Louis has to shift his targets after productive start

Swindon Advertiser: Louis Thompson Louis Thompson

LOUIS Thompson is having to revise his own personal goals for the 2013/14 season after surpassing his appearance target before Christmas.

Thompson turned professional last summer after graduating through the youth academy at the County Ground and made it clear in August that he was aiming for 15 run-outs for the first team over the course of the campaign.

However, the teenager’s start in the 1-0 defeat to Sheffield United at Bramall Lane on Saturday was his 17th appearance in a Robins shirt this term - a statistic that he admits he is surprised by - and now Thompson is having to reevalute exactly how far he thinks he can go over the coming months.

“It’s about making new targets now and continuing to push myself,” he told the Advertiser. “I’ve got over my injury now, the gaffer’s been very good to me and the physio has sorted it all out. I feel 100 per cent now.

“The team is full of quality so for me to come in and play is a good thing for myself. I have been surprised by the amount I have played and hopefully I will keep taking these chances.”

Thompson did not want to put a number on how many games he hopes to be a part of between now and the season’s end in May, saying: “I don’t think I’d say double, you’ve just got to keep on adding games. I’ll have a sit down and a think about it but I don’t think there is a figure I’m looking at.

“For me I just was to do more in every game I play - maybe that’s a new target.

“The squad is very welcoming anyway and I’ve been with the boys since day one. Even if I wasn’t playing I wouldn’t feel as though I wasn’t part of the team.”

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7:55am Tue 17 Dec 13

mancrobin says...

Louis was definitely on of the better players on Saturday and I'd already have him written on the team sheet for the next match. Combines skill and grit in good proportions. Very mature player for an 18 year old.
Louis was definitely on of the better players on Saturday and I'd already have him written on the team sheet for the next match. Combines skill and grit in good proportions. Very mature player for an 18 year old. mancrobin

10:50am Tue 17 Dec 13

Rednwhitewalrus699 says...

Not seen much from Louis, bags of potential but never gets himself noticed for me just yet. Having said that I hope he gets as many games as possible to show his ability, if he mans up and runs at someone once in a while then he'll get himself on that team sheet every week because he has the talent. Big praise must go to the guys at the youth setup for producing players like both Thompsons, Storey, Francis, Tozer, Bodin, Henshall in recent times, long may it continue!
Not seen much from Louis, bags of potential but never gets himself noticed for me just yet. Having said that I hope he gets as many games as possible to show his ability, if he mans up and runs at someone once in a while then he'll get himself on that team sheet every week because he has the talent. Big praise must go to the guys at the youth setup for producing players like both Thompsons, Storey, Francis, Tozer, Bodin, Henshall in recent times, long may it continue! Rednwhitewalrus699

12:27pm Tue 17 Dec 13

stfc2012 says...

Seems we are more interested in Tottenham's youth set up at present but its good to see Thompson playing, if not Storey.
Seems we are more interested in Tottenham's youth set up at present but its good to see Thompson playing, if not Storey. stfc2012

12:29pm Tue 17 Dec 13

Swindon1984 says...

mancrobin wrote:
Louis was definitely on of the better players on Saturday and I'd already have him written on the team sheet for the next match. Combines skill and grit in good proportions. Very mature player for an 18 year old.
Agreed, definitely provides more of a physical presence in the centre of midfield than some of our current crop, but can also play football.

To pick up on a phrase Cooper's been using recently that bugs me - "our better players" - is this to suggest that some are openly favoured, or that certain attributes are more highly valued? E.g. “I just felt today our better players didn’t have enough of a threat." If they're not creating a threat, are they really "better" players, and should "lesser" players be given a chance? This isn't having a go but I'd like to know Cooper's thoughts on what exactly he means by the phrase, and possibly thoughts from the players who aren't on the "better" list as to what effect it has on them.

I'd argue you need a balance of skillful players and ones in the middle who can break down attacks and get stuck in - the "donkey work" as my old man always used to call it. Such players are usually underrated as what they do isn't always pretty but necessary.

