LiveMATCHDAY LIVE: Swindon Town v Scunthorpe Utd

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Summary

  • REPORTING BY SAM MORSHEAD
  • FT: Town 3 (Luongo 3, M Smith 12, 45) Scunthorpe 1 (Madden 20)
  • Marcus Williams sent off for pushing Nathan Thompson in the face
  • Lelan unavailable to face Luton
  • Rodgers set for scan on knee injury

5:46pm

And that's about it from me this afternoon. What a superb way to start the season.

We'll all congregate in Luton on Tuesday night for the first round of the Capital One Cup. I hope you can join us then.

For now, enjoy your weekends.

5:40pm

Jordan Turnbull is talking to the media now - his first interviews after arriving on loan from Southampton.

"I think it was great to make my league debut and most important the win was a great win. Playing in a stadium in front of a good crowd was great for me," he said.

"We've got to stay focused, keep playing the way we've been playing. We went into the half on a high, stuck at it and played very well in the second half to get the win.

"The players are a lot mroe physical in this league. The whole point that points are at stake means you need to put more effort in. I think we've done that today."

5:30pm

Massimo Luongo is in front of the media now. Here's what he's had to say:

"It's brilliant for myself. The gaffer has always said to be a top midfielder you need to score 10 goals plus a season. That sets me up.

Swindon Advertiser: Town's Massimo Luongo

Massimo Luongo

"As a team, we're all young and seeing that goal go in first lights the day up. 

"I think naturally we're quite open but it doesn't seem much risk if you get the goal. It's up to the older heads to keep it disciplined and for the guys in the middle to be more vocal."

5:25pm

YOUR SAY

5:22pm Sat 9 Aug 14

STFC Boyo says

Great game.Well done 2 every1 at Swindon Town

5:25pm

5:18pm

Anton Rodgers has had a relapse of a knee injury. No indication of length of time out. Scan on Monday.

5:18pm

Mark Cooper seems very down to earth this evening despite the nature of his team's victory.

"I'm pleased we sent the fans home happy, it's a really good performance and a good start," he said.

"No matter what anybody says about (Michael Smith) he scores goals."

5:16pm

More from Swindon Town manager Mark Cooper

"We could have had five or six goals easily in the second half. We're back to work in the morning, we're going to work again defensively because we know there's work to do.

"We could have another defender come in if it works out right. We're just waiting for that one to get over the line."

5:15pm

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

"I thought we were really good for the first so many minutes. It was wave after wave of attacks. We managed to get two goals up, two really good goals. We let Scunthorpe back into it.

Swindon Advertiser: Town caretaker boss Mark Cooper

Mark Cooper

"We've got a lot of young players at the back, a lot of naivety. We've got a lot of work to do at the back, we know that. We hoped we had enough firepower to see it off and we did."

5:11pm

There's a real buzz amongst the Swindon media contingent after that performance from Town. How about the fans? How are you feeling this evening?

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

5:00pm

Right, time to head downstairs to speak to a, you'd imagine, very happy Mark Cooper. Stay tuned.

4:58pm

FULL-TIME

Swindon Town 3 (Luongo 3; M Smith 12, 45) Scunthorpe Utd 1 (Madden 20)

A thoroughly entertaining, encouraging and exciting performance from Swindon Town, who passed the ball around nicely, took their chances well and showed real potential for the future.

It's too early to start getting carried away but I imagine a large number of the 7,000-strong crowd here will be heading home pleasantly surprised.

4:55pm

Four minutes to be added to the second half.

4:53pm

89 mins: Luongo heads Byrne's cross wide. If he'd left it, Gladwin scores.

4:47pm

SCUNTHORPE SUBSTITUTION

Matt Sparrow replaces Deon Burton, 83

4:44pm

RED CARD

Marcus Williams has pushed both of his hands into Nathan Thompson's face. You can't do that. He's off, 79

4:42pm

The attendance here is 7,060 (454 from Scunthorpe).

4:37pm

73 mins: Williams's shot is cleared off the line at the back post by Nolan after wonderful work from Luongo.

4:35pm

SWINDON DOUBLE SUBSTITUTION

Raphael Branco and Andy Williams replace Josh Lelan and Michael Smith, 71

4:33pm

YELLOW CARD

Michael Smith goes in the book for a foul on Eddie Nolan, 69

4:30pm

65 mins: We've just seen another superb save from a point-blank header by Foderingham. This time it was Madden who missed from about a dozen inches at the back post.

4:28pm

SCUNTHORPE SUBSTITUTION

Lyle Taylor replaces Jennison Myrie-Williams, 64

4:26pm

62 mins: Luongo plays in Byrne, who cuts inside and his deflected shot is turned wide for a corner by Slocombe.

4:21pm

Swindon are enjoying a lot of possession at the start of this second half, but haven't had a clear sight of goal yet.

4:17pm

52 mins: Madden gets onto another long ball down the middle of the Town defence but his shot is tame and straight at Foderingham.

4:12pm

48 mins: Luongo plays in Michael Smith but his cross-shot hits the side-netting.

4:09pm

And we're under way again at the County Ground. Town are attacking towards the Town End in the second half.

4:06pm

The teams are back out for the second half at the County Ground.

4:03pm

YOUR SAY

3:19pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Moonraker1983 says

Well colour me surprised. The preseason games I saw showed a lack of cutting edge and no idea where the goals would come from. Well done to Cooper for sorting that out, two goals in the opening 15 minutes is great. Press on, hopefully Williams will nick one as well.

4:00pm

Just a quicky. Swindon Town are top of the league. Enough of that nonsense chat, there's a very real need for the hosts to tighten up defensively in the second half if they're going to take all three points.

3:59pm

LEAGUE ONE HALF-TIMES

Barnsley 0 Crawley 0; Bradford 1 Coventry 1; Colchester 1 Oldham 2; Fleetwood 0 Crewe 0; Leyton Orient 0 Chesterfield 1; MK Dons 1 Gillingham 2; Port Vale 1 Walsall 0; Preston 0 Notts County 0; Rochdale 0 Peterborough 0; Swindon 3 Scunthorpe 1; Yeovil 0 Doncaster 1.

3:54pm

HALF-TIME

Swindon Town 3 (Luongo 3, M Smith 12, 45) Scunthorpe Utd 1 (Madden 20)

Time to catch your breath. A fantastic first 45 minutes of the season. Swindon steamed out of the blocks, Scunthorpe pegged them back only for Michael Smith to re-establish the two-goal lead on the stroke of half-time. 

More of the same in the second half would be great, though but for a few fluffed chances and excellent saves from Wes Foderingham, Town may well have found themselves in a very different situation.

3:52pm

Swindon Town 3 (M Smith 45) Scunthorpe Utd 1

I'm not sure how much Michael Smith knew about this, when it rebounded off the post from Gladwin's shot and into his path. But it went in.

3:49pm

45 mins: Byrne drags a shot wide from the edge of the area.

3:48pm

45 mins: Burton's snap volley from 18 yards falls just wide.

3:46pm

Seven minutes will be added to the first half.

3:43pm

43 mins: Turnbull's header is deflected over for a corner.

3:39pm

39 mins: Gary McSheffrey takes an air shot at Myrie-Williams's cross. He's six yards out with the goal gaping. Big miss.

3:37pm

36 minutes: Myrie-Williams takes aim from the edge of the box but he slices the ball high and wide.

3:36pm

35 mins: Foderingham spills a low cross, the ball falls to Madden and his shot is going in but for Turnbull's backside. The defender knew nothing about it.

3:35pm

There are 10 minutes remaining in the first half and Swindon are slowly starting to impress themselves on the game again.

3:32pm

The game has lost its edge a little in the last five minutes or so. Passes going astray from both sides.

3:22pm

22 mins: Foderingham is down and requiring treatment after a collision, but it looks like he'll be okay.

3:21pm

Swindon Town 2 Scunthorpe United 1 (Madden 20)

This is where the worry is with Swindon this season. The defence. Everyone knows how clinical Paddy Madden is in front of goal but Swindon have allowed the Irishman to run straight through the middle of their defence.

He comfortably slots past Foderingham. From a position of total control, Swindon are now wobbling a little.

3:19pm

17 mins: That is a terrific save from Wes Foderingham to keep out Jennison Myrie-Williams's header from point-blank range. Corner.

3:16pm

14 mins: Luongo drags a shot wide from distance when he really should have passed to the unmarked Byrne. Never mind, you can hardly have a go at Town for the start they've made.

3:15pm

Swindon Town 2 (M Smith 12) Scunthorpe Utd 0

Town have flown out of the blocks here. It's a wonderful sweeping move involving Jordan Turnbull, Yaser Kasim and Louis Thompson, with the latter crossing for Smith to tap home.

Breathless, breathtaking stuff.

3:11pm

SCUNTHORPE SUBSTITUTION

Deon Burton replaces David Syers, 11

3:11pm

Nine mins: Somehow Scunthorpe get away without a penalty being given against them when Byrne is tripped in the box by Neal Bishop.

3:07pm

There's been a nasty clash between Josh Lelan and David Syers, with the Scunthorpe man coming off worse. He's already received three minutes of treatment.

3:06pm

Swindon Town 1 (Luongo 3) Scunthorpe Utd 0

Well, that was quick. Ben Gladwin breaks with the ball, slips in Nathan Byrne down the right and the wing-back's cross is prodded beyond Sam Slocombe by Massimo Luongo, who scores his first goal since November 30.

3:03pm

It's a cagey start from both sides, with the ball spending most of the time in the air.

3:00pm

We're under way at the County Ground, with Swindon defending the Town End in the first half.

2:56pm

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

2:52pm

Less than 10 minutes til kick-off and so time for a quick prediction for League One this season.

I'm going for Bristol City and Sheffield United to go up automatically, with Preston, Peterborough United, Barnsley and Scunthorpe United making the play-offs.

Going down in the Morshead table are Crawley Town, Port Vale, Crewe Alexandra and Rochdale.

Do you agree? Where have I gone wrong?

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

2:50pm

Tom Smith, who's been drafted onto the bench in place of the injured Anton Rodgers, has been given squad number 28.

2:46pm

YOUR SAY

2:45pm

There are 15 minutes to go until the start of the new season. FIFTEEN MINUTES. I'm practically giddy.

2:44pm

Anton Rodgers has been injured in the warm up and is replaced by Tom Smith on the Swindon Town bench.

Swindon Advertiser: Anton Rodgers

Anton Rodgers

2:40pm

Neither the scoreboard nor the PA system in the Don Rogers appears to be working this afternoon. Not the best of starts to the season.

2:39pm

YOUR SAY

2:36pm Sat 9 Aug 14

6degreessouth says

Good luck to MC and the lads today. I wish I could be there today but unfortunately I'm stuck in Zanzibar. I will have to rely on Sam for the match report.
3 POINTS PLEASE

There are worse places to be stuck!

2:38pm

The stewards at the County Ground have been told to expect just over 6,000 fans for this afternoon's game. That's really not very many at all.

2:29pm

LEAGUE ONE FIXTURES

Barnsley v Crawley; Bradford v Coventry; Colchester v Oldham; Fleetwood v Crewe; Leyton Orient v Chesterfield; MK Dons v Gillingham; Port Vale v Walsall; Preston v Notts County; Rochdale v Peterborough; Swindon v Scunthorpe; Yeovil v Doncaster.

2:28pm

LEAGUE ONE RESULT

Sheffield Utd 1 Bristol City 2

2:27pm

2:26pm

The Scunny players have pitched up now. They'll be wearing green today, which is a bit odd but nowhere near as bad as this Bristol City abomination...

Swindon Advertiser:

2:20pm

Swindon Town's players are out on the County Ground pitch for their warm-up.

2:20pm

MAN IN THE MIDDLE

Nathan Byrne will do well to avoid putting his foot in a nanosecond late today as the man who sent him off at MK Dons last season, Stuart Attwell, is in charge this afternoon.

Attwell is best remembered for this refereeing monstrosity:

2:17pm

Swindon Town’s fans will ‘make or destroy’ their youthful team in 2014/15, according to manager Mark Cooper.

"They’re probably the biggest part because if we play like we do and sometimes we don’t get it right, sometimes fans can get frustrated," said Cooper.

"I get frustrated, we all get frustrated, but it’s so important they stick with the young guys because they can make such an impact on their young careers."

Read the full story by clicking on the picture below:

Swindon Advertiser: Swindon Town boss Mark Cooper at Molineux on Saturday

Mark Cooper

2:14pm

BREAKING TEAM NEWS

Swindon Town v SCUNTHORPE UTD: Slocombe, Nolan, Llera, Canavan, Williams, Myrie-Williams, Syers, McAllister, Bishop, McSheffrey, Madden.

Substitutes: Severn, Sparrow, Burton, Hawkridge, Adelakun, Addison, Taylor

2:12pm

YOUR SAY

2:11pm

2:08pm

YOUR SAY

2:05pm Sat 9 Aug 14

payner says

One up front?

Expecting Gladwin to play in the '10' role off Michael Smith

2:07pm

The goalkeepers are out for their warm-up. Steve Hale is making his competitive bow as keeping coach today after replacing Fraser Digby for the summer.

He's putting Wes Foderingham and Ty Belford through their paces.

2:06pm

Interestingly, then, Nathan Thompson starts at centre-back this afternoon, with Brad Smith coming in at left wing-back and Nathan Byrne switching to the right.

Swindon Advertiser: Nathan Thompson

Nathan Thompson

Raphael Branco, a mainstay at the heart of the Robins' back three throughout pre-season, drops to the bench, as Josh Lelan and Jordan Turnbull make their Football League debuts.

Ben Gladwin has earned his place in the starting XI, playing just off Michael Smith up front, as Andy Williams is only named amongst the substitutes.

2:02pm

BREAKING TEAM NEWS

SWINDON TOWN v Scunthorpe Utd: Foderingham; Lelan, N Thompson, Turnbull; Byrne, Luongo, Kasim, L Thompson, B Smith; Gladwin, M Smith

Substitutes: Belford, Barthram, Branco, Rodgers, Barker, Williams, Waldon

1:57pm

YOUR SAY

1:56pm

YOUR SAY

1:23pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Badgersgetabadname says

COYR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!
Have been looking forward to this for weeks now.
Great to Swindon back to a solid passing game, lets have a strong start and 3 points please.
Personally think Thompson will be a great captain in what could be a landmark season.
Early goal and controlled game fortress CG.

1:56pm

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.

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1:53pm

TEAM NEWS 

We've only got eight minutes til the teamsheets are delivered to the press box but for now, a quick update on the state of play in the Swindon Town dressing room.

Jordan Turnbull is expected to make his debut in defence for Town after joining from Southampton, while Josh Lelan will also make his Football League bow.

Swindon Advertiser:

Jordan Turnbull

Brad Smith may not quite oust Nathan Byrne at left wing-back, while Jack Barthram is also set for a place on the bench after recovering from an abductor injury.

1:50pm

As usual, Matchday Live is the best place to keep up to date with events from the County Ground on the go.

Stick with us throughout the afternoon for build-up, opinion, in-play updates and post-match reaction.

By 5pm you'll have wondered how you coped with a couple of months without your weekend football fix.

Enjoy.

1:48pm

Newly-promoted Scunny have recruited well over the summer and have a lot of Football League experience to anchor their return to League One.

The likes of Gary McSheffrey, Deon Burton, Paddy Madden and Neal Bishop will be well know to Town fans - and Swindon will have to click into gear quickly to get their campaign off to the best possible start.

Swindon Advertiser: Scunthorpe United vs Newport County 
Final Score 1-1

Andrew Hughes battles with Deon Burton

Picture: Carl Gac
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Deon Burton

1:47pm

I don't know about you but I for one am relieved pre-season is over and done with.

No more endless predictions with nothing but gut instinct to rely on. Now we get down to the proper stuff, the good stuff, the wake-up-on-a-Saturday-and-get-excited stuff.

Swindon Town's young squad have very little to lose but everything to prove. They start with a tricky test in the shape of Scunthorpe United.

1:45pm

The season tickets have been bought, the singing voices have been warmed up, the beer is flowing and there's only one thing on our minds.

Football is back at the County Ground.

Swindon Advertiser:

 

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1:23pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Badgersgetabadname says...

COYR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!
Have been looking forward to this for weeks now.
Great to Swindon back to a solid passing game, lets have a strong start and 3 points please.
Personally think Thompson will be a great captain in what could be a landmark season.
Early goal and controlled game fortress CG.
COYR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!! Have been looking forward to this for weeks now. Great to Swindon back to a solid passing game, lets have a strong start and 3 points please. Personally think Thompson will be a great captain in what could be a landmark season. Early goal and controlled game fortress CG. Badgersgetabadname
  • Score: 4

1:57pm Sat 9 Aug 14

The Nomis says...

2-0 to Scunthorpe I reckon
2-0 to Scunthorpe I reckon The Nomis
  • Score: -25

2:03pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Airframe-dtm says...

AirframeDTM calling from a cloudy North Cornish Coast.

Does anyone know if SAPFan is doing a prediction league this season?

AFDTM
AirframeDTM calling from a cloudy North Cornish Coast. Does anyone know if SAPFan is doing a prediction league this season? AFDTM Airframe-dtm
  • Score: 1

2:05pm Sat 9 Aug 14

payner says...

One up front?
One up front? payner
  • Score: -1

2:17pm Sat 9 Aug 14

stokes_stfc says...

payner wrote:
One up front?
And 4 centre midfielders?
[quote][p][bold]payner[/bold] wrote: One up front?[/p][/quote]And 4 centre midfielders? stokes_stfc
  • Score: -1

2:19pm Sat 9 Aug 14

mancrobin says...

Good luck boys.

Hope its an entertaining start to the season.

COYR'sssssss
Good luck boys. Hope its an entertaining start to the season. COYR'sssssss mancrobin
  • Score: 4

2:26pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Swindon1984 says...

Decent looking lineup, surprised to see Williams left out and Gladwin in.
Decent looking lineup, surprised to see Williams left out and Gladwin in. Swindon1984
  • Score: 1

2:26pm Sat 9 Aug 14

port de soller says...

hope they get a result come on you "YOUNG REDS"
hope they get a result come on you "YOUNG REDS" port de soller
  • Score: 3

2:27pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Swindon1984 says...

Half hour to go, very quiet county ground... Maybe a lot of people on holidays, who knows.
Half hour to go, very quiet county ground... Maybe a lot of people on holidays, who knows. Swindon1984
  • Score: -3

2:36pm Sat 9 Aug 14

6degreessouth says...

Good luck to MC and the lads today. I wish I could be there today but unfortunately I'm stuck in Zanzibar. I will have to rely on Sam for the match report.
3 POINTS PLEASE
Good luck to MC and the lads today. I wish I could be there today but unfortunately I'm stuck in Zanzibar. I will have to rely on Sam for the match report. 3 POINTS PLEASE 6degreessouth
  • Score: 2

2:56pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Son of gwen says...

The PA was not working for the Southampton game, and I reported it to the club !!! So annoying , come on town, sort it out ! Couldn't hear the fire safety warning, so the ground should be closed as unfit ???
The PA was not working for the Southampton game, and I reported it to the club !!! So annoying , come on town, sort it out ! Couldn't hear the fire safety warning, so the ground should be closed as unfit ??? Son of gwen
  • Score: -2

3:12pm Sat 9 Aug 14

The Jockster says...

Good move and good finish by the Bongo man! Good start. Houldhave had a pen. But Byrne made a meal of it ref not interested.
Good move and good finish by the Bongo man! Good start. Houldhave had a pen. But Byrne made a meal of it ref not interested. The Jockster
  • Score: -7

3:14pm Sat 9 Aug 14

The Jockster says...

