SWINDON TOWN: Luongo named in preliminary Australian World Cup squad

Massimo Luongo will attend a training camp in Sydney with Australia

Massimo Luongo will attend a training camp in Sydney with Australia

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SWINDON Town midfielder Massimo Luongo has been selected in Australia's preliminary 30-man squad ahead of this summer's World Cup in Brazil.

The former Tottenham Hotspur man, who made his international debut for the Socceroos in a friendly with Ecuador in March, will meet up with his Aussie teammates in Sydney for a training camp at the end of this week .

Australia play South Africa in a friendly on March 26, after which coach Ange Postecoglou will trim his squad down to 27 before the final 23 men who will represent the country in Brazil are named on June 2. The 2014 World Cup begins on June 12.

Postecoglou said of his initial selection: "We’re excited to announce the preliminary 30-man Socceroos squad for the World Cup. We’ve selected a squad we believe will represent the people of Australia with pride on the biggest stage in world sport.

“The squad has been selected with form and fitness as key indicators as well as having one eye on the future.

“We face a formidable challenge in Brazil but it is also a big opportunity and we head to the World Cup with no barriers as we look to write a new chapter in our rich football history.”

“We’ve named 30 players for the camp and will leave Australia with 27 before cutting the squad to 23 before the first game but we want all 30 players and the staff to get a meaningful experience out of the camps and World Cup.

“We want the camp to be competitive to make sure the training intensity is as high as possible as players strive to make the final 23 squad but everyone is equally important as we also have one eye on the future.”

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7:09am Wed 14 May 14

Haydonender says...

Glad for Mass, doubt he will actually be in the 23 but hopefully it gives him a taste of what can happen in the future if he does well for us
Glad for Mass, doubt he will actually be in the 23 but hopefully it gives him a taste of what can happen in the future if he does well for us Haydonender
  • Score: 8

7:36am Wed 14 May 14

Stickshaker says...

good luck Mass....with Australia's ''rich football history''
good luck Mass....with Australia's ''rich football history'' Stickshaker
  • Score: 2

7:41am Wed 14 May 14

The artist formerly known as Marmite Soldier says...

Good luck to Massimo. Hope he makes the cut.

It would be useful if the Adver let us know the whole 30 man squad so we might be able to identify it's strength and hence the likelihood of Mass making the final 23.
Good luck to Massimo. Hope he makes the cut. It would be useful if the Adver let us know the whole 30 man squad so we might be able to identify it's strength and hence the likelihood of Mass making the final 23. The artist formerly known as Marmite Soldier
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7:53am Wed 14 May 14

beerdiddit says...

"Australia play South Africa in a friendly on March 26, after which coach Ange Postecoglou will trim his squad down to 27" i never knew the Aussies had invented a time machine can we borrow it and make the play-offs
"Australia play South Africa in a friendly on March 26, after which coach Ange Postecoglou will trim his squad down to 27" i never knew the Aussies had invented a time machine can we borrow it and make the play-offs beerdiddit
  • Score: 1

7:58am Wed 14 May 14

Rebel_phish says...

Australia squad
Goalkeepers:
Mat Ryan (Club Brugge/Belgium),
Mitch Langerak (Borussia Dortmund/Germany),
Eugene Galekovic (Adelaide United)

Defenders:
Ivan Franjic (Brisbane Roar),
Matthew Spiranovic (Western Sydney Wanderers),
Curtis Good (Newcastle United/England),
Bailey Wright (Preston North End/England),
Jason Davidson (Heracles Almelo/Netherlands),
Luke Wilkshire (Dynamo Moscow/Russia),
Alex Wilkinson (Jeonbuk Motors/Korea Republic),
Ryan McGowan (Shandong Luneng/China PR)

Midfielders:
Mile Jedinak (Crystal Palace/England),
Mark Milligan (Melbourne Victory),
James Holland (Austria Vienna/Austria),
Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town/England),
Adam Sarota (FC Utrecht/Netherlands)
,
Oliver Bozanic (Luzern/Switzerland)
,
Matt McKay (Brisbane Roar),
Mark Bresciano (Al Gharafa/Qatar),
Josh Brillante (Newcastle Jets)

Forwards:
Tim Cahill (New York Red Bulls/USA),
Josh Kennedy (Nagoya Grampus/Japan),
Tom Rogic (Melbourne Victory),
Dario Vidosic (Sion/Switzerland),
Tommy Oar (FC Utrecht/Netherlands)
,
James Troisi (Melbourne Victory),
Ben Halloran (Fortuna Dusseldorf/Germany),
Adam Taggart (Newcastle Jets),
Matthew Leckie (FSV Frankfurt/Germany)

From fifa.com/worldcup/ne
ws .
Australia squad Goalkeepers: Mat Ryan (Club Brugge/Belgium), Mitch Langerak (Borussia Dortmund/Germany), Eugene Galekovic (Adelaide United) Defenders: Ivan Franjic (Brisbane Roar), Matthew Spiranovic (Western Sydney Wanderers), Curtis Good (Newcastle United/England), Bailey Wright (Preston North End/England), Jason Davidson (Heracles Almelo/Netherlands), Luke Wilkshire (Dynamo Moscow/Russia), Alex Wilkinson (Jeonbuk Motors/Korea Republic), Ryan McGowan (Shandong Luneng/China PR) Midfielders: Mile Jedinak (Crystal Palace/England), Mark Milligan (Melbourne Victory), James Holland (Austria Vienna/Austria), Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town/England), Adam Sarota (FC Utrecht/Netherlands) , Oliver Bozanic (Luzern/Switzerland) , Matt McKay (Brisbane Roar), Mark Bresciano (Al Gharafa/Qatar), Josh Brillante (Newcastle Jets) Forwards: Tim Cahill (New York Red Bulls/USA), Josh Kennedy (Nagoya Grampus/Japan), Tom Rogic (Melbourne Victory), Dario Vidosic (Sion/Switzerland), Tommy Oar (FC Utrecht/Netherlands) , James Troisi (Melbourne Victory), Ben Halloran (Fortuna Dusseldorf/Germany), Adam Taggart (Newcastle Jets), Matthew Leckie (FSV Frankfurt/Germany) From fifa.com/worldcup/ne ws . Rebel_phish
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8:11am Wed 14 May 14

GiulianoGrazioli says...

Great News! best of luck on making the final 23 mass!
Great News! best of luck on making the final 23 mass! GiulianoGrazioli
  • Score: 1

9:05am Wed 14 May 14

the don69 says...

Rebel_phish wrote:
Australia squad
Goalkeepers:
Mat Ryan (Club Brugge/Belgium),
Mitch Langerak (Borussia Dortmund/Germany),
Eugene Galekovic (Adelaide United)

Defenders:
Ivan Franjic (Brisbane Roar),
Matthew Spiranovic (Western Sydney Wanderers),
Curtis Good (Newcastle United/England),
Bailey Wright (Preston North End/England),
Jason Davidson (Heracles Almelo/Netherlands),
Luke Wilkshire (Dynamo Moscow/Russia),
Alex Wilkinson (Jeonbuk Motors/Korea Republic),
Ryan McGowan (Shandong Luneng/China PR)

Midfielders:
Mile Jedinak (Crystal Palace/England),
Mark Milligan (Melbourne Victory),
James Holland (Austria Vienna/Austria),
Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town/England),
Adam Sarota (FC Utrecht/Netherlands)

,
Oliver Bozanic (Luzern/Switzerland)

,
Matt McKay (Brisbane Roar),
Mark Bresciano (Al Gharafa/Qatar),
Josh Brillante (Newcastle Jets)

Forwards:
Tim Cahill (New York Red Bulls/USA),
Josh Kennedy (Nagoya Grampus/Japan),
Tom Rogic (Melbourne Victory),
Dario Vidosic (Sion/Switzerland),
Tommy Oar (FC Utrecht/Netherlands)

,
James Troisi (Melbourne Victory),
Ben Halloran (Fortuna Dusseldorf/Germany),
Adam Taggart (Newcastle Jets),
Matthew Leckie (FSV Frankfurt/Germany)

From fifa.com/worldcup/ne

ws .
They got about the same chance as England! NO CHANCE LOL!!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Rebel_phish[/bold] wrote: Australia squad Goalkeepers: Mat Ryan (Club Brugge/Belgium), Mitch Langerak (Borussia Dortmund/Germany), Eugene Galekovic (Adelaide United) Defenders: Ivan Franjic (Brisbane Roar), Matthew Spiranovic (Western Sydney Wanderers), Curtis Good (Newcastle United/England), Bailey Wright (Preston North End/England), Jason Davidson (Heracles Almelo/Netherlands), Luke Wilkshire (Dynamo Moscow/Russia), Alex Wilkinson (Jeonbuk Motors/Korea Republic), Ryan McGowan (Shandong Luneng/China PR) Midfielders: Mile Jedinak (Crystal Palace/England), Mark Milligan (Melbourne Victory), James Holland (Austria Vienna/Austria), Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town/England), Adam Sarota (FC Utrecht/Netherlands) , Oliver Bozanic (Luzern/Switzerland) , Matt McKay (Brisbane Roar), Mark Bresciano (Al Gharafa/Qatar), Josh Brillante (Newcastle Jets) Forwards: Tim Cahill (New York Red Bulls/USA), Josh Kennedy (Nagoya Grampus/Japan), Tom Rogic (Melbourne Victory), Dario Vidosic (Sion/Switzerland), Tommy Oar (FC Utrecht/Netherlands) , James Troisi (Melbourne Victory), Ben Halloran (Fortuna Dusseldorf/Germany), Adam Taggart (Newcastle Jets), Matthew Leckie (FSV Frankfurt/Germany) From fifa.com/worldcup/ne ws .[/p][/quote]They got about the same chance as England! NO CHANCE LOL!!!!!!!!! the don69
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9:44am Wed 14 May 14

smirg kcab says...

