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7:07pm Tue 28 Jan 14

mrwoo says...

At last an attacking lineup 3-2 town
At last an attacking lineup 3-2 town mrwoo
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7:09pm Tue 28 Jan 14

fraser digby's washbag says...

I hope nobody minds me gloating a little, as this is the team I called for this morning (under the N'Guessan could feature article). I asked for a diamond of Louis Thompson at the base and Alex Pritchard at the top. Let's see if that is correct.
I hope nobody minds me gloating a little, as this is the team I called for this morning (under the N'Guessan could feature article). I asked for a diamond of Louis Thompson at the base and Alex Pritchard at the top. Let's see if that is correct. fraser digby's washbag
  • Score: 6

7:13pm Tue 28 Jan 14

jayden says...

Decided to say nothing tonight as Ward worries me. Good luck Town I will be happy with a point .
Decided to say nothing tonight as Ward worries me. Good luck Town I will be happy with a point . jayden
  • Score: 1

7:16pm Tue 28 Jan 14

smirg kcab says...

A very good side excluding ward
A very good side excluding ward smirg kcab
  • Score: 0

7:18pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Since 1950 says...

Forget Liverpool v Everton! There's only one match that counts tonight!

COYR!
Forget Liverpool v Everton! There's only one match that counts tonight! COYR! Since 1950
  • Score: 0

7:21pm Tue 28 Jan 14

joey butler says...

Sorry Sam and not wishing to be too critical of you, but this is not the first time you have both been late for an away game.

With one driving, surely the other one could have started Matchday Live?

I put it down to our shocking away form this season, I guess you and Andy were in no rush to get to Walsall??
Sorry Sam and not wishing to be too critical of you, but this is not the first time you have both been late for an away game. With one driving, surely the other one could have started Matchday Live? I put it down to our shocking away form this season, I guess you and Andy were in no rush to get to Walsall?? joey butler
  • Score: -13

7:22pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Robinonfire says...

Ward worries everyone...except the manager.
Ward worries everyone...except the manager. Robinonfire
  • Score: -1

7:23pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Scouse Red says...

fraser digby's washbag wrote:
I hope nobody minds me gloating a little, as this is the team I called for this morning (under the N'Guessan could feature article). I asked for a diamond of Louis Thompson at the base and Alex Pritchard at the top. Let's see if that is correct.
Have to say i'm quite happy with how we're lining up, possible exception of Ward but surely he can't have another mare can he as bad as Saturday.

It's how they play and how they allow Walsall to play that counts though!
How do i listen to Five Live for the Merseyside Derby and BBC Wilts at the same time?!?
[quote][p][bold]fraser digby's washbag[/bold] wrote: I hope nobody minds me gloating a little, as this is the team I called for this morning (under the N'Guessan could feature article). I asked for a diamond of Louis Thompson at the base and Alex Pritchard at the top. Let's see if that is correct.[/p][/quote]Have to say i'm quite happy with how we're lining up, possible exception of Ward but surely he can't have another mare can he as bad as Saturday. It's how they play and how they allow Walsall to play that counts though! How do i listen to Five Live for the Merseyside Derby and BBC Wilts at the same time?!? Scouse Red
  • Score: 0

7:25pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Oldhamred says...

fraser digby's washbag wrote:
I hope nobody minds me gloating a little, as this is the team I called for this morning (under the N'Guessan could feature article). I asked for a diamond of Louis Thompson at the base and Alex Pritchard at the top. Let's see if that is correct.
Gloat away, you called it right ;-)

Feeling quite positive about tonight, wouldn't be surprised if we came away with all 3 points tonight.
[quote][p][bold]fraser digby's washbag[/bold] wrote: I hope nobody minds me gloating a little, as this is the team I called for this morning (under the N'Guessan could feature article). I asked for a diamond of Louis Thompson at the base and Alex Pritchard at the top. Let's see if that is correct.[/p][/quote]Gloat away, you called it right ;-) Feeling quite positive about tonight, wouldn't be surprised if we came away with all 3 points tonight. Oldhamred
  • Score: 3

7:31pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Since 1950 says...

Scouse Red wrote:
fraser digby's washbag wrote:
I hope nobody minds me gloating a little, as this is the team I called for this morning (under the N'Guessan could feature article). I asked for a diamond of Louis Thompson at the base and Alex Pritchard at the top. Let's see if that is correct.
Have to say i'm quite happy with how we're lining up, possible exception of Ward but surely he can't have another mare can he as bad as Saturday.

