LiveMATCHDAY LIVE: Swindon Town v MK Dons

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Summary

  • REPORTING BY SAM MORSHEAD
  • Swindon hosts MK Dons in League One
  • FT: Town 1 MK Dons 0; Ritchie and Collins both claim goal
  • Lewington sent off for the Dons
  • Di Canio: "We were not at our best but it's a good win"
  • MK chairman prevents players and management from talking to media

6:06pm

It's good evening from me now and catch you all on Tuesday night, when Town visit Stoke in the second round of the Capital One Cup.

Another happy matchday for Swindon fans!

6:05pm

Right, thanks to all those who have been involved in 'Matchday Live' today.

In summary, Swindon Town beat MK Dons 1-0 at the County Ground, with James Collins touching Matt Ritchie's cross past David Martin just before half-time.

Dean Lewington was sent off for the away side for violent conduct after elbowing Simon Ferry, becoming the fourth Dons player to be dismissed in as many games this season.

Andy Williams hit the crossbar late on for Town, who move up to third with the win.

The visitors drop to 10th and Dons chairman Pete Winkleman banned his players and management staff from speaking to the media post-match.

He said that this was in the light of a series of what he feels were poor decisions by officials for three of the four red cards his side have received this season.

5:56pm

ADVERTISER CHIEF SPORTS WRITER SAM MORSHEAD: There were times when it wasn't pretty, when it needed the nitty gritty doing well and nerves to stay strong.

And Town managed all of that today against a side that is widely tipped to be challenging for promotion from League One.

Sure, you could argue that Swindon should have taken one or two more chances but really MK Dons barely had a sniff.

Let's face it, Wes Foderingham didn't have anything to do until the 91st minute when he smothered a Darren Potter shot from range.

The red card changed the game, but hardly in Town's favour if the general patterns of play are anything to go by.

MK Dons are evidently a decent team and, while Swindon fortunately played them at a time when they were missing four first-team regulars through suspension and injury, they still had to be put away.

This was a different Swindon than that which eased past Crawley. There was a stubborness there has to be admired.

On the playing field, everything points upwards for the Robins at the moment. Four games, four clean sheets, three wins and a trip to Premier League Stoke to come on Tuesday.

5:46pm

That's true. Goals - tick, clean sheets - tick, quality - tick, commitment - tick. All very rosey at the County Ground.

5:45pm

Town go up a place to third in the League One table, but are the only club in the division not to have conceded a goal so far this season.

Wes Foderingham has upped his clean sheet ratio to 28 from 45 games in total, four in four games this season and 12 in a row stretching back to last term.

Furthermore, the Robins will now become unbeaten at home IN ALL COMPETITIONS when the anniversary of their last defeat at the County Ground (a 3-1 loss to Southampton in the League Cup) comes around on August 30.

5:42pm

LEAGUE ONE FINAL SCORES: Bournemouth 1-1 Preston; Brentford 5-1 Crewe; Carlisle 4-2 Portsmouth; Colchester 1-1 Sheffield Utd; Coventry 2-2 Bury; Doncaster 0-1 Crawley; Leyton Orient P-P Hartlepool; Notts County 0-1 Walsall; Oldham 0-1 Stevenage; Scunthorpe 0-4 Yeovil; Shrewsbury 1-1 Tranmere; Swindon 1-0 MK Dons

5:38pm

Brilliant hyperbole. Let's remember we're only three games into the season. A good win but 43 matches remain.

5:33pm

Andy Williams is now with the press, and speaking about his frustration at not getting off the mark in a Town shirt.

He said: "If they could make the goals a few inches wider and higher that'd be handy.

"I've always been taught the harder I work the luckier I get. Hopefully the goals will start coming sooner rather than later."

5:31pm

Loving the confidence, Will, but let's keep our feet on the ground after three games.

5:29pm

De Vita has been playing out of his skin since the start of pre-season. Chuffed to see him doing so well.

5:28pm

James Collins on the red card handed to Dean Lewington: "Si's an honest lad and he's said he's caught him."

5:27pm

James Collins claiming the goal: "It did get a touch on my studs."

Matt Ritchie is not too fussed: "It doesn't matter. We defended from the front and we looked strong. Maybe we should have put the game to bed and scored a second but it was a good win.

"I didn't have a great game. It's nice to get man of the match but it was a team result today."

5:21pm

What did Swindon Town fans make of today's game?

Give us your tuppence-worth by commenting below, using the #stfcadver hashtag on Twitter and or emailing smorshead@swindonadvertiser.co.uk .

5:17pm

Paolo Di Canio did not think his side played their best football today but he was delighted with a victory over one of the teams he believes will be at the top end of the table come the end of the season.

He said: "It wasn't probably our best game but in the first half we played our football. Second half, to be honest I did not completely enjoy.

"At the end of the day it was a step forward for my team in a real test against one of the best sides in the league.

"Before the sending off we were the only team who showed they could win the game. Since that moment we didn't play the same football.

"I have to recognise that before that moment we were a better side, after this moment we were not a completely better side than them."

And on Dean Lewington's red card, given for an apparent elbow on Simon Ferry, Di Canio said: "I don't know if it was a violent reaction or if he wanted to keep the ball and put his elbow very hard."

5:10pm

Paolo Di Canio should be in front of the media shortly...

5:09pm

MK Dons chairman Pete Winkleman has not allowed his players or management staff to talk to the media.

He has put himself forward instead...

"I've seen video of and it wasn't even a free-kick. Lewington held ball, Swindon players come to get ball off him like we see a million times up and down the country.

"Swindon player has grabbed Dean by the throat and Dean has raised his elbow.

"Somehow that has been interpreted as a red card.

"I've come to the end of a game with huge disappointment, huge frustration and pretty upset about it."

What does everyone make of that?

Comment below, use the hashtag #stfcadver on Twitter or email smorshead@swindonadvertiser.co.uk .

4:59pm

FULL TIME: Swindon Town 1 MK Dons 0 - full reaction to come from the County Ground.

4:51pm

CHANCE FOR MK DONS (90 MINUTES): MK Dons stage a final rally and Darren Potter fires from distance. Wes Fdoeringham fumbles the initial save but leaps on the loose ball to calm a few Town nerves.

4:46pm

The torrential rain is back. Just down the road in Wycombe, Bristol Rovers' clash with the Chairboys has been abandoned because of the danger to players.

Rovers were 3-1 up as well.

4:43pm

CHANCE FOR TOWN (82 MINUTES): After a long spell of Phoney War games from both sides, Town suddenly get a golden chance to put the game to bed.

With play stretched, Williams gallops from halfway and into the MK Dons box before letting fly with a rasping effort that cannons back off the crossbar. Oh, so close for Swindon.

4:36pm

ADVERTISER CHIEF SPORTS WRITER SAM MORSHEAD: It's a war of attrition out there now and Town could do with a second just to settle any lingering nerves.

Karl Robinson has dealt very astutely with the tactical nightmare of having a centre-back sent off before half-time, and MK Dons are creating chances.

It's going to be a tight and tense last 10.

4:31pm

SUBSTITUTION: Alan Navarro replaces Raffa De Vita for Town (73 minutes)

4:26pm

CHANCE FOR TOWN (63 MINUTES): When Miller’s shot from 20 yards breaks to Williams, on his own, the former Yeovil man should do better than fire tamely at Martin.

4:19pm

CHANCE FOR TOWN (58 MINUTES): Flint has another glorious chance to put the hosts pretty much out of sight.

Matt Ritchie’s corner finds the centre-back making strides, unmarked, in the middle of the penalty area – but Flint can only get minimal contact on the ball and cannot direct his header on target.

4:03pm

Players are out, sun's out, second half - let's do this!

4:01pm

I'm being told by Adver photographer Dave Evans, who is pitchside, that Ritchie's "goal" actually had a last touch from James Collins.

We'll have to say what the players in question say about that later!

3:57pm

LEAGUE ONE HALF TIME SCORES: Bournemouth 0-0 Preston; Brentford 3-0 Crewe; Carlisle 1-0 Portsmouth; Colchester 0-1 Sheffield Utd; Coventry 2-0 Bury; Doncaster 0-0 Crawley; Leyton Orient P-P Hartlepool; Notts County 0-0 Walsall; Oldham 0-1 Stevenage; Scunthorpe 0-1 Yeovil; Shrewsbury 1-0 Tranmere; Swindon 1-0 MK Dons

3:51pm

GOAL 1-0 (Ritchie, 45): Town open the scoring in fortunate fashion against Crawley in midweek – and it’s in a similar style that they have taken the lead today.

Ritchie cuts in from the right and crosses on his left foot. Collins goes for the ball at the near post but doesn’t appear to get a touch and the centre ends up beating Martin.

Both players claim it. It doesn’t matter. What matters is Swindon lead at the break.

3:44pm

RED CARD - LEWINGTON, MK DONS (40 MINUTES): MK Dons are making an unhappy habit of having players sent off this season, and it’s continued at the County Ground.

As the lightning forks in the background over, Dean Lewington lashes out at Simon Ferry as the Robins midfielder tries to get the ball off him to take a quick free-kick.

He catches Ferry with a forearm to the face and it leaves referee Phillips with little choice but to brandish the red card.

Four dismissals in four games for MK Dons this season. Unforgiveable.

3:35pm

ADVERTISER CHIEF SPORTS WRITER SAM MORSHEAD: Town have been well on top over the course of the first half-hour. But for David Martin they'd be in a very comfortable position indeed.

MK Dons look nervous and hesitant, the crowd is loud and the thunder rumbling. Still, the atmosphere would be electric if the Robins can find the net before half-time.

3:32pm

Now Hartlepool's trip to Leyton Orient has had to be called off because the Pools bus got stuck on the M11.

Daft day in Football Land.

3:30pm

Lightning is on the horizon here in Swindon and the rumbles of thunder are closing in.

3:29pm

CHANCE FOR TOWN (23 MINUTES): Only the reactions of Martin in the Dons’ goal prevent the visitors from falling behind.


Ritchie delivers from the right, Collins gets ahead of his marker and his flicked header seems destined for the roof of the net, only for Martin to paw the ball over the bar.

3:19pm

CHANCE FOR TOWN (16 MINUTES): David Martin is called into action once again, getting down well to smother Raffa De Vita’s volley from 15 yards after James Collins’ initial shot deflected into his path.

3:15pm

CHANCE FOR TOWN (11 MINUTES): Matt Ritchie’s corner finds Andy Williams at the back post but, off-balance, the striker fires over the crossbar.

3:13pm

CHANCE FOR TOWN (NINE MINUTES): Swindon go close to opening the scoring. Matt Ritchie’s free-kick from the right lands at the feet of Aden Flint inside the area.


Flint has two tries at firing the ball goalwards, the second of which cannons of Dons stopper David Martin’s chest and away to safety.

2:59pm

The teams are out ahead of kick-off here at the County Ground. No Rockin' Robin haka pre-match was a surprise.

Thankfully, Drew Cameron has cleared the whole saga up quickly on Twitter.

2:55pm

Swindon Town is certainly spreading its wings all over the world. Thanks to Howard for getting in touch from north Africa.

2:53pm

Right, 10 minutes til the get-go here at SN1. As the Rocky music blurts out over the PA system, let me just fill you in on the way we can cover games on the Advertiser website.

Restrictions mean match updates can only be provided on a three-minute delay, so if you want up-to-the-minute coverage log onto Twitter and follow me @SamMorshead_SA.

Some updates will appear here but will be on delay.

Half-time and full-time quick reports and player reaction will be available as normal and 'Matchday Live' will also keep up aware of everything else going on around League One.

Hopefully that clears everything up... on with the game!

2:42pm

A word of warning from Lee on Twitter...
Absolutely, we're in for a cracking game of football this afternoon.

2:37pm

A little bit of light on the Paul Benson situation now, with the club saying:

"Paul Benson has a slight injury and not risked this afternoon."

Make what you want of that.

 

2:35pm

Another Town fan joining us from thousands of miles away...

2:29pm Sat 25 Aug 12

Anoldgreymoonraker says

Good to finally find this here ,seems like I will be able to follow the game ,it's dark still warm n well over 30 c from Nara Japan

When I was looking through the YouTube demographic breakdown in Italy I wondered who was viewing videos from Japan. Was it you?

2:31pm

Robbie Fowler is a guest of Swindon Town at today's game. He's pitchside at the moment talking to MK Dons boss Karl Robinson.

2:30pm

There's half-an-hour remaining until kick-off, so here's a reminder about how to get involved in the Advertiser's coverage on matchdays.

Voice your opinion via the comments section below, via Twitter by using the hashtag #stfcadver and by emailing smorshead@swindonadvertiser.co.uk .

2:21pm

The teams are out for their pre-match warm-ups now. And all of a sudden it's bright sunshine at the County Ground.

Let's call the weather 'British variable' today, shall we?

Spare a thought for those Reading fans, players and press making the return trip to Berkshire after their game was called off in August for a waterlogged pitch at Sunderland.

Still can't get over that.

2:18pm

2:01pm Sat 25 Aug 12

stevehalloz says

1-0 to Town, Williams to score, from sunny (but dark right now at 11pm) Sydney.

Hope you're enjoying the sunshine/darkness, Steve.

2:17pm

Martin Holmes is concerned by Town's options from the bench today...

2:15pm

TEAM NEWS: MK Dons have only named six subsitutes for this afternoon's game.

MK DONS: Martin; Otsemobor, McKenzie, Lewington, Chicksen; Potter, Chadwick; Powell, O'Shea, Bowditch; Lowe.

Substitutes: McLoughlin, MacDonald, Williams, Ibhere, Ali, Spence

2:10pm

We've just had a mini monsoon at the County Ground. Not sure the sprinklers were really necessary after that.

It's not as bad as at Sunderland, however, where the Black Cats' game with Reading has been called off for a waterlogged pitch.

A waterlogged pitch?! In the Premier League, in August?! That's just stupid.

2:07pm

Chris Smith named amongst the substitutes today, and Paul Benson not on the bench. No word on why just yet.

2:05pm

TEAM NEWS: Paolo Di Canio names an unchanged side to face MK Dons.


SWINDON TOWN: Foderingham; Devera, McCormack, Flint, McEveley; Ritchie, Miller, Ferry, De Vita; Williams, Collins
Substitutes: Bedwell, Thompson, Risser, Navarro, Rooney, Storey, Smith.

1:59pm

All of the MK Dons' suspended trio of Anthony Kay , Alan Smith and Stephen Gleeson have travelled to the County Ground this afternoon.

The trio are currently doing fitness work out on the pitch.

1:49pm

Sprinklers at the County Ground dumping LOTS of water on the pitch pre-match.

Perhaps manager Paolo Di Canio has asked for that to speed up the tempo during the game.

1:47pm

Long-distance prediction coming in from Ben Poole across the pond...

1:43pm

Swindon Town captain Alan McCormack talks about today's game in his programme notes:

"This afternoon we face an MK Dons side who have been in the top spots of League One over the last few years.

"Their manager, Karl Robinson, has done a great job there over the last few years and hsi team are playing some great stuff.

"Having done our homework on them, if we keep our discipline on and off the field then we will be in with a great chance of another positive result and three points."

1:40pm

More team news now, and we don't expect Troy Archibald-Henville to be involved today as he recovers from a slight knock.

1:35pm

That's a bit rich, Cheddar!

1:34pm

A bit of early team news for you now, as Paolo Di Canio has confirmed in his programme notes that Gary Roberts is not going to be involved today.

The winger is recovering from a calf injury but was walking into the County Ground earlier this afternoon minus the protective boot he has been sporting recently.

1:32pm

Swindon Advertiser reporter Andy Warren has waded in with his prediction:

 
Co-incidentally, what do Town fans make of Andy's exclusive story this morning that Millwall defender Darren Ward is being looked at by the Robins?
Is centre-back really a key area to be strengthening at present?

