MATCHDAY LIVE: Oldham Athletic v Swindon Town

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  • FULL-TIME: Oldham Atheltic 0 Swindon Town 2 (De Vita 27, 30)
  • Two Raffa De Vita goals give Town the win from a very scrappy game

5:35pm

That's it from us for today, ladies and gents. A solid if unspectacular win during which Swindon never looked troubled.

Paolo Di Canio was a very happy man at full time and why not, his side had just completely outplayed Oldham to move into seventh place in League One.

Tranmere visit the County Ground on Friday night, and we'll be back with you for that one, until then goodnight.

5:32pm

Winger Raffa De Vita gave Townt he lead, and is hoping to claim the second one too after it took a deflection.

Swindon Advertiser: Raffa De Vita, right

RAFFA DE VITA

“It was great ball from Matty (Ritchie) and I was the first to react and score a goal, the second was a deflection, so if I can claim it I will.

“I think I had six goals at this point last year, but I went to sleep last year so I hope that doesn’t happen again.

“In the first ten minutes we were shaky, and I thought I might be taken off, but we settled down and I think we were better than them.

“Sometimes it can help playing on the side he is because he can talk you through the game, but other times he can call you games.

“The concentration today was good today and they didn’t have many shots.”

 

5:19pm

5:19pm

Town manager Paolo Di Canio is currently speaking to the media after earning three points this afternoon.

Swindon Advertiser: Town boss Paolo Di Canio

PAOLO DI CANIO

“In the last three games we deserved much more and today we get what we expect, and we gave our best.

“I am happy because Danny Hollands and Chris Martin started today and learnt what it means to play under me.

“We took our chances but had four clear ones we didn’t take, we have dominated more clearly than today and only took one point, but it happened perfectly today.

“It is obvious I told my player that I hope you try and save your energy for Tranmere, and just keep the ball and keep something for the next game. I discovered another part of my players and we won very well.

“We took only one point from our games but today was a strange atmosphere because there was no big atmosphere, and we set the tempo.

“Once again we are not going to lose in terms of performance and desire because how can you underestimate Tranmere?

“We dominated and we have to keep going, and not like in the past miss the chance to take off. The fact we play Tranmere makes me happy, but if it was Hartlepool it makes me worry.
“Nobody can relax because we have a chance.

“It was a long trip and a lot of money, and after not being completely close to the play-offs it is difficult, but 300 people is a big number to come with us near to Christmas.

“The fans can travel back very happy with the goals and the performance which is professional, I said thanks so much because they are our strength.

“Since Jeremy left something changed, but if I stay I stay for my players and the fans because I promise something and I don’t give up until I go through my plan.

“Thanks so much because their support is important, thanks for 8,000 at the County Ground, but thanks for the 300.”

5:01pm

LEAGUE ONE FULL-TIMES

Bournemouth 1 - 0 Colchester
Crewe 1 Bury 0
Doncaster 1 Coventry 4
Leyton Orient 1 Scunthorpe 3
MK Dons 1 Hartlepool 0
Notts County 1 Brentford 2
Oldham 0 Swindon 2
Portsmouth 0 Preston 0
Sheff Utd 0 Tranmere 0
Shrewsbury 2 Carlisle 1
Stevenage 1 Crawley 2
Walsall 2 Yeovil 2

 

4:56pm

FULL-TIME Oldham Athletic 0 Swindon Town 2

4:55pm

90+5 minutes: Ritchie whips in a free-kick which is well punched clear by stand-in keeper Simpson, moments later Ritchie fires over.

4:54pm

90+4 minutes: Matt Smith shoots tamely at Foderingham.

4:50pm

90 minutes: Ritchie and Miller both have efforts blocked, before Roberts fires over. Still not tested Simpson. Seven minutes of added time, which at the moment is painful to watch.

4:46pm

Town haven't managed to test striker/keeper Simpson yet.

4:46pm

Town haven't managed to test striker/keeper Simpson yet.

4:44pm

SUBSTITUTION: Tommy Miller replaces Simon Ferry. (82)

4:40pm

NON-LEAGUE UPDATE: Swindon Supermarine 2 Bishops Cleeve 0

 

4:38pm

A few long range shots coming then?

4:38pm

76 minutes: Ritchie sends a decent through ball in for Williams, who collides with Oldham keeper Cisak with both players needing treatment. Oldham have used all three subs, so striker Robbie Simpson is going in goal.

4:34pm

SUBSTITUTION: Chris Martin is booked for a late shoulder barge on Jonathan Grounds, and that is his last act as he is replaced by James Collins (73)

4:29pm

SUBSTITUTION: Cristian Montano is replaced by Robbie Simpson for Oldham.

4:29pm

68 minutes: Derbshire shoots from inside his own half for no reason at all, and his effort doesn’t leave the floor and goes 20 yards wide.

4:27pm

SUBSTITUTION: Gary Roberts replaces Raffa De Vita (67)

4:24pm

Attendance: 3,345 (287 Town fans)

4:22pm

61 minutes: Lee Croft lays the ball back to Brown, and he is shot isn’t even close. Oldham really not creating anything.

4:20pm

59 minutes: Martins fires high and wide, and that looks as though it might be his last involvement this afternoon, as James Collins is told to step-up his warm-up.

4:14pm

The fourth official takes over, and we are back underway again.

4:12pm

Looks like we are having a change of assistant referee after Mr Plane pulla up. I think PDC might have just reminded him how important it is to stretch.

4:12pm

51 minutes: Another effort straight at Foderingham, this time from Jose Baxter.

4:09pm

48 minutes: A big cheer erupts from the home support as they have their first shot of the afternoon, but Derbyshire’s effort trickles into Foderingham’s arms.

4:03pm

Underway again at the start of the second period.

4:02pm

Here come the teams for the second half, looks like both sides are unchanged.

3:56pm

Swindon will move up to seventh if results stay as they are in League One this afternoon.

3:55pm

YOUR SAY

3:54pm

YOUR SAY

3:51pm Sat 15 Dec 12

sagadude says

That's better.

I knew my reverse psychology would work. Now stop tinkering PDC and keep going with what you have today.

3:52pm

YOUR SAY

2:56pm Sat 15 Dec 12

DarrenSTFCRomain says

Sorry did not no Storey was injured..How bad is it?

We don't think it's anything serious.

3:51pm

NON-LEAGUE HALF-TIMES

Chippenham Town 1 St Neots 0

Swindon Supermarine 1 Bishops Cleeve 0

Wootton Bassett Town 2 North Leigh Reserves 2

3:50pm

LEAGUE ONE HALF-TIMES

Bournemouth 1 Colchester 0; Crewe 0 Bury 0; Doncaster 0 Coventry 2; Leyton Orient 0 Scunthorpe 0; MK Dons 1 Hartlepool 0; Notts County 1 Brentford 1; Oldham 0 Swindon 2; Portsmouth 0 Preston 0; Sheffield Utd 0 Tranmere 0; Shrewsbury 1 Carlisle 1; Stevenage 0 Crawley 0; Walsall 1 Yeovil 0

3:48pm

HALF-TIME: Oldham Athletic 0 Swindon Town 2

A very poor first half in truth, but Town eventually got going and are well on top of an Oldham side very short of ideas. Could easily be four or five up by now without ever hitting top gear themselves.

3:47pm

45 minutes: Alan McCormack cuts in off the left flank, and drives one miles wide. One minute added time is up, and that's it for the first half.

3:45pm

40 minutes: The ball is worked back into the box after a Town corner, and Martin latches onto the ball and sees his shot deflected behind by Connor Brown. From the corner which follows, Devera sends a diving header over.

3:38pm

35 minutes: Chris Martin appeals for a penalty after Furman appears to drag him down, but nothing doing.

3:35pm

3:34pm Sat 15 Dec 12

DarrenSTFCRomain says

HA HA 2.0 Im in heaven

RDV-RDV-RDV-RDV ..

COME ON YOU REDS

3:34pm

30 minutes GOAL 2-0 TOWN (De Vita 30) Nathan Thompson whips a ball in, and after Martin lets it go, De Vita’s effort finds the net thanks to a deflection. It has not been pretty, but Town are well in control.

3:33pm

29 minutes: Oldham look to respond, and Derbyshire gets free down the right and drills in a great cross which Wes Foderingham superbly claims.

3:30pm

27 minutes GOAL 1-0 TOWN: It really hasn’t been pretty at all, but Ritchie whips in a good cross which De Vita just about wins in the air, and the Italian latches onto his own knockdown to fire past Cisak.

3:27pm

This game really hasn't woken up yet, not pretty at all.

3:24pm

20 minutes: Ritchie has a shot from a free-kick which deflects off Dean Furman, but the following corner comes to nothing.

3:21pm

17 minutes: Nathan Thompson gets free down the right and pulls it back to Ritchie, who guides it straight at Cisak. Not sure if it was a cross or a shot.

3:18pm

14 minutes: Big chance for Town as Raffa De Vita wriggles free and crosses, but Ritchie can only turn it over the bar from three yards out. He was under a lot of pressure, though.

3:14pm

10 minutes: Andy Williams has the  first effort on goal of the afternoon, after cutting inside Reece Wabara and shooting straight at Alex Cisak.

3:09pm

Five minutes: Town have their first attack of a very uneventful game as Ritchie picks up on a loose ball, but after he drives into the home half his cross has too much for Chris Martin.

3:04pm

Very very quiet here this afternoon, and the ball has spent very little time on the floor.

3:01pm

We are underway here at Boundary Park

2:54pm

The Swindon Town under 18s beat AFC Bournemouth 3-2 earlier today, with Connor Waldon netting twice and Liam Walsh scoring the other.

Manager Paul Bodin said: "It was an excellent performance from back to front.

"Connor Waldon and Mark Francis were tireless with their running and created good opportunities."

2:52pm

YOUR SAY

2:49pm Sat 15 Dec 12

DarrenSTFCRomain says

Bostock ONLY SUB ???? and no Storey..
paolo please DONT take off the best player again 2day life you did last game..

Storey did not travel with the squad after picking up a knee injury in training.

2:51pm

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Updates will appear on the Adver website but will be on delay.

Stick with us after the game for all the very best reaction to the evening's events.

2:50pm

Tommy Miller returns to the Swindon squad this afternoon for the first time since the end of October.

Manager Paolo Di Canio is delighted to have him back.

“It will take a few more days for Alan and for Tommy. Since the first day Tommy came back he’s been saying ‘I’m fit, I’m fit, gaffer’ and maybe he has started skipping to his position," he said.

“That made me laugh and smile because his positive enthusiasm is contageous to the others. It’s obvious that we have to be honest, we have to know it will take a few games and then gradually they will get back.

“Obviously I am more happy now than three weeks ago or four weeks ago.

“It’s clear that we played with Notts County and Doncaster two of the best games that we have played without him in terms of football expression but that doesn’t mean that we haven’t missed him.

Swindon Advertiser: Tommy Miller

TOMMY MILLER

“Before he got the injury there was only one game where he didn’t play, in my opinion, at his level for half an hour. Otherwise he was always one of the best on the field, like the last six games with McEveley.

“Tommy Miller for all season was a positive influence for the others with his quality, intelligence and tempo that he played at.

“It makes a difference, we have to be honest, but the others have done very well. Bostock for three or four games has done very well.

“In general, yes, we have missed him. He’s a player that will give the calmness to the others, he doesn’t go blurry easy in the way he speaks and the way he acts. The others feel more confident next to him."

2:44pm

The referee this afternoon is Carl Boyeson

2:44pm

IN THE HOME DUGOUT – Paul Dickov

Swindon Advertiser:

Scottish striker Dickov and Town boss Paolo Di Canio went head to head as players, and will renew hostilities on the touchline this afternoon. Both players had a reputation for a fiery temperament, and that has translated into their managerial careers.

Dickov joined the youth ranks of Arsenal in 1989, before being promoted to the first team in 1990. Under George Graham chances were limited for Dickov as he struggled to break into the Arsenal team who were rich in talent with players such as Ian Wright. He helped the club win the UEFA Cup Winners Cup in 1994, and before hand he had been a member of Arsenal's squad whilst it had been a founder of the Premier League. Whilst at Highbury he spent several loan spells at both Luton Town and Brighton & Hove Albion. He left Arsenal in 1996 having made 26 appearances in all competitions, scoring 7 goals.

Swindon Advertiser:
Dickov joined Manchester City in a period of turmoil; and in his first season at Maine Road he played under five different managers (three full-time appointments and two caretakers). He was in and out of the team under his various bosses, but the following season he went on top scorer with nine goals, but the club were relegated to the third tier of English football for the first time in their history after finishing in 22nd place.

The Scot played a vital role in getting City back into Division One with 16 goals alongside Shaun Goater, the last of which was an injury time equaliser in the Division Two play-off final against Gillingham, which allowed the Citizens to go on and win on penalties.

Swindon Advertiser:

Despite missing much of the following season through injury, Dickov scored another vital goal as he struck on the final day of the season as City clinched promotion back to the Premiership with a goal in their 4-1 victory over Blackburn on the final day.

It looked as if he was going to lose his place in the side after the signings of George Weah and Paulo Wanchope following their return to the top flight, but he kept his place and won his first Scotland call-up before going on to win 10 caps.

Swindon Advertiser:

After another relegation Dickov was transferred to Leicester, and his 20 goals saw the Foxes promoted to the Premier League before being relegated again in their first season. That brought a move to Blackburn, but he never really figured and he returned to Manchester City.

Injuries disrupted his second spell at City, this time at the City of Manchester Stadium, and he was loaned to Crystal Palace and Blackpool, before a return to Leicester. He scored two goals in 20 games as the Foxes won the League One title, but was loaned to Derby where his dogged style made him a hit with the club’s fans.

After a brief spell with Leeds he joined Oldham as player-manager, and proceeded to build a young side which finished in the bottom half in 2010-11.They finished 16th last season, and currently sit 16th.

2:39pm

Here are Paolo Di Canio's thoughts on Oldham manager Paul Dickov, who he played against in years gone by.

He said: “His body language is always tough, he was a hard player to challenge on the field. I watched their last three games and there is a clear organisation, not only off the ball but on the ball when they are on the counter.

“You can see there is a manager’s hand in there, especially in an attacking moment. He chose two small and sharp players because he was similar.

Swindon Advertiser: Paul Dickov

PAUL DICKOV

“They attack the space, they don’t hesitate too much. The two strikers are very good quality strikers, so sharp and quick.

“You can see in an attacking moment there is his hand completely. They are very good to watch when they attack.

“In the back, there are players that in my opinion we can damage. They are third from the bottom in terms of goals conceded to the opponents, so they give chances to the opponents to score but also they create chances.

“There is organisation. He is a good manager."

2:38pm

DANGER MEN

Matt Derbyshire

Swindon Advertiser:
The former Blackburn and Olympiacos striker is playing his final game for Oldham today before returning to Nottingham Forest at the end of his loan spell. The striker has impressed during his temporary spell at Boundary Park, where he has got back on the goal scoring trail after poor spells with both Forest and Birmingham since returning from Greece. The forward likes to sit deep before getting into the box, and while he is not blessed with blistering pace, his footballing brain allows him to beat his man on a regular basis. He can ghost in between defenders, and is a handful for any League One defence.

Lee Croft

Swindon Advertiser:
The winger, on loan from Derby, has spent most of his career playing in the Championship, but has dropped back into League One following a spell in Scotland with St Johnstone. His bulky frame means he, like Derbyshire, is not going to burst past his man on a regular basis, but he is good on the ball and can also come inside to link up with his strikers. Also possesses a rocket of a shot, meaning Town can’t afford to give him too much space.

Jose Baxter

Swindon Advertiser:
The youngster was destined for big things after breaking through the Everton academy, and went on to make seven appearances for his boyhood club as well as enjoying a decent loan spell at Tranmere. But disciplinary issues blighted his time at Goodison, and after rejecting a new contract he spent time on trial at Crystal Palace but was not signed due to issues over his fitness. Their loss was Oldham’s gain, and the forward has performed well in League One. Baxter can play as a main striker or drift out wide, and will look to make gaps for the rest of his teammates to profit from.

2:35pm

2:33pm

Here are the thoughts of Swindon boss Paolo Di Canio going into today's game:

“There is no easy place to go but it is one of the toughest because it is a team that has been established in League One for a few years, Dickov is a good manager, they have good organisation," he said.

Swindon Advertiser: You can be heroes - Di Canio

PAOLO DI CANIO

“They have lightweights with pedigree up front - young Baxter, Derbyshire we know now has found a place where he can play his football, he’s sharp and intelligent and there is more.

“Montano in a wide area, Croft is a more exerienced player and in the middle of midfield they have two very good players.

“In the back they have experience and quality, but if we think they come from a positive moment we have to be careful even more because we are not in a good and positive moment in terms of points.

“In terms of performances I can be sad after Notts County and Doncaster for some reasons but not football expression because we were the best side far and away from two very good sides.

“I hope the pitch is okay because we want to play football. Any side in any moment is tough this year because we know there are good players."

2:32pm

OLDHAM ATHLETIC: Cisak; Wabara, Byrne, M'Voto, Grounds; Croft, Wesolowski, Furman, Montano; Derbyshire, Baxter

SUBS: Jacob, Brown, Tarkowski, Simpson, Smith, Taylor, M'Changama

2:32pm

TEAM NEWS

SWINDON TOWN: Foderingham, Thompson, Ward, Devera, McCormack, Ritchie, Ferry, Hollands, De Vita, Williams, Martin.

