LiveMATCHDAY LIVE: Tranmere Rovers v Swindon Town

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Summary

  • REPORTING BY SAM MORSHEAD & MICHAEL REEVES
  • FT: Tranmere 1 (Power 15), Town 2 (A Smith 12, Storey 67)
  • Robins looking for back to back victories
  • Rovers haven't failed to score at home since October 19
  • One change for Town with Archibald-Henville rested and Branco returning, Pritchard suspended

10:13pm

Well that is just about it for this evening, hope you've enjoyed it. Maybe the play-offs aren't dead after all, it is a long shot, but who knows.

Good night.

10:12pm

YOUR SAY
 

10:11pm

YOUR SAY

9:43pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Blazing Riff says

Great result....well played you reds. Posh and MK Dons both lost......could we!!!!

10:10pm

YOUR SAY

9:48pm Tue 25 Mar 14

the don69 says

old town robin wrote:
great result, but sounds like we got lucky tonight with a couple of let off's. looking forward to the Blades match now, can;t remember when we last won 3 on the trot..
You must have been in short trousers it was that long ago!lol!!!!!!

10:09pm

YOUR SAY

9:46pm Tue 25 Mar 14

stfc4ever!! says

Great result! Sounds like Cox did well when he came on?!

10:03pm

TOWN BOSS MARK COOPER SAID:

"Desire, energy and good football, put that together then you’ve got a chace of winning the game.
"I thought Branco did well (in place of Troy). We had a few chocie words with the lads at half time.

"We said we needed to be better with the ball stop giving Tranmere a lift.

"After they hit cross bar at the start of the second half we then controlled the possession."

On Miles Storey's match winning cross/shot

"He told me he meant it, we are due one of them, we needed that bit of luck."

 

9:59pm

MATCH WINNER MILES STOREY SAID AFTER THE GAME:

"I know there it lot of things to work on, my hold up play I need to work on that.

"It has been good since I’ve come back (from Shrewsbury), I have enjoyed playing.
"If we keep winning that is great, the team as a whole there is no cliques, we are united.
"Since I come back, I have been told I’ve been told to get in behind the ball. "Yaser and mass are brilliant players and they have been playing really well.
Peterborough are hitting a sticky patch so you never know."

9:40pm

FT: It's all over, Town have won 2-1.

 

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9:39pm

TOWN SUB: 95 mins

Connor Waldon comes on for Miles Storey

9:36pm

Reckord is booked for time wasting

9:35pm

YOUR SAY

9:33pm Tue 25 Mar 14

the don69 says

Graham8181 wrote:
Peterborough losing !!! :)))
Again! no team seems to want sixth spot?

9:34pm

Town have a free-kick deep inside there own half and are in no hurry to take it

9:34pm

Town have a minimum of 5 minutes to hang on here

9:33pm

YOUR SAY

9:29pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Graham8181 says

Peterborough losing !!! :)))

9:32pm

Andy Robinson is the first player to be booked this evening on 88 mins

9:28pm

ROVERS SUB: 85 mins

James Rowe on for Steve Jennings

9:27pm

TOWN SUB: 84

Jamie Reckord is on for Alex Smith

9:26pm

Looks like Jamie Reckord is being primed to come on for Town

9:25pm

YOUR SAY

9:22pm Tue 25 Mar 14

the don69 says

Oxon-Red wrote:
Oxon-Red wrote:
the don69 wrote:
Sounds like back to our old defending! missing big troy,also hope we can score more than one goal tonight? we have not scored more than ONE goal in the last 10 games! much for Power and Coops to work on in the coming months!!!!!!!!!!
We hadn't kept successive clean sheets for ????

Sequences are there to be stopped.

COYMR
Well Done Miles.

COYMR
Yes we scored two goals, we scored two goals lol, now don't concede two please!!!!!!!!!

9:25pm

Ten minutes left here and Tranmere are tyring to put some pressure on the Town goal.

9:21pm

YOUR SAY

9:17pm Tue 25 Mar 14

old town robin says

Nice one Miles, It might have been meant for a cross, but they all count.

Sounds like we've been riding our luck with them hitting the bar twice. Like to hear we're going for a third and not sitting back

9:20pm

YOUR SAY

9:16pm Tue 25 Mar 14

dazzastfc says

GET IN THERE MILES...
Dont care if its was a cross or a shot a pass a throw or even a ****...
ITS A GOAL AND THATS ALL THAT MATTERS...

9:18pm

ROVERS SUBS: 74 MINS

 

Andy Robinson on for Danny Holmes.

9:16pm

YOUR SAY

9:14pm Tue 25 Mar 14

umpcah says

We need to get a third ! COME ON YOU REDS !

9:16pm

YOUR SAY

9:14pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Oxon-Red says

Oxon-Red wrote:
the don69 wrote:
Sounds like back to our old defending! missing big troy,also hope we can score more than one goal tonight? we have not scored more than ONE goal in the last 10 games! much for Power and Coops to work on in the coming months!!!!!!!!!!
We hadn't kept successive clean sheets for ????

Sequences are there to be stopped.

COYMR
Well Done Miles.

COYMR

9:15pm

YOUR SAY

9:11pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Di kanny oh says

Di kanny oh wrote:
Sounds like were lucky to still be in this game Tranmere seem to have had plenty of chances and our defence seems to be struggling without Troy. Lets hope he is back on Saturday. Take a point at the moment but win would ne nice. Lee Cox has just come on for Gladwin. Blimey Tranmere have just hit the bar again were having plenty of luck tonight.
Yes Miles Storey well done lad. 2-1 to Town.

9:12pm

67 mins: Storey gives Town a shock lead 2-1, surely that was a cross!?

 

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9:09pm

66 mins: Power strikes the bar after Danny Holmes lovely ball over the top of the Town defence.

9:07pm

TOWN SUB: 63mins

Lee Cox on for Ben Gladwin

9:05pm

Town getting ready to make a change

9:02pm

58 mins: Yaser Kasim concedes a corner, Power takes it and it clears everyone.

8:59pm

55 mins: Ben Gladwin wins the ball in the Rovers half, drives forward but his shot goes over.

8:53pm

Tranmere have come out fired up for the second half

8:51pm

YOUR SAY

8:48pm Tue 25 Mar 14

umpcah says

Is Troy being rested or is he injured again ? What is the latest news on Ranger i.e. has he been charged by Liverpool police ?

Troy has been rested

8:49pm

No sooner are we underway and Ryan Lowe hits the crossbar for the hosts.

8:49pm

And we are under way again.

 

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8:48pm

Here come the Town players, who will be attacking the goal with the Swindon fans behind.

8:47pm

They are doing their hokey-cokey warm-up again

8:46pm

The Tranmere players are back out for the second half

8:46pm

So what do you reckon, can Town come out in the second half and take all three points?

8:44pm

YOUR SAY

8:42pm Tue 25 Mar 14

the don69 says

Sounds like back to our old defending! missing big troy,also hope we can score more than one goal tonight? we have not scored more than ONE goal in the last 10 games! much for Power and Coops to work on in the coming months!!!!!!!!!!

8:38pm

Some latest scores froom League One for you

Bradford 0 - 0 Walsall

Bristol City 4 - 0 Port Vale

Carlisle 0 - 0 Shrewsbury

Crawley 0 - 1 Sheff Utd

Crewe 0 - 1 Notts County

Leyton Orient 1 - 0 Oldham

MK Dons 0 - 0 Gillingham

Preston 1 - 1 Peterborough

Rotherham 2 - 0 Brentford

Wolves 3 - 0 Colchester

8:35pm

The score is probably about right for this stage of the match, neither side have asserted themselves on the match. Both have had chances and will be ruing missing them.

8:33pm

HT: Tranmere 1, Town 1

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

8:31pm

There will a minute of injury time in the first half

8:31pm

45 mins: Lowe should have put the hosts in front when he breaks clear but his effort is turned behind by Foderingham

8:29pm

43 mins: Jake Kirby waltzes through on the Town defence but his effort is blocked by Branco before it can trouble Foderingham.

8:28pm

ROVERS SUB: 41 mins

 

Gboly Ariyibi comes on for the injured James Wallace.

8:26pm

40 mins: Rovers have a corner from Power and Town easily clear it.

8:24pm

38 mins: It's anothe corner for Town, Fon Williams punches it away and after a bit of pinball on the edge of the Rovers area, Massimo Luongo fires over.

8:16pm

30 mins: What a save from Wes. Tranmere break nicely up the pitch and Power crosses for Jake Cassidy, but Wes tips his over over the bar.

8:14pm

Town would be in serious trouble if Tranmere could attack without getting each others way

8:12pm

26 mins: Ryan Lowe fires wide for the hosts, but the assistant referee already had his flag up for offside

8:11pm

The game has definitely livened up after that quiet opening 10 minutes.

8:10pm

24 mins: Town go on the attack through Miles Storey after some good play by Ben Gladwin and win a corner

8:04pm

18 mins: Ash Taylor goes close for Rovers, Town's defending is leaving a lot to be desired at the moment

8:03pm

YOUR SAY

8:01pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Oxon-Red says

COYMR

Chose Smith for first goal in PL but put M.Smith :-( Headache for Rebel me thinks.

8:02pm

YOUR SAY

7:58pm Tue 25 Mar 14

swwindon61uk says

Get in there.......

Sorry that lead was very short lived

8:01pm

15 mins: But Power makes no mistake with his next effort as he fires past Foderingham from the edge of the area.

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8:00pm

14 mins: Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear what were Tranmere doing there, the ball somehow after Ryan Lowe falls over gets out to Max Power and he scuffs his shot wide.

