Williams content with his return from injury

Andy Williams

Andy Williams

First published in STFC News Swindon Advertiser: Photograph of the Author by , Deputy sports editor, awarren@swindonadvertiser.co.uk, @AndyWarren_

STRIKER Andy Williams was happy to take a giant step towards a return to full fitness over the weekend during Town’s two pre-season wins.

Williams suffered a knee ligament injury while on loan at Yeovil last season, which kept him out for nine months, but returned to the field as he enjoyed 45 minute shifts in Town’s victories over Yate and Swindon Supermarine.

The striker looked sharp in both games but still has work to do to get back to his best, although he is just pleased to be back involved again.

“I've only had a couple of 45 minutes but for me personally it was important that I got through the two games, for mental reasons as much as physical,” he said.

“It's just as tough mentally as it is physically. The first two weeks, when you're fresh off the operating table and you're sat in the front room not able to even get your food and drink, are awful.

“But after that, there were loads of little goals to hit and the fitness coach and the physio here worked with me every day and I couldn't fault what they did with me to help me get back ahead of schedule.

“After being out for such a long time, it does feel weird getting back on the pitch again.

“I like to think I've integrated back in nicely, although I'd like to do a bit more finishing practice. Apart from that, I'm quite happy with how things have gone.”

Williams also lifted the lid on what his long road back to fitness involved.

“I did it on a Thursday and travelled up to Leeds on the Friday ready to play but it swelled up horrifically,” he said.

“I had an operation and it was nine months from there. I couldn't straighten my knee for the first three months and any fitness I was doing was upper body.

“After two months, I could get in the pool and then from three I spent all my time strengthening it – for the last three months, I've been doing nothing but that.

“Everyone had time off from May onwards and I only had two weeks but I wasn't too bothered about that because from the end of May I could start kicking a ball again.”

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6:45am Mon 14 Jul 14

Chish and Fips says...

Story line, que - Jock and Grim ........ :o)

I hoping too AW will surprise us ...
Story line, que - Jock and Grim ........ :o) I hoping too AW will surprise us ... Chish and Fips
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7:07am Mon 14 Jul 14

port de soller says...

yes hope he has ecovered as(don´t know how stfc comes off insurance wise when he was injured for 9 months) It would be nice if he can bang a few goals in,at the end of the day he is I guess one of the high earners left,so hopefully he wil have an injury free season.
best of luck to him
yes hope he has ecovered as(don´t know how stfc comes off insurance wise when he was injured for 9 months) It would be nice if he can bang a few goals in,at the end of the day he is I guess one of the high earners left,so hopefully he wil have an injury free season. best of luck to him port de soller
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7:48am Mon 14 Jul 14

avo says...

Keep practicing the finishing Andy, good lad...
Keep practicing the finishing Andy, good lad... avo
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8:04am Mon 14 Jul 14

old town robin says...

avo wrote:
Keep practicing the finishing Andy, good lad...
Thought the same Avo when I read he was still practising his finishing. Don't think we have a coach that specialises in how to beat a goalkeeper with a one on one. maybe Sir Don can spend some time at Liddington and show him how to dip the shoulder, sell a dummy and hit it with either foot.

Seriously, hope he has made a full recovery and he doesn't have any relapse or long term problems like Archibald has. He scored our first league goal last season, hoping for a repeat against Scunny.
[quote][p][bold]avo[/bold] wrote: Keep practicing the finishing Andy, good lad...[/p][/quote]Thought the same Avo when I read he was still practising his finishing. Don't think we have a coach that specialises in how to beat a goalkeeper with a one on one. maybe Sir Don can spend some time at Liddington and show him how to dip the shoulder, sell a dummy and hit it with either foot. Seriously, hope he has made a full recovery and he doesn't have any relapse or long term problems like Archibald has. He scored our first league goal last season, hoping for a repeat against Scunny. old town robin
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8:51am Mon 14 Jul 14

The Jockster says...

