Wes: 'We have no choice but to get over this quickly'

Swindon Advertiser: Wes Foderingham Wes Foderingham

SWINDON Town have “no choice” but to move on from penalty heartbreak in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy if they are to have any chance of reaching the League One play-offs.

That is the opinion of goalkeeper Wes Foderingham, who has stressed the importance of Town’s players getting their minds refocused quickly after being dumped out of the competition by Peterborough United in a dramatic shoot-out.

Though thoughts of what might have been may well be lingering around the Swindon camp, Foderingham recognises that, with so much work to be done to bridge the four-point gap separating Town from the top six places over the course of the final 15 games of the season, the Robins’ players must not stew over events at the County Ground on Monday night for too long.

“We have no choice, we have to get over this quickly because we still have a realistic chance of getting in the play-offs and a big game on Saturday,” he told the Advertiser.

“Hopefully this can spur us on into the play-offs.

“Orient is a good, tough, away game for us against a good side having a good season. We’ve had our difficulties in the past on the road but we seem to be getting better at that now and we need to bounce back.”

Foderingham saved a penalty in the shoot-out loss to Posh but couldn’t guide Town to a Wembley final. However, he believes the Robins were the better side over 180 minutes of the cup tie.

“In all the games we’ve played they’ve all been close and very tough. I felt we were the better side and although they won it on penalties we have to be positive because we were the better side,” he said.

“I thought we were the better side the last time we played too but you don’t always get what you deserve when you are the better side. You have to fight for everything if you want to get the result “We still have a chance of getting in the play-offs and they’re up there too and I’m sure they will stay there. Hopefully we can mount a good run and maybe get in there with them at the end of the season.

“If we play them again we would have to make sure we are prepared and concentrate the whole game because the minute you switch off they will punish you.”

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7:45am Thu 20 Feb 14

mandrossian says...

I'm very worried about the cup hangover as 4pts +a game is a big gap and we cant afford any more slip ups.
I'm very worried about the cup hangover as 4pts +a game is a big gap and we cant afford any more slip ups. mandrossian

8:00am Thu 20 Feb 14

London Red says...

Gap is not that big with 15 games left - especially as so many have to play each other
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I pointed out yesterday 9 of Rotherham's 16 are against the other top half teams - so points will be dropped!
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We have them last so we just need to be 3 points behind and on equal goal difference to over take them
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That's closing 6 points - only 2 defeats or 3 draws
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Haven't looked but am certain Posh and Walsall like us will be in a similar position - going to be tough - but is still to play for - so like Wes said lets go for it and see
Gap is not that big with 15 games left - especially as so many have to play each other . I pointed out yesterday 9 of Rotherham's 16 are against the other top half teams - so points will be dropped! . We have them last so we just need to be 3 points behind and on equal goal difference to over take them . That's closing 6 points - only 2 defeats or 3 draws . Haven't looked but am certain Posh and Walsall like us will be in a similar position - going to be tough - but is still to play for - so like Wes said lets go for it and see London Red

8:15am Thu 20 Feb 14

mandrossian says...

You can run all the different scenarios but it's a big gap when we have been unable to put together a run of results all season.
if we lose at orient and Rotherham and pboro both win it's not looking too clever, and players may start thinking about what might have been, and how they have blown the season, everything is going against them etc.
You can run all the different scenarios but it's a big gap when we have been unable to put together a run of results all season. if we lose at orient and Rotherham and pboro both win it's not looking too clever, and players may start thinking about what might have been, and how they have blown the season, everything is going against them etc. mandrossian

8:27am Thu 20 Feb 14

London Red says...

Then 2 games later against Crewe and Crawley it could look totally different!
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Until it is mathematically impossible they must believe as should fans
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Season will be decided late April or 3 May - not 22nd Feb
Then 2 games later against Crewe and Crawley it could look totally different! . Until it is mathematically impossible they must believe as should fans . Season will be decided late April or 3 May - not 22nd Feb London Red

10:19am Thu 20 Feb 14

burley01rs says...

We dropped the last 5 points at home. What a difference that would make.
We dropped the last 5 points at home. What a difference that would make. burley01rs

12:31pm Thu 20 Feb 14

London Red says...

Which you could say was off-set by 4 from 6 away - which is unheard of by us this season!
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We are not the only ones to drop points at home this year
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Obviously 5 more points would be better - but it hasn't ended our season
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Had we drew at PV and beaten Colchester mood would be better but points the same!
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4 from 2 is the target and that is what we have got - from last 2 - just in reverse
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If we can follow that up wth 7 from the next 3 we will be doing very well - but even if Orient is too much 6 is achievable from Crawley and Crewe and is still on target over that run of games!
Which you could say was off-set by 4 from 6 away - which is unheard of by us this season! . We are not the only ones to drop points at home this year . Obviously 5 more points would be better - but it hasn't ended our season . Had we drew at PV and beaten Colchester mood would be better but points the same! . 4 from 2 is the target and that is what we have got - from last 2 - just in reverse . If we can follow that up wth 7 from the next 3 we will be doing very well - but even if Orient is too much 6 is achievable from Crawley and Crewe and is still on target over that run of games! London Red

1:37pm Thu 20 Feb 14

RamsburyRed says...

