SWINDON TOWN: Cooper urges Belford to challenge Foderingham for the number one spot

Swindon Advertiser: Swindon Town's Tyrell Belford in action against Crawley last night Swindon Town's Tyrell Belford in action against Crawley last night

MARK Cooper has laid down a challenge to Swindon Town’s number two goalkeeper Tyrell Belford, saying the young stopper has the perfect chance to prove he’s “good enough” as he covers for the injured Wes Foderingham over the next fortnight.

Belford made his home league debut last night, as Town drew 1-1 with Crawley at the County Ground, on the same day the news broke that Foderingham is set to spend between two and three weeks on the sidelines as he recovers from a groin problem.

Swindon’s senior keeper has a three-centimetre tear in his groin muscle, discovered by a scan on Monday, giving Belford an extended run in the first team.

The former Liverpool man was subjected to jeers from his own fans yesterday evening as his distribution let him down against Crawley but Cooper has backed Belford to bounce back when Town travel to Crewe on Saturday.

“It’s another chance for another young player to stake a claim and for us to find out whether he’s good enough.

“It’s a chance for him to play three or four games and see where he is,” he said.

“The thing with Ty is he’s very confident. Whatever amount of stick he gets won’t faze him. He’ll still try to play out from the back and work the ball out.

“There’s no question of his character. He’s a strong willed young man and he’ll be fine.”

Cooper was frustrated by the speed at which his side used the ball and his striker’s inability to maintain possession during the draw with Crawley.

He said: “When you’re 1-0 up with 10 or 15 minutes to go and you have a chance to win the game, where your centre-forward is clean through and if he rolls the ball across the six-yard box it’s a tap-in and 10 seconds it’s in the back of our net, it’s very frustrating.

“We did okay until we got to the final third of the pitch and we weren’t good enough tonight.

“If your strikers don’t hold the ball up you struggle to get anything going.

“We had plenty of possession but when it gets to the final third the forwards have to hold it up to it enables the rest of the team to get up.”

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7:12am Wed 26 Feb 14

Since 1950 says...

The lad can only improve! Not sure he'll make a number 1 choice when Frodingham is sold close season. Thought some of the players looked frightened to pass back to him in the end last night.
At least there's no talk of the play offs this morning!
The lad can only improve! Not sure he'll make a number 1 choice when Frodingham is sold close season. Thought some of the players looked frightened to pass back to him in the end last night. At least there's no talk of the play offs this morning! Since 1950

7:31am Wed 26 Feb 14

The Jockster says...

"We did ok until we got to the final third of the pitch, we weren't good enough tonight"

Well Cooperman how many times could you have said that this season? Quit a few I'd hasten to add. Question is "What are you intending to do about it and how do you propose to make any attempt to change it?"

Last night we had a big target man (Smith) playing out wide half the time when he should have been in the middle trying to unsettle their defenders with his presence. Again and not for the first time Cooper's tactical nous - or lack of it must be open to question I reckon!
"We did ok until we got to the final third of the pitch, we weren't good enough tonight" Well Cooperman how many times could you have said that this season? Quit a few I'd hasten to add. Question is "What are you intending to do about it and how do you propose to make any attempt to change it?" Last night we had a big target man (Smith) playing out wide half the time when he should have been in the middle trying to unsettle their defenders with his presence. Again and not for the first time Cooper's tactical nous - or lack of it must be open to question I reckon! The Jockster

7:57am Wed 26 Feb 14

tenerifetaxi says...

Breaking news! Nile Ranger has been found guilty however the judge has shown leniency by sending Ranger to jail for 7 years rather than serving a 6 month sentence at STFC! For the sensitive - only joking!!
Breaking news! Nile Ranger has been found guilty however the judge has shown leniency by sending Ranger to jail for 7 years rather than serving a 6 month sentence at STFC! For the sensitive - only joking!! tenerifetaxi

8:03am Wed 26 Feb 14

the wizard says...

From above,

“We did okay until we got to the final third of the pitch and we weren’t good enough tonight.

“If your strikers don’t hold the ball up you struggle to get anything going.

“We had plenty of possession but when it gets to the final third the forwards have to hold it up to it enables the rest of the team to get up.”

I think this must be written somewhere at CG as so many managers over the last few years have said this almost word for word. As Jock says above, if you have a target man then put him in the middle , not out on the wing.

Message to Cooper, Stretch your imagination and put players in the best possible positions, ie target man in the middle, wingers on the wings and other players in their preferred positions, then you get some confidence and cohesion., oh and side to side, and side and back passing does not build attacks, it invites the other team to come at you and gain possession and put us under pressure. Results and performances are starting to go the same way as they did for Wilson in his last season here. The rot needs to stop.
From above, “We did okay until we got to the final third of the pitch and we weren’t good enough tonight. “If your strikers don’t hold the ball up you struggle to get anything going. “We had plenty of possession but when it gets to the final third the forwards have to hold it up to it enables the rest of the team to get up.” I think this must be written somewhere at CG as so many managers over the last few years have said this almost word for word. As Jock says above, if you have a target man then put him in the middle , not out on the wing. Message to Cooper, Stretch your imagination and put players in the best possible positions, ie target man in the middle, wingers on the wings and other players in their preferred positions, then you get some confidence and cohesion., oh and side to side, and side and back passing does not build attacks, it invites the other team to come at you and gain possession and put us under pressure. Results and performances are starting to go the same way as they did for Wilson in his last season here. The rot needs to stop. the wizard

8:19am Wed 26 Feb 14

The Nomis says...

Surely Cooper has to go???, what with his clueless tactics week in and week out, playing players out of position etc. Another season of having Cooper in charge is unthinkable. Already the gates are down. Past 3 seasons we have averaged around 8,400 at home, this season it is around the 7-7,500 mark. That's 1-1,500 less and next season it will be even lower with Cooper in charge you watch!. Bet any money season tickets sales are gonna be down and the casual pay on the day sales will also be down. What with cutting the wage bill AGAIN which will result in only league2/Non league standard players coming in and kids, I bet next season we will be lucky to average 6,500 at home...wait and see
Surely Cooper has to go???, what with his clueless tactics week in and week out, playing players out of position etc. Another season of having Cooper in charge is unthinkable. Already the gates are down. Past 3 seasons we have averaged around 8,400 at home, this season it is around the 7-7,500 mark. That's 1-1,500 less and next season it will be even lower with Cooper in charge you watch!. Bet any money season tickets sales are gonna be down and the casual pay on the day sales will also be down. What with cutting the wage bill AGAIN which will result in only league2/Non league standard players coming in and kids, I bet next season we will be lucky to average 6,500 at home...wait and see The Nomis

9:10am Wed 26 Feb 14

Swindon1984 says...

The Nomis wrote:
Surely Cooper has to go???, what with his clueless tactics week in and week out, playing players out of position etc. Another season of having Cooper in charge is unthinkable. Already the gates are down. Past 3 seasons we have averaged around 8,400 at home, this season it is around the 7-7,500 mark. That's 1-1,500 less and next season it will be even lower with Cooper in charge you watch!. Bet any money season tickets sales are gonna be down and the casual pay on the day sales will also be down. What with cutting the wage bill AGAIN which will result in only league2/Non league standard players coming in and kids, I bet next season we will be lucky to average 6,500 at home...wait and see
7971 to be precise, putting us eighth in terms of attendance - not sure if that's coincidence in respect of our league position or not. Less than 560 average less than last year when we'd gotten ourselves in the play offs so not a huge drop off considering. Just tells me that regardless of our position, most who want to watch are already watching, and we have minimal increases or decreases from casual fans coming and going.

http://www.football-
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For previous years -

8528 - 2012-2013

8410 - 2011-2012

8457 - 2010/2011

8389 - 2009/2010

Average attendances do seem to have been reasonably consistent up until this season. Then again you can see why, we've had slightly higher in seasons where we've looked like getting promoted whereas this year we'd been largely writen off.

Highest attendances also up and down - 12864 final game of the season under PDC, 11381 against Pompey new years day last season and 11598 against $hitty this season.

Anyway, enough of stats - what we can agree on is regardless of attendances up to now, many are dissatisfied and some appear to be reconsidering attending (I'll go to the same home and away as I always do next year regardless, am not a season ticket holder - can see why some who are would reconsider and maybe not commit to going to all home games).

This isn't great news for the club, but if they want to keep people coming back they need to make a clear statement of intent to infuse some confidence in the fan base.
[quote][p][bold]The Nomis[/bold] wrote: Surely Cooper has to go???, what with his clueless tactics week in and week out, playing players out of position etc. Another season of having Cooper in charge is unthinkable. Already the gates are down. Past 3 seasons we have averaged around 8,400 at home, this season it is around the 7-7,500 mark. That's 1-1,500 less and next season it will be even lower with Cooper in charge you watch!. Bet any money season tickets sales are gonna be down and the casual pay on the day sales will also be down. What with cutting the wage bill AGAIN which will result in only league2/Non league standard players coming in and kids, I bet next season we will be lucky to average 6,500 at home...wait and see[/p][/quote]7971 to be precise, putting us eighth in terms of attendance - not sure if that's coincidence in respect of our league position or not. Less than 560 average less than last year when we'd gotten ourselves in the play offs so not a huge drop off considering. Just tells me that regardless of our position, most who want to watch are already watching, and we have minimal increases or decreases from casual fans coming and going. http://www.football- league.co.uk/page/Di visionalAttendance/0 ,,10794~201325,00.ht ml For previous years - 8528 - 2012-2013 8410 - 2011-2012 8457 - 2010/2011 8389 - 2009/2010 Average attendances do seem to have been reasonably consistent up until this season. Then again you can see why, we've had slightly higher in seasons where we've looked like getting promoted whereas this year we'd been largely writen off. Highest attendances also up and down - 12864 final game of the season under PDC, 11381 against Pompey new years day last season and 11598 against $hitty this season. Anyway, enough of stats - what we can agree on is regardless of attendances up to now, many are dissatisfied and some appear to be reconsidering attending (I'll go to the same home and away as I always do next year regardless, am not a season ticket holder - can see why some who are would reconsider and maybe not commit to going to all home games). This isn't great news for the club, but if they want to keep people coming back they need to make a clear statement of intent to infuse some confidence in the fan base. Swindon1984

9:12am Wed 26 Feb 14

bearwoodred says...

