The supporters are 'getting' our playing style, says Town chief Cooper

Mark Cooper

Mark Cooper

First published in Sport Swindon Advertiser: Photograph of the Author by , Chief sports writer

MARK Cooper believes the Swindon Town fans are starting to buy into the style of football he and his coaching staff are trying to produce.

The shift to a patient possession-based style of football has at times caused cries from Town fans wanting the team to get the ball forward quicker.

These have not fallen on deaf ears amongst Cooper and his staff but they do believe in how they are trying to get the team to play and thought they could win support round with the performances on the pitch.

On the back of their excellent start to the season the dugout has come under less audible abuse and has Cooper feeling like the supporters are starting to get what he wants the team to do.

“It’s good at the minute because I’ve started to sense over the last couple of weeks that we are getting a bit of a synergy with the supporters and they are starting to buy into what we’re trying to do,” said the Town boss.

“They’re starting to really get behind the team. If the ball goes backwards, I’m not getting as many ‘forwards’ from the stand. I think they’re quite enjoying it, I certainly am.

“The fans should have their say. I don’t know, I might be being presumptuous, but they’ve started to get it a little bit.

“They’ve been brilliant, I’ve always said in the bits I’ve done in the media, the more they get behind the players, the easier it becomes for the players.

“Because the way we play needs a bit of patience and they need everybody behind them.”

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7:02am Fri 5 Sep 14

avo says...

Well said Mr Cooper. Keep up the good (at times patient zzzzzzz) work!!
Well said Mr Cooper. Keep up the good (at times patient zzzzzzz) work!! avo
  • Score: 12

7:57am Fri 5 Sep 14

The artist formerly known as Marmite Soldier says...

I'm one of those who likes what he sees, but that's because we are keeping possession with far more purpose than we were last season. It's no good having 95% of the possession if at the end of the game we haven't produced any goal attempts from it.

And the first thing I thought when Mark said there was fewer dissenting voices in the crowd, was that those who used to do it might be the 1,000 stay away 'supporters' I've heard mention of.

If they are not there, they won't be heard.

Keep up the good work.
I'm one of those who likes what he sees, but that's because we are keeping possession with far more purpose than we were last season. It's no good having 95% of the possession if at the end of the game we haven't produced any goal attempts from it. And the first thing I thought when Mark said there was fewer dissenting voices in the crowd, was that those who used to do it might be the 1,000 stay away 'supporters' I've heard mention of. If they are not there, they won't be heard. Keep up the good work. The artist formerly known as Marmite Soldier
  • Score: 14

8:39am Fri 5 Sep 14

old town robin says...

The artist formerly known as Marmite Soldier wrote:
I'm one of those who likes what he sees, but that's because we are keeping possession with far more purpose than we were last season. It's no good having 95% of the possession if at the end of the game we haven't produced any goal attempts from it.

And the first thing I thought when Mark said there was fewer dissenting voices in the crowd, was that those who used to do it might be the 1,000 stay away 'supporters' I've heard mention of.

If they are not there, they won't be heard.

Keep up the good work.
Very good point Artist as to why Cooper hasn't heard so much dissent from the stands, as you say if they are not there they won't be heard.

Personally I still think there is too much pressure put on Wes with back passing, Coventry being a good example of losing possession from our corner and working it back to our own half and then losing it and expecting Wes to save a one on one.

At home at least we have made a good start with 7 points from 9, considering we probably haven't been able to field our strongest starting 11 because of injuries suspensions and not being able to get the two or three players in that we wanted that's a good return. That has of course changed and I would hope the away travelling fans will see more "forward" play against Bradford and a possible first 3 points on the road.
[quote][p][bold]The artist formerly known as Marmite Soldier[/bold] wrote: I'm one of those who likes what he sees, but that's because we are keeping possession with far more purpose than we were last season. It's no good having 95% of the possession if at the end of the game we haven't produced any goal attempts from it. And the first thing I thought when Mark said there was fewer dissenting voices in the crowd, was that those who used to do it might be the 1,000 stay away 'supporters' I've heard mention of. If they are not there, they won't be heard. Keep up the good work.[/p][/quote]Very good point Artist as to why Cooper hasn't heard so much dissent from the stands, as you say if they are not there they won't be heard. Personally I still think there is too much pressure put on Wes with back passing, Coventry being a good example of losing possession from our corner and working it back to our own half and then losing it and expecting Wes to save a one on one. At home at least we have made a good start with 7 points from 9, considering we probably haven't been able to field our strongest starting 11 because of injuries suspensions and not being able to get the two or three players in that we wanted that's a good return. That has of course changed and I would hope the away travelling fans will see more "forward" play against Bradford and a possible first 3 points on the road. old town robin
  • Score: 6

