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  • REPORTING BY SAM MORSHEAD
  • FT: Town 2 (Ranger 28, Kasim 70) Posh 1 (Knight-Percival, 78)
  • Tomlin sent off for Peterborough
  • Ranger makes surprise return and starts for Town
  • McEveley out, Barker on bench, Branco gets full league debut

5:53pm

That's your lot from us this evening, thanks for joining us for Matchday Live this afternoon.

I look forward to welcoming you all back on Tuesday night when Swindon Town make the trip to Stevenage where a win could see them end up in the play-off places.

See you then.

5:52pm

Swindon Town now sit eighth in League One, two points off the play-offs.

5:50pm

LEAGUE ONE RESULTS

Bradford 1 Bristol City 1; Brentford 2 Port Vale 0; Colchester 3 Gillingham 0; Leyton Orient 4 Carlisle 0; MK Dons 3 Shrewsbury 2; Notts County 2 Sheffield Utd 1; Oldham 1 Stevenage 0; Rotherham 4 Crewe 2; Swindon 2 Peterborough 1; Tranmere 1 Walsall 1; Wolves 2 Preston 0

5:44pm

YOUR SAY

5:42pm

5:37pm

Mark Cooper has confirmed the Advertiser's story from earlier today that Nile Ranger apologised to his teammates this week.

He said: "He scored a goal. I was sat in the director’s box and there were a few behind me who were screaming ‘get it in the box’ and when we scored I had a nice look around.

Swindon Advertiser: Swindon’s Nile Ranger in action against Crewe Alexandra on Saturday

NILE RANGER

“Nile came to me and wanted to apologise to the players. It was put to the players, did they want to give him another chance and I think in football terms they want him in the team. With the rest of the stuff off the pitch they feel very let down by him and they let him know that.

“Words are cheap. I’ve heard it before from Nile, let’s see. That’s two days he’s been on time, three would be a miracle."

5:36pm

The 20-man scrum in front of the dug-outs was down to Massimo Luongo "getting kneed" by one of the Peterborough players, according to Yaser Kasim.

Mark Cooper was quick to play down the issue, however, saying: “The goalkeeper coaches keep getting sent off – Fraser’s done the walk and now Jimmy Walker gets it today. It’s just passion and emotion running high. It’s handbags and nothing in it at all."

5:35pm

Here's Kasim on the return of Nile Ranger: “It’s nice to have Nile in the team because I bounce off him quite easily. That’s what Nile can give you and I think I can get more goals if he keeps his screws on."

5:35pm

Yaser Kasim is up now and he's got a full-on Cheshire Cat smile on him.

"After the first goal we sat back and they attacked and we didn't seem to get the balance right and we couldn't win the ball back and keep it. It was a weird one but just another challenge and we got through it," he said.

Swindon Advertiser: Swindon Town trialist Yaser Kasim

YASER KASIM

"It's a big statement because we obviously lost away to them and it sets up our mentality well for playing against the other big teams - Wolves and Preston and teams like that."

5:31pm

Mark Cooper has been out to speak to the press and this is his assessment of the game...

“It was not one of our best against a very good Peterborough side. When we did get the ball we gave it straight back to them but what I was pleased with was we ground the result out. We got the result when perhaps we shouldn’t have done.

“I thought the back four and the goalkeeper was immense. Young Branco was outstanding, as was Darren Ward and the whole of the back four.

Swindon Advertiser: Town caretaker boss Mark Cooper

MARK COOPER

“We had to dig deep. Peterborough I thought played very well second half. When you’re trying to get somewhere you have to fight for things and that’s what we did today.

“I think with our team you can always see a goal coming. When they scored with 10 minutes to go you think panic stations but the back four has stood up."

5:04pm

Reaction to come right here on Matchday Live as and when we get it.

4:59pm

Swindon Town 2 (Ranger 28, Kasim 70) Peterborough Utd 1 (Knight-Percival 78)

Let me just get my breath back.

Thanks. What a game, what a terrifice performance from Town, what a result.

4:54pm

90 mins: How has he missed that? It's a free header for Jermaine Anderson, bang in front, six yards out. Over it goes. What a let-off.

4:52pm

Five minutes will be added to the game.

4:50pm

An impromptu ruck in front of the dug-outs ends with the Peterborough goalkeeping coach, Stu Walker, being sent to the stands.

4:47pm

RED CARD

Tomlin has only himself to blame here as he pushes Kasim to the ground on the touchline. Second yellow means red, 85

4:45pm

84 mins: Tomlin fires left-footed from 25 yards but it's easily saved by Foderingham.

4:42pm

YELLOW CARD

Grant Hall goes in the book for a pretty awful tackle, 80

4:41pm

Swindon Town 2 Peterborough Utd 1 (Knight-Percival, 78)

This is going to make it interesting. Knight-Percival has time to take down the ball on his chest on the edge of the box and he then flashes a stunning volley past Foderingham and in off the crossbar.

4:39pm

The attendance here today is 7,794 (329 from Posh).

4:38pm

74 mins: Ajose tries his luck from a long way out. He's not very lucky there. Goal-kick.

4:36pm

73 mins: That's an excellent save by Olejnik, low to his left, to deny Byrne's volley. What an introduction that could have been for Byrne.

4:34pm

SWINDON SUBSTITUTION

Nathan Byrne replaces Dany N'Guessan, 71

4:33pm

Swindon Town 2 (Kasim 70) Peterborough Utd 0

If ever there was a goal that came against the run of play, this is it. Posh have completely dominated the second half but Town have had a chance and taken it.

Kasim runs a diagonal right across the Peterborough defence into the vacant left-back spot and then strokes the ball past Olejnik. 

Glorious.

4:29pm

67 mins: Michael Bostwick shoots from range. He needn't have bothered. Goal-kick.

4:27pm

SWINDON SUBSTITUTION

Louis Thompson replaces Ryan Mason, 63

4:26pm

62 mins: N'Guessan lashes over from close range following a Town corner from the right.

4:24pm

61 mins: Assombalonga has the ball in the net when he slides in to convert Ajose's volley but it's ruled out for offside.

4:23pm

60 mins: Another terrific backtracking block by Branco to deny Tommy Rowe when the Posh man was clean through on goal.

4:21pm

56 mins: Dany N'Guessan bursts onto a loose ball after Payne's header falls in the Posh half, runs into the Peterborough box and fires at Olejnik.

4:18pm

55 mins: Tomlin hits the angle of post and crossbar with a sensational first-time effort from the edge of the box after he was teed up by Ajose. Foderingham was rooted to the spot.

4:16pm

53 mins: Tomlin plays through a lovely ball for Ajose, who produces a good save from Foderingham but the striker was offside.

4:12pm

Posh have had the better of the first five minutes without being able to put together a meaningful attack.

4:06pm

And we're off again at the County Ground. Town defending the Town End in the second period.

4:04pm

The two teams are out for the start of the second half.

4:03pm

4:02pm

YOUR SAY

3:58pm

LEAGUE ONE HALF-TIMES

Bradford 1 Bristol City 1; Brentford 1 Port Vale 1; Colchester 0 Gillingham 0; Leyton Orient 1 Carlisle 0; MK Dons 2 Shrewsbury 1; Notts County 1 Sheffield Utd 1; Oldham 1 Stevenage 0; Rotherham 1 Crewe 1; Swindon 1 Peterborough 0; Tranmere 0 Walsall 1; Wolves 1 Preston 0

3:56pm

YOUR SAY

3:45pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Fernham Red says

Man City - Balotelli; Liverpool - Suarez; Swindon - Ranger : love them or hate them: they do their talking on the pitch!

3:54pm

Swindon Town 1 (Ranger 28) Peterborough Utd 0

A decent first-half performance by Town, who have been able to get the ball down and pass it around nicely at times. Posh have looked dangerous on occasion through Tomlin, Assombalonga and Ajose but Swindon have dealt well with their guests for most of the half.

Ranger's header was sublime and the perfect retort to doubters following his inclusion.

3:51pm

45 mins: Tomlin sends a 25-yard free-kick horribly over the bar.

3:49pm

45 mins: Ranger tees up Kasim on the edge of the box but the midfielder can only fire left-footed into the sidenetting.

3:46pm

Town are affording Tomlin an awful lot of time and space in the middle of the park, that could come back to bite them.

3:42pm

37 mins: Pritchard wriggles free of three challenges before firing straight at Olejnik.

3:33pm

Swindon Town 1 (Ranger 28) Peterborough Utd 0

Why always him? Ranger seems to hang in the air for an absolute age as Kasim's delicate cross swings into the box and his header is inch-perfect. Olejnik is rooted.

3:30pm

25 mins: Town cause themselves problems by trying too much in their defensive third again and after Lee Tomlin picks out Tommy Rowe at the back post only a superb block by Nathan Thompson prevents Posh from taking the lead.

3:28pm

21 mins: Yaser Kasim cuts in from the right and has a pop at goal but it doesn't reach Olejnik as Michael Bostwick makes the block and Posh clear.

3:23pm

Swindon are starting to get their fluency back with ball at feet now but the pitch is stickier than usual and that's making fast-flowing football that little bit more difficult.

3:22pm

17 mins: That's a cracking block from Raphael Rossi Branco to deny Britt Assombalonga after Town give away possession all too easily in midfield.

3:18pm

13 mins: A loose ball balls to Massimo Luongo on the edge of the penalty area but the Aussie sees his rasping effort blocked en route to goal.

3:14pm

Nine mins: Alex Pritchard toys with Nathaniel Knight-Percival on the right wing before sending a fizzing cross-shot over Bobby Olejnik’s crossbar.

3:13pm

Eight mins: Nicky Ajose sees his header saved by Wes Foderingham.

3:08pm

It's a slow start at the County Ground, with not a lot of quality on show from either sides as yet.

3:03pm

And we're off. Town are defending the Stratton Bank in the first half.

2:59pm

The teams are out at the County Ground. Kick-off is just moments away.

2:56pm

Less than five minutes til kick-off here at the County Ground and it's a glorious day for football. The pitch is soft but the sun is shining and, with the calibre of players on show, we could be in for a thoroughly entertaining afternoon.

2:53pm

TOP 10 OF 2013 – NUMBER ONE

Here it is then, the last entry on Adver chief sports writer Sam Morshead’s countdown of his most memorable moments of 2013.

“It’s the fourth minute of injury time at Griffin Park. Town, down to 10 men, have a corner. Expectation mounts but I didn’t really believe. In the space of five seconds nerves turned to jubilation.

"The scenes and emotion sparked by Aden Flint’s equaliser in the play-off semi-final second leg against Brentford will live long in the memory, not least because my colleague Andy Warren will never forgive me for landing a fat, slobbery smacker on the top of his head as the net bulged. Brilliant.”

2:52pm

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Updates are subject to a three-minute delay under the terms of these restrictions.

If you want full text commentary of the game, log onto Twitter and follow Adver chief sports writer Sam Morshead (@SamMorshead_SA).

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2:49pm

TOP 10 OF 2013 – NUMBER TWO

When Paolo Di Canio quit Swindon Town, as revealed by the Swindon Advertiser, the football world took notice. It’s number two on Sam Morshead’s list of the most memorable Robins moments of 2013.

“When I received a phone call from Di Canio’s agent Phil Spencer a little before 7pm on February 18 I knew what was coming. A little under three weeks earlier I’d been handed a statement from the Italian’s camp making known his frustration at the way he felt he was treated at Swindon so I was fully expecting his resignation statement.

Swindon Advertiser: Paolo Di Canio celebrates Town's winner last Saturday

PAOLO DI CANIO

"However, the reaction from not only Town fans but the football world in general struck me with its enormity. It was several hours of intense opinion. It was mesmerising.”

2:47pm

TOP 10 OF 2013 – NUMBER THREE

Who’s in charge at the County Ground? The question on everyone’s lips at the end of November as a power struggle emerged behind the scenes at SN1. That debacle is Adver chief sports writer Sam Morshead’s third most memorable moment of last year.

“It was a sluggish Friday morning before a statement from Swindon Town landed in my inbox.

"It was building to a head during weeks of behind the scenes squabbles at the County Ground but what followed was simply bizarre. Claim and counter-claim from Jed McCrory and Lee Power, which took four days to finally resolve. Only at Swindon Town.”

2:46pm

The stewards have been told to expect 8,000-8,500 fans at the County Ground today, with around 600 from Peterborough.

2:46pm

George Barker will make his Swindon debut today and here’s what his new manager had to say about him in his pre-match press conference in midweek…

2:44pm

TOP 10 OF 2013 – NUMBER FOUR

Sam Morshead’s fourth most memorable moment of 2013 features pure pandemonium at Swindon Town – and the dreaded A-word.

“Remember the morning of January 17? I won’t forget it in a hurry. The BBC broke the news Andrew Black was willing to put the club into administration if a buyer couldn’t be found by the end of the month and what followed was misinformation, misrepresentation, misery and mayhem.

"There was a daft transfer deadline day where Town signed, but didn’t actually sign, three players, while Jed McCrory and his Seebeck 87 Ltd consortium took charge at the County Ground. Manic, panic, absolutely unforgettable.”

2:44pm

Swindon Town manager Mark Cooper is not expecting a glut of signings in the January transfer window, as you can see below…

2:43pm

TOP 10 OF 2013 – NUMBER FIVE

Alex Pritchard has been a sensational signing for Town this year and the young winger’s first major contribution to Swindon’s season is a part of Adver chief sports writer Sam Morshead’s fifth most memorable moment of last year.

“No one really expected Swindon Town to get a result when they visited QPR in the second round of the Capital One Cup in August but goals from Nile Ranger and Pritchard helped the Robins to a memorable victory at Loftus Road. And that set up a special occasion with the visit of Chelsea. I’m including that all in one, because I’m lazy.”

2:42pm

TOP 10 OF 2013 – NUMBER SIX

Kevin MacDonald’s brief reign at Swindon Town began with a bang in March with a 2-1 victory at Coventry City, which Adver chief sports writer Sam Morshead ranks at sixth in his top 10 most memorable moments of 2013.

“After Franck Moussa had put Coventry in front early on it looked as though it was going to be a bleak start to life at Town for MacDonald, but a huge away crowd were treated to late goals from Andy Williams and Darren Ward as Swindon battled back for a memorable win.”

2:41pm

George Barker became Swindon Town’s latest recruit on Tuesday following his move from Brighton.

Barker has found life in the Football League difficult thus far, with unhappy loan spells at Barnet and Newport County preceding his switch to Wiltshire, and he opened up to the Advertiser this week to explain exactly what had gone wrong.

“Going to Barnet was a bit of a strange one because the manager that signed me - Mark Robson - was only there for a week or so and then he got sacked or left. With Edgar Davids it was a bit of a nightmare,” he said.

Swindon Advertiser: George Barker is one of a number of young players pushing for a place in Guy Poyet's plans

GEORGE BARKER

“I went to Newport and was told I was going to play and later on I heard that it was more the backroom at the club that signed me than the gaffer.”

2:36pm

LEAGUE ONE FIXTURES

Bradford v Bristol City; Brentford v Port Vale; Colchester v Gillingham; Leyton Orient v Carlisle; MK Dons v Shrewsbury; Notts County v Sheffield Utd; Oldham v Stevenage; Rotherham v Crewe; Swindon v Peterborough; Tranmere v Walsall; Wolves v Preston.

2:35pm

TOP 10 OF 2013 – NUMBER SEVEN

In February, Swindon Town went top of League One with victory at Tranmere despite the resignation of Paolo Di Canio. Adver chief sports writer Sam Morshead relives the occasion.

“Following a week of trauma at the County Ground, Swindon’s players responded in the perfect fashion at Prenton Park. It was all capped by Gary Roberts’ goal from inside his own half. Extraordinary stuff.”

2:33pm

YOUR SAY

2:33pm

YOUR SAY

2:30pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Robinonfire says

Want to see Ranger and Storey up front

2:33pm

TOP 10 OF 2013 – NUMBER EIGHT

Adver chief sports writer Sam Morshead picks out James Collins’ stunning substitute performance against Portsmouth as a personal highlight.

“After a miserable first-half performance against Pompey, Collins provided the perfect tonic to Town fans’ hangovers with a remarkable display off the bench, scoring four goals and setting up another in a 5-0 victory.”

Swindon Advertiser: James Collins.jpg

JAMES COLLINS

2:30pm

Mohamed El Gabas has left the County Ground after a difficult five-month spell but Swindon Town manager Mark Cooper thinks the Egyptian striker can still cut it at League One level.

He told the Advertiser: “He’s an unbelievable professional, his attitude was spot on but it was one of them where sometimes it doesn’t happen for you.”

Swindon Advertiser: Mohamed El Gabbas on his Swindon debut

GONE: MOHAMED EL GABAS

2:28pm

TOP 10 OF 2013

Next up in Adver chief sports writer Sam Morshead’s countdown is an off-the-pitch moment – the signing of Massimo Luongo.

“Luongo was always likely to be a big signing on loan for Town this season but in August came the news that the Aussie was to sign permanently at the County Ground. It was a huge coup, with a headline figure of £400,000 banded around as the price paid for the midfielder. He hasn’t looked back since.”

2:20pm

TOP 10 OF 2013 - NUMBER 10 (because we didn't get to run it on New Year's Day)

Adver chief sports writer Sam Morshead begins the countdown of his most memorable moments of last year with a special goal which gave Town victory over Bristol City in September.

“It was a tough, physical encounter at the County Ground, during which Swindon twice had to come from behind to win. And Nile Ranger’s goal three minutes from time in front of the Town End was a special moment – perhaps the biggest contribution the striker has made during his time in Wiltshire.”

2:18pm

Here’s what Peterborough manager Darren Ferguson had to say ahead of the trip to the County Ground this afternoon…

2:16pm

YOUR SAY

2:15pm

Both sets of goalkeepers are out for their respective warm-ups.

2:14pm

YOUR SAY

2:13pm

Here’s an interesting little video – a flashback to March 1996 during the season Swindon Town won the old Division Two, now League One, at a canter.

Peterborugh were beaten 2-0 in a fairly routine Town victory but there’s a name on the Posh teamsheet now very much involved at the County Ground.

Can you spot it?

2:12pm

BREAKING TEAM NEWS

Swindon Town v PETERBOROUGH UTD: Olejnik, Little, Brisley, Bostwick, Knight-Percival; Payne; Anderson, Rowe; Tomlin; Assombalonga, Ajose

Substitutes: Day, McCann, Swanson, Kearns, Vassell, Newell, Jeffers

2:08pm

ADVER CHIEF SPORTS WRITER SAM MORSHEAD: “It’ll be interesting to see how George Barker and Alex Pritchard link up with the big man up front.

"Barker offers plenty of talent but has yet to prove himself in the Football League. Regardless, today should be an entertaining afternoon of football.”

2:06pm

So, George Barker is involved in the Town squad as expected. Here’s what you can expect from Swindon’s latest signing…

2:05pm

So then, as revealed by the Advertiser, Nile Ranger plays a major part for Swindon Town today.

You'd expect a performance of pretty monumental proportions from the frontman as he takes what surely must be his final chance at the County Ground.

2:02pm

BREAKING TEAM NEWS

SWINDON TOWN v Peterborough Utd: Foderingham; N Thompson, Hall, Ward, Branco; Mason, Kasim, Luongo; N'Guessan, Ranger, Pritchard

Substitutes: Belford, Byrne, Barthram, L Thompdon, Gladwin, Storey, Barker

1:58pm

MAN IN THE MIDDLE

Today’s referee is Mark Haywood and the official is quite fond of a red card. Haywood has sent off four players in his 19 games this season, averaging more than one dismissal every five games.

It’s been three matches since he last gave someone his marching orders – Liam Cooper of Chesterfield in the Spireites 3-2 defeat at Newport County – so perhaps he is due another.

Overall Haywood has a record of 12 home wins and seven away wins from the games he has presided over this term. Remarkably he has not been involved in a draw. Will that change today?

1:56pm

LAST TIME OUT

Peterborough’s last visit to the County Ground came in December 2010, in the middle of Town’s relegation campaign in League One.

Lee Tomlin handed Posh the lead with an early goal but Swindon earned a point thanks to Charlie Austin’s penalty with 18 minutes left.

Swindon Advertiser: Charlie Austin

CHARLIE AUSTIN

You can relive that occasion with the Advertiser’s full-time report by clicking right here.

1:55pm

YOUR SAY

1:54pm

YOUR SAY

1:48pm Sat 11 Jan 14

bradley red 1 says

waster ranger,poor decision from power to keep him.

1:53pm

1:53pm

Swindon Town manager Mark Cooper knows the threat posed by Peterborough this afternoon, despite Posh having lost their last three games.

“They’ve got a lot of good players - Lee Tomlin is one of the best players in the league, they paid a lot of money for Britt Assombalonga, Tommy Rowe - if you start talking about one then gaps will appear elsewhere,” said Cooper.

Swindon Advertiser: Britt Assombalonga celebrates. Picture: Steve Foster

BRITT ASSOMBALONGA

“We’re going to try to play our game and make the players fully aware of Peterborough’s strength and hopefully, if we do that, we’ll have a chance of winning the game.”

1:49pm

PETERBOROUGH TEAM NEWS

Tommy Rowe has been out for six weeks after a knee operation but is available to manager Darren Ferguson. Midfielder Danny Kearns is also back after a six-week absence with hip injury.

Swindon Advertiser: Tommy Rowe celebrates his first County goal with Jason Taylor and Liam Dickinson

TOMMY ROWE

Posh’s only absentees are defender Craig Alcock (calf injury) and on-loan midfielder Hogan Ephraim (suspended).

1:47pm

Nile Ranger has gone on Instagram to send this picture to his followers...

Swindon Advertiser:

1:44pm

Highlights of Swindon’s 1-1 draw at Bradford, including Alex Pritchard’s wonder goal…

1:41pm

TEAM NEWS

Nothing official is expected until around 2pm but here’s a quick rundown of Swindon’s runners and riders ahead of the visit of Peterborough.

As revealed by the Advertiser above, Nile Ranger could feature today after the club changed their minds about terminating his stay at the County Ground.

Jay McEveley, Troy Archibald-Henville, Tijane Reis and Alex Smith have all been ruled out but Miles Storey trained yesterday following a hamstring problem and is set for a place on the bench and Dany N’Guessan is fully fit.

Swindon Advertiser: Jay doesn't need a medal

OUT: JAY MCEVELEY

George Barker is expected to make his Town debut following his move from Brighton, while Ryan Harley is in line for a recall to the starting line-up.

1:40pm

ADVER CHIEF SPORTS WRITER SAM MORSHEAD: “Big news coming out of the Town camp today is the possible return of Nile Ranger. Talk about second chances, the striker has now had more lives than the cast of a particular Lloyd Webber musical.

Swindon Advertiser: Nile Ranger challenges with Coventry's Dan Seabourne

SET FOR A RETURN: NILE RANGER

“Ranger may make Lazarus look like an amateur when it comes from coming back from the dead but if he does play today, and it’s likely he will after apologising to the squad during the week, he will undoubtedly make a big difference to the Swindon side."

1:38pm

The Advertiser understands Swindon Town have reconsidered their decision to cancel Nile Ranger’s contract.

The striker is expected to be a part of Town’s matchday squad this afternoon and could even start the game.

1:37pm

YOUR SAY

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

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

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

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

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

1:36pm

It could be a barnstorming start to the new year for Town and you can keep up to date with events as they happen at the County Ground on the only live text feed available for commentary of the Robins, right here on Matchday Live.

Buckle up, hold tight and try to enjoy!

1:34pm

To be honest, there could barely be a better time for Town to face Peterborough, who haven’t won in four matches in all competitions and have lost their last three league matches.

However, the talent Posh manager Darren Ferguson has at his disposal is undeniable and Swindon will have to be on their guard against the likes of million-pound man Britt Assombalonga as well as Lee Tomlin, Tommy Rowe and others.

1:32pm

It seems like and absolute age since Town were last in action. Thirteen days have passed following the 1-1 draw at Bradford City on December 29, where Alex Pritchard’s wonder goal earned Swindon a share of the spoils.

The Robins find themselves five points off the League One play-offs after they missed out on a game on New Year’s Day due to a waterlogged pitch at the County Ground and they’ll be looking to push back towards the top six with victory today.

1:30pm

Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen and welcome to the Advertiser’s live coverage of Swindon Town’s first match of 2014, as Peterborough United visit the County Ground.

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11:09am Sat 11 Jan 14

smirg kcab says...

The futures cooper
The futures cooper smirg kcab
  • Score: 1

11:19am Sat 11 Jan 14

STFConyourpitch says...

Peterborough are tough cookies especially when they have Ajose that knows (near) everything about us on the football pitch. At the same time we also know everything about him but they know more than us unless we have done some scouting.

I think today will be tough so as usual I will keep my faith in the town and say 2-1. COYR
Peterborough are tough cookies especially when they have Ajose that knows (near) everything about us on the football pitch. At the same time we also know everything about him but they know more than us unless we have done some scouting. I think today will be tough so as usual I will keep my faith in the town and say 2-1. COYR STFConyourpitch
  • Score: 1

11:24am Sat 11 Jan 14

Old-Stager, Hilperton says...

I suppose the "Gum-Chewing" father of the Peterborough Manager might be attending the County Ground this afternoon.
What a great sportsman he was.....Not.
I suppose the "Gum-Chewing" father of the Peterborough Manager might be attending the County Ground this afternoon. What a great sportsman he was.....Not. Old-Stager, Hilperton
  • Score: 2

12:17pm Sat 11 Jan 14

RogerJ1969 says...

Can we expect a final chance for Nile?

He has so much to offer if he can only knuckle down, I know he has had loads of chances but surely the other players could get him to toe the line. Maybe I'm being nieve but if he is available for the rest of the season (Get's cleared of the rape charge) he can power us to the play offs.
He's a great number 9 but also our best defender at set pieces.
Can we expect a final chance for Nile? He has so much to offer if he can only knuckle down, I know he has had loads of chances but surely the other players could get him to toe the line. Maybe I'm being nieve but if he is available for the rest of the season (Get's cleared of the rape charge) he can power us to the play offs. He's a great number 9 but also our best defender at set pieces. RogerJ1969
  • Score: 2

12:35pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Glosteroldboy says...

RogerJ1969 wrote:
Can we expect a final chance for Nile?

He has so much to offer if he can only knuckle down, I know he has had loads of chances but surely the other players could get him to toe the line. Maybe I'm being nieve but if he is available for the rest of the season (Get's cleared of the rape charge) he can power us to the play offs.
He's a great number 9 but also our best defender at set pieces.
He's had more chances than a monopoly board...

Time to move forward and try and get one in the January sales..
[quote][p][bold]RogerJ1969[/bold] wrote: Can we expect a final chance for Nile? He has so much to offer if he can only knuckle down, I know he has had loads of chances but surely the other players could get him to toe the line. Maybe I'm being nieve but if he is available for the rest of the season (Get's cleared of the rape charge) he can power us to the play offs. He's a great number 9 but also our best defender at set pieces.[/p][/quote]He's had more chances than a monopoly board... Time to move forward and try and get one in the January sales.. Glosteroldboy
  • Score: -2

12:54pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Since 1950 says...

Glosteroldboy wrote:
RogerJ1969 wrote:
Can we expect a final chance for Nile?

He has so much to offer if he can only knuckle down, I know he has had loads of chances but surely the other players could get him to toe the line. Maybe I'm being nieve but if he is available for the rest of the season (Get's cleared of the rape charge) he can power us to the play offs.
He's a great number 9 but also our best defender at set pieces.
He's had more chances than a monopoly board...

