MATCHDAY LIVE: Swindon Town 5 Portsmouth 0

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  • REPORTING BY SAM MORSHEAD & ANDY WARREN
  • FT Swindon Town 5 (Collins 61, 66, 73, 83; Hollands 69) Portsmouth 0
  • James Collins scores a hat-trick less than 13 minutes after coming on, before adding his fourth
  • Collins also set up Danny Hollands' for Town's third
  • The striker had headed Town into the lead with his first touch after coming on

5:26pm

That's it from us at Matchday Live for today, folks.

What an afternoon for Swindon Town, and in particular James Collins whose four goals inspired Paolo Di Canio's side to their second straight 5-0 victory.

I am not sure it is possible for a substitute to have had more of an impact after coming on than Collins did, and he deserves all the praise he gets.

Town are back in action at the County Ground on Saturday against Carlisle, and if the last two games are anything to go by we can certainly expect some goals.

We will be back then, and we hope you are too,

Until then, enjoy the rest of your New Year's Day.

4:39pm

Striker James Collins was 'over the moon' with his four-goal haul this afternoon.

Swindon Advertiser:

FOUR-GOAL HERO JAMES COLLINS

“I am over the moon to have contributed today, but I think the work was done before I got on," he said.

“I haven’t been in the team the last few weeks, but four goals I couldn’t ask for anything better.

“I think it was my first touch, but the hat-trick goal was my pick because it was great to score my first league hat-trick.

“Andy Williams scored two against Tranmere and Chris Martin is very sharp, so I have had to wait and I knew I could take my chance.”

4:32pm

4:31pm

The Town boss also spoke about the situation regarding his on loan players now the transfer window is open.

Swindon Advertiser: THANKS: Paolo Di Canio gestures after victory at Oldham

PAOLO DI CANIO

“Some loan players that we got came to me and said they want to say.

“I said ‘you want to stay even though I ama killer of a manager?’, but they want to stay here, and if they want to stay I want to keep them.

“We are working to keep them in the next 20 days, so we are going to work hard to extend for two or three weeks and then work hard to negotiate for the rest of the season.

“If Andrew Black was here today he would say here is the money.

“We are there, it is not done and there is no insurance we can go up.

“Then at the end if we don’t go up he can kick my bottom, but at the moment I don’t count on help from the board, I do it on my own. Even though I hope.

“It is difficult and I have to go through people who do not want this.

“I didn’t give up because I know even in this situation we should keep this base and have a good satisfaction although everything can change at Easter.

“In the last three weeks we became a team and group, which is different to the team. I am sure we can keep going in this because they are not silly.”

4:29pm

Di Canio also revealed the work which went on to turn things round after Town's difficult spell at home earlier in the season.

Swindon Advertiser: Swindon Town boss Paolo Di Canio

PAOLO DI CANIO

“We focus on why we had a problem at the beginning of the season, and everyone had their opinion.

“I wanted to listen to everybody, but as a manager I can have a clear idea.

“There was too much pressure from themselves, and we were fantastic last year.

“There was a worry on how we do things, and there were mistakes in front of the goal like Andy Williams.

This sort of problem is gone now, and we came out which means we are more mature and released the negative situation from the brain.

“We lost two or three in a row and they thought they were not strong anymore, but I told them rubbish. They are good like last year.

“We missed some situations but we have to clean this idea otherwise we will not go forward and be a mature team.

“Now we win much more throw ins and corner kicks at the beginning of the game, it is not only this but you don’t lose balls and stretch too much.

“Forget we won 5-0, which is fantastic, but we improve a lot.

“You can see today they took inside themselves and sold the message to the others. They believe in what they are doing because it is the best way for them.”

4:27pm

Town manager Paolo Di Canio is speaking to the media, and was full of praise for James Collins and the rest of his side.

Swindon Advertiser:

PAOLO DI CANIO

“In the first half it was predictable to be under pressure because they had two games in the last days, and rhythm in their legs.

“We should do better and I told my players I am very angry and very proud.

“We went out and scored five but it should be seven or eight, but they were amazing.

“At the moment when you are in trouble, if not in a defensive situation, but because there was too much space between the two lines. They had sharp players up front and it was difficult to change anything.

“All four goals were amazing, and for a typical number nine, at the moment he is the most positive change, but I was lucky and thanks to him.

“It is not an accident and it didn’t happen often in the past. The players they are crucial and they feel a very good atmosphere. They confirm I read well my players, and today was amazing.

“Simon changed it too and it is not an accident. Both players Tommy Miller and Danny were shy, but all of them are very professional but sometimes they fly away. Thanks to them because they are fantastic professionals.

“Ten goals is amazing, and if we can keep our name close to the top eight till end of the season it will be fantastic because the fans can expect more of a very good season.”

3:59pm

3:56pm

As the players leave the pitch manager Paolo Di Canio pretends to steal James Collins' match ball, before hoisting his scarf aloft to celebrate with the fans.

3:55pm

FULL-TIME: Swindon Town 5 (Collins 61, 67, 73 & 83; Hollands 69) Portsmouth 0

3:53pm

90+2 minutes: Pompey break in search of a consolation but fluff their lines as Mendez-Laing fires over.

3:50pm

James Collins was just awarded the sponsors man of the match award, I do not agree with that at all..........

Three minutes added on.

3:48pm

3:46pm Tue 1 Jan 13

Robinonfire says

We want 666666666666666666

If you ask James very nicely he may sort you out

3:48pm

85 minutes: Collins frees Roberts, but the winger fires over. It was a great touch to get his man away there.

3:46pm

83 minutes: GOAL 5-0 TOWN (Collins) And the goals keep on coming. This time it is McCormack who checks back and crosses, and Collins stoops again to guide home number four.

3:40pm Tue 1 Jan 13

Robinonfire says

We want 5555555555555555

There you go, all you have to do is ask

3:43pm

80 minutes: Adam Webster’s effort is seen wide by Foderingham.

3:41pm

78 minutes: McCormack gets over excited and fires a shot very very wide.

3:39pm

76 minutes: Williamson lashes wide for the visitors.

3:38pm

ATTENDANCE: Today's attendance - 11,381 (1,504 from Portsmouth)

3:36pm

73 minutes: GOAL 4-0 TOWN (Collins) This is silly now, 13 minutes after coming on Collins has his hat-trick. This time it is Ritchie who pulls the ball back, and the striker heads home.

3:33pm

69 minutes: GOAL 3-0 TOWN (Hollands) Collins is at the centre of everything Town are doing now, and after chesting down well in the box he pulls it back for Hollands who thumps home from 12 yards. Game over.

3:31pm

68 minutes: Gary Roberts floats a ball across the area which Collins reaches, but his head back across goal drops onto the roof of the net. Good effort.

3:29pm

66 minutes: GOAL 2-0 TOWN (Collins) He’s at it again! Hollands shot is blocked by a combination of Ertl and Collins, and it is the Town striker who reacts quickest to drill home his and his side’s second.

3:24pm

61 minutes: GOAL 1-0 TOWN (Collins) Seconds after replacing Martin Collins powers Ritchie’s corner home with his head to score with his first touch.

3:22pm

SUBSTITUTION: James Collins replaces Chris Martin.

3:20pm

MATCH ACTION

Swindon Advertiser:

Joe Devera can't quite convert a back-post effort.

 

3:17pm

55 minutes: Referee Martin makes a couple of strange decisions, including penalising Danny Hollands when he looked to have won the ball. Di Canio is not happy, and he and the referee have words.

3:16pm

53 minutes: Simon Ferry sends in a couple of free-kicks, but they come to nothing.

3:15pm

MATCH ACTION

Swindon Advertiser:

Town boss Paolo Di Canio shows his frustrations

3:12pm

49 minutes: Thompson is booked for tugging down Harris on the edge of the Town area, and Williamson clips the bar with the resulting free-kick.

3:07pm

Tommy Miller looks to be struggling after taking a knock. Being given time to run it off though.

3:06pm

SUBSTITUTION: Raffa De Vita is replaced by Gary Roberts

3:04pm

Players back out for the second half here, with Gary Roberts replacing Raffa De Vita.

3:02pm

2:58pm Tue 1 Jan 13

Since 1950 says

Town on top but not sharp enough up front.
Good crowd here. 11, 500 I'd say.
Wasn't very encouraged by the pre match interview with Sir WP!!
COYR!

3:02pm

The game here is the only one currently being played in League One, with the rest kicking off at 3pm.

Brentford v Bournemouth
Bury v Tranmere
Coventry v Shrewsbury
Crawley v Colchester
Crewe v Carlisle
Doncaster v Sheff Utd
Hartlepool v Preston
Notts County v MK Dons
Scunthorpe v Oldham
Walsall v Stevenage
Yeovil v Leyton Orient

2:52pm

HALF TIME THOUGHTS

Adver sports writer Andy Warren: Town just about on top I would say, but by no means at their dominating best. Paolo Di Canio's side have kept the ball a lot better than their visitors during the first 45 minutes, although Pompey have looked dangerous on the break.

The south coast side have dropped Johannes Ertl back to form a back five during most of the half, which has given the Town forwards little room to work with. When they have found a gap, the forwards have not been clinical and have allowed a handful of decent chances to come and go.

There are positives, though, and Tommy Miller has looked sharp following his return to the starting line-up, as Town enjoy the bulk of possession.

2:47pm

HALF-TIME: Swindon Town 0 Portsmouth 0

One minute is added on before the referee blows for half-time.

2:46pm

43 minutes: A Harris effort trickles through to Foderingham.

2:45pm

42 minutes: Eastwood punches a Ritchie corner clear, but after Town try to work the ball back into the box it only ends up back in the hands of the keeper.

2:42pm

38 minutes: Walker has a go from 30-yards, but there is no danger of that troubling Foderingham.

2:41pm

37 minutes: Russell gets a shot off which Wes has to tip over.

2:40pm

36 minutes: Dumbaya jinks his way past McCormack and into the box, but he decides to shoot despite his teammates waiting for the pull-back, and drills it wide.

2:38pm

34 minutes: Lee Williamson thinks he deserves a free-kick after a tackle from De Vita, but the ref says no. The midfielder then looked like he handles the ball as he placed it for the set piece he thought he had won, only serving to give away a free-kick to Town.

2:35pm

31 minutes: Darel Russell shoots from the edge of the box after a superb cross-field ball opens up the Town defence, but his effort is deflected off his own man Harris and falls kindly for Foderinham.

2:34pm

30 minutes: Martin flicks a header through for Williams, but the striker stumbles in the area as the chance comes and goes.
 

2:30pm

26 minutes: Martin and Matt Ritchie combine to free Thompson who flashes a cross across the box, where Williams superbly flicks the ball goalwards through his own legs to force Eastwood into the best save of the game so far.

2:27pm

23 minutes: Dumbaya plays a silly back pass back to his keeper Eastwood which Williams almost latches onto, and after the stopper goes flying the striker is booked. Not a good decision from the referee.

2:25pm

20 minutes: Ritchie swings one in but Martin can only head wide.

2:23pm

19 minutes: Dumbaya fires a cross into the box, which Foderingham is forced to tip over the bar. The following corner is poor and is cleared.

2:20pm

16 minutes: Williams tries a pot shot but Eastwood saves.

