Randall and Marshall impress Cooper

Will Randall

Will Randall

First published in STFC News

YOUNG duo Lee Marshall and Will Randall pushed their claim to be involved in the Swindon Town first team this season with two impressive displays over the weekend.

The pair were involved in Town’s wins at Yate and Supermarine on Friday and Saturday, never looking out of place alongside a host of experienced pros and doing enough to impress boss Mark Cooper.

“I thought Will (Randall) and Marshy (Marshall) were exceptional,” he said.

“They played last night, they played a half this morning for the youth team and then they've come and played half a game today.

“Lee's a central midfield player that's got good energy and he's nice on the ball. After seeing him last year and the start of this season, we've got high hopes for him.”

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9:07pm Sun 13 Jul 14

Fernham Red says...

Looking at the last game of the season just gone and these early pre-season matches, you might just begin to believe that Jones, Da Costa, Randall & Marshall will be given their chance come the start of the season. Now that would explain the relative reticence about getting any new signings on board in a hurry. I'm interested in seeing how this situation pans out - we could yet be the most exciting thing happening in English football right now.
Looking at the last game of the season just gone and these early pre-season matches, you might just begin to believe that Jones, Da Costa, Randall & Marshall will be given their chance come the start of the season. Now that would explain the relative reticence about getting any new signings on board in a hurry. I'm interested in seeing how this situation pans out - we could yet be the most exciting thing happening in English football right now. Fernham Red
  • Score: 4

10:24pm Sun 13 Jul 14

Brainy_60 says...

I'll feel a bit more confident about the season when I know the likes of Pritchard, Ranger, Troy, Stephens, Jay have been suitably replaced. Whether the names mentioned above are the answer, I don't know, but surely we still need to bring two or three players in.
I'll feel a bit more confident about the season when I know the likes of Pritchard, Ranger, Troy, Stephens, Jay have been suitably replaced. Whether the names mentioned above are the answer, I don't know, but surely we still need to bring two or three players in. Brainy_60
  • Score: 22

11:22pm Sun 13 Jul 14

The Jockster says...

Fernham Red wrote:
Looking at the last game of the season just gone and these early pre-season matches, you might just begin to believe that Jones, Da Costa, Randall & Marshall will be given their chance come the start of the season. Now that would explain the relative reticence about getting any new signings on board in a hurry. I'm interested in seeing how this situation pans out - we could yet be the most exciting thing happening in English football right now.
"We could yet be the most exciting thing happening in English football ...."
Rose tinted not just firmly on then but superglued even! Pmsl with that quote- when we've gone 46 games unbeaten with your eclectic mix of players I'll stop laughing!
[quote][p][bold]Fernham Red[/bold] wrote: Looking at the last game of the season just gone and these early pre-season matches, you might just begin to believe that Jones, Da Costa, Randall & Marshall will be given their chance come the start of the season. Now that would explain the relative reticence about getting any new signings on board in a hurry. I'm interested in seeing how this situation pans out - we could yet be the most exciting thing happening in English football right now.[/p][/quote]"We could yet be the most exciting thing happening in English football ...." Rose tinted not just firmly on then but superglued even! Pmsl with that quote- when we've gone 46 games unbeaten with your eclectic mix of players I'll stop laughing! The Jockster
  • Score: -24

11:23pm Sun 13 Jul 14

The Jockster says...

Fernham Red wrote:
Looking at the last game of the season just gone and these early pre-season matches, you might just begin to believe that Jones, Da Costa, Randall & Marshall will be given their chance come the start of the season. Now that would explain the relative reticence about getting any new signings on board in a hurry. I'm interested in seeing how this situation pans out - we could yet be the most exciting thing happening in English football right now.
"We could yet be the most exciting thing happening in English football ...."
Rose tinted not just firmly on then but superglued even! Pmsl with that quote- when we've gone 46 games unbeaten with your eclectic mix of players I'll stop laughing!
[quote][p][bold]Fernham Red[/bold] wrote: Looking at the last game of the season just gone and these early pre-season matches, you might just begin to believe that Jones, Da Costa, Randall & Marshall will be given their chance come the start of the season. Now that would explain the relative reticence about getting any new signings on board in a hurry. I'm interested in seeing how this situation pans out - we could yet be the most exciting thing happening in English football right now.[/p][/quote]"We could yet be the most exciting thing happening in English football ...." Rose tinted not just firmly on then but superglued even! Pmsl with that quote- when we've gone 46 games unbeaten with your eclectic mix of players I'll stop laughing! The Jockster
  • Score: -22

11:24pm Sun 13 Jul 14

The Jockster says...

