LiveMATCHDAY LIVE: Swindon Town v Rotherham Utd

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Summary

  • REPORTING BY SAM MORSHEAD
  • FT: Town 1 (Smith pen 60) Rotherham 2 (Thomas 1, 22)
  • Two early Thomas goals do for Town
  • Swindon rally in second period
  • Smith's penalty reduces arrears
  • McEveley set for County Ground departure

6:05pm

On that cheery note it's time to say goodbye. Thanks for joining us for Matchday Lives from across the country this season. We'll be back with you in August.

Until then, I hope you all have a long and relaxing, and hot, summer.

6:01pm

Mark Francis, Kayden Jackson, Leigh Bedwell and Alex Ferguson are also released by the club.

6:01pm

Swindon Town release Dany N'Guessan, Jay McEveley, Alex Smith, Paul Benson, Lee Cox, Aaron Oakley after contracts expire.

5:54pm

Still waiting official confirmation of a retained list of some sort but we know for sure that Jay McEveley, Aaron Oakley and Kayden Jackson are on their way.

5:54pm

YOUR SAY

5:53pm

Nathan Byrne has arrived to speak to us now.

"I was disappointed when we couldn't claw back the result," he said. "The first 30 minutes was slow and we found ourselves two goals down but the second half was all us.

"We were disappointed we conceded in the first few minutes and from then it's an uphill battle.

Swindon Advertiser: Swindon Town will appeal Nathan Byrne's red card

"The lads are pleased and happy with the season, we're just looking to build on it now next season. When you come that close to nicking in there, when it comes down to the last few games you've got to be disappointed.

"We look at games where we've dropped points where we shouldn't have."

5:50pm

5:49pm

Aaron Oakley confirms he is to leave Swindon Town.

He tweeted: "After 11 years at Swindon it's time to move on. Been a great bunch of lads this year and good memories from my time here! New chapter."

5:48pm

5:47pm

Luongo was the sponsors' man of the match today.

He said: "For 35 minutes we looked asleep. Coming in at half-time the gaffer said a few words and we didn't want to end the season on a low.

Swindon Advertiser: Town's Massimo Luongo, left, celebrates his goal with Nathan Byrne

"I think we proved to everyone we've got something and the way we played football in the second half was pleasing."

5:46pm

Massimo Luongo is with us now. Here's his take in picking up the captain's armband today: "I was quite happy with it. I was happy to do it. I don't necessarily want to shout or scream, but if I can lead in another way maybe that's what he sees."

5:37pm

YOUR SAY

5:31pm Sat 3 May 14

Oi Den! says

Well done Mark Cooper. 8th place is proof of a good season's work.

5:37pm

Jay McEveley confirms his departure from Swindon Town.

"It's a sad time and a sad day. That's the way it is at the minute. Not a lot can be done about it and there's no regrets and no anger towards anybody," he said.

Swindon Advertiser: Jay McEveley

"We couldn't do anything with signing me again. It was handled well and they wished me all the best for the future."

5:35pm

Jay McEveley is next in front of the local media. He was outstanding this afternoon.

5:32pm

Kayden Jackson suggests he's not about to see his contract extended at the County Ground.

5:26pm

While we wait for the Town players to come in front of the media, a quick reminder that Thursday's Adver carries a 12-page supplement looking back on another ridiculous season at the County Ground.

Pick it up.

5:16pm

Mark Cooper tells the Adver that we can expect a statement regarding the Swindon Town retained list pretty imminently.

We're expecting the likes of Aaron Oakley and Mark Francis to leave the club, as well as Jay McEveley.

5:13pm

Regarding the possibility of the ownership battle hindering him signing players this summer, Cooper said: "I speak to Lee (Power) and we work together very well. As soon as we're ready to bring players in we'll press the button."

5:12pm

Mark Cooper's side have finished eighth in League One and the manager is more than pleased with his season's work.

"I think the players have been brilliant and they deserve all the credit in the world. To finish in the top half of the table and to play some of the football we did, they deserve immense credit," he said.

Swindon Advertiser: Mark Cooper will continue in his position as Darlington boss

"I hope they come back with the bit between their teeth and hopefully go one or two places higher.

"They're getting to understand the way we want to play. Today will be a good lesson for them."

5:10pm

Jay McEveley is set to leave Swindon Town and he hit the bar.

Cooper said: "I sincerely wish him all the best. I'm sure it won't be long before he gets fixed up. He asked us to set up that corner routine."

5:09pm

Mark Cooper on Connor Waldon and the kids: "We needed to have a final look at Connor to see whether we keep him and I was very impressed with him.

"We are going to have to promote from the youth and it was good to get them some time on the pitch."

5:08pm

Mark Cooper on Michael Smith: "It's important he gets another goal to his tally and I'm sure once we have a good pre-season we'll be even better."

5:08pm

Mark Cooper has arrived in front of the press. Here's what he's had to say:

"We didn't turn up in the first half and that will have taught them a lesson. We were five yards off, all over the pitch, and at this level you can't do it.

Swindon Advertiser: Town caretaker boss Mark Cooper

"In the second half, after we had a few kinds words, we got the required effort and desire."

5:04pm

4:54pm

Reaction as and when we get it, ladies and gents.

4:51pm

Swindon Town 1 (Smith pen 60) Rotherham Utd 2 (Thomas 1, 22)

Town were superb in that second half and created enough chances to get back into the game. However, with the exception of Smith’s penalty, they couldn’t find the killer touch.

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4:45pm

McEveley gets a standing ovation as he wanders off.

4:45pm

SWINDON SUBSTITUTION

Matty Jones replaces Jay McEveley, 87

4:39pm

83 mins: It looks like Branco will be okay.

4:39pm

82 mins: Branco has a nasty fall and is in need of attention.

4:38pm

81 mins: Poor free-kick from a good position from James Tavernier. Only shot of the half for Rotherham so far.

4:34pm

77 mins: McEveley's looping header from Barthram's corner is easily saved by Collin.

4:29pm

SWINDON SUBSTITUTION

Will Randall replaces Connor Waldon, 72

4:28pm

Attendance here today is 8,618 (644 from Rotherham).

4:28pm

ROTHERHAM SUBSTITUTION

Haris Vuckic replaces Tom Hitchcock, 70

4:26pm

This has been a truly excellent second-half display so far from Swindon.

4:25pm

68 mins: McEveley hits the crossbar with a thunderbolt of a strike from the edge of the box. Will he get that Town goal today on potentially his last appearance for the club?

4:21pm

ROTHERHAM SUBSTITUTION

Michael O'Connor replaces Rob Milsom, 64

4:20pm

63 mins: Byrne's shot is only half saved by Collin, ball breaks into six-yard box but Rotherham keeper can land safely on it.

4:17pm

Swindon Town 1 (Michael Smith pen 60) Rotherham United 2

Smith sends Collin the wrong way.

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4:16pm

Penalty to Swindon after Luongo is tripped.

4:15pm

SWINDON SUBSTITUTION

George Barker replaces Ben Gladwin, 59

4:14pm

57 mins: That's a terrific save from Collin to push Smith's shot wide after the striker finds space to gallop into the area.

4:13pm

56 mins: A difficult header for Smith this time, low down from Jack Barthram's cross, is straight at Collin.

4:09pm

52 mins: Cracking build-up play from Town ends with Smith heading straight at Collin from Byrne's cross.

4:03pm

ROTHERHAM SUBSTITUTION

Kieran Agard replaces Wes Thomas, 46

4:02pm

We're off again at the County Ground.

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4:01pm

The two teams are out for the second half.

4:01pm

LEAGUE ONE HALF-TIMES

Brentford 0 Stevenage 0; Crawley 1 Bristol City 0; Crewe 1 Preston 0; Gillingham 0 Shrewsbury 0; MK Dons 0 Leyton Orient 2; Oldham 0 Notts County 0; Peterborough 0 Port Vale 0; Sheffield Utd 0 Coventry 1; Swindon 0 Rotherham 2; Tranmere 1 Bradford 0; Walsall 0 Colchester 0; Wolves 2 Carlisle 0

3:54pm

YOUR SAY

3:29pm Sat 3 May 14

Blazing Riff says

It's a fine day here in sunny Swanage so I'm off outside to mow the lawn. Hope for better things either by the time I come back in or next season!

3:47pm

HALF-TIME

Swindon Town 0 Rotherham United 2 (Wes Thomas 1, 22)

Swindon started to make an impression on the game towards the end of the half but it was all Rotherham in the opening 35 minutes. Poor marking and sloppy play on the ball led to both goals.

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3:46pm

Two minutes to be added to the first half.

3:43pm

42 mins: Nathan Byrne wants a penalty for handball when his shot strikes a Rotherham defender. Nothing coming from referee Dean Whitestone.

3:38pm

38 mins: That's a free header for Stephens, and he really should score but instead he nods straight into the arms of Adam Collin from McEveley's cross.

3:36pm

36 mins: Kari Arnason heads wide from Pringle's corner.

3:34pm

Very little to report by way of attacking intent from Town. Rotherham much the better side.

