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Title: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Saxondale on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 11:13:19
First one one announced

Home against Portsmouth on the 21st July.


Title: Re: 2019 - 2020 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 11:14:51
 Nathan will be hoping to play in that....


Title: Re: 2019 - 2020 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 11:18:06
Interestingly, a mooted tour of Ireland could well coincide with the Pox's tour of Ireland.

I'll have to call a few of the Kerry lads!


Title: Re: 2019 - 2020 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: REDBUCK on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 12:17:35
Where did we finish in the 2018/19 season then. Are we a League one team again.


Title: Re: 2019 - 2020 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 12:18:28
Where did we finish in the 2018/19 season then. Are we a League one team again.

Its nice to get a friendly against a league club.

:)


Title: Re: 2019 - 2020 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: THE FLASH on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 12:30:36
Where did we finish in the 2018/19 season then. Are we a League one team again.

I have been moaning like fuck that we dragged our heels two seasons running and then we start organising friendlies two seasons in advance!


Title: Re: 2019 - 2020 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: FreddySTFC! on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 13:22:28
I have been moaning like fuck that we dragged our heels two seasons running and then we start organising friendlies two seasons in advance!
:clap: :Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick:


Title: Re: 2019 - 2020 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Honest Lee on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 13:22:51
Where did we finish in the 2018/19 season then. Are we a League one team again.

Over their heads methinks


Title: Re: 2019 - 2020 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Sir Cliff Pipehard on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 13:23:24
I shit myself when I read that.

I thought I'd turned 50 already and not realised


Title: Re: 2019 - 2020 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Flashheart on Friday, May 18, 2018, 13:05:53
Total Sport Swindon

 
@TotalSportSwin
 2m2 minutes ago
More
Swindon Town have added three matches to their pre-season schedule.

They will go to Cirencester on Tuesday, July 3 (19:45 kick-off)

Melksham on Tuesday, July 10 (19:45)

Chippenham on Tuesday, July 17 (19:45)


Title: Re: 2019 - 2020 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Quagmire on Friday, May 18, 2018, 13:12:46
Was hoping the Melksham game would be on a Saturday for selfish reasons, oh well.


Title: Re: 2019 - 2020 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Batch on Friday, May 18, 2018, 13:13:24
Yes! Proper job.


Title: Re: 2019 - 2020 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: cired45 on Friday, May 18, 2018, 20:52:24
Has anyone any idea of when the mooted Irish tour could be happening, quite fancy a trip to the emerald isle


Title: Re: 2019 - 2020 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: donkey on Friday, May 18, 2018, 22:04:27
Has anyone any idea of when the mooted Irish tour could be happening, quite fancy a trip to the emerald isle

Did it years ago when McMahon was in charge, brilliant few days. Mark Walters was great to watch in close quarters.


Title: Re: 2019 - 2020 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: THE FLASH on Sunday, May 20, 2018, 20:37:57
Has anyone any idea of when the mooted Irish tour could be happening, quite fancy a trip to the emerald isle

I'm up for that too...


Title: Re: 2019 - 2020 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Tails on Monday, May 21, 2018, 11:07:18
Did it years ago when McMahon was in charge, brilliant few days. Mark Walters was great to watch in close quarters.

We did it 3/4 years running.. I was only a kid, it was great fun!


Title: Re: 2019 - 2020 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: donkey on Monday, May 21, 2018, 17:11:25
We did it 3/4 years running.. I was only a kid, it was great fun!

That was the year your dad and others dyed their hair blonde. 🙂


Title: Re: 2019 - 2020 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Posh Red on Monday, May 21, 2018, 20:51:01
I remember Hoddle & Gorman taking the team to Holland for one pre season tour, apparently after the last game the team were almost as pissed as the fans that had gone. :)

The irony is that the players would get slaughtered on Social Media now


Title: Re: 2019 - 2020 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Tails on Monday, May 21, 2018, 21:39:04
That was the year your dad and others dyed their hair blonde. 🙂

Ah yes I remember my mum dying everyones hair. That was odd.


Title: Re: 2019 - 2020 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: SleafordRobin on Monday, May 21, 2018, 21:41:35
I remember Hoddle & Gorman taking the team to Holland for one pre season tour, apparently after the last game the team were almost as pissed as the fans that had gone. :)

The irony is that the players would get slaughtered on Social Media now

I was serving in Germany at the time... spent the weekend with the team, it was a bit surreal sitting pitchside with the team between games.  Seem to recall Gorman being a cracking bloke


Title: Re: 2019 - 2020 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: leftside on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 21:48:56
I was serving in Germany at the time... spent the weekend with the team, it was a bit surreal sitting pitchside with the team between games.  Seem to recall Gorman being a cracking bloke
The two Holland trips I went on were great. I've still got my 'borrowed' Heineken apron.

Gorman was certainly a cracking bloke on the first Finland tour - very personable and accommodating. In contrast (and this is not a criticism), McMahon showed no interest in being fan-friendly on the second Finland tour.


Title: Re: 2019 - 2020 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Saxondale on Friday, May 25, 2018, 10:08:51
Home to West Brom on the 14th July.


Title: Re: 2019 - 2020 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Batch on Friday, May 25, 2018, 10:12:06
Boing Boing


Title: Re: 2019 - 2020 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Tails on Friday, May 25, 2018, 10:13:03
Last time we played West Brom in a friendly I ended up in hospital for 5 days.

Not really relevant at all I know, but every time I think of West Brom now I think of never ending nosebleeds.


Title: Re: 2019 - 2020 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Friday, May 25, 2018, 10:26:00
Last time we played West Brom in a friendly I ended up in hospital for 5 days.

Not really relevant at all I know, but every time I think of West Brom now I think of never ending nosebleeds.

I remember some years ago sitting in the Arkells with some TEFers, when that happened.... was it this game?

http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?Friendly=YES&MatchID=2010997000

However we played them a couple of years back, so perhaps that



Title: Re: 2019 - 2020 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Friday, May 25, 2018, 11:36:24
Who was this guy from that game

Berlin NDEBE-NLOME


Title: Re: 2019 - 2020 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Tails on Friday, May 25, 2018, 11:54:07
I remember some years ago sitting in the Arkells with some TEFers, when that happened.... was it this game?

http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?Friendly=YES&MatchID=2010997000

However we played them a couple of years back, so perhaps that



Yep that was the one. Big trail of blood around the Arkells!


Title: Re: 2019 - 2020 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Friday, May 25, 2018, 12:30:04
Who was this guy from that game

Berlin NDEBE-NLOME

I did wonder.... completely escaped me.


Title: 2019 - 2020 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 16:37:52
thank fuck, some sanity in this cunty world. Friday 27th July:

FIXTURE 🗓️ | We are delighted to announce that we will be heading to @SupermarineFC for a pre-season friendly in late July.

⤵️

👉 https://t.co/LBveRoGrIJ (https://t.co/LBveRoGrIJ)

#STFC https://t.co/r4DnoOAAre (https://t.co/r4DnoOAAre)


Title: Re: 2019 - 2020 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Posh Red on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 21:40:52
It can’t be, remember the two owners have fallen out so there isn’t going to be any game between us ;)


Title: Re: 2019 - 2020 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 21:52:24
It can’t be, remember the two owners have fallen out so there isn’t going to be any game between us ;)

Power is looking for planning permission for house building at the potential new training facility.... Highworth's MP is Justin Tomlinson, who has "interests" in Supermarine.  It is always wise to try and keep the local Tory MP on board in any planning dispute... perhaps coincidence, perhaps not.


Title: Re: 2019 - 2020 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 22:00:40
Power is looking for planning permission for house building at the potential new training facility.... Highworth's MP is Justin Tomlinson, who has "interests" in Supermarine.  It is always wise to try and keep the local Tory MP on board in any planning dispute... perhaps coincidence, perhaps not.
“Interests” being?


Title: Re: 2019 - 2020 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Bogus Dave on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 08:36:23
“Interests” being?

Using them to launder donations from Wonga


Title: Re: 2019 - 2020 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 08:39:30
“Interests” being?

Tomlinson arranged for Wonga to sponsor Supermarine to the tune of 30 grand.... the SS fella, donated a similar sum to Tomlinson's campaign fund. Tomlinson leaked details about forthcoming government policy changes on payday loan companies to Wonga.  Tomlinson suspended from Parliament and forced to blub an apology to the House.

All just coincidence, of course.


Title: Re: 2019 - 2020 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: suttonred on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 09:05:28
Tomlinson arranged for Wonga to sponsor Supermarine to the tune of 30 grand.... the SS fella, donated a similar sum to Tomlinson's campaign fund. Tomlinson leaked details about forthcoming government policy changes on payday loan companies to Wonga.  Tomlinson suspended from Parliament and forced to blub an apology to the House.

All just coincidence, of course.

If that's true he should be banned from holding public office for life the corrupt sod.


Title: Re: 2019 - 2020 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Combe Up on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 09:16:04
Anyway, back on track...any details where & when STFC are playing in the Republic of Ireland so we can make arrangements to go and watch them?


Title: Re: 2019 - 2020 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 09:28:10
If that's true he should be banned from holding public office for life the corrupt sod.

It is true.

http://www.totalpolitics.com/articles/news/tory-mp-justin-tomlinson-makes-grovelling-apology-leaking-wonga


Title: Re: 2019 - 2020 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 10:49:16
 :Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick:


Title: Re: 2019 - 2020 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Quagmire on Monday, June 25, 2018, 13:04:38
The Melksham game has now been moved to Saturday 7th July and currently a 3pm kick off.
According to Melksham’s twitter, if England finish 2nd in the group the kick off time will move to 12:30pm to avoid a potential clash with an England quarter final.


Title: Re: 2019 - 2020 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: horlock07 on Monday, June 25, 2018, 13:36:33
The Melksham game has now been moved to Saturday 7th July and currently a 3pm kick off.
According to Melksham’s twitter, if England finish 2nd in the group the kick off time will move to 12:30pm to avoid a potential clash with an England quarter final.

Could they not move the England game??


Title: Re: 2019 - 2020 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Batch on Thursday, June 28, 2018, 22:05:54
Well, fuck the Ciren friendly then....


Title: Re: 2019 - 2020 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Costanza on Thursday, June 28, 2018, 22:16:37
Well, fuck the Ciren friendly then....

Haha. Quite.

Heartbreak for all concerned.


Title: Re: 2019 - 2020 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Costanza on Friday, June 29, 2018, 11:24:57
Well, fuck the Ciren friendly then....

It's been moved by 24 hours.


Title: Re: 2019 - 2020 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Batch on Friday, June 29, 2018, 11:32:31
Excellent!

