MATCHDAY LIVE: Swindon Town v Bury

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  • REPORTING BY SAM MORSHEAD & ANDY WARREN
  • FT: Swindon Town 0 Bury 1
  • Schumacher pokes Bury in front, with a goal which ultimately proves to be the winner.
  • Joint caretaker player-manager Tommy Miller admits the Robins need a new voice in the dressing room.

10:40pm

That's it from us for tonight, ladies and gents. One to forget for everyone involved with the club.

We're back for the trip to Coventry on Saturday, see you then.

10:37pm

10:37pm

Rooney praised the work of Tommy Miller and Darren Ward in the last week, and backed the duo to carry on.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: BREAKTHROUGH: Luke Rooney celebrates his opening goal against Crawley

LUKE ROONEY

“What they have done is admirable, and they have shown courage and been brave to step out the dressing room, and a lot of pros wouldn’t have done it," he said.

“It probably doesn’t look good on them, but hopefully they get given another chance on Saturday at Coventry.

“The boys will feel they let them down a bit tonight, but it is out of our hands.

“If someone comes in the boys will take to it, but if Darren and Tommy carry on then we will give them everything.

“We let ourselves down too, and it is about the team as a group. Tommy and Darren have come out of it but they are still players.”

10:35pm

Winger Luke Rooney returned this evening following a long exile from the Town squad, and while he was pleased by his own display he was disappointed with the result.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Luke Rooney

LUKE ROONEY

“Delighted to get on the pitch finally, but it means nothing because it wasn’t a good result," he said.

“It’s a long season, and we have another game on Saturday and the game is coming thick and fast now.

“It looked like I tried to shoot (when he robbed keeper Carson before hitting the side netting), but I lost my balance when I opened up my body and I lost my balance.

“I think I did okay when I came on, and I tried to keep the ball and I didn’t give it away too much.”

10:24pm

YOUR SAY

10:20pm

YOUR SAY

10:19pm Tue 26 Feb 13

pog702 says

Miller and Ward (especially) have been immense as players this season and to lump management duties on top of them is far too much to take on. The last two games has seen an unusally hesitant defence (Ward too much to think about). In addition, these two have got far too much on to consider training, injuries, loan players, opposition, their own games, making substitutions. They have huge credit for taking the job on, because PDC threw his toys out...but they need to be left to playing football. Get an interim manager in asap.
I don't blame the new board, I don't blame these two. Most teams are losing their way, including unbeaten Bournemouth. Plus, the squad is small and getting injured, need 3 quality loan players.

10:19pm

YOUR SAY

10:18pm

Joint caretaker player-manager Tommy Miller has spoken to the media, and when asked whether tonight's performance was the worst of the season he agreed.

Miller also suggested that now might be the time for a manager to come in from outside the club.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: THE CARETAKERS: Darren Ward and Tommy Miller  Picture: Rob Noyes/swindontown.co.uk

TIME FOR A CHANGE? Darren Ward and Tommy Miller

“I agree, it was rubbish all throughout and we didn’t get going, and I include myself in that," he said.

“There was a bit of complacency maybe with Bury struggling in the table, but we struggled and we weren’t at the races.

“We didn’t create many chances, if any, and when we went down there was no urgency and no fight.

“We have had fantastic opportunities to go top of the league, but we haven’t been able to take them.

“We say we want promotion but we have not been delivering.

“Something needs correcting, and whether that is me and Darren we will see.

“We have to look at everything, and how the lads have responded and something needs to be done.

“Darren and I need to have a chat, and ultoimately we are still players so we will see.

“There is no doubting the effort but the final ball wasn’t there and maybe it needs a different voice from the outside now.

“I think it needs someone different to tell them, but for me and Darren it's hard for us to work things out on the pitch.”

10:07pm

We are expecting Tommy Miller in the next few minutes.

10:05pm

YOUR SAY

9:51pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Since 1950 says

Abject! The worst performance since Hart days. Just awful. I defy anyone to go any positives from that. The slide down the league starts. Bye promotion!

10:00pm

We are still waiting to hear from either of the managment duo or the rest of the players.

10:00pm

YOUR SAY

9:55pm

YOUR SAY

9:53pm

YOUR SAY

9:50pm

LEAGUE ONE FULL-TIMES

Bournemouth 0-2 Coventry
Carlisle 0-3 Walsall
Colchester 2-0 Yeovil
Crawley 1-2 Brentford
Hartlepool 3-0 Crewe
Portsmouth 1-1 MK Dons
Scunthorpe 1-0 Stevenage
Sheff Utd 0-0 Leyton Orient
Shrewsbury 1-2 Doncaster
Swindon 0-1 Bury
Tranmere 1-1 Notts County

Town down to fourth after tonight's results, with Doncaster taking over at the top

9:48pm

9:37pm

 

FULL-TIME: Swindon Town 0 Bury 1

9:36pm

90+4 minutes: A Town corner goes to waste as time ticks on further.

9:35pm

90 + 3 minutes: Luke Rooney robs Carson of the ball, but can only poke his shot into the side-netting.

9:33pm

YELLOW CARD: Nathan Thompson booked for a trip on the edge of the box, and Schumacher forces a great save from Foderingham from the free-kick.

9:32pm

88 minutes: The ball is lobbed into the box, but Flint’s flick-on is nowhere near a Town shirt. Time is fast running out but five minutes are added on.

9:31pm

Mark Carrington and Johnson Clarke-Harris both went into the book earlier, I should tell you.

9:28pm

ATTENDANCE: 7,508 (95 Bury fans)

9:26pm

81 minutes: Adam Rooney fires in an overhead kick which is gathered by Carson.

9:26pm

80 minutes: Town’s best chance of the night comes and goes as Darren Ward flicks on a free-kick and Aden Flint powers in a header which is well saved by Carson.

9:25pm

DOUBLE SUBSTITUTION: Tom Soares and Craig Fagan replaced by Johnson Clarke-Harris and Craig Jones.

9:23pm

79 minutes: Rooney (Luke) has Town’s first shot on target as he fires a free-kick straight at Carson.

9:23pm

YELLOW CARD: Carrington booked for tripping Collins from behind. (78)

9:21pm

9:20pm Tue 26 Feb 13

old town robin says

so is Nat playing full back or midfield

Thompson in at right-back with McCormack into midfield.

9:20pm

76 minutes: Rooney’s first act is to lift a cross into the box, but Williams fouls his man and gives away a free kick.

9:19pm

SUBSTITUTION: Luke Rooney makes his return to the Town first-time, replacing Gary Roberts.

9:18pm

73 minutes: Schumacher shoots over for Bury.

9:16pm

71 minutes: Roberts fires the free kick over.

9:16pm

YELLOW CARD: Tom Soares is booked for chopping down Nathan Thompson.

9:13pm

SUBSTITUTION: Raffa De Vita is replaced by Adam Rooney....eventually. The fourth official holds a blank board up at least four times before the change is made.

9:11pm

66 minutes: Collins latches onto a through-ball but volleys an effort off target.

9:08pm

63 minutes: Skarz is a lucky man after avoiding a yellow card for bringing down Roberts after the winger popped the ball past him. Should have been off.

9:06pm

 

YELLOW CARD: Joe Skarz booked for wasting time.

9:05pm

SUBSTITUTION: Alan Navarro replaced by Nathan Thompson. (61)
 

A big cheer comes up as Navarro’s number is held up. He was off the pace, but understandable given how long he was out.

9:03pm

Some huge groans coming up from the Town crowd as Alan Navarro and then Jay McEveley pass the ball straight out of play.

The fans want a change, and it looks as if they are going to get one as Nathan Thompson readies himself to come on for Alan Navarro.

9:00pm

55 minutes: Town work their way into the box before De Vita’s cross is cleared, and when it comes back in again Trevor Carson beats Williams to the ball.

8:57pm

There is still not much in the way of quality in the game, but Town are now having some longer spells of possesion.

8:56pm

Jamie Pitman has been a lot more visible on the touchline this evening, but doesn't seem particularly authoritative.

8:51pm

47 minutes: Town win an early corner at the start of the second half, but Flint heads wide, very wide. A little bit more urgency from Town though.

8:46pm

 

Back underway

8:46pm

Teams back for the second half for Town, no changes.

8:43pm

YOUR SAY

8:39pm

LEAGUE ONE HALF-TIMES

Bournemouth 0-1 Coventry
Carlisle 0-1 Walsall
Colchester 1-0 Yeovil
Crawley 0-2 Brentford
Hartlepool 2-0 Crewe
Portsmouth 1-1 MK Dons
Scunthorpe 0-0 Stevenage
Sheff Utd 0-0 Leyton Orient
Shrewsbury 0-0 Doncaster
Swindon 0-1 Bury
Tranmere 1-0 Notts County

As things stand, Town are down to fourth and Tranmere take over at the top.

8:36pm

YOUR SAY
Really not anything to cheer about in this first half. Dire.

8:33pm

YOUR SAY

8:32pm

A smattering of boos there as Town leave the field.

8:32pm

 

HALF-TIME: Swindon Town 0 Bury 1

8:32pm

45+1 minutes: McCormack cuts back, but his cross is too hard and goes out of play.

8:30pm

One minute added.

8:28pm

40 minutes: Miller sends in a corner from the left, and this time it is Flint who heads over.

8:25pm

38 minutes: Roberts flights a free-kick into the box, but Ward can only head over.

8:22pm

Town really struggling to get a grip of the midfield here, which Bury are looking to flood and then attack Swindon on the counter. THe Robins just don't seem able to get the ball down and play.

8:20pm

31 minutes: Williams latches onto a through-ball and appears to be impeded by Ashley Eastham, but he manages to get a shot off and the referee gives nothing. Looked like a clear free-kick outside the box, which would have also resulted in a red card.

8:18pm

28 minutes: Collins fires in Town’s first real effort of the half, but it is very wide.

8:17pm

27 minutes: Collins gets clear down the left, but after stumbling on the ball is cross is cleared.

8:12pm

23 minutes: Mark Carrington fires well over for the visitors.

8:09pm

That was Schumacher's 10th goal of the season.

8:09pm

 

21 minutes: GOAL 1-0 BURY (Schumacher) A great turn in midfield from Craig Fagan sets Bury away, and after the ball is worked out to Joe Skarz his cross is turned home by Schumacher who ghosted in at the near post.

8:06pm

18 minutes: David Worrall fires wide after McEveley does well to stop Ajose again.

8:03pm

15 minutes: A Gary Roberts cross is cleared behind, and from the corner Collins can’t quite get on the end of the cross as he slides in.

8:01pm

Referee Adcock is enjoying blowing his whitstle so far. A pretty stop-start affair.

7:57pm

A pretty ugly opening 10 minutes or so here at the County Ground.

7:57pm

Eight minutes: Nicky Ajose latches onto a great ball from the outside of Schumacher’s boot and beats Jay McEveley, but the Town defender gets back well to tackle inside the box. The resulting corner goes straight out of play.

7:52pm

Four minutes: The ball is lifted into the box in the direction of James Collins, but he can’t reach the ball as it bobble through to goalkeeper Trevor Carson.

7:48pm

One minute: Wes Foderingham has to scramble outside his box to clear, but finds row D of the Arkells stand well.

7:45pm

 

We are underway. Town kicking towards the Stratton Bank.

7:42pm

Here come the teams!

7:41pm

7:37pm

YOUR SAY

Any more predictions guys?

Get involved using #stfcadver, or by leaving your comments in the box below.

7:36pm

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7:34pm

Town could go back to the top of League One this evening with three points, but for that to happen Sheffield United would need to slip up at home to Leyton Orient.

On the other hand, they could drop as low as sixth.

7:29pm

LEAGUE ONE FIXTURES

Bournemouth v Coventry
Carlisle v Walsall
Colchester v Yeovil
Crawley v Brentford
Hartlepool v Crewe
Portsmouth v MK Dons
Scunthorpe v Stevenage
Sheff Utd v Leyton Orient
Shrewsbury v Doncaster
Swindon v Bury
Tranmere v Notts County

7:27pm

Just under 20 minutes until kick-off now, and the County Ground is slowly filling up. Not expecting a huge crowd this evening.

7:26pm

DANGER MEN

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Steven Schumacher battles with Ryan Bertrand
Steven Schumacher
The former Everton midfielder makes Bury tick, and can control a midfield if given the chance. He will be stationed behind the lone-forward Craig Fagan, and will be looking to thread balls through as well as being confident to shoot from distance.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Craig Fagan shows his delight after equalising from the penalty spot

Craig Fagan
Tonight is the former Hull and Derby man’s first start for the Shakers, having joined the club after leaving Bradford in the summer. Has played in the Premier League in days when he had lightning pace, but despite having been robbed of that due to a succession of injuries, still has an eye for goal.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Nicky Ajose scores the Reds winner

Nick Ajose
The Peterborough loanee has given Bury a new lease of life since making the temporary move, and offers his side the chance to get in behind. Decent pace and keen to get into the box, Ajose can cause any teams trouble at this level.

7:25pm

YOUR SAY

7:13pm Tue 26 Feb 13

super red says

Wish that Nathan was starting and macca pushed into midfield.