The Nomis wrote:
Surely Cooper has to go???, what with his clueless tactics week in and week out, playing players out of position etc. Another season of having Cooper in charge is unthinkable. Already the gates are down. Past 3 seasons we have averaged around 8,400 at home, this season it is around the 7-7,500 mark. That's 1-1,500 less and next season it will be even lower with Cooper in charge you watch!. Bet any money season tickets sales are gonna be down and the casual pay on the day sales will also be down. What with cutting the wage bill AGAIN which will result in only league2/Non league standard players coming in and kids, I bet next season we will be lucky to average 6,500 at home...wait and see
If Walsall, MK Dons or Port Vale sacked their manager I guarentee you would be saying "that's a bit harsh when they are 7,9 or 10th on a limited budget" why is 8th any difference.

Or when Saints sacked Adkins - harsh! Did okay with the new guy for a while now pretty much back to the same position as with Adkins! West Brom fans already disgruntled with their new manager, same as Cardiff, should QPR sack the tax dodger coz his strikers cannot score?

People are answering their own questions on here, maybe Smith was put out wide as everyone is pointing out his hold up play is poor. So as a manager makes sense to try him in another way!

Be patient, support your club and see where it goes!

Who was jeering a young keeper - shame on you.
[quote][p][bold]The Nomis[/bold] wrote: Surely Cooper has to go???, what with his clueless tactics week in and week out, playing players out of position etc. Another season of having Cooper in charge is unthinkable. Already the gates are down. Past 3 seasons we have averaged around 8,400 at home, this season it is around the 7-7,500 mark. That's 1-1,500 less and next season it will be even lower with Cooper in charge you watch!. Bet any money season tickets sales are gonna be down and the casual pay on the day sales will also be down. What with cutting the wage bill AGAIN which will result in only league2/Non league standard players coming in and kids, I bet next season we will be lucky to average 6,500 at home...wait and see[/p][/quote]If Walsall, MK Dons or Port Vale sacked their manager I guarentee you would be saying "that's a bit harsh when they are 7,9 or 10th on a limited budget" why is 8th any difference. Or when Saints sacked Adkins - harsh! Did okay with the new guy for a while now pretty much back to the same position as with Adkins! West Brom fans already disgruntled with their new manager, same as Cardiff, should QPR sack the tax dodger coz his strikers cannot score? People are answering their own questions on here, maybe Smith was put out wide as everyone is pointing out his hold up play is poor. So as a manager makes sense to try him in another way! Be patient, support your club and see where it goes! Who was jeering a young keeper - shame on you. bearwoodred

9:17am Wed 26 Feb 14

Vintage Trouble says...

What we should have done is defended the 1-0 lead. Got caught out going for the second and they scored.
What we should have done is defended the 1-0 lead. Got caught out going for the second and they scored. Vintage Trouble

9:54am Wed 26 Feb 14

EastleazeRed says...

tenerifetaxi wrote:
Breaking news! Nile Ranger has been found guilty however the judge has shown leniency by sending Ranger to jail for 7 years rather than serving a 6 month sentence at STFC! For the sensitive - only joking!!
Front page news in the current bun , calling him "nile the ripper" well done Jed ! Good publicity for a so called family club ?
[quote][p][bold]tenerifetaxi[/bold] wrote: Breaking news! Nile Ranger has been found guilty however the judge has shown leniency by sending Ranger to jail for 7 years rather than serving a 6 month sentence at STFC! For the sensitive - only joking!![/p][/quote]Front page news in the current bun , calling him "nile the ripper" well done Jed ! Good publicity for a so called family club ? EastleazeRed

9:58am Wed 26 Feb 14

the wizard says...

The thing is, and it is encouraging given the circumstances of the last 18 months, people really do want and have wanted Cooped, very much the under dog, to succeed against all the odds stacked against him.

I just wish he could sort things out, but his interview style does little for his cause, and add to that the sparkle this side had for quite a while has gone. That is what needs redressing. What should have been the most difficult part of the season, getting started and established went well. Now we should be consolidating and pushing, and while everybody else is trying to do that and pick up those extra points from draws into wins, we seem to be going the other way. Last night should have been a home win, possibly ground out with ten men back behind the ball to ensure we didn't slip up, instead we were dire and asleep. We are missing that bit of magic, the sort that Hollands made happen while he was here at his best.
The thing is, and it is encouraging given the circumstances of the last 18 months, people really do want and have wanted Cooped, very much the under dog, to succeed against all the odds stacked against him. I just wish he could sort things out, but his interview style does little for his cause, and add to that the sparkle this side had for quite a while has gone. That is what needs redressing. What should have been the most difficult part of the season, getting started and established went well. Now we should be consolidating and pushing, and while everybody else is trying to do that and pick up those extra points from draws into wins, we seem to be going the other way. Last night should have been a home win, possibly ground out with ten men back behind the ball to ensure we didn't slip up, instead we were dire and asleep. We are missing that bit of magic, the sort that Hollands made happen while he was here at his best. the wizard

10:13am Wed 26 Feb 14

fraser digby's washbag says...

I think it's a bit harsh criticising cooper on last night's showing. January and February were always going to be tricky months with sticky pitches, a young team running on empty or injured. I still think the foundations are there for a bright and sustainable future. Don't get me wrong, last night was dull and I much prefer high energy football (which I believe we saw for an hour against Peterborough), but it was another game with 5 changes and another formation. Take Nile ranger and Alex Pritchard out of this team and we become ordinary. I do think the Louis Thompson, kasim and luongo 3 man central midfield looked promising last week. Ryan Harley also had a decen game last night.
Keep the core of this team and add the right 5 players plus a couple on loan in the summer, there's no reason we can't challenge next season
I think it's a bit harsh criticising cooper on last night's showing. January and February were always going to be tricky months with sticky pitches, a young team running on empty or injured. I still think the foundations are there for a bright and sustainable future. Don't get me wrong, last night was dull and I much prefer high energy football (which I believe we saw for an hour against Peterborough), but it was another game with 5 changes and another formation. Take Nile ranger and Alex Pritchard out of this team and we become ordinary. I do think the Louis Thompson, kasim and luongo 3 man central midfield looked promising last week. Ryan Harley also had a decen game last night. Keep the core of this team and add the right 5 players plus a couple on loan in the summer, there's no reason we can't challenge next season fraser digby's washbag

10:18am Wed 26 Feb 14

wiki27 says...

Referencing the article. Bedwell did look very nervy on the ball. Foderingham, whilst a better keeper (IMHO) also seems to have lost a bit of confidence resulting in similar nervy displays. The common denominator? The goalkeeping coach - aka Digby. When the Italian goalie coach was here, (can't remember his name) you could actually see Fodders improving month by month. Post Italian, Fodders has been going backwards. Digby was a great servant for the club, but as for a coach, jury is defo out. He must be cheap!!
Referencing the article. Bedwell did look very nervy on the ball. Foderingham, whilst a better keeper (IMHO) also seems to have lost a bit of confidence resulting in similar nervy displays. The common denominator? The goalkeeping coach - aka Digby. When the Italian goalie coach was here, (can't remember his name) you could actually see Fodders improving month by month. Post Italian, Fodders has been going backwards. Digby was a great servant for the club, but as for a coach, jury is defo out. He must be cheap!! wiki27

10:44am Wed 26 Feb 14

mike1990 says...

Without the big three Ranger,Pritchard and Mason we are relegation batters and we will lose all three for next season. Power needs to start building now for next season or I feel we could go down, who he brings in is vital to keep the fans coming,because a lot of fans have told me their not renewing their season tickets,lower mid-table beckons this season so to keep the fans happy Power needs to up his game and get some decent players signed up,or I fear for our beloved club.
Without the big three Ranger,Pritchard and Mason we are relegation batters and we will lose all three for next season. Power needs to start building now for next season or I feel we could go down, who he brings in is vital to keep the fans coming,because a lot of fans have told me their not renewing their season tickets,lower mid-table beckons this season so to keep the fans happy Power needs to up his game and get some decent players signed up,or I fear for our beloved club. mike1990

10:58am Wed 26 Feb 14

swwindon61uk says...

Since 1950 wrote:
The lad can only improve! Not sure he'll make a number 1 choice when Frodingham is sold close season. Thought some of the players looked frightened to pass back to him in the end last night.
At least there's no talk of the play offs this morning!
Or maybe they were frightened to pass back because they might get booed again by their own fans?
From what i have seen Belford looks a very competent goalkeeper and if Wes goes i personally would not have a problem with him being our number one.
I suspect the boo boys were Wes's fan club, i work with one of them and no matter what Wes can do no wrong and straight away he was on a downer with Belford before he even played!
[quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: The lad can only improve! Not sure he'll make a number 1 choice when Frodingham is sold close season. Thought some of the players looked frightened to pass back to him in the end last night. At least there's no talk of the play offs this morning![/p][/quote]Or maybe they were frightened to pass back because they might get booed again by their own fans? From what i have seen Belford looks a very competent goalkeeper and if Wes goes i personally would not have a problem with him being our number one. I suspect the boo boys were Wes's fan club, i work with one of them and no matter what Wes can do no wrong and straight away he was on a downer with Belford before he even played! swwindon61uk

11:00am Wed 26 Feb 14

swwindon61uk says...

And to those booing Belford, disgraceful and to be quite honest i'd rather you save your money and not turn up.
And to those booing Belford, disgraceful and to be quite honest i'd rather you save your money and not turn up. swwindon61uk

11:03am Wed 26 Feb 14

Vintage Trouble says...

mike1990 wrote:
Without the big three Ranger,Pritchard and Mason we are relegation batters and we will lose all three for next season. Power needs to start building now for next season or I feel we could go down, who he brings in is vital to keep the fans coming,because a lot of fans have told me their not renewing their season tickets,lower mid-table beckons this season so to keep the fans happy Power needs to up his game and get some decent players signed up,or I fear for our beloved club.
Every pre-season we hear of fans claiming they're not renewing their season tickets for some reason or another. I'm amazed we have any season ticket holders left!
[quote][p][bold]mike1990[/bold] wrote: Without the big three Ranger,Pritchard and Mason we are relegation batters and we will lose all three for next season. Power needs to start building now for next season or I feel we could go down, who he brings in is vital to keep the fans coming,because a lot of fans have told me their not renewing their season tickets,lower mid-table beckons this season so to keep the fans happy Power needs to up his game and get some decent players signed up,or I fear for our beloved club.[/p][/quote]Every pre-season we hear of fans claiming they're not renewing their season tickets for some reason or another. I'm amazed we have any season ticket holders left! Vintage Trouble

11:07am Wed 26 Feb 14

swwindon61uk says...