3:29pm

28 mins: Ben Gladwin, who's not having his best game, lays off for Louis Thompson on the edge of the box; he drills just over the bar.

3:24pm

Swindon Town 0 Rotherham Utd 2 (Wes Thomas 22)

It's another piece of sloppy football in midfield, where Stephens gives the ball away too easily in midfield, Ben Pringle crosses from the left and finds Thomas unmarked at the back post. The striker nods in off the crossbar.

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3:21pm

Plenty of hustle and bustle from Swindon Town so far but a few clumsy touches are hindering them from putting Rotherham under pressure.

3:13pm

13 mins: A mistake by Raphael Branco gives Tom Hitchcock the chance to shoot from a narrow angle but it's high and wide.

3:11pm

11 mins: This is a big chance for Lee Frecklington to make it two after a heavy touch from Jack Stephens in the box but he balloons over the bar.

3:03pm

Swindon Town 0 Rotherham Utd 1 (Wes Thomas 1)

Easy for Rotherham as a simple throughball picks out Thomas's run and his first touch is a shot past Foderingham.

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3:00pm

We're off and running at the County Ground. Town defending the Town End in the first half.

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2:59pm

Before kick-off there will be a minute's applause to remember Swindon Town fans who have passed away over the course of the past year.

2:56pm

The teams are out at the County Ground. Kick-off is just moments away.

2:55pm

Swindon Town chairman Lee Power has said he thinks today will be Jay McEveley's last appearance in a Robins shirt.

Swindon Advertiser: Jay McEveley

McEveley is out of contract in the summer.

2:52pm

Rockin' Robin's head just fell off.

2:51pm

Ten minutes to go, then, until the final game of the League One season at the County Ground.

Club estimates of a 8,500-9,000 crowd are looking a little bit on the high side at the minute.

2:44pm

One of my earliest memories from watching Swindon Town was against Rotherham on a sunny day in 1995.

Ty Gooden did this...

2:40pm

Just 20 minutes to go til kick-off. The stewards have been told to expect between 8,500 and 9,000 in the crowd today.

2:36pm

MY FAVOURITE MOMENT OF 13/14

2:34pm

Just under half an hour until the final game of Swindon Town's season. Both teams are well into their warm-ups.

There's a massive gaggle of Melksham Town junior footballers in one corner of the Don Rogers Stand. Be sure to give them a good cheer during their parade later!

2:33pm

MY FAVOURITE MOMENT OF 13/14

2:28pm

MY FAVOURITE MOMENT OF 13/14

2:28pm

2:26pm

DANGER MAN

Tom Hitchcock is a livewire Rotherham striker on loan from QPR. He can do things like this...

2:24pm

YOUR SAY

12:06pm Sat 3 May 14

smirg kcab says

Looking forward to watching the best midfield player in our league
Ben Pringle

2:23pm

YOUR SAY

12:11pm Sat 3 May 14

STFC Boyo says

Come on Swindon Town.Lets finish the season with a win.

2:23pm

Fifty minutes of build-up and we still haven't breached the topic of the Advertiser Player of the Year.

If you missed it earlier today, Nathan Thompson has been voted by you, our readers, as your number one in 2013/14.

Swindon Advertiser:

NATHAN THOMPSON WITH THE PLAYER OF THE YEAR TROPHY

He reacted to winning the prize for the second season running by saying: "I’m absolutely over the moon, picking this award up for the second season on the bounce. Personally, I’ve felt that this season has been one of transition, both on and off the pitch."

2:18pm

YOUR SAY

2:14pm Sat 3 May 14

dazzastfc says

FANTASTIC TO SEE A PINEHURST BOY starting for the mighty town..

SEE I TOLD PEOPLE THAT PINEHURST WAS THE HEART OF SWINDON

Fair play to ya Conner....

2:18pm

No Alex Revell in the Rotherham starting line-up, then, which is a massive relief for Town. He always bloomin' scores against his former club.

Swindon Advertiser: Alex Revell

2:17pm

BREAKING TEAM NEWS

Swindon Town v ROTHERHAM UTD: Collin; Brindley, Arnason, Davis, Tavernier; Milsom, Frecklington, Pringle, Skarz; Hitchcock, Thomas

Substitutes: Shearer, Morgan, O'Connor, Walker, Agard, Revell, Vuckic

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2:15pm

The Swindon Town players have emerged for their warm-up. No need for tracksuits today. Gorgeous out there.

2:15pm

MAN IN THE MIDDLE

Today's referee Dean Whitestone and, for the first time this season, he doesn't come along with a red card warning or a run of games in which Town haven't won.

He's dished out 84 yellows and four reds in 2013/14, in 34 games, which we think is fairly normal. Hopefully we'll be able to reflect on a game without ridiculous officiating.

2:12pm

MY FAVOURITE MOMENT OF 13/14

2:07pm

Swindon's substitutes bench this afternoon has an average age of 19.4 years. The olders - George Barker and Tijane Reis - are the OAPs at the ripe old age of 22.

Swindon Advertiser: Tijane Reis, left, blocks a clearance from Posh's Craig Alcock

TIJANE REIS: VETERAN FOR THE DAY

2:04pm

ADVER CHIEF SPORTS WRITER SAM MORSHEAD: "I'd expect to see another 3-5-2 today, with Jack Barthram and Nathan Byrne on either flank and Jay McEveley dropping into a central defensive role.

"It's a huge chance for Connor Waldon, meanwhile, who starts alongside Michael Smith, and Barthram too will be hoping to make an impression."

2:03pm

Massimo Luongo captains Swindon Town this afternoon. Regular skipper Nathan Thompson is suspended.

2:01pm

BREAKING TEAM NEWS

SWINDON TOWN v Rotherham Utd: Foderingham; Barthram, Stephens, Branco, McEveley, Byrne; Thompson L, Gladwin, Luongo; Waldon, M Smith

Substitutes: Belford, Da Costa, Jones, Barker, Reis, Randall, Storey

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1:56pm

YOUR SAY

1:55pm Sat 3 May 14

the wizard says

With a few missing out of what many would say would be their preferred starting eleven, we can but hope that the replacements brought in go out have a good game and bring the season to a close on a high note. Then we can all concentrate on backing Power to sort out this awful mess at the board room, and that would make us all happy. Give Jed what he wants and get rid, once and for all.

1:55pm

Somehow, Swindon Town's head groundsman Marcus Cassidy didn't even get an honourably mention at the Groundsman of the Year Awards recently.

His pitch currently looks like this:

Swindon Advertiser:

The judges must prefer water features to perfect lawns.

1:53pm

When Swindon went to Rotherham in October, this happened...

...and it was awesome!

1:52pm

MY FAVOURITE MOMENT OF 13/14

1:51pm

MY FAVOURITE MOMENT OF 13/14

1:50pm

ADVER CHIEF SPORTS WRITER SAM MORSHEAD: "Well, well, well... it's all coming to an end. 

"We've been through the typical Swindon Town ups and downs this season but once again, we've reached the summer intact with a group of players to be proud of.

Swindon Advertiser: Swindon Town celebrate Louis Thompson's winning goal against Brentford on Saturday. Picture: Terry Parker

"Though the boardroom situation dampens spirits, we can't lose sight of the job done by Mark Cooper, Luke Williams, Lee Power and the players on the pitch. They've played enjoyable, entertaining football more often than not and produced some memorable moments over the course of the campaign.

"Seventh or eighth is a superb achievement. Given what's gone on behind the scenes, it is also a remarkable finish. Let's hope the management and players get a suitable send-off today. I'm sure they will."

1:47pm

MY FAVOURITE MOMENT OF 13/14

1:46pm

A quick reminder of what happened with the whole Nile Ranger saga last night - in case, somehow, you managed to miss it.

Town have terminated Ranger's contract with immediate effect.

The club held a disciplinary meeting with the player on Thursday but were silent on the outcome initially.

Swindon Advertiser: Nile Ranger challenges with Coventry's Dan Seabourne

GONE: NILE RANGER

But last night a short statement on the club's website said: "Following on from yesterday's disciplinary meeting with Nile Ranger and his PFA representative, Swindon Town Football Club can confirm that both the club and Nile Ranger have mutually agreed to a termination of Nile's contract with immediate effect."

Ranger took to his Twitter account last night to say: "NOT 1 bad THING TO SAY ABOUT SWINDON FOOTBALL CLUB.. BENT OVER BACKWARDS FOR ME... GOOD CLUB!!! THANKS!"

1:43pm

1:42pm

There's a gent, dressed in a suit, running like a chicken across the County Ground. Must be the final day of the season.

1:42pm

YOUR SAY

Matchday Live is more than just a report on today’s game, it’s an opportunity for you to tell us exactly how you feel about current events at Swindon Town.

So, whether it’s complaints about lukewarm pies in the Arkell’s Stand, concerns over the abundance of youth in the Robins’ set-up or frustration at your latest delayed train, we want to hear from you.

Getting in touch is easy, just follow one of the below options:

Twitter – Use the hashtag #stfcadver to express your opinion and follow up-to-the-second live commentary on proceedings by following chief sports writer @SamMorshead_SA

Comment – Use the box below the live blog to contribute, but please make sure to keep your thoughts clean.

