Town boss says the kids are alright

Will Randall came on for his first appearance of the season against Crawley and could be set for more regular action

Will Randall came on for his first appearance of the season against Crawley and could be set for more regular action

First published in Sport Swindon Advertiser: Photograph of the Author by , Sports reporter

TOWN boss Mark Cooper has insisted he will keep faith with the kids as despite the selection quandaries facing him before tonight’s game against Gillingham.

Though by no means wisened pros themselves, Louis Thompson’s one game ban adds to the absences of Anton Rodgers and Brad Smith through injury.

Missing three first team players it would be understandable for Swindon to look experience to plug those holes.

However Cooper is prepared to place faith in his academy graduates, as seen by his use of Will Randall against Crawley and ahead of Town’s trip to Gillingham indicated he will continue that policy.

That indicates a possible first team debut for young midfielder Lee Marshall, who impressed in pre-season.

Asked how he would deal with Thompson’s absence Cooper replied: “We’re not going to cry about it, we’ve got people that can come in, Ben Gladwin can drop back into their and we’ve got Lee Marshall who can play there.

“We showed on Saturday when we put young Will Randall on with half an hour to go at left wing-back to try to create something so no it (playing youngsters) doesn’t phase us, if we feel kids are ready we’ll play ‘em.

“We’ve proved that already and I think it’s important at this club the young boys recognise and realise there is a realistic opportunity for them to play in the first team.”

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7:19am Tue 19 Aug 14

smirg kcab says...

Small squad no choice,
Another step closer to the door
Small squad no choice, Another step closer to the door smirg kcab
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8:22am Tue 19 Aug 14

Rebel_phish says...

Off Topic
Predictions League
Until a dedicated page is up, the questions for tonight's' match can be found on the last thread - the Crawley game

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own_v_Swindon_Town
Off Topic Predictions League Until a dedicated page is up, the questions for tonight's' match can be found on the last thread - the Crawley game http://www.thisisswi ndontownfc.co.uk/new s/11412352.PREDICTIO NS_LEAGUE__Crawley_T own_v_Swindon_Town Rebel_phish
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8:36am Tue 19 Aug 14

Rgbargee says...

Well not too much choice of players for the manager.
So having watched Chelsea in the first half pass the ball with pin point accuracy and devastating speed to which there is no answer.Perhaps we should up the tempo and try and run the Gills into the ground. We aren't Chelsea, but we do have some good passers of the ball. At times I feel it is just the speed of passing that makes the difference to catching the opposition on the hop. Go for it lads!!
All the best of luck tonight.
Well not too much choice of players for the manager. So having watched Chelsea in the first half pass the ball with pin point accuracy and devastating speed to which there is no answer.Perhaps we should up the tempo and try and run the Gills into the ground. We aren't Chelsea, but we do have some good passers of the ball. At times I feel it is just the speed of passing that makes the difference to catching the opposition on the hop. Go for it lads!! All the best of luck tonight. Rgbargee
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9:14am Tue 19 Aug 14

old town robin says...

(playing youngsters) doesn't phase us, if we feel kids are ready we’ll play ‘em.

No more excuses they're only kids then. lol

Replacing Louis Thompson won't be a problem, we've got ample cover in midfield, moving Gladwin back and more central makes sense as long he focuses on his distribution and doesn't get caught dithering. I would expect the back 3 to continue with Turnbull, Branco and Nat Thompson. It doesn't seem although we will get Jack Stevens now, pity, but time we moved on and resolved it with an adequate loan player with height. The left wing back position is the problem to fill, it was high risk to have only Brad Smith as a natural for that position vacated by jay and now we have to play someone either out of position or a youngster with no experienced. I know very little about Lee Marshall, but if this is his opportunity to make his debut and he can do a job there, good luck to him I'm sure he won't let his team mates down.

After the disappointment at Crawley I think Gillingham will play a more open game under Taylor, should be a good one. . Good Cooper had them in on Sunday and straight back on the road to make up for the frustration they obviously must have felt from not scoring from 30 attempts.

COYR
(playing youngsters) doesn't phase us, if we feel kids are ready we’ll play ‘em. No more excuses they're only kids then. lol Replacing Louis Thompson won't be a problem, we've got ample cover in midfield, moving Gladwin back and more central makes sense as long he focuses on his distribution and doesn't get caught dithering. I would expect the back 3 to continue with Turnbull, Branco and Nat Thompson. It doesn't seem although we will get Jack Stevens now, pity, but time we moved on and resolved it with an adequate loan player with height. The left wing back position is the problem to fill, it was high risk to have only Brad Smith as a natural for that position vacated by jay and now we have to play someone either out of position or a youngster with no experienced. I know very little about Lee Marshall, but if this is his opportunity to make his debut and he can do a job there, good luck to him I'm sure he won't let his team mates down. After the disappointment at Crawley I think Gillingham will play a more open game under Taylor, should be a good one. . Good Cooper had them in on Sunday and straight back on the road to make up for the frustration they obviously must have felt from not scoring from 30 attempts. COYR old town robin
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9:33am Tue 19 Aug 14

Redgollum says...

