Frustration and pride after Crawley loss

Mark Cooper

Mark Cooper

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MARK Cooper was left feeling a mixture of frustration and pride after his side’s 1-0 loss at Crawley this afternoon.

Despite controlling the game and having close to 30 efforts on goal, Izale McLeod’s penalty early in the second period was enough for the home side to take the victory after Louis Thompson was shown a red card for bringing down McLeod inside the box following a long ball over the top.

Referee James Linington’s view of Thompson’s tackle came from a metre inside the Swindon half, with his linesman significantly closer and seemingly offering no opinion, leaving Cooper angry despite his side’s impressive performance in Sussex.

“I’ve seen it and the referee is just inside our half of the pitch when Louis Thompson makes contact with the ball, he’s given a penalty from the halfway line when he can’t see whether Louis gets the ball or not when the linesman’s stood 20 yards away,” he said.

“The linesman never moved, never gave it, and the referee’s given it from the halfway line.

“Whether it’s a penalty or not, I don’t see how a referee can make a decision like that from the halfway line. Louis slides, gets a touch on the ball and the ball goes back to our goalkeeper, the ball’s deviated from its course so that tells you Louis has got the ball.

“You could tell by the referee’s reaction at the end that he’d made a mistake. The speed at which he gave it was incredible.”

While the penalty incident and the subsequent red card were the main talking point, Cooper was keen to stress just how pleased he was with his players as they out-passed, out-shot and out-played their hosts throughout the 90 minutes.

“I thought we were outstanding, it was a one-sided game and we dominated the football,” he said.

“You can’t play that well and lose many games I don’t think, so that’s the lesson for the players. They can’t play that well, create so much around the box and not win.

“The only thing I would say against us is that our final ball was not quite good enough when we could have taken the keeper out of it, we gave him a chance to save.

“We judge our performances and today it was absolutely top drawer.

“I said to the players at half time, ‘don’t take any liberties and defend properly’, because we’ve seen so many games before where teams dominate and get hit by a sucker punch and that’s what’s happened.

“We will look at our performance today and go away knowing we’ve played very well and there’s not a lot to fix.”

Cooper was also impressed with the way his side continued to play despite being reduced to 10 men, while he was also pleased by the traveling supporter’s reaction to the defeat at the final whistle.

“When we were down to 10 men we left two up front and three at the back, getting everybody forward, because they’re that fit and that enthusiastic we knew we wouldn’t have a problem,” he said.

“We just couldn’t force the equaliser which would have been the least we deserved I thought.

“The supporters were tremendous at the end and realised how well we’ve played, it’s just a freak we haven’t got anything.

“Anyone at the game would have seen how we played and how good we were.”

Next up for Town is a trip to Gillingham on Tuesday night, with Cooper expecting Peter Taylor’s side to adapt their game to cope with his young, slick, side.

“I spoke to the boys at the end and said to them we have to bounce back at Gillingham on Tuesday because we are thoroughly happy with our performance,” he said.

“I think everybody knows how we play so they try and stop us and change their team, which is great, it’s respect and credit to our players.

“The measure will be how we bounce back.”

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11:03pm Sat 16 Aug 14

stranglers says...

Referee, linesman, excuses and more excuses??? One sided game, played well, happy with the performance, JOKE. Whatever. We lost, that is all that matters. Mr Cooper you just do not get it do you? Please go.
Referee, linesman, excuses and more excuses??? One sided game, played well, happy with the performance, JOKE. Whatever. We lost, that is all that matters. Mr Cooper you just do not get it do you? Please go. stranglers
  • Score: -104

11:46pm Sat 16 Aug 14

castle9 says...

stranglers wrote:
Referee, linesman, excuses and more excuses??? One sided game, played well, happy with the performance, JOKE. Whatever. We lost, that is all that matters. Mr Cooper you just do not get it do you? Please go.
You really are a first rate muppet with nothing to offer.
Do us all a favour.
[quote][p][bold]stranglers[/bold] wrote: Referee, linesman, excuses and more excuses??? One sided game, played well, happy with the performance, JOKE. Whatever. We lost, that is all that matters. Mr Cooper you just do not get it do you? Please go.[/p][/quote]You really are a first rate muppet with nothing to offer. Do us all a favour. castle9
  • Score: 60

11:56pm Sat 16 Aug 14

stranglers says...

castle9 wrote:
stranglers wrote:
Referee, linesman, excuses and more excuses??? One sided game, played well, happy with the performance, JOKE. Whatever. We lost, that is all that matters. Mr Cooper you just do not get it do you? Please go.
You really are a first rate muppet with nothing to offer.
Do us all a favour.
Getting personal. First rate muppet? What does that mean? Nothing to offer, really? I can only surmise you are not a true STFC fan. What favour would you like me to do for you?
[quote][p][bold]castle9[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stranglers[/bold] wrote: Referee, linesman, excuses and more excuses??? One sided game, played well, happy with the performance, JOKE. Whatever. We lost, that is all that matters. Mr Cooper you just do not get it do you? Please go.[/p][/quote]You really are a first rate muppet with nothing to offer. Do us all a favour.[/p][/quote]Getting personal. First rate muppet? What does that mean? Nothing to offer, really? I can only surmise you are not a true STFC fan. What favour would you like me to do for you? stranglers
  • Score: -58

12:19am Sun 17 Aug 14

swindonurock says...