Skillful young players can thrive when playing regular football but in an environment where they have more robust team mates who do the SIMPLE things well, surely they'd thrive even more - having the confidence to do their thing knowing there's someone to mop up after if possession's conceded. Just a thought.
[quote][p][bold]mancrobin[/bold] wrote: Louis was definitely on of the better players on Saturday and I'd already have him written on the team sheet for the next match. Combines skill and grit in good proportions. Very mature player for an 18 year old.[/p][/quote]Agreed, definitely provides more of a physical presence in the centre of midfield than some of our current crop, but can also play football. To pick up on a phrase Cooper's been using recently that bugs me - "our better players" - is this to suggest that some are openly favoured, or that certain attributes are more highly valued? E.g. “I just felt today our better players didn’t have enough of a threat." If they're not creating a threat, are they really "better" players, and should "lesser" players be given a chance? This isn't having a go but I'd like to know Cooper's thoughts on what exactly he means by the phrase, and possibly thoughts from the players who aren't on the "better" list as to what effect it has on them. I'd argue you need a balance of skillful players and ones in the middle who can break down attacks and get stuck in - the "donkey work" as my old man always used to call it. Such players are usually underrated as what they do isn't always pretty but necessary. Skillful young players can thrive when playing regular football but in an environment where they have more robust team mates who do the SIMPLE things well, surely they'd thrive even more - having the confidence to do their thing knowing there's someone to mop up after if possession's conceded. Just a thought. Swindon1984

1:29pm Tue 17 Dec 13

smirg kcab says...

mancrobin wrote:
Louis was definitely on of the better players on Saturday and I'd already have him written on the team sheet for the next match. Combines skill and grit in good proportions. Very mature player for an 18 year old.
Don't talk rubbish every player was poor Saturday.
As for first on the team sheet Danny would be mine, unlucky to be dropped and what a disgraceful decision it turned out to be.
[quote][p][bold]mancrobin[/bold] wrote: Louis was definitely on of the better players on Saturday and I'd already have him written on the team sheet for the next match. Combines skill and grit in good proportions. Very mature player for an 18 year old.[/p][/quote]Don't talk rubbish every player was poor Saturday. As for first on the team sheet Danny would be mine, unlucky to be dropped and what a disgraceful decision it turned out to be. smirg kcab

1:44pm Tue 17 Dec 13

London Red says...

2012 - you are talking out of your @rse!
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We have 3 Spurs youth here out of a matchday squad of 16 - so they are a small portion of the matchday team so we are hardly "more interested" in them
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Besides we are playing "them" as the direct comparison for Storey is Pritchard and he is far more superior and mature than Storey - thus we might lose him in Jan as Championship clubs are lining up £1m+ bids
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If Storey was better an took his chace hen he was given it - then he would be playing week in week out and we might be fearing losing him for £1m+
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I can 100% guarantee you if you took them out and replaced them with Storey, Oakley and Ferguson - we would be much lower down the table now than we are!!!!!!
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1984 - no team in the world is made up of 11 equals in terms of players and of course you have "better" and "lesser" players as you put it
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"Better" players are always the most skillful or the match winners - the first names on your team sheet - be it Goalie, Fullback or Striker
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Now for us they would be Wes, N.Thompson, Luongo, Mason, Pritchard and Ranger - we are a much stronger team with those guys in it than when they are out of it
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So if they are missing or have an off day then we will generally lose - ala Sat
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Thats not saying the others are not vital - as Thompson and Wes can't defend on their own - it just means they are the star players
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Now if these players don't perform over a long period of time and others do then - they clearly are not your "better" players and will get replaced in the team!
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What Cooper said is no different to PdC saying the super 7 - I can't remember to many complaining about that!
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Every single person openly saying Ritchie was our star man - was that disrespectul to everyone else - or just the truth????
2012 - you are talking out of your @rse! . We have 3 Spurs youth here out of a matchday squad of 16 - so they are a small portion of the matchday team so we are hardly "more interested" in them . Besides we are playing "them" as the direct comparison for Storey is Pritchard and he is far more superior and mature than Storey - thus we might lose him in Jan as Championship clubs are lining up £1m+ bids . If Storey was better an took his chace hen he was given it - then he would be playing week in week out and we might be fearing losing him for £1m+ . I can 100% guarantee you if you took them out and replaced them with Storey, Oakley and Ferguson - we would be much lower down the table now than we are!!!!!! . 1984 - no team in the world is made up of 11 equals in terms of players and of course you have "better" and "lesser" players as you put it . "Better" players are always the most skillful or the match winners - the first names on your team sheet - be it Goalie, Fullback or Striker . Now for us they would be Wes, N.Thompson, Luongo, Mason, Pritchard and Ranger - we are a much stronger team with those guys in it than when they are out of it . So if they are missing or have an off day then we will generally lose - ala Sat . Thats not saying the others are not vital - as Thompson and Wes can't defend on their own - it just means they are the star players . Now if these players don't perform over a long period of time and others do then - they clearly are not your "better" players and will get replaced in the team! . What Cooper said is no different to PdC saying the super 7 - I can't remember to many complaining about that! . Every single person openly saying Ritchie was our star man - was that disrespectul to everyone else - or just the truth???? London Red