Still as long as 3 Pts arrive.

7:23pm

YOUR SAY - PREDICTIONS

 

7:13pm

CHARITY BET

Our total raised for the STFC Football in the Community Trust still stands at £53. Will we be adding to that total this evening.

SAM: Swindon Town 3 Bury 0, Raffa De Vita 1st scorer - 28/1

ANDY: Swindon Town 2 Bury 0, Tommy Miller 1st scorer - 40/1

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Swindon Town's Raffa De VitaThe Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: CONFIDENCE BUILDER: Tommy Miller

DO IT FOR CHARITY: Raffa De Vita & Tommy Miller

7:09pm

YOUR SAY

7:06pm Tue 26 Feb 13

postyredman says

Keep your eyes peeled gents for anyone sat in the crowd trying to put themselves in the frame for the managers job

Let us know who you might spot, ladies and gents.

7:08pm

FUN FACT: During his time at Sheffield United, Bury boss Kevin Blackwell was at one point the highest placed former goalkeeper managing in English football.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Kevin Blackwell

KEVIN BLACKWELL

7:07pm

BREAKING TEAM NEWS

BURY v Swindon Town: Carson; Worrall, Eastham, Ebank-Landell, Skarz; Carrington, Thompson; Soares, Schumacher; Ajose; Fagan

Substitutes: Belford, Regan, Clarke-Harris, Jones, Healey

7:03pm

Joe Devera's fitness work on the pitch has gone up a gear now, and to be fair to him, he is looking pretty sharp.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Swindon Town's Joe Devera in action against Leyton Orient

JOE DEVERA

 

7:01pm

6:58pm Tue 26 Feb 13

the wizard says

Not a great fan of Navarro and Miller playing together, we play our best when we play Ferry, but if he is injured then its unavoidable.

Hope the lads have a good one tonight, three points but more importantly a convincing performance is essential.

The experienced pair started the season on fire, but I agree, they have struggled to replicate that since when paired together.

6:59pm

YOUR SAY

6:57pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Rebel_phish says

A win is a win is a win....

So, LETS WIN.

I'd take a 1 nill, but lets hope for a convincing result and show we're not going to just roll over 'cos our leader has flown the coup.

6:57pm

YOUR SAY

6:56pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Steve. Brentford says

I was stood in the Townend when we beat Bury 8-0 cold outside but being up the top of the townend above the exit kept you warm in those days,i`m getting old.
Hope we get 3 points tonight because anything less will see others start panicking.Sam or Andy can you let us know if anyone in the dugout does any of the orchastating please.

Duly noted, we'll give you an update. We expect Jamie Pitman to be back on the bench this evening.

6:55pm

Joe Devera is closing in on a return to full fitness and he's being put through his paces by interim fitness coach Michael Peacock.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Joe Devera

JOE DEVERA

Devera has not played since the trip to Leyton Orient on January 29 because of a hamstring injury.

6:51pm

BREAKING TEAM NEWS

SWINDON TOWN v Bury: Foderingham; McCormack, Flint, Ward, McEveley; Roberts, Navarro, Miller, De Vita; Collins, Williams

Substitutes: Bedwell, Thompson N, Oakley, Thompson L, Rooney L, Rooney A

6:51pm

Alan Navarro will start this evening.

6:49pm

YOUR SAY

6:43pm Tue 26 Feb 13

vikingred says

A big 3 points needed tonight. We've dropped 4 vital points in our last two home games. Business end of the season now and if we are serious about automatic promotion we have to win games like these. COYR...

You and I have the same thoughts...

6:48pm

ADVER CHIEF SPORTS WRITER SAM MORSHEAD: "It's a really important game tonight for more than just league position.

"Sure, Swindon can go top with a win if Leyton Orient do them a favour at Sheffield United, but against a struggling team this match will surely show whether or not the dynamic of Darren Ward and Tommy Miller in charge actually works.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Adver chief sports writer Sam Morshead

SAM MORSHEAD

"Points cannot afford to be dropped tonight if automatic promotion remains top of the agenda. Tomorrow chairman Jed McCrory will meet with Ward and Miller to discuss the immediate future. If the players want to keep charge at the club they need to put in a shift this evening."

6:45pm

YOUR SAY

6:42pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Dover Red says

The Ferry injury is a blow, we look our best when he is fit and playing

6:43pm

Swindon striker Miles Storey, currently sidelined with a hamstring tear, is evidently not enjoying his spell out of the first-team squad.

6:42pm

YOUR SAY

6:40pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Robinonfire says

Lets Bury...Bury

Come on you REDS

6:42pm

HEAD TO HEAD

Bury don’t make the trip to Swindon very well.

 

The Shakers have lost three-quarters of their matches at the County Ground over the years, haven’t won in 12 games spanning three-and-a-half decades and were the victims of Town’s crushing 8-0 victory in December 1979.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Chris Kamara will visit Watford.

CHRIS KAMARA: SCORER IN TOWN'S RECORD 8-0 VICTORY OVER BURY IN 1979

The three games the Gigg Lane outfit have managed to take all the points from in the history of this fixture came within a four-meeting burst in the 1960s and 1970s but otherwise it has been nothing but doom and gloom for Bury in Wiltshire.

 

In recent years Town have been equally dominant over the Shakers at home, winning the last three clashes between the sides.

The most recent match came in November 2006, when Christian Roberts’ strike and an own goal from John Fitzgerald.

6:40pm

6:38pm

YOUR SAY
Safe travels!

6:37pm

TEAM NEWS

Nothing official until around 7pm but here's an insight into the state of the Town squad's fitness.

Alan Navarro and Simon Ferry are both struggling with knocks and could miss out, with Alan McCormack possibly partnering Tommy Miller in the middle of midfield.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Swindon Town's Simon Ferry

DOUBT: SIMON FERRY

Miles Storey is out for the rest of the season with a hamstring injury and Troy Archibald-Henville is recovering from knee surgery.

6:33pm

Remember ‘Matchday Live’ is not just about us spouting nonsense for five hours at a time. It’s a forum for Swindon Town fans’ views on everything going on at SN1 at present.

Whether it’s team selection or lukewarm coffee in the Don Rogers, we want to hear from you.

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Get involved!

6:30pm

Good evening ladies and gentlemen and welcome to the County Ground for the Advertiser’s live coverage of Swindon Town’s clash with Bury.

After a 1-1 draw with Preston on Saturday, caretaker managers Tommy Miller and Darren Ward will be hoping for all three points against the relegation-haunted Shakers.

Keep up to date with all the events at the County Ground right here. Enjoy!

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6:34pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Stfc_BristolRed says...

Just a constructive suggestion..........


How about starting a new article at 10pm or once the interviews are finished just giving a few bullet points of scorers etc.

Will give everybody a fresh page to comment and discuss on then instead of having to trawl through a load of commentry and Pre match talk to get down to the recent comments?
Just a constructive suggestion.......... How about starting a new article at 10pm or once the interviews are finished just giving a few bullet points of scorers etc. Will give everybody a fresh page to comment and discuss on then instead of having to trawl through a load of commentry and Pre match talk to get down to the recent comments? Stfc_BristolRed

6:40pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Robinonfire says...

Lets Bury...Bury

Come on you REDS
Lets Bury...Bury Come on you REDS Robinonfire

6:42pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Dover Red says...

The Ferry injury is a blow, we look our best when he is fit and playing
The Ferry injury is a blow, we look our best when he is fit and playing Dover Red

6:43pm Tue 26 Feb 13

vikingred says...

A big 3 points needed tonight. We've dropped 4 vital points in our last two home games. Business end of the season now and if we are serious about automatic promotion we have to win games like these. COYR...
A big 3 points needed tonight. We've dropped 4 vital points in our last two home games. Business end of the season now and if we are serious about automatic promotion we have to win games like these. COYR... vikingred

6:45pm Tue 26 Feb 13

mallorca says...

To Be Honest any Win will do.Hate it when we play teams that are struggling,still let´s hope it all comes out OK
Anyone any news on what Graham turner was mouthing about we owe 20.000 on Collins???? was this what held up the FL rubber stamping the deal, as all we need now with all these injuries is another embargo
To Be Honest any Win will do.Hate it when we play teams that are struggling,still let´s hope it all comes out OK Anyone any news on what Graham turner was mouthing about we owe 20.000 on Collins???? was this what held up the FL rubber stamping the deal, as all we need now with all these injuries is another embargo mallorca

6:56pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Steve. Brentford says...

I was stood in the Townend when we beat Bury 8-0 cold outside but being up the top of the townend above the exit kept you warm in those days,i`m getting old.
Hope we get 3 points tonight because anything less will see others start panicking.Sam or Andy can you let us know if anyone in the dugout does any of the orchastating please.
I was stood in the Townend when we beat Bury 8-0 cold outside but being up the top of the townend above the exit kept you warm in those days,i`m getting old. Hope we get 3 points tonight because anything less will see others start panicking.Sam or Andy can you let us know if anyone in the dugout does any of the orchastating please. Steve. Brentford

6:57pm Tue 26 Feb 13

lambo says...

with ferry absent would like to see more dynamism in the midfield.

to that end, I would push Macca into Ferry's spot in the middle with thompson slotting back in right back.

let's go #stfc
with ferry absent would like to see more dynamism in the midfield. to that end, I would push Macca into Ferry's spot in the middle with thompson slotting back in right back. let's go #stfc lambo

6:57pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Steve. Brentford says...

Steve. Brentford wrote:
I was stood in the Townend when we beat Bury 8-0 cold outside but being up the top of the townend above the exit kept you warm in those days,i`m getting old.
Hope we get 3 points tonight because anything less will see others start panicking.Sam or Andy can you let us know if anyone in the dugout does any of the orchastating please.
orchestrating
[quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: I was stood in the Townend when we beat Bury 8-0 cold outside but being up the top of the townend above the exit kept you warm in those days,i`m getting old. Hope we get 3 points tonight because anything less will see others start panicking.Sam or Andy can you let us know if anyone in the dugout does any of the orchastating please.[/p][/quote]orchestrating Steve. Brentford

6:57pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Rebel_phish says...

A win is a win is a win....

So, LETS WIN.

I'd take a 1 nill, but lets hope for a convincing result and show we're not going to just roll over 'cos our leader has flown the coup.
A win is a win is a win.... So, LETS WIN. I'd take a 1 nill, but lets hope for a convincing result and show we're not going to just roll over 'cos our leader has flown the coup. Rebel_phish

6:58pm Tue 26 Feb 13

the wizard says...

Not a great fan of Navarro and Miller playing together, we play our best when we play Ferry, but if he is injured then its unavoidable.

Hope the lads have a good one tonight, three points but more importantly a convincing performance is essential.
Not a great fan of Navarro and Miller playing together, we play our best when we play Ferry, but if he is injured then its unavoidable. Hope the lads have a good one tonight, three points but more importantly a convincing performance is essential. the wizard

7:06pm Tue 26 Feb 13

postyredman says...

Keep your eyes peeled gents for anyone sat in the crowd trying to put themselves in the frame for the managers job
Keep your eyes peeled gents for anyone sat in the crowd trying to put themselves in the frame for the managers job postyredman

7:10pm Tue 26 Feb 13

GUVS MASTER says...

the wizard wrote:
Not a great fan of Navarro and Miller playing together, we play our best when we play Ferry, but if he is injured then its unavoidable.

Hope the lads have a good one tonight, three points but more importantly a convincing performance is essential.
Spot on. We could do with a new signing or two asap would like to see bostock back he would be ideal replacement for ferry just hope we win tonight 2-0 COYR
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: Not a great fan of Navarro and Miller playing together, we play our best when we play Ferry, but if he is injured then its unavoidable. Hope the lads have a good one tonight, three points but more importantly a convincing performance is essential.[/p][/quote]Spot on. We could do with a new signing or two asap would like to see bostock back he would be ideal replacement for ferry just hope we win tonight 2-0 COYR GUVS MASTER

7:10pm Tue 26 Feb 13

arkells says...

jed ill have the managers job, i got town in the prem on football manager
jed ill have the managers job, i got town in the prem on football manager arkells

7:12pm Tue 26 Feb 13

old town robin says...

Have to say a very disappointing team selection. Macca is a liability at RB, why is Nat Thompson not being played, is he carrying a knock?. Midfield also weak, Navarro has to step up big time to replace Ferry, Up front de Vita, Collins and Williams hardly deserve a start after Saturday, really thought Adam Rooney would have got the nod over at least one of them.

Obviously would like to be proved wrong and they all have great games. Have had to miss the first home game this season, have gone down with the nova bug and it's knocked the scheite out of me, wouldn't wish this virus on anyone
Have to say a very disappointing team selection. Macca is a liability at RB, why is Nat Thompson not being played, is he carrying a knock?. Midfield also weak, Navarro has to step up big time to replace Ferry, Up front de Vita, Collins and Williams hardly deserve a start after Saturday, really thought Adam Rooney would have got the nod over at least one of them. Obviously would like to be proved wrong and they all have great games. Have had to miss the first home game this season, have gone down with the nova bug and it's knocked the scheite out of me, wouldn't wish this virus on anyone old town robin

7:13pm Tue 26 Feb 13

super red says...

