SWINDON TOWN: Headlines don't faze Storey

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Swindon Town's Miles Storey Swindon Town's Miles Storey

MILES Storey is not bothered by seeing his name in headlines, as the young striker learns to deal with the local spotlight focusing on his embryonic career.

After progressing through the youth-team set-up at the County Ground, Storey broke into manager Paolo Di Canio’s matchday squads earlier this season and then burst to the forefront of Robins-related conversation with a goal at Stevenage, two strikes against Aston Villa in the Capital One Cup and an England Under 19 summons last month.

Di Canio was upset that the 18-year-old was dominating stories across the Swindon media, stressing that the “hype” would do little to help his forward’s development.

Storey recognises that he has a long way to go before he becomes the rounded footballer he craves to be, however, and he emphasised that he has no problem dealing with the limelight.

“Obviously it’s nice that people recognise you’re doing alright and you’re doing well,” he said.

“I don’t feel the pressure because I don’t feel any different to how I did two months ago when I was just involved in squads.

“I’ll just carry on playing my football and trying to improve. I don’t really mind it to be fair, I’l have a little read and some people give me a bit of stick on Twitter but you’re always going to get that.

“People are always going to try to shoot you down.

“I try to have a bit of banter with it.”

Since the clash with Villa, Di Canio has used Storey sparingly in League One, handing the youngster a combined total of just 73 minutes in the games leading up to now.

However, Storey revealed that the Italian continues to impart his advice to him in public and he is trying to use that knowledge and experience to better himself as a player.

“He’s just been saying to work hard in training and listen to his advice, which I know I’ve got to do anyway,” he said.

“I haven’t really done anything in the game yet. I’ve still got a lot to learn. There’s a lot of games to come in the season and I just want to try hard in training and improve, because there are a lot of areas I need to improve.

“The fitness that we’ve done means you do feel sharper when you’re on the pitch.

“As I’ve been involved a bit more in the last couple of games I feel I can run that extra channel or make that last run.

“My movement is getting better so I’m really looking forward to working hard and getting whatever game time I can.”

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6:19am Wed 5 Dec 12

smirg kcab says...

Old headlines just to wind Paolo up again.
Shame on you
Where's sue ?
Onwards and upwards
Old headlines just to wind Paolo up again. Shame on you Where's sue ? Onwards and upwards smirg kcab

6:49am Wed 5 Dec 12

Ollie Reed's Parky dance! says...

Typical journalism ....don't give a s**t about the player effected by yet more unnecessary hype!
Typical journalism ....don't give a s**t about the player effected by yet more unnecessary hype! Ollie Reed's Parky dance!

8:48am Wed 5 Dec 12

Robinonfire says...

Hope Storey starts on Saturday.

Come on you REDS
Hope Storey starts on Saturday. Come on you REDS Robinonfire

10:45am Wed 5 Dec 12

LeGod says...

We need to get our stuttering season back on track on saturday which is going to be tough game and also sort out our home record which is not looking great at the moment.

A win is essential saturday and lets hope the extra long break has got our players fired up. Maybe Miles will get on and score the winner!!!!!!!!!!!!
We need to get our stuttering season back on track on saturday which is going to be tough game and also sort out our home record which is not looking great at the moment. A win is essential saturday and lets hope the extra long break has got our players fired up. Maybe Miles will get on and score the winner!!!!!!!!!!!! LeGod

12:01pm Wed 5 Dec 12

Oi Den! says...

Most of the clamour for Storey to play is driven by his brief - but admittedly exciting - performance against Aston Villa. He hasn't done a great deal in his other appearances. It takes time for young players to get used to the rigorous nature of League football. (We have even seen several older players in the last couple of years who couldn't cope with it at all because they had never been exposed to this type of football before.) PDC clearly thinks that Storey should be brought along gradually. I'm inclined to agree with that. He may have bags of potential but he would be nowhere near first choice for me.
Most of the clamour for Storey to play is driven by his brief - but admittedly exciting - performance against Aston Villa. He hasn't done a great deal in his other appearances. It takes time for young players to get used to the rigorous nature of League football. (We have even seen several older players in the last couple of years who couldn't cope with it at all because they had never been exposed to this type of football before.) PDC clearly thinks that Storey should be brought along gradually. I'm inclined to agree with that. He may have bags of potential but he would be nowhere near first choice for me. Oi Den!

