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MATCHDAY LIVE: Gillingham v Swindon Town

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FT Gillingham 2 SWINDON TOWN 2

  • Branco gets a late equaliser to rescue a point for Town after falling behind twice
  • Hause had restored Gills' advantage
  • Williams scores his first goal for a year to equalise after a freak accident hands Gillingham the lead
  • Get in touch using #stfcadver on Twitter
  • Coverage starts at 6.40pm
  • REPORTING BY MICHAEL REEVES AND TOM BASSAM

  • Comments


    smirg kcab 6:20pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    Good luck tonight, no excuses please,

    Score: 2
    The Jockster 6:23pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    Well well well! I'd hardly got the words out of my mouth when I posted that I wondered what other bills had to be paid after the Plod bill fiasco and mentioned that the duff scoreboard and DR stand tannoy weren't working (probably because the bills hadn't been paid). LP and behold we now find out STFC face a bill of £28k to repair the sound system.
    The more worrying scenario is of course that against Scunny they were actually in breach of their safety certificate because they were unable to broadcast information that would need to be imparted in an emergency.
    Now call me an old sceptic (again) but if STFC can't find £30k for Plod how the hell can they find another £28k for the PA system. And the double whammy? They can't let fans sit in the Dr until it's fixed so they can't sell tickets. That means moving DR s/t holders elsewhere in the ground (sterile area in Arkells and spare non S/t seats, the bank and town end possibly)- I'd be dead chuffed -not! If I was moved to the bank or t/end.
    So happy clappers and rose tinters what's next to come out of the woodwork? Like I said about the Plod bill if you think that's the only bill unpaid dream on(scoreboard?) after all that's only £60k we now know about eh?
    But never mind now altogether ready? After 3 "if you're happy and you know it clap your hands, if you're happy ....da de dah"

    Score: -11
    shrimp1992 6:51pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    where have you seen or read that to jockster..... Anyways, town games arent that bad from the t/e or the bank.

    Score: 5
    Since 1950 6:52pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    The Jockster wrote…


    Well well well! I'd hardly got the words out of my mouth when I posted that I wondered what other bills had to be paid after the Plod bill fiasco and mentioned that the duff scoreboard and DR stand tannoy weren't working (probably because the bills hadn't been paid). LP and behold we now find out STFC face a bill of £28k to repair the sound system.
    The more worrying scenario is of course that against Scunny they were actually in breach of their safety certificate because they were unable to broadcast information that would need to be imparted in an emergency.
    Now call me an old sceptic (again) but if STFC can't find £30k for Plod how the hell can they find another £28k for the PA system. And the double whammy? They can't let fans sit in the Dr until it's fixed so they can't sell tickets. That means moving DR s/t holders elsewhere in the ground (sterile area in Arkells and spare non S/t seats, the bank and town end possibly)- I'd be dead chuffed -not! If I was moved to the bank or t/end.
    So happy clappers and rose tinters what's next to come out of the woodwork? Like I said about the Plod bill if you think that's the only bill unpaid dream on(scoreboard?) after all that's only £60k we now know about eh?
    But never mind now altogether ready? After 3 "if you're happy and you know it clap your hands, if you're happy ....da de dah"

    I've heard income tax is about to raise it's ugly head, but only hearsay.

    Score: -2
    Since 1950 6:55pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    Big, big ask for our very youngsters tonight, especially given there is not much love lost between the two clubs. I hope they do well, as do we all, but this is a tough one for sure.

    COYR!

    Score: 8
    stranglers 7:02pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    Since 1950 wrote…


    The Jockster wrote…


    Well well well! I'd hardly got the words out of my mouth when I posted that I wondered what other bills had to be paid after the Plod bill fiasco and mentioned that the duff scoreboard and DR stand tannoy weren't working (probably because the bills hadn't been paid). LP and behold we now find out STFC face a bill of £28k to repair the sound system.
    The more worrying scenario is of course that against Scunny they were actually in breach of their safety certificate because they were unable to broadcast information that would need to be imparted in an emergency.
    Now call me an old sceptic (again) but if STFC can't find £30k for Plod how the hell can they find another £28k for the PA system. And the double whammy? They can't let fans sit in the Dr until it's fixed so they can't sell tickets. That means moving DR s/t holders elsewhere in the ground (sterile area in Arkells and spare non S/t seats, the bank and town end possibly)- I'd be dead chuffed -not! If I was moved to the bank or t/end.
    So happy clappers and rose tinters what's next to come out of the woodwork? Like I said about the Plod bill if you think that's the only bill unpaid dream on(scoreboard?) after all that's only £60k we now know about eh?
    But never mind now altogether ready? After 3 "if you're happy and you know it clap your hands, if you're happy ....da de dah"
    I've heard income tax is about to raise it's ugly head, but only hearsay.

    100% behind you Jockster.

    Score: -7
    Okus Road 7:02pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    Has Williams a twin brother, as he's named in the starting line up and on the bench!

    Score: 1
    mustard red 7:08pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    Hey Adver, can you confirm starting line up and subs?

    Score: 0
    swindonsupporter5 7:10pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    Come on you reds, Louis Thompson will be missed massively tonight. Hopefully a win tonight.

    Score: 12
    port de soller 7:10pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    never happy unless s--t is stirred don¨t know why some of you bother to post as said before be careful what you put into print as it may come back and bite you on the A---

    Score: 4
    dazzastfc 7:22pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    GOOD LUCK 2NIGHT BOYS...

    Score: 2
    Swindonian63 7:26pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    There's not many clubs I really dislike but the Gills are right up there. I think it goes back to the first time I went there, 65 or 66, not sure which. The sheer awfulness of the place was only exceed by the awfulness of their fans who were the most biased I've ever had the misfortune to come across, and that's saying something!

    At that time they had a reputation for boring and defensive football (what's changed). We dominated the game and, of course, lost 0-1 to a miss-hit shot that bobbled through lots of legs. The crowing of the locals was very hard to take.

    Things were better in 69...because of our League Cup exploits we had lots of games in hand and we had them at home on a Tuesday night in February. They deployed every time-wasting tactic in the book, and more besides, in an effort to get a point. It was 0-0, the 90 minutes were up and we must have been in at least the 7th or 8th minute of what was then known as 'injury time' when Peter Noble (hero!) scored with an overhead kick at the Town End. Their players were incandescent with rage and we , of course, were particularly jubilant.

    That evened up things a bit.

    Score: 6
    The Jockster 7:48pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    port de soller wrote…


    never happy unless s--t is stirred don¨t know why some of you bother to post as said before be careful what you put into print as it may come back and bite you on the A---

    Stuart! & Shrimp check out the Adver news feed - for some reason the Adver choose to put these type of stories in the Adver news section.
    Stuart I'm not stirring I'm reporting facts! Same as I was with the plod story.
    Seriously there's folk on here who really need to smell the coffee.
    Having said all that really hope on the pitch the lads can bounce back - theres hardly a better 3points than beating the pikeys oh and City as well of course.

    Score: -9
    ciclosporindorset 7:55pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    Maybe the news is news, footsie is footsie. It's worrying but what is thereto be done. I can smell coffee but I am frankly broke so cannot pay these bills on behalf of the club. A good win will help me feel better.

    Score: 1
    dazzastfc 7:58pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    stranglers wrote…


    Since 1950 wrote…


    The Jockster wrote…


    Well well well! I'd hardly got the words out of my mouth when I posted that I wondered what other bills had to be paid after the Plod bill fiasco and mentioned that the duff scoreboard and DR stand tannoy weren't working (probably because the bills hadn't been paid). LP and behold we now find out STFC face a bill of £28k to repair the sound system.
    The more worrying scenario is of course that against Scunny they were actually in breach of their safety certificate because they were unable to broadcast information that would need to be imparted in an emergency.
    Now call me an old sceptic (again) but if STFC can't find £30k for Plod how the hell can they find another £28k for the PA system. And the double whammy? They can't let fans sit in the Dr until it's fixed so they can't sell tickets. That means moving DR s/t holders elsewhere in the ground (sterile area in Arkells and spare non S/t seats, the bank and town end possibly)- I'd be dead chuffed -not! If I was moved to the bank or t/end.
    So happy clappers and rose tinters what's next to come out of the woodwork? Like I said about the Plod bill if you think that's the only bill unpaid dream on(scoreboard?) after all that's only £60k we now know about eh?
    But never mind now altogether ready? After 3 "if you're happy and you know it clap your hands, if you're happy ....da de dah"
    I've heard income tax is about to raise it's ugly head, but only hearsay.
    100% behind you Jockster.

    power will not be here in the next 6 months..He won't pay the
    old bill or the tannoy system..
    If this carries on the council and health ans safety have the power to close the gates until its paid....

