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THE VIC MORGAN COLUMN: Keep the goals coming, Michael

SO THREE goals in two games. A pretty good start for new man Michael Smith.

The former Charlton forward joins an illustrious band of strikers who have made an instant impression with the Town faithful.

To score on your debut must be a great feeling and immediately takes any pressure is lifted and the fans are on your side.

There have been examples, though of it not working out.

You might remember Elliot Benyon grabbing a last-minute equaliser in his first start, but it never quite happened after that.

Mostly though, making an instant impression is a great advantage.

Back in 1973, a young player joined on loan from Wolves.

Peter Eastoe was his name and he became one of the best strikers to ever wear a Town shirt.

It was a season of relegation. Swindon finished bottom of what is now the Championship. Eastoe though, hit two on his debut at home against Carlisle.

The mark of a good player is to carry on scoring when a team is struggling. That’s what he did.

So when Danny Williams returned to manage the club, taking over from Les Allen, he forked out £80,000 to bring Peter back from Molineux.

Alan Mayes was another name to strike fear into the hearts of defenders.

Signed in March 1979, he hit a hat-trick on his debut at Rotherham.

He went on to form a great partnership with Andy Rowland and helped us to the semi-finals of the League Cup.

There was three goals on debut for ‘Super’ Sammy Parkin against Barnsley in 2002 and he became a 20-goal a season man.

Don’t forget Paul Rideout’s header against Hull in his first match after a superb effort had been ruled out for offside.

Another player who returned for a second spell at the County Ground under Glenn Hoddle, Rideout left for Villa then went on to Bari and Everton where he scored a cup final winner.

I often wonder how Gary Alexander’s Town career would have worked out after his debut ‘goal’ was chalked off for an unapparent push against Colchester.

On such decisions legends are made or missed.

Good start Michael, keep 'em coming.

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7:31am Thu 30 Jan 14

Graham8181 says...

Was expecting to see an article this morning on Pritchards departure
Was expecting to see an article this morning on Pritchards departure Graham8181
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8:09am Thu 30 Jan 14

ShearerShearer says...

Noticed this last night http://www1.skysport
s.com/football/live/
match/306040 how come there's been no announcement?
Noticed this last night http://www1.skysport s.com/football/live/ match/306040 how come there's been no announcement? ShearerShearer
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8:32am Thu 30 Jan 14

port de soller says...

For me was Peter Noble and Horsfield(DOBBIN) how he loved heavy pitches the mudder the better and although was not spedy in the Box both ere super
For me was Peter Noble and Horsfield(DOBBIN) how he loved heavy pitches the mudder the better and although was not spedy in the Box both ere super port de soller
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8:48am Thu 30 Jan 14

Lone Wolf says...

I think George Ndah scored a hatrick on his debut - yes or no?
I think George Ndah scored a hatrick on his debut - yes or no? Lone Wolf
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9:11am Thu 30 Jan 14

oz ashes says...

Lone Wolf wrote:
I think George Ndah scored a hatrick on his debut - yes or no?
no i think mayes was the last to score on debut and i was there long long time ago
[quote][p][bold]Lone Wolf[/bold] wrote: I think George Ndah scored a hatrick on his debut - yes or no?[/p][/quote]no i think mayes was the last to score on debut and i was there long long time ago oz ashes
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9:14am Thu 30 Jan 14

Ossie90 says...

oz ashes wrote:
Lone Wolf wrote:
I think George Ndah scored a hatrick on his debut - yes or no?
no i think mayes was the last to score on debut and i was there long long time ago
Sam Parkin vs Barnsley.
[quote][p][bold]oz ashes[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lone Wolf[/bold] wrote: I think George Ndah scored a hatrick on his debut - yes or no?[/p][/quote]no i think mayes was the last to score on debut and i was there long long time ago[/p][/quote]Sam Parkin vs Barnsley. Ossie90
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9:23am Thu 30 Jan 14

Psychedelic Syd says...

Peter Noble scored 2 when he came on for the first time in a Swindon shirt as a sub in the 2nd half against Bury. We still lost 3-2 at home but Peter was a fantastic player, small but great in the air and brave as they come. Who will ever forget his winner against Burnley up at The Hawthorns?
Peter Noble scored 2 when he came on for the first time in a Swindon shirt as a sub in the 2nd half against Bury. We still lost 3-2 at home but Peter was a fantastic player, small but great in the air and brave as they come. Who will ever forget his winner against Burnley up at The Hawthorns? Psychedelic Syd
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9:38am Thu 30 Jan 14

Swindonian63 says...

