It’s jokes all round for Luongo and Tijane at training

Masssimo Luongo has bounced back from is penalty miss

Masssimo Luongo has bounced back from is penalty miss

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SWINDON Town’s players seemed in “good spirits” when they returned to training yesterday despite the nature of their defeat to Peterborough United, according to manager Mark Cooper.

The Robins boss gave his squad two days to rest, recuperate and collect their thoughts after they were dumped out of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy on Monday night before gathering in the mud at Liddington on Thursday morning to prepare for the weekend trip to Leyton Orient in League One.

Cooper was pleased to see the players focused on the job at hand tomorrow and said the mental after-effects of the penalty shoot-out loss don’t appear to be lasting.

“They seemed okay. Obviously there were the usual jokes with Massimo (Luongo) and Tijane (Reis) when we were doing a bit of shooting practice. We had to have some nets put behind the goal for Mass and Tijane,” he said, referring to the penalties missed by the two players on Monday.

“That’s football. You have to get on with it. We should have won the game and we should have gone through. I keep seeing the penalty decision and it’s a remarkable decision that we don’t get a penalty and they don’t go down to 10 men.

“On fine details like that games and careers can change but we have to deal with that. The players were in good spirits this morning and we’re thoroughly looking forward to going to Brisbane Road on Saturday.”

Cooper stressed that Luongo and Reis have been well supported by their teammates in the days after defeat to Posh.

“It can be a place where they’re welcomed into the group and the other boys will take the mick but they’ll be getting round them, making sure okay and making sure they’re ready for Saturday,” he said.

“We have to try to use the disappointment as a tool to spur us on to bigger and better things - whether it’s this year or next year we have to use that and look back on the disappointment and make sure we don’t feel that again.”

And as for the Swindon manager himself? Cooper admitted that it took time for him to accept the nature of his club’s JPT exit but he made sure not to ponder over it too long.

“It took me a couple of days but I can’t be seen as the one moping about, I have to be there to pick the players and the staff up,” he said. “I’ve tried to do that, I’ve tried to be bright and breezy, be at the forefront, carry the flag and make sure the players know I’m happy with their effort the other night and we’re good to go on Saturday.”

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5:41am Fri 21 Feb 14

smirg kcab says...

We all had a laugh walking home Monday paying £15.
Glad it's all happy
We all had a laugh walking home Monday paying £15. Glad it's all happy smirg kcab
  • Score: -25

8:15am Fri 21 Feb 14

Benzel says...

smirg kcab wrote:
We all had a laugh walking home Monday paying £15.
Glad it's all happy
Have a day off.
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: We all had a laugh walking home Monday paying £15. Glad it's all happy[/p][/quote]Have a day off. Benzel
  • Score: 20

8:32am Fri 21 Feb 14

Billy hunt 65 says...

Reis.... One of the worst penalties I have ever seen apart from loungo
I bet he wishes he chose Benfica over us now :))
Reis.... One of the worst penalties I have ever seen apart from loungo I bet he wishes he chose Benfica over us now :)) Billy hunt 65
  • Score: 2

11:02am Fri 21 Feb 14

harley red says...

Well PDC would have done it a bit different but then again we would probably have won . Joking about missing what prats I laughed at wasting £15 if I thought it was a joke to them I would not have bothered . PDC would not put up with that attitude very poor 2 days off after screwing up big time a joke . The orient will laughing at playing unfit players .
Well PDC would have done it a bit different but then again we would probably have won . Joking about missing what prats I laughed at wasting £15 if I thought it was a joke to them I would not have bothered . PDC would not put up with that attitude very poor 2 days off after screwing up big time a joke . The orient will laughing at playing unfit players . harley red
  • Score: -14

2:28pm Fri 21 Feb 14

ellory says...

harley red wrote:
Well PDC would have done it a bit different but then again we would probably have won . Joking about missing what prats I laughed at wasting £15 if I thought it was a joke to them I would not have bothered . PDC would not put up with that attitude very poor 2 days off after screwing up big time a joke . The orient will laughing at playing unfit players .
Here here. I for one think if we want to beat Orient we need a squad of depressed and beaten down players who feel utterly ashamed of themselves....
[quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: Well PDC would have done it a bit different but then again we would probably have won . Joking about missing what prats I laughed at wasting £15 if I thought it was a joke to them I would not have bothered . PDC would not put up with that attitude very poor 2 days off after screwing up big time a joke . The orient will laughing at playing unfit players .[/p][/quote]Here here. I for one think if we want to beat Orient we need a squad of depressed and beaten down players who feel utterly ashamed of themselves.... ellory
  • Score: 5

2:58pm Fri 21 Feb 14

smirg kcab says...

harley red wrote:
Well PDC would have done it a bit different but then again we would probably have won . Joking about missing what prats I laughed at wasting £15 if I thought it was a joke to them I would not have bothered . PDC would not put up with that attitude very poor 2 days off after screwing up big time a joke . The orient will laughing at playing unfit players .
He also got another 4,000 people to watch us against Barnet
[quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: Well PDC would have done it a bit different but then again we would probably have won . Joking about missing what prats I laughed at wasting £15 if I thought it was a joke to them I would not have bothered . PDC would not put up with that attitude very poor 2 days off after screwing up big time a joke . The orient will laughing at playing unfit players .[/p][/quote]He also got another 4,000 people to watch us against Barnet smirg kcab
  • Score: -5

3:24pm Fri 21 Feb 14

Oxon-Red says...

smirg kcab wrote:
harley red wrote: Well PDC would have done it a bit different but then again we would probably have won . Joking about missing what prats I laughed at wasting £15 if I thought it was a joke to them I would not have bothered . PDC would not put up with that attitude very poor 2 days off after screwing up big time a joke . The orient will laughing at playing unfit players .
He also got another 4,000 people to watch us against Barnet
Bizarre that a British Trait, which you use regualarly, is not okay for others.