Wish that Nathan was starting and macca pushed into midfield.

Still as long as 3 Pts arrive.
Wish that Nathan was starting and macca pushed into midfield. Still as long as 3 Pts arrive. super red

7:14pm Tue 26 Feb 13

GUVS MASTER says...

Would like to see Louis Thompson get some game time tonight COYR
Would like to see Louis Thompson get some game time tonight COYR GUVS MASTER

7:33pm Tue 26 Feb 13

EastoeSTFC says...

3 points please !
Any thoughts about David Kerslake the no2 at top of the Championship Cardiff City taking on the STFC role
He was a superb player under Ossie
3 points please ! Any thoughts about David Kerslake the no2 at top of the Championship Cardiff City taking on the STFC role He was a superb player under Ossie EastoeSTFC

7:35pm Tue 26 Feb 13

STFCman&boy1973 says...

old town robin wrote:
Have to say a very disappointing team selection. Macca is a liability at RB, why is Nat Thompson not being played, is he carrying a knock?. Midfield also weak, Navarro has to step up big time to replace Ferry, Up front de Vita, Collins and Williams hardly deserve a start after Saturday, really thought Adam Rooney would have got the nod over at least one of them.

Obviously would like to be proved wrong and they all have great games. Have had to miss the first home game this season, have gone down with the nova bug and it's knocked the scheite out of me, wouldn't wish this virus on anyone
Get well soon fella, I hope 3pts will help you feel better...

COYMRs
[quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: Have to say a very disappointing team selection. Macca is a liability at RB, why is Nat Thompson not being played, is he carrying a knock?. Midfield also weak, Navarro has to step up big time to replace Ferry, Up front de Vita, Collins and Williams hardly deserve a start after Saturday, really thought Adam Rooney would have got the nod over at least one of them. Obviously would like to be proved wrong and they all have great games. Have had to miss the first home game this season, have gone down with the nova bug and it's knocked the scheite out of me, wouldn't wish this virus on anyone[/p][/quote]Get well soon fella, I hope 3pts will help you feel better... COYMRs STFCman&boy1973

7:39pm Tue 26 Feb 13

old town robin says...

postyredman wrote:
Keep your eyes peeled gents for anyone sat in the crowd trying to put themselves in the frame for the managers job
Well Paul Jewell and Ian Dowie won't be there they are pundits on SKY
[quote][p][bold]postyredman[/bold] wrote: Keep your eyes peeled gents for anyone sat in the crowd trying to put themselves in the frame for the managers job[/p][/quote]Well Paul Jewell and Ian Dowie won't be there they are pundits on SKY old town robin

7:41pm Tue 26 Feb 13

old town robin says...

STFCman&boy1973 wrote:
old town robin wrote:
Have to say a very disappointing team selection. Macca is a liability at RB, why is Nat Thompson not being played, is he carrying a knock?. Midfield also weak, Navarro has to step up big time to replace Ferry, Up front de Vita, Collins and Williams hardly deserve a start after Saturday, really thought Adam Rooney would have got the nod over at least one of them.

Obviously would like to be proved wrong and they all have great games. Have had to miss the first home game this season, have gone down with the nova bug and it's knocked the scheite out of me, wouldn't wish this virus on anyone
Get well soon fella, I hope 3pts will help you feel better...

COYMRs
Thanks for your good wishes M&B, 3 pts will certainly lift my spirits
[quote][p][bold]STFCman&boy1973[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: Have to say a very disappointing team selection. Macca is a liability at RB, why is Nat Thompson not being played, is he carrying a knock?. Midfield also weak, Navarro has to step up big time to replace Ferry, Up front de Vita, Collins and Williams hardly deserve a start after Saturday, really thought Adam Rooney would have got the nod over at least one of them. Obviously would like to be proved wrong and they all have great games. Have had to miss the first home game this season, have gone down with the nova bug and it's knocked the scheite out of me, wouldn't wish this virus on anyone[/p][/quote]Get well soon fella, I hope 3pts will help you feel better... COYMRs[/p][/quote]Thanks for your good wishes M&B, 3 pts will certainly lift my spirits old town robin

7:41pm Tue 26 Feb 13

mancrobin says...

Watch out for Collins. First minute.
Watch out for Collins. First minute. mancrobin

7:41pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Steve. Brentford says...

Hoping for a convincing 3-0
if i was betting i would go for 1-1.
C'mon Swindon.
Hoping for a convincing 3-0 if i was betting i would go for 1-1. C'mon Swindon. Steve. Brentford

7:45pm Tue 26 Feb 13

1STFC! says...

Lets see if we can turn these chances into goals!!
Lets see if we can turn these chances into goals!! 1STFC!

7:47pm Tue 26 Feb 13

joey butler says...

Steve. Brentford wrote:
Steve. Brentford wrote:
I was stood in the Townend when we beat Bury 8-0 cold outside but being up the top of the townend above the exit kept you warm in those days,i`m getting old.
Hope we get 3 points tonight because anything less will see others start panicking.Sam or Andy can you let us know if anyone in the dugout does any of the orchastating please.
orchestrating
Perhaps you were thinking of Guv when you made your spelling mistake Steve!!
[quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: I was stood in the Townend when we beat Bury 8-0 cold outside but being up the top of the townend above the exit kept you warm in those days,i`m getting old. Hope we get 3 points tonight because anything less will see others start panicking.Sam or Andy can you let us know if anyone in the dugout does any of the orchastating please.[/p][/quote]orchestrating[/p][/quote]Perhaps you were thinking of Guv when you made your spelling mistake Steve!! joey butler

7:47pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Oldhamred says...

Gutted I can't be there tonight but am sure of 3 important points....Town 3-0.
Gutted I can't be there tonight but am sure of 3 important points....Town 3-0. Oldhamred

7:49pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Roger_Smart says...

I expect a big fat Bury bus to be parked in the away penalty area
I expect a big fat Bury bus to be parked in the away penalty area Roger_Smart

7:50pm Tue 26 Feb 13

old town robin says...

Crawley up against it, down to 10 men after 1 minute, but Brentford missed the penalty, but would dtill fancy them to win this one.
Crawley up against it, down to 10 men after 1 minute, but Brentford missed the penalty, but would dtill fancy them to win this one. old town robin

8:00pm Tue 26 Feb 13

super red says...

Girl from sky sports commenting on the game mentioned there has been a few passes!!!

Eh, how much is she on, give me the mic and let me do that job.
Girl from sky sports commenting on the game mentioned there has been a few passes!!! Eh, how much is she on, give me the mic and let me do that job. super red

8:00pm Tue 26 Feb 13

old town robin says...

from what I've seen and heard of this ex-Everton player Schumacher he looks quite a useful player. Scored a great goal Friday against Notts County.
from what I've seen and heard of this ex-Everton player Schumacher he looks quite a useful player. Scored a great goal Friday against Notts County. old town robin

8:02pm Tue 26 Feb 13

London Red says...

We may have dropped 4 points at home but have picked up rhise 4 points away - still on 2 per game in 2013 and if we keep that up we will go up!
We may have dropped 4 points at home but have picked up rhise 4 points away - still on 2 per game in 2013 and if we keep that up we will go up! London Red

8:02pm Tue 26 Feb 13

the wizard says...

OTR,

Get well soon mate.
OTR, Get well soon mate. the wizard

8:02pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Steve. Brentford says...

joey butler wrote:
Steve. Brentford wrote:
Steve. Brentford wrote:
I was stood in the Townend when we beat Bury 8-0 cold outside but being up the top of the townend above the exit kept you warm in those days,i`m getting old.
Hope we get 3 points tonight because anything less will see others start panicking.Sam or Andy can you let us know if anyone in the dugout does any of the orchastating please.
orchestrating
Perhaps you were thinking of Guv when you made your spelling mistake Steve!!
Haha,definitely thinking of something but Guv was the last thing JB, a little nervy for the lads tonight hopefully necessarily though.
[quote][p][bold]joey butler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: I was stood in the Townend when we beat Bury 8-0 cold outside but being up the top of the townend above the exit kept you warm in those days,i`m getting old. Hope we get 3 points tonight because anything less will see others start panicking.Sam or Andy can you let us know if anyone in the dugout does any of the orchastating please.[/p][/quote]orchestrating[/p][/quote]Perhaps you were thinking of Guv when you made your spelling mistake Steve!![/p][/quote]Haha,definitely thinking of something but Guv was the last thing JB, a little nervy for the lads tonight hopefully necessarily though. Steve. Brentford

8:03pm Tue 26 Feb 13

London Red says...

He could be an alternative to Pack if he is no longer available!
He could be an alternative to Pack if he is no longer available! London Red

8:06pm Tue 26 Feb 13

old town robin says...

the wizard wrote:
OTR,

Get well soon mate.
Thanks Wiz, it's been an hour or more since a visit to the throne, so hopefully on the mend.
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: OTR, Get well soon mate.[/p][/quote]Thanks Wiz, it's been an hour or more since a visit to the throne, so hopefully on the mend. old town robin

8:07pm Tue 26 Feb 13

old town robin says...

So steven Schumacher has put Bury one up, where was our defence
So steven Schumacher has put Bury one up, where was our defence old town robin

8:08pm Tue 26 Feb 13

TenerifeRed says...

here we go again
here we go again TenerifeRed

8:09pm Tue 26 Feb 13

the wizard says...

Oh dear
Oh dear the wizard

8:10pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Steve. Brentford says...

Steve. Brentford wrote:
joey butler wrote:
Steve. Brentford wrote:
Steve. Brentford wrote:
I was stood in the Townend when we beat Bury 8-0 cold outside but being up the top of the townend above the exit kept you warm in those days,i`m getting old.
Hope we get 3 points tonight because anything less will see others start panicking.Sam or Andy can you let us know if anyone in the dugout does any of the orchastating please.
orchestrating
Perhaps you were thinking of Guv when you made your spelling mistake Steve!!
Haha,definitely thinking of something but Guv was the last thing JB, a little nervy for the lads tonight hopefully necessarily though.
Sorry JB meant unnecessarily but looks like those jitters are being confirmed.
[quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]joey butler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: I was stood in the Townend when we beat Bury 8-0 cold outside but being up the top of the townend above the exit kept you warm in those days,i`m getting old. Hope we get 3 points tonight because anything less will see others start panicking.Sam or Andy can you let us know if anyone in the dugout does any of the orchastating please.[/p][/quote]orchestrating[/p][/quote]Perhaps you were thinking of Guv when you made your spelling mistake Steve!![/p][/quote]Haha,definitely thinking of something but Guv was the last thing JB, a little nervy for the lads tonight hopefully necessarily though.[/p][/quote]Sorry JB meant unnecessarily but looks like those jitters are being confirmed. Steve. Brentford

8:10pm Tue 26 Feb 13

old town robin says...

and pack scores again for Cheltenham
and pack scores again for Cheltenham old town robin

8:10pm Tue 26 Feb 13

InspectorIOM says...

Oh no......
Oh no...... InspectorIOM

8:11pm Tue 26 Feb 13

the wizard says...

Why isn't Thompson playing ??
Why isn't Thompson playing ?? the wizard

8:14pm Tue 26 Feb 13

1STFC! says...

We're gonna win 2-1, were gonna win 2-1!!
We're gonna win 2-1, were gonna win 2-1!! 1STFC!

8:14pm Tue 26 Feb 13

the wizard says...

Seems like Bury are just cruising through our mid field.
Seems like Bury are just cruising through our mid field. the wizard

8:19pm Tue 26 Feb 13

EastleazeRed says...

This is dire , we look void of ideas , looking for insperation , crowd getting restless , we need a Manager !
This is dire , we look void of ideas , looking for insperation , crowd getting restless , we need a Manager ! EastleazeRed

8:20pm Tue 26 Feb 13

eastern red says...

Well at least the new board will now realise every team does need a manager.
Well at least the new board will now realise every team does need a manager. eastern red

8:20pm Tue 26 Feb 13

red white says...

Bring back our leader.
Bring back our leader. red white

8:23pm Tue 26 Feb 13

the wizard says...

Tranmere now gone top.
Tranmere now gone top. the wizard

8:27pm Tue 26 Feb 13

EastleazeRed says...

See the guy from Exeter is masterminding a 2-0 away win ATM over the leaders ?
See the guy from Exeter is masterminding a 2-0 away win ATM over the leaders ? EastleazeRed

8:34pm Tue 26 Feb 13

SimonPrice351 says...

Is the great capitulation about to begin? I hope not!
Is the great capitulation about to begin? I hope not! SimonPrice351

8:34pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Med Red says...

Being outplayed at home by relegation threatened Bury. Who needs Di Canio when we've got the dynamic duo in charge. We're throwing away the chance of promotion....
Being outplayed at home by relegation threatened Bury. Who needs Di Canio when we've got the dynamic duo in charge. We're throwing away the chance of promotion.... Med Red

8:35pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Oldhamred says...

Jed, don't phone Phil Spencer.