12:20pm Wed 5 Dec 12

Is that you Lovesey says...

I cant wait for saturday, it feels like the close season with no news or excitement happening....... COYR...... 3-0 Saturday !!
I cant wait for saturday, it feels like the close season with no news or excitement happening....... COYR...... 3-0 Saturday !! Is that you Lovesey

12:24pm Wed 5 Dec 12

Angolan Red says...

Hes better than our loanee strikers who are only here to restart their season and then they bwill be off.We miss Benson time for Decanio to go the sooner the better , only at town for own ego trip.
Hes better than our loanee strikers who are only here to restart their season and then they bwill be off.We miss Benson time for Decanio to go the sooner the better , only at town for own ego trip. Angolan Red

12:34pm Wed 5 Dec 12

Lanky says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Most of the clamour for Storey to play is driven by his brief - but admittedly exciting - performance against Aston Villa. He hasn't done a great deal in his other appearances. It takes time for young players to get used to the rigorous nature of League football. (We have even seen several older players in the last couple of years who couldn't cope with it at all because they had never been exposed to this type of football before.) PDC clearly thinks that Storey should be brought along gradually. I'm inclined to agree with that. He may have bags of potential but he would be nowhere near first choice for me.
Er...a goal against Stevenage? I'll take a goal every 73 minutes from a youth player!

I think he has actually looked good when he has played. I remember seeing him early last season against Crawley away coming on as a sub, and he looked fantastic then as well.

I do agree with the slow approach though. But if he keeps up his goalscoring rate, don't expect the fans to be pleased to see him on the bench
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Most of the clamour for Storey to play is driven by his brief - but admittedly exciting - performance against Aston Villa. He hasn't done a great deal in his other appearances. It takes time for young players to get used to the rigorous nature of League football. (We have even seen several older players in the last couple of years who couldn't cope with it at all because they had never been exposed to this type of football before.) PDC clearly thinks that Storey should be brought along gradually. I'm inclined to agree with that. He may have bags of potential but he would be nowhere near first choice for me.[/p][/quote]Er...a goal against Stevenage? I'll take a goal every 73 minutes from a youth player! I think he has actually looked good when he has played. I remember seeing him early last season against Crawley away coming on as a sub, and he looked fantastic then as well. I do agree with the slow approach though. But if he keeps up his goalscoring rate, don't expect the fans to be pleased to see him on the bench Lanky

12:51pm Wed 5 Dec 12

avo says...

Angolan Red wrote:
Hes better than our loanee strikers who are only here to restart their season and then they bwill be off.We miss Benson time for Decanio to go the sooner the better , only at town for own ego trip.
There's a word for people like you. But here's one that you should be...
.
Institutionalised.
[quote][p][bold]Angolan Red[/bold] wrote: Hes better than our loanee strikers who are only here to restart their season and then they bwill be off.We miss Benson time for Decanio to go the sooner the better , only at town for own ego trip.[/p][/quote]There's a word for people like you. But here's one that you should be... . Institutionalised. avo

12:52pm Wed 5 Dec 12

EastleazeRed says...

Totally off the subject , I had to laugh at a story in one of the red top tabloids this morning claiming Watford & Bristol City are chasing ex Swindon Town striker Thomas Dossevi , he quots " I am looking for a club in the championship , it suits my game " :-D . I recon blue square is more your level mate.
Totally off the subject , I had to laugh at a story in one of the red top tabloids this morning claiming Watford & Bristol City are chasing ex Swindon Town striker Thomas Dossevi , he quots " I am looking for a club in the championship , it suits my game " :-D . I recon blue square is more your level mate. EastleazeRed

1:45pm Wed 5 Dec 12

TheDukeOfBanbury says...

avo wrote:
Angolan Red wrote:
Hes better than our loanee strikers who are only here to restart their season and then they bwill be off.We miss Benson time for Decanio to go the sooner the better , only at town for own ego trip.
There's a word for people like you. But here's one that you should be...
.
Institutionalised.
Indeed M.

Sadly people don't grasp the concept of progression and the step up from Div 2.

Glass half full here in the Oxfordshire outpost.
[quote][p][bold]avo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angolan Red[/bold] wrote: Hes better than our loanee strikers who are only here to restart their season and then they bwill be off.We miss Benson time for Decanio to go the sooner the better , only at town for own ego trip.[/p][/quote]There's a word for people like you. But here's one that you should be... . Institutionalised.[/p][/quote]Indeed M. Sadly people don't grasp the concept of progression and the step up from Div 2. Glass half full here in the Oxfordshire outpost. TheDukeOfBanbury

2:59pm Wed 5 Dec 12

LeGod says...