7:58pm

10 mins: The first shot on goal and Alex Smith drills the ball home from 20 yards. Town 1-0.

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7:54pm

Eight mins: Smith corner is sent out for another Town corner but Rovers clear the danger.

7:52pm

Six mins: A lovely pass from Branco picks out Storey and he wins a corner for Town, which Fon Williams comfortably claims.

7:50pm

It's a pretty quiet start from both sides in the opening few minutes

7:47pm

Town are attacking the Tranmere 'Kop' in the first half.

7:47pm

YOUR SAY

7:45pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Oxon-Red says

Play-offs are almost certainly off the radar but with the pressure off Town should play with freedom and who knows win 9 on the trot and...

To quote JG "football's a funny ole game".

COYMR

7:46pm

YOUR SAY

7:45pm Tue 25 Mar 14

grove red says

come on you reds 1-2 swindon gladwin to score first

7:46pm

Here we go, Town get us underway

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

7:42pm

Here come the players

7:42pm

 
YOUR SAY
 
 
That'll be nice

7:40pm

YOUR SAY

7:37pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Old-Stager, Hilperton says

It's good to see our new superstar Big-Ben is playing to-night !
I'd settle for a draw to reach the magic 52 points for safety.
But come on Town - Surprise me !

7:39pm

YOUR SAY
 

7:38pm

YOUR SAY
 

7:36pm

Just 10 minutes until kick-off, what do you reckon the score will be?

7:34pm

YOUR SAY
 

7:34pm

YOUR SAY
 

7:31pm

Prenton Park is still pretty empty but a few more people have arrived, I'd reckon there will be less than 4,000 here tonight.

7:27pm

HEAD TO HEAD

There have been 65 meetings between Swindon and Tranmere with Town winning 28 of them, while Rovers have won 21.

But out of 32 visits to Prenton Park, Town have only won seven times. 

Hopefully it'll be eight tonight.

7:26pm

The pre-match music at Prenton Park leaves something to be desired. Not a patch on Victoria Park, however, which sounded like a wedding last season.

Or Bramall Lane, of course, which bashed out Michael Buble's Christmas album IN ITS ENTIRETY before kick-off.

7:17pm

PLAYED FOR BOTH

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

SCOTT ENDERSBY

Goalkeeper Scott Endersby joined Tranmere in 1981 and made 97 appearances over two years before switching to the County Ground where he played 85 times between 1983 and 1985.

7:13pm

MAN IN THE MIDDLE

Tonight's referee is Graham Salisbury and Swindon would probably prefer he wasn't in charge.

The Robins have not won any of the last seven games they've played that the Lancashire official has taken charge of - a run stretching back to January 2005. Let's hope that ends tonight.

7:06pm

The last time Swindon Town visited Tranmere this happened...

Something similar again tonight would be lovely.

7:04pm

TRANMERE ROVERS MANAGER JOHN MCMAHON SAID IN HIS PROGRAMME NOTES:

"Swindon play some really good football and are attractive to watch and they'll be tough opponents for us.

"It's another big match for us tonight and, if we get them, three points would be a huge lift.

"We have to build on the positives from Saturday (a 3-2 defeat at Port Vale) and those from the Notts County game as well.

"We won't stop believing and we well keep fighting until the very end."

6:59pm

Prenton Park is looking considerably empty so far with only 45 mins until kick-off.

6:56pm

6:55pm

Here is something to whet your appetite ahead of tonight's match, the highlights of Town's win over Rovers earlier in the campaign.

6:52pm

YOUR SAY

6:50pm Tue 25 Mar 14

swwindon61uk says

Regarding lukewarm pies in the Arkells. you are lucky to get served!
The service is so slow,they must lose £100's at least per game and i think it really does need addressing.
Also why £2.10 for a small bottle of coke is £2.00 not sufficient!

Finally, a comment about the pies! That blurb has been with us for two seasons and you're the first. Congratulations. Now, let's see if it's picked up on by the relevant people in power.

6:50pm

BREAKING TEAM NEWS

TRANMERE ROVERS v Swindon Town: Fon Williams, Holmes, Taylor, Goodison, Ridehalgh, Kirby, Wallace, Jennings, Power, Cassidy, Lowe.

Substitutes: Mooney, Boland, Rowe, Robinson, Ariyibi, Brown, Stockton.

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6:49pm

ADVER CHIEF SPORTS WRITER SAM MORSHEAD: "I'd expect Town to stick with a 3-5-2, with Nathan Thompson and Alex Smith utilised as wing-backs.

"The fact Jay McEveley feels his knee is strong enough to play twice in four days is a big boost, adding some experience to an otherwise very young backline.

"Let's hope Miles Storey does not suffer the same Prenton Park fate as he did on hsi previous visit, when he was substituted early on with a hamstring injury."

6:46pm

BREAKING TEAM NEWS

Tranmere Rovers v SWINDON TOWN: Foderingham; Branco, Stephens, McEveley; N Thompson, Gladwin, Luongo, Kasim, A Smith; M Smith, Storey

Substitutes: Belford, Barthram, Reckord, Cox, Reis, Barker, Waldon

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6:39pm

6:37pm

6:36pm

YOUR SAY

6:34pm Tue 25 Mar 14

STFC Boyo says

Swindon Town 2 - 1 Tranmere Rovers
Come on Swindon Town

6:36pm

YOUR SAY

Matchday Live is more than just a report on today’s game, it’s an opportunity for you to tell us exactly how you feel about current events at Swindon Town.

So, whether it’s complaints about lukewarm pies in the Arkell’s Stand, concerns over the abundance of youth in the Robins’ set-up or frustration at your latest delayed train, we want to hear from you.

Getting in touch is easy, just follow one of the below options:

Twitter – Use the hashtag #stfcadver to express your opinion and follow up-to-the-second live commentary on proceedings by following chief sports writer @SamMorshead_SA

Comment – Use the box below the live blog to contribute, but please make sure to keep your thoughts clean.

6:34pm

TEAM NEWS

We'll get something official through in around 10 to 15 minutes but for now let's have a look at the state of the Swindon squad.

Troy Archibald-Henville and Jay McEveley could both be rested this evening, as they continue to manage ongoing knee problems, while Nathan Byrne misses out through a hamstring injury.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Troy will adapt quickly

TROY ARCHIBALD-HENVILLE

Alex Pritchard serves the second game of his three-match ban and Ryan Mason and Nile Ranger are long-term injury absentees.

Grant Hall is due back in training later this week but the game comes too soon for the centre back. Ryan Harley and Louis Thompson also miss out.

6:32pm

It's all set up to be a tense affair in Birkenhead and you can follow all the events, as they happen, right here on Matchday Live.

Sit back, put your feet up and try to relax.

Enjoy!

6:31pm

Tranmere are unbeaten in three games at home, while Town are looking for back to back victories in the league for the first time since mid-October.

6:30pm

Good evening ladies and gents and welcome to Prenton Park for the League One clash between Tranmere Rovers and Swindon Town.

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6:34pm Tue 25 Mar 14

STFC Boyo says...

Swindon Town 2 - 1 Tranmere Rovers
Come on Swindon Town
Swindon Town 2 - 1 Tranmere Rovers Come on Swindon Town STFC Boyo
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6:46pm Tue 25 Mar 14

swwindon61uk says...

Narrow Town win.
Looks like Ward still out.
Don't write the playoffs off yet lads!!!
Narrow Town win. Looks like Ward still out. Don't write the playoffs off yet lads!!! swwindon61uk
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6:49pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Since 1950 says...

More of the same from Saturday please.

COYR!
More of the same from Saturday please. COYR! Since 1950
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6:50pm Tue 25 Mar 14

swwindon61uk says...

Regarding lukewarm pies in the Arkells. you are lucky to get served!
The service is so slow,they must lose £100's at least per game and i think it really does need addressing.
Also why £2.10 for a small bottle of coke is £2.00 not sufficient!
Regarding lukewarm pies in the Arkells. you are lucky to get served! The service is so slow,they must lose £100's at least per game and i think it really does need addressing. Also why £2.10 for a small bottle of coke is £2.00 not sufficient! swwindon61uk
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6:50pm Tue 25 Mar 14

swwindon61uk says...

Ward not in squad..
Ward not in squad.. swwindon61uk
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7:37pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Old-Stager, Hilperton says...

It's good to see our new superstar Big-Ben is playing to-night !
I'd settle for a draw to reach the magic 52 points for safety.
But come on Town - Surprise me !
It's good to see our new superstar Big-Ben is playing to-night ! I'd settle for a draw to reach the magic 52 points for safety. But come on Town - Surprise me ! Old-Stager, Hilperton
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7:45pm Tue 25 Mar 14

grove red says...

come on you reds 1-2 swindon gladwin to score first
come on you reds 1-2 swindon gladwin to score first grove red
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7:45pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Oxon-Red says...

Play-offs are almost certainly off the radar but with the pressure off Town should play with freedom and who knows win 9 on the trot and...

To quote JG "football's a funny ole game".

COYMR
Play-offs are almost certainly off the radar but with the pressure off Town should play with freedom and who knows win 9 on the trot and... To quote JG "football's a funny ole game". COYMR Oxon-Red
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7:58pm Tue 25 Mar 14

swwindon61uk says...

Get in there.......
Get in there....... swwindon61uk
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8:01pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Oxon-Red says...

COYMR

Chose Smith for first goal in PL but put M.Smith :-( Headache for Rebel me thinks.
COYMR Chose Smith for first goal in PL but put M.Smith :-( Headache for Rebel me thinks. Oxon-Red
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8:42pm Tue 25 Mar 14

the don69 says...

