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Swindon set to sign striker Andrew until end of the season

CALVIN Andrew will today sign on for Swindon Town until the end of the season, the Advertiser understands.

The imposing striker, currently on the books of Championship outfit Crystal Palace, was at the County Ground yesterday evening to meet with the Robins management and could be unveiled this afternoon.

Talks were at an advanced stage last night, as Swindon boss Paul Hart looks to add bulk to his frontline ahead of the weekend visit of Dagenham & Redbridge.

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6:43am Thu 10 Mar 11

bowralbob says...

Could be worth a try but probably too late to make a difference.
Any way good to know we can still bring some new players.
Could be worth a try but probably too late to make a difference. Any way good to know we can still bring some new players. bowralbob
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7:10am Thu 10 Mar 11

batman returns says...

At least we are now trying to sort the problems. Well done management
At least we are now trying to sort the problems. Well done management batman returns
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7:20am Thu 10 Mar 11

Captain Sensible says...

Ah well, who fancies Morecombe on a wet Tuesday evening in February then? Coming to a team near you very soon.....
Ah well, who fancies Morecombe on a wet Tuesday evening in February then? Coming to a team near you very soon..... Captain Sensible
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7:20am Thu 10 Mar 11

ciclosporindorset says...

Well sad Batman R. Too many moaners on this site. Wilson outs brigade ok to a point but still going on about Fitton now, with PH the next to be targetted - plus the players. So - there it is - everybody out = management, players, no more season tickets for that lot. So - no club!! Time to start supporting the club and stop heckling from the sidelines. When a positive step is taken by the club - applaud it for Chrs sake. When the club try something - give them a hand and stop beating up everybody about it.
Well sad Batman R. Too many moaners on this site. Wilson outs brigade ok to a point but still going on about Fitton now, with PH the next to be targetted - plus the players. So - there it is - everybody out = management, players, no more season tickets for that lot. So - no club!! Time to start supporting the club and stop heckling from the sidelines. When a positive step is taken by the club - applaud it for Chrs sake. When the club try something - give them a hand and stop beating up everybody about it. ciclosporindorset
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7:35am Thu 10 Mar 11

Lazaat says...

I totally agree we all need to get behind Paul Hart and the team, but to be fair to the moaners which probably includes me, why was Wilson left in charge for so long leaving Hart with an almost impossible task? But maybe the inquisition should now be left unti the end of the season. 2 points per match average now needed to avoid 4th division, unlikely but still a mathematical possibility.
I totally agree we all need to get behind Paul Hart and the team, but to be fair to the moaners which probably includes me, why was Wilson left in charge for so long leaving Hart with an almost impossible task? But maybe the inquisition should now be left unti the end of the season. 2 points per match average now needed to avoid 4th division, unlikely but still a mathematical possibility. Lazaat
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7:36am Thu 10 Mar 11

batman returns says...

Absolutely. Let's all get a more positive attitude please towards the new managers efforts. Totally negative comments just add up to accepting defeat.

If we throw in the towel, then why shouldn't the management and players?

Let's get behind everything we can to try to improve. Let's cheer the teams efforts on the pitch. Let's welcome Harts obvious changes to the way things are organised and (helmets on) let's support the directors efforts.

I know we all think change has come a bit late but nothing can now be done about this so let's, let it all drop on that front

So please let us all remember that little python song lyric

Always look on the bright side of life!
Absolutely. Let's all get a more positive attitude please towards the new managers efforts. Totally negative comments just add up to accepting defeat. If we throw in the towel, then why shouldn't the management and players? Let's get behind everything we can to try to improve. Let's cheer the teams efforts on the pitch. Let's welcome Harts obvious changes to the way things are organised and (helmets on) let's support the directors efforts. I know we all think change has come a bit late but nothing can now be done about this so let's, let it all drop on that front So please let us all remember that little python song lyric Always look on the bright side of life! batman returns
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7:38am Thu 10 Mar 11

mallorca says...

It's never to LATE.Just wish this squad had the will to fight and to be proud to wear the Town ShirtNever the less who know's they may just shock us all.
as I said before we love our STFC and no matter what division they are in we will still suport them.
Just sad that a chairman and board who have spent mega money to get stabbility to the club has let this happen.
Still let's hope they can pick themselves up starting this Saturday
It's never to LATE.Just wish this squad had the will to fight and to be proud to wear the Town ShirtNever the less who know's they may just shock us all. as I said before we love our STFC and no matter what division they are in we will still suport them. Just sad that a chairman and board who have spent mega money to get stabbility to the club has let this happen. Still let's hope they can pick themselves up starting this Saturday mallorca
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7:39am Thu 10 Mar 11

WiltshireLeppard says...

Welcome to The County Ground Calvin, no pressure lad.
Welcome to The County Ground Calvin, no pressure lad. WiltshireLeppard
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7:53am Thu 10 Mar 11

Summerof69 says...

batman returns wrote:
At least we are now trying to sort the problems. Well done management
As opposed to signing Benyon and Grella to attempt to sort the problem. Paul Hart is not (currently) the new messiah .... like him or loathe him Danny Wilson WAS trying to sort the problems !
[quote][p][bold]batman returns[/bold] wrote: At least we are now trying to sort the problems. Well done management[/p][/quote]As opposed to signing Benyon and Grella to attempt to sort the problem. Paul Hart is not (currently) the new messiah .... like him or loathe him Danny Wilson WAS trying to sort the problems ! Summerof69
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7:56am Thu 10 Mar 11

umpcah says...

I would`ve been excited by this development if it had been back in January. Well Done Paul for getting Andrew on board but I fear it`s too late. Anyway ,Welcome to the CG Calvin and I hope you do well here.
I would`ve been excited by this development if it had been back in January. Well Done Paul for getting Andrew on board but I fear it`s too late. Anyway ,Welcome to the CG Calvin and I hope you do well here. umpcah
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8:07am Thu 10 Mar 11

dazinblack says...

Its a step in the right direction getting a Championship striker in. Desperate times call for desperate measures and right now we are desperate! Lets do our part and get behind the team on saturday, be the 12th man and maybe our season will turn around. 33 points on offer if we get 19 we should be safe.
Its a step in the right direction getting a Championship striker in. Desperate times call for desperate measures and right now we are desperate! Lets do our part and get behind the team on saturday, be the 12th man and maybe our season will turn around. 33 points on offer if we get 19 we should be safe. dazinblack
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8:08am Thu 10 Mar 11

ginger-nutz says...

This boy could be a decent signing and is certainly a mobile target man who will bring something different to the squad......
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It's funny how Danny had been searching all season long for this type of player and yet Paul Hart can bring one in within 10 days....
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Now let's go for a midfield ball winner and a commanding centre half.
This boy could be a decent signing and is certainly a mobile target man who will bring something different to the squad...... . It's funny how Danny had been searching all season long for this type of player and yet Paul Hart can bring one in within 10 days.... . Now let's go for a midfield ball winner and a commanding centre half. ginger-nutz
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8:11am Thu 10 Mar 11

umpcah says...

dazinblack wrote:
Its a step in the right direction getting a Championship striker in. Desperate times call for desperate measures and right now we are desperate! Lets do our part and get behind the team on saturday, be the 12th man and maybe our season will turn around. 33 points on offer if we get 19 we should be safe.
Fair Enough Daz. I wonder if there will now be a rousing "speech" from Fitton ? Sadly I doubt it.
[quote][p][bold]dazinblack[/bold] wrote: Its a step in the right direction getting a Championship striker in. Desperate times call for desperate measures and right now we are desperate! Lets do our part and get behind the team on saturday, be the 12th man and maybe our season will turn around. 33 points on offer if we get 19 we should be safe.[/p][/quote]Fair Enough Daz. I wonder if there will now be a rousing "speech" from Fitton ? Sadly I doubt it. umpcah
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8:12am Thu 10 Mar 11

old town robin says...

I remember one interview from Wilson when he said he never paid attention to what the other teams fighting for survival were doing. Well it's a pity he didn't because Gas, Walsall, Plymouth, R&D, have all picked themselves up and got some unexpected results whilst we have remained stagnent which is as we all agree is down to giving away soft goals and not being able to put the ball in the net, whilst for the most part dominating the possession.

I'm assuming this guy Andrews will be a Pericard type of player and hopefully cause enough problems to the opposition for Grella , Richie and Benyon to get on the end of his lay-offs. So I guess Saturday we can expect a bit of hoof ball of getting it up to him quickly, if that what it takes to win a game so be it. I would also be tempted to give O'Brien a start if he could replicate the way he played a few games ago against Carlisle and get down the flanks, he could cause them problems especially with a big guy up front.

I know things are not looking good especially as those around us have all shown a bit of form, but there is still only 3 point between us and Dags who are out of the relegation, but with them having games in hand, it would be nice if Yeovil can be sucked in. With 10 games to go this is not over by a long chalk, we have to win Saturday, to stay with the pack, with some difficult away games coming up and us having the worst away record in this league, we have to remember we have history of raising our game against so called better teams, so I'm not yet subscribing to the gloom and doom that we are already down. I would still like to see Hart bring in a replacement goal-keeper for Lucus if he is not fit and after Roses performance Tuesday, Sheehan has to brought back in from the cold. This is not the time for fans to be protesting to the board or players, if we want L1 status next season, we have to be the 12th man and not going to the game because we haven't won for a while, isn't going to help the cause. So lets stay with it until the end and get behind the team on Saturday and give them some encouragement.
I remember one interview from Wilson when he said he never paid attention to what the other teams fighting for survival were doing. Well it's a pity he didn't because Gas, Walsall, Plymouth, R&D, have all picked themselves up and got some unexpected results whilst we have remained stagnent which is as we all agree is down to giving away soft goals and not being able to put the ball in the net, whilst for the most part dominating the possession. I'm assuming this guy Andrews will be a Pericard type of player and hopefully cause enough problems to the opposition for Grella , Richie and Benyon to get on the end of his lay-offs. So I guess Saturday we can expect a bit of hoof ball of getting it up to him quickly, if that what it takes to win a game so be it. I would also be tempted to give O'Brien a start if he could replicate the way he played a few games ago against Carlisle and get down the flanks, he could cause them problems especially with a big guy up front. I know things are not looking good especially as those around us have all shown a bit of form, but there is still only 3 point between us and Dags who are out of the relegation, but with them having games in hand, it would be nice if Yeovil can be sucked in. With 10 games to go this is not over by a long chalk, we have to win Saturday, to stay with the pack, with some difficult away games coming up and us having the worst away record in this league, we have to remember we have history of raising our game against so called better teams, so I'm not yet subscribing to the gloom and doom that we are already down. I would still like to see Hart bring in a replacement goal-keeper for Lucus if he is not fit and after Roses performance Tuesday, Sheehan has to brought back in from the cold. This is not the time for fans to be protesting to the board or players, if we want L1 status next season, we have to be the 12th man and not going to the game because we haven't won for a while, isn't going to help the cause. So lets stay with it until the end and get behind the team on Saturday and give them some encouragement. old town robin
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8:18am Thu 10 Mar 11

Inky says...

ciclosporindorset wrote:
Well sad Batman R. Too many moaners on this site. Wilson outs brigade ok to a point but still going on about Fitton now, with PH the next to be targetted - plus the players. So - there it is - everybody out = management, players, no more season tickets for that lot. So - no club!! Time to start supporting the club and stop heckling from the sidelines. When a positive step is taken by the club - applaud it for Chrs sake. When the club try something - give them a hand and stop beating up everybody about it.
Good shout Ciclo'dorset..... A lot of sense there, that some of these constant moaners should take note.
[quote][p][bold]ciclosporindorset[/bold] wrote: Well sad Batman R. Too many moaners on this site. Wilson outs brigade ok to a point but still going on about Fitton now, with PH the next to be targetted - plus the players. So - there it is - everybody out = management, players, no more season tickets for that lot. So - no club!! Time to start supporting the club and stop heckling from the sidelines. When a positive step is taken by the club - applaud it for Chrs sake. When the club try something - give them a hand and stop beating up everybody about it.[/p][/quote]Good shout Ciclo'dorset..... A lot of sense there, that some of these constant moaners should take note. Inky
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8:23am Thu 10 Mar 11

Med Red says...

Hopefully this guy will try a bit harder than Obika and create chances not just for himself, but others too. Let's hope he's 1/2 as good at putting the ball in the net as our last striker with the same initials.

Next up, we need a decent goalkeeper.... urgent!!!!
Hopefully this guy will try a bit harder than Obika and create chances not just for himself, but others too. Let's hope he's 1/2 as good at putting the ball in the net as our last striker with the same initials. Next up, we need a decent goalkeeper.... urgent!!!! Med Red
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8:28am Thu 10 Mar 11

malvernred says...

Interesting reading.


http://en.wikipedia.
org/wiki/Calvin_Andr
ew
Interesting reading. http://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/Calvin_Andr ew malvernred
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8:42am Thu 10 Mar 11

Helpme234 says...

Med Red wrote:
Hopefully this guy will try a bit harder than Obika and create chances not just for himself, but others too. Let's hope he's 1/2 as good at putting the ball in the net as our last striker with the same initials. Next up, we need a decent goalkeeper.... urgent!!!!
Too right Med Red - but also need a reliable commanding Centre-Back.
I really hope we start with 2 up front - Grella and Andrew - with Benyon on bench till he is fully fit
[quote][p][bold]Med Red[/bold] wrote: Hopefully this guy will try a bit harder than Obika and create chances not just for himself, but others too. Let's hope he's 1/2 as good at putting the ball in the net as our last striker with the same initials. Next up, we need a decent goalkeeper.... urgent!!!![/p][/quote]Too right Med Red - but also need a reliable commanding Centre-Back. I really hope we start with 2 up front - Grella and Andrew - with Benyon on bench till he is fully fit Helpme234
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9:02am Thu 10 Mar 11

Coleview Red says...

The football adage “take 1 game at a time” is wrong.

The management team need to look at our next 11 fixtures and work out where they are going to get 6 wins from. When they identify those games they need to select a team which will score at least one goal – playing 4-5-1 will not work. We missed a trick against Walsall, and to a lesser extent at Plymouth. A win Saturday is vital, especially with the away fixtures coming up.

If we are to go down, let’s at least have a crack at it.
The football adage “take 1 game at a time” is wrong. The management team need to look at our next 11 fixtures and work out where they are going to get 6 wins from. When they identify those games they need to select a team which will score at least one goal – playing 4-5-1 will not work. We missed a trick against Walsall, and to a lesser extent at Plymouth. A win Saturday is vital, especially with the away fixtures coming up. If we are to go down, let’s at least have a crack at it. Coleview Red
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9:10am Thu 10 Mar 11

the wizard says...

Old Town Robin,
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Good shout in your last post and top marks to Paul Hart for bringing in the guy. I think it was rather hoped that he was bringing in another mid field player as well, but I'm thankfull for what we have got so far. Just hope this bloke doesn't get injured as easily as some of the other arrivals we've had, we really do need him fit.
I don't think Grella has much chance since he's been here but it seems he is trying hard and doing what he can, so hopefully with this chap alongside him I think we stand a much better chance. I really do think Saturday is last chance saloon.
Old Town Robin, - Good shout in your last post and top marks to Paul Hart for bringing in the guy. I think it was rather hoped that he was bringing in another mid field player as well, but I'm thankfull for what we have got so far. Just hope this bloke doesn't get injured as easily as some of the other arrivals we've had, we really do need him fit. I don't think Grella has much chance since he's been here but it seems he is trying hard and doing what he can, so hopefully with this chap alongside him I think we stand a much better chance. I really do think Saturday is last chance saloon. the wizard
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9:13am Thu 10 Mar 11

Jimmyeb says...

Looks like Andrew will play up front with another striker but who? Likely to be between Grella & Benyon, I hope it's Benyon but think it might be Grella who gets the nod.
Unfortunatly I won't be attending Saturday's clash due to work commitments but I'l cheer them on from work, last game I missed was the last time Swindon scored at home.
Looks like Andrew will play up front with another striker but who? Likely to be between Grella & Benyon, I hope it's Benyon but think it might be Grella who gets the nod. Unfortunatly I won't be attending Saturday's clash due to work commitments but I'l cheer them on from work, last game I missed was the last time Swindon scored at home. Jimmyeb
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9:18am Thu 10 Mar 11

WiltshireLeppard says...

After viewing the Wiki article, I am worried about his ability to be a regular goal-scorer. 126 games and 8 goals?

It sounds as if we've got him only because no other club will take him on loan. Plus, he sounds injury-prone.

I get the impression no good players want to come here (even from non-league) as they see us as a sinking ship.

Aliadiere is Leeds bound, from what I've heard, and does not want to play below Championship level.

If/when we go down, I would like to see the youngsters being given a chance. We have sold far too many on (Tozer, Henshall etc.) so if we have a good batch of lads coming through play them and let's not spend money on wasters who don't care about the club. Local lads = local pride and pride = battle and bottle.
After viewing the Wiki article, I am worried about his ability to be a regular goal-scorer. 126 games and 8 goals? It sounds as if we've got him only because no other club will take him on loan. Plus, he sounds injury-prone. I get the impression no good players want to come here (even from non-league) as they see us as a sinking ship. Aliadiere is Leeds bound, from what I've heard, and does not want to play below Championship level. If/when we go down, I would like to see the youngsters being given a chance. We have sold far too many on (Tozer, Henshall etc.) so if we have a good batch of lads coming through play them and let's not spend money on wasters who don't care about the club. Local lads = local pride and pride = battle and bottle. WiltshireLeppard
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9:26am Thu 10 Mar 11

Twinplums says...