I shall probably regret saying this, but funnily enough I fancy us at Orient, who have wobbled of late.
I shall probably regret saying this, but funnily enough I fancy us at Orient, who have wobbled of late. RamsburyRed

2:59pm Thu 20 Feb 14

lifelong red says...

London Red wrote:
Which you could say was off-set by 4 from 6 away - which is unheard of by us this season!
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We are not the only ones to drop points at home this year
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Obviously 5 more points would be better - but it hasn't ended our season
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Had we drew at PV and beaten Colchester mood would be better but points the same!
.
4 from 2 is the target and that is what we have got - from last 2 - just in reverse
.
If we can follow that up wth 7 from the next 3 we will be doing very well - but even if Orient is too much 6 is achievable from Crawley and Crewe and is still on target over that run of games!
Best not to get to far ahead of ourselves here - lets focus on each game as it comes ,starting with orient on sat - then perhaps see where we are come easter.
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Which you could say was off-set by 4 from 6 away - which is unheard of by us this season! . We are not the only ones to drop points at home this year . Obviously 5 more points would be better - but it hasn't ended our season . Had we drew at PV and beaten Colchester mood would be better but points the same! . 4 from 2 is the target and that is what we have got - from last 2 - just in reverse . If we can follow that up wth 7 from the next 3 we will be doing very well - but even if Orient is too much 6 is achievable from Crawley and Crewe and is still on target over that run of games![/p][/quote]Best not to get to far ahead of ourselves here - lets focus on each game as it comes ,starting with orient on sat - then perhaps see where we are come easter. lifelong red

3:54pm Thu 20 Feb 14

London Red says...

lifelong red wrote:
London Red wrote: Which you could say was off-set by 4 from 6 away - which is unheard of by us this season! . We are not the only ones to drop points at home this year . Obviously 5 more points would be better - but it hasn't ended our season . Had we drew at PV and beaten Colchester mood would be better but points the same! . 4 from 2 is the target and that is what we have got - from last 2 - just in reverse . If we can follow that up wth 7 from the next 3 we will be doing very well - but even if Orient is too much 6 is achievable from Crawley and Crewe and is still on target over that run of games!
Best not to get to far ahead of ourselves here - lets focus on each game as it comes ,starting with orient on sat - then perhaps see where we are come easter.
Thats not that far ahead - its only looking to 1 March!
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Agreed with short term steps and goals - but they can be a bit more than one game
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X form the next Y is often looked at by managers
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For me 6 out of next 9 would be good - anything above that is excellent as it would mean something from Orient - I would take another 0-0!
[quote][p][bold]lifelong red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Which you could say was off-set by 4 from 6 away - which is unheard of by us this season! . We are not the only ones to drop points at home this year . Obviously 5 more points would be better - but it hasn't ended our season . Had we drew at PV and beaten Colchester mood would be better but points the same! . 4 from 2 is the target and that is what we have got - from last 2 - just in reverse . If we can follow that up wth 7 from the next 3 we will be doing very well - but even if Orient is too much 6 is achievable from Crawley and Crewe and is still on target over that run of games![/p][/quote]Best not to get to far ahead of ourselves here - lets focus on each game as it comes ,starting with orient on sat - then perhaps see where we are come easter.[/p][/quote]Thats not that far ahead - its only looking to 1 March! . Agreed with short term steps and goals - but they can be a bit more than one game . X form the next Y is often looked at by managers . For me 6 out of next 9 would be good - anything above that is excellent as it would mean something from Orient - I would take another 0-0! London Red

5:39pm Thu 20 Feb 14

lifelong red says...

London Red wrote:
lifelong red wrote:
London Red wrote: Which you could say was off-set by 4 from 6 away - which is unheard of by us this season! . We are not the only ones to drop points at home this year . Obviously 5 more points would be better - but it hasn't ended our season . Had we drew at PV and beaten Colchester mood would be better but points the same! . 4 from 2 is the target and that is what we have got - from last 2 - just in reverse . If we can follow that up wth 7 from the next 3 we will be doing very well - but even if Orient is too much 6 is achievable from Crawley and Crewe and is still on target over that run of games!
Best not to get to far ahead of ourselves here - lets focus on each game as it comes ,starting with orient on sat - then perhaps see where we are come easter.
Thats not that far ahead - its only looking to 1 March!
.
Agreed with short term steps and goals - but they can be a bit more than one game
.
X form the next Y is often looked at by managers
.
For me 6 out of next 9 would be good - anything above that is excellent as it would mean something from Orient - I would take another 0-0!
OK fair enough if that's the way you want to look at it- bit difficult now though what with pritch out for 2 weeks ,Louis missing for sat and dany touch and go.
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lifelong red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Which you could say was off-set by 4 from 6 away - which is unheard of by us this season! . We are not the only ones to drop points at home this year . Obviously 5 more points would be better - but it hasn't ended our season . Had we drew at PV and beaten Colchester mood would be better but points the same! . 4 from 2 is the target and that is what we have got - from last 2 - just in reverse . If we can follow that up wth 7 from the next 3 we will be doing very well - but even if Orient is too much 6 is achievable from Crawley and Crewe and is still on target over that run of games![/p][/quote]Best not to get to far ahead of ourselves here - lets focus on each game as it comes ,starting with orient on sat - then perhaps see where we are come easter.[/p][/quote]Thats not that far ahead - its only looking to 1 March! . Agreed with short term steps and goals - but they can be a bit more than one game . X form the next Y is often looked at by managers . For me 6 out of next 9 would be good - anything above that is excellent as it would mean something from Orient - I would take another 0-0![/p][/quote]OK fair enough if that's the way you want to look at it- bit difficult now though what with pritch out for 2 weeks ,Louis missing for sat and dany touch and go. lifelong red

