LiveMATCHDAY LIVE: Luton Town v Swindon Town

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Summary

  • REPORTING BY SAM MORSHEAD & TOM BASSAM
  • Town visit Luton in the Capital One Cup
  • FT Luton 1 (Rooney 54 pen) 2 Town (Smith 76, 82)
  • Rooney shown a late red card
  • Injuries to Louis Thompson and Brad Smith could see them miss Crawley

10:36pm

ADVER CHIEF SPORTS WRITER SAM MORSHEAD: "That's about it for this evening's coverage and from me on matchdays at the Advertiser. I'll leave you in the capable hands of the rest of the team at Adver Towers from now on. A very happy finale. 

"Let's keep fingers crossed for an Old Trafford sojourn in round two."

10:29pm

That's about it here from Kenilworth Road. A great fightback from Town sees them in the pot with the potential of Premier League opposition.

I hope my updates were at least intelligible of not always spelt right and that you will join us again here on Matchday Live for Town's trip to Sussex to take on Crawley this Saturday.

10:26pm

Should have added that Lee Marshall replaced Louis Thompson in the 93rd minute, it was nasty tackle on the Thompson and he could miss Saturday.

10:23pm

YOUR SAY

10:16pm

Byrne: "I've enjoyed playing on the right and enjoying getting the opportunity to do that (so far this season)."

10:14pm

Byrne: "We knew it would be a strong battle (tonight).

"Every team has a weakness and ours might be physicality but the lads handled it well tonight."

10:13pm

Byrne speaking now: "It's early days we just want take it one game at a time."

10:12pm

Smith: "I don't really pay attention to what people say, I just listen to the gaffer.

"I'm a football fan myself and I understand myself the frustration."

10:10pm

Smith: "Its's a League 2 side against a League 1 side they're always going to be up for it."

10:09pm

Smith: "I've heard little rumours of a move but I'm happy and enjoying my football."

10:08pm

Michael Smith speaking now: "I didn't expect to be this good so soon."

10:07pm

Joel Chianese is the trialist, so far he's been too jet-lagged to train.

10:04pm

Medial ligament for Brad Smith and Louis Thompson also a doubt for Saturday.

10:02pm

Cooper: "When you play like we do you leave yourself open to getting kicked."

10:01pm

Cooper: "It could be a turning point for us after we went down and came back into it."

10:00pm

Cooper: "Two games, two wins, you can't ask for much more."

9:59pm

Cooper: "Louis Thompson has a dead leg, Barthram and Turnball being stitched up now. Anton is still a doubt for Saturday."

9:57pm

Mark Cooper: "We kept going and stuck our beliefs.

"It was an outstanding away peerformance.

"The second goal was absolute utopia."

9:54pm

YOUR SAY

9:51pm Tue 12 Aug 14

6degreessouth says

Congratulations to MC and the lads tonight just wish I could have been there. Top banana lads. Just brilliant, thank you.

9:53pm

Reaction from Mark Cooper to follow shortly.

9:52pm

YOUR SAY

9:37pm Tue 12 Aug 14

STFConyourpitch says

Who ever is doing this report is having a real bad day spelling.

Sorry guys, still getting used to this.

9:45pm

Town desvered that with a strong fightback, Smith and Thompson excellent and Luongo looking classy.

9:44pm

SWINDON WIN 2-1!

9:43pm

96 mins: Luton throwing everything forward but it's very ragged.

9:42pm

96 mins: We're still playing here, Town controlling extra time.

9:39pm

93 mins: ROONEY SENT OFF. Th goalscorer is sent off after going down in the box looking for a penalty, his second yellow.

9:37pm

91 mins: N Thompson booked for protesting about a foul on his brother.

9:36pm

90 mins: SIX MINUTES OF ADDED TIME!

9:34pm

89 mins: Town keeping the ball and trying to run the down the clock here. Extra time board due imminently.

9:33pm

87 mins: Luke Rooney awarded man of the match by the home sponsors.

9:29pm

83 mins: The corner comes to nothing.

9:28pm

82 mins: Williams tests Tyler at his near post, a great run down the right from the number 10 who chops back on to his right and shoots at the near post.

9:27pm

Luongo plays a a lovely weighted pass into Smith who keeps his composure to place past Tyler. Great finish from the big striker after a Lungo's ball.

9:26pm

80 mins: SMITH SCORES!

9:23pm

78 mins: Matt Robinson goes off for Mpanzu.

9:23pm

ATTENDANCE: 4,410 here with a solid 436 travelling from SN1.

9:22pm

Cool low penalty from Smith, Town's pressure had deserved that.

9:21pm

76 mins: SMITH SCORES!

9:21pm

Clear foul on Byrne, Smith to take.

9:21pm

75 mins: PENALTY TO TOWN!

9:20pm

YOUR SAY

9:18pm Tue 12 Aug 14

old town robin says

Where this "all guns blazing" Cooper promised, sounds more like a damp sqib

9:19pm

73 mins: Low daisycutter from Bathram which Tyler again gathers.

9:18pm

Town starting to crank up the pressure hopefully they haven't left it too late.

9:17pm

72 mins: Benson is replaced by Ross Lafayette.

9:16pm

70 mins: Town's slow build up results in a corner which again comes to nothing.

9:15pm

67 mins: Smith has a shot which clips a Luton defender for a corner. The corner leads to some consistent pressure which concludes with a Williams shoot over on the volley from outside the box.

9:12pm

64 mins: Cullen off for Luke Gutteridge.

9:11pm

65 mins: Fraser Franks sees yellow as he trips Luongo on a break from the home side's corner.

9:08pm

62 mins: Bathram needing treatment as Luton prepare to take a corner.

9:07pm

Luton looking dangerous as the volume goes up in Kenilworth Road.

9:07pm

61 mins: The rain has abated.

9:06pm

60 mins: Luongo strikes from the edge of the box but it is tame and Tyler gathers easily.

9:04pm

58 mins: It's end to end stuff here but quality is lacking as Town's midfield struggle to get hold of any good possesion.

9:03pm

56 mins: It's raining here now as the home fans work through their repetoire of terrace chants.

9:00pm

Town will feel hard done by but they must regroup quickly now.

9:00pm

54 mins: Andy Williams replaces Gladwin.

8:59pm

53: ROOONEY SCORES. The former Town striker's right foot penalty beats Foderingham to his right. Good strike but a soft decision.

8:58pm

51 mins: PENALTY TO LUTON! Nathan Thompson is harshly adjudged to have handled as he tried to control the ball with chest. It hit his shoulder and Rooney lines up the kick.

8:56pm

49 mins: Turnball and Benson involved in a collision which sees the Town defender bandaged up on the pitch.

8:55pm

48 mins: A nice move from Town sees Kasim and Luongo work the ball from left to right then Louis Thompson plays a well weighted through ball which Byrne shows great pace to get on the end of. His cutback goes over Smith again but that was a great move from Town.

8:53pm

47 mins: Free-kick to Luton is delivered by Rooney but a foul sees the chance go and Foderingham plays it to Kasim from his own free-kick.

8:51pm

We're off again here.

8:51pm

SUBSTITUTION: Bartram on for Brad Smith (45 mins).

8:45pm

The mystery man here with Swindon Town today is Joel Chianese, who is on the books of Australian outfit Sydney United.

Chianese is a five-foot, nine-inch striker.

8:42pm

Half time here apologies for the slight delay wi-fi in Luton is about as consistent as sewage.

8:32pm

46 mins: Too often Town have got into good wide positions and failed to find a man. It's Byrne this time who has to trot back the half way having seen his ball go long.

8:31pm

45 mins: Town break quickly with Kasim feeding Louis Thompson, he moves it wide to Dan Smith whose delivery is not good enough. Shame it was an exciting move.

8:29pm

Thompson wins a free-kick on the left hand side with a nice angle. Gladwin's kick bobbles through for a corner.

8:27pm

Five minutes left here and much of Town's early zip has disappeared allowing Luton men behind the ball and attacks petering out.

8:26pm

41 mins: Fraser Franks has a shot just past the post, Foderingham was beaten but it never looked like curling in, at least from my seat.

8:24pm

39 mins: Louis Thompson is down now having been clipped by former £300,000 man Luke Rooney.

8:21pm

I doubt the Luton fans will let Branco forget about that but it was a foul by Benson he could have booked for.

8:20pm

35 mins: Benson's physicality is causing Town's defence a bit of trouble and he dives in again on Branco and catches the Brazilian late. Branco's cries do not go down well with home fans but the ref plays the advantage.

8:18pm

33 mins: Griffiths hits a shot from 30 yards, in truth it is always drifting away but Foderingham dives at it goes over the stanchion.

8:16pm

31 mins: Louis Thompson is booked for diving, after going down on the edge of the Luton box that is a hideous decision. It may not have beena foul but Thompsonn's momentum is what took him down

8:15pm

30 mins: Kasim is booked for breaking up the Luton breakaway.

8:14pm

29 mins: Luongo has a good looking shot charged down having been found by Nathan Thompson marauding out of defence.

8:13pm

28 mins: Luke Rooney is booked for a cynical foul on the half-way line.

8:12pm

27 mins: Yas and Gladwin over it but the Iraqi's effort drifts tamely over the bar.

8:11pm

26 mins: Yaser Kasim plays a lovely pass to an open Louis Thomspson just inside the Luton half, his storming run results in a free-kick on the edge of the box.

8:09pm

Town are controlling the game here and looking the more likely to make something happen. Byrne looks dangerous against Scott Griffiths and keeps getting to the byline, Smith and Gladwin need to be doing more to to get on the end of it.

8:07pm

22mins: Gladwin is found by Byrne just inside the Luton area but his sidefoot shot is straight at Tyler in goal. He really should have done better with that.

8:06pm

21 mins: Former Town man Paul Benson breaks through after a muddle in midfield but tries to square it when perhaps a shot was the better option.
 

Town go staight down the other end where Byrne's cross again fails to find a man.

8:02pm

Swindon Advertiser: Miles StoreyMiles Storey has scored for Portsmouth in their Carling Cup match at Fratton Park.

8:00pm

15 mins: Byrne slices wide after a nice backheel from Luongo.

7:59pm

14 mins: Luton have the ball in the net but Town's defence marshalled their offside trap well and the ironic cheers from the home fans barely break above a murmur.

7:58pm

A lovely move from Town, with plenty of neat interchange around the box, results in Ben Gladwin looking to bend one from 18 yards and seeing his shot drift just over.

7:52pm

7 mins: Foderingham keeps looking to play the ball from the back but Luton are pressing high and keep forcing the ball long.

7:50pm

5 mins: Town go very close early here. Byrne crosses on the volley after a lovel ball from Louis Thompson but Michael Smith cannot get on the end of it. Town in the ascendency.

7:48pm

3 mins: Paul Benson is in sharp with a tackle on Nathan Thompson as Town start playing from the back.

7:46pm

We're off here at Kenilworth Road.

7:45pm

Luton are in their orange shirts with blue and socks.

7:44pm

They are out, Town are in their change kit afterall, red and orange do clash apparently. They line-up in white shirts, red short and red socks.

