The promising young fullback, who has now made his senior international bow with the United States, spent last season with Bolton Wanderers and he has secured another season-long loan close to home, this time with the Latics.
Everton had insisted on securing Robinson on new terms before he agreed a new loan and he has put pen to paper on a new three-year deal.
Wigan have also inquired about signing Matthew Pennington for the season but they face competition from Leeds United.
Pennington, who also signed a new three-year contract this summer, spent the 2017-18 campaign at Elland Road and the Yorkshire club are believed to be keen to take him back.
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1 Posted 03/08/2018 at 14:33:06
2 Posted 03/08/2018 at 14:41:02
If he does well he will be perfect back-up to Digne from next Summer.
3 Posted 03/08/2018 at 14:45:38
I have only seen a little of Antonee, he looked promising but some way off the finished article. Hope he has a successful loan period which develops his game further.
4 Posted 03/08/2018 at 14:57:14
I think Connolly, who looks like he is staying at Goodison at the moment, is a better footballer than Robinson and he can also play and has played in midfield as well as right-back and left-back.
5 Posted 03/08/2018 at 15:05:39
Antonee shows promise and potential, so the extended contract secures him.
But - apologies to Mike Gaynes and other US Blues - based on what I've seen in pre-season, he isn't ready for the Premier League yet.
Baines and Digne fighting over the left-back spot this season is more reassuring than last season's situation.
Hopefully, Robinson (or Connolly, as Dave mentions, or AN Other) can make a case for themselves to usurp Baines next season.
6 Posted 03/08/2018 at 15:19:30
7 Posted 03/08/2018 at 15:23:16
8 Posted 03/08/2018 at 15:52:15
9 Posted 03/08/2018 at 15:56:11
10 Posted 03/08/2018 at 16:51:33
11 Posted 03/08/2018 at 17:14:09
12 Posted 03/08/2018 at 17:38:41
13 Posted 03/08/2018 at 17:44:26
14 Posted 03/08/2018 at 17:48:16
15 Posted 03/08/2018 at 18:15:54
So he's not the finished article, although I think he's closer to it than Peter #3 does. (We can debate it over dinner in November, Pete!) But clearly the addition of the excellent Digne makes Robinson surplus to current needs, and another season on loan will undoubtedly drive his development forward.
I still say he's a star in the making. Unquestionably the most gifted US left back I have seen in 50 years of watching, although that's not as large a compliment as you might think given the collection of turds, twats and transplants that have played the position for us. (A recent poll naming the all-time US Best 11 had a transplanted CB at left back. So did the second 11.)
Best of luck, Antonee! And thanks for your comments Frank, Dave and Adam regarding his manager.
16 Posted 03/08/2018 at 18:35:26
Would love to see him come back and challenge for a first team spot.
17 Posted 03/08/2018 at 19:19:28
Happy this is the situation as he needs to play.
Very good loan by the Club.
18 Posted 03/08/2018 at 21:15:19
19 Posted 03/08/2018 at 22:23:45
20 Posted 03/08/2018 at 22:34:17
Marty Pennington got a three year deal in May? Why sign him up before the new management came in? He wasnt going anywhere. It should have been a one year deal. The lad is a good honest young lad and tries hard. But he seems lacking. Hopefully he goes on loan to Wigan or Leeds and comes back a better player.
21 Posted 03/08/2018 at 23:04:51
22 Posted 04/08/2018 at 07:41:48
23 Posted 04/08/2018 at 20:54:18
Darron Gibson played for Wigan and looked excellent, and James Vaughan came off the bench to hit the post for them, of the former Everton players.
Robinson was very good - both offensively and defensively but there were too many misplaced passed from him... occasionally caught out in defence. But he played well, and basically made the first goal. Crucial defensive interception, a fast surge forward, seemed to run out of steam and headed wide, but no, he wasn't done yet, and with an excellent burst of speed rounded the full back, and the goal came from his cross there.
Wigan fans I spoke to were likewise impressed. There's a long way to go but hopefully he's getting there. Working under a very very good Scouse manager there in Paul Cook too.
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