It's how they play and how they allow Walsall to play that counts though!
How do i listen to Five Live for the Merseyside Derby and BBC Wilts at the same time?!?
Get on line with STFC World. Or radio Wilts for Town game (if you live close enough) and 5 live on digital tv. Simples
[quote][p][bold]Scouse Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fraser digby's washbag[/bold] wrote: I hope nobody minds me gloating a little, as this is the team I called for this morning (under the N'Guessan could feature article). I asked for a diamond of Louis Thompson at the base and Alex Pritchard at the top. Let's see if that is correct.[/p][/quote]Have to say i'm quite happy with how we're lining up, possible exception of Ward but surely he can't have another mare can he as bad as Saturday. It's how they play and how they allow Walsall to play that counts though! How do i listen to Five Live for the Merseyside Derby and BBC Wilts at the same time?!?[/p][/quote]Get on line with STFC World. Or radio Wilts for Town game (if you live close enough) and 5 live on digital tv. Simples Since 1950
  • Score: -2

7:45pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Scouse Red says...

Since 1950 wrote:
Scouse Red wrote:
fraser digby's washbag wrote:
I hope nobody minds me gloating a little, as this is the team I called for this morning (under the N'Guessan could feature article). I asked for a diamond of Louis Thompson at the base and Alex Pritchard at the top. Let's see if that is correct.
Have to say i'm quite happy with how we're lining up, possible exception of Ward but surely he can't have another mare can he as bad as Saturday.

It's how they play and how they allow Walsall to play that counts though!
How do i listen to Five Live for the Merseyside Derby and BBC Wilts at the same time?!?
Get on line with STFC World. Or radio Wilts for Town game (if you live close enough) and 5 live on digital tv. Simples
Yip I'm only down the road from the County Ground so that works for me.

Come on Red Men! (x2)
[quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Scouse Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fraser digby's washbag[/bold] wrote: I hope nobody minds me gloating a little, as this is the team I called for this morning (under the N'Guessan could feature article). I asked for a diamond of Louis Thompson at the base and Alex Pritchard at the top. Let's see if that is correct.[/p][/quote]Have to say i'm quite happy with how we're lining up, possible exception of Ward but surely he can't have another mare can he as bad as Saturday. It's how they play and how they allow Walsall to play that counts though! How do i listen to Five Live for the Merseyside Derby and BBC Wilts at the same time?!?[/p][/quote]Get on line with STFC World. Or radio Wilts for Town game (if you live close enough) and 5 live on digital tv. Simples[/p][/quote]Yip I'm only down the road from the County Ground so that works for me. Come on Red Men! (x2) Scouse Red
  • Score: 0

7:58pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Di kanny oh says...

Flint OG at Brentford ha ha how the mighty has fallen hey grass greener and all that.
Flint OG at Brentford ha ha how the mighty has fallen hey grass greener and all that. Di kanny oh
  • Score: 2

7:58pm Tue 28 Jan 14

old town robin says...

Brentford one up against Brizzie, own goal for poor old Flinty.
Brentford one up against Brizzie, own goal for poor old Flinty. old town robin
  • Score: 1

8:00pm Tue 28 Jan 14

london paolo says...

Flint own goal away at Brentford. Wonder if it was in the same goal he scored during the play off semi?
Flint own goal away at Brentford. Wonder if it was in the same goal he scored during the play off semi? london paolo
  • Score: -1

8:18pm Tue 28 Jan 14

old town robin says...

Following Sams updates, well done darren ward for getting in a timely tackle, and once again Luango has once again shown he is a greedy B with no vision when others are better placed.
Following Sams updates, well done darren ward for getting in a timely tackle, and once again Luango has once again shown he is a greedy B with no vision when others are better placed. old town robin
  • Score: -5

8:35pm Tue 28 Jan 14

The Jockster says...

Walsall deservedly in front as Town concede another sloppy goal. Pushing up on us and causing us to move backwards and sideways rather than forward. Been better last 5 but very little penetration in the last third an in the box.
Walsall deservedly in front as Town concede another sloppy goal. Pushing up on us and causing us to move backwards and sideways rather than forward. Been better last 5 but very little penetration in the last third an in the box. The Jockster
  • Score: -4

8:42pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Robinonfire says...

Bring on Storey in 2nd half... just go for it Cooper
Bring on Storey in 2nd half... just go for it Cooper Robinonfire
  • Score: -5

8:43pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Rednwhitewalrus699 says...

old town robin wrote:
Following Sams updates, well done darren ward for getting in a timely tackle, and once again Luango has once again shown he is a greedy B with no vision when others are better placed.
as you say, following the updates, having a pop at the boys from the computer... not up in Walsall behind the lads.

COYR LETS DO THIS!!!!

keep the faith
[quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: Following Sams updates, well done darren ward for getting in a timely tackle, and once again Luango has once again shown he is a greedy B with no vision when others are better placed.[/p][/quote]as you say, following the updates, having a pop at the boys from the computer... not up in Walsall behind the lads. COYR LETS DO THIS!!!! keep the faith Rednwhitewalrus699
  • Score: 2

9:21pm Tue 28 Jan 14

old town robin says...