2:20pm

16 minutes: Walker gets a legitimate shot off this time, but Foderingham catches with ease.

2:19pm

15 minutes: A ball into the box from Jon Harley finds Harris, but he is offside.

2:15pm

11 minutes: Tommy Miller plays a beautiful disguised pass through to Chris Martin, but the loanee’s shot bobbles off a defender and harmlessly through to the keeper.

2:13pm

10 minutes: Pompey make their presence felt for the first time as Ashley Harris and Scott Allan push forward, but first Nathan Thompson and then Darren Ward get vital touches and clear.

2:10pm

The famous Pompey chimes are off and running now

2:09pm

Five minutes: Alan McCormack’s cross-field ball is superbly controlled by Williams whose first touch takes him in on goal, but he can’t finish as Eastwood saves with his legs. He does win a corner, where Devera sees his header blocked.

2:08pm

Four minutes: Andy Williams wins a corner, but De Vita’s kick is easily claimed by Eastwood.

2:05pm

One minute: Raffa De Vita has the first effort on goal of the afternoon, but sweeps the ball into the arms of Simon Eastwood.

2:01pm

And Pompey get us underway

2:00pm

Town kicking towards the Stratton Bank in the first-half this afternoon, which has some Pompey fans sitting in it.

1:57pm

And here they come, Town led out by Alan McCormack and Pompey by Johannes Ertl

1:57pm

Here we go then, football is back at the County Ground for 2013. The teams are in the tunnel

1:51pm

With under 10 minutes to go until kick-off, here's a quick reminder of how we're allowed to cover games on the Swindon Advertiser website.

Restrictions placed on journalists by Dataco mean we are unable to provide live text commentary. All in-play updates must be subjected to a three-minute delay.

If you are after up-to-the-second updates, log onto Twitter and follow chief sports writer Sam Morshead (@SamMorshead_SA).

Updates will appear on the Adver website but will be on delay.

Stick with us after the game for all the very best reaction to this afternoon's events.

1:48pm

LEAGUE ONE FIXTURES

Some big games elsewhere in League One this afternoon, with Notts County hosting MK Dons and Brentford taking on form side Bournemouth. The next few weeks are really going to shape how the table will look at the end of the season.

Brentford v Bournemouth
Bury v Tranmere
Coventry v Shrewsbury
Crawley v Colchester
Crewe v Carlisle
Doncaster v Sheff Utd
Hartlepool v Preston
Notts County v MK Dons
Scunthorpe v Oldham
Walsall v Stevenage
Yeovil v Leyton Orient

1:43pm

1:43pm

IN THE AWAY DUGOUT – GUY WHITTINGHAM

Swindon Advertiser:
The former striker is still in caretaker charge at Fratton Park, having replaced Michael Appleton after the former Manchester United and West Brom man made the move to Blackpool.

Like Appleton, Whittingham has had to work in extremely tough conditions since taking charge, which was proved on New Year’s Eve when top scorer Izale McLeod left the club two weeks before the end of his original contract.

How long he will be in charge only time will tell, but whatever his role in Pompey’s future, he will be recognised as playing a part in stabilising the club at a difficult time.

Swindon Advertiser:

Whittingham and Town manager Paolo Di Canio were both at Sheffield Wednesday alongside each other during the Italian’s spell at Hillsborough from 1997-99, although the Pompey boss spent a number of periods out on loan.

But his career began at Yeovil Town after he left the Army, before making the move to Pompey as a player in 1989. While at Fratton Park he made 173 league appearances, and scored 99 goals which still sees him top of the club’s goal-scoring charts.

Swindon Advertiser:

Despite his best efforts the club missed out on promotion to the inaugural Premier League season, and after that he left the club to begin his top flight career with Aston Villa. He only made 25 appearances for the Birmingham side before moving on to Wednesday.

Swindon Advertiser:

Another 100 appearances followed for the Owls where he played alongside Di Canio, as well as a number of loan spells with Wolves, Watford and back at Portsmouth, and a permanent return to Fratton Park saw him wind down his career.

1:34pm

CHARITY BET

It is a new year, and with that in mind Sam and Andy are making a new start and are looking to use their (questionable) football knowledge to raise money for Swindon Town Football in the Community Trust.

Today's bets are:

Sam: Swindon Town 3-0 Portsmouth, Matt Ritchie first scorer. 35/1

Andy: Swindon Town 3-1 Portsmouth, Chris Martin first scorer. 30/1

We will keep a tally of how much we win (or lose) and give the money to the trust at the end of the season.

 

1:27pm

YOUR SAY

1:21pm Tue 1 Jan 13

vikingred says

After two consecutive postponements I'm looking forward to Swindon playing today. Let's hope Town can get a positive result and kick-off 2013 in fine style. COYR...

1:26pm

 

1:22pm

DANGER MEN – The players Town need to watch

Johannes Ertl

Swindon Advertiser:
The Austrian midfielder captains Pompey this afternoon in the absence of Brian Howard, and is a calming influence in the centre of the park. Having started his career at Sturm Graz he now has plenty of experience after spells with Sheffield United and Crystal Palace.

Lee Williamson

Swindon Advertiser:
The former Sheffield United midfield enforcer likes to stamp his mark on games early on, and if he does he can control things from the middle of the park. He is also capable of being a box to box player, and likes to get a shot away if he can.

David Connolly

Swindon Advertiser:
The former Wimbledon, West Ham and Southampton man only signed for the club in the last few days, and starts on the bench this afternoon. He will be short of match fitness, but if the game is tight going into the closing stages he is sure to come on and will cause Town problems.

1:14pm

Former Swindon midfielder and current Portsmouth captain Brian Howard is missing from the Pompey squad this afternoon.

Howard reportedly has a tight groin.

1:06pm

YOUR SAY

12:57pm Tue 1 Jan 13

KojaktheWarg says

Arnold Schwarzenegger used to live in Portsmouth. Lets hope it's their Judgement Day and not ours...

I'm off to the match now. But I'll be back...

1:05pm

That's one change, as predicted, for Swindon. Tommy Miller comes back into midfield, with Simon Ferry dropping to the bench

1:05pm

BREAKING TEAM NEWS

PORTSMOUTH v Swindon Town: Eastwood; Dumbuya, Michalik, Webster, Harley; Williamson, Russell, Ertl (c); Walker, Allan; Harris.

Substitutes: Smith, Wallace, Mendez-Laing, Connolly.

Only four subs for Pompey this afternoon as their depleted squad gets ever thinner.

1:03pm

BREAKING TEAM NEWS

SWINDON TOWN v Portsmouth: Foderingham; Thompson N, Devera, Ward, McCormack; Ritchie, Hollands, Miller, De Vita; Williams, Martin

Substitutes: Bedwell, Flint, Navarro, Ferry, Collins, Roberts, Rooney A

1:00pm

Striker Paul Benson is on loan at Portsmouth from Town and is not eligable to play today, but he is out on the County Ground pitch warming up. Former Town keeper Phil Smith has also begun his warm-up, and will be on the bench this afternoon.

Swindon Advertiser: RARING TO GO: Paul BensonSwindon Advertiser: Phil Smith saves a penalty but Town lost the shoot-out

PAUL BENSON AND PHIL SMITH

12:58pm

Paolo Di Canio is expecting a big atmosphere at the County Ground this afternoon.

A five-figure crowd is anticipated for the visit of Portsmouth, and the Swindon manager thinks that will create excellent conditions for a quality game of football.

“It’s not a real derby but they will bring a lot of fans and that will make an even better atmosphere than a typical game – a much better level than League One in my opinion," he said.

 

Swindon Advertiser: The Paolo Di Canio Column: "I won't even be assistant to Mourinho"

READ MORE FROM DI CANIO BY CLICKING ON HIS FACE

“It will be a great occasion for everybody to see again our team in action and for our fans maybe to have another very good day.”

12:55pm

12:51pm

TEAM NEWS

Official sides will be named shortly, but here's a brief rundown of Town's runners and riders this afternoon.

Only Jay McEveley, who continues his recovery from a knee operation, and Miles Storey are expected to miss out.

Swindon Advertiser: Jay doesn't need a medal

OUT: JAY MCEVELEY

Tommy Miller could well come into the Swindon team in place of Simon Ferry, who has recently recovered from a minor knock, while Alan Navarro could be on the bench.

12:48pm

YOUR SAY

Remember, Matchday Live is not just about us spouting nonsense for five hours at a time. It’s a forum for Swindon Town fans’ views on everything going on at SN1 at present.

Whether it’s Paolo Di Canio’s team selection or lukewarm coffee in the Don Rogers, we want to hear from you.

And there are plenty of ways to get involved over the course of the evening – all of which are conveniently listed below.

l Twitter – if you’re Tweet-friendly then use the hashtag #stfcadver to have your say, and follow chief sports writer Sam Morshead (@SamMorshead_SA) throughout the game for up-to-the-second commentary.

l Comment – the box below is ready for use. If the comments are sensible and clean then they may well find themselves inserted into the live blog later in the evening.

l Email – you can always pop us an email, just send your ramblings across to smorshead@swindonadvertiser.co.uk.

Get involved!

12:45pm

Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen and welcome to the first Matchday Live of 2013, as Portsmouth visit Swindon Town.

It seems like an eternity since Town last played but that 5-0 spanking of Tranmere is only 11 days ago and the Robins should be fresh for the visit of the south coast strugglers.

If Swindon can retain the class and intensity that saw them totally dominate the league leaders, the home crowd should be in for a New Year’s Day treat.

Stay with us throughout the day for continuous coverage as Town bid to pick up 2013 where they left off in 2012.

Happy New Year everyone.

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12:57pm Tue 1 Jan 13

KojaktheWarg says...

Arnold Schwarzenegger used to live in Portsmouth. Lets hope it's their Judgement Day and not ours...

I'm off to the match now. But I'll be back...
Arnold Schwarzenegger used to live in Portsmouth. Lets hope it's their Judgement Day and not ours... I'm off to the match now. But I'll be back... KojaktheWarg

1:21pm Tue 1 Jan 13

vikingred says...

After two consecutive postponements I'm looking forward to Swindon playing today. Let's hope Town can get a positive result and kick-off 2013 in fine style. COYR...
After two consecutive postponements I'm looking forward to Swindon playing today. Let's hope Town can get a positive result and kick-off 2013 in fine style. COYR... vikingred

1:22pm Tue 1 Jan 13

Robinonfire says...

Come on you REDS
Come on you REDS Robinonfire

1:58pm Tue 1 Jan 13

Stfc_BristolRed says...

Off subject.....

But lifetime fan of Portsmouth who was well known in Melksham passed away this morning. RIP Graham..... Im sure the away end will be sorely missing you today.

COYR!
Off subject..... But lifetime fan of Portsmouth who was well known in Melksham passed away this morning. RIP Graham..... Im sure the away end will be sorely missing you today. COYR! Stfc_BristolRed

2:42pm Tue 1 Jan 13

Blazing Riff says...

Doesn't seem as comfortable so far as we might have hoped!
Doesn't seem as comfortable so far as we might have hoped! Blazing Riff

2:58pm Tue 1 Jan 13

Since 1950 says...