Don't pick him he's burnt out.
We want him fresh and rearing to go at the start of the campaign.
Don't pick him he's burnt out. We want him fresh and rearing to go at the start of the campaign. smirg kcab
  • Score: -8

9:54am Wed 14 May 14

London Red says...

Well pleased for Mass
.
His chances of going are fairly high as the whole squad has been freshened up with the 30 having an average age of just 25
.
Also there are 2 uncapped players in that 30
.
Finally the breakdown shows there are only 9 midfielders - there are 9 forwards and you don't take that many - so you would expect at least 4 or 5 of the 7 to be cut from there!
.
Can see Smirgs point that a break is best for STFC - but would the trip as reserve getting only a few minutes at most be that bad?
.
In other news Ahrewsbury have let 7 go following relegation and OTR will be pleas do see Joe Jacobson is one of them
.
I thought he was the best LB when we were in L2 and while there were a fair few better in L1 most are not in our reach
.
He is still fairly young and has lots of experience so could be a good shout if on a free - we could also get Storey to sell the club to him
.
Jacobson and Jennings would be a good start in recruitment for me
Well pleased for Mass . His chances of going are fairly high as the whole squad has been freshened up with the 30 having an average age of just 25 . Also there are 2 uncapped players in that 30 . Finally the breakdown shows there are only 9 midfielders - there are 9 forwards and you don't take that many - so you would expect at least 4 or 5 of the 7 to be cut from there! . Can see Smirgs point that a break is best for STFC - but would the trip as reserve getting only a few minutes at most be that bad? . In other news Ahrewsbury have let 7 go following relegation and OTR will be pleas do see Joe Jacobson is one of them . I thought he was the best LB when we were in L2 and while there were a fair few better in L1 most are not in our reach . He is still fairly young and has lots of experience so could be a good shout if on a free - we could also get Storey to sell the club to him . Jacobson and Jennings would be a good start in recruitment for me London Red
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10:10am Wed 14 May 14

mowey33 says...

congrats to massimo, just shows with the season we have had although missing out on play offs, we had a strong campaign especially at home and people are not only noticing the players but our club as well.
2 international debuts, pritchard making his debut in the prem and now possibly a player going to to the world cup. Also the discovery of Jack Stephens who will be looking to either rejoin us or break into southamptons first team next season.
This just goes to show league 3 is all about the premiership. what about championship, league 1 and league 2 clubs who also have youngsters but cannot get them experience to get them into the first team?
Every club has reserves and most teams have a youth team or scholarship players on the books. what happens to all of them?
Premiership B teams will just be their reserve side that are full of first team players that are on the edge of getting into the first team. It will still be full of foreigners and not home grown talent, just look at the youth cup on tv with the prem sides and half of the team or more are foreign. Just Prem teams and the F.A wanting more money.
I agree with Paul Bodin there is so much talent in the reserves and youth teams but the managers in charge do not have the balls anymore to bring them through.
1 instance this season has been ross barkley at everton - given the chance and now off to brazil.
Southampton are the club to look to as they have the philosophy of bringing alent up into the team. Luke Shaw, Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert, not to mention theo walcott and gareth bale.
Too many clubs look for easy options of buying players instead of nurturing talent through.
Swindon Town has given a lot of players chances including england internationals republic of ireland, iraq, australia and more
To all premiership teams GET A GRIP and SOD off with your B teams, League 3, Money grabbing scheme
congrats to massimo, just shows with the season we have had although missing out on play offs, we had a strong campaign especially at home and people are not only noticing the players but our club as well. 2 international debuts, pritchard making his debut in the prem and now possibly a player going to to the world cup. Also the discovery of Jack Stephens who will be looking to either rejoin us or break into southamptons first team next season. This just goes to show league 3 is all about the premiership. what about championship, league 1 and league 2 clubs who also have youngsters but cannot get them experience to get them into the first team? Every club has reserves and most teams have a youth team or scholarship players on the books. what happens to all of them? Premiership B teams will just be their reserve side that are full of first team players that are on the edge of getting into the first team. It will still be full of foreigners and not home grown talent, just look at the youth cup on tv with the prem sides and half of the team or more are foreign. Just Prem teams and the F.A wanting more money. I agree with Paul Bodin there is so much talent in the reserves and youth teams but the managers in charge do not have the balls anymore to bring them through. 1 instance this season has been ross barkley at everton - given the chance and now off to brazil. Southampton are the club to look to as they have the philosophy of bringing alent up into the team. Luke Shaw, Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert, not to mention theo walcott and gareth bale. Too many clubs look for easy options of buying players instead of nurturing talent through. Swindon Town has given a lot of players chances including england internationals republic of ireland, iraq, australia and more To all premiership teams GET A GRIP and SOD off with your B teams, League 3, Money grabbing scheme mowey33
  • Score: 0

10:17am Wed 14 May 14

the wizard says...

beerdiddit wrote:
"Australia play South Africa in a friendly on March 26, after which coach Ange Postecoglou will trim his squad down to 27" i never knew the Aussies had invented a time machine can we borrow it and make the play-offs
They've hired a Tardis from the BBC, LOL.
[quote][p][bold]beerdiddit[/bold] wrote: "Australia play South Africa in a friendly on March 26, after which coach Ange Postecoglou will trim his squad down to 27" i never knew the Aussies had invented a time machine can we borrow it and make the play-offs[/p][/quote]They've hired a Tardis from the BBC, LOL. the wizard
  • Score: -4

1:08pm Wed 14 May 14

Vintage Trouble says...

Rebel_phish wrote:
Australia squad Goalkeepers: Mat Ryan (Club Brugge/Belgium), Mitch Langerak (Borussia Dortmund/Germany), Eugene Galekovic (Adelaide United) Defenders: Ivan Franjic (Brisbane Roar), Matthew Spiranovic (Western Sydney Wanderers), Curtis Good (Newcastle United/England), Bailey Wright (Preston North End/England), Jason Davidson (Heracles Almelo/Netherlands), Luke Wilkshire (Dynamo Moscow/Russia), Alex Wilkinson (Jeonbuk Motors/Korea Republic), Ryan McGowan (Shandong Luneng/China PR) Midfielders: Mile Jedinak (Crystal Palace/England), Mark Milligan (Melbourne Victory), James Holland (Austria Vienna/Austria), Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town/England), Adam Sarota (FC Utrecht/Netherlands) , Oliver Bozanic (Luzern/Switzerland) , Matt McKay (Brisbane Roar), Mark Bresciano (Al Gharafa/Qatar), Josh Brillante (Newcastle Jets) Forwards: Tim Cahill (New York Red Bulls/USA), Josh Kennedy (Nagoya Grampus/Japan), Tom Rogic (Melbourne Victory), Dario Vidosic (Sion/Switzerland), Tommy Oar (FC Utrecht/Netherlands) , James Troisi (Melbourne Victory), Ben Halloran (Fortuna Dusseldorf/Germany), Adam Taggart (Newcastle Jets), Matthew Leckie (FSV Frankfurt/Germany) From fifa.com/worldcup/ne ws .
Where do these Aussies get their surnames from: Curtis Good, Josh Brilliante... Danny Invincible!
[quote][p][bold]Rebel_phish[/bold] wrote: Australia squad Goalkeepers: Mat Ryan (Club Brugge/Belgium), Mitch Langerak (Borussia Dortmund/Germany), Eugene Galekovic (Adelaide United) Defenders: Ivan Franjic (Brisbane Roar), Matthew Spiranovic (Western Sydney Wanderers), Curtis Good (Newcastle United/England), Bailey Wright (Preston North End/England), Jason Davidson (Heracles Almelo/Netherlands), Luke Wilkshire (Dynamo Moscow/Russia), Alex Wilkinson (Jeonbuk Motors/Korea Republic), Ryan McGowan (Shandong Luneng/China PR) Midfielders: Mile Jedinak (Crystal Palace/England), Mark Milligan (Melbourne Victory), James Holland (Austria Vienna/Austria), Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town/England), Adam Sarota (FC Utrecht/Netherlands) , Oliver Bozanic (Luzern/Switzerland) , Matt McKay (Brisbane Roar), Mark Bresciano (Al Gharafa/Qatar), Josh Brillante (Newcastle Jets) Forwards: Tim Cahill (New York Red Bulls/USA), Josh Kennedy (Nagoya Grampus/Japan), Tom Rogic (Melbourne Victory), Dario Vidosic (Sion/Switzerland), Tommy Oar (FC Utrecht/Netherlands) , James Troisi (Melbourne Victory), Ben Halloran (Fortuna Dusseldorf/Germany), Adam Taggart (Newcastle Jets), Matthew Leckie (FSV Frankfurt/Germany) From fifa.com/worldcup/ne ws .[/p][/quote]Where do these Aussies get their surnames from: Curtis Good, Josh Brilliante... Danny Invincible! Vintage Trouble
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1:27pm Wed 14 May 14

old town robin says...

