SWINDON TOWN: Town academy to face Shrivenham in pre-season

Swindon Town's academy will face Shrivenham in pre-season

Swindon Town's academy will face Shrivenham in pre-season

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SWINDON Town's youth team will visit Shrivenham in a pre-season friendly in July, the Hellenic League club have confirmed.

The Robins academy are scheduled to make the trip to Barrington Park on Tuesday, July 8 with kick-off at 7.45pm.

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4:32pm Mon 19 May 14

chrystovski says...

I do love an away game but this one might be a bit too far to travel to.
I do love an away game but this one might be a bit too far to travel to. chrystovski
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4:51pm Mon 19 May 14

Next Tuesday says...

What the hell is Cooper playing at arranging silly games like this one? Last preseason we were playing Tottenham, now we’re playing Shrivenham and Supermarine. I can’t see anything but a relegation battle on the cards, since other teams are bound to arrange better friendlies and actually be prepared for the new season.
What the hell is Cooper playing at arranging silly games like this one? Last preseason we were playing Tottenham, now we’re playing Shrivenham and Supermarine. I can’t see anything but a relegation battle on the cards, since other teams are bound to arrange better friendlies and actually be prepared for the new season. Next Tuesday
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5:18pm Mon 19 May 14

swwindon61uk says...

Next Tuesday wrote:
What the hell is Cooper playing at arranging silly games like this one? Last preseason we were playing Tottenham, now we’re playing Shrivenham and Supermarine. I can’t see anything but a relegation battle on the cards, since other teams are bound to arrange better friendlies and actually be prepared for the new season.
So you think the 3 games that have been announced is all we are going to play?
More "bigger" games to come for sure, not sure Spurs will be here again though
Last pre-season we were embroiled in off field rubbish and i think it had a bit of an affect, this latest hoo ha off the field is not going to help us either IMHO.
So if we do play Spurs again pre-season you reckon we will get promoted then? :-)
We always play Marine.
[quote][p][bold]Next Tuesday[/bold] wrote: What the hell is Cooper playing at arranging silly games like this one? Last preseason we were playing Tottenham, now we’re playing Shrivenham and Supermarine. I can’t see anything but a relegation battle on the cards, since other teams are bound to arrange better friendlies and actually be prepared for the new season.[/p][/quote]So you think the 3 games that have been announced is all we are going to play? More "bigger" games to come for sure, not sure Spurs will be here again though Last pre-season we were embroiled in off field rubbish and i think it had a bit of an affect, this latest hoo ha off the field is not going to help us either IMHO. So if we do play Spurs again pre-season you reckon we will get promoted then? :-) We always play Marine. swwindon61uk
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6:20pm Mon 19 May 14

Fernham Red says...

Premier league friendlies are a bonus not a gimme however you look at it and on most occasions they'll only bring the second or third string with them. In terms of competition playing a couple of full strength championship sides would be a fair marker of where we've got to. Bournemouth, Brighton and Reading are all local enough and fit that bill. The relegated trio of Norwich, Fulham and Cardiff Would all be good away fixtures. Saints and Spurs would clearly be the golden ticket but I'm not sure lightening will strike twice (though I live in hope).
Premier league friendlies are a bonus not a gimme however you look at it and on most occasions they'll only bring the second or third string with them. In terms of competition playing a couple of full strength championship sides would be a fair marker of where we've got to. Bournemouth, Brighton and Reading are all local enough and fit that bill. The relegated trio of Norwich, Fulham and Cardiff Would all be good away fixtures. Saints and Spurs would clearly be the golden ticket but I'm not sure lightening will strike twice (though I live in hope). Fernham Red
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6:23pm Mon 19 May 14

oo-r-ya? says...

Next Tuesday wrote:
What the hell is Cooper playing at arranging silly games like this one? Last preseason we were playing Tottenham, now we’re playing Shrivenham and Supermarine. I can’t see anything but a relegation battle on the cards, since other teams are bound to arrange better friendlies and actually be prepared for the new season.
Pillock - there are two key words in this article; youth and academy. Read the article properly before going off on one.
[quote][p][bold]Next Tuesday[/bold] wrote: What the hell is Cooper playing at arranging silly games like this one? Last preseason we were playing Tottenham, now we’re playing Shrivenham and Supermarine. I can’t see anything but a relegation battle on the cards, since other teams are bound to arrange better friendlies and actually be prepared for the new season.[/p][/quote]Pillock - there are two key words in this article; youth and academy. Read the article properly before going off on one. oo-r-ya?
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6:31pm Mon 19 May 14

Fernham Red says...