1:45pm Tue 17 Dec 13

London Red says...

Those "better" players named are just my opinion - and others may add or take some away and both would be "right" as it is just an opinion
Those "better" players named are just my opinion - and others may add or take some away and both would be "right" as it is just an opinion London Red

1:47pm Tue 17 Dec 13

smirg kcab says...

London Red wrote:
Those "better" players named are just my opinion - and others may add or take some away and both would be "right" as it is just an opinion
Pritchard is a poor mans Ritchie,
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Those "better" players named are just my opinion - and others may add or take some away and both would be "right" as it is just an opinion[/p][/quote]Pritchard is a poor mans Ritchie, smirg kcab

3:40pm Tue 17 Dec 13

Swindon1984 says...

London Red wrote:
2012 - you are talking out of your @rse! . We have 3 Spurs youth here out of a matchday squad of 16 - so they are a small portion of the matchday team so we are hardly "more interested" in them . Besides we are playing "them" as the direct comparison for Storey is Pritchard and he is far more superior and mature than Storey - thus we might lose him in Jan as Championship clubs are lining up £1m+ bids . If Storey was better an took his chace hen he was given it - then he would be playing week in week out and we might be fearing losing him for £1m+ . I can 100% guarantee you if you took them out and replaced them with Storey, Oakley and Ferguson - we would be much lower down the table now than we are!!!!!! . 1984 - no team in the world is made up of 11 equals in terms of players and of course you have "better" and "lesser" players as you put it . "Better" players are always the most skillful or the match winners - the first names on your team sheet - be it Goalie, Fullback or Striker . Now for us they would be Wes, N.Thompson, Luongo, Mason, Pritchard and Ranger - we are a much stronger team with those guys in it than when they are out of it . So if they are missing or have an off day then we will generally lose - ala Sat . Thats not saying the others are not vital - as Thompson and Wes can't defend on their own - it just means they are the star players . Now if these players don't perform over a long period of time and others do then - they clearly are not your "better" players and will get replaced in the team! . What Cooper said is no different to PdC saying the super 7 - I can't remember to many complaining about that! . Every single person openly saying Ritchie was our star man - was that disrespectul to everyone else - or just the truth????
I stand corrected... :-)
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: 2012 - you are talking out of your @rse! . We have 3 Spurs youth here out of a matchday squad of 16 - so they are a small portion of the matchday team so we are hardly "more interested" in them . Besides we are playing "them" as the direct comparison for Storey is Pritchard and he is far more superior and mature than Storey - thus we might lose him in Jan as Championship clubs are lining up £1m+ bids . If Storey was better an took his chace hen he was given it - then he would be playing week in week out and we might be fearing losing him for £1m+ . I can 100% guarantee you if you took them out and replaced them with Storey, Oakley and Ferguson - we would be much lower down the table now than we are!!!!!! . 1984 - no team in the world is made up of 11 equals in terms of players and of course you have "better" and "lesser" players as you put it . "Better" players are always the most skillful or the match winners - the first names on your team sheet - be it Goalie, Fullback or Striker . Now for us they would be Wes, N.Thompson, Luongo, Mason, Pritchard and Ranger - we are a much stronger team with those guys in it than when they are out of it . So if they are missing or have an off day then we will generally lose - ala Sat . Thats not saying the others are not vital - as Thompson and Wes can't defend on their own - it just means they are the star players . Now if these players don't perform over a long period of time and others do then - they clearly are not your "better" players and will get replaced in the team! . What Cooper said is no different to PdC saying the super 7 - I can't remember to many complaining about that! . Every single person openly saying Ritchie was our star man - was that disrespectul to everyone else - or just the truth????[/p][/quote]I stand corrected... :-) Swindon1984