Play the kids? He ain't got any other option.
Play the kids? He ain't got any other option. Redgollum
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9:42am Tue 19 Aug 14

Robinonfire says...

What Power needs to do,
1 Spend some money on players
2 Get a new partner in with money.
3 Or just sell up.

Simples
What Power needs to do, 1 Spend some money on players 2 Get a new partner in with money. 3 Or just sell up. Simples Robinonfire
  • Score: -11

9:51am Tue 19 Aug 14

Wilesy says...

Redgollum wrote:
Play the kids? He ain't got any other option.
Ryan Harley?

Not saying I'd select him but he's an option and not a kid.

Always felt it was a bit hasty to go public that Harley and Ward won't feature. Cooper will now look silly if he has to select one of them even if just for the bench, but with a small squad that may happen. when we don't have cover for every position. We need to be a bit careful with Luongo too after getting tired last season, his minutes need managing carefully.

I would play Gladwin ACM and have Kasim and Luongo holding tonight.
[quote][p][bold]Redgollum[/bold] wrote: Play the kids? He ain't got any other option.[/p][/quote]Ryan Harley? Not saying I'd select him but he's an option and not a kid. Always felt it was a bit hasty to go public that Harley and Ward won't feature. Cooper will now look silly if he has to select one of them even if just for the bench, but with a small squad that may happen. when we don't have cover for every position. We need to be a bit careful with Luongo too after getting tired last season, his minutes need managing carefully. I would play Gladwin ACM and have Kasim and Luongo holding tonight. Wilesy
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10:08am Tue 19 Aug 14

Wilesy says...

Robinonfire wrote:
What Power needs to do,
1 Spend some money on players
2 Get a new partner in with money.
3 Or just sell up.

Simples
1 - yes please
2 - yes please
3 - Only if a suitable buyer can be found

I'm not quite clear on what Power is getting from owning STFC. Only allowed in the country for a limited time anyway, running the club so far has cost him money plus plenty of McCrory grief so the enjoyment factor can't be too high.

He publicly stated he wanted Championship football but be honest he hasn't recruited a squad with a depth capable of that. We have a good starting 11 who have started the season well enough but if any of the starting 11 get injured or suspended, no disrespect but 90% of the replacements are simply not as good.
[quote][p][bold]Robinonfire[/bold] wrote: What Power needs to do, 1 Spend some money on players 2 Get a new partner in with money. 3 Or just sell up. Simples[/p][/quote]1 - yes please 2 - yes please 3 - Only if a suitable buyer can be found I'm not quite clear on what Power is getting from owning STFC. Only allowed in the country for a limited time anyway, running the club so far has cost him money plus plenty of McCrory grief so the enjoyment factor can't be too high. He publicly stated he wanted Championship football but be honest he hasn't recruited a squad with a depth capable of that. We have a good starting 11 who have started the season well enough but if any of the starting 11 get injured or suspended, no disrespect but 90% of the replacements are simply not as good. Wilesy
  • Score: 0

11:22am Tue 19 Aug 14

london paolo says...

Absolutely shocking grammar, spelling and sentence construction in this article.
Absolutely shocking grammar, spelling and sentence construction in this article. london paolo
  • Score: 2

11:38am Tue 19 Aug 14

london paolo says...

Wilesy wrote:
Robinonfire wrote:
What Power needs to do,
1 Spend some money on players
2 Get a new partner in with money.
3 Or just sell up.

Simples
1 - yes please
2 - yes please
3 - Only if a suitable buyer can be found

I'm not quite clear on what Power is getting from owning STFC. Only allowed in the country for a limited time anyway, running the club so far has cost him money plus plenty of McCrory grief so the enjoyment factor can't be too high.

He publicly stated he wanted Championship football but be honest he hasn't recruited a squad with a depth capable of that. We have a good starting 11 who have started the season well enough but if any of the starting 11 get injured or suspended, no disrespect but 90% of the replacements are simply not as good.
I've always been baffled as to why Power is involved with Swindon Town. It seemed like he had just one business model - get a clutch of good, young loan players from a Premier League club on favourable terms, and then use the club he had bought into as a farm club for them.

That might have ben working while his best mate Tim Sherwood was at Spurs. But once Sherwood was sacked, it came to an abrupt end, with no similar arrangement with another Prem club being found.
[quote][p][bold]Wilesy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Robinonfire[/bold] wrote: What Power needs to do, 1 Spend some money on players 2 Get a new partner in with money. 3 Or just sell up. Simples[/p][/quote]1 - yes please 2 - yes please 3 - Only if a suitable buyer can be found I'm not quite clear on what Power is getting from owning STFC. Only allowed in the country for a limited time anyway, running the club so far has cost him money plus plenty of McCrory grief so the enjoyment factor can't be too high. He publicly stated he wanted Championship football but be honest he hasn't recruited a squad with a depth capable of that. We have a good starting 11 who have started the season well enough but if any of the starting 11 get injured or suspended, no disrespect but 90% of the replacements are simply not as good.[/p][/quote]I've always been baffled as to why Power is involved with Swindon Town. It seemed like he had just one business model - get a clutch of good, young loan players from a Premier League club on favourable terms, and then use the club he had bought into as a farm club for them. That might have ben working while his best mate Tim Sherwood was at Spurs. But once Sherwood was sacked, it came to an abrupt end, with no similar arrangement with another Prem club being found. london paolo
  • Score: 1

11:48am Tue 19 Aug 14

Stfcgj says...

