Robinson will be out for at least 10 weeks with a foot fracture suffered during the Lions' clash against Sydney.
Saturday, 3 September 2016
Dayne Zorko wins his second successive Merrett-Murray Medal with a comfortable win at the Brisbane Lions' best and fairest count.

Zorko tallied 122 votes to edge out fellow 2015 victors Mitch Robinson (110) and Stefan Martin (106).

"It's quite an honour to be joining some of the greats of the club that have won two Merrett-Murray medals," Zorko said.

"To be quite honest, I'm speechless.

"I tried to forget about the results and just go about playing my role for the team every week.

"It's just a reward for consistency throughout the year."

Thursday, 11 August 2016
Mitch Robinson says Carlton's decision to dump him two years ago will motivate him for the rest of his career.

Robinson is in career-best form and will take on his old side this week at the Gabba, a rare opportunity to claim a win for the struggling Lions.

"It's been probably my two best years of my career up here," Robinson said.

"I've used that as motivation and I'll probably keep using it for the remainder of my time up here."

But Robinson insisted he was not bitter at the Blues, who delisted him at the end of the 2014 season after a series of off-field incidents.

"Probably last year was more a little chip on the shoulder and trying to prove I'm a good player still," he said.

"I've actually been supporting them this year, watching games, getting stuck into it on the TV, all that kind of stuff.

"Things won't change this weekend, it's a big game for me personally but for the club it's even bigger."

Thursday, 23 June 2016
Brisbane coach Justin Leppitsch says Mitch Robinson is the role model his Brisbane Lions teammates should be trying to emulate.

Robinson has been in career-best form the past month, not only averaging 29 disposals in that span, but keeping some of the game's best onballers virtually anonymous at the same time in a run-with role.

"He's completely taking a player out at the moment and adding some numbers, and that's a rare combination to do both," Leppitsch said of Robinson.

"I don't think Mitch can expect both those things to happen (all the time).

"As long as he takes care of the opposition … I'm happy if he gets some ball himself, that's an added bonus."

Tuesday, 12 April 2016
Gold Coast enforcer Steven May says the precedent for aggression has been set after Brisbane Lion Mitch Robinson escaped sanction from the Match Review Panel.

Robinson was reported for his hit on Geelong captain Joel Selwood on Sunday but did not face charges after the MRP deemed there was "insufficient force".

May was suspended for two matches after last year's first QClash against the Lions for a high bump on Tom Rockliff, and says the Robinson verdict has set the bar for 2016.

"I saw it. I was hoping he would have got rubbed out for our sake," May said.

"I read the report and it said insufficient force, so that's the way they're going to adjudicate it. I hope it's consistent [for] the whole year.

"I've been reported in the past, but I've had to learn to control my aggression and I hope I stay out of the umpire's book, that's for sure."

Wednesday, 30 March 2016
Mitch Robinson has been ruled out for one to two weeks with a calf tear.
Friday, 4 March 2016
Mitch Robinson puts fatherhood in front of football after deciding to miss the Lions' NAB Challenge game to stay home with fiancé Emma, who is expected to give birth any day.

It will be the couple's second child (they have an almost two-year-old son Chance).

Friday, 19 February 2016
Reborn footballer Mitch Robinson continues to enhance his reputation, with the one-time bad boy handed the Brisbane Lions' captaincy for Sunday's NAB Challenge clash against Gold Coast.
Saturday, 23 January 2016
Mitch Robinson says improving his diet, with the help of a sponsor, is part of his focus for 2016.

"Last year I had the motivation and this year I want the same thing. I'm going to do everything to a tee and try and get better this year," Robinson said.

"When I came up here I did diet all by myself basically.

"It worked well for me, but I got a new sponsor on board, someone I approached to see if they'd do meals for me, and they'll deliver me weekly meals and make sure I'm fitter."

Saturday, 12 September 2015
Four players tie for the Merrett-Murray Medal as the Brisbane Lions' best and fairest in 2015.

Dayne Beams, Stefan Martin, Mitch Robinson and Dayne Zorko were named joint winners at the Club Champion awards dinner after polling 130 votes each.

Sunday, 16 August 2015
Justin Leppitsch has lauded Mitch Robinson as among the Brisbane Lions' best leaders following his starring role in dismantling former club Carlton.

Robinson continued a standout first season in Lions colours, finishing with 33 disposals and a career-high 15 tackles that led his team off the bottom of the table with a 64-point win.

"He's been a terrific leader this year," Leppitsch said.

"I don't think it's anything anyone would have put beside Mitch's name in his playing career.

"I know he is not labeled as a leader, but his work off the field, behind closed doors, his spirit on the field, he's as good a leader as we've got."

Michael Jamison says he let his emotions get the better of him when he refused to shake hands with former teammate Mitch Robinson after the Blues' loss to the Brisbane Lions.

