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MATCHDAY LIVE: Leyton Orient v Swindon Town

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REPORTING BY SAM MORSHEAD & ANDY WARREN

  • HALF-TIME: Orient 0 Swindon 0
  • Few chances in difficult conditions at Brisbane Road
  • Ritchie tests Jones in only shot on target

  • Comments


    Dover Red 6:48pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    Come on Town 3 good points to show this league we are the boys to watch !!

    Score: 0
    old town robin 7:01pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    Just seen on Sky that Crawley have postponed tonights game against Preston because of a water logged pitch, in their defence could it be they want their pitch playable for saturdays televised game against us? If so the one of very few of postponements in this dreadful league that I can see as justified given TV revenue is important to them.

    Score: 0
    KojaktheWarg 7:06pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    They have an interesting history having been spawned from a Cricket Club in the late 1800's. They were known as Clapton Orient for nearly 50 years until just after WWII.

    For the present though...3 Points for STFC please. We have buyers watching..

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    old town robin 7:09pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    Sam, don't see a problem with Chris Martin dropping to the bench, he will get some gametime (guess 65 minutes), Paolo picks his team after looking at the opposition, he sees Collins as the one to do the business tonight. Respect all our team and a Roberts/Martin combo coming on may be the answer if the going gets tough and we are chasing the game.

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    the wizard 7:13pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    Town win tonight 4-0.

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    the wizard 7:17pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    Out of all our available players I see the starting line up as a workman like side that is well used to each other in those positions. Would have thought that Roberts who has been improving of late would have made the start. Ferry having a good game will be key.

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    Di kanny oh 7:28pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    Jed McCrory is leading the consortium that are in advanced talks with Swindon Town in taking over the club. He has just led another consortium in the taking over of Banbury Utd in the latter months of 2012 so two clubs in around 4/5 months is rather odd and can he be a chairman of the two I wonder. The big issue now is can it be tied up before 31st Jan or will we have to sell a player or three to provide finances for the rest of the season. So where is the budget that everyone kept on about being there every month for this season. Fact is Town will have to possibly sell players if this deal does not get done in time.

    Score: 0
    robstfc 7:32pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    Question is who is Jed McCrory and how much is he worth?

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    Di kanny oh 7:36pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    robstfc wrote…


    Question is who is Jed McCrory and how much is he worth?

    |Worth????Not much apparently there is a silent partner who is the chief investor and there seems to be at least 4 in this consortium.There is no info on this silent investor and how much he is worth. Jed McCrory is chairman at Banbury Utd.

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    Ollie Reed's Parky dance! 7:38pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    Crawley game off tonight due to waterlogged pitch. Hope ok for Saturday?

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    Paynter Boy 7:44pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    I'm hearing strong rumours that the deal is done on STFC. Await news tomorrow.

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    whizzy1978 7:46pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    Can you shed any light on the rumour that BBC Wiltshire understands that Banbury United owner Jed McCrory is fronting the 'local consortium' looking to takeover Swindon Town. From what i have read about the bloke it doesnt look great for swindons future & other fans feel the same.

    Score: 0
    the wizard 7:52pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    Looked him up on Linkedin and had a word with a good mate on the stock exchange. Looks like he is a front man, not much money of his own, so its important to find out who else is in the consortium.

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    EastleazeRed 7:57pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    Di kanny oh wrote…


    Jed McCrory is leading the consortium that are in advanced talks with Swindon Town in taking over the club. He has just led another consortium in the taking over of Banbury Utd in the latter months of 2012 so two clubs in around 4/5 months is rather odd and can he be a chairman of the two I wonder. The big issue now is can it be tied up before 31st Jan or will we have to sell a player or three to provide finances for the rest of the season. So where is the budget that everyone kept on about being there every month for this season. Fact is Town will have to possibly sell players if this deal does not get done in time.

    Never heard of Jed McCrory , but from what people have been saying its not good news. Seems to me Andrew Black wants to drop this club like a hot potato and doesn't care who he sells to either .

    Score: 0
    old town robin 7:58pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    the wizard wrote…


    Looked him up on Linkedin and had a word with a good mate on the stock exchange. Looks like he is a front man, not much money of his own, so its important to find out who else is in the consortium.

    Sounds like the same role as Andrew Fitton took when he fronted the men with the most money.

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    Since 1950 7:58pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    Evening Sam, evening all. Could be a bit of a lottery tonight with the conditions. Towns fitness will count later in the game. Funny how they could get the game on tonight but couldn't on boxing day!
    COYR!

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    the wizard 8:01pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    Since 1950 wrote…


    Evening Sam, evening all. Could be a bit of a lottery tonight with the conditions. Towns fitness will count later in the game. Funny how they could get the game on tonight but couldn't on boxing day!
    COYR!

    Totally agree, it stinks now they have all their injured players back. Maybe its a generation thing 1950, me being a 1952.

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    old town robin 8:03pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    Since 1950 wrote…


    Evening Sam, evening all. Could be a bit of a lottery tonight with the conditions. Towns fitness will count later in the game. Funny how they could get the game on tonight but couldn't on boxing day!
    COYR!

    Evening All, I thought it was PC Dixon, Lol!

