Cooper: Our players were incredible

Mark Cooper

Mark Cooper

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BOSS Mark Cooper took everything from the performance and nothing from the result as his Swindon side played with magnificent spirit but ended up losing 4-2 to Brighton and Hove Albion.

Swindon completely dominated their Championship visitors, fighting back from 1-0 to equalise just after half-time.

Then, in the extra-time, they took the game to Brighton having conceded two goals and gone down to 10 men after an injury to George Barker, as Yaser Kasim struck to give his side hope and almost force penalties.

Cooper said of team’s performance: “I think I take everything from it. The thing that stands out for me is nearly every Brighton player, their manager and their coaching staff came to find me at the end and just said what a fantastic football team you have.

“I’ve relayed that to the players and told them if you take anything from tonight take that with you, because if you believe in that performance and you believe how good you are then you can go as far as you want. Even with nine-and-half-men at the end we played brilliantly.

“Our players were incredible, to play the football we did against a Championship team and at times to be so dominant, is credit to the players. They will deserve every plaudit they get tonight.”

The game cost Town in terms of injuries for Saturday’s game with Coventry. Ben Gladwin, Michael Smith and George Barker could all be missing, while skipper Nathan Thompson will serve a one-match suspension after seeing red in the last minute of extra-time.

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6:55am Wed 27 Aug 14

port de soller says...

When you look at how short we are with players and basically a young teamWOW did they do well.
Yes no doubt it will effect saturdays game however our young team gave them a fright,only negative point is Thompson he is still young and needs to learn,not just he gave away a penalty but he is yet banned again,still as we know theses are young guys.
Form was really proud of them all tha¨s for sure
When you look at how short we are with players and basically a young teamWOW did they do well. Yes no doubt it will effect saturdays game however our young team gave them a fright,only negative point is Thompson he is still young and needs to learn,not just he gave away a penalty but he is yet banned again,still as we know theses are young guys. Form was really proud of them all tha¨s for sure port de soller
  • Score: 5

7:44am Wed 27 Aug 14

Since 1950 says...

The team and all conserned can all be very proud of the effort put in by 'Coopers Kids' last night, there's no doubting that. They gave all.
However, it has to be said, once again we squandered chances and should have gone in at half time in front even with Inces's worldy. Once more Nathan has let the team down with an utterly pointless sending off in the last seconds. Does he learn nothing? He is, I am afraid, becoming a liability in that regard. Big headache now for Saturday with the suspension and injuries.
I await the thumbs down for telling the truth.
The team and all conserned can all be very proud of the effort put in by 'Coopers Kids' last night, there's no doubting that. They gave all. However, it has to be said, once again we squandered chances and should have gone in at half time in front even with Inces's worldy. Once more Nathan has let the team down with an utterly pointless sending off in the last seconds. Does he learn nothing? He is, I am afraid, becoming a liability in that regard. Big headache now for Saturday with the suspension and injuries. I await the thumbs down for telling the truth. Since 1950
  • Score: 30

8:05am Wed 27 Aug 14

Red Tuareg says...

Started listening to match on BBC Sussex whilst flying in to Gatwick and travelling down to Sussex. The match summariser (Warren Aspinall, I think) echoed the point that Town dominated the game, he was even quite derogatory about Brightons efforts. I was planning to come up from Sussex coast for saturdays match, but will we have a team ????/
Started listening to match on BBC Sussex whilst flying in to Gatwick and travelling down to Sussex. The match summariser (Warren Aspinall, I think) echoed the point that Town dominated the game, he was even quite derogatory about Brightons efforts. I was planning to come up from Sussex coast for saturdays match, but will we have a team ????/ Red Tuareg
  • Score: 2

8:06am Wed 27 Aug 14

Wilesy says...

Focus on the positives we played fantastic football against a Championship club.

At 3-1 down with 10 men and Smith carrying a knock we gave our all and almost made it 3-3.

Yes Nathan deserved his red but also deserves praise for not giving up on the 120 minute mark and still trying to stop the opposition scoring, professional players don't just let the attacker score. He had a great game.

Kasim was outstanding, hope we can hold on to him, if he keeps playing like this higher leagues will be paying attention but will cost some serious money. Some of the touches where he caught the ball on his foot and his dribbling was sublime, and a fantastic goal.
Focus on the positives we played fantastic football against a Championship club. At 3-1 down with 10 men and Smith carrying a knock we gave our all and almost made it 3-3. Yes Nathan deserved his red but also deserves praise for not giving up on the 120 minute mark and still trying to stop the opposition scoring, professional players don't just let the attacker score. He had a great game. Kasim was outstanding, hope we can hold on to him, if he keeps playing like this higher leagues will be paying attention but will cost some serious money. Some of the touches where he caught the ball on his foot and his dribbling was sublime, and a fantastic goal. Wilesy
  • Score: 39

8:39am Wed 27 Aug 14

old town robin says...

Since 1950 wrote:
The team and all conserned can all be very proud of the effort put in by 'Coopers Kids' last night, there's no doubting that. They gave all.
However, it has to be said, once again we squandered chances and should have gone in at half time in front even with Inces's worldy. Once more Nathan has let the team down with an utterly pointless sending off in the last seconds. Does he learn nothing? He is, I am afraid, becoming a liability in that regard. Big headache now for Saturday with the suspension and injuries.
I await the thumbs down for telling the truth.
First half was superb and as you say we should have been a couple of goals up and out of sight. Brighton only came into the game after we scored, we were probably tiring as we started to sit deeper and allowed them more time and space.

Surprised nobody else has mentioned the foul in their area on Barker, (who has improved considerably). From where I was sitting it looked a stonewall penalty with a tackle very similar to that committed by Turnbull for their penalty. The linesman on the Arkells side who we have had several times before was as inept as usual. if that had been given we would have had a very good chance to have won it inside 90 minutes.

We really need to get some loans in before Saturday with so many of the boys carrying knocks plus the unnecessary suspension.
[quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: The team and all conserned can all be very proud of the effort put in by 'Coopers Kids' last night, there's no doubting that. They gave all. However, it has to be said, once again we squandered chances and should have gone in at half time in front even with Inces's worldy. Once more Nathan has let the team down with an utterly pointless sending off in the last seconds. Does he learn nothing? He is, I am afraid, becoming a liability in that regard. Big headache now for Saturday with the suspension and injuries. I await the thumbs down for telling the truth.[/p][/quote]First half was superb and as you say we should have been a couple of goals up and out of sight. Brighton only came into the game after we scored, we were probably tiring as we started to sit deeper and allowed them more time and space. Surprised nobody else has mentioned the foul in their area on Barker, (who has improved considerably). From where I was sitting it looked a stonewall penalty with a tackle very similar to that committed by Turnbull for their penalty. The linesman on the Arkells side who we have had several times before was as inept as usual. if that had been given we would have had a very good chance to have won it inside 90 minutes. We really need to get some loans in before Saturday with so many of the boys carrying knocks plus the unnecessary suspension. old town robin
  • Score: 3

8:40am Wed 27 Aug 14

Mchalethegreat says...

I was at the match and thought we played really well until about the 70th minute when in my view I think Mark's tactic cost us. We had Brighton on the back foot but then inexplicably eased right off and almost slowed the game to walking pace. Wes was taking an eternity with his distribution and he then took off Williams and Luongo (possibly with Saturdays game in mind). It was very unfortunate to lose both subs but I could see no logic in seemingly holding out for extra time (and how that has now cost us!). I would prefer we had lost 2-1 and gone for the win than seemingly looking to take it to extra time. All in all though some of the football really was excellent and the pass and move particularlry in the first half was top quality. I'm afraid Mr Power really does need to get some bodies in, TODAY ideally (to allow training with the team - if there is any with all the injuries!) . Trying to maintain progress with bare;y eleven fit players is going to prove impossible.
I was at the match and thought we played really well until about the 70th minute when in my view I think Mark's tactic cost us. We had Brighton on the back foot but then inexplicably eased right off and almost slowed the game to walking pace. Wes was taking an eternity with his distribution and he then took off Williams and Luongo (possibly with Saturdays game in mind). It was very unfortunate to lose both subs but I could see no logic in seemingly holding out for extra time (and how that has now cost us!). I would prefer we had lost 2-1 and gone for the win than seemingly looking to take it to extra time. All in all though some of the football really was excellent and the pass and move particularlry in the first half was top quality. I'm afraid Mr Power really does need to get some bodies in, TODAY ideally (to allow training with the team - if there is any with all the injuries!) . Trying to maintain progress with bare;y eleven fit players is going to prove impossible. Mchalethegreat
  • Score: -13

9:05am Wed 27 Aug 14

Swindon1984 says...

Mchalethegreat wrote:
I was at the match and thought we played really well until about the 70th minute when in my view I think Mark's tactic cost us. We had Brighton on the back foot but then inexplicably eased right off and almost slowed the game to walking pace. Wes was taking an eternity with his distribution and he then took off Williams and Luongo (possibly with Saturdays game in mind). It was very unfortunate to lose both subs but I could see no logic in seemingly holding out for extra time (and how that has now cost us!). I would prefer we had lost 2-1 and gone for the win than seemingly looking to take it to extra time. All in all though some of the football really was excellent and the pass and move particularlry in the first half was top quality. I'm afraid Mr Power really does need to get some bodies in, TODAY ideally (to allow training with the team - if there is any with all the injuries!) . Trying to maintain progress with bare;y eleven fit players is going to prove impossible.
Agreed, said before the game that I'd rather us lose in normal time than go to extra time (ok, if we had have won in extra time I may have backtracked on that...) - the extra time's cost us more than the result though, more injruies and suspensions accrued which will affect our ability to compete in the league games. Very proud of the effort but just a shame Nathan's out (again) and we seem to be struggling with a few players now carrying knocks.
[quote][p][bold]Mchalethegreat[/bold] wrote: I was at the match and thought we played really well until about the 70th minute when in my view I think Mark's tactic cost us. We had Brighton on the back foot but then inexplicably eased right off and almost slowed the game to walking pace. Wes was taking an eternity with his distribution and he then took off Williams and Luongo (possibly with Saturdays game in mind). It was very unfortunate to lose both subs but I could see no logic in seemingly holding out for extra time (and how that has now cost us!). I would prefer we had lost 2-1 and gone for the win than seemingly looking to take it to extra time. All in all though some of the football really was excellent and the pass and move particularlry in the first half was top quality. I'm afraid Mr Power really does need to get some bodies in, TODAY ideally (to allow training with the team - if there is any with all the injuries!) . Trying to maintain progress with bare;y eleven fit players is going to prove impossible.[/p][/quote]Agreed, said before the game that I'd rather us lose in normal time than go to extra time (ok, if we had have won in extra time I may have backtracked on that...) - the extra time's cost us more than the result though, more injruies and suspensions accrued which will affect our ability to compete in the league games. Very proud of the effort but just a shame Nathan's out (again) and we seem to be struggling with a few players now carrying knocks. Swindon1984
  • Score: -1

9:06am Wed 27 Aug 14

Stilloyal says...

Certainly the players can be proud of their performance but a couple of things are glaringly obvious.
The most worrying is a lack of numbers, it's all very well Cooper and Power saying we are going for quality not quantity when it comes to numbers, but with injury and suspension can we actually field a team for Saturday ?.
We are lacking fire power up front , there is not enough cover and the same goes at the back. Who will take Thommo's place in defence now that Lelan has gone back ?
Last night we had injuries all over the park and once more a lack of guile on Thompsons part saw him receive yet another red card.

Kids certainly have the energy and enthusiasm but they lack experience and get suckered into mistakes by experienced and wary older players,

I applaud last nights display and we deserved and should have got more from the game. If we can put in displays like that all season then we will win more than we lose.
However we need to address the lack of quality cover up front and at the back. I know that Power is looking at this but says it's not an urgent issue, well it is now I'm afraid, far too many injuries.

Good luck on Saturday COYR's
Certainly the players can be proud of their performance but a couple of things are glaringly obvious. The most worrying is a lack of numbers, it's all very well Cooper and Power saying we are going for quality not quantity when it comes to numbers, but with injury and suspension can we actually field a team for Saturday ?. We are lacking fire power up front , there is not enough cover and the same goes at the back. Who will take Thommo's place in defence now that Lelan has gone back ? Last night we had injuries all over the park and once more a lack of guile on Thompsons part saw him receive yet another red card. Kids certainly have the energy and enthusiasm but they lack experience and get suckered into mistakes by experienced and wary older players, I applaud last nights display and we deserved and should have got more from the game. If we can put in displays like that all season then we will win more than we lose. However we need to address the lack of quality cover up front and at the back. I know that Power is looking at this but says it's not an urgent issue, well it is now I'm afraid, far too many injuries. Good luck on Saturday COYR's Stilloyal
  • Score: 3

9:13am Wed 27 Aug 14

Is that you Lovesey says...

I am a ST holder who didn't bother because I was so bored on Saturday and to be fair it sounds like I missed a cracker, both the Thompsons have been Red Carded already this season their discipline could end up costing us this year, bit I think you will always get that with young players, good start to the season, lets hope we have enough against Cov on Saturday with so many injuries, maybe we will get a player or two in a bit quicker now.
I am a ST holder who didn't bother because I was so bored on Saturday and to be fair it sounds like I missed a cracker, both the Thompsons have been Red Carded already this season their discipline could end up costing us this year, bit I think you will always get that with young players, good start to the season, lets hope we have enough against Cov on Saturday with so many injuries, maybe we will get a player or two in a bit quicker now. Is that you Lovesey
  • Score: -16

9:15am Wed 27 Aug 14

mancrobin says...

Fods, Barthram, Branco, Turnbull, Lelan, Byrne, L Thompson, Kasim, Llonguo, Waldon, Williams. Enough players for Saturday and I'd expect them to win.
Fods, Barthram, Branco, Turnbull, Lelan, Byrne, L Thompson, Kasim, Llonguo, Waldon, Williams. Enough players for Saturday and I'd expect them to win. mancrobin
  • Score: 4

9:29am Wed 27 Aug 14

the wizard says...

Moving on from a great game and into today, I can't start to imagine how Cooper is dealing with what must be a queue at the treatment room. I would also think that he has had to call on Power to give him an update, not only on the game but on the injury situation.

Not putting anyone down, but I think Cooper "manages" these situations far better than from what we have seen coming from some previous managers here. That said I do think Power needs to be very focused on getting us the best deal which he seems good at, but if we think we have headaches I can see from last nights results elsewhere other teams have much bigger problems despite the size and supposed worth of their squads. Well done to the whole of the management team here for last nights game. We may be suffering just now but the rest of the season on last nights performance looks to hold a lot of brilliant games ahead.
Moving on from a great game and into today, I can't start to imagine how Cooper is dealing with what must be a queue at the treatment room. I would also think that he has had to call on Power to give him an update, not only on the game but on the injury situation. Not putting anyone down, but I think Cooper "manages" these situations far better than from what we have seen coming from some previous managers here. That said I do think Power needs to be very focused on getting us the best deal which he seems good at, but if we think we have headaches I can see from last nights results elsewhere other teams have much bigger problems despite the size and supposed worth of their squads. Well done to the whole of the management team here for last nights game. We may be suffering just now but the rest of the season on last nights performance looks to hold a lot of brilliant games ahead. the wizard
  • Score: 13

9:31am Wed 27 Aug 14

meadowred says...

Since 1950 wrote:
The team and all conserned can all be very proud of the effort put in by 'Coopers Kids' last night, there's no doubting that. They gave all.
However, it has to be said, once again we squandered chances and should have gone in at half time in front even with Inces's worldy. Once more Nathan has let the team down with an utterly pointless sending off in the last seconds. Does he learn nothing? He is, I am afraid, becoming a liability in that regard. Big headache now for Saturday with the suspension and injuries.
I await the thumbs down for telling the truth.
As mentioned all the team played well and thought Nathan was outstanding against a very tough striking partnership upfront, sometimes things happen very quickly in football and i`m sure with hindsight Nathan may not have done the same again but he was a great leader, wore the shirt proudly and should great ability for most of the match so cannot be critical of one mistake.
[quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: The team and all conserned can all be very proud of the effort put in by 'Coopers Kids' last night, there's no doubting that. They gave all. However, it has to be said, once again we squandered chances and should have gone in at half time in front even with Inces's worldy. Once more Nathan has let the team down with an utterly pointless sending off in the last seconds. Does he learn nothing? He is, I am afraid, becoming a liability in that regard. Big headache now for Saturday with the suspension and injuries. I await the thumbs down for telling the truth.[/p][/quote]As mentioned all the team played well and thought Nathan was outstanding against a very tough striking partnership upfront, sometimes things happen very quickly in football and i`m sure with hindsight Nathan may not have done the same again but he was a great leader, wore the shirt proudly and should great ability for most of the match so cannot be critical of one mistake. meadowred
  • Score: 11

9:33am Wed 27 Aug 14

Stfcgj says...

mancrobin wrote:
Fods, Barthram, Branco, Turnbull, Lelan, Byrne, L Thompson, Kasim, Llonguo, Waldon, Williams. Enough players for Saturday and I'd expect them to win.
Lelan has returned to Derby! His short term deal expired after the Crewe game! And Cooper last night seemed to indicate that was end of it!
[quote][p][bold]mancrobin[/bold] wrote: Fods, Barthram, Branco, Turnbull, Lelan, Byrne, L Thompson, Kasim, Llonguo, Waldon, Williams. Enough players for Saturday and I'd expect them to win.[/p][/quote]Lelan has returned to Derby! His short term deal expired after the Crewe game! And Cooper last night seemed to indicate that was end of it! Stfcgj
  • Score: 4

9:38am Wed 27 Aug 14

meadowred says...

Outstanding effort and so comfortable on the ball hopefully the sit at home fans will start turning back out to watch a very good young side, yes short in numbers but not been a problem using the young players and the fringe players so bring on the next match , win, lose or draw support your side. At least injuries and red cards are not permanent but talent and desire are.
Outstanding effort and so comfortable on the ball hopefully the sit at home fans will start turning back out to watch a very good young side, yes short in numbers but not been a problem using the young players and the fringe players so bring on the next match , win, lose or draw support your side. At least injuries and red cards are not permanent but talent and desire are. meadowred
  • Score: 16

9:41am Wed 27 Aug 14

Stfcgj says...

It was a game of if's, but's and maybes! The lads were excellent and committed to the battle to the very end can't take that away from them! I feel at times we lacked a bit of quality and composure in the final third with wayward shots and crosses but that is to be expected with young players! But we now need to pick ourselves up dust ourselves off for Saturday, Cooper has a tough job in team selection but I've said it many times our starting 11 is good but we have very little cover once injuries and suspensions start to pile up bodies are needed sooner rather than later! Over to you Power and Cooper!
It was a game of if's, but's and maybes! The lads were excellent and committed to the battle to the very end can't take that away from them! I feel at times we lacked a bit of quality and composure in the final third with wayward shots and crosses but that is to be expected with young players! But we now need to pick ourselves up dust ourselves off for Saturday, Cooper has a tough job in team selection but I've said it many times our starting 11 is good but we have very little cover once injuries and suspensions start to pile up bodies are needed sooner rather than later! Over to you Power and Cooper! Stfcgj
  • Score: 2

9:42am Wed 27 Aug 14

Cooking_by_smoke_alarm says...

To The Adver Editor,

Why not put this (match report) on your front page instead of the doom and gloom announcing that STFC did not have a 100% fully functional tannoy system in the Don Rogers stand....etc as per last week (now fixed)

Doesn't sell newspapers? but it would potentially put bums on seats at The County Ground and give the club a boost.......
....SUPPORT THE CLUB, DON'T DENIGRATE THEM.
To The Adver Editor, Why not put this (match report) on your front page instead of the doom and gloom announcing that STFC did not have a 100% fully functional tannoy system in the Don Rogers stand....etc as per last week (now fixed) Doesn't sell newspapers? but it would potentially put bums on seats at The County Ground and give the club a boost....... ....SUPPORT THE CLUB, DON'T DENIGRATE THEM. Cooking_by_smoke_alarm
  • Score: 34

9:53am Wed 27 Aug 14

dreamofacleansheet2 says...

I was at the game last night and listened to radio Wiltshire in the car on the way home. We were superb in the first half but we do need as a team to get some composure in front of goal. As on Saturday there were occasions when we had players wide open but choose to shot not to mention the number blazed over.

Very harsh on Nathan T, yes it's stupid but what's he supposed to do let him walk through on goal - we were still trying to get back into the game. Yes he and his brother (and Branco) need to dive in less but for flippin hecks sake if they were perfect they'd be playing Champions League football. They all put in unbelievable effort.

Listening to Cooper was very good last night too. No crying over injuries. Disappointment of course but pride in the performance of the team and in letting Josh L return to Derby I got the distinct impression we'll definitely have two players in by the weekend. There seemed to me to be a certain under current of confidence that that will be the case as he was unconcerned by Josh returning. I've still a sneaky we'll have Stephens in by the end Coventry game.

Finally I for one was extremely proud to be a Town fan last night with some of the football our team played being top top draw. As others have mentioned the crowd was dire and a worry. I get the game on Saturday was dull and I fear we may have many more of them at Mecca because to be blunt teams aren't going to dare to come and attack as we'll murder them. But that said:

Dear Swindonians and Moonrakers

Please get yourselves down to the County Ground and come and watch this exciting new team develop a brand of football the like of which I never thought we'd see. Come an see the Swindon Pirlo weave his magic and control games, come an admire the brothers giving everything for their home town club, come and see a whole team together as one and giving 100% for the shirt.

They shall fight at Stadium MK, we shall fight at Brammall Lane, we shall fight them at Fleetwood's Highbury Stadium, we shall fight with growing confidence and strength in the air, we shall defend our shirt, what ever the cost may be. We shall fight them home and away, tirelessly giving all up front, in the middle of the park and defending for our lives, we shall fight for Swindon Town and we will never surrender.

This team has a real chance of creating something special. YOUR TEAM NEEDS YOU. Get down to the County Ground and support them......

COYR
I was at the game last night and listened to radio Wiltshire in the car on the way home. We were superb in the first half but we do need as a team to get some composure in front of goal. As on Saturday there were occasions when we had players wide open but choose to shot not to mention the number blazed over. Very harsh on Nathan T, yes it's stupid but what's he supposed to do let him walk through on goal - we were still trying to get back into the game. Yes he and his brother (and Branco) need to dive in less but for flippin hecks sake if they were perfect they'd be playing Champions League football. They all put in unbelievable effort. Listening to Cooper was very good last night too. No crying over injuries. Disappointment of course but pride in the performance of the team and in letting Josh L return to Derby I got the distinct impression we'll definitely have two players in by the weekend. There seemed to me to be a certain under current of confidence that that will be the case as he was unconcerned by Josh returning. I've still a sneaky we'll have Stephens in by the end Coventry game. Finally I for one was extremely proud to be a Town fan last night with some of the football our team played being top top draw. As others have mentioned the crowd was dire and a worry. I get the game on Saturday was dull and I fear we may have many more of them at Mecca because to be blunt teams aren't going to dare to come and attack as we'll murder them. But that said: Dear Swindonians and Moonrakers Please get yourselves down to the County Ground and come and watch this exciting new team develop a brand of football the like of which I never thought we'd see. Come an see the Swindon Pirlo weave his magic and control games, come an admire the brothers giving everything for their home town club, come and see a whole team together as one and giving 100% for the shirt. They shall fight at Stadium MK, we shall fight at Brammall Lane, we shall fight them at Fleetwood's Highbury Stadium, we shall fight with growing confidence and strength in the air, we shall defend our shirt, what ever the cost may be. We shall fight them home and away, tirelessly giving all up front, in the middle of the park and defending for our lives, we shall fight for Swindon Town and we will never surrender. This team has a real chance of creating something special. YOUR TEAM NEEDS YOU. Get down to the County Ground and support them...... COYR dreamofacleansheet2
  • Score: 61

10:06am Wed 27 Aug 14

LeGod says...

Superb performance from our team and totally dominated them in the first half and it would have been great if we could have progressed as the players deserved it given their performance.
MC has to take alot of credit for the way we are playing whether they rested a few or not they are still achampionship side.
The people of Swindon should be ashamed they are not coming to the CG to support their club and i get fed up of the moaners on here half of most probably havent seen them play this season.
Well done MC and all the players a great performance but we move on to the next game.
Superb performance from our team and totally dominated them in the first half and it would have been great if we could have progressed as the players deserved it given their performance. MC has to take alot of credit for the way we are playing whether they rested a few or not they are still achampionship side. The people of Swindon should be ashamed they are not coming to the CG to support their club and i get fed up of the moaners on here half of most probably havent seen them play this season. Well done MC and all the players a great performance but we move on to the next game. LeGod
  • Score: 19

10:10am Wed 27 Aug 14

Newshoes84 says...

Very proud of the team's performance last night. My only disappointment was the poor attendance. I understand there are 3 home games this week which means people have to pick and choose but there are people I speak to who trot out the line " I would come if the tickets were cheaper" yet the club put them down to £12 for a game against higher league opposition and there is a 1000 less people there than for Crewe! You can bet these same people would have happily paid £25-£30 if we had drawn man u to come and watch their youth team!

Also annoyed by the hundreds that decided to leave once Brighton went 3-1 up. It was like they had only come to watch us if we were going to win and and at that point the team needed our support more than ever. They should have stayed until the end to give our team the applause they deserved especially after the very brave effort in the 2nd half of extra time.
Very proud of the team's performance last night. My only disappointment was the poor attendance. I understand there are 3 home games this week which means people have to pick and choose but there are people I speak to who trot out the line " I would come if the tickets were cheaper" yet the club put them down to £12 for a game against higher league opposition and there is a 1000 less people there than for Crewe! You can bet these same people would have happily paid £25-£30 if we had drawn man u to come and watch their youth team! Also annoyed by the hundreds that decided to leave once Brighton went 3-1 up. It was like they had only come to watch us if we were going to win and and at that point the team needed our support more than ever. They should have stayed until the end to give our team the applause they deserved especially after the very brave effort in the 2nd half of extra time. Newshoes84
  • Score: 24

10:22am Wed 27 Aug 14

mancrobin says...

Stfcgj wrote:
mancrobin wrote:
Fods, Barthram, Branco, Turnbull, Lelan, Byrne, L Thompson, Kasim, Llonguo, Waldon, Williams. Enough players for Saturday and I'd expect them to win.
Lelan has returned to Derby! His short term deal expired after the Crewe game! And Cooper last night seemed to indicate that was end of it!
Forgot Brad Smith who will come in for Lelan. Marshall and Belford on the bench with a few youngsters and trialists. Still think we will win.
[quote][p][bold]Stfcgj[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mancrobin[/bold] wrote: Fods, Barthram, Branco, Turnbull, Lelan, Byrne, L Thompson, Kasim, Llonguo, Waldon, Williams. Enough players for Saturday and I'd expect them to win.[/p][/quote]Lelan has returned to Derby! His short term deal expired after the Crewe game! And Cooper last night seemed to indicate that was end of it![/p][/quote]Forgot Brad Smith who will come in for Lelan. Marshall and Belford on the bench with a few youngsters and trialists. Still think we will win. mancrobin
  • Score: 2

10:24am Wed 27 Aug 14

Redgollum says...

mancrobin wrote:
Fods, Barthram, Branco, Turnbull, Lelan, Byrne, L Thompson, Kasim, Llonguo, Waldon, Williams. Enough players for Saturday and I'd expect them to win.
I thought that Lelan had gone back. I never saw the point of signing him for a month anyway, he wasn't allowed to play in either cup game. IMO a waste of time & effort.
[quote][p][bold]mancrobin[/bold] wrote: Fods, Barthram, Branco, Turnbull, Lelan, Byrne, L Thompson, Kasim, Llonguo, Waldon, Williams. Enough players for Saturday and I'd expect them to win.[/p][/quote]I thought that Lelan had gone back. I never saw the point of signing him for a month anyway, he wasn't allowed to play in either cup game. IMO a waste of time & effort. Redgollum
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10:24am Wed 27 Aug 14

Oi Den! says...