I've got no issue with playing the youngsters in first team but cooper can't now use that as an excuse now if we lose as this is the way the club as a whole want to go! My genuine concern is the starting 11 is good but 2 or 3 injuries or suspensions could mean we struggle!
I've got no issue with playing the youngsters in first team but cooper can't now use that as an excuse now if we lose as this is the way the club as a whole want to go! My genuine concern is the starting 11 is good but 2 or 3 injuries or suspensions could mean we struggle! Stfcgj
  • Score: 1

12:41pm Tue 19 Aug 14

bradley red 1 says...

Can hear cooper now saying that thr squad has no experience and he needs more players when we start losing games I will repeat my view that the club Is going no where with the current owner and management team and squad
Can hear cooper now saying that thr squad has no experience and he needs more players when we start losing games I will repeat my view that the club Is going no where with the current owner and management team and squad bradley red 1
  • Score: 3

1:09pm Tue 19 Aug 14

The artist formerly known as Marmite Soldier says...

london paolo wrote:
Absolutely shocking grammar, spelling and sentence construction in this article.
And I can only assume we should read 'wizened' for 'wisened'.
[quote][p][bold]london paolo[/bold] wrote: Absolutely shocking grammar, spelling and sentence construction in this article.[/p][/quote]And I can only assume we should read 'wizened' for 'wisened'. The artist formerly known as Marmite Soldier
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1:15pm Tue 19 Aug 14

The artist formerly known as Marmite Soldier says...

... and having now laboured to the end, 'phase' = 'faze'.
... and having now laboured to the end, 'phase' = 'faze'. The artist formerly known as Marmite Soldier
  • Score: 0

1:27pm Tue 19 Aug 14

RamsburyRed says...

The artist formerly known as Marmite Soldier wrote:
... and having now laboured to the end, 'phase' = 'faze'.
It is appalling. Does he dictate this stuff to someone? Even so, it must then go straight through to press without any proof-reading.
[quote][p][bold]The artist formerly known as Marmite Soldier[/bold] wrote: ... and having now laboured to the end, 'phase' = 'faze'.[/p][/quote]It is appalling. Does he dictate this stuff to someone? Even so, it must then go straight through to press without any proof-reading. RamsburyRed
  • Score: 0

1:56pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Oi Den! says...

RamsburyRed wrote:
The artist formerly known as Marmite Soldier wrote:
... and having now laboured to the end, 'phase' = 'faze'.
It is appalling. Does he dictate this stuff to someone? Even so, it must then go straight through to press without any proof-reading.
Must confess I had a good chuckle at "phased" and "wisened"' although it seems wisened might exist as yet another American invention.
[quote][p][bold]RamsburyRed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The artist formerly known as Marmite Soldier[/bold] wrote: ... and having now laboured to the end, 'phase' = 'faze'.[/p][/quote]It is appalling. Does he dictate this stuff to someone? Even so, it must then go straight through to press without any proof-reading.[/p][/quote]Must confess I had a good chuckle at "phased" and "wisened"' although it seems wisened might exist as yet another American invention. Oi Den!
  • Score: 0

2:16pm Tue 19 Aug 14

port de soller says...

To put one or two youth players in yes ok,however to go out and get youth players on loan no no.
Lp needs to decide does he want to be here?has the funds to do so?can he afford decent loan players?
can he get a real manager in???
answer I fear is no so let¨s hope they can survive Oh I give my post a Minus 20 but let´s be honest we need at least 3 decent seasoned vets
To put one or two youth players in yes ok,however to go out and get youth players on loan no no. Lp needs to decide does he want to be here?has the funds to do so?can he afford decent loan players? can he get a real manager in??? answer I fear is no so let¨s hope they can survive Oh I give my post a Minus 20 but let´s be honest we need at least 3 decent seasoned vets port de soller
  • Score: -1

2:25pm Tue 19 Aug 14

The artist formerly known as Marmite Soldier says...

Oi Den! wrote:
RamsburyRed wrote:
The artist formerly known as Marmite Soldier wrote:
... and having now laboured to the end, 'phase' = 'faze'.
It is appalling. Does he dictate this stuff to someone? Even so, it must then go straight through to press without any proof-reading.
Must confess I had a good chuckle at "phased" and "wisened"' although it seems wisened might exist as yet another American invention.
My favourite Adverism came some years ago from someone who is no longer with the paper... but you'd know the name instantly.

Referring to the sparseness of the crowd he wrote that it was poultry... rather than paltry.

