I am a straight male living in central Scotland
I am also looking for suitable opponents who want to submission wrestle with me in a safe and sane match
- United Kingdom, Dollar
I am willing to travel 100 miles
StatsAge: 65-year-old Male
Stats: 5'8" (173 cm), 163 lbs (74 kg)
Gear: Anything, speedos, trunks, shorts, combats or jeans
No holds barred
Last login: 7 hours ago
Last modified: 3/27/2019 11:08 AM
Start of membership: 8/13/2017 12:13 AM
Past OpponentsAlbaD52 bikerskinnw claymore eastcheshireguy finders fitguy2 FitScot Glasgow Crusher glenscot01 JOHN1953 latestarter oldscrapperderby RobbieNeill Scot Grappler ScotLaird1 Scots Wrestler Scrapmerchant 1 Tynesider walsallgoodguy WeeJimmie
Jotakle is recommended by ScotLaird1
John travelled quite a distance to get to me which I appreciated, and appeared friendly and relaxed before we locked up and wrestled in what turned out to be a safe and sane match, but in which both wrestlers put each other under pressure at times. My mat experience and slightly better stamina level on the day resulted in me getting the only submission...but I know that such is John's tough and positive attitude that he will only come back stronger and more determined when we next face off. J has a good lightweight wrestler's physique and truly looks the part in his trunks and boots. I strongly suggest that you challenge him...
Rematch: May 19: John has done a fine job of describing our latest wrestling encounter in his recommendation. I would like to add that J. shows cunning on the mats and will counter if you do not remain focused, and although slightly older in years has a good levels of both stamina and aggression. I recommend that you meet John soon, as he seems sadly to be thinking of retiring from the sport. (I also enjoyed having a beer with John after our ruck, finding him a kind man and good company with varied interests and well travelled).
ScotLaird1 is recommended by Jotakle
We finally got our rematch off the ground and it was worth waiting for.
Evenly matched, and both fighting to get a submission, but neither of us yielded to the other, in what was nearly 2 hours of wrestling,
I expect the restricted small area did not help support the type of open submission wrestling we would both have liked.
Whilst I did not get my revenge for Rob’s win over me the last time, in this match it was honors even. Never the less it was a good and enjoyable battle, where we both learnt some useful holds and moves from the other.
Rob is a tenacious fighter with determination and shed loads of stamina, and he will continue fighting on relentlessly, and as always I thoroughly recommend him. Do take him on if you get the chance
Also recommend you take the opportunity to go for a few beers afterwards with this interesting and well mannered gentle bloke.
I met John a few days ago after corresponding for a while and we had a lot of fun. I found him to be committed to improving his fight game and more than keen to learn new moves. Fundamentally he has the right attitude and approach to the sport; as he is aggressive and uninhibited, despite my years of experience and weight advantage over him.
We did a lot of 'live' training whereby the moves practiced were done in real time and in no time I was having to fight hard to stave off a potential submission. This wrestler is fit and doesn't let age or experience deter him from putting up a good fight.
His fight game is bound to improve over time so any potential opponents shouldn't take him lightly. They do so at their peril!
It was a privilege to meet AlbaD52 after we had been communicating with each other for some time, in an encounter which turned out to be more of an effective training session (for me that is!).
John has a wealth of experience and knowledge in a wide range of fighting techniques, and during the wrestling, he would stop to coach me, demonstrating where and how to take advantage of situations as they arise.
This man knows exactly how to share and impart his knowledge, whilst at the same time maintaining a real live challenge on the mats, making me wrestle and work really hard, all of which was totally safe, and more importantly it was great fun.
Great company too and a very interesting guy to talk to off the mats as well. Thank you my friend, cannot wait until the next time!
Jotakle is recommended by Glasgow Crusher
After sending messages back and forth, I had the pleasure of meeting this really friendly guy and what ensued was a very sweaty, tough match!.
A very tough wrestler with determination and strength, I had my work cut out for me!. He has good aggression, stamina and a great attitude which makes him the perfect opponent!. He doesn't submit easily and has great stubborn fighting spirit!. We wrestled with small breaks to rehydrate but both of us were drenched in sweat, wrestling kit saturated from the great workout that we had wrestling for domination!.
A really lovely gentleman, safe and sane, polite and an absolute pleasure to talk to!. I felt totally at ease wrestling him. Great company over beers after!.