Wilesy wrote:
Focus on the positives we played fantastic football against a Championship club.

At 3-1 down with 10 men and Smith carrying a knock we gave our all and almost made it 3-3.

Yes Nathan deserved his red but also deserves praise for not giving up on the 120 minute mark and still trying to stop the opposition scoring, professional players don't just let the attacker score. He had a great game.

Kasim was outstanding, hope we can hold on to him, if he keeps playing like this higher leagues will be paying attention but will cost some serious money. Some of the touches where he caught the ball on his foot and his dribbling was sublime, and a fantastic goal.
Wilesy, he also picked up a yellow card for a ridiculous two handed push on Lua Lua right on the touch line near the halfway line, as well as getting away with a few other things. We all love his commitment but he's just got to clean it up.

On a more general note, as good as it was for most of last night our defending was poor (excepting the first goal of course!) and we were playing a second tier second string. At the moment we seem on course for something very similar to last season. Not the end of the world but we don't want to be drifting along forever as an attractive mid-table side.
[quote][p][bold]Wilesy[/bold] wrote: Focus on the positives we played fantastic football against a Championship club. At 3-1 down with 10 men and Smith carrying a knock we gave our all and almost made it 3-3. Yes Nathan deserved his red but also deserves praise for not giving up on the 120 minute mark and still trying to stop the opposition scoring, professional players don't just let the attacker score. He had a great game. Kasim was outstanding, hope we can hold on to him, if he keeps playing like this higher leagues will be paying attention but will cost some serious money. Some of the touches where he caught the ball on his foot and his dribbling was sublime, and a fantastic goal.[/p][/quote]Wilesy, he also picked up a yellow card for a ridiculous two handed push on Lua Lua right on the touch line near the halfway line, as well as getting away with a few other things. We all love his commitment but he's just got to clean it up. On a more general note, as good as it was for most of last night our defending was poor (excepting the first goal of course!) and we were playing a second tier second string. At the moment we seem on course for something very similar to last season. Not the end of the world but we don't want to be drifting along forever as an attractive mid-table side. Oi Den!
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10:29am Wed 27 Aug 14

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10:10am Wed 27 Aug 14

Newshoes84 says...

Very proud of the team's performance last night. My only disappointment was the poor attendance. I understand there are 3 home games this week which means people have to pick and choose but there are people I speak to who trot out the line " I would come if the tickets were cheaper" yet the club put them down to £12 for a game against higher league opposition and there is a 1000 less people there than for Crewe! You can bet these same people would have happily paid £25-£30 if we had drawn man u to come and watch their youth team!

Also annoyed by the hundreds that decided to leave once Brighton went 3-1 up. It was like they had only come to watch us if we were going to win and and at that point the team needed our support more than ever. They should have stayed until the end to give our team the applause they deserved especially after the very brave effort in the 2nd half of extra time.
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Some, like myself have elderly to look after (a 91 year old) and we always leave before the final whistle, so he can get down the stairs and not get jostled/rushed.....a tad doddery. Hence the reason we left early. But I agree with your sentiment.


Score: 0   . Quote Report this post .. . 10:10am Wed 27 Aug 14 Newshoes84 says... Very proud of the team's performance last night. My only disappointment was the poor attendance. I understand there are 3 home games this week which means people have to pick and choose but there are people I speak to who trot out the line " I would come if the tickets were cheaper" yet the club put them down to £12 for a game against higher league opposition and there is a 1000 less people there than for Crewe! You can bet these same people would have happily paid £25-£30 if we had drawn man u to come and watch their youth team! Also annoyed by the hundreds that decided to leave once Brighton went 3-1 up. It was like they had only come to watch us if we were going to win and and at that point the team needed our support more than ever. They should have stayed until the end to give our team the applause they deserved especially after the very brave effort in the 2nd half of extra time. Score: 0 Some, like myself have elderly to look after (a 91 year old) and we always leave before the final whistle, so he can get down the stairs and not get jostled/rushed.....a tad doddery. Hence the reason we left early. But I agree with your sentiment.  Cooking_by_smoke_alarm
  • Score: 5

10:36am Wed 27 Aug 14

Oi Den! says...

Dreamo, the Brighton player still had Foderingham to beat before he was fouled. Fodders would have had at least as much chance of preventing a goal then as saving a penalty. And at least we'd not have yet another suspension looming.
Dreamo, the Brighton player still had Foderingham to beat before he was fouled. Fodders would have had at least as much chance of preventing a goal then as saving a penalty. And at least we'd not have yet another suspension looming. Oi Den!
  • Score: 4

10:54am Wed 27 Aug 14

the wizard says...

By any chance are you the guys in Row M in the DR stand, around seats 107 ?
By any chance are you the guys in Row M in the DR stand, around seats 107 ? the wizard
  • Score: -1

11:00am Wed 27 Aug 14

Since 1950 says...

meadowred wrote:
Since 1950 wrote:
The team and all conserned can all be very proud of the effort put in by 'Coopers Kids' last night, there's no doubting that. They gave all.
However, it has to be said, once again we squandered chances and should have gone in at half time in front even with Inces's worldy. Once more Nathan has let the team down with an utterly pointless sending off in the last seconds. Does he learn nothing? He is, I am afraid, becoming a liability in that regard. Big headache now for Saturday with the suspension and injuries.
I await the thumbs down for telling the truth.
As mentioned all the team played well and thought Nathan was outstanding against a very tough striking partnership upfront, sometimes things happen very quickly in football and i`m sure with hindsight Nathan may not have done the same again but he was a great leader, wore the shirt proudly and should great ability for most of the match so cannot be critical of one mistake.
The trouble with Nathan meadowred is that it is not an isolated incident. It happened again only a couple of weeks ago and is becoming a feature of his game now. Two reds in what, six games since the start of the new campaign , five in which he played? A great player, undoubtedly. Committed, unquestionably but stupid, unfortunately. We will now be without his leadership and skills on Saturday in a game which matters and where we will be lucky to fill the bench. Did that not occur to him do you suppose?
[quote][p][bold]meadowred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: The team and all conserned can all be very proud of the effort put in by 'Coopers Kids' last night, there's no doubting that. They gave all. However, it has to be said, once again we squandered chances and should have gone in at half time in front even with Inces's worldy. Once more Nathan has let the team down with an utterly pointless sending off in the last seconds. Does he learn nothing? He is, I am afraid, becoming a liability in that regard. Big headache now for Saturday with the suspension and injuries. I await the thumbs down for telling the truth.[/p][/quote]As mentioned all the team played well and thought Nathan was outstanding against a very tough striking partnership upfront, sometimes things happen very quickly in football and i`m sure with hindsight Nathan may not have done the same again but he was a great leader, wore the shirt proudly and should great ability for most of the match so cannot be critical of one mistake.[/p][/quote]The trouble with Nathan meadowred is that it is not an isolated incident. It happened again only a couple of weeks ago and is becoming a feature of his game now. Two reds in what, six games since the start of the new campaign , five in which he played? A great player, undoubtedly. Committed, unquestionably but stupid, unfortunately. We will now be without his leadership and skills on Saturday in a game which matters and where we will be lucky to fill the bench. Did that not occur to him do you suppose? Since 1950
  • Score: -1

11:08am Wed 27 Aug 14

the wizard says...

1950, Totally agree, I was making this point last night and pre season brought up the subject of Nathan and the rest of the team and the disciplinary record costing us points because players not available and fielding a weakened side. I got slated for it then and again last night. He is rapidly getting a reputation and refs will not stand for it. If the rest of the team were playing their positions his red tackles would not occur as often. I said pre match yesterday that it was essential to leave three in our half at all times, two deep and one in front. had we done that it would have saved us a lot of grief. That said, I raise my hat once more to Cooper and Williams for what they are achieving here on a shoe string. Van Gaul could learn much from what we are doing, lol.
1950, Totally agree, I was making this point last night and pre season brought up the subject of Nathan and the rest of the team and the disciplinary record costing us points because players not available and fielding a weakened side. I got slated for it then and again last night. He is rapidly getting a reputation and refs will not stand for it. If the rest of the team were playing their positions his red tackles would not occur as often. I said pre match yesterday that it was essential to leave three in our half at all times, two deep and one in front. had we done that it would have saved us a lot of grief. That said, I raise my hat once more to Cooper and Williams for what they are achieving here on a shoe string. Van Gaul could learn much from what we are doing, lol. the wizard
  • Score: 0

11:08am Wed 27 Aug 14

jfl says...

the wizard wrote:
By any chance are you the guys in Row M in the DR stand, around seats 107 ?
Mission Control?
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: By any chance are you the guys in Row M in the DR stand, around seats 107 ?[/p][/quote]Mission Control? jfl
  • Score: 0

11:18am Wed 27 Aug 14

Cooking_by_smoke_alarm says...

the wizard says...

By any chance are you the guys in Row M in the DR stand, around seats 107 ?
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No sorry. I have heard that they can cook with aplomb., unlike....

Arkells stand.
Anything about STFC, Tanks and WWII is our Forte.
the wizard says... By any chance are you the guys in Row M in the DR stand, around seats 107 ? Score: 0 No sorry. I have heard that they can cook with aplomb., unlike.... Arkells stand. Anything about STFC, Tanks and WWII is our Forte. Cooking_by_smoke_alarm
  • Score: -1

11:24am Wed 27 Aug 14

avo says...

old town robin wrote:
Since 1950 wrote:
The team and all conserned can all be very proud of the effort put in by 'Coopers Kids' last night, there's no doubting that. They gave all.
However, it has to be said, once again we squandered chances and should have gone in at half time in front even with Inces's worldy. Once more Nathan has let the team down with an utterly pointless sending off in the last seconds. Does he learn nothing? He is, I am afraid, becoming a liability in that regard. Big headache now for Saturday with the suspension and injuries.
I await the thumbs down for telling the truth.
First half was superb and as you say we should have been a couple of goals up and out of sight. Brighton only came into the game after we scored, we were probably tiring as we started to sit deeper and allowed them more time and space.

Surprised nobody else has mentioned the foul in their area on Barker, (who has improved considerably). From where I was sitting it looked a stonewall penalty with a tackle very similar to that committed by Turnbull for their penalty. The linesman on the Arkells side who we have had several times before was as inept as usual. if that had been given we would have had a very good chance to have won it inside 90 minutes.

We really need to get some loans in before Saturday with so many of the boys carrying knocks plus the unnecessary suspension.
From where I was sat the defender made a great tackle. No penalty.
[quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: The team and all conserned can all be very proud of the effort put in by 'Coopers Kids' last night, there's no doubting that. They gave all. However, it has to be said, once again we squandered chances and should have gone in at half time in front even with Inces's worldy. Once more Nathan has let the team down with an utterly pointless sending off in the last seconds. Does he learn nothing? He is, I am afraid, becoming a liability in that regard. Big headache now for Saturday with the suspension and injuries. I await the thumbs down for telling the truth.[/p][/quote]First half was superb and as you say we should have been a couple of goals up and out of sight. Brighton only came into the game after we scored, we were probably tiring as we started to sit deeper and allowed them more time and space. Surprised nobody else has mentioned the foul in their area on Barker, (who has improved considerably). From where I was sitting it looked a stonewall penalty with a tackle very similar to that committed by Turnbull for their penalty. The linesman on the Arkells side who we have had several times before was as inept as usual. if that had been given we would have had a very good chance to have won it inside 90 minutes. We really need to get some loans in before Saturday with so many of the boys carrying knocks plus the unnecessary suspension.[/p][/quote]From where I was sat the defender made a great tackle. No penalty. avo
  • Score: 2

11:29am Wed 27 Aug 14

meadowred says...

Since 1950 wrote:
meadowred wrote:
Since 1950 wrote:
The team and all conserned can all be very proud of the effort put in by 'Coopers Kids' last night, there's no doubting that. They gave all.
However, it has to be said, once again we squandered chances and should have gone in at half time in front even with Inces's worldy. Once more Nathan has let the team down with an utterly pointless sending off in the last seconds. Does he learn nothing? He is, I am afraid, becoming a liability in that regard. Big headache now for Saturday with the suspension and injuries.
I await the thumbs down for telling the truth.
As mentioned all the team played well and thought Nathan was outstanding against a very tough striking partnership upfront, sometimes things happen very quickly in football and i`m sure with hindsight Nathan may not have done the same again but he was a great leader, wore the shirt proudly and should great ability for most of the match so cannot be critical of one mistake.
The trouble with Nathan meadowred is that it is not an isolated incident. It happened again only a couple of weeks ago and is becoming a feature of his game now. Two reds in what, six games since the start of the new campaign , five in which he played? A great player, undoubtedly. Committed, unquestionably but stupid, unfortunately. We will now be without his leadership and skills on Saturday in a game which matters and where we will be lucky to fill the bench. Did that not occur to him do you suppose?
As mentioned i`m sure with hindsight he would not do again, agreed he has made a few mistakes but more down to 3 at the back meaning he is isolated (one on one a lot more) on the break. Also think he is working hard and learning as a centre back and can hopefully get even better, in the past as a full back was always committed but again some suspect but full on challenges. Personally think last night back three worked extremely hard and I presume Nathan as the seasoned professional is also helping the other young lads out.
[quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]meadowred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: The team and all conserned can all be very proud of the effort put in by 'Coopers Kids' last night, there's no doubting that. They gave all. However, it has to be said, once again we squandered chances and should have gone in at half time in front even with Inces's worldy. Once more Nathan has let the team down with an utterly pointless sending off in the last seconds. Does he learn nothing? He is, I am afraid, becoming a liability in that regard. Big headache now for Saturday with the suspension and injuries. I await the thumbs down for telling the truth.[/p][/quote]As mentioned all the team played well and thought Nathan was outstanding against a very tough striking partnership upfront, sometimes things happen very quickly in football and i`m sure with hindsight Nathan may not have done the same again but he was a great leader, wore the shirt proudly and should great ability for most of the match so cannot be critical of one mistake.[/p][/quote]The trouble with Nathan meadowred is that it is not an isolated incident. It happened again only a couple of weeks ago and is becoming a feature of his game now. Two reds in what, six games since the start of the new campaign , five in which he played? A great player, undoubtedly. Committed, unquestionably but stupid, unfortunately. We will now be without his leadership and skills on Saturday in a game which matters and where we will be lucky to fill the bench. Did that not occur to him do you suppose?[/p][/quote]As mentioned i`m sure with hindsight he would not do again, agreed he has made a few mistakes but more down to 3 at the back meaning he is isolated (one on one a lot more) on the break. Also think he is working hard and learning as a centre back and can hopefully get even better, in the past as a full back was always committed but again some suspect but full on challenges. Personally think last night back three worked extremely hard and I presume Nathan as the seasoned professional is also helping the other young lads out. meadowred
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11:34am Wed 27 Aug 14

Oi Den! says...

avo wrote:
old town robin wrote:
Since 1950 wrote:
The team and all conserned can all be very proud of the effort put in by 'Coopers Kids' last night, there's no doubting that. They gave all.
However, it has to be said, once again we squandered chances and should have gone in at half time in front even with Inces's worldy. Once more Nathan has let the team down with an utterly pointless sending off in the last seconds. Does he learn nothing? He is, I am afraid, becoming a liability in that regard. Big headache now for Saturday with the suspension and injuries.
I await the thumbs down for telling the truth.
First half was superb and as you say we should have been a couple of goals up and out of sight. Brighton only came into the game after we scored, we were probably tiring as we started to sit deeper and allowed them more time and space.

Surprised nobody else has mentioned the foul in their area on Barker, (who has improved considerably). From where I was sitting it looked a stonewall penalty with a tackle very similar to that committed by Turnbull for their penalty. The linesman on the Arkells side who we have had several times before was as inept as usual. if that had been given we would have had a very good chance to have won it inside 90 minutes.

We really need to get some loans in before Saturday with so many of the boys carrying knocks plus the unnecessary suspension.
From where I was sat the defender made a great tackle. No penalty.
Same here Avo. I did think the ref was far too lenient overall though. By not punishing Branco's lunge, he set a precedent. When Gladwin was floored later on there might have been an element of revenge involved. If Branco had received the booking (at least) that he deserved, all the players would have known where they stood.
[quote][p][bold]avo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: The team and all conserned can all be very proud of the effort put in by 'Coopers Kids' last night, there's no doubting that. They gave all. However, it has to be said, once again we squandered chances and should have gone in at half time in front even with Inces's worldy. Once more Nathan has let the team down with an utterly pointless sending off in the last seconds. Does he learn nothing? He is, I am afraid, becoming a liability in that regard. Big headache now for Saturday with the suspension and injuries. I await the thumbs down for telling the truth.[/p][/quote]First half was superb and as you say we should have been a couple of goals up and out of sight. Brighton only came into the game after we scored, we were probably tiring as we started to sit deeper and allowed them more time and space. Surprised nobody else has mentioned the foul in their area on Barker, (who has improved considerably). From where I was sitting it looked a stonewall penalty with a tackle very similar to that committed by Turnbull for their penalty. The linesman on the Arkells side who we have had several times before was as inept as usual. if that had been given we would have had a very good chance to have won it inside 90 minutes. We really need to get some loans in before Saturday with so many of the boys carrying knocks plus the unnecessary suspension.[/p][/quote]From where I was sat the defender made a great tackle. No penalty.[/p][/quote]Same here Avo. I did think the ref was far too lenient overall though. By not punishing Branco's lunge, he set a precedent. When Gladwin was floored later on there might have been an element of revenge involved. If Branco had received the booking (at least) that he deserved, all the players would have known where they stood. Oi Den!
  • Score: 2

11:40am Wed 27 Aug 14

dreamofacleansheet2 says...

Den et al. With hindsight he wouldn't have fouled him. It was the last minute of extra time with us one down. He didn't go into that tackle thinking he was going to foul him. He tried to win the ball back. He failed.

Yes his disciplinary record is poor and certainly he needs to improve it but to have a go at it for last nights one seems disproportionately harsh to me after all the efforts in the game. Also we are down to 9.5 men to coin Coopers phrase - we aren't going to leave three at back in the last minute of a cup game.

Let's just appreciate the performance, the hard work, the free flowing football and the development of this team. Yes of course there are areas for improvement and yes we need players in but let's give them the support and encouragement rather than constantly picking up in the negatives. I'm not naive enough to think there aren't negatives but lets take the flippin positives - there are a lot................
Den et al. With hindsight he wouldn't have fouled him. It was the last minute of extra time with us one down. He didn't go into that tackle thinking he was going to foul him. He tried to win the ball back. He failed. Yes his disciplinary record is poor and certainly he needs to improve it but to have a go at it for last nights one seems disproportionately harsh to me after all the efforts in the game. Also we are down to 9.5 men to coin Coopers phrase - we aren't going to leave three at back in the last minute of a cup game. Let's just appreciate the performance, the hard work, the free flowing football and the development of this team. Yes of course there are areas for improvement and yes we need players in but let's give them the support and encouragement rather than constantly picking up in the negatives. I'm not naive enough to think there aren't negatives but lets take the flippin positives - there are a lot................ dreamofacleansheet2
  • Score: 11

11:43am Wed 27 Aug 14

Since 1950 says...

the wizard wrote:
1950, Totally agree, I was making this point last night and pre season brought up the subject of Nathan and the rest of the team and the disciplinary record costing us points because players not available and fielding a weakened side. I got slated for it then and again last night. He is rapidly getting a reputation and refs will not stand for it. If the rest of the team were playing their positions his red tackles would not occur as often. I said pre match yesterday that it was essential to leave three in our half at all times, two deep and one in front. had we done that it would have saved us a lot of grief. That said, I raise my hat once more to Cooper and Williams for what they are achieving here on a shoe string. Van Gaul could learn much from what we are doing, lol.
Agreed. Along the rest of the 'greed league' Wiz and the now indecent amount of money that is being spent importing foreign players. But that's another subject!
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: 1950, Totally agree, I was making this point last night and pre season brought up the subject of Nathan and the rest of the team and the disciplinary record costing us points because players not available and fielding a weakened side. I got slated for it then and again last night. He is rapidly getting a reputation and refs will not stand for it. If the rest of the team were playing their positions his red tackles would not occur as often. I said pre match yesterday that it was essential to leave three in our half at all times, two deep and one in front. had we done that it would have saved us a lot of grief. That said, I raise my hat once more to Cooper and Williams for what they are achieving here on a shoe string. Van Gaul could learn much from what we are doing, lol.[/p][/quote]Agreed. Along the rest of the 'greed league' Wiz and the now indecent amount of money that is being spent importing foreign players. But that's another subject! Since 1950
  • Score: 1

11:49am Wed 27 Aug 14

Stfcgj says...

Worrying trend for me is that Town have now conceded 4 penalties already this season and that's not counting the one against Southampton!
Worrying trend for me is that Town have now conceded 4 penalties already this season and that's not counting the one against Southampton! Stfcgj
  • Score: 1

12:00pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Wilesy says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Wilesy wrote:
Focus on the positives we played fantastic football against a Championship club.

At 3-1 down with 10 men and Smith carrying a knock we gave our all and almost made it 3-3.

Yes Nathan deserved his red but also deserves praise for not giving up on the 120 minute mark and still trying to stop the opposition scoring, professional players don't just let the attacker score. He had a great game.

Kasim was outstanding, hope we can hold on to him, if he keeps playing like this higher leagues will be paying attention but will cost some serious money. Some of the touches where he caught the ball on his foot and his dribbling was sublime, and a fantastic goal.
Wilesy, he also picked up a yellow card for a ridiculous two handed push on Lua Lua right on the touch line near the halfway line, as well as getting away with a few other things. We all love his commitment but he's just got to clean it up.

On a more general note, as good as it was for most of last night our defending was poor (excepting the first goal of course!) and we were playing a second tier second string. At the moment we seem on course for something very similar to last season. Not the end of the world but we don't want to be drifting along forever as an attractive mid-table side.
I remember thinking at the time that both Nathan's and Kasim's bookings were taking one for the team as we were getting caught on a fast break whilst short at the back and given the option of each booking or 0-2 I would have preferred the bookings. Agree with the general thoughts though he does lunge in.

Our defensive shortcomings are well documented (lack of aerial ability and occasional rash challenges) so that hasn't changed and simply won't change until we change and think we will have to continue to ride our luck for now. I can also see a Foderingham red card at some point as 'sweeper keeper'.

Agree on the ref thought the Branco and subsequent challenge on Gladwin deserved cards. The tackle on Barker looked a good one though.

Regardless of maybe not being Brighton's top options I thought their strikers were a good mixture of strength and speed and would give any League 1 side problems. The Spanish lad has played 150 La Liga games so no mug.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wilesy[/bold] wrote: Focus on the positives we played fantastic football against a Championship club. At 3-1 down with 10 men and Smith carrying a knock we gave our all and almost made it 3-3. Yes Nathan deserved his red but also deserves praise for not giving up on the 120 minute mark and still trying to stop the opposition scoring, professional players don't just let the attacker score. He had a great game. Kasim was outstanding, hope we can hold on to him, if he keeps playing like this higher leagues will be paying attention but will cost some serious money. Some of the touches where he caught the ball on his foot and his dribbling was sublime, and a fantastic goal.[/p][/quote]Wilesy, he also picked up a yellow card for a ridiculous two handed push on Lua Lua right on the touch line near the halfway line, as well as getting away with a few other things. We all love his commitment but he's just got to clean it up. On a more general note, as good as it was for most of last night our defending was poor (excepting the first goal of course!) and we were playing a second tier second string. At the moment we seem on course for something very similar to last season. Not the end of the world but we don't want to be drifting along forever as an attractive mid-table side.[/p][/quote]I remember thinking at the time that both Nathan's and Kasim's bookings were taking one for the team as we were getting caught on a fast break whilst short at the back and given the option of each booking or 0-2 I would have preferred the bookings. Agree with the general thoughts though he does lunge in. Our defensive shortcomings are well documented (lack of aerial ability and occasional rash challenges) so that hasn't changed and simply won't change until we change and think we will have to continue to ride our luck for now. I can also see a Foderingham red card at some point as 'sweeper keeper'. Agree on the ref thought the Branco and subsequent challenge on Gladwin deserved cards. The tackle on Barker looked a good one though. Regardless of maybe not being Brighton's top options I thought their strikers were a good mixture of strength and speed and would give any League 1 side problems. The Spanish lad has played 150 La Liga games so no mug. Wilesy
  • Score: 1

12:02pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Wilesy says...

Wilesy wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Wilesy wrote:
Focus on the positives we played fantastic football against a Championship club.

At 3-1 down with 10 men and Smith carrying a knock we gave our all and almost made it 3-3.

Yes Nathan deserved his red but also deserves praise for not giving up on the 120 minute mark and still trying to stop the opposition scoring, professional players don't just let the attacker score. He had a great game.

Kasim was outstanding, hope we can hold on to him, if he keeps playing like this higher leagues will be paying attention but will cost some serious money. Some of the touches where he caught the ball on his foot and his dribbling was sublime, and a fantastic goal.
Wilesy, he also picked up a yellow card for a ridiculous two handed push on Lua Lua right on the touch line near the halfway line, as well as getting away with a few other things. We all love his commitment but he's just got to clean it up.

On a more general note, as good as it was for most of last night our defending was poor (excepting the first goal of course!) and we were playing a second tier second string. At the moment we seem on course for something very similar to last season. Not the end of the world but we don't want to be drifting along forever as an attractive mid-table side.
I remember thinking at the time that both Nathan's and Kasim's bookings were taking one for the team as we were getting caught on a fast break whilst short at the back and given the option of each booking or 0-2 I would have preferred the bookings. Agree with the general thoughts though he does lunge in.

Our defensive shortcomings are well documented (lack of aerial ability and occasional rash challenges) so that hasn't changed and simply won't change until we change and think we will have to continue to ride our luck for now. I can also see a Foderingham red card at some point as 'sweeper keeper'.

Agree on the ref thought the Branco and subsequent challenge on Gladwin deserved cards. The tackle on Barker looked a good one though.