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: Well PDC would have done it a bit different but then again we would probably have won . Joking about missing what prats I laughed at wasting £15 if I thought it was a joke to them I would not have bothered . PDC would not put up with that attitude very poor 2 days off after screwing up big time a joke . The orient will laughing at playing unfit players .[/p][/quote]He also got another 4,000 people to watch us against Barnet[/p][/quote]Bizarre that a British Trait, which you use regualarly, is not okay for others. COYMR Oxon-Red
  • Score: 1

4:07pm Fri 21 Feb 14

London Red says...

Its a poxy cup that no one cares about - so why would they be upset?
.
What how can they be in good spirits and getting no with it - surely they should be moping around after losing out on a final!
.
Typical Swindon Fan logic that!
Its a poxy cup that no one cares about - so why would they be upset? . What how can they be in good spirits and getting no with it - surely they should be moping around after losing out on a final! . Typical Swindon Fan logic that! London Red
  • Score: 2

4:14pm Fri 21 Feb 14

old town robin says...

smirg kcab wrote:
We all had a laugh walking home Monday paying £15.
Glad it's all happy
Think this is another Sam wind up, how can any player (regardless of blame) be happy they failed to deliver in a semi-final that would have got us to Wembley.

True to say don't dwell on it, but find it hard to believe either player would be having a laugh when they screwed up. I could say more about dedication and commitment but I won't because I do not believe this article is really about them having a laugh because of failure.
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: We all had a laugh walking home Monday paying £15. Glad it's all happy[/p][/quote]Think this is another Sam wind up, how can any player (regardless of blame) be happy they failed to deliver in a semi-final that would have got us to Wembley. True to say don't dwell on it, but find it hard to believe either player would be having a laugh when they screwed up. I could say more about dedication and commitment but I won't because I do not believe this article is really about them having a laugh because of failure. old town robin
  • Score: 1

4:45pm Fri 21 Feb 14

ellory says...

old town robin wrote:
smirg kcab wrote:
We all had a laugh walking home Monday paying £15.
Glad it's all happy
Think this is another Sam wind up, how can any player (regardless of blame) be happy they failed to deliver in a semi-final that would have got us to Wembley.

True to say don't dwell on it, but find it hard to believe either player would be having a laugh when they screwed up. I could say more about dedication and commitment but I won't because I do not believe this article is really about them having a laugh because of failure.
Once it again it is only the headline itself which is inflammatory (which Sam is not responsible for.) The article itself just suggests that the boys have managed to pick themselves up and look ahead towards the rest of the season, which can only be a good thing. COYR.
[quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: We all had a laugh walking home Monday paying £15. Glad it's all happy[/p][/quote]Think this is another Sam wind up, how can any player (regardless of blame) be happy they failed to deliver in a semi-final that would have got us to Wembley. True to say don't dwell on it, but find it hard to believe either player would be having a laugh when they screwed up. I could say more about dedication and commitment but I won't because I do not believe this article is really about them having a laugh because of failure.[/p][/quote]Once it again it is only the headline itself which is inflammatory (which Sam is not responsible for.) The article itself just suggests that the boys have managed to pick themselves up and look ahead towards the rest of the season, which can only be a good thing. COYR. ellory
  • Score: 2

7:59pm Fri 21 Feb 14

TheDukeOfBanbury says...

Damned if they do and damned if they don't.
Get over it and move on.

See those who are going at Orient tomorrow.
Damned if they do and damned if they don't. Get over it and move on. See those who are going at Orient tomorrow. TheDukeOfBanbury
  • Score: 1

10:54pm Fri 21 Feb 14

lifelong red says...

MESAGE TO TIJANE REIS..... please don't ever again miss a penalty whilst playing for us ........ we'll never hear the end of it .
MESAGE TO TIJANE REIS..... please don't ever again miss a penalty whilst playing for us ........ we'll never hear the end of it . lifelong red
  • Score: 0

11:11pm Fri 21 Feb 14

lifelong red says...

London Red wrote:
Its a poxy cup that no one cares about - so why would they be upset?
.
What how can they be in good spirits and getting no with it - surely they should be moping around after losing out on a final!
.
Typical Swindon Fan logic that!
HERE.....HERE
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Its a poxy cup that no one cares about - so why would they be upset? . What how can they be in good spirits and getting no with it - surely they should be moping around after losing out on a final! . Typical Swindon Fan logic that![/p][/quote]HERE.....HERE lifelong red
  • Score: 0

11:14pm Fri 21 Feb 14

lifelong red says...

lifelong red wrote:
MESAGE TO TIJANE REIS..... please don't ever again miss a penalty whilst playing for us ........ we'll never hear the end of it .
And mass to of course
[quote][p][bold]lifelong red[/bold] wrote: MESAGE TO TIJANE REIS..... please don't ever again miss a penalty whilst playing for us ........ we'll never hear the end of it .[/p][/quote]And mass to of course lifelong red
  • Score: 0

7:45am Sat 22 Feb 14

jayden says...

London Red wrote:
Its a poxy cup that no one cares about - so why would they be upset?
.
What how can they be in good spirits and getting no with it - surely they should be moping around after losing out on a final!
.
Typical Swindon Fan logic that!
Try telling that to my two boys you stupid man.
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Its a poxy cup that no one cares about - so why would they be upset? . What how can they be in good spirits and getting no with it - surely they should be moping around after losing out on a final! . Typical Swindon Fan logic that![/p][/quote]Try telling that to my two boys you stupid man. jayden
  • Score: 0

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