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Mark Cooper hopes play-off incentive will help his Town players bounce back from their JPT penalty heartbreak

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SWINDON Town manager Mark Cooper hopes his players can be mentally strong as they aim for the League One play-offs in the wake of their Johnstone’s Paint Trophy penalty heartbreak, .

Town were denied a place at Wembley on Monday night, as they lost 4-3 on penalties to Peterborough United after the tie finished level at 3-3 on aggregate.

Jacob Murphy’s error inside his own box led to Posh’s equaliser in the 75th minute of the second leg, while Massimo Luongo and Tijane Reis both missed from 12 yards in the shoot-out, leading to concerns that the impact and nature of the defeat could derail Swindon’s season.

Cooper, who has given his squad two days off to allow them to get the loss out of their systems, is unsure how his players will react but, with a tough trip to promotion-chasing Leyton Orient to come on Saturday, he knows they need to refocus as quickly as possible.

When asked whether Town would be able to get the defeat out of their minds in time for the visit to Brisbane Road, Cooper told the Advertiser: “I don’t know, we’ll see.

“I’ll try my utmost before the weekend and I’m sure that will spur us on to better things.

“It’s heartbreaking but there’s only one team that can win and we know that before we start.

“We have to concentrate on the play-offs.”

Cooper was particularly complimentary of Murphy’s performance against Peterborough and backed the 18-year-old Norwich loanee not to be fazed by his mistake, which allowed Posh to level the match.

“Having seen his character for a couple of weeks I wouldn’t have thought it will affect him too much.

“He’s a strong, strong-minded young man who’s come into the group and made an impression,” said Cooper.

“I’m sure he’ll go from strength to strength, we’ve got no worries about Jacob over that.

“For Norwich to have trusted him to play in the Premier League tells you something about what they think of him.

“You don’t just get to play in the Premier League so we’ve done well, Lee has done well to be able to get him to our football club and he’ll be a big addition for us and an asset towards the end of the season.”

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6:10am Wed 19 Feb 14

smirg kcab says...

Home banker
Season over
Home banker Season over smirg kcab
  • Score: -50

8:21am Wed 19 Feb 14

Ian13 says...

Two days off! PDC would have had them in earlier than ever on Tuesday.
Having said that the tactics in second half on Monday were wrong, don't ever sit on a one goal lead and hope.
Chin up lads and as has been said move on.
Two days off! PDC would have had them in earlier than ever on Tuesday. Having said that the tactics in second half on Monday were wrong, don't ever sit on a one goal lead and hope. Chin up lads and as has been said move on. Ian13
  • Score: 10

8:25am Wed 19 Feb 14

GiulianoGrazioli says...

^ do you actually post anything that isn't a load of tosh! I'm getting bored of your comments now.

I'd prefer Cooper to not give them two days off and take their minds off of it with focus on Orient! but I guess because of Friday's game etc, they were probably owed some....tough game Saturday - 4 points off of the play-offs, no Nile Ranger...i'm keeping my fingers crossed.
^ do you actually post anything that isn't a load of tosh! I'm getting bored of your comments now. I'd prefer Cooper to not give them two days off and take their minds off of it with focus on Orient! but I guess because of Friday's game etc, they were probably owed some....tough game Saturday - 4 points off of the play-offs, no Nile Ranger...i'm keeping my fingers crossed. GiulianoGrazioli
  • Score: -5

8:29am Wed 19 Feb 14

Is that you Lovesey says...

Ian13 wrote:
Two days off! PDC would have had them in earlier than ever on Tuesday. Having said that the tactics in second half on Monday were wrong, don't ever sit on a one goal lead and hope. Chin up lads and as has been said move on.
I agree Ian about PDC but he would also have had half the team scared witless and isolated the other half to never play for us again, I love PDC and he gave me some amazing memories.

I don't get all this pick ourselves up malarcky, from what ? we lost a game on pens, thats all, it wasnt the FA cup semi, its the P1ss pot trophy, nothing more, so interesting that for a semi final we only get 6,800 at home, City was clearly more important than that one.....

I have decided not to renew my ST in the earlybird and leave it right up to the last day possible, sure I will pay a bit more, but at least I get to see how this team will be ripped apart again and what sort of players will be bought in. If the wages bill is being slashed further cant see us having much available to Cooper and as much as I don't like his arrogance and the way he comes accross I think he is doing an OK job in the circumstances.

We are swindons red and white army !!!
[quote][p][bold]Ian13[/bold] wrote: Two days off! PDC would have had them in earlier than ever on Tuesday. Having said that the tactics in second half on Monday were wrong, don't ever sit on a one goal lead and hope. Chin up lads and as has been said move on.[/p][/quote]I agree Ian about PDC but he would also have had half the team scared witless and isolated the other half to never play for us again, I love PDC and he gave me some amazing memories. I don't get all this pick ourselves up malarcky, from what ? we lost a game on pens, thats all, it wasnt the FA cup semi, its the P1ss pot trophy, nothing more, so interesting that for a semi final we only get 6,800 at home, City was clearly more important than that one..... I have decided not to renew my ST in the earlybird and leave it right up to the last day possible, sure I will pay a bit more, but at least I get to see how this team will be ripped apart again and what sort of players will be bought in. If the wages bill is being slashed further cant see us having much available to Cooper and as much as I don't like his arrogance and the way he comes accross I think he is doing an OK job in the circumstances. We are swindons red and white army !!! Is that you Lovesey
  • Score: 4

9:06am Wed 19 Feb 14

stfclondon says...

smirg kcab wrote:
Home banker Season over
Home banker = Cockney rhyming slang for smirg kcab.
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: Home banker Season over[/p][/quote]Home banker = Cockney rhyming slang for smirg kcab. stfclondon
  • Score: 25

9:08am Wed 19 Feb 14

Billy hunt 65 says...

Not renewing next season, will miss it but will pick my games.
6800 for a semi final is poor in whatever cup.
The hardcore will be there week in and week out but what is being done to get the younger support to turn up?
Get a kid for a quid at the home games to fill the empty seats surely better than having a half empty stadium?
Not renewing next season, will miss it but will pick my games. 6800 for a semi final is poor in whatever cup. The hardcore will be there week in and week out but what is being done to get the younger support to turn up? Get a kid for a quid at the home games to fill the empty seats surely better than having a half empty stadium? Billy hunt 65
  • Score: 10

9:14am Wed 19 Feb 14

Robinonfire says...

Without Ranger ..Coopermans days must be numbered.
Without Ranger ..Coopermans days must be numbered. Robinonfire
  • Score: -16

9:34am Wed 19 Feb 14

multipostingshouldbebanned says...

smirg kcab wrote:
Home banker
Season over
Going for the minus record today Grim?
I have to say I agree with your above sentiments re play-offs or relegation, but would add that now would be a good time to to play the likes of Storey from the kick-off to see if he really does have what it takes.
In my opinion he should be re-called and given his chance.
If he struggles, Cooper could always sub him and put Belford on in his place.
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: Home banker Season over[/p][/quote]Going for the minus record today Grim? I have to say I agree with your above sentiments re play-offs or relegation, but would add that now would be a good time to to play the likes of Storey from the kick-off to see if he really does have what it takes. In my opinion he should be re-called and given his chance. If he struggles, Cooper could always sub him and put Belford on in his place. multipostingshouldbebanned
  • Score: 4

9:42am Wed 19 Feb 14

gaz2612 says...

Two days off with an important game on Saturday. Ridiculous!
They are proffessional footballers, and should not require time off to pick themselves up.
I am a salesman and if I lose a big order, after weeks/months of trying, nobody gives me time off to get over it!! Move on to the next one. Not sure about Cooper as tactically not good and slightly arrogant in his post match interviews. Always blames young side, the ref,who was very poor on Monday, but never admits to getting the team selection or tactics wrong. Cannot believe that he played Ben Gladwin up front and felt sorry for him, as not his position.
Two days off with an important game on Saturday. Ridiculous! They are proffessional footballers, and should not require time off to pick themselves up. I am a salesman and if I lose a big order, after weeks/months of trying, nobody gives me time off to get over it!! Move on to the next one. Not sure about Cooper as tactically not good and slightly arrogant in his post match interviews. Always blames young side, the ref,who was very poor on Monday, but never admits to getting the team selection or tactics wrong. Cannot believe that he played Ben Gladwin up front and felt sorry for him, as not his position. gaz2612
  • Score: 4

10:03am Wed 19 Feb 14

burley01rs says...

I can remember Alf Ramsey playing Nobby Styles as centre forward once.
I can remember Alf Ramsey playing Nobby Styles as centre forward once. burley01rs
  • Score: 0

10:11am Wed 19 Feb 14

Graham8181 says...

the players are suffering due to your poor tactics cooper and the referee. You need have a word with yourself !! these players should easily have gone through if you didn't change was doing so well in the game. Going defensive on a 1 goal lead game is shocking from ANY manager
the players are suffering due to your poor tactics cooper and the referee. You need have a word with yourself !! these players should easily have gone through if you didn't change was doing so well in the game. Going defensive on a 1 goal lead game is shocking from ANY manager Graham8181
  • Score: 4

10:13am Wed 19 Feb 14

Graham8181 says...

Graham8181 wrote:
the players are suffering due to your poor tactics cooper and the referee. You need have a word with yourself !! these players should easily have gone through if you didn't change was doing so well in the game. Going defensive on a 1 goal lead game is shocking from ANY manager
wow my English was shocking in that sentence,,, lets try again

the players are suffering due to your poor tactics cooper and the referees blindness. You need to have a word with yourself !! these players should have easily gone through if you didn't change what was doing so well in the game. Going defensive on a 1 goal lead game is shocking from ANY manager.
[quote][p][bold]Graham8181[/bold] wrote: the players are suffering due to your poor tactics cooper and the referee. You need have a word with yourself !! these players should easily have gone through if you didn't change was doing so well in the game. Going defensive on a 1 goal lead game is shocking from ANY manager[/p][/quote]wow my English was shocking in that sentence,,, lets try again the players are suffering due to your poor tactics cooper and the referees blindness. You need to have a word with yourself !! these players should have easily gone through if you didn't change what was doing so well in the game. Going defensive on a 1 goal lead game is shocking from ANY manager. Graham8181
  • Score: -1

10:25am Wed 19 Feb 14

jfmorty says...

It may be "season over" now, but we knew that before we kicked a ball in 13/14 anyway. However,we do have a bunch of players we can be proud of, who can play football, and who only need to get their away form sorted , for us to have a team that can really challenge for promotion next season
It may be "season over" now, but we knew that before we kicked a ball in 13/14 anyway. However,we do have a bunch of players we can be proud of, who can play football, and who only need to get their away form sorted , for us to have a team that can really challenge for promotion next season jfmorty
  • Score: 13

10:34am Wed 19 Feb 14

Hampshire_ReD says...

I have to agree Cooper's smugness really does him or his team no favours - particularly given some of the mistakes he's made - as a rookie manager.

Unfortunately I think Monday was the last chance for a high-point in the season, (as I really can't see us making the play-offs).

At this point in the season, the best teams should be putting runs together (with a well established first 11), as they push for the top 6.