SUBS: Bedwell, Archibald-Henville, Miller, Bostock, Roberts, Rooney, Collins.

Two changes for Town today, with Alan McCormack in for Aden Flint, and Simon Ferry in for John Bostock. Tommy Miller returns from injury to earn a place on the bench.

2:29pm

Hello ladies and gents and welcome to a slightly belated edition of Matchday Live.

Apologies for our tardiness, but traffic on the M6 caused a late arrival at Boundary Park.

However, we're all set for Swindon Town's visit to Oldham, and you can keep up to date with events from Greater Manchester right here throughout the afternoon.

Town are looking for their first win in four - will it come at a damp and dreary Boundary Park?

Enjoy!

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11:59am Sat 15 Dec 12

DarrenSTFCRomain says...

GOOD LUCK 2DAY..
This will be a very hard physical game..
Are next 5 games will be very important..IF were in the top six after these games im very confident that we will finish in the top 2

COME ON SWINDON
GOOD LUCK 2DAY.. This will be a very hard physical game.. Are next 5 games will be very important..IF were in the top six after these games im very confident that we will finish in the top 2 COME ON SWINDON DarrenSTFCRomain

12:15pm Sat 15 Dec 12

Swindon1984 says...

The heart says win, the head says draw. Optimistic but Oldham seem to be doing alright at the moment. Hope we take the positives from the last game and play in the same way, if we do and with some more clinical finishing there's no reason we can't get a win today. Some big games for the rest of the top eight as well, would be surprised if there's not some movement in the table by five o clock.
The heart says win, the head says draw. Optimistic but Oldham seem to be doing alright at the moment. Hope we take the positives from the last game and play in the same way, if we do and with some more clinical finishing there's no reason we can't get a win today. Some big games for the rest of the top eight as well, would be surprised if there's not some movement in the table by five o clock. Swindon1984

12:21pm Sat 15 Dec 12

the wizard says...

This is meant as positive although I expect one in particular to see it as negative. I'll be happy with a solid point today given our decent defence but none to brilliant goal scoring ability right now. I'm hopeful things will change for the better. Good luck today chaps.
This is meant as positive although I expect one in particular to see it as negative. I'll be happy with a solid point today given our decent defence but none to brilliant goal scoring ability right now. I'm hopeful things will change for the better. Good luck today chaps. the wizard

12:27pm Sat 15 Dec 12

Di Canios Shoes says...

All I can think is a 2.2 keeps popping in my head, think come mid jan if we around the play offs positions I'd be pretty happy, I don't think promotion this season will actually be a good idea as unlike most fans I don't think we even close to being ready with this squad and I don't think we should expect the club to pump more money in to the squad whilst Paolo is in charge as to be honest in the whole he's been very wasteful in signings, we do have a decent top half lg1 side but with his budget i can't say I'm surprised, can we sustain throwing that sort of money about though with out letting so many players (you know the list Magera/Connell/Roone
y/Cox etc) go for a loss? Sometimes a huge loss for a club at our level? Simple answer, No! I like Paolo and I like some of what he's done, discipline is important, team mentality is important, but being able to admit you are wrong and not blame everyone around you constantly is also a key attribute in life not just football.. Humility is worth more to you now Paolo than digging at the board, baiting Mr Bodin who's a real legend of this town, and basically telling us all we lucky to have you as our coach, we aware your contacts and profile is great for us but we also know that the longer your rants and childish actions come out the more fans lose faith in you... Sorry rant over, we all love Swindon and we all want success, but no man is bigger than the club Mr Di Canio
All I can think is a 2.2 keeps popping in my head, think come mid jan if we around the play offs positions I'd be pretty happy, I don't think promotion this season will actually be a good idea as unlike most fans I don't think we even close to being ready with this squad and I don't think we should expect the club to pump more money in to the squad whilst Paolo is in charge as to be honest in the whole he's been very wasteful in signings, we do have a decent top half lg1 side but with his budget i can't say I'm surprised, can we sustain throwing that sort of money about though with out letting so many players (you know the list Magera/Connell/Roone y/Cox etc) go for a loss? Sometimes a huge loss for a club at our level? Simple answer, No! I like Paolo and I like some of what he's done, discipline is important, team mentality is important, but being able to admit you are wrong and not blame everyone around you constantly is also a key attribute in life not just football.. Humility is worth more to you now Paolo than digging at the board, baiting Mr Bodin who's a real legend of this town, and basically telling us all we lucky to have you as our coach, we aware your contacts and profile is great for us but we also know that the longer your rants and childish actions come out the more fans lose faith in you... Sorry rant over, we all love Swindon and we all want success, but no man is bigger than the club Mr Di Canio Di Canios Shoes

12:52pm Sat 15 Dec 12

Robinonfire says...

Like to see in starting line up Ferry and Bostock in midfield and Martin and Storey up front.

Come on YOU REDS
Like to see in starting line up Ferry and Bostock in midfield and Martin and Storey up front. Come on YOU REDS Robinonfire

2:06pm Sat 15 Dec 12

Kevinkog says...

Di Canios Shoes wrote:
All I can think is a 2.2 keeps popping in my head, think come mid jan if we around the play offs positions I'd be pretty happy, I don't think promotion this season will actually be a good idea as unlike most fans I don't think we even close to being ready with this squad and I don't think we should expect the club to pump more money in to the squad whilst Paolo is in charge as to be honest in the whole he's been very wasteful in signings, we do have a decent top half lg1 side but with his budget i can't say I'm surprised, can we sustain throwing that sort of money about though with out letting so many players (you know the list Magera/Connell/Roone

y/Cox etc) go for a loss? Sometimes a huge loss for a club at our level? Simple answer, No! I like Paolo and I like some of what he's done, discipline is important, team mentality is important, but being able to admit you are wrong and not blame everyone around you constantly is also a key attribute in life not just football.. Humility is worth more to you now Paolo than digging at the board, baiting Mr Bodin who's a real legend of this town, and basically telling us all we lucky to have you as our coach, we aware your contacts and profile is great for us but we also know that the longer your rants and childish actions come out the more fans lose faith in you... Sorry rant over, we all love Swindon and we all want success, but no man is bigger than the club Mr Di Canio
I know your bound to get people saying your being very negative but I do totally agree with what you are saying. your right in the fact that NO ONE is as big as the club its self.
[quote][p][bold]Di Canios Shoes[/bold] wrote: All I can think is a 2.2 keeps popping in my head, think come mid jan if we around the play offs positions I'd be pretty happy, I don't think promotion this season will actually be a good idea as unlike most fans I don't think we even close to being ready with this squad and I don't think we should expect the club to pump more money in to the squad whilst Paolo is in charge as to be honest in the whole he's been very wasteful in signings, we do have a decent top half lg1 side but with his budget i can't say I'm surprised, can we sustain throwing that sort of money about though with out letting so many players (you know the list Magera/Connell/Roone y/Cox etc) go for a loss? Sometimes a huge loss for a club at our level? Simple answer, No! I like Paolo and I like some of what he's done, discipline is important, team mentality is important, but being able to admit you are wrong and not blame everyone around you constantly is also a key attribute in life not just football.. Humility is worth more to you now Paolo than digging at the board, baiting Mr Bodin who's a real legend of this town, and basically telling us all we lucky to have you as our coach, we aware your contacts and profile is great for us but we also know that the longer your rants and childish actions come out the more fans lose faith in you... Sorry rant over, we all love Swindon and we all want success, but no man is bigger than the club Mr Di Canio[/p][/quote]I know your bound to get people saying your being very negative but I do totally agree with what you are saying. your right in the fact that NO ONE is as big as the club its self. Kevinkog

2:10pm Sat 15 Dec 12

HOOKEY says...

Robinonfire wrote:
Like to see in starting line up Ferry and Bostock in midfield and Martin and Storey up front.

Come on YOU REDS
joke bostock out for ferry
[quote][p][bold]Robinonfire[/bold] wrote: Like to see in starting line up Ferry and Bostock in midfield and Martin and Storey up front. Come on YOU REDS[/p][/quote]joke bostock out for ferry HOOKEY

2:26pm Sat 15 Dec 12

Okus Road says...

Town v Oldham: Foderingham, Thompson, Ward, Devera, McCormack, Ritchie, Ferry, Hollands, De Vita, Williams, Martin
Town v Oldham: Foderingham, Thompson, Ward, Devera, McCormack, Ritchie, Ferry, Hollands, De Vita, Williams, Martin Okus Road

2:35pm Sat 15 Dec 12

the wizard says...

Okus Road wrote:
Town v Oldham: Foderingham, Thompson, Ward, Devera, McCormack, Ritchie, Ferry, Hollands, De Vita, Williams, Martin
Thanks for that Okus. I hope DeVita gets the full 90 minutes. No surprise that Macca comes in for Flint. A steadfast but not exiting line up, very predictable but on the money for some sound play. I hope Williams has his scoring boots on today.
[quote][p][bold]Okus Road[/bold] wrote: Town v Oldham: Foderingham, Thompson, Ward, Devera, McCormack, Ritchie, Ferry, Hollands, De Vita, Williams, Martin[/p][/quote]Thanks for that Okus. I hope DeVita gets the full 90 minutes. No surprise that Macca comes in for Flint. A steadfast but not exiting line up, very predictable but on the money for some sound play. I hope Williams has his scoring boots on today. the wizard

2:49pm Sat 15 Dec 12

DarrenSTFCRomain says...

Bostock ONLY SUB ???? and no Storey..
paolo please DONT take off the best player again 2day life you did last game..
Bostock ONLY SUB ???? and no Storey.. paolo please DONT take off the best player again 2day life you did last game.. DarrenSTFCRomain

2:55pm Sat 15 Dec 12

the wizard says...

Team looks ok, but without Bostock and Storey, it looks like we could be heading more for a draw, as opposed to a win.
Team looks ok, but without Bostock and Storey, it looks like we could be heading more for a draw, as opposed to a win. the wizard

2:56pm Sat 15 Dec 12

DarrenSTFCRomain says...

Sorry did not no Storey was injured..How bad is it?
Sorry did not no Storey was injured..How bad is it? DarrenSTFCRomain

3:30pm Sat 15 Dec 12

smirg kcab says...

Well done player of the season so far
Onwards and up up and awaaaaay
Well done player of the season so far Onwards and up up and awaaaaay smirg kcab

3:30pm Sat 15 Dec 12

DarrenSTFCRomain says...

GET IN THERE RDV
come on SWINDON
COME ON SWINDON
GET IN THERE RDV come on SWINDON COME ON SWINDON DarrenSTFCRomain

3:30pm Sat 15 Dec 12

umpcah says...

Raffa has scored and he`s well on the way for " Player of the Year " award !
Raffa has scored and he`s well on the way for " Player of the Year " award ! umpcah

3:34pm Sat 15 Dec 12

smirg kcab says...

Sack di canio awfull
Is sue there?
Sack di canio awfull Is sue there? smirg kcab

3:34pm Sat 15 Dec 12

DarrenSTFCRomain says...

HA HA 2.0 Im in heaven

RDV-RDV-RDV-RDV ..

COME ON YOU REDS
HA HA 2.0 Im in heaven RDV-RDV-RDV-RDV .. COME ON YOU REDS DarrenSTFCRomain

3:39pm Sat 15 Dec 12

DarrenSTFCRomain says...

HA HA WHO NEEDS CADDIS WHEN WE HAVE NATHAN THOMPSON ..LOL
HA HA WHO NEEDS CADDIS WHEN WE HAVE NATHAN THOMPSON ..LOL DarrenSTFCRomain

3:42pm Sat 15 Dec 12

Since 1950 says...

If only our home form had been better this season we'd be in a great position now.
COYR!
If only our home form had been better this season we'd be in a great position now. COYR! Since 1950

3:44pm Sat 15 Dec 12

smirg kcab says...

Since 1950 wrote:
If only our home form had been better this season we'd be in a great position now.
COYR!
Or the away teams form was worse lol
[quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: If only our home form had been better this season we'd be in a great position now. COYR![/p][/quote]Or the away teams form was worse lol smirg kcab

3:49pm Sat 15 Dec 12

old town robin says...

Great stuff from RdV, according to sam's report another Williams effort straight at the GK. how many more chances does this lad need to find the onion bag, tempting fate I really would like to hear he has chipped or gone round the goalie instead of hitting it straight into his hands.

happy yto take the flak if he mahnages to score.
Great stuff from RdV, according to sam's report another Williams effort straight at the GK. how many more chances does this lad need to find the onion bag, tempting fate I really would like to hear he has chipped or gone round the goalie instead of hitting it straight into his hands. happy yto take the flak if he mahnages to score. old town robin

3:51pm Sat 15 Dec 12

sagadude says...

That's better.

I knew my reverse psychology would work. Now stop tinkering PDC and keep going with what you have today.
That's better. I knew my reverse psychology would work. Now stop tinkering PDC and keep going with what you have today. sagadude

4:06pm Sat 15 Dec 12

old town robin says...

Since 1950 wrote:
If only our home form had been better this season we'd be in a great position now.
COYR!
Strange one that, seen every home game league and cup, have to say even when we have not been at our best the games where we have dropped points, we should have got something out of it, as IMO there is not a game I have seen that I thought the opposition were better. In fact I would go so far to say the best team I have seen this season at the CG was MK Dons who were matching us until their captain saw red.

Agree 100% with your comment a better home results would have seen us at the top of the league.
[quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: If only our home form had been better this season we'd be in a great position now. COYR![/p][/quote]Strange one that, seen every home game league and cup, have to say even when we have not been at our best the games where we have dropped points, we should have got something out of it, as IMO there is not a game I have seen that I thought the opposition were better. In fact I would go so far to say the best team I have seen this season at the CG was MK Dons who were matching us until their captain saw red. Agree 100% with your comment a better home results would have seen us at the top of the league. old town robin

4:17pm Sat 15 Dec 12

louiscassius says...

Come on PDC....lets makes some subs and get the knackered players off....lets smash em!!!

COYR'sssssss

Louis
Come on PDC....lets makes some subs and get the knackered players off....lets smash em!!! COYR'sssssss Louis louiscassius

4:26pm Sat 15 Dec 12

Since 1950 says...

old town robin wrote:
Since 1950 wrote: If only our home form had been better this season we'd be in a great position now. COYR!
Strange one that, seen every home game league and cup, have to say even when we have not been at our best the games where we have dropped points, we should have got something out of it, as IMO there is not a game I have seen that I thought the opposition were better. In fact I would go so far to say the best team I have seen this season at the CG was MK Dons who were matching us until their captain saw red. Agree 100% with your comment a better home results would have seen us at the top of the league.
Yes, agree. We've never been played off the park but just haven't been able to find the net at home.
[quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: If only our home form had been better this season we'd be in a great position now. COYR![/p][/quote]Strange one that, seen every home game league and cup, have to say even when we have not been at our best the games where we have dropped points, we should have got something out of it, as IMO there is not a game I have seen that I thought the opposition were better. In fact I would go so far to say the best team I have seen this season at the CG was MK Dons who were matching us until their captain saw red. Agree 100% with your comment a better home results would have seen us at the top of the league.[/p][/quote]Yes, agree. We've never been played off the park but just haven't been able to find the net at home. Since 1950

4:28pm Sat 15 Dec 12

Malkym says...

old town robin wrote:
Great stuff from RdV, according to sam's report another Williams effort straight at the GK. how many more chances does this lad need to find the onion bag, tempting fate I really would like to hear he has chipped or gone round the goalie instead of hitting it straight into his hands. happy yto take the flak if he mahnages to score.
OTR me too I'll eat the pie but dont think we'll have to worry - with the one on one chances Willo has had he clearly lacks the skill to round a keeper to slot home.

the wizard says...
2:55pm Sat 15 Dec 12

Team looks ok, but without Bostock and Storey, it looks like we could be heading more for a draw, as opposed to a win.”

Mmm still a way to go but pleased to say at the moment you're wrong :)

Just wondered why you've not commented about PdC's gesture to waive fees for image rights - perhaps it's a too positive slant and you just can't seem to find it in you to praise him these days -just a thought :)
[quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: Great stuff from RdV, according to sam's report another Williams effort straight at the GK. how many more chances does this lad need to find the onion bag, tempting fate I really would like to hear he has chipped or gone round the goalie instead of hitting it straight into his hands. happy yto take the flak if he mahnages to score.[/p][/quote]OTR me too I'll eat the pie but dont think we'll have to worry - with the one on one chances Willo has had he clearly lacks the skill to round a keeper to slot home. the wizard says... 2:55pm Sat 15 Dec 12 Team looks ok, but without Bostock and Storey, it looks like we could be heading more for a draw, as opposed to a win.” Mmm still a way to go but pleased to say at the moment you're wrong :) Just wondered why you've not commented about PdC's gesture to waive fees for image rights - perhaps it's a too positive slant and you just can't seem to find it in you to praise him these days -just a thought :) Malkym

4:38pm Sat 15 Dec 12

old town robin says...

paolo usually make 3 substitutions, it would be great for gary's confidence if he actually produces some of the form we know he is capable of. Would take a guess the last change would be in midfield, probably Miller, but perhaps Bostock
paolo usually make 3 substitutions, it would be great for gary's confidence if he actually produces some of the form we know he is capable of. Would take a guess the last change would be in midfield, probably Miller, but perhaps Bostock old town robin

4:39pm Sat 15 Dec 12

smirg kcab says...

Come on willo even you can score with there striker in goal
Onwards and up up and awaaaay
Come on willo even you can score with there striker in goal Onwards and up up and awaaaay smirg kcab

4:43pm Sat 15 Dec 12

old town robin says...

