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MATCHDAY LIVE: Swindon Town v Brighton and Hove Albion

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Swindon Town 1 Brighton and Hove Albion 1 latest

  • L Thompson equalises for Town in the 46th minute
  • Brighton led through a wonder strike from Rohan Ince
  • Get involved with Matchday Live via the comments or tweet in to @michaelreeves78 and @tbassam or on #stfcadver

  • Comments


    Psychedelic Syd 12:32am Wed 27 Aug 14

    Stupendous performance, disgraceful attendance. Waldon looks some prospect. Injuries are worrying. Well done lads you did us all proud, still buzzing.

    Score: 11
    JohnNeal4me 6:13pm Tue 26 Aug 14

    Think they mean Brighton! Adver is getting very slapdash.

    Score: 1
    Robinonfire 6:13pm Tue 26 Aug 14

    Might win again if we are playing Crewe?

    Score: -1
    We are PANTS 6:15pm Tue 26 Aug 14

    You would think this game would attract around 7000 based on the opposition and the quality of football on show!! Anything under the 5700 we had last time we played them would be very disappointing.. Especially as the price is so low and Power has asked for the fans support... Let's see how close to that we get..... COYR'sssssssss

    Score: 4
    STFC Boyo 6:22pm Tue 26 Aug 14

    Come on Swindon Town.You can do it again.C O Y R

    Score: 1
    dazzastfc 6:24pm Tue 26 Aug 14

    We are PANTS wrote…


    You would think this game would attract around 7000 based on the opposition and the quality of football on show!! Anything under the 5700 we had last time we played them would be very disappointing.. Especially as the price is so low and Power has asked for the fans support... Let's see how close to that we get..... COYR'sssssssss

    Hope im wrong but cant see a big crows as its only a cup game...
    6.500 against crew in the league so brighton on a wet tuesday night 1st round 5750

    Score: 0
    Since 1950 6:29pm Tue 26 Aug 14

    Crew!?. There's me thinking we were playing 'Brighton and Hove Actually'.

    In case Brighton do turn up - COYR!

    Score: 2
    umpcah 6:32pm Tue 26 Aug 14

    JohnNeal4me wrote…


    Think they mean Brighton! Adver is getting very slapdash.

    It certainly is. The number of mistakes being made is ridiculous.

    Score: 3
    swindonurock 7:00pm Tue 26 Aug 14

    Anyone know what the Twitter handles of Michael Reeves and/or Tom Bassam are? Tried looking but can't find them, and Sam seems to have disappeared altogether.

    Score: 0
    Since 1950 8:48pm Tue 26 Aug 14

    YYYYEEEEESSS! Get in Thomo!

    Score: 1
    swindonurock 7:15pm Tue 26 Aug 14

    Thanks for the Twitter handles given above; also see them in the Summary at top as well, so maybe I missed them there initially! Anyway, appreciated.

    Score: 1
    Rebel_phish 7:21pm Tue 26 Aug 14

    Town have not been beaten by Brighton in the League Cup. Played them 3 times. First in 1994, 1-1 away then 4-1 at home in the replay (yes, replay) and the 2 years ago, 3-0 to the Town. Still remember that well worked free kick and Paul Benson's goal for the opener.

    Score: 1
    Red Rascal 7:29pm Tue 26 Aug 14

    and the ballot is asking if we will beat Chelsea....

    Score: 1
    Cleuso 12:29am Wed 27 Aug 14

    Tonight you saw a team that has the making of the same mark that Bert Head's babes did around 50 years ago ..... Saturday will be difficult given all the injuries, so if you decide to trundle down to the County Ground having not been there this season and things don't go well, be patient... this team will only get better and better and with your support can seal their own chapter in the STFC teams of legends.

    Skilful, great technique, passing ability with great endeavour. Well played tonight you showed you have the tenacity in the face of adversity with all the injuries etc. to stick with your system and battle it out until the end.

    Score: 11
    lawnmower man 9:57pm Tue 26 Aug 14

    Have to question coopers subs tonight felt he took wrong people off we lost our shape

    Score: -1
    eyesrightskinbacktight 8:27pm Tue 26 Aug 14

    Clearest indication we need a striker! Playing a neat possession game yet continue to fail in front of goal. However nobody can complain with the effort on display.