1:39pm

Seeing as it's the final day of the season, we're after your favourite moments of 2013/14 from a Swindon Town perspective.

Let us know by commenting below or using the hashtag #stfcadver on Twitter.

1:37pm

TEAM NEWS

Right then, plenty to get through here before we get word of the actual teams at around 2pm.

Missing from the Swindon squad today are the suspended pair of Troy Archibald-Henville and Nathan Thompson, while Nile Ranger has had his contract terminated by the club.

Swindon Advertiser: Troy Archibald-Henville

SUSPENDED: TROY ARCHIBALD-HENVILLE

Yaser Kasim is out with a foot injury and Ryan Mason is still recovering from ankle surgery. Alex Pritchard has returned to his parent club Tottenham at the end of his loan deal.

1:33pm

Steve Evans usually has his teams fired up and around 9,000 are expected to turn up to watch what should be a cracker.

Stick with us for all the best build-up to the game, followed by in-play updates and reaction.

For the last time this season, sit back, relax and enjoy.

1:32pm

However, there are plenty of Swindon players still looking to earn themselves longer deals with the Robins, and this represents their final chance to impress in a competitive environment.

1:32pm

Rotherham United, already assured of a place in the play-offs, visit the County Ground looking to end their season on a high.

1:30pm

Good afternoon ladies and gents. It's all coming to an end. Another ridiculous season at Swindon Town reaches its climax today on a gorgeous afternoon in Wiltshire.

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10:24am Sat 3 May 14

umpcah says...

Roll on 15.00 !
Roll on 15.00 ! umpcah
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11:29am Sat 3 May 14

Old-Stager, Hilperton says...

Big shame about Nile's departure from the County Ground.
There was always an air of expectation at the County Ground when Nile Ranger was included in the team.
Considering he never looked remotely fit whilst here, he was absolute class and we will be much worse without him.
Unfortunately his off the field problems has blighted his career many times over, but that has happened to many very talented players in the past such as Georgie Best, Paul Gascoigne, Joey Barton, and Stanley Bowles to name but a few.
I for one will miss his presence at Swindon Town, and he will probably now end up playing for someone like Bristol City.
Big shame about Nile's departure from the County Ground. There was always an air of expectation at the County Ground when Nile Ranger was included in the team. Considering he never looked remotely fit whilst here, he was absolute class and we will be much worse without him. Unfortunately his off the field problems has blighted his career many times over, but that has happened to many very talented players in the past such as Georgie Best, Paul Gascoigne, Joey Barton, and Stanley Bowles to name but a few. I for one will miss his presence at Swindon Town, and he will probably now end up playing for someone like Bristol City. Old-Stager, Hilperton
  • Score: -1

12:06pm Sat 3 May 14

smirg kcab says...

Looking forward to watching the best midfield player in our league
Ben Pringle
Looking forward to watching the best midfield player in our league Ben Pringle smirg kcab
  • Score: -6

12:11pm Sat 3 May 14

STFC Boyo says...

Come on Swindon Town.Lets finish the season with a win.
Come on Swindon Town.Lets finish the season with a win. STFC Boyo
  • Score: 0

12:18pm Sat 3 May 14

Since 1950 says...

Have to leave at half time today but got to be there to pay respects to 'absent friends' in the role call before the match.

COYR!
Have to leave at half time today but got to be there to pay respects to 'absent friends' in the role call before the match. COYR! Since 1950
  • Score: 0

12:19pm Sat 3 May 14

Since 1950 says...

McCrory out!
McCrory out! Since 1950
  • Score: 4

12:36pm Sat 3 May 14

umpcah says...

Since 1950 wrote:
McCrory out!
Good idea !
[quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: McCrory out![/p][/quote]Good idea ! umpcah
  • Score: 1

1:23pm Sat 3 May 14

the wizard says...

Since 1950 wrote:
Have to leave at half time today but got to be there to pay respects to 'absent friends' in the role call before the match.

COYR!
Top man.



Agree with Jedco out. Once gone he could become an absent fiend.
[quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: Have to leave at half time today but got to be there to pay respects to 'absent friends' in the role call before the match. COYR![/p][/quote]Top man. Agree with Jedco out. Once gone he could become an absent fiend. the wizard
  • Score: 0

1:55pm Sat 3 May 14

the wizard says...

With a few missing out of what many would say would be their preferred starting eleven, we can but hope that the replacements brought in go out have a good game and bring the season to a close on a high note. Then we can all concentrate on backing Power to sort out this awful mess at the board room, and that would make us all happy. Give Jed what he wants and get rid, once and for all.
With a few missing out of what many would say would be their preferred starting eleven, we can but hope that the replacements brought in go out have a good game and bring the season to a close on a high note. Then we can all concentrate on backing Power to sort out this awful mess at the board room, and that would make us all happy. Give Jed what he wants and get rid, once and for all. the wizard
  • Score: 1

2:14pm Sat 3 May 14

dazzastfc says...

FANTASTIC TO SEE A PINEHURST BOY starting for the mighty town..

SEE I TOLD PEOPLE THAT PINEHURST WAS THE HEART OF SWINDON

Fair play to ya Conner....
FANTASTIC TO SEE A PINEHURST BOY starting for the mighty town.. SEE I TOLD PEOPLE THAT PINEHURST WAS THE HEART OF SWINDON Fair play to ya Conner.... dazzastfc
  • Score: 2

2:48pm Sat 3 May 14

Blazing Riff says...

Since 1950 wrote:
McCrory out!
He's got to be in to get out and it ain't clear that he's in in the first place ...innit!
[quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: McCrory out![/p][/quote]He's got to be in to get out and it ain't clear that he's in in the first place ...innit! Blazing Riff
  • Score: -1

3:29pm Sat 3 May 14

Blazing Riff says...

It's a fine day here in sunny Swanage so I'm off outside to mow the lawn. Hope for better things either by the time I come back in or next season!
It's a fine day here in sunny Swanage so I'm off outside to mow the lawn. Hope for better things either by the time I come back in or next season! Blazing Riff
  • Score: -4

4:28pm Sat 3 May 14

Blazing Riff says...

Blazing Riff wrote:
It's a fine day here in sunny Swanage so I'm off outside to mow the lawn. Hope for better things either by the time I come back in or next season!
Well things have improved so best I return outside to cut the back lawn!
[quote][p][bold]Blazing Riff[/bold] wrote: It's a fine day here in sunny Swanage so I'm off outside to mow the lawn. Hope for better things either by the time I come back in or next season![/p][/quote]Well things have improved so best I return outside to cut the back lawn! Blazing Riff
  • Score: -4

4:59pm Sat 3 May 14

Blazing Riff says...

Just returned and no further improvement but never mind eh! It's not been a bad season but it has been patchy. More consistency needed and that elusive 'killer' to add the touch that's been alluded to again. Possibly better fitness too. Improvement in basics please Mr. Cooper and that includes discipline. A touch of icing on the cake and who knows where we could end up next time around. I'm optimistic provided the boardroom wrangles can be ironed out but therein lies a different story altogether! Hope you all have a happy summer and we've still got the World cup to look forward too. COYR's and England too.
Just returned and no further improvement but never mind eh! It's not been a bad season but it has been patchy. More consistency needed and that elusive 'killer' to add the touch that's been alluded to again. Possibly better fitness too. Improvement in basics please Mr. Cooper and that includes discipline. A touch of icing on the cake and who knows where we could end up next time around. I'm optimistic provided the boardroom wrangles can be ironed out but therein lies a different story altogether! Hope you all have a happy summer and we've still got the World cup to look forward too. COYR's and England too. Blazing Riff
  • Score: -3

5:22pm Sat 3 May 14

Scouse Red says...

Second half was much better than the first when we were second to every loose ball and rather poor. Gutted for McEverley that his piledriver smacked against the crossbar instead of going in, deserved a goal in what looked like his last match for us, big hug from Cooper as he came off at the end.

Hopefully a new striker and a few additions, cut some of the dead wood and the last of Paolo's high earners and we go again in a couple of weeks.

Solid season, just a bit gutted that Jan and Feb we were off the pace or we could have nailed the top 6 at least.

Enjoy your summer everyone…. now where is that cricket bat?
Second half was much better than the first when we were second to every loose ball and rather poor. Gutted for McEverley that his piledriver smacked against the crossbar instead of going in, deserved a goal in what looked like his last match for us, big hug from Cooper as he came off at the end. Hopefully a new striker and a few additions, cut some of the dead wood and the last of Paolo's high earners and we go again in a couple of weeks. Solid season, just a bit gutted that Jan and Feb we were off the pace or we could have nailed the top 6 at least. Enjoy your summer everyone…. now where is that cricket bat? Scouse Red
  • Score: 1

5:24pm Sat 3 May 14

the don69 says...