Yessssssssss Smithy equaliser, looks like Coops change has worked. Let's hope we can keep it going for the remainder of the game.
Yessssssssss Smithy equaliser, looks like Coops change has worked. Let's hope we can keep it going for the remainder of the game. old town robin
  • Score: 2

9:21pm Tue 28 Jan 14

The Jockster says...

Somehow we're back in it and following a corner Smith scores with a well placed header.
Somehow we're back in it and following a corner Smith scores with a well placed header. The Jockster
  • Score: -3

9:24pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Rednwhitewalrus699 says...

Smith!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!! what a signing! 200k well spent!
Smith!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!! what a signing! 200k well spent! Rednwhitewalrus699
  • Score: 3

9:25pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Swindon1984 says...

The Jockster wrote:
Somehow we're back in it and following a corner Smith scores with a well placed header.
Three in two, bloody hell! Thanks for the update jockster, twitter seems to have gone quiet for the last ten minutes.
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: Somehow we're back in it and following a corner Smith scores with a well placed header.[/p][/quote]Three in two, bloody hell! Thanks for the update jockster, twitter seems to have gone quiet for the last ten minutes. Swindon1984
  • Score: 0

9:34pm Tue 28 Jan 14

floridared says...

if we can hold on it would be a great point but you never know could sneek a late winner
if we can hold on it would be a great point but you never know could sneek a late winner floridared
  • Score: 1

9:35pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Graham8181 says...

come on boys keep it together now, would be nice to nick a winner but a draw would suit me fine .... although we did score 2 late goals last game maybe again (touching every bit of wood right now)
come on boys keep it together now, would be nice to nick a winner but a draw would suit me fine .... although we did score 2 late goals last game maybe again (touching every bit of wood right now) Graham8181
  • Score: 3

9:38pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Oldhamred says...

Graham8181 wrote:
come on boys keep it together now, would be nice to nick a winner but a draw would suit me fine .... although we did score 2 late goals last game maybe again (touching every bit of wood right now)
leave your wood alone!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Graham8181[/bold] wrote: come on boys keep it together now, would be nice to nick a winner but a draw would suit me fine .... although we did score 2 late goals last game maybe again (touching every bit of wood right now)[/p][/quote]leave your wood alone!!!!! Oldhamred
  • Score: 5

9:40pm Tue 28 Jan 14

alcazares says...

Have we scored, no mention!!
Have we scored, no mention!! alcazares
  • Score: -2

9:42pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Oi Den! says...

Good result against a good team. Well done Mark Cooper.
Good result against a good team. Well done Mark Cooper. Oi Den!
  • Score: 2

9:43pm Tue 28 Jan 14

red white says...

Well done lads good point
Well done lads good point red white
  • Score: 2

9:44pm Tue 28 Jan 14

old town robin says...

1-1 good point,
1-1 good point, old town robin
  • Score: 1

9:44pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Di kanny oh says...

Yipee we have got a golden point super result boys and wow last minute shot hit the bar from Walsall blimey that was a change of underpants. Mike Smith again what a signing this guy is proving to be wonderful result and now lets hammer Oldun on Saturday
Yipee we have got a golden point super result boys and wow last minute shot hit the bar from Walsall blimey that was a change of underpants. Mike Smith again what a signing this guy is proving to be wonderful result and now lets hammer Oldun on Saturday Di kanny oh
  • Score: 2

9:44pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Graham8181 says...

well done boys, hats off, walsall are best team in league in my eyes. well done cooper and most of all well done Mr Smith !!!!
well done boys, hats off, walsall are best team in league in my eyes. well done cooper and most of all well done Mr Smith !!!! Graham8181
  • Score: 2

9:45pm Tue 28 Jan 14

california andy says...

Wow. Didn't see that coming. Good team selection, and finally some fight away from home. COYR
Wow. Didn't see that coming. Good team selection, and finally some fight away from home. COYR california andy
  • Score: 4

9:47pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Since 1950 says...

Phew! Well done Lads. That was an important point.

Respect to the 422 traveling fans.

COYR!
Phew! Well done Lads. That was an important point. Respect to the 422 traveling fans. COYR! Since 1950
  • Score: 10

9:51pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Swindon1984 says...

Said earlier I would have been delighted with a hard fought score draw and that's exactly what we've got, good stuff. Bring on Saturday, a convincing win would be fantastic. Well done again to Smith, big man up front who can score goals, what more could we want.
Said earlier I would have been delighted with a hard fought score draw and that's exactly what we've got, good stuff. Bring on Saturday, a convincing win would be fantastic. Well done again to Smith, big man up front who can score goals, what more could we want. Swindon1984
  • Score: 2

9:54pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Oldhamred says...

Since 1950 wrote:
Phew! Well done Lads. That was an important point.