    Score: 3
    Haydonender 8:45pm Tue 26 Aug 14

    Story of our season so far - completely dominating but missing chances and they score with their only meaningful attack

    Score: 2
    Since 1950 8:46pm Tue 26 Aug 14

    Not at Game tonight, listening in, but sounds like Town are getting plenty of possession without capitalising on their chances yet again. A worldy by Ince the difference.

    COYR!

    Score: 2
    searkevin 8:46pm Tue 26 Aug 14

    Keep going and it will pay off second half.
    Kevin in Tours, France. I Will be at the County Ground on Saturday!!!

    Score: 0
    the wizard 8:53pm Tue 26 Aug 14

    Luongo played him in with a great ball after Colunga gave the ball in the midfield, L Thompson with a crisp finish past Ankergren and Town are right back in it.

    The stuff school boy dreams are made of, long may it continue, superb doesn't come close but tonight, well tonight it will do. Well done.

    Score: 1
    Oi Den! 11:31pm Tue 26 Aug 14

    the wizard wrote…


    Den, I think we have to expect a certain amount of "youth enthusiasm over experienced pro's" and the heat of the moment getting the better of them, but, NT is into being an experienced guy now, and he should know better. I like him as a player but there is still this unfinished aspect to his game. Would his old Italian task master have tolerated that tonight ? somehow I don't think so. Not without bursting a blood vessel or two anyway, lol.

    Wiz, if he doesn't clean up his act soon he'll get a reputation as a lower division clogger. Louis is just as committed and he does take risks but on the whole he makes fair attempts to get the ball. Some of Nathan's challenges are pretty crude.

    Score: 0
    Since 1950 9:37pm Tue 26 Aug 14

    Down to the kids now. Our wafer thin squad being found out tonight unfortunately. We need players in or well be lucky to fill the bench against Coventry.

    Score: 2
    swindonsupporter5 12:00am Wed 27 Aug 14

    It was Louis Thompson who got sent off at Crawley,Nathan Thompson tonight. If you are going to post about players learning a lesson try to
    get your facts right. Both Thompsons give 100%, Nathan put in an
    excellent performance today as did all the other Swindon players.
    Louis scored a superb goal. It was a shame Nathan got sent off he was
    obviously very tired and mistimed his challenge but was pushing for
    one last attempt to equalise. I think Nathan makes an excellent captain.
    Get behind the team and encourage the players!

    Score: 13
    Di kanny oh 9:57pm Tue 26 Aug 14

    Need some players in Mr Power we are down to the bare bones even the subs have gone off injured.

    Score: 2
    Since 1950 10:01pm Tue 26 Aug 14

    The Lads played well it seems, but those injuries will cost us. Shame. Hope we get bods in ABFQ.

    Score: -1
    Since 1950 10:02pm Tue 26 Aug 14

    lawnmower man wrote…


    Have to question coopers subs tonight felt he took wrong people off we lost our shape

    Don't think he had a choice. Changes were forced due injuries.

    Score: 5
    the wizard 11:33pm Tue 26 Aug 14

    Lets face it, they may have won 4-2 but they got lucky, to a point, and we gave them a game. I'd love to know the difference in supposed values of each team and the wage difference, because they may be able to justify theirs by saying they won, but we entertained, we put on the show and we showed spirit. I think our worth went up on tonight's showing. I also hope we had some potential investors in the stands too as well as clubs wanting to see how we play so they can loan us some good stock.

    Score: 5
    the wizard 10:13pm Tue 26 Aug 14

    Cooper can hold his head high along with the team tonight, a brilliant display by our team . We need numbers in now though and surely Cooper has proven to many he does know the way forward just limited by lack of options. Never mind the result, the team played well and have shown what can be done on a shoe string.

    Score: 12
    Since 1950 10:25pm Tue 26 Aug 14

    Di kanny oh wrote…


    Oh dear costly game this one N Thompson sent off and injuries were in the brown stuff for Saturday

    right in it!

    Score: 0
    Since 1950 10:16pm Tue 26 Aug 14

    Kasim! Could they?

    Score: 0
    Since 1950 10:20pm Tue 26 Aug 14

    Fantastic spirit shown by 'Coopers Kids'! Did us proud under the circumstances.

    Score: 2
    Since 1950 10:21pm Tue 26 Aug 14

    Oh FFS, that was a stupid bloody sending off!