Angolan Red - you need to see a doctor or has the wife left you or has someone else rattled your cage- What are you on.

To move from a poor L2 to L1 is adjusting and ok we have lost to some poor teams this season but we did as well last season and Di Canio will get it right and i have faith still we will be top 6 by the end of the season.

Phone the doctor Angolan Red and get your self looked at or are you worried you may be sectioned they might even lock you up and throw away the key.
Angolan Red - you need to see a doctor or has the wife left you or has someone else rattled your cage- What are you on. To move from a poor L2 to L1 is adjusting and ok we have lost to some poor teams this season but we did as well last season and Di Canio will get it right and i have faith still we will be top 6 by the end of the season. Phone the doctor Angolan Red and get your self looked at or are you worried you may be sectioned they might even lock you up and throw away the key. LeGod

3:14pm Wed 5 Dec 12

Oi Den! says...

EastleazeRed wrote:
Totally off the subject , I had to laugh at a story in one of the red top tabloids this morning claiming Watford & Bristol City are chasing ex Swindon Town striker Thomas Dossevi , he quots " I am looking for a club in the championship , it suits my game " :-D . I recon blue square is more your level mate.
Could be a good player if only he would focus on making contact with the ball instead of the nearest opposition defender.
[quote][p][bold]EastleazeRed[/bold] wrote: Totally off the subject , I had to laugh at a story in one of the red top tabloids this morning claiming Watford & Bristol City are chasing ex Swindon Town striker Thomas Dossevi , he quots " I am looking for a club in the championship , it suits my game " :-D . I recon blue square is more your level mate.[/p][/quote]Could be a good player if only he would focus on making contact with the ball instead of the nearest opposition defender. Oi Den!

4:00pm Wed 5 Dec 12

Malkym says...

Eastleaze - also saw this and it indeed did make me chuckle - and lets face it if he chooses City he'll be in League one anyway because there's no way in the world the Crashton Grate rabble are staying up this season!
Eastleaze - also saw this and it indeed did make me chuckle - and lets face it if he chooses City he'll be in League one anyway because there's no way in the world the Crashton Grate rabble are staying up this season! Malkym

4:34pm Wed 5 Dec 12

TheDukeOfBanbury says...

Oi Den! wrote:
EastleazeRed wrote:
Totally off the subject , I had to laugh at a story in one of the red top tabloids this morning claiming Watford & Bristol City are chasing ex Swindon Town striker Thomas Dossevi , he quots " I am looking for a club in the championship , it suits my game " :-D . I recon blue square is more your level mate.
Could be a good player if only he would focus on making contact with the ball instead of the nearest opposition defender.
and staying on-side :)
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]EastleazeRed[/bold] wrote: Totally off the subject , I had to laugh at a story in one of the red top tabloids this morning claiming Watford & Bristol City are chasing ex Swindon Town striker Thomas Dossevi , he quots " I am looking for a club in the championship , it suits my game " :-D . I recon blue square is more your level mate.[/p][/quote]Could be a good player if only he would focus on making contact with the ball instead of the nearest opposition defender.[/p][/quote]and staying on-side :) TheDukeOfBanbury

4:44pm Wed 5 Dec 12

Oi Den! says...

TheDukeOfBanbury wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
EastleazeRed wrote:
Totally off the subject , I had to laugh at a story in one of the red top tabloids this morning claiming Watford & Bristol City are chasing ex Swindon Town striker Thomas Dossevi , he quots " I am looking for a club in the championship , it suits my game " :-D . I recon blue square is more your level mate.
Could be a good player if only he would focus on making contact with the ball instead of the nearest opposition defender.
and staying on-side :)
True - but Chalky White seemed to spend a lot of time offside and still managed to score a lot of goals!
[quote][p][bold]TheDukeOfBanbury[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]EastleazeRed[/bold] wrote: Totally off the subject , I had to laugh at a story in one of the red top tabloids this morning claiming Watford & Bristol City are chasing ex Swindon Town striker Thomas Dossevi , he quots " I am looking for a club in the championship , it suits my game " :-D . I recon blue square is more your level mate.[/p][/quote]Could be a good player if only he would focus on making contact with the ball instead of the nearest opposition defender.[/p][/quote]and staying on-side :)[/p][/quote]True - but Chalky White seemed to spend a lot of time offside and still managed to score a lot of goals! Oi Den!