London Red wrote:
Well pleased for Mass
.
His chances of going are fairly high as the whole squad has been freshened up with the 30 having an average age of just 25
.
Also there are 2 uncapped players in that 30
.
Finally the breakdown shows there are only 9 midfielders - there are 9 forwards and you don't take that many - so you would expect at least 4 or 5 of the 7 to be cut from there!
.
Can see Smirgs point that a break is best for STFC - but would the trip as reserve getting only a few minutes at most be that bad?
.
In other news Ahrewsbury have let 7 go following relegation and OTR will be pleas do see Joe Jacobson is one of them
.
I thought he was the best LB when we were in L2 and while there were a fair few better in L1 most are not in our reach
.
He is still fairly young and has lots of experience so could be a good shout if on a free - we could also get Storey to sell the club to him
.
Jacobson and Jennings would be a good start in recruitment for me
Surprised they let JJ go LR, could it be his wages would have been to high for div 2? Good defender, scores a few from set pieces and experienced as a captain. Unless there is something physically wrong definitely a signing that would be good for us. My other pick of two players that were let go would be Danny Holland whom biggest majority of fans would welcome back and Myles Weston, did well at Brentford and now let go by Gills, neither fitted in with their way of playing, but with a chairman like theirs who knows zilch about the beautiful game, hardly surprising., Myles has pace to burn and a good left foot with the right coaching could be a gem.

Up front wouldn't write off Ajose to make a return if wages can be agreed. Just need to get this damned court case out the way this week and hope to see one or two more interesting articles to read about from the adver.

Good luck to Luango, hope he gets to go and even better if he gets some game time.
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Well pleased for Mass . His chances of going are fairly high as the whole squad has been freshened up with the 30 having an average age of just 25 . Also there are 2 uncapped players in that 30 . Finally the breakdown shows there are only 9 midfielders - there are 9 forwards and you don't take that many - so you would expect at least 4 or 5 of the 7 to be cut from there! . Can see Smirgs point that a break is best for STFC - but would the trip as reserve getting only a few minutes at most be that bad? . In other news Ahrewsbury have let 7 go following relegation and OTR will be pleas do see Joe Jacobson is one of them . I thought he was the best LB when we were in L2 and while there were a fair few better in L1 most are not in our reach . He is still fairly young and has lots of experience so could be a good shout if on a free - we could also get Storey to sell the club to him . Jacobson and Jennings would be a good start in recruitment for me[/p][/quote]Surprised they let JJ go LR, could it be his wages would have been to high for div 2? Good defender, scores a few from set pieces and experienced as a captain. Unless there is something physically wrong definitely a signing that would be good for us. My other pick of two players that were let go would be Danny Holland whom biggest majority of fans would welcome back and Myles Weston, did well at Brentford and now let go by Gills, neither fitted in with their way of playing, but with a chairman like theirs who knows zilch about the beautiful game, hardly surprising., Myles has pace to burn and a good left foot with the right coaching could be a gem. Up front wouldn't write off Ajose to make a return if wages can be agreed. Just need to get this damned court case out the way this week and hope to see one or two more interesting articles to read about from the adver. Good luck to Luango, hope he gets to go and even better if he gets some game time. old town robin
  • Score: 0

1:46pm Wed 14 May 14

old town robin says...

mowey33 wrote:
congrats to massimo, just shows with the season we have had although missing out on play offs, we had a strong campaign especially at home and people are not only noticing the players but our club as well.
2 international debuts, pritchard making his debut in the prem and now possibly a player going to to the world cup. Also the discovery of Jack Stephens who will be looking to either rejoin us or break into southamptons first team next season.
This just goes to show league 3 is all about the premiership. what about championship, league 1 and league 2 clubs who also have youngsters but cannot get them experience to get them into the first team?
Every club has reserves and most teams have a youth team or scholarship players on the books. what happens to all of them?
Premiership B teams will just be their reserve side that are full of first team players that are on the edge of getting into the first team. It will still be full of foreigners and not home grown talent, just look at the youth cup on tv with the prem sides and half of the team or more are foreign. Just Prem teams and the F.A wanting more money.
I agree with Paul Bodin there is so much talent in the reserves and youth teams but the managers in charge do not have the balls anymore to bring them through.
1 instance this season has been ross barkley at everton - given the chance and now off to brazil.
Southampton are the club to look to as they have the philosophy of bringing alent up into the team. Luke Shaw, Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert, not to mention theo walcott and gareth bale.
Too many clubs look for easy options of buying players instead of nurturing talent through.
Swindon Town has given a lot of players chances including england internationals republic of ireland, iraq, australia and more
To all premiership teams GET A GRIP and SOD off with your B teams, League 3, Money grabbing scheme
Agree with you on the Southampton comment, if their manager goes to Spurs and I think he's one of the favourites, I hope Tim Sherwood replaces him at saints, it may well help us if his relationship with Lee can flourish again. At the moment Tim is being linked with Brighton and Norwich, but if he can get a shot with a premiership club he's hardly going to drop down to the Championship unless there are no other options.

Think it will all depend with whom Levy goes for, don't particularly like the way he treats his managers, but as long as he keeps selling his best players and bringing in rubbish to replace them, they have little to no chance of making the champions league, then someone has to be made the scapegoat for his poor decision making. He's change his mind 4 times on whether to have a Director of football or not, clearly does not know what strategy he wants to take their club forward.
[quote][p][bold]mowey33[/bold] wrote: congrats to massimo, just shows with the season we have had although missing out on play offs, we had a strong campaign especially at home and people are not only noticing the players but our club as well. 2 international debuts, pritchard making his debut in the prem and now possibly a player going to to the world cup. Also the discovery of Jack Stephens who will be looking to either rejoin us or break into southamptons first team next season. This just goes to show league 3 is all about the premiership. what about championship, league 1 and league 2 clubs who also have youngsters but cannot get them experience to get them into the first team? Every club has reserves and most teams have a youth team or scholarship players on the books. what happens to all of them? Premiership B teams will just be their reserve side that are full of first team players that are on the edge of getting into the first team. It will still be full of foreigners and not home grown talent, just look at the youth cup on tv with the prem sides and half of the team or more are foreign. Just Prem teams and the F.A wanting more money. I agree with Paul Bodin there is so much talent in the reserves and youth teams but the managers in charge do not have the balls anymore to bring them through. 1 instance this season has been ross barkley at everton - given the chance and now off to brazil. Southampton are the club to look to as they have the philosophy of bringing alent up into the team. Luke Shaw, Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert, not to mention theo walcott and gareth bale. Too many clubs look for easy options of buying players instead of nurturing talent through. Swindon Town has given a lot of players chances including england internationals republic of ireland, iraq, australia and more To all premiership teams GET A GRIP and SOD off with your B teams, League 3, Money grabbing scheme[/p][/quote]Agree with you on the Southampton comment, if their manager goes to Spurs and I think he's one of the favourites, I hope Tim Sherwood replaces him at saints, it may well help us if his relationship with Lee can flourish again. At the moment Tim is being linked with Brighton and Norwich, but if he can get a shot with a premiership club he's hardly going to drop down to the Championship unless there are no other options. Think it will all depend with whom Levy goes for, don't particularly like the way he treats his managers, but as long as he keeps selling his best players and bringing in rubbish to replace them, they have little to no chance of making the champions league, then someone has to be made the scapegoat for his poor decision making. He's change his mind 4 times on whether to have a Director of football or not, clearly does not know what strategy he wants to take their club forward. old town robin
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1:53pm Wed 14 May 14

London Red says...