Town on top but not sharp enough up front.
Good crowd here. 11, 500 I'd say.
Wasn't very encouraged by the pre match interview with Sir WP!!
COYR!
Town on top but not sharp enough up front. Good crowd here. 11, 500 I'd say. Wasn't very encouraged by the pre match interview with Sir WP!! COYR! Since 1950

3:11pm Tue 1 Jan 13

Blazing Riff says...

'Creepies' score and leapfrog us.
'Creepies' score and leapfrog us. Blazing Riff

3:14pm Tue 1 Jan 13

Blazing Riff says...

Blazing Riff wrote:
'Creepies' score and leapfrog us.
Then MKD do the same...down to 8th. Come on Swindon.
[quote][p][bold]Blazing Riff[/bold] wrote: 'Creepies' score and leapfrog us.[/p][/quote]Then MKD do the same...down to 8th. Come on Swindon. Blazing Riff

3:15pm Tue 1 Jan 13

spectacles testicals wallet watch says...

And the franchise, should really be putting teams like this to the sword, no excuse cant even say theyre fighting relegation as were pushing for promotion our needs are just as important. Dropping points at home to bottom half sides just isnt acceptable with our strenghts, put the ball in the onion bag Town c'mon
And the franchise, should really be putting teams like this to the sword, no excuse cant even say theyre fighting relegation as were pushing for promotion our needs are just as important. Dropping points at home to bottom half sides just isnt acceptable with our strenghts, put the ball in the onion bag Town c'mon spectacles testicals wallet watch

3:24pm Tue 1 Jan 13

spectacles testicals wallet watch says...

Cracking inspiring substitution now push on Town
Cracking inspiring substitution now push on Town spectacles testicals wallet watch

3:26pm Tue 1 Jan 13

Blazing Riff says...

Phew..that's a relief and that's what I call an impact sub. Donnie beating Sheff. U
Phew..that's a relief and that's what I call an impact sub. Donnie beating Sheff. U Blazing Riff

3:32pm Tue 1 Jan 13

Blazing Riff says...

This is good...very, very good!
This is good...very, very good! Blazing Riff

3:34pm Tue 1 Jan 13

spectacles testicals wallet watch says...

Happy days 3-0 and now beginning to fire on all cylinders keep pushing for the the goals for tally
Happy days 3-0 and now beginning to fire on all cylinders keep pushing for the the goals for tally spectacles testicals wallet watch

3:36pm Tue 1 Jan 13

spectacles testicals wallet watch says...

Clucking Bell where has JC been all season
YOU REDS
Clucking Bell where has JC been all season YOU REDS spectacles testicals wallet watch

3:40pm Tue 1 Jan 13

Robinonfire says...

We want 5555555555555555
We want 5555555555555555 Robinonfire

3:42pm Tue 1 Jan 13

Blazing Riff says...

spectacles testicals wallet watch wrote:
Clucking Bell where has JC been all season
YOU REDS
Wonder who will get M.O.M?
[quote][p][bold]spectacles testicals wallet watch[/bold] wrote: Clucking Bell where has JC been all season YOU REDS[/p][/quote]Wonder who will get M.O.M? Blazing Riff

3:43pm Tue 1 Jan 13

Swindon1984 says...

Substitution of the season from PDC!
Substitution of the season from PDC! Swindon1984

3:46pm Tue 1 Jan 13

Robinonfire says...

We want 666666666666666666
We want 666666666666666666 Robinonfire

3:56pm Tue 1 Jan 13

Blazing Riff says...

Brilliant stuff...Happy New Year to you all
Brilliant stuff...Happy New Year to you all Blazing Riff

4:01pm Tue 1 Jan 13

mallorca says...

super result 10 goals in 2 games plus clean sheets.
Happy New Year to all TOWN FANS
super result 10 goals in 2 games plus clean sheets. Happy New Year to all TOWN FANS mallorca

4:13pm Tue 1 Jan 13

louiscassius says...

Amazing!!

I put £2 on us at 40-1 for 5 Nil and i've just won £82...Hahahahaha...


Flippen brilliant, thank you PDC....

Collins.........Come on you boy!!!

Let this be an Omen........

Town for back to back Titles!!!!

Louis :-))))))))
Amazing!! I put £2 on us at 40-1 for 5 Nil and i've just won £82...Hahahahaha... Flippen brilliant, thank you PDC.... Collins.........Come on you boy!!! Let this be an Omen........ Town for back to back Titles!!!! Louis :-)))))))) louiscassius

4:14pm Tue 1 Jan 13

guyswonga says...

Only 5-0?? I am very dissapointed!
Only 5-0?? I am very dissapointed! guyswonga

4:17pm Tue 1 Jan 13

red white says...

We are Proper!
We are Proper! red white

4:20pm Tue 1 Jan 13

Rebel_phish says...

My Man of the Match today must go to the Pompey fans. Just brilliant throughout.
My Man of the Match today must go to the Pompey fans. Just brilliant throughout. Rebel_phish

4:41pm Tue 1 Jan 13

nosyrudeman says...

I must say that we struggled for the first hour with their 5 man midfield, but then a corner and what do you know they collapse after Jc first goal. I must also say that the Pompey fans were superb throughout the whole game and with fans like that that club should never be allowed to die.

Onwards and upwards roll on Saturday.
I must say that we struggled for the first hour with their 5 man midfield, but then a corner and what do you know they collapse after Jc first goal. I must also say that the Pompey fans were superb throughout the whole game and with fans like that that club should never be allowed to die. Onwards and upwards roll on Saturday. nosyrudeman

4:42pm Tue 1 Jan 13

Another view says...

Without a doubt James Collins deserves all the headlines, but once again Simon Ferry showed he is the man who makes things happen. Surely we need Bostock as back up and to help change the mix during games, as the other midfielders are good workers, but don't have that bit of class to turn things round.
Without a doubt James Collins deserves all the headlines, but once again Simon Ferry showed he is the man who makes things happen. Surely we need Bostock as back up and to help change the mix during games, as the other midfielders are good workers, but don't have that bit of class to turn things round. Another view

4:42pm Tue 1 Jan 13

STFCman&boy1973 says...

louiscassius wrote:
Amazing!!

I put £2 on us at 40-1 for 5 Nil and i've just won £82...Hahahahaha...



Flippen brilliant, thank you PDC....

Collins.........Come on you boy!!!

Let this be an Omen........

Town for back to back Titles!!!!

Louis :-))))))))
Congrats on the bet...

I also believe we will be going up, again as champions...

Happy new year to you and yours...

Now where are those haters today???

COYMRs
[quote][p][bold]louiscassius[/bold] wrote: Amazing!! I put £2 on us at 40-1 for 5 Nil and i've just won £82...Hahahahaha... Flippen brilliant, thank you PDC.... Collins.........Come on you boy!!! Let this be an Omen........ Town for back to back Titles!!!! Louis :-))))))))[/p][/quote]Congrats on the bet... I also believe we will be going up, again as champions... Happy new year to you and yours... Now where are those haters today??? COYMRs STFCman&boy1973

4:55pm Tue 1 Jan 13

Since 1950 says...

Fantastic second half from Town.
Not to put a damper on it but once again I wasnt very encouraged by Sir WPs pre match interview, repeated after the match.
Basically, no more money for investment. Club for sale and no ground development. Now we know why he's here.
Fantastic second half from Town. Not to put a damper on it but once again I wasnt very encouraged by Sir WPs pre match interview, repeated after the match. Basically, no more money for investment. Club for sale and no ground development. Now we know why he's here. Since 1950

5:03pm Tue 1 Jan 13

London Red says...

As said before - think some really need to eat some humble pie and give the magnificent James Collins an apology!
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Couldn't hit a cows arse with two banjos could he!
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Oh no he is now clearly our top scorer and on course to beat his target of 16 with half a season to go
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As said above it was Ferry that made the difference though
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Holland and Miller too similar and that saw us by pass the midfield
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Ferry change that and that is why we were superb in the 2nd
As said before - think some really need to eat some humble pie and give the magnificent James Collins an apology! . Couldn't hit a cows arse with two banjos could he! . Oh no he is now clearly our top scorer and on course to beat his target of 16 with half a season to go . As said above it was Ferry that made the difference though . Holland and Miller too similar and that saw us by pass the midfield . Ferry change that and that is why we were superb in the 2nd London Red

5:17pm Tue 1 Jan 13

Haydonender says...

Great second half, had to be patient as they flooded the midfield and tried to hang on for a point but we got there in the end. Collins was unplayable but Ferry and Roberts also improved things. Very good substitutions from PDC.

Two 5-0's in a row, things are looking good on the pitch
Great second half, had to be patient as they flooded the midfield and tried to hang on for a point but we got there in the end. Collins was unplayable but Ferry and Roberts also improved things. Very good substitutions from PDC. Two 5-0's in a row, things are looking good on the pitch Haydonender

5:28pm Tue 1 Jan 13

Chish and Fips says...

LR with respect, there are a lot of games he has let his self gain this 'Banjo and Cows Arse' tag but today he deserves the credit he deserves.
Lets hope it is the start of more consistent scoring and not like after the previous hat-trick.
LR with respect, there are a lot of games he has let his self gain this 'Banjo and Cows Arse' tag but today he deserves the credit he deserves. Lets hope it is the start of more consistent scoring and not like after the previous hat-trick. Chish and Fips

5:34pm Tue 1 Jan 13

Blazing Riff says...

Since 1950 wrote:
Fantastic second half from Town.
Not to put a damper on it but once again I wasnt very encouraged by Sir WPs pre match interview, repeated after the match.
Basically, no more money for investment. Club for sale and no ground development. Now we know why he's here.
Where can I find this interview please?
[quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: Fantastic second half from Town. Not to put a damper on it but once again I wasnt very encouraged by Sir WPs pre match interview, repeated after the match. Basically, no more money for investment. Club for sale and no ground development. Now we know why he's here.[/p][/quote]Where can I find this interview please? Blazing Riff

5:55pm Tue 1 Jan 13

SAPFanSTFC says...

Since 1950 wrote:
Fantastic second half from Town.
Not to put a damper on it but once again I wasnt very encouraged by Sir WPs pre match interview, repeated after the match.
Basically, no more money for investment. Club for sale and no ground development. Now we know why he's here.
Hate to say it but...I told you so! :-(
---.
Bit of a siege mentality now with the players they have to get Ward, Hollands and Martin back (Bostock is looking unlikely now) but that does rely on the promised funds for the 2nd half of the season.
---.
With the line-up we have we'll be good enough to make the play-offs at least. If Collins starts to get the attention then that'll leave Williams free and vice-versa....I fancy both to get to 20 goals now.
[quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: Fantastic second half from Town. Not to put a damper on it but once again I wasnt very encouraged by Sir WPs pre match interview, repeated after the match. Basically, no more money for investment. Club for sale and no ground development. Now we know why he's here.[/p][/quote]Hate to say it but...I told you so! :-( ---. Bit of a siege mentality now with the players they have to get Ward, Hollands and Martin back (Bostock is looking unlikely now) but that does rely on the promised funds for the 2nd half of the season. ---. With the line-up we have we'll be good enough to make the play-offs at least. If Collins starts to get the attention then that'll leave Williams free and vice-versa....I fancy both to get to 20 goals now. SAPFanSTFC

5:59pm Tue 1 Jan 13

stigger says...