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    batman returns 8:05pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    Well adver perhaps you can have a word with whoever is at the game to get a little more info

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    old town robin 8:09pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    Sam quote ; Not a pretty game by any means, but Town are having by far the better of it.

    Need to get that early goal, hitting speculive long distance shots is not going to be the answer, unless we get lucky. Suspect Paolo wants it played long with Williams and Collins pressing their centre backs.

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    the wizard 8:12pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    whizzy1978 wrote…


    Can you shed any light on the rumour that BBC Wiltshire understands that Banbury United owner Jed McCrory is fronting the 'local consortium' looking to takeover Swindon Town. From what i have read about the bloke it doesnt look great for swindons future & other fans feel the same.

    Perhaps Duke of Banbury can shed some light on this geezer.

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    old town robin 8:15pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    Matt Ritchie sends through a delightful ball for Williams, but he is flagged offside.

    Would be the same chance that SKY reports he scuffed over from 4 yards/

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    Since 1950 8:17pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    old town robin wrote…


    Since 1950 wrote…

    Evening Sam, evening all. Could be a bit of a lottery tonight with the conditions. Towns fitness will count later in the game. Funny how they could get the game on tonight but couldn't on boxing day! COYR!
    Evening All, I thought it was PC Dixon, Lol!

    Just an ordinary copper who's patroling his beat around Dock Green. You ol' ****!

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    the wizard 8:20pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    Not much going down the left, when are they going to bring Raffa into the game ?

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    Stfc_BristolRed 8:22pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    Hmmmmm.... Devera struggling. Don't think a heavy pitch line this would be the best to bring him back into the team on

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    old town robin 8:29pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    Since 1950 wrote…


    old town robin wrote…


    Since 1950 wrote…

    Evening Sam, evening all. Could be a bit of a lottery tonight with the conditions. Towns fitness will count later in the game. Funny how they could get the game on tonight but couldn't on boxing day! COYR!
    Evening All, I thought it was PC Dixon, Lol!
    Just an ordinary copper who's patroling his beat around Dock Green. You ol' ****!

    I won't try to guess what the **** was, hope it wasn't too offensive, just good to know there are still a few old timers around that even know who dixon from dock green was, lol

    Score: 0
    the wizard 8:34pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    BBC stats showing we have had the best part of possession shots etc, 5 corners to none from LO. We just need a few goals now.

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    Since 1950 8:35pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    old town robin wrote…


    Since 1950 wrote…

    old town robin wrote…

    Since 1950 wrote…

    Evening Sam, evening all. Could be a bit of a lottery tonight with the conditions. Towns fitness will count later in the game. Funny how they could get the game on tonight but couldn't on boxing day! COYR!
    Evening All, I thought it was PC Dixon, Lol!
    Just an ordinary copper who's patroling his beat around Dock Green. You ol' ****!
    I won't try to guess what the **** was, hope it wasn't too offensive, just good to know there are still a few old timers around that even know who dixon from dock green was, lol

    No, not offensive at all. Just this over sensitive censorship. Ol'f**t.
    COYR!

    Score: 0
    old town robin 8:38pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    0-0 half time, any benefits for us in second half with the wind? lady reporting on SKY gives us the edge, but she never mentioned the penalty shout. How is the ref, is he a homer or was it a fair decision?

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    the wizard 8:38pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    Since 1950 wrote…


    old town robin wrote…


    Since 1950 wrote…

    old town robin wrote…

    Since 1950 wrote…

    Evening Sam, evening all. Could be a bit of a lottery tonight with the conditions. Towns fitness will count later in the game. Funny how they could get the game on tonight but couldn't on boxing day! COYR!
    Evening All, I thought it was PC Dixon, Lol!
    Just an ordinary copper who's patroling his beat around Dock Green. You ol' ****!
    I won't try to guess what the **** was, hope it wasn't too offensive, just good to know there are still a few old timers around that even know who dixon from dock green was, lol
    No, not offensive at all. Just this over sensitive censorship. Ol'f**t.
    COYR!

    'evenin all

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    old town robin 8:47pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    Since 1950 wrote…


    old town robin wrote…


    Since 1950 wrote…

    old town robin wrote…

    Since 1950 wrote…

    Evening Sam, evening all. Could be a bit of a lottery tonight with the conditions. Towns fitness will count later in the game. Funny how they could get the game on tonight but couldn't on boxing day! COYR!
    Evening All, I thought it was PC Dixon, Lol!
    Just an ordinary copper who's patroling his beat around Dock Green. You ol' ****!
    I won't try to guess what the **** was, hope it wasn't too offensive, just good to know there are still a few old timers around that even know who dixon from dock green was, lol
    No, not offensive at all. Just this over sensitive censorship. Ol'f**t.
    COYR!

    Ha Ha, my kids gave me some grumpy old git mints for Christmas and they definitely help to relief a bit of wind when I'm cruising in Oxon

    Score: 0
    Since 1950 8:48pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    Jed who?

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    the wizard 9:03pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    Since 1950 wrote…


    Jed who?

    Jed Red Herring ???

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    old town robin 9:06pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    have to say a draw won't be enough tonight it will be 2 points lost against our rivals. From reports we are pressing without any luck, if only this game had been played over Xmas, I'm sure we would have slaughtered them, still some time to put it right, we only need 1 goal to put the records right.