We never turned up in the first half! played like we were already on holiday,but at least we had a bit of a go in the second, but over all a good season, well done Coops and our team, now please sort this cr@p out about who owns our club asap,then we can get planning for next season, OMG just heard the Gass are now in the Conference, feel sorry for their fans lol,at least they'll have a Derby with Forest Green Rovers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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We never turned up in the first half! played like we were already on holiday,but at least we had a bit of a go in the second, but over all a good season, well done Coops and our team, now please sort this cr@p out about who owns our club asap,then we can get planning for next season, OMG just heard the Gass are now in the Conference, feel sorry for their fans lol,at least they'll have a Derby with Forest Green Rovers!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!! the don69
  • Score: 11

5:31pm Sat 3 May 14

Oi Den! says...

Well done Mark Cooper. 8th place is proof of a good season's work.
Well done Mark Cooper. 8th place is proof of a good season's work. Oi Den!
  • Score: 3

5:41pm Sat 3 May 14

Brainy_G93 says...

Sorry, off subject and apologies if this is old news but never realised Nile Ranger played for us as a17 year old.

http://www.swindonad
vertiser.co.uk/sport
/2413625.Ranger_make
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Sorry, off subject and apologies if this is old news but never realised Nile Ranger played for us as a17 year old. http://www.swindonad vertiser.co.uk/sport /2413625.Ranger_make s_an_impression/ Brainy_G93
  • Score: 1

5:49pm Sat 3 May 14

Bassett Hound says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Well done Mark Cooper. 8th place is proof of a good season's work.
It certainly is Den, next year could be the making of Mark Cooper he seems to work well with Lee Power and I would think he will have a big say in who we bring in,I hope so anyway.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Well done Mark Cooper. 8th place is proof of a good season's work.[/p][/quote]It certainly is Den, next year could be the making of Mark Cooper he seems to work well with Lee Power and I would think he will have a big say in who we bring in,I hope so anyway. Bassett Hound
  • Score: 3

6:24pm Sat 3 May 14

RogerJ1969 says...

smirg kcab wrote:
Looking forward to watching the best midfield player in our league
Ben Pringle
You are a shrewd judge of a player (not) Mass made him look like a camel
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: Looking forward to watching the best midfield player in our league Ben Pringle[/p][/quote]You are a shrewd judge of a player (not) Mass made him look like a camel RogerJ1969
  • Score: 3

6:42pm Sat 3 May 14

Di kanny oh says...

Yes that was a good season and very unexpected but lets not kid ourselves goals from Ranger and Ajose certainly helped keep us in this Division and without them we would have been struggling. Today showed up the glaring problem of scoring goals and we certainly need a couple of decent strikers for sure and gutted really that Ranger could not control his life off the pitch as he would have been fantastic to lead the Town next season but that's all gone now. Surprised Jay has been shown the door but may be the knee issue has done him no favors and I'm sure he needs another operation but will be missed he has been brilliant last few months and had a great game today. Town had a great second half today and showed some good form after a nightmare first half and did suffer with so many players missing I feel. Love to see Stephens back next season and keep our Troy that would be good to build on but certainly can't see Fods being here next year but hope I'm wrong.
Yes that was a good season and very unexpected but lets not kid ourselves goals from Ranger and Ajose certainly helped keep us in this Division and without them we would have been struggling. Today showed up the glaring problem of scoring goals and we certainly need a couple of decent strikers for sure and gutted really that Ranger could not control his life off the pitch as he would have been fantastic to lead the Town next season but that's all gone now. Surprised Jay has been shown the door but may be the knee issue has done him no favors and I'm sure he needs another operation but will be missed he has been brilliant last few months and had a great game today. Town had a great second half today and showed some good form after a nightmare first half and did suffer with so many players missing I feel. Love to see Stephens back next season and keep our Troy that would be good to build on but certainly can't see Fods being here next year but hope I'm wrong. Di kanny oh
  • Score: 3

6:59pm Sat 3 May 14

swwindon61uk says...

Definite game of two half's. Rotherham totally deserved their lead at half time.
But what a great comeback and we were unlucky not to get a point,but bad misses also did not help.
Myself and my best friend had a laugh in the Don Rogers though, we applauded Rotherham's very good 2nd goal and some young twank to our right said " What are you clapping their goal for" to which my mate said "Because i like watching good football", and we both laughed, kids and the society of today eh.
Definite game of two half's. Rotherham totally deserved their lead at half time. But what a great comeback and we were unlucky not to get a point,but bad misses also did not help. Myself and my best friend had a laugh in the Don Rogers though, we applauded Rotherham's very good 2nd goal and some young twank to our right said " What are you clapping their goal for" to which my mate said "Because i like watching good football", and we both laughed, kids and the society of today eh. swwindon61uk
  • Score: 2

7:02pm Sat 3 May 14

swwindon61uk says...

Final place 8th, an excellent season and big well done to Mark Cooper.
Will need a lot of work in the summer and a couple quality signings to match 8th next season and will still need a bit more work to get in the playoffs.
Final place 8th, an excellent season and big well done to Mark Cooper. Will need a lot of work in the summer and a couple quality signings to match 8th next season and will still need a bit more work to get in the playoffs. swwindon61uk
  • Score: 1

7:56pm Sat 3 May 14

the wizard says...

Now that is what I call a clear out. Well defined and as soon after the final whistle as it probably gets, and probably more to go too.

That old rotating door looks like its been well oiled in readiness. Better season and what most expected, now just get rid of the Luton snouts out of our club trough. Board room exorcism needed.
Now that is what I call a clear out. Well defined and as soon after the final whistle as it probably gets, and probably more to go too. That old rotating door looks like its been well oiled in readiness. Better season and what most expected, now just get rid of the Luton snouts out of our club trough. Board room exorcism needed. the wizard
  • Score: 2

9:02pm Sat 3 May 14

The Jockster says...

RogerJ1969 wrote:
smirg kcab wrote:
Looking forward to watching the best midfield player in our league
Ben Pringle
You are a shrewd judge of a player (not) Mass made him look like a camel
Sorry I'm with Grim. Pringle looked sharp and made some telling passes and incisive runs. No doubt about Luongo's ability and today like so many games this season we saw it only in patches. My mom was Jmac and not based on sentiment just because it was his last game. His commitment all season has never wavered and was again evident today and his cards whilst somewhat rash sometimes never didn't show that. I'll miss chatting up his mrs. At away games lol! I wish him all the best.
Don69's summation pretty much nailed it - we were already on hols when they were two up and pegging it back was always going to be difficult. Thought Smiths touch was better today and on the second half showing were perhaps worth a point.
It's going to be an interesting summer with the ownership wrangle, the reduced budget and a smaller squad to look forward to.
Finally well done Cooperman on getting us to 8th place as a rookie manager, yes you've made some gaafes but you've also had to work on a shoestring and deal with the Ranger shenanigans. End of term report 7.5/10 and look to do better next season given the tools for the job.
[quote][p][bold]RogerJ1969[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: Looking forward to watching the best midfield player in our league Ben Pringle[/p][/quote]You are a shrewd judge of a player (not) Mass made him look like a camel[/p][/quote]Sorry I'm with Grim. Pringle looked sharp and made some telling passes and incisive runs. No doubt about Luongo's ability and today like so many games this season we saw it only in patches. My mom was Jmac and not based on sentiment just because it was his last game. His commitment all season has never wavered and was again evident today and his cards whilst somewhat rash sometimes never didn't show that. I'll miss chatting up his mrs. At away games lol! I wish him all the best. Don69's summation pretty much nailed it - we were already on hols when they were two up and pegging it back was always going to be difficult. Thought Smiths touch was better today and on the second half showing were perhaps worth a point. It's going to be an interesting summer with the ownership wrangle, the reduced budget and a smaller squad to look forward to. Finally well done Cooperman on getting us to 8th place as a rookie manager, yes you've made some gaafes but you've also had to work on a shoestring and deal with the Ranger shenanigans. End of term report 7.5/10 and look to do better next season given the tools for the job. The Jockster
  • Score: 0

10:26pm Sat 3 May 14

Oi Den! says...