6:08pm Wed 5 Dec 12

smirg kcab says...

Oi Den! wrote:
EastleazeRed wrote:
Totally off the subject , I had to laugh at a story in one of the red top tabloids this morning claiming Watford & Bristol City are chasing ex Swindon Town striker Thomas Dossevi , he quots " I am looking for a club in the championship , it suits my game " :-D . I recon blue square is more your level mate.
Could be a good player if only he would focus on making contact with the ball instead of the nearest opposition defender.
3 goals in 27 games uuummm
We have a player with the same stats that plays for us upfront now, don't we mr Williams, mind you he do give 90% in the games and not 10% like doss the toss
Where's sue ?
Onwards and upwards
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]EastleazeRed[/bold] wrote: Totally off the subject , I had to laugh at a story in one of the red top tabloids this morning claiming Watford & Bristol City are chasing ex Swindon Town striker Thomas Dossevi , he quots " I am looking for a club in the championship , it suits my game " :-D . I recon blue square is more your level mate.[/p][/quote]Could be a good player if only he would focus on making contact with the ball instead of the nearest opposition defender.[/p][/quote]3 goals in 27 games uuummm We have a player with the same stats that plays for us upfront now, don't we mr Williams, mind you he do give 90% in the games and not 10% like doss the toss Where's sue ? Onwards and upwards smirg kcab

6:24pm Wed 5 Dec 12

Redhouse Red says...

Nice to morsehead prodding dicanio through the bars again to see if he make him roar...
Nice to morsehead prodding dicanio through the bars again to see if he make him roar... Redhouse Red

6:27pm Wed 5 Dec 12

Oi Den! says...

Grim, I thought Dossevi always tried hard but didn't seem to have a clue what he was supposed to be doing. I wasn't trying to make a case for him. After looking promising at first, he turned out to be useless.
Grim, I thought Dossevi always tried hard but didn't seem to have a clue what he was supposed to be doing. I wasn't trying to make a case for him. After looking promising at first, he turned out to be useless. Oi Den!

6:36pm Wed 5 Dec 12

smirg kcab says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Grim, I thought Dossevi always tried hard but didn't seem to have a clue what he was supposed to be doing. I wasn't trying to make a case for him. After looking promising at first, he turned out to be useless.
Den it was more of a jibe at willo from me rather than a response about doss.

What have you done to your friend mr london? Has his calculator crashed?

Onwards and upwards and can't wait for Saturday
My sons coming down on megabus from Leeds so praying weather will be fine
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Grim, I thought Dossevi always tried hard but didn't seem to have a clue what he was supposed to be doing. I wasn't trying to make a case for him. After looking promising at first, he turned out to be useless.[/p][/quote]Den it was more of a jibe at willo from me rather than a response about doss. What have you done to your friend mr london? Has his calculator crashed? Onwards and upwards and can't wait for Saturday My sons coming down on megabus from Leeds so praying weather will be fine smirg kcab

6:55pm Wed 5 Dec 12

dreamofacleansheet2 says...

Hang on not another player saying he listens to Paolo?

Grim does the megabus have a leaky roof? What has the weather to do with his journey down?

Duke good to know your still optimistic in Oxon. This corner of Gloucestershire still has us down for winning the league. Ridicule away peeps....

10 points behind Crawley mid January last year and the Emperor threw a couple of games over drink-gate at the end. As Yazz would say "The only way is up"...
Hang on not another player saying he listens to Paolo? Grim does the megabus have a leaky roof? What has the weather to do with his journey down? Duke good to know your still optimistic in Oxon. This corner of Gloucestershire still has us down for winning the league. Ridicule away peeps.... 10 points behind Crawley mid January last year and the Emperor threw a couple of games over drink-gate at the end. As Yazz would say "The only way is up"... dreamofacleansheet2

6:59pm Wed 5 Dec 12

DarrenSTFCRomain says...

LeGod wrote:
Angolan Red - you need to see a doctor or has the wife left you or has someone else rattled your cage- What are you on. To move from a poor L2 to L1 is adjusting and ok we have lost to some poor teams this season but we did as well last season and Di Canio will get it right and i have faith still we will be top 6 by the end of the season. Phone the doctor Angolan Red and get your self looked at or are you worried you may be sectioned they might even lock you up and throw away the key.
Why have a pop at someone just because he thinks pdc is not doing a good job..
You lot think pdc is god and everything that he has done at STFC has been spot on...?

