Town close in on Turnbull deal

Jordan Turnbull

Jordan Turnbull

First published in Sport Swindon Advertiser: Photograph of the Author by , Sports reporter

SWINDON Town are looking to complete a season-long loan deal for Jordan Turnbull.

The 19-year-old defender was given permission by Southampton to play in last night’s friendly against Leeds United.

And Town boss Mark Cooper said after the 2-1 defeat that he is pleased to have got the youngster on board.

“He has been up near the top of our list of targets from the start, so it was pleasing to get him and accustom to the rest of players which he enjoyed.

“That is what we are aiming for (season’s long loan) if we can get him and thank you very much to them for letting him play tonight.”

With Turnbull set to complete his switch from the Premier League club, Cooper says that has not stopped their pursuit of Jack Stephens.

With the Saints currently losing a number of their top players to Liverpool and Manchester United, Cooper admits that he may have to wait a little longer.

“If you look at what is going on at Southampton, that (Stephens’ arrival) will depend on what they bring in,” Cooper told the Advertiser.

“It is ongoing, I have said all along that we need four of five players, we have got one, got another today, but I still think that we need another three.”

Cooper is still hoping that he can bring in other targets before the start of the season, while the club haven’t received any fresh bids for any of their current squad.

“There is nothing new that I can say about bringing in new players and as far as I’m aware there haven’t been any fresh bids for any of the current players,” Cooper said.

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7:22am Wed 30 Jul 14

old town robin says...

The Jack Stephens situation is understandable from Saints point of view, but if he stays there I don't think he's ready for a regular first team p[ace as centre back or midfielder. He would be a bench warmer at most IMO.
Anyway big welcome to Jordan Turnbull, let's hope we get Jack to play along side him and our defence should be pretty well sorted. Just need to get a decent striker in as we seem to still be goal shy up front.
The Jack Stephens situation is understandable from Saints point of view, but if he stays there I don't think he's ready for a regular first team p[ace as centre back or midfielder. He would be a bench warmer at most IMO. Anyway big welcome to Jordan Turnbull, let's hope we get Jack to play along side him and our defence should be pretty well sorted. Just need to get a decent striker in as we seem to still be goal shy up front. old town robin
  • Score: 5

7:29am Wed 30 Jul 14

Chish and Fips says...

I still get the feeling we are missing that leader at the back... a G. Greer type, hopefully I'm wrong.
I still get the feeling we are missing that leader at the back... a G. Greer type, hopefully I'm wrong. Chish and Fips
  • Score: 17

7:30am Wed 30 Jul 14

old town robin says...

Incorrectly said defence is sorted, it is not of course as the left back position is still up for grabs. Surprised after the initial inquiry for Smith of Liverpool there has been no further development or announcement at least.
Incorrectly said defence is sorted, it is not of course as the left back position is still up for grabs. Surprised after the initial inquiry for Smith of Liverpool there has been no further development or announcement at least. old town robin
  • Score: -3

7:34am Wed 30 Jul 14

London Red says...

Cooper said he hopes Smith deal should be confirmed in next few days
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Still not sure why so many are anti Byrne - more than capable left wingback for me
Cooper said he hopes Smith deal should be confirmed in next few days . Still not sure why so many are anti Byrne - more than capable left wingback for me London Red
  • Score: 11

7:50am Wed 30 Jul 14

Stickshaker says...

Watched Smith play first-half for L'pool at Bronby last week, looked accomplished, but did not witness his much-talked-about speed.
Think he'd have a great season with STFC as left wing-back - if we can get Brendan to repay us for taking on Anton.
Watched Smith play first-half for L'pool at Bronby last week, looked accomplished, but did not witness his much-talked-about speed. Think he'd have a great season with STFC as left wing-back - if we can get Brendan to repay us for taking on Anton. Stickshaker
  • Score: 5

7:50am Wed 30 Jul 14

ciclosporindorset says...

old town robin wrote:
Incorrectly said defence is sorted, it is not of course as the left back position is still up for grabs. Surprised after the initial inquiry for Smith of Liverpool there has been no further development or announcement at least.
Still cannot understand why so many seem to miss the news and then complain there are no updates, or is it because they cannot be glued to radio and news stations. Maybe Sam could do a weekly update of all the recent stories in press and radio for those who either cannot read or listen. Oh there I go again, that's just silly.
[quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: Incorrectly said defence is sorted, it is not of course as the left back position is still up for grabs. Surprised after the initial inquiry for Smith of Liverpool there has been no further development or announcement at least.[/p][/quote]Still cannot understand why so many seem to miss the news and then complain there are no updates, or is it because they cannot be glued to radio and news stations. Maybe Sam could do a weekly update of all the recent stories in press and radio for those who either cannot read or listen. Oh there I go again, that's just silly. ciclosporindorset
  • Score: 7

8:11am Wed 30 Jul 14

old town robin says...

LR, thanks for the update on Brad Smith, let's hope that he will be arriving soon.

I don't think fans are against Byrne, as a wingback he does seem to blow hot and cold and was very poor against the Saints and didn't look although he was fit to be honest. He sometimes doesn't get into the game enough and when going forward if he's faced with a decent full back against him he doesn't have the pace to get past on the outside and get a decent cross in. Granted he does try to get back to help the defence and until now because of his versatility he hasn't been able to nail down a position to call his own., but still a lot of work to be done to improve.

His starting place is by no means secure in a midfield of five, with Brad Smith, Rodgers, possibly Jones and maybe others looking to fill that position on the left I think he needs to up his game somewhat and show a little more attacking flare to support Michael Smith and Williams otherwise it will be the bench and he'll be used as an impact sub, he reminds me a little bit of Timlin, a nearly man who hasn't quite got enough to justify a cast iron case for selection.
LR, thanks for the update on Brad Smith, let's hope that he will be arriving soon. I don't think fans are against Byrne, as a wingback he does seem to blow hot and cold and was very poor against the Saints and didn't look although he was fit to be honest. He sometimes doesn't get into the game enough and when going forward if he's faced with a decent full back against him he doesn't have the pace to get past on the outside and get a decent cross in. Granted he does try to get back to help the defence and until now because of his versatility he hasn't been able to nail down a position to call his own., but still a lot of work to be done to improve. His starting place is by no means secure in a midfield of five, with Brad Smith, Rodgers, possibly Jones and maybe others looking to fill that position on the left I think he needs to up his game somewhat and show a little more attacking flare to support Michael Smith and Williams otherwise it will be the bench and he'll be used as an impact sub, he reminds me a little bit of Timlin, a nearly man who hasn't quite got enough to justify a cast iron case for selection. old town robin
  • Score: 0

8:29am Wed 30 Jul 14

old town robin says...

ciclosporindorset wrote:
old town robin wrote:
Incorrectly said defence is sorted, it is not of course as the left back position is still up for grabs. Surprised after the initial inquiry for Smith of Liverpool there has been no further development or announcement at least.
Still cannot understand why so many seem to miss the news and then complain there are no updates, or is it because they cannot be glued to radio and news stations. Maybe Sam could do a weekly update of all the recent stories in press and radio for those who either cannot read or listen. Oh there I go again, that's just silly.
Yes circlo it's just you being silly. The only radio I listen to is in the car and it will be to listen to music first, national news second. Maybe I should have made my "complaint" as you call it referred to STFC updates in the Adver which is my preferred choice of football news, occasionally Sam's twitter from which I have not seen anything new or of interest of late or even the washbag.