Psychedelic Syd wrote:
Peter Noble scored 2 when he came on for the first time in a Swindon shirt as a sub in the 2nd half against Bury. We still lost 3-2 at home but Peter was a fantastic player, small but great in the air and brave as they come. Who will ever forget his winner against Burnley up at The Hawthorns?
Yes remember the Bury goals...and the winner at the Hawthorns sent us all into ecstacy!
[quote][p][bold]Psychedelic Syd[/bold] wrote: Peter Noble scored 2 when he came on for the first time in a Swindon shirt as a sub in the 2nd half against Bury. We still lost 3-2 at home but Peter was a fantastic player, small but great in the air and brave as they come. Who will ever forget his winner against Burnley up at The Hawthorns?[/p][/quote]Yes remember the Bury goals...and the winner at the Hawthorns sent us all into ecstacy! Swindonian63
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11:11am Thu 30 Jan 14

London Red says...

I'm surpirsed Parkin never gets a mention in these types of articles!
.
Absoute legend and from a more recent era that pretty much every current town fan will remember him in action
I'm surpirsed Parkin never gets a mention in these types of articles! . Absoute legend and from a more recent era that pretty much every current town fan will remember him in action London Red
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11:13am Thu 30 Jan 14

Old-Stager, Hilperton says...

I might be wrong, but I think that Frank Large scored two on his debut at the County Ground.
By the way congratulations to Paolo Di Canio ( Not ), Leon Clarke has just gone to Wolves from Coventry City for £750,000.
I might be wrong, but I think that Frank Large scored two on his debut at the County Ground. By the way congratulations to Paolo Di Canio ( Not ), Leon Clarke has just gone to Wolves from Coventry City for £750,000. Old-Stager, Hilperton
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11:20am Thu 30 Jan 14

Graham8181 says...

Old-Stager, Hilperton wrote:
I might be wrong, but I think that Frank Large scored two on his debut at the County Ground.
By the way congratulations to Paolo Di Canio ( Not ), Leon Clarke has just gone to Wolves from Coventry City for £750,000.
Paolo Di Canio has said couple days ago he is destined to go back to the Premiership and maybe West Ham who have been chanting his name in some areas of the stand. God help West Ham lol, I think i'd rather have big Sam than him
[quote][p][bold]Old-Stager, Hilperton[/bold] wrote: I might be wrong, but I think that Frank Large scored two on his debut at the County Ground. By the way congratulations to Paolo Di Canio ( Not ), Leon Clarke has just gone to Wolves from Coventry City for £750,000.[/p][/quote]Paolo Di Canio has said couple days ago he is destined to go back to the Premiership and maybe West Ham who have been chanting his name in some areas of the stand. God help West Ham lol, I think i'd rather have big Sam than him Graham8181
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11:23am Thu 30 Jan 14

London Red says...

Graham8181 wrote:
Was expecting to see an article this morning on Pritchards departure
Power stated in an article on FLIC Witlshire yesterday - link posted by smirg - that no bid shave been accepted and Sherwood does not expect him to go anywhere - thats why there is no article as its a made up story
[quote][p][bold]Graham8181[/bold] wrote: Was expecting to see an article this morning on Pritchards departure[/p][/quote]Power stated in an article on FLIC Witlshire yesterday - link posted by smirg - that no bid shave been accepted and Sherwood does not expect him to go anywhere - thats why there is no article as its a made up story London Red
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11:52am Thu 30 Jan 14

Swindonian63 says...

Old-Stager, Hilperton wrote:
I might be wrong, but I think that Frank Large scored two on his debut at the County Ground.
By the way congratulations to Paolo Di Canio ( Not ), Leon Clarke has just gone to Wolves from Coventry City for £750,000.
You're quite right, against Plymouth Argyle, March '64. At Stratton Bank end where I was standing.
[quote][p][bold]Old-Stager, Hilperton[/bold] wrote: I might be wrong, but I think that Frank Large scored two on his debut at the County Ground. By the way congratulations to Paolo Di Canio ( Not ), Leon Clarke has just gone to Wolves from Coventry City for £750,000.[/p][/quote]You're quite right, against Plymouth Argyle, March '64. At Stratton Bank end where I was standing. Swindonian63
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12:20pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Old-Stager, Hilperton says...

Graham8181 wrote:
Old-Stager, Hilperton wrote:
I might be wrong, but I think that Frank Large scored two on his debut at the County Ground.
By the way congratulations to Paolo Di Canio ( Not ), Leon Clarke has just gone to Wolves from Coventry City for £750,000.
Paolo Di Canio has said couple days ago he is destined to go back to the Premiership and maybe West Ham who have been chanting his name in some areas of the stand. God help West Ham lol, I think i'd rather have big Sam than him
Agree Graham8181...
Big Sam ahead of Paolo by a country mile.
[quote][p][bold]Graham8181[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Old-Stager, Hilperton[/bold] wrote: I might be wrong, but I think that Frank Large scored two on his debut at the County Ground. By the way congratulations to Paolo Di Canio ( Not ), Leon Clarke has just gone to Wolves from Coventry City for £750,000.[/p][/quote]Paolo Di Canio has said couple days ago he is destined to go back to the Premiership and maybe West Ham who have been chanting his name in some areas of the stand. God help West Ham lol, I think i'd rather have big Sam than him[/p][/quote]Agree Graham8181... Big Sam ahead of Paolo by a country mile. Old-Stager, Hilperton
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12:20pm Thu 30 Jan 14

nosyrudeman says...