The Jockster wrote:
RogerJ1969 wrote:
smirg kcab wrote:
Looking forward to watching the best midfield player in our league
Ben Pringle
You are a shrewd judge of a player (not) Mass made him look like a camel
Sorry I'm with Grim. Pringle looked sharp and made some telling passes and incisive runs. No doubt about Luongo's ability and today like so many games this season we saw it only in patches. My mom was Jmac and not based on sentiment just because it was his last game. His commitment all season has never wavered and was again evident today and his cards whilst somewhat rash sometimes never didn't show that. I'll miss chatting up his mrs. At away games lol! I wish him all the best.
Don69's summation pretty much nailed it - we were already on hols when they were two up and pegging it back was always going to be difficult. Thought Smiths touch was better today and on the second half showing were perhaps worth a point.
It's going to be an interesting summer with the ownership wrangle, the reduced budget and a smaller squad to look forward to.
Finally well done Cooperman on getting us to 8th place as a rookie manager, yes you've made some gaafes but you've also had to work on a shoestring and deal with the Ranger shenanigans. End of term report 7.5/10 and look to do better next season given the tools for the job.
Considering the circs this season, I'd say 9 out of 10. First half today showed up his squad's weaknesses again. They brushed us aside so easily. At half time I couldn't see us scoring from open play, although we did give them a few scares later. By the way, it looked a very soft pen from where I was sitting but nobody else has mentioned it so I suppose the ref got it right.
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RogerJ1969[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: Looking forward to watching the best midfield player in our league Ben Pringle[/p][/quote]You are a shrewd judge of a player (not) Mass made him look like a camel[/p][/quote]Sorry I'm with Grim. Pringle looked sharp and made some telling passes and incisive runs. No doubt about Luongo's ability and today like so many games this season we saw it only in patches. My mom was Jmac and not based on sentiment just because it was his last game. His commitment all season has never wavered and was again evident today and his cards whilst somewhat rash sometimes never didn't show that. I'll miss chatting up his mrs. At away games lol! I wish him all the best. Don69's summation pretty much nailed it - we were already on hols when they were two up and pegging it back was always going to be difficult. Thought Smiths touch was better today and on the second half showing were perhaps worth a point. It's going to be an interesting summer with the ownership wrangle, the reduced budget and a smaller squad to look forward to. Finally well done Cooperman on getting us to 8th place as a rookie manager, yes you've made some gaafes but you've also had to work on a shoestring and deal with the Ranger shenanigans. End of term report 7.5/10 and look to do better next season given the tools for the job.[/p][/quote]Considering the circs this season, I'd say 9 out of 10. First half today showed up his squad's weaknesses again. They brushed us aside so easily. At half time I couldn't see us scoring from open play, although we did give them a few scares later. By the way, it looked a very soft pen from where I was sitting but nobody else has mentioned it so I suppose the ref got it right. Oi Den!
  • Score: 2

10:29pm Sat 3 May 14

the wizard says...

The Jockster wrote:
RogerJ1969 wrote:
smirg kcab wrote:
Looking forward to watching the best midfield player in our league
Ben Pringle
You are a shrewd judge of a player (not) Mass made him look like a camel
Sorry I'm with Grim. Pringle looked sharp and made some telling passes and incisive runs. No doubt about Luongo's ability and today like so many games this season we saw it only in patches. My mom was Jmac and not based on sentiment just because it was his last game. His commitment all season has never wavered and was again evident today and his cards whilst somewhat rash sometimes never didn't show that. I'll miss chatting up his mrs. At away games lol! I wish him all the best.
Don69's summation pretty much nailed it - we were already on hols when they were two up and pegging it back was always going to be difficult. Thought Smiths touch was better today and on the second half showing were perhaps worth a point.
It's going to be an interesting summer with the ownership wrangle, the reduced budget and a smaller squad to look forward to.
Finally well done Cooperman on getting us to 8th place as a rookie manager, yes you've made some gaafes but you've also had to work on a shoestring and deal with the Ranger shenanigans. End of term report 7.5/10 and look to do better next season given the tools for the job.
Jock, I'll end the season with a flurry and give you a + as I do a lot of the time. I think your summing up was about correct. The "exit" list was quick, but I'm not surprised Jay has gone as he needs all the money he can get now for the next few years and we obviously don't measure up to that expectation. I'll also be surprised if TAH stays, but on reflection the pay as you play is a fair offer given his indifferent fitness, but he is worth his money, as in my view he has saved us so many times. His reading of the game in my view has increased and no doubt he was a bit rusty after so long out. As you say the board needs to get sorted, and we now stand a chance at the start of next season being a sustainable club on our own footing at last. The next few weeks will no doubt be frustrating and interesting.
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RogerJ1969[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: Looking forward to watching the best midfield player in our league Ben Pringle[/p][/quote]You are a shrewd judge of a player (not) Mass made him look like a camel[/p][/quote]Sorry I'm with Grim. Pringle looked sharp and made some telling passes and incisive runs. No doubt about Luongo's ability and today like so many games this season we saw it only in patches. My mom was Jmac and not based on sentiment just because it was his last game. His commitment all season has never wavered and was again evident today and his cards whilst somewhat rash sometimes never didn't show that. I'll miss chatting up his mrs. At away games lol! I wish him all the best. Don69's summation pretty much nailed it - we were already on hols when they were two up and pegging it back was always going to be difficult. Thought Smiths touch was better today and on the second half showing were perhaps worth a point. It's going to be an interesting summer with the ownership wrangle, the reduced budget and a smaller squad to look forward to. Finally well done Cooperman on getting us to 8th place as a rookie manager, yes you've made some gaafes but you've also had to work on a shoestring and deal with the Ranger shenanigans. End of term report 7.5/10 and look to do better next season given the tools for the job.[/p][/quote]Jock, I'll end the season with a flurry and give you a + as I do a lot of the time. I think your summing up was about correct. The "exit" list was quick, but I'm not surprised Jay has gone as he needs all the money he can get now for the next few years and we obviously don't measure up to that expectation. I'll also be surprised if TAH stays, but on reflection the pay as you play is a fair offer given his indifferent fitness, but he is worth his money, as in my view he has saved us so many times. His reading of the game in my view has increased and no doubt he was a bit rusty after so long out. As you say the board needs to get sorted, and we now stand a chance at the start of next season being a sustainable club on our own footing at last. The next few weeks will no doubt be frustrating and interesting. the wizard
  • Score: 3

11:25pm Sat 3 May 14

LydiardRED67 says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Well done Mark Cooper. 8th place is proof of a good season's work.
Agree wholeherartedly Den, and as a second, lets hope this season of professional football buries the hoodoo of his previous league experience at Posh.

He has done a cracking job, as have the players, as has Power
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Well done Mark Cooper. 8th place is proof of a good season's work.[/p][/quote]Agree wholeherartedly Den, and as a second, lets hope this season of professional football buries the hoodoo of his previous league experience at Posh. He has done a cracking job, as have the players, as has Power LydiardRED67
  • Score: 4

12:12am Sun 4 May 14

Cleuso says...

For all the doomsters..happy days eh ?

Remember the ides of March... 15th to be precise...a 0-0 draw at Bristol City that day took us to 48 points..the 1st of March game took us to 47...both sufficient to keep us up despite your protestations at the time that relegation was still on the cards.
For all the doomsters..happy days eh ? Remember the ides of March... 15th to be precise...a 0-0 draw at Bristol City that day took us to 48 points..the 1st of March game took us to 47...both sufficient to keep us up despite your protestations at the time that relegation was still on the cards. Cleuso
  • Score: 3

5:48am Sun 4 May 14

STFC Boyo says...

A very big thank you 2 every one at Swindon Town.Great season.
A very big thank you 2 every one at Swindon Town.Great season. STFC Boyo
  • Score: 3

8:55am Sun 4 May 14

lifelong red says...

So its pats on the back and handshakes all round - what a sudden turnaround from the , cooper out days.
So its pats on the back and handshakes all round - what a sudden turnaround from the , cooper out days. lifelong red
  • Score: 0

9:02am Sun 4 May 14

The Jockster says...

Oi Den! wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
RogerJ1969 wrote:
smirg kcab wrote:
Looking forward to watching the best midfield player in our league
Ben Pringle
You are a shrewd judge of a player (not) Mass made him look like a camel
Sorry I'm with Grim. Pringle looked sharp and made some telling passes and incisive runs. No doubt about Luongo's ability and today like so many games this season we saw it only in patches. My mom was Jmac and not based on sentiment just because it was his last game. His commitment all season has never wavered and was again evident today and his cards whilst somewhat rash sometimes never didn't show that. I'll miss chatting up his mrs. At away games lol! I wish him all the best.
Don69's summation pretty much nailed it - we were already on hols when they were two up and pegging it back was always going to be difficult. Thought Smiths touch was better today and on the second half showing were perhaps worth a point.
It's going to be an interesting summer with the ownership wrangle, the reduced budget and a smaller squad to look forward to.
Finally well done Cooperman on getting us to 8th place as a rookie manager, yes you've made some gaafes but you've also had to work on a shoestring and deal with the Ranger shenanigans. End of term report 7.5/10 and look to do better next season given the tools for the job.
Considering the circs this season, I'd say 9 out of 10. First half today showed up his squad's weaknesses again. They brushed us aside so easily. At half time I couldn't see us scoring from open play, although we did give them a few scares later. By the way, it looked a very soft pen from where I was sitting but nobody else has mentioned it so I suppose the ref got it right.
Blimey Den I reckon you've got the hots for Cooperman lol! I think 9/10 is a tad over generous. Yes he's done well in the circumstances as I think most would agree but IMO he's more than once shown a lack of tactical nous that just might have made a difference, sticking so bloodymindedly to playing Hall and Ward ( what's happening with him I wonder?) springs readily to mind. All academic though as there were other factors and ifs. If ranger had applied himself instead of going AWOL , if our talented midfield had been more consistent etc.
Wiz - yep never a dull moment following STFC - have a good summer.

Finally good luck to Wes at his new club wherever that is, can't see him giving us yet another season he's surely championship calibre.

See Gary Roberts has been voted L2 player of the season, but that's his level I feel.