I don't know if you just have a sarcastic sense of humour or just like to be a smart arse and let us all know what a clever dick you think you are, but either way I'm not impressed with any postings that seem to take a pop at others. If you have heard some news others may not have heard about as LR did and advised Cooper hopes to tie brad Smith deal down in next couple of days.
[quote][p][bold]ciclosporindorset[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: Incorrectly said defence is sorted, it is not of course as the left back position is still up for grabs. Surprised after the initial inquiry for Smith of Liverpool there has been no further development or announcement at least.[/p][/quote]Still cannot understand why so many seem to miss the news and then complain there are no updates, or is it because they cannot be glued to radio and news stations. Maybe Sam could do a weekly update of all the recent stories in press and radio for those who either cannot read or listen. Oh there I go again, that's just silly.[/p][/quote]Yes circlo it's just you being silly. The only radio I listen to is in the car and it will be to listen to music first, national news second. Maybe I should have made my "complaint" as you call it referred to STFC updates in the Adver which is my preferred choice of football news, occasionally Sam's twitter from which I have not seen anything new or of interest of late or even the washbag. I don't know if you just have a sarcastic sense of humour or just like to be a smart arse and let us all know what a clever dick you think you are, but either way I'm not impressed with any postings that seem to take a pop at others. If you have heard some news others may not have heard about as LR did and advised Cooper hopes to tie brad Smith deal down in next couple of days. old town robin
  • Score: -4

8:41am Wed 30 Jul 14

smirg kcab says...

A slow start start, but looks a good player and a great addition to the squad
Mass, kaz superb as always, smith looks fitter and looked a handful, Wilma over to you to comment on his game.
Still glad I never paid,
Atmosphere like a morgue except when the mighty Leeds sang.
Austin was star man on show by a mile, he wasthe difference between getting a result or not
Coymr
A slow start start, but looks a good player and a great addition to the squad Mass, kaz superb as always, smith looks fitter and looked a handful, Wilma over to you to comment on his game. Still glad I never paid, Atmosphere like a morgue except when the mighty Leeds sang. Austin was star man on show by a mile, he wasthe difference between getting a result or not Coymr smirg kcab
  • Score: -11

8:49am Wed 30 Jul 14

Oi Den! says...

London Red wrote:
Cooper said he hopes Smith deal should be confirmed in next few days
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Still not sure why so many are anti Byrne - more than capable left wingback for me
He's right footed for a start. I know it's the fashion for wide players to cut inside (as Ritchie always did when he was operating on his "wrong" side) but wouldn't it be good see our players getting to the line and getting dangerous crosses in?
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Cooper said he hopes Smith deal should be confirmed in next few days . Still not sure why so many are anti Byrne - more than capable left wingback for me[/p][/quote]He's right footed for a start. I know it's the fashion for wide players to cut inside (as Ritchie always did when he was operating on his "wrong" side) but wouldn't it be good see our players getting to the line and getting dangerous crosses in? Oi Den!
  • Score: 10

8:50am Wed 30 Jul 14

Scouse Red says...

I thought young Turnbull had a very good game last night, big strong and quick and looked accomplished on the ball. On a similar note Josh Lelan from Derby also looked solid in a back 3 alongside Branco (who the announcer dude stumbles over the name every week)

Still missing some guile/creativity i thought and a left footer would be bonus as Byrne is all right foot cutting inside.

Early days yet, the concern is Lee Power's program notes from last night which simply said the "offers for our players have not met our valuations". Hopefully we won't lose Luongo who was classy again last night but i'd of given MoTM to Louis Thompson who was superb
I thought young Turnbull had a very good game last night, big strong and quick and looked accomplished on the ball. On a similar note Josh Lelan from Derby also looked solid in a back 3 alongside Branco (who the announcer dude stumbles over the name every week) Still missing some guile/creativity i thought and a left footer would be bonus as Byrne is all right foot cutting inside. Early days yet, the concern is Lee Power's program notes from last night which simply said the "offers for our players have not met our valuations". Hopefully we won't lose Luongo who was classy again last night but i'd of given MoTM to Louis Thompson who was superb Scouse Red
  • Score: 7

8:54am Wed 30 Jul 14

mancrobin says...

London Red wrote:
Cooper said he hopes Smith deal should be confirmed in next few days
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Still not sure why so many are anti Byrne - more than capable left wingback for me
I like Byrne too but do feel he is a bit dodgy in the defending department on occasions. Positioning seems to be the main problem which you'd have thought could be dealt with on the training ground.

Always likely to be the main option when we are playing 3 centre backs.

(Now waiting for the first smart @rse to respond by pointing out that we haven't got 3 centre backs :). )
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Cooper said he hopes Smith deal should be confirmed in next few days . Still not sure why so many are anti Byrne - more than capable left wingback for me[/p][/quote]I like Byrne too but do feel he is a bit dodgy in the defending department on occasions. Positioning seems to be the main problem which you'd have thought could be dealt with on the training ground. Always likely to be the main option when we are playing 3 centre backs. (Now waiting for the first smart @rse to respond by pointing out that we haven't got 3 centre backs :). ) mancrobin
  • Score: 1

9:06am Wed 30 Jul 14

port de soller says...

as for radio updates,living over here we pick up BBC Swindon on the internet (no Problems)I used to pay for the match day thing /radio/video but service was poor so quit it)
As for details and updates,Sam can only go to print with what he gets.Yes it does get boring but aint sams fault.
New players great only worrying thing is we need an mature experienced C/B built like a RED brick building who can take control and maybe a goal scorr however as MC says they do not have the money at this time
as for radio updates,living over here we pick up BBC Swindon on the internet (no Problems)I used to pay for the match day thing /radio/video but service was poor so quit it) As for details and updates,Sam can only go to print with what he gets.Yes it does get boring but aint sams fault. New players great only worrying thing is we need an mature experienced C/B built like a RED brick building who can take control and maybe a goal scorr however as MC says they do not have the money at this time port de soller
  • Score: -9

9:10am Wed 30 Jul 14

Wilesy says...

Thought Town did OK yesterday but as everyone recognises we are at least 3 players short still.

Smith worked hard up front and bagged another goal, but Williams looked rusty and later on Barker showed nothing. We so need that Ranger type of player. Hopefully 1 of the forwards we are looking at fits that bill.