Always loved Pat Terry when in a STFC shirt, what a header of the ball. Like Frank Large, Pat always seemed to score against us for Reading And Cobblers. Both hard to knock off of the ball unlike todays strikers. Walk past the TV and they fall over.
Always loved Pat Terry when in a STFC shirt, what a header of the ball. Like Frank Large, Pat always seemed to score against us for Reading And Cobblers. Both hard to knock off of the ball unlike todays strikers. Walk past the TV and they fall over. nosyrudeman
  • Score: 3

1:09pm Thu 30 Jan 14

STFC 67 says...

Yawn
Yawn STFC 67
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1:09pm Thu 30 Jan 14

STFC 67 says...

Yawn
Yawn STFC 67
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1:29pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Swindonian63 says...

STFC 67 wrote:
Yawn
You don't have to read these posts, its not compulsory. Why don't you contribute something rather than this cynical comment?
[quote][p][bold]STFC 67[/bold] wrote: Yawn[/p][/quote]You don't have to read these posts, its not compulsory. Why don't you contribute something rather than this cynical comment? Swindonian63
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2:56pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Graham8181 says...

London Red wrote:
Graham8181 wrote:
Was expecting to see an article this morning on Pritchards departure
Power stated in an article on FLIC Witlshire yesterday - link posted by smirg - that no bid shave been accepted and Sherwood does not expect him to go anywhere - thats why there is no article as its a made up story
ahh good news indeed !!!!
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Graham8181[/bold] wrote: Was expecting to see an article this morning on Pritchards departure[/p][/quote]Power stated in an article on FLIC Witlshire yesterday - link posted by smirg - that no bid shave been accepted and Sherwood does not expect him to go anywhere - thats why there is no article as its a made up story[/p][/quote]ahh good news indeed !!!! Graham8181
  • Score: 1

2:57pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Graham8181 says...

Old-Stager, Hilperton wrote:
Graham8181 wrote:
Old-Stager, Hilperton wrote:
I might be wrong, but I think that Frank Large scored two on his debut at the County Ground.
By the way congratulations to Paolo Di Canio ( Not ), Leon Clarke has just gone to Wolves from Coventry City for £750,000.
Paolo Di Canio has said couple days ago he is destined to go back to the Premiership and maybe West Ham who have been chanting his name in some areas of the stand. God help West Ham lol, I think i'd rather have big Sam than him
Agree Graham8181...
Big Sam ahead of Paolo by a country mile.
funny how well Sunderland are doing now since he left, no longer in relegation spot since last night.
[quote][p][bold]Old-Stager, Hilperton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Graham8181[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Old-Stager, Hilperton[/bold] wrote: I might be wrong, but I think that Frank Large scored two on his debut at the County Ground. By the way congratulations to Paolo Di Canio ( Not ), Leon Clarke has just gone to Wolves from Coventry City for £750,000.[/p][/quote]Paolo Di Canio has said couple days ago he is destined to go back to the Premiership and maybe West Ham who have been chanting his name in some areas of the stand. God help West Ham lol, I think i'd rather have big Sam than him[/p][/quote]Agree Graham8181... Big Sam ahead of Paolo by a country mile.[/p][/quote]funny how well Sunderland are doing now since he left, no longer in relegation spot since last night. Graham8181
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3:00pm Thu 30 Jan 14

badger58 says...

Peter Eastoe probably my favourate number 9 in my time watching the town very skillfull at holding up the ball and a very cool finisher......class player . We have had many excellent forwards over the years and as I said to me Eastoe was my top man and for the best ever free signing it would have to be Chalky White gee I love this club many good and many bad times but wouldn't change it for the world COYMR
Peter Eastoe probably my favourate number 9 in my time watching the town very skillfull at holding up the ball and a very cool finisher......class player . We have had many excellent forwards over the years and as I said to me Eastoe was my top man and for the best ever free signing it would have to be Chalky White gee I love this club many good and many bad times but wouldn't change it for the world COYMR badger58
  • Score: 1

3:27pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Old-Stager, Hilperton says...