Sounds like back to our old defending! missing big troy,also hope we can score more than one goal tonight? we have not scored more than ONE goal in the last 10 games! much for Power and Coops to work on in the coming months!!!!!!!!!!
Sounds like back to our old defending! missing big troy,also hope we can score more than one goal tonight? we have not scored more than ONE goal in the last 10 games! much for Power and Coops to work on in the coming months!!!!!!!!!! the don69
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8:48pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Oxon-Red says...

the don69 wrote:
Sounds like back to our old defending! missing big troy,also hope we can score more than one goal tonight? we have not scored more than ONE goal in the last 10 games! much for Power and Coops to work on in the coming months!!!!!!!!!!
We hadn't kept successive clean sheets for ????

Sequences are there to be stopped.

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: Sounds like back to our old defending! missing big troy,also hope we can score more than one goal tonight? we have not scored more than ONE goal in the last 10 games! much for Power and Coops to work on in the coming months!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]We hadn't kept successive clean sheets for ???? Sequences are there to be stopped. COYMR Oxon-Red
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8:48pm Tue 25 Mar 14

umpcah says...

Is Troy being rested or is he injured again ? What is the latest news on Ranger i.e. has he been charged by Liverpool police ?
Is Troy being rested or is he injured again ? What is the latest news on Ranger i.e. has he been charged by Liverpool police ? umpcah
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9:03pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Graham8181 says...

umpcah wrote:
Is Troy being rested or is he injured again ? What is the latest news on Ranger i.e. has he been charged by Liverpool police ?
What's ranger done now?
[quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: Is Troy being rested or is he injured again ? What is the latest news on Ranger i.e. has he been charged by Liverpool police ?[/p][/quote]What's ranger done now? Graham8181
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9:09pm Tue 25 Mar 14

umpcah says...

Graham8181 wrote:
umpcah wrote:
Is Troy being rested or is he injured again ? What is the latest news on Ranger i.e. has he been charged by Liverpool police ?
What's ranger done now?
Following a row with a taxi driver at 6.00 a.m.he damaged the taxi and was arrested !
[quote][p][bold]Graham8181[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: Is Troy being rested or is he injured again ? What is the latest news on Ranger i.e. has he been charged by Liverpool police ?[/p][/quote]What's ranger done now?[/p][/quote]Following a row with a taxi driver at 6.00 a.m.he damaged the taxi and was arrested ! umpcah
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9:09pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Di kanny oh says...

Sounds like were lucky to still be in this game Tranmere seem to have had plenty of chances and our defence seems to be struggling without Troy. Lets hope he is back on Saturday. Take a point at the moment but win would ne nice. Lee Cox has just come on for Gladwin. Blimey Tranmere have just hit the bar again were having plenty of luck tonight.
Sounds like were lucky to still be in this game Tranmere seem to have had plenty of chances and our defence seems to be struggling without Troy. Lets hope he is back on Saturday. Take a point at the moment but win would ne nice. Lee Cox has just come on for Gladwin. Blimey Tranmere have just hit the bar again were having plenty of luck tonight. Di kanny oh
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9:11pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Di kanny oh says...

Di kanny oh wrote:
Sounds like were lucky to still be in this game Tranmere seem to have had plenty of chances and our defence seems to be struggling without Troy. Lets hope he is back on Saturday. Take a point at the moment but win would ne nice. Lee Cox has just come on for Gladwin. Blimey Tranmere have just hit the bar again were having plenty of luck tonight.
Yes Miles Storey well done lad. 2-1 to Town.
[quote][p][bold]Di kanny oh[/bold] wrote: Sounds like were lucky to still be in this game Tranmere seem to have had plenty of chances and our defence seems to be struggling without Troy. Lets hope he is back on Saturday. Take a point at the moment but win would ne nice. Lee Cox has just come on for Gladwin. Blimey Tranmere have just hit the bar again were having plenty of luck tonight.[/p][/quote]Yes Miles Storey well done lad. 2-1 to Town. Di kanny oh
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9:13pm Tue 25 Mar 14

MoonrakerMatelot says...

Super Storey!!!!
Don't sit back, get a 3rd. Yoooouu Redddss!
Super Storey!!!! Don't sit back, get a 3rd. Yoooouu Redddss! MoonrakerMatelot
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9:14pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Oxon-Red says...

Oxon-Red wrote:
the don69 wrote:
Sounds like back to our old defending! missing big troy,also hope we can score more than one goal tonight? we have not scored more than ONE goal in the last 10 games! much for Power and Coops to work on in the coming months!!!!!!!!!!
We hadn't kept successive clean sheets for ????

Sequences are there to be stopped.

COYMR
Well Done Miles.

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: Sounds like back to our old defending! missing big troy,also hope we can score more than one goal tonight? we have not scored more than ONE goal in the last 10 games! much for Power and Coops to work on in the coming months!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]We hadn't kept successive clean sheets for ???? Sequences are there to be stopped. COYMR[/p][/quote]Well Done Miles. COYMR Oxon-Red
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9:14pm Tue 25 Mar 14

umpcah says...

We need to get a third ! COME ON YOU REDS !
We need to get a third ! COME ON YOU REDS ! umpcah
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9:16pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Di kanny oh says...

Graham8181 wrote:
umpcah wrote:
Is Troy being rested or is he injured again ? What is the latest news on Ranger i.e. has he been charged by Liverpool police ?
What's ranger done now?
Troy can only play every 7 days with his rehab with the knee. Cooper said they have to ease him along and he is unable to play two games in a week at the moment.
[quote][p][bold]Graham8181[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: Is Troy being rested or is he injured again ? What is the latest news on Ranger i.e. has he been charged by Liverpool police ?[/p][/quote]What's ranger done now?[/p][/quote]Troy can only play every 7 days with his rehab with the knee. Cooper said they have to ease him along and he is unable to play two games in a week at the moment. Di kanny oh
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9:16pm Tue 25 Mar 14

dazzastfc says...

GET IN THERE MILES...
Dont care if its was a cross or a shot a pass a throw or even a ****...
ITS A GOAL AND THATS ALL THAT MATTERS...
GET IN THERE MILES... Dont care if its was a cross or a shot a pass a throw or even a ****... ITS A GOAL AND THATS ALL THAT MATTERS... dazzastfc
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9:17pm Tue 25 Mar 14

old town robin says...

Nice one Miles, It might have been meant for a cross, but they all count.

Sounds like we've been riding our luck with them hitting the bar twice. Like to hear we're going for a third and not sitting back
Nice one Miles, It might have been meant for a cross, but they all count. Sounds like we've been riding our luck with them hitting the bar twice. Like to hear we're going for a third and not sitting back old town robin
  • Score: 0

9:20pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Graham8181 says...

umpcah wrote:
Graham8181 wrote:
umpcah wrote:
Is Troy being rested or is he injured again ? What is the latest news on Ranger i.e. has he been charged by Liverpool police ?
What's ranger done now?
Following a row with a taxi driver at 6.00 a.m.he damaged the taxi and was arrested !
To be fair if that's all he does that's naughty when he's got no football I'll take it ;)
[quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Graham8181[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: Is Troy being rested or is he injured again ? What is the latest news on Ranger i.e. has he been charged by Liverpool police ?[/p][/quote]What's ranger done now?[/p][/quote]Following a row with a taxi driver at 6.00 a.m.he damaged the taxi and was arrested ![/p][/quote]To be fair if that's all he does that's naughty when he's got no football I'll take it ;) Graham8181
  • Score: 0

9:22pm Tue 25 Mar 14

the don69 says...

Oxon-Red wrote:
Oxon-Red wrote:
the don69 wrote:
Sounds like back to our old defending! missing big troy,also hope we can score more than one goal tonight? we have not scored more than ONE goal in the last 10 games! much for Power and Coops to work on in the coming months!!!!!!!!!!
We hadn't kept successive clean sheets for ????

Sequences are there to be stopped.

COYMR
Well Done Miles.

COYMR
Yes we scored two goals, we scored two goals lol, now don't concede two please!!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: Sounds like back to our old defending! missing big troy,also hope we can score more than one goal tonight? we have not scored more than ONE goal in the last 10 games! much for Power and Coops to work on in the coming months!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]We hadn't kept successive clean sheets for ???? Sequences are there to be stopped. COYMR[/p][/quote]Well Done Miles. COYMR[/p][/quote]Yes we scored two goals, we scored two goals lol, now don't concede two please!!!!!!!!! the don69
  • Score: 2

9:29pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Graham8181 says...

Peterborough losing !!! :)))
Peterborough losing !!! :))) Graham8181
  • Score: 0

9:33pm Tue 25 Mar 14

the don69 says...

Graham8181 wrote:
Peterborough losing !!! :)))
Again! no team seems to want sixth spot?
[quote][p][bold]Graham8181[/bold] wrote: Peterborough losing !!! :)))[/p][/quote]Again! no team seems to want sixth spot? the don69
  • Score: 0

9:38pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Graham8181 says...

And so are MK Dons!!!
And so are MK Dons!!! Graham8181
  • Score: 1

9:40pm Tue 25 Mar 14

umpcah says...

The boys have done it ! WELL DONE !
The boys have done it ! WELL DONE ! umpcah
  • Score: 2

9:41pm Tue 25 Mar 14

tifosi says...

brilliant result !!!
brilliant result !!! tifosi
  • Score: 1

9:43pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Since 1950 says...

We couldn't still, could we??