    Score: 0
    Di kanny oh 10:21pm Tue 26 Aug 14

    Oh dear costly game this one N Thompson sent off and injuries were in the brown stuff for Saturday

    Score: 2
    Di kanny oh 10:25pm Tue 26 Aug 14

    Di kanny oh wrote…


    Oh dear costly game this one N Thompson sent off and injuries were in the brown stuff for Saturday

    Belford at centre back Saturday

    Score: 2
    port de soller 10:26pm Tue 26 Aug 14

    well done the lads,they gave it a right old Go.
    Yes MC should nnow be proud of each and every one of them.
    Wonder what options we have for Saturdays game.Will we have enough fit players??? still what a super effort tonight from all of them

    Score: 3
    the wizard 10:30pm Tue 26 Aug 14

    Again Thompson sent off, right at the end when it made little difference anyway. Does he not think. We are down to bare bones and our leader does this. As if Cooper doesn't have enough to worry about already. Senseless.

    Score: 0
    dazzastfc 10:35pm Tue 26 Aug 14

    the wizard wrote…


    Cooper can hold his head high along with the team tonight, a brilliant display by our team . We need numbers in now though and surely Cooper has proven to many he does know the way forward just limited by lack of options. Never mind the result, the team played well and have shown what can be done on a shoe string.

    NEVER MIND THE RESULT THE TEAM PLAYED WELL !!!!!!
    FkCU HOW WE PLAYED WE LOST to a brighton reserves..I think someone is taking the hiss here
    This team is ok but we need a striker and 2 defender..
    BUT we are skint so expecting nothing but a dog fight

    Score: -35
    the don69 10:52pm Tue 26 Aug 14

    Well after going behind to that wonder strike! we were the better side, but if you blow your chances like we did you deserve to lose, we're down to the bare bones now, it was always going to happen to our very small squad, injuries and suspensions will be costly, Coventry must be smiling, their playing us at the perfect time. but we can only say well played lads, cause they gave everything, just p1ss poor finishing stuffed us, it's bring your boots Saturday chaps cause you might get a game? LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Score: 6
    Red Rascal 11:00pm Tue 26 Aug 14

    I thought the challenge at Crawley was pointless - if you are going to bring someone down with a high risk of getting a red at least do it outside the box. Don't concede a pen as well. Less than 2 weeks later he does it again. The first one was perhaps excusable this time he should get a big fine from the club as he can't seem to learn the lesson.

    Score: -7
    Scouse Red 11:08pm Tue 26 Aug 14

    the wizard wrote…


    Again Thompson sent off, right at the end when it made little difference anyway. Does he not think. We are down to bare bones and our leader does this. As if Cooper doesn't have enough to worry about already. Senseless.

    Poor choice and we could all see it coming as well as soon as he went through.

    Team on Saturday could be interesting, if not a little lightweight!

    Score: -1
    Oi Den! 11:09pm Tue 26 Aug 14

    Some great stuff from the players but baffling substitutions from the manager. Williams was having a great game and didn't look tired. He didn't look happy with being taken off either. We lost a lot of our attacking threat with that substitution. Sorry if I've got it all wrong (injuries?) but it looked like Cooper just wanted to give players time on the pitch, as if it was a friendly, when the game was there to be won.

    Score: 0
    Scouse Red 11:10pm Tue 26 Aug 14

    the wizard wrote…


    Cooper can hold his head high along with the team tonight, a brilliant display by our team . We need numbers in now though and surely Cooper has proven to many he does know the way forward just limited by lack of options. Never mind the result, the team played well and have shown what can be done on a shoe string.

    Thought they played really well but agree with some of the fellas on here, if we'd of taken some of our chances we'd have won. Their fella, Tom Ince's cousin apparently according to my Brighton supporting mate, belts a screamer in on the volley and Smith, despite working hard and trying his best, missed from about 7 yards out - which was the difference between the teams.

    Score: 1
    the wizard 11:11pm Tue 26 Aug 14

    dazzastfc wrote…


    the wizard wrote…


    Cooper can hold his head high along with the team tonight, a brilliant display by our team . We need numbers in now though and surely Cooper has proven to many he does know the way forward just limited by lack of options. Never mind the result, the team played well and have shown what can be done on a shoe string.
    NEVER MIND THE RESULT THE TEAM PLAYED WELL !!!!!!
    FkCU HOW WE PLAYED WE LOST to a brighton reserves..I think someone is taking the hiss here
    This team is ok but we need a striker and 2 defender..
    BUT we are skint so expecting nothing but a dog fight

    Dazza, Just scroll back a bit from the post you quoted me on, and you will see I have said exactly the same as yourself, BUT, who is now going to play in NT's place ? You had better clean your boots off and report for training tomorrow, lol. He should have known better. I said about precisely this some weeks ago and got slated, but thats two costly reds now, and despite what he says to the press, I'll bet Cooper is far from happy. Captaincy may slip away from him, he obviously isn't thinking as the game progresses.

