SWINDON TOWN: Focus switches to Orient after postponement - Thompson

Nathan Thompson

Nathan Thompson

First published in Sport

NATHAN Thompson said the Swindon Town squad were disappointed that their trip to Tranmere was postponed but he stressed that their focus has quickly switched to Tuesday night’s visit to Leyton Orient.

Town’s clash with Rovers was called off at lunchtime on Friday due to a frozen pitch at Prenton Park, as the mouth-watering contest between first and fourth in League One became the only fixture in the division to be affected by the elements.

Unbeaten in two month, the Robins were buoyant in the week leading up to matchday, but instead Paolo Di Canio’s squad had to settle for an indoor training session on Saturday morning.

Thompson relayed the players’ frustration, but he stated that all eyes are now squarely turned to the game against Orient next week.

“It’s disappointing. The boys were geared up to play up there,” he said. “After the form we’re in at the moment in time I felt we could have gone up there and got the three points. It’s disappointing but we’ll just gear up and go again Tuesday and we’ll need another big performance on Tuesday.

“There are a lot of fixtures coming up but we’ll get ready for Tuesday, it’s another massive game for us. We had another good session this morning and it’ll be the same tomorrow.

“It is frustrating (training indoors) but at the same time the facilities we’ve been using are incredible. The quality there is incredible. So it doesn’t change our preparation in any shape or form, the same work is just done indoors so it makes no difference to us at all.”

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4:14pm Sat 26 Jan 13

SAPFanSTFC says...

Real shame today and steering clear of any possible provocative remarks - it is especially so as there is only really Bournemouth who are playing today.
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Having said that, even if they win they are still behind us on Goal Diff but have played 2 games extra....Coventry and Walsall are also on 30 games so no better off really.
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Need to win Tuesday to get that game in hand counting for points on the board - only MK Dons and Yeovil playing that night (each other as well so a draw please).
Real shame today and steering clear of any possible provocative remarks - it is especially so as there is only really Bournemouth who are playing today. ... Having said that, even if they win they are still behind us on Goal Diff but have played 2 games extra....Coventry and Walsall are also on 30 games so no better off really. ... Need to win Tuesday to get that game in hand counting for points on the board - only MK Dons and Yeovil playing that night (each other as well so a draw please). SAPFanSTFC
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4:32pm Sat 26 Jan 13

LeGod says...

i see Cuthbert is playing for Orient today and if he plays Tuesday night he deserves some stick after his gestures to swindon fans the year we went down. I think its his first game today for a long time and hopefully our forwards can take advantage of his lack of match fitness.

Three points essential tuesday night to keep the pressure up on the sides above and around us.
i see Cuthbert is playing for Orient today and if he plays Tuesday night he deserves some stick after his gestures to swindon fans the year we went down. I think its his first game today for a long time and hopefully our forwards can take advantage of his lack of match fitness. Three points essential tuesday night to keep the pressure up on the sides above and around us. LeGod
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4:54pm Sat 26 Jan 13

SAPFanSTFC says...

...all been helped a bit by Notts Co and Walsall both losing....the top 6-8 are starting to pull away a bit now - let's hope L.Orient suffer a bit for playing today.....as you say 3pts is a big plus! (Oh....and a Yeovil win please looking at it again).
...all been helped a bit by Notts Co and Walsall both losing....the top 6-8 are starting to pull away a bit now - let's hope L.Orient suffer a bit for playing today.....as you say 3pts is a big plus! (Oh....and a Yeovil win please looking at it again). SAPFanSTFC
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9:56pm Sat 26 Jan 13

old town robin says...

Got back from Birkenhead at 4.00 this afternoon, it was a lovely morning up there when we left and there was no frozen ground, stuck a stake in the grass myself, totally soft underneath. Moore didn't want to play this game because his captain and top scorer were both unavailable through injury. We've been stiched up again just as we were by Orient and Colchest over Christmas, maybe It could happen once that ours are the only game called off, but 3 times always when the opposition have injuries and suspensions or just bad form. for me it's is too much of a coincidence for these games to be called of because of the weather. I hope we give Orient the stuffing they deserve on Tuesday and the same to Colchester the following Tuesday.
Got back from Birkenhead at 4.00 this afternoon, it was a lovely morning up there when we left and there was no frozen ground, stuck a stake in the grass myself, totally soft underneath. Moore didn't want to play this game because his captain and top scorer were both unavailable through injury. We've been stiched up again just as we were by Orient and Colchest over Christmas, maybe It could happen once that ours are the only game called off, but 3 times always when the opposition have injuries and suspensions or just bad form. for me it's is too much of a coincidence for these games to be called of because of the weather. I hope we give Orient the stuffing they deserve on Tuesday and the same to Colchester the following Tuesday. old town robin
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8:13am Sun 27 Jan 13

SAPFanSTFC says...