Don't like to disappoint Chish - she certainly needs to practice her finishing- you know, nails, lippy, eye inept etc! :)
Don't like to disappoint Chish - she certainly needs to practice her finishing- you know, nails, lippy, eye inept etc! :) The Jockster
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9:02am Mon 14 Jul 14

dreamofacleansheet2 says...

We all hope he improves his finishing but if he did he would be worth a fortune!

Interested to see Yasir played in a back three the other night. I'm intrigued by that as could see that working. Remaining optimistic subject to us getting a few players in. I think that the fact that we play passing football will make it easier for us to attract some loan players. We obviously all want Stephens back and a couple more could make it really interesting this year.

COYR
We all hope he improves his finishing but if he did he would be worth a fortune! Interested to see Yasir played in a back three the other night. I'm intrigued by that as could see that working. Remaining optimistic subject to us getting a few players in. I think that the fact that we play passing football will make it easier for us to attract some loan players. We obviously all want Stephens back and a couple more could make it really interesting this year. COYR dreamofacleansheet2
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9:16am Mon 14 Jul 14

outlaw2 says...

Hope his training regime has included locating the goal - he wasn't too good at that last time he played for town.
A runner - yes.
A goalscorer - I have my doubts
Hope his training regime has included locating the goal - he wasn't too good at that last time he played for town. A runner - yes. A goalscorer - I have my doubts outlaw2
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9:22am Mon 14 Jul 14

Oi Den! says...

I'm not convinced that Williams's ratio of misses to chances is any worse than that of say White, Shearer or Fjortoft. They are all fondly regarded as heroes but they all missed shedloads of chances for us. Williams also brings a hell of a lot to the game with his pace and work rate. For my money his return is genuinely exciting news. Much of the stick he's received has been undeserved in my view.
I'm not convinced that Williams's ratio of misses to chances is any worse than that of say White, Shearer or Fjortoft. They are all fondly regarded as heroes but they all missed shedloads of chances for us. Williams also brings a hell of a lot to the game with his pace and work rate. For my money his return is genuinely exciting news. Much of the stick he's received has been undeserved in my view. Oi Den!
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9:35am Mon 14 Jul 14

avo says...

Oi Den! wrote:
I'm not convinced that Williams's ratio of misses to chances is any worse than that of say White, Shearer or Fjortoft. They are all fondly regarded as heroes but they all missed shedloads of chances for us. Williams also brings a hell of a lot to the game with his pace and work rate. For my money his return is genuinely exciting news. Much of the stick he's received has been undeserved in my view.
I have to agree with that. I don't see him as the answer to our striking options, but I do see him as one hell of a forward or winger at our level. If fully fit he's like a quality new signing.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: I'm not convinced that Williams's ratio of misses to chances is any worse than that of say White, Shearer or Fjortoft. They are all fondly regarded as heroes but they all missed shedloads of chances for us. Williams also brings a hell of a lot to the game with his pace and work rate. For my money his return is genuinely exciting news. Much of the stick he's received has been undeserved in my view.[/p][/quote]I have to agree with that. I don't see him as the answer to our striking options, but I do see him as one hell of a forward or winger at our level. If fully fit he's like a quality new signing. avo
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9:41am Mon 14 Jul 14

The Jockster says...

Den I might be swayed by your argument re Fjortoft and to a lesser extent Chalkie, but Shearer was mostly IMO a quality finisher and I can't recall him squandering as many chances as Wilma.

I know you and I differ on his contribution - yes he huffs and puffs but to what end as I don't recall his hustle and bustle leading to that many assists or goals.
Den I might be swayed by your argument re Fjortoft and to a lesser extent Chalkie, but Shearer was mostly IMO a quality finisher and I can't recall him squandering as many chances as Wilma. I know you and I differ on his contribution - yes he huffs and puffs but to what end as I don't recall his hustle and bustle leading to that many assists or goals. The Jockster
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9:54am Mon 14 Jul 14

Oi Den! says...

