ADVER'S STFC PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Who gets your vote

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Last year's winner Nathan Thompson Last year's winner Nathan Thompson

IT’S time for the fans to vote for their Swindon Advertiser STFC Player of the Year 2013/14.

Town have exceeded many expectations this season, defying many early predictions of a relegation scrap to stay in touch with League One’s top six for much of the campaign, reaching the area final of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy and the third round of the League Cup in the process.

Over the course of the term there have been several outstanding individual performances from a variety of players, many of whom are enjoying their first full season in the professional game. But who will get your vote?

Will it be on-loan Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Alex Pritchard, whose energetic displays have lit up the division? Pritchard has scored seven goals in 41 appearances for the Robins to date, come up with eight assists and was named the second best player in League One at the recent Football League awards.

Goalkeeper Wes Foderingham will surely run him close.

As if we didn’t already appreciate the shot-stoppers talents in between the sticks, Foderingham returned from a groin injury in March in style and has been a major factor in Town’s run of four victories and just one defeat in their last six matches. He’s pulled off the odd world class save in that time, too.

Yaser Kasim, plucked from non-league obscurity, has reveled in the heart of the Robins’ midfield and quickly established cult hero status in the early months of the campaign.

Alongside him, Massimo Luongo has played almost every minute of every match since joining from Spurs and his bustling runs from the middle of the park have caused many a team some pretty serious headaches over the past eight months.

Defensively, Jay McEveley has had arguably his best season in the red of a Town. His win-at-all-costs mentality has impressed supporters and, while he is still searching for that elusive first Swindon goal, his ability to adapt to a variety of formations with aplomb has been impressive.

Louis and Nathan Thompson, the darlings of the Town youth set-up and terrific adverts for academy football in the region, have been rock solid throughout the campaign, too, with Louis in particular going beyond what was expected of him and notching his first pro goals for the club in two huge home wins against Sheffield United and Brentford.

Had other players – such as Troy Archibald-Henville, Nile Ranger and Nicky Ajose – enjoyed a full year in the first team perhaps they too would be high up in voters’ minds.

Archibald-Henville, after a long injury lay-off, has been dominant at the heart of the Swindon backline, Ranger’s influence up top is undeniable, with Town averaging a point more a game with him in the side, while Ajose endeared himself to fans during his loan spell from Peterborough United with his work ethic and habit of popping up in the right place at the right time.

So now it’s over to you. Voting lines are open until midnight on Tuesday, April 29, and we’ll announce the winner on the morning of the final match of the season – at home to Rotherham United on May 3.

All the players eligible for selection – those who have appeared in 10 or more first-team games prior to today – are listed with their relevant voting numbers. Get voting.

HOW TO CAST YOUR VOTE

HERE’S your chance to win a pair of tickets to Swindon Town’s final game of the season against Rotherham on May 3.

We have 10 pairs of tickets to give away and everyone who votes for the Swindon Advertiser STFC Player of the Year will stand a chance of winning.

Simply cast your vote by either phone or text and you will be entered into a free prize draw where the first 10 names pulled out will win tickets.

You can vote for your player of the year by phone or text.

To vote by phone simply call 0901360 adding the four digits under the player of your choice. To vote by text simply send your text to 80360 starting with STFCPLAYER, leave a space, followed by the four digits under the player of your choice. Calls cost no more than £1.02 per call from a BT landline. Calls from mobiles and some other networks may cost more. Texts cost £1.00 plus your normal operator text charge.

Telephone and text voting lines open today and close at midnight on April 29, 2014. For full terms visit www.newsquest.co.uk/terms. Service provided by Newsquest Media Group. Customer Service : 0207 998 0549.