4:27pm Tue 17 Dec 13

Steve. Brentford says...

It`s my opinion and because i am entitled to express them on here i will, now some may agree others may not but after expressing my right to post my opinion i have forgotten what opinion i wanted to express.Ramble ramble ramble.
It`s my opinion and because i am entitled to express them on here i will, now some may agree others may not but after expressing my right to post my opinion i have forgotten what opinion i wanted to express.Ramble ramble ramble. Steve. Brentford

4:31pm Tue 17 Dec 13

mancrobin says...

smirg kcab wrote:
mancrobin wrote:
Louis was definitely on of the better players on Saturday and I'd already have him written on the team sheet for the next match. Combines skill and grit in good proportions. Very mature player for an 18 year old.
Don't talk rubbish every player was poor Saturday.
As for first on the team sheet Danny would be mine, unlucky to be dropped and what a disgraceful decision it turned out to be.
Not sure we were at the same match then Mr Kebab.

Fodders did ok, McEverley played very well and probably Town's MoM, Ward and Hall played ok, Louis did well and Pritchard and Llonguo showed a lot of endeavour even if it didn't always pay off.

Agree with your point about N'Guessan but don't see why that is a cue to sl@g the whole team off.
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mancrobin[/bold] wrote: Louis was definitely on of the better players on Saturday and I'd already have him written on the team sheet for the next match. Combines skill and grit in good proportions. Very mature player for an 18 year old.[/p][/quote]Don't talk rubbish every player was poor Saturday. As for first on the team sheet Danny would be mine, unlucky to be dropped and what a disgraceful decision it turned out to be.[/p][/quote]Not sure we were at the same match then Mr Kebab. Fodders did ok, McEverley played very well and probably Town's MoM, Ward and Hall played ok, Louis did well and Pritchard and Llonguo showed a lot of endeavour even if it didn't always pay off. Agree with your point about N'Guessan but don't see why that is a cue to sl@g the whole team off. mancrobin

4:36pm Tue 17 Dec 13

dreamofacleansheet2 says...

I am definitely in the pro Louis T camp, have said all along that I thought we were too open with our non tracking midfield (Massimo you know what I mean)?!

I'd go 4-2-3-1 at the moment, with Louis and Kasim as the two and Pritchard, Mason and Massimo as the three with Danny up front whilst Ranger messes about, I'd risk Nathan back at left back to but may swap him for left midfield if Pritchard didn't produce.

We can then still play one touch football and attack (unlike Saturday) but still have some defenders about to try and defend. Both Louis and Yasir are perfectly good enough on the ball as well as being able to tackle.