Just had a look at his profile at CP, hardly what I would call prolific but welcome anyway. COYR. On another note I see that Cuthbert is angry with some of the fans reaction on Tuesday. Ah bless. The fans will stick with you mate but want something for their money so buck your ideas up mate.
Just had a look at his profile at CP, hardly what I would call prolific but welcome anyway. COYR. On another note I see that Cuthbert is angry with some of the fans reaction on Tuesday. Ah bless. The fans will stick with you mate but want something for their money so buck your ideas up mate. Twinplums
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9:34am Thu 10 Mar 11

hertz says...

Interesting that after a couple of days PH was looking for the big target man , he was probably surprised when he fisrt met his new squad and found himself looking down to 90% of them , look at the problems Crouch caused last night . We have chances going begging it just needs that last touch to bang it into the net , so just maybe this could be what the new fella will discover and get a few converted for us . United we stand
Interesting that after a couple of days PH was looking for the big target man , he was probably surprised when he fisrt met his new squad and found himself looking down to 90% of them , look at the problems Crouch caused last night . We have chances going begging it just needs that last touch to bang it into the net , so just maybe this could be what the new fella will discover and get a few converted for us . United we stand hertz
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9:39am Thu 10 Mar 11

john9149 says...

Mmmm! 11 goals and 3 assists from 147 appearances - not what you'd call prolific is he? Ah well, any port in a storm! You never know, he might turn out to another Super Sammy!
Mmmm! 11 goals and 3 assists from 147 appearances - not what you'd call prolific is he? Ah well, any port in a storm! You never know, he might turn out to another Super Sammy! john9149
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9:44am Thu 10 Mar 11

JohnnyEagle says...

Palace fan here - Calvin's not a goalscorer, as his record shows, BUT, he'll get in amongst the opposition defence and win everything in the air, so if you've got players playing off him, he might be just what you need. Lovely guy, guaranteed he'll give you 100% all game, every game. Also understand you'll get Alessane N'Diaye next week when he recovers from a knock. Huge man, will work hard in a DM position but gets forward too. Oh, and a quick word about PH - he seems quiet and uninspiring, but apparently after his pre-match talk at the last game of the season vs Sheff Wed, the players were willing to go out and die for him, so don't be fooled by the calm exterior! Good luck for the run-in, don't want to see you go down.
Palace fan here - Calvin's not a goalscorer, as his record shows, BUT, he'll get in amongst the opposition defence and win everything in the air, so if you've got players playing off him, he might be just what you need. Lovely guy, guaranteed he'll give you 100% all game, every game. Also understand you'll get Alessane N'Diaye next week when he recovers from a knock. Huge man, will work hard in a DM position but gets forward too. Oh, and a quick word about PH - he seems quiet and uninspiring, but apparently after his pre-match talk at the last game of the season vs Sheff Wed, the players were willing to go out and die for him, so don't be fooled by the calm exterior! Good luck for the run-in, don't want to see you go down. JohnnyEagle
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9:54am Thu 10 Mar 11

Oi Den! says...

WiltshireLeppard wrote:
After viewing the Wiki article, I am worried about his ability to be a regular goal-scorer. 126 games and 8 goals? It sounds as if we've got him only because no other club will take him on loan. Plus, he sounds injury-prone. I get the impression no good players want to come here (even from non-league) as they see us as a sinking ship. Aliadiere is Leeds bound, from what I've heard, and does not want to play below Championship level. If/when we go down, I would like to see the youngsters being given a chance. We have sold far too many on (Tozer, Henshall etc.) so if we have a good batch of lads coming through play them and let's not spend money on wasters who don't care about the club. Local lads = local pride and pride = battle and bottle.
The problem at this stage of the season is that most clubs want to hold onto anyone who they think they might need in the last few games. Of course there's always the recall option but I imagine many managers like the idea of keeping their players together, so that there's continuity, awareness of tactics etc. Available proven strikers are as rare as hens' teeth. Let's be realistic. If Andrew turns out to be our saviour, it will either be a huge stroke of luck or a stroke of genius by Hart - or both. I hope that turns out to be the case. If it doesn't, then as long as the player has done his best, I don't think we can be too critical of either of them. Such a pity that we decided not to keep/sign Revell. Not a world beater but a real bl00dy nuisance. He could have made a big difference to our season. I know Austin and Paynter had started banging in the goals when he left but we had no competent cover for them.
[quote][p][bold]WiltshireLeppard[/bold] wrote: After viewing the Wiki article, I am worried about his ability to be a regular goal-scorer. 126 games and 8 goals? It sounds as if we've got him only because no other club will take him on loan. Plus, he sounds injury-prone. I get the impression no good players want to come here (even from non-league) as they see us as a sinking ship. Aliadiere is Leeds bound, from what I've heard, and does not want to play below Championship level. If/when we go down, I would like to see the youngsters being given a chance. We have sold far too many on (Tozer, Henshall etc.) so if we have a good batch of lads coming through play them and let's not spend money on wasters who don't care about the club. Local lads = local pride and pride = battle and bottle.[/p][/quote]The problem at this stage of the season is that most clubs want to hold onto anyone who they think they might need in the last few games. Of course there's always the recall option but I imagine many managers like the idea of keeping their players together, so that there's continuity, awareness of tactics etc. Available proven strikers are as rare as hens' teeth. Let's be realistic. If Andrew turns out to be our saviour, it will either be a huge stroke of luck or a stroke of genius by Hart - or both. I hope that turns out to be the case. If it doesn't, then as long as the player has done his best, I don't think we can be too critical of either of them. Such a pity that we decided not to keep/sign Revell. Not a world beater but a real bl00dy nuisance. He could have made a big difference to our season. I know Austin and Paynter had started banging in the goals when he left but we had no competent cover for them. Oi Den!
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10:18am Thu 10 Mar 11

Inky says...

JohnnyEagle wrote:
Palace fan here - Calvin's not a goalscorer, as his record shows, BUT, he'll get in amongst the opposition defence and win everything in the air, so if you've got players playing off him, he might be just what you need. Lovely guy, guaranteed he'll give you 100% all game, every game. Also understand you'll get Alessane N'Diaye next week when he recovers from a knock. Huge man, will work hard in a DM position but gets forward too. Oh, and a quick word about PH - he seems quiet and uninspiring, but apparently after his pre-match talk at the last game of the season vs Sheff Wed, the players were willing to go out and die for him, so don't be fooled by the calm exterior! Good luck for the run-in, don't want to see you go down.
Thanks JohnnyEagle for the input -sounds good to me ... Good luck to Palace as well.
[quote][p][bold]JohnnyEagle[/bold] wrote: Palace fan here - Calvin's not a goalscorer, as his record shows, BUT, he'll get in amongst the opposition defence and win everything in the air, so if you've got players playing off him, he might be just what you need. Lovely guy, guaranteed he'll give you 100% all game, every game. Also understand you'll get Alessane N'Diaye next week when he recovers from a knock. Huge man, will work hard in a DM position but gets forward too. Oh, and a quick word about PH - he seems quiet and uninspiring, but apparently after his pre-match talk at the last game of the season vs Sheff Wed, the players were willing to go out and die for him, so don't be fooled by the calm exterior! Good luck for the run-in, don't want to see you go down.[/p][/quote]Thanks JohnnyEagle for the input -sounds good to me ... Good luck to Palace as well. Inky
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10:21am Thu 10 Mar 11

Lazaat says...

JohnnyEagle wrote:
Palace fan here - Calvin's not a goalscorer, as his record shows, BUT, he'll get in amongst the opposition defence and win everything in the air, so if you've got players playing off him, he might be just what you need. Lovely guy, guaranteed he'll give you 100% all game, every game. Also understand you'll get Alessane N'Diaye next week when he recovers from a knock. Huge man, will work hard in a DM position but gets forward too. Oh, and a quick word about PH - he seems quiet and uninspiring, but apparently after his pre-match talk at the last game of the season vs Sheff Wed, the players were willing to go out and die for him, so don't be fooled by the calm exterior! Good luck for the run-in, don't want to see you go down.
Thanks Johnny, that is reassuring to hear! If we can nick a win Saturday and then get in N'Diaye next week we may have half a chance of pulling off the great escape? It is so annoying that Wilson wansnt sacked a lot sooner and Hart brought in as then i am convinced we would have definitely stayed up! Wilson just couldnt sign any experienced players but Hart is bringing in experienced players after 10 days, what does that tell you? One thing is for sure, if we go down then Paul Hart should not be blamed and fair play to the guy for giving it a go!
[quote][p][bold]JohnnyEagle[/bold] wrote: Palace fan here - Calvin's not a goalscorer, as his record shows, BUT, he'll get in amongst the opposition defence and win everything in the air, so if you've got players playing off him, he might be just what you need. Lovely guy, guaranteed he'll give you 100% all game, every game. Also understand you'll get Alessane N'Diaye next week when he recovers from a knock. Huge man, will work hard in a DM position but gets forward too. Oh, and a quick word about PH - he seems quiet and uninspiring, but apparently after his pre-match talk at the last game of the season vs Sheff Wed, the players were willing to go out and die for him, so don't be fooled by the calm exterior! Good luck for the run-in, don't want to see you go down.[/p][/quote]Thanks Johnny, that is reassuring to hear! If we can nick a win Saturday and then get in N'Diaye next week we may have half a chance of pulling off the great escape? It is so annoying that Wilson wansnt sacked a lot sooner and Hart brought in as then i am convinced we would have definitely stayed up! Wilson just couldnt sign any experienced players but Hart is bringing in experienced players after 10 days, what does that tell you? One thing is for sure, if we go down then Paul Hart should not be blamed and fair play to the guy for giving it a go! Lazaat
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10:21am Thu 10 Mar 11

hereford says...

well another striker isnt it about time we got sean morrison on loan back from reading he cant get in their squad yet alone their team charlie austin not even in burnleys squad and they have signed another striker who scored tuesday paul hart may have a good track record with other teams but away games against huddersfield brighton brentford and sheffield wednesday help good luck to calvin andrew one relegation battle for another lets pray for a home win saturday and then upwards we can escape honest and dont sign david frampton at the end of his loan please
well another striker isnt it about time we got sean morrison on loan back from reading he cant get in their squad yet alone their team charlie austin not even in burnleys squad and they have signed another striker who scored tuesday paul hart may have a good track record with other teams but away games against huddersfield brighton brentford and sheffield wednesday help good luck to calvin andrew one relegation battle for another lets pray for a home win saturday and then upwards we can escape honest and dont sign david frampton at the end of his loan please hereford
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10:21am Thu 10 Mar 11

Bondy54 says...

Helpme234 wrote:
Med Red wrote: Hopefully this guy will try a bit harder than Obika and create chances not just for himself, but others too. Let's hope he's 1/2 as good at putting the ball in the net as our last striker with the same initials. Next up, we need a decent goalkeeper.... urgent!!!!
Too right Med Red - but also need a reliable commanding Centre-Back. I really hope we start with 2 up front - Grella and Andrew - with Benyon on bench till he is fully fit
I agree with you both on your points. Start with Grella & Andrew with Benyon on the bench. If we get desparate in the last 15 Mins I would be tempted to throw on big man Flint up front. Think he would cause chaos with his height. Could be the new Crouch. Sounds stupid but who knows until its tried !!
[quote][p][bold]Helpme234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Med Red[/bold] wrote: Hopefully this guy will try a bit harder than Obika and create chances not just for himself, but others too. Let's hope he's 1/2 as good at putting the ball in the net as our last striker with the same initials. Next up, we need a decent goalkeeper.... urgent!!!![/p][/quote]Too right Med Red - but also need a reliable commanding Centre-Back. I really hope we start with 2 up front - Grella and Andrew - with Benyon on bench till he is fully fit[/p][/quote]I agree with you both on your points. Start with Grella & Andrew with Benyon on the bench. If we get desparate in the last 15 Mins I would be tempted to throw on big man Flint up front. Think he would cause chaos with his height. Could be the new Crouch. Sounds stupid but who knows until its tried !! Bondy54
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10:22am Thu 10 Mar 11

steve. says...

JohnnyEagle wrote:
Palace fan here - Calvin's not a goalscorer, as his record shows, BUT, he'll get in amongst the opposition defence and win everything in the air, so if you've got players playing off him, he might be just what you need. Lovely guy, guaranteed he'll give you 100% all game, every game. Also understand you'll get Alessane N'Diaye next week when he recovers from a knock. Huge man, will work hard in a DM position but gets forward too. Oh, and a quick word about PH - he seems quiet and uninspiring, but apparently after his pre-match talk at the last game of the season vs Sheff Wed, the players were willing to go out and die for him, so don't be fooled by the calm exterior! Good luck for the run-in, don't want to see you go down.
Thanks for the info johnny, we need someone to hold the ball up we have no-one that can do that at the moment,
we also have a team of half-pints so fingers crossed we can borrow Alessane when sorted.
[quote][p][bold]JohnnyEagle[/bold] wrote: Palace fan here - Calvin's not a goalscorer, as his record shows, BUT, he'll get in amongst the opposition defence and win everything in the air, so if you've got players playing off him, he might be just what you need. Lovely guy, guaranteed he'll give you 100% all game, every game. Also understand you'll get Alessane N'Diaye next week when he recovers from a knock. Huge man, will work hard in a DM position but gets forward too. Oh, and a quick word about PH - he seems quiet and uninspiring, but apparently after his pre-match talk at the last game of the season vs Sheff Wed, the players were willing to go out and die for him, so don't be fooled by the calm exterior! Good luck for the run-in, don't want to see you go down.[/p][/quote]Thanks for the info johnny, we need someone to hold the ball up we have no-one that can do that at the moment, we also have a team of half-pints so fingers crossed we can borrow Alessane when sorted. steve.
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10:24am Thu 10 Mar 11

Barmy Army says...

I welcome any player now that could help change our fortunes, yes he doesn't sound like the best goal scorer ever but if he works hard and sets up the others then I am all for it and who knows maybe he will do a Paynter!

We need to now create a siege mentality guys much like Plymouth have done since the points deduction! Only one way to get out of this position and thats fight and battle tooth and nail! No one can change this around now except the management, the players and us! So I am up for the fight and don't plan to give up until the dreaded "R" is against our name!
I welcome any player now that could help change our fortunes, yes he doesn't sound like the best goal scorer ever but if he works hard and sets up the others then I am all for it and who knows maybe he will do a Paynter! We need to now create a siege mentality guys much like Plymouth have done since the points deduction! Only one way to get out of this position and thats fight and battle tooth and nail! No one can change this around now except the management, the players and us! So I am up for the fight and don't plan to give up until the dreaded "R" is against our name! Barmy Army
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10:28am Thu 10 Mar 11

zznewyork says...

Scored 8 goals in his life,and injury prone,welcome to Swindon
Scored 8 goals in his life,and injury prone,welcome to Swindon zznewyork
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10:33am Thu 10 Mar 11

steve. says...

zznewyork wrote:
Scored 8 goals in his life,and injury prone,welcome to Swindon
You do leave yourself open at times ZZ.
[quote][p][bold]zznewyork[/bold] wrote: Scored 8 goals in his life,and injury prone,welcome to Swindon[/p][/quote]You do leave yourself open at times ZZ. steve.
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10:36am Thu 10 Mar 11

zznewyork says...

steve. wrote:
zznewyork wrote: Scored 8 goals in his life,and injury prone,welcome to Swindon
You do leave yourself open at times ZZ.
Steve I,m just stating a fact,but i welcome him to SW,just try your best son thats all we ask.
[quote][p][bold]steve.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]zznewyork[/bold] wrote: Scored 8 goals in his life,and injury prone,welcome to Swindon[/p][/quote]You do leave yourself open at times ZZ.[/p][/quote]Steve I,m just stating a fact,but i welcome him to SW,just try your best son thats all we ask. zznewyork
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10:43am Thu 10 Mar 11

stfcpaul says...

hereford wrote:
well another striker isnt it about time we got sean morrison on loan back from reading he cant get in their squad yet alone their team charlie austin not even in burnleys squad and they have signed another striker who scored tuesday paul hart may have a good track record with other teams but away games against huddersfield brighton brentford and sheffield wednesday help good luck to calvin andrew one relegation battle for another lets pray for a home win saturday and then upwards we can escape honest and dont sign david frampton at the end of his loan please
Hereford,
Charlie dislocated his shoulder a coulpe of weeks ago and is out for the season hence his absence in the Burnley team
[quote][p][bold]hereford[/bold] wrote: well another striker isnt it about time we got sean morrison on loan back from reading he cant get in their squad yet alone their team charlie austin not even in burnleys squad and they have signed another striker who scored tuesday paul hart may have a good track record with other teams but away games against huddersfield brighton brentford and sheffield wednesday help good luck to calvin andrew one relegation battle for another lets pray for a home win saturday and then upwards we can escape honest and dont sign david frampton at the end of his loan please[/p][/quote]Hereford, Charlie dislocated his shoulder a coulpe of weeks ago and is out for the season hence his absence in the Burnley team stfcpaul
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10:44am Thu 10 Mar 11

JohnnyEagle says...