9:01am Fri 5 Sep 14

London Red says...

old town robin wrote:
The artist formerly known as Marmite Soldier wrote:
I'm one of those who likes what he sees, but that's because we are keeping possession with far more purpose than we were last season. It's no good having 95% of the possession if at the end of the game we haven't produced any goal attempts from it.

And the first thing I thought when Mark said there was fewer dissenting voices in the crowd, was that those who used to do it might be the 1,000 stay away 'supporters' I've heard mention of.

If they are not there, they won't be heard.

Keep up the good work.
Very good point Artist as to why Cooper hasn't heard so much dissent from the stands, as you say if they are not there they won't be heard.

Personally I still think there is too much pressure put on Wes with back passing, Coventry being a good example of losing possession from our corner and working it back to our own half and then losing it and expecting Wes to save a one on one.

At home at least we have made a good start with 7 points from 9, considering we probably haven't been able to field our strongest starting 11 because of injuries suspensions and not being able to get the two or three players in that we wanted that's a good return. That has of course changed and I would hope the away travelling fans will see more "forward" play against Bradford and a possible first 3 points on the road.
That is the one thing I would change is our corner routines - rawley's goal came from our corner as did Coventry's so we need to look at our first of all our delivery and then our set up
.
Other than that I too have enjoyed the games I have seen as think we are passing with much more purpose - as said before we are doing some now to shift the opposition around and tire them out to create chances - as 20 odd as the numbers in each game shows it is working
.
Speaking of Crawley's goal - if you look on Louis Twitter account he has retweeted a picture clearly showing he got the ball - showing how wrong the ref was to send him off from the other half - when the linesman next to the incident didn't give it!
[quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The artist formerly known as Marmite Soldier[/bold] wrote: I'm one of those who likes what he sees, but that's because we are keeping possession with far more purpose than we were last season. It's no good having 95% of the possession if at the end of the game we haven't produced any goal attempts from it. And the first thing I thought when Mark said there was fewer dissenting voices in the crowd, was that those who used to do it might be the 1,000 stay away 'supporters' I've heard mention of. If they are not there, they won't be heard. Keep up the good work.[/p][/quote]Very good point Artist as to why Cooper hasn't heard so much dissent from the stands, as you say if they are not there they won't be heard. Personally I still think there is too much pressure put on Wes with back passing, Coventry being a good example of losing possession from our corner and working it back to our own half and then losing it and expecting Wes to save a one on one. At home at least we have made a good start with 7 points from 9, considering we probably haven't been able to field our strongest starting 11 because of injuries suspensions and not being able to get the two or three players in that we wanted that's a good return. That has of course changed and I would hope the away travelling fans will see more "forward" play against Bradford and a possible first 3 points on the road.[/p][/quote]That is the one thing I would change is our corner routines - rawley's goal came from our corner as did Coventry's so we need to look at our first of all our delivery and then our set up . Other than that I too have enjoyed the games I have seen as think we are passing with much more purpose - as said before we are doing some now to shift the opposition around and tire them out to create chances - as 20 odd as the numbers in each game shows it is working . Speaking of Crawley's goal - if you look on Louis Twitter account he has retweeted a picture clearly showing he got the ball - showing how wrong the ref was to send him off from the other half - when the linesman next to the incident didn't give it! London Red
  • Score: 8

12:50pm Fri 5 Sep 14

Graham8181 says...

its like watching Barcelona, look how successful they are ;)
its like watching Barcelona, look how successful they are ;) Graham8181
  • Score: -7

2:18pm Fri 5 Sep 14

stfcflag says...

I think there are less comments because we are genuinly playing better and more attacking football, we now play 2 up front occasionally and 1500 people who used to be regulars and didn't like last years style no longer come. They may come back in time, maybe only when the style changes again but we all support the same team whether people can afford to (or choose to) be there or not

It's sad that so many people left after last year. I hate comments like 'so called supporters' when we all support the same team some just had different views on playing style. We were down to 4500 fans at times many years back and I was still there, doesn't mean I'll always like a style of football or that I'm more or less a fan than someone who now comes ...