Any manager with his budget would have won div 4 last season and they would not have wasted loads of money on shat players by given to them 2 year contract and used over 30 players.

Fairplay 2ya Angolan Red..
[quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: Angolan Red - you need to see a doctor or has the wife left you or has someone else rattled your cage- What are you on. To move from a poor L2 to L1 is adjusting and ok we have lost to some poor teams this season but we did as well last season and Di Canio will get it right and i have faith still we will be top 6 by the end of the season. Phone the doctor Angolan Red and get your self looked at or are you worried you may be sectioned they might even lock you up and throw away the key.[/p][/quote]Why have a pop at someone just because he thinks pdc is not doing a good job.. You lot think pdc is god and everything that he has done at STFC has been spot on...? Any manager with his budget would have won div 4 last season and they would not have wasted loads of money on shat players by given to them 2 year contract and used over 30 players. Fairplay 2ya Angolan Red.. DarrenSTFCRomain

7:18pm Wed 5 Dec 12

Oi Den! says...

dreamofacleansheet2 wrote:
Hang on not another player saying he listens to Paolo?

Grim does the megabus have a leaky roof? What has the weather to do with his journey down?

Duke good to know your still optimistic in Oxon. This corner of Gloucestershire still has us down for winning the league. Ridicule away peeps....

10 points behind Crawley mid January last year and the Emperor threw a couple of games over drink-gate at the end. As Yazz would say "The only way is up"...
I still think we can do it but to be honest it's hard to see how we'll manage it with the tactics and mentality we were showing before the mini-break. PDC has a go at some of the players for their attitude but is it any wonder some of them lack belief when he doesn't trust them to play football? After the break we've had, I would normally be chomping at the bit to see us play again, but to be honest the break has been a relief. I'm just hoping PDC has used it to have a rethink. Somehow I doubt it though.
[quote][p][bold]dreamofacleansheet2[/bold] wrote: Hang on not another player saying he listens to Paolo? Grim does the megabus have a leaky roof? What has the weather to do with his journey down? Duke good to know your still optimistic in Oxon. This corner of Gloucestershire still has us down for winning the league. Ridicule away peeps.... 10 points behind Crawley mid January last year and the Emperor threw a couple of games over drink-gate at the end. As Yazz would say "The only way is up"...[/p][/quote]I still think we can do it but to be honest it's hard to see how we'll manage it with the tactics and mentality we were showing before the mini-break. PDC has a go at some of the players for their attitude but is it any wonder some of them lack belief when he doesn't trust them to play football? After the break we've had, I would normally be chomping at the bit to see us play again, but to be honest the break has been a relief. I'm just hoping PDC has used it to have a rethink. Somehow I doubt it though. Oi Den!

7:55pm Wed 5 Dec 12

jayden says...

Just about sums this site up no mention of the youth only want to talk about past players.
Just about sums this site up no mention of the youth only want to talk about past players. jayden

7:59pm Wed 5 Dec 12

jayden says...

For the record the stand out player was Yalany Baio and ours were Mark FRANCIS and Connor Waldon .
For the record the stand out player was Yalany Baio and ours were Mark FRANCIS and Connor Waldon . jayden

8:01pm Wed 5 Dec 12

Oi Den! says...

Bit harsh there jayden. All the early comments were about Storey, then someone threw in an off subject bit of news/gossip and people commented on that.
Bit harsh there jayden. All the early comments were about Storey, then someone threw in an off subject bit of news/gossip and people commented on that. Oi Den!

8:13pm Wed 5 Dec 12

jayden says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Bit harsh there jayden. All the early comments were about Storey, then someone threw in an off subject bit of news/gossip and people commented on that.
just dont see why we go on about players that were poor for us and less face it were glad to be shot off .At least we have not had the was pdc their last night lot on ....yet.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Bit harsh there jayden. All the early comments were about Storey, then someone threw in an off subject bit of news/gossip and people commented on that.[/p][/quote]just dont see why we go on about players that were poor for us and less face it were glad to be shot off .At least we have not had the was pdc their last night lot on ....yet. jayden

8:21pm Wed 5 Dec 12

jayden says...