THE CONTENDERS

Nicky Ajose 0849

Troy Archibald-Henville 0850

Jack Barthram 0851

Nathan Byrne 0852

Wes Foderingham 0853

Ben Gladwin 0854

Grant Hall 0855

Ryan Harley 0856

Yaser Kasim 0857

Massimo Luongo 0858

Ryan Mason 0859

Jay McEveley 0860

Dany N’Guessan 0861

Alex Pritchard 0862

Nile Ranger 0863

Raphael Branco 0864

Michael Smith 0865

Miles Storey 0866

Louis Thompson 0867

Nathan Thompson 0868

Darren Ward 0869

Mohamed El Gabas 0870

Alex Smith 0871

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6:07am Thu 17 Apr 14

U REDS says...

Fodders for me.
Fodders for me. U REDS
  • Score: 7

6:52am Thu 17 Apr 14

ctown_red says...

for me
1. Foderingham
2. Pritchard
3. McEveley
for me 1. Foderingham 2. Pritchard 3. McEveley ctown_red
  • Score: 7

6:55am Thu 17 Apr 14

The Jockster says...

And me - and by a country mile. If it hadn't been for some of his super saves this season we might have been looking over our shoulder at teams below us. How many times has he kept us in it when all were flailing in front of him. It would be a good send off for him because I don't expect him to feature for us next season.
And me - and by a country mile. If it hadn't been for some of his super saves this season we might have been looking over our shoulder at teams below us. How many times has he kept us in it when all were flailing in front of him. It would be a good send off for him because I don't expect him to feature for us next season. The Jockster
  • Score: -5

6:58am Thu 17 Apr 14

The Jockster says...

Mind you it was a tough choice between him and Wardy lol!
Mind you it was a tough choice between him and Wardy lol! The Jockster
  • Score: -12

7:14am Thu 17 Apr 14

port de soller says...

yes also Wes for me has done us proud this season
yes also Wes for me has done us proud this season port de soller
  • Score: 1

7:28am Thu 17 Apr 14

Since 1950 says...

Folders gets mine also.
Folders gets mine also. Since 1950
  • Score: 3

7:32am Thu 17 Apr 14

kimstfc2 says...

Tried to send message and got this:-Free Message: Sorry we can't handle your text. The service for the keyword you sent us is now closed.
Tried to send message and got this:-Free Message: Sorry we can't handle your text. The service for the keyword you sent us is now closed. kimstfc2
  • Score: 1

8:32am Thu 17 Apr 14

sideshow_bob says...

kimstfc2 wrote:
Tried to send message and got this:-Free Message: Sorry we can't handle your text. The service for the keyword you sent us is now closed.
Just text in and it worked for me. Did you get the code word correct and all in caps?
[quote][p][bold]kimstfc2[/bold] wrote: Tried to send message and got this:-Free Message: Sorry we can't handle your text. The service for the keyword you sent us is now closed.[/p][/quote]Just text in and it worked for me. Did you get the code word correct and all in caps? sideshow_bob
  • Score: 0

8:54am Thu 17 Apr 14

Davethered says...

£1.00 for a text , stick it up your 88888 you robbing gits
£1.00 for a text , stick it up your 88888 you robbing gits Davethered
  • Score: 15

9:01am Thu 17 Apr 14

Is that you Lovesey says...

sorry the number you have dialled is not available....... nice one
sorry the number you have dialled is not available....... nice one Is that you Lovesey
  • Score: 2

9:09am Thu 17 Apr 14

Haydonender says...

My pick would be Wes too, though won't be paying to vote. Its a shame the Adver feel the need to squeeze more money out of the public instead of doing an online/free vote, on top of their already now ridiculous price.
My pick would be Wes too, though won't be paying to vote. Its a shame the Adver feel the need to squeeze more money out of the public instead of doing an online/free vote, on top of their already now ridiculous price. Haydonender
  • Score: 6

9:15am Thu 17 Apr 14

Forevered says...

Louis Thompson for me. Has spent the season seriously unnoticed until recently. Has been very much an unsung hero!
Louis Thompson for me. Has spent the season seriously unnoticed until recently. Has been very much an unsung hero! Forevered
  • Score: 9

9:19am Thu 17 Apr 14

the wizard says...