1:29pm

Kieran Turner has gone for a Swindon win, but for Wes Foderingham to concede. Is that some sort of blasphemy?

 

1:26pm

It's interesting that MK Dons are struggling to even slightly shed their "franchise" tag despite being into their ninth year of competition.

Will Milton Keynes ever be viewed by Town fans as a club in its own right?

Let us know your opinion by commenting below, using the #stfcadver hashtag on Twitter or emailing smorshead@swindonadvertiser.co.uk .

1:25pm

The first predictions of the day are coming in via Twitter and, perhaps unsurprisingly, there's a lot of positives vibes floating around Swindon Town cyberspace.

One thing's for sure, Gary, and that's the Karl Robinson v Paolo Di Canio clash will be box office in its own right!

1:22pm

In his programme notes today, Paolo Di Canio says of MK Dons:

"MK Dons coming to Swindon will give us a very good picture of where we are. They have done well over the last few seasons and are perhaps a step ahead of us at the moment.

"My players must not underestimate the challenge today because the first hour at Hartlepool United a week ago gave us a little lesson.

"The way we have been training is very encouraging and the signs are good going into today's game."

1:19pm

Hello, good afternoon and welcome everyone to the League One clash between Swindon Town and MK Dons.

After a win and a draw from their opening two league matches in 2012/13, Town go into today's game full of confidence against a side who have been up in the third-tier play-offs in each of the last three seasons.

Town haven't beaten the Dons at the County Ground since 2006, but that could all change this afternoon as Paolo Di Canio's men look to build on their 3-0 victory over Crawley in midweek.

Don't forget, you can get involved by using the hashtag #stfcadver on Twitter, commenting below or emailing smorshead@swindonadvertiser.co.uk .

Here we go...

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2:01pm Sat 25 Aug 12

stevehalloz says...

1-0 to Town, Williams to score, from sunny (but dark right now at 11pm) Sydney.
1-0 to Town, Williams to score, from sunny (but dark right now at 11pm) Sydney. stevehalloz
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2:29pm Sat 25 Aug 12

Anoldgreymoonraker says...

Good to finally find this here ,seems like I will be able to follow the game ,it's dark still warm n well over 30 c from Nara Japan
Good to finally find this here ,seems like I will be able to follow the game ,it's dark still warm n well over 30 c from Nara Japan Anoldgreymoonraker
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2:54pm Sat 25 Aug 12

manila-red says...

2-0 to Town. Williams to score the first. Cheering the boys on from here in the Philippines.
2-0 to Town. Williams to score the first. Cheering the boys on from here in the Philippines. manila-red
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2:56pm Sat 25 Aug 12

Anoldgreymoonraker says...

I did try to watch a few n try to watch the town on here when I can but not very good with puters , getting too old ta figure out the new /latest stuff ....:o))
I did try to watch a few n try to watch the town on here when I can but not very good with puters , getting too old ta figure out the new /latest stuff ....:o)) Anoldgreymoonraker
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3:09pm Sat 25 Aug 12

umpcah says...

Anoldgreymoonraker wrote:
I did try to watch a few n try to watch the town on here when I can but not very good with puters , getting too old ta figure out the new /latest stuff ....:o))
When you really fancy a challenge try the STFC website ! All the best.
[quote][p][bold]Anoldgreymoonraker[/bold] wrote: I did try to watch a few n try to watch the town on here when I can but not very good with puters , getting too old ta figure out the new /latest stuff ....:o))[/p][/quote]When you really fancy a challenge try the STFC website ! All the best. umpcah
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4:15pm Sat 25 Aug 12

TenerifeRed says...

listening to the game on the stfc player from Sunny Tenerife. 40c here and had a quick dip in the pool at half-time :)
seems the text commentaryu on the bbc is playing up today
listening to the game on the stfc player from Sunny Tenerife. 40c here and had a quick dip in the pool at half-time :) seems the text commentaryu on the bbc is playing up today TenerifeRed
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4:57pm Sat 25 Aug 12

Anoldgreymoonraker says...

Thank's for today ,please keep it up in the future, it's twitter I have trouble with ,just can't get back in .Real glad we won n clean sheet again too ....:o))
Thank's for today ,please keep it up in the future, it's twitter I have trouble with ,just can't get back in .Real glad we won n clean sheet again too ....:o)) Anoldgreymoonraker
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6:25pm Sat 25 Aug 12

SAPFanSTFC says...

Only 18,299 there today accroding to the BBC Website....yep EIGHTEEN thousand!?
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Mind you on the main League 1 page we've played 4 games and have 10pts as well....there on form this year!
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Have to say that had that been 4-0 MK couldn't have argued...although no doubt they'd have moaned - awful bunch of whingers!!
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Well done Town - simply something a bit special this season...bit more luck in front of goal and we'll but 6 or 7 past some of these teams....Stoke need to watch out for sure - their second team will need to be on their toes Tuesday.
Only 18,299 there today accroding to the BBC Website....yep EIGHTEEN thousand!? -- Mind you on the main League 1 page we've played 4 games and have 10pts as well....there on form this year! -- Have to say that had that been 4-0 MK couldn't have argued...although no doubt they'd have moaned - awful bunch of whingers!! -- Well done Town - simply something a bit special this season...bit more luck in front of goal and we'll but 6 or 7 past some of these teams....Stoke need to watch out for sure - their second team will need to be on their toes Tuesday. SAPFanSTFC
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6:36pm Sat 25 Aug 12

KeithMorganRules says...

It's not just the STFC site - the BBC and Sky both show league 1 as playing 4 games this season. I must have fallen asleep at some stage so far and missed one!!!
It's not just the STFC site - the BBC and Sky both show league 1 as playing 4 games this season. I must have fallen asleep at some stage so far and missed one!!! KeithMorganRules
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6:52pm Sat 25 Aug 12

London Red says...

First half was total domination and as people will be aware I had MK to be right up there - if that is the best then they might as well give us the trophy now!!!!!
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Will need to see the replay but it did look like he lashed out at Ferry - totally unnecessary too. Winkleman should focus his anger on his dirty team not the officials! There number 5 was lucky to stay on after hacking someone down minutes after being booked for decent!
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2nd half was as PdC not really enjoyable - but still despite them fianlly swapping from 4-5-0 and actually having a go in the last ten they only created one range effort!
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Glad that 19 didn't play all game he looked a right handfull
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Also disappointed with Powell their great hope - was expecting PdC I be having a word with him - but not o today's showing
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Really think Collins and Williams need a goal as it looks like they are trying too hard - if you know what I mean
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I wasn't at Crawley so Port Vale is my benchmark as the top performance - we were some way of that but still solid and never in danger
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ST are going to be great. Skye again as we will not concede many or drop many points at the CG this year that is for sure
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Pompy away probably next for me - looking forward to seeing us away as you get to see a different side to be team away
First half was total domination and as people will be aware I had MK to be right up there - if that is the best then they might as well give us the trophy now!!!!! . Will need to see the replay but it did look like he lashed out at Ferry - totally unnecessary too. Winkleman should focus his anger on his dirty team not the officials! There number 5 was lucky to stay on after hacking someone down minutes after being booked for decent! . 2nd half was as PdC not really enjoyable - but still despite them fianlly swapping from 4-5-0 and actually having a go in the last ten they only created one range effort! . Glad that 19 didn't play all game he looked a right handfull . Also disappointed with Powell their great hope - was expecting PdC I be having a word with him - but not o today's showing . Really think Collins and Williams need a goal as it looks like they are trying too hard - if you know what I mean . I wasn't at Crawley so Port Vale is my benchmark as the top performance - we were some way of that but still solid and never in danger . ST are going to be great. Skye again as we will not concede many or drop many points at the CG this year that is for sure . Pompy away probably next for me - looking forward to seeing us away as you get to see a different side to be team away London Red
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7:00pm Sat 25 Aug 12

London Red says...

Some dodgy phone typing there!
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As PdC said
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Long range effort
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PdC to have a word
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ST to be great value
Some dodgy phone typing there! . As PdC said . Long range effort . PdC to have a word . ST to be great value London Red
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7:07pm Sat 25 Aug 12

the don69 says...

Should have been out of sight by half-time!but I said to my two sons,it will be harder against ten men in the second half!why does that happen so much?they played better we played worse!MK are better with ten men,that's four in a row for them,they will have a big prob with suspensions later in the season!the stats are all wrong,gate and table,hopeless lot!bring on Stoke reserves,think we should rest one or two for Preston!!!!!!!!
Should have been out of sight by half-time!but I said to my two sons,it will be harder against ten men in the second half!why does that happen so much?they played better we played worse!MK are better with ten men,that's four in a row for them,they will have a big prob with suspensions later in the season!the stats are all wrong,gate and table,hopeless lot!bring on Stoke reserves,think we should rest one or two for Preston!!!!!!!! the don69
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7:12pm Sat 25 Aug 12

mikek says...

Wow what a first half by the Town total domination and it took some excellent goalkeeping and stern defending to keep Town out. Don't believe I have seen the Town play better.Williams and Collins lead the line so well and what some talent we have on show. Tommy Miller is simply magnificent and gives us so much balance. Flint had another fabulous match and was my MOM by a mile. Best game ever seen Di Vita play he was tearing their defender to shreds. Great game against one of the best sides in the Division so a good yardstick today for us. Second half MK pushed up quite a bit and played better than when they had 11 men but how unlucky was Williams hitting the bar with that fabulous run through and shot late on in the game. Well done Paolo and the players.
Wow what a first half by the Town total domination and it took some excellent goalkeeping and stern defending to keep Town out. Don't believe I have seen the Town play better.Williams and Collins lead the line so well and what some talent we have on show. Tommy Miller is simply magnificent and gives us so much balance. Flint had another fabulous match and was my MOM by a mile. Best game ever seen Di Vita play he was tearing their defender to shreds. Great game against one of the best sides in the Division so a good yardstick today for us. Second half MK pushed up quite a bit and played better than when they had 11 men but how unlucky was Williams hitting the bar with that fabulous run through and shot late on in the game. Well done Paolo and the players. mikek
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7:13pm Sat 25 Aug 12

SAPFanSTFC says...

KeithMorganRules wrote:
It's not just the STFC site - the BBC and Sky both show league 1 as playing 4 games this season. I must have fallen asleep at some stage so far and missed one!!!
I had to go back and double check I hadn't missed something :-)
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Preston away will be a tough one but I do feel we can beat anyone at the moment....an extra day rest until the Sunday following our big win over Stoke on Tuesday!
[quote][p][bold]KeithMorganRules[/bold] wrote: It's not just the STFC site - the BBC and Sky both show league 1 as playing 4 games this season. I must have fallen asleep at some stage so far and missed one!!![/p][/quote]I had to go back and double check I hadn't missed something :-) -- Preston away will be a tough one but I do feel we can beat anyone at the moment....an extra day rest until the Sunday following our big win over Stoke on Tuesday! SAPFanSTFC
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7:39pm Sat 25 Aug 12

the wizard says...

Well, RDV, where was todays form last season, you have certainly improved no end, well done.
Would like to know what the problem is with Macca, he wasn't 100% in the first half and I missed why he went down in the second, kids in front of me bobin up and down blocked my view.
As many have said we should have closed out this encounter in the first half. In the second half in fairness MK tried to make a game of it, and we had better get used to that, there will be plenty more doing just that as the season wears on, and we didn't really totally deal with that element, and we need to learn how to do that. Breaking down good teams must become our trade mark if we are to progress in a steadfast manner.
Despite Williams best efforts his finishing has yet to reach the standard of Austin or Cox and maybe that is why PDC is still looking for another.
There is a lot to yet come out of this team, but it does need to improve to maintain progress. Lots of work still to do and we will see by the end of October just how things are going to shape up in League One for us this season. I still think Flint needs to improve his distribution, and to me compared to the others still lacks finesse of any standard. Ferry picked up a silly yellow for dissent, why do it, back chatting a ref whose brain cells fell out with his hair gets you no where, and the lino in front of the DR was an idiot first class. WALLY.
This team as it is will do well, but it needs a lot more hard work on the training pitch to win L1, and a couple of additions. Second half was a taste of things to come playing some teams, regrettably. We are far from the finished promotion article, we have only played three league games and the season has barely started, still a long way to go, and near misses dont win games. Well done to WES for keeping yet another clean sheet.
Well, RDV, where was todays form last season, you have certainly improved no end, well done. Would like to know what the problem is with Macca, he wasn't 100% in the first half and I missed why he went down in the second, kids in front of me bobin up and down blocked my view. As many have said we should have closed out this encounter in the first half. In the second half in fairness MK tried to make a game of it, and we had better get used to that, there will be plenty more doing just that as the season wears on, and we didn't really totally deal with that element, and we need to learn how to do that. Breaking down good teams must become our trade mark if we are to progress in a steadfast manner. Despite Williams best efforts his finishing has yet to reach the standard of Austin or Cox and maybe that is why PDC is still looking for another. There is a lot to yet come out of this team, but it does need to improve to maintain progress. Lots of work still to do and we will see by the end of October just how things are going to shape up in League One for us this season. I still think Flint needs to improve his distribution, and to me compared to the others still lacks finesse of any standard. Ferry picked up a silly yellow for dissent, why do it, back chatting a ref whose brain cells fell out with his hair gets you no where, and the lino in front of the DR was an idiot first class. WALLY. This team as it is will do well, but it needs a lot more hard work on the training pitch to win L1, and a couple of additions. Second half was a taste of things to come playing some teams, regrettably. We are far from the finished promotion article, we have only played three league games and the season has barely started, still a long way to go, and near misses dont win games. Well done to WES for keeping yet another clean sheet. the wizard
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7:45pm Sat 25 Aug 12

Oi Den! says...

Great stuff again today. I thought MK looked nervous and tentative in the first half, and we looked like a team on fire. As Don says, the second half was always going to be tough but I thought we came through it well. The fact that they had only one shot of note in the whole game speaks volumes for our defending.
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By the way LR, it's pretty harsh when players are booked for being decent, isn't it? I suppose it would be a straight red for being indecent. And I'm glad you weren't at Crawley - because we played them at the County Ground!
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The sending off looked harsh to me. I thought Lewington was just shrugging Ferry off. That said, Lewington has been around long enough to know that if you raise your arm towards a player's face, you run a big risk. But I was very disappointed with the people in the Arkell's stand who applauded the ref off at half time. Since when did we ever applaud refs for doing their job properly? Could it be just that they
applauded him for doing us a favour?
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Pretty much joint favourites now - best price 13/2.
Great stuff again today. I thought MK looked nervous and tentative in the first half, and we looked like a team on fire. As Don says, the second half was always going to be tough but I thought we came through it well. The fact that they had only one shot of note in the whole game speaks volumes for our defending. . By the way LR, it's pretty harsh when players are booked for being decent, isn't it? I suppose it would be a straight red for being indecent. And I'm glad you weren't at Crawley - because we played them at the County Ground! . The sending off looked harsh to me. I thought Lewington was just shrugging Ferry off. That said, Lewington has been around long enough to know that if you raise your arm towards a player's face, you run a big risk. But I was very disappointed with the people in the Arkell's stand who applauded the ref off at half time. Since when did we ever applaud refs for doing their job properly? Could it be just that they applauded him for doing us a favour? . Pretty much joint favourites now - best price 13/2. Oi Den!
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7:45pm Sat 25 Aug 12

jayden says...

