January transfer window doesn't worry Swindon Town boss Cooper

Swindon Advertiser: Swindon Town boss Mark Cooper Swindon Town boss Mark Cooper

MARK Cooper has not even contemplated how the January transfer window could impact on his Swindon Town squad.

The market is open for business on New Year’s Day, with several Town players likely to be in demand. Alex Pritchard is being watched by a whole host of Championship clubs, Wes Foderingham has previously been scouted by Bournemouth and Massimo Luongo has also caught the eye during the first half of a season in which Swindon have exceeded expectations.

Nicky Ajose looks set to return to Peterborough, with Town expected to be priced out of a loan extension or a permanent move, but after Swindon’s 1-1 draw at Bradford yesterday Cooper said he has not been focusing on what may come.

“I’ve not really even thought about it. We get dealt what we get dealt; I’m not going to get overly in a pickle about it,” he said.

“If we lost players we lose them like we have said all season, if we get players then we get them in.

“We’ve got some good players already.

“We’ve got a little bit of a break after Crawley and hopefully we can get everyone back and firing in the new year.

“I don’t think anyone thought we’d get to where we are, to be honest, and we’re really pleased with where we are.

“We always want to get better and aim even higher.”

Cooper was delighted with a point at Valley Parade, during which his defenders stood up well to Bradford’s immense physical test.

“In thought we looked strong.

“We got done with one header but apart from that we looked really solid,” he said. “The goalkeeper helped us, we asked him if he could come and punch it and I think he helped immensely today.

“Hopefully the penny has started to drop and the next time they play away they can be as good.

“You keep working on it in training and hoping that the penny drops and maybe now it has.”

Cooper lamented the indiscipline of Nile Ranger, who was not involved in the matchday squad in Yorkshire after failing to turn up for training again on Friday.

“The boy has had that many chances and I feel so sorry for him,” he said.

“I’ve got a son and I want to look after him but we’ve got to think about the group and if he can’t toe the line with the rest of the boys we’ve got decisions to make.

“I’ll speak to Lee and see what we do in the new year.

“I just don’t think he thinks he’s done anything wrong.

“I think he thinks it’s a normal day in the life of Nile and I feel so sorry for him because you can’t change him.”

Finally, Town will find out more about injuries sustained by Jay McEveley and Grant Hall at Bradford later today. Hall twisted his ankle while McEveley is believed to have twisted his knee.

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7:32am Mon 30 Dec 13

U REDS says...

Its does worry me. We have a chance of a top half finish this season which i s a great achievement. If we have a bad window then I will become concerned about the bottom. I dip in home form and we could slip fast.
Its does worry me. We have a chance of a top half finish this season which i s a great achievement. If we have a bad window then I will become concerned about the bottom. I dip in home form and we could slip fast. U REDS

7:43am Mon 30 Dec 13

pastor_of_muppets says...

I understand what Cooper is getting at when he says he feels sorry for Ranger. We can't help the brain we are born with, and Ranger is obviously beyond stupid if he thinks he has done nothing wrong. I just hope he doesn't expect any sympathy from the fans towards the man. As paying customers we have every right to expect the players to behave properly, and frankly we can't be expected to care whether he is just extremely thick or wilfully acting with contempt. Just get rid
I understand what Cooper is getting at when he says he feels sorry for Ranger. We can't help the brain we are born with, and Ranger is obviously beyond stupid if he thinks he has done nothing wrong. I just hope he doesn't expect any sympathy from the fans towards the man. As paying customers we have every right to expect the players to behave properly, and frankly we can't be expected to care whether he is just extremely thick or wilfully acting with contempt. Just get rid pastor_of_muppets

8:21am Mon 30 Dec 13

Rebel_phish says...

Well, I'm worried.

Unless Cooper knows something we don't. The Spurs contingent could go. Ajose is all but set to go. If you believe the rumours Wes is a done deal. Ranger is a no show and will be gone. Even the 2 Nathans and Mass may depart. So unless there is better in the wings champing at the bit to come in, I fear that a mid table finish is all we can hope for. Relegation is not a possibility (well it is but we need approx 10/12 pts to be safe).

Oh, but we have Troy coming back and Branco shows a lot of potential. So all is right with the world.

The next 4 weeks will define our season. Need to build the squad, not decimate it - though that means only getting rid of 1 in 10, so all is not lost.

Never a dull moment at STFC
Well, I'm worried. Unless Cooper knows something we don't. The Spurs contingent could go. Ajose is all but set to go. If you believe the rumours Wes is a done deal. Ranger is a no show and will be gone. Even the 2 Nathans and Mass may depart. So unless there is better in the wings champing at the bit to come in, I fear that a mid table finish is all we can hope for. Relegation is not a possibility (well it is but we need approx 10/12 pts to be safe). Oh, but we have Troy coming back and Branco shows a lot of potential. So all is right with the world. The next 4 weeks will define our season. Need to build the squad, not decimate it - though that means only getting rid of 1 in 10, so all is not lost. Never a dull moment at STFC Rebel_phish

8:29am Mon 30 Dec 13

Swindon Crier says...

Winging gits already moaning, yeah we weren't gonna do anything this year certain relegation,blah blah, Idont think we done to bad so far , if some players have to go so be it ,Priich may go, not ours anyway, Fodringham can go, get some money and have a keeper who's interested,, Luongo won't go only plays for half the game(shame so much potential). If theses players go have a bit of faith that Lee and Coops will replace them, they've done alright so far coyr
Winging gits already moaning, yeah we weren't gonna do anything this year certain relegation,blah blah, Idont think we done to bad so far , if some players have to go so be it ,Priich may go, not ours anyway, Fodringham can go, get some money and have a keeper who's interested,, Luongo won't go only plays for half the game(shame so much potential). If theses players go have a bit of faith that Lee and Coops will replace them, they've done alright so far coyr Swindon Crier

9:08am Mon 30 Dec 13

harley red says...

What a idiot copper is with a comment like this , just goes to show how big a puppet he is . He has no back bone , if he is not bothered then why should the players bother . We need 2 centre backs both Ward and Hall are very poor and have cost us a hatful of goals these 2 are the sort of players we should be trying to unload NOT our better players ,
What a idiot copper is with a comment like this , just goes to show how big a puppet he is . He has no back bone , if he is not bothered then why should the players bother . We need 2 centre backs both Ward and Hall are very poor and have cost us a hatful of goals these 2 are the sort of players we should be trying to unload NOT our better players , harley red

9:17am Mon 30 Dec 13

ging999 says...

harley red wrote:
What a idiot copper is with a comment like this , just goes to show how big a puppet he is . He has no back bone , if he is not bothered then why should the players bother . We need 2 centre backs both Ward and Hall are very poor and have cost us a hatful of goals these 2 are the sort of players we should be trying to unload NOT our better players ,
I think that you might be the 'idiot copper'. Spineless troll.
[quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: What a idiot copper is with a comment like this , just goes to show how big a puppet he is . He has no back bone , if he is not bothered then why should the players bother . We need 2 centre backs both Ward and Hall are very poor and have cost us a hatful of goals these 2 are the sort of players we should be trying to unload NOT our better players ,[/p][/quote]I think that you might be the 'idiot copper'. Spineless troll. ging999

9:18am Mon 30 Dec 13

port de soller says...

First decent point yesterday maybe should have one Pritchatd had at least several good chances.
Yes I fear Jan as I think several will return to there clubs ,however on the other hand they might just be pleased how well they are going??? who knows.
The Ranger situation is hard to call as in jan he may be jailed if found guilty,yet what a waste of talent.
Last Point Lee Power said the club needs no Money??? yet he we are cannot even get a decent CB in before the deadline, as for sick notes recover cannot see that happening as said before Exeter sold us a Bill of Goods.
Still it´s a case of wait and see.

Well done to these young lads who make no bones have got us at the right end of the Division
Plus HAPPY NEW YEAR to all STFC Fans (SWINDON and Global)
First decent point yesterday maybe should have one Pritchatd had at least several good chances. Yes I fear Jan as I think several will return to there clubs ,however on the other hand they might just be pleased how well they are going??? who knows. The Ranger situation is hard to call as in jan he may be jailed if found guilty,yet what a waste of talent. Last Point Lee Power said the club needs no Money??? yet he we are cannot even get a decent CB in before the deadline, as for sick notes recover cannot see that happening as said before Exeter sold us a Bill of Goods. Still it´s a case of wait and see. Well done to these young lads who make no bones have got us at the right end of the Division Plus HAPPY NEW YEAR to all STFC Fans (SWINDON and Global) port de soller

9:37am Mon 30 Dec 13

the don69 says...

harley red wrote:
What a idiot copper is with a comment like this , just goes to show how big a puppet he is . He has no back bone , if he is not bothered then why should the players bother . We need 2 centre backs both Ward and Hall are very poor and have cost us a hatful of goals these 2 are the sort of players we should be trying to unload NOT our better players ,
Coops is a honest hard working manager getting on with a difficult job and doing it very well under a tight budget!the big idiot is you harley red,just a keyboard troll get a life!!!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: What a idiot copper is with a comment like this , just goes to show how big a puppet he is . He has no back bone , if he is not bothered then why should the players bother . We need 2 centre backs both Ward and Hall are very poor and have cost us a hatful of goals these 2 are the sort of players we should be trying to unload NOT our better players ,[/p][/quote]Coops is a honest hard working manager getting on with a difficult job and doing it very well under a tight budget!the big idiot is you harley red,just a keyboard troll get a life!!!!!!!!!! the don69

9:59am Mon 30 Dec 13

Cleuso says...

Rebel_phish wrote:
Well, I'm worried.

Unless Cooper knows something we don't. The Spurs contingent could go. Ajose is all but set to go. If you believe the rumours Wes is a done deal. Ranger is a no show and will be gone. Even the 2 Nathans and Mass may depart. So unless there is better in the wings champing at the bit to come in, I fear that a mid table finish is all we can hope for. Relegation is not a possibility (well it is but we need approx 10/12 pts to be safe).

Oh, but we have Troy coming back and Branco shows a lot of potential. So all is right with the world.

The next 4 weeks will define our season. Need to build the squad, not decimate it - though that means only getting rid of 1 in 10, so all is not lost.

Never a dull moment at STFC
So Wes is still off to Bournemouth then ??? Seems Eddie Howe has his eyes on another keeper, can't see Wes enjoying a spot of bench warming . Quote

"Lee has done brilliantly for us. He's a very confident character," Howe said.

Think everyone needs to calm down a see what happens, whatever that is, just support the guys who end up wearing the red shirts.

It is what supporters do best ( a la Brentford) Start that with the game with Crawley and we might just end up with a successful team rather than pander to the whipped up media style frenzied froth generated by doomsters....

Happy New Year to everyone, let's hope for a good or even great finish to the season.
[quote][p][bold]Rebel_phish[/bold] wrote: Well, I'm worried. Unless Cooper knows something we don't. The Spurs contingent could go. Ajose is all but set to go. If you believe the rumours Wes is a done deal. Ranger is a no show and will be gone. Even the 2 Nathans and Mass may depart. So unless there is better in the wings champing at the bit to come in, I fear that a mid table finish is all we can hope for. Relegation is not a possibility (well it is but we need approx 10/12 pts to be safe). Oh, but we have Troy coming back and Branco shows a lot of potential. So all is right with the world. The next 4 weeks will define our season. Need to build the squad, not decimate it - though that means only getting rid of 1 in 10, so all is not lost. Never a dull moment at STFC[/p][/quote]So Wes is still off to Bournemouth then ??? Seems Eddie Howe has his eyes on another keeper, can't see Wes enjoying a spot of bench warming . Quote "Lee has done brilliantly for us. He's a very confident character," Howe said. Think everyone needs to calm down a see what happens, whatever that is, just support the guys who end up wearing the red shirts. It is what supporters do best ( a la Brentford) Start that with the game with Crawley and we might just end up with a successful team rather than pander to the whipped up media style frenzied froth generated by doomsters.... Happy New Year to everyone, let's hope for a good or even great finish to the season. Cleuso

10:14am Mon 30 Dec 13

Oxon-Red says...

Cleuso wrote:
Rebel_phish wrote:
Well, I'm worried.

Unless Cooper knows something we don't. The Spurs contingent could go. Ajose is all but set to go. If you believe the rumours Wes is a done deal. Ranger is a no show and will be gone. Even the 2 Nathans and Mass may depart. So unless there is better in the wings champing at the bit to come in, I fear that a mid table finish is all we can hope for. Relegation is not a possibility (well it is but we need approx 10/12 pts to be safe).

Oh, but we have Troy coming back and Branco shows a lot of potential. So all is right with the world.

The next 4 weeks will define our season. Need to build the squad, not decimate it - though that means only getting rid of 1 in 10, so all is not lost.

Never a dull moment at STFC
So Wes is still off to Bournemouth then ??? Seems Eddie Howe has his eyes on another keeper, can't see Wes enjoying a spot of bench warming . Quote

"Lee has done brilliantly for us. He's a very confident character," Howe said.

Think everyone needs to calm down a see what happens, whatever that is, just support the guys who end up wearing the red shirts.

It is what supporters do best ( a la Brentford) Start that with the game with Crawley and we might just end up with a successful team rather than pander to the whipped up media style frenzied froth generated by doomsters....

Happy New Year to everyone, let's hope for a good or even great finish to the season.
Well said Clueso. We need to replace a few Fraser's with Corporal Jones's.

Too much "We're doomed" and not enough "Don't panic" !

Que sera sera.

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]Cleuso[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rebel_phish[/bold] wrote: Well, I'm worried. Unless Cooper knows something we don't. The Spurs contingent could go. Ajose is all but set to go. If you believe the rumours Wes is a done deal. Ranger is a no show and will be gone. Even the 2 Nathans and Mass may depart. So unless there is better in the wings champing at the bit to come in, I fear that a mid table finish is all we can hope for. Relegation is not a possibility (well it is but we need approx 10/12 pts to be safe). Oh, but we have Troy coming back and Branco shows a lot of potential. So all is right with the world. The next 4 weeks will define our season. Need to build the squad, not decimate it - though that means only getting rid of 1 in 10, so all is not lost. Never a dull moment at STFC[/p][/quote]So Wes is still off to Bournemouth then ??? Seems Eddie Howe has his eyes on another keeper, can't see Wes enjoying a spot of bench warming . Quote "Lee has done brilliantly for us. He's a very confident character," Howe said. Think everyone needs to calm down a see what happens, whatever that is, just support the guys who end up wearing the red shirts. It is what supporters do best ( a la Brentford) Start that with the game with Crawley and we might just end up with a successful team rather than pander to the whipped up media style frenzied froth generated by doomsters.... Happy New Year to everyone, let's hope for a good or even great finish to the season.[/p][/quote]Well said Clueso. We need to replace a few Fraser's with Corporal Jones's. Too much "We're doomed" and not enough "Don't panic" ! Que sera sera. COYMR Oxon-Red

10:15am Mon 30 Dec 13

Oi Den! says...

I doubt Cooper really means he's not bothered. He probably means there's nothing he can do about it so he's just got to get on with his job and not whinge about it. A bit of a contrast with one of our recent managers, for whom a king's ransom of a transfer budget was never enough.
I doubt Cooper really means he's not bothered. He probably means there's nothing he can do about it so he's just got to get on with his job and not whinge about it. A bit of a contrast with one of our recent managers, for whom a king's ransom of a transfer budget was never enough. Oi Den!

10:22am Mon 30 Dec 13

Davidsyrett says...

What Cooper is getting at is there is still a game to be played before he's bothering to contemplate the market. We will lose players for sure, Pritchard is almost certain to go, Ajose is going back to Peterborough, the only other real likelihood is Wes, but we have cover in that area. Ranger was a luxury that we took a chance on, we will not get a player of his talent to replace him, but Storey seems to finally have made big steps forward, and with Gladwin looking a great prospect, I'm not overly worried, and with Power saying he is looking at a couple of loanee's from premiership clubs, I still think we will be there or there abouts for the play-offs.
What Cooper is getting at is there is still a game to be played before he's bothering to contemplate the market. We will lose players for sure, Pritchard is almost certain to go, Ajose is going back to Peterborough, the only other real likelihood is Wes, but we have cover in that area. Ranger was a luxury that we took a chance on, we will not get a player of his talent to replace him, but Storey seems to finally have made big steps forward, and with Gladwin looking a great prospect, I'm not overly worried, and with Power saying he is looking at a couple of loanee's from premiership clubs, I still think we will be there or there abouts for the play-offs. Davidsyrett

10:32am Mon 30 Dec 13

Swindon1984 says...

Swindon Crier wrote:
Winging gits already moaning, yeah we weren't gonna do anything this year certain relegation,blah blah, Idont think we done to bad so far , if some players have to go so be it ,Priich may go, not ours anyway, Fodringham can go, get some money and have a keeper who's interested,, Luongo won't go only plays for half the game(shame so much potential). If theses players go have a bit of faith that Lee and Coops will replace them, they've done alright so far coyr
Not sure about the "get a keeper who's interested" part, implying Wes currently isn't interested - to date I can't see anything Foderingham's done wrong, he's still one of our most consistent players. If other clubs want to bid for him that's hardly his fault. Bit harsh that comment in my view.