Thought all 3 centre backs did OK for a first time together but the 3-5-2 system didn't fill me with confidence the defenders were pressurised in 1 on 1's far too much. At times we were cut apart and often short on numbers with Byrne and Thompson upfield and not tracking back. Personally I'm not a huge fan of Byrne in any sort of defensive role he was all right going forward though. Need a Troy type of centre back at the centre of the 3 to compliment the youngsters. Presumably Brad Smith will take that LWB role.

Midfield neat and tidy but lacking any real pace or creativity which is a worry. The usual triangles but then the ball ended up with one of the Nathan's on the wings who whilst OK going forward are not as tricky as Pritchard and their end product not as good either.

Game petered out a bit as friendlies always do but Gladwin showed glimpses from the subs that came on. Rogers passed it OK for the most part but didn't see enough from him to form an opinion.
Thought Town did OK yesterday but as everyone recognises we are at least 3 players short still. Smith worked hard up front and bagged another goal, but Williams looked rusty and later on Barker showed nothing. We so need that Ranger type of player. Hopefully 1 of the forwards we are looking at fits that bill. Thought all 3 centre backs did OK for a first time together but the 3-5-2 system didn't fill me with confidence the defenders were pressurised in 1 on 1's far too much. At times we were cut apart and often short on numbers with Byrne and Thompson upfield and not tracking back. Personally I'm not a huge fan of Byrne in any sort of defensive role he was all right going forward though. Need a Troy type of centre back at the centre of the 3 to compliment the youngsters. Presumably Brad Smith will take that LWB role. Midfield neat and tidy but lacking any real pace or creativity which is a worry. The usual triangles but then the ball ended up with one of the Nathan's on the wings who whilst OK going forward are not as tricky as Pritchard and their end product not as good either. Game petered out a bit as friendlies always do but Gladwin showed glimpses from the subs that came on. Rogers passed it OK for the most part but didn't see enough from him to form an opinion. Wilesy
  • Score: 6

9:37am Wed 30 Jul 14

dreamofacleansheet2 says...

Keep the faith people. I don't mind Bryne but the golden rule is always competition for places drives players to better performances. Smith looks positive which will provide competition for him so all good there. Get Turnbull signed and if somehow we do get Stephens back we'll then have four centre backs that show potential for the 3 slots with Nathan T as emergency cover.

We are then nearly there to having a decent looking side (subject of course to no one being sold). Whilst still nervous as it's a risky strategy to rely on loans as key signings I understand why. That said whilst I'm still wary of Power because of his past you'd have to say he can "pick" a player.

Last pre season I thought we were certain relegation fodder but I'm quietly confident of what they might achieve this year. Contrary to everyone else I'm not convinced this year's league is stronger than last years. Granted we don't have Troy (who i always massively rated) but if we can somehow get another striker and one more in midfield I think we've a chance. Whilst it's quiet on the loan front I fully believe Power is on top of it.

Keep the faith. COYR
Keep the faith people. I don't mind Bryne but the golden rule is always competition for places drives players to better performances. Smith looks positive which will provide competition for him so all good there. Get Turnbull signed and if somehow we do get Stephens back we'll then have four centre backs that show potential for the 3 slots with Nathan T as emergency cover. We are then nearly there to having a decent looking side (subject of course to no one being sold). Whilst still nervous as it's a risky strategy to rely on loans as key signings I understand why. That said whilst I'm still wary of Power because of his past you'd have to say he can "pick" a player. Last pre season I thought we were certain relegation fodder but I'm quietly confident of what they might achieve this year. Contrary to everyone else I'm not convinced this year's league is stronger than last years. Granted we don't have Troy (who i always massively rated) but if we can somehow get another striker and one more in midfield I think we've a chance. Whilst it's quiet on the loan front I fully believe Power is on top of it. Keep the faith. COYR dreamofacleansheet2
  • Score: 4

9:47am Wed 30 Jul 14

hertz says...

Mr Power was at last nights match , he cansee what we see so I am sure he will do his utmost to try and fix it . I wondered who Jordan Turnball was , credit to him to turn up and slot in like that ,I also watched with interest the young Leeds #2 , nothing of him but he was involved in everything down the right , evidenly came up through Leeds acadamy .
We need that man in middle to put his foot on the ball and hold it up for a while , still its looking promising COYR
Mr Power was at last nights match , he cansee what we see so I am sure he will do his utmost to try and fix it . I wondered who Jordan Turnball was , credit to him to turn up and slot in like that ,I also watched with interest the young Leeds #2 , nothing of him but he was involved in everything down the right , evidenly came up through Leeds acadamy . We need that man in middle to put his foot on the ball and hold it up for a while , still its looking promising COYR hertz
  • Score: 0

10:02am Wed 30 Jul 14

ciclosporindorset says...

old town robin wrote:
ciclosporindorset wrote:
old town robin wrote:
Incorrectly said defence is sorted, it is not of course as the left back position is still up for grabs. Surprised after the initial inquiry for Smith of Liverpool there has been no further development or announcement at least.
Still cannot understand why so many seem to miss the news and then complain there are no updates, or is it because they cannot be glued to radio and news stations. Maybe Sam could do a weekly update of all the recent stories in press and radio for those who either cannot read or listen. Oh there I go again, that's just silly.
Yes circlo it's just you being silly. The only radio I listen to is in the car and it will be to listen to music first, national news second. Maybe I should have made my "complaint" as you call it referred to STFC updates in the Adver which is my preferred choice of football news, occasionally Sam's twitter from which I have not seen anything new or of interest of late or even the washbag.

I don't know if you just have a sarcastic sense of humour or just like to be a smart arse and let us all know what a clever dick you think you are, but either way I'm not impressed with any postings that seem to take a pop at others. If you have heard some news others may not have heard about as LR did and advised Cooper hopes to tie brad Smith deal down in next couple of days.
Fair enough otr. I do though get frustrated by so many complaints on here not because the updates aren't available in the public domain, but just missed or not looked for by others. Consequently we see a lot of comments about such and such not informing us when they have done exactly that. Then, others get on the bandwagon, then we get a whole cascade of moans about nothing real. And yes, I have a very sarcastic sense of humour and I accept I am very smug. Nobodies perfect. there I go again.
[quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ciclosporindorset[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: Incorrectly said defence is sorted, it is not of course as the left back position is still up for grabs. Surprised after the initial inquiry for Smith of Liverpool there has been no further development or announcement at least.[/p][/quote]Still cannot understand why so many seem to miss the news and then complain there are no updates, or is it because they cannot be glued to radio and news stations. Maybe Sam could do a weekly update of all the recent stories in press and radio for those who either cannot read or listen. Oh there I go again, that's just silly.[/p][/quote]Yes circlo it's just you being silly. The only radio I listen to is in the car and it will be to listen to music first, national news second. Maybe I should have made my "complaint" as you call it referred to STFC updates in the Adver which is my preferred choice of football news, occasionally Sam's twitter from which I have not seen anything new or of interest of late or even the washbag. I don't know if you just have a sarcastic sense of humour or just like to be a smart arse and let us all know what a clever dick you think you are, but either way I'm not impressed with any postings that seem to take a pop at others. If you have heard some news others may not have heard about as LR did and advised Cooper hopes to tie brad Smith deal down in next couple of days.[/p][/quote]Fair enough otr. I do though get frustrated by so many complaints on here not because the updates aren't available in the public domain, but just missed or not looked for by others. Consequently we see a lot of comments about such and such not informing us when they have done exactly that. Then, others get on the bandwagon, then we get a whole cascade of moans about nothing real. And yes, I have a very sarcastic sense of humour and I accept I am very smug. Nobodies perfect. there I go again. ciclosporindorset
  • Score: 5

11:10am Wed 30 Jul 14

london paolo says...

