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Title: Pre season fixtures
Post by: tans on Monday, May 27, 2019, 11:35:42
See below


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Monday, May 27, 2019, 11:42:19
 I'm surprised there's enough flat ground for a pitch in either Brimscombe or Thrupp. Brum on a Friday night could be worth a look.


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: pauld on Monday, May 27, 2019, 12:06:13
The Coventry game could have an odd atmosphere, esp if they decide to boycott their home games again this season, might actually boost the away contingent


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: Oaksey Moonraker on Monday, May 27, 2019, 13:22:34
I'm surprised there's enough flat ground for a pitch in either Brimscombe or Thrupp. Brum on a Friday night could be worth a look.

At the bottom of the Golden Valley beside the canal and just below the railway. Pitch is fairly level.


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: Combe Up on Monday, May 27, 2019, 13:25:52
I've seen us play at B&T before. I remember a large cavernous roof over a terrace on one side of the pitch.


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: RobertT on Monday, May 27, 2019, 14:28:27
I thought Reg said we weren't going to have an organised pre season schedule?


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: THE FLASH on Monday, May 27, 2019, 16:31:46
Nothing exciting but I then have to tell myself I follow a Divvy 2 side.

Probably take in Melksham as it's close and Marine is possible piss up.


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: THE FLASH on Monday, May 27, 2019, 16:32:49
I really wanted an Irish trip.


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: Exiled Bob on Monday, May 27, 2019, 16:36:44
I thought Reg said we weren't going to have an organised pre season schedule?
He rarely comes out and categorically states that something will happen - he probably said something along the lines of "Knowing Power, I wouldn't be surprised if there was no organised pre-season schedule".


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Monday, May 27, 2019, 16:40:31
He rarely comes out and categorically states that something will happen - he probably said something along the lines of "Knowing Power, I wouldn't be surprised if there was no organised pre-season schedule".

Asks a lot of questions. Never answers any that are asked of him.


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: china red on Monday, May 27, 2019, 16:56:35
Pre season announced in may......far too organised!!!


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Monday, May 27, 2019, 18:02:46
He rarely comes out and categorically states that something will happen - he probably said something along the lines of "Knowing Power, I wouldn't be surprised if there was no organised pre-season schedule".

Very good, however I did say further that this was because the late recruitment of recent seasons, meaning a full squad wasn't in place to play in them.

When Wellens had his rant about the state of the club and its distance from the fans.... I did say an organsied pre season friendly schedule would be desirable, as a sign of improvement along with an open day type event, and a Q and A for fans with the hierarchy.  Let's see if there's any movement on that.


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: Batch on Monday, May 27, 2019, 20:08:35
briscombe and thrup the standout for me.   And no I'm not being sarcastic.


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: pauld on Monday, May 27, 2019, 20:11:20
Asks a lot of questions. Never answers any that are asked of him.
Pot. Kettle.


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: Costanza on Monday, May 27, 2019, 20:19:56
I like a bit of railings pre-season football but they're all night games which pretty much rules me out.

Ah well.

Nice that the majority of the schedule has been confirmed.


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Monday, May 27, 2019, 20:37:37
Pot. Kettle.

Au contraire


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: horlock07 on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, 10:16:00
I really wanted an Irish trip.

Don't we often do a tour somewhere, not always immediately announced, a trip to Waterford at least would make some sense for Power to swell the coffers over there? But aren't they mid season?


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: Kinky Tom on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, 10:18:33
Quote from: Swindontownfc.co.uk
The squad will travel to La Manga for a week of fitness and team-building in preparation for the new season.


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, 13:18:14


Was this sanctioned by our resident fence sitting doom merchant?


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: suttonred on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, 13:27:12
I'm surprised there's enough flat ground for a pitch in either Brimscombe or Thrupp. Brum on a Friday night could be worth a look.

Sounds like a dodgy midday ITV detective show. Never ever heard of it. Where is it?