Vintage Trouble wrote:
mike1990 wrote:
Without the big three Ranger,Pritchard and Mason we are relegation batters and we will lose all three for next season. Power needs to start building now for next season or I feel we could go down, who he brings in is vital to keep the fans coming,because a lot of fans have told me their not renewing their season tickets,lower mid-table beckons this season so to keep the fans happy Power needs to up his game and get some decent players signed up,or I fear for our beloved club.
Every pre-season we hear of fans claiming they're not renewing their season tickets for some reason or another. I'm amazed we have any season ticket holders left!
Lol isn't that a fact, i am sure the vast majority,including.m
yself will re-new and enjoy our football at £16 a game.
It was amazing how many people were asking me if i could get an extra ticket for the Chelsea game!
[quote][p][bold]Vintage Trouble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mike1990[/bold] wrote: Without the big three Ranger,Pritchard and Mason we are relegation batters and we will lose all three for next season. Power needs to start building now for next season or I feel we could go down, who he brings in is vital to keep the fans coming,because a lot of fans have told me their not renewing their season tickets,lower mid-table beckons this season so to keep the fans happy Power needs to up his game and get some decent players signed up,or I fear for our beloved club.[/p][/quote]Every pre-season we hear of fans claiming they're not renewing their season tickets for some reason or another. I'm amazed we have any season ticket holders left![/p][/quote]Lol isn't that a fact, i am sure the vast majority,including.m yself will re-new and enjoy our football at £16 a game. It was amazing how many people were asking me if i could get an extra ticket for the Chelsea game! swwindon61uk

11:18am Wed 26 Feb 14

swwindon61uk says...

Vintage Trouble wrote:
What we should have done is defended the 1-0 lead. Got caught out going for the second and they scored.
Yep and when we do that he gets criticized for doing that also!
LOL talk about a no win situation.
[quote][p][bold]Vintage Trouble[/bold] wrote: What we should have done is defended the 1-0 lead. Got caught out going for the second and they scored.[/p][/quote]Yep and when we do that he gets criticized for doing that also! LOL talk about a no win situation. swwindon61uk

11:18am Wed 26 Feb 14

hertz says...

I never heard so many people around me question if they will be attending on regular basis if they continue to play like that and these are not casuals these are loyal season ticket holders and have been for years .On a bright t note Byrne looked on fire last night (thankfully) Danny should have converted at least 1 of the 3 golden opportunities or passed to Murphy for tap in , but hey hindsight is a wonderful thing .As for the gates now that Mr Power thinks concession should start at 65 anyone over 60 enjoying concession prices best enjoy next season while you an because it will go to age 65 after that , theres another 1k he just lost off the gate . COYR
I never heard so many people around me question if they will be attending on regular basis if they continue to play like that and these are not casuals these are loyal season ticket holders and have been for years .On a bright t note Byrne looked on fire last night (thankfully) Danny should have converted at least 1 of the 3 golden opportunities or passed to Murphy for tap in , but hey hindsight is a wonderful thing .As for the gates now that Mr Power thinks concession should start at 65 anyone over 60 enjoying concession prices best enjoy next season while you an because it will go to age 65 after that , theres another 1k he just lost off the gate . COYR hertz

11:41am Wed 26 Feb 14

Robinonfire says...

Cooper run out of ideas........Power needs to replace Cooper ASAP.
Cooper run out of ideas........Power needs to replace Cooper ASAP. Robinonfire

11:42am Wed 26 Feb 14

swwindon61uk says...

Robinonfire wrote:
Cooper run out of ideas........Power needs to replace Cooper ASAP.
Who with?
Please give us your wisdom who our next manager should be.
[quote][p][bold]Robinonfire[/bold] wrote: Cooper run out of ideas........Power needs to replace Cooper ASAP.[/p][/quote]Who with? Please give us your wisdom who our next manager should be. swwindon61uk

12:24pm Wed 26 Feb 14

mike1990 says...

swwindon61uk wrote:
Robinonfire wrote:
Cooper run out of ideas........Power needs to replace Cooper ASAP.
Who with?
Please give us your wisdom who our next manager should be.
How about Malky Mackay? or Tim Sherwood when Spurs sack him?????lol.
[quote][p][bold]swwindon61uk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Robinonfire[/bold] wrote: Cooper run out of ideas........Power needs to replace Cooper ASAP.[/p][/quote]Who with? Please give us your wisdom who our next manager should be.[/p][/quote]How about Malky Mackay? or Tim Sherwood when Spurs sack him?????lol. mike1990

12:32pm Wed 26 Feb 14

swwindon61uk says...

mike1990 wrote:
swwindon61uk wrote:
Robinonfire wrote:
Cooper run out of ideas........Power needs to replace Cooper ASAP.
Who with?
Please give us your wisdom who our next manager should be.
How about Malky Mackay? or Tim Sherwood when Spurs sack him?????lol.
Very good....LOL
My personal roll of the dice if we did decide to change manager would be with Luc Nijholt,not sure how he would cope with current restraints though.
[quote][p][bold]mike1990[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]swwindon61uk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Robinonfire[/bold] wrote: Cooper run out of ideas........Power needs to replace Cooper ASAP.[/p][/quote]Who with? Please give us your wisdom who our next manager should be.[/p][/quote]How about Malky Mackay? or Tim Sherwood when Spurs sack him?????lol.[/p][/quote]Very good....LOL My personal roll of the dice if we did decide to change manager would be with Luc Nijholt,not sure how he would cope with current restraints though. swwindon61uk

1:06pm Wed 26 Feb 14

the wizard says...

mike1990 wrote:
swwindon61uk wrote:
Robinonfire wrote:
Cooper run out of ideas........Power needs to replace Cooper ASAP.
Who with?
Please give us your wisdom who our next manager should be.
How about Malky Mackay? or Tim Sherwood when Spurs sack him?????lol.
I know its all hypothetical but good choices, but could we afford them. Thought Mackay was treated badly given Big Sam had a similar run of results and now the players are all back from injury and suspensions they are going well again at West Ham.
[quote][p][bold]mike1990[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]swwindon61uk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Robinonfire[/bold] wrote: Cooper run out of ideas........Power needs to replace Cooper ASAP.[/p][/quote]Who with? Please give us your wisdom who our next manager should be.[/p][/quote]How about Malky Mackay? or Tim Sherwood when Spurs sack him?????lol.[/p][/quote]I know its all hypothetical but good choices, but could we afford them. Thought Mackay was treated badly given Big Sam had a similar run of results and now the players are all back from injury and suspensions they are going well again at West Ham. the wizard

1:25pm Wed 26 Feb 14

lifelong red says...

All these fans saying their not renewing their S.T.s for next season or just not attending - well , Power in my view seems to have clear and sensible plans for the future of this club , that eventually should bear fruit- but if he gets wind of all this unrest - and he's probably well aware of it anyway- he could quite easily say enough is enough and walk away , then where would that leave us - back to square one. I except the fact that everything in the garden is far from rosy and there are loads of issues yet to be sorted , but hey lets give it a chance and see what the future brings.
All these fans saying their not renewing their S.T.s for next season or just not attending - well , Power in my view seems to have clear and sensible plans for the future of this club , that eventually should bear fruit- but if he gets wind of all this unrest - and he's probably well aware of it anyway- he could quite easily say enough is enough and walk away , then where would that leave us - back to square one. I except the fact that everything in the garden is far from rosy and there are loads of issues yet to be sorted , but hey lets give it a chance and see what the future brings. lifelong red

1:26pm Wed 26 Feb 14

Robinonfire says...

swwindon61uk wrote:
Robinonfire wrote: Cooper run out of ideas........Power needs to replace Cooper ASAP.
Who with? Please give us your wisdom who our next manager should be.
Someone like Malky Mackay or Get Hoddle back.....not a non league manager


Save our season
Sack Cooper
[quote][p][bold]swwindon61uk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Robinonfire[/bold] wrote: Cooper run out of ideas........Power needs to replace Cooper ASAP.[/p][/quote]Who with? Please give us your wisdom who our next manager should be.[/p][/quote]Someone like Malky Mackay or Get Hoddle back.....not a non league manager Save our season Sack Cooper Robinonfire

1:32pm Wed 26 Feb 14

swwindon61uk says...

Robinonfire wrote:
swwindon61uk wrote:
Robinonfire wrote: Cooper run out of ideas........Power needs to replace Cooper ASAP.
Who with? Please give us your wisdom who our next manager should be.
Someone like Malky Mackay or Get Hoddle back.....not a non league manager


Save our season
Sack Cooper
And who would pay them the money they would command?
McKay i believe is still in legal battle with Cardiff at the moment.
[quote][p][bold]Robinonfire[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]swwindon61uk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Robinonfire[/bold] wrote: Cooper run out of ideas........Power needs to replace Cooper ASAP.[/p][/quote]Who with? Please give us your wisdom who our next manager should be.[/p][/quote]Someone like Malky Mackay or Get Hoddle back.....not a non league manager Save our season Sack Cooper[/p][/quote]And who would pay them the money they would command? McKay i believe is still in legal battle with Cardiff at the moment. swwindon61uk

1:49pm Wed 26 Feb 14

London Red says...