jayden wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Bit harsh there jayden. All the early comments were about Storey, then someone threw in an off subject bit of news/gossip and people commented on that.
just dont see why we go on about players that were poor for us and less face it were glad to be shot off .At least we have not had the was pdc their last night lot on ....yet.
Well done st last night £15 for the Exective ticket a lot of liverpool fans who said what a good club we are.Down side to the evening PB a watered down DW.
[quote][p][bold]jayden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Bit harsh there jayden. All the early comments were about Storey, then someone threw in an off subject bit of news/gossip and people commented on that.[/p][/quote]just dont see why we go on about players that were poor for us and less face it were glad to be shot off .At least we have not had the was pdc their last night lot on ....yet.[/p][/quote]Well done st last night £15 for the Exective ticket a lot of liverpool fans who said what a good club we are.Down side to the evening PB a watered down DW. jayden

8:28pm Wed 5 Dec 12

mancrobin says...

Lanky wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Most of the clamour for Storey to play is driven by his brief - but admittedly exciting - performance against Aston Villa. He hasn't done a great deal in his other appearances. It takes time for young players to get used to the rigorous nature of League football. (We have even seen several older players in the last couple of years who couldn't cope with it at all because they had never been exposed to this type of football before.) PDC clearly thinks that Storey should be brought along gradually. I'm inclined to agree with that. He may have bags of potential but he would be nowhere near first choice for me.
Er...a goal against Stevenage? I'll take a goal every 73 minutes from a youth player!

I think he has actually looked good when he has played. I remember seeing him early last season against Crawley away coming on as a sub, and he looked fantastic then as well.

I do agree with the slow approach though. But if he keeps up his goalscoring rate, don't expect the fans to be pleased to see him on the bench
Den, like Lanky, I can't agree with your analysis of Miles Storey. There are also some of us wanting to see him hit the first team more often since his appearance at Tranmere 2 years ago.

Completely agree with Paolo that we shouldn't rush him or expect too much but I feel he has shown plenty on and off the field to deserve an increasing introduction to the club.

We have introduced other youngsters successfully like Nathan Thompson oh, and a lad called Rogers a few years back :)
[quote][p][bold]Lanky[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Most of the clamour for Storey to play is driven by his brief - but admittedly exciting - performance against Aston Villa. He hasn't done a great deal in his other appearances. It takes time for young players to get used to the rigorous nature of League football. (We have even seen several older players in the last couple of years who couldn't cope with it at all because they had never been exposed to this type of football before.) PDC clearly thinks that Storey should be brought along gradually. I'm inclined to agree with that. He may have bags of potential but he would be nowhere near first choice for me.[/p][/quote]Er...a goal against Stevenage? I'll take a goal every 73 minutes from a youth player! I think he has actually looked good when he has played. I remember seeing him early last season against Crawley away coming on as a sub, and he looked fantastic then as well. I do agree with the slow approach though. But if he keeps up his goalscoring rate, don't expect the fans to be pleased to see him on the bench[/p][/quote]Den, like Lanky, I can't agree with your analysis of Miles Storey. There are also some of us wanting to see him hit the first team more often since his appearance at Tranmere 2 years ago. Completely agree with Paolo that we shouldn't rush him or expect too much but I feel he has shown plenty on and off the field to deserve an increasing introduction to the club. We have introduced other youngsters successfully like Nathan Thompson oh, and a lad called Rogers a few years back :) mancrobin

9:20pm Wed 5 Dec 12

Oi Den! says...

mancrobin wrote:
Lanky wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Most of the clamour for Storey to play is driven by his brief - but admittedly exciting - performance against Aston Villa. He hasn't done a great deal in his other appearances. It takes time for young players to get used to the rigorous nature of League football. (We have even seen several older players in the last couple of years who couldn't cope with it at all because they had never been exposed to this type of football before.) PDC clearly thinks that Storey should be brought along gradually. I'm inclined to agree with that. He may have bags of potential but he would be nowhere near first choice for me.
Er...a goal against Stevenage? I'll take a goal every 73 minutes from a youth player!

I think he has actually looked good when he has played. I remember seeing him early last season against Crawley away coming on as a sub, and he looked fantastic then as well.

I do agree with the slow approach though. But if he keeps up his goalscoring rate, don't expect the fans to be pleased to see him on the bench
Den, like Lanky, I can't agree with your analysis of Miles Storey. There are also some of us wanting to see him hit the first team more often since his appearance at Tranmere 2 years ago.