Keep it coming Mark Cooper. The boys did good!
Keep it coming Mark Cooper. The boys did good! swindonurock
  • Score: 37

12:23am Sun 17 Aug 14

stranglers says...

swindonurock wrote:
Keep it coming Mark Cooper. The boys did good!
No they didn't they lost, how can that be good?
[quote][p][bold]swindonurock[/bold] wrote: Keep it coming Mark Cooper. The boys did good![/p][/quote]No they didn't they lost, how can that be good? stranglers
  • Score: -58

6:27am Sun 17 Aug 14

the wizard says...

stranglers wrote:
swindonurock wrote:
Keep it coming Mark Cooper. The boys did good!
No they didn't they lost, how can that be good?
Because it makes you comment to reveal what sort of a person you really are.
[quote][p][bold]stranglers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]swindonurock[/bold] wrote: Keep it coming Mark Cooper. The boys did good![/p][/quote]No they didn't they lost, how can that be good?[/p][/quote]Because it makes you comment to reveal what sort of a person you really are. the wizard
  • Score: 31

7:03am Sun 17 Aug 14

port de soller says...

Look at the STATS,we should have had a hatfull before the penalty.No point in giving MC stick it sounded they did all but score(s--t happens)
My concern is why do they say 2/3 players in by Sat game???? is B/S.I just think maybe LP has no moremoney to put into STFC,we have a manager who I think we got for next to nothing/a team full of freeebies and youth players(to me that aint a problem as there doing ok) however he can cut budget no more.
Like the Kosher insiders who know it all I fear admin more than anything.You can ask no more of this young team as yesterday they gave 100%.
Nor can you blame LP.MC does his best but he aint an STFC person and never will be.
So let´s hope they can get the loan players but my feeling is maybe MC should take a long look at how he is doing his job
Look at the STATS,we should have had a hatfull before the penalty.No point in giving MC stick it sounded they did all but score(s--t happens) My concern is why do they say 2/3 players in by Sat game???? is B/S.I just think maybe LP has no moremoney to put into STFC,we have a manager who I think we got for next to nothing/a team full of freeebies and youth players(to me that aint a problem as there doing ok) however he can cut budget no more. Like the Kosher insiders who know it all I fear admin more than anything.You can ask no more of this young team as yesterday they gave 100%. Nor can you blame LP.MC does his best but he aint an STFC person and never will be. So let´s hope they can get the loan players but my feeling is maybe MC should take a long look at how he is doing his job port de soller
  • Score: -30

7:21am Sun 17 Aug 14

peatmoorred says...

Bloody hell I don't post on here just read the comments,

I may stop reading the comments as every one whines like little girls, we lost so what how many games are left? If the ref made a mistake we would have picked up a point and it would have been a decent result we can't win them all and away from home a point would have been good!!!
It's how we bounce back now

Coyr
Bloody hell I don't post on here just read the comments, I may stop reading the comments as every one whines like little girls, we lost so what how many games are left? If the ref made a mistake we would have picked up a point and it would have been a decent result we can't win them all and away from home a point would have been good!!! It's how we bounce back now Coyr peatmoorred
  • Score: 35

10:05am Sun 17 Aug 14

swindonmatt says...

hi wondered if anyone could give me some advice? my laptop has recently broke and need a new one but need to access swindon Town player. it says I need Adobe Flash player but read on
hi wondered if anyone could give me some advice? my laptop has recently broke and need a new one but need to access swindon Town player. it says I need Adobe Flash player but read on swindonmatt
  • Score: -3

10:08am Sun 17 Aug 14

swindonmatt says...

hi wondered if anyone could give me some advice? my laptop has recently broke and need a new one but need to access swindon Town player. it says I need Adobe Flash player but read on forums windows 7 and 8 you can't get flash player. does anyone have these windows and can listen to the commentary? thanks.
hi wondered if anyone could give me some advice? my laptop has recently broke and need a new one but need to access swindon Town player. it says I need Adobe Flash player but read on forums windows 7 and 8 you can't get flash player. does anyone have these windows and can listen to the commentary? thanks. swindonmatt
  • Score: -2

10:40am Sun 17 Aug 14

Chish and Fips says...

swindonmatt wrote:
hi wondered if anyone could give me some advice? my laptop has recently broke and need a new one but need to access swindon Town player. it says I need Adobe Flash player but read on forums windows 7 and 8 you can't get flash player. does anyone have these windows and can listen to the commentary? thanks.
Not sure where the advice regarding Windows 7/8 came from, but I'm running Adobe Flash Player 14 on W7 64 bit - runs BBC iplayer fine.
Only thing really is for security reasons keep it up to date.
Pretty sure the same applies to W8.
[quote][p][bold]swindonmatt[/bold] wrote: hi wondered if anyone could give me some advice? my laptop has recently broke and need a new one but need to access swindon Town player. it says I need Adobe Flash player but read on forums windows 7 and 8 you can't get flash player. does anyone have these windows and can listen to the commentary? thanks.[/p][/quote]Not sure where the advice regarding Windows 7/8 came from, but I'm running Adobe Flash Player 14 on W7 64 bit - runs BBC iplayer fine. Only thing really is for security reasons keep it up to date. Pretty sure the same applies to W8. Chish and Fips
  • Score: 5

10:41am Sun 17 Aug 14

dibblydobber says...

Swindon's football this season has been breathtaking. Power and Cooper have done a sensational job between them. Trimming the wage bill from £4m to £1.8m and producing one of the best footballing team in the division merits considerable praise. It's Moneyballesque.
Swindon's football this season has been breathtaking. Power and Cooper have done a sensational job between them. Trimming the wage bill from £4m to £1.8m and producing one of the best footballing team in the division merits considerable praise. It's Moneyballesque. dibblydobber
  • Score: 31

10:51am Sun 17 Aug 14

swindonmatt says...