Each to their own view
I think there are less comments because we are genuinly playing better and more attacking football, we now play 2 up front occasionally and 1500 people who used to be regulars and didn't like last years style no longer come. They may come back in time, maybe only when the style changes again but we all support the same team whether people can afford to (or choose to) be there or not It's sad that so many people left after last year. I hate comments like 'so called supporters' when we all support the same team some just had different views on playing style. We were down to 4500 fans at times many years back and I was still there, doesn't mean I'll always like a style of football or that I'm more or less a fan than someone who now comes ... Each to their own view stfcflag
  • Score: 9

3:30pm Fri 5 Sep 14

street2000 says...

I'm Liking it and certainly and have warmed to Mark Cooper. I wasn't a fan originally, but I don't mind walking away from a loss....if we have competed! Yeh, lets have some more!
I'm Liking it and certainly and have warmed to Mark Cooper. I wasn't a fan originally, but I don't mind walking away from a loss....if we have competed! Yeh, lets have some more! street2000
  • Score: 5

4:37pm Fri 5 Sep 14

Psychedelic Syd says...

If we keep playing well and picking up points then the missing fans will surely return. Last season was overall a good one and much better than many thought it would be. This season we seem to be creating many more chances and the team are showing good spirit and character. You no longer get the feeling that they might cave in after conceding.

Cooper has done a sterling job although his low key persona means he doesn't attract the same kind of adulation that our Italian did from the Town faithful. I hope he realises how much the vast majority of our fans appreciate him and his coaching staff for the great job they are doing.
If we keep playing well and picking up points then the missing fans will surely return. Last season was overall a good one and much better than many thought it would be. This season we seem to be creating many more chances and the team are showing good spirit and character. You no longer get the feeling that they might cave in after conceding. Cooper has done a sterling job although his low key persona means he doesn't attract the same kind of adulation that our Italian did from the Town faithful. I hope he realises how much the vast majority of our fans appreciate him and his coaching staff for the great job they are doing. Psychedelic Syd
  • Score: 10

6:28pm Fri 5 Sep 14

dazzastfc says...

stfcflag wrote:
I think there are less comments because we are genuinly playing better and more attacking football, we now play 2 up front occasionally and 1500 people who used to be regulars and didn't like last years style no longer come. They may come back in time, maybe only when the style changes again but we all support the same team whether people can afford to (or choose to) be there or not

It's sad that so many people left after last year. I hate comments like 'so called supporters' when we all support the same team some just had different views on playing style. We were down to 4500 fans at times many years back and I was still there, doesn't mean I'll always like a style of football or that I'm more or less a fan than someone who now comes ...

Each to their own view
On the back of their excellent start to the season the dugout has come under less audible abuse and has Cooper feeling like the supporters are starting to get what he wants the team to do.

WE have played 5 games this season...
3 of them will be fighting relegation and cov @craw will be mid table maks...
So 8 points from 15 is not a good start BUT that is only my opinion....

The talks about less cries from the fans is very strange.....
1000-1250 less fans surrley is telling you something and that is why you hear less cries,,,
Very strange again as i still see @ hear shouting and moaning and i have been in the townend and the don rogers stand this season
[quote][p][bold]stfcflag[/bold] wrote: I think there are less comments because we are genuinly playing better and more attacking football, we now play 2 up front occasionally and 1500 people who used to be regulars and didn't like last years style no longer come. They may come back in time, maybe only when the style changes again but we all support the same team whether people can afford to (or choose to) be there or not It's sad that so many people left after last year. I hate comments like 'so called supporters' when we all support the same team some just had different views on playing style. We were down to 4500 fans at times many years back and I was still there, doesn't mean I'll always like a style of football or that I'm more or less a fan than someone who now comes ... Each to their own view[/p][/quote]On the back of their excellent start to the season the dugout has come under less audible abuse and has Cooper feeling like the supporters are starting to get what he wants the team to do. WE have played 5 games this season... 3 of them will be fighting relegation and cov @craw will be mid table maks... So 8 points from 15 is not a good start BUT that is only my opinion.... The talks about less cries from the fans is very strange..... 1000-1250 less fans surrley is telling you something and that is why you hear less cries,,, Very strange again as i still see @ hear shouting and moaning and i have been in the townend and the don rogers stand this season dazzastfc
  • Score: -6

7:01pm Fri 5 Sep 14

Oi Den! says...

