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Fallon set for a Town return

Swindon Advertiser: Former Town hero Rory Fallon Former Town hero Rory Fallon

FORMER Swindon Town fans’ favourite Rory Fallon is expected to make his Crawley Town debut at the County Ground tonight.

The striker, who played 89 times for Swindon between 2003 and 2006, recently arrived at Crawley on loan from St Johnstone and, with Billy Clarke suspended for this evening’s fixture, the New Zealander is set to be drafted into the Red Devils’ starting line-up by manager John Gregory.

Fallon is best remembered by Town supporters for the sensational overhead kick which earned the Robins a 1-1 draw with Bristol City in 2004 and the frontman scored another 24 goals for the Wiltshire club during his 26-month stay before leaving to join Swansea City.

Meanwhile, Gregory has an abundance of options available to him as he looks to build on Crawley’s 2-1 victory at Walsall.

The Sussex side are only two places above the League One drop zone but have played six fewer games than Swindon due to a succession of postponements.

Gregory has drafted in Gary Dicker, Fallon, Paul Connolly, Matt Tubbs, Ross Atkins, Hiram Boateng and Sullay Kaikai over the course of the past two months and admitted he has plenty to think about ahead of tonight’s game.

“I have to say, looking at my bench now, I’ve got some quality which I can turn to, which wasn’t the case four or five weeks ago. So that side of things has improved,” he said.

“Unfortunately I couldn’t find a space on the bench for Crawley’s legend, Sergio Torres. I couldn’t find a space on the bench for him and that shows the standard of the squad has gone up. I have to make decisions.”

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7:47am Tue 25 Feb 14

Rebel_phish says...

With all the rain overnight and whats expected today, could be another heavy pitch for tonight's game.

And what's the betting Rory gets on the score sheet?

Club debut + returning old boy + we can't keep a clean sheet = GOAL.

Though, I still think we should have enough in the tank to win tonight.
With all the rain overnight and whats expected today, could be another heavy pitch for tonight's game. And what's the betting Rory gets on the score sheet? Club debut + returning old boy + we can't keep a clean sheet = GOAL. Though, I still think we should have enough in the tank to win tonight. Rebel_phish
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8:10am Tue 25 Feb 14

The artist formerly known as Marmite Soldier says...

Yep, first thing I thought when I saw he'd signed.

There's no doubt we'll need to score at least twice because Scory Rory will be the next in a long line of old boys to do so against us.
Yep, first thing I thought when I saw he'd signed. There's no doubt we'll need to score at least twice because Scory Rory will be the next in a long line of old boys to do so against us. The artist formerly known as Marmite Soldier
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10:13am Tue 25 Feb 14

old town robin says...

Compare our shopping basket over the last two months with John Gregory's,
(add Tubbs to that), I know whose I would choose.

With only 1 point from our last 2 home leagues games and a cup draw that ultimately ended in a defeat, it's very worrying where the next win is coming from home or away. But really hoping our makeshift team will prove me wrong tonight..
Compare our shopping basket over the last two months with John Gregory's, (add Tubbs to that), I know whose I would choose. With only 1 point from our last 2 home leagues games and a cup draw that ultimately ended in a defeat, it's very worrying where the next win is coming from home or away. But really hoping our makeshift team will prove me wrong tonight.. old town robin
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1:14pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Swindon1984 says...

"Crawley’s legend, Sergio Torres"

Eh? Legend of the lower leagues, maybe. I mean fair play the bloke's done more than most to carve himself out a career in English football but let's not go mad.

Also, Fallon's got to be favourite to score against us tonight with the ex-player curse coming back to haunt us. Wouldn't want to bet on the result tonight - hazarding a guess at a 1-1 draw.
"Crawley’s legend, Sergio Torres" Eh? Legend of the lower leagues, maybe. I mean fair play the bloke's done more than most to carve himself out a career in English football but let's not go mad. Also, Fallon's got to be favourite to score against us tonight with the ex-player curse coming back to haunt us. Wouldn't want to bet on the result tonight - hazarding a guess at a 1-1 draw. Swindon1984
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9:29pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Swindon1984 says...

Swindon1984 wrote:
"Crawley’s legend, Sergio Torres"

Eh? Legend of the lower leagues, maybe. I mean fair play the bloke's done more than most to carve himself out a career in English football but let's not go mad.

Also, Fallon's got to be favourite to score against us tonight with the ex-player curse coming back to haunt us. Wouldn't want to bet on the result tonight - hazarding a guess at a 1-1 draw.
Genuinely take no pleasure in that prediction being right. Well, the score anyway.
[quote][p][bold]Swindon1984[/bold] wrote: "Crawley’s legend, Sergio Torres" Eh? Legend of the lower leagues, maybe. I mean fair play the bloke's done more than most to carve himself out a career in English football but let's not go mad. Also, Fallon's got to be favourite to score against us tonight with the ex-player curse coming back to haunt us. Wouldn't want to bet on the result tonight - hazarding a guess at a 1-1 draw.[/p][/quote]Genuinely take no pleasure in that prediction being right. Well, the score anyway. Swindon1984
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