    COYR

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    Haydonender 9:08pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    Frustrating.........
    ...come on lads, just the one goal will do

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    old town robin 9:14pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    So Collins hauled off after missing a couple of chances, predictable if he doesn't take his chances he has to make way for others, hope to see paolo's tactical changes work, one left to go my guess would be Roberts for De Vita.

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    Di kanny oh 9:24pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    Blooming Willams that is two sitters he has missed.

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    the wizard 9:29pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    I wouldn't mind betting the bar stewards try and steal one in injury time.

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    DarrenSTFCRomain 9:30pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    LOOKS LIKE ITS GOING 2BE ONE OF THEM NIGHTS AGAIN....

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    Di kanny oh 9:33pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    Fods just pulled out a blinding save.

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    the wizard 9:35pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    Bozwillocks

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    joey butler 9:39pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    Cannot win every match and up to 3rd in the table, 1 point gained or 2 lost, really not sure?

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    Rebel_phish 9:40pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    How did it end 0-0 ????

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    old town robin 9:42pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    result 0-0. Not good enough, we are just not clinical upfront and neither Williams or Collins can say they didn't have chances. After this very disappointing result, I have to say it's play-off as best.

    As said previous without doubt if we got them over Xmas we would have slaughtered them. so actually cheats do prosper.

    Score: 0
    Rebel_phish 9:42pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    Stats show that it was fairly even. My son is at the match and says it definately was TOWN ALL the way.

    Joey: 1 point gained me thinks.

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    Di kanny oh 9:43pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    On chances this is two points dropped Williams and Collins the culprits again although Williams hit the post. Could have been worse I suppose with Fodds pulling out that very late blinding save. Ahh well going to have to do the 3-0 on creepies again for the nation to witness the Di Canio express in motion. Hope this takeover is done before 31st Jan.

    Score: 0
    Haydonender 9:45pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    Shame but 1 point better than nothing and keeps unbeaten run going. Still right in the mix

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    Di kanny oh 9:47pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    Andrew Black was asked at the end of the game on the takeover and he said "fragile". mmm its going to the wire for sure and not sounding that great me thinks.

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    mallorca 9:48pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    So this investor sounds like a mickey mouse saga,here we go yet again
    as we all fear if this aint completed who knows what will happen

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    mallorca 9:48pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    So this investor sounds like a mickey mouse saga,here we go yet again
    as we all fear if this aint completed who knows what will happen

    Score: 0
    old town robin 9:54pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    Tranmere and Doncaster must be laughing their **** off, 6 points advantage there is no way they are going to give up that advantage.

    Play-offs at best

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    Roger_Smart 9:58pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    old town robin wrote…


    Tranmere and Doncaster must be laughing their **** off, 6 points advantage there is no way they are going to give up that advantage.

    Play-offs at best

    Are you an Oxford fan in disguise? We picked up a point away from home and were the better team. The end of the season is a long way away. I can't remember the last time we lost. PERSPECTIVE please

    Score: 0
    Di kanny oh 9:59pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    I get the feeling from Paolo's after match comments that he is not happy with Flint as he has mentioned the need for a centre back should the take over be done in time and was talking about players giving him some issues, Miller, Ritchie, Ferry were mentioned I think.

    Score: 0
    the wizard 10:01pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    We still have plenty of games to play as have Tranmere and Donny, and they can all be won, lost or drawn and that goes for the other teams as well, so quite where all the gloom has come from ??

    Done some more research on this bloke, seems a bit of a modern day Michael Knighton to me, so hope he goes elsewhere and we get somebody better.

    Score: 0
    Di kanny oh 10:02pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    old town robin wrote…


    Tranmere and Doncaster must be laughing their **** off, 6 points advantage there is no way they are going to give up that advantage.

    Play-offs at best

    Orient are a decent side and ended Notts Counties 22 game run on Saturday. Perspective needed. Yes we missed chances but Fodds pulled off a blinding save near the end when they could have nicked it.

    Score: 0
    joey butler 10:05pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    old town robin wrote…


    Tranmere and Doncaster must be laughing their **** off, 6 points advantage there is no way they are going to give up that advantage.

    Play-offs at best

    Old Town,

    I think your view is a bit depressing and I am inclined towards a point gained.

    If we all follow your thoughts to a conclusion, we might as well all reverse over ourselves in the car park at The Kings Arms!! You first, please!!

    Score: 0
    mallorca 10:08pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    Sorry sounds iffy,so these so called investors seem to be non starters,don't know about 20 point deduction,yet if the Town go into admin that is possible
    Why all this hush surely they checked these people out??????
    still I hope we are not over reacting

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    The Jockster 10:08pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    Given all the possession we had more a case of two points lost but bog of a pitch and swirling wind and rain and despite all that we could have lost. World. Class save from Fods and I thought they could could have had a pen. Ward solid Macca immense and his screamer deserved a goal. Roberts did nothing when he came on and gave the balls away twice in a minute. Was called harsh last week when I said taxi for Martin well now it's TAXI! The bloke ain't got it he's got less than Collins who was playing no worse. Think Pdc was just trying to shake things up. Ritchie ran his socks off and all those on for the full 90 put a shift in. Overall got to settle for the point on reflection I think.