Chish and Fips wrote:
swindonmatt wrote:
hi wondered if anyone could give me some advice? my laptop has recently broke and need a new one but need to access swindon Town player. it says I need Adobe Flash player but read on forums windows 7 and 8 you can't get flash player. does anyone have these windows and can listen to the commentary? thanks.
Not sure where the advice regarding Windows 7/8 came from, but I'm running Adobe Flash Player 14 on W7 64 bit - runs BBC iplayer fine.
Only thing really is for security reasons keep it up to date.
Pretty sure the same applies to W8.
Thanks does it work on stfc player?
[quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]swindonmatt[/bold] wrote: hi wondered if anyone could give me some advice? my laptop has recently broke and need a new one but need to access swindon Town player. it says I need Adobe Flash player but read on forums windows 7 and 8 you can't get flash player. does anyone have these windows and can listen to the commentary? thanks.[/p][/quote]Not sure where the advice regarding Windows 7/8 came from, but I'm running Adobe Flash Player 14 on W7 64 bit - runs BBC iplayer fine. Only thing really is for security reasons keep it up to date. Pretty sure the same applies to W8.[/p][/quote]Thanks does it work on stfc player? swindonmatt
  • Score: 0

11:01am Sun 17 Aug 14

Chish and Fips says...

swindonmatt wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
swindonmatt wrote:
hi wondered if anyone could give me some advice? my laptop has recently broke and need a new one but need to access swindon Town player. it says I need Adobe Flash player but read on forums windows 7 and 8 you can't get flash player. does anyone have these windows and can listen to the commentary? thanks.
Not sure where the advice regarding Windows 7/8 came from, but I'm running Adobe Flash Player 14 on W7 64 bit - runs BBC iplayer fine.
Only thing really is for security reasons keep it up to date.
Pretty sure the same applies to W8.
Thanks does it work on stfc player?
I'm not a registered member on that site : but requirements are:
FLASH
Flash Player 11.511.3.300.257
BROWSERS
Internet Explorer 8/9/10
Firefox 15.0/17.01
Safari 5.1.7/6.0
Opera 11x/ 12.00
Google Chrome 20 / 21.0 / 22.0 / 23.0
OPERATING SYSTEM
Windows: XP, Vista or Windows 7/8
The site loads for me.
Shouldn't be an issue as long as Flash is installed for registered members to run the Live section.
Have you any family or friends you could test this on their PC's to prove the point.
[quote][p][bold]swindonmatt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]swindonmatt[/bold] wrote: hi wondered if anyone could give me some advice? my laptop has recently broke and need a new one but need to access swindon Town player. it says I need Adobe Flash player but read on forums windows 7 and 8 you can't get flash player. does anyone have these windows and can listen to the commentary? thanks.[/p][/quote]Not sure where the advice regarding Windows 7/8 came from, but I'm running Adobe Flash Player 14 on W7 64 bit - runs BBC iplayer fine. Only thing really is for security reasons keep it up to date. Pretty sure the same applies to W8.[/p][/quote]Thanks does it work on stfc player?[/p][/quote]I'm not a registered member on that site : but requirements are: FLASH Flash Player 11.511.3.300.257 BROWSERS Internet Explorer 8/9/10 Firefox 15.0/17.01 Safari 5.1.7/6.0 Opera 11x/ 12.00 Google Chrome 20 / 21.0 / 22.0 / 23.0 OPERATING SYSTEM Windows: XP, Vista or Windows 7/8 The site loads for me. Shouldn't be an issue as long as Flash is installed for registered members to run the Live section. Have you any family or friends you could test this on their PC's to prove the point. Chish and Fips
  • Score: 1

11:09am Sun 17 Aug 14

swindonmatt says...

Chish and Fips wrote:
swindonmatt wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
swindonmatt wrote:
hi wondered if anyone could give me some advice? my laptop has recently broke and need a new one but need to access swindon Town player. it says I need Adobe Flash player but read on forums windows 7 and 8 you can't get flash player. does anyone have these windows and can listen to the commentary? thanks.
Not sure where the advice regarding Windows 7/8 came from, but I'm running Adobe Flash Player 14 on W7 64 bit - runs BBC iplayer fine.
Only thing really is for security reasons keep it up to date.
Pretty sure the same applies to W8.
Thanks does it work on stfc player?
I'm not a registered member on that site : but requirements are:
FLASH
Flash Player 11.511.3.300.257
BROWSERS
Internet Explorer 8/9/10
Firefox 15.0/17.01
Safari 5.1.7/6.0
Opera 11x/ 12.00
Google Chrome 20 / 21.0 / 22.0 / 23.0
OPERATING SYSTEM
Windows: XP, Vista or Windows 7/8
The site loads for me.
Shouldn't be an issue as long as Flash is installed for registered members to run the Live section.
Have you any family or friends you could test this on their PC's to prove the point.
Thanks for your help much appreciated.
[quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]swindonmatt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]swindonmatt[/bold] wrote: hi wondered if anyone could give me some advice? my laptop has recently broke and need a new one but need to access swindon Town player. it says I need Adobe Flash player but read on forums windows 7 and 8 you can't get flash player. does anyone have these windows and can listen to the commentary? thanks.[/p][/quote]Not sure where the advice regarding Windows 7/8 came from, but I'm running Adobe Flash Player 14 on W7 64 bit - runs BBC iplayer fine. Only thing really is for security reasons keep it up to date. Pretty sure the same applies to W8.[/p][/quote]Thanks does it work on stfc player?[/p][/quote]I'm not a registered member on that site : but requirements are: FLASH Flash Player 11.511.3.300.257 BROWSERS Internet Explorer 8/9/10 Firefox 15.0/17.01 Safari 5.1.7/6.0 Opera 11x/ 12.00 Google Chrome 20 / 21.0 / 22.0 / 23.0 OPERATING SYSTEM Windows: XP, Vista or Windows 7/8 The site loads for me. Shouldn't be an issue as long as Flash is installed for registered members to run the Live section. Have you any family or friends you could test this on their PC's to prove the point.[/p][/quote]Thanks for your help much appreciated. swindonmatt
  • Score: 1