Still makes me laugh.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RamsburyRed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The artist formerly known as Marmite Soldier[/bold] wrote: ... and having now laboured to the end, 'phase' = 'faze'.[/p][/quote]It is appalling. Does he dictate this stuff to someone? Even so, it must then go straight through to press without any proof-reading.[/p][/quote]Must confess I had a good chuckle at "phased" and "wisened"' although it seems wisened might exist as yet another American invention.[/p][/quote]My favourite Adverism came some years ago from someone who is no longer with the paper... but you'd know the name instantly. Referring to the sparseness of the crowd he wrote that it was poultry... rather than paltry. Still makes me laugh. The artist formerly known as Marmite Soldier
  • Score: 0

2:28pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Oi Den! says...

The artist formerly known as Marmite Soldier wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
RamsburyRed wrote:
The artist formerly known as Marmite Soldier wrote:
... and having now laboured to the end, 'phase' = 'faze'.
It is appalling. Does he dictate this stuff to someone? Even so, it must then go straight through to press without any proof-reading.
Must confess I had a good chuckle at "phased" and "wisened"' although it seems wisened might exist as yet another American invention.
My favourite Adverism came some years ago from someone who is no longer with the paper... but you'd know the name instantly.

Referring to the sparseness of the crowd he wrote that it was poultry... rather than paltry.

Still makes me laugh.
Remember it well! I wrote a jokey letter to the Adver about the crowd morphing into chickens. For some reason they didn't think it was worthy of publication!
[quote][p][bold]The artist formerly known as Marmite Soldier[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RamsburyRed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The artist formerly known as Marmite Soldier[/bold] wrote: ... and having now laboured to the end, 'phase' = 'faze'.[/p][/quote]It is appalling. Does he dictate this stuff to someone? Even so, it must then go straight through to press without any proof-reading.[/p][/quote]Must confess I had a good chuckle at "phased" and "wisened"' although it seems wisened might exist as yet another American invention.[/p][/quote]My favourite Adverism came some years ago from someone who is no longer with the paper... but you'd know the name instantly. Referring to the sparseness of the crowd he wrote that it was poultry... rather than paltry. Still makes me laugh.[/p][/quote]Remember it well! I wrote a jokey letter to the Adver about the crowd morphing into chickens. For some reason they didn't think it was worthy of publication! Oi Den!
  • Score: -1

2:37pm Tue 19 Aug 14

The artist formerly known as Marmite Soldier says...

To be fair, I've done my fair share of writing on STFC in papers, magazines and the club programme...and I know how easy it is to make a fool of yourself.
To be fair, I've done my fair share of writing on STFC in papers, magazines and the club programme...and I know how easy it is to make a fool of yourself. The artist formerly known as Marmite Soldier
  • Score: 0

3:26pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Oi Den! says...

The artist formerly known as Marmite Soldier wrote:
To be fair, I've done my fair share of writing on STFC in papers, magazines and the club programme...and I know how easy it is to make a fool of yourself.
I understand.

In the programme for a first game of the season (v Bury, I think) in the mid seventies, the manager's comments included the sentence "We all know the season is going to be a long hard on". A priceless gem created by one missing letter.

I've tried to find that programme on a number of occasions but I think it might have been binned by accident.
[quote][p][bold]The artist formerly known as Marmite Soldier[/bold] wrote: To be fair, I've done my fair share of writing on STFC in papers, magazines and the club programme...and I know how easy it is to make a fool of yourself.[/p][/quote]I understand. In the programme for a first game of the season (v Bury, I think) in the mid seventies, the manager's comments included the sentence "We all know the season is going to be a long hard on". A priceless gem created by one missing letter. I've tried to find that programme on a number of occasions but I think it might have been binned by accident. Oi Den!
  • Score: 0

3:57pm Tue 19 Aug 14

The artist formerly known as Marmite Soldier says...

Oi Den! wrote:
The artist formerly known as Marmite Soldier wrote:
To be fair, I've done my fair share of writing on STFC in papers, magazines and the club programme...and I know how easy it is to make a fool of yourself.
I understand.

In the programme for a first game of the season (v Bury, I think) in the mid seventies, the manager's comments included the sentence "We all know the season is going to be a long hard on". A priceless gem created by one missing letter.

I've tried to find that programme on a number of occasions but I think it might have been binned by accident.
Hi Den. Leave it with me. I'll find the programme and let you know. Can't say I ever saw that slip up... but I'm keen to find it now!

Keep an eye on Thursday's forum and I'll get back to you.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The artist formerly known as Marmite Soldier[/bold] wrote: To be fair, I've done my fair share of writing on STFC in papers, magazines and the club programme...and I know how easy it is to make a fool of yourself.[/p][/quote]I understand. In the programme for a first game of the season (v Bury, I think) in the mid seventies, the manager's comments included the sentence "We all know the season is going to be a long hard on". A priceless gem created by one missing letter. I've tried to find that programme on a number of occasions but I think it might have been binned by accident.[/p][/quote]Hi Den. Leave it with me. I'll find the programme and let you know. Can't say I ever saw that slip up... but I'm keen to find it now! Keep an eye on Thursday's forum and I'll get back to you. The artist formerly known as Marmite Soldier
  • Score: -1

3:59pm Tue 19 Aug 14

dazzastfc says...

