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Ex-Toon player goes bankrupt.

Former Newcastle United striker Paul Robinson has moved back in with his parents after being made penniless.

The 28-year-old, who once stood in for Alan Shearer in the infamous 2-1 home derby defeat to Sunderland in 1999, was declared bankrupt at Sunderland County Court on January 8.

The amount of debt he is in is not known, although bankruptcy proceedings can only be brought if at least pounds 750 is owed.

He had been subject to a voluntary agreement to pay back his creditors pounds 400 a month, but fell behind and didn't oppose being made bankrupt.

At the time he was living in a rented flat in the Fulwell area of Sunderland but has now moved back in with his parents in Seaburn, Sunderland.

Robinson, who made 137 league appearances for 10 different clubs, did not attend the bankruptcy hearing.

He played a central role as Ruud Gullit's reign came to an ignominious end when Robinson was chosen ahead of both Duncan Ferguson and Alan Shearer for the derby clash in August 1999.
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Feb 5, 2007
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