Swindon1984 wrote:
The Nomis wrote: Surely Cooper has to go???, what with his clueless tactics week in and week out, playing players out of position etc. Another season of having Cooper in charge is unthinkable. Already the gates are down. Past 3 seasons we have averaged around 8,400 at home, this season it is around the 7-7,500 mark. That's 1-1,500 less and next season it will be even lower with Cooper in charge you watch!. Bet any money season tickets sales are gonna be down and the casual pay on the day sales will also be down. What with cutting the wage bill AGAIN which will result in only league2/Non league standard players coming in and kids, I bet next season we will be lucky to average 6,500 at home...wait and see
7971 to be precise, putting us eighth in terms of attendance - not sure if that's coincidence in respect of our league position or not. Less than 560 average less than last year when we'd gotten ourselves in the play offs so not a huge drop off considering. Just tells me that regardless of our position, most who want to watch are already watching, and we have minimal increases or decreases from casual fans coming and going. http://www.football- league.co.uk/page/Di visionalAttendance/0 ,,10794~201325,00.ht ml For previous years - 8528 - 2012-2013 8410 - 2011-2012 8457 - 2010/2011 8389 - 2009/2010 Average attendances do seem to have been reasonably consistent up until this season. Then again you can see why, we've had slightly higher in seasons where we've looked like getting promoted whereas this year we'd been largely writen off. Highest attendances also up and down - 12864 final game of the season under PDC, 11381 against Pompey new years day last season and 11598 against $hitty this season. Anyway, enough of stats - what we can agree on is regardless of attendances up to now, many are dissatisfied and some appear to be reconsidering attending (I'll go to the same home and away as I always do next year regardless, am not a season ticket holder - can see why some who are would reconsider and maybe not commit to going to all home games). This isn't great news for the club, but if they want to keep people coming back they need to make a clear statement of intent to infuse some confidence in the fan base.
Lets not ignore a mssive thing like most of our biggest gates of the season have NOT YET BEEN PLAYED!
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MK, Wolves, Preston, Sheff U and Brentford are all still to visit - all will bring more than 102 and more home fans will turn up for those games too - so by the end of the season our attendance could easily be back around 8,500
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If those games are all at around 10,000 we will be back at 8,500 come the end of the year - I reckon Wolves, Sheff U and Brentford in particular will be well above that - as they are likely to bring 2,000 away fans - with Bentford going for the title I expect a similar following to the PO game!
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MK and Preston don't expect to be as high - but above the 8,500 mark to contribute to overall average of that amount
[quote][p][bold]Swindon1984[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Nomis[/bold] wrote: Surely Cooper has to go???, what with his clueless tactics week in and week out, playing players out of position etc. Another season of having Cooper in charge is unthinkable. Already the gates are down. Past 3 seasons we have averaged around 8,400 at home, this season it is around the 7-7,500 mark. That's 1-1,500 less and next season it will be even lower with Cooper in charge you watch!. Bet any money season tickets sales are gonna be down and the casual pay on the day sales will also be down. What with cutting the wage bill AGAIN which will result in only league2/Non league standard players coming in and kids, I bet next season we will be lucky to average 6,500 at home...wait and see[/p][/quote]7971 to be precise, putting us eighth in terms of attendance - not sure if that's coincidence in respect of our league position or not. Less than 560 average less than last year when we'd gotten ourselves in the play offs so not a huge drop off considering. Just tells me that regardless of our position, most who want to watch are already watching, and we have minimal increases or decreases from casual fans coming and going. http://www.football- league.co.uk/page/Di visionalAttendance/0 ,,10794~201325,00.ht ml For previous years - 8528 - 2012-2013 8410 - 2011-2012 8457 - 2010/2011 8389 - 2009/2010 Average attendances do seem to have been reasonably consistent up until this season. Then again you can see why, we've had slightly higher in seasons where we've looked like getting promoted whereas this year we'd been largely writen off. Highest attendances also up and down - 12864 final game of the season under PDC, 11381 against Pompey new years day last season and 11598 against $hitty this season. Anyway, enough of stats - what we can agree on is regardless of attendances up to now, many are dissatisfied and some appear to be reconsidering attending (I'll go to the same home and away as I always do next year regardless, am not a season ticket holder - can see why some who are would reconsider and maybe not commit to going to all home games). This isn't great news for the club, but if they want to keep people coming back they need to make a clear statement of intent to infuse some confidence in the fan base.[/p][/quote]Lets not ignore a mssive thing like most of our biggest gates of the season have NOT YET BEEN PLAYED! . MK, Wolves, Preston, Sheff U and Brentford are all still to visit - all will bring more than 102 and more home fans will turn up for those games too - so by the end of the season our attendance could easily be back around 8,500 . If those games are all at around 10,000 we will be back at 8,500 come the end of the year - I reckon Wolves, Sheff U and Brentford in particular will be well above that - as they are likely to bring 2,000 away fans - with Bentford going for the title I expect a similar following to the PO game! . MK and Preston don't expect to be as high - but above the 8,500 mark to contribute to overall average of that amount London Red

1:55pm Wed 26 Feb 14

London Red says...

Robinonfire wrote:
swwindon61uk wrote:
Robinonfire wrote: Cooper run out of ideas........Power needs to replace Cooper ASAP.
Who with? Please give us your wisdom who our next manager should be.
Someone like Malky Mackay or Get Hoddle back.....not a non league manager Save our season Sack Cooper
You really have lost the plot!
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Martin Jol is free as is Ray Wilkins and Alan Curbishley - they surely don't want anymore than Cooper!
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Steve Clark, Martin O'Neil, Roy Keane all free and poised - if only Power would ask
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AVB is out of work should we ask him if he fancy it?
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What about Sir Alex Ferguson? Or Sven?
[quote][p][bold]Robinonfire[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]swwindon61uk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Robinonfire[/bold] wrote: Cooper run out of ideas........Power needs to replace Cooper ASAP.[/p][/quote]Who with? Please give us your wisdom who our next manager should be.[/p][/quote]Someone like Malky Mackay or Get Hoddle back.....not a non league manager Save our season Sack Cooper[/p][/quote]You really have lost the plot! . Martin Jol is free as is Ray Wilkins and Alan Curbishley - they surely don't want anymore than Cooper! . Steve Clark, Martin O'Neil, Roy Keane all free and poised - if only Power would ask . AVB is out of work should we ask him if he fancy it? . What about Sir Alex Ferguson? Or Sven? London Red

2:17pm Wed 26 Feb 14

mike1990 says...

London Red wrote:
Robinonfire wrote:
swwindon61uk wrote:
Robinonfire wrote: Cooper run out of ideas........Power needs to replace Cooper ASAP.
Who with? Please give us your wisdom who our next manager should be.
Someone like Malky Mackay or Get Hoddle back.....not a non league manager Save our season Sack Cooper
You really have lost the plot!
.
Martin Jol is free as is Ray Wilkins and Alan Curbishley - they surely don't want anymore than Cooper!
.
Steve Clark, Martin O'Neil, Roy Keane all free and poised - if only Power would ask
.
AVB is out of work should we ask him if he fancy it?
.
What about Sir Alex Ferguson? Or Sven?
No London we want Pep Quardiola he'd only cost a few million to buy out his contract small change for Power lol.
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Robinonfire[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]swwindon61uk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Robinonfire[/bold] wrote: Cooper run out of ideas........Power needs to replace Cooper ASAP.[/p][/quote]Who with? Please give us your wisdom who our next manager should be.[/p][/quote]Someone like Malky Mackay or Get Hoddle back.....not a non league manager Save our season Sack Cooper[/p][/quote]You really have lost the plot! . Martin Jol is free as is Ray Wilkins and Alan Curbishley - they surely don't want anymore than Cooper! . Steve Clark, Martin O'Neil, Roy Keane all free and poised - if only Power would ask . AVB is out of work should we ask him if he fancy it? . What about Sir Alex Ferguson? Or Sven?[/p][/quote]No London we want Pep Quardiola he'd only cost a few million to buy out his contract small change for Power lol. mike1990

3:30pm Wed 26 Feb 14

smirg kcab says...

Reminds me like frank talia.
Looks dodgy is dodgy can't kick unsure when to come. Apart from that think he will settle in to our promotion side.
Reminds me like frank talia. Looks dodgy is dodgy can't kick unsure when to come. Apart from that think he will settle in to our promotion side. smirg kcab

3:42pm Wed 26 Feb 14

smirg kcab says...

swwindon61uk wrote:
And to those booing Belford, disgraceful and to be quite honest i'd rather you save your money and not turn up.
He was awful last night and deserved everything he got.
Saying that I was in the dr stand and they don't boo/talk/walk and most has a hard job to move.
Mind you there was an Ol gobby old man who was giving Dany abuse. He knows who he is as the person who was sat next to him was so embarrassed.
He was sat level with the corner flag.
Apart from the two misses he was my motm for his workrate alone, unlike that other so called forward
[quote][p][bold]swwindon61uk[/bold] wrote: And to those booing Belford, disgraceful and to be quite honest i'd rather you save your money and not turn up.[/p][/quote]He was awful last night and deserved everything he got. Saying that I was in the dr stand and they don't boo/talk/walk and most has a hard job to move. Mind you there was an Ol gobby old man who was giving Dany abuse. He knows who he is as the person who was sat next to him was so embarrassed. He was sat level with the corner flag. Apart from the two misses he was my motm for his workrate alone, unlike that other so called forward smirg kcab

3:45pm Wed 26 Feb 14

swwindon61uk says...

smirg kcab wrote:
Reminds me like frank talia.
Looks dodgy is dodgy can't kick unsure when to come. Apart from that think he will settle in to our promotion side.
Strangely enough he looked very competent at Orient Saturday and saved us from a bigger defeat,nobody was booing him there mind.
In fact until towards the end the support at Orient was excellent.
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: Reminds me like frank talia. Looks dodgy is dodgy can't kick unsure when to come. Apart from that think he will settle in to our promotion side.[/p][/quote]Strangely enough he looked very competent at Orient Saturday and saved us from a bigger defeat,nobody was booing him there mind. In fact until towards the end the support at Orient was excellent. swwindon61uk

3:48pm Wed 26 Feb 14

Mchalethegreat says...