London Red wrote:
First half was total domination and as people will be aware I had MK to be right up there - if that is the best then they might as well give us the trophy now!!!!!
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Will need to see the replay but it did look like he lashed out at Ferry - totally unnecessary too. Winkleman should focus his anger on his dirty team not the officials! There number 5 was lucky to stay on after hacking someone down minutes after being booked for decent!
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2nd half was as PdC not really enjoyable - but still despite them fianlly swapping from 4-5-0 and actually having a go in the last ten they only created one range effort!
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Glad that 19 didn't play all game he looked a right handfull
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Also disappointed with Powell their great hope - was expecting PdC I be having a word with him - but not o today's showing
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Really think Collins and Williams need a goal as it looks like they are trying too hard - if you know what I mean
.
I wasn't at Crawley so Port Vale is my benchmark as the top performance - we were some way of that but still solid and never in danger
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ST are going to be great. Skye again as we will not concede many or drop many points at the CG this year that is for sure
.
Pompy away probably next for me - looking forward to seeing us away as you get to see a different side to be team away
The ref got it right a albow to Ferrys face as Ferry tried to get the ball off him.
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: First half was total domination and as people will be aware I had MK to be right up there - if that is the best then they might as well give us the trophy now!!!!! . Will need to see the replay but it did look like he lashed out at Ferry - totally unnecessary too. Winkleman should focus his anger on his dirty team not the officials! There number 5 was lucky to stay on after hacking someone down minutes after being booked for decent! . 2nd half was as PdC not really enjoyable - but still despite them fianlly swapping from 4-5-0 and actually having a go in the last ten they only created one range effort! . Glad that 19 didn't play all game he looked a right handfull . Also disappointed with Powell their great hope - was expecting PdC I be having a word with him - but not o today's showing . Really think Collins and Williams need a goal as it looks like they are trying too hard - if you know what I mean . I wasn't at Crawley so Port Vale is my benchmark as the top performance - we were some way of that but still solid and never in danger . ST are going to be great. Skye again as we will not concede many or drop many points at the CG this year that is for sure . Pompy away probably next for me - looking forward to seeing us away as you get to see a different side to be team away[/p][/quote]The ref got it right a albow to Ferrys face as Ferry tried to get the ball off him. jayden
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7:54pm Sat 25 Aug 12

mike1990 says...

jayden wrote:
London Red wrote:
First half was total domination and as people will be aware I had MK to be right up there - if that is the best then they might as well give us the trophy now!!!!!
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Will need to see the replay but it did look like he lashed out at Ferry - totally unnecessary too. Winkleman should focus his anger on his dirty team not the officials! There number 5 was lucky to stay on after hacking someone down minutes after being booked for decent!
.
2nd half was as PdC not really enjoyable - but still despite them fianlly swapping from 4-5-0 and actually having a go in the last ten they only created one range effort!
.
Glad that 19 didn't play all game he looked a right handfull
.
Also disappointed with Powell their great hope - was expecting PdC I be having a word with him - but not o today's showing
.
Really think Collins and Williams need a goal as it looks like they are trying too hard - if you know what I mean
.
I wasn't at Crawley so Port Vale is my benchmark as the top performance - we were some way of that but still solid and never in danger
.
ST are going to be great. Skye again as we will not concede many or drop many points at the CG this year that is for sure
.
Pompy away probably next for me - looking forward to seeing us away as you get to see a different side to be team away
The ref got it right a albow to Ferrys face as Ferry tried to get the ball off him.
Spot on Jayden,i had a clear view of that,well all these clean sheets,Wes should go into the Luandry Bisiness lol.
[quote][p][bold]jayden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: First half was total domination and as people will be aware I had MK to be right up there - if that is the best then they might as well give us the trophy now!!!!! . Will need to see the replay but it did look like he lashed out at Ferry - totally unnecessary too. Winkleman should focus his anger on his dirty team not the officials! There number 5 was lucky to stay on after hacking someone down minutes after being booked for decent! . 2nd half was as PdC not really enjoyable - but still despite them fianlly swapping from 4-5-0 and actually having a go in the last ten they only created one range effort! . Glad that 19 didn't play all game he looked a right handfull . Also disappointed with Powell their great hope - was expecting PdC I be having a word with him - but not o today's showing . Really think Collins and Williams need a goal as it looks like they are trying too hard - if you know what I mean . I wasn't at Crawley so Port Vale is my benchmark as the top performance - we were some way of that but still solid and never in danger . ST are going to be great. Skye again as we will not concede many or drop many points at the CG this year that is for sure . Pompy away probably next for me - looking forward to seeing us away as you get to see a different side to be team away[/p][/quote]The ref got it right a albow to Ferrys face as Ferry tried to get the ball off him.[/p][/quote]Spot on Jayden,i had a clear view of that,well all these clean sheets,Wes should go into the Luandry Bisiness lol. mike1990
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8:05pm Sat 25 Aug 12

the don69 says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Great stuff again today. I thought MK looked nervous and tentative in the first half, and we looked like a team on fire. As Don says, the second half was always going to be tough but I thought we came through it well. The fact that they had only one shot of note in the whole game speaks volumes for our defending.
.
By the way LR, it's pretty harsh when players are booked for being decent, isn't it? I suppose it would be a straight red for being indecent. And I'm glad you weren't at Crawley - because we played them at the County Ground!
.
The sending off looked harsh to me. I thought Lewington was just shrugging Ferry off. That said, Lewington has been around long enough to know that if you raise your arm towards a player's face, you run a big risk. But I was very disappointed with the people in the Arkell's stand who applauded the ref off at half time. Since when did we ever applaud refs for doing their job properly? Could it be just that they
applauded him for doing us a favour?
.
Pretty much joint favourites now - best price 13/2.
As you say Den joint favourites to go up,think Paolo should put a full team of reserves and youth out in the Pot at the Pox!Rest the payers,no injuries full effort on trying to get Dreamo's back to back auto Promo's,i'll put my hard Hat on now!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Great stuff again today. I thought MK looked nervous and tentative in the first half, and we looked like a team on fire. As Don says, the second half was always going to be tough but I thought we came through it well. The fact that they had only one shot of note in the whole game speaks volumes for our defending. . By the way LR, it's pretty harsh when players are booked for being decent, isn't it? I suppose it would be a straight red for being indecent. And I'm glad you weren't at Crawley - because we played them at the County Ground! . The sending off looked harsh to me. I thought Lewington was just shrugging Ferry off. That said, Lewington has been around long enough to know that if you raise your arm towards a player's face, you run a big risk. But I was very disappointed with the people in the Arkell's stand who applauded the ref off at half time. Since when did we ever applaud refs for doing their job properly? Could it be just that they applauded him for doing us a favour? . Pretty much joint favourites now - best price 13/2.[/p][/quote]As you say Den joint favourites to go up,think Paolo should put a full team of reserves and youth out in the Pot at the Pox!Rest the payers,no injuries full effort on trying to get Dreamo's back to back auto Promo's,i'll put my hard Hat on now!!!!!!!! the don69
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8:17pm Sat 25 Aug 12

London Red says...

Ha ha nice one Den
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Would be pretty harsh - especially as all our team would be constantly getting booked!
Ha ha nice one Den . Would be pretty harsh - especially as all our team would be constantly getting booked! London Red
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8:25pm Sat 25 Aug 12

Redhouse Red says...

Loved this feed today, was stuck at work ... :-(
Loved this feed today, was stuck at work ... :-( Redhouse Red
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8:26pm Sat 25 Aug 12

old town robin says...

jayden wrote:
London Red wrote:
First half was total domination and as people will be aware I had MK to be right up there - if that is the best then they might as well give us the trophy now!!!!!
.
Will need to see the replay but it did look like he lashed out at Ferry - totally unnecessary too. Winkleman should focus his anger on his dirty team not the officials! There number 5 was lucky to stay on after hacking someone down minutes after being booked for decent!
.
2nd half was as PdC not really enjoyable - but still despite them fianlly swapping from 4-5-0 and actually having a go in the last ten they only created one range effort!
.
Glad that 19 didn't play all game he looked a right handfull
.
Also disappointed with Powell their great hope - was expecting PdC I be having a word with him - but not o today's showing
.
Really think Collins and Williams need a goal as it looks like they are trying too hard - if you know what I mean
.
I wasn't at Crawley so Port Vale is my benchmark as the top performance - we were some way of that but still solid and never in danger
.
ST are going to be great. Skye again as we will not concede many or drop many points at the CG this year that is for sure
.
Pompy away probably next for me - looking forward to seeing us away as you get to see a different side to be team away
The ref got it right a albow to Ferrys face as Ferry tried to get the ball off him.
It's about all he did get right, (he took advise from lino on the Arkell stand side). judging by the reaction of the DR stand the lino on that side didn't get much right either.

Spoke with Jay as we left the legends after the game and asked if he got his tooth back off Paolo, think he did as he's hoping for a fiver from the tooth fairy.
[quote][p][bold]jayden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: First half was total domination and as people will be aware I had MK to be right up there - if that is the best then they might as well give us the trophy now!!!!! . Will need to see the replay but it did look like he lashed out at Ferry - totally unnecessary too. Winkleman should focus his anger on his dirty team not the officials! There number 5 was lucky to stay on after hacking someone down minutes after being booked for decent! . 2nd half was as PdC not really enjoyable - but still despite them fianlly swapping from 4-5-0 and actually having a go in the last ten they only created one range effort! . Glad that 19 didn't play all game he looked a right handfull . Also disappointed with Powell their great hope - was expecting PdC I be having a word with him - but not o today's showing . Really think Collins and Williams need a goal as it looks like they are trying too hard - if you know what I mean . I wasn't at Crawley so Port Vale is my benchmark as the top performance - we were some way of that but still solid and never in danger . ST are going to be great. Skye again as we will not concede many or drop many points at the CG this year that is for sure . Pompy away probably next for me - looking forward to seeing us away as you get to see a different side to be team away[/p][/quote]The ref got it right a albow to Ferrys face as Ferry tried to get the ball off him.[/p][/quote]It's about all he did get right, (he took advise from lino on the Arkell stand side). judging by the reaction of the DR stand the lino on that side didn't get much right either. Spoke with Jay as we left the legends after the game and asked if he got his tooth back off Paolo, think he did as he's hoping for a fiver from the tooth fairy. old town robin
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8:38pm Sat 25 Aug 12

mikek says...

old town robin wrote:
jayden wrote:
London Red wrote:
First half was total domination and as people will be aware I had MK to be right up there - if that is the best then they might as well give us the trophy now!!!!!
.
Will need to see the replay but it did look like he lashed out at Ferry - totally unnecessary too. Winkleman should focus his anger on his dirty team not the officials! There number 5 was lucky to stay on after hacking someone down minutes after being booked for decent!
.
2nd half was as PdC not really enjoyable - but still despite them fianlly swapping from 4-5-0 and actually having a go in the last ten they only created one range effort!
.
Glad that 19 didn't play all game he looked a right handfull
.
Also disappointed with Powell their great hope - was expecting PdC I be having a word with him - but not o today's showing
.
Really think Collins and Williams need a goal as it looks like they are trying too hard - if you know what I mean
.
I wasn't at Crawley so Port Vale is my benchmark as the top performance - we were some way of that but still solid and never in danger
.
ST are going to be great. Skye again as we will not concede many or drop many points at the CG this year that is for sure
.
Pompy away probably next for me - looking forward to seeing us away as you get to see a different side to be team away
The ref got it right a albow to Ferrys face as Ferry tried to get the ball off him.
It's about all he did get right, (he took advise from lino on the Arkell stand side). judging by the reaction of the DR stand the lino on that side didn't get much right either.

Spoke with Jay as we left the legends after the game and asked if he got his tooth back off Paolo, think he did as he's hoping for a fiver from the tooth fairy.
4th official saw the incident and spoke to the ref the Linesman at the Arkells side never did a thing never even flagged. I thought the officials today were yet again shocking and missed quite a bit.
[quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jayden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: First half was total domination and as people will be aware I had MK to be right up there - if that is the best then they might as well give us the trophy now!!!!! . Will need to see the replay but it did look like he lashed out at Ferry - totally unnecessary too. Winkleman should focus his anger on his dirty team not the officials! There number 5 was lucky to stay on after hacking someone down minutes after being booked for decent! . 2nd half was as PdC not really enjoyable - but still despite them fianlly swapping from 4-5-0 and actually having a go in the last ten they only created one range effort! . Glad that 19 didn't play all game he looked a right handfull . Also disappointed with Powell their great hope - was expecting PdC I be having a word with him - but not o today's showing . Really think Collins and Williams need a goal as it looks like they are trying too hard - if you know what I mean . I wasn't at Crawley so Port Vale is my benchmark as the top performance - we were some way of that but still solid and never in danger . ST are going to be great. Skye again as we will not concede many or drop many points at the CG this year that is for sure . Pompy away probably next for me - looking forward to seeing us away as you get to see a different side to be team away[/p][/quote]The ref got it right a albow to Ferrys face as Ferry tried to get the ball off him.[/p][/quote]It's about all he did get right, (he took advise from lino on the Arkell stand side). judging by the reaction of the DR stand the lino on that side didn't get much right either. Spoke with Jay as we left the legends after the game and asked if he got his tooth back off Paolo, think he did as he's hoping for a fiver from the tooth fairy.[/p][/quote]4th official saw the incident and spoke to the ref the Linesman at the Arkells side never did a thing never even flagged. I thought the officials today were yet again shocking and missed quite a bit. mikek
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8:39pm Sat 25 Aug 12

the don69 says...

Bit of news chaps,Lee Clark has said Caddis is not joining the Blues?what's going on???????
Bit of news chaps,Lee Clark has said Caddis is not joining the Blues?what's going on??????? the don69
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9:06pm Sat 25 Aug 12

jayden says...

the don69 wrote:
Bit of news chaps,Lee Clark has said Caddis is not joining the Blues?what's going on???????
never was going their they have no money.Ipswitch town as shefield u have no money either.
[quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: Bit of news chaps,Lee Clark has said Caddis is not joining the Blues?what's going on???????[/p][/quote]never was going their they have no money.Ipswitch town as shefield u have no money either. jayden
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9:12pm Sat 25 Aug 12

the wizard says...

the don69 wrote:
Bit of news chaps,Lee Clark has said Caddis is not joining the Blues?what's going on???????
News from a guy who is a S/T in the DR, who regularly watches training. He said that Caddis spoke for many when he asked for some time off on a Sunday. It all centred around the trip away,(Italy) and the twice a day training on return. Its alleged that is was then that PDC flipped his lid..

It also seems that the Brumm story came from PC's agent, who touted him there.

The general feeling this afternoon was that the whole affair had been handled by the club in a very poor manner, and should have not come into the public arena the way it has. many pointed the finger at Wray, saying he needs to get hold of these things and HE should be the one doing the talking, not PDC who is quoted and taken out of context.
[quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: Bit of news chaps,Lee Clark has said Caddis is not joining the Blues?what's going on???????[/p][/quote]News from a guy who is a S/T in the DR, who regularly watches training. He said that Caddis spoke for many when he asked for some time off on a Sunday. It all centred around the trip away,(Italy) and the twice a day training on return. Its alleged that is was then that PDC flipped his lid.. It also seems that the Brumm story came from PC's agent, who touted him there. The general feeling this afternoon was that the whole affair had been handled by the club in a very poor manner, and should have not come into the public arena the way it has. many pointed the finger at Wray, saying he needs to get hold of these things and HE should be the one doing the talking, not PDC who is quoted and taken out of context. the wizard
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9:18pm Sat 25 Aug 12

Another view says...

This is probably a sign of things to come, more organised teams playing it tight, and turning it into a game of chess for long spells. The DR was quiet most of the time, which I think was a sign of nerves.

