LiveMATCHDAY LIVE: Notts County v Swindon Town

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Summary

  • REPORTING BY SAM MORSHEAD
  • LATEST: Notts County 2 (Sheehan 9, McGregor 90+9) Town 0
  • Robins must win to keep their play-off hopes alive
  • Magpies battling relegation
  • Byrne starts, Louis Thompson returns to bench

5:09pm

That's that from us, folks. Sadly the press set-up at Notts County means we won't be able to provide instant reaction on Matchday Live but pop back to the Adver website later this evening to hear from manager Mark Cooper.

It was eventful.

5:06pm

FULL-TIME

Notts County 2 (Sheehan 9, McGregor 90+9) Swindon Town 0

Not much to say about that late implosion. Notts County fully deserved the points today.

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5:02pm

Notts County 2 (Callum McGregor 90+9) Swindon Town 0

Foderingham is up in the opposition penalty area in the final minute, County clear and Campbell-Ryce sets up McGregor for a tap-in.

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4:59pm

90 mins: Smith heads onto the roof of the County net.

4:57pm

Nine minutes of added time.

4:56pm

All that came from a ruck after Archibald-Henville pushed over Spencer.

4:56pm

YELLOW CARD

Hayden Mullins, 90

4:56pm

YELLOW CARD

Alan Sheehan, 90

4:55pm

YELLOW CARD

Michael Smith, 90

4:55pm

YELLOW CARD

Louis Thompson, 90

4:54pm

RED CARD

Nathan Thompson sent off for a second bookable offence, 90

4:53pm

RED CARD

Archibald-Henville sent off for violent conduct, 90

4:51pm

The attendance here is 6,713.

4:49pm

87 mins: Pritchard can't hit the target from 15 yards out at a tight angle.

4:48pm

NOTTS COUNTY SUBSTITUTION

Nathan Tyson replaces Jack Grealish, 86

4:47pm

85 mins: Pritchard's swerving, dipping effort from range has Bartosz Bialkowski in trouble, but the keeper just manages to hold on.

4:44pm

82 mins: Sheehan's cross-shot skids past Foderingham's right-hand post.

4:44pm

82 mins: Smith's sliced clearance almost loops over Foderingham but the keeper paws the ball out for a corner.

4:43pm

81 mins: I'm not sure if it's a cross or a shot from Storey. It's definitely a goal-kick.

4:41pm

NOTTS COUNTY SUBSTITUTION

Callum McGregor replaces Ronan Murray, 79

4:41pm

78 mins: Luongo's header from Storey's cross takes a huge deflection off a defender. Referee points for a goal kick.

4:38pm

SWINDON SUBSTITUTION

Ben Gladwin replaces Lee Cox, 77

4:37pm

YELLOW CARD

Murray has got himself booked, presumably for diving, 75

4:35pm

73 mins: A fizzing effort from Spencer on the turn at the back post flies just over the bar.

4:33pm

SWINDON SUBSTITUTION

Miles Storey replaces Raphael Branco, 72

4:31pm

YELLOW CARD

Campbell-Ryce talks his way into the referee's book, 69

4:25pm

63 mins: Big chance wasted by Luongo. Lovely throughball to him by Louis Thompson but he steers a shot into the sidenetting.

4:23pm

SWINDON SUBSTITUTION

Louis Thompson replaces Nathan Byrne, 60

4:21pm

58 mins: Excellent block from Branco to stop Campbell-Ryce's shot reaching Foderingham.

4:12pm

50 mins: That's a massive save from Foderingham as Luongo's header puts Murray through one on one. Corner.

4:10pm

49 mins: Stephens drills well wide from 30 yards.

4:07pm

And we're back under way here.

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4:07pm

The pitch got another watering at half-time. Gone from the Somme to Ypres in a matter of minutes.

4:04pm

The two teams are back out again, ready for the start of the second half.

3:54pm

LEAGUE ONE HALF-TIMES

Bradford 0 Crawley 0; Bristol City 0 Crewe 0; Carlisle 0 Oldham 0; Colchester 3 Brentford 1; Coventry 0 Wolves 0; Leyton Orient 1 Tranmere 0; Notts County 1 Swindon 0; Preston 1 Gillingham 1; Rotherham 0 MK Dons 1; Shrewsbury 2 Peterborough 3; Stevenage 1 Walsall 0.

3:51pm

YOUR SAY

3:30pm Sat 26 Apr 14

umpcah says

Nathan T. has got his usual booking ! When will he learn ?

3:50pm

Notts County 1 (Sheehan 9) Swindon Town 0 

Swindon have had their chances to get back into this since falling behind early on but they've allowed their hosts plenty of sniffs of goal as well.

By no means is this game over just yet. It just requires a killer touch in the right area for Town.

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3:48pm

Two minutes of added time at the end of the first half.

3:46pm

Shrewsbury have pulled a goal back at the Greenhous Meadow. They now trail Peterborough 3-2.

3:44pm

41 mins: Spencer has been all over Branco this half. He does it again here, winning a header to lay off to Murray, who fires wide.

3:43pm

40 mins: McEveley blocks Spencer's flick from a Sheehan corner en route to goal.

3:41pm

38 mins: McEveley takes on a ridiculously difficult effort, from a narrow angle first time, but drags his shot well wide.

3:40pm

YELLOW CARD

Lee Cox is next into the book for a late tackle on Jamal Campbell-Ryce, 37

3:37pm

33 mins: Raphael Branco nods across goal from Pritchard's free-kick but Troy Archibald-henville can only head wide.

3:35pm

32 mins: Pritchard's free-kick hits the wall and Smith skews the follow up like a pitching wedge into the Kop.

3:30pm

Peterborough now lead Shrewsbury 3-1.

3:29pm

26 mins: This is a huge chance for Town, as Michael Smith volleys Thompson's cross wide from six yards.

3:27pm

YELLOW CARD

Nathan Thompson is booked for a tackle on Alan Sheehan, 24

3:25pm

21 mins: Jay McEveley's shot is blocked.

3:23pm

Peterborough have turned it around at Shrewsbury, with two Conor Washington goals giving them a 2-1 lead.

3:15pm

11 mins: A superb touch from Alex Pritchard gets him time to take aim on the edge of the box, but he curls wide left-footed.

3:14pm

Notts County 1 (Alan Sheehan 9) Swindon Town 0

This is a terrible piece of defending from Swindon, who let Sheehan wander free in the penalty area and he has all the time he could possibly need to pick his spot beyond Foderingham.

It's a fine finish but shocking marking.

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3:11pm

Seven mins: Haydn Hollis is the next to win a header, this time from Alan Sheehan's free-kick. Again the effort is wide.

3:09pm

Five mins: Jimmy Spencer should score when he gets in front of Jack Stephens to head Jamal Campbell-Ryce's cross goalwards. But it's off-target.

3:06pm

Shrewsbury Town lead against Peterborough United, with Jon Taylor getting the goal.

3:03pm

Kick-off at Meadow Lane. Ninety very important minutes for both sides to come.

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2:58pm

The players are out at the County Ground. The sprinklers have created puddles on the playing surface.

2:57pm

YOUR SAY

2:55pm

The Great Escape blurting out over the tannoy at Meadow Lane. The artwork on the front of the programme pays homage to Steve McQueen, too.

2:54pm

So the Meadow Lane pitch is being watered right now. Just to make it that little bit harder to play football.

2:52pm

Less than 10 minutes til kick-off, then. Anyone nervous yet? Not even slightly? OK then.

2:51pm

LEAGUE ONE FIXTURES

Bradford v Crawley; Bristol City v Crewe; Carlisle v Oldham; Colchester v Brentford; Coventry v Wolves; Leyton Orient v Tranmere; Notts County v Swindon; Preston v Gillingham; Rotherham v MK Dons; Shrewsbury v Peterborough; Stevenage v Walsall

2:49pm

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THE CONTENDERS

Nicky Ajose 0849; Troy Archibald-Henville 0850; Jack Barthram 0851; Nathan Byrne 0852; Wes Foderingham 0853; Ben Gladwin 0854; Grant Hall 0855; Ryan Harley 0856; Yaser Kasim 0857; Massimo Luongo 0858; Ryan Mason 0859; Jay McEveley 0860; Dany N’Guessan 0861; Alex Pritchard 0862; Nile Ranger 0863; Raphael Branco 0864; Michael Smith 0865; Miles Storey 0866; Louis Thompson 0867; Nathan Thompson 0868; Darren Ward 0869; Mohamed El Gabas 0870; Alex Smith 0871

2:44pm

The six matchday mascots are being kept off the pitch, instead doing some sort of training drill with a giant Magpie on the touchline.

Presumably that's in an effort to protect the playing surface but it's been well and truly assassinated by 40 grown men warming up for 30 minutes.

2:42pm

Just under 20 minutes to go til the off here at Meadow Lane and Town's players are starting to return to the dressing room.

2:39pm

When Notts County came to the County Ground earlier in the campaign, goals from Dany N'Guessan and Nile Ranger completed a very comfortable 2-0 victory for Swindon Town.

Here's something to job your memory...

2:35pm

2:34pm

PREDICTION TIME

Just under half-an-hour until kick-off, ladies and gents, so let's have your predictions.

I'm going for a 2-2 draw, with Michael Smith netting first. Have your say below or by using the #stfcadver hashtag on Twitter.

2:32pm

YOUR SAY

2:29pm Sat 26 Apr 14

swwindon61uk says

Lets hope the off field happenings do not affect today's performance.

Didn't seem to bother the players over the Easter weekend. Let's hope that trend continues.

2:32pm

Swindon Town sold out their advance allocation of 300 tickets earlier this week but plenty of walk-ups are expected at Meadow Lane.

2:23pm

Alex Pritchard has dubbed his time at Swindon Town his “best year in football”.

“I’ve met a lot of new teammates and friends but obviously the Tottenham lads I’ve known for goodness knows how long so I’ll keep in touch with them, and most of the other lads as well," he said.

Swindon Advertiser: Alex Pritchard tussles with former Swindon Town captain Alan McCormack in the match against Brentford on Saturday. Picture: Terry Parker

ALEX PRITCHARD

“The fans have been brilliant, I’ve enjoyed every minute of it. I had a tough couple of games at the start and I think I’ve kicked on from there and started to play my football. The fans have been great for me and I appreciate it.”

2:19pm

Notts County are now emerging onto the pitch for their warm-up. They feature former Town players Alan Sheehan and Ronan Murray amongst their squad.

2:19pm

Swindon Town's players are out at Meadow Lane for their warm-up. Big cheers for Alex Pritchard from the travelling fans.

2:16pm

Notts County manager Shaun Derry has called on Magpies fans to make a lot of noise at Meadow Lane this afternoon in his programme notes.

He writes: "Swindon are right up there in League One and are still fighting for a chance to make the play-offs, so it's going to be tough.

"One deciding factor today is that we have on our side, though, is that we have the backing of you guys.

"The atmosphere on Monday was incredible. The best and loudest it's been since I've been back. Hopefully your voices have recovered for today and you will all give the same again."

2:13pm

PRITCH PERFECT

Free-kick vs Rotherham Utd - October

2:10pm

Miles Storey has stressed the importance of Swindon Town playing without pressure as they go into the weekend looking to extend their recent winning run.

Swindon Advertiser: Miles Storey

MILES STOREY

“There’s no pressure on us, we’re the underdogs really. We’ve got four points to make up so all we’ve got to do is go out there and play,” he told the Advertiser.

2:09pm

BREAKING TEAM NEWS

NOTTS COUNTY v Swindon Town: Bialkowski, Dumbuya, Mullins, Hollis, Sheehan; Grealish, Liddle, Thompson, Campbell-Ryce; Spencer, Murray

Substitutes: McGregor, Waite, Spiess, Vela, Boucaud, Roberts, Tyson

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2:05pm

PRITCH PERFECT

Wonder solo goal vs Bradford City - December

2:04pm

YOUR SAY

1:59pm Sat 26 Apr 14

ReadingRed5 says

What's happened to Tijane Reis?

He played for the development side against Charlton in midweek but is generally out of favour.

2:03pm

BREAKING TEAM NEWS

Notts County v SWINDON TOWN: Foderingham; Stephens, Archibald-Henville, Branco; N Thompson, Luongo, Cox, McEveley; Byrne, Pritchard, M Smith

Substitutes: Belford, Barthram,  Barker, L Thompson, Gladwin, Storey, Waldon

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1:56pm

Having been training in difficult conditions at Liddington for much of the season, Swindon Town are well set to deal with a quagmire of a playing surface at Meadow Lane, according to manager Mark Cooper.

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MEADOW LANE

"We’ve certainly had the right preparation with our training pitch, so that should stand us in good stead,” he said.

1:53pm

ADVER CHIEF SPORTS WRITER SAM MORSHEAD: "The pitch here looks a bit like my back garden, minus the dandelions, odd empty wine bottle and family of badgers.

"Notts have struggled throughout the season with their playing surface at Meadow Lane but today it could work in their favour. Swindon will need to adjust to a bobbly, uneven, sticky, slippy surface and somehow still play their football.

"If they can find a way to combat the pitch and the inevitable physicality of a Magpies side desperate for points they have a good chance to rack up win number seven in eight outings."

1:51pm

YOUR SAY

1:45pm Sat 26 Apr 14

smirg kcab says

Good luck today, a day when only the result will count.
Must battle for 90+ and go all out for all 3 points, we must keep the faith and believe.
Coymr

1:49pm

PRITCH PERFECT

Free-kick vs MK Dons - September

 

1:48pm

Today marks Alex Pritchard's final appearance for Swindon Town before he returns to parent club Tottenham Hotspur.

Swindon Advertiser: Alex Pritchard

ON HIS WAY: ALEX PRITCHARD

There's been a bit of a Pritch love-in this week, with players and management dishing out praise for the diminutive playmaker, and here at the Adver we fancy joining in.

Let us know your favourite moments for a little feature we're going to call 'Pritch Perfect'. Corny, I know, but it'll pass the time til kick-off.

Comment below, email smorshead@swindonadvertiser.co.uk or use the hashtag on Twitter to have your say.

1:44pm

1:42pm

1:42pm

So, maths enthusiasts, what needs to happen for Swindon to go into the final day of the season still in with a chance of making the League One play-offs?

Well, for a start, Peterborough mustn't beat Shrewsbury this afternoon. Posh are four points ahead with two games left, and boast a superior goal difference, meaning they need to lose both or lose one and draw one of their remaining fixtures, while Town have to take maximum points, for the Robins to end above them.

Swindon Advertiser:

Or course, if Posh are beaten by both the Shrews and Port Vale, Town can take sixth place with a draw and a win, so long as there is a five-goal swing in the Wiltshire side's favour.

But enough of all that, let's just watch some football.

1:38pm

YOUR SAY

Matchday Live is more than just a report on today’s game, it’s an opportunity for you to tell us exactly how you feel about current events at Swindon Town.

So, whether it’s complaints about lukewarm pies in the Arkell’s Stand, concerns over the abundance of youth in the Robins’ set-up or frustration at your latest delayed train, we want to hear from you.