As an aside any views as to whether Tim Sherwood's (all be it temporary) promotion will help us. As Power appears to be genuinely close to him I think this can only be a good thing.
I am definitely in the pro Louis T camp, have said all along that I thought we were too open with our non tracking midfield (Massimo you know what I mean)?! I'd go 4-2-3-1 at the moment, with Louis and Kasim as the two and Pritchard, Mason and Massimo as the three with Danny up front whilst Ranger messes about, I'd risk Nathan back at left back to but may swap him for left midfield if Pritchard didn't produce. We can then still play one touch football and attack (unlike Saturday) but still have some defenders about to try and defend. Both Louis and Yasir are perfectly good enough on the ball as well as being able to tackle. As an aside any views as to whether Tim Sherwood's (all be it temporary) promotion will help us. As Power appears to be genuinely close to him I think this can only be a good thing. dreamofacleansheet2

4:40pm Tue 17 Dec 13

Rednwhitewalrus699 says...

smirg kcab wrote:
London Red wrote:
Those "better" players named are just my opinion - and others may add or take some away and both would be "right" as it is just an opinion
Pritchard is a poor mans Ritchie,
you'd think so but spurs want 1mil for him!
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Those "better" players named are just my opinion - and others may add or take some away and both would be "right" as it is just an opinion[/p][/quote]Pritchard is a poor mans Ritchie,[/p][/quote]you'd think so but spurs want 1mil for him! Rednwhitewalrus699

4:51pm Tue 17 Dec 13

the don69 says...

Steve. Brentford wrote:
It`s my opinion and because i am entitled to express them on here i will, now some may agree others may not but after expressing my right to post my opinion i have forgotten what opinion i wanted to express.Ramble ramble ramble.
A husband and his wife were having a big argument at breakfast.you aren't so good in bed either! he shouted and stormed off to work.by mid-morning,he decided he'd better make amends and phoned home.after many rings,his wife picked up the phone.what took you so long to answer? I was in bed she said,what were you doing in bed this late? getting a second opinion!!!!!!stop rambling Steve lol.
[quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: It`s my opinion and because i am entitled to express them on here i will, now some may agree others may not but after expressing my right to post my opinion i have forgotten what opinion i wanted to express.Ramble ramble ramble.[/p][/quote]A husband and his wife were having a big argument at breakfast.you aren't so good in bed either! he shouted and stormed off to work.by mid-morning,he decided he'd better make amends and phoned home.after many rings,his wife picked up the phone.what took you so long to answer? I was in bed she said,what were you doing in bed this late? getting a second opinion!!!!!!stop rambling Steve lol. the don69

4:52pm Tue 17 Dec 13

Oxon-Red says...

dreamofacleansheet2 wrote:
I am definitely in the pro Louis T camp, have said all along that I thought we were too open with our non tracking midfield (Massimo you know what I mean)?! I'd go 4-2-3-1 at the moment, with Louis and Kasim as the two and Pritchard, Mason and Massimo as the three with Danny up front whilst Ranger messes about, I'd risk Nathan back at left back to but may swap him for left midfield if Pritchard didn't produce. We can then still play one touch football and attack (unlike Saturday) but still have some defenders about to try and defend. Both Louis and Yasir are perfectly good enough on the ball as well as being able to tackle. As an aside any views as to whether Tim Sherwood's (all be it temporary) promotion will help us. As Power appears to be genuinely close to him I think this can only be a good thing.
We could offer to get Jermaine match fit :-)

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]dreamofacleansheet2[/bold] wrote: I am definitely in the pro Louis T camp, have said all along that I thought we were too open with our non tracking midfield (Massimo you know what I mean)?! I'd go 4-2-3-1 at the moment, with Louis and Kasim as the two and Pritchard, Mason and Massimo as the three with Danny up front whilst Ranger messes about, I'd risk Nathan back at left back to but may swap him for left midfield if Pritchard didn't produce. We can then still play one touch football and attack (unlike Saturday) but still have some defenders about to try and defend. Both Louis and Yasir are perfectly good enough on the ball as well as being able to tackle. As an aside any views as to whether Tim Sherwood's (all be it temporary) promotion will help us. As Power appears to be genuinely close to him I think this can only be a good thing.[/p][/quote]We could offer to get Jermaine match fit :-) COYMR Oxon-Red

5:01pm Tue 17 Dec 13

Oxon-Red says...