Can someone give me their take on why Cooper seems hell bent on playing 3-5-2 this season? Sure, a few teams in the World Cup played 3-5-2, but they play that for good reasons to take advantage of their better players in attack.

E.g.1 they have two really pacy, attacking full backs (or, as Hoddle and Ardiles did, play converted midfielders or wingers at wing back). Or they want to play two strikers with a number 10 in the hole behind them.

But you have to have the players. Mexico, Chile had excellent attacking full backs, and Holland even played Dirk Kuyt at wing back and he's a forward. LVG is using 3-5-2 for Man Utd. this season because he has maybe four number 10s at his disposal and will play Mata just behind Rooney and Van Persie.

Which attacking options does Cooper think we have that dictates a 3-5-2 formation? It's not clear to me.
Can someone give me their take on why Cooper seems hell bent on playing 3-5-2 this season? Sure, a few teams in the World Cup played 3-5-2, but they play that for good reasons to take advantage of their better players in attack. E.g.1 they have two really pacy, attacking full backs (or, as Hoddle and Ardiles did, play converted midfielders or wingers at wing back). Or they want to play two strikers with a number 10 in the hole behind them. But you have to have the players. Mexico, Chile had excellent attacking full backs, and Holland even played Dirk Kuyt at wing back and he's a forward. LVG is using 3-5-2 for Man Utd. this season because he has maybe four number 10s at his disposal and will play Mata just behind Rooney and Van Persie. Which attacking options does Cooper think we have that dictates a 3-5-2 formation? It's not clear to me. london paolo
  • Score: 3

11:32am Wed 30 Jul 14

meadowred says...

personally think the 3 - 5 - 2 will work for us but will need the right players and a few more games for the players to get more out of it as a team. Starting 11 for the first game seems to be getting closer along with the formation, the young players have not let anybody down and seem to be able to cope well under pressure, been very impressed with Louis Thompson development /confidence so far and looked very good when going forward last night (a side to his game we have not seen much off), thought the young lad Turnbull did well considering being chucked straight in even thou think he was at the Swindon Academy as a young lad so would have known a couple of the young players. Still a bit unsure where we are going to get the width and crosses for the big two upfront as struggled in that area last night and with Storey gone have we any out and out wingers?. Also been impressed with the young Waldon in the brief spells against Southampton & Leeds perhaps another option up top. Hopefully will continue to try and pass and play football, so far not as much doom and gloom as others seem to think
personally think the 3 - 5 - 2 will work for us but will need the right players and a few more games for the players to get more out of it as a team. Starting 11 for the first game seems to be getting closer along with the formation, the young players have not let anybody down and seem to be able to cope well under pressure, been very impressed with Louis Thompson development /confidence so far and looked very good when going forward last night (a side to his game we have not seen much off), thought the young lad Turnbull did well considering being chucked straight in even thou think he was at the Swindon Academy as a young lad so would have known a couple of the young players. Still a bit unsure where we are going to get the width and crosses for the big two upfront as struggled in that area last night and with Storey gone have we any out and out wingers?. Also been impressed with the young Waldon in the brief spells against Southampton & Leeds perhaps another option up top. Hopefully will continue to try and pass and play football, so far not as much doom and gloom as others seem to think meadowred
  • Score: 3

11:57am Wed 30 Jul 14

London Red says...

He's probably hell bent on it as the 352 was the formation used in our run in - which happened to be the best run a Swindon team has produced in over 25 years!
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Also it best suits the players at his disposal
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It gives us the extra cover at the back to stop us being exposed to a long ball down the middle and a CB being out muscled or out paced to score an easy goal - had we played 3 Hall and Ward may not have looked as vunerable
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We don't have any natural wingers wiht Tijane out - but do have some attacking fullbacks in Thompson, Byrne and Barthram suited to the wingback role
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It allows us to still play 3 in the middle of the park which suits our strength as we have 3 key players there - Luongo, Thompson and Kaism
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Also it then allows us to play 2 up rather than 1 - which is better suited to our forwards now Ranger is no longer with us
He's probably hell bent on it as the 352 was the formation used in our run in - which happened to be the best run a Swindon team has produced in over 25 years! . Also it best suits the players at his disposal . It gives us the extra cover at the back to stop us being exposed to a long ball down the middle and a CB being out muscled or out paced to score an easy goal - had we played 3 Hall and Ward may not have looked as vunerable . We don't have any natural wingers wiht Tijane out - but do have some attacking fullbacks in Thompson, Byrne and Barthram suited to the wingback role . It allows us to still play 3 in the middle of the park which suits our strength as we have 3 key players there - Luongo, Thompson and Kaism . Also it then allows us to play 2 up rather than 1 - which is better suited to our forwards now Ranger is no longer with us London Red
  • Score: 0

12:17pm Wed 30 Jul 14

london paolo says...