Belford not kicking the ball that well was such an easy target. The guy has only played a couple of games and personally I think will improve. He does actually have more physical presence than Wes. As in my post on an earlier thread its the tactics and lack of leadership that are doing my head in. Has anyone seen Ward gee anyone up or visibly encourage any of the younger lads I certainly haven't. I dont feel the midfield worked at all. Too slow on the ball resulting in strikers not being in the right place when a forward pass finally came. The best attacking threat second half was probably Byrne so what does Cooper do...make a substitution and send him back to left back after Crawley equalised. Mark strikes me as somewhat arrogant and will not accept that his tactics might be wrong. He also started getting a bit sarcastic with the guy on the radio last night....hmmm memories of one Mr Hart started to come back!
Belford not kicking the ball that well was such an easy target. The guy has only played a couple of games and personally I think will improve. He does actually have more physical presence than Wes. As in my post on an earlier thread its the tactics and lack of leadership that are doing my head in. Has anyone seen Ward gee anyone up or visibly encourage any of the younger lads I certainly haven't. I dont feel the midfield worked at all. Too slow on the ball resulting in strikers not being in the right place when a forward pass finally came. The best attacking threat second half was probably Byrne so what does Cooper do...make a substitution and send him back to left back after Crawley equalised. Mark strikes me as somewhat arrogant and will not accept that his tactics might be wrong. He also started getting a bit sarcastic with the guy on the radio last night....hmmm memories of one Mr Hart started to come back! Mchalethegreat

3:49pm Wed 26 Feb 14

swwindon61uk says...

smirg kcab wrote:
swwindon61uk wrote:
And to those booing Belford, disgraceful and to be quite honest i'd rather you save your money and not turn up.
He was awful last night and deserved everything he got.
Saying that I was in the dr stand and they don't boo/talk/walk and most has a hard job to move.
Mind you there was an Ol gobby old man who was giving Dany abuse. He knows who he is as the person who was sat next to him was so embarrassed.
He was sat level with the corner flag.
Apart from the two misses he was my motm for his workrate alone, unlike that other so called forward
Yep and i am sure that booing is going to stand him good stead for the next home game.
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]swwindon61uk[/bold] wrote: And to those booing Belford, disgraceful and to be quite honest i'd rather you save your money and not turn up.[/p][/quote]He was awful last night and deserved everything he got. Saying that I was in the dr stand and they don't boo/talk/walk and most has a hard job to move. Mind you there was an Ol gobby old man who was giving Dany abuse. He knows who he is as the person who was sat next to him was so embarrassed. He was sat level with the corner flag. Apart from the two misses he was my motm for his workrate alone, unlike that other so called forward[/p][/quote]Yep and i am sure that booing is going to stand him good stead for the next home game. swwindon61uk

4:11pm Wed 26 Feb 14

lifelong red says...

Refering to the above comments about Belford - problem was our players kept passing back to him with a man on- forcing him into hasty clearances- other than that I thought he did o.k.
Refering to the above comments about Belford - problem was our players kept passing back to him with a man on- forcing him into hasty clearances- other than that I thought he did o.k. lifelong red

4:21pm Wed 26 Feb 14

lifelong red says...

Smirg I sit in D.R. - that gobby old man might of been me- LOL !
Smirg I sit in D.R. - that gobby old man might of been me- LOL ! lifelong red

4:24pm Wed 26 Feb 14

The Jockster says...

wiki27 wrote:
Referencing the article. Bedwell did look very nervy on the ball. Foderingham, whilst a better keeper (IMHO) also seems to have lost a bit of confidence resulting in similar nervy displays. The common denominator? The goalkeeping coach - aka Digby. When the Italian goalie coach was here, (can't remember his name) you could actually see Fodders improving month by month. Post Italian, Fodders has been going backwards. Digby was a great servant for the club, but as for a coach, jury is defo out. He must be cheap!!
Doardo was Pdc's keeper coach and I agree 100% with what you say having said similar more than once in the past. Belford nearly conceded twice in the 1st 15 last night thanks to Cooperman's tippy tappy orders which unnerved him and p!ssed the crowd off. Have supported MC and still do but the clock has to have started ticking surely?
[quote][p][bold]wiki27[/bold] wrote: Referencing the article. Bedwell did look very nervy on the ball. Foderingham, whilst a better keeper (IMHO) also seems to have lost a bit of confidence resulting in similar nervy displays. The common denominator? The goalkeeping coach - aka Digby. When the Italian goalie coach was here, (can't remember his name) you could actually see Fodders improving month by month. Post Italian, Fodders has been going backwards. Digby was a great servant for the club, but as for a coach, jury is defo out. He must be cheap!![/p][/quote]Doardo was Pdc's keeper coach and I agree 100% with what you say having said similar more than once in the past. Belford nearly conceded twice in the 1st 15 last night thanks to Cooperman's tippy tappy orders which unnerved him and p!ssed the crowd off. Have supported MC and still do but the clock has to have started ticking surely? The Jockster

4:26pm Wed 26 Feb 14

swwindon61uk says...

Mchalethegreat wrote:
Belford not kicking the ball that well was such an easy target. The guy has only played a couple of games and personally I think will improve. He does actually have more physical presence than Wes. As in my post on an earlier thread its the tactics and lack of leadership that are doing my head in. Has anyone seen Ward gee anyone up or visibly encourage any of the younger lads I certainly haven't. I dont feel the midfield worked at all. Too slow on the ball resulting in strikers not being in the right place when a forward pass finally came. The best attacking threat second half was probably Byrne so what does Cooper do...make a substitution and send him back to left back after Crawley equalised. Mark strikes me as somewhat arrogant and will not accept that his tactics might be wrong. He also started getting a bit sarcastic with the guy on the radio last night....hmmm memories of one Mr Hart started to come back!
I think he also has more command of his area than Wes also,Wes reminds me a lot of Brezovan in that he always calls for the ball to late,normally jsut as the defender is about to kick it.
I think Cooper got a little arrogant as he was asked the same thing several times.
Where i did get annoyed with Cooper was where he was almost talking us out of a victory for the 2nd leg of the JPT,there are mind games to be played but he took them to far there IMHO.
[quote][p][bold]Mchalethegreat[/bold] wrote: Belford not kicking the ball that well was such an easy target. The guy has only played a couple of games and personally I think will improve. He does actually have more physical presence than Wes. As in my post on an earlier thread its the tactics and lack of leadership that are doing my head in. Has anyone seen Ward gee anyone up or visibly encourage any of the younger lads I certainly haven't. I dont feel the midfield worked at all. Too slow on the ball resulting in strikers not being in the right place when a forward pass finally came. The best attacking threat second half was probably Byrne so what does Cooper do...make a substitution and send him back to left back after Crawley equalised. Mark strikes me as somewhat arrogant and will not accept that his tactics might be wrong. He also started getting a bit sarcastic with the guy on the radio last night....hmmm memories of one Mr Hart started to come back![/p][/quote]I think he also has more command of his area than Wes also,Wes reminds me a lot of Brezovan in that he always calls for the ball to late,normally jsut as the defender is about to kick it. I think Cooper got a little arrogant as he was asked the same thing several times. Where i did get annoyed with Cooper was where he was almost talking us out of a victory for the 2nd leg of the JPT,there are mind games to be played but he took them to far there IMHO. swwindon61uk

4:54pm Wed 26 Feb 14

Wilesy says...

The Jockster wrote:
wiki27 wrote:
Referencing the article. Bedwell did look very nervy on the ball. Foderingham, whilst a better keeper (IMHO) also seems to have lost a bit of confidence resulting in similar nervy displays. The common denominator? The goalkeeping coach - aka Digby. When the Italian goalie coach was here, (can't remember his name) you could actually see Fodders improving month by month. Post Italian, Fodders has been going backwards. Digby was a great servant for the club, but as for a coach, jury is defo out. He must be cheap!!
Doardo was Pdc's keeper coach and I agree 100% with what you say having said similar more than once in the past. Belford nearly conceded twice in the 1st 15 last night thanks to Cooperman's tippy tappy orders which unnerved him and p!ssed the crowd off. Have supported MC and still do but the clock has to have started ticking surely?
I like the look of Belford but you're right it's the kamikaze tactics that annoyed the crowd. Didn't help early on when he somehow sliced it towards the corner flag early on which Jay fetched and then proceeded to just roll it to a Crawley player for a shot.

Inevitably the pointless wasted minute of tippy tappy leads to a rushed punt upfield either from the keeper or a defender which could be done as a controlled pass under no pressure a minute sooner. After 10 or so of these scenarios, some of which led to close calls, the crowd got on the back of the team and unfortunately as a few of the close calls came off Belfords kicking he got the brunt of it.

Shame as his kicking was excellent from his hands and he's definitely promising. I've said it about 50 times now but for me the whole defensive set up is negative and flawed.

Remaining hopeful that Cooper will have a think about the tippy tappy particularly with Wes out for a few weeks. Presumably he watches the game and sees what we all see and at some point will accept that the way we play is asking for trouble?
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wiki27[/bold] wrote: Referencing the article. Bedwell did look very nervy on the ball. Foderingham, whilst a better keeper (IMHO) also seems to have lost a bit of confidence resulting in similar nervy displays. The common denominator? The goalkeeping coach - aka Digby. When the Italian goalie coach was here, (can't remember his name) you could actually see Fodders improving month by month. Post Italian, Fodders has been going backwards. Digby was a great servant for the club, but as for a coach, jury is defo out. He must be cheap!![/p][/quote]Doardo was Pdc's keeper coach and I agree 100% with what you say having said similar more than once in the past. Belford nearly conceded twice in the 1st 15 last night thanks to Cooperman's tippy tappy orders which unnerved him and p!ssed the crowd off. Have supported MC and still do but the clock has to have started ticking surely?[/p][/quote]I like the look of Belford but you're right it's the kamikaze tactics that annoyed the crowd. Didn't help early on when he somehow sliced it towards the corner flag early on which Jay fetched and then proceeded to just roll it to a Crawley player for a shot. Inevitably the pointless wasted minute of tippy tappy leads to a rushed punt upfield either from the keeper or a defender which could be done as a controlled pass under no pressure a minute sooner. After 10 or so of these scenarios, some of which led to close calls, the crowd got on the back of the team and unfortunately as a few of the close calls came off Belfords kicking he got the brunt of it. Shame as his kicking was excellent from his hands and he's definitely promising. I've said it about 50 times now but for me the whole defensive set up is negative and flawed. Remaining hopeful that Cooper will have a think about the tippy tappy particularly with Wes out for a few weeks. Presumably he watches the game and sees what we all see and at some point will accept that the way we play is asking for trouble? Wilesy

5:22pm Wed 26 Feb 14

the wizard says...