7:43pm

Teams, I imagine, will follow him out of the tunnel shortly.

7:42pm

Town boss Mark Cooper is out and gets a warm applause from the travelling Town fans.

7:38pm

YOUR SAY

7:15pm Tue 12 Aug 14

whizzy1978 says

Been informed by a mate at the game that the mystery player is Dominic Poleon from leeds.

It's not.

7:38pm

There's a gentleman here with a very old school, wooden rattle. Wow, it makes some noise for a tiny little thing.

7:32pm

ADVER CHIEF SPORTS WRITER SAM MORSHEAD: "Fifteen minutes til my final game covering Swindon Town for the Advertiser gets underway and I thought I'd take a moment to thank everyone who's read and contributed for the past 27 months. It's been a blast.

"I won't be going far and I'll still be covering Town elsewhere, you don't get rid of me that easily. 

"Anyway, back onto the game, as the Swindon subs and Tyrell Belford practice free-kicks from the edge of the box, who's predicting a glut of goals tonight? I think there just might be."

7:09pm

ADVER CHIEF SPORTS WRITER SAM MORSHEAD: "I've been told by the club that the mystery man who's with the Swindon Town squad here this evening is simply 'a trialist'.

"He's not trialling tonight, of course, and usually Town are quite good at naming their trialists - which would suggest there's more too it. Alternatively we could be barking up completely the wrong tree.

"Perhaps Mark Cooper will shed some light on the situation after the game."

7:05pm

BREAKING TEAM NEWS

LUTON TOWN v Swindon Town: Tyler; Connolly, Griffiths, McNulty, Wilkinson, Franks, Robinson, Drury, Rooney, Benson, Cullen

Substitutes: Lacey, Wall, Howells, Justham, Ruddock Mpanzu, Lafayette and Gutteridge.

7:04pm

Both sets of players are out on the Kenilworth Road pitch for their respective warm-ups.

6:53pm

There's a smattering of Town fans in the Oak Road Stand here at Kenilworth Road. They give Wes Foderingham a nice round of applause as he comes out to warm-up.

6:52pm

BACK IN THE DAY

Swindon have enjoyed a fair few happy days at Luton since the 80s. Here's a look back at one of them, courtesy of our friends at www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk...

6:50pm

Little chance of seeing Town's new away kit tonight with their hosts playing in orange that fits almost to well with their sponsors Easyjet.

6:49pm

One change, then, for Swindon Town as Raphael Branco replaces Josh Lelan as expected.

Swindon Advertiser: Raphael Rossi Branco wins a header during his star performance in Swindon Town's victory over Peterborough

Raphael Branco

Anton Rodgers does not make the bench, meaning he's presumably got some work to do to get over his knee injury. We've been told by the club that we'll get an indication of how severe the problem is from Mark Cooper in his post-match presser.

There are places amongst the substitutes for Lee Marshall and Will Randall - both talented, second-year scholars. Though that does give a good indication of how thin this squad is.

6:48pm

It's an incredibly attacking bench named by Mark Cooper, one attacking midefielder, four strikers and Jack Barthram.

6:47pm

Much intrigue over a mystery face that appeared on the pitch with the players' pitch inspection we're currently working on identifying him. Swindon Advertiser:

6:46pm

BREAKING TEAM NEWS

Luton Town v SWINDON TOWN: Foderingham; Thompson N, Branco, Turnbull; Byrne, Kasim, Luongo, Thompson L, Smith B; Gladwin, Smith M

Substitutes: Belford, Barthram, Marshall, Randall, Waldon, Barker, Williams

6:43pm

LUTON TEAM NEWS

Luton will be without former Swindon man Jonathan Smith, Shaun Whalley, Alex Lawless and Andy Parry for the game.

Luke Guttridge is fit again though, while Luton boss John Still admitted he might be tempted in to making a few changes for the tie.

Swindon Advertiser: Jonathan Smith

Jonathan Smith

6:40pm

YOUR SAY

5:45pm Tue 12 Aug 14

swwindon61uk says

Swindon1984 wrote:
Will be a stern test tonight but with perseverance and a bit of luck it'll be a win (and away to Man Utd in the next round...)

Come on you reds.
Not many would go 84 prices would be to high!!!

6:40pm

YOUR SAY

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6:39pm

TEAM NEWS

Anton Rodgers was the only doubt for Swindon Town ahead of tonight's game but he's travelled with the squad to Kenilworth Road despite his knee injury.

Otherwise, Josh Lelan has not been given permission to play by Derby County, while there is a mystery man with the Swindon party here in Luton this evening. We're waiting for official word from the club on his identity.

Swindon Advertiser: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers, right, embraces his son Anton, left, at full time at Anfield

Anton Rodgers

6:35pm

Luton will be no walkover. Recently promoted to the Football League after five years away, the Hatters are among the favourites for promotion this term.

On a lush playing surface at Kenilworth Road, Town will be able to play their football. It should be entertaining and you can follow all the action right here throughout the evening.

6:33pm

Swindon reached the third round of this competition last season before being beaten 2-0 by Chelsea at the County Ground, and Mark Cooper will be hoping for a similar boost to the club's coffers this time around.

6:30pm

Good evening ladies and gents and welcome to Kenilworth Road, where Swindon Town are preparing to take on Luton Town in the first round of the Capital One Cup.

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2:45pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Swindon1984 says...

Will be a stern test tonight but with perseverance and a bit of luck it'll be a win (and away to Man Utd in the next round...)

Come on you reds.
Will be a stern test tonight but with perseverance and a bit of luck it'll be a win (and away to Man Utd in the next round...) Come on you reds. Swindon1984
  • Score: 2

3:00pm Tue 12 Aug 14

BoltonRed says...

COYMR!!
COYMR!! BoltonRed
  • Score: 1

3:00pm Tue 12 Aug 14

smirg kcab says...

Swindon1984 wrote:
Will be a stern test tonight but with perseverance and a bit of luck it'll be a win (and away to Man Utd in the next round...)

Come on you reds.
Good luck tonight, lets hope smiths value shoots up
[quote][p][bold]Swindon1984[/bold] wrote: Will be a stern test tonight but with perseverance and a bit of luck it'll be a win (and away to Man Utd in the next round...) Come on you reds.[/p][/quote]Good luck tonight, lets hope smiths value shoots up smirg kcab
  • Score: 2

3:02pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Lazaat says...

With a bit of luck we can emulate 1969 by finishing second in League 1 this season and gaining automatic promotion plus winning this cup at Wembley by beating the Arsenal again :)
With a bit of luck we can emulate 1969 by finishing second in League 1 this season and gaining automatic promotion plus winning this cup at Wembley by beating the Arsenal again :) Lazaat
  • Score: 5

3:34pm Tue 12 Aug 14

sadgit says...

Lazaat wrote:
With a bit of luck we can emulate 1969 by finishing second in League 1 this season and gaining automatic promotion plus winning this cup at Wembley by beating the Arsenal again :)
Champions would be better Laz.
[quote][p][bold]Lazaat[/bold] wrote: With a bit of luck we can emulate 1969 by finishing second in League 1 this season and gaining automatic promotion plus winning this cup at Wembley by beating the Arsenal again :)[/p][/quote]Champions would be better Laz. sadgit
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3:37pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Lazaat says...

sadgit wrote:
Lazaat wrote: With a bit of luck we can emulate 1969 by finishing second in League 1 this season and gaining automatic promotion plus winning this cup at Wembley by beating the Arsenal again :)
Champions would be better Laz.
LOL I will settle for 2nd and the cup
[quote][p][bold]sadgit[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lazaat[/bold] wrote: With a bit of luck we can emulate 1969 by finishing second in League 1 this season and gaining automatic promotion plus winning this cup at Wembley by beating the Arsenal again :)[/p][/quote]Champions would be better Laz.[/p][/quote]LOL I will settle for 2nd and the cup Lazaat
  • Score: 3

3:49pm Tue 12 Aug 14

the don69 says...

Lazaat wrote:
sadgit wrote:
Lazaat wrote: With a bit of luck we can emulate 1969 by finishing second in League 1 this season and gaining automatic promotion plus winning this cup at Wembley by beating the Arsenal again :)
Champions would be better Laz.
LOL I will settle for 2nd and the cup
Have you both been on the booze today chaps? the way our defence looked on Saturday we got our hands full just to be still in the cup after tonight's game!!!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Lazaat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sadgit[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lazaat[/bold] wrote: With a bit of luck we can emulate 1969 by finishing second in League 1 this season and gaining automatic promotion plus winning this cup at Wembley by beating the Arsenal again :)[/p][/quote]Champions would be better Laz.[/p][/quote]LOL I will settle for 2nd and the cup[/p][/quote]Have you both been on the booze today chaps? the way our defence looked on Saturday we got our hands full just to be still in the cup after tonight's game!!!!!!!!!! the don69
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3:51pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Lazaat says...

Hi Don, well i havent been on the booze but i can dream cant I? LOL
Hi Don, well i havent been on the booze but i can dream cant I? LOL Lazaat
  • Score: 3

4:05pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Rebel_phish says...

Predictions League is up and running - you can post on the dedicated thread.

Use this link.

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nfc.co.uk/news/11400
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COYR
Predictions League is up and running - you can post on the dedicated thread. Use this link. www.thisisswindontow nfc.co.uk/news/11400 809.PREDICTIONS_LEAG UE__Luton_Town_v_Swi ndon_Town COYR Rebel_phish
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5:14pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Di kanny oh says...

Can the fragile defence handle Benson? and up against Rooney and Benson one of them is bound to score knowing our luck but if we play like Sat in midfield then we should give the hatters a game. I would say the defence is stronger with Branco in place of Lelan and certainly do not understand why the young kid was barred from playing as he looks quite a raw prospect and not in the class of Turnbull or Stephens.
COYR's.
Can the fragile defence handle Benson? and up against Rooney and Benson one of them is bound to score knowing our luck but if we play like Sat in midfield then we should give the hatters a game. I would say the defence is stronger with Branco in place of Lelan and certainly do not understand why the young kid was barred from playing as he looks quite a raw prospect and not in the class of Turnbull or Stephens. COYR's. Di kanny oh
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5:15pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Oi Den! says...

Big test tonight and a great game to win. A hard fought 1-0 victory would be a superb outcome.
Big test tonight and a great game to win. A hard fought 1-0 victory would be a superb outcome. Oi Den!
  • Score: -1

5:45pm Tue 12 Aug 14

swwindon61uk says...

Swindon1984 wrote:
Will be a stern test tonight but with perseverance and a bit of luck it'll be a win (and away to Man Utd in the next round...)

Come on you reds.
Not many would go 84 prices would be to high!!!
[quote][p][bold]Swindon1984[/bold] wrote: Will be a stern test tonight but with perseverance and a bit of luck it'll be a win (and away to Man Utd in the next round...) Come on you reds.[/p][/quote]Not many would go 84 prices would be to high!!! swwindon61uk
  • Score: -4

6:26pm Tue 12 Aug 14

dannyboy stm says...