STFC 67 wrote:
Yawn
As the song goes......
"And where are the clowns,
Send in the clowns
Dont Bother; they're here"
[quote][p][bold]STFC 67[/bold] wrote: Yawn[/p][/quote]As the song goes...... "And where are the clowns, Send in the clowns Dont Bother; they're here" Old-Stager, Hilperton
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3:39pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Old-Stager, Hilperton says...

nosyrudeman wrote:
Always loved Pat Terry when in a STFC shirt, what a header of the ball. Like Frank Large, Pat always seemed to score against us for Reading And Cobblers. Both hard to knock off of the ball unlike todays strikers. Walk past the TV and they fall over.
What a star player was Pat Terry !
He had the build of an all-in wrestler, and his close control was sadly lacking with virtually no pace at all.
But without doubt the best header of a ball, that I have ever seen in a Swindon Town shirt, and that goes back to the 1950's.
[quote][p][bold]nosyrudeman[/bold] wrote: Always loved Pat Terry when in a STFC shirt, what a header of the ball. Like Frank Large, Pat always seemed to score against us for Reading And Cobblers. Both hard to knock off of the ball unlike todays strikers. Walk past the TV and they fall over.[/p][/quote]What a star player was Pat Terry ! He had the build of an all-in wrestler, and his close control was sadly lacking with virtually no pace at all. But without doubt the best header of a ball, that I have ever seen in a Swindon Town shirt, and that goes back to the 1950's. Old-Stager, Hilperton
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3:53pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Swindonian63 says...

Old-Stager, Hilperton wrote:
nosyrudeman wrote:
Always loved Pat Terry when in a STFC shirt, what a header of the ball. Like Frank Large, Pat always seemed to score against us for Reading And Cobblers. Both hard to knock off of the ball unlike todays strikers. Walk past the TV and they fall over.
What a star player was Pat Terry !
He had the build of an all-in wrestler, and his close control was sadly lacking with virtually no pace at all.
But without doubt the best header of a ball, that I have ever seen in a Swindon Town shirt, and that goes back to the 1950's.
Never mind hard to knock off the ball, they were both just hard!
[quote][p][bold]Old-Stager, Hilperton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nosyrudeman[/bold] wrote: Always loved Pat Terry when in a STFC shirt, what a header of the ball. Like Frank Large, Pat always seemed to score against us for Reading And Cobblers. Both hard to knock off of the ball unlike todays strikers. Walk past the TV and they fall over.[/p][/quote]What a star player was Pat Terry ! He had the build of an all-in wrestler, and his close control was sadly lacking with virtually no pace at all. But without doubt the best header of a ball, that I have ever seen in a Swindon Town shirt, and that goes back to the 1950's.[/p][/quote]Never mind hard to knock off the ball, they were both just hard! Swindonian63
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3:54pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Davidsyrett says...

Didn't Trevor Anderson score 2 on his debut and miss a penalty?
Didn't Trevor Anderson score 2 on his debut and miss a penalty? Davidsyrett
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3:58pm Thu 30 Jan 14

california andy says...

Pat Terry was not just slow of foot, he was slow of thought, and had a terrible first touch. But strong as an ox, and as said, a great header of the ball. I always thought he looked as though he had had a few too many pints the night before. Best goal I ever remember him scoring was a bicycle kick from the edge of the area. Hit it absolutely true. None of us could believe he could pull something like that off.
Pat Terry was not just slow of foot, he was slow of thought, and had a terrible first touch. But strong as an ox, and as said, a great header of the ball. I always thought he looked as though he had had a few too many pints the night before. Best goal I ever remember him scoring was a bicycle kick from the edge of the area. Hit it absolutely true. None of us could believe he could pull something like that off. california andy
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4:34pm Thu 30 Jan 14

old town robin says...

Old-Stager, Hilperton wrote:
nosyrudeman wrote:
Always loved Pat Terry when in a STFC shirt, what a header of the ball. Like Frank Large, Pat always seemed to score against us for Reading And Cobblers. Both hard to knock off of the ball unlike todays strikers. Walk past the TV and they fall over.
What a star player was Pat Terry !
He had the build of an all-in wrestler, and his close control was sadly lacking with virtually no pace at all.
But without doubt the best header of a ball, that I have ever seen in a Swindon Town shirt, and that goes back to the 1950's.
Maurice Owen was quite good with his head, but must admit I never saw him playing centre forward, but believe he scored a few up front.
[quote][p][bold]Old-Stager, Hilperton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nosyrudeman[/bold] wrote: Always loved Pat Terry when in a STFC shirt, what a header of the ball. Like Frank Large, Pat always seemed to score against us for Reading And Cobblers. Both hard to knock off of the ball unlike todays strikers. Walk past the TV and they fall over.[/p][/quote]What a star player was Pat Terry ! He had the build of an all-in wrestler, and his close control was sadly lacking with virtually no pace at all. But without doubt the best header of a ball, that I have ever seen in a Swindon Town shirt, and that goes back to the 1950's.[/p][/quote]Maurice Owen was quite good with his head, but must admit I never saw him playing centre forward, but believe he scored a few up front. old town robin
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4:53pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Oi Den! says...

Eastooohhhh! Eastooohhhh! What a player. Bit of an irony that we lost one Town legend to QPR with another, the ageing Don, coming the other way from them in part exchange.