Town have won 4 out of the last 11 games.. certainly not good enough for the play-offs - but bizarrely the teams below us are really no better, hence I think we'll finish in 10th - 12th place.

Additionally - now that Ranger is out of the picture until the end of the season (at the earliest) - we'll see just how good Cooper is at getting the most out of his players.

If he had parked the smugness & the ego, retained Storey on the bench, we might have had a chance.

Shoulda-Woulda-Could
a. 4-5-1 boring football now, to follow.
I have to agree Cooper's smugness really does him or his team no favours - particularly given some of the mistakes he's made - as a rookie manager. Unfortunately I think Monday was the last chance for a high-point in the season, (as I really can't see us making the play-offs). At this point in the season, the best teams should be putting runs together (with a well established first 11), as they push for the top 6. Town have won 4 out of the last 11 games.. certainly not good enough for the play-offs - but bizarrely the teams below us are really no better, hence I think we'll finish in 10th - 12th place. Additionally - now that Ranger is out of the picture until the end of the season (at the earliest) - we'll see just how good Cooper is at getting the most out of his players. If he had parked the smugness & the ego, retained Storey on the bench, we might have had a chance. Shoulda-Woulda-Could a. 4-5-1 boring football now, to follow. Hampshire_ReD
  • Score: 0

10:36am Wed 19 Feb 14

Swindon1984 says...

gaz2612 wrote:
Two days off with an important game on Saturday. Ridiculous! They are proffessional footballers, and should not require time off to pick themselves up. I am a salesman and if I lose a big order, after weeks/months of trying, nobody gives me time off to get over it!! Move on to the next one. Not sure about Cooper as tactically not good and slightly arrogant in his post match interviews. Always blames young side, the ref,who was very poor on Monday, but never admits to getting the team selection or tactics wrong. Cannot believe that he played Ben Gladwin up front and felt sorry for him, as not his position.
Ok... You're a salesman, fine, you're not a footballer. They played Monday night, are playing next on Saturday so will pick up training Thursday and Friday. Not sure I see a problem here, or what point you're trying to make.

After all, by the same logic I could say I work five days a week, a footballer doesn't yet earns far more money than me, and I think that's wrong. Well tough, people don't want to pay me twenty grand or whatever a week for the privilege or watching me do my job, so that's my problem. Equally I'm not expected to run around a pitch for 90 minutes in my job, so don't generally feel too knackered after a day's work. If it was as easy as some think it is to be a footballer or manager I'm sure we'd all have given it a go. And failed, monumentally.

Bottom line just cause someone's got a better job than us (and there can't be many better jobs than a professional footballer) doesn't give us the right to dictate their working conditions does it? Get a grip.

Can't see how he got the team selection or tactics wrong particuarly either. Playing defensively as we did second half didn't lose us the game, an individual error (and I do sympathise with Murphy, had a decent game other than that) allowed posh the chance to score. We finished with a draw, and with penalties at least gave ourselves a 50/50 chance of getting through. If we'd won that shootout I guarantee some of the same calling for Cooper's head would have called his tactics spot on. Total hypocrisy from some on here.
[quote][p][bold]gaz2612[/bold] wrote: Two days off with an important game on Saturday. Ridiculous! They are proffessional footballers, and should not require time off to pick themselves up. I am a salesman and if I lose a big order, after weeks/months of trying, nobody gives me time off to get over it!! Move on to the next one. Not sure about Cooper as tactically not good and slightly arrogant in his post match interviews. Always blames young side, the ref,who was very poor on Monday, but never admits to getting the team selection or tactics wrong. Cannot believe that he played Ben Gladwin up front and felt sorry for him, as not his position.[/p][/quote]Ok... You're a salesman, fine, you're not a footballer. They played Monday night, are playing next on Saturday so will pick up training Thursday and Friday. Not sure I see a problem here, or what point you're trying to make. After all, by the same logic I could say I work five days a week, a footballer doesn't yet earns far more money than me, and I think that's wrong. Well tough, people don't want to pay me twenty grand or whatever a week for the privilege or watching me do my job, so that's my problem. Equally I'm not expected to run around a pitch for 90 minutes in my job, so don't generally feel too knackered after a day's work. If it was as easy as some think it is to be a footballer or manager I'm sure we'd all have given it a go. And failed, monumentally. Bottom line just cause someone's got a better job than us (and there can't be many better jobs than a professional footballer) doesn't give us the right to dictate their working conditions does it? Get a grip. Can't see how he got the team selection or tactics wrong particuarly either. Playing defensively as we did second half didn't lose us the game, an individual error (and I do sympathise with Murphy, had a decent game other than that) allowed posh the chance to score. We finished with a draw, and with penalties at least gave ourselves a 50/50 chance of getting through. If we'd won that shootout I guarantee some of the same calling for Cooper's head would have called his tactics spot on. Total hypocrisy from some on here. Swindon1984
  • Score: 14

10:59am Wed 19 Feb 14

Davidsyrett says...

Has it ever occured to a few on here that maybe it was Peterborough who forced us back and not our tactics to defend.? Peterbro have spent about 10 times the amount on their team as we have this season and would expect automatic promotion.Most of those moaning and groaning all predicted relegation at the start of the season and now are having a go as we got within a penalty of wembley and are still in with an outside shout of the play-offs!

Complaints are then made of the ST and ticket rises next season yet when we have a semi-final at £15 per ticket only 6800 bother to turn up, I really fail to see what more this board can do to get fans behind then.

This season was all about consolidation, anything above that has been a bonus.

I will buy my ST this week, as I support my team, regardless.
Has it ever occured to a few on here that maybe it was Peterborough who forced us back and not our tactics to defend.? Peterbro have spent about 10 times the amount on their team as we have this season and would expect automatic promotion.Most of those moaning and groaning all predicted relegation at the start of the season and now are having a go as we got within a penalty of wembley and are still in with an outside shout of the play-offs! Complaints are then made of the ST and ticket rises next season yet when we have a semi-final at £15 per ticket only 6800 bother to turn up, I really fail to see what more this board can do to get fans behind then. This season was all about consolidation, anything above that has been a bonus. I will buy my ST this week, as I support my team, regardless. Davidsyrett
  • Score: 31

11:45am Wed 19 Feb 14

Adelaide Red says...

Better start practicing pens now ready for the play offs..... COYREDDDDSSSSSSSS
Better start practicing pens now ready for the play offs..... COYREDDDDSSSSSSSS Adelaide Red
  • Score: 1

12:17pm Wed 19 Feb 14

London Red says...

Hampshire_ReD wrote:
I have to agree Cooper's smugness really does him or his team no favours - particularly given some of the mistakes he's made - as a rookie manager. Unfortunately I think Monday was the last chance for a high-point in the season, (as I really can't see us making the play-offs). At this point in the season, the best teams should be putting runs together (with a well established first 11), as they push for the top 6. Town have won 4 out of the last 11 games.. certainly not good enough for the play-offs - but bizarrely the teams below us are really no better, hence I think we'll finish in 10th - 12th place. Additionally - now that Ranger is out of the picture until the end of the season (at the earliest) - we'll see just how good Cooper is at getting the most out of his players. If he had parked the smugness & the ego, retained Storey on the bench, we might have had a chance. Shoulda-Woulda-Could a. 4-5-1 boring football now, to follow.
Its not just the teams below us but the 3 above us we are also chasing!
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If it was simply we are not consistant enough to make the POs surely they would be over already as the top 7 would have pulled away!
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Rotherham are the strange one as they have started to put a bit of a run together and on paper seem to have secured 5th spot being 9 clear - though is this due to their recent run of games (Stevenage, Tranmere, Crawley, Crewe and Shrewsbury are 5 of their last 7)
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Will that continue? They still have Preston Away, Walsall Home, Posh Away, Brentford Home, before then going on a mega run of Bradford Home, Wolves Away, Port Vale Home, MK Home and then end the season at us!!
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So 9 of their games are against PO rivals!
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Plus a few tricky games like Oldham and Sheff U away still to come!
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Posh have only won 4 in last 10 and have 5 defeats!
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Walsall have become draw specialists with 5 in last 10 and only 3 wins - with the last win being 4 games ago!
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MK only 3 wins in last 10, PV only 4 and Bradford won last night for the first time in what 13!
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Season is far from over - so no time to play the kids yet - need to keep going and see if we can make it as no one is good enough to secure it from below Preston
[quote][p][bold]Hampshire_ReD[/bold] wrote: I have to agree Cooper's smugness really does him or his team no favours - particularly given some of the mistakes he's made - as a rookie manager. Unfortunately I think Monday was the last chance for a high-point in the season, (as I really can't see us making the play-offs). At this point in the season, the best teams should be putting runs together (with a well established first 11), as they push for the top 6. Town have won 4 out of the last 11 games.. certainly not good enough for the play-offs - but bizarrely the teams below us are really no better, hence I think we'll finish in 10th - 12th place. Additionally - now that Ranger is out of the picture until the end of the season (at the earliest) - we'll see just how good Cooper is at getting the most out of his players. If he had parked the smugness & the ego, retained Storey on the bench, we might have had a chance. Shoulda-Woulda-Could a. 4-5-1 boring football now, to follow.[/p][/quote]Its not just the teams below us but the 3 above us we are also chasing! . If it was simply we are not consistant enough to make the POs surely they would be over already as the top 7 would have pulled away! . Rotherham are the strange one as they have started to put a bit of a run together and on paper seem to have secured 5th spot being 9 clear - though is this due to their recent run of games (Stevenage, Tranmere, Crawley, Crewe and Shrewsbury are 5 of their last 7) . Will that continue? They still have Preston Away, Walsall Home, Posh Away, Brentford Home, before then going on a mega run of Bradford Home, Wolves Away, Port Vale Home, MK Home and then end the season at us!! . So 9 of their games are against PO rivals! . Plus a few tricky games like Oldham and Sheff U away still to come! . Posh have only won 4 in last 10 and have 5 defeats! . Walsall have become draw specialists with 5 in last 10 and only 3 wins - with the last win being 4 games ago! . MK only 3 wins in last 10, PV only 4 and Bradford won last night for the first time in what 13! . Season is far from over - so no time to play the kids yet - need to keep going and see if we can make it as no one is good enough to secure it from below Preston London Red
  • Score: 7

12:45pm Wed 19 Feb 14

bradley red 1 says...

Two days off is not what these players need! and cooper it is not the only time these players have had more than one day off during the week is it? fact.
Two days off is not what these players need! and cooper it is not the only time these players have had more than one day off during the week is it? fact. bradley red 1
  • Score: -11

1:07pm Wed 19 Feb 14

candlestrobe says...

For crikey's sake. Stop moaning you lot or support another club. We are a mid table L1 team and have been for decades. Some here seem to think we should be winning the World Cup or something.
For crikey's sake. Stop moaning you lot or support another club. We are a mid table L1 team and have been for decades. Some here seem to think we should be winning the World Cup or something. candlestrobe
  • Score: 8

1:13pm Wed 19 Feb 14

sagadude says...

I believe the season is over albeit we may win the games that one would think we would lose.

Orient - Away etc.

