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Former Blue Robinson finds new home at the Lions

Mitch Robinson of the Blues in action during the 2014 AFL Round 18 match between the Carlton Blues and the North Melbourne Kangaroos at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne on July 18, 2014. (Photo: Michael Willson/AFL Media)
Mitch Robinson will continue his career at the Lions next year
DUMPED Carlton hard-nut Mitch Robinson has found a new football home, with the Brisbane Lions securing the midfielder as a delisted free agent.
 
Robinson attracted strong interest from the Lions and Richmond after he was cut loose by the Blues for lying about his part in a late-night brawl also involving then teammate Jeff Garlett.

Garlett has since been traded to Melbourne, while Robinson was one of several experienced Blues delisted after the trade period.
 
The 25-year-old was heavily courted by the Tigers, who have made no secret of their desire to add depth to their midfield mix, but he settled on a move north to the Lions, who offered him a two-year deal.
 
Robinson bolsters an already potent midfield at the Queensland club, which also secured All-Australian Dayne Beams from Collingwood and Geelong premiership player Allen Christensen during the NAB AFL Trade Period.
 
Lions talent acquisition and retention manager Peter Schwab said Robinson's attack on the football would be a valuable asset next season.
 
"Mitch is one of the guys who always attacks the footy 100 percent," 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."
 
Robinson played 100 games and kicked 58 goals for Carlton after joining the club as a third-round selection – pick No.40 overall – in the 2008 draft.
 
He averaged 20 disposals and almost five marks in 12 matches last season, highlighted by a season-high 31 touches and nine marks against Greater Western Sydney in round 14,
 
Originally from Tasmania, Robinson twice finished in the top-10 in Carlton's best and fairest.