Regardless of maybe not being Brighton's top options I thought their strikers were a good mixture of strength and speed and would give any League 1 side problems. The Spanish lad has played 150 La Liga games so no mug.
*until we change the players
[quote][p][bold]Wilesy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wilesy[/bold] wrote: Focus on the positives we played fantastic football against a Championship club. At 3-1 down with 10 men and Smith carrying a knock we gave our all and almost made it 3-3. Yes Nathan deserved his red but also deserves praise for not giving up on the 120 minute mark and still trying to stop the opposition scoring, professional players don't just let the attacker score. He had a great game. Kasim was outstanding, hope we can hold on to him, if he keeps playing like this higher leagues will be paying attention but will cost some serious money. Some of the touches where he caught the ball on his foot and his dribbling was sublime, and a fantastic goal.[/p][/quote]Wilesy, he also picked up a yellow card for a ridiculous two handed push on Lua Lua right on the touch line near the halfway line, as well as getting away with a few other things. We all love his commitment but he's just got to clean it up. On a more general note, as good as it was for most of last night our defending was poor (excepting the first goal of course!) and we were playing a second tier second string. At the moment we seem on course for something very similar to last season. Not the end of the world but we don't want to be drifting along forever as an attractive mid-table side.[/p][/quote]I remember thinking at the time that both Nathan's and Kasim's bookings were taking one for the team as we were getting caught on a fast break whilst short at the back and given the option of each booking or 0-2 I would have preferred the bookings. Agree with the general thoughts though he does lunge in. Our defensive shortcomings are well documented (lack of aerial ability and occasional rash challenges) so that hasn't changed and simply won't change until we change and think we will have to continue to ride our luck for now. I can also see a Foderingham red card at some point as 'sweeper keeper'. Agree on the ref thought the Branco and subsequent challenge on Gladwin deserved cards. The tackle on Barker looked a good one though. Regardless of maybe not being Brighton's top options I thought their strikers were a good mixture of strength and speed and would give any League 1 side problems. The Spanish lad has played 150 La Liga games so no mug.[/p][/quote]*until we change the players Wilesy
  • Score: -1

12:13pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Mchalethegreat says...

Love getting minus thumbs for a genuine observation as one of the approx 4800 that actually bothered to turn up. I said I thought some of the football was excellent, that losing the subs was unfortunate and that we need new bodies in desperately. If anyone else feels we didnt slow the game down from the 70th minute to the end of normal time, I'd welcome an alternative view. Bottom line is that if we have 2-3 injuries and a suspension on Saturday we are seriously going to struggle - not a subjective opinion , fact.
Love getting minus thumbs for a genuine observation as one of the approx 4800 that actually bothered to turn up. I said I thought some of the football was excellent, that losing the subs was unfortunate and that we need new bodies in desperately. If anyone else feels we didnt slow the game down from the 70th minute to the end of normal time, I'd welcome an alternative view. Bottom line is that if we have 2-3 injuries and a suspension on Saturday we are seriously going to struggle - not a subjective opinion , fact. Mchalethegreat
  • Score: 0

12:15pm Wed 27 Aug 14

the wizard says...

jfl wrote:
the wizard wrote:
By any chance are you the guys in Row M in the DR stand, around seats 107 ?
Mission Control?
AH Mission Control, yes he was a nice guy, and feared by the bookies. Mr Dewar I believe his name is. I got the rows wrong and thought the guys mentioned actually sat in row O. MC sat in row M, complete with his radio etc, and leaving to get his bus and no doubt pick up his winnings from the bookies.

Due to my circumstances changing I cannot get to every home game so I gave up my season ticket in that area. Some really great guys sat along that section, some from Hanborough who were very senior in years, great guys, and I hope they are well.
[quote][p][bold]jfl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: By any chance are you the guys in Row M in the DR stand, around seats 107 ?[/p][/quote]Mission Control?[/p][/quote]AH Mission Control, yes he was a nice guy, and feared by the bookies. Mr Dewar I believe his name is. I got the rows wrong and thought the guys mentioned actually sat in row O. MC sat in row M, complete with his radio etc, and leaving to get his bus and no doubt pick up his winnings from the bookies. Due to my circumstances changing I cannot get to every home game so I gave up my season ticket in that area. Some really great guys sat along that section, some from Hanborough who were very senior in years, great guys, and I hope they are well. the wizard
  • Score: -1

12:22pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Is that you Lovesey says...

Mchalethegreat wrote:
Love getting minus thumbs for a genuine observation as one of the approx 4800 that actually bothered to turn up. I said I thought some of the football was excellent, that losing the subs was unfortunate and that we need new bodies in desperately. If anyone else feels we didnt slow the game down from the 70th minute to the end of normal time, I'd welcome an alternative view. Bottom line is that if we have 2-3 injuries and a suspension on Saturday we are seriously going to struggle - not a subjective opinion , fact.
Dont worry I got thumbs down for saying I was bored Saturday, but again that was a fact !!!

I nearly didn't renew my ST's this year and felt like taking a Mark Cooper Sabatical..... But I stuck with it for now, but I WAS BORED SATURDAY

Watching us keep the ball in our own half is borrrriiiiiiiing....
......
[quote][p][bold]Mchalethegreat[/bold] wrote: Love getting minus thumbs for a genuine observation as one of the approx 4800 that actually bothered to turn up. I said I thought some of the football was excellent, that losing the subs was unfortunate and that we need new bodies in desperately. If anyone else feels we didnt slow the game down from the 70th minute to the end of normal time, I'd welcome an alternative view. Bottom line is that if we have 2-3 injuries and a suspension on Saturday we are seriously going to struggle - not a subjective opinion , fact.[/p][/quote]Dont worry I got thumbs down for saying I was bored Saturday, but again that was a fact !!! I nearly didn't renew my ST's this year and felt like taking a Mark Cooper Sabatical..... But I stuck with it for now, but I WAS BORED SATURDAY Watching us keep the ball in our own half is borrrriiiiiiiing.... ...... Is that you Lovesey
  • Score: -19

12:40pm Wed 27 Aug 14

the wizard says...

Lovesey, I think most of us agree with you, but, I reckon Power is busy behind the scenes trying to get the right players as opposed to any player who plays in that position in through the door. Lets be honest, he has done well so far and some of the signings have been very shrewd . We all live in hope for something positive to happen, and all comes to those that wait, so they say.
Lovesey, I think most of us agree with you, but, I reckon Power is busy behind the scenes trying to get the right players as opposed to any player who plays in that position in through the door. Lets be honest, he has done well so far and some of the signings have been very shrewd . We all live in hope for something positive to happen, and all comes to those that wait, so they say. the wizard
  • Score: 4

1:20pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Vintage Trouble says...

the wizard wrote:
1950, Totally agree, I was making this point last night and pre season brought up the subject of Nathan and the rest of the team and the disciplinary record costing us points because players not available and fielding a weakened side. I got slated for it then and again last night. He is rapidly getting a reputation and refs will not stand for it. If the rest of the team were playing their positions his red tackles would not occur as often. I said pre match yesterday that it was essential to leave three in our half at all times, two deep and one in front. had we done that it would have saved us a lot of grief. That said, I raise my hat once more to Cooper and Williams for what they are achieving here on a shoe string. Van Gaul could learn much from what we are doing, lol.
You have to have a high defensive line to play our style of football. It wouldn't work with massive gaps between the defence and midfield, midfield and forwards.
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: 1950, Totally agree, I was making this point last night and pre season brought up the subject of Nathan and the rest of the team and the disciplinary record costing us points because players not available and fielding a weakened side. I got slated for it then and again last night. He is rapidly getting a reputation and refs will not stand for it. If the rest of the team were playing their positions his red tackles would not occur as often. I said pre match yesterday that it was essential to leave three in our half at all times, two deep and one in front. had we done that it would have saved us a lot of grief. That said, I raise my hat once more to Cooper and Williams for what they are achieving here on a shoe string. Van Gaul could learn much from what we are doing, lol.[/p][/quote]You have to have a high defensive line to play our style of football. It wouldn't work with massive gaps between the defence and midfield, midfield and forwards. Vintage Trouble
  • Score: 2

1:42pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Oi Den! says...

Mchalethegreat wrote:
Love getting minus thumbs for a genuine observation as one of the approx 4800 that actually bothered to turn up. I said I thought some of the football was excellent, that losing the subs was unfortunate and that we need new bodies in desperately. If anyone else feels we didnt slow the game down from the 70th minute to the end of normal time, I'd welcome an alternative view. Bottom line is that if we have 2-3 injuries and a suspension on Saturday we are seriously going to struggle - not a subjective opinion , fact.
Sometimes I think it's not really "negativity" that people object to on here but any comment that's not tilted grossly in favour of us. I'm constantly being told that I'm negative, despite: supporting the manager from day one and praising him repeatedly since it became clear that he was doing a good job in difficult circumstances; describing Foderingham as the best Town keeper I've ever seen; hailing the commitment and work rate of both Thompsons, Williams and Smith; describing Kasim and Luongo as excellent footballers... There must be more "positivity" that I can't bring to mind right now but it wouldn't make any difference anyway. If you're not constantly saying how wonderful we are you must be "negative".

And, as you infer, some of the people who moan on here about negativity can't even be bothered to support "their" team.
[quote][p][bold]Mchalethegreat[/bold] wrote: Love getting minus thumbs for a genuine observation as one of the approx 4800 that actually bothered to turn up. I said I thought some of the football was excellent, that losing the subs was unfortunate and that we need new bodies in desperately. If anyone else feels we didnt slow the game down from the 70th minute to the end of normal time, I'd welcome an alternative view. Bottom line is that if we have 2-3 injuries and a suspension on Saturday we are seriously going to struggle - not a subjective opinion , fact.[/p][/quote]Sometimes I think it's not really "negativity" that people object to on here but any comment that's not tilted grossly in favour of us. I'm constantly being told that I'm negative, despite: supporting the manager from day one and praising him repeatedly since it became clear that he was doing a good job in difficult circumstances; describing Foderingham as the best Town keeper I've ever seen; hailing the commitment and work rate of both Thompsons, Williams and Smith; describing Kasim and Luongo as excellent footballers... There must be more "positivity" that I can't bring to mind right now but it wouldn't make any difference anyway. If you're not constantly saying how wonderful we are you must be "negative". And, as you infer, some of the people who moan on here about negativity can't even be bothered to support "their" team. Oi Den!
  • Score: -1

1:56pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Mchalethegreat says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Mchalethegreat wrote: Love getting minus thumbs for a genuine observation as one of the approx 4800 that actually bothered to turn up. I said I thought some of the football was excellent, that losing the subs was unfortunate and that we need new bodies in desperately. If anyone else feels we didnt slow the game down from the 70th minute to the end of normal time, I'd welcome an alternative view. Bottom line is that if we have 2-3 injuries and a suspension on Saturday we are seriously going to struggle - not a subjective opinion , fact.
Sometimes I think it's not really "negativity" that people object to on here but any comment that's not tilted grossly in favour of us. I'm constantly being told that I'm negative, despite: supporting the manager from day one and praising him repeatedly since it became clear that he was doing a good job in difficult circumstances; describing Foderingham as the best Town keeper I've ever seen; hailing the commitment and work rate of both Thompsons, Williams and Smith; describing Kasim and Luongo as excellent footballers... There must be more "positivity" that I can't bring to mind right now but it wouldn't make any difference anyway. If you're not constantly saying how wonderful we are you must be "negative". And, as you infer, some of the people who moan on here about negativity can't even be bothered to support "their" team.
I hear you. I genuinely try to make constructive comments but in my view we missed a trick by sitting back when Brighton were looking rocky during the period after we scored and if there keeper had taken as long as Wes was with his kicks the crowd would have been asking the referee to book him. Anyway just to repeat, first half and up to 70 I genuinely felt we were playing some really good stuff but we then took it down to the pace we played against Crewe and I am assuming MC must have relayed that tactic to the players.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mchalethegreat[/bold] wrote: Love getting minus thumbs for a genuine observation as one of the approx 4800 that actually bothered to turn up. I said I thought some of the football was excellent, that losing the subs was unfortunate and that we need new bodies in desperately. If anyone else feels we didnt slow the game down from the 70th minute to the end of normal time, I'd welcome an alternative view. Bottom line is that if we have 2-3 injuries and a suspension on Saturday we are seriously going to struggle - not a subjective opinion , fact.[/p][/quote]Sometimes I think it's not really "negativity" that people object to on here but any comment that's not tilted grossly in favour of us. I'm constantly being told that I'm negative, despite: supporting the manager from day one and praising him repeatedly since it became clear that he was doing a good job in difficult circumstances; describing Foderingham as the best Town keeper I've ever seen; hailing the commitment and work rate of both Thompsons, Williams and Smith; describing Kasim and Luongo as excellent footballers... There must be more "positivity" that I can't bring to mind right now but it wouldn't make any difference anyway. If you're not constantly saying how wonderful we are you must be "negative". And, as you infer, some of the people who moan on here about negativity can't even be bothered to support "their" team.[/p][/quote]I hear you. I genuinely try to make constructive comments but in my view we missed a trick by sitting back when Brighton were looking rocky during the period after we scored and if there keeper had taken as long as Wes was with his kicks the crowd would have been asking the referee to book him. Anyway just to repeat, first half and up to 70 I genuinely felt we were playing some really good stuff but we then took it down to the pace we played against Crewe and I am assuming MC must have relayed that tactic to the players. Mchalethegreat
  • Score: -4

2:05pm Wed 27 Aug 14

the wizard says...

Vintage Trouble wrote:
the wizard wrote:
1950, Totally agree, I was making this point last night and pre season brought up the subject of Nathan and the rest of the team and the disciplinary record costing us points because players not available and fielding a weakened side. I got slated for it then and again last night. He is rapidly getting a reputation and refs will not stand for it. If the rest of the team were playing their positions his red tackles would not occur as often. I said pre match yesterday that it was essential to leave three in our half at all times, two deep and one in front. had we done that it would have saved us a lot of grief. That said, I raise my hat once more to Cooper and Williams for what they are achieving here on a shoe string. Van Gaul could learn much from what we are doing, lol.
You have to have a high defensive line to play our style of football. It wouldn't work with massive gaps between the defence and midfield, midfield and forwards.
Vintage, yes to a point I agree, but for yesterdays game and given their ability they were always going to sit and soak to see what we had to offer. Lets be sure, they have had us watched so knew what we were about before kick off. they were always going to hit us on the break. Regrettably other teams will have taken note of our display last evening. A very good display at that, but we must beware of the quick counter attack and that was our undoing last night, and that isn't taking anything away from anyone. bearing that in mind we must sit somebody deeper in defense or we will leak more preventable goals, sadly.
[quote][p][bold]Vintage Trouble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: 1950, Totally agree, I was making this point last night and pre season brought up the subject of Nathan and the rest of the team and the disciplinary record costing us points because players not available and fielding a weakened side. I got slated for it then and again last night. He is rapidly getting a reputation and refs will not stand for it. If the rest of the team were playing their positions his red tackles would not occur as often. I said pre match yesterday that it was essential to leave three in our half at all times, two deep and one in front. had we done that it would have saved us a lot of grief. That said, I raise my hat once more to Cooper and Williams for what they are achieving here on a shoe string. Van Gaul could learn much from what we are doing, lol.[/p][/quote]You have to have a high defensive line to play our style of football. It wouldn't work with massive gaps between the defence and midfield, midfield and forwards.[/p][/quote]Vintage, yes to a point I agree, but for yesterdays game and given their ability they were always going to sit and soak to see what we had to offer. Lets be sure, they have had us watched so knew what we were about before kick off. they were always going to hit us on the break. Regrettably other teams will have taken note of our display last evening. A very good display at that, but we must beware of the quick counter attack and that was our undoing last night, and that isn't taking anything away from anyone. bearing that in mind we must sit somebody deeper in defense or we will leak more preventable goals, sadly. the wizard
  • Score: 0

2:06pm Wed 27 Aug 14

We are PANTS says...

Hats off to the 4800 home fans that bothered to turn up last night, you were fantastic!!
Hats off and a bow for the 3500 that stayed for the 2nd period of extra time... We were privileged to see a second wonder goal of the night..

To the rest of the "true supporters" WHAT WAS YOUR EXCUSE FOR NOT TURNING UP?? Power has come out and publicly stated that he needs our support to help the club survive!! WAS HE JOKING WHEN HE MADE THAT PLEA?? Many people obviously think he was....... There are and were many pathetic excuses like " I was bored Saturday" or "it's too expensive" or "it's only the league cup" used yesterday.. Well I tell you this you miserable lot of excuse makers, you need to get off your arses and start supporting your club, whilst you still have one....

LETS SEE HOW MANY HOME FANS WE HAVE THERE ON SATURDAY........
Hats off to the 4800 home fans that bothered to turn up last night, you were fantastic!! Hats off and a bow for the 3500 that stayed for the 2nd period of extra time... We were privileged to see a second wonder goal of the night.. To the rest of the "true supporters" WHAT WAS YOUR EXCUSE FOR NOT TURNING UP?? Power has come out and publicly stated that he needs our support to help the club survive!! WAS HE JOKING WHEN HE MADE THAT PLEA?? Many people obviously think he was....... There are and were many pathetic excuses like " I was bored Saturday" or "it's too expensive" or "it's only the league cup" used yesterday.. Well I tell you this you miserable lot of excuse makers, you need to get off your arses and start supporting your club, whilst you still have one.... LETS SEE HOW MANY HOME FANS WE HAVE THERE ON SATURDAY........ We are PANTS
  • Score: 14

2:08pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Oi Den! says...

Mchalethegreat wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Mchalethegreat wrote: Love getting minus thumbs for a genuine observation as one of the approx 4800 that actually bothered to turn up. I said I thought some of the football was excellent, that losing the subs was unfortunate and that we need new bodies in desperately. If anyone else feels we didnt slow the game down from the 70th minute to the end of normal time, I'd welcome an alternative view. Bottom line is that if we have 2-3 injuries and a suspension on Saturday we are seriously going to struggle - not a subjective opinion , fact.
Sometimes I think it's not really "negativity" that people object to on here but any comment that's not tilted grossly in favour of us. I'm constantly being told that I'm negative, despite: supporting the manager from day one and praising him repeatedly since it became clear that he was doing a good job in difficult circumstances; describing Foderingham as the best Town keeper I've ever seen; hailing the commitment and work rate of both Thompsons, Williams and Smith; describing Kasim and Luongo as excellent footballers... There must be more "positivity" that I can't bring to mind right now but it wouldn't make any difference anyway. If you're not constantly saying how wonderful we are you must be "negative". And, as you infer, some of the people who moan on here about negativity can't even be bothered to support "their" team.
I hear you. I genuinely try to make constructive comments but in my view we missed a trick by sitting back when Brighton were looking rocky during the period after we scored and if there keeper had taken as long as Wes was with his kicks the crowd would have been asking the referee to book him. Anyway just to repeat, first half and up to 70 I genuinely felt we were playing some really good stuff but we then took it down to the pace we played against Crewe and I am assuming MC must have relayed that tactic to the players.
I felt the same. Yes, we did play well. Brighton seemed to be there for the taking and we let them off the hook. Perhaps they raised their game. Either way, the substitutions seemed bizarre at the time. When Williams went off I thought "there goes our chance of winning". I'm told he had a back injury. If that's true, there can be no complaints but if it was just a case of "saving them for Saturday" it's a poor show and a game thrown away.
[quote][p][bold]Mchalethegreat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mchalethegreat[/bold] wrote: Love getting minus thumbs for a genuine observation as one of the approx 4800 that actually bothered to turn up. I said I thought some of the football was excellent, that losing the subs was unfortunate and that we need new bodies in desperately. If anyone else feels we didnt slow the game down from the 70th minute to the end of normal time, I'd welcome an alternative view. Bottom line is that if we have 2-3 injuries and a suspension on Saturday we are seriously going to struggle - not a subjective opinion , fact.[/p][/quote]Sometimes I think it's not really "negativity" that people object to on here but any comment that's not tilted grossly in favour of us. I'm constantly being told that I'm negative, despite: supporting the manager from day one and praising him repeatedly since it became clear that he was doing a good job in difficult circumstances; describing Foderingham as the best Town keeper I've ever seen; hailing the commitment and work rate of both Thompsons, Williams and Smith; describing Kasim and Luongo as excellent footballers... There must be more "positivity" that I can't bring to mind right now but it wouldn't make any difference anyway. If you're not constantly saying how wonderful we are you must be "negative". And, as you infer, some of the people who moan on here about negativity can't even be bothered to support "their" team.[/p][/quote]I hear you. I genuinely try to make constructive comments but in my view we missed a trick by sitting back when Brighton were looking rocky during the period after we scored and if there keeper had taken as long as Wes was with his kicks the crowd would have been asking the referee to book him. Anyway just to repeat, first half and up to 70 I genuinely felt we were playing some really good stuff but we then took it down to the pace we played against Crewe and I am assuming MC must have relayed that tactic to the players.[/p][/quote]I felt the same. Yes, we did play well. Brighton seemed to be there for the taking and we let them off the hook. Perhaps they raised their game. Either way, the substitutions seemed bizarre at the time. When Williams went off I thought "there goes our chance of winning". I'm told he had a back injury. If that's true, there can be no complaints but if it was just a case of "saving them for Saturday" it's a poor show and a game thrown away. Oi Den!
  • Score: 2

2:24pm Wed 27 Aug 14

the wizard says...

Consolation is that the yellow scum down the road also lost again last night, double LOL.
Consolation is that the yellow scum down the road also lost again last night, double LOL. the wizard
  • Score: -2

2:31pm Wed 27 Aug 14

smirg kcab says...

We are PANTS wrote:
Hats off to the 4800 home fans that bothered to turn up last night, you were fantastic!!
Hats off and a bow for the 3500 that stayed for the 2nd period of extra time... We were privileged to see a second wonder goal of the night..

To the rest of the "true supporters" WHAT WAS YOUR EXCUSE FOR NOT TURNING UP?? Power has come out and publicly stated that he needs our support to help the club survive!! WAS HE JOKING WHEN HE MADE THAT PLEA?? Many people obviously think he was....... There are and were many pathetic excuses like " I was bored Saturday" or "it's too expensive" or "it's only the league cup" used yesterday.. Well I tell you this you miserable lot of excuse makers, you need to get off your arses and start supporting your club, whilst you still have one....

LETS SEE HOW MANY HOME FANS WE HAVE THERE ON SATURDAY........
Shut up muppet
Even I stayed for the final whistle and I didn't pay.
Coymr
[quote][p][bold]We are PANTS[/bold] wrote: Hats off to the 4800 home fans that bothered to turn up last night, you were fantastic!! Hats off and a bow for the 3500 that stayed for the 2nd period of extra time... We were privileged to see a second wonder goal of the night.. To the rest of the "true supporters" WHAT WAS YOUR EXCUSE FOR NOT TURNING UP?? Power has come out and publicly stated that he needs our support to help the club survive!! WAS HE JOKING WHEN HE MADE THAT PLEA?? Many people obviously think he was....... There are and were many pathetic excuses like " I was bored Saturday" or "it's too expensive" or "it's only the league cup" used yesterday.. Well I tell you this you miserable lot of excuse makers, you need to get off your arses and start supporting your club, whilst you still have one.... LETS SEE HOW MANY HOME FANS WE HAVE THERE ON SATURDAY........[/p][/quote]Shut up muppet Even I stayed for the final whistle and I didn't pay. Coymr smirg kcab
  • Score: -9

2:33pm Wed 27 Aug 14

mancrobin says...

Just a word of warning before we all descend in to a 'rose tinted'/'moaners' or 'season ticket'/'armchair fan' debate.

Few of us fit entirely in to any of those categories and we often have good reason for it due to cost, distance, disability or just sheer, genuine difference of opinion. We don't have to sign up to any of those camps and neither is it the role of this forum to force anyone in any particular one.

Vive la difference and well done to the team and fans who were there last night to produce and witness, what by the sound of it, was a genuine Cup classic.

It's seems clear to me that we have a young team that not only has got skill but passion as well. That's what I like about Nathan Thompson. Long may it continue.

Can't wait to see the Town for the first time which has now been delayed due to our surfeit of internationals!
Just a word of warning before we all descend in to a 'rose tinted'/'moaners' or 'season ticket'/'armchair fan' debate. Few of us fit entirely in to any of those categories and we often have good reason for it due to cost, distance, disability or just sheer, genuine difference of opinion. We don't have to sign up to any of those camps and neither is it the role of this forum to force anyone in any particular one. Vive la difference and well done to the team and fans who were there last night to produce and witness, what by the sound of it, was a genuine Cup classic. It's seems clear to me that we have a young team that not only has got skill but passion as well. That's what I like about Nathan Thompson. Long may it continue. Can't wait to see the Town for the first time which has now been delayed due to our surfeit of internationals! mancrobin
  • Score: 0

2:44pm Wed 27 Aug 14

smirg kcab says...

The only downside to last night was the whole ground was like a morgue, and thousands left when they scored the 3rd and it was a pathetic attendance, something's drastically wrong at the moment.
I would have paid just to watch the first goal alone if I had known
The only downside to last night was the whole ground was like a morgue, and thousands left when they scored the 3rd and it was a pathetic attendance, something's drastically wrong at the moment. I would have paid just to watch the first goal alone if I had known smirg kcab
  • Score: -3

2:48pm Wed 27 Aug 14

redbythesea says...

We are PANTS wrote:
Hats off to the 4800 home fans that bothered to turn up last night, you were fantastic!!
Hats off and a bow for the 3500 that stayed for the 2nd period of extra time... We were privileged to see a second wonder goal of the night..

To the rest of the "true supporters" WHAT WAS YOUR EXCUSE FOR NOT TURNING UP?? Power has come out and publicly stated that he needs our support to help the club survive!! WAS HE JOKING WHEN HE MADE THAT PLEA?? Many people obviously think he was....... There are and were many pathetic excuses like " I was bored Saturday" or "it's too expensive" or "it's only the league cup" used yesterday.. Well I tell you this you miserable lot of excuse makers, you need to get off your arses and start supporting your club, whilst you still have one....

LETS SEE HOW MANY HOME FANS WE HAVE THERE ON SATURDAY........
I really must apologise, and beg your forgiveness. As a season ticket holder, living over 50 miles away from the County Ground, it can get expensive travelling to every game. I also had a job interview last night at 5.30. I appreciate I should have cancelled it, even though the extra money it will bring in will enable me to go to more than the half a dozen away games I attend each season.
I am, however, extremely humble and accept that you are a MUCH better fan than I am, and will be forever indebted to you for pointing that out, and making me feel really bad about myself.
[quote][p][bold]We are PANTS[/bold] wrote: Hats off to the 4800 home fans that bothered to turn up last night, you were fantastic!! Hats off and a bow for the 3500 that stayed for the 2nd period of extra time... We were privileged to see a second wonder goal of the night.. To the rest of the "true supporters" WHAT WAS YOUR EXCUSE FOR NOT TURNING UP?? Power has come out and publicly stated that he needs our support to help the club survive!! WAS HE JOKING WHEN HE MADE THAT PLEA?? Many people obviously think he was....... There are and were many pathetic excuses like " I was bored Saturday" or "it's too expensive" or "it's only the league cup" used yesterday.. Well I tell you this you miserable lot of excuse makers, you need to get off your arses and start supporting your club, whilst you still have one.... LETS SEE HOW MANY HOME FANS WE HAVE THERE ON SATURDAY........[/p][/quote]I really must apologise, and beg your forgiveness. As a season ticket holder, living over 50 miles away from the County Ground, it can get expensive travelling to every game. I also had a job interview last night at 5.30. I appreciate I should have cancelled it, even though the extra money it will bring in will enable me to go to more than the half a dozen away games I attend each season. I am, however, extremely humble and accept that you are a MUCH better fan than I am, and will be forever indebted to you for pointing that out, and making me feel really bad about myself. redbythesea
  • Score: 0

2:50pm Wed 27 Aug 14

smirg kcab says...