Playing his first home league game was always going to be a bit nerve racking especially given our recent form, players out, questionable tactics.
I don't see as to how boo....ing can contribute in any helpful manner. Most have to do at work what the boss says. carrying out tactical orders is no different, even if you don't agree with them. Many have said that Fodders was better under the Italian trainers, so equally cannot the best be said again with Belford. I have no question over Diggers ability as a goalie, and he served us very well, that said though, good players don't always make good coaches, and plenty have said just that. I'm more than happy to have somebody of Belfords pedigree in goal for us. Don't forget Fodders started off playing behind a far superior back line here which gave him that initial confidence. Isn't it also about time that Bedwell was also given a chance ? he has been here long enough but seems to be constantly overlooked.
Playing his first home league game was always going to be a bit nerve racking especially given our recent form, players out, questionable tactics. I don't see as to how boo....ing can contribute in any helpful manner. Most have to do at work what the boss says. carrying out tactical orders is no different, even if you don't agree with them. Many have said that Fodders was better under the Italian trainers, so equally cannot the best be said again with Belford. I have no question over Diggers ability as a goalie, and he served us very well, that said though, good players don't always make good coaches, and plenty have said just that. I'm more than happy to have somebody of Belfords pedigree in goal for us. Don't forget Fodders started off playing behind a far superior back line here which gave him that initial confidence. Isn't it also about time that Bedwell was also given a chance ? he has been here long enough but seems to be constantly overlooked. the wizard

7:19pm Wed 26 Feb 14

alchafreds says...

swwindon61uk wrote:
And to those booing Belford, disgraceful and to be quite honest i'd rather you save your money and not turn up.
not your choice though is it
[quote][p][bold]swwindon61uk[/bold] wrote: And to those booing Belford, disgraceful and to be quite honest i'd rather you save your money and not turn up.[/p][/quote]not your choice though is it alchafreds

7:37pm Wed 26 Feb 14

swwindon61uk says...

alchafreds wrote:
swwindon61uk wrote:
And to those booing Belford, disgraceful and to be quite honest i'd rather you save your money and not turn up.
not your choice though is it
Never said it was.
I am quite lucky where i sit in the North Stand as nearly all around me get behind the club.
There are a couple of players i would rather not have in the team but every time they have the ball i encourage them and after they have disappointed as per norm i encourage again the next time they have the ball.
After the game in the pub is when i will let rip 99% of the time.

Can't imagine the crowd getting right behind the team being 4-0 down at half time like we were against Blackpool under Macari,those days are long gone,we struggle to get cheer if we are 3-0 up these days.
[quote][p][bold]alchafreds[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]swwindon61uk[/bold] wrote: And to those booing Belford, disgraceful and to be quite honest i'd rather you save your money and not turn up.[/p][/quote]not your choice though is it[/p][/quote]Never said it was. I am quite lucky where i sit in the North Stand as nearly all around me get behind the club. There are a couple of players i would rather not have in the team but every time they have the ball i encourage them and after they have disappointed as per norm i encourage again the next time they have the ball. After the game in the pub is when i will let rip 99% of the time. Can't imagine the crowd getting right behind the team being 4-0 down at half time like we were against Blackpool under Macari,those days are long gone,we struggle to get cheer if we are 3-0 up these days. swwindon61uk

7:53pm Wed 26 Feb 14

alchafreds says...

swwindon61uk wrote:
alchafreds wrote:
swwindon61uk wrote:
And to those booing Belford, disgraceful and to be quite honest i'd rather you save your money and not turn up.
not your choice though is it
Never said it was.
I am quite lucky where i sit in the North Stand as nearly all around me get behind the club.
There are a couple of players i would rather not have in the team but every time they have the ball i encourage them and after they have disappointed as per norm i encourage again the next time they have the ball.
After the game in the pub is when i will let rip 99% of the time.

Can't imagine the crowd getting right behind the team being 4-0 down at half time like we were against Blackpool under Macari,those days are long gone,we struggle to get cheer if we are 3-0 up these days.
evreryone thats pays their money are behind the club, its individuals that think they are better than what they are that p1sses people off
could of been 2-0 down in the first 20min with the way belford was **** about
[quote][p][bold]swwindon61uk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alchafreds[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]swwindon61uk[/bold] wrote: And to those booing Belford, disgraceful and to be quite honest i'd rather you save your money and not turn up.[/p][/quote]not your choice though is it[/p][/quote]Never said it was. I am quite lucky where i sit in the North Stand as nearly all around me get behind the club. There are a couple of players i would rather not have in the team but every time they have the ball i encourage them and after they have disappointed as per norm i encourage again the next time they have the ball. After the game in the pub is when i will let rip 99% of the time. Can't imagine the crowd getting right behind the team being 4-0 down at half time like we were against Blackpool under Macari,those days are long gone,we struggle to get cheer if we are 3-0 up these days.[/p][/quote]evreryone thats pays their money are behind the club, its individuals that think they are better than what they are that p1sses people off could of been 2-0 down in the first 20min with the way belford was **** about alchafreds

8:55pm Wed 26 Feb 14

lifelong red says...

Refering back to young Belford as jockster says to much tip tapping around at the back and getting their selves in a right old pickle , unnerved the lad - jock- my apologies on my outburst the other night- was having a bad day- didn't mean to take it out on you -hows the decorating going.
Refering back to young Belford as jockster says to much tip tapping around at the back and getting their selves in a right old pickle , unnerved the lad - jock- my apologies on my outburst the other night- was having a bad day- didn't mean to take it out on you -hows the decorating going. lifelong red

9:13pm Wed 26 Feb 14

Swindon1984 says...

London Red wrote:
Swindon1984 wrote:
The Nomis wrote: Surely Cooper has to go???, what with his clueless tactics week in and week out, playing players out of position etc. Another season of having Cooper in charge is unthinkable. Already the gates are down. Past 3 seasons we have averaged around 8,400 at home, this season it is around the 7-7,500 mark. That's 1-1,500 less and next season it will be even lower with Cooper in charge you watch!. Bet any money season tickets sales are gonna be down and the casual pay on the day sales will also be down. What with cutting the wage bill AGAIN which will result in only league2/Non league standard players coming in and kids, I bet next season we will be lucky to average 6,500 at home...wait and see
7971 to be precise, putting us eighth in terms of attendance - not sure if that's coincidence in respect of our league position or not. Less than 560 average less than last year when we'd gotten ourselves in the play offs so not a huge drop off considering. Just tells me that regardless of our position, most who want to watch are already watching, and we have minimal increases or decreases from casual fans coming and going. http://www.football- league.co.uk/page/Di visionalAttendance/0 ,,10794~201325,00.ht ml For previous years - 8528 - 2012-2013 8410 - 2011-2012 8457 - 2010/2011 8389 - 2009/2010 Average attendances do seem to have been reasonably consistent up until this season. Then again you can see why, we've had slightly higher in seasons where we've looked like getting promoted whereas this year we'd been largely writen off. Highest attendances also up and down - 12864 final game of the season under PDC, 11381 against Pompey new years day last season and 11598 against $hitty this season. Anyway, enough of stats - what we can agree on is regardless of attendances up to now, many are dissatisfied and some appear to be reconsidering attending (I'll go to the same home and away as I always do next year regardless, am not a season ticket holder - can see why some who are would reconsider and maybe not commit to going to all home games). This isn't great news for the club, but if they want to keep people coming back they need to make a clear statement of intent to infuse some confidence in the fan base.
Lets not ignore a mssive thing like most of our biggest gates of the season have NOT YET BEEN PLAYED!
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MK, Wolves, Preston, Sheff U and Brentford are all still to visit - all will bring more than 102 and more home fans will turn up for those games too - so by the end of the season our attendance could easily be back around 8,500
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If those games are all at around 10,000 we will be back at 8,500 come the end of the year - I reckon Wolves, Sheff U and Brentford in particular will be well above that - as they are likely to bring 2,000 away fans - with Bentford going for the title I expect a similar following to the PO game!
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MK and Preston don't expect to be as high - but above the 8,500 mark to contribute to overall average of that amount
We only got 11000 for city, that will be our biggest of the season, so can't see us getting 10000 avg for the games you've mentioned. Will be done on average by the end of the season but not by a huge amount.

Grim - very harsh on Belford, deserved everything he got?? Could do nothing about the goal, counter attack, pass which should have been cut out by Ward who looked asleep when he could have cleared. Not Belford's fault. Still, jeering and booing at players is great motivation for them...not saying you did but by your own admission you would condone those who did.

Disappointing result against a poor side but onwards and upwards.
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Swindon1984[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Nomis[/bold] wrote: Surely Cooper has to go???, what with his clueless tactics week in and week out, playing players out of position etc. Another season of having Cooper in charge is unthinkable. Already the gates are down. Past 3 seasons we have averaged around 8,400 at home, this season it is around the 7-7,500 mark. That's 1-1,500 less and next season it will be even lower with Cooper in charge you watch!. Bet any money season tickets sales are gonna be down and the casual pay on the day sales will also be down. What with cutting the wage bill AGAIN which will result in only league2/Non league standard players coming in and kids, I bet next season we will be lucky to average 6,500 at home...wait and see[/p][/quote]7971 to be precise, putting us eighth in terms of attendance - not sure if that's coincidence in respect of our league position or not. Less than 560 average less than last year when we'd gotten ourselves in the play offs so not a huge drop off considering. Just tells me that regardless of our position, most who want to watch are already watching, and we have minimal increases or decreases from casual fans coming and going. http://www.football- league.co.uk/page/Di visionalAttendance/0 ,,10794~201325,00.ht ml For previous years - 8528 - 2012-2013 8410 - 2011-2012 8457 - 2010/2011 8389 - 2009/2010 Average attendances do seem to have been reasonably consistent up until this season. Then again you can see why, we've had slightly higher in seasons where we've looked like getting promoted whereas this year we'd been largely writen off. Highest attendances also up and down - 12864 final game of the season under PDC, 11381 against Pompey new years day last season and 11598 against $hitty this season. Anyway, enough of stats - what we can agree on is regardless of attendances up to now, many are dissatisfied and some appear to be reconsidering attending (I'll go to the same home and away as I always do next year regardless, am not a season ticket holder - can see why some who are would reconsider and maybe not commit to going to all home games). This isn't great news for the club, but if they want to keep people coming back they need to make a clear statement of intent to infuse some confidence in the fan base.[/p][/quote]Lets not ignore a mssive thing like most of our biggest gates of the season have NOT YET BEEN PLAYED! . MK, Wolves, Preston, Sheff U and Brentford are all still to visit - all will bring more than 102 and more home fans will turn up for those games too - so by the end of the season our attendance could easily be back around 8,500 . If those games are all at around 10,000 we will be back at 8,500 come the end of the year - I reckon Wolves, Sheff U and Brentford in particular will be well above that - as they are likely to bring 2,000 away fans - with Bentford going for the title I expect a similar following to the PO game! . MK and Preston don't expect to be as high - but above the 8,500 mark to contribute to overall average of that amount[/p][/quote]We only got 11000 for city, that will be our biggest of the season, so can't see us getting 10000 avg for the games you've mentioned. Will be done on average by the end of the season but not by a huge amount. Grim - very harsh on Belford, deserved everything he got?? Could do nothing about the goal, counter attack, pass which should have been cut out by Ward who looked asleep when he could have cleared. Not Belford's fault. Still, jeering and booing at players is great motivation for them...not saying you did but by your own admission you would condone those who did. Disappointing result against a poor side but onwards and upwards. Swindon1984

9:29pm Wed 26 Feb 14

Oxon-Red says...