Respect to the 422 traveling fans.

COYR!
Fantastic result, that should really boost their confidence away from home.

Can I demand a re-count on the away fans?
I'm sure it was 423.
[quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: Phew! Well done Lads. That was an important point. Respect to the 422 traveling fans. COYR![/p][/quote]Fantastic result, that should really boost their confidence away from home. Can I demand a re-count on the away fans? I'm sure it was 423. Oldhamred
  • Score: 4

9:57pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Di kanny oh says...

Draw at Bradford, Draw at Walsall, Draw at Crawley, Win at Rotherham, that is promotion form away from home yet we can't get results at lower league teams, very puzzling. Michael Smith could be the signing of the season 3 goals in two games. Tactics were good tonight so well done Cooper and well done the Town away fans brilliant.
Draw at Bradford, Draw at Walsall, Draw at Crawley, Win at Rotherham, that is promotion form away from home yet we can't get results at lower league teams, very puzzling. Michael Smith could be the signing of the season 3 goals in two games. Tactics were good tonight so well done Cooper and well done the Town away fans brilliant. Di kanny oh
  • Score: 8

10:00pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Penhill54 says...

Good job Darren Ward played, see he made the goal
Good job Darren Ward played, see he made the goal Penhill54
  • Score: 7

10:01pm Tue 28 Jan 14

the don69 says...

Hallelujah! Coops homer's got a great point! Smiffy seems a bargain that's 3 in 2 games, keep up the good work lad, finally the Red Army away support had something to cheer!!!!!!!
Hallelujah! Coops homer's got a great point! Smiffy seems a bargain that's 3 in 2 games, keep up the good work lad, finally the Red Army away support had something to cheer!!!!!!! the don69
  • Score: 1

10:12pm Tue 28 Jan 14

old town robin says...

Penhill54 wrote:
Good job Darren Ward played, see he made the goal
and saved one. lol
[quote][p][bold]Penhill54[/bold] wrote: Good job Darren Ward played, see he made the goal[/p][/quote]and saved one. lol old town robin
  • Score: 3

10:19pm Tue 28 Jan 14

The Jockster says...

Well in the end we held on for a deserved point following an improved second half display. Too often though our build up was slow and ponderous without being able to penetrate in the final third. Smith again looked useful and took his goal well but it's this failure to get forward that puts the defence under pressure. We saw it again tonight with more scary moments for Wardy and Branco. We were exposed time and again down the left flank and Reckord looked uncomfortable but got forward a couple of times to put in a decent cross.Coops needs to address that for Saturday.
Well done to me and the other 421 travelling souls who at least can celebrate a point on the road for a change.
Well in the end we held on for a deserved point following an improved second half display. Too often though our build up was slow and ponderous without being able to penetrate in the final third. Smith again looked useful and took his goal well but it's this failure to get forward that puts the defence under pressure. We saw it again tonight with more scary moments for Wardy and Branco. We were exposed time and again down the left flank and Reckord looked uncomfortable but got forward a couple of times to put in a decent cross.Coops needs to address that for Saturday. Well done to me and the other 421 travelling souls who at least can celebrate a point on the road for a change. The Jockster
  • Score: 0

10:23pm Tue 28 Jan 14

the don69 says...

The Jockster wrote:
Well in the end we held on for a deserved point following an improved second half display. Too often though our build up was slow and ponderous without being able to penetrate in the final third. Smith again looked useful and took his goal well but it's this failure to get forward that puts the defence under pressure. We saw it again tonight with more scary moments for Wardy and Branco. We were exposed time and again down the left flank and Reckord looked uncomfortable but got forward a couple of times to put in a decent cross.Coops needs to address that for Saturday.
Well done to me and the other 421 travelling souls who at least can celebrate a point on the road for a change.
Well done Jock,thanks for the report!!
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: Well in the end we held on for a deserved point following an improved second half display. Too often though our build up was slow and ponderous without being able to penetrate in the final third. Smith again looked useful and took his goal well but it's this failure to get forward that puts the defence under pressure. We saw it again tonight with more scary moments for Wardy and Branco. We were exposed time and again down the left flank and Reckord looked uncomfortable but got forward a couple of times to put in a decent cross.Coops needs to address that for Saturday. Well done to me and the other 421 travelling souls who at least can celebrate a point on the road for a change.[/p][/quote]Well done Jock,thanks for the report!! the don69
  • Score: 1

10:27pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Di kanny oh says...

