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Young striker is ready to make up for slow start

Swindon Advertiser: Town striker George Barker wants to make an impression Town striker George Barker wants to make an impression

GEORGE Barker has vowed to make his mark on the Swindon Town side by the end of the current campaign.

Barker, who arrived from Brighton on an 18-month deal in January, has made just five appearances for his new club since joining - four of which have been as a substitute.

The 22-year-old has found himself down the pecking order, behind the likes of Nile Ranger, Michael Smith, Dany N’Guessan, Alex Pritchard and Jacob Murphy, but he is determined to prove to manager Mark Cooper that he is worth an extended run in the side.

“The team when I came were doing very well and the style of play they were playing was really encouraging. Recently the form has dipped but it’s about me working as hard as I can to get into the team,” he said.

“I would like to have played a few more games but I have to keep on being patient and working hard for my place.

“When I’m called upon I’ve got to take my chance and I’ve got to keep working as hard as I can in training to show the gaffer and Luke what I can do. I have to be patient and wait for my time to come and, when it does come, make the most of it.

“All I can say is I have to keep showing him what I can do in training and keep showing him what I’m like as a person off the pitch and make sure I do everything properly, keep as fit as I can and hopefully that should persuade him to give me a little run-out.”

In total, Barker has racked up just 166 minutes of competitive action in a red shirt since pitching up in Wiltshire and he’s admitted that so much time spent sat on the bench has been immensely frustrating.

“As an impact sub you have to be confident and go on and think you’re going to change the game, grab a goal - every time I’m sat on the bench I’m hoping I’m going to come on and do something that’s going to get the gaffer to maybe play me a bit more,” he said.

“It’s been hard in some of the games I’ve come on in. It’s been a bit scrappy, we’ve been on the back foot and I just need a little break - a goal or something fantastic to give myself the best chance of playing regularly.

“Confidence is a massive thing in football and if I’m not playing I’m not going to be as happy, I want to be out on the pitch every game just the same as every player.

“I just have to stay as strong as I can and when my chance does come really take it and, hopefully, from there don’t look back.”

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7:39am Wed 5 Mar 14

LeGod says...

Sorry George your not good enough for this league harsh I know but facts are facts. What I have seen you don't get involved on the game and too lightweight and your easily knocked off the ball and dispossed.
Sorry George your not good enough for this league harsh I know but facts are facts. What I have seen you don't get involved on the game and too lightweight and your easily knocked off the ball and dispossed. LeGod
  • Score: 7

7:42am Wed 5 Mar 14

wiki27 says...

LeGod...you just beat me to it :) George is much too lightweight and looks well out of his depth. I wish thee lad no ill will, but he would be better of palyng much lowere level or non-league.
LeGod...you just beat me to it :) George is much too lightweight and looks well out of his depth. I wish thee lad no ill will, but he would be better of palyng much lowere level or non-league. wiki27
  • Score: 8

8:08am Wed 5 Mar 14

old town robin says...

LeGod wrote:
Sorry George your not good enough for this league harsh I know but facts are facts. What I have seen you don't get involved on the game and too lightweight and your easily knocked off the ball and dispossed.
True he hasn't shown much to date, but the one chance he got to start a game he was played out of position as a winger and as we all know he looked useless. But he's here until the end of next season and has time to improve. he talks a good game, now he has to show he can walk the talk.

i doubt this season he'll be used for anything more than just an impact sub, but don't write him off just yet. he's in the same place as where Storey is at the moment and both will have to work hard to earn a regular starting place.
[quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: Sorry George your not good enough for this league harsh I know but facts are facts. What I have seen you don't get involved on the game and too lightweight and your easily knocked off the ball and dispossed.[/p][/quote]True he hasn't shown much to date, but the one chance he got to start a game he was played out of position as a winger and as we all know he looked useless. But he's here until the end of next season and has time to improve. he talks a good game, now he has to show he can walk the talk. i doubt this season he'll be used for anything more than just an impact sub, but don't write him off just yet. he's in the same place as where Storey is at the moment and both will have to work hard to earn a regular starting place. old town robin
  • Score: 6

8:22am Wed 5 Mar 14

sagadude says...

old town robin wrote:
LeGod wrote:
Sorry George your not good enough for this league harsh I know but facts are facts. What I have seen you don't get involved on the game and too lightweight and your easily knocked off the ball and dispossed.
True he hasn't shown much to date, but the one chance he got to start a game he was played out of position as a winger and as we all know he looked useless. But he's here until the end of next season and has time to improve. he talks a good game, now he has to show he can walk the talk.

i doubt this season he'll be used for anything more than just an impact sub, but don't write him off just yet. he's in the same place as where Storey is at the moment and both will have to work hard to earn a regular starting place.
This is the problem Old Town, if you do not take the risk and play them regularly then they will not improve. Hoddle would turn these guys into better players.