    PS FRUCKING GREAT SRART 1.0 DOWN

    Score: -3
    South Stand 8:02pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    The Jockster wrote…


    Well well well! I'd hardly got the words out of my mouth when I posted that I wondered what other bills had to be paid after the Plod bill fiasco and mentioned that the duff scoreboard and DR stand tannoy weren't working (probably because the bills hadn't been paid). LP and behold we now find out STFC face a bill of £28k to repair the sound system.
    The more worrying scenario is of course that against Scunny they were actually in breach of their safety certificate because they were unable to broadcast information that would need to be imparted in an emergency.
    Now call me an old sceptic (again) but if STFC can't find £30k for Plod how the hell can they find another £28k for the PA system. And the double whammy? They can't let fans sit in the Dr until it's fixed so they can't sell tickets. That means moving DR s/t holders elsewhere in the ground (sterile area in Arkells and spare non S/t seats, the bank and town end possibly)- I'd be dead chuffed -not! If I was moved to the bank or t/end.
    So happy clappers and rose tinters what's next to come out of the woodwork? Like I said about the Plod bill if you think that's the only bill unpaid dream on(scoreboard?) after all that's only £60k we now know about eh?
    But never mind now altogether ready? After 3 "if you're happy and you know it clap your hands, if you're happy ....da de dah"

    You haven't got a season ticket so you're unlikely to be moved.

    Score: 10
    Since 1950 8:03pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    dazzastfc wrote…


    stranglers wrote…


    Since 1950 wrote…


    The Jockster wrote…


    Well well well! I'd hardly got the words out of my mouth when I posted that I wondered what other bills had to be paid after the Plod bill fiasco and mentioned that the duff scoreboard and DR stand tannoy weren't working (probably because the bills hadn't been paid). LP and behold we now find out STFC face a bill of £28k to repair the sound system.
    The more worrying scenario is of course that against Scunny they were actually in breach of their safety certificate because they were unable to broadcast information that would need to be imparted in an emergency.
    Now call me an old sceptic (again) but if STFC can't find £30k for Plod how the hell can they find another £28k for the PA system. And the double whammy? They can't let fans sit in the Dr until it's fixed so they can't sell tickets. That means moving DR s/t holders elsewhere in the ground (sterile area in Arkells and spare non S/t seats, the bank and town end possibly)- I'd be dead chuffed -not! If I was moved to the bank or t/end.
    So happy clappers and rose tinters what's next to come out of the woodwork? Like I said about the Plod bill if you think that's the only bill unpaid dream on(scoreboard?) after all that's only £60k we now know about eh?
    But never mind now altogether ready? After 3 "if you're happy and you know it clap your hands, if you're happy ....da de dah"
    I've heard income tax is about to raise it's ugly head, but only hearsay.
    100% behind you Jockster.
    power will not be here in the next 6 months..He won't pay the
    old bill or the tannoy system..
    If this carries on the council and health ans safety have the power to close the gates until its paid....

    PS FRUCKING GREAT SRART 1.0 DOWN

    PA wasn't working in parts of the D R last week either. No big screen. No illuminated advertising anymore & no score board. Makes you wonder. Power needs to get some investment in if he can.

    Score: 0
    umpcah 8:04pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    Kedwell side foots the ball home. Gills 1, Town 0
    .
    .
    7:54pm

    7 mins: A wreckless challenge from Thompson s waved on by the ref a
    .
    .
    7:51pm

    4 MINS: Town win a frew-kick 30 yards out
    WHERE DOES THE ADVER GET THESE SEMI-LITERATE REPORTERS FROM ?

    Score: -1
    The Jockster 8:06pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    Well that didn't take long did it!

    Score: -4
    Since 1950 8:09pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    The Jockster wrote…


    Well that didn't take long did it!

    We will continue to be caught route 1 playing the way we do with a high line. We're t0o inexperienced at the back for that.

    Score: -2
    The Jockster 8:09pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    South Stand wrote…


    The Jockster wrote…


    Well well well! I'd hardly got the words out of my mouth when I posted that I wondered what other bills had to be paid after the Plod bill fiasco and mentioned that the duff scoreboard and DR stand tannoy weren't working (probably because the bills hadn't been paid). LP and behold we now find out STFC face a bill of £28k to repair the sound system.
    The more worrying scenario is of course that against Scunny they were actually in breach of their safety certificate because they were unable to broadcast information that would need to be imparted in an emergency.
    Now call me an old sceptic (again) but if STFC can't find £30k for Plod how the hell can they find another £28k for the PA system. And the double whammy? They can't let fans sit in the Dr until it's fixed so they can't sell tickets. That means moving DR s/t holders elsewhere in the ground (sterile area in Arkells and spare non S/t seats, the bank and town end possibly)- I'd be dead chuffed -not! If I was moved to the bank or t/end.
    So happy clappers and rose tinters what's next to come out of the woodwork? Like I said about the Plod bill if you think that's the only bill unpaid dream on(scoreboard?) after all that's only £60k we now know about eh?
    But never mind now altogether ready? After 3 "if you're happy and you know it clap your hands, if you're happy ....da de dah"
    You haven't got a season ticket so you're unlikely to be moved.

    This is true but they also won't be ale to sell me a matchday ticket unless I can sit in the Arkells it's bad enough watching from behind the goal at away games!

    Score: -6
    harley red 8:13pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    All the ball and does FCUK all with it loosing again cooper take your football and **** off

    Score: -27
    dazzastfc 8:15pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    Since 1950 wrote…


    dazzastfc wrote…


    stranglers wrote…


    Since 1950 wrote…


    The Jockster wrote…


    Well well well! I'd hardly got the words out of my mouth when I posted that I wondered what other bills had to be paid after the Plod bill fiasco and mentioned that the duff scoreboard and DR stand tannoy weren't working (probably because the bills hadn't been paid). LP and behold we now find out STFC face a bill of £28k to repair the sound system.
    The more worrying scenario is of course that against Scunny they were actually in breach of their safety certificate because they were unable to broadcast information that would need to be imparted in an emergency.
    Now call me an old sceptic (again) but if STFC can't find £30k for Plod how the hell can they find another £28k for the PA system. And the double whammy? They can't let fans sit in the Dr until it's fixed so they can't sell tickets. That means moving DR s/t holders elsewhere in the ground (sterile area in Arkells and spare non S/t seats, the bank and town end possibly)- I'd be dead chuffed -not! If I was moved to the bank or t/end.
    So happy clappers and rose tinters what's next to come out of the woodwork? Like I said about the Plod bill if you think that's the only bill unpaid dream on(scoreboard?) after all that's only £60k we now know about eh?
    But never mind now altogether ready? After 3 "if you're happy and you know it clap your hands, if you're happy ....da de dah"
    I've heard income tax is about to raise it's ugly head, but only hearsay.
    100% behind you Jockster.
    power will not be here in the next 6 months..He won't pay the
    old bill or the tannoy system..
    If this carries on the council and health ans safety have the power to close the gates until its paid....

    PS FRUCKING GREAT SRART 1.0 DOWN
    PA wasn't working in parts of the D R last week either. No big screen. No illuminated advertising anymore & no score board. Makes you wonder. Power needs to get some investment in if he can.

    Not surprising is it with POWERS business record is it...
    But when Jed bought him in THIS FORUM was flooded with people saying WE DONT WONT POWER AS HE IS A CROCK AT OUR CLUB...