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: theakston2k on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, 13:34:49
Sounds like a dodgy midday ITV detective show. Never ever heard of it. Where is it?
Pitch is on levelled out land but still has a bit of a slope. It's next to the A419 and railway line a couple of minutes before you get to Stroud.


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: horlock07 on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, 13:36:06
Was this sanctioned by our resident fence sitting doom merchant?

I didn't know that Jeremy Corbyn posted on here?

Sounds like a dodgy midday ITV detective show. Never ever heard of it. Where is it?

The only Thrupp I know is near Kidlington, assume there must be another one?


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, 17:25:15
I didn't know that Jeremy Corbyn posted on here?

The only Thrupp I know is near Kidlington, assume there must be another one?

Could it be Thrush? After all he’s an irritating cunt.


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, 18:00:17
What about the self-confessed player of the pink oboe - Jeremy Thrupp


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: Waffle on Thursday, May 30, 2019, 11:20:32
So what are the thoughts about two pre-season games on the same day? Hungerford and Salisbury will hopefully not be a massive test but a good thing for fitness.


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: Flashheart on Thursday, May 30, 2019, 11:26:18
I think we did the same last season? Or fairly recently at least. Although my memory may be failing me.

I think I recall the usual suspects complaining that it was incompetency from the club blah blah, as though they know more than the professionals.


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, May 30, 2019, 11:34:16
So what are the thoughts about two pre-season games on the same day? Hungerford and Salisbury will hopefully not be a massive test but a good thing for fitness.

Its a good chance to use all of the squad in 2 relatively tough games.


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: Waffle on Thursday, May 30, 2019, 11:40:35
I think we did the same last season? Or fairly recently at least. Although my memory may be failing me.

I think I recall the usual suspects complaining that it was incompetency from the club blah blah, as though they know more than the professionals.

Well those usual suspects are of course fountains of knowledge with many many years in the game both playing and managing. I don't know why STFC haven't just given them the job already.


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Thursday, May 30, 2019, 12:02:48
I think we did the same last season? Or fairly recently at least. Although my memory may be failing me.

I think I recall the usual suspects complaining that it was incompetency from the club blah blah, as though they know more than the professionals.

You might be thinking of 99/00 the last time we played 2 in a day twice.... but we were still then a Div 2 club, with  a hefty squad.  Although incompetency might have been mentioned, as we ended up in Admin and bottom of the league 13 points off safety... the TEF wasn't around then mind.


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, June 15, 2019, 08:05:58
With Hunt saying that to bond with fans STFC are looking at playing friendlies at a local, grass roots level, how about STFC v a TEF XI.

Who’d make the starting XI? One suggestion per position.

I’d offer up SRK as Right Wing with Legends Lounge as back up


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, June 15, 2019, 20:14:25
With Hunt saying that to bond with fans STFC are looking at playing friendlies at a local, grass roots level, how about STFC v a TEF XI.

Who’d make the starting XI? One suggestion per position.

I’d offer up SRK as Right Wing with Legends Lounge as back up

Over run with left sided players. Some fuckers are going to have to play out of position.


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: tans on Monday, June 24, 2019, 18:06:28
Man united under 23’s on July 23rd


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Monday, June 24, 2019, 20:41:02
The last time a Man Utd XI visited, in 03-04, we reached the play offs and err would have won the final... had we got there.

Got to be an omen for a better season at least :hmmm:  :nod: :no: :headhurts:




Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Monday, June 24, 2019, 21:04:08
The last time a Man Utd XI visited, in 03-04, we reached the play offs and err would have won the final... had we got there.

Got to be an omen for a better season at least :hmmm:  :nod: :no: :headhurts:




Before that, probably when Lou was appointed manager and played as he was player manager at the time.


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: Batch on Monday, June 24, 2019, 21:09:35
digbys testimonial?


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Monday, June 24, 2019, 21:14:36
digbys testimonial?

I bow to your superior knowledge.


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: Richie Wellen-Dowd on Monday, June 24, 2019, 21:16:23
I remember being excited by a certain Philippe Cuervo in a pre-season game against a young Man Utd team, presumably in 1997.