Getting in touch is easy, just follow one of the below options:

Twitter – Use the hashtag #stfcadver to express your opinion and follow up-to-the-second live commentary on proceedings by following chief sports writer @SamMorshead_SA

Comment – Use the box below the live blog to contribute, but please make sure to keep your thoughts clean.

1:35pm

TEAM NEWS

We'll have the official stuff at arund 2pm but here's what we know going into the match this afternoon.

Nathan Byrne has got over a stomach bug to travel with the Swindon Town squad to Meadow Lane, while Louis Thompson is also here, but there's a long list of players on the treatment table.

Swindon Advertiser: Nathan Byrne challenges for a header

FEELING BETTER: NATHAN BYRNE

Yaser Kasim, Ryan Mason, Grant Hall and Nile Ranger all miss out.

1:33pm

Whatever happens, stick with me throughout the afternoon for the best build-up to the game, followed by in-play updates and, if all goes well, some post-match reaction.

Sit back, relax and let's try to enjoy it together.

1:32pm

Of course, Town's future is out of their own hands, with Posh only needing to beat Shrewsbury Town today to guarantee the final play-off place.

However, at this stage of the season football is full of ifs and buts and maybes. Who knows, come 5pm perhaps the dream may still be on.

1:31pm

For the hosts, victory is a must if they are to avoid relegation from League One while the visiting Robins require all three points to have any chance of overhauling Peterborough United in sixth place.

1:31pm

Good afternoon ladies and gents and welcome to Meadow Lane, where both Swindon Town and Notts County are in desperate need of a win, for very different reasons.

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1:45pm Sat 26 Apr 14

smirg kcab says...

Good luck today, a day when only the result will count.
Must battle for 90+ and go all out for all 3 points, we must keep the faith and believe.
Coymr
Good luck today, a day when only the result will count. Must battle for 90+ and go all out for all 3 points, we must keep the faith and believe. Coymr smirg kcab
  • Score: 4

1:59pm Sat 26 Apr 14

ReadingRed5 says...

What's happened to Tijane Reis?
What's happened to Tijane Reis? ReadingRed5
  • Score: 0

2:29pm Sat 26 Apr 14

swwindon61uk says...

Lets hope the off field happenings do not affect today's performance.
Lets hope the off field happenings do not affect today's performance. swwindon61uk
  • Score: 2

2:56pm Sat 26 Apr 14

subbuteoles says...

Here we go then lads. We can do it. BELIEVE. Come on you mighty REDS.
Here we go then lads. We can do it. BELIEVE. Come on you mighty REDS. subbuteoles
  • Score: 2

2:57pm Sat 26 Apr 14

swwindon61uk says...

The fact we are still in with a shout of the playoffs going into the 45th game speaks volumes of how good a season we have had.
The fact we are still in with a shout of the playoffs going into the 45th game speaks volumes of how good a season we have had. swwindon61uk
  • Score: 3

3:07pm Sat 26 Apr 14

swwindon61uk says...

Peterbourgh 1-0 down.
Peterbourgh 1-0 down. swwindon61uk
  • Score: -1

3:07pm Sat 26 Apr 14

bearwoodred says...

posh losing already
posh losing already bearwoodred
  • Score: -1

3:12pm Sat 26 Apr 14

swwindon61uk says...

Not looking good at the back at the moment it seems.
Not looking good at the back at the moment it seems. swwindon61uk
  • Score: -1

3:15pm Sat 26 Apr 14

swwindon61uk says...

Peterbourgh level.
Peterbourgh level. swwindon61uk
  • Score: -1

3:16pm Sat 26 Apr 14

bearwoodred says...

we had 5 mins off hope - now we are losing and Posh drawing. Still it's a funny old game - still time to change. COYR
we had 5 mins off hope - now we are losing and Posh drawing. Still it's a funny old game - still time to change. COYR bearwoodred
  • Score: 0

3:30pm Sat 26 Apr 14

umpcah says...

Nathan T. has got his usual booking ! When will he learn ?
Nathan T. has got his usual booking ! When will he learn ? umpcah
  • Score: -1

3:58pm Sat 26 Apr 14

Blazing Riff says...

"...just needs a 'killer touch'" If only we had one!
"...just needs a 'killer touch'" If only we had one! Blazing Riff
  • Score: 1

4:17pm Sat 26 Apr 14

tifosi says...

What's this pitch watering all about? After record rainfall levels? Can someone explain?
What's this pitch watering all about? After record rainfall levels? Can someone explain? tifosi
  • Score: 0

4:34pm Sat 26 Apr 14

Scouse Red says...

"The pitch got another watering at half-time. Gone from the Somme to Ypres in a matter of minutes." Love it.

Hopefully we can send a sub on (wrong war but you get the drift…) and secure a great escape to victory

(sorry folks - been a long week!)
"The pitch got another watering at half-time. Gone from the Somme to Ypres in a matter of minutes." Love it. Hopefully we can send a sub on (wrong war but you get the drift…) and secure a great escape to victory (sorry folks - been a long week!) Scouse Red
  • Score: 5

4:49pm Sat 26 Apr 14

tifosi says...

Scouse Red wrote:
"The pitch got another watering at half-time. Gone from the Somme to Ypres in a matter of minutes." Love it.

Hopefully we can send a sub on (wrong war but you get the drift…) and secure a great escape to victory

(sorry folks - been a long week!)
Thanks for the answer scouse .. all clear
[quote][p][bold]Scouse Red[/bold] wrote: "The pitch got another watering at half-time. Gone from the Somme to Ypres in a matter of minutes." Love it. Hopefully we can send a sub on (wrong war but you get the drift…) and secure a great escape to victory (sorry folks - been a long week!)[/p][/quote]Thanks for the answer scouse .. all clear tifosi
  • Score: 1

4:51pm Sat 26 Apr 14

old town robin says...

tifosi wrote:
What's this pitch watering all about? After record rainfall levels? Can someone explain?
I would think it's a tactic from them to stop us keeping the ball on the ground, it doesn't travel well through water. Given the pitch conditions it would seem to me leaving Gladwin on the bench and starting with tippy tappy Luango does not look like a very good decision from the manager
[quote][p][bold]tifosi[/bold] wrote: What's this pitch watering all about? After record rainfall levels? Can someone explain?[/p][/quote]I would think it's a tactic from them to stop us keeping the ball on the ground, it doesn't travel well through water. Given the pitch conditions it would seem to me leaving Gladwin on the bench and starting with tippy tappy Luango does not look like a very good decision from the manager old town robin
  • Score: -1

4:53pm Sat 26 Apr 14

smirg kcab says...

6 points against Barnsley next season
Well done Danny Wilson, the team are behind you
6 points against Barnsley next season Well done Danny Wilson, the team are behind you smirg kcab
  • Score: 3

4:58pm Sat 26 Apr 14

Scouse Red says...

TAH off for violent conduct - Come on Sam - what happened?
Nathan seeing red as well - 2 off with 1 minute left for an un-wanted hat trick?
TAH off for violent conduct - Come on Sam - what happened? Nathan seeing red as well - 2 off with 1 minute left for an un-wanted hat trick? Scouse Red
  • Score: 0

4:58pm Sat 26 Apr 14

bearwoodred says...

what da f is going on ?
what da f is going on ? bearwoodred
  • Score: 0

4:58pm Sat 26 Apr 14

tifosi says...

9 minutes added - plenty of time for a few more to get sent off.
9 minutes added - plenty of time for a few more to get sent off. tifosi
  • Score: 0

4:58pm Sat 26 Apr 14

Scouse Red says...

Scouse Red wrote:
TAH off for violent conduct - Come on Sam - what happened?
Nathan seeing red as well - 2 off with 1 minute left for an un-wanted hat trick?
correction - NINE minutes of added time!
Blimey
[quote][p][bold]Scouse Red[/bold] wrote: TAH off for violent conduct - Come on Sam - what happened? Nathan seeing red as well - 2 off with 1 minute left for an un-wanted hat trick?[/p][/quote]correction - NINE minutes of added time! Blimey Scouse Red
  • Score: 0

4:58pm Sat 26 Apr 14

Blazing Riff says...

Posh score again ...4-2! No play offs this year folks. Let's hope for good things next year.
Posh score again ...4-2! No play offs this year folks. Let's hope for good things next year. Blazing Riff
  • Score: 4

5:03pm Sat 26 Apr 14

old town robin says...

Has the referee completely lost the plot with his cards.

Regardless if they were justified or not our team discipline this season has been an absolute disgrace with 8 reds and 106 yellows serious questions have to be asked why we have the worst record by far in the football league.,

And just to make it worse the 9 men have just conceded another, if there was ever a Jekyll and Hyde team we're it.
Has the referee completely lost the plot with his cards. Regardless if they were justified or not our team discipline this season has been an absolute disgrace with 8 reds and 106 yellows serious questions have to be asked why we have the worst record by far in the football league., And just to make it worse the 9 men have just conceded another, if there was ever a Jekyll and Hyde team we're it. old town robin
  • Score: 1

5:04pm Sat 26 Apr 14

smirg kcab says...

Fodds upfront GOAL
Shame storey wasn't from the start
Fodds upfront GOAL Shame storey wasn't from the start smirg kcab
  • Score: -4

5:05pm Sat 26 Apr 14

Oxon-Red says...

Looks like we didn't go down without a fight !!!
Looks like we didn't go down without a fight !!! Oxon-Red
  • Score: 5

5:09pm Sat 26 Apr 14

dazzastfc says...

GREAT DISCIPLINE AGAIN,,,,,

Will we ever learn..
YET ANOTHER DEFEAT FROM A TEAM WHO WERE IN THE BOTTOM 4..
Roll on next season
GREAT DISCIPLINE AGAIN,,,,, Will we ever learn.. YET ANOTHER DEFEAT FROM A TEAM WHO WERE IN THE BOTTOM 4.. Roll on next season dazzastfc
  • Score: -2

5:21pm Sat 26 Apr 14

the don69 says...

dazzastfc wrote:
GREAT DISCIPLINE AGAIN,,,,,

Will we ever learn..
YET ANOTHER DEFEAT FROM A TEAM WHO WERE IN THE BOTTOM 4..
Roll on next season
Spot on Dazza! all the points we dropped to the bottom teams cost us in the end,as Oxon said we made a fight of it, but our discipline as been awful,now we have wait and see which circus will be in charge next season??????????
[quote][p][bold]dazzastfc[/bold] wrote: GREAT DISCIPLINE AGAIN,,,,, Will we ever learn.. YET ANOTHER DEFEAT FROM A TEAM WHO WERE IN THE BOTTOM 4.. Roll on next season[/p][/quote]Spot on Dazza! all the points we dropped to the bottom teams cost us in the end,as Oxon said we made a fight of it, but our discipline as been awful,now we have wait and see which circus will be in charge next season?????????? the don69
  • Score: 4

5:28pm Sat 26 Apr 14

Di kanny oh says...

Costly game yet again what is it with our discipline seems to be one of the worst ever for a Town side. Still a great season for us and hope we can build on this for next season and great to have foldy arms back here with Barnsley. Glad this play off tripe can officially be put to bed now lets move on and sort the Board room issues out now.
Costly game yet again what is it with our discipline seems to be one of the worst ever for a Town side. Still a great season for us and hope we can build on this for next season and great to have foldy arms back here with Barnsley. Glad this play off tripe can officially be put to bed now lets move on and sort the Board room issues out now. Di kanny oh
  • Score: 5

5:35pm Sat 26 Apr 14

The Jockster says...

Well that's probably the most bizarre STFC game I've ever seen. As someone leaving the ground commented "that's the biggest load of b0llocks etc etc.
Hard to disagree and never in it from the time Sheehan was given the freedom to tuck the ball past an unsighted Wes.
Byrne totally ineffective and everybody else not much better. A thoroughly deserved win for County who wanted it far more than we did.
As to the melee at the end well it was like pantomime season come early. TAH apparently clouted their player and had to go and Nathan T who'd already been booked after three hospital tackles saw 2nd yellow presumably for backchat. In the ensuing free for all the ref and 2 Lino's struggled to make sense of it all and a huge joke all round.

The fat lady is no longer gargling she is hitting the top notes!
Well that's probably the most bizarre STFC game I've ever seen. As someone leaving the ground commented "that's the biggest load of b0llocks etc etc. Hard to disagree and never in it from the time Sheehan was given the freedom to tuck the ball past an unsighted Wes. Byrne totally ineffective and everybody else not much better. A thoroughly deserved win for County who wanted it far more than we did. As to the melee at the end well it was like pantomime season come early. TAH apparently clouted their player and had to go and Nathan T who'd already been booked after three hospital tackles saw 2nd yellow presumably for backchat. In the ensuing free for all the ref and 2 Lino's struggled to make sense of it all and a huge joke all round. The fat lady is no longer gargling she is hitting the top notes! The Jockster
  • Score: -47

6:56pm Sat 26 Apr 14

Oi Den! says...

Congrats to Cooper on getting us so close to the end of the season with something other than survival to play for. It seems our obvious weaknesses were on show again today - midfield unable to cope, ineffective strike force and pi55poor discipline. For all his good work, Cooper does himself no favours by coming on the radio and moaning about the ref when his team has apparently just been comprehensively beaten. As yet we don't know the size of the challenge facing him next season. Whatever, it will be all the more difficult if he doesn't sort out the discipline problem. There's no point in naming names. We all know who they are and they've become all too predictable. Get on top of it Mark.
Congrats to Cooper on getting us so close to the end of the season with something other than survival to play for. It seems our obvious weaknesses were on show again today - midfield unable to cope, ineffective strike force and pi55poor discipline. For all his good work, Cooper does himself no favours by coming on the radio and moaning about the ref when his team has apparently just been comprehensively beaten. As yet we don't know the size of the challenge facing him next season. Whatever, it will be all the more difficult if he doesn't sort out the discipline problem. There's no point in naming names. We all know who they are and they've become all too predictable. Get on top of it Mark. Oi Den!
  • Score: -2

7:01pm Sat 26 Apr 14

outlaw2 says...

OK so its Lg 1 again next year, but there is a good side to it - a VERY good side to it.
No Poxford
OK so its Lg 1 again next year, but there is a good side to it - a VERY good side to it. No Poxford outlaw2
  • Score: 7

8:06pm Sat 26 Apr 14

Oi Den! says...

The Jockster wrote:
Well that's probably the most bizarre STFC game I've ever seen. As someone leaving the ground commented "that's the biggest load of b0llocks etc etc.
Hard to disagree and never in it from the time Sheehan was given the freedom to tuck the ball past an unsighted Wes.
Byrne totally ineffective and everybody else not much better. A thoroughly deserved win for County who wanted it far more than we did.
As to the melee at the end well it was like pantomime season come early. TAH apparently clouted their player and had to go and Nathan T who'd already been booked after three hospital tackles saw 2nd yellow presumably for backchat. In the ensuing free for all the ref and 2 Lino's struggled to make sense of it all and a huge joke all round.