    Score: 0
    the don69 10:09pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    old town robin wrote…


    Tranmere and Doncaster must be laughing their **** off, 6 points advantage there is no way they are going to give up that advantage.

    Play-offs at best

    Long,long way to go yet Old Town!what worries me is the take-over!don't sound very promising to me,it's all irrelevant if Black puts us into Admin!so if someone don't buy us soon,we can kiss goodbye to a promotion challenge!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Di kanny oh 10:09pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    Lets Hope Austin is sold so we can keep all our players together. Don't look like the takeover is going to beat the 31st January, I do hope I am wrong Please lets not make assumptions on Jed McCrory as we know nothing about the consortium and he is just heading it up. There is a money man in the background but that's all we know so its no good saying this that and the other about Jed McCrory.

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    King Red 10:11pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    Di kanny oh wrote…


    old town robin wrote…


    Tranmere and Doncaster must be laughing their **** off, 6 points advantage there is no way they are going to give up that advantage.

    Play-offs at best
    Orient are a decent side and ended Notts Counties 22 game run on Saturday. Perspective needed. Yes we missed chances but Fodds pulled off a blinding save near the end when they could have nicked it.

    Exactly! If it wasn't for quality throughout this team we would have lost to a late Orient goal. Also how many games left? 18! That's 54 more points to play for and we have Doncaster and Tranmere to play. They will also have to play eachother and the likes of Brentford and Bournemouth. 6 points is nothing......

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    STFCman&boy1973 10:16pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    the wizard wrote…


    We still have plenty of games to play as have Tranmere and Donny, and they can all be won, lost or drawn and that goes for the other teams as well, so quite where all the gloom has come from ??

    Done some more research on this bloke, seems a bit of a modern day Michael Knighton to me, so hope he goes elsewhere and we get somebody better.

    Oh no, that's not good...
    I won't sleep now...

    COYMRs

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    The Jockster 10:17pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    Since 1950 wrote…


    Jed who?

    Clampett. One for the old uns

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    the wizard 10:21pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    The Jockster wrote…


    Since 1950 wrote…


    Jed who?
    Clampett. One for the old uns

    But he struck oil.

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    smirg kcab 10:21pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    Shut the fuuck up on the consortium, you know nothing you ignorant fools,
    A fitton was the chairman of hungerford, and a lot still respects the money he put in.
    So you want us to go into admin and lose players and points do you?
    Swindon muppets, pig headed fools.
    Onwards and upwards.
    A good point towards being champions.

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    Di kanny oh 10:22pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    STFCman&boy1973 wrote…


    the wizard wrote…


    We still have plenty of games to play as have Tranmere and Donny, and they can all be won, lost or drawn and that goes for the other teams as well, so quite where all the gloom has come from ??

    Done some more research on this bloke, seems a bit of a modern day Michael Knighton to me, so hope he goes elsewhere and we get somebody better.
    Oh no, that's not good...
    I won't sleep now...

    COYMRs

    Doing research on this bloke to prove what exactly. Surely its the make up of the consortium that is just as important and we know exactly nothing at present about them. I will wait and see what happens then hopefully listen to the new board and see what they have to say and I get the feeling Paolo is quite happy but obviously is giving nothing else away. Lets deal with facts when they happen then cast our opinions.

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    joey butler 10:26pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    The Jockster wrote…


    Since 1950 wrote…


    Jed who?
    Clampett. One for the old uns

    Malky, Didn't know you were a secret Beverly Hillbillies fan, not sure I would admit to that!!

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    Oi Den! 10:27pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    You can be the best team in the division but you'll never win 'em all. Let's take the point and the clean sheet, say "that'll do", and move on to Saturday. Unless it all goes wrong off the field, I'm confident we'll go up - and we'll do it without needing to compete with the also-rans in the 4 team knockout lottery. To the bookies Grim will go, with dreamo also there in tow...

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    the wizard 10:29pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    Doing research on this bloke to prove what exactly.

    To see what kind of man he is, property developer, football supporter, a man of worth or a person of integrity. To look at his back ground and experience in similar roles, or to see if he is a complete novice, but with good intentions. I see no harm in any of that.

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    Di kanny oh 10:29pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    smirg kcab wrote…


    Shut the fuuck up on the consortium, you know nothing you ignorant fools,
    A fitton was the chairman of hungerford, and a lot still respects the money he put in.
    So you want us to go into admin and lose players and points do you?
    Swindon muppets, pig headed fools.
    Onwards and upwards.
    A good point towards being champions.

    Totally agree Grim it seems so many want to put this bloke down even before the contracts are signed. Having opinions on people is one thing but lets flaming hear the bloke first and the make up of the consortium. In the words of Manwell c r r r a z i e.

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    Oi Den! 10:30pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    joey butler wrote…


    The Jockster wrote…


    Since 1950 wrote…


    Jed who?
    Clampett. One for the old uns
    Malky, Didn't know you were a secret Beverly Hillbillies fan, not sure I would admit to that!!

    Thankls for the reminder JB. Haven't seen it for 40 odd years but I actually recorded an episode of it t'other night. Yet to see it. Maybe I'll discover how bad it really was!

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    Oldhamred 10:30pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    Di kanny oh wrote…


    Andrew Black was asked at the end of the game on the takeover and he said "fragile". mmm its going to the wire for sure and not sounding that great me thinks.