old town robin wrote:
London Red wrote: Well pleased for Mass . His chances of going are fairly high as the whole squad has been freshened up with the 30 having an average age of just 25 . Also there are 2 uncapped players in that 30 . Finally the breakdown shows there are only 9 midfielders - there are 9 forwards and you don't take that many - so you would expect at least 4 or 5 of the 7 to be cut from there! . Can see Smirgs point that a break is best for STFC - but would the trip as reserve getting only a few minutes at most be that bad? . In other news Ahrewsbury have let 7 go following relegation and OTR will be pleas do see Joe Jacobson is one of them . I thought he was the best LB when we were in L2 and while there were a fair few better in L1 most are not in our reach . He is still fairly young and has lots of experience so could be a good shout if on a free - we could also get Storey to sell the club to him . Jacobson and Jennings would be a good start in recruitment for me
Surprised they let JJ go LR, could it be his wages would have been to high for div 2? Good defender, scores a few from set pieces and experienced as a captain. Unless there is something physically wrong definitely a signing that would be good for us. My other pick of two players that were let go would be Danny Holland whom biggest majority of fans would welcome back and Myles Weston, did well at Brentford and now let go by Gills, neither fitted in with their way of playing, but with a chairman like theirs who knows zilch about the beautiful game, hardly surprising., Myles has pace to burn and a good left foot with the right coaching could be a gem. Up front wouldn't write off Ajose to make a return if wages can be agreed. Just need to get this damned court case out the way this week and hope to see one or two more interesting articles to read about from the adver. Good luck to Luango, hope he gets to go and even better if he gets some game time.
Will Hoskins has just been released Brighton - been a bit dogged with Injuries at Brighton - but if he has recovered he would be an excellent signing for L1 as he excelled at this level to have Brighton sign him for £500k
.
Ajose would be great - but the fact we had to pay 100% to keep saw him go bac ksuggests we couldn't afford him - if that was the 60% limit issue or his wage itself????
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Hollands would be good and certainly add some experience alongside Mass and Louis
[quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Well pleased for Mass . His chances of going are fairly high as the whole squad has been freshened up with the 30 having an average age of just 25 . Also there are 2 uncapped players in that 30 . Finally the breakdown shows there are only 9 midfielders - there are 9 forwards and you don't take that many - so you would expect at least 4 or 5 of the 7 to be cut from there! . Can see Smirgs point that a break is best for STFC - but would the trip as reserve getting only a few minutes at most be that bad? . In other news Ahrewsbury have let 7 go following relegation and OTR will be pleas do see Joe Jacobson is one of them . I thought he was the best LB when we were in L2 and while there were a fair few better in L1 most are not in our reach . He is still fairly young and has lots of experience so could be a good shout if on a free - we could also get Storey to sell the club to him . Jacobson and Jennings would be a good start in recruitment for me[/p][/quote]Surprised they let JJ go LR, could it be his wages would have been to high for div 2? Good defender, scores a few from set pieces and experienced as a captain. Unless there is something physically wrong definitely a signing that would be good for us. My other pick of two players that were let go would be Danny Holland whom biggest majority of fans would welcome back and Myles Weston, did well at Brentford and now let go by Gills, neither fitted in with their way of playing, but with a chairman like theirs who knows zilch about the beautiful game, hardly surprising., Myles has pace to burn and a good left foot with the right coaching could be a gem. Up front wouldn't write off Ajose to make a return if wages can be agreed. Just need to get this damned court case out the way this week and hope to see one or two more interesting articles to read about from the adver. Good luck to Luango, hope he gets to go and even better if he gets some game time.[/p][/quote]Will Hoskins has just been released Brighton - been a bit dogged with Injuries at Brighton - but if he has recovered he would be an excellent signing for L1 as he excelled at this level to have Brighton sign him for £500k . Ajose would be great - but the fact we had to pay 100% to keep saw him go bac ksuggests we couldn't afford him - if that was the 60% limit issue or his wage itself???? . Hollands would be good and certainly add some experience alongside Mass and Louis London Red
  • Score: 0

2:08pm Wed 14 May 14

London Red says...

mowey33 wrote:
congrats to massimo, just shows with the season we have had although missing out on play offs, we had a strong campaign especially at home and people are not only noticing the players but our club as well. 2 international debuts, pritchard making his debut in the prem and now possibly a player going to to the world cup. Also the discovery of Jack Stephens who will be looking to either rejoin us or break into southamptons first team next season. This just goes to show league 3 is all about the premiership. what about championship, league 1 and league 2 clubs who also have youngsters but cannot get them experience to get them into the first team? Every club has reserves and most teams have a youth team or scholarship players on the books. what happens to all of them? Premiership B teams will just be their reserve side that are full of first team players that are on the edge of getting into the first team. It will still be full of foreigners and not home grown talent, just look at the youth cup on tv with the prem sides and half of the team or more are foreign. Just Prem teams and the F.A wanting more money. I agree with Paul Bodin there is so much talent in the reserves and youth teams but the managers in charge do not have the balls anymore to bring them through. 1 instance this season has been ross barkley at everton - given the chance and now off to brazil. Southampton are the club to look to as they have the philosophy of bringing alent up into the team. Luke Shaw, Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert, not to mention theo walcott and gareth bale. Too many clubs look for easy options of buying players instead of nurturing talent through. Swindon Town has given a lot of players chances including england internationals republic of ireland, iraq, australia and more To all premiership teams GET A GRIP and SOD off with your B teams, League 3, Money grabbing scheme
I'm no L3 fan and don't want it to happen - but if we are going to debate it we have to debate reality
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It won't be a team full of fringe foreign international players and as previously stated by someone on here won't see millions chucked a them to do deals in Jan to give them an unfair advantage and push them up the leagues
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The idea is to promote young talent and preferrably young Englisdh talent so setting up a league to allowe a 27 year old Bosnian play in it won't do that.
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So with those aims in mind it was said the squads would be limited in size and named up front (I'm sure they will have ability to swap like a Champions League squad in Jan etc) - they will also have conditions on it to prevent ot being full of fringe foreigners
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Its something like 90-95% of the squad would have to be U21 and there would also be restrictions on the number of Non-EU players allowed in them - cant restrict EU as against the law!
[quote][p][bold]mowey33[/bold] wrote: congrats to massimo, just shows with the season we have had although missing out on play offs, we had a strong campaign especially at home and people are not only noticing the players but our club as well. 2 international debuts, pritchard making his debut in the prem and now possibly a player going to to the world cup. Also the discovery of Jack Stephens who will be looking to either rejoin us or break into southamptons first team next season. This just goes to show league 3 is all about the premiership. what about championship, league 1 and league 2 clubs who also have youngsters but cannot get them experience to get them into the first team? Every club has reserves and most teams have a youth team or scholarship players on the books. what happens to all of them? Premiership B teams will just be their reserve side that are full of first team players that are on the edge of getting into the first team. It will still be full of foreigners and not home grown talent, just look at the youth cup on tv with the prem sides and half of the team or more are foreign. Just Prem teams and the F.A wanting more money. I agree with Paul Bodin there is so much talent in the reserves and youth teams but the managers in charge do not have the balls anymore to bring them through. 1 instance this season has been ross barkley at everton - given the chance and now off to brazil. Southampton are the club to look to as they have the philosophy of bringing alent up into the team. Luke Shaw, Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert, not to mention theo walcott and gareth bale. Too many clubs look for easy options of buying players instead of nurturing talent through. Swindon Town has given a lot of players chances including england internationals republic of ireland, iraq, australia and more To all premiership teams GET A GRIP and SOD off with your B teams, League 3, Money grabbing scheme[/p][/quote]I'm no L3 fan and don't want it to happen - but if we are going to debate it we have to debate reality . It won't be a team full of fringe foreign international players and as previously stated by someone on here won't see millions chucked a them to do deals in Jan to give them an unfair advantage and push them up the leagues . The idea is to promote young talent and preferrably young Englisdh talent so setting up a league to allowe a 27 year old Bosnian play in it won't do that. . So with those aims in mind it was said the squads would be limited in size and named up front (I'm sure they will have ability to swap like a Champions League squad in Jan etc) - they will also have conditions on it to prevent ot being full of fringe foreigners . Its something like 90-95% of the squad would have to be U21 and there would also be restrictions on the number of Non-EU players allowed in them - cant restrict EU as against the law! London Red
  • Score: -1

2:13pm Wed 14 May 14

London Red says...

old town robin wrote:
mowey33 wrote: congrats to massimo, just shows with the season we have had although missing out on play offs, we had a strong campaign especially at home and people are not only noticing the players but our club as well. 2 international debuts, pritchard making his debut in the prem and now possibly a player going to to the world cup. Also the discovery of Jack Stephens who will be looking to either rejoin us or break into southamptons first team next season. This just goes to show league 3 is all about the premiership. what about championship, league 1 and league 2 clubs who also have youngsters but cannot get them experience to get them into the first team? Every club has reserves and most teams have a youth team or scholarship players on the books. what happens to all of them? Premiership B teams will just be their reserve side that are full of first team players that are on the edge of getting into the first team. It will still be full of foreigners and not home grown talent, just look at the youth cup on tv with the prem sides and half of the team or more are foreign. Just Prem teams and the F.A wanting more money. I agree with Paul Bodin there is so much talent in the reserves and youth teams but the managers in charge do not have the balls anymore to bring them through. 1 instance this season has been ross barkley at everton - given the chance and now off to brazil. Southampton are the club to look to as they have the philosophy of bringing alent up into the team. Luke Shaw, Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert, not to mention theo walcott and gareth bale. Too many clubs look for easy options of buying players instead of nurturing talent through. Swindon Town has given a lot of players chances including england internationals republic of ireland, iraq, australia and more To all premiership teams GET A GRIP and SOD off with your B teams, League 3, Money grabbing scheme
Agree with you on the Southampton comment, if their manager goes to Spurs and I think he's one of the favourites, I hope Tim Sherwood replaces him at saints, it may well help us if his relationship with Lee can flourish again. At the moment Tim is being linked with Brighton and Norwich, but if he can get a shot with a premiership club he's hardly going to drop down to the Championship unless there are no other options. Think it will all depend with whom Levy goes for, don't particularly like the way he treats his managers, but as long as he keeps selling his best players and bringing in rubbish to replace them, they have little to no chance of making the champions league, then someone has to be made the scapegoat for his poor decision making. He's change his mind 4 times on whether to have a Director of football or not, clearly does not know what strategy he wants to take their club forward.
We already have links to both Brighton and Norwich - so if Sherwood did go there surely that is a good thing to enhance them!
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Though it might be bette rhe goes to WBA to gives us another connection
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I don't Power is looking at just Sherwood though as he will want as many as possible to ensure we can get the best possible talent available to us - thus Ajose, Murphey and Stephens came in despite us having 2 space available from Spurs (Luongo signed freeing up one and Pritchard was a youth so didn't count in the 4 spaces)
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Levy will suffer for this as he is likely to lose Ramsey and Ferdinand too as I'm sure they will go with Sherwood to be part of the the First Team set up whereever he ends up - so Levy could have totally destroyed his youth development structure!
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Surely if he never really wanted Sherwood it would have been better to stick someone like Hoddle in for 6 months to babysit until the next foreign manager could be snapped up
[quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mowey33[/bold] wrote: congrats to massimo, just shows with the season we have had although missing out on play offs, we had a strong campaign especially at home and people are not only noticing the players but our club as well. 2 international debuts, pritchard making his debut in the prem and now possibly a player going to to the world cup. Also the discovery of Jack Stephens who will be looking to either rejoin us or break into southamptons first team next season. This just goes to show league 3 is all about the premiership. what about championship, league 1 and league 2 clubs who also have youngsters but cannot get them experience to get them into the first team? Every club has reserves and most teams have a youth team or scholarship players on the books. what happens to all of them? Premiership B teams will just be their reserve side that are full of first team players that are on the edge of getting into the first team. It will still be full of foreigners and not home grown talent, just look at the youth cup on tv with the prem sides and half of the team or more are foreign. Just Prem teams and the F.A wanting more money. I agree with Paul Bodin there is so much talent in the reserves and youth teams but the managers in charge do not have the balls anymore to bring them through. 1 instance this season has been ross barkley at everton - given the chance and now off to brazil. Southampton are the club to look to as they have the philosophy of bringing alent up into the team. Luke Shaw, Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert, not to mention theo walcott and gareth bale. Too many clubs look for easy options of buying players instead of nurturing talent through. Swindon Town has given a lot of players chances including england internationals republic of ireland, iraq, australia and more To all premiership teams GET A GRIP and SOD off with your B teams, League 3, Money grabbing scheme[/p][/quote]Agree with you on the Southampton comment, if their manager goes to Spurs and I think he's one of the favourites, I hope Tim Sherwood replaces him at saints, it may well help us if his relationship with Lee can flourish again. At the moment Tim is being linked with Brighton and Norwich, but if he can get a shot with a premiership club he's hardly going to drop down to the Championship unless there are no other options. Think it will all depend with whom Levy goes for, don't particularly like the way he treats his managers, but as long as he keeps selling his best players and bringing in rubbish to replace them, they have little to no chance of making the champions league, then someone has to be made the scapegoat for his poor decision making. He's change his mind 4 times on whether to have a Director of football or not, clearly does not know what strategy he wants to take their club forward.[/p][/quote]We already have links to both Brighton and Norwich - so if Sherwood did go there surely that is a good thing to enhance them! . Though it might be bette rhe goes to WBA to gives us another connection . I don't Power is looking at just Sherwood though as he will want as many as possible to ensure we can get the best possible talent available to us - thus Ajose, Murphey and Stephens came in despite us having 2 space available from Spurs (Luongo signed freeing up one and Pritchard was a youth so didn't count in the 4 spaces) . Levy will suffer for this as he is likely to lose Ramsey and Ferdinand too as I'm sure they will go with Sherwood to be part of the the First Team set up whereever he ends up - so Levy could have totally destroyed his youth development structure! . Surely if he never really wanted Sherwood it would have been better to stick someone like Hoddle in for 6 months to babysit until the next foreign manager could be snapped up London Red
  • Score: 0