"Coops is a honest hard working manager getting on with a difficult job and doing it very well under a tight budget" - very true.

"I doubt Cooper really means he's not bothered. He probably means there's nothing he can do about it so he's just got to get on with his job and not whinge about it." Likewise very sensible comment.

Sick of saying this but the comments by Cooper will be in response to a question, e.g. "Mark, are you worried about the transfer window?" His response, "I’ve not really even thought about it. We get dealt what we get dealt; I’m not going to get overly in a pickle about it.” Basically saying if some players go then so be it, the job's still there to be done regardless(Pritchard may well go, not our player, nothing you can do about it, why get stressed over something you can't control).

What's he supposed to say "Transfer window? Yeah, I'm bricking it, we lose two or three players and we may as well jump off a bridge." Sure people would have something to say if that was Cooper's reply as well! Honestly, you really can't please ALL the people ANY of the time.

Anyway, here's to a happy new year and three points against Crawley - reckon we're owed that after enduing the frankly dire away game.

PS - wishing a speedy recovery to the sick and injured town players, especially if Ranger's number is up we need Dany N'Guessan more than ever!
[quote][p][bold]Swindon Crier[/bold] wrote: Winging gits already moaning, yeah we weren't gonna do anything this year certain relegation,blah blah, Idont think we done to bad so far , if some players have to go so be it ,Priich may go, not ours anyway, Fodringham can go, get some money and have a keeper who's interested,, Luongo won't go only plays for half the game(shame so much potential). If theses players go have a bit of faith that Lee and Coops will replace them, they've done alright so far coyr[/p][/quote]Not sure about the "get a keeper who's interested" part, implying Wes currently isn't interested - to date I can't see anything Foderingham's done wrong, he's still one of our most consistent players. If other clubs want to bid for him that's hardly his fault. Bit harsh that comment in my view. "Coops is a honest hard working manager getting on with a difficult job and doing it very well under a tight budget" - very true. "I doubt Cooper really means he's not bothered. He probably means there's nothing he can do about it so he's just got to get on with his job and not whinge about it." Likewise very sensible comment. Sick of saying this but the comments by Cooper will be in response to a question, e.g. "Mark, are you worried about the transfer window?" His response, "I’ve not really even thought about it. We get dealt what we get dealt; I’m not going to get overly in a pickle about it.” Basically saying if some players go then so be it, the job's still there to be done regardless(Pritchard may well go, not our player, nothing you can do about it, why get stressed over something you can't control). What's he supposed to say "Transfer window? Yeah, I'm bricking it, we lose two or three players and we may as well jump off a bridge." Sure people would have something to say if that was Cooper's reply as well! Honestly, you really can't please ALL the people ANY of the time. Anyway, here's to a happy new year and three points against Crawley - reckon we're owed that after enduing the frankly dire away game. PS - wishing a speedy recovery to the sick and injured town players, especially if Ranger's number is up we need Dany N'Guessan more than ever! Swindon1984

10:37am Mon 30 Dec 13

Oxon-Red says...

Looks like Bradford have a 'Mystic Meg' that goes by the name Freddy, any relation ?

http://www.thetelegr
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COYMR
Looks like Bradford have a 'Mystic Meg' that goes by the name Freddy, any relation ? http://www.thetelegr aphandargus.co.uk/sp ort/10903177.FT__Cit y_1_Swindon_1/ COYMR Oxon-Red

10:43am Mon 30 Dec 13

mancrobin says...

I've detected a philosophical if not resigned tone to Cooper's recent press statements. Not sure that is ultimately healthy as it can't be good for his motivation. Sounds like Power could do with doing a bit of empowerment!

In terms of players, this is the time of year when reliance on the loan system can really be disruptive to a squad. I've no doubt if players go we could well get decent ones to replace them but it's taken us half a season to get the defence to work together. I also think that it will be extremely difficult to replace Pritchard, a match winner like Ritchie.

Still, that's the business model and I can see the sense in it. However, I suspect we will see even more inconsistent in results and a drift to mid table. If that is the case then I would hope to see a few more of our younger players, Oakley, Waldham etc given their chance.
I've detected a philosophical if not resigned tone to Cooper's recent press statements. Not sure that is ultimately healthy as it can't be good for his motivation. Sounds like Power could do with doing a bit of empowerment! In terms of players, this is the time of year when reliance on the loan system can really be disruptive to a squad. I've no doubt if players go we could well get decent ones to replace them but it's taken us half a season to get the defence to work together. I also think that it will be extremely difficult to replace Pritchard, a match winner like Ritchie. Still, that's the business model and I can see the sense in it. However, I suspect we will see even more inconsistent in results and a drift to mid table. If that is the case then I would hope to see a few more of our younger players, Oakley, Waldham etc given their chance. mancrobin

10:44am Mon 30 Dec 13

Oxon-Red says...

Oi Den! wrote:
I doubt Cooper really means he's not bothered. He probably means there's nothing he can do about it so he's just got to get on with his job and not whinge about it. A bit of a contrast with one of our recent managers, for whom a king's ransom of a transfer budget was never enough.
Well said Den. We may lose a player or three but they may pave the way for a player or three coming in. I reckon Mark and Lee will have an eye on players from other clubs just as other clubs are looking at ours.

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: I doubt Cooper really means he's not bothered. He probably means there's nothing he can do about it so he's just got to get on with his job and not whinge about it. A bit of a contrast with one of our recent managers, for whom a king's ransom of a transfer budget was never enough.[/p][/quote]Well said Den. We may lose a player or three but they may pave the way for a player or three coming in. I reckon Mark and Lee will have an eye on players from other clubs just as other clubs are looking at ours. COYMR Oxon-Red

10:57am Mon 30 Dec 13

harley red says...

ging999 wrote:
harley red wrote:
What a idiot copper is with a comment like this , just goes to show how big a puppet he is . He has no back bone , if he is not bothered then why should the players bother . We need 2 centre backs both Ward and Hall are very poor and have cost us a hatful of goals these 2 are the sort of players we should be trying to unload NOT our better players ,
I think that you might be the 'idiot copper'. Spineless troll.
Oh are you the only one that can post !,,,our team is average at best and the if our better players leave ,just look at what is left a very poor team , the man who owns the club is only interested in selling any assets that we may have . He has been bankrupt twice owing millions . So the future is bleak very bleak so I would love both POWER AND COOPER TO GO ,!!!
[quote][p][bold]ging999[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: What a idiot copper is with a comment like this , just goes to show how big a puppet he is . He has no back bone , if he is not bothered then why should the players bother . We need 2 centre backs both Ward and Hall are very poor and have cost us a hatful of goals these 2 are the sort of players we should be trying to unload NOT our better players ,[/p][/quote]I think that you might be the 'idiot copper'. Spineless troll.[/p][/quote]Oh are you the only one that can post !,,,our team is average at best and the if our better players leave ,just look at what is left a very poor team , the man who owns the club is only interested in selling any assets that we may have . He has been bankrupt twice owing millions . So the future is bleak very bleak so I would love both POWER AND COOPER TO GO ,!!! harley red

11:05am Mon 30 Dec 13

harley red says...

the don69 wrote:
harley red wrote:
What a idiot copper is with a comment like this , just goes to show how big a puppet he is . He has no back bone , if he is not bothered then why should the players bother . We need 2 centre backs both Ward and Hall are very poor and have cost us a hatful of goals these 2 are the sort of players we should be trying to unload NOT our better players ,
Coops is a honest hard working manager getting on with a difficult job and doing it very well under a tight budget!the big idiot is you harley red,just a keyboard troll get a life!!!!!!!!!!
Been going to watch the town for 51 years last 22 as season ticket , so I think I am able to make a comment about the fools in charge , they are not bigger than our club
[quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: What a idiot copper is with a comment like this , just goes to show how big a puppet he is . He has no back bone , if he is not bothered then why should the players bother . We need 2 centre backs both Ward and Hall are very poor and have cost us a hatful of goals these 2 are the sort of players we should be trying to unload NOT our better players ,[/p][/quote]Coops is a honest hard working manager getting on with a difficult job and doing it very well under a tight budget!the big idiot is you harley red,just a keyboard troll get a life!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Been going to watch the town for 51 years last 22 as season ticket , so I think I am able to make a comment about the fools in charge , they are not bigger than our club harley red

11:13am Mon 30 Dec 13

Davidsyrett says...

harley red wrote:
the don69 wrote:
harley red wrote:
What a idiot copper is with a comment like this , just goes to show how big a puppet he is . He has no back bone , if he is not bothered then why should the players bother . We need 2 centre backs both Ward and Hall are very poor and have cost us a hatful of goals these 2 are the sort of players we should be trying to unload NOT our better players ,
Coops is a honest hard working manager getting on with a difficult job and doing it very well under a tight budget!the big idiot is you harley red,just a keyboard troll get a life!!!!!!!!!!
Been going to watch the town for 51 years last 22 as season ticket , so I think I am able to make a comment about the fools in charge , they are not bigger than our club
Quite frankly I find that hard to believe harley, anyone with your negative views would have given up supporting the Town years ago, if you really are a fan best you give up now, as Swindon have been at this level for the vast majority of those 50 years you so say have supported the club for. Out of interest what was your favourite era of this club?
[quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: What a idiot copper is with a comment like this , just goes to show how big a puppet he is . He has no back bone , if he is not bothered then why should the players bother . We need 2 centre backs both Ward and Hall are very poor and have cost us a hatful of goals these 2 are the sort of players we should be trying to unload NOT our better players ,[/p][/quote]Coops is a honest hard working manager getting on with a difficult job and doing it very well under a tight budget!the big idiot is you harley red,just a keyboard troll get a life!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Been going to watch the town for 51 years last 22 as season ticket , so I think I am able to make a comment about the fools in charge , they are not bigger than our club[/p][/quote]Quite frankly I find that hard to believe harley, anyone with your negative views would have given up supporting the Town years ago, if you really are a fan best you give up now, as Swindon have been at this level for the vast majority of those 50 years you so say have supported the club for. Out of interest what was your favourite era of this club? Davidsyrett

11:29am Mon 30 Dec 13

Stilloyal says...

pastor_of_muppets wrote:
I understand what Cooper is getting at when he says he feels sorry for Ranger. We can't help the brain we are born with, and Ranger is obviously beyond stupid if he thinks he has done nothing wrong. I just hope he doesn't expect any sympathy from the fans towards the man. As paying customers we have every right to expect the players to behave properly, and frankly we can't be expected to care whether he is just extremely thick or wilfully acting with contempt. Just get rid
Pastor, true you cant help the brain you are born with but you can change it, it's called education and common sense coupled with common decency . Ranger as talented and gifted as he is as a footballer is a selfish and stupid boy that needs to grow up and respect his team mates, bosses and the fans.
He wouldn't last 2 minutes in the army or a proper job, the title Lone Ranger is very fitting for this silly, spoilt boy ..
[quote][p][bold]pastor_of_muppets[/bold] wrote: I understand what Cooper is getting at when he says he feels sorry for Ranger. We can't help the brain we are born with, and Ranger is obviously beyond stupid if he thinks he has done nothing wrong. I just hope he doesn't expect any sympathy from the fans towards the man. As paying customers we have every right to expect the players to behave properly, and frankly we can't be expected to care whether he is just extremely thick or wilfully acting with contempt. Just get rid[/p][/quote]Pastor, true you cant help the brain you are born with but you can change it, it's called education and common sense coupled with common decency . Ranger as talented and gifted as he is as a footballer is a selfish and stupid boy that needs to grow up and respect his team mates, bosses and the fans. He wouldn't last 2 minutes in the army or a proper job, the title Lone Ranger is very fitting for this silly, spoilt boy .. Stilloyal

11:40am Mon 30 Dec 13

Oxon-Red says...

harley red wrote:
the don69 wrote:
harley red wrote:
What a idiot copper is with a comment like this , just goes to show how big a puppet he is . He has no back bone , if he is not bothered then why should the players bother . We need 2 centre backs both Ward and Hall are very poor and have cost us a hatful of goals these 2 are the sort of players we should be trying to unload NOT our better players ,
Coops is a honest hard working manager getting on with a difficult job and doing it very well under a tight budget!the big idiot is you harley red,just a keyboard troll get a life!!!!!!!!!!
Been going to watch the town for 51 years last 22 as season ticket , so I think I am able to make a comment about the fools in charge , they are not bigger than our club
Hardly Red,

Too easy to say you want rid of both and I suspect you are currently in a minority of one with that view. If we have someone ready to replace them then maybe it could be an option. For someone that is supposed to have supported Town for 50 years I find your lack of patience amazing.

If Power has gone bust twice he has to acheive that dubious feat 5 more times to match our mate "Grant" Mitchell down on the South Coast.

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: What a idiot copper is with a comment like this , just goes to show how big a puppet he is . He has no back bone , if he is not bothered then why should the players bother . We need 2 centre backs both Ward and Hall are very poor and have cost us a hatful of goals these 2 are the sort of players we should be trying to unload NOT our better players ,[/p][/quote]Coops is a honest hard working manager getting on with a difficult job and doing it very well under a tight budget!the big idiot is you harley red,just a keyboard troll get a life!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Been going to watch the town for 51 years last 22 as season ticket , so I think I am able to make a comment about the fools in charge , they are not bigger than our club[/p][/quote]Hardly Red, Too easy to say you want rid of both and I suspect you are currently in a minority of one with that view. If we have someone ready to replace them then maybe it could be an option. For someone that is supposed to have supported Town for 50 years I find your lack of patience amazing. If Power has gone bust twice he has to acheive that dubious feat 5 more times to match our mate "Grant" Mitchell down on the South Coast. COYMR Oxon-Red

11:48am Mon 30 Dec 13

Stilloyal says...

Oxon-Red wrote:
harley red wrote:
the don69 wrote:
harley red wrote:
What a idiot copper is with a comment like this , just goes to show how big a puppet he is . He has no back bone , if he is not bothered then why should the players bother . We need 2 centre backs both Ward and Hall are very poor and have cost us a hatful of goals these 2 are the sort of players we should be trying to unload NOT our better players ,
Coops is a honest hard working manager getting on with a difficult job and doing it very well under a tight budget!the big idiot is you harley red,just a keyboard troll get a life!!!!!!!!!!
Been going to watch the town for 51 years last 22 as season ticket , so I think I am able to make a comment about the fools in charge , they are not bigger than our club
Hardly Red,

Too easy to say you want rid of both and I suspect you are currently in a minority of one with that view. If we have someone ready to replace them then maybe it could be an option. For someone that is supposed to have supported Town for 50 years I find your lack of patience amazing.

If Power has gone bust twice he has to acheive that dubious feat 5 more times to match our mate "Grant" Mitchell down on the South Coast.

COYMR
Surely going bust twice and coming back shows the resilience of the man, if anything Power should be applauded for is investment and interest in or club. I'd say he has more interest than both Jed ad Black although the latter did put a couple of bob in.
[quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: What a idiot copper is with a comment like this , just goes to show how big a puppet he is . He has no back bone , if he is not bothered then why should the players bother . We need 2 centre backs both Ward and Hall are very poor and have cost us a hatful of goals these 2 are the sort of players we should be trying to unload NOT our better players ,[/p][/quote]Coops is a honest hard working manager getting on with a difficult job and doing it very well under a tight budget!the big idiot is you harley red,just a keyboard troll get a life!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Been going to watch the town for 51 years last 22 as season ticket , so I think I am able to make a comment about the fools in charge , they are not bigger than our club[/p][/quote]Hardly Red, Too easy to say you want rid of both and I suspect you are currently in a minority of one with that view. If we have someone ready to replace them then maybe it could be an option. For someone that is supposed to have supported Town for 50 years I find your lack of patience amazing. If Power has gone bust twice he has to acheive that dubious feat 5 more times to match our mate "Grant" Mitchell down on the South Coast. COYMR[/p][/quote]Surely going bust twice and coming back shows the resilience of the man, if anything Power should be applauded for is investment and interest in or club. I'd say he has more interest than both Jed ad Black although the latter did put a couple of bob in. Stilloyal

11:54am Mon 30 Dec 13

harrymorris says...

BRADFORD Town marched into the New Year unbeaten in the Toolstation League First Division and 14 points clear of second-placed Shepton Mallet after notching up their 21st league victory of the season last weekend.