    How times change in such a short time...and there was warning signs of what was going to happen AFTER THE COURT CASE

    Score: -12
    dazzastfc 8:22pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    I DONT CARE ABOUT HAVING 69+ POSSESSION ,,,GOALS WIN GAMES NOT ROLLING A BALL AROUND

    Score: -10
    Di kanny oh 8:30pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    Yes Wilma scored where is Jockster shhhhhhh its all gone quiet.

    Score: 13
    umpcah 8:30pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    1-1. Well done Wilma ! How about that Jockster ?

    Score: 12
    Oldhamred 8:31pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    GET IN THERE!!!

    Score: 9
    swwindon61uk 8:31pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    Nice one Andy, seems like a smart goal.

    Score: 8
    Di kanny oh 8:31pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    dazzastfc wrote…


    I DONT CARE ABOUT HAVING 69+ POSSESSION ,,,GOALS WIN GAMES NOT ROLLING A BALL AROUND

    Your right and we just scored one

    Score: 6
    Rebel_phish 8:31pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    1-1 just what the Town deserve

    Score: 7
    South Stand 8:32pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    Comments please Hardly red.

    Score: 6
    swwindon61uk 8:33pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    dazzastfc wrote…


    I DONT CARE ABOUT HAVING 69+ POSSESSION ,,,GOALS WIN GAMES NOT ROLLING A BALL AROUND

    Got to have possession to score..

    Score: 7
    california andy 8:33pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    YESSSS! Thank you Willma, and Mr Smith. Now let's win the b****** thing.

    Score: 5
    MoonrakerMatelot 8:34pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    Youuuuuuu Redddddds!
    So pleased for Andy, hope it gives him the confidence he needs to have a great season for us. Well done son!

    Score: 6
    dazzastfc 8:34pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    dazzastfc wrote…


    I DONT CARE ABOUT HAVING 69+ POSSESSION ,,,GOALS WIN GAMES NOT ROLLING A BALL AROUND

    THANK YOU GET IN THERE

    Score: -3
    The Jockster 8:34pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    umpcah wrote…


    1-1. Well done Wilma ! How about that Jockster ?

    Wilma!! I've always loved her!! You see umps lol!! 😍

    Score: -8
    swwindon61uk 8:35pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    Just a comment about the PA, you have never been able to really hear it in the Don Rogers where as in the Arkells you are deafened.

    Score: 5
    Di kanny oh 8:35pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    harley red wrote…


    All the ball and does FCUK all with it loosing again cooper take your football and **** off

    Better if you did one moaner

    Score: 11
    smirg kcab 8:36pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    Super worms can't understand the stick he gets
    Coymr

    Score: 0
    The Jockster 8:38pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    Since 1950 wrote…


    dazzastfc wrote…


    stranglers wrote…


    Since 1950 wrote…


    The Jockster wrote…


    Well well well! I'd hardly got the words out of my mouth when I posted that I wondered what other bills had to be paid after the Plod bill fiasco and mentioned that the duff scoreboard and DR stand tannoy weren't working (probably because the bills hadn't been paid). LP and behold we now find out STFC face a bill of £28k to repair the sound system.
    The more worrying scenario is of course that against Scunny they were actually in breach of their safety certificate because they were unable to broadcast information that would need to be imparted in an emergency.
    Now call me an old sceptic (again) but if STFC can't find £30k for Plod how the hell can they find another £28k for the PA system. And the double whammy? They can't let fans sit in the Dr until it's fixed so they can't sell tickets. That means moving DR s/t holders elsewhere in the ground (sterile area in Arkells and spare non S/t seats, the bank and town end possibly)- I'd be dead chuffed -not! If I was moved to the bank or t/end.
    So happy clappers and rose tinters what's next to come out of the woodwork? Like I said about the Plod bill if you think that's the only bill unpaid dream on(scoreboard?) after all that's only £60k we now know about eh?
    But never mind now altogether ready? After 3 "if you're happy and you know it clap your hands, if you're happy ....da de dah"
    I've heard income tax is about to raise it's ugly head, but only hearsay.
    100% behind you Jockster.
    power will not be here in the next 6 months..He won't pay the
    old bill or the tannoy system..
    If this carries on the council and health ans safety have the power to close the gates until its paid....

    PS FRUCKING GREAT SRART 1.0 DOWN
    PA wasn't working in parts of the D R last week either. No big screen. No illuminated advertising anymore & no score board. Makes you wonder. Power needs to get some investment in if he can.

    That's what I said 1950 no pa anywhere in the DR & as a result in breach of their safety certificate, for which they have now been reported but declined to comment, now there's a funny thing!

    Score: -4
    dazzastfc 8:40pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    swwindon61uk wrote…


    dazzastfc wrote…


    I DONT CARE ABOUT HAVING 69+ POSSESSION ,,,GOALS WIN GAMES NOT ROLLING A BALL AROUND
    Got to have possession to score..

    So How comes gills scored after 9min then..???.
    it was all swindon

    Score: -5
    Son of gwen 8:41pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    A football statistic says most goals are scored with four touches or less from a dead ball situation !!!!
    So our style of play won't fill me with enthusiasm !!!!!

    Score: -9
    Oldhamred 8:46pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    The Jockster wrote…


    Since 1950 wrote…


    dazzastfc wrote…


    stranglers wrote…


    Since 1950 wrote…


    The Jockster wrote…


    Well well well! I'd hardly got the words out of my mouth when I posted that I wondered what other bills had to be paid after the Plod bill fiasco and mentioned that the duff scoreboard and DR stand tannoy weren't working (probably because the bills hadn't been paid). LP and behold we now find out STFC face a bill of £28k to repair the sound system.
    The more worrying scenario is of course that against Scunny they were actually in breach of their safety certificate because they were unable to broadcast information that would need to be imparted in an emergency.
    Now call me an old sceptic (again) but if STFC can't find £30k for Plod how the hell can they find another £28k for the PA system. And the double whammy? They can't let fans sit in the Dr until it's fixed so they can't sell tickets. That means moving DR s/t holders elsewhere in the ground (sterile area in Arkells and spare non S/t seats, the bank and town end possibly)- I'd be dead chuffed -not! If I was moved to the bank or t/end.
    So happy clappers and rose tinters what's next to come out of the woodwork? Like I said about the Plod bill if you think that's the only bill unpaid dream on(scoreboard?) after all that's only £60k we now know about eh?
    But never mind now altogether ready? After 3 "if you're happy and you know it clap your hands, if you're happy ....da de dah"
    I've heard income tax is about to raise it's ugly head, but only hearsay.
    100% behind you Jockster.
    power will not be here in the next 6 months..He won't pay the
    old bill or the tannoy system..
    If this carries on the council and health ans safety have the power to close the gates until its paid....

    PS FRUCKING GREAT SRART 1.0 DOWN
    PA wasn't working in parts of the D R last week either. No big screen. No illuminated advertising anymore & no score board. Makes you wonder. Power needs to get some investment in if he can.
    That's what I said 1950 no pa anywhere in the DR & as a result in breach of their safety certificate, for which they have now been reported but declined to comment, now there's a funny thing!

    I may be mis-understanding your last comment Jock, but are YOU admitting to notifying The HSE regarding the non-working PA system?

    Score: 6
    dannyboy stm 8:47pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    Up the Town....!!!

    Score: 4
    swwindon61uk 8:49pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    Unlucky Saturday with 68% possession and 25 shots and 67% possession in the first half tonight with 8 shots, keep this going and we will be well ok this season.
    Might not win them all as Saturday showed but you are certainly enhancing your chances if you dominate the game with possession.
    Fingers crossed for the 2nd half.