Good to hear Williams was braver on a 1on1 than he was against Donnie. Hope their goalie is not too badly injured believe their first choice is also out injured, so could be a bit of a problem for Dickov over the Xmas period..
Good to hear Williams was braver on a 1on1 than he was against Donnie. Hope their goalie is not too badly injured believe their first choice is also out injured, so could be a bit of a problem for Dickov over the Xmas period.. old town robin

4:46pm Sat 15 Dec 12

Malkym says...

..see OTR he can't even score when he collides with the chuffin' keeper!
..see OTR he can't even score when he collides with the chuffin' keeper! Malkym

4:56pm Sat 15 Dec 12

umpcah says...

Hooray ! We`ve done it ! Three more points in the locker !
Hooray ! We`ve done it ! Three more points in the locker ! umpcah

4:58pm Sat 15 Dec 12

Oi Den! says...

Good result and sounded like a solid performance. Very pleased for De Vita. If anyone deserves a bit of glory, it's him.
Good result and sounded like a solid performance. Very pleased for De Vita. If anyone deserves a bit of glory, it's him. Oi Den!

5:00pm Sat 15 Dec 12

DarrenSTFCRomain says...

GREAT WIN BOYS...Well done Paolo fantastic win and it puts use back in the the top 6...
Lets hope that we can now change are home form....

Out on the lash now..
GREAT WIN BOYS...Well done Paolo fantastic win and it puts use back in the the top 6... Lets hope that we can now change are home form.... Out on the lash now.. DarrenSTFCRomain

5:01pm Sat 15 Dec 12

old town robin says...

Up to 7th according to sam. Good 3 points on a ground that we have not had much luck in the past. Clean sheet is an added bonus and raffa's first brace, there could be one or two other clubs looking at him, one of paolo/spencers better deals.

Wonder if the team will be unchanged for trannie
Up to 7th according to sam. Good 3 points on a ground that we have not had much luck in the past. Clean sheet is an added bonus and raffa's first brace, there could be one or two other clubs looking at him, one of paolo/spencers better deals. Wonder if the team will be unchanged for trannie old town robin

5:03pm Sat 15 Dec 12

smirg kcab says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Good result and sounded like a solid performance. Very pleased for De Vita. If anyone deserves a bit of glory, it's him.
Also great for ward and devera For a clean sheet, another solid showing from them both.
Will Paolo be happy den? I don't care we won yipppeeeees
Onwards and upwards
Eieieio to the bookies I will go
11/1 at start 11/1 today
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Good result and sounded like a solid performance. Very pleased for De Vita. If anyone deserves a bit of glory, it's him.[/p][/quote]Also great for ward and devera For a clean sheet, another solid showing from them both. Will Paolo be happy den? I don't care we won yipppeeeees Onwards and upwards Eieieio to the bookies I will go 11/1 at start 11/1 today smirg kcab

5:13pm Sat 15 Dec 12

Haydonender says...

Unacceptable, only 2-0? In the play off positions and 5 points off top spot? Not good enough. Should be top, at least 15 points clear and battering teams like this by 7 or 8. Di Canio out, and take your free medical care at one of the best clinics in Europe with you.
Unacceptable, only 2-0? In the play off positions and 5 points off top spot? Not good enough. Should be top, at least 15 points clear and battering teams like this by 7 or 8. Di Canio out, and take your free medical care at one of the best clinics in Europe with you. Haydonender

5:20pm Sat 15 Dec 12

TenerifeRed says...

what a great interview going on right now. There's just no stopping him when he gets going. Love the guy!
what a great interview going on right now. There's just no stopping him when he gets going. Love the guy! TenerifeRed

5:21pm Sat 15 Dec 12

smirg kcab says...

We all love Paolo di canio he told us so.
So shut up who don't love him
Onwards and upwards
We all love Paolo di canio he told us so. So shut up who don't love him Onwards and upwards smirg kcab

5:23pm Sat 15 Dec 12

Malkym says...

Haydonender wrote:
Unacceptable, only 2-0? In the play off positions and 5 points off top spot? Not good enough. Should be top, at least 15 points clear and battering teams like this by 7 or 8. Di Canio out, and take your free medical care at one of the best clinics in Europe with you.
Sarcasm is the lowest form of wit as I'm sure you well know but oh the delicious irony! What must all the Private Fraser Brigade be saying now ? surely not "ay we're doomed laddie, doomed I tell you"

Well done RDV well played and all plaudits richly deserved - Bring one of Fraser's hearses for Williams!
[quote][p][bold]Haydonender[/bold] wrote: Unacceptable, only 2-0? In the play off positions and 5 points off top spot? Not good enough. Should be top, at least 15 points clear and battering teams like this by 7 or 8. Di Canio out, and take your free medical care at one of the best clinics in Europe with you.[/p][/quote]Sarcasm is the lowest form of wit as I'm sure you well know but oh the delicious irony! What must all the Private Fraser Brigade be saying now ? surely not "ay we're doomed laddie, doomed I tell you" Well done RDV well played and all plaudits richly deserved - Bring one of Fraser's hearses for Williams! Malkym

5:30pm Sat 15 Dec 12

the wizard says...

Malkym wrote:
old town robin wrote:
Great stuff from RdV, according to sam's report another Williams effort straight at the GK. how many more chances does this lad need to find the onion bag, tempting fate I really would like to hear he has chipped or gone round the goalie instead of hitting it straight into his hands. happy yto take the flak if he mahnages to score.
OTR me too I'll eat the pie but dont think we'll have to worry - with the one on one chances Willo has had he clearly lacks the skill to round a keeper to slot home.

the wizard says...
2:55pm Sat 15 Dec 12

Team looks ok, but without Bostock and Storey, it looks like we could be heading more for a draw, as opposed to a win.”

Mmm still a way to go but pleased to say at the moment you're wrong :)

Just wondered why you've not commented about PdC's gesture to waive fees for image rights - perhaps it's a too positive slant and you just can't seem to find it in you to praise him these days -just a thought :)
So very pleased to come home and find that I was wrong and yet again we have done so well away from home, one point would have been ok, three points so much the better.

It never does take you long to continue your personal digs at myself which still leaves me to believe you also post as somebody else as well, your old habits die hard. I also notice you didn't comment on my reply yesterday.
As goes the other subject, I haven't even read the article. As you would say, he does what he wants. I'm very pleased for RDV, but sadly he was again subbed by Roberts, very predictable.

From above,

90 minutes: Ritchie and Miller both have efforts blocked, before Roberts fires over. Still not tested Simpson. Seven minutes of added time, which at the moment is painful to watch.

Painful to watch, was that Roberts firing over the bar ??????
[quote][p][bold]Malkym[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: Great stuff from RdV, according to sam's report another Williams effort straight at the GK. how many more chances does this lad need to find the onion bag, tempting fate I really would like to hear he has chipped or gone round the goalie instead of hitting it straight into his hands. happy yto take the flak if he mahnages to score.[/p][/quote]OTR me too I'll eat the pie but dont think we'll have to worry - with the one on one chances Willo has had he clearly lacks the skill to round a keeper to slot home. the wizard says... 2:55pm Sat 15 Dec 12 Team looks ok, but without Bostock and Storey, it looks like we could be heading more for a draw, as opposed to a win.” Mmm still a way to go but pleased to say at the moment you're wrong :) Just wondered why you've not commented about PdC's gesture to waive fees for image rights - perhaps it's a too positive slant and you just can't seem to find it in you to praise him these days -just a thought :)[/p][/quote]So very pleased to come home and find that I was wrong and yet again we have done so well away from home, one point would have been ok, three points so much the better. It never does take you long to continue your personal digs at myself which still leaves me to believe you also post as somebody else as well, your old habits die hard. I also notice you didn't comment on my reply yesterday. As goes the other subject, I haven't even read the article. As you would say, he does what he wants. I'm very pleased for RDV, but sadly he was again subbed by Roberts, very predictable. From above, 90 minutes: Ritchie and Miller both have efforts blocked, before Roberts fires over. Still not tested Simpson. Seven minutes of added time, which at the moment is painful to watch. Painful to watch, was that Roberts firing over the bar ?????? the wizard

5:46pm Sat 15 Dec 12

smirg kcab says...

Interesting to see Paul hart at the game with his track suite on sipping tea.
Where's sue?
Inwards and outwards
Interesting to see Paul hart at the game with his track suite on sipping tea. Where's sue? Inwards and outwards smirg kcab

5:54pm Sat 15 Dec 12

NORTH STAND says...

Paolo 2 regular contributors on here 0....

Mallkym, Wizard and Den you'll all be struggling to swallow your tea tonight....

Onwards and upwards - even the M6 looks cheerful tonight...
Paolo 2 regular contributors on here 0.... Mallkym, Wizard and Den you'll all be struggling to swallow your tea tonight.... Onwards and upwards - even the M6 looks cheerful tonight... NORTH STAND

6:10pm Sat 15 Dec 12

jayden says...

the wizard wrote:
Malkym wrote:
old town robin wrote:
Great stuff from RdV, according to sam's report another Williams effort straight at the GK. how many more chances does this lad need to find the onion bag, tempting fate I really would like to hear he has chipped or gone round the goalie instead of hitting it straight into his hands. happy yto take the flak if he mahnages to score.
OTR me too I'll eat the pie but dont think we'll have to worry - with the one on one chances Willo has had he clearly lacks the skill to round a keeper to slot home.

the wizard says...
2:55pm Sat 15 Dec 12

Team looks ok, but without Bostock and Storey, it looks like we could be heading more for a draw, as opposed to a win.”

Mmm still a way to go but pleased to say at the moment you're wrong :)

Just wondered why you've not commented about PdC's gesture to waive fees for image rights - perhaps it's a too positive slant and you just can't seem to find it in you to praise him these days -just a thought :)
So very pleased to come home and find that I was wrong and yet again we have done so well away from home, one point would have been ok, three points so much the better.

It never does take you long to continue your personal digs at myself which still leaves me to believe you also post as somebody else as well, your old habits die hard. I also notice you didn't comment on my reply yesterday.
As goes the other subject, I haven't even read the article. As you would say, he does what he wants. I'm very pleased for RDV, but sadly he was again subbed by Roberts, very predictable.

From above,

90 minutes: Ritchie and Miller both have efforts blocked, before Roberts fires over. Still not tested Simpson. Seven minutes of added time, which at the moment is painful to watch.

Painful to watch, was that Roberts firing over the bar ??????
WIZ you have made a rod for your own back this time.
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Malkym[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: Great stuff from RdV, according to sam's report another Williams effort straight at the GK. how many more chances does this lad need to find the onion bag, tempting fate I really would like to hear he has chipped or gone round the goalie instead of hitting it straight into his hands. happy yto take the flak if he mahnages to score.[/p][/quote]OTR me too I'll eat the pie but dont think we'll have to worry - with the one on one chances Willo has had he clearly lacks the skill to round a keeper to slot home. the wizard says... 2:55pm Sat 15 Dec 12 Team looks ok, but without Bostock and Storey, it looks like we could be heading more for a draw, as opposed to a win.” Mmm still a way to go but pleased to say at the moment you're wrong :) Just wondered why you've not commented about PdC's gesture to waive fees for image rights - perhaps it's a too positive slant and you just can't seem to find it in you to praise him these days -just a thought :)[/p][/quote]So very pleased to come home and find that I was wrong and yet again we have done so well away from home, one point would have been ok, three points so much the better. It never does take you long to continue your personal digs at myself which still leaves me to believe you also post as somebody else as well, your old habits die hard. I also notice you didn't comment on my reply yesterday. As goes the other subject, I haven't even read the article. As you would say, he does what he wants. I'm very pleased for RDV, but sadly he was again subbed by Roberts, very predictable. From above, 90 minutes: Ritchie and Miller both have efforts blocked, before Roberts fires over. Still not tested Simpson. Seven minutes of added time, which at the moment is painful to watch. Painful to watch, was that Roberts firing over the bar ??????[/p][/quote]WIZ you have made a rod for your own back this time. jayden

6:13pm Sat 15 Dec 12

mancrobin says...

Just got back from the game and it was a very comfortable win. At times we created some great moves, little one twos and overlaps but unfortunately the final ball wasn't always there and Williams and Martin seemed to lack confidence. We could and should have murdered them in the second half especially when they went down to 10 with a makeshift keeper.

Having said that some really good parformances and the ones that stood out to me were Ritchie, DeVita and Thompson. The latter didn't let Montano get a sniff. The latter skulking off half way through the 2nd period a very dejected player.

Ferry buzzed around as ever but still doesn't look threatening going forward. Thought Hollands played really well in the holding role, Ward was solid and Devera was excellent (probably one to add to the stand out performances). Fods was great and dealt confidently with anything their weak attack were able to throw at us.

It was good to see Macca back and he did pretty well in the left back position, overlapping well with DeVita.

Collins, Roberts and Miller came in pretty late on and Miller looked good, the other 2 not able to contribute a great deal.

A good win that keeps us well in touch. We looked comfortable but will be tested much harder most weeks.

Overall MOM for me was Ritchie.
Just got back from the game and it was a very comfortable win. At times we created some great moves, little one twos and overlaps but unfortunately the final ball wasn't always there and Williams and Martin seemed to lack confidence. We could and should have murdered them in the second half especially when they went down to 10 with a makeshift keeper. Having said that some really good parformances and the ones that stood out to me were Ritchie, DeVita and Thompson. The latter didn't let Montano get a sniff. The latter skulking off half way through the 2nd period a very dejected player. Ferry buzzed around as ever but still doesn't look threatening going forward. Thought Hollands played really well in the holding role, Ward was solid and Devera was excellent (probably one to add to the stand out performances). Fods was great and dealt confidently with anything their weak attack were able to throw at us. It was good to see Macca back and he did pretty well in the left back position, overlapping well with DeVita. Collins, Roberts and Miller came in pretty late on and Miller looked good, the other 2 not able to contribute a great deal. A good win that keeps us well in touch. We looked comfortable but will be tested much harder most weeks. Overall MOM for me was Ritchie. mancrobin

6:14pm Sat 15 Dec 12

Oi Den! says...

NORTH STAND wrote:
Paolo 2 regular contributors on here 0....

Mallkym, Wizard and Den you'll all be struggling to swallow your tea tonight....

Onwards and upwards - even the M6 looks cheerful tonight...
What are you talking about? I imagine all Town fans will be enjoying their tea and washing it down with a celebratory glass or two.
[quote][p][bold]NORTH STAND[/bold] wrote: Paolo 2 regular contributors on here 0.... Mallkym, Wizard and Den you'll all be struggling to swallow your tea tonight.... Onwards and upwards - even the M6 looks cheerful tonight...[/p][/quote]What are you talking about? I imagine all Town fans will be enjoying their tea and washing it down with a celebratory glass or two. Oi Den!

6:16pm Sat 15 Dec 12

Malkym says...

Err don't quite understand where you're coming from NS if you read back through my posts recently I've been defending PdC to the hilt so I've no gullet problems.

Wiz Never saw your post yesterday still on the costa del sol until pm today playing a bit of catch up with recent articles.

Just a comment that as you'd been unduly harsh re PdC recently IMO you might like to give him some credit re his gesture about medical bills in Italy worth a read. Sorry to see you've developed Butleritis and maybe I have too - how is your alter ego C & F
Err don't quite understand where you're coming from NS if you read back through my posts recently I've been defending PdC to the hilt so I've no gullet problems. Wiz Never saw your post yesterday still on the costa del sol until pm today playing a bit of catch up with recent articles. Just a comment that as you'd been unduly harsh re PdC recently IMO you might like to give him some credit re his gesture about medical bills in Italy worth a read. Sorry to see you've developed Butleritis and maybe I have too - how is your alter ego C & F Malkym

6:20pm Sat 15 Dec 12

old town robin says...

smirg kcab wrote:
Interesting to see Paul hart at the game with his track suite on sipping tea.
Where's sue?
Inwards and outwards
He should have been at York watching the last game for Mcghee for the gas. Always considered mc an experienced manager but what with Buclke and him failing to get them out div 4 one has to ask the question will they be good enough to get out of the Blue sqare, lol
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: Interesting to see Paul hart at the game with his track suite on sipping tea. Where's sue? Inwards and outwards[/p][/quote]He should have been at York watching the last game for Mcghee for the gas. Always considered mc an experienced manager but what with Buclke and him failing to get them out div 4 one has to ask the question will they be good enough to get out of the Blue sqare, lol old town robin

6:22pm Sat 15 Dec 12

old town robin says...

smirg kcab wrote:
Interesting to see Paul hart at the game with his track suite on sipping tea.
Where's sue?
Inwards and outwards
He should have been at York watching the last game for Mcghee for the gas. Always considered mc an experienced manager but what with Buclke and him failing to get them out div 4 one has to ask the question will they be good enough to get out of the Blue sqare, lol,

Sorry guys it's going probably be a repeat as the post has not been confirmed
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: Interesting to see Paul hart at the game with his track suite on sipping tea. Where's sue? Inwards and outwards[/p][/quote]He should have been at York watching the last game for Mcghee for the gas. Always considered mc an experienced manager but what with Buclke and him failing to get them out div 4 one has to ask the question will they be good enough to get out of the Blue sqare, lol, Sorry guys it's going probably be a repeat as the post has not been confirmed old town robin

6:22pm Sat 15 Dec 12

Chish and Fips says...