Cracking Eastoe goal from a cracking Moss cross at Upton Park in the 1975 FA Cup tie.
Eastooohhhh! Eastooohhhh! What a player. Bit of an irony that we lost one Town legend to QPR with another, the ageing Don, coming the other way from them in part exchange. Cracking Eastoe goal from a cracking Moss cross at Upton Park in the 1975 FA Cup tie. Oi Den!
  • Score: 3

5:04pm Thu 30 Jan 14

old town robin says...

Old Stager quoted : Leon Clarke has just gone to Wolves from Coventry City for £750,000.

How daft were we to let a proven goal scorer leave for nothing just because our not so diplomatic management couldn't deal with it.

One good thing from this move we look forward to welcoming Leon back to the CG on Tuesday March 11th. Hope we will be singing Leon, Leon what's the score. If he scores i doubt Kenny Jackett will let him ponce himself in front of the Arkells like he did for Coventry though. lol
Old Stager quoted : Leon Clarke has just gone to Wolves from Coventry City for £750,000. How daft were we to let a proven goal scorer leave for nothing just because our not so diplomatic management couldn't deal with it. One good thing from this move we look forward to welcoming Leon back to the CG on Tuesday March 11th. Hope we will be singing Leon, Leon what's the score. If he scores i doubt Kenny Jackett will let him ponce himself in front of the Arkells like he did for Coventry though. lol old town robin
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5:05pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Old-Stager, Hilperton says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Eastooohhhh! Eastooohhhh! What a player. Bit of an irony that we lost one Town legend to QPR with another, the ageing Don, coming the other way from them in part exchange.

Cracking Eastoe goal from a cracking Moss cross at Upton Park in the 1975 FA Cup tie.
I do agree with you on this one Oi Den, Peter Eastoe was one of my all time favourites at the County Ground.
He used to get so many goals in a rather poor Town side at the time, and I seem to remember that as fast as he scored our goals at one end of the park, the useless Jimmy Allan would let them in at the other end.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Eastooohhhh! Eastooohhhh! What a player. Bit of an irony that we lost one Town legend to QPR with another, the ageing Don, coming the other way from them in part exchange. Cracking Eastoe goal from a cracking Moss cross at Upton Park in the 1975 FA Cup tie.[/p][/quote]I do agree with you on this one Oi Den, Peter Eastoe was one of my all time favourites at the County Ground. He used to get so many goals in a rather poor Town side at the time, and I seem to remember that as fast as he scored our goals at one end of the park, the useless Jimmy Allan would let them in at the other end. Old-Stager, Hilperton
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6:06pm Thu 30 Jan 14

The Jockster says...

London Red wrote:
I'm surpirsed Parkin never gets a mention in these types of articles!
.
Absoute legend and from a more recent era that pretty much every current town fan will remember him in action
You need to read the article properly LR Vic mentions Sammy's hat trick against Barnsley.
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: I'm surpirsed Parkin never gets a mention in these types of articles! . Absoute legend and from a more recent era that pretty much every current town fan will remember him in action[/p][/quote]You need to read the article properly LR Vic mentions Sammy's hat trick against Barnsley. The Jockster
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6:14pm Thu 30 Jan 14

The Jockster says...

Old-Stager, Hilperton wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Eastooohhhh! Eastooohhhh! What a player. Bit of an irony that we lost one Town legend to QPR with another, the ageing Don, coming the other way from them in part exchange.

Cracking Eastoe goal from a cracking Moss cross at Upton Park in the 1975 FA Cup tie.
I do agree with you on this one Oi Den, Peter Eastoe was one of my all time favourites at the County Ground.
He used to get so many goals in a rather poor Town side at the time, and I seem to remember that as fast as he scored our goals at one end of the park, the useless Jimmy Allan would let them in at the other end.
Yes OS Jimmy " never on a Sunday" Allan wasn't one of our best keepers eh? I reckon you could add Mick O'hara Sammy Burton Norman Oakley? To
to that list.
And useless CF's? How about Ken Keyworth, Chris Jones & Chris Guthrie for starters.
[quote][p][bold]Old-Stager, Hilperton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Eastooohhhh! Eastooohhhh! What a player. Bit of an irony that we lost one Town legend to QPR with another, the ageing Don, coming the other way from them in part exchange. Cracking Eastoe goal from a cracking Moss cross at Upton Park in the 1975 FA Cup tie.[/p][/quote]I do agree with you on this one Oi Den, Peter Eastoe was one of my all time favourites at the County Ground. He used to get so many goals in a rather poor Town side at the time, and I seem to remember that as fast as he scored our goals at one end of the park, the useless Jimmy Allan would let them in at the other end.[/p][/quote]Yes OS Jimmy " never on a Sunday" Allan wasn't one of our best keepers eh? I reckon you could add Mick O'hara Sammy Burton Norman Oakley? To to that list. And useless CF's? How about Ken Keyworth, Chris Jones & Chris Guthrie for starters. The Jockster
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6:17pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Roger_Smart says...