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 10:02:01
I remember being excited by a certain Philippe Cuervo in a pre-season game against a young Man Utd team, presumably in 1997.
We have had some great trialists in the past, Boli, Cuervo, Darras, Comminges and Tchutang to name but a few. Very few turn into signings though.


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 10:11:38
We have had some great trialists in the past, Boli, Cuervo, Darras, Comminges and Tchutang to name but a few. Very few turn into signings though.

You forget the legend that is Thomas Dossevi!


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 10:20:55
You forget the legend that is Thomas Dossevi!
For good reason! :D


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: Richie Wellen-Dowd on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 10:31:44
We have had some great trialists in the past, Boli, Cuervo, Darras, Comminges and Tchutang to name but a few. Very few turn into signings though.

Didn't Cuervo break his leg quite early on? I seem to remember flashes of brilliance, while he never really got back to the level he'd showed.

I rated Comminges.


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 10:39:20
Didn't Cuervo break his leg quite early on? I seem to remember flashes of brilliance, while he never really got back to the level he'd showed.

I rated Comminges.

From Swindon Town FC page..

Quote
Unfortunately, Cuervo's time at the County Ground was severely hampered by injuries - as a result, he started just eighteen games in his three year stay. After playing in just over half of the league matches in his first season, a spate of injuries restricted him to just six appearances the following year, until he suffered a broken tibia and ankle damage in a reserve clash with Millwall in December 1998, after he succumbed to a challenge described as a "terrible tackle" by Town manager Jimmy Quinn. Over the following six months, Cuervo had three operations on his injury, and it was over a year before he played again - coming on in the last minute of a 1-1 draw with Portsmouth on Boxing Day 1999, he still managed to get booked.

Massively talented player.


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: Abrahammer on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 10:50:09
Bloody shit hair though


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: reeves4england on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 11:50:46
From Swindon Town FC page..

Massively talented player.
Pretty sure I was there for that Pompey game. Shame it never worked out for him here.


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 11:57:39
Cuervo was a classy player and I would love someone in his style to play for the Town again, he had pace and control, a good cross and shot and could pick out a good pass too.

Apparently he is assistant reserve team manager are Marseille now.

Here is an article, posted on here almost every pre season, about our trialists, brings back some good memories.

https://thewashbag.com/2014/07/22/trialist-fails-the-good-the-bad-and-thomas-dossevi/


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: Exiled Bob on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 12:43:21
Cuervo was a classy player and I would love someone in his style to play for the Town again, he had pace and control, a good cross and shot and could pick out a good pass too.

Apparently he is assistant reserve team manager are Marseille now.

Here is an article, posted on here almost every pre season, about our trialists, brings back some good memories.

https://thewashbag.com/2014/07/22/trialist-fails-the-good-the-bad-and-thomas-dossevi/
Philippe Cuervo wasn't a full back though.....
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Swindon did have some other good overseas trialists with the likes of full-backs Phil Cuervo, Miguel Comminges and Lescinel Jean-Francois all carving out moderate careers at the club. We also found a few in the depths of domestic football, such as erratic Knutsford Town’s wingback Paul Edwards, and in his case, sent them back there when the novelty wore off.


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 12:49:00
Philippe Cuervo wasn't a full back though.....

Neither did we send Edwards back, he was decent, but had issues, so returned north for that reason.


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 12:54:43
Philippe Cuervo wasn't a full back though.....
His official position was indeed right back but at Swindon he played right wing. All his career in France was played at fullback.

There are many flaws in that article TBH.


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: swindonmaniac on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 09:42:43
Anyone have an up to date list of games and dates please ?.


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: reeves4england on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 10:10:35
Anyone have an up to date list of games and dates please ?.

 SWINDON TOWN'S FULL PRE-SEASON FIXTURE LIST

Brimscombe & Thrupp (A) - Tuesday July 2 - Kick-off: 19:30.

Swindon Supermarine (A) - Friday July 5 - Kick-off: 19:30.

