Miller eyes revenge

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: VENGEANCE: Tommy Miller VENGEANCE: Tommy Miller

MIDFIELDER Tommy Miller has admitted the Swindon Town squad will be on something of a revenge mission when they travel to take on Colchester on Saturday.

When the two sides met at the County Ground earlier in the season a 25-yard free-kick from former Town man Michael Rose secured all three points for the East Anglian side, in a game where the Robins were punished for failing to take their chances.

Since then though, Joe Dunne’s side have struggled and have only won once in their last 11 games, and Miller is keen to take advantage and make amends for the defeat as Town return to action following the postponment of the Boxing Day clash with Leyton Orient.

“We are looking forward to the game because we were disappointed Boxing Day was called off, and we had worked hard leading up to it all and we wanted to play,” he said.

“With the way we are playing and the results we have been having we are full of confidence, and we fancy ourselves to beat anyone.

“When Colchester came here they had a new manager which gave everyone a lift, and they got the result so we owe them one really.

“We are always disappointed to lose any game and we were majorly disappointed that day, so it would be great to go there and turn them over because they came to our patch and beat us.”

Miller was part of the Huddersfield squad which won promotion from League One last season, and the 33-year-old believes now is the perfect time for Town to find a level of consistency which could fire them to similar heights in April and May.

“We have to keep our run going and picking up results and not trying to get beat and keep us in with a chance of promotion, which is our aim for this season,” he said.

“Colchester will be a tough game and there are going to be some strange results between now and the end of the season, but we need to try and be consistent and make sure we are in the right place when it gets to the end of the season.

“They are all tough games in this league, but if you get some consistency you give yourself a chance, and if we do that we will give ourselves a chance.”

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4:20pm Fri 28 Dec 12

SAPFanSTFC says...

Sorry All - I can't get hold of anyone at the adver so Hijacking all threads:
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PLEASE!!!!....Update THIS Miller thread with all predictions:
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Predictions League: Colchester v Swindon AND Swindon v Portsmouth
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Dear all,
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I'm putting up a second double poster - Tranmere entries close at 2.00pm on Saturday and Portsmouth Entries close at 1pm (EARLY KICK-OFF!!) on New Years Day but you can enter both of them here and can submit both on the same post or either at any time from now until the individual deadline.

PLEASE….Make it clear which game you're predicting for :-)
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"I'm really looking forward to Tranmere under lights as you can't beat a cup or top of the table fixture under floodlights" - That was my opening quote on the Tranmere game but BOY! I didn't expect that display, even the Spanish Inquisition would have come to mind before a 5-0 and how it wasn't double figures is beyond me except that their goalie had a fantastic night despite 5 going in…..by coincidence I always look forward to Colchester away and Portsmouth at home…..can't wait!! (except for the soul-less new(ish) Essex moors stadium).
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Personally I very much doubt the Colchester game will be on but I may be being unfair on them, fortunately I missed the home game and whilst I enjoyed our last cup exploits in Essex we don't have a very good recent history in the league with 4 defeats in the last 4 visits although we are 4-0-5 since 1st Jan 2000…..and it is very much our turn to win!!….especially as things are very different this time round. Colchester have lost their last 6 and 8 of the last 9…but we shouldn't expect too much in what is a hollow stadium where the wind howls through the huge gaps and all on a very soggy and squidgy pitch.

Portsmouth at home on 1st January in past years would have been a big battle but they aren't what they were despite us not having beaten them at home since 1993, but they still have a fantastic fan base….one which has matured and mellowed through the years. They have lost 7 and drawn 3 out of their last 10 so again not a lot to shout about although we may see one of my old favourites Phil Smith on the County Ground pitch again after he joined on a 1 month contract.
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Our record high score v Portsmouth was the 5-2 victory back in 1921…..Yep you guessed it - on NEW YEARS DAY!! :-) Since then we have won 3-0 twice hence a 3 goal winning margin is our largest ever victory….can we replicate last Friday night!?…bit too much to ask but this team is definitely capable of doing it.

Good luck everyone, and hopefully we'll get Saturday's game played with a decent result and one that will set up a fantastic County Ground atmosphere for New Years Day.

Cheers all and wishing everyone a VERY HAPPY, HEALTHY and PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR!!!! (especially to all the players, management and back-room staff at the County Ground), SAPFanSTFC!!
====.
Predictions for Colchester United v Swindon Town.
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1) Correct Score.
2) Total Attendance.

3) First Swindon Goalscorer AND Time of the goal.

4) Number of Corners.

5) Time of last Substitute.

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Match Bonus Questions:.

A) Time of the last shot requiring a goalkeeper to make a save (3pts or 1pt if nearest required).

B) Number of Away Fans (5pts within 20, 3 pts within 50 and 1pt within 100).

C) Time and Day at which an abandonment will be announced….if required (3pts or 1pt if nearest required).
====.

====.
Predictions for Swindon Town v Portsmouth.
-------.

1) Correct Score.
2) Total Attendance.

3) First Swindon Goalscorer AND Time of the goal.

4) Number of Corners.

5) Time of last Substitute.

----.

Match Bonus Questions:.

