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Storey and Barthram won't be forgotten

Swindon Advertiser: Miles Storey Miles Storey

MILES Storey and Jack Barthram have not been neglected at Swindon Town, according to manager Mark Cooper, who has stressed that the young pair won’t become forgotten men at the County Ground.

The two 20-year-olds have found themselves in and out of Cooper’s matchday squads in recent months, despite impressing during their respective cameos, but the Town boss still sees a big future for both players in Wiltshire.

Storey has one goal to his name from 12 appearances in Swindon colours this term, while Barthram has also found the net once in a dozen outings. The former’s contract with the Robins extends until summer 2015, while Barthram’s one-year deal runs out this summer, but their manager does not think either have cause for concern when they find themselves struggling to break into his matchday squad.

Of Storey, who has previously spent time out on loan at Salisbury City this term, Cooper told the Advertiser: “He’s in the squad with the rest of the players. At the minute maybe the system doesn’t quite suit him. We’re trying to teach him the game, we’re trying to teach him how to front up and receive the ball and look after it rather than keep having to run in behind.

“He’s young, he’s learning and Miles will come. I’ve had a chat with Miles to decide what the best way is for him to go forward.”

Of Barthram, Cooper said: “He’s a baby; we’ve got to look at him. We can’t play him week in, week out. They’ve got to come in and out and learn the game, we’ve all been there. It’s frustrating for him.

“He’s doing fine. He’s got to just keep doing what he’s doing. He’s got fantastic ability and he’s another one that’s a young player who we’re trying to teach the game.”

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7:02am Sat 8 Feb 14

hinckleyred says...

Storey deserves more of a chance imo.
100% effort and offers something different.
Storey deserves more of a chance imo. 100% effort and offers something different. hinckleyred
  • Score: 14

7:10am Sat 8 Feb 14

mandrossian says...

With NGuessan now seemingly not on his way out we have too many forwards to keep them all happy.
The quality of pitches over the winter months doesn't suit Miles.
With NGuessan now seemingly not on his way out we have too many forwards to keep them all happy. The quality of pitches over the winter months doesn't suit Miles. mandrossian
  • Score: 0

7:33am Sat 8 Feb 14

END_UB40 (it's lame) says...

How the hell did Barker/Baker get a start ahead of Storey in the Oldham game??? Miles with one leg has more pace than the new boy... and he knows where the goal is.

Still at least we have moved on the El Gabbas.
How the hell did Barker/Baker get a start ahead of Storey in the Oldham game??? Miles with one leg has more pace than the new boy... and he knows where the goal is. Still at least we have moved on the El Gabbas. END_UB40 (it's lame)
  • Score: 11

8:01am Sat 8 Feb 14

Billy hunt 65 says...

Quality act Storey should be in the match day squad every week.
Get out Miles away from this shambles And to a club that will play you.
Cooper out and take Power with you.
Quality act Storey should be in the match day squad every week. Get out Miles away from this shambles And to a club that will play you. Cooper out and take Power with you. Billy hunt 65
  • Score: -54

9:44am Sat 8 Feb 14

stanharlands6shirt says...

PRACTICE MAKES PERMANENT...It's an old cliche, which I still use every day, every week, but it's only true and of any purpose if you are able to put that practice INTO PRACTICE.

I remember watching Charlie Austin training up at Liddington not long after he first arrived and in practice he put in great effort but looked average and kept missing the goal during shooting practice at the end of the session. Later back at SN1 I spoke with Danny Wilson and he was quite relaxed about it, saying, "It.s training, it's a great place to get it wrong as well as getting it right. Charlie's young, but he knows where the goal is and he will be alright. We just have to trust him and give him the opportunity to improve"

Like Charlie and every other youngster before him, Miles needs to be playing in matches and to be given the biggest and best badge of honour. THE MANAGERS TRUST..
He's been here a long while now and in his relatively few chances he has ALWAYS looked dangerous and whilst maybe not the most relaxed on the pitch, that comfort and understanding and belief in his own ability will only really flourish when his manager sends him out and to gain proper minutes on his time sheet.
Familiarity with what is required or asked for by a manager can only be forthcoming when the manager puts his trust in a player coming good and puts him out on the match day pitch and not just make his selections based on the training ground drills and squad five a sides.
Training is no substitute for match day experience.
I would suggest that most Swindon supporters would, if given the opportunity, give Miles Storey a starting place immediately and at the very least be introducing him every game to build that confidence and match day game time confidence.