And sensible


Title: Re: 2019 - 2020 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Quagmire on Friday, June 29, 2018, 13:32:31
Melksham game will be 11:30am if England beat Colombia.

Did anyone go to that game last season? Got a couple of mates who live over there and seem to think it’s great over there. Is it worth staying in Melksham for the England game if we get through?


Title: Re: 2019 - 2020 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Combe Up on Friday, June 29, 2018, 14:05:01
Great. So after being told for months that STFC were going on tour to the Republic of Ireland, we are told with ten days' notice that they are going to Spain instead! Thanks for thinking of the fans who wanted to travel. I had already bought my Irish Euros, now I will lose on the exchange rate when I swap them to Spanish ones.


Title: Re: 2019 - 2020 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Batch on Friday, June 29, 2018, 14:09:54
went to the game, didn't go in bar so can't comment on how good it would be for after.


Title: Re: 2019 - 2020 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Costanza on Friday, June 29, 2018, 14:12:59
Great. So after being told for months that STFC were going on tour to the Republic of Ireland, we are told with ten days' notice that they are going to Spain instead! Thanks for thinking of the fans who wanted to travel. I had already bought my Irish Euros, now I will lose on the exchange rate when I swap them to Spanish ones.

You understand that you jumped the gun, right?


Title: Re: 2019 - 2020 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Batch on Friday, June 29, 2018, 14:19:59
Great. So after being told for months that STFC were going on tour to the Republic of Ireland, we are told with ten days' notice that they are going to Spain instead! Thanks for thinking of the fans who wanted to travel. I had already bought my Irish Euros, now I will lose on the exchange rate when I swap them to Spanish ones.

I'll give you 0.8 Spanish EUR for every 1 Irish EUR. HTH.


Title: Re: 2019 - 2020 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Combe Up on Friday, June 29, 2018, 14:20:17
You understand that you jumped the gun, right?

We were told the manager had visited Waterford & Dublin to make arrangements for friendlies in Ireland. All seasoned travellers  like to plan ahead for cheaper fares, better exchange rate etc.

The Spain news is like a red rag to a bull.


Title: Re: 2019 - 2020 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Costanza on Friday, June 29, 2018, 14:43:12
We were told the manager had visited Waterford & Dublin to make arrangements for friendlies in Ireland. All seasoned travellers  like to plan ahead for cheaper fares, better exchange rate etc.

The Spain news is like a red rag to a bull.

If you contacted the club and they said 'yep, it's happening' then I'll wind my neck-in otherwise it's just unfortunate.

Pre-season isn't really about the fans but I'm sure they appreciate the time and support.

Enjoy Spain.


Title: Re: 2019 - 2020 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: horlock07 on Friday, June 29, 2018, 14:56:08
Isn't this just a massive wind up - I fear you are all being whooshed....


Title: Re: 2019 - 2020 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Costanza on Friday, June 29, 2018, 15:03:47
Isn't this just a massive wind up - I fear you are all being whooshed....


Oh. Consider me firmly whooshed.


Title: Re: 2019 - 2020 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Friday, June 29, 2018, 15:11:10
Am I being thick here? Can't you just use any euro in any member state?


Title: Re: 2019 - 2020 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: horlock07 on Friday, June 29, 2018, 15:28:22
Am I being thick here? Can't you just use any euro in any member state?

Yep


Title: Re: 2019 - 2020 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Friday, June 29, 2018, 15:47:29
I see. A hilarious jape then.


Title: Re: 2019 - 2020 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: tans on Friday, June 29, 2018, 16:04:11
We were told the manager had visited Waterford & Dublin to make arrangements for friendlies in Ireland. All seasoned travellers  like to plan ahead for cheaper fares, better exchange rate etc.

The Spain news is like a red rag to a bull.

No date or ireland trip was ever announced


Title: Re: 2019 - 2020 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: THE FLASH on Friday, June 29, 2018, 16:37:00
I fancied Waterford but alas...They are still playing the League over there.



Title: Re: 2019 - 2020 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Combe Up on Friday, June 29, 2018, 22:03:48

http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/sport/16252003.phil-brown-seeking-strong-backroom-staff-at-swindon-town/
includes:

'Brown also made the trip to see goalkeeper Lawrence Vigouroux play for Waterford in a visit to Ireland, which also doubled up as a scouting mission as the club look to finalise plans for a pre-season tour

"That's why I went over to Waterford, I travelled to Dublin on Monday afternoon and then I went to see the facility at Waterford," added Brown.'

Why do I waste my time on you drongos?


Title: Re: 2019 - 2020 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Flashheart on Friday, June 29, 2018, 22:18:08
If you are trying to make a joke about the currency, you've already been called out on it. Wooshes do not apply from this point on.

If you are genuine... the club did not confirm they were going to Ireland so you only have yourself to blame. Also, if you are genuine, The Euro is the Euro no matter where you go you fuckwit.


Title: Re: 2019 - 2020 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: cired45 on Friday, June 29, 2018, 22:34:00
Does anyone know where we might get some info on the trip to Spain, got a few days extra leave and wouldn’t mind a trip south.


Title: Re: 2019 - 2020 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Combe Up on Friday, June 29, 2018, 22:44:03
What does 'whoosh' mean? Genuine question.

The currency ding-dong has brought the attention of some you that the club's shockingly short notice of ten days of an overseas trip that STILL does not include details of matches to be played. Those WHO ARE INTERESTED would like to know.

Check out how other clubs inform their fans of their p!ans. Coach to Rangers v Bury friendly anyone?

 "fuckwit". Grow up please.


Title: Re: 2019 - 2020 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: suttonred on Friday, June 29, 2018, 22:47:16
A whoosh is usually someone's response after being called for saying something stupid/ill informed, to get themselves out of looking stupid/ill informed whilst blushing profusely whilst typing.


Title: Re: 2019 - 2020 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: chalkies_shorts on Friday, June 29, 2018, 23:04:18
I would argue the term whooshed is used in the same proportion as the townend 25% legitimately but 80% by bellends


Title: Re: 2019 - 2020 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Saturday, June 30, 2018, 01:40:57
 There used to be a poster, who was a pre-season tour obsessive....name escapes me. We've all got our peccadillos. Think it was a tour to Austria which floated his boat.   :hmmm:


Title: Re: 2019 - 2020 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Costanza on Saturday, June 30, 2018, 07:04:38
Oh lordy! Summer of Noughtie Nine or something like that.


Title: Re: 2019 - 2020 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Amir on Saturday, June 30, 2018, 07:16:45
Oh lordy! Summer of Noughtie Nine or something like that.

That sounds about right, well remembered. I could only think summerof69, until I realised that was a different poster.


Title: Re: 2019 - 2020 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Saturday, June 30, 2018, 10:15:09
Oh lordy! Summer of Noughtie Nine or something like that.

That's the badger.


Title: Re: 2019 - 2020 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Flashheart on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, 18:47:28
TOWN FIRST-HALF XI | Vigouroux, Trialist, Taylor, Trialist, Robertson, Romanski, McGlashan, Trialist, Trialist, Twine, Trialist.

SUBS - Henry, Edwards, Price.


Title: Re: 2019 - 2020 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Flashheart on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, 18:48:50
He's here, he's there, he's every fucking where trialist trialist...


Title: Re: 2019 - 2020 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Costanza on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, 18:50:46
Here come the trialist jokes...

(https://thumbs.gfycat.com/SoreFrenchCopperhead-max-1mb.gif)

 ;)


Title: Re: 2019 - 2020 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Private Fraser on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, 18:56:23
Could someone correct the topic heading, please?


Title: Re: 2019 - 2020 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Flashheart on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, 18:59:12
Could someone correct the topic heading, please?

 :wink:


Title: Re: 2019 - 2020 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Costanza on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, 18:59:56
TOWN FIRST-HALF XI | Vigouroux, Trialist, Taylor, Trialist, Robertson, Romanski, McGlashan, Trialist, Trialist, Twine, Trialist.

SUBS - Henry, Edwards, Price.

I assume that's

- Jamie Sendles-White
- Jordan Williams
- Martin Smith
- Lloyd Sam
- Max Oldham


Title: Re: 2019 - 2020 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Flashheart on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, 19:00:24
Here come the trialist jokes...

(https://thumbs.gfycat.com/SoreFrenchCopperhead-max-1mb.gif)

 ;)

I saw a 'better get my boots ready' joke the other day. I think we've already hit 'that' level early on.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: JoeMezz on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, 19:02:23
Where are Richards, Conroy, Dunne, Woolery, Azante? Just not playing them in this game?


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Costanza on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, 19:05:45
Where are Richards, Conroy, Dunne, Woolery, Azante? Just not playing them in this game?

First team are playing against Melksham so I imagine this is mainly for the trialists to impress.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: tans on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, 19:14:39
Luke Mccormick!


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: PlymRed on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, 19:17:03
Luke mccormick, shamir mullings and Abdul osman 3 of the trialists.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: tans on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, 19:17:29
Teams


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, 19:49:08
Where are Richards, Conroy, Dunne, Woolery, Azante? Just not playing them in this game?
Conroy still injured, Richards not fully fit yet, Woolery out till the start of the season the others are there.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Ells on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, 20:25:42
Goal! For a trialist


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Ells on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, 20:31:30
And another.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Costanza on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, 20:47:26
Mullings with the first and 'Casacadia international Max Oldham™' with the second.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, 21:01:26
Tweetybird including non Town fans, having a(n) meltdown/excuse to moan/anti-wank over McCormick.

Think it's 0-3


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Ells on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, 21:02:52
Anderson with the 3rd


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Costanza on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, 21:29:16
Tweetybird including non Town fans, having a(n) meltdown/excuse to moan/anti-wank over McCormick.

Feel free to bone up on the last McCormick debate:

http://thetownend.com/index.php?topic=48201.0



Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, 21:45:04
Feel free to bone up on the last McCormick debate:

http://thetownend.com/index.php?topic=48201.0



Don't need to. The media got in a wank frenzy about it (as did many others) when he was only on trial with a potential community role being offered.

Of course since then, he's played for the Scum and for Plymouth again. Which I would say would be a lot harder for the families involved in the drink driving incident. However, I'm also certain he's had to deal with the mistake he made in a totally psychological way.

Don't need to go over old ground. Many of us whilst driving have been under the influence. It should be zero tolerance. Period.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, 22:07:16
Just back, not much to report really. Its a preseason friendly, what do you expect (plus I'm knackered, so didn't fully concentrate).

First half was fairly standard pre-season. Took a while to break them down. Mullings looked handy, but its Ciren Town  who are of good standard, but nowhere near league - so you can't really judge . Oldham from memory did no more than OK. McGlashen didn't stand out.