4:55pm Wed 14 May 14

avo says...

Sorry folks but any team called the 'socceroos' should not be anywhere near a world event..
Sorry folks but any team called the 'socceroos' should not be anywhere near a world event.. avo
  • Score: -1

6:06pm Wed 14 May 14

London Red says...

avo wrote:
Sorry folks but any team called the 'socceroos' should not be anywhere near a world event..
Its just a nickname and there are plenty worse in club football!
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I think out own Robins is pretty lame - picked due to the colour of our shirts as apposed to anything to do with Swindon
[quote][p][bold]avo[/bold] wrote: Sorry folks but any team called the 'socceroos' should not be anywhere near a world event..[/p][/quote]Its just a nickname and there are plenty worse in club football! . I think out own Robins is pretty lame - picked due to the colour of our shirts as apposed to anything to do with Swindon London Red
  • Score: -2

7:36pm Wed 14 May 14

The Jockster says...

London Red wrote:
avo wrote:
Sorry folks but any team called the 'socceroos' should not be anywhere near a world event..
Its just a nickname and there are plenty worse in club football!
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I think out own Robins is pretty lame - picked due to the colour of our shirts as apposed to anything to do with Swindon
LR historically one of Town's other nicknames at one time I believe was the Railwaymen after the towns railway heritage but the name Robins seems to have stuck. Crewe of course are still known as the Railwaymen because like Swindon there was large railway works there. Not sure that Donny might very the same.
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]avo[/bold] wrote: Sorry folks but any team called the 'socceroos' should not be anywhere near a world event..[/p][/quote]Its just a nickname and there are plenty worse in club football! . I think out own Robins is pretty lame - picked due to the colour of our shirts as apposed to anything to do with Swindon[/p][/quote]LR historically one of Town's other nicknames at one time I believe was the Railwaymen after the towns railway heritage but the name Robins seems to have stuck. Crewe of course are still known as the Railwaymen because like Swindon there was large railway works there. Not sure that Donny might very the same. The Jockster
  • Score: 0

8:02pm Wed 14 May 14

Oi Den! says...

The Jockster wrote:
London Red wrote:
avo wrote:
Sorry folks but any team called the 'socceroos' should not be anywhere near a world event..
Its just a nickname and there are plenty worse in club football!
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I think out own Robins is pretty lame - picked due to the colour of our shirts as apposed to anything to do with Swindon
LR historically one of Town's other nicknames at one time I believe was the Railwaymen after the towns railway heritage but the name Robins seems to have stuck. Crewe of course are still known as the Railwaymen because like Swindon there was large railway works there. Not sure that Donny might very the same.
Yep. Some old football publications used to mention the Moonrakers and even the Shunters as alternatives. Something unique would be better than Robins but I can't say it bothers me much. Remember when Bristol Rovers were always called the Pirates (not sure why), Reading the Biscuitmen (after the Huntley & Palmers factory), Everton the Toffees (Everton mints), Crystal Palace the Glaziers...? I used to love all that stuff.

I just wish we could get rid of that bloody awful "Can't help falling in love", copied from Port Vale I think. It's not even a good version of it. At least the Elvis and Andy Williams versions have a bit of substance to them. And now we have Palace's "Glad all over". Surely there must be a good song out there somewhere that we could adopt as our own? I've envied Birmingham since I first heard their rousing "Keep right on to the end of the road", West Ham with "Bubbles". Even Irene is pretty impressive!
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]avo[/bold] wrote: Sorry folks but any team called the 'socceroos' should not be anywhere near a world event..[/p][/quote]Its just a nickname and there are plenty worse in club football! . I think out own Robins is pretty lame - picked due to the colour of our shirts as apposed to anything to do with Swindon[/p][/quote]LR historically one of Town's other nicknames at one time I believe was the Railwaymen after the towns railway heritage but the name Robins seems to have stuck. Crewe of course are still known as the Railwaymen because like Swindon there was large railway works there. Not sure that Donny might very the same.[/p][/quote]Yep. Some old football publications used to mention the Moonrakers and even the Shunters as alternatives. Something unique would be better than Robins but I can't say it bothers me much. Remember when Bristol Rovers were always called the Pirates (not sure why), Reading the Biscuitmen (after the Huntley & Palmers factory), Everton the Toffees (Everton mints), Crystal Palace the Glaziers...? I used to love all that stuff. I just wish we could get rid of that bloody awful "Can't help falling in love", copied from Port Vale I think. It's not even a good version of it. At least the Elvis and Andy Williams versions have a bit of substance to them. And now we have Palace's "Glad all over". Surely there must be a good song out there somewhere that we could adopt as our own? I've envied Birmingham since I first heard their rousing "Keep right on to the end of the road", West Ham with "Bubbles". Even Irene is pretty impressive! Oi Den!
  • Score: 0

9:02pm Wed 14 May 14

The Jockster says...

Oi Den! wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
London Red wrote:
avo wrote:
Sorry folks but any team called the 'socceroos' should not be anywhere near a world event..
Its just a nickname and there are plenty worse in club football!
.
I think out own Robins is pretty lame - picked due to the colour of our shirts as apposed to anything to do with Swindon
LR historically one of Town's other nicknames at one time I believe was the Railwaymen after the towns railway heritage but the name Robins seems to have stuck. Crewe of course are still known as the Railwaymen because like Swindon there was large railway works there. Not sure that Donny might very the same.
Yep. Some old football publications used to mention the Moonrakers and even the Shunters as alternatives. Something unique would be better than Robins but I can't say it bothers me much. Remember when Bristol Rovers were always called the Pirates (not sure why), Reading the Biscuitmen (after the Huntley & Palmers factory), Everton the Toffees (Everton mints), Crystal Palace the Glaziers...? I used to love all that stuff.