2-0 Smith another good move and cross and in!
It's just like watching Brazil. ... It's just.....
2-0 Smith another good move and cross and in! It's just like watching Brazil. ... It's just..... The Jockster
  • Score: 1

3:17pm Sat 9 Aug 14

The Jockster says...

Or maybe Germany!
Or maybe Germany! The Jockster
  • Score: 1

3:19pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Moonraker1983 says...

Well colour me surprised. The preseason games I saw showed a lack of cutting edge and no idea where the goals would come from. Well done to Cooper for sorting that out, two goals in the opening 15 minutes is great. Press on, hopefully Williams will nick one as well.
Well colour me surprised. The preseason games I saw showed a lack of cutting edge and no idea where the goals would come from. Well done to Cooper for sorting that out, two goals in the opening 15 minutes is great. Press on, hopefully Williams will nick one as well. Moonraker1983
  • Score: 2

3:21pm Sat 9 Aug 14

The Jockster says...

2-1 wide open at the back through ball down the middle The Cat no chance
2-1 wide open at the back through ball down the middle The Cat no chance The Jockster
  • Score: -1

3:56pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Blazing Riff says...

Top of the league!
Top of the league! Blazing Riff
  • Score: 0

4:06pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Since 1950 says...

Half time comment live from CG. Great going forwards but very suspect in defence. Could be 3-5 Scunthorpe but for woeful striking.
COYR!
Half time comment live from CG. Great going forwards but very suspect in defence. Could be 3-5 Scunthorpe but for woeful striking. COYR! Since 1950
  • Score: -2

4:10pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Moonraker1983 says...

We are going up, say we are going up!

A bit premature?
We are going up, say we are going up! A bit premature? Moonraker1983
  • Score: 0

4:38pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Badgersgetabadname says...

The Nomis wrote:
2-0 to Scunthorpe I reckon
Can you pick me 6 numbers for the lottery tonight? Just need to know which ones to avoid.
I think Gladwin will really come good and be a real force.

Tighten up at the back and push on from today.
COYR
[quote][p][bold]The Nomis[/bold] wrote: 2-0 to Scunthorpe I reckon[/p][/quote]Can you pick me 6 numbers for the lottery tonight? Just need to know which ones to avoid. I think Gladwin will really come good and be a real force. Tighten up at the back and push on from today. COYR Badgersgetabadname
  • Score: 3

5:01pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Lambourn Red says...

Well done lads great result and off to a flyer so much for us getting hammered and a crowd of less than 5000 that the doom mongers wanted. In the playoffs already LOL
Well done lads great result and off to a flyer so much for us getting hammered and a crowd of less than 5000 that the doom mongers wanted. In the playoffs already LOL Lambourn Red
  • Score: 7

5:12pm Sat 9 Aug 14

dannyboy stm says...

Well done Town ...well done all...well done MC...well done Smiffy...!!!!!! #### off NOMIS...!!!!!
Well done Town ...well done all...well done MC...well done Smiffy...!!!!!! #### off NOMIS...!!!!! dannyboy stm
  • Score: 9

5:16pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Lambourn Red says...

Nomis will be quiet tonight his team got done over by Burton Albion. If we can get Jack Stephens another Striker and a winger before the transfer window closes it maybe a better season than the lower end to mid table I was expecting. I think Gladwin is going to be a great find and will step up to the plate this season.
Nomis will be quiet tonight his team got done over by Burton Albion. If we can get Jack Stephens another Striker and a winger before the transfer window closes it maybe a better season than the lower end to mid table I was expecting. I think Gladwin is going to be a great find and will step up to the plate this season. Lambourn Red
  • Score: 5

5:22pm Sat 9 Aug 14

STFC Boyo says...

Great game.Well done 2 every1 at Swindon Town
Great game.Well done 2 every1 at Swindon Town STFC Boyo
  • Score: 6

5:31pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Scouse Red says...

enjoyed that as did those around me. Pleased for Smith to get off the mark for the season early on and thought Nathan Byrne had his best game for ages, constant threat down the right with a good end product. Young Brad Smith did better as the game went on and threw in a couple of great crosses late on. Stephens would be a good addition as would a striker, no further comments from anyone on the 'mystery striker' i read before my week away
enjoyed that as did those around me. Pleased for Smith to get off the mark for the season early on and thought Nathan Byrne had his best game for ages, constant threat down the right with a good end product. Young Brad Smith did better as the game went on and threw in a couple of great crosses late on. Stephens would be a good addition as would a striker, no further comments from anyone on the 'mystery striker' i read before my week away Scouse Red
  • Score: 4

5:37pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Oi Den! says...

Great entertainment today. Sparkling stuff going forward and we showed plenty of energy to win the ball back. Shaky at the back though. Thank goodness for Fodders and some poor opposition finishing. As the manager said, you can't draw any conclusions from the first game but if we can sort the defence out and show that sort of commitment in midfield through the winter we'll be OK.
Great entertainment today. Sparkling stuff going forward and we showed plenty of energy to win the ball back. Shaky at the back though. Thank goodness for Fodders and some poor opposition finishing. As the manager said, you can't draw any conclusions from the first game but if we can sort the defence out and show that sort of commitment in midfield through the winter we'll be OK. Oi Den!
  • Score: 10

6:03pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Chish and Fips says...

I wasn't there, so can only comment on the result ... and this is really what we wanted as a starter - early doors I know, but 3 points in the bag.... well done Town..

Waiting for Jock's game report - and probably a blow by blow account of Wilma's game :o/
I wasn't there, so can only comment on the result ... and this is really what we wanted as a starter - early doors I know, but 3 points in the bag.... well done Town.. Waiting for Jock's game report - and probably a blow by blow account of Wilma's game :o/ Chish and Fips
  • Score: 4

6:09pm Sat 9 Aug 14

South Stand says...

Nomis, JB, Harley and several others. Just for now you have been proved very wrong. That was a fantastic display but I doubt that any of you were there to witness it.
Nomis, JB, Harley and several others. Just for now you have been proved very wrong. That was a fantastic display but I doubt that any of you were there to witness it. South Stand
  • Score: 9

6:16pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Vintage Trouble says...

Great game of football, thoroughly enjoyed it. Whole of midfield were immense. Still had some people moaning around me saying "too slow" and "forward!!!!", what planet are these people on? COYR
Great game of football, thoroughly enjoyed it. Whole of midfield were immense. Still had some people moaning around me saying "too slow" and "forward!!!!", what planet are these people on? COYR Vintage Trouble
  • Score: 13

6:21pm Sat 9 Aug 14

red white says...

Airframe-dtm wrote:
AirframeDTM calling from a cloudy North Cornish Coast.

Does anyone know if SAPFan is doing a prediction league this season?

AFDTM
Rebel Phish does it now.

Yoooouuu Reds!

We are goin up.
[quote][p][bold]Airframe-dtm[/bold] wrote: AirframeDTM calling from a cloudy North Cornish Coast. Does anyone know if SAPFan is doing a prediction league this season? AFDTM[/p][/quote]Rebel Phish does it now. Yoooouuu Reds! We are goin up. red white
  • Score: 0

6:22pm Sat 9 Aug 14

The Jockster says...

Well credit where credit is due that was a thoroughly entertaining game, not without its concerns but a good start nonetheless.
Cooperman got it right in his post match, started well scored two good goals then got really exposed at the back, lack of understanding and Scunny are back in it and to be fair as Coops said they could have had three or four in that spell.
Sponsors amazingly got MOM right(it's a wonder they didn't give it to Pritchard 😀) - Kasim by a country mile his best Town performance to date IMO with Luongo not far behind.
Up front Smith took his goals well supported by Gladwin & Byrne and even Wilma showed effort and determination when he came on but from what Coops said Smith seems favourite to start as he reckons they are too similar in style to play together.
Two or three good saves from the Cat and Nathan's booking the only down side. I don't normally defend an obvious booking but I think he just saw red when the Scunny player lumped his brother, however apart from that he did ok as did the new boys Turnbull & Smith B.
If the same commitment is shown at Luton we ought to be in the hat for the 2nd round. Well done everybody an encouraging start.
Well credit where credit is due that was a thoroughly entertaining game, not without its concerns but a good start nonetheless. Cooperman got it right in his post match, started well scored two good goals then got really exposed at the back, lack of understanding and Scunny are back in it and to be fair as Coops said they could have had three or four in that spell. Sponsors amazingly got MOM right(it's a wonder they didn't give it to Pritchard 😀) - Kasim by a country mile his best Town performance to date IMO with Luongo not far behind. Up front Smith took his goals well supported by Gladwin & Byrne and even Wilma showed effort and determination when he came on but from what Coops said Smith seems favourite to start as he reckons they are too similar in style to play together. Two or three good saves from the Cat and Nathan's booking the only down side. I don't normally defend an obvious booking but I think he just saw red when the Scunny player lumped his brother, however apart from that he did ok as did the new boys Turnbull & Smith B. If the same commitment is shown at Luton we ought to be in the hat for the 2nd round. Well done everybody an encouraging start. The Jockster
  • Score: 8

6:25pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Swindonfan says...

brilliant game, brilliant start, Nathan great captain and my man of the match
brilliant game, brilliant start, Nathan great captain and my man of the match Swindonfan
  • Score: 4

6:26pm Sat 9 Aug 14

The Jockster says...

STFC Boyo wrote:
Great game.Well done 2 every1 at Swindon Town
But not well dun 2 u 4 ur stupid text talk innit!
[quote][p][bold]STFC Boyo[/bold] wrote: Great game.Well done 2 every1 at Swindon Town[/p][/quote]But not well dun 2 u 4 ur stupid text talk innit! The Jockster
  • Score: -8

6:46pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Wayne Allison Bromham says...

Only 47 more points to safety
Only 47 more points to safety Wayne Allison Bromham
  • Score: -8

6:53pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Di kanny oh says...

Well that was a fine start to the season and much better than I expected with such a young side but second half we commanded the game and Kasim and Luongo were simply unplayable and ran the show. Some top performances out there today Byrne had one of his best games for a while Nathan Thompson looked very assured as the centre back, Fods his usual self, but thought the young lad Brad Smith got better and better as the game went on and offers a real threat down the left. Turnbull looks just like Stephens and what a talent had a cracking game. The Derby lad did OK but fouls quite a bit and looks short of whats needed at this level. Rest did ok but Mass and Yasser were just superb and impressed the scout from Blackburn sat by us and who was watching Scunny as they have them in the cup next. Willo looked a real handful when he came on and well done to Mike Smith ran his socks off and two goals what more can we ask. Great win today even if we rode our luck a few times and just need to sort the defence and get Nile Ranger back.
Well that was a fine start to the season and much better than I expected with such a young side but second half we commanded the game and Kasim and Luongo were simply unplayable and ran the show. Some top performances out there today Byrne had one of his best games for a while Nathan Thompson looked very assured as the centre back, Fods his usual self, but thought the young lad Brad Smith got better and better as the game went on and offers a real threat down the left. Turnbull looks just like Stephens and what a talent had a cracking game. The Derby lad did OK but fouls quite a bit and looks short of whats needed at this level. Rest did ok but Mass and Yasser were just superb and impressed the scout from Blackburn sat by us and who was watching Scunny as they have them in the cup next. Willo looked a real handful when he came on and well done to Mike Smith ran his socks off and two goals what more can we ask. Great win today even if we rode our luck a few times and just need to sort the defence and get Nile Ranger back. Di kanny oh
  • Score: 8

7:01pm Sat 9 Aug 14

dazzastfc says...

GOOD WIN AND VERY WELL PLAYED...Some shocking defending but who cares we won..Fodringham was my MOTM with some fantastic saves..
Good to see less tippy tappy boring football..JEEP IT UP

WELL DONE COOPERMAN And all the rest of the squade...

VERY HAPPY CLAPPER TODAY
GOOD WIN AND VERY WELL PLAYED...Some shocking defending but who cares we won..Fodringham was my MOTM with some fantastic saves.. Good to see less tippy tappy boring football..JEEP IT UP WELL DONE COOPERMAN And all the rest of the squade... VERY HAPPY CLAPPER TODAY dazzastfc
  • Score: 4

7:06pm Sat 9 Aug 14

the don69 says...

Well done lads great 3 points to start the season and a very entertaining performance! lets not get carried away our defence looked very shaky and all over the place at times, we need Stephens asap, Luton and Crawley will be massive tests for our defence, I really hope we can get Jack in for the Crawley at the latest!brought my daughter to the game today, she was looking at our squad picture and said that must be the best looking squad we've ever had lol! I said as long as they can play football they can look like the Elephant man!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Well done lads great 3 points to start the season and a very entertaining performance! lets not get carried away our defence looked very shaky and all over the place at times, we need Stephens asap, Luton and Crawley will be massive tests for our defence, I really hope we can get Jack in for the Crawley at the latest!brought my daughter to the game today, she was looking at our squad picture and said that must be the best looking squad we've ever had lol! I said as long as they can play football they can look like the Elephant man!!!!!!!!!!!!! the don69
  • Score: 9

7:15pm Sat 9 Aug 14

South Stand says...

dazzastfc wrote:
GOOD WIN AND VERY WELL PLAYED...Some shocking defending but who cares we won..Fodringham was my MOTM with some fantastic saves..
Good to see less tippy tappy boring football..JEEP IT UP

WELL DONE COOPERMAN And all the rest of the squade...

VERY HAPPY CLAPPER TODAY
Hooray....that's one of 'em converted. Well done Dazza.
[quote][p][bold]dazzastfc[/bold] wrote: GOOD WIN AND VERY WELL PLAYED...Some shocking defending but who cares we won..Fodringham was my MOTM with some fantastic saves.. Good to see less tippy tappy boring football..JEEP IT UP WELL DONE COOPERMAN And all the rest of the squade... VERY HAPPY CLAPPER TODAY[/p][/quote]Hooray....that's one of 'em converted. Well done Dazza. South Stand
  • Score: 6

7:15pm Sat 9 Aug 14

stigger says...

Have to echo a lot of comments above, we were great going forwards but def shaky at the back. Kasim was class today, closely followed by Mass. However thought Nathan Byrne was outstanding today, a real threat throughout and regularly had the beating of his men on the right, Brad Smith got better as game went on and think he will be decent and has pace to burn. Agree with others that think Gladwin has something, lots of skill if a little slow at times. CB's the worry though we had Wes to thank several times in first half and we were getting done by simple direct balls. Thought Nathan (the RB) was easily pick of the 3 and with Byrne's performance and Smith's promise think we need him in the centre at minute, am hoping like others that Jack Stephens arrival is imminent and that it is enough to shore up CB, still well chuffed with the 3 points and the football on display, COYR!
Have to echo a lot of comments above, we were great going forwards but def shaky at the back. Kasim was class today, closely followed by Mass. However thought Nathan Byrne was outstanding today, a real threat throughout and regularly had the beating of his men on the right, Brad Smith got better as game went on and think he will be decent and has pace to burn. Agree with others that think Gladwin has something, lots of skill if a little slow at times. CB's the worry though we had Wes to thank several times in first half and we were getting done by simple direct balls. Thought Nathan (the RB) was easily pick of the 3 and with Byrne's performance and Smith's promise think we need him in the centre at minute, am hoping like others that Jack Stephens arrival is imminent and that it is enough to shore up CB, still well chuffed with the 3 points and the football on display, COYR! stigger
  • Score: 5

7:28pm Sat 9 Aug 14

TheDukeOfBanbury says...

Good going forward and some lovely football.
Defence looked suspect however can't complain the fact they are young and not played together.
Byrne had a decent game but nobody let anyone down.

Nice feeling to win the first game of the season.

Like Smith the Liverpool lad. Looks strong and could be a good signing. As the game went on he grew in confidence.
Good going forward and some lovely football. Defence looked suspect however can't complain the fact they are young and not played together. Byrne had a decent game but nobody let anyone down. Nice feeling to win the first game of the season. Like Smith the Liverpool lad. Looks strong and could be a good signing. As the game went on he grew in confidence. TheDukeOfBanbury
  • Score: 8

7:41pm Sat 9 Aug 14

dreamofacleansheet2 says...

Anyone think Power can pick players? He's paid for Mass but the rest on free and loans, bravo that man..... Money or not if he keeps plucking them out of nowhere we'll keep improving........

Hope people get off Smith's back and support him. He's our player after all! Obviously scary at the back from time to time but Sir Wes in goal will always keep us in it. Second half great performance if not the goals to show for it....

Early doors but hopeful......
Anyone think Power can pick players? He's paid for Mass but the rest on free and loans, bravo that man..... Money or not if he keeps plucking them out of nowhere we'll keep improving........ Hope people get off Smith's back and support him. He's our player after all! Obviously scary at the back from time to time but Sir Wes in goal will always keep us in it. Second half great performance if not the goals to show for it.... Early doors but hopeful...... dreamofacleansheet2
  • Score: 7

8:23pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Di kanny oh says...

dreamofacleansheet2 wrote:
Anyone think Power can pick players? He's paid for Mass but the rest on free and loans, bravo that man..... Money or not if he keeps plucking them out of nowhere we'll keep improving........

Hope people get off Smith's back and support him. He's our player after all! Obviously scary at the back from time to time but Sir Wes in goal will always keep us in it. Second half great performance if not the goals to show for it....

Early doors but hopeful......
Agree about Smith two goals and ran his socks off yet people still moaning at him yes his touch lets him down but work rate is outstanding and goals win games and that is what he did win the game. Still a very young player and will get better for sure but I do feel he plays better with another striker. Paddy Madden looked a real handful and wish we had got him down here. Our midfield today were simply outstanding and certainly carrying on from last season but much more cutting edge and opened Scunny up at will all game.
[quote][p][bold]dreamofacleansheet2[/bold] wrote: Anyone think Power can pick players? He's paid for Mass but the rest on free and loans, bravo that man..... Money or not if he keeps plucking them out of nowhere we'll keep improving........ Hope people get off Smith's back and support him. He's our player after all! Obviously scary at the back from time to time but Sir Wes in goal will always keep us in it. Second half great performance if not the goals to show for it.... Early doors but hopeful......[/p][/quote]Agree about Smith two goals and ran his socks off yet people still moaning at him yes his touch lets him down but work rate is outstanding and goals win games and that is what he did win the game. Still a very young player and will get better for sure but I do feel he plays better with another striker. Paddy Madden looked a real handful and wish we had got him down here. Our midfield today were simply outstanding and certainly carrying on from last season but much more cutting edge and opened Scunny up at will all game. Di kanny oh
  • Score: 3

8:46pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Since 1950 says...

Fair play. Great result. Played scunny off the park for large periods of the game. As I said earlier, we're great going forward but in defence, not so much. Hope we can get that sorted with signings. Great start.
Also, full marks to Marcus the groungsman for another fantStic playing surface
Fair play. Great result. Played scunny off the park for large periods of the game. As I said earlier, we're great going forward but in defence, not so much. Hope we can get that sorted with signings. Great start. Also, full marks to Marcus the groungsman for another fantStic playing surface Since 1950
  • Score: 5

8:52pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Wilesy says...

Fully agree with general consensus a very entertaining game for all 90 minutes. Great going forwards with the pace of Byrne and Brad Smith giving us some serious threat down the wings and some great balls into the box. Best performances I've seen yet from Byrne and Kasim. Have to say if Kasim had some pace he would be worth some serious money he has so many tricks and great vision.

Defensively well we rode our luck but for me the weak link was the Derby lad who just didn't win enough first balls, reminded me of Hall. Branco put that tight when he came on winning done good headers. With Stephens to come in soon that may not be a long term problem. The wing backs tracked well today too.

Up front well 2 goals for Smith great start for him. Gladwin involved as was Willo.

