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Paolo Di Canio celebrates last night

Paolo Di Canio celebrates last night

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PAOLO Di Canio is lusting after a fourth-round clash with one of the juggernauts of English football after watching his Swindon Town side dump Burnley out of the Capital One Cup last night.

Goals from Paul Benson, Andy Williams and Troy Archibald-Henville sent Swindon cantering to a 3-1 victory over the Clarets, for whom former Town striker Charlie Austin found the net.

And Di Canio now wants to face a Premier League big boy in round four and thereby have the chance to “make football history” with the Robins.

“Everybody will try to see the draw and hope for some names, but from my point of you I would tell you I sign to play Manchester United away or Chelsea away, because on a big occasion it is not important if you lose 5-0 or 6-0,” he said.

“I don’t want to be part of a negative result. I am not mad if I say we like to play there, because even if there is only one chance in a million I would like to play there and make football history for this club with my players. Why not?

“I don’t know if it is easy to reach the final, maybe not, but maybe.

“I am not crazy and I don’t think about the final, but I think about Manchester United away or Chelsea away, or at home, but away is better.

“50,000 and lots of our fans able to come and see us, it would be a fantastic moment for everybody at Swindon. Even if there is one chance in 100 million, why not try to make history for this club.

“Losing 6-0 is not important, but if I see Manchester United away then maybe not.”

Di Canio was delighted with his team’s performance against Burnley, saying: “We are happy because we got through to the next round because maybe there is a chance to play in a fantastic stadium.

“But from my point of view the most important thing is the performance, and once again we went through not for accident but because we fully deserved it.

“We scored three goals and probably should have scored another three or four, but in the end we made an outstanding performance.

“I do not want to sound arrogant but today we can smile, not laugh, smile.

“They did very well and the team went well, but up front when the forwards run like they did it is expensive, because my football is expensive in terms of energy.”

The draw for the fourth round of the Capital One Cup is scheduled to take place at around 10pm tonight.

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6:04am Wed 26 Sep 12

mustard red says...

This is a direct message to Louiscassius and to the many other posters who wrote abusive, disproportionate and churlish comments yesterday about Charlie Austin...

Despite being booed most of the match, and despite not celebrating after he had scored for Burnley, Charlie Austin was gracious in defeat applauding all corners of the County Ground including the Town End.

His actions speak far louder than any of your callous words, and in my opinion (because some of you wanted it yesterday), Charlie Austin is a better person than you!
This is a direct message to Louiscassius and to the many other posters who wrote abusive, disproportionate and churlish comments yesterday about Charlie Austin... Despite being booed most of the match, and despite not celebrating after he had scored for Burnley, Charlie Austin was gracious in defeat applauding all corners of the County Ground including the Town End. His actions speak far louder than any of your callous words, and in my opinion (because some of you wanted it yesterday), Charlie Austin is a better person than you! mustard red
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6:24am Wed 26 Sep 12

louiscassius says...

mustard red wrote:
This is a direct message to Louiscassius and to the many other posters who wrote abusive, disproportionate and churlish comments yesterday about Charlie Austin...

Despite being booed most of the match, and despite not celebrating after he had scored for Burnley, Charlie Austin was gracious in defeat applauding all corners of the County Ground including the Town End.

His actions speak far louder than any of your callous words, and in my opinion (because some of you wanted it yesterday), Charlie Austin is a better person than you!
Oh is he now......duplicating your post, now that very adult of you......

Better than me.....MMmmm, let me think.....

Knocking off my friends Mrs, allegedly...

Hmmmmm........Dont think so!!

Get a grip.........

Remember your umbrella.....it might be raining.....

Louis :-))))
[quote][p][bold]mustard red[/bold] wrote: This is a direct message to Louiscassius and to the many other posters who wrote abusive, disproportionate and churlish comments yesterday about Charlie Austin... Despite being booed most of the match, and despite not celebrating after he had scored for Burnley, Charlie Austin was gracious in defeat applauding all corners of the County Ground including the Town End. His actions speak far louder than any of your callous words, and in my opinion (because some of you wanted it yesterday), Charlie Austin is a better person than you![/p][/quote]Oh is he now......duplicating your post, now that very adult of you...... Better than me.....MMmmm, let me think..... Knocking off my friends Mrs, allegedly... Hmmmmm........Dont think so!! Get a grip......... Remember your umbrella.....it might be raining..... Louis :-)))) louiscassius
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6:28am Wed 26 Sep 12

louiscassius says...

Oh just another thought.

You'd rather slag a fan who has thrown money; hundred and hundreds of pounds over the years into the Club, as have many many thousands of other fans over a big headed player...

Who wouldnt p1ss on us if we were on fire, and did what he did.....

We should be sticking together and appreciating each others points of view........

Not making personal insults....

But i suppose thats the measure of you isnt it..........

You support dear old Charlie Boy......but someone who genuinely loves the Club and always has, and only wants the best for the Club is just scum to you.......

Look in the mirror you silly person.

Louis :-((((
Oh just another thought. You'd rather slag a fan who has thrown money; hundred and hundreds of pounds over the years into the Club, as have many many thousands of other fans over a big headed player... Who wouldnt p1ss on us if we were on fire, and did what he did..... We should be sticking together and appreciating each others points of view........ Not making personal insults.... But i suppose thats the measure of you isnt it.......... You support dear old Charlie Boy......but someone who genuinely loves the Club and always has, and only wants the best for the Club is just scum to you....... Look in the mirror you silly person. Louis :-(((( louiscassius
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6:28am Wed 26 Sep 12

mallorca says...

Great result for the Town and listening over here sounded an exciting game.
Did think for the first 20 mins Burnley were all over us.Yet we had 2 chances and got what counted 2 goals.
Sounded as if CA had put on a bit of weight and appeared to be a shadow of what he was when he was at the CG. Times have changed he has moved on and by all accounts a friend of mine who is a Director of Burnley say's he is well liked by the club and supporters so good luck to him.
Do hope Pdc and the Team get a decent draw,did like Pdc's post match interview,plus JW as usual came accross so well, we are fortunate to have such a chairman with vision.
So all in all WHAT A RESULT and fitness prevailed
WELL DONE TOWN
Great result for the Town and listening over here sounded an exciting game. Did think for the first 20 mins Burnley were all over us.Yet we had 2 chances and got what counted 2 goals. Sounded as if CA had put on a bit of weight and appeared to be a shadow of what he was when he was at the CG. Times have changed he has moved on and by all accounts a friend of mine who is a Director of Burnley say's he is well liked by the club and supporters so good luck to him. Do hope Pdc and the Team get a decent draw,did like Pdc's post match interview,plus JW as usual came accross so well, we are fortunate to have such a chairman with vision. So all in all WHAT A RESULT and fitness prevailed WELL DONE TOWN mallorca
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6:36am Wed 26 Sep 12

who am i says...

mustard red wrote:
This is a direct message to Louiscassius and to the many other posters who wrote abusive, disproportionate and churlish comments yesterday about Charlie Austin...

Despite being booed most of the match, and despite not celebrating after he had scored for Burnley, Charlie Austin was gracious in defeat applauding all corners of the County Ground including the Town End.

His actions speak far louder than any of your callous words, and in my opinion (because some of you wanted it yesterday), Charlie Austin is a better person than you!
oh my god he has to post the same drivel on every item lol ...
[quote][p][bold]mustard red[/bold] wrote: This is a direct message to Louiscassius and to the many other posters who wrote abusive, disproportionate and churlish comments yesterday about Charlie Austin... Despite being booed most of the match, and despite not celebrating after he had scored for Burnley, Charlie Austin was gracious in defeat applauding all corners of the County Ground including the Town End. His actions speak far louder than any of your callous words, and in my opinion (because some of you wanted it yesterday), Charlie Austin is a better person than you![/p][/quote]oh my god he has to post the same drivel on every item lol ... who am i
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6:38am Wed 26 Sep 12

mustard red says...

louiscassius wrote:
Oh just another thought.

You'd rather slag a fan who has thrown money; hundred and hundreds of pounds over the years into the Club, as have many many thousands of other fans over a big headed player...

Who wouldnt p1ss on us if we were on fire, and did what he did.....

We should be sticking together and appreciating each others points of view........

Not making personal insults....

But i suppose thats the measure of you isnt it..........

You support dear old Charlie Boy......but someone who genuinely loves the Club and always has, and only wants the best for the Club is just scum to you.......

Look in the mirror you silly person.

Louis :-((((
Well done. You have just proved my point.
[quote][p][bold]louiscassius[/bold] wrote: Oh just another thought. You'd rather slag a fan who has thrown money; hundred and hundreds of pounds over the years into the Club, as have many many thousands of other fans over a big headed player... Who wouldnt p1ss on us if we were on fire, and did what he did..... We should be sticking together and appreciating each others points of view........ Not making personal insults.... But i suppose thats the measure of you isnt it.......... You support dear old Charlie Boy......but someone who genuinely loves the Club and always has, and only wants the best for the Club is just scum to you....... Look in the mirror you silly person. Louis :-(((([/p][/quote]Well done. You have just proved my point. mustard red
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6:41am Wed 26 Sep 12

who am i says...

What a great team display again last night, Burnley looked good for the first 15 or so minutes but once we got going you could just see the quality in our team. Great to see williams score again, Old bighead just had too score but who cares. This team is most definitely going places under PDC. Hope we get a good draw in next round but i bet it will be Bradford lol.
What a great team display again last night, Burnley looked good for the first 15 or so minutes but once we got going you could just see the quality in our team. Great to see williams score again, Old bighead just had too score but who cares. This team is most definitely going places under PDC. Hope we get a good draw in next round but i bet it will be Bradford lol. who am i
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6:50am Wed 26 Sep 12

Swindon1984 says...

mustard red wrote:
louiscassius wrote:
Oh just another thought.

You'd rather slag a fan who has thrown money; hundred and hundreds of pounds over the years into the Club, as have many many thousands of other fans over a big headed player...

Who wouldnt p1ss on us if we were on fire, and did what he did.....

We should be sticking together and appreciating each others points of view........

Not making personal insults....

But i suppose thats the measure of you isnt it..........

You support dear old Charlie Boy......but someone who genuinely loves the Club and always has, and only wants the best for the Club is just scum to you.......

Look in the mirror you silly person.

Louis :-((((
Well done. You have just proved my point.
Great result, great opportunity for the club. Don't care if you're for or against Charlie Austin, everyone give it a rest, you're taking the shine off another good day for the town with a petty BS squabble.

Bring on the draw tonight, maybe then we can go back to talking about football, not who may or may not have slept with who (who cares?) or who's a better person (again, couldn't give a toss). Pathetic to have to listen to.

If you boys want to argue (not discuss, bicker like kids) then swap email addresses, go fight in the car park, whatever. The past few threads have been less 442 and more Heat magazine (or so the missus would tell me).

Austin in the past now? Good stuff, cheers.
[quote][p][bold]mustard red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]louiscassius[/bold] wrote: Oh just another thought. You'd rather slag a fan who has thrown money; hundred and hundreds of pounds over the years into the Club, as have many many thousands of other fans over a big headed player... Who wouldnt p1ss on us if we were on fire, and did what he did..... We should be sticking together and appreciating each others points of view........ Not making personal insults.... But i suppose thats the measure of you isnt it.......... You support dear old Charlie Boy......but someone who genuinely loves the Club and always has, and only wants the best for the Club is just scum to you....... Look in the mirror you silly person. Louis :-(((([/p][/quote]Well done. You have just proved my point.[/p][/quote]Great result, great opportunity for the club. Don't care if you're for or against Charlie Austin, everyone give it a rest, you're taking the shine off another good day for the town with a petty BS squabble. Bring on the draw tonight, maybe then we can go back to talking about football, not who may or may not have slept with who (who cares?) or who's a better person (again, couldn't give a toss). Pathetic to have to listen to. If you boys want to argue (not discuss, bicker like kids) then swap email addresses, go fight in the car park, whatever. The past few threads have been less 442 and more Heat magazine (or so the missus would tell me). Austin in the past now? Good stuff, cheers. Swindon1984
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7:00am Wed 26 Sep 12

louiscassius says...

Swindon1984 wrote:
mustard red wrote:
louiscassius wrote:
Oh just another thought.

You'd rather slag a fan who has thrown money; hundred and hundreds of pounds over the years into the Club, as have many many thousands of other fans over a big headed player...

Who wouldnt p1ss on us if we were on fire, and did what he did.....

We should be sticking together and appreciating each others points of view........

Not making personal insults....

But i suppose thats the measure of you isnt it..........

You support dear old Charlie Boy......but someone who genuinely loves the Club and always has, and only wants the best for the Club is just scum to you.......

Look in the mirror you silly person.

Louis :-((((
Well done. You have just proved my point.
Great result, great opportunity for the club. Don't care if you're for or against Charlie Austin, everyone give it a rest, you're taking the shine off another good day for the town with a petty BS squabble.

Bring on the draw tonight, maybe then we can go back to talking about football, not who may or may not have slept with who (who cares?) or who's a better person (again, couldn't give a toss). Pathetic to have to listen to.

If you boys want to argue (not discuss, bicker like kids) then swap email addresses, go fight in the car park, whatever. The past few threads have been less 442 and more Heat magazine (or so the missus would tell me).

Austin in the past now? Good stuff, cheers.
Agreed....

Another Amazing day at the office for all at STFC....

and all that sail in her!!!!!

Well done everyone!!!!

Louis :-)))
[quote][p][bold]Swindon1984[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mustard red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]louiscassius[/bold] wrote: Oh just another thought. You'd rather slag a fan who has thrown money; hundred and hundreds of pounds over the years into the Club, as have many many thousands of other fans over a big headed player... Who wouldnt p1ss on us if we were on fire, and did what he did..... We should be sticking together and appreciating each others points of view........ Not making personal insults.... But i suppose thats the measure of you isnt it.......... You support dear old Charlie Boy......but someone who genuinely loves the Club and always has, and only wants the best for the Club is just scum to you....... Look in the mirror you silly person. Louis :-(((([/p][/quote]Well done. You have just proved my point.[/p][/quote]Great result, great opportunity for the club. Don't care if you're for or against Charlie Austin, everyone give it a rest, you're taking the shine off another good day for the town with a petty BS squabble. Bring on the draw tonight, maybe then we can go back to talking about football, not who may or may not have slept with who (who cares?) or who's a better person (again, couldn't give a toss). Pathetic to have to listen to. If you boys want to argue (not discuss, bicker like kids) then swap email addresses, go fight in the car park, whatever. The past few threads have been less 442 and more Heat magazine (or so the missus would tell me). Austin in the past now? Good stuff, cheers.[/p][/quote]Agreed.... Another Amazing day at the office for all at STFC.... and all that sail in her!!!!! Well done everyone!!!! Louis :-))) louiscassius
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7:08am Wed 26 Sep 12

Malkym says...

Swindon1984 wrote:
mustard red wrote:
louiscassius wrote: Oh just another thought. You'd rather slag a fan who has thrown money; hundred and hundreds of pounds over the years into the Club, as have many many thousands of other fans over a big headed player... Who wouldnt p1ss on us if we were on fire, and did what he did..... We should be sticking together and appreciating each others points of view........ Not making personal insults.... But i suppose thats the measure of you isnt it.......... You support dear old Charlie Boy......but someone who genuinely loves the Club and always has, and only wants the best for the Club is just scum to you....... Look in the mirror you silly person. Louis :-((((
Well done. You have just proved my point.
Great result, great opportunity for the club. Don't care if you're for or against Charlie Austin, everyone give it a rest, you're taking the shine off another good day for the town with a petty BS squabble. Bring on the draw tonight, maybe then we can go back to talking about football, not who may or may not have slept with who (who cares?) or who's a better person (again, couldn't give a toss). Pathetic to have to listen to. If you boys want to argue (not discuss, bicker like kids) then swap email addresses, go fight in the car park, whatever. The past few threads have been less 442 and more Heat magazine (or so the missus would tell me). Austin in the past now? Good stuff, cheers.
Excellent post '84, admit I've defended CA the footballer- that's all that ever concerned me, as you say who cares where his oats are sown or where his next fix is coming from.

But you are right that issue shouldn't take the shine off what was perhaps not a great performance in terms of putting on the style but certainly very good against a team that showed they can cause the opposition problems.

Well done lads - decent draw please.
[quote][p][bold]Swindon1984[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mustard red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]louiscassius[/bold] wrote: Oh just another thought. You'd rather slag a fan who has thrown money; hundred and hundreds of pounds over the years into the Club, as have many many thousands of other fans over a big headed player... Who wouldnt p1ss on us if we were on fire, and did what he did..... We should be sticking together and appreciating each others points of view........ Not making personal insults.... But i suppose thats the measure of you isnt it.......... You support dear old Charlie Boy......but someone who genuinely loves the Club and always has, and only wants the best for the Club is just scum to you....... Look in the mirror you silly person. Louis :-(((([/p][/quote]Well done. You have just proved my point.[/p][/quote]Great result, great opportunity for the club. Don't care if you're for or against Charlie Austin, everyone give it a rest, you're taking the shine off another good day for the town with a petty BS squabble. Bring on the draw tonight, maybe then we can go back to talking about football, not who may or may not have slept with who (who cares?) or who's a better person (again, couldn't give a toss). Pathetic to have to listen to. If you boys want to argue (not discuss, bicker like kids) then swap email addresses, go fight in the car park, whatever. The past few threads have been less 442 and more Heat magazine (or so the missus would tell me). Austin in the past now? Good stuff, cheers.[/p][/quote]Excellent post '84, admit I've defended CA the footballer- that's all that ever concerned me, as you say who cares where his oats are sown or where his next fix is coming from. But you are right that issue shouldn't take the shine off what was perhaps not a great performance in terms of putting on the style but certainly very good against a team that showed they can cause the opposition problems. Well done lads - decent draw please. Malkym
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7:42am Wed 26 Sep 12

fredi says...

Just another great night at the CG. So enjoyable watching our attractive football claim another big scalp. A great team performance but must highlight another sensational game for Nathan - boy does he tackle well- and the all round game of Andy Williams whose pace and direct running style is electrifying to watch and will terrorise so many defences this season. Also Paolo seemed relatively calm (for him) and while still showing all the drive and passion we love, there appeared a quiet self assurance. Love the clenched fist to the chairman at the end of every game and the thumbs up he gets from JW. Don 't want to get carried away but genuinely believe anything is possible with these two in charge.
Just another great night at the CG. So enjoyable watching our attractive football claim another big scalp. A great team performance but must highlight another sensational game for Nathan - boy does he tackle well- and the all round game of Andy Williams whose pace and direct running style is electrifying to watch and will terrorise so many defences this season. Also Paolo seemed relatively calm (for him) and while still showing all the drive and passion we love, there appeared a quiet self assurance. Love the clenched fist to the chairman at the end of every game and the thumbs up he gets from JW. Don 't want to get carried away but genuinely believe anything is possible with these two in charge. fredi
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8:10am Wed 26 Sep 12

the wizard says...