COYR!
We couldn't still, could we?? COYR! Since 1950
  • Score: 1

9:43pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Blazing Riff says...

Great result....well played you reds. Posh and MK Dons both lost......could we!!!!
Great result....well played you reds. Posh and MK Dons both lost......could we!!!! Blazing Riff
  • Score: 1

9:44pm Tue 25 Mar 14

smirg kcab says...

What type of cheese was that?
Great result that, bring on the northern monkeys
What type of cheese was that? Great result that, bring on the northern monkeys smirg kcab
  • Score: -5

9:45pm Tue 25 Mar 14

old town robin says...

great result, but sounds like we got lucky tonight with a couple of let off's. looking forward to the Blades match now, can;t remember when we last won 3 on the trot..
great result, but sounds like we got lucky tonight with a couple of let off's. looking forward to the Blades match now, can;t remember when we last won 3 on the trot.. old town robin
  • Score: 2

9:45pm Tue 25 Mar 14

the don69 says...

Maybe,Just Maybe?lol!!!!!!!!
Maybe,Just Maybe?lol!!!!!!!! the don69
  • Score: 3

9:46pm Tue 25 Mar 14

stfc4ever!! says...

Great result! Sounds like Cox did well when he came on?!
Great result! Sounds like Cox did well when he came on?! stfc4ever!!
  • Score: 1

9:48pm Tue 25 Mar 14

the don69 says...

old town robin wrote:
great result, but sounds like we got lucky tonight with a couple of let off's. looking forward to the Blades match now, can;t remember when we last won 3 on the trot..
You must have been in short trousers it was that long ago!lol!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: great result, but sounds like we got lucky tonight with a couple of let off's. looking forward to the Blades match now, can;t remember when we last won 3 on the trot..[/p][/quote]You must have been in short trousers it was that long ago!lol!!!!!! the don69
  • Score: 0

9:49pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Swindon Crier says...

Bloody hell!!!! what's going on coyr
Bloody hell!!!! what's going on coyr Swindon Crier
  • Score: 0

9:50pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Oxon-Red says...

old town robin wrote:
great result, but sounds like we got lucky tonight with a couple of let off's. looking forward to the Blades match now, can;t remember when we last won 3 on the trot..
Luck evens out, doesn't it ? How many times did Williams hit the woodwork last season ?

1 down 7 to go !!!!!!!!!! Optimistic but who knows.

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: great result, but sounds like we got lucky tonight with a couple of let off's. looking forward to the Blades match now, can;t remember when we last won 3 on the trot..[/p][/quote]Luck evens out, doesn't it ? How many times did Williams hit the woodwork last season ? 1 down 7 to go !!!!!!!!!! Optimistic but who knows. COYMR Oxon-Red
  • Score: 0

9:50pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Robinonfire says...

Only one Miles Storey......don't change it Cooper keep it going.
Only one Miles Storey......don't change it Cooper keep it going. Robinonfire
  • Score: 1

9:50pm Tue 25 Mar 14

port de soller says...

good effort guess was not an easy game ,still 3 decent points no relegation and who knows just maybe somebody up there likes stfc for a change
good effort guess was not an easy game ,still 3 decent points no relegation and who knows just maybe somebody up there likes stfc for a change port de soller
  • Score: -3

9:50pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Di kanny oh says...

Well we are safe for sure now got some luck at long last and excellent win. Well done Miles getting the winner. Troy back Saturday hopefully. Sounded like a cracking goal from Alex Smith to put us in front.
With Peterborough in the paint pot the weekend we could be a point away from them I wonder if the players want to send a message to Cooper after he said the play offs were over, mmmmm I wonder.
Well we are safe for sure now got some luck at long last and excellent win. Well done Miles getting the winner. Troy back Saturday hopefully. Sounded like a cracking goal from Alex Smith to put us in front. With Peterborough in the paint pot the weekend we could be a point away from them I wonder if the players want to send a message to Cooper after he said the play offs were over, mmmmm I wonder. Di kanny oh
  • Score: 1

9:53pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Di kanny oh says...

Doomsters may have to take a rain check tonight what on earth can they moan about now ??????
Doomsters may have to take a rain check tonight what on earth can they moan about now ?????? Di kanny oh
  • Score: 7

9:59pm Tue 25 Mar 14

RogerJ1969 says...

Wow, where does this season go from here?
Season dead two weeks ago but who knows, come on pack out the CG on Saturday, stuff Sheffield United and we have lift off.
Get to the PO final and Coops in Manager of the season.
Wow, where does this season go from here? Season dead two weeks ago but who knows, come on pack out the CG on Saturday, stuff Sheffield United and we have lift off. Get to the PO final and Coops in Manager of the season. RogerJ1969
  • Score: 5

10:01pm Tue 25 Mar 14

castle9 says...

Di kanny oh wrote:
Doomsters may have to take a rain check tonight what on earth can they moan about now ??????
Don't worry, they'll find something!
[quote][p][bold]Di kanny oh[/bold] wrote: Doomsters may have to take a rain check tonight what on earth can they moan about now ??????[/p][/quote]Don't worry, they'll find something! castle9
  • Score: 1

10:04pm Tue 25 Mar 14

sagadude says...

Ggrrrrr!

I knew I was right about Miles Storey. If only if people had listened, especially the manager.
Ggrrrrr! I knew I was right about Miles Storey. If only if people had listened, especially the manager. sagadude
  • Score: -14

10:07pm Tue 25 Mar 14

RogerJ1969 says...

Miles has rough edges but has one priceless asset, pace, once he learns the game he could and should be a special talent.
Patience and games required, come to think of it this applies to most of the squad, exciting times ahead.
Miles has rough edges but has one priceless asset, pace, once he learns the game he could and should be a special talent. Patience and games required, come to think of it this applies to most of the squad, exciting times ahead. RogerJ1969
  • Score: 3

10:14pm Tue 25 Mar 14

the wizard says...

Well done Town, well done Miles Storey. The last three games have seen a change in fortunes and team spirit. All of this brings about a bit of needed and most welcome confidence into the team . Look forward to Troy being back in as soon as possible because we are so much better with him. Very pleased to see Gladwin included again, vital experience being played in games such as this.
I must admit to having some sympathy for Tranmere as a club, and their Aldridge days now just a memory, enduring the same sort of history as us in a few ways. I have more time for them and their rich history and contribution to the League than some of the clubs like Franchise. I hope their good fortunes return soon, as long as its not to our detriment.
Well done Town, well done Miles Storey. The last three games have seen a change in fortunes and team spirit. All of this brings about a bit of needed and most welcome confidence into the team . Look forward to Troy being back in as soon as possible because we are so much better with him. Very pleased to see Gladwin included again, vital experience being played in games such as this. I must admit to having some sympathy for Tranmere as a club, and their Aldridge days now just a memory, enduring the same sort of history as us in a few ways. I have more time for them and their rich history and contribution to the League than some of the clubs like Franchise. I hope their good fortunes return soon, as long as its not to our detriment. the wizard
  • Score: 6

10:20pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Oxon-Red says...

castle9 wrote:
Di kanny oh wrote:
Doomsters may have to take a rain check tonight what on earth can they moan about now ??????
Don't worry, they'll find something!
Never had a problem with the so called Doomster's as I am naturally pessimistic and the first thing I look for is 50 points to ensure safety. I do have a problem with constant calls to change things because we lose a few or go on a bad run. Luck plays a massive part in sport and it sounds like we got some tonight and Tranmere were on the receiving end. Our turn.

I'm more pleased for Mark because he has stuck by his guns, or Lee's as some may like to say, but when is all is said and done the result was 2-1 in our favour and we should ALL be happy.

Can we make play-offs, still IMO NO but there is still a chance. Do we want Play-offs ? Bl00dy right I do, two/three more games to watch :-) Are we ready ? No, but could we be ?

Win on Saturday and we dent United's chance and improve ours. Should we get behind the team with 7 games to go and forget the Doomster/Happy Clappers split ?

Bl00dy right we should. Saturday is now a massive game.

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]castle9[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Di kanny oh[/bold] wrote: Doomsters may have to take a rain check tonight what on earth can they moan about now ??????[/p][/quote]Don't worry, they'll find something![/p][/quote]Never had a problem with the so called Doomster's as I am naturally pessimistic and the first thing I look for is 50 points to ensure safety. I do have a problem with constant calls to change things because we lose a few or go on a bad run. Luck plays a massive part in sport and it sounds like we got some tonight and Tranmere were on the receiving end. Our turn. I'm more pleased for Mark because he has stuck by his guns, or Lee's as some may like to say, but when is all is said and done the result was 2-1 in our favour and we should ALL be happy. Can we make play-offs, still IMO NO but there is still a chance. Do we want Play-offs ? Bl00dy right I do, two/three more games to watch :-) Are we ready ? No, but could we be ? Win on Saturday and we dent United's chance and improve ours. Should we get behind the team with 7 games to go and forget the Doomster/Happy Clappers split ? Bl00dy right we should. Saturday is now a massive game. COYMR Oxon-Red
  • Score: 5

10:25pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Di kanny oh says...

Cooper mentioned after the game that Lee Cox who came on for Gladwin after 63 minutes was outstanding and could well have put himself back into the shop window. We had an average age of 21.8 tonight and Cooper said we showed Desire, Energy and good football. Well the youngsters are certainly grabbing the opportunity with both hands and long may it continue Don't think we will see Ward again, nice guy and model professional but father time has caught up with him I'm afraid.
Well done the young chargers and young manager.
Cooper mentioned after the game that Lee Cox who came on for Gladwin after 63 minutes was outstanding and could well have put himself back into the shop window. We had an average age of 21.8 tonight and Cooper said we showed Desire, Energy and good football. Well the youngsters are certainly grabbing the opportunity with both hands and long may it continue Don't think we will see Ward again, nice guy and model professional but father time has caught up with him I'm afraid. Well done the young chargers and young manager. Di kanny oh
  • Score: -1

10:30pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Oxon-Red says...