I forgot you've Obika on loan - we had him for 3 months, and although he got few opportunities, he just didn't look interested (Millwall friend said the same about him too when he was there). CA may not be as gifted, but he'll give you everything and create chances and space for others. I always feel if he gets a goal or two he'll be away.
I forgot you've Obika on loan - we had him for 3 months, and although he got few opportunities, he just didn't look interested (Millwall friend said the same about him too when he was there). CA may not be as gifted, but he'll give you everything and create chances and space for others. I always feel if he gets a goal or two he'll be away. JohnnyEagle
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10:58am Thu 10 Mar 11

LeGod says...

johnnyeagle- well when Obika came on last saturday he definetly wasnt interested he had the chance to chase a ball down and didnt bother and Hart and McParland were screaming at him from the line which is also why he didnt feature Tuesday night in the squad.
I think they have given Hart too much to do this change should have happenned months ago or January at the latest.
johnnyeagle- well when Obika came on last saturday he definetly wasnt interested he had the chance to chase a ball down and didnt bother and Hart and McParland were screaming at him from the line which is also why he didnt feature Tuesday night in the squad. I think they have given Hart too much to do this change should have happenned months ago or January at the latest. LeGod
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11:07am Thu 10 Mar 11

Even Angrier Monkey says...

The Obika thing is a bit odd as during his home debut I though he looked half decent and certainly didnt lack effort running the channels. His finishing let him down, but at least he had a bit of pace and was getting into goalscoring positions.

Then on saturday he looked a different player - completely disinterested.
The Obika thing is a bit odd as during his home debut I though he looked half decent and certainly didnt lack effort running the channels. His finishing let him down, but at least he had a bit of pace and was getting into goalscoring positions. Then on saturday he looked a different player - completely disinterested. Even Angrier Monkey
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11:09am Thu 10 Mar 11

steve. says...

zznewyork wrote:
steve. wrote:
zznewyork wrote: Scored 8 goals in his life,and injury prone,welcome to Swindon
You do leave yourself open at times ZZ.
Steve I,m just stating a fact,but i welcome him to SW,just try your best son thats all we ask.
ZZ, another fact is PH has worked with this guy, another is he has looked at our sorry lot and made a decision that Calvin is someone that can do a job for us for example = hold the ball up, cause apposing side problems with his presence allowing the likes of Benyon and/or Grella to get into the game.No-one said he would come here and score the goals we need(although some would probably help) to stay up, so negative, single, non explanatory facts like the one above are at best irrelevant,remember the feelings of many when Paynter was put up front on his own,barn-door indeed.
[quote][p][bold]zznewyork[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]steve.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]zznewyork[/bold] wrote: Scored 8 goals in his life,and injury prone,welcome to Swindon[/p][/quote]You do leave yourself open at times ZZ.[/p][/quote]Steve I,m just stating a fact,but i welcome him to SW,just try your best son thats all we ask.[/p][/quote]ZZ, another fact is PH has worked with this guy, another is he has looked at our sorry lot and made a decision that Calvin is someone that can do a job for us for example = hold the ball up, cause apposing side problems with his presence allowing the likes of Benyon and/or Grella to get into the game.No-one said he would come here and score the goals we need(although some would probably help) to stay up, so negative, single, non explanatory facts like the one above are at best irrelevant,remember the feelings of many when Paynter was put up front on his own,barn-door indeed. steve.
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11:11am Thu 10 Mar 11

Even Angrier Monkey says...

As for Andrew - As long as he's big strong, aggressive and hard working I'm not bothered about his goalscoring prowess (odd thing to say about a striker I know)

He's been brought in to do a Heskey-esque role for us and allow us the chance to go a bit more direct.

The last thing a football team with no confidence wants to be doing is trying to play tippy tappy football - I believe this is a large part of the problem with the run we are in and why other less talented teams around us have been picking up points
As for Andrew - As long as he's big strong, aggressive and hard working I'm not bothered about his goalscoring prowess (odd thing to say about a striker I know) He's been brought in to do a Heskey-esque role for us and allow us the chance to go a bit more direct. The last thing a football team with no confidence wants to be doing is trying to play tippy tappy football - I believe this is a large part of the problem with the run we are in and why other less talented teams around us have been picking up points Even Angrier Monkey
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11:12am Thu 10 Mar 11

Is that you Lovesey says...

I am kind of resigned to the relegation now, not feeling quite as gutted as I was. Cant make the game Saturday...

Just hope we have a go and attack a bit more than the last two games, there is no point having all the possesion with 2 shots at the goal...

Still not to worry !!
I am kind of resigned to the relegation now, not feeling quite as gutted as I was. Cant make the game Saturday... Just hope we have a go and attack a bit more than the last two games, there is no point having all the possesion with 2 shots at the goal... Still not to worry !! Is that you Lovesey
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11:15am Thu 10 Mar 11

Is that you Lovesey says...

And on a real positive, if we do go down then we know Benyon can bash goals in all day long in that league !!
And on a real positive, if we do go down then we know Benyon can bash goals in all day long in that league !! Is that you Lovesey
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11:25am Thu 10 Mar 11

Oi Den! says...

Is that you Lovesey wrote:
And on a real positive, if we do go down then we know Benyon can bash goals in all day long in that league !!
I'll join you in that positive thought. I'll stick my neck out now and say that we'll have a very good season next time round, whether we are relegated or we pull off the great escape. My feeling is that the board and manager will pull out all the stops to ensure that there's no possibility of a repeat of this season's debacle.
[quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: And on a real positive, if we do go down then we know Benyon can bash goals in all day long in that league !![/p][/quote]I'll join you in that positive thought. I'll stick my neck out now and say that we'll have a very good season next time round, whether we are relegated or we pull off the great escape. My feeling is that the board and manager will pull out all the stops to ensure that there's no possibility of a repeat of this season's debacle. Oi Den!
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11:36am Thu 10 Mar 11

stfcpaul says...

Obika was on loan at Peterborough who didn't want him. Perricard & Grella both not wanted by Carlisle. Dossevi free transfer from France and now an injury prone non scoring forward from a Championship struggler!
For goodness sake throw Billy Bodin in, what have we got to lose?
Obika was on loan at Peterborough who didn't want him. Perricard & Grella both not wanted by Carlisle. Dossevi free transfer from France and now an injury prone non scoring forward from a Championship struggler! For goodness sake throw Billy Bodin in, what have we got to lose? stfcpaul
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12:01pm Thu 10 Mar 11

Oi Den! says...

stfcpaul wrote:
Obika was on loan at Peterborough who didn't want him. Perricard & Grella both not wanted by Carlisle. Dossevi free transfer from France and now an injury prone non scoring forward from a Championship struggler! For goodness sake throw Billy Bodin in, what have we got to lose?
11 more games and the possibility (albeit remote) of escaping the drop?
[quote][p][bold]stfcpaul[/bold] wrote: Obika was on loan at Peterborough who didn't want him. Perricard & Grella both not wanted by Carlisle. Dossevi free transfer from France and now an injury prone non scoring forward from a Championship struggler! For goodness sake throw Billy Bodin in, what have we got to lose?[/p][/quote]11 more games and the possibility (albeit remote) of escaping the drop? Oi Den!
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12:04pm Thu 10 Mar 11

the don69 says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Is that you Lovesey wrote:
And on a real positive, if we do go down then we know Benyon can bash goals in all day long in that league !!
I'll join you in that positive thought. I'll stick my neck out now and say that we'll have a very good season next time round, whether we are relegated or we pull off the great escape. My feeling is that the board and manager will pull out all the stops to ensure that there's no possibility of a repeat of this season's debacle.
Wish I could share your positive thoughts for next season,if we are in div2,we will be playing many teams that play hooff ball and try to batter you and some good teams like Crawley and the teams that lose out in the promotion race,many of our players wont fancy div2,our squad will be very different from now and most div2 sides will be after us because we will be one of the bigger teams in div2 the only plus point I can see is a few derby games,sorry to depress you Guys but div2 will be a very long hard season for us,GOD HELP US.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: And on a real positive, if we do go down then we know Benyon can bash goals in all day long in that league !![/p][/quote]I'll join you in that positive thought. I'll stick my neck out now and say that we'll have a very good season next time round, whether we are relegated or we pull off the great escape. My feeling is that the board and manager will pull out all the stops to ensure that there's no possibility of a repeat of this season's debacle.[/p][/quote]Wish I could share your positive thoughts for next season,if we are in div2,we will be playing many teams that play hooff ball and try to batter you and some good teams like Crawley and the teams that lose out in the promotion race,many of our players wont fancy div2,our squad will be very different from now and most div2 sides will be after us because we will be one of the bigger teams in div2 the only plus point I can see is a few derby games,sorry to depress you Guys but div2 will be a very long hard season for us,GOD HELP US. the don69
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12:08pm Thu 10 Mar 11

jam1 says...

stfcpaul wrote:
Obika was on loan at Peterborough who didn't want him. Perricard & Grella both not wanted by Carlisle. Dossevi free transfer from France and now an injury prone non scoring forward from a Championship struggler! For goodness sake throw Billy Bodin in, what have we got to lose?
Agree about Dossevi and jury is out on Obika. But Pericard and Grella were both wanted by Carlisle. Unfortunately it's not worked for Vince but Grella looks a very good prospect. Calvin Andrew isn't a goal scorer - He's being brought is a big strong target man to play others in. This is something we desperately need.
[quote][p][bold]stfcpaul[/bold] wrote: Obika was on loan at Peterborough who didn't want him. Perricard & Grella both not wanted by Carlisle. Dossevi free transfer from France and now an injury prone non scoring forward from a Championship struggler! For goodness sake throw Billy Bodin in, what have we got to lose?[/p][/quote]Agree about Dossevi and jury is out on Obika. But Pericard and Grella were both wanted by Carlisle. Unfortunately it's not worked for Vince but Grella looks a very good prospect. Calvin Andrew isn't a goal scorer - He's being brought is a big strong target man to play others in. This is something we desperately need. jam1
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12:08pm Thu 10 Mar 11

Oi Den! says...

Don, you said it: "Our squad will be very different from now". I agree. It needs to be, and that's one of the reasons I think we'll do well.
Don, you said it: "Our squad will be very different from now". I agree. It needs to be, and that's one of the reasons I think we'll do well. Oi Den!
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12:08pm Thu 10 Mar 11

jam1 says...

Agree about Dossevi and jury is out on Obika. But Pericard and Grella were both wanted by Carlisle. Unfortunately it's not worked for Vince but Grella looks a very good prospect. Calvin Andrew isn't a goal scorer - He's being brought is a big strong target man to play others in. This is something we desperately need.
Agree about Dossevi and jury is out on Obika. But Pericard and Grella were both wanted by Carlisle. Unfortunately it's not worked for Vince but Grella looks a very good prospect. Calvin Andrew isn't a goal scorer - He's being brought is a big strong target man to play others in. This is something we desperately need. jam1
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12:17pm Thu 10 Mar 11

old town robin says...

steve. wrote:
zznewyork wrote: Scored 8 goals in his life,and injury prone,welcome to Swindon
You do leave yourself open at times ZZ.
Agree with you there Steve, I understand from an earlier post he has scored 11 from 147, well I bet less than half of those games he didn't start, so the stats are irrelevant really. ZZ has to remember he is only 24 years old now and he has been applying his trade at a higher level than we are at present, so taking into consideration he is older, wiser, more developed, it looks just the right of signing to me. Paul Hart believes he will will be playing at a level he should be comfortable with, so I for one have high expectations even if he doesn't score too many there will be plenty of opportunities for the likes of Richie, Grella or Benyon to feed off.

s/w pass-wind, where do they dream these up from
[quote][p][bold]steve.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]zznewyork[/bold] wrote: Scored 8 goals in his life,and injury prone,welcome to Swindon[/p][/quote]You do leave yourself open at times ZZ.[/p][/quote]Agree with you there Steve, I understand from an earlier post he has scored 11 from 147, well I bet less than half of those games he didn't start, so the stats are irrelevant really. ZZ has to remember he is only 24 years old now and he has been applying his trade at a higher level than we are at present, so taking into consideration he is older, wiser, more developed, it looks just the right of signing to me. Paul Hart believes he will will be playing at a level he should be comfortable with, so I for one have high expectations even if he doesn't score too many there will be plenty of opportunities for the likes of Richie, Grella or Benyon to feed off. s/w pass-wind, where do they dream these up from old town robin
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12:32pm Thu 10 Mar 11

oldandwise says...

Well here we go again .If and when he signs we will be acquiring another injury prone player with a track record of being loaned out and never producing the goods.What our youth players must be thinking is beyond me,whatever they produced if they played could not be any worse than we are getting now.I really hope I am wrong but I cannot see any hope for us this season.Oh! and before I go can anyone explain why if PH is so good at keeping people up,is he never kept on permanently after his good work? Just a thought!
Well here we go again .If and when he signs we will be acquiring another injury prone player with a track record of being loaned out and never producing the goods.What our youth players must be thinking is beyond me,whatever they produced if they played could not be any worse than we are getting now.I really hope I am wrong but I cannot see any hope for us this season.Oh! and before I go can anyone explain why if PH is so good at keeping people up,is he never kept on permanently after his good work? Just a thought! oldandwise
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12:47pm Thu 10 Mar 11

Old-Stager, Hilperton says...

JohnnyEagle wrote:
Palace fan here - Calvin's not a goalscorer, as his record shows, BUT, he'll get in amongst the opposition defence and win everything in the air, so if you've got players playing off him, he might be just what you need. Lovely guy, guaranteed he'll give you 100% all game, every game. Also understand you'll get Alessane N'Diaye next week when he recovers from a knock. Huge man, will work hard in a DM position but gets forward too. Oh, and a quick word about PH - he seems quiet and uninspiring, but apparently after his pre-match talk at the last game of the season vs Sheff Wed, the players were willing to go out and die for him, so don't be fooled by the calm exterior! Good luck for the run-in, don't want to see you go down.
Another thank-you JohnnyEagle for your kind information, but I am curious about your comments concerning Paul Hart.
You and other Palace Fans have given good reports of Paul, given his survival act with you last season, which poses the question.......
Why on earth was he not appointed permanent Manager at Crystal Palace for this season ?
I would be more than interested in your
valued reply.
[quote][p][bold]JohnnyEagle[/bold] wrote: Palace fan here - Calvin's not a goalscorer, as his record shows, BUT, he'll get in amongst the opposition defence and win everything in the air, so if you've got players playing off him, he might be just what you need. Lovely guy, guaranteed he'll give you 100% all game, every game. Also understand you'll get Alessane N'Diaye next week when he recovers from a knock. Huge man, will work hard in a DM position but gets forward too. Oh, and a quick word about PH - he seems quiet and uninspiring, but apparently after his pre-match talk at the last game of the season vs Sheff Wed, the players were willing to go out and die for him, so don't be fooled by the calm exterior! Good luck for the run-in, don't want to see you go down.[/p][/quote]Another thank-you JohnnyEagle for your kind information, but I am curious about your comments concerning Paul Hart. You and other Palace Fans have given good reports of Paul, given his survival act with you last season, which poses the question....... Why on earth was he not appointed permanent Manager at Crystal Palace for this season ? I would be more than interested in your valued reply. Old-Stager, Hilperton
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1:09pm Thu 10 Mar 11

Is that you Lovesey says...

the don69 wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Is that you Lovesey wrote: And on a real positive, if we do go down then we know Benyon can bash goals in all day long in that league !!
I'll join you in that positive thought. I'll stick my neck out now and say that we'll have a very good season next time round, whether we are relegated or we pull off the great escape. My feeling is that the board and manager will pull out all the stops to ensure that there's no possibility of a repeat of this season's debacle.
Wish I could share your positive thoughts for next season,if we are in div2,we will be playing many teams that play hooff ball and try to batter you and some good teams like Crawley and the teams that lose out in the promotion race,many of our players wont fancy div2,our squad will be very different from now and most div2 sides will be after us because we will be one of the bigger teams in div2 the only plus point I can see is a few derby games,sorry to depress you Guys but div2 will be a very long hard season for us,GOD HELP US.
Uh you know we signed Benyon from A div2 team where he already had 15 goals by Jan......
[quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: And on a real positive, if we do go down then we know Benyon can bash goals in all day long in that league !![/p][/quote]I'll join you in that positive thought. I'll stick my neck out now and say that we'll have a very good season next time round, whether we are relegated or we pull off the great escape. My feeling is that the board and manager will pull out all the stops to ensure that there's no possibility of a repeat of this season's debacle.[/p][/quote]Wish I could share your positive thoughts for next season,if we are in div2,we will be playing many teams that play hooff ball and try to batter you and some good teams like Crawley and the teams that lose out in the promotion race,many of our players wont fancy div2,our squad will be very different from now and most div2 sides will be after us because we will be one of the bigger teams in div2 the only plus point I can see is a few derby games,sorry to depress you Guys but div2 will be a very long hard season for us,GOD HELP US.[/p][/quote]Uh you know we signed Benyon from A div2 team where he already had 15 goals by Jan...... Is that you Lovesey
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1:18pm Thu 10 Mar 11

the wizard says...

