Troy's thanks to Paolo

Swindon Advertiser: Troy's thanks to Paolo Troy's thanks to Paolo

TROY Archibald-Henville has thanked Swindon Town manager Paolo Di Canio and his coaching staff for guiding him through his recent injury problems, both mentally and physically.

Archibald-Henville has spent several weeks on the sidelines with a strain in a muscle at the back of a knee but could be included in Town’s matchday squad at Carlisle on Saturday.

And the former Exeter centre-back has revealed that Di Canio and his backroom team have ensured that his period out of the game has not become too painful.

“Before they said to me ‘try to stay positive, don’t get frustrated’,” he told the Advertiser.

“I think that’s the easiest thing to do and it’s happened to me in the past. Every player will probably tell you when you get injured and you’re out it’s so frustrating.

“You want to get back.

“They told me to stay positive and stay focused on getting back and getting back in the team.

“Although you know that’s the right thing to do, no one has actually said it to me before coach-wise.

“No one has spoken to me, taken me to the side and said to me ‘keep positive and you’ll be back soon’.”

After starting the first two games of the campaign, Archibald-Henville appeared to be one of the first names on Di Canio’s teamsheet.

But the ex-Tottenham trainee has gone on to watch Aden Flint secure a regular run in the side as well as see Darren Ward arrive on loan from Millwall.

However, he is ready to rise to the challenge and force his way back into the Robins’ starting line-up.

“Like I said before any of the games, I knew there was competition for places and with Wardy now it’s a bit more so now,” he said. “But I’m still the same, my plan here is still the same.

“I still want play as much as I can and do as much as I can for the team and for the club, as well as doing well for myself.

“Everyone was happy with the result at Stoke and we’ve had a few negative results since then but I think we’ll do well.

“I’m confident the team will do well this season.

“On Saturday we didn’t do as well as we could do but we know that. We’ve talk about it. We talk about stuff all the time, even after the games where we do well we talk about how to improve and how to do better in the next game.

“I’m sure we’re going to do well and we’re going to have another successful season like last year.”

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8:53am Thu 13 Sep 12

umpcah says...

I`ve seen Troy play twice and have seen what good anticipation and positional sense he has. Aden will have to be on tiptop form to keep him out of the starting eleven.
I`ve seen Troy play twice and have seen what good anticipation and positional sense he has. Aden will have to be on tiptop form to keep him out of the starting eleven. umpcah

9:13am Thu 13 Sep 12

old town robin says...

umpcah wrote:
I`ve seen Troy play twice and have seen what good anticipation and positional sense he has. Aden will have to be on tiptop form to keep him out of the starting eleven.
You never know, you might see Flint and Troy along side each other, Don't think macca's place as a centre back is that secure for div 1.
[quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: I`ve seen Troy play twice and have seen what good anticipation and positional sense he has. Aden will have to be on tiptop form to keep him out of the starting eleven.[/p][/quote]You never know, you might see Flint and Troy along side each other, Don't think macca's place as a centre back is that secure for div 1. old town robin

9:40am Thu 13 Sep 12

London Red says...

As much as it pains me to say this :0) - I think Den was right!
.
Last season a debate went on about Macca at CB in L1 and whether he would be good enough or not - and due to our cup exploits most felt he would be - me included
.
However, as Den has always says cup should be ignored as it is no real representation of the league
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I not too sure if we will see Flint and Troy
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Both very similar and bothvery young
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I personally think we will see Troy and Ward before too long
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Macca will then probably challenge Navarro for the anchor role in midfield with Ferry and Miller the creative role
.
As I said when we signed Coke - not sure where this leaves him really unless he simply adds options to both midfield roles
As much as it pains me to say this :0) - I think Den was right! . Last season a debate went on about Macca at CB in L1 and whether he would be good enough or not - and due to our cup exploits most felt he would be - me included . However, as Den has always says cup should be ignored as it is no real representation of the league . I not too sure if we will see Flint and Troy . Both very similar and bothvery young . I personally think we will see Troy and Ward before too long . Macca will then probably challenge Navarro for the anchor role in midfield with Ferry and Miller the creative role . As I said when we signed Coke - not sure where this leaves him really unless he simply adds options to both midfield roles London Red

10:36am Thu 13 Sep 12

Oi Den! says...

You gave me a chuckle there LR! I wouldn't say that all Cup form should be completely disregarded. However, as well as we played against Brighton and Stoke, I think those games are unreliable as a form guide, as it was pretty clear Poyet and Pulis weren't bothered about the competition. For me, the benchmark we need to get back to is the form and spirit we showed against MK. We looked like a team that knew how to take a game by the scruff of the neck. My concern is that we seem to have lost that confidence and cohesion - or, to use one of last season's popular words, togetherness.
You gave me a chuckle there LR! I wouldn't say that all Cup form should be completely disregarded. However, as well as we played against Brighton and Stoke, I think those games are unreliable as a form guide, as it was pretty clear Poyet and Pulis weren't bothered about the competition. For me, the benchmark we need to get back to is the form and spirit we showed against MK. We looked like a team that knew how to take a game by the scruff of the neck. My concern is that we seem to have lost that confidence and cohesion - or, to use one of last season's popular words, togetherness. Oi Den!