Time to move forward and try and get one in the January sales..
And will probably have a 'get out of jail free' card. However he will never learn. Great pity but time to move on.
COME!
[quote][p][bold]Glosteroldboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RogerJ1969[/bold] wrote: Can we expect a final chance for Nile? He has so much to offer if he can only knuckle down, I know he has had loads of chances but surely the other players could get him to toe the line. Maybe I'm being nieve but if he is available for the rest of the season (Get's cleared of the rape charge) he can power us to the play offs. He's a great number 9 but also our best defender at set pieces.[/p][/quote]He's had more chances than a monopoly board... Time to move forward and try and get one in the January sales..[/p][/quote]And will probably have a 'get out of jail free' card. However he will never learn. Great pity but time to move on. COME! Since 1950
  • Score: -1

12:55pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Since 1950 says...

Since 1950 wrote:
Glosteroldboy wrote:
RogerJ1969 wrote:
Can we expect a final chance for Nile?

He has so much to offer if he can only knuckle down, I know he has had loads of chances but surely the other players could get him to toe the line. Maybe I'm being nieve but if he is available for the rest of the season (Get's cleared of the rape charge) he can power us to the play offs.
He's a great number 9 but also our best defender at set pieces.
He's had more chances than a monopoly board...

Time to move forward and try and get one in the January sales..
And will probably have a 'get out of jail free' card. However he will never learn. Great pity but time to move on.
COME!
...ON YOU REDS!
[quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Glosteroldboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RogerJ1969[/bold] wrote: Can we expect a final chance for Nile? He has so much to offer if he can only knuckle down, I know he has had loads of chances but surely the other players could get him to toe the line. Maybe I'm being nieve but if he is available for the rest of the season (Get's cleared of the rape charge) he can power us to the play offs. He's a great number 9 but also our best defender at set pieces.[/p][/quote]He's had more chances than a monopoly board... Time to move forward and try and get one in the January sales..[/p][/quote]And will probably have a 'get out of jail free' card. However he will never learn. Great pity but time to move on. COME![/p][/quote]...ON YOU REDS! Since 1950
  • Score: -1

12:56pm Sat 11 Jan 14

STFConyourpitch says...

Since 1950 wrote:
Glosteroldboy wrote:
RogerJ1969 wrote:
Can we expect a final chance for Nile?

He has so much to offer if he can only knuckle down, I know he has had loads of chances but surely the other players could get him to toe the line. Maybe I'm being nieve but if he is available for the rest of the season (Get's cleared of the rape charge) he can power us to the play offs.
He's a great number 9 but also our best defender at set pieces.
He's had more chances than a monopoly board...

Time to move forward and try and get one in the January sales..
And will probably have a 'get out of jail free' card. However he will never learn. Great pity but time to move on.
COME!
I would rather see Pericard and Dossevi starting for us today rather than Nile Ranger. COYR
[quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Glosteroldboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RogerJ1969[/bold] wrote: Can we expect a final chance for Nile? He has so much to offer if he can only knuckle down, I know he has had loads of chances but surely the other players could get him to toe the line. Maybe I'm being nieve but if he is available for the rest of the season (Get's cleared of the rape charge) he can power us to the play offs. He's a great number 9 but also our best defender at set pieces.[/p][/quote]He's had more chances than a monopoly board... Time to move forward and try and get one in the January sales..[/p][/quote]And will probably have a 'get out of jail free' card. However he will never learn. Great pity but time to move on. COME![/p][/quote]I would rather see Pericard and Dossevi starting for us today rather than Nile Ranger. COYR STFConyourpitch
  • Score: -13

1:22pm Sat 11 Jan 14

NEWBURYREDS says...

Sams just tweeted niles staying?
Sams just tweeted niles staying? NEWBURYREDS
  • Score: 6

1:28pm Sat 11 Jan 14

We are PANTS says...

WOW!! Didn't see that one..........
WOW!! Didn't see that one.......... We are PANTS
  • Score: 4

1:42pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Scouse Red says...

We are PANTS wrote:
WOW!! Didn't see that one..........
i may need to find some new socks!

Hopefully he won't waste his opportunity in the last chance saloon (inset other final chance options here please….)

Written in the starts for him to score today isn't it??
[quote][p][bold]We are PANTS[/bold] wrote: WOW!! Didn't see that one..........[/p][/quote]i may need to find some new socks! Hopefully he won't waste his opportunity in the last chance saloon (inset other final chance options here please….) Written in the starts for him to score today isn't it?? Scouse Red
  • Score: 3

1:48pm Sat 11 Jan 14

bradley red 1 says...

waster ranger,poor decision from power to keep him.
waster ranger,poor decision from power to keep him. bradley red 1
  • Score: -27

2:30pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Robinonfire says...

Want to see Ranger and Storey up front
Want to see Ranger and Storey up front Robinonfire
  • Score: 0

2:41pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Chish and Fips says...

Sounds like the Mr Ngoo negotiations didn't go as planned . Shame I have my doubts about Nile still.
Sounds like the Mr Ngoo negotiations didn't go as planned . Shame I have my doubts about Nile still. Chish and Fips
  • Score: -3

3:20pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Fernham Red says...

Incredibly strong team for us today in every sense of the word, optimistic today will turn out well!
Incredibly strong team for us today in every sense of the word, optimistic today will turn out well! Fernham Red
  • Score: 2

3:31pm Sat 11 Jan 14

perth red says...

I'm also following the BBC live text, and so far it's hard to believe it's the same game
I'm also following the BBC live text, and so far it's hard to believe it's the same game perth red
  • Score: 0

3:32pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Fernham Red says...

The prodigal returns.....get in there!
The prodigal returns.....get in there! Fernham Red
  • Score: 1

3:32pm Sat 11 Jan 14

louiscassius says...

1 Nil - Ranger COYR'sssss
1 Nil - Ranger COYR'sssss louiscassius
  • Score: 1

3:32pm Sat 11 Jan 14

The Jockster says...

Naughty Boy rises like a gazelle 1-0
Naughty Boy rises like a gazelle 1-0 The Jockster
  • Score: 3

3:35pm Sat 11 Jan 14

perth red says...

Well at least you agree on that. Nobody in the predictions League will be getting any points for that one!
Well at least you agree on that. Nobody in the predictions League will be getting any points for that one! perth red
  • Score: 2

3:35pm Sat 11 Jan 14

The Jockster says...

Chish and Fips wrote:
Sounds like the Mr Ngoo negotiations didn't go as planned . Shame I have my doubts about Nile still.
1-0 doubts?
[quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: Sounds like the Mr Ngoo negotiations didn't go as planned . Shame I have my doubts about Nile still.[/p][/quote]1-0 doubts? The Jockster
  • Score: 1

3:45pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Fernham Red says...

Man City - Balotelli; Liverpool - Suarez; Swindon - Ranger : love them or hate them: they do their talking on the pitch!
Man City - Balotelli; Liverpool - Suarez; Swindon - Ranger : love them or hate them: they do their talking on the pitch! Fernham Red
  • Score: 3

4:33pm Sat 11 Jan 14

louiscassius says...

BANG that's 2 !!!!!
BANG that's 2 !!!!! louiscassius
  • Score: 0

4:40pm Sat 11 Jan 14

The Jockster says...

We needed that second goal superb finish by Kasim Posh are no mugs and we've certainly not dominated like we can...and they've just sneaked a goal -- squeaky bum time now!!
We needed that second goal superb finish by Kasim Posh are no mugs and we've certainly not dominated like we can...and they've just sneaked a goal -- squeaky bum time now!! The Jockster
  • Score: 1

4:55pm Sat 11 Jan 14

The Jockster says...

What was the melee in front of the dug out all about?
What was the melee in front of the dug out all about? The Jockster
  • Score: 2

5:06pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Chish and Fips says...

The Jockster wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
Sounds like the Mr Ngoo negotiations didn't go as planned . Shame I have my doubts about Nile still.
1-0 doubts?
Yep - could score 10 and still I'd have doubts of him.....
I think you are confusing things here - goals and his character.
He has to prove now the latter IMO.

Sounded like a good game and good result.
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: Sounds like the Mr Ngoo negotiations didn't go as planned . Shame I have my doubts about Nile still.[/p][/quote]1-0 doubts?[/p][/quote]Yep - could score 10 and still I'd have doubts of him..... I think you are confusing things here - goals and his character. He has to prove now the latter IMO. Sounded like a good game and good result. Chish and Fips
  • Score: -1

5:22pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Scouse Red says...

The Jockster wrote:
What was the melee in front of the dug out all about?
Basically our player was running back onto the pitch, i think it was Kasim, and unbelievably their goalie coach kicked his ankles as Kasim ran past him, proper kicked at him - bonkers
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: What was the melee in front of the dug out all about?[/p][/quote]Basically our player was running back onto the pitch, i think it was Kasim, and unbelievably their goalie coach kicked his ankles as Kasim ran past him, proper kicked at him - bonkers Scouse Red
  • Score: 0

5:25pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Scouse Red says...

Well that was entertaining wasn't it? Thought Ranger played really well but my man of the match was young Rafa Branco played really well in a back 3 and some very well timed tackles indeed.

Great to show a proper backs to the wall defensive display for 15 mins or so in the second half when they were all over us but Yaser's goal certainly helped settle nerves.

Good team performance, looking forward to those cup games now and wouldn't it be nice to get a full house!
Well that was entertaining wasn't it? Thought Ranger played really well but my man of the match was young Rafa Branco played really well in a back 3 and some very well timed tackles indeed. Great to show a proper backs to the wall defensive display for 15 mins or so in the second half when they were all over us but Yaser's goal certainly helped settle nerves. Good team performance, looking forward to those cup games now and wouldn't it be nice to get a full house! Scouse Red
  • Score: 5

5:44pm Sat 11 Jan 14

the don69 says...

Good battling performance by the lads,thought the defence played well today and Branco had a good game,Posh deserved a point but so did we at their place!that's football you get nothing if you miss your chances! what can you say about Ranger,I heard the players asked Coops to give him one last chance!we're a much better side with him but that's not the point is it chaps? well off to bottom of the league Stevenage next,massive game time to start winning away!well done Coops and the lads 3 lovely battling points!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!
Good battling performance by the lads,thought the defence played well today and Branco had a good game,Posh deserved a point but so did we at their place!that's football you get nothing if you miss your chances! what can you say about Ranger,I heard the players asked Coops to give him one last chance!we're a much better side with him but that's not the point is it chaps? well off to bottom of the league Stevenage next,massive game time to start winning away!well done Coops and the lads 3 lovely battling points!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! the don69
  • Score: 5

5:55pm Sat 11 Jan 14

smirg kcab says...

Well done power ranger the best forward in the league,as said before you can replace twaats but you can't replace quality.
Full credit to cooper clapping the fans at the end long gone from the days of the corpse
Well done power ranger the best forward in the league,as said before you can replace twaats but you can't replace quality. Full credit to cooper clapping the fans at the end long gone from the days of the corpse smirg kcab
  • Score: 2

5:58pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Chish and Fips says...

smirg kcab wrote:
Well done power ranger the best forward in the league,as said before you can replace twaats but you can't replace quality.
Full credit to cooper clapping the fans at the end long gone from the days of the corpse
I think you're in love with MC Grim ;o)
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: Well done power ranger the best forward in the league,as said before you can replace twaats but you can't replace quality. Full credit to cooper clapping the fans at the end long gone from the days of the corpse[/p][/quote]I think you're in love with MC Grim ;o) Chish and Fips
  • Score: 1

5:59pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Swindon Crier says...

Branco impressed me, can't wait for the jpt nowshould be some crackers, thought we defended faily well suprisingly, but a bit to deep, I am one who said we should get rid of Ranger, but he showed how're can play today, the problem is what will he do next, perhaps he can live at the county ground hotel
Branco impressed me, can't wait for the jpt nowshould be some crackers, thought we defended faily well suprisingly, but a bit to deep, I am one who said we should get rid of Ranger, but he showed how're can play today, the problem is what will he do next, perhaps he can live at the county ground hotel Swindon Crier
  • Score: 5

6:03pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Davidsyrett says...

Excellent game this afternoon, well done Ranger, pay back started, but my MOM was Branco, outstanding, would we have survived the 2nd half onslaught with Hall and Ward? not sure. Only disappointment was the gate, need some incentives to get the stay away fans to get out to the CG on a Saturday afternoon.
Excellent game this afternoon, well done Ranger, pay back started, but my MOM was Branco, outstanding, would we have survived the 2nd half onslaught with Hall and Ward? not sure. Only disappointment was the gate, need some incentives to get the stay away fans to get out to the CG on a Saturday afternoon. Davidsyrett
  • Score: 7

6:27pm Sat 11 Jan 14

smirg kcab says...

Chish and Fips wrote:
smirg kcab wrote:
Well done power ranger the best forward in the league,as said before you can replace twaats but you can't replace quality.
Full credit to cooper clapping the fans at the end long gone from the days of the corpse
I think you're in love with MC Grim ;o)
Having met him in Bristol I told him he can be an hero and today he has got closer, he has passion, he's a winner, he accepts the turmoil we have been in, he has the ballls to do the un thinkable, and most of all he's a winner, just hope the shambic 4-6-0 has been put to the back burner and look forward to beating the scumbag pikeys next week, going by train and hope we don't play like we did at sheffield

The futurers cooper onwards and upwards, bring on the skating vicar and what kind of cheese was that?
[quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: Well done power ranger the best forward in the league,as said before you can replace twaats but you can't replace quality. Full credit to cooper clapping the fans at the end long gone from the days of the corpse[/p][/quote]I think you're in love with MC Grim ;o)[/p][/quote]Having met him in Bristol I told him he can be an hero and today he has got closer, he has passion, he's a winner, he accepts the turmoil we have been in, he has the ballls to do the un thinkable, and most of all he's a winner, just hope the shambic 4-6-0 has been put to the back burner and look forward to beating the scumbag pikeys next week, going by train and hope we don't play like we did at sheffield The futurers cooper onwards and upwards, bring on the skating vicar and what kind of cheese was that? smirg kcab
  • Score: 3

6:47pm Sat 11 Jan 14

The Jockster says...

Very tight game today and Posh aren't a team that will ever roll over. Excellent header from Ranger and good hold up play from him as well which is a vital must but MOM today? No way Jose! Probably that accolade should have gone to young Branco but Kasim did well and scored a much needed 2nd goal while Twinkle Mass and Mason were less effective perhaps. All that said a well battled win against tough opposition.
Scouse- thanks for the dugout scramble update couldn't see from the DR what was occurring. I abhor this type of protest where almost all 22 players are getting involved and hounding the ref. the Posh keeper ran from his goal to join in. FA/FL/FIFA need to clamp down on this - a warning to the masses to clear off with the promise of a booking for dissent for non-compliance.
Deserved red for Tomlin after lunge at Kasim but thought the officials did well today.
As Coops rightly said " we ground out a result without being at our best"
Very tight game today and Posh aren't a team that will ever roll over. Excellent header from Ranger and good hold up play from him as well which is a vital must but MOM today? No way Jose! Probably that accolade should have gone to young Branco but Kasim did well and scored a much needed 2nd goal while Twinkle Mass and Mason were less effective perhaps. All that said a well battled win against tough opposition. Scouse- thanks for the dugout scramble update couldn't see from the DR what was occurring. I abhor this type of protest where almost all 22 players are getting involved and hounding the ref. the Posh keeper ran from his goal to join in. FA/FL/FIFA need to clamp down on this - a warning to the masses to clear off with the promise of a booking for dissent for non-compliance. Deserved red for Tomlin after lunge at Kasim but thought the officials did well today. As Coops rightly said " we ground out a result without being at our best" The Jockster
  • Score: 6

6:56pm Sat 11 Jan 14

The Jockster says...

DS - more discount incentives required methinks and not just for the odd game - from now until the end of the season!
DS - more discount incentives required methinks and not just for the odd game - from now until the end of the season! The Jockster
  • Score: 0

7:43pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Another view says...

Who said life at the County Ground would be boring after wassisname threw his toys out of the pram and took all his photos with him :-)

After they scored I thought we just need to pack the midfield to grind out a boring last 10 or 12 minutes - as it turned out you couldn't take your eye off the game (or the dug-outs) for a minute!! That's two battling home wins against two of the better teams in this league, with an away draw at Bradford in between, and it wasn't a bad display on Boxing Day at Brentford.

It seems this cultured passing team has now developed a solid spine to go with their undoubted skills. A special mention has to go to Rossi Branco for the way he dominated the area like a seasoned pro, and that man up front came back and added his usual magic. And finally I hope Mark can enjoy a quiet drink with a wry smile tonight after beating his previous employers who gave him no chance to settle into the job. Cooper's Red Army must have been music to his ears.
Who said life at the County Ground would be boring after wassisname threw his toys out of the pram and took all his photos with him :-) After they scored I thought we just need to pack the midfield to grind out a boring last 10 or 12 minutes - as it turned out you couldn't take your eye off the game (or the dug-outs) for a minute!! That's two battling home wins against two of the better teams in this league, with an away draw at Bradford in between, and it wasn't a bad display on Boxing Day at Brentford. It seems this cultured passing team has now developed a solid spine to go with their undoubted skills. A special mention has to go to Rossi Branco for the way he dominated the area like a seasoned pro, and that man up front came back and added his usual magic. And finally I hope Mark can enjoy a quiet drink with a wry smile tonight after beating his previous employers who gave him no chance to settle into the job. Cooper's Red Army must have been music to his ears. Another view
  • Score: 8

7:59pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Davidsyrett says...

The Jockster wrote:
DS - more discount incentives required methinks and not just for the odd game - from now until the end of the season!
I agree, we play most of the teams above in the 2nd half of the season at home, would be great to start getting 9K per game, perhaps buy 2 tickets for different games and get a 3rd free for another game. £10 a ticket on Stratton Bank.
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: DS - more discount incentives required methinks and not just for the odd game - from now until the end of the season![/p][/quote]I agree, we play most of the teams above in the 2nd half of the season at home, would be great to start getting 9K per game, perhaps buy 2 tickets for different games and get a 3rd free for another game. £10 a ticket on Stratton Bank. Davidsyrett
  • Score: 2

8:04pm Sat 11 Jan 14

swwindon61uk says...

Excellent win today yes it was all Peterborough in the 2nd half but how many saves did Foderingham have to make?
I think we are nearly there with the team and formation,not perfect and srill things to work on but i feeling pretty optimistic right now.
Branco looks a very good CB and who can play a bit and i think the Branco - Ward - Hall at the back looked pretty good.
As for Ranger that was a surprise but a total one as i thought Sam's article was leading to this today.
Great to see he has apologized and maybe he realizes he has pushed and possibly the penny has dropped?
Myself i will wait and see.
Excellent win today yes it was all Peterborough in the 2nd half but how many saves did Foderingham have to make? I think we are nearly there with the team and formation,not perfect and srill things to work on but i feeling pretty optimistic right now. Branco looks a very good CB and who can play a bit and i think the Branco - Ward - Hall at the back looked pretty good. As for Ranger that was a surprise but a total one as i thought Sam's article was leading to this today. Great to see he has apologized and maybe he realizes he has pushed and possibly the penny has dropped? Myself i will wait and see. swwindon61uk
  • Score: 3

8:09pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Di kanny oh says...

Ranger MOM easily today led the line so well and obviously not fit but played the full game and looked fitter than Danny who was taken off looking knackered. Nile was immense and lots of his hard work goes unnoticed and I am sure we could have lost today without him. Scored while has was on the floor seconds before after being dragged to the floor but got up and scored and made Kasims goal really as he took the defence away with his run to the left. Branco could have got MOM really as he was outstanding and what a find this guy has been looks like a star in the making and crucial tackles today and looks so cool. Gutsy win today and great to see us grind out a win at last against a superb Posh side who failed with the shooting and final ball really and hardly troubled Fods for all their possession. Have to say well done Lee Power after he stated that the players asked him as a group to give Ranger one more chance so that is good enough for me and my only concern is for Town to win football matches and if Nile helps that process then that's fine by me but fair play to the players that was such a decent gesture on their part. Yes we can go on until the cows come home about Nile Ranger but a few clubs have these rebellious types, Balotelli was very similar as mentioned by Ferndale and there are a few rogues playing league football but it will have to be one week at a time I suppose. Great 3 points and very unexpected as was the Coventry game but makes up for Wolves and Posh away games that we dominated.
Ranger MOM easily today led the line so well and obviously not fit but played the full game and looked fitter than Danny who was taken off looking knackered. Nile was immense and lots of his hard work goes unnoticed and I am sure we could have lost today without him. Scored while has was on the floor seconds before after being dragged to the floor but got up and scored and made Kasims goal really as he took the defence away with his run to the left. Branco could have got MOM really as he was outstanding and what a find this guy has been looks like a star in the making and crucial tackles today and looks so cool. Gutsy win today and great to see us grind out a win at last against a superb Posh side who failed with the shooting and final ball really and hardly troubled Fods for all their possession. Have to say well done Lee Power after he stated that the players asked him as a group to give Ranger one more chance so that is good enough for me and my only concern is for Town to win football matches and if Nile helps that process then that's fine by me but fair play to the players that was such a decent gesture on their part. Yes we can go on until the cows come home about Nile Ranger but a few clubs have these rebellious types, Balotelli was very similar as mentioned by Ferndale and there are a few rogues playing league football but it will have to be one week at a time I suppose. Great 3 points and very unexpected as was the Coventry game but makes up for Wolves and Posh away games that we dominated. Di kanny oh
  • Score: 11

8:12pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Cookie43 says...

bradley red 1 wrote:
waster ranger,poor decision from power to keep him.
bradley red
any given opportunity to knock back power and cooper your constant abuse is nothing short of disgusting.
Call yourself a swindon fan your a disgrace go back down the 420 where you belong.
Everytime you post on here its to give vile abuse to Cooper and Power
well my friend we won today so are you going to give cooper credit??
You are a total Prat in the first degree
[quote][p][bold]bradley red 1[/bold] wrote: waster ranger,poor decision from power to keep him.[/p][/quote]bradley red any given opportunity to knock back power and cooper your constant abuse is nothing short of disgusting. Call yourself a swindon fan your a disgrace go back down the 420 where you belong. Everytime you post on here its to give vile abuse to Cooper and Power well my friend we won today so are you going to give cooper credit?? You are a total Prat in the first degree Cookie43
  • Score: 24

8:19pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Di kanny oh says...

Cookie43 wrote:
bradley red 1 wrote:
waster ranger,poor decision from power to keep him.
bradley red
any given opportunity to knock back power and cooper your constant abuse is nothing short of disgusting.
Call yourself a swindon fan your a disgrace go back down the 420 where you belong.
Everytime you post on here its to give vile abuse to Cooper and Power
well my friend we won today so are you going to give cooper credit??
You are a total Prat in the first degree
The waster is bradley red 1 never got anything good to say. Change the record.
[quote][p][bold]Cookie43[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bradley red 1[/bold] wrote: waster ranger,poor decision from power to keep him.[/p][/quote]bradley red any given opportunity to knock back power and cooper your constant abuse is nothing short of disgusting. Call yourself a swindon fan your a disgrace go back down the 420 where you belong. Everytime you post on here its to give vile abuse to Cooper and Power well my friend we won today so are you going to give cooper credit?? You are a total Prat in the first degree[/p][/quote]The waster is bradley red 1 never got anything good to say. Change the record. Di kanny oh
  • Score: 9

8:49pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Oxon-Red says...

Well what a game and, firstly, well done to the referee. He left hard fair tackles unpunished, tried to play advantage, let the game flow and used his assistants when they were needed.

First half was cagey with neither side really dominant but fortunately we created the best opening and took it. Second half was mainly one-way, caused IMO by sitting too deep, but the eventual winner was a classic smash and grab. Brilliant shimmy, off the ball run (Ranger) and finish. Nervy last 10 but a fantastic result.

Players to pick out for me.

Branco, dodgy with virtually his first touch but didn't look back after. His recovery to intercept the player put through at 1-0 was superb.
Ranger, premier league player that took two of their players to mark and still held the ball up.
Kasim, looked back to early season form and scored a superb goal.

Nathan T looked to be getting back to early season form. Dani G worked hard upfront and at the back in an unfamiliar role. Wardy barely missed a header and Hall played well in an unfamiliar position (he did look a bit lost when getting forward)

Little doubting the commitment today I feel we just need to take that away and we could acheive what I didn't expect.

Well done Town.

COYMR

As surprised as many others I guess when I saw Ranger named today but could this be a turning point in his career, court case excepted. If so, fair play to Mark and Lee for your patience. Too early to judge but if he can get his head down with Town for the next 6-12 months he has the ability to get back to the top. I wonder how much of the change is down to the age of the other Town players and not being amongst the bifg 'I am's. Could be good for Town and good for him but, if guilty, Nile who.
Well what a game and, firstly, well done to the referee. He left hard fair tackles unpunished, tried to play advantage, let the game flow and used his assistants when they were needed. First half was cagey with neither side really dominant but fortunately we created the best opening and took it. Second half was mainly one-way, caused IMO by sitting too deep, but the eventual winner was a classic smash and grab. Brilliant shimmy, off the ball run (Ranger) and finish. Nervy last 10 but a fantastic result. Players to pick out for me. Branco, dodgy with virtually his first touch but didn't look back after. His recovery to intercept the player put through at 1-0 was superb. Ranger, premier league player that took two of their players to mark and still held the ball up. Kasim, looked back to early season form and scored a superb goal. Nathan T looked to be getting back to early season form. Dani G worked hard upfront and at the back in an unfamiliar role. Wardy barely missed a header and Hall played well in an unfamiliar position (he did look a bit lost when getting forward) Little doubting the commitment today I feel we just need to take that away and we could acheive what I didn't expect. Well done Town. COYMR As surprised as many others I guess when I saw Ranger named today but could this be a turning point in his career, court case excepted. If so, fair play to Mark and Lee for your patience. Too early to judge but if he can get his head down with Town for the next 6-12 months he has the ability to get back to the top. I wonder how much of the change is down to the age of the other Town players and not being amongst the bifg 'I am's. Could be good for Town and good for him but, if guilty, Nile who. Oxon-Red
  • Score: 7

8:55pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Oxon-Red says...

The Jockster wrote:
DS - more discount incentives required methinks and not just for the odd game - from now until the end of the season!
Open the Stratton for kids at local football clubs like they did at the Oldham match last season.

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: DS - more discount incentives required methinks and not just for the odd game - from now until the end of the season![/p][/quote]Open the Stratton for kids at local football clubs like they did at the Oldham match last season. COYMR Oxon-Red
  • Score: 5

9:11pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Oi Den! says...

Stacks of credit to Cooper for this win. Strength in numbers at the back was the only way we were going to beat them. Attack is not always the best form of defence. Posh would have ripped us to shreds if we'd played an expansive game.

Branco was the big difference today. As well as having a good game himself, he provided Ward with the reassurance to play more like he did when he had Flint alongside him.

Ranger has almost mystical ability to control a football and to emerge from skirmishes with the ball at his feet, apparently without doing anything different from anyone else. Amazing. Such a pity about his "other side".

Loads to be admired in Kasim's goal - the way he started the move with sublime skill, made space with his run and of course the brilliant finish.

We rode our luck a bit but Cooper got his reward for spot on tactics. He's doing a sterling job.
Stacks of credit to Cooper for this win. Strength in numbers at the back was the only way we were going to beat them. Attack is not always the best form of defence. Posh would have ripped us to shreds if we'd played an expansive game. Branco was the big difference today. As well as having a good game himself, he provided Ward with the reassurance to play more like he did when he had Flint alongside him. Ranger has almost mystical ability to control a football and to emerge from skirmishes with the ball at his feet, apparently without doing anything different from anyone else. Amazing. Such a pity about his "other side". Loads to be admired in Kasim's goal - the way he started the move with sublime skill, made space with his run and of course the brilliant finish. We rode our luck a bit but Cooper got his reward for spot on tactics. He's doing a sterling job. Oi Den!
  • Score: 13

9:29pm Sat 11 Jan 14

mike1990 says...