London Red wrote:
old town robin wrote:
The artist formerly known as Marmite Soldier wrote:
I'm one of those who likes what he sees, but that's because we are keeping possession with far more purpose than we were last season. It's no good having 95% of the possession if at the end of the game we haven't produced any goal attempts from it.

And the first thing I thought when Mark said there was fewer dissenting voices in the crowd, was that those who used to do it might be the 1,000 stay away 'supporters' I've heard mention of.

If they are not there, they won't be heard.

Keep up the good work.
Very good point Artist as to why Cooper hasn't heard so much dissent from the stands, as you say if they are not there they won't be heard.

Personally I still think there is too much pressure put on Wes with back passing, Coventry being a good example of losing possession from our corner and working it back to our own half and then losing it and expecting Wes to save a one on one.

At home at least we have made a good start with 7 points from 9, considering we probably haven't been able to field our strongest starting 11 because of injuries suspensions and not being able to get the two or three players in that we wanted that's a good return. That has of course changed and I would hope the away travelling fans will see more "forward" play against Bradford and a possible first 3 points on the road.
That is the one thing I would change is our corner routines - rawley's goal came from our corner as did Coventry's so we need to look at our first of all our delivery and then our set up
.
Other than that I too have enjoyed the games I have seen as think we are passing with much more purpose - as said before we are doing some now to shift the opposition around and tire them out to create chances - as 20 odd as the numbers in each game shows it is working
.
Speaking of Crawley's goal - if you look on Louis Twitter account he has retweeted a picture clearly showing he got the ball - showing how wrong the ref was to send him off from the other half - when the linesman next to the incident didn't give it!
Leaving aside all the other arguments LR, the fact that he got the ball does not show that the ref was wrong. He could have been wrong for other reasons but getting the ball is not the be all and end all. With your interest in the detail, I thought you'd have known that.
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The artist formerly known as Marmite Soldier[/bold] wrote: I'm one of those who likes what he sees, but that's because we are keeping possession with far more purpose than we were last season. It's no good having 95% of the possession if at the end of the game we haven't produced any goal attempts from it. And the first thing I thought when Mark said there was fewer dissenting voices in the crowd, was that those who used to do it might be the 1,000 stay away 'supporters' I've heard mention of. If they are not there, they won't be heard. Keep up the good work.[/p][/quote]Very good point Artist as to why Cooper hasn't heard so much dissent from the stands, as you say if they are not there they won't be heard. Personally I still think there is too much pressure put on Wes with back passing, Coventry being a good example of losing possession from our corner and working it back to our own half and then losing it and expecting Wes to save a one on one. At home at least we have made a good start with 7 points from 9, considering we probably haven't been able to field our strongest starting 11 because of injuries suspensions and not being able to get the two or three players in that we wanted that's a good return. That has of course changed and I would hope the away travelling fans will see more "forward" play against Bradford and a possible first 3 points on the road.[/p][/quote]That is the one thing I would change is our corner routines - rawley's goal came from our corner as did Coventry's so we need to look at our first of all our delivery and then our set up . Other than that I too have enjoyed the games I have seen as think we are passing with much more purpose - as said before we are doing some now to shift the opposition around and tire them out to create chances - as 20 odd as the numbers in each game shows it is working . Speaking of Crawley's goal - if you look on Louis Twitter account he has retweeted a picture clearly showing he got the ball - showing how wrong the ref was to send him off from the other half - when the linesman next to the incident didn't give it![/p][/quote]Leaving aside all the other arguments LR, the fact that he got the ball does not show that the ref was wrong. He could have been wrong for other reasons but getting the ball is not the be all and end all. With your interest in the detail, I thought you'd have known that. Oi Den!
  • Score: -4

7:09pm Fri 5 Sep 14

Oi Den! says...

By the way LR, if it so clear that the ref was wrong, why did we not appeal against the sending off?
By the way LR, if it so clear that the ref was wrong, why did we not appeal against the sending off? Oi Den!
  • Score: -4

8:38pm Fri 5 Sep 14

alchafreds says...

dazzastfc wrote:
stfcflag wrote:
I think there are less comments because we are genuinly playing better and more attacking football, we now play 2 up front occasionally and 1500 people who used to be regulars and didn't like last years style no longer come. They may come back in time, maybe only when the style changes again but we all support the same team whether people can afford to (or choose to) be there or not

It's sad that so many people left after last year. I hate comments like 'so called supporters' when we all support the same team some just had different views on playing style. We were down to 4500 fans at times many years back and I was still there, doesn't mean I'll always like a style of football or that I'm more or less a fan than someone who now comes ...