Fairford and Shriv are par for the course for our youth teams and what better way to support the local communities around Swindon.
Supermarine are our B team - so we are showing good loyalty and tradition there too.
10 out of 10 so far. We can only control the friendlies where we are the bigger club - in that regard we are being pro-active. Who's to say we're not negotiating some bigger games right now?
Obviously big names are a draw but some of these teams haven't even finished the season yet - I'm prepared to sit quiet and see how things pan out.
Last pre-season was hardly a failure now, was it?
Fairford and Shriv are par for the course for our youth teams and what better way to support the local communities around Swindon. Supermarine are our B team - so we are showing good loyalty and tradition there too. 10 out of 10 so far. We can only control the friendlies where we are the bigger club - in that regard we are being pro-active. Who's to say we're not negotiating some bigger games right now? Obviously big names are a draw but some of these teams haven't even finished the season yet - I'm prepared to sit quiet and see how things pan out. Last pre-season was hardly a failure now, was it? Fernham Red
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6:50pm Mon 19 May 14

Oi Den! says...

Next Tuesday wrote:
What the hell is Cooper playing at arranging silly games like this one? Last preseason we were playing Tottenham, now we’re playing Shrivenham and Supermarine. I can’t see anything but a relegation battle on the cards, since other teams are bound to arrange better friendlies and actually be prepared for the new season.
Looks like the irony's fallen on stony ground.

Like you (I think!), I couldn't give a monkey's who we play in friendlies. The results don't matter either.
[quote][p][bold]Next Tuesday[/bold] wrote: What the hell is Cooper playing at arranging silly games like this one? Last preseason we were playing Tottenham, now we’re playing Shrivenham and Supermarine. I can’t see anything but a relegation battle on the cards, since other teams are bound to arrange better friendlies and actually be prepared for the new season.[/p][/quote]Looks like the irony's fallen on stony ground. Like you (I think!), I couldn't give a monkey's who we play in friendlies. The results don't matter either. Oi Den!
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8:13pm Mon 19 May 14

Paul12001 says...

The title of the piece and the write up make it very clear that this is not a first team friendly, that the youth team will be playing Shrivenham
The title of the piece and the write up make it very clear that this is not a first team friendly, that the youth team will be playing Shrivenham Paul12001
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10:22pm Mon 19 May 14

Oi Den! says...

Paul12001 wrote:
The title of the piece and the write up make it very clear that this is not a first team friendly, that the youth team will be playing Shrivenham
I think NT was just taking the mickey out of those who complain about low grade opposition in friendlies. Maybe PDC took it a bit too far with the matches against Italian pub teams but the games are really only training sessions, whether it's the first team or the youths involved. The results are very rarely any kind of indicator of what's to come when the real business starts.
[quote][p][bold]Paul12001[/bold] wrote: The title of the piece and the write up make it very clear that this is not a first team friendly, that the youth team will be playing Shrivenham[/p][/quote]I think NT was just taking the mickey out of those who complain about low grade opposition in friendlies. Maybe PDC took it a bit too far with the matches against Italian pub teams but the games are really only training sessions, whether it's the first team or the youths involved. The results are very rarely any kind of indicator of what's to come when the real business starts. Oi Den!
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7:33am Tue 20 May 14

old town robin says...

Slightly off topic, have I missed an announcement for a week pre-season bonding get together at the seaside or are they not having one this year?
Slightly off topic, have I missed an announcement for a week pre-season bonding get together at the seaside or are they not having one this year? old town robin
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7:49am Tue 20 May 14

WirralRed says...

Next Tuesday wrote:
What the hell is Cooper playing at arranging silly games like this one? Last preseason we were playing Tottenham, now we’re playing Shrivenham and Supermarine. I can’t see anything but a relegation battle on the cards, since other teams are bound to arrange better friendlies and actually be prepared for the new season.
'Youth Team' 'Academy' I don't think Spurs would fancy taking on such formidable opponents...
[quote][p][bold]Next Tuesday[/bold] wrote: What the hell is Cooper playing at arranging silly games like this one? Last preseason we were playing Tottenham, now we’re playing Shrivenham and Supermarine. I can’t see anything but a relegation battle on the cards, since other teams are bound to arrange better friendlies and actually be prepared for the new season.[/p][/quote]'Youth Team' 'Academy' I don't think Spurs would fancy taking on such formidable opponents... WirralRed
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11:24am Tue 20 May 14

MidlandRobin says...

old town robin wrote:
Slightly off topic, have I missed an announcement for a week pre-season bonding get together at the seaside or are they not having one this year?
I don't think they have the funds ;)
[quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: Slightly off topic, have I missed an announcement for a week pre-season bonding get together at the seaside or are they not having one this year?[/p][/quote]I don't think they have the funds ;) MidlandRobin
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