Wilesy wrote:
Robinonfire wrote:
What Power needs to do,
1 Spend some money on players
2 Get a new partner in with money.
3 Or just sell up.

Simples
1 - yes please
2 - yes please
3 - Only if a suitable buyer can be found

I'm not quite clear on what Power is getting from owning STFC. Only allowed in the country for a limited time anyway, running the club so far has cost him money plus plenty of McCrory grief so the enjoyment factor can't be too high.

He publicly stated he wanted Championship football but be honest he hasn't recruited a squad with a depth capable of that. We have a good starting 11 who have started the season well enough but if any of the starting 11 get injured or suspended, no disrespect but 90% of the replacements are simply not as good.
He is trying the Fitton formula..
Make out the club is only running at cost..
Trying to get promoted on a budget not fit for conference football let a loan division 3...

Then sell the club in about 6 months time ? and say he had to do it as he never has the time to give it a real go so it was not fair on the club..
TRUST ME AS THIS WILL HAPPEN VERY VERY SOON
[quote][p][bold]Wilesy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Robinonfire[/bold] wrote: What Power needs to do, 1 Spend some money on players 2 Get a new partner in with money. 3 Or just sell up. Simples[/p][/quote]1 - yes please 2 - yes please 3 - Only if a suitable buyer can be found I'm not quite clear on what Power is getting from owning STFC. Only allowed in the country for a limited time anyway, running the club so far has cost him money plus plenty of McCrory grief so the enjoyment factor can't be too high. He publicly stated he wanted Championship football but be honest he hasn't recruited a squad with a depth capable of that. We have a good starting 11 who have started the season well enough but if any of the starting 11 get injured or suspended, no disrespect but 90% of the replacements are simply not as good.[/p][/quote]He is trying the Fitton formula.. Make out the club is only running at cost.. Trying to get promoted on a budget not fit for conference football let a loan division 3... Then sell the club in about 6 months time ? and say he had to do it as he never has the time to give it a real go so it was not fair on the club.. TRUST ME AS THIS WILL HAPPEN VERY VERY SOON dazzastfc
  • Score: -5

4:15pm Tue 19 Aug 14

dazzastfc says...

bradley red 1 wrote:
Can hear cooper now saying that thr squad has no experience and he needs more players when we start losing games I will repeat my view that the club Is going no where with the current owner and management team and squad
SPOT ON Bradley red...
I have been saying this since last December BUT I GOT SLATED BIG TIME FOR IT..
BUT now the team is younger with no experienced players and way below average cover,Smaller budget but the same excuses THEN we have the same muppets on here thinking everything is rose and lee power is here to take the club forward
[quote][p][bold]bradley red 1[/bold] wrote: Can hear cooper now saying that thr squad has no experience and he needs more players when we start losing games I will repeat my view that the club Is going no where with the current owner and management team and squad[/p][/quote]SPOT ON Bradley red... I have been saying this since last December BUT I GOT SLATED BIG TIME FOR IT.. BUT now the team is younger with no experienced players and way below average cover,Smaller budget but the same excuses THEN we have the same muppets on here thinking everything is rose and lee power is here to take the club forward dazzastfc
  • Score: 1

4:16pm Tue 19 Aug 14

RamsburyRed says...

The artist formerly known as Marmite Soldier wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
RamsburyRed wrote:
The artist formerly known as Marmite Soldier wrote:
... and having now laboured to the end, 'phase' = 'faze'.
It is appalling. Does he dictate this stuff to someone? Even so, it must then go straight through to press without any proof-reading.
Must confess I had a good chuckle at "phased" and "wisened"' although it seems wisened might exist as yet another American invention.
My favourite Adverism came some years ago from someone who is no longer with the paper... but you'd know the name instantly.

Referring to the sparseness of the crowd he wrote that it was poultry... rather than paltry.

Still makes me laugh.
Now that really did make me LOL. Still, some of us are no spring chickens.
*
Back to the thread, I must take issue with our man from the Med. "Get a real manager in" - Cooper might not be everybody's cup of tea but he has worked wonders in the circumstances.
[quote][p][bold]The artist formerly known as Marmite Soldier[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RamsburyRed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The artist formerly known as Marmite Soldier[/bold] wrote: ... and having now laboured to the end, 'phase' = 'faze'.[/p][/quote]It is appalling. Does he dictate this stuff to someone? Even so, it must then go straight through to press without any proof-reading.[/p][/quote]Must confess I had a good chuckle at "phased" and "wisened"' although it seems wisened might exist as yet another American invention.[/p][/quote]My favourite Adverism came some years ago from someone who is no longer with the paper... but you'd know the name instantly. Referring to the sparseness of the crowd he wrote that it was poultry... rather than paltry. Still makes me laugh.[/p][/quote]Now that really did make me LOL. Still, some of us are no spring chickens. * Back to the thread, I must take issue with our man from the Med. "Get a real manager in" - Cooper might not be everybody's cup of tea but he has worked wonders in the circumstances. RamsburyRed
  • Score: 5

4:54pm Tue 19 Aug 14

umpcah says...