10:48am Thu 13 Sep 12

mrclick says...

Don't think Flint will cut it in this side, Maca clearly employed in sweeper type role when we are attacking, and he has been very good at this, as he is very mobile and good in the air, with decent distribution. Flint doesn't bring these skills to the party. I would see us line up as a back three, Troy Ward Bessone Macca in front... who knows only the PDC man
Don't think Flint will cut it in this side, Maca clearly employed in sweeper type role when we are attacking, and he has been very good at this, as he is very mobile and good in the air, with decent distribution. Flint doesn't bring these skills to the party. I would see us line up as a back three, Troy Ward Bessone Macca in front... who knows only the PDC man mrclick

11:58am Thu 13 Sep 12

Swindon1984 says...

mrclick wrote:
Don't think Flint will cut it in this side, Maca clearly employed in sweeper type role when we are attacking, and he has been very good at this, as he is very mobile and good in the air, with decent distribution. Flint doesn't bring these skills to the party. I would see us line up as a back three, Troy Ward Bessone Macca in front... who knows only the PDC man
Not saying you're wrong but can't see that happening, and I wouldn't be in favour of it either - seems lopsided to me. Then again I like a lot of people seem to be a bit uncomfortable with anything but a flat back four, or at least a back three with dedicated wing backs. Don't think we've got anyone qualified for that role at the minute.

Would like to see a settled side again. Could be Troy and Flint in the centre, could Troy and Ward (some have written him off, unfairly I reckon - comments of "worst player ever" spring to mind as particular examples of reactionary stupidity). Looks likely Troy will end up first choice centre half when fit as he seems to be the most rounded player we have in that position.
[quote][p][bold]mrclick[/bold] wrote: Don't think Flint will cut it in this side, Maca clearly employed in sweeper type role when we are attacking, and he has been very good at this, as he is very mobile and good in the air, with decent distribution. Flint doesn't bring these skills to the party. I would see us line up as a back three, Troy Ward Bessone Macca in front... who knows only the PDC man[/p][/quote]Not saying you're wrong but can't see that happening, and I wouldn't be in favour of it either - seems lopsided to me. Then again I like a lot of people seem to be a bit uncomfortable with anything but a flat back four, or at least a back three with dedicated wing backs. Don't think we've got anyone qualified for that role at the minute. Would like to see a settled side again. Could be Troy and Flint in the centre, could Troy and Ward (some have written him off, unfairly I reckon - comments of "worst player ever" spring to mind as particular examples of reactionary stupidity). Looks likely Troy will end up first choice centre half when fit as he seems to be the most rounded player we have in that position. Swindon1984

12:51pm Thu 13 Sep 12

Is that you Lovesey says...

Just got back from Hollibobs, firstly, what brilliant news that MR has signed a contract extention.... loving that news, secondly, WTF happened with Preston and Orient.....and the Oxford....

I think Flint and Archie would make a very no nonsense pairing, which will be good in some games, I personally thought Macca would be better in Midfield anyway.

It seems that Caddis going and five new faces in had a negative effect on the team.... I thought the team looked settled and positive before we signed 5 players.
Just got back from Hollibobs, firstly, what brilliant news that MR has signed a contract extention.... loving that news, secondly, WTF happened with Preston and Orient.....and the Oxford.... I think Flint and Archie would make a very no nonsense pairing, which will be good in some games, I personally thought Macca would be better in Midfield anyway. It seems that Caddis going and five new faces in had a negative effect on the team.... I thought the team looked settled and positive before we signed 5 players. Is that you Lovesey

1:09pm Thu 13 Sep 12

smirg kcab says...

Is that you Lovesey wrote:
Just got back from Hollibobs, firstly, what brilliant news that MR has signed a contract extention.... loving that news, secondly, WTF happened with Preston and Orient.....and the Oxford....

I think Flint and Archie would make a very no nonsense pairing, which will be good in some games, I personally thought Macca would be better in Midfield anyway.

It seems that Caddis going and five new faces in had a negative effect on the team.... I thought the team looked settled and positive before we signed 5 players.
Last year we only had one player Alan Connell who was shiit scared against paolo now we have 11 they are all to frightened to put a foot wrong because of the public hanging he will give to individual players.
Onwards and upwards
[quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: Just got back from Hollibobs, firstly, what brilliant news that MR has signed a contract extention.... loving that news, secondly, WTF happened with Preston and Orient.....and the Oxford.... I think Flint and Archie would make a very no nonsense pairing, which will be good in some games, I personally thought Macca would be better in Midfield anyway. It seems that Caddis going and five new faces in had a negative effect on the team.... I thought the team looked settled and positive before we signed 5 players.[/p][/quote]Last year we only had one player Alan Connell who was shiit scared against paolo now we have 11 they are all to frightened to put a foot wrong because of the public hanging he will give to individual players. Onwards and upwards smirg kcab

3:04pm Thu 13 Sep 12

avo says...