Paul Shanley’s side ran out 4-1 winners against county rivals Calne Town, with goal machine Sam Jordan hitting a brace to take his tally for the season to 57 goals whilst Liam Milburn and Tom Welch also found the net.
BRADFORD Town marched into the New Year unbeaten in the Toolstation League First Division and 14 points clear of second-placed Shepton Mallet after notching up their 21st league victory of the season last weekend. Paul Shanley’s side ran out 4-1 winners against county rivals Calne Town, with goal machine Sam Jordan hitting a brace to take his tally for the season to 57 goals whilst Liam Milburn and Tom Welch also found the net. harrymorris

12:16pm Mon 30 Dec 13

oz ashes says...

off topic but the entry prices for the jpt have been announced away at posh @ tenner home @ 15
off topic but the entry prices for the jpt have been announced away at posh @ tenner home @ 15 oz ashes

12:28pm Mon 30 Dec 13

Cleuso says...

harley red wrote:
ging999 wrote:
harley red wrote:
What a idiot copper is with a comment like this , just goes to show how big a puppet he is . He has no back bone , if he is not bothered then why should the players bother . We need 2 centre backs both Ward and Hall are very poor and have cost us a hatful of goals these 2 are the sort of players we should be trying to unload NOT our better players ,
I think that you might be the 'idiot copper'. Spineless troll.
Oh are you the only one that can post !,,,our team is average at best and the if our better players leave ,just look at what is left a very poor team , the man who owns the club is only interested in selling any assets that we may have . He has been bankrupt twice owing millions . So the future is bleak very bleak so I would love both POWER AND COOPER TO GO ,!!!
Harley.... I think you post nicely sums up and gives a clue to your agenda. It is nothing about supporting the club and the team..

I made a mistake with my earlier post... it should have read "doomsters and trolls"

For some the jealousy runs very deep...
[quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ging999[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: What a idiot copper is with a comment like this , just goes to show how big a puppet he is . He has no back bone , if he is not bothered then why should the players bother . We need 2 centre backs both Ward and Hall are very poor and have cost us a hatful of goals these 2 are the sort of players we should be trying to unload NOT our better players ,[/p][/quote]I think that you might be the 'idiot copper'. Spineless troll.[/p][/quote]Oh are you the only one that can post !,,,our team is average at best and the if our better players leave ,just look at what is left a very poor team , the man who owns the club is only interested in selling any assets that we may have . He has been bankrupt twice owing millions . So the future is bleak very bleak so I would love both POWER AND COOPER TO GO ,!!![/p][/quote]Harley.... I think you post nicely sums up and gives a clue to your agenda. It is nothing about supporting the club and the team.. I made a mistake with my earlier post... it should have read "doomsters and trolls" For some the jealousy runs very deep... Cleuso

12:40pm Mon 30 Dec 13

dazzastfc says...

Stilloyal wrote:
Oxon-Red wrote:
harley red wrote:
the don69 wrote:
harley red wrote:
What a idiot copper is with a comment like this , just goes to show how big a puppet he is . He has no back bone , if he is not bothered then why should the players bother . We need 2 centre backs both Ward and Hall are very poor and have cost us a hatful of goals these 2 are the sort of players we should be trying to unload NOT our better players ,
Coops is a honest hard working manager getting on with a difficult job and doing it very well under a tight budget!the big idiot is you harley red,just a keyboard troll get a life!!!!!!!!!!
Been going to watch the town for 51 years last 22 as season ticket , so I think I am able to make a comment about the fools in charge , they are not bigger than our club
Hardly Red,

Too easy to say you want rid of both and I suspect you are currently in a minority of one with that view. If we have someone ready to replace them then maybe it could be an option. For someone that is supposed to have supported Town for 50 years I find your lack of patience amazing.

If Power has gone bust twice he has to acheive that dubious feat 5 more times to match our mate "Grant" Mitchell down on the South Coast.

COYMR
Surely going bust twice and coming back shows the resilience of the man, if anything Power should be applauded for is investment and interest in or club. I'd say he has more interest than both Jed ad Black although the latter did put a couple of bob in.
Surely going bust twice and coming back shows the resilience of the man, if anything Power should be applauded for is investment and interest in or club. I'd say he has more interest than both Jed ad Black although the latter did put a couple of bob in...

Ha ha..
I THINK THAT JUST PROVES THAT HE IS A BETTER CROOK THAN MOST OF USE...

And with Black putting his money in...
Its a shame he never had a good man working with him as I think jw wasted the investment that Black put in to STFC...
After all we are still in the same division ae we were when they took over the club..

Anyway mate have a great new year and all that
[quote][p][bold]Stilloyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: What a idiot copper is with a comment like this , just goes to show how big a puppet he is . He has no back bone , if he is not bothered then why should the players bother . We need 2 centre backs both Ward and Hall are very poor and have cost us a hatful of goals these 2 are the sort of players we should be trying to unload NOT our better players ,[/p][/quote]Coops is a honest hard working manager getting on with a difficult job and doing it very well under a tight budget!the big idiot is you harley red,just a keyboard troll get a life!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Been going to watch the town for 51 years last 22 as season ticket , so I think I am able to make a comment about the fools in charge , they are not bigger than our club[/p][/quote]Hardly Red, Too easy to say you want rid of both and I suspect you are currently in a minority of one with that view. If we have someone ready to replace them then maybe it could be an option. For someone that is supposed to have supported Town for 50 years I find your lack of patience amazing. If Power has gone bust twice he has to acheive that dubious feat 5 more times to match our mate "Grant" Mitchell down on the South Coast. COYMR[/p][/quote]Surely going bust twice and coming back shows the resilience of the man, if anything Power should be applauded for is investment and interest in or club. I'd say he has more interest than both Jed ad Black although the latter did put a couple of bob in.[/p][/quote]Surely going bust twice and coming back shows the resilience of the man, if anything Power should be applauded for is investment and interest in or club. I'd say he has more interest than both Jed ad Black although the latter did put a couple of bob in... Ha ha.. I THINK THAT JUST PROVES THAT HE IS A BETTER CROOK THAN MOST OF USE... And with Black putting his money in... Its a shame he never had a good man working with him as I think jw wasted the investment that Black put in to STFC... After all we are still in the same division ae we were when they took over the club.. Anyway mate have a great new year and all that dazzastfc

1:00pm Mon 30 Dec 13

Swindon1984 says...

Davidsyrett wrote:
harley red wrote:
the don69 wrote:
harley red wrote: What a idiot copper is with a comment like this , just goes to show how big a puppet he is . He has no back bone , if he is not bothered then why should the players bother . We need 2 centre backs both Ward and Hall are very poor and have cost us a hatful of goals these 2 are the sort of players we should be trying to unload NOT our better players ,
Coops is a honest hard working manager getting on with a difficult job and doing it very well under a tight budget!the big idiot is you harley red,just a keyboard troll get a life!!!!!!!!!!
Been going to watch the town for 51 years last 22 as season ticket , so I think I am able to make a comment about the fools in charge , they are not bigger than our club
Quite frankly I find that hard to believe harley, anyone with your negative views would have given up supporting the Town years ago, if you really are a fan best you give up now, as Swindon have been at this level for the vast majority of those 50 years you so say have supported the club for. Out of interest what was your favourite era of this club?
Fair point - not claiming to have supported the town myself for 50+ years but aside from the short foray into the premiership we've been yo-yoing between the third and fourth divisions in my time supporting the club and given the size of the club, support and resources available that's probably about our level unfortunately.

Let's be realistic, we've punched above our weight a few times but we don't have the riches behind us that a club like Bournemouth (ugh) has, and we don't have crowds filling the ground like clubs in the championship do. We're at the higher end of League 1 - if you look at some of the clubs in the championship, they are HUGE clubs with massive support. Getting there I admit should be the aim, and we need to have ambition, but achieving that with our current level of support is a big ask. Bigger clubs than us have tried and struggled (look at Sheffield Utd and where they are now for example) and all things considered, having a decent league 1 team to support isn't the worst thing in the world.

I know blokes who've supported the town for even less years than me, missing out on the Ardiles/Hoddle eras and have never seen success in the way that some would like it, yet they still support through thick and thin. Seems strange that some who've been supporters for a lot longer don't seem to have the patience and realise that we'll always have ups and downs.
[quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: What a idiot copper is with a comment like this , just goes to show how big a puppet he is . He has no back bone , if he is not bothered then why should the players bother . We need 2 centre backs both Ward and Hall are very poor and have cost us a hatful of goals these 2 are the sort of players we should be trying to unload NOT our better players ,[/p][/quote]Coops is a honest hard working manager getting on with a difficult job and doing it very well under a tight budget!the big idiot is you harley red,just a keyboard troll get a life!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Been going to watch the town for 51 years last 22 as season ticket , so I think I am able to make a comment about the fools in charge , they are not bigger than our club[/p][/quote]Quite frankly I find that hard to believe harley, anyone with your negative views would have given up supporting the Town years ago, if you really are a fan best you give up now, as Swindon have been at this level for the vast majority of those 50 years you so say have supported the club for. Out of interest what was your favourite era of this club?[/p][/quote]Fair point - not claiming to have supported the town myself for 50+ years but aside from the short foray into the premiership we've been yo-yoing between the third and fourth divisions in my time supporting the club and given the size of the club, support and resources available that's probably about our level unfortunately. Let's be realistic, we've punched above our weight a few times but we don't have the riches behind us that a club like Bournemouth (ugh) has, and we don't have crowds filling the ground like clubs in the championship do. We're at the higher end of League 1 - if you look at some of the clubs in the championship, they are HUGE clubs with massive support. Getting there I admit should be the aim, and we need to have ambition, but achieving that with our current level of support is a big ask. Bigger clubs than us have tried and struggled (look at Sheffield Utd and where they are now for example) and all things considered, having a decent league 1 team to support isn't the worst thing in the world. I know blokes who've supported the town for even less years than me, missing out on the Ardiles/Hoddle eras and have never seen success in the way that some would like it, yet they still support through thick and thin. Seems strange that some who've been supporters for a lot longer don't seem to have the patience and realise that we'll always have ups and downs. Swindon1984

1:54pm Mon 30 Dec 13

Robinonfire says...

Come on Power put some Power into the club and get a real manager for 2014.
Come on Power put some Power into the club and get a real manager for 2014. Robinonfire

2:01pm Mon 30 Dec 13

smirg kcab says...

Breaking news on Thursday
Ajose signs for 225k
Breaking news on Thursday Ajose signs for 225k smirg kcab

2:28pm Mon 30 Dec 13

q1234 says...

I am very disappointed with Nile Ranger training session absenteeism and undoubtedly this unreliability will be used in his forth coming trail by the prosecution lawyers in an attempt to destroy his character.
His defence lawyers will now have great difficulty in convincing a jury that he has changed his ways and got his head down and worked hard to become a regular first team player.
Nile’s football ability is such that with hard work, commitment and experience he could easily be playing for England in a few years time.
It is beginning to look like he was given a second chance by Swindon Town FC and he has blown it such a shame for a lad with so much talent.
I am very disappointed with Nile Ranger training session absenteeism and undoubtedly this unreliability will be used in his forth coming trail by the prosecution lawyers in an attempt to destroy his character. His defence lawyers will now have great difficulty in convincing a jury that he has changed his ways and got his head down and worked hard to become a regular first team player. Nile’s football ability is such that with hard work, commitment and experience he could easily be playing for England in a few years time. It is beginning to look like he was given a second chance by Swindon Town FC and he has blown it such a shame for a lad with so much talent. q1234

2:42pm Mon 30 Dec 13

Oi Den! says...

q1234 wrote:
I am very disappointed with Nile Ranger training session absenteeism and undoubtedly this unreliability will be used in his forth coming trail by the prosecution lawyers in an attempt to destroy his character.
His defence lawyers will now have great difficulty in convincing a jury that he has changed his ways and got his head down and worked hard to become a regular first team player.
Nile’s football ability is such that with hard work, commitment and experience he could easily be playing for England in a few years time.
It is beginning to look like he was given a second chance by Swindon Town FC and he has blown it such a shame for a lad with so much talent.
Whether he has changed his ways or not since joining us has nothing to do with the jury. If he's innocent, he's innocent and if he's guilty, he could have become a monk during the last few months and he would still be guilty.
[quote][p][bold]q1234[/bold] wrote: I am very disappointed with Nile Ranger training session absenteeism and undoubtedly this unreliability will be used in his forth coming trail by the prosecution lawyers in an attempt to destroy his character. His defence lawyers will now have great difficulty in convincing a jury that he has changed his ways and got his head down and worked hard to become a regular first team player. Nile’s football ability is such that with hard work, commitment and experience he could easily be playing for England in a few years time. It is beginning to look like he was given a second chance by Swindon Town FC and he has blown it such a shame for a lad with so much talent.[/p][/quote]Whether he has changed his ways or not since joining us has nothing to do with the jury. If he's innocent, he's innocent and if he's guilty, he could have become a monk during the last few months and he would still be guilty. Oi Den!

3:20pm Mon 30 Dec 13

The Jockster says...

Exactly Den! Q1234- ranger is on trial for rape, not for missing training sessions and smashing up cars. The judge will direct the jury to reach a verdict based on the facts of the case, nothing else.
Exactly Den! Q1234- ranger is on trial for rape, not for missing training sessions and smashing up cars. The judge will direct the jury to reach a verdict based on the facts of the case, nothing else. The Jockster

3:26pm Mon 30 Dec 13

dazzastfc says...

Swindon1984 wrote:
Davidsyrett wrote:
harley red wrote:
the don69 wrote:
harley red wrote: What a idiot copper is with a comment like this , just goes to show how big a puppet he is . He has no back bone , if he is not bothered then why should the players bother . We need 2 centre backs both Ward and Hall are very poor and have cost us a hatful of goals these 2 are the sort of players we should be trying to unload NOT our better players ,
Coops is a honest hard working manager getting on with a difficult job and doing it very well under a tight budget!the big idiot is you harley red,just a keyboard troll get a life!!!!!!!!!!
Been going to watch the town for 51 years last 22 as season ticket , so I think I am able to make a comment about the fools in charge , they are not bigger than our club
Quite frankly I find that hard to believe harley, anyone with your negative views would have given up supporting the Town years ago, if you really are a fan best you give up now, as Swindon have been at this level for the vast majority of those 50 years you so say have supported the club for. Out of interest what was your favourite era of this club?
Fair point - not claiming to have supported the town myself for 50+ years but aside from the short foray into the premiership we've been yo-yoing between the third and fourth divisions in my time supporting the club and given the size of the club, support and resources available that's probably about our level unfortunately.

Let's be realistic, we've punched above our weight a few times but we don't have the riches behind us that a club like Bournemouth (ugh) has, and we don't have crowds filling the ground like clubs in the championship do. We're at the higher end of League 1 - if you look at some of the clubs in the championship, they are HUGE clubs with massive support. Getting there I admit should be the aim, and we need to have ambition, but achieving that with our current level of support is a big ask. Bigger clubs than us have tried and struggled (look at Sheffield Utd and where they are now for example) and all things considered, having a decent league 1 team to support isn't the worst thing in the world.

I know blokes who've supported the town for even less years than me, missing out on the Ardiles/Hoddle eras and have never seen success in the way that some would like it, yet they still support through thick and thin. Seems strange that some who've been supporters for a lot longer don't seem to have the patience and realise that we'll always have ups and downs.
Dont worry to much chaps as the crown court will decide if he is playing again...
IF found guilty his football days will be over as no club would hire a GUILTY SEX OFFENDER !! will they??
[quote][p][bold]Swindon1984[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: What a idiot copper is with a comment like this , just goes to show how big a puppet he is . He has no back bone , if he is not bothered then why should the players bother . We need 2 centre backs both Ward and Hall are very poor and have cost us a hatful of goals these 2 are the sort of players we should be trying to unload NOT our better players ,[/p][/quote]Coops is a honest hard working manager getting on with a difficult job and doing it very well under a tight budget!the big idiot is you harley red,just a keyboard troll get a life!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Been going to watch the town for 51 years last 22 as season ticket , so I think I am able to make a comment about the fools in charge , they are not bigger than our club[/p][/quote]Quite frankly I find that hard to believe harley, anyone with your negative views would have given up supporting the Town years ago, if you really are a fan best you give up now, as Swindon have been at this level for the vast majority of those 50 years you so say have supported the club for. Out of interest what was your favourite era of this club?[/p][/quote]Fair point - not claiming to have supported the town myself for 50+ years but aside from the short foray into the premiership we've been yo-yoing between the third and fourth divisions in my time supporting the club and given the size of the club, support and resources available that's probably about our level unfortunately. Let's be realistic, we've punched above our weight a few times but we don't have the riches behind us that a club like Bournemouth (ugh) has, and we don't have crowds filling the ground like clubs in the championship do. We're at the higher end of League 1 - if you look at some of the clubs in the championship, they are HUGE clubs with massive support. Getting there I admit should be the aim, and we need to have ambition, but achieving that with our current level of support is a big ask. Bigger clubs than us have tried and struggled (look at Sheffield Utd and where they are now for example) and all things considered, having a decent league 1 team to support isn't the worst thing in the world. I know blokes who've supported the town for even less years than me, missing out on the Ardiles/Hoddle eras and have never seen success in the way that some would like it, yet they still support through thick and thin. Seems strange that some who've been supporters for a lot longer don't seem to have the patience and realise that we'll always have ups and downs.[/p][/quote]Dont worry to much chaps as the crown court will decide if he is playing again... IF found guilty his football days will be over as no club would hire a GUILTY SEX OFFENDER !! will they?? dazzastfc

3:28pm Mon 30 Dec 13

dazzastfc says...

dazzastfc wrote:
Swindon1984 wrote:
Davidsyrett wrote:
harley red wrote:
the don69 wrote:
harley red wrote: What a idiot copper is with a comment like this , just goes to show how big a puppet he is . He has no back bone , if he is not bothered then why should the players bother . We need 2 centre backs both Ward and Hall are very poor and have cost us a hatful of goals these 2 are the sort of players we should be trying to unload NOT our better players ,
Coops is a honest hard working manager getting on with a difficult job and doing it very well under a tight budget!the big idiot is you harley red,just a keyboard troll get a life!!!!!!!!!!
Been going to watch the town for 51 years last 22 as season ticket , so I think I am able to make a comment about the fools in charge , they are not bigger than our club
Quite frankly I find that hard to believe harley, anyone with your negative views would have given up supporting the Town years ago, if you really are a fan best you give up now, as Swindon have been at this level for the vast majority of those 50 years you so say have supported the club for. Out of interest what was your favourite era of this club?
Fair point - not claiming to have supported the town myself for 50+ years but aside from the short foray into the premiership we've been yo-yoing between the third and fourth divisions in my time supporting the club and given the size of the club, support and resources available that's probably about our level unfortunately.