Do my concerns before the game were

A - missing Troys strength at the back - Still concerned

B - missing Pritchards creativity - no problems there today from the midfield great stuff

C - missing Ranger up top - still concerned although the front players all did well great movement and the new style isn't dependent on a hold up man
Fully agree with general consensus a very entertaining game for all 90 minutes. Great going forwards with the pace of Byrne and Brad Smith giving us some serious threat down the wings and some great balls into the box. Best performances I've seen yet from Byrne and Kasim. Have to say if Kasim had some pace he would be worth some serious money he has so many tricks and great vision. Defensively well we rode our luck but for me the weak link was the Derby lad who just didn't win enough first balls, reminded me of Hall. Branco put that tight when he came on winning done good headers. With Stephens to come in soon that may not be a long term problem. The wing backs tracked well today too. Up front well 2 goals for Smith great start for him. Gladwin involved as was Willo. Do my concerns before the game were A - missing Troys strength at the back - Still concerned B - missing Pritchards creativity - no problems there today from the midfield great stuff C - missing Ranger up top - still concerned although the front players all did well great movement and the new style isn't dependent on a hold up man Wilesy
  • Score: 1

8:57pm Sat 9 Aug 14

swwindon61uk says...

Very good game from Swindon although it is very we need Stephens or another CB ASAP as we were caught numerous times with balls over the top and if they had a big forward i think we could have been in trouble,Branco coming in did make us stronger although the Derby played very well.
Yes we did have Wes and some woeful finishing from Scunthorpe,but lets not forget we created a lot of chances also and i think our two goal winning margin was about right.
I would start Branco next game.
Kasim MOM for me although if Byrne got it was also deserved.
I think Brad Smith is going to be good.
Alex Smith played well and took his chances superbly.
Totally churlish but it does seem very quiet from certain posters this evening and ling may it stay that way!
Well done Swindon and well done Cooper.
Very good game from Swindon although it is very we need Stephens or another CB ASAP as we were caught numerous times with balls over the top and if they had a big forward i think we could have been in trouble,Branco coming in did make us stronger although the Derby played very well. Yes we did have Wes and some woeful finishing from Scunthorpe,but lets not forget we created a lot of chances also and i think our two goal winning margin was about right. I would start Branco next game. Kasim MOM for me although if Byrne got it was also deserved. I think Brad Smith is going to be good. Alex Smith played well and took his chances superbly. Totally churlish but it does seem very quiet from certain posters this evening and ling may it stay that way! Well done Swindon and well done Cooper. swwindon61uk
  • Score: 2

9:01pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Brainy_60 says...

Who is Alex Smith?
Who is Alex Smith? Brainy_60
  • Score: -6

9:22pm Sat 9 Aug 14

STFC Boyo says...

The Jockster wrote:
STFC Boyo wrote:
Great game.Well done 2 every1 at Swindon Town
But not well dun 2 u 4 ur stupid text talk innit!
Who the hell do u think u r?I can't spell & never have.So thank 4 making me feel more bad 4 try 2 spell.Thanks
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STFC Boyo[/bold] wrote: Great game.Well done 2 every1 at Swindon Town[/p][/quote]But not well dun 2 u 4 ur stupid text talk innit![/p][/quote]Who the hell do u think u r?I can't spell & never have.So thank 4 making me feel more bad 4 try 2 spell.Thanks STFC Boyo
  • Score: 0

9:22pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Haydonender says...

Highly enjoyable day, was a bit unsure what to expect as probably most were but pleasantly surprised. Kasim, Luongo and Wes were first class as usual but thought Byrne was MOTM - outstanding at right wing back. The fact that he's now on the right side means he doesn't keep having to check back and finally seems to have an end product, he beat their fullback every time and should have had a stonewall penalty.

Glad Smith got a couple of goals too, some of our fans seem to sadly have it in for him but I thought his hold up play was ok today and I have no doubt he can get 20 goals + for us this year.

Thought Nathan did well as the middle centre back but would prefer him at RCB with hopefully Stephens in the middle and Turnbull at LCB. If we can get Stephens and another striker then I see no reason why we can't challenge for the play offs or at least match last season.
Highly enjoyable day, was a bit unsure what to expect as probably most were but pleasantly surprised. Kasim, Luongo and Wes were first class as usual but thought Byrne was MOTM - outstanding at right wing back. The fact that he's now on the right side means he doesn't keep having to check back and finally seems to have an end product, he beat their fullback every time and should have had a stonewall penalty. Glad Smith got a couple of goals too, some of our fans seem to sadly have it in for him but I thought his hold up play was ok today and I have no doubt he can get 20 goals + for us this year. Thought Nathan did well as the middle centre back but would prefer him at RCB with hopefully Stephens in the middle and Turnbull at LCB. If we can get Stephens and another striker then I see no reason why we can't challenge for the play offs or at least match last season. Haydonender
  • Score: 8

9:53pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Oxon-Red says...

Haydonender wrote:
Highly enjoyable day, was a bit unsure what to expect as probably most were but pleasantly surprised. Kasim, Luongo and Wes were first class as usual but thought Byrne was MOTM - outstanding at right wing back. The fact that he's now on the right side means he doesn't keep having to check back and finally seems to have an end product, he beat their fullback every time and should have had a stonewall penalty.

Glad Smith got a couple of goals too, some of our fans seem to sadly have it in for him but I thought his hold up play was ok today and I have no doubt he can get 20 goals + for us this year.

Thought Nathan did well as the middle centre back but would prefer him at RCB with hopefully Stephens in the middle and Turnbull at LCB. If we can get Stephens and another striker then I see no reason why we can't challenge for the play offs or at least match last season.
Echo you MoM, he had the beating of their full back and exploited it. Fantastic to see him running at him and getting to the by-line. He should have had a penalty but suspect the way he went down didn't help his cause.

Thought Michael Smith was excellent today, his control has improved and he proved a real handful providing the midfield with good possession.

Thought defensively we were okay, Lelan needs to be stronger in his aerial challenges and we have to be aware of the runner when playing a higher line (felt we sorted that second half by playing slightly deeper).

Excellent match with some excellent fast tippy tappy football, the change of pace at times was a joy.

Scunny spent a lot of money, worth it ? Not on todays showing IMO.

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]Haydonender[/bold] wrote: Highly enjoyable day, was a bit unsure what to expect as probably most were but pleasantly surprised. Kasim, Luongo and Wes were first class as usual but thought Byrne was MOTM - outstanding at right wing back. The fact that he's now on the right side means he doesn't keep having to check back and finally seems to have an end product, he beat their fullback every time and should have had a stonewall penalty. Glad Smith got a couple of goals too, some of our fans seem to sadly have it in for him but I thought his hold up play was ok today and I have no doubt he can get 20 goals + for us this year. Thought Nathan did well as the middle centre back but would prefer him at RCB with hopefully Stephens in the middle and Turnbull at LCB. If we can get Stephens and another striker then I see no reason why we can't challenge for the play offs or at least match last season.[/p][/quote]Echo you MoM, he had the beating of their full back and exploited it. Fantastic to see him running at him and getting to the by-line. He should have had a penalty but suspect the way he went down didn't help his cause. Thought Michael Smith was excellent today, his control has improved and he proved a real handful providing the midfield with good possession. Thought defensively we were okay, Lelan needs to be stronger in his aerial challenges and we have to be aware of the runner when playing a higher line (felt we sorted that second half by playing slightly deeper). Excellent match with some excellent fast tippy tappy football, the change of pace at times was a joy. Scunny spent a lot of money, worth it ? Not on todays showing IMO. COYMR Oxon-Red
  • Score: 3

10:03pm Sat 9 Aug 14

swwindon61uk says...

Brainy_60 wrote:
Who is Alex Smith?
Played for us last season!
Had a few after the game!
[quote][p][bold]Brainy_60[/bold] wrote: Who is Alex Smith?[/p][/quote]Played for us last season! Had a few after the game! swwindon61uk
  • Score: 0

10:36pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Di kanny oh says...

The Nomis wrote:
2-0 to Scunthorpe I reckon
HUMBLE PIES FOR THE NORRIS ha ha
[quote][p][bold]The Nomis[/bold] wrote: 2-0 to Scunthorpe I reckon[/p][/quote]HUMBLE PIES FOR THE NORRIS ha ha Di kanny oh
  • Score: 3

10:43pm Sat 9 Aug 14

The Jockster says...

STFC Boyo wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
STFC Boyo wrote:
Great game.Well done 2 every1 at Swindon Town
But not well dun 2 u 4 ur stupid text talk innit!
Who the hell do u think u r?I can't spell & never have.So thank 4 making me feel more bad 4 try 2 spell.Thanks
Do you seriously believe that I think you can't spell even the most simple words?
For example you typed :- u (for you) r (for are) 4 (for for) 2 (for to) and any1 (for anyone).
I don't call that not being able to spell I call it lazy text speak and as somebody said yesterday why don't you use a spell checker & if you are posting from a mobile you've got auto correct to start with.
[quote][p][bold]STFC Boyo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STFC Boyo[/bold] wrote: Great game.Well done 2 every1 at Swindon Town[/p][/quote]But not well dun 2 u 4 ur stupid text talk innit![/p][/quote]Who the hell do u think u r?I can't spell & never have.So thank 4 making me feel more bad 4 try 2 spell.Thanks[/p][/quote]Do you seriously believe that I think you can't spell even the most simple words? For example you typed :- u (for you) r (for are) 4 (for for) 2 (for to) and any1 (for anyone). I don't call that not being able to spell I call it lazy text speak and as somebody said yesterday why don't you use a spell checker & if you are posting from a mobile you've got auto correct to start with. The Jockster
  • Score: 5

10:57pm Sat 9 Aug 14

The Jockster says...

Oxon there's no doubt Byrne had a good game but for me Kasim was outstanding he never put a foot wrong and might have wrapped up a superb performance with a goal had the ref played advantage when he wriggled clean through. But hey we all see things slightly different and let's not take anything away from a good all round performance it was enjoyable.
Oxon there's no doubt Byrne had a good game but for me Kasim was outstanding he never put a foot wrong and might have wrapped up a superb performance with a goal had the ref played advantage when he wriggled clean through. But hey we all see things slightly different and let's not take anything away from a good all round performance it was enjoyable. The Jockster
  • Score: 0

11:10pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Chish and Fips says...

The Jockster wrote:
STFC Boyo wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
STFC Boyo wrote:
Great game.Well done 2 every1 at Swindon Town
But not well dun 2 u 4 ur stupid text talk innit!
Who the hell do u think u r?I can't spell & never have.So thank 4 making me feel more bad 4 try 2 spell.Thanks
Do you seriously believe that I think you can't spell even the most simple words?
For example you typed :- u (for you) r (for are) 4 (for for) 2 (for to) and any1 (for anyone).
I don't call that not being able to spell I call it lazy text speak and as somebody said yesterday why don't you use a spell checker & if you are posting from a mobile you've got auto correct to start with.
Jock, glad I'm not the only one who finds this text speak a bit childish and lazy... and then trying to say they can't spell as an excuse beggars belief...
Shame, as the person means well .....
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STFC Boyo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STFC Boyo[/bold] wrote: Great game.Well done 2 every1 at Swindon Town[/p][/quote]But not well dun 2 u 4 ur stupid text talk innit![/p][/quote]Who the hell do u think u r?I can't spell & never have.So thank 4 making me feel more bad 4 try 2 spell.Thanks[/p][/quote]Do you seriously believe that I think you can't spell even the most simple words? For example you typed :- u (for you) r (for are) 4 (for for) 2 (for to) and any1 (for anyone). I don't call that not being able to spell I call it lazy text speak and as somebody said yesterday why don't you use a spell checker & if you are posting from a mobile you've got auto correct to start with.[/p][/quote]Jock, glad I'm not the only one who finds this text speak a bit childish and lazy... and then trying to say they can't spell as an excuse beggars belief... Shame, as the person means well ..... Chish and Fips
  • Score: 3

11:54pm Sat 9 Aug 14

We are PANTS says...

South Stand wrote:
dazzastfc wrote:
GOOD WIN AND VERY WELL PLAYED...Some shocking defending but who cares we won..Fodringham was my MOTM with some fantastic saves..
Good to see less tippy tappy boring football..JEEP IT UP

WELL DONE COOPERMAN And all the rest of the squade...

VERY HAPPY CLAPPER TODAY
Hooray....that's one of 'em converted. Well done Dazza.
Spot on.. Wes was man of the match by a country mile!!!!!!!! How many world class saves did he make today?? I reckon at least four...... Outfield players was a very close call between Kasim and Byrne... Closely followed by Luongo.... Overall we were superb in goal, weak in defence, fantastic in midfield and refreshing up front..... 3 very good points against a team who will finish top ten.....
[quote][p][bold]South Stand[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dazzastfc[/bold] wrote: GOOD WIN AND VERY WELL PLAYED...Some shocking defending but who cares we won..Fodringham was my MOTM with some fantastic saves.. Good to see less tippy tappy boring football..JEEP IT UP WELL DONE COOPERMAN And all the rest of the squade... VERY HAPPY CLAPPER TODAY[/p][/quote]Hooray....that's one of 'em converted. Well done Dazza.[/p][/quote]Spot on.. Wes was man of the match by a country mile!!!!!!!! How many world class saves did he make today?? I reckon at least four...... Outfield players was a very close call between Kasim and Byrne... Closely followed by Luongo.... Overall we were superb in goal, weak in defence, fantastic in midfield and refreshing up front..... 3 very good points against a team who will finish top ten..... We are PANTS
  • Score: 7

3:54am Sun 10 Aug 14

STFC Boyo says...

Chish and Fips wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
STFC Boyo wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
STFC Boyo wrote:
Great game.Well done 2 every1 at Swindon Town
But not well dun 2 u 4 ur stupid text talk innit!
Who the hell do u think u r?I can't spell & never have.So thank 4 making me feel more bad 4 try 2 spell.Thanks
Do you seriously believe that I think you can't spell even the most simple words?
For example you typed :- u (for you) r (for are) 4 (for for) 2 (for to) and any1 (for anyone).
I don't call that not being able to spell I call it lazy text speak and as somebody said yesterday why don't you use a spell checker & if you are posting from a mobile you've got auto correct to start with.
Jock, glad I'm not the only one who finds this text speak a bit childish and lazy... and then trying to say they can't spell as an excuse beggars belief...
Shame, as the person means well .....
What ever.Can't believe how hurtful some1 can b.Thanks 4 your support.I get help with my words.Do u know how that feels 2 keep asking 4 help 2 spell everything.So thanks 4 that.
[quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STFC Boyo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STFC Boyo[/bold] wrote: Great game.Well done 2 every1 at Swindon Town[/p][/quote]But not well dun 2 u 4 ur stupid text talk innit![/p][/quote]Who the hell do u think u r?I can't spell & never have.So thank 4 making me feel more bad 4 try 2 spell.Thanks[/p][/quote]Do you seriously believe that I think you can't spell even the most simple words? For example you typed :- u (for you) r (for are) 4 (for for) 2 (for to) and any1 (for anyone). I don't call that not being able to spell I call it lazy text speak and as somebody said yesterday why don't you use a spell checker & if you are posting from a mobile you've got auto correct to start with.[/p][/quote]Jock, glad I'm not the only one who finds this text speak a bit childish and lazy... and then trying to say they can't spell as an excuse beggars belief... Shame, as the person means well .....[/p][/quote]What ever.Can't believe how hurtful some1 can b.Thanks 4 your support.I get help with my words.Do u know how that feels 2 keep asking 4 help 2 spell everything.So thanks 4 that. STFC Boyo
  • Score: -6

4:48am Sun 10 Aug 14

ciclosporindorset says...

Chish and Fips wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
STFC Boyo wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
STFC Boyo wrote:
Great game.Well done 2 every1 at Swindon Town
But not well dun 2 u 4 ur stupid text talk innit!
Who the hell do u think u r?I can't spell & never have.So thank 4 making me feel more bad 4 try 2 spell.Thanks
Do you seriously believe that I think you can't spell even the most simple words?
For example you typed :- u (for you) r (for are) 4 (for for) 2 (for to) and any1 (for anyone).
I don't call that not being able to spell I call it lazy text speak and as somebody said yesterday why don't you use a spell checker & if you are posting from a mobile you've got auto correct to start with.
Jock, glad I'm not the only one who finds this text speak a bit childish and lazy... and then trying to say they can't spell as an excuse beggars belief...
Shame, as the person means well .....
You can't even get fish and chips right, moron!
[quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STFC Boyo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STFC Boyo[/bold] wrote: Great game.Well done 2 every1 at Swindon Town[/p][/quote]But not well dun 2 u 4 ur stupid text talk innit![/p][/quote]Who the hell do u think u r?I can't spell & never have.So thank 4 making me feel more bad 4 try 2 spell.Thanks[/p][/quote]Do you seriously believe that I think you can't spell even the most simple words? For example you typed :- u (for you) r (for are) 4 (for for) 2 (for to) and any1 (for anyone). I don't call that not being able to spell I call it lazy text speak and as somebody said yesterday why don't you use a spell checker & if you are posting from a mobile you've got auto correct to start with.[/p][/quote]Jock, glad I'm not the only one who finds this text speak a bit childish and lazy... and then trying to say they can't spell as an excuse beggars belief... Shame, as the person means well .....[/p][/quote]You can't even get fish and chips right, moron! ciclosporindorset
  • Score: -4

6:01am Sun 10 Aug 14

smirg kcab says...

Fantastic game,well played all.
Best point for me was how smith has improved his game in every department
Fantastic game,well played all. Best point for me was how smith has improved his game in every department smirg kcab
  • Score: 2

7:58am Sun 10 Aug 14

Chish and Fips says...

STFC Boyo wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
STFC Boyo wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
STFC Boyo wrote:
Great game.Well done 2 every1 at Swindon Town
But not well dun 2 u 4 ur stupid text talk innit!
Who the hell do u think u r?I can't spell & never have.So thank 4 making me feel more bad 4 try 2 spell.Thanks
Do you seriously believe that I think you can't spell even the most simple words?
For example you typed :- u (for you) r (for are) 4 (for for) 2 (for to) and any1 (for anyone).
I don't call that not being able to spell I call it lazy text speak and as somebody said yesterday why don't you use a spell checker & if you are posting from a mobile you've got auto correct to start with.
Jock, glad I'm not the only one who finds this text speak a bit childish and lazy... and then trying to say they can't spell as an excuse beggars belief...
Shame, as the person means well .....
What ever.Can't believe how hurtful some1 can b.Thanks 4 your support.I get help with my words.Do u know how that feels 2 keep asking 4 help 2 spell everything.So thanks 4 that.
It does seem strange you have problems then spelling the word 'to' but can spell 'believe' I think now this wind up by you has run its course.
I leave it there...
[quote][p][bold]STFC Boyo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STFC Boyo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STFC Boyo[/bold] wrote: Great game.Well done 2 every1 at Swindon Town[/p][/quote]But not well dun 2 u 4 ur stupid text talk innit![/p][/quote]Who the hell do u think u r?I can't spell & never have.So thank 4 making me feel more bad 4 try 2 spell.Thanks[/p][/quote]Do you seriously believe that I think you can't spell even the most simple words? For example you typed :- u (for you) r (for are) 4 (for for) 2 (for to) and any1 (for anyone). I don't call that not being able to spell I call it lazy text speak and as somebody said yesterday why don't you use a spell checker & if you are posting from a mobile you've got auto correct to start with.[/p][/quote]Jock, glad I'm not the only one who finds this text speak a bit childish and lazy... and then trying to say they can't spell as an excuse beggars belief... Shame, as the person means well .....[/p][/quote]What ever.Can't believe how hurtful some1 can b.Thanks 4 your support.I get help with my words.Do u know how that feels 2 keep asking 4 help 2 spell everything.So thanks 4 that.[/p][/quote]It does seem strange you have problems then spelling the word 'to' but can spell 'believe' I think now this wind up by you has run its course. I leave it there... Chish and Fips
  • Score: 4

8:04am Sun 10 Aug 14

Chish and Fips says...

ciclosporindorset wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
STFC Boyo wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
STFC Boyo wrote:
Great game.Well done 2 every1 at Swindon Town
But not well dun 2 u 4 ur stupid text talk innit!
Who the hell do u think u r?I can't spell & never have.So thank 4 making me feel more bad 4 try 2 spell.Thanks
Do you seriously believe that I think you can't spell even the most simple words?
For example you typed :- u (for you) r (for are) 4 (for for) 2 (for to) and any1 (for anyone).
I don't call that not being able to spell I call it lazy text speak and as somebody said yesterday why don't you use a spell checker & if you are posting from a mobile you've got auto correct to start with.
Jock, glad I'm not the only one who finds this text speak a bit childish and lazy... and then trying to say they can't spell as an excuse beggars belief...
Shame, as the person means well .....
You can't even get fish and chips right, moron!
Spoonerism oh Dorset one, or is that too obviously subtle :o)

I won't lower to your level with the name calling...
[quote][p][bold]ciclosporindorset[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STFC Boyo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STFC Boyo[/bold] wrote: Great game.Well done 2 every1 at Swindon Town[/p][/quote]But not well dun 2 u 4 ur stupid text talk innit![/p][/quote]Who the hell do u think u r?I can't spell & never have.So thank 4 making me feel more bad 4 try 2 spell.Thanks[/p][/quote]Do you seriously believe that I think you can't spell even the most simple words? For example you typed :- u (for you) r (for are) 4 (for for) 2 (for to) and any1 (for anyone). I don't call that not being able to spell I call it lazy text speak and as somebody said yesterday why don't you use a spell checker & if you are posting from a mobile you've got auto correct to start with.[/p][/quote]Jock, glad I'm not the only one who finds this text speak a bit childish and lazy... and then trying to say they can't spell as an excuse beggars belief... Shame, as the person means well .....[/p][/quote]You can't even get fish and chips right, moron![/p][/quote]Spoonerism oh Dorset one, or is that too obviously subtle :o) I won't lower to your level with the name calling... Chish and Fips
  • Score: 5

8:13am Sun 10 Aug 14

The Jockster says...