    Where did you here this?
    We had not heard a peep from AB until recent events came to light but now he comments 5 minutes after a game?

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    King Red 10:31pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    Oh and on the missing chances front, yes we do miss chances, doesn't every team. But, 15 clean sheets and goals scored,a goal difference of +30. That might be what it comes down to on the last day of the season. Can't we all be happy at 3rd place and with a good chance of promotion. None of us can change what will happen with the takeover but we can help the players on the pitch with our support!

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    Roger_Smart 10:33pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    King Red wrote…


    Di kanny oh wrote…


    old town robin wrote…


    Tranmere and Doncaster must be laughing their **** off, 6 points advantage there is no way they are going to give up that advantage.

    Play-offs at best
    Orient are a decent side and ended Notts Counties 22 game run on Saturday. Perspective needed. Yes we missed chances but Fodds pulled off a blinding save near the end when they could have nicked it.
    Exactly! If it wasn't for quality throughout this team we would have lost to a late Orient goal. Also how many games left? 18! That's 54 more points to play for and we have Doncaster and Tranmere to play. They will also have to play eachother and the likes of Brentford and Bournemouth. 6 points is nothing......

    Not to mention that Tranmere and Doncaster will not be looking forward to playing us .....far from laughing there *** off

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    Di kanny oh 10:34pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    the wizard wrote…


    Doing research on this bloke to prove what exactly.

    To see what kind of man he is, property developer, football supporter, a man of worth or a person of integrity. To look at his back ground and experience in similar roles, or to see if he is a complete novice, but with good intentions. I see no harm in any of that.

    One bloke who may be heading up the consortium so what if he is this and that. I say lets see what the make up of the actual consortium is and listen to what they have to say. To be honest I do not give a sh*t what his background is if he comes in with his consortium and saves the club and stops administration than that is good enough for me at this moment in time.

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    Di kanny oh 10:36pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    Oldhamred wrote…


    Di kanny oh wrote…


    Andrew Black was asked at the end of the game on the takeover and he said "fragile". mmm its going to the wire for sure and not sounding that great me thinks.
    Where did you here this?
    We had not heard a peep from AB until recent events came to light but now he comments 5 minutes after a game?

    This was announced on BBC Wilts live commentary after the game by Shawn Hodgets.

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    Di kanny oh 10:40pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    The Jockster wrote…


    Given all the possession we had more a case of two points lost but bog of a pitch and swirling wind and rain and despite all that we could have lost. World. Class save from Fods and I thought they could could have had a pen. Ward solid Macca immense and his screamer deserved a goal. Roberts did nothing when he came on and gave the balls away twice in a minute. Was called harsh last week when I said taxi for Martin well now it's TAXI! The bloke ain't got it he's got less than Collins who was playing no worse. Think Pdc was just trying to shake things up. Ritchie ran his socks off and all those on for the full 90 put a shift in. Overall got to settle for the point on reflection I think.

    Cheers The Jockster sounds like a more realistic assessment of the game and from a fan that was actually there. Well done to you and the 700 plus fans truly magnificent support yet again.

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    the wizard 10:42pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    So, are we saying after Nick Watkins said several then 5 then it was muted maybe 7, we are now down to just this one, or are others still waiting if these talks fall through.

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    London Red 10:43pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    Reading most of the comments it seems only Jock was there
    .
    Definitely 2 points dropped in terms of the game - but it is still another away point - and each one of those will be vital in the run in
    .
    Pitch was terrible and wind was dreadful an was blowing in all directions
    .
    We coped well in the first half and played some good stuff - in fact it was total domination - but didn't adapt well with the change of ends and let them back in it
    .
    Wes, Thompson, Ward, Macca, Ritchie and Ferry had good games
    .
    Ritchie back to his best tonight
    .
    Miller was excellent first half but less so in the 2nd
    .
    Collins and RDV were average - tried hard but nothing was really falling for them right
    .
    Collins didn't really get a clear cut chance - best was from a delightful free kick by Ritchie early in the 2nd but he just failed to get the vital touch
    .
    Williams is NOT a striker and certainly not our biggest threat - the guy can't finish!
    .
    Scuffed one over from 5 yards and then with 2 where he was through produced pass backs rather than shots
    .
    Yes he hit the post but that should have been in!
    .
    Martin and Roberts like PdC said were terrible today and made us work
    .
    I don't blame PdC as I felt we needed those changes to spark us back into life but they just didn't work
    .
    Martin is still way too fat! He could be good but needs a PdC pre-season
    .
    Don't know what was up with Roberts but it looked like he didn't want to be out there tonight - maybe time to give Luke Rooney another shot!
    .
    Flint was OK at the back but a liability in attack - considering he is so big he never wins a ball from a set piece and often gives away a free kick - which is worse than just not winning it as it lets them clear it and regroup

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    Last step 10:47pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    How many London Reds made it & was The Flag there?!

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    Oldhamred 10:47pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    Cheers....switches to five live online.
    Have to follow forum/twitter feeds etc for commentary.

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    the wizard 10:49pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    Thanks for that LR probably summed it up as best as it could be. Sounds like the elements won the day up to a point. Somebody said earlier we would have murdered them at Christmas time, but on a bad pitch you never know.