Not many teams win at our place and do the double when we return to theirs :-)

The downside is we will lose more games to the lower clubs like Bristol City, because it always happens to Swindon. Only a better manager can prevent this.
I believe the season is over albeit we may win the games that one would think we would lose. Orient - Away etc. Not many teams win at our place and do the double when we return to theirs :-) The downside is we will lose more games to the lower clubs like Bristol City, because it always happens to Swindon. Only a better manager can prevent this. sagadude
  • Score: 2

1:41pm Wed 19 Feb 14

harley red says...

Hampshire_ReD wrote:
I have to agree Cooper's smugness really does him or his team no favours - particularly given some of the mistakes he's made - as a rookie manager.

Unfortunately I think Monday was the last chance for a high-point in the season, (as I really can't see us making the play-offs).

At this point in the season, the best teams should be putting runs together (with a well established first 11), as they push for the top 6.

Town have won 4 out of the last 11 games.. certainly not good enough for the play-offs - but bizarrely the teams below us are really no better, hence I think we'll finish in 10th - 12th place.

Additionally - now that Ranger is out of the picture until the end of the season (at the earliest) - we'll see just how good Cooper is at getting the most out of his players.

If he had parked the smugness & the ego, retained Storey on the bench, we might have had a chance.

Shoulda-Woulda-Could

a. 4-5-1 boring football now, to follow.
Top post season is over there is no way we will make the playoffs we have a manager who is clueless , now is the time to sack him and look to find a manager who has the ability to sort things out and look towards next season . Like others on here I can't see myself getting a renew on the season ticket . I will just pick the games .
[quote][p][bold]Hampshire_ReD[/bold] wrote: I have to agree Cooper's smugness really does him or his team no favours - particularly given some of the mistakes he's made - as a rookie manager. Unfortunately I think Monday was the last chance for a high-point in the season, (as I really can't see us making the play-offs). At this point in the season, the best teams should be putting runs together (with a well established first 11), as they push for the top 6. Town have won 4 out of the last 11 games.. certainly not good enough for the play-offs - but bizarrely the teams below us are really no better, hence I think we'll finish in 10th - 12th place. Additionally - now that Ranger is out of the picture until the end of the season (at the earliest) - we'll see just how good Cooper is at getting the most out of his players. If he had parked the smugness & the ego, retained Storey on the bench, we might have had a chance. Shoulda-Woulda-Could a. 4-5-1 boring football now, to follow.[/p][/quote]Top post season is over there is no way we will make the playoffs we have a manager who is clueless , now is the time to sack him and look to find a manager who has the ability to sort things out and look towards next season . Like others on here I can't see myself getting a renew on the season ticket . I will just pick the games . harley red
  • Score: 0

1:54pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Davidsyrett says...

harley red wrote:
Hampshire_ReD wrote:
I have to agree Cooper's smugness really does him or his team no favours - particularly given some of the mistakes he's made - as a rookie manager.

Unfortunately I think Monday was the last chance for a high-point in the season, (as I really can't see us making the play-offs).

At this point in the season, the best teams should be putting runs together (with a well established first 11), as they push for the top 6.

Town have won 4 out of the last 11 games.. certainly not good enough for the play-offs - but bizarrely the teams below us are really no better, hence I think we'll finish in 10th - 12th place.

Additionally - now that Ranger is out of the picture until the end of the season (at the earliest) - we'll see just how good Cooper is at getting the most out of his players.

If he had parked the smugness & the ego, retained Storey on the bench, we might have had a chance.

Shoulda-Woulda-Could


a. 4-5-1 boring football now, to follow.
Top post season is over there is no way we will make the playoffs we have a manager who is clueless , now is the time to sack him and look to find a manager who has the ability to sort things out and look towards next season . Like others on here I can't see myself getting a renew on the season ticket . I will just pick the games .
So Harley (A loyal supporter no doubt) what did you expect us to achieve this season? I remember you saying we would get relegated at the start of the season (along with many other moaners), and you still bought a season ticket?? Mmmh
[quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hampshire_ReD[/bold] wrote: I have to agree Cooper's smugness really does him or his team no favours - particularly given some of the mistakes he's made - as a rookie manager. Unfortunately I think Monday was the last chance for a high-point in the season, (as I really can't see us making the play-offs). At this point in the season, the best teams should be putting runs together (with a well established first 11), as they push for the top 6. Town have won 4 out of the last 11 games.. certainly not good enough for the play-offs - but bizarrely the teams below us are really no better, hence I think we'll finish in 10th - 12th place. Additionally - now that Ranger is out of the picture until the end of the season (at the earliest) - we'll see just how good Cooper is at getting the most out of his players. If he had parked the smugness & the ego, retained Storey on the bench, we might have had a chance. Shoulda-Woulda-Could a. 4-5-1 boring football now, to follow.[/p][/quote]Top post season is over there is no way we will make the playoffs we have a manager who is clueless , now is the time to sack him and look to find a manager who has the ability to sort things out and look towards next season . Like others on here I can't see myself getting a renew on the season ticket . I will just pick the games .[/p][/quote]So Harley (A loyal supporter no doubt) what did you expect us to achieve this season? I remember you saying we would get relegated at the start of the season (along with many other moaners), and you still bought a season ticket?? Mmmh Davidsyrett
  • Score: 0

2:36pm Wed 19 Feb 14

smirg kcab says...

smirg kcab wrote:
Home banker
Season over
23 post most agreeing and I still get minus 44 lol
There's some tools on this site
Please add your minuses to the 44
Kind regards losers
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: Home banker Season over[/p][/quote]23 post most agreeing and I still get minus 44 lol There's some tools on this site Please add your minuses to the 44 Kind regards losers smirg kcab
  • Score: -2

2:44pm Wed 19 Feb 14

joey butler says...

Mark Coopers last paragraph above says of Jacob Murphy;

''You don’t just get to play in the Premier League so we’ve done well, Lee has done well to be able to get him to our football club and he’ll be a big addition for us and an asset towards the end of the season.”

Yet Adver report of 7th Feb says Murphy is on a youth loan until March 8th, anyone know if a youth loan is extendable please?
Mark Coopers last paragraph above says of Jacob Murphy; ''You don’t just get to play in the Premier League so we’ve done well, Lee has done well to be able to get him to our football club and he’ll be a big addition for us and an asset towards the end of the season.” Yet Adver report of 7th Feb says Murphy is on a youth loan until March 8th, anyone know if a youth loan is extendable please? joey butler
  • Score: -1

3:19pm Wed 19 Feb 14

lifelong red says...

harley red wrote:
Hampshire_ReD wrote:
I have to agree Cooper's smugness really does him or his team no favours - particularly given some of the mistakes he's made - as a rookie manager.

Unfortunately I think Monday was the last chance for a high-point in the season, (as I really can't see us making the play-offs).

At this point in the season, the best teams should be putting runs together (with a well established first 11), as they push for the top 6.

Town have won 4 out of the last 11 games.. certainly not good enough for the play-offs - but bizarrely the teams below us are really no better, hence I think we'll finish in 10th - 12th place.

Additionally - now that Ranger is out of the picture until the end of the season (at the earliest) - we'll see just how good Cooper is at getting the most out of his players.

If he had parked the smugness & the ego, retained Storey on the bench, we might have had a chance.

Shoulda-Woulda-Could


a. 4-5-1 boring football now, to follow.
Top post season is over there is no way we will make the playoffs we have a manager who is clueless , now is the time to sack him and look to find a manager who has the ability to sort things out and look towards next season . Like others on here I can't see myself getting a renew on the season ticket . I will just pick the games .
Oh dear - no faith - so fickle- so sad - only hope the rest of our fanbase don't think the same as you ,otherwise we might not have a team to support at all.
[quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hampshire_ReD[/bold] wrote: I have to agree Cooper's smugness really does him or his team no favours - particularly given some of the mistakes he's made - as a rookie manager. Unfortunately I think Monday was the last chance for a high-point in the season, (as I really can't see us making the play-offs). At this point in the season, the best teams should be putting runs together (with a well established first 11), as they push for the top 6. Town have won 4 out of the last 11 games.. certainly not good enough for the play-offs - but bizarrely the teams below us are really no better, hence I think we'll finish in 10th - 12th place. Additionally - now that Ranger is out of the picture until the end of the season (at the earliest) - we'll see just how good Cooper is at getting the most out of his players. If he had parked the smugness & the ego, retained Storey on the bench, we might have had a chance. Shoulda-Woulda-Could a. 4-5-1 boring football now, to follow.[/p][/quote]Top post season is over there is no way we will make the playoffs we have a manager who is clueless , now is the time to sack him and look to find a manager who has the ability to sort things out and look towards next season . Like others on here I can't see myself getting a renew on the season ticket . I will just pick the games .[/p][/quote]Oh dear - no faith - so fickle- so sad - only hope the rest of our fanbase don't think the same as you ,otherwise we might not have a team to support at all. lifelong red
  • Score: 1

3:31pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Oxon-Red says...

Graham8181 wrote:
Graham8181 wrote: the players are suffering due to your poor tactics cooper and the referee. You need have a word with yourself !! these players should easily have gone through if you didn't change was doing so well in the game. Going defensive on a 1 goal lead game is shocking from ANY manager
wow my English was shocking in that sentence,,, lets try again the players are suffering due to your poor tactics cooper and the referees blindness. You need to have a word with yourself !! these players should have easily gone through if you didn't change what was doing so well in the game. Going defensive on a 1 goal lead game is shocking from ANY manager.
Third time lucky maybe :-0

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]Graham8181[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Graham8181[/bold] wrote: the players are suffering due to your poor tactics cooper and the referee. You need have a word with yourself !! these players should easily have gone through if you didn't change was doing so well in the game. Going defensive on a 1 goal lead game is shocking from ANY manager[/p][/quote]wow my English was shocking in that sentence,,, lets try again the players are suffering due to your poor tactics cooper and the referees blindness. You need to have a word with yourself !! these players should have easily gone through if you didn't change what was doing so well in the game. Going defensive on a 1 goal lead game is shocking from ANY manager.[/p][/quote]Third time lucky maybe :-0 COYMR Oxon-Red
  • Score: 0

3:47pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Moonraker55 says...

Ok Lads its time to put last Monday behind us. Its finished. League 1 has not. We got pace in the team, we have craft in the team but apart from TAH we don't have solid belief in our selves. We should have because we are more gifted than most. We may have lost the Ranger but this the chance Smith wants and needs. We are not under dogs, we are just under achieving and its all about self confidence and fitness. And fit for 100 minutes we are not. So Coops you need to attend to that pronto. And as for us supporters we need a new call to arms to make the team believe.