oz ashes wrote:
Lone Wolf wrote:
I think George Ndah scored a hatrick on his debut - yes or no?
no i think mayes was the last to score on debut and i was there long long time ago
Ndah did score on his debut against Middleborough. We lost that though. I actually remember that cause I was there and I don't get to go to many games. David Thompson also made his debut on loan from Liverpool in that game as well and he was awesome in that game. I felt pretty sure that he was going to be huge but despite cropping up on the score sheet in all the important games he never became Kevin Keegan. Its a cruel game!
[quote][p][bold]oz ashes[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lone Wolf[/bold] wrote: I think George Ndah scored a hatrick on his debut - yes or no?[/p][/quote]no i think mayes was the last to score on debut and i was there long long time ago[/p][/quote]Ndah did score on his debut against Middleborough. We lost that though. I actually remember that cause I was there and I don't get to go to many games. David Thompson also made his debut on loan from Liverpool in that game as well and he was awesome in that game. I felt pretty sure that he was going to be huge but despite cropping up on the score sheet in all the important games he never became Kevin Keegan. Its a cruel game! Roger_Smart
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6:29pm Thu 30 Jan 14

mancrobin says...

Chick Bates for me. Keepers never knew where the ball was going off his square head, and nor did he. Always looked shocked when he scored, and so did we!
Chick Bates for me. Keepers never knew where the ball was going off his square head, and nor did he. Always looked shocked when he scored, and so did we! mancrobin
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6:40pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Oi Den! says...

The Jockster wrote:
Old-Stager, Hilperton wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Eastooohhhh! Eastooohhhh! What a player. Bit of an irony that we lost one Town legend to QPR with another, the ageing Don, coming the other way from them in part exchange.

Cracking Eastoe goal from a cracking Moss cross at Upton Park in the 1975 FA Cup tie.
I do agree with you on this one Oi Den, Peter Eastoe was one of my all time favourites at the County Ground.
He used to get so many goals in a rather poor Town side at the time, and I seem to remember that as fast as he scored our goals at one end of the park, the useless Jimmy Allan would let them in at the other end.
Yes OS Jimmy " never on a Sunday" Allan wasn't one of our best keepers eh? I reckon you could add Mick O'hara Sammy Burton Norman Oakley? To
to that list.
And useless CF's? How about Ken Keyworth, Chris Jones & Chris Guthrie for starters.
I think it was Alan Spratley on loan from QPR who stood in for Jimmy Allan when he refused to play in our first ever Sunday game, a 2-2 draw v Bolton? If memory serves properly, Mr Spratley might take his place among your list of Town keepers who didn't distinguish themselves.
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Old-Stager, Hilperton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Eastooohhhh! Eastooohhhh! What a player. Bit of an irony that we lost one Town legend to QPR with another, the ageing Don, coming the other way from them in part exchange. Cracking Eastoe goal from a cracking Moss cross at Upton Park in the 1975 FA Cup tie.[/p][/quote]I do agree with you on this one Oi Den, Peter Eastoe was one of my all time favourites at the County Ground. He used to get so many goals in a rather poor Town side at the time, and I seem to remember that as fast as he scored our goals at one end of the park, the useless Jimmy Allan would let them in at the other end.[/p][/quote]Yes OS Jimmy " never on a Sunday" Allan wasn't one of our best keepers eh? I reckon you could add Mick O'hara Sammy Burton Norman Oakley? To to that list. And useless CF's? How about Ken Keyworth, Chris Jones & Chris Guthrie for starters.[/p][/quote]I think it was Alan Spratley on loan from QPR who stood in for Jimmy Allan when he refused to play in our first ever Sunday game, a 2-2 draw v Bolton? If memory serves properly, Mr Spratley might take his place among your list of Town keepers who didn't distinguish themselves. Oi Den!
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6:55pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Oi Den! says...

On the keeper front, Frank Haffey was infamous for conceding 9 goals in one game while playing for Scotland against England but my only Town memory of him is a good one. I'm sure he saved a penalty - or did I dream it? Anyway, apparently the memorable gag doing the rounds after that international match was: 'What's the time? Nearly ten past Haffey'.
On the keeper front, Frank Haffey was infamous for conceding 9 goals in one game while playing for Scotland against England but my only Town memory of him is a good one. I'm sure he saved a penalty - or did I dream it? Anyway, apparently the memorable gag doing the rounds after that international match was: 'What's the time? Nearly ten past Haffey'. Oi Den!
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7:47pm Thu 30 Jan 14

The Jockster says...

Frank Haffey! I knew there was one clown I forgot! Lol!
Frank Haffey! I knew there was one clown I forgot! Lol! The Jockster
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8:10pm Thu 30 Jan 14

The Jockster says...