Steve. Brentford wrote:
It`s my opinion and because i am entitled to express them on here i will, now some may agree others may not but after expressing my right to post my opinion i have forgotten what opinion i wanted to express.Ramble ramble ramble.
may jog your memory, but maybe you were going to expand on the joys of walking in the country ! Always best for me in the past when you could have a long sit down next to water before returning home.

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: It`s my opinion and because i am entitled to express them on here i will, now some may agree others may not but after expressing my right to post my opinion i have forgotten what opinion i wanted to express.Ramble ramble ramble.[/p][/quote]may jog your memory, but maybe you were going to expand on the joys of walking in the country ! Always best for me in the past when you could have a long sit down next to water before returning home. COYMR Oxon-Red

5:12pm Tue 17 Dec 13

Steve. Brentford says...

Oxon-Red wrote:
Steve. Brentford wrote: It`s my opinion and because i am entitled to express them on here i will, now some may agree others may not but after expressing my right to post my opinion i have forgotten what opinion i wanted to express.Ramble ramble ramble.
may jog your memory, but maybe you were going to expand on the joys of walking in the country ! Always best for me in the past when you could have a long sit down next to water before returning home. COYMR
Ahhh so so true Oxon, at the moment i need not go anywhere to be near water, sitting next the the patio windows with it persisting down with rain.
[quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: It`s my opinion and because i am entitled to express them on here i will, now some may agree others may not but after expressing my right to post my opinion i have forgotten what opinion i wanted to express.Ramble ramble ramble.[/p][/quote]may jog your memory, but maybe you were going to expand on the joys of walking in the country ! Always best for me in the past when you could have a long sit down next to water before returning home. COYMR[/p][/quote]Ahhh so so true Oxon, at the moment i need not go anywhere to be near water, sitting next the the patio windows with it persisting down with rain. Steve. Brentford

6:02pm Tue 17 Dec 13

dazzastfc says...

Oxon-Red wrote:
Steve. Brentford wrote:
It`s my opinion and because i am entitled to express them on here i will, now some may agree others may not but after expressing my right to post my opinion i have forgotten what opinion i wanted to express.Ramble ramble ramble.
may jog your memory, but maybe you were going to expand on the joys of walking in the country ! Always best for me in the past when you could have a long sit down next to water before returning home.

COYMR
OxenI thought I told you my secret in strict confidence..

THEN YOU GO AND POST IT ON HERE...
Well thanks MATE
[quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: It`s my opinion and because i am entitled to express them on here i will, now some may agree others may not but after expressing my right to post my opinion i have forgotten what opinion i wanted to express.Ramble ramble ramble.[/p][/quote]may jog your memory, but maybe you were going to expand on the joys of walking in the country ! Always best for me in the past when you could have a long sit down next to water before returning home. COYMR[/p][/quote]OxenI thought I told you my secret in strict confidence.. THEN YOU GO AND POST IT ON HERE... Well thanks MATE dazzastfc

6:05pm Tue 17 Dec 13

smirg kcab says...