Over the last two home games we have witnessed Nathan Thompson in superb form, why did we ever play Joe Devera, when this young man must have been chaffing at the bit to get a game ? I puzzled as to why, but anyway, long may he continue.
He seems to have a good ally in Troy and there was a lot being said between the two, hopefully Troy mentoring his positional play at times, all good to see..
First time I have seen Troy, must say he looks very much the man, and last night in this game he seems to have more to offer than Flint, especially in distribution and positioning.
I also noticed that yet again Jay's positional play at times was superb. It all seems to be coming together at last, thankfully.
Over the last two home games we have witnessed Nathan Thompson in superb form, why did we ever play Joe Devera, when this young man must have been chaffing at the bit to get a game ? I puzzled as to why, but anyway, long may he continue. He seems to have a good ally in Troy and there was a lot being said between the two, hopefully Troy mentoring his positional play at times, all good to see.. First time I have seen Troy, must say he looks very much the man, and last night in this game he seems to have more to offer than Flint, especially in distribution and positioning. I also noticed that yet again Jay's positional play at times was superb. It all seems to be coming together at last, thankfully. the wizard
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8:17am Wed 26 Sep 12

Swindon1984 says...

fredi wrote:
Just another great night at the CG. So enjoyable watching our attractive football claim another big scalp. A great team performance but must highlight another sensational game for Nathan - boy does he tackle well- and the all round game of Andy Williams whose pace and direct running style is electrifying to watch and will terrorise so many defences this season. Also Paolo seemed relatively calm (for him) and while still showing all the drive and passion we love, there appeared a quiet self assurance. Love the clenched fist to the chairman at the end of every game and the thumbs up he gets from JW. Don 't want to get carried away but genuinely believe anything is possible with these two in charge.
Think we can get carried away a little bit! We are living in extraordinary times as town fans :-)
[quote][p][bold]fredi[/bold] wrote: Just another great night at the CG. So enjoyable watching our attractive football claim another big scalp. A great team performance but must highlight another sensational game for Nathan - boy does he tackle well- and the all round game of Andy Williams whose pace and direct running style is electrifying to watch and will terrorise so many defences this season. Also Paolo seemed relatively calm (for him) and while still showing all the drive and passion we love, there appeared a quiet self assurance. Love the clenched fist to the chairman at the end of every game and the thumbs up he gets from JW. Don 't want to get carried away but genuinely believe anything is possible with these two in charge.[/p][/quote]Think we can get carried away a little bit! We are living in extraordinary times as town fans :-) Swindon1984
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8:17am Wed 26 Sep 12

umpcah says...

the wizard wrote:
Over the last two home games we have witnessed Nathan Thompson in superb form, why did we ever play Joe Devera, when this young man must have been chaffing at the bit to get a game ? I puzzled as to why, but anyway, long may he continue.
He seems to have a good ally in Troy and there was a lot being said between the two, hopefully Troy mentoring his positional play at times, all good to see..
First time I have seen Troy, must say he looks very much the man, and last night in this game he seems to have more to offer than Flint, especially in distribution and positioning.
I also noticed that yet again Jay's positional play at times was superb. It all seems to be coming together at last, thankfully.
Yes Nathan has arrived ! He can only get better as he holds his position in the starting eleven. Caddis was not missed last night was he ?
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: Over the last two home games we have witnessed Nathan Thompson in superb form, why did we ever play Joe Devera, when this young man must have been chaffing at the bit to get a game ? I puzzled as to why, but anyway, long may he continue. He seems to have a good ally in Troy and there was a lot being said between the two, hopefully Troy mentoring his positional play at times, all good to see.. First time I have seen Troy, must say he looks very much the man, and last night in this game he seems to have more to offer than Flint, especially in distribution and positioning. I also noticed that yet again Jay's positional play at times was superb. It all seems to be coming together at last, thankfully.[/p][/quote]Yes Nathan has arrived ! He can only get better as he holds his position in the starting eleven. Caddis was not missed last night was he ? umpcah
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8:33am Wed 26 Sep 12

Bondy54 says...

who am i wrote:
What a great team display again last night, Burnley looked good for the first 15 or so minutes but once we got going you could just see the quality in our team. Great to see williams score again, Old bighead just had too score but who cares. This team is most definitely going places under PDC. Hope we get a good draw in next round but i bet it will be Bradford lol.
No Bro got a feeling that we will get Chelski.
Yes Williams is on fire now & I can see how he scored all those goals for Yeovil last season.
One player who is really standing out at the moment though is young Nathan Thompson. I thought we would struggle when Caddis left but I dont miss him now. Well done Nathan, keep it up lad.
Another good thing about last night was that when Charlie scored to make it 2-1 I was a bit worried that we would shut up shop but the Town went straight back on the attack & eventually got the 3rd goal that they deserved which killed the game off. Could have got another couple after that as well. Well done Lads another great win.
[quote][p][bold]who am i[/bold] wrote: What a great team display again last night, Burnley looked good for the first 15 or so minutes but once we got going you could just see the quality in our team. Great to see williams score again, Old bighead just had too score but who cares. This team is most definitely going places under PDC. Hope we get a good draw in next round but i bet it will be Bradford lol.[/p][/quote]No Bro got a feeling that we will get Chelski. Yes Williams is on fire now & I can see how he scored all those goals for Yeovil last season. One player who is really standing out at the moment though is young Nathan Thompson. I thought we would struggle when Caddis left but I dont miss him now. Well done Nathan, keep it up lad. Another good thing about last night was that when Charlie scored to make it 2-1 I was a bit worried that we would shut up shop but the Town went straight back on the attack & eventually got the 3rd goal that they deserved which killed the game off. Could have got another couple after that as well. Well done Lads another great win. Bondy54
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9:01am Wed 26 Sep 12

mrclick says...

great win for the town, I have no interest in the CA debate he used to play for us now he doesn't big deal. As for the draw tonight, I'd like a home tie against a beatable side, then see how we go.... Also I had 3-1 at 14s happy days
great win for the town, I have no interest in the CA debate he used to play for us now he doesn't big deal. As for the draw tonight, I'd like a home tie against a beatable side, then see how we go.... Also I had 3-1 at 14s happy days mrclick
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9:11am Wed 26 Sep 12

MITTED says...

The thought of travelling hundreds of miles up north and even beyond the very north east, midweek in the cold of winter, no thanks. There isn't a single side left in the competition who would choose us at the CG. That's why it's a home tie for me. Fingers crossed.
COYR
The thought of travelling hundreds of miles up north and even beyond the very north east, midweek in the cold of winter, no thanks. There isn't a single side left in the competition who would choose us at the CG. That's why it's a home tie for me. Fingers crossed. COYR MITTED
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9:18am Wed 26 Sep 12

London Red says...

With you MrClick - Austin had his day yesterday on his own article - lets move on now

"Winnable" games are starting to become a rare commodity as we are now down to 16
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Bradford would be the only real one you could put in that category - unless Carlilse were to cause an upset tonight
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Don't think we can class Premiership sides as winnable really - yes we have more chance against Swansea than Man U - but Swansea will still be clear favourites
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As we are very unlikely to win the cup (this is the first time we have reached this stage in 18 years - We had a certain Fjortoft playing then!) I want the glamour tie
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I also want it away for 2 reasons
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1 - Money the CG holds what 14,500 - so if we sold every ticket at 25 that gives revenue of 362,500 - 45% is therefore 163,125
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An away tie at the Big 4 (Man City are out) say with 50,000 turning up would mean to get the same revenue they would only need to charge 7.25!
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Now we can't charge 25 for ever ticket and they won't charge 7 - so the amount we would make from it is likely to be worth as much as 500k to us
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Or in other words Troy and Collins or Wes and Rooney or Ritchie and Flint or Ferry and Caddis!
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2 - is the same as PdC has said - lets have a grand day out
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We rarely ever get to play at places like Old Trafford or Anfield - so lets go there and enjoy it
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I said Arsenal for selfish reason - its London (Chelsea would do too) - but would be just as happy with Man U or Liverpool
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However - if a home version was to get the TV crews in and we would get 100k or so from that - then a home tie could be good as we would still get £250k from it
With you MrClick - Austin had his day yesterday on his own article - lets move on now "Winnable" games are starting to become a rare commodity as we are now down to 16 . Bradford would be the only real one you could put in that category - unless Carlilse were to cause an upset tonight . Don't think we can class Premiership sides as winnable really - yes we have more chance against Swansea than Man U - but Swansea will still be clear favourites . As we are very unlikely to win the cup (this is the first time we have reached this stage in 18 years - We had a certain Fjortoft playing then!) I want the glamour tie . I also want it away for 2 reasons . 1 - Money the CG holds what 14,500 - so if we sold every ticket at 25 that gives revenue of 362,500 - 45% is therefore 163,125 . An away tie at the Big 4 (Man City are out) say with 50,000 turning up would mean to get the same revenue they would only need to charge 7.25! . Now we can't charge 25 for ever ticket and they won't charge 7 - so the amount we would make from it is likely to be worth as much as 500k to us . Or in other words Troy and Collins or Wes and Rooney or Ritchie and Flint or Ferry and Caddis! . 2 - is the same as PdC has said - lets have a grand day out . We rarely ever get to play at places like Old Trafford or Anfield - so lets go there and enjoy it . I said Arsenal for selfish reason - its London (Chelsea would do too) - but would be just as happy with Man U or Liverpool . However - if a home version was to get the TV crews in and we would get 100k or so from that - then a home tie could be good as we would still get £250k from it London Red
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9:32am Wed 26 Sep 12

Even Angrier Monkey says...

Liverpool at home for me please. Given their form and liklihood of resting star players I really think we could turn them over.
Liverpool at home for me please. Given their form and liklihood of resting star players I really think we could turn them over. Even Angrier Monkey
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9:32am Wed 26 Sep 12

SAPFanSTFC says...

louiscassius wrote:
Oh just another thought.

You'd rather slag a fan who has thrown money; hundred and hundreds of pounds over the years into the Club, as have many many thousands of other fans over a big headed player...

Who wouldnt p1ss on us if we were on fire, and did what he did.....

We should be sticking together and appreciating each others points of view........

Not making personal insults....

But i suppose thats the measure of you isnt it..........

You support dear old Charlie Boy......but someone who genuinely loves the Club and always has, and only wants the best for the Club is just scum to you.......

Look in the mirror you silly person.

Louis :-((((
With you all the way Louis...
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His Dad (Fred?..can't remember) along with his Grandad were sat right in front of me and his Dad got really quite abusive when I got angry with Charlie for making the most of a challenge and feigning injury (form which he got up and sprinted the length of the field so he can't have been too bad).
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His Dad's opinion of Swindon fans was clear for all telling me to get into the Town End with the rest of the %$&£.
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Personally I'm happier as a Town fan now than since the Hoddle days - but then we looked good but we needed the one player, now we have a close knit team who don't go out starting fights in my local town, they don't throw abuse at fans at special events whilst under the influence of something, they don't go around sh4gging other player's wives and they don't think they are the big I am.
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Don't get me wrong - as a player he is quite unique....but as a person and a squad member....I just hope he has improved.
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Happy Days are back at Fortress CG!
[quote][p][bold]louiscassius[/bold] wrote: Oh just another thought. You'd rather slag a fan who has thrown money; hundred and hundreds of pounds over the years into the Club, as have many many thousands of other fans over a big headed player... Who wouldnt p1ss on us if we were on fire, and did what he did..... We should be sticking together and appreciating each others points of view........ Not making personal insults.... But i suppose thats the measure of you isnt it.......... You support dear old Charlie Boy......but someone who genuinely loves the Club and always has, and only wants the best for the Club is just scum to you....... Look in the mirror you silly person. Louis :-(((([/p][/quote]With you all the way Louis... ---. His Dad (Fred?..can't remember) along with his Grandad were sat right in front of me and his Dad got really quite abusive when I got angry with Charlie for making the most of a challenge and feigning injury (form which he got up and sprinted the length of the field so he can't have been too bad). ---. His Dad's opinion of Swindon fans was clear for all telling me to get into the Town End with the rest of the %$&£. ===. Personally I'm happier as a Town fan now than since the Hoddle days - but then we looked good but we needed the one player, now we have a close knit team who don't go out starting fights in my local town, they don't throw abuse at fans at special events whilst under the influence of something, they don't go around sh4gging other player's wives and they don't think they are the big I am. ---. Don't get me wrong - as a player he is quite unique....but as a person and a squad member....I just hope he has improved. ===. Happy Days are back at Fortress CG! SAPFanSTFC
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9:34am Wed 26 Sep 12

Oi Den! says...

All games are winnable and all games are loseable. That's why we go.
All games are winnable and all games are loseable. That's why we go. Oi Den!
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9:34am Wed 26 Sep 12

Is that you Lovesey says...

Newcastle at home would be MINT !!!!

Or Bradford at home so we can go further....
Newcastle at home would be MINT !!!! Or Bradford at home so we can go further.... Is that you Lovesey
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9:34am Wed 26 Sep 12

SAPFanSTFC says...

Right who do YOU want in the next round!?...I'll take Bradford or Burton at home please THEN Man Utd, Chelsea or other anywhere.
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Last 16 is quite special - last 8 would just be an incredible achievement for all at the County Ground.
Right who do YOU want in the next round!?...I'll take Bradford or Burton at home please THEN Man Utd, Chelsea or other anywhere. --- Last 16 is quite special - last 8 would just be an incredible achievement for all at the County Ground. SAPFanSTFC
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9:37am Wed 26 Sep 12

Stilloyal says...

London Red wrote:
With you MrClick - Austin had his day yesterday on his own article - lets move on now "Winnable" games are starting to become a rare commodity as we are now down to 16 . Bradford would be the only real one you could put in that category - unless Carlilse were to cause an upset tonight . Don't think we can class Premiership sides as winnable really - yes we have more chance against Swansea than Man U - but Swansea will still be clear favourites . As we are very unlikely to win the cup (this is the first time we have reached this stage in 18 years - We had a certain Fjortoft playing then!) I want the glamour tie . I also want it away for 2 reasons . 1 - Money the CG holds what 14,500 - so if we sold every ticket at 25 that gives revenue of 362,500 - 45% is therefore 163,125 . An away tie at the Big 4 (Man City are out) say with 50,000 turning up would mean to get the same revenue they would only need to charge 7.25! . Now we can't charge 25 for ever ticket and they won't charge 7 - so the amount we would make from it is likely to be worth as much as 500k to us . Or in other words Troy and Collins or Wes and Rooney or Ritchie and Flint or Ferry and Caddis! . 2 - is the same as PdC has said - lets have a grand day out . We rarely ever get to play at places like Old Trafford or Anfield - so lets go there and enjoy it . I said Arsenal for selfish reason - its London (Chelsea would do too) - but would be just as happy with Man U or Liverpool . However - if a home version was to get the TV crews in and we would get 100k or so from that - then a home tie could be good as we would still get £250k from it
We played Bradford in 69 and just managed to get through. We also played Burnly in 69 .
Fon't forget the Ar5e at Wembley either .
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: With you MrClick - Austin had his day yesterday on his own article - lets move on now "Winnable" games are starting to become a rare commodity as we are now down to 16 . Bradford would be the only real one you could put in that category - unless Carlilse were to cause an upset tonight . Don't think we can class Premiership sides as winnable really - yes we have more chance against Swansea than Man U - but Swansea will still be clear favourites . As we are very unlikely to win the cup (this is the first time we have reached this stage in 18 years - We had a certain Fjortoft playing then!) I want the glamour tie . I also want it away for 2 reasons . 1 - Money the CG holds what 14,500 - so if we sold every ticket at 25 that gives revenue of 362,500 - 45% is therefore 163,125 . An away tie at the Big 4 (Man City are out) say with 50,000 turning up would mean to get the same revenue they would only need to charge 7.25! . Now we can't charge 25 for ever ticket and they won't charge 7 - so the amount we would make from it is likely to be worth as much as 500k to us . Or in other words Troy and Collins or Wes and Rooney or Ritchie and Flint or Ferry and Caddis! . 2 - is the same as PdC has said - lets have a grand day out . We rarely ever get to play at places like Old Trafford or Anfield - so lets go there and enjoy it . I said Arsenal for selfish reason - its London (Chelsea would do too) - but would be just as happy with Man U or Liverpool . However - if a home version was to get the TV crews in and we would get 100k or so from that - then a home tie could be good as we would still get £250k from it[/p][/quote]We played Bradford in 69 and just managed to get through. We also played Burnly in 69 . Fon't forget the Ar5e at Wembley either . Stilloyal
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9:40am Wed 26 Sep 12

Psychedelic Syd says...

Nathan Thompson looks like he will be in the side for a very long time. His instant, ferocious but fair tackling, is a joy to watch. He is much better defensively than Caddis and on his showing in the last 2 matches, is almost unbeatable one to one. His opponent was scared stiff of him because he knew that the instant he so much as touched the ball, Thompson would take it straight off him -whack! The overlapping part of his game could be developed although there were several times last night when he made himself available but Matt R chose another option. A fantastic young player. Andy Williams was out of this world last night. What a superb player he is, good vision, speed, strength, skill, never stops running - a nightmare for opposition defenders. Those 2 were worth the admission money alone.
Nathan Thompson looks like he will be in the side for a very long time. His instant, ferocious but fair tackling, is a joy to watch. He is much better defensively than Caddis and on his showing in the last 2 matches, is almost unbeatable one to one. His opponent was scared stiff of him because he knew that the instant he so much as touched the ball, Thompson would take it straight off him -whack! The overlapping part of his game could be developed although there were several times last night when he made himself available but Matt R chose another option. A fantastic young player. Andy Williams was out of this world last night. What a superb player he is, good vision, speed, strength, skill, never stops running - a nightmare for opposition defenders. Those 2 were worth the admission money alone. Psychedelic Syd
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9:40am Wed 26 Sep 12

wiki27 says...

Great performance last night. Thompson was my MoM although that award could easily got to several other players. Still not totally convinced by the Navarro/Miller partnership. Good to see Roberts play his best game for us so far. Williams is class. Macca (Ronadlo) should know better than going for a suicide mazy run, along with Jay (Red Mist). Also thought that Benson put in a tremendous shift, chasing anything and everything - the perfect professional.
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Question. Do we get any money for progressing to the last 16 in this competition?
Great performance last night. Thompson was my MoM although that award could easily got to several other players. Still not totally convinced by the Navarro/Miller partnership. Good to see Roberts play his best game for us so far. Williams is class. Macca (Ronadlo) should know better than going for a suicide mazy run, along with Jay (Red Mist). Also thought that Benson put in a tremendous shift, chasing anything and everything - the perfect professional. . Question. Do we get any money for progressing to the last 16 in this competition? wiki27
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9:48am Wed 26 Sep 12

SAPFanSTFC says...

wiki27 wrote:
Great performance last night. Thompson was my MoM although that award could easily got to several other players. Still not totally convinced by the Navarro/Miller partnership. Good to see Roberts play his best game for us so far. Williams is class. Macca (Ronadlo) should know better than going for a suicide mazy run, along with Jay (Red Mist). Also thought that Benson put in a tremendous shift, chasing anything and everything - the perfect professional.
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Question. Do we get any money for progressing to the last 16 in this competition?
Not a lot...very poor prize money
[quote][p][bold]wiki27[/bold] wrote: Great performance last night. Thompson was my MoM although that award could easily got to several other players. Still not totally convinced by the Navarro/Miller partnership. Good to see Roberts play his best game for us so far. Williams is class. Macca (Ronadlo) should know better than going for a suicide mazy run, along with Jay (Red Mist). Also thought that Benson put in a tremendous shift, chasing anything and everything - the perfect professional. . Question. Do we get any money for progressing to the last 16 in this competition?[/p][/quote]Not a lot...very poor prize money SAPFanSTFC
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9:50am Wed 26 Sep 12

SAPFanSTFC says...