What I am confident of is that Mr Foldie arms, as many liked to call him, was also a shrewd and clever man manager, and I am convinced he would have looked at Miles ability long long ago, and said "this is not one for the future, this boy is for now", and given him the chance to shine and prove his worth to the team.

Mr Cooper, with respect I would say, stop making excuses not to play Miles and set the lad free. I for one do not believe that he will let you or us the supporters down.
PRACTICE MAKES PERMANENT...It's an old cliche, which I still use every day, every week, but it's only true and of any purpose if you are able to put that practice INTO PRACTICE. I remember watching Charlie Austin training up at Liddington not long after he first arrived and in practice he put in great effort but looked average and kept missing the goal during shooting practice at the end of the session. Later back at SN1 I spoke with Danny Wilson and he was quite relaxed about it, saying, "It.s training, it's a great place to get it wrong as well as getting it right. Charlie's young, but he knows where the goal is and he will be alright. We just have to trust him and give him the opportunity to improve" Like Charlie and every other youngster before him, Miles needs to be playing in matches and to be given the biggest and best badge of honour. THE MANAGERS TRUST.. He's been here a long while now and in his relatively few chances he has ALWAYS looked dangerous and whilst maybe not the most relaxed on the pitch, that comfort and understanding and belief in his own ability will only really flourish when his manager sends him out and to gain proper minutes on his time sheet. Familiarity with what is required or asked for by a manager can only be forthcoming when the manager puts his trust in a player coming good and puts him out on the match day pitch and not just make his selections based on the training ground drills and squad five a sides. Training is no substitute for match day experience. I would suggest that most Swindon supporters would, if given the opportunity, give Miles Storey a starting place immediately and at the very least be introducing him every game to build that confidence and match day game time confidence. What I am confident of is that Mr Foldie arms, as many liked to call him, was also a shrewd and clever man manager, and I am convinced he would have looked at Miles ability long long ago, and said "this is not one for the future, this boy is for now", and given him the chance to shine and prove his worth to the team. Mr Cooper, with respect I would say, stop making excuses not to play Miles and set the lad free. I for one do not believe that he will let you or us the supporters down. stanharlands6shirt
  • Score: 8

10:08am Sat 8 Feb 14

harley red says...

Billy hunt 65 wrote:
Quality act Storey should be in the match day squad every week.
Get out Miles away from this shambles And to a club that will play you.
Cooper out and take Power with you.
Top man totally agree , he has got pace to burn and cooper will insist to play this crap style of football , but to see a player taking on the opposition by running at them is far more exciting .
[quote][p][bold]Billy hunt 65[/bold] wrote: Quality act Storey should be in the match day squad every week. Get out Miles away from this shambles And to a club that will play you. Cooper out and take Power with you.[/p][/quote]Top man totally agree , he has got pace to burn and cooper will insist to play this crap style of football , but to see a player taking on the opposition by running at them is far more exciting . harley red
  • Score: -13

10:10am Sat 8 Feb 14

uruguay whitey the red says...

as we all know puppet cooper has no say on players,to come out with the ridiculous comments about n`guessan and the new loanee kid from Norwich!!.storey is full of pace and is a much better option than that barker is and el gabbas?.was.as for saying barthram is a baby,hes 20 years old!if hes not in the frame for starts or indeed not near the squad then why pay him wages and have him here wasting his talent?.that cooper really shud engage his brain b4 making his daft statements.
as we all know puppet cooper has no say on players,to come out with the ridiculous comments about n`guessan and the new loanee kid from Norwich!!.storey is full of pace and is a much better option than that barker is and el gabbas?.was.as for saying barthram is a baby,hes 20 years old!if hes not in the frame for starts or indeed not near the squad then why pay him wages and have him here wasting his talent?.that cooper really shud engage his brain b4 making his daft statements. uruguay whitey the red
  • Score: -9

10:38am Sat 8 Feb 14

Robinonfire says...

Storey should be playing
Storey should be playing Robinonfire
  • Score: 2

10:52am Sat 8 Feb 14

mrwoo says...

stanharlands6shirt wrote:
PRACTICE MAKES PERMANENT...It's an old cliche, which I still use every day, every week, but it's only true and of any purpose if you are able to put that practice INTO PRACTICE.