Massive win today,have I missed something? is Ngoo coming on loan or not?good job Nile played today he's a class act,think we'd have lost that game without Nile he can only play in two games then his trial starts,so we need Ngoo to take over.also when are we going to see the audit Sangita Shah?
Massive win today,have I missed something? is Ngoo coming on loan or not?good job Nile played today he's a class act,think we'd have lost that game without Nile he can only play in two games then his trial starts,so we need Ngoo to take over.also when are we going to see the audit Sangita Shah? mike1990
  • Score: 0

9:40pm Sat 11 Jan 14

The Jockster says...

Oxon I agree they could let kids in on the bank - as well as discounting tickets not instead of- that way they get some income out of it.
Oxon I agree they could let kids in on the bank - as well as discounting tickets not instead of- that way they get some income out of it. The Jockster
  • Score: 0

9:53pm Sat 11 Jan 14

stigger says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Stacks of credit to Cooper for this win. Strength in numbers at the back was the only way we were going to beat them. Attack is not always the best form of defence. Posh would have ripped us to shreds if we'd played an expansive game.

Branco was the big difference today. As well as having a good game himself, he provided Ward with the reassurance to play more like he did when he had Flint alongside him.

Ranger has almost mystical ability to control a football and to emerge from skirmishes with the ball at his feet, apparently without doing anything different from anyone else. Amazing. Such a pity about his "other side".

Loads to be admired in Kasim's goal - the way he started the move with sublime skill, made space with his run and of course the brilliant finish.

We rode our luck a bit but Cooper got his reward for spot on tactics. He's doing a sterling job.
Totally agree about Ranger, I was saying today how he goes past players with ease without seemingly doing anything, he is also much quicker than he appears and eats up ground on defenders yet if you look at him he looks like he is jogging! First time I've seen Branco and very impressed, early on he just got it and passed it simply which was sensible thing to do as game developed his confidence grew and some very timely interventions. Class goal from Kasim and if played as more attacking mid I think he would score quite a few he has it in his locker. We rode our luck a lot in 2nd half, kept giving ball back to them but some resolute defending. Tomlin deserved his red he had one on him ever since Kasim crunched him with hard but fair tackle first half, class player though. COYR!
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Stacks of credit to Cooper for this win. Strength in numbers at the back was the only way we were going to beat them. Attack is not always the best form of defence. Posh would have ripped us to shreds if we'd played an expansive game. Branco was the big difference today. As well as having a good game himself, he provided Ward with the reassurance to play more like he did when he had Flint alongside him. Ranger has almost mystical ability to control a football and to emerge from skirmishes with the ball at his feet, apparently without doing anything different from anyone else. Amazing. Such a pity about his "other side". Loads to be admired in Kasim's goal - the way he started the move with sublime skill, made space with his run and of course the brilliant finish. We rode our luck a bit but Cooper got his reward for spot on tactics. He's doing a sterling job.[/p][/quote]Totally agree about Ranger, I was saying today how he goes past players with ease without seemingly doing anything, he is also much quicker than he appears and eats up ground on defenders yet if you look at him he looks like he is jogging! First time I've seen Branco and very impressed, early on he just got it and passed it simply which was sensible thing to do as game developed his confidence grew and some very timely interventions. Class goal from Kasim and if played as more attacking mid I think he would score quite a few he has it in his locker. We rode our luck a lot in 2nd half, kept giving ball back to them but some resolute defending. Tomlin deserved his red he had one on him ever since Kasim crunched him with hard but fair tackle first half, class player though. COYR! stigger
  • Score: 5

9:59pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Di kanny oh says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Stacks of credit to Cooper for this win. Strength in numbers at the back was the only way we were going to beat them. Attack is not always the best form of defence. Posh would have ripped us to shreds if we'd played an expansive game.

Branco was the big difference today. As well as having a good game himself, he provided Ward with the reassurance to play more like he did when he had Flint alongside him.

Ranger has almost mystical ability to control a football and to emerge from skirmishes with the ball at his feet, apparently without doing anything different from anyone else. Amazing. Such a pity about his "other side".

Loads to be admired in Kasim's goal - the way he started the move with sublime skill, made space with his run and of course the brilliant finish.

We rode our luck a bit but Cooper got his reward for spot on tactics. He's doing a sterling job.
Quite right Den Branco was the difference and so cool with the ball and got some last ditch tackles in especially when their guy was clean through. This was the game many of us fans have been waiting for where we defended in numbers and actually ground out a result. Great tactical game today and a marvelous result against one of the teams above us. Our home record is certainly very impressive and long may it continue. Have to say we look a better side with Nile leading the line so no wonder the players begged Power to give him one more chance. You could see Ranger at the end of the game as he looked so happy with all the Town players as they were coming off. Nice to see Cooper on the pitch at the end. What a shame Andrew Black could not be tempted back to invest as this time I feel we are building the right way without spending money like confetti.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Stacks of credit to Cooper for this win. Strength in numbers at the back was the only way we were going to beat them. Attack is not always the best form of defence. Posh would have ripped us to shreds if we'd played an expansive game. Branco was the big difference today. As well as having a good game himself, he provided Ward with the reassurance to play more like he did when he had Flint alongside him. Ranger has almost mystical ability to control a football and to emerge from skirmishes with the ball at his feet, apparently without doing anything different from anyone else. Amazing. Such a pity about his "other side". Loads to be admired in Kasim's goal - the way he started the move with sublime skill, made space with his run and of course the brilliant finish. We rode our luck a bit but Cooper got his reward for spot on tactics. He's doing a sterling job.[/p][/quote]Quite right Den Branco was the difference and so cool with the ball and got some last ditch tackles in especially when their guy was clean through. This was the game many of us fans have been waiting for where we defended in numbers and actually ground out a result. Great tactical game today and a marvelous result against one of the teams above us. Our home record is certainly very impressive and long may it continue. Have to say we look a better side with Nile leading the line so no wonder the players begged Power to give him one more chance. You could see Ranger at the end of the game as he looked so happy with all the Town players as they were coming off. Nice to see Cooper on the pitch at the end. What a shame Andrew Black could not be tempted back to invest as this time I feel we are building the right way without spending money like confetti. Di kanny oh
  • Score: 4

10:02pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Di kanny oh says...

mike1990 wrote:
Massive win today,have I missed something? is Ngoo coming on loan or not?good job Nile played today he's a class act,think we'd have lost that game without Nile he can only play in two games then his trial starts,so we need Ngoo to take over.also when are we going to see the audit Sangita Shah?
I get the feeling Ngoo is lined up after Jan 20th and Town have lined up Niles replacement should the worse happen. Only worry is another club could nip in may be.
[quote][p][bold]mike1990[/bold] wrote: Massive win today,have I missed something? is Ngoo coming on loan or not?good job Nile played today he's a class act,think we'd have lost that game without Nile he can only play in two games then his trial starts,so we need Ngoo to take over.also when are we going to see the audit Sangita Shah?[/p][/quote]I get the feeling Ngoo is lined up after Jan 20th and Town have lined up Niles replacement should the worse happen. Only worry is another club could nip in may be. Di kanny oh
  • Score: 3

10:13pm Sat 11 Jan 14

bearwoodred says...

Great win today by the sounds of it and Posh despite their current run are always going to be tough. I had not seen the team news when Ranger's name came up as openind scorer. As I could not make it today would be interested from someone there if the other players celebrated with Ranger - always a tell take sign if he was on his own. At the Coventry game I was thinking the same things to watch the others if he scored but he never did.

Glad to have him playing but the club need to stick to an agreed way forward, he cannot carry on doing his own thing.
Great win today by the sounds of it and Posh despite their current run are always going to be tough. I had not seen the team news when Ranger's name came up as openind scorer. As I could not make it today would be interested from someone there if the other players celebrated with Ranger - always a tell take sign if he was on his own. At the Coventry game I was thinking the same things to watch the others if he scored but he never did. Glad to have him playing but the club need to stick to an agreed way forward, he cannot carry on doing his own thing. bearwoodred
  • Score: 1

10:25pm Sat 11 Jan 14

umpcah says...

bearwoodred wrote:
Great win today by the sounds of it and Posh despite their current run are always going to be tough. I had not seen the team news when Ranger's name came up as openind scorer. As I could not make it today would be interested from someone there if the other players celebrated with Ranger - always a tell take sign if he was on his own. At the Coventry game I was thinking the same things to watch the others if he scored but he never did.

Glad to have him playing but the club need to stick to an agreed way forward, he cannot carry on doing his own thing.
If I remember correctly Town players showed him their pleasure when he scored. Before the game I was told that several players together told Coops that they were happy for Nile to play today. Apparently Nile had apologised to them for his recent failures to train with them. Whether Nile really has seen the error of his ways remains to be seen !
[quote][p][bold]bearwoodred[/bold] wrote: Great win today by the sounds of it and Posh despite their current run are always going to be tough. I had not seen the team news when Ranger's name came up as openind scorer. As I could not make it today would be interested from someone there if the other players celebrated with Ranger - always a tell take sign if he was on his own. At the Coventry game I was thinking the same things to watch the others if he scored but he never did. Glad to have him playing but the club need to stick to an agreed way forward, he cannot carry on doing his own thing.[/p][/quote]If I remember correctly Town players showed him their pleasure when he scored. Before the game I was told that several players together told Coops that they were happy for Nile to play today. Apparently Nile had apologised to them for his recent failures to train with them. Whether Nile really has seen the error of his ways remains to be seen ! umpcah
  • Score: 4

10:30pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Oxon-Red says...

The Jockster wrote:
Oxon I agree they could let kids in on the bank - as well as discounting tickets not instead of- that way they get some income out of it.
Jock,

Agree with the discounting and I was suggesting another option which, IMO, worked last year with 10K for the Oldham game.

Looked at the fixtures and MK Dons, Bradford, Oldham and Colchester games could be ideal chances.

COYMR

ps You seem to have an anti-fan (-1 for a decent comment !!) I'll balance it up.
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: Oxon I agree they could let kids in on the bank - as well as discounting tickets not instead of- that way they get some income out of it.[/p][/quote]Jock, Agree with the discounting and I was suggesting another option which, IMO, worked last year with 10K for the Oldham game. Looked at the fixtures and MK Dons, Bradford, Oldham and Colchester games could be ideal chances. COYMR ps You seem to have an anti-fan (-1 for a decent comment !!) I'll balance it up. Oxon-Red
  • Score: 2

10:42pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Oi Den! says...

Oxon-Red wrote:
Well what a game and, firstly, well done to the referee. He left hard fair tackles unpunished, tried to play advantage, let the game flow and used his assistants when they were needed.

First half was cagey with neither side really dominant but fortunately we created the best opening and took it. Second half was mainly one-way, caused IMO by sitting too deep, but the eventual winner was a classic smash and grab. Brilliant shimmy, off the ball run (Ranger) and finish. Nervy last 10 but a fantastic result.

Players to pick out for me.

Branco, dodgy with virtually his first touch but didn't look back after. His recovery to intercept the player put through at 1-0 was superb.
Ranger, premier league player that took two of their players to mark and still held the ball up.
Kasim, looked back to early season form and scored a superb goal.

Nathan T looked to be getting back to early season form. Dani G worked hard upfront and at the back in an unfamiliar role. Wardy barely missed a header and Hall played well in an unfamiliar position (he did look a bit lost when getting forward)

Little doubting the commitment today I feel we just need to take that away and we could acheive what I didn't expect.

Well done Town.

COYMR

As surprised as many others I guess when I saw Ranger named today but could this be a turning point in his career, court case excepted. If so, fair play to Mark and Lee for your patience. Too early to judge but if he can get his head down with Town for the next 6-12 months he has the ability to get back to the top. I wonder how much of the change is down to the age of the other Town players and not being amongst the bifg 'I am's. Could be good for Town and good for him but, if guilty, Nile who.
If the jury isn't convinced beyond reasonable doubt that he's guilty, he'll be free to continue being a professional footballer. But he's never behaved like one yet. Will he ever start?
[quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: Well what a game and, firstly, well done to the referee. He left hard fair tackles unpunished, tried to play advantage, let the game flow and used his assistants when they were needed. First half was cagey with neither side really dominant but fortunately we created the best opening and took it. Second half was mainly one-way, caused IMO by sitting too deep, but the eventual winner was a classic smash and grab. Brilliant shimmy, off the ball run (Ranger) and finish. Nervy last 10 but a fantastic result. Players to pick out for me. Branco, dodgy with virtually his first touch but didn't look back after. His recovery to intercept the player put through at 1-0 was superb. Ranger, premier league player that took two of their players to mark and still held the ball up. Kasim, looked back to early season form and scored a superb goal. Nathan T looked to be getting back to early season form. Dani G worked hard upfront and at the back in an unfamiliar role. Wardy barely missed a header and Hall played well in an unfamiliar position (he did look a bit lost when getting forward) Little doubting the commitment today I feel we just need to take that away and we could acheive what I didn't expect. Well done Town. COYMR As surprised as many others I guess when I saw Ranger named today but could this be a turning point in his career, court case excepted. If so, fair play to Mark and Lee for your patience. Too early to judge but if he can get his head down with Town for the next 6-12 months he has the ability to get back to the top. I wonder how much of the change is down to the age of the other Town players and not being amongst the bifg 'I am's. Could be good for Town and good for him but, if guilty, Nile who.[/p][/quote]If the jury isn't convinced beyond reasonable doubt that he's guilty, he'll be free to continue being a professional footballer. But he's never behaved like one yet. Will he ever start? Oi Den!
  • Score: 3

11:22pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Oxon-Red says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Oxon-Red wrote:
Well what a game and, firstly, well done to the referee. He left hard fair tackles unpunished, tried to play advantage, let the game flow and used his assistants when they were needed.

First half was cagey with neither side really dominant but fortunately we created the best opening and took it. Second half was mainly one-way, caused IMO by sitting too deep, but the eventual winner was a classic smash and grab. Brilliant shimmy, off the ball run (Ranger) and finish. Nervy last 10 but a fantastic result.

Players to pick out for me.

Branco, dodgy with virtually his first touch but didn't look back after. His recovery to intercept the player put through at 1-0 was superb.
Ranger, premier league player that took two of their players to mark and still held the ball up.
Kasim, looked back to early season form and scored a superb goal.

Nathan T looked to be getting back to early season form. Dani G worked hard upfront and at the back in an unfamiliar role. Wardy barely missed a header and Hall played well in an unfamiliar position (he did look a bit lost when getting forward)

Little doubting the commitment today I feel we just need to take that away and we could acheive what I didn't expect.

Well done Town.

COYMR

As surprised as many others I guess when I saw Ranger named today but could this be a turning point in his career, court case excepted. If so, fair play to Mark and Lee for your patience. Too early to judge but if he can get his head down with Town for the next 6-12 months he has the ability to get back to the top. I wonder how much of the change is down to the age of the other Town players and not being amongst the bifg 'I am's. Could be good for Town and good for him but, if guilty, Nile who.
If the jury isn't convinced beyond reasonable doubt that he's guilty, he'll be free to continue being a professional footballer. But he's never behaved like one yet. Will he ever start?
Don't know Den what are Wednesday's lottery numbers ?

On the field he has behaved like a professional footballer. Off the field he has been foolish (polite version). Plenty at football matches week-in, week-out, on the pitch, off the pitch that are the same but not in the spotlight. I know people that were complete aerosols when they were his age but butter wouldn't now melt. Plenty that were aerosols that are still aerosols. There are also plenty of big names in the public eye with a good image that are complete aerosols.

IMO, if he can and does change it should be accepted. If he is found not guilty it has to be accepted. Will he change, you tell me ?

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: Well what a game and, firstly, well done to the referee. He left hard fair tackles unpunished, tried to play advantage, let the game flow and used his assistants when they were needed. First half was cagey with neither side really dominant but fortunately we created the best opening and took it. Second half was mainly one-way, caused IMO by sitting too deep, but the eventual winner was a classic smash and grab. Brilliant shimmy, off the ball run (Ranger) and finish. Nervy last 10 but a fantastic result. Players to pick out for me. Branco, dodgy with virtually his first touch but didn't look back after. His recovery to intercept the player put through at 1-0 was superb. Ranger, premier league player that took two of their players to mark and still held the ball up. Kasim, looked back to early season form and scored a superb goal. Nathan T looked to be getting back to early season form. Dani G worked hard upfront and at the back in an unfamiliar role. Wardy barely missed a header and Hall played well in an unfamiliar position (he did look a bit lost when getting forward) Little doubting the commitment today I feel we just need to take that away and we could acheive what I didn't expect. Well done Town. COYMR As surprised as many others I guess when I saw Ranger named today but could this be a turning point in his career, court case excepted. If so, fair play to Mark and Lee for your patience. Too early to judge but if he can get his head down with Town for the next 6-12 months he has the ability to get back to the top. I wonder how much of the change is down to the age of the other Town players and not being amongst the bifg 'I am's. Could be good for Town and good for him but, if guilty, Nile who.[/p][/quote]If the jury isn't convinced beyond reasonable doubt that he's guilty, he'll be free to continue being a professional footballer. But he's never behaved like one yet. Will he ever start?[/p][/quote]Don't know Den what are Wednesday's lottery numbers ? On the field he has behaved like a professional footballer. Off the field he has been foolish (polite version). Plenty at football matches week-in, week-out, on the pitch, off the pitch that are the same but not in the spotlight. I know people that were complete aerosols when they were his age but butter wouldn't now melt. Plenty that were aerosols that are still aerosols. There are also plenty of big names in the public eye with a good image that are complete aerosols. IMO, if he can and does change it should be accepted. If he is found not guilty it has to be accepted. Will he change, you tell me ? COYMR Oxon-Red
  • Score: 5

11:29pm Sat 11 Jan 14

joey butler says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Oxon-Red wrote:
Well what a game and, firstly, well done to the referee. He left hard fair tackles unpunished, tried to play advantage, let the game flow and used his assistants when they were needed.

First half was cagey with neither side really dominant but fortunately we created the best opening and took it. Second half was mainly one-way, caused IMO by sitting too deep, but the eventual winner was a classic smash and grab. Brilliant shimmy, off the ball run (Ranger) and finish. Nervy last 10 but a fantastic result.

Players to pick out for me.

Branco, dodgy with virtually his first touch but didn't look back after. His recovery to intercept the player put through at 1-0 was superb.
Ranger, premier league player that took two of their players to mark and still held the ball up.
Kasim, looked back to early season form and scored a superb goal.

Nathan T looked to be getting back to early season form. Dani G worked hard upfront and at the back in an unfamiliar role. Wardy barely missed a header and Hall played well in an unfamiliar position (he did look a bit lost when getting forward)

Little doubting the commitment today I feel we just need to take that away and we could acheive what I didn't expect.

Well done Town.

COYMR

As surprised as many others I guess when I saw Ranger named today but could this be a turning point in his career, court case excepted. If so, fair play to Mark and Lee for your patience. Too early to judge but if he can get his head down with Town for the next 6-12 months he has the ability to get back to the top. I wonder how much of the change is down to the age of the other Town players and not being amongst the bifg 'I am's. Could be good for Town and good for him but, if guilty, Nile who.
If the jury isn't convinced beyond reasonable doubt that he's guilty, he'll be free to continue being a professional footballer. But he's never behaved like one yet. Will he ever start?
Den,

I appreciate your comments last night, but each of us have views on here that vary between casual, much stronger and very entrenched at the top end of the scale.

In the case of Ranger, my views are as follows;

1. WE should NOT have signed him the first place. BIG MISTAKE.

2. He does not turn up on time, if indeed at all for training.

3. He is not a team player, only a very selfish individual.

4. His forthcoming trial has little to do with Swindon Town, but is coming up fast and could only damage the club's reputation, regardless of the outcome.

5. All the premature talk of terminating his contract this week was totally incorrect, without him having a ''fair hearing''. SAM, hang your head in shame, you may well have cost Town the balance of Ranger's contract with your headlines all week. Perhaps that is why we had to keep him?

6. Several posters have recently suggested we open Stratton Bank to youngsters at a special discount, to increase attendance figures. To watch the model footballer Ranger play perhaps? What a stupid idea!!

7. Mr Power had gone up in a lot of people's opinions recently, including mine, but after playing Ranger today, Mr Power may clearly lack any sort of integrity? SHAME ON YOU MR POWER.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: Well what a game and, firstly, well done to the referee. He left hard fair tackles unpunished, tried to play advantage, let the game flow and used his assistants when they were needed. First half was cagey with neither side really dominant but fortunately we created the best opening and took it. Second half was mainly one-way, caused IMO by sitting too deep, but the eventual winner was a classic smash and grab. Brilliant shimmy, off the ball run (Ranger) and finish. Nervy last 10 but a fantastic result. Players to pick out for me. Branco, dodgy with virtually his first touch but didn't look back after. His recovery to intercept the player put through at 1-0 was superb. Ranger, premier league player that took two of their players to mark and still held the ball up. Kasim, looked back to early season form and scored a superb goal. Nathan T looked to be getting back to early season form. Dani G worked hard upfront and at the back in an unfamiliar role. Wardy barely missed a header and Hall played well in an unfamiliar position (he did look a bit lost when getting forward) Little doubting the commitment today I feel we just need to take that away and we could acheive what I didn't expect. Well done Town. COYMR As surprised as many others I guess when I saw Ranger named today but could this be a turning point in his career, court case excepted. If so, fair play to Mark and Lee for your patience. Too early to judge but if he can get his head down with Town for the next 6-12 months he has the ability to get back to the top. I wonder how much of the change is down to the age of the other Town players and not being amongst the bifg 'I am's. Could be good for Town and good for him but, if guilty, Nile who.[/p][/quote]If the jury isn't convinced beyond reasonable doubt that he's guilty, he'll be free to continue being a professional footballer. But he's never behaved like one yet. Will he ever start?[/p][/quote]Den, I appreciate your comments last night, but each of us have views on here that vary between casual, much stronger and very entrenched at the top end of the scale. In the case of Ranger, my views are as follows; 1. WE should NOT have signed him the first place. BIG MISTAKE. 2. He does not turn up on time, if indeed at all for training. 3. He is not a team player, only a very selfish individual. 4. His forthcoming trial has little to do with Swindon Town, but is coming up fast and could only damage the club's reputation, regardless of the outcome. 5. All the premature talk of terminating his contract this week was totally incorrect, without him having a ''fair hearing''. SAM, hang your head in shame, you may well have cost Town the balance of Ranger's contract with your headlines all week. Perhaps that is why we had to keep him? 6. Several posters have recently suggested we open Stratton Bank to youngsters at a special discount, to increase attendance figures. To watch the model footballer Ranger play perhaps? What a stupid idea!! 7. Mr Power had gone up in a lot of people's opinions recently, including mine, but after playing Ranger today, Mr Power may clearly lack any sort of integrity? SHAME ON YOU MR POWER. joey butler
  • Score: -54

12:14am Sun 12 Jan 14

Oi Den! says...

Oxon-Red wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Oxon-Red wrote:
Well what a game and, firstly, well done to the referee. He left hard fair tackles unpunished, tried to play advantage, let the game flow and used his assistants when they were needed.

First half was cagey with neither side really dominant but fortunately we created the best opening and took it. Second half was mainly one-way, caused IMO by sitting too deep, but the eventual winner was a classic smash and grab. Brilliant shimmy, off the ball run (Ranger) and finish. Nervy last 10 but a fantastic result.

Players to pick out for me.

Branco, dodgy with virtually his first touch but didn't look back after. His recovery to intercept the player put through at 1-0 was superb.
Ranger, premier league player that took two of their players to mark and still held the ball up.
Kasim, looked back to early season form and scored a superb goal.

Nathan T looked to be getting back to early season form. Dani G worked hard upfront and at the back in an unfamiliar role. Wardy barely missed a header and Hall played well in an unfamiliar position (he did look a bit lost when getting forward)

Little doubting the commitment today I feel we just need to take that away and we could acheive what I didn't expect.

Well done Town.

COYMR

As surprised as many others I guess when I saw Ranger named today but could this be a turning point in his career, court case excepted. If so, fair play to Mark and Lee for your patience. Too early to judge but if he can get his head down with Town for the next 6-12 months he has the ability to get back to the top. I wonder how much of the change is down to the age of the other Town players and not being amongst the bifg 'I am's. Could be good for Town and good for him but, if guilty, Nile who.
If the jury isn't convinced beyond reasonable doubt that he's guilty, he'll be free to continue being a professional footballer. But he's never behaved like one yet. Will he ever start?
Don't know Den what are Wednesday's lottery numbers ?

On the field he has behaved like a professional footballer. Off the field he has been foolish (polite version). Plenty at football matches week-in, week-out, on the pitch, off the pitch that are the same but not in the spotlight. I know people that were complete aerosols when they were his age but butter wouldn't now melt. Plenty that were aerosols that are still aerosols. There are also plenty of big names in the public eye with a good image that are complete aerosols.

IMO, if he can and does change it should be accepted. If he is found not guilty it has to be accepted. Will he change, you tell me ?

COYMR
Oxon, we have no way of knowing next week's lottery numbers, as previous form is no guide, but we do know that Ranger has repeatedly spurned the chances he's been given. That makes me think it's pretty likely he'll continue in the same vein. I hope I'm wrong and I also hope he's not a rapist (whatever the jury's verdict). He's a joy to watch and his behaviour on the pitch belies his violent actions off it but I still think signing him was a mistake.
[quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: Well what a game and, firstly, well done to the referee. He left hard fair tackles unpunished, tried to play advantage, let the game flow and used his assistants when they were needed. First half was cagey with neither side really dominant but fortunately we created the best opening and took it. Second half was mainly one-way, caused IMO by sitting too deep, but the eventual winner was a classic smash and grab. Brilliant shimmy, off the ball run (Ranger) and finish. Nervy last 10 but a fantastic result. Players to pick out for me. Branco, dodgy with virtually his first touch but didn't look back after. His recovery to intercept the player put through at 1-0 was superb. Ranger, premier league player that took two of their players to mark and still held the ball up. Kasim, looked back to early season form and scored a superb goal. Nathan T looked to be getting back to early season form. Dani G worked hard upfront and at the back in an unfamiliar role. Wardy barely missed a header and Hall played well in an unfamiliar position (he did look a bit lost when getting forward) Little doubting the commitment today I feel we just need to take that away and we could acheive what I didn't expect. Well done Town. COYMR As surprised as many others I guess when I saw Ranger named today but could this be a turning point in his career, court case excepted. If so, fair play to Mark and Lee for your patience. Too early to judge but if he can get his head down with Town for the next 6-12 months he has the ability to get back to the top. I wonder how much of the change is down to the age of the other Town players and not being amongst the bifg 'I am's. Could be good for Town and good for him but, if guilty, Nile who.[/p][/quote]If the jury isn't convinced beyond reasonable doubt that he's guilty, he'll be free to continue being a professional footballer. But he's never behaved like one yet. Will he ever start?[/p][/quote]Don't know Den what are Wednesday's lottery numbers ? On the field he has behaved like a professional footballer. Off the field he has been foolish (polite version). Plenty at football matches week-in, week-out, on the pitch, off the pitch that are the same but not in the spotlight. I know people that were complete aerosols when they were his age but butter wouldn't now melt. Plenty that were aerosols that are still aerosols. There are also plenty of big names in the public eye with a good image that are complete aerosols. IMO, if he can and does change it should be accepted. If he is found not guilty it has to be accepted. Will he change, you tell me ? COYMR[/p][/quote]Oxon, we have no way of knowing next week's lottery numbers, as previous form is no guide, but we do know that Ranger has repeatedly spurned the chances he's been given. That makes me think it's pretty likely he'll continue in the same vein. I hope I'm wrong and I also hope he's not a rapist (whatever the jury's verdict). He's a joy to watch and his behaviour on the pitch belies his violent actions off it but I still think signing him was a mistake. Oi Den!
  • Score: 2

12:30am Sun 12 Jan 14

Davidsyrett says...

joey butler wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Oxon-Red wrote:
Well what a game and, firstly, well done to the referee. He left hard fair tackles unpunished, tried to play advantage, let the game flow and used his assistants when they were needed.