Louis Thompson MOM and this is what many fans have been calling for away from home to play him in the middle to break up play. Well done Cooper for listening and it was said on BBC Wilts he covered every blade of grass. Great result and bet Charlton fans are cheesed off with giving away a potent goalscorer called Smith. Superb signing and his workrate alone is just what we have needed. Roll on Saturday and lets have a goal feast please.
Louis Thompson MOM and this is what many fans have been calling for away from home to play him in the middle to break up play. Well done Cooper for listening and it was said on BBC Wilts he covered every blade of grass. Great result and bet Charlton fans are cheesed off with giving away a potent goalscorer called Smith. Superb signing and his workrate alone is just what we have needed. Roll on Saturday and lets have a goal feast please. Di kanny oh
  • Score: 4

10:29pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Di kanny oh says...

The Jockster wrote:
Well in the end we held on for a deserved point following an improved second half display. Too often though our build up was slow and ponderous without being able to penetrate in the final third. Smith again looked useful and took his goal well but it's this failure to get forward that puts the defence under pressure. We saw it again tonight with more scary moments for Wardy and Branco. We were exposed time and again down the left flank and Reckord looked uncomfortable but got forward a couple of times to put in a decent cross.Coops needs to address that for Saturday.
Well done to me and the other 421 travelling souls who at least can celebrate a point on the road for a change.
Well done Jock for the report and to you and the other fans that went brilliant support. What was your take on Louis Thompson as on BBC they had him MOM.
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: Well in the end we held on for a deserved point following an improved second half display. Too often though our build up was slow and ponderous without being able to penetrate in the final third. Smith again looked useful and took his goal well but it's this failure to get forward that puts the defence under pressure. We saw it again tonight with more scary moments for Wardy and Branco. We were exposed time and again down the left flank and Reckord looked uncomfortable but got forward a couple of times to put in a decent cross.Coops needs to address that for Saturday. Well done to me and the other 421 travelling souls who at least can celebrate a point on the road for a change.[/p][/quote]Well done Jock for the report and to you and the other fans that went brilliant support. What was your take on Louis Thompson as on BBC they had him MOM. Di kanny oh
  • Score: 0

10:57pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Oxon-Red says...

The Jockster wrote:
Well in the end we held on for a deserved point following an improved second half display. Too often though our build up was slow and ponderous without being able to penetrate in the final third. Smith again looked useful and took his goal well but it's this failure to get forward that puts the defence under pressure. We saw it again tonight with more scary moments for Wardy and Branco. We were exposed time and again down the left flank and Reckord looked uncomfortable but got forward a couple of times to put in a decent cross.Coops needs to address that for Saturday.
Well done to me and the other 421 travelling souls who at least can celebrate a point on the road for a change.
Someone has hijacked my username and posted this as me because I wasn't going to post because I am happy and have nothing to complain about :-)

More seriously thank you for the report, I was interested in how Reckord played. Baptism of fire possibly and a bit more time working with the team required perhaps !

I think your comments about scary moments in a way sums up why I believe Ward (and Hall) have been unfairly, at times, been singled out.

Good point and respect for supporting Town tonight (just wish I could have been there too).

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: Well in the end we held on for a deserved point following an improved second half display. Too often though our build up was slow and ponderous without being able to penetrate in the final third. Smith again looked useful and took his goal well but it's this failure to get forward that puts the defence under pressure. We saw it again tonight with more scary moments for Wardy and Branco. We were exposed time and again down the left flank and Reckord looked uncomfortable but got forward a couple of times to put in a decent cross.Coops needs to address that for Saturday. Well done to me and the other 421 travelling souls who at least can celebrate a point on the road for a change.[/p][/quote]Someone has hijacked my username and posted this as me because I wasn't going to post because I am happy and have nothing to complain about :-) More seriously thank you for the report, I was interested in how Reckord played. Baptism of fire possibly and a bit more time working with the team required perhaps ! I think your comments about scary moments in a way sums up why I believe Ward (and Hall) have been unfairly, at times, been singled out. Good point and respect for supporting Town tonight (just wish I could have been there too). COYMR Oxon-Red
  • Score: 1

11:15pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Oxon-Red says...

Strong words for MK Dons manager !!!!

"The players have no excuses. I've just said to them, they've got their individual meetings tomorrow and some of them will be told they've played their last game for me.
"We've got to use some of that money to build this team, because if we don't we'll be struggling."

Blimey !!
Strong words for MK Dons manager !!!! "The players have no excuses. I've just said to them, they've got their individual meetings tomorrow and some of them will be told they've played their last game for me. "We've got to use some of that money to build this team, because if we don't we'll be struggling." Blimey !! Oxon-Red
  • Score: 2

11:18pm Tue 28 Jan 14

bearwoodred says...

Good battling performance tonight. Walsall away is a home game for me being 10 minutes up the road.

Firstly Walsall were a good side and a point was a good result.

Secondly as many others present there will testify we had to face some very strange refereeing decisions. As Town fans we tend to have a go at the ref but this was just perculiar. My own favourite was when Reckord was pushed over - we are talking pushed right over and the ref gave a free kick to Walsall!! Staggering, absolutely staggering! The second was when a Walsall player played it through to an offside player who left it, so Branco just saw the ball out = corner!