The Jockster wrote:
Den I might be swayed by your argument re Fjortoft and to a lesser extent Chalkie, but Shearer was mostly IMO a quality finisher and I can't recall him squandering as many chances as Wilma.

I know you and I differ on his contribution - yes he huffs and puffs but to what end as I don't recall his hustle and bustle leading to that many assists or goals.
Ah, rose-tinted retrospecs! Seriously though, I recall Shearer missing loads, particularly in the early days of career with us, when he looked quite awkward at times.
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: Den I might be swayed by your argument re Fjortoft and to a lesser extent Chalkie, but Shearer was mostly IMO a quality finisher and I can't recall him squandering as many chances as Wilma. I know you and I differ on his contribution - yes he huffs and puffs but to what end as I don't recall his hustle and bustle leading to that many assists or goals.[/p][/quote]Ah, rose-tinted retrospecs! Seriously though, I recall Shearer missing loads, particularly in the early days of career with us, when he looked quite awkward at times. Oi Den!
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10:04am Mon 14 Jul 14

The Jockster says...

Well maybe your memory is better than mine :) given the choice I know who I'd rather have and love her as I do dear old Wilma ain't going to get 20 league goals this season!
Well maybe your memory is better than mine :) given the choice I know who I'd rather have and love her as I do dear old Wilma ain't going to get 20 league goals this season! The Jockster
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10:07am Mon 14 Jul 14

MoonrakerMatelot says...

I really want to like AW, I think he has blistering pace which would be a great asset to the team but I do not class him as a natural goal scorer based on what I saw of him a couple of seasons ago. My main issue with Andy, was his inability to stay on his feet in the box. It appeared he would prefer to take a pathetic dive in the hope of winning a cheap penalty rather than go for goal. I hope he has got this out of his system now, I hope he gets fully fit and I hope he proves his doubters wrong (me included) and becomes a prolific goal scorer for us this season.
I really want to like AW, I think he has blistering pace which would be a great asset to the team but I do not class him as a natural goal scorer based on what I saw of him a couple of seasons ago. My main issue with Andy, was his inability to stay on his feet in the box. It appeared he would prefer to take a pathetic dive in the hope of winning a cheap penalty rather than go for goal. I hope he has got this out of his system now, I hope he gets fully fit and I hope he proves his doubters wrong (me included) and becomes a prolific goal scorer for us this season. MoonrakerMatelot
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10:18am Mon 14 Jul 14

Oi Den! says...

The Jockster wrote:
Well maybe your memory is better than mine :) given the choice I know who I'd rather have and love her as I do dear old Wilma ain't going to get 20 league goals this season!
Yep. I'd take Shearer over Williams too of course. Just making the point that even some of the most lauded Town strikers have missed their share of chances. We haven't had many ultra clinical finishers. Don't think Don missed too many, nor Eastoe, Cox or Austin. Would be interesting to hear the views of others on that.
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: Well maybe your memory is better than mine :) given the choice I know who I'd rather have and love her as I do dear old Wilma ain't going to get 20 league goals this season![/p][/quote]Yep. I'd take Shearer over Williams too of course. Just making the point that even some of the most lauded Town strikers have missed their share of chances. We haven't had many ultra clinical finishers. Don't think Don missed too many, nor Eastoe, Cox or Austin. Would be interesting to hear the views of others on that. Oi Den!
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10:52am Mon 14 Jul 14

Wilesy says...

Oi Den! wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
Well maybe your memory is better than mine :) given the choice I know who I'd rather have and love her as I do dear old Wilma ain't going to get 20 league goals this season!
Yep. I'd take Shearer over Williams too of course. Just making the point that even some of the most lauded Town strikers have missed their share of chances. We haven't had many ultra clinical finishers. Don't think Don missed too many, nor Eastoe, Cox or Austin. Would be interesting to hear the views of others on that.
Rogers and Eastoe before my time, but yep Cox and Austin much better finishers although WIliams is certainly quicker. But as a forward finishing is your priority, pace (and any other attribute) not as important. For me the main problem with Williams was his one on one finishing when he used to miss a lot of chances, but to be fair he would score some great goals too.