....blimey it's worse than I thought, just found this:
Prize Money: The prize money awarded by the Football League for the 2011 / 2012 was as follows:

Final Winners - £100,000
Final Runners-up - £50,000
Losing Semi-finalists - £25,000
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No wonder teams don't take it seriously - you get more from the TV revenue than for winning it!
....blimey it's worse than I thought, just found this: Prize Money: The prize money awarded by the Football League for the 2011 / 2012 was as follows: Final Winners - £100,000 Final Runners-up - £50,000 Losing Semi-finalists - £25,000 ---. No wonder teams don't take it seriously - you get more from the TV revenue than for winning it! SAPFanSTFC
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9:58am Wed 26 Sep 12

wiki27 says...

Thanks SAPFan. Happy to get gate receipts from an away tie Man U or Chelsea.
Thanks SAPFan. Happy to get gate receipts from an away tie Man U or Chelsea. wiki27
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9:59am Wed 26 Sep 12

joey butler says...

For anyone who missed the match, please don't forget The League Cup Show, late Wednesday night on BBC1
For anyone who missed the match, please don't forget The League Cup Show, late Wednesday night on BBC1 joey butler
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10:11am Wed 26 Sep 12

the don69 says...

Oi Den! wrote:
All games are winnable and all games are loseable. That's why we go.
What a clever boy you are Den!you learn something every day!LOL!!!!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: All games are winnable and all games are loseable. That's why we go.[/p][/quote]What a clever boy you are Den!you learn something every day!LOL!!!!!!!!!!! the don69
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10:13am Wed 26 Sep 12

pdc does wot he wants says...

London Red wrote:
With you MrClick - Austin had his day yesterday on his own article - lets move on now "Winnable" games are starting to become a rare commodity as we are now down to 16 . Bradford would be the only real one you could put in that category - unless Carlilse were to cause an upset tonight . Don't think we can class Premiership sides as winnable really - yes we have more chance against Swansea than Man U - but Swansea will still be clear favourites . As we are very unlikely to win the cup (this is the first time we have reached this stage in 18 years - We had a certain Fjortoft playing then!) I want the glamour tie . I also want it away for 2 reasons . 1 - Money the CG holds what 14,500 - so if we sold every ticket at 25 that gives revenue of 362,500 - 45% is therefore 163,125 . An away tie at the Big 4 (Man City are out) say with 50,000 turning up would mean to get the same revenue they would only need to charge 7.25! . Now we can't charge 25 for ever ticket and they won't charge 7 - so the amount we would make from it is likely to be worth as much as 500k to us . Or in other words Troy and Collins or Wes and Rooney or Ritchie and Flint or Ferry and Caddis! . 2 - is the same as PdC has said - lets have a grand day out . We rarely ever get to play at places like Old Trafford or Anfield - so lets go there and enjoy it . I said Arsenal for selfish reason - its London (Chelsea would do too) - but would be just as happy with Man U or Liverpool . However - if a home version was to get the TV crews in and we would get 100k or so from that - then a home tie could be good as we would still get £250k from it
how long did it take you to come up with those figures? you realy have too much time on your hands..
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: With you MrClick - Austin had his day yesterday on his own article - lets move on now "Winnable" games are starting to become a rare commodity as we are now down to 16 . Bradford would be the only real one you could put in that category - unless Carlilse were to cause an upset tonight . Don't think we can class Premiership sides as winnable really - yes we have more chance against Swansea than Man U - but Swansea will still be clear favourites . As we are very unlikely to win the cup (this is the first time we have reached this stage in 18 years - We had a certain Fjortoft playing then!) I want the glamour tie . I also want it away for 2 reasons . 1 - Money the CG holds what 14,500 - so if we sold every ticket at 25 that gives revenue of 362,500 - 45% is therefore 163,125 . An away tie at the Big 4 (Man City are out) say with 50,000 turning up would mean to get the same revenue they would only need to charge 7.25! . Now we can't charge 25 for ever ticket and they won't charge 7 - so the amount we would make from it is likely to be worth as much as 500k to us . Or in other words Troy and Collins or Wes and Rooney or Ritchie and Flint or Ferry and Caddis! . 2 - is the same as PdC has said - lets have a grand day out . We rarely ever get to play at places like Old Trafford or Anfield - so lets go there and enjoy it . I said Arsenal for selfish reason - its London (Chelsea would do too) - but would be just as happy with Man U or Liverpool . However - if a home version was to get the TV crews in and we would get 100k or so from that - then a home tie could be good as we would still get £250k from it[/p][/quote]how long did it take you to come up with those figures? you realy have too much time on your hands.. pdc does wot he wants
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10:46am Wed 26 Sep 12

SAPFanSTFC says...

wiki27 wrote:
Thanks SAPFan. Happy to get gate receipts from an away tie Man U or Chelsea.
:-) Too right....can't wait for the draw tonight and an excuse to go out and watch the football so as to see the draw straight after.
[quote][p][bold]wiki27[/bold] wrote: Thanks SAPFan. Happy to get gate receipts from an away tie Man U or Chelsea.[/p][/quote]:-) Too right....can't wait for the draw tonight and an excuse to go out and watch the football so as to see the draw straight after. SAPFanSTFC
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10:47am Wed 26 Sep 12

SAPFanSTFC says...

Oi Den! wrote:
All games are winnable and all games are loseable. That's why we go.
That's a bit inflammatory!!
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Are you drawist!?
:-)
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: All games are winnable and all games are loseable. That's why we go.[/p][/quote]That's a bit inflammatory!! --- Are you drawist!? :-) SAPFanSTFC
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11:08am Wed 26 Sep 12

old town robin says...

I said on a post yesterday I think Williams will be a better striker than Austin if he can get on the end of crosses more like he did on Saturday against Bournemouth. My main reason for thinking he could be better is his blistering pace which Austin isn't blessed with. On last nights showing it was Andy that looked the better player, although it has to be said he got more time and room than CA did as Troy hardly gave Austin an inch and as soon he started moaning to the ref about the attention he was getting and the familiar head shaking kicked in, it was clear for me he was not going to have much of an impact on the result.

Both took their goals well, but apart from his header in the first half, it was probably the only chance Austin got all game.

If the 6 games tonight go to form there will be 12 premiere teams left in the draw, would prefer a home tie against anyone, but if we have to travel hope it won't be to places like Sunderland, Newcastle or even championship teams Leeds and Middlesborough. Quite a trek to make for the fans to make for a mid week game.
I said on a post yesterday I think Williams will be a better striker than Austin if he can get on the end of crosses more like he did on Saturday against Bournemouth. My main reason for thinking he could be better is his blistering pace which Austin isn't blessed with. On last nights showing it was Andy that looked the better player, although it has to be said he got more time and room than CA did as Troy hardly gave Austin an inch and as soon he started moaning to the ref about the attention he was getting and the familiar head shaking kicked in, it was clear for me he was not going to have much of an impact on the result. Both took their goals well, but apart from his header in the first half, it was probably the only chance Austin got all game. If the 6 games tonight go to form there will be 12 premiere teams left in the draw, would prefer a home tie against anyone, but if we have to travel hope it won't be to places like Sunderland, Newcastle or even championship teams Leeds and Middlesborough. Quite a trek to make for the fans to make for a mid week game. old town robin
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11:16am Wed 26 Sep 12

Rebel_phish says...

Looking at some of the comments on other fans sites, namely Bormuff and the Clarets.

Cherries were saying before Saturdays match that we were really a lowly L1 outfit that were not as good as we make ourselves out to be. Afterwards, that they the Cherries shouldn't be getting beat by teams like us.

When the 3rd round draw was made, Claret fans were not really relishing the tie against us, saying that they would be considered the underdogs.

As it proved last night. Although some of their fans are saying that we looked ordinary, they had no drive or no comitment. It was Swindon that wanted it more on the night.

When are oposition teams going to realise that hear at the Town something special is brewing. We are not a lowly club, our winning against higher ranked clubs is not a 'One Off'. We've done that, what, 8 times now under the guidance of PdC. I think we are still under the radar of some bigger clubs, but it wont be long before everone is talking about the Town and not just about that "unpredictable, pasionate, gesticulating Italian bloke''

When we win this league, when we get to the quarters of this cup, and maybe beyond, people will know this club means business.
Looking at some of the comments on other fans sites, namely Bormuff and the Clarets. Cherries were saying before Saturdays match that we were really a lowly L1 outfit that were not as good as we make ourselves out to be. Afterwards, that they the Cherries shouldn't be getting beat by teams like us. When the 3rd round draw was made, Claret fans were not really relishing the tie against us, saying that they would be considered the underdogs. As it proved last night. Although some of their fans are saying that we looked ordinary, they had no drive or no comitment. It was Swindon that wanted it more on the night. When are oposition teams going to realise that hear at the Town something special is brewing. We are not a lowly club, our winning against higher ranked clubs is not a 'One Off'. We've done that, what, 8 times now under the guidance of PdC. I think we are still under the radar of some bigger clubs, but it wont be long before everone is talking about the Town and not just about that "unpredictable, pasionate, gesticulating Italian bloke'' When we win this league, when we get to the quarters of this cup, and maybe beyond, people will know this club means business. Rebel_phish
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12:06pm Wed 26 Sep 12

PeteHedges says...

I understand all the stuff about Charlie Austin, but last night was really about Swindon Town. A brilliant performance from front to back, for 90 minutes. It was very hard to pick a man of the match, but for me Nathan Thompson was outstanding "again", we have a real replacement for Paul Caddis there. Williams and Benson pulled the Burnley defence all over the place, backed up by Roberts and Ritchie. I think Andy Williams is easily our best striker, strong and certainly has an eye for goal. Our back 4 were strong and Wes is getting back to normal too, thank god !, Well done Troy with your first goal at SN1. Just a mention for those on the bench, what a lineup that is too. I am a big Simon Ferry fan and wish he could be included more regularly, but when our team play that well I can understand why he can only make the bench. As much as I wish for a big home clash in the next round of the cup, I also wish for a good performance at Shrewsbury on Saturday to put this "after the cup giant killing" voo-doo to bed. Fantastic result, a great game, total entertainment for £15..I am proud to be a town fan...Come on You Reds !!
I understand all the stuff about Charlie Austin, but last night was really about Swindon Town. A brilliant performance from front to back, for 90 minutes. It was very hard to pick a man of the match, but for me Nathan Thompson was outstanding "again", we have a real replacement for Paul Caddis there. Williams and Benson pulled the Burnley defence all over the place, backed up by Roberts and Ritchie. I think Andy Williams is easily our best striker, strong and certainly has an eye for goal. Our back 4 were strong and Wes is getting back to normal too, thank god !, Well done Troy with your first goal at SN1. Just a mention for those on the bench, what a lineup that is too. I am a big Simon Ferry fan and wish he could be included more regularly, but when our team play that well I can understand why he can only make the bench. As much as I wish for a big home clash in the next round of the cup, I also wish for a good performance at Shrewsbury on Saturday to put this "after the cup giant killing" voo-doo to bed. Fantastic result, a great game, total entertainment for £15..I am proud to be a town fan...Come on You Reds !! PeteHedges
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12:14pm Wed 26 Sep 12

SAPFanSTFC says...

PeteHedges wrote:
I understand all the stuff about Charlie Austin, but last night was really about Swindon Town. A brilliant performance from front to back, for 90 minutes. It was very hard to pick a man of the match, but for me Nathan Thompson was outstanding "again", we have a real replacement for Paul Caddis there. Williams and Benson pulled the Burnley defence all over the place, backed up by Roberts and Ritchie. I think Andy Williams is easily our best striker, strong and certainly has an eye for goal. Our back 4 were strong and Wes is getting back to normal too, thank god !, Well done Troy with your first goal at SN1. Just a mention for those on the bench, what a lineup that is too. I am a big Simon Ferry fan and wish he could be included more regularly, but when our team play that well I can understand why he can only make the bench. As much as I wish for a big home clash in the next round of the cup, I also wish for a good performance at Shrewsbury on Saturday to put this "after the cup giant killing" voo-doo to bed. Fantastic result, a great game, total entertainment for £15..I am proud to be a town fan...Come on You Reds !!
Good post!
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Have to say that the options we have going forward are excellent, different types of players most with pace and all with high fitness levels.
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When a team find a way to stop the forwards then Roberts and Ritchie step in stop all four then PDC switches tactics and everything changes again.
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So nice to watch decent football again....and so exciting! Am off up to Shrewsbury (first away league game this season - Stoke only other game) and if they play the same way, even Shrewsbury will be wondering what is happening.
[quote][p][bold]PeteHedges[/bold] wrote: I understand all the stuff about Charlie Austin, but last night was really about Swindon Town. A brilliant performance from front to back, for 90 minutes. It was very hard to pick a man of the match, but for me Nathan Thompson was outstanding "again", we have a real replacement for Paul Caddis there. Williams and Benson pulled the Burnley defence all over the place, backed up by Roberts and Ritchie. I think Andy Williams is easily our best striker, strong and certainly has an eye for goal. Our back 4 were strong and Wes is getting back to normal too, thank god !, Well done Troy with your first goal at SN1. Just a mention for those on the bench, what a lineup that is too. I am a big Simon Ferry fan and wish he could be included more regularly, but when our team play that well I can understand why he can only make the bench. As much as I wish for a big home clash in the next round of the cup, I also wish for a good performance at Shrewsbury on Saturday to put this "after the cup giant killing" voo-doo to bed. Fantastic result, a great game, total entertainment for £15..I am proud to be a town fan...Come on You Reds !![/p][/quote]Good post! ... Have to say that the options we have going forward are excellent, different types of players most with pace and all with high fitness levels. - When a team find a way to stop the forwards then Roberts and Ritchie step in stop all four then PDC switches tactics and everything changes again. ... So nice to watch decent football again....and so exciting! Am off up to Shrewsbury (first away league game this season - Stoke only other game) and if they play the same way, even Shrewsbury will be wondering what is happening. SAPFanSTFC
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12:15pm Wed 26 Sep 12

SAPFanSTFC says...

.....and after Taylor's comments post match I REALLY hope we shove his words back down his throat!
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Hopefully PDC will wind him up a bit as well :-)
.....and after Taylor's comments post match I REALLY hope we shove his words back down his throat! --- Hopefully PDC will wind him up a bit as well :-) SAPFanSTFC
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12:27pm Wed 26 Sep 12

Rebel_phish says...

SAPFanSTFC wrote:
....blimey it's worse than I thought, just found this:
Prize Money: The prize money awarded by the Football League for the 2011 / 2012 was as follows:

Final Winners - £100,000
Final Runners-up - £50,000
Losing Semi-finalists - £25,000
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No wonder teams don't take it seriously - you get more from the TV revenue than for winning it!
I know we live in the world of balance sheet football and finance is key to the future survival/success of any club. Thats why we pay to go and see our beloved clubs.

But Cup Football was, maybe is and still should be above all that. Cup competitions should be seen for the history making, for the glory, for the giant-killing matches. Cup competitions shouldn't be about the money, its about the dreams, the desire, the "we can do this". It should be the "We're Up For The Cup".

Swindon has the drive, motivation, desire, the passion. Thats why we have excelled this season in the L Cup so far - forget the JPT match, 'cos thats what cup football is all about, the lower club beating a team higher up the structure.

We are writing history, but for it to be remembered we need to progress further.

1969, Div 3 Swindon beating Div 1 Arsenal. The first and only time that a club outside the top 2 tiers has lifted the League Cup.

Can it happen again - surely not.
[quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: ....blimey it's worse than I thought, just found this: Prize Money: The prize money awarded by the Football League for the 2011 / 2012 was as follows: Final Winners - £100,000 Final Runners-up - £50,000 Losing Semi-finalists - £25,000 ---. No wonder teams don't take it seriously - you get more from the TV revenue than for winning it![/p][/quote]I know we live in the world of balance sheet football and finance is key to the future survival/success of any club. Thats why we pay to go and see our beloved clubs. But Cup Football was, maybe is and still should be above all that. Cup competitions should be seen for the history making, for the glory, for the giant-killing matches. Cup competitions shouldn't be about the money, its about the dreams, the desire, the "we can do this". It should be the "We're Up For The Cup". Swindon has the drive, motivation, desire, the passion. Thats why we have excelled this season in the L Cup so far - forget the JPT match, 'cos thats what cup football is all about, the lower club beating a team higher up the structure. We are writing history, but for it to be remembered we need to progress further. 1969, Div 3 Swindon beating Div 1 Arsenal. The first and only time that a club outside the top 2 tiers has lifted the League Cup. Can it happen again - surely not. Rebel_phish
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12:29pm Wed 26 Sep 12

Swindon1984 says...

Rebel_phish wrote:
Looking at some of the comments on other fans sites, namely Bormuff and the Clarets. Cherries were saying before Saturdays match that we were really a lowly L1 outfit that were not as good as we make ourselves out to be. Afterwards, that they the Cherries shouldn't be getting beat by teams like us. When the 3rd round draw was made, Claret fans were not really relishing the tie against us, saying that they would be considered the underdogs. As it proved last night. Although some of their fans are saying that we looked ordinary, they had no drive or no comitment. It was Swindon that wanted it more on the night. When are oposition teams going to realise that hear at the Town something special is brewing. We are not a lowly club, our winning against higher ranked clubs is not a 'One Off'. We've done that, what, 8 times now under the guidance of PdC. I think we are still under the radar of some bigger clubs, but it wont be long before everone is talking about the Town and not just about that "unpredictable, pasionate, gesticulating Italian bloke'' When we win this league, when we get to the quarters of this cup, and maybe beyond, people will know this club means business.
Unbelievable cheek Bournemouth thinking of us as a lowly club - pot/kettle springs to mind.
[quote][p][bold]Rebel_phish[/bold] wrote: Looking at some of the comments on other fans sites, namely Bormuff and the Clarets. Cherries were saying before Saturdays match that we were really a lowly L1 outfit that were not as good as we make ourselves out to be. Afterwards, that they the Cherries shouldn't be getting beat by teams like us. When the 3rd round draw was made, Claret fans were not really relishing the tie against us, saying that they would be considered the underdogs. As it proved last night. Although some of their fans are saying that we looked ordinary, they had no drive or no comitment. It was Swindon that wanted it more on the night. When are oposition teams going to realise that hear at the Town something special is brewing. We are not a lowly club, our winning against higher ranked clubs is not a 'One Off'. We've done that, what, 8 times now under the guidance of PdC. I think we are still under the radar of some bigger clubs, but it wont be long before everone is talking about the Town and not just about that "unpredictable, pasionate, gesticulating Italian bloke'' When we win this league, when we get to the quarters of this cup, and maybe beyond, people will know this club means business.[/p][/quote]Unbelievable cheek Bournemouth thinking of us as a lowly club - pot/kettle springs to mind. Swindon1984
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12:45pm Wed 26 Sep 12

old town robin says...