Fodders seems to be my knee jerk choice but a certain Nathan Thompson is worthy of consideration, especially now taking on the Captain 's role and taking that in his stride too. The makings here of an exceptional young man, who I hope remains with us for a VERY long time, along with Wes and Louis.
Fodders seems to be my knee jerk choice but a certain Nathan Thompson is worthy of consideration, especially now taking on the Captain 's role and taking that in his stride too. The makings here of an exceptional young man, who I hope remains with us for a VERY long time, along with Wes and Louis. the wizard
  • Score: 4

9:21am Thu 17 Apr 14

GiulianoGrazioli says...

where is the number for Harry Agombar?
where is the number for Harry Agombar? GiulianoGrazioli
  • Score: 6

9:27am Thu 17 Apr 14

Wilesy says...

Wes for me too, although also not paying to vote.

Personally I don't think many of the players have had outstanding seasons and by that I mean 100% consistency, there have been some noteworthy performances definitely, but also some pretty average periods when the whole team has gone off the boil. So although voting Wes who to be fair has been more consistent than most I do think he's been better in his previous seasons where he was absolutely fantastic.

If the award was for 'Player we miss most when not in the team' it would be a close run thing between Troy and Ranger as both make a huge difference when available.

Interesting that no-one is voting for Pritchard yet, despite his nominations for other awards....
Wes for me too, although also not paying to vote. Personally I don't think many of the players have had outstanding seasons and by that I mean 100% consistency, there have been some noteworthy performances definitely, but also some pretty average periods when the whole team has gone off the boil. So although voting Wes who to be fair has been more consistent than most I do think he's been better in his previous seasons where he was absolutely fantastic. If the award was for 'Player we miss most when not in the team' it would be a close run thing between Troy and Ranger as both make a huge difference when available. Interesting that no-one is voting for Pritchard yet, despite his nominations for other awards.... Wilesy
  • Score: 0

9:48am Thu 17 Apr 14

the wizard says...

Wilesy wrote:
Wes for me too, although also not paying to vote.

Personally I don't think many of the players have had outstanding seasons and by that I mean 100% consistency, there have been some noteworthy performances definitely, but also some pretty average periods when the whole team has gone off the boil. So although voting Wes who to be fair has been more consistent than most I do think he's been better in his previous seasons where he was absolutely fantastic.

If the award was for 'Player we miss most when not in the team' it would be a close run thing between Troy and Ranger as both make a huge difference when available.

Interesting that no-one is voting for Pritchard yet, despite his nominations for other awards....
hi Wilesy ,

I was thinking about if Troy had been playing since the start of the season as well. I guess if he and Ranger(with a clean copy book) had been in from August then things would have been completely different.

I wouldn't worry about Pritchard, LR will be championing his corner. It would be nice for one of our own to get this award and I do think it should be limited to our own players anyway.
[quote][p][bold]Wilesy[/bold] wrote: Wes for me too, although also not paying to vote. Personally I don't think many of the players have had outstanding seasons and by that I mean 100% consistency, there have been some noteworthy performances definitely, but also some pretty average periods when the whole team has gone off the boil. So although voting Wes who to be fair has been more consistent than most I do think he's been better in his previous seasons where he was absolutely fantastic. If the award was for 'Player we miss most when not in the team' it would be a close run thing between Troy and Ranger as both make a huge difference when available. Interesting that no-one is voting for Pritchard yet, despite his nominations for other awards....[/p][/quote]hi Wilesy , I was thinking about if Troy had been playing since the start of the season as well. I guess if he and Ranger(with a clean copy book) had been in from August then things would have been completely different. I wouldn't worry about Pritchard, LR will be championing his corner. It would be nice for one of our own to get this award and I do think it should be limited to our own players anyway. the wizard
  • Score: -5

9:48am Thu 17 Apr 14

GiulianoGrazioli says...

I voted for Mass Luongo, consistenty playing throughout a season were we may have just missed out on the play-offs...a bit hit and miss at tmes, but has been a class act for us.