I totally recommend this wrestler as you'll have a great match with him. I'm looking forward to round 2!.
Thanks for a great wrestling match mate!
Glasgow Crusher is recommended by Jotakle
After chatting with each other for some time, I got the chance to take on the Glasgow Crusher, and it was well worth the wait, to wrestle this powerful and skilled wrestler, who lives up to his reputation in every way.
He is indeed a really nice friendly easy going bloke, who on meeting immediately put me at ease, and then it is a gentle wrestle to start with, but don't be fooled, once serious battle commences, the Crusher will move to take control, applying an effective scissors or a mean headlock in his own immutable style. My neck and face, which are still sore this morning, remind me that I did not submit to any of his ‘crushing’ moves, although I might think differently about that next time!
The Glasgow Crusher is totally safe and sane, careful and considerate as well, but he meets aggression with aggression and will wrestle hard with any opponent to be dominant, and as I expected, we had cracking fight, and a great workout.
If you want a competitive wrestle with a tough wrestler, the Glasgow Crusher is your man, thoroughly recommended, but make sure you allow time for a beer afterwards to spend time with this interesting respectful fellow,
I look forward to having another battle with him when it can be arranged
I met J yesterday for a wrestle. Whilst he is a smaller guy, he was not scared to up against me. Before we had started he warned me off just sitting on him to get the pin! With this in mind I did use a bit more of a mat based wrestle with him, getting him to submit to body scissors.
He is a very defensive wrestler becuase he has good stamina and was ready for pouncing when my inevitable out of breathness came.
Highly recommended and looking forward to round two when we get arranged.
After initially chatting to Finders, we agreed to meet for a wrestling match a few days later, however I did wonder if taking on this big bloke was the right thing for me to do?
I shouldn’t have been concerned, Iain is totally safe, and is an experienced wrestler, who takes good care of those perhaps not so strong as himself, and I soon found myself safely on the deck struggling within in a head lock and body scissors all at the same time!
Two submissions to one put Iain rightly in front, as this bloke knows exactly what he is doing, quickly and effectively controlling me, however I did survive his bear hugs, no way was I going to submit to those!
A great enjoyable wrestle with this safe and competent wrestler, I fully recommend Finders if you want a safe and competitive match, take him on, you will not be disappointed.
I want to fight him again!
Jotakle is recommended by Scot Grappler
Round 3 (24 Jan 19). I met John again at his flat in Dundee yesterday. We were having a good tussle on the ground when I rather stupidly allowed my head to bang against the wall with a loud thud! I was getting myself up from the ground trying to put myself in a position of strength on top of this fearsome opponent. Anyway the session had to come to an abrupt end which was a great pity because we were both in full battle at the time, thoroughly enjoying ourselves. The problem with John (for me anyway) is his f…ing arms they are so bloody strong I was just finding it completely impossible to get the upper hand against him. Anyway John I am sorry our battle was so rudely cut short, I am certainly up for it again at any time you want.
The re-match! It must now be at least 10 months since I last met John who at the time he was a relative novice (but compared to me quite an experienced) fighter. Since that first meeting John has met numerous other fighters on this site and his added experience certainly showed when I met him once again in my garden last week. I have to say I didn't have a chance. His hands and arms are particularly strong and there was no way that I was going to get the better of him. The one advantage I did have was my weight (not that I would describe myself as a heavy person) and there was just one chance I had of pinning him to the ground although I suspect that may have partly been down to John allowing me to get the upper hand just that one - it would have been very easy for him to through me off. All in all it was an enjoyable and fun hour of grappling and I am certainly willing to give him another go should he agree to another fight at some point in the future. Off the mat he is a great guy, I would certainly urge others to give him a challenge.
John and I finally managed to organise our fight which was held outside in my garden on a very wet and damp morning. This was in fact my first fight for pretty nearly two years and I thoroughly enjoyed the session. Although neither of us have much experience, John is a very strong fighter and he was easily able to overpower me on numerous occasions, but that said we had a great grapple and roll on the ground. As he becomes more experienced, which I am confident he will, he will definitely be a force to be reckoned with particularly for those who are half his age. He is also an incredibly nice guy both on and off the mat and is totally trustworthy. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who is looking for a tough submission wrestle – with or without body punches. I very much hope to meet and fight John again.