Ask Tommy Miller for Paolos number and get him back bluudy quick.
Jed, don't phone Phil Spencer. Ask Tommy Miller for Paolos number and get him back bluudy quick. Oldhamred

8:38pm Tue 26 Feb 13

eastern red says...

Kevin Blackwell must be chuckling away to himself, looking across at the empty home dugout as he easily guides lowly to Bury to dominate Swindon. What a gift, it must be a bit like playing a team without a goalie..every army needs a general no matter how good they maybe.
Kevin Blackwell must be chuckling away to himself, looking across at the empty home dugout as he easily guides lowly to Bury to dominate Swindon. What a gift, it must be a bit like playing a team without a goalie..every army needs a general no matter how good they maybe. eastern red

8:40pm Tue 26 Feb 13

mancrobin says...

mancrobin wrote:
Watch out for Collins. First minute.
Of the second half.
[quote][p][bold]mancrobin[/bold] wrote: Watch out for Collins. First minute.[/p][/quote]Of the second half. mancrobin

8:41pm Tue 26 Feb 13

red white says...

SimonPrice351 wrote:
Is the great capitulation about to begin? I hope not!
It will be
[quote][p][bold]SimonPrice351[/bold] wrote: Is the great capitulation about to begin? I hope not![/p][/quote]It will be red white

8:43pm Tue 26 Feb 13

STFCman&boy1973 says...

C-mon guys, lets get behind our team, now is not the time for who should and who shouldn't be manager...

Wtf are ppl booing about, get behind the team, not on there backs, we need to encourage them... C-mon Mr Ward and Mr Miller, lets win this...

COYMRs
C-mon guys, lets get behind our team, now is not the time for who should and who shouldn't be manager... Wtf are ppl booing about, get behind the team, not on there backs, we need to encourage them... C-mon Mr Ward and Mr Miller, lets win this... COYMRs STFCman&boy1973

8:44pm Tue 26 Feb 13

the wizard says...

Time for a shuffle and its plain to see,

N Thompson in at right back

Macca into midfield


Navarro off.

A Rooney on at the front for Williams
Time for a shuffle and its plain to see, N Thompson in at right back Macca into midfield Navarro off. A Rooney on at the front for Williams the wizard

8:46pm Tue 26 Feb 13

hornet says...

I have never known a bunch of fans that are so negative so quickly

Above the front door it's SWINDON TOWN FC Not PAIOLO DI CANIOS swindon town fc

Give the guys a chance town will go up

If I told you that his back room staff spent 3 hours convincing players on the trip up to Tranmere that they won't win without him will you now realise the sort people they were

Have faith it will come good
I have never known a bunch of fans that are so negative so quickly Above the front door it's SWINDON TOWN FC Not PAIOLO DI CANIOS swindon town fc Give the guys a chance town will go up If I told you that his back room staff spent 3 hours convincing players on the trip up to Tranmere that they won't win without him will you now realise the sort people they were Have faith it will come good hornet

8:48pm Tue 26 Feb 13

old town robin says...

Coventry one up against B'muff and Yeovil also 1 down against Colchester, so not all going against us.

Sound like the ref Adcock is having his usual mare, but to be fair we can't blame him for this team selection, it's more like the old boys club, the only surprise is we are only 1 down, there are too many players off the pace and half the team are really not good enough to be starting games.

Don't want to sound negative, but this was all so predictable when we were dropped in the scheite by the old board and then by Di Canio, expect he's having a good chuckle that our team cannot pass to each other without him and will probably make his day if we start dropping down the placings like a stone.

If we lose this game it will be 2 points from 9 against 3 teams we should be burying (excuse the pun) and with that kind of return we can write off any thoughts of Championship next season.
Coventry one up against B'muff and Yeovil also 1 down against Colchester, so not all going against us. Sound like the ref Adcock is having his usual mare, but to be fair we can't blame him for this team selection, it's more like the old boys club, the only surprise is we are only 1 down, there are too many players off the pace and half the team are really not good enough to be starting games. Don't want to sound negative, but this was all so predictable when we were dropped in the scheite by the old board and then by Di Canio, expect he's having a good chuckle that our team cannot pass to each other without him and will probably make his day if we start dropping down the placings like a stone. If we lose this game it will be 2 points from 9 against 3 teams we should be burying (excuse the pun) and with that kind of return we can write off any thoughts of Championship next season. old town robin

8:48pm Tue 26 Feb 13

old town robin says...

Coventry one up against B'muff and Yeovil also 1 down against Colchester, so not all going against us.

Sound like the ref Adcock is having his usual mare, but to be fair we can't blame him for this team selection, it's more like the old boys club, the only surprise is we are only 1 down, there are too many players off the pace and half the team are really not good enough to be starting games.

Don't want to sound negative, but this was all so predictable when we were dropped in the scheite by the old board and then by Di Canio, expect he's having a good chuckle that our team cannot pass to each other without him and will probably make his day if we start dropping down the placings like a stone.

If we lose this game it will be 2 points from 9 against 3 teams we should be burying (excuse the pun) and with that kind of return we can write off any thoughts of Championship next season.
Coventry one up against B'muff and Yeovil also 1 down against Colchester, so not all going against us. Sound like the ref Adcock is having his usual mare, but to be fair we can't blame him for this team selection, it's more like the old boys club, the only surprise is we are only 1 down, there are too many players off the pace and half the team are really not good enough to be starting games. Don't want to sound negative, but this was all so predictable when we were dropped in the scheite by the old board and then by Di Canio, expect he's having a good chuckle that our team cannot pass to each other without him and will probably make his day if we start dropping down the placings like a stone. If we lose this game it will be 2 points from 9 against 3 teams we should be burying (excuse the pun) and with that kind of return we can write off any thoughts of Championship next season. old town robin

8:51pm Tue 26 Feb 13

ucrhtt says...

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to work out one of our "bosses" should be stepping down from the starting eleven and holding fort in the dugout. Clearly showing a lack of sense and maturity here, it's time to get a boss in ASAP.
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to work out one of our "bosses" should be stepping down from the starting eleven and holding fort in the dugout. Clearly showing a lack of sense and maturity here, it's time to get a boss in ASAP. ucrhtt

8:54pm Tue 26 Feb 13

EastleazeRed says...

Tim Sherwood in the crowd ! No managerial experience , currently Technical Co-ordinator at spurs.
Tim Sherwood in the crowd ! No managerial experience , currently Technical Co-ordinator at spurs. EastleazeRed

8:58pm Tue 26 Feb 13

glasred says...

Bring back PDC...we are flat as apancack as things are...YESSS!!!!!!?
Bring back PDC...we are flat as apancack as things are...YESSS!!!!!!? glasred

8:58pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Calcio Robin says...

Tanmere top, we thrash them 5-0 and 3-1, and yet Hartlepool, PNE and now Bury, we decide to perform like dogs, perhaps PDC was right when he quoted, that the players have the hearts of chiwawa's with donkey brains, and what the team needs a rottweiler to keep them on their toes!!!!, that being PDC.
Tanmere top, we thrash them 5-0 and 3-1, and yet Hartlepool, PNE and now Bury, we decide to perform like dogs, perhaps PDC was right when he quoted, that the players have the hearts of chiwawa's with donkey brains, and what the team needs a rottweiler to keep them on their toes!!!!, that being PDC. Calcio Robin

9:01pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Jacksll says...

Bring on A. Rooney Now!!!!! Before too late Coyr's
Bring on A. Rooney Now!!!!! Before too late Coyr's Jacksll

9:02pm Tue 26 Feb 13

STFCman&boy1973 says...

hornet wrote:
I have never known a bunch of fans that are so negative so quickly

Above the front door it's SWINDON TOWN FC Not PAIOLO DI CANIOS swindon town fc

Give the guys a chance town will go up

If I told you that his back room staff spent 3 hours convincing players on the trip up to Tranmere that they won't win without him will you now realise the sort people they were

Have faith it will come good
I would say to you, have you been smoking something very strong, because that is the most bizarre conspiracy stories I've ever heard...

just to recap, you say, professional ppl that spend hours on team selection tactics checking the others team tactics, so we can win, say they can't win without, some one I've never heard of...go back to your rubbish yellow club, joker
[quote][p][bold]hornet[/bold] wrote: I have never known a bunch of fans that are so negative so quickly Above the front door it's SWINDON TOWN FC Not PAIOLO DI CANIOS swindon town fc Give the guys a chance town will go up If I told you that his back room staff spent 3 hours convincing players on the trip up to Tranmere that they won't win without him will you now realise the sort people they were Have faith it will come good[/p][/quote]I would say to you, have you been smoking something very strong, because that is the most bizarre conspiracy stories I've ever heard... just to recap, you say, professional ppl that spend hours on team selection tactics checking the others team tactics, so we can win, say they can't win without, some one I've never heard of...go back to your rubbish yellow club, joker STFCman&boy1973

9:04pm Tue 26 Feb 13

the wizard says...

According to the Beeb after 55 minutes we have yet to have a shot on target !!!
According to the Beeb after 55 minutes we have yet to have a shot on target !!! the wizard

9:09pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Simples! says...

Dear Paolo. On behalf of STFC board and supporters i hereby beg you to come back.....like now......please?? =o)
Dear Paolo. On behalf of STFC board and supporters i hereby beg you to come back.....like now......please?? =o) Simples!

9:11pm Tue 26 Feb 13

1STFC! says...

We have a massive chance to go for promotion this year and we need to do what we can to achieve it. It's fantastic that Ward and Miller were willing to step in and help us out, but they need to focus on playing, we need a manager to see us through.
We have a massive chance to go for promotion this year and we need to do what we can to achieve it. It's fantastic that Ward and Miller were willing to step in and help us out, but they need to focus on playing, we need a manager to see us through. 1STFC!

9:12pm Tue 26 Feb 13

hornet says...

STFCman&boy1973 wrote:
hornet wrote:
I have never known a bunch of fans that are so negative so quickly

Above the front door it's SWINDON TOWN FC Not PAIOLO DI CANIOS swindon town fc

Give the guys a chance town will go up

If I told you that his back room staff spent 3 hours convincing players on the trip up to Tranmere that they won't win without him will you now realise the sort people they were

Have faith it will come good
I would say to you, have you been smoking something very strong, because that is the most bizarre conspiracy stories I've ever heard...

just to recap, you say, professional ppl that spend hours on team selection tactics checking the others team tactics, so we can win, say they can't win without, some one I've never heard of...go back to your rubbish yellow club, joker
Can you remember one PDC Press conference when he said one of his players played for swindon town or were that they were here for Paolo not conspiracy maybe fact ( smoking Mayfair at the moment )

Time to leave planet Paolo
[quote][p][bold]STFCman&boy1973[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hornet[/bold] wrote: I have never known a bunch of fans that are so negative so quickly Above the front door it's SWINDON TOWN FC Not PAIOLO DI CANIOS swindon town fc Give the guys a chance town will go up If I told you that his back room staff spent 3 hours convincing players on the trip up to Tranmere that they won't win without him will you now realise the sort people they were Have faith it will come good[/p][/quote]I would say to you, have you been smoking something very strong, because that is the most bizarre conspiracy stories I've ever heard... just to recap, you say, professional ppl that spend hours on team selection tactics checking the others team tactics, so we can win, say they can't win without, some one I've never heard of...go back to your rubbish yellow club, joker[/p][/quote]Can you remember one PDC Press conference when he said one of his players played for swindon town or were that they were here for Paolo not conspiracy maybe fact ( smoking Mayfair at the moment ) Time to leave planet Paolo hornet

9:13pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Jacksll says...

Bring back Paul Benson???? More spark than tonight????
Bring back Paul Benson???? More spark than tonight???? Jacksll

9:18pm Tue 26 Feb 13

eastern red says...

Come back Maurice Malpas,, this makes you look like a good manager!
Come back Maurice Malpas,, this makes you look like a good manager! eastern red

9:20pm Tue 26 Feb 13

old town robin says...

so is Nat playing full back or midfield
so is Nat playing full back or midfield old town robin

9:22pm Tue 26 Feb 13

EastleazeRed says...

I fear for us at coventry on Saturday , play like this were goona get murdered .
I fear for us at coventry on Saturday , play like this were goona get murdered . EastleazeRed

9:23pm Tue 26 Feb 13

the wizard says...

OTR,

Thompson on as right back and Macca into midfield is what I suggested earlier. It seems to have stopped their flow.
OTR, Thompson on as right back and Macca into midfield is what I suggested earlier. It seems to have stopped their flow. the wizard

9:23pm Tue 26 Feb 13

SAPFanSTFC says...

Love him or hate him - we are missing Mr Motivator!!
....
All the work PDC and his crew did into the opposition has not been possible in the same manner.
....
2 late goals and we'd still be top tonight but doesn't sound like we deserve it.
Love him or hate him - we are missing Mr Motivator!! .... All the work PDC and his crew did into the opposition has not been possible in the same manner. .... 2 late goals and we'd still be top tonight but doesn't sound like we deserve it. SAPFanSTFC

9:24pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Med Red says...

We're gonna need a friggin miracle.
We're gonna need a friggin miracle. Med Red

9:24pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Roger_Smart says...