Rednwhitewalrus699 wrote:
smirg kcab wrote:
London Red wrote:
Those "better" players named are just my opinion - and others may add or take some away and both would be "right" as it is just an opinion
Pritchard is a poor mans Ritchie,
you'd think so but spurs want 1mil for him!
Is that the same spurs who paid 100 million for seven poor players.
He's only worth a million is someone is prepared to pay that and on the last few games they may be lucky to get 100k.
Ritchie 500k
Pritchard 1mill
sorry no chance, even tho I think he's had some good games for us, perhaps he needs to move on after the attitude he showed for us Saturday.
[quote][p][bold]Rednwhitewalrus699[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Those "better" players named are just my opinion - and others may add or take some away and both would be "right" as it is just an opinion[/p][/quote]Pritchard is a poor mans Ritchie,[/p][/quote]you'd think so but spurs want 1mil for him![/p][/quote]Is that the same spurs who paid 100 million for seven poor players. He's only worth a million is someone is prepared to pay that and on the last few games they may be lucky to get 100k. Ritchie 500k Pritchard 1mill sorry no chance, even tho I think he's had some good games for us, perhaps he needs to move on after the attitude he showed for us Saturday. smirg kcab

6:27pm Tue 17 Dec 13

Swindonian63 says...

smirg kcab wrote:
London Red wrote:
Those "better" players named are just my opinion - and others may add or take some away and both would be "right" as it is just an opinion
Pritchard is a poor mans Ritchie,
Ritchie is four years older than Pritchard and thus has that much more experience as a professional so that's hardly a fair comparison is it!
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Those "better" players named are just my opinion - and others may add or take some away and both would be "right" as it is just an opinion[/p][/quote]Pritchard is a poor mans Ritchie,[/p][/quote]Ritchie is four years older than Pritchard and thus has that much more experience as a professional so that's hardly a fair comparison is it! Swindonian63

7:23pm Tue 17 Dec 13

Oi Den! says...

Swindonian63 wrote:
smirg kcab wrote:
London Red wrote:
Those "better" players named are just my opinion - and others may add or take some away and both would be "right" as it is just an opinion
Pritchard is a poor mans Ritchie,
Ritchie is four years older than Pritchard and thus has that much more experience as a professional so that's hardly a fair comparison is it!
And when Ritchie signed for us he was nearly 4 years younger than he is now - so that makes the comparison pretty fair!
[quote][p][bold]Swindonian63[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Those "better" players named are just my opinion - and others may add or take some away and both would be "right" as it is just an opinion[/p][/quote]Pritchard is a poor mans Ritchie,[/p][/quote]Ritchie is four years older than Pritchard and thus has that much more experience as a professional so that's hardly a fair comparison is it![/p][/quote]And when Ritchie signed for us he was nearly 4 years younger than he is now - so that makes the comparison pretty fair! Oi Den!

8:00pm Tue 17 Dec 13

jayden says...

Barnsley have got a new manager then .
Barnsley have got a new manager then . jayden

8:20pm Tue 17 Dec 13

the don69 says...

Danny Wilson cr@p manager!when will clubs learn?he must have earned a fortune at being a management failure!looks like we'll be playing Barnsley next season then???
Danny Wilson cr@p manager!when will clubs learn?he must have earned a fortune at being a management failure!looks like we'll be playing Barnsley next season then??? the don69

8:24pm Tue 17 Dec 13

alchafreds says...

Rednwhitewalrus699 wrote:
smirg kcab wrote:
London Red wrote:
Those "better" players named are just my opinion - and others may add or take some away and both would be "right" as it is just an opinion
Pritchard is a poor mans Ritchie,
you'd think so but spurs want 1mil for him!
if richie was at spurs they'd have wanted 2mil and probably got it
[quote][p][bold]Rednwhitewalrus699[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Those "better" players named are just my opinion - and others may add or take some away and both would be "right" as it is just an opinion[/p][/quote]Pritchard is a poor mans Ritchie,[/p][/quote]you'd think so but spurs want 1mil for him![/p][/quote]if richie was at spurs they'd have wanted 2mil and probably got it alchafreds

8:49pm Tue 17 Dec 13

Oi Den! says...

the don69 wrote:
Danny Wilson cr@p manager!when will clubs learn?he must have earned a fortune at being a management failure!looks like we'll be playing Barnsley next season then???
He knows how to build a team, gets them all playing for him and then somehow loses the plot.
[quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: Danny Wilson cr@p manager!when will clubs learn?he must have earned a fortune at being a management failure!looks like we'll be playing Barnsley next season then???[/p][/quote]He knows how to build a team, gets them all playing for him and then somehow loses the plot. Oi Den!