First half was cagey with neither side really dominant but fortunately we created the best opening and took it. Second half was mainly one-way, caused IMO by sitting too deep, but the eventual winner was a classic smash and grab. Brilliant shimmy, off the ball run (Ranger) and finish. Nervy last 10 but a fantastic result.

Players to pick out for me.

Branco, dodgy with virtually his first touch but didn't look back after. His recovery to intercept the player put through at 1-0 was superb.
Ranger, premier league player that took two of their players to mark and still held the ball up.
Kasim, looked back to early season form and scored a superb goal.

Nathan T looked to be getting back to early season form. Dani G worked hard upfront and at the back in an unfamiliar role. Wardy barely missed a header and Hall played well in an unfamiliar position (he did look a bit lost when getting forward)

Little doubting the commitment today I feel we just need to take that away and we could acheive what I didn't expect.

Well done Town.

COYMR

As surprised as many others I guess when I saw Ranger named today but could this be a turning point in his career, court case excepted. If so, fair play to Mark and Lee for your patience. Too early to judge but if he can get his head down with Town for the next 6-12 months he has the ability to get back to the top. I wonder how much of the change is down to the age of the other Town players and not being amongst the bifg 'I am's. Could be good for Town and good for him but, if guilty, Nile who.
If the jury isn't convinced beyond reasonable doubt that he's guilty, he'll be free to continue being a professional footballer. But he's never behaved like one yet. Will he ever start?
Den,

I appreciate your comments last night, but each of us have views on here that vary between casual, much stronger and very entrenched at the top end of the scale.

In the case of Ranger, my views are as follows;

1. WE should NOT have signed him the first place. BIG MISTAKE.

2. He does not turn up on time, if indeed at all for training.

3. He is not a team player, only a very selfish individual.

4. His forthcoming trial has little to do with Swindon Town, but is coming up fast and could only damage the club's reputation, regardless of the outcome.

5. All the premature talk of terminating his contract this week was totally incorrect, without him having a ''fair hearing''. SAM, hang your head in shame, you may well have cost Town the balance of Ranger's contract with your headlines all week. Perhaps that is why we had to keep him?

6. Several posters have recently suggested we open Stratton Bank to youngsters at a special discount, to increase attendance figures. To watch the model footballer Ranger play perhaps? What a stupid idea!!

7. Mr Power had gone up in a lot of people's opinions recently, including mine, but after playing Ranger today, Mr Power may clearly lack any sort of integrity? SHAME ON YOU MR POWER.
Jock,

1) why should we have not signed him, innocence until proven guilty, we took a chance and it has turned out in our favour.

2) He has problems, live wit it.

3) Not a team player?? what games have you been watching, no other player holds the ball up so well and brings others into the game.

4) Why would it damage our reputation?

5) as per usual the paper has got it wrong, what's that to do with Ranger?

6) How many players are really role models these days, stupid comments regards opening SB

7) Listening to the chants from the fans today there's no doubt they are behind the board, management and Ranger. Think your in the minority.
[quote][p][bold]joey butler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: Well what a game and, firstly, well done to the referee. He left hard fair tackles unpunished, tried to play advantage, let the game flow and used his assistants when they were needed. First half was cagey with neither side really dominant but fortunately we created the best opening and took it. Second half was mainly one-way, caused IMO by sitting too deep, but the eventual winner was a classic smash and grab. Brilliant shimmy, off the ball run (Ranger) and finish. Nervy last 10 but a fantastic result. Players to pick out for me. Branco, dodgy with virtually his first touch but didn't look back after. His recovery to intercept the player put through at 1-0 was superb. Ranger, premier league player that took two of their players to mark and still held the ball up. Kasim, looked back to early season form and scored a superb goal. Nathan T looked to be getting back to early season form. Dani G worked hard upfront and at the back in an unfamiliar role. Wardy barely missed a header and Hall played well in an unfamiliar position (he did look a bit lost when getting forward) Little doubting the commitment today I feel we just need to take that away and we could acheive what I didn't expect. Well done Town. COYMR As surprised as many others I guess when I saw Ranger named today but could this be a turning point in his career, court case excepted. If so, fair play to Mark and Lee for your patience. Too early to judge but if he can get his head down with Town for the next 6-12 months he has the ability to get back to the top. I wonder how much of the change is down to the age of the other Town players and not being amongst the bifg 'I am's. Could be good for Town and good for him but, if guilty, Nile who.[/p][/quote]If the jury isn't convinced beyond reasonable doubt that he's guilty, he'll be free to continue being a professional footballer. But he's never behaved like one yet. Will he ever start?[/p][/quote]Den, I appreciate your comments last night, but each of us have views on here that vary between casual, much stronger and very entrenched at the top end of the scale. In the case of Ranger, my views are as follows; 1. WE should NOT have signed him the first place. BIG MISTAKE. 2. He does not turn up on time, if indeed at all for training. 3. He is not a team player, only a very selfish individual. 4. His forthcoming trial has little to do with Swindon Town, but is coming up fast and could only damage the club's reputation, regardless of the outcome. 5. All the premature talk of terminating his contract this week was totally incorrect, without him having a ''fair hearing''. SAM, hang your head in shame, you may well have cost Town the balance of Ranger's contract with your headlines all week. Perhaps that is why we had to keep him? 6. Several posters have recently suggested we open Stratton Bank to youngsters at a special discount, to increase attendance figures. To watch the model footballer Ranger play perhaps? What a stupid idea!! 7. Mr Power had gone up in a lot of people's opinions recently, including mine, but after playing Ranger today, Mr Power may clearly lack any sort of integrity? SHAME ON YOU MR POWER.[/p][/quote]Jock, 1) why should we have not signed him, innocence until proven guilty, we took a chance and it has turned out in our favour. 2) He has problems, live wit it. 3) Not a team player?? what games have you been watching, no other player holds the ball up so well and brings others into the game. 4) Why would it damage our reputation? 5) as per usual the paper has got it wrong, what's that to do with Ranger? 6) How many players are really role models these days, stupid comments regards opening SB 7) Listening to the chants from the fans today there's no doubt they are behind the board, management and Ranger. Think your in the minority. Davidsyrett
  • Score: 25

12:53am Sun 12 Jan 14

Cleuso says...

bearwoodred wrote:
Great win today by the sounds of it and Posh despite their current run are always going to be tough. I had not seen the team news when Ranger's name came up as openind scorer. As I could not make it today would be interested from someone there if the other players celebrated with Ranger - always a tell take sign if he was on his own. At the Coventry game I was thinking the same things to watch the others if he scored but he never did.

Glad to have him playing but the club need to stick to an agreed way forward, he cannot carry on doing his own thing.
They did..
[quote][p][bold]bearwoodred[/bold] wrote: Great win today by the sounds of it and Posh despite their current run are always going to be tough. I had not seen the team news when Ranger's name came up as openind scorer. As I could not make it today would be interested from someone there if the other players celebrated with Ranger - always a tell take sign if he was on his own. At the Coventry game I was thinking the same things to watch the others if he scored but he never did. Glad to have him playing but the club need to stick to an agreed way forward, he cannot carry on doing his own thing.[/p][/quote]They did.. Cleuso
  • Score: 3

1:00am Sun 12 Jan 14

Cleuso says...

joey butler wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Oxon-Red wrote:
Well what a game and, firstly, well done to the referee. He left hard fair tackles unpunished, tried to play advantage, let the game flow and used his assistants when they were needed.

First half was cagey with neither side really dominant but fortunately we created the best opening and took it. Second half was mainly one-way, caused IMO by sitting too deep, but the eventual winner was a classic smash and grab. Brilliant shimmy, off the ball run (Ranger) and finish. Nervy last 10 but a fantastic result.

Players to pick out for me.

Branco, dodgy with virtually his first touch but didn't look back after. His recovery to intercept the player put through at 1-0 was superb.
Ranger, premier league player that took two of their players to mark and still held the ball up.
Kasim, looked back to early season form and scored a superb goal.

Nathan T looked to be getting back to early season form. Dani G worked hard upfront and at the back in an unfamiliar role. Wardy barely missed a header and Hall played well in an unfamiliar position (he did look a bit lost when getting forward)

Little doubting the commitment today I feel we just need to take that away and we could acheive what I didn't expect.

Well done Town.

COYMR

As surprised as many others I guess when I saw Ranger named today but could this be a turning point in his career, court case excepted. If so, fair play to Mark and Lee for your patience. Too early to judge but if he can get his head down with Town for the next 6-12 months he has the ability to get back to the top. I wonder how much of the change is down to the age of the other Town players and not being amongst the bifg 'I am's. Could be good for Town and good for him but, if guilty, Nile who.
If the jury isn't convinced beyond reasonable doubt that he's guilty, he'll be free to continue being a professional footballer. But he's never behaved like one yet. Will he ever start?
Den,

I appreciate your comments last night, but each of us have views on here that vary between casual, much stronger and very entrenched at the top end of the scale.

In the case of Ranger, my views are as follows;

1. WE should NOT have signed him the first place. BIG MISTAKE.

2. He does not turn up on time, if indeed at all for training.

3. He is not a team player, only a very selfish individual.

4. His forthcoming trial has little to do with Swindon Town, but is coming up fast and could only damage the club's reputation, regardless of the outcome.

5. All the premature talk of terminating his contract this week was totally incorrect, without him having a ''fair hearing''. SAM, hang your head in shame, you may well have cost Town the balance of Ranger's contract with your headlines all week. Perhaps that is why we had to keep him?

6. Several posters have recently suggested we open Stratton Bank to youngsters at a special discount, to increase attendance figures. To watch the model footballer Ranger play perhaps? What a stupid idea!!

7. Mr Power had gone up in a lot of people's opinions recently, including mine, but after playing Ranger today, Mr Power may clearly lack any sort of integrity? SHAME ON YOU MR POWER.
See you are back after your recent pasting... you can't even quote yourself correctly... your views have absolutely no credibility here ..so save your time, no one is interested in your jaundiced views and observations.
[quote][p][bold]joey butler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: Well what a game and, firstly, well done to the referee. He left hard fair tackles unpunished, tried to play advantage, let the game flow and used his assistants when they were needed. First half was cagey with neither side really dominant but fortunately we created the best opening and took it. Second half was mainly one-way, caused IMO by sitting too deep, but the eventual winner was a classic smash and grab. Brilliant shimmy, off the ball run (Ranger) and finish. Nervy last 10 but a fantastic result. Players to pick out for me. Branco, dodgy with virtually his first touch but didn't look back after. His recovery to intercept the player put through at 1-0 was superb. Ranger, premier league player that took two of their players to mark and still held the ball up. Kasim, looked back to early season form and scored a superb goal. Nathan T looked to be getting back to early season form. Dani G worked hard upfront and at the back in an unfamiliar role. Wardy barely missed a header and Hall played well in an unfamiliar position (he did look a bit lost when getting forward) Little doubting the commitment today I feel we just need to take that away and we could acheive what I didn't expect. Well done Town. COYMR As surprised as many others I guess when I saw Ranger named today but could this be a turning point in his career, court case excepted. If so, fair play to Mark and Lee for your patience. Too early to judge but if he can get his head down with Town for the next 6-12 months he has the ability to get back to the top. I wonder how much of the change is down to the age of the other Town players and not being amongst the bifg 'I am's. Could be good for Town and good for him but, if guilty, Nile who.[/p][/quote]If the jury isn't convinced beyond reasonable doubt that he's guilty, he'll be free to continue being a professional footballer. But he's never behaved like one yet. Will he ever start?[/p][/quote]Den, I appreciate your comments last night, but each of us have views on here that vary between casual, much stronger and very entrenched at the top end of the scale. In the case of Ranger, my views are as follows; 1. WE should NOT have signed him the first place. BIG MISTAKE. 2. He does not turn up on time, if indeed at all for training. 3. He is not a team player, only a very selfish individual. 4. His forthcoming trial has little to do with Swindon Town, but is coming up fast and could only damage the club's reputation, regardless of the outcome. 5. All the premature talk of terminating his contract this week was totally incorrect, without him having a ''fair hearing''. SAM, hang your head in shame, you may well have cost Town the balance of Ranger's contract with your headlines all week. Perhaps that is why we had to keep him? 6. Several posters have recently suggested we open Stratton Bank to youngsters at a special discount, to increase attendance figures. To watch the model footballer Ranger play perhaps? What a stupid idea!! 7. Mr Power had gone up in a lot of people's opinions recently, including mine, but after playing Ranger today, Mr Power may clearly lack any sort of integrity? SHAME ON YOU MR POWER.[/p][/quote]See you are back after your recent pasting... you can't even quote yourself correctly... your views have absolutely no credibility here ..so save your time, no one is interested in your jaundiced views and observations. Cleuso
  • Score: 34

9:14am Sun 12 Jan 14

Oxon-Red says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Oxon-Red wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Oxon-Red wrote:
Well what a game and, firstly, well done to the referee. He left hard fair tackles unpunished, tried to play advantage, let the game flow and used his assistants when they were needed.

First half was cagey with neither side really dominant but fortunately we created the best opening and took it. Second half was mainly one-way, caused IMO by sitting too deep, but the eventual winner was a classic smash and grab. Brilliant shimmy, off the ball run (Ranger) and finish. Nervy last 10 but a fantastic result.

Players to pick out for me.

Branco, dodgy with virtually his first touch but didn't look back after. His recovery to intercept the player put through at 1-0 was superb.
Ranger, premier league player that took two of their players to mark and still held the ball up.
Kasim, looked back to early season form and scored a superb goal.

Nathan T looked to be getting back to early season form. Dani G worked hard upfront and at the back in an unfamiliar role. Wardy barely missed a header and Hall played well in an unfamiliar position (he did look a bit lost when getting forward)

Little doubting the commitment today I feel we just need to take that away and we could acheive what I didn't expect.

Well done Town.

COYMR

As surprised as many others I guess when I saw Ranger named today but could this be a turning point in his career, court case excepted. If so, fair play to Mark and Lee for your patience. Too early to judge but if he can get his head down with Town for the next 6-12 months he has the ability to get back to the top. I wonder how much of the change is down to the age of the other Town players and not being amongst the bifg 'I am's. Could be good for Town and good for him but, if guilty, Nile who.
If the jury isn't convinced beyond reasonable doubt that he's guilty, he'll be free to continue being a professional footballer. But he's never behaved like one yet. Will he ever start?
Don't know Den what are Wednesday's lottery numbers ?

On the field he has behaved like a professional footballer. Off the field he has been foolish (polite version). Plenty at football matches week-in, week-out, on the pitch, off the pitch that are the same but not in the spotlight. I know people that were complete aerosols when they were his age but butter wouldn't now melt. Plenty that were aerosols that are still aerosols. There are also plenty of big names in the public eye with a good image that are complete aerosols.

IMO, if he can and does change it should be accepted. If he is found not guilty it has to be accepted. Will he change, you tell me ?

COYMR
Oxon, we have no way of knowing next week's lottery numbers, as previous form is no guide, but we do know that Ranger has repeatedly spurned the chances he's been given. That makes me think it's pretty likely he'll continue in the same vein. I hope I'm wrong and I also hope he's not a rapist (whatever the jury's verdict). He's a joy to watch and his behaviour on the pitch belies his violent actions off it but I still think signing him was a mistake.
Rhetorical question regarding the lottery because I don't lnow if he will change. I don't know if he is guilty either but IMO you have to trust the justice system or you end up with anarchy.

Good signing ? Depends on a verdict and his behaviour off the pitch in the future.

Should we have signed him ? Probably not, but we have and that can't be changed.

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: Well what a game and, firstly, well done to the referee. He left hard fair tackles unpunished, tried to play advantage, let the game flow and used his assistants when they were needed. First half was cagey with neither side really dominant but fortunately we created the best opening and took it. Second half was mainly one-way, caused IMO by sitting too deep, but the eventual winner was a classic smash and grab. Brilliant shimmy, off the ball run (Ranger) and finish. Nervy last 10 but a fantastic result. Players to pick out for me. Branco, dodgy with virtually his first touch but didn't look back after. His recovery to intercept the player put through at 1-0 was superb. Ranger, premier league player that took two of their players to mark and still held the ball up. Kasim, looked back to early season form and scored a superb goal. Nathan T looked to be getting back to early season form. Dani G worked hard upfront and at the back in an unfamiliar role. Wardy barely missed a header and Hall played well in an unfamiliar position (he did look a bit lost when getting forward) Little doubting the commitment today I feel we just need to take that away and we could acheive what I didn't expect. Well done Town. COYMR As surprised as many others I guess when I saw Ranger named today but could this be a turning point in his career, court case excepted. If so, fair play to Mark and Lee for your patience. Too early to judge but if he can get his head down with Town for the next 6-12 months he has the ability to get back to the top. I wonder how much of the change is down to the age of the other Town players and not being amongst the bifg 'I am's. Could be good for Town and good for him but, if guilty, Nile who.[/p][/quote]If the jury isn't convinced beyond reasonable doubt that he's guilty, he'll be free to continue being a professional footballer. But he's never behaved like one yet. Will he ever start?[/p][/quote]Don't know Den what are Wednesday's lottery numbers ? On the field he has behaved like a professional footballer. Off the field he has been foolish (polite version). Plenty at football matches week-in, week-out, on the pitch, off the pitch that are the same but not in the spotlight. I know people that were complete aerosols when they were his age but butter wouldn't now melt. Plenty that were aerosols that are still aerosols. There are also plenty of big names in the public eye with a good image that are complete aerosols. IMO, if he can and does change it should be accepted. If he is found not guilty it has to be accepted. Will he change, you tell me ? COYMR[/p][/quote]Oxon, we have no way of knowing next week's lottery numbers, as previous form is no guide, but we do know that Ranger has repeatedly spurned the chances he's been given. That makes me think it's pretty likely he'll continue in the same vein. I hope I'm wrong and I also hope he's not a rapist (whatever the jury's verdict). He's a joy to watch and his behaviour on the pitch belies his violent actions off it but I still think signing him was a mistake.[/p][/quote]Rhetorical question regarding the lottery because I don't lnow if he will change. I don't know if he is guilty either but IMO you have to trust the justice system or you end up with anarchy. Good signing ? Depends on a verdict and his behaviour off the pitch in the future. Should we have signed him ? Probably not, but we have and that can't be changed. COYMR Oxon-Red
  • Score: 1

9:25am Sun 12 Jan 14

jayden says...

Don't know if its a wind up picture or not but you would think Nile would now keep a low profile but there he is sitting in a car with a bottle in his hands its on his Instagram from last night.
Don't know if its a wind up picture or not but you would think Nile would now keep a low profile but there he is sitting in a car with a bottle in his hands its on his Instagram from last night. jayden
  • Score: 0

9:36am Sun 12 Jan 14

jayden says...

Well done to the team yesterday a good solid professional showing and with out going over the top we may ,just may have found a real good centre back who can bring the ball out and is all ways trying to get on to the set plays. Also he has pace and most important can defend . Yesterdays MOM by a Nile , I mean mile.
Well done to the team yesterday a good solid professional showing and with out going over the top we may ,just may have found a real good centre back who can bring the ball out and is all ways trying to get on to the set plays. Also he has pace and most important can defend . Yesterdays MOM by a Nile , I mean mile. jayden
  • Score: 3

9:37am Sun 12 Jan 14

umpcah says...

jayden wrote:
Don't know if its a wind up picture or not but you would think Nile would now keep a low profile but there he is sitting in a car with a bottle in his hands its on his Instagram from last night.
If Nile is found " not guilty " later this month I`m sure that he and his friends will go O.T.T.
[quote][p][bold]jayden[/bold] wrote: Don't know if its a wind up picture or not but you would think Nile would now keep a low profile but there he is sitting in a car with a bottle in his hands its on his Instagram from last night.[/p][/quote]If Nile is found " not guilty " later this month I`m sure that he and his friends will go O.T.T. umpcah
  • Score: 1

9:40am Sun 12 Jan 14

umpcah says...

jayden wrote:
Well done to the team yesterday a good solid professional showing and with out going over the top we may ,just may have found a real good centre back who can bring the ball out and is all ways trying to get on to the set plays. Also he has pace and most important can defend . Yesterdays MOM by a Nile , I mean mile.
Someone refresh my memory please ! Where did Town get Branco from ? Nothing wrong with our scouting i.m.o.
[quote][p][bold]jayden[/bold] wrote: Well done to the team yesterday a good solid professional showing and with out going over the top we may ,just may have found a real good centre back who can bring the ball out and is all ways trying to get on to the set plays. Also he has pace and most important can defend . Yesterdays MOM by a Nile , I mean mile.[/p][/quote]Someone refresh my memory please ! Where did Town get Branco from ? Nothing wrong with our scouting i.m.o. umpcah
  • Score: 1

9:56am Sun 12 Jan 14

Chish and Fips says...

umpcah wrote:
jayden wrote:
Well done to the team yesterday a good solid professional showing and with out going over the top we may ,just may have found a real good centre back who can bring the ball out and is all ways trying to get on to the set plays. Also he has pace and most important can defend . Yesterdays MOM by a Nile , I mean mile.
Someone refresh my memory please ! Where did Town get Branco from ? Nothing wrong with our scouting i.m.o.
He came from Whitehawk (Sussex) I believe and was previously with Brighton so it appears to be another LWilliams find.
[quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jayden[/bold] wrote: Well done to the team yesterday a good solid professional showing and with out going over the top we may ,just may have found a real good centre back who can bring the ball out and is all ways trying to get on to the set plays. Also he has pace and most important can defend . Yesterdays MOM by a Nile , I mean mile.[/p][/quote]Someone refresh my memory please ! Where did Town get Branco from ? Nothing wrong with our scouting i.m.o.[/p][/quote]He came from Whitehawk (Sussex) I believe and was previously with Brighton so it appears to be another LWilliams find. Chish and Fips
  • Score: 1

10:01am Sun 12 Jan 14

umpcah says...

Chish and Fips wrote:
umpcah wrote:
jayden wrote:
Well done to the team yesterday a good solid professional showing and with out going over the top we may ,just may have found a real good centre back who can bring the ball out and is all ways trying to get on to the set plays. Also he has pace and most important can defend . Yesterdays MOM by a Nile , I mean mile.
Someone refresh my memory please ! Where did Town get Branco from ? Nothing wrong with our scouting i.m.o.
He came from Whitehawk (Sussex) I believe and was previously with Brighton so it appears to be another LWilliams find.
Thanks Chish ! Great game yesterday wasn`t it ? Nice afternoon and good playing surface - attendance disappointing though ! Perhaps some people knew that a Posh fan was bringing his blasted drum !
[quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jayden[/bold] wrote: Well done to the team yesterday a good solid professional showing and with out going over the top we may ,just may have found a real good centre back who can bring the ball out and is all ways trying to get on to the set plays. Also he has pace and most important can defend . Yesterdays MOM by a Nile , I mean mile.[/p][/quote]Someone refresh my memory please ! Where did Town get Branco from ? Nothing wrong with our scouting i.m.o.[/p][/quote]He came from Whitehawk (Sussex) I believe and was previously with Brighton so it appears to be another LWilliams find.[/p][/quote]Thanks Chish ! Great game yesterday wasn`t it ? Nice afternoon and good playing surface - attendance disappointing though ! Perhaps some people knew that a Posh fan was bringing his blasted drum ! umpcah
  • Score: 1

10:31am Sun 12 Jan 14

Chish and Fips says...

umpcah wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
umpcah wrote:
jayden wrote:
Well done to the team yesterday a good solid professional showing and with out going over the top we may ,just may have found a real good centre back who can bring the ball out and is all ways trying to get on to the set plays. Also he has pace and most important can defend . Yesterdays MOM by a Nile , I mean mile.
Someone refresh my memory please ! Where did Town get Branco from ? Nothing wrong with our scouting i.m.o.
He came from Whitehawk (Sussex) I believe and was previously with Brighton so it appears to be another LWilliams find.
Thanks Chish ! Great game yesterday wasn`t it ? Nice afternoon and good playing surface - attendance disappointing though ! Perhaps some people knew that a Posh fan was bringing his blasted drum !
I'll hold my hand and say I wasn't able to get out there - but hey I don't know which is more nerve racking trying to follow it onthe TV/Radio especially when that late goal of theirs went in and our result was one of the last to get announced or being out there - especially with some clown on a drum.

Never forget the time MK brought a drummer and as I was watching him bang out his awful sound the pom pom on the end of one of his sticks flew off and went sailing up in the air and faraway.... we then had to suffer a one beat drummer.
[quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jayden[/bold] wrote: Well done to the team yesterday a good solid professional showing and with out going over the top we may ,just may have found a real good centre back who can bring the ball out and is all ways trying to get on to the set plays. Also he has pace and most important can defend . Yesterdays MOM by a Nile , I mean mile.[/p][/quote]Someone refresh my memory please ! Where did Town get Branco from ? Nothing wrong with our scouting i.m.o.[/p][/quote]He came from Whitehawk (Sussex) I believe and was previously with Brighton so it appears to be another LWilliams find.[/p][/quote]Thanks Chish ! Great game yesterday wasn`t it ? Nice afternoon and good playing surface - attendance disappointing though ! Perhaps some people knew that a Posh fan was bringing his blasted drum ![/p][/quote]I'll hold my hand and say I wasn't able to get out there - but hey I don't know which is more nerve racking trying to follow it onthe TV/Radio especially when that late goal of theirs went in and our result was one of the last to get announced or being out there - especially with some clown on a drum. Never forget the time MK brought a drummer and as I was watching him bang out his awful sound the pom pom on the end of one of his sticks flew off and went sailing up in the air and faraway.... we then had to suffer a one beat drummer. Chish and Fips
  • Score: -1

10:41am Sun 12 Jan 14

Scouse Red says...

umpcah wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
umpcah wrote:
jayden wrote:
Well done to the team yesterday a good solid professional showing and with out going over the top we may ,just may have found a real good centre back who can bring the ball out and is all ways trying to get on to the set plays. Also he has pace and most important can defend . Yesterdays MOM by a Nile , I mean mile.
Someone refresh my memory please ! Where did Town get Branco from ? Nothing wrong with our scouting i.m.o.
He came from Whitehawk (Sussex) I believe and was previously with Brighton so it appears to be another LWilliams find.
Thanks Chish ! Great game yesterday wasn`t it ? Nice afternoon and good playing surface - attendance disappointing though ! Perhaps some people knew that a Posh fan was bringing his blasted drum !
all bloody game that drum went off on our side. Dunno what was more annoying, the drum or the 'commentary' by the lad behind me on every SINGLE moment!
[quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jayden[/bold] wrote: Well done to the team yesterday a good solid professional showing and with out going over the top we may ,just may have found a real good centre back who can bring the ball out and is all ways trying to get on to the set plays. Also he has pace and most important can defend . Yesterdays MOM by a Nile , I mean mile.[/p][/quote]Someone refresh my memory please ! Where did Town get Branco from ? Nothing wrong with our scouting i.m.o.[/p][/quote]He came from Whitehawk (Sussex) I believe and was previously with Brighton so it appears to be another LWilliams find.[/p][/quote]Thanks Chish ! Great game yesterday wasn`t it ? Nice afternoon and good playing surface - attendance disappointing though ! Perhaps some people knew that a Posh fan was bringing his blasted drum ![/p][/quote]all bloody game that drum went off on our side. Dunno what was more annoying, the drum or the 'commentary' by the lad behind me on every SINGLE moment! Scouse Red
  • Score: -2

10:45am Sun 12 Jan 14

Another view says...