Each to their own view
On the back of their excellent start to the season the dugout has come under less audible abuse and has Cooper feeling like the supporters are starting to get what he wants the team to do.

WE have played 5 games this season...
3 of them will be fighting relegation and cov @craw will be mid table maks...
So 8 points from 15 is not a good start BUT that is only my opinion....

The talks about less cries from the fans is very strange.....
1000-1250 less fans surrley is telling you something and that is why you hear less cries,,,
Very strange again as i still see @ hear shouting and moaning and i have been in the townend and the don rogers stand this season
think we have less comments because less people care the attendance tells you that
[quote][p][bold]dazzastfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfcflag[/bold] wrote: I think there are less comments because we are genuinly playing better and more attacking football, we now play 2 up front occasionally and 1500 people who used to be regulars and didn't like last years style no longer come. They may come back in time, maybe only when the style changes again but we all support the same team whether people can afford to (or choose to) be there or not It's sad that so many people left after last year. I hate comments like 'so called supporters' when we all support the same team some just had different views on playing style. We were down to 4500 fans at times many years back and I was still there, doesn't mean I'll always like a style of football or that I'm more or less a fan than someone who now comes ... Each to their own view[/p][/quote]On the back of their excellent start to the season the dugout has come under less audible abuse and has Cooper feeling like the supporters are starting to get what he wants the team to do. WE have played 5 games this season... 3 of them will be fighting relegation and cov @craw will be mid table maks... So 8 points from 15 is not a good start BUT that is only my opinion.... The talks about less cries from the fans is very strange..... 1000-1250 less fans surrley is telling you something and that is why you hear less cries,,, Very strange again as i still see @ hear shouting and moaning and i have been in the townend and the don rogers stand this season[/p][/quote]think we have less comments because less people care the attendance tells you that alchafreds
  • Score: -2

9:02pm Fri 5 Sep 14

TheDukeOfBanbury says...

dazzastfc wrote:
stfcflag wrote:
I think there are less comments because we are genuinly playing better and more attacking football, we now play 2 up front occasionally and 1500 people who used to be regulars and didn't like last years style no longer come. They may come back in time, maybe only when the style changes again but we all support the same team whether people can afford to (or choose to) be there or not

It's sad that so many people left after last year. I hate comments like 'so called supporters' when we all support the same team some just had different views on playing style. We were down to 4500 fans at times many years back and I was still there, doesn't mean I'll always like a style of football or that I'm more or less a fan than someone who now comes ...

Each to their own view
On the back of their excellent start to the season the dugout has come under less audible abuse and has Cooper feeling like the supporters are starting to get what he wants the team to do.

WE have played 5 games this season...
3 of them will be fighting relegation and cov @craw will be mid table maks...
So 8 points from 15 is not a good start BUT that is only my opinion....

The talks about less cries from the fans is very strange.....
1000-1250 less fans surrley is telling you something and that is why you hear less cries,,,
Very strange again as i still see @ hear shouting and moaning and i have been in the townend and the don rogers stand this season
You can only beat the team in front of you.
Been around for many years Dazza. Do you remember:

I won't come with Beamish in charge.
I won't come with Quinn in charge.
I won't come with King in charge,
I won't come with Hart in charge.
I won't come with Wilson in charge.
I won't come with Cooper in charge.
Swindon is too expensive.
I don't like the style of football.
The club has no ambition.
Can't be bothered anymore as I would rather watch football on TV.