Second half we looked a bit sharper and faster in pass. Knoyle was bombing on down the right, but largely ignored. Brighton kiddy looked to have a bit of pace while dribbling, look forward to seeing more. Anderson looked lively. But we fell asleep a bit in the last 5.

Oh and Pook is getting a middle age spread.

Feel free to bone up on the last McCormick debate:

http://thetownend.com/index.php?topic=48201.0



Its all been said, not changed my mind


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, July 5, 2018, 10:10:29
Thanks for the brief summary Batch we sound like we did ok with 2 seperate teams.

I am not overly disappointed Moore won't be playing for us this year TBH he was almost as dodgy as RCC at times, I do hope we get another keeper in as competition for Vigs as I don't think Henry is enough on his own and I am not convinced about McCormick or the reaction towards him.

I thought people were saying Robertson had left us, that doesn't seem to be the case as he played last night.

Still a win is a win and its all confidence boosting and getting players to fitness that matters most.

Interesting to hear PB say that he prefers 2 strikers if he had them rather than a lone striker.

Shamir Mullings is a huge lump but with a poor scoring record it seems but if he can play the target man role...who knows, Nile Ranger didn't have much of a scoring record but was a very good target man. Not a massive surprise either as PB had him as a youngster at Southend.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Thursday, July 5, 2018, 12:26:28
The one time I saw Moore play was at Cambridge. It looked like they had dragged some bloke out of the crowd. Worst goalkeeping display I had seen since Nicky Hammond back in the day.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, July 5, 2018, 13:52:20
The one time I saw Moore play was at Cambridge. It looked like they had dragged some bloke out of the crowd. Worst goalkeeping display I had seen since Nicky Hammond back in the day.
Moore was better than RCC IMO but not by much, the Cambridge and Exeter games he was awful but against Accrington he looked like he could develop into a useful keeper, I would rather we sign a keeper who is already developed enough for 1st team football though.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: hefty toe on Friday, July 6, 2018, 12:14:33
Found Brown's comments on BBC Wilts quite interesting about Dunne.  Sees him as a number 8 rather than a sitting/holding midfielder.  I'm inclined to agree.  Presumably we'll be signing a couple of holding midfielders.  Wouldn't be surprised if Martin Smith is one of them as Neil McDonald seems to rate him.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, July 6, 2018, 12:18:46
Found Brown's comments on BBC Wilts quite interesting about Dunne.  Sees him as a number 8 rather than a sitting/holding midfielder.  I'm inclined to agree.  Presumably we'll be signing a couple of holding midfielders.  Wouldn't be surprised if Martin Smith is one of them as Neil McDonald seems to rate him.
Dunne played that role vs Accrington in the last game and he looked much more comfortable there right up until his sending off.

PB does seem to know how to get the best out of Dunne who looks a totally different player to the one under Flitcroft.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, July 7, 2018, 11:15:30
Vs Melksham

FIRST-HALF STARTING XI | McCormick, Knoyle, Taylor, Smith, Robertson, Trialist, Trialist, Alzate, Richards, Iandolo, Anderson. SUBS - Henry, Edwards, Young.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Super Hans on Saturday, July 7, 2018, 11:22:39
Anyone going? Would like to know if Lloyd Sam is still with the club. Think he could be a decent signing.


Title: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Batch on Saturday, July 7, 2018, 11:25:42
just announced by Twitter rumours he's playing first half (+JSW)


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Super Hans on Saturday, July 7, 2018, 11:39:54
Cheers!


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Batch on Saturday, July 7, 2018, 11:43:49
Sam and Anderson have scored


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, July 7, 2018, 11:51:02
2-1 Melksham convert penalty.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Quagmire on Saturday, July 7, 2018, 11:56:08
Richards shoulder injury - looks serious.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, July 7, 2018, 11:57:00
Richards shoulder injury - looks serious.
Young has come on for Richards.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Riddick on Saturday, July 7, 2018, 12:01:25
Hope Young makes it this year. A couple of years ago when he started the last game of the season and scored he looked a great little player. Had injuries since but was wanted by bigger clubs and stayed here to try and get first team football. Not quite worked yet but fingers crossed.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, July 7, 2018, 12:06:26
Hope Young makes it this year. A couple of years ago when he started the last game of the season and scored he looked a great little player. Had injuries since but was wanted by bigger clubs and stayed here to try and get first team football. Not quite worked yet but fingers crossed.
Yeah I know Liverpool, Wolves and Chelsea watched him when he was younger, Swindon still have quite high hopes for him but as you say injuries have held his progress back.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, July 7, 2018, 12:08:56
The Richards injury sounds ominous...  :cry:


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, July 7, 2018, 12:09:42
Alzate wins a penalty and scores it 3-1


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Batch on Saturday, July 7, 2018, 12:14:42
bugger, he's our only proven striker. that's a disaster.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Super Hans on Saturday, July 7, 2018, 12:18:11
BBC Wiltshire said he went off holding his wrist. Hopefully not a shoulder injury...


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, July 7, 2018, 12:19:04
3-1 HT.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, July 7, 2018, 12:19:07
If it's his wrist then it's probably painful, but hopefully not something that'll leave him out for too long.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, July 7, 2018, 12:22:33
SECOND-HALF XI | Vigouroux, Trialist, Stanley, Haines, Romanski, Trialist, Twine, Trialist, McGlashan, Trialist, Trialist.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Batch on Saturday, July 7, 2018, 12:51:34
2nd half trialists
Jordan Williams
JSW
Doug Loft
Abdul Osman
Max Oldham
Shamir Mullings


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, July 7, 2018, 12:53:52
4-2 McGlashan


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, July 7, 2018, 12:54:43
5-2 Twine


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Quagmire on Saturday, July 7, 2018, 12:59:55
Bloody lovely facility Melksham have by the way.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Saturday, July 7, 2018, 13:02:43
2nd half trialists
Jordan Williams
JSW
Doug Loft
Abdul Osman
Max Oldham
Shamir Mullings

31 year old LB or midfield.
Did well at Port Vale a few years back.
Looks to have had injury hit spells at last two clubs Gills and Col U in particular.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Kinky Tom on Saturday, July 7, 2018, 13:13:41
2nd half trialists
Jordan Williams
JSW
Doug Loft
Abdul Osman
Max Oldham
Shamir Mullings

Was captain at Partick Thistle, released after relegation from the SPL.  DM/CM evidently.  Looks like an improvement on Linganzi having had a quick look.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, July 7, 2018, 13:20:46
FT 2-5


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Batch on Saturday, July 7, 2018, 13:31:47
Quote from: Quagmire
Bloody lovely facility Melksham have by the way.
good innit, was impressed last year and it was pissing down with rain.


glad to see we've some trialists with league experience now.

Richards injury is a concern, unless brown has updated the media on that post match


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, July 7, 2018, 14:37:32
Thoughts on trialists?


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Costanza on Saturday, July 7, 2018, 14:38:28
Mullings is huge.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, July 7, 2018, 17:47:27
Did we establish who the big black guy is?


Title: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Batch on Saturday, July 7, 2018, 18:17:23
mullings


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 16:57:40
Anyone going to the WBA game on Saturday? If England are contesting the pointless 3rd spot play off game will the KO time change?


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 17:46:26
Can't see it changing for a 3rd place game.

I'm off to RIAT, just thought I'd mention it as out of towners heading Ciren way may wish to think about their route home. Though flying finishes at 6 so it may not be THAT bad.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 17:55:18
Anyone going to the WBA game on Saturday? If England are contesting the pointless 3rd spot play off game will the KO time change?

I was going, but the LM signing has thrown a spanner in that works.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 11:15:00
Been having a look around the other L2 forum at their pre season friendlies and found these results so far.

I know not much info can be gleaned by these but just as a comparison.

Brimscombe 0 Forest Green 2
Cleethorpes 4 Grimsby Town 3
Cirencester 1 Swindon 3
Dunfermline 0 Tranmere 4
Fulham 4 Crawley 2
Glasgow Rangers 6 Bury 0
Kidsgrove 1 Port Vale 1
Maldon & Tiptree 1 Colchester 4
Nantwich 0 Crewe 1
Newport Pagnell 0 Franchise 3
Rolls Royce 0 Notts County 17
St Albans 0 Northampton 4
St Neots 1 Cambridge 7
Vitoria Sport Club 1 Mansfield 0

Ashton United 1 Oldham 3
Bamber Bridge 1 Morecambe 2
Barrow 3 Carlisle 1
Basford 1 Notts County 3
Bideford 1 Exeter 3
Brackley 0 Northampton 1
Braintree 0 Colchester 5
Bury 0 Huddersfield 4
Cambridge City 1 Cambridge United 8
Cheltenham 2 Bristol City 4
Colwyn Bay 1 Crewe 2
Crewe 1 Wigan 0
Lincoln 1 Norwich 3
Melksham 2 Swindon 5
St Albans 1 Stevenage 3
Stoke 5 Macclesfield 2
Torquay 1 Forest Green 4
Tranmere 2 Liverpool 3
Yeovil 1 Swansea 2


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: pauld on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 11:28:39
Been having a look around the other L2 forum at their pre season friendlies and found these results so far.

I know not much info can be gleaned by these but just as a comparison.

Cleethorpes 4 Grimsby Town 3
Bet their FB page went into meltdown!

Rolls Royce 0 Notts County 17
Well that must have been a bit of a pointless exercise


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: suttonred on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 11:35:01
Rolls Royce probably put out a phantom side.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 11:45:23
Rolls Royce probably put out a phantom side.
Ghosting in at the far post?

I recon Rolls Royce put out a side made up of owners of Rolls Royce cars.

Described here as a "ruthless win" I would guess that Swindon U16 schoolboys could have put 10 past them.

https://www.nottinghampost.com/sport/football/football-news/notts-county-v-rolls-royce-1758962


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 12:23:25
I can only imagine the spirit of ecstasy that greeted the heroic County players.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Flashheart on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 12:26:39
It's quite a legacy they're leaving behind.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: pauld on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 13:53:22
Ghosting in at the far post?

I recon Rolls Royce put out a side made up of owners of Rolls Royce cars.

Described here as a "ruthless win" I would guess that Swindon U16 schoolboys could have put 10 past them.
Doubt it, Swindon Schools only have u11, u13 and u15 sides :)  County FA do an U16s though!


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 16:36:31
Doubt it, Swindon Schools only have u11, u13 and u15 sides :)  County FA do an U16s though!
:headhurts:


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 17:16:53
Ghosting in at the far post?

I recon Rolls Royce put out a side made up of owners of Rolls Royce cars.