I remember watching Charlie Austin training up at Liddington not long after he first arrived and in practice he put in great effort but looked average and kept missing the goal during shooting practice at the end of the session. Later back at SN1 I spoke with Danny Wilson and he was quite relaxed about it, saying, "It.s training, it's a great place to get it wrong as well as getting it right. Charlie's young, but he knows where the goal is and he will be alright. We just have to trust him and give him the opportunity to improve"

Like Charlie and every other youngster before him, Miles needs to be playing in matches and to be given the biggest and best badge of honour. THE MANAGERS TRUST..
He's been here a long while now and in his relatively few chances he has ALWAYS looked dangerous and whilst maybe not the most relaxed on the pitch, that comfort and understanding and belief in his own ability will only really flourish when his manager sends him out and to gain proper minutes on his time sheet.
Familiarity with what is required or asked for by a manager can only be forthcoming when the manager puts his trust in a player coming good and puts him out on the match day pitch and not just make his selections based on the training ground drills and squad five a sides.
Training is no substitute for match day experience.
I would suggest that most Swindon supporters would, if given the opportunity, give Miles Storey a starting place immediately and at the very least be introducing him every game to build that confidence and match day game time confidence.

What I am confident of is that Mr Foldie arms, as many liked to call him, was also a shrewd and clever man manager, and I am convinced he would have looked at Miles ability long long ago, and said "this is not one for the future, this boy is for now", and given him the chance to shine and prove his worth to the team.

Mr Cooper, with respect I would say, stop making excuses not to play Miles and set the lad free. I for one do not believe that he will let you or us the supporters down.
he isn't good enough. He wasn't good enough for Salisbury.
[quote][p][bold]stanharlands6shirt[/bold] wrote: PRACTICE MAKES PERMANENT...It's an old cliche, which I still use every day, every week, but it's only true and of any purpose if you are able to put that practice INTO PRACTICE. I remember watching Charlie Austin training up at Liddington not long after he first arrived and in practice he put in great effort but looked average and kept missing the goal during shooting practice at the end of the session. Later back at SN1 I spoke with Danny Wilson and he was quite relaxed about it, saying, "It.s training, it's a great place to get it wrong as well as getting it right. Charlie's young, but he knows where the goal is and he will be alright. We just have to trust him and give him the opportunity to improve" Like Charlie and every other youngster before him, Miles needs to be playing in matches and to be given the biggest and best badge of honour. THE MANAGERS TRUST.. He's been here a long while now and in his relatively few chances he has ALWAYS looked dangerous and whilst maybe not the most relaxed on the pitch, that comfort and understanding and belief in his own ability will only really flourish when his manager sends him out and to gain proper minutes on his time sheet. Familiarity with what is required or asked for by a manager can only be forthcoming when the manager puts his trust in a player coming good and puts him out on the match day pitch and not just make his selections based on the training ground drills and squad five a sides. Training is no substitute for match day experience. I would suggest that most Swindon supporters would, if given the opportunity, give Miles Storey a starting place immediately and at the very least be introducing him every game to build that confidence and match day game time confidence. What I am confident of is that Mr Foldie arms, as many liked to call him, was also a shrewd and clever man manager, and I am convinced he would have looked at Miles ability long long ago, and said "this is not one for the future, this boy is for now", and given him the chance to shine and prove his worth to the team. Mr Cooper, with respect I would say, stop making excuses not to play Miles and set the lad free. I for one do not believe that he will let you or us the supporters down.[/p][/quote]he isn't good enough. He wasn't good enough for Salisbury. mrwoo
  • Score: -1

11:25am Sat 8 Feb 14

bearwoodred says...

stanharlands6shirt wrote:
PRACTICE MAKES PERMANENT...It's an old cliche, which I still use every day, every week, but it's only true and of any purpose if you are able to put that practice INTO PRACTICE.

I remember watching Charlie Austin training up at Liddington not long after he first arrived and in practice he put in great effort but looked average and kept missing the goal during shooting practice at the end of the session. Later back at SN1 I spoke with Danny Wilson and he was quite relaxed about it, saying, "It.s training, it's a great place to get it wrong as well as getting it right. Charlie's young, but he knows where the goal is and he will be alright. We just have to trust him and give him the opportunity to improve"

Like Charlie and every other youngster before him, Miles needs to be playing in matches and to be given the biggest and best badge of honour. THE MANAGERS TRUST..
He's been here a long while now and in his relatively few chances he has ALWAYS looked dangerous and whilst maybe not the most relaxed on the pitch, that comfort and understanding and belief in his own ability will only really flourish when his manager sends him out and to gain proper minutes on his time sheet.
Familiarity with what is required or asked for by a manager can only be forthcoming when the manager puts his trust in a player coming good and puts him out on the match day pitch and not just make his selections based on the training ground drills and squad five a sides.
Training is no substitute for match day experience.
I would suggest that most Swindon supporters would, if given the opportunity, give Miles Storey a starting place immediately and at the very least be introducing him every game to build that confidence and match day game time confidence.