RamsburyRed wrote:
The artist formerly known as Marmite Soldier wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
RamsburyRed wrote:
The artist formerly known as Marmite Soldier wrote:
... and having now laboured to the end, 'phase' = 'faze'.
It is appalling. Does he dictate this stuff to someone? Even so, it must then go straight through to press without any proof-reading.
Must confess I had a good chuckle at "phased" and "wisened"' although it seems wisened might exist as yet another American invention.
My favourite Adverism came some years ago from someone who is no longer with the paper... but you'd know the name instantly.

Referring to the sparseness of the crowd he wrote that it was poultry... rather than paltry.

Still makes me laugh.
Now that really did make me LOL. Still, some of us are no spring chickens.
*
Back to the thread, I must take issue with our man from the Med. "Get a real manager in" - Cooper might not be everybody's cup of tea but he has worked wonders in the circumstances.
Referring to the sparseness of the crowd he wrote that it was poultry ! If I remember correctly there was a lot of foul play during that match !
[quote][p][bold]RamsburyRed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The artist formerly known as Marmite Soldier[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RamsburyRed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The artist formerly known as Marmite Soldier[/bold] wrote: ... and having now laboured to the end, 'phase' = 'faze'.[/p][/quote]It is appalling. Does he dictate this stuff to someone? Even so, it must then go straight through to press without any proof-reading.[/p][/quote]Must confess I had a good chuckle at "phased" and "wisened"' although it seems wisened might exist as yet another American invention.[/p][/quote]My favourite Adverism came some years ago from someone who is no longer with the paper... but you'd know the name instantly. Referring to the sparseness of the crowd he wrote that it was poultry... rather than paltry. Still makes me laugh.[/p][/quote]Now that really did make me LOL. Still, some of us are no spring chickens. * Back to the thread, I must take issue with our man from the Med. "Get a real manager in" - Cooper might not be everybody's cup of tea but he has worked wonders in the circumstances.[/p][/quote]Referring to the sparseness of the crowd he wrote that it was poultry ! If I remember correctly there was a lot of foul play during that match ! umpcah
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5:03pm Tue 19 Aug 14

RamsburyRed says...

umpcah wrote:
RamsburyRed wrote:
The artist formerly known as Marmite Soldier wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
RamsburyRed wrote:
The artist formerly known as Marmite Soldier wrote:
... and having now laboured to the end, 'phase' = 'faze'.
It is appalling. Does he dictate this stuff to someone? Even so, it must then go straight through to press without any proof-reading.
Must confess I had a good chuckle at "phased" and "wisened"' although it seems wisened might exist as yet another American invention.
My favourite Adverism came some years ago from someone who is no longer with the paper... but you'd know the name instantly.

Referring to the sparseness of the crowd he wrote that it was poultry... rather than paltry.

Still makes me laugh.
Now that really did make me LOL. Still, some of us are no spring chickens.
*
Back to the thread, I must take issue with our man from the Med. "Get a real manager in" - Cooper might not be everybody's cup of tea but he has worked wonders in the circumstances.
Referring to the sparseness of the crowd he wrote that it was poultry ! If I remember correctly there was a lot of foul play during that match !
Fowl play in the crowd? Were they up before the beak in the morning?
[quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RamsburyRed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The artist formerly known as Marmite Soldier[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RamsburyRed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The artist formerly known as Marmite Soldier[/bold] wrote: ... and having now laboured to the end, 'phase' = 'faze'.[/p][/quote]It is appalling. Does he dictate this stuff to someone? Even so, it must then go straight through to press without any proof-reading.[/p][/quote]Must confess I had a good chuckle at "phased" and "wisened"' although it seems wisened might exist as yet another American invention.[/p][/quote]My favourite Adverism came some years ago from someone who is no longer with the paper... but you'd know the name instantly. Referring to the sparseness of the crowd he wrote that it was poultry... rather than paltry. Still makes me laugh.[/p][/quote]Now that really did make me LOL. Still, some of us are no spring chickens. * Back to the thread, I must take issue with our man from the Med. "Get a real manager in" - Cooper might not be everybody's cup of tea but he has worked wonders in the circumstances.[/p][/quote]Referring to the sparseness of the crowd he wrote that it was poultry ! If I remember correctly there was a lot of foul play during that match ![/p][/quote]Fowl play in the crowd? Were they up before the beak in the morning? RamsburyRed
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6:02pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Old-Stager, Hilperton says...

The artist formerly known as Marmite Soldier wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
The artist formerly known as Marmite Soldier wrote:
To be fair, I've done my fair share of writing on STFC in papers, magazines and the club programme...and I know how easy it is to make a fool of yourself.
I understand.

In the programme for a first game of the season (v Bury, I think) in the mid seventies, the manager's comments included the sentence "We all know the season is going to be a long hard on". A priceless gem created by one missing letter.