The fat lady is no longer gargling she is hitting the top notes!
From a couple of looks tonight I reckon you've received at least 4 minuses for this post Jock. I'd love to know which part(s) of your comment people disagree with.
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: Well that's probably the most bizarre STFC game I've ever seen. As someone leaving the ground commented "that's the biggest load of b0llocks etc etc. Hard to disagree and never in it from the time Sheehan was given the freedom to tuck the ball past an unsighted Wes. Byrne totally ineffective and everybody else not much better. A thoroughly deserved win for County who wanted it far more than we did. As to the melee at the end well it was like pantomime season come early. TAH apparently clouted their player and had to go and Nathan T who'd already been booked after three hospital tackles saw 2nd yellow presumably for backchat. In the ensuing free for all the ref and 2 Lino's struggled to make sense of it all and a huge joke all round. The fat lady is no longer gargling she is hitting the top notes![/p][/quote]From a couple of looks tonight I reckon you've received at least 4 minuses for this post Jock. I'd love to know which part(s) of your comment people disagree with. Oi Den!
  • Score: -4

8:24pm Sat 26 Apr 14

The Jockster says...

Oi Den! wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
Well that's probably the most bizarre STFC game I've ever seen. As someone leaving the ground commented "that's the biggest load of b0llocks etc etc.
Hard to disagree and never in it from the time Sheehan was given the freedom to tuck the ball past an unsighted Wes.
Byrne totally ineffective and everybody else not much better. A thoroughly deserved win for County who wanted it far more than we did.
As to the melee at the end well it was like pantomime season come early. TAH apparently clouted their player and had to go and Nathan T who'd already been booked after three hospital tackles saw 2nd yellow presumably for backchat. In the ensuing free for all the ref and 2 Lino's struggled to make sense of it all and a huge joke all round.

The fat lady is no longer gargling she is hitting the top notes!
From a couple of looks tonight I reckon you've received at least 4 minuses for this post Jock. I'd love to know which part(s) of your comment people disagree with.
So would I Den they obviously weren't there and don't like being told a few home truths methinks. We were dire end of and you are right Cooper's ref whinging is no excuse for an abject showing. People say give Smith time fair enough and he was one of our better players today but we are so lightweight up front. Coopr's persistence in playing Byrne up front against two six foot centre backs was puzzling as is only bringing on Miles for a five minute cameo role is strange. Surely to see what if anything the lad has to offer he deserves a good hour run out at the very least and today he could have easily taken Byrne's place.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: Well that's probably the most bizarre STFC game I've ever seen. As someone leaving the ground commented "that's the biggest load of b0llocks etc etc. Hard to disagree and never in it from the time Sheehan was given the freedom to tuck the ball past an unsighted Wes. Byrne totally ineffective and everybody else not much better. A thoroughly deserved win for County who wanted it far more than we did. As to the melee at the end well it was like pantomime season come early. TAH apparently clouted their player and had to go and Nathan T who'd already been booked after three hospital tackles saw 2nd yellow presumably for backchat. In the ensuing free for all the ref and 2 Lino's struggled to make sense of it all and a huge joke all round. The fat lady is no longer gargling she is hitting the top notes![/p][/quote]From a couple of looks tonight I reckon you've received at least 4 minuses for this post Jock. I'd love to know which part(s) of your comment people disagree with.[/p][/quote]So would I Den they obviously weren't there and don't like being told a few home truths methinks. We were dire end of and you are right Cooper's ref whinging is no excuse for an abject showing. People say give Smith time fair enough and he was one of our better players today but we are so lightweight up front. Coopr's persistence in playing Byrne up front against two six foot centre backs was puzzling as is only bringing on Miles for a five minute cameo role is strange. Surely to see what if anything the lad has to offer he deserves a good hour run out at the very least and today he could have easily taken Byrne's place. The Jockster
  • Score: -7

8:52pm Sat 26 Apr 14

smirg kcab says...

The Jockster wrote:
Well that's probably the most bizarre STFC game I've ever seen. As someone leaving the ground commented "that's the biggest load of b0llocks etc etc.
Hard to disagree and never in it from the time Sheehan was given the freedom to tuck the ball past an unsighted Wes.
Byrne totally ineffective and everybody else not much better. A thoroughly deserved win for County who wanted it far more than we did.
As to the melee at the end well it was like pantomime season come early. TAH apparently clouted their player and had to go and Nathan T who'd already been booked after three hospital tackles saw 2nd yellow presumably for backchat. In the ensuing free for all the ref and 2 Lino's struggled to make sense of it all and a huge joke all round.

The fat lady is no longer gargling she is hitting the top notes!
-4 for someone who went
Swindle fans are a disgrace
Thanks jockster for a valid view
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: Well that's probably the most bizarre STFC game I've ever seen. As someone leaving the ground commented "that's the biggest load of b0llocks etc etc. Hard to disagree and never in it from the time Sheehan was given the freedom to tuck the ball past an unsighted Wes. Byrne totally ineffective and everybody else not much better. A thoroughly deserved win for County who wanted it far more than we did. As to the melee at the end well it was like pantomime season come early. TAH apparently clouted their player and had to go and Nathan T who'd already been booked after three hospital tackles saw 2nd yellow presumably for backchat. In the ensuing free for all the ref and 2 Lino's struggled to make sense of it all and a huge joke all round. The fat lady is no longer gargling she is hitting the top notes![/p][/quote]-4 for someone who went Swindle fans are a disgrace Thanks jockster for a valid view smirg kcab
  • Score: -13

9:04pm Sat 26 Apr 14

dazzastfc says...

The Jockster wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
Well that's probably the most bizarre STFC game I've ever seen. As someone leaving the ground commented "that's the biggest load of b0llocks etc etc.
Hard to disagree and never in it from the time Sheehan was given the freedom to tuck the ball past an unsighted Wes.
Byrne totally ineffective and everybody else not much better. A thoroughly deserved win for County who wanted it far more than we did.
As to the melee at the end well it was like pantomime season come early. TAH apparently clouted their player and had to go and Nathan T who'd already been booked after three hospital tackles saw 2nd yellow presumably for backchat. In the ensuing free for all the ref and 2 Lino's struggled to make sense of it all and a huge joke all round.

The fat lady is no longer gargling she is hitting the top notes!
From a couple of looks tonight I reckon you've received at least 4 minuses for this post Jock. I'd love to know which part(s) of your comment people disagree with.
So would I Den they obviously weren't there and don't like being told a few home truths methinks. We were dire end of and you are right Cooper's ref whinging is no excuse for an abject showing. People say give Smith time fair enough and he was one of our better players today but we are so lightweight up front. Coopr's persistence in playing Byrne up front against two six foot centre backs was puzzling as is only bringing on Miles for a five minute cameo role is strange. Surely to see what if anything the lad has to offer he deserves a good hour run out at the very least and today he could have easily taken Byrne's place.
That is what happens jock when you tell the truth on here.....
SOME people don't wont to know the true facts they just like to agree with there make believe cyber warriors chums on here.....
EVEN THOUGH THEY DON'T GO....You got to laugh
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: Well that's probably the most bizarre STFC game I've ever seen. As someone leaving the ground commented "that's the biggest load of b0llocks etc etc. Hard to disagree and never in it from the time Sheehan was given the freedom to tuck the ball past an unsighted Wes. Byrne totally ineffective and everybody else not much better. A thoroughly deserved win for County who wanted it far more than we did. As to the melee at the end well it was like pantomime season come early. TAH apparently clouted their player and had to go and Nathan T who'd already been booked after three hospital tackles saw 2nd yellow presumably for backchat. In the ensuing free for all the ref and 2 Lino's struggled to make sense of it all and a huge joke all round. The fat lady is no longer gargling she is hitting the top notes![/p][/quote]From a couple of looks tonight I reckon you've received at least 4 minuses for this post Jock. I'd love to know which part(s) of your comment people disagree with.[/p][/quote]So would I Den they obviously weren't there and don't like being told a few home truths methinks. We were dire end of and you are right Cooper's ref whinging is no excuse for an abject showing. People say give Smith time fair enough and he was one of our better players today but we are so lightweight up front. Coopr's persistence in playing Byrne up front against two six foot centre backs was puzzling as is only bringing on Miles for a five minute cameo role is strange. Surely to see what if anything the lad has to offer he deserves a good hour run out at the very least and today he could have easily taken Byrne's place.[/p][/quote]That is what happens jock when you tell the truth on here..... SOME people don't wont to know the true facts they just like to agree with there make believe cyber warriors chums on here..... EVEN THOUGH THEY DON'T GO....You got to laugh dazzastfc
  • Score: -4

9:05pm Sat 26 Apr 14

Oi Den! says...

Maybe we'll see a more experimental line-up next week. Fair enough re Storey. He'll probably get a start next week. My feeling is that Smith is a better bet for the long term though. He's very raw but at least he makes a nuisance of himself. Got a feeling Storey will move on in the summer. New signings might be more important than what we do with our existing players. If we don't strengthen in a couple of areas, I reckon we're in for a very tough season. Can't see Cooper repeating this season's conjuring trick without those additions. Maybe if Ranger stays with us, decides to shake off the baggage and become a proper player he'll be part of the solution. The rest of it will depend on what resources Power or the Del Boy crew can provide. If the latter get in, there probably won't be much left for players after all the important consultancy fees have been paid.
Maybe we'll see a more experimental line-up next week. Fair enough re Storey. He'll probably get a start next week. My feeling is that Smith is a better bet for the long term though. He's very raw but at least he makes a nuisance of himself. Got a feeling Storey will move on in the summer. New signings might be more important than what we do with our existing players. If we don't strengthen in a couple of areas, I reckon we're in for a very tough season. Can't see Cooper repeating this season's conjuring trick without those additions. Maybe if Ranger stays with us, decides to shake off the baggage and become a proper player he'll be part of the solution. The rest of it will depend on what resources Power or the Del Boy crew can provide. If the latter get in, there probably won't be much left for players after all the important consultancy fees have been paid. Oi Den!
  • Score: 2

9:09pm Sat 26 Apr 14

Oi Den! says...

smirg kcab wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
Well that's probably the most bizarre STFC game I've ever seen. As someone leaving the ground commented "that's the biggest load of b0llocks etc etc.
Hard to disagree and never in it from the time Sheehan was given the freedom to tuck the ball past an unsighted Wes.
Byrne totally ineffective and everybody else not much better. A thoroughly deserved win for County who wanted it far more than we did.
As to the melee at the end well it was like pantomime season come early. TAH apparently clouted their player and had to go and Nathan T who'd already been booked after three hospital tackles saw 2nd yellow presumably for backchat. In the ensuing free for all the ref and 2 Lino's struggled to make sense of it all and a huge joke all round.

The fat lady is no longer gargling she is hitting the top notes!
-4 for someone who went
Swindle fans are a disgrace
Thanks jockster for a valid view
Grim, isn't it bl00dy marvellous? They queue up to stick the minuses against fair comment without making any point of their own.
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: Well that's probably the most bizarre STFC game I've ever seen. As someone leaving the ground commented "that's the biggest load of b0llocks etc etc. Hard to disagree and never in it from the time Sheehan was given the freedom to tuck the ball past an unsighted Wes. Byrne totally ineffective and everybody else not much better. A thoroughly deserved win for County who wanted it far more than we did. As to the melee at the end well it was like pantomime season come early. TAH apparently clouted their player and had to go and Nathan T who'd already been booked after three hospital tackles saw 2nd yellow presumably for backchat. In the ensuing free for all the ref and 2 Lino's struggled to make sense of it all and a huge joke all round. The fat lady is no longer gargling she is hitting the top notes![/p][/quote]-4 for someone who went Swindle fans are a disgrace Thanks jockster for a valid view[/p][/quote]Grim, isn't it bl00dy marvellous? They queue up to stick the minuses against fair comment without making any point of their own. Oi Den!
  • Score: -17

11:52pm Sat 26 Apr 14

Wilesy says...

2-0 a fair result, Notts County wanted it far more. Disappointing 'end of season' performance by Town, good job Posh won I suppose as if they'd have lost and we'd missed out from that performance it would have been very disappointing.

Why didn't Storey start? Byrne up front didn't work against Oldham at home (when Barker got a start as well) and it didn't work today either, he's never a front man in a million years. If the criticism against Storey is he doesn't hold it up well, well Byrne made him look like Ranger...

Thought the defence looked very shaky today, Troy far from his best. Fortunately County's finishing was awful.

As for the ref well I normally defend them but this one seemed awful in pretty much all his decision making, ranging from missing a glaring deflection for a corner, to not booking a County player for a tug back, and many more. Didn't see the Troy incdent (and I'm not sure the ref or linos did either) but their lad was lying on the pitch then it turned into the Royal Rumble.

Never seen anything like it when he started the 5 minute card bonanza that followed but it led to some amusement amongst the fans. Troy red got a standing ovation then Nathan red led to '9 men, we've only got 9 men' then Smith gets called over to calls of 'We want 8, we want 8' and a few 'Send him off too' then sarcastic boos for the yellow, then ooooooohs and jazz hands for each of the next 3 yellows as people waited to see what colour they were followed by more boos when the yellow came out.

For the referees amongst us, should the Troy red card incident have been a penalty to them? Even though the ball was out of play at the time, if their player gets taken out in the penalty area should that then lead to a penalty, or is the ball going out of play the first incident?
2-0 a fair result, Notts County wanted it far more. Disappointing 'end of season' performance by Town, good job Posh won I suppose as if they'd have lost and we'd missed out from that performance it would have been very disappointing. Why didn't Storey start? Byrne up front didn't work against Oldham at home (when Barker got a start as well) and it didn't work today either, he's never a front man in a million years. If the criticism against Storey is he doesn't hold it up well, well Byrne made him look like Ranger... Thought the defence looked very shaky today, Troy far from his best. Fortunately County's finishing was awful. As for the ref well I normally defend them but this one seemed awful in pretty much all his decision making, ranging from missing a glaring deflection for a corner, to not booking a County player for a tug back, and many more. Didn't see the Troy incdent (and I'm not sure the ref or linos did either) but their lad was lying on the pitch then it turned into the Royal Rumble. Never seen anything like it when he started the 5 minute card bonanza that followed but it led to some amusement amongst the fans. Troy red got a standing ovation then Nathan red led to '9 men, we've only got 9 men' then Smith gets called over to calls of 'We want 8, we want 8' and a few 'Send him off too' then sarcastic boos for the yellow, then ooooooohs and jazz hands for each of the next 3 yellows as people waited to see what colour they were followed by more boos when the yellow came out. For the referees amongst us, should the Troy red card incident have been a penalty to them? Even though the ball was out of play at the time, if their player gets taken out in the penalty area should that then lead to a penalty, or is the ball going out of play the first incident? Wilesy
  • Score: 2

11:54pm Sat 26 Apr 14

the wizard says...

Well, pretty dire all round but my saving grace today was winning a tenner off a buddy over the score and the fact Sheehan scored like old players always seem too !!

Not happy over the performance, and now for our final game we are minus some important players. The red mist fell again as did the back chat, and then Cooper does his Jose M , Mouron ref impersonation. You cannot blame a Shi'ite team/players performance on the ref. Poor from Cooper considering what he has done this season. He should have nailed a few, perhaps not by name but by actions.