11:13am Sun 17 Aug 14

Chish and Fips says...

Chish and Fips wrote:
swindonmatt wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
swindonmatt wrote:
hi wondered if anyone could give me some advice? my laptop has recently broke and need a new one but need to access swindon Town player. it says I need Adobe Flash player but read on forums windows 7 and 8 you can't get flash player. does anyone have these windows and can listen to the commentary? thanks.
Not sure where the advice regarding Windows 7/8 came from, but I'm running Adobe Flash Player 14 on W7 64 bit - runs BBC iplayer fine.
Only thing really is for security reasons keep it up to date.
Pretty sure the same applies to W8.
Thanks does it work on stfc player?
I'm not a registered member on that site : but requirements are:
FLASH
Flash Player 11.511.3.300.257
BROWSERS
Internet Explorer 8/9/10
Firefox 15.0/17.01
Safari 5.1.7/6.0
Opera 11x/ 12.00
Google Chrome 20 / 21.0 / 22.0 / 23.0
OPERATING SYSTEM
Windows: XP, Vista or Windows 7/8
The site loads for me.
Shouldn't be an issue as long as Flash is installed for registered members to run the Live section.
Have you any family or friends you could test this on their PC's to prove the point.
Have just noticed this on that site :
* Please be advised that Windows 7 / 8 (64 bit) is not supported due to Adobe not developing relevant Flash Player at this time. If you have Windows 7 64 bit then please ensure that you are using a 32 bit browser such as Firefox or Google Chrome.

It may well be the relevant Flash player is now compatible as it up to ver. 14 whereas they mention v11.
As suggested use Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome as your browser (optional to set as default but may be easier). if still an issue.
[quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]swindonmatt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]swindonmatt[/bold] wrote: hi wondered if anyone could give me some advice? my laptop has recently broke and need a new one but need to access swindon Town player. it says I need Adobe Flash player but read on forums windows 7 and 8 you can't get flash player. does anyone have these windows and can listen to the commentary? thanks.[/p][/quote]Not sure where the advice regarding Windows 7/8 came from, but I'm running Adobe Flash Player 14 on W7 64 bit - runs BBC iplayer fine. Only thing really is for security reasons keep it up to date. Pretty sure the same applies to W8.[/p][/quote]Thanks does it work on stfc player?[/p][/quote]I'm not a registered member on that site : but requirements are: FLASH Flash Player 11.511.3.300.257 BROWSERS Internet Explorer 8/9/10 Firefox 15.0/17.01 Safari 5.1.7/6.0 Opera 11x/ 12.00 Google Chrome 20 / 21.0 / 22.0 / 23.0 OPERATING SYSTEM Windows: XP, Vista or Windows 7/8 The site loads for me. Shouldn't be an issue as long as Flash is installed for registered members to run the Live section. Have you any family or friends you could test this on their PC's to prove the point.[/p][/quote]Have just noticed this on that site : * Please be advised that Windows 7 / 8 (64 bit) is not supported due to Adobe not developing relevant Flash Player at this time. If you have Windows 7 64 bit then please ensure that you are using a 32 bit browser such as Firefox or Google Chrome. It may well be the relevant Flash player is now compatible as it up to ver. 14 whereas they mention v11. As suggested use Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome as your browser (optional to set as default but may be easier). if still an issue. Chish and Fips
  • Score: 1

11:38am Sun 17 Aug 14

swindonmatt says...

Chish and Fips wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
swindonmatt wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
swindonmatt wrote:
hi wondered if anyone could give me some advice? my laptop has recently broke and need a new one but need to access swindon Town player. it says I need Adobe Flash player but read on forums windows 7 and 8 you can't get flash player. does anyone have these windows and can listen to the commentary? thanks.
Not sure where the advice regarding Windows 7/8 came from, but I'm running Adobe Flash Player 14 on W7 64 bit - runs BBC iplayer fine.
Only thing really is for security reasons keep it up to date.
Pretty sure the same applies to W8.
Thanks does it work on stfc player?
I'm not a registered member on that site : but requirements are:
FLASH
Flash Player 11.511.3.300.257
BROWSERS
Internet Explorer 8/9/10
Firefox 15.0/17.01
Safari 5.1.7/6.0
Opera 11x/ 12.00
Google Chrome 20 / 21.0 / 22.0 / 23.0
OPERATING SYSTEM
Windows: XP, Vista or Windows 7/8
The site loads for me.
Shouldn't be an issue as long as Flash is installed for registered members to run the Live section.
Have you any family or friends you could test this on their PC's to prove the point.
Have just noticed this on that site :
* Please be advised that Windows 7 / 8 (64 bit) is not supported due to Adobe not developing relevant Flash Player at this time. If you have Windows 7 64 bit then please ensure that you are using a 32 bit browser such as Firefox or Google Chrome.