I felt sorry for Reckord, he has been given a bit of grief but the fella was often up against two very good wide men as Walsall pushed forward.

Luongo and Kasim needed to get the hold of the ball more tonight and also drive forward more - perhaps this will come in time. Walsall were oftern overlapping on both flanks and we were reluctant to do that.

Ranger seemed quiet but Smith was everywhere and caused problems for them. He is tireless. Wardy still looks shakey but Branco is solid and I though he was the pickl of the back four tonight.

We did cause Walsall some problems at times, plenty to be positive about - they are a form side and we battled, kept with them and took our chance and on another day could have snuck it.

Well done lads and good away support as ever. Shame about the ref!!
Good battling performance tonight. Walsall away is a home game for me being 10 minutes up the road. Firstly Walsall were a good side and a point was a good result. Secondly as many others present there will testify we had to face some very strange refereeing decisions. As Town fans we tend to have a go at the ref but this was just perculiar. My own favourite was when Reckord was pushed over - we are talking pushed right over and the ref gave a free kick to Walsall!! Staggering, absolutely staggering! The second was when a Walsall player played it through to an offside player who left it, so Branco just saw the ball out = corner! I felt sorry for Reckord, he has been given a bit of grief but the fella was often up against two very good wide men as Walsall pushed forward. Luongo and Kasim needed to get the hold of the ball more tonight and also drive forward more - perhaps this will come in time. Walsall were oftern overlapping on both flanks and we were reluctant to do that. Ranger seemed quiet but Smith was everywhere and caused problems for them. He is tireless. Wardy still looks shakey but Branco is solid and I though he was the pickl of the back four tonight. We did cause Walsall some problems at times, plenty to be positive about - they are a form side and we battled, kept with them and took our chance and on another day could have snuck it. Well done lads and good away support as ever. Shame about the ref!! bearwoodred
  • Score: 7

11:51pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Wilesy says...

No complaints from me tonight thought the whole team put in a shift. Walsall are a very good side and I haven't seen a harder working side for some time.They seemed to be first to every loose or second ball and played a fast breaking passing game, like us on our best day. At times we did look a little open in the middle and the midfielders weren't always as tight to their men as they could have been, but the ball was being played around at speed and the Walsall movement was excellent.

Agree with bearwoodred those 2 reffing decisions were baffling. The Pritchard booking looked very soft as well. On Pritchard I may be wrong but that looked like he was saying his goodbyes when he got subbed off.

Branco solid at the back and a much better showing from Reckford although still settling in, pleased for him.

Ranger was up for it and won 99% of his headers up front and made some excellent defensive headers too. Smith not so consistent as Ranger in the air but looks an excellent signing and a very good finish. Smith drifted out wide a fair bit but did well with the ball at his feet, could maybe have gambled a bit more off Rangers flick ons but that will come.

Louis worked hard defensively and Luongo made a few Ferry like runs, unfortunately no end product today. Both made a good few tackles which was nice to see.

Credit to Cooper on team selection, and he got the team motivated and came back from a goal down, a good day for him.

Looking forward to the next couple of days could be some ins and outs on the transfer front.
No complaints from me tonight thought the whole team put in a shift. Walsall are a very good side and I haven't seen a harder working side for some time.They seemed to be first to every loose or second ball and played a fast breaking passing game, like us on our best day. At times we did look a little open in the middle and the midfielders weren't always as tight to their men as they could have been, but the ball was being played around at speed and the Walsall movement was excellent. Agree with bearwoodred those 2 reffing decisions were baffling. The Pritchard booking looked very soft as well. On Pritchard I may be wrong but that looked like he was saying his goodbyes when he got subbed off. Branco solid at the back and a much better showing from Reckford although still settling in, pleased for him. Ranger was up for it and won 99% of his headers up front and made some excellent defensive headers too. Smith not so consistent as Ranger in the air but looks an excellent signing and a very good finish. Smith drifted out wide a fair bit but did well with the ball at his feet, could maybe have gambled a bit more off Rangers flick ons but that will come. Louis worked hard defensively and Luongo made a few Ferry like runs, unfortunately no end product today. Both made a good few tackles which was nice to see. Credit to Cooper on team selection, and he got the team motivated and came back from a goal down, a good day for him. Looking forward to the next couple of days could be some ins and outs on the transfer front. Wilesy
  • Score: 2

12:02am Wed 29 Jan 14

The Jockster says...

The Jockster wrote:
Somehow we're back in it and following a corner Smith scores with a well placed header.
DKO - yep on reflection LT good shout for MOM. Strange how the minus muppets voted on my posts from the ground telling it like it was - you can bet they weren't - tossers!
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: Somehow we're back in it and following a corner Smith scores with a well placed header.[/p][/quote]DKO - yep on reflection LT good shout for MOM. Strange how the minus muppets voted on my posts from the ground telling it like it was - you can bet they weren't - tossers! The Jockster
  • Score: -1

12:03am Wed 29 Jan 14

red white says...