SAPFanSTFC wrote:
.....and after Taylor's comments post match I REALLY hope we shove his words back down his throat!
---
Hopefully PDC will wind him up a bit as well :-)
Who is he and what did he say then Sap, haven't heard it.
[quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: .....and after Taylor's comments post match I REALLY hope we shove his words back down his throat! --- Hopefully PDC will wind him up a bit as well :-)[/p][/quote]Who is he and what did he say then Sap, haven't heard it. old town robin
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12:46pm Wed 26 Sep 12

Malkym says...

wiki27 wrote:
Great performance last night. Thompson was my MoM although that award could easily got to several other players. Still not totally convinced by the Navarro/Miller partnership. Good to see Roberts play his best game for us so far. Williams is class. Macca (Ronadlo) should know better than going for a suicide mazy run, along with Jay (Red Mist). Also thought that Benson put in a tremendous shift, chasing anything and everything - the perfect professional. . Question. Do we get any money for progressing to the last 16 in this competition?
Hi Wiki - I'm sure you didn't plagiarise my match report post but I made exactly the same analogy re Macca and even used Ronaldo as a comparison lol! I asked exactly the same question- why in the 5 mins of stoppage time does he decide to try and play his way out of trouble when surrounded by 3-4 opposition players. suicide as you say. - even Paolo will accept the big hoof at that stage of the game methinks - another goal for them then and 7.5k bums would have been squeaking!
[quote][p][bold]wiki27[/bold] wrote: Great performance last night. Thompson was my MoM although that award could easily got to several other players. Still not totally convinced by the Navarro/Miller partnership. Good to see Roberts play his best game for us so far. Williams is class. Macca (Ronadlo) should know better than going for a suicide mazy run, along with Jay (Red Mist). Also thought that Benson put in a tremendous shift, chasing anything and everything - the perfect professional. . Question. Do we get any money for progressing to the last 16 in this competition?[/p][/quote]Hi Wiki - I'm sure you didn't plagiarise my match report post but I made exactly the same analogy re Macca and even used Ronaldo as a comparison lol! I asked exactly the same question- why in the 5 mins of stoppage time does he decide to try and play his way out of trouble when surrounded by 3-4 opposition players. suicide as you say. - even Paolo will accept the big hoof at that stage of the game methinks - another goal for them then and 7.5k bums would have been squeaking! Malkym
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12:48pm Wed 26 Sep 12

old town robin says...

Rebel_phish wrote:
SAPFanSTFC wrote:
....blimey it's worse than I thought, just found this:
Prize Money: The prize money awarded by the Football League for the 2011 / 2012 was as follows:

Final Winners - £100,000
Final Runners-up - £50,000
Losing Semi-finalists - £25,000
---.
No wonder teams don't take it seriously - you get more from the TV revenue than for winning it!
I know we live in the world of balance sheet football and finance is key to the future survival/success of any club. Thats why we pay to go and see our beloved clubs.

But Cup Football was, maybe is and still should be above all that. Cup competitions should be seen for the history making, for the glory, for the giant-killing matches. Cup competitions shouldn't be about the money, its about the dreams, the desire, the "we can do this". It should be the "We're Up For The Cup".

Swindon has the drive, motivation, desire, the passion. Thats why we have excelled this season in the L Cup so far - forget the JPT match, 'cos thats what cup football is all about, the lower club beating a team higher up the structure.

We are writing history, but for it to be remembered we need to progress further.

1969, Div 3 Swindon beating Div 1 Arsenal. The first and only time that a club outside the top 2 tiers has lifted the League Cup.

Can it happen again - surely not.
Think you'll find QPR did it just before us, beat West Brom 3-2 if I remember rightly. Think Rodney Marsh and Stan Bowles played for them at the time.
[quote][p][bold]Rebel_phish[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: ....blimey it's worse than I thought, just found this: Prize Money: The prize money awarded by the Football League for the 2011 / 2012 was as follows: Final Winners - £100,000 Final Runners-up - £50,000 Losing Semi-finalists - £25,000 ---. No wonder teams don't take it seriously - you get more from the TV revenue than for winning it![/p][/quote]I know we live in the world of balance sheet football and finance is key to the future survival/success of any club. Thats why we pay to go and see our beloved clubs. But Cup Football was, maybe is and still should be above all that. Cup competitions should be seen for the history making, for the glory, for the giant-killing matches. Cup competitions shouldn't be about the money, its about the dreams, the desire, the "we can do this". It should be the "We're Up For The Cup". Swindon has the drive, motivation, desire, the passion. Thats why we have excelled this season in the L Cup so far - forget the JPT match, 'cos thats what cup football is all about, the lower club beating a team higher up the structure. We are writing history, but for it to be remembered we need to progress further. 1969, Div 3 Swindon beating Div 1 Arsenal. The first and only time that a club outside the top 2 tiers has lifted the League Cup. Can it happen again - surely not.[/p][/quote]Think you'll find QPR did it just before us, beat West Brom 3-2 if I remember rightly. Think Rodney Marsh and Stan Bowles played for them at the time. old town robin
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12:51pm Wed 26 Sep 12

MITTED says...

To be fair, I didn't think we were particularly fantanstic against Bournemouth or Burnley but we were still too good for them. Last night second and third gear was enough for most parts of the game. Look to the Stoke and Portsmouth games to epitomise what we can do. Their respective supporters were very complimentary. Just put it down to grapes tasting particularly sour in Bournemouth and Burnley.
COYR
To be fair, I didn't think we were particularly fantanstic against Bournemouth or Burnley but we were still too good for them. Last night second and third gear was enough for most parts of the game. Look to the Stoke and Portsmouth games to epitomise what we can do. Their respective supporters were very complimentary. Just put it down to grapes tasting particularly sour in Bournemouth and Burnley. COYR MITTED
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12:57pm Wed 26 Sep 12

dreamofacleansheet2 says...

An outstanding performance last night from all the team. I've been one of Andy Williams biggest fans. Interesting that I thought he did slightly less harrying of their defence without the ball, still did it but less than previously. Brilliant on it, some brilliant runs by Benson to create space. As you know I've backed him to be top goalscorer in this league, my only slight niggle is I'd like him to shoot low as he did for his goal more often.

Some including Wiz are waking up to how good Troy is. Always seems to have time on his hands which with his calm authority marks him.

Young Nathan everyone is raving about but bar his silly yellow I thought Jay was even better. Wes is Super Sir Wes so no problems there.

We are looking brilliant all over the park and the bench and who's left in the stand is ridiculous.

I'd like a big Premiership club rather than a Swansea etc. I think they will under estimate us and play at best half a side and I genuinely believe they do that at their peril. That said Loyal has pointed out we played Bradford 68/69 so let's have them at home in the next round and deal with the big boys from Quarter final onwards.

We're winning the league.

Back to back to back promotions coming. Watching the birth of a managerial legend. Isn't he already?! Build a statue of him when he takes us to the Premiership.
An outstanding performance last night from all the team. I've been one of Andy Williams biggest fans. Interesting that I thought he did slightly less harrying of their defence without the ball, still did it but less than previously. Brilliant on it, some brilliant runs by Benson to create space. As you know I've backed him to be top goalscorer in this league, my only slight niggle is I'd like him to shoot low as he did for his goal more often. Some including Wiz are waking up to how good Troy is. Always seems to have time on his hands which with his calm authority marks him. Young Nathan everyone is raving about but bar his silly yellow I thought Jay was even better. Wes is Super Sir Wes so no problems there. We are looking brilliant all over the park and the bench and who's left in the stand is ridiculous. I'd like a big Premiership club rather than a Swansea etc. I think they will under estimate us and play at best half a side and I genuinely believe they do that at their peril. That said Loyal has pointed out we played Bradford 68/69 so let's have them at home in the next round and deal with the big boys from Quarter final onwards. We're winning the league. Back to back to back promotions coming. Watching the birth of a managerial legend. Isn't he already?! Build a statue of him when he takes us to the Premiership. dreamofacleansheet2
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12:58pm Wed 26 Sep 12

Oi Den! says...

The more I think about it, the less I want a big club in the next round. I would much rather see a game against another club fielding its strongest side and trying its best than be guinea pig opponents for Manchester United reserves to test themselves against.
.
It's such a pity that so many clubs fail to take the two proper cup competitions seriously now. Their attitude damages the integrity of the competitions, and it filters down to produce poor attendances like last night's. Some people may regard a turnout of about 7,000 to be decent. I thought it was poor considering the fact that it was always likely to be a keenly contested tie against higher opposition and with the added attraction - whatever you think of him - of Austin's return. And I am not having a go at people who find it hard to get there for whatever reason.
The more I think about it, the less I want a big club in the next round. I would much rather see a game against another club fielding its strongest side and trying its best than be guinea pig opponents for Manchester United reserves to test themselves against. . It's such a pity that so many clubs fail to take the two proper cup competitions seriously now. Their attitude damages the integrity of the competitions, and it filters down to produce poor attendances like last night's. Some people may regard a turnout of about 7,000 to be decent. I thought it was poor considering the fact that it was always likely to be a keenly contested tie against higher opposition and with the added attraction - whatever you think of him - of Austin's return. And I am not having a go at people who find it hard to get there for whatever reason. Oi Den!
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1:01pm Wed 26 Sep 12

Oi Den! says...

old town robin wrote:
Rebel_phish wrote:
SAPFanSTFC wrote:
....blimey it's worse than I thought, just found this:
Prize Money: The prize money awarded by the Football League for the 2011 / 2012 was as follows:

Final Winners - £100,000
Final Runners-up - £50,000
Losing Semi-finalists - £25,000
---.
No wonder teams don't take it seriously - you get more from the TV revenue than for winning it!
I know we live in the world of balance sheet football and finance is key to the future survival/success of any club. Thats why we pay to go and see our beloved clubs.

But Cup Football was, maybe is and still should be above all that. Cup competitions should be seen for the history making, for the glory, for the giant-killing matches. Cup competitions shouldn't be about the money, its about the dreams, the desire, the "we can do this". It should be the "We're Up For The Cup".

Swindon has the drive, motivation, desire, the passion. Thats why we have excelled this season in the L Cup so far - forget the JPT match, 'cos thats what cup football is all about, the lower club beating a team higher up the structure.

We are writing history, but for it to be remembered we need to progress further.

1969, Div 3 Swindon beating Div 1 Arsenal. The first and only time that a club outside the top 2 tiers has lifted the League Cup.

Can it happen again - surely not.
Think you'll find QPR did it just before us, beat West Brom 3-2 if I remember rightly. Think Rodney Marsh and Stan Bowles played for them at the time.
Yep - '67. Not sure about Stan "if only he could pass a betting shop as well as he can pass a ball" Bowles, but I definitely remember Marsh playing. Pretty sure it was the first League Cup final played at Wembley. 2 leg affair before that.
[quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rebel_phish[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: ....blimey it's worse than I thought, just found this: Prize Money: The prize money awarded by the Football League for the 2011 / 2012 was as follows: Final Winners - £100,000 Final Runners-up - £50,000 Losing Semi-finalists - £25,000 ---. No wonder teams don't take it seriously - you get more from the TV revenue than for winning it![/p][/quote]I know we live in the world of balance sheet football and finance is key to the future survival/success of any club. Thats why we pay to go and see our beloved clubs. But Cup Football was, maybe is and still should be above all that. Cup competitions should be seen for the history making, for the glory, for the giant-killing matches. Cup competitions shouldn't be about the money, its about the dreams, the desire, the "we can do this". It should be the "We're Up For The Cup". Swindon has the drive, motivation, desire, the passion. Thats why we have excelled this season in the L Cup so far - forget the JPT match, 'cos thats what cup football is all about, the lower club beating a team higher up the structure. We are writing history, but for it to be remembered we need to progress further. 1969, Div 3 Swindon beating Div 1 Arsenal. The first and only time that a club outside the top 2 tiers has lifted the League Cup. Can it happen again - surely not.[/p][/quote]Think you'll find QPR did it just before us, beat West Brom 3-2 if I remember rightly. Think Rodney Marsh and Stan Bowles played for them at the time.[/p][/quote]Yep - '67. Not sure about Stan "if only he could pass a betting shop as well as he can pass a ball" Bowles, but I definitely remember Marsh playing. Pretty sure it was the first League Cup final played at Wembley. 2 leg affair before that. Oi Den!
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1:02pm Wed 26 Sep 12

Brainy_G93 says...

One question.... Why is it that we manage to find room in the team for Miller and Navarro but not Bostock & Ferry?
One question.... Why is it that we manage to find room in the team for Miller and Navarro but not Bostock & Ferry? Brainy_G93
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1:03pm Wed 26 Sep 12

Rebel_phish says...

Slightly Off Topic. No names, no pack drill.

My son and I were at the match last night, but due to illness my younger son couldn't go -can't go to school, cant go out, etc... So with spare ticket my son invited his mate from Uni to come along. He's never been to the CG and apart from the TV, Town v B&H never seen the Town play. Also, being dutch, had not seen a UK football match from the stands.He thoughly enjoyed it, didn't know the saga of CA baggage, but he said, with all the booing and chanting even he was starting to hate the guy. Thought the town were immence and 3 realy cracking goals. We were 4 rows from the touch-line in the DR, just where Jay Mc put the free-kick into the box for the 3rd. The clenched fist salute that JMc gave the fans when TAH put the ball in the net was priceless and something he/we will remember for a long time.

After the match, my son and his mate were in a well known fast food establishment, and who should be in there - well remember, no names, no pack drill - but a Swindon Town player - I think it was salad and water he ordered!!!! - Anyway, my lad in his Town shirt, was talking to him, great match, good win etc...

Then his mate, not knowing anything about recent past events, and I must apologise now for him, for he knows not what he is saying....

"So, is it into the town to celebrate the win with some of your team-mates then? "







With steam surpressed and the Red Mist controlled, it was a quick "No".
Slightly Off Topic. No names, no pack drill. My son and I were at the match last night, but due to illness my younger son couldn't go -can't go to school, cant go out, etc... So with spare ticket my son invited his mate from Uni to come along. He's never been to the CG and apart from the TV, Town v B&H never seen the Town play. Also, being dutch, had not seen a UK football match from the stands.He thoughly enjoyed it, didn't know the saga of CA baggage, but he said, with all the booing and chanting even he was starting to hate the guy. Thought the town were immence and 3 realy cracking goals. We were 4 rows from the touch-line in the DR, just where Jay Mc put the free-kick into the box for the 3rd. The clenched fist salute that JMc gave the fans when TAH put the ball in the net was priceless and something he/we will remember for a long time. After the match, my son and his mate were in a well known fast food establishment, and who should be in there - well remember, no names, no pack drill - but a Swindon Town player - I think it was salad and water he ordered!!!! - Anyway, my lad in his Town shirt, was talking to him, great match, good win etc... Then his mate, not knowing anything about recent past events, and I must apologise now for him, for he knows not what he is saying.... "So, is it into the town to celebrate the win with some of your team-mates then? " With steam surpressed and the Red Mist controlled, it was a quick "No". Rebel_phish
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1:07pm Wed 26 Sep 12

MITTED says...

Oi Den! wrote:
The more I think about it, the less I want a big club in the next round. I would much rather see a game against another club fielding its strongest side and trying its best than be guinea pig opponents for Manchester United reserves to test themselves against.
.
It's such a pity that so many clubs fail to take the two proper cup competitions seriously now. Their attitude damages the integrity of the competitions, and it filters down to produce poor attendances like last night's. Some people may regard a turnout of about 7,000 to be decent. I thought it was poor considering the fact that it was always likely to be a keenly contested tie against higher opposition and with the added attraction - whatever you think of him - of Austin's return. And I am not having a go at people who find it hard to get there for whatever reason.
I too was surprised by how low the gate was last night, especially following the manner of victory at Stoke and the potential prize. And the club did its bit but slashing the price. You can bet your bottom dollar that more than 7000 will want tickets if we draw one of the big clubs. I hope the club recognises first, those who turned up last night if we do get a big draw and not just the usual season ticket holders only (of which I am one).
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: The more I think about it, the less I want a big club in the next round. I would much rather see a game against another club fielding its strongest side and trying its best than be guinea pig opponents for Manchester United reserves to test themselves against. . It's such a pity that so many clubs fail to take the two proper cup competitions seriously now. Their attitude damages the integrity of the competitions, and it filters down to produce poor attendances like last night's. Some people may regard a turnout of about 7,000 to be decent. I thought it was poor considering the fact that it was always likely to be a keenly contested tie against higher opposition and with the added attraction - whatever you think of him - of Austin's return. And I am not having a go at people who find it hard to get there for whatever reason.[/p][/quote]I too was surprised by how low the gate was last night, especially following the manner of victory at Stoke and the potential prize. And the club did its bit but slashing the price. You can bet your bottom dollar that more than 7000 will want tickets if we draw one of the big clubs. I hope the club recognises first, those who turned up last night if we do get a big draw and not just the usual season ticket holders only (of which I am one). MITTED
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1:11pm Wed 26 Sep 12

SeanG92 says...

Great result, very assured performance. It didn't look like we were a league apart anyway! Fantastic response to their goal, I'll admit I was worried we were going to have another Portsmouth style end to the match on our hands, but the lads responded very well.

That Roberts looks class eh!
Great result, very assured performance. It didn't look like we were a league apart anyway! Fantastic response to their goal, I'll admit I was worried we were going to have another Portsmouth style end to the match on our hands, but the lads responded very well. That Roberts looks class eh! SeanG92
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1:11pm Wed 26 Sep 12

Rebel_phish says...

Oi Den! wrote:
old town robin wrote:
Rebel_phish wrote:
SAPFanSTFC wrote:
....blimey it's worse than I thought, just found this:
Prize Money: The prize money awarded by the Football League for the 2011 / 2012 was as follows:

Final Winners - £100,000
Final Runners-up - £50,000
Losing Semi-finalists - £25,000
---.
No wonder teams don't take it seriously - you get more from the TV revenue than for winning it!
I know we live in the world of balance sheet football and finance is key to the future survival/success of any club. Thats why we pay to go and see our beloved clubs.