Oi Den! says...
Stacks of credit to Cooper for this win. Strength in numbers at the back was the only way we were going to beat them. Attack is not always the best form of defence. Posh would have ripped us to shreds if we'd played an expansive game.

Branco was the big difference today. As well as having a good game himself, he provided Ward with the reassurance to play more like he did when he had Flint alongside him.

Ranger has almost mystical ability to control a football and to emerge from skirmishes with the ball at his feet, apparently without doing anything different from anyone else. Amazing. Such a pity about his "other side".

Loads to be admired in Kasim's goal - the way he started the move with sublime skill, made space with his run and of course the brilliant finish.

We rode our luck a bit but Cooper got his reward for spot on tactics. He's doing a sterling job.

Den, I quite often disagree with parts of your posts, but always find them a must-read. I have to say though I agree 100% with this one. Your comments about Ranger's style were interesting, as I often wondered if it's my rose tinted specs that make the ball seem to stick to his feet, while he languidly drifts past opponents. Whatever happens to him later this month I will always be left with the feeling that I've witnessed something special while he's been here.
Oi Den! says... Stacks of credit to Cooper for this win. Strength in numbers at the back was the only way we were going to beat them. Attack is not always the best form of defence. Posh would have ripped us to shreds if we'd played an expansive game. Branco was the big difference today. As well as having a good game himself, he provided Ward with the reassurance to play more like he did when he had Flint alongside him. Ranger has almost mystical ability to control a football and to emerge from skirmishes with the ball at his feet, apparently without doing anything different from anyone else. Amazing. Such a pity about his "other side". Loads to be admired in Kasim's goal - the way he started the move with sublime skill, made space with his run and of course the brilliant finish. We rode our luck a bit but Cooper got his reward for spot on tactics. He's doing a sterling job. Den, I quite often disagree with parts of your posts, but always find them a must-read. I have to say though I agree 100% with this one. Your comments about Ranger's style were interesting, as I often wondered if it's my rose tinted specs that make the ball seem to stick to his feet, while he languidly drifts past opponents. Whatever happens to him later this month I will always be left with the feeling that I've witnessed something special while he's been here. Another view
  • Score: 2

10:56am Sun 12 Jan 14

umpcah says...

Another view wrote:
Oi Den! says...
Stacks of credit to Cooper for this win. Strength in numbers at the back was the only way we were going to beat them. Attack is not always the best form of defence. Posh would have ripped us to shreds if we'd played an expansive game.

Branco was the big difference today. As well as having a good game himself, he provided Ward with the reassurance to play more like he did when he had Flint alongside him.

Ranger has almost mystical ability to control a football and to emerge from skirmishes with the ball at his feet, apparently without doing anything different from anyone else. Amazing. Such a pity about his "other side".

Loads to be admired in Kasim's goal - the way he started the move with sublime skill, made space with his run and of course the brilliant finish.

We rode our luck a bit but Cooper got his reward for spot on tactics. He's doing a sterling job.

Den, I quite often disagree with parts of your posts, but always find them a must-read. I have to say though I agree 100% with this one. Your comments about Ranger's style were interesting, as I often wondered if it's my rose tinted specs that make the ball seem to stick to his feet, while he languidly drifts past opponents. Whatever happens to him later this month I will always be left with the feeling that I've witnessed something special while he's been here.
Here`s another thought to offer on Nile ! I don't recall ever seen him get caught offside either ! Someone near me declared in a loud voice how little he had done during the second half. He was double marked robustly and still remained a joy to watch i.m.o. Something special ? Yes !
[quote][p][bold]Another view[/bold] wrote: Oi Den! says... Stacks of credit to Cooper for this win. Strength in numbers at the back was the only way we were going to beat them. Attack is not always the best form of defence. Posh would have ripped us to shreds if we'd played an expansive game. Branco was the big difference today. As well as having a good game himself, he provided Ward with the reassurance to play more like he did when he had Flint alongside him. Ranger has almost mystical ability to control a football and to emerge from skirmishes with the ball at his feet, apparently without doing anything different from anyone else. Amazing. Such a pity about his "other side". Loads to be admired in Kasim's goal - the way he started the move with sublime skill, made space with his run and of course the brilliant finish. We rode our luck a bit but Cooper got his reward for spot on tactics. He's doing a sterling job. Den, I quite often disagree with parts of your posts, but always find them a must-read. I have to say though I agree 100% with this one. Your comments about Ranger's style were interesting, as I often wondered if it's my rose tinted specs that make the ball seem to stick to his feet, while he languidly drifts past opponents. Whatever happens to him later this month I will always be left with the feeling that I've witnessed something special while he's been here.[/p][/quote]Here`s another thought to offer on Nile ! I don't recall ever seen him get caught offside either ! Someone near me declared in a loud voice how little he had done during the second half. He was double marked robustly and still remained a joy to watch i.m.o. Something special ? Yes ! umpcah
  • Score: 6

11:01am Sun 12 Jan 14

Psychedelic Syd says...

Bit late posting but just one thing to add re comment about other players responding to Ranger. Nile ran over to Kasim when he was celebrating our 2nd goal to congratulate him and you could see from the gestures that Kasim was thanking him for his run off the ball that gave him the space to score. Looked friendly and inclusive to me. Ranger has a fantastic talent whatever his mischief off the field.
Bit late posting but just one thing to add re comment about other players responding to Ranger. Nile ran over to Kasim when he was celebrating our 2nd goal to congratulate him and you could see from the gestures that Kasim was thanking him for his run off the ball that gave him the space to score. Looked friendly and inclusive to me. Ranger has a fantastic talent whatever his mischief off the field. Psychedelic Syd
  • Score: 5

11:28am Sun 12 Jan 14

the don69 says...

There's only one Nile Ranger (thank God for that lol) Coops is doing a grand job chaps,he's got a Chairman with not much dosh,working to a very tight budget,working with a lot of loans and on top of that his best player is a very naughty boy who just does his own thing!we all had doubts if Coops was up to the job?but what a good job he's doing so far and not forgetting Luke he's also doing a grand job,one improvement please chaps our away form needs sorting but keep up the good work lads!!!!!!!!!
There's only one Nile Ranger (thank God for that lol) Coops is doing a grand job chaps,he's got a Chairman with not much dosh,working to a very tight budget,working with a lot of loans and on top of that his best player is a very naughty boy who just does his own thing!we all had doubts if Coops was up to the job?but what a good job he's doing so far and not forgetting Luke he's also doing a grand job,one improvement please chaps our away form needs sorting but keep up the good work lads!!!!!!!!! the don69
  • Score: 19

11:42am Sun 12 Jan 14

umpcah says...

Presumably Nile will lead the line at Gillingham - and hopefully bag a goal or two ! I wonder if negotiations for Ngoo will continue now that Nile COULD be on the brink of a revival of his sojourn at Swindon ?
Presumably Nile will lead the line at Gillingham - and hopefully bag a goal or two ! I wonder if negotiations for Ngoo will continue now that Nile COULD be on the brink of a revival of his sojourn at Swindon ? umpcah
  • Score: 1

12:23pm Sun 12 Jan 14

Steve. Brentford says...

Cleuso wrote:
joey butler wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Oxon-Red wrote:
Well what a game and, firstly, well done to the referee. He left hard fair tackles unpunished, tried to play advantage, let the game flow and used his assistants when they were needed.

First half was cagey with neither side really dominant but fortunately we created the best opening and took it. Second half was mainly one-way, caused IMO by sitting too deep, but the eventual winner was a classic smash and grab. Brilliant shimmy, off the ball run (Ranger) and finish. Nervy last 10 but a fantastic result.

Players to pick out for me.

Branco, dodgy with virtually his first touch but didn't look back after. His recovery to intercept the player put through at 1-0 was superb.
Ranger, premier league player that took two of their players to mark and still held the ball up.
Kasim, looked back to early season form and scored a superb goal.

Nathan T looked to be getting back to early season form. Dani G worked hard upfront and at the back in an unfamiliar role. Wardy barely missed a header and Hall played well in an unfamiliar position (he did look a bit lost when getting forward)

Little doubting the commitment today I feel we just need to take that away and we could acheive what I didn't expect.

Well done Town.

COYMR

As surprised as many others I guess when I saw Ranger named today but could this be a turning point in his career, court case excepted. If so, fair play to Mark and Lee for your patience. Too early to judge but if he can get his head down with Town for the next 6-12 months he has the ability to get back to the top. I wonder how much of the change is down to the age of the other Town players and not being amongst the bifg 'I am's. Could be good for Town and good for him but, if guilty, Nile who.
If the jury isn't convinced beyond reasonable doubt that he's guilty, he'll be free to continue being a professional footballer. But he's never behaved like one yet. Will he ever start?
Den,

I appreciate your comments last night, but each of us have views on here that vary between casual, much stronger and very entrenched at the top end of the scale.

In the case of Ranger, my views are as follows;

1. WE should NOT have signed him the first place. BIG MISTAKE.

2. He does not turn up on time, if indeed at all for training.

3. He is not a team player, only a very selfish individual.

4. His forthcoming trial has little to do with Swindon Town, but is coming up fast and could only damage the club's reputation, regardless of the outcome.

5. All the premature talk of terminating his contract this week was totally incorrect, without him having a ''fair hearing''. SAM, hang your head in shame, you may well have cost Town the balance of Ranger's contract with your headlines all week. Perhaps that is why we had to keep him?

6. Several posters have recently suggested we open Stratton Bank to youngsters at a special discount, to increase attendance figures. To watch the model footballer Ranger play perhaps? What a stupid idea!!

7. Mr Power had gone up in a lot of people's opinions recently, including mine, but after playing Ranger today, Mr Power may clearly lack any sort of integrity? SHAME ON YOU MR POWER.
See you are back after your recent pasting... you can't even quote yourself correctly... your views have absolutely no credibility here ..so save your time, no one is interested in your jaundiced views and observations.
Cleuso, whilst not wishing to get into a slanging match with you, i wonder who made you spokesperson/moderat
or on here so as to speak for everyone else? sure disagree if YOU wish but no one person on here has the right to tell another Town fan if they should have the right to post an opinion whether we agree with it or not JB is as entitled to post what, if and when he likes.You don`t come across as a stupid person so why do you even respond to JB`s posts? why not just ignore him if he irriatates you that much, barring that when you see a post from him why not just scroll down past said post and then you will not feel inclined to make silly statements like"no one wants to read your views" ETC,

PS i have become embroiled in many a slanging match, disagreements and a couple of times nearly ended up meeting up and fighting with other posters where threats have been made on here over the years but, in the cold light of day i have to ask myself what good is getting stressed over things so trivial, none of us have to come on here but everyone has the right to.
[quote][p][bold]Cleuso[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]joey butler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: Well what a game and, firstly, well done to the referee. He left hard fair tackles unpunished, tried to play advantage, let the game flow and used his assistants when they were needed. First half was cagey with neither side really dominant but fortunately we created the best opening and took it. Second half was mainly one-way, caused IMO by sitting too deep, but the eventual winner was a classic smash and grab. Brilliant shimmy, off the ball run (Ranger) and finish. Nervy last 10 but a fantastic result. Players to pick out for me. Branco, dodgy with virtually his first touch but didn't look back after. His recovery to intercept the player put through at 1-0 was superb. Ranger, premier league player that took two of their players to mark and still held the ball up. Kasim, looked back to early season form and scored a superb goal. Nathan T looked to be getting back to early season form. Dani G worked hard upfront and at the back in an unfamiliar role. Wardy barely missed a header and Hall played well in an unfamiliar position (he did look a bit lost when getting forward) Little doubting the commitment today I feel we just need to take that away and we could acheive what I didn't expect. Well done Town. COYMR As surprised as many others I guess when I saw Ranger named today but could this be a turning point in his career, court case excepted. If so, fair play to Mark and Lee for your patience. Too early to judge but if he can get his head down with Town for the next 6-12 months he has the ability to get back to the top. I wonder how much of the change is down to the age of the other Town players and not being amongst the bifg 'I am's. Could be good for Town and good for him but, if guilty, Nile who.[/p][/quote]If the jury isn't convinced beyond reasonable doubt that he's guilty, he'll be free to continue being a professional footballer. But he's never behaved like one yet. Will he ever start?[/p][/quote]Den, I appreciate your comments last night, but each of us have views on here that vary between casual, much stronger and very entrenched at the top end of the scale. In the case of Ranger, my views are as follows; 1. WE should NOT have signed him the first place. BIG MISTAKE. 2. He does not turn up on time, if indeed at all for training. 3. He is not a team player, only a very selfish individual. 4. His forthcoming trial has little to do with Swindon Town, but is coming up fast and could only damage the club's reputation, regardless of the outcome. 5. All the premature talk of terminating his contract this week was totally incorrect, without him having a ''fair hearing''. SAM, hang your head in shame, you may well have cost Town the balance of Ranger's contract with your headlines all week. Perhaps that is why we had to keep him? 6. Several posters have recently suggested we open Stratton Bank to youngsters at a special discount, to increase attendance figures. To watch the model footballer Ranger play perhaps? What a stupid idea!! 7. Mr Power had gone up in a lot of people's opinions recently, including mine, but after playing Ranger today, Mr Power may clearly lack any sort of integrity? SHAME ON YOU MR POWER.[/p][/quote]See you are back after your recent pasting... you can't even quote yourself correctly... your views have absolutely no credibility here ..so save your time, no one is interested in your jaundiced views and observations.[/p][/quote]Cleuso, whilst not wishing to get into a slanging match with you, i wonder who made you spokesperson/moderat or on here so as to speak for everyone else? sure disagree if YOU wish but no one person on here has the right to tell another Town fan if they should have the right to post an opinion whether we agree with it or not JB is as entitled to post what, if and when he likes.You don`t come across as a stupid person so why do you even respond to JB`s posts? why not just ignore him if he irriatates you that much, barring that when you see a post from him why not just scroll down past said post and then you will not feel inclined to make silly statements like"no one wants to read your views" ETC, PS i have become embroiled in many a slanging match, disagreements and a couple of times nearly ended up meeting up and fighting with other posters where threats have been made on here over the years but, in the cold light of day i have to ask myself what good is getting stressed over things so trivial, none of us have to come on here but everyone has the right to. Steve. Brentford
  • Score: 1

12:44pm Sun 12 Jan 14

Wilesy says...

Great performance yesterday against a decent Posh team.

As Den says above the way Ranger does the right thing with the ball every time is a definite talent, he makes the game look very easy. Good point on never being offside as well. I'm also impressed with the way he never reacts to hard tackles, you would think with his off field persona he would get red cards galore but never bats an eyelid. Cooper didn't sound convinced at the apology and promises to behave....said he'd heard it before.

Kasim looked somewhere back to his best and a well taken goal. He said on interview he can make runs forward with Ranger playing as he knows he will get it back...

And Branco well what a performance from him following a good 2nd half at Bradford. Early days but looking forward to a run of games for him.
Great performance yesterday against a decent Posh team. As Den says above the way Ranger does the right thing with the ball every time is a definite talent, he makes the game look very easy. Good point on never being offside as well. I'm also impressed with the way he never reacts to hard tackles, you would think with his off field persona he would get red cards galore but never bats an eyelid. Cooper didn't sound convinced at the apology and promises to behave....said he'd heard it before. Kasim looked somewhere back to his best and a well taken goal. He said on interview he can make runs forward with Ranger playing as he knows he will get it back... And Branco well what a performance from him following a good 2nd half at Bradford. Early days but looking forward to a run of games for him. Wilesy
  • Score: 9

1:44pm Sun 12 Jan 14

Oi Den! says...

Steve. Brentford wrote:
Cleuso wrote:
joey butler wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Oxon-Red wrote:
Well what a game and, firstly, well done to the referee. He left hard fair tackles unpunished, tried to play advantage, let the game flow and used his assistants when they were needed.

First half was cagey with neither side really dominant but fortunately we created the best opening and took it. Second half was mainly one-way, caused IMO by sitting too deep, but the eventual winner was a classic smash and grab. Brilliant shimmy, off the ball run (Ranger) and finish. Nervy last 10 but a fantastic result.

Players to pick out for me.

Branco, dodgy with virtually his first touch but didn't look back after. His recovery to intercept the player put through at 1-0 was superb.
Ranger, premier league player that took two of their players to mark and still held the ball up.
Kasim, looked back to early season form and scored a superb goal.

Nathan T looked to be getting back to early season form. Dani G worked hard upfront and at the back in an unfamiliar role. Wardy barely missed a header and Hall played well in an unfamiliar position (he did look a bit lost when getting forward)

Little doubting the commitment today I feel we just need to take that away and we could acheive what I didn't expect.

Well done Town.

COYMR

As surprised as many others I guess when I saw Ranger named today but could this be a turning point in his career, court case excepted. If so, fair play to Mark and Lee for your patience. Too early to judge but if he can get his head down with Town for the next 6-12 months he has the ability to get back to the top. I wonder how much of the change is down to the age of the other Town players and not being amongst the bifg 'I am's. Could be good for Town and good for him but, if guilty, Nile who.
If the jury isn't convinced beyond reasonable doubt that he's guilty, he'll be free to continue being a professional footballer. But he's never behaved like one yet. Will he ever start?
Den,

I appreciate your comments last night, but each of us have views on here that vary between casual, much stronger and very entrenched at the top end of the scale.

In the case of Ranger, my views are as follows;

1. WE should NOT have signed him the first place. BIG MISTAKE.

2. He does not turn up on time, if indeed at all for training.

3. He is not a team player, only a very selfish individual.

4. His forthcoming trial has little to do with Swindon Town, but is coming up fast and could only damage the club's reputation, regardless of the outcome.

5. All the premature talk of terminating his contract this week was totally incorrect, without him having a ''fair hearing''. SAM, hang your head in shame, you may well have cost Town the balance of Ranger's contract with your headlines all week. Perhaps that is why we had to keep him?

6. Several posters have recently suggested we open Stratton Bank to youngsters at a special discount, to increase attendance figures. To watch the model footballer Ranger play perhaps? What a stupid idea!!

7. Mr Power had gone up in a lot of people's opinions recently, including mine, but after playing Ranger today, Mr Power may clearly lack any sort of integrity? SHAME ON YOU MR POWER.
See you are back after your recent pasting... you can't even quote yourself correctly... your views have absolutely no credibility here ..so save your time, no one is interested in your jaundiced views and observations.
Cleuso, whilst not wishing to get into a slanging match with you, i wonder who made you spokesperson/moderat

or on here so as to speak for everyone else? sure disagree if YOU wish but no one person on here has the right to tell another Town fan if they should have the right to post an opinion whether we agree with it or not JB is as entitled to post what, if and when he likes.You don`t come across as a stupid person so why do you even respond to JB`s posts? why not just ignore him if he irriatates you that much, barring that when you see a post from him why not just scroll down past said post and then you will not feel inclined to make silly statements like"no one wants to read your views" ETC,

PS i have become embroiled in many a slanging match, disagreements and a couple of times nearly ended up meeting up and fighting with other posters where threats have been made on here over the years but, in the cold light of day i have to ask myself what good is getting stressed over things so trivial, none of us have to come on here but everyone has the right to.
Very well said Steve. Sometimes we agree with each other, sometimes we don't. That's what makes this thing work so well. Like you, I defend JB's right to say what he wants (within reason of course).
[quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cleuso[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]joey butler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: Well what a game and, firstly, well done to the referee. He left hard fair tackles unpunished, tried to play advantage, let the game flow and used his assistants when they were needed. First half was cagey with neither side really dominant but fortunately we created the best opening and took it. Second half was mainly one-way, caused IMO by sitting too deep, but the eventual winner was a classic smash and grab. Brilliant shimmy, off the ball run (Ranger) and finish. Nervy last 10 but a fantastic result. Players to pick out for me. Branco, dodgy with virtually his first touch but didn't look back after. His recovery to intercept the player put through at 1-0 was superb. Ranger, premier league player that took two of their players to mark and still held the ball up. Kasim, looked back to early season form and scored a superb goal. Nathan T looked to be getting back to early season form. Dani G worked hard upfront and at the back in an unfamiliar role. Wardy barely missed a header and Hall played well in an unfamiliar position (he did look a bit lost when getting forward) Little doubting the commitment today I feel we just need to take that away and we could acheive what I didn't expect. Well done Town. COYMR As surprised as many others I guess when I saw Ranger named today but could this be a turning point in his career, court case excepted. If so, fair play to Mark and Lee for your patience. Too early to judge but if he can get his head down with Town for the next 6-12 months he has the ability to get back to the top. I wonder how much of the change is down to the age of the other Town players and not being amongst the bifg 'I am's. Could be good for Town and good for him but, if guilty, Nile who.[/p][/quote]If the jury isn't convinced beyond reasonable doubt that he's guilty, he'll be free to continue being a professional footballer. But he's never behaved like one yet. Will he ever start?[/p][/quote]Den, I appreciate your comments last night, but each of us have views on here that vary between casual, much stronger and very entrenched at the top end of the scale. In the case of Ranger, my views are as follows; 1. WE should NOT have signed him the first place. BIG MISTAKE. 2. He does not turn up on time, if indeed at all for training. 3. He is not a team player, only a very selfish individual. 4. His forthcoming trial has little to do with Swindon Town, but is coming up fast and could only damage the club's reputation, regardless of the outcome. 5. All the premature talk of terminating his contract this week was totally incorrect, without him having a ''fair hearing''. SAM, hang your head in shame, you may well have cost Town the balance of Ranger's contract with your headlines all week. Perhaps that is why we had to keep him? 6. Several posters have recently suggested we open Stratton Bank to youngsters at a special discount, to increase attendance figures. To watch the model footballer Ranger play perhaps? What a stupid idea!! 7. Mr Power had gone up in a lot of people's opinions recently, including mine, but after playing Ranger today, Mr Power may clearly lack any sort of integrity? SHAME ON YOU MR POWER.[/p][/quote]See you are back after your recent pasting... you can't even quote yourself correctly... your views have absolutely no credibility here ..so save your time, no one is interested in your jaundiced views and observations.[/p][/quote]Cleuso, whilst not wishing to get into a slanging match with you, i wonder who made you spokesperson/moderat or on here so as to speak for everyone else? sure disagree if YOU wish but no one person on here has the right to tell another Town fan if they should have the right to post an opinion whether we agree with it or not JB is as entitled to post what, if and when he likes.You don`t come across as a stupid person so why do you even respond to JB`s posts? why not just ignore him if he irriatates you that much, barring that when you see a post from him why not just scroll down past said post and then you will not feel inclined to make silly statements like"no one wants to read your views" ETC, PS i have become embroiled in many a slanging match, disagreements and a couple of times nearly ended up meeting up and fighting with other posters where threats have been made on here over the years but, in the cold light of day i have to ask myself what good is getting stressed over things so trivial, none of us have to come on here but everyone has the right to.[/p][/quote]Very well said Steve. Sometimes we agree with each other, sometimes we don't. That's what makes this thing work so well. Like you, I defend JB's right to say what he wants (within reason of course). Oi Den!
  • Score: 2

2:05pm Sun 12 Jan 14

Chish and Fips says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Steve. Brentford wrote:
Cleuso wrote:
joey butler wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Oxon-Red wrote:
Well what a game and, firstly, well done to the referee. He left hard fair tackles unpunished, tried to play advantage, let the game flow and used his assistants when they were needed.

First half was cagey with neither side really dominant but fortunately we created the best opening and took it. Second half was mainly one-way, caused IMO by sitting too deep, but the eventual winner was a classic smash and grab. Brilliant shimmy, off the ball run (Ranger) and finish. Nervy last 10 but a fantastic result.

Players to pick out for me.

Branco, dodgy with virtually his first touch but didn't look back after. His recovery to intercept the player put through at 1-0 was superb.
Ranger, premier league player that took two of their players to mark and still held the ball up.
Kasim, looked back to early season form and scored a superb goal.

Nathan T looked to be getting back to early season form. Dani G worked hard upfront and at the back in an unfamiliar role. Wardy barely missed a header and Hall played well in an unfamiliar position (he did look a bit lost when getting forward)

Little doubting the commitment today I feel we just need to take that away and we could acheive what I didn't expect.

Well done Town.

COYMR

As surprised as many others I guess when I saw Ranger named today but could this be a turning point in his career, court case excepted. If so, fair play to Mark and Lee for your patience. Too early to judge but if he can get his head down with Town for the next 6-12 months he has the ability to get back to the top. I wonder how much of the change is down to the age of the other Town players and not being amongst the bifg 'I am's. Could be good for Town and good for him but, if guilty, Nile who.
If the jury isn't convinced beyond reasonable doubt that he's guilty, he'll be free to continue being a professional footballer. But he's never behaved like one yet. Will he ever start?
Den,

I appreciate your comments last night, but each of us have views on here that vary between casual, much stronger and very entrenched at the top end of the scale.

In the case of Ranger, my views are as follows;

1. WE should NOT have signed him the first place. BIG MISTAKE.

2. He does not turn up on time, if indeed at all for training.

3. He is not a team player, only a very selfish individual.

4. His forthcoming trial has little to do with Swindon Town, but is coming up fast and could only damage the club's reputation, regardless of the outcome.

5. All the premature talk of terminating his contract this week was totally incorrect, without him having a ''fair hearing''. SAM, hang your head in shame, you may well have cost Town the balance of Ranger's contract with your headlines all week. Perhaps that is why we had to keep him?

6. Several posters have recently suggested we open Stratton Bank to youngsters at a special discount, to increase attendance figures. To watch the model footballer Ranger play perhaps? What a stupid idea!!

7. Mr Power had gone up in a lot of people's opinions recently, including mine, but after playing Ranger today, Mr Power may clearly lack any sort of integrity? SHAME ON YOU MR POWER.
See you are back after your recent pasting... you can't even quote yourself correctly... your views have absolutely no credibility here ..so save your time, no one is interested in your jaundiced views and observations.
Cleuso, whilst not wishing to get into a slanging match with you, i wonder who made you spokesperson/moderat


or on here so as to speak for everyone else? sure disagree if YOU wish but no one person on here has the right to tell another Town fan if they should have the right to post an opinion whether we agree with it or not JB is as entitled to post what, if and when he likes.You don`t come across as a stupid person so why do you even respond to JB`s posts? why not just ignore him if he irriatates you that much, barring that when you see a post from him why not just scroll down past said post and then you will not feel inclined to make silly statements like"no one wants to read your views" ETC,

PS i have become embroiled in many a slanging match, disagreements and a couple of times nearly ended up meeting up and fighting with other posters where threats have been made on here over the years but, in the cold light of day i have to ask myself what good is getting stressed over things so trivial, none of us have to come on here but everyone has the right to.
Very well said Steve. Sometimes we agree with each other, sometimes we don't. That's what makes this thing work so well. Like you, I defend JB's right to say what he wants (within reason of course).
Agreed Den and Steve - I would like to underline the 'within reason of course' as the personal abuse and accusations have IMO been the root cause of this problem, that seem nothing to do with STFC or football even.

JB does quite often add to the discussion, other times he totally destroys the thread.