Great 2nd half performance after a mediocre first half. Collins deserves his plaudits after 4 goals and an assist in 30 mins!! Well done that man. But again how on earth did Ferry not start, he changed the course of the game, form being overrun in midfield to totally dominating, no coincidence that this happened with his arrival. I know he's had a minor knock but he was clearly fully fit and should start. I dont care what leagues Miller has played in or how experienced he is (and i'm not anti him he's a decent player) but he is no Simon Ferry and never will be. Simon's energy, the time he makes on the ball, the temp he brings to our play and his passing should make him a first name on the team sheet. Joe Devera had a really good game today and Macca was involved in a number of our goals and can bomb on from full back, occasionally overdoes it but worth it for when it pays off. COYR!!
Great 2nd half performance after a mediocre first half. Collins deserves his plaudits after 4 goals and an assist in 30 mins!! Well done that man. But again how on earth did Ferry not start, he changed the course of the game, form being overrun in midfield to totally dominating, no coincidence that this happened with his arrival. I know he's had a minor knock but he was clearly fully fit and should start. I dont care what leagues Miller has played in or how experienced he is (and i'm not anti him he's a decent player) but he is no Simon Ferry and never will be. Simon's energy, the time he makes on the ball, the temp he brings to our play and his passing should make him a first name on the team sheet. Joe Devera had a really good game today and Macca was involved in a number of our goals and can bomb on from full back, occasionally overdoes it but worth it for when it pays off. COYR!! stigger

6:02pm Tue 1 Jan 13

Since 1950 says...

Blazing Riff wrote:
Since 1950 wrote: Fantastic second half from Town. Not to put a damper on it but once again I wasnt very encouraged by Sir WPs pre match interview, repeated after the match. Basically, no more money for investment. Club for sale and no ground development. Now we know why he's here.
Where can I find this interview please?
Might be on the BBC Wilts site, I don't know. I'm sure it will feature in the local media.
[quote][p][bold]Blazing Riff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: Fantastic second half from Town. Not to put a damper on it but once again I wasnt very encouraged by Sir WPs pre match interview, repeated after the match. Basically, no more money for investment. Club for sale and no ground development. Now we know why he's here.[/p][/quote]Where can I find this interview please?[/p][/quote]Might be on the BBC Wilts site, I don't know. I'm sure it will feature in the local media. Since 1950

6:08pm Tue 1 Jan 13

London Red says...

Think Ferry was just being rested as we have lots of games coming up
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Surely home games against teams near the bottom is the place to do it
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Also gave him a chance to look at Miller and Hollands which we all now know is a no no
Think Ferry was just being rested as we have lots of games coming up . Surely home games against teams near the bottom is the place to do it . Also gave him a chance to look at Miller and Hollands which we all now know is a no no London Red

6:08pm Tue 1 Jan 13

Oi Den! says...

Since 1950 wrote:
Blazing Riff wrote:
Since 1950 wrote: Fantastic second half from Town. Not to put a damper on it but once again I wasnt very encouraged by Sir WPs pre match interview, repeated after the match. Basically, no more money for investment. Club for sale and no ground development. Now we know why he's here.
Where can I find this interview please?
Might be on the BBC Wilts site, I don't know. I'm sure it will feature in the local media.
BBC Wilts iPlayer - today's pre-match programme. The interview starts about 10 minutes in.
[quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blazing Riff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: Fantastic second half from Town. Not to put a damper on it but once again I wasnt very encouraged by Sir WPs pre match interview, repeated after the match. Basically, no more money for investment. Club for sale and no ground development. Now we know why he's here.[/p][/quote]Where can I find this interview please?[/p][/quote]Might be on the BBC Wilts site, I don't know. I'm sure it will feature in the local media.[/p][/quote]BBC Wilts iPlayer - today's pre-match programme. The interview starts about 10 minutes in. Oi Den!

6:18pm Tue 1 Jan 13

SAPFanSTFC says...

London Red wrote:
Think Ferry was just being rested as we have lots of games coming up
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Surely home games against teams near the bottom is the place to do it
.
Also gave him a chance to look at Miller and Hollands which we all now know is a no no
Absolutely - Miller needs game time to get back to fitness so today was the obvious opportunity....don't want to see it on Saturday until we're 4-0 up though
:-)
---.
We'll need all these players - especially if we can't get Hollands back so game time is critical.
---.
Good professional performance today - have to agree with Rebel_Phish though: The true MotM today was the Pompey support....they are truly something!
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Think Ferry was just being rested as we have lots of games coming up . Surely home games against teams near the bottom is the place to do it . Also gave him a chance to look at Miller and Hollands which we all now know is a no no[/p][/quote]Absolutely - Miller needs game time to get back to fitness so today was the obvious opportunity....don't want to see it on Saturday until we're 4-0 up though :-) ---. We'll need all these players - especially if we can't get Hollands back so game time is critical. ---. Good professional performance today - have to agree with Rebel_Phish though: The true MotM today was the Pompey support....they are truly something! SAPFanSTFC

6:23pm Tue 1 Jan 13

billbst says...

First a thank to the lads. Great to see Collins do everything right. If anything his setting up of Hollands' goal was the best piece of skill. Also have to agree that Ferry balanced the team much more. The pairing with Hollands looks the best for me at the moment. Many others played well but just want to say that Devera has improved to become and key member of the team. He had to fight for the chance and deserves his reward. Final comment has to go to the Pompey fans. Fear the worst for you but you deserve the best.
First a thank to the lads. Great to see Collins do everything right. If anything his setting up of Hollands' goal was the best piece of skill. Also have to agree that Ferry balanced the team much more. The pairing with Hollands looks the best for me at the moment. Many others played well but just want to say that Devera has improved to become and key member of the team. He had to fight for the chance and deserves his reward. Final comment has to go to the Pompey fans. Fear the worst for you but you deserve the best. billbst

6:28pm Tue 1 Jan 13

louiscassius says...

STFCman&boy1973 wrote:
louiscassius wrote:
Amazing!!

I put £2 on us at 40-1 for 5 Nil and i've just won £82...Hahahahaha...




Flippen brilliant, thank you PDC....

Collins.........Come on you boy!!!

Let this be an Omen........

Town for back to back Titles!!!!

Louis :-))))))))
Congrats on the bet...

I also believe we will be going up, again as champions...

Happy new year to you and yours...

Now where are those haters today???

COYMRs
Ian,

Hahaha, love you man....Amazing result....

I', just talking my youngest girl through the fundulmentals of wing backs with the Southampton V Gunners game.....

I'm telling you...there's something extrodinary happening at the County this season.....

I love all you fans......

COYR'ssssss

Please please god or whoever let us rape the sh1te outta this league....just once in my life....

Louis :-)))
[quote][p][bold]STFCman&boy1973[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]louiscassius[/bold] wrote: Amazing!! I put £2 on us at 40-1 for 5 Nil and i've just won £82...Hahahahaha... Flippen brilliant, thank you PDC.... Collins.........Come on you boy!!! Let this be an Omen........ Town for back to back Titles!!!! Louis :-))))))))[/p][/quote]Congrats on the bet... I also believe we will be going up, again as champions... Happy new year to you and yours... Now where are those haters today??? COYMRs[/p][/quote]Ian, Hahaha, love you man....Amazing result.... I', just talking my youngest girl through the fundulmentals of wing backs with the Southampton V Gunners game..... I'm telling you...there's something extrodinary happening at the County this season..... I love all you fans...... COYR'ssssss Please please god or whoever let us rape the sh1te outta this league....just once in my life.... Louis :-))) louiscassius

6:29pm Tue 1 Jan 13

Oxon-Red says...

The quality of the balls into the box (especially 2nd half today) in the last two games has improved 200%. Said for a while that if we get decent service into the strikers they will score. Well done Matt, Raffa, Roberts and Co and well done James and Willo.

A few have mentioned the difference that Si Ferry makes and they are spot on. Hollands and Miller a bit too samey and were often both too deep, Ferry bridged that gap and made the intelligent runs on both side of the park.

I must say I prefer Hollands at the moment as his forward vision and passing is better. He has also scored two decent goals. I hope he can be signed at least until the end of the season.

Great result, our goal difference is now worth an extra point.

HNY all.

COYMR
The quality of the balls into the box (especially 2nd half today) in the last two games has improved 200%. Said for a while that if we get decent service into the strikers they will score. Well done Matt, Raffa, Roberts and Co and well done James and Willo. A few have mentioned the difference that Si Ferry makes and they are spot on. Hollands and Miller a bit too samey and were often both too deep, Ferry bridged that gap and made the intelligent runs on both side of the park. I must say I prefer Hollands at the moment as his forward vision and passing is better. He has also scored two decent goals. I hope he can be signed at least until the end of the season. Great result, our goal difference is now worth an extra point. HNY all. COYMR Oxon-Red

6:35pm Tue 1 Jan 13

red white says...

Always comes good in the end.

Well done Paolo and the plaaaayers.

Championes;never mind the finance!

Rocking up again.
Always comes good in the end. Well done Paolo and the plaaaayers. Championes;never mind the finance! Rocking up again. red white

7:24pm Tue 1 Jan 13

dreamofacleansheet2 says...

Where's the 6% who thought we'd lose?! No matter what happens in the window, the manager's unbelievable standards are bearing fruit again.

Pompey fans are a lesson to those that moan (you have every right to moan if you want) but please support the team and the manager during the 90 minutes.

Massive game away at Bournemouth on the horizon who haven't lost under Eddie Howe. I feel another bet coming on.....
Where's the 6% who thought we'd lose?! No matter what happens in the window, the manager's unbelievable standards are bearing fruit again. Pompey fans are a lesson to those that moan (you have every right to moan if you want) but please support the team and the manager during the 90 minutes. Massive game away at Bournemouth on the horizon who haven't lost under Eddie Howe. I feel another bet coming on..... dreamofacleansheet2

7:25pm Tue 1 Jan 13

TheDukeOfBanbury says...

Rebel_phish wrote:
My Man of the Match today must go to the Pompey fans. Just brilliant throughout.
Totally with you Rebel.

They were an absolute credit and what some great songs, including -

"You're not that special we lose every week :) "

Swindon fans applauding that was a great touch.

Fantastic to play as we did second half and nice to have a bet at 5-0.
Starting to see why we need to score early to open up defensive teams at the CG.

Well done to James Collins - He was well happy as you could expect after the game and his 4th goal was his favourite.

COYR'ds.
[quote][p][bold]Rebel_phish[/bold] wrote: My Man of the Match today must go to the Pompey fans. Just brilliant throughout.[/p][/quote]Totally with you Rebel. They were an absolute credit and what some great songs, including - "You're not that special we lose every week :) " Swindon fans applauding that was a great touch. Fantastic to play as we did second half and nice to have a bet at 5-0. Starting to see why we need to score early to open up defensive teams at the CG. Well done to James Collins - He was well happy as you could expect after the game and his 4th goal was his favourite. COYR'ds. TheDukeOfBanbury

7:27pm Tue 1 Jan 13

TheDukeOfBanbury says...

Rebel_phish wrote:
My Man of the Match today must go to the Pompey fans. Just brilliant throughout.
Totally with you Rebel.