A) Total Goals in all New Years Day fixtures - Top 4 English leagues (5pts exact, 3pts within 5 or 1pt if within 10).
.
B) Time of the last Corner (3pts or 1pt if nearest required).
.
C) Number of Away Fans (5pts within 50, 3 pts within 100 and 1pt within 200).
.
ESS! TEE! EFF! CEE!
.
Cheers all - SAPFanSTFC".
Sorry All - I can't get hold of anyone at the adver so Hijacking all threads: ---. PLEASE!!!!....Update THIS Miller thread with all predictions: ===. Predictions League: Colchester v Swindon AND Swindon v Portsmouth ---. Dear all, . I'm putting up a second double poster - Tranmere entries close at 2.00pm on Saturday and Portsmouth Entries close at 1pm (EARLY KICK-OFF!!) on New Years Day but you can enter both of them here and can submit both on the same post or either at any time from now until the individual deadline. PLEASE….Make it clear which game you're predicting for :-) . "I'm really looking forward to Tranmere under lights as you can't beat a cup or top of the table fixture under floodlights" - That was my opening quote on the Tranmere game but BOY! I didn't expect that display, even the Spanish Inquisition would have come to mind before a 5-0 and how it wasn't double figures is beyond me except that their goalie had a fantastic night despite 5 going in…..by coincidence I always look forward to Colchester away and Portsmouth at home…..can't wait!! (except for the soul-less new(ish) Essex moors stadium). . Personally I very much doubt the Colchester game will be on but I may be being unfair on them, fortunately I missed the home game and whilst I enjoyed our last cup exploits in Essex we don't have a very good recent history in the league with 4 defeats in the last 4 visits although we are 4-0-5 since 1st Jan 2000…..and it is very much our turn to win!!….especially as things are very different this time round. Colchester have lost their last 6 and 8 of the last 9…but we shouldn't expect too much in what is a hollow stadium where the wind howls through the huge gaps and all on a very soggy and squidgy pitch. Portsmouth at home on 1st January in past years would have been a big battle but they aren't what they were despite us not having beaten them at home since 1993, but they still have a fantastic fan base….one which has matured and mellowed through the years. They have lost 7 and drawn 3 out of their last 10 so again not a lot to shout about although we may see one of my old favourites Phil Smith on the County Ground pitch again after he joined on a 1 month contract. . Our record high score v Portsmouth was the 5-2 victory back in 1921…..Yep you guessed it - on NEW YEARS DAY!! :-) Since then we have won 3-0 twice hence a 3 goal winning margin is our largest ever victory….can we replicate last Friday night!?…bit too much to ask but this team is definitely capable of doing it. Good luck everyone, and hopefully we'll get Saturday's game played with a decent result and one that will set up a fantastic County Ground atmosphere for New Years Day. Cheers all and wishing everyone a VERY HAPPY, HEALTHY and PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR!!!! (especially to all the players, management and back-room staff at the County Ground), SAPFanSTFC!! ====. Predictions for Colchester United v Swindon Town. -------. 1) Correct Score. 2) Total Attendance. 3) First Swindon Goalscorer AND Time of the goal. 4) Number of Corners. 5) Time of last Substitute. ----. Match Bonus Questions:. A) Time of the last shot requiring a goalkeeper to make a save (3pts or 1pt if nearest required). B) Number of Away Fans (5pts within 20, 3 pts within 50 and 1pt within 100). C) Time and Day at which an abandonment will be announced….if required (3pts or 1pt if nearest required). ====. ====. Predictions for Swindon Town v Portsmouth. -------. 1) Correct Score. 2) Total Attendance. 3) First Swindon Goalscorer AND Time of the goal. 4) Number of Corners. 5) Time of last Substitute. ----. Match Bonus Questions:. A) Total Goals in all New Years Day fixtures - Top 4 English leagues (5pts exact, 3pts within 5 or 1pt if within 10). . B) Time of the last Corner (3pts or 1pt if nearest required). . C) Number of Away Fans (5pts within 50, 3 pts within 100 and 1pt within 200). . ESS! TEE! EFF! CEE! . Cheers all - SAPFanSTFC". SAPFanSTFC

4:35pm Fri 28 Dec 12

badger58 says...

Colchester 1 STFC 3
4121
Williams 11 mins
11 corners
88 last sub
89 mins last shot
462 away fans
Saturday 10-30 am
POMPEY GAME
STFC 4 Pompey 1
10351
Williams 6 mins
13 corners
last sub 87 mins
182 goals
84 mins
1684
Colchester 1 STFC 3 4121 Williams 11 mins 11 corners 88 last sub 89 mins last shot 462 away fans Saturday 10-30 am POMPEY GAME STFC 4 Pompey 1 10351 Williams 6 mins 13 corners last sub 87 mins 182 goals 84 mins 1684 badger58

8:16am Sat 29 Dec 12

Okus Road says...

Predictions for Swindon Town v Portsmouth.
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1) Correct Score.    4 - 0
2) Total Attendance. 11222

3) First Swindon Goalscorer AND Time of the goal. Williams 13min

4) Number of Corners. 10

5) Time of last Substitute. 88min

----.

Match Bonus Questions:.

A) Total Goals in all New Years Day fixtures - Top 4 English leagues (5pts exact, 3pts within 5 or 1pt if within 10). 129
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B) Time of the last Corner (3pts or 1pt if nearest required). 90min
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C) Number of Away Fans (5pts within 50, 3 pts within 100 and 1pt within 200). - 2000 
Predictions for Swindon Town v Portsmouth. -------. 1) Correct Score.    4 - 0 2) Total Attendance. 11222 3) First Swindon Goalscorer AND Time of the goal. Williams 13min 4) Number of Corners. 10 5) Time of last Substitute. 88min ----. Match Bonus Questions:. A) Total Goals in all New Years Day fixtures - Top 4 English leagues (5pts exact, 3pts within 5 or 1pt if within 10). 129 . B) Time of the last Corner (3pts or 1pt if nearest required). 90min . C) Number of Away Fans (5pts within 50, 3 pts within 100 and 1pt within 200). - 2000  Okus Road

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