No matter what they tell us
No matter what they say
For this is Swindon marching
And this will be our day

No matter what they tell us
its Swindon evermore
No matter what they tell us
We're only here to score

No matter what you tell us
We have you on the run
No matter what you tell us
We know we're number 1

No No matter what
No matter
No No matter what
No matter etc

Bring on the "O". Lets do the business COYRs
Ok Lads its time to put last Monday behind us. Its finished. League 1 has not. We got pace in the team, we have craft in the team but apart from TAH we don't have solid belief in our selves. We should have because we are more gifted than most. We may have lost the Ranger but this the chance Smith wants and needs. We are not under dogs, we are just under achieving and its all about self confidence and fitness. And fit for 100 minutes we are not. So Coops you need to attend to that pronto. And as for us supporters we need a new call to arms to make the team believe. No matter what they tell us No matter what they say For this is Swindon marching And this will be our day No matter what they tell us its Swindon evermore No matter what they tell us We're only here to score No matter what you tell us We have you on the run No matter what you tell us We know we're number 1 No No matter what No matter No No matter what No matter etc Bring on the "O". Lets do the business COYRs Moonraker55
  • Score: 1

3:55pm Wed 19 Feb 14

smirg kcab says...

lifelong red wrote:
harley red wrote:
Hampshire_ReD wrote:
I have to agree Cooper's smugness really does him or his team no favours - particularly given some of the mistakes he's made - as a rookie manager.

Unfortunately I think Monday was the last chance for a high-point in the season, (as I really can't see us making the play-offs).

At this point in the season, the best teams should be putting runs together (with a well established first 11), as they push for the top 6.

Town have won 4 out of the last 11 games.. certainly not good enough for the play-offs - but bizarrely the teams below us are really no better, hence I think we'll finish in 10th - 12th place.

Additionally - now that Ranger is out of the picture until the end of the season (at the earliest) - we'll see just how good Cooper is at getting the most out of his players.

If he had parked the smugness & the ego, retained Storey on the bench, we might have had a chance.

Shoulda-Woulda-Could



a. 4-5-1 boring football now, to follow.
Top post season is over there is no way we will make the playoffs we have a manager who is clueless , now is the time to sack him and look to find a manager who has the ability to sort things out and look towards next season . Like others on here I can't see myself getting a renew on the season ticket . I will just pick the games .
Oh dear - no faith - so fickle- so sad - only hope the rest of our fanbase don't think the same as you ,otherwise we might not have a team to support at all.
Sad?
You need a reality check. If we finish 21st would be classed as a good season in my books, sorry your the blinkered sad one thinking we will reach higher under cooper, any loyal fan would realise that the day he played 4-6.0 at Sheffield and the crowd took the piiss out of him, only to back down.
6,800 for a cup final 4,000 down when we played Barnet last time.
We will always have a club no matter what happens so don't talk stupid and live in the real world.
I had faith after 45 mins on monday only for cooper to blow £1,000s of £ by his tactics, the same as his predecessor done by blowing the playoffs in fact the autos.
Stand by for another manager in the near future. Someone has to pay it won't be power it will be the fans when cooper departure is imminent.
[quote][p][bold]lifelong red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hampshire_ReD[/bold] wrote: I have to agree Cooper's smugness really does him or his team no favours - particularly given some of the mistakes he's made - as a rookie manager. Unfortunately I think Monday was the last chance for a high-point in the season, (as I really can't see us making the play-offs). At this point in the season, the best teams should be putting runs together (with a well established first 11), as they push for the top 6. Town have won 4 out of the last 11 games.. certainly not good enough for the play-offs - but bizarrely the teams below us are really no better, hence I think we'll finish in 10th - 12th place. Additionally - now that Ranger is out of the picture until the end of the season (at the earliest) - we'll see just how good Cooper is at getting the most out of his players. If he had parked the smugness & the ego, retained Storey on the bench, we might have had a chance. Shoulda-Woulda-Could a. 4-5-1 boring football now, to follow.[/p][/quote]Top post season is over there is no way we will make the playoffs we have a manager who is clueless , now is the time to sack him and look to find a manager who has the ability to sort things out and look towards next season . Like others on here I can't see myself getting a renew on the season ticket . I will just pick the games .[/p][/quote]Oh dear - no faith - so fickle- so sad - only hope the rest of our fanbase don't think the same as you ,otherwise we might not have a team to support at all.[/p][/quote]Sad? You need a reality check. If we finish 21st would be classed as a good season in my books, sorry your the blinkered sad one thinking we will reach higher under cooper, any loyal fan would realise that the day he played 4-6.0 at Sheffield and the crowd took the piiss out of him, only to back down. 6,800 for a cup final 4,000 down when we played Barnet last time. We will always have a club no matter what happens so don't talk stupid and live in the real world. I had faith after 45 mins on monday only for cooper to blow £1,000s of £ by his tactics, the same as his predecessor done by blowing the playoffs in fact the autos. Stand by for another manager in the near future. Someone has to pay it won't be power it will be the fans when cooper departure is imminent. smirg kcab
  • Score: -1

4:14pm Wed 19 Feb 14

lifelong red says...

Davidsyrett wrote:
Has it ever occured to a few on here that maybe it was Peterborough who forced us back and not our tactics to defend.? Peterbro have spent about 10 times the amount on their team as we have this season and would expect automatic promotion.Most of those moaning and groaning all predicted relegation at the start of the season and now are having a go as we got within a penalty of wembley and are still in with an outside shout of the play-offs!

Complaints are then made of the ST and ticket rises next season yet when we have a semi-final at £15 per ticket only 6800 bother to turn up, I really fail to see what more this board can do to get fans behind then.

This season was all about consolidation, anything above that has been a bonus.

I will buy my ST this week, as I support my team, regardless.
To be honest ,I don't think we did set out to defend in the 2nd half - posh are no mugs and have spent a bit to ,as you say - were always going to press us hard to get that goal back ,to be fair we defended well and didn't look in any danger until that unfortunate mistake by murphy -but how different it could have been if only we were awarded that penalty - posh down to 10 -and if only Nguesson had put away that chance in 2nd half - if only-if only- such a fine line between success and failure - but we soldier on.
[quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: Has it ever occured to a few on here that maybe it was Peterborough who forced us back and not our tactics to defend.? Peterbro have spent about 10 times the amount on their team as we have this season and would expect automatic promotion.Most of those moaning and groaning all predicted relegation at the start of the season and now are having a go as we got within a penalty of wembley and are still in with an outside shout of the play-offs! Complaints are then made of the ST and ticket rises next season yet when we have a semi-final at £15 per ticket only 6800 bother to turn up, I really fail to see what more this board can do to get fans behind then. This season was all about consolidation, anything above that has been a bonus. I will buy my ST this week, as I support my team, regardless.[/p][/quote]To be honest ,I don't think we did set out to defend in the 2nd half - posh are no mugs and have spent a bit to ,as you say - were always going to press us hard to get that goal back ,to be fair we defended well and didn't look in any danger until that unfortunate mistake by murphy -but how different it could have been if only we were awarded that penalty - posh down to 10 -and if only Nguesson had put away that chance in 2nd half - if only-if only- such a fine line between success and failure - but we soldier on. lifelong red
  • Score: 0

4:17pm Wed 19 Feb 14

lifelong red says...

smirg kcab wrote:
lifelong red wrote:
harley red wrote:
Hampshire_ReD wrote:
I have to agree Cooper's smugness really does him or his team no favours - particularly given some of the mistakes he's made - as a rookie manager.

Unfortunately I think Monday was the last chance for a high-point in the season, (as I really can't see us making the play-offs).

At this point in the season, the best teams should be putting runs together (with a well established first 11), as they push for the top 6.

Town have won 4 out of the last 11 games.. certainly not good enough for the play-offs - but bizarrely the teams below us are really no better, hence I think we'll finish in 10th - 12th place.

Additionally - now that Ranger is out of the picture until the end of the season (at the earliest) - we'll see just how good Cooper is at getting the most out of his players.

If he had parked the smugness & the ego, retained Storey on the bench, we might have had a chance.

Shoulda-Woulda-Could




a. 4-5-1 boring football now, to follow.
Top post season is over there is no way we will make the playoffs we have a manager who is clueless , now is the time to sack him and look to find a manager who has the ability to sort things out and look towards next season . Like others on here I can't see myself getting a renew on the season ticket . I will just pick the games .
Oh dear - no faith - so fickle- so sad - only hope the rest of our fanbase don't think the same as you ,otherwise we might not have a team to support at all.
Sad?
You need a reality check. If we finish 21st would be classed as a good season in my books, sorry your the blinkered sad one thinking we will reach higher under cooper, any loyal fan would realise that the day he played 4-6.0 at Sheffield and the crowd took the piiss out of him, only to back down.
6,800 for a cup final 4,000 down when we played Barnet last time.
We will always have a club no matter what happens so don't talk stupid and live in the real world.
I had faith after 45 mins on monday only for cooper to blow £1,000s of £ by his tactics, the same as his predecessor done by blowing the playoffs in fact the autos.
Stand by for another manager in the near future. Someone has to pay it won't be power it will be the fans when cooper departure is imminent.
P--ssed again are we
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lifelong red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hampshire_ReD[/bold] wrote: I have to agree Cooper's smugness really does him or his team no favours - particularly given some of the mistakes he's made - as a rookie manager. Unfortunately I think Monday was the last chance for a high-point in the season, (as I really can't see us making the play-offs). At this point in the season, the best teams should be putting runs together (with a well established first 11), as they push for the top 6. Town have won 4 out of the last 11 games.. certainly not good enough for the play-offs - but bizarrely the teams below us are really no better, hence I think we'll finish in 10th - 12th place. Additionally - now that Ranger is out of the picture until the end of the season (at the earliest) - we'll see just how good Cooper is at getting the most out of his players. If he had parked the smugness & the ego, retained Storey on the bench, we might have had a chance. Shoulda-Woulda-Could a. 4-5-1 boring football now, to follow.[/p][/quote]Top post season is over there is no way we will make the playoffs we have a manager who is clueless , now is the time to sack him and look to find a manager who has the ability to sort things out and look towards next season . Like others on here I can't see myself getting a renew on the season ticket . I will just pick the games .[/p][/quote]Oh dear - no faith - so fickle- so sad - only hope the rest of our fanbase don't think the same as you ,otherwise we might not have a team to support at all.[/p][/quote]Sad? You need a reality check. If we finish 21st would be classed as a good season in my books, sorry your the blinkered sad one thinking we will reach higher under cooper, any loyal fan would realise that the day he played 4-6.0 at Sheffield and the crowd took the piiss out of him, only to back down. 6,800 for a cup final 4,000 down when we played Barnet last time. We will always have a club no matter what happens so don't talk stupid and live in the real world. I had faith after 45 mins on monday only for cooper to blow £1,000s of £ by his tactics, the same as his predecessor done by blowing the playoffs in fact the autos. Stand by for another manager in the near future. Someone has to pay it won't be power it will be the fans when cooper departure is imminent.[/p][/quote]P--ssed again are we lifelong red
  • Score: -1

4:17pm Wed 19 Feb 14

lifelong red says...

smirg kcab wrote:
lifelong red wrote:
harley red wrote:
Hampshire_ReD wrote:
I have to agree Cooper's smugness really does him or his team no favours - particularly given some of the mistakes he's made - as a rookie manager.

Unfortunately I think Monday was the last chance for a high-point in the season, (as I really can't see us making the play-offs).

At this point in the season, the best teams should be putting runs together (with a well established first 11), as they push for the top 6.

Town have won 4 out of the last 11 games.. certainly not good enough for the play-offs - but bizarrely the teams below us are really no better, hence I think we'll finish in 10th - 12th place.

Additionally - now that Ranger is out of the picture until the end of the season (at the earliest) - we'll see just how good Cooper is at getting the most out of his players.