Thinking about it, Williams and Michael Smith has potential as a partnership. Both work hard, and if Smith can hold the ball slightly better Williams should get a fair few chances.

The question is I suppose can we realistically expect to get anyone 'tried and tested' that is better than Williams for the money we can now offer. We can take a punt on the next 30 goal Austin but I think I would settle for a safe 15 goals from Williams and I think Michael Smith will also get 15. There is potential for both to get 20 as well.

Hopefully the injury hasn't cost Williams his pace...look at how Michael Owen faded after he lost his.

I wonder if the Thompon's Posh move may happen with Ajose and some cash coming this way. There could be an argument that that may suit us better as Ajose would offer something slightly different but should also score 15+ goals, while the Thompsons, whilst very good players, are perhaps easier replaced?

The other talk was of Campbell from Newcastle who I belive is 'small and quick'. Sounds a good option too, then there's this lad who's blagged his way in and done OK in the friendlies who also sounds promising.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: Well maybe your memory is better than mine :) given the choice I know who I'd rather have and love her as I do dear old Wilma ain't going to get 20 league goals this season![/p][/quote]Yep. I'd take Shearer over Williams too of course. Just making the point that even some of the most lauded Town strikers have missed their share of chances. We haven't had many ultra clinical finishers. Don't think Don missed too many, nor Eastoe, Cox or Austin. Would be interesting to hear the views of others on that.[/p][/quote]Rogers and Eastoe before my time, but yep Cox and Austin much better finishers although WIliams is certainly quicker. But as a forward finishing is your priority, pace (and any other attribute) not as important. For me the main problem with Williams was his one on one finishing when he used to miss a lot of chances, but to be fair he would score some great goals too. Thinking about it, Williams and Michael Smith has potential as a partnership. Both work hard, and if Smith can hold the ball slightly better Williams should get a fair few chances. The question is I suppose can we realistically expect to get anyone 'tried and tested' that is better than Williams for the money we can now offer. We can take a punt on the next 30 goal Austin but I think I would settle for a safe 15 goals from Williams and I think Michael Smith will also get 15. There is potential for both to get 20 as well. Hopefully the injury hasn't cost Williams his pace...look at how Michael Owen faded after he lost his. I wonder if the Thompon's Posh move may happen with Ajose and some cash coming this way. There could be an argument that that may suit us better as Ajose would offer something slightly different but should also score 15+ goals, while the Thompsons, whilst very good players, are perhaps easier replaced? The other talk was of Campbell from Newcastle who I belive is 'small and quick'. Sounds a good option too, then there's this lad who's blagged his way in and done OK in the friendlies who also sounds promising. Wilesy
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11:24am Mon 14 Jul 14

Robinonfire says...

Forgot what he looks like...Andy who?
Forgot what he looks like...Andy who? Robinonfire
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11:57am Mon 14 Jul 14

glenda hoddle says...

If williams starts up front we are doomed from the start. Playing him as a winger is fine but up top i fear for us. I would like to see him gone if im honest.
If williams starts up front we are doomed from the start. Playing him as a winger is fine but up top i fear for us. I would like to see him gone if im honest. glenda hoddle
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12:21pm Mon 14 Jul 14

liden623 says...