They are better than the lot that keep losing.

Cooper = Clueless.
[quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: Sorry George your not good enough for this league harsh I know but facts are facts. What I have seen you don't get involved on the game and too lightweight and your easily knocked off the ball and dispossed.[/p][/quote]True he hasn't shown much to date, but the one chance he got to start a game he was played out of position as a winger and as we all know he looked useless. But he's here until the end of next season and has time to improve. he talks a good game, now he has to show he can walk the talk. i doubt this season he'll be used for anything more than just an impact sub, but don't write him off just yet. he's in the same place as where Storey is at the moment and both will have to work hard to earn a regular starting place.[/p][/quote]This is the problem Old Town, if you do not take the risk and play them regularly then they will not improve. Hoddle would turn these guys into better players. They are better than the lot that keep losing. Cooper = Clueless. sagadude
  • Score: -13

8:50am Wed 5 Mar 14

Billy hunt 65 says...

Ronnie Barker would have been a better signing :))
Ronnie Barker would have been a better signing :)) Billy hunt 65
  • Score: 6

9:10am Wed 5 Mar 14

fraser digby's washbag says...

He hasn't shown much yet, but (in the commentary on Saturday) jay mcceveley likened him to Luke Rooney in training. I'd take that as a base for level of talent.
He hasn't shown much yet, but (in the commentary on Saturday) jay mcceveley likened him to Luke Rooney in training. I'd take that as a base for level of talent. fraser digby's washbag
  • Score: 9

9:32am Wed 5 Mar 14

lifelong red says...

I think the ability is definitely there otherwise luke willaims would not of recommended him, I think its more of a confidence factor with him.
I think the ability is definitely there otherwise luke willaims would not of recommended him, I think its more of a confidence factor with him. lifelong red
  • Score: 2

9:46am Wed 5 Mar 14

TheDukeOfBanbury says...

Billy hunt 65 wrote:
Ronnie Barker would have been a better signing :))
Would have to question his pace.
But with a little more Porridge could become stronger.
Prefer Ronnie Corbett. Better in the air, 2 footed and willing to take on players.
[quote][p][bold]Billy hunt 65[/bold] wrote: Ronnie Barker would have been a better signing :))[/p][/quote]Would have to question his pace. But with a little more Porridge could become stronger. Prefer Ronnie Corbett. Better in the air, 2 footed and willing to take on players. TheDukeOfBanbury
  • Score: 5

10:05am Wed 5 Mar 14

Old-Stager, Hilperton says...

As Bradley Walsh would say in The Chase " For you George, the chase is over".
I really hope I'm wrong but an 18 month contract seems to be a poor managerial judgment by our club, and a likeness to Eliot Benyon looks on the cards.
As Bradley Walsh would say in The Chase " For you George, the chase is over". I really hope I'm wrong but an 18 month contract seems to be a poor managerial judgment by our club, and a likeness to Eliot Benyon looks on the cards. Old-Stager, Hilperton
  • Score: 6

10:24am Wed 5 Mar 14

Psychedelic Syd says...

The best talking is done on the pitch.
The best talking is done on the pitch. Psychedelic Syd
  • Score: 4

10:25am Wed 5 Mar 14

Dover Red says...

Elliot Benyon looked so poor for us, I had forgotten about him !
Elliot Benyon looked so poor for us, I had forgotten about him ! Dover Red
  • Score: 2

11:07am Wed 5 Mar 14

Robinonfire says...