If he had parked the smugness & the ego, retained Storey on the bench, we might have had a chance.

Shoulda-Woulda-Could




a. 4-5-1 boring football now, to follow.
Top post season is over there is no way we will make the playoffs we have a manager who is clueless , now is the time to sack him and look to find a manager who has the ability to sort things out and look towards next season . Like others on here I can't see myself getting a renew on the season ticket . I will just pick the games .
Oh dear - no faith - so fickle- so sad - only hope the rest of our fanbase don't think the same as you ,otherwise we might not have a team to support at all.
Sad?
You need a reality check. If we finish 21st would be classed as a good season in my books, sorry your the blinkered sad one thinking we will reach higher under cooper, any loyal fan would realise that the day he played 4-6.0 at Sheffield and the crowd took the piiss out of him, only to back down.
6,800 for a cup final 4,000 down when we played Barnet last time.
We will always have a club no matter what happens so don't talk stupid and live in the real world.
I had faith after 45 mins on monday only for cooper to blow £1,000s of £ by his tactics, the same as his predecessor done by blowing the playoffs in fact the autos.
Stand by for another manager in the near future. Someone has to pay it won't be power it will be the fans when cooper departure is imminent.
P--ssed again are we
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lifelong red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hampshire_ReD[/bold] wrote: I have to agree Cooper's smugness really does him or his team no favours - particularly given some of the mistakes he's made - as a rookie manager. Unfortunately I think Monday was the last chance for a high-point in the season, (as I really can't see us making the play-offs). At this point in the season, the best teams should be putting runs together (with a well established first 11), as they push for the top 6. Town have won 4 out of the last 11 games.. certainly not good enough for the play-offs - but bizarrely the teams below us are really no better, hence I think we'll finish in 10th - 12th place. Additionally - now that Ranger is out of the picture until the end of the season (at the earliest) - we'll see just how good Cooper is at getting the most out of his players. If he had parked the smugness & the ego, retained Storey on the bench, we might have had a chance. Shoulda-Woulda-Could a. 4-5-1 boring football now, to follow.[/p][/quote]Top post season is over there is no way we will make the playoffs we have a manager who is clueless , now is the time to sack him and look to find a manager who has the ability to sort things out and look towards next season . Like others on here I can't see myself getting a renew on the season ticket . I will just pick the games .[/p][/quote]Oh dear - no faith - so fickle- so sad - only hope the rest of our fanbase don't think the same as you ,otherwise we might not have a team to support at all.[/p][/quote]Sad? You need a reality check. If we finish 21st would be classed as a good season in my books, sorry your the blinkered sad one thinking we will reach higher under cooper, any loyal fan would realise that the day he played 4-6.0 at Sheffield and the crowd took the piiss out of him, only to back down. 6,800 for a cup final 4,000 down when we played Barnet last time. We will always have a club no matter what happens so don't talk stupid and live in the real world. I had faith after 45 mins on monday only for cooper to blow £1,000s of £ by his tactics, the same as his predecessor done by blowing the playoffs in fact the autos. Stand by for another manager in the near future. Someone has to pay it won't be power it will be the fans when cooper departure is imminent.[/p][/quote]P--ssed again are we lifelong red
  • Score: -1

4:18pm Wed 19 Feb 14

lifelong red says...

smirg kcab wrote:
lifelong red wrote:
harley red wrote:
Hampshire_ReD wrote:
I have to agree Cooper's smugness really does him or his team no favours - particularly given some of the mistakes he's made - as a rookie manager.

Unfortunately I think Monday was the last chance for a high-point in the season, (as I really can't see us making the play-offs).

At this point in the season, the best teams should be putting runs together (with a well established first 11), as they push for the top 6.

Town have won 4 out of the last 11 games.. certainly not good enough for the play-offs - but bizarrely the teams below us are really no better, hence I think we'll finish in 10th - 12th place.

Additionally - now that Ranger is out of the picture until the end of the season (at the earliest) - we'll see just how good Cooper is at getting the most out of his players.

If he had parked the smugness & the ego, retained Storey on the bench, we might have had a chance.

Shoulda-Woulda-Could




a. 4-5-1 boring football now, to follow.
Top post season is over there is no way we will make the playoffs we have a manager who is clueless , now is the time to sack him and look to find a manager who has the ability to sort things out and look towards next season . Like others on here I can't see myself getting a renew on the season ticket . I will just pick the games .
Oh dear - no faith - so fickle- so sad - only hope the rest of our fanbase don't think the same as you ,otherwise we might not have a team to support at all.
Sad?
You need a reality check. If we finish 21st would be classed as a good season in my books, sorry your the blinkered sad one thinking we will reach higher under cooper, any loyal fan would realise that the day he played 4-6.0 at Sheffield and the crowd took the piiss out of him, only to back down.
6,800 for a cup final 4,000 down when we played Barnet last time.
We will always have a club no matter what happens so don't talk stupid and live in the real world.
I had faith after 45 mins on monday only for cooper to blow £1,000s of £ by his tactics, the same as his predecessor done by blowing the playoffs in fact the autos.
Stand by for another manager in the near future. Someone has to pay it won't be power it will be the fans when cooper departure is imminent.
P--ssed again are we
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lifelong red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hampshire_ReD[/bold] wrote: I have to agree Cooper's smugness really does him or his team no favours - particularly given some of the mistakes he's made - as a rookie manager. Unfortunately I think Monday was the last chance for a high-point in the season, (as I really can't see us making the play-offs). At this point in the season, the best teams should be putting runs together (with a well established first 11), as they push for the top 6. Town have won 4 out of the last 11 games.. certainly not good enough for the play-offs - but bizarrely the teams below us are really no better, hence I think we'll finish in 10th - 12th place. Additionally - now that Ranger is out of the picture until the end of the season (at the earliest) - we'll see just how good Cooper is at getting the most out of his players. If he had parked the smugness & the ego, retained Storey on the bench, we might have had a chance. Shoulda-Woulda-Could a. 4-5-1 boring football now, to follow.[/p][/quote]Top post season is over there is no way we will make the playoffs we have a manager who is clueless , now is the time to sack him and look to find a manager who has the ability to sort things out and look towards next season . Like others on here I can't see myself getting a renew on the season ticket . I will just pick the games .[/p][/quote]Oh dear - no faith - so fickle- so sad - only hope the rest of our fanbase don't think the same as you ,otherwise we might not have a team to support at all.[/p][/quote]Sad? You need a reality check. If we finish 21st would be classed as a good season in my books, sorry your the blinkered sad one thinking we will reach higher under cooper, any loyal fan would realise that the day he played 4-6.0 at Sheffield and the crowd took the piiss out of him, only to back down. 6,800 for a cup final 4,000 down when we played Barnet last time. We will always have a club no matter what happens so don't talk stupid and live in the real world. I had faith after 45 mins on monday only for cooper to blow £1,000s of £ by his tactics, the same as his predecessor done by blowing the playoffs in fact the autos. Stand by for another manager in the near future. Someone has to pay it won't be power it will be the fans when cooper departure is imminent.[/p][/quote]P--ssed again are we lifelong red
  • Score: -3

4:29pm Wed 19 Feb 14

smirg kcab says...

lifelong red wrote:
smirg kcab wrote:
lifelong red wrote:
harley red wrote:
Hampshire_ReD wrote:
I have to agree Cooper's smugness really does him or his team no favours - particularly given some of the mistakes he's made - as a rookie manager.

Unfortunately I think Monday was the last chance for a high-point in the season, (as I really can't see us making the play-offs).

At this point in the season, the best teams should be putting runs together (with a well established first 11), as they push for the top 6.

Town have won 4 out of the last 11 games.. certainly not good enough for the play-offs - but bizarrely the teams below us are really no better, hence I think we'll finish in 10th - 12th place.

Additionally - now that Ranger is out of the picture until the end of the season (at the earliest) - we'll see just how good Cooper is at getting the most out of his players.

If he had parked the smugness & the ego, retained Storey on the bench, we might have had a chance.

Shoulda-Woulda-Could





a. 4-5-1 boring football now, to follow.
Top post season is over there is no way we will make the playoffs we have a manager who is clueless , now is the time to sack him and look to find a manager who has the ability to sort things out and look towards next season . Like others on here I can't see myself getting a renew on the season ticket . I will just pick the games .
Oh dear - no faith - so fickle- so sad - only hope the rest of our fanbase don't think the same as you ,otherwise we might not have a team to support at all.
Sad?
You need a reality check. If we finish 21st would be classed as a good season in my books, sorry your the blinkered sad one thinking we will reach higher under cooper, any loyal fan would realise that the day he played 4-6.0 at Sheffield and the crowd took the piiss out of him, only to back down.
6,800 for a cup final 4,000 down when we played Barnet last time.
We will always have a club no matter what happens so don't talk stupid and live in the real world.
I had faith after 45 mins on monday only for cooper to blow £1,000s of £ by his tactics, the same as his predecessor done by blowing the playoffs in fact the autos.
Stand by for another manager in the near future. Someone has to pay it won't be power it will be the fans when cooper departure is imminent.
P--ssed again are we
Are you seeing double ? Posting twice ?
[quote][p][bold]lifelong red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lifelong red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hampshire_ReD[/bold] wrote: I have to agree Cooper's smugness really does him or his team no favours - particularly given some of the mistakes he's made - as a rookie manager. Unfortunately I think Monday was the last chance for a high-point in the season, (as I really can't see us making the play-offs). At this point in the season, the best teams should be putting runs together (with a well established first 11), as they push for the top 6. Town have won 4 out of the last 11 games.. certainly not good enough for the play-offs - but bizarrely the teams below us are really no better, hence I think we'll finish in 10th - 12th place. Additionally - now that Ranger is out of the picture until the end of the season (at the earliest) - we'll see just how good Cooper is at getting the most out of his players. If he had parked the smugness & the ego, retained Storey on the bench, we might have had a chance. Shoulda-Woulda-Could a. 4-5-1 boring football now, to follow.[/p][/quote]Top post season is over there is no way we will make the playoffs we have a manager who is clueless , now is the time to sack him and look to find a manager who has the ability to sort things out and look towards next season . Like others on here I can't see myself getting a renew on the season ticket . I will just pick the games .[/p][/quote]Oh dear - no faith - so fickle- so sad - only hope the rest of our fanbase don't think the same as you ,otherwise we might not have a team to support at all.[/p][/quote]Sad? You need a reality check. If we finish 21st would be classed as a good season in my books, sorry your the blinkered sad one thinking we will reach higher under cooper, any loyal fan would realise that the day he played 4-6.0 at Sheffield and the crowd took the piiss out of him, only to back down. 6,800 for a cup final 4,000 down when we played Barnet last time. We will always have a club no matter what happens so don't talk stupid and live in the real world. I had faith after 45 mins on monday only for cooper to blow £1,000s of £ by his tactics, the same as his predecessor done by blowing the playoffs in fact the autos. Stand by for another manager in the near future. Someone has to pay it won't be power it will be the fans when cooper departure is imminent.[/p][/quote]P--ssed again are we[/p][/quote]Are you seeing double ? Posting twice ? smirg kcab
  • Score: 2

4:31pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Is that you Lovesey says...