STFC Boyo wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
STFC Boyo wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
STFC Boyo wrote:
Great game.Well done 2 every1 at Swindon Town
But not well dun 2 u 4 ur stupid text talk innit!
Who the hell do u think u r?I can't spell & never have.So thank 4 making me feel more bad 4 try 2 spell.Thanks
Do you seriously believe that I think you can't spell even the most simple words?
For example you typed :- u (for you) r (for are) 4 (for for) 2 (for to) and any1 (for anyone).
I don't call that not being able to spell I call it lazy text speak and as somebody said yesterday why don't you use a spell checker & if you are posting from a mobile you've got auto correct to start with.
Jock, glad I'm not the only one who finds this text speak a bit childish and lazy... and then trying to say they can't spell as an excuse beggars belief...
Shame, as the person means well .....
What ever.Can't believe how hurtful some1 can b.Thanks 4 your support.I get help with my words.Do u know how that feels 2 keep asking 4 help 2 spell everything.So thanks 4 that.
How can you expect people to sympathise when it appears you can clearly spell words like believe, hurtful, & everything but can't spell words like are, for, one, to, etc. You're 'avin a larf Boyo!
[quote][p][bold]STFC Boyo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STFC Boyo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STFC Boyo[/bold] wrote: Great game.Well done 2 every1 at Swindon Town[/p][/quote]But not well dun 2 u 4 ur stupid text talk innit![/p][/quote]Who the hell do u think u r?I can't spell & never have.So thank 4 making me feel more bad 4 try 2 spell.Thanks[/p][/quote]Do you seriously believe that I think you can't spell even the most simple words? For example you typed :- u (for you) r (for are) 4 (for for) 2 (for to) and any1 (for anyone). I don't call that not being able to spell I call it lazy text speak and as somebody said yesterday why don't you use a spell checker & if you are posting from a mobile you've got auto correct to start with.[/p][/quote]Jock, glad I'm not the only one who finds this text speak a bit childish and lazy... and then trying to say they can't spell as an excuse beggars belief... Shame, as the person means well .....[/p][/quote]What ever.Can't believe how hurtful some1 can b.Thanks 4 your support.I get help with my words.Do u know how that feels 2 keep asking 4 help 2 spell everything.So thanks 4 that.[/p][/quote]How can you expect people to sympathise when it appears you can clearly spell words like believe, hurtful, & everything but can't spell words like are, for, one, to, etc. You're 'avin a larf Boyo! The Jockster
  • Score: 3

9:01am Sun 10 Aug 14

Oxon-Red says...

The Jockster wrote:
STFC Boyo wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
STFC Boyo wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
STFC Boyo wrote:
Great game.Well done 2 every1 at Swindon Town
But not well dun 2 u 4 ur stupid text talk innit!
Who the hell do u think u r?I can't spell & never have.So thank 4 making me feel more bad 4 try 2 spell.Thanks
Do you seriously believe that I think you can't spell even the most simple words?
For example you typed :- u (for you) r (for are) 4 (for for) 2 (for to) and any1 (for anyone).
I don't call that not being able to spell I call it lazy text speak and as somebody said yesterday why don't you use a spell checker & if you are posting from a mobile you've got auto correct to start with.
Jock, glad I'm not the only one who finds this text speak a bit childish and lazy... and then trying to say they can't spell as an excuse beggars belief...
Shame, as the person means well .....
What ever.Can't believe how hurtful some1 can b.Thanks 4 your support.I get help with my words.Do u know how that feels 2 keep asking 4 help 2 spell everything.So thanks 4 that.
How can you expect people to sympathise when it appears you can clearly spell words like believe, hurtful, & everything but can't spell words like are, for, one, to, etc. You're 'avin a larf Boyo!
I reckon he's caught two big fish on the same juicy worm :-)

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STFC Boyo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STFC Boyo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STFC Boyo[/bold] wrote: Great game.Well done 2 every1 at Swindon Town[/p][/quote]But not well dun 2 u 4 ur stupid text talk innit![/p][/quote]Who the hell do u think u r?I can't spell & never have.So thank 4 making me feel more bad 4 try 2 spell.Thanks[/p][/quote]Do you seriously believe that I think you can't spell even the most simple words? For example you typed :- u (for you) r (for are) 4 (for for) 2 (for to) and any1 (for anyone). I don't call that not being able to spell I call it lazy text speak and as somebody said yesterday why don't you use a spell checker & if you are posting from a mobile you've got auto correct to start with.[/p][/quote]Jock, glad I'm not the only one who finds this text speak a bit childish and lazy... and then trying to say they can't spell as an excuse beggars belief... Shame, as the person means well .....[/p][/quote]What ever.Can't believe how hurtful some1 can b.Thanks 4 your support.I get help with my words.Do u know how that feels 2 keep asking 4 help 2 spell everything.So thanks 4 that.[/p][/quote]How can you expect people to sympathise when it appears you can clearly spell words like believe, hurtful, & everything but can't spell words like are, for, one, to, etc. You're 'avin a larf Boyo![/p][/quote]I reckon he's caught two big fish on the same juicy worm :-) COYMR Oxon-Red
  • Score: 0

9:06am Sun 10 Aug 14

Chish and Fips says...

Oxon-Red wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
STFC Boyo wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
STFC Boyo wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
STFC Boyo wrote:
Great game.Well done 2 every1 at Swindon Town
But not well dun 2 u 4 ur stupid text talk innit!
Who the hell do u think u r?I can't spell & never have.So thank 4 making me feel more bad 4 try 2 spell.Thanks
Do you seriously believe that I think you can't spell even the most simple words?
For example you typed :- u (for you) r (for are) 4 (for for) 2 (for to) and any1 (for anyone).
I don't call that not being able to spell I call it lazy text speak and as somebody said yesterday why don't you use a spell checker & if you are posting from a mobile you've got auto correct to start with.
Jock, glad I'm not the only one who finds this text speak a bit childish and lazy... and then trying to say they can't spell as an excuse beggars belief...
Shame, as the person means well .....
What ever.Can't believe how hurtful some1 can b.Thanks 4 your support.I get help with my words.Do u know how that feels 2 keep asking 4 help 2 spell everything.So thanks 4 that.
How can you expect people to sympathise when it appears you can clearly spell words like believe, hurtful, & everything but can't spell words like are, for, one, to, etc. You're 'avin a larf Boyo!
I reckon he's caught two big fish on the same juicy worm :-)

COYMR
hook, line and sinker - and in the fisherman's bag eh !! Think you are right Oxon ...
[quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STFC Boyo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STFC Boyo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STFC Boyo[/bold] wrote: Great game.Well done 2 every1 at Swindon Town[/p][/quote]But not well dun 2 u 4 ur stupid text talk innit![/p][/quote]Who the hell do u think u r?I can't spell & never have.So thank 4 making me feel more bad 4 try 2 spell.Thanks[/p][/quote]Do you seriously believe that I think you can't spell even the most simple words? For example you typed :- u (for you) r (for are) 4 (for for) 2 (for to) and any1 (for anyone). I don't call that not being able to spell I call it lazy text speak and as somebody said yesterday why don't you use a spell checker & if you are posting from a mobile you've got auto correct to start with.[/p][/quote]Jock, glad I'm not the only one who finds this text speak a bit childish and lazy... and then trying to say they can't spell as an excuse beggars belief... Shame, as the person means well .....[/p][/quote]What ever.Can't believe how hurtful some1 can b.Thanks 4 your support.I get help with my words.Do u know how that feels 2 keep asking 4 help 2 spell everything.So thanks 4 that.[/p][/quote]How can you expect people to sympathise when it appears you can clearly spell words like believe, hurtful, & everything but can't spell words like are, for, one, to, etc. You're 'avin a larf Boyo![/p][/quote]I reckon he's caught two big fish on the same juicy worm :-) COYMR[/p][/quote]hook, line and sinker - and in the fisherman's bag eh !! Think you are right Oxon ... Chish and Fips
  • Score: 0

9:08am Sun 10 Aug 14

Oxon-Red says...

Jock,

Kasim was superb as were the whole midfield unit. For me it was refreshing to see a wide player regularly taking on, and beating, his full back.
Interesting that the poll at the top of the page currently has Kasim 4th. So many good performances made the MoM very difficult yesterday.

COYMR
Jock, Kasim was superb as were the whole midfield unit. For me it was refreshing to see a wide player regularly taking on, and beating, his full back. Interesting that the poll at the top of the page currently has Kasim 4th. So many good performances made the MoM very difficult yesterday. COYMR Oxon-Red
  • Score: 0

9:51am Sun 10 Aug 14

castle9 says...

Only the first game of the season and dont want to get too carried away, but that was superb entertainment yesterday.

Fantastic performances by all of the team, but Luongo, Byrne, Kasim and Wes in particular. Some of that movement and interchange of passes in midfield in the second half was outstanding and worthy of a much higher level of football.

Only gripe are those fans that always choose to leave early. Why do you do it??? Does it really matter that you get home a minute ahead of everyone else?? I have never left a football match before the final whistle (only tempted once at Birmingham when we were 4-1 down at half time). Why did you not stay and applaud your team of the pitch after that performance??
Only the first game of the season and dont want to get too carried away, but that was superb entertainment yesterday. Fantastic performances by all of the team, but Luongo, Byrne, Kasim and Wes in particular. Some of that movement and interchange of passes in midfield in the second half was outstanding and worthy of a much higher level of football. Only gripe are those fans that always choose to leave early. Why do you do it??? Does it really matter that you get home a minute ahead of everyone else?? I have never left a football match before the final whistle (only tempted once at Birmingham when we were 4-1 down at half time). Why did you not stay and applaud your team of the pitch after that performance?? castle9
  • Score: 3

10:18am Sun 10 Aug 14

lifelong red says...

Glad to see every one"s happy , so they should , that was a superb exhibition of attacking football , played at a good tempo , what was also pleasing was to see our wing backs getting to the bye- line and attempting pull the ball back - always difficult to defend against . As for our defending ... well... er... well ...er well lets just say - lots of work yet to be done in this area and leave it at that for now.
Glad to see every one"s happy , so they should , that was a superb exhibition of attacking football , played at a good tempo , what was also pleasing was to see our wing backs getting to the bye- line and attempting pull the ball back - always difficult to defend against . As for our defending ... well... er... well ...er well lets just say - lots of work yet to be done in this area and leave it at that for now. lifelong red
  • Score: 0

11:00am Sun 10 Aug 14

Davidsyrett says...

Really enjoyed yesterday, great open football by the Town, with lots of pace. Byrne, Kasim and N. Thommo where outstanding, but no-one disappointed. Defence looks shaky and will be found out by better teams but I have a feeling that Lehans 1 month loan is just to give us time to finalise Stephens deal.

All in all very optimistic, but when aren't I?
Really enjoyed yesterday, great open football by the Town, with lots of pace. Byrne, Kasim and N. Thommo where outstanding, but no-one disappointed. Defence looks shaky and will be found out by better teams but I have a feeling that Lehans 1 month loan is just to give us time to finalise Stephens deal. All in all very optimistic, but when aren't I? Davidsyrett
  • Score: 1

11:03am Sun 10 Aug 14

Davidsyrett says...

smirg kcab wrote:
Fantastic game,well played all.
Best point for me was how smith has improved his game in every department
Grim, is that really you?????
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: Fantastic game,well played all. Best point for me was how smith has improved his game in every department[/p][/quote]Grim, is that really you????? Davidsyrett
  • Score: 3

11:35am Sun 10 Aug 14

umpcah says...

Davidsyrett wrote:
Really enjoyed yesterday, great open football by the Town, with lots of pace. Byrne, Kasim and N. Thommo where outstanding, but no-one disappointed. Defence looks shaky and will be found out by better teams but I have a feeling that Lehans 1 month loan is just to give us time to finalise Stephens deal.

All in all very optimistic, but when aren't I?
" Lehan`s 1 month loan is just to give us time to finalise Stephens deal " After his showing yesterday a lot of Town fans will be hoping that is the case ! Perhaps it was a baptism of fire for him ?
[quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: Really enjoyed yesterday, great open football by the Town, with lots of pace. Byrne, Kasim and N. Thommo where outstanding, but no-one disappointed. Defence looks shaky and will be found out by better teams but I have a feeling that Lehans 1 month loan is just to give us time to finalise Stephens deal. All in all very optimistic, but when aren't I?[/p][/quote]" Lehan`s 1 month loan is just to give us time to finalise Stephens deal " After his showing yesterday a lot of Town fans will be hoping that is the case ! Perhaps it was a baptism of fire for him ? umpcah
  • Score: 0

11:39am Sun 10 Aug 14

Davidsyrett says...

castle9 wrote:
Only the first game of the season and dont want to get too carried away, but that was superb entertainment yesterday.

Fantastic performances by all of the team, but Luongo, Byrne, Kasim and Wes in particular. Some of that movement and interchange of passes in midfield in the second half was outstanding and worthy of a much higher level of football.

Only gripe are those fans that always choose to leave early. Why do you do it??? Does it really matter that you get home a minute ahead of everyone else?? I have never left a football match before the final whistle (only tempted once at Birmingham when we were 4-1 down at half time). Why did you not stay and applaud your team of the pitch after that performance??
I remember the Birmingham game, one of the best matches I ever saw, many wanted to leave at half time, I wonder how many missed the second half? Agree though, that fans should stay to the end.
[quote][p][bold]castle9[/bold] wrote: Only the first game of the season and dont want to get too carried away, but that was superb entertainment yesterday. Fantastic performances by all of the team, but Luongo, Byrne, Kasim and Wes in particular. Some of that movement and interchange of passes in midfield in the second half was outstanding and worthy of a much higher level of football. Only gripe are those fans that always choose to leave early. Why do you do it??? Does it really matter that you get home a minute ahead of everyone else?? I have never left a football match before the final whistle (only tempted once at Birmingham when we were 4-1 down at half time). Why did you not stay and applaud your team of the pitch after that performance??[/p][/quote]I remember the Birmingham game, one of the best matches I ever saw, many wanted to leave at half time, I wonder how many missed the second half? Agree though, that fans should stay to the end. Davidsyrett
  • Score: 0

11:40am Sun 10 Aug 14

The Jockster says...

Chish and Fips wrote:
ciclosporindorset wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
STFC Boyo wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
STFC Boyo wrote:
Great game.Well done 2 every1 at Swindon Town
But not well dun 2 u 4 ur stupid text talk innit!
Who the hell do u think u r?I can't spell & never have.So thank 4 making me feel more bad 4 try 2 spell.Thanks
Do you seriously believe that I think you can't spell even the most simple words?
For example you typed :- u (for you) r (for are) 4 (for for) 2 (for to) and any1 (for anyone).
I don't call that not being able to spell I call it lazy text speak and as somebody said yesterday why don't you use a spell checker & if you are posting from a mobile you've got auto correct to start with.
Jock, glad I'm not the only one who finds this text speak a bit childish and lazy... and then trying to say they can't spell as an excuse beggars belief...
Shame, as the person means well .....
You can't even get fish and chips right, moron!
Spoonerism oh Dorset one, or is that too obviously subtle :o)

I won't lower to your level with the name calling...
Chish is that the same Spoonerism as "DicloinCorset" lol! 😃
[quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ciclosporindorset[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STFC Boyo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STFC Boyo[/bold] wrote: Great game.Well done 2 every1 at Swindon Town[/p][/quote]But not well dun 2 u 4 ur stupid text talk innit![/p][/quote]Who the hell do u think u r?I can't spell & never have.So thank 4 making me feel more bad 4 try 2 spell.Thanks[/p][/quote]Do you seriously believe that I think you can't spell even the most simple words? For example you typed :- u (for you) r (for are) 4 (for for) 2 (for to) and any1 (for anyone). I don't call that not being able to spell I call it lazy text speak and as somebody said yesterday why don't you use a spell checker & if you are posting from a mobile you've got auto correct to start with.[/p][/quote]Jock, glad I'm not the only one who finds this text speak a bit childish and lazy... and then trying to say they can't spell as an excuse beggars belief... Shame, as the person means well .....[/p][/quote]You can't even get fish and chips right, moron![/p][/quote]Spoonerism oh Dorset one, or is that too obviously subtle :o) I won't lower to your level with the name calling...[/p][/quote]Chish is that the same Spoonerism as "DicloinCorset" lol! 😃 The Jockster
  • Score: 2

11:43am Sun 10 Aug 14

lifelong red says...

Just a word on Byrne - he looks so much more at ease playing on the right as opposed to the left , where he often had to stop in a effort to get onto his natural right therefore losing momentum - yesterday he was able to get to the bye- line more , and his crosses were so much better. As he was playing in nathans normal position then this could be a dilemma for Cooper - cant leave out Byrne on that performance - cant leave out Nathan-he"s the captain - so my guess is- assuming Stephens does come ,is if were going 3 at the back , then we could looking Stephens- Turnball and Nathan as our 3 at the back , with Branco as back up and Smith- byrne - the wing backs - not to sure about the boy Lelan - looked a bit lost at times , but then this was his first league game so time to improve.
Just a word on Byrne - he looks so much more at ease playing on the right as opposed to the left , where he often had to stop in a effort to get onto his natural right therefore losing momentum - yesterday he was able to get to the bye- line more , and his crosses were so much better. As he was playing in nathans normal position then this could be a dilemma for Cooper - cant leave out Byrne on that performance - cant leave out Nathan-he"s the captain - so my guess is- assuming Stephens does come ,is if were going 3 at the back , then we could looking Stephens- Turnball and Nathan as our 3 at the back , with Branco as back up and Smith- byrne - the wing backs - not to sure about the boy Lelan - looked a bit lost at times , but then this was his first league game so time to improve. lifelong red
  • Score: 5

11:58am Sun 10 Aug 14

Psychedelic Syd says...