Described here as a "ruthless win" I would guess that Swindon U16 schoolboys could have put 10 past them.

https://www.nottinghampost.com/sport/football/football-news/notts-county-v-rolls-royce-1758962

Swindon Schools under 16's used to be pretty strong nationally.... reached the final of schools tournament in 69 and 84.  This was when Swindon could be considered a football town, and the local council was Labour run and used to put in tidy sums into secondary schools.

I've been in big crowds for schoolboy matches at the CG for quarter/semi finals etc


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Thursday, July 12, 2018, 11:03:40
Is this the first season where we have had no reports whatsoever from the pre-season tour?

I would have hoped we had heard who all of the other 4 players who went were (not just that one was Lloyd Sam).

I assume that they played some games in Spain?


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, July 12, 2018, 11:05:43
Is this the first season where we have had no reports whatsoever from the pre-season tour?

I would have hoped we had heard who all of the other 4 players who went were (not just that one was Lloyd Sam).

I assume that they played some games in Spain?
Not sure there were many last season when we played Derby and Benfica behind closed doors either TBH, seems to be the way now with lots of clubs keeping it quiet.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Thursday, July 12, 2018, 11:17:46
Is this the first season where we have had no reports whatsoever from the pre-season tour?

I would have hoped we had heard who all of the other 4 players who went were (not just that one was Lloyd Sam).

I assume that they played some games in Spain?

Primarily a bonding trip.... so if it doesn't make the tabloids, then that's good news.  PB, seems old skool so probably enjoys a bit of lad's culture himself.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: pauld on Thursday, July 12, 2018, 13:52:31
So is the West Brom friendly still on on Saturday now that England are playing in the losers' final? (Apologies if this has already been answered, don't have time/can't be arsed to look)


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Batch on Thursday, July 12, 2018, 14:13:22
not seen anything, getting a bit late in the day now so I guess bit.

Don't get the point of moving it anyway, plus a 1pm ko puts the baggies into potential a419 traffic chaos with RIAT


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: horlock07 on Thursday, July 12, 2018, 14:17:44
So is the West Brom friendly still on on Saturday now that England are playing in the losers' final? (Apologies if this has already been answered, don't have time/can't be arsed to look)

No idea (likewise cannot be arsed to look) however, from reading other threads, it seems sensible to cancel as we apparently don't have enough players to actually put a side out?  ;) ::)


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, July 12, 2018, 14:22:49
Is this the first season where we have had no reports whatsoever from the pre-season tour?

I would have hoped we had heard who all of the other 4 players who went were (not just that one was Lloyd Sam).

I assume that they played some games in Spain?
This from the official twitter on Tuesday

‘Good Morning! We'll have the latest from the Gaffer later today as he continues to put his squad through their paces in 🇪🇸’

Nothing actually heard, though.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Thursday, July 12, 2018, 14:38:31
So is the West Brom friendly still on on Saturday now that England are playing in the losers' final? (Apologies if this has already been answered, don't have time/can't be arsed to look)

Still 3pm I think.

"Bronze medal" match.
Two knackered teams who would like to be on the way home.
Neither manager is going to learn anything new.
Possibly a run out for the bench warmers.

Club > country.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: normy on Thursday, July 12, 2018, 15:04:24
I bought a ticket today for the West Brom match, it's k.o. 3pm   I'm going to record the 3rd place match in case it's any good. (Unlikely).


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: FreddySTFC! on Thursday, July 12, 2018, 16:09:57
No idea (likewise cannot be arsed to look) however, from reading other threads, it seems sensible to cancel as we apparently don't have enough players to actually put a side out?  ;) ::)
:clap: :clap:


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, July 12, 2018, 16:25:56
when are we back from Spain?


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Private Fraser on Thursday, July 12, 2018, 16:35:46
when are we back from Spain?

Tomorrow.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, July 12, 2018, 16:55:26
Tomorrow.

ta.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Thursday, July 12, 2018, 17:07:28
No idea (likewise cannot be arsed to look) however, from reading other threads, it seems sensible to cancel as we apparently don't have enough players to actually put a side out?  ;) ::)

Baggiies can lend us a couple to get the game going ahead....


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Thursday, July 12, 2018, 17:35:41
Baggiies can lend us a couple to get the game going ahead....

Letting us have their IRA guy would liven things up.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: wazzared on Friday, July 13, 2018, 14:37:33
https://www.swindontownfc.co.uk/news/2018/july/format-details-for-wba-friendly/

Thoughts?


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Friday, July 13, 2018, 14:54:00
https://www.swindontownfc.co.uk/news/2018/july/format-details-for-wba-friendly/

Thoughts?

At least it's been flagged up.... I won't bother now.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Batch on Friday, July 13, 2018, 15:00:03
well it's preseason, and you are getting more football I suppose

but... it's a bit... I dunno.

wasn't going so not bothered


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Friday, July 13, 2018, 15:08:22
https://www.swindontownfc.co.uk/news/2018/july/format-details-for-wba-friendly/

Thoughts?

Selected the link for the "useful away fans guide" and the travelling by train bit mentions the White House pub.  ???


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Friday, July 13, 2018, 15:16:02
Last time we played WBA I got in a bit of an altercation with some Baggies in the CG car park


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Friday, July 13, 2018, 16:18:02
No idea (likewise cannot be arsed to look) however, from reading other threads, it seems sensible to cancel as we apparently don't have enough players to actually put a side out?  ;) ::)

Just cut the game to an hour to avoid embarrassment.

Back in the day these sort of games would be played behind closed doors, as just a glorified training exercise.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: pauld on Friday, July 13, 2018, 16:21:28
Last time we played WBA I got in a bit of an altercation with some Baggies in the CG car park
Our very own County Ground Raider!


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: horlock07 on Friday, July 13, 2018, 16:48:34
Who is the keeper in the photo?


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Friday, July 13, 2018, 16:51:21
McCormick


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Mother Brown on Friday, July 13, 2018, 20:02:44
Selected the link for the "useful away fans guide" and the travelling by train bit mentions the White House pub.  ???

My sisters wedding reception was  at the Whitehouse.
Boxing day 1970.
True story.


Title: Re: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: horlock07 on Friday, July 13, 2018, 20:58:26
McCormick
Bloody hell, does he has the,same Sun bed as Brown?


Title: Re: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Ells on Friday, July 13, 2018, 21:02:04
Bloody hell, does he has the,same Sun bed as Brown?

It's almost as if there's a shadow!


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, July 14, 2018, 06:04:23
FGR’s 1st XI managed to let in 6 at Weston Super Mare yesterday! Keep up the good work, Coops!


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, July 14, 2018, 09:46:05
FGR’s 1st XI managed to let in 6 at Weston Super Mare yesterday! Keep up the good work, Coops!
Yet still got a 6-6 draw!

TBF at half time they were 5-2 up at half time before they put on their youngsters and trialists.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Kinky Tom on Saturday, July 14, 2018, 09:52:34
Pleasantly, the franchise got beat 1-0 by my birth town Brackley.  Lovely stuff.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Bob's Orange on Saturday, July 14, 2018, 10:25:11
Yet still got a 6-6 draw!

TBF at half time they were 5-2 up at half time before they put on their youngsters and trialists.

A FGR fan said this -

According to Cooper we haven't done any defensive work in training yet, main focus has been on fitness and possession/attacking moves.

Hopefully we'll get round to doing a bit more defensive work before we play Leeds on Tuesday.



Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, July 14, 2018, 12:16:52
So, who’s going?

WBA v 3rd place World Cup


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Posh Red on Saturday, July 14, 2018, 12:40:41
Pleasantly, the franchise got beat 1-0 by my birth town Brackley.  Lovely stuff.

I often look out for Brackley’s score. We drive through every other week on the way to games and they used to have a board up saying who they were playing. I started to notice it in the PDC doc 4 season and if I recall they got promoted in that season too


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Private Fraser on Saturday, July 14, 2018, 14:29:24
Conroy named as a sub today. Sounds a bit more promising.

https://twitter.com/BBCWiltsSport/status/1018126245274509314?s=20


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: ronnie21 on Saturday, July 14, 2018, 14:55:27
Conroy named as a sub today. Sounds a bit more promising.

https://twitter.com/BBCWiltsSport/status/1018126245274509314?s=20
Not a team to inspire!!  Who are the three subs?  Reo-Coker and Barry in their U-23 side!!!


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Saturday, July 14, 2018, 15:00:02
Not a team to inspire!!  Who are the three subs?  Reo-Coker and Barry in their U-23 side!!!

There are those who will tell you this side isn't weaker than last season's..... still don't see it myself.  I had a chortle at Reo-Coker, thought he retired years ago.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, July 14, 2018, 15:03:12
Who are the three subs?
Swindon Youth players.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, July 14, 2018, 15:31:50
0-1 Jay Rodriguez 30 mins


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Private Fraser on Saturday, July 14, 2018, 15:45:15
Adebayo levels. 1-1


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, July 14, 2018, 17:03:53
Well, that was encouraging.

Negatives - none

Positives - Alzate is classy, very classy. Smith looks an excellent carrier, pass it on player. McGlashan likes to run direct at the opposition. Adebayo can be summed up in one word - Languid. A sort of Ben Gladwin up front.

Got to keep the best for last, though. Anderson was superb throughout. Great to have Vigs back.

Joe Romanski looks like a real good player in the making - shame about his build.

I know it’s only a friendly but we were better than WBA in that first game.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Saturday, July 14, 2018, 18:33:23
Good to hear Audrey, thanks for the update. Did anyone else bother going?


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: FreddySTFC! on Saturday, July 14, 2018, 18:52:53
Well, that was encouraging.

Negatives - none

Positives - Alzate is classy, very classy. Smith looks an excellent carrier, pass it on player. McGlashan likes to run direct at the opposition. Adebayo can be summed up in one word - Languid. A sort of Ben Gladwin up front.

Got to keep the best for last, though. Anderson was superb throughout. Great to have Vigs back.

Joe Romanski looks like a real good player in the making - shame about his build.

I know it’s only a friendly but we were better than WBA in that first game.
How did Lloyd Sam do Audrey? & Conroy?


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, July 14, 2018, 19:05:24
Played the second 60 minute game. Some nice touches but with the youngsters around him it was difficult to stand out. Looks like he may be the sort to try something flashy in the wrong area.

A few of the youngsters looked pretty good.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: FreddySTFC! on Saturday, July 14, 2018, 19:20:13
Played the second 60 minute game. Some nice touches but with the youngsters around him it was difficult to stand out. Looks like he may be the sort to try something flashy in the wrong area.

A few of the youngsters looked pretty good.
Cheers.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: leftside on Saturday, July 14, 2018, 20:14:57
Good to hear Audrey, thanks for the update. Did anyone else bother going?
Yes.

Very encouraging first 60 mins. Town looked like a team who knew what they were doing. Round pegs in round holes and everyone seemed to want to get on the ball and move it forward.