He's such a cnut to work for isn't he?
He's such a cnut to work for isn't he? avo

3:19pm Thu 13 Sep 12

the don69 says...

avo wrote:
He's such a cnut to work for isn't he?
I wouldn't go that far avo!but he must be a pain in the @ss!LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]avo[/bold] wrote: He's such a cnut to work for isn't he?[/p][/quote]I wouldn't go that far avo!but he must be a pain in the @ss!LOL!!!!!!!!!!!! the don69

5:19pm Thu 13 Sep 12

smirg kcab says...

avo wrote:
He's such a cnut to work for isn't he?
perhaps
Mr Clarke
Mr caddis
Mr tehoue
Mr Connell
Mr kerrouche
Mr smith
Mr timlin
Mr fodd
Could answer that,
Paolo will take us up. He is the right man at Swindon but the one thing I have learnt about him since the Preston game is that he could not/ never will manage a bigger club than Swindon.
Could you imagine him managing players who on 50 grand+ a week? They would eat him alive, also no other chairman would employ him after the individual slating to players.
Caddis yes that needed to come out, but as for flint that should have been done behind closed doors IMO .
Even the crowd wasn't singing his name against l.o
Onwards and upwards
[quote][p][bold]avo[/bold] wrote: He's such a cnut to work for isn't he?[/p][/quote]perhaps Mr Clarke Mr caddis Mr tehoue Mr Connell Mr kerrouche Mr smith Mr timlin Mr fodd Could answer that, Paolo will take us up. He is the right man at Swindon but the one thing I have learnt about him since the Preston game is that he could not/ never will manage a bigger club than Swindon. Could you imagine him managing players who on 50 grand+ a week? They would eat him alive, also no other chairman would employ him after the individual slating to players. Caddis yes that needed to come out, but as for flint that should have been done behind closed doors IMO . Even the crowd wasn't singing his name against l.o Onwards and upwards smirg kcab

5:34pm Thu 13 Sep 12

avo says...

tongue in cheek smirg, tongue in cheek my son. I love the bloke personally.
tongue in cheek smirg, tongue in cheek my son. I love the bloke personally. avo

7:02pm Thu 13 Sep 12

London Red says...

Smirg I think you'll find PdC is here for 3 years - then of to the Prem for 10 - then he is spending 4 as England Manager while ending our 60 odd years of hurt by winning the World Cup before retiring to manage his restaurant and tend to his vine yards in Italy
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http://www.dailymail
.co.uk/sport/footbal
l/article-2200435/Pa
olo-Di-Canio-Doing-j
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Smirg I think you'll find PdC is here for 3 years - then of to the Prem for 10 - then he is spending 4 as England Manager while ending our 60 odd years of hurt by winning the World Cup before retiring to manage his restaurant and tend to his vine yards in Italy . http://www.dailymail .co.uk/sport/footbal l/article-2200435/Pa olo-Di-Canio-Doing-j ob-crazy-beautiful-t oo.html London Red

10:02am Fri 14 Sep 12

Swindon1984 says...

London Red wrote:
Smirg I think you'll find PdC is here for 3 years - then of to the Prem for 10 - then he is spending 4 as England Manager while ending our 60 odd years of hurt by winning the World Cup before retiring to manage his restaurant and tend to his vine yards in Italy . http://www.dailymail .co.uk/sport/footbal l/article-2200435/Pa olo-Di-Canio-Doing-j ob-crazy-beautiful-t oo.html
Cheers, great read, once again higlighting the philosophy of the man. He will push the players to their full potential and scold them when they've done well not because he's power mad but because he sees himself as head of our footballing family. Caring too little isn't ever something you could accuse him of - maybe caring too much sometimes. The man's a legend, no question.
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Smirg I think you'll find PdC is here for 3 years - then of to the Prem for 10 - then he is spending 4 as England Manager while ending our 60 odd years of hurt by winning the World Cup before retiring to manage his restaurant and tend to his vine yards in Italy . http://www.dailymail .co.uk/sport/footbal l/article-2200435/Pa olo-Di-Canio-Doing-j ob-crazy-beautiful-t oo.html[/p][/quote]Cheers, great read, once again higlighting the philosophy of the man. He will push the players to their full potential and scold them when they've done well not because he's power mad but because he sees himself as head of our footballing family. Caring too little isn't ever something you could accuse him of - maybe caring too much sometimes. The man's a legend, no question. Swindon1984

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