Davidsyrett wrote:
Didn't Trevor Anderson score 2 on his debut and miss a penalty?
DS I always thought Trevor Anderson was a quality player & NI international not quite up there in the Rogers/Best class but I'd have him in a STFC best side any day.
Manc yeah Chic Bates lol never really ever looked like a footballer but fair play always gave 100%. Badger mentions Chalky a true Town legend his brace at Selhurst Park and his Splash maximum for the pen. that saw us into the Prem. He was a bit like Chic deadly from two yards with his backside lol!
[quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: Didn't Trevor Anderson score 2 on his debut and miss a penalty?[/p][/quote]DS I always thought Trevor Anderson was a quality player & NI international not quite up there in the Rogers/Best class but I'd have him in a STFC best side any day. Manc yeah Chic Bates lol never really ever looked like a footballer but fair play always gave 100%. Badger mentions Chalky a true Town legend his brace at Selhurst Park and his Splash maximum for the pen. that saw us into the Prem. He was a bit like Chic deadly from two yards with his backside lol! The Jockster
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8:30pm Thu 30 Jan 14

mancrobin says...

The Jockster wrote:
Davidsyrett wrote:
Didn't Trevor Anderson score 2 on his debut and miss a penalty?
DS I always thought Trevor Anderson was a quality player & NI international not quite up there in the Rogers/Best class but I'd have him in a STFC best side any day.
Manc yeah Chic Bates lol never really ever looked like a footballer but fair play always gave 100%. Badger mentions Chalky a true Town legend his brace at Selhurst Park and his Splash maximum for the pen. that saw us into the Prem. He was a bit like Chic deadly from two yards with his backside lol!
You're right Jock, Chico and Chalky were similar in many ways and despite the lack of a certain class I'd have either of them in my team any day.

I remember seeing Chalky selling programmes outside the Town End when he was injured once. Don't get many prima donnas doing that these days.
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: Didn't Trevor Anderson score 2 on his debut and miss a penalty?[/p][/quote]DS I always thought Trevor Anderson was a quality player & NI international not quite up there in the Rogers/Best class but I'd have him in a STFC best side any day. Manc yeah Chic Bates lol never really ever looked like a footballer but fair play always gave 100%. Badger mentions Chalky a true Town legend his brace at Selhurst Park and his Splash maximum for the pen. that saw us into the Prem. He was a bit like Chic deadly from two yards with his backside lol![/p][/quote]You're right Jock, Chico and Chalky were similar in many ways and despite the lack of a certain class I'd have either of them in my team any day. I remember seeing Chalky selling programmes outside the Town End when he was injured once. Don't get many prima donnas doing that these days. mancrobin
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8:40pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Oi Den! says...

mancrobin wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
Davidsyrett wrote:
Didn't Trevor Anderson score 2 on his debut and miss a penalty?
DS I always thought Trevor Anderson was a quality player & NI international not quite up there in the Rogers/Best class but I'd have him in a STFC best side any day.
Manc yeah Chic Bates lol never really ever looked like a footballer but fair play always gave 100%. Badger mentions Chalky a true Town legend his brace at Selhurst Park and his Splash maximum for the pen. that saw us into the Prem. He was a bit like Chic deadly from two yards with his backside lol!
You're right Jock, Chico and Chalky were similar in many ways and despite the lack of a certain class I'd have either of them in my team any day.

I remember seeing Chalky selling programmes outside the Town End when he was injured once. Don't get many prima donnas doing that these days.
And I remember him training, all on his own, on the athletics track at the County Ground Extension about an hour after a game had finished. Scored a lot of goals, probably missed a lot more but always in there and never afraid to miss. Caught offside a lot too. Sometimes seemed almost as far up the pitch as his shorts were up his backside. Wholehearted pro who deserves his place in Town legend.
[quote][p][bold]mancrobin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: Didn't Trevor Anderson score 2 on his debut and miss a penalty?[/p][/quote]DS I always thought Trevor Anderson was a quality player & NI international not quite up there in the Rogers/Best class but I'd have him in a STFC best side any day. Manc yeah Chic Bates lol never really ever looked like a footballer but fair play always gave 100%. Badger mentions Chalky a true Town legend his brace at Selhurst Park and his Splash maximum for the pen. that saw us into the Prem. He was a bit like Chic deadly from two yards with his backside lol![/p][/quote]You're right Jock, Chico and Chalky were similar in many ways and despite the lack of a certain class I'd have either of them in my team any day. I remember seeing Chalky selling programmes outside the Town End when he was injured once. Don't get many prima donnas doing that these days.[/p][/quote]And I remember him training, all on his own, on the athletics track at the County Ground Extension about an hour after a game had finished. Scored a lot of goals, probably missed a lot more but always in there and never afraid to miss. Caught offside a lot too. Sometimes seemed almost as far up the pitch as his shorts were up his backside. Wholehearted pro who deserves his place in Town legend. Oi Den!
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8:55pm Thu 30 Jan 14

dazzastfc says...