Malkym wrote:
Err don't quite understand where you're coming from NS if you read back through my posts recently I've been defending PdC to the hilt so I've no gullet problems.

Wiz Never saw your post yesterday still on the costa del sol until pm today playing a bit of catch up with recent articles.

Just a comment that as you'd been unduly harsh re PdC recently IMO you might like to give him some credit re his gesture about medical bills in Italy worth a read. Sorry to see you've developed Butleritis and maybe I have too - how is your alter ego C & F
Quote - " how is your alter ego C & F ".... fine, the tablets seem to have done the trick Malkym :o)

Hope you had a good holiday ... we've missed you ..... funny enough JB and London Red have been missing too. ... hmmm now there's a thought ????
[quote][p][bold]Malkym[/bold] wrote: Err don't quite understand where you're coming from NS if you read back through my posts recently I've been defending PdC to the hilt so I've no gullet problems. Wiz Never saw your post yesterday still on the costa del sol until pm today playing a bit of catch up with recent articles. Just a comment that as you'd been unduly harsh re PdC recently IMO you might like to give him some credit re his gesture about medical bills in Italy worth a read. Sorry to see you've developed Butleritis and maybe I have too - how is your alter ego C & F[/p][/quote]Quote - " how is your alter ego C & F ".... fine, the tablets seem to have done the trick Malkym :o) Hope you had a good holiday ... we've missed you ..... funny enough JB and London Red have been missing too. ... hmmm now there's a thought ???? Chish and Fips

6:23pm Sat 15 Dec 12

eastmidsred says...

Well done to the lads today. We know by now that Pdc is either all up or all down - there's nothing in between. So, all the fans and the Board have to stay 100% behind him. He's the best chance we have and it's going to be tight all the way to the end of the season. The only thing he hasn't done so far is to find a 25 goal a season striker. If only we were able to convert more of the guilt edged chances that we create then we'd be clear at the top by now. I know Pdc has made some average/poor signings but he's also made some exceptionally good ones. It's just that missing link - someone who puts them away with composure and calmness in front of goal. Maybe Willo will come good but that's more in hope than expectation. If we can get on a run now with all these big games coming up we can put ourselves in a great position but look out for Coventry. I look forward to the 'next episode of Pdc' in a way that I have rarely done in 54 years of supporting STFC. No other club like it at the moment having read all the posts yesterday!
Well done to the lads today. We know by now that Pdc is either all up or all down - there's nothing in between. So, all the fans and the Board have to stay 100% behind him. He's the best chance we have and it's going to be tight all the way to the end of the season. The only thing he hasn't done so far is to find a 25 goal a season striker. If only we were able to convert more of the guilt edged chances that we create then we'd be clear at the top by now. I know Pdc has made some average/poor signings but he's also made some exceptionally good ones. It's just that missing link - someone who puts them away with composure and calmness in front of goal. Maybe Willo will come good but that's more in hope than expectation. If we can get on a run now with all these big games coming up we can put ourselves in a great position but look out for Coventry. I look forward to the 'next episode of Pdc' in a way that I have rarely done in 54 years of supporting STFC. No other club like it at the moment having read all the posts yesterday! eastmidsred

6:26pm Sat 15 Dec 12

STFCman&boy1973 says...

Great result, I believe we can beat TR next week, I think its come to that time of year where we go on a long winning run... :)

Onwards and upwards!!! Sorry to plagiarise your work...
Great result, I believe we can beat TR next week, I think its come to that time of year where we go on a long winning run... :) Onwards and upwards!!! Sorry to plagiarise your work... STFCman&boy1973

6:50pm Sat 15 Dec 12

Swindon1984 says...

STFCman&boy1973 wrote:
Great result, I believe we can beat TR next week, I think its come to that time of year where we go on a long winning run... :)

Onwards and upwards!!! Sorry to plagiarise your work...
Seen us play reasonably well against Tranmere a few times in the past, think they've levelled out in terms of results now, won't be the worst time to play them. COYR
[quote][p][bold]STFCman&boy1973[/bold] wrote: Great result, I believe we can beat TR next week, I think its come to that time of year where we go on a long winning run... :) Onwards and upwards!!! Sorry to plagiarise your work...[/p][/quote]Seen us play reasonably well against Tranmere a few times in the past, think they've levelled out in terms of results now, won't be the worst time to play them. COYR Swindon1984

6:53pm Sat 15 Dec 12

CAROLYN1962 says...

DarrenSTFCRomain wrote:
HA HA WHO NEEDS CADDIS WHEN WE HAVE NATHAN THOMPSON ..LOL
IS THIS THE SAME NATHAN THOMPSON THAT HAS COME THROUGH PAUL BODIN YOUTH SYSTEM?THE SAME SYSTEM THAT PDC SAID WAS NOT GOOD AND NOT FIT FOR PURPOSE.TELL YOU WHAT PDC IF YOU DONT THINK THE YOUTH SYSTEM IS UP TO IT THEN DONT PLAY THEM OR MAYBE YOUR THE FOOL AND THERE ARE SOME REALLY GOOD YOUNGSTERS OUT THERE.
[quote][p][bold]DarrenSTFCRomain[/bold] wrote: HA HA WHO NEEDS CADDIS WHEN WE HAVE NATHAN THOMPSON ..LOL[/p][/quote]IS THIS THE SAME NATHAN THOMPSON THAT HAS COME THROUGH PAUL BODIN YOUTH SYSTEM?THE SAME SYSTEM THAT PDC SAID WAS NOT GOOD AND NOT FIT FOR PURPOSE.TELL YOU WHAT PDC IF YOU DONT THINK THE YOUTH SYSTEM IS UP TO IT THEN DONT PLAY THEM OR MAYBE YOUR THE FOOL AND THERE ARE SOME REALLY GOOD YOUNGSTERS OUT THERE. CAROLYN1962

7:09pm Sat 15 Dec 12

jayden says...

CAROLYN1962 wrote:
DarrenSTFCRomain wrote:
HA HA WHO NEEDS CADDIS WHEN WE HAVE NATHAN THOMPSON ..LOL
IS THIS THE SAME NATHAN THOMPSON THAT HAS COME THROUGH PAUL BODIN YOUTH SYSTEM?THE SAME SYSTEM THAT PDC SAID WAS NOT GOOD AND NOT FIT FOR PURPOSE.TELL YOU WHAT PDC IF YOU DONT THINK THE YOUTH SYSTEM IS UP TO IT THEN DONT PLAY THEM OR MAYBE YOUR THE FOOL AND THERE ARE SOME REALLY GOOD YOUNGSTERS OUT THERE.
John Byrne
[quote][p][bold]CAROLYN1962[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DarrenSTFCRomain[/bold] wrote: HA HA WHO NEEDS CADDIS WHEN WE HAVE NATHAN THOMPSON ..LOL[/p][/quote]IS THIS THE SAME NATHAN THOMPSON THAT HAS COME THROUGH PAUL BODIN YOUTH SYSTEM?THE SAME SYSTEM THAT PDC SAID WAS NOT GOOD AND NOT FIT FOR PURPOSE.TELL YOU WHAT PDC IF YOU DONT THINK THE YOUTH SYSTEM IS UP TO IT THEN DONT PLAY THEM OR MAYBE YOUR THE FOOL AND THERE ARE SOME REALLY GOOD YOUNGSTERS OUT THERE.[/p][/quote]John Byrne jayden

7:13pm Sat 15 Dec 12

CAROLYN1962 says...

jayden wrote:
CAROLYN1962 wrote:
DarrenSTFCRomain wrote:
HA HA WHO NEEDS CADDIS WHEN WE HAVE NATHAN THOMPSON ..LOL
IS THIS THE SAME NATHAN THOMPSON THAT HAS COME THROUGH PAUL BODIN YOUTH SYSTEM?THE SAME SYSTEM THAT PDC SAID WAS NOT GOOD AND NOT FIT FOR PURPOSE.TELL YOU WHAT PDC IF YOU DONT THINK THE YOUTH SYSTEM IS UP TO IT THEN DONT PLAY THEM OR MAYBE YOUR THE FOOL AND THERE ARE SOME REALLY GOOD YOUNGSTERS OUT THERE.
John Byrne
yes bodin and budgie but still ridiculed by pdc
[quote][p][bold]jayden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CAROLYN1962[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DarrenSTFCRomain[/bold] wrote: HA HA WHO NEEDS CADDIS WHEN WE HAVE NATHAN THOMPSON ..LOL[/p][/quote]IS THIS THE SAME NATHAN THOMPSON THAT HAS COME THROUGH PAUL BODIN YOUTH SYSTEM?THE SAME SYSTEM THAT PDC SAID WAS NOT GOOD AND NOT FIT FOR PURPOSE.TELL YOU WHAT PDC IF YOU DONT THINK THE YOUTH SYSTEM IS UP TO IT THEN DONT PLAY THEM OR MAYBE YOUR THE FOOL AND THERE ARE SOME REALLY GOOD YOUNGSTERS OUT THERE.[/p][/quote]John Byrne[/p][/quote]yes bodin and budgie but still ridiculed by pdc CAROLYN1962

7:23pm Sat 15 Dec 12

jayden says...

CAROLYN1962 wrote:
jayden wrote:
CAROLYN1962 wrote:
DarrenSTFCRomain wrote:
HA HA WHO NEEDS CADDIS WHEN WE HAVE NATHAN THOMPSON ..LOL
IS THIS THE SAME NATHAN THOMPSON THAT HAS COME THROUGH PAUL BODIN YOUTH SYSTEM?THE SAME SYSTEM THAT PDC SAID WAS NOT GOOD AND NOT FIT FOR PURPOSE.TELL YOU WHAT PDC IF YOU DONT THINK THE YOUTH SYSTEM IS UP TO IT THEN DONT PLAY THEM OR MAYBE YOUR THE FOOL AND THERE ARE SOME REALLY GOOD YOUNGSTERS OUT THERE.
John Byrne
yes bodin and budgie but still ridiculed by pdc
Even Dave to his mates.
[quote][p][bold]CAROLYN1962[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jayden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CAROLYN1962[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DarrenSTFCRomain[/bold] wrote: HA HA WHO NEEDS CADDIS WHEN WE HAVE NATHAN THOMPSON ..LOL[/p][/quote]IS THIS THE SAME NATHAN THOMPSON THAT HAS COME THROUGH PAUL BODIN YOUTH SYSTEM?THE SAME SYSTEM THAT PDC SAID WAS NOT GOOD AND NOT FIT FOR PURPOSE.TELL YOU WHAT PDC IF YOU DONT THINK THE YOUTH SYSTEM IS UP TO IT THEN DONT PLAY THEM OR MAYBE YOUR THE FOOL AND THERE ARE SOME REALLY GOOD YOUNGSTERS OUT THERE.[/p][/quote]John Byrne[/p][/quote]yes bodin and budgie but still ridiculed by pdc[/p][/quote]Even Dave to his mates. jayden

7:25pm Sat 15 Dec 12

umpcah says...

I`m as pleased as anyone that the lads played well and got all three points. The Town is well placed in the league but Paolo never declares that a promotion push is currently on the cards. He confirms that promotion from League 2 to The Championship is a three year project as if to say I dont care if The Town fail to go up a bit earlier !
I`m as pleased as anyone that the lads played well and got all three points. The Town is well placed in the league but Paolo never declares that a promotion push is currently on the cards. He confirms that promotion from League 2 to The Championship is a three year project as if to say I dont care if The Town fail to go up a bit earlier ! umpcah

7:27pm Sat 15 Dec 12

umpcah says...

Oh Yes ! Where was Flinty today ?
Oh Yes ! Where was Flinty today ? umpcah

7:51pm Sat 15 Dec 12

Oi Den! says...

Just listened to the PDC post-match interview again. It's hard to see how he and Bodin can both stay at the club unless somebody builds a bridge between them. When Sir William Patey was appointed I had a concern that, as a non-executive chairman, he would not be around very often to provide a link between PDC and the board. That concern now seems well founded. PDC said there's no longer a point of reference. Maybe there is an element of bitterness because of his friend JW's sacking but that is neither here nor there. The chairman must make himself available - now. Otherwise we will head into deep sh1t.
.
Very disturbing to hear of the Wilson rabble damaging a hotel, the club being fined £5,000 and the police getting involved. It's now clear that those players were completely out of control. "Don't worry Mr Chairman, we'll win the next two games." Yeah, right.
Just listened to the PDC post-match interview again. It's hard to see how he and Bodin can both stay at the club unless somebody builds a bridge between them. When Sir William Patey was appointed I had a concern that, as a non-executive chairman, he would not be around very often to provide a link between PDC and the board. That concern now seems well founded. PDC said there's no longer a point of reference. Maybe there is an element of bitterness because of his friend JW's sacking but that is neither here nor there. The chairman must make himself available - now. Otherwise we will head into deep sh1t. . Very disturbing to hear of the Wilson rabble damaging a hotel, the club being fined £5,000 and the police getting involved. It's now clear that those players were completely out of control. "Don't worry Mr Chairman, we'll win the next two games." Yeah, right. Oi Den!

8:13pm Sat 15 Dec 12

joey butler says...

Chish and Fips wrote:
Malkym wrote:
Err don't quite understand where you're coming from NS if you read back through my posts recently I've been defending PdC to the hilt so I've no gullet problems.

Wiz Never saw your post yesterday still on the costa del sol until pm today playing a bit of catch up with recent articles.

Just a comment that as you'd been unduly harsh re PdC recently IMO you might like to give him some credit re his gesture about medical bills in Italy worth a read. Sorry to see you've developed Butleritis and maybe I have too - how is your alter ego C & F
Quote - " how is your alter ego C & F ".... fine, the tablets seem to have done the trick Malkym :o)

Hope you had a good holiday ... we've missed you ..... funny enough JB and London Red have been missing too. ... hmmm now there's a thought ????
He's behind you!

Oh no he isn't!

Oh yes he is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!
[quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Malkym[/bold] wrote: Err don't quite understand where you're coming from NS if you read back through my posts recently I've been defending PdC to the hilt so I've no gullet problems. Wiz Never saw your post yesterday still on the costa del sol until pm today playing a bit of catch up with recent articles. Just a comment that as you'd been unduly harsh re PdC recently IMO you might like to give him some credit re his gesture about medical bills in Italy worth a read. Sorry to see you've developed Butleritis and maybe I have too - how is your alter ego C & F[/p][/quote]Quote - " how is your alter ego C & F ".... fine, the tablets seem to have done the trick Malkym :o) Hope you had a good holiday ... we've missed you ..... funny enough JB and London Red have been missing too. ... hmmm now there's a thought ????[/p][/quote]He's behind you! Oh no he isn't! Oh yes he is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! joey butler

8:26pm Sat 15 Dec 12

the wizard says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Just listened to the PDC post-match interview again. It's hard to see how he and Bodin can both stay at the club unless somebody builds a bridge between them. When Sir William Patey was appointed I had a concern that, as a non-executive chairman, he would not be around very often to provide a link between PDC and the board. That concern now seems well founded. PDC said there's no longer a point of reference. Maybe there is an element of bitterness because of his friend JW's sacking but that is neither here nor there. The chairman must make himself available - now. Otherwise we will head into deep sh1t.
.
Very disturbing to hear of the Wilson rabble damaging a hotel, the club being fined £5,000 and the police getting involved. It's now clear that those players were completely out of control. "Don't worry Mr Chairman, we'll win the next two games." Yeah, right.
Den, I can see your mind set and there does seem to be a gap now between manager and chairman.
The removal of Wray was for reasons various but a few of us said at the time it left the manager isolated. I hoped that Patey would build bridges but my information is he is very busy on the redevelopment front and talking to potential investors. Ouir manager is Italian and very out spoken, he and Wray are still very close friends and Wray still comes to home games, I don't know about the aways.I think our manager somehow feels devalued or cheated on by Wrays removal, we will know what and when maybe when he decides to leave, until then all we can do is guess.

Jock/malkym,

I don't think I've been any harsher than your constant tirade against Collins and Williams, in fact from chastising Williams some time ago I'm now convinced his input is first class and would play him as a winger, because he is very good as a wide man, superb in fact. Collins will get better. As goes praise for the manager, well up until today our recent form over the last ten games hasn't been outstanding including a string of 1-0 defeats which we could have done without. Today I'm very pleased as we won and hope more wins come in the New Year as this side settles, but Bostocks loan runs out in January and I am hopeful we can extend it. The January window, as with many teams, will decide our season, especially if we get some money, and that IF maybe the deciding factor on many fronts as I see things right now. What we want and what we may get could be poles apart, I sincerely hope not.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Just listened to the PDC post-match interview again. It's hard to see how he and Bodin can both stay at the club unless somebody builds a bridge between them. When Sir William Patey was appointed I had a concern that, as a non-executive chairman, he would not be around very often to provide a link between PDC and the board. That concern now seems well founded. PDC said there's no longer a point of reference. Maybe there is an element of bitterness because of his friend JW's sacking but that is neither here nor there. The chairman must make himself available - now. Otherwise we will head into deep sh1t. . Very disturbing to hear of the Wilson rabble damaging a hotel, the club being fined £5,000 and the police getting involved. It's now clear that those players were completely out of control. "Don't worry Mr Chairman, we'll win the next two games." Yeah, right.[/p][/quote]Den, I can see your mind set and there does seem to be a gap now between manager and chairman. The removal of Wray was for reasons various but a few of us said at the time it left the manager isolated. I hoped that Patey would build bridges but my information is he is very busy on the redevelopment front and talking to potential investors. Ouir manager is Italian and very out spoken, he and Wray are still very close friends and Wray still comes to home games, I don't know about the aways.I think our manager somehow feels devalued or cheated on by Wrays removal, we will know what and when maybe when he decides to leave, until then all we can do is guess. Jock/malkym, I don't think I've been any harsher than your constant tirade against Collins and Williams, in fact from chastising Williams some time ago I'm now convinced his input is first class and would play him as a winger, because he is very good as a wide man, superb in fact. Collins will get better. As goes praise for the manager, well up until today our recent form over the last ten games hasn't been outstanding including a string of 1-0 defeats which we could have done without. Today I'm very pleased as we won and hope more wins come in the New Year as this side settles, but Bostocks loan runs out in January and I am hopeful we can extend it. The January window, as with many teams, will decide our season, especially if we get some money, and that IF maybe the deciding factor on many fronts as I see things right now. What we want and what we may get could be poles apart, I sincerely hope not. the wizard

8:51pm Sat 15 Dec 12

Oxon-Red says...