Barmy Army said,
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We need to now create a siege mentality guys much like Plymouth have done since the points deduction! Only one way to get out of this position and thats fight and battle tooth and nail! No one can change this around now except the management, the players and us! So I am up for the fight and don't plan to give up until the dreaded "R" is against our name!-
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B A , Sorry to rub it in but I did say last week and again on Monday/Tuesday, that Peter Reid wouldn't give up because he doesn't know how. He has been fantastic for Plymouth and has them upbeat.
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You have correctly identified the spirit that we need, that Terrier element, which doesn't include the Prutton Factor of suicidal mayhem resulting in being sent off. It needs everybody to compete for every ball, and those around that person to help out with presence so they can recieve the ball once it is won, nitty gritty, hard work, sometimes not pretty to watch or to play, but grass root level stuff that needs to be done. This is something that has been missing, too much ball watching and not enough pro active movement off the ball by our players, very little antisipation. Its one major element that Hart has to get going again. I hope that our lot learnt something on Tuesday, its called competing for the ball, I know they didn't play badly, but in this position they all need to look to improving themselves week on week, after all, its not a good advert for their skills being in a relegated team.
Barmy Army said, - We need to now create a siege mentality guys much like Plymouth have done since the points deduction! Only one way to get out of this position and thats fight and battle tooth and nail! No one can change this around now except the management, the players and us! So I am up for the fight and don't plan to give up until the dreaded "R" is against our name!- - B A , Sorry to rub it in but I did say last week and again on Monday/Tuesday, that Peter Reid wouldn't give up because he doesn't know how. He has been fantastic for Plymouth and has them upbeat. - You have correctly identified the spirit that we need, that Terrier element, which doesn't include the Prutton Factor of suicidal mayhem resulting in being sent off. It needs everybody to compete for every ball, and those around that person to help out with presence so they can recieve the ball once it is won, nitty gritty, hard work, sometimes not pretty to watch or to play, but grass root level stuff that needs to be done. This is something that has been missing, too much ball watching and not enough pro active movement off the ball by our players, very little antisipation. Its one major element that Hart has to get going again. I hope that our lot learnt something on Tuesday, its called competing for the ball, I know they didn't play badly, but in this position they all need to look to improving themselves week on week, after all, its not a good advert for their skills being in a relegated team. the wizard
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1:48pm Thu 10 Mar 11

the don69 says...

Is that you Lovesey wrote:
the don69 wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Is that you Lovesey wrote: And on a real positive, if we do go down then we know Benyon can bash goals in all day long in that league !!
I'll join you in that positive thought. I'll stick my neck out now and say that we'll have a very good season next time round, whether we are relegated or we pull off the great escape. My feeling is that the board and manager will pull out all the stops to ensure that there's no possibility of a repeat of this season's debacle.
Wish I could share your positive thoughts for next season,if we are in div2,we will be playing many teams that play hooff ball and try to batter you and some good teams like Crawley and the teams that lose out in the promotion race,many of our players wont fancy div2,our squad will be very different from now and most div2 sides will be after us because we will be one of the bigger teams in div2 the only plus point I can see is a few derby games,sorry to depress you Guys but div2 will be a very long hard season for us,GOD HELP US.
Uh you know we signed Benyon from A div2 team where he already had 15 goals by Jan......
I know Benyon scored 15 goals by Jan,but that means nothing unless he can do that again next season.Leaque2 is now a very tough Leaque I was reminding our fans if we think we will stroll that Leaque, we are in for a Big shock and we will need a lot of new players,because the ones we have now wont hack it in that Leaque I can tell you that now.
[quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: And on a real positive, if we do go down then we know Benyon can bash goals in all day long in that league !![/p][/quote]I'll join you in that positive thought. I'll stick my neck out now and say that we'll have a very good season next time round, whether we are relegated or we pull off the great escape. My feeling is that the board and manager will pull out all the stops to ensure that there's no possibility of a repeat of this season's debacle.[/p][/quote]Wish I could share your positive thoughts for next season,if we are in div2,we will be playing many teams that play hooff ball and try to batter you and some good teams like Crawley and the teams that lose out in the promotion race,many of our players wont fancy div2,our squad will be very different from now and most div2 sides will be after us because we will be one of the bigger teams in div2 the only plus point I can see is a few derby games,sorry to depress you Guys but div2 will be a very long hard season for us,GOD HELP US.[/p][/quote]Uh you know we signed Benyon from A div2 team where he already had 15 goals by Jan......[/p][/quote]I know Benyon scored 15 goals by Jan,but that means nothing unless he can do that again next season.Leaque2 is now a very tough Leaque I was reminding our fans if we think we will stroll that Leaque, we are in for a Big shock and we will need a lot of new players,because the ones we have now wont hack it in that Leaque I can tell you that now. the don69
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1:50pm Thu 10 Mar 11

SAPFanSTFC says...

JohnnyEagle wrote:
Palace fan here - Calvin's not a goalscorer, as his record shows, BUT, he'll get in amongst the opposition defence and win everything in the air, so if you've got players playing off him, he might be just what you need. Lovely guy, guaranteed he'll give you 100% all game, every game. Also understand you'll get Alessane N'Diaye next week when he recovers from a knock. Huge man, will work hard in a DM position but gets forward too. Oh, and a quick word about PH - he seems quiet and uninspiring, but apparently after his pre-match talk at the last game of the season vs Sheff Wed, the players were willing to go out and die for him, so don't be fooled by the calm exterior! Good luck for the run-in, don't want to see you go down.
Cheers for that - good news on the effort front as that is all we can ask for. Too many forwards get slated for not scoring whereas if the team score more with a player in the team then that is good enough....Cheers and fingers crossed!! :-)
[quote][p][bold]JohnnyEagle[/bold] wrote: Palace fan here - Calvin's not a goalscorer, as his record shows, BUT, he'll get in amongst the opposition defence and win everything in the air, so if you've got players playing off him, he might be just what you need. Lovely guy, guaranteed he'll give you 100% all game, every game. Also understand you'll get Alessane N'Diaye next week when he recovers from a knock. Huge man, will work hard in a DM position but gets forward too. Oh, and a quick word about PH - he seems quiet and uninspiring, but apparently after his pre-match talk at the last game of the season vs Sheff Wed, the players were willing to go out and die for him, so don't be fooled by the calm exterior! Good luck for the run-in, don't want to see you go down.[/p][/quote]Cheers for that - good news on the effort front as that is all we can ask for. Too many forwards get slated for not scoring whereas if the team score more with a player in the team then that is good enough....Cheers and fingers crossed!! :-) SAPFanSTFC
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1:54pm Thu 10 Mar 11

SAPFanSTFC says...

ciclosporindorset wrote:
Well sad Batman R. Too many moaners on this site. Wilson outs brigade ok to a point but still going on about Fitton now, with PH the next to be targetted - plus the players. So - there it is - everybody out = management, players, no more season tickets for that lot. So - no club!! Time to start supporting the club and stop heckling from the sidelines. When a positive step is taken by the club - applaud it for Chrs sake. When the club try something - give them a hand and stop beating up everybody about it.
I think you've generalised there a bit.
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A lot of the Wilson Out Brigade - well the later arrivals like me, have never been an AF out or likely to be a PH out - PH isn't even in yet, and even in the days where we'd had enough we'd still be supporting the team 100%
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Agree with the sentiment just don't appreciate getting dumped into an inaccurate generalisation. Not everyone conforms to a simplistic cover all statement.
[quote][p][bold]ciclosporindorset[/bold] wrote: Well sad Batman R. Too many moaners on this site. Wilson outs brigade ok to a point but still going on about Fitton now, with PH the next to be targetted - plus the players. So - there it is - everybody out = management, players, no more season tickets for that lot. So - no club!! Time to start supporting the club and stop heckling from the sidelines. When a positive step is taken by the club - applaud it for Chrs sake. When the club try something - give them a hand and stop beating up everybody about it.[/p][/quote]I think you've generalised there a bit. ... A lot of the Wilson Out Brigade - well the later arrivals like me, have never been an AF out or likely to be a PH out - PH isn't even in yet, and even in the days where we'd had enough we'd still be supporting the team 100% ... Agree with the sentiment just don't appreciate getting dumped into an inaccurate generalisation. Not everyone conforms to a simplistic cover all statement. SAPFanSTFC
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2:00pm Thu 10 Mar 11

SAPFanSTFC says...

zznewyork wrote:
Scored 8 goals in his life,and injury prone,welcome to Swindon
Chirpy as ever!!....and you wonder why you get my back up - selective reading and negative posting....you know nothing about the guy - wiki is not the be all and end all is it eh?
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Happy Days are Here Again - is that you're favourite song!?
[quote][p][bold]zznewyork[/bold] wrote: Scored 8 goals in his life,and injury prone,welcome to Swindon[/p][/quote]Chirpy as ever!!....and you wonder why you get my back up - selective reading and negative posting....you know nothing about the guy - wiki is not the be all and end all is it eh? .... Happy Days are Here Again - is that you're favourite song!? SAPFanSTFC
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2:14pm Thu 10 Mar 11

the don69 says...

Paul Hart knows Calvin Andrew well,he is a big strong hard working player that gives 100%.No hes not a prolific Goalscorer but what you will get is total effort and in are position we need him,good signing Paul.
Paul Hart knows Calvin Andrew well,he is a big strong hard working player that gives 100%.No hes not a prolific Goalscorer but what you will get is total effort and in are position we need him,good signing Paul. the don69
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2:16pm Thu 10 Mar 11

stroudred1959 says...

Don't think the blokes been signed for his goalscoring prowess, he's been signed to be a hard working version of Pericard.This tells me that a number of players like VP, TD days are numbered.I'd start with Andrew, and Benyon up front, with Grella in the hole behind them on Saturday.Let's hope by hook, or by crook we can muster a win, and then see what happens one game at a time.I like the idea of N'diaye turning up next week to strengthen midfield.
Don't think the blokes been signed for his goalscoring prowess, he's been signed to be a hard working version of Pericard.This tells me that a number of players like VP, TD days are numbered.I'd start with Andrew, and Benyon up front, with Grella in the hole behind them on Saturday.Let's hope by hook, or by crook we can muster a win, and then see what happens one game at a time.I like the idea of N'diaye turning up next week to strengthen midfield. stroudred1959
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2:31pm Thu 10 Mar 11

billbst says...

So far I am pleased with the overall play of the team. Unfortunately PH does not have the luxury of time to develop the team. So far he has relied on the experienced midfielders but he should know by now that very few goals will come from that lot. Andrew is the style of player we have missed all season but he will need strong support Saturday so I think Grella will be with him. Benyon will probably be on the bench but I would start him just behind the front 2. That will mean sacrificing one of the wide men but giving the other (Richie) freedom to change wings. That way Andrew might drag CBs out of their comfort zone and create more space for the likes of Benyon to poach. We are not likely to get very far with hopeful crosses against their lads at the back, so make them run around a bit. Guess for the present we will have Douggie and Prutton in the middle. Must win now. Progress is being made just hope we have the time. Will be there and shouting them on. COYRs!!
So far I am pleased with the overall play of the team. Unfortunately PH does not have the luxury of time to develop the team. So far he has relied on the experienced midfielders but he should know by now that very few goals will come from that lot. Andrew is the style of player we have missed all season but he will need strong support Saturday so I think Grella will be with him. Benyon will probably be on the bench but I would start him just behind the front 2. That will mean sacrificing one of the wide men but giving the other (Richie) freedom to change wings. That way Andrew might drag CBs out of their comfort zone and create more space for the likes of Benyon to poach. We are not likely to get very far with hopeful crosses against their lads at the back, so make them run around a bit. Guess for the present we will have Douggie and Prutton in the middle. Must win now. Progress is being made just hope we have the time. Will be there and shouting them on. COYRs!! billbst
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2:45pm Thu 10 Mar 11

smirg kcab says...

its easy to get a striker in isnt it wilson?..i thought it was hard work but mr hart gets 1 in 7 days.........
mind you if hart plays 1 upfront wots the point? surely he must play 4-4-2 with grella as the number striker? anyway well done mr hart just give it your best, most will not renew their season tickets anyway due to how the clubs been run especially paying more for them, thanks to our great mr watkins and co
its easy to get a striker in isnt it wilson?..i thought it was hard work but mr hart gets 1 in 7 days......... mind you if hart plays 1 upfront wots the point? surely he must play 4-4-2 with grella as the number striker? anyway well done mr hart just give it your best, most will not renew their season tickets anyway due to how the clubs been run especially paying more for them, thanks to our great mr watkins and co smirg kcab
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2:50pm Thu 10 Mar 11

Med Red says...

the don69 wrote:
Is that you Lovesey wrote:
the don69 wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Is that you Lovesey wrote: And on a real positive, if we do go down then we know Benyon can bash goals in all day long in that league !!
I'll join you in that positive thought. I'll stick my neck out now and say that we'll have a very good season next time round, whether we are relegated or we pull off the great escape. My feeling is that the board and manager will pull out all the stops to ensure that there's no possibility of a repeat of this season's debacle.
Wish I could share your positive thoughts for next season,if we are in div2,we will be playing many teams that play hooff ball and try to batter you and some good teams like Crawley and the teams that lose out in the promotion race,many of our players wont fancy div2,our squad will be very different from now and most div2 sides will be after us because we will be one of the bigger teams in div2 the only plus point I can see is a few derby games,sorry to depress you Guys but div2 will be a very long hard season for us,GOD HELP US.
Uh you know we signed Benyon from A div2 team where he already had 15 goals by Jan......
I know Benyon scored 15 goals by Jan,but that means nothing unless he can do that again next season.Leaque2 is now a very tough Leaque I was reminding our fans if we think we will stroll that Leaque, we are in for a Big shock and we will need a lot of new players,because the ones we have now wont hack it in that Leaque I can tell you that now.
"we will need a lot of new players,because the ones we have now wont hack it in that League I can tell you that now"..... you're right don69. The in-laws are Gillingham supporters and they reckon a lot of the players in League 2 are massive beasts. If our mini-midgets are being out-muscled in League 1, wait till they're up against League 2 players.

Whilst I'm mentioning the Gills, I should mention a couple of their forwards who are doing mighty well - Cody McDonald and our old mate Akinfenwa. Shame that useless pr1ck of a manager Wilson couldn't have signed either or both of these guys.... instead we got Dossevi when we could have had Akinfenwa for free!!!!
[quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: And on a real positive, if we do go down then we know Benyon can bash goals in all day long in that league !![/p][/quote]I'll join you in that positive thought. I'll stick my neck out now and say that we'll have a very good season next time round, whether we are relegated or we pull off the great escape. My feeling is that the board and manager will pull out all the stops to ensure that there's no possibility of a repeat of this season's debacle.[/p][/quote]Wish I could share your positive thoughts for next season,if we are in div2,we will be playing many teams that play hooff ball and try to batter you and some good teams like Crawley and the teams that lose out in the promotion race,many of our players wont fancy div2,our squad will be very different from now and most div2 sides will be after us because we will be one of the bigger teams in div2 the only plus point I can see is a few derby games,sorry to depress you Guys but div2 will be a very long hard season for us,GOD HELP US.[/p][/quote]Uh you know we signed Benyon from A div2 team where he already had 15 goals by Jan......[/p][/quote]I know Benyon scored 15 goals by Jan,but that means nothing unless he can do that again next season.Leaque2 is now a very tough Leaque I was reminding our fans if we think we will stroll that Leaque, we are in for a Big shock and we will need a lot of new players,because the ones we have now wont hack it in that Leaque I can tell you that now.[/p][/quote]"we will need a lot of new players,because the ones we have now wont hack it in that League I can tell you that now"..... you're right don69. The in-laws are Gillingham supporters and they reckon a lot of the players in League 2 are massive beasts. If our mini-midgets are being out-muscled in League 1, wait till they're up against League 2 players. Whilst I'm mentioning the Gills, I should mention a couple of their forwards who are doing mighty well - Cody McDonald and our old mate Akinfenwa. Shame that useless pr1ck of a manager Wilson couldn't have signed either or both of these guys.... instead we got Dossevi when we could have had Akinfenwa for free!!!! Med Red
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3:14pm Thu 10 Mar 11

the don69 says...

Med Red wrote:
the don69 wrote:
Is that you Lovesey wrote:
the don69 wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Is that you Lovesey wrote: And on a real positive, if we do go down then we know Benyon can bash goals in all day long in that league !!
I'll join you in that positive thought. I'll stick my neck out now and say that we'll have a very good season next time round, whether we are relegated or we pull off the great escape. My feeling is that the board and manager will pull out all the stops to ensure that there's no possibility of a repeat of this season's debacle.
Wish I could share your positive thoughts for next season,if we are in div2,we will be playing many teams that play hooff ball and try to batter you and some good teams like Crawley and the teams that lose out in the promotion race,many of our players wont fancy div2,our squad will be very different from now and most div2 sides will be after us because we will be one of the bigger teams in div2 the only plus point I can see is a few derby games,sorry to depress you Guys but div2 will be a very long hard season for us,GOD HELP US.
Uh you know we signed Benyon from A div2 team where he already had 15 goals by Jan......
I know Benyon scored 15 goals by Jan,but that means nothing unless he can do that again next season.Leaque2 is now a very tough Leaque I was reminding our fans if we think we will stroll that Leaque, we are in for a Big shock and we will need a lot of new players,because the ones we have now wont hack it in that Leaque I can tell you that now.
"we will need a lot of new players,because the ones we have now wont hack it in that League I can tell you that now"..... you're right don69. The in-laws are Gillingham supporters and they reckon a lot of the players in League 2 are massive beasts. If our mini-midgets are being out-muscled in League 1, wait till they're up against League 2 players. Whilst I'm mentioning the Gills, I should mention a couple of their forwards who are doing mighty well - Cody McDonald and our old mate Akinfenwa. Shame that useless pr1ck of a manager Wilson couldn't have signed either or both of these guys.... instead we got Dossevi when we could have had Akinfenwa for free!!!!
Macari said; In the old div4 days, Fitness,pace and Power is what he wanted in that division.I remember some tough battles with the GILLS,really enjoyed the play off win at Selhurst park many years ago,but div2 will be very painful next season, can we stay up please?
[quote][p][bold]Med Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: And on a real positive, if we do go down then we know Benyon can bash goals in all day long in that league !![/p][/quote]I'll join you in that positive thought. I'll stick my neck out now and say that we'll have a very good season next time round, whether we are relegated or we pull off the great escape. My feeling is that the board and manager will pull out all the stops to ensure that there's no possibility of a repeat of this season's debacle.[/p][/quote]Wish I could share your positive thoughts for next season,if we are in div2,we will be playing many teams that play hooff ball and try to batter you and some good teams like Crawley and the teams that lose out in the promotion race,many of our players wont fancy div2,our squad will be very different from now and most div2 sides will be after us because we will be one of the bigger teams in div2 the only plus point I can see is a few derby games,sorry to depress you Guys but div2 will be a very long hard season for us,GOD HELP US.[/p][/quote]Uh you know we signed Benyon from A div2 team where he already had 15 goals by Jan......[/p][/quote]I know Benyon scored 15 goals by Jan,but that means nothing unless he can do that again next season.Leaque2 is now a very tough Leaque I was reminding our fans if we think we will stroll that Leaque, we are in for a Big shock and we will need a lot of new players,because the ones we have now wont hack it in that Leaque I can tell you that now.[/p][/quote]"we will need a lot of new players,because the ones we have now wont hack it in that League I can tell you that now"..... you're right don69. The in-laws are Gillingham supporters and they reckon a lot of the players in League 2 are massive beasts. If our mini-midgets are being out-muscled in League 1, wait till they're up against League 2 players. Whilst I'm mentioning the Gills, I should mention a couple of their forwards who are doing mighty well - Cody McDonald and our old mate Akinfenwa. Shame that useless pr1ck of a manager Wilson couldn't have signed either or both of these guys.... instead we got Dossevi when we could have had Akinfenwa for free!!!![/p][/quote]Macari said; In the old div4 days, Fitness,pace and Power is what he wanted in that division.I remember some tough battles with the GILLS,really enjoyed the play off win at Selhurst park many years ago,but div2 will be very painful next season, can we stay up please? the don69
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3:29pm Thu 10 Mar 11

Pewsham Red says...

smirg kcab wrote:
its easy to get a striker in isnt it wilson?..i thought it was hard work but mr hart gets 1 in 7 days......... mind you if hart plays 1 upfront wots the point? surely he must play 4-4-2 with grella as the number striker? anyway well done mr hart just give it your best, most will not renew their season tickets anyway due to how the clubs been run especially paying more for them, thanks to our great mr watkins and co
Blimey smirg - give it a rest. Wilson's gone and you're still having a pop. Wilson did get in strikers - Dossevi, Pericard, Benyon, Grella and Obika, plus the big young lad who's name escapes me. He also got in Austin, if you recall. Just so happens that most of these have turned out crap - which could well happen with this guy so best not start licking Hart's plums just yet.