Billy hunt 65 wrote:
Ronnie Barker would have been a better signing :))
Ronnie Biggs would have made more money for Mr POWERMAN
[quote][p][bold]Billy hunt 65[/bold] wrote: Ronnie Barker would have been a better signing :))[/p][/quote]Ronnie Biggs would have made more money for Mr POWERMAN Robinonfire
  • Score: -4

11:32am Wed 5 Mar 14

London Red says...

old town robin wrote:
LeGod wrote: Sorry George your not good enough for this league harsh I know but facts are facts. What I have seen you don't get involved on the game and too lightweight and your easily knocked off the ball and dispossed.
True he hasn't shown much to date, but the one chance he got to start a game he was played out of position as a winger and as we all know he looked useless. But he's here until the end of next season and has time to improve. he talks a good game, now he has to show he can walk the talk. i doubt this season he'll be used for anything more than just an impact sub, but don't write him off just yet. he's in the same place as where Storey is at the moment and both will have to work hard to earn a regular starting place.
Exactly - or are all players to be judged on as little as 166 minutes! That is not even 2 games!
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Coming on as a sub can be really hard - and he had no chance of making an impact at Orient as we were so poor that even Pritchard would have struggled to make an impact in that game!
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Starting out of position is not fair either - remember the grief Troy was getting for his one game in midfield - yet those giving the grief have since changed their tune!
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Williams I thought was quite highly rated by our fans - yet a player he swears by having seen him for YEARS not minutes is discarded in under 2 games!
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Funny how Storey has had many many more minutes and for the vast majority of them done just as little but is classed as our saviour - yet Barker is assigned to the scrap heap!
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Yes I know Villa and Coventry are going to come out as a response - but 1 Storey can't live on those 2 games forever and 2 Barker may have his Villa or Coventry game in the next few weeks???? Storey's appearance against Villa was way after his 166 minute mark!
[quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: Sorry George your not good enough for this league harsh I know but facts are facts. What I have seen you don't get involved on the game and too lightweight and your easily knocked off the ball and dispossed.[/p][/quote]True he hasn't shown much to date, but the one chance he got to start a game he was played out of position as a winger and as we all know he looked useless. But he's here until the end of next season and has time to improve. he talks a good game, now he has to show he can walk the talk. i doubt this season he'll be used for anything more than just an impact sub, but don't write him off just yet. he's in the same place as where Storey is at the moment and both will have to work hard to earn a regular starting place.[/p][/quote]Exactly - or are all players to be judged on as little as 166 minutes! That is not even 2 games! . Coming on as a sub can be really hard - and he had no chance of making an impact at Orient as we were so poor that even Pritchard would have struggled to make an impact in that game! . Starting out of position is not fair either - remember the grief Troy was getting for his one game in midfield - yet those giving the grief have since changed their tune! . Williams I thought was quite highly rated by our fans - yet a player he swears by having seen him for YEARS not minutes is discarded in under 2 games! . Funny how Storey has had many many more minutes and for the vast majority of them done just as little but is classed as our saviour - yet Barker is assigned to the scrap heap! . Yes I know Villa and Coventry are going to come out as a response - but 1 Storey can't live on those 2 games forever and 2 Barker may have his Villa or Coventry game in the next few weeks???? Storey's appearance against Villa was way after his 166 minute mark! London Red
  • Score: 4

11:51am Wed 5 Mar 14

LeGod says...

At the age of 22 he should be making more of an impact but i can see as someone has said that most of his appearences have come from the bench and to be honest the one start he did have we was truly shocking and admitted so after the game and in my opinion is not good enough to start as the last time it was like playing with 10 men and a boy. How someone can compare him to Storey is ridiculous Storey has more pace and is more physical and better on the ball but even he is not a 90 minute player but i know iwho i would prefer in my team and its not Barker.
At the age of 22 he should be making more of an impact but i can see as someone has said that most of his appearences have come from the bench and to be honest the one start he did have we was truly shocking and admitted so after the game and in my opinion is not good enough to start as the last time it was like playing with 10 men and a boy. How someone can compare him to Storey is ridiculous Storey has more pace and is more physical and better on the ball but even he is not a 90 minute player but i know iwho i would prefer in my team and its not Barker. LeGod
  • Score: 3

12:10pm Wed 5 Mar 14

willb69 says...

Storey had already impressed in brief spells away at Crawley and Tranmere, scored and generally played pretty well at Stevenage before his 2 goals v Villa. I ve not seen any of Barker's sub appearances away from the County Ground but even when he has struggled to get into games Storey makes more impact than Barker did at home to Oldham. Good luck to him but needs to show much more passion and desire next time his chance does come along
Storey had already impressed in brief spells away at Crawley and Tranmere, scored and generally played pretty well at Stevenage before his 2 goals v Villa. I ve not seen any of Barker's sub appearances away from the County Ground but even when he has struggled to get into games Storey makes more impact than Barker did at home to Oldham. Good luck to him but needs to show much more passion and desire next time his chance does come along willb69
  • Score: 5

12:53pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Mchalethegreat says...