They were an absolute credit and what some great songs, including -

"You're not that special we lose every week :) "

Swindon fans applauding that was a great touch.

Fantastic to play as we did second half and nice to have a bet at 5-0.
Starting to see why we need to score early to open up defensive teams at the CG.

Well done to James Collins - He was well happy as you could expect after the game and his 4th goal was his favourite.

COYR'ds.
[quote][p][bold]Rebel_phish[/bold] wrote: My Man of the Match today must go to the Pompey fans. Just brilliant throughout.[/p][/quote]Totally with you Rebel. They were an absolute credit and what some great songs, including - "You're not that special we lose every week :) " Swindon fans applauding that was a great touch. Fantastic to play as we did second half and nice to have a bet at 5-0. Starting to see why we need to score early to open up defensive teams at the CG. Well done to James Collins - He was well happy as you could expect after the game and his 4th goal was his favourite. COYR'ds. TheDukeOfBanbury

7:28pm Tue 1 Jan 13

babssugg says...

Fantastic game Listened to it on the radio very exceiting,,, Carry on the good games Swindon Town, Very proud to live in Swindon with a great Football Team ,,,Long may it continue XXXXXX
Fantastic game Listened to it on the radio very exceiting,,, Carry on the good games Swindon Town, Very proud to live in Swindon with a great Football Team ,,,Long may it continue XXXXXX babssugg

7:34pm Tue 1 Jan 13

stigger says...

yeah i meant to add about the pompey support as well trully superb, best i've seen in a long while, i genuinely hope that they have an upturn in fortunes as they deserve it, some great chants as well. COYR!
yeah i meant to add about the pompey support as well trully superb, best i've seen in a long while, i genuinely hope that they have an upturn in fortunes as they deserve it, some great chants as well. COYR! stigger

7:40pm Tue 1 Jan 13

Malkym says...

Chish and Fips wrote:
LR with respect, there are a lot of games he has let his self gain this 'Banjo and Cows Arse' tag but today he deserves the credit he deserves.
Lets hope it is the start of more consistent scoring and not like after the previous hat-trick.
C&F absolutely -I put my hand up to being one of Collin's fiercest critics and probably the originator of "Cows arse etc. Today I offer up my sincere congratulations on his four goals
[quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: LR with respect, there are a lot of games he has let his self gain this 'Banjo and Cows Arse' tag but today he deserves the credit he deserves. Lets hope it is the start of more consistent scoring and not like after the previous hat-trick.[/p][/quote]C&F absolutely -I put my hand up to being one of Collin's fiercest critics and probably the originator of "Cows arse etc. Today I offer up my sincere congratulations on his four goals Malkym

7:45pm Tue 1 Jan 13

mikek says...

Fab second half as Ferry and Collins made a huge difference. Rafa and Miller were having poor games so Paolo needed to change things.
Collins was just lethal in his finishing and what timing with Shrewsbury apparently interested in taking him back on loan for the rest of the season can't see that happening now. That's 14 league goals between the two strikers and I can see them hitting 20 easily and with the cup included they have netted 18. Malkum stated they would not hit 20 goals so I wonder how he is feeling now with just over half the season gone. There is certainly a lot more goals in these two players and still feel Martin could do a decent job once he gets his first goal. Ferry was just fantastic when he came on and would have been MOM had Collins not stole the show. Need to keep this going on Saturday. Ward and Devera look just awesome at the back and best pairing in this league in my view. We must do all we can to keep Ward, Hollands, Martin and Bostock and feel the latter will have a bigger part to play in the second half of the season. I'm sure Paolo is playing his role at the club down to try and nick him from Spurs. Well done Town two 5-0 wins just superb.
Fab second half as Ferry and Collins made a huge difference. Rafa and Miller were having poor games so Paolo needed to change things. Collins was just lethal in his finishing and what timing with Shrewsbury apparently interested in taking him back on loan for the rest of the season can't see that happening now. That's 14 league goals between the two strikers and I can see them hitting 20 easily and with the cup included they have netted 18. Malkum stated they would not hit 20 goals so I wonder how he is feeling now with just over half the season gone. There is certainly a lot more goals in these two players and still feel Martin could do a decent job once he gets his first goal. Ferry was just fantastic when he came on and would have been MOM had Collins not stole the show. Need to keep this going on Saturday. Ward and Devera look just awesome at the back and best pairing in this league in my view. We must do all we can to keep Ward, Hollands, Martin and Bostock and feel the latter will have a bigger part to play in the second half of the season. I'm sure Paolo is playing his role at the club down to try and nick him from Spurs. Well done Town two 5-0 wins just superb. mikek

7:49pm Tue 1 Jan 13

stigger says...

Malkym wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
LR with respect, there are a lot of games he has let his self gain this 'Banjo and Cows Arse' tag but today he deserves the credit he deserves.
Lets hope it is the start of more consistent scoring and not like after the previous hat-trick.
C&F absolutely -I put my hand up to being one of Collin's fiercest critics and probably the originator of "Cows arse etc. Today I offer up my sincere congratulations on his four goals
Exactly, i think most of us armchair critics are more than happy to be proved wrong by the players we dont rate, for my part if Adam Rooney comes on and scores a hat trick, i'd be well chuffed. Can't see it though!! With Collins i have seen enough previously to think he can do a job, he's young and some of his 'misses' have been from outstanding saves, although have been some sitters as well but boy did he hit form today!! good on him
[quote][p][bold]Malkym[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: LR with respect, there are a lot of games he has let his self gain this 'Banjo and Cows Arse' tag but today he deserves the credit he deserves. Lets hope it is the start of more consistent scoring and not like after the previous hat-trick.[/p][/quote]C&F absolutely -I put my hand up to being one of Collin's fiercest critics and probably the originator of "Cows arse etc. Today I offer up my sincere congratulations on his four goals[/p][/quote]Exactly, i think most of us armchair critics are more than happy to be proved wrong by the players we dont rate, for my part if Adam Rooney comes on and scores a hat trick, i'd be well chuffed. Can't see it though!! With Collins i have seen enough previously to think he can do a job, he's young and some of his 'misses' have been from outstanding saves, although have been some sitters as well but boy did he hit form today!! good on him stigger

7:51pm Tue 1 Jan 13

Malkym says...

....but he and Williams and Martin have to be much more consistent as Chish says.

Today worked out well after an indifferent 1st half and the introduction of Collins & Ferry proved to be inspired choices -not always the case as we've seen on many occasions in the past.

Not heard the Patey interview yet but reading the summations on here looks like another period of uncertainty beckons perhaps.
....but he and Williams and Martin have to be much more consistent as Chish says. Today worked out well after an indifferent 1st half and the introduction of Collins & Ferry proved to be inspired choices -not always the case as we've seen on many occasions in the past. Not heard the Patey interview yet but reading the summations on here looks like another period of uncertainty beckons perhaps. Malkym

7:55pm Tue 1 Jan 13

oncearedalwaysared says...

Wonder what price the bookies will give us on Town going the rest of the season unbeaten??!!
Wonder what price the bookies will give us on Town going the rest of the season unbeaten??!! oncearedalwaysared

7:55pm Tue 1 Jan 13

TelSTFC says...

Great 2nd half & great journey back for me as i live in Portsmouth.

To be fair the Pompey fans are great and they are just happy to have a club to support at the moment.

Not sure my girlfriend would agree though as she is a Saints season ticket holder :) COYR
Great 2nd half & great journey back for me as i live in Portsmouth. To be fair the Pompey fans are great and they are just happy to have a club to support at the moment. Not sure my girlfriend would agree though as she is a Saints season ticket holder :) COYR TelSTFC

8:04pm Tue 1 Jan 13

Malkym says...

mikek wrote:
Fab second half as Ferry and Collins made a huge difference. Rafa and Miller were having poor games so Paolo needed to change things.
Collins was just lethal in his finishing and what timing with Shrewsbury apparently interested in taking him back on loan for the rest of the season can't see that happening now. That's 14 league goals between the two strikers and I can see them hitting 20 easily and with the cup included they have netted 18. Malkum stated they would not hit 20 goals so I wonder how he is feeling now with just over half the season gone. There is certainly a lot more goals in these two players and still feel Martin could do a decent job once he gets his first goal. Ferry was just fantastic when he came on and would have been MOM had Collins not stole the show. Need to keep this going on Saturday. Ward and Devera look just awesome at the back and best pairing in this league in my view. We must do all we can to keep Ward, Hollands, Martin and Bostock and feel the latter will have a bigger part to play in the second half of the season. I'm sure Paolo is playing his role at the club down to try and nick him from Spurs. Well done Town two 5-0 wins just superb.
MikeK - lets be clear I originally stated that I didn't think they'd score 20 league goals each -forget the cups they don't count because those goals won't win us promotion.

I'll be delighted to be proved wrong but they've both still got some way to go yet.

Also whilst in confession mode Ward has improved immensely and is deservedly keeping the likes of Flint and TAH out of the side.

Like others have said I feel we (on paper) have enough quality players to secure promotion provided they transfer that ability to the pitch and do so consistently.
[quote][p][bold]mikek[/bold] wrote: Fab second half as Ferry and Collins made a huge difference. Rafa and Miller were having poor games so Paolo needed to change things. Collins was just lethal in his finishing and what timing with Shrewsbury apparently interested in taking him back on loan for the rest of the season can't see that happening now. That's 14 league goals between the two strikers and I can see them hitting 20 easily and with the cup included they have netted 18. Malkum stated they would not hit 20 goals so I wonder how he is feeling now with just over half the season gone. There is certainly a lot more goals in these two players and still feel Martin could do a decent job once he gets his first goal. Ferry was just fantastic when he came on and would have been MOM had Collins not stole the show. Need to keep this going on Saturday. Ward and Devera look just awesome at the back and best pairing in this league in my view. We must do all we can to keep Ward, Hollands, Martin and Bostock and feel the latter will have a bigger part to play in the second half of the season. I'm sure Paolo is playing his role at the club down to try and nick him from Spurs. Well done Town two 5-0 wins just superb.[/p][/quote]MikeK - lets be clear I originally stated that I didn't think they'd score 20 league goals each -forget the cups they don't count because those goals won't win us promotion. I'll be delighted to be proved wrong but they've both still got some way to go yet. Also whilst in confession mode Ward has improved immensely and is deservedly keeping the likes of Flint and TAH out of the side. Like others have said I feel we (on paper) have enough quality players to secure promotion provided they transfer that ability to the pitch and do so consistently. Malkym

8:13pm Tue 1 Jan 13

the don69 says...

The mid-winter break we had didn't do us any favours,we started slow and never got going in the first half!Ferry and Collins turned the game,we want consistency from Colli,not a hat-trick at Stoke,then a nothing for months and then another hat-trick today,same for Willo,good strikers hit the target week in,week out Pompey were Kn@ckered after an hour,so that helped us,need another 3 points against Carlise,then the real big one Bournemouth away!don't know what that Ernie Howe is doing,but he must be doing something right!they've had a remarkable run,that's the big one Chaps!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The mid-winter break we had didn't do us any favours,we started slow and never got going in the first half!Ferry and Collins turned the game,we want consistency from Colli,not a hat-trick at Stoke,then a nothing for months and then another hat-trick today,same for Willo,good strikers hit the target week in,week out Pompey were Kn@ckered after an hour,so that helped us,need another 3 points against Carlise,then the real big one Bournemouth away!don't know what that Ernie Howe is doing,but he must be doing something right!they've had a remarkable run,that's the big one Chaps!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the don69

8:17pm Tue 1 Jan 13

madterrier says...