Refuse to vote for Pritchard, missed too many games for his nonsense back chat.
I voted for Mass Luongo, consistenty playing throughout a season were we may have just missed out on the play-offs...a bit hit and miss at tmes, but has been a class act for us. Refuse to vote for Pritchard, missed too many games for his nonsense back chat. GiulianoGrazioli
  • Score: 5

10:14am Thu 17 Apr 14

Graham8181 says...

Daren Ward
Daren Ward Graham8181
  • Score: 2

12:08pm Thu 17 Apr 14

lifelong red says...

Foderingham- my choice.
Foderingham- my choice. lifelong red
  • Score: -1

12:11pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Rednwhitewalrus699 says...

Nile Ranger is our best player- nuff said
Nile Ranger is our best player- nuff said Rednwhitewalrus699
  • Score: 0

1:12pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Micky Hazard says...

Jay McEveley all day long. When we've been floundering he's looked like the only one capable of trying to lift the team & drive them on.
He's also the only one who's consistently performed & lead the team ALL SEASON, & that's what this vote is supposed to be all about. Yes Wes has made a huge contribution overall, but he wasn't all that great before he got injured & Belford had his little run in the side.
I would vote but I'm f*cked if I'm paying for the privilege.
Jay McEveley all day long. When we've been floundering he's looked like the only one capable of trying to lift the team & drive them on. He's also the only one who's consistently performed & lead the team ALL SEASON, & that's what this vote is supposed to be all about. Yes Wes has made a huge contribution overall, but he wasn't all that great before he got injured & Belford had his little run in the side. I would vote but I'm f*cked if I'm paying for the privilege. Micky Hazard
  • Score: 4

2:12pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Oi Den! says...

Agree with a lot of that Mickey but Foderingham still tops the list for me. Even when he wasn't on song he didn't do too much wrong. He did seem below his best for a while after losing the coaching of Doardo, who I'm sure kept him sharp.

Despite never being a huge fan of McEveley, I think he's one of the few players in the side who's appeared to be playing every game to win. When he spoke after defeats, you could tell they hurt. Pity that seems to spill over into silly bookings though. 2nd place.

When I look down the list, it's head scratching time. Nobody's had a great season - and yet we're 7th.

Wiz, Nathan Thompson? Not as good this season as last, IMO.
Agree with a lot of that Mickey but Foderingham still tops the list for me. Even when he wasn't on song he didn't do too much wrong. He did seem below his best for a while after losing the coaching of Doardo, who I'm sure kept him sharp. Despite never being a huge fan of McEveley, I think he's one of the few players in the side who's appeared to be playing every game to win. When he spoke after defeats, you could tell they hurt. Pity that seems to spill over into silly bookings though. 2nd place. When I look down the list, it's head scratching time. Nobody's had a great season - and yet we're 7th. Wiz, Nathan Thompson? Not as good this season as last, IMO. Oi Den!
  • Score: 1

3:09pm Thu 17 Apr 14

the wizard says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Agree with a lot of that Mickey but Foderingham still tops the list for me. Even when he wasn't on song he didn't do too much wrong. He did seem below his best for a while after losing the coaching of Doardo, who I'm sure kept him sharp.

Despite never being a huge fan of McEveley, I think he's one of the few players in the side who's appeared to be playing every game to win. When he spoke after defeats, you could tell they hurt. Pity that seems to spill over into silly bookings though. 2nd place.

When I look down the list, it's head scratching time. Nobody's had a great season - and yet we're 7th.