Heard so many over the years. Everyone has a choice.
Mine is 1600 games and enjoy the current football.
Love my football Club it's in my in my blood and the thought of missing a game fills me with dread.
That's my decision loud and proud. It's my kids I feel for. No yellow allowed in our house.
[quote][p][bold]dazzastfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfcflag[/bold] wrote: I think there are less comments because we are genuinly playing better and more attacking football, we now play 2 up front occasionally and 1500 people who used to be regulars and didn't like last years style no longer come. They may come back in time, maybe only when the style changes again but we all support the same team whether people can afford to (or choose to) be there or not It's sad that so many people left after last year. I hate comments like 'so called supporters' when we all support the same team some just had different views on playing style. We were down to 4500 fans at times many years back and I was still there, doesn't mean I'll always like a style of football or that I'm more or less a fan than someone who now comes ... Each to their own view[/p][/quote]On the back of their excellent start to the season the dugout has come under less audible abuse and has Cooper feeling like the supporters are starting to get what he wants the team to do. WE have played 5 games this season... 3 of them will be fighting relegation and cov @craw will be mid table maks... So 8 points from 15 is not a good start BUT that is only my opinion.... The talks about less cries from the fans is very strange..... 1000-1250 less fans surrley is telling you something and that is why you hear less cries,,, Very strange again as i still see @ hear shouting and moaning and i have been in the townend and the don rogers stand this season[/p][/quote]You can only beat the team in front of you. Been around for many years Dazza. Do you remember: I won't come with Beamish in charge. I won't come with Quinn in charge. I won't come with King in charge, I won't come with Hart in charge. I won't come with Wilson in charge. I won't come with Cooper in charge. Swindon is too expensive. I don't like the style of football. The club has no ambition. Can't be bothered anymore as I would rather watch football on TV. Heard so many over the years. Everyone has a choice. Mine is 1600 games and enjoy the current football. Love my football Club it's in my in my blood and the thought of missing a game fills me with dread. That's my decision loud and proud. It's my kids I feel for. No yellow allowed in our house. TheDukeOfBanbury
  • Score: 11

9:53pm Fri 5 Sep 14

jayden says...

TheDukeOfBanbury wrote:
dazzastfc wrote:
stfcflag wrote:
I think there are less comments because we are genuinly playing better and more attacking football, we now play 2 up front occasionally and 1500 people who used to be regulars and didn't like last years style no longer come. They may come back in time, maybe only when the style changes again but we all support the same team whether people can afford to (or choose to) be there or not

It's sad that so many people left after last year. I hate comments like 'so called supporters' when we all support the same team some just had different views on playing style. We were down to 4500 fans at times many years back and I was still there, doesn't mean I'll always like a style of football or that I'm more or less a fan than someone who now comes ...

Each to their own view
On the back of their excellent start to the season the dugout has come under less audible abuse and has Cooper feeling like the supporters are starting to get what he wants the team to do.

WE have played 5 games this season...
3 of them will be fighting relegation and cov @craw will be mid table maks...
So 8 points from 15 is not a good start BUT that is only my opinion....

The talks about less cries from the fans is very strange.....
1000-1250 less fans surrley is telling you something and that is why you hear less cries,,,
Very strange again as i still see @ hear shouting and moaning and i have been in the townend and the don rogers stand this season
You can only beat the team in front of you.
Been around for many years Dazza. Do you remember:

I won't come with Beamish in charge.
I won't come with Quinn in charge.
I won't come with King in charge,
I won't come with Hart in charge.
I won't come with Wilson in charge.
I won't come with Cooper in charge.
Swindon is too expensive.
I don't like the style of football.
The club has no ambition.
Can't be bothered anymore as I would rather watch football on TV.


Heard so many over the years. Everyone has a choice.
Mine is 1600 games and enjoy the current football.
Love my football Club it's in my in my blood and the thought of missing a game fills me with dread.
That's my decision loud and proud. It's my kids I feel for. No yellow allowed in our house.
What no custard ?
[quote][p][bold]TheDukeOfBanbury[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dazzastfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfcflag[/bold] wrote: I think there are less comments because we are genuinly playing better and more attacking football, we now play 2 up front occasionally and 1500 people who used to be regulars and didn't like last years style no longer come. They may come back in time, maybe only when the style changes again but we all support the same team whether people can afford to (or choose to) be there or not It's sad that so many people left after last year. I hate comments like 'so called supporters' when we all support the same team some just had different views on playing style. We were down to 4500 fans at times many years back and I was still there, doesn't mean I'll always like a style of football or that I'm more or less a fan than someone who now comes ... Each to their own view[/p][/quote]On the back of their excellent start to the season the dugout has come under less audible abuse and has Cooper feeling like the supporters are starting to get what he wants the team to do. WE have played 5 games this season... 3 of them will be fighting relegation and cov @craw will be mid table maks... So 8 points from 15 is not a good start BUT that is only my opinion.... The talks about less cries from the fans is very strange..... 1000-1250 less fans surrley is telling you something and that is why you hear less cries,,, Very strange again as i still see @ hear shouting and moaning and i have been in the townend and the don rogers stand this season[/p][/quote]You can only beat the team in front of you. Been around for many years Dazza. Do you remember: I won't come with Beamish in charge. I won't come with Quinn in charge. I won't come with King in charge, I won't come with Hart in charge. I won't come with Wilson in charge. I won't come with Cooper in charge. Swindon is too expensive. I don't like the style of football. The club has no ambition. Can't be bothered anymore as I would rather watch football on TV. Heard so many over the years. Everyone has a choice. Mine is 1600 games and enjoy the current football. Love my football Club it's in my in my blood and the thought of missing a game fills me with dread. That's my decision loud and proud. It's my kids I feel for. No yellow allowed in our house.[/p][/quote]What no custard ? jayden
  • Score: 2