Jamison turned his back on Robinson, who joined the Lions this season after six years and 100 matches at Carlton, when he approached him after the final siren.

A clearly disappointed Robinson told Fox Sports he was "a bit annoyed" at Jamison's response.

"I went to go and see 'Jamo' after the game. We had a few words during the game and he just turned his back on me," Robinson said.

Jamison said of the post-match snub, "Unfortunately I let the emotion and the disappointment of the result get the better of me."

"I just let my emotions boil over."

Wednesday, 8 July 2015
Mitch Robinson will be out for two to four weeks after an MRI showed damage to his ankle.
Thursday, 26 March 2015
Lions recruit Mitch Robinson draws the ire of Carlton coach Mick Malthouse after he revealed that the Blues considered Brisbane a "walkover team" during his time at the club.

Malthouse fired back, calling his former player's claims "totally disrespectful" and "outrageous", and emphatically declared the Blues go into games "with the utmost respect for every side".

Lions coach Justin Leppitsch said he didn't view Malthouse's response as a direct attack on Robinson, and said his player's main intention had been to motivate his new teammates.

"I guess Mick was just making clear they were the thoughts of Mitch and not the [Carlton] footy club, and we accept that and respect that," Leppitsch said.

"I don't think Mitch was talking as an ex-Carlton player; he was talking as a current Brisbane player and the motivation of the group.

"Sometimes with Mitch, it's how you say it, not what you say and I think that was probably more the error he made."

Wednesday, 19 November 2014
Lions recruit Mitch Robinson says he will continue to play the enforcer role at his new club.

"I see myself playing a forward role and relieving midfielder, trying to put a few bumps on the taggers playing on the big dogs up here like (Daniel) Rich and (Dayne) Beams and those blokes that are pulling the cash," Robinson said.

"So I'll try and look after them."

Monday, 3 November 2014
The Brisbane Lions pick up Mitch Robinson as a delisted free agent.

"Mitch is one of the guys who always attacks the footy 100 percent," Lions talent acquisition and retention manager Peter Schwab said.

"He's super competitive and consistently puts his head over the footy.

"Mitch brings a real aggression to our midfield and we are confident that if he can harness that aggression and get a good pre-season under his belt, he can have an impact on our side."

Tuesday, 21 October 2014
Mitch Robinson, Brock McLean and Kane Lucas will be available to rival clubs as delisted free agents from November 1 after being delisted by Carlton.

"After 100 games with Carlton it is time for Mitch to have a fresh start and we wish him all the best in his football future," Carlton football manager Andrew McKay said.

"Brock has been a loyal servant of our football club and was in our leadership group this year, while Kane is a terrific young man but unfortunately he struggled to cement a spot in our senior side this season.

"On behalf of the club, I wish all of these players the very best for the future."

Tuesday, 2 September 2014
Mitch Robinson has almost certainly played his last game at Carlton, with the Blues officially telling the forward on Tuesday that they will seek to trade him.
Wednesday, 20 August 2014
Carlton coach Mick Malthouse says Jeff Garlett and Mitch Robinson are in a battle to earn back their Blues teammates' trust after the pair were involved in a city street brawl earlier this month.

"They can't just say, 'Oh look, we're sorry' and no action is taken," Malthouse said.

"I would say that those two young blokes feel that there's a dye been set and they've got to now join in with what the rest of the players are doing.

"It's not going to be easy, it's not an easy task to be out there and then to have to come back in.

"The players are very forgiving, but I don't think they're going to lower their standard. They want those two young men to actually come into that standard and rise with it, not be outside it."

Friday, 8 August 2014
Mitch Robinson told the club he fractured his eye socket while sparring before it was revealed he had been in the same early-morning brawl as teammate Jeff Garlett.

Garlett came forward on Monday about his involvement in an incident outside a city bar at 5am on Sunday, which resulted in the arrest of four men.

It emerged only yesterday that Robinson was also there.

He has been fined $5000, the maximum available under player rules. The eye socket injury means his season is in effect over.

"I'd like to apologise to the club and the players and supporters for withholding the truth of what happened on Sunday morning," Robinson said.

"Putting yourself in situations like that outside of a [nightclub] where people are lingering around and kind of drunk … I'll learn from that and put things in place where I can be home at a reasonable hour."

Robinson said he got involved in a scuffle to push away Garlett's attackers and during that time he was "king hit a couple of times".

"Once we realised we were in the wrong spot at the wrong time we decided to get out of there," he said.

Carlton football operations manager Andrew McKay said while the players were the victims, the fact they were out so late and covered up Robinson's involvement was very disappointing.

"We don't want our players out at that time of the morning, especially when one (Garlett) is trying to get back into the team and one (Robinson) is suspended," McKay said.

"We're very disappointed that they weren't truthful with us."