Anyway, full focus now for Tuesday, but would not at all be surprised to see the case adjourned until a still later date, because thats how it goes with STFC. A hugely better season that we all hoped for apart from February when the wheels fell off for a few lamentable games, but on the whole as good overall as many a season over the last few years.
Fingers crossed that Power wins the day, but would love us on our last game to beat the Slug. Pellets are at the ready.
Well, pretty dire all round but my saving grace today was winning a tenner off a buddy over the score and the fact Sheehan scored like old players always seem too !! Not happy over the performance, and now for our final game we are minus some important players. The red mist fell again as did the back chat, and then Cooper does his Jose M , Mouron ref impersonation. You cannot blame a Shi'ite team/players performance on the ref. Poor from Cooper considering what he has done this season. He should have nailed a few, perhaps not by name but by actions. Anyway, full focus now for Tuesday, but would not at all be surprised to see the case adjourned until a still later date, because thats how it goes with STFC. A hugely better season that we all hoped for apart from February when the wheels fell off for a few lamentable games, but on the whole as good overall as many a season over the last few years. Fingers crossed that Power wins the day, but would love us on our last game to beat the Slug. Pellets are at the ready. the wizard
  • Score: 1

12:11am Sun 27 Apr 14

Wilesy says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Maybe we'll see a more experimental line-up next week. Fair enough re Storey. He'll probably get a start next week. My feeling is that Smith is a better bet for the long term though. He's very raw but at least he makes a nuisance of himself. Got a feeling Storey will move on in the summer. New signings might be more important than what we do with our existing players. If we don't strengthen in a couple of areas, I reckon we're in for a very tough season. Can't see Cooper repeating this season's conjuring trick without those additions. Maybe if Ranger stays with us, decides to shake off the baggage and become a proper player he'll be part of the solution. The rest of it will depend on what resources Power or the Del Boy crew can provide. If the latter get in, there probably won't be much left for players after all the important consultancy fees have been paid.
Den don't get your hopes up on Ranger, can't see him being here much longer if this disgraceful CCTV footage is cosha.

He apparently loses his key so can't get in his flat so slaps some small woman / girl (?) 3 times, knocking her flying into the wall with the third, then breaks down the door.

http://www.mirror.co
.uk/news/uk-news/nil
e-ranger-caught-cctv
-hitting-3463624

Not sure where the club goes from here if this is cosha.....
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Maybe we'll see a more experimental line-up next week. Fair enough re Storey. He'll probably get a start next week. My feeling is that Smith is a better bet for the long term though. He's very raw but at least he makes a nuisance of himself. Got a feeling Storey will move on in the summer. New signings might be more important than what we do with our existing players. If we don't strengthen in a couple of areas, I reckon we're in for a very tough season. Can't see Cooper repeating this season's conjuring trick without those additions. Maybe if Ranger stays with us, decides to shake off the baggage and become a proper player he'll be part of the solution. The rest of it will depend on what resources Power or the Del Boy crew can provide. If the latter get in, there probably won't be much left for players after all the important consultancy fees have been paid.[/p][/quote]Den don't get your hopes up on Ranger, can't see him being here much longer if this disgraceful CCTV footage is cosha. He apparently loses his key so can't get in his flat so slaps some small woman / girl (?) 3 times, knocking her flying into the wall with the third, then breaks down the door. http://www.mirror.co .uk/news/uk-news/nil e-ranger-caught-cctv -hitting-3463624 Not sure where the club goes from here if this is cosha..... Wilesy
  • Score: 0

1:23am Sun 27 Apr 14

joey butler says...

Wilesy wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Maybe we'll see a more experimental line-up next week. Fair enough re Storey. He'll probably get a start next week. My feeling is that Smith is a better bet for the long term though. He's very raw but at least he makes a nuisance of himself. Got a feeling Storey will move on in the summer. New signings might be more important than what we do with our existing players. If we don't strengthen in a couple of areas, I reckon we're in for a very tough season. Can't see Cooper repeating this season's conjuring trick without those additions. Maybe if Ranger stays with us, decides to shake off the baggage and become a proper player he'll be part of the solution. The rest of it will depend on what resources Power or the Del Boy crew can provide. If the latter get in, there probably won't be much left for players after all the important consultancy fees have been paid.
Den don't get your hopes up on Ranger, can't see him being here much longer if this disgraceful CCTV footage is cosha.

He apparently loses his key so can't get in his flat so slaps some small woman / girl (?) 3 times, knocking her flying into the wall with the third, then breaks down the door.

http://www.mirror.co

.uk/news/uk-news/nil

e-ranger-caught-cctv

-hitting-3463624

Not sure where the club goes from here if this is cosha.....
Have I not been saying ALL Season that we should not have signed Ranger in the first place, under ANY circumstances?
[quote][p][bold]Wilesy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Maybe we'll see a more experimental line-up next week. Fair enough re Storey. He'll probably get a start next week. My feeling is that Smith is a better bet for the long term though. He's very raw but at least he makes a nuisance of himself. Got a feeling Storey will move on in the summer. New signings might be more important than what we do with our existing players. If we don't strengthen in a couple of areas, I reckon we're in for a very tough season. Can't see Cooper repeating this season's conjuring trick without those additions. Maybe if Ranger stays with us, decides to shake off the baggage and become a proper player he'll be part of the solution. The rest of it will depend on what resources Power or the Del Boy crew can provide. If the latter get in, there probably won't be much left for players after all the important consultancy fees have been paid.[/p][/quote]Den don't get your hopes up on Ranger, can't see him being here much longer if this disgraceful CCTV footage is cosha. He apparently loses his key so can't get in his flat so slaps some small woman / girl (?) 3 times, knocking her flying into the wall with the third, then breaks down the door. http://www.mirror.co .uk/news/uk-news/nil e-ranger-caught-cctv -hitting-3463624 Not sure where the club goes from here if this is cosha.....[/p][/quote]Have I not been saying ALL Season that we should not have signed Ranger in the first place, under ANY circumstances? joey butler
  • Score: -8

7:14am Sun 27 Apr 14

Graham8181 says...

Wow just watched that footage of Nile ranger, what a scumbag. He hit her 3 times. That is not acceptable ever. Get him out of the club ASAP
Wow just watched that footage of Nile ranger, what a scumbag. He hit her 3 times. That is not acceptable ever. Get him out of the club ASAP Graham8181
  • Score: 3

8:48am Sun 27 Apr 14

smirg kcab says...

Oi Den! wrote:
smirg kcab wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
Well that's probably the most bizarre STFC game I've ever seen. As someone leaving the ground commented "that's the biggest load of b0llocks etc etc.
Hard to disagree and never in it from the time Sheehan was given the freedom to tuck the ball past an unsighted Wes.
Byrne totally ineffective and everybody else not much better. A thoroughly deserved win for County who wanted it far more than we did.
As to the melee at the end well it was like pantomime season come early. TAH apparently clouted their player and had to go and Nathan T who'd already been booked after three hospital tackles saw 2nd yellow presumably for backchat. In the ensuing free for all the ref and 2 Lino's struggled to make sense of it all and a huge joke all round.

The fat lady is no longer gargling she is hitting the top notes!
-4 for someone who went
Swindle fans are a disgrace
Thanks jockster for a valid view
Grim, isn't it bl00dy marvellous? They queue up to stick the minuses against fair comment without making any point of their own.
Same old people den, pants and Chish the two Loyals who never go.
A good season all in all, but still don't like coopers managerial skills, yesterday was a prime example playing smith on his own when clearly we needed all 3 points. Then he sends fodds up for a corner when clearly the game was lost before this.
Thought we would compete yesterday? Clearly not on the shambles we showed. Still we always have the ref to blame?
More minuses from the swindle tosspots again.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: Well that's probably the most bizarre STFC game I've ever seen. As someone leaving the ground commented "that's the biggest load of b0llocks etc etc. Hard to disagree and never in it from the time Sheehan was given the freedom to tuck the ball past an unsighted Wes. Byrne totally ineffective and everybody else not much better. A thoroughly deserved win for County who wanted it far more than we did. As to the melee at the end well it was like pantomime season come early. TAH apparently clouted their player and had to go and Nathan T who'd already been booked after three hospital tackles saw 2nd yellow presumably for backchat. In the ensuing free for all the ref and 2 Lino's struggled to make sense of it all and a huge joke all round. The fat lady is no longer gargling she is hitting the top notes![/p][/quote]-4 for someone who went Swindle fans are a disgrace Thanks jockster for a valid view[/p][/quote]Grim, isn't it bl00dy marvellous? They queue up to stick the minuses against fair comment without making any point of their own.[/p][/quote]Same old people den, pants and Chish the two Loyals who never go. A good season all in all, but still don't like coopers managerial skills, yesterday was a prime example playing smith on his own when clearly we needed all 3 points. Then he sends fodds up for a corner when clearly the game was lost before this. Thought we would compete yesterday? Clearly not on the shambles we showed. Still we always have the ref to blame? More minuses from the swindle tosspots again. smirg kcab
  • Score: -19

8:53am Sun 27 Apr 14

LydiardRED67 says...

Absolutely disgraceful. Mind you I don't expect there will be any case to answer as the victim doesn't appear to be too upset and just stands back and folds her arms. Hardly running in fear which one might have expected. Its a shame the footage didn't run a bit further on as it MAY have showed her follow him into the flat.

Be interesting who the third member of the party is.......I suspect criminal damage is all he will face here, but yet again it is something else with Nile.

Yesterday sounded a farce and another away performance where we didn't have the desire which is not acceptable,, pitch, ref or not.

It does make me wonder though on an already poor pitch a club should be allowed to carry on watering. By the sounds of things it was bordering on being a risk to player safety. I do wonder about this modern trend of watering pitches at every opportunity, surely you prepare a pitch for a game and then get on with it. Even at the CG we are watering right up to kick off.
Absolutely disgraceful. Mind you I don't expect there will be any case to answer as the victim doesn't appear to be too upset and just stands back and folds her arms. Hardly running in fear which one might have expected. Its a shame the footage didn't run a bit further on as it MAY have showed her follow him into the flat. Be interesting who the third member of the party is.......I suspect criminal damage is all he will face here, but yet again it is something else with Nile. Yesterday sounded a farce and another away performance where we didn't have the desire which is not acceptable,, pitch, ref or not. It does make me wonder though on an already poor pitch a club should be allowed to carry on watering. By the sounds of things it was bordering on being a risk to player safety. I do wonder about this modern trend of watering pitches at every opportunity, surely you prepare a pitch for a game and then get on with it. Even at the CG we are watering right up to kick off. LydiardRED67
  • Score: 2

9:00am Sun 27 Apr 14

umpcah says...

Graham8181 wrote:
Wow just watched that footage of Nile ranger, what a scumbag. He hit her 3 times. That is not acceptable ever. Get him out of the club ASAP
It`s obvious that poor Nile`s head is still messed up. There`s no knowing what he will get up to next - or after that ! I agree get rid of this loose cannon asap.
[quote][p][bold]Graham8181[/bold] wrote: Wow just watched that footage of Nile ranger, what a scumbag. He hit her 3 times. That is not acceptable ever. Get him out of the club ASAP[/p][/quote]It`s obvious that poor Nile`s head is still messed up. There`s no knowing what he will get up to next - or after that ! I agree get rid of this loose cannon asap. umpcah
  • Score: 0

10:28am Sun 27 Apr 14

King Red says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Congrats to Cooper on getting us so close to the end of the season with something other than survival to play for. It seems our obvious weaknesses were on show again today - midfield unable to cope, ineffective strike force and pi55poor discipline. For all his good work, Cooper does himself no favours by coming on the radio and moaning about the ref when his team has apparently just been comprehensively beaten. As yet we don't know the size of the challenge facing him next season. Whatever, it will be all the more difficult if he doesn't sort out the discipline problem. There's no point in naming names. We all know who they are and they've become all too predictable. Get on top of it Mark.
If you were there you would have seen it differently!
We finished with 9 but didn't actually start with 11.
Only Pritch, Luongo, Mcevely, Troy and Nathan Thompson were really interested.
You need the 11 selected to play as a team and we only showed glimpses of the passing and moving that will unlock any team.
When the player on the ball has nobody showing for him, he has little choice but to take on the player, hit it long or go sideways or backwards.
The ref was poor, for instance - why would you not book a player for pulling back Mass when he ran at the defence and looked to be heading for goal with plenty of other options too. We got a free kick and nothing came from it!
It also took Loius Thompson to point out to the ref on 85 minutes that Jack Grealish played the whole game without shin pads on! Don't think the ref could see past his Mag-pie belly.
We are so inconsistent with our performances, perhaps it's time to have a structure of pay related to the performance of each player?
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Congrats to Cooper on getting us so close to the end of the season with something other than survival to play for. It seems our obvious weaknesses were on show again today - midfield unable to cope, ineffective strike force and pi55poor discipline. For all his good work, Cooper does himself no favours by coming on the radio and moaning about the ref when his team has apparently just been comprehensively beaten. As yet we don't know the size of the challenge facing him next season. Whatever, it will be all the more difficult if he doesn't sort out the discipline problem. There's no point in naming names. We all know who they are and they've become all too predictable. Get on top of it Mark.[/p][/quote]If you were there you would have seen it differently! We finished with 9 but didn't actually start with 11. Only Pritch, Luongo, Mcevely, Troy and Nathan Thompson were really interested. You need the 11 selected to play as a team and we only showed glimpses of the passing and moving that will unlock any team. When the player on the ball has nobody showing for him, he has little choice but to take on the player, hit it long or go sideways or backwards. The ref was poor, for instance - why would you not book a player for pulling back Mass when he ran at the defence and looked to be heading for goal with plenty of other options too. We got a free kick and nothing came from it! It also took Loius Thompson to point out to the ref on 85 minutes that Jack Grealish played the whole game without shin pads on! Don't think the ref could see past his Mag-pie belly. We are so inconsistent with our performances, perhaps it's time to have a structure of pay related to the performance of each player? King Red
  • Score: 4

10:40am Sun 27 Apr 14

We are PANTS says...

smirg kcab wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
smirg kcab wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
Well that's probably the most bizarre STFC game I've ever seen. As someone leaving the ground commented "that's the biggest load of b0llocks etc etc.
Hard to disagree and never in it from the time Sheehan was given the freedom to tuck the ball past an unsighted Wes.
Byrne totally ineffective and everybody else not much better. A thoroughly deserved win for County who wanted it far more than we did.
As to the melee at the end well it was like pantomime season come early. TAH apparently clouted their player and had to go and Nathan T who'd already been booked after three hospital tackles saw 2nd yellow presumably for backchat. In the ensuing free for all the ref and 2 Lino's struggled to make sense of it all and a huge joke all round.