Hungerford Town (A) - Tuesday July 16 - Kick-off: 19:30.

Salisbury FC (A) - Tuesday July 16 - Kick-off: 19:30.

Birmingham City (H) - Friday July 19 - Kick-off: 19:00.

Manchester United Under 23 (H) - Tuesday July 23 - Kick-off: 19:30.

Coventry City (H) - Saturday July 27 - Kick-off: 15:00.

Melksham Town (A) - Tuesday July 30 - Kick-off: 19:30.


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: swindonmaniac on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 13:52:12
Thanks.


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: horlock07 on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 17:31:39
Man united under 23’s on July 23rd

With our rcenet signings this is a bit of a derby...

Man U u23's v former Man U u23's


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: stfcjack on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 16:27:57
Birmingham game now being played behind closed doors

https://www.swindontownfc.co.uk/news/2019/july/birmingham-friendly-moved-behind-closed-doors/


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 16:32:49
Birmingham game now being played behind closed doors

https://www.swindontownfc.co.uk/news/2019/july/birmingham-friendly-moved-behind-closed-doors/

Power has spent all the money on a summer holiday and we cannot afford the stewarding costs


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: theakston2k on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 16:47:38
Birmingham game now being played behind closed doors

https://www.swindontownfc.co.uk/news/2019/july/birmingham-friendly-moved-behind-closed-doors/
Sounds like they've had problems with the sprinkler system. Probably had to dig up and fix/replace so reseed certain parts so needs more time. Better to not play than damage the pitch.


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: tans on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 16:55:44
Dont read the group!


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: theakston2k on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 17:00:11
Dont read the group!
I enjoy baiting them to be honest :)
Kostiuk and that Howitt are comically negative.


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 17:02:23
Kostiuk and that Howitt are comically negative.

He is like the Pied Piper of Halfwitville


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: Abrahammer on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 17:08:22
Howitt, i can’t take a grown up human seriously who is obsessed with wrestling


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: Sippo on Monday, July 8, 2019, 17:54:29
Looks like we are playing everton u23 on 11th July.


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Monday, July 8, 2019, 18:47:40
Does anyone know if Anderson travelled with the squad today?
Didn't spot him in any of the videos from the training session.  :hmmm:


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: Batch on Monday, July 8, 2019, 18:57:28
did Dave? or McLashen too?


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, July 8, 2019, 19:43:50
No sign on the videos of Toums, JMcG or Anderson, doesn't mean they weren't there, they could just be camera shy!


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: Batch on Monday, July 8, 2019, 19:47:15
yeah, just wondered.


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, July 8, 2019, 20:17:21
If they haven't travelled it may not be looking good for any of those 3 TBH.


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: ronnie21 on Monday, July 8, 2019, 21:09:44
If they haven't travelled it may not be looking good for any of those 3 TBH.
Radio wiltshire reported this morning that Diagoura and Anderson were not travelling


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: Batch on Monday, July 8, 2019, 21:22:54
oh.

real shame about Dave. on one hand he's been an utter waste of wage for us. on another I know there's a very good player there.

still, you can't live on 'he might come good' forever


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: Flashheart on Monday, July 8, 2019, 21:31:07
I wonder if Dave has some kind of chronic health problem.


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: Batch on Monday, July 8, 2019, 21:36:34
a Christian Roberts type issue ?


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: DV Canio on Monday, July 8, 2019, 21:36:54
I wonder if he’s got a dodgy passport & is actually 39


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: Flashheart on Monday, July 8, 2019, 21:38:30
a Christian Roberts type issue ?

Not what I was thinking of, but maybe.


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: Mother Brown on Monday, July 8, 2019, 21:43:11
oh.

real shame about Dave. on one hand he's been an utter waste of wage for us. on another I know there's a very good player there.

still, you can't live on 'he might come good' forever

You could say the same about Anderson. He reminds me of Nathan Thompson, who in my opinion was shit.


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: Batch on Monday, July 8, 2019, 22:08:05
I think for me the difference is Dave has previously shown he can cut it at this level.