No one likes being subbed by the manager but imagine how bad it would be if one of the players has subbed you! Player managers don't really work even when the player is a former star. I know there are exceptions but I think this is unfair on Miller and Ward.
No one likes being subbed by the manager but imagine how bad it would be if one of the players has subbed you! Player managers don't really work even when the player is a former star. I know there are exceptions but I think this is unfair on Miller and Ward. Roger_Smart

9:24pm Tue 26 Feb 13

old town robin says...

Luke Rooney on for Roberts and once again the dynamic duo survive being yanked off, sure grim will have something to say about their performance tonight.
Luke Rooney on for Roberts and once again the dynamic duo survive being yanked off, sure grim will have something to say about their performance tonight. old town robin

9:25pm Tue 26 Feb 13

oldtownred says...

OH dear!
Why do we always shoot ourselves in the foot. We know Navarro and Miller do not work and we know Williams and Collins is a no no.
We know we need some creativity in midfield so we bring on a full back to bring some creativity.
A manager is needed not soon but now and a midfielder to give cover to Ferry, who is our only creative source, brought in on loan.
A team to be proud of is turning into a shambles and we will soon have the Scum coming back on our site with inane comments.
Please can we have some decisive action from the new board and a little urgency would not go amiss.
OH dear! Why do we always shoot ourselves in the foot. We know Navarro and Miller do not work and we know Williams and Collins is a no no. We know we need some creativity in midfield so we bring on a full back to bring some creativity. A manager is needed not soon but now and a midfielder to give cover to Ferry, who is our only creative source, brought in on loan. A team to be proud of is turning into a shambles and we will soon have the Scum coming back on our site with inane comments. Please can we have some decisive action from the new board and a little urgency would not go amiss. oldtownred

9:26pm Tue 26 Feb 13

the wizard says...

the wizard wrote:
OTR,

Thompson on as right back and Macca into midfield is what I suggested earlier. It seems to have stopped their flow.
I would have left Raffa on and taken Williams off, he is having one of those games, having said that I'm happy for him to prove me wrong.
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: OTR, Thompson on as right back and Macca into midfield is what I suggested earlier. It seems to have stopped their flow.[/p][/quote]I would have left Raffa on and taken Williams off, he is having one of those games, having said that I'm happy for him to prove me wrong. the wizard

9:27pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Roger_Smart says...

There has got to be a lot of injury time to account for all the writing of Bury players into the Ref's notebook...sending off too much to ask for?
There has got to be a lot of injury time to account for all the writing of Bury players into the Ref's notebook...sending off too much to ask for? Roger_Smart

9:28pm Tue 26 Feb 13

1STFC! says...

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
zz, bring back the uncertainty of the last couple of months!! More interesting than this!
Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zz, bring back the uncertainty of the last couple of months!! More interesting than this! 1STFC!

9:30pm Tue 26 Feb 13

the wizard says...

A.Rooney has had three - on target- shots since coming on, the only on target shots from us all game so far.
A.Rooney has had three - on target- shots since coming on, the only on target shots from us all game so far. the wizard

9:33pm Tue 26 Feb 13

SAPFanSTFC says...

Roger_Smart wrote:
No one likes being subbed by the manager but imagine how bad it would be if one of the players has subbed you! Player managers don't really work even when the player is a former star. I know there are exceptions but I think this is unfair on Miller and Ward.
How can it be unfair when they noth signed up for it?
...
I agree that they shouldn't be there as joint PMs but I don't feel sorry for them - they just didn't understand how much work goes into preparing the tactics for a match.....typical footballer view.
.
Put anyone in charge who has a bit of nous!
[quote][p][bold]Roger_Smart[/bold] wrote: No one likes being subbed by the manager but imagine how bad it would be if one of the players has subbed you! Player managers don't really work even when the player is a former star. I know there are exceptions but I think this is unfair on Miller and Ward.[/p][/quote]How can it be unfair when they noth signed up for it? ... I agree that they shouldn't be there as joint PMs but I don't feel sorry for them - they just didn't understand how much work goes into preparing the tactics for a match.....typical footballer view. . Put anyone in charge who has a bit of nous! SAPFanSTFC

9:34pm Tue 26 Feb 13

STFC-83 says...

Starting Midfield today was a very poor line up. 2 centre midfielders have no creativity, having watched miller a few times this season I really don't know what value he adds to the team. What a luxury it would be to have Ritchie,Bostock and a fully fit Ferry across the midfield. From watching the game Saturday it was clear to see the player manager approach won't work and we need to get a new boss in ASAP.
Starting Midfield today was a very poor line up. 2 centre midfielders have no creativity, having watched miller a few times this season I really don't know what value he adds to the team. What a luxury it would be to have Ritchie,Bostock and a fully fit Ferry across the midfield. From watching the game Saturday it was clear to see the player manager approach won't work and we need to get a new boss in ASAP. STFC-83

9:43pm Tue 26 Feb 13

bearwoodred says...

how frustrating is that! Not sure if it our usual crap team failure or post Paolo blues or the urgent need to a manager and two or free players - not rocket science. We have too inform sides to face next in Coventry and Walsall too.
how frustrating is that! Not sure if it our usual crap team failure or post Paolo blues or the urgent need to a manager and two or free players - not rocket science. We have too inform sides to face next in Coventry and Walsall too. bearwoodred

9:44pm Tue 26 Feb 13

the wizard says...

If there is a positive to come out of this it will be Jed speaking to Miller and Ward tonight, never mind tomorrow, he needs to be on the phone first thing getting things moving on the managerial front.

Very obvious we need the Pack deal reviving as well asap URGENTLY.

A. Rooney stat wise was our most accurate player tonight, and although stats don't tell the whole story, you need shots on target so you can score, useless have a thousand shots if they are not accurate.
If we have to, Rooney in for Raffa who I would put at the front as his preferred position is striker, he has only been a winger since he joined us.
Williams on the bench.
If there is a positive to come out of this it will be Jed speaking to Miller and Ward tonight, never mind tomorrow, he needs to be on the phone first thing getting things moving on the managerial front. Very obvious we need the Pack deal reviving as well asap URGENTLY. A. Rooney stat wise was our most accurate player tonight, and although stats don't tell the whole story, you need shots on target so you can score, useless have a thousand shots if they are not accurate. If we have to, Rooney in for Raffa who I would put at the front as his preferred position is striker, he has only been a winger since he joined us. Williams on the bench. the wizard

9:47pm Tue 26 Feb 13

FenlandRed says...

Still amazes me that the best striker PdC ever managed to acquire (Benson) was allowed to go out on loan, while the donkeys continue to misfire upfront
Still amazes me that the best striker PdC ever managed to acquire (Benson) was allowed to go out on loan, while the donkeys continue to misfire upfront FenlandRed

9:47pm Tue 26 Feb 13

TenerifeRed says...

Going from bad to worse.
No confidence, no manager and using players that weren't good enough for the bench 2 weeks ago.
It seems we're no closer to bringing in a new manager than we were a week ago and it's not a decision we want to rush.
Really not looking forward to playing Coventry on Saturday as, from this display, I can see us getting a battering.
Going from bad to worse. No confidence, no manager and using players that weren't good enough for the bench 2 weeks ago. It seems we're no closer to bringing in a new manager than we were a week ago and it's not a decision we want to rush. Really not looking forward to playing Coventry on Saturday as, from this display, I can see us getting a battering. TenerifeRed

9:50pm Tue 26 Feb 13

International Robin2 says...

BRING DI CANIO BACK! LET'S START PLAYING FOOTBALL AGAIN AND WIN THIS **** LEAGUE!

http://www.ipetition
s.com/petition/bring
paoloback/
BRING DI CANIO BACK! LET'S START PLAYING FOOTBALL AGAIN AND WIN THIS **** LEAGUE! http://www.ipetition s.com/petition/bring paoloback/ International Robin2

9:50pm Tue 26 Feb 13

joey butler says...

FenlandRed wrote:
Still amazes me that the best striker PdC ever managed to acquire (Benson) was allowed to go out on loan, while the donkeys continue to misfire upfront
CORRECT!
[quote][p][bold]FenlandRed[/bold] wrote: Still amazes me that the best striker PdC ever managed to acquire (Benson) was allowed to go out on loan, while the donkeys continue to misfire upfront[/p][/quote]CORRECT! joey butler

9:50pm Tue 26 Feb 13

bearwoodred says...

bearwoodred wrote:
how frustrating is that! Not sure if it our usual crap team failure or post Paolo blues or the urgent need to a manager and two or free players - not rocket science. We have too inform sides to face next in Coventry and Walsall too.
apologies for the crap grammar
[quote][p][bold]bearwoodred[/bold] wrote: how frustrating is that! Not sure if it our usual crap team failure or post Paolo blues or the urgent need to a manager and two or free players - not rocket science. We have too inform sides to face next in Coventry and Walsall too.[/p][/quote]apologies for the crap grammar bearwoodred

9:51pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Since 1950 says...

Abject! The worst performance since Hart days. Just awful. I defy anyone to go any positives from that. The slide down the league starts. Bye promotion!
Abject! The worst performance since Hart days. Just awful. I defy anyone to go any positives from that. The slide down the league starts. Bye promotion! Since 1950

9:51pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Since 1950 says...

Abject! The worst performance since Hart days. Just awful. I defy anyone to go any positives from that. The slide down the league starts. Bye promotion!
Abject! The worst performance since Hart days. Just awful. I defy anyone to go any positives from that. The slide down the league starts. Bye promotion! Since 1950

9:51pm Tue 26 Feb 13

PAULHa says...

I hate to say i told you so!! please revert to swindons last game comments

NO PAULO DI CANIO.........THEN ITS FREEFALL MARK MY WORDS!!

paul harris ;-)
I hate to say i told you so!! please revert to swindons last game comments NO PAULO DI CANIO.........THEN ITS FREEFALL MARK MY WORDS!! paul harris ;-) PAULHa

9:51pm Tue 26 Feb 13

mancrobin says...

No cause for panic but some clear and decisive action from the new Board.

A managerial appointment is needed by next week at the latest. Despite what's been said I'd be amazed if there isn't a short list and some discussions been had.

We also need re-inforcements in midfield. Pack would fit the bill nicely and if L Rooney has to go the other way then we'll also need cover on the wing.

Coventry will be a real test on Saturday and if I were the Board I would put Pitman or Bodin in temporary charge. It would be unfair for things to turn nasty on Miller and Ward.
No cause for panic but some clear and decisive action from the new Board. A managerial appointment is needed by next week at the latest. Despite what's been said I'd be amazed if there isn't a short list and some discussions been had. We also need re-inforcements in midfield. Pack would fit the bill nicely and if L Rooney has to go the other way then we'll also need cover on the wing. Coventry will be a real test on Saturday and if I were the Board I would put Pitman or Bodin in temporary charge. It would be unfair for things to turn nasty on Miller and Ward. mancrobin

9:52pm Tue 26 Feb 13

bradley red 1 says...

Oh dear,manager needed in before saturday this could turn into one almighty fxxk up this season!!.
going from playing attractive football to hoof ball,shocking really.you can just sense that these players are missing there leader-paolo di canio.
Oh dear,manager needed in before saturday this could turn into one almighty fxxk up this season!!. going from playing attractive football to hoof ball,shocking really.you can just sense that these players are missing there leader-paolo di canio. bradley red 1

9:54pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Roger_Smart says...

SAPFanSTFC wrote:
Roger_Smart wrote:
No one likes being subbed by the manager but imagine how bad it would be if one of the players has subbed you! Player managers don't really work even when the player is a former star. I know there are exceptions but I think this is unfair on Miller and Ward.
How can it be unfair when they noth signed up for it?
...
I agree that they shouldn't be there as joint PMs but I don't feel sorry for them - they just didn't understand how much work goes into preparing the tactics for a match.....typical footballer view.
.
Put anyone in charge who has a bit of nous!
No I don't feel sorry for them. I do believe they acted in a manner of what they thought would be the best for the club in taking/volunteering for the position though. I feel it should never have been offered just on the basis of the difficulty of the player manager situation.
[quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Roger_Smart[/bold] wrote: No one likes being subbed by the manager but imagine how bad it would be if one of the players has subbed you! Player managers don't really work even when the player is a former star. I know there are exceptions but I think this is unfair on Miller and Ward.[/p][/quote]How can it be unfair when they noth signed up for it? ... I agree that they shouldn't be there as joint PMs but I don't feel sorry for them - they just didn't understand how much work goes into preparing the tactics for a match.....typical footballer view. . Put anyone in charge who has a bit of nous![/p][/quote]No I don't feel sorry for them. I do believe they acted in a manner of what they thought would be the best for the club in taking/volunteering for the position though. I feel it should never have been offered just on the basis of the difficulty of the player manager situation. Roger_Smart

9:54pm Tue 26 Feb 13

International Robin2 says...

BRING DI CANIO BACK! LET'S START PLAYING FOOTBALL AGAIN AND WIN THIS **** LEAGUE!

http://www.ipetition
s.com/petition/bring
paoloback/
BRING DI CANIO BACK! LET'S START PLAYING FOOTBALL AGAIN AND WIN THIS **** LEAGUE! http://www.ipetition s.com/petition/bring paoloback/ International Robin2

9:54pm Tue 26 Feb 13

forzaswindon12 says...