I remember going to Luton in the mid 1980s under king Lou for a cup game, but my memorys not as good as it was and cant remember the score......I think we got beat on their astro turf.!!!!!! I do remember the fanatical support the Town took there for a mid week game...!!!! Amazing....!!!!! Up the Town....COYRS....!!!
!!!!
I remember going to Luton in the mid 1980s under king Lou for a cup game, but my memorys not as good as it was and cant remember the score......I think we got beat on their astro turf.!!!!!! I do remember the fanatical support the Town took there for a mid week game...!!!! Amazing....!!!!! Up the Town....COYRS....!!! !!!! dannyboy stm
  • Score: 0

6:26pm Tue 12 Aug 14

dazzastfc says...

Di kanny oh wrote:
Can the fragile defence handle Benson? and up against Rooney and Benson one of them is bound to score knowing our luck but if we play like Sat in midfield then we should give the hatters a game. I would say the defence is stronger with Branco in place of Lelan and certainly do not understand why the young kid was barred from playing as he looks quite a raw prospect and not in the class of Turnbull or Stephens.
COYR's.
I thought Stephan's was signing 2day.....

Very hard game and I AM NOT expecting to much..
BUT I hope the defence is better than it was on Saturday..
IF it is then we will win good luck boys
[quote][p][bold]Di kanny oh[/bold] wrote: Can the fragile defence handle Benson? and up against Rooney and Benson one of them is bound to score knowing our luck but if we play like Sat in midfield then we should give the hatters a game. I would say the defence is stronger with Branco in place of Lelan and certainly do not understand why the young kid was barred from playing as he looks quite a raw prospect and not in the class of Turnbull or Stephens. COYR's.[/p][/quote]I thought Stephan's was signing 2day..... Very hard game and I AM NOT expecting to much.. BUT I hope the defence is better than it was on Saturday.. IF it is then we will win good luck boys dazzastfc
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6:39pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Oi Den! says...

dannyboy stm wrote:
I remember going to Luton in the mid 1980s under king Lou for a cup game, but my memorys not as good as it was and cant remember the score......I think we got beat on their astro turf.!!!!!! I do remember the fanatical support the Town took there for a mid week game...!!!! Amazing....!!!!! Up the Town....COYRS....!!!

!!!!
I think that might have been the Full Members/Simod/Zenith Data Systems Cup game, memorable for Dave Bamber being clean through but stopping because he thought he was offside. Did we ever get a good result on a plastic pitch? I remember losing 2-0 at Oldham when the ball went into orbit every time it bounced. Surprise, surprise - it was bloody freezing and windy too.
[quote][p][bold]dannyboy stm[/bold] wrote: I remember going to Luton in the mid 1980s under king Lou for a cup game, but my memorys not as good as it was and cant remember the score......I think we got beat on their astro turf.!!!!!! I do remember the fanatical support the Town took there for a mid week game...!!!! Amazing....!!!!! Up the Town....COYRS....!!! !!!![/p][/quote]I think that might have been the Full Members/Simod/Zenith Data Systems Cup game, memorable for Dave Bamber being clean through but stopping because he thought he was offside. Did we ever get a good result on a plastic pitch? I remember losing 2-0 at Oldham when the ball went into orbit every time it bounced. Surprise, surprise - it was bloody freezing and windy too. Oi Den!
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6:42pm Tue 12 Aug 14

dannyboy stm says...

Cheers Den...its coming back to me now...!!!!
Cheers Den...its coming back to me now...!!!! dannyboy stm
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6:51pm Tue 12 Aug 14

swwindon61uk says...

Oi Den! wrote:
dannyboy stm wrote:
I remember going to Luton in the mid 1980s under king Lou for a cup game, but my memorys not as good as it was and cant remember the score......I think we got beat on their astro turf.!!!!!! I do remember the fanatical support the Town took there for a mid week game...!!!! Amazing....!!!!! Up the Town....COYRS....!!!


!!!!
I think that might have been the Full Members/Simod/Zenith Data Systems Cup game, memorable for Dave Bamber being clean through but stopping because he thought he was offside. Did we ever get a good result on a plastic pitch? I remember losing 2-0 at Oldham when the ball went into orbit every time it bounced. Surprise, surprise - it was bloody freezing and windy too.
The Bamber incident is still a living nightmare for me!!
The ultimate what if for me.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dannyboy stm[/bold] wrote: I remember going to Luton in the mid 1980s under king Lou for a cup game, but my memorys not as good as it was and cant remember the score......I think we got beat on their astro turf.!!!!!! I do remember the fanatical support the Town took there for a mid week game...!!!! Amazing....!!!!! Up the Town....COYRS....!!! !!!![/p][/quote]I think that might have been the Full Members/Simod/Zenith Data Systems Cup game, memorable for Dave Bamber being clean through but stopping because he thought he was offside. Did we ever get a good result on a plastic pitch? I remember losing 2-0 at Oldham when the ball went into orbit every time it bounced. Surprise, surprise - it was bloody freezing and windy too.[/p][/quote]The Bamber incident is still a living nightmare for me!! The ultimate what if for me. swwindon61uk
  • Score: 0

6:54pm Tue 12 Aug 14

ShearerShearer says...

I was there too, think we lost 2-1 and like you say great support, same at Ipswich where we lost 6-1 and we kept singing right to the end.
I was there too, think we lost 2-1 and like you say great support, same at Ipswich where we lost 6-1 and we kept singing right to the end. ShearerShearer
  • Score: 0

7:02pm Tue 12 Aug 14

STFConyourpitch says...

Mystery Striker could be Nick Powell assuming he is on the loan list.
Mystery Striker could be Nick Powell assuming he is on the loan list. STFConyourpitch
  • Score: 0

7:05pm Tue 12 Aug 14

mickey o'ramsey says...

See us going through no probs if we play like Sat COYR
See us going through no probs if we play like Sat COYR mickey o'ramsey
  • Score: 0

7:05pm Tue 12 Aug 14

dannyboy stm says...

LOL SWINDON 61 UK......hopefully we can redeem ourselves tonight and your Bamber nightmare can be forgotten forever...!!!!!
LOL SWINDON 61 UK......hopefully we can redeem ourselves tonight and your Bamber nightmare can be forgotten forever...!!!!! dannyboy stm
  • Score: 0

7:06pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Oxon-Red says...

ShearerShearer wrote:
I was there too, think we lost 2-1 and like you say great support, same at Ipswich where we lost 6-1 and we kept singing right to the end.
I went to that match, we lost the Fridge after about 10 minutes :-( Always felt the scoreline flattered Ipswich.

Match in the round before was memorable too, Peter Coyne scoring after a few minutes and Town hanging on to beat Wednesday. Great night.

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]ShearerShearer[/bold] wrote: I was there too, think we lost 2-1 and like you say great support, same at Ipswich where we lost 6-1 and we kept singing right to the end.[/p][/quote]I went to that match, we lost the Fridge after about 10 minutes :-( Always felt the scoreline flattered Ipswich. Match in the round before was memorable too, Peter Coyne scoring after a few minutes and Town hanging on to beat Wednesday. Great night. COYMR Oxon-Red
  • Score: 0

7:15pm Tue 12 Aug 14

whizzy1978 says...

Been informed by a mate at the game that the mystery player is Dominic Poleon from leeds.
Been informed by a mate at the game that the mystery player is Dominic Poleon from leeds. whizzy1978
  • Score: -4

7:29pm Tue 12 Aug 14

mancrobin says...

Now stood at the ticket office at Old Trafford waiting for the result to come in.
Now stood at the ticket office at Old Trafford waiting for the result to come in. mancrobin
  • Score: 0

7:34pm Tue 12 Aug 14

louiscassius says...

Andy Johnson mystery striker.......you heard it here first :-))
Andy Johnson mystery striker.......you heard it here first :-)) louiscassius
  • Score: -3

7:47pm Tue 12 Aug 14

pug ugly says...

The trial list is an Aussie from Sydney. Something like John Cellini according to BBC
The trial list is an Aussie from Sydney. Something like John Cellini according to BBC pug ugly
  • Score: 1

7:49pm Tue 12 Aug 14

eyesrightskinbacktight says...

louiscassius wrote:
Andy Johnson mystery striker.......you heard it here first :-))
Course is it is Louis course it is, now c'mon Town
[quote][p][bold]louiscassius[/bold] wrote: Andy Johnson mystery striker.......you heard it here first :-))[/p][/quote]Course is it is Louis course it is, now c'mon Town eyesrightskinbacktight
  • Score: 0

8:00pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Swindon1984 says...

Miles Storey's just scored for Pompey...
Miles Storey's just scored for Pompey... Swindon1984
  • Score: -4

8:43pm Tue 12 Aug 14

ciclosporindorset says...

whizzy1978 wrote:
Been informed by a mate at the game that the mystery player is Dominic Poleon from leeds.
He's on the bench for
Leeds
[quote][p][bold]whizzy1978[/bold] wrote: Been informed by a mate at the game that the mystery player is Dominic Poleon from leeds.[/p][/quote]He's on the bench for Leeds ciclosporindorset
  • Score: 0

8:50pm Tue 12 Aug 14

umpcah says...

ciclosporindorset wrote:
whizzy1978 wrote:
Been informed by a mate at the game that the mystery player is Dominic Poleon from leeds.
He's on the bench for
Leeds
The mystery man with Swindon Town today is Joel Chianese, who is on the books of Australian outfit Sydney United.
He is a five-foot, nine-inch striker,
[quote][p][bold]ciclosporindorset[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whizzy1978[/bold] wrote: Been informed by a mate at the game that the mystery player is Dominic Poleon from leeds.[/p][/quote]He's on the bench for Leeds[/p][/quote]The mystery man with Swindon Town today is Joel Chianese, who is on the books of Australian outfit Sydney United. He is a five-foot, nine-inch striker, umpcah
  • Score: 0

9:01pm Tue 12 Aug 14

eyesrightskinbacktight says...

Typical, **** swine!!
Typical, **** swine!! eyesrightskinbacktight
  • Score: -1

9:02pm Tue 12 Aug 14

old town robin says...

0-1 Rooney with a penalty. Sounds like this ref doesn;t like us too much what with 2 soft yellows and now a penalty for the ball hitting nathan on the shoulder, since when has that been a hand.
0-1 Rooney with a penalty. Sounds like this ref doesn;t like us too much what with 2 soft yellows and now a penalty for the ball hitting nathan on the shoulder, since when has that been a hand. old town robin
  • Score: 0

9:13pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Scouse Red says...

8.51 -er, don't you mean Brad Smith!
Come on Town, we should be able to get a result there against the Hatters!!
8.51 -er, don't you mean Brad Smith! Come on Town, we should be able to get a result there against the Hatters!! Scouse Red
  • Score: 2

9:16pm Tue 12 Aug 14

eyesrightskinbacktight says...

Get in 'bout time!!
Just thought I'd post that in the vain hope that somebody may take some notice. Please
Get in 'bout time!! Just thought I'd post that in the vain hope that somebody may take some notice. Please eyesrightskinbacktight
  • Score: -1

9:18pm Tue 12 Aug 14

old town robin says...