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    Di kanny oh 10:49pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    the wizard wrote…


    So, are we saying after Nick Watkins said several then 5 then it was muted maybe 7, we are now down to just this one, or are others still waiting if these talks fall through.

    I believe there are four solid consortiums still of which two are foreign and the Jed McCrory led one seemed to be the most advanced and prefered as I under stand it Wiz, but it does not mean if this falls through the others won't be in with a chance and would see it more to do with Black wanting it sorted quickly. That's the way I see it but could be wrong.

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    dave gar 10:51pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    terrible conditions pitch very heavy though we were the better side suited them more than us ,,happy with the point thought there penalty shout was a good one ,,best chance came with headers 2 realy should have gon in ,,,thought thompson got caught out once or twice ,,my mom mcormack

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    London Red 10:53pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    That should be made us worse
    .
    Interesting comments on the CBs - they were not there when I wrote my post
    .
    3 should be CB, Winger and Forward
    .
    Oliver from Bradford, Green from Charlton and Cassidy from Wolves would be my ideal signings

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    London Red 10:55pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    Lots of London Reds there biggest turnout for a while - flag banned as it didn't have a fire certificate

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    the wizard 11:00pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    Di kanny oh wrote…


    the wizard wrote…


    So, are we saying after Nick Watkins said several then 5 then it was muted maybe 7, we are now down to just this one, or are others still waiting if these talks fall through.
    I believe there are four solid consortiums still of which two are foreign and the Jed McCrory led one seemed to be the most advanced and prefered as I under stand it Wiz, but it does not mean if this falls through the others won't be in with a chance and would see it more to do with Black wanting it sorted quickly. That's the way I see it but could be wrong.

    Yes, I think speed is the key thing here sadly, and not necessarily perhaps the best for the club over the longer term. Deciding in haste now could well end up regretting it all later, the old, "if only I'd waited" syndrome. Damned if you do and sometimes damned if you don't. Having waited this long does another two weeks really make that much difference. However that said I think any consortium needs to have the "right face" at the front of it. have a good look at Jed and make up your own mind. I'm not putting the guy down just stating what I read without any prejudice. Any road, time to turn in. Have a good one tomorrow. Cheers.

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    The Jockster 11:03pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    Cheers kanny oh - LR's comments are also good appraisal of game and it seems we're pretty close on our assessment of performances -Willo. Had an early chance and fluffed it and he wasn't on his game really. He got a tap on the leg 2nd half and made a meal of it Macca was going ape as he wanted to throw the ball to him and Willo was doing his best actor bit supposedly hurt!

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    mike1990 11:15pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    It's not a bad point,don't forget they got a point at Brentford,what I would like to know?why is Andrew Black in such a hurry to sell,anyone would think he's skint,so if I was buying the Town,i'd call his bluff and want a bargain and push him as low as possible,he's just throwing his money away,wonder why he ever bought the Town?

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    joey butler 11:16pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    The Jockster wrote…


    Cheers kanny oh - LR's comments are also good appraisal of game and it seems we're pretty close on our assessment of performances -Willo. Had an early chance and fluffed it and he wasn't on his game really. He got a tap on the leg 2nd half and made a meal of it Macca was going ape as he wanted to throw the ball to him and Willo was doing his best actor bit supposedly hurt!

    I think we badly need to sign a striker who has proven ability to hit the back of the net Malky.

    Paul Benson from Cheltenham comes to mind!!

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    the don69 11:32pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    joey butler wrote…


    The Jockster wrote…


    Cheers kanny oh - LR's comments are also good appraisal of game and it seems we're pretty close on our assessment of performances -Willo. Had an early chance and fluffed it and he wasn't on his game really. He got a tap on the leg 2nd half and made a meal of it Macca was going ape as he wanted to throw the ball to him and Willo was doing his best actor bit supposedly hurt!
    I think we badly need to sign a striker who has proven ability to hit the back of the net Malky.

    Paul Benson from Cheltenham comes to mind!!

    Robin Van Persie comes quicker to my mind Joey!LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Oi Den! 11:36pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    Still don't see that we should be too bothered about signing new players. The squad we have is good enough to do the job - that's if we can keep it together of course. It seems we either get the takeover done in the next few days or we have to sell players to keep us out of the brown stuff. So (as I see it anyway) deal or no deal = promotion or no promotion.

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    joey butler 11:40pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    the don69 wrote…


    joey butler wrote…


    The Jockster wrote…


    Cheers kanny oh - LR's comments are also good appraisal of game and it seems we're pretty close on our assessment of performances -Willo. Had an early chance and fluffed it and he wasn't on his game really. He got a tap on the leg 2nd half and made a meal of it Macca was going ape as he wanted to throw the ball to him and Willo was doing his best actor bit supposedly hurt!
    I think we badly need to sign a striker who has proven ability to hit the back of the net Malky.

    Paul Benson from Cheltenham comes to mind!!
    Robin Van Persie comes quicker to my mind Joey!LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I tolda you before Don Corleone, you take the pizza out of me and you be sleeping with the fishes in Coate Water!

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    the don69 11:43pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    Oi Den! wrote…


    Still don't see that we should be too bothered about signing new players. The squad we have is good enough to do the job - that's if we can keep it together of course. It seems we either get the takeover done in the next few days or we have to sell players to keep us out of the brown stuff. So (as I see it anyway) deal or no deal = promotion or no promotion.