It may well be the relevant Flash player is now compatible as it up to ver. 14 whereas they mention v11.
As suggested use Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome as your browser (optional to set as default but may be easier). if still an issue.
Thanks for your help.
[quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]swindonmatt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]swindonmatt[/bold] wrote: hi wondered if anyone could give me some advice? my laptop has recently broke and need a new one but need to access swindon Town player. it says I need Adobe Flash player but read on forums windows 7 and 8 you can't get flash player. does anyone have these windows and can listen to the commentary? thanks.[/p][/quote]Not sure where the advice regarding Windows 7/8 came from, but I'm running Adobe Flash Player 14 on W7 64 bit - runs BBC iplayer fine. Only thing really is for security reasons keep it up to date. Pretty sure the same applies to W8.[/p][/quote]Thanks does it work on stfc player?[/p][/quote]I'm not a registered member on that site : but requirements are: FLASH Flash Player 11.511.3.300.257 BROWSERS Internet Explorer 8/9/10 Firefox 15.0/17.01 Safari 5.1.7/6.0 Opera 11x/ 12.00 Google Chrome 20 / 21.0 / 22.0 / 23.0 OPERATING SYSTEM Windows: XP, Vista or Windows 7/8 The site loads for me. Shouldn't be an issue as long as Flash is installed for registered members to run the Live section. Have you any family or friends you could test this on their PC's to prove the point.[/p][/quote]Have just noticed this on that site : * Please be advised that Windows 7 / 8 (64 bit) is not supported due to Adobe not developing relevant Flash Player at this time. If you have Windows 7 64 bit then please ensure that you are using a 32 bit browser such as Firefox or Google Chrome. It may well be the relevant Flash player is now compatible as it up to ver. 14 whereas they mention v11. As suggested use Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome as your browser (optional to set as default but may be easier). if still an issue.[/p][/quote]Thanks for your help. swindonmatt
  • Score: 0

12:33pm Sun 17 Aug 14

smirg kcab says...

We will get beat on nearly all away games, but at least we had a good **** go.not like last season.
What worries me he knows we need a defender and should have moved on weeks ago from the Stephens situation, we know he's not coming and never was, also boot wilma out and get a forward in he can drive 20 mins down the road and sign lee Hughes or sign ched Evans now he's due out.
We will get beat on nearly all away games, but at least we had a good **** go.not like last season. What worries me he knows we need a defender and should have moved on weeks ago from the Stephens situation, we know he's not coming and never was, also boot wilma out and get a forward in he can drive 20 mins down the road and sign lee Hughes or sign ched Evans now he's due out. smirg kcab
  • Score: -13

1:21pm Sun 17 Aug 14

umpcah says...

smirg kcab wrote:
We will get beat on nearly all away games, but at least we had a good **** go.not like last season.
What worries me he knows we need a defender and should have moved on weeks ago from the Stephens situation, we know he's not coming and never was, also boot wilma out and get a forward in he can drive 20 mins down the road and sign lee Hughes or sign ched Evans now he's due out.
Boot Wilma out ? Sign Hughes ? Sign Evans ? Coops knows where problems are and almost certainly knows where available players are. Town has made a very reasonable start to the season so for goodness sake give him a chance to sort things out on his limited budget. Hughes and Evans may not wish to join Swindon Town for one of a variety of reasons and in any case Coops may not think they would easily fit into the Swindon scheme !
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: We will get beat on nearly all away games, but at least we had a good **** go.not like last season. What worries me he knows we need a defender and should have moved on weeks ago from the Stephens situation, we know he's not coming and never was, also boot wilma out and get a forward in he can drive 20 mins down the road and sign lee Hughes or sign ched Evans now he's due out.[/p][/quote]Boot Wilma out ? Sign Hughes ? Sign Evans ? Coops knows where problems are and almost certainly knows where available players are. Town has made a very reasonable start to the season so for goodness sake give him a chance to sort things out on his limited budget. Hughes and Evans may not wish to join Swindon Town for one of a variety of reasons and in any case Coops may not think they would easily fit into the Swindon scheme ! umpcah
  • Score: 4

3:14pm Sun 17 Aug 14

harley red says...

port de soller wrote:
Look at the STATS,we should have had a hatfull before the penalty.No point in giving MC stick it sounded they did all but score(s--t happens)
My concern is why do they say 2/3 players in by Sat game???? is B/S.I just think maybe LP has no moremoney to put into STFC,we have a manager who I think we got for next to nothing/a team full of freeebies and youth players(to me that aint a problem as there doing ok) however he can cut budget no more.
Like the Kosher insiders who know it all I fear admin more than anything.You can ask no more of this young team as yesterday they gave 100%.
Nor can you blame LP.MC does his best but he aint an STFC person and never will be.
So let´s hope they can get the loan players but my feeling is maybe MC should take a long look at how he is doing his job
What crap stats win you fukc all goals are what count ****
[quote][p][bold]port de soller[/bold] wrote: Look at the STATS,we should have had a hatfull before the penalty.No point in giving MC stick it sounded they did all but score(s--t happens) My concern is why do they say 2/3 players in by Sat game???? is B/S.I just think maybe LP has no moremoney to put into STFC,we have a manager who I think we got for next to nothing/a team full of freeebies and youth players(to me that aint a problem as there doing ok) however he can cut budget no more. Like the Kosher insiders who know it all I fear admin more than anything.You can ask no more of this young team as yesterday they gave 100%. Nor can you blame LP.MC does his best but he aint an STFC person and never will be. So let´s hope they can get the loan players but my feeling is maybe MC should take a long look at how he is doing his job[/p][/quote]What crap stats win you fukc all goals are what count **** harley red
  • Score: -13