Oi Den! wrote:
I'm not convinced that Williams's ratio of misses to chances is any worse than that of say White, Shearer or Fjortoft. They are all fondly regarded as heroes but they all missed shedloads of chances for us. Williams also brings a hell of a lot to the game with his pace and work rate. For my money his return is genuinely exciting news. Much of the stick he's received has been undeserved in my view.
I agree entirely. It would be great to see him fit again and playing for the Town. He has much to offer and could link well with Smith.
I wish the lad some good luck and hope we see a full season from him.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: I'm not convinced that Williams's ratio of misses to chances is any worse than that of say White, Shearer or Fjortoft. They are all fondly regarded as heroes but they all missed shedloads of chances for us. Williams also brings a hell of a lot to the game with his pace and work rate. For my money his return is genuinely exciting news. Much of the stick he's received has been undeserved in my view.[/p][/quote]I agree entirely. It would be great to see him fit again and playing for the Town. He has much to offer and could link well with Smith. I wish the lad some good luck and hope we see a full season from him. liden623
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12:36pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Another view says...

He made some good passes on Saturday following some quick runs. Early days of course against weak opposition, but at least he was doing the right things.
He made some good passes on Saturday following some quick runs. Early days of course against weak opposition, but at least he was doing the right things. Another view
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2:08pm Mon 14 Jul 14

London Red says...

I think that was the main issue with Williams was he was hailed as our marquee signing who was going to fire us to the Championship - he was PdC main target and he was grinning like a Chesire cat at the mere mention of his name
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He then also suffered that he was never dropped or moved out wide despite not performing as the main striker
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That combined I feel led to a lot of abuse as expectations were not met
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However, if people don't expect him to bang in 20+ but act as a support striker who may get 10-15 and will contribute by relieving pressure, winning corners, free-kicks and pens with his running ability and also set a few up like he did for Smith on Sat - then he can be a real asset at this level
I think that was the main issue with Williams was he was hailed as our marquee signing who was going to fire us to the Championship - he was PdC main target and he was grinning like a Chesire cat at the mere mention of his name . He then also suffered that he was never dropped or moved out wide despite not performing as the main striker . That combined I feel led to a lot of abuse as expectations were not met . However, if people don't expect him to bang in 20+ but act as a support striker who may get 10-15 and will contribute by relieving pressure, winning corners, free-kicks and pens with his running ability and also set a few up like he did for Smith on Sat - then he can be a real asset at this level London Red
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2:21pm Mon 14 Jul 14

smirg kcab says...

Bring on the skating vicar
Bring on the skating vicar smirg kcab
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2:34pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Oi Den! says...

smirg kcab wrote:
Bring on the skating vicar
Grim, perhaps he could bring Arthur "Two Sheds" Jackson with him? And maybe Mr Frampton, the man with three buttocks?
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: Bring on the skating vicar[/p][/quote]Grim, perhaps he could bring Arthur "Two Sheds" Jackson with him? And maybe Mr Frampton, the man with three buttocks? Oi Den!
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2:50pm Mon 14 Jul 14

lifelong red says...

If Andy Williams can recapture the form he showed when first signed under P.D.C. then he could still prove to be a real asset , but somewhere along the line he seemed to lose confidence , which was not helped when K. Mac decided to use him as a lone striker , a role he is obviously not suited to , I only hope his injury has not slowed him down as his pace is the main weapon in his armoury .
If Andy Williams can recapture the form he showed when first signed under P.D.C. then he could still prove to be a real asset , but somewhere along the line he seemed to lose confidence , which was not helped when K. Mac decided to use him as a lone striker , a role he is obviously not suited to , I only hope his injury has not slowed him down as his pace is the main weapon in his armoury . lifelong red
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4:34pm Mon 14 Jul 14

smirg kcab says...

Oi Den! wrote:
smirg kcab wrote: Bring on the skating vicar
Grim, perhaps he could bring Arthur "Two Sheds" Jackson with him? And maybe Mr Frampton, the man with three buttocks?
charlie austin in £6 million move to leicester, may be interesting just had my outragious £10 bet with bet365 for him to be the premier top scorer @100/1.
from the money i saved not going to s/marine.
hope your right with wilma,
have a good week
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: Bring on the skating vicar[/p][/quote]Grim, perhaps he could bring Arthur "Two Sheds" Jackson with him? And maybe Mr Frampton, the man with three buttocks?[/p][/quote]charlie austin in £6 million move to leicester, may be interesting just had my outragious £10 bet with bet365 for him to be the premier top scorer @100/1. from the money i saved not going to s/marine. hope your right with wilma, have a good week smirg kcab
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4:36pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Wilesy says...

