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NOTTS COUNTY 2 SWINDON TOWN 0: Full-time report

Swindon Advertiser: Swindon Town had two men sent off as they were beaten 2-0 at Notts County this afternoon Swindon Town had two men sent off as they were beaten 2-0 at Notts County this afternoon

SWINDON Town’s faint play-off hopes went up in a plume of smoke at Notts County, as they ended with nine men in a 2-0 defeat.

Alan Sheehan’s ninth-minute opener and Callum McGregor’s strike deep into second-half stoppage time did for Town, who had Troy Archibald-Henville and Nathan Thompson sent off.

Swindon struggled to adapt to the terrible state of the Meadow Lane pitch in the first half and the Robins went behind early on.

Slapdash defending allowed Sheehan to find plenty of space inside the Town area and the former Swindon full-back produced a clinical finish to beat Wes Foderingham low to the goalkeeper’s left.

Michael Smith missed a golden chance to volley the visitors level midway through the period, when he met Nathan Thompson’s cross six yards out, but Notts boasted the majority of the chances in the opening period.

Jimmy Spencer’s goalbound flick from a Sheehan corner was turned away from danger by Jay McEveley, Ronan Murray carted a poor effort wide from 15 yards and Spencer headed off-target when he should have troubled Foderingham.

Foderingham then produced an excellent save in the early stages of the second half, denying Murray after Massimo Luongo’s header had played the County striker through one on one, while County felt they should have had two penalties after the break but both shots were turned down by referee Richard Clark.

Alex Pritchard had Swindon’s best sight of goal in the second half, a swerving effort from range which Bartosz Bialkowski held onto at the second attempt, as the away side continued to struggle to create.

The frustration of the afternoon came to a head in injury time, as Archibald-Henville was sent off for violent conduct. The incident cued a ruck of players in the Town penalty area, as a result of which Thompson was shown a second yellow card and a subsequent red.

With Foderingham in the opposition penalty area in the ninth minute of stoppage time, County broke and Jamal Campbell-Ryce set McGregor up for a tap-in.

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8:35pm Sat 26 Apr 14

old town robin says...

The manager knew what to expect with regards to the state of the pitch, the manager knew it would be doctored to suit a team that was not interested playing the ball on the ground but would prefer to play the more direct route.

The question is why would he not adapt to the conditions and why pick a player that hadn't trained all weak and was obviously not fit due to his illness and continue to play an out of form player in midfield who is not suited to playing in conditions that are not good for his style of play. Sorry but I'm not convinced that he got his tactics and team selection right today as has been the case on far too many games on the road.

Bring on the minuses, for me even before the game it was obvious we weren't playing horses for courses and we paid the price of once again being out played by a bottom four team.
The manager knew what to expect with regards to the state of the pitch, the manager knew it would be doctored to suit a team that was not interested playing the ball on the ground but would prefer to play the more direct route. The question is why would he not adapt to the conditions and why pick a player that hadn't trained all weak and was obviously not fit due to his illness and continue to play an out of form player in midfield who is not suited to playing in conditions that are not good for his style of play. Sorry but I'm not convinced that he got his tactics and team selection right today as has been the case on far too many games on the road. Bring on the minuses, for me even before the game it was obvious we weren't playing horses for courses and we paid the price of once again being out played by a bottom four team. old town robin
  • Score: 6

10:06am Sun 27 Apr 14

King Red says...

old town robin wrote:
The manager knew what to expect with regards to the state of the pitch, the manager knew it would be doctored to suit a team that was not interested playing the ball on the ground but would prefer to play the more direct route.

The question is why would he not adapt to the conditions and why pick a player that hadn't trained all weak and was obviously not fit due to his illness and continue to play an out of form player in midfield who is not suited to playing in conditions that are not good for his style of play. Sorry but I'm not convinced that he got his tactics and team selection right today as has been the case on far too many games on the road.