RogerJ1969 wrote:
Miles has rough edges but has one priceless asset, pace, once he learns the game he could and should be a special talent.
Patience and games required, come to think of it this applies to most of the squad, exciting times ahead.
Williams had pace, more than Miles IMO, but was ridiculed yet Miles is a special talent !!!!
[quote][p][bold]RogerJ1969[/bold] wrote: Miles has rough edges but has one priceless asset, pace, once he learns the game he could and should be a special talent. Patience and games required, come to think of it this applies to most of the squad, exciting times ahead.[/p][/quote]Williams had pace, more than Miles IMO, but was ridiculed yet Miles is a special talent !!!! Oxon-Red
  • Score: 4

10:40pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Oxon-Red says...

Di kanny oh wrote:
Cooper mentioned after the game that Lee Cox who came on for Gladwin after 63 minutes was outstanding and could well have put himself back into the shop window. We had an average age of 21.8 tonight and Cooper said we showed Desire, Energy and good football. Well the youngsters are certainly grabbing the opportunity with both hands and long may it continue Don't think we will see Ward again, nice guy and model professional but father time has caught up with him I'm afraid.
Well done the young chargers and young manager.
DKO,

I think your quote "nice guy and model professional" says a lot and should be considered by some. I admire the guy as he has stayed and hopefully guided a young group. If, as I suspect he has done this, then I hope, even if he has played his last game, he is remembered for it and becomes a well respected part of our back room staff (much like Paul Bodin).

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]Di kanny oh[/bold] wrote: Cooper mentioned after the game that Lee Cox who came on for Gladwin after 63 minutes was outstanding and could well have put himself back into the shop window. We had an average age of 21.8 tonight and Cooper said we showed Desire, Energy and good football. Well the youngsters are certainly grabbing the opportunity with both hands and long may it continue Don't think we will see Ward again, nice guy and model professional but father time has caught up with him I'm afraid. Well done the young chargers and young manager.[/p][/quote]DKO, I think your quote "nice guy and model professional" says a lot and should be considered by some. I admire the guy as he has stayed and hopefully guided a young group. If, as I suspect he has done this, then I hope, even if he has played his last game, he is remembered for it and becomes a well respected part of our back room staff (much like Paul Bodin). COYMR Oxon-Red
  • Score: 7

10:51pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Di kanny oh says...

Oxon-Red wrote:
Di kanny oh wrote:
Cooper mentioned after the game that Lee Cox who came on for Gladwin after 63 minutes was outstanding and could well have put himself back into the shop window. We had an average age of 21.8 tonight and Cooper said we showed Desire, Energy and good football. Well the youngsters are certainly grabbing the opportunity with both hands and long may it continue Don't think we will see Ward again, nice guy and model professional but father time has caught up with him I'm afraid.
Well done the young chargers and young manager.
DKO,

I think your quote "nice guy and model professional" says a lot and should be considered by some. I admire the guy as he has stayed and hopefully guided a young group. If, as I suspect he has done this, then I hope, even if he has played his last game, he is remembered for it and becomes a well respected part of our back room staff (much like Paul Bodin).

COYMR
Agree 100% about Ward and he should not be forgotten.
[quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Di kanny oh[/bold] wrote: Cooper mentioned after the game that Lee Cox who came on for Gladwin after 63 minutes was outstanding and could well have put himself back into the shop window. We had an average age of 21.8 tonight and Cooper said we showed Desire, Energy and good football. Well the youngsters are certainly grabbing the opportunity with both hands and long may it continue Don't think we will see Ward again, nice guy and model professional but father time has caught up with him I'm afraid. Well done the young chargers and young manager.[/p][/quote]DKO, I think your quote "nice guy and model professional" says a lot and should be considered by some. I admire the guy as he has stayed and hopefully guided a young group. If, as I suspect he has done this, then I hope, even if he has played his last game, he is remembered for it and becomes a well respected part of our back room staff (much like Paul Bodin). COYMR[/p][/quote]Agree 100% about Ward and he should not be forgotten. Di kanny oh
  • Score: 9

10:58pm Tue 25 Mar 14

stranglers says...

Well what can I say? 3 results that went completely the opposite way than I expected. Well done lads and credit where it's due to Mark Cooper. And no I am being negative, but can anyone remind me when we last beat SUFC?

Also I did not get chance to comment on the best STFC eleven the other day, was there no mention of Duncan Shearer? And showing my age now but as a kid I loved David Moss.
Well what can I say? 3 results that went completely the opposite way than I expected. Well done lads and credit where it's due to Mark Cooper. And no I am being negative, but can anyone remind me when we last beat SUFC? Also I did not get chance to comment on the best STFC eleven the other day, was there no mention of Duncan Shearer? And showing my age now but as a kid I loved David Moss. stranglers
  • Score: 2

11:07pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Oxon-Red says...

stranglers wrote:
Well what can I say? 3 results that went completely the opposite way than I expected. Well done lads and credit where it's due to Mark Cooper. And no I am being negative, but can anyone remind me when we last beat SUFC?

Also I did not get chance to comment on the best STFC eleven the other day, was there no mention of Duncan Shearer? And showing my age now but as a kid I loved David Moss.
Last time we beat SUFC was this Saturday :-)

David Moss was a Town legend IMO and showed it with his performances at the top level with Luton. My type of player, can't beat an attacking winger IMO.

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]stranglers[/bold] wrote: Well what can I say? 3 results that went completely the opposite way than I expected. Well done lads and credit where it's due to Mark Cooper. And no I am being negative, but can anyone remind me when we last beat SUFC? Also I did not get chance to comment on the best STFC eleven the other day, was there no mention of Duncan Shearer? And showing my age now but as a kid I loved David Moss.[/p][/quote]Last time we beat SUFC was this Saturday :-) David Moss was a Town legend IMO and showed it with his performances at the top level with Luton. My type of player, can't beat an attacking winger IMO. COYMR Oxon-Red
  • Score: 1

11:13pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Graham8181 says...

castle9 wrote:
Di kanny oh wrote:
Doomsters may have to take a rain check tonight what on earth can they moan about now ??????
Don't worry, they'll find something!
nope very happy tonight hence my lovely happy positive posts above
[quote][p][bold]castle9[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Di kanny oh[/bold] wrote: Doomsters may have to take a rain check tonight what on earth can they moan about now ??????[/p][/quote]Don't worry, they'll find something![/p][/quote]nope very happy tonight hence my lovely happy positive posts above Graham8181
  • Score: -4

11:29pm Tue 25 Mar 14

mancrobin says...

Probably the last time I go to watch Town at Tranmere. Get lost every time and ended up crossing the Mersey 3 bleeding times! Got there to find I'd just missed Smith's goal and Tranmere scored as I took my seat!

Still, what a great result and if Miles meant it, what a goal!

Positives for me:
Another first class performance from Fods. My MoM. He kept us in the game in the first half and pulled off an absolutely blinding save from point blank. Even the Rovers players congratulated him.

Thompson and McEverley had very good games, both looking like the finished article and Lee Cox added dynamism to midfield when he came on.

Less positive:
For much of the match the rest of the team looked very lightweight to me. Yasser and Mass did warm up as the game went on but Gladwin, Branco, Stephens and Miles all looked like young, fragile pros. Alex Smith dipped in and out and the other Smith showed the usual endeavour with the usual poor first touch. Reckord performed a very skilful back flip to kick the ball away and get booked.

Delighted we won, my second of the season, but have to say we were very fortunate. No surprise that Tranmere are where they are, should have won comfortably but lost.

Thought the ref was good tonight, let the game flow until he had to go off injured.

Looking forward to my next game, my first home game of the season, against Rotherham. Here's hoping there's still something on it. Who knows?
Probably the last time I go to watch Town at Tranmere. Get lost every time and ended up crossing the Mersey 3 bleeding times! Got there to find I'd just missed Smith's goal and Tranmere scored as I took my seat! Still, what a great result and if Miles meant it, what a goal! Positives for me: Another first class performance from Fods. My MoM. He kept us in the game in the first half and pulled off an absolutely blinding save from point blank. Even the Rovers players congratulated him. Thompson and McEverley had very good games, both looking like the finished article and Lee Cox added dynamism to midfield when he came on. Less positive: For much of the match the rest of the team looked very lightweight to me. Yasser and Mass did warm up as the game went on but Gladwin, Branco, Stephens and Miles all looked like young, fragile pros. Alex Smith dipped in and out and the other Smith showed the usual endeavour with the usual poor first touch. Reckord performed a very skilful back flip to kick the ball away and get booked. Delighted we won, my second of the season, but have to say we were very fortunate. No surprise that Tranmere are where they are, should have won comfortably but lost. Thought the ref was good tonight, let the game flow until he had to go off injured. Looking forward to my next game, my first home game of the season, against Rotherham. Here's hoping there's still something on it. Who knows? mancrobin
  • Score: 5

11:44pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Bassett Hound says...

Oxon-Red wrote:
stranglers wrote:
Well what can I say? 3 results that went completely the opposite way than I expected. Well done lads and credit where it's due to Mark Cooper. And no I am being negative, but can anyone remind me when we last beat SUFC?