In my view, the lack of creativity from midfield is just as much a contributory factor in our lack of goals as our collection of misfiring strikers.

Not sure I agree that most will not renew the season ticket due to how the club is being run - it is more likely that they do not relish watching our useless team playing against a bunch of hit and hope merchants week in, week out.

However, I agree that we need to be playing 4-4-2, especially at home.
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: its easy to get a striker in isnt it wilson?..i thought it was hard work but mr hart gets 1 in 7 days......... mind you if hart plays 1 upfront wots the point? surely he must play 4-4-2 with grella as the number striker? anyway well done mr hart just give it your best, most will not renew their season tickets anyway due to how the clubs been run especially paying more for them, thanks to our great mr watkins and co[/p][/quote]Blimey smirg - give it a rest. Wilson's gone and you're still having a pop. Wilson did get in strikers - Dossevi, Pericard, Benyon, Grella and Obika, plus the big young lad who's name escapes me. He also got in Austin, if you recall. Just so happens that most of these have turned out crap - which could well happen with this guy so best not start licking Hart's plums just yet. In my view, the lack of creativity from midfield is just as much a contributory factor in our lack of goals as our collection of misfiring strikers. Not sure I agree that most will not renew the season ticket due to how the club is being run - it is more likely that they do not relish watching our useless team playing against a bunch of hit and hope merchants week in, week out. However, I agree that we need to be playing 4-4-2, especially at home. Pewsham Red
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3:37pm Thu 10 Mar 11

Pewsham Red says...

Med Red wrote:
the don69 wrote:
Is that you Lovesey wrote:
the don69 wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Is that you Lovesey wrote: And on a real positive, if we do go down then we know Benyon can bash goals in all day long in that league !!
I'll join you in that positive thought. I'll stick my neck out now and say that we'll have a very good season next time round, whether we are relegated or we pull off the great escape. My feeling is that the board and manager will pull out all the stops to ensure that there's no possibility of a repeat of this season's debacle.
Wish I could share your positive thoughts for next season,if we are in div2,we will be playing many teams that play hooff ball and try to batter you and some good teams like Crawley and the teams that lose out in the promotion race,many of our players wont fancy div2,our squad will be very different from now and most div2 sides will be after us because we will be one of the bigger teams in div2 the only plus point I can see is a few derby games,sorry to depress you Guys but div2 will be a very long hard season for us,GOD HELP US.
Uh you know we signed Benyon from A div2 team where he already had 15 goals by Jan......
I know Benyon scored 15 goals by Jan,but that means nothing unless he can do that again next season.Leaque2 is now a very tough Leaque I was reminding our fans if we think we will stroll that Leaque, we are in for a Big shock and we will need a lot of new players,because the ones we have now wont hack it in that Leaque I can tell you that now.
"we will need a lot of new players,because the ones we have now wont hack it in that League I can tell you that now"..... you're right don69. The in-laws are Gillingham supporters and they reckon a lot of the players in League 2 are massive beasts. If our mini-midgets are being out-muscled in League 1, wait till they're up against League 2 players. Whilst I'm mentioning the Gills, I should mention a couple of their forwards who are doing mighty well - Cody McDonald and our old mate Akinfenwa. Shame that useless pr1ck of a manager Wilson couldn't have signed either or both of these guys.... instead we got Dossevi when we could have had Akinfenwa for free!!!!
Bit harsh Med Red. After seeing Akinfenwe play and seeing Dossevi in that pre-season game, I think we would have all signed Dossevi as he could run, was not 19 stone and did not have the turning circle of a tanker.

Granted, next season in Div 4 a 'Rustie Lee' type brute of a striker may well be the answer as Akinfenwe is a lower leagues journeyman.
[quote][p][bold]Med Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: And on a real positive, if we do go down then we know Benyon can bash goals in all day long in that league !![/p][/quote]I'll join you in that positive thought. I'll stick my neck out now and say that we'll have a very good season next time round, whether we are relegated or we pull off the great escape. My feeling is that the board and manager will pull out all the stops to ensure that there's no possibility of a repeat of this season's debacle.[/p][/quote]Wish I could share your positive thoughts for next season,if we are in div2,we will be playing many teams that play hooff ball and try to batter you and some good teams like Crawley and the teams that lose out in the promotion race,many of our players wont fancy div2,our squad will be very different from now and most div2 sides will be after us because we will be one of the bigger teams in div2 the only plus point I can see is a few derby games,sorry to depress you Guys but div2 will be a very long hard season for us,GOD HELP US.[/p][/quote]Uh you know we signed Benyon from A div2 team where he already had 15 goals by Jan......[/p][/quote]I know Benyon scored 15 goals by Jan,but that means nothing unless he can do that again next season.Leaque2 is now a very tough Leaque I was reminding our fans if we think we will stroll that Leaque, we are in for a Big shock and we will need a lot of new players,because the ones we have now wont hack it in that Leaque I can tell you that now.[/p][/quote]"we will need a lot of new players,because the ones we have now wont hack it in that League I can tell you that now"..... you're right don69. The in-laws are Gillingham supporters and they reckon a lot of the players in League 2 are massive beasts. If our mini-midgets are being out-muscled in League 1, wait till they're up against League 2 players. Whilst I'm mentioning the Gills, I should mention a couple of their forwards who are doing mighty well - Cody McDonald and our old mate Akinfenwa. Shame that useless pr1ck of a manager Wilson couldn't have signed either or both of these guys.... instead we got Dossevi when we could have had Akinfenwa for free!!!![/p][/quote]Bit harsh Med Red. After seeing Akinfenwe play and seeing Dossevi in that pre-season game, I think we would have all signed Dossevi as he could run, was not 19 stone and did not have the turning circle of a tanker. Granted, next season in Div 4 a 'Rustie Lee' type brute of a striker may well be the answer as Akinfenwe is a lower leagues journeyman. Pewsham Red
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3:37pm Thu 10 Mar 11

Pete59 says...

stroudred1959 wrote:
Don't think the blokes been signed for his goalscoring prowess, he's been signed to be a hard working version of Pericard.This tells me that a number of players like VP, TD days are numbered.I'd start with Andrew, and Benyon up front, with Grella in the hole behind them on Saturday.Let's hope by hook, or by crook we can muster a win, and then see what happens one game at a time.I like the idea of N'diaye turning up next week to strengthen midfield.
Paul Hart won't play Andew, Benyon & Grella. Probably start with Benyon on the bench and Andrew & Grella to start. Playing what in effect would be three front men, would leave the midfield short.
[quote][p][bold]stroudred1959[/bold] wrote: Don't think the blokes been signed for his goalscoring prowess, he's been signed to be a hard working version of Pericard.This tells me that a number of players like VP, TD days are numbered.I'd start with Andrew, and Benyon up front, with Grella in the hole behind them on Saturday.Let's hope by hook, or by crook we can muster a win, and then see what happens one game at a time.I like the idea of N'diaye turning up next week to strengthen midfield.[/p][/quote]Paul Hart won't play Andew, Benyon & Grella. Probably start with Benyon on the bench and Andrew & Grella to start. Playing what in effect would be three front men, would leave the midfield short. Pete59
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3:46pm Thu 10 Mar 11

Med Red says...

Pewsham Red wrote:
Med Red wrote:
the don69 wrote:
Is that you Lovesey wrote:
the don69 wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Is that you Lovesey wrote: And on a real positive, if we do go down then we know Benyon can bash goals in all day long in that league !!
I'll join you in that positive thought. I'll stick my neck out now and say that we'll have a very good season next time round, whether we are relegated or we pull off the great escape. My feeling is that the board and manager will pull out all the stops to ensure that there's no possibility of a repeat of this season's debacle.
Wish I could share your positive thoughts for next season,if we are in div2,we will be playing many teams that play hooff ball and try to batter you and some good teams like Crawley and the teams that lose out in the promotion race,many of our players wont fancy div2,our squad will be very different from now and most div2 sides will be after us because we will be one of the bigger teams in div2 the only plus point I can see is a few derby games,sorry to depress you Guys but div2 will be a very long hard season for us,GOD HELP US.
Uh you know we signed Benyon from A div2 team where he already had 15 goals by Jan......
I know Benyon scored 15 goals by Jan,but that means nothing unless he can do that again next season.Leaque2 is now a very tough Leaque I was reminding our fans if we think we will stroll that Leaque, we are in for a Big shock and we will need a lot of new players,because the ones we have now wont hack it in that Leaque I can tell you that now.
"we will need a lot of new players,because the ones we have now wont hack it in that League I can tell you that now"..... you're right don69. The in-laws are Gillingham supporters and they reckon a lot of the players in League 2 are massive beasts. If our mini-midgets are being out-muscled in League 1, wait till they're up against League 2 players. Whilst I'm mentioning the Gills, I should mention a couple of their forwards who are doing mighty well - Cody McDonald and our old mate Akinfenwa. Shame that useless pr1ck of a manager Wilson couldn't have signed either or both of these guys.... instead we got Dossevi when we could have had Akinfenwa for free!!!!
Bit harsh Med Red. After seeing Akinfenwe play and seeing Dossevi in that pre-season game, I think we would have all signed Dossevi as he could run, was not 19 stone and did not have the turning circle of a tanker. Granted, next season in Div 4 a 'Rustie Lee' type brute of a striker may well be the answer as Akinfenwe is a lower leagues journeyman.
When did you see Akinfenwa play? "Turning circle of tanker", I think not. He's got amazing quick feet and agility for such a big guy. The Gills fans love him, whereas Dosser could clear off tomorrow and the only reaction from Swindon supporters would be a loud cheer!!
[quote][p][bold]Pewsham Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Med Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: And on a real positive, if we do go down then we know Benyon can bash goals in all day long in that league !![/p][/quote]I'll join you in that positive thought. I'll stick my neck out now and say that we'll have a very good season next time round, whether we are relegated or we pull off the great escape. My feeling is that the board and manager will pull out all the stops to ensure that there's no possibility of a repeat of this season's debacle.[/p][/quote]Wish I could share your positive thoughts for next season,if we are in div2,we will be playing many teams that play hooff ball and try to batter you and some good teams like Crawley and the teams that lose out in the promotion race,many of our players wont fancy div2,our squad will be very different from now and most div2 sides will be after us because we will be one of the bigger teams in div2 the only plus point I can see is a few derby games,sorry to depress you Guys but div2 will be a very long hard season for us,GOD HELP US.[/p][/quote]Uh you know we signed Benyon from A div2 team where he already had 15 goals by Jan......[/p][/quote]I know Benyon scored 15 goals by Jan,but that means nothing unless he can do that again next season.Leaque2 is now a very tough Leaque I was reminding our fans if we think we will stroll that Leaque, we are in for a Big shock and we will need a lot of new players,because the ones we have now wont hack it in that Leaque I can tell you that now.[/p][/quote]"we will need a lot of new players,because the ones we have now wont hack it in that League I can tell you that now"..... you're right don69. The in-laws are Gillingham supporters and they reckon a lot of the players in League 2 are massive beasts. If our mini-midgets are being out-muscled in League 1, wait till they're up against League 2 players. Whilst I'm mentioning the Gills, I should mention a couple of their forwards who are doing mighty well - Cody McDonald and our old mate Akinfenwa. Shame that useless pr1ck of a manager Wilson couldn't have signed either or both of these guys.... instead we got Dossevi when we could have had Akinfenwa for free!!!![/p][/quote]Bit harsh Med Red. After seeing Akinfenwe play and seeing Dossevi in that pre-season game, I think we would have all signed Dossevi as he could run, was not 19 stone and did not have the turning circle of a tanker. Granted, next season in Div 4 a 'Rustie Lee' type brute of a striker may well be the answer as Akinfenwe is a lower leagues journeyman.[/p][/quote]When did you see Akinfenwa play? "Turning circle of tanker", I think not. He's got amazing quick feet and agility for such a big guy. The Gills fans love him, whereas Dosser could clear off tomorrow and the only reaction from Swindon supporters would be a loud cheer!! Med Red
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4:02pm Thu 10 Mar 11

BillyLucas4me says...

I may have said this before but the rot set in last season. If you recall we were favourites for promotion and then the wheels came off and we frittered away our advantage and only just made the play-off and finished with nothing.

I would like to see the statistics for ,say, the last ten matches of last season adeed to the disaster of theis season so far.

Danny was a nice man but his record fror playing people out of position and poor substition techniques were facts before he came here.
If Mr Hart can instill the backbone being shown in adversity at Plymouth, we may just scrape home.

Security word is 'rich-lead' .Let us hope that that is prophetic!d
I may have said this before but the rot set in last season. If you recall we were favourites for promotion and then the wheels came off and we frittered away our advantage and only just made the play-off and finished with nothing. I would like to see the statistics for ,say, the last ten matches of last season adeed to the disaster of theis season so far. Danny was a nice man but his record fror playing people out of position and poor substition techniques were facts before he came here. If Mr Hart can instill the backbone being shown in adversity at Plymouth, we may just scrape home. Security word is 'rich-lead' .Let us hope that that is prophetic!d BillyLucas4me
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4:02pm Thu 10 Mar 11

BillyLucas4me says...

I may have said this before but the rot set in last season. If you recall we were favourites for promotion and then the wheels came off and we frittered away our advantage and only just made the play-off and finished with nothing.

I would like to see the statistics for ,say, the last ten matches of last season adeed to the disaster of theis season so far.

Danny was a nice man but his record fror playing people out of position and poor substition techniques were facts before he came here.
If Mr Hart can instill the backbone being shown in adversity at Plymouth, we may just scrape home.

Security word is 'rich-lead' .Let us hope that that is prophetic!d
I may have said this before but the rot set in last season. If you recall we were favourites for promotion and then the wheels came off and we frittered away our advantage and only just made the play-off and finished with nothing. I would like to see the statistics for ,say, the last ten matches of last season adeed to the disaster of theis season so far. Danny was a nice man but his record fror playing people out of position and poor substition techniques were facts before he came here. If Mr Hart can instill the backbone being shown in adversity at Plymouth, we may just scrape home. Security word is 'rich-lead' .Let us hope that that is prophetic!d BillyLucas4me
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4:04pm Thu 10 Mar 11

stroudred1959 says...

Pete59 wrote:
stroudred1959 wrote:
Don't think the blokes been signed for his goalscoring prowess, he's been signed to be a hard working version of Pericard.This tells me that a number of players like VP, TD days are numbered.I'd start with Andrew, and Benyon up front, with Grella in the hole behind them on Saturday.Let's hope by hook, or by crook we can muster a win, and then see what happens one game at a time.I like the idea of N'diaye turning up next week to strengthen midfield.
Paul Hart won't play Andew, Benyon & Grella. Probably start with Benyon on the bench and Andrew & Grella to start. Playing what in effect would be three front men, would leave the midfield short.
You're probably right Pete, but as we need wins big time, i think PH must go a bit more direct.He therefore can probably afford to forgo a bit in midfield, I don't reckon D&R are about to play a sophisticated midfield passing game.Fight fire with fire methinks!We need goals best way to get them is to have as many goal scorers on the pitch as practical?
[quote][p][bold]Pete59[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stroudred1959[/bold] wrote: Don't think the blokes been signed for his goalscoring prowess, he's been signed to be a hard working version of Pericard.This tells me that a number of players like VP, TD days are numbered.I'd start with Andrew, and Benyon up front, with Grella in the hole behind them on Saturday.Let's hope by hook, or by crook we can muster a win, and then see what happens one game at a time.I like the idea of N'diaye turning up next week to strengthen midfield.[/p][/quote]Paul Hart won't play Andew, Benyon & Grella. Probably start with Benyon on the bench and Andrew & Grella to start. Playing what in effect would be three front men, would leave the midfield short.[/p][/quote]You're probably right Pete, but as we need wins big time, i think PH must go a bit more direct.He therefore can probably afford to forgo a bit in midfield, I don't reckon D&R are about to play a sophisticated midfield passing game.Fight fire with fire methinks!We need goals best way to get them is to have as many goal scorers on the pitch as practical? stroudred1959
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4:06pm Thu 10 Mar 11

BillyLucas4me says...