But Cup Football was, maybe is and still should be above all that. Cup competitions should be seen for the history making, for the glory, for the giant-killing matches. Cup competitions shouldn't be about the money, its about the dreams, the desire, the "we can do this". It should be the "We're Up For The Cup".

Swindon has the drive, motivation, desire, the passion. Thats why we have excelled this season in the L Cup so far - forget the JPT match, 'cos thats what cup football is all about, the lower club beating a team higher up the structure.

We are writing history, but for it to be remembered we need to progress further.

1969, Div 3 Swindon beating Div 1 Arsenal. The first and only time that a club outside the top 2 tiers has lifted the League Cup.

Can it happen again - surely not.
Think you'll find QPR did it just before us, beat West Brom 3-2 if I remember rightly. Think Rodney Marsh and Stan Bowles played for them at the time.
Yep - '67. Not sure about Stan "if only he could pass a betting shop as well as he can pass a ball" Bowles, but I definitely remember Marsh playing. Pretty sure it was the first League Cup final played at Wembley. 2 leg affair before that.
Damnit, should have looked on Wiki before posting .... Ok, So we are the last club from the 3rd tier to win it.

Can we become the 1st club from the 3rd tier to win it twice then.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rebel_phish[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: ....blimey it's worse than I thought, just found this: Prize Money: The prize money awarded by the Football League for the 2011 / 2012 was as follows: Final Winners - £100,000 Final Runners-up - £50,000 Losing Semi-finalists - £25,000 ---. No wonder teams don't take it seriously - you get more from the TV revenue than for winning it![/p][/quote]I know we live in the world of balance sheet football and finance is key to the future survival/success of any club. Thats why we pay to go and see our beloved clubs. But Cup Football was, maybe is and still should be above all that. Cup competitions should be seen for the history making, for the glory, for the giant-killing matches. Cup competitions shouldn't be about the money, its about the dreams, the desire, the "we can do this". It should be the "We're Up For The Cup". Swindon has the drive, motivation, desire, the passion. Thats why we have excelled this season in the L Cup so far - forget the JPT match, 'cos thats what cup football is all about, the lower club beating a team higher up the structure. We are writing history, but for it to be remembered we need to progress further. 1969, Div 3 Swindon beating Div 1 Arsenal. The first and only time that a club outside the top 2 tiers has lifted the League Cup. Can it happen again - surely not.[/p][/quote]Think you'll find QPR did it just before us, beat West Brom 3-2 if I remember rightly. Think Rodney Marsh and Stan Bowles played for them at the time.[/p][/quote]Yep - '67. Not sure about Stan "if only he could pass a betting shop as well as he can pass a ball" Bowles, but I definitely remember Marsh playing. Pretty sure it was the first League Cup final played at Wembley. 2 leg affair before that.[/p][/quote]Damnit, should have looked on Wiki before posting .... Ok, So we are the last club from the 3rd tier to win it. Can we become the 1st club from the 3rd tier to win it twice then. Rebel_phish
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1:15pm Wed 26 Sep 12

dreamofacleansheet2 says...

Rebel great stuff and loving the "no"!!!
Rebel great stuff and loving the "no"!!! dreamofacleansheet2
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1:17pm Wed 26 Sep 12

Dover Red says...

Must say i also thought it was a poor turn out, we really should be pushing 10,000 for home games, league or cup. What are people waiting for? the time is now, great players great manager great board. If we want to be pushing to the next level the people of Swindon really do need to show the same level of support that the directors of this great club are.
Must say i also thought it was a poor turn out, we really should be pushing 10,000 for home games, league or cup. What are people waiting for? the time is now, great players great manager great board. If we want to be pushing to the next level the people of Swindon really do need to show the same level of support that the directors of this great club are. Dover Red
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1:24pm Wed 26 Sep 12

RamsburyRed says...

Brainy_G93 wrote:
One question.... Why is it that we manage to find room in the team for Miller and Navarro but not Bostock & Ferry?
Answer: because we find room in the team for Miller and Navarro.
*
Simple really, you can only play eleven.
[quote][p][bold]Brainy_G93[/bold] wrote: One question.... Why is it that we manage to find room in the team for Miller and Navarro but not Bostock & Ferry?[/p][/quote]Answer: because we find room in the team for Miller and Navarro. * Simple really, you can only play eleven. RamsburyRed
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1:28pm Wed 26 Sep 12

old town robin says...

Rebel_phish wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
old town robin wrote:
Rebel_phish wrote:
SAPFanSTFC wrote:
....blimey it's worse than I thought, just found this:
Prize Money: The prize money awarded by the Football League for the 2011 / 2012 was as follows:

Final Winners - £100,000
Final Runners-up - £50,000
Losing Semi-finalists - £25,000
---.
No wonder teams don't take it seriously - you get more from the TV revenue than for winning it!
I know we live in the world of balance sheet football and finance is key to the future survival/success of any club. Thats why we pay to go and see our beloved clubs.

But Cup Football was, maybe is and still should be above all that. Cup competitions should be seen for the history making, for the glory, for the giant-killing matches. Cup competitions shouldn't be about the money, its about the dreams, the desire, the "we can do this". It should be the "We're Up For The Cup".

Swindon has the drive, motivation, desire, the passion. Thats why we have excelled this season in the L Cup so far - forget the JPT match, 'cos thats what cup football is all about, the lower club beating a team higher up the structure.

We are writing history, but for it to be remembered we need to progress further.

1969, Div 3 Swindon beating Div 1 Arsenal. The first and only time that a club outside the top 2 tiers has lifted the League Cup.

Can it happen again - surely not.
Think you'll find QPR did it just before us, beat West Brom 3-2 if I remember rightly. Think Rodney Marsh and Stan Bowles played for them at the time.
Yep - '67. Not sure about Stan "if only he could pass a betting shop as well as he can pass a ball" Bowles, but I definitely remember Marsh playing. Pretty sure it was the first League Cup final played at Wembley. 2 leg affair before that.
Damnit, should have looked on Wiki before posting .... Ok, So we are the last club from the 3rd tier to win it.

Can we become the 1st club from the 3rd tier to win it twice then.
Phish, Old'un's like Oi Den and me don't need to look on Wiki, you don't forget games played in the sixties when TV games were an exception rather than the rule. You ask can we be the first team from the lower tiers to do it twice, Why not! this year is the 100 centenary of us playing Man Utd in the charity shield, ( I wasn't there by the way) but we got beat 8 to 4, to get them again would be great and I don't think they would score 8 this time, but we might get 4 Lol!
[quote][p][bold]Rebel_phish[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rebel_phish[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: ....blimey it's worse than I thought, just found this: Prize Money: The prize money awarded by the Football League for the 2011 / 2012 was as follows: Final Winners - £100,000 Final Runners-up - £50,000 Losing Semi-finalists - £25,000 ---. No wonder teams don't take it seriously - you get more from the TV revenue than for winning it![/p][/quote]I know we live in the world of balance sheet football and finance is key to the future survival/success of any club. Thats why we pay to go and see our beloved clubs. But Cup Football was, maybe is and still should be above all that. Cup competitions should be seen for the history making, for the glory, for the giant-killing matches. Cup competitions shouldn't be about the money, its about the dreams, the desire, the "we can do this". It should be the "We're Up For The Cup". Swindon has the drive, motivation, desire, the passion. Thats why we have excelled this season in the L Cup so far - forget the JPT match, 'cos thats what cup football is all about, the lower club beating a team higher up the structure. We are writing history, but for it to be remembered we need to progress further. 1969, Div 3 Swindon beating Div 1 Arsenal. The first and only time that a club outside the top 2 tiers has lifted the League Cup. Can it happen again - surely not.[/p][/quote]Think you'll find QPR did it just before us, beat West Brom 3-2 if I remember rightly. Think Rodney Marsh and Stan Bowles played for them at the time.[/p][/quote]Yep - '67. Not sure about Stan "if only he could pass a betting shop as well as he can pass a ball" Bowles, but I definitely remember Marsh playing. Pretty sure it was the first League Cup final played at Wembley. 2 leg affair before that.[/p][/quote]Damnit, should have looked on Wiki before posting .... Ok, So we are the last club from the 3rd tier to win it. Can we become the 1st club from the 3rd tier to win it twice then.[/p][/quote]Phish, Old'un's like Oi Den and me don't need to look on Wiki, you don't forget games played in the sixties when TV games were an exception rather than the rule. You ask can we be the first team from the lower tiers to do it twice, Why not! this year is the 100 centenary of us playing Man Utd in the charity shield, ( I wasn't there by the way) but we got beat 8 to 4, to get them again would be great and I don't think they would score 8 this time, but we might get 4 Lol! old town robin
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1:38pm Wed 26 Sep 12

Brainy_G93 says...

RamsburyRed wrote:
Brainy_G93 wrote: One question.... Why is it that we manage to find room in the team for Miller and Navarro but not Bostock & Ferry?
Answer: because we find room in the team for Miller and Navarro. * Simple really, you can only play eleven.
Oh, very funny. Are you telling me Miller and Navarro are better than Bostock and Ferry ?
[quote][p][bold]RamsburyRed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Brainy_G93[/bold] wrote: One question.... Why is it that we manage to find room in the team for Miller and Navarro but not Bostock & Ferry?[/p][/quote]Answer: because we find room in the team for Miller and Navarro. * Simple really, you can only play eleven.[/p][/quote]Oh, very funny. Are you telling me Miller and Navarro are better than Bostock and Ferry ? Brainy_G93
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1:46pm Wed 26 Sep 12

Dover Red says...

Brainy_G93 wrote:
RamsburyRed wrote:
Brainy_G93 wrote: One question.... Why is it that we manage to find room in the team for Miller and Navarro but not Bostock & Ferry?
Answer: because we find room in the team for Miller and Navarro. * Simple really, you can only play eleven.
Oh, very funny. Are you telling me Miller and Navarro are better than Bostock and Ferry ?
We seem to be doing ok with the line ups that PDC is putting out
[quote][p][bold]Brainy_G93[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RamsburyRed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Brainy_G93[/bold] wrote: One question.... Why is it that we manage to find room in the team for Miller and Navarro but not Bostock & Ferry?[/p][/quote]Answer: because we find room in the team for Miller and Navarro. * Simple really, you can only play eleven.[/p][/quote]Oh, very funny. Are you telling me Miller and Navarro are better than Bostock and Ferry ?[/p][/quote]We seem to be doing ok with the line ups that PDC is putting out Dover Red
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1:49pm Wed 26 Sep 12

old town robin says...

Brainy_G93 wrote:
RamsburyRed wrote:
Brainy_G93 wrote: One question.... Why is it that we manage to find room in the team for Miller and Navarro but not Bostock & Ferry?
Answer: because we find room in the team for Miller and Navarro. * Simple really, you can only play eleven.
Oh, very funny. Are you telling me Miller and Navarro are better than Bostock and Ferry ?
I think he's saying it's hard to change a winning team, we have a good squad and I'm sure Simon and john will get their chance over the course of a long season.
[quote][p][bold]Brainy_G93[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RamsburyRed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Brainy_G93[/bold] wrote: One question.... Why is it that we manage to find room in the team for Miller and Navarro but not Bostock & Ferry?[/p][/quote]Answer: because we find room in the team for Miller and Navarro. * Simple really, you can only play eleven.[/p][/quote]Oh, very funny. Are you telling me Miller and Navarro are better than Bostock and Ferry ?[/p][/quote]I think he's saying it's hard to change a winning team, we have a good squad and I'm sure Simon and john will get their chance over the course of a long season. old town robin
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1:53pm Wed 26 Sep 12

SeanG92 says...

Dover Red wrote:
Brainy_G93 wrote:
RamsburyRed wrote:
Brainy_G93 wrote: One question.... Why is it that we manage to find room in the team for Miller and Navarro but not Bostock & Ferry?
Answer: because we find room in the team for Miller and Navarro. * Simple really, you can only play eleven.
Oh, very funny. Are you telling me Miller and Navarro are better than Bostock and Ferry ?
We seem to be doing ok with the line ups that PDC is putting out
Indeed, as is evident every match. Paolo picks his side based on countering opponent's threats and attacking their weaknesses.
Miller and Navarro are two fantastic defensive midfielders and are used in order to stop teams through the center of the pitch. Thats why they often play and we see Ferry come on later in the match to completely change the complexion of the match.

Besides how can you complain about a lineup that has had the results of the last 3 games?
[quote][p][bold]Dover Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Brainy_G93[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RamsburyRed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Brainy_G93[/bold] wrote: One question.... Why is it that we manage to find room in the team for Miller and Navarro but not Bostock & Ferry?[/p][/quote]Answer: because we find room in the team for Miller and Navarro. * Simple really, you can only play eleven.[/p][/quote]Oh, very funny. Are you telling me Miller and Navarro are better than Bostock and Ferry ?[/p][/quote]We seem to be doing ok with the line ups that PDC is putting out[/p][/quote]Indeed, as is evident every match. Paolo picks his side based on countering opponent's threats and attacking their weaknesses. Miller and Navarro are two fantastic defensive midfielders and are used in order to stop teams through the center of the pitch. Thats why they often play and we see Ferry come on later in the match to completely change the complexion of the match. Besides how can you complain about a lineup that has had the results of the last 3 games? SeanG92
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1:56pm Wed 26 Sep 12

RamsburyRed says...

Brainy_G93 wrote:
RamsburyRed wrote:
Brainy_G93 wrote: One question.... Why is it that we manage to find room in the team for Miller and Navarro but not Bostock & Ferry?
Answer: because we find room in the team for Miller and Navarro. * Simple really, you can only play eleven.
Oh, very funny. Are you telling me Miller and Navarro are better than Bostock and Ferry ?
No, I'm saying not everyone can play.
*
Genious that he is, even PDC has not found a way of fielding 13.
[quote][p][bold]Brainy_G93[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RamsburyRed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Brainy_G93[/bold] wrote: One question.... Why is it that we manage to find room in the team for Miller and Navarro but not Bostock & Ferry?[/p][/quote]Answer: because we find room in the team for Miller and Navarro. * Simple really, you can only play eleven.[/p][/quote]Oh, very funny. Are you telling me Miller and Navarro are better than Bostock and Ferry ?[/p][/quote]No, I'm saying not everyone can play. * Genious that he is, even PDC has not found a way of fielding 13. RamsburyRed
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1:56pm Wed 26 Sep 12

Rebel_phish says...

old town robin wrote:
Rebel_phish wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
old town robin wrote:
Rebel_phish wrote:
SAPFanSTFC wrote:
....blimey it's worse than I thought, just found this:
Prize Money: The prize money awarded by the Football League for the 2011 / 2012 was as follows:

Final Winners - £100,000
Final Runners-up - £50,000
Losing Semi-finalists - £25,000
---.
No wonder teams don't take it seriously - you get more from the TV revenue than for winning it!
I know we live in the world of balance sheet football and finance is key to the future survival/success of any club. Thats why we pay to go and see our beloved clubs.

But Cup Football was, maybe is and still should be above all that. Cup competitions should be seen for the history making, for the glory, for the giant-killing matches. Cup competitions shouldn't be about the money, its about the dreams, the desire, the "we can do this". It should be the "We're Up For The Cup".

Swindon has the drive, motivation, desire, the passion. Thats why we have excelled this season in the L Cup so far - forget the JPT match, 'cos thats what cup football is all about, the lower club beating a team higher up the structure.

We are writing history, but for it to be remembered we need to progress further.

1969, Div 3 Swindon beating Div 1 Arsenal. The first and only time that a club outside the top 2 tiers has lifted the League Cup.

Can it happen again - surely not.
Think you'll find QPR did it just before us, beat West Brom 3-2 if I remember rightly. Think Rodney Marsh and Stan Bowles played for them at the time.
Yep - '67. Not sure about Stan "if only he could pass a betting shop as well as he can pass a ball" Bowles, but I definitely remember Marsh playing. Pretty sure it was the first League Cup final played at Wembley. 2 leg affair before that.
Damnit, should have looked on Wiki before posting .... Ok, So we are the last club from the 3rd tier to win it.

Can we become the 1st club from the 3rd tier to win it twice then.
Phish, Old'un's like Oi Den and me don't need to look on Wiki, you don't forget games played in the sixties when TV games were an exception rather than the rule. You ask can we be the first team from the lower tiers to do it twice, Why not! this year is the 100 centenary of us playing Man Utd in the charity shield, ( I wasn't there by the way) but we got beat 8 to 4, to get them again would be great and I don't think they would score 8 this time, but we might get 4 Lol!
Please forgive me. Born in the Sixties, so don't recall much footy 'til I was hooked with the Mexico 70 World Cup
[quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rebel_phish[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rebel_phish[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: ....blimey it's worse than I thought, just found this: Prize Money: The prize money awarded by the Football League for the 2011 / 2012 was as follows: Final Winners - £100,000 Final Runners-up - £50,000 Losing Semi-finalists - £25,000 ---. No wonder teams don't take it seriously - you get more from the TV revenue than for winning it![/p][/quote]I know we live in the world of balance sheet football and finance is key to the future survival/success of any club. Thats why we pay to go and see our beloved clubs. But Cup Football was, maybe is and still should be above all that. Cup competitions should be seen for the history making, for the glory, for the giant-killing matches. Cup competitions shouldn't be about the money, its about the dreams, the desire, the "we can do this". It should be the "We're Up For The Cup". Swindon has the drive, motivation, desire, the passion. Thats why we have excelled this season in the L Cup so far - forget the JPT match, 'cos thats what cup football is all about, the lower club beating a team higher up the structure. We are writing history, but for it to be remembered we need to progress further. 1969, Div 3 Swindon beating Div 1 Arsenal. The first and only time that a club outside the top 2 tiers has lifted the League Cup. Can it happen again - surely not.[/p][/quote]Think you'll find QPR did it just before us, beat West Brom 3-2 if I remember rightly. Think Rodney Marsh and Stan Bowles played for them at the time.[/p][/quote]Yep - '67. Not sure about Stan "if only he could pass a betting shop as well as he can pass a ball" Bowles, but I definitely remember Marsh playing. Pretty sure it was the first League Cup final played at Wembley. 2 leg affair before that.[/p][/quote]Damnit, should have looked on Wiki before posting .... Ok, So we are the last club from the 3rd tier to win it. Can we become the 1st club from the 3rd tier to win it twice then.[/p][/quote]Phish, Old'un's like Oi Den and me don't need to look on Wiki, you don't forget games played in the sixties when TV games were an exception rather than the rule. You ask can we be the first team from the lower tiers to do it twice, Why not! this year is the 100 centenary of us playing Man Utd in the charity shield, ( I wasn't there by the way) but we got beat 8 to 4, to get them again would be great and I don't think they would score 8 this time, but we might get 4 Lol![/p][/quote]Please forgive me. Born in the Sixties, so don't recall much footy 'til I was hooked with the Mexico 70 World Cup Rebel_phish
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1:59pm Wed 26 Sep 12

London Red says...