Also I did not get chance to comment on the best STFC eleven the other day, was there no mention of Duncan Shearer? And showing my age now but as a kid I loved David Moss.
Last time we beat SUFC was this Saturday :-)

David Moss was a Town legend IMO and showed it with his performances at the top level with Luton. My type of player, can't beat an attacking winger IMO.

COYMR
Moss was good,but not as good as Mike Summerbee
[quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stranglers[/bold] wrote: Well what can I say? 3 results that went completely the opposite way than I expected. Well done lads and credit where it's due to Mark Cooper. And no I am being negative, but can anyone remind me when we last beat SUFC? Also I did not get chance to comment on the best STFC eleven the other day, was there no mention of Duncan Shearer? And showing my age now but as a kid I loved David Moss.[/p][/quote]Last time we beat SUFC was this Saturday :-) David Moss was a Town legend IMO and showed it with his performances at the top level with Luton. My type of player, can't beat an attacking winger IMO. COYMR[/p][/quote]Moss was good,but not as good as Mike Summerbee Bassett Hound
  • Score: 1

12:05am Wed 26 Mar 14

the wizard says...

Di kanny oh wrote:
Oxon-Red wrote:
Di kanny oh wrote:
Cooper mentioned after the game that Lee Cox who came on for Gladwin after 63 minutes was outstanding and could well have put himself back into the shop window. We had an average age of 21.8 tonight and Cooper said we showed Desire, Energy and good football. Well the youngsters are certainly grabbing the opportunity with both hands and long may it continue Don't think we will see Ward again, nice guy and model professional but father time has caught up with him I'm afraid.
Well done the young chargers and young manager.
DKO,

I think your quote "nice guy and model professional" says a lot and should be considered by some. I admire the guy as he has stayed and hopefully guided a young group. If, as I suspect he has done this, then I hope, even if he has played his last game, he is remembered for it and becomes a well respected part of our back room staff (much like Paul Bodin).

COYMR
Agree 100% about Ward and he should not be forgotten.
Couldn't agree more, I've said it before, a season too far maybe, but a very illustrious career. Hope he takes part in his kit for the lap of honour at our last home game. Wish him well with his coaching badges, and like others have said a good role model for the back room team at CG.
[quote][p][bold]Di kanny oh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Di kanny oh[/bold] wrote: Cooper mentioned after the game that Lee Cox who came on for Gladwin after 63 minutes was outstanding and could well have put himself back into the shop window. We had an average age of 21.8 tonight and Cooper said we showed Desire, Energy and good football. Well the youngsters are certainly grabbing the opportunity with both hands and long may it continue Don't think we will see Ward again, nice guy and model professional but father time has caught up with him I'm afraid. Well done the young chargers and young manager.[/p][/quote]DKO, I think your quote "nice guy and model professional" says a lot and should be considered by some. I admire the guy as he has stayed and hopefully guided a young group. If, as I suspect he has done this, then I hope, even if he has played his last game, he is remembered for it and becomes a well respected part of our back room staff (much like Paul Bodin). COYMR[/p][/quote]Agree 100% about Ward and he should not be forgotten.[/p][/quote]Couldn't agree more, I've said it before, a season too far maybe, but a very illustrious career. Hope he takes part in his kit for the lap of honour at our last home game. Wish him well with his coaching badges, and like others have said a good role model for the back room team at CG. the wizard
  • Score: 8

7:55am Wed 26 Mar 14

Oi Den! says...

Oxon-Red wrote:
RogerJ1969 wrote:
Miles has rough edges but has one priceless asset, pace, once he learns the game he could and should be a special talent.
Patience and games required, come to think of it this applies to most of the squad, exciting times ahead.
Williams had pace, more than Miles IMO, but was ridiculed yet Miles is a special talent !!!!
I'm with you Oxon. I'd have a fit Williams in over Storey any day. Yes, Williams missed a few chances but his work rate and team contribution were usually immense - and he did score goals. I really don't understand the Storey bandwagon. He's been around a long time now and hasn't really improved, as everyone keeps saying he will. His main shortcoming seems to be a lack of power in the end product. Can any amount of coaching change that? Several Town managers haven't managed to do it.

Useful win last night. Congrats to Smith and Storey on their goals. We can rest easier now and plan for next season.
[quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RogerJ1969[/bold] wrote: Miles has rough edges but has one priceless asset, pace, once he learns the game he could and should be a special talent. Patience and games required, come to think of it this applies to most of the squad, exciting times ahead.[/p][/quote]Williams had pace, more than Miles IMO, but was ridiculed yet Miles is a special talent !!!![/p][/quote]I'm with you Oxon. I'd have a fit Williams in over Storey any day. Yes, Williams missed a few chances but his work rate and team contribution were usually immense - and he did score goals. I really don't understand the Storey bandwagon. He's been around a long time now and hasn't really improved, as everyone keeps saying he will. His main shortcoming seems to be a lack of power in the end product. Can any amount of coaching change that? Several Town managers haven't managed to do it. Useful win last night. Congrats to Smith and Storey on their goals. We can rest easier now and plan for next season. Oi Den!
  • Score: 2

9:13am Wed 26 Mar 14

London Red says...

Main difference is Williams is what 28 and been around for years and done nothing - whereas Storey still a kid
.
Williams will never become a goalscorer - Storey?????
.
I don't think Storey is ready to go straight in and be one of our starters - but would certainly have him in our squad over Williams
.
Williams cost us a fortune and delivered nothing - simply got a massive payday off one decent half season!
Main difference is Williams is what 28 and been around for years and done nothing - whereas Storey still a kid . Williams will never become a goalscorer - Storey????? . I don't think Storey is ready to go straight in and be one of our starters - but would certainly have him in our squad over Williams . Williams cost us a fortune and delivered nothing - simply got a massive payday off one decent half season! London Red
  • Score: -2

9:22am Wed 26 Mar 14

the don69 says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Oxon-Red wrote:
RogerJ1969 wrote:
Miles has rough edges but has one priceless asset, pace, once he learns the game he could and should be a special talent.
Patience and games required, come to think of it this applies to most of the squad, exciting times ahead.
Williams had pace, more than Miles IMO, but was ridiculed yet Miles is a special talent !!!!
I'm with you Oxon. I'd have a fit Williams in over Storey any day. Yes, Williams missed a few chances but his work rate and team contribution were usually immense - and he did score goals. I really don't understand the Storey bandwagon. He's been around a long time now and hasn't really improved, as everyone keeps saying he will. His main shortcoming seems to be a lack of power in the end product. Can any amount of coaching change that? Several Town managers haven't managed to do it.

Useful win last night. Congrats to Smith and Storey on their goals. We can rest easier now and plan for next season.
Give me Ranger over the two of them chaps naughty boy or not! Story for me over Williams(very high wage) can't finish. Story young and cheap,also he will improve, Wilma on the way down for sure chaps!!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RogerJ1969[/bold] wrote: Miles has rough edges but has one priceless asset, pace, once he learns the game he could and should be a special talent. Patience and games required, come to think of it this applies to most of the squad, exciting times ahead.[/p][/quote]Williams had pace, more than Miles IMO, but was ridiculed yet Miles is a special talent !!!![/p][/quote]I'm with you Oxon. I'd have a fit Williams in over Storey any day. Yes, Williams missed a few chances but his work rate and team contribution were usually immense - and he did score goals. I really don't understand the Storey bandwagon. He's been around a long time now and hasn't really improved, as everyone keeps saying he will. His main shortcoming seems to be a lack of power in the end product. Can any amount of coaching change that? Several Town managers haven't managed to do it. Useful win last night. Congrats to Smith and Storey on their goals. We can rest easier now and plan for next season.[/p][/quote]Give me Ranger over the two of them chaps naughty boy or not! Story for me over Williams(very high wage) can't finish. Story young and cheap,also he will improve, Wilma on the way down for sure chaps!!!!!!!!! the don69
  • Score: 3

10:51am Wed 26 Mar 14

Oi Den! says...

London Red wrote:
Main difference is Williams is what 28 and been around for years and done nothing - whereas Storey still a kid
.
Williams will never become a goalscorer - Storey?????
.
I don't think Storey is ready to go straight in and be one of our starters - but would certainly have him in our squad over Williams
.
Williams cost us a fortune and delivered nothing - simply got a massive payday off one decent half season!
LR, you seem to have a rather bitter downer on Williams. I think you would find that his strike rate is better than Storey's, he is certainly stronger, probably faster and to my knowledge he's never given less than 100%. To say he "delivered nothing" is a gross insult. Perhaps you weren't watching while he was busting a gut for us. A prolific striker? No - but there are not too many of them about.

Strange how you will happily defend the inclusion of players from the top flight who pu55yfoot around for us without delivering any end product and yet you'll declare that a hardworking professional "delivered nothing" for Swindon Town.
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Main difference is Williams is what 28 and been around for years and done nothing - whereas Storey still a kid . Williams will never become a goalscorer - Storey????? . I don't think Storey is ready to go straight in and be one of our starters - but would certainly have him in our squad over Williams . Williams cost us a fortune and delivered nothing - simply got a massive payday off one decent half season![/p][/quote]LR, you seem to have a rather bitter downer on Williams. I think you would find that his strike rate is better than Storey's, he is certainly stronger, probably faster and to my knowledge he's never given less than 100%. To say he "delivered nothing" is a gross insult. Perhaps you weren't watching while he was busting a gut for us. A prolific striker? No - but there are not too many of them about. Strange how you will happily defend the inclusion of players from the top flight who pu55yfoot around for us without delivering any end product and yet you'll declare that a hardworking professional "delivered nothing" for Swindon Town. Oi Den!
  • Score: 1

11:52am Wed 26 Mar 14

London Red says...