Moonraker55 wrote:
Ok Lads its time to put last Monday behind us. Its finished. League 1 has not. We got pace in the team, we have craft in the team but apart from TAH we don't have solid belief in our selves. We should have because we are more gifted than most. We may have lost the Ranger but this the chance Smith wants and needs. We are not under dogs, we are just under achieving and its all about self confidence and fitness. And fit for 100 minutes we are not. So Coops you need to attend to that pronto. And as for us supporters we need a new call to arms to make the team believe. No matter what they tell us No matter what they say For this is Swindon marching And this will be our day No matter what they tell us its Swindon evermore No matter what they tell us We're only here to score No matter what you tell us We have you on the run No matter what you tell us We know we're number 1 No No matter what No matter No No matter what No matter etc Bring on the "O". Lets do the business COYRs
is that like uh your like uh call to arms, boyzone or westlife, whichever, dont ever try to start that in the TE
[quote][p][bold]Moonraker55[/bold] wrote: Ok Lads its time to put last Monday behind us. Its finished. League 1 has not. We got pace in the team, we have craft in the team but apart from TAH we don't have solid belief in our selves. We should have because we are more gifted than most. We may have lost the Ranger but this the chance Smith wants and needs. We are not under dogs, we are just under achieving and its all about self confidence and fitness. And fit for 100 minutes we are not. So Coops you need to attend to that pronto. And as for us supporters we need a new call to arms to make the team believe. No matter what they tell us No matter what they say For this is Swindon marching And this will be our day No matter what they tell us its Swindon evermore No matter what they tell us We're only here to score No matter what you tell us We have you on the run No matter what you tell us We know we're number 1 No No matter what No matter No No matter what No matter etc Bring on the "O". Lets do the business COYRs[/p][/quote]is that like uh your like uh call to arms, boyzone or westlife, whichever, dont ever try to start that in the TE Is that you Lovesey
  • Score: 1

4:40pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Bassett Hound says...

smirg kcab wrote:
lifelong red wrote:
harley red wrote:
Hampshire_ReD wrote:
I have to agree Cooper's smugness really does him or his team no favours - particularly given some of the mistakes he's made - as a rookie manager.

Unfortunately I think Monday was the last chance for a high-point in the season, (as I really can't see us making the play-offs).

At this point in the season, the best teams should be putting runs together (with a well established first 11), as they push for the top 6.

Town have won 4 out of the last 11 games.. certainly not good enough for the play-offs - but bizarrely the teams below us are really no better, hence I think we'll finish in 10th - 12th place.

Additionally - now that Ranger is out of the picture until the end of the season (at the earliest) - we'll see just how good Cooper is at getting the most out of his players.

If he had parked the smugness & the ego, retained Storey on the bench, we might have had a chance.

Shoulda-Woulda-Could




a. 4-5-1 boring football now, to follow.
Top post season is over there is no way we will make the playoffs we have a manager who is clueless , now is the time to sack him and look to find a manager who has the ability to sort things out and look towards next season . Like others on here I can't see myself getting a renew on the season ticket . I will just pick the games .
Oh dear - no faith - so fickle- so sad - only hope the rest of our fanbase don't think the same as you ,otherwise we might not have a team to support at all.
Sad?
You need a reality check. If we finish 21st would be classed as a good season in my books, sorry your the blinkered sad one thinking we will reach higher under cooper, any loyal fan would realise that the day he played 4-6.0 at Sheffield and the crowd took the piiss out of him, only to back down.
6,800 for a cup final 4,000 down when we played Barnet last time.
We will always have a club no matter what happens so don't talk stupid and live in the real world.
I had faith after 45 mins on monday only for cooper to blow £1,000s of £ by his tactics, the same as his predecessor done by blowing the playoffs in fact the autos.
Stand by for another manager in the near future. Someone has to pay it won't be power it will be the fans when cooper departure is imminent.
Perhaps that has been the plan Smirg get MC to oversee that transition year and then replace with another manager. I have supported MC this year ,but I really worry that he is not up to the task.
On paper we have a good squad, half the players being watched by championship clubs apparently. Wes,Nathan,Pritchard
,Mason,Kassim plus some decent Div 1 players. Add to these Nile Ranger and yet the manager cannot get this squad up for away games,his motivational skills seem non existent and his tactics wanting.
Yes we have played well at home,but so we should in front of 7,500/8,000 fans. Most visiting managers comment on what good players we have and yet look a different team away. I thought the Stevenage managers comment after beating us said it all. ' we got on top of their plan A and they had no plan B.
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lifelong red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hampshire_ReD[/bold] wrote: I have to agree Cooper's smugness really does him or his team no favours - particularly given some of the mistakes he's made - as a rookie manager. Unfortunately I think Monday was the last chance for a high-point in the season, (as I really can't see us making the play-offs). At this point in the season, the best teams should be putting runs together (with a well established first 11), as they push for the top 6. Town have won 4 out of the last 11 games.. certainly not good enough for the play-offs - but bizarrely the teams below us are really no better, hence I think we'll finish in 10th - 12th place. Additionally - now that Ranger is out of the picture until the end of the season (at the earliest) - we'll see just how good Cooper is at getting the most out of his players. If he had parked the smugness & the ego, retained Storey on the bench, we might have had a chance. Shoulda-Woulda-Could a. 4-5-1 boring football now, to follow.[/p][/quote]Top post season is over there is no way we will make the playoffs we have a manager who is clueless , now is the time to sack him and look to find a manager who has the ability to sort things out and look towards next season . Like others on here I can't see myself getting a renew on the season ticket . I will just pick the games .[/p][/quote]Oh dear - no faith - so fickle- so sad - only hope the rest of our fanbase don't think the same as you ,otherwise we might not have a team to support at all.[/p][/quote]Sad? You need a reality check. If we finish 21st would be classed as a good season in my books, sorry your the blinkered sad one thinking we will reach higher under cooper, any loyal fan would realise that the day he played 4-6.0 at Sheffield and the crowd took the piiss out of him, only to back down. 6,800 for a cup final 4,000 down when we played Barnet last time. We will always have a club no matter what happens so don't talk stupid and live in the real world. I had faith after 45 mins on monday only for cooper to blow £1,000s of £ by his tactics, the same as his predecessor done by blowing the playoffs in fact the autos. Stand by for another manager in the near future. Someone has to pay it won't be power it will be the fans when cooper departure is imminent.[/p][/quote]Perhaps that has been the plan Smirg get MC to oversee that transition year and then replace with another manager. I have supported MC this year ,but I really worry that he is not up to the task. On paper we have a good squad, half the players being watched by championship clubs apparently. Wes,Nathan,Pritchard ,Mason,Kassim plus some decent Div 1 players. Add to these Nile Ranger and yet the manager cannot get this squad up for away games,his motivational skills seem non existent and his tactics wanting. Yes we have played well at home,but so we should in front of 7,500/8,000 fans. Most visiting managers comment on what good players we have and yet look a different team away. I thought the Stevenage managers comment after beating us said it all. ' we got on top of their plan A and they had no plan B. Bassett Hound
  • Score: 1

4:46pm Wed 19 Feb 14

multipostingshouldbebanned says...

Moonraker55 wrote:
Ok Lads its time to put last Monday behind us. Its finished. League 1 has not. We got pace in the team, we have craft in the team but apart from TAH we don't have solid belief in our selves. We should have because we are more gifted than most. We may have lost the Ranger but this the chance Smith wants and needs. We are not under dogs, we are just under achieving and its all about self confidence and fitness. And fit for 100 minutes we are not. So Coops you need to attend to that pronto. And as for us supporters we need a new call to arms to make the team believe.

No matter what they tell us
No matter what they say
For this is Swindon marching
And this will be our day

No matter what they tell us
its Swindon evermore
No matter what they tell us
We're only here to score

No matter what you tell us
We have you on the run
No matter what you tell us
We know we're number 1

No No matter what
No matter
No No matter what
No matter etc

Bring on the "O". Lets do the business COYRs
You have to be Joking, right?
[quote][p][bold]Moonraker55[/bold] wrote: Ok Lads its time to put last Monday behind us. Its finished. League 1 has not. We got pace in the team, we have craft in the team but apart from TAH we don't have solid belief in our selves. We should have because we are more gifted than most. We may have lost the Ranger but this the chance Smith wants and needs. We are not under dogs, we are just under achieving and its all about self confidence and fitness. And fit for 100 minutes we are not. So Coops you need to attend to that pronto. And as for us supporters we need a new call to arms to make the team believe. No matter what they tell us No matter what they say For this is Swindon marching And this will be our day No matter what they tell us its Swindon evermore No matter what they tell us We're only here to score No matter what you tell us We have you on the run No matter what you tell us We know we're number 1 No No matter what No matter No No matter what No matter etc Bring on the "O". Lets do the business COYRs[/p][/quote]You have to be Joking, right? multipostingshouldbebanned
  • Score: 2

5:16pm Wed 19 Feb 14

lifelong red says...

Grim isn't it - well I don't think its a case of me needing a reality check, more like you needing a shrink.
Grim isn't it - well I don't think its a case of me needing a reality check, more like you needing a shrink. lifelong red
  • Score: 3

5:39pm Wed 19 Feb 14

lifelong red says...

Smirg look maybe I went to far with my comments about a shrink- this site is all about having different views-you got yours - I got mine - we beg to differ- so lets leave it at that -shake hands- move on- after all were all on the same side.
Smirg look maybe I went to far with my comments about a shrink- this site is all about having different views-you got yours - I got mine - we beg to differ- so lets leave it at that -shake hands- move on- after all were all on the same side. lifelong red
  • Score: 0

6:08pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Moonraker55 says...

Is that you Lovesey wrote:
Moonraker55 wrote:
Ok Lads its time to put last Monday behind us. Its finished. League 1 has not. We got pace in the team, we have craft in the team but apart from TAH we don't have solid belief in our selves. We should have because we are more gifted than most. We may have lost the Ranger but this the chance Smith wants and needs. We are not under dogs, we are just under achieving and its all about self confidence and fitness. And fit for 100 minutes we are not. So Coops you need to attend to that pronto. And as for us supporters we need a new call to arms to make the team believe. No matter what they tell us No matter what they say For this is Swindon marching And this will be our day No matter what they tell us its Swindon evermore No matter what they tell us We're only here to score No matter what you tell us We have you on the run No matter what you tell us We know we're number 1 No No matter what No matter No No matter what No matter etc Bring on the "O". Lets do the business COYRs
is that like uh your like uh call to arms, boyzone or westlife, whichever, dont ever try to start that in the TE
Me I'm an XTC fan but try singing Helicopter, Nigel or Farm Boys Wages at the TE. Country bumkins you'll be.
[quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Moonraker55[/bold] wrote: Ok Lads its time to put last Monday behind us. Its finished. League 1 has not. We got pace in the team, we have craft in the team but apart from TAH we don't have solid belief in our selves. We should have because we are more gifted than most. We may have lost the Ranger but this the chance Smith wants and needs. We are not under dogs, we are just under achieving and its all about self confidence and fitness. And fit for 100 minutes we are not. So Coops you need to attend to that pronto. And as for us supporters we need a new call to arms to make the team believe. No matter what they tell us No matter what they say For this is Swindon marching And this will be our day No matter what they tell us its Swindon evermore No matter what they tell us We're only here to score No matter what you tell us We have you on the run No matter what you tell us We know we're number 1 No No matter what No matter No No matter what No matter etc Bring on the "O". Lets do the business COYRs[/p][/quote]is that like uh your like uh call to arms, boyzone or westlife, whichever, dont ever try to start that in the TE[/p][/quote]Me I'm an XTC fan but try singing Helicopter, Nigel or Farm Boys Wages at the TE. Country bumkins you'll be. Moonraker55
  • Score: -1

6:12pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Wilesy says...