7:47pm Thu 20 Feb 14

TheDukeOfBanbury says...

London Red wrote:
Gap is not that big with 15 games left - especially as so many have to play each other
.
I pointed out yesterday 9 of Rotherham's 16 are against the other top half teams - so points will be dropped!
.
We have them last so we just need to be 3 points behind and on equal goal difference to over take them
.
That's closing 6 points - only 2 defeats or 3 draws
.
Haven't looked but am certain Posh and Walsall like us will be in a similar position - going to be tough - but is still to play for - so like Wes said lets go for it and see
If you think this team is good enough for the play offs them you obviously have not watched them enough.
Mid table would not be a disaster after the big budget cuts this season.

We are exposed wide and can't compete in physical mid field battles that get exposed away from home.

Sadly there are better teams than us.
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Gap is not that big with 15 games left - especially as so many have to play each other . I pointed out yesterday 9 of Rotherham's 16 are against the other top half teams - so points will be dropped! . We have them last so we just need to be 3 points behind and on equal goal difference to over take them . That's closing 6 points - only 2 defeats or 3 draws . Haven't looked but am certain Posh and Walsall like us will be in a similar position - going to be tough - but is still to play for - so like Wes said lets go for it and see[/p][/quote]If you think this team is good enough for the play offs them you obviously have not watched them enough. Mid table would not be a disaster after the big budget cuts this season. We are exposed wide and can't compete in physical mid field battles that get exposed away from home. Sadly there are better teams than us. TheDukeOfBanbury

9:52pm Thu 20 Feb 14

London Red says...

Duke II have only seen 4 who are clearly better - so that leaves 2 spots and therefore it is more of a case that we are no worse than our main rivals!
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Rotherham 4-0
Port Vale 5-2 and 3-2
Posh 0-1 2-1 2-2 1-1
Walsall ok 1-3 but then 0-0 away
MK 1-1
Bradford 0-0
Coventry 2-1
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No one really standing out as being better
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No one is showing form enough to secure the PO spots below Preston
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Granted got a bit tougher today - but while the league continues to be lots of average sides showing no consistency why can't we do it?
Duke II have only seen 4 who are clearly better - so that leaves 2 spots and therefore it is more of a case that we are no worse than our main rivals! . Rotherham 4-0 Port Vale 5-2 and 3-2 Posh 0-1 2-1 2-2 1-1 Walsall ok 1-3 but then 0-0 away MK 1-1 Bradford 0-0 Coventry 2-1 . No one really standing out as being better . No one is showing form enough to secure the PO spots below Preston . Granted got a bit tougher today - but while the league continues to be lots of average sides showing no consistency why can't we do it? London Red

8:04pm Fri 21 Feb 14

TheDukeOfBanbury says...

London Red wrote:
Duke II have only seen 4 who are clearly better - so that leaves 2 spots and therefore it is more of a case that we are no worse than our main rivals!
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Rotherham 4-0
Port Vale 5-2 and 3-2
Posh 0-1 2-1 2-2 1-1
Walsall ok 1-3 but then 0-0 away
MK 1-1
Bradford 0-0
Coventry 2-1
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No one really standing out as being better
.
No one is showing form enough to secure the PO spots below Preston
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Granted got a bit tougher today - but while the league continues to be lots of average sides showing no consistency why can't we do it?
Then add in the away games at Stevenage, Gillingham, Oldham and more where you should be bringing home a few points here and there and you have the problem.
We simply get bullied.
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Duke II have only seen 4 who are clearly better - so that leaves 2 spots and therefore it is more of a case that we are no worse than our main rivals! . Rotherham 4-0 Port Vale 5-2 and 3-2 Posh 0-1 2-1 2-2 1-1 Walsall ok 1-3 but then 0-0 away MK 1-1 Bradford 0-0 Coventry 2-1 . No one really standing out as being better . No one is showing form enough to secure the PO spots below Preston . Granted got a bit tougher today - but while the league continues to be lots of average sides showing no consistency why can't we do it?[/p][/quote]Then add in the away games at Stevenage, Gillingham, Oldham and more where you should be bringing home a few points here and there and you have the problem. We simply get bullied. TheDukeOfBanbury

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