Wonder what the roller coaster has in store for next season?
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RogerJ1969[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: Looking forward to watching the best midfield player in our league Ben Pringle[/p][/quote]You are a shrewd judge of a player (not) Mass made him look like a camel[/p][/quote]Sorry I'm with Grim. Pringle looked sharp and made some telling passes and incisive runs. No doubt about Luongo's ability and today like so many games this season we saw it only in patches. My mom was Jmac and not based on sentiment just because it was his last game. His commitment all season has never wavered and was again evident today and his cards whilst somewhat rash sometimes never didn't show that. I'll miss chatting up his mrs. At away games lol! I wish him all the best. Don69's summation pretty much nailed it - we were already on hols when they were two up and pegging it back was always going to be difficult. Thought Smiths touch was better today and on the second half showing were perhaps worth a point. It's going to be an interesting summer with the ownership wrangle, the reduced budget and a smaller squad to look forward to. Finally well done Cooperman on getting us to 8th place as a rookie manager, yes you've made some gaafes but you've also had to work on a shoestring and deal with the Ranger shenanigans. End of term report 7.5/10 and look to do better next season given the tools for the job.[/p][/quote]Considering the circs this season, I'd say 9 out of 10. First half today showed up his squad's weaknesses again. They brushed us aside so easily. At half time I couldn't see us scoring from open play, although we did give them a few scares later. By the way, it looked a very soft pen from where I was sitting but nobody else has mentioned it so I suppose the ref got it right.[/p][/quote]Blimey Den I reckon you've got the hots for Cooperman lol! I think 9/10 is a tad over generous. Yes he's done well in the circumstances as I think most would agree but IMO he's more than once shown a lack of tactical nous that just might have made a difference, sticking so bloodymindedly to playing Hall and Ward ( what's happening with him I wonder?) springs readily to mind. All academic though as there were other factors and ifs. If ranger had applied himself instead of going AWOL , if our talented midfield had been more consistent etc. Wiz - yep never a dull moment following STFC - have a good summer. Finally good luck to Wes at his new club wherever that is, can't see him giving us yet another season he's surely championship calibre. See Gary Roberts has been voted L2 player of the season, but that's his level I feel. Wonder what the roller coaster has in store for next season? The Jockster
  • Score: -1

10:25am Sun 4 May 14

mancrobin says...

Thought the game summed up the season really, 2 different Swindon's in each half. The second half was very good and McEverley and Llonguo were the stand outs. Gladwin looks a bit slow and cumbersome at time but also looks a class footballer.

Really sorry to hear Jay has been released, he has the experience and attitude that will be sorely missed in such a young squad. What a cracking shot yesterday that hit the bar! I reckon the defender running towards the ball saw him charging at it and bottled out.

Also enjoyed my couple of pints of 3 B's in the Swiss Chalet beforehand.
Thought the game summed up the season really, 2 different Swindon's in each half. The second half was very good and McEverley and Llonguo were the stand outs. Gladwin looks a bit slow and cumbersome at time but also looks a class footballer. Really sorry to hear Jay has been released, he has the experience and attitude that will be sorely missed in such a young squad. What a cracking shot yesterday that hit the bar! I reckon the defender running towards the ball saw him charging at it and bottled out. Also enjoyed my couple of pints of 3 B's in the Swiss Chalet beforehand. mancrobin
  • Score: 1

10:31am Sun 4 May 14

the wizard says...

I see the Pox have failed again, and Gas have sunk deeper now onto the depths of the Conference. Sad. For what its worth I'll predict now that Messrs Pardew, Atkins and Lambert will all be looking for new posts this summer, and I'll be surprised if Leeds manager Brian McDermott keeps his post.: Hats off to Dyche for doing a brilliant job in getting Burnley up. I see Caddis hit headlines and became a hero for Brum in injury time and Town old boy Lucas Jutkiewicz scored and Town favourite Danny Ward came good with a hat trick, on the last day of this rather up and down season.
The next few weeks here, will be rather interesting especially if Power does decide to dish the dirt on Jed, somehow I don't think he will.
I see the Pox have failed again, and Gas have sunk deeper now onto the depths of the Conference. Sad. For what its worth I'll predict now that Messrs Pardew, Atkins and Lambert will all be looking for new posts this summer, and I'll be surprised if Leeds manager Brian McDermott keeps his post.: Hats off to Dyche for doing a brilliant job in getting Burnley up. I see Caddis hit headlines and became a hero for Brum in injury time and Town old boy Lucas Jutkiewicz scored and Town favourite Danny Ward came good with a hat trick, on the last day of this rather up and down season. The next few weeks here, will be rather interesting especially if Power does decide to dish the dirt on Jed, somehow I don't think he will. the wizard
  • Score: -1

10:47am Sun 4 May 14

Oi Den! says...

Nice one Jock! If you're right that he stuck bloodymindedly to the Ward-Hall partnership, then fair enough. I'd probably take it down to 7/10. But do we know that was the case? Early in the season Archibald-Henville was injured, Branco would have been a big gamble and Stephens had not appeared on the horizon. If you add to that the facts that Power admitted he usually says "no" to Cooper and the "play them or we take them back" arrangement for the Spurs players, I think there's a strong case for suggesting Cooper had very little choice.

Disagree completely on the tactical nous. His tactics have brought us several wins against top teams that I wouldn't have thought possible. It was rarely fantastic to watch. It couldn't be, as it was all about making sure our lightweight players weren't overrun in midfield - the only way we could keep our heads above water. If we don't strengthen in the right areas next season, we'll probably be in for more of the same. Hope that's not the case.

For me, a measure of Cooper's achievement is that not one player has had an outstanding season - and yet somehow we've managed to finish 8th.
Nice one Jock! If you're right that he stuck bloodymindedly to the Ward-Hall partnership, then fair enough. I'd probably take it down to 7/10. But do we know that was the case? Early in the season Archibald-Henville was injured, Branco would have been a big gamble and Stephens had not appeared on the horizon. If you add to that the facts that Power admitted he usually says "no" to Cooper and the "play them or we take them back" arrangement for the Spurs players, I think there's a strong case for suggesting Cooper had very little choice. Disagree completely on the tactical nous. His tactics have brought us several wins against top teams that I wouldn't have thought possible. It was rarely fantastic to watch. It couldn't be, as it was all about making sure our lightweight players weren't overrun in midfield - the only way we could keep our heads above water. If we don't strengthen in the right areas next season, we'll probably be in for more of the same. Hope that's not the case. For me, a measure of Cooper's achievement is that not one player has had an outstanding season - and yet somehow we've managed to finish 8th. Oi Den!
  • Score: 3

12:20pm Sun 4 May 14

dazzastfc says...

HOW THE FRUCK WAS THAT A GOOD SEASON......

WE LOST 18 GAMES...
With the players we had here this season we should have made the play offs at least...
The players are not fit..The football has been boring on a lot of occasion...
We went through a 16 game miserable lack lustre poor run getting 12 points from 48...

SO AGAIN HOW WAS THAT A GOOD SEASON....
HOW THE FRUCK WAS THAT A GOOD SEASON...... WE LOST 18 GAMES... With the players we had here this season we should have made the play offs at least... The players are not fit..The football has been boring on a lot of occasion... We went through a 16 game miserable lack lustre poor run getting 12 points from 48... SO AGAIN HOW WAS THAT A GOOD SEASON.... dazzastfc
  • Score: -4

12:22pm Sun 4 May 14

smirg kcab says...

RogerJ1969 wrote:
smirg kcab wrote:
Looking forward to watching the best midfield player in our league
Ben Pringle
You are a shrewd judge of a player (not) Mass made him look like a camel
The camel created two goals lol
[quote][p][bold]RogerJ1969[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: Looking forward to watching the best midfield player in our league Ben Pringle[/p][/quote]You are a shrewd judge of a player (not) Mass made him look like a camel[/p][/quote]The camel created two goals lol smirg kcab
  • Score: -2

2:01pm Sun 4 May 14

Oi Den! says...

dazzastfc wrote:
HOW THE FRUCK WAS THAT A GOOD SEASON......

WE LOST 18 GAMES...
With the players we had here this season we should have made the play offs at least...
The players are not fit..The football has been boring on a lot of occasion...
We went through a 16 game miserable lack lustre poor run getting 12 points from 48...

SO AGAIN HOW WAS THAT A GOOD SEASON....
DAZ, I say it was a good season because we had a squad with a number of big weaknesses in it. We had a poor defence for half the season, plus a non-striking strike force and a lightweight midfield for most of it. You obviously think the squad was stronger than I do. We all want promotion but a lot of us - me included - thought we were in for a relegation battle. That's why we're happy.
[quote][p][bold]dazzastfc[/bold] wrote: HOW THE FRUCK WAS THAT A GOOD SEASON...... WE LOST 18 GAMES... With the players we had here this season we should have made the play offs at least... The players are not fit..The football has been boring on a lot of occasion... We went through a 16 game miserable lack lustre poor run getting 12 points from 48... SO AGAIN HOW WAS THAT A GOOD SEASON....[/p][/quote]DAZ, I say it was a good season because we had a squad with a number of big weaknesses in it. We had a poor defence for half the season, plus a non-striking strike force and a lightweight midfield for most of it. You obviously think the squad was stronger than I do. We all want promotion but a lot of us - me included - thought we were in for a relegation battle. That's why we're happy. Oi Den!
  • Score: 0

4:04pm Sun 4 May 14

swwindon61uk says...