Powers played Russian roulette with his paper thin squad, the trigger has been pulled now with the bullet in.
Over to you to get six players in
Powers played Russian roulette with his paper thin squad, the trigger has been pulled now with the bullet in. Over to you to get six players in smirg kcab
  • Score: -3

3:16pm Wed 27 Aug 14

We are PANTS says...

smirg kcab wrote:
We are PANTS wrote:
Hats off to the 4800 home fans that bothered to turn up last night, you were fantastic!!
Hats off and a bow for the 3500 that stayed for the 2nd period of extra time... We were privileged to see a second wonder goal of the night..

To the rest of the "true supporters" WHAT WAS YOUR EXCUSE FOR NOT TURNING UP?? Power has come out and publicly stated that he needs our support to help the club survive!! WAS HE JOKING WHEN HE MADE THAT PLEA?? Many people obviously think he was....... There are and were many pathetic excuses like " I was bored Saturday" or "it's too expensive" or "it's only the league cup" used yesterday.. Well I tell you this you miserable lot of excuse makers, you need to get off your arses and start supporting your club, whilst you still have one....

LETS SEE HOW MANY HOME FANS WE HAVE THERE ON SATURDAY........
Shut up muppet
Even I stayed for the final whistle and I didn't pay.
Coymr
I will meet up with you one day vile man.. That is a promise.
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]We are PANTS[/bold] wrote: Hats off to the 4800 home fans that bothered to turn up last night, you were fantastic!! Hats off and a bow for the 3500 that stayed for the 2nd period of extra time... We were privileged to see a second wonder goal of the night.. To the rest of the "true supporters" WHAT WAS YOUR EXCUSE FOR NOT TURNING UP?? Power has come out and publicly stated that he needs our support to help the club survive!! WAS HE JOKING WHEN HE MADE THAT PLEA?? Many people obviously think he was....... There are and were many pathetic excuses like " I was bored Saturday" or "it's too expensive" or "it's only the league cup" used yesterday.. Well I tell you this you miserable lot of excuse makers, you need to get off your arses and start supporting your club, whilst you still have one.... LETS SEE HOW MANY HOME FANS WE HAVE THERE ON SATURDAY........[/p][/quote]Shut up muppet Even I stayed for the final whistle and I didn't pay. Coymr[/p][/quote]I will meet up with you one day vile man.. That is a promise. We are PANTS
  • Score: 4

3:17pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Wilesy says...

smirg kcab wrote:
The only downside to last night was the whole ground was like a morgue, and thousands left when they scored the 3rd and it was a pathetic attendance, something's drastically wrong at the moment.
I would have paid just to watch the first goal alone if I had known
Agreed. We discussed this yesterday, I think it's up to the club to take the first step and try and entice the 1000-2000 AWOL supporters back, be it a star player or two if the finances allow, a decent multi game offer for Oldham and Sheff Utd, or something else.

Looking back only 5,700 came to the 3-0 win against Brighton when Navarro scored twice in 2012, so not too far different, but Brighton were only a freshly promoted Championship side then, it was only round 1, it was earlier in August (so maybe more on holiday) and it was on the telly.
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: The only downside to last night was the whole ground was like a morgue, and thousands left when they scored the 3rd and it was a pathetic attendance, something's drastically wrong at the moment. I would have paid just to watch the first goal alone if I had known[/p][/quote]Agreed. We discussed this yesterday, I think it's up to the club to take the first step and try and entice the 1000-2000 AWOL supporters back, be it a star player or two if the finances allow, a decent multi game offer for Oldham and Sheff Utd, or something else. Looking back only 5,700 came to the 3-0 win against Brighton when Navarro scored twice in 2012, so not too far different, but Brighton were only a freshly promoted Championship side then, it was only round 1, it was earlier in August (so maybe more on holiday) and it was on the telly. Wilesy
  • Score: 1

3:23pm Wed 27 Aug 14

castle9 says...

redbythesea wrote:
We are PANTS wrote:
Hats off to the 4800 home fans that bothered to turn up last night, you were fantastic!!
Hats off and a bow for the 3500 that stayed for the 2nd period of extra time... We were privileged to see a second wonder goal of the night..

To the rest of the "true supporters" WHAT WAS YOUR EXCUSE FOR NOT TURNING UP?? Power has come out and publicly stated that he needs our support to help the club survive!! WAS HE JOKING WHEN HE MADE THAT PLEA?? Many people obviously think he was....... There are and were many pathetic excuses like " I was bored Saturday" or "it's too expensive" or "it's only the league cup" used yesterday.. Well I tell you this you miserable lot of excuse makers, you need to get off your arses and start supporting your club, whilst you still have one....

LETS SEE HOW MANY HOME FANS WE HAVE THERE ON SATURDAY........
I really must apologise, and beg your forgiveness. As a season ticket holder, living over 50 miles away from the County Ground, it can get expensive travelling to every game. I also had a job interview last night at 5.30. I appreciate I should have cancelled it, even though the extra money it will bring in will enable me to go to more than the half a dozen away games I attend each season.
I am, however, extremely humble and accept that you are a MUCH better fan than I am, and will be forever indebted to you for pointing that out, and making me feel really bad about myself.
Half a dozen away games Philip??
That is stretching the bounds of credibility!!

You missed a cracker last night, those of us that could be bothered to attend witnessed a cracker. We all even applauded Brighton's first goal, it was that good!
[quote][p][bold]redbythesea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]We are PANTS[/bold] wrote: Hats off to the 4800 home fans that bothered to turn up last night, you were fantastic!! Hats off and a bow for the 3500 that stayed for the 2nd period of extra time... We were privileged to see a second wonder goal of the night.. To the rest of the "true supporters" WHAT WAS YOUR EXCUSE FOR NOT TURNING UP?? Power has come out and publicly stated that he needs our support to help the club survive!! WAS HE JOKING WHEN HE MADE THAT PLEA?? Many people obviously think he was....... There are and were many pathetic excuses like " I was bored Saturday" or "it's too expensive" or "it's only the league cup" used yesterday.. Well I tell you this you miserable lot of excuse makers, you need to get off your arses and start supporting your club, whilst you still have one.... LETS SEE HOW MANY HOME FANS WE HAVE THERE ON SATURDAY........[/p][/quote]I really must apologise, and beg your forgiveness. As a season ticket holder, living over 50 miles away from the County Ground, it can get expensive travelling to every game. I also had a job interview last night at 5.30. I appreciate I should have cancelled it, even though the extra money it will bring in will enable me to go to more than the half a dozen away games I attend each season. I am, however, extremely humble and accept that you are a MUCH better fan than I am, and will be forever indebted to you for pointing that out, and making me feel really bad about myself.[/p][/quote]Half a dozen away games Philip?? That is stretching the bounds of credibility!! You missed a cracker last night, those of us that could be bothered to attend witnessed a cracker. We all even applauded Brighton's first goal, it was that good! castle9
  • Score: 1

3:24pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Cleuso says...

port de soller wrote:
When you look at how short we are with players and basically a young teamWOW did they do well.
Yes no doubt it will effect saturdays game however our young team gave them a fright,only negative point is Thompson he is still young and needs to learn,not just he gave away a penalty but he is yet banned again,still as we know theses are young guys.
Form was really proud of them all tha¨s for sure
Look at the replay.... it was more of a clumsy coming together than tackle. Much rather have a committed player who tries to rectify a mistake, rather than one who takes the "after you Claude" approach and then turns to put the blame on his colleagues.
[quote][p][bold]port de soller[/bold] wrote: When you look at how short we are with players and basically a young teamWOW did they do well. Yes no doubt it will effect saturdays game however our young team gave them a fright,only negative point is Thompson he is still young and needs to learn,not just he gave away a penalty but he is yet banned again,still as we know theses are young guys. Form was really proud of them all tha¨s for sure[/p][/quote]Look at the replay.... it was more of a clumsy coming together than tackle. Much rather have a committed player who tries to rectify a mistake, rather than one who takes the "after you Claude" approach and then turns to put the blame on his colleagues. Cleuso
  • Score: 1

3:25pm Wed 27 Aug 14

We are PANTS says...

redbythesea wrote:
We are PANTS wrote:
Hats off to the 4800 home fans that bothered to turn up last night, you were fantastic!!
Hats off and a bow for the 3500 that stayed for the 2nd period of extra time... We were privileged to see a second wonder goal of the night..

To the rest of the "true supporters" WHAT WAS YOUR EXCUSE FOR NOT TURNING UP?? Power has come out and publicly stated that he needs our support to help the club survive!! WAS HE JOKING WHEN HE MADE THAT PLEA?? Many people obviously think he was....... There are and were many pathetic excuses like " I was bored Saturday" or "it's too expensive" or "it's only the league cup" used yesterday.. Well I tell you this you miserable lot of excuse makers, you need to get off your arses and start supporting your club, whilst you still have one....

LETS SEE HOW MANY HOME FANS WE HAVE THERE ON SATURDAY........
I really must apologise, and beg your forgiveness. As a season ticket holder, living over 50 miles away from the County Ground, it can get expensive travelling to every game. I also had a job interview last night at 5.30. I appreciate I should have cancelled it, even though the extra money it will bring in will enable me to go to more than the half a dozen away games I attend each season.
I am, however, extremely humble and accept that you are a MUCH better fan than I am, and will be forever indebted to you for pointing that out, and making me feel really bad about myself.
No need to be such a sarcastic kn#b.... It was aimed at people who live close by whom could easily have gone.. Or hang on a mo, are you feeling bad about not going so trying to justify?? The jury's out my friend..
[quote][p][bold]redbythesea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]We are PANTS[/bold] wrote: Hats off to the 4800 home fans that bothered to turn up last night, you were fantastic!! Hats off and a bow for the 3500 that stayed for the 2nd period of extra time... We were privileged to see a second wonder goal of the night.. To the rest of the "true supporters" WHAT WAS YOUR EXCUSE FOR NOT TURNING UP?? Power has come out and publicly stated that he needs our support to help the club survive!! WAS HE JOKING WHEN HE MADE THAT PLEA?? Many people obviously think he was....... There are and were many pathetic excuses like " I was bored Saturday" or "it's too expensive" or "it's only the league cup" used yesterday.. Well I tell you this you miserable lot of excuse makers, you need to get off your arses and start supporting your club, whilst you still have one.... LETS SEE HOW MANY HOME FANS WE HAVE THERE ON SATURDAY........[/p][/quote]I really must apologise, and beg your forgiveness. As a season ticket holder, living over 50 miles away from the County Ground, it can get expensive travelling to every game. I also had a job interview last night at 5.30. I appreciate I should have cancelled it, even though the extra money it will bring in will enable me to go to more than the half a dozen away games I attend each season. I am, however, extremely humble and accept that you are a MUCH better fan than I am, and will be forever indebted to you for pointing that out, and making me feel really bad about myself.[/p][/quote]No need to be such a sarcastic kn#b.... It was aimed at people who live close by whom could easily have gone.. Or hang on a mo, are you feeling bad about not going so trying to justify?? The jury's out my friend.. We are PANTS
  • Score: -1

3:25pm Wed 27 Aug 14

smirg kcab says...

We are PANTS wrote:
smirg kcab wrote:
We are PANTS wrote:
Hats off to the 4800 home fans that bothered to turn up last night, you were fantastic!!
Hats off and a bow for the 3500 that stayed for the 2nd period of extra time... We were privileged to see a second wonder goal of the night..

To the rest of the "true supporters" WHAT WAS YOUR EXCUSE FOR NOT TURNING UP?? Power has come out and publicly stated that he needs our support to help the club survive!! WAS HE JOKING WHEN HE MADE THAT PLEA?? Many people obviously think he was....... There are and were many pathetic excuses like " I was bored Saturday" or "it's too expensive" or "it's only the league cup" used yesterday.. Well I tell you this you miserable lot of excuse makers, you need to get off your arses and start supporting your club, whilst you still have one....

LETS SEE HOW MANY HOME FANS WE HAVE THERE ON SATURDAY........
Shut up muppet
Even I stayed for the final whistle and I didn't pay.
Coymr
I will meet up with you one day vile man.. That is a promise.
You don't go lol
[quote][p][bold]We are PANTS[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]We are PANTS[/bold] wrote: Hats off to the 4800 home fans that bothered to turn up last night, you were fantastic!! Hats off and a bow for the 3500 that stayed for the 2nd period of extra time... We were privileged to see a second wonder goal of the night.. To the rest of the "true supporters" WHAT WAS YOUR EXCUSE FOR NOT TURNING UP?? Power has come out and publicly stated that he needs our support to help the club survive!! WAS HE JOKING WHEN HE MADE THAT PLEA?? Many people obviously think he was....... There are and were many pathetic excuses like " I was bored Saturday" or "it's too expensive" or "it's only the league cup" used yesterday.. Well I tell you this you miserable lot of excuse makers, you need to get off your arses and start supporting your club, whilst you still have one.... LETS SEE HOW MANY HOME FANS WE HAVE THERE ON SATURDAY........[/p][/quote]Shut up muppet Even I stayed for the final whistle and I didn't pay. Coymr[/p][/quote]I will meet up with you one day vile man.. That is a promise.[/p][/quote]You don't go lol smirg kcab
  • Score: -4

3:26pm Wed 27 Aug 14

redbythesea says...

castle9 wrote:
redbythesea wrote:
We are PANTS wrote:
Hats off to the 4800 home fans that bothered to turn up last night, you were fantastic!!
Hats off and a bow for the 3500 that stayed for the 2nd period of extra time... We were privileged to see a second wonder goal of the night..

To the rest of the "true supporters" WHAT WAS YOUR EXCUSE FOR NOT TURNING UP?? Power has come out and publicly stated that he needs our support to help the club survive!! WAS HE JOKING WHEN HE MADE THAT PLEA?? Many people obviously think he was....... There are and were many pathetic excuses like " I was bored Saturday" or "it's too expensive" or "it's only the league cup" used yesterday.. Well I tell you this you miserable lot of excuse makers, you need to get off your arses and start supporting your club, whilst you still have one....

LETS SEE HOW MANY HOME FANS WE HAVE THERE ON SATURDAY........
I really must apologise, and beg your forgiveness. As a season ticket holder, living over 50 miles away from the County Ground, it can get expensive travelling to every game. I also had a job interview last night at 5.30. I appreciate I should have cancelled it, even though the extra money it will bring in will enable me to go to more than the half a dozen away games I attend each season.
I am, however, extremely humble and accept that you are a MUCH better fan than I am, and will be forever indebted to you for pointing that out, and making me feel really bad about myself.
Half a dozen away games Philip??
That is stretching the bounds of credibility!!

You missed a cracker last night, those of us that could be bothered to attend witnessed a cracker. We all even applauded Brighton's first goal, it was that good!
Just be quiet, and do your bucket challenge like a man David.
[quote][p][bold]castle9[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]redbythesea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]We are PANTS[/bold] wrote: Hats off to the 4800 home fans that bothered to turn up last night, you were fantastic!! Hats off and a bow for the 3500 that stayed for the 2nd period of extra time... We were privileged to see a second wonder goal of the night.. To the rest of the "true supporters" WHAT WAS YOUR EXCUSE FOR NOT TURNING UP?? Power has come out and publicly stated that he needs our support to help the club survive!! WAS HE JOKING WHEN HE MADE THAT PLEA?? Many people obviously think he was....... There are and were many pathetic excuses like " I was bored Saturday" or "it's too expensive" or "it's only the league cup" used yesterday.. Well I tell you this you miserable lot of excuse makers, you need to get off your arses and start supporting your club, whilst you still have one.... LETS SEE HOW MANY HOME FANS WE HAVE THERE ON SATURDAY........[/p][/quote]I really must apologise, and beg your forgiveness. As a season ticket holder, living over 50 miles away from the County Ground, it can get expensive travelling to every game. I also had a job interview last night at 5.30. I appreciate I should have cancelled it, even though the extra money it will bring in will enable me to go to more than the half a dozen away games I attend each season. I am, however, extremely humble and accept that you are a MUCH better fan than I am, and will be forever indebted to you for pointing that out, and making me feel really bad about myself.[/p][/quote]Half a dozen away games Philip?? That is stretching the bounds of credibility!! You missed a cracker last night, those of us that could be bothered to attend witnessed a cracker. We all even applauded Brighton's first goal, it was that good![/p][/quote]Just be quiet, and do your bucket challenge like a man David. redbythesea
  • Score: 0

3:30pm Wed 27 Aug 14

redbythesea says...

We are PANTS wrote:
redbythesea wrote:
We are PANTS wrote:
Hats off to the 4800 home fans that bothered to turn up last night, you were fantastic!!
Hats off and a bow for the 3500 that stayed for the 2nd period of extra time... We were privileged to see a second wonder goal of the night..

To the rest of the "true supporters" WHAT WAS YOUR EXCUSE FOR NOT TURNING UP?? Power has come out and publicly stated that he needs our support to help the club survive!! WAS HE JOKING WHEN HE MADE THAT PLEA?? Many people obviously think he was....... There are and were many pathetic excuses like " I was bored Saturday" or "it's too expensive" or "it's only the league cup" used yesterday.. Well I tell you this you miserable lot of excuse makers, you need to get off your arses and start supporting your club, whilst you still have one....

LETS SEE HOW MANY HOME FANS WE HAVE THERE ON SATURDAY........
I really must apologise, and beg your forgiveness. As a season ticket holder, living over 50 miles away from the County Ground, it can get expensive travelling to every game. I also had a job interview last night at 5.30. I appreciate I should have cancelled it, even though the extra money it will bring in will enable me to go to more than the half a dozen away games I attend each season.
I am, however, extremely humble and accept that you are a MUCH better fan than I am, and will be forever indebted to you for pointing that out, and making me feel really bad about myself.
No need to be such a sarcastic kn#b.... It was aimed at people who live close by whom could easily have gone.. Or hang on a mo, are you feeling bad about not going so trying to justify?? The jury's out my friend..
Merely making a point that your generalisations about fans non attendance, are judgemental, unreasonable and patronising in the extreme.
As for being your friend???? ummmm No thanks.
[quote][p][bold]We are PANTS[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]redbythesea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]We are PANTS[/bold] wrote: Hats off to the 4800 home fans that bothered to turn up last night, you were fantastic!! Hats off and a bow for the 3500 that stayed for the 2nd period of extra time... We were privileged to see a second wonder goal of the night.. To the rest of the "true supporters" WHAT WAS YOUR EXCUSE FOR NOT TURNING UP?? Power has come out and publicly stated that he needs our support to help the club survive!! WAS HE JOKING WHEN HE MADE THAT PLEA?? Many people obviously think he was....... There are and were many pathetic excuses like " I was bored Saturday" or "it's too expensive" or "it's only the league cup" used yesterday.. Well I tell you this you miserable lot of excuse makers, you need to get off your arses and start supporting your club, whilst you still have one.... LETS SEE HOW MANY HOME FANS WE HAVE THERE ON SATURDAY........[/p][/quote]I really must apologise, and beg your forgiveness. As a season ticket holder, living over 50 miles away from the County Ground, it can get expensive travelling to every game. I also had a job interview last night at 5.30. I appreciate I should have cancelled it, even though the extra money it will bring in will enable me to go to more than the half a dozen away games I attend each season. I am, however, extremely humble and accept that you are a MUCH better fan than I am, and will be forever indebted to you for pointing that out, and making me feel really bad about myself.[/p][/quote]No need to be such a sarcastic kn#b.... It was aimed at people who live close by whom could easily have gone.. Or hang on a mo, are you feeling bad about not going so trying to justify?? The jury's out my friend..[/p][/quote]Merely making a point that your generalisations about fans non attendance, are judgemental, unreasonable and patronising in the extreme. As for being your friend???? ummmm No thanks. redbythesea
  • Score: 0

3:30pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Cleuso says...

dreamofacleansheet2 wrote:
I was at the game last night and listened to radio Wiltshire in the car on the way home. We were superb in the first half but we do need as a team to get some composure in front of goal. As on Saturday there were occasions when we had players wide open but choose to shot not to mention the number blazed over.

Very harsh on Nathan T, yes it's stupid but what's he supposed to do let him walk through on goal - we were still trying to get back into the game. Yes he and his brother (and Branco) need to dive in less but for flippin hecks sake if they were perfect they'd be playing Champions League football. They all put in unbelievable effort.

Listening to Cooper was very good last night too. No crying over injuries. Disappointment of course but pride in the performance of the team and in letting Josh L return to Derby I got the distinct impression we'll definitely have two players in by the weekend. There seemed to me to be a certain under current of confidence that that will be the case as he was unconcerned by Josh returning. I've still a sneaky we'll have Stephens in by the end Coventry game.

Finally I for one was extremely proud to be a Town fan last night with some of the football our team played being top top draw. As others have mentioned the crowd was dire and a worry. I get the game on Saturday was dull and I fear we may have many more of them at Mecca because to be blunt teams aren't going to dare to come and attack as we'll murder them. But that said:

Dear Swindonians and Moonrakers

Please get yourselves down to the County Ground and come and watch this exciting new team develop a brand of football the like of which I never thought we'd see. Come an see the Swindon Pirlo weave his magic and control games, come an admire the brothers giving everything for their home town club, come and see a whole team together as one and giving 100% for the shirt.

They shall fight at Stadium MK, we shall fight at Brammall Lane, we shall fight them at Fleetwood's Highbury Stadium, we shall fight with growing confidence and strength in the air, we shall defend our shirt, what ever the cost may be. We shall fight them home and away, tirelessly giving all up front, in the middle of the park and defending for our lives, we shall fight for Swindon Town and we will never surrender.

This team has a real chance of creating something special. YOUR TEAM NEEDS YOU. Get down to the County Ground and support them......

COYR
Excellent post .... more of it from others too and maybe even the Adver will take note,
[quote][p][bold]dreamofacleansheet2[/bold] wrote: I was at the game last night and listened to radio Wiltshire in the car on the way home. We were superb in the first half but we do need as a team to get some composure in front of goal. As on Saturday there were occasions when we had players wide open but choose to shot not to mention the number blazed over. Very harsh on Nathan T, yes it's stupid but what's he supposed to do let him walk through on goal - we were still trying to get back into the game. Yes he and his brother (and Branco) need to dive in less but for flippin hecks sake if they were perfect they'd be playing Champions League football. They all put in unbelievable effort. Listening to Cooper was very good last night too. No crying over injuries. Disappointment of course but pride in the performance of the team and in letting Josh L return to Derby I got the distinct impression we'll definitely have two players in by the weekend. There seemed to me to be a certain under current of confidence that that will be the case as he was unconcerned by Josh returning. I've still a sneaky we'll have Stephens in by the end Coventry game. Finally I for one was extremely proud to be a Town fan last night with some of the football our team played being top top draw. As others have mentioned the crowd was dire and a worry. I get the game on Saturday was dull and I fear we may have many more of them at Mecca because to be blunt teams aren't going to dare to come and attack as we'll murder them. But that said: Dear Swindonians and Moonrakers Please get yourselves down to the County Ground and come and watch this exciting new team develop a brand of football the like of which I never thought we'd see. Come an see the Swindon Pirlo weave his magic and control games, come an admire the brothers giving everything for their home town club, come and see a whole team together as one and giving 100% for the shirt. They shall fight at Stadium MK, we shall fight at Brammall Lane, we shall fight them at Fleetwood's Highbury Stadium, we shall fight with growing confidence and strength in the air, we shall defend our shirt, what ever the cost may be. We shall fight them home and away, tirelessly giving all up front, in the middle of the park and defending for our lives, we shall fight for Swindon Town and we will never surrender. This team has a real chance of creating something special. YOUR TEAM NEEDS YOU. Get down to the County Ground and support them...... COYR[/p][/quote]Excellent post .... more of it from others too and maybe even the Adver will take note, Cleuso
  • Score: 0

3:39pm Wed 27 Aug 14

smirg kcab says...

Wilesy wrote:
smirg kcab wrote:
The only downside to last night was the whole ground was like a morgue, and thousands left when they scored the 3rd and it was a pathetic attendance, something's drastically wrong at the moment.
I would have paid just to watch the first goal alone if I had known
Agreed. We discussed this yesterday, I think it's up to the club to take the first step and try and entice the 1000-2000 AWOL supporters back, be it a star player or two if the finances allow, a decent multi game offer for Oldham and Sheff Utd, or something else.

Looking back only 5,700 came to the 3-0 win against Brighton when Navarro scored twice in 2012, so not too far different, but Brighton were only a freshly promoted Championship side then, it was only round 1, it was earlier in August (so maybe more on holiday) and it was on the telly.
It's just a shame we are playing good football, everyone's up for the challenge apart from the fans at the moment even I look forward to every game.i still don't get why Harley is not on the bench as we are so desperate, it getting to the stag even ward must be on the bench if we don't get anyone.
As for other people saying thomsons red was harsh, not sure about that
[quote][p][bold]Wilesy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: The only downside to last night was the whole ground was like a morgue, and thousands left when they scored the 3rd and it was a pathetic attendance, something's drastically wrong at the moment. I would have paid just to watch the first goal alone if I had known[/p][/quote]Agreed. We discussed this yesterday, I think it's up to the club to take the first step and try and entice the 1000-2000 AWOL supporters back, be it a star player or two if the finances allow, a decent multi game offer for Oldham and Sheff Utd, or something else. Looking back only 5,700 came to the 3-0 win against Brighton when Navarro scored twice in 2012, so not too far different, but Brighton were only a freshly promoted Championship side then, it was only round 1, it was earlier in August (so maybe more on holiday) and it was on the telly.[/p][/quote]It's just a shame we are playing good football, everyone's up for the challenge apart from the fans at the moment even I look forward to every game.i still don't get why Harley is not on the bench as we are so desperate, it getting to the stag even ward must be on the bench if we don't get anyone. As for other people saying thomsons red was harsh, not sure about that smirg kcab
  • Score: 0

3:40pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Cleuso says...

Is that you Lovesey wrote:
Mchalethegreat wrote:
Love getting minus thumbs for a genuine observation as one of the approx 4800 that actually bothered to turn up. I said I thought some of the football was excellent, that losing the subs was unfortunate and that we need new bodies in desperately. If anyone else feels we didnt slow the game down from the 70th minute to the end of normal time, I'd welcome an alternative view. Bottom line is that if we have 2-3 injuries and a suspension on Saturday we are seriously going to struggle - not a subjective opinion , fact.
Dont worry I got thumbs down for saying I was bored Saturday, but again that was a fact !!!

I nearly didn't renew my ST's this year and felt like taking a Mark Cooper Sabatical..... But I stuck with it for now, but I WAS BORED SATURDAY

Watching us keep the ball in our own half is borrrriiiiiiiing....

......
Put Saturday down to Crewe, wasn't Swindon's fault Crewe had no ambition or any answer to how to get the ball. As long as we have the ball enjoy the passing.
[quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mchalethegreat[/bold] wrote: Love getting minus thumbs for a genuine observation as one of the approx 4800 that actually bothered to turn up. I said I thought some of the football was excellent, that losing the subs was unfortunate and that we need new bodies in desperately. If anyone else feels we didnt slow the game down from the 70th minute to the end of normal time, I'd welcome an alternative view. Bottom line is that if we have 2-3 injuries and a suspension on Saturday we are seriously going to struggle - not a subjective opinion , fact.[/p][/quote]Dont worry I got thumbs down for saying I was bored Saturday, but again that was a fact !!! I nearly didn't renew my ST's this year and felt like taking a Mark Cooper Sabatical..... But I stuck with it for now, but I WAS BORED SATURDAY Watching us keep the ball in our own half is borrrriiiiiiiing.... ......[/p][/quote]Put Saturday down to Crewe, wasn't Swindon's fault Crewe had no ambition or any answer to how to get the ball. As long as we have the ball enjoy the passing. Cleuso
  • Score: 3

3:42pm Wed 27 Aug 14

castle9 says...