    Score: 0
    Another view 11:18pm Tue 26 Aug 14

    Some of those boys became men tonight. Yes there was the lovely passing game that we've now come to expect, but tonight they fought and fought. Yes they missed chance after chance in the first half, but came flying out of the blocks after the break. With each injury I thought that must be game over, but with 9&1/2 men and two down in extra time they came flying out out again.

    It was worth the admission money just to watch Yasser. Connor Walden seemed to take inspiration from him. He runs at defences like Miles Storey, but with an old head on young shoulders, he rarely wastes a ball, holding it till a red shirt is available. This young team is very much work in progress, but already they are showing that they could be a bit special.

    Score: 5
    Scouse Red 11:18pm Tue 26 Aug 14

    Oi Den! wrote…


    Some great stuff from the players but baffling substitutions from the manager. Williams was having a great game and didn't look tired. He didn't look happy with being taken off either. We lost a lot of our attacking threat with that substitution. Sorry if I've got it all wrong (injuries?) but it looked like Cooper just wanted to give players time on the pitch, as if it was a friendly, when the game was there to be won.

    Den Williams got whacked early on and was signalling to the bench for some time that he'd hurt his back. I was surprised he came out for the second half as he was talking to Cooperman for some time and did the fingers rolling substitution thingy twice before eventually coming off

    Score: 4
    Oi Den! 11:19pm Tue 26 Aug 14

    Scouse Red wrote…


    the wizard wrote…


    Again Thompson sent off, right at the end when it made little difference anyway. Does he not think. We are down to bare bones and our leader does this. As if Cooper doesn't have enough to worry about already. Senseless.
    Poor choice and we could all see it coming as well as soon as he went through.

    Team on Saturday could be interesting, if not a little lightweight!

    Agreed. If he'd had any chance of getting the ball the challenge might have been understandable (as his brother's was at Crawley) but he just bundled into the back of the player. With a very lenient ref in charge he'd already got away with a fair bit of strongarm stuff tonight. Branco was very lucky to get away without at least a booking for his lunge. Many refs would have sent him off and I don't think he could have had any complaints if that had happened.

    Score: -3
    The Jockster 11:22pm Tue 26 Aug 14

    STFC Boyo wrote…


    Come on Swindon Town.You can do it again.C O Y R

    Wow proper writing from Boyo! Knew you were extracting the urine before!

    Score: -4
    andy5364 11:23pm Tue 26 Aug 14

    We were superb tonight and if we play like that every night we will win far more than we lose . The football we played at times was stunning and was a pleasure to watch . Mr cooper you should be proud of all your boys . Lets just hope we have enough players for a team Saturday :)

    Score: 8
    Oi Den! 11:24pm Tue 26 Aug 14

    Scouse Red wrote…


    Oi Den! wrote…


    Some great stuff from the players but baffling substitutions from the manager. Williams was having a great game and didn't look tired. He didn't look happy with being taken off either. We lost a lot of our attacking threat with that substitution. Sorry if I've got it all wrong (injuries?) but it looked like Cooper just wanted to give players time on the pitch, as if it was a friendly, when the game was there to be won.
    Den Williams got whacked early on and was signalling to the bench for some time that he'd hurt his back. I was surprised he came out for the second half as he was talking to Cooperman for some time and did the fingers rolling substitution thingy twice before eventually coming off

    In that case, I take it all back. Didn't realise that at all. If he was struggling in the second half, I'm afraid I didn't see it. He seemed to be running them ragged as far as I could tell.

    Score: 1
    the wizard 11:27pm Tue 26 Aug 14

    Den, I think we have to expect a certain amount of "youth enthusiasm over experienced pro's" and the heat of the moment getting the better of them, but, NT is into being an experienced guy now, and he should know better. I like him as a player but there is still this unfinished aspect to his game. Would his old Italian task master have tolerated that tonight ? somehow I don't think so. Not without bursting a blood vessel or two anyway, lol.