TO THE BOARD: GET A DECENT MANAGER IN BEFORE SATURDAY OR NO CHANCE OF PROMOTION!!!
NO CREDIT TO BURY WHATSOVER THIS WAS THE EASIEST GAME ON PAPER WE HAD LEFT!!
TO THE BOARD: GET A DECENT MANAGER IN BEFORE SATURDAY OR NO CHANCE OF PROMOTION!!! NO CREDIT TO BURY WHATSOVER THIS WAS THE EASIEST GAME ON PAPER WE HAD LEFT!! forzaswindon12

9:55pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Rondogers says...

At least we weren't the only team in top 7 to drop points, although I feel this is the start of us slowly sliding down the league.

Why couldn't Paolo just see the season out! so pi$$ed off right now! this was our best chance to get in Championship for years.
At least we weren't the only team in top 7 to drop points, although I feel this is the start of us slowly sliding down the league. Why couldn't Paolo just see the season out! so pi$$ed off right now! this was our best chance to get in Championship for years. Rondogers

9:56pm Tue 26 Feb 13

vikingred says...

Back to the good old days....
Back to the good old days.... vikingred

9:57pm Tue 26 Feb 13

the don69 says...

No leader,no tactics just Awful,all the season's hard work going down the toilet,action needed and asap!!!!!!!!!!!!!
No leader,no tactics just Awful,all the season's hard work going down the toilet,action needed and asap!!!!!!!!!!!!! the don69

9:58pm Tue 26 Feb 13

bradley red 1 says...

Pisxed off also listening to this callum rice guy on radio about his music past,who gives a monkeys,these new people fill me with dread to be honest.time will tell but do they REALLY HAVE A BLOODY CLUE ON HOW TO RUN A PRO FOOTBALL CLUB??
Pisxed off also listening to this callum rice guy on radio about his music past,who gives a monkeys,these new people fill me with dread to be honest.time will tell but do they REALLY HAVE A BLOODY CLUE ON HOW TO RUN A PRO FOOTBALL CLUB?? bradley red 1

9:58pm Tue 26 Feb 13

red white says...

All you Paolo detractors...we would be clear now.
All you Paolo detractors...we would be clear now. red white

10:01pm Tue 26 Feb 13

red white says...

Hate everything right now. Flocking shambles,we would be clear top justlike last year.
Hate everything right now. Flocking shambles,we would be clear top justlike last year. red white

10:04pm Tue 26 Feb 13

International Robin2 says...

BRING DI CANIO BACK! LET'S START PLAYING FOOTBALL AGAIN AND WIN THIS **** LEAGUE!

http://www.ipetition
s.com/petition/bring
paoloback/
BRING DI CANIO BACK! LET'S START PLAYING FOOTBALL AGAIN AND WIN THIS **** LEAGUE! http://www.ipetition s.com/petition/bring paoloback/ International Robin2

10:04pm Tue 26 Feb 13

joey butler says...

Sadly, a wake up call for all of us I think.

We could not beat Hartlepool, Preston or Bury at home recently, very poor teams we should have been able to claim three points from.

But exactly the same happened several times before Christmas, in home games we should have won.

So we are NOT going up, with or without PDC, and we have to live with mid or lower table life.

And the people on here calling for PDC to come back are quite simply deluded.

We all need to move on, work and live within budget, at the end of the day, nobody died!!
Sadly, a wake up call for all of us I think. We could not beat Hartlepool, Preston or Bury at home recently, very poor teams we should have been able to claim three points from. But exactly the same happened several times before Christmas, in home games we should have won. So we are NOT going up, with or without PDC, and we have to live with mid or lower table life. And the people on here calling for PDC to come back are quite simply deluded. We all need to move on, work and live within budget, at the end of the day, nobody died!! joey butler

10:06pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Stratton Red says...

Terrible performance...
*
Getting clear just how essential PDC was to us???
Terrible performance... * Getting clear just how essential PDC was to us??? Stratton Red

10:07pm Tue 26 Feb 13

the wizard says...

red white wrote:
Hate everything right now. Flocking shambles,we would be clear top justlike last year.
Like when we lost at Gillingham that is.
[quote][p][bold]red white[/bold] wrote: Hate everything right now. Flocking shambles,we would be clear top justlike last year.[/p][/quote]Like when we lost at Gillingham that is. the wizard

10:09pm Tue 26 Feb 13

PAULHa says...

PAULHa wrote:
I hate to say i told you so!! please revert to swindons last game comments

NO PAULO DI CANIO.........THEN ITS FREEFALL MARK MY WORDS!!

paul harris ;-)
everyone should be bombarding the board with requests for paulo to be back ASAP or the damage could be done. someone said paulo thinks he is bigger than swindon.............
...thing is HE IS loooooooooooool!!!!!
!!
[quote][p][bold]PAULHa[/bold] wrote: I hate to say i told you so!! please revert to swindons last game comments NO PAULO DI CANIO.........THEN ITS FREEFALL MARK MY WORDS!! paul harris ;-)[/p][/quote]everyone should be bombarding the board with requests for paulo to be back ASAP or the damage could be done. someone said paulo thinks he is bigger than swindon............. ...thing is HE IS loooooooooooool!!!!! !! PAULHa

10:09pm Tue 26 Feb 13

red white says...

Stratton Red wrote:
Terrible performance...
*
Getting clear just how essential PDC was to us???
We wouldn't have dropped 5 points like that.
[quote][p][bold]Stratton Red[/bold] wrote: Terrible performance... * Getting clear just how essential PDC was to us???[/p][/quote]We wouldn't have dropped 5 points like that. red white

10:09pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Robinonfire says...

Its all turning into a JOKE....Get a bloody Manager

Ring Glenn Hoddle for f...sake
Its all turning into a JOKE....Get a bloody Manager Ring Glenn Hoddle for f...sake Robinonfire

10:10pm Tue 26 Feb 13

mike1990 says...

Very,very depressing the league is there for the taking and we're blowing it,don't think we'll even make the play-off's now,we looked like relegation material,p1ssed off big time.
Very,very depressing the league is there for the taking and we're blowing it,don't think we'll even make the play-off's now,we looked like relegation material,p1ssed off big time. mike1990

10:13pm Tue 26 Feb 13

stfcflag says...

Apalling performance again did the team not train this week? They had no ideas, just awful. Get a manager in quick and please make it paolo. Sometimes you have to lose something to realise just how good it was. We want our paolo back!
Apalling performance again did the team not train this week? They had no ideas, just awful. Get a manager in quick and please make it paolo. Sometimes you have to lose something to realise just how good it was. We want our paolo back! stfcflag

10:13pm Tue 26 Feb 13

John Young's Grumpy says...

Just got home and trying to calm down. In short, a woeful performance. Team selection was wrong. Fans saw after 15mins how bad and changes needed. Why Nat on bench? Why Nav when so obviously unfit.

No clear leadership. Macca only one bossing and acting. Discipline not there. Hoofball all night until Rooney squared came on.

Have we lost sight of what is right for the team and our group discipline? Rumours of nights out suggest bad old days??

Results elsewhere saved the day but we cannot rely on this. Need manager and need one now.

Dreading Coventry.

Please Jed & Co, sort it!!
Just got home and trying to calm down. In short, a woeful performance. Team selection was wrong. Fans saw after 15mins how bad and changes needed. Why Nat on bench? Why Nav when so obviously unfit. No clear leadership. Macca only one bossing and acting. Discipline not there. Hoofball all night until Rooney squared came on. Have we lost sight of what is right for the team and our group discipline? Rumours of nights out suggest bad old days?? Results elsewhere saved the day but we cannot rely on this. Need manager and need one now. Dreading Coventry. Please Jed & Co, sort it!! John Young's Grumpy

10:14pm Tue 26 Feb 13

International Robin2 says...

BRING DI CANIO BACK! LET'S START PLAYING FOOTBALL AGAIN AND WIN THIS **** LEAGUE!

http://www.ipetition
s.com/petition/bring
paoloback/
BRING DI CANIO BACK! LET'S START PLAYING FOOTBALL AGAIN AND WIN THIS **** LEAGUE! http://www.ipetition s.com/petition/bring paoloback/ International Robin2

10:15pm Tue 26 Feb 13

The Jockster says...

bearwoodred wrote:
bearwoodred wrote:
how frustrating is that! Not sure if it our usual crap team failure or post Paolo blues or the urgent need to a manager and two or free players - not rocket science. We have too inform sides to face next in Coventry and Walsall too.
apologies for the crap grammar
That's ok it's in line with a crap game!
[quote][p][bold]bearwoodred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bearwoodred[/bold] wrote: how frustrating is that! Not sure if it our usual crap team failure or post Paolo blues or the urgent need to a manager and two or free players - not rocket science. We have too inform sides to face next in Coventry and Walsall too.[/p][/quote]apologies for the crap grammar[/p][/quote]That's ok it's in line with a crap game! The Jockster

10:15pm Tue 26 Feb 13

bradley red 1 says...

Alan navarro says it all for me tonight,he should never been out there tonight,i know he has been injured but he looked like a overweight pub player,no strength in the squad.
Alan navarro says it all for me tonight,he should never been out there tonight,i know he has been injured but he looked like a overweight pub player,no strength in the squad. bradley red 1

10:15pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Davidsyrett says...

Oh dear, what a shambles!

Need to find a manager fast!

Thanks PdC for dropping us in it, legend, having a laugh.
Oh dear, what a shambles! Need to find a manager fast! Thanks PdC for dropping us in it, legend, having a laugh. Davidsyrett

10:16pm Tue 26 Feb 13

HOOKEY says...

Told ya with flint in the side just hoofing it wont win nothing
Told ya with flint in the side just hoofing it wont win nothing HOOKEY

10:16pm Tue 26 Feb 13

red white says...

joey butler wrote:
Sadly, a wake up call for all of us I think.

We could not beat Hartlepool, Preston or Bury at home recently, very poor teams we should have been able to claim three points from.

But exactly the same happened several times before Christmas, in home games we should have won.

So we are NOT going up, with or without PDC, and we have to live with mid or lower table life.

And the people on here calling for PDC to come back are quite simply deluded.

We all need to move on, work and live within budget, at the end of the day, nobody died!!
You cannot account for Poalo. He loves this club but was stitched up by what was left of the board. Sure he would love to get us up.
[quote][p][bold]joey butler[/bold] wrote: Sadly, a wake up call for all of us I think. We could not beat Hartlepool, Preston or Bury at home recently, very poor teams we should have been able to claim three points from. But exactly the same happened several times before Christmas, in home games we should have won. So we are NOT going up, with or without PDC, and we have to live with mid or lower table life. And the people on here calling for PDC to come back are quite simply deluded. We all need to move on, work and live within budget, at the end of the day, nobody died!![/p][/quote]You cannot account for Poalo. He loves this club but was stitched up by what was left of the board. Sure he would love to get us up. red white

10:17pm Tue 26 Feb 13

sagadude says...

We'll get a thumping at Cov on Sat.

Bournemouth off the rails also!

Tisdale or Hoddle please.
We'll get a thumping at Cov on Sat. Bournemouth off the rails also! Tisdale or Hoddle please. sagadude

10:18pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Jeremy Hilary Boob says...

Stratton Red wrote:
Terrible performance...
*
Getting clear just how essential PDC was to us???
Yep. He certainly saw off the likes of Hartlepool at home.

Oh wait...

Have to agree though that some urgency is required on the manager front now - we need someone in place by the Cov game or we could be fast tumbling out of the play-offs.

McCrory & co have known for a week PDC was gone and for 3 weeks that this was a possibility. It beggars belief that they don't seem to have drawn up any sort of shortlist - even if they wanted to take their time over a permanent appointment (knowing which division we'll be playing in might affect this) I cannot believe that there isn't someone around who could have been brought in to to a job between now and May.

Much more of this and Phil Brown will start to look like a good idea.
[quote][p][bold]Stratton Red[/bold] wrote: Terrible performance... * Getting clear just how essential PDC was to us???[/p][/quote]Yep. He certainly saw off the likes of Hartlepool at home. Oh wait... Have to agree though that some urgency is required on the manager front now - we need someone in place by the Cov game or we could be fast tumbling out of the play-offs. McCrory & co have known for a week PDC was gone and for 3 weeks that this was a possibility. It beggars belief that they don't seem to have drawn up any sort of shortlist - even if they wanted to take their time over a permanent appointment (knowing which division we'll be playing in might affect this) I cannot believe that there isn't someone around who could have been brought in to to a job between now and May. Much more of this and Phil Brown will start to look like a good idea. Jeremy Hilary Boob

10:19pm Tue 26 Feb 13

pog702 says...