I was getting impatient at times, but thankfully the players stuck at their task. Slowly things are falling into place.
This is probably a sign of things to come, more organised teams playing it tight, and turning it into a game of chess for long spells. The DR was quiet most of the time, which I think was a sign of nerves. I was getting impatient at times, but thankfully the players stuck at their task. Slowly things are falling into place. Another view
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9:24pm Sat 25 Aug 12

mike1990 says...

jayden wrote:
the don69 wrote:
Bit of news chaps,Lee Clark has said Caddis is not joining the Blues?what's going on???????
never was going their they have no money.Ipswitch town as shefield u have no money either.
If hes not going to Birmingham then,PDC should play him at Stoke and give someone a rest.
[quote][p][bold]jayden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: Bit of news chaps,Lee Clark has said Caddis is not joining the Blues?what's going on???????[/p][/quote]never was going their they have no money.Ipswitch town as shefield u have no money either.[/p][/quote]If hes not going to Birmingham then,PDC should play him at Stoke and give someone a rest. mike1990
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9:44pm Sat 25 Aug 12

dreamofacleansheet2 says...

Right, seriously ladies and gentleman you are watching the birth of a squad that is going to win the league.

I'll keep saying it until I'm blue in the face cleen sheets win titles. The sending off was a complete red herring. We absolutely played them off the park the first half. Yes we are not taking all our chances but some of football in the first half was exceptional.

Second half we lost our shape and rushed it. Should have taken time and stuck it on the deck and the goals would have come.

I thought the keeper got a touch on Williams shot that hit the bar after his superb run. The upside on him not scoring is that his odds will be bigger Tuesday. He's going to score a hatful.

2/1 on the clean sheet from Paddy Power was a gift today, shame my 4-0 didn't come in.

I can't believe we are still going on about Paul Caddis, let's move one, back the manager and team who will learn and get better.

Back to back promotions coming. Watching the birth of a managerial legend (whether you agree about Caddis or not). Personally love the fact we have a manager with such exacting standards which is producing results.
Right, seriously ladies and gentleman you are watching the birth of a squad that is going to win the league. I'll keep saying it until I'm blue in the face cleen sheets win titles. The sending off was a complete red herring. We absolutely played them off the park the first half. Yes we are not taking all our chances but some of football in the first half was exceptional. Second half we lost our shape and rushed it. Should have taken time and stuck it on the deck and the goals would have come. I thought the keeper got a touch on Williams shot that hit the bar after his superb run. The upside on him not scoring is that his odds will be bigger Tuesday. He's going to score a hatful. 2/1 on the clean sheet from Paddy Power was a gift today, shame my 4-0 didn't come in. I can't believe we are still going on about Paul Caddis, let's move one, back the manager and team who will learn and get better. Back to back promotions coming. Watching the birth of a managerial legend (whether you agree about Caddis or not). Personally love the fact we have a manager with such exacting standards which is producing results. dreamofacleansheet2
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9:46pm Sat 25 Aug 12

billbst says...

Without doubt a very good result. Agree that the first half performance was good. Tight unit hard to break down. Front pairing who worked hard to unsettle the back four when they had the ball. Chances created by pushing the ball around and plenty of sharp movement off the ball. This level of movement dropped in the second half and resulted in us hitting more hopeful balls. The franchise stuck to it well in second half although I only saw one shot of note all game which Wes scrambled a bit for. Very encouraging team performance but have to say that Rafa was a joy to watch first half. Williams will get a goal soon and Collins should be credited with the one today. With a few under their belt they are going to be so hard to handle. Still smiling!
Without doubt a very good result. Agree that the first half performance was good. Tight unit hard to break down. Front pairing who worked hard to unsettle the back four when they had the ball. Chances created by pushing the ball around and plenty of sharp movement off the ball. This level of movement dropped in the second half and resulted in us hitting more hopeful balls. The franchise stuck to it well in second half although I only saw one shot of note all game which Wes scrambled a bit for. Very encouraging team performance but have to say that Rafa was a joy to watch first half. Williams will get a goal soon and Collins should be credited with the one today. With a few under their belt they are going to be so hard to handle. Still smiling! billbst
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10:23pm Sat 25 Aug 12

London Red says...

The Lino in front of the Arkells made the call. The ref went over to him and then went up to Lewington and did the elbow move and flashed the red
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I only caught it out of the corner of my eye and was near that Lino. Whether he saw he whole thing or just the part I did???
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Alan McLaughlin said he didn't think it was a red
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As I said would need to see it again on TV to see for sure but what I did see was his arm up in Ferry's face area which you simply can't do
The Lino in front of the Arkells made the call. The ref went over to him and then went up to Lewington and did the elbow move and flashed the red . I only caught it out of the corner of my eye and was near that Lino. Whether he saw he whole thing or just the part I did??? . Alan McLaughlin said he didn't think it was a red . As I said would need to see it again on TV to see for sure but what I did see was his arm up in Ferry's face area which you simply can't do London Red
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10:51pm Sat 25 Aug 12

Oi Den! says...

Absolutely right LR. But to be honest, I think the game's gone a bit soft with this "you can't raise your arm" stuff. Football is a physical game and it's more often than not a feisty game. Obviously, if someone deliberately smashes an elbow into someone's face, he's got to go. But I thought the Lewington / Ferry thing was no more than a competitive niggle - yellow card at worst.
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As for the complaints about the officials (again)... well, yes, they probably got some things wrong. Could somebody please direct me to the human being who would never make a mistake while refereeing a football match? Where are all the people who could do it better than these blokes? I think we also need to recognise that sometimes we have a better view than the officials and sometimes they have a better view than us. But football was never meant to be perfect - and that's the fascination of it. God save us from the refereeing robot.
Absolutely right LR. But to be honest, I think the game's gone a bit soft with this "you can't raise your arm" stuff. Football is a physical game and it's more often than not a feisty game. Obviously, if someone deliberately smashes an elbow into someone's face, he's got to go. But I thought the Lewington / Ferry thing was no more than a competitive niggle - yellow card at worst. . As for the complaints about the officials (again)... well, yes, they probably got some things wrong. Could somebody please direct me to the human being who would never make a mistake while refereeing a football match? Where are all the people who could do it better than these blokes? I think we also need to recognise that sometimes we have a better view than the officials and sometimes they have a better view than us. But football was never meant to be perfect - and that's the fascination of it. God save us from the refereeing robot. Oi Den!
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11:03pm Sat 25 Aug 12

joey butler says...

We all need to be much more honest.

Town should have won 4 or 5 nil today, against 10 men and even before.

I simply cannot understand what is going on with Benson, by far and away our best player since he joined.

Benson would have easily put away at least a couple of the missed chances, the result is nothing short of a disgrace. We should be top of the league this evening.
We all need to be much more honest. Town should have won 4 or 5 nil today, against 10 men and even before. I simply cannot understand what is going on with Benson, by far and away our best player since he joined. Benson would have easily put away at least a couple of the missed chances, the result is nothing short of a disgrace. We should be top of the league this evening. joey butler
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11:06pm Sat 25 Aug 12

the wizard says...

And to top it all, they have totally destroyed the meals set up in the Legends. No carvery, for which there was often a healthy queue. The food now is unappealing and expensive for what it is. The guy on the burger van outside is annoyed because the club have enforced a price rise on him. Totally spoilt what was a steady good thing, no more meal deals.
I hear the Supporters Club have serious issues with this. The Legends is now run by the serial clowns who make a lash up of running the concessions under the the DR and Arkells, the self same who run out of stuff on a regular basis. Why alter something that worked well. Total disaster.
And to top it all, they have totally destroyed the meals set up in the Legends. No carvery, for which there was often a healthy queue. The food now is unappealing and expensive for what it is. The guy on the burger van outside is annoyed because the club have enforced a price rise on him. Totally spoilt what was a steady good thing, no more meal deals. I hear the Supporters Club have serious issues with this. The Legends is now run by the serial clowns who make a lash up of running the concessions under the the DR and Arkells, the self same who run out of stuff on a regular basis. Why alter something that worked well. Total disaster. the wizard
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11:12pm Sat 25 Aug 12

joey butler says...

the wizard wrote:
And to top it all, they have totally destroyed the meals set up in the Legends. No carvery, for which there was often a healthy queue. The food now is unappealing and expensive for what it is. The guy on the burger van outside is annoyed because the club have enforced a price rise on him. Totally spoilt what was a steady good thing, no more meal deals.
I hear the Supporters Club have serious issues with this. The Legends is now run by the serial clowns who make a lash up of running the concessions under the the DR and Arkells, the self same who run out of stuff on a regular basis. Why alter something that worked well. Total disaster.
With respect Wizard,

I don't much much care about the food, what about the truely pathetic result?

Please refer to my recent post above.
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: And to top it all, they have totally destroyed the meals set up in the Legends. No carvery, for which there was often a healthy queue. The food now is unappealing and expensive for what it is. The guy on the burger van outside is annoyed because the club have enforced a price rise on him. Totally spoilt what was a steady good thing, no more meal deals. I hear the Supporters Club have serious issues with this. The Legends is now run by the serial clowns who make a lash up of running the concessions under the the DR and Arkells, the self same who run out of stuff on a regular basis. Why alter something that worked well. Total disaster.[/p][/quote]With respect Wizard, I don't much much care about the food, what about the truely pathetic result? Please refer to my recent post above. joey butler
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11:13pm Sat 25 Aug 12

Oi Den! says...

joey butler wrote:
We all need to be much more honest.

Town should have won 4 or 5 nil today, against 10 men and even before.

I simply cannot understand what is going on with Benson, by far and away our best player since he joined.

Benson would have easily put away at least a couple of the missed chances, the result is nothing short of a disgrace. We should be top of the league this evening.
Come off it Joey. We won - and one of the reasons we won was the tireless running of our front two. Disgrace? I think you should reconsider.
[quote][p][bold]joey butler[/bold] wrote: We all need to be much more honest. Town should have won 4 or 5 nil today, against 10 men and even before. I simply cannot understand what is going on with Benson, by far and away our best player since he joined. Benson would have easily put away at least a couple of the missed chances, the result is nothing short of a disgrace. We should be top of the league this evening.[/p][/quote]Come off it Joey. We won - and one of the reasons we won was the tireless running of our front two. Disgrace? I think you should reconsider. Oi Den!
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11:16pm Sat 25 Aug 12

the wizard says...

The only reason I can think of as to why PDC didn't put Benson on is that he is hoping the guys will get their form and their aim on track. Have to admit, many slagged off Connell, but we had some chances today that were so good and some against Crawley that were golden. Trying too hard maybe, but we need those goals. I'm sure they will come, just hope we don't have to wait too long. One tactic I do like is the chasing down of the goalie, it brought about several mistakes and with better luck we could have made more from those errors. Its promising anyway, the seeds of effort and success are there
The only reason I can think of as to why PDC didn't put Benson on is that he is hoping the guys will get their form and their aim on track. Have to admit, many slagged off Connell, but we had some chances today that were so good and some against Crawley that were golden. Trying too hard maybe, but we need those goals. I'm sure they will come, just hope we don't have to wait too long. One tactic I do like is the chasing down of the goalie, it brought about several mistakes and with better luck we could have made more from those errors. Its promising anyway, the seeds of effort and success are there the wizard
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11:24pm Sat 25 Aug 12

Steve. Brentford says...

joey butler wrote:
We all need to be much more honest.

Town should have won 4 or 5 nil today, against 10 men and even before.

I simply cannot understand what is going on with Benson, by far and away our best player since he joined.

Benson would have easily put away at least a couple of the missed chances, the result is nothing short of a disgrace. We should be top of the league this evening.
Apparently Benson is carrying a slight injury and was not played for fear of exaggerating it,not sure i agree with the "nothing short of a disgrace" but you are entitled to your opinion, and what a keeper we have eh Joey, i never thought i would see a Keeper play for Swindon who gets clean sheets for fun.Hope your well and keeping your chin up, take care.
[quote][p][bold]joey butler[/bold] wrote: We all need to be much more honest. Town should have won 4 or 5 nil today, against 10 men and even before. I simply cannot understand what is going on with Benson, by far and away our best player since he joined. Benson would have easily put away at least a couple of the missed chances, the result is nothing short of a disgrace. We should be top of the league this evening.[/p][/quote]Apparently Benson is carrying a slight injury and was not played for fear of exaggerating it,not sure i agree with the "nothing short of a disgrace" but you are entitled to your opinion, and what a keeper we have eh Joey, i never thought i would see a Keeper play for Swindon who gets clean sheets for fun.Hope your well and keeping your chin up, take care. Steve. Brentford
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11:26pm Sat 25 Aug 12

joey butler says...

Oi Den! wrote:
joey butler wrote:
We all need to be much more honest.

Town should have won 4 or 5 nil today, against 10 men and even before.

I simply cannot understand what is going on with Benson, by far and away our best player since he joined.

Benson would have easily put away at least a couple of the missed chances, the result is nothing short of a disgrace. We should be top of the league this evening.
Come off it Joey. We won - and one of the reasons we won was the tireless running of our front two. Disgrace? I think you should reconsider.
Very sorry Den, But I stand by my comments 100%.

We were great in the first half, but could not score, but for the lucky goal on half time.

And in the second half, we should have extended the lead to 4-0 or more.

If that is the best we can do, we can forget about promotion right now and I just cannot believe that PDC hid behind MK getting the man sent off!! His BBC interview refers.

We should have won easily, simple as that.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]joey butler[/bold] wrote: We all need to be much more honest. Town should have won 4 or 5 nil today, against 10 men and even before. I simply cannot understand what is going on with Benson, by far and away our best player since he joined. Benson would have easily put away at least a couple of the missed chances, the result is nothing short of a disgrace. We should be top of the league this evening.[/p][/quote]Come off it Joey. We won - and one of the reasons we won was the tireless running of our front two. Disgrace? I think you should reconsider.[/p][/quote]Very sorry Den, But I stand by my comments 100%. We were great in the first half, but could not score, but for the lucky goal on half time. And in the second half, we should have extended the lead to 4-0 or more. If that is the best we can do, we can forget about promotion right now and I just cannot believe that PDC hid behind MK getting the man sent off!! His BBC interview refers. We should have won easily, simple as that. joey butler
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11:36pm Sat 25 Aug 12

joey butler says...

Steve. Brentford wrote:
joey butler wrote:
We all need to be much more honest.

Town should have won 4 or 5 nil today, against 10 men and even before.

I simply cannot understand what is going on with Benson, by far and away our best player since he joined.

Benson would have easily put away at least a couple of the missed chances, the result is nothing short of a disgrace. We should be top of the league this evening.
Apparently Benson is carrying a slight injury and was not played for fear of exaggerating it,not sure i agree with the "nothing short of a disgrace" but you are entitled to your opinion, and what a keeper we have eh Joey, i never thought i would see a Keeper play for Swindon who gets clean sheets for fun.Hope your well and keeping your chin up, take care.
Steve,

I am aware of Benson's 'slight knock' but just think we should have destoyed MK today.

Agree with you about Sir Wes 100%.

And your other comments are very much appreciated, thank you Steve.
[quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]joey butler[/bold] wrote: We all need to be much more honest. Town should have won 4 or 5 nil today, against 10 men and even before. I simply cannot understand what is going on with Benson, by far and away our best player since he joined. Benson would have easily put away at least a couple of the missed chances, the result is nothing short of a disgrace. We should be top of the league this evening.[/p][/quote]Apparently Benson is carrying a slight injury and was not played for fear of exaggerating it,not sure i agree with the "nothing short of a disgrace" but you are entitled to your opinion, and what a keeper we have eh Joey, i never thought i would see a Keeper play for Swindon who gets clean sheets for fun.Hope your well and keeping your chin up, take care.[/p][/quote]Steve, I am aware of Benson's 'slight knock' but just think we should have destoyed MK today. Agree with you about Sir Wes 100%. And your other comments are very much appreciated, thank you Steve. joey butler
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11:42pm Sat 25 Aug 12

joey butler says...

Sorry, should read 'should have destroyed MK'
Sorry, should read 'should have destroyed MK' joey butler
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12:09am Sun 26 Aug 12

Oi Den! says...

joey butler wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
joey butler wrote:
We all need to be much more honest.