London Red wrote:
He's probably hell bent on it as the 352 was the formation used in our run in - which happened to be the best run a Swindon team has produced in over 25 years!
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Also it best suits the players at his disposal
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It gives us the extra cover at the back to stop us being exposed to a long ball down the middle and a CB being out muscled or out paced to score an easy goal - had we played 3 Hall and Ward may not have looked as vunerable
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We don't have any natural wingers wiht Tijane out - but do have some attacking fullbacks in Thompson, Byrne and Barthram suited to the wingback role
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It allows us to still play 3 in the middle of the park which suits our strength as we have 3 key players there - Luongo, Thompson and Kaism
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Also it then allows us to play 2 up rather than 1 - which is better suited to our forwards now Ranger is no longer with us
I don't agree with some of this. Our full backs are decent but I don't see them as really threatening attacking wing backs. And where is the creativity in the number 10 role? We don't have this type of player. The three central midfielders are either holding midfielders or box to box. If you move to a 3-5-2 to cover defensive frailties at CB you're already on the back foot, rather than using it as a positive formation to accommodate attacking/creative players. Seems more of a reaction to the players we don't (yet) have rather than who we do have and I don't see a lot of goals in this team. I agree though, we don't have any wingers or a strong lone striker.
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: He's probably hell bent on it as the 352 was the formation used in our run in - which happened to be the best run a Swindon team has produced in over 25 years! . Also it best suits the players at his disposal . It gives us the extra cover at the back to stop us being exposed to a long ball down the middle and a CB being out muscled or out paced to score an easy goal - had we played 3 Hall and Ward may not have looked as vunerable . We don't have any natural wingers wiht Tijane out - but do have some attacking fullbacks in Thompson, Byrne and Barthram suited to the wingback role . It allows us to still play 3 in the middle of the park which suits our strength as we have 3 key players there - Luongo, Thompson and Kaism . Also it then allows us to play 2 up rather than 1 - which is better suited to our forwards now Ranger is no longer with us[/p][/quote]I don't agree with some of this. Our full backs are decent but I don't see them as really threatening attacking wing backs. And where is the creativity in the number 10 role? We don't have this type of player. The three central midfielders are either holding midfielders or box to box. If you move to a 3-5-2 to cover defensive frailties at CB you're already on the back foot, rather than using it as a positive formation to accommodate attacking/creative players. Seems more of a reaction to the players we don't (yet) have rather than who we do have and I don't see a lot of goals in this team. I agree though, we don't have any wingers or a strong lone striker. london paolo
  • Score: 1

12:39pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Swindon1984 says...

dreamofacleansheet2 wrote:
Keep the faith people. I don't mind Bryne but the golden rule is always competition for places drives players to better performances. Smith looks positive which will provide competition for him so all good there. Get Turnbull signed and if somehow we do get Stephens back we'll then have four centre backs that show potential for the 3 slots with Nathan T as emergency cover. We are then nearly there to having a decent looking side (subject of course to no one being sold). Whilst still nervous as it's a risky strategy to rely on loans as key signings I understand why. That said whilst I'm still wary of Power because of his past you'd have to say he can "pick" a player. Last pre season I thought we were certain relegation fodder but I'm quietly confident of what they might achieve this year. Contrary to everyone else I'm not convinced this year's league is stronger than last years. Granted we don't have Troy (who i always massively rated) but if we can somehow get another striker and one more in midfield I think we've a chance. Whilst it's quiet on the loan front I fully believe Power is on top of it. Keep the faith. COYR
Byrne looks dangerous when we can get the ball wide to him and he sets off with a bit of pace, problem is getting some end product and in order to do that the team needs to move as one, forward and back. Every man jack of them needs to take at least some responsibility for attacking and defending. That was one of the things I loved about Pritchard, not a complete player when we had him by any means but he harrassed the opposition players in midfield as well as going forward.
[quote][p][bold]dreamofacleansheet2[/bold] wrote: Keep the faith people. I don't mind Bryne but the golden rule is always competition for places drives players to better performances. Smith looks positive which will provide competition for him so all good there. Get Turnbull signed and if somehow we do get Stephens back we'll then have four centre backs that show potential for the 3 slots with Nathan T as emergency cover. We are then nearly there to having a decent looking side (subject of course to no one being sold). Whilst still nervous as it's a risky strategy to rely on loans as key signings I understand why. That said whilst I'm still wary of Power because of his past you'd have to say he can "pick" a player. Last pre season I thought we were certain relegation fodder but I'm quietly confident of what they might achieve this year. Contrary to everyone else I'm not convinced this year's league is stronger than last years. Granted we don't have Troy (who i always massively rated) but if we can somehow get another striker and one more in midfield I think we've a chance. Whilst it's quiet on the loan front I fully believe Power is on top of it. Keep the faith. COYR[/p][/quote]Byrne looks dangerous when we can get the ball wide to him and he sets off with a bit of pace, problem is getting some end product and in order to do that the team needs to move as one, forward and back. Every man jack of them needs to take at least some responsibility for attacking and defending. That was one of the things I loved about Pritchard, not a complete player when we had him by any means but he harrassed the opposition players in midfield as well as going forward. Swindon1984
  • Score: 0

1:08pm Wed 30 Jul 14

London Red says...

Luongo will provide the drive forward as we saw when he was pushed up in the Rotherham game - if we consistently play him in that role he will get better at it too rather than switching from attakcing and defensive like he did lots last year
.
He got 6 last year and I think if played purely in the attacking slot will get into double figures this season
.
Gladwin can also play that role and should be considered as Luongo's understudy this season
.
Kasim should sit and Thompson be box to box - which he showed against Brentford and Sheff U to great extent - which should see him up his goals to 5-10
.
Rodgers would be Kasim's understudy as similar - then if he comes on for Louis we should move Kasim as the box to box as he can do it as the Posh league game showed
.
Without Pritchard, N'Guessan or Murphy we can't play 442 and add Ajose to that list and 4231 is not ideal anymore either - espeically as Smith is no Ranger (but then again no one in L1 is Ranger!)
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We could potentially do it (assuming B.Smith signs) with Byrne in the wide right forward spot
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Fodders
N.Thompson Turnbull Stephens/Branco B.Smith
Kasim L.Thompson
Byrne Luongo Williams
M.Smith
.
So by having B.Smith or Byrne on the bench can see us switch between the 352 and 4231 quite easily if needed - or if N.Thompson starts at CB and Byrne right wingback we can swith between the 2 very easily with no subs needed!
Luongo will provide the drive forward as we saw when he was pushed up in the Rotherham game - if we consistently play him in that role he will get better at it too rather than switching from attakcing and defensive like he did lots last year . He got 6 last year and I think if played purely in the attacking slot will get into double figures this season . Gladwin can also play that role and should be considered as Luongo's understudy this season . Kasim should sit and Thompson be box to box - which he showed against Brentford and Sheff U to great extent - which should see him up his goals to 5-10 . Rodgers would be Kasim's understudy as similar - then if he comes on for Louis we should move Kasim as the box to box as he can do it as the Posh league game showed . Without Pritchard, N'Guessan or Murphy we can't play 442 and add Ajose to that list and 4231 is not ideal anymore either - espeically as Smith is no Ranger (but then again no one in L1 is Ranger!) . We could potentially do it (assuming B.Smith signs) with Byrne in the wide right forward spot . Fodders N.Thompson Turnbull Stephens/Branco B.Smith Kasim L.Thompson Byrne Luongo Williams M.Smith . So by having B.Smith or Byrne on the bench can see us switch between the 352 and 4231 quite easily if needed - or if N.Thompson starts at CB and Byrne right wingback we can swith between the 2 very easily with no subs needed! London Red
  • Score: -6

1:51pm Wed 30 Jul 14

smirg kcab says...

ciclosporindorset wrote:
old town robin wrote:
ciclosporindorset wrote:
old town robin wrote:
Incorrectly said defence is sorted, it is not of course as the left back position is still up for grabs. Surprised after the initial inquiry for Smith of Liverpool there has been no further development or announcement at least.
Still cannot understand why so many seem to miss the news and then complain there are no updates, or is it because they cannot be glued to radio and news stations. Maybe Sam could do a weekly update of all the recent stories in press and radio for those who either cannot read or listen. Oh there I go again, that's just silly.
Yes circlo it's just you being silly. The only radio I listen to is in the car and it will be to listen to music first, national news second. Maybe I should have made my "complaint" as you call it referred to STFC updates in the Adver which is my preferred choice of football news, occasionally Sam's twitter from which I have not seen anything new or of interest of late or even the washbag.