Great start to the season. Scunny were very physical and the ref was weak and inconsistent but our youngsters rose above it all. Much credit to them all. Our midfield was amazing, Luongo continued his effervescent form of pre season and just danced away from their clumsy physical challenges. Brad Smith looks an excellent prospect, too often 2nd half he took up great positions on the left but got ignored. I'm sure Cooper will address that though. Agree with all comments above re defence but we are all aware of the weaknesses there and Power/Cooper will get it sorted. COYMR
Great start to the season. Scunny were very physical and the ref was weak and inconsistent but our youngsters rose above it all. Much credit to them all. Our midfield was amazing, Luongo continued his effervescent form of pre season and just danced away from their clumsy physical challenges. Brad Smith looks an excellent prospect, too often 2nd half he took up great positions on the left but got ignored. I'm sure Cooper will address that though. Agree with all comments above re defence but we are all aware of the weaknesses there and Power/Cooper will get it sorted. COYMR Psychedelic Syd
  • Score: 3

12:01pm Sun 10 Aug 14

dazzastfc says...

Chish and Fips wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
STFC Boyo wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
STFC Boyo wrote:
Great game.Well done 2 every1 at Swindon Town
But not well dun 2 u 4 ur stupid text talk innit!
Who the hell do u think u r?I can't spell & never have.So thank 4 making me feel more bad 4 try 2 spell.Thanks
Do you seriously believe that I think you can't spell even the most simple words?
For example you typed :- u (for you) r (for are) 4 (for for) 2 (for to) and any1 (for anyone).
I don't call that not being able to spell I call it lazy text speak and as somebody said yesterday why don't you use a spell checker & if you are posting from a mobile you've got auto correct to start with.
Jock, glad I'm not the only one who finds this text speak a bit childish and lazy... and then trying to say they can't spell as an excuse beggars belief...
Shame, as the person means well .....
What a pair of horrible unts...
A man is not very good at spelling JUST LIKE ME and then he gets you 2 taking the *iss out od him...
THAT IS CALLED BULLYING and would you do it to his face !!!! thought not..
Grow up the pair of ya as spelling now a days had changed from what it was years ago..
[quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STFC Boyo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STFC Boyo[/bold] wrote: Great game.Well done 2 every1 at Swindon Town[/p][/quote]But not well dun 2 u 4 ur stupid text talk innit![/p][/quote]Who the hell do u think u r?I can't spell & never have.So thank 4 making me feel more bad 4 try 2 spell.Thanks[/p][/quote]Do you seriously believe that I think you can't spell even the most simple words? For example you typed :- u (for you) r (for are) 4 (for for) 2 (for to) and any1 (for anyone). I don't call that not being able to spell I call it lazy text speak and as somebody said yesterday why don't you use a spell checker & if you are posting from a mobile you've got auto correct to start with.[/p][/quote]Jock, glad I'm not the only one who finds this text speak a bit childish and lazy... and then trying to say they can't spell as an excuse beggars belief... Shame, as the person means well .....[/p][/quote]What a pair of horrible unts... A man is not very good at spelling JUST LIKE ME and then he gets you 2 taking the *iss out od him... THAT IS CALLED BULLYING and would you do it to his face !!!! thought not.. Grow up the pair of ya as spelling now a days had changed from what it was years ago.. dazzastfc
  • Score: -6

12:04pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Oi Den! says...

Oxon-Red wrote:
Haydonender wrote:
Highly enjoyable day, was a bit unsure what to expect as probably most were but pleasantly surprised. Kasim, Luongo and Wes were first class as usual but thought Byrne was MOTM - outstanding at right wing back. The fact that he's now on the right side means he doesn't keep having to check back and finally seems to have an end product, he beat their fullback every time and should have had a stonewall penalty.

Glad Smith got a couple of goals too, some of our fans seem to sadly have it in for him but I thought his hold up play was ok today and I have no doubt he can get 20 goals + for us this year.

Thought Nathan did well as the middle centre back but would prefer him at RCB with hopefully Stephens in the middle and Turnbull at LCB. If we can get Stephens and another striker then I see no reason why we can't challenge for the play offs or at least match last season.
Echo you MoM, he had the beating of their full back and exploited it. Fantastic to see him running at him and getting to the by-line. He should have had a penalty but suspect the way he went down didn't help his cause.

Thought Michael Smith was excellent today, his control has improved and he proved a real handful providing the midfield with good possession.

Thought defensively we were okay, Lelan needs to be stronger in his aerial challenges and we have to be aware of the runner when playing a higher line (felt we sorted that second half by playing slightly deeper).

Excellent match with some excellent fast tippy tappy football, the change of pace at times was a joy.

Scunny spent a lot of money, worth it ? Not on todays showing IMO.

COYMR
Echo echo re Byrne. Wide on the right is the only place for him.

Disagree on the defence though Oxon. A less wasteful attack would have punished us much more than Scunthorpe did. Also reckon "fast tippy tappy" contradicts itself. We did pass it around fast and with purpose yesterday - unlike for large parts of last season when our tippy tappy play was often a good cure for insomnia.

It was a bit surprising to see Scunthorpe surrender territory so easily when they were two goals down, which I think allowed the odd bit of complacency and lazy passing to creep into our game.

As good as it was, it's a bit early for some people to be ridiculing those who had pre-season concerns. We played on a summer pitch yesterday. Some players who starred did exactly the same thing at the beginning of last season and then did a disappearing act when the going got heavy. It remains to be seen whether they've added that missing steel.

The biggest positive for me was that all the players looked fit, sharp and hungry. That could go a long way towards seeing us through to a good finish.
[quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Haydonender[/bold] wrote: Highly enjoyable day, was a bit unsure what to expect as probably most were but pleasantly surprised. Kasim, Luongo and Wes were first class as usual but thought Byrne was MOTM - outstanding at right wing back. The fact that he's now on the right side means he doesn't keep having to check back and finally seems to have an end product, he beat their fullback every time and should have had a stonewall penalty. Glad Smith got a couple of goals too, some of our fans seem to sadly have it in for him but I thought his hold up play was ok today and I have no doubt he can get 20 goals + for us this year. Thought Nathan did well as the middle centre back but would prefer him at RCB with hopefully Stephens in the middle and Turnbull at LCB. If we can get Stephens and another striker then I see no reason why we can't challenge for the play offs or at least match last season.[/p][/quote]Echo you MoM, he had the beating of their full back and exploited it. Fantastic to see him running at him and getting to the by-line. He should have had a penalty but suspect the way he went down didn't help his cause. Thought Michael Smith was excellent today, his control has improved and he proved a real handful providing the midfield with good possession. Thought defensively we were okay, Lelan needs to be stronger in his aerial challenges and we have to be aware of the runner when playing a higher line (felt we sorted that second half by playing slightly deeper). Excellent match with some excellent fast tippy tappy football, the change of pace at times was a joy. Scunny spent a lot of money, worth it ? Not on todays showing IMO. COYMR[/p][/quote]Echo echo re Byrne. Wide on the right is the only place for him. Disagree on the defence though Oxon. A less wasteful attack would have punished us much more than Scunthorpe did. Also reckon "fast tippy tappy" contradicts itself. We did pass it around fast and with purpose yesterday - unlike for large parts of last season when our tippy tappy play was often a good cure for insomnia. It was a bit surprising to see Scunthorpe surrender territory so easily when they were two goals down, which I think allowed the odd bit of complacency and lazy passing to creep into our game. As good as it was, it's a bit early for some people to be ridiculing those who had pre-season concerns. We played on a summer pitch yesterday. Some players who starred did exactly the same thing at the beginning of last season and then did a disappearing act when the going got heavy. It remains to be seen whether they've added that missing steel. The biggest positive for me was that all the players looked fit, sharp and hungry. That could go a long way towards seeing us through to a good finish. Oi Den!
  • Score: 0

12:20pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Oi Den! says...

PS I notice there are no mentions on here of Aden Flint's barnstorming performance for Bristol City yesterday. Strange that, after there was so much interest in him when he was going through a sticky patch there.
PS I notice there are no mentions on here of Aden Flint's barnstorming performance for Bristol City yesterday. Strange that, after there was so much interest in him when he was going through a sticky patch there. Oi Den!
  • Score: -3

12:22pm Sun 10 Aug 14

dreamofacleansheet2 says...

Gentleman remembering Birmingham away. We were in fact 2-1 down at half time. Shaun Taylor had gone off for stitches at 1 nil down, they scored a second, he came back on and pulled one back for us. Was still desperate as fans outside and general area that day grim. we then conceded two early goals second half. I was off but my mate gave me the immortal line "Good one to win"......

The feeling of the fourth was like winning the League, the 5th the European Cup and the 6th the World Cup. The raw emotion of those goals will be very hard to beat in my lifetime........
Gentleman remembering Birmingham away. We were in fact 2-1 down at half time. Shaun Taylor had gone off for stitches at 1 nil down, they scored a second, he came back on and pulled one back for us. Was still desperate as fans outside and general area that day grim. we then conceded two early goals second half. I was off but my mate gave me the immortal line "Good one to win"...... The feeling of the fourth was like winning the League, the 5th the European Cup and the 6th the World Cup. The raw emotion of those goals will be very hard to beat in my lifetime........ dreamofacleansheet2
  • Score: 2

12:40pm Sun 10 Aug 14

dazzastfc says...

South Stand wrote:
dazzastfc wrote:
GOOD WIN AND VERY WELL PLAYED...Some shocking defending but who cares we won..Fodringham was my MOTM with some fantastic saves..
Good to see less tippy tappy boring football..JEEP IT UP

WELL DONE COOPERMAN And all the rest of the squade...

VERY HAPPY CLAPPER TODAY
Hooray....that's one of 'em converted. Well done Dazza.
I never said that..
I said well done today...
With Stephan coming in we should more organised at the back but IF he dont I think we will still struggle...

Time will tell if I think that I was right..After all when the bad weather comes and the pitches start getting heavy and cut up just like it did last season That is were I HOPE cooper has a plan B
Now cam down its only 1 GAME. BUT IT WAS GOOD and nice to watch at times BUT also very nervy when the defence got exposed..
And that is why to me Fodders was MOTM
[quote][p][bold]South Stand[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dazzastfc[/bold] wrote: GOOD WIN AND VERY WELL PLAYED...Some shocking defending but who cares we won..Fodringham was my MOTM with some fantastic saves.. Good to see less tippy tappy boring football..JEEP IT UP WELL DONE COOPERMAN And all the rest of the squade... VERY HAPPY CLAPPER TODAY[/p][/quote]Hooray....that's one of 'em converted. Well done Dazza.[/p][/quote]I never said that.. I said well done today... With Stephan coming in we should more organised at the back but IF he dont I think we will still struggle... Time will tell if I think that I was right..After all when the bad weather comes and the pitches start getting heavy and cut up just like it did last season That is were I HOPE cooper has a plan B Now cam down its only 1 GAME. BUT IT WAS GOOD and nice to watch at times BUT also very nervy when the defence got exposed.. And that is why to me Fodders was MOTM dazzastfc
  • Score: 0

12:42pm Sun 10 Aug 14

We are PANTS says...

dreamofacleansheet2 wrote:
Gentleman remembering Birmingham away. We were in fact 2-1 down at half time. Shaun Taylor had gone off for stitches at 1 nil down, they scored a second, he came back on and pulled one back for us. Was still desperate as fans outside and general area that day grim. we then conceded two early goals second half. I was off but my mate gave me the immortal line "Good one to win"......

The feeling of the fourth was like winning the League, the 5th the European Cup and the 6th the World Cup. The raw emotion of those goals will be very hard to beat in my lifetime........
Then we had to face the Birmingham fans coming across the gardens down the alleyway... Tin hat time...... :-)
[quote][p][bold]dreamofacleansheet2[/bold] wrote: Gentleman remembering Birmingham away. We were in fact 2-1 down at half time. Shaun Taylor had gone off for stitches at 1 nil down, they scored a second, he came back on and pulled one back for us. Was still desperate as fans outside and general area that day grim. we then conceded two early goals second half. I was off but my mate gave me the immortal line "Good one to win"...... The feeling of the fourth was like winning the League, the 5th the European Cup and the 6th the World Cup. The raw emotion of those goals will be very hard to beat in my lifetime........[/p][/quote]Then we had to face the Birmingham fans coming across the gardens down the alleyway... Tin hat time...... :-) We are PANTS
  • Score: 0

1:08pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Chish and Fips says...

dazzastfc wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
STFC Boyo wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
STFC Boyo wrote:
Great game.Well done 2 every1 at Swindon Town
But not well dun 2 u 4 ur stupid text talk innit!
Who the hell do u think u r?I can't spell & never have.So thank 4 making me feel more bad 4 try 2 spell.Thanks
Do you seriously believe that I think you can't spell even the most simple words?
For example you typed :- u (for you) r (for are) 4 (for for) 2 (for to) and any1 (for anyone).
I don't call that not being able to spell I call it lazy text speak and as somebody said yesterday why don't you use a spell checker & if you are posting from a mobile you've got auto correct to start with.
Jock, glad I'm not the only one who finds this text speak a bit childish and lazy... and then trying to say they can't spell as an excuse beggars belief...
Shame, as the person means well .....
What a pair of horrible unts...
A man is not very good at spelling JUST LIKE ME and then he gets you 2 taking the *iss out od him...
THAT IS CALLED BULLYING and would you do it to his face !!!! thought not..
Grow up the pair of ya as spelling now a days had changed from what it was years ago..
dazza - just to put the record straight - his isn't bad spelling, it's this lazy text speak ... of which it is probably all a wind up and you have suckered in as well. DOH !!
[quote][p][bold]dazzastfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STFC Boyo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STFC Boyo[/bold] wrote: Great game.Well done 2 every1 at Swindon Town[/p][/quote]But not well dun 2 u 4 ur stupid text talk innit![/p][/quote]Who the hell do u think u r?I can't spell & never have.So thank 4 making me feel more bad 4 try 2 spell.Thanks[/p][/quote]Do you seriously believe that I think you can't spell even the most simple words? For example you typed :- u (for you) r (for are) 4 (for for) 2 (for to) and any1 (for anyone). I don't call that not being able to spell I call it lazy text speak and as somebody said yesterday why don't you use a spell checker & if you are posting from a mobile you've got auto correct to start with.[/p][/quote]Jock, glad I'm not the only one who finds this text speak a bit childish and lazy... and then trying to say they can't spell as an excuse beggars belief... Shame, as the person means well .....[/p][/quote]What a pair of horrible unts... A man is not very good at spelling JUST LIKE ME and then he gets you 2 taking the *iss out od him... THAT IS CALLED BULLYING and would you do it to his face !!!! thought not.. Grow up the pair of ya as spelling now a days had changed from what it was years ago..[/p][/quote]dazza - just to put the record straight - his isn't bad spelling, it's this lazy text speak ... of which it is probably all a wind up and you have suckered in as well. DOH !! Chish and Fips
  • Score: 1

1:25pm Sun 10 Aug 14

lifelong red says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Oxon-Red wrote:
Haydonender wrote:
Highly enjoyable day, was a bit unsure what to expect as probably most were but pleasantly surprised. Kasim, Luongo and Wes were first class as usual but thought Byrne was MOTM - outstanding at right wing back. The fact that he's now on the right side means he doesn't keep having to check back and finally seems to have an end product, he beat their fullback every time and should have had a stonewall penalty.

Glad Smith got a couple of goals too, some of our fans seem to sadly have it in for him but I thought his hold up play was ok today and I have no doubt he can get 20 goals + for us this year.

Thought Nathan did well as the middle centre back but would prefer him at RCB with hopefully Stephens in the middle and Turnbull at LCB. If we can get Stephens and another striker then I see no reason why we can't challenge for the play offs or at least match last season.
Echo you MoM, he had the beating of their full back and exploited it. Fantastic to see him running at him and getting to the by-line. He should have had a penalty but suspect the way he went down didn't help his cause.

Thought Michael Smith was excellent today, his control has improved and he proved a real handful providing the midfield with good possession.

Thought defensively we were okay, Lelan needs to be stronger in his aerial challenges and we have to be aware of the runner when playing a higher line (felt we sorted that second half by playing slightly deeper).

Excellent match with some excellent fast tippy tappy football, the change of pace at times was a joy.

Scunny spent a lot of money, worth it ? Not on todays showing IMO.

COYMR
Echo echo re Byrne. Wide on the right is the only place for him.

Disagree on the defence though Oxon. A less wasteful attack would have punished us much more than Scunthorpe did. Also reckon "fast tippy tappy" contradicts itself. We did pass it around fast and with purpose yesterday - unlike for large parts of last season when our tippy tappy play was often a good cure for insomnia.

It was a bit surprising to see Scunthorpe surrender territory so easily when they were two goals down, which I think allowed the odd bit of complacency and lazy passing to creep into our game.

As good as it was, it's a bit early for some people to be ridiculing those who had pre-season concerns. We played on a summer pitch yesterday. Some players who starred did exactly the same thing at the beginning of last season and then did a disappearing act when the going got heavy. It remains to be seen whether they've added that missing steel.

The biggest positive for me was that all the players looked fit, sharp and hungry. That could go a long way towards seeing us through to a good finish.
Den-- yes your right - it does remain to be seen , but if we continue to show the same kind of commitment and determination we showed at the latter part of last season and again yesterday home and away and I stress away also , then I think the sky"s the limit for us for the rest of the season.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Haydonender[/bold] wrote: Highly enjoyable day, was a bit unsure what to expect as probably most were but pleasantly surprised. Kasim, Luongo and Wes were first class as usual but thought Byrne was MOTM - outstanding at right wing back. The fact that he's now on the right side means he doesn't keep having to check back and finally seems to have an end product, he beat their fullback every time and should have had a stonewall penalty. Glad Smith got a couple of goals too, some of our fans seem to sadly have it in for him but I thought his hold up play was ok today and I have no doubt he can get 20 goals + for us this year. Thought Nathan did well as the middle centre back but would prefer him at RCB with hopefully Stephens in the middle and Turnbull at LCB. If we can get Stephens and another striker then I see no reason why we can't challenge for the play offs or at least match last season.[/p][/quote]Echo you MoM, he had the beating of their full back and exploited it. Fantastic to see him running at him and getting to the by-line. He should have had a penalty but suspect the way he went down didn't help his cause. Thought Michael Smith was excellent today, his control has improved and he proved a real handful providing the midfield with good possession. Thought defensively we were okay, Lelan needs to be stronger in his aerial challenges and we have to be aware of the runner when playing a higher line (felt we sorted that second half by playing slightly deeper). Excellent match with some excellent fast tippy tappy football, the change of pace at times was a joy. Scunny spent a lot of money, worth it ? Not on todays showing IMO. COYMR[/p][/quote]Echo echo re Byrne. Wide on the right is the only place for him. Disagree on the defence though Oxon. A less wasteful attack would have punished us much more than Scunthorpe did. Also reckon "fast tippy tappy" contradicts itself. We did pass it around fast and with purpose yesterday - unlike for large parts of last season when our tippy tappy play was often a good cure for insomnia. It was a bit surprising to see Scunthorpe surrender territory so easily when they were two goals down, which I think allowed the odd bit of complacency and lazy passing to creep into our game. As good as it was, it's a bit early for some people to be ridiculing those who had pre-season concerns. We played on a summer pitch yesterday. Some players who starred did exactly the same thing at the beginning of last season and then did a disappearing act when the going got heavy. It remains to be seen whether they've added that missing steel. The biggest positive for me was that all the players looked fit, sharp and hungry. That could go a long way towards seeing us through to a good finish.[/p][/quote]Den-- yes your right - it does remain to be seen , but if we continue to show the same kind of commitment and determination we showed at the latter part of last season and again yesterday home and away and I stress away also , then I think the sky"s the limit for us for the rest of the season. lifelong red
  • Score: 1

1:27pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Oi Den! says...