My old man said Alzate is a 'gem' and that Town will make the play-offs. Heady stuff indeed.

I only went because something else got postponed but was glad I did.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: sir windon on Sunday, July 15, 2018, 08:20:54
Didn't attend. Obviously like the sound of "classy, very classy...gem" but will a 60 minute stroll in the summer sunshine translate to the less than classy reality of the rough and tumble of 90 gruelling minutes in Div 4?


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Sunday, July 15, 2018, 08:43:37
Didn't attend. Obviously like the sound of "classy, very classy...gem" but will a 60 minute stroll in the summer sunshine translate to the less than classy reality of the rough and tumble of 90 gruelling minutes in Div 4?
And that's precisely why we've got him - to find out exactly how will he do 'on a wet/cold Tuesday night in...' Only time will tell...


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Sunday, July 15, 2018, 09:10:36
Alzate looks the kind of player who could receive the ball just inside the opposition half, do a bit of magic and release one of the strikers quickly. Can’t really think of any players we’ve had recently to compare him with.

Smith reminded me of Kasim. Brown seems to have wonders with Anderson, though. Always involved, good control, beating his man. If he can conjure up the same kind of tune from Woolery, when fit, we could be on to something.

Still, until the real stuff starts it’s a bit daft going overboard.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: leftside on Sunday, July 15, 2018, 09:54:15
Didn't attend. Obviously like the sound of "classy, very classy...gem" but will a 60 minute stroll in the summer sunshine translate to the less than classy reality of the rough and tumble of 90 gruelling minutes in Div 4?
Obviously this '60 minute stroll in the summer sun' (which you didn't witness) doesn't translate to a 90 min league game (sorry those of us that went couldn't magic up the conditions of an April weekend in Royton) - it was what it was, and the 60 minute format was better than a more traditional 90 min pre-season game with a change of teams at half-time.

For me, seeing a positive way of playing, set-up and as I posted earlier, round pegs in round holes, was good to see. That gives me a better indication of how well the season might go than the result or whether the sun was shining.

Some other observations:

Iandolo took the corners (well, I think he took all of them - Taylor stayed back).
We kept a player near the half-way line at oppo corners.
It looked like we played 433 when we had the ball (although it appeared quite fluid), and as soon as the oppo keeper had the ball we set up 4141.
Alzate = Micky Hazard (ish)
Romanski didn't look out of place.
Any new signings need to be good enough to play in the starting eleven as much of the second string on show were very much second string.

Of course yesterday's game was never going to inform whether we get promoted or relegated, but I'd have rather seen what was on show over a headless chicken performance by a bunch of experienced 4th division cloggers.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: sir windon on Sunday, July 15, 2018, 10:29:07
Obviously this '60 minute stroll in the summer sun' (which you didn't witness) doesn't translate to a 90 min league game (sorry those of us that went couldn't magic up the conditions of an April weekend in Royton) - it was what it was, and the 60 minute format was better than a more traditional 90 min pre-season game with a change of teams at half-time.

For me, seeing a positive way of playing, set-up and as I posted earlier, round pegs in round holes, was good to see. That gives me a better indication of how well the season might go than the result or whether the sun was shining.

Some other observations:

Iandolo took the corners (well, I think he took all of them - Taylor stayed back).
We kept a player near the half-way line at oppo corners.
It looked like we played 433 when we had the ball (although it appeared quite fluid), and as soon as the oppo keeper had the ball we set up 4141.
Alzate = Micky Hazard (ish)
Romanski didn't look out of place.
Any new signings need to be good enough to play in the starting eleven as much of the second string on show were very much second string.

Of course yesterday's game was never going to inform whether we get promoted or relegated, but I'd have rather seen what was on show over a headless chicken performance by a bunch of experienced 4th division cloggers.
Rather touchy this fine morn Mr Leftside! 'Twas a genuine enquiry of your informed opinion as we all know through experience that guile doesn't always win over old fashioned brawn. A successful pre season doesn't always materialize into a successful season either. Fingers crossed


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: kirky69 on Sunday, July 15, 2018, 10:39:12
Obviously this '60 minute stroll in the summer sun' (which you didn't witness) doesn't translate to a 90 min league game (sorry those of us that went couldn't magic up the conditions of an April weekend in Royton) - it was what it was, and the 60 minute format was better than a more traditional 90 min pre-season game with a change of teams at half-time.

For me, seeing a positive way of playing, set-up and as I posted earlier, round pegs in round holes, was good to see. That gives me a better indication of how well the season might go than the result or whether the sun was shining.

Some other observations:

Iandolo took the corners (well, I think he took all of them - Taylor stayed back).
We kept a player near the half-way line at oppo corners.
It looked like we played 433 when we had the ball (although it appeared quite fluid), and as soon as the oppo keeper had the ball we set up 4141.
Alzate = Micky Hazard (ish)
Romanski didn't look out of place.
Any new signings need to be good enough to play in the starting eleven as much of the second string on show were very much second string.

Of course yesterday's game was never going to inform whether we get promoted or relegated, but I'd have rather seen what was on show over a headless chicken performance by a bunch of experienced 4th division cloggers.

Yes agree that first 60 minute match showed some very encouraging signs. Alzate was very impressive, similar to Luongo both in looks and particularly style of play. Smith played the holding midfielder role quite effectively and built play well from deep - McCourt will be his competition for that role. Anderson transformed from last season, far more enthusiastic/involved - definite starter on that showing on left of a front 3. Landolo also linked up well although corners were a mixed bag. Think Dunne will cover for Knoyle at right back and Romanski for Taylor at left back as Brown is looking at bringing in 2 more centre backs rather than full backs. Robertson did well and looked more composed than last season, though think that combination of Conroy/Lancashire and 2 newbies will fight it out for the centre back spots. Need to see more of  McGlashan and Adebayo before passing judgement - both showed glimpses of some ability, but not consistent. Second 60 minutes showed why we need new recruits as really only Twine looked even close to the standard of the first 60 minutes.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, July 15, 2018, 10:45:04
Well, that was encouraging.

Negatives - none

Positives - Alzate is classy, very classy. Smith looks an excellent carrier, pass it on player. McGlashan likes to run direct at the opposition. Adebayo can be summed up in one word - Languid. A sort of Ben Gladwin up front.

Got to keep the best for last, though. Anderson was superb throughout. Great to have Vigs back.

Joe Romanski looks like a real good player in the making - shame about his build.

I know it’s only a friendly but we were better than WBA in that first game.
Thanks for the heads up with the game, would be nice to hear a few others opinion too but that sounds promising even if it was just a friendly.

And thanks too Kirky.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: leftside on Sunday, July 15, 2018, 14:55:58
Rather touchy this fine morn Mr Leftside! 'Twas a genuine enquiry of your informed opinion as we all know through experience that guile doesn't always win over old fashioned brawn. A successful pre season doesn't always materialize into a successful season either. Fingers crossed
I do think we've got a bit of brawn as well as guile, however, I'd like to see a bit more brawn brought in if Brown gets the chance. And I completely agree, in the past we've witnessed good pre-seasons followed by poor seasons and vice versa. I was pleasantly surprised by what I saw yesterday and it was even more of a success because we didn't seem to pick up any injuries.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, July 15, 2018, 16:00:23
A quick round of the weekends friendly games from other teams in our division.

Alfreton 2-3 Morecambe
Ashton 1-5 Macclesfield
Barrow 1-0 Crewe
Cawley 0-2 Norwich
Cirencester 0-4 Cheltnumb
Chelmesford 1-4 Cambridge
Chippenham 1-0 Newport
Curzon 0-2 Oldham
Gainsborough 2-0 Mansfield XI
Lincoln 0-1 Sheff Weds
Notts County 1-4 Derby
Retford 0-5 Mansfield
Penrith 0-2 Carlisle
Stevenage 3-2 Portsmouth
Swindon 1-3 WBA
Tranmere 1-2 Wigan
Truro 0-6 Exeter
Weston 6-6 FGR

I see Cheltnumb have rejected bids of £500k+ from Peterborough and Portsmouth for Eisa, he has to be off soon, they are still holding out for £1.5m for him.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: ron dodgers on Sunday, July 15, 2018, 18:21:06
Ellis looked a bit stronger than last season, played well, I enjoyed it - going to next weeks as well


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Costanza on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, 19:10:08
STFC: Henry, Dunne, Stanley, McCourt, Haines, Conroy, Young, Graham, Pryce, Edwards, Twine

SUBS: McCormick, Cheshire, Blackwell, Duggan

I was half-tempted to get the train to nam. Sort of glad I didn't now.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, 19:26:06
yay, Conroy.

I work 10 minutes walk or so from the ground. didn't bother


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Costanza on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, 19:28:37
Conroy on that surface has to be a little bit concerning...


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, 19:33:41
it'll be fine *

* probably


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Nemo on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, 19:50:13
1-0 Chippers


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, 19:51:43
Conroy on that surface has to be a little bit concerning...
Looks like my back garden. Have they run out of water over thar


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: REDBUCK on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, 19:53:49
yay, Conroy.

I work 10 minutes walk or so from the ground. didn't bother

Well done you. Thanks for letting us know


Title: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, 20:08:28
Quote
Well done you. Thanks for letting us know
welcome.

was replying to costanza. I'll quote, bold and underlined next time to make it clear :)


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, 20:49:51
Conroy off at half time. Good run out. Be surprised if he’s ready for the season start, though.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: singingiiiffy on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, 21:03:32
a fit conroy is massive for our season ahead.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, 21:09:51
like Audrey, think it's going to be a while before he's flying again... assuming he can get back to where he was...


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: pauld on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, 23:55:44
like Audrey, think it's going to be a while before he's flying again.
Have some faith. I have every confidence Audrey will be fully match-fit and raring to go come August 4th


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 09:13:42
Getting beat 2-0 at Chippenham is a fucking disgrace, sack PB sack Power, sack the team, booooooooo, our squad isn't strong enough, never will be in this division, boooooooooooo.

Nice to hear Conroy got a run out, I too doubt he will be fit enough for a few months but hes going the right way it seems, lets hope theres no more set backs.

I see it was a very young squad, did they trial Dunne at RB? the teamsheet seems to imply that, I am sure McCourt had a good run out too.

Results mean nothing at this stage anyway its about blending in and team bonding, we could well see a few of that team play in our first team at times this coming season, I doubt it will be on a worse surface though.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Panda Paws on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 10:18:05
Getting beat 2-0 at Chippenham is a fucking disgrace, sack PB sack Power, sack the team, booooooooo, our squad isn't strong enough, never will be in this division, boooooooooooo.

Nice to hear Conroy got a run out, I too doubt he will be fit enough for a few months but hes going the right way it seems, lets hope theres no more set backs.