I thought Paynter scored 3 on his debut...or was that his first home game ?
I thought Paynter scored 3 on his debut...or was that his first home game ? dazzastfc
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9:36pm Thu 30 Jan 14

mancrobin says...

Oi Den! wrote:
mancrobin wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
Davidsyrett wrote:
Didn't Trevor Anderson score 2 on his debut and miss a penalty?
DS I always thought Trevor Anderson was a quality player & NI international not quite up there in the Rogers/Best class but I'd have him in a STFC best side any day.
Manc yeah Chic Bates lol never really ever looked like a footballer but fair play always gave 100%. Badger mentions Chalky a true Town legend his brace at Selhurst Park and his Splash maximum for the pen. that saw us into the Prem. He was a bit like Chic deadly from two yards with his backside lol!
You're right Jock, Chico and Chalky were similar in many ways and despite the lack of a certain class I'd have either of them in my team any day.

I remember seeing Chalky selling programmes outside the Town End when he was injured once. Don't get many prima donnas doing that these days.
And I remember him training, all on his own, on the athletics track at the County Ground Extension about an hour after a game had finished. Scored a lot of goals, probably missed a lot more but always in there and never afraid to miss. Caught offside a lot too. Sometimes seemed almost as far up the pitch as his shorts were up his backside. Wholehearted pro who deserves his place in Town legend.
Yes, the high riding shorts! Saw Whitey score with his @rse once! They all count and if you look at his scoring rate, there aren't many who can top him.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mancrobin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: Didn't Trevor Anderson score 2 on his debut and miss a penalty?[/p][/quote]DS I always thought Trevor Anderson was a quality player & NI international not quite up there in the Rogers/Best class but I'd have him in a STFC best side any day. Manc yeah Chic Bates lol never really ever looked like a footballer but fair play always gave 100%. Badger mentions Chalky a true Town legend his brace at Selhurst Park and his Splash maximum for the pen. that saw us into the Prem. He was a bit like Chic deadly from two yards with his backside lol![/p][/quote]You're right Jock, Chico and Chalky were similar in many ways and despite the lack of a certain class I'd have either of them in my team any day. I remember seeing Chalky selling programmes outside the Town End when he was injured once. Don't get many prima donnas doing that these days.[/p][/quote]And I remember him training, all on his own, on the athletics track at the County Ground Extension about an hour after a game had finished. Scored a lot of goals, probably missed a lot more but always in there and never afraid to miss. Caught offside a lot too. Sometimes seemed almost as far up the pitch as his shorts were up his backside. Wholehearted pro who deserves his place in Town legend.[/p][/quote]Yes, the high riding shorts! Saw Whitey score with his @rse once! They all count and if you look at his scoring rate, there aren't many who can top him. mancrobin
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11:42pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Swindon1984 says...

Roger_Smart wrote:
oz ashes wrote:
Lone Wolf wrote:
I think George Ndah scored a hatrick on his debut - yes or no?
no i think mayes was the last to score on debut and i was there long long time ago
Ndah did score on his debut against Middleborough. We lost that though. I actually remember that cause I was there and I don't get to go to many games. David Thompson also made his debut on loan from Liverpool in that game as well and he was awesome in that game. I felt pretty sure that he was going to be huge but despite cropping up on the score sheet in all the important games he never became Kevin Keegan. Its a cruel game!
Remember that game well, big crowd for the time. I too thought Thompson would be a top player but not to be. Had Carrick on loan around the same time if I recall though and looked a rock in the centre, if we only had him now!
[quote][p][bold]Roger_Smart[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oz ashes[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lone Wolf[/bold] wrote: I think George Ndah scored a hatrick on his debut - yes or no?[/p][/quote]no i think mayes was the last to score on debut and i was there long long time ago[/p][/quote]Ndah did score on his debut against Middleborough. We lost that though. I actually remember that cause I was there and I don't get to go to many games. David Thompson also made his debut on loan from Liverpool in that game as well and he was awesome in that game. I felt pretty sure that he was going to be huge but despite cropping up on the score sheet in all the important games he never became Kevin Keegan. Its a cruel game![/p][/quote]Remember that game well, big crowd for the time. I too thought Thompson would be a top player but not to be. Had Carrick on loan around the same time if I recall though and looked a rock in the centre, if we only had him now! Swindon1984
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9:25am Fri 31 Jan 14

STFC 67 says...

Swindonian63 wrote:
STFC 67 wrote:
Yawn
You don't have to read these posts, its not compulsory. Why don't you contribute something rather than this cynical comment?
Well unless I read how can I make a judgement - anybody would think Vic is a god, he certainly does
[quote][p][bold]Swindonian63[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STFC 67[/bold] wrote: Yawn[/p][/quote]You don't have to read these posts, its not compulsory. Why don't you contribute something rather than this cynical comment?[/p][/quote]Well unless I read how can I make a judgement - anybody would think Vic is a god, he certainly does STFC 67
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