London Red wrote:
I think that was the main issue with Williams was he was hailed as our marquee signing who was going to fire us to the Championship - he was PdC main target and he was grinning like a Chesire cat at the mere mention of his name
.
He then also suffered that he was never dropped or moved out wide despite not performing as the main striker
.
That combined I feel led to a lot of abuse as expectations were not met
.
However, if people don't expect him to bang in 20+ but act as a support striker who may get 10-15 and will contribute by relieving pressure, winning corners, free-kicks and pens with his running ability and also set a few up like he did for Smith on Sat - then he can be a real asset at this level
Previous season at Yeovil Williams was in the top scorers in the league (with 15 or so) and looked the best of the realistic targets if you were going down that list. Obviously Jordan Rhodes and Ched Evans etc were not realistic targets....

Lifelong Red correct too his confidence took a hit when played as the lone striker.

Interesting that Storey deemed not suitable for Coopers formation yet Williams is, I think they are both very similar players.
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: I think that was the main issue with Williams was he was hailed as our marquee signing who was going to fire us to the Championship - he was PdC main target and he was grinning like a Chesire cat at the mere mention of his name . He then also suffered that he was never dropped or moved out wide despite not performing as the main striker . That combined I feel led to a lot of abuse as expectations were not met . However, if people don't expect him to bang in 20+ but act as a support striker who may get 10-15 and will contribute by relieving pressure, winning corners, free-kicks and pens with his running ability and also set a few up like he did for Smith on Sat - then he can be a real asset at this level[/p][/quote]Previous season at Yeovil Williams was in the top scorers in the league (with 15 or so) and looked the best of the realistic targets if you were going down that list. Obviously Jordan Rhodes and Ched Evans etc were not realistic targets.... Lifelong Red correct too his confidence took a hit when played as the lone striker. Interesting that Storey deemed not suitable for Coopers formation yet Williams is, I think they are both very similar players. Wilesy
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4:48pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Swindon1984 says...

11 goals in 43 appearances from Williams for town thus far - not the worst return ever but not the best either. Michael Smith has 8 in 20 so far, which is relatively good considering the amount of stick he's had. Not sure what our forward lineup will be this season but if it is Williams and Smith, they can play together and keep fit then that'd average around 28 goals between them on current form. All speculation of course but wouldn't be too bad of a return, and would probably be enough to keep us out of the drop zone if not too much higher.

Can see Luongo and Byrne chipping in with a few as they did last season, but really if we want to kick on this term we'll probably need another striker.
11 goals in 43 appearances from Williams for town thus far - not the worst return ever but not the best either. Michael Smith has 8 in 20 so far, which is relatively good considering the amount of stick he's had. Not sure what our forward lineup will be this season but if it is Williams and Smith, they can play together and keep fit then that'd average around 28 goals between them on current form. All speculation of course but wouldn't be too bad of a return, and would probably be enough to keep us out of the drop zone if not too much higher. Can see Luongo and Byrne chipping in with a few as they did last season, but really if we want to kick on this term we'll probably need another striker. Swindon1984
  • Score: 4

4:48pm Mon 14 Jul 14

smirg kcab says...

i hear town are after micheal smith a defender from rovers
i hear town are after micheal smith a defender from rovers smirg kcab
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4:50pm Mon 14 Jul 14

London Red says...