If someone can name me one player that played well against Oldham I would be surprised. If the team collectively was having a nightmare what chance did someone making his debut have. I would tend to agree he does not fill me with confidence on the limited showing so far but scrap heap already is totally unfair. I remember Storey started one home game at the front end of the season and made no impact whatsoever before being subbed. I really dont get the Storey-mania to be honest. In a Shrewsbury side that has struggled for goals he has been used as a substitute and to my knowledge has yet to score for them.
If someone can name me one player that played well against Oldham I would be surprised. If the team collectively was having a nightmare what chance did someone making his debut have. I would tend to agree he does not fill me with confidence on the limited showing so far but scrap heap already is totally unfair. I remember Storey started one home game at the front end of the season and made no impact whatsoever before being subbed. I really dont get the Storey-mania to be honest. In a Shrewsbury side that has struggled for goals he has been used as a substitute and to my knowledge has yet to score for them. Mchalethegreat
  • Score: 5

3:17pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Oi Den! says...

LeGod wrote:
Sorry George your not good enough for this league harsh I know but facts are facts. What I have seen you don't get involved on the game and too lightweight and your easily knocked off the ball and dispossed.
Based on the little we've seen of him, I would agree. I wouldn't single him out for criticism though, as the same description could be applied to several of our players this season, including the entire ex-Spurs contingent at one time or another. Power doesn't seem to notice that one of our biggest weaknesses is the lack of a solid midfield grafter of the Douglas/McCormack/Ho
llands type.
[quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: Sorry George your not good enough for this league harsh I know but facts are facts. What I have seen you don't get involved on the game and too lightweight and your easily knocked off the ball and dispossed.[/p][/quote]Based on the little we've seen of him, I would agree. I wouldn't single him out for criticism though, as the same description could be applied to several of our players this season, including the entire ex-Spurs contingent at one time or another. Power doesn't seem to notice that one of our biggest weaknesses is the lack of a solid midfield grafter of the Douglas/McCormack/Ho llands type. Oi Den!
  • Score: -1

4:59pm Wed 5 Mar 14

London Red says...

Oi Den! wrote:
LeGod wrote: Sorry George your not good enough for this league harsh I know but facts are facts. What I have seen you don't get involved on the game and too lightweight and your easily knocked off the ball and dispossed.
Based on the little we've seen of him, I would agree. I wouldn't single him out for criticism though, as the same description could be applied to several of our players this season, including the entire ex-Spurs contingent at one time or another. Power doesn't seem to notice that one of our biggest weaknesses is the lack of a solid midfield grafter of the Douglas/McCormack/Ho llands type.
Doesn't he??????
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Were we not targetting Diagouraga who fits that bill perfectly
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Ever thought we are now going along the lines only sign someone experienced who will make a difference and not just anyone for the sake of it as we have done in the past?
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We no longer have someone filling in the £1m+ hole each season!
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Power clearly said judge me in 5 years not 5 mins - as you can't sign everyone in one go - even pdC failed at that with shed loads of cash!
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I think it is now more a case of go for who is available at the time and having landed the likes of Ranger, Luongo and Bynre this year - they can focus elsewhere next year!
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Why not see what takes shape over the summer once the legacy cost have gone - time we kick off in August will give a better indication of Power's vision than now!
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If an DCM and CB are not summer signings I will be shocked!
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: Sorry George your not good enough for this league harsh I know but facts are facts. What I have seen you don't get involved on the game and too lightweight and your easily knocked off the ball and dispossed.[/p][/quote]Based on the little we've seen of him, I would agree. I wouldn't single him out for criticism though, as the same description could be applied to several of our players this season, including the entire ex-Spurs contingent at one time or another. Power doesn't seem to notice that one of our biggest weaknesses is the lack of a solid midfield grafter of the Douglas/McCormack/Ho llands type.[/p][/quote]Doesn't he?????? . Were we not targetting Diagouraga who fits that bill perfectly . Ever thought we are now going along the lines only sign someone experienced who will make a difference and not just anyone for the sake of it as we have done in the past? . We no longer have someone filling in the £1m+ hole each season! . Power clearly said judge me in 5 years not 5 mins - as you can't sign everyone in one go - even pdC failed at that with shed loads of cash! . I think it is now more a case of go for who is available at the time and having landed the likes of Ranger, Luongo and Bynre this year - they can focus elsewhere next year! . Why not see what takes shape over the summer once the legacy cost have gone - time we kick off in August will give a better indication of Power's vision than now! . If an DCM and CB are not summer signings I will be shocked! London Red
  • Score: 1

7:25pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Oi Den! says...