I believe Clueso recently only stood his ground against JB's bluster and personal abuse.
I stupidly got dragged into it a while back - now like others I ignore the taunts if any come my direction again.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cleuso[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]joey butler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: Well what a game and, firstly, well done to the referee. He left hard fair tackles unpunished, tried to play advantage, let the game flow and used his assistants when they were needed. First half was cagey with neither side really dominant but fortunately we created the best opening and took it. Second half was mainly one-way, caused IMO by sitting too deep, but the eventual winner was a classic smash and grab. Brilliant shimmy, off the ball run (Ranger) and finish. Nervy last 10 but a fantastic result. Players to pick out for me. Branco, dodgy with virtually his first touch but didn't look back after. His recovery to intercept the player put through at 1-0 was superb. Ranger, premier league player that took two of their players to mark and still held the ball up. Kasim, looked back to early season form and scored a superb goal. Nathan T looked to be getting back to early season form. Dani G worked hard upfront and at the back in an unfamiliar role. Wardy barely missed a header and Hall played well in an unfamiliar position (he did look a bit lost when getting forward) Little doubting the commitment today I feel we just need to take that away and we could acheive what I didn't expect. Well done Town. COYMR As surprised as many others I guess when I saw Ranger named today but could this be a turning point in his career, court case excepted. If so, fair play to Mark and Lee for your patience. Too early to judge but if he can get his head down with Town for the next 6-12 months he has the ability to get back to the top. I wonder how much of the change is down to the age of the other Town players and not being amongst the bifg 'I am's. Could be good for Town and good for him but, if guilty, Nile who.[/p][/quote]If the jury isn't convinced beyond reasonable doubt that he's guilty, he'll be free to continue being a professional footballer. But he's never behaved like one yet. Will he ever start?[/p][/quote]Den, I appreciate your comments last night, but each of us have views on here that vary between casual, much stronger and very entrenched at the top end of the scale. In the case of Ranger, my views are as follows; 1. WE should NOT have signed him the first place. BIG MISTAKE. 2. He does not turn up on time, if indeed at all for training. 3. He is not a team player, only a very selfish individual. 4. His forthcoming trial has little to do with Swindon Town, but is coming up fast and could only damage the club's reputation, regardless of the outcome. 5. All the premature talk of terminating his contract this week was totally incorrect, without him having a ''fair hearing''. SAM, hang your head in shame, you may well have cost Town the balance of Ranger's contract with your headlines all week. Perhaps that is why we had to keep him? 6. Several posters have recently suggested we open Stratton Bank to youngsters at a special discount, to increase attendance figures. To watch the model footballer Ranger play perhaps? What a stupid idea!! 7. Mr Power had gone up in a lot of people's opinions recently, including mine, but after playing Ranger today, Mr Power may clearly lack any sort of integrity? SHAME ON YOU MR POWER.[/p][/quote]See you are back after your recent pasting... you can't even quote yourself correctly... your views have absolutely no credibility here ..so save your time, no one is interested in your jaundiced views and observations.[/p][/quote]Cleuso, whilst not wishing to get into a slanging match with you, i wonder who made you spokesperson/moderat or on here so as to speak for everyone else? sure disagree if YOU wish but no one person on here has the right to tell another Town fan if they should have the right to post an opinion whether we agree with it or not JB is as entitled to post what, if and when he likes.You don`t come across as a stupid person so why do you even respond to JB`s posts? why not just ignore him if he irriatates you that much, barring that when you see a post from him why not just scroll down past said post and then you will not feel inclined to make silly statements like"no one wants to read your views" ETC, PS i have become embroiled in many a slanging match, disagreements and a couple of times nearly ended up meeting up and fighting with other posters where threats have been made on here over the years but, in the cold light of day i have to ask myself what good is getting stressed over things so trivial, none of us have to come on here but everyone has the right to.[/p][/quote]Very well said Steve. Sometimes we agree with each other, sometimes we don't. That's what makes this thing work so well. Like you, I defend JB's right to say what he wants (within reason of course).[/p][/quote]Agreed Den and Steve - I would like to underline the 'within reason of course' as the personal abuse and accusations have IMO been the root cause of this problem, that seem nothing to do with STFC or football even. JB does quite often add to the discussion, other times he totally destroys the thread. I believe Clueso recently only stood his ground against JB's bluster and personal abuse. I stupidly got dragged into it a while back - now like others I ignore the taunts if any come my direction again. Chish and Fips
  • Score: 5

2:17pm Sun 12 Jan 14

the don69 says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Steve. Brentford wrote:
Cleuso wrote:
joey butler wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Oxon-Red wrote:
Well what a game and, firstly, well done to the referee. He left hard fair tackles unpunished, tried to play advantage, let the game flow and used his assistants when they were needed.

First half was cagey with neither side really dominant but fortunately we created the best opening and took it. Second half was mainly one-way, caused IMO by sitting too deep, but the eventual winner was a classic smash and grab. Brilliant shimmy, off the ball run (Ranger) and finish. Nervy last 10 but a fantastic result.

Players to pick out for me.

Branco, dodgy with virtually his first touch but didn't look back after. His recovery to intercept the player put through at 1-0 was superb.
Ranger, premier league player that took two of their players to mark and still held the ball up.
Kasim, looked back to early season form and scored a superb goal.

Nathan T looked to be getting back to early season form. Dani G worked hard upfront and at the back in an unfamiliar role. Wardy barely missed a header and Hall played well in an unfamiliar position (he did look a bit lost when getting forward)

Little doubting the commitment today I feel we just need to take that away and we could acheive what I didn't expect.

Well done Town.

COYMR

As surprised as many others I guess when I saw Ranger named today but could this be a turning point in his career, court case excepted. If so, fair play to Mark and Lee for your patience. Too early to judge but if he can get his head down with Town for the next 6-12 months he has the ability to get back to the top. I wonder how much of the change is down to the age of the other Town players and not being amongst the bifg 'I am's. Could be good for Town and good for him but, if guilty, Nile who.
If the jury isn't convinced beyond reasonable doubt that he's guilty, he'll be free to continue being a professional footballer. But he's never behaved like one yet. Will he ever start?
Den,

I appreciate your comments last night, but each of us have views on here that vary between casual, much stronger and very entrenched at the top end of the scale.

In the case of Ranger, my views are as follows;

1. WE should NOT have signed him the first place. BIG MISTAKE.

2. He does not turn up on time, if indeed at all for training.

3. He is not a team player, only a very selfish individual.

4. His forthcoming trial has little to do with Swindon Town, but is coming up fast and could only damage the club's reputation, regardless of the outcome.

5. All the premature talk of terminating his contract this week was totally incorrect, without him having a ''fair hearing''. SAM, hang your head in shame, you may well have cost Town the balance of Ranger's contract with your headlines all week. Perhaps that is why we had to keep him?

6. Several posters have recently suggested we open Stratton Bank to youngsters at a special discount, to increase attendance figures. To watch the model footballer Ranger play perhaps? What a stupid idea!!

7. Mr Power had gone up in a lot of people's opinions recently, including mine, but after playing Ranger today, Mr Power may clearly lack any sort of integrity? SHAME ON YOU MR POWER.
See you are back after your recent pasting... you can't even quote yourself correctly... your views have absolutely no credibility here ..so save your time, no one is interested in your jaundiced views and observations.
Cleuso, whilst not wishing to get into a slanging match with you, i wonder who made you spokesperson/moderat


or on here so as to speak for everyone else? sure disagree if YOU wish but no one person on here has the right to tell another Town fan if they should have the right to post an opinion whether we agree with it or not JB is as entitled to post what, if and when he likes.You don`t come across as a stupid person so why do you even respond to JB`s posts? why not just ignore him if he irriatates you that much, barring that when you see a post from him why not just scroll down past said post and then you will not feel inclined to make silly statements like"no one wants to read your views" ETC,

PS i have become embroiled in many a slanging match, disagreements and a couple of times nearly ended up meeting up and fighting with other posters where threats have been made on here over the years but, in the cold light of day i have to ask myself what good is getting stressed over things so trivial, none of us have to come on here but everyone has the right to.
Very well said Steve. Sometimes we agree with each other, sometimes we don't. That's what makes this thing work so well. Like you, I defend JB's right to say what he wants (within reason of course).
Hear,Hear chaps spot on! football is all about opinions,like ol Brian Clough used to say,all my players have opinions! I listen to what they've got to say,then they do it my way lol!!!!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cleuso[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]joey butler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: Well what a game and, firstly, well done to the referee. He left hard fair tackles unpunished, tried to play advantage, let the game flow and used his assistants when they were needed. First half was cagey with neither side really dominant but fortunately we created the best opening and took it. Second half was mainly one-way, caused IMO by sitting too deep, but the eventual winner was a classic smash and grab. Brilliant shimmy, off the ball run (Ranger) and finish. Nervy last 10 but a fantastic result. Players to pick out for me. Branco, dodgy with virtually his first touch but didn't look back after. His recovery to intercept the player put through at 1-0 was superb. Ranger, premier league player that took two of their players to mark and still held the ball up. Kasim, looked back to early season form and scored a superb goal. Nathan T looked to be getting back to early season form. Dani G worked hard upfront and at the back in an unfamiliar role. Wardy barely missed a header and Hall played well in an unfamiliar position (he did look a bit lost when getting forward) Little doubting the commitment today I feel we just need to take that away and we could acheive what I didn't expect. Well done Town. COYMR As surprised as many others I guess when I saw Ranger named today but could this be a turning point in his career, court case excepted. If so, fair play to Mark and Lee for your patience. Too early to judge but if he can get his head down with Town for the next 6-12 months he has the ability to get back to the top. I wonder how much of the change is down to the age of the other Town players and not being amongst the bifg 'I am's. Could be good for Town and good for him but, if guilty, Nile who.[/p][/quote]If the jury isn't convinced beyond reasonable doubt that he's guilty, he'll be free to continue being a professional footballer. But he's never behaved like one yet. Will he ever start?[/p][/quote]Den, I appreciate your comments last night, but each of us have views on here that vary between casual, much stronger and very entrenched at the top end of the scale. In the case of Ranger, my views are as follows; 1. WE should NOT have signed him the first place. BIG MISTAKE. 2. He does not turn up on time, if indeed at all for training. 3. He is not a team player, only a very selfish individual. 4. His forthcoming trial has little to do with Swindon Town, but is coming up fast and could only damage the club's reputation, regardless of the outcome. 5. All the premature talk of terminating his contract this week was totally incorrect, without him having a ''fair hearing''. SAM, hang your head in shame, you may well have cost Town the balance of Ranger's contract with your headlines all week. Perhaps that is why we had to keep him? 6. Several posters have recently suggested we open Stratton Bank to youngsters at a special discount, to increase attendance figures. To watch the model footballer Ranger play perhaps? What a stupid idea!! 7. Mr Power had gone up in a lot of people's opinions recently, including mine, but after playing Ranger today, Mr Power may clearly lack any sort of integrity? SHAME ON YOU MR POWER.[/p][/quote]See you are back after your recent pasting... you can't even quote yourself correctly... your views have absolutely no credibility here ..so save your time, no one is interested in your jaundiced views and observations.[/p][/quote]Cleuso, whilst not wishing to get into a slanging match with you, i wonder who made you spokesperson/moderat or on here so as to speak for everyone else? sure disagree if YOU wish but no one person on here has the right to tell another Town fan if they should have the right to post an opinion whether we agree with it or not JB is as entitled to post what, if and when he likes.You don`t come across as a stupid person so why do you even respond to JB`s posts? why not just ignore him if he irriatates you that much, barring that when you see a post from him why not just scroll down past said post and then you will not feel inclined to make silly statements like"no one wants to read your views" ETC, PS i have become embroiled in many a slanging match, disagreements and a couple of times nearly ended up meeting up and fighting with other posters where threats have been made on here over the years but, in the cold light of day i have to ask myself what good is getting stressed over things so trivial, none of us have to come on here but everyone has the right to.[/p][/quote]Very well said Steve. Sometimes we agree with each other, sometimes we don't. That's what makes this thing work so well. Like you, I defend JB's right to say what he wants (within reason of course).[/p][/quote]Hear,Hear chaps spot on! football is all about opinions,like ol Brian Clough used to say,all my players have opinions! I listen to what they've got to say,then they do it my way lol!!!!!!!!!!! the don69
  • Score: 2

3:10pm Sun 12 Jan 14

jayden says...

Jackson scored for Oxford city yesterday he had gone 4 games with out a goal and told he needed to work harder.
Jackson scored for Oxford city yesterday he had gone 4 games with out a goal and told he needed to work harder. jayden
  • Score: 2

3:59pm Sun 12 Jan 14

hertz says...

I Have a feeling Mr Power pulled a master strioke today and if it was Mr Cooper that decided to play Nile then I salute you but someow I very much doubt it I did say at Brenford we started to lose it as soon as they took Nile off , if you were there yesterday you saw they always have to mark him sometimes with 3 players , his touch and reading of the game he is definately by far the best target man in this league pLus when he puts his foot on the ball they just can't shift him . I just hope that at some point he realises what a talent he is , helps STFC this term then we try to help him move on again ( or stay if he wants to ) . Just want to add I think Pritchard is a bit off his game at the moment and Luango , just think what we could do to teams with them all firing . COYR
I Have a feeling Mr Power pulled a master strioke today and if it was Mr Cooper that decided to play Nile then I salute you but someow I very much doubt it I did say at Brenford we started to lose it as soon as they took Nile off , if you were there yesterday you saw they always have to mark him sometimes with 3 players , his touch and reading of the game he is definately by far the best target man in this league pLus when he puts his foot on the ball they just can't shift him . I just hope that at some point he realises what a talent he is , helps STFC this term then we try to help him move on again ( or stay if he wants to ) . Just want to add I think Pritchard is a bit off his game at the moment and Luango , just think what we could do to teams with them all firing . COYR hertz
  • Score: 1

4:13pm Sun 12 Jan 14

ciclosporindorset says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Steve. Brentford wrote:
Cleuso wrote:
joey butler wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Oxon-Red wrote:
Well what a game and, firstly, well done to the referee. He left hard fair tackles unpunished, tried to play advantage, let the game flow and used his assistants when they were needed.

First half was cagey with neither side really dominant but fortunately we created the best opening and took it. Second half was mainly one-way, caused IMO by sitting too deep, but the eventual winner was a classic smash and grab. Brilliant shimmy, off the ball run (Ranger) and finish. Nervy last 10 but a fantastic result.

Players to pick out for me.

Branco, dodgy with virtually his first touch but didn't look back after. His recovery to intercept the player put through at 1-0 was superb.
Ranger, premier league player that took two of their players to mark and still held the ball up.
Kasim, looked back to early season form and scored a superb goal.

Nathan T looked to be getting back to early season form. Dani G worked hard upfront and at the back in an unfamiliar role. Wardy barely missed a header and Hall played well in an unfamiliar position (he did look a bit lost when getting forward)

Little doubting the commitment today I feel we just need to take that away and we could acheive what I didn't expect.

Well done Town.

COYMR

As surprised as many others I guess when I saw Ranger named today but could this be a turning point in his career, court case excepted. If so, fair play to Mark and Lee for your patience. Too early to judge but if he can get his head down with Town for the next 6-12 months he has the ability to get back to the top. I wonder how much of the change is down to the age of the other Town players and not being amongst the bifg 'I am's. Could be good for Town and good for him but, if guilty, Nile who.
If the jury isn't convinced beyond reasonable doubt that he's guilty, he'll be free to continue being a professional footballer. But he's never behaved like one yet. Will he ever start?
Den,

I appreciate your comments last night, but each of us have views on here that vary between casual, much stronger and very entrenched at the top end of the scale.

In the case of Ranger, my views are as follows;

1. WE should NOT have signed him the first place. BIG MISTAKE.

2. He does not turn up on time, if indeed at all for training.

3. He is not a team player, only a very selfish individual.

4. His forthcoming trial has little to do with Swindon Town, but is coming up fast and could only damage the club's reputation, regardless of the outcome.

5. All the premature talk of terminating his contract this week was totally incorrect, without him having a ''fair hearing''. SAM, hang your head in shame, you may well have cost Town the balance of Ranger's contract with your headlines all week. Perhaps that is why we had to keep him?

6. Several posters have recently suggested we open Stratton Bank to youngsters at a special discount, to increase attendance figures. To watch the model footballer Ranger play perhaps? What a stupid idea!!

7. Mr Power had gone up in a lot of people's opinions recently, including mine, but after playing Ranger today, Mr Power may clearly lack any sort of integrity? SHAME ON YOU MR POWER.
See you are back after your recent pasting... you can't even quote yourself correctly... your views have absolutely no credibility here ..so save your time, no one is interested in your jaundiced views and observations.
Cleuso, whilst not wishing to get into a slanging match with you, i wonder who made you spokesperson/moderat


or on here so as to speak for everyone else? sure disagree if YOU wish but no one person on here has the right to tell another Town fan if they should have the right to post an opinion whether we agree with it or not JB is as entitled to post what, if and when he likes.You don`t come across as a stupid person so why do you even respond to JB`s posts? why not just ignore him if he irriatates you that much, barring that when you see a post from him why not just scroll down past said post and then you will not feel inclined to make silly statements like"no one wants to read your views" ETC,

PS i have become embroiled in many a slanging match, disagreements and a couple of times nearly ended up meeting up and fighting with other posters where threats have been made on here over the years but, in the cold light of day i have to ask myself what good is getting stressed over things so trivial, none of us have to come on here but everyone has the right to.
Very well said Steve. Sometimes we agree with each other, sometimes we don't. That's what makes this thing work so well. Like you, I defend JB's right to say what he wants (within reason of course).
Yes I agree and this extends to Cleuso as well. No point in having a board that picks out the outspoken majority. So Cleuso says what he wants, just like you all andI won't speak against him just because it's not in line. makes you wonder who the monitors are really. ohhh. Nobody!
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cleuso[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]joey butler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: Well what a game and, firstly, well done to the referee. He left hard fair tackles unpunished, tried to play advantage, let the game flow and used his assistants when they were needed. First half was cagey with neither side really dominant but fortunately we created the best opening and took it. Second half was mainly one-way, caused IMO by sitting too deep, but the eventual winner was a classic smash and grab. Brilliant shimmy, off the ball run (Ranger) and finish. Nervy last 10 but a fantastic result. Players to pick out for me. Branco, dodgy with virtually his first touch but didn't look back after. His recovery to intercept the player put through at 1-0 was superb. Ranger, premier league player that took two of their players to mark and still held the ball up. Kasim, looked back to early season form and scored a superb goal. Nathan T looked to be getting back to early season form. Dani G worked hard upfront and at the back in an unfamiliar role. Wardy barely missed a header and Hall played well in an unfamiliar position (he did look a bit lost when getting forward) Little doubting the commitment today I feel we just need to take that away and we could acheive what I didn't expect. Well done Town. COYMR As surprised as many others I guess when I saw Ranger named today but could this be a turning point in his career, court case excepted. If so, fair play to Mark and Lee for your patience. Too early to judge but if he can get his head down with Town for the next 6-12 months he has the ability to get back to the top. I wonder how much of the change is down to the age of the other Town players and not being amongst the bifg 'I am's. Could be good for Town and good for him but, if guilty, Nile who.[/p][/quote]If the jury isn't convinced beyond reasonable doubt that he's guilty, he'll be free to continue being a professional footballer. But he's never behaved like one yet. Will he ever start?[/p][/quote]Den, I appreciate your comments last night, but each of us have views on here that vary between casual, much stronger and very entrenched at the top end of the scale. In the case of Ranger, my views are as follows; 1. WE should NOT have signed him the first place. BIG MISTAKE. 2. He does not turn up on time, if indeed at all for training. 3. He is not a team player, only a very selfish individual. 4. His forthcoming trial has little to do with Swindon Town, but is coming up fast and could only damage the club's reputation, regardless of the outcome. 5. All the premature talk of terminating his contract this week was totally incorrect, without him having a ''fair hearing''. SAM, hang your head in shame, you may well have cost Town the balance of Ranger's contract with your headlines all week. Perhaps that is why we had to keep him? 6. Several posters have recently suggested we open Stratton Bank to youngsters at a special discount, to increase attendance figures. To watch the model footballer Ranger play perhaps? What a stupid idea!! 7. Mr Power had gone up in a lot of people's opinions recently, including mine, but after playing Ranger today, Mr Power may clearly lack any sort of integrity? SHAME ON YOU MR POWER.[/p][/quote]See you are back after your recent pasting... you can't even quote yourself correctly... your views have absolutely no credibility here ..so save your time, no one is interested in your jaundiced views and observations.[/p][/quote]Cleuso, whilst not wishing to get into a slanging match with you, i wonder who made you spokesperson/moderat or on here so as to speak for everyone else? sure disagree if YOU wish but no one person on here has the right to tell another Town fan if they should have the right to post an opinion whether we agree with it or not JB is as entitled to post what, if and when he likes.You don`t come across as a stupid person so why do you even respond to JB`s posts? why not just ignore him if he irriatates you that much, barring that when you see a post from him why not just scroll down past said post and then you will not feel inclined to make silly statements like"no one wants to read your views" ETC, PS i have become embroiled in many a slanging match, disagreements and a couple of times nearly ended up meeting up and fighting with other posters where threats have been made on here over the years but, in the cold light of day i have to ask myself what good is getting stressed over things so trivial, none of us have to come on here but everyone has the right to.[/p][/quote]Very well said Steve. Sometimes we agree with each other, sometimes we don't. That's what makes this thing work so well. Like you, I defend JB's right to say what he wants (within reason of course).[/p][/quote]Yes I agree and this extends to Cleuso as well. No point in having a board that picks out the outspoken majority. So Cleuso says what he wants, just like you all andI won't speak against him just because it's not in line. makes you wonder who the monitors are really. ohhh. Nobody! ciclosporindorset
  • Score: 0

5:35pm Sun 12 Jan 14

Di kanny oh says...

umpcah wrote:
bearwoodred wrote:
Great win today by the sounds of it and Posh despite their current run are always going to be tough. I had not seen the team news when Ranger's name came up as openind scorer. As I could not make it today would be interested from someone there if the other players celebrated with Ranger - always a tell take sign if he was on his own. At the Coventry game I was thinking the same things to watch the others if he scored but he never did.

Glad to have him playing but the club need to stick to an agreed way forward, he cannot carry on doing his own thing.
If I remember correctly Town players showed him their pleasure when he scored. Before the game I was told that several players together told Coops that they were happy for Nile to play today. Apparently Nile had apologised to them for his recent failures to train with them. Whether Nile really has seen the error of his ways remains to be seen !
The players mobbed Ranger when he scored and apparently the players as a group asked Lee Power to give Nile Ranger one more chance which he duly did and this came from Power himself on BBC Wilts. Certainly do not see any player issues what so ever with the big fella. At the end of the game Ranger went to all the Town players and Ward put his arm around him as they left the pitch. Power stated that they hushed all this up as they wanted to surprise Peterborough which they certainly did. The way Town set up with 3 at the back baffled the Posh and the fans but was probably done to thwart Nick Ajose's advice on how we would set up. The fact that Fods hardly made any saves is testimony to how we defended so well. Great to see a result ground out at last.
[quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bearwoodred[/bold] wrote: Great win today by the sounds of it and Posh despite their current run are always going to be tough. I had not seen the team news when Ranger's name came up as openind scorer. As I could not make it today would be interested from someone there if the other players celebrated with Ranger - always a tell take sign if he was on his own. At the Coventry game I was thinking the same things to watch the others if he scored but he never did. Glad to have him playing but the club need to stick to an agreed way forward, he cannot carry on doing his own thing.[/p][/quote]If I remember correctly Town players showed him their pleasure when he scored. Before the game I was told that several players together told Coops that they were happy for Nile to play today. Apparently Nile had apologised to them for his recent failures to train with them. Whether Nile really has seen the error of his ways remains to be seen ![/p][/quote]The players mobbed Ranger when he scored and apparently the players as a group asked Lee Power to give Nile Ranger one more chance which he duly did and this came from Power himself on BBC Wilts. Certainly do not see any player issues what so ever with the big fella. At the end of the game Ranger went to all the Town players and Ward put his arm around him as they left the pitch. Power stated that they hushed all this up as they wanted to surprise Peterborough which they certainly did. The way Town set up with 3 at the back baffled the Posh and the fans but was probably done to thwart Nick Ajose's advice on how we would set up. The fact that Fods hardly made any saves is testimony to how we defended so well. Great to see a result ground out at last. Di kanny oh
  • Score: 7

6:09pm Sun 12 Jan 14

candlestrobe says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Steve. Brentford wrote:
Cleuso wrote:
joey butler wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Oxon-Red wrote:
Well what a game and, firstly, well done to the referee. He left hard fair tackles unpunished, tried to play advantage, let the game flow and used his assistants when they were needed.

First half was cagey with neither side really dominant but fortunately we created the best opening and took it. Second half was mainly one-way, caused IMO by sitting too deep, but the eventual winner was a classic smash and grab. Brilliant shimmy, off the ball run (Ranger) and finish. Nervy last 10 but a fantastic result.

Players to pick out for me.

Branco, dodgy with virtually his first touch but didn't look back after. His recovery to intercept the player put through at 1-0 was superb.
Ranger, premier league player that took two of their players to mark and still held the ball up.
Kasim, looked back to early season form and scored a superb goal.

Nathan T looked to be getting back to early season form. Dani G worked hard upfront and at the back in an unfamiliar role. Wardy barely missed a header and Hall played well in an unfamiliar position (he did look a bit lost when getting forward)

Little doubting the commitment today I feel we just need to take that away and we could acheive what I didn't expect.

Well done Town.

COYMR

As surprised as many others I guess when I saw Ranger named today but could this be a turning point in his career, court case excepted. If so, fair play to Mark and Lee for your patience. Too early to judge but if he can get his head down with Town for the next 6-12 months he has the ability to get back to the top. I wonder how much of the change is down to the age of the other Town players and not being amongst the bifg 'I am's. Could be good for Town and good for him but, if guilty, Nile who.
If the jury isn't convinced beyond reasonable doubt that he's guilty, he'll be free to continue being a professional footballer. But he's never behaved like one yet. Will he ever start?
Den,

I appreciate your comments last night, but each of us have views on here that vary between casual, much stronger and very entrenched at the top end of the scale.

In the case of Ranger, my views are as follows;

1. WE should NOT have signed him the first place. BIG MISTAKE.

2. He does not turn up on time, if indeed at all for training.

3. He is not a team player, only a very selfish individual.

4. His forthcoming trial has little to do with Swindon Town, but is coming up fast and could only damage the club's reputation, regardless of the outcome.

5. All the premature talk of terminating his contract this week was totally incorrect, without him having a ''fair hearing''. SAM, hang your head in shame, you may well have cost Town the balance of Ranger's contract with your headlines all week. Perhaps that is why we had to keep him?

6. Several posters have recently suggested we open Stratton Bank to youngsters at a special discount, to increase attendance figures. To watch the model footballer Ranger play perhaps? What a stupid idea!!