Where this "all guns blazing" Cooper promised, sounds more like a damp sqib
Where this "all guns blazing" Cooper promised, sounds more like a damp sqib old town robin
  • Score: -9

9:23pm Tue 12 Aug 14

eyesrightskinbacktight says...

eyesrightskinbacktig
ht
wrote:
Get in 'bout time!!
Just thought I'd post that in the vain hope that somebody may take some notice. Please
Yippee, just knew someone would hear my cry of despair!!
[quote][p][bold]eyesrightskinbacktig ht[/bold] wrote: Get in 'bout time!! Just thought I'd post that in the vain hope that somebody may take some notice. Please[/p][/quote]Yippee, just knew someone would hear my cry of despair!! eyesrightskinbacktight
  • Score: 0

9:25pm Tue 12 Aug 14

old town robin says...

1-1 penalty for Smithy, now lets get that winner.
1-1 penalty for Smithy, now lets get that winner. old town robin
  • Score: 0

9:27pm Tue 12 Aug 14

umpcah says...

old town robin wrote:
1-1 penalty for Smithy, now lets get that winner.
He just did ! Coventry have just offered a million ! Hope so anyway !
[quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: 1-1 penalty for Smithy, now lets get that winner.[/p][/quote]He just did ! Coventry have just offered a million ! Hope so anyway ! umpcah
  • Score: -1

9:27pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Since 1950 says...

Could Smith be our new 20 goals a season man!?
Could Smith be our new 20 goals a season man!? Since 1950
  • Score: 5

9:27pm Tue 12 Aug 14

6degreessouth says...

Smith is blazing !!
Smith is blazing !! 6degreessouth
  • Score: 4

9:27pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Di kanny oh says...

Michael Smith again what a player scoring for fun brilliant 2-1 Town
Michael Smith again what a player scoring for fun brilliant 2-1 Town Di kanny oh
  • Score: 2

9:28pm Tue 12 Aug 14

old town robin says...

Yessssssss 2-1 Smith with his second, I knew my damp squib comment would gee them up lol
Yessssssss 2-1 Smith with his second, I knew my damp squib comment would gee them up lol old town robin
  • Score: -7

9:28pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Scouse Red says...

old town robin wrote:
1-1 penalty for Smithy, now lets get that winner.
1-2 Smith oh you beauty!!
[quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: 1-1 penalty for Smithy, now lets get that winner.[/p][/quote]1-2 Smith oh you beauty!! Scouse Red
  • Score: 1

9:29pm Tue 12 Aug 14

umpcah says...

Since 1950 wrote:
Could Smith be our new 20 goals a season man!?
Only 20 ?
[quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: Could Smith be our new 20 goals a season man!?[/p][/quote]Only 20 ? umpcah
  • Score: 3

9:29pm Tue 12 Aug 14

eyesrightskinbacktight says...

You kin dancer
You kin dancer eyesrightskinbacktight
  • Score: 0

9:29pm Tue 12 Aug 14

6degreessouth says...

Sniffy to get the winner
Sniffy to get the winner 6degreessouth
  • Score: 0

9:33pm Tue 12 Aug 14

6degreessouth says...

Oh f@ck and he may have. Zanzibar is a happy place at this time
Oh f@ck and he may have. Zanzibar is a happy place at this time 6degreessouth
  • Score: -2

9:36pm Tue 12 Aug 14

old town robin says...

Since 1950 wrote:
Could Smith be our new 20 goals a season man!?
He's on his way
[quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: Could Smith be our new 20 goals a season man!?[/p][/quote]He's on his way old town robin
  • Score: -1

9:37pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Since 1950 says...

umpcah wrote:
Since 1950 wrote:
Could Smith be our new 20 goals a season man!?
Only 20 ?
:-)
[quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: Could Smith be our new 20 goals a season man!?[/p][/quote]Only 20 ?[/p][/quote]:-) Since 1950
  • Score: 0

9:37pm Tue 12 Aug 14

STFConyourpitch says...

Who ever is doing this report is having a real bad day spelling.
Who ever is doing this report is having a real bad day spelling. STFConyourpitch
  • Score: -4

9:38pm Tue 12 Aug 14

umpcah says...

Nathan T has got his usual booking !
Nathan T has got his usual booking ! umpcah
  • Score: -2

9:39pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Di kanny oh says...

Ha Ha Ha Rooney what a twaat sent off for diving
Ha Ha Ha Rooney what a twaat sent off for diving Di kanny oh
  • Score: 3

9:40pm Tue 12 Aug 14

old town robin says...

Another yellow for Nathan Thompson, when is he going to learn to keep it shut.

just seen MoM Rooney red carded for unsporting behaviour.
Another yellow for Nathan Thompson, when is he going to learn to keep it shut. just seen MoM Rooney red carded for unsporting behaviour. old town robin
  • Score: -3

9:42pm Tue 12 Aug 14

6degreessouth says...

Their names are at the top of the page ! chill we are winning!
Their names are at the top of the page ! chill we are winning! 6degreessouth
  • Score: -2

9:45pm Tue 12 Aug 14

red white says...

Yes!
Yes! red white
  • Score: 0

9:46pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Clunky says...

Who's the Randall Hurran bloke on the bench?
Who's the Randall Hurran bloke on the bench? Clunky
  • Score: -2

9:46pm Tue 12 Aug 14

old town robin says...

well done lads coming back from one down and the 436 fans that got there to cheer them on. Hoping for a home draw next round.
well done lads coming back from one down and the 436 fans that got there to cheer them on. Hoping for a home draw next round. old town robin
  • Score: 4

9:48pm Tue 12 Aug 14

california andy says...

Great comeback, great result. Now for a good second round draw. COMR.
Great comeback, great result. Now for a good second round draw. COMR. california andy
  • Score: 3

9:49pm Tue 12 Aug 14

dannyboy stm says...

Up the Town...well done all....same again Saturday please...COYRS..!!!!
Up the Town...well done all....same again Saturday please...COYRS..!!!! dannyboy stm
  • Score: 3

9:50pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Rebel_phish says...

Excellent win, very gutsy performance by the boys

How was that for you Sam?
Excellent win, very gutsy performance by the boys How was that for you Sam? Rebel_phish
  • Score: 2

9:50pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Oi Den! says...

Cracking win. Well done to all. Very pleased for Michael Smith after all the stick he got last season. According to Steve White, Andy Williams made a big difference too.

Seems like the only real negative was Nathan Thompson getting caught out again and getting booked again.

Also good to hear that the ref was decisive in handing out cards for cheating.
Cracking win. Well done to all. Very pleased for Michael Smith after all the stick he got last season. According to Steve White, Andy Williams made a big difference too. Seems like the only real negative was Nathan Thompson getting caught out again and getting booked again. Also good to hear that the ref was decisive in handing out cards for cheating. Oi Den!
  • Score: -3

9:50pm Tue 12 Aug 14

california andy says...

Forgot to add: another silly booking for Nathan. That's two in two games, and both times following a foul on his brother. That needs to stop NOW. Come on Cooper. Let's not have a reprise of last season. Also, how about Mr Smith? Goalscorer supreme :-))
Forgot to add: another silly booking for Nathan. That's two in two games, and both times following a foul on his brother. That needs to stop NOW. Come on Cooper. Let's not have a reprise of last season. Also, how about Mr Smith? Goalscorer supreme :-)) california andy
  • Score: 0

9:51pm Tue 12 Aug 14

6degreessouth says...

Congratulations to MC and the lads tonight just wish I could have been there. Top banana lads. Just brilliant, thank you.
Congratulations to MC and the lads tonight just wish I could have been there. Top banana lads. Just brilliant, thank you. 6degreessouth
  • Score: 0

9:53pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Scouse Red says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Cracking win. Well done to all. Very pleased for Michael Smith after all the stick he got last season. According to Steve White, Andy Williams made a big difference too.

Seems like the only real negative was Nathan Thompson getting caught out again and getting booked again.

Also good to hear that the ref was decisive in handing out cards for cheating.
still think Wilma has a lot to offer and Cooperman should at least try a 3-5-2 as opposed to the 3-5-1-1, not saying Gladwin doesn't work hard but as an attacking threat he's limited from what i've seen.

Good display of grit and determination by the lads to come back from 1-0 down away from home to win 1-2

Now then - who do we fancy in the next round? Home tie to win and get through for the big guns?? Man United don't count as that anymore do they as they're in the second round! ;-)
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Cracking win. Well done to all. Very pleased for Michael Smith after all the stick he got last season. According to Steve White, Andy Williams made a big difference too. Seems like the only real negative was Nathan Thompson getting caught out again and getting booked again. Also good to hear that the ref was decisive in handing out cards for cheating.[/p][/quote]still think Wilma has a lot to offer and Cooperman should at least try a 3-5-2 as opposed to the 3-5-1-1, not saying Gladwin doesn't work hard but as an attacking threat he's limited from what i've seen. Good display of grit and determination by the lads to come back from 1-0 down away from home to win 1-2 Now then - who do we fancy in the next round? Home tie to win and get through for the big guns?? Man United don't count as that anymore do they as they're in the second round! ;-) Scouse Red
  • Score: -1

9:54pm Tue 12 Aug 14

dazzastfc says...

WELL DONE BOYS GREAT WIN against a good solid tram...
Well done cooperman..Keep it up and MIGHT shut me up...

PLEASE PEOPLE SIMMER DOWN as You no you are going to over react
WELL DONE BOYS GREAT WIN against a good solid tram... Well done cooperman..Keep it up and MIGHT shut me up... PLEASE PEOPLE SIMMER DOWN as You no you are going to over react dazzastfc
  • Score: 3

9:58pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Psychedelic Syd says...

Great result, very tough place to go even for old toughened pros. Benson sounds like he had a point to prove when he was on and Luke Rooney was out to show what we had missed - obviously tried a little too hard at the end!!! Good character shown by the lads to come back like that. Very pleased for Smith to get another brace - confidence will see him blossom. I can see him getting 25 plus because we are going to create chances with that brilliant midfield. Bring on Man Utd.

COYMR
Great result, very tough place to go even for old toughened pros. Benson sounds like he had a point to prove when he was on and Luke Rooney was out to show what we had missed - obviously tried a little too hard at the end!!! Good character shown by the lads to come back like that. Very pleased for Smith to get another brace - confidence will see him blossom. I can see him getting 25 plus because we are going to create chances with that brilliant midfield. Bring on Man Utd. COYMR Psychedelic Syd
  • Score: 5

10:00pm Tue 12 Aug 14

MOREDONRED says...

Oi Den! wrote:
dannyboy stm wrote:
I remember going to Luton in the mid 1980s under king Lou for a cup game, but my memorys not as good as it was and cant remember the score......I think we got beat on their astro turf.!!!!!! I do remember the fanatical support the Town took there for a mid week game...!!!! Amazing....!!!!! Up the Town....COYRS....!!!