CAROLYN1962 wrote:
DarrenSTFCRomain wrote: HA HA WHO NEEDS CADDIS WHEN WE HAVE NATHAN THOMPSON ..LOL
IS THIS THE SAME NATHAN THOMPSON THAT HAS COME THROUGH PAUL BODIN YOUTH SYSTEM?THE SAME SYSTEM THAT PDC SAID WAS NOT GOOD AND NOT FIT FOR PURPOSE.TELL YOU WHAT PDC IF YOU DONT THINK THE YOUTH SYSTEM IS UP TO IT THEN DONT PLAY THEM OR MAYBE YOUR THE FOOL AND THERE ARE SOME REALLY GOOD YOUNGSTERS OUT THERE.
Why is everyone shouting ??

PB has done a good job but in most systems there is always room for improvement.

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]CAROLYN1962[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DarrenSTFCRomain[/bold] wrote: HA HA WHO NEEDS CADDIS WHEN WE HAVE NATHAN THOMPSON ..LOL[/p][/quote]IS THIS THE SAME NATHAN THOMPSON THAT HAS COME THROUGH PAUL BODIN YOUTH SYSTEM?THE SAME SYSTEM THAT PDC SAID WAS NOT GOOD AND NOT FIT FOR PURPOSE.TELL YOU WHAT PDC IF YOU DONT THINK THE YOUTH SYSTEM IS UP TO IT THEN DONT PLAY THEM OR MAYBE YOUR THE FOOL AND THERE ARE SOME REALLY GOOD YOUNGSTERS OUT THERE.[/p][/quote]Why is everyone shouting ?? PB has done a good job but in most systems there is always room for improvement. COYMR Oxon-Red

9:06pm Sat 15 Dec 12

california andy says...

I found the last bit of PDC's comment a bit worrisome. JWray's departure was most unfortunate - best chairman we've had in the 55 years I've been supporting the Town by a country mile. And it sounds as though our diplomatic friend is far too busy with the commercial side to bother developing a relationship with his manager, let alone with the fans. We all suspect that Jeremy got the heave-ho because Andrew Black saw him as too close to Paolo, too careless with the money, and not focused enough on the commercial side. Too bad the powers that be didn't just hire someone to deal with the redevelopment, and put a leash on spending, while leaving JWray in place. As it is, the strained relationsship between our manager and the board doesn't bode well for the future. Hope I'm wrong, and in any event, great three points today.
I found the last bit of PDC's comment a bit worrisome. JWray's departure was most unfortunate - best chairman we've had in the 55 years I've been supporting the Town by a country mile. And it sounds as though our diplomatic friend is far too busy with the commercial side to bother developing a relationship with his manager, let alone with the fans. We all suspect that Jeremy got the heave-ho because Andrew Black saw him as too close to Paolo, too careless with the money, and not focused enough on the commercial side. Too bad the powers that be didn't just hire someone to deal with the redevelopment, and put a leash on spending, while leaving JWray in place. As it is, the strained relationsship between our manager and the board doesn't bode well for the future. Hope I'm wrong, and in any event, great three points today. california andy

9:09pm Sat 15 Dec 12

the wizard says...

Andy there is a consultancy running the design aspect of the redevelopment and involved in the ongoing talks with SBC as well as employees of the club.
Andy there is a consultancy running the design aspect of the redevelopment and involved in the ongoing talks with SBC as well as employees of the club. the wizard

10:15pm Sat 15 Dec 12

southside7 says...

Brilliant post match interview. Reminds me of interview Mourinho gave just after sacking at Chelsea, incredibly passionate stuff. With the Rome thing clarified and massive credit and respect for that, totally unprecedented, it's days like this that some of us that criticise him will jump for joy and say ...yes..he 'is' a 'special' one and maybe we've got it wrong about him. But in the same instance I still really fear that he could be doing irrepairable damage to the club. Paolo v Bodin ..... it really worries me.
Brilliant post match interview. Reminds me of interview Mourinho gave just after sacking at Chelsea, incredibly passionate stuff. With the Rome thing clarified and massive credit and respect for that, totally unprecedented, it's days like this that some of us that criticise him will jump for joy and say ...yes..he 'is' a 'special' one and maybe we've got it wrong about him. But in the same instance I still really fear that he could be doing irrepairable damage to the club. Paolo v Bodin ..... it really worries me. southside7

10:31pm Sat 15 Dec 12

Oi Den! says...

southside, I think your post sums up the enigma that is PDC. He can be inspirational one minute and have you banging your head against the wall the next. You and I seem to be on the same wavelength, not for the first time. Something has got to give at the club. I don't know where the Chairman is now but I would hope he'll be at the County Ground in the very near future.
southside, I think your post sums up the enigma that is PDC. He can be inspirational one minute and have you banging your head against the wall the next. You and I seem to be on the same wavelength, not for the first time. Something has got to give at the club. I don't know where the Chairman is now but I would hope he'll be at the County Ground in the very near future. Oi Den!

10:55pm Sat 15 Dec 12

Okus Road says...

I think Friday night could be a turning point for our season, a good win over the league leaders will set us up for 2013 to go on and win the league.
From all the posts about Paolo, which IMO the vast majority support him we need to really get behind the team, whichever eleven start and also show our support to one of the best, if not the best, manager we have had.
With Paolo pulling this club along (by the throat!) he will take us to the next level and when he leaves (not too soon please) we will be a more professional club and able to challenge at whatever level we are competing at.
I think Friday night could be a turning point for our season, a good win over the league leaders will set us up for 2013 to go on and win the league. From all the posts about Paolo, which IMO the vast majority support him we need to really get behind the team, whichever eleven start and also show our support to one of the best, if not the best, manager we have had. With Paolo pulling this club along (by the throat!) he will take us to the next level and when he leaves (not too soon please) we will be a more professional club and able to challenge at whatever level we are competing at. Okus Road

11:19pm Sat 15 Dec 12

southside7 says...

Oi Den! wrote:
southside, I think your post sums up the enigma that is PDC. He can be inspirational one minute and have you banging your head against the wall the next. You and I seem to be on the same wavelength, not for the first time. Something has got to give at the club. I don't know where the Chairman is now but I would hope he'll be at the County Ground in the very near future.
Yes, lack of Patey interviews lately and the digs towards him from Paolo are very reminiscent of Paolo's previous fallouts with clubs, particularly Celtic where he said he could no longer work with traitors or something of that ilk. We may be heading for a big showdown of some sort and with the Tranmere game being one of the biggest of the season it could be one hell of a ride this week.....breathtakin
g stuff.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: southside, I think your post sums up the enigma that is PDC. He can be inspirational one minute and have you banging your head against the wall the next. You and I seem to be on the same wavelength, not for the first time. Something has got to give at the club. I don't know where the Chairman is now but I would hope he'll be at the County Ground in the very near future.[/p][/quote]Yes, lack of Patey interviews lately and the digs towards him from Paolo are very reminiscent of Paolo's previous fallouts with clubs, particularly Celtic where he said he could no longer work with traitors or something of that ilk. We may be heading for a big showdown of some sort and with the Tranmere game being one of the biggest of the season it could be one hell of a ride this week.....breathtakin g stuff. southside7

11:26pm Sat 15 Dec 12

joey butler says...

We will lose 0-3 on Friday, promotion will be a distant memory, PDC will have no option but to resign because he cannot sign a goalscorer to save his life!

And if I am wrong, I will happily show my arse in Burtons window and you can all queue up to laugh!
We will lose 0-3 on Friday, promotion will be a distant memory, PDC will have no option but to resign because he cannot sign a goalscorer to save his life! And if I am wrong, I will happily show my arse in Burtons window and you can all queue up to laugh! joey butler

11:43pm Sat 15 Dec 12

red white says...

We will win......

We will be champions.

Believe or die.

Championes remember x
We will win...... We will be champions. Believe or die. Championes remember x red white

11:43pm Sat 15 Dec 12

red white says...

We will win......

We will be champions.

Believe or die.

Championes remember x
We will win...... We will be champions. Believe or die. Championes remember x red white

1:04am Sun 16 Dec 12

dreamofacleansheet2 says...

Grim, et al 11/8 Coral's offered on is today. Giving money away at Christmas. Only flinched when I had the bet.

Gap now 5 points to the top, half that of last year mid January. We are winning this league but tonight I can't be bothered to try and convince the non believers.....
Grim, et al 11/8 Coral's offered on is today. Giving money away at Christmas. Only flinched when I had the bet. Gap now 5 points to the top, half that of last year mid January. We are winning this league but tonight I can't be bothered to try and convince the non believers..... dreamofacleansheet2

1:46am Sun 16 Dec 12

mancrobin says...

dreamofacleansheet2 wrote:
Grim, et al 11/8 Coral's offered on is today. Giving money away at Christmas. Only flinched when I had the bet.

Gap now 5 points to the top, half that of last year mid January. We are winning this league but tonight I can't be bothered to try and convince the non believers.....
Dreamo, I've already got the bet on and on today's dispaly I won't be screwing up my ticket.

We looked a country mile above Oldham and it was puzzling how they have done so well recently.

I totally agree that Paolo can get us up with this squad. If only he would stick to that objective?

His post match interview on the BBC was very accurate and measured. So, please Paolo, just leave it at that and not all the other rubbish about 'hostile environments' and taking a pop a the youth team. Why do this?

I just don't understand the point he is trying to make?

On the basis of today's performance and Paolo's post match interview I would happily jump back into the Paolo camp. But there seems to be a war of attrition going on withn the club. That's what is worrying us all.

Time for others at the club to say their peice me thinks or, indeed, as many of the posters on here think, let Paolo get on with it.
[quote][p][bold]dreamofacleansheet2[/bold] wrote: Grim, et al 11/8 Coral's offered on is today. Giving money away at Christmas. Only flinched when I had the bet. Gap now 5 points to the top, half that of last year mid January. We are winning this league but tonight I can't be bothered to try and convince the non believers.....[/p][/quote]Dreamo, I've already got the bet on and on today's dispaly I won't be screwing up my ticket. We looked a country mile above Oldham and it was puzzling how they have done so well recently. I totally agree that Paolo can get us up with this squad. If only he would stick to that objective? His post match interview on the BBC was very accurate and measured. So, please Paolo, just leave it at that and not all the other rubbish about 'hostile environments' and taking a pop a the youth team. Why do this? I just don't understand the point he is trying to make? On the basis of today's performance and Paolo's post match interview I would happily jump back into the Paolo camp. But there seems to be a war of attrition going on withn the club. That's what is worrying us all. Time for others at the club to say their peice me thinks or, indeed, as many of the posters on here think, let Paolo get on with it. mancrobin

2:05am Sun 16 Dec 12

the wizard says...

mancrobin wrote:
dreamofacleansheet2 wrote:
Grim, et al 11/8 Coral's offered on is today. Giving money away at Christmas. Only flinched when I had the bet.

Gap now 5 points to the top, half that of last year mid January. We are winning this league but tonight I can't be bothered to try and convince the non believers.....
Dreamo, I've already got the bet on and on today's dispaly I won't be screwing up my ticket.

We looked a country mile above Oldham and it was puzzling how they have done so well recently.

I totally agree that Paolo can get us up with this squad. If only he would stick to that objective?

His post match interview on the BBC was very accurate and measured. So, please Paolo, just leave it at that and not all the other rubbish about 'hostile environments' and taking a pop a the youth team. Why do this?

I just don't understand the point he is trying to make?

On the basis of today's performance and Paolo's post match interview I would happily jump back into the Paolo camp. But there seems to be a war of attrition going on withn the club. That's what is worrying us all.

Time for others at the club to say their peice me thinks or, indeed, as many of the posters on here think, let Paolo get on with it.
I think he wants Bodin out so he can appoint his choice in there instead so giving him greater control, its all politics.
If he got that he would have a big stick to shake at the board, the big obstacle being, Bodin is very well thought of at board level.
In the "rant" earlier in the week our manager spoke of his deliberation over leaving, but its not clear as to whether the choice was offered by the board, if it was did they have somebody lined up to step in. A lot of politics right now as January approaches, and he has had his budget, so what next ? Its OK to say we will have "Austin money", but how much and when, if Austin doesn't go until late in the window, then all the better choices will have gone and the donkeys will be left. That puts any manager in a difficult situation, let alone one with an eye on promotion.
The next two weeks could be very interesting, but all the public rants are surely not doing his CV any good at all, despite his better side.
[quote][p][bold]mancrobin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dreamofacleansheet2[/bold] wrote: Grim, et al 11/8 Coral's offered on is today. Giving money away at Christmas. Only flinched when I had the bet. Gap now 5 points to the top, half that of last year mid January. We are winning this league but tonight I can't be bothered to try and convince the non believers.....[/p][/quote]Dreamo, I've already got the bet on and on today's dispaly I won't be screwing up my ticket. We looked a country mile above Oldham and it was puzzling how they have done so well recently. I totally agree that Paolo can get us up with this squad. If only he would stick to that objective? His post match interview on the BBC was very accurate and measured. So, please Paolo, just leave it at that and not all the other rubbish about 'hostile environments' and taking a pop a the youth team. Why do this? I just don't understand the point he is trying to make? On the basis of today's performance and Paolo's post match interview I would happily jump back into the Paolo camp. But there seems to be a war of attrition going on withn the club. That's what is worrying us all. Time for others at the club to say their peice me thinks or, indeed, as many of the posters on here think, let Paolo get on with it.[/p][/quote]I think he wants Bodin out so he can appoint his choice in there instead so giving him greater control, its all politics. If he got that he would have a big stick to shake at the board, the big obstacle being, Bodin is very well thought of at board level. In the "rant" earlier in the week our manager spoke of his deliberation over leaving, but its not clear as to whether the choice was offered by the board, if it was did they have somebody lined up to step in. A lot of politics right now as January approaches, and he has had his budget, so what next ? Its OK to say we will have "Austin money", but how much and when, if Austin doesn't go until late in the window, then all the better choices will have gone and the donkeys will be left. That puts any manager in a difficult situation, let alone one with an eye on promotion. The next two weeks could be very interesting, but all the public rants are surely not doing his CV any good at all, despite his better side. the wizard

8:02am Sun 16 Dec 12

jayden says...

Getting realy feed up with a few on here we won 2-o pdc gets us free m.i and some are still snipping.Dont worry about P BODIN if some of you cared that much about him you might get your arse down to the ground and watch the youth i think you will find that D .Byrne did all the work ,as he was here for 6 years and now doing a good job at shefield wednesday. When pdc goes we can go back to the old ways then some of you will be happy and ,hey have lots to moan about.
Getting realy feed up with a few on here we won 2-o pdc gets us free m.i and some are still snipping.Dont worry about P BODIN if some of you cared that much about him you might get your arse down to the ground and watch the youth i think you will find that D .Byrne did all the work ,as he was here for 6 years and now doing a good job at shefield wednesday. When pdc goes we can go back to the old ways then some of you will be happy and ,hey have lots to moan about. jayden

8:24am Sun 16 Dec 12

red white says...

Now we'll batter the scousers next at the CG under the floodlights and we'll all be singing merrily on a high.

Get them floodlights on!
Now we'll batter the scousers next at the CG under the floodlights and we'll all be singing merrily on a high. Get them floodlights on! red white

10:09am Sun 16 Dec 12

red white says...

mancrobin wrote:
dreamofacleansheet2 wrote:
Grim, et al 11/8 Coral's offered on is today. Giving money away at Christmas. Only flinched when I had the bet.

Gap now 5 points to the top, half that of last year mid January. We are winning this league but tonight I can't be bothered to try and convince the non believers.....
Dreamo, I've already got the bet on and on today's dispaly I won't be screwing up my ticket.

We looked a country mile above Oldham and it was puzzling how they have done so well recently.

I totally agree that Paolo can get us up with this squad. If only he would stick to that objective?

His post match interview on the BBC was very accurate and measured. So, please Paolo, just leave it at that and not all the other rubbish about 'hostile environments' and taking a pop a the youth team. Why do this?

I just don't understand the point he is trying to make?

On the basis of today's performance and Paolo's post match interview I would happily jump back into the Paolo camp. But there seems to be a war of attrition going on withn the club. That's what is worrying us all.

Time for others at the club to say their peice me thinks or, indeed, as many of the posters on here think, let Paolo get on with it.
He does what he wants.

Paolo rules.