Moonraker55 wrote:
Ok Lads its time to put last Monday behind us. Its finished. League 1 has not. We got pace in the team, we have craft in the team but apart from TAH we don't have solid belief in our selves. We should have because we are more gifted than most. We may have lost the Ranger but this the chance Smith wants and needs. We are not under dogs, we are just under achieving and its all about self confidence and fitness. And fit for 100 minutes we are not. So Coops you need to attend to that pronto. And as for us supporters we need a new call to arms to make the team believe.

No matter what they tell us
No matter what they say
For this is Swindon marching
And this will be our day

No matter what they tell us
its Swindon evermore
No matter what they tell us
We're only here to score

No matter what you tell us
We have you on the run
No matter what you tell us
We know we're number 1

No No matter what
No matter
No No matter what
No matter etc

Bring on the "O". Lets do the business COYRs
Erm would think there's more chance of the Town End doing the Birdy song than this
[quote][p][bold]Moonraker55[/bold] wrote: Ok Lads its time to put last Monday behind us. Its finished. League 1 has not. We got pace in the team, we have craft in the team but apart from TAH we don't have solid belief in our selves. We should have because we are more gifted than most. We may have lost the Ranger but this the chance Smith wants and needs. We are not under dogs, we are just under achieving and its all about self confidence and fitness. And fit for 100 minutes we are not. So Coops you need to attend to that pronto. And as for us supporters we need a new call to arms to make the team believe. No matter what they tell us No matter what they say For this is Swindon marching And this will be our day No matter what they tell us its Swindon evermore No matter what they tell us We're only here to score No matter what you tell us We have you on the run No matter what you tell us We know we're number 1 No No matter what No matter No No matter what No matter etc Bring on the "O". Lets do the business COYRs[/p][/quote]Erm would think there's more chance of the Town End doing the Birdy song than this Wilesy
  • Score: 0

6:13pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Moonraker55 says...

multipostingshouldbe
banned
wrote:
Moonraker55 wrote:
Ok Lads its time to put last Monday behind us. Its finished. League 1 has not. We got pace in the team, we have craft in the team but apart from TAH we don't have solid belief in our selves. We should have because we are more gifted than most. We may have lost the Ranger but this the chance Smith wants and needs. We are not under dogs, we are just under achieving and its all about self confidence and fitness. And fit for 100 minutes we are not. So Coops you need to attend to that pronto. And as for us supporters we need a new call to arms to make the team believe.

No matter what they tell us
No matter what they say
For this is Swindon marching
And this will be our day

No matter what they tell us
its Swindon evermore
No matter what they tell us
We're only here to score

No matter what you tell us
We have you on the run
No matter what you tell us
We know we're number 1

No No matter what
No matter
No No matter what
No matter etc

Bring on the "O". Lets do the business COYRs
You have to be Joking, right?
Course I'm aving laugh cuz I am fed up with you groaners.
[quote][p][bold]multipostingshouldbe banned[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Moonraker55[/bold] wrote: Ok Lads its time to put last Monday behind us. Its finished. League 1 has not. We got pace in the team, we have craft in the team but apart from TAH we don't have solid belief in our selves. We should have because we are more gifted than most. We may have lost the Ranger but this the chance Smith wants and needs. We are not under dogs, we are just under achieving and its all about self confidence and fitness. And fit for 100 minutes we are not. So Coops you need to attend to that pronto. And as for us supporters we need a new call to arms to make the team believe. No matter what they tell us No matter what they say For this is Swindon marching And this will be our day No matter what they tell us its Swindon evermore No matter what they tell us We're only here to score No matter what you tell us We have you on the run No matter what you tell us We know we're number 1 No No matter what No matter No No matter what No matter etc Bring on the "O". Lets do the business COYRs[/p][/quote]You have to be Joking, right?[/p][/quote]Course I'm aving laugh cuz I am fed up with you groaners. Moonraker55
  • Score: 3

6:19pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Wilesy says...

London Red wrote:
Hampshire_ReD wrote:
I have to agree Cooper's smugness really does him or his team no favours - particularly given some of the mistakes he's made - as a rookie manager. Unfortunately I think Monday was the last chance for a high-point in the season, (as I really can't see us making the play-offs). At this point in the season, the best teams should be putting runs together (with a well established first 11), as they push for the top 6. Town have won 4 out of the last 11 games.. certainly not good enough for the play-offs - but bizarrely the teams below us are really no better, hence I think we'll finish in 10th - 12th place. Additionally - now that Ranger is out of the picture until the end of the season (at the earliest) - we'll see just how good Cooper is at getting the most out of his players. If he had parked the smugness & the ego, retained Storey on the bench, we might have had a chance. Shoulda-Woulda-Could a. 4-5-1 boring football now, to follow.
Its not just the teams below us but the 3 above us we are also chasing!
.
If it was simply we are not consistant enough to make the POs surely they would be over already as the top 7 would have pulled away!
.
Rotherham are the strange one as they have started to put a bit of a run together and on paper seem to have secured 5th spot being 9 clear - though is this due to their recent run of games (Stevenage, Tranmere, Crawley, Crewe and Shrewsbury are 5 of their last 7)
.
Will that continue? They still have Preston Away, Walsall Home, Posh Away, Brentford Home, before then going on a mega run of Bradford Home, Wolves Away, Port Vale Home, MK Home and then end the season at us!!
.
So 9 of their games are against PO rivals!
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Plus a few tricky games like Oldham and Sheff U away still to come!
.
Posh have only won 4 in last 10 and have 5 defeats!
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Walsall have become draw specialists with 5 in last 10 and only 3 wins - with the last win being 4 games ago!
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MK only 3 wins in last 10, PV only 4 and Bradford won last night for the first time in what 13!
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Season is far from over - so no time to play the kids yet - need to keep going and see if we can make it as no one is good enough to secure it from below Preston
Play the kids lol do you mean rest Ward?

Like you without Ranger I think the playoffs are out of reach but saying that Smith with Pritchard and Murphy either side will cause problems so there's an outside chance, although there's still no consistency with results we will need to start winning 2 out of 3.

Cooper saying Murphy will be an assest towards the end of the season.....does that mean he's here for ore than a month? Hope so, despite Monday's not so good performance.
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hampshire_ReD[/bold] wrote: I have to agree Cooper's smugness really does him or his team no favours - particularly given some of the mistakes he's made - as a rookie manager. Unfortunately I think Monday was the last chance for a high-point in the season, (as I really can't see us making the play-offs). At this point in the season, the best teams should be putting runs together (with a well established first 11), as they push for the top 6. Town have won 4 out of the last 11 games.. certainly not good enough for the play-offs - but bizarrely the teams below us are really no better, hence I think we'll finish in 10th - 12th place. Additionally - now that Ranger is out of the picture until the end of the season (at the earliest) - we'll see just how good Cooper is at getting the most out of his players. If he had parked the smugness & the ego, retained Storey on the bench, we might have had a chance. Shoulda-Woulda-Could a. 4-5-1 boring football now, to follow.[/p][/quote]Its not just the teams below us but the 3 above us we are also chasing! . If it was simply we are not consistant enough to make the POs surely they would be over already as the top 7 would have pulled away! . Rotherham are the strange one as they have started to put a bit of a run together and on paper seem to have secured 5th spot being 9 clear - though is this due to their recent run of games (Stevenage, Tranmere, Crawley, Crewe and Shrewsbury are 5 of their last 7) . Will that continue? They still have Preston Away, Walsall Home, Posh Away, Brentford Home, before then going on a mega run of Bradford Home, Wolves Away, Port Vale Home, MK Home and then end the season at us!! . So 9 of their games are against PO rivals! . Plus a few tricky games like Oldham and Sheff U away still to come! . Posh have only won 4 in last 10 and have 5 defeats! . Walsall have become draw specialists with 5 in last 10 and only 3 wins - with the last win being 4 games ago! . MK only 3 wins in last 10, PV only 4 and Bradford won last night for the first time in what 13! . Season is far from over - so no time to play the kids yet - need to keep going and see if we can make it as no one is good enough to secure it from below Preston[/p][/quote]Play the kids lol do you mean rest Ward? Like you without Ranger I think the playoffs are out of reach but saying that Smith with Pritchard and Murphy either side will cause problems so there's an outside chance, although there's still no consistency with results we will need to start winning 2 out of 3. Cooper saying Murphy will be an assest towards the end of the season.....does that mean he's here for ore than a month? Hope so, despite Monday's not so good performance. Wilesy
  • Score: -1

6:23pm Wed 19 Feb 14

smirg kcab says...

lifelong red wrote:
Smirg look maybe I went to far with my comments about a shrink- this site is all about having different views-you got yours - I got mine - we beg to differ- so lets leave it at that -shake hands- move on- after all were all on the same side.
No probs have a great week,
you didn't go to far, your opinion is valid the same as mine, but some on here don't know what a wind up is(not you).
And it gives them something to post
Hope you views are right and mine are wrong.
[quote][p][bold]lifelong red[/bold] wrote: Smirg look maybe I went to far with my comments about a shrink- this site is all about having different views-you got yours - I got mine - we beg to differ- so lets leave it at that -shake hands- move on- after all were all on the same side.[/p][/quote]No probs have a great week, you didn't go to far, your opinion is valid the same as mine, but some on here don't know what a wind up is(not you). And it gives them something to post Hope you views are right and mine are wrong. smirg kcab
  • Score: 2

7:20pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Wembley69 says...

Best hope a draw on Saturday, but the winner of the play offs is always the team that hits form at the end of the season, so stay in touch and get a run at the end?
Best hope a draw on Saturday, but the winner of the play offs is always the team that hits form at the end of the season, so stay in touch and get a run at the end? Wembley69
  • Score: 2

7:31pm Wed 19 Feb 14

akershaker says...

Not surprised by the usual negativity. I thought we played well on Monday and were pegged back by Peterborough in the second half who played much like we have this season - patient and happy in possession which rather blunted our attack. Also I thought our defense look solid bar one silly pass, lots of positives.
I am also willing to defend the days off. League one players are on good money but not mind-blowing, especially when you consider their career ends at 35 with no qualifications or experience of anything else. And for all the attacks on the days off, they "work" Saturdays, evenings, Boxing Day, New Years Day, bank holidays, etc and so should have some time off. I cannot believe the people holding up PDC as an example of good man management, he had a lot of qualities, but that wasn't one!
Not surprised by the usual negativity. I thought we played well on Monday and were pegged back by Peterborough in the second half who played much like we have this season - patient and happy in possession which rather blunted our attack. Also I thought our defense look solid bar one silly pass, lots of positives. I am also willing to defend the days off. League one players are on good money but not mind-blowing, especially when you consider their career ends at 35 with no qualifications or experience of anything else. And for all the attacks on the days off, they "work" Saturdays, evenings, Boxing Day, New Years Day, bank holidays, etc and so should have some time off. I cannot believe the people holding up PDC as an example of good man management, he had a lot of qualities, but that wasn't one! akershaker
  • Score: 1

7:37pm Wed 19 Feb 14

akershaker says...