Also have to add i thought Waldron looked more accomplished than Story up front.
It the end for Story i think...
Also have to add i thought Waldron looked more accomplished than Story up front. It the end for Story i think... swwindon61uk
  • Score: 0

4:17pm Sun 4 May 14

swwindon61uk says...

dazzastfc wrote:
HOW THE FRUCK WAS THAT A GOOD SEASON......

WE LOST 18 GAMES...
With the players we had here this season we should have made the play offs at least...
The players are not fit..The football has been boring on a lot of occasion...
We went through a 16 game miserable lack lustre poor run getting 12 points from 48...

SO AGAIN HOW WAS THAT A GOOD SEASON....
Because most of realize we are not Real Madrid or Bayern Munich and do not have the capability of going the season unbeaten.
You keep going on about this 12 or 16 games but a lot of those were draws, granted we only won 2 but the fact is we managed to pick up points in all bar 6 games of those games and that helped us to get to a very good 8th place.
We finished off the season getting 19 out 30 points against a lot of good teams, yet i don't see much credit posted about that.
What would have been an "acceptable" amount of losses then?
[quote][p][bold]dazzastfc[/bold] wrote: HOW THE FRUCK WAS THAT A GOOD SEASON...... WE LOST 18 GAMES... With the players we had here this season we should have made the play offs at least... The players are not fit..The football has been boring on a lot of occasion... We went through a 16 game miserable lack lustre poor run getting 12 points from 48... SO AGAIN HOW WAS THAT A GOOD SEASON....[/p][/quote]Because most of realize we are not Real Madrid or Bayern Munich and do not have the capability of going the season unbeaten. You keep going on about this 12 or 16 games but a lot of those were draws, granted we only won 2 but the fact is we managed to pick up points in all bar 6 games of those games and that helped us to get to a very good 8th place. We finished off the season getting 19 out 30 points against a lot of good teams, yet i don't see much credit posted about that. What would have been an "acceptable" amount of losses then? swwindon61uk
  • Score: 0

4:37pm Sun 4 May 14

dazzastfc says...

swwindon61uk wrote:
dazzastfc wrote:
HOW THE FRUCK WAS THAT A GOOD SEASON......

WE LOST 18 GAMES...
With the players we had here this season we should have made the play offs at least...
The players are not fit..The football has been boring on a lot of occasion...
We went through a 16 game miserable lack lustre poor run getting 12 points from 48...

SO AGAIN HOW WAS THAT A GOOD SEASON....
Because most of realize we are not Real Madrid or Bayern Munich and do not have the capability of going the season unbeaten.
You keep going on about this 12 or 16 games but a lot of those were draws, granted we only won 2 but the fact is we managed to pick up points in all bar 6 games of those games and that helped us to get to a very good 8th place.
We finished off the season getting 19 out 30 points against a lot of good teams, yet i don't see much credit posted about that.
What would have been an "acceptable" amount of losses then?
Sorry i was wrong 19 points from 19 games...We also lost are last 2 games...
With the 6 draws they were against Crawley home and away...
Colchester home Stevenage home..Bradford..wals
all away..
6 points against that lot and your still happy...But then the boring football we played they im not suprised

I know football is all about opinions and thats mine..
When you or others put up the facts you dont see me trying to pick the bones out of that...So why TRY and think you can do it to me
[quote][p][bold]swwindon61uk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dazzastfc[/bold] wrote: HOW THE FRUCK WAS THAT A GOOD SEASON...... WE LOST 18 GAMES... With the players we had here this season we should have made the play offs at least... The players are not fit..The football has been boring on a lot of occasion... We went through a 16 game miserable lack lustre poor run getting 12 points from 48... SO AGAIN HOW WAS THAT A GOOD SEASON....[/p][/quote]Because most of realize we are not Real Madrid or Bayern Munich and do not have the capability of going the season unbeaten. You keep going on about this 12 or 16 games but a lot of those were draws, granted we only won 2 but the fact is we managed to pick up points in all bar 6 games of those games and that helped us to get to a very good 8th place. We finished off the season getting 19 out 30 points against a lot of good teams, yet i don't see much credit posted about that. What would have been an "acceptable" amount of losses then?[/p][/quote]Sorry i was wrong 19 points from 19 games...We also lost are last 2 games... With the 6 draws they were against Crawley home and away... Colchester home Stevenage home..Bradford..wals all away.. 6 points against that lot and your still happy...But then the boring football we played they im not suprised I know football is all about opinions and thats mine.. When you or others put up the facts you dont see me trying to pick the bones out of that...So why TRY and think you can do it to me dazzastfc
  • Score: -3

5:04pm Sun 4 May 14

swwindon61uk says...

dazzastfc wrote:
swwindon61uk wrote:
dazzastfc wrote:
HOW THE FRUCK WAS THAT A GOOD SEASON......

WE LOST 18 GAMES...
With the players we had here this season we should have made the play offs at least...
The players are not fit..The football has been boring on a lot of occasion...
We went through a 16 game miserable lack lustre poor run getting 12 points from 48...

SO AGAIN HOW WAS THAT A GOOD SEASON....
Because most of realize we are not Real Madrid or Bayern Munich and do not have the capability of going the season unbeaten.
You keep going on about this 12 or 16 games but a lot of those were draws, granted we only won 2 but the fact is we managed to pick up points in all bar 6 games of those games and that helped us to get to a very good 8th place.
We finished off the season getting 19 out 30 points against a lot of good teams, yet i don't see much credit posted about that.
What would have been an "acceptable" amount of losses then?
Sorry i was wrong 19 points from 19 games...We also lost are last 2 games...
With the 6 draws they were against Crawley home and away...
Colchester home Stevenage home..Bradford..wals

all away..
6 points against that lot and your still happy...But then the boring football we played they im not suprised

I know football is all about opinions and thats mine..
When you or others put up the facts you dont see me trying to pick the bones out of that...So why TRY and think you can do it to me
To right it is about opinions and i do respect yours believe it or not and will leave at that.
What i will say i always look at an away point as a good point against anyone.
You are right we were in a rut but this is why i was also glad we managed to get at least some points on the board.
Massive effort in the pre- season to repeat finishing 8th but i will be hoping we get into the playoffs next season.
[quote][p][bold]dazzastfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]swwindon61uk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dazzastfc[/bold] wrote: HOW THE FRUCK WAS THAT A GOOD SEASON...... WE LOST 18 GAMES... With the players we had here this season we should have made the play offs at least... The players are not fit..The football has been boring on a lot of occasion... We went through a 16 game miserable lack lustre poor run getting 12 points from 48... SO AGAIN HOW WAS THAT A GOOD SEASON....[/p][/quote]Because most of realize we are not Real Madrid or Bayern Munich and do not have the capability of going the season unbeaten. You keep going on about this 12 or 16 games but a lot of those were draws, granted we only won 2 but the fact is we managed to pick up points in all bar 6 games of those games and that helped us to get to a very good 8th place. We finished off the season getting 19 out 30 points against a lot of good teams, yet i don't see much credit posted about that. What would have been an "acceptable" amount of losses then?[/p][/quote]Sorry i was wrong 19 points from 19 games...We also lost are last 2 games... With the 6 draws they were against Crawley home and away... Colchester home Stevenage home..Bradford..wals all away.. 6 points against that lot and your still happy...But then the boring football we played they im not suprised I know football is all about opinions and thats mine.. When you or others put up the facts you dont see me trying to pick the bones out of that...So why TRY and think you can do it to me[/p][/quote]To right it is about opinions and i do respect yours believe it or not and will leave at that. What i will say i always look at an away point as a good point against anyone. You are right we were in a rut but this is why i was also glad we managed to get at least some points on the board. Massive effort in the pre- season to repeat finishing 8th but i will be hoping we get into the playoffs next season. swwindon61uk
  • Score: 1

6:00pm Sun 4 May 14

the wizard says...

The best "win" we will have this season is when Power ousts the Jedco from the board room,
The best "win" we will have this season is when Power ousts the Jedco from the board room, the wizard
  • Score: -1

6:07pm Sun 4 May 14

RogerJ1969 says...

swwindon61uk wrote:
Also have to add i thought Waldron looked more accomplished than Story up front.
It the end for Story i think...
Thought young Randall looked lively when he came one, made some good runs and look spacey.
[quote][p][bold]swwindon61uk[/bold] wrote: Also have to add i thought Waldron looked more accomplished than Story up front. It the end for Story i think...[/p][/quote]Thought young Randall looked lively when he came one, made some good runs and look spacey. RogerJ1969
  • Score: 0

6:07pm Sun 4 May 14

RogerJ1969 says...

swwindon61uk wrote:
Also have to add i thought Waldron looked more accomplished than Story up front.
It the end for Story i think...
Thought young Randall looked lively when he came one, made some good runs and look spacey.
[quote][p][bold]swwindon61uk[/bold] wrote: Also have to add i thought Waldron looked more accomplished than Story up front. It the end for Story i think...[/p][/quote]Thought young Randall looked lively when he came one, made some good runs and look spacey. RogerJ1969
  • Score: 0

6:26pm Sun 4 May 14

dazzastfc says...

swwindon61uk wrote:
dazzastfc wrote:
swwindon61uk wrote:
dazzastfc wrote:
HOW THE FRUCK WAS THAT A GOOD SEASON......