Wiz, Nathan Thompson? Not as good this season as last, IMO.
I agree and a thumbs up from me, but considering his age, all the changes etc I think his young head has had to adapt in many ways. Also consider that the coaching standards are IMO not as good as the first part of last season, and that is showing in our overall fitness levels. Many of us have commented also that Wes's form has seemed lower than under his Italian trainer, although that said he seems to recovered a bit of late, so maybe he has turned to those tried and tested ways. On top of that he is now wearing that armband and I think he is shaping up well. I do remember it going to Dougie, and his form suffering very badly, mind you there were other issues as well. I was looking at some of Cloughies interviews on youtube the other night, lol, old Big Head, he was about right on many things you know, and a lot of what he said still stands today, not relevant to this thread, but a few things we all have bantered about recently. Bless him.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Agree with a lot of that Mickey but Foderingham still tops the list for me. Even when he wasn't on song he didn't do too much wrong. He did seem below his best for a while after losing the coaching of Doardo, who I'm sure kept him sharp. Despite never being a huge fan of McEveley, I think he's one of the few players in the side who's appeared to be playing every game to win. When he spoke after defeats, you could tell they hurt. Pity that seems to spill over into silly bookings though. 2nd place. When I look down the list, it's head scratching time. Nobody's had a great season - and yet we're 7th. Wiz, Nathan Thompson? Not as good this season as last, IMO.[/p][/quote]I agree and a thumbs up from me, but considering his age, all the changes etc I think his young head has had to adapt in many ways. Also consider that the coaching standards are IMO not as good as the first part of last season, and that is showing in our overall fitness levels. Many of us have commented also that Wes's form has seemed lower than under his Italian trainer, although that said he seems to recovered a bit of late, so maybe he has turned to those tried and tested ways. On top of that he is now wearing that armband and I think he is shaping up well. I do remember it going to Dougie, and his form suffering very badly, mind you there were other issues as well. I was looking at some of Cloughies interviews on youtube the other night, lol, old Big Head, he was about right on many things you know, and a lot of what he said still stands today, not relevant to this thread, but a few things we all have bantered about recently. Bless him. the wizard
  • Score: -2

5:20pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Wilesy says...

the wizard wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Agree with a lot of that Mickey but Foderingham still tops the list for me. Even when he wasn't on song he didn't do too much wrong. He did seem below his best for a while after losing the coaching of Doardo, who I'm sure kept him sharp.

Despite never being a huge fan of McEveley, I think he's one of the few players in the side who's appeared to be playing every game to win. When he spoke after defeats, you could tell they hurt. Pity that seems to spill over into silly bookings though. 2nd place.

When I look down the list, it's head scratching time. Nobody's had a great season - and yet we're 7th.

Wiz, Nathan Thompson? Not as good this season as last, IMO.
I agree and a thumbs up from me, but considering his age, all the changes etc I think his young head has had to adapt in many ways. Also consider that the coaching standards are IMO not as good as the first part of last season, and that is showing in our overall fitness levels. Many of us have commented also that Wes's form has seemed lower than under his Italian trainer, although that said he seems to recovered a bit of late, so maybe he has turned to those tried and tested ways. On top of that he is now wearing that armband and I think he is shaping up well. I do remember it going to Dougie, and his form suffering very badly, mind you there were other issues as well. I was looking at some of Cloughies interviews on youtube the other night, lol, old Big Head, he was about right on many things you know, and a lot of what he said still stands today, not relevant to this thread, but a few things we all have bantered about recently. Bless him.
I remember many posters absolutely slating Fraser Digby on here as not being good enough yet here we are a year on and his pupil Wes looks to be winning the player of the year vote hands down, and notably on the back of some superb recent performances. Young Belford has looked a reasonable back-up as well.