I've tried to find that programme on a number of occasions but I think it might have been binned by accident.
Hi Den. Leave it with me. I'll find the programme and let you know. Can't say I ever saw that slip up... but I'm keen to find it now!

Keep an eye on Thursday's forum and I'll get back to you.
I seem to remember a match report in the days of Peter Noble in the Swindon Evening Advertiser, which reported that Peter Noble had shat over the bar from 30 yards.
[quote][p][bold]The artist formerly known as Marmite Soldier[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The artist formerly known as Marmite Soldier[/bold] wrote: To be fair, I've done my fair share of writing on STFC in papers, magazines and the club programme...and I know how easy it is to make a fool of yourself.[/p][/quote]I understand. In the programme for a first game of the season (v Bury, I think) in the mid seventies, the manager's comments included the sentence "We all know the season is going to be a long hard on". A priceless gem created by one missing letter. I've tried to find that programme on a number of occasions but I think it might have been binned by accident.[/p][/quote]Hi Den. Leave it with me. I'll find the programme and let you know. Can't say I ever saw that slip up... but I'm keen to find it now! Keep an eye on Thursday's forum and I'll get back to you.[/p][/quote]I seem to remember a match report in the days of Peter Noble in the Swindon Evening Advertiser, which reported that Peter Noble had shat over the bar from 30 yards. Old-Stager, Hilperton
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6:26pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Cookie43 says...

bradley red 1 wrote:
Can hear cooper now saying that thr squad has no experience and he needs more players when we start losing games I will repeat my view that the club Is going no where with the current owner and management team and squad
And so it begins from bradley red. 2 games into the season and he is off again.
So bradley red i shall ask you again.
Please give us your alternatives ?
Who should own us?
Who should manage us?
Where do we get the money from to fund new players and management?
Please enlighten us all bradley red?
[quote][p][bold]bradley red 1[/bold] wrote: Can hear cooper now saying that thr squad has no experience and he needs more players when we start losing games I will repeat my view that the club Is going no where with the current owner and management team and squad[/p][/quote]And so it begins from bradley red. 2 games into the season and he is off again. So bradley red i shall ask you again. Please give us your alternatives ? Who should own us? Who should manage us? Where do we get the money from to fund new players and management? Please enlighten us all bradley red? Cookie43
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6:28pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Cookie43 says...

dazzastfc wrote:
bradley red 1 wrote:
Can hear cooper now saying that thr squad has no experience and he needs more players when we start losing games I will repeat my view that the club Is going no where with the current owner and management team and squad
SPOT ON Bradley red...
I have been saying this since last December BUT I GOT SLATED BIG TIME FOR IT..
BUT now the team is younger with no experienced players and way below average cover,Smaller budget but the same excuses THEN we have the same muppets on here thinking everything is rose and lee power is here to take the club forward
Alternatives please?
[quote][p][bold]dazzastfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bradley red 1[/bold] wrote: Can hear cooper now saying that thr squad has no experience and he needs more players when we start losing games I will repeat my view that the club Is going no where with the current owner and management team and squad[/p][/quote]SPOT ON Bradley red... I have been saying this since last December BUT I GOT SLATED BIG TIME FOR IT.. BUT now the team is younger with no experienced players and way below average cover,Smaller budget but the same excuses THEN we have the same muppets on here thinking everything is rose and lee power is here to take the club forward[/p][/quote]Alternatives please? Cookie43
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6:37pm Tue 19 Aug 14

The Jockster says...

The artist formerly known as Marmite Soldier wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
RamsburyRed wrote:
The artist formerly known as Marmite Soldier wrote:
... and having now laboured to the end, 'phase' = 'faze'.
It is appalling. Does he dictate this stuff to someone? Even so, it must then go straight through to press without any proof-reading.
Must confess I had a good chuckle at "phased" and "wisened"' although it seems wisened might exist as yet another American invention.
My favourite Adverism came some years ago from someone who is no longer with the paper... but you'd know the name instantly.

Referring to the sparseness of the crowd he wrote that it was poultry... rather than paltry.

Still makes me laugh.
Marmite why are you "chickening" out on telling us who it was? Not the late great CK perchance?
[quote][p][bold]The artist formerly known as Marmite Soldier[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RamsburyRed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The artist formerly known as Marmite Soldier[/bold] wrote: ... and having now laboured to the end, 'phase' = 'faze'.[/p][/quote]It is appalling. Does he dictate this stuff to someone? Even so, it must then go straight through to press without any proof-reading.[/p][/quote]Must confess I had a good chuckle at "phased" and "wisened"' although it seems wisened might exist as yet another American invention.[/p][/quote]My favourite Adverism came some years ago from someone who is no longer with the paper... but you'd know the name instantly. Referring to the sparseness of the crowd he wrote that it was poultry... rather than paltry. Still makes me laugh.[/p][/quote]Marmite why are you "chickening" out on telling us who it was? Not the late great CK perchance? The Jockster
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6:44pm Tue 19 Aug 14

The Jockster says...