PS. John has been over generous with his recommendation! Yes, when he arrived I was itching for a fight and once on the grass I went straight at him, no time as he said for small talk, well wasn’t that why he was there!!! As a result I got him to the ground but it didn’t take long for his strength to overpower me. Thinking back a day later I certainly enjoyed the encounter and can’t wait to fight again.
Scot Grappler is recommended by Jotakle
24 Jan 19 - round 3
Rod arrived right on time and making it known he was clearly up for a fight, (getting pushed about before we even got near to the mats was a clear sign of that!)
Anyway, once on the mats taking on this (big) strong fired up lad seems a challenge, but soon Rod found himself submitting to a rear naked choke, which let him know who really is in charge!
Rod has clearly been picking up some experience in how to lock in and render useless opponents arms and legs not to mention turning his opponent over to get on top.
It was turning into a good battle until Rod (accidentally) head butted the wall, then it was time to cut short and sensibly call it a day, to allow Rod (and the wall) to recover
Thanks Rod, looking forward to the next time (outside again maybe?)
6 /13/ 18 - the rematch!
It was good to meet Rod again, who is keen to put the gloves on and wastes no time to start fighting, a strong bloke who goes straight for his opponent, throwing punches before we have even hit the ground.
Clearly I now have more experience, and that does seem to be paying off, as Rod finds himself submitting to an array of chokes, arm locks and scissors, however I did not get it all my way as I did find myself pinned down under his weight!
As ever Rob is a great host! his secluded garden is ideal for an outside fight, and once again it was a great wrestling experience taking on this safe and gentle guy.
What a really enjoyable wrestling experience meeting Rod, for a fight in his very secluded garden.
Rod is so easy to get on with, a most hospitable friendly and mild mannered guy, although watch out when you step outside with him, he immediately turns into a ‘game lad’ who is there to fight, and this morning came straight for me, (no time for any small talk then?) and bundled me to the ground.
He seems to have the advantage, but there is no way I can just let this guy take me in our first bout, we wrestle on wet ground for ages. Eventually I have got him where I need him, pinned underneath me, first bout to me, but I was really lucky.
We both have a lot to learn, however we did manage to deliver some submissions using a clumsy arm bar, choke, and full nelson, but Rod failed to feel any discomfort whatsoever from my figure four leg lock!
We both then agreed to fight using body punching, which was a real buzz, and both enjoyed tearing into each other
I mistakenly thought Rod has had enough, but NO, after a short breather he wants to go again, so it’s outside into the rain for another session, and then another, and then another, but all great fun
Whilst Rod is a really nice gentle guy, he is certainly no pushover.
I recommend him as a great bloke to wrestle with, who is safe and sane, and someone who is totally trustworthy.
I look forward to our next fight
Jotakle is recommended by latestarter
Since our match earlier in the year we have managed to meet up for coffee, on occasion, but, today, got time and space to have another match. After some lengthy grappling I was able to make my height & weight advantage pay off and get John to tap a couple of times. Think we have both learnt a lot since our first meeting and this made for a very pleasurable, tough, tiring couple of hours. Hopefully many more to come
Finally managed to meet up (with 2 others) in Manchester for a great couple of hours wrestling.
Well worth the wait and the travelling as we had a couple of evenly matched, hard fought tussles. Honours even in the end.
A safe, strong guy who is obviously learning all the time.
Easy to talk to and good company off the mats as well.
Look forward to many more meets
latestarter is recommended by Jotakle
“It is only a matter of time”. Those are the words, which go through my mind every time Latestarter gets on top of me, when he methodically restricts my arm and leg movement to force my submission.
He is a committed wrestler who has been fully developing his wrestling skills, over the past year, and the evidence of that is clear to see. Enjoyed our bout, it was great fun, many thanks Brian.
A great host as well and I look forward to our next encounter which I hope will not be too long away
Finally got the chance to wrestle Latestarter, after communicating with each other for some time, (since the time we both started wrestling last summer)
We had a couple of really competitive bouts, the first of which seemed to go my way, but the second was a different story, when Brian had me submitting to his brilliantly executed arm bar
A great tough guy to wrestle, safe and sane, and an excellent bloke off the mats as well, so easy to get on with and very easy to set up a meet with.