Bring on the minuses, for me even before the game it was obvious we weren't playing horses for courses and we paid the price of once again being out played by a bottom four team.
I think you could also point the finger at most of the players too. As although we finished with nine on the pitch, I don't think we actually started with eleven anyway!
[quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: The manager knew what to expect with regards to the state of the pitch, the manager knew it would be doctored to suit a team that was not interested playing the ball on the ground but would prefer to play the more direct route. The question is why would he not adapt to the conditions and why pick a player that hadn't trained all weak and was obviously not fit due to his illness and continue to play an out of form player in midfield who is not suited to playing in conditions that are not good for his style of play. Sorry but I'm not convinced that he got his tactics and team selection right today as has been the case on far too many games on the road. Bring on the minuses, for me even before the game it was obvious we weren't playing horses for courses and we paid the price of once again being out played by a bottom four team.[/p][/quote]I think you could also point the finger at most of the players too. As although we finished with nine on the pitch, I don't think we actually started with eleven anyway! King Red
  • Score: 5

12:36pm Sun 27 Apr 14

uruguay whitey the red says...

It shows the poor quality of this division this season that peterborough and us lose almost as many games as won.Cooper shud of demanded lee power replaced ajose and ranger,instead we struggled with an inexperienced kid who cant hold the ball up in smith.Everytime we went behind early away from home we wud never look like getting back into the game.Dont seem to carry enough threat and also get bullied far too easy.Cant use the excuse of us playing stellar passing football as we have changed our play by lumping it quite often away from home.
It shows the poor quality of this division this season that peterborough and us lose almost as many games as won.Cooper shud of demanded lee power replaced ajose and ranger,instead we struggled with an inexperienced kid who cant hold the ball up in smith.Everytime we went behind early away from home we wud never look like getting back into the game.Dont seem to carry enough threat and also get bullied far too easy.Cant use the excuse of us playing stellar passing football as we have changed our play by lumping it quite often away from home. uruguay whitey the red
  • Score: 1

1:27pm Sun 27 Apr 14

jillyh says...

I am very concerned for next season. Will we even have a club with all the boardroom nonsense. Just want someone who has the interests of the club at heart. Also v fed up with Ranger according to paper is now assaulting women and earns £5000 pw reported by same paper. So pleased my season ticket money is being spent so wisely.
I am very concerned for next season. Will we even have a club with all the boardroom nonsense. Just want someone who has the interests of the club at heart. Also v fed up with Ranger according to paper is now assaulting women and earns £5000 pw reported by same paper. So pleased my season ticket money is being spent so wisely. jillyh
  • Score: 3

8:39pm Sun 27 Apr 14

old town robin says...

King Red wrote:
old town robin wrote:
The manager knew what to expect with regards to the state of the pitch, the manager knew it would be doctored to suit a team that was not interested playing the ball on the ground but would prefer to play the more direct route.

The question is why would he not adapt to the conditions and why pick a player that hadn't trained all weak and was obviously not fit due to his illness and continue to play an out of form player in midfield who is not suited to playing in conditions that are not good for his style of play. Sorry but I'm not convinced that he got his tactics and team selection right today as has been the case on far too many games on the road.

Bring on the minuses, for me even before the game it was obvious we weren't playing horses for courses and we paid the price of once again being out played by a bottom four team.
I think you could also point the finger at most of the players too. As although we finished with nine on the pitch, I don't think we actually started with eleven anyway!
Always respect the view of someone that was there (read your post on the live article), apart from the players you say showed a bit of commitment, why do you think others didn't?
[quote][p][bold]King Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: The manager knew what to expect with regards to the state of the pitch, the manager knew it would be doctored to suit a team that was not interested playing the ball on the ground but would prefer to play the more direct route. The question is why would he not adapt to the conditions and why pick a player that hadn't trained all weak and was obviously not fit due to his illness and continue to play an out of form player in midfield who is not suited to playing in conditions that are not good for his style of play. Sorry but I'm not convinced that he got his tactics and team selection right today as has been the case on far too many games on the road. Bring on the minuses, for me even before the game it was obvious we weren't playing horses for courses and we paid the price of once again being out played by a bottom four team.[/p][/quote]I think you could also point the finger at most of the players too. As although we finished with nine on the pitch, I don't think we actually started with eleven anyway![/p][/quote]Always respect the view of someone that was there (read your post on the live article), apart from the players you say showed a bit of commitment, why do you think others didn't? old town robin
  • Score: 0

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