    Score: 8
    The Jockster 8:51pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    Oldhamred wrote…


    The Jockster wrote…


    Since 1950 wrote…


    dazzastfc wrote…


    stranglers wrote…


    Since 1950 wrote…


    The Jockster wrote…


    Well well well! I'd hardly got the words out of my mouth when I posted that I wondered what other bills had to be paid after the Plod bill fiasco and mentioned that the duff scoreboard and DR stand tannoy weren't working (probably because the bills hadn't been paid). LP and behold we now find out STFC face a bill of £28k to repair the sound system.
    The more worrying scenario is of course that against Scunny they were actually in breach of their safety certificate because they were unable to broadcast information that would need to be imparted in an emergency.
    Now call me an old sceptic (again) but if STFC can't find £30k for Plod how the hell can they find another £28k for the PA system. And the double whammy? They can't let fans sit in the Dr until it's fixed so they can't sell tickets. That means moving DR s/t holders elsewhere in the ground (sterile area in Arkells and spare non S/t seats, the bank and town end possibly)- I'd be dead chuffed -not! If I was moved to the bank or t/end.
    So happy clappers and rose tinters what's next to come out of the woodwork? Like I said about the Plod bill if you think that's the only bill unpaid dream on(scoreboard?) after all that's only £60k we now know about eh?
    But never mind now altogether ready? After 3 "if you're happy and you know it clap your hands, if you're happy ....da de dah"
    I've heard income tax is about to raise it's ugly head, but only hearsay.
    100% behind you Jockster.
    power will not be here in the next 6 months..He won't pay the
    old bill or the tannoy system..
    If this carries on the council and health ans safety have the power to close the gates until its paid....

    PS FRUCKING GREAT SRART 1.0 DOWN
    PA wasn't working in parts of the D R last week either. No big screen. No illuminated advertising anymore & no score board. Makes you wonder. Power needs to get some investment in if he can.
    That's what I said 1950 no pa anywhere in the DR & as a result in breach of their safety certificate, for which they have now been reported but declined to comment, now there's a funny thing!
    I may be mis-understanding your last comment Jock, but are YOU admitting to notifying The HSE regarding the non-working PA system?

    Nope just reporting what it says in the news feed section - have a read?

    Score: -3
    swwindon61uk 8:57pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    And of course possession counts for nothing when you have defensive lapses :-(

    Score: 0
    dazzastfc 9:00pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    swwindon61uk wrote…


    Unlucky Saturday with 68% possession and 25 shots and 67% possession in the first half tonight with 8 shots, keep this going and we will be well ok this season.
    Might not win them all as Saturday showed but you are certainly enhancing your chances if you dominate the game with possession.
    Fingers crossed for the 2nd half.

    AS I said be4 posession means fruckall

    Score: -8
    Oldhamred 9:01pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    The Jockster wrote…


    Oldhamred wrote…


    The Jockster wrote…


    Since 1950 wrote…


    dazzastfc wrote…


    stranglers wrote…


    Since 1950 wrote…


    The Jockster wrote…


    Well well well! I'd hardly got the words out of my mouth when I posted that I wondered what other bills had to be paid after the Plod bill fiasco and mentioned that the duff scoreboard and DR stand tannoy weren't working (probably because the bills hadn't been paid). LP and behold we now find out STFC face a bill of £28k to repair the sound system.
    The more worrying scenario is of course that against Scunny they were actually in breach of their safety certificate because they were unable to broadcast information that would need to be imparted in an emergency.
    Now call me an old sceptic (again) but if STFC can't find £30k for Plod how the hell can they find another £28k for the PA system. And the double whammy? They can't let fans sit in the Dr until it's fixed so they can't sell tickets. That means moving DR s/t holders elsewhere in the ground (sterile area in Arkells and spare non S/t seats, the bank and town end possibly)- I'd be dead chuffed -not! If I was moved to the bank or t/end.
    So happy clappers and rose tinters what's next to come out of the woodwork? Like I said about the Plod bill if you think that's the only bill unpaid dream on(scoreboard?) after all that's only £60k we now know about eh?
    But never mind now altogether ready? After 3 "if you're happy and you know it clap your hands, if you're happy ....da de dah"
    I've heard income tax is about to raise it's ugly head, but only hearsay.
    100% behind you Jockster.
    power will not be here in the next 6 months..He won't pay the
    old bill or the tannoy system..
    If this carries on the council and health ans safety have the power to close the gates until its paid....

    PS FRUCKING GREAT SRART 1.0 DOWN
    PA wasn't working in parts of the D R last week either. No big screen. No illuminated advertising anymore & no score board. Makes you wonder. Power needs to get some investment in if he can.
    That's what I said 1950 no pa anywhere in the DR & as a result in breach of their safety certificate, for which they have now been reported but declined to comment, now there's a funny thing!
    I may be mis-understanding your last comment Jock, but are YOU admitting to notifying The HSE regarding the non-working PA system?
    Nope just reporting what it says in the news feed section - have a read?

    Not as yet, have been keeping up with match progress via twitter as cannot be there.
    Will read it later though, just thought I would ask as you clearly have information that would normally only be available to somebody who was involved.

    Score: 1
    dazzastfc 9:03pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    swwindon61uk wrote…


    Unlucky Saturday with 68% possession and 25 shots and 67% possession in the first half tonight with 8 shots, keep this going and we will be well ok this season.
    Might not win them all as Saturday showed but you are certainly enhancing your chances if you dominate the game with possession.
    Fingers crossed for the 2nd half.

    68% possession and 25 shots and 67% possession in the first half tonight with 8 shots, keep this going and we will be well ok this season...

    NOT THE WAY WE DEFEND..
    come on town sort this shocking defence out

    Score: -7
    lambo 9:08pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    http://www.swindonad
    vertiser.co.uk/news/
    11417360.Swindon_Tow
    n_face___28k_bill_to
    _fix_sound/?ref=mr

    Score: -5
    Since 1950 9:14pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    caught on the break again :-(

    Score: -8
    umpcah 9:19pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    Cooper`s aftermatch excuses should be interesting !

    Score: -9
    FIFTYYEARFAN 9:22pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    More goals through the middle and no new faces. WHY NOT TRY GLADWIN IN CENRAL DEFENCE HE HAS ALL THE PHYSICAL ATTRIBUTES NEEDED AND COULD SOLVE THE PROBLEM FOR FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    !!!

    Score: -7
    Psychedelic Syd 9:24pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    Come on Town still time to get something out of this one. Smudger to get the equaliser and Luongo the late winner.

    Score: 6
    dazzastfc 9:27pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    umpcah wrote…


    Cooper`s aftermatch excuses should be interesting !

    We played very well we dominated the ball and we were the better team..
    they are only kids and we will teach them on the training ground..
    You have to give the boys time as we are work in progress...

    What do you reckon to that umpcah ???

    Score: -14
    Psychedelic Syd 9:29pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    Luongo off - can't see Lelan giving us better options or creativity. Another game with lots of possession but no bite up front. Frustrating.

    Score: -2
    The Jockster 9:30pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    No wonder you're psychedelic Sydney!

    Score: -3
    umpcah 9:31pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    dazzastfc wrote…


    umpcah wrote…


    Cooper`s aftermatch excuses should be interesting !
    We played very well we dominated the ball and we were the better team..
    they are only kids and we will teach them on the training ground..
    You have to give the boys time as we are work in progress...

    What do you reckon to that umpcah ???

    Near to word perfect !

    Score: -7
    Psychedelic Syd 9:34pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    Oh yes!!!! COYMR

    Score: 4
    Di kanny oh 9:35pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    Get in there yes 2-2

    Score: 5
    umpcah 9:35pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    Two each ! well I`m boggered !

    Score: 1
    Psychedelic Syd 9:36pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    Now for the winner - hope it's us!!!

    Score: 2
    port de soller 9:36pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    Sorry the whole deal is a joke,look at the stats over the last 2 games.Basically it´s a young inexperienced players trying to compete in a very physical division.Cannot blame them at all there thrown in the deepend.
    MC has not got a clue we still sign youth players why???? MONEY.
    Now all this other C--p thats floating around.Feel all is not well at STFC and what bothers me is Teams who get nowhere near our gates can bring players in

    Score: -16
    california andy 9:36pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    About time! Come on Swindon - nick it at the death.

    Score: 5
    Scouse Red 9:37pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    2-2 - Get in!!