Miller and Ward (especially) have been immense as players this season and to lump management duties on top of them is far too much to take on. The last two games has seen an unusally hesitant defence (Ward too much to think about). In addition, these two have got far too much on to consider training, injuries, loan players, opposition, their own games, making substitutions. They have huge credit for taking the job on, because PDC threw his toys out...but they need to be left to playing football. Get an interim manager in asap.
I don't blame the new board, I don't blame these two. Most teams are losing their way, including unbeaten Bournemouth. Plus, the squad is small and getting injured, need 3 quality loan players.
Miller and Ward (especially) have been immense as players this season and to lump management duties on top of them is far too much to take on. The last two games has seen an unusally hesitant defence (Ward too much to think about). In addition, these two have got far too much on to consider training, injuries, loan players, opposition, their own games, making substitutions. They have huge credit for taking the job on, because PDC threw his toys out...but they need to be left to playing football. Get an interim manager in asap. I don't blame the new board, I don't blame these two. Most teams are losing their way, including unbeaten Bournemouth. Plus, the squad is small and getting injured, need 3 quality loan players. pog702

10:20pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Med Red says...

C'mon all you Paolo detractors lets be hearing ya. It's Paolo's fault we lost tonight cos he walked out.... cr@p!! We are where we are because of Paolo he managed to get a bunch of chihuahua brained donkeys to play like a team bound for promotion. Without him we look pretty clueless. At least we've too many points to be relegated... haven't we?
C'mon all you Paolo detractors lets be hearing ya. It's Paolo's fault we lost tonight cos he walked out.... cr@p!! We are where we are because of Paolo he managed to get a bunch of chihuahua brained donkeys to play like a team bound for promotion. Without him we look pretty clueless. At least we've too many points to be relegated... haven't we? Med Red

10:21pm Tue 26 Feb 13

stace55 says...

i cant believe that so many morons want pdc back,why,he spit his dummy out and left us in the ****,right up to our necks.If he came back then i woukl;t bother watching swindon again.Pdc showed he has no back bone
i cant believe that so many morons want pdc back,why,he spit his dummy out and left us in the ****,right up to our necks.If he came back then i woukl;t bother watching swindon again.Pdc showed he has no back bone stace55

10:23pm Tue 26 Feb 13

joey butler says...

red white wrote:
joey butler wrote:
Sadly, a wake up call for all of us I think.

We could not beat Hartlepool, Preston or Bury at home recently, very poor teams we should have been able to claim three points from.

But exactly the same happened several times before Christmas, in home games we should have won.

So we are NOT going up, with or without PDC, and we have to live with mid or lower table life.

And the people on here calling for PDC to come back are quite simply deluded.

We all need to move on, work and live within budget, at the end of the day, nobody died!!
You cannot account for Poalo. He loves this club but was stitched up by what was left of the board. Sure he would love to get us up.
Try spelling PDC's name right, you Oxford troll.
[quote][p][bold]red white[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]joey butler[/bold] wrote: Sadly, a wake up call for all of us I think. We could not beat Hartlepool, Preston or Bury at home recently, very poor teams we should have been able to claim three points from. But exactly the same happened several times before Christmas, in home games we should have won. So we are NOT going up, with or without PDC, and we have to live with mid or lower table life. And the people on here calling for PDC to come back are quite simply deluded. We all need to move on, work and live within budget, at the end of the day, nobody died!![/p][/quote]You cannot account for Poalo. He loves this club but was stitched up by what was left of the board. Sure he would love to get us up.[/p][/quote]Try spelling PDC's name right, you Oxford troll. joey butler

10:24pm Tue 26 Feb 13

red white says...

sagadude wrote:
We'll get a thumping at Cov on Sat.

Bournemouth off the rails also!

Tisdale or Hoddle please.
Deluded sorry,makes no sense.with the greatest respect.
[quote][p][bold]sagadude[/bold] wrote: We'll get a thumping at Cov on Sat. Bournemouth off the rails also! Tisdale or Hoddle please.[/p][/quote]Deluded sorry,makes no sense.with the greatest respect. red white

10:24pm Tue 26 Feb 13

glasred says...

A week ago we won at Tranmere...with no new and only PDCs backroom staff running the team.
AS soon as PDCs backroom staff left we were left with 2 players in charge and now new owners who seem in no hurry to appoint a new manager.
As I said this afternoon....without the passion and influence of PDC we wouls start to slide down the table.
But,as stfcknowitall and a few other said,any half decent manager could of got us promoted last season,and no doubt can easily get us promoted this season with the high calibre od players that PDC was so lucky to be able to sign.!!!
What a load of crap!
This lot will continue to loose confidence and slide into oblivian if we do not get PDC back at the helm.
The low energy rubbish we have witnessed in the lasr 2 home games will continue at Coventry next Saturday.
Remember this...the players we have are very average...it is only the power and passion of PDC that propelled us to the top of L1...without him we will end up outside the playoffs....but off course still in business and safe and COMPLACENT.
I will say it again.....Come on Mc Crery.....phone up PDC and get him back in charge,or your takeover at the club will signify the time when we became a stable club,but lost the power and passion to challenge for the Championship
Bring back PDC...NOW!!!!!!!!
A week ago we won at Tranmere...with no new and only PDCs backroom staff running the team. AS soon as PDCs backroom staff left we were left with 2 players in charge and now new owners who seem in no hurry to appoint a new manager. As I said this afternoon....without the passion and influence of PDC we wouls start to slide down the table. But,as stfcknowitall and a few other said,any half decent manager could of got us promoted last season,and no doubt can easily get us promoted this season with the high calibre od players that PDC was so lucky to be able to sign.!!! What a load of crap! This lot will continue to loose confidence and slide into oblivian if we do not get PDC back at the helm. The low energy rubbish we have witnessed in the lasr 2 home games will continue at Coventry next Saturday. Remember this...the players we have are very average...it is only the power and passion of PDC that propelled us to the top of L1...without him we will end up outside the playoffs....but off course still in business and safe and COMPLACENT. I will say it again.....Come on Mc Crery.....phone up PDC and get him back in charge,or your takeover at the club will signify the time when we became a stable club,but lost the power and passion to challenge for the Championship Bring back PDC...NOW!!!!!!!! glasred

10:25pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Rebel_phish says...

International Robin2 wrote:
BRING DI CANIO BACK! LET'S START PLAYING FOOTBALL AGAIN AND WIN THIS **** LEAGUE!

http://www.ipetition

s.com/petition/bring

paoloback/
Absolute resounding responce to this ...

98 signatures to date and growing by the day.
[quote][p][bold]International Robin2[/bold] wrote: BRING DI CANIO BACK! LET'S START PLAYING FOOTBALL AGAIN AND WIN THIS **** LEAGUE! http://www.ipetition s.com/petition/bring paoloback/[/p][/quote]Absolute resounding responce to this ... 98 signatures to date and growing by the day. Rebel_phish

10:26pm Tue 26 Feb 13

35 year fan says...

Jeremy Hilary Boob wrote:
Stratton Red wrote:
Terrible performance...
*
Getting clear just how essential PDC was to us???
Yep. He certainly saw off the likes of Hartlepool at home.

Oh wait...

Have to agree though that some urgency is required on the manager front now - we need someone in place by the Cov game or we could be fast tumbling out of the play-offs.

McCrory & co have known for a week PDC was gone and for 3 weeks that this was a possibility. It beggars belief that they don't seem to have drawn up any sort of shortlist - even if they wanted to take their time over a permanent appointment (knowing which division we'll be playing in might affect this) I cannot believe that there isn't someone around who could have been brought in to to a job between now and May.

Much more of this and Phil Brown will start to look like a good idea.
the new owners were hoping these two players woud work out as managers for one simple reason. they are free. and the owners dont have any money!

its for the club's benefit that this plan has been ruined so quick and they will need to find some money quickly. however i confidently predict they will go for the cheapest solution ie lower league manager crrently out of work.
[quote][p][bold]Jeremy Hilary Boob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stratton Red[/bold] wrote: Terrible performance... * Getting clear just how essential PDC was to us???[/p][/quote]Yep. He certainly saw off the likes of Hartlepool at home. Oh wait... Have to agree though that some urgency is required on the manager front now - we need someone in place by the Cov game or we could be fast tumbling out of the play-offs. McCrory & co have known for a week PDC was gone and for 3 weeks that this was a possibility. It beggars belief that they don't seem to have drawn up any sort of shortlist - even if they wanted to take their time over a permanent appointment (knowing which division we'll be playing in might affect this) I cannot believe that there isn't someone around who could have been brought in to to a job between now and May. Much more of this and Phil Brown will start to look like a good idea.[/p][/quote]the new owners were hoping these two players woud work out as managers for one simple reason. they are free. and the owners dont have any money! its for the club's benefit that this plan has been ruined so quick and they will need to find some money quickly. however i confidently predict they will go for the cheapest solution ie lower league manager crrently out of work. 35 year fan

10:26pm Tue 26 Feb 13

bradley red 1 says...

Med Red wrote:
C'mon all you Paolo detractors lets be hearing ya. It's Paolo's fault we lost tonight cos he walked out.... cr@p!! We are where we are because of Paolo he managed to get a bunch of chihuahua brained donkeys to play like a team bound for promotion. Without him we look pretty clueless. At least we've too many points to be relegated... haven't we?
Think ya right!
[quote][p][bold]Med Red[/bold] wrote: C'mon all you Paolo detractors lets be hearing ya. It's Paolo's fault we lost tonight cos he walked out.... cr@p!! We are where we are because of Paolo he managed to get a bunch of chihuahua brained donkeys to play like a team bound for promotion. Without him we look pretty clueless. At least we've too many points to be relegated... haven't we?[/p][/quote]Think ya right! bradley red 1

10:27pm Tue 26 Feb 13

London Red says...

So Miller has pretty much said a new guy is coming in
.
Tomorrow the board need to look at who has applied - if anyone looks good then get them in ASAP for a chat
.
If not decide who you they want and go for them
So Miller has pretty much said a new guy is coming in . Tomorrow the board need to look at who has applied - if anyone looks good then get them in ASAP for a chat . If not decide who you they want and go for them London Red

10:30pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Davidsyrett says...

Med Red wrote:
C'mon all you Paolo detractors lets be hearing ya. It's Paolo's fault we lost tonight cos he walked out.... cr@p!! We are where we are because of Paolo he managed to get a bunch of chihuahua brained donkeys to play like a team bound for promotion. Without him we look pretty clueless. At least we've too many points to be relegated... haven't we?
Med red, no-ones disputing what PdC did, and yes we miss him but he left us in the lurch, that's why he is now despised by many now.

I wish he had of stayed but he walked, don't tell me he really cared for this club,if he did he would still be here, so move on PdC gone, we need a new manager and quick.
[quote][p][bold]Med Red[/bold] wrote: C'mon all you Paolo detractors lets be hearing ya. It's Paolo's fault we lost tonight cos he walked out.... cr@p!! We are where we are because of Paolo he managed to get a bunch of chihuahua brained donkeys to play like a team bound for promotion. Without him we look pretty clueless. At least we've too many points to be relegated... haven't we?[/p][/quote]Med red, no-ones disputing what PdC did, and yes we miss him but he left us in the lurch, that's why he is now despised by many now. I wish he had of stayed but he walked, don't tell me he really cared for this club,if he did he would still be here, so move on PdC gone, we need a new manager and quick. Davidsyrett

10:30pm Tue 26 Feb 13

International Robin2 says...

BRING DI CANIO BACK! LET'S START PLAYING FOOTBALL AGAIN AND WIN THIS **** LEAGUE!

http://www.ipetition
s.com/petition/bring
paoloback/
BRING DI CANIO BACK! LET'S START PLAYING FOOTBALL AGAIN AND WIN THIS **** LEAGUE! http://www.ipetition s.com/petition/bring paoloback/ International Robin2

10:31pm Tue 26 Feb 13

SimonPrice351 says...

No blame attached to Miller and Ward - they have been placed in a very difficult position and have two jobs to do. On the field and off it.

Bury sensed blood and went in for the kill. Swindon, I hear, looked shell-shocked after Schumacher's goal and with recent events the player's minds must have been elsewhere.

We won't go down, but I am no longer convinced we will either go up or make the play-offs without a top manager coming in. Trouble is, the top managers tend to get snapped up quickly and only go where there is surplus cash to spend.

Recent events at SN1 will not have done much to market us to the Adkins and Jewell's of football management, and so I think we will probably only get a bog standard League 1/2 level manager.

Alan Shearer, Gareth Southgate or Roy Keane would be ideal cheap appointments.

For those wanting Adkins, I ask why would a Premiership standard manager drop down two leagues to manage a beleaguered Swindon Town side which has (and some argue still is) in a mess.

Paolo is in the past - and well do we know it!
No blame attached to Miller and Ward - they have been placed in a very difficult position and have two jobs to do. On the field and off it. Bury sensed blood and went in for the kill. Swindon, I hear, looked shell-shocked after Schumacher's goal and with recent events the player's minds must have been elsewhere. We won't go down, but I am no longer convinced we will either go up or make the play-offs without a top manager coming in. Trouble is, the top managers tend to get snapped up quickly and only go where there is surplus cash to spend. Recent events at SN1 will not have done much to market us to the Adkins and Jewell's of football management, and so I think we will probably only get a bog standard League 1/2 level manager. Alan Shearer, Gareth Southgate or Roy Keane would be ideal cheap appointments. For those wanting Adkins, I ask why would a Premiership standard manager drop down two leagues to manage a beleaguered Swindon Town side which has (and some argue still is) in a mess. Paolo is in the past - and well do we know it! SimonPrice351

10:32pm Tue 26 Feb 13

pat.swindon.f.c. says...