Williams is what 6 or 7 years older and far more experienced than Storey - so is better suited than Storey to that support role
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Storey could develop into that role - but is not there yet
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Hopefully a whole season playing at Pompey will aid him and he comes back next season a better player and able to start to challenge for a first team spot with us
Williams is what 6 or 7 years older and far more experienced than Storey - so is better suited than Storey to that support role . Storey could develop into that role - but is not there yet . Hopefully a whole season playing at Pompey will aid him and he comes back next season a better player and able to start to challenge for a first team spot with us London Red
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4:52pm Mon 14 Jul 14

smirg kcab says...

Swindon1984 wrote:
11 goals in 43 appearances from Williams for town thus far - not the worst return ever but not the best either. Michael Smith has 8 in 20 so far, which is relatively good considering the amount of stick he's had. Not sure what our forward lineup will be this season but if it is Williams and Smith, they can play together and keep fit then that'd average around 28 goals between them on current form. All speculation of course but wouldn't be too bad of a return, and would probably be enough to keep us out of the drop zone if not too much higher. Can see Luongo and Byrne chipping in with a few as they did last season, but really if we want to kick on this term we'll probably need another striker.
get kevin phillips out of retirement he would score 30+ on his own.
[quote][p][bold]Swindon1984[/bold] wrote: 11 goals in 43 appearances from Williams for town thus far - not the worst return ever but not the best either. Michael Smith has 8 in 20 so far, which is relatively good considering the amount of stick he's had. Not sure what our forward lineup will be this season but if it is Williams and Smith, they can play together and keep fit then that'd average around 28 goals between them on current form. All speculation of course but wouldn't be too bad of a return, and would probably be enough to keep us out of the drop zone if not too much higher. Can see Luongo and Byrne chipping in with a few as they did last season, but really if we want to kick on this term we'll probably need another striker.[/p][/quote]get kevin phillips out of retirement he would score 30+ on his own. smirg kcab
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5:17pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Oi Den! says...

smirg kcab wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
smirg kcab wrote: Bring on the skating vicar
Grim, perhaps he could bring Arthur "Two Sheds" Jackson with him? And maybe Mr Frampton, the man with three buttocks?
charlie austin in £6 million move to leicester, may be interesting just had my outragious £10 bet with bet365 for him to be the premier top scorer @100/1.
from the money i saved not going to s/marine.
hope your right with wilma,
have a good week
You too Grim. That is interesting news. I think he'll score goals at any level. Worth a flutter at that price.
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: Bring on the skating vicar[/p][/quote]Grim, perhaps he could bring Arthur "Two Sheds" Jackson with him? And maybe Mr Frampton, the man with three buttocks?[/p][/quote]charlie austin in £6 million move to leicester, may be interesting just had my outragious £10 bet with bet365 for him to be the premier top scorer @100/1. from the money i saved not going to s/marine. hope your right with wilma, have a good week[/p][/quote]You too Grim. That is interesting news. I think he'll score goals at any level. Worth a flutter at that price. Oi Den!
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5:51pm Mon 14 Jul 14

swwindon61uk says...

Williams played well Saturday and to be honest this is like a new signing.
9 months not playing you are not going rectify overnight.
Williams played well Saturday and to be honest this is like a new signing. 9 months not playing you are not going rectify overnight. swwindon61uk
  • Score: 1

5:56pm Mon 14 Jul 14

you gots ta be kidding me says...

On a seperate note for those of you at supermarine, did any of you see the goalkeeping coach working with the goalies, he was crossing in to the box for them to catch and I think 4 out of every 10 kicks went anywhere near the keeper, looked a bit of a shambles if you ask me, before you all dislike I am just stating facts....
On a seperate note for those of you at supermarine, did any of you see the goalkeeping coach working with the goalies, he was crossing in to the box for them to catch and I think 4 out of every 10 kicks went anywhere near the keeper, looked a bit of a shambles if you ask me, before you all dislike I am just stating facts.... you gots ta be kidding me
  • Score: 1

5:58pm Mon 14 Jul 14

the don69 says...