    Score: 3
    california andy 9:40pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    Good point, I'd say. Goalkeeping howlers on both sides. On balance of play, judging by the commentary, we might have won, but a decent away point, and kept going to the end. COMR.

    Score: 11
    Psychedelic Syd 9:40pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    2 - 2 not such a bad result. Well done Town.

    Score: 8
    Blazing Riff 9:41pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    Oggie Oggie Oggie...Og Og Og. Thank goodness for that!

    Score: 1
    dazzastfc 9:42pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    dazzastfc wrote…


    umpcah wrote…


    Cooper`s aftermatch excuses should be interesting !
    We played very well we dominated the ball and we were the better team..
    they are only kids and we will teach them on the training ground..
    You have to give the boys time as we are work in progress...

    What do you reckon to that umpcah ???

    It might be a bit different now
    .We fully deserve the point as We played very well we dominated the ball and we were the better team.. they are only kids and we will teach them on the training ground.. You have to give the boys time as we are work in progress...

    HA HA BYWATER WE LOVE YOU good old picky....
    COME ON YOU REDS

    Score: 0
    Di kanny oh 9:42pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    Yes great draw and well deserved massive result this and will set us up for Saturday well done down. Just shows that patience is a virtue. Kicked off on the touchline after Braco's swallow dive in front of the dug out Taylor blew his top.

    Score: 8
    Oxon-Red 9:43pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    Well done Town and well done Andy mmm first start, first goal :-)

    Defence mmm 5 shots on our goal away from home the defence must be poor !

    COYMR

    Score: 4
    Di kanny oh 9:43pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    Di kanny oh wrote…


    Yes great draw and well deserved massive result this and will set us up for Saturday well done down. Just shows that patience is a virtue. Kicked off on the touchline after Braco's swallow dive in front of the dug out Taylor blew his top.

    well done down?? should be Town I was getting too excited.

    Score: 0
    LeGod 9:45pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    Good point Town well played we always struggle their and sounds like we deserved something from the game. If we can cut the errors out we will do well.

    Great point and any points away from home is always a bonus.

    Score: 5
    Chish and Fips 9:45pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    Well done Town .... at least it may cut down the Albert Tatlock posts on here and also those who keep shouting, or is it their capslock key that keeps sticking ON !! ....

    Score: 7
    Wayne Allison Bromham 9:45pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    port de soller wrote…


    Sorry the whole deal is a joke,look at the stats over the last 2 games.Basically it´s a young inexperienced players trying to compete in a very physical division.Cannot blame them at all there thrown in the deepend.
    MC has not got a clue we still sign youth players why???? MONEY.
    Now all this other C--p thats floating around.Feel all is not well at STFC and what bothers me is Teams who get nowhere near our gates can bring players in

    What are you on about? I'd say Cooper is doing a pretty good job with the resources he's got to work with and it's not his choice who we bring in ! Stats are stats and that is all they are, and it' wasn't the physicality that did us on Saturday. Not sure how you can make such a detailed assessment when you haven't seen the game.

    Score: 15
    dazzastfc 9:47pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    DONT CARE HOW WE GOT THE GOALS BUT WE GOT A GREAT POINT
    COME ON YOU REDS

    Score: 2
    Oxon-Red 9:48pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    The Jockster wrote…


    No wonder you're psychedelic Sydney!

    Syd,

    Think Jockster has had a momentary lapse of reason, I'd tell him to get on his Bike and not meddle with what he doesn't know about. Shine on you crazy diamond.

    COYMR

    ps: anyone looked at league 2 ?

    Score: 4
    LeGod 9:48pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    Good point Town and well deserved.

    Any points away from home are always a bonus and we never do well there so a good point.

    Dominated posession again if we can cut out the errors we will do well.

    Well done Town and well played

    Score: 5
    Di kanny oh 9:48pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    Brad Smith played 90 mins which is great news well done lad so amazing turn around of previous diagnosis.
    I am just glad patience played its part tonight and just shows IT AIN'T OVER TIL THE FAT LADY SINGS ha ha. By Water We Love U.

    Score: 6
    dazzastfc 9:49pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    Chish and Fips wrote…


    Well done Town .... at least it may cut down the Albert Tatlock posts on here and also those who keep shouting, or is it their capslock key that keeps sticking ON !! ....

    TRUCK YOU

    Score: -9
    Chish and Fips 9:52pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    dazzastfc wrote…


    Chish and Fips wrote…


    Well done Town .... at least it may cut down the Albert Tatlock posts on here and also those who keep shouting, or is it their capslock key that keeps sticking ON !! ....
    TRUCK YOU

    see, it's stuck on again ... .. press it again, and low and behold the capslock is off .. simples !!

    Score: 5
    South Stand 9:56pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    Nothing from Hardly red since Gills scored their first goal. I wonder why? Oh, hold on a minute, we didn't lose.

    Score: 14
    The Jockster 9:58pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    No there so can only go by Adver match synopsis. On that basis - first good to see Wilma on the scoresheet -yes really chaps! Second, any point at the pikeys place is avoid point.
    Concerns - it appears we gave away two sloppy goals due to poor defence errors.
    Once again it looks like our strike force was ineffective leaving aside Williams goal. Smith bagged 4 in two games and if you confine it to league it's 2 from 3 -not a bad return but I'd want him to now hit one against Crewe.
    Thompson lucky to not get another yellow/red, Branco a bit dodgy?

    Really hope Cooperman & Power can address the obvious problems, the quicker the better.
    Be interested to hear a report from someone who was there to get their take.

    Score: -10
    Psychedelic Syd 10:01pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    Oxon-Red wrote…


    The Jockster wrote…


    No wonder you're psychedelic Sydney!
    Syd,

    Think Jockster has had a momentary lapse of reason, I'd tell him to get on his Bike and not meddle with what he doesn't know about. Shine on you crazy diamond.

    COYMR

    ps: anyone looked at league 2 ?

    LOL - the madcap laughs! Very good Oxon. Towards the end there I was getting the old Jug Band Blues and then ...... yippee!

    Just delighted to get something out of this one, they certainly deserved it. I don't know why people think Mark Cooper needs to make excuses - why should he when our shots/corners/posses
    sion show clearly that we were really going for it? Some people are never satisfied. I want to win every match too but when you've got a young team busting a gut and going all out how can anyone have a go, even if they lose? Cooper is doing a great job on almost no resources. Some people need to get real.

    League 2 looks fantastic Oxon - I had already looked to see how badly the pox were doing and they are meeting my very low expectations of them! It gives you a nice warm feeling. COYMR

    Score: 14
    the wizard 10:03pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    Oxon-Red wrote…


    The Jockster wrote…


    No wonder you're psychedelic Sydney!
    Syd,

    Think Jockster has had a momentary lapse of reason, I'd tell him to get on his Bike and not meddle with what he doesn't know about. Shine on you crazy diamond.

    COYMR

    ps: anyone looked at league 2 ?

    Yeh sure have looked at L2 and they are glued to the bottom, superb, LOL!

    Score: 4
    reading_red 10:08pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    That was a good point considering we didnt make all the possession tell with goals in the first half. What was encouraging was we kept fighting to the very end. Hopefully we can get 3 points on Sat against Crewe with Thompson back. Thompson's driving runs out of midfield were missed sorely tonight, Hopefully Luongo is okay.

    Score: 6
    Oxon-Red 10:09pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    Psychedelic Syd wrote…


    Oxon-Red wrote…


    The Jockster wrote…


    No wonder you're psychedelic Sydney!
    Syd,

    Think Jockster has had a momentary lapse of reason, I'd tell him to get on his Bike and not meddle with what he doesn't know about. Shine on you crazy diamond.

    COYMR

    ps: anyone looked at league 2 ?
    LOL - the madcap laughs! Very good Oxon. Towards the end there I was getting the old Jug Band Blues and then ...... yippee!

    Just delighted to get something out of this one, they certainly deserved it. I don't know why people think Mark Cooper needs to make excuses - why should he when our shots/corners/posses

    sion show clearly that we were really going for it? Some people are never satisfied. I want to win every match too but when you've got a young team busting a gut and going all out how can anyone have a go, even if they lose? Cooper is doing a great job on almost no resources. Some people need to get real.