The fat lady is no longer gargling she is hitting the top notes!
-4 for someone who went
Swindle fans are a disgrace
Thanks jockster for a valid view
Grim, isn't it bl00dy marvellous? They queue up to stick the minuses against fair comment without making any point of their own.
Same old people den, pants and Chish the two Loyals who never go.
A good season all in all, but still don't like coopers managerial skills, yesterday was a prime example playing smith on his own when clearly we needed all 3 points. Then he sends fodds up for a corner when clearly the game was lost before this.
Thought we would compete yesterday? Clearly not on the shambles we showed. Still we always have the ref to blame?
More minuses from the swindle tosspots again.
You are such a c##k grim!!! You really are.... I have SUPPORTED ( that means go and watch) Swindon for 40 years.... Of those I have had season tickets for around 15 and have never missed more than 4 home games a season. I have been to 81 league grounds following them some as many as ten times.. I even had a season ticket for the 4 years I lived in Exmouth!! Now if you want to tell me I'm not a fan and don't go to the games, let's meet up and chat about it!! I really would like to knock you out!!! You are scum that gets everybody's back up and today my friend you have me riled....
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: Well that's probably the most bizarre STFC game I've ever seen. As someone leaving the ground commented "that's the biggest load of b0llocks etc etc. Hard to disagree and never in it from the time Sheehan was given the freedom to tuck the ball past an unsighted Wes. Byrne totally ineffective and everybody else not much better. A thoroughly deserved win for County who wanted it far more than we did. As to the melee at the end well it was like pantomime season come early. TAH apparently clouted their player and had to go and Nathan T who'd already been booked after three hospital tackles saw 2nd yellow presumably for backchat. In the ensuing free for all the ref and 2 Lino's struggled to make sense of it all and a huge joke all round. The fat lady is no longer gargling she is hitting the top notes![/p][/quote]-4 for someone who went Swindle fans are a disgrace Thanks jockster for a valid view[/p][/quote]Grim, isn't it bl00dy marvellous? They queue up to stick the minuses against fair comment without making any point of their own.[/p][/quote]Same old people den, pants and Chish the two Loyals who never go. A good season all in all, but still don't like coopers managerial skills, yesterday was a prime example playing smith on his own when clearly we needed all 3 points. Then he sends fodds up for a corner when clearly the game was lost before this. Thought we would compete yesterday? Clearly not on the shambles we showed. Still we always have the ref to blame? More minuses from the swindle tosspots again.[/p][/quote]You are such a c##k grim!!! You really are.... I have SUPPORTED ( that means go and watch) Swindon for 40 years.... Of those I have had season tickets for around 15 and have never missed more than 4 home games a season. I have been to 81 league grounds following them some as many as ten times.. I even had a season ticket for the 4 years I lived in Exmouth!! Now if you want to tell me I'm not a fan and don't go to the games, let's meet up and chat about it!! I really would like to knock you out!!! You are scum that gets everybody's back up and today my friend you have me riled.... We are PANTS
  • Score: 18

10:41am Sun 27 Apr 14

King Red says...

Graham8181 wrote:
Wow just watched that footage of Nile ranger, what a scumbag. He hit her 3 times. That is not acceptable ever. Get him out of the club ASAP
My response is to the club.
Keep Nile Ranger and my season ticket will be returned!
[quote][p][bold]Graham8181[/bold] wrote: Wow just watched that footage of Nile ranger, what a scumbag. He hit her 3 times. That is not acceptable ever. Get him out of the club ASAP[/p][/quote]My response is to the club. Keep Nile Ranger and my season ticket will be returned! King Red
  • Score: -3

11:00am Sun 27 Apr 14

Oi Den! says...

King Red wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Congrats to Cooper on getting us so close to the end of the season with something other than survival to play for. It seems our obvious weaknesses were on show again today - midfield unable to cope, ineffective strike force and pi55poor discipline. For all his good work, Cooper does himself no favours by coming on the radio and moaning about the ref when his team has apparently just been comprehensively beaten. As yet we don't know the size of the challenge facing him next season. Whatever, it will be all the more difficult if he doesn't sort out the discipline problem. There's no point in naming names. We all know who they are and they've become all too predictable. Get on top of it Mark.
If you were there you would have seen it differently!
We finished with 9 but didn't actually start with 11.
Only Pritch, Luongo, Mcevely, Troy and Nathan Thompson were really interested.
You need the 11 selected to play as a team and we only showed glimpses of the passing and moving that will unlock any team.
When the player on the ball has nobody showing for him, he has little choice but to take on the player, hit it long or go sideways or backwards.
The ref was poor, for instance - why would you not book a player for pulling back Mass when he ran at the defence and looked to be heading for goal with plenty of other options too. We got a free kick and nothing came from it!
It also took Loius Thompson to point out to the ref on 85 minutes that Jack Grealish played the whole game without shin pads on! Don't think the ref could see past his Mag-pie belly.
We are so inconsistent with our performances, perhaps it's time to have a structure of pay related to the performance of each player?
I didn't comment on the performance of any individual, including the ref, as I wasn't there. We picked up 2 red cards and several yellow ones. Is that not a pretty good indication - yet again - of the poor discipline in the club?
Cooper has got to sort them out.

As for Ranger, surely even his most committed apologists will be struggling to find an excuse for this one. And if anyone still wants to trot out the old "it's his private life" line, maybe they should think about the bad injury he's supposed to be recovering from. Kicking in a reinforced door is no doubt going to bring on the recovery in leaps and bounds.
[quote][p][bold]King Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Congrats to Cooper on getting us so close to the end of the season with something other than survival to play for. It seems our obvious weaknesses were on show again today - midfield unable to cope, ineffective strike force and pi55poor discipline. For all his good work, Cooper does himself no favours by coming on the radio and moaning about the ref when his team has apparently just been comprehensively beaten. As yet we don't know the size of the challenge facing him next season. Whatever, it will be all the more difficult if he doesn't sort out the discipline problem. There's no point in naming names. We all know who they are and they've become all too predictable. Get on top of it Mark.[/p][/quote]If you were there you would have seen it differently! We finished with 9 but didn't actually start with 11. Only Pritch, Luongo, Mcevely, Troy and Nathan Thompson were really interested. You need the 11 selected to play as a team and we only showed glimpses of the passing and moving that will unlock any team. When the player on the ball has nobody showing for him, he has little choice but to take on the player, hit it long or go sideways or backwards. The ref was poor, for instance - why would you not book a player for pulling back Mass when he ran at the defence and looked to be heading for goal with plenty of other options too. We got a free kick and nothing came from it! It also took Loius Thompson to point out to the ref on 85 minutes that Jack Grealish played the whole game without shin pads on! Don't think the ref could see past his Mag-pie belly. We are so inconsistent with our performances, perhaps it's time to have a structure of pay related to the performance of each player?[/p][/quote]I didn't comment on the performance of any individual, including the ref, as I wasn't there. We picked up 2 red cards and several yellow ones. Is that not a pretty good indication - yet again - of the poor discipline in the club? Cooper has got to sort them out. As for Ranger, surely even his most committed apologists will be struggling to find an excuse for this one. And if anyone still wants to trot out the old "it's his private life" line, maybe they should think about the bad injury he's supposed to be recovering from. Kicking in a reinforced door is no doubt going to bring on the recovery in leaps and bounds. Oi Den!
  • Score: 1

11:00am Sun 27 Apr 14

We are PANTS says...

Ok, I have supported ranger throughout his tenure to date, but I have too say no more... Blinkered by his performances and the way the team played with him in the side probably (wrongly) swayed my view..... For that I'm sorry for those whose life's have been affected by him... He really is Scum............. just like Grim....
Ok, I have supported ranger throughout his tenure to date, but I have too say no more... Blinkered by his performances and the way the team played with him in the side probably (wrongly) swayed my view..... For that I'm sorry for those whose life's have been affected by him... He really is Scum............. just like Grim.... We are PANTS
  • Score: 6

11:13am Sun 27 Apr 14

King Red says...

Oi Den! wrote:
King Red wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Congrats to Cooper on getting us so close to the end of the season with something other than survival to play for. It seems our obvious weaknesses were on show again today - midfield unable to cope, ineffective strike force and pi55poor discipline. For all his good work, Cooper does himself no favours by coming on the radio and moaning about the ref when his team has apparently just been comprehensively beaten. As yet we don't know the size of the challenge facing him next season. Whatever, it will be all the more difficult if he doesn't sort out the discipline problem. There's no point in naming names. We all know who they are and they've become all too predictable. Get on top of it Mark.
If you were there you would have seen it differently!
We finished with 9 but didn't actually start with 11.
Only Pritch, Luongo, Mcevely, Troy and Nathan Thompson were really interested.
You need the 11 selected to play as a team and we only showed glimpses of the passing and moving that will unlock any team.
When the player on the ball has nobody showing for him, he has little choice but to take on the player, hit it long or go sideways or backwards.
The ref was poor, for instance - why would you not book a player for pulling back Mass when he ran at the defence and looked to be heading for goal with plenty of other options too. We got a free kick and nothing came from it!
It also took Loius Thompson to point out to the ref on 85 minutes that Jack Grealish played the whole game without shin pads on! Don't think the ref could see past his Mag-pie belly.
We are so inconsistent with our performances, perhaps it's time to have a structure of pay related to the performance of each player?
I didn't comment on the performance of any individual, including the ref, as I wasn't there. We picked up 2 red cards and several yellow ones. Is that not a pretty good indication - yet again - of the poor discipline in the club?
Cooper has got to sort them out.

As for Ranger, surely even his most committed apologists will be struggling to find an excuse for this one. And if anyone still wants to trot out the old "it's his private life" line, maybe they should think about the bad injury he's supposed to be recovering from. Kicking in a reinforced door is no doubt going to bring on the recovery in leaps and bounds.
Fair enough, we all know that ref's hand out cards for abuse and backchat but can you ever remember a game this season where we've had a ref that has favoured us?
As you've commented on Ranger's attitude, It cannot be of help to the club to have him around as he surely unsettles the less committed players.
Danny N'Guessan for one, started the season well, but as with his other clubs failed to live up to his potential.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]King Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Congrats to Cooper on getting us so close to the end of the season with something other than survival to play for. It seems our obvious weaknesses were on show again today - midfield unable to cope, ineffective strike force and pi55poor discipline. For all his good work, Cooper does himself no favours by coming on the radio and moaning about the ref when his team has apparently just been comprehensively beaten. As yet we don't know the size of the challenge facing him next season. Whatever, it will be all the more difficult if he doesn't sort out the discipline problem. There's no point in naming names. We all know who they are and they've become all too predictable. Get on top of it Mark.[/p][/quote]If you were there you would have seen it differently! We finished with 9 but didn't actually start with 11. Only Pritch, Luongo, Mcevely, Troy and Nathan Thompson were really interested. You need the 11 selected to play as a team and we only showed glimpses of the passing and moving that will unlock any team. When the player on the ball has nobody showing for him, he has little choice but to take on the player, hit it long or go sideways or backwards. The ref was poor, for instance - why would you not book a player for pulling back Mass when he ran at the defence and looked to be heading for goal with plenty of other options too. We got a free kick and nothing came from it! It also took Loius Thompson to point out to the ref on 85 minutes that Jack Grealish played the whole game without shin pads on! Don't think the ref could see past his Mag-pie belly. We are so inconsistent with our performances, perhaps it's time to have a structure of pay related to the performance of each player?[/p][/quote]I didn't comment on the performance of any individual, including the ref, as I wasn't there. We picked up 2 red cards and several yellow ones. Is that not a pretty good indication - yet again - of the poor discipline in the club? Cooper has got to sort them out. As for Ranger, surely even his most committed apologists will be struggling to find an excuse for this one. And if anyone still wants to trot out the old "it's his private life" line, maybe they should think about the bad injury he's supposed to be recovering from. Kicking in a reinforced door is no doubt going to bring on the recovery in leaps and bounds.[/p][/quote]Fair enough, we all know that ref's hand out cards for abuse and backchat but can you ever remember a game this season where we've had a ref that has favoured us? As you've commented on Ranger's attitude, It cannot be of help to the club to have him around as he surely unsettles the less committed players. Danny N'Guessan for one, started the season well, but as with his other clubs failed to live up to his potential. King Red
  • Score: 2

11:40am Sun 27 Apr 14

the wizard says...

King Red wrote:
Graham8181 wrote:
Wow just watched that footage of Nile ranger, what a scumbag. He hit her 3 times. That is not acceptable ever. Get him out of the club ASAP
My response is to the club.
Keep Nile Ranger and my season ticket will be returned!
You may be not alone with that. There is only so much most will tolerate, and with the added threat of the return of Jedco many this weekend will be considering options for their Saturdays next season.
Love the club they will still do, support the club from a distance, they will still do, but despite their protests, even if Jed does come back, they will still buy on the day, as the supporters will still be here after all the players, managers and owners have all come and gone, because it is the supporters that are the life blood of every club. We may not always see the wood for the trees, we may not know the inner workings of what is going on either in the board room or dressing room. Yes we have had our ups and downs with the managers, chairmen, players and sometimes each other, but we are the guys that will always be here, and what is going on is but a brief hic-up in the overall history of this club.
[quote][p][bold]King Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Graham8181[/bold] wrote: Wow just watched that footage of Nile ranger, what a scumbag. He hit her 3 times. That is not acceptable ever. Get him out of the club ASAP[/p][/quote]My response is to the club. Keep Nile Ranger and my season ticket will be returned![/p][/quote]You may be not alone with that. There is only so much most will tolerate, and with the added threat of the return of Jedco many this weekend will be considering options for their Saturdays next season. Love the club they will still do, support the club from a distance, they will still do, but despite their protests, even if Jed does come back, they will still buy on the day, as the supporters will still be here after all the players, managers and owners have all come and gone, because it is the supporters that are the life blood of every club. We may not always see the wood for the trees, we may not know the inner workings of what is going on either in the board room or dressing room. Yes we have had our ups and downs with the managers, chairmen, players and sometimes each other, but we are the guys that will always be here, and what is going on is but a brief hic-up in the overall history of this club. the wizard
  • Score: 2

11:51am Sun 27 Apr 14

Oi Den! says...

I think we're agreed on Ranger. I'd add that he has unsettled the committed players at the club, hence the manager going cap in hand to them to ask for Ranger to be accepted back into the fold. It doesn't matter how good a footballer he is or how good our results are with him in team. Some things are more important. This has to be the last straw.

Sorry but I don't accept this stuff about refs being biased against us. We get it every season on here and I bet it also crops up on the forums of every other club in the land. I understand that the Notts County fans thought yesterday's ref favoured us with a lot of his decisions. It's human nature to see it in a biased light - conveniently remembering the ones that go against us and forgetting the ones that might have given us a nudge in the right direction. And yes, I can recall a number of those. I've seen bad tackles by our players go unpunished I've seen our players get away with play acting and I've seen good shouts for opposition penalties denied. I'm told that Nathan Thompson might have been off long before he did eventually walk yesterday. On the radio it was said that McEveley clearly ran the ball out of play but no throw in was given. Some go for you, some go agin you. In the end the better team usually rises above it all - and there seems to be no disagreement about who was better yesterday.
I think we're agreed on Ranger. I'd add that he has unsettled the committed players at the club, hence the manager going cap in hand to them to ask for Ranger to be accepted back into the fold. It doesn't matter how good a footballer he is or how good our results are with him in team. Some things are more important. This has to be the last straw. Sorry but I don't accept this stuff about refs being biased against us. We get it every season on here and I bet it also crops up on the forums of every other club in the land. I understand that the Notts County fans thought yesterday's ref favoured us with a lot of his decisions. It's human nature to see it in a biased light - conveniently remembering the ones that go against us and forgetting the ones that might have given us a nudge in the right direction. And yes, I can recall a number of those. I've seen bad tackles by our players go unpunished I've seen our players get away with play acting and I've seen good shouts for opposition penalties denied. I'm told that Nathan Thompson might have been off long before he did eventually walk yesterday. On the radio it was said that McEveley clearly ran the ball out of play but no throw in was given. Some go for you, some go agin you. In the end the better team usually rises above it all - and there seems to be no disagreement about who was better yesterday. Oi Den!
  • Score: 0

11:58am Sun 27 Apr 14

Cleuso says...

smirg kcab wrote:
Fodds upfront GOAL
Shame storey wasn't from the start
Not after his display last week
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: Fodds upfront GOAL Shame storey wasn't from the start[/p][/quote]Not after his display last week Cleuso
  • Score: 3

11:58am Sun 27 Apr 14

swwindon61uk says...