Also can't understand why all the people who said we be relegated this season want to sack the manager who's got us 8th in the league and to the area final of the JPT, not to mention Qpr et al. Everyone has a different opinion in football but we need some stability, not our 4th manager in a year...
Also can't understand why all the people who said we be relegated this season want to sack the manager who's got us 8th in the league and to the area final of the JPT, not to mention Qpr et al. Everyone has a different opinion in football but we need some stability, not our 4th manager in a year... akershaker
  • Score: 5

8:28pm Wed 19 Feb 14

joey butler says...

Wilesy wrote:
London Red wrote:
Hampshire_ReD wrote:
I have to agree Cooper's smugness really does him or his team no favours - particularly given some of the mistakes he's made - as a rookie manager. Unfortunately I think Monday was the last chance for a high-point in the season, (as I really can't see us making the play-offs). At this point in the season, the best teams should be putting runs together (with a well established first 11), as they push for the top 6. Town have won 4 out of the last 11 games.. certainly not good enough for the play-offs - but bizarrely the teams below us are really no better, hence I think we'll finish in 10th - 12th place. Additionally - now that Ranger is out of the picture until the end of the season (at the earliest) - we'll see just how good Cooper is at getting the most out of his players. If he had parked the smugness & the ego, retained Storey on the bench, we might have had a chance. Shoulda-Woulda-Could a. 4-5-1 boring football now, to follow.
Its not just the teams below us but the 3 above us we are also chasing!
.
If it was simply we are not consistant enough to make the POs surely they would be over already as the top 7 would have pulled away!
.
Rotherham are the strange one as they have started to put a bit of a run together and on paper seem to have secured 5th spot being 9 clear - though is this due to their recent run of games (Stevenage, Tranmere, Crawley, Crewe and Shrewsbury are 5 of their last 7)
.
Will that continue? They still have Preston Away, Walsall Home, Posh Away, Brentford Home, before then going on a mega run of Bradford Home, Wolves Away, Port Vale Home, MK Home and then end the season at us!!
.
So 9 of their games are against PO rivals!
.
Plus a few tricky games like Oldham and Sheff U away still to come!
.
Posh have only won 4 in last 10 and have 5 defeats!
.
Walsall have become draw specialists with 5 in last 10 and only 3 wins - with the last win being 4 games ago!
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MK only 3 wins in last 10, PV only 4 and Bradford won last night for the first time in what 13!
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Season is far from over - so no time to play the kids yet - need to keep going and see if we can make it as no one is good enough to secure it from below Preston
Play the kids lol do you mean rest Ward?

Like you without Ranger I think the playoffs are out of reach but saying that Smith with Pritchard and Murphy either side will cause problems so there's an outside chance, although there's still no consistency with results we will need to start winning 2 out of 3.

Cooper saying Murphy will be an assest towards the end of the season.....does that mean he's here for ore than a month? Hope so, despite Monday's not so good performance.
joey butler says... {at 2.44pm today}

Mark Coopers last paragraph above says of Jacob Murphy;

''You don’t just get to play in the Premier League so we’ve done well, Lee has done well to be able to get him to our football club and he’ll be a big addition for us and an asset towards the end of the season.”

Yet Adver report of 7th Feb says Murphy is on a youth loan until March 8th, anyone know if a youth loan is extendable please?''

Wilesy,

You and I are asking exactly the same question here I think? It would be great to keep Murphy to the end of the season, would it not?
[quote][p][bold]Wilesy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hampshire_ReD[/bold] wrote: I have to agree Cooper's smugness really does him or his team no favours - particularly given some of the mistakes he's made - as a rookie manager. Unfortunately I think Monday was the last chance for a high-point in the season, (as I really can't see us making the play-offs). At this point in the season, the best teams should be putting runs together (with a well established first 11), as they push for the top 6. Town have won 4 out of the last 11 games.. certainly not good enough for the play-offs - but bizarrely the teams below us are really no better, hence I think we'll finish in 10th - 12th place. Additionally - now that Ranger is out of the picture until the end of the season (at the earliest) - we'll see just how good Cooper is at getting the most out of his players. If he had parked the smugness & the ego, retained Storey on the bench, we might have had a chance. Shoulda-Woulda-Could a. 4-5-1 boring football now, to follow.[/p][/quote]Its not just the teams below us but the 3 above us we are also chasing! . If it was simply we are not consistant enough to make the POs surely they would be over already as the top 7 would have pulled away! . Rotherham are the strange one as they have started to put a bit of a run together and on paper seem to have secured 5th spot being 9 clear - though is this due to their recent run of games (Stevenage, Tranmere, Crawley, Crewe and Shrewsbury are 5 of their last 7) . Will that continue? They still have Preston Away, Walsall Home, Posh Away, Brentford Home, before then going on a mega run of Bradford Home, Wolves Away, Port Vale Home, MK Home and then end the season at us!! . So 9 of their games are against PO rivals! . Plus a few tricky games like Oldham and Sheff U away still to come! . Posh have only won 4 in last 10 and have 5 defeats! . Walsall have become draw specialists with 5 in last 10 and only 3 wins - with the last win being 4 games ago! . MK only 3 wins in last 10, PV only 4 and Bradford won last night for the first time in what 13! . Season is far from over - so no time to play the kids yet - need to keep going and see if we can make it as no one is good enough to secure it from below Preston[/p][/quote]Play the kids lol do you mean rest Ward? Like you without Ranger I think the playoffs are out of reach but saying that Smith with Pritchard and Murphy either side will cause problems so there's an outside chance, although there's still no consistency with results we will need to start winning 2 out of 3. Cooper saying Murphy will be an assest towards the end of the season.....does that mean he's here for ore than a month? Hope so, despite Monday's not so good performance.[/p][/quote]joey butler says... {at 2.44pm today} Mark Coopers last paragraph above says of Jacob Murphy; ''You don’t just get to play in the Premier League so we’ve done well, Lee has done well to be able to get him to our football club and he’ll be a big addition for us and an asset towards the end of the season.” Yet Adver report of 7th Feb says Murphy is on a youth loan until March 8th, anyone know if a youth loan is extendable please?'' Wilesy, You and I are asking exactly the same question here I think? It would be great to keep Murphy to the end of the season, would it not? joey butler
  • Score: -4

10:15pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Oxon-Red says...

Season over ? Last time I looked we had 15 chances to have that happy feeling.

Perhaps we should swap places with City so we have something to play for.

How many of you are looking forward to a trip west and the hope that you have that happy feeling ?

I have felt all season that we wouldn't be in the shake up but there is always that chance. The top 5 are comfortable at the moment but that 6th place is still a possibility. It doesn't hurt to be optimistic instead of pessimistic.

Many writing us off because Ranger is out for the season but in reality he may always have been out for the season, the season after that, the season after that etc. Many also seem to be missing the recent form of Dany NG. I thought he was superb in both Posh matches and seems to have fallen back in love with the game.

Season over ?

Not for me, it ends after we beat Rotherham in May.

COYMR

Then again it just might continue after we beat Rotherham :-)

Be happy :-) Not gloomy :-(

Could we still hear "We are Cooper's Red'n'White Army" echoing round Wemberlee ?
Season over ? Last time I looked we had 15 chances to have that happy feeling. Perhaps we should swap places with City so we have something to play for. How many of you are looking forward to a trip west and the hope that you have that happy feeling ? I have felt all season that we wouldn't be in the shake up but there is always that chance. The top 5 are comfortable at the moment but that 6th place is still a possibility. It doesn't hurt to be optimistic instead of pessimistic. Many writing us off because Ranger is out for the season but in reality he may always have been out for the season, the season after that, the season after that etc. Many also seem to be missing the recent form of Dany NG. I thought he was superb in both Posh matches and seems to have fallen back in love with the game. Season over ? Not for me, it ends after we beat Rotherham in May. COYMR Then again it just might continue after we beat Rotherham :-) Be happy :-) Not gloomy :-( Could we still hear "We are Cooper's Red'n'White Army" echoing round Wemberlee ? Oxon-Red
  • Score: 2

10:27pm Wed 19 Feb 14

port de soller says...

To sack Cooper???
don´t know we are 8th spoy,yet just feel he aint the guy for the job,,soory to loyal fans who feel different,it isjust at times he does not look up for thr job that was handed to him on a platte
still as said we are in a good spot in the tabel
I do wish him well yet for me he aint te guy for the job
To sack Cooper??? don´t know we are 8th spoy,yet just feel he aint the guy for the job,,soory to loyal fans who feel different,it isjust at times he does not look up for thr job that was handed to him on a platte still as said we are in a good spot in the tabel I do wish him well yet for me he aint te guy for the job port de soller
  • Score: -4

11:04pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Oxon-Red says...

port de soller wrote:
To sack Cooper???
don´t know we are 8th spoy,yet just feel he aint the guy for the job,,soory to loyal fans who feel different,it isjust at times he does not look up for thr job that was handed to him on a platte
still as said we are in a good spot in the tabel
I do wish him well yet for me he aint te guy for the job
Port,

Season over ?

Quick question, not to you in particular, but what would the reaction be if (IF) we snuck into 6th place and won at Wemberlee ?

Would people still want a new man in charge ?

Not saying it will happen but maybe they may have to re-arrange the following words:

OF EGGS LOT FACES ON
COMMENTS DONT FORGET SOME

But I doubt they will rearrange the following words:

WRONG WAS I

COYMR

CHICKENS HATCH COUNT DONT YOUR BEFORE THEY


COYMR
[quote][p][bold]port de soller[/bold] wrote: To sack Cooper??? don´t know we are 8th spoy,yet just feel he aint the guy for the job,,soory to loyal fans who feel different,it isjust at times he does not look up for thr job that was handed to him on a platte still as said we are in a good spot in the tabel I do wish him well yet for me he aint te guy for the job[/p][/quote]Port, Season over ? Quick question, not to you in particular, but what would the reaction be if (IF) we snuck into 6th place and won at Wemberlee ? Would people still want a new man in charge ? Not saying it will happen but maybe they may have to re-arrange the following words: OF EGGS LOT FACES ON COMMENTS DONT FORGET SOME But I doubt they will rearrange the following words: WRONG WAS I COYMR CHICKENS HATCH COUNT DONT YOUR BEFORE THEY COYMR Oxon-Red
  • Score: 4

11:09am Thu 20 Feb 14

Swindonfan says...

COYR we love you :) we believe in you and in Coops, we are true fans and are here for you, not only for the good times but for the sad times too, that's what being fan is, stay focussed and together and triumph you surely will
COYR we love you :) we believe in you and in Coops, we are true fans and are here for you, not only for the good times but for the sad times too, that's what being fan is, stay focussed and together and triumph you surely will Swindonfan
  • Score: 0

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