    League 2 looks fantastic Oxon - I had already looked to see how badly the pox were doing and they are meeting my very low expectations of them! It gives you a nice warm feeling. COYMR

    Thumbs up :-)

    Echoes of 2005-6 at the east end of the A420 !

    COYMR

    Score: 4
    port de soller 10:13pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    Wayne Alklison,
    your comments appreciated for me over here is frustating.Like tonight again a large % of the play yet at least they got a point.You are right not been to any games yet this season but paid out over 3-000pounds for 5 flights and match tickets just got to scrape a few euro´s together for the B/B
    I just look at what¨s going on at STFC and am concerned as to where the club will end up.
    Mind you supported them since 1961 and yes there have been good times and Bad.At 71 I just feel for the fans (the hard core) who pay out every season. After i posted tonight i see the own goal and thought super.also cannot even get the audio now,yet spamish normal TV I see live a premere game every Sat but nothing from lower leauges as said no offence taken by your comments,we all have an opinion

    Score: 0
    dazzastfc 10:40pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    Chish and Fips wrote…


    dazzastfc wrote…


    Chish and Fips wrote…


    Well done Town .... at least it may cut down the Albert Tatlock posts on here and also those who keep shouting, or is it their capslock key that keeps sticking ON !! ....
    TRUCK YOU
    see, it's stuck on again ... .. press it again, and low and behold the capslock is off .. simples !!

    YES YOU ARE...
    if i want to post in capitals what's it to you ITS MY FRUCKING KEY BOARD

    Score: -12
    Oxon-Red 10:42pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    port de soller wrote…


    Wayne Alklison,
    your comments appreciated for me over here is frustating.Like tonight again a large % of the play yet at least they got a point.You are right not been to any games yet this season but paid out over 3-000pounds for 5 flights and match tickets just got to scrape a few euro´s together for the B/B
    I just look at what¨s going on at STFC and am concerned as to where the club will end up.
    Mind you supported them since 1961 and yes there have been good times and Bad.At 71 I just feel for the fans (the hard core) who pay out every season. After i posted tonight i see the own goal and thought super.also cannot even get the audio now,yet spamish normal TV I see live a premere game every Sat but nothing from lower leauges as said no offence taken by your comments,we all have an opinion

    Fair play Port. I think everyone is concerned about the future but suspect we are not the only club finding it hard going. We can all play a part no matter how small but somehow get the feeling we need to get through this season.

    Do we need to tighten up at the back as the stats suggest we have restricted the opponents well. Luck on their part ? Bad luck on ours ?

    One thing for sure, IMO, the club and Lee needs our support.

    Back to stats, the possession figures so far suggest we have a very talented group of youngsters. How many teams will dominate the ball the way we have done at Crawley and Gillingham. How many teams will force the Home team manager to play on the break and hope.

    Sadly I will miss the next 3 matches but really looking forward to see them play again.

    COYMR

    Score: 1
    Cookie43 10:53pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    harley red wrote…


    All the ball and does FCUK all with it loosing again cooper take your football and **** off

    You really are a first class pri..ck

    Score: 7
    Oi Den! 11:11pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    1 point out of 6 away is a poor return but have to say that was 1 more than I expected tonight a point. Congratulations to all on coming back to grab the draw. A special word for Andy Williams, who I believe is very much a confidence player. The goal might make him relax a bit.

    One gripe though: Please Mark, stop droning on after games about what we should have got. Let the results speak for themselves. There are no pictures on the league table at the end of the season. It won't show that we dominated possession tonight and it won't show we got lucky for the second equaliser.

    Score: 1
    Oi Den! 11:12pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    Sorry about the garbled first sentence. Hope it still made some sense.

    Score: -3
    the wizard 11:43pm Tue 19 Aug 14

    Cookie43 wrote…


    harley red wrote…


    All the ball and does FCUK all with it loosing again cooper take your football and **** off
    You really are a first class pri..ck

    So completely well and accurately put, did you not know that he and Stranglers were meant for each other.

    Score: 2
    mancrobin 12:27am Wed 20 Aug 14

    Very good result all things considered and definately shows a fighting character in a young squad. The problems at the back can be sorted. The forwards are scoring goals.

    And the fact that the tannoy doesn't work in the DR is a welcome bonus.

    Are Jock and Harley two of the species of furry animals? They certainly seem to be living in a cave.

    Score: 3
    Wilesy 1:21am Wed 20 Aug 14

    A very good possession game away from home, their keeper made some very good saves before making one of the all time great fumbles to gift us the equaliser. As usual the passing was very slick and virtually the whole game played in the Gills half which of course made it difficult to break down.

    To sum it up we were passing it quickly left to right about 30 yards from goal, work it through to the wingers, cross gets hooked clear, we collect and repeat.....

    Sadly though it is as plain as day that none of our centre backs are strong enough to compete let alone win a physical battle against a big centre forward with a bit of nouse which led to mistakes and goals.

    Kedwell looked a bang average big lad and chugged around the pitch, but eased the defenders out of the way as he liked, it was embarrassing. Whilst skilful and fairly pacy, our defence is as lightweight as I've seen and until this is rectified we will continue to concede sloppy goals. We badly need a Greer / Troy / even Ward, just someone who can stand his ground and mark the big lad!

    Score: 3
    The Jockster 6:58am Wed 20 Aug 14

    mancrobin wrote…


    Very good result all things considered and definately shows a fighting character in a young squad. The problems at the back can be sorted. The forwards are scoring goals.

    And the fact that the tannoy doesn't work in the DR is a welcome bonus.

    Are Jock and Harley two of the species of furry animals? They certainly seem to be living in a cave.

    Hello happy clapper. Perhaps you'd like to expand on your cave/furry animal comment as I'm afraid I don't get your mancunian wit.
    Yes things on the pitch are going reasonably well to date but face facts we were lucky to get a point after two defensive gaafes and yes it can be sorted but only if LP gets his arse in gear and gets someone in. We still need another striker!
    You make light of the tannoy problem but you should understand they can't use the stand until it's fixed = no revenue=more debt! So we've got £60k to find on reduced income - keep wearing the specs Manc.

    Score: -2
    OOO-RU 7:26am Wed 20 Aug 14

    Yes, the decision to let Troy go is looking nearly as bad as the Greer one and I hope it does not have the same consequences! Defensive blunders were the norm last season until the Troy/Stephens partnership came together. Turnbull may settle down to be an adequate replacement for one of them but Branco will not do for the other. Fact is we still only have five players that are good at this level and four of them are midfielders. Brad Smith should also prove to be OK with a few more games but that still leaves us threadbare in terms of quality. In the striking department we have nothing really. All that means we may continue to be a reasonable home side, based on pressure from our talented midfield but will continue to be a poor away side unable to cope with route one attacks. Hopefully LP can pull a couple of rabbits from the hat before deadline day to lift the quality levels a bit higher and give us at least a hope of progressing from last season.

    Score: -1
    Psychedelic Syd 7:52am Wed 20 Aug 14

    The Jockster wrote…


    mancrobin wrote…


    Very good result all things considered and definately shows a fighting character in a young squad. The problems at the back can be sorted. The forwards are scoring goals.

    And the fact that the tannoy doesn't work in the DR is a welcome bonus.

    Are Jock and Harley two of the species of furry animals? They certainly seem to be living in a cave.
    Hello happy clapper. Perhaps you'd like to expand on your cave/furry animal comment as I'm afraid I don't get your mancunian wit.
    Yes things on the pitch are going reasonably well to date but face facts we were lucky to get a point after two defensive gaafes and yes it can be sorted but only if LP gets his arse in gear and gets someone in. We still need another striker!
    You make light of the tannoy problem but you should understand they can't use the stand until it's fixed = no revenue=more debt! So we've got £60k to find on reduced income - keep wearing the specs Manc.

    You obviously aren't a Pink Floyd fan Jock. Mancrobin was carrying on the Floyd/Syd Barratt references. "Several species of small furry animals huddled together in a cave grooving with a Pict" from Ummagumma. It was very clever given your moniker.