!!!!
I think that might have been the Full Members/Simod/Zenith Data Systems Cup game, memorable for Dave Bamber being clean through but stopping because he thought he was offside. Did we ever get a good result on a plastic pitch? I remember losing 2-0 at Oldham when the ball went into orbit every time it bounced. Surprise, surprise - it was bloody freezing and windy too.
I was there,it was the cup you said but the semi final - and Dave Bamber running through will stay with me forever, great support though
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dannyboy stm[/bold] wrote: I remember going to Luton in the mid 1980s under king Lou for a cup game, but my memorys not as good as it was and cant remember the score......I think we got beat on their astro turf.!!!!!! I do remember the fanatical support the Town took there for a mid week game...!!!! Amazing....!!!!! Up the Town....COYRS....!!! !!!![/p][/quote]I think that might have been the Full Members/Simod/Zenith Data Systems Cup game, memorable for Dave Bamber being clean through but stopping because he thought he was offside. Did we ever get a good result on a plastic pitch? I remember losing 2-0 at Oldham when the ball went into orbit every time it bounced. Surprise, surprise - it was bloody freezing and windy too.[/p][/quote]I was there,it was the cup you said but the semi final - and Dave Bamber running through will stay with me forever, great support though MOREDONRED
  • Score: 0

10:02pm Tue 12 Aug 14

dazzastfc says...

old town robin wrote:
well done lads coming back from one down and the 436 fans that got there to cheer them on. Hoping for a home draw next round.
THAT IS A GREAT TURN OUT BY THE FANS...
SWINDON TILL WE DIE
[quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: well done lads coming back from one down and the 436 fans that got there to cheer them on. Hoping for a home draw next round.[/p][/quote]THAT IS A GREAT TURN OUT BY THE FANS... SWINDON TILL WE DIE dazzastfc
  • Score: 0

10:05pm Tue 12 Aug 14

the don69 says...

Good solid battling win by the sound of it, main thing is we're in the hat, maybe we'll get Man Yoo stiffs and a wad of dosh in the next round! well Den Smiffy's could soon be worth that £1m if he keeps banging them goals in, well done Coops and the lads, same again against the Creepies please!!!!!!!!!!
Good solid battling win by the sound of it, main thing is we're in the hat, maybe we'll get Man Yoo stiffs and a wad of dosh in the next round! well Den Smiffy's could soon be worth that £1m if he keeps banging them goals in, well done Coops and the lads, same again against the Creepies please!!!!!!!!!! the don69
  • Score: 1

10:05pm Tue 12 Aug 14

gibbo1012 says...

Two games two wins !

And a away win as well

Come on you reds !
Two games two wins ! And a away win as well Come on you reds ! gibbo1012
  • Score: 1

10:06pm Tue 12 Aug 14

reading_red says...

umpcah wrote:
Nathan T has got his usual booking !
Dont be a tit. He has been booked for questioning the refs decision to ignore the obvious foul on his brother. Have you listened to Coopers interview? If the team Captain is going to always be booked for speaking to the ref then i think Thompson will probably be booked every game.
[quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: Nathan T has got his usual booking ![/p][/quote]Dont be a tit. He has been booked for questioning the refs decision to ignore the obvious foul on his brother. Have you listened to Coopers interview? If the team Captain is going to always be booked for speaking to the ref then i think Thompson will probably be booked every game. reading_red
  • Score: 7

10:07pm Tue 12 Aug 14

6degreessouth says...

Scouse Red wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Cracking win. Well done to all. Very pleased for Michael Smith after all the stick he got last season. According to Steve White, Andy Williams made a big difference too.

Seems like the only real negative was Nathan Thompson getting caught out again and getting booked again.

Also good to hear that the ref was decisive in handing out cards for cheating.
still think Wilma has a lot to offer and Cooperman should at least try a 3-5-2 as opposed to the 3-5-1-1, not saying Gladwin doesn't work hard but as an attacking threat he's limited from what i've seen.

Good display of grit and determination by the lads to come back from 1-0 down away from home to win 1-2

Now then - who do we fancy in the next round? Home tie to win and get through for the big guns?? Man United don't count as that anymore do they as they're in the second round! ;-)
Scouse, unfortunately I can't comment on the formation as I'm not there, but I'm a firm believer of "it ain't broke don't fix it" I have to rely on Sam for my match report as the only way I can get any "real" info during the game. Maybe things will have to change in the near future but please let an old man be happy tonight. Good job Sam.
[quote][p][bold]Scouse Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Cracking win. Well done to all. Very pleased for Michael Smith after all the stick he got last season. According to Steve White, Andy Williams made a big difference too. Seems like the only real negative was Nathan Thompson getting caught out again and getting booked again. Also good to hear that the ref was decisive in handing out cards for cheating.[/p][/quote]still think Wilma has a lot to offer and Cooperman should at least try a 3-5-2 as opposed to the 3-5-1-1, not saying Gladwin doesn't work hard but as an attacking threat he's limited from what i've seen. Good display of grit and determination by the lads to come back from 1-0 down away from home to win 1-2 Now then - who do we fancy in the next round? Home tie to win and get through for the big guns?? Man United don't count as that anymore do they as they're in the second round! ;-)[/p][/quote]Scouse, unfortunately I can't comment on the formation as I'm not there, but I'm a firm believer of "it ain't broke don't fix it" I have to rely on Sam for my match report as the only way I can get any "real" info during the game. Maybe things will have to change in the near future but please let an old man be happy tonight. Good job Sam. 6degreessouth
  • Score: 0

10:08pm Tue 12 Aug 14

california andy says...

Very, very bad news about Brad smith's knee. We can only hope it is a prain and nothing worse. Sounds as though there was a fair amount of kicking going on from Luton. Lots of wounded warriors.
Very, very bad news about Brad smith's knee. We can only hope it is a prain and nothing worse. Sounds as though there was a fair amount of kicking going on from Luton. Lots of wounded warriors. california andy
  • Score: 0

10:10pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Psychedelic Syd says...

That's bad news on Brad Smith and Nathan. Sounds like we got a kicking from the Hatters just for playing football. I think we're going to see a lot of clubs try and muscle us out of games because they see a young side that might be intimidated. Scunthorpe were very physical and "over-clumsy" and now it sounds like Luton carried on where they left off.
That's bad news on Brad Smith and Nathan. Sounds like we got a kicking from the Hatters just for playing football. I think we're going to see a lot of clubs try and muscle us out of games because they see a young side that might be intimidated. Scunthorpe were very physical and "over-clumsy" and now it sounds like Luton carried on where they left off. Psychedelic Syd
  • Score: 2

10:11pm Tue 12 Aug 14

umpcah says...

reading_red wrote:
umpcah wrote:
Nathan T has got his usual booking !
Dont be a tit. He has been booked for questioning the refs decision to ignore the obvious foul on his brother. Have you listened to Coopers interview? If the team Captain is going to always be booked for speaking to the ref then i think Thompson will probably be booked every game.
I posted that before I heard the circumstances ! That really was rubbish from one of the better refs.
[quote][p][bold]reading_red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: Nathan T has got his usual booking ![/p][/quote]Dont be a tit. He has been booked for questioning the refs decision to ignore the obvious foul on his brother. Have you listened to Coopers interview? If the team Captain is going to always be booked for speaking to the ref then i think Thompson will probably be booked every game.[/p][/quote]I posted that before I heard the circumstances ! That really was rubbish from one of the better refs. umpcah
  • Score: 0

10:11pm Tue 12 Aug 14

the wizard says...

Two games against some would say tough opposition, and we got two wins. There seems to be good spirit in the team and a decent positive mentality which should bode well if we can keep the mindset going. The only negative is yet again NT being booked for an un necessary and pointless foul. He has been a pro for long enough, and this is not leadership by example. Cooper, reign him in, its sloppy and childish, about time he acted the part, or you will be bleating again when he gets banned, two cards in the first two games is not sending out the right message to the rest of the team.
Two games against some would say tough opposition, and we got two wins. There seems to be good spirit in the team and a decent positive mentality which should bode well if we can keep the mindset going. The only negative is yet again NT being booked for an un necessary and pointless foul. He has been a pro for long enough, and this is not leadership by example. Cooper, reign him in, its sloppy and childish, about time he acted the part, or you will be bleating again when he gets banned, two cards in the first two games is not sending out the right message to the rest of the team. the wizard
  • Score: -9

10:11pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Di kanny oh says...

Cracking result and as Cooper stated blood everywhere in the dressing room after the game how refreshing to find a bunch of players that gave everything tonight and good habits like winning will help this young bunch no end. Feared that this game would be a massive test for out youngsters but the midfield are playing teams off the park. Mike Smith wow what can we say about this guy certainly knows where the goal is and superb start to the season and upping his price every goal. Hopefully this will shut his critics up and teach them to show more patience with our young kids.
Well done Mark and the team superb start to the season and congrats to Lee Power another mastermind on the player front.
Cracking result and as Cooper stated blood everywhere in the dressing room after the game how refreshing to find a bunch of players that gave everything tonight and good habits like winning will help this young bunch no end. Feared that this game would be a massive test for out youngsters but the midfield are playing teams off the park. Mike Smith wow what can we say about this guy certainly knows where the goal is and superb start to the season and upping his price every goal. Hopefully this will shut his critics up and teach them to show more patience with our young kids. Well done Mark and the team superb start to the season and congrats to Lee Power another mastermind on the player front. Di kanny oh
  • Score: 4

10:12pm Tue 12 Aug 14

old town robin says...

Just seen on Sky Australia are playing Saudi Arabia on Monday 8th Sept at Craven Cottage. Hope we don't lose Luango for the Chesterfield game on the 6th.
Just seen on Sky Australia are playing Saudi Arabia on Monday 8th Sept at Craven Cottage. Hope we don't lose Luango for the Chesterfield game on the 6th. old town robin
  • Score: 0

10:13pm Tue 12 Aug 14

The Jockster says...

Well that was a game of two halves to use a well worn cliche. No impetus and guile in the 1st half and Byrne putting over crosses for our 12' 6" centre forward.
Second half started much the same and then we clicked. Byrne started to beat his marker again and again and his trickery won the pen.
Fabulous through ball from Luongo to Smiffy for the second goal and he's starting to show real class. Good support again from Kasim & the twins and some nice touches from Williams. Bartram one of the walking wounded did well when he came on and with Turnbull also wearing a head bandage I thought I was watching Holby at times.

In the end the win was well deserved and the pleasing thing was that the lads were always trying to make something happen. And we've seen an away win yay!
Well that was a game of two halves to use a well worn cliche. No impetus and guile in the 1st half and Byrne putting over crosses for our 12' 6" centre forward. Second half started much the same and then we clicked. Byrne started to beat his marker again and again and his trickery won the pen. Fabulous through ball from Luongo to Smiffy for the second goal and he's starting to show real class. Good support again from Kasim & the twins and some nice touches from Williams. Bartram one of the walking wounded did well when he came on and with Turnbull also wearing a head bandage I thought I was watching Holby at times. In the end the win was well deserved and the pleasing thing was that the lads were always trying to make something happen. And we've seen an away win yay! The Jockster
  • Score: 4

10:13pm Tue 12 Aug 14

eyesrightskinbacktight says...

Does anyone know if Coventry are still financially in the same boat as us? If so why would Smith leave, better the devil you know and all that.