Let's be realistic, we've punched above our weight a few times but we don't have the riches behind us that a club like Bournemouth (ugh) has, and we don't have crowds filling the ground like clubs in the championship do. We're at the higher end of League 1 - if you look at some of the clubs in the championship, they are HUGE clubs with massive support. Getting there I admit should be the aim, and we need to have ambition, but achieving that with our current level of support is a big ask. Bigger clubs than us have tried and struggled (look at Sheffield Utd and where they are now for example) and all things considered, having a decent league 1 team to support isn't the worst thing in the world.

I know blokes who've supported the town for even less years than me, missing out on the Ardiles/Hoddle eras and have never seen success in the way that some would like it, yet they still support through thick and thin. Seems strange that some who've been supporters for a lot longer don't seem to have the patience and realise that we'll always have ups and downs.
Dont worry to much chaps as the crown court will decide if he is playing again...
IF found guilty his football days will be over as no club would hire a GUILTY SEX OFFENDER !! will they??
Sorry chaps this post was 1234 and O! Den
[quote][p][bold]dazzastfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Swindon1984[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: What a idiot copper is with a comment like this , just goes to show how big a puppet he is . He has no back bone , if he is not bothered then why should the players bother . We need 2 centre backs both Ward and Hall are very poor and have cost us a hatful of goals these 2 are the sort of players we should be trying to unload NOT our better players ,[/p][/quote]Coops is a honest hard working manager getting on with a difficult job and doing it very well under a tight budget!the big idiot is you harley red,just a keyboard troll get a life!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Been going to watch the town for 51 years last 22 as season ticket , so I think I am able to make a comment about the fools in charge , they are not bigger than our club[/p][/quote]Quite frankly I find that hard to believe harley, anyone with your negative views would have given up supporting the Town years ago, if you really are a fan best you give up now, as Swindon have been at this level for the vast majority of those 50 years you so say have supported the club for. Out of interest what was your favourite era of this club?[/p][/quote]Fair point - not claiming to have supported the town myself for 50+ years but aside from the short foray into the premiership we've been yo-yoing between the third and fourth divisions in my time supporting the club and given the size of the club, support and resources available that's probably about our level unfortunately. Let's be realistic, we've punched above our weight a few times but we don't have the riches behind us that a club like Bournemouth (ugh) has, and we don't have crowds filling the ground like clubs in the championship do. We're at the higher end of League 1 - if you look at some of the clubs in the championship, they are HUGE clubs with massive support. Getting there I admit should be the aim, and we need to have ambition, but achieving that with our current level of support is a big ask. Bigger clubs than us have tried and struggled (look at Sheffield Utd and where they are now for example) and all things considered, having a decent league 1 team to support isn't the worst thing in the world. I know blokes who've supported the town for even less years than me, missing out on the Ardiles/Hoddle eras and have never seen success in the way that some would like it, yet they still support through thick and thin. Seems strange that some who've been supporters for a lot longer don't seem to have the patience and realise that we'll always have ups and downs.[/p][/quote]Dont worry to much chaps as the crown court will decide if he is playing again... IF found guilty his football days will be over as no club would hire a GUILTY SEX OFFENDER !! will they??[/p][/quote]Sorry chaps this post was 1234 and O! Den dazzastfc

3:53pm Mon 30 Dec 13

harley red says...

Davidsyrett wrote:
harley red wrote:
the don69 wrote:
harley red wrote:
What a idiot copper is with a comment like this , just goes to show how big a puppet he is . He has no back bone , if he is not bothered then why should the players bother . We need 2 centre backs both Ward and Hall are very poor and have cost us a hatful of goals these 2 are the sort of players we should be trying to unload NOT our better players ,
Coops is a honest hard working manager getting on with a difficult job and doing it very well under a tight budget!the big idiot is you harley red,just a keyboard troll get a life!!!!!!!!!!
Been going to watch the town for 51 years last 22 as season ticket , so I think I am able to make a comment about the fools in charge , they are not bigger than our club
Quite frankly I find that hard to believe harley, anyone with your negative views would have given up supporting the Town years ago, if you really are a fan best you give up now, as Swindon have been at this level for the vast majority of those 50 years you so say have supported the club for. Out of interest what was your favourite era of this club?
Easy that one 1967 - 70 and Lou macari years if only they would come back .screw this total football crap we play at the moment we over pass and we don't inject any pace so the other team sits back and let's us have it . As they know they can pick us off . I have spoken to many friends that support other teams and they all think the same thing and often say Swindon are easy to play against .
[quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: What a idiot copper is with a comment like this , just goes to show how big a puppet he is . He has no back bone , if he is not bothered then why should the players bother . We need 2 centre backs both Ward and Hall are very poor and have cost us a hatful of goals these 2 are the sort of players we should be trying to unload NOT our better players ,[/p][/quote]Coops is a honest hard working manager getting on with a difficult job and doing it very well under a tight budget!the big idiot is you harley red,just a keyboard troll get a life!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Been going to watch the town for 51 years last 22 as season ticket , so I think I am able to make a comment about the fools in charge , they are not bigger than our club[/p][/quote]Quite frankly I find that hard to believe harley, anyone with your negative views would have given up supporting the Town years ago, if you really are a fan best you give up now, as Swindon have been at this level for the vast majority of those 50 years you so say have supported the club for. Out of interest what was your favourite era of this club?[/p][/quote]Easy that one 1967 - 70 and Lou macari years if only they would come back .screw this total football crap we play at the moment we over pass and we don't inject any pace so the other team sits back and let's us have it . As they know they can pick us off . I have spoken to many friends that support other teams and they all think the same thing and often say Swindon are easy to play against . harley red

4:32pm Mon 30 Dec 13

Cleuso says...

mancrobin wrote:
I've detected a philosophical if not resigned tone to Cooper's recent press statements. Not sure that is ultimately healthy as it can't be good for his motivation. Sounds like Power could do with doing a bit of empowerment!

In terms of players, this is the time of year when reliance on the loan system can really be disruptive to a squad. I've no doubt if players go we could well get decent ones to replace them but it's taken us half a season to get the defence to work together. I also think that it will be extremely difficult to replace Pritchard, a match winner like Ritchie.

Still, that's the business model and I can see the sense in it. However, I suspect we will see even more inconsistent in results and a drift to mid table. If that is the case then I would hope to see a few more of our younger players, Oakley, Waldham etc given their chance.
Realistic tone.....I would say...rather than the hyped up bluster often heard elsewhere but some like to be fed with...
[quote][p][bold]mancrobin[/bold] wrote: I've detected a philosophical if not resigned tone to Cooper's recent press statements. Not sure that is ultimately healthy as it can't be good for his motivation. Sounds like Power could do with doing a bit of empowerment! In terms of players, this is the time of year when reliance on the loan system can really be disruptive to a squad. I've no doubt if players go we could well get decent ones to replace them but it's taken us half a season to get the defence to work together. I also think that it will be extremely difficult to replace Pritchard, a match winner like Ritchie. Still, that's the business model and I can see the sense in it. However, I suspect we will see even more inconsistent in results and a drift to mid table. If that is the case then I would hope to see a few more of our younger players, Oakley, Waldham etc given their chance.[/p][/quote]Realistic tone.....I would say...rather than the hyped up bluster often heard elsewhere but some like to be fed with... Cleuso

4:35pm Mon 30 Dec 13

Cleuso says...

Swindon1984 wrote:
Davidsyrett wrote:
harley red wrote:
the don69 wrote:
harley red wrote: What a idiot copper is with a comment like this , just goes to show how big a puppet he is . He has no back bone , if he is not bothered then why should the players bother . We need 2 centre backs both Ward and Hall are very poor and have cost us a hatful of goals these 2 are the sort of players we should be trying to unload NOT our better players ,
Coops is a honest hard working manager getting on with a difficult job and doing it very well under a tight budget!the big idiot is you harley red,just a keyboard troll get a life!!!!!!!!!!
Been going to watch the town for 51 years last 22 as season ticket , so I think I am able to make a comment about the fools in charge , they are not bigger than our club
Quite frankly I find that hard to believe harley, anyone with your negative views would have given up supporting the Town years ago, if you really are a fan best you give up now, as Swindon have been at this level for the vast majority of those 50 years you so say have supported the club for. Out of interest what was your favourite era of this club?
Fair point - not claiming to have supported the town myself for 50+ years but aside from the short foray into the premiership we've been yo-yoing between the third and fourth divisions in my time supporting the club and given the size of the club, support and resources available that's probably about our level unfortunately.

Let's be realistic, we've punched above our weight a few times but we don't have the riches behind us that a club like Bournemouth (ugh) has, and we don't have crowds filling the ground like clubs in the championship do. We're at the higher end of League 1 - if you look at some of the clubs in the championship, they are HUGE clubs with massive support. Getting there I admit should be the aim, and we need to have ambition, but achieving that with our current level of support is a big ask. Bigger clubs than us have tried and struggled (look at Sheffield Utd and where they are now for example) and all things considered, having a decent league 1 team to support isn't the worst thing in the world.

I know blokes who've supported the town for even less years than me, missing out on the Ardiles/Hoddle eras and have never seen success in the way that some would like it, yet they still support through thick and thin. Seems strange that some who've been supporters for a lot longer don't seem to have the patience and realise that we'll always have ups and downs.
Good post !
[quote][p][bold]Swindon1984[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: What a idiot copper is with a comment like this , just goes to show how big a puppet he is . He has no back bone , if he is not bothered then why should the players bother . We need 2 centre backs both Ward and Hall are very poor and have cost us a hatful of goals these 2 are the sort of players we should be trying to unload NOT our better players ,[/p][/quote]Coops is a honest hard working manager getting on with a difficult job and doing it very well under a tight budget!the big idiot is you harley red,just a keyboard troll get a life!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Been going to watch the town for 51 years last 22 as season ticket , so I think I am able to make a comment about the fools in charge , they are not bigger than our club[/p][/quote]Quite frankly I find that hard to believe harley, anyone with your negative views would have given up supporting the Town years ago, if you really are a fan best you give up now, as Swindon have been at this level for the vast majority of those 50 years you so say have supported the club for. Out of interest what was your favourite era of this club?[/p][/quote]Fair point - not claiming to have supported the town myself for 50+ years but aside from the short foray into the premiership we've been yo-yoing between the third and fourth divisions in my time supporting the club and given the size of the club, support and resources available that's probably about our level unfortunately. Let's be realistic, we've punched above our weight a few times but we don't have the riches behind us that a club like Bournemouth (ugh) has, and we don't have crowds filling the ground like clubs in the championship do. We're at the higher end of League 1 - if you look at some of the clubs in the championship, they are HUGE clubs with massive support. Getting there I admit should be the aim, and we need to have ambition, but achieving that with our current level of support is a big ask. Bigger clubs than us have tried and struggled (look at Sheffield Utd and where they are now for example) and all things considered, having a decent league 1 team to support isn't the worst thing in the world. I know blokes who've supported the town for even less years than me, missing out on the Ardiles/Hoddle eras and have never seen success in the way that some would like it, yet they still support through thick and thin. Seems strange that some who've been supporters for a lot longer don't seem to have the patience and realise that we'll always have ups and downs.[/p][/quote]Good post ! Cleuso

4:39pm Mon 30 Dec 13

castle9 says...

harley red wrote:
Davidsyrett wrote:
harley red wrote:
the don69 wrote:
harley red wrote:
What a idiot copper is with a comment like this , just goes to show how big a puppet he is . He has no back bone , if he is not bothered then why should the players bother . We need 2 centre backs both Ward and Hall are very poor and have cost us a hatful of goals these 2 are the sort of players we should be trying to unload NOT our better players ,
Coops is a honest hard working manager getting on with a difficult job and doing it very well under a tight budget!the big idiot is you harley red,just a keyboard troll get a life!!!!!!!!!!
Been going to watch the town for 51 years last 22 as season ticket , so I think I am able to make a comment about the fools in charge , they are not bigger than our club
Quite frankly I find that hard to believe harley, anyone with your negative views would have given up supporting the Town years ago, if you really are a fan best you give up now, as Swindon have been at this level for the vast majority of those 50 years you so say have supported the club for. Out of interest what was your favourite era of this club?
Easy that one 1967 - 70 and Lou macari years if only they would come back .screw this total football crap we play at the moment we over pass and we don't inject any pace so the other team sits back and let's us have it . As they know they can pick us off . I have spoken to many friends that support other teams and they all think the same thing and often say Swindon are easy to play against .
Times have moved on Hardly Red, would be great if you did the same.
[quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: What a idiot copper is with a comment like this , just goes to show how big a puppet he is . He has no back bone , if he is not bothered then why should the players bother . We need 2 centre backs both Ward and Hall are very poor and have cost us a hatful of goals these 2 are the sort of players we should be trying to unload NOT our better players ,[/p][/quote]Coops is a honest hard working manager getting on with a difficult job and doing it very well under a tight budget!the big idiot is you harley red,just a keyboard troll get a life!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Been going to watch the town for 51 years last 22 as season ticket , so I think I am able to make a comment about the fools in charge , they are not bigger than our club[/p][/quote]Quite frankly I find that hard to believe harley, anyone with your negative views would have given up supporting the Town years ago, if you really are a fan best you give up now, as Swindon have been at this level for the vast majority of those 50 years you so say have supported the club for. Out of interest what was your favourite era of this club?[/p][/quote]Easy that one 1967 - 70 and Lou macari years if only they would come back .screw this total football crap we play at the moment we over pass and we don't inject any pace so the other team sits back and let's us have it . As they know they can pick us off . I have spoken to many friends that support other teams and they all think the same thing and often say Swindon are easy to play against .[/p][/quote]Times have moved on Hardly Red, would be great if you did the same. castle9

4:40pm Mon 30 Dec 13

castle9 says...

dazzastfc wrote:
Swindon1984 wrote:
Davidsyrett wrote:
harley red wrote:
the don69 wrote:
harley red wrote: What a idiot copper is with a comment like this , just goes to show how big a puppet he is . He has no back bone , if he is not bothered then why should the players bother . We need 2 centre backs both Ward and Hall are very poor and have cost us a hatful of goals these 2 are the sort of players we should be trying to unload NOT our better players ,
Coops is a honest hard working manager getting on with a difficult job and doing it very well under a tight budget!the big idiot is you harley red,just a keyboard troll get a life!!!!!!!!!!
Been going to watch the town for 51 years last 22 as season ticket , so I think I am able to make a comment about the fools in charge , they are not bigger than our club
Quite frankly I find that hard to believe harley, anyone with your negative views would have given up supporting the Town years ago, if you really are a fan best you give up now, as Swindon have been at this level for the vast majority of those 50 years you so say have supported the club for. Out of interest what was your favourite era of this club?
Fair point - not claiming to have supported the town myself for 50+ years but aside from the short foray into the premiership we've been yo-yoing between the third and fourth divisions in my time supporting the club and given the size of the club, support and resources available that's probably about our level unfortunately.

Let's be realistic, we've punched above our weight a few times but we don't have the riches behind us that a club like Bournemouth (ugh) has, and we don't have crowds filling the ground like clubs in the championship do. We're at the higher end of League 1 - if you look at some of the clubs in the championship, they are HUGE clubs with massive support. Getting there I admit should be the aim, and we need to have ambition, but achieving that with our current level of support is a big ask. Bigger clubs than us have tried and struggled (look at Sheffield Utd and where they are now for example) and all things considered, having a decent league 1 team to support isn't the worst thing in the world.