Oi Den! wrote:
London Red wrote: Main difference is Williams is what 28 and been around for years and done nothing - whereas Storey still a kid . Williams will never become a goalscorer - Storey????? . I don't think Storey is ready to go straight in and be one of our starters - but would certainly have him in our squad over Williams . Williams cost us a fortune and delivered nothing - simply got a massive payday off one decent half season!
LR, you seem to have a rather bitter downer on Williams. I think you would find that his strike rate is better than Storey's, he is certainly stronger, probably faster and to my knowledge he's never given less than 100%. To say he "delivered nothing" is a gross insult. Perhaps you weren't watching while he was busting a gut for us. A prolific striker? No - but there are not too many of them about. Strange how you will happily defend the inclusion of players from the top flight who pu55yfoot around for us without delivering any end product and yet you'll declare that a hardworking professional "delivered nothing" for Swindon Town.
Never given less than 100% - so you were not at Brentford in the POs then where Williams was a disgrace to say the least!
.
Yes I don't rate Williams at all - He may have run a bit but did not delvier what he was paid to do - and paid an absolute fotune to not do it too!
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I'm not looking at his strike rate against Storey's as its not a comaprable set of stats - maybe at the end of both their careers might be
.
But comapring a 28 year old pro who was signed as our main striker to a kid coming through the ranks is just ridiculous!
.
Storey is much cheaper and has potential to develop and that is why I would have him in the squad over Williams - he was herer at the start but was got shot of for a reason!
.
I assume your other comment is in reference to the loan players - if so Pritchard is the only one I have defend being included week in week out
.
Do you honestly think he hasn't been good for usat all?
.
Forgot that he's been that poor yet still somehow got to the final shortlist of L1 player of the year and FL young player of the year!
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Main difference is Williams is what 28 and been around for years and done nothing - whereas Storey still a kid . Williams will never become a goalscorer - Storey????? . I don't think Storey is ready to go straight in and be one of our starters - but would certainly have him in our squad over Williams . Williams cost us a fortune and delivered nothing - simply got a massive payday off one decent half season![/p][/quote]LR, you seem to have a rather bitter downer on Williams. I think you would find that his strike rate is better than Storey's, he is certainly stronger, probably faster and to my knowledge he's never given less than 100%. To say he "delivered nothing" is a gross insult. Perhaps you weren't watching while he was busting a gut for us. A prolific striker? No - but there are not too many of them about. Strange how you will happily defend the inclusion of players from the top flight who pu55yfoot around for us without delivering any end product and yet you'll declare that a hardworking professional "delivered nothing" for Swindon Town.[/p][/quote]Never given less than 100% - so you were not at Brentford in the POs then where Williams was a disgrace to say the least! . Yes I don't rate Williams at all - He may have run a bit but did not delvier what he was paid to do - and paid an absolute fotune to not do it too! . I'm not looking at his strike rate against Storey's as its not a comaprable set of stats - maybe at the end of both their careers might be . But comapring a 28 year old pro who was signed as our main striker to a kid coming through the ranks is just ridiculous! . Storey is much cheaper and has potential to develop and that is why I would have him in the squad over Williams - he was herer at the start but was got shot of for a reason! . I assume your other comment is in reference to the loan players - if so Pritchard is the only one I have defend being included week in week out . Do you honestly think he hasn't been good for usat all? . Forgot that he's been that poor yet still somehow got to the final shortlist of L1 player of the year and FL young player of the year! London Red
  • Score: -1

12:48pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Oi Den! says...

Haha! Stats are good most of the time but not this time!

Must admit I'd forgotten how poor Williams was at Brentford but that's just one game. And don't forget the club was already in turmoil then and he probably knew his days were numbered. But yes, I do remember being unhappy with his performance.

Not going to debate the detail as I don't see the point. The bottom line is that Williams brought more to the team than Storey does so unless and until Storey adds a bit more to his game I will see him as a far less effective option. We can't keep including players on the basis that they have potential. Sam's comment in today's ratings was that Storey was shrugged off the ball too easily last night. I have no axe to grind against him but I think that lack of power to complement his pace is what holds him back.
Haha! Stats are good most of the time but not this time! Must admit I'd forgotten how poor Williams was at Brentford but that's just one game. And don't forget the club was already in turmoil then and he probably knew his days were numbered. But yes, I do remember being unhappy with his performance. Not going to debate the detail as I don't see the point. The bottom line is that Williams brought more to the team than Storey does so unless and until Storey adds a bit more to his game I will see him as a far less effective option. We can't keep including players on the basis that they have potential. Sam's comment in today's ratings was that Storey was shrugged off the ball too easily last night. I have no axe to grind against him but I think that lack of power to complement his pace is what holds him back. Oi Den!
  • Score: 0

1:37pm Wed 26 Mar 14

the don69 says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Haha! Stats are good most of the time but not this time!

Must admit I'd forgotten how poor Williams was at Brentford but that's just one game. And don't forget the club was already in turmoil then and he probably knew his days were numbered. But yes, I do remember being unhappy with his performance.

Not going to debate the detail as I don't see the point. The bottom line is that Williams brought more to the team than Storey does so unless and until Storey adds a bit more to his game I will see him as a far less effective option. We can't keep including players on the basis that they have potential. Sam's comment in today's ratings was that Storey was shrugged off the ball too easily last night. I have no axe to grind against him but I think that lack of power to complement his pace is what holds him back.
The bottom line is Den, If Wilma had converted half the chances created for him,we'd have made auto promo! he failed to score enough goals with all the chances he had,overpaid and simply needed lessons on finishing,but at 28 it seems he never will be a good finisher!!!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Haha! Stats are good most of the time but not this time! Must admit I'd forgotten how poor Williams was at Brentford but that's just one game. And don't forget the club was already in turmoil then and he probably knew his days were numbered. But yes, I do remember being unhappy with his performance. Not going to debate the detail as I don't see the point. The bottom line is that Williams brought more to the team than Storey does so unless and until Storey adds a bit more to his game I will see him as a far less effective option. We can't keep including players on the basis that they have potential. Sam's comment in today's ratings was that Storey was shrugged off the ball too easily last night. I have no axe to grind against him but I think that lack of power to complement his pace is what holds him back.[/p][/quote]The bottom line is Den, If Wilma had converted half the chances created for him,we'd have made auto promo! he failed to score enough goals with all the chances he had,overpaid and simply needed lessons on finishing,but at 28 it seems he never will be a good finisher!!!!!!!!!! the don69
  • Score: 0

2:38pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Oi Den! says...

Don, everything you say may be true but it's missing the point - unless you are telling us that Storey would have done better with the chances Williams missed. I'm not saying Williams is a great striker and I don't suppose LR is saying Storey is a great striker either. We are just comparing the two. I have a pretty simple view of it. Williams is the better striker and has the better all round game. Perhaps you share LR's confidence in Storey's future. For now, I'm pretty sure most opposition defenders would rather be trying to look after Storey than keep Williams in check.
Don, everything you say may be true but it's missing the point - unless you are telling us that Storey would have done better with the chances Williams missed. I'm not saying Williams is a great striker and I don't suppose LR is saying Storey is a great striker either. We are just comparing the two. I have a pretty simple view of it. Williams is the better striker and has the better all round game. Perhaps you share LR's confidence in Storey's future. For now, I'm pretty sure most opposition defenders would rather be trying to look after Storey than keep Williams in check. Oi Den!
  • Score: 0

3:05pm Wed 26 Mar 14

the don69 says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Don, everything you say may be true but it's missing the point - unless you are telling us that Storey would have done better with the chances Williams missed. I'm not saying Williams is a great striker and I don't suppose LR is saying Storey is a great striker either. We are just comparing the two. I have a pretty simple view of it. Williams is the better striker and has the better all round game. Perhaps you share LR's confidence in Storey's future. For now, I'm pretty sure most opposition defenders would rather be trying to look after Storey than keep Williams in check.
Unfair to really compare the two den? Storey a young striker making his way in the game, Wilma 28 should be at his best? one cost a lot in wages,Storey on peanuts! lets compare Wilma with Austin, no that's unfair too! one's a great finisher the other can't lol!!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Don, everything you say may be true but it's missing the point - unless you are telling us that Storey would have done better with the chances Williams missed. I'm not saying Williams is a great striker and I don't suppose LR is saying Storey is a great striker either. We are just comparing the two. I have a pretty simple view of it. Williams is the better striker and has the better all round game. Perhaps you share LR's confidence in Storey's future. For now, I'm pretty sure most opposition defenders would rather be trying to look after Storey than keep Williams in check.[/p][/quote]Unfair to really compare the two den? Storey a young striker making his way in the game, Wilma 28 should be at his best? one cost a lot in wages,Storey on peanuts! lets compare Wilma with Austin, no that's unfair too! one's a great finisher the other can't lol!!!!!!!!! the don69
  • Score: -1

3:28pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Oi Den! says...

Don, the original comparison was Oxon's:

"Williams had pace, more than Miles IMO, but was ridiculed yet Miles is a special talent !!!!"

The debate followed on from that. It does seem strange that Williams is viewed with ridicule while Storey is seen almost as a hero waiting to happen.
Don, the original comparison was Oxon's: "Williams had pace, more than Miles IMO, but was ridiculed yet Miles is a special talent !!!!" The debate followed on from that. It does seem strange that Williams is viewed with ridicule while Storey is seen almost as a hero waiting to happen. Oi Den!
  • Score: 0

4:25pm Wed 26 Mar 14

themoonraker says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Don, the original comparison was Oxon's:

"Williams had pace, more than Miles IMO, but was ridiculed yet Miles is a special talent !!!!"