Anderson hasn't done that.

but yeah, I see your point.


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: Dr Pierre Chang on Monday, July 8, 2019, 22:08:21
Keshi Anderson and Nathan Thompson....that is probably the oddest comparison I’ve read on here.

Care to elaborate?


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: tans on Monday, July 8, 2019, 22:22:41
You could say the same about Anderson. He reminds me of Nathan Thompson, who in my opinion was shit.

Agreed about Thompson. Couldnt stand him. Massive lols he is angling for a move to the champ


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: Super Hans on Monday, July 8, 2019, 22:34:48
Harsh on Nath! Would have ran through brick walls for the club. Loved him at right back when he first started breaking through.

However a part of me will never forgive him for starting at Wembley. At fault for the first goal and injured in the process. 1 down and instant reshuffle at the back required 5 minutes into a play off final. Should never have played. Probably would have lost the game anyway as the style match up was all wrong for us. But it left a sour taste.


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, 09:34:20
I don't think its fair to blame Thompson for the final, not exclusively anyway.

He'd surely trained and taken a fitness test, had scans and medical input before playing. He could have been covering up I suppose.

In any case the rest of the team were utter garbage regardless.


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, 09:54:43
I don't think its fair to blame Thompson for the final, not exclusively anyway.

He'd surely trained and taken a fitness test, had scans and medical input before playing. He could have been covering up I suppose.

In any case the rest of the team were utter garbage regardless.
This.


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, 10:18:18
That final was probably the worst I'd seen a town team play, and I've seen my fair share of garbage over the years  :)


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, 10:20:13
That final was probably the worst I'd seen a town team play, and I've seen my fair share of garbage over the years  :)
It was up there, 45 years of seeing some shit, that was up there in the bottom 3 for lack of heart, desire, skill and effort.

Unfair to blame just one person, it was utter drivel all over the pitch.


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: Trashbat? on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, 10:23:36
That season we ran out of steam and teams figured out how to beat us, the home and away legs against Sheff Utd showed the best and worst of that squad. Pretty much exactly the same as the season we lost to Millwall.


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: THE FLASH on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, 10:46:57
That final was probably the worst I'd seen a town team play, and I've seen my fair share of garbage over the years  :)

Agreed....couldnt even cut Beckford in half when he started doing keepy uppys in the corner.

We deserved that at least!


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: Kinky Tom on Thursday, July 11, 2019, 09:57:40
McCormick, Reid, Fryers, Baudry, Hunt, Conroy, May, Doughty, Twine, Yates, Woolery.

Pretty strong starting line up.


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, July 11, 2019, 10:35:44
McCormick, Reid, Fryers, Baudry, Hunt, Conroy, May, Doughty, Twine, Yates, Woolery.

Pretty strong starting line up.

What is this for KT?

You would think that's roughly what our first choice line up will be come the season start.


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: Kinky Tom on Thursday, July 11, 2019, 10:37:06
Playing Everton U23s in La Manga now.


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: ferret on Thursday, July 11, 2019, 10:37:25
Interesting to see that all 3 of the full backs / wing backs are starting.


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, July 11, 2019, 10:40:38
Playing Everton U23s in La Manga now.

Ah ok - thanks. Updates would be great (my phone on flight mode at work) ;)


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, July 11, 2019, 10:42:34
0-0 after 30 min


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: Kinky Tom on Thursday, July 11, 2019, 10:45:12
0-0 half time it seems.  Twine close with a free kick.


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: THE FLASH on Thursday, July 11, 2019, 10:46:39
Had some update come through on Sofa Soccer App....

Cmon Town.....


Friendlies organised a bit better than previous seasons but prior notice of a game like this would be good....maybe a cheap flight and a day on the piss?


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: Kinky Tom on Thursday, July 11, 2019, 10:50:07
Not sure that would have been an option looking at the short videos uploaded to twitter so far.  Very much a training facility.

Edit - seems some have made it in fact, my dad could have gone, he's only an hour away but a Cricket World Cup semi is more important, and rightly so.