Town should have won 4 or 5 nil today, against 10 men and even before.

I simply cannot understand what is going on with Benson, by far and away our best player since he joined.

Benson would have easily put away at least a couple of the missed chances, the result is nothing short of a disgrace. We should be top of the league this evening.
Come off it Joey. We won - and one of the reasons we won was the tireless running of our front two. Disgrace? I think you should reconsider.
Very sorry Den, But I stand by my comments 100%.

We were great in the first half, but could not score, but for the lucky goal on half time.

And in the second half, we should have extended the lead to 4-0 or more.

If that is the best we can do, we can forget about promotion right now and I just cannot believe that PDC hid behind MK getting the man sent off!! His BBC interview refers.

We should have won easily, simple as that.
We'll never agree on this one Joey. A hard fought 1-0 win, against a good side smarting from being reduced to 10 men, will do me just fine.
[quote][p][bold]joey butler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]joey butler[/bold] wrote: We all need to be much more honest. Town should have won 4 or 5 nil today, against 10 men and even before. I simply cannot understand what is going on with Benson, by far and away our best player since he joined. Benson would have easily put away at least a couple of the missed chances, the result is nothing short of a disgrace. We should be top of the league this evening.[/p][/quote]Come off it Joey. We won - and one of the reasons we won was the tireless running of our front two. Disgrace? I think you should reconsider.[/p][/quote]Very sorry Den, But I stand by my comments 100%. We were great in the first half, but could not score, but for the lucky goal on half time. And in the second half, we should have extended the lead to 4-0 or more. If that is the best we can do, we can forget about promotion right now and I just cannot believe that PDC hid behind MK getting the man sent off!! His BBC interview refers. We should have won easily, simple as that.[/p][/quote]We'll never agree on this one Joey. A hard fought 1-0 win, against a good side smarting from being reduced to 10 men, will do me just fine. Oi Den!
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12:28am Sun 26 Aug 12

the wizard says...

Den,
I think we played better against 11 men as opposed to their second half 10.
That said, they put five across the middle and we didn't cope with that as well as we might. Being a long standing Town supporter I know 1-0 is never enough,and towards the end I thought they may just get one and steal a point.
Truth of the matter is we should have done better earlier in the game. Our finishing is too hurried and it is letting us down.
JB has a point and so do you, I can see both. Its early days yet and another 43 games to play. I don't see an easy game amongst them. Gone are the days when we can take results for granted, this season will be much harder, so we must take our chances when they present themselves. I think its going to get quite difficult for us, we have just had a magnificent season, this one will be completely different, teams and managers will already be wise to us, and a lot more prepared. Time to turn in, but at least I can afford a smile tonight, 3 points are always nice.
Den, I think we played better against 11 men as opposed to their second half 10. That said, they put five across the middle and we didn't cope with that as well as we might. Being a long standing Town supporter I know 1-0 is never enough,and towards the end I thought they may just get one and steal a point. Truth of the matter is we should have done better earlier in the game. Our finishing is too hurried and it is letting us down. JB has a point and so do you, I can see both. Its early days yet and another 43 games to play. I don't see an easy game amongst them. Gone are the days when we can take results for granted, this season will be much harder, so we must take our chances when they present themselves. I think its going to get quite difficult for us, we have just had a magnificent season, this one will be completely different, teams and managers will already be wise to us, and a lot more prepared. Time to turn in, but at least I can afford a smile tonight, 3 points are always nice. the wizard
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12:49am Sun 26 Aug 12

Wilesy says...

Thought we played really well today, again, there's a real feel good factor at the CG. For me the only thing from the whole afternoon that could have been improved is the finishing, but the effort from the front two is fantastic. In particular Williams is a joy to watch while Collins is neat and tidy. Goals will come have no fear.

MOM for me was Flint, a rock at the heart of our defence. He came out on top in everything he did, unbelievable that anyone could criticise his performance today.

De Vita a close second for MOM, great skills and he even won a tackle!

Jays long passes to Ritchie were fantastic, and Devera very steady at right back again.

To keep one of the favourites for the league to basically one shot is very very good.
Thought we played really well today, again, there's a real feel good factor at the CG. For me the only thing from the whole afternoon that could have been improved is the finishing, but the effort from the front two is fantastic. In particular Williams is a joy to watch while Collins is neat and tidy. Goals will come have no fear. MOM for me was Flint, a rock at the heart of our defence. He came out on top in everything he did, unbelievable that anyone could criticise his performance today. De Vita a close second for MOM, great skills and he even won a tackle! Jays long passes to Ritchie were fantastic, and Devera very steady at right back again. To keep one of the favourites for the league to basically one shot is very very good. Wilesy
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12:50am Sun 26 Aug 12

Oi Den! says...

Wiz, I agree with all that. But we won, we thoroughly deserved to win, and i am bl00dy delighted about it. This is a squad with strength, pace and knowhow. And those two lads up front will get their share of goals. many reasons to be cheerful. Just about staying awake for our bit on the FL show!
Wiz, I agree with all that. But we won, we thoroughly deserved to win, and i am bl00dy delighted about it. This is a squad with strength, pace and knowhow. And those two lads up front will get their share of goals. many reasons to be cheerful. Just about staying awake for our bit on the FL show! Oi Den!
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12:56am Sun 26 Aug 12

mikek says...

How could Benson have come on today not even on the bench. Obviously carrying an injury as is Roberts and TAH. The MK defence played superbly and the Keeper was excellent and certainly kept them in the game in the first half especially where our football was sublime and some of the best passing we have ever produced. That was my opinion and of many sitting around me.So all this we should have had six today is quite right but please do not forget we were playing one of the favourites for promo out of this league and a team who have been up there at least the last 3 seasons so respect to MK Dons for hanging on in there. How many times did they get their bodies in the way of Town Shots today as I lost count..
How could Benson have come on today not even on the bench. Obviously carrying an injury as is Roberts and TAH. The MK defence played superbly and the Keeper was excellent and certainly kept them in the game in the first half especially where our football was sublime and some of the best passing we have ever produced. That was my opinion and of many sitting around me.So all this we should have had six today is quite right but please do not forget we were playing one of the favourites for promo out of this league and a team who have been up there at least the last 3 seasons so respect to MK Dons for hanging on in there. How many times did they get their bodies in the way of Town Shots today as I lost count.. mikek
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1:00am Sun 26 Aug 12

Wilesy says...

Just seen the Lewington elbow incident on the telly. Yes the situation was innocuous, but it was a very deliberate, aggressive elbow. Good spot from the Lino, looked a definite red card to me.
Just seen the Lewington elbow incident on the telly. Yes the situation was innocuous, but it was a very deliberate, aggressive elbow. Good spot from the Lino, looked a definite red card to me. Wilesy
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1:34am Sun 26 Aug 12

SAPFanSTFC says...

Wilesy wrote:
Just seen the Lewington elbow incident on the telly. Yes the situation was innocuous, but it was a very deliberate, aggressive elbow. Good spot from the Lino, looked a definite red card to me.
Agree with you on that - next time don't walk off holding the ball in a spoiling tactic or accept the fact someone is going to try to get it back - Lewington knows better than that.
..
Macca took a punch or a knee to the kidney - similar afters that knocked Jay's tooth out so I have absolutely no sympathy for MK Dons - it was all in frustration at having been played off the park for 90% of the 1st half...a great performance up until the sending off and then as always we struggle.
--
Benson has got a minor injury (that from his family)...I reckon he's been rested in order to play Tuesday if fit.
--
I'm liking what I've seen so far and really hoping I can get away by 5pm to get to Stoke on Tuesday...going to be tough but will give it a good go.
[quote][p][bold]Wilesy[/bold] wrote: Just seen the Lewington elbow incident on the telly. Yes the situation was innocuous, but it was a very deliberate, aggressive elbow. Good spot from the Lino, looked a definite red card to me.[/p][/quote]Agree with you on that - next time don't walk off holding the ball in a spoiling tactic or accept the fact someone is going to try to get it back - Lewington knows better than that. .. Macca took a punch or a knee to the kidney - similar afters that knocked Jay's tooth out so I have absolutely no sympathy for MK Dons - it was all in frustration at having been played off the park for 90% of the 1st half...a great performance up until the sending off and then as always we struggle. -- Benson has got a minor injury (that from his family)...I reckon he's been rested in order to play Tuesday if fit. -- I'm liking what I've seen so far and really hoping I can get away by 5pm to get to Stoke on Tuesday...going to be tough but will give it a good go. SAPFanSTFC
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8:38am Sun 26 Aug 12

jayden says...

SAPFanSTFC wrote:
Wilesy wrote:
Just seen the Lewington elbow incident on the telly. Yes the situation was innocuous, but it was a very deliberate, aggressive elbow. Good spot from the Lino, looked a definite red card to me.
Agree with you on that - next time don't walk off holding the ball in a spoiling tactic or accept the fact someone is going to try to get it back - Lewington knows better than that.
..
Macca took a punch or a knee to the kidney - similar afters that knocked Jay's tooth out so I have absolutely no sympathy for MK Dons - it was all in frustration at having been played off the park for 90% of the 1st half...a great performance up until the sending off and then as always we struggle.
--
Benson has got a minor injury (that from his family)...I reckon he's been rested in order to play Tuesday if fit.
--
I'm liking what I've seen so far and really hoping I can get away by 5pm to get to Stoke on Tuesday...going to be tough but will give it a good go.
leaving at 2 on tues for stoke .How many are going.Mbiker driving as he says i dont know my arse from my elbow (spelt wrong last night).
[quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wilesy[/bold] wrote: Just seen the Lewington elbow incident on the telly. Yes the situation was innocuous, but it was a very deliberate, aggressive elbow. Good spot from the Lino, looked a definite red card to me.[/p][/quote]Agree with you on that - next time don't walk off holding the ball in a spoiling tactic or accept the fact someone is going to try to get it back - Lewington knows better than that. .. Macca took a punch or a knee to the kidney - similar afters that knocked Jay's tooth out so I have absolutely no sympathy for MK Dons - it was all in frustration at having been played off the park for 90% of the 1st half...a great performance up until the sending off and then as always we struggle. -- Benson has got a minor injury (that from his family)...I reckon he's been rested in order to play Tuesday if fit. -- I'm liking what I've seen so far and really hoping I can get away by 5pm to get to Stoke on Tuesday...going to be tough but will give it a good go.[/p][/quote]leaving at 2 on tues for stoke .How many are going.Mbiker driving as he says i dont know my arse from my elbow (spelt wrong last night). jayden
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9:37am Sun 26 Aug 12

Oxon-Red says...

I saw the Lewington incident at the time and I thought at the time he had to go if any of the officials had seen it.

It was a deliberate attempt, probably out of frustration, to hit Ferry and really he should know better. If he had caught him it could potentially have broken his jaw, nose or eye socket.

I have seen it again since as I wanted to see if Winkleman's claim was justified and it is not, Ferry did not grab him round the neck (unless it is below his chest !). I also checked out an MK Dons forum and too their credit the majority say he had to go.

Great performance 1st half and the goal was no less than we deserved. It could be described as lucky but it was a quality ball into the box that Collins attacked and caused the hesitation from the keeper. On another day we may have led by 2 or 3 but they managed to get their bodies in the right places with some desparate defending.

Second half I felt Town sat back more, they didn't press as high up the field and were content to let them play in front of them. This led to the Dons having more possesion and appearing to get back into the game but you have to credit Town as they kept them down to the single shot in the 92nd minute.

This is a very good result which many would have been more than happy with beforehand. The fact we could have scored more is immaterial it is the result that counts at full time.

Decent start to the season and good reason to be optimistic for the remainder of the long hard slog.

COYMR
I saw the Lewington incident at the time and I thought at the time he had to go if any of the officials had seen it. It was a deliberate attempt, probably out of frustration, to hit Ferry and really he should know better. If he had caught him it could potentially have broken his jaw, nose or eye socket. I have seen it again since as I wanted to see if Winkleman's claim was justified and it is not, Ferry did not grab him round the neck (unless it is below his chest !). I also checked out an MK Dons forum and too their credit the majority say he had to go. Great performance 1st half and the goal was no less than we deserved. It could be described as lucky but it was a quality ball into the box that Collins attacked and caused the hesitation from the keeper. On another day we may have led by 2 or 3 but they managed to get their bodies in the right places with some desparate defending. Second half I felt Town sat back more, they didn't press as high up the field and were content to let them play in front of them. This led to the Dons having more possesion and appearing to get back into the game but you have to credit Town as they kept them down to the single shot in the 92nd minute. This is a very good result which many would have been more than happy with beforehand. The fact we could have scored more is immaterial it is the result that counts at full time. Decent start to the season and good reason to be optimistic for the remainder of the long hard slog. COYMR Oxon-Red
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9:38am Sun 26 Aug 12

dreamofacleansheet2 says...

A few more reflections from me. The work rate of this team is extraordinary. From the front two who harrass and harry all the way to the back. MK Dons have been brought to play out from the back (something I'd like to see from us more) but they had no answer to our pressing. The fact that we pressed the keeper so many times illustrated this.

The fitness of the team enables us to do this and hopefully people will recognise that however good a player if Caddis is not prepared to do it then he sadly has to go. If the Captain takes liberties where does that leave the manager's authority?

Everyone knows I'm in the rose tinted brigade but even with three players out we looked a vastly superior team to MK Dons. Yes we can improve our finishing and we can definitely improve against ten men but we will learn the manager demands it.

Clean sheets win titles. Back to back promotions coming. Watching the birth of a managerial legend.
A few more reflections from me. The work rate of this team is extraordinary. From the front two who harrass and harry all the way to the back. MK Dons have been brought to play out from the back (something I'd like to see from us more) but they had no answer to our pressing. The fact that we pressed the keeper so many times illustrated this. The fitness of the team enables us to do this and hopefully people will recognise that however good a player if Caddis is not prepared to do it then he sadly has to go. If the Captain takes liberties where does that leave the manager's authority? Everyone knows I'm in the rose tinted brigade but even with three players out we looked a vastly superior team to MK Dons. Yes we can improve our finishing and we can definitely improve against ten men but we will learn the manager demands it. Clean sheets win titles. Back to back promotions coming. Watching the birth of a managerial legend. dreamofacleansheet2
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9:40am Sun 26 Aug 12

dreamofacleansheet2 says...

Ps dear everyone Collins got a touch!
Ps dear everyone Collins got a touch! dreamofacleansheet2
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10:17am Sun 26 Aug 12

dreamofacleansheet2 says...

Pps 6-1best price on us winning the league and Paolo I'm looking forward to you picking a quality side at Stoke and giving them a run for their money.
Pps 6-1best price on us winning the league and Paolo I'm looking forward to you picking a quality side at Stoke and giving them a run for their money. dreamofacleansheet2
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10:35am Sun 26 Aug 12

the wizard says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Wiz, I agree with all that. But we won, we thoroughly deserved to win, and i am bl00dy delighted about it. This is a squad with strength, pace and knowhow. And those two lads up front will get their share of goals. many reasons to be cheerful. Just about staying awake for our bit on the FL show!
Den,

I never made it that far. I turned in just after my last post. had had enough for one day. Quite happy with the three points. We will have to do better, but its early yet, another 43 games to go. Funny old game innit.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Wiz, I agree with all that. But we won, we thoroughly deserved to win, and i am bl00dy delighted about it. This is a squad with strength, pace and knowhow. And those two lads up front will get their share of goals. many reasons to be cheerful. Just about staying awake for our bit on the FL show![/p][/quote]Den, I never made it that far. I turned in just after my last post. had had enough for one day. Quite happy with the three points. We will have to do better, but its early yet, another 43 games to go. Funny old game innit. the wizard
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11:38am Sun 26 Aug 12

batch says...

joey butler wrote:
We all need to be much more honest.