    Score: 0
    dazzastfc 11:28pm Tue 26 Aug 14

    the wizard wrote…


    dazzastfc wrote…


    the wizard wrote…


    Cooper can hold his head high along with the team tonight, a brilliant display by our team . We need numbers in now though and surely Cooper has proven to many he does know the way forward just limited by lack of options. Never mind the result, the team played well and have shown what can be done on a shoe string.
    NEVER MIND THE RESULT THE TEAM PLAYED WELL !!!!!!
    FkCU HOW WE PLAYED WE LOST to a brighton reserves..I think someone is taking the hiss here
    This team is ok but we need a striker and 2 defender..
    BUT we are skint so expecting nothing but a dog fight
    Dazza, Just scroll back a bit from the post you quoted me on, and you will see I have said exactly the same as yourself, BUT, who is now going to play in NT's place ? You had better clean your boots off and report for training tomorrow, lol. He should have known better. I said about precisely this some weeks ago and got slated, but thats two costly reds now, and despite what he says to the press, I'll bet Cooper is far from happy. Captaincy may slip away from him, he obviously isn't thinking as the game progresses.

    sorry wiz,,,I have calmed down A BIT now....

    I am not one of these people who is happy with playing well or pretty football as we all know it gets us !!! NOWHERE ..

    NT has to learn as its nearly every game,,,
    On saturday i thought he was lucky with some stupid hard challenges and I don't see him as club captain... Lets hope no one puts in a bid for Kasim....
    Hope we can keep him... You never know we could turn him in2 a good striker ?

    Once again sorry for snapping

    Score: 0
    Haydonender 11:40pm Tue 26 Aug 14

    On the whole we can be proud of the team tonight, pushed a championship side all the way and think it would have been different if we hadn't had the injuries and gone down to 10 men. Need to work on finishing though as it seems to take us 10 chances to score 1 goal.

    Also worrying for Saturday now, unless we get a few new players in ASAP we may end up starting with 16/17 year olds. That's what's so frustrating about Thompson at the end, just no need as the game had gone, he really let the club down.

    Score: 1
    Scouse Red 11:33pm Tue 26 Aug 14

    Oi Den! wrote…


    Scouse Red wrote…


    Oi Den! wrote…


    Some great stuff from the players but baffling substitutions from the manager. Williams was having a great game and didn't look tired. He didn't look happy with being taken off either. We lost a lot of our attacking threat with that substitution. Sorry if I've got it all wrong (injuries?) but it looked like Cooper just wanted to give players time on the pitch, as if it was a friendly, when the game was there to be won.
    Den Williams got whacked early on and was signalling to the bench for some time that he'd hurt his back. I was surprised he came out for the second half as he was talking to Cooperman for some time and did the fingers rolling substitution thingy twice before eventually coming off
    In that case, I take it all back. Didn't realise that at all. If he was struggling in the second half, I'm afraid I didn't see it. He seemed to be running them ragged as far as I could tell.

    running alright. but kept shouting over about his back. At one point he lifted his shirt up and pointed at something on his back - quite what they saw from the bench was beyond me but obviously he was saying something!

    Score: 2
    Scouse Red 11:35pm Tue 26 Aug 14

    Oi Den! wrote…


    Scouse Red wrote…


    the wizard wrote…


    Again Thompson sent off, right at the end when it made little difference anyway. Does he not think. We are down to bare bones and our leader does this. As if Cooper doesn't have enough to worry about already. Senseless.
    Poor choice and we could all see it coming as well as soon as he went through.

    Team on Saturday could be interesting, if not a little lightweight!
    Agreed. If he'd had any chance of getting the ball the challenge might have been understandable (as his brother's was at Crawley) but he just bundled into the back of the player. With a very lenient ref in charge he'd already got away with a fair bit of strongarm stuff tonight. Branco was very lucky to get away without at least a booking for his lunge. Many refs would have sent him off and I don't think he could have had any complaints if that had happened.

    God knows why some muppets have given you a thumbs down! I thought that was spot on!