Hope to wrestle Brian again soon, totally recommend him
Jotakle is recommended by Scots Wrestler
After a few months of chatting we finally met up. What a gentleman.
Really enjoyed the meet.
Made me realise how out of condition I am but it improved my defensive technique. Jotakle is a lot stronger than you realise.
Thanks for coming down.....till the next time!
Scots Wrestler is recommended by Jotakle
It was good to meet Scots Wrestler at his home near Dumfries.
We were very evenly matched and I enjoyed some intense wrestling with this strong and tough bloke.
If you get the chance to take him on, it is well worth it, you will not be disappointed.
A great host as well and I look forward to another encounter with him, the sooner the better.
After many months of chatting, I finally met Jotalke for a grapple. I was a bit sad that I didn't meet him earlier as he turned out to be very pleasant and charming to be with, and interesting too. On the mat, he is a very keen wrestler, enthusiastic and willing to learn more, and it is obvious when rolling with him that he has picked up a bit of experience very quickly, and will definitely picking up more as time progresses. He is going to become one hell of a battle so watch out lads! I have no hesitation in recommending Jotalke.
I knew it was great opportunity for me when FitScot agreed to meet me for a wrestling match, he was someone who I had been wishing to meet for a long time and I was not disappointed.
This guy really knows what he is doing, safety being his first priority, he had me on the defensive from the very beginning
He is a very strong powerful bloke (both physically and mentally!) someone who is totally focused, and who competently kicked my arse with a determined ruthless efficiency!
Ewan is also a very patient lad who shares is knowledge, providing me with some really effective coaching, which was really helpful, so he better watch out the next time!
I totally recommend FitScot, he is a great welcoming host (both on and off the mats), someone who puts you at ease as soon as you meet him. I really enjoyed the wrestling and I hope it will not be too long until we meet again.
Jotakle came to my house.
I will start by saying look at this mans past opponents, he is fearless.
He has no idea how good he is already, it was well intense when we started fighting.
I have an ongoing neck issue which gave him the edge ( I WILL see a physio about my neck )
we then practiced some stuff, his upper body strength will take you by surprise but I have now stupidly shown him how to crank on a body scissor.
LOVELY man, deffo want another go when I am fit
Dfire is such a relaxed guy, which made for a great afternoons wrestling, intense at times but great fun.
After a long struggle, I did manage to scrape a few submissions out of David, although I would guess that was made just a bit easier for me only because he is struggling to cope with a previous wrestling injury.
Great tutor as well. taking time to share his vast experience and helping me improve my technique, particularly in applying a body scissors, (I don’t think he expected to be my first victim in a later bout, thanks David!).
I look forward to another wrestling match when David is fully recovered from his injury, I just can’t wait to lock horns with him once again.
Totally recommend D’fire as a safe and sane experienced fighter to go wrestling with, he is a cool guy and won’t disappoint.
Jotakle is recommended by Scrapmerchant 1
The match was long awaited, the challenge having been made in the summer of 2017 while Jotakle was visiting London. The date was set for 24 March 2018 and would take place while I was visiting Edinburgh.
It was agreed that we would have a lads scrap. Jotakle arrived in levis and 8 hole doc marten boots. After the initial pleasantries, the shirts came off and we eyeballed each other for what seemed like an eternity.
The fight began at a fast pace - neither of us prepared to yield to the other, i knew from the outset that Jotakle wanted this victory as much as I did.
Jotakle is strong, and not afraid to get stuck in, he has very good stamina and is relentless at coming back again and again. John is a great guy who likes a good fight- his lack of experience gave me the upper hand and the victory in our first match.
He caught me off guard a couple of times with his rear naked choke - so be warned!
Jotakle is a great guy both off and on the mats, he is genuine and likes a good rough safe, sane, scrap . It was a pleasure to eventually get it on with him and I am very much looking forward to the rematch. Don't be put off by age, John is fit and feisty - challenge him, you will have a good time!
Scrapmerchant 1 is recommended by Jotakle
Scrapmerchant was the first person to challenge me when I started wrestling last summer, however I refrained from accepting his offer for 6 months, until I had built up some experience, although we did keep in touch. Then the time did come for us to arrange a match, which was so straightforward to organise, where the lead up to the fight was accompanied by some serious verbal between the two of us.
We agreed to have what I would call a ‘lads fight’, with some body punching, and when I arrived at his hotel, Alan really looked the business in his jeans and DMs, all ready to go rucking!