London Red wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
LeGod wrote: Sorry George your not good enough for this league harsh I know but facts are facts. What I have seen you don't get involved on the game and too lightweight and your easily knocked off the ball and dispossed.
Based on the little we've seen of him, I would agree. I wouldn't single him out for criticism though, as the same description could be applied to several of our players this season, including the entire ex-Spurs contingent at one time or another. Power doesn't seem to notice that one of our biggest weaknesses is the lack of a solid midfield grafter of the Douglas/McCormack/Ho llands type.
Doesn't he??????
.
Were we not targetting Diagouraga who fits that bill perfectly
.
Ever thought we are now going along the lines only sign someone experienced who will make a difference and not just anyone for the sake of it as we have done in the past?
.
We no longer have someone filling in the £1m+ hole each season!
.
Power clearly said judge me in 5 years not 5 mins - as you can't sign everyone in one go - even pdC failed at that with shed loads of cash!
.
I think it is now more a case of go for who is available at the time and having landed the likes of Ranger, Luongo and Bynre this year - they can focus elsewhere next year!
.
Why not see what takes shape over the summer once the legacy cost have gone - time we kick off in August will give a better indication of Power's vision than now!
.
If an DCM and CB are not summer signings I will be shocked!
That's all very we'll LR but why did we sign a load of pretty footballers last summer and not acquire the services of a strong midfielder then? It wouldn't have cost the earth to get one or two lower division pros in. We have no leadership and hardly any grit on the pitch. We've been able to see it from day one, so why didn't Power? As you and I have both said, we're not that far short of being a good side but the weaknesses have dragged us back. This is why I find the criticism of Cooper a bit odd. With this squad, 7th place is a real achievement.
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: Sorry George your not good enough for this league harsh I know but facts are facts. What I have seen you don't get involved on the game and too lightweight and your easily knocked off the ball and dispossed.[/p][/quote]Based on the little we've seen of him, I would agree. I wouldn't single him out for criticism though, as the same description could be applied to several of our players this season, including the entire ex-Spurs contingent at one time or another. Power doesn't seem to notice that one of our biggest weaknesses is the lack of a solid midfield grafter of the Douglas/McCormack/Ho llands type.[/p][/quote]Doesn't he?????? . Were we not targetting Diagouraga who fits that bill perfectly . Ever thought we are now going along the lines only sign someone experienced who will make a difference and not just anyone for the sake of it as we have done in the past? . We no longer have someone filling in the £1m+ hole each season! . Power clearly said judge me in 5 years not 5 mins - as you can't sign everyone in one go - even pdC failed at that with shed loads of cash! . I think it is now more a case of go for who is available at the time and having landed the likes of Ranger, Luongo and Bynre this year - they can focus elsewhere next year! . Why not see what takes shape over the summer once the legacy cost have gone - time we kick off in August will give a better indication of Power's vision than now! . If an DCM and CB are not summer signings I will be shocked![/p][/quote]That's all very we'll LR but why did we sign a load of pretty footballers last summer and not acquire the services of a strong midfielder then? It wouldn't have cost the earth to get one or two lower division pros in. We have no leadership and hardly any grit on the pitch. We've been able to see it from day one, so why didn't Power? As you and I have both said, we're not that far short of being a good side but the weaknesses have dragged us back. This is why I find the criticism of Cooper a bit odd. With this squad, 7th place is a real achievement. Oi Den!
  • Score: 0

8:37pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Wilesy says...

He fluffed his lines in the big chance against Oldham, he'll admit that, but I really hope he proves everyone wrong and makes an impact. In the Stevenage away game he showed glimpses and had a couple of good runs with the ball. That said he is down the pecking order a bit, and if any fringe player is to get a chance I would like to see it be Storey.
He fluffed his lines in the big chance against Oldham, he'll admit that, but I really hope he proves everyone wrong and makes an impact. In the Stevenage away game he showed glimpses and had a couple of good runs with the ball. That said he is down the pecking order a bit, and if any fringe player is to get a chance I would like to see it be Storey. Wilesy
  • Score: 0

11:45pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Oxon-Red says...