Think it was Den who quoted Coops after a defeat recently saying the players need to learn and he said 'if anyone needs to learn,it's him'

Maybe after the humilation at home against them,we have?
Think it was Den who quoted Coops after a defeat recently saying the players need to learn and he said 'if anyone needs to learn,it's him' Maybe after the humilation at home against them,we have? red white
  • Score: 1

12:29am Wed 29 Jan 14

mancrobin says...

Not long back in and won't repeat good reports already given by Jockster, Bearwoodred and Wilsey......and I'll just stick to the positives.

Good team selection and substitutions from Coops. Having 2 big men up front really helps to relieve pressure and build attacks. Smith did get drawn wide, especially in the second half but I think that's because so many wingers don't play on the wing these days and nor do overlapping full backs, overlap. When Nathan Thompson ran at the defence from a wide position, we scored.

Smith and Nathan were our best players and both played with intelligence, skill and heart. Smith made some great runs off the the ball and he really impressed me. Nathan is back to form and what a great player he is.

Reckord and Branco got better as the game went on on and could form a very solid combo in our defence. Record improved considerably as the game progressed.

Wardy, Branco and Louis Thompson made some excellent blocks, interceptions and tackles. Nile held the ball up well on occasions and even managed a few chase backs.

Mass had one of his better away games and really tried to get forward and create. On a few occasions he was really effective in breaking up their play and setting us going forward. He was clearly up for it.

Barthram came on and did well trying to play as an out and out winger. Storey and Harley just weren't on long enough to make an impact.

Yasser played well in patches and added a bit of steel when required.

Oh, and Wes was Wes and hopefully should be getting his passport visa stamped for a summer trip to Brazil.

Great result, bit lucky but won with some good tactics from Coops, some tenacity from the players and continued great support from the Red Army.

Overall, Walsall should have won really. The fact they didn't speaks volumes for our approach.

Well done guys, a good day at the office. Glad I went. Seen 8 games now. 2 draws now.
Not long back in and won't repeat good reports already given by Jockster, Bearwoodred and Wilsey......and I'll just stick to the positives. Good team selection and substitutions from Coops. Having 2 big men up front really helps to relieve pressure and build attacks. Smith did get drawn wide, especially in the second half but I think that's because so many wingers don't play on the wing these days and nor do overlapping full backs, overlap. When Nathan Thompson ran at the defence from a wide position, we scored. Smith and Nathan were our best players and both played with intelligence, skill and heart. Smith made some great runs off the the ball and he really impressed me. Nathan is back to form and what a great player he is. Reckord and Branco got better as the game went on on and could form a very solid combo in our defence. Record improved considerably as the game progressed. Wardy, Branco and Louis Thompson made some excellent blocks, interceptions and tackles. Nile held the ball up well on occasions and even managed a few chase backs. Mass had one of his better away games and really tried to get forward and create. On a few occasions he was really effective in breaking up their play and setting us going forward. He was clearly up for it. Barthram came on and did well trying to play as an out and out winger. Storey and Harley just weren't on long enough to make an impact. Yasser played well in patches and added a bit of steel when required. Oh, and Wes was Wes and hopefully should be getting his passport visa stamped for a summer trip to Brazil. Great result, bit lucky but won with some good tactics from Coops, some tenacity from the players and continued great support from the Red Army. Overall, Walsall should have won really. The fact they didn't speaks volumes for our approach. Well done guys, a good day at the office. Glad I went. Seen 8 games now. 2 draws now. mancrobin
  • Score: 5

12:29am Wed 29 Jan 14

The Jockster says...

Wilesy - Funny how we all see it differently - I thought they played us off the park 1st half and we were ripped apart down the flanks, Branco did ok but I'd hardly call it solid thought he wobbled on occasions. Our midfield is just not strong enough and Kasim struggled again while Luongo was better but still not at his best. Reckord did ok but we let their nippy Brandy have far too much space and as you say big gals at times in the middle. Agree we deserved a point in the end against a very useful side and that everyone put a shift in. I reckon you could say we won ugly on Saturday and drew ugly tonight. Hopefully we can continue the run against Oldham.
Wilesy - Funny how we all see it differently - I thought they played us off the park 1st half and we were ripped apart down the flanks, Branco did ok but I'd hardly call it solid thought he wobbled on occasions. Our midfield is just not strong enough and Kasim struggled again while Luongo was better but still not at his best. Reckord did ok but we let their nippy Brandy have far too much space and as you say big gals at times in the middle. Agree we deserved a point in the end against a very useful side and that everyone put a shift in. I reckon you could say we won ugly on Saturday and drew ugly tonight. Hopefully we can continue the run against Oldham. The Jockster
  • Score: -3

1:48am Wed 29 Jan 14

Wilesy says...