I don't know if you just have a sarcastic sense of humour or just like to be a smart arse and let us all know what a clever dick you think you are, but either way I'm not impressed with any postings that seem to take a pop at others. If you have heard some news others may not have heard about as LR did and advised Cooper hopes to tie brad Smith deal down in next couple of days.
Fair enough otr. I do though get frustrated by so many complaints on here not because the updates aren't available in the public domain, but just missed or not looked for by others. Consequently we see a lot of comments about such and such not informing us when they have done exactly that. Then, others get on the bandwagon, then we get a whole cascade of moans about nothing real. And yes, I have a very sarcastic sense of humour and I accept I am very smug. Nobodies perfect. there I go again.
You have a lot to say for someone who don't go.
[quote][p][bold]ciclosporindorset[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ciclosporindorset[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: Incorrectly said defence is sorted, it is not of course as the left back position is still up for grabs. Surprised after the initial inquiry for Smith of Liverpool there has been no further development or announcement at least.[/p][/quote]Still cannot understand why so many seem to miss the news and then complain there are no updates, or is it because they cannot be glued to radio and news stations. Maybe Sam could do a weekly update of all the recent stories in press and radio for those who either cannot read or listen. Oh there I go again, that's just silly.[/p][/quote]Yes circlo it's just you being silly. The only radio I listen to is in the car and it will be to listen to music first, national news second. Maybe I should have made my "complaint" as you call it referred to STFC updates in the Adver which is my preferred choice of football news, occasionally Sam's twitter from which I have not seen anything new or of interest of late or even the washbag. I don't know if you just have a sarcastic sense of humour or just like to be a smart arse and let us all know what a clever dick you think you are, but either way I'm not impressed with any postings that seem to take a pop at others. If you have heard some news others may not have heard about as LR did and advised Cooper hopes to tie brad Smith deal down in next couple of days.[/p][/quote]Fair enough otr. I do though get frustrated by so many complaints on here not because the updates aren't available in the public domain, but just missed or not looked for by others. Consequently we see a lot of comments about such and such not informing us when they have done exactly that. Then, others get on the bandwagon, then we get a whole cascade of moans about nothing real. And yes, I have a very sarcastic sense of humour and I accept I am very smug. Nobodies perfect. there I go again.[/p][/quote]You have a lot to say for someone who don't go. smirg kcab
  • Score: -2

2:12pm Wed 30 Jul 14

London Red says...

Just seen Turnball is actually a Swindon boy - who left us in 2007 to join Saint's
Just seen Turnball is actually a Swindon boy - who left us in 2007 to join Saint's London Red
  • Score: 0

3:36pm Wed 30 Jul 14

The Jockster says...

ciclosporindorset wrote:
old town robin wrote:
ciclosporindorset wrote:
old town robin wrote:
Incorrectly said defence is sorted, it is not of course as the left back position is still up for grabs. Surprised after the initial inquiry for Smith of Liverpool there has been no further development or announcement at least.
Still cannot understand why so many seem to miss the news and then complain there are no updates, or is it because they cannot be glued to radio and news stations. Maybe Sam could do a weekly update of all the recent stories in press and radio for those who either cannot read or listen. Oh there I go again, that's just silly.
Yes circlo it's just you being silly. The only radio I listen to is in the car and it will be to listen to music first, national news second. Maybe I should have made my "complaint" as you call it referred to STFC updates in the Adver which is my preferred choice of football news, occasionally Sam's twitter from which I have not seen anything new or of interest of late or even the washbag.

I don't know if you just have a sarcastic sense of humour or just like to be a smart arse and let us all know what a clever dick you think you are, but either way I'm not impressed with any postings that seem to take a pop at others. If you have heard some news others may not have heard about as LR did and advised Cooper hopes to tie brad Smith deal down in next couple of days.
Fair enough otr. I do though get frustrated by so many complaints on here not because the updates aren't available in the public domain, but just missed or not looked for by others. Consequently we see a lot of comments about such and such not informing us when they have done exactly that. Then, others get on the bandwagon, then we get a whole cascade of moans about nothing real. And yes, I have a very sarcastic sense of humour and I accept I am very smug. Nobodies perfect. there I go again.
Ciclo your penultimate final sentence needed two more words after "nobody's perfect" - the two words? "Except me" ! :)
[quote][p][bold]ciclosporindorset[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ciclosporindorset[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: Incorrectly said defence is sorted, it is not of course as the left back position is still up for grabs. Surprised after the initial inquiry for Smith of Liverpool there has been no further development or announcement at least.[/p][/quote]Still cannot understand why so many seem to miss the news and then complain there are no updates, or is it because they cannot be glued to radio and news stations. Maybe Sam could do a weekly update of all the recent stories in press and radio for those who either cannot read or listen. Oh there I go again, that's just silly.[/p][/quote]Yes circlo it's just you being silly. The only radio I listen to is in the car and it will be to listen to music first, national news second. Maybe I should have made my "complaint" as you call it referred to STFC updates in the Adver which is my preferred choice of football news, occasionally Sam's twitter from which I have not seen anything new or of interest of late or even the washbag. I don't know if you just have a sarcastic sense of humour or just like to be a smart arse and let us all know what a clever dick you think you are, but either way I'm not impressed with any postings that seem to take a pop at others. If you have heard some news others may not have heard about as LR did and advised Cooper hopes to tie brad Smith deal down in next couple of days.[/p][/quote]Fair enough otr. I do though get frustrated by so many complaints on here not because the updates aren't available in the public domain, but just missed or not looked for by others. Consequently we see a lot of comments about such and such not informing us when they have done exactly that. Then, others get on the bandwagon, then we get a whole cascade of moans about nothing real. And yes, I have a very sarcastic sense of humour and I accept I am very smug. Nobodies perfect. there I go again.[/p][/quote]Ciclo your penultimate final sentence needed two more words after "nobody's perfect" - the two words? "Except me" ! :) The Jockster
  • Score: -2

4:27pm Wed 30 Jul 14

meadowred says...

London Red wrote:
Just seen Turnball is actually a Swindon boy - who left us in 2007 to join Saint's
Always been a decent prospect and perhaps can develop with the rest of the youngsters at Swindon as a first team regular
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Just seen Turnball is actually a Swindon boy - who left us in 2007 to join Saint's[/p][/quote]Always been a decent prospect and perhaps can develop with the rest of the youngsters at Swindon as a first team regular meadowred
  • Score: 0

6:28pm Wed 30 Jul 14

dazzastfc says...