9:42pm Tue 17 Dec 13

the don69 says...

Oi Den! wrote:
the don69 wrote:
Danny Wilson cr@p manager!when will clubs learn?he must have earned a fortune at being a management failure!looks like we'll be playing Barnsley next season then???
He knows how to build a team, gets them all playing for him and then somehow loses the plot.
Yep just can't work it out Den how Wilson loses the plot with every team he's managed?I see Leon Clake scored 2 and Coventry just won in injury time!only 1,200 at the game!the sky blues must be losing thousands after leaving the Ricoh!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: Danny Wilson cr@p manager!when will clubs learn?he must have earned a fortune at being a management failure!looks like we'll be playing Barnsley next season then???[/p][/quote]He knows how to build a team, gets them all playing for him and then somehow loses the plot.[/p][/quote]Yep just can't work it out Den how Wilson loses the plot with every team he's managed?I see Leon Clake scored 2 and Coventry just won in injury time!only 1,200 at the game!the sky blues must be losing thousands after leaving the Ricoh!!!!! the don69

10:17pm Tue 17 Dec 13

joey butler says...

Well, I for one think Danny Wilson was a much better Manager than given credit for while at Swindon. He certainly had an eye for a decent player, unlike PDC and his multiple spending agent.

Some posters on here turned on Wilson mercilessly and treated him like something you would find on the bottom of your shoe. The same will happen to Mark Cooper, make no mistake please.

Far and away the the worst offender being Glasred, aka Wizard, who posted 'Wilson Out' 15 times in 10 hours. How sad was that? And Wizard still had his knife in Wilson's back nearly two years after he left. Fact!

We could do very much worse than Danny Wilson as Town Manager, as other failed Managers have proved since.
Well, I for one think Danny Wilson was a much better Manager than given credit for while at Swindon. He certainly had an eye for a decent player, unlike PDC and his multiple spending agent. Some posters on here turned on Wilson mercilessly and treated him like something you would find on the bottom of your shoe. The same will happen to Mark Cooper, make no mistake please. Far and away the the worst offender being Glasred, aka Wizard, who posted 'Wilson Out' 15 times in 10 hours. How sad was that? And Wizard still had his knife in Wilson's back nearly two years after he left. Fact! We could do very much worse than Danny Wilson as Town Manager, as other failed Managers have proved since. joey butler

12:23pm Wed 18 Dec 13

Oxon-Red says...

dazzastfc wrote:
Oxon-Red wrote:
Steve. Brentford wrote: It`s my opinion and because i am entitled to express them on here i will, now some may agree others may not but after expressing my right to post my opinion i have forgotten what opinion i wanted to express.Ramble ramble ramble.
may jog your memory, but maybe you were going to expand on the joys of walking in the country ! Always best for me in the past when you could have a long sit down next to water before returning home. COYMR
OxenI thought I told you my secret in strict confidence.. THEN YOU GO AND POST IT ON HERE... Well thanks MATE
Sorry Dazza, I won't tell anyone else, promise !

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]dazzastfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: It`s my opinion and because i am entitled to express them on here i will, now some may agree others may not but after expressing my right to post my opinion i have forgotten what opinion i wanted to express.Ramble ramble ramble.[/p][/quote]may jog your memory, but maybe you were going to expand on the joys of walking in the country ! Always best for me in the past when you could have a long sit down next to water before returning home. COYMR[/p][/quote]OxenI thought I told you my secret in strict confidence.. THEN YOU GO AND POST IT ON HERE... Well thanks MATE[/p][/quote]Sorry Dazza, I won't tell anyone else, promise ! COYMR Oxon-Red

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