Perhaps the club never intended for the game to be attended.  Only a EFL Trophy game anyway...


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, July 11, 2019, 10:50:55
Ah yes I am following on Livescore on the internet now. Cheers all.


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: Kinky Tom on Thursday, July 11, 2019, 11:49:18
Late injury time winner - Iandolo header from a corner.


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, July 11, 2019, 11:50:02
Late injury time winner - Iandolo header from a corner.

Maybe striker is his best position!


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, July 11, 2019, 11:54:44
Everton's Under 23s won the Premier league title last season, so they are no mugs!


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, July 11, 2019, 11:57:33
No goals conceded - yet!


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: RWB Robin on Thursday, July 11, 2019, 12:44:17
Everton site suggest an evenly balanced match with both defences doing well but most of the action in midfield. We obviously made a few good attacks. Broadbent obviously on in second half along with Iandolo.


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: singingiiiffy on Thursday, July 11, 2019, 13:13:26
No goals conceded - yet!

can anyone remind me. i think its a shit pre-season that makes for a good season and vice versa? worrying times ahead if so


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: Flashheart on Thursday, July 11, 2019, 13:15:40
Oh no!


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, July 11, 2019, 13:23:51
Iandolo header from a corner.
Not a phrase ever uttered before!


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, July 11, 2019, 14:32:55
Yer tis

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


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, July 12, 2019, 11:31:43
Everton U23 manager David Unsworth on yesterdays game.

https://www.evertonfc.com/news/1277257/unsworth-pre-season-opener-an-important-learning-curve

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David Unsworth said Everton Under-23s’ 1-0 defeat against Swindon Town’s first team in their opening pre-season clash on Thursday will provide an important learning experience for his young players.

The Toffees delivered an impressive performance against considerably more experienced opponents, matching the Robins throughout in sweltering conditions in La Manga.

An 88th-minute goal from Ellis Iandolo settled the game in Swindon’s favour, however, the midfielder planting a header past Toffees stopper Nico Hansen after an inviting corner delivery.

In a fiercely competitive game, clear sights of goal were few and far between. Ellis Simms came closest for Everton, forcing a splendid save from Luke McCormick after being played through by livewire forward Anthony Gordon.

Unsworth praised the desire and application his side showed during the match but admitted his frustration that his team did not get the result their display merited.

“It was a great game and one that was spot on in terms of what we want for this time of year,” he said.

“The fitness work was very good, the defensive shape was excellent and the effort the lads gave was fantastic.

“It was a really competitive game and a good test against a first team.

“I thought it was going to be a fantastic performance and result but we were disappointed to concede from a set-piece in the last two minutes. A lapse in concentration cost us."

Several of Unsworth's 2018/19 double-winning side are with Marco Silva’s first-team squad. The Under-23s boss, then, has taken a youthful group to La Manga, with a number of players making the step up from the Blues' Under-18 side.

The Everton Giant says it is vital his young charges learn valuable lessons from the Swindon clash – and hopes the game will have reinforced the importance of remaining focussed from first minute to last.

“We’ve got such high standards," he explained. “It doesn’t matter how old you are, when you pull on the shirt of Everton you’re expected to perform and win.

“Against Swindon, we got the performance but didn’t get the result because of a lapse of concentration.

“It’s a learning curve for them and we hope they will learn quickly."


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: horlock07 on Friday, July 12, 2019, 11:36:51
Everton U23 manager David Unsworth on yesterdays game.

https://www.evertonfc.com/news/1277257/unsworth-pre-season-opener-an-important-learning-curve


Was our team 'considerably more experienced'?


Title: Re: Pre season fixtures
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, July 12, 2019, 11:45:35
Was our team 'considerably more experienced'?
I would suggest yes, an U23 side with barely a handful of appearances between them in the 1st team and McCormack on his own having 400 on his own.

McCormick, Reid, Fryers, Baudry, Hunt, Conroy, May, Doughty, Twine, Yates, Woolery

Only Twine and Reid with less than 50 first team games under their belts.