7. Mr Power had gone up in a lot of people's opinions recently, including mine, but after playing Ranger today, Mr Power may clearly lack any sort of integrity? SHAME ON YOU MR POWER.
See you are back after your recent pasting... you can't even quote yourself correctly... your views have absolutely no credibility here ..so save your time, no one is interested in your jaundiced views and observations.
Cleuso, whilst not wishing to get into a slanging match with you, i wonder who made you spokesperson/moderat


or on here so as to speak for everyone else? sure disagree if YOU wish but no one person on here has the right to tell another Town fan if they should have the right to post an opinion whether we agree with it or not JB is as entitled to post what, if and when he likes.You don`t come across as a stupid person so why do you even respond to JB`s posts? why not just ignore him if he irriatates you that much, barring that when you see a post from him why not just scroll down past said post and then you will not feel inclined to make silly statements like"no one wants to read your views" ETC,

PS i have become embroiled in many a slanging match, disagreements and a couple of times nearly ended up meeting up and fighting with other posters where threats have been made on here over the years but, in the cold light of day i have to ask myself what good is getting stressed over things so trivial, none of us have to come on here but everyone has the right to.
Very well said Steve. Sometimes we agree with each other, sometimes we don't. That's what makes this thing work so well. Like you, I defend JB's right to say what he wants (within reason of course).
I just wish some people on here didn't go on so much and spoil the flow of the forum for others. Understandable that there some things that people feel they must say, disappointing that it takes so many words and ego-boosting to say them.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cleuso[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]joey butler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: Well what a game and, firstly, well done to the referee. He left hard fair tackles unpunished, tried to play advantage, let the game flow and used his assistants when they were needed. First half was cagey with neither side really dominant but fortunately we created the best opening and took it. Second half was mainly one-way, caused IMO by sitting too deep, but the eventual winner was a classic smash and grab. Brilliant shimmy, off the ball run (Ranger) and finish. Nervy last 10 but a fantastic result. Players to pick out for me. Branco, dodgy with virtually his first touch but didn't look back after. His recovery to intercept the player put through at 1-0 was superb. Ranger, premier league player that took two of their players to mark and still held the ball up. Kasim, looked back to early season form and scored a superb goal. Nathan T looked to be getting back to early season form. Dani G worked hard upfront and at the back in an unfamiliar role. Wardy barely missed a header and Hall played well in an unfamiliar position (he did look a bit lost when getting forward) Little doubting the commitment today I feel we just need to take that away and we could acheive what I didn't expect. Well done Town. COYMR As surprised as many others I guess when I saw Ranger named today but could this be a turning point in his career, court case excepted. If so, fair play to Mark and Lee for your patience. Too early to judge but if he can get his head down with Town for the next 6-12 months he has the ability to get back to the top. I wonder how much of the change is down to the age of the other Town players and not being amongst the bifg 'I am's. Could be good for Town and good for him but, if guilty, Nile who.[/p][/quote]If the jury isn't convinced beyond reasonable doubt that he's guilty, he'll be free to continue being a professional footballer. But he's never behaved like one yet. Will he ever start?[/p][/quote]Den, I appreciate your comments last night, but each of us have views on here that vary between casual, much stronger and very entrenched at the top end of the scale. In the case of Ranger, my views are as follows; 1. WE should NOT have signed him the first place. BIG MISTAKE. 2. He does not turn up on time, if indeed at all for training. 3. He is not a team player, only a very selfish individual. 4. His forthcoming trial has little to do with Swindon Town, but is coming up fast and could only damage the club's reputation, regardless of the outcome. 5. All the premature talk of terminating his contract this week was totally incorrect, without him having a ''fair hearing''. SAM, hang your head in shame, you may well have cost Town the balance of Ranger's contract with your headlines all week. Perhaps that is why we had to keep him? 6. Several posters have recently suggested we open Stratton Bank to youngsters at a special discount, to increase attendance figures. To watch the model footballer Ranger play perhaps? What a stupid idea!! 7. Mr Power had gone up in a lot of people's opinions recently, including mine, but after playing Ranger today, Mr Power may clearly lack any sort of integrity? SHAME ON YOU MR POWER.[/p][/quote]See you are back after your recent pasting... you can't even quote yourself correctly... your views have absolutely no credibility here ..so save your time, no one is interested in your jaundiced views and observations.[/p][/quote]Cleuso, whilst not wishing to get into a slanging match with you, i wonder who made you spokesperson/moderat or on here so as to speak for everyone else? sure disagree if YOU wish but no one person on here has the right to tell another Town fan if they should have the right to post an opinion whether we agree with it or not JB is as entitled to post what, if and when he likes.You don`t come across as a stupid person so why do you even respond to JB`s posts? why not just ignore him if he irriatates you that much, barring that when you see a post from him why not just scroll down past said post and then you will not feel inclined to make silly statements like"no one wants to read your views" ETC, PS i have become embroiled in many a slanging match, disagreements and a couple of times nearly ended up meeting up and fighting with other posters where threats have been made on here over the years but, in the cold light of day i have to ask myself what good is getting stressed over things so trivial, none of us have to come on here but everyone has the right to.[/p][/quote]Very well said Steve. Sometimes we agree with each other, sometimes we don't. That's what makes this thing work so well. Like you, I defend JB's right to say what he wants (within reason of course).[/p][/quote]I just wish some people on here didn't go on so much and spoil the flow of the forum for others. Understandable that there some things that people feel they must say, disappointing that it takes so many words and ego-boosting to say them. candlestrobe
  • Score: 0

6:10pm Sun 12 Jan 14

candlestrobe says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Steve. Brentford wrote:
Cleuso wrote:
joey butler wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Oxon-Red wrote:
Well what a game and, firstly, well done to the referee. He left hard fair tackles unpunished, tried to play advantage, let the game flow and used his assistants when they were needed.

First half was cagey with neither side really dominant but fortunately we created the best opening and took it. Second half was mainly one-way, caused IMO by sitting too deep, but the eventual winner was a classic smash and grab. Brilliant shimmy, off the ball run (Ranger) and finish. Nervy last 10 but a fantastic result.

Players to pick out for me.

Branco, dodgy with virtually his first touch but didn't look back after. His recovery to intercept the player put through at 1-0 was superb.
Ranger, premier league player that took two of their players to mark and still held the ball up.
Kasim, looked back to early season form and scored a superb goal.

Nathan T looked to be getting back to early season form. Dani G worked hard upfront and at the back in an unfamiliar role. Wardy barely missed a header and Hall played well in an unfamiliar position (he did look a bit lost when getting forward)

Little doubting the commitment today I feel we just need to take that away and we could acheive what I didn't expect.

Well done Town.

COYMR

As surprised as many others I guess when I saw Ranger named today but could this be a turning point in his career, court case excepted. If so, fair play to Mark and Lee for your patience. Too early to judge but if he can get his head down with Town for the next 6-12 months he has the ability to get back to the top. I wonder how much of the change is down to the age of the other Town players and not being amongst the bifg 'I am's. Could be good for Town and good for him but, if guilty, Nile who.
If the jury isn't convinced beyond reasonable doubt that he's guilty, he'll be free to continue being a professional footballer. But he's never behaved like one yet. Will he ever start?
Den,

I appreciate your comments last night, but each of us have views on here that vary between casual, much stronger and very entrenched at the top end of the scale.

In the case of Ranger, my views are as follows;

1. WE should NOT have signed him the first place. BIG MISTAKE.

2. He does not turn up on time, if indeed at all for training.

3. He is not a team player, only a very selfish individual.

4. His forthcoming trial has little to do with Swindon Town, but is coming up fast and could only damage the club's reputation, regardless of the outcome.

5. All the premature talk of terminating his contract this week was totally incorrect, without him having a ''fair hearing''. SAM, hang your head in shame, you may well have cost Town the balance of Ranger's contract with your headlines all week. Perhaps that is why we had to keep him?

6. Several posters have recently suggested we open Stratton Bank to youngsters at a special discount, to increase attendance figures. To watch the model footballer Ranger play perhaps? What a stupid idea!!

7. Mr Power had gone up in a lot of people's opinions recently, including mine, but after playing Ranger today, Mr Power may clearly lack any sort of integrity? SHAME ON YOU MR POWER.
See you are back after your recent pasting... you can't even quote yourself correctly... your views have absolutely no credibility here ..so save your time, no one is interested in your jaundiced views and observations.
Cleuso, whilst not wishing to get into a slanging match with you, i wonder who made you spokesperson/moderat


or on here so as to speak for everyone else? sure disagree if YOU wish but no one person on here has the right to tell another Town fan if they should have the right to post an opinion whether we agree with it or not JB is as entitled to post what, if and when he likes.You don`t come across as a stupid person so why do you even respond to JB`s posts? why not just ignore him if he irriatates you that much, barring that when you see a post from him why not just scroll down past said post and then you will not feel inclined to make silly statements like"no one wants to read your views" ETC,

PS i have become embroiled in many a slanging match, disagreements and a couple of times nearly ended up meeting up and fighting with other posters where threats have been made on here over the years but, in the cold light of day i have to ask myself what good is getting stressed over things so trivial, none of us have to come on here but everyone has the right to.
Very well said Steve. Sometimes we agree with each other, sometimes we don't. That's what makes this thing work so well. Like you, I defend JB's right to say what he wants (within reason of course).
I just wish some people on here didn't go on so much and spoil the flow of the forum for others. Understandable that there some things that people feel they must say, disappointing that it takes so many words and ego-boosting to say them.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cleuso[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]joey butler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: Well what a game and, firstly, well done to the referee. He left hard fair tackles unpunished, tried to play advantage, let the game flow and used his assistants when they were needed. First half was cagey with neither side really dominant but fortunately we created the best opening and took it. Second half was mainly one-way, caused IMO by sitting too deep, but the eventual winner was a classic smash and grab. Brilliant shimmy, off the ball run (Ranger) and finish. Nervy last 10 but a fantastic result. Players to pick out for me. Branco, dodgy with virtually his first touch but didn't look back after. His recovery to intercept the player put through at 1-0 was superb. Ranger, premier league player that took two of their players to mark and still held the ball up. Kasim, looked back to early season form and scored a superb goal. Nathan T looked to be getting back to early season form. Dani G worked hard upfront and at the back in an unfamiliar role. Wardy barely missed a header and Hall played well in an unfamiliar position (he did look a bit lost when getting forward) Little doubting the commitment today I feel we just need to take that away and we could acheive what I didn't expect. Well done Town. COYMR As surprised as many others I guess when I saw Ranger named today but could this be a turning point in his career, court case excepted. If so, fair play to Mark and Lee for your patience. Too early to judge but if he can get his head down with Town for the next 6-12 months he has the ability to get back to the top. I wonder how much of the change is down to the age of the other Town players and not being amongst the bifg 'I am's. Could be good for Town and good for him but, if guilty, Nile who.[/p][/quote]If the jury isn't convinced beyond reasonable doubt that he's guilty, he'll be free to continue being a professional footballer. But he's never behaved like one yet. Will he ever start?[/p][/quote]Den, I appreciate your comments last night, but each of us have views on here that vary between casual, much stronger and very entrenched at the top end of the scale. In the case of Ranger, my views are as follows; 1. WE should NOT have signed him the first place. BIG MISTAKE. 2. He does not turn up on time, if indeed at all for training. 3. He is not a team player, only a very selfish individual. 4. His forthcoming trial has little to do with Swindon Town, but is coming up fast and could only damage the club's reputation, regardless of the outcome. 5. All the premature talk of terminating his contract this week was totally incorrect, without him having a ''fair hearing''. SAM, hang your head in shame, you may well have cost Town the balance of Ranger's contract with your headlines all week. Perhaps that is why we had to keep him? 6. Several posters have recently suggested we open Stratton Bank to youngsters at a special discount, to increase attendance figures. To watch the model footballer Ranger play perhaps? What a stupid idea!! 7. Mr Power had gone up in a lot of people's opinions recently, including mine, but after playing Ranger today, Mr Power may clearly lack any sort of integrity? SHAME ON YOU MR POWER.[/p][/quote]See you are back after your recent pasting... you can't even quote yourself correctly... your views have absolutely no credibility here ..so save your time, no one is interested in your jaundiced views and observations.[/p][/quote]Cleuso, whilst not wishing to get into a slanging match with you, i wonder who made you spokesperson/moderat or on here so as to speak for everyone else? sure disagree if YOU wish but no one person on here has the right to tell another Town fan if they should have the right to post an opinion whether we agree with it or not JB is as entitled to post what, if and when he likes.You don`t come across as a stupid person so why do you even respond to JB`s posts? why not just ignore him if he irriatates you that much, barring that when you see a post from him why not just scroll down past said post and then you will not feel inclined to make silly statements like"no one wants to read your views" ETC, PS i have become embroiled in many a slanging match, disagreements and a couple of times nearly ended up meeting up and fighting with other posters where threats have been made on here over the years but, in the cold light of day i have to ask myself what good is getting stressed over things so trivial, none of us have to come on here but everyone has the right to.[/p][/quote]Very well said Steve. Sometimes we agree with each other, sometimes we don't. That's what makes this thing work so well. Like you, I defend JB's right to say what he wants (within reason of course).[/p][/quote]I just wish some people on here didn't go on so much and spoil the flow of the forum for others. Understandable that there some things that people feel they must say, disappointing that it takes so many words and ego-boosting to say them. candlestrobe
  • Score: -1

6:31pm Sun 12 Jan 14

Oxon-Red says...

candlestrobe wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Steve. Brentford wrote:
Cleuso wrote:
joey butler wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Oxon-Red wrote:
Well what a game and, firstly, well done to the referee. He left hard fair tackles unpunished, tried to play advantage, let the game flow and used his assistants when they were needed.

First half was cagey with neither side really dominant but fortunately we created the best opening and took it. Second half was mainly one-way, caused IMO by sitting too deep, but the eventual winner was a classic smash and grab. Brilliant shimmy, off the ball run (Ranger) and finish. Nervy last 10 but a fantastic result.

Players to pick out for me.

Branco, dodgy with virtually his first touch but didn't look back after. His recovery to intercept the player put through at 1-0 was superb.
Ranger, premier league player that took two of their players to mark and still held the ball up.
Kasim, looked back to early season form and scored a superb goal.

Nathan T looked to be getting back to early season form. Dani G worked hard upfront and at the back in an unfamiliar role. Wardy barely missed a header and Hall played well in an unfamiliar position (he did look a bit lost when getting forward)

Little doubting the commitment today I feel we just need to take that away and we could acheive what I didn't expect.

Well done Town.

COYMR

As surprised as many others I guess when I saw Ranger named today but could this be a turning point in his career, court case excepted. If so, fair play to Mark and Lee for your patience. Too early to judge but if he can get his head down with Town for the next 6-12 months he has the ability to get back to the top. I wonder how much of the change is down to the age of the other Town players and not being amongst the bifg 'I am's. Could be good for Town and good for him but, if guilty, Nile who.
If the jury isn't convinced beyond reasonable doubt that he's guilty, he'll be free to continue being a professional footballer. But he's never behaved like one yet. Will he ever start?
Den,

I appreciate your comments last night, but each of us have views on here that vary between casual, much stronger and very entrenched at the top end of the scale.

In the case of Ranger, my views are as follows;

1. WE should NOT have signed him the first place. BIG MISTAKE.

2. He does not turn up on time, if indeed at all for training.

3. He is not a team player, only a very selfish individual.

4. His forthcoming trial has little to do with Swindon Town, but is coming up fast and could only damage the club's reputation, regardless of the outcome.

5. All the premature talk of terminating his contract this week was totally incorrect, without him having a ''fair hearing''. SAM, hang your head in shame, you may well have cost Town the balance of Ranger's contract with your headlines all week. Perhaps that is why we had to keep him?

6. Several posters have recently suggested we open Stratton Bank to youngsters at a special discount, to increase attendance figures. To watch the model footballer Ranger play perhaps? What a stupid idea!!

7. Mr Power had gone up in a lot of people's opinions recently, including mine, but after playing Ranger today, Mr Power may clearly lack any sort of integrity? SHAME ON YOU MR POWER.
See you are back after your recent pasting... you can't even quote yourself correctly... your views have absolutely no credibility here ..so save your time, no one is interested in your jaundiced views and observations.
Cleuso, whilst not wishing to get into a slanging match with you, i wonder who made you spokesperson/moderat



or on here so as to speak for everyone else? sure disagree if YOU wish but no one person on here has the right to tell another Town fan if they should have the right to post an opinion whether we agree with it or not JB is as entitled to post what, if and when he likes.You don`t come across as a stupid person so why do you even respond to JB`s posts? why not just ignore him if he irriatates you that much, barring that when you see a post from him why not just scroll down past said post and then you will not feel inclined to make silly statements like"no one wants to read your views" ETC,

PS i have become embroiled in many a slanging match, disagreements and a couple of times nearly ended up meeting up and fighting with other posters where threats have been made on here over the years but, in the cold light of day i have to ask myself what good is getting stressed over things so trivial, none of us have to come on here but everyone has the right to.
Very well said Steve. Sometimes we agree with each other, sometimes we don't. That's what makes this thing work so well. Like you, I defend JB's right to say what he wants (within reason of course).
I just wish some people on here didn't go on so much and spoil the flow of the forum for others. Understandable that there some things that people feel they must say, disappointing that it takes so many words and ego-boosting to say them.
Yeah, don't say too much just say a little twice :-)

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]candlestrobe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cleuso[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]joey butler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: Well what a game and, firstly, well done to the referee. He left hard fair tackles unpunished, tried to play advantage, let the game flow and used his assistants when they were needed. First half was cagey with neither side really dominant but fortunately we created the best opening and took it. Second half was mainly one-way, caused IMO by sitting too deep, but the eventual winner was a classic smash and grab. Brilliant shimmy, off the ball run (Ranger) and finish. Nervy last 10 but a fantastic result. Players to pick out for me. Branco, dodgy with virtually his first touch but didn't look back after. His recovery to intercept the player put through at 1-0 was superb. Ranger, premier league player that took two of their players to mark and still held the ball up. Kasim, looked back to early season form and scored a superb goal. Nathan T looked to be getting back to early season form. Dani G worked hard upfront and at the back in an unfamiliar role. Wardy barely missed a header and Hall played well in an unfamiliar position (he did look a bit lost when getting forward) Little doubting the commitment today I feel we just need to take that away and we could acheive what I didn't expect. Well done Town. COYMR As surprised as many others I guess when I saw Ranger named today but could this be a turning point in his career, court case excepted. If so, fair play to Mark and Lee for your patience. Too early to judge but if he can get his head down with Town for the next 6-12 months he has the ability to get back to the top. I wonder how much of the change is down to the age of the other Town players and not being amongst the bifg 'I am's. Could be good for Town and good for him but, if guilty, Nile who.[/p][/quote]If the jury isn't convinced beyond reasonable doubt that he's guilty, he'll be free to continue being a professional footballer. But he's never behaved like one yet. Will he ever start?[/p][/quote]Den, I appreciate your comments last night, but each of us have views on here that vary between casual, much stronger and very entrenched at the top end of the scale. In the case of Ranger, my views are as follows; 1. WE should NOT have signed him the first place. BIG MISTAKE. 2. He does not turn up on time, if indeed at all for training. 3. He is not a team player, only a very selfish individual. 4. His forthcoming trial has little to do with Swindon Town, but is coming up fast and could only damage the club's reputation, regardless of the outcome. 5. All the premature talk of terminating his contract this week was totally incorrect, without him having a ''fair hearing''. SAM, hang your head in shame, you may well have cost Town the balance of Ranger's contract with your headlines all week. Perhaps that is why we had to keep him? 6. Several posters have recently suggested we open Stratton Bank to youngsters at a special discount, to increase attendance figures. To watch the model footballer Ranger play perhaps? What a stupid idea!! 7. Mr Power had gone up in a lot of people's opinions recently, including mine, but after playing Ranger today, Mr Power may clearly lack any sort of integrity? SHAME ON YOU MR POWER.[/p][/quote]See you are back after your recent pasting... you can't even quote yourself correctly... your views have absolutely no credibility here ..so save your time, no one is interested in your jaundiced views and observations.[/p][/quote]Cleuso, whilst not wishing to get into a slanging match with you, i wonder who made you spokesperson/moderat or on here so as to speak for everyone else? sure disagree if YOU wish but no one person on here has the right to tell another Town fan if they should have the right to post an opinion whether we agree with it or not JB is as entitled to post what, if and when he likes.You don`t come across as a stupid person so why do you even respond to JB`s posts? why not just ignore him if he irriatates you that much, barring that when you see a post from him why not just scroll down past said post and then you will not feel inclined to make silly statements like"no one wants to read your views" ETC, PS i have become embroiled in many a slanging match, disagreements and a couple of times nearly ended up meeting up and fighting with other posters where threats have been made on here over the years but, in the cold light of day i have to ask myself what good is getting stressed over things so trivial, none of us have to come on here but everyone has the right to.[/p][/quote]Very well said Steve. Sometimes we agree with each other, sometimes we don't. That's what makes this thing work so well. Like you, I defend JB's right to say what he wants (within reason of course).[/p][/quote]I just wish some people on here didn't go on so much and spoil the flow of the forum for others. Understandable that there some things that people feel they must say, disappointing that it takes so many words and ego-boosting to say them.[/p][/quote]Yeah, don't say too much just say a little twice :-) COYMR Oxon-Red
  • Score: 2

6:42pm Sun 12 Jan 14

Graham8181 says...

what a great afternoon, good to see Ranger back, good to beat Ferguson, good to see the tension in the 20 man pile up, good to see Branco, he looks class good good good is all I could think of. enjoyed watching the ball stay down in their corner as well for final 3 minutes. I was bricking it all the way through the game once we scored. this was a must win match.
HOW ANNOYING WAS THAT DRUMMER HAVING TO LISTEN TO HIM FOR 90 MINUTES. ANYONE CAN BANG MATE, IT'S NOT DIFFICULT. GOOD TO SEE YOU FINALLY SHUT YOUR RACKET UP WHEN WE WENT 2-0 UP. PLEASE DON'T COME AGAIN OTHERWISE I'LL BRING SOME NUROFEN WITH ME NEXT TIME FOR MY HEADACHE
what a great afternoon, good to see Ranger back, good to beat Ferguson, good to see the tension in the 20 man pile up, good to see Branco, he looks class good good good is all I could think of. enjoyed watching the ball stay down in their corner as well for final 3 minutes. I was bricking it all the way through the game once we scored. this was a must win match. HOW ANNOYING WAS THAT DRUMMER HAVING TO LISTEN TO HIM FOR 90 MINUTES. ANYONE CAN BANG MATE, IT'S NOT DIFFICULT. GOOD TO SEE YOU FINALLY SHUT YOUR RACKET UP WHEN WE WENT 2-0 UP. PLEASE DON'T COME AGAIN OTHERWISE I'LL BRING SOME NUROFEN WITH ME NEXT TIME FOR MY HEADACHE Graham8181
  • Score: 2

6:44pm Sun 12 Jan 14

Oi Den! says...

ciclo, the point you're missing is that Cleuso told a fellow supporter: "your views have absolutely no credibility here ..so save your time, no one is interested in your jaundiced views and observations". So it's OK for him to tell someone not to post on here and to claim he speaks for you, me and everyone else on here?
ciclo, the point you're missing is that Cleuso told a fellow supporter: "your views have absolutely no credibility here ..so save your time, no one is interested in your jaundiced views and observations". So it's OK for him to tell someone not to post on here and to claim he speaks for you, me and everyone else on here? Oi Den!
  • Score: -2

7:17pm Sun 12 Jan 14

The Jockster says...

Cleuso wrote:
joey butler wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Oxon-Red wrote:
Well what a game and, firstly, well done to the referee. He left hard fair tackles unpunished, tried to play advantage, let the game flow and used his assistants when they were needed.

First half was cagey with neither side really dominant but fortunately we created the best opening and took it. Second half was mainly one-way, caused IMO by sitting too deep, but the eventual winner was a classic smash and grab. Brilliant shimmy, off the ball run (Ranger) and finish. Nervy last 10 but a fantastic result.

Players to pick out for me.

Branco, dodgy with virtually his first touch but didn't look back after. His recovery to intercept the player put through at 1-0 was superb.
Ranger, premier league player that took two of their players to mark and still held the ball up.
Kasim, looked back to early season form and scored a superb goal.

Nathan T looked to be getting back to early season form. Dani G worked hard upfront and at the back in an unfamiliar role. Wardy barely missed a header and Hall played well in an unfamiliar position (he did look a bit lost when getting forward)

Little doubting the commitment today I feel we just need to take that away and we could acheive what I didn't expect.

Well done Town.

COYMR

As surprised as many others I guess when I saw Ranger named today but could this be a turning point in his career, court case excepted. If so, fair play to Mark and Lee for your patience. Too early to judge but if he can get his head down with Town for the next 6-12 months he has the ability to get back to the top. I wonder how much of the change is down to the age of the other Town players and not being amongst the bifg 'I am's. Could be good for Town and good for him but, if guilty, Nile who.
If the jury isn't convinced beyond reasonable doubt that he's guilty, he'll be free to continue being a professional footballer. But he's never behaved like one yet. Will he ever start?
Den,

I appreciate your comments last night, but each of us have views on here that vary between casual, much stronger and very entrenched at the top end of the scale.

In the case of Ranger, my views are as follows;

1. WE should NOT have signed him the first place. BIG MISTAKE.

2. He does not turn up on time, if indeed at all for training.

3. He is not a team player, only a very selfish individual.

4. His forthcoming trial has little to do with Swindon Town, but is coming up fast and could only damage the club's reputation, regardless of the outcome.

5. All the premature talk of terminating his contract this week was totally incorrect, without him having a ''fair hearing''. SAM, hang your head in shame, you may well have cost Town the balance of Ranger's contract with your headlines all week. Perhaps that is why we had to keep him?

6. Several posters have recently suggested we open Stratton Bank to youngsters at a special discount, to increase attendance figures. To watch the model footballer Ranger play perhaps? What a stupid idea!!

7. Mr Power had gone up in a lot of people's opinions recently, including mine, but after playing Ranger today, Mr Power may clearly lack any sort of integrity? SHAME ON YOU MR POWER.
See you are back after your recent pasting... you can't even quote yourself correctly... your views have absolutely no credibility here ..so save your time, no one is interested in your jaundiced views and observations.
Cleuso since when did you assume the position of forum controller moderator and all round spokesperson on behalf of all other posters. Like it or not it's an open forum - if you don't like don't read simples!
[quote][p][bold]Cleuso[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]joey butler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: Well what a game and, firstly, well done to the referee. He left hard fair tackles unpunished, tried to play advantage, let the game flow and used his assistants when they were needed. First half was cagey with neither side really dominant but fortunately we created the best opening and took it. Second half was mainly one-way, caused IMO by sitting too deep, but the eventual winner was a classic smash and grab. Brilliant shimmy, off the ball run (Ranger) and finish. Nervy last 10 but a fantastic result. Players to pick out for me. Branco, dodgy with virtually his first touch but didn't look back after. His recovery to intercept the player put through at 1-0 was superb. Ranger, premier league player that took two of their players to mark and still held the ball up. Kasim, looked back to early season form and scored a superb goal. Nathan T looked to be getting back to early season form. Dani G worked hard upfront and at the back in an unfamiliar role. Wardy barely missed a header and Hall played well in an unfamiliar position (he did look a bit lost when getting forward) Little doubting the commitment today I feel we just need to take that away and we could acheive what I didn't expect. Well done Town. COYMR As surprised as many others I guess when I saw Ranger named today but could this be a turning point in his career, court case excepted. If so, fair play to Mark and Lee for your patience. Too early to judge but if he can get his head down with Town for the next 6-12 months he has the ability to get back to the top. I wonder how much of the change is down to the age of the other Town players and not being amongst the bifg 'I am's. Could be good for Town and good for him but, if guilty, Nile who.[/p][/quote]If the jury isn't convinced beyond reasonable doubt that he's guilty, he'll be free to continue being a professional footballer. But he's never behaved like one yet. Will he ever start?[/p][/quote]Den, I appreciate your comments last night, but each of us have views on here that vary between casual, much stronger and very entrenched at the top end of the scale. In the case of Ranger, my views are as follows; 1. WE should NOT have signed him the first place. BIG MISTAKE. 2. He does not turn up on time, if indeed at all for training. 3. He is not a team player, only a very selfish individual. 4. His forthcoming trial has little to do with Swindon Town, but is coming up fast and could only damage the club's reputation, regardless of the outcome. 5. All the premature talk of terminating his contract this week was totally incorrect, without him having a ''fair hearing''. SAM, hang your head in shame, you may well have cost Town the balance of Ranger's contract with your headlines all week. Perhaps that is why we had to keep him? 6. Several posters have recently suggested we open Stratton Bank to youngsters at a special discount, to increase attendance figures. To watch the model footballer Ranger play perhaps? What a stupid idea!! 7. Mr Power had gone up in a lot of people's opinions recently, including mine, but after playing Ranger today, Mr Power may clearly lack any sort of integrity? SHAME ON YOU MR POWER.[/p][/quote]See you are back after your recent pasting... you can't even quote yourself correctly... your views have absolutely no credibility here ..so save your time, no one is interested in your jaundiced views and observations.[/p][/quote]Cleuso since when did you assume the position of forum controller moderator and all round spokesperson on behalf of all other posters. Like it or not it's an open forum - if you don't like don't read simples! The Jockster
  • Score: -4

7:40pm Sun 12 Jan 14

ciclosporindorset says...