3:17pm Sun 17 Aug 14

smirg kcab says...

umpcah wrote:
smirg kcab wrote:
We will get beat on nearly all away games, but at least we had a good **** go.not like last season.
What worries me he knows we need a defender and should have moved on weeks ago from the Stephens situation, we know he's not coming and never was, also boot wilma out and get a forward in he can drive 20 mins down the road and sign lee Hughes or sign ched Evans now he's due out.
Boot Wilma out ? Sign Hughes ? Sign Evans ? Coops knows where problems are and almost certainly knows where available players are. Town has made a very reasonable start to the season so for goodness sake give him a chance to sort things out on his limited budget. Hughes and Evans may not wish to join Swindon Town for one of a variety of reasons and in any case Coops may not think they would easily fit into the Swindon scheme !
Do the treble and sign richards
[quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: We will get beat on nearly all away games, but at least we had a good **** go.not like last season. What worries me he knows we need a defender and should have moved on weeks ago from the Stephens situation, we know he's not coming and never was, also boot wilma out and get a forward in he can drive 20 mins down the road and sign lee Hughes or sign ched Evans now he's due out.[/p][/quote]Boot Wilma out ? Sign Hughes ? Sign Evans ? Coops knows where problems are and almost certainly knows where available players are. Town has made a very reasonable start to the season so for goodness sake give him a chance to sort things out on his limited budget. Hughes and Evans may not wish to join Swindon Town for one of a variety of reasons and in any case Coops may not think they would easily fit into the Swindon scheme ![/p][/quote]Do the treble and sign richards smirg kcab
  • Score: -3

3:24pm Sun 17 Aug 14

harley red says...

dibblydobber wrote:
Swindon's football this season has been breathtaking. Power and Cooper have done a sensational job between them. Trimming the wage bill from £4m to £1.8m and producing one of the best footballing team in the division merits considerable praise. It's Moneyballesque.
What crap winning is what counts not how you play , the team that scores the most goals wins the game . NOT the team that has the most possession , and the team that wins the most games goes up . It really is that simple . Cooper is a **** as soon as we loose he blames the ref . If we have most of the ball and don't win , then it needs sorting not moaning about the ref
[quote][p][bold]dibblydobber[/bold] wrote: Swindon's football this season has been breathtaking. Power and Cooper have done a sensational job between them. Trimming the wage bill from £4m to £1.8m and producing one of the best footballing team in the division merits considerable praise. It's Moneyballesque.[/p][/quote]What crap winning is what counts not how you play , the team that scores the most goals wins the game . NOT the team that has the most possession , and the team that wins the most games goes up . It really is that simple . Cooper is a **** as soon as we loose he blames the ref . If we have most of the ball and don't win , then it needs sorting not moaning about the ref harley red
  • Score: -18

3:32pm Sun 17 Aug 14

MITTED says...

Should have won. Shockingly bad decision by the ref for the pen and red card. The club shouldn't have to appeal because the referee should have the balls to admit he got it wrong big style and say so in his report. I won't hold my breath though.
COYR.
Should have won. Shockingly bad decision by the ref for the pen and red card. The club shouldn't have to appeal because the referee should have the balls to admit he got it wrong big style and say so in his report. I won't hold my breath though. COYR. MITTED
  • Score: 2

6:01pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Oi Den! says...

MITTED, are you sure the ref got it wrong? I wasn't there but have seen it several times on TV. It was a tackle from behind. You may be better informed than me on this point but I thought refs were now instructed to treat all tackles from behind as fouls, regardless of whether the ball is won.
MITTED, are you sure the ref got it wrong? I wasn't there but have seen it several times on TV. It was a tackle from behind. You may be better informed than me on this point but I thought refs were now instructed to treat all tackles from behind as fouls, regardless of whether the ball is won. Oi Den!
  • Score: -6

6:24pm Sun 17 Aug 14

oo-r-ya? says...

MITTED wrote:
Should have won. Shockingly bad decision by the ref for the pen and red card. The club shouldn't have to appeal because the referee should have the balls to admit he got it wrong big style and say so in his report. I won't hold my breath though.
COYR.
I don't understand why Coops and others are questioning how the Ref could give that from the halfway line. Just because the Lino didn't wave his flag doesn't mean he didn't see it or consider it a foul. They all wear head-mics don't they? Besides the tackle from behind is illegal these days so we shouldn't be surprised it was given.
[quote][p][bold]MITTED[/bold] wrote: Should have won. Shockingly bad decision by the ref for the pen and red card. The club shouldn't have to appeal because the referee should have the balls to admit he got it wrong big style and say so in his report. I won't hold my breath though. COYR.[/p][/quote]I don't understand why Coops and others are questioning how the Ref could give that from the halfway line. Just because the Lino didn't wave his flag doesn't mean he didn't see it or consider it a foul. They all wear head-mics don't they? Besides the tackle from behind is illegal these days so we shouldn't be surprised it was given. oo-r-ya?
  • Score: -2

6:46pm Sun 17 Aug 14

dazzastfc says...