Old-Stager, Hilperton wrote:
The artist formerly known as Marmite Soldier wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
The artist formerly known as Marmite Soldier wrote:
To be fair, I've done my fair share of writing on STFC in papers, magazines and the club programme...and I know how easy it is to make a fool of yourself.
I understand.

In the programme for a first game of the season (v Bury, I think) in the mid seventies, the manager's comments included the sentence "We all know the season is going to be a long hard on". A priceless gem created by one missing letter.

I've tried to find that programme on a number of occasions but I think it might have been binned by accident.
Hi Den. Leave it with me. I'll find the programme and let you know. Can't say I ever saw that slip up... but I'm keen to find it now!

Keep an eye on Thursday's forum and I'll get back to you.
I seem to remember a match report in the days of Peter Noble in the Swindon Evening Advertiser, which reported that Peter Noble had shat over the bar from 30 yards.
Old stager that made me laugh out loud for about two mins - brilliant - it's the thought of a wee guy like Noble actually being able to do it which of course he couldn't which just makes it funnier!
[quote][p][bold]Old-Stager, Hilperton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The artist formerly known as Marmite Soldier[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The artist formerly known as Marmite Soldier[/bold] wrote: To be fair, I've done my fair share of writing on STFC in papers, magazines and the club programme...and I know how easy it is to make a fool of yourself.[/p][/quote]I understand. In the programme for a first game of the season (v Bury, I think) in the mid seventies, the manager's comments included the sentence "We all know the season is going to be a long hard on". A priceless gem created by one missing letter. I've tried to find that programme on a number of occasions but I think it might have been binned by accident.[/p][/quote]Hi Den. Leave it with me. I'll find the programme and let you know. Can't say I ever saw that slip up... but I'm keen to find it now! Keep an eye on Thursday's forum and I'll get back to you.[/p][/quote]I seem to remember a match report in the days of Peter Noble in the Swindon Evening Advertiser, which reported that Peter Noble had shat over the bar from 30 yards.[/p][/quote]Old stager that made me laugh out loud for about two mins - brilliant - it's the thought of a wee guy like Noble actually being able to do it which of course he couldn't which just makes it funnier! The Jockster
  • Score: -1

7:27pm Tue 19 Aug 14

TheDukeOfBanbury says...

Robinonfire wrote:
What Power needs to do,
1 Spend some money on players
2 Get a new partner in with money.
3 Or just sell up.

Simples
Sell up to who .
Please name a list of Buyers ?
[quote][p][bold]Robinonfire[/bold] wrote: What Power needs to do, 1 Spend some money on players 2 Get a new partner in with money. 3 Or just sell up. Simples[/p][/quote]Sell up to who . Please name a list of Buyers ? TheDukeOfBanbury
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8:45pm Tue 19 Aug 14

london paolo says...

Old-Stager, Hilperton wrote:
The artist formerly known as Marmite Soldier wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
The artist formerly known as Marmite Soldier wrote:
To be fair, I've done my fair share of writing on STFC in papers, magazines and the club programme...and I know how easy it is to make a fool of yourself.
I understand.

In the programme for a first game of the season (v Bury, I think) in the mid seventies, the manager's comments included the sentence "We all know the season is going to be a long hard on". A priceless gem created by one missing letter.

I've tried to find that programme on a number of occasions but I think it might have been binned by accident.
Hi Den. Leave it with me. I'll find the programme and let you know. Can't say I ever saw that slip up... but I'm keen to find it now!

Keep an eye on Thursday's forum and I'll get back to you.
I seem to remember a match report in the days of Peter Noble in the Swindon Evening Advertiser, which reported that Peter Noble had shat over the bar from 30 yards.
Must have been all the rage in those days… I remember a match report in one venerable national newspaper in the 1970s saying that only "a brilliant save by Mulhearn kept out a rocket of a **** from Greenhoff".

Maybe explains why goalkeepers stopped wearing the number 2 jersey and went for number 1.
[quote][p][bold]Old-Stager, Hilperton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The artist formerly known as Marmite Soldier[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The artist formerly known as Marmite Soldier[/bold] wrote: To be fair, I've done my fair share of writing on STFC in papers, magazines and the club programme...and I know how easy it is to make a fool of yourself.[/p][/quote]I understand. In the programme for a first game of the season (v Bury, I think) in the mid seventies, the manager's comments included the sentence "We all know the season is going to be a long hard on". A priceless gem created by one missing letter. I've tried to find that programme on a number of occasions but I think it might have been binned by accident.[/p][/quote]Hi Den. Leave it with me. I'll find the programme and let you know. Can't say I ever saw that slip up... but I'm keen to find it now! Keep an eye on Thursday's forum and I'll get back to you.[/p][/quote]I seem to remember a match report in the days of Peter Noble in the Swindon Evening Advertiser, which reported that Peter Noble had shat over the bar from 30 yards.[/p][/quote]Must have been all the rage in those days… I remember a match report in one venerable national newspaper in the 1970s saying that only "a brilliant save by Mulhearn kept out a rocket of a **** from Greenhoff". Maybe explains why goalkeepers stopped wearing the number 2 jersey and went for number 1. london paolo
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