London Red wrote:
He's probably hell bent on it as the 352 was the formation used in our run in - which happened to be the best run a Swindon team has produced in over 25 years!
.
Also it best suits the players at his disposal
.
It gives us the extra cover at the back to stop us being exposed to a long ball down the middle and a CB being out muscled or out paced to score an easy goal - had we played 3 Hall and Ward may not have looked as vunerable
.
We don't have any natural wingers wiht Tijane out - but do have some attacking fullbacks in Thompson, Byrne and Barthram suited to the wingback role
.
It allows us to still play 3 in the middle of the park which suits our strength as we have 3 key players there - Luongo, Thompson and Kaism
.
Also it then allows us to play 2 up rather than 1 - which is better suited to our forwards now Ranger is no longer with us
IT WAS NOT THE BEST RUN IN,,WE LOST OUR LAST 2 GAMES
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: He's probably hell bent on it as the 352 was the formation used in our run in - which happened to be the best run a Swindon team has produced in over 25 years! . Also it best suits the players at his disposal . It gives us the extra cover at the back to stop us being exposed to a long ball down the middle and a CB being out muscled or out paced to score an easy goal - had we played 3 Hall and Ward may not have looked as vunerable . We don't have any natural wingers wiht Tijane out - but do have some attacking fullbacks in Thompson, Byrne and Barthram suited to the wingback role . It allows us to still play 3 in the middle of the park which suits our strength as we have 3 key players there - Luongo, Thompson and Kaism . Also it then allows us to play 2 up rather than 1 - which is better suited to our forwards now Ranger is no longer with us[/p][/quote]IT WAS NOT THE BEST RUN IN,,WE LOST OUR LAST 2 GAMES dazzastfc
  • Score: -3

7:08pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Chish and Fips says...

dazzastfc wrote:
London Red wrote:
He's probably hell bent on it as the 352 was the formation used in our run in - which happened to be the best run a Swindon team has produced in over 25 years!
.
Also it best suits the players at his disposal
.
It gives us the extra cover at the back to stop us being exposed to a long ball down the middle and a CB being out muscled or out paced to score an easy goal - had we played 3 Hall and Ward may not have looked as vunerable
.
We don't have any natural wingers wiht Tijane out - but do have some attacking fullbacks in Thompson, Byrne and Barthram suited to the wingback role
.
It allows us to still play 3 in the middle of the park which suits our strength as we have 3 key players there - Luongo, Thompson and Kaism
.
Also it then allows us to play 2 up rather than 1 - which is better suited to our forwards now Ranger is no longer with us
IT WAS NOT THE BEST RUN IN,,WE LOST OUR LAST 2 GAMES
Oh NO ! here we go again !! :o(
[quote][p][bold]dazzastfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: He's probably hell bent on it as the 352 was the formation used in our run in - which happened to be the best run a Swindon team has produced in over 25 years! . Also it best suits the players at his disposal . It gives us the extra cover at the back to stop us being exposed to a long ball down the middle and a CB being out muscled or out paced to score an easy goal - had we played 3 Hall and Ward may not have looked as vunerable . We don't have any natural wingers wiht Tijane out - but do have some attacking fullbacks in Thompson, Byrne and Barthram suited to the wingback role . It allows us to still play 3 in the middle of the park which suits our strength as we have 3 key players there - Luongo, Thompson and Kaism . Also it then allows us to play 2 up rather than 1 - which is better suited to our forwards now Ranger is no longer with us[/p][/quote]IT WAS NOT THE BEST RUN IN,,WE LOST OUR LAST 2 GAMES[/p][/quote]Oh NO ! here we go again !! :o( Chish and Fips
  • Score: 0

7:38pm Wed 30 Jul 14

dazzastfc says...

Chish and Fips wrote:
dazzastfc wrote:
London Red wrote:
He's probably hell bent on it as the 352 was the formation used in our run in - which happened to be the best run a Swindon team has produced in over 25 years!
.
Also it best suits the players at his disposal
.
It gives us the extra cover at the back to stop us being exposed to a long ball down the middle and a CB being out muscled or out paced to score an easy goal - had we played 3 Hall and Ward may not have looked as vunerable
.
We don't have any natural wingers wiht Tijane out - but do have some attacking fullbacks in Thompson, Byrne and Barthram suited to the wingback role
.
It allows us to still play 3 in the middle of the park which suits our strength as we have 3 key players there - Luongo, Thompson and Kaism
.
Also it then allows us to play 2 up rather than 1 - which is better suited to our forwards now Ranger is no longer with us
IT WAS NOT THE BEST RUN IN,,WE LOST OUR LAST 2 GAMES
Oh NO ! here we go again !! :o(
NO only having the crack
[quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dazzastfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: He's probably hell bent on it as the 352 was the formation used in our run in - which happened to be the best run a Swindon team has produced in over 25 years! . Also it best suits the players at his disposal . It gives us the extra cover at the back to stop us being exposed to a long ball down the middle and a CB being out muscled or out paced to score an easy goal - had we played 3 Hall and Ward may not have looked as vunerable . We don't have any natural wingers wiht Tijane out - but do have some attacking fullbacks in Thompson, Byrne and Barthram suited to the wingback role . It allows us to still play 3 in the middle of the park which suits our strength as we have 3 key players there - Luongo, Thompson and Kaism . Also it then allows us to play 2 up rather than 1 - which is better suited to our forwards now Ranger is no longer with us[/p][/quote]IT WAS NOT THE BEST RUN IN,,WE LOST OUR LAST 2 GAMES[/p][/quote]Oh NO ! here we go again !! :o([/p][/quote]NO only having the crack dazzastfc
  • Score: -5

7:46pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Steve. Brentford says...

dazzastfc wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
dazzastfc wrote:
London Red wrote:
He's probably hell bent on it as the 352 was the formation used in our run in - which happened to be the best run a Swindon team has produced in over 25 years!
.
Also it best suits the players at his disposal
.
It gives us the extra cover at the back to stop us being exposed to a long ball down the middle and a CB being out muscled or out paced to score an easy goal - had we played 3 Hall and Ward may not have looked as vunerable
.
We don't have any natural wingers wiht Tijane out - but do have some attacking fullbacks in Thompson, Byrne and Barthram suited to the wingback role
.
It allows us to still play 3 in the middle of the park which suits our strength as we have 3 key players there - Luongo, Thompson and Kaism
.
Also it then allows us to play 2 up rather than 1 - which is better suited to our forwards now Ranger is no longer with us
IT WAS NOT THE BEST RUN IN,,WE LOST OUR LAST 2 GAMES
Oh NO ! here we go again !! :o(
NO only having the crack
What the feck do they know a Daz, Diddly Squat that`s what!!