Cracking result tonight boys.
Does anyone know if Coventry are still financially in the same boat as us? If so why would Smith leave, better the devil you know and all that. Cracking result tonight boys. eyesrightskinbacktight
  • Score: 0

10:19pm Tue 12 Aug 14

andy5364 says...

Great result that was a tough game . Coyr
Great result that was a tough game . Coyr andy5364
  • Score: 2

10:19pm Tue 12 Aug 14

6degreessouth says...

Di kanny oh wrote:
Cracking result and as Cooper stated blood everywhere in the dressing room after the game how refreshing to find a bunch of players that gave everything tonight and good habits like winning will help this young bunch no end. Feared that this game would be a massive test for out youngsters but the midfield are playing teams off the park. Mike Smith wow what can we say about this guy certainly knows where the goal is and superb start to the season and upping his price every goal. Hopefully this will shut his critics up and teach them to show more patience with our young kids.
Well done Mark and the team superb start to the season and congrats to Lee Power another mastermind on the player front.
Spot on DKO
[quote][p][bold]Di kanny oh[/bold] wrote: Cracking result and as Cooper stated blood everywhere in the dressing room after the game how refreshing to find a bunch of players that gave everything tonight and good habits like winning will help this young bunch no end. Feared that this game would be a massive test for out youngsters but the midfield are playing teams off the park. Mike Smith wow what can we say about this guy certainly knows where the goal is and superb start to the season and upping his price every goal. Hopefully this will shut his critics up and teach them to show more patience with our young kids. Well done Mark and the team superb start to the season and congrats to Lee Power another mastermind on the player front.[/p][/quote]Spot on DKO 6degreessouth
  • Score: 2

10:21pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Oi Den! says...

reading_red wrote:
umpcah wrote:
Nathan T has got his usual booking !
Dont be a tit. He has been booked for questioning the refs decision to ignore the obvious foul on his brother. Have you listened to Coopers interview? If the team Captain is going to always be booked for speaking to the ref then i think Thompson will probably be booked every game.
We don't know what he said to the ref or how he said it, do we? If the ref tells the captains they can talk to him, fair enough, but it doesn't give them a licence to say what they like. If the FA published the details of what players have said when they've been booked for dissent it might help cut some of it out.
[quote][p][bold]reading_red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: Nathan T has got his usual booking ![/p][/quote]Dont be a tit. He has been booked for questioning the refs decision to ignore the obvious foul on his brother. Have you listened to Coopers interview? If the team Captain is going to always be booked for speaking to the ref then i think Thompson will probably be booked every game.[/p][/quote]We don't know what he said to the ref or how he said it, do we? If the ref tells the captains they can talk to him, fair enough, but it doesn't give them a licence to say what they like. If the FA published the details of what players have said when they've been booked for dissent it might help cut some of it out. Oi Den!
  • Score: -5

10:24pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Red1681 says...

Many reasons to be cheerful tonight for those that watch the team regularly away from home. Big difference from lastseason, we kept going for the whole game. This and the next two away games should give a good indication of how things might pan out on the road.
Keep it up.
Many reasons to be cheerful tonight for those that watch the team regularly away from home. Big difference from lastseason, we kept going for the whole game. This and the next two away games should give a good indication of how things might pan out on the road. Keep it up. Red1681
  • Score: 1

10:24pm Tue 12 Aug 14

reading_red says...

Byrne, Smith and L Thompson standout performers by the sound of the commentary tonight, Well done lads great result against what was possibly a real banana skin.
Byrne, Smith and L Thompson standout performers by the sound of the commentary tonight, Well done lads great result against what was possibly a real banana skin. reading_red
  • Score: 3

10:30pm Tue 12 Aug 14

umpcah says...

reading_red wrote:
Byrne, Smith and L Thompson standout performers by the sound of the commentary tonight, Well done lads great result against what was possibly a real banana skin.
" Byrne, Smith and L Thompson standout performers by the sound of the commentary tonight ". Agreed but it was another job well done by the TEAM . Coops has to be given some credit too !
[quote][p][bold]reading_red[/bold] wrote: Byrne, Smith and L Thompson standout performers by the sound of the commentary tonight, Well done lads great result against what was possibly a real banana skin.[/p][/quote]" Byrne, Smith and L Thompson standout performers by the sound of the commentary tonight ". Agreed but it was another job well done by the TEAM . Coops has to be given some credit too ! umpcah
  • Score: 4

10:36pm Tue 12 Aug 14

california andy says...

california andy wrote:
Very, very bad news about Brad smith's knee. We can only hope it is a prain and nothing worse. Sounds as though there was a fair amount of kicking going on from Luton. Lots of wounded warriors.
SPRAIN. Sorry.
[quote][p][bold]california andy[/bold] wrote: Very, very bad news about Brad smith's knee. We can only hope it is a prain and nothing worse. Sounds as though there was a fair amount of kicking going on from Luton. Lots of wounded warriors.[/p][/quote]SPRAIN. Sorry. california andy
  • Score: 0

10:43pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Scouse Red says...

6degreessouth wrote:
Scouse Red wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Cracking win. Well done to all. Very pleased for Michael Smith after all the stick he got last season. According to Steve White, Andy Williams made a big difference too.

Seems like the only real negative was Nathan Thompson getting caught out again and getting booked again.

Also good to hear that the ref was decisive in handing out cards for cheating.
still think Wilma has a lot to offer and Cooperman should at least try a 3-5-2 as opposed to the 3-5-1-1, not saying Gladwin doesn't work hard but as an attacking threat he's limited from what i've seen.

Good display of grit and determination by the lads to come back from 1-0 down away from home to win 1-2

Now then - who do we fancy in the next round? Home tie to win and get through for the big guns?? Man United don't count as that anymore do they as they're in the second round! ;-)
Scouse, unfortunately I can't comment on the formation as I'm not there, but I'm a firm believer of "it ain't broke don't fix it" I have to rely on Sam for my match report as the only way I can get any "real" info during the game. Maybe things will have to change in the near future but please let an old man be happy tonight. Good job Sam.
fairy nuff -i'm away for the fortnight so like your good self limited to Sam's fine work. Where's he off to?
[quote][p][bold]6degreessouth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Scouse Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Cracking win. Well done to all. Very pleased for Michael Smith after all the stick he got last season. According to Steve White, Andy Williams made a big difference too. Seems like the only real negative was Nathan Thompson getting caught out again and getting booked again. Also good to hear that the ref was decisive in handing out cards for cheating.[/p][/quote]still think Wilma has a lot to offer and Cooperman should at least try a 3-5-2 as opposed to the 3-5-1-1, not saying Gladwin doesn't work hard but as an attacking threat he's limited from what i've seen. Good display of grit and determination by the lads to come back from 1-0 down away from home to win 1-2 Now then - who do we fancy in the next round? Home tie to win and get through for the big guns?? Man United don't count as that anymore do they as they're in the second round! ;-)[/p][/quote]Scouse, unfortunately I can't comment on the formation as I'm not there, but I'm a firm believer of "it ain't broke don't fix it" I have to rely on Sam for my match report as the only way I can get any "real" info during the game. Maybe things will have to change in the near future but please let an old man be happy tonight. Good job Sam.[/p][/quote]fairy nuff -i'm away for the fortnight so like your good self limited to Sam's fine work. Where's he off to? Scouse Red
  • Score: 0

11:00pm Tue 12 Aug 14

6degreessouth says...

I'm a happy bunny tonight
I haven't posted through the off season but read all of the positive and negative comments regarding our beloved club and I have to say it was a bit of an eye opener. So many negative comments about transfers or lack of and other negative thoughts.

I would just like to say we have to give MC, LC and the lads a chance this season and keep off their backs, at the end of the day they do know what they are doing. I have followed Town since 1970 and I know I couldn't do a better job than our current management team, we all think we can but if we are honest we can't. Truth
I'm a happy bunny tonight I haven't posted through the off season but read all of the positive and negative comments regarding our beloved club and I have to say it was a bit of an eye opener. So many negative comments about transfers or lack of and other negative thoughts. I would just like to say we have to give MC, LC and the lads a chance this season and keep off their backs, at the end of the day they do know what they are doing. I have followed Town since 1970 and I know I couldn't do a better job than our current management team, we all think we can but if we are honest we can't. Truth 6degreessouth
  • Score: 4

11:30pm Tue 12 Aug 14

lifelong red says...

Cooper said there was blood all over the dressing room floor after the match - that's the stuff boys - a bit of grit to go with obvious talent . Smithy , five goals pre- season , four in two competitives - go do one Sky Blues . Great start but need to keep our feet firmly on the ground - long season ahead , so need to remain focused.
Cooper said there was blood all over the dressing room floor after the match - that's the stuff boys - a bit of grit to go with obvious talent . Smithy , five goals pre- season , four in two competitives - go do one Sky Blues . Great start but need to keep our feet firmly on the ground - long season ahead , so need to remain focused. lifelong red
  • Score: 2

11:42pm Tue 12 Aug 14

mancrobin says...

Another great result and another brace from our man Smith. What a good start to the season! Well done MC.

Cheers Sam and all the best. You finished on a good 'un.
Another great result and another brace from our man Smith. What a good start to the season! Well done MC. Cheers Sam and all the best. You finished on a good 'un. mancrobin
  • Score: 3

11:59pm Tue 12 Aug 14

lifelong red says...

Last time I saw town at Luton was back in the seventies - we won 1-0 , Steve Peplow a player signed from Liverpool got our goal - I might be wrong , but I think Les Allen was in charge then.
Last time I saw town at Luton was back in the seventies - we won 1-0 , Steve Peplow a player signed from Liverpool got our goal - I might be wrong , but I think Les Allen was in charge then. lifelong red
  • Score: 0

12:04am Wed 13 Aug 14

california andy says...

Chianese has apparently been taking lessons on playing as a striker from none other than Alessandro del Piero. Hope he's half as good as that. 24 though, he will be the old man of the team :-)
Chianese has apparently been taking lessons on playing as a striker from none other than Alessandro del Piero. Hope he's half as good as that. 24 though, he will be the old man of the team :-) california andy
  • Score: 1

12:54am Wed 13 Aug 14

Wilesy says...

A good battling performance tonight against a limited Luton side, wasn't very impressed with them to be honest. Have to say we looked very fit as a team, and also think that all the players from last season look to have stepped up a level they are playing well at the moment.

On an individual basis thought the midfield were again excellent, and Nathan Byrne in particular is flying at the moment, looks a yard quicker.

Branco very solid at the back, the pick of the back 3 imo, although still very concerned about the defensive side of of this system.

Smith well that transfer fee is going up by the game, a cool penalty at a time when things were starting to look a bit anxious, and imo probably his best goal in a Town shirt to win the match. Again you may think he could do better in general play but I would settle for 2 goals a game....

Williams also made a big difference when he came on great energy and pace, I'm surprised Cooper feels he is too similar to Smith, I think Wiliams is very different and Gladwin is actually more similar to Smith. Gladwin quiet tonight, I don't think his best position is up front, I would play WIlliams ahead of him at Crawley.