Town should have won 4 or 5 nil today, against 10 men and even before.

I simply cannot understand what is going on with Benson, by far and away our best player since he joined.

Benson would have easily put away at least a couple of the missed chances, the result is nothing short of a disgrace. We should be top of the league this evening.
Winning a game against last years 5th placed team and one of this seasons favourites is a disgrace?? Remind me not to visit whatever planet you live on. Ever.

We ARE joint top of the league, with no defeats and no goals conceded. We have put a higher division team out the league cup. Caddis situation aside this seasons start has been near perfect.
[quote][p][bold]joey butler[/bold] wrote: We all need to be much more honest. Town should have won 4 or 5 nil today, against 10 men and even before. I simply cannot understand what is going on with Benson, by far and away our best player since he joined. Benson would have easily put away at least a couple of the missed chances, the result is nothing short of a disgrace. We should be top of the league this evening.[/p][/quote]Winning a game against last years 5th placed team and one of this seasons favourites is a disgrace?? Remind me not to visit whatever planet you live on. Ever. We ARE joint top of the league, with no defeats and no goals conceded. We have put a higher division team out the league cup. Caddis situation aside this seasons start has been near perfect. batch
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12:42pm Sun 26 Aug 12

jayden says...

dreamofacleansheet2 wrote:
Ps dear everyone Collins got a touch!
yes he did i think he needs it more than Mat will sett him up for the rest of the season.
[quote][p][bold]dreamofacleansheet2[/bold] wrote: Ps dear everyone Collins got a touch![/p][/quote]yes he did i think he needs it more than Mat will sett him up for the rest of the season. jayden
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12:54pm Sun 26 Aug 12

umpcah says...

dreamofacleansheet2 wrote:
Ps dear everyone Collins got a touch!
Blowing on the ball doesn`t count !
[quote][p][bold]dreamofacleansheet2[/bold] wrote: Ps dear everyone Collins got a touch![/p][/quote]Blowing on the ball doesn`t count ! umpcah
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2:31pm Sun 26 Aug 12

jayden says...

Wes has now got 27 clean sheets .
Wes has now got 27 clean sheets . jayden
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3:10pm Sun 26 Aug 12

mike1990 says...

jayden wrote:
Wes has now got 27 clean sheets .
Tell him to take them to a car boot sale.
[quote][p][bold]jayden[/bold] wrote: Wes has now got 27 clean sheets .[/p][/quote]Tell him to take them to a car boot sale. mike1990
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3:31pm Sun 26 Aug 12

Mbiker says...

Don't know if you can tell your arse from your elbow Jayden but you can't read a map that's for sure. Bristol to Oxford via Portsmouth! Barnet to Oxfird via St Albans. Wembley to Oxford via Dartford? Life is too short! I will drive us to Stoke. You sit back and eat.
Don't know if you can tell your arse from your elbow Jayden but you can't read a map that's for sure. Bristol to Oxford via Portsmouth! Barnet to Oxfird via St Albans. Wembley to Oxford via Dartford? Life is too short! I will drive us to Stoke. You sit back and eat. Mbiker
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5:25pm Sun 26 Aug 12

jayden says...

Did not have a map only empty sweet packets and you did say you enjoyed the white horse hill trip after Bristol city.
Did not have a map only empty sweet packets and you did say you enjoyed the white horse hill trip after Bristol city. jayden
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5:36pm Sun 26 Aug 12

DarrenSTFCRomain says...

First half was great second half very slow ans lapsdaisy..
We nead to imporove are are finisking BIG TIME....
De Vita looked good but we nead to gte the ball in2 the box alot better than we did??...
Still we won and thats all that matters
First half was great second half very slow ans lapsdaisy.. We nead to imporove are are finisking BIG TIME.... De Vita looked good but we nead to gte the ball in2 the box alot better than we did??... Still we won and thats all that matters DarrenSTFCRomain
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5:45pm Sun 26 Aug 12

joey butler says...

batch wrote:
joey butler wrote:
We all need to be much more honest.

Town should have won 4 or 5 nil today, against 10 men and even before.

I simply cannot understand what is going on with Benson, by far and away our best player since he joined.

Benson would have easily put away at least a couple of the missed chances, the result is nothing short of a disgrace. We should be top of the league this evening.
Winning a game against last years 5th placed team and one of this seasons favourites is a disgrace?? Remind me not to visit whatever planet you live on. Ever.

We ARE joint top of the league, with no defeats and no goals conceded. We have put a higher division team out the league cup. Caddis situation aside this seasons start has been near perfect.
Batch,

My point is that we should have been in front before MK were reduced to 10 men, scored a lucky goal soon after and should have destroyed them in the second half.

I agree MK are a decent team, but with three players suspended and another sent off before half time, a 1-0 win was not good enough for me.

It was not good enough for PDC either and as the season moves forward, we will have to do much better than this in terms of putting chances away. If not, the 'back to back promotion dream' will be just that, a dream.

By the way, I do live on the same planet as you, but in Hereford, Sorry!
[quote][p][bold]batch[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]joey butler[/bold] wrote: We all need to be much more honest. Town should have won 4 or 5 nil today, against 10 men and even before. I simply cannot understand what is going on with Benson, by far and away our best player since he joined. Benson would have easily put away at least a couple of the missed chances, the result is nothing short of a disgrace. We should be top of the league this evening.[/p][/quote]Winning a game against last years 5th placed team and one of this seasons favourites is a disgrace?? Remind me not to visit whatever planet you live on. Ever. We ARE joint top of the league, with no defeats and no goals conceded. We have put a higher division team out the league cup. Caddis situation aside this seasons start has been near perfect.[/p][/quote]Batch, My point is that we should have been in front before MK were reduced to 10 men, scored a lucky goal soon after and should have destroyed them in the second half. I agree MK are a decent team, but with three players suspended and another sent off before half time, a 1-0 win was not good enough for me. It was not good enough for PDC either and as the season moves forward, we will have to do much better than this in terms of putting chances away. If not, the 'back to back promotion dream' will be just that, a dream. By the way, I do live on the same planet as you, but in Hereford, Sorry! joey butler
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6:16pm Sun 26 Aug 12

HardwickeRed says...

is this the most depressing club forum ever? Is anybody happy? why don`t you eat at home? shall we loose 2-3 every week? why do you go at all? boring boring boring and it`s only August. Bye.
is this the most depressing club forum ever? Is anybody happy? why don`t you eat at home? shall we loose 2-3 every week? why do you go at all? boring boring boring and it`s only August. Bye. HardwickeRed
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6:40pm Sun 26 Aug 12

joey butler says...

HardwickeRed wrote:
is this the most depressing club forum ever? Is anybody happy? why don`t you eat at home? shall we loose 2-3 every week? why do you go at all? boring boring boring and it`s only August. Bye.
HardwickeDick,

If your objective was to insult all the other posters on here, you did, so well done.

But if you have no constructive comments to make as usual, please don't bother.

Bye!
[quote][p][bold]HardwickeRed[/bold] wrote: is this the most depressing club forum ever? Is anybody happy? why don`t you eat at home? shall we loose 2-3 every week? why do you go at all? boring boring boring and it`s only August. Bye.[/p][/quote]HardwickeDick, If your objective was to insult all the other posters on here, you did, so well done. But if you have no constructive comments to make as usual, please don't bother. Bye! joey butler
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7:31pm Sun 26 Aug 12

the don69 says...

Be interesting to see how many of the Stoke team today,will play on Tuesday?not many I bet,they all looked Kn@ckered at the end. watching Barca at the moment,their new kit is horrible!yellow and sort of a salmon pink all merged together,Awful!!!!!!
!!
Be interesting to see how many of the Stoke team today,will play on Tuesday?not many I bet,they all looked Kn@ckered at the end. watching Barca at the moment,their new kit is horrible!yellow and sort of a salmon pink all merged together,Awful!!!!!! !! the don69
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7:34pm Sun 26 Aug 12

HardwickeRed says...

Butler,

You call a 1-0 win a disgrace. Does it matter we missed chances? We don`t exactly let many in do we?

I just take great pleasure in seeing my team win, which we now do most weeks, then have to read all this negative crap on here. God help us IF we start loosing.

Dick
Butler, You call a 1-0 win a disgrace. Does it matter we missed chances? We don`t exactly let many in do we? I just take great pleasure in seeing my team win, which we now do most weeks, then have to read all this negative crap on here. God help us IF we start loosing. Dick HardwickeRed
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7:46pm Sun 26 Aug 12

joey butler says...

HardwickeRed wrote:
Butler,

You call a 1-0 win a disgrace. Does it matter we missed chances? We don`t exactly let many in do we?

I just take great pleasure in seeing my team win, which we now do most weeks, then have to read all this negative crap on here. God help us IF we start loosing.

Dick
HardwickeDick,

So you can give it out, but you cannot take it.

When I lived in Gloucester for 12 years, some of the Hardwicke residents were of very limited intelligence, which of them are you related to?
[quote][p][bold]HardwickeRed[/bold] wrote: Butler, You call a 1-0 win a disgrace. Does it matter we missed chances? We don`t exactly let many in do we? I just take great pleasure in seeing my team win, which we now do most weeks, then have to read all this negative crap on here. God help us IF we start loosing. Dick[/p][/quote]HardwickeDick, So you can give it out, but you cannot take it. When I lived in Gloucester for 12 years, some of the Hardwicke residents were of very limited intelligence, which of them are you related to? joey butler
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8:11pm Sun 26 Aug 12

Oxon-Red says...

joey butler wrote:
HardwickeRed wrote: Butler, You call a 1-0 win a disgrace. Does it matter we missed chances? We don`t exactly let many in do we? I just take great pleasure in seeing my team win, which we now do most weeks, then have to read all this negative crap on here. God help us IF we start loosing. Dick
HardwickeDick, So you can give it out, but you cannot take it. When I lived in Gloucester for 12 years, some of the Hardwicke residents were of very limited intelligence, which of them are you related to?
Hey Guys do we have to be so aggressive towards each other ?

You both have points.

Joey, we should have won by more yesterday, and we did miss a few chances, but credit to the MK defence for putting their bodies in the way where it hurts. What it wasn't was a disgrace.

What I have seen so far is far superior to this time last season and it does augur well for the remainder of the season. We also had good players out yesterday and the possibility of new faces to come.

Hardwicke, you are spot on about the defence, the way it is performing and the fact that yesterday one goal was all we needed, I went home happy :-)

Early days but I am optimistic, I have forgotten August ??th 2011 already !!!!

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]joey butler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HardwickeRed[/bold] wrote: Butler, You call a 1-0 win a disgrace. Does it matter we missed chances? We don`t exactly let many in do we? I just take great pleasure in seeing my team win, which we now do most weeks, then have to read all this negative crap on here. God help us IF we start loosing. Dick[/p][/quote]HardwickeDick, So you can give it out, but you cannot take it. When I lived in Gloucester for 12 years, some of the Hardwicke residents were of very limited intelligence, which of them are you related to?[/p][/quote]Hey Guys do we have to be so aggressive towards each other ? You both have points. Joey, we should have won by more yesterday, and we did miss a few chances, but credit to the MK defence for putting their bodies in the way where it hurts. What it wasn't was a disgrace. What I have seen so far is far superior to this time last season and it does augur well for the remainder of the season. We also had good players out yesterday and the possibility of new faces to come. Hardwicke, you are spot on about the defence, the way it is performing and the fact that yesterday one goal was all we needed, I went home happy :-) Early days but I am optimistic, I have forgotten August ??th 2011 already !!!! COYMR Oxon-Red
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8:11pm Sun 26 Aug 12

Malkym says...

the wizard wrote:
And to top it all, they have totally destroyed the meals set up in the Legends. No carvery, for which there was often a healthy queue. The food now is unappealing and expensive for what it is. The guy on the burger van outside is annoyed because the club have enforced a price rise on him. Totally spoilt what was a steady good thing, no more meal deals. I hear the Supporters Club have serious issues with this. The Legends is now run by the serial clowns who make a lash up of running the concessions under the the DR and Arkells, the self same who run out of stuff on a regular basis. Why alter something that worked well. Total disaster.
Ahh Wiz we agree on one thing -you're right about the food in the Leg-ends!

Now on to the real issues - please get over the Caddis thing! -if he goes he goes! Like Gloria Gaynor -we will survive!

And if I'm not mistaken despite your pessimistic analysis of what we need to do - yes Wiz we know we have to get better - we know we have to play even better teams but FFS!! I'll settle for 7 out of 9 any day - what a Job's comfiter!!
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: And to top it all, they have totally destroyed the meals set up in the Legends. No carvery, for which there was often a healthy queue. The food now is unappealing and expensive for what it is. The guy on the burger van outside is annoyed because the club have enforced a price rise on him. Totally spoilt what was a steady good thing, no more meal deals. I hear the Supporters Club have serious issues with this. The Legends is now run by the serial clowns who make a lash up of running the concessions under the the DR and Arkells, the self same who run out of stuff on a regular basis. Why alter something that worked well. Total disaster.[/p][/quote]Ahh Wiz we agree on one thing -you're right about the food in the Leg-ends! Now on to the real issues - please get over the Caddis thing! -if he goes he goes! Like Gloria Gaynor -we will survive! And if I'm not mistaken despite your pessimistic analysis of what we need to do - yes Wiz we know we have to get better - we know we have to play even better teams but FFS!! I'll settle for 7 out of 9 any day - what a Job's comfiter!! Malkym
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8:13pm Sun 26 Aug 12

HardwickeRed says...

joey butler wrote:
HardwickeRed wrote:
Butler,

You call a 1-0 win a disgrace. Does it matter we missed chances? We don`t exactly let many in do we?

I just take great pleasure in seeing my team win, which we now do most weeks, then have to read all this negative crap on here. God help us IF we start loosing.

Dick
HardwickeDick,

So you can give it out, but you cannot take it.

When I lived in Gloucester for 12 years, some of the Hardwicke residents were of very limited intelligence, which of them are you related to?
Personal insults now then? What have i given out and what is it i cant take?.
Suggest you read it all again
[quote][p][bold]joey butler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HardwickeRed[/bold] wrote: Butler, You call a 1-0 win a disgrace. Does it matter we missed chances? We don`t exactly let many in do we? I just take great pleasure in seeing my team win, which we now do most weeks, then have to read all this negative crap on here. God help us IF we start loosing. Dick[/p][/quote]HardwickeDick, So you can give it out, but you cannot take it. When I lived in Gloucester for 12 years, some of the Hardwicke residents were of very limited intelligence, which of them are you related to?[/p][/quote]Personal insults now then? What have i given out and what is it i cant take?. Suggest you read it all again HardwickeRed
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8:44pm Sun 26 Aug 12

London Red says...

Just seen the replay
.
1 - A disgrace - NO! Their keeper made 3 great saves in the first half - especially the bullet header from Collins which looked even better on TV
.
Then we have defenders making blocks left right and centre. So it was only 1 due to good defending not wasteful finishing
.
2nd half we also had a blatant penalty waved away - they simply took Williams leg without the ball
.
As others have said a great win against a top team and the lads should only get praise for it
.
2 - As said above the red was 100% right he certainly meant that elbow and Winkleman should apologise for his comments!
Just seen the replay . 1 - A disgrace - NO! Their keeper made 3 great saves in the first half - especially the bullet header from Collins which looked even better on TV . Then we have defenders making blocks left right and centre. So it was only 1 due to good defending not wasteful finishing . 2nd half we also had a blatant penalty waved away - they simply took Williams leg without the ball . As others have said a great win against a top team and the lads should only get praise for it . 2 - As said above the red was 100% right he certainly meant that elbow and Winkleman should apologise for his comments! London Red
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9:37pm Sun 26 Aug 12

jayden says...