I'm with you Chish - and I'm not having a go at people who struggle with spelling either. I dislike this trend of using numbers instead of words.

Daz, I don't want it to sound like people are ganging up on you but spelling hasn't changed at all (except for being changed by the Americans, who seem to make their own rules with our words - two nations divided by a common language, as the saying goes).
I'm with you Chish - and I'm not having a go at people who struggle with spelling either. I dislike this trend of using numbers instead of words. Daz, I don't want it to sound like people are ganging up on you but spelling hasn't changed at all (except for being changed by the Americans, who seem to make their own rules with our words - two nations divided by a common language, as the saying goes). Oi Den!
  • Score: 1

1:36pm Sun 10 Aug 14

lifelong red says...

Grit - determination - effort- commitment , and above all the consistency in implementing all these factors is the key.
Grit - determination - effort- commitment , and above all the consistency in implementing all these factors is the key. lifelong red
  • Score: 1

1:46pm Sun 10 Aug 14

old town robin says...

Don't think I can add anything that has nor already been said by most of the fans that were there. Thoroughly entertaining game with chances at both ends. Smiths second killed them off and second half there was only going to be one team that was going to get the 3 points.
Thought Attwell was far too lenient with some of their tackling and IMO the trip on Byrnes was a stonewall penalty, ever get the feeling he's got something against Byrnes who he never gives the benefit too. Having said that his overall performance was better than some I've seen and we will no doubt see far worse before the end of the season.

Special mentions for Michael Smith for getting himself in the right place at the right time, Luango, Kasim, Byrne, Louis Thompson and Gladwin for dominating the middle of the park, Wes for his 4 outstanding saves. Brad Smith for an outstanding debut, Nat for his leadership and our two raw recruits Turnbull and Lelan who never let the team down and will only get better.

Branco showed when he came on that he has improved from his first shaky debut and will start Tuesday because lelan does not have permission from Derby to play against Luton

Now all we have to do is show we can do the same on the road as we do at home and our 25-1 odds to win the league might even tempt Jock and Grim to risk a fiver. E/W might be a better bet though. lol
Don't think I can add anything that has nor already been said by most of the fans that were there. Thoroughly entertaining game with chances at both ends. Smiths second killed them off and second half there was only going to be one team that was going to get the 3 points. Thought Attwell was far too lenient with some of their tackling and IMO the trip on Byrnes was a stonewall penalty, ever get the feeling he's got something against Byrnes who he never gives the benefit too. Having said that his overall performance was better than some I've seen and we will no doubt see far worse before the end of the season. Special mentions for Michael Smith for getting himself in the right place at the right time, Luango, Kasim, Byrne, Louis Thompson and Gladwin for dominating the middle of the park, Wes for his 4 outstanding saves. Brad Smith for an outstanding debut, Nat for his leadership and our two raw recruits Turnbull and Lelan who never let the team down and will only get better. Branco showed when he came on that he has improved from his first shaky debut and will start Tuesday because lelan does not have permission from Derby to play against Luton Now all we have to do is show we can do the same on the road as we do at home and our 25-1 odds to win the league might even tempt Jock and Grim to risk a fiver. E/W might be a better bet though. lol old town robin
  • Score: 2

3:06pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Oxon-Red says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Oxon-Red wrote:
Haydonender wrote:
Highly enjoyable day, was a bit unsure what to expect as probably most were but pleasantly surprised. Kasim, Luongo and Wes were first class as usual but thought Byrne was MOTM - outstanding at right wing back. The fact that he's now on the right side means he doesn't keep having to check back and finally seems to have an end product, he beat their fullback every time and should have had a stonewall penalty.

Glad Smith got a couple of goals too, some of our fans seem to sadly have it in for him but I thought his hold up play was ok today and I have no doubt he can get 20 goals + for us this year.

Thought Nathan did well as the middle centre back but would prefer him at RCB with hopefully Stephens in the middle and Turnbull at LCB. If we can get Stephens and another striker then I see no reason why we can't challenge for the play offs or at least match last season.
Echo you MoM, he had the beating of their full back and exploited it. Fantastic to see him running at him and getting to the by-line. He should have had a penalty but suspect the way he went down didn't help his cause.

Thought Michael Smith was excellent today, his control has improved and he proved a real handful providing the midfield with good possession.

Thought defensively we were okay, Lelan needs to be stronger in his aerial challenges and we have to be aware of the runner when playing a higher line (felt we sorted that second half by playing slightly deeper).

Excellent match with some excellent fast tippy tappy football, the change of pace at times was a joy.

Scunny spent a lot of money, worth it ? Not on todays showing IMO.

COYMR
Echo echo re Byrne. Wide on the right is the only place for him.

Disagree on the defence though Oxon. A less wasteful attack would have punished us much more than Scunthorpe did. Also reckon "fast tippy tappy" contradicts itself. We did pass it around fast and with purpose yesterday - unlike for large parts of last season when our tippy tappy play was often a good cure for insomnia.

It was a bit surprising to see Scunthorpe surrender territory so easily when they were two goals down, which I think allowed the odd bit of complacency and lazy passing to creep into our game.

As good as it was, it's a bit early for some people to be ridiculing those who had pre-season concerns. We played on a summer pitch yesterday. Some players who starred did exactly the same thing at the beginning of last season and then did a disappearing act when the going got heavy. It remains to be seen whether they've added that missing steel.

The biggest positive for me was that all the players looked fit, sharp and hungry. That could go a long way towards seeing us through to a good finish.
Den,

IMO we played what is described by many on here as tippy-tappy football. We did it last season and at times the change of tempo was not there which you quite rightly identified as boring.

Defensively yesterday we were exposed at times, especially in the first half and perhaps we did get away with it but second half we were much more comfortable. Work to be done however.

We will be pressed harder at the back during the season and it will be interesting to see how we cope. I also enjoyed seeing Nathan playing in the centre as it enabled us on many occasions to build from the halfway line.

Another frequent comment last season was about fitness. I believe the stamina of the team has improved and we were definitely the fitter team yesterday.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Haydonender[/bold] wrote: Highly enjoyable day, was a bit unsure what to expect as probably most were but pleasantly surprised. Kasim, Luongo and Wes were first class as usual but thought Byrne was MOTM - outstanding at right wing back. The fact that he's now on the right side means he doesn't keep having to check back and finally seems to have an end product, he beat their fullback every time and should have had a stonewall penalty. Glad Smith got a couple of goals too, some of our fans seem to sadly have it in for him but I thought his hold up play was ok today and I have no doubt he can get 20 goals + for us this year. Thought Nathan did well as the middle centre back but would prefer him at RCB with hopefully Stephens in the middle and Turnbull at LCB. If we can get Stephens and another striker then I see no reason why we can't challenge for the play offs or at least match last season.[/p][/quote]Echo you MoM, he had the beating of their full back and exploited it. Fantastic to see him running at him and getting to the by-line. He should have had a penalty but suspect the way he went down didn't help his cause. Thought Michael Smith was excellent today, his control has improved and he proved a real handful providing the midfield with good possession. Thought defensively we were okay, Lelan needs to be stronger in his aerial challenges and we have to be aware of the runner when playing a higher line (felt we sorted that second half by playing slightly deeper). Excellent match with some excellent fast tippy tappy football, the change of pace at times was a joy. Scunny spent a lot of money, worth it ? Not on todays showing IMO. COYMR[/p][/quote]Echo echo re Byrne. Wide on the right is the only place for him. Disagree on the defence though Oxon. A less wasteful attack would have punished us much more than Scunthorpe did. Also reckon "fast tippy tappy" contradicts itself. We did pass it around fast and with purpose yesterday - unlike for large parts of last season when our tippy tappy play was often a good cure for insomnia. It was a bit surprising to see Scunthorpe surrender territory so easily when they were two goals down, which I think allowed the odd bit of complacency and lazy passing to creep into our game. As good as it was, it's a bit early for some people to be ridiculing those who had pre-season concerns. We played on a summer pitch yesterday. Some players who starred did exactly the same thing at the beginning of last season and then did a disappearing act when the going got heavy. It remains to be seen whether they've added that missing steel. The biggest positive for me was that all the players looked fit, sharp and hungry. That could go a long way towards seeing us through to a good finish.[/p][/quote]Den, IMO we played what is described by many on here as tippy-tappy football. We did it last season and at times the change of tempo was not there which you quite rightly identified as boring. Defensively yesterday we were exposed at times, especially in the first half and perhaps we did get away with it but second half we were much more comfortable. Work to be done however. We will be pressed harder at the back during the season and it will be interesting to see how we cope. I also enjoyed seeing Nathan playing in the centre as it enabled us on many occasions to build from the halfway line. Another frequent comment last season was about fitness. I believe the stamina of the team has improved and we were definitely the fitter team yesterday. Oxon-Red
  • Score: 1

3:37pm Sun 10 Aug 14

STFC Boyo says...

Chish and Fips wrote:
dazzastfc wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
STFC Boyo wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
STFC Boyo wrote:
Great game.Well done 2 every1 at Swindon Town
But not well dun 2 u 4 ur stupid text talk innit!
Who the hell do u think u r?I can't spell & never have.So thank 4 making me feel more bad 4 try 2 spell.Thanks
Do you seriously believe that I think you can't spell even the most simple words?
For example you typed :- u (for you) r (for are) 4 (for for) 2 (for to) and any1 (for anyone).
I don't call that not being able to spell I call it lazy text speak and as somebody said yesterday why don't you use a spell checker & if you are posting from a mobile you've got auto correct to start with.
Jock, glad I'm not the only one who finds this text speak a bit childish and lazy... and then trying to say they can't spell as an excuse beggars belief...
Shame, as the person means well .....
What a pair of horrible unts...
A man is not very good at spelling JUST LIKE ME and then he gets you 2 taking the *iss out od him...
THAT IS CALLED BULLYING and would you do it to his face !!!! thought not..
Grow up the pair of ya as spelling now a days had changed from what it was years ago..
dazza - just to put the record straight - his isn't bad spelling, it's this lazy text speak ... of which it is probably all a wind up and you have suckered in as well. DOH !!
U r the sad 1 thinking I would make something up like that.Iam singing off now & will not b coming back.As I don't need 2 put up with people like u saying that.I hope I get 2 find out who u r 1day.Good bye
[quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dazzastfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STFC Boyo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STFC Boyo[/bold] wrote: Great game.Well done 2 every1 at Swindon Town[/p][/quote]But not well dun 2 u 4 ur stupid text talk innit![/p][/quote]Who the hell do u think u r?I can't spell & never have.So thank 4 making me feel more bad 4 try 2 spell.Thanks[/p][/quote]Do you seriously believe that I think you can't spell even the most simple words? For example you typed :- u (for you) r (for are) 4 (for for) 2 (for to) and any1 (for anyone). I don't call that not being able to spell I call it lazy text speak and as somebody said yesterday why don't you use a spell checker & if you are posting from a mobile you've got auto correct to start with.[/p][/quote]Jock, glad I'm not the only one who finds this text speak a bit childish and lazy... and then trying to say they can't spell as an excuse beggars belief... Shame, as the person means well .....[/p][/quote]What a pair of horrible unts... A man is not very good at spelling JUST LIKE ME and then he gets you 2 taking the *iss out od him... THAT IS CALLED BULLYING and would you do it to his face !!!! thought not.. Grow up the pair of ya as spelling now a days had changed from what it was years ago..[/p][/quote]dazza - just to put the record straight - his isn't bad spelling, it's this lazy text speak ... of which it is probably all a wind up and you have suckered in as well. DOH !![/p][/quote]U r the sad 1 thinking I would make something up like that.Iam singing off now & will not b coming back.As I don't need 2 put up with people like u saying that.I hope I get 2 find out who u r 1day.Good bye STFC Boyo
  • Score: -3

4:39pm Sun 10 Aug 14

dazzastfc says...

Chish and Fips wrote:
dazzastfc wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
STFC Boyo wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
STFC Boyo wrote:
Great game.Well done 2 every1 at Swindon Town
But not well dun 2 u 4 ur stupid text talk innit!
Who the hell do u think u r?I can't spell & never have.So thank 4 making me feel more bad 4 try 2 spell.Thanks
Do you seriously believe that I think you can't spell even the most simple words?
For example you typed :- u (for you) r (for are) 4 (for for) 2 (for to) and any1 (for anyone).
I don't call that not being able to spell I call it lazy text speak and as somebody said yesterday why don't you use a spell checker & if you are posting from a mobile you've got auto correct to start with.
Jock, glad I'm not the only one who finds this text speak a bit childish and lazy... and then trying to say they can't spell as an excuse beggars belief...
Shame, as the person means well .....
What a pair of horrible unts...
A man is not very good at spelling JUST LIKE ME and then he gets you 2 taking the *iss out od him...
THAT IS CALLED BULLYING and would you do it to his face !!!! thought not..
Grow up the pair of ya as spelling now a days had changed from what it was years ago..
dazza - just to put the record straight - his isn't bad spelling, it's this lazy text speak ... of which it is probably all a wind up and you have suckered in as well. DOH !!
Sorry chish but i was only having a laugh write what you wont..
Sorry if it looked like i was being serious....
[quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dazzastfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STFC Boyo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STFC Boyo[/bold] wrote: Great game.Well done 2 every1 at Swindon Town[/p][/quote]But not well dun 2 u 4 ur stupid text talk innit![/p][/quote]Who the hell do u think u r?I can't spell & never have.So thank 4 making me feel more bad 4 try 2 spell.Thanks[/p][/quote]Do you seriously believe that I think you can't spell even the most simple words? For example you typed :- u (for you) r (for are) 4 (for for) 2 (for to) and any1 (for anyone). I don't call that not being able to spell I call it lazy text speak and as somebody said yesterday why don't you use a spell checker & if you are posting from a mobile you've got auto correct to start with.[/p][/quote]Jock, glad I'm not the only one who finds this text speak a bit childish and lazy... and then trying to say they can't spell as an excuse beggars belief... Shame, as the person means well .....[/p][/quote]What a pair of horrible unts... A man is not very good at spelling JUST LIKE ME and then he gets you 2 taking the *iss out od him... THAT IS CALLED BULLYING and would you do it to his face !!!! thought not.. Grow up the pair of ya as spelling now a days had changed from what it was years ago..[/p][/quote]dazza - just to put the record straight - his isn't bad spelling, it's this lazy text speak ... of which it is probably all a wind up and you have suckered in as well. DOH !![/p][/quote]Sorry chish but i was only having a laugh write what you wont.. Sorry if it looked like i was being serious.... dazzastfc
  • Score: -1

4:39pm Sun 10 Aug 14

dazzastfc says...

Chish and Fips wrote:
dazzastfc wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
STFC Boyo wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
STFC Boyo wrote:
Great game.Well done 2 every1 at Swindon Town
But not well dun 2 u 4 ur stupid text talk innit!
Who the hell do u think u r?I can't spell & never have.So thank 4 making me feel more bad 4 try 2 spell.Thanks
Do you seriously believe that I think you can't spell even the most simple words?
For example you typed :- u (for you) r (for are) 4 (for for) 2 (for to) and any1 (for anyone).
I don't call that not being able to spell I call it lazy text speak and as somebody said yesterday why don't you use a spell checker & if you are posting from a mobile you've got auto correct to start with.
Jock, glad I'm not the only one who finds this text speak a bit childish and lazy... and then trying to say they can't spell as an excuse beggars belief...
Shame, as the person means well .....
What a pair of horrible unts...
A man is not very good at spelling JUST LIKE ME and then he gets you 2 taking the *iss out od him...
THAT IS CALLED BULLYING and would you do it to his face !!!! thought not..
Grow up the pair of ya as spelling now a days had changed from what it was years ago..
dazza - just to put the record straight - his isn't bad spelling, it's this lazy text speak ... of which it is probably all a wind up and you have suckered in as well. DOH !!
Sorry chish but i was only having a laugh write what you wont..
Sorry if it looked like i was being serious....
[quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dazzastfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STFC Boyo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STFC Boyo[/bold] wrote: Great game.Well done 2 every1 at Swindon Town[/p][/quote]But not well dun 2 u 4 ur stupid text talk innit![/p][/quote]Who the hell do u think u r?I can't spell & never have.So thank 4 making me feel more bad 4 try 2 spell.Thanks[/p][/quote]Do you seriously believe that I think you can't spell even the most simple words? For example you typed :- u (for you) r (for are) 4 (for for) 2 (for to) and any1 (for anyone). I don't call that not being able to spell I call it lazy text speak and as somebody said yesterday why don't you use a spell checker & if you are posting from a mobile you've got auto correct to start with.[/p][/quote]Jock, glad I'm not the only one who finds this text speak a bit childish and lazy... and then trying to say they can't spell as an excuse beggars belief... Shame, as the person means well .....[/p][/quote]What a pair of horrible unts... A man is not very good at spelling JUST LIKE ME and then he gets you 2 taking the *iss out od him... THAT IS CALLED BULLYING and would you do it to his face !!!! thought not.. Grow up the pair of ya as spelling now a days had changed from what it was years ago..[/p][/quote]dazza - just to put the record straight - his isn't bad spelling, it's this lazy text speak ... of which it is probably all a wind up and you have suckered in as well. DOH !![/p][/quote]Sorry chish but i was only having a laugh write what you wont.. Sorry if it looked like i was being serious.... dazzastfc
  • Score: -1

4:53pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Chish and Fips says...

dazzastfc wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
dazzastfc wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
STFC Boyo wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
STFC Boyo wrote:
Great game.Well done 2 every1 at Swindon Town
But not well dun 2 u 4 ur stupid text talk innit!
Who the hell do u think u r?I can't spell & never have.So thank 4 making me feel more bad 4 try 2 spell.Thanks
Do you seriously believe that I think you can't spell even the most simple words?
For example you typed :- u (for you) r (for are) 4 (for for) 2 (for to) and any1 (for anyone).
I don't call that not being able to spell I call it lazy text speak and as somebody said yesterday why don't you use a spell checker & if you are posting from a mobile you've got auto correct to start with.
Jock, glad I'm not the only one who finds this text speak a bit childish and lazy... and then trying to say they can't spell as an excuse beggars belief...
Shame, as the person means well .....
What a pair of horrible unts...
A man is not very good at spelling JUST LIKE ME and then he gets you 2 taking the *iss out od him...
THAT IS CALLED BULLYING and would you do it to his face !!!! thought not..
Grow up the pair of ya as spelling now a days had changed from what it was years ago..
dazza - just to put the record straight - his isn't bad spelling, it's this lazy text speak ... of which it is probably all a wind up and you have suckered in as well. DOH !!
Sorry chish but i was only having a laugh write what you wont..
Sorry if it looked like i was being serious....
Cheers dazza - I too suffer from spelling problems and tend to rely on a spell-checker to help me out...
[quote][p][bold]dazzastfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dazzastfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STFC Boyo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STFC Boyo[/bold] wrote: Great game.Well done 2 every1 at Swindon Town[/p][/quote]But not well dun 2 u 4 ur stupid text talk innit![/p][/quote]Who the hell do u think u r?I can't spell & never have.So thank 4 making me feel more bad 4 try 2 spell.Thanks[/p][/quote]Do you seriously believe that I think you can't spell even the most simple words? For example you typed :- u (for you) r (for are) 4 (for for) 2 (for to) and any1 (for anyone). I don't call that not being able to spell I call it lazy text speak and as somebody said yesterday why don't you use a spell checker & if you are posting from a mobile you've got auto correct to start with.[/p][/quote]Jock, glad I'm not the only one who finds this text speak a bit childish and lazy... and then trying to say they can't spell as an excuse beggars belief... Shame, as the person means well .....[/p][/quote]What a pair of horrible unts... A man is not very good at spelling JUST LIKE ME and then he gets you 2 taking the *iss out od him... THAT IS CALLED BULLYING and would you do it to his face !!!! thought not.. Grow up the pair of ya as spelling now a days had changed from what it was years ago..[/p][/quote]dazza - just to put the record straight - his isn't bad spelling, it's this lazy text speak ... of which it is probably all a wind up and you have suckered in as well. DOH !![/p][/quote]Sorry chish but i was only having a laugh write what you wont.. Sorry if it looked like i was being serious....[/p][/quote]Cheers dazza - I too suffer from spelling problems and tend to rely on a spell-checker to help me out... Chish and Fips
  • Score: -1

5:13pm Sun 10 Aug 14

The Jockster says...