What I am confident of is that Mr Foldie arms, as many liked to call him, was also a shrewd and clever man manager, and I am convinced he would have looked at Miles ability long long ago, and said "this is not one for the future, this boy is for now", and given him the chance to shine and prove his worth to the team.

Mr Cooper, with respect I would say, stop making excuses not to play Miles and set the lad free. I for one do not believe that he will let you or us the supporters down.
at the moment I personally would not start him, but would have him on the bench as for letting him go if we di that then we don't have a squad. Would you really start him before Ranger or Smith - be honest?
[quote][p][bold]stanharlands6shirt[/bold] wrote: PRACTICE MAKES PERMANENT...It's an old cliche, which I still use every day, every week, but it's only true and of any purpose if you are able to put that practice INTO PRACTICE. I remember watching Charlie Austin training up at Liddington not long after he first arrived and in practice he put in great effort but looked average and kept missing the goal during shooting practice at the end of the session. Later back at SN1 I spoke with Danny Wilson and he was quite relaxed about it, saying, "It.s training, it's a great place to get it wrong as well as getting it right. Charlie's young, but he knows where the goal is and he will be alright. We just have to trust him and give him the opportunity to improve" Like Charlie and every other youngster before him, Miles needs to be playing in matches and to be given the biggest and best badge of honour. THE MANAGERS TRUST.. He's been here a long while now and in his relatively few chances he has ALWAYS looked dangerous and whilst maybe not the most relaxed on the pitch, that comfort and understanding and belief in his own ability will only really flourish when his manager sends him out and to gain proper minutes on his time sheet. Familiarity with what is required or asked for by a manager can only be forthcoming when the manager puts his trust in a player coming good and puts him out on the match day pitch and not just make his selections based on the training ground drills and squad five a sides. Training is no substitute for match day experience. I would suggest that most Swindon supporters would, if given the opportunity, give Miles Storey a starting place immediately and at the very least be introducing him every game to build that confidence and match day game time confidence. What I am confident of is that Mr Foldie arms, as many liked to call him, was also a shrewd and clever man manager, and I am convinced he would have looked at Miles ability long long ago, and said "this is not one for the future, this boy is for now", and given him the chance to shine and prove his worth to the team. Mr Cooper, with respect I would say, stop making excuses not to play Miles and set the lad free. I for one do not believe that he will let you or us the supporters down.[/p][/quote]at the moment I personally would not start him, but would have him on the bench as for letting him go if we di that then we don't have a squad. Would you really start him before Ranger or Smith - be honest? bearwoodred
  • Score: 3

11:48am Sat 8 Feb 14

stfcdod says...

I have never heard of that cliche.
I have never heard of that cliche. stfcdod
  • Score: 1

12:19pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Davidsyrett says...

Personally I'm still not sure he's ready for the staring 11, He doesn't hold the ball up as well as Ranger, isn't as strong as Dani, and hasn't an eye for goal like Smith, as an impact sub definatly, but still has a while to go before he's going to be a regular in the staring 11 for me.
Personally I'm still not sure he's ready for the staring 11, He doesn't hold the ball up as well as Ranger, isn't as strong as Dani, and hasn't an eye for goal like Smith, as an impact sub definatly, but still has a while to go before he's going to be a regular in the staring 11 for me. Davidsyrett
  • Score: 7

1:09pm Sat 8 Feb 14

gibbo1012 says...

Got give give storey a chance three to four starts as a centre forward not as a wide man .

Get him in behind like he did against Coventry and we would score bag loads of goals
Got give give storey a chance three to four starts as a centre forward not as a wide man . Get him in behind like he did against Coventry and we would score bag loads of goals gibbo1012
  • Score: 3

1:33pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Bassett Hound says...

Billy hunt 65 wrote:
Quality act Storey should be in the match day squad every week.
Get out Miles away from this shambles And to a club that will play you.
Cooper out and take Power with you.
Idiot !
[quote][p][bold]Billy hunt 65[/bold] wrote: Quality act Storey should be in the match day squad every week. Get out Miles away from this shambles And to a club that will play you. Cooper out and take Power with you.[/p][/quote]Idiot ! Bassett Hound
  • Score: 6

1:45pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Fernham Red says...

Miles should be on the bench but get a run out for at least 20 minutes; his pace would be deadly against tired legs.