WE LOST 18 GAMES...
With the players we had here this season we should have made the play offs at least...
The players are not fit..The football has been boring on a lot of occasion...
We went through a 16 game miserable lack lustre poor run getting 12 points from 48...

SO AGAIN HOW WAS THAT A GOOD SEASON....
Because most of realize we are not Real Madrid or Bayern Munich and do not have the capability of going the season unbeaten.
You keep going on about this 12 or 16 games but a lot of those were draws, granted we only won 2 but the fact is we managed to pick up points in all bar 6 games of those games and that helped us to get to a very good 8th place.
We finished off the season getting 19 out 30 points against a lot of good teams, yet i don't see much credit posted about that.
What would have been an "acceptable" amount of losses then?
Sorry i was wrong 19 points from 19 games...We also lost are last 2 games...
With the 6 draws they were against Crawley home and away...
Colchester home Stevenage home..Bradford..wals


all away..
6 points against that lot and your still happy...But then the boring football we played they im not suprised

I know football is all about opinions and thats mine..
When you or others put up the facts you dont see me trying to pick the bones out of that...So why TRY and think you can do it to me
To right it is about opinions and i do respect yours believe it or not and will leave at that.
What i will say i always look at an away point as a good point against anyone.
You are right we were in a rut but this is why i was also glad we managed to get at least some points on the board.
Massive effort in the pre- season to repeat finishing 8th but i will be hoping we get into the playoffs next season.
It will be a long summer especially with the board room and who knows what sort of team will be here next season ...Hope something happens fast...
Hope you and everyone on here has a great summer
[quote][p][bold]swwindon61uk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dazzastfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]swwindon61uk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dazzastfc[/bold] wrote: HOW THE FRUCK WAS THAT A GOOD SEASON...... WE LOST 18 GAMES... With the players we had here this season we should have made the play offs at least... The players are not fit..The football has been boring on a lot of occasion... We went through a 16 game miserable lack lustre poor run getting 12 points from 48... SO AGAIN HOW WAS THAT A GOOD SEASON....[/p][/quote]Because most of realize we are not Real Madrid or Bayern Munich and do not have the capability of going the season unbeaten. You keep going on about this 12 or 16 games but a lot of those were draws, granted we only won 2 but the fact is we managed to pick up points in all bar 6 games of those games and that helped us to get to a very good 8th place. We finished off the season getting 19 out 30 points against a lot of good teams, yet i don't see much credit posted about that. What would have been an "acceptable" amount of losses then?[/p][/quote]Sorry i was wrong 19 points from 19 games...We also lost are last 2 games... With the 6 draws they were against Crawley home and away... Colchester home Stevenage home..Bradford..wals all away.. 6 points against that lot and your still happy...But then the boring football we played they im not suprised I know football is all about opinions and thats mine.. When you or others put up the facts you dont see me trying to pick the bones out of that...So why TRY and think you can do it to me[/p][/quote]To right it is about opinions and i do respect yours believe it or not and will leave at that. What i will say i always look at an away point as a good point against anyone. You are right we were in a rut but this is why i was also glad we managed to get at least some points on the board. Massive effort in the pre- season to repeat finishing 8th but i will be hoping we get into the playoffs next season.[/p][/quote]It will be a long summer especially with the board room and who knows what sort of team will be here next season ...Hope something happens fast... Hope you and everyone on here has a great summer dazzastfc
  • Score: 0

7:45pm Sun 4 May 14

the don69 says...

dazzastfc wrote:
swwindon61uk wrote:
dazzastfc wrote:
swwindon61uk wrote:
dazzastfc wrote:
HOW THE FRUCK WAS THAT A GOOD SEASON......

WE LOST 18 GAMES...
With the players we had here this season we should have made the play offs at least...
The players are not fit..The football has been boring on a lot of occasion...
We went through a 16 game miserable lack lustre poor run getting 12 points from 48...

SO AGAIN HOW WAS THAT A GOOD SEASON....
Because most of realize we are not Real Madrid or Bayern Munich and do not have the capability of going the season unbeaten.
You keep going on about this 12 or 16 games but a lot of those were draws, granted we only won 2 but the fact is we managed to pick up points in all bar 6 games of those games and that helped us to get to a very good 8th place.
We finished off the season getting 19 out 30 points against a lot of good teams, yet i don't see much credit posted about that.
What would have been an "acceptable" amount of losses then?
Sorry i was wrong 19 points from 19 games...We also lost are last 2 games...
With the 6 draws they were against Crawley home and away...
Colchester home Stevenage home..Bradford..wals



all away..
6 points against that lot and your still happy...But then the boring football we played they im not suprised

I know football is all about opinions and thats mine..
When you or others put up the facts you dont see me trying to pick the bones out of that...So why TRY and think you can do it to me
To right it is about opinions and i do respect yours believe it or not and will leave at that.
What i will say i always look at an away point as a good point against anyone.
You are right we were in a rut but this is why i was also glad we managed to get at least some points on the board.
Massive effort in the pre- season to repeat finishing 8th but i will be hoping we get into the playoffs next season.
It will be a long summer especially with the board room and who knows what sort of team will be here next season ...Hope something happens fast...
Hope you and everyone on here has a great summer
Look on the bright side Dazza! how do you think Bristol Rovers fans are feeling??????????
[quote][p][bold]dazzastfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]swwindon61uk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dazzastfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]swwindon61uk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dazzastfc[/bold] wrote: HOW THE FRUCK WAS THAT A GOOD SEASON...... WE LOST 18 GAMES... With the players we had here this season we should have made the play offs at least... The players are not fit..The football has been boring on a lot of occasion... We went through a 16 game miserable lack lustre poor run getting 12 points from 48... SO AGAIN HOW WAS THAT A GOOD SEASON....[/p][/quote]Because most of realize we are not Real Madrid or Bayern Munich and do not have the capability of going the season unbeaten. You keep going on about this 12 or 16 games but a lot of those were draws, granted we only won 2 but the fact is we managed to pick up points in all bar 6 games of those games and that helped us to get to a very good 8th place. We finished off the season getting 19 out 30 points against a lot of good teams, yet i don't see much credit posted about that. What would have been an "acceptable" amount of losses then?[/p][/quote]Sorry i was wrong 19 points from 19 games...We also lost are last 2 games... With the 6 draws they were against Crawley home and away... Colchester home Stevenage home..Bradford..wals all away.. 6 points against that lot and your still happy...But then the boring football we played they im not suprised I know football is all about opinions and thats mine.. When you or others put up the facts you dont see me trying to pick the bones out of that...So why TRY and think you can do it to me[/p][/quote]To right it is about opinions and i do respect yours believe it or not and will leave at that. What i will say i always look at an away point as a good point against anyone. You are right we were in a rut but this is why i was also glad we managed to get at least some points on the board. Massive effort in the pre- season to repeat finishing 8th but i will be hoping we get into the playoffs next season.[/p][/quote]It will be a long summer especially with the board room and who knows what sort of team will be here next season ...Hope something happens fast... Hope you and everyone on here has a great summer[/p][/quote]Look on the bright side Dazza! how do you think Bristol Rovers fans are feeling?????????? the don69
  • Score: 0

9:24pm Sun 4 May 14

smirg kcab says...

I take it we are keeping Wilma now
I take it we are keeping Wilma now smirg kcab
  • Score: 0

10:10pm Sun 4 May 14

The Jockster says...

smirg kcab wrote:
I take it we are keeping Wilma now
Aaaaarreggghhhh no please no!
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: I take it we are keeping Wilma now[/p][/quote]Aaaaarreggghhhh no please no! The Jockster
  • Score: -1

10:12pm Sun 4 May 14

Oi Den! says...

Haha! See my post on t'other thread Jock!
Haha! See my post on t'other thread Jock! Oi Den!
  • Score: 0

10:17pm Sun 4 May 14

the wizard says...

smirg kcab wrote:
I take it we are keeping Wilma now
I thought we initially signed him on a three year contract, I may be wrong and if I am I'll stand corrected. Would love to see him come good.
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: I take it we are keeping Wilma now[/p][/quote]I thought we initially signed him on a three year contract, I may be wrong and if I am I'll stand corrected. Would love to see him come good. the wizard
  • Score: 1

11:03pm Sun 4 May 14

old town robin says...

swwindon61uk wrote:
Also have to add i thought Waldron looked more accomplished than Story up front.
It the end for Story i think...
You must have been watching a different game to me, I can't remember one thing Waldron did that impressed, both may be given another year, but really will need to improve dramatically to make their mark at this level.
[quote][p][bold]swwindon61uk[/bold] wrote: Also have to add i thought Waldron looked more accomplished than Story up front. It the end for Story i think...[/p][/quote]You must have been watching a different game to me, I can't remember one thing Waldron did that impressed, both may be given another year, but really will need to improve dramatically to make their mark at this level. old town robin
  • Score: 0

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