Graham8181 wrote:
Wow just watched that footage of Nile ranger, what a scumbag. He hit her 3 times. That is not acceptable ever. Get him out of the club ASAP
Absolutely disgraceful, but like Lydaird says below strange how the girl just stays there, typical of a lot females these days it seems.
I think he will now get put down.
[quote][p][bold]Graham8181[/bold] wrote: Wow just watched that footage of Nile ranger, what a scumbag. He hit her 3 times. That is not acceptable ever. Get him out of the club ASAP[/p][/quote]Absolutely disgraceful, but like Lydaird says below strange how the girl just stays there, typical of a lot females these days it seems. I think he will now get put down. swwindon61uk
  • Score: 0

12:05pm Sun 27 Apr 14

swwindon61uk says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Maybe we'll see a more experimental line-up next week. Fair enough re Storey. He'll probably get a start next week. My feeling is that Smith is a better bet for the long term though. He's very raw but at least he makes a nuisance of himself. Got a feeling Storey will move on in the summer. New signings might be more important than what we do with our existing players. If we don't strengthen in a couple of areas, I reckon we're in for a very tough season. Can't see Cooper repeating this season's conjuring trick without those additions. Maybe if Ranger stays with us, decides to shake off the baggage and become a proper player he'll be part of the solution. The rest of it will depend on what resources Power or the Del Boy crew can provide. If the latter get in, there probably won't be much left for players after all the important consultancy fees have been paid.
I agree i also think Storey will be moved on, would like to try him out for one more year,but with only 20 contracts being offered this season i can not see one of them being offered to him,he is just not good enough at the moment plain and simple.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Maybe we'll see a more experimental line-up next week. Fair enough re Storey. He'll probably get a start next week. My feeling is that Smith is a better bet for the long term though. He's very raw but at least he makes a nuisance of himself. Got a feeling Storey will move on in the summer. New signings might be more important than what we do with our existing players. If we don't strengthen in a couple of areas, I reckon we're in for a very tough season. Can't see Cooper repeating this season's conjuring trick without those additions. Maybe if Ranger stays with us, decides to shake off the baggage and become a proper player he'll be part of the solution. The rest of it will depend on what resources Power or the Del Boy crew can provide. If the latter get in, there probably won't be much left for players after all the important consultancy fees have been paid.[/p][/quote]I agree i also think Storey will be moved on, would like to try him out for one more year,but with only 20 contracts being offered this season i can not see one of them being offered to him,he is just not good enough at the moment plain and simple. swwindon61uk
  • Score: 1

12:06pm Sun 27 Apr 14

Oi Den! says...

Wilesy wrote:
2-0 a fair result, Notts County wanted it far more. Disappointing 'end of season' performance by Town, good job Posh won I suppose as if they'd have lost and we'd missed out from that performance it would have been very disappointing.

Why didn't Storey start? Byrne up front didn't work against Oldham at home (when Barker got a start as well) and it didn't work today either, he's never a front man in a million years. If the criticism against Storey is he doesn't hold it up well, well Byrne made him look like Ranger...

Thought the defence looked very shaky today, Troy far from his best. Fortunately County's finishing was awful.

As for the ref well I normally defend them but this one seemed awful in pretty much all his decision making, ranging from missing a glaring deflection for a corner, to not booking a County player for a tug back, and many more. Didn't see the Troy incdent (and I'm not sure the ref or linos did either) but their lad was lying on the pitch then it turned into the Royal Rumble.

Never seen anything like it when he started the 5 minute card bonanza that followed but it led to some amusement amongst the fans. Troy red got a standing ovation then Nathan red led to '9 men, we've only got 9 men' then Smith gets called over to calls of 'We want 8, we want 8' and a few 'Send him off too' then sarcastic boos for the yellow, then ooooooohs and jazz hands for each of the next 3 yellows as people waited to see what colour they were followed by more boos when the yellow came out.

For the referees amongst us, should the Troy red card incident have been a penalty to them? Even though the ball was out of play at the time, if their player gets taken out in the penalty area should that then lead to a penalty, or is the ball going out of play the first incident?
Wilesy, I don't think the ref can give a free kick or penalty if the ball is not in play. There was a time when they couldn't award a free kick for an off the ball incident - I think that may have changed now - but I believe they've always been able to give a penalty, even if the ball is at the other end of the pitch, but it has to be in play. I'm not a ref. That's all from memory so it could be outdated or just plain wrong!
[quote][p][bold]Wilesy[/bold] wrote: 2-0 a fair result, Notts County wanted it far more. Disappointing 'end of season' performance by Town, good job Posh won I suppose as if they'd have lost and we'd missed out from that performance it would have been very disappointing. Why didn't Storey start? Byrne up front didn't work against Oldham at home (when Barker got a start as well) and it didn't work today either, he's never a front man in a million years. If the criticism against Storey is he doesn't hold it up well, well Byrne made him look like Ranger... Thought the defence looked very shaky today, Troy far from his best. Fortunately County's finishing was awful. As for the ref well I normally defend them but this one seemed awful in pretty much all his decision making, ranging from missing a glaring deflection for a corner, to not booking a County player for a tug back, and many more. Didn't see the Troy incdent (and I'm not sure the ref or linos did either) but their lad was lying on the pitch then it turned into the Royal Rumble. Never seen anything like it when he started the 5 minute card bonanza that followed but it led to some amusement amongst the fans. Troy red got a standing ovation then Nathan red led to '9 men, we've only got 9 men' then Smith gets called over to calls of 'We want 8, we want 8' and a few 'Send him off too' then sarcastic boos for the yellow, then ooooooohs and jazz hands for each of the next 3 yellows as people waited to see what colour they were followed by more boos when the yellow came out. For the referees amongst us, should the Troy red card incident have been a penalty to them? Even though the ball was out of play at the time, if their player gets taken out in the penalty area should that then lead to a penalty, or is the ball going out of play the first incident?[/p][/quote]Wilesy, I don't think the ref can give a free kick or penalty if the ball is not in play. There was a time when they couldn't award a free kick for an off the ball incident - I think that may have changed now - but I believe they've always been able to give a penalty, even if the ball is at the other end of the pitch, but it has to be in play. I'm not a ref. That's all from memory so it could be outdated or just plain wrong! Oi Den!
  • Score: 0

12:12pm Sun 27 Apr 14

Norfolk Red says...

What I would like to know is why is there no statement from the Club? They would have known about this being in the a national as they would have informed them. The silence speaks volumes. This sums up EVERYTHING that is wrong with football as it stands.

No wonder we are in the mess we are in, if this is how the board react to every off-field incident, boardroom and ownership struggles included if they bury there heads in the sand every time. A short statement saying that the club are helping the police with their enquirers and they condemn this sort of behavior would go a very long way. Don't we even have a PR department? Because if we do, there is a saving we could make.

I am sick to death of having a club that I have supported for over 40 years being brought into disrepute, by off-field antics. We we never learn?
What I would like to know is why is there no statement from the Club? They would have known about this being in the a national as they would have informed them. The silence speaks volumes. This sums up EVERYTHING that is wrong with football as it stands. No wonder we are in the mess we are in, if this is how the board react to every off-field incident, boardroom and ownership struggles included if they bury there heads in the sand every time. A short statement saying that the club are helping the police with their enquirers and they condemn this sort of behavior would go a very long way. Don't we even have a PR department? Because if we do, there is a saving we could make. I am sick to death of having a club that I have supported for over 40 years being brought into disrepute, by off-field antics. We we never learn? Norfolk Red
  • Score: 3

12:13pm Sun 27 Apr 14

swwindon61uk says...

Den yes you are right, Ranger is not helping his groin strain that much in the video is he!!
Den yes you are right, Ranger is not helping his groin strain that much in the video is he!! swwindon61uk
  • Score: 3

12:22pm Sun 27 Apr 14

swwindon61uk says...

Norfolk Red wrote:
What I would like to know is why is there no statement from the Club? They would have known about this being in the a national as they would have informed them. The silence speaks volumes. This sums up EVERYTHING that is wrong with football as it stands.

No wonder we are in the mess we are in, if this is how the board react to every off-field incident, boardroom and ownership struggles included if they bury there heads in the sand every time. A short statement saying that the club are helping the police with their enquirers and they condemn this sort of behavior would go a very long way. Don't we even have a PR department? Because if we do, there is a saving we could make.

I am sick to death of having a club that I have supported for over 40 years being brought into disrepute, by off-field antics. We we never learn?
Not sure they would have known before us Norfolk and at the moment they have more important things on the mind than young man who they gave a 2nd chance to who is intent on ruining his life.
[quote][p][bold]Norfolk Red[/bold] wrote: What I would like to know is why is there no statement from the Club? They would have known about this being in the a national as they would have informed them. The silence speaks volumes. This sums up EVERYTHING that is wrong with football as it stands. No wonder we are in the mess we are in, if this is how the board react to every off-field incident, boardroom and ownership struggles included if they bury there heads in the sand every time. A short statement saying that the club are helping the police with their enquirers and they condemn this sort of behavior would go a very long way. Don't we even have a PR department? Because if we do, there is a saving we could make. I am sick to death of having a club that I have supported for over 40 years being brought into disrepute, by off-field antics. We we never learn?[/p][/quote]Not sure they would have known before us Norfolk and at the moment they have more important things on the mind than young man who they gave a 2nd chance to who is intent on ruining his life. swwindon61uk
  • Score: 1

1:24pm Sun 27 Apr 14

Oi Den! says...

This thumbs up and thumbs down malarkey really is a load of nonsense. Either the minus 36 Jock's amassed so far is the result of some kind of rigging or we have a lot of fans who don't care much for a bit of rational discussion of the team's efforts.
This thumbs up and thumbs down malarkey really is a load of nonsense. Either the minus 36 Jock's amassed so far is the result of some kind of rigging or we have a lot of fans who don't care much for a bit of rational discussion of the team's efforts. Oi Den!
  • Score: -15

1:28pm Sun 27 Apr 14

dazzastfc says...

When a ARSEHOLE DIRTBAG like Ranger is on 5k a week they think they can do what they wont...
He wont be the first or the last so say super star to do this..

STFC should sack him on the spot..
I wonder how many club rules he has broken so far and what is this telling the rest of the players and the fans on how to be a NORMAL HUMAN BEING
When a ARSEHOLE DIRTBAG like Ranger is on 5k a week they think they can do what they wont... He wont be the first or the last so say super star to do this.. STFC should sack him on the spot.. I wonder how many club rules he has broken so far and what is this telling the rest of the players and the fans on how to be a NORMAL HUMAN BEING dazzastfc
  • Score: 9

2:07pm Sun 27 Apr 14

John Young's Grumpy says...

Have tried hard to be a fan of Ranger given his abilities and the majority of his on the pitch performance. However, off the field he has been a serious problem and this event has to be the last staw. There is NEVER, I repeat NEVER any justification to strike a female. The CCTV shows her to be petite and not aggressive. Interestingly there is a third person present, lower Left of screen who looks male. He doesn't involve himself.....

STFC, get rid! I would rather take our chances without him next season than with.
Have tried hard to be a fan of Ranger given his abilities and the majority of his on the pitch performance. However, off the field he has been a serious problem and this event has to be the last staw. There is NEVER, I repeat NEVER any justification to strike a female. The CCTV shows her to be petite and not aggressive. Interestingly there is a third person present, lower Left of screen who looks male. He doesn't involve himself..... STFC, get rid! I would rather take our chances without him next season than with. John Young's Grumpy
  • Score: 3

2:18pm Sun 27 Apr 14

lifelong red says...

Just seen the Ranger footage- absolutely disgraceful , if it happened to involve our own daughter, then how could we go cheer the perpetrator on match days.I therefore hope ,the club does the right and proper thing and in their preparations for next season , its done ... minus Ranger.
Just seen the Ranger footage- absolutely disgraceful , if it happened to involve our own daughter, then how could we go cheer the perpetrator on match days.I therefore hope ,the club does the right and proper thing and in their preparations for next season , its done ... minus Ranger. lifelong red
  • Score: 7

2:52pm Sun 27 Apr 14

cirencesterSTFC says...

A great shame.

Nile Ranger is clearly a man with many deep issues. His priority should be getting them sorted and not playing football. If this is glossed over I fear he will only repeat these horrible behaviours and that is not reasonable for himself or the community.

I stand with others. Sad as it is to say, he should not play for Swindon Town ever again.

I don't want to condemn his possibilities of changing. Change is always possible in my opinion. But it does not come about by repeating behaviours and hoping that the outcome will be different.

Nile is continually making dreadful choices - how on earth one can hit a woman (or any defenceless person) is beyond me. I don't want to see him line up for STFC (or any team) next year.
A great shame. Nile Ranger is clearly a man with many deep issues. His priority should be getting them sorted and not playing football. If this is glossed over I fear he will only repeat these horrible behaviours and that is not reasonable for himself or the community. I stand with others. Sad as it is to say, he should not play for Swindon Town ever again. I don't want to condemn his possibilities of changing. Change is always possible in my opinion. But it does not come about by repeating behaviours and hoping that the outcome will be different. Nile is continually making dreadful choices - how on earth one can hit a woman (or any defenceless person) is beyond me. I don't want to see him line up for STFC (or any team) next year. cirencesterSTFC
  • Score: 6

4:03pm Sun 27 Apr 14

Norfolk Red says...

swwindon61uk wrote:
Norfolk Red wrote:
What I would like to know is why is there no statement from the Club? They would have known about this being in the a national as they would have informed them. The silence speaks volumes. This sums up EVERYTHING that is wrong with football as it stands.

No wonder we are in the mess we are in, if this is how the board react to every off-field incident, boardroom and ownership struggles included if they bury there heads in the sand every time. A short statement saying that the club are helping the police with their enquirers and they condemn this sort of behavior would go a very long way. Don't we even have a PR department? Because if we do, there is a saving we could make.

I am sick to death of having a club that I have supported for over 40 years being brought into disrepute, by off-field antics. We we never learn?
Not sure they would have known before us Norfolk and at the moment they have more important things on the mind than young man who they gave a 2nd chance to who is intent on ruining his life.
Swwindon61,

Yes, we do have bigger things to worry about. But my point is, we SHOULD be issuing a statement. This is all over the national news. Are we a professional outfit or not? It would seem the latter.

Living where I do, maybe I see things differently to if I was still local, but even here, people are condemning his (alleged) actions.

Just what sort of reputation do we want? We had the Luck McCormick foray, the ranger trial, which he was cleared, but all the negative press that came with that, the takeover shenanigans and now this.