Is that you Lovesey wrote:
Mchalethegreat wrote:
Love getting minus thumbs for a genuine observation as one of the approx 4800 that actually bothered to turn up. I said I thought some of the football was excellent, that losing the subs was unfortunate and that we need new bodies in desperately. If anyone else feels we didnt slow the game down from the 70th minute to the end of normal time, I'd welcome an alternative view. Bottom line is that if we have 2-3 injuries and a suspension on Saturday we are seriously going to struggle - not a subjective opinion , fact.
Dont worry I got thumbs down for saying I was bored Saturday, but again that was a fact !!!

I nearly didn't renew my ST's this year and felt like taking a Mark Cooper Sabatical..... But I stuck with it for now, but I WAS BORED SATURDAY

Watching us keep the ball in our own half is borrrriiiiiiiing....

......
You got the thumbs down for saying that you were bored so you didn't go last night. Yes last Saturday was slow, but it was a victory and a clean sheet with two excellent goals.

Why that is a reason for not going last night, I for one do not understand. Tickets were reduced to the price I paid to watch Bath City vs Havant on Monday and the likelihood was that it was always going to be a good game as the opposition were from a higher league and are known to play football (unlike Crewe at the moment).

The other factor is that the Club needs as many fans as possible at the moment to bring in revenue. You and the other people that couldn't be bothered for one reason or another simply set the budget back even further - whilst missing a cracker.

Some of our football was sublime and was deserving of a bigger audience.
[quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mchalethegreat[/bold] wrote: Love getting minus thumbs for a genuine observation as one of the approx 4800 that actually bothered to turn up. I said I thought some of the football was excellent, that losing the subs was unfortunate and that we need new bodies in desperately. If anyone else feels we didnt slow the game down from the 70th minute to the end of normal time, I'd welcome an alternative view. Bottom line is that if we have 2-3 injuries and a suspension on Saturday we are seriously going to struggle - not a subjective opinion , fact.[/p][/quote]Dont worry I got thumbs down for saying I was bored Saturday, but again that was a fact !!! I nearly didn't renew my ST's this year and felt like taking a Mark Cooper Sabatical..... But I stuck with it for now, but I WAS BORED SATURDAY Watching us keep the ball in our own half is borrrriiiiiiiing.... ......[/p][/quote]You got the thumbs down for saying that you were bored so you didn't go last night. Yes last Saturday was slow, but it was a victory and a clean sheet with two excellent goals. Why that is a reason for not going last night, I for one do not understand. Tickets were reduced to the price I paid to watch Bath City vs Havant on Monday and the likelihood was that it was always going to be a good game as the opposition were from a higher league and are known to play football (unlike Crewe at the moment). The other factor is that the Club needs as many fans as possible at the moment to bring in revenue. You and the other people that couldn't be bothered for one reason or another simply set the budget back even further - whilst missing a cracker. Some of our football was sublime and was deserving of a bigger audience. castle9
  • Score: 10

3:43pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Oi Den! says...

redbythesea wrote:
We are PANTS wrote:
Hats off to the 4800 home fans that bothered to turn up last night, you were fantastic!!
Hats off and a bow for the 3500 that stayed for the 2nd period of extra time... We were privileged to see a second wonder goal of the night..

To the rest of the "true supporters" WHAT WAS YOUR EXCUSE FOR NOT TURNING UP?? Power has come out and publicly stated that he needs our support to help the club survive!! WAS HE JOKING WHEN HE MADE THAT PLEA?? Many people obviously think he was....... There are and were many pathetic excuses like " I was bored Saturday" or "it's too expensive" or "it's only the league cup" used yesterday.. Well I tell you this you miserable lot of excuse makers, you need to get off your arses and start supporting your club, whilst you still have one....

LETS SEE HOW MANY HOME FANS WE HAVE THERE ON SATURDAY........
I really must apologise, and beg your forgiveness. As a season ticket holder, living over 50 miles away from the County Ground, it can get expensive travelling to every game. I also had a job interview last night at 5.30. I appreciate I should have cancelled it, even though the extra money it will bring in will enable me to go to more than the half a dozen away games I attend each season.
I am, however, extremely humble and accept that you are a MUCH better fan than I am, and will be forever indebted to you for pointing that out, and making me feel really bad about myself.
That's a bit mischievous. We all know very well that that there are loyal fans who can't get to games easily for whatever reason. There are also plenty of people who can and don't bother. It's not really a straightforward matter though. Because many clubs treat the cups as second or third rate competitions now, a lot of people are hesitant to spend their money watching what is in effect a "development" game. I used to look forward to the prospect of a tie with a higher division club. Solely from a football perspective, I'd now rather see a cup game against a side at or below our own level because you know both clubs will be giving it their best shot with their best available team. The League Cup has become almost a glorified Football League Trophy now. Of course the money from a big tie is useful but there's no denying that real cup fever is pretty rare now. Cup ties used to be regarded by clubs as a bit of a special treat. Consequently attendances would often be bigger than for League games - even at top flight grounds. Now they're mostly treated as a bl00dy nuisance. Two of last night's stayaways were the two mates I normally go with - fellow season ticket holders. I don't really blame them for voting with their feet when the competition is treated with such disrespect by clubs.
[quote][p][bold]redbythesea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]We are PANTS[/bold] wrote: Hats off to the 4800 home fans that bothered to turn up last night, you were fantastic!! Hats off and a bow for the 3500 that stayed for the 2nd period of extra time... We were privileged to see a second wonder goal of the night.. To the rest of the "true supporters" WHAT WAS YOUR EXCUSE FOR NOT TURNING UP?? Power has come out and publicly stated that he needs our support to help the club survive!! WAS HE JOKING WHEN HE MADE THAT PLEA?? Many people obviously think he was....... There are and were many pathetic excuses like " I was bored Saturday" or "it's too expensive" or "it's only the league cup" used yesterday.. Well I tell you this you miserable lot of excuse makers, you need to get off your arses and start supporting your club, whilst you still have one.... LETS SEE HOW MANY HOME FANS WE HAVE THERE ON SATURDAY........[/p][/quote]I really must apologise, and beg your forgiveness. As a season ticket holder, living over 50 miles away from the County Ground, it can get expensive travelling to every game. I also had a job interview last night at 5.30. I appreciate I should have cancelled it, even though the extra money it will bring in will enable me to go to more than the half a dozen away games I attend each season. I am, however, extremely humble and accept that you are a MUCH better fan than I am, and will be forever indebted to you for pointing that out, and making me feel really bad about myself.[/p][/quote]That's a bit mischievous. We all know very well that that there are loyal fans who can't get to games easily for whatever reason. There are also plenty of people who can and don't bother. It's not really a straightforward matter though. Because many clubs treat the cups as second or third rate competitions now, a lot of people are hesitant to spend their money watching what is in effect a "development" game. I used to look forward to the prospect of a tie with a higher division club. Solely from a football perspective, I'd now rather see a cup game against a side at or below our own level because you know both clubs will be giving it their best shot with their best available team. The League Cup has become almost a glorified Football League Trophy now. Of course the money from a big tie is useful but there's no denying that real cup fever is pretty rare now. Cup ties used to be regarded by clubs as a bit of a special treat. Consequently attendances would often be bigger than for League games - even at top flight grounds. Now they're mostly treated as a bl00dy nuisance. Two of last night's stayaways were the two mates I normally go with - fellow season ticket holders. I don't really blame them for voting with their feet when the competition is treated with such disrespect by clubs. Oi Den!
  • Score: 0

3:46pm Wed 27 Aug 14

We are PANTS says...

redbythesea wrote:
We are PANTS wrote:
redbythesea wrote:
We are PANTS wrote:
Hats off to the 4800 home fans that bothered to turn up last night, you were fantastic!!
Hats off and a bow for the 3500 that stayed for the 2nd period of extra time... We were privileged to see a second wonder goal of the night..

To the rest of the "true supporters" WHAT WAS YOUR EXCUSE FOR NOT TURNING UP?? Power has come out and publicly stated that he needs our support to help the club survive!! WAS HE JOKING WHEN HE MADE THAT PLEA?? Many people obviously think he was....... There are and were many pathetic excuses like " I was bored Saturday" or "it's too expensive" or "it's only the league cup" used yesterday.. Well I tell you this you miserable lot of excuse makers, you need to get off your arses and start supporting your club, whilst you still have one....

LETS SEE HOW MANY HOME FANS WE HAVE THERE ON SATURDAY........
I really must apologise, and beg your forgiveness. As a season ticket holder, living over 50 miles away from the County Ground, it can get expensive travelling to every game. I also had a job interview last night at 5.30. I appreciate I should have cancelled it, even though the extra money it will bring in will enable me to go to more than the half a dozen away games I attend each season.
I am, however, extremely humble and accept that you are a MUCH better fan than I am, and will be forever indebted to you for pointing that out, and making me feel really bad about myself.
No need to be such a sarcastic kn#b.... It was aimed at people who live close by whom could easily have gone.. Or hang on a mo, are you feeling bad about not going so trying to justify?? The jury's out my friend..
Merely making a point that your generalisations about fans non attendance, are judgemental, unreasonable and patronising in the extreme.
As for being your friend???? ummmm No thanks.
Cut it how you like... The truth is last nights attendance was shocking in light of Powers plea and pricing structure.. Respond to that!!
[quote][p][bold]redbythesea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]We are PANTS[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]redbythesea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]We are PANTS[/bold] wrote: Hats off to the 4800 home fans that bothered to turn up last night, you were fantastic!! Hats off and a bow for the 3500 that stayed for the 2nd period of extra time... We were privileged to see a second wonder goal of the night.. To the rest of the "true supporters" WHAT WAS YOUR EXCUSE FOR NOT TURNING UP?? Power has come out and publicly stated that he needs our support to help the club survive!! WAS HE JOKING WHEN HE MADE THAT PLEA?? Many people obviously think he was....... There are and were many pathetic excuses like " I was bored Saturday" or "it's too expensive" or "it's only the league cup" used yesterday.. Well I tell you this you miserable lot of excuse makers, you need to get off your arses and start supporting your club, whilst you still have one.... LETS SEE HOW MANY HOME FANS WE HAVE THERE ON SATURDAY........[/p][/quote]I really must apologise, and beg your forgiveness. As a season ticket holder, living over 50 miles away from the County Ground, it can get expensive travelling to every game. I also had a job interview last night at 5.30. I appreciate I should have cancelled it, even though the extra money it will bring in will enable me to go to more than the half a dozen away games I attend each season. I am, however, extremely humble and accept that you are a MUCH better fan than I am, and will be forever indebted to you for pointing that out, and making me feel really bad about myself.[/p][/quote]No need to be such a sarcastic kn#b.... It was aimed at people who live close by whom could easily have gone.. Or hang on a mo, are you feeling bad about not going so trying to justify?? The jury's out my friend..[/p][/quote]Merely making a point that your generalisations about fans non attendance, are judgemental, unreasonable and patronising in the extreme. As for being your friend???? ummmm No thanks.[/p][/quote]Cut it how you like... The truth is last nights attendance was shocking in light of Powers plea and pricing structure.. Respond to that!! We are PANTS
  • Score: -1

3:50pm Wed 27 Aug 14

The Jockster says...

Red by the sea/Manc thank goodness for a modicum of common sense. People go or don't go or don't go as often as they'd like for a variety of reasons - cost, distance, holidays, work etc. for example even lasts night bargain price might have been beyond the means of some folks.
Rants from the likes of Pants etc are pathetic because their argument is flawed to start with. Anybody who was there on Saturday was probably somewhat disinterested at best with Crewe's very poor attempt to provide challenging opposition regardless of how much they wanted Town to win.
I've seen Scunny, Luton, & Brighton to date but ive chosen to be away this w/e so won't see Coventry. Horror of horrors Pants I'm missing a game what heresey what treason!
A reality check is definitely required for some readers of this forum and the occasional attendee is just as valuable as a member of the dyed in the wool brigade IMO.
Red by the sea/Manc thank goodness for a modicum of common sense. People go or don't go or don't go as often as they'd like for a variety of reasons - cost, distance, holidays, work etc. for example even lasts night bargain price might have been beyond the means of some folks. Rants from the likes of Pants etc are pathetic because their argument is flawed to start with. Anybody who was there on Saturday was probably somewhat disinterested at best with Crewe's very poor attempt to provide challenging opposition regardless of how much they wanted Town to win. I've seen Scunny, Luton, & Brighton to date but ive chosen to be away this w/e so won't see Coventry. Horror of horrors Pants I'm missing a game what heresey what treason! A reality check is definitely required for some readers of this forum and the occasional attendee is just as valuable as a member of the dyed in the wool brigade IMO. The Jockster
  • Score: 3

3:56pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Cleuso says...

smirg kcab wrote:
Powers played Russian roulette with his paper thin squad, the trigger has been pulled now with the bullet in.
Over to you to get six players in
No doubt you are going to pay for them.... wait ...... did you even pay to get in ?

quote you .... Shut up muppet
Even I stayed for the final whistle and I didn't pay. end of quote.

Swindon's "something for nothing" culture strikes again and being smirg naturally we see not an ounce of fictional guilt to go with it. Lol.
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: Powers played Russian roulette with his paper thin squad, the trigger has been pulled now with the bullet in. Over to you to get six players in[/p][/quote]No doubt you are going to pay for them.... wait ...... did you even pay to get in ? quote you .... Shut up muppet Even I stayed for the final whistle and I didn't pay. end of quote. Swindon's "something for nothing" culture strikes again and being smirg naturally we see not an ounce of fictional guilt to go with it. Lol. Cleuso
  • Score: 0

3:56pm Wed 27 Aug 14

smirg kcab says...

We are PANTS wrote:
redbythesea wrote:
We are PANTS wrote:
redbythesea wrote:
We are PANTS wrote:
Hats off to the 4800 home fans that bothered to turn up last night, you were fantastic!!
Hats off and a bow for the 3500 that stayed for the 2nd period of extra time... We were privileged to see a second wonder goal of the night..

To the rest of the "true supporters" WHAT WAS YOUR EXCUSE FOR NOT TURNING UP?? Power has come out and publicly stated that he needs our support to help the club survive!! WAS HE JOKING WHEN HE MADE THAT PLEA?? Many people obviously think he was....... There are and were many pathetic excuses like " I was bored Saturday" or "it's too expensive" or "it's only the league cup" used yesterday.. Well I tell you this you miserable lot of excuse makers, you need to get off your arses and start supporting your club, whilst you still have one....

LETS SEE HOW MANY HOME FANS WE HAVE THERE ON SATURDAY........
I really must apologise, and beg your forgiveness. As a season ticket holder, living over 50 miles away from the County Ground, it can get expensive travelling to every game. I also had a job interview last night at 5.30. I appreciate I should have cancelled it, even though the extra money it will bring in will enable me to go to more than the half a dozen away games I attend each season.
I am, however, extremely humble and accept that you are a MUCH better fan than I am, and will be forever indebted to you for pointing that out, and making me feel really bad about myself.
No need to be such a sarcastic kn#b.... It was aimed at people who live close by whom could easily have gone.. Or hang on a mo, are you feeling bad about not going so trying to justify?? The jury's out my friend..
Merely making a point that your generalisations about fans non attendance, are judgemental, unreasonable and patronising in the extreme.
As for being your friend???? ummmm No thanks.
Cut it how you like... The truth is last nights attendance was shocking in light of Powers plea and pricing structure.. Respond to that!!
Power should have thought about that before he had his battle with the other child.
It's all down to them two that the club has been dragged through the mud and not the fans.
You don't go anyway. So all your pathetic post over the months would be void if it was down to power. I don't pay but at least I bought a coffee last night.
[quote][p][bold]We are PANTS[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]redbythesea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]We are PANTS[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]redbythesea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]We are PANTS[/bold] wrote: Hats off to the 4800 home fans that bothered to turn up last night, you were fantastic!! Hats off and a bow for the 3500 that stayed for the 2nd period of extra time... We were privileged to see a second wonder goal of the night.. To the rest of the "true supporters" WHAT WAS YOUR EXCUSE FOR NOT TURNING UP?? Power has come out and publicly stated that he needs our support to help the club survive!! WAS HE JOKING WHEN HE MADE THAT PLEA?? Many people obviously think he was....... There are and were many pathetic excuses like " I was bored Saturday" or "it's too expensive" or "it's only the league cup" used yesterday.. Well I tell you this you miserable lot of excuse makers, you need to get off your arses and start supporting your club, whilst you still have one.... LETS SEE HOW MANY HOME FANS WE HAVE THERE ON SATURDAY........[/p][/quote]I really must apologise, and beg your forgiveness. As a season ticket holder, living over 50 miles away from the County Ground, it can get expensive travelling to every game. I also had a job interview last night at 5.30. I appreciate I should have cancelled it, even though the extra money it will bring in will enable me to go to more than the half a dozen away games I attend each season. I am, however, extremely humble and accept that you are a MUCH better fan than I am, and will be forever indebted to you for pointing that out, and making me feel really bad about myself.[/p][/quote]No need to be such a sarcastic kn#b.... It was aimed at people who live close by whom could easily have gone.. Or hang on a mo, are you feeling bad about not going so trying to justify?? The jury's out my friend..[/p][/quote]Merely making a point that your generalisations about fans non attendance, are judgemental, unreasonable and patronising in the extreme. As for being your friend???? ummmm No thanks.[/p][/quote]Cut it how you like... The truth is last nights attendance was shocking in light of Powers plea and pricing structure.. Respond to that!![/p][/quote]Power should have thought about that before he had his battle with the other child. It's all down to them two that the club has been dragged through the mud and not the fans. You don't go anyway. So all your pathetic post over the months would be void if it was down to power. I don't pay but at least I bought a coffee last night. smirg kcab
  • Score: -1

4:01pm Wed 27 Aug 14

redbythesea says...

We are PANTS wrote:
redbythesea wrote:
We are PANTS wrote:
redbythesea wrote:
We are PANTS wrote:
Hats off to the 4800 home fans that bothered to turn up last night, you were fantastic!!
Hats off and a bow for the 3500 that stayed for the 2nd period of extra time... We were privileged to see a second wonder goal of the night..

To the rest of the "true supporters" WHAT WAS YOUR EXCUSE FOR NOT TURNING UP?? Power has come out and publicly stated that he needs our support to help the club survive!! WAS HE JOKING WHEN HE MADE THAT PLEA?? Many people obviously think he was....... There are and were many pathetic excuses like " I was bored Saturday" or "it's too expensive" or "it's only the league cup" used yesterday.. Well I tell you this you miserable lot of excuse makers, you need to get off your arses and start supporting your club, whilst you still have one....

LETS SEE HOW MANY HOME FANS WE HAVE THERE ON SATURDAY........
I really must apologise, and beg your forgiveness. As a season ticket holder, living over 50 miles away from the County Ground, it can get expensive travelling to every game. I also had a job interview last night at 5.30. I appreciate I should have cancelled it, even though the extra money it will bring in will enable me to go to more than the half a dozen away games I attend each season.
I am, however, extremely humble and accept that you are a MUCH better fan than I am, and will be forever indebted to you for pointing that out, and making me feel really bad about myself.
No need to be such a sarcastic kn#b.... It was aimed at people who live close by whom could easily have gone.. Or hang on a mo, are you feeling bad about not going so trying to justify?? The jury's out my friend..
Merely making a point that your generalisations about fans non attendance, are judgemental, unreasonable and patronising in the extreme.
As for being your friend???? ummmm No thanks.
Cut it how you like... The truth is last nights attendance was shocking in light of Powers plea and pricing structure.. Respond to that!!
People will all have their own reasons for not going. As has been discussed on a number of occasions over the last couple of days, these are varied, and there is no magic wand to solve the problem. These include, but are not exclusive to:
The perceived lack of investment in the team
The idea that we play a poor brand of tippy tappy football (as we at times did last season)
The continued squeeze on peoples expendable income
The recent negativity in the press, regarding unpaid bills, and dodgy sound systems
The disappointment in the opposition for the tie, particularly given that they may put out a weakened side
The general impression that the Capital One Cup is no longer a worthwhile competition,
and a fair few more I am sure. I appreciate, that in your personal judgement, none of these are valid excuses, however, that does not necessarily make you right, or give you the juristriction to lecture other people on what is, or should be important in their lives, or where their priorities should lie. Under normal circumstances, I agree that £12 was a great price, and yes, I missed a great game and wish I could have been there, but I would not be conceited or arrogant enough, to make up the minds of others.
Hopefully, given the superb job that Mark Cooper is doing, the football will start to speak for itself, and the fans will return. But that will be their choice, not yours.
[quote][p][bold]We are PANTS[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]redbythesea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]We are PANTS[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]redbythesea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]We are PANTS[/bold] wrote: Hats off to the 4800 home fans that bothered to turn up last night, you were fantastic!! Hats off and a bow for the 3500 that stayed for the 2nd period of extra time... We were privileged to see a second wonder goal of the night.. To the rest of the "true supporters" WHAT WAS YOUR EXCUSE FOR NOT TURNING UP?? Power has come out and publicly stated that he needs our support to help the club survive!! WAS HE JOKING WHEN HE MADE THAT PLEA?? Many people obviously think he was....... There are and were many pathetic excuses like " I was bored Saturday" or "it's too expensive" or "it's only the league cup" used yesterday.. Well I tell you this you miserable lot of excuse makers, you need to get off your arses and start supporting your club, whilst you still have one.... LETS SEE HOW MANY HOME FANS WE HAVE THERE ON SATURDAY........[/p][/quote]I really must apologise, and beg your forgiveness. As a season ticket holder, living over 50 miles away from the County Ground, it can get expensive travelling to every game. I also had a job interview last night at 5.30. I appreciate I should have cancelled it, even though the extra money it will bring in will enable me to go to more than the half a dozen away games I attend each season. I am, however, extremely humble and accept that you are a MUCH better fan than I am, and will be forever indebted to you for pointing that out, and making me feel really bad about myself.[/p][/quote]No need to be such a sarcastic kn#b.... It was aimed at people who live close by whom could easily have gone.. Or hang on a mo, are you feeling bad about not going so trying to justify?? The jury's out my friend..[/p][/quote]Merely making a point that your generalisations about fans non attendance, are judgemental, unreasonable and patronising in the extreme. As for being your friend???? ummmm No thanks.[/p][/quote]Cut it how you like... The truth is last nights attendance was shocking in light of Powers plea and pricing structure.. Respond to that!![/p][/quote]People will all have their own reasons for not going. As has been discussed on a number of occasions over the last couple of days, these are varied, and there is no magic wand to solve the problem. These include, but are not exclusive to: The perceived lack of investment in the team The idea that we play a poor brand of tippy tappy football (as we at times did last season) The continued squeeze on peoples expendable income The recent negativity in the press, regarding unpaid bills, and dodgy sound systems The disappointment in the opposition for the tie, particularly given that they may put out a weakened side The general impression that the Capital One Cup is no longer a worthwhile competition, and a fair few more I am sure. I appreciate, that in your personal judgement, none of these are valid excuses, however, that does not necessarily make you right, or give you the juristriction to lecture other people on what is, or should be important in their lives, or where their priorities should lie. Under normal circumstances, I agree that £12 was a great price, and yes, I missed a great game and wish I could have been there, but I would not be conceited or arrogant enough, to make up the minds of others. Hopefully, given the superb job that Mark Cooper is doing, the football will start to speak for itself, and the fans will return. But that will be their choice, not yours. redbythesea
  • Score: 7

4:04pm Wed 27 Aug 14

smirg kcab says...

Cleuso wrote:
smirg kcab wrote:
Powers played Russian roulette with his paper thin squad, the trigger has been pulled now with the bullet in.
Over to you to get six players in
No doubt you are going to pay for them.... wait ...... did you even pay to get in ?

quote you .... Shut up muppet
Even I stayed for the final whistle and I didn't pay. end of quote.

Swindon's "something for nothing" culture strikes again and being smirg naturally we see not an ounce of fictional guilt to go with it. Lol.
Guilt? Why?
Why pay?
I bet you never bought a coffee like I did last night?
Anyway I'm on holiday Saturday so can't go, so if anyone wants a ticket phone 613600
[quote][p][bold]Cleuso[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: Powers played Russian roulette with his paper thin squad, the trigger has been pulled now with the bullet in. Over to you to get six players in[/p][/quote]No doubt you are going to pay for them.... wait ...... did you even pay to get in ? quote you .... Shut up muppet Even I stayed for the final whistle and I didn't pay. end of quote. Swindon's "something for nothing" culture strikes again and being smirg naturally we see not an ounce of fictional guilt to go with it. Lol.[/p][/quote]Guilt? Why? Why pay? I bet you never bought a coffee like I did last night? Anyway I'm on holiday Saturday so can't go, so if anyone wants a ticket phone 613600 smirg kcab
  • Score: -4

4:21pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Him to Her says...

We are PANTS wrote:
Hats off to the 4800 home fans that bothered to turn up last night, you were fantastic!!
Hats off and a bow for the 3500 that stayed for the 2nd period of extra time... We were privileged to see a second wonder goal of the night..

To the rest of the "true supporters" WHAT WAS YOUR EXCUSE FOR NOT TURNING UP?? Power has come out and publicly stated that he needs our support to help the club survive!! WAS HE JOKING WHEN HE MADE THAT PLEA?? Many people obviously think he was....... There are and were many pathetic excuses like " I was bored Saturday" or "it's too expensive" or "it's only the league cup" used yesterday.. Well I tell you this you miserable lot of excuse makers, you need to get off your arses and start supporting your club, whilst you still have one....

LETS SEE HOW MANY HOME FANS WE HAVE THERE ON SATURDAY........
My reason and many other peoples for not turning up anymore is because we question the ambition of this club. We are a club going nowhere. Those who think we will get to the Championship are totally deluded. We loan in other clubs youngsters for the season and come May they return to their parent club and we are back to square one again, and what do we do? exactly the same the following season. I remember the start of last season being told we are building for this season. Haven't built anything!!! back to square one again just as we will be next August. Fans want our own players and some experienced ones too, cos all we are doing year after year are giving youngsters of other clubs experience then come May its bye bye thanks a lot and they go off to bigger clubs and we just start all over again. Like I said we are a club going nowhere, the stay aways can see this and I did say in pre season that our attendances are gonna drop cos of our lack of ambition.
[quote][p][bold]We are PANTS[/bold] wrote: Hats off to the 4800 home fans that bothered to turn up last night, you were fantastic!! Hats off and a bow for the 3500 that stayed for the 2nd period of extra time... We were privileged to see a second wonder goal of the night.. To the rest of the "true supporters" WHAT WAS YOUR EXCUSE FOR NOT TURNING UP?? Power has come out and publicly stated that he needs our support to help the club survive!! WAS HE JOKING WHEN HE MADE THAT PLEA?? Many people obviously think he was....... There are and were many pathetic excuses like " I was bored Saturday" or "it's too expensive" or "it's only the league cup" used yesterday.. Well I tell you this you miserable lot of excuse makers, you need to get off your arses and start supporting your club, whilst you still have one.... LETS SEE HOW MANY HOME FANS WE HAVE THERE ON SATURDAY........[/p][/quote]My reason and many other peoples for not turning up anymore is because we question the ambition of this club. We are a club going nowhere. Those who think we will get to the Championship are totally deluded. We loan in other clubs youngsters for the season and come May they return to their parent club and we are back to square one again, and what do we do? exactly the same the following season. I remember the start of last season being told we are building for this season. Haven't built anything!!! back to square one again just as we will be next August. Fans want our own players and some experienced ones too, cos all we are doing year after year are giving youngsters of other clubs experience then come May its bye bye thanks a lot and they go off to bigger clubs and we just start all over again. Like I said we are a club going nowhere, the stay aways can see this and I did say in pre season that our attendances are gonna drop cos of our lack of ambition. Him to Her
  • Score: -9

4:37pm Wed 27 Aug 14

smirg kcab says...