    Can we phone a friend Den?or make that a SHEIHK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Oi Den! 11:44pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    the wizard wrote…


    Di kanny oh wrote…


    the wizard wrote…


    So, are we saying after Nick Watkins said several then 5 then it was muted maybe 7, we are now down to just this one, or are others still waiting if these talks fall through.
    I believe there are four solid consortiums still of which two are foreign and the Jed McCrory led one seemed to be the most advanced and prefered as I under stand it Wiz, but it does not mean if this falls through the others won't be in with a chance and would see it more to do with Black wanting it sorted quickly. That's the way I see it but could be wrong.
    Yes, I think speed is the key thing here sadly, and not necessarily perhaps the best for the club over the longer term. Deciding in haste now could well end up regretting it all later, the old, "if only I'd waited" syndrome. Damned if you do and sometimes damned if you don't. Having waited this long does another two weeks really make that much difference. However that said I think any consortium needs to have the "right face" at the front of it. have a good look at Jed and make up your own mind. I'm not putting the guy down just stating what I read without any prejudice. Any road, time to turn in. Have a good one tomorrow. Cheers.

    Wiz, apparently Andrew Black has drawn a line at 31 January. After that, he will no longer fund our operating losses. So if the deal doesn't get done, we won't be able to meet our costs without selling players. Either a bright new dawn is on the horizon or it's back to the dark days. It seems there's no in-between.

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    mike1990 11:54pm Tue 29 Jan 13

    Oi Den! wrote…


    the wizard wrote…


    Di kanny oh wrote…


    the wizard wrote…


    So, are we saying after Nick Watkins said several then 5 then it was muted maybe 7, we are now down to just this one, or are others still waiting if these talks fall through.
    I believe there are four solid consortiums still of which two are foreign and the Jed McCrory led one seemed to be the most advanced and prefered as I under stand it Wiz, but it does not mean if this falls through the others won't be in with a chance and would see it more to do with Black wanting it sorted quickly. That's the way I see it but could be wrong.
    Yes, I think speed is the key thing here sadly, and not necessarily perhaps the best for the club over the longer term. Deciding in haste now could well end up regretting it all later, the old, "if only I'd waited" syndrome. Damned if you do and sometimes damned if you don't. Having waited this long does another two weeks really make that much difference. However that said I think any consortium needs to have the "right face" at the front of it. have a good look at Jed and make up your own mind. I'm not putting the guy down just stating what I read without any prejudice. Any road, time to turn in. Have a good one tomorrow. Cheers.
    Wiz, apparently Andrew Black has drawn a line at 31 January. After that, he will no longer fund our operating losses. So if the deal doesn't get done, we won't be able to meet our costs without selling players. Either a bright new dawn is on the horizon or it's back to the dark days. It seems there's no in-between.

    Transfer widow closes 31 Jan Oi Den you can't sell players after that.so that would mean the A word.

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    Stfc_BristolRed 12:08am Wed 30 Jan 13

    Anybody would think we just got hammered. We have extended our unbeaten run and are very much in the mix. Tranmere are top, and their form over the last 10 games hasn't exactly been great. We could easily win this league or end up in about 14th, it's that tight I reckon. Most supporters of league 1 teams would kill for out setup/squad/manager/
    position. Get a grip people.

    COYR

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    Stfc_BristolRed 12:09am Wed 30 Jan 13

    Our*

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    joey butler 12:10am Wed 30 Jan 13

    If the worst comes to the worst, Mike and Den, a 10 point deduction would leave us 12th in the table and on recent form, with a very realistic chance of making the play offs.

    So all is not lost, yet!!

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    mike1990 12:16am Wed 30 Jan 13

    joey butler wrote…


    If the worst comes to the worst, Mike and Den, a 10 point deduction would leave us 12th in the table and on recent form, with a very realistic chance of making the play offs.

    So all is not lost, yet!!

    That's the spirit JB backs to the wall,it can still be done.10 point deduction and still make the play-off's now that would be great.

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    old town robin 2:12am Wed 30 Jan 13

    Roger_Smart wrote…


    old town robin wrote…


    Tranmere and Doncaster must be laughing their **** off, 6 points advantage there is no way they are going to give up that advantage.

    Play-offs at best
    Are you an Oxford fan in disguise? We picked up a point away from home and were the better team. The end of the season is a long way away. I can't remember the last time we lost. PERSPECTIVE please

    You think I'm a pox fan? born in Drove Rd, father and brother played for the town, you cretin. I know the real Roger, so unless you are the real Roger don't give me diatribe of being a Pox fan, you **** go and pleasure yourself and put your PERSPECTIVE where it belongs. If we are 6 points behind Tranmere and Doncaster and drop points against mediocre opposition because our two main strikers can't hit the onion bag, it stands to reason at best we are going to be in the automatic promotion places unless they drop points, it is out of our hands, we are no longer in control.

    My point I tried to say is if we want auto promotion we should be getting 3 points against dire opposition like Orient, if you can't see it the two we have to catch will be well pleased we dropped two points tonight. the fact is if our two strikers fail to hit the net is the reason we do not deserve better than play-offs. I have a small wager on the Robins getting promotion that will pay for mine and my son's season ticket, so who the f**k are you to say I'm a Pox fan. Unbelievable that dipsticks like you don't see we cannot win the league unless others lose.