I see it was a very young squad, did they trial Dunne at RB? the teamsheet seems to imply that, I am sure McCourt had a good run out too.

Results mean nothing at this stage anyway its about blending in and team bonding, we could well see a few of that team play in our first team at times this coming season, I doubt it will be on a worse surface though.

JD was RB. Looks like we're going to use flexible midfielders as back up FBs this season and instead keep collecting CMs.

Still need a CB, another utility forward, another CM and a ST.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Private Fraser on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 10:30:29
Apparently, there's to be no live updates of this morning's friendly with a Benfica XI:

https://twitter.com/Official_STFC/status/1019509733596762112?s=20



Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 10:31:46
Nice to hear Conroy got a run out, I too doubt he will be fit enough for a few months but hes going the right way it seems, lets hope theres no more set backs.
Don't think it will be as long as 2 months. If he's fit enough to start a game now, it should just building up fitness and stamina. Start of September he should be good to go.

Benefica this morning - 11.30. Should prove a good barometer.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: FreddySTFC! on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 14:08:47
Apparently, there's to be no live updates of this morning's friendly with a Benfica XI:

https://twitter.com/Official_STFC/status/1019509733596762112?s=20


Could be a good thing in that either us or Benfica have somebody playing that they don't want anybody else to know about!!


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 14:17:45
Yeah. But now the game has finished they could at least put the result up.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 14:20:44
We lost 5-0 (Cervi, Salvio Grimaldo, Pizzi (pen?) and Conti)

@SLBenfica on twitter


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Private Fraser on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 14:23:51
We lost 5-0 (Cervi, Salvio Grimaldo, Pizzi (pen?) and Conti)

@SLBenfica

Psst!  Don't tell Reg!


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Shrivvy Road on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 14:48:00
Conroy is ready tbf. The reason for his later return was not related top last season he is fully recovered from that he just rolled his ankle a few weeks ago


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: horlock07 on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 15:21:15
Have some faith. I have every confidence Audrey will be fully match-fit and raring to go come August 4th

Audrey may well be flying, what with all the gas he is apparently inhaling?


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Tails on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 16:17:40
We lost 5-0 (Cervi, Salvio Grimaldo, Pizzi (pen?) and Conti)

@SLBenfica on twitter

Salvio's just finished playing for Argentina at the world cup. Benfica put out quite a strong team!


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Quagmire on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 19:54:45
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3yqiGqVPO5k&feature=share

Benfica’s goals from today.
No Vigouroux by the look of it.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: leftside on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 20:06:13
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3yqiGqVPO5k&feature=share

Benfica’s goals from today.
No Vigouroux by the look of it.
Cheers for that.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: donkey on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 22:02:53
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3yqiGqVPO5k&feature=share

Benfica’s goals from today.
No Vigouroux by the look of it.

Men on posts at corners!. Only 4-0 if we did that.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: ron dodgers on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 23:41:54
 they're all called Sagres!


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, July 19, 2018, 10:02:30
Thanks for the video, it just highlights how much we need two central defenders.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Thursday, July 19, 2018, 11:36:38
Thanks for the video, it just highlights how much we need two central defenders.

Answering my own question what to do about it?   I guess PB has a pretty good idea if Lancashire and Conroy are going to be back.... at all/any time soon.  Assuming they will be, it's understandable, not to waste a full contract..... so we should get in a couple of loan kids or maybe use the players with no club pool once the window closes, like with Preston and McGivern.   Far from ideal, as it means no time to work on defensive organisation.  However it's where we are.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, July 19, 2018, 11:44:34
PB stated in the last few days that a striker and 2 experienced CB's were his priority signings, I am sure he is aware of the situtation and will do something in the next 2 weeks about it and pull one ut of the bag, much as he has done with Diagoraga.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Friday, July 20, 2018, 20:19:33
Anyone going tomorrow? I’ll pop in and see how Conroy looks. Starting and hoping to get 60 mins under his belt.

Presume Nathan is playing. Should be a decent test.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Batch on Friday, July 20, 2018, 20:20:38
yeah I'm going


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Friday, July 20, 2018, 20:26:45
Hope to pop along with my lad. How much are they trying to extort for this one then?


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Kinky Tom on Friday, July 20, 2018, 20:27:50
Going with the old man.


Title: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Batch on Friday, July 20, 2018, 20:34:43
think it's 8 for an adult, 5 concessions, 2 for 11 and under, very reasonable


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: leftside on Friday, July 20, 2018, 20:51:43
Going with the old man.
Hopefully I will too.

Not with your old man (who is very nice by the way), my old man. Just to clarify the obvious.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Friday, July 20, 2018, 21:55:37
think it's 8 for an adult, 5 concessions, 2 for 11 and under, very reasonable

Certainly Mr. Power. 😉


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, July 21, 2018, 12:27:02
Three Pompey fans around the club shop at 10.30 this morning, bloody keen or what.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: suttonred on Saturday, July 21, 2018, 12:55:35
Bet at 10.31 they were in the pub! Early doors pissheads.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Private Fraser on Saturday, July 21, 2018, 14:00:05
TOWN STARTING XI  | Vigouroux; Knoyle, Robertson, Conroy, Taylor (C); Smith, Alzate, Iandolo; McGlashan, Adebayo, Anderson.

SUBS - McCormick, Romanksi, Dunne, McCourt, Diagouraga, Young, Edwards, Twine, Pryce, Henry.

#STFC


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: newmarket red on Saturday, July 21, 2018, 14:13:42
Can't believe Robertson is still here unbelievable.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Abrahammer on Saturday, July 21, 2018, 14:22:40
Probably something to do with having a contract


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: FreddySTFC! on Saturday, July 21, 2018, 14:23:56
Can't believe Robertson is still here unbelievable.
Losing Preston was a hammer blow. We'd be looking so much stronger if he's stayed. I don't think CR kicked a ball underneath PB last season. He's still here very much by default!


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, July 21, 2018, 14:26:09
Pompey putting out a near full strength team by the look of it.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, July 21, 2018, 14:28:07
Losing Preston was a hammer blow. We'd be looking so much stronger if he's stayed. I don't think CR kicked a ball underneath PB last season. He's still here very much by default!
3 games under PB for Robertson, Morecambe, Exeter and Cambridge.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: FreddySTFC! on Saturday, July 21, 2018, 14:31:34
3 games under PB for Robertson, Morecambe, Exeter and Cambridge.
3 more than I remembered them. Didn't take long for him to fall out of favour which tells you everything you need to know. Would fully have expected him to have gone by now had the expected replacements have been signed in time.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, July 21, 2018, 14:34:42
3 more than I remembered them. Didn't take long for him to fall out of favour which tells you everything you need to know. Would fully have expected him to have gone by now had the expected replacements have been signed in time.
I think then and now PB looks at CR as being a fill in when there are no other available players.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Batch on Saturday, July 21, 2018, 14:41:35
a bit off topic, but have the arkels always had flashy card scanners with screens in? or have they been changed this year.

I usually sit in DRS


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Batch on Saturday, July 21, 2018, 15:02:17
Pompey dominating early exchanges


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Batch on Saturday, July 21, 2018, 15:04:35
town have first shot on target. great cross from right, headed, saved at stretch


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Batch on Saturday, July 21, 2018, 15:04:51
I'll stop. go to Twitter :)


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, July 21, 2018, 15:10:03
Disappointing that the BBC or iFollow don't have any coverage of the games, don't forget updates at HT and FT Batch.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Batch on Saturday, July 21, 2018, 15:12:09
ok


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Batch on Saturday, July 21, 2018, 15:50:01
bit if a problem in that I don't know whose who, no names on the back:)

feared the worst after first 5, we looked well off. but the game was much more even after that. mcGlashen looks full of running, Anderson had a few good touches, bit disappointed with adebeyo in the air but he's working hard. some nice neat passing from town and a few chances created, mainly from crosses.

if this wasn't a meaningless preseason if be encouraged.

however we aren't without issue. we look susceptable to crosses/corners into the box, and maybe to pace too.. that said the Pompey #10 is quick. Still think we miss a clinical threat.

er, a bit shit summary, sorry


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: FreddySTFC! on Saturday, July 21, 2018, 15:53:07
bit if a problem in that I don't know whose who, no names on the back:)

feared the worst after first 5, we looked well off. but the game was much more even after that. mcGlashen looks full of running, Anderson had a few good touches, bit disappointed with adebeyo in the air but he's working hard. some nice neat passing from town and a few chances created, mainly from crosses.

if this wasn't a meaningless preseason if be encouraged.

however we aren't without issue. we look susceptable to crosses/corners into the box, and maybe to pace too.. that said the Pompey #10 is quick. Still think we miss a clinical threat.

er, a bit shit summary, sorry
How has Conroy looked? Presumably he'll be replaced at h/t or early in the 2nd half?


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Batch on Saturday, July 21, 2018, 15:55:53
bloody hell, forgot he was playing. not noticed him struggling physically...


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Kinky Tom on Saturday, July 21, 2018, 15:57:30
Playing some decent stuff here, took a while for us to get any possession in their half but once we did we've pretty much stayed there although they actually look more dangerous than we do, classic big man, little man partnership up top for them.

Alzate looks very promising, not afraid of the physical aspect of the game either.  Worried for Iandolo for a bit, maybe not quite ready to play CM, he's grown into it though.  Anderson looking pretty decent, as suggested by those that came last week.  McGlashan not really had much impact as yet and the big lad from Fulham looks like he needs some minutes to me, not quite sharp enough at this stage.  Smith looking pretty composed, keeping the ball well.  Conroy looks comfortable enough, think it's actually the first time I've seen him play save for a couple on iPlayer early last season I guess.

Looking forward to seeing what McCourt and Diagouraga can bring to the party in the second half, assuming they both come on, which they will of course.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Batch on Saturday, July 21, 2018, 15:58:34
wait, I assumed it was Robertson that pulled back their man, who had beaten him and was arguably in on goal. Turns out it was Conroy. I'll a
put that down to 'rusty' then


Title: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Batch on Saturday, July 21, 2018, 16:13:00
1-0 to pompey. cross in from right, good simple headed goal


Title: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Batch on Saturday, July 21, 2018, 16:17:37
I think Conroy just flicked it up in in the box and overhead it towards goal :)


edit: oh Smith.

specsavers

ha, no I'm sure it was Conroy


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Batch on Saturday, July 21, 2018, 16:21:43
Conroy withdrawn 65 mins


Title: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Batch on Saturday, July 21, 2018, 16:27:38
2-0, clearance charged down/blocked, falls kindly,  cross, tap in


Title: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Batch on Saturday, July 21, 2018, 16:35:52
diagouraga time


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Kinky Tom on Saturday, July 21, 2018, 17:02:56
Enjoyed that, reasonably entertaining, quite a few positives to take from that.  We all know where we need improvement and that will be addressed.  CM looks finished to me, good options in there.