I know blokes who've supported the town for even less years than me, missing out on the Ardiles/Hoddle eras and have never seen success in the way that some would like it, yet they still support through thick and thin. Seems strange that some who've been supporters for a lot longer don't seem to have the patience and realise that we'll always have ups and downs.
Dont worry to much chaps as the crown court will decide if he is playing again...
IF found guilty his football days will be over as no club would hire a GUILTY SEX OFFENDER !! will they??
and if he is found innocent??
[quote][p][bold]dazzastfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Swindon1984[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: What a idiot copper is with a comment like this , just goes to show how big a puppet he is . He has no back bone , if he is not bothered then why should the players bother . We need 2 centre backs both Ward and Hall are very poor and have cost us a hatful of goals these 2 are the sort of players we should be trying to unload NOT our better players ,[/p][/quote]Coops is a honest hard working manager getting on with a difficult job and doing it very well under a tight budget!the big idiot is you harley red,just a keyboard troll get a life!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Been going to watch the town for 51 years last 22 as season ticket , so I think I am able to make a comment about the fools in charge , they are not bigger than our club[/p][/quote]Quite frankly I find that hard to believe harley, anyone with your negative views would have given up supporting the Town years ago, if you really are a fan best you give up now, as Swindon have been at this level for the vast majority of those 50 years you so say have supported the club for. Out of interest what was your favourite era of this club?[/p][/quote]Fair point - not claiming to have supported the town myself for 50+ years but aside from the short foray into the premiership we've been yo-yoing between the third and fourth divisions in my time supporting the club and given the size of the club, support and resources available that's probably about our level unfortunately. Let's be realistic, we've punched above our weight a few times but we don't have the riches behind us that a club like Bournemouth (ugh) has, and we don't have crowds filling the ground like clubs in the championship do. We're at the higher end of League 1 - if you look at some of the clubs in the championship, they are HUGE clubs with massive support. Getting there I admit should be the aim, and we need to have ambition, but achieving that with our current level of support is a big ask. Bigger clubs than us have tried and struggled (look at Sheffield Utd and where they are now for example) and all things considered, having a decent league 1 team to support isn't the worst thing in the world. I know blokes who've supported the town for even less years than me, missing out on the Ardiles/Hoddle eras and have never seen success in the way that some would like it, yet they still support through thick and thin. Seems strange that some who've been supporters for a lot longer don't seem to have the patience and realise that we'll always have ups and downs.[/p][/quote]Dont worry to much chaps as the crown court will decide if he is playing again... IF found guilty his football days will be over as no club would hire a GUILTY SEX OFFENDER !! will they??[/p][/quote]and if he is found innocent?? castle9

4:53pm Mon 30 Dec 13

harrymorris says...

Sam Jordan of Bradford Town........got to be worth a gamble.......may or may not be the next Charlie but his goal scoring rate is incredible.......yes I know it's at a lower level
Sam Jordan of Bradford Town........got to be worth a gamble.......may or may not be the next Charlie but his goal scoring rate is incredible.......yes I know it's at a lower level harrymorris

4:56pm Mon 30 Dec 13

Cleuso says...

harley red wrote:
Davidsyrett wrote:
harley red wrote:
the don69 wrote:
harley red wrote:
What a idiot copper is with a comment like this , just goes to show how big a puppet he is . He has no back bone , if he is not bothered then why should the players bother . We need 2 centre backs both Ward and Hall are very poor and have cost us a hatful of goals these 2 are the sort of players we should be trying to unload NOT our better players ,
Coops is a honest hard working manager getting on with a difficult job and doing it very well under a tight budget!the big idiot is you harley red,just a keyboard troll get a life!!!!!!!!!!
Been going to watch the town for 51 years last 22 as season ticket , so I think I am able to make a comment about the fools in charge , they are not bigger than our club
Quite frankly I find that hard to believe harley, anyone with your negative views would have given up supporting the Town years ago, if you really are a fan best you give up now, as Swindon have been at this level for the vast majority of those 50 years you so say have supported the club for. Out of interest what was your favourite era of this club?
Easy that one 1967 - 70 and Lou macari years if only they would come back .screw this total football crap we play at the moment we over pass and we don't inject any pace so the other team sits back and let's us have it . As they know they can pick us off . I have spoken to many friends that support other teams and they all think the same thing and often say Swindon are easy to play against .
Clearly you have little deep knowledge about the Macari era....it cost us a lot more than a few wins on the pitch... after the lows winning were appreciated by fans (without knowing the real cost) ....but by the end of his era fans began to get so fed up with his long ball boring football they stopped going in their hordes. Clearly you believe the past was all rose tinted and overlook the stuff you don't want to remember.

If that was a success then I hope you just carrying on dreaming.

Oh and have you talked to any Wolves, Port Vale, Rotherham, QPR, Brentford or even Bradford fans this season ? guess you are mostly taking to those that support others in the vicinity.. Oxford maybe ?

Oh and whilst I think of it...the days of 67-70 won't ever return..in those days loyalty often outscored temptation to "further one's career"... that will never happen..the game then wasn't all about the money game it has now turned into. We would have lost 50% of that team to other clubs before we even reached the league cup quarter finals and got no where near second position...

Fancy throwing away the title in 1969 by losing at home to Watford who eventually won it....if that had happened today you would be going apopletic and calling for Danny Williams head.
[quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: What a idiot copper is with a comment like this , just goes to show how big a puppet he is . He has no back bone , if he is not bothered then why should the players bother . We need 2 centre backs both Ward and Hall are very poor and have cost us a hatful of goals these 2 are the sort of players we should be trying to unload NOT our better players ,[/p][/quote]Coops is a honest hard working manager getting on with a difficult job and doing it very well under a tight budget!the big idiot is you harley red,just a keyboard troll get a life!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Been going to watch the town for 51 years last 22 as season ticket , so I think I am able to make a comment about the fools in charge , they are not bigger than our club[/p][/quote]Quite frankly I find that hard to believe harley, anyone with your negative views would have given up supporting the Town years ago, if you really are a fan best you give up now, as Swindon have been at this level for the vast majority of those 50 years you so say have supported the club for. Out of interest what was your favourite era of this club?[/p][/quote]Easy that one 1967 - 70 and Lou macari years if only they would come back .screw this total football crap we play at the moment we over pass and we don't inject any pace so the other team sits back and let's us have it . As they know they can pick us off . I have spoken to many friends that support other teams and they all think the same thing and often say Swindon are easy to play against .[/p][/quote]Clearly you have little deep knowledge about the Macari era....it cost us a lot more than a few wins on the pitch... after the lows winning were appreciated by fans (without knowing the real cost) ....but by the end of his era fans began to get so fed up with his long ball boring football they stopped going in their hordes. Clearly you believe the past was all rose tinted and overlook the stuff you don't want to remember. If that was a success then I hope you just carrying on dreaming. Oh and have you talked to any Wolves, Port Vale, Rotherham, QPR, Brentford or even Bradford fans this season ? guess you are mostly taking to those that support others in the vicinity.. Oxford maybe ? Oh and whilst I think of it...the days of 67-70 won't ever return..in those days loyalty often outscored temptation to "further one's career"... that will never happen..the game then wasn't all about the money game it has now turned into. We would have lost 50% of that team to other clubs before we even reached the league cup quarter finals and got no where near second position... Fancy throwing away the title in 1969 by losing at home to Watford who eventually won it....if that had happened today you would be going apopletic and calling for Danny Williams head. Cleuso

5:00pm Mon 30 Dec 13

Swindonian63 says...

harley red wrote:
What a idiot copper is with a comment like this , just goes to show how big a puppet he is . He has no back bone , if he is not bothered then why should the players bother . We need 2 centre backs both Ward and Hall are very poor and have cost us a hatful of goals these 2 are the sort of players we should be trying to unload NOT our better players ,
You are a complete cretin. I hope that's clear.
[quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: What a idiot copper is with a comment like this , just goes to show how big a puppet he is . He has no back bone , if he is not bothered then why should the players bother . We need 2 centre backs both Ward and Hall are very poor and have cost us a hatful of goals these 2 are the sort of players we should be trying to unload NOT our better players ,[/p][/quote]You are a complete cretin. I hope that's clear. Swindonian63

5:12pm Mon 30 Dec 13

Oi Den! says...

mancrobin wrote:
I've detected a philosophical if not resigned tone to Cooper's recent press statements. Not sure that is ultimately healthy as it can't be good for his motivation. Sounds like Power could do with doing a bit of empowerment!

In terms of players, this is the time of year when reliance on the loan system can really be disruptive to a squad. I've no doubt if players go we could well get decent ones to replace them but it's taken us half a season to get the defence to work together. I also think that it will be extremely difficult to replace Pritchard, a match winner like Ritchie.

Still, that's the business model and I can see the sense in it. However, I suspect we will see even more inconsistent in results and a drift to mid table. If that is the case then I would hope to see a few more of our younger players, Oakley, Waldham etc given their chance.
Good post manc. I'd add a further note of caution though. If we do slide down the table and try to shore the team up with untried youngsters the slide could gather pace and see us at the wrong end of the table pretty quickly.

I'm more concerned about losing Foderingham than Pritchard. Fodders has proved his worth to us over a spell of about 100(?) appearances. No doubting Pritchard's talent but I reckon Foderingham is worth more points than him.
[quote][p][bold]mancrobin[/bold] wrote: I've detected a philosophical if not resigned tone to Cooper's recent press statements. Not sure that is ultimately healthy as it can't be good for his motivation. Sounds like Power could do with doing a bit of empowerment! In terms of players, this is the time of year when reliance on the loan system can really be disruptive to a squad. I've no doubt if players go we could well get decent ones to replace them but it's taken us half a season to get the defence to work together. I also think that it will be extremely difficult to replace Pritchard, a match winner like Ritchie. Still, that's the business model and I can see the sense in it. However, I suspect we will see even more inconsistent in results and a drift to mid table. If that is the case then I would hope to see a few more of our younger players, Oakley, Waldham etc given their chance.[/p][/quote]Good post manc. I'd add a further note of caution though. If we do slide down the table and try to shore the team up with untried youngsters the slide could gather pace and see us at the wrong end of the table pretty quickly. I'm more concerned about losing Foderingham than Pritchard. Fodders has proved his worth to us over a spell of about 100(?) appearances. No doubting Pritchard's talent but I reckon Foderingham is worth more points than him. Oi Den!

6:06pm Mon 30 Dec 13

ging999 says...

harley red wrote:
Davidsyrett wrote:
harley red wrote:
the don69 wrote:
harley red wrote:
What a idiot copper is with a comment like this , just goes to show how big a puppet he is . He has no back bone , if he is not bothered then why should the players bother . We need 2 centre backs both Ward and Hall are very poor and have cost us a hatful of goals these 2 are the sort of players we should be trying to unload NOT our better players ,
Coops is a honest hard working manager getting on with a difficult job and doing it very well under a tight budget!the big idiot is you harley red,just a keyboard troll get a life!!!!!!!!!!
Been going to watch the town for 51 years last 22 as season ticket , so I think I am able to make a comment about the fools in charge , they are not bigger than our club
Quite frankly I find that hard to believe harley, anyone with your negative views would have given up supporting the Town years ago, if you really are a fan best you give up now, as Swindon have been at this level for the vast majority of those 50 years you so say have supported the club for. Out of interest what was your favourite era of this club?
Easy that one 1967 - 70 and Lou macari years if only they would come back .screw this total football crap we play at the moment we over pass and we don't inject any pace so the other team sits back and let's us have it . As they know they can pick us off . I have spoken to many friends that support other teams and they all think the same thing and often say Swindon are easy to play against .
You say, that your friends say, that Swindon are easy to play against.............
.....
P 30...W 14...D 5...L 11. By my calculations that shows that in 19 games we were not so easy to play against.
Try posting something that has a glimmer of truth in it to substantiate your vitriolic mutterings.
COYR.
[quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: What a idiot copper is with a comment like this , just goes to show how big a puppet he is . He has no back bone , if he is not bothered then why should the players bother . We need 2 centre backs both Ward and Hall are very poor and have cost us a hatful of goals these 2 are the sort of players we should be trying to unload NOT our better players ,[/p][/quote]Coops is a honest hard working manager getting on with a difficult job and doing it very well under a tight budget!the big idiot is you harley red,just a keyboard troll get a life!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Been going to watch the town for 51 years last 22 as season ticket , so I think I am able to make a comment about the fools in charge , they are not bigger than our club[/p][/quote]Quite frankly I find that hard to believe harley, anyone with your negative views would have given up supporting the Town years ago, if you really are a fan best you give up now, as Swindon have been at this level for the vast majority of those 50 years you so say have supported the club for. Out of interest what was your favourite era of this club?[/p][/quote]Easy that one 1967 - 70 and Lou macari years if only they would come back .screw this total football crap we play at the moment we over pass and we don't inject any pace so the other team sits back and let's us have it . As they know they can pick us off . I have spoken to many friends that support other teams and they all think the same thing and often say Swindon are easy to play against .[/p][/quote]You say, that your friends say, that Swindon are easy to play against............. ..... P 30...W 14...D 5...L 11. By my calculations that shows that in 19 games we were not so easy to play against. Try posting something that has a glimmer of truth in it to substantiate your vitriolic mutterings. COYR. ging999

6:59pm Mon 30 Dec 13

The Jockster says...

The Jockster wrote:
Exactly Den! Q1234- ranger is on trial for rape, not for missing training sessions and smashing up cars. The judge will direct the jury to reach a verdict based on the facts of the case, nothing else.
Some weird posters on here- you post a statement of absolute fact as above and the minus muppets are out !
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: Exactly Den! Q1234- ranger is on trial for rape, not for missing training sessions and smashing up cars. The judge will direct the jury to reach a verdict based on the facts of the case, nothing else.[/p][/quote]Some weird posters on here- you post a statement of absolute fact as above and the minus muppets are out ! The Jockster

7:52pm Mon 30 Dec 13

Oxon-Red says...

The Jockster wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
Exactly Den! Q1234- ranger is on trial for rape, not for missing training sessions and smashing up cars. The judge will direct the jury to reach a verdict based on the facts of the case, nothing else.
Some weird posters on here- you post a statement of absolute fact as above and the minus muppets are out !
Could you handle getting a positive score :-)

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: Exactly Den! Q1234- ranger is on trial for rape, not for missing training sessions and smashing up cars. The judge will direct the jury to reach a verdict based on the facts of the case, nothing else.[/p][/quote]Some weird posters on here- you post a statement of absolute fact as above and the minus muppets are out ![/p][/quote]Could you handle getting a positive score :-) COYMR Oxon-Red

8:13pm Mon 30 Dec 13

Davidsyrett says...

Cleuso wrote:
harley red wrote:
Davidsyrett wrote:
harley red wrote:
the don69 wrote:
harley red wrote:
What a idiot copper is with a comment like this , just goes to show how big a puppet he is . He has no back bone , if he is not bothered then why should the players bother . We need 2 centre backs both Ward and Hall are very poor and have cost us a hatful of goals these 2 are the sort of players we should be trying to unload NOT our better players ,
Coops is a honest hard working manager getting on with a difficult job and doing it very well under a tight budget!the big idiot is you harley red,just a keyboard troll get a life!!!!!!!!!!
Been going to watch the town for 51 years last 22 as season ticket , so I think I am able to make a comment about the fools in charge , they are not bigger than our club
Quite frankly I find that hard to believe harley, anyone with your negative views would have given up supporting the Town years ago, if you really are a fan best you give up now, as Swindon have been at this level for the vast majority of those 50 years you so say have supported the club for. Out of interest what was your favourite era of this club?
Easy that one 1967 - 70 and Lou macari years if only they would come back .screw this total football crap we play at the moment we over pass and we don't inject any pace so the other team sits back and let's us have it . As they know they can pick us off . I have spoken to many friends that support other teams and they all think the same thing and often say Swindon are easy to play against .
Clearly you have little deep knowledge about the Macari era....it cost us a lot more than a few wins on the pitch... after the lows winning were appreciated by fans (without knowing the real cost) ....but by the end of his era fans began to get so fed up with his long ball boring football they stopped going in their hordes. Clearly you believe the past was all rose tinted and overlook the stuff you don't want to remember.

If that was a success then I hope you just carrying on dreaming.

Oh and have you talked to any Wolves, Port Vale, Rotherham, QPR, Brentford or even Bradford fans this season ? guess you are mostly taking to those that support others in the vicinity.. Oxford maybe ?

Oh and whilst I think of it...the days of 67-70 won't ever return..in those days loyalty often outscored temptation to "further one's career"... that will never happen..the game then wasn't all about the money game it has now turned into. We would have lost 50% of that team to other clubs before we even reached the league cup quarter finals and got no where near second position...