LeGod wrote:
Sorry George your not good enough for this league harsh I know but facts are facts. What I have seen you don't get involved on the game and too lightweight and your easily knocked off the ball and dispossed.
Brilliant Comment, played the equivalent of less than two complete matches and you write him off. I understand you have not been going regularly so if that is the case you have no right to write the young lad off. I have only seen him once and yes he had a poor game but to judge on one game is totally unfair. Your comments regarding the performance of the team recently have been your opinion but IMO total garbage. If you have been to matches then I apologise but if you have not then what right have you to write a player, especially a young one, off.

COYMR

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: Sorry George your not good enough for this league harsh I know but facts are facts. What I have seen you don't get involved on the game and too lightweight and your easily knocked off the ball and dispossed.[/p][/quote]Brilliant Comment, played the equivalent of less than two complete matches and you write him off. I understand you have not been going regularly so if that is the case you have no right to write the young lad off. I have only seen him once and yes he had a poor game but to judge on one game is totally unfair. Your comments regarding the performance of the team recently have been your opinion but IMO total garbage. If you have been to matches then I apologise but if you have not then what right have you to write a player, especially a young one, off. COYMR COYMR Oxon-Red
  • Score: 0

11:47pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Oxon-Red says...

Billy hunt 65 wrote:
Ronnie Barker would have been a better signing :))
Ha Ha, NOT
[quote][p][bold]Billy hunt 65[/bold] wrote: Ronnie Barker would have been a better signing :))[/p][/quote]Ha Ha, NOT Oxon-Red
  • Score: 0

11:49pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Oxon-Red says...

Robinonfire wrote:
Billy hunt 65 wrote:
Ronnie Barker would have been a better signing :))
Ronnie Biggs would have made more money for Mr POWERMAN
?
[quote][p][bold]Robinonfire[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Billy hunt 65[/bold] wrote: Ronnie Barker would have been a better signing :))[/p][/quote]Ronnie Biggs would have made more money for Mr POWERMAN[/p][/quote]? Oxon-Red
  • Score: 0

8:19am Thu 6 Mar 14

London Red says...

Oxon-Red wrote:
LeGod wrote:
Sorry George your not good enough for this league harsh I know but facts are facts. What I have seen you don't get involved on the game and too lightweight and your easily knocked off the ball and dispossed.
Brilliant Comment, played the equivalent of less than two complete matches and you write him off. I understand you have not been going regularly so if that is the case you have no right to write the young lad off. I have only seen him once and yes he had a poor game but to judge on one game is totally unfair. Your comments regarding the performance of the team recently have been your opinion but IMO total garbage. If you have been to matches then I apologise but if you have not then what right have you to write a player, especially a young one, off.

COYMR

COYMR
Lets not forget the famous Ward is the worst player to ever wear a Swindon shirt posts after his debut
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Surely something that recent should warn people of judging so quickly!
[quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: Sorry George your not good enough for this league harsh I know but facts are facts. What I have seen you don't get involved on the game and too lightweight and your easily knocked off the ball and dispossed.[/p][/quote]Brilliant Comment, played the equivalent of less than two complete matches and you write him off. I understand you have not been going regularly so if that is the case you have no right to write the young lad off. I have only seen him once and yes he had a poor game but to judge on one game is totally unfair. Your comments regarding the performance of the team recently have been your opinion but IMO total garbage. If you have been to matches then I apologise but if you have not then what right have you to write a player, especially a young one, off. COYMR COYMR[/p][/quote]Lets not forget the famous Ward is the worst player to ever wear a Swindon shirt posts after his debut . Surely something that recent should warn people of judging so quickly! London Red
  • Score: 0

8:25am Thu 6 Mar 14

London Red says...