Adebayo looked much better in the 2nd half, worked their defence much harder than he managed to in the 1st.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, July 21, 2018, 17:18:31
Sounds promising but it appears we still need a striker and 2 centre backs as if we didn't know that already. Sounded like a good outing against a fair side with a lot of experience.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: AldbourneRed on Saturday, July 21, 2018, 17:33:55
First pre-season match for me, generally very encouraging.

Agree about Adebayo offering more in the second half, there’s definitely a decent striker in there.

A very well deserved MOM for Anderson, loads of effort and energy, the guy must have run twice as far as anyone else.
His performance was a great example of a player being let off the leash, he was popping up all over the pitch, hunting the ball down and creating plays. Very impressive.

Early doors, but if we can keep up the energy and positive style of play then at the very least we should be in for some entertaining matches in the coming season.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Batch on Saturday, July 21, 2018, 17:34:26
Thought the second half was a bit disappointing myself. We got a bit sloppy, Pompey stepped up and were more comfortably the better team.

Didn't really see much improvement in Adebeyo in terms of goal threat, Anderson reverted to type and in all we didn't threaten too often. And watching Conroy, he's a bit rusty - understandably.

Did think the midfield looked useful though. Diagouraga is presumably miles behind on fitness and didn't really show much in his 10 - I'm sure in a few weeks he'll be a different prospect.

That said it was a good test against useful higher league opposition. Enjoyed the first half and came away slightly more optimistic than I went in!


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, July 21, 2018, 18:03:35
Decent display, that.
McGlashan I like, gets stuck in
Anderson looks a different player
Smith reminds me of Ray McHale
Some of Vigs distribution was top notch
Knoyle continues to improve
Thought Robertson had a good game
At times Adebayo looks disinterested - although he stepped it up 2nd half
What the hell is Alzate doing in L2? Fuck me, he’ll be immense.

Negatives - we lost nearly every header and we don’t look to have a lot of goal threat.

Couple more players plus Richards and Woolery back and we can look forward to a decent campaign.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, July 21, 2018, 18:22:03
I have read that we have Southampton next Saturday in a BCD run out?


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: leftside on Saturday, July 21, 2018, 20:17:39
Agree with what others have written about the game.

Overall fairly positive but we looked a bit toothless up front and struggled with set pieces at the back. I'll put the latter down to Watkins being a big, awkward bugger who looked bound to score.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, July 22, 2018, 09:35:39
I'll put the latter down to Watkins being a big, awkward bugger who looked bound to score.
Do you mean Hawkins? he was a former target of ours under Flitcroft but we were scared off with the £200k valuation that Pompey eventually paid.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, July 22, 2018, 09:59:57
I see on Friday a full strength Crawley side lost 9-0 to Arsenal in a behind closed doors friendly, makes our 5 v Benfica sound a pretty good performance :D


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Sunday, July 22, 2018, 10:08:27
I see on Friday a full strength Crawley side lost 9-0 to Arsenal in a behind closed doors friendly, makes our 6 v Benfica sound a pretty good performance :D

5-0 is even better....


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, July 22, 2018, 10:13:16
5-0 is even better....
It is, slip of the finger :)


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: leftside on Sunday, July 22, 2018, 16:36:24
Do you mean Hawkins? he was a former target of ours under Flitcroft but we were scared off with the £200k valuation that Pompey eventually paid.
Yes, beg pardon, Hawkins. I didn't know that about him being a former target. On yesterday's showing, it is a shame we didn't get him as he looked a right handful in the air and seemed to fit in well in a pragmatic Kenny Jackett side.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Sunday, July 22, 2018, 19:38:39
Not much to add on what has been said already other than we enjoyed the game. The town equipped themselves well enough as PSF go. We thought the scoreline flattered Portsmouth. Our finishing was poor but not overly concerning as we did create numerous chances. Fluid passing rather than the confused mechanical clunking of last season. Yeah, feeling positive going forward, just a few more signings and we’re good to go.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Sunday, July 22, 2018, 20:21:51
Highlights

https://www.portsmouthfc.co.uk/news/2018/july/highlights-swindon-0-pompey-2/


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Sir red ken on Sunday, July 22, 2018, 20:47:02
Highlights

https://www.portsmouthfc.co.uk/news/2018/july/highlights-swindon-0-pompey-2/
New back line needs to be signed, too easy to score unmarked goals.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Kinky Tom on Sunday, July 22, 2018, 21:31:58
New back line needs to be signed, too easy to score unmarked goals.

While it's true we need CBs (that will be signed) I think that's a little unfair, seems you've based that on the 150 second video.

Having been to the game I can say that Hawkins was by far the tallest man on the pitch, and will be in most games he plays, so even with better CBs we'd likely have conceded that goal anyway.  The other was an unlucky deflection in the build up for the fellow to get the ball in from the inside left area. 

Obviously there are still things there that could have been better but an 18 year old academy graduate being at fault for a goal in a pre-season friendly isn't really going to be a representation of our back line, neither is the other CB in there at the time being Robertson.

We know we need players in there but to base an idea of our defence on those two and a half minutes is daft.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Sunday, July 22, 2018, 21:36:49
New back line needs to be signed, too easy to score unmarked goals.

I do have a bit of sympathy for Brown's predicament.... he's got 2 centre back in Lancashire and Conroy who aren't fit, but may at some point come into contention. So with a limited budget, he probably doesn't want to over stretch and get in 2 replacements, but will wait and probably get in a couple of kids on loan.

Assuming Taylor is LB, then Iandolo can cover that.... but as things stand no cover for Knoyle. All a bit ramshackle and difficult to see us winning too many matches, by keeping a clean sheet. So we'll need to score a few. It's asking a lot of the kid from Fulham to spearhead the attack.

Still 2 weeks though, and given how weak we look, you'd hope something will be done about it.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Dr Pierre Chang on Sunday, July 22, 2018, 21:52:54
Reg - based purely on our current squad, do you think we have enough to 'retain our FL status'?


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Sunday, July 22, 2018, 22:45:18
Reg - based purely on our current squad, do you think we have enough to 'retain our FL status'?

Yes, come on Mr. Reg, answer Mr. Chang.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, July 23, 2018, 09:03:19
Assuming Taylor is LB, then Iandolo can cover that.... but as things stand no cover for Knoyle. All a bit ramshackle and difficult to see us winning too many matches, by keeping a clean sheet.
I would be happier with a  better defender as backup than Iandolo, Romanski can fill in at left back and has played there for the youths.

Dunne is being trialed at right back in friendlies so if he can fill in then we won't need a back up signing.

A utility defender signing would be useful though.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: pauld on Monday, July 23, 2018, 09:07:48
Yes, come on Mr. Reg, answer Mr. Chang.
For the umptyninth time, Reg isn't Reg. I know you glory in being spectacularly wrong about most things, but please stop making a twat of yourself


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, July 23, 2018, 09:11:31
Having been to the game I can say that Hawkins was by far the tallest man on the pitch, and will be in most games he plays, so even with better CBs we'd likely have conceded that goal anyway.
I agree with the rest of your post KT but Hawkins is the same height as Robertson and Adebayo at 6 foot 3.

(https://s22.postimg.cc/64grewde9/Untitled.png)

For me the problem was that Robertson cannot jump whereas Watkins can, so he easily beat Robertson to the crosses.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Kinky Tom on Monday, July 23, 2018, 09:38:35
He's down as 6 ft 5 on Wiki, certainly looked that way from the TE too, also seemed taller than me and I'm just shy of 6 ft 4.

Anyway, point remains, which you're with me on, is that Robertson won't be a first choice CB for us this season.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, July 23, 2018, 09:50:41
He's down as 6 ft 5 on Wiki, certainly looked that way from the TE too, also seemed taller than me and I'm just shy of 6 ft 4.

Anyway, point remains, which you're with me on, is that Robertson won't be a first choice CB for us this season.
I hope we never have to rely on Robertson in a 1st team game again, hes just not good enough.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Tails on Monday, July 23, 2018, 10:04:19
Unpopular opinion then but I actually thought Robertson did alright on Saturday. He lost out most headers to Hawkins but as already stated, Hawkins is 6 foot 5 and also had an incredible jump on him.

We definitely need someone else in ahead of him, though.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: horlock07 on Monday, July 23, 2018, 10:09:31


We definitely need someone else in ahead of him, though.

Badom tish.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Monday, July 23, 2018, 10:09:43
Reg - based purely on our current squad, do you think we have enough to 'retain our FL status'?

Too early to say for me, as I don't know the relative strength of the opposition.  What we do know is that even Brown in today's Adver is flagging up we're short at the back and up top, of course, this is partly down to injuries.

We also know that last season we finished 9th our lowest for 34 years, and the second lowest since Div 4 was formed in 58.

Last season when we did have a wobble, Flitcroft managed to turn it around and get that key win, like Crewe away and Notts County at home.

So as things stand we are weaker than last year, but by how much  :hmmm:   We should have a reasonable idea after 10 games.... PB had 10 games last season and got 11 points, after 10 games last season 11 points got you between 15th-18th where you could find Barnet.  Should we repeat last season's finish at the start then our FL status will be called to question.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Monday, July 23, 2018, 12:59:42
Unpopular opinion then but I actually thought Robertson did alright on Saturday. He lost out most headers to Hawkins but as already stated, Hawkins is 6 foot 5 and also had an incredible jump on him.

We definitely need someone else in ahead of him, though.
Pompey we’re in the hunt for Eisa who ended up at the 82ers. Their fans reckon they are still after a striker and Hawkins could be let go. Love him here.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, July 23, 2018, 13:07:44
Pompey we’re in the hunt for Eisa who ended up at the 82ers. Their fans reckon they are still after a striker and Hawkins could be let go. Love him here.
Scored 7 in 31 games last season and they only just signed him in January for £200k, I can't see them letting him go but if they did I would love him leading our line maybe with a season long loan.

Flitcroft is a big fan of his and tried to sign him in January, wouldn't be shocked if he did leave Pompey that they made him an offer he couldn't refuse.

They appear to be about to sell Conor Chaplin so will be a bit short on numbers up front if they do.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: swindonmaniac on Monday, July 23, 2018, 13:23:08
Too early to say for me, as I don't know the relative strength of the opposition.  What we do know is that even Brown in today's Adver is flagging up we're short at the back and up top, of course, this is partly down to injuries.

We also know that last season we finished 9th our lowest for 34 years, and the second lowest since Div 4 was formed in 58.