First half too much long ball, and their giant centre half gobbled most of those up.

Ferry was on the bench because he picked up an injury and missed quite a few days' training prior to the game. He was always going to come on and boy what a difference he made.

Quite some impact by young Collins - four goals and an assist. I like it when our own players do well (although am happy if loanees do too!)

I would also like to mention Ward. Even though Pompey didn't have a potent attacking threat, he looks assured, organises the defence, and talks. I also noticed how he doesn't just head the ball anywhere - countless times he cushioned or measured a subtle header to make sure we kept possession. We have the best defensive record in League 1 with just 18 goals conceded and I think Ward has played a decent part in this.
First half too much long ball, and their giant centre half gobbled most of those up. Ferry was on the bench because he picked up an injury and missed quite a few days' training prior to the game. He was always going to come on and boy what a difference he made. Quite some impact by young Collins - four goals and an assist. I like it when our own players do well (although am happy if loanees do too!) I would also like to mention Ward. Even though Pompey didn't have a potent attacking threat, he looks assured, organises the defence, and talks. I also noticed how he doesn't just head the ball anywhere - countless times he cushioned or measured a subtle header to make sure we kept possession. We have the best defensive record in League 1 with just 18 goals conceded and I think Ward has played a decent part in this. madterrier

8:25pm Tue 1 Jan 13

the wizard says...

First off, Pompey supporters can hold their heads high. They probably will go down, but with that support they will be immense in League Two. True twelfth man stuff.

I notice their number 20 has a vertigo problem, well I think so because he always had to hold on to one of our guys so he wouldn't fall over, oh do come on ref, are you really that blind, and what did our manager say to the ref on the touchline that seemed to open his eyes suddenly to all the extra off ball activity that was going on.

The second half showed why we need Ferry in there to sort things out, and at last Collins put the boots on their proper feet. Glimpses there of why we have him and today he repaid some of that loyalty shown to him by our manager, I always thought we would come good and the last two games have shown that we are heading in the right direction. I think Carlisle will come here and park the bus after two 5-0 score lines. Bornmuff will be the acid test. If we can go there and come away with something we will be well on our way.
And to Roberts, who I must admit started this year on a far better note than he ended the last, and the way he persisted with a lost cause down the wing drawing a foul down the line, his general positional play and runs seemed much ore like we expected , well done.
Seems the well is dry then and money has dried up, we shall see, the club would be more attractive to any buyer in the Championship than League One.
I saw Bill Patey walking in, without his Wyatt Earp hat, he didn't look as big a man as the photo perhaps portrayed. Turns out then he is master of dirty deeds and at least now we know where we stand now and why he is here. Bring back Fitton ??
First off, Pompey supporters can hold their heads high. They probably will go down, but with that support they will be immense in League Two. True twelfth man stuff. I notice their number 20 has a vertigo problem, well I think so because he always had to hold on to one of our guys so he wouldn't fall over, oh do come on ref, are you really that blind, and what did our manager say to the ref on the touchline that seemed to open his eyes suddenly to all the extra off ball activity that was going on. The second half showed why we need Ferry in there to sort things out, and at last Collins put the boots on their proper feet. Glimpses there of why we have him and today he repaid some of that loyalty shown to him by our manager, I always thought we would come good and the last two games have shown that we are heading in the right direction. I think Carlisle will come here and park the bus after two 5-0 score lines. Bornmuff will be the acid test. If we can go there and come away with something we will be well on our way. And to Roberts, who I must admit started this year on a far better note than he ended the last, and the way he persisted with a lost cause down the wing drawing a foul down the line, his general positional play and runs seemed much ore like we expected , well done. Seems the well is dry then and money has dried up, we shall see, the club would be more attractive to any buyer in the Championship than League One. I saw Bill Patey walking in, without his Wyatt Earp hat, he didn't look as big a man as the photo perhaps portrayed. Turns out then he is master of dirty deeds and at least now we know where we stand now and why he is here. Bring back Fitton ?? the wizard

8:32pm Tue 1 Jan 13

jayden says...

stigger wrote:
Malkym wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
LR with respect, there are a lot of games he has let his self gain this 'Banjo and Cows Arse' tag but today he deserves the credit he deserves.
Lets hope it is the start of more consistent scoring and not like after the previous hat-trick.
C&F absolutely -I put my hand up to being one of Collin's fiercest critics and probably the originator of "Cows arse etc. Today I offer up my sincere congratulations on his four goals
Exactly, i think most of us armchair critics are more than happy to be proved wrong by the players we dont rate, for my part if Adam Rooney comes on and scores a hat trick, i'd be well chuffed. Can't see it though!! With Collins i have seen enough previously to think he can do a job, he's young and some of his 'misses' have been from outstanding saves, although have been some sitters as well but boy did he hit form today!! good on him
Well done lads .Ferry changed the game.Well Mr collins thats more like it you played like a proper center foward movement and desire you are young and hungry and will get better.The Portsmouth fans were class today.Anybody see Nick Watkins he looked like he had the worries of the world on his shoulders today.So no more money thats fair enough ,plans for the ground on hold,Again thats fair enough but Mr Patey you are being paid to find investors unlike Mr Wray i know it takes time but it would be nice if you showed some intrest in the fans like Mr wray who was always to be seen on match days home or away not taking holidays halfway though a season.So Pdc get us up with the squad you have got then you can say you have done your bit and if we can get the att up to 9 thousend or more then us the fans have done their bit so over to you Mr Patey will you be ready?
[quote][p][bold]stigger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Malkym[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: LR with respect, there are a lot of games he has let his self gain this 'Banjo and Cows Arse' tag but today he deserves the credit he deserves. Lets hope it is the start of more consistent scoring and not like after the previous hat-trick.[/p][/quote]C&F absolutely -I put my hand up to being one of Collin's fiercest critics and probably the originator of "Cows arse etc. Today I offer up my sincere congratulations on his four goals[/p][/quote]Exactly, i think most of us armchair critics are more than happy to be proved wrong by the players we dont rate, for my part if Adam Rooney comes on and scores a hat trick, i'd be well chuffed. Can't see it though!! With Collins i have seen enough previously to think he can do a job, he's young and some of his 'misses' have been from outstanding saves, although have been some sitters as well but boy did he hit form today!! good on him[/p][/quote]Well done lads .Ferry changed the game.Well Mr collins thats more like it you played like a proper center foward movement and desire you are young and hungry and will get better.The Portsmouth fans were class today.Anybody see Nick Watkins he looked like he had the worries of the world on his shoulders today.So no more money thats fair enough ,plans for the ground on hold,Again thats fair enough but Mr Patey you are being paid to find investors unlike Mr Wray i know it takes time but it would be nice if you showed some intrest in the fans like Mr wray who was always to be seen on match days home or away not taking holidays halfway though a season.So Pdc get us up with the squad you have got then you can say you have done your bit and if we can get the att up to 9 thousend or more then us the fans have done their bit so over to you Mr Patey will you be ready? jayden

8:36pm Tue 1 Jan 13

mikek says...

madterrier wrote:
First half too much long ball, and their giant centre half gobbled most of those up.

Ferry was on the bench because he picked up an injury and missed quite a few days' training prior to the game. He was always going to come on and boy what a difference he made.

Quite some impact by young Collins - four goals and an assist. I like it when our own players do well (although am happy if loanees do too!)

I would also like to mention Ward. Even though Pompey didn't have a potent attacking threat, he looks assured, organises the defence, and talks. I also noticed how he doesn't just head the ball anywhere - countless times he cushioned or measured a subtle header to make sure we kept possession. We have the best defensive record in League 1 with just 18 goals conceded and I think Ward has played a decent part in this.
Yes big chunks of humble pie eaten by me over Ward who at the start of his time here looked nothing special but since then he has settled in and just looks out of this world and with Devera having his best spell of his career I say these two are probably the best pairing of defenders in this Division.
[quote][p][bold]madterrier[/bold] wrote: First half too much long ball, and their giant centre half gobbled most of those up. Ferry was on the bench because he picked up an injury and missed quite a few days' training prior to the game. He was always going to come on and boy what a difference he made. Quite some impact by young Collins - four goals and an assist. I like it when our own players do well (although am happy if loanees do too!) I would also like to mention Ward. Even though Pompey didn't have a potent attacking threat, he looks assured, organises the defence, and talks. I also noticed how he doesn't just head the ball anywhere - countless times he cushioned or measured a subtle header to make sure we kept possession. We have the best defensive record in League 1 with just 18 goals conceded and I think Ward has played a decent part in this.[/p][/quote]Yes big chunks of humble pie eaten by me over Ward who at the start of his time here looked nothing special but since then he has settled in and just looks out of this world and with Devera having his best spell of his career I say these two are probably the best pairing of defenders in this Division. mikek

8:44pm Tue 1 Jan 13

mikek says...

Malkym wrote:
mikek wrote:
Fab second half as Ferry and Collins made a huge difference. Rafa and Miller were having poor games so Paolo needed to change things.
Collins was just lethal in his finishing and what timing with Shrewsbury apparently interested in taking him back on loan for the rest of the season can't see that happening now. That's 14 league goals between the two strikers and I can see them hitting 20 easily and with the cup included they have netted 18. Malkum stated they would not hit 20 goals so I wonder how he is feeling now with just over half the season gone. There is certainly a lot more goals in these two players and still feel Martin could do a decent job once he gets his first goal. Ferry was just fantastic when he came on and would have been MOM had Collins not stole the show. Need to keep this going on Saturday. Ward and Devera look just awesome at the back and best pairing in this league in my view. We must do all we can to keep Ward, Hollands, Martin and Bostock and feel the latter will have a bigger part to play in the second half of the season. I'm sure Paolo is playing his role at the club down to try and nick him from Spurs. Well done Town two 5-0 wins just superb.
MikeK - lets be clear I originally stated that I didn't think they'd score 20 league goals each -forget the cups they don't count because those goals won't win us promotion.

I'll be delighted to be proved wrong but they've both still got some way to go yet.

Also whilst in confession mode Ward has improved immensely and is deservedly keeping the likes of Flint and TAH out of the side.