Security word should have been fat fingers - apologies for typing errors!w
Security word should have been fat fingers - apologies for typing errors!w BillyLucas4me
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4:08pm Thu 10 Mar 11

Oi Den! says...

the don69 wrote:
Is that you Lovesey wrote:
the don69 wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Is that you Lovesey wrote: And on a real positive, if we do go down then we know Benyon can bash goals in all day long in that league !!
I'll join you in that positive thought. I'll stick my neck out now and say that we'll have a very good season next time round, whether we are relegated or we pull off the great escape. My feeling is that the board and manager will pull out all the stops to ensure that there's no possibility of a repeat of this season's debacle.
Wish I could share your positive thoughts for next season,if we are in div2,we will be playing many teams that play hooff ball and try to batter you and some good teams like Crawley and the teams that lose out in the promotion race,many of our players wont fancy div2,our squad will be very different from now and most div2 sides will be after us because we will be one of the bigger teams in div2 the only plus point I can see is a few derby games,sorry to depress you Guys but div2 will be a very long hard season for us,GOD HELP US.
Uh you know we signed Benyon from A div2 team where he already had 15 goals by Jan......
I know Benyon scored 15 goals by Jan,but that means nothing unless he can do that again next season.Leaque2 is now a very tough Leaque I was reminding our fans if we think we will stroll that Leaque, we are in for a Big shock and we will need a lot of new players,because the ones we have now wont hack it in that Leaque I can tell you that now.
I don't disagree with any of that Don. My point is that, after this season's almighty c0ck-up, I believe the board and manager will make sure we have the right players for whichever division we're in next term. Whatever happens over the next two months, I think we can expect wholesale changes during the summer. Many players will want to leave and many will be shown the door.
[quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: And on a real positive, if we do go down then we know Benyon can bash goals in all day long in that league !![/p][/quote]I'll join you in that positive thought. I'll stick my neck out now and say that we'll have a very good season next time round, whether we are relegated or we pull off the great escape. My feeling is that the board and manager will pull out all the stops to ensure that there's no possibility of a repeat of this season's debacle.[/p][/quote]Wish I could share your positive thoughts for next season,if we are in div2,we will be playing many teams that play hooff ball and try to batter you and some good teams like Crawley and the teams that lose out in the promotion race,many of our players wont fancy div2,our squad will be very different from now and most div2 sides will be after us because we will be one of the bigger teams in div2 the only plus point I can see is a few derby games,sorry to depress you Guys but div2 will be a very long hard season for us,GOD HELP US.[/p][/quote]Uh you know we signed Benyon from A div2 team where he already had 15 goals by Jan......[/p][/quote]I know Benyon scored 15 goals by Jan,but that means nothing unless he can do that again next season.Leaque2 is now a very tough Leaque I was reminding our fans if we think we will stroll that Leaque, we are in for a Big shock and we will need a lot of new players,because the ones we have now wont hack it in that Leaque I can tell you that now.[/p][/quote]I don't disagree with any of that Don. My point is that, after this season's almighty c0ck-up, I believe the board and manager will make sure we have the right players for whichever division we're in next term. Whatever happens over the next two months, I think we can expect wholesale changes during the summer. Many players will want to leave and many will be shown the door. Oi Den!
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4:35pm Thu 10 Mar 11

Pewsham Red says...

Med Red - I saw Akinfenwe play for Northampton who let him go a while back, which is hardly the best recommendation.

Gills fans may love him, but you may want to look at the web page below and make your own mind up.

I am not saying for one minute he is worse than Dossevi but I am not sure Wilson should be criticised for not signing him. Just so happens Dossevi turned out to be one of the worst players we have seen for a long time!!

''Fattest (professional) footballer you've ever seen?
Ade Akinfenwa is the size of a bus. www.northstandchat.c
om/showthread.php... ''
Med Red - I saw Akinfenwe play for Northampton who let him go a while back, which is hardly the best recommendation. Gills fans may love him, but you may want to look at the web page below and make your own mind up. I am not saying for one minute he is worse than Dossevi but I am not sure Wilson should be criticised for not signing him. Just so happens Dossevi turned out to be one of the worst players we have seen for a long time!! ''Fattest (professional) footballer you've ever seen? Ade Akinfenwa is the size of a bus. www.northstandchat.c om/showthread.php... '' Pewsham Red
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4:57pm Thu 10 Mar 11

Med Red says...

Pewsham - I think Northampton, tried to keep him. Also Sturrock wanted him at Sarfend.... here's the "fat fella" in action http://news.bbc.co.u
k/sport1/hi/football
/eng_div_3/9416492.s
tm - I know who I'd rather have! Cracking goal from Curtis Weston too.
Pewsham - I think Northampton, tried to keep him. Also Sturrock wanted him at Sarfend.... here's the "fat fella" in action http://news.bbc.co.u k/sport1/hi/football /eng_div_3/9416492.s tm - I know who I'd rather have! Cracking goal from Curtis Weston too. Med Red
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5:05pm Thu 10 Mar 11

LeGod says...

i've got nothing against the new manager as i think he has been given an almost impossible task what really gets me is that weve got all the teams around us that seem to have more desire than our players as theyve all had a bit of a run by showing some grit and determination to win games and im getting fed up with some of our players now having a go at the fans as they need to realise we have been watching them all season and only seeing 5 home wins is tough to take. If this lot keep us up i will buy all of them a drink but as i said that i just saw a pig fly past my window.
i've got nothing against the new manager as i think he has been given an almost impossible task what really gets me is that weve got all the teams around us that seem to have more desire than our players as theyve all had a bit of a run by showing some grit and determination to win games and im getting fed up with some of our players now having a go at the fans as they need to realise we have been watching them all season and only seeing 5 home wins is tough to take. If this lot keep us up i will buy all of them a drink but as i said that i just saw a pig fly past my window. LeGod
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5:38pm Thu 10 Mar 11

smirg kcab says...

Pewsham Red wrote:
smirg kcab wrote: its easy to get a striker in isnt it wilson?..i thought it was hard work but mr hart gets 1 in 7 days......... mind you if hart plays 1 upfront wots the point? surely he must play 4-4-2 with grella as the number striker? anyway well done mr hart just give it your best, most will not renew their season tickets anyway due to how the clubs been run especially paying more for them, thanks to our great mr watkins and co
Blimey smirg - give it a rest. Wilson's gone and you're still having a pop. Wilson did get in strikers - Dossevi, Pericard, Benyon, Grella and Obika, plus the big young lad who's name escapes me. He also got in Austin, if you recall. Just so happens that most of these have turned out crap - which could well happen with this guy so best not start licking Hart's plums just yet. In my view, the lack of creativity from midfield is just as much a contributory factor in our lack of goals as our collection of misfiring strikers. Not sure I agree that most will not renew the season ticket due to how the club is being run - it is more likely that they do not relish watching our useless team playing against a bunch of hit and hope merchants week in, week out. However, I agree that we need to be playing 4-4-2, especially at home.
pop, shall we just forget this idiot then?, after all it was him and our famous board whos got us in this mess.i take it you have been pleased with wilson signings then, please do me a favour i will rate them i.m.o and you do yours 0-10
dossevi 1/10
pericard 0/10
benyon 5/10 unfair to judge but bearing in mind wilson has got a habit in signing injury prone players
grella 9/10 on wot i have seen
obika 0/10
austin who wilson did not sign fitton did 10/10 more if i could give it.
pavett we will never know, even wilson would not play him when we was desperate for anyone to score and still are..
not licking harts plums as hes played 1 upfront in both games when 4-4-2 was a must. but we get behind him and give him a chance, we was down prior to harts appointment,
as for season tickets its not in my hands, 3 of us our not and many post on here say they will not, and for extra money ,i.m.o if they get 1,500 then i think they have done well, so i guess you think around 5,000 will renew then or higher/lower? (it is more likely that they do not relish watching our useless team playing against a bunch of hit and hope merchants week in, week out YOURWORDS. and you say stop having a pop at him)
look forward to your ratings after all its only a game and everyones opinion is different thats why its such a great game (only when you win tho lol)
oh i forgot In my view, the lack of creativity from midfield is just as much a contributory factor in our lack of goals as our collection of misfiring strikers (your words) who signed these lack of creativity players?
pop pop pop pop pop pop pop
[quote][p][bold]Pewsham Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: its easy to get a striker in isnt it wilson?..i thought it was hard work but mr hart gets 1 in 7 days......... mind you if hart plays 1 upfront wots the point? surely he must play 4-4-2 with grella as the number striker? anyway well done mr hart just give it your best, most will not renew their season tickets anyway due to how the clubs been run especially paying more for them, thanks to our great mr watkins and co[/p][/quote]Blimey smirg - give it a rest. Wilson's gone and you're still having a pop. Wilson did get in strikers - Dossevi, Pericard, Benyon, Grella and Obika, plus the big young lad who's name escapes me. He also got in Austin, if you recall. Just so happens that most of these have turned out crap - which could well happen with this guy so best not start licking Hart's plums just yet. In my view, the lack of creativity from midfield is just as much a contributory factor in our lack of goals as our collection of misfiring strikers. Not sure I agree that most will not renew the season ticket due to how the club is being run - it is more likely that they do not relish watching our useless team playing against a bunch of hit and hope merchants week in, week out. However, I agree that we need to be playing 4-4-2, especially at home.[/p][/quote]pop, shall we just forget this idiot then?, after all it was him and our famous board whos got us in this mess.i take it you have been pleased with wilson signings then, please do me a favour i will rate them i.m.o and you do yours 0-10 dossevi 1/10 pericard 0/10 benyon 5/10 unfair to judge but bearing in mind wilson has got a habit in signing injury prone players grella 9/10 on wot i have seen obika 0/10 austin who wilson did not sign fitton did 10/10 more if i could give it. pavett we will never know, even wilson would not play him when we was desperate for anyone to score and still are.. not licking harts plums as hes played 1 upfront in both games when 4-4-2 was a must. but we get behind him and give him a chance, we was down prior to harts appointment, as for season tickets its not in my hands, 3 of us our not and many post on here say they will not, and for extra money ,i.m.o if they get 1,500 then i think they have done well, so i guess you think around 5,000 will renew then or higher/lower? (it is more likely that they do not relish watching our useless team playing against a bunch of hit and hope merchants week in, week out YOURWORDS. and you say stop having a pop at him) look forward to your ratings after all its only a game and everyones opinion is different thats why its such a great game (only when you win tho lol) oh i forgot In my view, the lack of creativity from midfield is just as much a contributory factor in our lack of goals as our collection of misfiring strikers (your words) who signed these lack of creativity players? pop pop pop pop pop pop pop smirg kcab
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6:09pm Thu 10 Mar 11

Redmooney says...

Med Red wrote:
Pewsham - I think Northampton, tried to keep him. Also Sturrock wanted him at Sarfend.... here's the "fat fella" in action http://news.bbc.co.u

k/sport1/hi/football

/eng_div_3/9416492.s

tm - I know who I'd rather have! Cracking goal from Curtis Weston too.
We could have got both akinfenwa and Matt tubbs for peanuts in the summer, tubbsy would have cost us about 50k just what crawley paid for him. Imagine how different our season could have been had we had Austin with tubbs or akinfenwa up front. Wilson just couldnt spot a good goalscorer, yet with my limited knowledge of watching players I was able to see that we should have signed both tubbs and akinfenwa back then.
Maybe if we stayed up we could get them both in the summer should gillingham and crawley fail to get promoted (unlikely). would cost us a load more though! especially tubbs he must be worth about 500k+ now.
[quote][p][bold]Med Red[/bold] wrote: Pewsham - I think Northampton, tried to keep him. Also Sturrock wanted him at Sarfend.... here's the "fat fella" in action http://news.bbc.co.u k/sport1/hi/football /eng_div_3/9416492.s tm - I know who I'd rather have! Cracking goal from Curtis Weston too.[/p][/quote]We could have got both akinfenwa and Matt tubbs for peanuts in the summer, tubbsy would have cost us about 50k just what crawley paid for him. Imagine how different our season could have been had we had Austin with tubbs or akinfenwa up front. Wilson just couldnt spot a good goalscorer, yet with my limited knowledge of watching players I was able to see that we should have signed both tubbs and akinfenwa back then. Maybe if we stayed up we could get them both in the summer should gillingham and crawley fail to get promoted (unlikely). would cost us a load more though! especially tubbs he must be worth about 500k+ now. Redmooney
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6:17pm Thu 10 Mar 11

Redmooney says...

Re;calvin andrew, What we need is a goalscorer not another pericard type. So i dont care if hes 5ft6 or 6ft6 all that matters is he knows where the goal is, otherwise we're going down.


As it is Id favour playing all 3 benyon grella and andrew against dagenham. Drop jpm (awful player) on the right and just play ritchie on the left. bring O'brien on with 25 minutes to go.
Re;calvin andrew, What we need is a goalscorer not another pericard type. So i dont care if hes 5ft6 or 6ft6 all that matters is he knows where the goal is, otherwise we're going down. As it is Id favour playing all 3 benyon grella and andrew against dagenham. Drop jpm (awful player) on the right and just play ritchie on the left. bring O'brien on with 25 minutes to go. Redmooney
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7:16pm Thu 10 Mar 11

zznewyork says...

SAPFanSTFC wrote:
zznewyork wrote: Scored 8 goals in his life,and injury prone,welcome to Swindon
Chirpy as ever!!....and you wonder why you get my back up - selective reading and negative posting....you know nothing about the guy - wiki is not the be all and end all is it eh? .... Happy Days are Here Again - is that you're favourite song!?
No sir i dont wonder,i dont care,i posted a small fact here last week and you came back at me with a mouthful of abuse.
My posting was without comment,and steve thinks its irrellevant,but i think its very rellevant to sign a striker who actually scores,we have to many already who dont,haveing said that i very much respect steves view,I also think he signed him to do a specific job,but i do wonder if his presense will be enough to make the others that much better,I like hart as manager,but think its a little too late,he knows more about the game than any of us,i will be truely happy to be wrong,but IMO we are just not goodenough.
[quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]zznewyork[/bold] wrote: Scored 8 goals in his life,and injury prone,welcome to Swindon[/p][/quote]Chirpy as ever!!....and you wonder why you get my back up - selective reading and negative posting....you know nothing about the guy - wiki is not the be all and end all is it eh? .... Happy Days are Here Again - is that you're favourite song!?[/p][/quote]No sir i dont wonder,i dont care,i posted a small fact here last week and you came back at me with a mouthful of abuse. My posting was without comment,and steve thinks its irrellevant,but i think its very rellevant to sign a striker who actually scores,we have to many already who dont,haveing said that i very much respect steves view,I also think he signed him to do a specific job,but i do wonder if his presense will be enough to make the others that much better,I like hart as manager,but think its a little too late,he knows more about the game than any of us,i will be truely happy to be wrong,but IMO we are just not goodenough. zznewyork
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7:20pm Thu 10 Mar 11

zznewyork says...

ps. my favorite song is" smile tho your heart is aching"
ps. my favorite song is" smile tho your heart is aching" zznewyork
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8:37pm Thu 10 Mar 11

Oi Den! says...

zznewyork wrote:
ps. my favorite song is" smile tho your heart is aching"
zz, here's today's completely useless piece of information: Did you know Charlie Chaplin wrote that one? By the way, I wouldn't get too exercised by ol' SAPfan's comments. He's called me a pr@t and a tw@t in the same post before now. I think he shoots first and asks questions later. I just have a little chuckle.
[quote][p][bold]zznewyork[/bold] wrote: ps. my favorite song is" smile tho your heart is aching"[/p][/quote]zz, here's today's completely useless piece of information: Did you know Charlie Chaplin wrote that one? By the way, I wouldn't get too exercised by ol' SAPfan's comments. He's called me a pr@t and a tw@t in the same post before now. I think he shoots first and asks questions later. I just have a little chuckle. Oi Den!
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8:39pm Thu 10 Mar 11

SAPFanSTFC says...

zznewyork wrote:
SAPFanSTFC wrote:
zznewyork wrote: Scored 8 goals in his life,and injury prone,welcome to Swindon
Chirpy as ever!!....and you wonder why you get my back up - selective reading and negative posting....you know nothing about the guy - wiki is not the be all and end all is it eh? .... Happy Days are Here Again - is that you're favourite song!?
No sir i dont wonder,i dont care,i posted a small fact here last week and you came back at me with a mouthful of abuse. My posting was without comment,and steve thinks its irrellevant,but i think its very rellevant to sign a striker who actually scores,we have to many already who dont,haveing said that i very much respect steves view,I also think he signed him to do a specific job,but i do wonder if his presense will be enough to make the others that much better,I like hart as manager,but think its a little too late,he knows more about the game than any of us,i will be truely happy to be wrong,but IMO we are just not goodenough.
Maybe my language was a bit strong last week but emotions are running high at the moment and for that OI apologise, but I did feel that you had mis-represented things and included a lot of positive fans views in a negative outlook...I also took it a bit personally and wanted to be clear that not all STFC fans who speak up for one thing are negative about the other.
....
That particular post was about who would come in if PH wasn't here next year - specualtion and discussion, and we were by no means being disrespectful to him....I for one would be more than happy if it is still PH with an understudy as it will mean he has picked us up by the scruff of the neck and given us a decent finish to the season ...regardless of which league we're in.
...
After meeting him in the hotel on Tuesday night before the game I'm full of admiration for someone who talks so plainly and so willingly to any old fan who happens to be around.
...
So come on then - when was your first STFC game, I'm intrugued by your comment last week?
[quote][p][bold]zznewyork[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]zznewyork[/bold] wrote: Scored 8 goals in his life,and injury prone,welcome to Swindon[/p][/quote]Chirpy as ever!!....and you wonder why you get my back up - selective reading and negative posting....you know nothing about the guy - wiki is not the be all and end all is it eh? .... Happy Days are Here Again - is that you're favourite song!?[/p][/quote]No sir i dont wonder,i dont care,i posted a small fact here last week and you came back at me with a mouthful of abuse. My posting was without comment,and steve thinks its irrellevant,but i think its very rellevant to sign a striker who actually scores,we have to many already who dont,haveing said that i very much respect steves view,I also think he signed him to do a specific job,but i do wonder if his presense will be enough to make the others that much better,I like hart as manager,but think its a little too late,he knows more about the game than any of us,i will be truely happy to be wrong,but IMO we are just not goodenough.[/p][/quote]Maybe my language was a bit strong last week but emotions are running high at the moment and for that OI apologise, but I did feel that you had mis-represented things and included a lot of positive fans views in a negative outlook...I also took it a bit personally and wanted to be clear that not all STFC fans who speak up for one thing are negative about the other. .... That particular post was about who would come in if PH wasn't here next year - specualtion and discussion, and we were by no means being disrespectful to him....I for one would be more than happy if it is still PH with an understudy as it will mean he has picked us up by the scruff of the neck and given us a decent finish to the season ...regardless of which league we're in. ... After meeting him in the hotel on Tuesday night before the game I'm full of admiration for someone who talks so plainly and so willingly to any old fan who happens to be around. ... So come on then - when was your first STFC game, I'm intrugued by your comment last week? SAPFanSTFC
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8:42pm Thu 10 Mar 11

zznewyork says...