Whether Wes has had as good a season as previous seasons is open to debate but Digby should take a bit of credit for the performances of our keepers this season.
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Agree with a lot of that Mickey but Foderingham still tops the list for me. Even when he wasn't on song he didn't do too much wrong. He did seem below his best for a while after losing the coaching of Doardo, who I'm sure kept him sharp. Despite never being a huge fan of McEveley, I think he's one of the few players in the side who's appeared to be playing every game to win. When he spoke after defeats, you could tell they hurt. Pity that seems to spill over into silly bookings though. 2nd place. When I look down the list, it's head scratching time. Nobody's had a great season - and yet we're 7th. Wiz, Nathan Thompson? Not as good this season as last, IMO.[/p][/quote]I agree and a thumbs up from me, but considering his age, all the changes etc I think his young head has had to adapt in many ways. Also consider that the coaching standards are IMO not as good as the first part of last season, and that is showing in our overall fitness levels. Many of us have commented also that Wes's form has seemed lower than under his Italian trainer, although that said he seems to recovered a bit of late, so maybe he has turned to those tried and tested ways. On top of that he is now wearing that armband and I think he is shaping up well. I do remember it going to Dougie, and his form suffering very badly, mind you there were other issues as well. I was looking at some of Cloughies interviews on youtube the other night, lol, old Big Head, he was about right on many things you know, and a lot of what he said still stands today, not relevant to this thread, but a few things we all have bantered about recently. Bless him.[/p][/quote]I remember many posters absolutely slating Fraser Digby on here as not being good enough yet here we are a year on and his pupil Wes looks to be winning the player of the year vote hands down, and notably on the back of some superb recent performances. Young Belford has looked a reasonable back-up as well. Whether Wes has had as good a season as previous seasons is open to debate but Digby should take a bit of credit for the performances of our keepers this season. Wilesy
  • Score: 3

5:27pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Micky Hazard says...

Den, Wes' shot-stopping has never really let him down but his general command of his area was poor - he's even admitted this himself recently, saying that it needed improving...things like not even coming for balls that were reaching the 6-yard line etc. Plus his general distribution was lacking a bit.
I agree with you though, nothing too serious but enough for Jay Mac to claim the middle podium :)
For me those extra yellow cards for Jay Mac often come as part of the package with the players who are trying to lead & drive the team on, I'm happy enough with that.
Den, Wes' shot-stopping has never really let him down but his general command of his area was poor - he's even admitted this himself recently, saying that it needed improving...things like not even coming for balls that were reaching the 6-yard line etc. Plus his general distribution was lacking a bit. I agree with you though, nothing too serious but enough for Jay Mac to claim the middle podium :) For me those extra yellow cards for Jay Mac often come as part of the package with the players who are trying to lead & drive the team on, I'm happy enough with that. Micky Hazard
  • Score: 1

6:37pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Oi Den! says...

Can't argue with any of your reasoning MH. Agree with all you say about Fodders but would still have him at the top. I was actually thinking about your last point before I saw it. I'm sure you're right that it comes with his will to win. But it's still hard not to be frustrated when he picks up a booking over something that had nothing to do with him, as happened on Saturday (if the old memory's working properly, that is!)
Can't argue with any of your reasoning MH. Agree with all you say about Fodders but would still have him at the top. I was actually thinking about your last point before I saw it. I'm sure you're right that it comes with his will to win. But it's still hard not to be frustrated when he picks up a booking over something that had nothing to do with him, as happened on Saturday (if the old memory's working properly, that is!) Oi Den!
  • Score: 0

8:55pm Thu 17 Apr 14

lifelong red says...

It should be remembered that Fods , for the majority of this season , has been playing behind a far more weaker defence than last . It is no coincidence that he has looked more assured since the return of Troy and the arrival of Stephens.
It should be remembered that Fods , for the majority of this season , has been playing behind a far more weaker defence than last . It is no coincidence that he has looked more assured since the return of Troy and the arrival of Stephens. lifelong red
  • Score: 1

9:33pm Thu 17 Apr 14

the wizard says...

lifelong red wrote:
It should be remembered that Fods , for the majority of this season , has been playing behind a far more weaker defence than last . It is no coincidence that he has looked more assured since the return of Troy and the arrival of Stephens.
Spot on.
[quote][p][bold]lifelong red[/bold] wrote: It should be remembered that Fods , for the majority of this season , has been playing behind a far more weaker defence than last . It is no coincidence that he has looked more assured since the return of Troy and the arrival of Stephens.[/p][/quote]Spot on. the wizard
  • Score: 0

12:11am Fri 18 Apr 14

glenda hoddle says...

pritchard by a mile.
pritchard by a mile. glenda hoddle
  • Score: 0

12:34am Fri 18 Apr 14

Oxon-Red says...

the wizard wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Agree with a lot of that Mickey but Foderingham still tops the list for me. Even when he wasn't on song he didn't do too much wrong. He did seem below his best for a while after losing the coaching of Doardo, who I'm sure kept him sharp.