10:16pm Fri 5 Sep 14

TheDukeOfBanbury says...

jayden wrote:
TheDukeOfBanbury wrote:
dazzastfc wrote:
stfcflag wrote:
I think there are less comments because we are genuinly playing better and more attacking football, we now play 2 up front occasionally and 1500 people who used to be regulars and didn't like last years style no longer come. They may come back in time, maybe only when the style changes again but we all support the same team whether people can afford to (or choose to) be there or not

It's sad that so many people left after last year. I hate comments like 'so called supporters' when we all support the same team some just had different views on playing style. We were down to 4500 fans at times many years back and I was still there, doesn't mean I'll always like a style of football or that I'm more or less a fan than someone who now comes ...

Each to their own view
On the back of their excellent start to the season the dugout has come under less audible abuse and has Cooper feeling like the supporters are starting to get what he wants the team to do.

WE have played 5 games this season...
3 of them will be fighting relegation and cov @craw will be mid table maks...
So 8 points from 15 is not a good start BUT that is only my opinion....

The talks about less cries from the fans is very strange.....
1000-1250 less fans surrley is telling you something and that is why you hear less cries,,,
Very strange again as i still see @ hear shouting and moaning and i have been in the townend and the don rogers stand this season
You can only beat the team in front of you.
Been around for many years Dazza. Do you remember:

I won't come with Beamish in charge.
I won't come with Quinn in charge.
I won't come with King in charge,
I won't come with Hart in charge.
I won't come with Wilson in charge.
I won't come with Cooper in charge.
Swindon is too expensive.
I don't like the style of football.
The club has no ambition.
Can't be bothered anymore as I would rather watch football on TV.


Heard so many over the years. Everyone has a choice.
Mine is 1600 games and enjoy the current football.
Love my football Club it's in my in my blood and the thought of missing a game fills me with dread.
That's my decision loud and proud. It's my kids I feel for. No yellow allowed in our house.
What no custard ?
Only Pink Custard allowed :)
[quote][p][bold]jayden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TheDukeOfBanbury[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dazzastfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfcflag[/bold] wrote: I think there are less comments because we are genuinly playing better and more attacking football, we now play 2 up front occasionally and 1500 people who used to be regulars and didn't like last years style no longer come. They may come back in time, maybe only when the style changes again but we all support the same team whether people can afford to (or choose to) be there or not It's sad that so many people left after last year. I hate comments like 'so called supporters' when we all support the same team some just had different views on playing style. We were down to 4500 fans at times many years back and I was still there, doesn't mean I'll always like a style of football or that I'm more or less a fan than someone who now comes ... Each to their own view[/p][/quote]On the back of their excellent start to the season the dugout has come under less audible abuse and has Cooper feeling like the supporters are starting to get what he wants the team to do. WE have played 5 games this season... 3 of them will be fighting relegation and cov @craw will be mid table maks... So 8 points from 15 is not a good start BUT that is only my opinion.... The talks about less cries from the fans is very strange..... 1000-1250 less fans surrley is telling you something and that is why you hear less cries,,, Very strange again as i still see @ hear shouting and moaning and i have been in the townend and the don rogers stand this season[/p][/quote]You can only beat the team in front of you. Been around for many years Dazza. Do you remember: I won't come with Beamish in charge. I won't come with Quinn in charge. I won't come with King in charge, I won't come with Hart in charge. I won't come with Wilson in charge. I won't come with Cooper in charge. Swindon is too expensive. I don't like the style of football. The club has no ambition. Can't be bothered anymore as I would rather watch football on TV. Heard so many over the years. Everyone has a choice. Mine is 1600 games and enjoy the current football. Love my football Club it's in my in my blood and the thought of missing a game fills me with dread. That's my decision loud and proud. It's my kids I feel for. No yellow allowed in our house.[/p][/quote]What no custard ?[/p][/quote]Only Pink Custard allowed :) TheDukeOfBanbury
  • Score: 0

10:25pm Fri 5 Sep 14

Oi Den! says...