Oi Den! wrote:
zznewyork wrote: ps. my favorite song is" smile tho your heart is aching"
zz, here's today's completely useless piece of information: Did you know Charlie Chaplin wrote that one? By the way, I wouldn't get too exercised by ol' SAPfan's comments. He's called me a pr@t and a tw@t in the same post before now. I think he shoots first and asks questions later. I just have a little chuckle.
Have to laugh my friend,and as you said many times we are only talking about kicking a ball around
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]zznewyork[/bold] wrote: ps. my favorite song is" smile tho your heart is aching"[/p][/quote]zz, here's today's completely useless piece of information: Did you know Charlie Chaplin wrote that one? By the way, I wouldn't get too exercised by ol' SAPfan's comments. He's called me a pr@t and a tw@t in the same post before now. I think he shoots first and asks questions later. I just have a little chuckle.[/p][/quote]Have to laugh my friend,and as you said many times we are only talking about kicking a ball around zznewyork
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8:50pm Thu 10 Mar 11

zznewyork says...

SAPFanSTFC wrote:
zznewyork wrote:
SAPFanSTFC wrote:
zznewyork wrote: Scored 8 goals in his life,and injury prone,welcome to Swindon
Chirpy as ever!!....and you wonder why you get my back up - selective reading and negative posting....you know nothing about the guy - wiki is not the be all and end all is it eh? .... Happy Days are Here Again - is that you're favourite song!?
No sir i dont wonder,i dont care,i posted a small fact here last week and you came back at me with a mouthful of abuse. My posting was without comment,and steve thinks its irrellevant,but i think its very rellevant to sign a striker who actually scores,we have to many already who dont,haveing said that i very much respect steves view,I also think he signed him to do a specific job,but i do wonder if his presense will be enough to make the others that much better,I like hart as manager,but think its a little too late,he knows more about the game than any of us,i will be truely happy to be wrong,but IMO we are just not goodenough.
Maybe my language was a bit strong last week but emotions are running high at the moment and for that OI apologise, but I did feel that you had mis-represented things and included a lot of positive fans views in a negative outlook...I also took it a bit personally and wanted to be clear that not all STFC fans who speak up for one thing are negative about the other. .... That particular post was about who would come in if PH wasn't here next year - specualtion and discussion, and we were by no means being disrespectful to him....I for one would be more than happy if it is still PH with an understudy as it will mean he has picked us up by the scruff of the neck and given us a decent finish to the season ...regardless of which league we're in. ... After meeting him in the hotel on Tuesday night before the game I'm full of admiration for someone who talks so plainly and so willingly to any old fan who happens to be around. ... So come on then - when was your first STFC game, I'm intrugued by your comment last week?
To be honest i dont remember my first game,but i know andy mikleright was center forward and richards inside left
[quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]zznewyork[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]zznewyork[/bold] wrote: Scored 8 goals in his life,and injury prone,welcome to Swindon[/p][/quote]Chirpy as ever!!....and you wonder why you get my back up - selective reading and negative posting....you know nothing about the guy - wiki is not the be all and end all is it eh? .... Happy Days are Here Again - is that you're favourite song!?[/p][/quote]No sir i dont wonder,i dont care,i posted a small fact here last week and you came back at me with a mouthful of abuse. My posting was without comment,and steve thinks its irrellevant,but i think its very rellevant to sign a striker who actually scores,we have to many already who dont,haveing said that i very much respect steves view,I also think he signed him to do a specific job,but i do wonder if his presense will be enough to make the others that much better,I like hart as manager,but think its a little too late,he knows more about the game than any of us,i will be truely happy to be wrong,but IMO we are just not goodenough.[/p][/quote]Maybe my language was a bit strong last week but emotions are running high at the moment and for that OI apologise, but I did feel that you had mis-represented things and included a lot of positive fans views in a negative outlook...I also took it a bit personally and wanted to be clear that not all STFC fans who speak up for one thing are negative about the other. .... That particular post was about who would come in if PH wasn't here next year - specualtion and discussion, and we were by no means being disrespectful to him....I for one would be more than happy if it is still PH with an understudy as it will mean he has picked us up by the scruff of the neck and given us a decent finish to the season ...regardless of which league we're in. ... After meeting him in the hotel on Tuesday night before the game I'm full of admiration for someone who talks so plainly and so willingly to any old fan who happens to be around. ... So come on then - when was your first STFC game, I'm intrugued by your comment last week?[/p][/quote]To be honest i dont remember my first game,but i know andy mikleright was center forward and richards inside left zznewyork
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8:57pm Thu 10 Mar 11

Oi Den! says...

zznewyork wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
zznewyork wrote: ps. my favorite song is" smile tho your heart is aching"
zz, here's today's completely useless piece of information: Did you know Charlie Chaplin wrote that one? By the way, I wouldn't get too exercised by ol' SAPfan's comments. He's called me a pr@t and a tw@t in the same post before now. I think he shoots first and asks questions later. I just have a little chuckle.
Have to laugh my friend,and as you said many times we are only talking about kicking a ball around
Oh dear, I'll have to try to stop repeating myself myself
[quote][p][bold]zznewyork[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]zznewyork[/bold] wrote: ps. my favorite song is" smile tho your heart is aching"[/p][/quote]zz, here's today's completely useless piece of information: Did you know Charlie Chaplin wrote that one? By the way, I wouldn't get too exercised by ol' SAPfan's comments. He's called me a pr@t and a tw@t in the same post before now. I think he shoots first and asks questions later. I just have a little chuckle.[/p][/quote]Have to laugh my friend,and as you said many times we are only talking about kicking a ball around[/p][/quote]Oh dear, I'll have to try to stop repeating myself myself Oi Den!
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9:02pm Thu 10 Mar 11

zznewyork says...

Oi Den! wrote:
zznewyork wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
zznewyork wrote: ps. my favorite song is" smile tho your heart is aching"
zz, here's today's completely useless piece of information: Did you know Charlie Chaplin wrote that one? By the way, I wouldn't get too exercised by ol' SAPfan's comments. He's called me a pr@t and a tw@t in the same post before now. I think he shoots first and asks questions later. I just have a little chuckle.
Have to laugh my friend,and as you said many times we are only talking about kicking a ball around
Oh dear, I'll have to try to stop repeating myself myself
Maybe it was me just thinking you said it many times,lol
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]zznewyork[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]zznewyork[/bold] wrote: ps. my favorite song is" smile tho your heart is aching"[/p][/quote]zz, here's today's completely useless piece of information: Did you know Charlie Chaplin wrote that one? By the way, I wouldn't get too exercised by ol' SAPfan's comments. He's called me a pr@t and a tw@t in the same post before now. I think he shoots first and asks questions later. I just have a little chuckle.[/p][/quote]Have to laugh my friend,and as you said many times we are only talking about kicking a ball around[/p][/quote]Oh dear, I'll have to try to stop repeating myself myself[/p][/quote]Maybe it was me just thinking you said it many times,lol zznewyork
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9:15pm Thu 10 Mar 11

steve. says...

zznewyork wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
zznewyork wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
zznewyork wrote: ps. my favorite song is" smile tho your heart is aching"
zz, here's today's completely useless piece of information: Did you know Charlie Chaplin wrote that one? By the way, I wouldn't get too exercised by ol' SAPfan's comments. He's called me a pr@t and a tw@t in the same post before now. I think he shoots first and asks questions later. I just have a little chuckle.
Have to laugh my friend,and as you said many times we are only talking about kicking a ball around
Oh dear, I'll have to try to stop repeating myself myself
Maybe it was me just thinking you said it many times,lol
Whats this see no evil hear no evil :O)
[quote][p][bold]zznewyork[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]zznewyork[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]zznewyork[/bold] wrote: ps. my favorite song is" smile tho your heart is aching"[/p][/quote]zz, here's today's completely useless piece of information: Did you know Charlie Chaplin wrote that one? By the way, I wouldn't get too exercised by ol' SAPfan's comments. He's called me a pr@t and a tw@t in the same post before now. I think he shoots first and asks questions later. I just have a little chuckle.[/p][/quote]Have to laugh my friend,and as you said many times we are only talking about kicking a ball around[/p][/quote]Oh dear, I'll have to try to stop repeating myself myself[/p][/quote]Maybe it was me just thinking you said it many times,lol[/p][/quote]Whats this see no evil hear no evil :O) steve.
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10:13pm Thu 10 Mar 11

SAPFanSTFC says...

zznewyork wrote:
SAPFanSTFC wrote:
zznewyork wrote:
SAPFanSTFC wrote:
zznewyork wrote: Scored 8 goals in his life,and injury prone,welcome to Swindon
Chirpy as ever!!....and you wonder why you get my back up - selective reading and negative posting....you know nothing about the guy - wiki is not the be all and end all is it eh? .... Happy Days are Here Again - is that you're favourite song!?
No sir i dont wonder,i dont care,i posted a small fact here last week and you came back at me with a mouthful of abuse. My posting was without comment,and steve thinks its irrellevant,but i think its very rellevant to sign a striker who actually scores,we have to many already who dont,haveing said that i very much respect steves view,I also think he signed him to do a specific job,but i do wonder if his presense will be enough to make the others that much better,I like hart as manager,but think its a little too late,he knows more about the game than any of us,i will be truely happy to be wrong,but IMO we are just not goodenough.
Maybe my language was a bit strong last week but emotions are running high at the moment and for that OI apologise, but I did feel that you had mis-represented things and included a lot of positive fans views in a negative outlook...I also took it a bit personally and wanted to be clear that not all STFC fans who speak up for one thing are negative about the other. .... That particular post was about who would come in if PH wasn't here next year - specualtion and discussion, and we were by no means being disrespectful to him....I for one would be more than happy if it is still PH with an understudy as it will mean he has picked us up by the scruff of the neck and given us a decent finish to the season ...regardless of which league we're in. ... After meeting him in the hotel on Tuesday night before the game I'm full of admiration for someone who talks so plainly and so willingly to any old fan who happens to be around. ... So come on then - when was your first STFC game, I'm intrugued by your comment last week?
To be honest i dont remember my first game,but i know andy mikleright was center forward and richards inside left
Must've been mid-late 50s I guess - don't know too much about our history in that era - I remember the old Div III but not the Div III South.
....
Would love to have seen th eCountry Ground late 40s early 50s - that would have been a sight!.
[quote][p][bold]zznewyork[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]zznewyork[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]zznewyork[/bold] wrote: Scored 8 goals in his life,and injury prone,welcome to Swindon[/p][/quote]Chirpy as ever!!....and you wonder why you get my back up - selective reading and negative posting....you know nothing about the guy - wiki is not the be all and end all is it eh? .... Happy Days are Here Again - is that you're favourite song!?[/p][/quote]No sir i dont wonder,i dont care,i posted a small fact here last week and you came back at me with a mouthful of abuse. My posting was without comment,and steve thinks its irrellevant,but i think its very rellevant to sign a striker who actually scores,we have to many already who dont,haveing said that i very much respect steves view,I also think he signed him to do a specific job,but i do wonder if his presense will be enough to make the others that much better,I like hart as manager,but think its a little too late,he knows more about the game than any of us,i will be truely happy to be wrong,but IMO we are just not goodenough.[/p][/quote]Maybe my language was a bit strong last week but emotions are running high at the moment and for that OI apologise, but I did feel that you had mis-represented things and included a lot of positive fans views in a negative outlook...I also took it a bit personally and wanted to be clear that not all STFC fans who speak up for one thing are negative about the other. .... That particular post was about who would come in if PH wasn't here next year - specualtion and discussion, and we were by no means being disrespectful to him....I for one would be more than happy if it is still PH with an understudy as it will mean he has picked us up by the scruff of the neck and given us a decent finish to the season ...regardless of which league we're in. ... After meeting him in the hotel on Tuesday night before the game I'm full of admiration for someone who talks so plainly and so willingly to any old fan who happens to be around. ... So come on then - when was your first STFC game, I'm intrugued by your comment last week?[/p][/quote]To be honest i dont remember my first game,but i know andy mikleright was center forward and richards inside left[/p][/quote]Must've been mid-late 50s I guess - don't know too much about our history in that era - I remember the old Div III but not the Div III South. .... Would love to have seen th eCountry Ground late 40s early 50s - that would have been a sight!. SAPFanSTFC
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10:40pm Thu 10 Mar 11

Oi Den! says...

SAPFanSTFC wrote:
zznewyork wrote:
SAPFanSTFC wrote:
zznewyork wrote:
SAPFanSTFC wrote:
zznewyork wrote: Scored 8 goals in his life,and injury prone,welcome to Swindon
Chirpy as ever!!....and you wonder why you get my back up - selective reading and negative posting....you know nothing about the guy - wiki is not the be all and end all is it eh? .... Happy Days are Here Again - is that you're favourite song!?
No sir i dont wonder,i dont care,i posted a small fact here last week and you came back at me with a mouthful of abuse. My posting was without comment,and steve thinks its irrellevant,but i think its very rellevant to sign a striker who actually scores,we have to many already who dont,haveing said that i very much respect steves view,I also think he signed him to do a specific job,but i do wonder if his presense will be enough to make the others that much better,I like hart as manager,but think its a little too late,he knows more about the game than any of us,i will be truely happy to be wrong,but IMO we are just not goodenough.
Maybe my language was a bit strong last week but emotions are running high at the moment and for that OI apologise, but I did feel that you had mis-represented things and included a lot of positive fans views in a negative outlook...I also took it a bit personally and wanted to be clear that not all STFC fans who speak up for one thing are negative about the other. .... That particular post was about who would come in if PH wasn't here next year - specualtion and discussion, and we were by no means being disrespectful to him....I for one would be more than happy if it is still PH with an understudy as it will mean he has picked us up by the scruff of the neck and given us a decent finish to the season ...regardless of which league we're in. ... After meeting him in the hotel on Tuesday night before the game I'm full of admiration for someone who talks so plainly and so willingly to any old fan who happens to be around. ... So come on then - when was your first STFC game, I'm intrugued by your comment last week?
To be honest i dont remember my first game,but i know andy mikleright was center forward and richards inside left
Must've been mid-late 50s I guess - don't know too much about our history in that era - I remember the old Div III but not the Div III South. .... Would love to have seen th eCountry Ground late 40s early 50s - that would have been a sight!.
Div 3 South was before my time too SAPfan. It was consigned to history in 1958, along with Div 3 North of course. I don't think there was much of the CG to see in those days - no stand on Shrivenham Rd. I think the Town End was covered. On the north side there was the small stand that eventually made way for what is now the Arkells Stand, in about 1970. It was quite surreal to see that new stand "growing" behind the old one, which remained in use while building was taking place.
[quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]zznewyork[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]zznewyork[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]zznewyork[/bold] wrote: Scored 8 goals in his life,and injury prone,welcome to Swindon[/p][/quote]Chirpy as ever!!....and you wonder why you get my back up - selective reading and negative posting....you know nothing about the guy - wiki is not the be all and end all is it eh? .... Happy Days are Here Again - is that you're favourite song!?[/p][/quote]No sir i dont wonder,i dont care,i posted a small fact here last week and you came back at me with a mouthful of abuse. My posting was without comment,and steve thinks its irrellevant,but i think its very rellevant to sign a striker who actually scores,we have to many already who dont,haveing said that i very much respect steves view,I also think he signed him to do a specific job,but i do wonder if his presense will be enough to make the others that much better,I like hart as manager,but think its a little too late,he knows more about the game than any of us,i will be truely happy to be wrong,but IMO we are just not goodenough.[/p][/quote]Maybe my language was a bit strong last week but emotions are running high at the moment and for that OI apologise, but I did feel that you had mis-represented things and included a lot of positive fans views in a negative outlook...I also took it a bit personally and wanted to be clear that not all STFC fans who speak up for one thing are negative about the other. .... That particular post was about who would come in if PH wasn't here next year - specualtion and discussion, and we were by no means being disrespectful to him....I for one would be more than happy if it is still PH with an understudy as it will mean he has picked us up by the scruff of the neck and given us a decent finish to the season ...regardless of which league we're in. ... After meeting him in the hotel on Tuesday night before the game I'm full of admiration for someone who talks so plainly and so willingly to any old fan who happens to be around. ... So come on then - when was your first STFC game, I'm intrugued by your comment last week?[/p][/quote]To be honest i dont remember my first game,but i know andy mikleright was center forward and richards inside left[/p][/quote]Must've been mid-late 50s I guess - don't know too much about our history in that era - I remember the old Div III but not the Div III South. .... Would love to have seen th eCountry Ground late 40s early 50s - that would have been a sight!.[/p][/quote]Div 3 South was before my time too SAPfan. It was consigned to history in 1958, along with Div 3 North of course. I don't think there was much of the CG to see in those days - no stand on Shrivenham Rd. I think the Town End was covered. On the north side there was the small stand that eventually made way for what is now the Arkells Stand, in about 1970. It was quite surreal to see that new stand "growing" behind the old one, which remained in use while building was taking place. Oi Den!
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11:14pm Thu 10 Mar 11

zznewyork says...