We are looking like a total mickey mouse outfit. The PR / Press team, should be all over this. There is a good chance that we knew about this before hand as it happened on the 13th, and if that is the case then it is even more outrageous, as in any other walk of life he would have been sacked instantly.
[quote][p][bold]swwindon61uk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Norfolk Red[/bold] wrote: What I would like to know is why is there no statement from the Club? They would have known about this being in the a national as they would have informed them. The silence speaks volumes. This sums up EVERYTHING that is wrong with football as it stands. No wonder we are in the mess we are in, if this is how the board react to every off-field incident, boardroom and ownership struggles included if they bury there heads in the sand every time. A short statement saying that the club are helping the police with their enquirers and they condemn this sort of behavior would go a very long way. Don't we even have a PR department? Because if we do, there is a saving we could make. I am sick to death of having a club that I have supported for over 40 years being brought into disrepute, by off-field antics. We we never learn?[/p][/quote]Not sure they would have known before us Norfolk and at the moment they have more important things on the mind than young man who they gave a 2nd chance to who is intent on ruining his life.[/p][/quote]Swwindon61, Yes, we do have bigger things to worry about. But my point is, we SHOULD be issuing a statement. This is all over the national news. Are we a professional outfit or not? It would seem the latter. Living where I do, maybe I see things differently to if I was still local, but even here, people are condemning his (alleged) actions. Just what sort of reputation do we want? We had the Luck McCormick foray, the ranger trial, which he was cleared, but all the negative press that came with that, the takeover shenanigans and now this. We are looking like a total mickey mouse outfit. The PR / Press team, should be all over this. There is a good chance that we knew about this before hand as it happened on the 13th, and if that is the case then it is even more outrageous, as in any other walk of life he would have been sacked instantly. Norfolk Red
  • Score: 4

4:12pm Sun 27 Apr 14

the wizard says...

John Young's Grumpy wrote:
Have tried hard to be a fan of Ranger given his abilities and the majority of his on the pitch performance. However, off the field he has been a serious problem and this event has to be the last staw. There is NEVER, I repeat NEVER any justification to strike a female. The CCTV shows her to be petite and not aggressive. Interestingly there is a third person present, lower Left of screen who looks male. He doesn't involve himself.....

STFC, get rid! I would rather take our chances without him next season than with.
Totally agree John, the thing is the courts do not share our viewpoint, and this is reflected in their handling of these cases and the punishments metered out. In days of old he would have received a good slapping before and after court. Nowadays all folk are interested in is to whether things are politically correct or not, personally I'd arrange for him to be given a total beating if it were my daughter involved, somewhere where his cries for help would not be heard.
[quote][p][bold]John Young's Grumpy[/bold] wrote: Have tried hard to be a fan of Ranger given his abilities and the majority of his on the pitch performance. However, off the field he has been a serious problem and this event has to be the last staw. There is NEVER, I repeat NEVER any justification to strike a female. The CCTV shows her to be petite and not aggressive. Interestingly there is a third person present, lower Left of screen who looks male. He doesn't involve himself..... STFC, get rid! I would rather take our chances without him next season than with.[/p][/quote]Totally agree John, the thing is the courts do not share our viewpoint, and this is reflected in their handling of these cases and the punishments metered out. In days of old he would have received a good slapping before and after court. Nowadays all folk are interested in is to whether things are politically correct or not, personally I'd arrange for him to be given a total beating if it were my daughter involved, somewhere where his cries for help would not be heard. the wizard
  • Score: -1

4:29pm Sun 27 Apr 14

umpcah says...

Several Town players of yesteryear have embarrassed the club by their off-field behaviour but I cant think of any former Town player with such a bad record as Ranger. He`s been given a lengthy second chance and blown it i.m.o. Good player ? Definitely but get rid asap !
Several Town players of yesteryear have embarrassed the club by their off-field behaviour but I cant think of any former Town player with such a bad record as Ranger. He`s been given a lengthy second chance and blown it i.m.o. Good player ? Definitely but get rid asap ! umpcah
  • Score: 3

5:10pm Sun 27 Apr 14

smirg kcab says...

Must keep ranger one of a few that's up for it,
Should look at the disgraceful on the field antics first.
No manager in any other sport would survive this.
Must keep ranger one of a few that's up for it, Should look at the disgraceful on the field antics first. No manager in any other sport would survive this. smirg kcab
  • Score: -5

5:12pm Sun 27 Apr 14

tifosi says...

cirencesterSTFC wrote:
A great shame.

Nile Ranger is clearly a man with many deep issues. His priority should be getting them sorted and not playing football. If this is glossed over I fear he will only repeat these horrible behaviours and that is not reasonable for himself or the community.

I stand with others. Sad as it is to say, he should not play for Swindon Town ever again.

I don't want to condemn his possibilities of changing. Change is always possible in my opinion. But it does not come about by repeating behaviours and hoping that the outcome will be different.

Nile is continually making dreadful choices - how on earth one can hit a woman (or any defenceless person) is beyond me. I don't want to see him line up for STFC (or any team) next year.
He strikes me as being breathtakingly dim. So dim he doesn't know that there's a CCTV camera at his front door. Dim that he kicks a door in because he's lost his key. Dim that he has to mete out his frustrations on a young woman.
[quote][p][bold]cirencesterSTFC[/bold] wrote: A great shame. Nile Ranger is clearly a man with many deep issues. His priority should be getting them sorted and not playing football. If this is glossed over I fear he will only repeat these horrible behaviours and that is not reasonable for himself or the community. I stand with others. Sad as it is to say, he should not play for Swindon Town ever again. I don't want to condemn his possibilities of changing. Change is always possible in my opinion. But it does not come about by repeating behaviours and hoping that the outcome will be different. Nile is continually making dreadful choices - how on earth one can hit a woman (or any defenceless person) is beyond me. I don't want to see him line up for STFC (or any team) next year.[/p][/quote]He strikes me as being breathtakingly dim. So dim he doesn't know that there's a CCTV camera at his front door. Dim that he kicks a door in because he's lost his key. Dim that he has to mete out his frustrations on a young woman. tifosi
  • Score: 1

5:13pm Sun 27 Apr 14

modfather68 says...

Ranger will never change with this behaviour against women he should be sacked and or imprisoned. The guy is a joke and the club must see it. Makes you wonder how he got away with the previous trial if this is how he acts around women.
Ranger will never change with this behaviour against women he should be sacked and or imprisoned. The guy is a joke and the club must see it. Makes you wonder how he got away with the previous trial if this is how he acts around women. modfather68
  • Score: 1

6:13pm Sun 27 Apr 14

King Red says...

modfather68 wrote:
Ranger will never change with this behaviour against women he should be sacked and or imprisoned. The guy is a joke and the club must see it. Makes you wonder how he got away with the previous trial if this is how he acts around women.
One word needed here, MONEY!
It has always won over decent people and always will.
[quote][p][bold]modfather68[/bold] wrote: Ranger will never change with this behaviour against women he should be sacked and or imprisoned. The guy is a joke and the club must see it. Makes you wonder how he got away with the previous trial if this is how he acts around women.[/p][/quote]One word needed here, MONEY! It has always won over decent people and always will. King Red
  • Score: 0

6:17pm Sun 27 Apr 14

dazzastfc says...

When I look at the footage with ranger giving this woman a slap it makes me wonder was it rape or was he just a unlucky man to be accused of such a sickening destructing act....
Every time he hits papers it is for a sick reason....

WHY DINT HE JUST PRESS THE BUTTON FOR THE RECEPTION ?
When I look at the footage with ranger giving this woman a slap it makes me wonder was it rape or was he just a unlucky man to be accused of such a sickening destructing act.... Every time he hits papers it is for a sick reason.... WHY DINT HE JUST PRESS THE BUTTON FOR THE RECEPTION ? dazzastfc
  • Score: 3

6:20pm Sun 27 Apr 14

King Red says...

My comment about sending my season ticket back if Ranger stays is about morals.
Exactly the same if the ex Plymouth keeper McCormick had stayed.
No matter if people say that you give them another chance, when they have taken the rest of their victims lives away or ruined another persons life in such a way.
My personal views would even come before the love of my club.
As I too have been a regular home and away since the 70's, but how far do you let player power go?
My comment about sending my season ticket back if Ranger stays is about morals. Exactly the same if the ex Plymouth keeper McCormick had stayed. No matter if people say that you give them another chance, when they have taken the rest of their victims lives away or ruined another persons life in such a way. My personal views would even come before the love of my club. As I too have been a regular home and away since the 70's, but how far do you let player power go? King Red
  • Score: 3

6:28pm Sun 27 Apr 14

big_afcb_fan says...

chortle chortle, couldn't even beat county. have you heard we beat forest 4-1!! bye bye enjoy another season in league1. utc
chortle chortle, couldn't even beat county. have you heard we beat forest 4-1!! bye bye enjoy another season in league1. utc big_afcb_fan
  • Score: -8

6:46pm Sun 27 Apr 14

dazzastfc says...

King Red wrote:
My comment about sending my season ticket back if Ranger stays is about morals.
Exactly the same if the ex Plymouth keeper McCormick had stayed.
No matter if people say that you give them another chance, when they have taken the rest of their victims lives away or ruined another persons life in such a way.
My personal views would even come before the love of my club.
As I too have been a regular home and away since the 70's, but how far do you let player power go?
Well said...
It is about time the scummy people started to get what they deserve...
WHO THE HELL DO THEY THINK THEY ARE and if that is what money does to a human in glad im skint !!!! well not skint but man VERY HAPPY with his life ?
[quote][p][bold]King Red[/bold] wrote: My comment about sending my season ticket back if Ranger stays is about morals. Exactly the same if the ex Plymouth keeper McCormick had stayed. No matter if people say that you give them another chance, when they have taken the rest of their victims lives away or ruined another persons life in such a way. My personal views would even come before the love of my club. As I too have been a regular home and away since the 70's, but how far do you let player power go?[/p][/quote]Well said... It is about time the scummy people started to get what they deserve... WHO THE HELL DO THEY THINK THEY ARE and if that is what money does to a human in glad im skint !!!! well not skint but man VERY HAPPY with his life ? dazzastfc
  • Score: 2

7:27pm Sun 27 Apr 14

Graham8181 says...

the wizard wrote:
King Red wrote:
Graham8181 wrote:
Wow just watched that footage of Nile ranger, what a scumbag. He hit her 3 times. That is not acceptable ever. Get him out of the club ASAP
My response is to the club.
Keep Nile Ranger and my season ticket will be returned!
You may be not alone with that. There is only so much most will tolerate, and with the added threat of the return of Jedco many this weekend will be considering options for their Saturdays next season.
Love the club they will still do, support the club from a distance, they will still do, but despite their protests, even if Jed does come back, they will still buy on the day, as the supporters will still be here after all the players, managers and owners have all come and gone, because it is the supporters that are the life blood of every club. We may not always see the wood for the trees, we may not know the inner workings of what is going on either in the board room or dressing room. Yes we have had our ups and downs with the managers, chairmen, players and sometimes each other, but we are the guys that will always be here, and what is going on is but a brief hic-up in the overall history of this club.
top post mate, good stuff !!
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]King Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Graham8181[/bold] wrote: Wow just watched that footage of Nile ranger, what a scumbag. He hit her 3 times. That is not acceptable ever. Get him out of the club ASAP[/p][/quote]My response is to the club. Keep Nile Ranger and my season ticket will be returned![/p][/quote]You may be not alone with that. There is only so much most will tolerate, and with the added threat of the return of Jedco many this weekend will be considering options for their Saturdays next season. Love the club they will still do, support the club from a distance, they will still do, but despite their protests, even if Jed does come back, they will still buy on the day, as the supporters will still be here after all the players, managers and owners have all come and gone, because it is the supporters that are the life blood of every club. We may not always see the wood for the trees, we may not know the inner workings of what is going on either in the board room or dressing room. Yes we have had our ups and downs with the managers, chairmen, players and sometimes each other, but we are the guys that will always be here, and what is going on is but a brief hic-up in the overall history of this club.[/p][/quote]top post mate, good stuff !! Graham8181
  • Score: 0

7:45pm Sun 27 Apr 14

bearwoodred says...

Ranger really is a vile man and who does he think he is? The arrogance of the man is beyond me. He has had so many chances and then does this. The poor woman, noone deserves that. Get rid now - shame on him.
Ranger really is a vile man and who does he think he is? The arrogance of the man is beyond me. He has had so many chances and then does this. The poor woman, noone deserves that. Get rid now - shame on him. bearwoodred
  • Score: 2

8:06pm Sun 27 Apr 14

red white says...

My point if any one cares, is put in a great performance next Saturday and we can all go home happy just like when we became champions and smashed Port Vale last game of the season 2 years ago.

It will make all the difference so all the power (no Pun) struggles and fans upset can be in the knowledge that O>%*+d are shiiite!

Then we can have great hope pre season,I've got it anyway.

Yooouu Reds!
My point if any one cares, is put in a great performance next Saturday and we can all go home happy just like when we became champions and smashed Port Vale last game of the season 2 years ago. It will make all the difference so all the power (no Pun) struggles and fans upset can be in the knowledge that O>%*+d are shiiite! Then we can have great hope pre season,I've got it anyway. Yooouu Reds! red white
  • Score: 1

8:32pm Sun 27 Apr 14

bradley red 1 says...

Shame on scum ranger and shame on whoever brought him to the club, massive mistake and the swindon circus keeps on rolling, this club has fallen a mighty long way and tuesdays court date is another example of what a bloody mess the club id actually in, I do not want powEor mccrory anywhere near the club and in an ideal world new owners would come in but highly unlikely , many things that have occured has made the club I have followed for many years a complete mickey mouse outfit,
Shame on scum ranger and shame on whoever brought him to the club, massive mistake and the swindon circus keeps on rolling, this club has fallen a mighty long way and tuesdays court date is another example of what a bloody mess the club id actually in, I do not want powEor mccrory anywhere near the club and in an ideal world new owners would come in but highly unlikely , many things that have occured has made the club I have followed for many years a complete mickey mouse outfit, bradley red 1
  • Score: -1

8:32pm Sun 27 Apr 14

EastleazeRed says...

So where are the nile ranger fans tonight ?
So where are the nile ranger fans tonight ? EastleazeRed
  • Score: 1

8:51pm Sun 27 Apr 14

ciclosporindorset says...