    I don't think any supporter can take any pleasure from seeing our club struggle to meet its bills but we can at least celebrate the fact that we aren't doing too bad for a penniless club with a very young team and a manager who seems to develop and motivate them extremely well. Take the dark specs off Jock - it isn't all gloom and doom.

    Score: 7
    Psychedelic Syd 7:52am Wed 20 Aug 14

    The Jockster wrote…


    mancrobin wrote…


    Very good result all things considered and definately shows a fighting character in a young squad. The problems at the back can be sorted. The forwards are scoring goals.

    And the fact that the tannoy doesn't work in the DR is a welcome bonus.

    Are Jock and Harley two of the species of furry animals? They certainly seem to be living in a cave.
    Hello happy clapper. Perhaps you'd like to expand on your cave/furry animal comment as I'm afraid I don't get your mancunian wit.
    Yes things on the pitch are going reasonably well to date but face facts we were lucky to get a point after two defensive gaafes and yes it can be sorted but only if LP gets his arse in gear and gets someone in. We still need another striker!
    You make light of the tannoy problem but you should understand they can't use the stand until it's fixed = no revenue=more debt! So we've got £60k to find on reduced income - keep wearing the specs Manc.

    You obviously aren't a Pink Floyd fan Jock. Mancrobin was carrying on the Floyd/Syd Barratt references. "Several species of small furry animals huddled together in a cave grooving with a Pict" from Ummagumma. It was very clever given your moniker.

    I don't think any supporter can take any pleasure from seeing our club struggle to meet its bills but we can at least celebrate the fact that we aren't doing too bad for a penniless club with a very young team and a manager who seems to develop and motivate them extremely well. Take the dark specs off Jock - it isn't all gloom and doom.

    Score: 4
    Bassett Hound 8:34am Wed 20 Aug 14

    OOO-RU wrote…


    Yes, the decision to let Troy go is looking nearly as bad as the Greer one and I hope it does not have the same consequences! Defensive blunders were the norm last season until the Troy/Stephens partnership came together. Turnbull may settle down to be an adequate replacement for one of them but Branco will not do for the other. Fact is we still only have five players that are good at this level and four of them are midfielders. Brad Smith should also prove to be OK with a few more games but that still leaves us threadbare in terms of quality. In the striking department we have nothing really. All that means we may continue to be a reasonable home side, based on pressure from our talented midfield but will continue to be a poor away side unable to cope with route one attacks. Hopefully LP can pull a couple of rabbits from the hat before deadline day to lift the quality levels a bit higher and give us at least a hope of progressing from last season.

    Troy has not played yet for Carlisle,guess what,he's injured.
    In my opinion 000 - RU good business to get shot of ,total sick note.

    Only 5 players good enough for this level, what team are you watching ?

    Score: 1
    castle9 10:19am Wed 20 Aug 14

    Bassett Hound wrote…


    OOO-RU wrote…


    Yes, the decision to let Troy go is looking nearly as bad as the Greer one and I hope it does not have the same consequences! Defensive blunders were the norm last season until the Troy/Stephens partnership came together. Turnbull may settle down to be an adequate replacement for one of them but Branco will not do for the other. Fact is we still only have five players that are good at this level and four of them are midfielders. Brad Smith should also prove to be OK with a few more games but that still leaves us threadbare in terms of quality. In the striking department we have nothing really. All that means we may continue to be a reasonable home side, based on pressure from our talented midfield but will continue to be a poor away side unable to cope with route one attacks. Hopefully LP can pull a couple of rabbits from the hat before deadline day to lift the quality levels a bit higher and give us at least a hope of progressing from last season.
    Troy has not played yet for Carlisle,guess what,he's injured.
    In my opinion 000 - RU good business to get shot of ,total sick note.

    Only 5 players good enough for this level, what team are you watching ?

    He's probably not watching. Yet another that is happy to come on here and moan about Power not putting any money in but not prepared to fork out for a ticket.

    Laughable if it wasn't so sad.

    Score: 1
    mancrobin 10:48am Wed 20 Aug 14

    Wilesy wrote…


    A very good possession game away from home, their keeper made some very good saves before making one of the all time great fumbles to gift us the equaliser. As usual the passing was very slick and virtually the whole game played in the Gills half which of course made it difficult to break down.

    To sum it up we were passing it quickly left to right about 30 yards from goal, work it through to the wingers, cross gets hooked clear, we collect and repeat.....

    Sadly though it is as plain as day that none of our centre backs are strong enough to compete let alone win a physical battle against a big centre forward with a bit of nouse which led to mistakes and goals.

    Kedwell looked a bang average big lad and chugged around the pitch, but eased the defenders out of the way as he liked, it was embarrassing. Whilst skilful and fairly pacy, our defence is as lightweight as I've seen and until this is rectified we will continue to concede sloppy goals. We badly need a Greer / Troy / even Ward, just someone who can stand his ground and mark the big lad!

    There seems to be a lot of sense in that Wilesy. I've not seem the team yet but the experience of last season and from reading reports so far, we do need an anchor man.

    Unfortunately, I do not think that Wardy was playing that role any longer and hence his dropping. Also it was probably Flint when he was here who was that man and not Ward. Last season it was certainly Troy and he was great in that role. Trouble is, Troy is again injured (so good call Lee?) and Flint and Greer probably too expensive for most in this league.

    Unless we have a stroke of luck in the transfer market (and Lee has been known to pull the rabbit out of the hat), we have to see if we can develop one the youngsters in that role. It didn't take Flint and Morrison that long.

    Oh, for Frank Burrows.

    Score: 2
    OOO-RU 2:59pm Wed 20 Aug 14

    castle9 wrote…


    Bassett Hound wrote…


    OOO-RU wrote…


    Yes, the decision to let Troy go is looking nearly as bad as the Greer one and I hope it does not have the same consequences! Defensive blunders were the norm last season until the Troy/Stephens partnership came together. Turnbull may settle down to be an adequate replacement for one of them but Branco will not do for the other. Fact is we still only have five players that are good at this level and four of them are midfielders. Brad Smith should also prove to be OK with a few more games but that still leaves us threadbare in terms of quality. In the striking department we have nothing really. All that means we may continue to be a reasonable home side, based on pressure from our talented midfield but will continue to be a poor away side unable to cope with route one attacks. Hopefully LP can pull a couple of rabbits from the hat before deadline day to lift the quality levels a bit higher and give us at least a hope of progressing from last season.
    Troy has not played yet for Carlisle,guess what,he's injured.
    In my opinion 000 - RU good business to get shot of ,total sick note.

    Only 5 players good enough for this level, what team are you watching ?
    He's probably not watching. Yet another that is happy to come on here and moan about Power not putting any money in but not prepared to fork out for a ticket.

    Laughable if it wasn't so sad.

    Firstly, I am season ticket holder and a supporter since 1962. Secondly, I have been impressed with most of LP s signings on a shoestring but we are someway short of last seasons squad. Specifically, we have not replaced Troy, Pritchard, Ranger or Stephens with comparable quality so it is difficult to see us finishing as high as last season. As I said, I remain hopeful that LP can pull the rabbit out again but time us running out. I agree that MC is doing a good job with the material at his disposal and I am not one of those looking for a return to hoofball and head tennis that we have seen in the past. Three home games in a row should help to brighten the picture!

    Score: 0
    swwindon61uk 5:50pm Wed 20 Aug 14

    Oxon-Red wrote…


    port de soller wrote…


    Wayne Alklison,
    your comments appreciated for me over here is frustating.Like tonight again a large % of the play yet at least they got a point.You are right not been to any games yet this season but paid out over 3-000pounds for 5 flights and match tickets just got to scrape a few euro´s together for the B/B
    I just look at what¨s going on at STFC and am concerned as to where the club will end up.
    Mind you supported them since 1961 and yes there have been good times and Bad.At 71 I just feel for the fans (the hard core) who pay out every season. After i posted tonight i see the own goal and thought super.also cannot even get the audio now,yet spamish normal TV I see live a premere game every Sat but nothing from lower leauges as said no offence taken by your comments,we all have an opinion
    Fair play Port. I think everyone is concerned about the future but suspect we are not the only club finding it hard going. We can all play a part no matter how small but somehow get the feeling we need to get through this season.