Cleuso wrote:
smirg kcab wrote:
Powers played Russian roulette with his paper thin squad, the trigger has been pulled now with the bullet in.
Over to you to get six players in
No doubt you are going to pay for them.... wait ...... did you even pay to get in ?

quote you .... Shut up muppet
Even I stayed for the final whistle and I didn't pay. end of quote.

Swindon's "something for nothing" culture strikes again and being smirg naturally we see not an ounce of fictional guilt to go with it. Lol.
Next your be calling me white dee.
[quote][p][bold]Cleuso[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: Powers played Russian roulette with his paper thin squad, the trigger has been pulled now with the bullet in. Over to you to get six players in[/p][/quote]No doubt you are going to pay for them.... wait ...... did you even pay to get in ? quote you .... Shut up muppet Even I stayed for the final whistle and I didn't pay. end of quote. Swindon's "something for nothing" culture strikes again and being smirg naturally we see not an ounce of fictional guilt to go with it. Lol.[/p][/quote]Next your be calling me white dee. smirg kcab
  • Score: -1

4:37pm Wed 27 Aug 14

smirg kcab says...

Cleuso wrote:
smirg kcab wrote:
Powers played Russian roulette with his paper thin squad, the trigger has been pulled now with the bullet in.
Over to you to get six players in
No doubt you are going to pay for them.... wait ...... did you even pay to get in ?

quote you .... Shut up muppet
Even I stayed for the final whistle and I didn't pay. end of quote.

Swindon's "something for nothing" culture strikes again and being smirg naturally we see not an ounce of fictional guilt to go with it. Lol.
Next your be calling me white dee.
[quote][p][bold]Cleuso[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: Powers played Russian roulette with his paper thin squad, the trigger has been pulled now with the bullet in. Over to you to get six players in[/p][/quote]No doubt you are going to pay for them.... wait ...... did you even pay to get in ? quote you .... Shut up muppet Even I stayed for the final whistle and I didn't pay. end of quote. Swindon's "something for nothing" culture strikes again and being smirg naturally we see not an ounce of fictional guilt to go with it. Lol.[/p][/quote]Next your be calling me white dee. smirg kcab
  • Score: -1

4:42pm Wed 27 Aug 14

lifelong red says...

Just got a text from the club urging me to buy tickets for Covy game after last nights sterling performance - not that I need to - already a S.T. holder - just thought it was a bit strange - never known that happen before - anyone else experienced this. Not unless someones playing a prank.
Just got a text from the club urging me to buy tickets for Covy game after last nights sterling performance - not that I need to - already a S.T. holder - just thought it was a bit strange - never known that happen before - anyone else experienced this. Not unless someones playing a prank. lifelong red
  • Score: 0

4:44pm Wed 27 Aug 14

redbythesea says...

lifelong red wrote:
Just got a text from the club urging me to buy tickets for Covy game after last nights sterling performance - not that I need to - already a S.T. holder - just thought it was a bit strange - never known that happen before - anyone else experienced this. Not unless someones playing a prank.
Got the same text. New system no doubt, and not a bad idea.
[quote][p][bold]lifelong red[/bold] wrote: Just got a text from the club urging me to buy tickets for Covy game after last nights sterling performance - not that I need to - already a S.T. holder - just thought it was a bit strange - never known that happen before - anyone else experienced this. Not unless someones playing a prank.[/p][/quote]Got the same text. New system no doubt, and not a bad idea. redbythesea
  • Score: 1

4:46pm Wed 27 Aug 14

jayden says...

Wilesy wrote:
Focus on the positives we played fantastic football against a Championship club.

At 3-1 down with 10 men and Smith carrying a knock we gave our all and almost made it 3-3.

Yes Nathan deserved his red but also deserves praise for not giving up on the 120 minute mark and still trying to stop the opposition scoring, professional players don't just let the attacker score. He had a great game.

Kasim was outstanding, hope we can hold on to him, if he keeps playing like this higher leagues will be paying attention but will cost some serious money. Some of the touches where he caught the ball on his foot and his dribbling was sublime, and a fantastic goal.
Well said that man.
[quote][p][bold]Wilesy[/bold] wrote: Focus on the positives we played fantastic football against a Championship club. At 3-1 down with 10 men and Smith carrying a knock we gave our all and almost made it 3-3. Yes Nathan deserved his red but also deserves praise for not giving up on the 120 minute mark and still trying to stop the opposition scoring, professional players don't just let the attacker score. He had a great game. Kasim was outstanding, hope we can hold on to him, if he keeps playing like this higher leagues will be paying attention but will cost some serious money. Some of the touches where he caught the ball on his foot and his dribbling was sublime, and a fantastic goal.[/p][/quote]Well said that man. jayden
  • Score: 2

5:07pm Wed 27 Aug 14

jayden says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Mchalethegreat wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Mchalethegreat wrote: Love getting minus thumbs for a genuine observation as one of the approx 4800 that actually bothered to turn up. I said I thought some of the football was excellent, that losing the subs was unfortunate and that we need new bodies in desperately. If anyone else feels we didnt slow the game down from the 70th minute to the end of normal time, I'd welcome an alternative view. Bottom line is that if we have 2-3 injuries and a suspension on Saturday we are seriously going to struggle - not a subjective opinion , fact.
Sometimes I think it's not really "negativity" that people object to on here but any comment that's not tilted grossly in favour of us. I'm constantly being told that I'm negative, despite: supporting the manager from day one and praising him repeatedly since it became clear that he was doing a good job in difficult circumstances; describing Foderingham as the best Town keeper I've ever seen; hailing the commitment and work rate of both Thompsons, Williams and Smith; describing Kasim and Luongo as excellent footballers... There must be more "positivity" that I can't bring to mind right now but it wouldn't make any difference anyway. If you're not constantly saying how wonderful we are you must be "negative". And, as you infer, some of the people who moan on here about negativity can't even be bothered to support "their" team.
I hear you. I genuinely try to make constructive comments but in my view we missed a trick by sitting back when Brighton were looking rocky during the period after we scored and if there keeper had taken as long as Wes was with his kicks the crowd would have been asking the referee to book him. Anyway just to repeat, first half and up to 70 I genuinely felt we were playing some really good stuff but we then took it down to the pace we played against Crewe and I am assuming MC must have relayed that tactic to the players.
I felt the same. Yes, we did play well. Brighton seemed to be there for the taking and we let them off the hook. Perhaps they raised their game. Either way, the substitutions seemed bizarre at the time. When Williams went off I thought "there goes our chance of winning". I'm told he had a back injury. If that's true, there can be no complaints but if it was just a case of "saving them for Saturday" it's a poor show and a game thrown away.
Den your eye sight seems to be poor as the other week you said Nathan was booked and he was not and last night Williams came over to the bench first half and showed his back to the bench and was stood by the bench for at least 1 min before going back in to the middle of the pitch and rubbing his back LOL.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mchalethegreat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mchalethegreat[/bold] wrote: Love getting minus thumbs for a genuine observation as one of the approx 4800 that actually bothered to turn up. I said I thought some of the football was excellent, that losing the subs was unfortunate and that we need new bodies in desperately. If anyone else feels we didnt slow the game down from the 70th minute to the end of normal time, I'd welcome an alternative view. Bottom line is that if we have 2-3 injuries and a suspension on Saturday we are seriously going to struggle - not a subjective opinion , fact.[/p][/quote]Sometimes I think it's not really "negativity" that people object to on here but any comment that's not tilted grossly in favour of us. I'm constantly being told that I'm negative, despite: supporting the manager from day one and praising him repeatedly since it became clear that he was doing a good job in difficult circumstances; describing Foderingham as the best Town keeper I've ever seen; hailing the commitment and work rate of both Thompsons, Williams and Smith; describing Kasim and Luongo as excellent footballers... There must be more "positivity" that I can't bring to mind right now but it wouldn't make any difference anyway. If you're not constantly saying how wonderful we are you must be "negative". And, as you infer, some of the people who moan on here about negativity can't even be bothered to support "their" team.[/p][/quote]I hear you. I genuinely try to make constructive comments but in my view we missed a trick by sitting back when Brighton were looking rocky during the period after we scored and if there keeper had taken as long as Wes was with his kicks the crowd would have been asking the referee to book him. Anyway just to repeat, first half and up to 70 I genuinely felt we were playing some really good stuff but we then took it down to the pace we played against Crewe and I am assuming MC must have relayed that tactic to the players.[/p][/quote]I felt the same. Yes, we did play well. Brighton seemed to be there for the taking and we let them off the hook. Perhaps they raised their game. Either way, the substitutions seemed bizarre at the time. When Williams went off I thought "there goes our chance of winning". I'm told he had a back injury. If that's true, there can be no complaints but if it was just a case of "saving them for Saturday" it's a poor show and a game thrown away.[/p][/quote]Den your eye sight seems to be poor as the other week you said Nathan was booked and he was not and last night Williams came over to the bench first half and showed his back to the bench and was stood by the bench for at least 1 min before going back in to the middle of the pitch and rubbing his back LOL. jayden
  • Score: 0

5:08pm Wed 27 Aug 14

port de soller says...

as psted last night wow what an effort C and his team can hold there heads high.
Now forthe seious side of the game. Can he put a side together for daturday???
For me the kids he has left will give a 100% so Fand get in there behind them
If LP can manage to get 2/3 in ok.However the spirit is there with STFC win or not the Young lads will try GO REDS
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as psted last night wow what an effort C and his team can hold there heads high. Now forthe seious side of the game. Can he put a side together for daturday??? For me the kids he has left will give a 100% so Fand get in there behind them If LP can manage to get 2/3 in ok.However the spirit is there with STFC win or not the Young lads will try GO REDS Ç port de soller
  • Score: 0

5:08pm Wed 27 Aug 14

tobruk says...

Newshoes84 wrote:
Very proud of the team's performance last night. My only disappointment was the poor attendance. I understand there are 3 home games this week which means people have to pick and choose but there are people I speak to who trot out the line " I would come if the tickets were cheaper" yet the club put them down to £12 for a game against higher league opposition and there is a 1000 less people there than for Crewe! You can bet these same people would have happily paid £25-£30 if we had drawn man u to come and watch their youth team!

Also annoyed by the hundreds that decided to leave once Brighton went 3-1 up. It was like they had only come to watch us if we were going to win and and at that point the team needed our support more than ever. They should have stayed until the end to give our team the applause they deserved especially after the very brave effort in the 2nd half of extra time.
It looked like I was leaving at 3-1, but I didn't, I only went for a wee! Stayed to the wonderful bitter end. What a fantastic game, you would not see better in the premiership!! COYR ! Can't wait for Saturday to come round!!
[quote][p][bold]Newshoes84[/bold] wrote: Very proud of the team's performance last night. My only disappointment was the poor attendance. I understand there are 3 home games this week which means people have to pick and choose but there are people I speak to who trot out the line " I would come if the tickets were cheaper" yet the club put them down to £12 for a game against higher league opposition and there is a 1000 less people there than for Crewe! You can bet these same people would have happily paid £25-£30 if we had drawn man u to come and watch their youth team! Also annoyed by the hundreds that decided to leave once Brighton went 3-1 up. It was like they had only come to watch us if we were going to win and and at that point the team needed our support more than ever. They should have stayed until the end to give our team the applause they deserved especially after the very brave effort in the 2nd half of extra time.[/p][/quote]It looked like I was leaving at 3-1, but I didn't, I only went for a wee! Stayed to the wonderful bitter end. What a fantastic game, you would not see better in the premiership!! COYR ! Can't wait for Saturday to come round!! tobruk
  • Score: 1

5:23pm Wed 27 Aug 14

lifelong red says...

redbythesea wrote:
lifelong red wrote:
Just got a text from the club urging me to buy tickets for Covy game after last nights sterling performance - not that I need to - already a S.T. holder - just thought it was a bit strange - never known that happen before - anyone else experienced this. Not unless someones playing a prank.
Got the same text. New system no doubt, and not a bad idea.
No- a very good idea in fact - glad someone else got the same - I thought for a moment it was one of my silly mates , winding me up.
[quote][p][bold]redbythesea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lifelong red[/bold] wrote: Just got a text from the club urging me to buy tickets for Covy game after last nights sterling performance - not that I need to - already a S.T. holder - just thought it was a bit strange - never known that happen before - anyone else experienced this. Not unless someones playing a prank.[/p][/quote]Got the same text. New system no doubt, and not a bad idea.[/p][/quote]No- a very good idea in fact - glad someone else got the same - I thought for a moment it was one of my silly mates , winding me up. lifelong red
  • Score: 1

5:35pm Wed 27 Aug 14

dazzastfc says...

meadowred wrote:
Outstanding effort and so comfortable on the ball hopefully the sit at home fans will start turning back out to watch a very good young side, yes short in numbers but not been a problem using the young players and the fringe players so bring on the next match , win, lose or draw support your side. At least injuries and red cards are not permanent but talent and desire are.
Outstanding effort and so comfortable on the ball,,,
SUCH A SHAME WE WERE NOT SO COMFORTABLE IN FRONT OF GOAL..
Its all well and good playing pretty football but once again we lost so WHERE DID IT GET USE....

Anyone can play football BUT winning a game is a different matter...
The big question i have is has cooper got any other tactic other than playing pretty football as to me that all he can offer...
He keeps on about how fantastic we were BUT the bottom line is WE LOST..

Are discipline AGAIN IS SHOCKING and with such a small team I would have thought that that would have been a major part of coopers planning and training AGAIN this is why I dont think COOPER is a good manager...OK he is working on a shoestring budget BUT being a football manager anyone would think well hope he has other options and tactics...
[quote][p][bold]meadowred[/bold] wrote: Outstanding effort and so comfortable on the ball hopefully the sit at home fans will start turning back out to watch a very good young side, yes short in numbers but not been a problem using the young players and the fringe players so bring on the next match , win, lose or draw support your side. At least injuries and red cards are not permanent but talent and desire are.[/p][/quote]Outstanding effort and so comfortable on the ball,,, SUCH A SHAME WE WERE NOT SO COMFORTABLE IN FRONT OF GOAL.. Its all well and good playing pretty football but once again we lost so WHERE DID IT GET USE.... Anyone can play football BUT winning a game is a different matter... The big question i have is has cooper got any other tactic other than playing pretty football as to me that all he can offer... He keeps on about how fantastic we were BUT the bottom line is WE LOST.. Are discipline AGAIN IS SHOCKING and with such a small team I would have thought that that would have been a major part of coopers planning and training AGAIN this is why I dont think COOPER is a good manager...OK he is working on a shoestring budget BUT being a football manager anyone would think well hope he has other options and tactics... dazzastfc
  • Score: -8

5:45pm Wed 27 Aug 14

MITTED says...

Can't help thinking about all the plaudits received almost a year after Wolves. After that it mostly went downhill, especially away from home.
Saturday is going to be tough - put it this way, Coventry will be rubbing their hands with glee. I hope our players are up to putting it to them.
COYR.
Can't help thinking about all the plaudits received almost a year after Wolves. After that it mostly went downhill, especially away from home. Saturday is going to be tough - put it this way, Coventry will be rubbing their hands with glee. I hope our players are up to putting it to them. COYR. MITTED
  • Score: -2

6:02pm Wed 27 Aug 14

South Stand says...

Him to Her wrote:
We are PANTS wrote:
Hats off to the 4800 home fans that bothered to turn up last night, you were fantastic!!
Hats off and a bow for the 3500 that stayed for the 2nd period of extra time... We were privileged to see a second wonder goal of the night..

To the rest of the "true supporters" WHAT WAS YOUR EXCUSE FOR NOT TURNING UP?? Power has come out and publicly stated that he needs our support to help the club survive!! WAS HE JOKING WHEN HE MADE THAT PLEA?? Many people obviously think he was....... There are and were many pathetic excuses like " I was bored Saturday" or "it's too expensive" or "it's only the league cup" used yesterday.. Well I tell you this you miserable lot of excuse makers, you need to get off your arses and start supporting your club, whilst you still have one....

LETS SEE HOW MANY HOME FANS WE HAVE THERE ON SATURDAY........
My reason and many other peoples for not turning up anymore is because we question the ambition of this club. We are a club going nowhere. Those who think we will get to the Championship are totally deluded. We loan in other clubs youngsters for the season and come May they return to their parent club and we are back to square one again, and what do we do? exactly the same the following season. I remember the start of last season being told we are building for this season. Haven't built anything!!! back to square one again just as we will be next August. Fans want our own players and some experienced ones too, cos all we are doing year after year are giving youngsters of other clubs experience then come May its bye bye thanks a lot and they go off to bigger clubs and we just start all over again. Like I said we are a club going nowhere, the stay aways can see this and I did say in pre season that our attendances are gonna drop cos of our lack of ambition.
Oh that's right, I was forgetting that we had eighteen loanees out on the pitch last night. You're talking out of your aris mate and I'm sure that the continuous inaccurate, negative posts by the likes of yourself do little to encourage 'the hoverers' to attend.
[quote][p][bold]Him to Her[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]We are PANTS[/bold] wrote: Hats off to the 4800 home fans that bothered to turn up last night, you were fantastic!! Hats off and a bow for the 3500 that stayed for the 2nd period of extra time... We were privileged to see a second wonder goal of the night.. To the rest of the "true supporters" WHAT WAS YOUR EXCUSE FOR NOT TURNING UP?? Power has come out and publicly stated that he needs our support to help the club survive!! WAS HE JOKING WHEN HE MADE THAT PLEA?? Many people obviously think he was....... There are and were many pathetic excuses like " I was bored Saturday" or "it's too expensive" or "it's only the league cup" used yesterday.. Well I tell you this you miserable lot of excuse makers, you need to get off your arses and start supporting your club, whilst you still have one.... LETS SEE HOW MANY HOME FANS WE HAVE THERE ON SATURDAY........[/p][/quote]My reason and many other peoples for not turning up anymore is because we question the ambition of this club. We are a club going nowhere. Those who think we will get to the Championship are totally deluded. We loan in other clubs youngsters for the season and come May they return to their parent club and we are back to square one again, and what do we do? exactly the same the following season. I remember the start of last season being told we are building for this season. Haven't built anything!!! back to square one again just as we will be next August. Fans want our own players and some experienced ones too, cos all we are doing year after year are giving youngsters of other clubs experience then come May its bye bye thanks a lot and they go off to bigger clubs and we just start all over again. Like I said we are a club going nowhere, the stay aways can see this and I did say in pre season that our attendances are gonna drop cos of our lack of ambition.[/p][/quote]Oh that's right, I was forgetting that we had eighteen loanees out on the pitch last night. You're talking out of your aris mate and I'm sure that the continuous inaccurate, negative posts by the likes of yourself do little to encourage 'the hoverers' to attend. South Stand
  • Score: 3

6:09pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Oi Den! says...

jayden wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Mchalethegreat wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Mchalethegreat wrote: Love getting minus thumbs for a genuine observation as one of the approx 4800 that actually bothered to turn up. I said I thought some of the football was excellent, that losing the subs was unfortunate and that we need new bodies in desperately. If anyone else feels we didnt slow the game down from the 70th minute to the end of normal time, I'd welcome an alternative view. Bottom line is that if we have 2-3 injuries and a suspension on Saturday we are seriously going to struggle - not a subjective opinion , fact.
Sometimes I think it's not really "negativity" that people object to on here but any comment that's not tilted grossly in favour of us. I'm constantly being told that I'm negative, despite: supporting the manager from day one and praising him repeatedly since it became clear that he was doing a good job in difficult circumstances; describing Foderingham as the best Town keeper I've ever seen; hailing the commitment and work rate of both Thompsons, Williams and Smith; describing Kasim and Luongo as excellent footballers... There must be more "positivity" that I can't bring to mind right now but it wouldn't make any difference anyway. If you're not constantly saying how wonderful we are you must be "negative". And, as you infer, some of the people who moan on here about negativity can't even be bothered to support "their" team.
I hear you. I genuinely try to make constructive comments but in my view we missed a trick by sitting back when Brighton were looking rocky during the period after we scored and if there keeper had taken as long as Wes was with his kicks the crowd would have been asking the referee to book him. Anyway just to repeat, first half and up to 70 I genuinely felt we were playing some really good stuff but we then took it down to the pace we played against Crewe and I am assuming MC must have relayed that tactic to the players.
I felt the same. Yes, we did play well. Brighton seemed to be there for the taking and we let them off the hook. Perhaps they raised their game. Either way, the substitutions seemed bizarre at the time. When Williams went off I thought "there goes our chance of winning". I'm told he had a back injury. If that's true, there can be no complaints but if it was just a case of "saving them for Saturday" it's a poor show and a game thrown away.
Den your eye sight seems to be poor as the other week you said Nathan was booked and he was not and last night Williams came over to the bench first half and showed his back to the bench and was stood by the bench for at least 1 min before going back in to the middle of the pitch and rubbing his back LOL.
jayden, yes I was picked up on that one last night. I did see Williams come over to the bench but have to admit I didn't pay much attention to it and I didn't notice him struggling at all. Nobody around me seemed to think he was injured so we all missed it! As for the NT phantom booking, I think you must be referring to the incident where the Scunthorpe player was sent off. I though NT was booked for running in and confronting the player. By the way, have you noticed that clever little trick Louis has developed? He did it again last night - a quick shift of the body so that the opponent has nowhere to go but straight into him so he gets the free kick. Just an observation, not a complaint.
[quote][p][bold]jayden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mchalethegreat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mchalethegreat[/bold] wrote: Love getting minus thumbs for a genuine observation as one of the approx 4800 that actually bothered to turn up. I said I thought some of the football was excellent, that losing the subs was unfortunate and that we need new bodies in desperately. If anyone else feels we didnt slow the game down from the 70th minute to the end of normal time, I'd welcome an alternative view. Bottom line is that if we have 2-3 injuries and a suspension on Saturday we are seriously going to struggle - not a subjective opinion , fact.[/p][/quote]Sometimes I think it's not really "negativity" that people object to on here but any comment that's not tilted grossly in favour of us. I'm constantly being told that I'm negative, despite: supporting the manager from day one and praising him repeatedly since it became clear that he was doing a good job in difficult circumstances; describing Foderingham as the best Town keeper I've ever seen; hailing the commitment and work rate of both Thompsons, Williams and Smith; describing Kasim and Luongo as excellent footballers... There must be more "positivity" that I can't bring to mind right now but it wouldn't make any difference anyway. If you're not constantly saying how wonderful we are you must be "negative". And, as you infer, some of the people who moan on here about negativity can't even be bothered to support "their" team.[/p][/quote]I hear you. I genuinely try to make constructive comments but in my view we missed a trick by sitting back when Brighton were looking rocky during the period after we scored and if there keeper had taken as long as Wes was with his kicks the crowd would have been asking the referee to book him. Anyway just to repeat, first half and up to 70 I genuinely felt we were playing some really good stuff but we then took it down to the pace we played against Crewe and I am assuming MC must have relayed that tactic to the players.[/p][/quote]I felt the same. Yes, we did play well. Brighton seemed to be there for the taking and we let them off the hook. Perhaps they raised their game. Either way, the substitutions seemed bizarre at the time. When Williams went off I thought "there goes our chance of winning". I'm told he had a back injury. If that's true, there can be no complaints but if it was just a case of "saving them for Saturday" it's a poor show and a game thrown away.[/p][/quote]Den your eye sight seems to be poor as the other week you said Nathan was booked and he was not and last night Williams came over to the bench first half and showed his back to the bench and was stood by the bench for at least 1 min before going back in to the middle of the pitch and rubbing his back LOL.[/p][/quote]jayden, yes I was picked up on that one last night. I did see Williams come over to the bench but have to admit I didn't pay much attention to it and I didn't notice him struggling at all. Nobody around me seemed to think he was injured so we all missed it! As for the NT phantom booking, I think you must be referring to the incident where the Scunthorpe player was sent off. I though NT was booked for running in and confronting the player. By the way, have you noticed that clever little trick Louis has developed? He did it again last night - a quick shift of the body so that the opponent has nowhere to go but straight into him so he gets the free kick. Just an observation, not a complaint. Oi Den!
  • Score: 0

6:34pm Wed 27 Aug 14

gaz2612 says...

I have read the comments with regard to the crowd and some supporters leaving early.
I thoroughly enjoyed the game and was very proud of the team. I am a season ticket holder and have been following STFC since 1966. I travel from Leamington Spa, Warwickshire with my grandsons aged 10 and 5 years. We left at the end of the first period of extra time,listened to the game on the radio and arrived home at 11.30 pm. The reason was that the younger one was tired. I believe we are real supporters and many people had a reason to leave, and not just because they were disappointed with the score. Good luck on Saturday to the team, and very well done for last night. I am proud to be a Swindon a Town Fan
I have read the comments with regard to the crowd and some supporters leaving early. I thoroughly enjoyed the game and was very proud of the team. I am a season ticket holder and have been following STFC since 1966. I travel from Leamington Spa, Warwickshire with my grandsons aged 10 and 5 years. We left at the end of the first period of extra time,listened to the game on the radio and arrived home at 11.30 pm. The reason was that the younger one was tired. I believe we are real supporters and many people had a reason to leave, and not just because they were disappointed with the score. Good luck on Saturday to the team, and very well done for last night. I am proud to be a Swindon a Town Fan gaz2612
  • Score: 10

7:00pm Wed 27 Aug 14

TheDukeOfBanbury says...

gaz2612 wrote:
I have read the comments with regard to the crowd and some supporters leaving early.
I thoroughly enjoyed the game and was very proud of the team. I am a season ticket holder and have been following STFC since 1966. I travel from Leamington Spa, Warwickshire with my grandsons aged 10 and 5 years. We left at the end of the first period of extra time,listened to the game on the radio and arrived home at 11.30 pm. The reason was that the younger one was tired. I believe we are real supporters and many people had a reason to leave, and not just because they were disappointed with the score. Good luck on Saturday to the team, and very well done for last night. I am proud to be a Swindon a Town Fan
Nice one Mate.
I am North of Banbury and left at the end with 2 eleven year olds who managed to stay awake.
Proud here as well.

People need to start voting by coming to the games or this team face being broken by selling assets to pay the bills.
Football is fantastic.

As always will be there Saturday.