I just wish we could get rid of that bloody awful "Can't help falling in love", copied from Port Vale I think. It's not even a good version of it. At least the Elvis and Andy Williams versions have a bit of substance to them. And now we have Palace's "Glad all over". Surely there must be a good song out there somewhere that we could adopt as our own? I've envied Birmingham since I first heard their rousing "Keep right on to the end of the road", West Ham with "Bubbles". Even Irene is pretty impressive!
Den the PA set up at the CG is to me just a cocophony of tuneless noise and most of the comments from the announcer are vacuous in their banality and the walk out music is so dire it's unbelievable. There must be a classic song out there to adopt, I know I'm an old crusty these days but we can surely do better than the current drivel.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]avo[/bold] wrote: Sorry folks but any team called the 'socceroos' should not be anywhere near a world event..[/p][/quote]Its just a nickname and there are plenty worse in club football! . I think out own Robins is pretty lame - picked due to the colour of our shirts as apposed to anything to do with Swindon[/p][/quote]LR historically one of Town's other nicknames at one time I believe was the Railwaymen after the towns railway heritage but the name Robins seems to have stuck. Crewe of course are still known as the Railwaymen because like Swindon there was large railway works there. Not sure that Donny might very the same.[/p][/quote]Yep. Some old football publications used to mention the Moonrakers and even the Shunters as alternatives. Something unique would be better than Robins but I can't say it bothers me much. Remember when Bristol Rovers were always called the Pirates (not sure why), Reading the Biscuitmen (after the Huntley & Palmers factory), Everton the Toffees (Everton mints), Crystal Palace the Glaziers...? I used to love all that stuff. I just wish we could get rid of that bloody awful "Can't help falling in love", copied from Port Vale I think. It's not even a good version of it. At least the Elvis and Andy Williams versions have a bit of substance to them. And now we have Palace's "Glad all over". Surely there must be a good song out there somewhere that we could adopt as our own? I've envied Birmingham since I first heard their rousing "Keep right on to the end of the road", West Ham with "Bubbles". Even Irene is pretty impressive![/p][/quote]Den the PA set up at the CG is to me just a cocophony of tuneless noise and most of the comments from the announcer are vacuous in their banality and the walk out music is so dire it's unbelievable. There must be a classic song out there to adopt, I know I'm an old crusty these days but we can surely do better than the current drivel. The Jockster
  • Score: -1

9:22pm Wed 14 May 14

London Red says...

The Jockster wrote:
London Red wrote:
avo wrote:
Sorry folks but any team called the 'socceroos' should not be anywhere near a world event..
Its just a nickname and there are plenty worse in club football!
.
I think out own Robins is pretty lame - picked due to the colour of our shirts as apposed to anything to do with Swindon
LR historically one of Town's other nicknames at one time I believe was the Railwaymen after the towns railway heritage but the name Robins seems to have stuck. Crewe of course are still known as the Railwaymen because like Swindon there was large railway works there. Not sure that Donny might very the same.
Moonrakers would be better as it would be unique and is linked to the town - thus the pub - though we would need a new badge!
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Socceroos may not be great but at least there will never be another!
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]avo[/bold] wrote: Sorry folks but any team called the 'socceroos' should not be anywhere near a world event..[/p][/quote]Its just a nickname and there are plenty worse in club football! . I think out own Robins is pretty lame - picked due to the colour of our shirts as apposed to anything to do with Swindon[/p][/quote]LR historically one of Town's other nicknames at one time I believe was the Railwaymen after the towns railway heritage but the name Robins seems to have stuck. Crewe of course are still known as the Railwaymen because like Swindon there was large railway works there. Not sure that Donny might very the same.[/p][/quote]Moonrakers would be better as it would be unique and is linked to the town - thus the pub - though we would need a new badge! . Socceroos may not be great but at least there will never be another! London Red
  • Score: 0

9:30pm Wed 14 May 14

Oi Den! says...

I also don't understand why the crowd isn't allowed to build an atmosphere up to kick off nowadays. It used to be fantastic when the noise built gradually to that great crescendo as the ref started the game. Now we have a manufactured atmosphere, complete with awful music and fanfare entrance for every match. There was one game last season when the announcer proudly told us that the Town End were in full voice. Just as well he did tell us - because in the Arkell's Stand they couldn't be heard above that awful racket on the PA.
I also don't understand why the crowd isn't allowed to build an atmosphere up to kick off nowadays. It used to be fantastic when the noise built gradually to that great crescendo as the ref started the game. Now we have a manufactured atmosphere, complete with awful music and fanfare entrance for every match. There was one game last season when the announcer proudly told us that the Town End were in full voice. Just as well he did tell us - because in the Arkell's Stand they couldn't be heard above that awful racket on the PA. Oi Den!
  • Score: 2

12:17am Thu 15 May 14

mancrobin says...

Oi Den! wrote:
I also don't understand why the crowd isn't allowed to build an atmosphere up to kick off nowadays. It used to be fantastic when the noise built gradually to that great crescendo as the ref started the game. Now we have a manufactured atmosphere, complete with awful music and fanfare entrance for every match. There was one game last season when the announcer proudly told us that the Town End were in full voice. Just as well he did tell us - because in the Arkell's Stand they couldn't be heard above that awful racket on the PA.
Couldn't agree more Den. I did vow once that I would stop supporting the Town if they played daft music every time they scored. Have to say I haven't followed through my vow but it made me wince to have to endure it when Smith slotted in the penalty against Rotherham recently. There were more than enough fans in the stadium to make an atmosphere.

Real atmosphere is like real ale and perhaps we should start a campaign to preserve it.

You have to admit though Den, we are old fogeys!
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: I also don't understand why the crowd isn't allowed to build an atmosphere up to kick off nowadays. It used to be fantastic when the noise built gradually to that great crescendo as the ref started the game. Now we have a manufactured atmosphere, complete with awful music and fanfare entrance for every match. There was one game last season when the announcer proudly told us that the Town End were in full voice. Just as well he did tell us - because in the Arkell's Stand they couldn't be heard above that awful racket on the PA.[/p][/quote]Couldn't agree more Den. I did vow once that I would stop supporting the Town if they played daft music every time they scored. Have to say I haven't followed through my vow but it made me wince to have to endure it when Smith slotted in the penalty against Rotherham recently. There were more than enough fans in the stadium to make an atmosphere. Real atmosphere is like real ale and perhaps we should start a campaign to preserve it. You have to admit though Den, we are old fogeys! mancrobin
  • Score: 1

12:22am Thu 15 May 14

mancrobin says...

London Red wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
London Red wrote:
avo wrote:
Sorry folks but any team called the 'socceroos' should not be anywhere near a world event..
Its just a nickname and there are plenty worse in club football!
.
I think out own Robins is pretty lame - picked due to the colour of our shirts as apposed to anything to do with Swindon
LR historically one of Town's other nicknames at one time I believe was the Railwaymen after the towns railway heritage but the name Robins seems to have stuck. Crewe of course are still known as the Railwaymen because like Swindon there was large railway works there. Not sure that Donny might very the same.
Moonrakers would be better as it would be unique and is linked to the town - thus the pub - though we would need a new badge!
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Socceroos may not be great but at least there will never be another!
Yes, I quite like Moonrakers. It's catchy and unique. Good shout LR.

Having had to endure endless versions of Blue Moon in my office recently, I would be happy to be able to respond with a version of Red Moonraker.
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]avo[/bold] wrote: Sorry folks but any team called the 'socceroos' should not be anywhere near a world event..[/p][/quote]Its just a nickname and there are plenty worse in club football! . I think out own Robins is pretty lame - picked due to the colour of our shirts as apposed to anything to do with Swindon[/p][/quote]LR historically one of Town's other nicknames at one time I believe was the Railwaymen after the towns railway heritage but the name Robins seems to have stuck. Crewe of course are still known as the Railwaymen because like Swindon there was large railway works there. Not sure that Donny might very the same.[/p][/quote]Moonrakers would be better as it would be unique and is linked to the town - thus the pub - though we would need a new badge! . Socceroos may not be great but at least there will never be another![/p][/quote]Yes, I quite like Moonrakers. It's catchy and unique. Good shout LR. Having had to endure endless versions of Blue Moon in my office recently, I would be happy to be able to respond with a version of Red Moonraker. mancrobin
  • Score: -1

6:13am Thu 15 May 14

LydiardRED67 says...

Oi Den! wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
London Red wrote:
avo wrote:
Sorry folks but any team called the 'socceroos' should not be anywhere near a world event..
Its just a nickname and there are plenty worse in club football!
.
I think out own Robins is pretty lame - picked due to the colour of our shirts as apposed to anything to do with Swindon
LR historically one of Town's other nicknames at one time I believe was the Railwaymen after the towns railway heritage but the name Robins seems to have stuck. Crewe of course are still known as the Railwaymen because like Swindon there was large railway works there. Not sure that Donny might very the same.
Yep. Some old football publications used to mention the Moonrakers and even the Shunters as alternatives. Something unique would be better than Robins but I can't say it bothers me much. Remember when Bristol Rovers were always called the Pirates (not sure why), Reading the Biscuitmen (after the Huntley & Palmers factory), Everton the Toffees (Everton mints), Crystal Palace the Glaziers...? I used to love all that stuff.

I just wish we could get rid of that bloody awful "Can't help falling in love", copied from Port Vale I think. It's not even a good version of it. At least the Elvis and Andy Williams versions have a bit of substance to them. And now we have Palace's "Glad all over". Surely there must be a good song out there somewhere that we could adopt as our own? I've envied Birmingham since I first heard their rousing "Keep right on to the end of the road", West Ham with "Bubbles". Even Irene is pretty impressive!
All good suggestions but I prefer to stick with history no matter how naff it sounds. Don't forget we aquired the nickname "the Robins when we initially moved from plaing at the Croft and changed ur shirts from white to red, hence "red breasts".

A fact I enjoy telling my Bristol City supporting colleague at work that the dates on our club badges proves STFC were the original robins with BCFC being pale immitatations.

