My opinion of Robbie changed when he brought his dad onto the pitch with him when he led out Derby Country as their captain. His dad had dementia and was a lifetime supporter of the club and I thought that was a wonderful thing to do for him. Robbie and his dad welled up when they were walking out because they knew that he didn't have long. His mum now sets him straight every week on the radio and so I think the guy is okay and a good broadcaster these days. He's definitely improved greatly over the last few years in how he treats people on the radio.
Not a fan at all of his punditry, but I've met a lot of people who've met and worked with him and every single one of them says he's a genuinely lovely guy. So think you can separate the two Robbies
I have met him in Vilamoura in Portugal, proper nice, decent bloke. Always gave his all whenever I saw him play, now trying in the media punditry game and seems to be doing good, hence why we see him on TV so much.
He had 'fans favourite' Adel in his pocket whenever we played against him.
Found that funny Baz .....he was nice when I spoke to him. I said I will tell my mates how decent you were and they wont believe me - he said the football pitch is a war zone and you do what you need to do to win. I agreed.