    Score: -4
    the wizard 11:38pm Tue 26 Aug 14

    dazzastfc wrote…


    the wizard wrote…


    dazzastfc wrote…


    the wizard wrote…


    Cooper can hold his head high along with the team tonight, a brilliant display by our team . We need numbers in now though and surely Cooper has proven to many he does know the way forward just limited by lack of options. Never mind the result, the team played well and have shown what can be done on a shoe string.
    NEVER MIND THE RESULT THE TEAM PLAYED WELL !!!!!!
    FkCU HOW WE PLAYED WE LOST to a brighton reserves..I think someone is taking the hiss here
    This team is ok but we need a striker and 2 defender..
    BUT we are skint so expecting nothing but a dog fight
    Dazza, Just scroll back a bit from the post you quoted me on, and you will see I have said exactly the same as yourself, BUT, who is now going to play in NT's place ? You had better clean your boots off and report for training tomorrow, lol. He should have known better. I said about precisely this some weeks ago and got slated, but thats two costly reds now, and despite what he says to the press, I'll bet Cooper is far from happy. Captaincy may slip away from him, he obviously isn't thinking as the game progresses.
    sorry wiz,,,I have calmed down A BIT now....

    I am not one of these people who is happy with playing well or pretty football as we all know it gets us !!! NOWHERE ..

    NT has to learn as its nearly every game,,,
    On saturday i thought he was lucky with some stupid hard challenges and I don't see him as club captain... Lets hope no one puts in a bid for Kasim....
    Hope we can keep him... You never know we could turn him in2 a good striker ?

    Once again sorry for snapping

    Dazza, I know you wear it on your chest and in your heart, and I have absolutely no problem with you or with that fantastic attribute and love you have for this club. If you have any problem its the same as the rest of us, it's called, frustration, and believe me, many of us may be olde phartz, but we've been there, many times. Don't worry about it, its all part of being an STFC supporter.

    Score: 0
    the wizard 11:41pm Tue 26 Aug 14

    Scouse Red wrote…


    Oi Den! wrote…


    Scouse Red wrote…


    the wizard wrote…


    Again Thompson sent off, right at the end when it made little difference anyway. Does he not think. We are down to bare bones and our leader does this. As if Cooper doesn't have enough to worry about already. Senseless.
    Poor choice and we could all see it coming as well as soon as he went through.

    Team on Saturday could be interesting, if not a little lightweight!
    Agreed. If he'd had any chance of getting the ball the challenge might have been understandable (as his brother's was at Crawley) but he just bundled into the back of the player. With a very lenient ref in charge he'd already got away with a fair bit of strongarm stuff tonight. Branco was very lucky to get away without at least a booking for his lunge. Many refs would have sent him off and I don't think he could have had any complaints if that had happened.
    God knows why some muppets have given you a thumbs down! I thought that was spot on!

    Its fine Al, thick skin needed.

    Score: 1
    The Jockster 11:42pm Tue 26 Aug 14

    the don69 wrote…


    Well after going behind to that wonder strike! we were the better side, but if you blow your chances like we did you deserve to lose, we're down to the bare bones now, it was always going to happen to our very small squad, injuries and suspensions will be costly, Coventry must be smiling, their playing us at the perfect time. but we can only say well played lads, cause they gave everything, just p1ss poor finishing stuffed us, it's bring your boots Saturday chaps cause you might get a game? LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    A good summation my boy! Pretty much sums up my thoughts. All the extra time and drama would have been academic if Smith & Thompson L had had their shooting boots on(yes I know he scored) but the ball boys are still half way down Manchester road looking for the balls. I think Smith nearly hit the Murray John building! Joking aside it was hard to see who was the higher league team. Kasim just gets better and better but those missed chances once again have cost us dearly and we surely crave a sharper finisher than our current options. Definitely lost our shape when the bongo man and Wilma went off but both carrying knocks.
    If we can turn in performances like that in the league and finish better we'll be fine.

    Score: 0
    Wilesy 11:45pm Tue 26 Aug 14

    Great value for money tonight really enjoyed the game and thought we were excellent. The players should take great credit they were really up for it and even at 3-1 gave it their all.

    Kasim getting better and better by the game and our man of the match by some distance imo, Cooper's maybe right when he says Premiership teams should be looking. Don't be surprised if Brighton make a bid like QPR did last season.

    In terms of the bookings well most were justified, and in our case 'taken for the team' no issue with those. Nathan's red well I have a bit of sympathy for him, after an outstanding performance he cant just switch off and let the lad score he's captain and has to try and stop him. Hindsight's wonderful but he cant have been thinking 'oh there's a minute to go and I mustn't get a red'.

    Thought the ref had an indifferent game, he gave some innocuous free kicks first half then lets the Branco challenge go and also the one that hurt Gladwin which looked similarly forceful.