harley red wrote:
dibblydobber wrote:
Swindon's football this season has been breathtaking. Power and Cooper have done a sensational job between them. Trimming the wage bill from £4m to £1.8m and producing one of the best footballing team in the division merits considerable praise. It's Moneyballesque.
What crap winning is what counts not how you play , the team that scores the most goals wins the game . NOT the team that has the most possession , and the team that wins the most games goes up . It really is that simple . Cooper is a **** as soon as we loose he blames the ref . If we have most of the ball and don't win , then it needs sorting not moaning about the ref
Well said Harley....The only thing that wins games are goals AND GOALS WIN YOU POINTS...
[quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dibblydobber[/bold] wrote: Swindon's football this season has been breathtaking. Power and Cooper have done a sensational job between them. Trimming the wage bill from £4m to £1.8m and producing one of the best footballing team in the division merits considerable praise. It's Moneyballesque.[/p][/quote]What crap winning is what counts not how you play , the team that scores the most goals wins the game . NOT the team that has the most possession , and the team that wins the most games goes up . It really is that simple . Cooper is a **** as soon as we loose he blames the ref . If we have most of the ball and don't win , then it needs sorting not moaning about the ref[/p][/quote]Well said Harley....The only thing that wins games are goals AND GOALS WIN YOU POINTS... dazzastfc
  • Score: -14

7:21pm Sun 17 Aug 14

castle9 says...

Anyone else noted that Hardly Red has been completely absent from the match threads on this board for the last week???

We narrowly lose one game and he is back posting his usual garbage.

Unfortunately he's not the only one that is quick to criticise and non existent when it comes to giving credit where credit is due.
Anyone else noted that Hardly Red has been completely absent from the match threads on this board for the last week??? We narrowly lose one game and he is back posting his usual garbage. Unfortunately he's not the only one that is quick to criticise and non existent when it comes to giving credit where credit is due. castle9
  • Score: 14

9:02pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Oi Den! says...

Oi Den! wrote:
MITTED, are you sure the ref got it wrong? I wasn't there but have seen it several times on TV. It was a tackle from behind. You may be better informed than me on this point but I thought refs were now instructed to treat all tackles from behind as fouls, regardless of whether the ball is won.
Hmmm.... Thought I'd come back and have a look to see if anyone had been able to add anything about the tackle from behind. I see oo-r-ya had similar thoughts to mine and between us we've accumulated 6 minuses. Seems it's much easier to chuck hands in the hair and whinge that the ref was crap than have an adult discussion about the decision.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: MITTED, are you sure the ref got it wrong? I wasn't there but have seen it several times on TV. It was a tackle from behind. You may be better informed than me on this point but I thought refs were now instructed to treat all tackles from behind as fouls, regardless of whether the ball is won.[/p][/quote]Hmmm.... Thought I'd come back and have a look to see if anyone had been able to add anything about the tackle from behind. I see oo-r-ya had similar thoughts to mine and between us we've accumulated 6 minuses. Seems it's much easier to chuck hands in the hair and whinge that the ref was crap than have an adult discussion about the decision. Oi Den!
  • Score: -6

9:02pm Sun 17 Aug 14

dazzastfc says...

castle9 wrote:
Anyone else noted that Hardly Red has been completely absent from the match threads on this board for the last week???

We narrowly lose one game and he is back posting his usual garbage.

Unfortunately he's not the only one that is quick to criticise and non existent when it comes to giving credit where credit is due.
Why the big issue with someone that has a different opinion than yours..
If you dont like what he post just blank it out and read something else
[quote][p][bold]castle9[/bold] wrote: Anyone else noted that Hardly Red has been completely absent from the match threads on this board for the last week??? We narrowly lose one game and he is back posting his usual garbage. Unfortunately he's not the only one that is quick to criticise and non existent when it comes to giving credit where credit is due.[/p][/quote]Why the big issue with someone that has a different opinion than yours.. If you dont like what he post just blank it out and read something else dazzastfc
  • Score: -8

11:31pm Sun 17 Aug 14

akershaker says...

Goals win games and points. But the point is that every team loses games, and to call for the manager to be sacked after two wins and then losing by a single goal in a match where we played well is stupidity. Everyone is entitled to their opinion and all that, but that opinion is madness. We're playing well - every manager in the league would be sacked by Christmas going by that lunacy.
Goals win games and points. But the point is that every team loses games, and to call for the manager to be sacked after two wins and then losing by a single goal in a match where we played well is stupidity. Everyone is entitled to their opinion and all that, but that opinion is madness. We're playing well - every manager in the league would be sacked by Christmas going by that lunacy. akershaker
  • Score: 1

1:03am Mon 18 Aug 14

california andy says...

Sorry to note that Stephens was on the Southampton bench today v Liverpool. I think that means he won't be coming our way :-(((
Sorry to note that Stephens was on the Southampton bench today v Liverpool. I think that means he won't be coming our way :-((( california andy
  • Score: 1

7:38am Mon 18 Aug 14

The Jockster says...

california andy wrote:
Sorry to note that Stephens was on the Southampton bench today v Liverpool. I think that means he won't be coming our way :-(((
No sh!t Sherlock!
[quote][p][bold]california andy[/bold] wrote: Sorry to note that Stephens was on the Southampton bench today v Liverpool. I think that means he won't be coming our way :-((([/p][/quote]No sh!t Sherlock! The Jockster
  • Score: -1

7:48am Mon 18 Aug 14

swindonjason says...

I was at the game and have to say it was a great performance from Swindon. The only concern was the finishing was not a clinical as has been in recent weeks. But hey, there will be games through the season where we will ride our luck and come away with points.