Ciao!
[quote][p][bold]mancrobin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dreamofacleansheet2[/bold] wrote: Grim, et al 11/8 Coral's offered on is today. Giving money away at Christmas. Only flinched when I had the bet. Gap now 5 points to the top, half that of last year mid January. We are winning this league but tonight I can't be bothered to try and convince the non believers.....[/p][/quote]Dreamo, I've already got the bet on and on today's dispaly I won't be screwing up my ticket. We looked a country mile above Oldham and it was puzzling how they have done so well recently. I totally agree that Paolo can get us up with this squad. If only he would stick to that objective? His post match interview on the BBC was very accurate and measured. So, please Paolo, just leave it at that and not all the other rubbish about 'hostile environments' and taking a pop a the youth team. Why do this? I just don't understand the point he is trying to make? On the basis of today's performance and Paolo's post match interview I would happily jump back into the Paolo camp. But there seems to be a war of attrition going on withn the club. That's what is worrying us all. Time for others at the club to say their peice me thinks or, indeed, as many of the posters on here think, let Paolo get on with it.[/p][/quote]He does what he wants. Paolo rules. Ciao! red white

10:44am Sun 16 Dec 12

Malkym says...

the wizard wrote:
Oi Den! wrote: Just listened to the PDC post-match interview again. It's hard to see how he and Bodin can both stay at the club unless somebody builds a bridge between them. When Sir William Patey was appointed I had a concern that, as a non-executive chairman, he would not be around very often to provide a link between PDC and the board. That concern now seems well founded. PDC said there's no longer a point of reference. Maybe there is an element of bitterness because of his friend JW's sacking but that is neither here nor there. The chairman must make himself available - now. Otherwise we will head into deep sh1t. . Very disturbing to hear of the Wilson rabble damaging a hotel, the club being fined £5,000 and the police getting involved. It's now clear that those players were completely out of control. "Don't worry Mr Chairman, we'll win the next two games." Yeah, right.
Den, I can see your mind set and there does seem to be a gap now between manager and chairman. The removal of Wray was for reasons various but a few of us said at the time it left the manager isolated. I hoped that Patey would build bridges but my information is he is very busy on the redevelopment front and talking to potential investors. Ouir manager is Italian and very out spoken, he and Wray are still very close friends and Wray still comes to home games, I don't know about the aways.I think our manager somehow feels devalued or cheated on by Wrays removal, we will know what and when maybe when he decides to leave, until then all we can do is guess. Jock/malkym, I don't think I've been any harsher than your constant tirade against Collins and Williams, in fact from chastising Williams some time ago I'm now convinced his input is first class and would play him as a winger, because he is very good as a wide man, superb in fact. Collins will get better. As goes praise for the manager, well up until today our recent form over the last ten games hasn't been outstanding including a string of 1-0 defeats which we could have done without. Today I'm very pleased as we won and hope more wins come in the New Year as this side settles, but Bostocks loan runs out in January and I am hopeful we can extend it. The January window, as with many teams, will decide our season, especially if we get some money, and that IF maybe the deciding factor on many fronts as I see things right now. What we want and what we may get could be poles apart, I sincerely hope not.
Constant tirade? why aren't you berating Grim for the same reasons then? Fact - they're both not good enough IMO and if my maths is right haven't reached double figures between them? (league im talking about). Afraid I don't see Williams as a winger and to me you contradict yourself - the string of 1-0 defeats? Well if WC had had their shooting boots on they wouldn't have been losses would they?

Still happy to be proved wrong, but the clock is surely ticking for them both, and also Martin to date doesn't appear to be the answer? Don't buy "well they hit the post 3 times" a miss is a miss. Williams is incapable of taking on the keeper in one to ones -and I'm not the only one who has made that comment on here.
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Just listened to the PDC post-match interview again. It's hard to see how he and Bodin can both stay at the club unless somebody builds a bridge between them. When Sir William Patey was appointed I had a concern that, as a non-executive chairman, he would not be around very often to provide a link between PDC and the board. That concern now seems well founded. PDC said there's no longer a point of reference. Maybe there is an element of bitterness because of his friend JW's sacking but that is neither here nor there. The chairman must make himself available - now. Otherwise we will head into deep sh1t. . Very disturbing to hear of the Wilson rabble damaging a hotel, the club being fined £5,000 and the police getting involved. It's now clear that those players were completely out of control. "Don't worry Mr Chairman, we'll win the next two games." Yeah, right.[/p][/quote]Den, I can see your mind set and there does seem to be a gap now between manager and chairman. The removal of Wray was for reasons various but a few of us said at the time it left the manager isolated. I hoped that Patey would build bridges but my information is he is very busy on the redevelopment front and talking to potential investors. Ouir manager is Italian and very out spoken, he and Wray are still very close friends and Wray still comes to home games, I don't know about the aways.I think our manager somehow feels devalued or cheated on by Wrays removal, we will know what and when maybe when he decides to leave, until then all we can do is guess. Jock/malkym, I don't think I've been any harsher than your constant tirade against Collins and Williams, in fact from chastising Williams some time ago I'm now convinced his input is first class and would play him as a winger, because he is very good as a wide man, superb in fact. Collins will get better. As goes praise for the manager, well up until today our recent form over the last ten games hasn't been outstanding including a string of 1-0 defeats which we could have done without. Today I'm very pleased as we won and hope more wins come in the New Year as this side settles, but Bostocks loan runs out in January and I am hopeful we can extend it. The January window, as with many teams, will decide our season, especially if we get some money, and that IF maybe the deciding factor on many fronts as I see things right now. What we want and what we may get could be poles apart, I sincerely hope not.[/p][/quote]Constant tirade? why aren't you berating Grim for the same reasons then? Fact - they're both not good enough IMO and if my maths is right haven't reached double figures between them? (league im talking about). Afraid I don't see Williams as a winger and to me you contradict yourself - the string of 1-0 defeats? Well if WC had had their shooting boots on they wouldn't have been losses would they? Still happy to be proved wrong, but the clock is surely ticking for them both, and also Martin to date doesn't appear to be the answer? Don't buy "well they hit the post 3 times" a miss is a miss. Williams is incapable of taking on the keeper in one to ones -and I'm not the only one who has made that comment on here. Malkym

11:06am Sun 16 Dec 12

Oi Den! says...

jayden wrote:
Getting realy feed up with a few on here we won 2-o pdc gets us free m.i and some are still snipping.Dont worry about P BODIN if some of you cared that much about him you might get your arse down to the ground and watch the youth i think you will find that D .Byrne did all the work ,as he was here for 6 years and now doing a good job at shefield wednesday. When pdc goes we can go back to the old ways then some of you will be happy and ,hey have lots to moan about.
jayden, the real concern (from my point of view anyway) is not for Paul Bodin but for the club. You have a much better idea than me about his managing and coaching achievements. I don't know whether he's brilliant, useless or somewhere in between. I think some people will take his side regardless of what they know (or don't know), and some people will never hear a word against PDC.
The only thing I am convinced of is the need to get the problem resolved quickly. It's a recipe for disaster to have the first team manager and the youth team coach at loggerheads.
[quote][p][bold]jayden[/bold] wrote: Getting realy feed up with a few on here we won 2-o pdc gets us free m.i and some are still snipping.Dont worry about P BODIN if some of you cared that much about him you might get your arse down to the ground and watch the youth i think you will find that D .Byrne did all the work ,as he was here for 6 years and now doing a good job at shefield wednesday. When pdc goes we can go back to the old ways then some of you will be happy and ,hey have lots to moan about.[/p][/quote]jayden, the real concern (from my point of view anyway) is not for Paul Bodin but for the club. You have a much better idea than me about his managing and coaching achievements. I don't know whether he's brilliant, useless or somewhere in between. I think some people will take his side regardless of what they know (or don't know), and some people will never hear a word against PDC. The only thing I am convinced of is the need to get the problem resolved quickly. It's a recipe for disaster to have the first team manager and the youth team coach at loggerheads. Oi Den!

11:11am Sun 16 Dec 12

the wizard says...

Malkym,

I know they are not scoring, and I totally accept that, but, I still think things can pan out given a longer run in the team. The manager that so many adore also sees that obviously, or he wouldn't be playing them now would he. Up till now I agree, their goal scoring has been dour, but most agree that Williams brings a lot more to the game than just being the goalscorer. Collins is still finding his feet, and with the almost constant rotation of faces around him the guy doesn't know what to expect. I suspect our manager will either stick with them in January or both will be shipped out, but January is notorious as being the time when most clubs want to keep their best players, so what would we get or better still who ?
I'm not convinced by Martin and Hollands as I've only seen bits of them in the period they have been here, too early to judge.
Any road, I'm busy now for a bit, looking forwards to Friday, lots to do today, so I'll leave it there for now.


BTW, Have A Good Christmas, whether we agree on the footie or not, I bear no ill feelings we are all Town and Football supporters and want the same thing irrespective of which club we follow.
Malkym, I know they are not scoring, and I totally accept that, but, I still think things can pan out given a longer run in the team. The manager that so many adore also sees that obviously, or he wouldn't be playing them now would he. Up till now I agree, their goal scoring has been dour, but most agree that Williams brings a lot more to the game than just being the goalscorer. Collins is still finding his feet, and with the almost constant rotation of faces around him the guy doesn't know what to expect. I suspect our manager will either stick with them in January or both will be shipped out, but January is notorious as being the time when most clubs want to keep their best players, so what would we get or better still who ? I'm not convinced by Martin and Hollands as I've only seen bits of them in the period they have been here, too early to judge. Any road, I'm busy now for a bit, looking forwards to Friday, lots to do today, so I'll leave it there for now. BTW, Have A Good Christmas, whether we agree on the footie or not, I bear no ill feelings we are all Town and Football supporters and want the same thing irrespective of which club we follow. the wizard

11:41am Sun 16 Dec 12

Oi Den! says...

Wiz, I agree with you. If Williams and Collins were making minimal contributions - like, say, Pericard or Magera - I wouldn't hesitate to agree with Malk, but they're not. They run their socks off and they help us to keep or win the ball, contributing hugely to our good defensive record. The service to them has not been good generally so far this season. I don't think either of them has missed that many really good chances.
.
We have a decent squad but have underperformed on too many occasions this season. I can't help thinking that this is because of the problems behind the scenes and the lack of a settled side. If Sir William gets his finger out quickly, I believe we will become more consistent - and Malk's gruesome twosome's goal return will improve.
.
Malk, I'll be in touch about golf (23rd)later today or tomorrow. Timings should be sorted out today. Let me know if you can't make it or don't fancy it. Apologies to everyone else for hijacking this forum!
Wiz, I agree with you. If Williams and Collins were making minimal contributions - like, say, Pericard or Magera - I wouldn't hesitate to agree with Malk, but they're not. They run their socks off and they help us to keep or win the ball, contributing hugely to our good defensive record. The service to them has not been good generally so far this season. I don't think either of them has missed that many really good chances. . We have a decent squad but have underperformed on too many occasions this season. I can't help thinking that this is because of the problems behind the scenes and the lack of a settled side. If Sir William gets his finger out quickly, I believe we will become more consistent - and Malk's gruesome twosome's goal return will improve. . Malk, I'll be in touch about golf (23rd)later today or tomorrow. Timings should be sorted out today. Let me know if you can't make it or don't fancy it. Apologies to everyone else for hijacking this forum! Oi Den!

11:55am Sun 16 Dec 12

Robinonfire says...

We will not win L1 with Williams and Collins up front.

If PDC plays Martin Storey De VIta the only way is up.
We will not win L1 with Williams and Collins up front. If PDC plays Martin Storey De VIta the only way is up. Robinonfire

11:56am Sun 16 Dec 12

the wizard says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Wiz, I agree with you. If Williams and Collins were making minimal contributions - like, say, Pericard or Magera - I wouldn't hesitate to agree with Malk, but they're not. They run their socks off and they help us to keep or win the ball, contributing hugely to our good defensive record. The service to them has not been good generally so far this season. I don't think either of them has missed that many really good chances.
.
We have a decent squad but have underperformed on too many occasions this season. I can't help thinking that this is because of the problems behind the scenes and the lack of a settled side. If Sir William gets his finger out quickly, I believe we will become more consistent - and Malk's gruesome twosome's goal return will improve.
.
Malk, I'll be in touch about golf (23rd)later today or tomorrow. Timings should be sorted out today. Let me know if you can't make it or don't fancy it. Apologies to everyone else for hijacking this forum!
Den,
Thanks for that, as a point of debate and nothing else, I'd rather keep Collins and Williams as opposed to Miller and Navarro. Thoughts ??
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Wiz, I agree with you. If Williams and Collins were making minimal contributions - like, say, Pericard or Magera - I wouldn't hesitate to agree with Malk, but they're not. They run their socks off and they help us to keep or win the ball, contributing hugely to our good defensive record. The service to them has not been good generally so far this season. I don't think either of them has missed that many really good chances. . We have a decent squad but have underperformed on too many occasions this season. I can't help thinking that this is because of the problems behind the scenes and the lack of a settled side. If Sir William gets his finger out quickly, I believe we will become more consistent - and Malk's gruesome twosome's goal return will improve. . Malk, I'll be in touch about golf (23rd)later today or tomorrow. Timings should be sorted out today. Let me know if you can't make it or don't fancy it. Apologies to everyone else for hijacking this forum![/p][/quote]Den, Thanks for that, as a point of debate and nothing else, I'd rather keep Collins and Williams as opposed to Miller and Navarro. Thoughts ?? the wizard

12:28pm Sun 16 Dec 12

Oi Den! says...

Yep - if it was a choice between the two pairs, I'd keep Collins and Williams any day. Not been too impressed with either Miller or Navarro but I know PDC rates them highly, especially Miller.
Yep - if it was a choice between the two pairs, I'd keep Collins and Williams any day. Not been too impressed with either Miller or Navarro but I know PDC rates them highly, especially Miller. Oi Den!

1:01pm Sun 16 Dec 12

Davey Gravey says...

Di canio has shunned bodin since he arrived here. He was already here and not di canios choice. Been treated like **** and doesn't deserve to be. That said di canio is the boss so things need to change.
Di canio has shunned bodin since he arrived here. He was already here and not di canios choice. Been treated like **** and doesn't deserve to be. That said di canio is the boss so things need to change. Davey Gravey

1:13pm Sun 16 Dec 12

smirg kcab says...

Get
Mcgoldrick NOW

Or sue if anyone can find her

Onwards and upwards
Get Mcgoldrick NOW Or sue if anyone can find her Onwards and upwards smirg kcab

1:51pm Sun 16 Dec 12

DarrenSTFCRomain says...

Oxon-Red wrote:
CAROLYN1962 wrote:
DarrenSTFCRomain wrote: HA HA WHO NEEDS CADDIS WHEN WE HAVE NATHAN THOMPSON ..LOL
IS THIS THE SAME NATHAN THOMPSON THAT HAS COME THROUGH PAUL BODIN YOUTH SYSTEM?THE SAME SYSTEM THAT PDC SAID WAS NOT GOOD AND NOT FIT FOR PURPOSE.TELL YOU WHAT PDC IF YOU DONT THINK THE YOUTH SYSTEM IS UP TO IT THEN DONT PLAY THEM OR MAYBE YOUR THE FOOL AND THERE ARE SOME REALLY GOOD YOUNGSTERS OUT THERE.
Why is everyone shouting ?? PB has done a good job but in most systems there is always room for improvement. COYMR
YES IT IS THE SAME
NATHAN THOMPSON THAT CAME THROUGH ARE SHAT YOUTH SYSTEM...
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Oxen-Red
I WAS NOT SHOUTING I WAS SINGING AS I WAS HAPPY WITH THE WIN..
[quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CAROLYN1962[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DarrenSTFCRomain[/bold] wrote: HA HA WHO NEEDS CADDIS WHEN WE HAVE NATHAN THOMPSON ..LOL[/p][/quote]IS THIS THE SAME NATHAN THOMPSON THAT HAS COME THROUGH PAUL BODIN YOUTH SYSTEM?THE SAME SYSTEM THAT PDC SAID WAS NOT GOOD AND NOT FIT FOR PURPOSE.TELL YOU WHAT PDC IF YOU DONT THINK THE YOUTH SYSTEM IS UP TO IT THEN DONT PLAY THEM OR MAYBE YOUR THE FOOL AND THERE ARE SOME REALLY GOOD YOUNGSTERS OUT THERE.[/p][/quote]Why is everyone shouting ?? PB has done a good job but in most systems there is always room for improvement. COYMR[/p][/quote]YES IT IS THE SAME NATHAN THOMPSON THAT CAME THROUGH ARE SHAT YOUTH SYSTEM... -------------------- -------------------- ------------- Oxen-Red I WAS NOT SHOUTING I WAS SINGING AS I WAS HAPPY WITH THE WIN.. DarrenSTFCRomain

2:24pm Sun 16 Dec 12

jayden says...