Come on fellow fans turn up Saturday.
[quote][p][bold]gaz2612[/bold] wrote: I have read the comments with regard to the crowd and some supporters leaving early. I thoroughly enjoyed the game and was very proud of the team. I am a season ticket holder and have been following STFC since 1966. I travel from Leamington Spa, Warwickshire with my grandsons aged 10 and 5 years. We left at the end of the first period of extra time,listened to the game on the radio and arrived home at 11.30 pm. The reason was that the younger one was tired. I believe we are real supporters and many people had a reason to leave, and not just because they were disappointed with the score. Good luck on Saturday to the team, and very well done for last night. I am proud to be a Swindon a Town Fan[/p][/quote]Nice one Mate. I am North of Banbury and left at the end with 2 eleven year olds who managed to stay awake. Proud here as well. People need to start voting by coming to the games or this team face being broken by selling assets to pay the bills. Football is fantastic. As always will be there Saturday. Come on fellow fans turn up Saturday. TheDukeOfBanbury
  • Score: 4

7:49pm Wed 27 Aug 14

alchafreds says...

gaz2612 wrote:
I have read the comments with regard to the crowd and some supporters leaving early.
I thoroughly enjoyed the game and was very proud of the team. I am a season ticket holder and have been following STFC since 1966. I travel from Leamington Spa, Warwickshire with my grandsons aged 10 and 5 years. We left at the end of the first period of extra time,listened to the game on the radio and arrived home at 11.30 pm. The reason was that the younger one was tired. I believe we are real supporters and many people had a reason to leave, and not just because they were disappointed with the score. Good luck on Saturday to the team, and very well done for last night. I am proud to be a Swindon a Town Fan
pays your money
takes your choice
leave when you want no-one elses business
[quote][p][bold]gaz2612[/bold] wrote: I have read the comments with regard to the crowd and some supporters leaving early. I thoroughly enjoyed the game and was very proud of the team. I am a season ticket holder and have been following STFC since 1966. I travel from Leamington Spa, Warwickshire with my grandsons aged 10 and 5 years. We left at the end of the first period of extra time,listened to the game on the radio and arrived home at 11.30 pm. The reason was that the younger one was tired. I believe we are real supporters and many people had a reason to leave, and not just because they were disappointed with the score. Good luck on Saturday to the team, and very well done for last night. I am proud to be a Swindon a Town Fan[/p][/quote]pays your money takes your choice leave when you want no-one elses business alchafreds
  • Score: 1

7:58pm Wed 27 Aug 14

jayden says...

Oi Den! wrote:
jayden wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Mchalethegreat wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Mchalethegreat wrote: Love getting minus thumbs for a genuine observation as one of the approx 4800 that actually bothered to turn up. I said I thought some of the football was excellent, that losing the subs was unfortunate and that we need new bodies in desperately. If anyone else feels we didnt slow the game down from the 70th minute to the end of normal time, I'd welcome an alternative view. Bottom line is that if we have 2-3 injuries and a suspension on Saturday we are seriously going to struggle - not a subjective opinion , fact.
Sometimes I think it's not really "negativity" that people object to on here but any comment that's not tilted grossly in favour of us. I'm constantly being told that I'm negative, despite: supporting the manager from day one and praising him repeatedly since it became clear that he was doing a good job in difficult circumstances; describing Foderingham as the best Town keeper I've ever seen; hailing the commitment and work rate of both Thompsons, Williams and Smith; describing Kasim and Luongo as excellent footballers... There must be more "positivity" that I can't bring to mind right now but it wouldn't make any difference anyway. If you're not constantly saying how wonderful we are you must be "negative". And, as you infer, some of the people who moan on here about negativity can't even be bothered to support "their" team.
I hear you. I genuinely try to make constructive comments but in my view we missed a trick by sitting back when Brighton were looking rocky during the period after we scored and if there keeper had taken as long as Wes was with his kicks the crowd would have been asking the referee to book him. Anyway just to repeat, first half and up to 70 I genuinely felt we were playing some really good stuff but we then took it down to the pace we played against Crewe and I am assuming MC must have relayed that tactic to the players.
I felt the same. Yes, we did play well. Brighton seemed to be there for the taking and we let them off the hook. Perhaps they raised their game. Either way, the substitutions seemed bizarre at the time. When Williams went off I thought "there goes our chance of winning". I'm told he had a back injury. If that's true, there can be no complaints but if it was just a case of "saving them for Saturday" it's a poor show and a game thrown away.
Den your eye sight seems to be poor as the other week you said Nathan was booked and he was not and last night Williams came over to the bench first half and showed his back to the bench and was stood by the bench for at least 1 min before going back in to the middle of the pitch and rubbing his back LOL.
jayden, yes I was picked up on that one last night. I did see Williams come over to the bench but have to admit I didn't pay much attention to it and I didn't notice him struggling at all. Nobody around me seemed to think he was injured so we all missed it! As for the NT phantom booking, I think you must be referring to the incident where the Scunthorpe player was sent off. I though NT was booked for running in and confronting the player. By the way, have you noticed that clever little trick Louis has developed? He did it again last night - a quick shift of the body so that the opponent has nowhere to go but straight into him so he gets the free kick. Just an observation, not a complaint.
Nice one Den . Not on here much as I am busy taking my next set of coaching badges and doing a bit of scouting for Reading for 7/10 year olds. Also did not get a season ticket this time as I will be coaching most Saturdays but hope to get to the Coventry game with my Grandson George this week . I went last night and enjoyed it , we need a goal scorer and a bit more depth to the squad and we will be a decent team. looking at it we may have to sell a player to be able to do this which is a shame but with all the advertising space and crowd down unless another investor is found then we have little choice. All the best and I will try to catch Jock when he's on I did see his post the other day .
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jayden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mchalethegreat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mchalethegreat[/bold] wrote: Love getting minus thumbs for a genuine observation as one of the approx 4800 that actually bothered to turn up. I said I thought some of the football was excellent, that losing the subs was unfortunate and that we need new bodies in desperately. If anyone else feels we didnt slow the game down from the 70th minute to the end of normal time, I'd welcome an alternative view. Bottom line is that if we have 2-3 injuries and a suspension on Saturday we are seriously going to struggle - not a subjective opinion , fact.[/p][/quote]Sometimes I think it's not really "negativity" that people object to on here but any comment that's not tilted grossly in favour of us. I'm constantly being told that I'm negative, despite: supporting the manager from day one and praising him repeatedly since it became clear that he was doing a good job in difficult circumstances; describing Foderingham as the best Town keeper I've ever seen; hailing the commitment and work rate of both Thompsons, Williams and Smith; describing Kasim and Luongo as excellent footballers... There must be more "positivity" that I can't bring to mind right now but it wouldn't make any difference anyway. If you're not constantly saying how wonderful we are you must be "negative". And, as you infer, some of the people who moan on here about negativity can't even be bothered to support "their" team.[/p][/quote]I hear you. I genuinely try to make constructive comments but in my view we missed a trick by sitting back when Brighton were looking rocky during the period after we scored and if there keeper had taken as long as Wes was with his kicks the crowd would have been asking the referee to book him. Anyway just to repeat, first half and up to 70 I genuinely felt we were playing some really good stuff but we then took it down to the pace we played against Crewe and I am assuming MC must have relayed that tactic to the players.[/p][/quote]I felt the same. Yes, we did play well. Brighton seemed to be there for the taking and we let them off the hook. Perhaps they raised their game. Either way, the substitutions seemed bizarre at the time. When Williams went off I thought "there goes our chance of winning". I'm told he had a back injury. If that's true, there can be no complaints but if it was just a case of "saving them for Saturday" it's a poor show and a game thrown away.[/p][/quote]Den your eye sight seems to be poor as the other week you said Nathan was booked and he was not and last night Williams came over to the bench first half and showed his back to the bench and was stood by the bench for at least 1 min before going back in to the middle of the pitch and rubbing his back LOL.[/p][/quote]jayden, yes I was picked up on that one last night. I did see Williams come over to the bench but have to admit I didn't pay much attention to it and I didn't notice him struggling at all. Nobody around me seemed to think he was injured so we all missed it! As for the NT phantom booking, I think you must be referring to the incident where the Scunthorpe player was sent off. I though NT was booked for running in and confronting the player. By the way, have you noticed that clever little trick Louis has developed? He did it again last night - a quick shift of the body so that the opponent has nowhere to go but straight into him so he gets the free kick. Just an observation, not a complaint.[/p][/quote]Nice one Den . Not on here much as I am busy taking my next set of coaching badges and doing a bit of scouting for Reading for 7/10 year olds. Also did not get a season ticket this time as I will be coaching most Saturdays but hope to get to the Coventry game with my Grandson George this week . I went last night and enjoyed it , we need a goal scorer and a bit more depth to the squad and we will be a decent team. looking at it we may have to sell a player to be able to do this which is a shame but with all the advertising space and crowd down unless another investor is found then we have little choice. All the best and I will try to catch Jock when he's on I did see his post the other day . jayden
  • Score: 0

8:16pm Wed 27 Aug 14

dazzastfc says...

dazzastfc wrote:
meadowred wrote:
Outstanding effort and so comfortable on the ball hopefully the sit at home fans will start turning back out to watch a very good young side, yes short in numbers but not been a problem using the young players and the fringe players so bring on the next match , win, lose or draw support your side. At least injuries and red cards are not permanent but talent and desire are.
Outstanding effort and so comfortable on the ball,,,
SUCH A SHAME WE WERE NOT SO COMFORTABLE IN FRONT OF GOAL..
Its all well and good playing pretty football but once again we lost so WHERE DID IT GET USE....

Anyone can play football BUT winning a game is a different matter...
The big question i have is has cooper got any other tactic other than playing pretty football as to me that all he can offer...
He keeps on about how fantastic we were BUT the bottom line is WE LOST..

Are discipline AGAIN IS SHOCKING and with such a small team I would have thought that that would have been a major part of coopers planning and training AGAIN this is why I dont think COOPER is a good manager...OK he is working on a shoestring budget BUT being a football manager anyone would think well hope he has other options and tactics...
It would be nice if people who press that stupid dislike button to have the balls and post a response instead of being a sad stupid button pusher with nothing to say...And if I am wrong please tell me where and why
[quote][p][bold]dazzastfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]meadowred[/bold] wrote: Outstanding effort and so comfortable on the ball hopefully the sit at home fans will start turning back out to watch a very good young side, yes short in numbers but not been a problem using the young players and the fringe players so bring on the next match , win, lose or draw support your side. At least injuries and red cards are not permanent but talent and desire are.[/p][/quote]Outstanding effort and so comfortable on the ball,,, SUCH A SHAME WE WERE NOT SO COMFORTABLE IN FRONT OF GOAL.. Its all well and good playing pretty football but once again we lost so WHERE DID IT GET USE.... Anyone can play football BUT winning a game is a different matter... The big question i have is has cooper got any other tactic other than playing pretty football as to me that all he can offer... He keeps on about how fantastic we were BUT the bottom line is WE LOST.. Are discipline AGAIN IS SHOCKING and with such a small team I would have thought that that would have been a major part of coopers planning and training AGAIN this is why I dont think COOPER is a good manager...OK he is working on a shoestring budget BUT being a football manager anyone would think well hope he has other options and tactics...[/p][/quote]It would be nice if people who press that stupid dislike button to have the balls and post a response instead of being a sad stupid button pusher with nothing to say...And if I am wrong please tell me where and why dazzastfc
  • Score: -9

8:32pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Oi Den! says...

jayden wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
jayden wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Mchalethegreat wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Mchalethegreat wrote: Love getting minus thumbs for a genuine observation as one of the approx 4800 that actually bothered to turn up. I said I thought some of the football was excellent, that losing the subs was unfortunate and that we need new bodies in desperately. If anyone else feels we didnt slow the game down from the 70th minute to the end of normal time, I'd welcome an alternative view. Bottom line is that if we have 2-3 injuries and a suspension on Saturday we are seriously going to struggle - not a subjective opinion , fact.
Sometimes I think it's not really "negativity" that people object to on here but any comment that's not tilted grossly in favour of us. I'm constantly being told that I'm negative, despite: supporting the manager from day one and praising him repeatedly since it became clear that he was doing a good job in difficult circumstances; describing Foderingham as the best Town keeper I've ever seen; hailing the commitment and work rate of both Thompsons, Williams and Smith; describing Kasim and Luongo as excellent footballers... There must be more "positivity" that I can't bring to mind right now but it wouldn't make any difference anyway. If you're not constantly saying how wonderful we are you must be "negative". And, as you infer, some of the people who moan on here about negativity can't even be bothered to support "their" team.
I hear you. I genuinely try to make constructive comments but in my view we missed a trick by sitting back when Brighton were looking rocky during the period after we scored and if there keeper had taken as long as Wes was with his kicks the crowd would have been asking the referee to book him. Anyway just to repeat, first half and up to 70 I genuinely felt we were playing some really good stuff but we then took it down to the pace we played against Crewe and I am assuming MC must have relayed that tactic to the players.
I felt the same. Yes, we did play well. Brighton seemed to be there for the taking and we let them off the hook. Perhaps they raised their game. Either way, the substitutions seemed bizarre at the time. When Williams went off I thought "there goes our chance of winning". I'm told he had a back injury. If that's true, there can be no complaints but if it was just a case of "saving them for Saturday" it's a poor show and a game thrown away.
Den your eye sight seems to be poor as the other week you said Nathan was booked and he was not and last night Williams came over to the bench first half and showed his back to the bench and was stood by the bench for at least 1 min before going back in to the middle of the pitch and rubbing his back LOL.
jayden, yes I was picked up on that one last night. I did see Williams come over to the bench but have to admit I didn't pay much attention to it and I didn't notice him struggling at all. Nobody around me seemed to think he was injured so we all missed it! As for the NT phantom booking, I think you must be referring to the incident where the Scunthorpe player was sent off. I though NT was booked for running in and confronting the player. By the way, have you noticed that clever little trick Louis has developed? He did it again last night - a quick shift of the body so that the opponent has nowhere to go but straight into him so he gets the free kick. Just an observation, not a complaint.
Nice one Den . Not on here much as I am busy taking my next set of coaching badges and doing a bit of scouting for Reading for 7/10 year olds. Also did not get a season ticket this time as I will be coaching most Saturdays but hope to get to the Coventry game with my Grandson George this week . I went last night and enjoyed it , we need a goal scorer and a bit more depth to the squad and we will be a decent team. looking at it we may have to sell a player to be able to do this which is a shame but with all the advertising space and crowd down unless another investor is found then we have little choice. All the best and I will try to catch Jock when he's on I did see his post the other day .
Cheers Jayden. Good luck in all those efforts.
[quote][p][bold]jayden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jayden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mchalethegreat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mchalethegreat[/bold] wrote: Love getting minus thumbs for a genuine observation as one of the approx 4800 that actually bothered to turn up. I said I thought some of the football was excellent, that losing the subs was unfortunate and that we need new bodies in desperately. If anyone else feels we didnt slow the game down from the 70th minute to the end of normal time, I'd welcome an alternative view. Bottom line is that if we have 2-3 injuries and a suspension on Saturday we are seriously going to struggle - not a subjective opinion , fact.[/p][/quote]Sometimes I think it's not really "negativity" that people object to on here but any comment that's not tilted grossly in favour of us. I'm constantly being told that I'm negative, despite: supporting the manager from day one and praising him repeatedly since it became clear that he was doing a good job in difficult circumstances; describing Foderingham as the best Town keeper I've ever seen; hailing the commitment and work rate of both Thompsons, Williams and Smith; describing Kasim and Luongo as excellent footballers... There must be more "positivity" that I can't bring to mind right now but it wouldn't make any difference anyway. If you're not constantly saying how wonderful we are you must be "negative". And, as you infer, some of the people who moan on here about negativity can't even be bothered to support "their" team.[/p][/quote]I hear you. I genuinely try to make constructive comments but in my view we missed a trick by sitting back when Brighton were looking rocky during the period after we scored and if there keeper had taken as long as Wes was with his kicks the crowd would have been asking the referee to book him. Anyway just to repeat, first half and up to 70 I genuinely felt we were playing some really good stuff but we then took it down to the pace we played against Crewe and I am assuming MC must have relayed that tactic to the players.[/p][/quote]I felt the same. Yes, we did play well. Brighton seemed to be there for the taking and we let them off the hook. Perhaps they raised their game. Either way, the substitutions seemed bizarre at the time. When Williams went off I thought "there goes our chance of winning". I'm told he had a back injury. If that's true, there can be no complaints but if it was just a case of "saving them for Saturday" it's a poor show and a game thrown away.[/p][/quote]Den your eye sight seems to be poor as the other week you said Nathan was booked and he was not and last night Williams came over to the bench first half and showed his back to the bench and was stood by the bench for at least 1 min before going back in to the middle of the pitch and rubbing his back LOL.[/p][/quote]jayden, yes I was picked up on that one last night. I did see Williams come over to the bench but have to admit I didn't pay much attention to it and I didn't notice him struggling at all. Nobody around me seemed to think he was injured so we all missed it! As for the NT phantom booking, I think you must be referring to the incident where the Scunthorpe player was sent off. I though NT was booked for running in and confronting the player. By the way, have you noticed that clever little trick Louis has developed? He did it again last night - a quick shift of the body so that the opponent has nowhere to go but straight into him so he gets the free kick. Just an observation, not a complaint.[/p][/quote]Nice one Den . Not on here much as I am busy taking my next set of coaching badges and doing a bit of scouting for Reading for 7/10 year olds. Also did not get a season ticket this time as I will be coaching most Saturdays but hope to get to the Coventry game with my Grandson George this week . I went last night and enjoyed it , we need a goal scorer and a bit more depth to the squad and we will be a decent team. looking at it we may have to sell a player to be able to do this which is a shame but with all the advertising space and crowd down unless another investor is found then we have little choice. All the best and I will try to catch Jock when he's on I did see his post the other day .[/p][/quote]Cheers Jayden. Good luck in all those efforts. Oi Den!
  • Score: -1

8:33pm Wed 27 Aug 14

jayden says...

dazzastfc wrote:
dazzastfc wrote:
meadowred wrote:
Outstanding effort and so comfortable on the ball hopefully the sit at home fans will start turning back out to watch a very good young side, yes short in numbers but not been a problem using the young players and the fringe players so bring on the next match , win, lose or draw support your side. At least injuries and red cards are not permanent but talent and desire are.
Outstanding effort and so comfortable on the ball,,,
SUCH A SHAME WE WERE NOT SO COMFORTABLE IN FRONT OF GOAL..
Its all well and good playing pretty football but once again we lost so WHERE DID IT GET USE....

Anyone can play football BUT winning a game is a different matter...
The big question i have is has cooper got any other tactic other than playing pretty football as to me that all he can offer...
He keeps on about how fantastic we were BUT the bottom line is WE LOST..

Are discipline AGAIN IS SHOCKING and with such a small team I would have thought that that would have been a major part of coopers planning and training AGAIN this is why I dont think COOPER is a good manager...OK he is working on a shoestring budget BUT being a football manager anyone would think well hope he has other options and tactics...
It would be nice if people who press that stupid dislike button to have the balls and post a response instead of being a sad stupid button pusher with nothing to say...And if I am wrong please tell me where and why
How are you Dazz I all is well with you .
[quote][p][bold]dazzastfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dazzastfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]meadowred[/bold] wrote: Outstanding effort and so comfortable on the ball hopefully the sit at home fans will start turning back out to watch a very good young side, yes short in numbers but not been a problem using the young players and the fringe players so bring on the next match , win, lose or draw support your side. At least injuries and red cards are not permanent but talent and desire are.[/p][/quote]Outstanding effort and so comfortable on the ball,,, SUCH A SHAME WE WERE NOT SO COMFORTABLE IN FRONT OF GOAL.. Its all well and good playing pretty football but once again we lost so WHERE DID IT GET USE.... Anyone can play football BUT winning a game is a different matter... The big question i have is has cooper got any other tactic other than playing pretty football as to me that all he can offer... He keeps on about how fantastic we were BUT the bottom line is WE LOST.. Are discipline AGAIN IS SHOCKING and with such a small team I would have thought that that would have been a major part of coopers planning and training AGAIN this is why I dont think COOPER is a good manager...OK he is working on a shoestring budget BUT being a football manager anyone would think well hope he has other options and tactics...[/p][/quote]It would be nice if people who press that stupid dislike button to have the balls and post a response instead of being a sad stupid button pusher with nothing to say...And if I am wrong please tell me where and why[/p][/quote]How are you Dazz I all is well with you . jayden
  • Score: -8

8:37pm Wed 27 Aug 14

dazzastfc says...

Good thanks mate Hope your well up your end ?,,
Good thanks mate Hope your well up your end ?,, dazzastfc
  • Score: -6

8:44pm Wed 27 Aug 14

old town robin says...

Oi Den! wrote:
avo wrote:
old town robin wrote:
Since 1950 wrote:
The team and all conserned can all be very proud of the effort put in by 'Coopers Kids' last night, there's no doubting that. They gave all.
However, it has to be said, once again we squandered chances and should have gone in at half time in front even with Inces's worldy. Once more Nathan has let the team down with an utterly pointless sending off in the last seconds. Does he learn nothing? He is, I am afraid, becoming a liability in that regard. Big headache now for Saturday with the suspension and injuries.
I await the thumbs down for telling the truth.
First half was superb and as you say we should have been a couple of goals up and out of sight. Brighton only came into the game after we scored, we were probably tiring as we started to sit deeper and allowed them more time and space.

Surprised nobody else has mentioned the foul in their area on Barker, (who has improved considerably). From where I was sitting it looked a stonewall penalty with a tackle very similar to that committed by Turnbull for their penalty. The linesman on the Arkells side who we have had several times before was as inept as usual. if that had been given we would have had a very good chance to have won it inside 90 minutes.

We really need to get some loans in before Saturday with so many of the boys carrying knocks plus the unnecessary suspension.
From where I was sat the defender made a great tackle. No penalty.
Same here Avo. I did think the ref was far too lenient overall though. By not punishing Branco's lunge, he set a precedent. When Gladwin was floored later on there might have been an element of revenge involved. If Branco had received the booking (at least) that he deserved, all the players would have known where they stood.
Den, Avo, You say it was a good tackle, but it was from behind, we had Louis T sent off and conceded a penalty against Crawley for a similar tackle, with the ref nowhere near and an inept lino's not helping. Some consistency from officials on tackles from behind would clarify what is a foul and what is not. Can't help thinking if that tackle/foul was anywhere else but inside the penalty area it would have been a free kick.

By the way Den frrom where you say you usually sit, I was a lot closer, just to the right of Coopers dugout and fouled or not Barker was brought down by their player when ahead of him.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]avo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: The team and all conserned can all be very proud of the effort put in by 'Coopers Kids' last night, there's no doubting that. They gave all. However, it has to be said, once again we squandered chances and should have gone in at half time in front even with Inces's worldy. Once more Nathan has let the team down with an utterly pointless sending off in the last seconds. Does he learn nothing? He is, I am afraid, becoming a liability in that regard. Big headache now for Saturday with the suspension and injuries. I await the thumbs down for telling the truth.[/p][/quote]First half was superb and as you say we should have been a couple of goals up and out of sight. Brighton only came into the game after we scored, we were probably tiring as we started to sit deeper and allowed them more time and space. Surprised nobody else has mentioned the foul in their area on Barker, (who has improved considerably). From where I was sitting it looked a stonewall penalty with a tackle very similar to that committed by Turnbull for their penalty. The linesman on the Arkells side who we have had several times before was as inept as usual. if that had been given we would have had a very good chance to have won it inside 90 minutes. We really need to get some loans in before Saturday with so many of the boys carrying knocks plus the unnecessary suspension.[/p][/quote]From where I was sat the defender made a great tackle. No penalty.[/p][/quote]Same here Avo. I did think the ref was far too lenient overall though. By not punishing Branco's lunge, he set a precedent. When Gladwin was floored later on there might have been an element of revenge involved. If Branco had received the booking (at least) that he deserved, all the players would have known where they stood.[/p][/quote]Den, Avo, You say it was a good tackle, but it was from behind, we had Louis T sent off and conceded a penalty against Crawley for a similar tackle, with the ref nowhere near and an inept lino's not helping. Some consistency from officials on tackles from behind would clarify what is a foul and what is not. Can't help thinking if that tackle/foul was anywhere else but inside the penalty area it would have been a free kick. By the way Den frrom where you say you usually sit, I was a lot closer, just to the right of Coopers dugout and fouled or not Barker was brought down by their player when ahead of him. old town robin
  • Score: 1

9:02pm Wed 27 Aug 14

jayden says...

dazzastfc wrote:
Good thanks mate Hope your well up your end ?,,
Yes all good Dazz having a bit of a change in my life style at the moment I have just sold my house and come into a little bit of money so looking for a bit of land to build a house. Also doing a lot of coaching meeting quite a few scouts from different clubs. Hopefully I can get out of the building trade next year. Steve you and I had better get that game in this year sometime .
[quote][p][bold]dazzastfc[/bold] wrote: Good thanks mate Hope your well up your end ?,,[/p][/quote]Yes all good Dazz having a bit of a change in my life style at the moment I have just sold my house and come into a little bit of money so looking for a bit of land to build a house. Also doing a lot of coaching meeting quite a few scouts from different clubs. Hopefully I can get out of the building trade next year. Steve you and I had better get that game in this year sometime . jayden
  • Score: -2

9:07pm Wed 27 Aug 14

london paolo says...

dazzastfc wrote:
dazzastfc wrote:
meadowred wrote:
Outstanding effort and so comfortable on the ball hopefully the sit at home fans will start turning back out to watch a very good young side, yes short in numbers but not been a problem using the young players and the fringe players so bring on the next match , win, lose or draw support your side. At least injuries and red cards are not permanent but talent and desire are.
Outstanding effort and so comfortable on the ball,,,
SUCH A SHAME WE WERE NOT SO COMFORTABLE IN FRONT OF GOAL..
Its all well and good playing pretty football but once again we lost so WHERE DID IT GET USE....

Anyone can play football BUT winning a game is a different matter...
The big question i have is has cooper got any other tactic other than playing pretty football as to me that all he can offer...
He keeps on about how fantastic we were BUT the bottom line is WE LOST..

Are discipline AGAIN IS SHOCKING and with such a small team I would have thought that that would have been a major part of coopers planning and training AGAIN this is why I dont think COOPER is a good manager...OK he is working on a shoestring budget BUT being a football manager anyone would think well hope he has other options and tactics...
It would be nice if people who press that stupid dislike button to have the balls and post a response instead of being a sad stupid button pusher with nothing to say...And if I am wrong please tell me where and why
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[quote][p][bold]dazzastfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dazzastfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]meadowred[/bold] wrote: Outstanding effort and so comfortable on the ball hopefully the sit at home fans will start turning back out to watch a very good young side, yes short in numbers but not been a problem using the young players and the fringe players so bring on the next match , win, lose or draw support your side. At least injuries and red cards are not permanent but talent and desire are.[/p][/quote]Outstanding effort and so comfortable on the ball,,, SUCH A SHAME WE WERE NOT SO COMFORTABLE IN FRONT OF GOAL.. Its all well and good playing pretty football but once again we lost so WHERE DID IT GET USE.... Anyone can play football BUT winning a game is a different matter... The big question i have is has cooper got any other tactic other than playing pretty football as to me that all he can offer... He keeps on about how fantastic we were BUT the bottom line is WE LOST.. Are discipline AGAIN IS SHOCKING and with such a small team I would have thought that that would have been a major part of coopers planning and training AGAIN this is why I dont think COOPER is a good manager...OK he is working on a shoestring budget BUT being a football manager anyone would think well hope he has other options and tactics...[/p][/quote]It would be nice if people who press that stupid dislike button to have the balls and post a response instead of being a sad stupid button pusher with nothing to say...And if I am wrong please tell me where and why[/p][/quote]-1 london paolo
  • Score: -7

9:11pm Wed 27 Aug 14

london paolo says...

dazzastfc wrote:
dazzastfc wrote:
meadowred wrote:
Outstanding effort and so comfortable on the ball hopefully the sit at home fans will start turning back out to watch a very good young side, yes short in numbers but not been a problem using the young players and the fringe players so bring on the next match , win, lose or draw support your side. At least injuries and red cards are not permanent but talent and desire are.
Outstanding effort and so comfortable on the ball,,,
SUCH A SHAME WE WERE NOT SO COMFORTABLE IN FRONT OF GOAL..
Its all well and good playing pretty football but once again we lost so WHERE DID IT GET USE....