Oops apologies for double post!
Oops apologies for double post! The Jockster
  • Score: -30

12:03am Mon 14 Jul 14

Oi Den! says...

The Jockster wrote:
Oops apologies for double post!
Don't worry about it. You just get more minuses!
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: Oops apologies for double post![/p][/quote]Don't worry about it. You just get more minuses! Oi Den!
  • Score: -6

9:12am Mon 14 Jul 14

The Jockster says...

Ah yes Den lol - reminds me to buy some more tinted lens cleaner! You couldn't make it up eh? If we're the most exciting thing in English football then all I can say is our next World Cup bid will be a cakewalk!
Ah yes Den lol - reminds me to buy some more tinted lens cleaner! You couldn't make it up eh? If we're the most exciting thing in English football then all I can say is our next World Cup bid will be a cakewalk! The Jockster
  • Score: -15

9:46am Mon 14 Jul 14

Oi Den! says...

The Jockster wrote:
Ah yes Den lol - reminds me to buy some more tinted lens cleaner! You couldn't make it up eh? If we're the most exciting thing in English football then all I can say is our next World Cup bid will be a cakewalk!
I wouldn't knock optimism for the sake of knocking it but I do think Fernham has taken it to a new level lately.

Fernham, I think you said last week that half a dozen of our players are going to be worth a million pounds each. Now you think we might be the most exciting thing in English football because the manager has given kids a run-out in end of season games and friendlies?

I see no cause for doom and gloom. Equally I don't see any grounds for wild optimism. Mid-table or above would be a good finish for us. I imagine the club is a happier place now that the shadow of McCrory no longer looms large. Power seems to want the best for the club, which has to cast everything in a new light. It doesn't yet cast us as the most exciting thing in English football though!
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: Ah yes Den lol - reminds me to buy some more tinted lens cleaner! You couldn't make it up eh? If we're the most exciting thing in English football then all I can say is our next World Cup bid will be a cakewalk![/p][/quote]I wouldn't knock optimism for the sake of knocking it but I do think Fernham has taken it to a new level lately. Fernham, I think you said last week that half a dozen of our players are going to be worth a million pounds each. Now you think we might be the most exciting thing in English football because the manager has given kids a run-out in end of season games and friendlies? I see no cause for doom and gloom. Equally I don't see any grounds for wild optimism. Mid-table or above would be a good finish for us. I imagine the club is a happier place now that the shadow of McCrory no longer looms large. Power seems to want the best for the club, which has to cast everything in a new light. It doesn't yet cast us as the most exciting thing in English football though! Oi Den!
  • Score: 3

4:19pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Swindon1984 says...

Oi Den! wrote:
The Jockster wrote: Ah yes Den lol - reminds me to buy some more tinted lens cleaner! You couldn't make it up eh? If we're the most exciting thing in English football then all I can say is our next World Cup bid will be a cakewalk!
I wouldn't knock optimism for the sake of knocking it but I do think Fernham has taken it to a new level lately. Fernham, I think you said last week that half a dozen of our players are going to be worth a million pounds each. Now you think we might be the most exciting thing in English football because the manager has given kids a run-out in end of season games and friendlies? I see no cause for doom and gloom. Equally I don't see any grounds for wild optimism. Mid-table or above would be a good finish for us. I imagine the club is a happier place now that the shadow of McCrory no longer looms large. Power seems to want the best for the club, which has to cast everything in a new light. It doesn't yet cast us as the most exciting thing in English football though!
Very sensible and am in full agreement. Not a doom monger or a rose tinter, rather thinking of myself as a realist. We'd have to be very lucky to go far on the budget we have but I can live with that. Happy to see the club being run well and being there or thereabouts.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: Ah yes Den lol - reminds me to buy some more tinted lens cleaner! You couldn't make it up eh? If we're the most exciting thing in English football then all I can say is our next World Cup bid will be a cakewalk![/p][/quote]I wouldn't knock optimism for the sake of knocking it but I do think Fernham has taken it to a new level lately. Fernham, I think you said last week that half a dozen of our players are going to be worth a million pounds each. Now you think we might be the most exciting thing in English football because the manager has given kids a run-out in end of season games and friendlies? I see no cause for doom and gloom. Equally I don't see any grounds for wild optimism. Mid-table or above would be a good finish for us. I imagine the club is a happier place now that the shadow of McCrory no longer looms large. Power seems to want the best for the club, which has to cast everything in a new light. It doesn't yet cast us as the most exciting thing in English football though![/p][/quote]Very sensible and am in full agreement. Not a doom monger or a rose tinter, rather thinking of myself as a realist. We'd have to be very lucky to go far on the budget we have but I can live with that. Happy to see the club being run well and being there or thereabouts. Swindon1984
  • Score: 3

4:40pm Mon 14 Jul 14

ciclosporindorset says...