Like others have said I feel we (on paper) have enough quality players to secure promotion provided they transfer that ability to the pitch and do so consistently.
Hi Malkym I do apologize I was sure it was 20 goals between them you quoted but hey I do not care who scores as we have one of the best goals for and least conceded in this Division. I have said a few times we do not need that out and out goalscorer with so many players chipping in this time around. I would rather have this situation rather than rely on just one or two strikers as injury or suspensions can reck a team.
[quote][p][bold]Malkym[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mikek[/bold] wrote: Fab second half as Ferry and Collins made a huge difference. Rafa and Miller were having poor games so Paolo needed to change things. Collins was just lethal in his finishing and what timing with Shrewsbury apparently interested in taking him back on loan for the rest of the season can't see that happening now. That's 14 league goals between the two strikers and I can see them hitting 20 easily and with the cup included they have netted 18. Malkum stated they would not hit 20 goals so I wonder how he is feeling now with just over half the season gone. There is certainly a lot more goals in these two players and still feel Martin could do a decent job once he gets his first goal. Ferry was just fantastic when he came on and would have been MOM had Collins not stole the show. Need to keep this going on Saturday. Ward and Devera look just awesome at the back and best pairing in this league in my view. We must do all we can to keep Ward, Hollands, Martin and Bostock and feel the latter will have a bigger part to play in the second half of the season. I'm sure Paolo is playing his role at the club down to try and nick him from Spurs. Well done Town two 5-0 wins just superb.[/p][/quote]MikeK - lets be clear I originally stated that I didn't think they'd score 20 league goals each -forget the cups they don't count because those goals won't win us promotion. I'll be delighted to be proved wrong but they've both still got some way to go yet. Also whilst in confession mode Ward has improved immensely and is deservedly keeping the likes of Flint and TAH out of the side. Like others have said I feel we (on paper) have enough quality players to secure promotion provided they transfer that ability to the pitch and do so consistently.[/p][/quote]Hi Malkym I do apologize I was sure it was 20 goals between them you quoted but hey I do not care who scores as we have one of the best goals for and least conceded in this Division. I have said a few times we do not need that out and out goalscorer with so many players chipping in this time around. I would rather have this situation rather than rely on just one or two strikers as injury or suspensions can reck a team. mikek

8:45pm Tue 1 Jan 13

Rebel_phish says...

With Eddie Howe and Bournemouth on such a good run - P15 W11 D4 L0

Perhaps we're the ones that can do the double over them this season and get Eddie to record his first long awaited loss.

Big matches comming up Cherries away on the 12th and then Rovers away on the 26th. If we can win both those two, that will stamp our intent on this league.
With Eddie Howe and Bournemouth on such a good run - P15 W11 D4 L0 Perhaps we're the ones that can do the double over them this season and get Eddie to record his first long awaited loss. Big matches comming up Cherries away on the 12th and then Rovers away on the 26th. If we can win both those two, that will stamp our intent on this league. Rebel_phish

8:46pm Tue 1 Jan 13

jayden says...

Malkym wrote:
....but he and Williams and Martin have to be much more consistent as Chish says.

Today worked out well after an indifferent 1st half and the introduction of Collins & Ferry proved to be inspired choices -not always the case as we've seen on many occasions in the past.

Not heard the Patey interview yet but reading the summations on here looks like another period of uncertainty beckons perhaps.
Hi Malkym ,happy newyear i feel Williams was back to his worst today hes got great pace but once he is past the player anything can happen ,again missed a one on one.Collins on the other hand has no pace but can finnish but needs to get into the right place quicker and gamble thats what he did today and his allround game was good.Collins has youth on his side but williams has not.Ilooked over to the bench when Williams missed again and saw Pdc doing a Larry grayson impression to the bench "priceless"
[quote][p][bold]Malkym[/bold] wrote: ....but he and Williams and Martin have to be much more consistent as Chish says. Today worked out well after an indifferent 1st half and the introduction of Collins & Ferry proved to be inspired choices -not always the case as we've seen on many occasions in the past. Not heard the Patey interview yet but reading the summations on here looks like another period of uncertainty beckons perhaps.[/p][/quote]Hi Malkym ,happy newyear i feel Williams was back to his worst today hes got great pace but once he is past the player anything can happen ,again missed a one on one.Collins on the other hand has no pace but can finnish but needs to get into the right place quicker and gamble thats what he did today and his allround game was good.Collins has youth on his side but williams has not.Ilooked over to the bench when Williams missed again and saw Pdc doing a Larry grayson impression to the bench "priceless" jayden

9:09pm Tue 1 Jan 13

Blazing Riff says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Since 1950 wrote:
Blazing Riff wrote:
Since 1950 wrote: Fantastic second half from Town. Not to put a damper on it but once again I wasnt very encouraged by Sir WPs pre match interview, repeated after the match. Basically, no more money for investment. Club for sale and no ground development. Now we know why he's here.
Where can I find this interview please?
Might be on the BBC Wilts site, I don't know. I'm sure it will feature in the local media.
BBC Wilts iPlayer - today's pre-match programme. The interview starts about 10 minutes in.
Thanks....I'm just going to have a listen now.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blazing Riff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: Fantastic second half from Town. Not to put a damper on it but once again I wasnt very encouraged by Sir WPs pre match interview, repeated after the match. Basically, no more money for investment. Club for sale and no ground development. Now we know why he's here.[/p][/quote]Where can I find this interview please?[/p][/quote]Might be on the BBC Wilts site, I don't know. I'm sure it will feature in the local media.[/p][/quote]BBC Wilts iPlayer - today's pre-match programme. The interview starts about 10 minutes in.[/p][/quote]Thanks....I'm just going to have a listen now. Blazing Riff

9:21pm Tue 1 Jan 13

Malkym says...

Hi Jayden - same to you yep Willo was once again disappointing he blows very hot and col and mosly the latter but if he and Collins can alternate with providing the goals then I'll settle for that!

MikeK - to be fair to you I think I also said that when they were both going through their long barren spell recently - happy new year to you.
Hi Jayden - same to you yep Willo was once again disappointing he blows very hot and col and mosly the latter but if he and Collins can alternate with providing the goals then I'll settle for that! MikeK - to be fair to you I think I also said that when they were both going through their long barren spell recently - happy new year to you. Malkym

9:22pm Tue 1 Jan 13

the wizard says...

Blazing Riff wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Since 1950 wrote:
Blazing Riff wrote:
Since 1950 wrote: Fantastic second half from Town. Not to put a damper on it but once again I wasnt very encouraged by Sir WPs pre match interview, repeated after the match. Basically, no more money for investment. Club for sale and no ground development. Now we know why he's here.
Where can I find this interview please?
Might be on the BBC Wilts site, I don't know. I'm sure it will feature in the local media.
BBC Wilts iPlayer - today's pre-match programme. The interview starts about 10 minutes in.
Thanks....I'm just going to have a listen now.
BR, I saw Patey walking in, but on the interview it sounds to me like he is slurring his words a bit, too much NY celebration maybe, but a bundle of laughs, he aint.
[quote][p][bold]Blazing Riff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blazing Riff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: Fantastic second half from Town. Not to put a damper on it but once again I wasnt very encouraged by Sir WPs pre match interview, repeated after the match. Basically, no more money for investment. Club for sale and no ground development. Now we know why he's here.[/p][/quote]Where can I find this interview please?[/p][/quote]Might be on the BBC Wilts site, I don't know. I'm sure it will feature in the local media.[/p][/quote]BBC Wilts iPlayer - today's pre-match programme. The interview starts about 10 minutes in.[/p][/quote]Thanks....I'm just going to have a listen now.[/p][/quote]BR, I saw Patey walking in, but on the interview it sounds to me like he is slurring his words a bit, too much NY celebration maybe, but a bundle of laughs, he aint. the wizard

9:23pm Tue 1 Jan 13

mallorca says...

Sounds as if this Chairman is the Hatchet man he is here for a reason.Perhaps there more to all this than meets the eye.
Maybe the major investor wants his money back.
All this talk of rich board worth millions a bit different to what he said in the interview and when questioned about administration he skipped over that one.
So the pot is empty and by the sounds of it Black wants out hence comment we need new investors etc
Kinda put the damper on the Game today
Hope that I'm totally wrong and i'm reading into this the wrong way
Sounds as if this Chairman is the Hatchet man he is here for a reason.Perhaps there more to all this than meets the eye. Maybe the major investor wants his money back. All this talk of rich board worth millions a bit different to what he said in the interview and when questioned about administration he skipped over that one. So the pot is empty and by the sounds of it Black wants out hence comment we need new investors etc Kinda put the damper on the Game today Hope that I'm totally wrong and i'm reading into this the wrong way mallorca

9:25pm Tue 1 Jan 13

SimonPrice351 says...

A message from free-agent Bradley Diallo:

'Would love to train with Swindon; I played 15 times for Oldham last season so am well up to the challenges of League 1 football - my email is daday_3@hotmail.fr and I am a free agent, can play left-back or left-wing if needed.'
A message from free-agent Bradley Diallo: 'Would love to train with Swindon; I played 15 times for Oldham last season so am well up to the challenges of League 1 football - my email is daday_3@hotmail.fr and I am a free agent, can play left-back or left-wing if needed.' SimonPrice351

9:40pm Tue 1 Jan 13

mikek says...

SimonPrice351 wrote:
A message from free-agent Bradley Diallo:

'Would love to train with Swindon; I played 15 times for Oldham last season so am well up to the challenges of League 1 football - my email is daday_3@hotmail.fr and I am a free agent, can play left-back or left-wing if needed.'
looks quite decent on some utube footage from his Oldham days certainly worth a punt in my view.
[quote][p][bold]SimonPrice351[/bold] wrote: A message from free-agent Bradley Diallo: 'Would love to train with Swindon; I played 15 times for Oldham last season so am well up to the challenges of League 1 football - my email is daday_3@hotmail.fr and I am a free agent, can play left-back or left-wing if needed.'[/p][/quote]looks quite decent on some utube footage from his Oldham days certainly worth a punt in my view. mikek

9:44pm Tue 1 Jan 13

mikek says...

Malkym wrote:
Hi Jayden - same to you yep Willo was once again disappointing he blows very hot and col and mosly the latter but if he and Collins can alternate with providing the goals then I'll settle for that!

MikeK - to be fair to you I think I also said that when they were both going through their long barren spell recently - happy new year to you.
Happy new year to you and family Malkym always put in plenty of good post bud.
[quote][p][bold]Malkym[/bold] wrote: Hi Jayden - same to you yep Willo was once again disappointing he blows very hot and col and mosly the latter but if he and Collins can alternate with providing the goals then I'll settle for that! MikeK - to be fair to you I think I also said that when they were both going through their long barren spell recently - happy new year to you.[/p][/quote]Happy new year to you and family Malkym always put in plenty of good post bud. mikek

9:57pm Tue 1 Jan 13

Blazing Riff says...