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    old town robin 2:23am Wed 30 Jan 13

    joey butler wrote…


    old town robin wrote…


    Tranmere and Doncaster must be laughing their **** off, 6 points advantage there is no way they are going to give up that advantage.

    Play-offs at best
    Old Town,

    I think your view is a bit depressing and I am inclined towards a point gained.

    If we all follow your thoughts to a conclusion, we might as well all reverse over ourselves in the car park at The Kings Arms!! You first, please!!

    More likely to be the Steamer Joey, they don't have a car park, it seems I upset one or two on here tonight with my comments, but as with Paolo I'm p**sed off that our main strikers are not good enough to win games. IMO if we are chasing two teams that are 6 points in front of us it was 2 points lost, not gained.

    Will you be going to Wembley again if we can get through the play-offs?

    Score: 0
    greenml 6:06am Wed 30 Jan 13

    Watching from Dubai I thought we were over this and were a well run club.

    Losing faith in football i'm afraid..

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    the wizard 7:44am Wed 30 Jan 13

    Oi Den! wrote…


    the wizard wrote…


    Di kanny oh wrote…


    the wizard wrote…


    So, are we saying after Nick Watkins said several then 5 then it was muted maybe 7, we are now down to just this one, or are others still waiting if these talks fall through.
    I believe there are four solid consortiums still of which two are foreign and the Jed McCrory led one seemed to be the most advanced and prefered as I under stand it Wiz, but it does not mean if this falls through the others won't be in with a chance and would see it more to do with Black wanting it sorted quickly. That's the way I see it but could be wrong.
    Yes, I think speed is the key thing here sadly, and not necessarily perhaps the best for the club over the longer term. Deciding in haste now could well end up regretting it all later, the old, "if only I'd waited" syndrome. Damned if you do and sometimes damned if you don't. Having waited this long does another two weeks really make that much difference. However that said I think any consortium needs to have the "right face" at the front of it. have a good look at Jed and make up your own mind. I'm not putting the guy down just stating what I read without any prejudice. Any road, time to turn in. Have a good one tomorrow. Cheers.
    Wiz, apparently Andrew Black has drawn a line at 31 January. After that, he will no longer fund our operating losses. So if the deal doesn't get done, we won't be able to meet our costs without selling players. Either a bright new dawn is on the horizon or it's back to the dark days. It seems there's no in-between.

    Hi Mike, PC was off when you posted. Sorry not to respond before. Seems a big shame if the A word has to be used. Lets hope some sense comes up to the surface and we all get what we need.

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    Roger_Smart 4:44pm Wed 30 Jan 13

    old town robin wrote…


    Roger_Smart wrote…


    old town robin wrote…


    Tranmere and Doncaster must be laughing their **** off, 6 points advantage there is no way they are going to give up that advantage.

    Play-offs at best
    Are you an Oxford fan in disguise? We picked up a point away from home and were the better team. The end of the season is a long way away. I can't remember the last time we lost. PERSPECTIVE please
    You think I'm a pox fan? born in Drove Rd, father and brother played for the town, you cretin. I know the real Roger, so unless you are the real Roger don't give me diatribe of being a Pox fan, you **** go and pleasure yourself and put your PERSPECTIVE where it belongs. If we are 6 points behind Tranmere and Doncaster and drop points against mediocre opposition because our two main strikers can't hit the onion bag, it stands to reason at best we are going to be in the automatic promotion places unless they drop points, it is out of our hands, we are no longer in control.

    My point I tried to say is if we want auto promotion we should be getting 3 points against dire opposition like Orient, if you can't see it the two we have to catch will be well pleased we dropped two points tonight. the fact is if our two strikers fail to hit the net is the reason we do not deserve better than play-offs. I have a small wager on the Robins getting promotion that will pay for mine and my son's season ticket, so who the f**k are you to say I'm a Pox fan. Unbelievable that dipsticks like you don't see we cannot win the league unless others lose.

    No Old Town Robin .. I didn't really think you were an Oxford fan ...but now I am convinced you are a nine year old boy!

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    joey butler 5:07pm Wed 30 Jan 13

    old town robin wrote…


    joey butler wrote…


    old town robin wrote…


    Tranmere and Doncaster must be laughing their **** off, 6 points advantage there is no way they are going to give up that advantage.

    Play-offs at best
    Old Town,

    I think your view is a bit depressing and I am inclined towards a point gained.

    If we all follow your thoughts to a conclusion, we might as well all reverse over ourselves in the car park at The Kings Arms!! You first, please!!
    More likely to be the Steamer Joey, they don't have a car park, it seems I upset one or two on here tonight with my comments, but as with Paolo I'm p**sed off that our main strikers are not good enough to win games. IMO if we are chasing two teams that are 6 points in front of us it was 2 points lost, not gained.

    Will you be going to Wembley again if we can get through the play-offs?

    Old Town,

    You didn't upset me last night at all, I was trying my hardest to stay positive, perhaps trying too hard!

    You will be aware I share your view on our main strikers and am a big Benson fan.

    The Kings Arms always had a car park, I must be getting confused?

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