Syd - it took about a minute to come up with those numbers - its really not hard to times one by another!
.
Ramsbury - the reason is about 500 games experience!
.
They have been there an done it - we really missed Navarro at Pompy - its no coincidence they came back in to it a few minutes after he had to go off
.
You could say the same about Benson - why time for him but not Collins last night?
.
All have a part to play and will do over the season - Ferry ended up with most appearances in total last year and had the same questions raised at this time last year
.
Den - don't forget that Man U reserves are still a hell of a lot more attractive than anything Bradford, Boro, Leeds or Swansea can put out
.
No disrespect to them but Man U reserves are still packed with international stars - remember when their "understrength" side got knocked out by Palace last season it still had NINE internationals in it!
.
Their Reserve back 4 still contains 2 England Internationals worth £40m in Jones and Smalling!!!
.
Same for Chelsea and questionably Arsenal
.
Also to be fair to the big boys - as they have such demand the attendances are still usually very high
.
Coutesy of a 30 second wiki search on last years competition it shows Arsenal had 46k against Shrewsbury in this round last year
.
Man U weren't at home until the QF - but got over 50k in for Palace
.
Agree 7k did seem poor for a reduced price cup game against higher league opposition
.
Guess higher league doesn't mean much unless they are glamourous - though I'm guilty of that too as don't do home games midweek due to cost and travel times - but am more likely to try for Man U etc than Burnley
Syd - it took about a minute to come up with those numbers - its really not hard to times one by another! . Ramsbury - the reason is about 500 games experience! . They have been there an done it - we really missed Navarro at Pompy - its no coincidence they came back in to it a few minutes after he had to go off . You could say the same about Benson - why time for him but not Collins last night? . All have a part to play and will do over the season - Ferry ended up with most appearances in total last year and had the same questions raised at this time last year . Den - don't forget that Man U reserves are still a hell of a lot more attractive than anything Bradford, Boro, Leeds or Swansea can put out . No disrespect to them but Man U reserves are still packed with international stars - remember when their "understrength" side got knocked out by Palace last season it still had NINE internationals in it! . Their Reserve back 4 still contains 2 England Internationals worth £40m in Jones and Smalling!!! . Same for Chelsea and questionably Arsenal . Also to be fair to the big boys - as they have such demand the attendances are still usually very high . Coutesy of a 30 second wiki search on last years competition it shows Arsenal had 46k against Shrewsbury in this round last year . Man U weren't at home until the QF - but got over 50k in for Palace . Agree 7k did seem poor for a reduced price cup game against higher league opposition . Guess higher league doesn't mean much unless they are glamourous - though I'm guilty of that too as don't do home games midweek due to cost and travel times - but am more likely to try for Man U etc than Burnley London Red
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2:11pm Wed 26 Sep 12

Brainy_G93 says...

RamsburyRed wrote:
Brainy_G93 wrote:
RamsburyRed wrote:
Brainy_G93 wrote: One question.... Why is it that we manage to find room in the team for Miller and Navarro but not Bostock & Ferry?
Answer: because we find room in the team for Miller and Navarro. * Simple really, you can only play eleven.
Oh, very funny. Are you telling me Miller and Navarro are better than Bostock and Ferry ?
No, I'm saying not everyone can play. * Genious that he is, even PDC has not found a way of fielding 13.
Oh yes, silly me, I didn't think of that........ do you think I'm an idiot or something? I was only wondering why Miller and Navarro are in the team and Bostock and Ferry aren't.
[quote][p][bold]RamsburyRed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Brainy_G93[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RamsburyRed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Brainy_G93[/bold] wrote: One question.... Why is it that we manage to find room in the team for Miller and Navarro but not Bostock & Ferry?[/p][/quote]Answer: because we find room in the team for Miller and Navarro. * Simple really, you can only play eleven.[/p][/quote]Oh, very funny. Are you telling me Miller and Navarro are better than Bostock and Ferry ?[/p][/quote]No, I'm saying not everyone can play. * Genious that he is, even PDC has not found a way of fielding 13.[/p][/quote]Oh yes, silly me, I didn't think of that........ do you think I'm an idiot or something? I was only wondering why Miller and Navarro are in the team and Bostock and Ferry aren't. Brainy_G93
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2:30pm Wed 26 Sep 12

RamsburyRed says...

No, I don't think you're an idiot, I was trying to inject a tad of humour.
*
It's a reasonable debate but ultimately pointless as PDC will pick who he thinks is best in a given situation.
No, I don't think you're an idiot, I was trying to inject a tad of humour. * It's a reasonable debate but ultimately pointless as PDC will pick who he thinks is best in a given situation. RamsburyRed
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2:43pm Wed 26 Sep 12

dreamofacleansheet2 says...

Well I haven't been convinced by either Miller or Navarro but credit where credit is due they were excellent last night. What's more if you didn't notice Howe had Burnley set up in a very bullish 3 - 5 - 2 formation which meant not only two players hugging the wings but three in the centre of midfield.

They both, along with Ritchie and Miller did brilliantly in midfield.

One day I as well as the clean sheets I dream of I dream that the manager might get credit for his whole 11 team selection and attention to detail. It seems to me he knows his onions?!
Well I haven't been convinced by either Miller or Navarro but credit where credit is due they were excellent last night. What's more if you didn't notice Howe had Burnley set up in a very bullish 3 - 5 - 2 formation which meant not only two players hugging the wings but three in the centre of midfield. They both, along with Ritchie and Miller did brilliantly in midfield. One day I as well as the clean sheets I dream of I dream that the manager might get credit for his whole 11 team selection and attention to detail. It seems to me he knows his onions?! dreamofacleansheet2
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2:47pm Wed 26 Sep 12

Oxon-Red says...

Dover Red wrote:
Must say i also thought it was a poor turn out, we really should be pushing 10,000 for home games, league or cup. What are people waiting for? the time is now, great players great manager great board. If we want to be pushing to the next level the people of Swindon really do need to show the same level of support that the directors of this great club are.
It was noticeable last night that the seats close to us were not filled by their regular season ticket holders.

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]Dover Red[/bold] wrote: Must say i also thought it was a poor turn out, we really should be pushing 10,000 for home games, league or cup. What are people waiting for? the time is now, great players great manager great board. If we want to be pushing to the next level the people of Swindon really do need to show the same level of support that the directors of this great club are.[/p][/quote]It was noticeable last night that the seats close to us were not filled by their regular season ticket holders. COYMR Oxon-Red
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3:33pm Wed 26 Sep 12

the don69 says...

After beating Burnley,Paolo must now
try and achieve what he failed to,after
we won at Stoke,getting our players
up for the next league game!it will be a
very tough game away to the Shrews!
and hopefully we have learned a harsh lesson after what happened at Preston
also it would be nice to shut Turner's
big mouth up,after all the cr@p he
came out with after last season's
game!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
After beating Burnley,Paolo must now try and achieve what he failed to,after we won at Stoke,getting our players up for the next league game!it will be a very tough game away to the Shrews! and hopefully we have learned a harsh lesson after what happened at Preston also it would be nice to shut Turner's big mouth up,after all the cr@p he came out with after last season's game!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the don69
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3:44pm Wed 26 Sep 12

Di Canios Shoes says...

I dont comment on here regular but i must say something about the abuse Charlie got yesterday, I was at the game and felt some of the abuse was uncalled for, dont get me wrong i love a bit of banter and reminding Charlie of the score and things like that are fine but when we are singing "we hate charlie Austin" in less polite terms and talking about him "doing ya wife" i do wonder if it was needed, he did leave on bad terms but hes a young lad, hes not a 29 year old pro whos lived a life and played the game and then shown no loyalty but at the same time i think he did handle this terrible at the time, but we are doing well now so why worry about the past? Charlie is a good player we all know it, we all seen it and we all experienced great highs and regretfully a few lows with him, but Banter is one thing, and Abuse is another, I assume if we got Bradford in the next round that Alan Connell will get a great response on this basis? but let me guess... some people will give him abuse too just because he used to play for us... is that right? NO! So lets just support OUR team and let the opposition fans worry about their players...
I dont comment on here regular but i must say something about the abuse Charlie got yesterday, I was at the game and felt some of the abuse was uncalled for, dont get me wrong i love a bit of banter and reminding Charlie of the score and things like that are fine but when we are singing "we hate charlie Austin" in less polite terms and talking about him "doing ya wife" i do wonder if it was needed, he did leave on bad terms but hes a young lad, hes not a 29 year old pro whos lived a life and played the game and then shown no loyalty but at the same time i think he did handle this terrible at the time, but we are doing well now so why worry about the past? Charlie is a good player we all know it, we all seen it and we all experienced great highs and regretfully a few lows with him, but Banter is one thing, and Abuse is another, I assume if we got Bradford in the next round that Alan Connell will get a great response on this basis? but let me guess... some people will give him abuse too just because he used to play for us... is that right? NO! So lets just support OUR team and let the opposition fans worry about their players... Di Canios Shoes
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4:48pm Wed 26 Sep 12

DarrenSTFCRomain says...

mustard red wrote:
This is a direct message to Louiscassius and to the many other posters who wrote abusive, disproportionate and churlish comments yesterday about Charlie Austin... Despite being booed most of the match, and despite not celebrating after he had scored for Burnley, Charlie Austin was gracious in defeat applauding all corners of the County Ground including the Town End. His actions speak far louder than any of your callous words, and in my opinion (because some of you wanted it yesterday), Charlie Austin is a better person than you!
NO HE AINT....
HE LEFT SWINDON TOWN FC to earn loads of money...
SWINDON gave him is break and as soon as big money poped up he was off,.
NO PLAYER IN THE WORLD IS BETTER THAN ARE FANS BECAUSE WE WILL BE HERE FOR LIFE
[quote][p][bold]mustard red[/bold] wrote: This is a direct message to Louiscassius and to the many other posters who wrote abusive, disproportionate and churlish comments yesterday about Charlie Austin... Despite being booed most of the match, and despite not celebrating after he had scored for Burnley, Charlie Austin was gracious in defeat applauding all corners of the County Ground including the Town End. His actions speak far louder than any of your callous words, and in my opinion (because some of you wanted it yesterday), Charlie Austin is a better person than you![/p][/quote]NO HE AINT.... HE LEFT SWINDON TOWN FC to earn loads of money... SWINDON gave him is break and as soon as big money poped up he was off,. NO PLAYER IN THE WORLD IS BETTER THAN ARE FANS BECAUSE WE WILL BE HERE FOR LIFE DarrenSTFCRomain
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4:50pm Wed 26 Sep 12

RamsburyRed says...

On another note (no pun intended) I was a bit worried when I went onto the BBC website to see the headline that Andy Williams had died ...
On another note (no pun intended) I was a bit worried when I went onto the BBC website to see the headline that Andy Williams had died ... RamsburyRed
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5:03pm Wed 26 Sep 12

who am i says...

RamsburyRed wrote:
On another note (no pun intended) I was a bit worried when I went onto the BBC website to see the headline that Andy Williams had died ...
i wondered how long it would take for somone to try to crack a joke about it and the answer was not long.....
[quote][p][bold]RamsburyRed[/bold] wrote: On another note (no pun intended) I was a bit worried when I went onto the BBC website to see the headline that Andy Williams had died ...[/p][/quote]i wondered how long it would take for somone to try to crack a joke about it and the answer was not long..... who am i
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5:14pm Wed 26 Sep 12

wiki27 says...

Hey Malkym. Apologies…I didn’t mean to plagiarise your post. Honest .
Regarding Navarro and Miller. I’d prefer to see Ferry and Bostock in although how can you change a winning side now? Still, Miller does go about his work quietly and efficiently. I think Navarro is a little short of pace and may be found out in the end. Also good to see Roberts fulfilling his potential even though I’ve yet to see him put in a tackle – but hey, that’s not his job.
Hey Malkym. Apologies…I didn’t mean to plagiarise your post. Honest . Regarding Navarro and Miller. I’d prefer to see Ferry and Bostock in although how can you change a winning side now? Still, Miller does go about his work quietly and efficiently. I think Navarro is a little short of pace and may be found out in the end. Also good to see Roberts fulfilling his potential even though I’ve yet to see him put in a tackle – but hey, that’s not his job. wiki27
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5:29pm Wed 26 Sep 12

swwindon61uk says...

Great game and a well deserved win.
I don't think nothing is going to stop Williams now.
As for Austin,no booing or disdain from me,he wanted higher football he got it.......for now!
I think we finally might have "our team" in place.
Great game and a well deserved win. I don't think nothing is going to stop Williams now. As for Austin,no booing or disdain from me,he wanted higher football he got it.......for now! I think we finally might have "our team" in place. swwindon61uk
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5:46pm Wed 26 Sep 12

RamsburyRed says...

who am i wrote:
RamsburyRed wrote: On another note (no pun intended) I was a bit worried when I went onto the BBC website to see the headline that Andy Williams had died ...
i wondered how long it would take for somone to try to crack a joke about it and the answer was not long.....
Yes, sorry about that ...
[quote][p][bold]who am i[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RamsburyRed[/bold] wrote: On another note (no pun intended) I was a bit worried when I went onto the BBC website to see the headline that Andy Williams had died ...[/p][/quote]i wondered how long it would take for somone to try to crack a joke about it and the answer was not long.....[/p][/quote]Yes, sorry about that ... RamsburyRed
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5:49pm Wed 26 Sep 12

stfc2012 says...

DarrenSTFCRomain wrote:
mustard red wrote:
This is a direct message to Louiscassius and to the many other posters who wrote abusive, disproportionate and churlish comments yesterday about Charlie Austin... Despite being booed most of the match, and despite not celebrating after he had scored for Burnley, Charlie Austin was gracious in defeat applauding all corners of the County Ground including the Town End. His actions speak far louder than any of your callous words, and in my opinion (because some of you wanted it yesterday), Charlie Austin is a better person than you!
NO HE AINT....
HE LEFT SWINDON TOWN FC to earn loads of money...
SWINDON gave him is break and as soon as big money poped up he was off,.
NO PLAYER IN THE WORLD IS BETTER THAN ARE FANS BECAUSE WE WILL BE HERE FOR LIFE
Should Charles still be at Poole Town then? Didn't he come to us for 'big money'? Did we make him or did Poole Town make him? Or was it Reading's youth system? If he had turned out to be rubbish would we have given him a 15 year contract or got rid? Charlie made Charlie and good luck to him. You sir do not understand the modern game of football as you are blinded by your own ignorance. Sort of stupid fan we could all do without. Bet your chavvy mush is a real delight to be sat next to at games.
[quote][p][bold]DarrenSTFCRomain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mustard red[/bold] wrote: This is a direct message to Louiscassius and to the many other posters who wrote abusive, disproportionate and churlish comments yesterday about Charlie Austin... Despite being booed most of the match, and despite not celebrating after he had scored for Burnley, Charlie Austin was gracious in defeat applauding all corners of the County Ground including the Town End. His actions speak far louder than any of your callous words, and in my opinion (because some of you wanted it yesterday), Charlie Austin is a better person than you![/p][/quote]NO HE AINT.... HE LEFT SWINDON TOWN FC to earn loads of money... SWINDON gave him is break and as soon as big money poped up he was off,. NO PLAYER IN THE WORLD IS BETTER THAN ARE FANS BECAUSE WE WILL BE HERE FOR LIFE[/p][/quote]Should Charles still be at Poole Town then? Didn't he come to us for 'big money'? Did we make him or did Poole Town make him? Or was it Reading's youth system? If he had turned out to be rubbish would we have given him a 15 year contract or got rid? Charlie made Charlie and good luck to him. You sir do not understand the modern game of football as you are blinded by your own ignorance. Sort of stupid fan we could all do without. Bet your chavvy mush is a real delight to be sat next to at games. stfc2012
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6:02pm Wed 26 Sep 12

DarrenSTFCRomain says...

stfc2012 wrote:
DarrenSTFCRomain wrote:
mustard red wrote: This is a direct message to Louiscassius and to the many other posters who wrote abusive, disproportionate and churlish comments yesterday about Charlie Austin... Despite being booed most of the match, and despite not celebrating after he had scored for Burnley, Charlie Austin was gracious in defeat applauding all corners of the County Ground including the Town End. His actions speak far louder than any of your callous words, and in my opinion (because some of you wanted it yesterday), Charlie Austin is a better person than you!
NO HE AINT.... HE LEFT SWINDON TOWN FC to earn loads of money... SWINDON gave him is break and as soon as big money poped up he was off,. NO PLAYER IN THE WORLD IS BETTER THAN ARE FANS BECAUSE WE WILL BE HERE FOR LIFE
Should Charles still be at Poole Town then? Didn't he come to us for 'big money'? Did we make him or did Poole Town make him? Or was it Reading's youth system? If he had turned out to be rubbish would we have given him a 15 year contract or got rid? Charlie made Charlie and good luck to him. You sir do not understand the modern game of football as you are blinded by your own ignorance. Sort of stupid fan we could all do without. Bet your chavvy mush is a real delight to be sat next to at games.
HA HA WHAT A PR*CK
sorry sir AND I STILL THINK NO PLAYER IN THE WORLD IS BETTER THAN STFC..
So go and do yaself jerkoff
[quote][p][bold]stfc2012[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DarrenSTFCRomain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mustard red[/bold] wrote: This is a direct message to Louiscassius and to the many other posters who wrote abusive, disproportionate and churlish comments yesterday about Charlie Austin... Despite being booed most of the match, and despite not celebrating after he had scored for Burnley, Charlie Austin was gracious in defeat applauding all corners of the County Ground including the Town End. His actions speak far louder than any of your callous words, and in my opinion (because some of you wanted it yesterday), Charlie Austin is a better person than you![/p][/quote]NO HE AINT.... HE LEFT SWINDON TOWN FC to earn loads of money... SWINDON gave him is break and as soon as big money poped up he was off,. NO PLAYER IN THE WORLD IS BETTER THAN ARE FANS BECAUSE WE WILL BE HERE FOR LIFE[/p][/quote]Should Charles still be at Poole Town then? Didn't he come to us for 'big money'? Did we make him or did Poole Town make him? Or was it Reading's youth system? If he had turned out to be rubbish would we have given him a 15 year contract or got rid? Charlie made Charlie and good luck to him. You sir do not understand the modern game of football as you are blinded by your own ignorance. Sort of stupid fan we could all do without. Bet your chavvy mush is a real delight to be sat next to at games.[/p][/quote]HA HA WHAT A PR*CK sorry sir AND I STILL THINK NO PLAYER IN THE WORLD IS BETTER THAN STFC.. So go and do yaself jerkoff DarrenSTFCRomain
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6:03pm Wed 26 Sep 12

Rebel_phish says...