London Red wrote:
Robinonfire wrote:
swwindon61uk wrote:
Robinonfire wrote: Cooper run out of ideas........Power needs to replace Cooper ASAP.
Who with? Please give us your wisdom who our next manager should be.
Someone like Malky Mackay or Get Hoddle back.....not a non league manager Save our season Sack Cooper
You really have lost the plot!
.
Martin Jol is free as is Ray Wilkins and Alan Curbishley - they surely don't want anymore than Cooper!
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Steve Clark, Martin O'Neil, Roy Keane all free and poised - if only Power would ask
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AVB is out of work should we ask him if he fancy it?
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What about Sir Alex Ferguson? Or Sven?
David Moyes !

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Robinonfire[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]swwindon61uk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Robinonfire[/bold] wrote: Cooper run out of ideas........Power needs to replace Cooper ASAP.[/p][/quote]Who with? Please give us your wisdom who our next manager should be.[/p][/quote]Someone like Malky Mackay or Get Hoddle back.....not a non league manager Save our season Sack Cooper[/p][/quote]You really have lost the plot! . Martin Jol is free as is Ray Wilkins and Alan Curbishley - they surely don't want anymore than Cooper! . Steve Clark, Martin O'Neil, Roy Keane all free and poised - if only Power would ask . AVB is out of work should we ask him if he fancy it? . What about Sir Alex Ferguson? Or Sven?[/p][/quote]David Moyes ! COYMR Oxon-Red

9:52pm Wed 26 Feb 14

Di kanny oh says...

The fundamentals of football must have changed as I thought it was goals that win games and the more chances we create then surely the more goals we should score and this would give us a better chance of winning games. All this possession and crab like sideways and backwards football really is getting so tedious and boring the life out of most fans and we do not have enough players to carry on playing this way when so many are injured or suspended.. Barcelona we are not and last night and the previous few games we have been quite shocking and so lack luster that its quite evident we really are such a bunch of misfits. Cooper sitting slumped in the dug out last night says to me he is resigned to just go through the formalities and get this season over and just try and finish as high as we can. I just wish the adver and so many fans would give up on this play off tripe and come back down to earth and accept we are nothing without players like Ranger, Pritchard, Luongo etc etc. Last night and last few games we just look like a very poor team giving plenty of huff and puff but falling well short of what is required to be a decent football team and we look so disjointed. Coopers actions paint a very worrying picture indeed and something is very badly wrong at the club I feel. It could be the injuries and losses of key players have got to Cooper and he knows we are very limited without them. The trouble is when it takes thirty or forty passes with the ball going sideways and backwards to finally get near the opposing goal then the player decides not to shoot or muffs his shot, this contrives to frustrate and baffle even the most patient and ardent of our fans so you can imagine how the rest and impatient ones feel. At a time when new season tickets are on offer my worry now is the product will be watered down even further and just what will we be left with for next season. With this in mind we are being asked to sign up for the unknown next season which is hardly inspiring from the recent produce on offer at the County Ground. I think Mr Power has some serious work to do to try and convince me and many other fans just what we are signing up for next season and what we can expect to see for our hard earned money. I am not convinced by any means that we have got any better from when the season started.
The fundamentals of football must have changed as I thought it was goals that win games and the more chances we create then surely the more goals we should score and this would give us a better chance of winning games. All this possession and crab like sideways and backwards football really is getting so tedious and boring the life out of most fans and we do not have enough players to carry on playing this way when so many are injured or suspended.. Barcelona we are not and last night and the previous few games we have been quite shocking and so lack luster that its quite evident we really are such a bunch of misfits. Cooper sitting slumped in the dug out last night says to me he is resigned to just go through the formalities and get this season over and just try and finish as high as we can. I just wish the adver and so many fans would give up on this play off tripe and come back down to earth and accept we are nothing without players like Ranger, Pritchard, Luongo etc etc. Last night and last few games we just look like a very poor team giving plenty of huff and puff but falling well short of what is required to be a decent football team and we look so disjointed. Coopers actions paint a very worrying picture indeed and something is very badly wrong at the club I feel. It could be the injuries and losses of key players have got to Cooper and he knows we are very limited without them. The trouble is when it takes thirty or forty passes with the ball going sideways and backwards to finally get near the opposing goal then the player decides not to shoot or muffs his shot, this contrives to frustrate and baffle even the most patient and ardent of our fans so you can imagine how the rest and impatient ones feel. At a time when new season tickets are on offer my worry now is the product will be watered down even further and just what will we be left with for next season. With this in mind we are being asked to sign up for the unknown next season which is hardly inspiring from the recent produce on offer at the County Ground. I think Mr Power has some serious work to do to try and convince me and many other fans just what we are signing up for next season and what we can expect to see for our hard earned money. I am not convinced by any means that we have got any better from when the season started. Di kanny oh

9:54pm Wed 26 Feb 14

Oxon-Red says...

swwindon61uk wrote:
smirg kcab wrote:
Reminds me like frank talia.
Looks dodgy is dodgy can't kick unsure when to come. Apart from that think he will settle in to our promotion side.
Strangely enough he looked very competent at Orient Saturday and saved us from a bigger defeat,nobody was booing him there mind.
In fact until towards the end the support at Orient was excellent.
I recall comments about Wes not commanding his box and coming for crosses ! Wasn't there an incident in Lancashire as well, felt sorry for the drinks bottle.

His kicking needs work on as does his judgement as to when to come for a cross or not. IMO the cheers when he kicked a ball really helped him, NOT. Those that did, did the job the 102 away fans should have done and I question the loyalty of anyone sat in whatever stand who did so. There were 7000 odd Swindon SUPPORTERS there last night yet there were some that did not support a young goalkeeper that made mistakes and he was clearly affected by it. I was just waiting for some aerosol to start the "Dodgy Keepr" chant.

If memory serves, we had a very young Tim Flowers on loan that was treated similarly.

COYMR

Carry on like that and we could see Wes, Tyrell and Leigh leave and we could end up with Grim in goal ! Hang on it maybe that's not such a bad thing, it could put 4,000 on the gate.
[quote][p][bold]swwindon61uk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: Reminds me like frank talia. Looks dodgy is dodgy can't kick unsure when to come. Apart from that think he will settle in to our promotion side.[/p][/quote]Strangely enough he looked very competent at Orient Saturday and saved us from a bigger defeat,nobody was booing him there mind. In fact until towards the end the support at Orient was excellent.[/p][/quote]I recall comments about Wes not commanding his box and coming for crosses ! Wasn't there an incident in Lancashire as well, felt sorry for the drinks bottle. His kicking needs work on as does his judgement as to when to come for a cross or not. IMO the cheers when he kicked a ball really helped him, NOT. Those that did, did the job the 102 away fans should have done and I question the loyalty of anyone sat in whatever stand who did so. There were 7000 odd Swindon SUPPORTERS there last night yet there were some that did not support a young goalkeeper that made mistakes and he was clearly affected by it. I was just waiting for some aerosol to start the "Dodgy Keepr" chant. If memory serves, we had a very young Tim Flowers on loan that was treated similarly. COYMR Carry on like that and we could see Wes, Tyrell and Leigh leave and we could end up with Grim in goal ! Hang on it maybe that's not such a bad thing, it could put 4,000 on the gate. Oxon-Red

10:05pm Wed 26 Feb 14

Oxon-Red says...

alchafreds wrote:
swwindon61uk wrote:
alchafreds wrote:
swwindon61uk wrote:
And to those booing Belford, disgraceful and to be quite honest i'd rather you save your money and not turn up.
not your choice though is it
Never said it was.
I am quite lucky where i sit in the North Stand as nearly all around me get behind the club.
There are a couple of players i would rather not have in the team but every time they have the ball i encourage them and after they have disappointed as per norm i encourage again the next time they have the ball.
After the game in the pub is when i will let rip 99% of the time.