Oi Den! wrote:
jayden wrote:
Getting realy feed up with a few on here we won 2-o pdc gets us free m.i and some are still snipping.Dont worry about P BODIN if some of you cared that much about him you might get your arse down to the ground and watch the youth i think you will find that D .Byrne did all the work ,as he was here for 6 years and now doing a good job at shefield wednesday. When pdc goes we can go back to the old ways then some of you will be happy and ,hey have lots to moan about.
jayden, the real concern (from my point of view anyway) is not for Paul Bodin but for the club. You have a much better idea than me about his managing and coaching achievements. I don't know whether he's brilliant, useless or somewhere in between. I think some people will take his side regardless of what they know (or don't know), and some people will never hear a word against PDC.
The only thing I am convinced of is the need to get the problem resolved quickly. It's a recipe for disaster to have the first team manager and the youth team coach at loggerheads.
Den it will be sorted in the next few months as P.Bodin contract expires on 30 of june and remember it was given to him by J.W he had no contract before that .
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jayden[/bold] wrote: Getting realy feed up with a few on here we won 2-o pdc gets us free m.i and some are still snipping.Dont worry about P BODIN if some of you cared that much about him you might get your arse down to the ground and watch the youth i think you will find that D .Byrne did all the work ,as he was here for 6 years and now doing a good job at shefield wednesday. When pdc goes we can go back to the old ways then some of you will be happy and ,hey have lots to moan about.[/p][/quote]jayden, the real concern (from my point of view anyway) is not for Paul Bodin but for the club. You have a much better idea than me about his managing and coaching achievements. I don't know whether he's brilliant, useless or somewhere in between. I think some people will take his side regardless of what they know (or don't know), and some people will never hear a word against PDC. The only thing I am convinced of is the need to get the problem resolved quickly. It's a recipe for disaster to have the first team manager and the youth team coach at loggerheads.[/p][/quote]Den it will be sorted in the next few months as P.Bodin contract expires on 30 of june and remember it was given to him by J.W he had no contract before that . jayden

3:58pm Sun 16 Dec 12

Oi Den! says...

jayden wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
jayden wrote:
Getting realy feed up with a few on here we won 2-o pdc gets us free m.i and some are still snipping.Dont worry about P BODIN if some of you cared that much about him you might get your arse down to the ground and watch the youth i think you will find that D .Byrne did all the work ,as he was here for 6 years and now doing a good job at shefield wednesday. When pdc goes we can go back to the old ways then some of you will be happy and ,hey have lots to moan about.
jayden, the real concern (from my point of view anyway) is not for Paul Bodin but for the club. You have a much better idea than me about his managing and coaching achievements. I don't know whether he's brilliant, useless or somewhere in between. I think some people will take his side regardless of what they know (or don't know), and some people will never hear a word against PDC.
The only thing I am convinced of is the need to get the problem resolved quickly. It's a recipe for disaster to have the first team manager and the youth team coach at loggerheads.
Den it will be sorted in the next few months as P.Bodin contract expires on 30 of june and remember it was given to him by J.W he had no contract before that .
I suppose we've coped OK so far but can't help thinking we'd be doing even better with a happy ship, so I reckon it would be better if it was sorted sooner than in a few months. I imagine it was a condition of PDC getting the job that PB was kept on as youth team coach.
[quote][p][bold]jayden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jayden[/bold] wrote: Getting realy feed up with a few on here we won 2-o pdc gets us free m.i and some are still snipping.Dont worry about P BODIN if some of you cared that much about him you might get your arse down to the ground and watch the youth i think you will find that D .Byrne did all the work ,as he was here for 6 years and now doing a good job at shefield wednesday. When pdc goes we can go back to the old ways then some of you will be happy and ,hey have lots to moan about.[/p][/quote]jayden, the real concern (from my point of view anyway) is not for Paul Bodin but for the club. You have a much better idea than me about his managing and coaching achievements. I don't know whether he's brilliant, useless or somewhere in between. I think some people will take his side regardless of what they know (or don't know), and some people will never hear a word against PDC. The only thing I am convinced of is the need to get the problem resolved quickly. It's a recipe for disaster to have the first team manager and the youth team coach at loggerheads.[/p][/quote]Den it will be sorted in the next few months as P.Bodin contract expires on 30 of june and remember it was given to him by J.W he had no contract before that .[/p][/quote]I suppose we've coped OK so far but can't help thinking we'd be doing even better with a happy ship, so I reckon it would be better if it was sorted sooner than in a few months. I imagine it was a condition of PDC getting the job that PB was kept on as youth team coach. Oi Den!

4:02pm Sun 16 Dec 12

billbst says...

jayden wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
jayden wrote:
Getting realy feed up with a few on here we won 2-o pdc gets us free m.i and some are still snipping.Dont worry about P BODIN if some of you cared that much about him you might get your arse down to the ground and watch the youth i think you will find that D .Byrne did all the work ,as he was here for 6 years and now doing a good job at shefield wednesday. When pdc goes we can go back to the old ways then some of you will be happy and ,hey have lots to moan about.
jayden, the real concern (from my point of view anyway) is not for Paul Bodin but for the club. You have a much better idea than me about his managing and coaching achievements. I don't know whether he's brilliant, useless or somewhere in between. I think some people will take his side regardless of what they know (or don't know), and some people will never hear a word against PDC.
The only thing I am convinced of is the need to get the problem resolved quickly. It's a recipe for disaster to have the first team manager and the youth team coach at loggerheads.
Den it will be sorted in the next few months as P.Bodin contract expires on 30 of june and remember it was given to him by J.W he had no contract before that .
Very much with Den on this. It has been an obvious problem for some time and one where the Chairman must try hard to find the best resolution for the club. I don't know what that is but the status quo is at best unhealthy. One of my other ongoing concerns is our scouting system. I was up in Ipswich recently when the local press was running an article on the scouts being appointed by McCarthy. Seen as critical to the club when you might argue that they have pressing first team problems.I'm not having a go at our approach because I just don't know what it is. Beyond the Samsung competition are we searching for the next Charlie Austin? Much as JWray was a great communicator with the fans these sort of issues were developing under his tenure and need to be tackled. I think Paolo will get us to the Championship but good quality scouting and development will be essential to our staying there.
[quote][p][bold]jayden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jayden[/bold] wrote: Getting realy feed up with a few on here we won 2-o pdc gets us free m.i and some are still snipping.Dont worry about P BODIN if some of you cared that much about him you might get your arse down to the ground and watch the youth i think you will find that D .Byrne did all the work ,as he was here for 6 years and now doing a good job at shefield wednesday. When pdc goes we can go back to the old ways then some of you will be happy and ,hey have lots to moan about.[/p][/quote]jayden, the real concern (from my point of view anyway) is not for Paul Bodin but for the club. You have a much better idea than me about his managing and coaching achievements. I don't know whether he's brilliant, useless or somewhere in between. I think some people will take his side regardless of what they know (or don't know), and some people will never hear a word against PDC. The only thing I am convinced of is the need to get the problem resolved quickly. It's a recipe for disaster to have the first team manager and the youth team coach at loggerheads.[/p][/quote]Den it will be sorted in the next few months as P.Bodin contract expires on 30 of june and remember it was given to him by J.W he had no contract before that .[/p][/quote]Very much with Den on this. It has been an obvious problem for some time and one where the Chairman must try hard to find the best resolution for the club. I don't know what that is but the status quo is at best unhealthy. One of my other ongoing concerns is our scouting system. I was up in Ipswich recently when the local press was running an article on the scouts being appointed by McCarthy. Seen as critical to the club when you might argue that they have pressing first team problems.I'm not having a go at our approach because I just don't know what it is. Beyond the Samsung competition are we searching for the next Charlie Austin? Much as JWray was a great communicator with the fans these sort of issues were developing under his tenure and need to be tackled. I think Paolo will get us to the Championship but good quality scouting and development will be essential to our staying there. billbst

4:12pm Sun 16 Dec 12

the don69 says...

smirg kcab wrote:
Get
Mcgoldrick NOW

Or sue if anyone can find her

Onwards and upwards
McGoldrick is on loan to Coventry Grim!he's a Notts Forest player,so they want him back in Jan to play with Coxy,so that will Fcuk Coventry good and proper!by the way Sue was last seen in Burnley!with a Striker that knows how to score,unlike our lot,who Couldn't score in a Brothel LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: Get Mcgoldrick NOW Or sue if anyone can find her Onwards and upwards[/p][/quote]McGoldrick is on loan to Coventry Grim!he's a Notts Forest player,so they want him back in Jan to play with Coxy,so that will Fcuk Coventry good and proper!by the way Sue was last seen in Burnley!with a Striker that knows how to score,unlike our lot,who Couldn't score in a Brothel LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the don69

4:18pm Sun 16 Dec 12

jayden says...

billbst wrote:
jayden wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
jayden wrote:
Getting realy feed up with a few on here we won 2-o pdc gets us free m.i and some are still snipping.Dont worry about P BODIN if some of you cared that much about him you might get your arse down to the ground and watch the youth i think you will find that D .Byrne did all the work ,as he was here for 6 years and now doing a good job at shefield wednesday. When pdc goes we can go back to the old ways then some of you will be happy and ,hey have lots to moan about.
jayden, the real concern (from my point of view anyway) is not for Paul Bodin but for the club. You have a much better idea than me about his managing and coaching achievements. I don't know whether he's brilliant, useless or somewhere in between. I think some people will take his side regardless of what they know (or don't know), and some people will never hear a word against PDC.
The only thing I am convinced of is the need to get the problem resolved quickly. It's a recipe for disaster to have the first team manager and the youth team coach at loggerheads.
Den it will be sorted in the next few months as P.Bodin contract expires on 30 of june and remember it was given to him by J.W he had no contract before that .
Very much with Den on this. It has been an obvious problem for some time and one where the Chairman must try hard to find the best resolution for the club. I don't know what that is but the status quo is at best unhealthy. One of my other ongoing concerns is our scouting system. I was up in Ipswich recently when the local press was running an article on the scouts being appointed by McCarthy. Seen as critical to the club when you might argue that they have pressing first team problems.I'm not having a go at our approach because I just don't know what it is. Beyond the Samsung competition are we searching for the next Charlie Austin? Much as JWray was a great communicator with the fans these sort of issues were developing under his tenure and need to be tackled. I think Paolo will get us to the Championship but good quality scouting and development will be essential to our staying there.
Yes totaly agree and now pdc is a year and a half into the job he is looking right though the club and saying how it is,dont forget Fabrizio Piccareta is the link.Intresting on this site their was 11 posts when Bodin was given his contract and what was the first thing Bodin did moan about the last 2 managers not a word when they were here though ,is he a yes man?
[quote][p][bold]billbst[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jayden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jayden[/bold] wrote: Getting realy feed up with a few on here we won 2-o pdc gets us free m.i and some are still snipping.Dont worry about P BODIN if some of you cared that much about him you might get your arse down to the ground and watch the youth i think you will find that D .Byrne did all the work ,as he was here for 6 years and now doing a good job at shefield wednesday. When pdc goes we can go back to the old ways then some of you will be happy and ,hey have lots to moan about.[/p][/quote]jayden, the real concern (from my point of view anyway) is not for Paul Bodin but for the club. You have a much better idea than me about his managing and coaching achievements. I don't know whether he's brilliant, useless or somewhere in between. I think some people will take his side regardless of what they know (or don't know), and some people will never hear a word against PDC. The only thing I am convinced of is the need to get the problem resolved quickly. It's a recipe for disaster to have the first team manager and the youth team coach at loggerheads.[/p][/quote]Den it will be sorted in the next few months as P.Bodin contract expires on 30 of june and remember it was given to him by J.W he had no contract before that .[/p][/quote]Very much with Den on this. It has been an obvious problem for some time and one where the Chairman must try hard to find the best resolution for the club. I don't know what that is but the status quo is at best unhealthy. One of my other ongoing concerns is our scouting system. I was up in Ipswich recently when the local press was running an article on the scouts being appointed by McCarthy. Seen as critical to the club when you might argue that they have pressing first team problems.I'm not having a go at our approach because I just don't know what it is. Beyond the Samsung competition are we searching for the next Charlie Austin? Much as JWray was a great communicator with the fans these sort of issues were developing under his tenure and need to be tackled. I think Paolo will get us to the Championship but good quality scouting and development will be essential to our staying there.[/p][/quote]Yes totaly agree and now pdc is a year and a half into the job he is looking right though the club and saying how it is,dont forget Fabrizio Piccareta is the link.Intresting on this site their was 11 posts when Bodin was given his contract and what was the first thing Bodin did moan about the last 2 managers not a word when they were here though ,is he a yes man? jayden

4:26pm Sun 16 Dec 12

smirg kcab says...

Sad to here the news of ex Coventry player Peter ndluva who is critically ill due to a car crash which also took the life of his brother.
Best wishes to a great player in his time.
Onwards and upwards
Sad to here the news of ex Coventry player Peter ndluva who is critically ill due to a car crash which also took the life of his brother. Best wishes to a great player in his time. Onwards and upwards smirg kcab

4:27pm Sun 16 Dec 12

mikek says...

Great win yesterday and well done Rafa who is having a fantastic season and lets hope it continues. One of our most improved players this term and showing a few other players how to score goals. Good performance from the lads well done the players and Paolo
Well that's all I have to say, on the football matters, but would like to say to some of the moaners on here . No doubt a few Pox fans doing the wind ups but a few Town fans who would rather it seems go back to the days of Hart, Malpas and the Manager who can not control his players yet again Wilson shocking behaviour at Sheff Utd. Just imagine what its like supporting Brizzle shity, the Gas, or worse still the Blue Square destined Pox at this moment in time..
Some so called fans will never realize what they have until they loose it. Paolo is KING.
Great win yesterday and well done Rafa who is having a fantastic season and lets hope it continues. One of our most improved players this term and showing a few other players how to score goals. Good performance from the lads well done the players and Paolo Well that's all I have to say, on the football matters, but would like to say to some of the moaners on here . No doubt a few Pox fans doing the wind ups but a few Town fans who would rather it seems go back to the days of Hart, Malpas and the Manager who can not control his players yet again Wilson shocking behaviour at Sheff Utd. Just imagine what its like supporting Brizzle shity, the Gas, or worse still the Blue Square destined Pox at this moment in time.. Some so called fans will never realize what they have until they loose it. Paolo is KING. mikek

4:28pm Sun 16 Dec 12

jayden says...

billbst wrote:
jayden wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
jayden wrote:
Getting realy feed up with a few on here we won 2-o pdc gets us free m.i and some are still snipping.Dont worry about P BODIN if some of you cared that much about him you might get your arse down to the ground and watch the youth i think you will find that D .Byrne did all the work ,as he was here for 6 years and now doing a good job at shefield wednesday. When pdc goes we can go back to the old ways then some of you will be happy and ,hey have lots to moan about.
jayden, the real concern (from my point of view anyway) is not for Paul Bodin but for the club. You have a much better idea than me about his managing and coaching achievements. I don't know whether he's brilliant, useless or somewhere in between. I think some people will take his side regardless of what they know (or don't know), and some people will never hear a word against PDC.
The only thing I am convinced of is the need to get the problem resolved quickly. It's a recipe for disaster to have the first team manager and the youth team coach at loggerheads.
Den it will be sorted in the next few months as P.Bodin contract expires on 30 of june and remember it was given to him by J.W he had no contract before that .
Very much with Den on this. It has been an obvious problem for some time and one where the Chairman must try hard to find the best resolution for the club. I don't know what that is but the status quo is at best unhealthy. One of my other ongoing concerns is our scouting system. I was up in Ipswich recently when the local press was running an article on the scouts being appointed by McCarthy. Seen as critical to the club when you might argue that they have pressing first team problems.I'm not having a go at our approach because I just don't know what it is. Beyond the Samsung competition are we searching for the next Charlie Austin? Much as JWray was a great communicator with the fans these sort of issues were developing under his tenure and need to be tackled. I think Paolo will get us to the Championship but good quality scouting and development will be essential to our staying there.
If you realy want to know about our scouting type in Ken Ryder .Maybe its spence whos time is coming to a end.
[quote][p][bold]billbst[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jayden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jayden[/bold] wrote: Getting realy feed up with a few on here we won 2-o pdc gets us free m.i and some are still snipping.Dont worry about P BODIN if some of you cared that much about him you might get your arse down to the ground and watch the youth i think you will find that D .Byrne did all the work ,as he was here for 6 years and now doing a good job at shefield wednesday. When pdc goes we can go back to the old ways then some of you will be happy and ,hey have lots to moan about.[/p][/quote]jayden, the real concern (from my point of view anyway) is not for Paul Bodin but for the club. You have a much better idea than me about his managing and coaching achievements. I don't know whether he's brilliant, useless or somewhere in between. I think some people will take his side regardless of what they know (or don't know), and some people will never hear a word against PDC. The only thing I am convinced of is the need to get the problem resolved quickly. It's a recipe for disaster to have the first team manager and the youth team coach at loggerheads.[/p][/quote]Den it will be sorted in the next few months as P.Bodin contract expires on 30 of june and remember it was given to him by J.W he had no contract before that .[/p][/quote]Very much with Den on this. It has been an obvious problem for some time and one where the Chairman must try hard to find the best resolution for the club. I don't know what that is but the status quo is at best unhealthy. One of my other ongoing concerns is our scouting system. I was up in Ipswich recently when the local press was running an article on the scouts being appointed by McCarthy. Seen as critical to the club when you might argue that they have pressing first team problems.I'm not having a go at our approach because I just don't know what it is. Beyond the Samsung competition are we searching for the next Charlie Austin? Much as JWray was a great communicator with the fans these sort of issues were developing under his tenure and need to be tackled. I think Paolo will get us to the Championship but good quality scouting and development will be essential to our staying there.[/p][/quote]If you realy want to know about our scouting type in Ken Ryder .Maybe its spence whos time is coming to a end. jayden

4:44pm Sun 16 Dec 12

the wizard says...

mikek wrote:
Great win yesterday and well done Rafa who is having a fantastic season and lets hope it continues. One of our most improved players this term and showing a few other players how to score goals. Good performance from the lads well done the players and Paolo
Well that's all I have to say, on the football matters, but would like to say to some of the moaners on here . No doubt a few Pox fans doing the wind ups but a few Town fans who would rather it seems go back to the days of Hart, Malpas and the Manager who can not control his players yet again Wilson shocking behaviour at Sheff Utd. Just imagine what its like supporting Brizzle shity, the Gas, or worse still the Blue Square destined Pox at this moment in time..
Some so called fans will never realize what they have until they loose it. Paolo is KING.
Hello Mike,