the wizard wrote:
Blazing Riff wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Since 1950 wrote:
Blazing Riff wrote:
Since 1950 wrote: Fantastic second half from Town. Not to put a damper on it but once again I wasnt very encouraged by Sir WPs pre match interview, repeated after the match. Basically, no more money for investment. Club for sale and no ground development. Now we know why he's here.
Where can I find this interview please?
Might be on the BBC Wilts site, I don't know. I'm sure it will feature in the local media.
BBC Wilts iPlayer - today's pre-match programme. The interview starts about 10 minutes in.
Thanks....I'm just going to have a listen now.
BR, I saw Patey walking in, but on the interview it sounds to me like he is slurring his words a bit, too much NY celebration maybe, but a bundle of laughs, he aint.
Just listened and I think it may be only the 2nd time I've heard him speak. Not sure about slurring but plenty of hesitation on answers along with plenty of 'errrs'. My own take on it is that we'd best all wait for the outcome of the board meeting later this week before making rash judgements. I also think he's just stating what most football fans know already i.e. there's hardly enough dosh to sustain a club without even thinking about extra funds for players etc. We've a very decent squad, inc. loans, who are more than capable of gaining promotion to the Championship but they do need to be more consistent and take their chances. If it wasn't for the latter we'd be top by now! We can all dream about extra players to cover injuries etc. but the reality at this level is that if you can't boost your gates or receive large injections of revenue from e.g. income from transfer sell on clauses (fingers crossed on Charlie Austin), you have to make do! All the other clubs at our level have to and quite honestly we're better off than most. The alternative is to get in an overspend situation with the inevitable outcome which none of us want ever again. Paolo seems to be working his magic now that the current squad have been together awhile and long may it continue. Sure there will be a few hiccups but I reckon were going to be there or thereabouts. This is, and was, my take on our situation before listening to the interview and I'm not at all surprised on what Sir WP said. Keep the faith fellow fans and if you really want to make a difference persuade someone you know to go along on Saturday.
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blazing Riff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blazing Riff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: Fantastic second half from Town. Not to put a damper on it but once again I wasnt very encouraged by Sir WPs pre match interview, repeated after the match. Basically, no more money for investment. Club for sale and no ground development. Now we know why he's here.[/p][/quote]Where can I find this interview please?[/p][/quote]Might be on the BBC Wilts site, I don't know. I'm sure it will feature in the local media.[/p][/quote]BBC Wilts iPlayer - today's pre-match programme. The interview starts about 10 minutes in.[/p][/quote]Thanks....I'm just going to have a listen now.[/p][/quote]BR, I saw Patey walking in, but on the interview it sounds to me like he is slurring his words a bit, too much NY celebration maybe, but a bundle of laughs, he aint.[/p][/quote]Just listened and I think it may be only the 2nd time I've heard him speak. Not sure about slurring but plenty of hesitation on answers along with plenty of 'errrs'. My own take on it is that we'd best all wait for the outcome of the board meeting later this week before making rash judgements. I also think he's just stating what most football fans know already i.e. there's hardly enough dosh to sustain a club without even thinking about extra funds for players etc. We've a very decent squad, inc. loans, who are more than capable of gaining promotion to the Championship but they do need to be more consistent and take their chances. If it wasn't for the latter we'd be top by now! We can all dream about extra players to cover injuries etc. but the reality at this level is that if you can't boost your gates or receive large injections of revenue from e.g. income from transfer sell on clauses (fingers crossed on Charlie Austin), you have to make do! All the other clubs at our level have to and quite honestly we're better off than most. The alternative is to get in an overspend situation with the inevitable outcome which none of us want ever again. Paolo seems to be working his magic now that the current squad have been together awhile and long may it continue. Sure there will be a few hiccups but I reckon were going to be there or thereabouts. This is, and was, my take on our situation before listening to the interview and I'm not at all surprised on what Sir WP said. Keep the faith fellow fans and if you really want to make a difference persuade someone you know to go along on Saturday. Blazing Riff

10:32pm Tue 1 Jan 13

dreamofacleansheet2 says...

Riff great post totally agree. Let's hope we consistently win 5 nil every week....

We have the best defence in the league and are joint top scores with Tranmere. Yep we are a eight points off top but we've been threatening these performances for a while.

Back to back to back promotions coming. Watching the birth of a managerial legend. (Isn't he already)?! Build a statue of him when he takes us into the Premiership.

Happy new year Town fans... 2013 it's going to be a cracker...
Riff great post totally agree. Let's hope we consistently win 5 nil every week.... We have the best defence in the league and are joint top scores with Tranmere. Yep we are a eight points off top but we've been threatening these performances for a while. Back to back to back promotions coming. Watching the birth of a managerial legend. (Isn't he already)?! Build a statue of him when he takes us into the Premiership. Happy new year Town fans... 2013 it's going to be a cracker... dreamofacleansheet2

10:57pm Tue 1 Jan 13

Wilesy says...

Great second half, and fantastic finishing from Collins. As mentioned above, the crossing today was spot on. Improved performance from Roberts as well, and the difference with and without Ferry was plain to see. Some great long balls from Macca, and Ward outstanding as usual. The whole team can be well pleased with another clean sheet - noted Devera in particular busting a gut to get back late on when Portsmouth broke 3 on 1 after our corner when Nathan tidied up.

Feel a bit sorry for Portsmouth, very well supported but their team capitulated after the 1st goal. Lots of ironic singing from their fans, but 'You're not famous anymore' from the Town End sums it up. Only being able to name 4 out of 7 subs is pretty desparate. But good luck to them.

Interesting words from SWP, it seems he and the board are not likely to be putting hands in pockets, but in fact this could be a blessing in disguise as like last year, the current team looks to have gelled well with a great team spirit and is firing on all cylinders. Say we got another 5 in I don't think this would serve well. We do though need to keep our loanees, particularly Ward and Hollands.
Great second half, and fantastic finishing from Collins. As mentioned above, the crossing today was spot on. Improved performance from Roberts as well, and the difference with and without Ferry was plain to see. Some great long balls from Macca, and Ward outstanding as usual. The whole team can be well pleased with another clean sheet - noted Devera in particular busting a gut to get back late on when Portsmouth broke 3 on 1 after our corner when Nathan tidied up. Feel a bit sorry for Portsmouth, very well supported but their team capitulated after the 1st goal. Lots of ironic singing from their fans, but 'You're not famous anymore' from the Town End sums it up. Only being able to name 4 out of 7 subs is pretty desparate. But good luck to them. Interesting words from SWP, it seems he and the board are not likely to be putting hands in pockets, but in fact this could be a blessing in disguise as like last year, the current team looks to have gelled well with a great team spirit and is firing on all cylinders. Say we got another 5 in I don't think this would serve well. We do though need to keep our loanees, particularly Ward and Hollands. Wilesy

9:36am Wed 2 Jan 13

SAPFanSTFC says...

the wizard wrote:
First off, Pompey supporters can hold their heads high. They probably will go down, but with that support they will be immense in League Two. True twelfth man stuff.

I notice their number 20 has a vertigo problem, well I think so because he always had to hold on to one of our guys so he wouldn't fall over, oh do come on ref, are you really that blind, and what did our manager say to the ref on the touchline that seemed to open his eyes suddenly to all the extra off ball activity that was going on.

The second half showed why we need Ferry in there to sort things out, and at last Collins put the boots on their proper feet. Glimpses there of why we have him and today he repaid some of that loyalty shown to him by our manager, I always thought we would come good and the last two games have shown that we are heading in the right direction. I think Carlisle will come here and park the bus after two 5-0 score lines. Bornmuff will be the acid test. If we can go there and come away with something we will be well on our way.
And to Roberts, who I must admit started this year on a far better note than he ended the last, and the way he persisted with a lost cause down the wing drawing a foul down the line, his general positional play and runs seemed much ore like we expected , well done.
Seems the well is dry then and money has dried up, we shall see, the club would be more attractive to any buyer in the Championship than League One.
I saw Bill Patey walking in, without his Wyatt Earp hat, he didn't look as big a man as the photo perhaps portrayed. Turns out then he is master of dirty deeds and at least now we know where we stand now and why he is here. Bring back Fitton ??
Hi there Wiz,...Happy New Year to you.
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Going back to when he came in I put up a few posts proffering the 'Real' reasons why Patey was here and explaining how his background sits with where this club is....as per the norm at the time it was mocked by some and doubted by many.
---.
This certainly isn't an - 'I told you so' post but more of a sit up, take note and understand the real undertones to the club....and how difficult it is day to day for Paolo now.
.
This is why I was convinced that Paolo would walk (they can't afford to get rid of him), fortunately for us Paolo is a proud man and VERY loyal to his players and to the fans...week on week I expected to hear the fateful news but fortunately he won't be going anywhere now and will prove the doubters wrong.
.
I was lucky enough to talk to J-Wray for quite some time when he was behind us at the Villa match and he still feels sad for Paolo and confirmed all suspicions of what Paolo is going to have to deal with day-to-day.
.
Patey is here to sell the club and no more...he isn't the football guru that everyone hoped, he is a redundant ambassador who specialises in middle to far East contacts...why!?
...
Black's money is largely tied up in stocks and shares etc. since mid 2010 he has, like many business men, lost over 60% of his paper value hence his worth of £350 million is nowhere near these days and it is all getting closer to being too expensive to run a football club.
...
Let's take a leaf out of Pompey's book and give him and the players our 100% support and lets make it more vocal and make Patey's job that bit harder from a 'Wind up Paolo' point of view...as I'm sure that's what he's also charged with.
---.
GET THOSE SCARFS OUT & lets show OUR commitment to PDC and the team
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: First off, Pompey supporters can hold their heads high. They probably will go down, but with that support they will be immense in League Two. True twelfth man stuff. I notice their number 20 has a vertigo problem, well I think so because he always had to hold on to one of our guys so he wouldn't fall over, oh do come on ref, are you really that blind, and what did our manager say to the ref on the touchline that seemed to open his eyes suddenly to all the extra off ball activity that was going on. The second half showed why we need Ferry in there to sort things out, and at last Collins put the boots on their proper feet. Glimpses there of why we have him and today he repaid some of that loyalty shown to him by our manager, I always thought we would come good and the last two games have shown that we are heading in the right direction. I think Carlisle will come here and park the bus after two 5-0 score lines. Bornmuff will be the acid test. If we can go there and come away with something we will be well on our way. And to Roberts, who I must admit started this year on a far better note than he ended the last, and the way he persisted with a lost cause down the wing drawing a foul down the line, his general positional play and runs seemed much ore like we expected , well done. Seems the well is dry then and money has dried up, we shall see, the club would be more attractive to any buyer in the Championship than League One. I saw Bill Patey walking in, without his Wyatt Earp hat, he didn't look as big a man as the photo perhaps portrayed. Turns out then he is master of dirty deeds and at least now we know where we stand now and why he is here. Bring back Fitton ??[/p][/quote]Hi there Wiz,...Happy New Year to you. ---. Going back to when he came in I put up a few posts proffering the 'Real' reasons why Patey was here and explaining how his background sits with where this club is....as per the norm at the time it was mocked by some and doubted by many. ---. This certainly isn't an - 'I told you so' post but more of a sit up, take note and understand the real undertones to the club....and how difficult it is day to day for Paolo now. . This is why I was convinced that Paolo would walk (they can't afford to get rid of him), fortunately for us Paolo is a proud man and VERY loyal to his players and to the fans...week on week I expected to hear the fateful news but fortunately he won't be going anywhere now and will prove the doubters wrong. . I was lucky enough to talk to J-Wray for quite some time when he was behind us at the Villa match and he still feels sad for Paolo and confirmed all suspicions of what Paolo is going to have to deal with day-to-day. . Patey is here to sell the club and no more...he isn't the football guru that everyone hoped, he is a redundant ambassador who specialises in middle to far East contacts...why!? ... Black's money is largely tied up in stocks and shares etc. since mid 2010 he has, like many business men, lost over 60% of his paper value hence his worth of £350 million is nowhere near these days and it is all getting closer to being too expensive to run a football club. ... Let's take a leaf out of Pompey's book and give him and the players our 100% support and lets make it more vocal and make Patey's job that bit harder from a 'Wind up Paolo' point of view...as I'm sure that's what he's also charged with. ---. GET THOSE SCARFS OUT & lets show OUR commitment to PDC and the team SAPFanSTFC

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