John Bond has also passed away today
John Bond has also passed away today Rebel_phish
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6:04pm Wed 26 Sep 12

DarrenSTFCRomain says...

stfc2012 wrote:
DarrenSTFCRomain wrote:
mustard red wrote: This is a direct message to Louiscassius and to the many other posters who wrote abusive, disproportionate and churlish comments yesterday about Charlie Austin... Despite being booed most of the match, and despite not celebrating after he had scored for Burnley, Charlie Austin was gracious in defeat applauding all corners of the County Ground including the Town End. His actions speak far louder than any of your callous words, and in my opinion (because some of you wanted it yesterday), Charlie Austin is a better person than you!
NO HE AINT.... HE LEFT SWINDON TOWN FC to earn loads of money... SWINDON gave him is break and as soon as big money poped up he was off,. NO PLAYER IN THE WORLD IS BETTER THAN ARE FANS BECAUSE WE WILL BE HERE FOR LIFE
Should Charles still be at Poole Town then? Didn't he come to us for 'big money'? Did we make him or did Poole Town make him? Or was it Reading's youth system? If he had turned out to be rubbish would we have given him a 15 year contract or got rid? Charlie made Charlie and good luck to him. You sir do not understand the modern game of football as you are blinded by your own ignorance. Sort of stupid fan we could all do without. Bet your chavvy mush is a real delight to be sat next to at games.
ps I WOULD LOVE TO MEET YOU AT ANY GAME
[quote][p][bold]stfc2012[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DarrenSTFCRomain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mustard red[/bold] wrote: This is a direct message to Louiscassius and to the many other posters who wrote abusive, disproportionate and churlish comments yesterday about Charlie Austin... Despite being booed most of the match, and despite not celebrating after he had scored for Burnley, Charlie Austin was gracious in defeat applauding all corners of the County Ground including the Town End. His actions speak far louder than any of your callous words, and in my opinion (because some of you wanted it yesterday), Charlie Austin is a better person than you![/p][/quote]NO HE AINT.... HE LEFT SWINDON TOWN FC to earn loads of money... SWINDON gave him is break and as soon as big money poped up he was off,. NO PLAYER IN THE WORLD IS BETTER THAN ARE FANS BECAUSE WE WILL BE HERE FOR LIFE[/p][/quote]Should Charles still be at Poole Town then? Didn't he come to us for 'big money'? Did we make him or did Poole Town make him? Or was it Reading's youth system? If he had turned out to be rubbish would we have given him a 15 year contract or got rid? Charlie made Charlie and good luck to him. You sir do not understand the modern game of football as you are blinded by your own ignorance. Sort of stupid fan we could all do without. Bet your chavvy mush is a real delight to be sat next to at games.[/p][/quote]ps I WOULD LOVE TO MEET YOU AT ANY GAME DarrenSTFCRomain
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6:07pm Wed 26 Sep 12

Another view says...

MITTED says...
12:51pm Wed 26 Sep 12
To be fair, I didn't think we were particularly fantanstic against Bournemouth or Burnley but we were still too good for them.

- I think we were fantastic last night, because it is rare to see teams attacking with skill and flair, while still being mean at the back.

As SeanG92 touched on, the way he mixes the defensive side of Navarro's and Miller's play with Ferry's attacking flair is a joy to watch. With Bostock itching to get involved, we will surely see more of the flair.
MITTED says... 12:51pm Wed 26 Sep 12 To be fair, I didn't think we were particularly fantanstic against Bournemouth or Burnley but we were still too good for them. - I think we were fantastic last night, because it is rare to see teams attacking with skill and flair, while still being mean at the back. As SeanG92 touched on, the way he mixes the defensive side of Navarro's and Miller's play with Ferry's attacking flair is a joy to watch. With Bostock itching to get involved, we will surely see more of the flair. Another view
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6:34pm Wed 26 Sep 12

Steve. Brentford says...

RamsburyRed wrote:
No, I don't think you're an idiot, I was trying to inject a tad of humour.
*
It's a reasonable debate but ultimately pointless as PDC will pick who he thinks is best in a given situation.
Hahahaha, i was reading the posts and came to Brainy`s, first instinct was to answer with a "tad of humour" however scrolling down i noticed someone else already had so thought i`d give it a miss then as i got to the next episode i couldn't help but crease up (sorry Brainy no offence intended) laughing when Brainy replied "do you think i'm an idiot " i then knew not to join in with the humorous posts because it was obviously getting on his thrupenny bits but it had me laughing with tears in the eyes the lot,there again i would laugh to see sh1t crawl (wouldn't you) good show guys and thank you for making me have a giggle, i was p1ssed off when i got in what with the traffic and the mother in law sat in my Chair,let alone Charlie Austin being in my Bedroom :O)
[quote][p][bold]RamsburyRed[/bold] wrote: No, I don't think you're an idiot, I was trying to inject a tad of humour. * It's a reasonable debate but ultimately pointless as PDC will pick who he thinks is best in a given situation.[/p][/quote]Hahahaha, i was reading the posts and came to Brainy`s, first instinct was to answer with a "tad of humour" however scrolling down i noticed someone else already had so thought i`d give it a miss then as i got to the next episode i couldn't help but crease up (sorry Brainy no offence intended) laughing when Brainy replied "do you think i'm an idiot " i then knew not to join in with the humorous posts because it was obviously getting on his thrupenny bits but it had me laughing with tears in the eyes the lot,there again i would laugh to see sh1t crawl (wouldn't you) good show guys and thank you for making me have a giggle, i was p1ssed off when i got in what with the traffic and the mother in law sat in my Chair,let alone Charlie Austin being in my Bedroom :O) Steve. Brentford
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7:09pm Wed 26 Sep 12

louiscassius says...

SAPFanSTFC wrote:
louiscassius wrote:
Oh just another thought.

You'd rather slag a fan who has thrown money; hundred and hundreds of pounds over the years into the Club, as have many many thousands of other fans over a big headed player...

Who wouldnt p1ss on us if we were on fire, and did what he did.....

We should be sticking together and appreciating each others points of view........

Not making personal insults....

But i suppose thats the measure of you isnt it..........

You support dear old Charlie Boy......but someone who genuinely loves the Club and always has, and only wants the best for the Club is just scum to you.......

Look in the mirror you silly person.

Louis :-((((
With you all the way Louis...
---.
His Dad (Fred?..can't remember) along with his Grandad were sat right in front of me and his Dad got really quite abusive when I got angry with Charlie for making the most of a challenge and feigning injury (form which he got up and sprinted the length of the field so he can't have been too bad).
---.
His Dad's opinion of Swindon fans was clear for all telling me to get into the Town End with the rest of the %$&£.
===.
Personally I'm happier as a Town fan now than since the Hoddle days - but then we looked good but we needed the one player, now we have a close knit team who don't go out starting fights in my local town, they don't throw abuse at fans at special events whilst under the influence of something, they don't go around sh4gging other player's wives and they don't think they are the big I am.
---.
Don't get me wrong - as a player he is quite unique....but as a person and a squad member....I just hope he has improved.
===.
Happy Days are back at Fortress CG!
Thanks mate,

I know he's an amazing player, but i just know that he needs alot of growing up to do......

We should be all sticking together, not slagging each other off because of a flippen past player......

I'd choose Mustard Red over Charlie any day of the week...even after the abuse and insults against me ...

Because he's a STFC fan and i'll always forgive a fan.....to a point that is.......

I Hope we can all band together and enjoy another rollacoaster season thats ends in promotion and glory for all invloved!!!

Louis :-))))
[quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]louiscassius[/bold] wrote: Oh just another thought. You'd rather slag a fan who has thrown money; hundred and hundreds of pounds over the years into the Club, as have many many thousands of other fans over a big headed player... Who wouldnt p1ss on us if we were on fire, and did what he did..... We should be sticking together and appreciating each others points of view........ Not making personal insults.... But i suppose thats the measure of you isnt it.......... You support dear old Charlie Boy......but someone who genuinely loves the Club and always has, and only wants the best for the Club is just scum to you....... Look in the mirror you silly person. Louis :-(((([/p][/quote]With you all the way Louis... ---. His Dad (Fred?..can't remember) along with his Grandad were sat right in front of me and his Dad got really quite abusive when I got angry with Charlie for making the most of a challenge and feigning injury (form which he got up and sprinted the length of the field so he can't have been too bad). ---. His Dad's opinion of Swindon fans was clear for all telling me to get into the Town End with the rest of the %$&£. ===. Personally I'm happier as a Town fan now than since the Hoddle days - but then we looked good but we needed the one player, now we have a close knit team who don't go out starting fights in my local town, they don't throw abuse at fans at special events whilst under the influence of something, they don't go around sh4gging other player's wives and they don't think they are the big I am. ---. Don't get me wrong - as a player he is quite unique....but as a person and a squad member....I just hope he has improved. ===. Happy Days are back at Fortress CG![/p][/quote]Thanks mate, I know he's an amazing player, but i just know that he needs alot of growing up to do...... We should be all sticking together, not slagging each other off because of a flippen past player...... I'd choose Mustard Red over Charlie any day of the week...even after the abuse and insults against me ... Because he's a STFC fan and i'll always forgive a fan.....to a point that is....... I Hope we can all band together and enjoy another rollacoaster season thats ends in promotion and glory for all invloved!!! Louis :-)))) louiscassius
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7:20pm Wed 26 Sep 12

Rebel_phish says...

Off topic.

Is it just in the JPT that the rule applies about the limited number of changes?

Man U and Arsenal ... 11 changes each from the teams that played at the weekend.

Talk about diminishing the Cup !!!!!!
Off topic. Is it just in the JPT that the rule applies about the limited number of changes? Man U and Arsenal ... 11 changes each from the teams that played at the weekend. Talk about diminishing the Cup !!!!!! Rebel_phish
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7:30pm Wed 26 Sep 12

Steve. Brentford says...

Rebel_phish wrote:
Off topic.

Is it just in the JPT that the rule applies about the limited number of changes?

Man U and Arsenal ... 11 changes each from the teams that played at the weekend.

Talk about diminishing the Cup !!!!!!
Agree Phish its all about the money money money.

Off subject, congratulation to Kevin Sheedy who has been given the all clear after some serious treatment for Bowel cancer.
[quote][p][bold]Rebel_phish[/bold] wrote: Off topic. Is it just in the JPT that the rule applies about the limited number of changes? Man U and Arsenal ... 11 changes each from the teams that played at the weekend. Talk about diminishing the Cup !!!!!![/p][/quote]Agree Phish its all about the money money money. Off subject, congratulation to Kevin Sheedy who has been given the all clear after some serious treatment for Bowel cancer. Steve. Brentford
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7:44pm Wed 26 Sep 12

the don69 says...

Steve. Brentford wrote:
Rebel_phish wrote:
Off topic.

Is it just in the JPT that the rule applies about the limited number of changes?

Man U and Arsenal ... 11 changes each from the teams that played at the weekend.

Talk about diminishing the Cup !!!!!!
Agree Phish its all about the money money money.

Off subject, congratulation to Kevin Sheedy who has been given the all clear after some serious treatment for Bowel cancer.
I agree chaps!they treat it like the Capital Reserve Cup,not a bad reserve strike force!Rooney,Welbeck and Hernandez!only worth about £50m+,well said on Sheedy Steve.
[quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rebel_phish[/bold] wrote: Off topic. Is it just in the JPT that the rule applies about the limited number of changes? Man U and Arsenal ... 11 changes each from the teams that played at the weekend. Talk about diminishing the Cup !!!!!![/p][/quote]Agree Phish its all about the money money money. Off subject, congratulation to Kevin Sheedy who has been given the all clear after some serious treatment for Bowel cancer.[/p][/quote]I agree chaps!they treat it like the Capital Reserve Cup,not a bad reserve strike force!Rooney,Welbeck and Hernandez!only worth about £50m+,well said on Sheedy Steve. the don69
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8:05pm Wed 26 Sep 12

the don69 says...

the don69 wrote:
Steve. Brentford wrote:
Rebel_phish wrote:
Off topic.

Is it just in the JPT that the rule applies about the limited number of changes?

Man U and Arsenal ... 11 changes each from the teams that played at the weekend.

Talk about diminishing the Cup !!!!!!
Agree Phish its all about the money money money.

Off subject, congratulation to Kevin Sheedy who has been given the all clear after some serious treatment for Bowel cancer.
I agree chaps!they treat it like the Capital Reserve Cup,not a bad reserve strike force!Rooney,Welbeck and Hernandez!only worth about £50m+,well said on Sheedy Steve.
Liverpool's side is a full reserve side,only heard of 3or4 and their 1-0 down already!!!!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rebel_phish[/bold] wrote: Off topic. Is it just in the JPT that the rule applies about the limited number of changes? Man U and Arsenal ... 11 changes each from the teams that played at the weekend. Talk about diminishing the Cup !!!!!![/p][/quote]Agree Phish its all about the money money money. Off subject, congratulation to Kevin Sheedy who has been given the all clear after some serious treatment for Bowel cancer.[/p][/quote]I agree chaps!they treat it like the Capital Reserve Cup,not a bad reserve strike force!Rooney,Welbeck and Hernandez!only worth about £50m+,well said on Sheedy Steve.[/p][/quote]Liverpool's side is a full reserve side,only heard of 3or4 and their 1-0 down already!!!!!!!!!!! the don69
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8:13pm Wed 26 Sep 12

Steve. Brentford says...

the don69 wrote:
the don69 wrote:
Steve. Brentford wrote:
Rebel_phish wrote:
Off topic.

Is it just in the JPT that the rule applies about the limited number of changes?

Man U and Arsenal ... 11 changes each from the teams that played at the weekend.

Talk about diminishing the Cup !!!!!!
Agree Phish its all about the money money money.

Off subject, congratulation to Kevin Sheedy who has been given the all clear after some serious treatment for Bowel cancer.
I agree chaps!they treat it like the Capital Reserve Cup,not a bad reserve strike force!Rooney,Welbeck and Hernandez!only worth about £50m+,well said on Sheedy Steve.
Liverpool's side is a full reserve side,only heard of 3or4 and their 1-0 down already!!!!!!!!!!!
Yeah they will be looking for another manager soon tchh.
[quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rebel_phish[/bold] wrote: Off topic. Is it just in the JPT that the rule applies about the limited number of changes? Man U and Arsenal ... 11 changes each from the teams that played at the weekend. Talk about diminishing the Cup !!!!!![/p][/quote]Agree Phish its all about the money money money. Off subject, congratulation to Kevin Sheedy who has been given the all clear after some serious treatment for Bowel cancer.[/p][/quote]I agree chaps!they treat it like the Capital Reserve Cup,not a bad reserve strike force!Rooney,Welbeck and Hernandez!only worth about £50m+,well said on Sheedy Steve.[/p][/quote]Liverpool's side is a full reserve side,only heard of 3or4 and their 1-0 down already!!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Yeah they will be looking for another manager soon tchh. Steve. Brentford
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8:30pm Wed 26 Sep 12

Malkym says...

RamsburyRed wrote:
On another note (no pun intended) I was a bit worried when I went onto the BBC website to see the headline that Andy Williams had died ...
you're just too good to be true!! :)
[quote][p][bold]RamsburyRed[/bold] wrote: On another note (no pun intended) I was a bit worried when I went onto the BBC website to see the headline that Andy Williams had died ...[/p][/quote]you're just too good to be true!! :) Malkym
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8:37pm Wed 26 Sep 12

Rebel_phish says...

Steve. Brentford wrote:
the don69 wrote:
the don69 wrote:
Steve. Brentford wrote:
Rebel_phish wrote:
Off topic.

Is it just in the JPT that the rule applies about the limited number of changes?

Man U and Arsenal ... 11 changes each from the teams that played at the weekend.

Talk about diminishing the Cup !!!!!!
Agree Phish its all about the money money money.

Off subject, congratulation to Kevin Sheedy who has been given the all clear after some serious treatment for Bowel cancer.
I agree chaps!they treat it like the Capital Reserve Cup,not a bad reserve strike force!Rooney,Welbeck and Hernandez!only worth about £50m+,well said on Sheedy Steve.
Liverpool's side is a full reserve side,only heard of 3or4 and their 1-0 down already!!!!!!!!!!!
Yeah they will be looking for another manager soon tchh.
I was thinking - bring on the 'pool at home for the next round - may not even be in the draw later.

Also, Newcastle - 9 changes.
[quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rebel_phish[/bold] wrote: Off topic. Is it just in the JPT that the rule applies about the limited number of changes? Man U and Arsenal ... 11 changes each from the teams that played at the weekend. Talk about diminishing the Cup !!!!!![/p][/quote]Agree Phish its all about the money money money. Off subject, congratulation to Kevin Sheedy who has been given the all clear after some serious treatment for Bowel cancer.[/p][/quote]I agree chaps!they treat it like the Capital Reserve Cup,not a bad reserve strike force!Rooney,Welbeck and Hernandez!only worth about £50m+,well said on Sheedy Steve.[/p][/quote]Liverpool's side is a full reserve side,only heard of 3or4 and their 1-0 down already!!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Yeah they will be looking for another manager soon tchh.[/p][/quote]I was thinking - bring on the 'pool at home for the next round - may not even be in the draw later. Also, Newcastle - 9 changes. Rebel_phish
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8:47pm Wed 26 Sep 12

Roger_Smart says...

It looks like 12 Premier teams are going into the draw tonite at this stage. 5 potential glamour ties depending on your leanings. The only really dissapointing draws would be Midds or Bradford. The odds are in out favour for something tasty.
It looks like 12 Premier teams are going into the draw tonite at this stage. 5 potential glamour ties depending on your leanings. The only really dissapointing draws would be Midds or Bradford. The odds are in out favour for something tasty. Roger_Smart
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8:51pm Wed 26 Sep 12

Malkym says...

DarrenSTFCRomain wrote:
stfc2012 wrote:
DarrenSTFCRomain wrote:
mustard red wrote: This is a direct message to Louiscassius and to the many other posters who wrote abusive, disproportionate and churlish comments yesterday about Charlie Austin... Despite being booed most of the match, and despite not celebrating after he had scored for Burnley, Charlie Austin was gracious in defeat applauding all corners of the County Ground including the Town End. His actions speak far louder than any of your callous words, and in my opinion (because some of you wanted it yesterday), Charlie Austin is a better person than you!
NO HE AINT.... HE LEFT SWINDON TOWN FC to earn loads of money... SWINDON gave him is break and as soon as big money poped up he was off,. NO PLAYER IN THE WORLD IS BETTER THAN ARE FANS BECAUSE WE WILL BE HERE FOR LIFE
Should Charles still be at Poole Town then? Didn't he come to us for 'big money'? Did we make him or did Poole Town make him? Or was it Reading's youth system? If he had turned out to be rubbish would we have given him a 15 year contract or got rid? Charlie made Charlie and good luck to him. You sir do not understand the modern game of football as you are blinded by your own ignorance. Sort of stupid fan we could all do without. Bet your chavvy mush is a real delight to be sat next to at games.
ps I WOULD LOVE TO MEET YOU AT ANY GAME
Why? so you can sqaure up to each other and show who's the tough guy? C'mon Darren you're better than that.