Some strange old characters in Luton shirts - Rooney with his long hair now looking like a short David Prutton, McNulty their 30 year old (!) badger haired captain (#5) looking at least 3 stone overweight and a midfielder sporting a Rambo style orange bandana.

Outstanding ovation for Paul Benson was great to see and Benno responded with applause and plenty of thumbs ups.
A good battling performance tonight against a limited Luton side, wasn't very impressed with them to be honest. Have to say we looked very fit as a team, and also think that all the players from last season look to have stepped up a level they are playing well at the moment. On an individual basis thought the midfield were again excellent, and Nathan Byrne in particular is flying at the moment, looks a yard quicker. Branco very solid at the back, the pick of the back 3 imo, although still very concerned about the defensive side of of this system. Smith well that transfer fee is going up by the game, a cool penalty at a time when things were starting to look a bit anxious, and imo probably his best goal in a Town shirt to win the match. Again you may think he could do better in general play but I would settle for 2 goals a game.... Williams also made a big difference when he came on great energy and pace, I'm surprised Cooper feels he is too similar to Smith, I think Wiliams is very different and Gladwin is actually more similar to Smith. Gladwin quiet tonight, I don't think his best position is up front, I would play WIlliams ahead of him at Crawley. Some strange old characters in Luton shirts - Rooney with his long hair now looking like a short David Prutton, McNulty their 30 year old (!) badger haired captain (#5) looking at least 3 stone overweight and a midfielder sporting a Rambo style orange bandana. Outstanding ovation for Paul Benson was great to see and Benno responded with applause and plenty of thumbs ups. Wilesy
  • Score: 3

1:16am Wed 13 Aug 14

The Jockster says...

lifelong red wrote:
Cooper said there was blood all over the dressing room floor after the match - that's the stuff boys - a bit of grit to go with obvious talent . Smithy , five goals pre- season , four in two competitives - go do one Sky Blues . Great start but need to keep our feet firmly on the ground - long season ahead , so need to remain focused.
Bartram and Turnbull were both wearing head bandages after collisions and knocks. At times out there tonight it looked like a war zone with I've player or another receiving treatment for a knock.
Good reception from the travelling fans for Benson before the game and when he went off, think he appreciated the sentiment and clapped Town fans back. Not so for Rooney who was sporting a David Prutton hairdo complete with Alice band to keep it all in place. He did get a big cheer when he got sent off though!
With so many players getting knocks Cooper will do well to be able to select his first choice starting line up for Saturday at Crawley.
[quote][p][bold]lifelong red[/bold] wrote: Cooper said there was blood all over the dressing room floor after the match - that's the stuff boys - a bit of grit to go with obvious talent . Smithy , five goals pre- season , four in two competitives - go do one Sky Blues . Great start but need to keep our feet firmly on the ground - long season ahead , so need to remain focused.[/p][/quote]Bartram and Turnbull were both wearing head bandages after collisions and knocks. At times out there tonight it looked like a war zone with I've player or another receiving treatment for a knock. Good reception from the travelling fans for Benson before the game and when he went off, think he appreciated the sentiment and clapped Town fans back. Not so for Rooney who was sporting a David Prutton hairdo complete with Alice band to keep it all in place. He did get a big cheer when he got sent off though! With so many players getting knocks Cooper will do well to be able to select his first choice starting line up for Saturday at Crawley. The Jockster
  • Score: 3

7:49am Wed 13 Aug 14

lifelong red says...

The Jockster wrote:
lifelong red wrote:
Cooper said there was blood all over the dressing room floor after the match - that's the stuff boys - a bit of grit to go with obvious talent . Smithy , five goals pre- season , four in two competitives - go do one Sky Blues . Great start but need to keep our feet firmly on the ground - long season ahead , so need to remain focused.
Bartram and Turnbull were both wearing head bandages after collisions and knocks. At times out there tonight it looked like a war zone with I've player or another receiving treatment for a knock.
Good reception from the travelling fans for Benson before the game and when he went off, think he appreciated the sentiment and clapped Town fans back. Not so for Rooney who was sporting a David Prutton hairdo complete with Alice band to keep it all in place. He did get a big cheer when he got sent off though!
With so many players getting knocks Cooper will do well to be able to select his first choice starting line up for Saturday at Crawley.
Yes always a worry Jock with such a small squad - could do with two or three more signings to give more depth , guess out of the walking wounded Louis will be missed the most , the boy just gets better and better , sounded like Byrne carried on from where he left off on sat , and - dare I say it - the team as a whole seems to have added a bit of steel to their game - something that was lacking to often last season . Glad Benson got a good reception from our fans - was a decent player for us - think Rooney should do something about that hairdo of his.
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lifelong red[/bold] wrote: Cooper said there was blood all over the dressing room floor after the match - that's the stuff boys - a bit of grit to go with obvious talent . Smithy , five goals pre- season , four in two competitives - go do one Sky Blues . Great start but need to keep our feet firmly on the ground - long season ahead , so need to remain focused.[/p][/quote]Bartram and Turnbull were both wearing head bandages after collisions and knocks. At times out there tonight it looked like a war zone with I've player or another receiving treatment for a knock. Good reception from the travelling fans for Benson before the game and when he went off, think he appreciated the sentiment and clapped Town fans back. Not so for Rooney who was sporting a David Prutton hairdo complete with Alice band to keep it all in place. He did get a big cheer when he got sent off though! With so many players getting knocks Cooper will do well to be able to select his first choice starting line up for Saturday at Crawley.[/p][/quote]Yes always a worry Jock with such a small squad - could do with two or three more signings to give more depth , guess out of the walking wounded Louis will be missed the most , the boy just gets better and better , sounded like Byrne carried on from where he left off on sat , and - dare I say it - the team as a whole seems to have added a bit of steel to their game - something that was lacking to often last season . Glad Benson got a good reception from our fans - was a decent player for us - think Rooney should do something about that hairdo of his. lifelong red
  • Score: 2

8:04am Wed 13 Aug 14

lifelong red says...

lifelong red wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
lifelong red wrote:
Cooper said there was blood all over the dressing room floor after the match - that's the stuff boys - a bit of grit to go with obvious talent . Smithy , five goals pre- season , four in two competitives - go do one Sky Blues . Great start but need to keep our feet firmly on the ground - long season ahead , so need to remain focused.
Bartram and Turnbull were both wearing head bandages after collisions and knocks. At times out there tonight it looked like a war zone with I've player or another receiving treatment for a knock.
Good reception from the travelling fans for Benson before the game and when he went off, think he appreciated the sentiment and clapped Town fans back. Not so for Rooney who was sporting a David Prutton hairdo complete with Alice band to keep it all in place. He did get a big cheer when he got sent off though!
With so many players getting knocks Cooper will do well to be able to select his first choice starting line up for Saturday at Crawley.
Yes always a worry Jock with such a small squad - could do with two or three more signings to give more depth , guess out of the walking wounded Louis will be missed the most , the boy just gets better and better , sounded like Byrne carried on from where he left off on sat , and - dare I say it - the team as a whole seems to have added a bit of steel to their game - something that was lacking to often last season . Glad Benson got a good reception from our fans - was a decent player for us - think Rooney should do something about that hairdo of his.
On me hols for a week from Saturday-- so have to catch up when I get back, Crawley , gills away - tough games - will miss the Crewe game - anyway good luck to the boys - keep up that fighting spirit,
[quote][p][bold]lifelong red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lifelong red[/bold] wrote: Cooper said there was blood all over the dressing room floor after the match - that's the stuff boys - a bit of grit to go with obvious talent . Smithy , five goals pre- season , four in two competitives - go do one Sky Blues . Great start but need to keep our feet firmly on the ground - long season ahead , so need to remain focused.[/p][/quote]Bartram and Turnbull were both wearing head bandages after collisions and knocks. At times out there tonight it looked like a war zone with I've player or another receiving treatment for a knock. Good reception from the travelling fans for Benson before the game and when he went off, think he appreciated the sentiment and clapped Town fans back. Not so for Rooney who was sporting a David Prutton hairdo complete with Alice band to keep it all in place. He did get a big cheer when he got sent off though! With so many players getting knocks Cooper will do well to be able to select his first choice starting line up for Saturday at Crawley.[/p][/quote]Yes always a worry Jock with such a small squad - could do with two or three more signings to give more depth , guess out of the walking wounded Louis will be missed the most , the boy just gets better and better , sounded like Byrne carried on from where he left off on sat , and - dare I say it - the team as a whole seems to have added a bit of steel to their game - something that was lacking to often last season . Glad Benson got a good reception from our fans - was a decent player for us - think Rooney should do something about that hairdo of his.[/p][/quote]On me hols for a week from Saturday-- so have to catch up when I get back, Crawley , gills away - tough games - will miss the Crewe game - anyway good luck to the boys - keep up that fighting spirit, lifelong red
  • Score: 0

10:19am Wed 13 Aug 14

the wizard says...

the wizard wrote:
Two games against some would say tough opposition, and we got two wins. There seems to be good spirit in the team and a decent positive mentality which should bode well if we can keep the mindset going. The only negative is yet again NT being booked for an un necessary and pointless foul. He has been a pro for long enough, and this is not leadership by example. Cooper, reign him in, its sloppy and childish, about time he acted the part, or you will be bleating again when he gets banned, two cards in the first two games is not sending out the right message to the rest of the team.
Only -8 for telling the truth, blimey, there must be a cease fire. Here we are this morning with Cooper complaining about injuries and how is he going to manage with such a small squad and Thompson gets a card a game and nothing is said. Crazy. Who will replace Thompson while he is suspended, sooner or later he will pick up a red like he did last season and suddenly goes from have a selection headache to a selection crisis given others could/will be out injured. We had this last season and we have not learned from our mistakes. Generally teams who are playing within their ability pick up less cards, because they concentrate on their game and getting themselves into the best position on the pitch at all times so these tackles and late tackles are not so much of an issue.
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: Two games against some would say tough opposition, and we got two wins. There seems to be good spirit in the team and a decent positive mentality which should bode well if we can keep the mindset going. The only negative is yet again NT being booked for an un necessary and pointless foul. He has been a pro for long enough, and this is not leadership by example. Cooper, reign him in, its sloppy and childish, about time he acted the part, or you will be bleating again when he gets banned, two cards in the first two games is not sending out the right message to the rest of the team.[/p][/quote]Only -8 for telling the truth, blimey, there must be a cease fire. Here we are this morning with Cooper complaining about injuries and how is he going to manage with such a small squad and Thompson gets a card a game and nothing is said. Crazy. Who will replace Thompson while he is suspended, sooner or later he will pick up a red like he did last season and suddenly goes from have a selection headache to a selection crisis given others could/will be out injured. We had this last season and we have not learned from our mistakes. Generally teams who are playing within their ability pick up less cards, because they concentrate on their game and getting themselves into the best position on the pitch at all times so these tackles and late tackles are not so much of an issue. the wizard
  • Score: -3

11:27am Wed 13 Aug 14

Forevered says...