Oi Den! wrote:
SAPFanSTFC wrote:
zznewyork wrote:
SAPFanSTFC wrote:
zznewyork wrote:
SAPFanSTFC wrote:
zznewyork wrote: Scored 8 goals in his life,and injury prone,welcome to Swindon
Chirpy as ever!!....and you wonder why you get my back up - selective reading and negative posting....you know nothing about the guy - wiki is not the be all and end all is it eh? .... Happy Days are Here Again - is that you're favourite song!?
No sir i dont wonder,i dont care,i posted a small fact here last week and you came back at me with a mouthful of abuse. My posting was without comment,and steve thinks its irrellevant,but i think its very rellevant to sign a striker who actually scores,we have to many already who dont,haveing said that i very much respect steves view,I also think he signed him to do a specific job,but i do wonder if his presense will be enough to make the others that much better,I like hart as manager,but think its a little too late,he knows more about the game than any of us,i will be truely happy to be wrong,but IMO we are just not goodenough.
Maybe my language was a bit strong last week but emotions are running high at the moment and for that OI apologise, but I did feel that you had mis-represented things and included a lot of positive fans views in a negative outlook...I also took it a bit personally and wanted to be clear that not all STFC fans who speak up for one thing are negative about the other. .... That particular post was about who would come in if PH wasn't here next year - specualtion and discussion, and we were by no means being disrespectful to him....I for one would be more than happy if it is still PH with an understudy as it will mean he has picked us up by the scruff of the neck and given us a decent finish to the season ...regardless of which league we're in. ... After meeting him in the hotel on Tuesday night before the game I'm full of admiration for someone who talks so plainly and so willingly to any old fan who happens to be around. ... So come on then - when was your first STFC game, I'm intrugued by your comment last week?
To be honest i dont remember my first game,but i know andy mikleright was center forward and richards inside left
Must've been mid-late 50s I guess - don't know too much about our history in that era - I remember the old Div III but not the Div III South. .... Would love to have seen th eCountry Ground late 40s early 50s - that would have been a sight!.
Div 3 South was before my time too SAPfan. It was consigned to history in 1958, along with Div 3 North of course. I don't think there was much of the CG to see in those days - no stand on Shrivenham Rd. I think the Town End was covered. On the north side there was the small stand that eventually made way for what is now the Arkells Stand, in about 1970. It was quite surreal to see that new stand "growing" behind the old one, which remained in use while building was taking place.
If my memory serves me well,Norwich finished bottom and town one place above them in div3 south,and yes it was interesting place to be,only seating was in north stand,but stratton bank was huge,large crowds also,the toilets were old iron,and you would need a gas mask to go there on cold days, with the steam rising,if i remember correctly we bought our first set of floodlights from Brentford,and later moved them to shrivenham road when we updated,i used to walk to games via the old canel past the golden lion and bhs,and who could forget Arnold Darcy i played against him in later years.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]zznewyork[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]zznewyork[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]zznewyork[/bold] wrote: Scored 8 goals in his life,and injury prone,welcome to Swindon[/p][/quote]Chirpy as ever!!....and you wonder why you get my back up - selective reading and negative posting....you know nothing about the guy - wiki is not the be all and end all is it eh? .... Happy Days are Here Again - is that you're favourite song!?[/p][/quote]No sir i dont wonder,i dont care,i posted a small fact here last week and you came back at me with a mouthful of abuse. My posting was without comment,and steve thinks its irrellevant,but i think its very rellevant to sign a striker who actually scores,we have to many already who dont,haveing said that i very much respect steves view,I also think he signed him to do a specific job,but i do wonder if his presense will be enough to make the others that much better,I like hart as manager,but think its a little too late,he knows more about the game than any of us,i will be truely happy to be wrong,but IMO we are just not goodenough.[/p][/quote]Maybe my language was a bit strong last week but emotions are running high at the moment and for that OI apologise, but I did feel that you had mis-represented things and included a lot of positive fans views in a negative outlook...I also took it a bit personally and wanted to be clear that not all STFC fans who speak up for one thing are negative about the other. .... That particular post was about who would come in if PH wasn't here next year - specualtion and discussion, and we were by no means being disrespectful to him....I for one would be more than happy if it is still PH with an understudy as it will mean he has picked us up by the scruff of the neck and given us a decent finish to the season ...regardless of which league we're in. ... After meeting him in the hotel on Tuesday night before the game I'm full of admiration for someone who talks so plainly and so willingly to any old fan who happens to be around. ... So come on then - when was your first STFC game, I'm intrugued by your comment last week?[/p][/quote]To be honest i dont remember my first game,but i know andy mikleright was center forward and richards inside left[/p][/quote]Must've been mid-late 50s I guess - don't know too much about our history in that era - I remember the old Div III but not the Div III South. .... Would love to have seen th eCountry Ground late 40s early 50s - that would have been a sight!.[/p][/quote]Div 3 South was before my time too SAPfan. It was consigned to history in 1958, along with Div 3 North of course. I don't think there was much of the CG to see in those days - no stand on Shrivenham Rd. I think the Town End was covered. On the north side there was the small stand that eventually made way for what is now the Arkells Stand, in about 1970. It was quite surreal to see that new stand "growing" behind the old one, which remained in use while building was taking place.[/p][/quote]If my memory serves me well,Norwich finished bottom and town one place above them in div3 south,and yes it was interesting place to be,only seating was in north stand,but stratton bank was huge,large crowds also,the toilets were old iron,and you would need a gas mask to go there on cold days, with the steam rising,if i remember correctly we bought our first set of floodlights from Brentford,and later moved them to shrivenham road when we updated,i used to walk to games via the old canel past the golden lion and bhs,and who could forget Arnold Darcy i played against him in later years. zznewyork
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11:36pm Thu 10 Mar 11

Jock Strop says...

ZZ - you're right -started watching Town round about 1961 - Dad took me to 1st game -his and mine - he never went agian - FA cup - v Everton?? we lost 5-0?? the Bank at the back was twice the height it is now. You're not wrong about the BenGhazis either!

" i used to walk to games via the old canel past the golden lion and bhs,and who could forget Arnold Darcy i played against him in later years."

"I met my love by the gas works wall
Dreamed a dream by the old canal
I kissed my girl by the factory wall
Dirty old town
........" ahhh happy days eh ZZ and Arnold - outside right or left or both - became a painter and decorator for years!

Whatever happened to my all time hero(not really) Wilf Shergold is what I want to know!!! Think he married my mates sister! He's not you ZZ is he? would us oldies know who you are?
ZZ - you're right -started watching Town round about 1961 - Dad took me to 1st game -his and mine - he never went agian - FA cup - v Everton?? we lost 5-0?? the Bank at the back was twice the height it is now. You're not wrong about the BenGhazis either! " i used to walk to games via the old canel past the golden lion and bhs,and who could forget Arnold Darcy i played against him in later years." "I met my love by the gas works wall Dreamed a dream by the old canal I kissed my girl by the factory wall Dirty old town ........" ahhh happy days eh ZZ and Arnold - outside right or left or both - became a painter and decorator for years! Whatever happened to my all time hero(not really) Wilf Shergold is what I want to know!!! Think he married my mates sister! He's not you ZZ is he? would us oldies know who you are? Jock Strop
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12:02am Fri 11 Mar 11

zznewyork says...

Jock Strop wrote:
ZZ - you're right -started watching Town round about 1961 - Dad took me to 1st game -his and mine - he never went agian - FA cup - v Everton?? we lost 5-0?? the Bank at the back was twice the height it is now. You're not wrong about the BenGhazis either! " i used to walk to games via the old canel past the golden lion and bhs,and who could forget Arnold Darcy i played against him in later years." "I met my love by the gas works wall Dreamed a dream by the old canal I kissed my girl by the factory wall Dirty old town ........" ahhh happy days eh ZZ and Arnold - outside right or left or both - became a painter and decorator for years! Whatever happened to my all time hero(not really) Wilf Shergold is what I want to know!!! Think he married my mates sister! He's not you ZZ is he? would us oldies know who you are?
Not me jock,i do remember Shergold he must of weighed 10stone in a wet overcoat,i,m just an ordinary bloke from Swindon who lives in America.
[quote][p][bold]Jock Strop[/bold] wrote: ZZ - you're right -started watching Town round about 1961 - Dad took me to 1st game -his and mine - he never went agian - FA cup - v Everton?? we lost 5-0?? the Bank at the back was twice the height it is now. You're not wrong about the BenGhazis either! " i used to walk to games via the old canel past the golden lion and bhs,and who could forget Arnold Darcy i played against him in later years." "I met my love by the gas works wall Dreamed a dream by the old canal I kissed my girl by the factory wall Dirty old town ........" ahhh happy days eh ZZ and Arnold - outside right or left or both - became a painter and decorator for years! Whatever happened to my all time hero(not really) Wilf Shergold is what I want to know!!! Think he married my mates sister! He's not you ZZ is he? would us oldies know who you are?[/p][/quote]Not me jock,i do remember Shergold he must of weighed 10stone in a wet overcoat,i,m just an ordinary bloke from Swindon who lives in America. zznewyork
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12:14am Fri 11 Mar 11

zznewyork says...

Thanks everyone for allowing me to indulge in my trip down memory lane.
I,m just a few years older than you jock,i,m 65,was,nt that everton cup game midweek due to the weather buildup,? i think we beat luton to be able to play them,Jackson scored a couple.
Thanks everyone for allowing me to indulge in my trip down memory lane. I,m just a few years older than you jock,i,m 65,was,nt that everton cup game midweek due to the weather buildup,? i think we beat luton to be able to play them,Jackson scored a couple. zznewyork
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10:46am Fri 11 Mar 11

Pewsham Red says...

Keep your wig on smirg. I was just responding to the two points you raised in your post and you've gone rambling off in a completely different direction.

Didn't read all your post but I was only stating that Wilson has got strikers in, as your post was implying he hadn't and that it was likely to be the quality of football in the lower leagues that would keep fans away, not the way the club is being run.

At no stage did I claim that our strikers weren't crap or that we would get 5000 season ticket holders.
Keep your wig on smirg. I was just responding to the two points you raised in your post and you've gone rambling off in a completely different direction. Didn't read all your post but I was only stating that Wilson has got strikers in, as your post was implying he hadn't and that it was likely to be the quality of football in the lower leagues that would keep fans away, not the way the club is being run. At no stage did I claim that our strikers weren't crap or that we would get 5000 season ticket holders. Pewsham Red
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12:27pm Fri 11 Mar 11

smirg kcab says...

Pewsham Red wrote:
Keep your wig on smirg. I was just responding to the two points you raised in your post and you've gone rambling off in a completely different direction. Didn't read all your post but I was only stating that Wilson has got strikers in, as your post was implying he hadn't and that it was likely to be the quality of football in the lower leagues that would keep fans away, not the way the club is being run. At no stage did I claim that our strikers weren't crap or that we would get 5000 season ticket holders.
he got no strikers in (strikers scores goals, and fitton got austin not willywanker) so how many s/t do you think we will sell then, and how do you mark our so called strikers then? trying to say this in good nature and not shouting my wig off. sorry if you thought any different
[quote][p][bold]Pewsham Red[/bold] wrote: Keep your wig on smirg. I was just responding to the two points you raised in your post and you've gone rambling off in a completely different direction. Didn't read all your post but I was only stating that Wilson has got strikers in, as your post was implying he hadn't and that it was likely to be the quality of football in the lower leagues that would keep fans away, not the way the club is being run. At no stage did I claim that our strikers weren't crap or that we would get 5000 season ticket holders.[/p][/quote]he got no strikers in (strikers scores goals, and fitton got austin not willywanker) so how many s/t do you think we will sell then, and how do you mark our so called strikers then? trying to say this in good nature and not shouting my wig off. sorry if you thought any different smirg kcab
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12:59pm Fri 11 Mar 11

SAPFanSTFC says...

zznewyork wrote:
Thanks everyone for allowing me to indulge in my trip down memory lane. I,m just a few years older than you jock,i,m 65,was,nt that everton cup game midweek due to the weather buildup,? i think we beat luton to be able to play them,Jackson scored a couple.
Cheers all, enjoyed reading all those updates.
....
Oi'Den have to say I didn't realise the Arkells stand was built so close to my first game....I thought it had been there since the early 60s wow!
....
Have to say my Dad and I always used to stand under the old Aldershot(?) Tattoo stand near the Shrivenham Rd end.....normally in amongst all the bloomin away fans who got worse in the 70s and in winter on a thick piece of polystyrene to keep the cold off my feet.
....
We only sat in that old stand ONCE!! and never again - all a bit wobbly in the wind and with the cheering - It was packed out for the West Ham or Everton Cup match in the mid 70s - think the former as I remember Strouds goal from his own penalty area!!.....ok it gets longer every time but it was certainly near if not just inside the half-way line.
....
Have to revisit sdome of this next week as I'd like to learn a bit more from you more experienced campaigners!!
[quote][p][bold]zznewyork[/bold] wrote: Thanks everyone for allowing me to indulge in my trip down memory lane. I,m just a few years older than you jock,i,m 65,was,nt that everton cup game midweek due to the weather buildup,? i think we beat luton to be able to play them,Jackson scored a couple.[/p][/quote]Cheers all, enjoyed reading all those updates. .... Oi'Den have to say I didn't realise the Arkells stand was built so close to my first game....I thought it had been there since the early 60s wow! .... Have to say my Dad and I always used to stand under the old Aldershot(?) Tattoo stand near the Shrivenham Rd end.....normally in amongst all the bloomin away fans who got worse in the 70s and in winter on a thick piece of polystyrene to keep the cold off my feet. .... We only sat in that old stand ONCE!! and never again - all a bit wobbly in the wind and with the cheering - It was packed out for the West Ham or Everton Cup match in the mid 70s - think the former as I remember Strouds goal from his own penalty area!!.....ok it gets longer every time but it was certainly near if not just inside the half-way line. .... Have to revisit sdome of this next week as I'd like to learn a bit more from you more experienced campaigners!! SAPFanSTFC
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1:27pm Fri 11 Mar 11

Pewsham Red says...

No worries smirg - appreciate it was all good natured, although you could say he got no defenders in as they are meant to stop goals. However, how many goals has Andrew scored? None so far, so a bit early to congratulate Hart as this guy could be the next Pericard, Dossevi, Obika, Ben Hutchinson, Tope Abracadabra etc.

As for season ticket sales - not a clue and as for marking our strikers out of ten, I can't as I have not seen enough of Benyon and Obika or anything of Grella.

Still think we don't create enough chances but Pericard and Dossevi are two of the worst players I have seen in many a year. In my view, we should have kept Alex Revell and that is not being wise after the event.
No worries smirg - appreciate it was all good natured, although you could say he got no defenders in as they are meant to stop goals. However, how many goals has Andrew scored? None so far, so a bit early to congratulate Hart as this guy could be the next Pericard, Dossevi, Obika, Ben Hutchinson, Tope Abracadabra etc. As for season ticket sales - not a clue and as for marking our strikers out of ten, I can't as I have not seen enough of Benyon and Obika or anything of Grella. Still think we don't create enough chances but Pericard and Dossevi are two of the worst players I have seen in many a year. In my view, we should have kept Alex Revell and that is not being wise after the event. Pewsham Red
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9:50pm Fri 11 Mar 11

BillyLucas4me says...

I have selected 'No' to the 'E=mail me when a comment is added.' C Despite this I am getting hundreds of the'.$%^&U*^%% things.
Each one assures me that if I don't want them I should click on the link and select the 'No' button on the notification option.

Where on earth is that?
I have selected 'No' to the 'E=mail me when a comment is added.' C Despite this I am getting hundreds of the'.$%^&U*^%% things. Each one assures me that if I don't want them I should click on the link and select the 'No' button on the notification option. Where on earth is that? BillyLucas4me
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