Can't imagine the crowd getting right behind the team being 4-0 down at half time like we were against Blackpool under Macari,those days are long gone,we struggle to get cheer if we are 3-0 up these days.
evreryone thats pays their money are behind the club, its individuals that think they are better than what they are that p1sses people off
could of been 2-0 down in the first 20min with the way belford was **** about
Got a full back to join Grim in goal, should be a sell out !
[quote][p][bold]alchafreds[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]swwindon61uk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alchafreds[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]swwindon61uk[/bold] wrote: And to those booing Belford, disgraceful and to be quite honest i'd rather you save your money and not turn up.[/p][/quote]not your choice though is it[/p][/quote]Never said it was. I am quite lucky where i sit in the North Stand as nearly all around me get behind the club. There are a couple of players i would rather not have in the team but every time they have the ball i encourage them and after they have disappointed as per norm i encourage again the next time they have the ball. After the game in the pub is when i will let rip 99% of the time. Can't imagine the crowd getting right behind the team being 4-0 down at half time like we were against Blackpool under Macari,those days are long gone,we struggle to get cheer if we are 3-0 up these days.[/p][/quote]evreryone thats pays their money are behind the club, its individuals that think they are better than what they are that p1sses people off could of been 2-0 down in the first 20min with the way belford was **** about[/p][/quote]Got a full back to join Grim in goal, should be a sell out ! Oxon-Red

10:26pm Wed 26 Feb 14

The Jockster says...

swwindon61uk wrote:
And to those booing Belford, disgraceful and to be quite honest i'd rather you save your money and not turn up.
61uk - there are no excuses for booing and I think it was unfortunate that Belford bore the brunt of the fans vitriol because the fans are clearly getting hacked off with Coopers insistence that we must play silly burgers from the keeper outwards all the time every time. When those tactics got the team and young Belford in particular in deep do doos the crowd vented their spleen which I believe was primarily aimed at Cooper and not young Tyrell. As the game progressed he grew in confidence and he wasn't put under the same pressure and thankfully there was no more booing.
[quote][p][bold]swwindon61uk[/bold] wrote: And to those booing Belford, disgraceful and to be quite honest i'd rather you save your money and not turn up.[/p][/quote]61uk - there are no excuses for booing and I think it was unfortunate that Belford bore the brunt of the fans vitriol because the fans are clearly getting hacked off with Coopers insistence that we must play silly burgers from the keeper outwards all the time every time. When those tactics got the team and young Belford in particular in deep do doos the crowd vented their spleen which I believe was primarily aimed at Cooper and not young Tyrell. As the game progressed he grew in confidence and he wasn't put under the same pressure and thankfully there was no more booing. The Jockster

6:23am Thu 27 Feb 14

Paul12001 says...

STFC legend as a player but like others I question Digbys skills as a coach. Under Doardo Wes looked sharp, under Digby he hasn't looked at the same level but at times Digby even in the warm up doesn't look that interested in Wes's preparations, spending more time talking to the fans!

Is he even qualified as I'm sure I read somewhere that he wasn't, playing games and being a good player doesn't mean you are automatically a good coach.

I felt sorry for Belford the other night as he needs our support as fans not booing and if he is not getting told the right things by Digby it's hard to blame him as well.

We are still in a reasonable position in the league given everything that has gone on over the past 18 months at the club so let's keep things in perspective and give Cooper a chance.
STFC legend as a player but like others I question Digbys skills as a coach. Under Doardo Wes looked sharp, under Digby he hasn't looked at the same level but at times Digby even in the warm up doesn't look that interested in Wes's preparations, spending more time talking to the fans! Is he even qualified as I'm sure I read somewhere that he wasn't, playing games and being a good player doesn't mean you are automatically a good coach. I felt sorry for Belford the other night as he needs our support as fans not booing and if he is not getting told the right things by Digby it's hard to blame him as well. We are still in a reasonable position in the league given everything that has gone on over the past 18 months at the club so let's keep things in perspective and give Cooper a chance. Paul12001

10:33am Thu 27 Feb 14

bradley red 1 says...

Sign of the things to come with present owner,manager,squad,
boring,frustrating predictable.
Sign of the things to come with present owner,manager,squad, boring,frustrating predictable. bradley red 1

5:09pm Thu 27 Feb 14

alchafreds says...

Di kanny oh wrote:
The fundamentals of football must have changed as I thought it was goals that win games and the more chances we create then surely the more goals we should score and this would give us a better chance of winning games. All this possession and crab like sideways and backwards football really is getting so tedious and boring the life out of most fans and we do not have enough players to carry on playing this way when so many are injured or suspended.. Barcelona we are not and last night and the previous few games we have been quite shocking and so lack luster that its quite evident we really are such a bunch of misfits. Cooper sitting slumped in the dug out last night says to me he is resigned to just go through the formalities and get this season over and just try and finish as high as we can. I just wish the adver and so many fans would give up on this play off tripe and come back down to earth and accept we are nothing without players like Ranger, Pritchard, Luongo etc etc. Last night and last few games we just look like a very poor team giving plenty of huff and puff but falling well short of what is required to be a decent football team and we look so disjointed. Coopers actions paint a very worrying picture indeed and something is very badly wrong at the club I feel. It could be the injuries and losses of key players have got to Cooper and he knows we are very limited without them. The trouble is when it takes thirty or forty passes with the ball going sideways and backwards to finally get near the opposing goal then the player decides not to shoot or muffs his shot, this contrives to frustrate and baffle even the most patient and ardent of our fans so you can imagine how the rest and impatient ones feel. At a time when new season tickets are on offer my worry now is the product will be watered down even further and just what will we be left with for next season. With this in mind we are being asked to sign up for the unknown next season which is hardly inspiring from the recent produce on offer at the County Ground. I think Mr Power has some serious work to do to try and convince me and many other fans just what we are signing up for next season and what we can expect to see for our hard earned money. I am not convinced by any means that we have got any better from when the season started.
good to see someone telling it how it really is
gates could plummit to under 6000 me thinks
[quote][p][bold]Di kanny oh[/bold] wrote: The fundamentals of football must have changed as I thought it was goals that win games and the more chances we create then surely the more goals we should score and this would give us a better chance of winning games. All this possession and crab like sideways and backwards football really is getting so tedious and boring the life out of most fans and we do not have enough players to carry on playing this way when so many are injured or suspended.. Barcelona we are not and last night and the previous few games we have been quite shocking and so lack luster that its quite evident we really are such a bunch of misfits. Cooper sitting slumped in the dug out last night says to me he is resigned to just go through the formalities and get this season over and just try and finish as high as we can. I just wish the adver and so many fans would give up on this play off tripe and come back down to earth and accept we are nothing without players like Ranger, Pritchard, Luongo etc etc. Last night and last few games we just look like a very poor team giving plenty of huff and puff but falling well short of what is required to be a decent football team and we look so disjointed. Coopers actions paint a very worrying picture indeed and something is very badly wrong at the club I feel. It could be the injuries and losses of key players have got to Cooper and he knows we are very limited without them. The trouble is when it takes thirty or forty passes with the ball going sideways and backwards to finally get near the opposing goal then the player decides not to shoot or muffs his shot, this contrives to frustrate and baffle even the most patient and ardent of our fans so you can imagine how the rest and impatient ones feel. At a time when new season tickets are on offer my worry now is the product will be watered down even further and just what will we be left with for next season. With this in mind we are being asked to sign up for the unknown next season which is hardly inspiring from the recent produce on offer at the County Ground. I think Mr Power has some serious work to do to try and convince me and many other fans just what we are signing up for next season and what we can expect to see for our hard earned money. I am not convinced by any means that we have got any better from when the season started.[/p][/quote]good to see someone telling it how it really is gates could plummit to under 6000 me thinks alchafreds

5:16pm Thu 27 Feb 14

alchafreds says...

Oxon-Red wrote:
alchafreds wrote:
swwindon61uk wrote:
alchafreds wrote:
swwindon61uk wrote:
And to those booing Belford, disgraceful and to be quite honest i'd rather you save your money and not turn up.
not your choice though is it
Never said it was.
I am quite lucky where i sit in the North Stand as nearly all around me get behind the club.
There are a couple of players i would rather not have in the team but every time they have the ball i encourage them and after they have disappointed as per norm i encourage again the next time they have the ball.
After the game in the pub is when i will let rip 99% of the time.

Can't imagine the crowd getting right behind the team being 4-0 down at half time like we were against Blackpool under Macari,those days are long gone,we struggle to get cheer if we are 3-0 up these days.
evreryone thats pays their money are behind the club, its individuals that think they are better than what they are that p1sses people off
could of been 2-0 down in the first 20min with the way belford was **** about
Got a full back to join Grim in goal, should be a sell out !
sorry richard for telling it how it was
did you see something different for the first 20 then
put richard but wasnt sure if you prefered d1ck
[quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alchafreds[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]swwindon61uk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alchafreds[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]swwindon61uk[/bold] wrote: And to those booing Belford, disgraceful and to be quite honest i'd rather you save your money and not turn up.[/p][/quote]not your choice though is it[/p][/quote]Never said it was. I am quite lucky where i sit in the North Stand as nearly all around me get behind the club. There are a couple of players i would rather not have in the team but every time they have the ball i encourage them and after they have disappointed as per norm i encourage again the next time they have the ball. After the game in the pub is when i will let rip 99% of the time. Can't imagine the crowd getting right behind the team being 4-0 down at half time like we were against Blackpool under Macari,those days are long gone,we struggle to get cheer if we are 3-0 up these days.[/p][/quote]evreryone thats pays their money are behind the club, its individuals that think they are better than what they are that p1sses people off could of been 2-0 down in the first 20min with the way belford was **** about[/p][/quote]Got a full back to join Grim in goal, should be a sell out ![/p][/quote]sorry richard for telling it how it was did you see something different for the first 20 then put richard but wasnt sure if you prefered d1ck alchafreds

8:12am Fri 28 Feb 14

Is that you Lovesey says...

Its not Belfords fault he was dicking around with the ball, Cooper tells the keeps not to hoof it, thats not our style of play, he was trying to please his manager, he aint a bad keeper at this level.
Its not Belfords fault he was dicking around with the ball, Cooper tells the keeps not to hoof it, thats not our style of play, he was trying to please his manager, he aint a bad keeper at this level. Is that you Lovesey

8:22am Fri 28 Feb 14

alchafreds says...

Is that you Lovesey wrote:
Its not Belfords fault he was dicking around with the ball, Cooper tells the keeps not to hoof it, thats not our style of play, he was trying to please his manager, he aint a bad keeper at this level.
yea get that but there is a difference between hoofing it and dicking around with it.
if hes told to play it short fine, but play it short what he was doing early on was not on and if you remember it is not the first time
[quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: Its not Belfords fault he was dicking around with the ball, Cooper tells the keeps not to hoof it, thats not our style of play, he was trying to please his manager, he aint a bad keeper at this level.[/p][/quote]yea get that but there is a difference between hoofing it and dicking around with it. if hes told to play it short fine, but play it short what he was doing early on was not on and if you remember it is not the first time alchafreds

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