As for the penalty and sending off, I have seen it on TV and the pictures still give me uncertainty about the penalty, but Louis should have only received a yellow card as there was another covering defender, and the Crawley player was running toward the corner flag. I agree with Cooper - How can the ref make a key decision like this form where he was. It is not the refs foault for his positioning as he was cathing up play form a long counter attack, but its incidents like this where he needs assistance from the man on the side - afterall, he is named a 'referees Assistant'.

Anyway, we move on, and Gillingham tomorrow without Louis. i don't think the club will appeal the sending off.

On a different note, the JPT game at Newport may be delayed by a week as it clashed with the NATO summit being held in Newport on the same week. This info in on their club's website.
I was at the game and have to say it was a great performance from Swindon. The only concern was the finishing was not a clinical as has been in recent weeks. But hey, there will be games through the season where we will ride our luck and come away with points. As for the penalty and sending off, I have seen it on TV and the pictures still give me uncertainty about the penalty, but Louis should have only received a yellow card as there was another covering defender, and the Crawley player was running toward the corner flag. I agree with Cooper - How can the ref make a key decision like this form where he was. It is not the refs foault for his positioning as he was cathing up play form a long counter attack, but its incidents like this where he needs assistance from the man on the side - afterall, he is named a 'referees Assistant'. Anyway, we move on, and Gillingham tomorrow without Louis. i don't think the club will appeal the sending off. On a different note, the JPT game at Newport may be delayed by a week as it clashed with the NATO summit being held in Newport on the same week. This info in on their club's website. swindonjason
  • Score: -1

7:50am Mon 18 Aug 14

Oi Den! says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
MITTED, are you sure the ref got it wrong? I wasn't there but have seen it several times on TV. It was a tackle from behind. You may be better informed than me on this point but I thought refs were now instructed to treat all tackles from behind as fouls, regardless of whether the ball is won.
Hmmm.... Thought I'd come back and have a look to see if anyone had been able to add anything about the tackle from behind. I see oo-r-ya had similar thoughts to mine and between us we've accumulated 6 minuses. Seems it's much easier to chuck hands in the hair and whinge that the ref was crap than have an adult discussion about the decision.
Hands in the hair? Is Prutton back? I certainly deserve the minuses for that one!
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: MITTED, are you sure the ref got it wrong? I wasn't there but have seen it several times on TV. It was a tackle from behind. You may be better informed than me on this point but I thought refs were now instructed to treat all tackles from behind as fouls, regardless of whether the ball is won.[/p][/quote]Hmmm.... Thought I'd come back and have a look to see if anyone had been able to add anything about the tackle from behind. I see oo-r-ya had similar thoughts to mine and between us we've accumulated 6 minuses. Seems it's much easier to chuck hands in the hair and whinge that the ref was crap than have an adult discussion about the decision.[/p][/quote]Hands in the hair? Is Prutton back? I certainly deserve the minuses for that one! Oi Den!
  • Score: 0

9:02am Mon 18 Aug 14

castle9 says...

dazzastfc wrote:
castle9 wrote:
Anyone else noted that Hardly Red has been completely absent from the match threads on this board for the last week???

We narrowly lose one game and he is back posting his usual garbage.

Unfortunately he's not the only one that is quick to criticise and non existent when it comes to giving credit where credit is due.
Why the big issue with someone that has a different opinion than yours..
If you dont like what he post just blank it out and read something else
You missed the point, try reading the post again.

Don't worry, normally I do blank your posts out, but at least you came on and gave credit after the Scunthorpe match. Hardly and his ilk did no such thing.
[quote][p][bold]dazzastfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]castle9[/bold] wrote: Anyone else noted that Hardly Red has been completely absent from the match threads on this board for the last week??? We narrowly lose one game and he is back posting his usual garbage. Unfortunately he's not the only one that is quick to criticise and non existent when it comes to giving credit where credit is due.[/p][/quote]Why the big issue with someone that has a different opinion than yours.. If you dont like what he post just blank it out and read something else[/p][/quote]You missed the point, try reading the post again. Don't worry, normally I do blank your posts out, but at least you came on and gave credit after the Scunthorpe match. Hardly and his ilk did no such thing. castle9
  • Score: 1

9:45am Mon 18 Aug 14

redbythesea says...

Reference the penalty, unfortunately an appeal would be pointless, as there was enough doubt that the referee cannot be proven to have made an obvious mistake, particularly without the hindsight of tv replays. As gutting as it was for the players to lose that game, we just need to wise up and appreciate that we are vulnerable to the long ball over the top.we got hit the same way in the first game of the season against Peterborough, so it was nothing new for us.
As for the disagreements on here between posters, it just has to be accepted that there are a few, who get their little kicks in life by stirring up the emotions of the true fans. Hardly Red, is one of these, and as such, nothing he says can ever be taken seriously, as he has only one aim. The fact that he's not even as good at it as Smirg discredits him even further.
Reference the penalty, unfortunately an appeal would be pointless, as there was enough doubt that the referee cannot be proven to have made an obvious mistake, particularly without the hindsight of tv replays. As gutting as it was for the players to lose that game, we just need to wise up and appreciate that we are vulnerable to the long ball over the top.we got hit the same way in the first game of the season against Peterborough, so it was nothing new for us. As for the disagreements on here between posters, it just has to be accepted that there are a few, who get their little kicks in life by stirring up the emotions of the true fans. Hardly Red, is one of these, and as such, nothing he says can ever be taken seriously, as he has only one aim. The fact that he's not even as good at it as Smirg discredits him even further. redbythesea
  • Score: 1

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