I heard Chish was really LR :O)
[quote][p][bold]dazzastfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dazzastfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: He's probably hell bent on it as the 352 was the formation used in our run in - which happened to be the best run a Swindon team has produced in over 25 years! . Also it best suits the players at his disposal . It gives us the extra cover at the back to stop us being exposed to a long ball down the middle and a CB being out muscled or out paced to score an easy goal - had we played 3 Hall and Ward may not have looked as vunerable . We don't have any natural wingers wiht Tijane out - but do have some attacking fullbacks in Thompson, Byrne and Barthram suited to the wingback role . It allows us to still play 3 in the middle of the park which suits our strength as we have 3 key players there - Luongo, Thompson and Kaism . Also it then allows us to play 2 up rather than 1 - which is better suited to our forwards now Ranger is no longer with us[/p][/quote]IT WAS NOT THE BEST RUN IN,,WE LOST OUR LAST 2 GAMES[/p][/quote]Oh NO ! here we go again !! :o([/p][/quote]NO only having the crack[/p][/quote]What the feck do they know a Daz, Diddly Squat that`s what!! I heard Chish was really LR :O) Steve. Brentford
  • Score: -1

8:38pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Chish and Fips says...

dazzastfc wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
dazzastfc wrote:
London Red wrote:
He's probably hell bent on it as the 352 was the formation used in our run in - which happened to be the best run a Swindon team has produced in over 25 years!
.
Also it best suits the players at his disposal
.
It gives us the extra cover at the back to stop us being exposed to a long ball down the middle and a CB being out muscled or out paced to score an easy goal - had we played 3 Hall and Ward may not have looked as vunerable
.
We don't have any natural wingers wiht Tijane out - but do have some attacking fullbacks in Thompson, Byrne and Barthram suited to the wingback role
.
It allows us to still play 3 in the middle of the park which suits our strength as we have 3 key players there - Luongo, Thompson and Kaism
.
Also it then allows us to play 2 up rather than 1 - which is better suited to our forwards now Ranger is no longer with us
IT WAS NOT THE BEST RUN IN,,WE LOST OUR LAST 2 GAMES
Oh NO ! here we go again !! :o(
NO only having the crack
Your a sucker for punishment then eh :o)
[quote][p][bold]dazzastfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dazzastfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: He's probably hell bent on it as the 352 was the formation used in our run in - which happened to be the best run a Swindon team has produced in over 25 years! . Also it best suits the players at his disposal . It gives us the extra cover at the back to stop us being exposed to a long ball down the middle and a CB being out muscled or out paced to score an easy goal - had we played 3 Hall and Ward may not have looked as vunerable . We don't have any natural wingers wiht Tijane out - but do have some attacking fullbacks in Thompson, Byrne and Barthram suited to the wingback role . It allows us to still play 3 in the middle of the park which suits our strength as we have 3 key players there - Luongo, Thompson and Kaism . Also it then allows us to play 2 up rather than 1 - which is better suited to our forwards now Ranger is no longer with us[/p][/quote]IT WAS NOT THE BEST RUN IN,,WE LOST OUR LAST 2 GAMES[/p][/quote]Oh NO ! here we go again !! :o([/p][/quote]NO only having the crack[/p][/quote]Your a sucker for punishment then eh :o) Chish and Fips
  • Score: 1

8:41pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Chish and Fips says...

Sorry ' you're ' not ' your' - spotted that before before the site spelling masters pulled me up ... :o)
Sorry ' you're ' not ' your' - spotted that before before the site spelling masters pulled me up ... :o) Chish and Fips
  • Score: 0

9:33pm Wed 30 Jul 14

ciclosporindorset says...

The Jockster wrote:
ciclosporindorset wrote:
old town robin wrote:
ciclosporindorset wrote:
old town robin wrote:
Incorrectly said defence is sorted, it is not of course as the left back position is still up for grabs. Surprised after the initial inquiry for Smith of Liverpool there has been no further development or announcement at least.
Still cannot understand why so many seem to miss the news and then complain there are no updates, or is it because they cannot be glued to radio and news stations. Maybe Sam could do a weekly update of all the recent stories in press and radio for those who either cannot read or listen. Oh there I go again, that's just silly.
Yes circlo it's just you being silly. The only radio I listen to is in the car and it will be to listen to music first, national news second. Maybe I should have made my "complaint" as you call it referred to STFC updates in the Adver which is my preferred choice of football news, occasionally Sam's twitter from which I have not seen anything new or of interest of late or even the washbag.

I don't know if you just have a sarcastic sense of humour or just like to be a smart arse and let us all know what a clever dick you think you are, but either way I'm not impressed with any postings that seem to take a pop at others. If you have heard some news others may not have heard about as LR did and advised Cooper hopes to tie brad Smith deal down in next couple of days.
Fair enough otr. I do though get frustrated by so many complaints on here not because the updates aren't available in the public domain, but just missed or not looked for by others. Consequently we see a lot of comments about such and such not informing us when they have done exactly that. Then, others get on the bandwagon, then we get a whole cascade of moans about nothing real. And yes, I have a very sarcastic sense of humour and I accept I am very smug. Nobodies perfect. there I go again.
Ciclo your penultimate final sentence needed two more words after "nobody's perfect" - the two words? "Except me" ! :)
Spot on Jock. Oh and you too of course. Xx
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ciclosporindorset[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ciclosporindorset[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: Incorrectly said defence is sorted, it is not of course as the left back position is still up for grabs. Surprised after the initial inquiry for Smith of Liverpool there has been no further development or announcement at least.[/p][/quote]Still cannot understand why so many seem to miss the news and then complain there are no updates, or is it because they cannot be glued to radio and news stations. Maybe Sam could do a weekly update of all the recent stories in press and radio for those who either cannot read or listen. Oh there I go again, that's just silly.[/p][/quote]Yes circlo it's just you being silly. The only radio I listen to is in the car and it will be to listen to music first, national news second. Maybe I should have made my "complaint" as you call it referred to STFC updates in the Adver which is my preferred choice of football news, occasionally Sam's twitter from which I have not seen anything new or of interest of late or even the washbag. I don't know if you just have a sarcastic sense of humour or just like to be a smart arse and let us all know what a clever dick you think you are, but either way I'm not impressed with any postings that seem to take a pop at others. If you have heard some news others may not have heard about as LR did and advised Cooper hopes to tie brad Smith deal down in next couple of days.[/p][/quote]Fair enough otr. I do though get frustrated by so many complaints on here not because the updates aren't available in the public domain, but just missed or not looked for by others. Consequently we see a lot of comments about such and such not informing us when they have done exactly that. Then, others get on the bandwagon, then we get a whole cascade of moans about nothing real. And yes, I have a very sarcastic sense of humour and I accept I am very smug. Nobodies perfect. there I go again.[/p][/quote]Ciclo your penultimate final sentence needed two more words after "nobody's perfect" - the two words? "Except me" ! :)[/p][/quote]Spot on Jock. Oh and you too of course. Xx ciclosporindorset
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