    Do we need to tighten up at the back as the stats suggest we have restricted the opponents well. Luck on their part ? Bad luck on ours ?

    One thing for sure, IMO, the club and Lee needs our support.

    Back to stats, the possession figures so far suggest we have a very talented group of youngsters. How many teams will dominate the ball the way we have done at Crawley and Gillingham. How many teams will force the Home team manager to play on the break and hope.

    Sadly I will miss the next 3 matches but really looking forward to see them play again.

    COYMR

    Maybe you are right about the defense but we always seem likely to make an error at the wring time, cut them out and we are well on our way, but i suppose that's the joy of being in Division 3 with Division 3 players.

    Score: 0
    Wilesy 5:54pm Wed 20 Aug 14

    OOO-RU wrote…


    castle9 wrote…


    Bassett Hound wrote…


    OOO-RU wrote…


    Yes, the decision to let Troy go is looking nearly as bad as the Greer one and I hope it does not have the same consequences! Defensive blunders were the norm last season until the Troy/Stephens partnership came together. Turnbull may settle down to be an adequate replacement for one of them but Branco will not do for the other. Fact is we still only have five players that are good at this level and four of them are midfielders. Brad Smith should also prove to be OK with a few more games but that still leaves us threadbare in terms of quality. In the striking department we have nothing really. All that means we may continue to be a reasonable home side, based on pressure from our talented midfield but will continue to be a poor away side unable to cope with route one attacks. Hopefully LP can pull a couple of rabbits from the hat before deadline day to lift the quality levels a bit higher and give us at least a hope of progressing from last season.
    Troy has not played yet for Carlisle,guess what,he's injured.
    In my opinion 000 - RU good business to get shot of ,total sick note.

    Only 5 players good enough for this level, what team are you watching ?
    He's probably not watching. Yet another that is happy to come on here and moan about Power not putting any money in but not prepared to fork out for a ticket.

    Laughable if it wasn't so sad.
    Firstly, I am season ticket holder and a supporter since 1962. Secondly, I have been impressed with most of LP s signings on a shoestring but we are someway short of last seasons squad. Specifically, we have not replaced Troy, Pritchard, Ranger or Stephens with comparable quality so it is difficult to see us finishing as high as last season. As I said, I remain hopeful that LP can pull the rabbit out again but time us running out. I agree that MC is doing a good job with the material at his disposal and I am not one of those looking for a return to hoofball and head tennis that we have seen in the past. Three home games in a row should help to brighten the picture!

    Just Ranger and Troy require replacing now in my view. Turnball is probably somewhere near on a par to Stephens - good on the deck, pacy, but not a man mountain like Troy.

    Brad Smith's pace offers something different to Pritchard and I think actually suits our 3-5-2 better so I don't think we are worse off there. Pritchard was never the quickest and Byrne and Smith do inject some pace into the team which was lacking.

    Score: 1
    The Jockster 6:19pm Wed 20 Aug 14

    Syd-pink floyd reference way over my head never in to them.
    Agree all not doom & gloom but not all rosy either like some want to think or believe.
    Lambo posts a link to the tannoy story and gets -5! Unbelievable! I'm sure they think by pressing thumbs down they think the problem will magically disappear!

    Score: 0
    Psychedelic Syd 9:22pm Wed 20 Aug 14

    The Jockster wrote…


    Syd-pink floyd reference way over my head never in to them.
    Agree all not doom & gloom but not all rosy either like some want to think or believe.
    Lambo posts a link to the tannoy story and gets -5! Unbelievable! I'm sure they think by pressing thumbs down they think the problem will magically disappear!

    Tannoy story is very alarming Jock - could have terrible repercussions for the club. Such a shame that when we had a Board with money no advantage was taken. I usually try to be optimistic (until reality forces me to reassess) but this season is a very hard one to call. All we can be sure of is it will be full of ups and downs. We have a team that could win 6 - 0 one week and lose by the same margin the next. Exciting times ahead, lets hope we fly more often than we fall to earth.

    Score: 0
    mancrobin 9:29pm Wed 20 Aug 14

    Psychedelic Syd wrote…


    The Jockster wrote…


    Syd-pink floyd reference way over my head never in to them.
    Agree all not doom & gloom but not all rosy either like some want to think or believe.
    Lambo posts a link to the tannoy story and gets -5! Unbelievable! I'm sure they think by pressing thumbs down they think the problem will magically disappear!
    Tannoy story is very alarming Jock - could have terrible repercussions for the club. Such a shame that when we had a Board with money no advantage was taken. I usually try to be optimistic (until reality forces me to reassess) but this season is a very hard one to call. All we can be sure of is it will be full of ups and downs. We have a team that could win 6 - 0 one week and lose by the same margin the next. Exciting times ahead, lets hope we fly more often than we fall to earth.

    Learning to fly is one of my favourites Syd.

    Score: 1
    OOO-RU 9:30pm Wed 20 Aug 14

    Wilesy wrote…


    OOO-RU wrote…


    castle9 wrote…


    Bassett Hound wrote…


    OOO-RU wrote…


    Yes, the decision to let Troy go is looking nearly as bad as the Greer one and I hope it does not have the same consequences! Defensive blunders were the norm last season until the Troy/Stephens partnership came together. Turnbull may settle down to be an adequate replacement for one of them but Branco will not do for the other. Fact is we still only have five players that are good at this level and four of them are midfielders. Brad Smith should also prove to be OK with a few more games but that still leaves us threadbare in terms of quality. In the striking department we have nothing really. All that means we may continue to be a reasonable home side, based on pressure from our talented midfield but will continue to be a poor away side unable to cope with route one attacks. Hopefully LP can pull a couple of rabbits from the hat before deadline day to lift the quality levels a bit higher and give us at least a hope of progressing from last season.
    Troy has not played yet for Carlisle,guess what,he's injured.
    In my opinion 000 - RU good business to get shot of ,total sick note.

    Only 5 players good enough for this level, what team are you watching ?
    He's probably not watching. Yet another that is happy to come on here and moan about Power not putting any money in but not prepared to fork out for a ticket.

    Laughable if it wasn't so sad.
    Firstly, I am season ticket holder and a supporter since 1962. Secondly, I have been impressed with most of LP s signings on a shoestring but we are someway short of last seasons squad. Specifically, we have not replaced Troy, Pritchard, Ranger or Stephens with comparable quality so it is difficult to see us finishing as high as last season. As I said, I remain hopeful that LP can pull the rabbit out again but time us running out. I agree that MC is doing a good job with the material at his disposal and I am not one of those looking for a return to hoofball and head tennis that we have seen in the past. Three home games in a row should help to brighten the picture!
    Just Ranger and Troy require replacing now in my view. Turnball is probably somewhere near on a par to Stephens - good on the deck, pacy, but not a man mountain like Troy.

    Brad Smith's pace offers something different to Pritchard and I think actually suits our 3-5-2 better so I don't think we are worse off there. Pritchard was never the quickest and Byrne and Smith do inject some pace into the team which was lacking.

    Thanks for the constructive debate Wilesy, in complete contrast to the previous respondents! I don't think Turnbull will quite match the immaculate Stephens but it's early days. I don't see Brad as a replacement for Pritch, more for Jay Mac, but I agree that Byrne is much more effective on the right wing than at left back. If only we had a finisher!

    Score: 0
    Swindon1984 12:35pm Fri 22 Aug 14

    FIFTYYEARFAN wrote…


    More goals through the middle and no new faces. WHY NOT TRY GLADWIN IN CENRAL DEFENCE HE HAS ALL THE PHYSICAL ATTRIBUTES NEEDED AND COULD SOLVE THE PROBLEM FOR FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!

    Saw him play in that role in a pre-season friendly, didn't look suited to it at all.

    Score: 0

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