Last season when we did have a wobble, Flitcroft managed to turn it around and get that key win, like Crewe away and Notts County at home.

So as things stand we are weaker than last year, but by how much  :hmmm:   We should have a reasonable6 idea after 10 games.... PB had 10 games last season and got 11 points, after 10 games last season 11 points got you between 15th-18th where you could find Barnet.  Should we repeat last season's finish at the start then our FL status will be called to question.
Well done Reg, you've really cheered me up.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: RWB Robin on Monday, July 23, 2018, 14:47:35
He certainly seems to have that ability!!!


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Private Fraser on Friday, July 27, 2018, 19:40:59
Bit of an odd looking starting line up.

TOWN STARTING XI | McCormick; Dunne, Lancashire, Conroy, Romanski; Diagouraga, McCourt, Doughty; Twine, Trialist, Young.

SUBS - Henry, Cheshire, Stanley, Pryce, Edwards.

#STFC

Presumably the trialist is MAF?


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Flashheart on Friday, July 27, 2018, 19:41:54
I'm guessing the trialist is MAF?


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Private Fraser on Friday, July 27, 2018, 19:43:48
I'm guessing the trialist is MAF?

Seems most likely.

Edit - now confirmed in an Adver tweet.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Friday, July 27, 2018, 19:53:01
Bit of an odd looking starting line up.

TOWN STARTING XI | McCormick; Dunne, Lancashire, Conroy, Romanski; Diagouraga, McCourt, Doughty; Twine, Trialist, Young.

SUBS - Henry, Cheshire, Stanley, Pryce, Edwards.

#STFC

Presumably the trialist is MAF?

How exciting, Lancashire and Cheshire in the same squad.....


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: wheretherealredsare on Friday, July 27, 2018, 19:57:48
Who thought never the Twine shall meet?


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Friday, July 27, 2018, 20:03:52
Has Potter gone back to Hogwarts?


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Private Fraser on Friday, July 27, 2018, 20:05:21
21minutes:

Penalty for Town as Fortune was hacked down, Twine takes but he blasts over the bar. #STFC


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Friday, July 27, 2018, 20:06:29
Where’s Doris when you need him?


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Private Fraser on Friday, July 27, 2018, 20:09:29
 :suicide:

GOAL: @Supermarine take the lead through Joe Selman 24' #STFC


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Friday, July 27, 2018, 20:25:09
How exciting, Lancashire and Cheshire in the same squad.....

Playing in Wiltshire too.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Private Fraser on Friday, July 27, 2018, 20:43:12
Both teams back out on the pitch, doesn't appear to be any Town changes. #STFC


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: StefPol on Friday, July 27, 2018, 20:48:54
1-1


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Private Fraser on Friday, July 27, 2018, 20:51:02
OG


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: StefPol on Friday, July 27, 2018, 20:56:52
2-1


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Private Fraser on Friday, July 27, 2018, 20:57:49
60 mins - Doughty.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: StefPol on Friday, July 27, 2018, 21:11:54
3-1


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Private Fraser on Friday, July 27, 2018, 21:12:31
75 mins Twine


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Friday, July 27, 2018, 21:13:12
https://mobile.twitter.com/Official_STFC/status/1022937493182791685/photo/1

Blimey, looks like Doughty is packing!


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Private Fraser on Friday, July 27, 2018, 21:16:43
https://twitter.com/justintomlinson/status/1022937430729650177?s=21

Fuck off!


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: StefPol on Friday, July 27, 2018, 21:18:22
4-1


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Private Fraser on Friday, July 27, 2018, 21:19:27
80mins Twine again

FT


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: StefPol on Friday, July 27, 2018, 21:27:16
4-1 ft


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Friday, July 27, 2018, 21:30:14
80mins Twine again

FT

 :pint:  Wonga, Justin Tomlinson, can you hear me, your boys took a hell of a beating.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: FreddySTFC! on Friday, July 27, 2018, 21:34:36
For anybody who went a summary would be much appreciated.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Friday, July 27, 2018, 21:35:49
:pint:  Wonga, Justin Tomlinson, can you hear me, your boys took a hell of a beating.

That’ll give him many a sleepless night.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Batch on Friday, July 27, 2018, 21:41:02
Quote from: FreddySTFC!
For anybody who went a summary would be much appreciated.

+1

 fitness of TD, Lancashire and Conroy of particular interest!


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Flashheart on Friday, July 27, 2018, 21:43:14

+1

 fitness of TD, Lancashire and Conroy of particular interest!

TD?

*Edit. Oh, you mean Dave?


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Batch on Friday, July 27, 2018, 21:46:23
TD..

The Dave.

ok sorry, missed we'd renamed diagouraga, saves me googling it every time..


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, July 28, 2018, 10:41:48
Apparently, we’re playing at Horndean this afternoon.

I have no idea who they are.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, July 28, 2018, 10:44:48
Apparently, we’re playing at Horndean this afternoon.

I have no idea who they are.

https://twitter.com/Horndean_FC?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

https://www.horndeanfc.co.uk/

Horndean FC
Five Heads Park
Five Heads Road
Horndean
Hampshire
PO8 9NZ


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Saturday, July 28, 2018, 10:45:01
Apparently, we’re playing at Horndean this afternoon.

I have no idea who they are.

Horndean is sort of tacked onto Havant.... when I lived down that way it used to near the A3.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, July 28, 2018, 10:47:10
Is it likely to have moved?


Title: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Batch on Saturday, July 28, 2018, 11:04:53
and qpr Tuesday too

edit: I'm sure I read that, can't find it now


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Private Fraser on Saturday, July 28, 2018, 11:33:36
and qpr Tuesday too

edit: I'm sure I read that, can't find it now

It was mentioned in the Adver piece about us trying for a PL defender loanee.  It's a behind closed doors game, though.

Guessing this afto's game at Horndean is one for the 'yoot'.



Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Saturday, July 28, 2018, 11:33:58
Is it likely to have moved?

No, but turning roads into motorways, sticking housing estates around them can mean old places can get a bit lost.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, July 28, 2018, 11:35:45
Is it likely to have moved?

Been annexed due to Brexit.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Batch on Saturday, July 28, 2018, 11:37:46
Quote from: Private Fraser
Quote
and qpr Tuesday too

edit: I'm sure I read that, can't find it now
It was mentioned in the Adver piece about us trying for a PL defender loanee.  It's a behind closed doors game, though.

Guessing this afto's game at Horndean is one for the 'yoot'.

aha, thanks.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Super Hans on Saturday, July 28, 2018, 12:06:20
Always hard to judge against lower level opposition but:

-Diagouraga looked good. Defensive work horse but also plenty of skill to get out of trouble and start atacks. I see some counter attacking goals next season with Toumani breaking up play and finding McGlashan/Anderson on the wings.

-Doughty very influential in an attacking midfield role. Just hangs onto it a bit too long sometimes. Fitness looked good.

- McCourt all action, box to box type on last night's showing.

- Conroy seemed fine. As did Lancashire. Although I don't rate the latter at all.

-Fortune looked quite decent. Two footed, nice lay offs out wide, fitness looked good, can tell he looks after himself. Can see why he doesn't score that often. Did most of his good work outside the box. Definitely a good foil for linking play with attacking midfielders and wide men though. I wouldn't mind giving him a year.

-Twine could be a major impact player off the bench. Missed a pen but still scored two. Very confident lad.

Thought it was quite positive overall. Game itself was quite feisty which made for a decent spectacle.



Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Batch on Saturday, July 28, 2018, 12:34:31
Cheers Hans.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, July 28, 2018, 12:43:46
Yeah thanks Hans, nice little write up on the important players on show last night.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Super Hans on Saturday, July 28, 2018, 12:50:01
No worries gents.

Nice little touch letting all the kids on for a kick about at the end as well. I'd like to think my 5 year olds life of misery following Swindon started last night!


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: FreddySTFC! on Saturday, July 28, 2018, 14:22:34
Always hard to judge against lower level opposition but:

-Diagouraga looked good. Defensive work horse but also plenty of skill to get out of trouble and start atacks. I see some counter attacking goals next season with Toumani breaking up play and finding McGlashan/Anderson on the wings.

-Doughty very influential in an attacking midfield role. Just hangs onto it a bit too long sometimes. Fitness looked good.

- McCourt all action, box to box type on last night's showing.

- Conroy seemed fine. As did Lancashire. Although I don't rate the latter at all.

-Fortune looked quite decent. Two footed, nice lay offs out wide, fitness looked good, can tell he looks after himself. Can see why he doesn't score that often. Did most of his good work outside the box. Definitely a good foil for linking play with attacking midfielders and wide men though. I wouldn't mind giving him a year.

-Twine could be a major impact player off the bench. Missed a pen but still scored two. Very confident lad.

Thought it was quite positive overall. Game itself was quite feisty which made for a decent spectacle.


Cheers mate.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, July 28, 2018, 15:03:58
Not sure what sort of side we put out at Horndean but we are 2-0 after 8 mins.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: FreddySTFC! on Saturday, July 28, 2018, 15:05:50
Not sure what sort of side we put out at Horndean but we are 2-0 after 8 mins.
Up or down?
2-0 down, just checked their Twitter feed. No idea on team though.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Batch on Saturday, July 28, 2018, 15:09:39
it was booked as a proper friendly for them too assume it's our yoofs?


Horndean FC v Swindon Town Saturday July 28th 3pm Kick off. Adults £6 and concessions £3.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Batch on Saturday, July 28, 2018, 15:10:29
plus the team seems to have arrived by minibus... so even more likely yoofs


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, July 28, 2018, 15:23:24
Up or down?
2-0 down, just checked their Twitter feed. No idea on team though.
Sorry I meant to put 2-0 down :)


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Batch on Saturday, July 28, 2018, 15:41:48
3-0


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, July 28, 2018, 15:52:35
3-0
HT


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, July 28, 2018, 16:28:22
4-0 down now.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Batch on Saturday, July 28, 2018, 16:32:44
5-0, who do they think they are, Benfica?


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, July 28, 2018, 16:36:44
Cheeky cunts


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, July 28, 2018, 16:37:11
5-1 the fightback is on!


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, July 28, 2018, 17:43:58
Highlights from last night at Supermarine.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckkQ9Q4cRMQ

Supermarine's number 11 had a few good runs and touches, Twine took both his goalsreally well.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Super Hans on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 15:30:03
Swindon 2-3 QPR

No news on who scored yet.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Tails on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 15:55:38
McGlashan and Twine.


Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Private Fraser on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 16:23:56
Some pics from today’s game.

https://twitter.com/qpr/status/1024303931504123904?s=21



Title: Re: 2018 - 2019 Season Pre Season Friendlies
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 16:55:07
Grant Hall, forgot all about him...