Fancy throwing away the title in 1969 by losing at home to Watford who eventually won it....if that had happened today you would be going apopletic and calling for Danny Williams head.
Agree with what you most of what you said Cleuso, but not the Macari part, while the style of football wasn't great, the div 4 championship and play-off final win, those will always be some of my favourite times supporting the Town, who can ever forget the night we beat Chester to win promotion (how many were in the CG that night, far more than the 12K announced), or the win at Selhurst Park to beat Gillingham. Mansfield to win our first ever Championship was another great moment. Hoddle/Ardiles era certainly saw a great style of football but the atmosphere of Macari's day was brilliant, especially away from home.
[quote][p][bold]Cleuso[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: What a idiot copper is with a comment like this , just goes to show how big a puppet he is . He has no back bone , if he is not bothered then why should the players bother . We need 2 centre backs both Ward and Hall are very poor and have cost us a hatful of goals these 2 are the sort of players we should be trying to unload NOT our better players ,[/p][/quote]Coops is a honest hard working manager getting on with a difficult job and doing it very well under a tight budget!the big idiot is you harley red,just a keyboard troll get a life!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Been going to watch the town for 51 years last 22 as season ticket , so I think I am able to make a comment about the fools in charge , they are not bigger than our club[/p][/quote]Quite frankly I find that hard to believe harley, anyone with your negative views would have given up supporting the Town years ago, if you really are a fan best you give up now, as Swindon have been at this level for the vast majority of those 50 years you so say have supported the club for. Out of interest what was your favourite era of this club?[/p][/quote]Easy that one 1967 - 70 and Lou macari years if only they would come back .screw this total football crap we play at the moment we over pass and we don't inject any pace so the other team sits back and let's us have it . As they know they can pick us off . I have spoken to many friends that support other teams and they all think the same thing and often say Swindon are easy to play against .[/p][/quote]Clearly you have little deep knowledge about the Macari era....it cost us a lot more than a few wins on the pitch... after the lows winning were appreciated by fans (without knowing the real cost) ....but by the end of his era fans began to get so fed up with his long ball boring football they stopped going in their hordes. Clearly you believe the past was all rose tinted and overlook the stuff you don't want to remember. If that was a success then I hope you just carrying on dreaming. Oh and have you talked to any Wolves, Port Vale, Rotherham, QPR, Brentford or even Bradford fans this season ? guess you are mostly taking to those that support others in the vicinity.. Oxford maybe ? Oh and whilst I think of it...the days of 67-70 won't ever return..in those days loyalty often outscored temptation to "further one's career"... that will never happen..the game then wasn't all about the money game it has now turned into. We would have lost 50% of that team to other clubs before we even reached the league cup quarter finals and got no where near second position... Fancy throwing away the title in 1969 by losing at home to Watford who eventually won it....if that had happened today you would be going apopletic and calling for Danny Williams head.[/p][/quote]Agree with what you most of what you said Cleuso, but not the Macari part, while the style of football wasn't great, the div 4 championship and play-off final win, those will always be some of my favourite times supporting the Town, who can ever forget the night we beat Chester to win promotion (how many were in the CG that night, far more than the 12K announced), or the win at Selhurst Park to beat Gillingham. Mansfield to win our first ever Championship was another great moment. Hoddle/Ardiles era certainly saw a great style of football but the atmosphere of Macari's day was brilliant, especially away from home. Davidsyrett

8:29pm Mon 30 Dec 13

dazzastfc says...

ging999 wrote:
harley red wrote:
Davidsyrett wrote:
harley red wrote:
the don69 wrote:
harley red wrote:
What a idiot copper is with a comment like this , just goes to show how big a puppet he is . He has no back bone , if he is not bothered then why should the players bother . We need 2 centre backs both Ward and Hall are very poor and have cost us a hatful of goals these 2 are the sort of players we should be trying to unload NOT our better players ,
Coops is a honest hard working manager getting on with a difficult job and doing it very well under a tight budget!the big idiot is you harley red,just a keyboard troll get a life!!!!!!!!!!
Been going to watch the town for 51 years last 22 as season ticket , so I think I am able to make a comment about the fools in charge , they are not bigger than our club
Quite frankly I find that hard to believe harley, anyone with your negative views would have given up supporting the Town years ago, if you really are a fan best you give up now, as Swindon have been at this level for the vast majority of those 50 years you so say have supported the club for. Out of interest what was your favourite era of this club?
Easy that one 1967 - 70 and Lou macari years if only they would come back .screw this total football crap we play at the moment we over pass and we don't inject any pace so the other team sits back and let's us have it . As they know they can pick us off . I have spoken to many friends that support other teams and they all think the same thing and often say Swindon are easy to play against .
You say, that your friends say, that Swindon are easy to play against.............

.....
P 30...W 14...D 5...L 11. By my calculations that shows that in 19 games we were not so easy to play against.
Try posting something that has a glimmer of truth in it to substantiate your vitriolic mutterings.
COYR.
11 Defeats in this division is shocking BUT what is more shocking is that we have gifted the 11 defeats...Just look at the teams we have lost to
Just as well we had a good start to the season..

I posted just be4 the orient game to say that we have 7 very hard games and 8 points from 21
LETS HOPE THE REST OF THE SEASON PICKS UP OR IF NOT WE COULD BE IN A BIT OF BOTHER....
[quote][p][bold]ging999[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: What a idiot copper is with a comment like this , just goes to show how big a puppet he is . He has no back bone , if he is not bothered then why should the players bother . We need 2 centre backs both Ward and Hall are very poor and have cost us a hatful of goals these 2 are the sort of players we should be trying to unload NOT our better players ,[/p][/quote]Coops is a honest hard working manager getting on with a difficult job and doing it very well under a tight budget!the big idiot is you harley red,just a keyboard troll get a life!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Been going to watch the town for 51 years last 22 as season ticket , so I think I am able to make a comment about the fools in charge , they are not bigger than our club[/p][/quote]Quite frankly I find that hard to believe harley, anyone with your negative views would have given up supporting the Town years ago, if you really are a fan best you give up now, as Swindon have been at this level for the vast majority of those 50 years you so say have supported the club for. Out of interest what was your favourite era of this club?[/p][/quote]Easy that one 1967 - 70 and Lou macari years if only they would come back .screw this total football crap we play at the moment we over pass and we don't inject any pace so the other team sits back and let's us have it . As they know they can pick us off . I have spoken to many friends that support other teams and they all think the same thing and often say Swindon are easy to play against .[/p][/quote]You say, that your friends say, that Swindon are easy to play against............. ..... P 30...W 14...D 5...L 11. By my calculations that shows that in 19 games we were not so easy to play against. Try posting something that has a glimmer of truth in it to substantiate your vitriolic mutterings. COYR.[/p][/quote]11 Defeats in this division is shocking BUT what is more shocking is that we have gifted the 11 defeats...Just look at the teams we have lost to Just as well we had a good start to the season.. I posted just be4 the orient game to say that we have 7 very hard games and 8 points from 21 LETS HOPE THE REST OF THE SEASON PICKS UP OR IF NOT WE COULD BE IN A BIT OF BOTHER.... dazzastfc

8:34pm Mon 30 Dec 13

Stilloyal says...

dazzastfc wrote:
Stilloyal wrote:
Oxon-Red wrote:
harley red wrote:
the don69 wrote:
harley red wrote:
What a idiot copper is with a comment like this , just goes to show how big a puppet he is . He has no back bone , if he is not bothered then why should the players bother . We need 2 centre backs both Ward and Hall are very poor and have cost us a hatful of goals these 2 are the sort of players we should be trying to unload NOT our better players ,
Coops is a honest hard working manager getting on with a difficult job and doing it very well under a tight budget!the big idiot is you harley red,just a keyboard troll get a life!!!!!!!!!!
Been going to watch the town for 51 years last 22 as season ticket , so I think I am able to make a comment about the fools in charge , they are not bigger than our club
Hardly Red,

Too easy to say you want rid of both and I suspect you are currently in a minority of one with that view. If we have someone ready to replace them then maybe it could be an option. For someone that is supposed to have supported Town for 50 years I find your lack of patience amazing.

If Power has gone bust twice he has to acheive that dubious feat 5 more times to match our mate "Grant" Mitchell down on the South Coast.

COYMR
Surely going bust twice and coming back shows the resilience of the man, if anything Power should be applauded for is investment and interest in or club. I'd say he has more interest than both Jed ad Black although the latter did put a couple of bob in.
Surely going bust twice and coming back shows the resilience of the man, if anything Power should be applauded for is investment and interest in or club. I'd say he has more interest than both Jed ad Black although the latter did put a couple of bob in...

Ha ha..
I THINK THAT JUST PROVES THAT HE IS A BETTER CROOK THAN MOST OF USE...

And with Black putting his money in...
Its a shame he never had a good man working with him as I think jw wasted the investment that Black put in to STFC...
After all we are still in the same division ae we were when they took over the club..

Anyway mate have a great new year and all that
Daz, happy new yea to you and family buddy, same goes to Steve an his kin. All t best.
[quote][p][bold]dazzastfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stilloyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: What a idiot copper is with a comment like this , just goes to show how big a puppet he is . He has no back bone , if he is not bothered then why should the players bother . We need 2 centre backs both Ward and Hall are very poor and have cost us a hatful of goals these 2 are the sort of players we should be trying to unload NOT our better players ,[/p][/quote]Coops is a honest hard working manager getting on with a difficult job and doing it very well under a tight budget!the big idiot is you harley red,just a keyboard troll get a life!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Been going to watch the town for 51 years last 22 as season ticket , so I think I am able to make a comment about the fools in charge , they are not bigger than our club[/p][/quote]Hardly Red, Too easy to say you want rid of both and I suspect you are currently in a minority of one with that view. If we have someone ready to replace them then maybe it could be an option. For someone that is supposed to have supported Town for 50 years I find your lack of patience amazing. If Power has gone bust twice he has to acheive that dubious feat 5 more times to match our mate "Grant" Mitchell down on the South Coast. COYMR[/p][/quote]Surely going bust twice and coming back shows the resilience of the man, if anything Power should be applauded for is investment and interest in or club. I'd say he has more interest than both Jed ad Black although the latter did put a couple of bob in.[/p][/quote]Surely going bust twice and coming back shows the resilience of the man, if anything Power should be applauded for is investment and interest in or club. I'd say he has more interest than both Jed ad Black although the latter did put a couple of bob in... Ha ha.. I THINK THAT JUST PROVES THAT HE IS A BETTER CROOK THAN MOST OF USE... And with Black putting his money in... Its a shame he never had a good man working with him as I think jw wasted the investment that Black put in to STFC... After all we are still in the same division ae we were when they took over the club.. Anyway mate have a great new year and all that[/p][/quote]Daz, happy new yea to you and family buddy, same goes to Steve an his kin. All t best. Stilloyal

9:02pm Mon 30 Dec 13

Oi Den! says...

The Jockster wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
Exactly Den! Q1234- ranger is on trial for rape, not for missing training sessions and smashing up cars. The judge will direct the jury to reach a verdict based on the facts of the case, nothing else.
Some weird posters on here- you post a statement of absolute fact as above and the minus muppets are out !
Have to say I wasn't sure which bit they were disagreeing with. I'm sure there's some logic in their thinking but it would be good to know what it is.

Ah well, each to his own, speaking of which... I reckon harley red gets too much stick on here. He has some strong views and I disagree with him on many of them but so what? Supporting the club doesn't mean you have to believe in whoever owns the club or manages the team at any particular time. Keep 'em coming harley. There's room for all.

Anyone know what's happened to the simplified audit commentary?
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: Exactly Den! Q1234- ranger is on trial for rape, not for missing training sessions and smashing up cars. The judge will direct the jury to reach a verdict based on the facts of the case, nothing else.[/p][/quote]Some weird posters on here- you post a statement of absolute fact as above and the minus muppets are out ![/p][/quote]Have to say I wasn't sure which bit they were disagreeing with. I'm sure there's some logic in their thinking but it would be good to know what it is. Ah well, each to his own, speaking of which... I reckon harley red gets too much stick on here. He has some strong views and I disagree with him on many of them but so what? Supporting the club doesn't mean you have to believe in whoever owns the club or manages the team at any particular time. Keep 'em coming harley. There's room for all. Anyone know what's happened to the simplified audit commentary? Oi Den!

9:06pm Mon 30 Dec 13

Oi Den! says...

DS, speaking purely from memory, I think you might have it the wrong way round. Didn't we secure promotion at Mansfield on the Saturday and then win the title on the following Tuesday against Chester?
DS, speaking purely from memory, I think you might have it the wrong way round. Didn't we secure promotion at Mansfield on the Saturday and then win the title on the following Tuesday against Chester? Oi Den!

9:15pm Mon 30 Dec 13

Cleuso says...

Davidsyrett wrote:
Cleuso wrote:
harley red wrote:
Davidsyrett wrote:
harley red wrote:
the don69 wrote:
harley red wrote:
What a idiot copper is with a comment like this , just goes to show how big a puppet he is . He has no back bone , if he is not bothered then why should the players bother . We need 2 centre backs both Ward and Hall are very poor and have cost us a hatful of goals these 2 are the sort of players we should be trying to unload NOT our better players ,
Coops is a honest hard working manager getting on with a difficult job and doing it very well under a tight budget!the big idiot is you harley red,just a keyboard troll get a life!!!!!!!!!!
Been going to watch the town for 51 years last 22 as season ticket , so I think I am able to make a comment about the fools in charge , they are not bigger than our club
Quite frankly I find that hard to believe harley, anyone with your negative views would have given up supporting the Town years ago, if you really are a fan best you give up now, as Swindon have been at this level for the vast majority of those 50 years you so say have supported the club for. Out of interest what was your favourite era of this club?
Easy that one 1967 - 70 and Lou macari years if only they would come back .screw this total football crap we play at the moment we over pass and we don't inject any pace so the other team sits back and let's us have it . As they know they can pick us off . I have spoken to many friends that support other teams and they all think the same thing and often say Swindon are easy to play against .
Clearly you have little deep knowledge about the Macari era....it cost us a lot more than a few wins on the pitch... after the lows winning were appreciated by fans (without knowing the real cost) ....but by the end of his era fans began to get so fed up with his long ball boring football they stopped going in their hordes. Clearly you believe the past was all rose tinted and overlook the stuff you don't want to remember.

If that was a success then I hope you just carrying on dreaming.

Oh and have you talked to any Wolves, Port Vale, Rotherham, QPR, Brentford or even Bradford fans this season ? guess you are mostly taking to those that support others in the vicinity.. Oxford maybe ?

Oh and whilst I think of it...the days of 67-70 won't ever return..in those days loyalty often outscored temptation to "further one's career"... that will never happen..the game then wasn't all about the money game it has now turned into. We would have lost 50% of that team to other clubs before we even reached the league cup quarter finals and got no where near second position...

Fancy throwing away the title in 1969 by losing at home to Watford who eventually won it....if that had happened today you would be going apopletic and calling for Danny Williams head.
Agree with what you most of what you said Cleuso, but not the Macari part, while the style of football wasn't great, the div 4 championship and play-off final win, those will always be some of my favourite times supporting the Town, who can ever forget the night we beat Chester to win promotion (how many were in the CG that night, far more than the 12K announced), or the win at Selhurst Park to beat Gillingham. Mansfield to win our first ever Championship was another great moment. Hoddle/Ardiles era certainly saw a great style of football but the atmosphere of Macari's day was brilliant, especially away from home.
Yes but against the perspective of all the - (Chester gate even seems questionable as you allude to) stuff that eventually came out, however unjust we felt about the punishments..the era remains tainted and I'm sad to say that but reflection years down the line it is hard to have to say that..

As I said it was a great experience to be winning games after so many years of disappointment and having crowds down to 2/3000, but like the time of PDC, it may have been exciting on the field at the time, but very costly in the long run.

Fans there will not forget and also recall fondly all those great wins, but as you say the football "style wasn't great" so that reality check needs to added I agree. Even the terraces weren't awash with fans except the odd game or two and certainly through his era the average I guess was not not much different throughout his "reign" on average than that we get today.