Tbh it depends what turns you on, excitement wise. I am all for having totally unrealistic expectations before any season, better now than totally unrealistic doom mongery which is contagious and painful.
Tbh it depends what turns you on, excitement wise. I am all for having totally unrealistic expectations before any season, better now than totally unrealistic doom mongery which is contagious and painful. ciclosporindorset
  • Score: 1

6:12pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Oi Den! says...

ciclosporindorset wrote:
Tbh it depends what turns you on, excitement wise. I am all for having totally unrealistic expectations before any season, better now than totally unrealistic doom mongery which is contagious and painful.
Ciclo, "whatever turns you on, excitement wise"? Don't we all share the same dreams? It seems to me you're confusing what we'd like to happen with what we think is likely to happen. I don't think it's very likely that we're sitting on potential value of several million pounds nor do I think there's any reason to believe that we, any more than any other club, are likely to be the most exciting thing happening in English football. I'd love to believe both are true but what's the point in pretending we believe it?
[quote][p][bold]ciclosporindorset[/bold] wrote: Tbh it depends what turns you on, excitement wise. I am all for having totally unrealistic expectations before any season, better now than totally unrealistic doom mongery which is contagious and painful.[/p][/quote]Ciclo, "whatever turns you on, excitement wise"? Don't we all share the same dreams? It seems to me you're confusing what we'd like to happen with what we think is likely to happen. I don't think it's very likely that we're sitting on potential value of several million pounds nor do I think there's any reason to believe that we, any more than any other club, are likely to be the most exciting thing happening in English football. I'd love to believe both are true but what's the point in pretending we believe it? Oi Den!
  • Score: 0

7:07pm Mon 14 Jul 14

ciclosporindorset says...

Oi Den! wrote:
ciclosporindorset wrote:
Tbh it depends what turns you on, excitement wise. I am all for having totally unrealistic expectations before any season, better now than totally unrealistic doom mongery which is contagious and painful.
Ciclo, "whatever turns you on, excitement wise"? Don't we all share the same dreams? It seems to me you're confusing what we'd like to happen with what we think is likely to happen. I don't think it's very likely that we're sitting on potential value of several million pounds nor do I think there's any reason to believe that we, any more than any other club, are likely to be the most exciting thing happening in English football. I'd love to believe both are true but what's the point in pretending we believe it?
Well it's down to whatever Ferndown meant Den, he could be referring to his inner or outer view of excitement. FFS its a 10 letter word. And one mans excitement is another mans disappointment. It's not really something I can get too excited about but I guess some of us are excited by it nevertheless. Role on the excitement of the new season, wherever it comes from and in whatever shape. I am exiting this discussion now before I get over excited!
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ciclosporindorset[/bold] wrote: Tbh it depends what turns you on, excitement wise. I am all for having totally unrealistic expectations before any season, better now than totally unrealistic doom mongery which is contagious and painful.[/p][/quote]Ciclo, "whatever turns you on, excitement wise"? Don't we all share the same dreams? It seems to me you're confusing what we'd like to happen with what we think is likely to happen. I don't think it's very likely that we're sitting on potential value of several million pounds nor do I think there's any reason to believe that we, any more than any other club, are likely to be the most exciting thing happening in English football. I'd love to believe both are true but what's the point in pretending we believe it?[/p][/quote]Well it's down to whatever Ferndown meant Den, he could be referring to his inner or outer view of excitement. FFS its a 10 letter word. And one mans excitement is another mans disappointment. It's not really something I can get too excited about but I guess some of us are excited by it nevertheless. Role on the excitement of the new season, wherever it comes from and in whatever shape. I am exiting this discussion now before I get over excited! ciclosporindorset
  • Score: 0

7:31pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Oi Den! says...

Fair enough ciclo. It's just that when Fernham referred to the Town as possibly the most exciting thing happening in English football, I thought he meant exciting to people generally, not just him. Maybe that was a rash assumption. I'll join you at the exit now.
Fair enough ciclo. It's just that when Fernham referred to the Town as possibly the most exciting thing happening in English football, I thought he meant exciting to people generally, not just him. Maybe that was a rash assumption. I'll join you at the exit now. Oi Den!
  • Score: 0

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