Whilst Alan lowered his game somewhat towards my level, he did not take any prisoners and he soon demonstrated that I am not even close to his league, having me submitting to all his well-executed moves, his accompanying verbal just reinforcing my impending defeat!
Whilst I may have been disappointed not to get even a submission out of him, it was still a brilliant ruck, where Alan brings his own unique style of fighting, and I thoroughly enjoyed it !
Alan also took time to show me where I could effectively improve my wrestling technique, and this was really useful.
Alan is totally safe and sane, he is easy to get on with on and off the mats, and I thoroughly recommend him. If you get the chance to meet the fighter (with his own style of “attitude”) take it, you will not regret it.
i met john at pippers with two other mates after chating a few times he took the time to travel down from scotland john is a very freindly guy and to spend time with he is just a year younger than me but is abit bigger than me in wight and solid when we hit the mats he just keeps coming at you and does not give up easy but i did get the better of him a few times with more time i no he will get alot better and i look forward to next time thanks mate
I really enjoyed wresting John 1953, a very fiesty opponent who gets stuck right in, putting his undoubted skill and experience to good use, restraining me in every way possible.
He is stronger than he looks and took two submissions out of me in the first session, but I did manage to get one out of him in the 2nd, which was not easy
I also learnt a lot from our encounter and I will look forward to meeting him again
Jotakle is recommended by oldscrapperderby
Great guy for a competitive scrap , safe and sane, fit and strong, and a nice guy off the mats as well, highly recommended , am looking forward to match 2 already.
oldscrapperderby is recommended by Jotakle
It’ was a privedge to wrestle Den, a true gentleman in every way, who gives and takes, provides encouragement and advice, and then he really kicked my arse ( in the nicest possible way!)
All great fun, totally safe and sane, and I’m keen for another scrap with this nice bloke, and looking forward to it
A good two hours on the mats with John proved that he is one tough fighter. The advantage was all mine as I weigh a lot more than he does. But he didn't tap easily and kept coming back for more. And that was after a long drive to reach my place. Here's hoping for a rematch before too long. Recommended.
I was totally out classed by Jimmie, finding myself submitting to his various headlocks and other clever skilfully applied holds, but he is always totally safe. Wee Jimmie may have a weight advantage, but he is a very strong powerful bloke who knows exactly what he is doing. It was an enjoyable match and certainly a great ‘work out’.
Jimmie is an excellent host, (and his new mat room is perfect), I thoroughly recommend him and look forward to meeting him meet again soon.
We had good banter leading up to our match and it was very easy to arrange the wrestle as Jotakle is a very reliable guy. He is also very easy to converse with and share stories and have a laugh with. Jotakle has really good intuition and natural instincts for wrestling. He also is very good at analysing the situation and reflecting on the fight. It will be interesting to see his progress over the next few months. My hunch is if he sticks with it on a regular basis he will be dominating alot of guys. I look forward to wrestling him again and I would encourage others to wrestle him too
After a bit of verbal from both sides I looked forward to wrestling Fitguy, afterall we are about the same size and although he has a lot of experience, I should be able to get some decent some moves in on this gentle lightweight
How wrong I was! This strong and powerful lad owned me from the start and I was totally wasted, his vice like torture, and his verbal all the way through made sure I knew it,
Fit guy is totally safe, knows exactly what he is doing, and does the business with a ruthless competence, which is really impressive
A lovely polite and gentle guy off the mats and it was a priviledge meeting him and wrestling him
I need to raise my game!
If you get the chance to fight fitguy, take it
Jotakle is recommended by eastcheshireguy
Good to see this newcomer at a Pippas meet and get him on the mats. He shows good determination and some natural instinct so proved tricky to get holds on. Showed him a couple of things to add to his repertoire.
Looking forward to more time with him as he picks things up.
eastcheshireguy is recommended by Jotakle
It was a privilege to wrestle with EastCheshireguy who put me though my paces at Pippas, where I was regularly submitting to his armbars that just appeared from nowhere.
This powerful bloke lowered his wrestling ability to match mine, with plenty give and take, and I appreciated is impromptu coaching on some moves.
If you looking for an experienced safe and sane wrestler, East Cheshire Guy is your man, and I highly recommend him.