As you say there is a lot we agree on....but to hold tthis out as a great era in my mind also needs those caveats before they get immortalised by those who may just read about it and believe things will never be that good again and the "olden days" were perfect..
[quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cleuso[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: What a idiot copper is with a comment like this , just goes to show how big a puppet he is . He has no back bone , if he is not bothered then why should the players bother . We need 2 centre backs both Ward and Hall are very poor and have cost us a hatful of goals these 2 are the sort of players we should be trying to unload NOT our better players ,[/p][/quote]Coops is a honest hard working manager getting on with a difficult job and doing it very well under a tight budget!the big idiot is you harley red,just a keyboard troll get a life!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Been going to watch the town for 51 years last 22 as season ticket , so I think I am able to make a comment about the fools in charge , they are not bigger than our club[/p][/quote]Quite frankly I find that hard to believe harley, anyone with your negative views would have given up supporting the Town years ago, if you really are a fan best you give up now, as Swindon have been at this level for the vast majority of those 50 years you so say have supported the club for. Out of interest what was your favourite era of this club?[/p][/quote]Easy that one 1967 - 70 and Lou macari years if only they would come back .screw this total football crap we play at the moment we over pass and we don't inject any pace so the other team sits back and let's us have it . As they know they can pick us off . I have spoken to many friends that support other teams and they all think the same thing and often say Swindon are easy to play against .[/p][/quote]Clearly you have little deep knowledge about the Macari era....it cost us a lot more than a few wins on the pitch... after the lows winning were appreciated by fans (without knowing the real cost) ....but by the end of his era fans began to get so fed up with his long ball boring football they stopped going in their hordes. Clearly you believe the past was all rose tinted and overlook the stuff you don't want to remember. If that was a success then I hope you just carrying on dreaming. Oh and have you talked to any Wolves, Port Vale, Rotherham, QPR, Brentford or even Bradford fans this season ? guess you are mostly taking to those that support others in the vicinity.. Oxford maybe ? Oh and whilst I think of it...the days of 67-70 won't ever return..in those days loyalty often outscored temptation to "further one's career"... that will never happen..the game then wasn't all about the money game it has now turned into. We would have lost 50% of that team to other clubs before we even reached the league cup quarter finals and got no where near second position... Fancy throwing away the title in 1969 by losing at home to Watford who eventually won it....if that had happened today you would be going apopletic and calling for Danny Williams head.[/p][/quote]Agree with what you most of what you said Cleuso, but not the Macari part, while the style of football wasn't great, the div 4 championship and play-off final win, those will always be some of my favourite times supporting the Town, who can ever forget the night we beat Chester to win promotion (how many were in the CG that night, far more than the 12K announced), or the win at Selhurst Park to beat Gillingham. Mansfield to win our first ever Championship was another great moment. Hoddle/Ardiles era certainly saw a great style of football but the atmosphere of Macari's day was brilliant, especially away from home.[/p][/quote]Yes but against the perspective of all the - (Chester gate even seems questionable as you allude to) stuff that eventually came out, however unjust we felt about the punishments..the era remains tainted and I'm sad to say that but reflection years down the line it is hard to have to say that.. As I said it was a great experience to be winning games after so many years of disappointment and having crowds down to 2/3000, but like the time of PDC, it may have been exciting on the field at the time, but very costly in the long run. Fans there will not forget and also recall fondly all those great wins, but as you say the football "style wasn't great" so that reality check needs to added I agree. Even the terraces weren't awash with fans except the odd game or two and certainly through his era the average I guess was not not much different throughout his "reign" on average than that we get today. As you say there is a lot we agree on....but to hold tthis out as a great era in my mind also needs those caveats before they get immortalised by those who may just read about it and believe things will never be that good again and the "olden days" were perfect.. Cleuso

9:27pm Mon 30 Dec 13

Oi Den! says...

harley is spot on about 67 to 70. Superb times.

Ardliles era a clear second. Toss up between Hoddle (quality of football) and Macari (double promotions) for 3rd place.
harley is spot on about 67 to 70. Superb times. Ardliles era a clear second. Toss up between Hoddle (quality of football) and Macari (double promotions) for 3rd place. Oi Den!

9:40pm Mon 30 Dec 13

ging999 says...

dazzastfc wrote:
ging999 wrote:
harley red wrote:
Davidsyrett wrote:
harley red wrote:
the don69 wrote:
harley red wrote:
What a idiot copper is with a comment like this , just goes to show how big a puppet he is . He has no back bone , if he is not bothered then why should the players bother . We need 2 centre backs both Ward and Hall are very poor and have cost us a hatful of goals these 2 are the sort of players we should be trying to unload NOT our better players ,
Coops is a honest hard working manager getting on with a difficult job and doing it very well under a tight budget!the big idiot is you harley red,just a keyboard troll get a life!!!!!!!!!!
Been going to watch the town for 51 years last 22 as season ticket , so I think I am able to make a comment about the fools in charge , they are not bigger than our club
Quite frankly I find that hard to believe harley, anyone with your negative views would have given up supporting the Town years ago, if you really are a fan best you give up now, as Swindon have been at this level for the vast majority of those 50 years you so say have supported the club for. Out of interest what was your favourite era of this club?
Easy that one 1967 - 70 and Lou macari years if only they would come back .screw this total football crap we play at the moment we over pass and we don't inject any pace so the other team sits back and let's us have it . As they know they can pick us off . I have spoken to many friends that support other teams and they all think the same thing and often say Swindon are easy to play against .
You say, that your friends say, that Swindon are easy to play against.............


.....
P 30...W 14...D 5...L 11. By my calculations that shows that in 19 games we were not so easy to play against.
Try posting something that has a glimmer of truth in it to substantiate your vitriolic mutterings.
COYR.
11 Defeats in this division is shocking BUT what is more shocking is that we have gifted the 11 defeats...Just look at the teams we have lost to
Just as well we had a good start to the season..

I posted just be4 the orient game to say that we have 7 very hard games and 8 points from 21
LETS HOPE THE REST OF THE SEASON PICKS UP OR IF NOT WE COULD BE IN A BIT OF BOTHER....
That was 11 defeats for the season, not just in this league. We didn't have a particularly good start to the league season, losing 4 out of the first 9 matches.
Considering the upheavals and player exchanges I think we've done rather well.
I'm happy clapping all the way to still having a club to support. Surely if you're that dissatisfied with things, I thought you would have come up with some possible solutions, instead of just sniping from the sidelines.
[quote][p][bold]dazzastfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ging999[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: What a idiot copper is with a comment like this , just goes to show how big a puppet he is . He has no back bone , if he is not bothered then why should the players bother . We need 2 centre backs both Ward and Hall are very poor and have cost us a hatful of goals these 2 are the sort of players we should be trying to unload NOT our better players ,[/p][/quote]Coops is a honest hard working manager getting on with a difficult job and doing it very well under a tight budget!the big idiot is you harley red,just a keyboard troll get a life!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Been going to watch the town for 51 years last 22 as season ticket , so I think I am able to make a comment about the fools in charge , they are not bigger than our club[/p][/quote]Quite frankly I find that hard to believe harley, anyone with your negative views would have given up supporting the Town years ago, if you really are a fan best you give up now, as Swindon have been at this level for the vast majority of those 50 years you so say have supported the club for. Out of interest what was your favourite era of this club?[/p][/quote]Easy that one 1967 - 70 and Lou macari years if only they would come back .screw this total football crap we play at the moment we over pass and we don't inject any pace so the other team sits back and let's us have it . As they know they can pick us off . I have spoken to many friends that support other teams and they all think the same thing and often say Swindon are easy to play against .[/p][/quote]You say, that your friends say, that Swindon are easy to play against............. ..... P 30...W 14...D 5...L 11. By my calculations that shows that in 19 games we were not so easy to play against. Try posting something that has a glimmer of truth in it to substantiate your vitriolic mutterings. COYR.[/p][/quote]11 Defeats in this division is shocking BUT what is more shocking is that we have gifted the 11 defeats...Just look at the teams we have lost to Just as well we had a good start to the season.. I posted just be4 the orient game to say that we have 7 very hard games and 8 points from 21 LETS HOPE THE REST OF THE SEASON PICKS UP OR IF NOT WE COULD BE IN A BIT OF BOTHER....[/p][/quote]That was 11 defeats for the season, not just in this league. We didn't have a particularly good start to the league season, losing 4 out of the first 9 matches. Considering the upheavals and player exchanges I think we've done rather well. I'm happy clapping all the way to still having a club to support. Surely if you're that dissatisfied with things, I thought you would have come up with some possible solutions, instead of just sniping from the sidelines. ging999

9:43pm Mon 30 Dec 13

Cookie43 says...

harley red wrote:
What a idiot copper is with a comment like this , just goes to show how big a puppet he is . He has no back bone , if he is not bothered then why should the players bother . We need 2 centre backs both Ward and Hall are very poor and have cost us a hatful of goals these 2 are the sort of players we should be trying to unload NOT our better players ,
If you are going to call someone a idiot at least have the decency to get his name right Who the hell is Copper?.
If you do not agree with him or if you do believe him to be the right man for Swindon that's fine we all have our opinions but to call him a idiot is a bit harsh he is doing a job to the best of his ability, So maybe a bit of respect might be in order.
[quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: What a idiot copper is with a comment like this , just goes to show how big a puppet he is . He has no back bone , if he is not bothered then why should the players bother . We need 2 centre backs both Ward and Hall are very poor and have cost us a hatful of goals these 2 are the sort of players we should be trying to unload NOT our better players ,[/p][/quote]If you are going to call someone a idiot at least have the decency to get his name right Who the hell is Copper?. If you do not agree with him or if you do believe him to be the right man for Swindon that's fine we all have our opinions but to call him a idiot is a bit harsh he is doing a job to the best of his ability, So maybe a bit of respect might be in order. Cookie43

9:59pm Mon 30 Dec 13

Davidsyrett says...

Oi Den! wrote:
DS, speaking purely from memory, I think you might have it the wrong way round. Didn't we secure promotion at Mansfield on the Saturday and then win the title on the following Tuesday against Chester?
No, I was at both games, Mansfield was for the championship, 1-1 draw, think Barny scored the goal.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: DS, speaking purely from memory, I think you might have it the wrong way round. Didn't we secure promotion at Mansfield on the Saturday and then win the title on the following Tuesday against Chester?[/p][/quote]No, I was at both games, Mansfield was for the championship, 1-1 draw, think Barny scored the goal. Davidsyrett

10:27pm Mon 30 Dec 13

Oi Den! says...

Davidsyrett wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
DS, speaking purely from memory, I think you might have it the wrong way round. Didn't we secure promotion at Mansfield on the Saturday and then win the title on the following Tuesday against Chester?
No, I was at both games, Mansfield was for the championship, 1-1 draw, think Barny scored the goal.
I was at both too. Can't remember any scorers but Chester was a 4-2 win? Thought I remembered Calderwood saying it was good to win the title at home.
[quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: DS, speaking purely from memory, I think you might have it the wrong way round. Didn't we secure promotion at Mansfield on the Saturday and then win the title on the following Tuesday against Chester?[/p][/quote]No, I was at both games, Mansfield was for the championship, 1-1 draw, think Barny scored the goal.[/p][/quote]I was at both too. Can't remember any scorers but Chester was a 4-2 win? Thought I remembered Calderwood saying it was good to win the title at home. Oi Den!

10:39pm Mon 30 Dec 13

mancrobin says...

Oi Den! wrote:
harley is spot on about 67 to 70. Superb times.

Ardliles era a clear second. Toss up between Hoddle (quality of football) and Macari (double promotions) for 3rd place.
Would agree with 67 to 70. The era I fell in love.

For sheer excitement I'd then pick the Macari years but the best we ever were has to be the Hoddle years. Hoddle and Moncur alone ensured that.

There was also a certain David Kerslake around then who has suddenly shot back into fame.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: harley is spot on about 67 to 70. Superb times. Ardliles era a clear second. Toss up between Hoddle (quality of football) and Macari (double promotions) for 3rd place.[/p][/quote]Would agree with 67 to 70. The era I fell in love. For sheer excitement I'd then pick the Macari years but the best we ever were has to be the Hoddle years. Hoddle and Moncur alone ensured that. There was also a certain David Kerslake around then who has suddenly shot back into fame. mancrobin

11:33pm Mon 30 Dec 13

Davidsyrett says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Davidsyrett wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
DS, speaking purely from memory, I think you might have it the wrong way round. Didn't we secure promotion at Mansfield on the Saturday and then win the title on the following Tuesday against Chester?
No, I was at both games, Mansfield was for the championship, 1-1 draw, think Barny scored the goal.
I was at both too. Can't remember any scorers but Chester was a 4-2 win? Thought I remembered Calderwood saying it was good to win the title at home.
it's on you-tube, think Coyne, wade Bambi (pens) scored.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: DS, speaking purely from memory, I think you might have it the wrong way round. Didn't we secure promotion at Mansfield on the Saturday and then win the title on the following Tuesday against Chester?[/p][/quote]No, I was at both games, Mansfield was for the championship, 1-1 draw, think Barny scored the goal.[/p][/quote]I was at both too. Can't remember any scorers but Chester was a 4-2 win? Thought I remembered Calderwood saying it was good to win the title at home.[/p][/quote]it's on you-tube, think Coyne, wade Bambi (pens) scored. Davidsyrett

12:11am Tue 31 Dec 13

mancrobin says...

Davidsyrett wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Davidsyrett wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
DS, speaking purely from memory, I think you might have it the wrong way round. Didn't we secure promotion at Mansfield on the Saturday and then win the title on the following Tuesday against Chester?
No, I was at both games, Mansfield was for the championship, 1-1 draw, think Barny scored the goal.
I was at both too. Can't remember any scorers but Chester was a 4-2 win? Thought I remembered Calderwood saying it was good to win the title at home.
it's on you-tube, think Coyne, wade Bambi (pens) scored.
Certainly got promotion that night against Chester and possibly the title too? It was was a subsequent match they secured the record number of points.

I remember the Chester home match vividly. Firstly because I was slagging off Bamber only for him to him to score 1/2 goals? And then the session on the Farmers Glory in the pub in Shrivenham afterwards. Wonderful days!
[quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: DS, speaking purely from memory, I think you might have it the wrong way round. Didn't we secure promotion at Mansfield on the Saturday and then win the title on the following Tuesday against Chester?[/p][/quote]No, I was at both games, Mansfield was for the championship, 1-1 draw, think Barny scored the goal.[/p][/quote]I was at both too. Can't remember any scorers but Chester was a 4-2 win? Thought I remembered Calderwood saying it was good to win the title at home.[/p][/quote]it's on you-tube, think Coyne, wade Bambi (pens) scored.[/p][/quote]Certainly got promotion that night against Chester and possibly the title too? It was was a subsequent match they secured the record number of points. I remember the Chester home match vividly. Firstly because I was slagging off Bamber only for him to him to score 1/2 goals? And then the session on the Farmers Glory in the pub in Shrivenham afterwards. Wonderful days! mancrobin

12:28am Tue 31 Dec 13

Swindonian63 says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Davidsyrett wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
DS, speaking purely from memory, I think you might have it the wrong way round. Didn't we secure promotion at Mansfield on the Saturday and then win the title on the following Tuesday against Chester?
No, I was at both games, Mansfield was for the championship, 1-1 draw, think Barny scored the goal.
I was at both too. Can't remember any scorers but Chester was a 4-2 win? Thought I remembered Calderwood saying it was good to win the title at home.
The Championship was at Mansfield, Barnard scored. Promotion was guaranteed with a 4-2 win over Chester having trailed 1-2 at half time. Scorers Bamber (2), Barnard and Wade. Great occasions both.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: DS, speaking purely from memory, I think you might have it the wrong way round. Didn't we secure promotion at Mansfield on the Saturday and then win the title on the following Tuesday against Chester?[/p][/quote]No, I was at both games, Mansfield was for the championship, 1-1 draw, think Barny scored the goal.[/p][/quote]I was at both too. Can't remember any scorers but Chester was a 4-2 win? Thought I remembered Calderwood saying it was good to win the title at home.[/p][/quote]The Championship was at Mansfield, Barnard scored. Promotion was guaranteed with a 4-2 win over Chester having trailed 1-2 at half time. Scorers Bamber (2), Barnard and Wade. Great occasions both. Swindonian63

12:32am Tue 31 Dec 13

Swindonian63 says...

Also Coyne missed a penalty against Chester. The points record of 102 was achieved against Crewe, 1-0. A young David Platt was playing for them.
Also Coyne missed a penalty against Chester. The points record of 102 was achieved against Crewe, 1-0. A young David Platt was playing for them. Swindonian63

12:39am Tue 31 Dec 13

mancrobin says...

Swindonian63 wrote:
Also Coyne missed a penalty against Chester. The points record of 102 was achieved against Crewe, 1-0. A young David Platt was playing for them.
Good man!
[quote][p][bold]Swindonian63[/bold] wrote: Also Coyne missed a penalty against Chester. The points record of 102 was achieved against Crewe, 1-0. A young David Platt was playing for them.[/p][/quote]Good man! mancrobin

2:07am Tue 31 Dec 13

Oxon-Red says...

Swindonian63 wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Davidsyrett wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
DS, speaking purely from memory, I think you might have it the wrong way round. Didn't we secure promotion at Mansfield on the Saturday and then win the title on the following Tuesday against Chester?
No, I was at both games, Mansfield was for the championship, 1-1 draw, think Barny scored the goal.
I was at both too. Can't remember any scorers but Chester was a 4-2 win? Thought I remembered Calderwood saying it was good to win the title at home.
The Championship was at Mansfield, Barnard scored. Promotion was guaranteed with a 4-2 win over Chester having trailed 1-2 at half time. Scorers Bamber (2), Barnard and Wade. Great occasions both.
April 8th 1986 Town secured promotion against Chester. April 19th Town won the 4th Division title with a 1-1 draw at Mansfield.

Went to the Chester game but was unable to attend the Mansfield match as I got married on that day (we both wanted to go but...)

Some of the favourite eras for me are Macari for the promotions and the end of years of failure, Hoddle (though we couldn't afford to go, young family) and the Mayes/Rowland League Cup year.

But top was the Ardilles years of Samba football, he got that team playing some superb stuff that ripped teams apart at times. Such a shame they never had the chance to strut their stuff in Division 1. The play-off win was the biggest 1-0 thrashing I have ever witnessed.