Anyone can play football BUT winning a game is a different matter...
The big question i have is has cooper got any other tactic other than playing pretty football as to me that all he can offer...
He keeps on about how fantastic we were BUT the bottom line is WE LOST..

Are discipline AGAIN IS SHOCKING and with such a small team I would have thought that that would have been a major part of coopers planning and training AGAIN this is why I dont think COOPER is a good manager...OK he is working on a shoestring budget BUT being a football manager anyone would think well hope he has other options and tactics...
It would be nice if people who press that stupid dislike button to have the balls and post a response instead of being a sad stupid button pusher with nothing to say...And if I am wrong please tell me where and why
Just having a bit of fun Dazza.

I agree with you - people should post, but it's easy for keyboard warriors to click a down button.

I'm not sure how bad our finishing is, or whether the patient game is creating enough chances. So I researched the stats on shots/shots on target:

Brighton 18 shots/ 3 on target
Crewe 12/8
Gills 14/9
Crawley 26/7
Luton 15/6
Scunny 8/3

Make of that what you will. Certainly in some of the away games we are creating a host of chances. Some of the games (Brighton, Crawley) it is a low percentage actually on target. They're just statistics though, don't tell the whole story.
[quote][p][bold]dazzastfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dazzastfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]meadowred[/bold] wrote: Outstanding effort and so comfortable on the ball hopefully the sit at home fans will start turning back out to watch a very good young side, yes short in numbers but not been a problem using the young players and the fringe players so bring on the next match , win, lose or draw support your side. At least injuries and red cards are not permanent but talent and desire are.[/p][/quote]Outstanding effort and so comfortable on the ball,,, SUCH A SHAME WE WERE NOT SO COMFORTABLE IN FRONT OF GOAL.. Its all well and good playing pretty football but once again we lost so WHERE DID IT GET USE.... Anyone can play football BUT winning a game is a different matter... The big question i have is has cooper got any other tactic other than playing pretty football as to me that all he can offer... He keeps on about how fantastic we were BUT the bottom line is WE LOST.. Are discipline AGAIN IS SHOCKING and with such a small team I would have thought that that would have been a major part of coopers planning and training AGAIN this is why I dont think COOPER is a good manager...OK he is working on a shoestring budget BUT being a football manager anyone would think well hope he has other options and tactics...[/p][/quote]It would be nice if people who press that stupid dislike button to have the balls and post a response instead of being a sad stupid button pusher with nothing to say...And if I am wrong please tell me where and why[/p][/quote]Just having a bit of fun Dazza. I agree with you - people should post, but it's easy for keyboard warriors to click a down button. I'm not sure how bad our finishing is, or whether the patient game is creating enough chances. So I researched the stats on shots/shots on target: Brighton 18 shots/ 3 on target Crewe 12/8 Gills 14/9 Crawley 26/7 Luton 15/6 Scunny 8/3 Make of that what you will. Certainly in some of the away games we are creating a host of chances. Some of the games (Brighton, Crawley) it is a low percentage actually on target. They're just statistics though, don't tell the whole story. london paolo
  • Score: 1

9:13pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Oi Den! says...

OTR, I certainly wouldn't argue the point too strongly. As you suggest, I wasn't close enough to be sure but from my seat it looked a great tackle. I didn't see any appeals from our players either.

The tackle from behind debate is interesting. It does seem very muddled. I'm hoping to get a bit of clarity on the guidance given to refs. If I get any joy I'll post it on here.
OTR, I certainly wouldn't argue the point too strongly. As you suggest, I wasn't close enough to be sure but from my seat it looked a great tackle. I didn't see any appeals from our players either. The tackle from behind debate is interesting. It does seem very muddled. I'm hoping to get a bit of clarity on the guidance given to refs. If I get any joy I'll post it on here. Oi Den!
  • Score: -1

9:14pm Wed 27 Aug 14

lifelong red says...

Can"t speak for other clubs - but with us traditionally we often get low crowds in the early part of the season , if you look back to our one and only season in the prem our first home game attracted only around 11,000 albeit Oldham , our first season in the prem however . I think the club can also do itself a favour by bringing back kid a quid .Also, there has been so many false dawns over the years that I think apathy also play a part , its often a case of " same old Swindon , seen it all before" mentality . Another factor is the the way the town itself has changed over the years , with people moving here from other places hence already having their favourite team to support . There is no straightforward or easy solution to this , but I do believe that ground redevelopment hence giving it a more modern feel could help . Although we are developing a fine young team playing attractive football , we still need it seems a healthy away support to boost the crowd into five figures .
Can"t speak for other clubs - but with us traditionally we often get low crowds in the early part of the season , if you look back to our one and only season in the prem our first home game attracted only around 11,000 albeit Oldham , our first season in the prem however . I think the club can also do itself a favour by bringing back kid a quid .Also, there has been so many false dawns over the years that I think apathy also play a part , its often a case of " same old Swindon , seen it all before" mentality . Another factor is the the way the town itself has changed over the years , with people moving here from other places hence already having their favourite team to support . There is no straightforward or easy solution to this , but I do believe that ground redevelopment hence giving it a more modern feel could help . Although we are developing a fine young team playing attractive football , we still need it seems a healthy away support to boost the crowd into five figures . lifelong red
  • Score: 5

9:41pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Is that you Lovesey says...

Cleuso wrote:
Is that you Lovesey wrote:
Mchalethegreat wrote:
Love getting minus thumbs for a genuine observation as one of the approx 4800 that actually bothered to turn up. I said I thought some of the football was excellent, that losing the subs was unfortunate and that we need new bodies in desperately. If anyone else feels we didnt slow the game down from the 70th minute to the end of normal time, I'd welcome an alternative view. Bottom line is that if we have 2-3 injuries and a suspension on Saturday we are seriously going to struggle - not a subjective opinion , fact.
Dont worry I got thumbs down for saying I was bored Saturday, but again that was a fact !!!

I nearly didn't renew my ST's this year and felt like taking a Mark Cooper Sabatical..... But I stuck with it for now, but I WAS BORED SATURDAY

Watching us keep the ball in our own half is borrrriiiiiiiing....


......
Put Saturday down to Crewe, wasn't Swindon's fault Crewe had no ambition or any answer to how to get the ball. As long as we have the ball enjoy the passing.
Up until mid way through last season, I went to every game possible home and away, talk about the football all you want but i find keepball possession football with no purpose as boring as fck, crew were abysmal I agree so why sit back and knock the ball around , put them to the sword, I have no intention of going to an away game and after being bored saturday couldnt be bothered last night, along with the othe 4k that didnt turn up, I missed a cracker but it could easily have been 3 hours of my life wasted. If I was the only one feeling that way then gates wouldnt be dropping rapidly, its just my oppinion and some cracks are being papered over. I will always love STFC but I cant say that I was gagging for this season to start.
[quote][p][bold]Cleuso[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mchalethegreat[/bold] wrote: Love getting minus thumbs for a genuine observation as one of the approx 4800 that actually bothered to turn up. I said I thought some of the football was excellent, that losing the subs was unfortunate and that we need new bodies in desperately. If anyone else feels we didnt slow the game down from the 70th minute to the end of normal time, I'd welcome an alternative view. Bottom line is that if we have 2-3 injuries and a suspension on Saturday we are seriously going to struggle - not a subjective opinion , fact.[/p][/quote]Dont worry I got thumbs down for saying I was bored Saturday, but again that was a fact !!! I nearly didn't renew my ST's this year and felt like taking a Mark Cooper Sabatical..... But I stuck with it for now, but I WAS BORED SATURDAY Watching us keep the ball in our own half is borrrriiiiiiiing.... ......[/p][/quote]Put Saturday down to Crewe, wasn't Swindon's fault Crewe had no ambition or any answer to how to get the ball. As long as we have the ball enjoy the passing.[/p][/quote]Up until mid way through last season, I went to every game possible home and away, talk about the football all you want but i find keepball possession football with no purpose as boring as fck, crew were abysmal I agree so why sit back and knock the ball around , put them to the sword, I have no intention of going to an away game and after being bored saturday couldnt be bothered last night, along with the othe 4k that didnt turn up, I missed a cracker but it could easily have been 3 hours of my life wasted. If I was the only one feeling that way then gates wouldnt be dropping rapidly, its just my oppinion and some cracks are being papered over. I will always love STFC but I cant say that I was gagging for this season to start. Is that you Lovesey
  • Score: -6

10:07pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Oldhamred says...

I'm not so sure that there is any problem with last nights attendance of 5414.
Millwall had an average of over 11k for league games last season, which was is around 3k per game more than at Town.
They had a home draw against Premiership opponents in the same round of the same competition on the same night, but that game was only attended by 600 more fans.
I think it is the competition that has lost its appeal, not STFC.
I'm not so sure that there is any problem with last nights attendance of 5414. Millwall had an average of over 11k for league games last season, which was is around 3k per game more than at Town. They had a home draw against Premiership opponents in the same round of the same competition on the same night, but that game was only attended by 600 more fans. I think it is the competition that has lost its appeal, not STFC. Oldhamred
  • Score: 2

10:10pm Wed 27 Aug 14

dazzastfc says...

jayden wrote:
dazzastfc wrote:
Good thanks mate Hope your well up your end ?,,
Yes all good Dazz having a bit of a change in my life style at the moment I have just sold my house and come into a little bit of money so looking for a bit of land to build a house. Also doing a lot of coaching meeting quite a few scouts from different clubs. Hopefully I can get out of the building trade next year. Steve you and I had better get that game in this year sometime .
Fair play to ya jay hope it all ends up with what you are looking for...

When steve get off his arse we will make a good day of it ok mate...

Hope 2 see you BOTH soon...

PS Any chance of a sub lol
[quote][p][bold]jayden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dazzastfc[/bold] wrote: Good thanks mate Hope your well up your end ?,,[/p][/quote]Yes all good Dazz having a bit of a change in my life style at the moment I have just sold my house and come into a little bit of money so looking for a bit of land to build a house. Also doing a lot of coaching meeting quite a few scouts from different clubs. Hopefully I can get out of the building trade next year. Steve you and I had better get that game in this year sometime .[/p][/quote]Fair play to ya jay hope it all ends up with what you are looking for... When steve get off his arse we will make a good day of it ok mate... Hope 2 see you BOTH soon... PS Any chance of a sub lol dazzastfc
  • Score: -1

10:20pm Wed 27 Aug 14

dazzastfc says...

Is that you Lovesey wrote:
Cleuso wrote:
Is that you Lovesey wrote:
Mchalethegreat wrote:
Love getting minus thumbs for a genuine observation as one of the approx 4800 that actually bothered to turn up. I said I thought some of the football was excellent, that losing the subs was unfortunate and that we need new bodies in desperately. If anyone else feels we didnt slow the game down from the 70th minute to the end of normal time, I'd welcome an alternative view. Bottom line is that if we have 2-3 injuries and a suspension on Saturday we are seriously going to struggle - not a subjective opinion , fact.
Dont worry I got thumbs down for saying I was bored Saturday, but again that was a fact !!!

I nearly didn't renew my ST's this year and felt like taking a Mark Cooper Sabatical..... But I stuck with it for now, but I WAS BORED SATURDAY

Watching us keep the ball in our own half is borrrriiiiiiiing....



......
Put Saturday down to Crewe, wasn't Swindon's fault Crewe had no ambition or any answer to how to get the ball. As long as we have the ball enjoy the passing.
Up until mid way through last season, I went to every game possible home and away, talk about the football all you want but i find keepball possession football with no purpose as boring as fck, crew were abysmal I agree so why sit back and knock the ball around , put them to the sword, I have no intention of going to an away game and after being bored saturday couldnt be bothered last night, along with the othe 4k that didnt turn up, I missed a cracker but it could easily have been 3 hours of my life wasted. If I was the only one feeling that way then gates wouldnt be dropping rapidly, its just my oppinion and some cracks are being papered over. I will always love STFC but I cant say that I was gagging for this season to start.
Dont worry about it Steve I thought saturdays game was boring as well..

What a lot of people are forgetting is brighton played there 3rd team last night but HEY WE PLAYED WELL SO WHO CARES ?
[quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cleuso[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mchalethegreat[/bold] wrote: Love getting minus thumbs for a genuine observation as one of the approx 4800 that actually bothered to turn up. I said I thought some of the football was excellent, that losing the subs was unfortunate and that we need new bodies in desperately. If anyone else feels we didnt slow the game down from the 70th minute to the end of normal time, I'd welcome an alternative view. Bottom line is that if we have 2-3 injuries and a suspension on Saturday we are seriously going to struggle - not a subjective opinion , fact.[/p][/quote]Dont worry I got thumbs down for saying I was bored Saturday, but again that was a fact !!! I nearly didn't renew my ST's this year and felt like taking a Mark Cooper Sabatical..... But I stuck with it for now, but I WAS BORED SATURDAY Watching us keep the ball in our own half is borrrriiiiiiiing.... ......[/p][/quote]Put Saturday down to Crewe, wasn't Swindon's fault Crewe had no ambition or any answer to how to get the ball. As long as we have the ball enjoy the passing.[/p][/quote]Up until mid way through last season, I went to every game possible home and away, talk about the football all you want but i find keepball possession football with no purpose as boring as fck, crew were abysmal I agree so why sit back and knock the ball around , put them to the sword, I have no intention of going to an away game and after being bored saturday couldnt be bothered last night, along with the othe 4k that didnt turn up, I missed a cracker but it could easily have been 3 hours of my life wasted. If I was the only one feeling that way then gates wouldnt be dropping rapidly, its just my oppinion and some cracks are being papered over. I will always love STFC but I cant say that I was gagging for this season to start.[/p][/quote]Dont worry about it Steve I thought saturdays game was boring as well.. What a lot of people are forgetting is brighton played there 3rd team last night but HEY WE PLAYED WELL SO WHO CARES ? dazzastfc
  • Score: -8

10:35pm Wed 27 Aug 14

The Jockster says...

jayden wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
jayden wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Mchalethegreat wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Mchalethegreat wrote: Love getting minus thumbs for a genuine observation as one of the approx 4800 that actually bothered to turn up. I said I thought some of the football was excellent, that losing the subs was unfortunate and that we need new bodies in desperately. If anyone else feels we didnt slow the game down from the 70th minute to the end of normal time, I'd welcome an alternative view. Bottom line is that if we have 2-3 injuries and a suspension on Saturday we are seriously going to struggle - not a subjective opinion , fact.
Sometimes I think it's not really "negativity" that people object to on here but any comment that's not tilted grossly in favour of us. I'm constantly being told that I'm negative, despite: supporting the manager from day one and praising him repeatedly since it became clear that he was doing a good job in difficult circumstances; describing Foderingham as the best Town keeper I've ever seen; hailing the commitment and work rate of both Thompsons, Williams and Smith; describing Kasim and Luongo as excellent footballers... There must be more "positivity" that I can't bring to mind right now but it wouldn't make any difference anyway. If you're not constantly saying how wonderful we are you must be "negative". And, as you infer, some of the people who moan on here about negativity can't even be bothered to support "their" team.
I hear you. I genuinely try to make constructive comments but in my view we missed a trick by sitting back when Brighton were looking rocky during the period after we scored and if there keeper had taken as long as Wes was with his kicks the crowd would have been asking the referee to book him. Anyway just to repeat, first half and up to 70 I genuinely felt we were playing some really good stuff but we then took it down to the pace we played against Crewe and I am assuming MC must have relayed that tactic to the players.
I felt the same. Yes, we did play well. Brighton seemed to be there for the taking and we let them off the hook. Perhaps they raised their game. Either way, the substitutions seemed bizarre at the time. When Williams went off I thought "there goes our chance of winning". I'm told he had a back injury. If that's true, there can be no complaints but if it was just a case of "saving them for Saturday" it's a poor show and a game thrown away.
Den your eye sight seems to be poor as the other week you said Nathan was booked and he was not and last night Williams came over to the bench first half and showed his back to the bench and was stood by the bench for at least 1 min before going back in to the middle of the pitch and rubbing his back LOL.
jayden, yes I was picked up on that one last night. I did see Williams come over to the bench but have to admit I didn't pay much attention to it and I didn't notice him struggling at all. Nobody around me seemed to think he was injured so we all missed it! As for the NT phantom booking, I think you must be referring to the incident where the Scunthorpe player was sent off. I though NT was booked for running in and confronting the player. By the way, have you noticed that clever little trick Louis has developed? He did it again last night - a quick shift of the body so that the opponent has nowhere to go but straight into him so he gets the free kick. Just an observation, not a complaint.
Nice one Den . Not on here much as I am busy taking my next set of coaching badges and doing a bit of scouting for Reading for 7/10 year olds. Also did not get a season ticket this time as I will be coaching most Saturdays but hope to get to the Coventry game with my Grandson George this week . I went last night and enjoyed it , we need a goal scorer and a bit more depth to the squad and we will be a decent team. looking at it we may have to sell a player to be able to do this which is a shame but with all the advertising space and crowd down unless another investor is found then we have little choice. All the best and I will try to catch Jock when he's on I did see his post the other day .
Hey Jayden good to hear from you. You do realise your reasons for not attending games won't wash with WeArePants ( ooh nice bit of alliteration there) of course. Thou shalt attend without exception is his drumbeat.
Mind you I might have to question one of your activities "scouting for Reading" (sharp intake of breath lol).
Seriously good luck with the lifestyle change and the coaching badges and if you think you might have found the next Sir Don point him our way rather than the Biscuits. All the best mon ami.
[quote][p][bold]jayden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jayden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mchalethegreat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mchalethegreat[/bold] wrote: Love getting minus thumbs for a genuine observation as one of the approx 4800 that actually bothered to turn up. I said I thought some of the football was excellent, that losing the subs was unfortunate and that we need new bodies in desperately. If anyone else feels we didnt slow the game down from the 70th minute to the end of normal time, I'd welcome an alternative view. Bottom line is that if we have 2-3 injuries and a suspension on Saturday we are seriously going to struggle - not a subjective opinion , fact.[/p][/quote]Sometimes I think it's not really "negativity" that people object to on here but any comment that's not tilted grossly in favour of us. I'm constantly being told that I'm negative, despite: supporting the manager from day one and praising him repeatedly since it became clear that he was doing a good job in difficult circumstances; describing Foderingham as the best Town keeper I've ever seen; hailing the commitment and work rate of both Thompsons, Williams and Smith; describing Kasim and Luongo as excellent footballers... There must be more "positivity" that I can't bring to mind right now but it wouldn't make any difference anyway. If you're not constantly saying how wonderful we are you must be "negative". And, as you infer, some of the people who moan on here about negativity can't even be bothered to support "their" team.[/p][/quote]I hear you. I genuinely try to make constructive comments but in my view we missed a trick by sitting back when Brighton were looking rocky during the period after we scored and if there keeper had taken as long as Wes was with his kicks the crowd would have been asking the referee to book him. Anyway just to repeat, first half and up to 70 I genuinely felt we were playing some really good stuff but we then took it down to the pace we played against Crewe and I am assuming MC must have relayed that tactic to the players.[/p][/quote]I felt the same. Yes, we did play well. Brighton seemed to be there for the taking and we let them off the hook. Perhaps they raised their game. Either way, the substitutions seemed bizarre at the time. When Williams went off I thought "there goes our chance of winning". I'm told he had a back injury. If that's true, there can be no complaints but if it was just a case of "saving them for Saturday" it's a poor show and a game thrown away.[/p][/quote]Den your eye sight seems to be poor as the other week you said Nathan was booked and he was not and last night Williams came over to the bench first half and showed his back to the bench and was stood by the bench for at least 1 min before going back in to the middle of the pitch and rubbing his back LOL.[/p][/quote]jayden, yes I was picked up on that one last night. I did see Williams come over to the bench but have to admit I didn't pay much attention to it and I didn't notice him struggling at all. Nobody around me seemed to think he was injured so we all missed it! As for the NT phantom booking, I think you must be referring to the incident where the Scunthorpe player was sent off. I though NT was booked for running in and confronting the player. By the way, have you noticed that clever little trick Louis has developed? He did it again last night - a quick shift of the body so that the opponent has nowhere to go but straight into him so he gets the free kick. Just an observation, not a complaint.[/p][/quote]Nice one Den . Not on here much as I am busy taking my next set of coaching badges and doing a bit of scouting for Reading for 7/10 year olds. Also did not get a season ticket this time as I will be coaching most Saturdays but hope to get to the Coventry game with my Grandson George this week . I went last night and enjoyed it , we need a goal scorer and a bit more depth to the squad and we will be a decent team. looking at it we may have to sell a player to be able to do this which is a shame but with all the advertising space and crowd down unless another investor is found then we have little choice. All the best and I will try to catch Jock when he's on I did see his post the other day .[/p][/quote]Hey Jayden good to hear from you. You do realise your reasons for not attending games won't wash with WeArePants ( ooh nice bit of alliteration there) of course. Thou shalt attend without exception is his drumbeat. Mind you I might have to question one of your activities "scouting for Reading" (sharp intake of breath lol). Seriously good luck with the lifestyle change and the coaching badges and if you think you might have found the next Sir Don point him our way rather than the Biscuits. All the best mon ami. The Jockster
  • Score: 0

10:37pm Wed 27 Aug 14

old town robin says...

dazzastfc wrote:
dazzastfc wrote:
meadowred wrote:
Outstanding effort and so comfortable on the ball hopefully the sit at home fans will start turning back out to watch a very good young side, yes short in numbers but not been a problem using the young players and the fringe players so bring on the next match , win, lose or draw support your side. At least injuries and red cards are not permanent but talent and desire are.
Outstanding effort and so comfortable on the ball,,,
SUCH A SHAME WE WERE NOT SO COMFORTABLE IN FRONT OF GOAL..
Its all well and good playing pretty football but once again we lost so WHERE DID IT GET USE....

Anyone can play football BUT winning a game is a different matter...
The big question i have is has cooper got any other tactic other than playing pretty football as to me that all he can offer...
He keeps on about how fantastic we were BUT the bottom line is WE LOST..

Are discipline AGAIN IS SHOCKING and with such a small team I would have thought that that would have been a major part of coopers planning and training AGAIN this is why I dont think COOPER is a good manager...OK he is working on a shoestring budget BUT being a football manager anyone would think well hope he has other options and tactics...
It would be nice if people who press that stupid dislike button to have the balls and post a response instead of being a sad stupid button pusher with nothing to say...And if I am wrong please tell me where and why
Daz, agreed with your first post and many of your others, you tell it is how it is, I gave you a thumbs up and support you on this one with another thumbs up. I also don't understand why some posters that disagree do not have the gumption to have an alternative opinion. You are absolutely right we do not have a competent striker, if we did we would have scored more against Crewe and finished off Brighton in the first half. It is clear for all who attend that is a fact and not necessarily having a go at a player that is simply not at the required level to make the difference.

As good as we played last night, as you said we lost and as an ex-Pinehurst boy, I agree with you winning comes first. to come second is not an option. some of us are not good losers and there's no prizes for also rans. it would have been a winnable visit to Burton and the chance to reach the 4th round to bring in some much needed revenue. But it is not to be.

Hopefully we can get in those 2 or 3 players we need and there is still plenty to play for this season.

COYR's
[quote][p][bold]dazzastfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dazzastfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]meadowred[/bold] wrote: Outstanding effort and so comfortable on the ball hopefully the sit at home fans will start turning back out to watch a very good young side, yes short in numbers but not been a problem using the young players and the fringe players so bring on the next match , win, lose or draw support your side. At least injuries and red cards are not permanent but talent and desire are.[/p][/quote]Outstanding effort and so comfortable on the ball,,, SUCH A SHAME WE WERE NOT SO COMFORTABLE IN FRONT OF GOAL.. Its all well and good playing pretty football but once again we lost so WHERE DID IT GET USE.... Anyone can play football BUT winning a game is a different matter... The big question i have is has cooper got any other tactic other than playing pretty football as to me that all he can offer... He keeps on about how fantastic we were BUT the bottom line is WE LOST.. Are discipline AGAIN IS SHOCKING and with such a small team I would have thought that that would have been a major part of coopers planning and training AGAIN this is why I dont think COOPER is a good manager...OK he is working on a shoestring budget BUT being a football manager anyone would think well hope he has other options and tactics...[/p][/quote]It would be nice if people who press that stupid dislike button to have the balls and post a response instead of being a sad stupid button pusher with nothing to say...And if I am wrong please tell me where and why[/p][/quote]Daz, agreed with your first post and many of your others, you tell it is how it is, I gave you a thumbs up and support you on this one with another thumbs up. I also don't understand why some posters that disagree do not have the gumption to have an alternative opinion. You are absolutely right we do not have a competent striker, if we did we would have scored more against Crewe and finished off Brighton in the first half. It is clear for all who attend that is a fact and not necessarily having a go at a player that is simply not at the required level to make the difference. As good as we played last night, as you said we lost and as an ex-Pinehurst boy, I agree with you winning comes first. to come second is not an option. some of us are not good losers and there's no prizes for also rans. it would have been a winnable visit to Burton and the chance to reach the 4th round to bring in some much needed revenue. But it is not to be. Hopefully we can get in those 2 or 3 players we need and there is still plenty to play for this season. COYR's old town robin
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11:40am Thu 28 Aug 14

Oi Den! says...

Oi Den! wrote:
OTR, I certainly wouldn't argue the point too strongly. As you suggest, I wasn't close enough to be sure but from my seat it looked a great tackle. I didn't see any appeals from our players either.

The tackle from behind debate is interesting. It does seem very muddled. I'm hoping to get a bit of clarity on the guidance given to refs. If I get any joy I'll post it on here.
I wonder if the minus person(s) could explain what he/she/they found disagreeable in the above post?
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: OTR, I certainly wouldn't argue the point too strongly. As you suggest, I wasn't close enough to be sure but from my seat it looked a great tackle. I didn't see any appeals from our players either. The tackle from behind debate is interesting. It does seem very muddled. I'm hoping to get a bit of clarity on the guidance given to refs. If I get any joy I'll post it on here.[/p][/quote]I wonder if the minus person(s) could explain what he/she/they found disagreeable in the above post? Oi Den!
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6:12pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Oi Den! says...

Haha! I'll give myself a minus for this one to start the ball rolling.
Haha! I'll give myself a minus for this one to start the ball rolling. Oi Den!
  • Score: -3
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