Agree about the songs played at the ground though, just let the fans build up the atmosphere. Bi product of te TV age I think.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]avo[/bold] wrote: Sorry folks but any team called the 'socceroos' should not be anywhere near a world event..[/p][/quote]Its just a nickname and there are plenty worse in club football! . I think out own Robins is pretty lame - picked due to the colour of our shirts as apposed to anything to do with Swindon[/p][/quote]LR historically one of Town's other nicknames at one time I believe was the Railwaymen after the towns railway heritage but the name Robins seems to have stuck. Crewe of course are still known as the Railwaymen because like Swindon there was large railway works there. Not sure that Donny might very the same.[/p][/quote]Yep. Some old football publications used to mention the Moonrakers and even the Shunters as alternatives. Something unique would be better than Robins but I can't say it bothers me much. Remember when Bristol Rovers were always called the Pirates (not sure why), Reading the Biscuitmen (after the Huntley & Palmers factory), Everton the Toffees (Everton mints), Crystal Palace the Glaziers...? I used to love all that stuff. I just wish we could get rid of that bloody awful "Can't help falling in love", copied from Port Vale I think. It's not even a good version of it. At least the Elvis and Andy Williams versions have a bit of substance to them. And now we have Palace's "Glad all over". Surely there must be a good song out there somewhere that we could adopt as our own? I've envied Birmingham since I first heard their rousing "Keep right on to the end of the road", West Ham with "Bubbles". Even Irene is pretty impressive![/p][/quote]All good suggestions but I prefer to stick with history no matter how naff it sounds. Don't forget we aquired the nickname "the Robins when we initially moved from plaing at the Croft and changed ur shirts from white to red, hence "red breasts". A fact I enjoy telling my Bristol City supporting colleague at work that the dates on our club badges proves STFC were the original robins with BCFC being pale immitatations. Agree about the songs played at the ground though, just let the fans build up the atmosphere. Bi product of te TV age I think. LydiardRED67
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6:15am Thu 15 May 14

LydiardRED67 says...

LydiardRED67 wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
London Red wrote:
avo wrote:
Sorry folks but any team called the 'socceroos' should not be anywhere near a world event..
Its just a nickname and there are plenty worse in club football!
.
I think out own Robins is pretty lame - picked due to the colour of our shirts as apposed to anything to do with Swindon
LR historically one of Town's other nicknames at one time I believe was the Railwaymen after the towns railway heritage but the name Robins seems to have stuck. Crewe of course are still known as the Railwaymen because like Swindon there was large railway works there. Not sure that Donny might very the same.
Yep. Some old football publications used to mention the Moonrakers and even the Shunters as alternatives. Something unique would be better than Robins but I can't say it bothers me much. Remember when Bristol Rovers were always called the Pirates (not sure why), Reading the Biscuitmen (after the Huntley & Palmers factory), Everton the Toffees (Everton mints), Crystal Palace the Glaziers...? I used to love all that stuff.

I just wish we could get rid of that bloody awful "Can't help falling in love", copied from Port Vale I think. It's not even a good version of it. At least the Elvis and Andy Williams versions have a bit of substance to them. And now we have Palace's "Glad all over". Surely there must be a good song out there somewhere that we could adopt as our own? I've envied Birmingham since I first heard their rousing "Keep right on to the end of the road", West Ham with "Bubbles". Even Irene is pretty impressive!
All good suggestions but I prefer to stick with history no matter how naff it sounds. Don't forget we aquired the nickname "the Robins when we initially moved from plaing at the Croft and changed ur shirts from white to red, hence "red breasts".

A fact I enjoy telling my Bristol City supporting colleague at work that the dates on our club badges proves STFC were the original robins with BCFC being pale immitatations.

Agree about the songs played at the ground though, just let the fans build up the atmosphere. Bi product of te TV age I think.
All good suggestions but I prefer to stick with history no matter how naff it sounds. Don't forget we aquired the nickname "the Robins when we initially moved from plaing at the Croft and changed ur shirts from white to red, hence "red breasts".

A fact I enjoy telling my Bristol City supporting colleague at work that the dates on our club badges proves STFC were the original robins with BCFC being pale imitations.

Agree about the songs played at the ground though, just let the fans build up the atmosphere. Bi product of the TV age I think.
[quote][p][bold]LydiardRED67[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]avo[/bold] wrote: Sorry folks but any team called the 'socceroos' should not be anywhere near a world event..[/p][/quote]Its just a nickname and there are plenty worse in club football! . I think out own Robins is pretty lame - picked due to the colour of our shirts as apposed to anything to do with Swindon[/p][/quote]LR historically one of Town's other nicknames at one time I believe was the Railwaymen after the towns railway heritage but the name Robins seems to have stuck. Crewe of course are still known as the Railwaymen because like Swindon there was large railway works there. Not sure that Donny might very the same.[/p][/quote]Yep. Some old football publications used to mention the Moonrakers and even the Shunters as alternatives. Something unique would be better than Robins but I can't say it bothers me much. Remember when Bristol Rovers were always called the Pirates (not sure why), Reading the Biscuitmen (after the Huntley & Palmers factory), Everton the Toffees (Everton mints), Crystal Palace the Glaziers...? I used to love all that stuff. I just wish we could get rid of that bloody awful "Can't help falling in love", copied from Port Vale I think. It's not even a good version of it. At least the Elvis and Andy Williams versions have a bit of substance to them. And now we have Palace's "Glad all over". Surely there must be a good song out there somewhere that we could adopt as our own? I've envied Birmingham since I first heard their rousing "Keep right on to the end of the road", West Ham with "Bubbles". Even Irene is pretty impressive![/p][/quote]All good suggestions but I prefer to stick with history no matter how naff it sounds. Don't forget we aquired the nickname "the Robins when we initially moved from plaing at the Croft and changed ur shirts from white to red, hence "red breasts". A fact I enjoy telling my Bristol City supporting colleague at work that the dates on our club badges proves STFC were the original robins with BCFC being pale immitatations. Agree about the songs played at the ground though, just let the fans build up the atmosphere. Bi product of te TV age I think.[/p][/quote]All good suggestions but I prefer to stick with history no matter how naff it sounds. Don't forget we aquired the nickname "the Robins when we initially moved from plaing at the Croft and changed ur shirts from white to red, hence "red breasts". A fact I enjoy telling my Bristol City supporting colleague at work that the dates on our club badges proves STFC were the original robins with BCFC being pale imitations. Agree about the songs played at the ground though, just let the fans build up the atmosphere. Bi product of the TV age I think. LydiardRED67
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6:16am Thu 15 May 14

LydiardRED67 says...

LydiardRED67 wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
London Red wrote:
avo wrote:
Sorry folks but any team called the 'socceroos' should not be anywhere near a world event..
Its just a nickname and there are plenty worse in club football!
.
I think out own Robins is pretty lame - picked due to the colour of our shirts as apposed to anything to do with Swindon
LR historically one of Town's other nicknames at one time I believe was the Railwaymen after the towns railway heritage but the name Robins seems to have stuck. Crewe of course are still known as the Railwaymen because like Swindon there was large railway works there. Not sure that Donny might very the same.
Yep. Some old football publications used to mention the Moonrakers and even the Shunters as alternatives. Something unique would be better than Robins but I can't say it bothers me much. Remember when Bristol Rovers were always called the Pirates (not sure why), Reading the Biscuitmen (after the Huntley & Palmers factory), Everton the Toffees (Everton mints), Crystal Palace the Glaziers...? I used to love all that stuff.

I just wish we could get rid of that bloody awful "Can't help falling in love", copied from Port Vale I think. It's not even a good version of it. At least the Elvis and Andy Williams versions have a bit of substance to them. And now we have Palace's "Glad all over". Surely there must be a good song out there somewhere that we could adopt as our own? I've envied Birmingham since I first heard their rousing "Keep right on to the end of the road", West Ham with "Bubbles". Even Irene is pretty impressive!
All good suggestions but I prefer to stick with history no matter how naff it sounds. Don't forget we aquired the nickname "the Robins when we initially moved from plaing at the Croft and changed ur shirts from white to red, hence "red breasts".

A fact I enjoy telling my Bristol City supporting colleague at work that the dates on our club badges proves STFC were the original robins with BCFC being pale immitatations.