Seasons greetings to you and yours. I wondered if you were going to the game yesterday as it's more in your neck of the woods than mine. I'm quite surprised that Raffa hasn't been used as a striker as that is his preferred role and position prior to coming to Town. That leaves the left wing position, for which I would put in Ritchie as he essentially is a left winger, and then utilise Williams as the wide right man, a position where I think he could flourish. Up front that would still leave Collins, Storey or Hollands to fill the other slot. Raffa has the nose for a goal and while he is scoring them why not use his experience ? It seems almost rude not to.
[quote][p][bold]mikek[/bold] wrote: Great win yesterday and well done Rafa who is having a fantastic season and lets hope it continues. One of our most improved players this term and showing a few other players how to score goals. Good performance from the lads well done the players and Paolo Well that's all I have to say, on the football matters, but would like to say to some of the moaners on here . No doubt a few Pox fans doing the wind ups but a few Town fans who would rather it seems go back to the days of Hart, Malpas and the Manager who can not control his players yet again Wilson shocking behaviour at Sheff Utd. Just imagine what its like supporting Brizzle shity, the Gas, or worse still the Blue Square destined Pox at this moment in time.. Some so called fans will never realize what they have until they loose it. Paolo is KING.[/p][/quote]Hello Mike, Seasons greetings to you and yours. I wondered if you were going to the game yesterday as it's more in your neck of the woods than mine. I'm quite surprised that Raffa hasn't been used as a striker as that is his preferred role and position prior to coming to Town. That leaves the left wing position, for which I would put in Ritchie as he essentially is a left winger, and then utilise Williams as the wide right man, a position where I think he could flourish. Up front that would still leave Collins, Storey or Hollands to fill the other slot. Raffa has the nose for a goal and while he is scoring them why not use his experience ? It seems almost rude not to. the wizard

5:00pm Sun 16 Dec 12

Dover Red says...

mikek wrote:
Great win yesterday and well done Rafa who is having a fantastic season and lets hope it continues. One of our most improved players this term and showing a few other players how to score goals. Good performance from the lads well done the players and Paolo
Well that's all I have to say, on the football matters, but would like to say to some of the moaners on here . No doubt a few Pox fans doing the wind ups but a few Town fans who would rather it seems go back to the days of Hart, Malpas and the Manager who can not control his players yet again Wilson shocking behaviour at Sheff Utd. Just imagine what its like supporting Brizzle shity, the Gas, or worse still the Blue Square destined Pox at this moment in time..
Some so called fans will never realize what they have until they loose it. Paolo is KING.
You are so right, Wilson took abuse for being too soft and when someone, PDC, says 'Hay, im the boss, do what i say' everyone says hes a bully and is upsetting the players !!!
Well said mikek
[quote][p][bold]mikek[/bold] wrote: Great win yesterday and well done Rafa who is having a fantastic season and lets hope it continues. One of our most improved players this term and showing a few other players how to score goals. Good performance from the lads well done the players and Paolo Well that's all I have to say, on the football matters, but would like to say to some of the moaners on here . No doubt a few Pox fans doing the wind ups but a few Town fans who would rather it seems go back to the days of Hart, Malpas and the Manager who can not control his players yet again Wilson shocking behaviour at Sheff Utd. Just imagine what its like supporting Brizzle shity, the Gas, or worse still the Blue Square destined Pox at this moment in time.. Some so called fans will never realize what they have until they loose it. Paolo is KING.[/p][/quote]You are so right, Wilson took abuse for being too soft and when someone, PDC, says 'Hay, im the boss, do what i say' everyone says hes a bully and is upsetting the players !!! Well said mikek Dover Red

6:26pm Sun 16 Dec 12

dreamofacleansheet2 says...

Mikek you're totally wrong...... Paolo is our Emperor not our king! Top post well said.

Thank you again to Coral's for 11/8 yesterday, my biggest bet for years has set Christmas up nicely. Good to hear MancRobin doesn't want to screw his betting slip up despite wanting a change in Manager!

I'm off with Grim at the end of the season to collect our winnings. We've still got a manager non of the players want to play for, terrible medical options, poor discipline and work ethic. Here comes Santa with another three points Friday...
Mikek you're totally wrong...... Paolo is our Emperor not our king! Top post well said. Thank you again to Coral's for 11/8 yesterday, my biggest bet for years has set Christmas up nicely. Good to hear MancRobin doesn't want to screw his betting slip up despite wanting a change in Manager! I'm off with Grim at the end of the season to collect our winnings. We've still got a manager non of the players want to play for, terrible medical options, poor discipline and work ethic. Here comes Santa with another three points Friday... dreamofacleansheet2

7:06pm Sun 16 Dec 12

red white says...

F==k the analysis,We are Swindon!

Lets have a sing up....

Yoooooouuuuu Reds!
F==k the analysis,We are Swindon! Lets have a sing up.... Yoooooouuuuu Reds! red white

7:09pm Sun 16 Dec 12

red white says...

We're going up,
we're going up,
we're going up,
'cos we are going up!
We're going up, we're going up, we're going up, 'cos we are going up! red white

7:52pm Sun 16 Dec 12

DarrenSTFCRomain says...

dreamofacleansheet2 wrote:
Mikek you're totally wrong...... Paolo is our Emperor not our king! Top post well said. Thank you again to Coral's for 11/8 yesterday, my biggest bet for years has set Christmas up nicely. Good to hear MancRobin doesn't want to screw his betting slip up despite wanting a change in Manager! I'm off with Grim at the end of the season to collect our winnings. We've still got a manager non of the players want to play for, terrible medical options, poor discipline and work ethic. Here comes Santa with another three points Friday...
Think you2 need to get out more...
[quote][p][bold]dreamofacleansheet2[/bold] wrote: Mikek you're totally wrong...... Paolo is our Emperor not our king! Top post well said. Thank you again to Coral's for 11/8 yesterday, my biggest bet for years has set Christmas up nicely. Good to hear MancRobin doesn't want to screw his betting slip up despite wanting a change in Manager! I'm off with Grim at the end of the season to collect our winnings. We've still got a manager non of the players want to play for, terrible medical options, poor discipline and work ethic. Here comes Santa with another three points Friday...[/p][/quote]Think you2 need to get out more... DarrenSTFCRomain

7:56pm Sun 16 Dec 12

Malkym says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Wiz, I agree with you. If Williams and Collins were making minimal contributions - like, say, Pericard or Magera - I wouldn't hesitate to agree with Malk, but they're not. They run their socks off and they help us to keep or win the ball, contributing hugely to our good defensive record. The service to them has not been good generally so far this season. I don't think either of them has missed that many really good chances. . We have a decent squad but have underperformed on too many occasions this season. I can't help thinking that this is because of the problems behind the scenes and the lack of a settled side. If Sir William gets his finger out quickly, I believe we will become more consistent - and Malk's gruesome twosome's goal return will improve. . Malk, I'll be in touch about golf (23rd)later today or tomorrow. Timings should be sorted out today. Let me know if you can't make it or don't fancy it. Apologies to everyone else for hijacking this forum!
Den - I'm still up for that -will wait to hear from you.

Back to the footie -up to a point I agree about W &C's contributions re effort. However they should be contributing to the defensive record by putting the ball in the onion bag more often shouldn't they?. Granted they've had what you might describe as mediocre service to date but like I said how much longer do they get to prove their worth and tey've missed some sitters!? Does Paolo stick with them whatever -not look around in the window? I don't blame him for their misfiring - they both had good track records prior to joining.

RE service to the forwards - I wasn't impressed initally by Miller & Navarro but since they've been out and Miller perhaps more so we've been lacking although Bostock fits in here but he's not a given to stay.

Here's to 3 points on Friday as our pressie from Town and I'll take this opportunity to wish all - and I do mean all posters a fabulous Christmas for them and theirs, a healthy and prosperous 2013 and a second successive promotion for STFC and the enigma that is Paolo Di Canio rants, warts, leg waves, dances, passion, dugout punching and kicking and all.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Wiz, I agree with you. If Williams and Collins were making minimal contributions - like, say, Pericard or Magera - I wouldn't hesitate to agree with Malk, but they're not. They run their socks off and they help us to keep or win the ball, contributing hugely to our good defensive record. The service to them has not been good generally so far this season. I don't think either of them has missed that many really good chances. . We have a decent squad but have underperformed on too many occasions this season. I can't help thinking that this is because of the problems behind the scenes and the lack of a settled side. If Sir William gets his finger out quickly, I believe we will become more consistent - and Malk's gruesome twosome's goal return will improve. . Malk, I'll be in touch about golf (23rd)later today or tomorrow. Timings should be sorted out today. Let me know if you can't make it or don't fancy it. Apologies to everyone else for hijacking this forum![/p][/quote]Den - I'm still up for that -will wait to hear from you. Back to the footie -up to a point I agree about W &C's contributions re effort. However they should be contributing to the defensive record by putting the ball in the onion bag more often shouldn't they?. Granted they've had what you might describe as mediocre service to date but like I said how much longer do they get to prove their worth and tey've missed some sitters!? Does Paolo stick with them whatever -not look around in the window? I don't blame him for their misfiring - they both had good track records prior to joining. RE service to the forwards - I wasn't impressed initally by Miller & Navarro but since they've been out and Miller perhaps more so we've been lacking although Bostock fits in here but he's not a given to stay. Here's to 3 points on Friday as our pressie from Town and I'll take this opportunity to wish all - and I do mean all posters a fabulous Christmas for them and theirs, a healthy and prosperous 2013 and a second successive promotion for STFC and the enigma that is Paolo Di Canio rants, warts, leg waves, dances, passion, dugout punching and kicking and all. Malkym

8:07pm Sun 16 Dec 12

jayden says...

Malkym wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Wiz, I agree with you. If Williams and Collins were making minimal contributions - like, say, Pericard or Magera - I wouldn't hesitate to agree with Malk, but they're not. They run their socks off and they help us to keep or win the ball, contributing hugely to our good defensive record. The service to them has not been good generally so far this season. I don't think either of them has missed that many really good chances. . We have a decent squad but have underperformed on too many occasions this season. I can't help thinking that this is because of the problems behind the scenes and the lack of a settled side. If Sir William gets his finger out quickly, I believe we will become more consistent - and Malk's gruesome twosome's goal return will improve. . Malk, I'll be in touch about golf (23rd)later today or tomorrow. Timings should be sorted out today. Let me know if you can't make it or don't fancy it. Apologies to everyone else for hijacking this forum!
Den - I'm still up for that -will wait to hear from you.

Back to the footie -up to a point I agree about W &C's contributions re effort. However they should be contributing to the defensive record by putting the ball in the onion bag more often shouldn't they?. Granted they've had what you might describe as mediocre service to date but like I said how much longer do they get to prove their worth and tey've missed some sitters!? Does Paolo stick with them whatever -not look around in the window? I don't blame him for their misfiring - they both had good track records prior to joining.

RE service to the forwards - I wasn't impressed initally by Miller & Navarro but since they've been out and Miller perhaps more so we've been lacking although Bostock fits in here but he's not a given to stay.

Here's to 3 points on Friday as our pressie from Town and I'll take this opportunity to wish all - and I do mean all posters a fabulous Christmas for them and theirs, a healthy and prosperous 2013 and a second successive promotion for STFC and the enigma that is Paolo Di Canio rants, warts, leg waves, dances, passion, dugout punching and kicking and all.
Have a good one yourself Malkym have you taken Steve with you or is it have you seen Steve onwards and ........
[quote][p][bold]Malkym[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Wiz, I agree with you. If Williams and Collins were making minimal contributions - like, say, Pericard or Magera - I wouldn't hesitate to agree with Malk, but they're not. They run their socks off and they help us to keep or win the ball, contributing hugely to our good defensive record. The service to them has not been good generally so far this season. I don't think either of them has missed that many really good chances. . We have a decent squad but have underperformed on too many occasions this season. I can't help thinking that this is because of the problems behind the scenes and the lack of a settled side. If Sir William gets his finger out quickly, I believe we will become more consistent - and Malk's gruesome twosome's goal return will improve. . Malk, I'll be in touch about golf (23rd)later today or tomorrow. Timings should be sorted out today. Let me know if you can't make it or don't fancy it. Apologies to everyone else for hijacking this forum![/p][/quote]Den - I'm still up for that -will wait to hear from you. Back to the footie -up to a point I agree about W &C's contributions re effort. However they should be contributing to the defensive record by putting the ball in the onion bag more often shouldn't they?. Granted they've had what you might describe as mediocre service to date but like I said how much longer do they get to prove their worth and tey've missed some sitters!? Does Paolo stick with them whatever -not look around in the window? I don't blame him for their misfiring - they both had good track records prior to joining. RE service to the forwards - I wasn't impressed initally by Miller & Navarro but since they've been out and Miller perhaps more so we've been lacking although Bostock fits in here but he's not a given to stay. Here's to 3 points on Friday as our pressie from Town and I'll take this opportunity to wish all - and I do mean all posters a fabulous Christmas for them and theirs, a healthy and prosperous 2013 and a second successive promotion for STFC and the enigma that is Paolo Di Canio rants, warts, leg waves, dances, passion, dugout punching and kicking and all.[/p][/quote]Have a good one yourself Malkym have you taken Steve with you or is it have you seen Steve onwards and ........ jayden

8:23pm Sun 16 Dec 12

Oxon-Red says...

A few people on here talking of Raffa as a main striker and some saying it should be with Storey. My opinion is that he is not physically strong enough and if partnered by Storey we would be too light weight. I couldn't imagine us scoring 4 with the two of them upfront against the yeovil Flint lookalikes.

A strikers job is more than sticking the ball in the net these days. The have to take the hits, receive the ball, lay it off, defend from the front, defend corners, as well as try to stick it the net. Gone are the days when a team lost the ball the strikers would wait for the next attack.

Martin and Williams did this (except the goals) perfectly against Donny and as a result we dominated the game. Heskey was never a prolific scorer but I doubt there are many that would have not liked to hae seen him in a Town shirt as his other qualities made up for the lack of goals.

IMO Raffa is in the perfect postion for his attributes and the reason he has done so well is because he is playing there (he attacks the far post so well).

COYMR
A few people on here talking of Raffa as a main striker and some saying it should be with Storey. My opinion is that he is not physically strong enough and if partnered by Storey we would be too light weight. I couldn't imagine us scoring 4 with the two of them upfront against the yeovil Flint lookalikes. A strikers job is more than sticking the ball in the net these days. The have to take the hits, receive the ball, lay it off, defend from the front, defend corners, as well as try to stick it the net. Gone are the days when a team lost the ball the strikers would wait for the next attack. Martin and Williams did this (except the goals) perfectly against Donny and as a result we dominated the game. Heskey was never a prolific scorer but I doubt there are many that would have not liked to hae seen him in a Town shirt as his other qualities made up for the lack of goals. IMO Raffa is in the perfect postion for his attributes and the reason he has done so well is because he is playing there (he attacks the far post so well). COYMR Oxon-Red

8:27pm Sun 16 Dec 12

Oi Den! says...

Malk, I sent you a text earlier and just tried to call you. Not changed your number have you? Again, apologies to everyone else!
Malk, I sent you a text earlier and just tried to call you. Not changed your number have you? Again, apologies to everyone else! Oi Den!

9:26pm Sun 16 Dec 12

Malkym says...

Jayden - cheers - bit worried that the allure of Steve's nylons has meant that he London Red have eloped together -have you noticed? its much quicker to scroll through the posts these days!
Jayden - cheers - bit worried that the allure of Steve's nylons has meant that he London Red have eloped together -have you noticed? its much quicker to scroll through the posts these days! Malkym

9:42pm Sun 16 Dec 12

Oi Den! says...

Steve still pops up now and then. Hope I didn't upset LR in one of my jousts with him! Nothing of that sort intended, honest LR!
Steve still pops up now and then. Hope I didn't upset LR in one of my jousts with him! Nothing of that sort intended, honest LR! Oi Den!

9:46pm Sun 16 Dec 12

the don69 says...

Malkym wrote:
Jayden - cheers - bit worried that the allure of Steve's nylons has meant that he London Red have eloped together -have you noticed? its much quicker to scroll through the posts these days!
It's ever since the tax avoidance scandal Malky!our resident accountant has gone missing!he didn't work for Starbucks did he?LOL as for Steve,bet he's off fishing somewhere!!!!!!!!!!!
!
[quote][p][bold]Malkym[/bold] wrote: Jayden - cheers - bit worried that the allure of Steve's nylons has meant that he London Red have eloped together -have you noticed? its much quicker to scroll through the posts these days![/p][/quote]It's ever since the tax avoidance scandal Malky!our resident accountant has gone missing!he didn't work for Starbucks did he?LOL as for Steve,bet he's off fishing somewhere!!!!!!!!!!! ! the don69

11:17pm Sun 16 Dec 12

joey butler says...

Just got my bumper pack of 5 charity Christmas cards today.

One for Steve from Brentford, one for Malky, one for Laz and one for Wiz and all his multiple identities!!

One card spare if anyone would like it!!
Just got my bumper pack of 5 charity Christmas cards today. One for Steve from Brentford, one for Malky, one for Laz and one for Wiz and all his multiple identities!! One card spare if anyone would like it!! joey butler

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