Oi Den! wrote:
This thumbs up and thumbs down malarkey really is a load of nonsense. Either the minus 36 Jock's amassed so far is the result of some kind of rigging or we have a lot of fans who don't care much for a bit of rational discussion of the team's efforts.
I doubt you are right on this. Jockster is no doubt a good follower of the football team. He demonstrates rudeness to others in his comments bordering on arrogance. others hide behind him and it is possible that commentators simply do not like him but do not want another put down, why would they. A few of the commentators here seem to want to end every day by attacking directly the opinions of others by scrolling through every single comment and disagreeing. Just because a few of you want to use this site to boost your own ego, or seemingly so, most just want to express an opinion without having to pick a fight over it. I have stated this before and got slagged off for it, and before you comment further, I am just defending a position and responding to downright bloody rudeness. I realise the scoring system is there for just this reason, why cannot others see this too. I for one cannot be arsed to explain my dislike of every single point of view by ticking a box, but many do, and, why not!
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: This thumbs up and thumbs down malarkey really is a load of nonsense. Either the minus 36 Jock's amassed so far is the result of some kind of rigging or we have a lot of fans who don't care much for a bit of rational discussion of the team's efforts.[/p][/quote]I doubt you are right on this. Jockster is no doubt a good follower of the football team. He demonstrates rudeness to others in his comments bordering on arrogance. others hide behind him and it is possible that commentators simply do not like him but do not want another put down, why would they. A few of the commentators here seem to want to end every day by attacking directly the opinions of others by scrolling through every single comment and disagreeing. Just because a few of you want to use this site to boost your own ego, or seemingly so, most just want to express an opinion without having to pick a fight over it. I have stated this before and got slagged off for it, and before you comment further, I am just defending a position and responding to downright bloody rudeness. I realise the scoring system is there for just this reason, why cannot others see this too. I for one cannot be arsed to explain my dislike of every single point of view by ticking a box, but many do, and, why not! ciclosporindorset
  • Score: 11

9:05pm Sun 27 Apr 14

King Red says...

big_afcb_fan wrote:
chortle chortle, couldn't even beat county. have you heard we beat forest 4-1!! bye bye enjoy another season in league1. utc
Like the way Sheffield Wednesday stuffed you last Friday though :)
Bet you thought you would make the play - off's . You'll be following Yeovil next season. Back to league 1 as we pass you the other way.
[quote][p][bold]big_afcb_fan[/bold] wrote: chortle chortle, couldn't even beat county. have you heard we beat forest 4-1!! bye bye enjoy another season in league1. utc[/p][/quote]Like the way Sheffield Wednesday stuffed you last Friday though :) Bet you thought you would make the play - off's . You'll be following Yeovil next season. Back to league 1 as we pass you the other way. King Red
  • Score: 3

9:12pm Sun 27 Apr 14

bradley red 1 says...

bradley red 1 wrote:
Shame on scum ranger and shame on whoever brought him to the club, massive mistake and the swindon circus keeps on rolling, this club has fallen a mighty long way and tuesdays court date is another example of what a bloody mess the club id actually in, I do not want powEor mccrory anywhere near the club and in an ideal world new owners would come in but highly unlikely , many things that have occured has made the club I have followed for many years a complete mickey mouse outfit,
Look back on my comments when he signed would all end in trouble proved right , made a complete mug of the club and the many thousands he has banked , complete wanxxx!!!!
[quote][p][bold]bradley red 1[/bold] wrote: Shame on scum ranger and shame on whoever brought him to the club, massive mistake and the swindon circus keeps on rolling, this club has fallen a mighty long way and tuesdays court date is another example of what a bloody mess the club id actually in, I do not want powEor mccrory anywhere near the club and in an ideal world new owners would come in but highly unlikely , many things that have occured has made the club I have followed for many years a complete mickey mouse outfit,[/p][/quote]Look back on my comments when he signed would all end in trouble proved right , made a complete mug of the club and the many thousands he has banked , complete wanxxx!!!! bradley red 1
  • Score: -4

9:16pm Sun 27 Apr 14

old town robin says...

EastleazeRed wrote:
So where are the nile ranger fans tonight ?
probably have not seen the CCTV images and have no comment as yet.
[quote][p][bold]EastleazeRed[/bold] wrote: So where are the nile ranger fans tonight ?[/p][/quote]probably have not seen the CCTV images and have no comment as yet. old town robin
  • Score: -4

9:21pm Sun 27 Apr 14

TheDukeOfBanbury says...

bradley red 1 wrote:
bradley red 1 wrote:
Shame on scum ranger and shame on whoever brought him to the club, massive mistake and the swindon circus keeps on rolling, this club has fallen a mighty long way and tuesdays court date is another example of what a bloody mess the club id actually in, I do not want powEor mccrory anywhere near the club and in an ideal world new owners would come in but highly unlikely , many things that have occured has made the club I have followed for many years a complete mickey mouse outfit,
Look back on my comments when he signed would all end in trouble proved right , made a complete mug of the club and the many thousands he has banked , complete wanxxx!!!!
So you don't want Power, Mc Crory and you say highly unlikely that new owners would come in. You slag off Cooper.

So in your opinion what should we do because I am totally baffled by your statement without a plan A, B or even Z.
Easy to criticise but more difficult to make a valid statement after what you state.
[quote][p][bold]bradley red 1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bradley red 1[/bold] wrote: Shame on scum ranger and shame on whoever brought him to the club, massive mistake and the swindon circus keeps on rolling, this club has fallen a mighty long way and tuesdays court date is another example of what a bloody mess the club id actually in, I do not want powEor mccrory anywhere near the club and in an ideal world new owners would come in but highly unlikely , many things that have occured has made the club I have followed for many years a complete mickey mouse outfit,[/p][/quote]Look back on my comments when he signed would all end in trouble proved right , made a complete mug of the club and the many thousands he has banked , complete wanxxx!!!![/p][/quote]So you don't want Power, Mc Crory and you say highly unlikely that new owners would come in. You slag off Cooper. So in your opinion what should we do because I am totally baffled by your statement without a plan A, B or even Z. Easy to criticise but more difficult to make a valid statement after what you state. TheDukeOfBanbury
  • Score: 2

9:55pm Sun 27 Apr 14

Oi Den! says...

But the point I was making is that it's difficult to know what that opinion is if people simply give a negative mark to a fellow supporter who's just come back from an away game and given us his various thoughts on it.

Thanks for the personal insult by the way. I'll read your posts with added interest from now on. No doubt they'll be completely free from any suggestion that you're trying to boost your own ego.
But the point I was making is that it's difficult to know what that opinion is if people simply give a negative mark to a fellow supporter who's just come back from an away game and given us his various thoughts on it. Thanks for the personal insult by the way. I'll read your posts with added interest from now on. No doubt they'll be completely free from any suggestion that you're trying to boost your own ego. Oi Den!
  • Score: -7

9:57pm Sun 27 Apr 14

joey butler says...

joey butler wrote:
Wilesy wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Maybe we'll see a more experimental line-up next week. Fair enough re Storey. He'll probably get a start next week. My feeling is that Smith is a better bet for the long term though. He's very raw but at least he makes a nuisance of himself. Got a feeling Storey will move on in the summer. New signings might be more important than what we do with our existing players. If we don't strengthen in a couple of areas, I reckon we're in for a very tough season. Can't see Cooper repeating this season's conjuring trick without those additions. Maybe if Ranger stays with us, decides to shake off the baggage and become a proper player he'll be part of the solution. The rest of it will depend on what resources Power or the Del Boy crew can provide. If the latter get in, there probably won't be much left for players after all the important consultancy fees have been paid.
Den don't get your hopes up on Ranger, can't see him being here much longer if this disgraceful CCTV footage is cosha.

He apparently loses his key so can't get in his flat so slaps some small woman / girl (?) 3 times, knocking her flying into the wall with the third, then breaks down the door.

http://www.mirror.co


.uk/news/uk-news/nil


e-ranger-caught-cctv


-hitting-3463624

Not sure where the club goes from here if this is cosha.....
Have I not been saying ALL Season that we should not have signed Ranger in the first place, under ANY circumstances?
Have I not been saying ALL Season that we should not have signed Ranger in the first place, under ANY circumstances?

Where are the totally spineless people who supported Ranger now?
[quote][p][bold]joey butler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wilesy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Maybe we'll see a more experimental line-up next week. Fair enough re Storey. He'll probably get a start next week. My feeling is that Smith is a better bet for the long term though. He's very raw but at least he makes a nuisance of himself. Got a feeling Storey will move on in the summer. New signings might be more important than what we do with our existing players. If we don't strengthen in a couple of areas, I reckon we're in for a very tough season. Can't see Cooper repeating this season's conjuring trick without those additions. Maybe if Ranger stays with us, decides to shake off the baggage and become a proper player he'll be part of the solution. The rest of it will depend on what resources Power or the Del Boy crew can provide. If the latter get in, there probably won't be much left for players after all the important consultancy fees have been paid.[/p][/quote]Den don't get your hopes up on Ranger, can't see him being here much longer if this disgraceful CCTV footage is cosha. He apparently loses his key so can't get in his flat so slaps some small woman / girl (?) 3 times, knocking her flying into the wall with the third, then breaks down the door. http://www.mirror.co .uk/news/uk-news/nil e-ranger-caught-cctv -hitting-3463624 Not sure where the club goes from here if this is cosha.....[/p][/quote]Have I not been saying ALL Season that we should not have signed Ranger in the first place, under ANY circumstances?[/p][/quote]Have I not been saying ALL Season that we should not have signed Ranger in the first place, under ANY circumstances? Where are the totally spineless people who supported Ranger now? joey butler
  • Score: 0

10:13pm Sun 27 Apr 14

Oi Den! says...

old town robin wrote:
EastleazeRed wrote:
So where are the nile ranger fans tonight ?
probably have not seen the CCTV images and have no comment as yet.
The Ranger situation has put many of us in a difficult position. Some of us thought he should never have been signed. But we couldn't change the fact that he was a Town player. Perhaps even more difficult, he was a very good Town player - during matches at least. The crux of the matter is that STFC has given him several chances. He has continually spurned them and brought the club into disrepute. He's now stepped a very long way over the line. Enough is enough. For the sake of the name of Swindon Town we need a no nonsense statement from the club tomorrow.
[quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]EastleazeRed[/bold] wrote: So where are the nile ranger fans tonight ?[/p][/quote]probably have not seen the CCTV images and have no comment as yet.[/p][/quote]The Ranger situation has put many of us in a difficult position. Some of us thought he should never have been signed. But we couldn't change the fact that he was a Town player. Perhaps even more difficult, he was a very good Town player - during matches at least. The crux of the matter is that STFC has given him several chances. He has continually spurned them and brought the club into disrepute. He's now stepped a very long way over the line. Enough is enough. For the sake of the name of Swindon Town we need a no nonsense statement from the club tomorrow. Oi Den!
  • Score: 0

10:39pm Sun 27 Apr 14

joey butler says...

Oi Den! wrote:
old town robin wrote:
EastleazeRed wrote:
So where are the nile ranger fans tonight ?
probably have not seen the CCTV images and have no comment as yet.
The Ranger situation has put many of us in a difficult position. Some of us thought he should never have been signed. But we couldn't change the fact that he was a Town player. Perhaps even more difficult, he was a very good Town player - during matches at least. The crux of the matter is that STFC has given him several chances. He has continually spurned them and brought the club into disrepute. He's now stepped a very long way over the line. Enough is enough. For the sake of the name of Swindon Town we need a no nonsense statement from the club tomorrow.
Den,

This is by far and away your very least intelligent post in recent years.

I quote from your comments above,

''The Ranger situation has put many of us in a difficult position. Some of us thought he should never have been signed''

''Some of us'' who thought Ranger should never have been signed, is in fact ME, if you look back over the season in total.

Your double standards are quite simply sickening!!
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]EastleazeRed[/bold] wrote: So where are the nile ranger fans tonight ?[/p][/quote]probably have not seen the CCTV images and have no comment as yet.[/p][/quote]The Ranger situation has put many of us in a difficult position. Some of us thought he should never have been signed. But we couldn't change the fact that he was a Town player. Perhaps even more difficult, he was a very good Town player - during matches at least. The crux of the matter is that STFC has given him several chances. He has continually spurned them and brought the club into disrepute. He's now stepped a very long way over the line. Enough is enough. For the sake of the name of Swindon Town we need a no nonsense statement from the club tomorrow.[/p][/quote]Den, This is by far and away your very least intelligent post in recent years. I quote from your comments above, ''The Ranger situation has put many of us in a difficult position. Some of us thought he should never have been signed'' ''Some of us'' who thought Ranger should never have been signed, is in fact ME, if you look back over the season in total. Your double standards are quite simply sickening!! joey butler
  • Score: -4

11:05pm Sun 27 Apr 14

Oi Den! says...

joey butler wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
old town robin wrote:
EastleazeRed wrote:
So where are the nile ranger fans tonight ?
probably have not seen the CCTV images and have no comment as yet.
The Ranger situation has put many of us in a difficult position. Some of us thought he should never have been signed. But we couldn't change the fact that he was a Town player. Perhaps even more difficult, he was a very good Town player - during matches at least. The crux of the matter is that STFC has given him several chances. He has continually spurned them and brought the club into disrepute. He's now stepped a very long way over the line. Enough is enough. For the sake of the name of Swindon Town we need a no nonsense statement from the club tomorrow.
Den,

This is by far and away your very least intelligent post in recent years.

I quote from your comments above,

''The Ranger situation has put many of us in a difficult position. Some of us thought he should never have been signed''

''Some of us'' who thought Ranger should never have been signed, is in fact ME, if you look back over the season in total.

Your double standards are quite simply sickening!!
Joey, I have always agreed with you that Ranger should never have been signed. Like you, I said he would always be bad news. There are no double standards. I have never changed my view. If you wanted to check (I'm not suggesting you should waste your time) you'd see that's the case. You would see that I've upset the pro-Ranger supporters with my view that he shouldn't have been signed and, later, that he should have been sacked. I have said many times that IF Ranger would change his ways he could be an asset the club. That doesn't mean I suddenly think it was right to sign him or that I think he shouldn't have been sacked over his disrespect for the club. It's just a recognition of the fact that he's a very talented footballer who is contracted to play for us. This isn't a competition or even an argument. We have always held the same views on Ranger. The only difference between us is that I have commented on his football skills and you haven't. If I have sickened you I'm sorry, but that can only be because you've misunderstood me.
[quote][p][bold]joey butler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]EastleazeRed[/bold] wrote: So where are the nile ranger fans tonight ?[/p][/quote]probably have not seen the CCTV images and have no comment as yet.[/p][/quote]The Ranger situation has put many of us in a difficult position. Some of us thought he should never have been signed. But we couldn't change the fact that he was a Town player. Perhaps even more difficult, he was a very good Town player - during matches at least. The crux of the matter is that STFC has given him several chances. He has continually spurned them and brought the club into disrepute. He's now stepped a very long way over the line. Enough is enough. For the sake of the name of Swindon Town we need a no nonsense statement from the club tomorrow.[/p][/quote]Den, This is by far and away your very least intelligent post in recent years. I quote from your comments above, ''The Ranger situation has put many of us in a difficult position. Some of us thought he should never have been signed'' ''Some of us'' who thought Ranger should never have been signed, is in fact ME, if you look back over the season in total. Your double standards are quite simply sickening!![/p][/quote]Joey, I have always agreed with you that Ranger should never have been signed. Like you, I said he would always be bad news. There are no double standards. I have never changed my view. If you wanted to check (I'm not suggesting you should waste your time) you'd see that's the case. You would see that I've upset the pro-Ranger supporters with my view that he shouldn't have been signed and, later, that he should have been sacked. I have said many times that IF Ranger would change his ways he could be an asset the club. That doesn't mean I suddenly think it was right to sign him or that I think he shouldn't have been sacked over his disrespect for the club. It's just a recognition of the fact that he's a very talented footballer who is contracted to play for us. This isn't a competition or even an argument. We have always held the same views on Ranger. The only difference between us is that I have commented on his football skills and you haven't. If I have sickened you I'm sorry, but that can only be because you've misunderstood me. Oi Den!
  • Score: -2

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