At some point we need to stop saying "one for the future" - depending on your perspective on success: the future is NOW
Miles should be on the bench but get a run out for at least 20 minutes; his pace would be deadly against tired legs. At some point we need to stop saying "one for the future" - depending on your perspective on success: the future is NOW Fernham Red
  • Score: 0

3:04pm Sat 8 Feb 14

alchafreds says...

from what ive seen barthram is the best full back at the club very unlucky not to get a place
from what ive seen barthram is the best full back at the club very unlucky not to get a place alchafreds
  • Score: 4

3:48pm Sat 8 Feb 14

alchafreds says...

more shambolic defending 2-0 down , perhaps its time to remember barthram
more shambolic defending 2-0 down , perhaps its time to remember barthram alchafreds
  • Score: -1

8:52am Mon 10 Feb 14

GiulianoGrazioli says...

I'm surprised that Miles hasn't ended up at a club like Torquay...a team who desperately need goals and aren't financially great. That would be a make or break move for Storey...Good player with plenty of potential, hence his contract extension - but at some point the boy needs a run of games for a fair assessment.

Barthram looks relatively good - although it worries me how small he is. He's had some good games for us though and again, we need to see more of him to judge him fairly.
I'm surprised that Miles hasn't ended up at a club like Torquay...a team who desperately need goals and aren't financially great. That would be a make or break move for Storey...Good player with plenty of potential, hence his contract extension - but at some point the boy needs a run of games for a fair assessment. Barthram looks relatively good - although it worries me how small he is. He's had some good games for us though and again, we need to see more of him to judge him fairly. GiulianoGrazioli
  • Score: 1

11:09am Mon 10 Feb 14

stanharlands6shirt says...

stfcdod wrote:
I have never heard of that cliche.
Hi STFCDOD,
at the risk of sounding boring, but to perhaps show what the cliche` means to me, the more familiar cliche` would of course be PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT.
I tell all my players, at any level, there is no such thing as PERFECT !

In coaching sessions, and match play PERFECTION is a hard ask, but a PERMANENT technical ability to master a skill or recognize evolving game situations before and as they happen is achievable through dedication and repeated practice.
No two game situations are ever the same in football, but every attacking or defending situation is similar to previous situations that will have been encountered. And so repeated coaching/training ground familiarity can lead to game situations where "PRACTICE" will have made "PERMANENT" a players ability to recognize, adapt and develop any given game situation .
I have always presented senior, junior and youth players with the same question during coaching sessions..
Practice makes P........?

That one question also helps them recognize the reason for repeating similar drills or similar game situations...
In football there is rarely ever true perfection, although we all feel we have seen it from time to time, but a PERMANENT mental ability to naturally recognize game situations, or undertake a given skill naturally rather than thinking about it, comes from a players inbuilt confidence in his own ability developed from repeated practice.

And so the mantra, "PRACTICE MAKES PERMANENT.".

As I have used this mantra daily, I would like to claim it as my own, but alas it was coaching with John Hodge at Exeter City where I first came across it, and he had gained the phrase from arguably the best English coach ever, Terry Venables. It was Venables that coined the phrase, and believed that, "PRACTICE MAKES PERMANENT."
[quote][p][bold]stfcdod[/bold] wrote: I have never heard of that cliche.[/p][/quote]Hi STFCDOD, at the risk of sounding boring, but to perhaps show what the cliche` means to me, the more familiar cliche` would of course be PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT. I tell all my players, at any level, there is no such thing as PERFECT ! In coaching sessions, and match play PERFECTION is a hard ask, but a PERMANENT technical ability to master a skill or recognize evolving game situations before and as they happen is achievable through dedication and repeated practice. No two game situations are ever the same in football, but every attacking or defending situation is similar to previous situations that will have been encountered. And so repeated coaching/training ground familiarity can lead to game situations where "PRACTICE" will have made "PERMANENT" a players ability to recognize, adapt and develop any given game situation . I have always presented senior, junior and youth players with the same question during coaching sessions.. Practice makes P........? That one question also helps them recognize the reason for repeating similar drills or similar game situations... In football there is rarely ever true perfection, although we all feel we have seen it from time to time, but a PERMANENT mental ability to naturally recognize game situations, or undertake a given skill naturally rather than thinking about it, comes from a players inbuilt confidence in his own ability developed from repeated practice. And so the mantra, "PRACTICE MAKES PERMANENT.". As I have used this mantra daily, I would like to claim it as my own, but alas it was coaching with John Hodge at Exeter City where I first came across it, and he had gained the phrase from arguably the best English coach ever, Terry Venables. It was Venables that coined the phrase, and believed that, "PRACTICE MAKES PERMANENT." stanharlands6shirt
  • Score: 3

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