Come Andy bang a few goals in? and make Jock,Grim and myself eat humble pie? finishing you did it at Yeovil (so I'm told) PDC told us you could do it! somehow find that onion bag, prove us all wrong? good luck for the new season!!!!!!!!!!!
Come Andy bang a few goals in? and make Jock,Grim and myself eat humble pie? finishing you did it at Yeovil (so I'm told) PDC told us you could do it! somehow find that onion bag, prove us all wrong? good luck for the new season!!!!!!!!!!! the don69
  • Score: 5

6:53pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Fernham Red says...

Andy's always had the right attitude and application which cannot be taken for granted at this level. As the 'senior' member of our young side I feel he should be well placed to lead by example and ensure the team fight until the final whistle. That alone could win (or save us) ten points come the end of the season. If installed as penalty taker, he'd be a fair outside bet for twenty goals this season.
MC has clearly run the rule over Williams and come to the decision he is far more of an asset to us than a liability - the same cannot be said of Ward or Harley at the current time.
Let's get behind Andy this season, he's fought back from injury to pull on a red shirt again and as others have stated 'is effectively our first signing' of the new season. I think that at the very least buys him a months grace as we build towards the first competitive game of the season.
Andy's always had the right attitude and application which cannot be taken for granted at this level. As the 'senior' member of our young side I feel he should be well placed to lead by example and ensure the team fight until the final whistle. That alone could win (or save us) ten points come the end of the season. If installed as penalty taker, he'd be a fair outside bet for twenty goals this season. MC has clearly run the rule over Williams and come to the decision he is far more of an asset to us than a liability - the same cannot be said of Ward or Harley at the current time. Let's get behind Andy this season, he's fought back from injury to pull on a red shirt again and as others have stated 'is effectively our first signing' of the new season. I think that at the very least buys him a months grace as we build towards the first competitive game of the season. Fernham Red
  • Score: 6

8:42pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Buttscratcher, says...

you gots ta be kidding me wrote:
On a seperate note for those of you at supermarine, did any of you see the goalkeeping coach working with the goalies, he was crossing in to the box for them to catch and I think 4 out of every 10 kicks went anywhere near the keeper, looked a bit of a shambles if you ask me, before you all dislike I am just stating facts....
I also noticed the fact that he couldn't actually warm up the keeper with crosses as he could cross a ball!!
[quote][p][bold]you gots ta be kidding me[/bold] wrote: On a seperate note for those of you at supermarine, did any of you see the goalkeeping coach working with the goalies, he was crossing in to the box for them to catch and I think 4 out of every 10 kicks went anywhere near the keeper, looked a bit of a shambles if you ask me, before you all dislike I am just stating facts....[/p][/quote]I also noticed the fact that he couldn't actually warm up the keeper with crosses as he could cross a ball!! Buttscratcher,
  • Score: -4

8:43pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Buttscratcher, says...

Buttscratcher, wrote:
you gots ta be kidding me wrote:
On a seperate note for those of you at supermarine, did any of you see the goalkeeping coach working with the goalies, he was crossing in to the box for them to catch and I think 4 out of every 10 kicks went anywhere near the keeper, looked a bit of a shambles if you ask me, before you all dislike I am just stating facts....
I also noticed the fact that he couldn't actually warm up the keeper with crosses as he could cross a ball!!
Sorry could not cross
[quote][p][bold]Buttscratcher,[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]you gots ta be kidding me[/bold] wrote: On a seperate note for those of you at supermarine, did any of you see the goalkeeping coach working with the goalies, he was crossing in to the box for them to catch and I think 4 out of every 10 kicks went anywhere near the keeper, looked a bit of a shambles if you ask me, before you all dislike I am just stating facts....[/p][/quote]I also noticed the fact that he couldn't actually warm up the keeper with crosses as he could cross a ball!![/p][/quote]Sorry could not cross Buttscratcher,
  • Score: -4

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