London Red wrote:
Just seen the replay
.
1 - A disgrace - NO! Their keeper made 3 great saves in the first half - especially the bullet header from Collins which looked even better on TV
.
Then we have defenders making blocks left right and centre. So it was only 1 due to good defending not wasteful finishing
.
2nd half we also had a blatant penalty waved away - they simply took Williams leg without the ball
.
As others have said a great win against a top team and the lads should only get praise for it
.
2 - As said above the red was 100% right he certainly meant that elbow and Winkleman should apologise for his comments!
Had to laugh when Storey was waiting to come on he was stood watching when pdc turned around quick bent over in the same movement and was pointing to Storeys toes .Storey then started to dance up and down on his toes, only pdc can tell a player to be on his toes ready in a ott way.
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Just seen the replay . 1 - A disgrace - NO! Their keeper made 3 great saves in the first half - especially the bullet header from Collins which looked even better on TV . Then we have defenders making blocks left right and centre. So it was only 1 due to good defending not wasteful finishing . 2nd half we also had a blatant penalty waved away - they simply took Williams leg without the ball . As others have said a great win against a top team and the lads should only get praise for it . 2 - As said above the red was 100% right he certainly meant that elbow and Winkleman should apologise for his comments![/p][/quote]Had to laugh when Storey was waiting to come on he was stood watching when pdc turned around quick bent over in the same movement and was pointing to Storeys toes .Storey then started to dance up and down on his toes, only pdc can tell a player to be on his toes ready in a ott way. jayden
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9:40pm Sun 26 Aug 12

jayden says...

jayden wrote:
London Red wrote:
Just seen the replay
.
1 - A disgrace - NO! Their keeper made 3 great saves in the first half - especially the bullet header from Collins which looked even better on TV
.
Then we have defenders making blocks left right and centre. So it was only 1 due to good defending not wasteful finishing
.
2nd half we also had a blatant penalty waved away - they simply took Williams leg without the ball
.
As others have said a great win against a top team and the lads should only get praise for it
.
2 - As said above the red was 100% right he certainly meant that elbow and Winkleman should apologise for his comments!
Had to laugh when Storey was waiting to come on he was stood watching when pdc turned around quick bent over in the same movement and was pointing to Storeys toes .Storey then started to dance up and down on his toes, only pdc can tell a player to be on his toes ready in a ott way.
Also saw that Bradford won 5-1 and AC was dropped to he bench.
[quote][p][bold]jayden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Just seen the replay . 1 - A disgrace - NO! Their keeper made 3 great saves in the first half - especially the bullet header from Collins which looked even better on TV . Then we have defenders making blocks left right and centre. So it was only 1 due to good defending not wasteful finishing . 2nd half we also had a blatant penalty waved away - they simply took Williams leg without the ball . As others have said a great win against a top team and the lads should only get praise for it . 2 - As said above the red was 100% right he certainly meant that elbow and Winkleman should apologise for his comments![/p][/quote]Had to laugh when Storey was waiting to come on he was stood watching when pdc turned around quick bent over in the same movement and was pointing to Storeys toes .Storey then started to dance up and down on his toes, only pdc can tell a player to be on his toes ready in a ott way.[/p][/quote]Also saw that Bradford won 5-1 and AC was dropped to he bench. jayden
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9:41pm Sun 26 Aug 12

dreamofacleansheet2 says...

London don't worry about Winkleman he's just feeling the pressure after backing his manager and discipline disappearing the first four games.

No need for personal insults lads, we're supposed to be supporting the same team. Have to say though Hardwick I do wonder how we can convince Some fans to be a tad more optimistic.

We have an unbelievable keeper behind a team who press in defence like Barcelona. We don't quite play like them yet, but give Paolo a chance.

Come on, we're winning the league.
London don't worry about Winkleman he's just feeling the pressure after backing his manager and discipline disappearing the first four games. No need for personal insults lads, we're supposed to be supporting the same team. Have to say though Hardwick I do wonder how we can convince Some fans to be a tad more optimistic. We have an unbelievable keeper behind a team who press in defence like Barcelona. We don't quite play like them yet, but give Paolo a chance. Come on, we're winning the league. dreamofacleansheet2
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10:04pm Sun 26 Aug 12

jayden says...

Even swindon towns own site are saying 18244 at the game yesterday.
Even swindon towns own site are saying 18244 at the game yesterday. jayden
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10:06pm Sun 26 Aug 12

KojaktheWarg says...

1. I'll take the win for sure. Their keeper did really well in the first half against a number of assaults. Another keeper might have left us 2 or 3 nil at half time as opposed to 1-0.
2. I was watching lewington and he used his elbow so bye bye to him and deservedly so.
3. However, I always worry against playing 10 men, as a sending off makes a team angry and then they play exactly how they should be playing (with passion) which makes it harder for the 11 man side.

STFC are doing really well at this stage of the season and a far better start than last season and hey - wasnt that the division below?

(PS - Trust in PDC. I just cant forget West Ham 5 Bradford 4 and his performance in that in Feb 2000. An amazing testament to faith in the face of adversity. If you can watch this on youtube do so. He nearly gave up and then Redknapp wouldnt substitute him when it was 2-4 and that set him off...)
1. I'll take the win for sure. Their keeper did really well in the first half against a number of assaults. Another keeper might have left us 2 or 3 nil at half time as opposed to 1-0. 2. I was watching lewington and he used his elbow so bye bye to him and deservedly so. 3. However, I always worry against playing 10 men, as a sending off makes a team angry and then they play exactly how they should be playing (with passion) which makes it harder for the 11 man side. STFC are doing really well at this stage of the season and a far better start than last season and hey - wasnt that the division below? (PS - Trust in PDC. I just cant forget West Ham 5 Bradford 4 and his performance in that in Feb 2000. An amazing testament to faith in the face of adversity. If you can watch this on youtube do so. He nearly gave up and then Redknapp wouldnt substitute him when it was 2-4 and that set him off...) KojaktheWarg
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10:08pm Sun 26 Aug 12

Malkym says...

Malkym wrote:
the wizard wrote: And to top it all, they have totally destroyed the meals set up in the Legends. No carvery, for which there was often a healthy queue. The food now is unappealing and expensive for what it is. The guy on the burger van outside is annoyed because the club have enforced a price rise on him. Totally spoilt what was a steady good thing, no more meal deals. I hear the Supporters Club have serious issues with this. The Legends is now run by the serial clowns who make a lash up of running the concessions under the the DR and Arkells, the self same who run out of stuff on a regular basis. Why alter something that worked well. Total disaster.
Ahh Wiz we agree on one thing -you're right about the food in the Leg-ends! Now on to the real issues - please get over the Caddis thing! -if he goes he goes! Like Gloria Gaynor -we will survive! And if I'm not mistaken despite your pessimistic analysis of what we need to do - yes Wiz we know we have to get better - we know we have to play even better teams but FFS!! I'll settle for 7 out of 9 any day - what a Job's comfiter!!
oops "Job's Comforter!" don't want the PC brigade after me!
[quote][p][bold]Malkym[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: And to top it all, they have totally destroyed the meals set up in the Legends. No carvery, for which there was often a healthy queue. The food now is unappealing and expensive for what it is. The guy on the burger van outside is annoyed because the club have enforced a price rise on him. Totally spoilt what was a steady good thing, no more meal deals. I hear the Supporters Club have serious issues with this. The Legends is now run by the serial clowns who make a lash up of running the concessions under the the DR and Arkells, the self same who run out of stuff on a regular basis. Why alter something that worked well. Total disaster.[/p][/quote]Ahh Wiz we agree on one thing -you're right about the food in the Leg-ends! Now on to the real issues - please get over the Caddis thing! -if he goes he goes! Like Gloria Gaynor -we will survive! And if I'm not mistaken despite your pessimistic analysis of what we need to do - yes Wiz we know we have to get better - we know we have to play even better teams but FFS!! I'll settle for 7 out of 9 any day - what a Job's comfiter!![/p][/quote]oops "Job's Comforter!" don't want the PC brigade after me! Malkym
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10:12pm Sun 26 Aug 12

Mondeaux says...

I rely on you blighters to give me the low-down on what went on at the games.
So please, let's have less of the personal abuse. Remember how lucky you are to see our team play whenever you please.
I live in the middle of France and only got to see the town 5 times last season (and only once live - at Wembley).
I've been a supporter since Aug 1962 and hope to be one for another 50 years.
If PdC was in charge of how the team is supported, I reckon he'd be banging a few heads of the posters on this thread, together.
So, please stop the pettiness.
C'mon, we're all in this together, aren't we?
I rely on you blighters to give me the low-down on what went on at the games. So please, let's have less of the personal abuse. Remember how lucky you are to see our team play whenever you please. I live in the middle of France and only got to see the town 5 times last season (and only once live - at Wembley). I've been a supporter since Aug 1962 and hope to be one for another 50 years. If PdC was in charge of how the team is supported, I reckon he'd be banging a few heads of the posters on this thread, together. So, please stop the pettiness. C'mon, we're all in this together, aren't we? Mondeaux
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10:21pm Sun 26 Aug 12

the wizard says...

Mondy, Like me you are an old git already, ok you have a gite, so maybe you are an old gite instead, but another 50 years, oh do grow up, that is just plain greedy ! LOL ! on the red again, speaking of which, have you spoken to him recently ?
Mondy, Like me you are an old git already, ok you have a gite, so maybe you are an old gite instead, but another 50 years, oh do grow up, that is just plain greedy ! LOL ! on the red again, speaking of which, have you spoken to him recently ? the wizard
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10:27pm Sun 26 Aug 12

Mondeaux says...

Wiz,

My son, who is now 33, is still asking me what I want to be when I grow up.

The only, truthful, answer I can come up with is "older".
Wiz, My son, who is now 33, is still asking me what I want to be when I grow up. The only, truthful, answer I can come up with is "older". Mondeaux
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10:30pm Sun 26 Aug 12

Okus Road says...

Hey Mondeaux

Good post agree we all support the Town.

For me the best aspect of the team this season is the fitness and commitment with Collins and Williams just a pleasure to watch, they don't give opposing defences any rest for 90+ mins, that's why we don't concede as we defend from the front. With Wes between the posts he gives the rest so much confidence as his positional sense is so good he dosen't need to make the flashy saves he keeps it simple.
I have £s on us to win the league again and for Collins and Williams to finish top scorer at 20/1 ew as once they score their first goals there will be no stopping them
Hey Mondeaux Good post agree we all support the Town. For me the best aspect of the team this season is the fitness and commitment with Collins and Williams just a pleasure to watch, they don't give opposing defences any rest for 90+ mins, that's why we don't concede as we defend from the front. With Wes between the posts he gives the rest so much confidence as his positional sense is so good he dosen't need to make the flashy saves he keeps it simple. I have £s on us to win the league again and for Collins and Williams to finish top scorer at 20/1 ew as once they score their first goals there will be no stopping them Okus Road
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10:33pm Sun 26 Aug 12

DarrenSTFCRomain says...

Its early days in the football season and yes so far we have done very very well.
BUT are next 6 games will show how far are team have gelled...
Preston a).
L Orient H).
Carlisle a).
POMPEY a).
bournemouth H)..
shrewsbury a) PLUS trips to stoke and them...
.
IF were still in the top 10 after that we would have done very very well
Its early days in the football season and yes so far we have done very very well. BUT are next 6 games will show how far are team have gelled... Preston a). L Orient H). Carlisle a). POMPEY a). bournemouth H).. shrewsbury a) PLUS trips to stoke and them... . IF were still in the top 10 after that we would have done very very well DarrenSTFCRomain
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10:34pm Sun 26 Aug 12

Oi Den! says...

I would just like to say that on a happy scale of 1 to 10 I'm at about 9.5. Strange how we see things so differently. I stood and applauded every player off yesterday. Never mind that it was only 1-0. It was a ground out win against an experienced and clever side. As PDC said, they faced a similar situation against Bournemouth (a goal down v 10 men) but they played patiently, battled hard and got their reward at the end. They tried to do the same against us and we didn't give them a sniff.
Bu88er it - make that 9.6!
I would just like to say that on a happy scale of 1 to 10 I'm at about 9.5. Strange how we see things so differently. I stood and applauded every player off yesterday. Never mind that it was only 1-0. It was a ground out win against an experienced and clever side. As PDC said, they faced a similar situation against Bournemouth (a goal down v 10 men) but they played patiently, battled hard and got their reward at the end. They tried to do the same against us and we didn't give them a sniff. Bu88er it - make that 9.6! Oi Den!
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10:36pm Sun 26 Aug 12

Oi Den! says...

Sorry - a goal down WITH 10 men.
Sorry - a goal down WITH 10 men. Oi Den!
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10:44pm Sun 26 Aug 12

the wizard says...

Mondeaux wrote:
Wiz,

My son, who is now 33, is still asking me what I want to be when I grow up.

The only, truthful, answer I can come up with is "older".
My lot keep telling me to behave, my answer is "Why, I haven't for the last 60 odd years, so why spoil the habit of a lifetime now"

As goes support etc as you mention, I think we are all behind the team etc, its just different standpoints of view. Yes, chances went begging yesterday, and yes we ground out a good win. As many know to their cost, 1-0 against a side capable of stealing an equaliser is a dangerous path to tread. PDC is always asking for more, so some of the more seasoned campaigners amongst the supporters can see what he is referring to, and that is maybe where the comments are bourne.
I see Lita is the latest name to come out of the rumour mill, a couple of blokes in Lechlade were discussing just that earlier in the car park by the river pub.
[quote][p][bold]Mondeaux[/bold] wrote: Wiz, My son, who is now 33, is still asking me what I want to be when I grow up. The only, truthful, answer I can come up with is "older".[/p][/quote]My lot keep telling me to behave, my answer is "Why, I haven't for the last 60 odd years, so why spoil the habit of a lifetime now" As goes support etc as you mention, I think we are all behind the team etc, its just different standpoints of view. Yes, chances went begging yesterday, and yes we ground out a good win. As many know to their cost, 1-0 against a side capable of stealing an equaliser is a dangerous path to tread. PDC is always asking for more, so some of the more seasoned campaigners amongst the supporters can see what he is referring to, and that is maybe where the comments are bourne. I see Lita is the latest name to come out of the rumour mill, a couple of blokes in Lechlade were discussing just that earlier in the car park by the river pub. the wizard
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11:09pm Sun 26 Aug 12

DarrenSTFCRomain says...

the wizard wrote:
Mondeaux wrote: Wiz, My son, who is now 33, is still asking me what I want to be when I grow up. The only, truthful, answer I can come up with is "older".
My lot keep telling me to behave, my answer is "Why, I haven't for the last 60 odd years, so why spoil the habit of a lifetime now" As goes support etc as you mention, I think we are all behind the team etc, its just different standpoints of view. Yes, chances went begging yesterday, and yes we ground out a good win. As many know to their cost, 1-0 against a side capable of stealing an equaliser is a dangerous path to tread. PDC is always asking for more, so some of the more seasoned campaigners amongst the supporters can see what he is referring to, and that is maybe where the comments are bourne. I see Lita is the latest name to come out of the rumour mill, a couple of blokes in Lechlade were discussing just that earlier in the car park by the river pub.
Sorry to jump in2 your conversations
BUT GROW UP !!!!!! WHY Life is way to short for that and are team are having a good couple off sesaons
!!!!! WE NEVER KNOW WHEN ITS GOING TO END...