Only French mustard then Duke?
Only French mustard then Duke? Oi Den!
  • Score: 1

11:56pm Fri 5 Sep 14

TheDukeOfBanbury says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Only French mustard then Duke?
No mustard.
Blood is red and required.
Urine is yellow , say no more.
Never argue with nature Den.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Only French mustard then Duke?[/p][/quote]No mustard. Blood is red and required. Urine is yellow , say no more. Never argue with nature Den. TheDukeOfBanbury
  • Score: 6

8:17pm Sat 6 Sep 14

akershaker says...

dazzastfc wrote:
stfcflag wrote:
I think there are less comments because we are genuinly playing better and more attacking football, we now play 2 up front occasionally and 1500 people who used to be regulars and didn't like last years style no longer come. They may come back in time, maybe only when the style changes again but we all support the same team whether people can afford to (or choose to) be there or not

It's sad that so many people left after last year. I hate comments like 'so called supporters' when we all support the same team some just had different views on playing style. We were down to 4500 fans at times many years back and I was still there, doesn't mean I'll always like a style of football or that I'm more or less a fan than someone who now comes ...

Each to their own view
On the back of their excellent start to the season the dugout has come under less audible abuse and has Cooper feeling like the supporters are starting to get what he wants the team to do.

WE have played 5 games this season...
3 of them will be fighting relegation and cov @craw will be mid table maks...
So 8 points from 15 is not a good start BUT that is only my opinion....

The talks about less cries from the fans is very strange.....
1000-1250 less fans surrley is telling you something and that is why you hear less cries,,,
Very strange again as i still see @ hear shouting and moaning and i have been in the townend and the don rogers stand this season
It's laughable for you to say the start of the season has not been good when we had to read your comments pontificating about relegation all through pre-season.
[quote][p][bold]dazzastfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfcflag[/bold] wrote: I think there are less comments because we are genuinly playing better and more attacking football, we now play 2 up front occasionally and 1500 people who used to be regulars and didn't like last years style no longer come. They may come back in time, maybe only when the style changes again but we all support the same team whether people can afford to (or choose to) be there or not It's sad that so many people left after last year. I hate comments like 'so called supporters' when we all support the same team some just had different views on playing style. We were down to 4500 fans at times many years back and I was still there, doesn't mean I'll always like a style of football or that I'm more or less a fan than someone who now comes ... Each to their own view[/p][/quote]On the back of their excellent start to the season the dugout has come under less audible abuse and has Cooper feeling like the supporters are starting to get what he wants the team to do. WE have played 5 games this season... 3 of them will be fighting relegation and cov @craw will be mid table maks... So 8 points from 15 is not a good start BUT that is only my opinion.... The talks about less cries from the fans is very strange..... 1000-1250 less fans surrley is telling you something and that is why you hear less cries,,, Very strange again as i still see @ hear shouting and moaning and i have been in the townend and the don rogers stand this season[/p][/quote]It's laughable for you to say the start of the season has not been good when we had to read your comments pontificating about relegation all through pre-season. akershaker
  • Score: 2

9:04am Tue 9 Sep 14

eyesrightskinbacktight says...

TheDukeOfBanbury wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Only French mustard then Duke?
No mustard.
Blood is red and required.
Urine is yellow , say no more.
Never argue with nature Den.
I think you might be dehydrated fella!!
KWhy has there been no new stories? I am aware that we've not had a game for a few days now but surely something can be reported on
[quote][p][bold]TheDukeOfBanbury[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Only French mustard then Duke?[/p][/quote]No mustard. Blood is red and required. Urine is yellow , say no more. Never argue with nature Den.[/p][/quote]I think you might be dehydrated fella!! KWhy has there been no new stories? I am aware that we've not had a game for a few days now but surely something can be reported on eyesrightskinbacktight
  • Score: 0

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