Dazzler this forum would be much more dull without your contributions and while your spelling may not be A level standard you never resort to text speak.
Boyo says he's genuinely not making it all up but I fail to comprehend how even in what he says is his last post he can apparently type the longer words but can't manage words of 2-3 letters.
I'd politely suggest he seeks some adult literacy lessons because he must struggle to fill in official paperwork and job applications etc.
He seems to be able to read ok so it's just a case of improving his vocabulary.
Spelling may well not be seen as important as it once was but many potential employers would bin a CV written in Boyo's style.
Dazzler this forum would be much more dull without your contributions and while your spelling may not be A level standard you never resort to text speak. Boyo says he's genuinely not making it all up but I fail to comprehend how even in what he says is his last post he can apparently type the longer words but can't manage words of 2-3 letters. I'd politely suggest he seeks some adult literacy lessons because he must struggle to fill in official paperwork and job applications etc. He seems to be able to read ok so it's just a case of improving his vocabulary. Spelling may well not be seen as important as it once was but many potential employers would bin a CV written in Boyo's style. The Jockster
  • Score: 3

5:55pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Chish and Fips says...

The Jockster wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
ciclosporindorset wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
STFC Boyo wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
STFC Boyo wrote:
Great game.Well done 2 every1 at Swindon Town
But not well dun 2 u 4 ur stupid text talk innit!
Who the hell do u think u r?I can't spell & never have.So thank 4 making me feel more bad 4 try 2 spell.Thanks
Do you seriously believe that I think you can't spell even the most simple words?
For example you typed :- u (for you) r (for are) 4 (for for) 2 (for to) and any1 (for anyone).
I don't call that not being able to spell I call it lazy text speak and as somebody said yesterday why don't you use a spell checker & if you are posting from a mobile you've got auto correct to start with.
Jock, glad I'm not the only one who finds this text speak a bit childish and lazy... and then trying to say they can't spell as an excuse beggars belief...
Shame, as the person means well .....
You can't even get fish and chips right, moron!
Spoonerism oh Dorset one, or is that too obviously subtle :o)

I won't lower to your level with the name calling...
Chish is that the same Spoonerism as "DicloinCorset" lol! 😃
☺☺☺ nice one Jock..
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ciclosporindorset[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STFC Boyo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STFC Boyo[/bold] wrote: Great game.Well done 2 every1 at Swindon Town[/p][/quote]But not well dun 2 u 4 ur stupid text talk innit![/p][/quote]Who the hell do u think u r?I can't spell & never have.So thank 4 making me feel more bad 4 try 2 spell.Thanks[/p][/quote]Do you seriously believe that I think you can't spell even the most simple words? For example you typed :- u (for you) r (for are) 4 (for for) 2 (for to) and any1 (for anyone). I don't call that not being able to spell I call it lazy text speak and as somebody said yesterday why don't you use a spell checker & if you are posting from a mobile you've got auto correct to start with.[/p][/quote]Jock, glad I'm not the only one who finds this text speak a bit childish and lazy... and then trying to say they can't spell as an excuse beggars belief... Shame, as the person means well .....[/p][/quote]You can't even get fish and chips right, moron![/p][/quote]Spoonerism oh Dorset one, or is that too obviously subtle :o) I won't lower to your level with the name calling...[/p][/quote]Chish is that the same Spoonerism as "DicloinCorset" lol! 😃[/p][/quote]☺☺☺ nice one Jock.. Chish and Fips
  • Score: 1

7:03pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Oi Den! says...

Oxon-Red wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Oxon-Red wrote:
Haydonender wrote:
Highly enjoyable day, was a bit unsure what to expect as probably most were but pleasantly surprised. Kasim, Luongo and Wes were first class as usual but thought Byrne was MOTM - outstanding at right wing back. The fact that he's now on the right side means he doesn't keep having to check back and finally seems to have an end product, he beat their fullback every time and should have had a stonewall penalty.

Glad Smith got a couple of goals too, some of our fans seem to sadly have it in for him but I thought his hold up play was ok today and I have no doubt he can get 20 goals + for us this year.

Thought Nathan did well as the middle centre back but would prefer him at RCB with hopefully Stephens in the middle and Turnbull at LCB. If we can get Stephens and another striker then I see no reason why we can't challenge for the play offs or at least match last season.
Echo you MoM, he had the beating of their full back and exploited it. Fantastic to see him running at him and getting to the by-line. He should have had a penalty but suspect the way he went down didn't help his cause.

Thought Michael Smith was excellent today, his control has improved and he proved a real handful providing the midfield with good possession.

Thought defensively we were okay, Lelan needs to be stronger in his aerial challenges and we have to be aware of the runner when playing a higher line (felt we sorted that second half by playing slightly deeper).

Excellent match with some excellent fast tippy tappy football, the change of pace at times was a joy.

Scunny spent a lot of money, worth it ? Not on todays showing IMO.

COYMR
Echo echo re Byrne. Wide on the right is the only place for him.

Disagree on the defence though Oxon. A less wasteful attack would have punished us much more than Scunthorpe did. Also reckon "fast tippy tappy" contradicts itself. We did pass it around fast and with purpose yesterday - unlike for large parts of last season when our tippy tappy play was often a good cure for insomnia.

It was a bit surprising to see Scunthorpe surrender territory so easily when they were two goals down, which I think allowed the odd bit of complacency and lazy passing to creep into our game.

As good as it was, it's a bit early for some people to be ridiculing those who had pre-season concerns. We played on a summer pitch yesterday. Some players who starred did exactly the same thing at the beginning of last season and then did a disappearing act when the going got heavy. It remains to be seen whether they've added that missing steel.

The biggest positive for me was that all the players looked fit, sharp and hungry. That could go a long way towards seeing us through to a good finish.
Den,

IMO we played what is described by many on here as tippy-tappy football. We did it last season and at times the change of tempo was not there which you quite rightly identified as boring.

Defensively yesterday we were exposed at times, especially in the first half and perhaps we did get away with it but second half we were much more comfortable. Work to be done however.

We will be pressed harder at the back during the season and it will be interesting to see how we cope. I also enjoyed seeing Nathan playing in the centre as it enabled us on many occasions to build from the halfway line.

Another frequent comment last season was about fitness. I believe the stamina of the team has improved and we were definitely the fitter team yesterday.
Oxon, I think we're in agreement on all that so I won't continue to debate the meaning of "tippy tappy".

I have a slight concern about the Thompson boys. Their commitment and desire are exactly what we need but if they carry on trying to fight each other's battles, they'll have nice collection of cards and suspensions before long. There was no need for Nathan to be involved in that incident yesterday. It was all happening very close to the ref. If he had let the ref deal with it he wouldn't have picked up yet another needless booking and the incident wouldn't have escalated the way it did.
[quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Haydonender[/bold] wrote: Highly enjoyable day, was a bit unsure what to expect as probably most were but pleasantly surprised. Kasim, Luongo and Wes were first class as usual but thought Byrne was MOTM - outstanding at right wing back. The fact that he's now on the right side means he doesn't keep having to check back and finally seems to have an end product, he beat their fullback every time and should have had a stonewall penalty. Glad Smith got a couple of goals too, some of our fans seem to sadly have it in for him but I thought his hold up play was ok today and I have no doubt he can get 20 goals + for us this year. Thought Nathan did well as the middle centre back but would prefer him at RCB with hopefully Stephens in the middle and Turnbull at LCB. If we can get Stephens and another striker then I see no reason why we can't challenge for the play offs or at least match last season.[/p][/quote]Echo you MoM, he had the beating of their full back and exploited it. Fantastic to see him running at him and getting to the by-line. He should have had a penalty but suspect the way he went down didn't help his cause. Thought Michael Smith was excellent today, his control has improved and he proved a real handful providing the midfield with good possession. Thought defensively we were okay, Lelan needs to be stronger in his aerial challenges and we have to be aware of the runner when playing a higher line (felt we sorted that second half by playing slightly deeper). Excellent match with some excellent fast tippy tappy football, the change of pace at times was a joy. Scunny spent a lot of money, worth it ? Not on todays showing IMO. COYMR[/p][/quote]Echo echo re Byrne. Wide on the right is the only place for him. Disagree on the defence though Oxon. A less wasteful attack would have punished us much more than Scunthorpe did. Also reckon "fast tippy tappy" contradicts itself. We did pass it around fast and with purpose yesterday - unlike for large parts of last season when our tippy tappy play was often a good cure for insomnia. It was a bit surprising to see Scunthorpe surrender territory so easily when they were two goals down, which I think allowed the odd bit of complacency and lazy passing to creep into our game. As good as it was, it's a bit early for some people to be ridiculing those who had pre-season concerns. We played on a summer pitch yesterday. Some players who starred did exactly the same thing at the beginning of last season and then did a disappearing act when the going got heavy. It remains to be seen whether they've added that missing steel. The biggest positive for me was that all the players looked fit, sharp and hungry. That could go a long way towards seeing us through to a good finish.[/p][/quote]Den, IMO we played what is described by many on here as tippy-tappy football. We did it last season and at times the change of tempo was not there which you quite rightly identified as boring. Defensively yesterday we were exposed at times, especially in the first half and perhaps we did get away with it but second half we were much more comfortable. Work to be done however. We will be pressed harder at the back during the season and it will be interesting to see how we cope. I also enjoyed seeing Nathan playing in the centre as it enabled us on many occasions to build from the halfway line. Another frequent comment last season was about fitness. I believe the stamina of the team has improved and we were definitely the fitter team yesterday.[/p][/quote]Oxon, I think we're in agreement on all that so I won't continue to debate the meaning of "tippy tappy". I have a slight concern about the Thompson boys. Their commitment and desire are exactly what we need but if they carry on trying to fight each other's battles, they'll have nice collection of cards and suspensions before long. There was no need for Nathan to be involved in that incident yesterday. It was all happening very close to the ref. If he had let the ref deal with it he wouldn't have picked up yet another needless booking and the incident wouldn't have escalated the way it did. Oi Den!
  • Score: 3

7:04pm Sun 10 Aug 14

STFC Boyo says...

I will b signing off now 4 good.As I don't want 2 put any thing down now 4 people 2 keep putting bad things about my spelling & hurting me.Thanks
I will b signing off now 4 good.As I don't want 2 put any thing down now 4 people 2 keep putting bad things about my spelling & hurting me.Thanks STFC Boyo
  • Score: -2

7:15pm Sun 10 Aug 14

The Jockster says...

STFC Boyo wrote:
I will b signing off now 4 good.As I don't want 2 put any thing down now 4 people 2 keep putting bad things about my spelling & hurting me.Thanks
Cheerio!
[quote][p][bold]STFC Boyo[/bold] wrote: I will b signing off now 4 good.As I don't want 2 put any thing down now 4 people 2 keep putting bad things about my spelling & hurting me.Thanks[/p][/quote]Cheerio! The Jockster
  • Score: 7

7:26pm Sun 10 Aug 14

The Jockster says...

Oi Den! wrote:
PS I notice there are no mentions on here of Aden Flint's barnstorming performance for Bristol City yesterday. Strange that, after there was so much interest in him when he was going through a sticky patch there.
Good point Den there were many revelling in Flint's gaafes last season but you can bet your backside those same critics would be delighted to have him in the centre of our defence right now.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: PS I notice there are no mentions on here of Aden Flint's barnstorming performance for Bristol City yesterday. Strange that, after there was so much interest in him when he was going through a sticky patch there.[/p][/quote]Good point Den there were many revelling in Flint's gaafes last season but you can bet your backside those same critics would be delighted to have him in the centre of our defence right now. The Jockster
  • Score: 3

7:37pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Oi Den! says...

The Jockster wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
PS I notice there are no mentions on here of Aden Flint's barnstorming performance for Bristol City yesterday. Strange that, after there was so much interest in him when he was going through a sticky patch there.
Good point Den there were many revelling in Flint's gaafes last season but you can bet your backside those same critics would be delighted to have him in the centre of our defence right now.
Some would probably not say it even if they thought it. He's exactly what we're missing at the back. Nobody's mentioned how easily NT was beaten in the air for their goal yesterday. I wouldn't knock him for that as he's not a centre half. Lots of justified plaudits for his overall play but I hope he doesn't have to play there too often.
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: PS I notice there are no mentions on here of Aden Flint's barnstorming performance for Bristol City yesterday. Strange that, after there was so much interest in him when he was going through a sticky patch there.[/p][/quote]Good point Den there were many revelling in Flint's gaafes last season but you can bet your backside those same critics would be delighted to have him in the centre of our defence right now.[/p][/quote]Some would probably not say it even if they thought it. He's exactly what we're missing at the back. Nobody's mentioned how easily NT was beaten in the air for their goal yesterday. I wouldn't knock him for that as he's not a centre half. Lots of justified plaudits for his overall play but I hope he doesn't have to play there too often. Oi Den!
  • Score: -1

8:01pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Oxon-Red says...

The Jockster wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
PS I notice there are no mentions on here of Aden Flint's barnstorming performance for Bristol City yesterday. Strange that, after there was so much interest in him when he was going through a sticky patch there.
Good point Den there were many revelling in Flint's gaafes last season but you can bet your backside those same critics would be delighted to have him in the centre of our defence right now.
Didn't see the City game, travelling. But would ask if he would be a fit even if we could afford him.

Enjoyed watching Aden play, wore his heart on his sleeve but not sure he would fit the bill in the way Stephens, Turnbull and Lelan have in being comfortable on the ball.

I have never delighted in an ex-players misfortune but wonder if the request to move and the club he went to had any bearing on the comments of others. It would be interesting to discover your opinion of Tommy Moody :-)

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: PS I notice there are no mentions on here of Aden Flint's barnstorming performance for Bristol City yesterday. Strange that, after there was so much interest in him when he was going through a sticky patch there.[/p][/quote]Good point Den there were many revelling in Flint's gaafes last season but you can bet your backside those same critics would be delighted to have him in the centre of our defence right now.[/p][/quote]Didn't see the City game, travelling. But would ask if he would be a fit even if we could afford him. Enjoyed watching Aden play, wore his heart on his sleeve but not sure he would fit the bill in the way Stephens, Turnbull and Lelan have in being comfortable on the ball. I have never delighted in an ex-players misfortune but wonder if the request to move and the club he went to had any bearing on the comments of others. It would be interesting to discover your opinion of Tommy Moody :-) COYMR Oxon-Red
  • Score: 1

8:05pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Oxon-Red says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Oxon-Red wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Oxon-Red wrote:
Haydonender wrote:
Highly enjoyable day, was a bit unsure what to expect as probably most were but pleasantly surprised. Kasim, Luongo and Wes were first class as usual but thought Byrne was MOTM - outstanding at right wing back. The fact that he's now on the right side means he doesn't keep having to check back and finally seems to have an end product, he beat their fullback every time and should have had a stonewall penalty.

Glad Smith got a couple of goals too, some of our fans seem to sadly have it in for him but I thought his hold up play was ok today and I have no doubt he can get 20 goals + for us this year.

Thought Nathan did well as the middle centre back but would prefer him at RCB with hopefully Stephens in the middle and Turnbull at LCB. If we can get Stephens and another striker then I see no reason why we can't challenge for the play offs or at least match last season.
Echo you MoM, he had the beating of their full back and exploited it. Fantastic to see him running at him and getting to the by-line. He should have had a penalty but suspect the way he went down didn't help his cause.

Thought Michael Smith was excellent today, his control has improved and he proved a real handful providing the midfield with good possession.

Thought defensively we were okay, Lelan needs to be stronger in his aerial challenges and we have to be aware of the runner when playing a higher line (felt we sorted that second half by playing slightly deeper).

Excellent match with some excellent fast tippy tappy football, the change of pace at times was a joy.

Scunny spent a lot of money, worth it ? Not on todays showing IMO.

COYMR
Echo echo re Byrne. Wide on the right is the only place for him.

Disagree on the defence though Oxon. A less wasteful attack would have punished us much more than Scunthorpe did. Also reckon "fast tippy tappy" contradicts itself. We did pass it around fast and with purpose yesterday - unlike for large parts of last season when our tippy tappy play was often a good cure for insomnia.

It was a bit surprising to see Scunthorpe surrender territory so easily when they were two goals down, which I think allowed the odd bit of complacency and lazy passing to creep into our game.

As good as it was, it's a bit early for some people to be ridiculing those who had pre-season concerns. We played on a summer pitch yesterday. Some players who starred did exactly the same thing at the beginning of last season and then did a disappearing act when the going got heavy. It remains to be seen whether they've added that missing steel.

The biggest positive for me was that all the players looked fit, sharp and hungry. That could go a long way towards seeing us through to a good finish.
Den,

IMO we played what is described by many on here as tippy-tappy football. We did it last season and at times the change of tempo was not there which you quite rightly identified as boring.

Defensively yesterday we were exposed at times, especially in the first half and perhaps we did get away with it but second half we were much more comfortable. Work to be done however.

We will be pressed harder at the back during the season and it will be interesting to see how we cope. I also enjoyed seeing Nathan playing in the centre as it enabled us on many occasions to build from the halfway line.

Another frequent comment last season was about fitness. I believe the stamina of the team has improved and we were definitely the fitter team yesterday.
Oxon, I think we're in agreement on all that so I won't continue to debate the meaning of "tippy tappy".

I have a slight concern about the Thompson boys. Their commitment and desire are exactly what we need but if they carry on trying to fight each other's battles, they'll have nice collection of cards and suspensions before long. There was no need for Nathan to be involved in that incident yesterday. It was all happening very close to the ref. If he had let the ref deal with it he wouldn't have picked up yet another needless booking and the incident wouldn't have escalated the way it did.
Agree RE Nathan but think the Ref's leniency played a part.