The debate followed on from that. It does seem strange that Williams is viewed with ridicule while Storey is seen almost as a hero waiting to happen.
.....just as Billy Bodin was, and I am afraid that I think Miles may prove to be a very similar case
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Don, the original comparison was Oxon's: "Williams had pace, more than Miles IMO, but was ridiculed yet Miles is a special talent !!!!" The debate followed on from that. It does seem strange that Williams is viewed with ridicule while Storey is seen almost as a hero waiting to happen.[/p][/quote].....just as Billy Bodin was, and I am afraid that I think Miles may prove to be a very similar case themoonraker
  • Score: 5

5:14pm Wed 26 Mar 14

swwindon61uk says...

sagadude wrote:
Ggrrrrr!

I knew I was right about Miles Storey. If only if people had listened, especially the manager.
You also said we would lose to City and PNE.
[quote][p][bold]sagadude[/bold] wrote: Ggrrrrr! I knew I was right about Miles Storey. If only if people had listened, especially the manager.[/p][/quote]You also said we would lose to City and PNE. swwindon61uk
  • Score: 0

5:18pm Wed 26 Mar 14

swwindon61uk says...

Di kanny oh wrote:
Doomsters may have to take a rain check tonight what on earth can they moan about now ??????
And to think when i posted after the Wolves loss that we would win at least 4-5 more games this season, i was asked if had left the looney bin.what drugs are you taking etc etc etc, maybe 4-5 wins was to low!
[quote][p][bold]Di kanny oh[/bold] wrote: Doomsters may have to take a rain check tonight what on earth can they moan about now ??????[/p][/quote]And to think when i posted after the Wolves loss that we would win at least 4-5 more games this season, i was asked if had left the looney bin.what drugs are you taking etc etc etc, maybe 4-5 wins was to low! swwindon61uk
  • Score: 0

5:26pm Wed 26 Mar 14

swwindon61uk says...

As for the Williams and Storey debate, you can not at this particular moment compare.
Williams gets unfair stick IMO, If you are going to say Brentford for a poor performance i will counter that with his goal at Bournemouth as a plus!
Those of us that were there will certainly not forget it.
Also in his defense he was never one of PDC's favorites either was he and we know what happens there don't we!
Plus he was played as winger a lot of the time.
I also hope Storey becomes the next best thing for, but like others we will see.
As for the Williams and Storey debate, you can not at this particular moment compare. Williams gets unfair stick IMO, If you are going to say Brentford for a poor performance i will counter that with his goal at Bournemouth as a plus! Those of us that were there will certainly not forget it. Also in his defense he was never one of PDC's favorites either was he and we know what happens there don't we! Plus he was played as winger a lot of the time. I also hope Storey becomes the next best thing for, but like others we will see. swwindon61uk
  • Score: 0

5:54pm Wed 26 Mar 14

London Red says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Don, the original comparison was Oxon's: "Williams had pace, more than Miles IMO, but was ridiculed yet Miles is a special talent !!!!" The debate followed on from that. It does seem strange that Williams is viewed with ridicule while Storey is seen almost as a hero waiting to happen.
I don't see him as a god in waiting at all!
.
I'm simply taking a fair few different factors into account - Age, Wages, Resale Value, Potential etc etc
.
When you add them all up - it simply comes out that Storey is far less of a risk or cost to STFC than keeping Williams would be
.
Maybe its unfair that he gets judged on being given a ridiculous wage - but you come in as the main man earning top whack - then you have to deliver and he simply didn't deliver
.
Should Storey stay, start to play regularly and see his pay rise with it - I'm sure fans expectations on what he should be delivering will shift with that
.
If he then continues to be seen as lightweight or not scoring enough - then I'm sure he will get stick too
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Don, the original comparison was Oxon's: "Williams had pace, more than Miles IMO, but was ridiculed yet Miles is a special talent !!!!" The debate followed on from that. It does seem strange that Williams is viewed with ridicule while Storey is seen almost as a hero waiting to happen.[/p][/quote]I don't see him as a god in waiting at all! . I'm simply taking a fair few different factors into account - Age, Wages, Resale Value, Potential etc etc . When you add them all up - it simply comes out that Storey is far less of a risk or cost to STFC than keeping Williams would be . Maybe its unfair that he gets judged on being given a ridiculous wage - but you come in as the main man earning top whack - then you have to deliver and he simply didn't deliver . Should Storey stay, start to play regularly and see his pay rise with it - I'm sure fans expectations on what he should be delivering will shift with that . If he then continues to be seen as lightweight or not scoring enough - then I'm sure he will get stick too London Red
  • Score: 0

5:57pm Wed 26 Mar 14

London Red says...

swwindon61uk wrote:
As for the Williams and Storey debate, you can not at this particular moment compare. Williams gets unfair stick IMO, If you are going to say Brentford for a poor performance i will counter that with his goal at Bournemouth as a plus! Those of us that were there will certainly not forget it. Also in his defense he was never one of PDC's favorites either was he and we know what happens there don't we! Plus he was played as winger a lot of the time. I also hope Storey becomes the next best thing for, but like others we will see.
You joking?
.
Williams was clearly a PdC favourite - thus he played so much even when be a non scoring forward
.
Look at Collins - who scored way more from much less pitch time - yet was always in and out and mainly out and you can see AW was clearly a favourite!
[quote][p][bold]swwindon61uk[/bold] wrote: As for the Williams and Storey debate, you can not at this particular moment compare. Williams gets unfair stick IMO, If you are going to say Brentford for a poor performance i will counter that with his goal at Bournemouth as a plus! Those of us that were there will certainly not forget it. Also in his defense he was never one of PDC's favorites either was he and we know what happens there don't we! Plus he was played as winger a lot of the time. I also hope Storey becomes the next best thing for, but like others we will see.[/p][/quote]You joking? . Williams was clearly a PdC favourite - thus he played so much even when be a non scoring forward . Look at Collins - who scored way more from much less pitch time - yet was always in and out and mainly out and you can see AW was clearly a favourite! London Red
  • Score: 0

6:12pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Oi Den! says...

I was just talking about what we have seen on the pitch. On that basis - and assuming both players are fit - Williams would carry far more of a threat to the opposition. It's probably all academic though. I doubt that we'll see much of either from now on.
I was just talking about what we have seen on the pitch. On that basis - and assuming both players are fit - Williams would carry far more of a threat to the opposition. It's probably all academic though. I doubt that we'll see much of either from now on. Oi Den!
  • Score: 0

12:25am Thu 27 Mar 14

Oxon-Red says...

Interesting to read the debate following my comment. Having read the comments I side with Den. When Williams was brought To Town by Paolo he had finished in the top 6 League 1 scorers with 17 goals for Yeovil who had finished in the bottom half. His asset was his pace, which many have attributed to Storey as his biggest asset.

I have yet to see Miles create a chance for himself as a result of that pace but I saw Williams do it countless times. He did miss a lot of chances, IMO no more than most , but a large number were created by himself. I do not deny that Miles is young and can improve but he needs to learn how best to use the pace he has.

My comment was in answer to certain posters hailing Miles as a saviour when at the moment he is not and it is more down to them backing themselves up. I want Miles to succeed because he is a Town player not because he is a Town youth player and beyond criticism. He has a lot to learn and his work rate is nowhere near that of Williams, perhaps he reads how wonderful he is on here. Given the choice I know which of the two would start if I was picking the team.

Miles is young and can improve but needs to work at it. IMO he will not be a 20+ a season striker but with hard work maybe he could be. I think the two goals against Villa and his winner against Coventry are being remembered before his other appearances.

LR you remember Williams's appearance against Brentford but obviously did not go on Saturday. You remember his missed chances but fail to recognise how many of those he created for himself. When Miles creates something for himself IMO you will have a reason to judge the two players. Williams went on loan to save the club money but he did not go lower he went higher to the Championship, that speaks volumes (and I know it was the team we signed him from but does that really matter).

COYMR
Interesting to read the debate following my comment. Having read the comments I side with Den. When Williams was brought To Town by Paolo he had finished in the top 6 League 1 scorers with 17 goals for Yeovil who had finished in the bottom half. His asset was his pace, which many have attributed to Storey as his biggest asset. I have yet to see Miles create a chance for himself as a result of that pace but I saw Williams do it countless times. He did miss a lot of chances, IMO no more than most , but a large number were created by himself. I do not deny that Miles is young and can improve but he needs to learn how best to use the pace he has. My comment was in answer to certain posters hailing Miles as a saviour when at the moment he is not and it is more down to them backing themselves up. I want Miles to succeed because he is a Town player not because he is a Town youth player and beyond criticism. He has a lot to learn and his work rate is nowhere near that of Williams, perhaps he reads how wonderful he is on here. Given the choice I know which of the two would start if I was picking the team. Miles is young and can improve but needs to work at it. IMO he will not be a 20+ a season striker but with hard work maybe he could be. I think the two goals against Villa and his winner against Coventry are being remembered before his other appearances. LR you remember Williams's appearance against Brentford but obviously did not go on Saturday. You remember his missed chances but fail to recognise how many of those he created for himself. When Miles creates something for himself IMO you will have a reason to judge the two players. Williams went on loan to save the club money but he did not go lower he went higher to the Championship, that speaks volumes (and I know it was the team we signed him from but does that really matter). COYMR Oxon-Red
  • Score: 0

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