The Jockster wrote:
Wilesy - Funny how we all see it differently - I thought they played us off the park 1st half and we were ripped apart down the flanks, Branco did ok but I'd hardly call it solid thought he wobbled on occasions. Our midfield is just not strong enough and Kasim struggled again while Luongo was better but still not at his best. Reckord did ok but we let their nippy Brandy have far too much space and as you say big gals at times in the middle. Agree we deserved a point in the end against a very useful side and that everyone put a shift in. I reckon you could say we won ugly on Saturday and drew ugly tonight. Hopefully we can continue the run against Oldham.
Walsall were the better team I agree Jock but it was a big improvement on Stevenage my last away game. We all know our weaknesses, but everyone put a shift and we ground out a draw. The side showed character, I enjoyed the game and pleased I went.
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: Wilesy - Funny how we all see it differently - I thought they played us off the park 1st half and we were ripped apart down the flanks, Branco did ok but I'd hardly call it solid thought he wobbled on occasions. Our midfield is just not strong enough and Kasim struggled again while Luongo was better but still not at his best. Reckord did ok but we let their nippy Brandy have far too much space and as you say big gals at times in the middle. Agree we deserved a point in the end against a very useful side and that everyone put a shift in. I reckon you could say we won ugly on Saturday and drew ugly tonight. Hopefully we can continue the run against Oldham.[/p][/quote]Walsall were the better team I agree Jock but it was a big improvement on Stevenage my last away game. We all know our weaknesses, but everyone put a shift and we ground out a draw. The side showed character, I enjoyed the game and pleased I went. Wilesy
  • Score: 2

8:05am Wed 29 Jan 14

Oi Den! says...

red white wrote:
Think it was Den who quoted Coops after a defeat recently saying the players need to learn and he said 'if anyone needs to learn,it's him'

Maybe after the humilation at home against them,we have?
Nope - not me.
[quote][p][bold]red white[/bold] wrote: Think it was Den who quoted Coops after a defeat recently saying the players need to learn and he said 'if anyone needs to learn,it's him' Maybe after the humilation at home against them,we have?[/p][/quote]Nope - not me. Oi Den!
  • Score: 0

8:27am Wed 29 Jan 14

Another view says...

"Well done to me and the other 421 travelling souls who at least can celebrate a point on the road for a change."

- Yeah Well Done, Jock and the other 421 - oh and the players! Can't be easy travelling to an away game on a grim January evening knowing that we might have taken another battering. The away fans really do sound like a twelth man.
"Well done to me and the other 421 travelling souls who at least can celebrate a point on the road for a change." - Yeah Well Done, Jock and the other 421 - oh and the players! Can't be easy travelling to an away game on a grim January evening knowing that we might have taken another battering. The away fans really do sound like a twelth man. Another view
  • Score: 0

1:33pm Wed 29 Jan 14

swwindon61uk says...

Excellent Point,like i said before,still fine tuning to do but we are getting there.
Ward made the goal Eh!
Just like our 2nd goal Saturday,it was a Ward punt into the box that caused us to get the corner that lead to our 2nd goal,
Get the ball in the box!
Excellent Point,like i said before,still fine tuning to do but we are getting there. Ward made the goal Eh! Just like our 2nd goal Saturday,it was a Ward punt into the box that caused us to get the corner that lead to our 2nd goal, Get the ball in the box! swwindon61uk
  • Score: 0

1:37pm Wed 29 Jan 14

red white says...

Oi Den! wrote:
red white wrote: Think it was Den who quoted Coops after a defeat recently saying the players need to learn and he said 'if anyone needs to learn,it's him' Maybe after the humilation at home against them,we have?
Nope - not me.
Sorry!
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]red white[/bold] wrote: Think it was Den who quoted Coops after a defeat recently saying the players need to learn and he said 'if anyone needs to learn,it's him' Maybe after the humilation at home against them,we have?[/p][/quote]Nope - not me.[/p][/quote]Sorry! red white
  • Score: 0

5:10pm Wed 29 Jan 14

buckobassettboy says...

Well done to the travelling 400 odd on what was a filthy night-well done team for getting a point.Wards contribution to the goal was probably a relief to him after Saturdays abysmal performance.More importantly,Hall definitely not missed.Smith looks like a very good signing and maybe the confidence levels will improve-especially away from home.COYR
Well done to the travelling 400 odd on what was a filthy night-well done team for getting a point.Wards contribution to the goal was probably a relief to him after Saturdays abysmal performance.More importantly,Hall definitely not missed.Smith looks like a very good signing and maybe the confidence levels will improve-especially away from home.COYR buckobassettboy
  • Score: 0

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