CA only did what you me or any other person in the world would do - he wanted to better his career and let's face it if you had the chance to earn a loy more money to do exactly the same job - you'd take it for sure wouldn't you.

The football "he owes us" Loyalty card is well over-played -he probably only owes his secondary school teacher for picking him for the school team.

2012 - really no need for the personal abuse is there?
[quote][p][bold]DarrenSTFCRomain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfc2012[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DarrenSTFCRomain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mustard red[/bold] wrote: This is a direct message to Louiscassius and to the many other posters who wrote abusive, disproportionate and churlish comments yesterday about Charlie Austin... Despite being booed most of the match, and despite not celebrating after he had scored for Burnley, Charlie Austin was gracious in defeat applauding all corners of the County Ground including the Town End. His actions speak far louder than any of your callous words, and in my opinion (because some of you wanted it yesterday), Charlie Austin is a better person than you![/p][/quote]NO HE AINT.... HE LEFT SWINDON TOWN FC to earn loads of money... SWINDON gave him is break and as soon as big money poped up he was off,. NO PLAYER IN THE WORLD IS BETTER THAN ARE FANS BECAUSE WE WILL BE HERE FOR LIFE[/p][/quote]Should Charles still be at Poole Town then? Didn't he come to us for 'big money'? Did we make him or did Poole Town make him? Or was it Reading's youth system? If he had turned out to be rubbish would we have given him a 15 year contract or got rid? Charlie made Charlie and good luck to him. You sir do not understand the modern game of football as you are blinded by your own ignorance. Sort of stupid fan we could all do without. Bet your chavvy mush is a real delight to be sat next to at games.[/p][/quote]ps I WOULD LOVE TO MEET YOU AT ANY GAME[/p][/quote]Why? so you can sqaure up to each other and show who's the tough guy? C'mon Darren you're better than that. CA only did what you me or any other person in the world would do - he wanted to better his career and let's face it if you had the chance to earn a loy more money to do exactly the same job - you'd take it for sure wouldn't you. The football "he owes us" Loyalty card is well over-played -he probably only owes his secondary school teacher for picking him for the school team. 2012 - really no need for the personal abuse is there? Malkym
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9:00pm Wed 26 Sep 12

Malkym says...

SAPFanSTFC wrote:
louiscassius wrote: Oh just another thought. You'd rather slag a fan who has thrown money; hundred and hundreds of pounds over the years into the Club, as have many many thousands of other fans over a big headed player... Who wouldnt p1ss on us if we were on fire, and did what he did..... We should be sticking together and appreciating each others points of view........ Not making personal insults.... But i suppose thats the measure of you isnt it.......... You support dear old Charlie Boy......but someone who genuinely loves the Club and always has, and only wants the best for the Club is just scum to you....... Look in the mirror you silly person. Louis :-((((
With you all the way Louis... ---. His Dad (Fred?..can't remember) along with his Grandad were sat right in front of me and his Dad got really quite abusive when I got angry with Charlie for making the most of a challenge and feigning injury (form which he got up and sprinted the length of the field so he can't have been too bad). ---. His Dad's opinion of Swindon fans was clear for all telling me to get into the Town End with the rest of the %$&£. ===. Personally I'm happier as a Town fan now than since the Hoddle days - but then we looked good but we needed the one player, now we have a close knit team who don't go out starting fights in my local town, they don't throw abuse at fans at special events whilst under the influence of something, they don't go around sh4gging other player's wives and they don't think they are the big I am. ---. Don't get me wrong - as a player he is quite unique....but as a person and a squad member....I just hope he has improved. ===. Happy Days are back at Fortress CG!
ZZZZZ!!! yawn- same old same old CA rhetoric -how many times is that now you've posted the same nonsense about Charlie Ian - a tad on the repetitive side don't you think by now old buddy. :)
[quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]louiscassius[/bold] wrote: Oh just another thought. You'd rather slag a fan who has thrown money; hundred and hundreds of pounds over the years into the Club, as have many many thousands of other fans over a big headed player... Who wouldnt p1ss on us if we were on fire, and did what he did..... We should be sticking together and appreciating each others points of view........ Not making personal insults.... But i suppose thats the measure of you isnt it.......... You support dear old Charlie Boy......but someone who genuinely loves the Club and always has, and only wants the best for the Club is just scum to you....... Look in the mirror you silly person. Louis :-(((([/p][/quote]With you all the way Louis... ---. His Dad (Fred?..can't remember) along with his Grandad were sat right in front of me and his Dad got really quite abusive when I got angry with Charlie for making the most of a challenge and feigning injury (form which he got up and sprinted the length of the field so he can't have been too bad). ---. His Dad's opinion of Swindon fans was clear for all telling me to get into the Town End with the rest of the %$&£. ===. Personally I'm happier as a Town fan now than since the Hoddle days - but then we looked good but we needed the one player, now we have a close knit team who don't go out starting fights in my local town, they don't throw abuse at fans at special events whilst under the influence of something, they don't go around sh4gging other player's wives and they don't think they are the big I am. ---. Don't get me wrong - as a player he is quite unique....but as a person and a squad member....I just hope he has improved. ===. Happy Days are back at Fortress CG![/p][/quote]ZZZZZ!!! yawn- same old same old CA rhetoric -how many times is that now you've posted the same nonsense about Charlie Ian - a tad on the repetitive side don't you think by now old buddy. :) Malkym
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9:21pm Wed 26 Sep 12

dreamofacleansheet2 says...

Any Premiership manager that takes the mick out of the cup against us by playing mainly reserves is going to be in for a very nasty surprise.

I fancy us against anyone, anywhere if they don't take it seriously. The detail Paolo gives the players and his game plans are just to good.

COYR
Any Premiership manager that takes the mick out of the cup against us by playing mainly reserves is going to be in for a very nasty surprise. I fancy us against anyone, anywhere if they don't take it seriously. The detail Paolo gives the players and his game plans are just to good. COYR dreamofacleansheet2
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9:58pm Wed 26 Sep 12

London Red says...

That was my point earlier "reserve" sides - like the big 5 have a reserve team! they have a squad like us and these sides are still very impressive
.
De Gea, Anderson, Rooney, Wellbeck, Hernandez, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Arshavin, Giroud, Wallcott, Carragher, Henderson, Downing, Dawson, Cauket Huddlestone and Demosey all on display tonight
.
Torres and Mata last night
That was my point earlier "reserve" sides - like the big 5 have a reserve team! they have a squad like us and these sides are still very impressive . De Gea, Anderson, Rooney, Wellbeck, Hernandez, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Arshavin, Giroud, Wallcott, Carragher, Henderson, Downing, Dawson, Cauket Huddlestone and Demosey all on display tonight . Torres and Mata last night London Red
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10:06pm Wed 26 Sep 12

SeanG92 says...

Home to Villa
Home to Villa SeanG92
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10:11pm Wed 26 Sep 12

35yrRED says...

Great draw!!!! will be a great night at the CG.........could we cause a massive upset?
Great draw!!!! will be a great night at the CG.........could we cause a massive upset? 35yrRED
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10:11pm Wed 26 Sep 12

Oxon-Red says...

SeanG92 wrote:
Home to Villa
Who do you fancy in the Quarter's ?

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]SeanG92[/bold] wrote: Home to Villa[/p][/quote]Who do you fancy in the Quarter's ? COYMR Oxon-Red
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10:12pm Wed 26 Sep 12

ChrisWantageRed says...

Bring on the Villa!!! STFC!!
Bring on the Villa!!! STFC!! ChrisWantageRed
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10:14pm Wed 26 Sep 12

joey butler says...

Fantastic draw, we can beat Villa, just like Stoke. PDC must be wetting his designer pants, we can beat them!!!
Fantastic draw, we can beat Villa, just like Stoke. PDC must be wetting his designer pants, we can beat them!!! joey butler
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10:16pm Wed 26 Sep 12

the don69 says...

the don69 wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
All games are winnable and all games are loseable. That's why we go.
What a clever boy you are Den!you learn something every day!LOL!!!!!!!!!!!
Villa at home,as Den said it's winnable and it's loseable!LOL!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: All games are winnable and all games are loseable. That's why we go.[/p][/quote]What a clever boy you are Den!you learn something every day!LOL!!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Villa at home,as Den said it's winnable and it's loseable!LOL!!!!!!!! the don69
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10:17pm Wed 26 Sep 12

Rebel_phish says...

35yrRED wrote:
Great draw!!!! will be a great night at the CG.........could we cause a massive upset?
Glamour tie? Not quite. But I think its briliant. A very winable tie for us I think.

Thought we'd get WHU, but they went out last night, but yet another Claret and Blue side.

Bring it on.
[quote][p][bold]35yrRED[/bold] wrote: Great draw!!!! will be a great night at the CG.........could we cause a massive upset?[/p][/quote]Glamour tie? Not quite. But I think its briliant. A very winable tie for us I think. Thought we'd get WHU, but they went out last night, but yet another Claret and Blue side. Bring it on. Rebel_phish
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10:18pm Wed 26 Sep 12

old town robin says...

I know Paolo wanted the big game at old trafford, but this home game may not bring so much revenue, but should be a sell out. Think this is a winnable game.

COYR's
I know Paolo wanted the big game at old trafford, but this home game may not bring so much revenue, but should be a sell out. Think this is a winnable game. COYR's old town robin
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10:25pm Wed 26 Sep 12

Rebel_phish says...

From the Villa Talk web site...

"Finally some luck with the draw.

That being said, maybe we lay an egg like we did against Saints."

and

"Would've preferred it to be at home, but it's still one of the better draws we could have got."

and

"Tricky Draw, Di Canio will have his players fired up for this. we should have more than enough quality to win, but its football."

Underestimate us at your peril
From the Villa Talk web site... "Finally some luck with the draw. That being said, maybe we lay an egg like we did against Saints." and "Would've preferred it to be at home, but it's still one of the better draws we could have got." and "Tricky Draw, Di Canio will have his players fired up for this. we should have more than enough quality to win, but its football." Underestimate us at your peril Rebel_phish
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10:35pm Wed 26 Sep 12

Oxon-Red says...

Rebel_phish wrote:
35yrRED wrote: Great draw!!!! will be a great night at the CG.........could we cause a massive upset?
Glamour tie? Not quite. But I think its briliant. A very winable tie for us I think. Thought we'd get WHU, but they went out last night, but yet another Claret and Blue side. Bring it on.
I think they will play their strongest side but very winnable. Keep it tight at the back and we have players that can hurt teams so why not !!!

Win it and then a home draw against the winners of the ties between Boro & Sunderland or Wigan & Bradford and who knows :-)

Funny ole game innit.

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]Rebel_phish[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]35yrRED[/bold] wrote: Great draw!!!! will be a great night at the CG.........could we cause a massive upset?[/p][/quote]Glamour tie? Not quite. But I think its briliant. A very winable tie for us I think. Thought we'd get WHU, but they went out last night, but yet another Claret and Blue side. Bring it on.[/p][/quote]I think they will play their strongest side but very winnable. Keep it tight at the back and we have players that can hurt teams so why not !!! Win it and then a home draw against the winners of the ties between Boro & Sunderland or Wigan & Bradford and who knows :-) Funny ole game innit. COYMR Oxon-Red
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10:40pm Wed 26 Sep 12

Rebel_phish says...

A couple more quotes from Villatalk...

" Bit of a potential banana skin, Di Canio's nuttier than squirral turd, never know how they might play.

and

" Will take that. Can't stand Di Canio, hope we f***ing hammer them."

http://www.villatalk
.com/index.php?name=
PNphpBB2&file=viewto
pic&t=73641
A couple more quotes from Villatalk... " Bit of a potential banana skin, Di Canio's nuttier than squirral turd, never know how they might play. and " Will take that. Can't stand Di Canio, hope we f***ing hammer them." http://www.villatalk .com/index.php?name= PNphpBB2&file=viewto pic&t=73641 Rebel_phish
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10:45pm Wed 26 Sep 12

the wizard says...

At least they are a quality side, and Villa have always tried to play decent footie.
Very happy with the draw, should be a good game, but we will have to be on top of our game to get anything from it.
Canioman will relish the challenge.
At least they are a quality side, and Villa have always tried to play decent footie. Very happy with the draw, should be a good game, but we will have to be on top of our game to get anything from it. Canioman will relish the challenge. the wizard
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10:49pm Wed 26 Sep 12

Oxon-Red says...

Rebel_phish wrote:
A couple more quotes from Villatalk... " Bit of a potential banana skin, Di Canio's nuttier than squirral turd, never know how they might play. and " Will take that. Can't stand Di Canio, hope we f***ing hammer them." http://www.villatalk .com/index.php?name= PNphpBB2&file=vi
ewto pic&t=73641
Rebel,

Had a quick look and the second post had me in stitches.

"They've already got a few scalps but surely we can get to the last 16."

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]Rebel_phish[/bold] wrote: A couple more quotes from Villatalk... " Bit of a potential banana skin, Di Canio's nuttier than squirral turd, never know how they might play. and " Will take that. Can't stand Di Canio, hope we f***ing hammer them." http://www.villatalk .com/index.php?name= PNphpBB2&file=vi ewto pic&t=73641[/p][/quote]Rebel, Had a quick look and the second post had me in stitches. "They've already got a few scalps but surely we can get to the last 16." COYMR Oxon-Red
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10:50pm Wed 26 Sep 12

mikek says...

Another Claret and Blue what a decent draw and at home can't ask for more than that if we want to get into the last 8. I suppose IF we can beat Villa then may be that elusive big one Paolo mentions could be in the next round but remember STFC fans this lot turned over last seasons champions Man City and at City too so lets not under estimate A Villa. Any team that can beat City deserves respect but the way Paolo is firing up his team at the moment anything can happen. Lets hope for a sell out and another memorable night under the lights of the County Ground, can't wait.
Another Claret and Blue what a decent draw and at home can't ask for more than that if we want to get into the last 8. I suppose IF we can beat Villa then may be that elusive big one Paolo mentions could be in the next round but remember STFC fans this lot turned over last seasons champions Man City and at City too so lets not under estimate A Villa. Any team that can beat City deserves respect but the way Paolo is firing up his team at the moment anything can happen. Lets hope for a sell out and another memorable night under the lights of the County Ground, can't wait. mikek
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10:55pm Wed 26 Sep 12

the wizard says...

mikek wrote:
Another Claret and Blue what a decent draw and at home can't ask for more than that if we want to get into the last 8. I suppose IF we can beat Villa then may be that elusive big one Paolo mentions could be in the next round but remember STFC fans this lot turned over last seasons champions Man City and at City too so lets not under estimate A Villa. Any team that can beat City deserves respect but the way Paolo is firing up his team at the moment anything can happen. Lets hope for a sell out and another memorable night under the lights of the County Ground, can't wait.
Looking forwards to seeing a capacity crowd and the Bank full under floodlights. Great for Wray to be able to entertain the Villa here, he does have ambition, and as long as we perform well, irrelevant of the outcome, its a great night for the club as a whole.

I'll be on the phone tomorrow sorting out my ticket.
[quote][p][bold]mikek[/bold] wrote: Another Claret and Blue what a decent draw and at home can't ask for more than that if we want to get into the last 8. I suppose IF we can beat Villa then may be that elusive big one Paolo mentions could be in the next round but remember STFC fans this lot turned over last seasons champions Man City and at City too so lets not under estimate A Villa. Any team that can beat City deserves respect but the way Paolo is firing up his team at the moment anything can happen. Lets hope for a sell out and another memorable night under the lights of the County Ground, can't wait.[/p][/quote]Looking forwards to seeing a capacity crowd and the Bank full under floodlights. Great for Wray to be able to entertain the Villa here, he does have ambition, and as long as we perform well, irrelevant of the outcome, its a great night for the club as a whole. I'll be on the phone tomorrow sorting out my ticket. the wizard
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11:08pm Wed 26 Sep 12

oz5000 says...

Winnable for sure.

Arsenal in the final anyone?
Winnable for sure. Arsenal in the final anyone? oz5000
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11:18pm Wed 26 Sep 12

old town robin says...

the wizard wrote:
mikek wrote:
Another Claret and Blue what a decent draw and at home can't ask for more than that if we want to get into the last 8. I suppose IF we can beat Villa then may be that elusive big one Paolo mentions could be in the next round but remember STFC fans this lot turned over last seasons champions Man City and at City too so lets not under estimate A Villa. Any team that can beat City deserves respect but the way Paolo is firing up his team at the moment anything can happen. Lets hope for a sell out and another memorable night under the lights of the County Ground, can't wait.
Looking forwards to seeing a capacity crowd and the Bank full under floodlights. Great for Wray to be able to entertain the Villa here, he does have ambition, and as long as we perform well, irrelevant of the outcome, its a great night for the club as a whole.

I'll be on the phone tomorrow sorting out my ticket.
Doubt very much tickets will be on sale as early as tomorrow Wiz, the came won't be for another 4 weeks, they will have to decide on pricing, away allocation etc. Not to mention if it televised it might not be a Tuesday. So don't get too exited it could be another week or so before tickets go on sale.

After lamberts tif with mancini, he'll be over the moon to be up against another italian manager, could be some fun in the dugout, lol
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mikek[/bold] wrote: Another Claret and Blue what a decent draw and at home can't ask for more than that if we want to get into the last 8. I suppose IF we can beat Villa then may be that elusive big one Paolo mentions could be in the next round but remember STFC fans this lot turned over last seasons champions Man City and at City too so lets not under estimate A Villa. Any team that can beat City deserves respect but the way Paolo is firing up his team at the moment anything can happen. Lets hope for a sell out and another memorable night under the lights of the County Ground, can't wait.[/p][/quote]Looking forwards to seeing a capacity crowd and the Bank full under floodlights. Great for Wray to be able to entertain the Villa here, he does have ambition, and as long as we perform well, irrelevant of the outcome, its a great night for the club as a whole. I'll be on the phone tomorrow sorting out my ticket.[/p][/quote]Doubt very much tickets will be on sale as early as tomorrow Wiz, the came won't be for another 4 weeks, they will have to decide on pricing, away allocation etc. Not to mention if it televised it might not be a Tuesday. So don't get too exited it could be another week or so before tickets go on sale. After lamberts tif with mancini, he'll be over the moon to be up against another italian manager, could be some fun in the dugout, lol old town robin
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11:29pm Wed 26 Sep 12

the wizard says...

OTR,

I'll ring early and speak to Scots Dave and find out what the situation is ref tickets and post it up on here.

You mentioned Lambert, tbh, I respect him for what he achieved with NC but I've never really liked the guy.
Martin O'Neil, now that former Villa manager I have a lot of time for, and no mistake.
OTR, I'll ring early and speak to Scots Dave and find out what the situation is ref tickets and post it up on here. You mentioned Lambert, tbh, I respect him for what he achieved with NC but I've never really liked the guy. Martin O'Neil, now that former Villa manager I have a lot of time for, and no mistake. the wizard
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