    But credit to Brighton too they had a bit more know-how and passed it round well, and a stunning first goal which a lot of Swindon fans applauded.

    Of course we're in the mire on Saturday now unless we get reinforcements in. Cooper suggested maybe 2 would have been the original target but obviously now wants more.

    Oh and nice to see the scoreboard working again!

    Score: 6
    old town robin 1:01am Wed 27 Aug 14

    Red Rascal wrote…


    I thought the challenge at Crawley was pointless - if you are going to bring someone down with a high risk of getting a red at least do it outside the box. Don't concede a pen as well. Less than 2 weeks later he does it again. The first one was perhaps excusable this time he should get a big fine from the club as he can't seem to learn the lesson.

    he's a liability, if we get the long awaited centre back in he can serve his 3 match suspension and sit it out on the bench when he returns until he learns how he's letting his team mates down and agree with you 2 weeks fine as well might give him a wake up call..

    Score: -5
    california andy 1:06am Wed 27 Aug 14

    Will write more extensively tomorrow, but wanted to say I think Nathan T needs to be demoted as captain. 5 games this season = 3 yellows and one absolutely ridiculous red card. At that rate he will be suspended for more games than he plays. He easily could have given away another penalty if the ref had spotted some of his play at corners, and there was simply no excuse whatsoever for what he did at the end. Not the maturity one expects from a captain. We can't drop him because of the shortage of numbers, but we also need to send the strongest possible message to him. That was totally irresponsible and he just doesn't learn. Last year was equally bad. Presume Cooper has talked to him and it obviously it hasn't worked, so need to give him a whack that hurts. Otherwise, he will foul his way out of the team anyway.

    Great performance otherwise tonight. Where the hell were all the fans? I travelled 12,000 miles round trip, and drove five hours today to get there, and less than 5,000 fans showed up for a cheap game against an excellent Championship side. Disgraceful. Feel for Power, who has put in a lot of money and obviously has a great eye for players. COYR.

    Score: 3
    Since 1950 7:29am Wed 27 Aug 14

    Red Rascal wrote…


    I thought the challenge at Crawley was pointless - if you are going to bring someone down with a high risk of getting a red at least do it outside the box. Don't concede a pen as well. Less than 2 weeks later he does it again. The first one was perhaps excusable this time he should get a big fine from the club as he can't seem to learn the lesson.

    Exactly right. Yet you get thumbs down for saying it as it is! Some people on here have got about as much sense as Nathan showed last night. Had it been 3 - 3 in the semi-final then maybe it would have been worth taking one for the team, but not under those circumstances last night. Hope the club give him a big fine.

    Score: -6
    the don69 8:49am Wed 27 Aug 14

    The facts are chaps we lost, after outplaying Brighton with some very good football. we wasted our chances and gave them an early Christmas present! shooting practise all round in training and me thinks more composure in front of goal needed, time for some harsh words with Nathan Coops! he can't keep making reckless challenges, engage brain before lunging in young man, loans are the order of the day Lee and asap! cause we must be struggling to put a team out on Saturday!!!!!!!!!!!!
    !!!!!!

    Score: 2
    Forevered 8:59am Wed 27 Aug 14

    Red Rascal wrote…


    I thought the challenge at Crawley was pointless - if you are going to bring someone down with a high risk of getting a red at least do it outside the box. Don't concede a pen as well. Less than 2 weeks later he does it again. The first one was perhaps excusable this time he should get a big fine from the club as he can't seem to learn the lesson.

    I think you need to get your facts right before you post senseless articles. they may have the same name but totally different players!!!!

    Score: 1
    Forevered 9:15am Wed 27 Aug 14

    Cooper's analysis of Thompson's performance, which I am in total agreement of. Desire and commitment are qualities not taught and this lad along with his brother both have in abundance.
    "We’re trying to get the ball back to Wes (Foderingham) so that we can mount another attack, he miss-kicks it and he brings the lad down so no criticism of him (Nathan Thompson) at all.
    "He's been outstanding and he was outstanding again tonight.
    Get off the lads back and stop looking for a scapegoat, try concentrating on the positives from last night!! the whole team were outstanding.

    Score: 3
    lifelong red 9:35am Wed 27 Aug 14

    Could"nt get to the game last night - but sounded like a superb performance by Coops young Troops .

    Score: 1

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