Predictions League - Quick Notes:
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1. Due to the match being postponed I am going to extend the cut-off time for all entries until Midnight on:
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- Monday 28th January.
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...so two more days!! :-)
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Feel free to adjust anything you've already entered.....I'll take the last post from everyone as their official entries.

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2. Please see some adjustments as I missed a block of about 6/7 entries for the Bournemouth match - must have had an update issue on that particular day to miss so many.

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Hi there Okus - On a recent contract I'd have been laughing but trying to get there now midweek is almost impossible for me.
Predictions League - Quick Notes: ====. 1. Due to the match being postponed I am going to extend the cut-off time for all entries until Midnight on: ==> - Monday 28th January. ==> ...so two more days!! :-) ---. Feel free to adjust anything you've already entered.....I'll take the last post from everyone as their official entries. ====. 2. Please see some adjustments as I missed a block of about 6/7 entries for the Bournemouth match - must have had an update issue on that particular day to miss so many. ====. Hi there Okus - On a recent contract I'd have been laughing but trying to get there now midweek is almost impossible for me. SAPFanSTFC
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8:17am Sun 27 Jan 13

SAPFanSTFC says...

old town robin wrote:
Got back from Birkenhead at 4.00 this afternoon, it was a lovely morning up there when we left and there was no frozen ground, stuck a stake in the grass myself, totally soft underneath. Moore didn't want to play this game because his captain and top scorer were both unavailable through injury. We've been stiched up again just as we were by Orient and Colchest over Christmas, maybe It could happen once that ours are the only game called off, but 3 times always when the opposition have injuries and suspensions or just bad form. for me it's is too much of a coincidence for these games to be called of because of the weather. I hope we give Orient the stuffing they deserve on Tuesday and the same to Colchester the following Tuesday.
To be fair to Colchester, they seemed to be trying really hard but it is an awful pitch for bad weather..not much better than their old ground.
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The others I tend to agree - L.Orient was probably down to the fact that they wouldn't pay anyone overtime to help sort the pitch on Christmas Day and Boxing Day....convenient to them as well plus Tranmere just stinks of pitch mis-management....on
ly two games off in total and just so convenient to them - now a night match with fewer away fans.
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Anyway - Onwards and Upwards to quote that fine poster!! :-)
[quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: Got back from Birkenhead at 4.00 this afternoon, it was a lovely morning up there when we left and there was no frozen ground, stuck a stake in the grass myself, totally soft underneath. Moore didn't want to play this game because his captain and top scorer were both unavailable through injury. We've been stiched up again just as we were by Orient and Colchest over Christmas, maybe It could happen once that ours are the only game called off, but 3 times always when the opposition have injuries and suspensions or just bad form. for me it's is too much of a coincidence for these games to be called of because of the weather. I hope we give Orient the stuffing they deserve on Tuesday and the same to Colchester the following Tuesday.[/p][/quote]To be fair to Colchester, they seemed to be trying really hard but it is an awful pitch for bad weather..not much better than their old ground. .... The others I tend to agree - L.Orient was probably down to the fact that they wouldn't pay anyone overtime to help sort the pitch on Christmas Day and Boxing Day....convenient to them as well plus Tranmere just stinks of pitch mis-management....on ly two games off in total and just so convenient to them - now a night match with fewer away fans. ----. Anyway - Onwards and Upwards to quote that fine poster!! :-) SAPFanSTFC
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10:32am Sun 27 Jan 13

WirralRed says...

Living 6 miles from Prenton (Birkenhead) we had quite heavy snow late Friday evening which froze on top overnight. The temperature seemed to fluctuate a couple of degrees above freezing. 9.30am Sat. morning it was thawing rapidly all over Wirral & I drove past Tranmere's ground at 9.45am. Melting slush everywhere & most of this was gone by 2pm... I find it hard to believe that the pitch was frozen that hard to postpone but in fairness the weather does seem to fluctuate quite widely between the north side of Wirral (Birkenhead) & the south side where I live.. Too many dodgy postponements for my liking too...
Living 6 miles from Prenton (Birkenhead) we had quite heavy snow late Friday evening which froze on top overnight. The temperature seemed to fluctuate a couple of degrees above freezing. 9.30am Sat. morning it was thawing rapidly all over Wirral & I drove past Tranmere's ground at 9.45am. Melting slush everywhere & most of this was gone by 2pm... I find it hard to believe that the pitch was frozen that hard to postpone but in fairness the weather does seem to fluctuate quite widely between the north side of Wirral (Birkenhead) & the south side where I live.. Too many dodgy postponements for my liking too... WirralRed
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5:44pm Sun 27 Jan 13

swwindon61uk says...

Well there is heavy rain forecast tomorrow,so no doubt the game will be off Tuesday!
Well there is heavy rain forecast tomorrow,so no doubt the game will be off Tuesday! swwindon61uk
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6:59pm Sun 27 Jan 13

burley01rs says...

Orient beat us at home, we need to address that. They had a plan that worked.
Orient beat us at home, we need to address that. They had a plan that worked. burley01rs
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