the wizard wrote:
the wizard wrote:
Two games against some would say tough opposition, and we got two wins. There seems to be good spirit in the team and a decent positive mentality which should bode well if we can keep the mindset going. The only negative is yet again NT being booked for an un necessary and pointless foul. He has been a pro for long enough, and this is not leadership by example. Cooper, reign him in, its sloppy and childish, about time he acted the part, or you will be bleating again when he gets banned, two cards in the first two games is not sending out the right message to the rest of the team.
Only -8 for telling the truth, blimey, there must be a cease fire. Here we are this morning with Cooper complaining about injuries and how is he going to manage with such a small squad and Thompson gets a card a game and nothing is said. Crazy. Who will replace Thompson while he is suspended, sooner or later he will pick up a red like he did last season and suddenly goes from have a selection headache to a selection crisis given others could/will be out injured. We had this last season and we have not learned from our mistakes. Generally teams who are playing within their ability pick up less cards, because they concentrate on their game and getting themselves into the best position on the pitch at all times so these tackles and late tackles are not so much of an issue.
I think you should get your facts right Wizard.
Thompson was booked, once again, for protesting about the nasty foul on his brother which has resulted in Louis possibly being unavailable against Crawley on Sat. The foul was ignored by the ref who played on. One would expect him as captain to do that, especially if the ref has told the captains to speak to him as quoted by Cooper last night! 2 bookings in 2 games, neither time for fouls!
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: Two games against some would say tough opposition, and we got two wins. There seems to be good spirit in the team and a decent positive mentality which should bode well if we can keep the mindset going. The only negative is yet again NT being booked for an un necessary and pointless foul. He has been a pro for long enough, and this is not leadership by example. Cooper, reign him in, its sloppy and childish, about time he acted the part, or you will be bleating again when he gets banned, two cards in the first two games is not sending out the right message to the rest of the team.[/p][/quote]Only -8 for telling the truth, blimey, there must be a cease fire. Here we are this morning with Cooper complaining about injuries and how is he going to manage with such a small squad and Thompson gets a card a game and nothing is said. Crazy. Who will replace Thompson while he is suspended, sooner or later he will pick up a red like he did last season and suddenly goes from have a selection headache to a selection crisis given others could/will be out injured. We had this last season and we have not learned from our mistakes. Generally teams who are playing within their ability pick up less cards, because they concentrate on their game and getting themselves into the best position on the pitch at all times so these tackles and late tackles are not so much of an issue.[/p][/quote]I think you should get your facts right Wizard. Thompson was booked, once again, for protesting about the nasty foul on his brother which has resulted in Louis possibly being unavailable against Crawley on Sat. The foul was ignored by the ref who played on. One would expect him as captain to do that, especially if the ref has told the captains to speak to him as quoted by Cooper last night! 2 bookings in 2 games, neither time for fouls! Forevered
  • Score: 1

11:40am Wed 13 Aug 14

the wizard says...

Forevered wrote:
the wizard wrote:
the wizard wrote:
Two games against some would say tough opposition, and we got two wins. There seems to be good spirit in the team and a decent positive mentality which should bode well if we can keep the mindset going. The only negative is yet again NT being booked for an un necessary and pointless foul. He has been a pro for long enough, and this is not leadership by example. Cooper, reign him in, its sloppy and childish, about time he acted the part, or you will be bleating again when he gets banned, two cards in the first two games is not sending out the right message to the rest of the team.
Only -8 for telling the truth, blimey, there must be a cease fire. Here we are this morning with Cooper complaining about injuries and how is he going to manage with such a small squad and Thompson gets a card a game and nothing is said. Crazy. Who will replace Thompson while he is suspended, sooner or later he will pick up a red like he did last season and suddenly goes from have a selection headache to a selection crisis given others could/will be out injured. We had this last season and we have not learned from our mistakes. Generally teams who are playing within their ability pick up less cards, because they concentrate on their game and getting themselves into the best position on the pitch at all times so these tackles and late tackles are not so much of an issue.
I think you should get your facts right Wizard.
Thompson was booked, once again, for protesting about the nasty foul on his brother which has resulted in Louis possibly being unavailable against Crawley on Sat. The foul was ignored by the ref who played on. One would expect him as captain to do that, especially if the ref has told the captains to speak to him as quoted by Cooper last night! 2 bookings in 2 games, neither time for fouls!
Then perhaps he needs to get some further advice from Cooper on how to make his protests without taking things to the point of a card. The fact remains he has two cards already after two games they still count. BTW, the way I heard it last evening was he had one as retaliation for the foul on his brother, so I stand corrected.
[quote][p][bold]Forevered[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: Two games against some would say tough opposition, and we got two wins. There seems to be good spirit in the team and a decent positive mentality which should bode well if we can keep the mindset going. The only negative is yet again NT being booked for an un necessary and pointless foul. He has been a pro for long enough, and this is not leadership by example. Cooper, reign him in, its sloppy and childish, about time he acted the part, or you will be bleating again when he gets banned, two cards in the first two games is not sending out the right message to the rest of the team.[/p][/quote]Only -8 for telling the truth, blimey, there must be a cease fire. Here we are this morning with Cooper complaining about injuries and how is he going to manage with such a small squad and Thompson gets a card a game and nothing is said. Crazy. Who will replace Thompson while he is suspended, sooner or later he will pick up a red like he did last season and suddenly goes from have a selection headache to a selection crisis given others could/will be out injured. We had this last season and we have not learned from our mistakes. Generally teams who are playing within their ability pick up less cards, because they concentrate on their game and getting themselves into the best position on the pitch at all times so these tackles and late tackles are not so much of an issue.[/p][/quote]I think you should get your facts right Wizard. Thompson was booked, once again, for protesting about the nasty foul on his brother which has resulted in Louis possibly being unavailable against Crawley on Sat. The foul was ignored by the ref who played on. One would expect him as captain to do that, especially if the ref has told the captains to speak to him as quoted by Cooper last night! 2 bookings in 2 games, neither time for fouls![/p][/quote]Then perhaps he needs to get some further advice from Cooper on how to make his protests without taking things to the point of a card. The fact remains he has two cards already after two games they still count. BTW, the way I heard it last evening was he had one as retaliation for the foul on his brother, so I stand corrected. the wizard
  • Score: -1

12:50pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Wilesy says...

the wizard wrote:
Forevered wrote:
the wizard wrote:
the wizard wrote:
Two games against some would say tough opposition, and we got two wins. There seems to be good spirit in the team and a decent positive mentality which should bode well if we can keep the mindset going. The only negative is yet again NT being booked for an un necessary and pointless foul. He has been a pro for long enough, and this is not leadership by example. Cooper, reign him in, its sloppy and childish, about time he acted the part, or you will be bleating again when he gets banned, two cards in the first two games is not sending out the right message to the rest of the team.
Only -8 for telling the truth, blimey, there must be a cease fire. Here we are this morning with Cooper complaining about injuries and how is he going to manage with such a small squad and Thompson gets a card a game and nothing is said. Crazy. Who will replace Thompson while he is suspended, sooner or later he will pick up a red like he did last season and suddenly goes from have a selection headache to a selection crisis given others could/will be out injured. We had this last season and we have not learned from our mistakes. Generally teams who are playing within their ability pick up less cards, because they concentrate on their game and getting themselves into the best position on the pitch at all times so these tackles and late tackles are not so much of an issue.
I think you should get your facts right Wizard.
Thompson was booked, once again, for protesting about the nasty foul on his brother which has resulted in Louis possibly being unavailable against Crawley on Sat. The foul was ignored by the ref who played on. One would expect him as captain to do that, especially if the ref has told the captains to speak to him as quoted by Cooper last night! 2 bookings in 2 games, neither time for fouls!
Then perhaps he needs to get some further advice from Cooper on how to make his protests without taking things to the point of a card. The fact remains he has two cards already after two games they still count. BTW, the way I heard it last evening was he had one as retaliation for the foul on his brother, so I stand corrected.
The tackle on Louis was very poor and fully deserved a yellow but the ref played on. When play stopped I thought he was quite rightly brandishing a yellow but it was to Nathan, I was amazed.

I thought on the whole the ref did OK, there was a fair bit of diving going on and some late and cynical tackles too, even Benson got booked for a bad one.
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Forevered[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: Two games against some would say tough opposition, and we got two wins. There seems to be good spirit in the team and a decent positive mentality which should bode well if we can keep the mindset going. The only negative is yet again NT being booked for an un necessary and pointless foul. He has been a pro for long enough, and this is not leadership by example. Cooper, reign him in, its sloppy and childish, about time he acted the part, or you will be bleating again when he gets banned, two cards in the first two games is not sending out the right message to the rest of the team.[/p][/quote]Only -8 for telling the truth, blimey, there must be a cease fire. Here we are this morning with Cooper complaining about injuries and how is he going to manage with such a small squad and Thompson gets a card a game and nothing is said. Crazy. Who will replace Thompson while he is suspended, sooner or later he will pick up a red like he did last season and suddenly goes from have a selection headache to a selection crisis given others could/will be out injured. We had this last season and we have not learned from our mistakes. Generally teams who are playing within their ability pick up less cards, because they concentrate on their game and getting themselves into the best position on the pitch at all times so these tackles and late tackles are not so much of an issue.[/p][/quote]I think you should get your facts right Wizard. Thompson was booked, once again, for protesting about the nasty foul on his brother which has resulted in Louis possibly being unavailable against Crawley on Sat. The foul was ignored by the ref who played on. One would expect him as captain to do that, especially if the ref has told the captains to speak to him as quoted by Cooper last night! 2 bookings in 2 games, neither time for fouls![/p][/quote]Then perhaps he needs to get some further advice from Cooper on how to make his protests without taking things to the point of a card. The fact remains he has two cards already after two games they still count. BTW, the way I heard it last evening was he had one as retaliation for the foul on his brother, so I stand corrected.[/p][/quote]The tackle on Louis was very poor and fully deserved a yellow but the ref played on. When play stopped I thought he was quite rightly brandishing a yellow but it was to Nathan, I was amazed. I thought on the whole the ref did OK, there was a fair bit of diving going on and some late and cynical tackles too, even Benson got booked for a bad one. Wilesy
  • Score: 2

5:06pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Bassett Hound says...

california andy wrote:
Chianese has apparently been taking lessons on playing as a striker from none other than Alessandro del Piero. Hope he's half as good as that. 24 though, he will be the old man of the team :-)
His cv for a 24 year old is very underwhelming Andy.
[quote][p][bold]california andy[/bold] wrote: Chianese has apparently been taking lessons on playing as a striker from none other than Alessandro del Piero. Hope he's half as good as that. 24 though, he will be the old man of the team :-)[/p][/quote]His cv for a 24 year old is very underwhelming Andy. Bassett Hound
  • Score: 1

9:42pm Wed 13 Aug 14

jayden says...

Was N.T booked on sat as he is not down as one of the players booked?.
Was N.T booked on sat as he is not down as one of the players booked?. jayden
  • Score: 0

10:09pm Wed 13 Aug 14

The Jockster says...

jayden wrote:
Was N.T booked on sat as he is not down as one of the players booked?.
Hello stranger!
[quote][p][bold]jayden[/bold] wrote: Was N.T booked on sat as he is not down as one of the players booked?.[/p][/quote]Hello stranger! The Jockster
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