Oi Den! wrote:
London Red wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
LeGod wrote: Sorry George your not good enough for this league harsh I know but facts are facts. What I have seen you don't get involved on the game and too lightweight and your easily knocked off the ball and dispossed.
Based on the little we've seen of him, I would agree. I wouldn't single him out for criticism though, as the same description could be applied to several of our players this season, including the entire ex-Spurs contingent at one time or another. Power doesn't seem to notice that one of our biggest weaknesses is the lack of a solid midfield grafter of the Douglas/McCormack/Ho llands type.
Doesn't he??????
.
Were we not targetting Diagouraga who fits that bill perfectly
.
Ever thought we are now going along the lines only sign someone experienced who will make a difference and not just anyone for the sake of it as we have done in the past?
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We no longer have someone filling in the £1m+ hole each season!
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Power clearly said judge me in 5 years not 5 mins - as you can't sign everyone in one go - even pdC failed at that with shed loads of cash!
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I think it is now more a case of go for who is available at the time and having landed the likes of Ranger, Luongo and Bynre this year - they can focus elsewhere next year!
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Why not see what takes shape over the summer once the legacy cost have gone - time we kick off in August will give a better indication of Power's vision than now!
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If an DCM and CB are not summer signings I will be shocked!
That's all very we'll LR but why did we sign a load of pretty footballers last summer and not acquire the services of a strong midfielder then? It wouldn't have cost the earth to get one or two lower division pros in. We have no leadership and hardly any grit on the pitch. We've been able to see it from day one, so why didn't Power? As you and I have both said, we're not that far short of being a good side but the weaknesses have dragged us back. This is why I find the criticism of Cooper a bit odd. With this squad, 7th place is a real achievement.
But that was my point - they don't just want a L2 pro anymore
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It was clearly said the days of older journeymen getting a big payday is over!
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That doesn't mean we won't sign anyone over 21 - N'Guessan is 26 for example
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It's more a case of if they are coming in they have to be right
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The players we paid for or invested in are stars of the future - ala Wes, Thompsons, Luongo, Byrne and Ranger who all will be worth more now
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The others were extremely low risk who had potential - some have paid off ala Kasim
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I doubt we could have got a L2 pro on their wages!
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Once Williams, Navarro, Benson, Rooney, Cox, McEveley and Troys massive wages are gone - then and only then should we judge on who we sign
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As said someone who was out of budget last year could be in budget this year and see a new dynamic
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: Sorry George your not good enough for this league harsh I know but facts are facts. What I have seen you don't get involved on the game and too lightweight and your easily knocked off the ball and dispossed.[/p][/quote]Based on the little we've seen of him, I would agree. I wouldn't single him out for criticism though, as the same description could be applied to several of our players this season, including the entire ex-Spurs contingent at one time or another. Power doesn't seem to notice that one of our biggest weaknesses is the lack of a solid midfield grafter of the Douglas/McCormack/Ho llands type.[/p][/quote]Doesn't he?????? . Were we not targetting Diagouraga who fits that bill perfectly . Ever thought we are now going along the lines only sign someone experienced who will make a difference and not just anyone for the sake of it as we have done in the past? . We no longer have someone filling in the £1m+ hole each season! . Power clearly said judge me in 5 years not 5 mins - as you can't sign everyone in one go - even pdC failed at that with shed loads of cash! . I think it is now more a case of go for who is available at the time and having landed the likes of Ranger, Luongo and Bynre this year - they can focus elsewhere next year! . Why not see what takes shape over the summer once the legacy cost have gone - time we kick off in August will give a better indication of Power's vision than now! . If an DCM and CB are not summer signings I will be shocked![/p][/quote]That's all very we'll LR but why did we sign a load of pretty footballers last summer and not acquire the services of a strong midfielder then? It wouldn't have cost the earth to get one or two lower division pros in. We have no leadership and hardly any grit on the pitch. We've been able to see it from day one, so why didn't Power? As you and I have both said, we're not that far short of being a good side but the weaknesses have dragged us back. This is why I find the criticism of Cooper a bit odd. With this squad, 7th place is a real achievement.[/p][/quote]But that was my point - they don't just want a L2 pro anymore . It was clearly said the days of older journeymen getting a big payday is over! . That doesn't mean we won't sign anyone over 21 - N'Guessan is 26 for example , It's more a case of if they are coming in they have to be right . The players we paid for or invested in are stars of the future - ala Wes, Thompsons, Luongo, Byrne and Ranger who all will be worth more now . The others were extremely low risk who had potential - some have paid off ala Kasim . I doubt we could have got a L2 pro on their wages! . Once Williams, Navarro, Benson, Rooney, Cox, McEveley and Troys massive wages are gone - then and only then should we judge on who we sign . As said someone who was out of budget last year could be in budget this year and see a new dynamic London Red
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