Thursday, 7 August 2014
Carlton reveals that Mitch Robinson suffered a fractured eye socket in the scuffle that also involved his teammate Jeff Garlett in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The Blues announced that they had handed Garlett a one-match suspension and fined him $2500.

Now the club has come forward with the revelation that Robinson will be sidelined for up to a month with a facial fracture.

"It should serve as a warning to all our players that they need to take responsibility for their behaviour and the situations they put themselves in. As professional athletes, we expect them to lead by example," Carlton football manager Andrew McKay said.

"This type of behaviour will not be tolerated at our football club."

Monday, 21 July 2014
Mitch Robinson is facing suspension for the third time this year, with the Match Review Panel handing the Carlton forward a two-match ban for his bump on North Melbourne's Leigh Adams.

Playing his first game back after a two-match suspension for striking Collingwood's Taylor Adams in round 15, Robinson was reported on Friday night for engaging in rough conduct against Adams in the first quarter.

Thursday, 29 May 2014
The birth of his son Chance gives Mitch Robinson a new look at life and football.

"He's definitely changed my life for the better and I probably should have done it earlier I reckon," Robinson said.

"If you've had a bad day or you've had a bad game, you just go home and he'll be smiling no matter what, so that's kind of the best thing.

"Coming into work you want to get better, not just for yourself but for your family as well, so it's definitely put it in a lot of perspective and I thank him for that."

Wednesday, 2 October 2013
Blues recruitment manager Shane Rogers says Mitch Robinson is a required player at the club who will not be traded.

"Under no circumstances is Mitch Robinson going anywhere in my view," Rogers said.

Tuesday, 29 January 2013
Carlton's Mitch Robinson says his Big Day Out altercation was 'a hiccup'.

"I just want to focus on my footy and get back to training and get the respect back from the club and the boys," Robinson said.

"Obviously you've got to think your way out of them a lot better than I did on the weekend. I learnt from that."

Sunday, 27 January 2013
Carlton will force Mitch Robinson to perform community work after video footage showed him being involved in an ugly scuffle at Melbourne's Big Day Out concert.

"This type of behaviour, no matter what the circumstance, is not acceptable or in line with club policy," Carlton football operations manager Andrew McKay said.

"Mitch is extremely remorseful and has accepted the club's sanction."

Wednesday, 28 March 2012
Carlton has been boosted on the eve of its first match of the year, with Mitch Robinson re-signing with the club.

"I am thrilled to know I will be part of the Carlton Football Club at least until the end of 2014 - I really want to be a one club player," Robinson said in a statement released by the club.

"I remember coming across from Tasmania to join Carlton and just wanted to get my first game and take it from there.

"With the new contract I hope I am able to play more than 100 games and get my name on the No.12 locker at Carlton."

Thursday, 8 March 2012
Carlton midfielder Mitch Robinson is awaiting the results of scans after reporting back stiffness at training.

"It's a bit disappointing with Mitch. His back stiffened up during training yesterday and given the travel we thought it was best not to aggravate it any more," Carlton football manager Andrew McKay said.

"He's going to have some scans to determine what sort of damage there is - if any - but at this stage it's just back stiffness and we don't want him to sit on a plane for a couple of hours."

Sunday, 10 July 2011
Carlton believe tough midfielder Mitch Robinson's aggressive style suits the way they play their football.

"We play a contested style of footy, that suits Mitch's attributes," Blues assistant coach Alan Richardson said.

"Given he gets constant feedback about his own value to the team, consequently his own self-esteem has risen. He's in a pretty good headspace at the minute."

Tuesday, 31 May 2011
Melbourne coach Dean Bailey says his club is insulted by comments made by Carlton players Mitch Robinson and Dennis Armfield who accused the Demons of playing "bruise-free" football against the Blues.

"I think our club is very insulted by it. We don't play bruise-free footy and it's an insult to the club and all our players and it's an insult to our supporters, and I think it's very disappointing a player can come out and have that sort of an opinion because we don't play bruise-free footy," Bailey said.

"Our contested possession, even though it wasn't great against Carlton, was very good the week before against the Saints."

Wednesday, 19 August 2009
Carlton draftee Mitch Robinson will take no further part in the club's 2009 campaign after suffering a stress fracture to his foot.

"Mitch has been a livewire," Carlton coach Brett Ratten said.

"For a player to come in and have the impact physically and to physically match it straight up in his first year, I think he's done an amazing job.

"It's not great news, but that's footy sometimes."

Tuesday, 2 June 2009
Brian Lake, Daniel Kerr and Mitch Robinson will contest charges at the tribunal tonight.

The Dogs have accepted a ban for key forward Scott Welsh but decided to get backman Brian Lake available for Friday night's game against Richmond.

Hawthorn captain Sam Mitchell has virtually a one-game penalty hanging over him again despite being allowed to escape with a reprimand from a striking charge.

Mitch Robinson has escaped with a reprimand after successfully arguing to have his charge downgraded for rough conduct.

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