Agree about the songs played at the ground though, just let the fans build up the atmosphere. Bi product of te TV age I think.
apologies for the spelling mistakes, it's early..............
[quote][p][bold]LydiardRED67[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]avo[/bold] wrote: Sorry folks but any team called the 'socceroos' should not be anywhere near a world event..[/p][/quote]Its just a nickname and there are plenty worse in club football! . I think out own Robins is pretty lame - picked due to the colour of our shirts as apposed to anything to do with Swindon[/p][/quote]LR historically one of Town's other nicknames at one time I believe was the Railwaymen after the towns railway heritage but the name Robins seems to have stuck. Crewe of course are still known as the Railwaymen because like Swindon there was large railway works there. Not sure that Donny might very the same.[/p][/quote]Yep. Some old football publications used to mention the Moonrakers and even the Shunters as alternatives. Something unique would be better than Robins but I can't say it bothers me much. Remember when Bristol Rovers were always called the Pirates (not sure why), Reading the Biscuitmen (after the Huntley & Palmers factory), Everton the Toffees (Everton mints), Crystal Palace the Glaziers...? I used to love all that stuff. I just wish we could get rid of that bloody awful "Can't help falling in love", copied from Port Vale I think. It's not even a good version of it. At least the Elvis and Andy Williams versions have a bit of substance to them. And now we have Palace's "Glad all over". Surely there must be a good song out there somewhere that we could adopt as our own? I've envied Birmingham since I first heard their rousing "Keep right on to the end of the road", West Ham with "Bubbles". Even Irene is pretty impressive![/p][/quote]All good suggestions but I prefer to stick with history no matter how naff it sounds. Don't forget we aquired the nickname "the Robins when we initially moved from plaing at the Croft and changed ur shirts from white to red, hence "red breasts". A fact I enjoy telling my Bristol City supporting colleague at work that the dates on our club badges proves STFC were the original robins with BCFC being pale immitatations. Agree about the songs played at the ground though, just let the fans build up the atmosphere. Bi product of te TV age I think.[/p][/quote]apologies for the spelling mistakes, it's early.............. LydiardRED67
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7:17am Thu 15 May 14

Oi Den! says...

mancrobin wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
I also don't understand why the crowd isn't allowed to build an atmosphere up to kick off nowadays. It used to be fantastic when the noise built gradually to that great crescendo as the ref started the game. Now we have a manufactured atmosphere, complete with awful music and fanfare entrance for every match. There was one game last season when the announcer proudly told us that the Town End were in full voice. Just as well he did tell us - because in the Arkell's Stand they couldn't be heard above that awful racket on the PA.
Couldn't agree more Den. I did vow once that I would stop supporting the Town if they played daft music every time they scored. Have to say I haven't followed through my vow but it made me wince to have to endure it when Smith slotted in the penalty against Rotherham recently. There were more than enough fans in the stadium to make an atmosphere.

Real atmosphere is like real ale and perhaps we should start a campaign to preserve it.

You have to admit though Den, we are old fogeys!
Yep, we're old fogeys manc - but some younger fans might be surprised at how much they'd enjoy a proper atmosphere instead of an artificial one!

Lydiard, I wasn't suggesting we change the nickname, just mentioning some names that have been used in the past. If we ever did change, although I like Moonrakers, am I right in thinking the contraband legend actually comes from somewhere near Devizes? Local but not quite.Swindon.
[quote][p][bold]mancrobin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: I also don't understand why the crowd isn't allowed to build an atmosphere up to kick off nowadays. It used to be fantastic when the noise built gradually to that great crescendo as the ref started the game. Now we have a manufactured atmosphere, complete with awful music and fanfare entrance for every match. There was one game last season when the announcer proudly told us that the Town End were in full voice. Just as well he did tell us - because in the Arkell's Stand they couldn't be heard above that awful racket on the PA.[/p][/quote]Couldn't agree more Den. I did vow once that I would stop supporting the Town if they played daft music every time they scored. Have to say I haven't followed through my vow but it made me wince to have to endure it when Smith slotted in the penalty against Rotherham recently. There were more than enough fans in the stadium to make an atmosphere. Real atmosphere is like real ale and perhaps we should start a campaign to preserve it. You have to admit though Den, we are old fogeys![/p][/quote]Yep, we're old fogeys manc - but some younger fans might be surprised at how much they'd enjoy a proper atmosphere instead of an artificial one! Lydiard, I wasn't suggesting we change the nickname, just mentioning some names that have been used in the past. If we ever did change, although I like Moonrakers, am I right in thinking the contraband legend actually comes from somewhere near Devizes? Local but not quite.Swindon. Oi Den!
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8:07am Thu 15 May 14

Bassett Hound says...

Oi Den! wrote:
mancrobin wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
I also don't understand why the crowd isn't allowed to build an atmosphere up to kick off nowadays. It used to be fantastic when the noise built gradually to that great crescendo as the ref started the game. Now we have a manufactured atmosphere, complete with awful music and fanfare entrance for every match. There was one game last season when the announcer proudly told us that the Town End were in full voice. Just as well he did tell us - because in the Arkell's Stand they couldn't be heard above that awful racket on the PA.
Couldn't agree more Den. I did vow once that I would stop supporting the Town if they played daft music every time they scored. Have to say I haven't followed through my vow but it made me wince to have to endure it when Smith slotted in the penalty against Rotherham recently. There were more than enough fans in the stadium to make an atmosphere.

Real atmosphere is like real ale and perhaps we should start a campaign to preserve it.

You have to admit though Den, we are old fogeys!
Yep, we're old fogeys manc - but some younger fans might be surprised at how much they'd enjoy a proper atmosphere instead of an artificial one!

Lydiard, I wasn't suggesting we change the nickname, just mentioning some names that have been used in the past. If we ever did change, although I like Moonrakers, am I right in thinking the contraband legend actually comes from somewhere near Devizes? Local but not quite.Swindon.
Bishops Cannings Den,brought about by the still popular pastime of fooling the taxman.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mancrobin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: I also don't understand why the crowd isn't allowed to build an atmosphere up to kick off nowadays. It used to be fantastic when the noise built gradually to that great crescendo as the ref started the game. Now we have a manufactured atmosphere, complete with awful music and fanfare entrance for every match. There was one game last season when the announcer proudly told us that the Town End were in full voice. Just as well he did tell us - because in the Arkell's Stand they couldn't be heard above that awful racket on the PA.[/p][/quote]Couldn't agree more Den. I did vow once that I would stop supporting the Town if they played daft music every time they scored. Have to say I haven't followed through my vow but it made me wince to have to endure it when Smith slotted in the penalty against Rotherham recently. There were more than enough fans in the stadium to make an atmosphere. Real atmosphere is like real ale and perhaps we should start a campaign to preserve it. You have to admit though Den, we are old fogeys![/p][/quote]Yep, we're old fogeys manc - but some younger fans might be surprised at how much they'd enjoy a proper atmosphere instead of an artificial one! Lydiard, I wasn't suggesting we change the nickname, just mentioning some names that have been used in the past. If we ever did change, although I like Moonrakers, am I right in thinking the contraband legend actually comes from somewhere near Devizes? Local but not quite.Swindon.[/p][/quote]Bishops Cannings Den,brought about by the still popular pastime of fooling the taxman. Bassett Hound
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10:51am Thu 15 May 14

dreamofacleansheet2 says...

Bassett brilliant.... loved that, really made me giggle.

Anyone have any idea when Power et al are back in court? Also anyone know which lawyers are representing each side? Surely someone knows someone who actually knows what the case is exactly about?

come on boys and girls and Sam - we're seriously light on information and frankly not to over dramatise it but if it all blows up - it could be the end of us. genuinely don't think we'd survive another administration.
Bassett brilliant.... loved that, really made me giggle. Anyone have any idea when Power et al are back in court? Also anyone know which lawyers are representing each side? Surely someone knows someone who actually knows what the case is exactly about? come on boys and girls and Sam - we're seriously light on information and frankly not to over dramatise it but if it all blows up - it could be the end of us. genuinely don't think we'd survive another administration. dreamofacleansheet2
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1:01pm Thu 15 May 14

Bassett Hound says...

dreamofacleansheet2 wrote:
Bassett brilliant.... loved that, really made me giggle.

Anyone have any idea when Power et al are back in court? Also anyone know which lawyers are representing each side? Surely someone knows someone who actually knows what the case is exactly about?

come on boys and girls and Sam - we're seriously light on information and frankly not to over dramatise it but if it all blows up - it could be the end of us. genuinely don't think we'd survive another administration.
It's tomorrow Dreamo, 4.15 pm Fri afternoon. Seems a very late time to me ,hope it's not another adjournment.
[quote][p][bold]dreamofacleansheet2[/bold] wrote: Bassett brilliant.... loved that, really made me giggle. Anyone have any idea when Power et al are back in court? Also anyone know which lawyers are representing each side? Surely someone knows someone who actually knows what the case is exactly about? come on boys and girls and Sam - we're seriously light on information and frankly not to over dramatise it but if it all blows up - it could be the end of us. genuinely don't think we'd survive another administration.[/p][/quote]It's tomorrow Dreamo, 4.15 pm Fri afternoon. Seems a very late time to me ,hope it's not another adjournment. Bassett Hound
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3:16pm Thu 15 May 14

dreamofacleansheet2 says...

Bassett thank you. Do you know any detail?
Bassett thank you. Do you know any detail? dreamofacleansheet2
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8:21pm Thu 15 May 14

smirg kcab says...

Ben Pringle best midfield player in our league.
Ben Pringle best midfield player in our league. smirg kcab
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10:05pm Thu 15 May 14

Bassett Hound says...

smirg kcab wrote:
Ben Pringle best midfield player in our league.
Yes he is Grim.
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: Ben Pringle best midfield player in our league.[/p][/quote]Yes he is Grim. Bassett Hound
  • Score: -1

4:21am Fri 16 May 14

Fernham Red says...

I think Luongo stands a good chance of pushing his way into the 23 man squad. He's fit from having played a full season, he's got a good record on scoring and creating opportunities and comes with good pedigree (from top of the table Spurs U21 team the year before). Not everyone on the list can boast that PLUS there are many admirers of our system of play in the higher leagues. Good luck to him - thankfully the pubs in town will have something to thank him for as well because a few more pints will be downed when Australia take the field this summer.
I think Luongo stands a good chance of pushing his way into the 23 man squad. He's fit from having played a full season, he's got a good record on scoring and creating opportunities and comes with good pedigree (from top of the table Spurs U21 team the year before). Not everyone on the list can boast that PLUS there are many admirers of our system of play in the higher leagues. Good luck to him - thankfully the pubs in town will have something to thank him for as well because a few more pints will be downed when Australia take the field this summer. Fernham Red
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