Completely agree with Paolo that we shouldn't rush him or expect too much but I feel he has shown plenty on and off the field to deserve an increasing introduction to the club.

We have introduced other youngsters successfully like Nathan Thompson oh, and a lad called Rogers a few years back :)
Fair play chaps. I think there may be more agreeing with you than agreeing with me. It's just that I believe PDC is right to be careful and I don't think Storey is ready to be a regular in the starting line-up yet. And the fact that Thompson and Rogers made the step up easily does not mean the same would apply to any others. If we put our minds to it, I reckon we could all name a lot more youth players who were blooded early and didn't make the grade, probably because they weren't good enough but also perhaps because they weren't ready and they had the stuffing knocked out of them. There are many things PDC says and does that I disagree with. I'm backing his judgment on this one.
[quote][p][bold]mancrobin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lanky[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Most of the clamour for Storey to play is driven by his brief - but admittedly exciting - performance against Aston Villa. He hasn't done a great deal in his other appearances. It takes time for young players to get used to the rigorous nature of League football. (We have even seen several older players in the last couple of years who couldn't cope with it at all because they had never been exposed to this type of football before.) PDC clearly thinks that Storey should be brought along gradually. I'm inclined to agree with that. He may have bags of potential but he would be nowhere near first choice for me.[/p][/quote]Er...a goal against Stevenage? I'll take a goal every 73 minutes from a youth player! I think he has actually looked good when he has played. I remember seeing him early last season against Crawley away coming on as a sub, and he looked fantastic then as well. I do agree with the slow approach though. But if he keeps up his goalscoring rate, don't expect the fans to be pleased to see him on the bench[/p][/quote]Den, like Lanky, I can't agree with your analysis of Miles Storey. There are also some of us wanting to see him hit the first team more often since his appearance at Tranmere 2 years ago. Completely agree with Paolo that we shouldn't rush him or expect too much but I feel he has shown plenty on and off the field to deserve an increasing introduction to the club. We have introduced other youngsters successfully like Nathan Thompson oh, and a lad called Rogers a few years back :)[/p][/quote]Fair play chaps. I think there may be more agreeing with you than agreeing with me. It's just that I believe PDC is right to be careful and I don't think Storey is ready to be a regular in the starting line-up yet. And the fact that Thompson and Rogers made the step up easily does not mean the same would apply to any others. If we put our minds to it, I reckon we could all name a lot more youth players who were blooded early and didn't make the grade, probably because they weren't good enough but also perhaps because they weren't ready and they had the stuffing knocked out of them. There are many things PDC says and does that I disagree with. I'm backing his judgment on this one. Oi Den!

9:23pm Wed 5 Dec 12

Oi Den! says...

jayden wrote:
jayden wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Bit harsh there jayden. All the early comments were about Storey, then someone threw in an off subject bit of news/gossip and people commented on that.
just dont see why we go on about players that were poor for us and less face it were glad to be shot off .At least we have not had the was pdc their last night lot on ....yet.
Well done st last night £15 for the Exective ticket a lot of liverpool fans who said what a good club we are.Down side to the evening PB a watered down DW.
Great news jayden. But what exactly do you mean by those last few words? PB not very animated?
[quote][p][bold]jayden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jayden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Bit harsh there jayden. All the early comments were about Storey, then someone threw in an off subject bit of news/gossip and people commented on that.[/p][/quote]just dont see why we go on about players that were poor for us and less face it were glad to be shot off .At least we have not had the was pdc their last night lot on ....yet.[/p][/quote]Well done st last night £15 for the Exective ticket a lot of liverpool fans who said what a good club we are.Down side to the evening PB a watered down DW.[/p][/quote]Great news jayden. But what exactly do you mean by those last few words? PB not very animated? Oi Den!

9:26pm Wed 5 Dec 12

Wilesy says...

I would like to see a bit more of Storey playing with Williams.

The bit I don't understand is why after the Stevenage start then Villa cameo he has been used so little. If our other strikers were banging them in then fair enough, but they're not, and Miles must have been full of confidence, particularly after the England call-up, yet in comes an unfit Martin, and Miles is back down the pecking order.

I agree with bringing him in gradually, and whilst I'm sure Paolo would have been fuming after the 'Miles Storey day' in the Adver, the combination of Williams and Storey looked very promising they were running the Villa defence ragged, so think what they could do against League 1 teams.