Oi Den! wrote:
ciclo, the point you're missing is that Cleuso told a fellow supporter: "your views have absolutely no credibility here ..so save your time, no one is interested in your jaundiced views and observations". So it's OK for him to tell someone not to post on here and to claim he speaks for you, me and everyone else on here?
I realise the point you are making Den. I just feel there is an irony that when one person says whatever they want, and just because they are being overly presumptive, somebody else says its wrong to come on here and say those things, thereby creating a circular argument. It's all a bit of a game of snap, as in who can trump who. We are all in effect monitors or moderators of each other. I see Cleuso as being no better or worse but I guess there are enough here objecting their comment to suggest you are in the majority here!
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: ciclo, the point you're missing is that Cleuso told a fellow supporter: "your views have absolutely no credibility here ..so save your time, no one is interested in your jaundiced views and observations". So it's OK for him to tell someone not to post on here and to claim he speaks for you, me and everyone else on here?[/p][/quote]I realise the point you are making Den. I just feel there is an irony that when one person says whatever they want, and just because they are being overly presumptive, somebody else says its wrong to come on here and say those things, thereby creating a circular argument. It's all a bit of a game of snap, as in who can trump who. We are all in effect monitors or moderators of each other. I see Cleuso as being no better or worse but I guess there are enough here objecting their comment to suggest you are in the majority here! ciclosporindorset
  • Score: 2

7:59pm Sun 12 Jan 14

ciclosporindorset says...

Scouse Red wrote:
umpcah wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
umpcah wrote:
jayden wrote:
Well done to the team yesterday a good solid professional showing and with out going over the top we may ,just may have found a real good centre back who can bring the ball out and is all ways trying to get on to the set plays. Also he has pace and most important can defend . Yesterdays MOM by a Nile , I mean mile.
Someone refresh my memory please ! Where did Town get Branco from ? Nothing wrong with our scouting i.m.o.
He came from Whitehawk (Sussex) I believe and was previously with Brighton so it appears to be another LWilliams find.
Thanks Chish ! Great game yesterday wasn`t it ? Nice afternoon and good playing surface - attendance disappointing though ! Perhaps some people knew that a Posh fan was bringing his blasted drum !
all bloody game that drum went off on our side. Dunno what was more annoying, the drum or the 'commentary' by the lad behind me on every SINGLE moment!
Does anyone else remember how annoying those QPR drums were especially that year they won the league cup. I don't quite remember which year that was but Rodney Marsh was special that year.
[quote][p][bold]Scouse Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jayden[/bold] wrote: Well done to the team yesterday a good solid professional showing and with out going over the top we may ,just may have found a real good centre back who can bring the ball out and is all ways trying to get on to the set plays. Also he has pace and most important can defend . Yesterdays MOM by a Nile , I mean mile.[/p][/quote]Someone refresh my memory please ! Where did Town get Branco from ? Nothing wrong with our scouting i.m.o.[/p][/quote]He came from Whitehawk (Sussex) I believe and was previously with Brighton so it appears to be another LWilliams find.[/p][/quote]Thanks Chish ! Great game yesterday wasn`t it ? Nice afternoon and good playing surface - attendance disappointing though ! Perhaps some people knew that a Posh fan was bringing his blasted drum ![/p][/quote]all bloody game that drum went off on our side. Dunno what was more annoying, the drum or the 'commentary' by the lad behind me on every SINGLE moment![/p][/quote]Does anyone else remember how annoying those QPR drums were especially that year they won the league cup. I don't quite remember which year that was but Rodney Marsh was special that year. ciclosporindorset
  • Score: 0

8:21pm Sun 12 Jan 14

Graham8181 says...

the drum was a pain in the ****. I don't mind listening to a noise by a passionate supporter if it was something nice to listen to such a nice bit of music played on getto blaster lol but BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG at difference speeds is nothing but blasted annoying. would love to know who the sad loser was who thinks doing that is a good idea
the drum was a pain in the ****. I don't mind listening to a noise by a passionate supporter if it was something nice to listen to such a nice bit of music played on getto blaster lol but BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG at difference speeds is nothing but blasted annoying. would love to know who the sad loser was who thinks doing that is a good idea Graham8181
  • Score: 0

9:06pm Sun 12 Jan 14

Oi Den! says...

ciclosporindorset wrote:
Scouse Red wrote:
umpcah wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
umpcah wrote:
jayden wrote:
Well done to the team yesterday a good solid professional showing and with out going over the top we may ,just may have found a real good centre back who can bring the ball out and is all ways trying to get on to the set plays. Also he has pace and most important can defend . Yesterdays MOM by a Nile , I mean mile.
Someone refresh my memory please ! Where did Town get Branco from ? Nothing wrong with our scouting i.m.o.
He came from Whitehawk (Sussex) I believe and was previously with Brighton so it appears to be another LWilliams find.
Thanks Chish ! Great game yesterday wasn`t it ? Nice afternoon and good playing surface - attendance disappointing though ! Perhaps some people knew that a Posh fan was bringing his blasted drum !
all bloody game that drum went off on our side. Dunno what was more annoying, the drum or the 'commentary' by the lad behind me on every SINGLE moment!
Does anyone else remember how annoying those QPR drums were especially that year they won the league cup. I don't quite remember which year that was but Rodney Marsh was special that year.
Yes! 1967. I Remember they showed on TV a group their fans walking to Wembley - all the way from Shepherd's Bush I think - with a bloke at the front banging a big drum.
[quote][p][bold]ciclosporindorset[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Scouse Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jayden[/bold] wrote: Well done to the team yesterday a good solid professional showing and with out going over the top we may ,just may have found a real good centre back who can bring the ball out and is all ways trying to get on to the set plays. Also he has pace and most important can defend . Yesterdays MOM by a Nile , I mean mile.[/p][/quote]Someone refresh my memory please ! Where did Town get Branco from ? Nothing wrong with our scouting i.m.o.[/p][/quote]He came from Whitehawk (Sussex) I believe and was previously with Brighton so it appears to be another LWilliams find.[/p][/quote]Thanks Chish ! Great game yesterday wasn`t it ? Nice afternoon and good playing surface - attendance disappointing though ! Perhaps some people knew that a Posh fan was bringing his blasted drum ![/p][/quote]all bloody game that drum went off on our side. Dunno what was more annoying, the drum or the 'commentary' by the lad behind me on every SINGLE moment![/p][/quote]Does anyone else remember how annoying those QPR drums were especially that year they won the league cup. I don't quite remember which year that was but Rodney Marsh was special that year.[/p][/quote]Yes! 1967. I Remember they showed on TV a group their fans walking to Wembley - all the way from Shepherd's Bush I think - with a bloke at the front banging a big drum. Oi Den!
  • Score: 0

9:06pm Sun 12 Jan 14

joey butler says...

I would just like to thank Steve from Brentford, Den and The Jockster for their balanced views Sunday afternoon and evening, which I truly appreciate.
I would just like to thank Steve from Brentford, Den and The Jockster for their balanced views Sunday afternoon and evening, which I truly appreciate. joey butler
  • Score: -9

9:09pm Sun 12 Jan 14

jayden says...

What about the young girl who took part in the win a car comp at half time, she put the men to shame.
What about the young girl who took part in the win a car comp at half time, she put the men to shame. jayden
  • Score: 1

9:38pm Sun 12 Jan 14

joey butler says...

So where is the totally spineless Cleuso today????????????
So where is the totally spineless Cleuso today???????????? joey butler
  • Score: -12

10:27pm Sun 12 Jan 14

Di kanny oh says...

joey butler wrote:
So where is the totally spineless Cleuso today????????????
Blimey JB you just can't leave it can you and talking of spineless how about you then how many times have I asked to meet you face to face oh spineless one when you have chickened out every time. Ha Ha you can name call others yet what a hypocrite. Nothing but hot air and gutless.
[quote][p][bold]joey butler[/bold] wrote: So where is the totally spineless Cleuso today????????????[/p][/quote]Blimey JB you just can't leave it can you and talking of spineless how about you then how many times have I asked to meet you face to face oh spineless one when you have chickened out every time. Ha Ha you can name call others yet what a hypocrite. Nothing but hot air and gutless. Di kanny oh
  • Score: 14

11:09pm Sun 12 Jan 14

joey butler says...

Di kanny oh wrote:
joey butler wrote:
So where is the totally spineless Cleuso today????????????
Blimey JB you just can't leave it can you and talking of spineless how about you then how many times have I asked to meet you face to face oh spineless one when you have chickened out every time. Ha Ha you can name call others yet what a hypocrite. Nothing but hot air and gutless.
I actually offered to meet you TWICE over Christmas in Hereford DKO, but you did not turn up.

So DKO, or are you Cleuso, get stuffed!!!

It all fits now, you DKO are not only Wizard, but you are also the spineless Cleuso.

What a very, very sad little man you are Wizard, you plonker!!!
[quote][p][bold]Di kanny oh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]joey butler[/bold] wrote: So where is the totally spineless Cleuso today????????????[/p][/quote]Blimey JB you just can't leave it can you and talking of spineless how about you then how many times have I asked to meet you face to face oh spineless one when you have chickened out every time. Ha Ha you can name call others yet what a hypocrite. Nothing but hot air and gutless.[/p][/quote]I actually offered to meet you TWICE over Christmas in Hereford DKO, but you did not turn up. So DKO, or are you Cleuso, get stuffed!!! It all fits now, you DKO are not only Wizard, but you are also the spineless Cleuso. What a very, very sad little man you are Wizard, you plonker!!! joey butler
  • Score: -9

11:17pm Sun 12 Jan 14

Di kanny oh says...

joey butler wrote:
Di kanny oh wrote:
joey butler wrote:
So where is the totally spineless Cleuso today????????????
Blimey JB you just can't leave it can you and talking of spineless how about you then how many times have I asked to meet you face to face oh spineless one when you have chickened out every time. Ha Ha you can name call others yet what a hypocrite. Nothing but hot air and gutless.
I actually offered to meet you TWICE over Christmas in Hereford DKO, but you did not turn up.

So DKO, or are you Cleuso, get stuffed!!!

It all fits now, you DKO are not only Wizard, but you are also the spineless Cleuso.

What a very, very sad little man you are Wizard, you plonker!!!
Name the place Butler you chicken and I will show you exactly who I am Come on just one meeting Butley you spinless jellyfish. All talk and no action aren't you Joey, likes to dish out abuse but can not back it up hey NO GUTS BUTLER
[quote][p][bold]joey butler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Di kanny oh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]joey butler[/bold] wrote: So where is the totally spineless Cleuso today????????????[/p][/quote]Blimey JB you just can't leave it can you and talking of spineless how about you then how many times have I asked to meet you face to face oh spineless one when you have chickened out every time. Ha Ha you can name call others yet what a hypocrite. Nothing but hot air and gutless.[/p][/quote]I actually offered to meet you TWICE over Christmas in Hereford DKO, but you did not turn up. So DKO, or are you Cleuso, get stuffed!!! It all fits now, you DKO are not only Wizard, but you are also the spineless Cleuso. What a very, very sad little man you are Wizard, you plonker!!![/p][/quote]Name the place Butler you chicken and I will show you exactly who I am Come on just one meeting Butley you spinless jellyfish. All talk and no action aren't you Joey, likes to dish out abuse but can not back it up hey NO GUTS BUTLER Di kanny oh
  • Score: 11

11:28pm Sun 12 Jan 14

Di kanny oh says...

joey butler wrote:
Di kanny oh wrote:
joey butler wrote:
So where is the totally spineless Cleuso today????????????
Blimey JB you just can't leave it can you and talking of spineless how about you then how many times have I asked to meet you face to face oh spineless one when you have chickened out every time. Ha Ha you can name call others yet what a hypocrite. Nothing but hot air and gutless.
I actually offered to meet you TWICE over Christmas in Hereford DKO, but you did not turn up.

So DKO, or are you Cleuso, get stuffed!!!

It all fits now, you DKO are not only Wizard, but you are also the spineless Cleuso.

What a very, very sad little man you are Wizard, you plonker!!!
You lying jellyfish you would not have the guts to meet me Butler and I live in Swindon you retard but hey I am willing to come to Hereford if that's what it takes.
[quote][p][bold]joey butler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Di kanny oh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]joey butler[/bold] wrote: So where is the totally spineless Cleuso today????????????[/p][/quote]Blimey JB you just can't leave it can you and talking of spineless how about you then how many times have I asked to meet you face to face oh spineless one when you have chickened out every time. Ha Ha you can name call others yet what a hypocrite. Nothing but hot air and gutless.[/p][/quote]I actually offered to meet you TWICE over Christmas in Hereford DKO, but you did not turn up. So DKO, or are you Cleuso, get stuffed!!! It all fits now, you DKO are not only Wizard, but you are also the spineless Cleuso. What a very, very sad little man you are Wizard, you plonker!!![/p][/quote]You lying jellyfish you would not have the guts to meet me Butler and I live in Swindon you retard but hey I am willing to come to Hereford if that's what it takes. Di kanny oh
  • Score: 9

11:42pm Sun 12 Jan 14

joey butler says...

Di kanny oh wrote:
joey butler wrote:
Di kanny oh wrote:
joey butler wrote:
So where is the totally spineless Cleuso today????????????
Blimey JB you just can't leave it can you and talking of spineless how about you then how many times have I asked to meet you face to face oh spineless one when you have chickened out every time. Ha Ha you can name call others yet what a hypocrite. Nothing but hot air and gutless.
I actually offered to meet you TWICE over Christmas in Hereford DKO, but you did not turn up.

So DKO, or are you Cleuso, get stuffed!!!

It all fits now, you DKO are not only Wizard, but you are also the spineless Cleuso.

What a very, very sad little man you are Wizard, you plonker!!!
Name the place Butler you chicken and I will show you exactly who I am Come on just one meeting Butley you spinless jellyfish. All talk and no action aren't you Joey, likes to dish out abuse but can not back it up hey NO GUTS BUTLER
No problem WIZARD / DKO / CLEUSO

I will meet you on the corner of Blue School Street and Widemarsh Street in 20 minutes, as you claim to live in Hereford.

Will you be driving your mobility scooter Wizard, or shall I assume you are James Altea who was killed in an imaginary car crash??

''They don't like it up 'em, Captain Mainwaring''
[quote][p][bold]Di kanny oh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]joey butler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Di kanny oh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]joey butler[/bold] wrote: So where is the totally spineless Cleuso today????????????[/p][/quote]Blimey JB you just can't leave it can you and talking of spineless how about you then how many times have I asked to meet you face to face oh spineless one when you have chickened out every time. Ha Ha you can name call others yet what a hypocrite. Nothing but hot air and gutless.[/p][/quote]I actually offered to meet you TWICE over Christmas in Hereford DKO, but you did not turn up. So DKO, or are you Cleuso, get stuffed!!! It all fits now, you DKO are not only Wizard, but you are also the spineless Cleuso. What a very, very sad little man you are Wizard, you plonker!!![/p][/quote]Name the place Butler you chicken and I will show you exactly who I am Come on just one meeting Butley you spinless jellyfish. All talk and no action aren't you Joey, likes to dish out abuse but can not back it up hey NO GUTS BUTLER[/p][/quote]No problem WIZARD / DKO / CLEUSO I will meet you on the corner of Blue School Street and Widemarsh Street in 20 minutes, as you claim to live in Hereford. Will you be driving your mobility scooter Wizard, or shall I assume you are James Altea who was killed in an imaginary car crash?? ''They don't like it up 'em, Captain Mainwaring'' joey butler
  • Score: -14

12:19am Mon 13 Jan 14

Oxon-Red says...

joey butler wrote:
Di kanny oh wrote:
joey butler wrote:
Di kanny oh wrote:
joey butler wrote:
So where is the totally spineless Cleuso today????????????
Blimey JB you just can't leave it can you and talking of spineless how about you then how many times have I asked to meet you face to face oh spineless one when you have chickened out every time. Ha Ha you can name call others yet what a hypocrite. Nothing but hot air and gutless.
I actually offered to meet you TWICE over Christmas in Hereford DKO, but you did not turn up.

So DKO, or are you Cleuso, get stuffed!!!

It all fits now, you DKO are not only Wizard, but you are also the spineless Cleuso.

What a very, very sad little man you are Wizard, you plonker!!!
Name the place Butler you chicken and I will show you exactly who I am Come on just one meeting Butley you spinless jellyfish. All talk and no action aren't you Joey, likes to dish out abuse but can not back it up hey NO GUTS BUTLER
No problem WIZARD / DKO / CLEUSO

I will meet you on the corner of Blue School Street and Widemarsh Street in 20 minutes, as you claim to live in Hereford.

Will you be driving your mobility scooter Wizard, or shall I assume you are James Altea who was killed in an imaginary car crash??

''They don't like it up 'em, Captain Mainwaring''
Ding Ding, round one.

Very sad and boring :-(

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]joey butler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Di kanny oh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]joey butler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Di kanny oh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]joey butler[/bold] wrote: So where is the totally spineless Cleuso today????????????[/p][/quote]Blimey JB you just can't leave it can you and talking of spineless how about you then how many times have I asked to meet you face to face oh spineless one when you have chickened out every time. Ha Ha you can name call others yet what a hypocrite. Nothing but hot air and gutless.[/p][/quote]I actually offered to meet you TWICE over Christmas in Hereford DKO, but you did not turn up. So DKO, or are you Cleuso, get stuffed!!! It all fits now, you DKO are not only Wizard, but you are also the spineless Cleuso. What a very, very sad little man you are Wizard, you plonker!!![/p][/quote]Name the place Butler you chicken and I will show you exactly who I am Come on just one meeting Butley you spinless jellyfish. All talk and no action aren't you Joey, likes to dish out abuse but can not back it up hey NO GUTS BUTLER[/p][/quote]No problem WIZARD / DKO / CLEUSO I will meet you on the corner of Blue School Street and Widemarsh Street in 20 minutes, as you claim to live in Hereford. Will you be driving your mobility scooter Wizard, or shall I assume you are James Altea who was killed in an imaginary car crash?? ''They don't like it up 'em, Captain Mainwaring''[/p][/quote]Ding Ding, round one. Very sad and boring :-( COYMR Oxon-Red
  • Score: 5

12:37am Mon 13 Jan 14

Cleuso says...

joey butler wrote:
So where is the totally spineless Cleuso today????????????
Steve Brentford ........

I have no desire to use this forum for any thing more than a balanced debate on all things STFC.

However there are some that spend all their time denigrating all things STFC and some that hand out personal abuse those who stand up to them and their totally negative opinions.

I don't need to name them ..every one knows who they are..they can claim until they are blue in the face that they are Town fans. Do you really, really believe them ? Funny way to support the club you "follow"

If individuals were more balanced with their opinions there would be no real challenge, but those that try to intimidate others deserve to be challenged in my opinion.

I do not resort to name calling, others can do that but also I refuse to be beaten into submission by their bluster and rhetoric. Again everyone knows who glories in intimidation and also brags about previous "conquests" suggesting that it is habitual and seems to give them a sense of personal satisfacion.

Hope you understand my position a bit more now..... Of course I cannot, or claim to speak, for everyone but everyone should decide for themselves if they want to appreciate those who are realistic in their observations or those with jaundiced opinions. I know which camp I am in and whose opinions I can relate to and value on this forum.

Let's hope the forum has a constructive rather than destructive future.
[quote][p][bold]joey butler[/bold] wrote: So where is the totally spineless Cleuso today????????????[/p][/quote]Steve Brentford ........ I have no desire to use this forum for any thing more than a balanced debate on all things STFC. However there are some that spend all their time denigrating all things STFC and some that hand out personal abuse those who stand up to them and their totally negative opinions. I don't need to name them ..every one knows who they are..they can claim until they are blue in the face that they are Town fans. Do you really, really believe them ? Funny way to support the club you "follow" If individuals were more balanced with their opinions there would be no real challenge, but those that try to intimidate others deserve to be challenged in my opinion. I do not resort to name calling, others can do that but also I refuse to be beaten into submission by their bluster and rhetoric. Again everyone knows who glories in intimidation and also brags about previous "conquests" suggesting that it is habitual and seems to give them a sense of personal satisfacion. Hope you understand my position a bit more now..... Of course I cannot, or claim to speak, for everyone but everyone should decide for themselves if they want to appreciate those who are realistic in their observations or those with jaundiced opinions. I know which camp I am in and whose opinions I can relate to and value on this forum. Let's hope the forum has a constructive rather than destructive future. Cleuso
  • Score: 9

6:53am Mon 13 Jan 14

Chish and Fips says...

Cleuso wrote:
joey butler wrote:
So where is the totally spineless Cleuso today????????????
Steve Brentford ........

I have no desire to use this forum for any thing more than a balanced debate on all things STFC.

However there are some that spend all their time denigrating all things STFC and some that hand out personal abuse those who stand up to them and their totally negative opinions.

I don't need to name them ..every one knows who they are..they can claim until they are blue in the face that they are Town fans. Do you really, really believe them ? Funny way to support the club you "follow"

If individuals were more balanced with their opinions there would be no real challenge, but those that try to intimidate others deserve to be challenged in my opinion.

I do not resort to name calling, others can do that but also I refuse to be beaten into submission by their bluster and rhetoric. Again everyone knows who glories in intimidation and also brags about previous "conquests" suggesting that it is habitual and seems to give them a sense of personal satisfacion.

Hope you understand my position a bit more now..... Of course I cannot, or claim to speak, for everyone but everyone should decide for themselves if they want to appreciate those who are realistic in their observations or those with jaundiced opinions. I know which camp I am in and whose opinions I can relate to and value on this forum.

Let's hope the forum has a constructive rather than destructive future.
Well put Clueso, it does seem you have been the latest target of this individual for some reason. Whether the aim of this individual is to disrupt or destroy this forum I do not know.
I have been dragged into this before, and by this post it could be argued am again, but also I have personally been offended by the name calling and accusations by this person.
I offered a throwaway email address for this person to contact me away from this forum to actually find out what the problem is - not taken up.

My own very personal theory is this person may have a drink problem or has a screw loose, because I 've noticed not a lot makes sense after about 10.00 pm, even to the others who try and steer this person in the right direction.
[quote][p][bold]Cleuso[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]joey butler[/bold] wrote: So where is the totally spineless Cleuso today????????????[/p][/quote]Steve Brentford ........ I have no desire to use this forum for any thing more than a balanced debate on all things STFC. However there are some that spend all their time denigrating all things STFC and some that hand out personal abuse those who stand up to them and their totally negative opinions. I don't need to name them ..every one knows who they are..they can claim until they are blue in the face that they are Town fans. Do you really, really believe them ? Funny way to support the club you "follow" If individuals were more balanced with their opinions there would be no real challenge, but those that try to intimidate others deserve to be challenged in my opinion. I do not resort to name calling, others can do that but also I refuse to be beaten into submission by their bluster and rhetoric. Again everyone knows who glories in intimidation and also brags about previous "conquests" suggesting that it is habitual and seems to give them a sense of personal satisfacion. Hope you understand my position a bit more now..... Of course I cannot, or claim to speak, for everyone but everyone should decide for themselves if they want to appreciate those who are realistic in their observations or those with jaundiced opinions. I know which camp I am in and whose opinions I can relate to and value on this forum. Let's hope the forum has a constructive rather than destructive future.[/p][/quote]Well put Clueso, it does seem you have been the latest target of this individual for some reason. Whether the aim of this individual is to disrupt or destroy this forum I do not know. I have been dragged into this before, and by this post it could be argued am again, but also I have personally been offended by the name calling and accusations by this person. I offered a throwaway email address for this person to contact me away from this forum to actually find out what the problem is - not taken up. My own very personal theory is this person may have a drink problem or has a screw loose, because I 've noticed not a lot makes sense after about 10.00 pm, even to the others who try and steer this person in the right direction. Chish and Fips
  • Score: 4

2:20pm Mon 13 Jan 14

the wizard says...

Hello Chish, A neighbour told me this morning about this thread and JB's continued antics. Some time ago JB had a dialogue I think with Den, and said in not so many words he would get the board shut down to get rid of me, you and others who he claims were/are all one of the same person.

That is what you are up against, somebody with a desire to close down the board. I know of several good honest supporters from where I sat in the DR who had complained to The Adver many times about JB. Their mails and letters all went unanswered. Read into that what you will.

Very glad to see the team doing so well and totally applaud Saturdays performance, just a big shame things continue to get ruined here. Best of luck, you are going to need it dealing with Bantling Boy.

Right then, thats it. Gone.
Hello Chish, A neighbour told me this morning about this thread and JB's continued antics. Some time ago JB had a dialogue I think with Den, and said in not so many words he would get the board shut down to get rid of me, you and others who he claims were/are all one of the same person. That is what you are up against, somebody with a desire to close down the board. I know of several good honest supporters from where I sat in the DR who had complained to The Adver many times about JB. Their mails and letters all went unanswered. Read into that what you will. Very glad to see the team doing so well and totally applaud Saturdays performance, just a big shame things continue to get ruined here. Best of luck, you are going to need it dealing with Bantling Boy. Right then, thats it. Gone. the wizard
  • Score: 0

6:13pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Chish and Fips says...

the wizard wrote:
Hello Chish, A neighbour told me this morning about this thread and JB's continued antics. Some time ago JB had a dialogue I think with Den, and said in not so many words he would get the board shut down to get rid of me, you and others who he claims were/are all one of the same person.

That is what you are up against, somebody with a desire to close down the board. I know of several good honest supporters from where I sat in the DR who had complained to The Adver many times about JB. Their mails and letters all went unanswered. Read into that what you will.

Very glad to see the team doing so well and totally applaud Saturdays performance, just a big shame things continue to get ruined here. Best of luck, you are going to need it dealing with Bantling Boy.

Right then, thats it. Gone.
Hi Wiz - hope your recovery is going well.

I'm not sure what JB's problem is, but it certainly does seem to smell a bit of a wind up merchant on a mission of trying to destroy or spoil the credibility of this site.

Oh well it takes all sorts - I try and ignore his taunts, bluster and insults and treat them with the contempt they deserve.

We all have our thoughts, moans and groans etc.' but there is a civil way they can be put over without trying to purposely offend people.

Anyway Good Luck Wiz.
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: Hello Chish, A neighbour told me this morning about this thread and JB's continued antics. Some time ago JB had a dialogue I think with Den, and said in not so many words he would get the board shut down to get rid of me, you and others who he claims were/are all one of the same person. That is what you are up against, somebody with a desire to close down the board. I know of several good honest supporters from where I sat in the DR who had complained to The Adver many times about JB. Their mails and letters all went unanswered. Read into that what you will. Very glad to see the team doing so well and totally applaud Saturdays performance, just a big shame things continue to get ruined here. Best of luck, you are going to need it dealing with Bantling Boy. Right then, thats it. Gone.[/p][/quote]Hi Wiz - hope your recovery is going well. I'm not sure what JB's problem is, but it certainly does seem to smell a bit of a wind up merchant on a mission of trying to destroy or spoil the credibility of this site. Oh well it takes all sorts - I try and ignore his taunts, bluster and insults and treat them with the contempt they deserve. We all have our thoughts, moans and groans etc.' but there is a civil way they can be put over without trying to purposely offend people. Anyway Good Luck Wiz. Chish and Fips
  • Score: 0

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