Despite never being a huge fan of McEveley, I think he's one of the few players in the side who's appeared to be playing every game to win. When he spoke after defeats, you could tell they hurt. Pity that seems to spill over into silly bookings though. 2nd place.

When I look down the list, it's head scratching time. Nobody's had a great season - and yet we're 7th.

Wiz, Nathan Thompson? Not as good this season as last, IMO.
I agree and a thumbs up from me, but considering his age, all the changes etc I think his young head has had to adapt in many ways. Also consider that the coaching standards are IMO not as good as the first part of last season, and that is showing in our overall fitness levels. Many of us have commented also that Wes's form has seemed lower than under his Italian trainer, although that said he seems to recovered a bit of late, so maybe he has turned to those tried and tested ways. On top of that he is now wearing that armband and I think he is shaping up well. I do remember it going to Dougie, and his form suffering very badly, mind you there were other issues as well. I was looking at some of Cloughies interviews on youtube the other night, lol, old Big Head, he was about right on many things you know, and a lot of what he said still stands today, not relevant to this thread, but a few things we all have bantered about recently. Bless him.
Please stop this garbage about fitness levels it just isn't true. The team we put out are as fit as the team we put out last season but younger. You see it in every sport, tennis, football, athletics it is not about fitness it is stamina which comes with age. Young tennis players show talent and win in 3 set matches but if they have to play the major 5 set tournaments and go to 4-5 sets their stamina is often lacking they are not less fit.

SWINDON TOWN PLAYERS ARE NOT UNFIT WHAT THEY POSSIBLY LACK IS STAMINA TOTALLY DIFFERENT TO FITNESS.
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Agree with a lot of that Mickey but Foderingham still tops the list for me. Even when he wasn't on song he didn't do too much wrong. He did seem below his best for a while after losing the coaching of Doardo, who I'm sure kept him sharp. Despite never being a huge fan of McEveley, I think he's one of the few players in the side who's appeared to be playing every game to win. When he spoke after defeats, you could tell they hurt. Pity that seems to spill over into silly bookings though. 2nd place. When I look down the list, it's head scratching time. Nobody's had a great season - and yet we're 7th. Wiz, Nathan Thompson? Not as good this season as last, IMO.[/p][/quote]I agree and a thumbs up from me, but considering his age, all the changes etc I think his young head has had to adapt in many ways. Also consider that the coaching standards are IMO not as good as the first part of last season, and that is showing in our overall fitness levels. Many of us have commented also that Wes's form has seemed lower than under his Italian trainer, although that said he seems to recovered a bit of late, so maybe he has turned to those tried and tested ways. On top of that he is now wearing that armband and I think he is shaping up well. I do remember it going to Dougie, and his form suffering very badly, mind you there were other issues as well. I was looking at some of Cloughies interviews on youtube the other night, lol, old Big Head, he was about right on many things you know, and a lot of what he said still stands today, not relevant to this thread, but a few things we all have bantered about recently. Bless him.[/p][/quote]Please stop this garbage about fitness levels it just isn't true. The team we put out are as fit as the team we put out last season but younger. You see it in every sport, tennis, football, athletics it is not about fitness it is stamina which comes with age. Young tennis players show talent and win in 3 set matches but if they have to play the major 5 set tournaments and go to 4-5 sets their stamina is often lacking they are not less fit. SWINDON TOWN PLAYERS ARE NOT UNFIT WHAT THEY POSSIBLY LACK IS STAMINA TOTALLY DIFFERENT TO FITNESS. Oxon-Red
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4:00pm Sat 19 Apr 14

uruguay whitey the red says...

its a disgrace to make fans pay to vote,whats wrong with the method of mails or coupons in the paper?
its a disgrace to make fans pay to vote,whats wrong with the method of mails or coupons in the paper? uruguay whitey the red
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