Thanks Andy, I really enjoyed the wrestling and look forward to meeting you again
Jotakle is recommended by walsallgoodguy
11/11/17 met Jotakle at a meet at Pippa's.first time meet and really friendly guy,and great submission Wrestler,thanks mate, Roger
walsallgoodguy is recommended by Jotakle
Had a great wrestling match with Walsallgoodguy, it was good battle and I really enjoyed it.
Put Roger into a few submission holds, where he seemed to be in real pain, yet this tough guy will just not submit. Even when i thought i had him firmly secured in a choke, he just forced his way out!
Wrestling with Roger is a great experience and I thoroughly recommend him.
Looking forward to our next bout.
Jotakle is recommended by bikerskinnw
Good to meet up with Jotakle at Pippas. He is new to this but is a natural fighter and very strong. Highly recommended - I'm looking forward to meeting on the mats again.
bikerskinnw is recommended by Jotakle
Really friendly easy guy to get on with, but thoroughly ruthless on the mats. I thoroughly enjoyed wresting with Bikerskinnw, a bloke who it seems to me, enjoys a good scrap and knows exactly what he is doing.
I recommend him to anyone who is looking for some serious action and I certainly look forward to meeting him on the mats again soon
It was a real pleasure to finally meet John for an outdoor match.
I was very impressed at the effort he put in to getting to the meeting place near Holy Island and then, when we started to wrestle, his sheer tenacity and willingness to learn and practice some moves and holds. We tried some punching and he was equally tenacious at that; easily returning everything I threw at him.
It has been a very enjoyable, fun meet and I'm happy to recommend him.
PS; He could work on his memory but I'll let him explain that.
It was a real privilege to wrestle Brian this afternoon, and whilst he literally wiped the floor with me, he was totally safe and sane in doing so, taking time to show me moves and holds, and indeed, how to deliver them effectively.
Whilst body punching with this strong powerful bloke was relentless and unforgiving, (Brian does not take any prisoners!), it was also great fun.
I really enjoyed the session and thoroughly recommend Brian, who is also good at coaching, I have certainly learnt a lot from him this afternoon.
Work on my memory? i cannot even remember what Brian is talking about!
Jotakle is recommended by glenscot01
I wrestled Jotackle and though he was lighter than me he is very strong. We had a good workout wrestling to submissions, then got the gloves on got some body punching and finally practising some holds, though diffilcult to know if we were doing them properly as both are new to it.
I was a bit nervous but he made me feel at ease right away. He is easy to talk to and strong. If you can arrange a match with him you will have a good match.
I hope we will meet up again.
glenscot01 is recommended by Jotakle
It was really great wrestling with David this afternoon, whilst he had a weight advantage and both of us lack experience, we were a very good match for each other. We both managed to get in some submission holds during the wrestling and we practiced others holds which were new to us.
We had the gloves on as well which was a blast, and David was able to teach me a lesson, that once the heavy guy gets on top and starts pummeling me with punches, there was very little I am able to do about it!
David he is a gentle guy, so easy to get on with, he is a strong fit bloke and I truly recommend him
I look forward to meeting him again,
Jotakle is recommended by RobbieNeill
I met John following his approach to me regarding some coaching and practise while he was down in London. Communications were excellent and he showed up early and ready to get into the ring! A fast learner and very fit for a mature guy like myself! Had a blast in the Walthamstow ring and went through loads of moves and holds with a more submission wrestling theme although we covered a few promission moves too.
A great guy to talk to both on the mats and afterwards over a drink and definately a new wrestler to meet up with.
Looking forward to meeting up with John again on his next trip south of the border!
RobbieNeill is recommended by Jotakle
Robbie provided an excellent introduction to wresting, by coaching me through various submission moves and holds, as well as the subtle points of being able to give and take, which has given me a good start for my next wrestling matches.
Now I am not sure a can remember all those submission holds, but my slightly stiff back is a helpful reminder of some of them!
A powerful strong man who so effectively lowered his game to mine, whilst at the same time, made me work hard to keep up with him.
It was really enjoyable, I loved the experience and I am definitely up for more.
Robbie was so easy to deal with in making the arrangements, he is a relaxed and helpful guy in the ring, and is excellent company outside when we went for a drink afterwards.
If you want some effective down to earth coaching speak to Robbie, I look forward to meeting him again