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]Swindonian63[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: DS, speaking purely from memory, I think you might have it the wrong way round. Didn't we secure promotion at Mansfield on the Saturday and then win the title on the following Tuesday against Chester?[/p][/quote]No, I was at both games, Mansfield was for the championship, 1-1 draw, think Barny scored the goal.[/p][/quote]I was at both too. Can't remember any scorers but Chester was a 4-2 win? Thought I remembered Calderwood saying it was good to win the title at home.[/p][/quote]The Championship was at Mansfield, Barnard scored. Promotion was guaranteed with a 4-2 win over Chester having trailed 1-2 at half time. Scorers Bamber (2), Barnard and Wade. Great occasions both.[/p][/quote]April 8th 1986 Town secured promotion against Chester. April 19th Town won the 4th Division title with a 1-1 draw at Mansfield. Went to the Chester game but was unable to attend the Mansfield match as I got married on that day (we both wanted to go but...) Some of the favourite eras for me are Macari for the promotions and the end of years of failure, Hoddle (though we couldn't afford to go, young family) and the Mayes/Rowland League Cup year. But top was the Ardilles years of Samba football, he got that team playing some superb stuff that ripped teams apart at times. Such a shame they never had the chance to strut their stuff in Division 1. The play-off win was the biggest 1-0 thrashing I have ever witnessed. COYMR Oxon-Red

10:00am Tue 31 Dec 13

Oi Den! says...

Cheers fellas. The old memory is clearly playing tricks.
Cheers fellas. The old memory is clearly playing tricks. Oi Den!

10:03am Tue 31 Dec 13

Swindonian63 says...

Oxon-Red wrote:
Swindonian63 wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Davidsyrett wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
DS, speaking purely from memory, I think you might have it the wrong way round. Didn't we secure promotion at Mansfield on the Saturday and then win the title on the following Tuesday against Chester?
No, I was at both games, Mansfield was for the championship, 1-1 draw, think Barny scored the goal.
I was at both too. Can't remember any scorers but Chester was a 4-2 win? Thought I remembered Calderwood saying it was good to win the title at home.
The Championship was at Mansfield, Barnard scored. Promotion was guaranteed with a 4-2 win over Chester having trailed 1-2 at half time. Scorers Bamber (2), Barnard and Wade. Great occasions both.
April 8th 1986 Town secured promotion against Chester. April 19th Town won the 4th Division title with a 1-1 draw at Mansfield.

Went to the Chester game but was unable to attend the Mansfield match as I got married on that day (we both wanted to go but...)

Some of the favourite eras for me are Macari for the promotions and the end of years of failure, Hoddle (though we couldn't afford to go, young family) and the Mayes/Rowland League Cup year.

But top was the Ardilles years of Samba football, he got that team playing some superb stuff that ripped teams apart at times. Such a shame they never had the chance to strut their stuff in Division 1. The play-off win was the biggest 1-0 thrashing I have ever witnessed.

COYMR
Agree, the football under Ardiles wass sublime. The demolition of Sunderland was total, how we only won 1-0 I'll never know!
[quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Swindonian63[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: DS, speaking purely from memory, I think you might have it the wrong way round. Didn't we secure promotion at Mansfield on the Saturday and then win the title on the following Tuesday against Chester?[/p][/quote]No, I was at both games, Mansfield was for the championship, 1-1 draw, think Barny scored the goal.[/p][/quote]I was at both too. Can't remember any scorers but Chester was a 4-2 win? Thought I remembered Calderwood saying it was good to win the title at home.[/p][/quote]The Championship was at Mansfield, Barnard scored. Promotion was guaranteed with a 4-2 win over Chester having trailed 1-2 at half time. Scorers Bamber (2), Barnard and Wade. Great occasions both.[/p][/quote]April 8th 1986 Town secured promotion against Chester. April 19th Town won the 4th Division title with a 1-1 draw at Mansfield. Went to the Chester game but was unable to attend the Mansfield match as I got married on that day (we both wanted to go but...) Some of the favourite eras for me are Macari for the promotions and the end of years of failure, Hoddle (though we couldn't afford to go, young family) and the Mayes/Rowland League Cup year. But top was the Ardilles years of Samba football, he got that team playing some superb stuff that ripped teams apart at times. Such a shame they never had the chance to strut their stuff in Division 1. The play-off win was the biggest 1-0 thrashing I have ever witnessed. COYMR[/p][/quote]Agree, the football under Ardiles wass sublime. The demolition of Sunderland was total, how we only won 1-0 I'll never know! Swindonian63

10:04am Tue 31 Dec 13

Oi Den! says...

mancrobin wrote:
Davidsyrett wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Davidsyrett wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
DS, speaking purely from memory, I think you might have it the wrong way round. Didn't we secure promotion at Mansfield on the Saturday and then win the title on the following Tuesday against Chester?
No, I was at both games, Mansfield was for the championship, 1-1 draw, think Barny scored the goal.
I was at both too. Can't remember any scorers but Chester was a 4-2 win? Thought I remembered Calderwood saying it was good to win the title at home.
it's on you-tube, think Coyne, wade Bambi (pens) scored.
Certainly got promotion that night against Chester and possibly the title too? It was was a subsequent match they secured the record number of points.

I remember the Chester home match vividly. Firstly because I was slagging off Bamber only for him to him to score 1/2 goals? And then the session on the Farmers Glory in the pub in Shrivenham afterwards. Wonderful days!
I was only drinking until regulation closing time that night but still managed to wake up with a massive hangover the next day.
[quote][p][bold]mancrobin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: DS, speaking purely from memory, I think you might have it the wrong way round. Didn't we secure promotion at Mansfield on the Saturday and then win the title on the following Tuesday against Chester?[/p][/quote]No, I was at both games, Mansfield was for the championship, 1-1 draw, think Barny scored the goal.[/p][/quote]I was at both too. Can't remember any scorers but Chester was a 4-2 win? Thought I remembered Calderwood saying it was good to win the title at home.[/p][/quote]it's on you-tube, think Coyne, wade Bambi (pens) scored.[/p][/quote]Certainly got promotion that night against Chester and possibly the title too? It was was a subsequent match they secured the record number of points. I remember the Chester home match vividly. Firstly because I was slagging off Bamber only for him to him to score 1/2 goals? And then the session on the Farmers Glory in the pub in Shrivenham afterwards. Wonderful days![/p][/quote]I was only drinking until regulation closing time that night but still managed to wake up with a massive hangover the next day. Oi Den!

10:35am Tue 31 Dec 13

Davidsyrett says...

Oi Den! wrote:
mancrobin wrote:
Davidsyrett wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Davidsyrett wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
DS, speaking purely from memory, I think you might have it the wrong way round. Didn't we secure promotion at Mansfield on the Saturday and then win the title on the following Tuesday against Chester?
No, I was at both games, Mansfield was for the championship, 1-1 draw, think Barny scored the goal.
I was at both too. Can't remember any scorers but Chester was a 4-2 win? Thought I remembered Calderwood saying it was good to win the title at home.
it's on you-tube, think Coyne, wade Bambi (pens) scored.
Certainly got promotion that night against Chester and possibly the title too? It was was a subsequent match they secured the record number of points.

I remember the Chester home match vividly. Firstly because I was slagging off Bamber only for him to him to score 1/2 goals? And then the session on the Farmers Glory in the pub in Shrivenham afterwards. Wonderful days!
I was only drinking until regulation closing time that night but still managed to wake up with a massive hangover the next day.
remember watching from the old shrivvy road stand, right next to the barriers separating us form the away support, absolutely packed that night!! Has to be 1 of my top 5 Town games.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mancrobin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: DS, speaking purely from memory, I think you might have it the wrong way round. Didn't we secure promotion at Mansfield on the Saturday and then win the title on the following Tuesday against Chester?[/p][/quote]No, I was at both games, Mansfield was for the championship, 1-1 draw, think Barny scored the goal.[/p][/quote]I was at both too. Can't remember any scorers but Chester was a 4-2 win? Thought I remembered Calderwood saying it was good to win the title at home.[/p][/quote]it's on you-tube, think Coyne, wade Bambi (pens) scored.[/p][/quote]Certainly got promotion that night against Chester and possibly the title too? It was was a subsequent match they secured the record number of points. I remember the Chester home match vividly. Firstly because I was slagging off Bamber only for him to him to score 1/2 goals? And then the session on the Farmers Glory in the pub in Shrivenham afterwards. Wonderful days![/p][/quote]I was only drinking until regulation closing time that night but still managed to wake up with a massive hangover the next day.[/p][/quote]remember watching from the old shrivvy road stand, right next to the barriers separating us form the away support, absolutely packed that night!! Has to be 1 of my top 5 Town games. Davidsyrett

12:05pm Tue 31 Dec 13

dazzastfc says...

ging999 wrote:
dazzastfc wrote:
ging999 wrote:
harley red wrote:
Davidsyrett wrote:
harley red wrote:
the don69 wrote:
harley red wrote:
What a idiot copper is with a comment like this , just goes to show how big a puppet he is . He has no back bone , if he is not bothered then why should the players bother . We need 2 centre backs both Ward and Hall are very poor and have cost us a hatful of goals these 2 are the sort of players we should be trying to unload NOT our better players ,
Coops is a honest hard working manager getting on with a difficult job and doing it very well under a tight budget!the big idiot is you harley red,just a keyboard troll get a life!!!!!!!!!!
Been going to watch the town for 51 years last 22 as season ticket , so I think I am able to make a comment about the fools in charge , they are not bigger than our club
Quite frankly I find that hard to believe harley, anyone with your negative views would have given up supporting the Town years ago, if you really are a fan best you give up now, as Swindon have been at this level for the vast majority of those 50 years you so say have supported the club for. Out of interest what was your favourite era of this club?
Easy that one 1967 - 70 and Lou macari years if only they would come back .screw this total football crap we play at the moment we over pass and we don't inject any pace so the other team sits back and let's us have it . As they know they can pick us off . I have spoken to many friends that support other teams and they all think the same thing and often say Swindon are easy to play against .
You say, that your friends say, that Swindon are easy to play against.............



.....
P 30...W 14...D 5...L 11. By my calculations that shows that in 19 games we were not so easy to play against.
Try posting something that has a glimmer of truth in it to substantiate your vitriolic mutterings.
COYR.
11 Defeats in this division is shocking BUT what is more shocking is that we have gifted the 11 defeats...Just look at the teams we have lost to
Just as well we had a good start to the season..

I posted just be4 the orient game to say that we have 7 very hard games and 8 points from 21
LETS HOPE THE REST OF THE SEASON PICKS UP OR IF NOT WE COULD BE IN A BIT OF BOTHER....
That was 11 defeats for the season, not just in this league. We didn't have a particularly good start to the league season, losing 4 out of the first 9 matches.
Considering the upheavals and player exchanges I think we've done rather well.
I'm happy clapping all the way to still having a club to support. Surely if you're that dissatisfied with things, I thought you would have come up with some possible solutions, instead of just sniping from the sidelines.
NOT SNIPING JUST FACTS...
[quote][p][bold]ging999[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dazzastfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ging999[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: What a idiot copper is with a comment like this , just goes to show how big a puppet he is . He has no back bone , if he is not bothered then why should the players bother . We need 2 centre backs both Ward and Hall are very poor and have cost us a hatful of goals these 2 are the sort of players we should be trying to unload NOT our better players ,[/p][/quote]Coops is a honest hard working manager getting on with a difficult job and doing it very well under a tight budget!the big idiot is you harley red,just a keyboard troll get a life!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Been going to watch the town for 51 years last 22 as season ticket , so I think I am able to make a comment about the fools in charge , they are not bigger than our club[/p][/quote]Quite frankly I find that hard to believe harley, anyone with your negative views would have given up supporting the Town years ago, if you really are a fan best you give up now, as Swindon have been at this level for the vast majority of those 50 years you so say have supported the club for. Out of interest what was your favourite era of this club?[/p][/quote]Easy that one 1967 - 70 and Lou macari years if only they would come back .screw this total football crap we play at the moment we over pass and we don't inject any pace so the other team sits back and let's us have it . As they know they can pick us off . I have spoken to many friends that support other teams and they all think the same thing and often say Swindon are easy to play against .[/p][/quote]You say, that your friends say, that Swindon are easy to play against............. ..... P 30...W 14...D 5...L 11. By my calculations that shows that in 19 games we were not so easy to play against. Try posting something that has a glimmer of truth in it to substantiate your vitriolic mutterings. COYR.[/p][/quote]11 Defeats in this division is shocking BUT what is more shocking is that we have gifted the 11 defeats...Just look at the teams we have lost to Just as well we had a good start to the season.. I posted just be4 the orient game to say that we have 7 very hard games and 8 points from 21 LETS HOPE THE REST OF THE SEASON PICKS UP OR IF NOT WE COULD BE IN A BIT OF BOTHER....[/p][/quote]That was 11 defeats for the season, not just in this league. We didn't have a particularly good start to the league season, losing 4 out of the first 9 matches. Considering the upheavals and player exchanges I think we've done rather well. I'm happy clapping all the way to still having a club to support. Surely if you're that dissatisfied with things, I thought you would have come up with some possible solutions, instead of just sniping from the sidelines.[/p][/quote]NOT SNIPING JUST FACTS... dazzastfc

12:32pm Tue 31 Dec 13

Oi Den! says...

Swindonian63 wrote:
Oxon-Red wrote:
Swindonian63 wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Davidsyrett wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
DS, speaking purely from memory, I think you might have it the wrong way round. Didn't we secure promotion at Mansfield on the Saturday and then win the title on the following Tuesday against Chester?
No, I was at both games, Mansfield was for the championship, 1-1 draw, think Barny scored the goal.
I was at both too. Can't remember any scorers but Chester was a 4-2 win? Thought I remembered Calderwood saying it was good to win the title at home.
The Championship was at Mansfield, Barnard scored. Promotion was guaranteed with a 4-2 win over Chester having trailed 1-2 at half time. Scorers Bamber (2), Barnard and Wade. Great occasions both.
April 8th 1986 Town secured promotion against Chester. April 19th Town won the 4th Division title with a 1-1 draw at Mansfield.

Went to the Chester game but was unable to attend the Mansfield match as I got married on that day (we both wanted to go but...)

Some of the favourite eras for me are Macari for the promotions and the end of years of failure, Hoddle (though we couldn't afford to go, young family) and the Mayes/Rowland League Cup year.

But top was the Ardilles years of Samba football, he got that team playing some superb stuff that ripped teams apart at times. Such a shame they never had the chance to strut their stuff in Division 1. The play-off win was the biggest 1-0 thrashing I have ever witnessed.

COYMR
Agree, the football under Ardiles wass sublime. The demolition of Sunderland was total, how we only won 1-0 I'll never know!
Agree chaps. We had the perfect combination of flair and steel in that side. I think the big surprise to many of us was how well they could play, given that they were long ball sluggers under Macari - and that's not meant to be a criticism of Macari.

We've got some Ardiles-type flair in the team now. What we haven't got is the strength of Calderwood and Taylor at the back or the bite of McClaren and Foley in midfield.
[quote][p][bold]Swindonian63[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Swindonian63[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: DS, speaking purely from memory, I think you might have it the wrong way round. Didn't we secure promotion at Mansfield on the Saturday and then win the title on the following Tuesday against Chester?[/p][/quote]No, I was at both games, Mansfield was for the championship, 1-1 draw, think Barny scored the goal.[/p][/quote]I was at both too. Can't remember any scorers but Chester was a 4-2 win? Thought I remembered Calderwood saying it was good to win the title at home.[/p][/quote]The Championship was at Mansfield, Barnard scored. Promotion was guaranteed with a 4-2 win over Chester having trailed 1-2 at half time. Scorers Bamber (2), Barnard and Wade. Great occasions both.[/p][/quote]April 8th 1986 Town secured promotion against Chester. April 19th Town won the 4th Division title with a 1-1 draw at Mansfield. Went to the Chester game but was unable to attend the Mansfield match as I got married on that day (we both wanted to go but...) Some of the favourite eras for me are Macari for the promotions and the end of years of failure, Hoddle (though we couldn't afford to go, young family) and the Mayes/Rowland League Cup year. But top was the Ardilles years of Samba football, he got that team playing some superb stuff that ripped teams apart at times. Such a shame they never had the chance to strut their stuff in Division 1. The play-off win was the biggest 1-0 thrashing I have ever witnessed. COYMR[/p][/quote]Agree, the football under Ardiles wass sublime. The demolition of Sunderland was total, how we only won 1-0 I'll never know![/p][/quote]Agree chaps. We had the perfect combination of flair and steel in that side. I think the big surprise to many of us was how well they could play, given that they were long ball sluggers under Macari - and that's not meant to be a criticism of Macari. We've got some Ardiles-type flair in the team now. What we haven't got is the strength of Calderwood and Taylor at the back or the bite of McClaren and Foley in midfield. Oi Den!

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