Were never grow up.
Were never grow up.
WE ARE THE SWINDON were never grow up
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mondeaux[/bold] wrote: Wiz, My son, who is now 33, is still asking me what I want to be when I grow up. The only, truthful, answer I can come up with is "older".[/p][/quote]My lot keep telling me to behave, my answer is "Why, I haven't for the last 60 odd years, so why spoil the habit of a lifetime now" As goes support etc as you mention, I think we are all behind the team etc, its just different standpoints of view. Yes, chances went begging yesterday, and yes we ground out a good win. As many know to their cost, 1-0 against a side capable of stealing an equaliser is a dangerous path to tread. PDC is always asking for more, so some of the more seasoned campaigners amongst the supporters can see what he is referring to, and that is maybe where the comments are bourne. I see Lita is the latest name to come out of the rumour mill, a couple of blokes in Lechlade were discussing just that earlier in the car park by the river pub.[/p][/quote]Sorry to jump in2 your conversations BUT GROW UP !!!!!! WHY Life is way to short for that and are team are having a good couple off sesaons !!!!! WE NEVER KNOW WHEN ITS GOING TO END... Were never grow up. Were never grow up. WE ARE THE SWINDON were never grow up DarrenSTFCRomain
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11:14pm Sun 26 Aug 12

dreamofacleansheet2 says...

We will win the league, Mk Dons will finish second. Den I'm at 9.7 out of ten. Just want Williams to get the goal he deserves and us to learn more patience against ten men.
We will win the league, Mk Dons will finish second. Den I'm at 9.7 out of ten. Just want Williams to get the goal he deserves and us to learn more patience against ten men. dreamofacleansheet2
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11:17pm Sun 26 Aug 12

the wizard says...

Darren,
I think you may have mis interpreted Mondy and myself, we are grown up, and besides the many dire seasons at SN1 we have also witnessed many good. We do have our serious sides, but often take the more laid back route, something which we are both trying harder to do. Behave now ? why ? we are enjoying a retirement of sorts. I think we will grow up again when we are ready, why, because we are enjoying what time we have left.
Darren, I think you may have mis interpreted Mondy and myself, we are grown up, and besides the many dire seasons at SN1 we have also witnessed many good. We do have our serious sides, but often take the more laid back route, something which we are both trying harder to do. Behave now ? why ? we are enjoying a retirement of sorts. I think we will grow up again when we are ready, why, because we are enjoying what time we have left. the wizard
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11:20pm Sun 26 Aug 12

the wizard says...

Reading you again, only this time without interruptions, I think you had it right first time.
Reading you again, only this time without interruptions, I think you had it right first time. the wizard
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11:22pm Sun 26 Aug 12

joey butler says...

joey butler wrote:
batch wrote:
joey butler wrote:
We all need to be much more honest.

Town should have won 4 or 5 nil today, against 10 men and even before.

I simply cannot understand what is going on with Benson, by far and away our best player since he joined.

Benson would have easily put away at least a couple of the missed chances, the result is nothing short of a disgrace. We should be top of the league this evening.
Winning a game against last years 5th placed team and one of this seasons favourites is a disgrace?? Remind me not to visit whatever planet you live on. Ever.

We ARE joint top of the league, with no defeats and no goals conceded. We have put a higher division team out the league cup. Caddis situation aside this seasons start has been near perfect.
Batch,

My point is that we should have been in front before MK were reduced to 10 men, scored a lucky goal soon after and should have destroyed them in the second half.

I agree MK are a decent team, but with three players suspended and another sent off before half time, a 1-0 win was not good enough for me.

It was not good enough for PDC either and as the season moves forward, we will have to do much better than this in terms of putting chances away. If not, the 'back to back promotion dream' will be just that, a dream.

By the way, I do live on the same planet as you, but in Hereford, Sorry!
For the record, I stand by my comments quoted above and I guess only time will tell.
[quote][p][bold]joey butler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]batch[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]joey butler[/bold] wrote: We all need to be much more honest. Town should have won 4 or 5 nil today, against 10 men and even before. I simply cannot understand what is going on with Benson, by far and away our best player since he joined. Benson would have easily put away at least a couple of the missed chances, the result is nothing short of a disgrace. We should be top of the league this evening.[/p][/quote]Winning a game against last years 5th placed team and one of this seasons favourites is a disgrace?? Remind me not to visit whatever planet you live on. Ever. We ARE joint top of the league, with no defeats and no goals conceded. We have put a higher division team out the league cup. Caddis situation aside this seasons start has been near perfect.[/p][/quote]Batch, My point is that we should have been in front before MK were reduced to 10 men, scored a lucky goal soon after and should have destroyed them in the second half. I agree MK are a decent team, but with three players suspended and another sent off before half time, a 1-0 win was not good enough for me. It was not good enough for PDC either and as the season moves forward, we will have to do much better than this in terms of putting chances away. If not, the 'back to back promotion dream' will be just that, a dream. By the way, I do live on the same planet as you, but in Hereford, Sorry![/p][/quote]For the record, I stand by my comments quoted above and I guess only time will tell. joey butler
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11:51pm Sun 26 Aug 12

the wizard says...

I wonder how many Austin would have scored if he had been up front over the last few games, or Cox come to that, anyone.
I wonder how many Austin would have scored if he had been up front over the last few games, or Cox come to that, anyone. the wizard
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11:55pm Sun 26 Aug 12

harley red says...

get over caddis we dont need him won 3 draw 1 let the idit leave if he can find a club ,end of.
get over caddis we dont need him won 3 draw 1 let the idit leave if he can find a club ,end of. harley red
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11:56pm Sun 26 Aug 12

Oi Den! says...

Joey, why will time tell whether yesterday's result was a disgrace? How can future events determine that a past event was disgraceful? I am guessing that what you are really getting at is that scoring only one goal yesterday indicates we will struggle in front of goal for the rest of the season. I disagree, but even if I agreed with your thinking, I would find it very hard to see where the disgrace is.
Joey, why will time tell whether yesterday's result was a disgrace? How can future events determine that a past event was disgraceful? I am guessing that what you are really getting at is that scoring only one goal yesterday indicates we will struggle in front of goal for the rest of the season. I disagree, but even if I agreed with your thinking, I would find it very hard to see where the disgrace is. Oi Den!
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12:28am Mon 27 Aug 12

Wilesy says...

Shame to see a few posters trying to wind others up.

What a fantastic start to the season. Some of the football is as good as we've seen in years. Just enjoy it.

To criticise the team at this stage is absolutely ridiculous.

Unbeaten at home for a year?
1 goal conceded in 1800 minutes of play at home??

What more do people want?!
Shame to see a few posters trying to wind others up. What a fantastic start to the season. Some of the football is as good as we've seen in years. Just enjoy it. To criticise the team at this stage is absolutely ridiculous. Unbeaten at home for a year? 1 goal conceded in 1800 minutes of play at home?? What more do people want?! Wilesy
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6:31am Mon 27 Aug 12

Chish and Fips says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Joey, why will time tell whether yesterday's result was a disgrace? How can future events determine that a past event was disgraceful? I am guessing that what you are really getting at is that scoring only one goal yesterday indicates we will struggle in front of goal for the rest of the season. I disagree, but even if I agreed with your thinking, I would find it very hard to see where the disgrace is.
JB has his views, the trouble is, it is countless times he writes these controversial things, winds ever one up then disappears from the forum for a period of time.
It is difficult not to nibble on the little bait trap he sets, and I often wonder what his motives are.
He once had this fixation of double posters once and drove us crackers with his 'one man campaign' against certain posters on here, some did take offence to this, me included.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Joey, why will time tell whether yesterday's result was a disgrace? How can future events determine that a past event was disgraceful? I am guessing that what you are really getting at is that scoring only one goal yesterday indicates we will struggle in front of goal for the rest of the season. I disagree, but even if I agreed with your thinking, I would find it very hard to see where the disgrace is.[/p][/quote]JB has his views, the trouble is, it is countless times he writes these controversial things, winds ever one up then disappears from the forum for a period of time. It is difficult not to nibble on the little bait trap he sets, and I often wonder what his motives are. He once had this fixation of double posters once and drove us crackers with his 'one man campaign' against certain posters on here, some did take offence to this, me included. Chish and Fips
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6:55pm Mon 27 Aug 12

Steve. Brentford says...

Chish and Fips wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Joey, why will time tell whether yesterday's result was a disgrace? How can future events determine that a past event was disgraceful? I am guessing that what you are really getting at is that scoring only one goal yesterday indicates we will struggle in front of goal for the rest of the season. I disagree, but even if I agreed with your thinking, I would find it very hard to see where the disgrace is.
JB has his views, the trouble is, it is countless times he writes these controversial things, winds ever one up then disappears from the forum for a period of time.
It is difficult not to nibble on the little bait trap he sets, and I often wonder what his motives are.
He once had this fixation of double posters once and drove us crackers with his 'one man campaign' against certain posters on here, some did take offence to this, me included.
What both of you ?
[quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Joey, why will time tell whether yesterday's result was a disgrace? How can future events determine that a past event was disgraceful? I am guessing that what you are really getting at is that scoring only one goal yesterday indicates we will struggle in front of goal for the rest of the season. I disagree, but even if I agreed with your thinking, I would find it very hard to see where the disgrace is.[/p][/quote]JB has his views, the trouble is, it is countless times he writes these controversial things, winds ever one up then disappears from the forum for a period of time. It is difficult not to nibble on the little bait trap he sets, and I often wonder what his motives are. He once had this fixation of double posters once and drove us crackers with his 'one man campaign' against certain posters on here, some did take offence to this, me included.[/p][/quote]What both of you ? Steve. Brentford
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10:43pm Mon 27 Aug 12

joey butler says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Joey, why will time tell whether yesterday's result was a disgrace? How can future events determine that a past event was disgraceful? I am guessing that what you are really getting at is that scoring only one goal yesterday indicates we will struggle in front of goal for the rest of the season. I disagree, but even if I agreed with your thinking, I would find it very hard to see where the disgrace is.
Sorry Den,

On reflection, perhaps I am expecting too much but we should have scored more than one goal.

PDC has set the bar very high and we all need to jump it, but my frustration with the game and the result may have been unfair, I admit Den.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Joey, why will time tell whether yesterday's result was a disgrace? How can future events determine that a past event was disgraceful? I am guessing that what you are really getting at is that scoring only one goal yesterday indicates we will struggle in front of goal for the rest of the season. I disagree, but even if I agreed with your thinking, I would find it very hard to see where the disgrace is.[/p][/quote]Sorry Den, On reflection, perhaps I am expecting too much but we should have scored more than one goal. PDC has set the bar very high and we all need to jump it, but my frustration with the game and the result may have been unfair, I admit Den. joey butler
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10:45pm Mon 27 Aug 12

joey butler says...

Steve. Brentford wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Joey, why will time tell whether yesterday's result was a disgrace? How can future events determine that a past event was disgraceful? I am guessing that what you are really getting at is that scoring only one goal yesterday indicates we will struggle in front of goal for the rest of the season. I disagree, but even if I agreed with your thinking, I would find it very hard to see where the disgrace is.
JB has his views, the trouble is, it is countless times he writes these controversial things, winds ever one up then disappears from the forum for a period of time.
It is difficult not to nibble on the little bait trap he sets, and I often wonder what his motives are.
He once had this fixation of double posters once and drove us crackers with his 'one man campaign' against certain posters on here, some did take offence to this, me included.
What both of you ?
Just a magic comment Steve and you have made me laugh. Thank You!!!
[quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Joey, why will time tell whether yesterday's result was a disgrace? How can future events determine that a past event was disgraceful? I am guessing that what you are really getting at is that scoring only one goal yesterday indicates we will struggle in front of goal for the rest of the season. I disagree, but even if I agreed with your thinking, I would find it very hard to see where the disgrace is.[/p][/quote]JB has his views, the trouble is, it is countless times he writes these controversial things, winds ever one up then disappears from the forum for a period of time. It is difficult not to nibble on the little bait trap he sets, and I often wonder what his motives are. He once had this fixation of double posters once and drove us crackers with his 'one man campaign' against certain posters on here, some did take offence to this, me included.[/p][/quote]What both of you ?[/p][/quote]Just a magic comment Steve and you have made me laugh. Thank You!!! joey butler
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10:53pm Mon 27 Aug 12

joey butler says...

Chish and Fips wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Joey, why will time tell whether yesterday's result was a disgrace? How can future events determine that a past event was disgraceful? I am guessing that what you are really getting at is that scoring only one goal yesterday indicates we will struggle in front of goal for the rest of the season. I disagree, but even if I agreed with your thinking, I would find it very hard to see where the disgrace is.
JB has his views, the trouble is, it is countless times he writes these controversial things, winds ever one up then disappears from the forum for a period of time.
It is difficult not to nibble on the little bait trap he sets, and I often wonder what his motives are.
He once had this fixation of double posters once and drove us crackers with his 'one man campaign' against certain posters on here, some did take offence to this, me included.
Very Sorry Chish and Fips, Witney Wizard, Glas Red, James Altea, London Red and the rest of your multiple identities. I just cannot believe you wrote the above comment Wizard, but the very best of luck to you anyway.
[quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Joey, why will time tell whether yesterday's result was a disgrace? How can future events determine that a past event was disgraceful? I am guessing that what you are really getting at is that scoring only one goal yesterday indicates we will struggle in front of goal for the rest of the season. I disagree, but even if I agreed with your thinking, I would find it very hard to see where the disgrace is.[/p][/quote]JB has his views, the trouble is, it is countless times he writes these controversial things, winds ever one up then disappears from the forum for a period of time. It is difficult not to nibble on the little bait trap he sets, and I often wonder what his motives are. He once had this fixation of double posters once and drove us crackers with his 'one man campaign' against certain posters on here, some did take offence to this, me included.[/p][/quote]Very Sorry Chish and Fips, Witney Wizard, Glas Red, James Altea, London Red and the rest of your multiple identities. I just cannot believe you wrote the above comment Wizard, but the very best of luck to you anyway. joey butler
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11:38pm Mon 27 Aug 12

joey butler says...

joey butler wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Joey, why will time tell whether yesterday's result was a disgrace? How can future events determine that a past event was disgraceful? I am guessing that what you are really getting at is that scoring only one goal yesterday indicates we will struggle in front of goal for the rest of the season. I disagree, but even if I agreed with your thinking, I would find it very hard to see where the disgrace is.
JB has his views, the trouble is, it is countless times he writes these controversial things, winds ever one up then disappears from the forum for a period of time.
It is difficult not to nibble on the little bait trap he sets, and I often wonder what his motives are.
He once had this fixation of double posters once and drove us crackers with his 'one man campaign' against certain posters on here, some did take offence to this, me included.
Very Sorry Chish and Fips, Witney Wizard, Glas Red, James Altea, London Red and the rest of your multiple identities. I just cannot believe you wrote the above comment Wizard, but the very best of luck to you anyway.
Sorry Wizard,

I forgot something very Important, in that you previously admitted openly on here that you post as Chish and Fips on the Oxford Mail. To 'wind them up' you said, so how is the dick now???
[quote][p][bold]joey butler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Joey, why will time tell whether yesterday's result was a disgrace? How can future events determine that a past event was disgraceful? I am guessing that what you are really getting at is that scoring only one goal yesterday indicates we will struggle in front of goal for the rest of the season. I disagree, but even if I agreed with your thinking, I would find it very hard to see where the disgrace is.[/p][/quote]JB has his views, the trouble is, it is countless times he writes these controversial things, winds ever one up then disappears from the forum for a period of time. It is difficult not to nibble on the little bait trap he sets, and I often wonder what his motives are. He once had this fixation of double posters once and drove us crackers with his 'one man campaign' against certain posters on here, some did take offence to this, me included.[/p][/quote]Very Sorry Chish and Fips, Witney Wizard, Glas Red, James Altea, London Red and the rest of your multiple identities. I just cannot believe you wrote the above comment Wizard, but the very best of luck to you anyway.[/p][/quote]Sorry Wizard, I forgot something very Important, in that you previously admitted openly on here that you post as Chish and Fips on the Oxford Mail. To 'wind them up' you said, so how is the dick now??? joey butler
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