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Haydonender[/bold] wrote: Highly enjoyable day, was a bit unsure what to expect as probably most were but pleasantly surprised. Kasim, Luongo and Wes were first class as usual but thought Byrne was MOTM - outstanding at right wing back. The fact that he's now on the right side means he doesn't keep having to check back and finally seems to have an end product, he beat their fullback every time and should have had a stonewall penalty. Glad Smith got a couple of goals too, some of our fans seem to sadly have it in for him but I thought his hold up play was ok today and I have no doubt he can get 20 goals + for us this year. Thought Nathan did well as the middle centre back but would prefer him at RCB with hopefully Stephens in the middle and Turnbull at LCB. If we can get Stephens and another striker then I see no reason why we can't challenge for the play offs or at least match last season.[/p][/quote]Echo you MoM, he had the beating of their full back and exploited it. Fantastic to see him running at him and getting to the by-line. He should have had a penalty but suspect the way he went down didn't help his cause. Thought Michael Smith was excellent today, his control has improved and he proved a real handful providing the midfield with good possession. Thought defensively we were okay, Lelan needs to be stronger in his aerial challenges and we have to be aware of the runner when playing a higher line (felt we sorted that second half by playing slightly deeper). Excellent match with some excellent fast tippy tappy football, the change of pace at times was a joy. Scunny spent a lot of money, worth it ? Not on todays showing IMO. COYMR[/p][/quote]Echo echo re Byrne. Wide on the right is the only place for him. Disagree on the defence though Oxon. A less wasteful attack would have punished us much more than Scunthorpe did. Also reckon "fast tippy tappy" contradicts itself. We did pass it around fast and with purpose yesterday - unlike for large parts of last season when our tippy tappy play was often a good cure for insomnia. It was a bit surprising to see Scunthorpe surrender territory so easily when they were two goals down, which I think allowed the odd bit of complacency and lazy passing to creep into our game. As good as it was, it's a bit early for some people to be ridiculing those who had pre-season concerns. We played on a summer pitch yesterday. Some players who starred did exactly the same thing at the beginning of last season and then did a disappearing act when the going got heavy. It remains to be seen whether they've added that missing steel. The biggest positive for me was that all the players looked fit, sharp and hungry. That could go a long way towards seeing us through to a good finish.[/p][/quote]Den, IMO we played what is described by many on here as tippy-tappy football. We did it last season and at times the change of tempo was not there which you quite rightly identified as boring. Defensively yesterday we were exposed at times, especially in the first half and perhaps we did get away with it but second half we were much more comfortable. Work to be done however. We will be pressed harder at the back during the season and it will be interesting to see how we cope. I also enjoyed seeing Nathan playing in the centre as it enabled us on many occasions to build from the halfway line. Another frequent comment last season was about fitness. I believe the stamina of the team has improved and we were definitely the fitter team yesterday.[/p][/quote]Oxon, I think we're in agreement on all that so I won't continue to debate the meaning of "tippy tappy". I have a slight concern about the Thompson boys. Their commitment and desire are exactly what we need but if they carry on trying to fight each other's battles, they'll have nice collection of cards and suspensions before long. There was no need for Nathan to be involved in that incident yesterday. It was all happening very close to the ref. If he had let the ref deal with it he wouldn't have picked up yet another needless booking and the incident wouldn't have escalated the way it did.[/p][/quote]Agree RE Nathan but think the Ref's leniency played a part. COYMR Oxon-Red
  • Score: 0

8:42pm Sun 10 Aug 14

The Jockster says...

Oxon undoubtedly some have expressed their vitriol because Flint went to City. Would he fit in now with our playing style you ask? I don't see why not, for me he's an out and out no nonsense centre half I.e. Clear your lines at all costs. As to lacking the finesse so desired by many I believe his game on the ground had actually improved and to have someone of his height and stature at the back to cut out those over the top balls( how did Scunny score their goal yesterday?) is invaluable IMO.
As to your question re Tommy Moody (don't you mean Mooney?) I have no issues, he did the same as Flint, they both moved to further their career(financially at least). Their only "crime" in the eyes of many was that they both went to our local arch rivals.
Oxon undoubtedly some have expressed their vitriol because Flint went to City. Would he fit in now with our playing style you ask? I don't see why not, for me he's an out and out no nonsense centre half I.e. Clear your lines at all costs. As to lacking the finesse so desired by many I believe his game on the ground had actually improved and to have someone of his height and stature at the back to cut out those over the top balls( how did Scunny score their goal yesterday?) is invaluable IMO. As to your question re Tommy Moody (don't you mean Mooney?) I have no issues, he did the same as Flint, they both moved to further their career(financially at least). Their only "crime" in the eyes of many was that they both went to our local arch rivals. The Jockster
  • Score: 3

8:51pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Oi Den! says...

Can't say I noticed any particular leniency from the ref. In fact we had the rub of the green in most respects including the benefit of the doubt from the ref on most occasions. The game reminded be a bit of when we played Crewe in PDC's first game. Easy win after getting every break going in the first half. It looked certain to be our day when one of our players (can't remember who) prevented a cert goal by blocking the ball with his arse and not knowing much about it.

I'm not trying to take anything away from a good performance yesterday but I agree with the manager that we shouldn't read too much into one result, especially when the opposition were so poor at both ends of the pitch.

On the Flint/Mooney thing, it doesn't ever bother me that players ask to move, even if they do move to Bristol City or Oxford. It's football. Clubs get rid of players (if they can) when they find the players don't meet their requirements. It works the other way as well. In Flint's case, he could see the club was going down the pan under McCrory . City were offering him a 4 year deal, presumably on much better money. In all the circumstances, he would have been bonkers to turn it down.

Whatever the qualities of Stephens, Turnbull and Lelan, they are not our players, so they are not filling the gap left by Flint (or Archibald-Henville if you prefer). They're a temporary fix in every case. Stephens is a class act so I would admit there would be a case for having him over Flint but for me it would be a close run thing. I wouldn't have either of the other two in ahead of Flint. He actually looked fairly comfortable on the ball yesterday. In any case a centre half's main job is to defend. If he can do that and give the ball to others to do the creating, he's doing his job.
Can't say I noticed any particular leniency from the ref. In fact we had the rub of the green in most respects including the benefit of the doubt from the ref on most occasions. The game reminded be a bit of when we played Crewe in PDC's first game. Easy win after getting every break going in the first half. It looked certain to be our day when one of our players (can't remember who) prevented a cert goal by blocking the ball with his arse and not knowing much about it. I'm not trying to take anything away from a good performance yesterday but I agree with the manager that we shouldn't read too much into one result, especially when the opposition were so poor at both ends of the pitch. On the Flint/Mooney thing, it doesn't ever bother me that players ask to move, even if they do move to Bristol City or Oxford. It's football. Clubs get rid of players (if they can) when they find the players don't meet their requirements. It works the other way as well. In Flint's case, he could see the club was going down the pan under McCrory . City were offering him a 4 year deal, presumably on much better money. In all the circumstances, he would have been bonkers to turn it down. Whatever the qualities of Stephens, Turnbull and Lelan, they are not our players, so they are not filling the gap left by Flint (or Archibald-Henville if you prefer). They're a temporary fix in every case. Stephens is a class act so I would admit there would be a case for having him over Flint but for me it would be a close run thing. I wouldn't have either of the other two in ahead of Flint. He actually looked fairly comfortable on the ball yesterday. In any case a centre half's main job is to defend. If he can do that and give the ball to others to do the creating, he's doing his job. Oi Den!
  • Score: 0

11:44pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Wilesy says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Can't say I noticed any particular leniency from the ref. In fact we had the rub of the green in most respects including the benefit of the doubt from the ref on most occasions. The game reminded be a bit of when we played Crewe in PDC's first game. Easy win after getting every break going in the first half. It looked certain to be our day when one of our players (can't remember who) prevented a cert goal by blocking the ball with his arse and not knowing much about it.

I'm not trying to take anything away from a good performance yesterday but I agree with the manager that we shouldn't read too much into one result, especially when the opposition were so poor at both ends of the pitch.

On the Flint/Mooney thing, it doesn't ever bother me that players ask to move, even if they do move to Bristol City or Oxford. It's football. Clubs get rid of players (if they can) when they find the players don't meet their requirements. It works the other way as well. In Flint's case, he could see the club was going down the pan under McCrory . City were offering him a 4 year deal, presumably on much better money. In all the circumstances, he would have been bonkers to turn it down.

Whatever the qualities of Stephens, Turnbull and Lelan, they are not our players, so they are not filling the gap left by Flint (or Archibald-Henville if you prefer). They're a temporary fix in every case. Stephens is a class act so I would admit there would be a case for having him over Flint but for me it would be a close run thing. I wouldn't have either of the other two in ahead of Flint. He actually looked fairly comfortable on the ball yesterday. In any case a centre half's main job is to defend. If he can do that and give the ball to others to do the creating, he's doing his job.
I thought the only leniency was that the ref may have shown a card or two in the first half to Scunthorpe players, particularly McSheffery for the challenge on Wes, but he did OK on the whole. Byrne may well have been fouled for the penalty but did appear to be looking for it a bit so not surprised it wasn't given. I don't think Kasim would have sprinted clear when no advantage was given late in the second half so in hindsight a good call.

Thought Flint did well yesterday in what I saw, despite his Wimbledon ball boy outfit. Based on the fact I like centre halves to head the first ball clear to reduce the need to sprint around defending second balls my preference on the centre half options would be Flint > TAH > Stephens > Turnball > Branco > Nathan Thompson > Lelan

Scunthorpe manager wasn't too disheartened despite the defeat, pointing out that they created 7 clear scoring chances, more than they did in any game last season in L2.....but Cooper is of course aware of the need for his young boys to improve defensively.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Can't say I noticed any particular leniency from the ref. In fact we had the rub of the green in most respects including the benefit of the doubt from the ref on most occasions. The game reminded be a bit of when we played Crewe in PDC's first game. Easy win after getting every break going in the first half. It looked certain to be our day when one of our players (can't remember who) prevented a cert goal by blocking the ball with his arse and not knowing much about it. I'm not trying to take anything away from a good performance yesterday but I agree with the manager that we shouldn't read too much into one result, especially when the opposition were so poor at both ends of the pitch. On the Flint/Mooney thing, it doesn't ever bother me that players ask to move, even if they do move to Bristol City or Oxford. It's football. Clubs get rid of players (if they can) when they find the players don't meet their requirements. It works the other way as well. In Flint's case, he could see the club was going down the pan under McCrory . City were offering him a 4 year deal, presumably on much better money. In all the circumstances, he would have been bonkers to turn it down. Whatever the qualities of Stephens, Turnbull and Lelan, they are not our players, so they are not filling the gap left by Flint (or Archibald-Henville if you prefer). They're a temporary fix in every case. Stephens is a class act so I would admit there would be a case for having him over Flint but for me it would be a close run thing. I wouldn't have either of the other two in ahead of Flint. He actually looked fairly comfortable on the ball yesterday. In any case a centre half's main job is to defend. If he can do that and give the ball to others to do the creating, he's doing his job.[/p][/quote]I thought the only leniency was that the ref may have shown a card or two in the first half to Scunthorpe players, particularly McSheffery for the challenge on Wes, but he did OK on the whole. Byrne may well have been fouled for the penalty but did appear to be looking for it a bit so not surprised it wasn't given. I don't think Kasim would have sprinted clear when no advantage was given late in the second half so in hindsight a good call. Thought Flint did well yesterday in what I saw, despite his Wimbledon ball boy outfit. Based on the fact I like centre halves to head the first ball clear to reduce the need to sprint around defending second balls my preference on the centre half options would be Flint > TAH > Stephens > Turnball > Branco > Nathan Thompson > Lelan Scunthorpe manager wasn't too disheartened despite the defeat, pointing out that they created 7 clear scoring chances, more than they did in any game last season in L2.....but Cooper is of course aware of the need for his young boys to improve defensively. Wilesy
  • Score: 0

11:51pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Wilesy says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Can't say I noticed any particular leniency from the ref. In fact we had the rub of the green in most respects including the benefit of the doubt from the ref on most occasions. The game reminded be a bit of when we played Crewe in PDC's first game. Easy win after getting every break going in the first half. It looked certain to be our day when one of our players (can't remember who) prevented a cert goal by blocking the ball with his arse and not knowing much about it.

I'm not trying to take anything away from a good performance yesterday but I agree with the manager that we shouldn't read too much into one result, especially when the opposition were so poor at both ends of the pitch.

On the Flint/Mooney thing, it doesn't ever bother me that players ask to move, even if they do move to Bristol City or Oxford. It's football. Clubs get rid of players (if they can) when they find the players don't meet their requirements. It works the other way as well. In Flint's case, he could see the club was going down the pan under McCrory . City were offering him a 4 year deal, presumably on much better money. In all the circumstances, he would have been bonkers to turn it down.

Whatever the qualities of Stephens, Turnbull and Lelan, they are not our players, so they are not filling the gap left by Flint (or Archibald-Henville if you prefer). They're a temporary fix in every case. Stephens is a class act so I would admit there would be a case for having him over Flint but for me it would be a close run thing. I wouldn't have either of the other two in ahead of Flint. He actually looked fairly comfortable on the ball yesterday. In any case a centre half's main job is to defend. If he can do that and give the ball to others to do the creating, he's doing his job.
Oh and on the sending off it looked it looked like their player left the boot in on Louis, and I think Nathan was just the closest Town player hence the involvement. I have no issue with captain Nathan's actions there just supporting his team-mate. and not sure that even justified a booking really, although the red card was well deserved of course.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Can't say I noticed any particular leniency from the ref. In fact we had the rub of the green in most respects including the benefit of the doubt from the ref on most occasions. The game reminded be a bit of when we played Crewe in PDC's first game. Easy win after getting every break going in the first half. It looked certain to be our day when one of our players (can't remember who) prevented a cert goal by blocking the ball with his arse and not knowing much about it. I'm not trying to take anything away from a good performance yesterday but I agree with the manager that we shouldn't read too much into one result, especially when the opposition were so poor at both ends of the pitch. On the Flint/Mooney thing, it doesn't ever bother me that players ask to move, even if they do move to Bristol City or Oxford. It's football. Clubs get rid of players (if they can) when they find the players don't meet their requirements. It works the other way as well. In Flint's case, he could see the club was going down the pan under McCrory . City were offering him a 4 year deal, presumably on much better money. In all the circumstances, he would have been bonkers to turn it down. Whatever the qualities of Stephens, Turnbull and Lelan, they are not our players, so they are not filling the gap left by Flint (or Archibald-Henville if you prefer). They're a temporary fix in every case. Stephens is a class act so I would admit there would be a case for having him over Flint but for me it would be a close run thing. I wouldn't have either of the other two in ahead of Flint. He actually looked fairly comfortable on the ball yesterday. In any case a centre half's main job is to defend. If he can do that and give the ball to others to do the creating, he's doing his job.[/p][/quote]Oh and on the sending off it looked it looked like their player left the boot in on Louis, and I think Nathan was just the closest Town player hence the involvement. I have no issue with captain Nathan's actions there just supporting his team-mate. and not sure that even justified a booking really, although the red card was well deserved of course. Wilesy
  • Score: 1

9:14am Mon 11 Aug 14

Oi Den! says...

Wilesy, I thought the ref was spot on with both cards.

It was actually a wily bit of play by Louis that drew the free kick from Williams in the first place. He saw Williams coming, hesitated for a second and stood strong so that he had nowhere to go but run into the back of him. We got the free kick and that should have been the end of it. Kasim was actually the closest Town player and he seemed happy enough to get on with it. Nathan decided to pile in unnecessarily from several yards away. If refs didn't dish out bookings for that sort of thing, we'd have complete chaos. It's Nathan's job to lead his team, not to referee the game. Getting himself suspended, as he surely will if he keeps on like that, is not a good way to lead. Maybe it was a brotherly thing and maybe many of us would have done the same thing but that doesn't make it right. It was a nasty incident that marred a good game - a yellow and red card out of nothing more than a minor clash - and I doubt that anyone would have given it another thought if Nathan hadn't got involved.
Wilesy, I thought the ref was spot on with both cards. It was actually a wily bit of play by Louis that drew the free kick from Williams in the first place. He saw Williams coming, hesitated for a second and stood strong so that he had nowhere to go but run into the back of him. We got the free kick and that should have been the end of it. Kasim was actually the closest Town player and he seemed happy enough to get on with it. Nathan decided to pile in unnecessarily from several yards away. If refs didn't dish out bookings for that sort of thing, we'd have complete chaos. It's Nathan's job to lead his team, not to referee the game. Getting himself suspended, as he surely will if he keeps on like that, is not a good way to lead. Maybe it was a brotherly thing and maybe many of us would have done the same thing but that doesn't make it right. It was a nasty incident that marred a good game - a yellow and red card out of nothing more than a minor clash - and I doubt that anyone would have given it another thought if Nathan hadn't got involved. Oi Den!
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10:09am Mon 11 Aug 14

Wilesy says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Wilesy, I thought the ref was spot on with both cards.

It was actually a wily bit of play by Louis that drew the free kick from Williams in the first place. He saw Williams coming, hesitated for a second and stood strong so that he had nowhere to go but run into the back of him. We got the free kick and that should have been the end of it. Kasim was actually the closest Town player and he seemed happy enough to get on with it. Nathan decided to pile in unnecessarily from several yards away. If refs didn't dish out bookings for that sort of thing, we'd have complete chaos. It's Nathan's job to lead his team, not to referee the game. Getting himself suspended, as he surely will if he keeps on like that, is not a good way to lead. Maybe it was a brotherly thing and maybe many of us would have done the same thing but that doesn't make it right. It was a nasty incident that marred a good game - a yellow and red card out of nothing more than a minor clash - and I doubt that anyone would have given it another thought if Nathan hadn't got involved.
OK fair enough Den sound like you saw the incident better than me.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Wilesy, I thought the ref was spot on with both cards. It was actually a wily bit of play by Louis that drew the free kick from Williams in the first place. He saw Williams coming, hesitated for a second and stood strong so that he had nowhere to go but run into the back of him. We got the free kick and that should have been the end of it. Kasim was actually the closest Town player and he seemed happy enough to get on with it. Nathan decided to pile in unnecessarily from several yards away. If refs didn't dish out bookings for that sort of thing, we'd have complete chaos. It's Nathan's job to lead his team, not to referee the game. Getting himself suspended, as he surely will if he keeps on like that, is not a good way to lead. Maybe it was a brotherly thing and maybe many of us would have done the same thing but that doesn't make it right. It was a nasty incident that marred a good game - a yellow and red card out of nothing more than a minor clash - and I doubt that anyone would have given it another thought if Nathan hadn't got involved.[/p][/quote]OK fair enough Den sound like you saw the incident better than me. Wilesy
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10:40am Mon 11 Aug 14

Oi Den! says...

Wilesy wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Wilesy, I thought the ref was spot on with both cards.

It was actually a wily bit of play by Louis that drew the free kick from Williams in the first place. He saw Williams coming, hesitated for a second and stood strong so that he had nowhere to go but run into the back of him. We got the free kick and that should have been the end of it. Kasim was actually the closest Town player and he seemed happy enough to get on with it. Nathan decided to pile in unnecessarily from several yards away. If refs didn't dish out bookings for that sort of thing, we'd have complete chaos. It's Nathan's job to lead his team, not to referee the game. Getting himself suspended, as he surely will if he keeps on like that, is not a good way to lead. Maybe it was a brotherly thing and maybe many of us would have done the same thing but that doesn't make it right. It was a nasty incident that marred a good game - a yellow and red card out of nothing more than a minor clash - and I doubt that anyone would have given it another thought if Nathan hadn't got involved.
OK fair enough Den sound like you saw the incident better than me.
Confession time for me Wilesy! I did have a very good view of it, especially Louis's part in the initial clash, as it was pretty much in line with my seat but some of the finer detail I picked up from the FL Show highlights.
[quote][p][bold]Wilesy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Wilesy, I thought the ref was spot on with both cards. It was actually a wily bit of play by Louis that drew the free kick from Williams in the first place. He saw Williams coming, hesitated for a second and stood strong so that he had nowhere to go but run into the back of him. We got the free kick and that should have been the end of it. Kasim was actually the closest Town player and he seemed happy enough to get on with it. Nathan decided to pile in unnecessarily from several yards away. If refs didn't dish out bookings for that sort of thing, we'd have complete chaos. It's Nathan's job to lead his team, not to referee the game. Getting himself suspended, as he surely will if he keeps on like that, is not a good way to lead. Maybe it was a brotherly thing and maybe many of us would have done the same thing but that doesn't make it right. It was a nasty incident that marred a good game - a yellow and red card out of nothing more than a minor clash - and I doubt that anyone would have given it another thought if Nathan hadn't got involved.[/p][/quote]OK fair enough Den sound like you saw the incident better than me.[/p][/quote]Confession time for me Wilesy! I did have a very good view of it, especially Louis's part in the initial clash, as it was pretty much in line with my seat but some of the finer detail I picked up from the FL Show highlights. Oi Den!
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