Still we may not find out as clearly Paolo doesn't fancy that combination.
I would like to see a bit more of Storey playing with Williams. The bit I don't understand is why after the Stevenage start then Villa cameo he has been used so little. If our other strikers were banging them in then fair enough, but they're not, and Miles must have been full of confidence, particularly after the England call-up, yet in comes an unfit Martin, and Miles is back down the pecking order. I agree with bringing him in gradually, and whilst I'm sure Paolo would have been fuming after the 'Miles Storey day' in the Adver, the combination of Williams and Storey looked very promising they were running the Villa defence ragged, so think what they could do against League 1 teams. Still we may not find out as clearly Paolo doesn't fancy that combination. Wilesy

9:48pm Wed 5 Dec 12

mancrobin says...

Wilesy wrote:
I would like to see a bit more of Storey playing with Williams.

The bit I don't understand is why after the Stevenage start then Villa cameo he has been used so little. If our other strikers were banging them in then fair enough, but they're not, and Miles must have been full of confidence, particularly after the England call-up, yet in comes an unfit Martin, and Miles is back down the pecking order.

I agree with bringing him in gradually, and whilst I'm sure Paolo would have been fuming after the 'Miles Storey day' in the Adver, the combination of Williams and Storey looked very promising they were running the Villa defence ragged, so think what they could do against League 1 teams.

Still we may not find out as clearly Paolo doesn't fancy that combination.
I get the impression we are all barking up the same tree here Wilesy, including Paolo. By and large, I think his introduction has been measured (perhaps a bit too measured) and I would imagine we are about to see a lot more of him.

I agree that Williams and Storey sounds a good combo and assumed listening to reports of his Yeovil exploits that Williams was an out and out striker. Maybe Paolo should give him that role with Storey feeding in the channels. However, still think Benno and Miles would have been the real deal.
[quote][p][bold]Wilesy[/bold] wrote: I would like to see a bit more of Storey playing with Williams. The bit I don't understand is why after the Stevenage start then Villa cameo he has been used so little. If our other strikers were banging them in then fair enough, but they're not, and Miles must have been full of confidence, particularly after the England call-up, yet in comes an unfit Martin, and Miles is back down the pecking order. I agree with bringing him in gradually, and whilst I'm sure Paolo would have been fuming after the 'Miles Storey day' in the Adver, the combination of Williams and Storey looked very promising they were running the Villa defence ragged, so think what they could do against League 1 teams. Still we may not find out as clearly Paolo doesn't fancy that combination.[/p][/quote]I get the impression we are all barking up the same tree here Wilesy, including Paolo. By and large, I think his introduction has been measured (perhaps a bit too measured) and I would imagine we are about to see a lot more of him. I agree that Williams and Storey sounds a good combo and assumed listening to reports of his Yeovil exploits that Williams was an out and out striker. Maybe Paolo should give him that role with Storey feeding in the channels. However, still think Benno and Miles would have been the real deal. mancrobin

6:54am Thu 6 Dec 12

jayden says...

Oi Den! wrote:
jayden wrote:
jayden wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Bit harsh there jayden. All the early comments were about Storey, then someone threw in an off subject bit of news/gossip and people commented on that.
just dont see why we go on about players that were poor for us and less face it were glad to be shot off .At least we have not had the was pdc their last night lot on ....yet.
Well done st last night £15 for the Exective ticket a lot of liverpool fans who said what a good club we are.Down side to the evening PB a watered down DW.
Great news jayden. But what exactly do you mean by those last few words? PB not very animated?
Yes Den he is a good coach but no manager he was out of his depth the liverpool manager still wanting more from his team at 5 PB was sat down from the 2 goal .
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jayden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jayden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Bit harsh there jayden. All the early comments were about Storey, then someone threw in an off subject bit of news/gossip and people commented on that.[/p][/quote]just dont see why we go on about players that were poor for us and less face it were glad to be shot off .At least we have not had the was pdc their last night lot on ....yet.[/p][/quote]Well done st last night £15 for the Exective ticket a lot of liverpool fans who said what a good club we are.Down side to the evening PB a watered down DW.[/p][/quote]Great news jayden. But what exactly do you mean by those last few words? PB not very animated?[/p][/quote]Yes Den he is a good coach but no manager he was out of his depth the liverpool manager still wanting more from his team at 5 PB was sat down from the 2 goal . jayden

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