Very bad display and result.Cannot blame Miller and Ward who volunteered to help out as player/managers!Just look how previous Player/Manager's struggled
including Hoddle struggled with both jobs.
More worried about composition of new Board.Might be football fans but do not appear to have the credentials or finances to sustain more than Leagues 1 oor 2,certainly not Championship.Might be much better all-round to stay in League 1!
Very bad display and result.Cannot blame Miller and Ward who volunteered to help out as player/managers!Just look how previous Player/Manager's struggled including Hoddle struggled with both jobs. More worried about composition of new Board.Might be football fans but do not appear to have the credentials or finances to sustain more than Leagues 1 oor 2,certainly not Championship.Might be much better all-round to stay in League 1! pat.swindon.f.c.

10:33pm Tue 26 Feb 13

darkskies says...

Its only one game. Win against Coventry and its back on track for the Robins. You must feel like Gillingham do tonight after we mugged them on their patch.
OUFC....
Its only one game. Win against Coventry and its back on track for the Robins. You must feel like Gillingham do tonight after we mugged them on their patch. OUFC.... darkskies

10:33pm Tue 26 Feb 13

DarrenSTFCRomain says...

35 year fan wrote:
Jeremy Hilary Boob wrote:
Stratton Red wrote: Terrible performance... * Getting clear just how essential PDC was to us???
Yep. He certainly saw off the likes of Hartlepool at home. Oh wait... Have to agree though that some urgency is required on the manager front now - we need someone in place by the Cov game or we could be fast tumbling out of the play-offs. McCrory & co have known for a week PDC was gone and for 3 weeks that this was a possibility. It beggars belief that they don't seem to have drawn up any sort of shortlist - even if they wanted to take their time over a permanent appointment (knowing which division we'll be playing in might affect this) I cannot believe that there isn't someone around who could have been brought in to to a job between now and May. Much more of this and Phil Brown will start to look like a good idea.
the new owners were hoping these two players woud work out as managers for one simple reason. they are free. and the owners dont have any money! its for the club's benefit that this plan has been ruined so quick and they will need to find some money quickly. however i confidently predict they will go for the cheapest solution ie lower league manager crrently out of work.
The board have been in charge 5 DAYS YES 5 DAYS....

10 DAYS AGO PAOLO WALKED OUT ON STFC...

What do people expect to happen in such a short time...

BUT 2night was well lets say FCUKING RUBBISH
[quote][p][bold]35 year fan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jeremy Hilary Boob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stratton Red[/bold] wrote: Terrible performance... * Getting clear just how essential PDC was to us???[/p][/quote]Yep. He certainly saw off the likes of Hartlepool at home. Oh wait... Have to agree though that some urgency is required on the manager front now - we need someone in place by the Cov game or we could be fast tumbling out of the play-offs. McCrory & co have known for a week PDC was gone and for 3 weeks that this was a possibility. It beggars belief that they don't seem to have drawn up any sort of shortlist - even if they wanted to take their time over a permanent appointment (knowing which division we'll be playing in might affect this) I cannot believe that there isn't someone around who could have been brought in to to a job between now and May. Much more of this and Phil Brown will start to look like a good idea.[/p][/quote]the new owners were hoping these two players woud work out as managers for one simple reason. they are free. and the owners dont have any money! its for the club's benefit that this plan has been ruined so quick and they will need to find some money quickly. however i confidently predict they will go for the cheapest solution ie lower league manager crrently out of work.[/p][/quote]The board have been in charge 5 DAYS YES 5 DAYS.... 10 DAYS AGO PAOLO WALKED OUT ON STFC... What do people expect to happen in such a short time... BUT 2night was well lets say FCUKING RUBBISH DarrenSTFCRomain

10:33pm Tue 26 Feb 13

International Robin2 says...

BRING DI CANIO BACK! LET'S START PLAYING FOOTBALL AGAIN AND WIN THIS **** LEAGUE!

http://www.ipetition
s.com/petition/bring
paoloback/
BRING DI CANIO BACK! LET'S START PLAYING FOOTBALL AGAIN AND WIN THIS **** LEAGUE! http://www.ipetition s.com/petition/bring paoloback/ International Robin2

10:33pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Another view says...

Sadly I've got to agree with Joey - the poor performances started before Christmas. The only inspiring games since then were the two Tranmere games, one before and the other after he left.

The legacy of a good manager is the team he leaves behind. We were stuttering long before he left and we
continue to stutter. I used to disagree when some on here suggested he ruled by fear. Ferguson rules with a certain amount of fear, but at the same time he is developing his players young and not so young.

What is Paolo's legacy?
Sadly I've got to agree with Joey - the poor performances started before Christmas. The only inspiring games since then were the two Tranmere games, one before and the other after he left. The legacy of a good manager is the team he leaves behind. We were stuttering long before he left and we continue to stutter. I used to disagree when some on here suggested he ruled by fear. Ferguson rules with a certain amount of fear, but at the same time he is developing his players young and not so young. What is Paolo's legacy? Another view

10:35pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Chish and Fips says...

35 year fan wrote:
Jeremy Hilary Boob wrote:
Stratton Red wrote:
Terrible performance...
*
Getting clear just how essential PDC was to us???
Yep. He certainly saw off the likes of Hartlepool at home.

Oh wait...

Have to agree though that some urgency is required on the manager front now - we need someone in place by the Cov game or we could be fast tumbling out of the play-offs.

McCrory & co have known for a week PDC was gone and for 3 weeks that this was a possibility. It beggars belief that they don't seem to have drawn up any sort of shortlist - even if they wanted to take their time over a permanent appointment (knowing which division we'll be playing in might affect this) I cannot believe that there isn't someone around who could have been brought in to to a job between now and May.

Much more of this and Phil Brown will start to look like a good idea.
the new owners were hoping these two players woud work out as managers for one simple reason. they are free. and the owners dont have any money!

its for the club's benefit that this plan has been ruined so quick and they will need to find some money quickly. however i confidently predict they will go for the cheapest solution ie lower league manager crrently out of work.
Thank you 35 for your input from up the A420 ....... Trying to sneak under the radar.... Eh !
[quote][p][bold]35 year fan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jeremy Hilary Boob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stratton Red[/bold] wrote: Terrible performance... * Getting clear just how essential PDC was to us???[/p][/quote]Yep. He certainly saw off the likes of Hartlepool at home. Oh wait... Have to agree though that some urgency is required on the manager front now - we need someone in place by the Cov game or we could be fast tumbling out of the play-offs. McCrory & co have known for a week PDC was gone and for 3 weeks that this was a possibility. It beggars belief that they don't seem to have drawn up any sort of shortlist - even if they wanted to take their time over a permanent appointment (knowing which division we'll be playing in might affect this) I cannot believe that there isn't someone around who could have been brought in to to a job between now and May. Much more of this and Phil Brown will start to look like a good idea.[/p][/quote]the new owners were hoping these two players woud work out as managers for one simple reason. they are free. and the owners dont have any money! its for the club's benefit that this plan has been ruined so quick and they will need to find some money quickly. however i confidently predict they will go for the cheapest solution ie lower league manager crrently out of work.[/p][/quote]Thank you 35 for your input from up the A420 ....... Trying to sneak under the radar.... Eh ! Chish and Fips

10:35pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Davidsyrett says...

SimonPrice351 wrote:
No blame attached to Miller and Ward - they have been placed in a very difficult position and have two jobs to do. On the field and off it.

Bury sensed blood and went in for the kill. Swindon, I hear, looked shell-shocked after Schumacher's goal and with recent events the player's minds must have been elsewhere.

We won't go down, but I am no longer convinced we will either go up or make the play-offs without a top manager coming in. Trouble is, the top managers tend to get snapped up quickly and only go where there is surplus cash to spend.

Recent events at SN1 will not have done much to market us to the Adkins and Jewell's of football management, and so I think we will probably only get a bog standard League 1/2 level manager.

Alan Shearer, Gareth Southgate or Roy Keane would be ideal cheap appointments.

For those wanting Adkins, I ask why would a Premiership standard manager drop down two leagues to manage a beleaguered Swindon Town side which has (and some argue still is) in a mess.

Paolo is in the past - and well do we know it!
not sure Shearer, Southgate or Keane would be cheap, they are hugh contracts for TV pundits, swindon would have to pay big money to get them
[quote][p][bold]SimonPrice351[/bold] wrote: No blame attached to Miller and Ward - they have been placed in a very difficult position and have two jobs to do. On the field and off it. Bury sensed blood and went in for the kill. Swindon, I hear, looked shell-shocked after Schumacher's goal and with recent events the player's minds must have been elsewhere. We won't go down, but I am no longer convinced we will either go up or make the play-offs without a top manager coming in. Trouble is, the top managers tend to get snapped up quickly and only go where there is surplus cash to spend. Recent events at SN1 will not have done much to market us to the Adkins and Jewell's of football management, and so I think we will probably only get a bog standard League 1/2 level manager. Alan Shearer, Gareth Southgate or Roy Keane would be ideal cheap appointments. For those wanting Adkins, I ask why would a Premiership standard manager drop down two leagues to manage a beleaguered Swindon Town side which has (and some argue still is) in a mess. Paolo is in the past - and well do we know it![/p][/quote]not sure Shearer, Southgate or Keane would be cheap, they are hugh contracts for TV pundits, swindon would have to pay big money to get them Davidsyrett

10:36pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Always red says...

Only 1 person to blame for this mess and that's PDC
He's left us in the smelly stuff and some people still want him back !
As for our fickle supporters cheering when Roberts & Navarro went off was a disgrace .
How are they feeling now ?
Talk about de-motivating your own players at a time when we need to be strong together
It was never going to easy with all the goings on off the pitch without the fans turning on the team.
Only 1 person to blame for this mess and that's PDC He's left us in the smelly stuff and some people still want him back ! As for our fickle supporters cheering when Roberts & Navarro went off was a disgrace . How are they feeling now ? Talk about de-motivating your own players at a time when we need to be strong together It was never going to easy with all the goings on off the pitch without the fans turning on the team. Always red

10:38pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Di kanny oh says...

Well that was painful watching that utter garbage absolutely shocking display. Why did Navaro play tonight totally unfit and overweight and could not even make a 10 yard pass. Why Thompson has been omitted is beyond me so this is where mates being managers does not work. This was never going to work having two players on the pitch managing the team. We are desperate for new players to come in and I wonder how Hollands is at Charlton was that a long term injury. Can't see us getting Marlon Pack in now as I am sure Di Canio was the draw for the player. Well done Luke Rooney came on late and did very well. A manager is a must now but just hope the rumours about the players back on the beer is not true. Owen Coyle would be a good choice for manager.
Well that was painful watching that utter garbage absolutely shocking display. Why did Navaro play tonight totally unfit and overweight and could not even make a 10 yard pass. Why Thompson has been omitted is beyond me so this is where mates being managers does not work. This was never going to work having two players on the pitch managing the team. We are desperate for new players to come in and I wonder how Hollands is at Charlton was that a long term injury. Can't see us getting Marlon Pack in now as I am sure Di Canio was the draw for the player. Well done Luke Rooney came on late and did very well. A manager is a must now but just hope the rumours about the players back on the beer is not true. Owen Coyle would be a good choice for manager. Di kanny oh

10:39pm Tue 26 Feb 13

The Jockster says...

Well if anyone is under any illusions about even making the playoffs after taking 2 points from 9, from 3 home games, they are clearly suffering delusions of grandeur.

The hoots of derision when Macca was announced as man of the match seconds after hoofing the ball into the DR were deafening. Doubtless the sponsors were either Macca's parents or they drew the name from the hat.

Although the return of the fiery stallion is unlikely I can't help making a comparison between him and old big'ead. Pdc said that these players are nothing without him and its hard to argue that and of course BC famously said " I wouldn't say I'm the best manager but I'm in the top one"

That was simply dire and it's hard to see where the next win is coming from - we're in Harry Styles mode - one direction heading south!
Town squad to star in next Bond film entitled Freefall!
Well if anyone is under any illusions about even making the playoffs after taking 2 points from 9, from 3 home games, they are clearly suffering delusions of grandeur. The hoots of derision when Macca was announced as man of the match seconds after hoofing the ball into the DR were deafening. Doubtless the sponsors were either Macca's parents or they drew the name from the hat. Although the return of the fiery stallion is unlikely I can't help making a comparison between him and old big'ead. Pdc said that these players are nothing without him and its hard to argue that and of course BC famously said " I wouldn't say I'm the best manager but I'm in the top one" That was simply dire and it's hard to see where the next win is coming from - we're in Harry Styles mode - one direction heading south! Town squad to star in next Bond film entitled Freefall! The Jockster

10:40pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Mobyok says...

These past couple of weeks have been a nightmare - if only I could wake up and discover that Paolo is still manager, Ritchie is in the side and we are regularly thrashing sides 5-0 in front of 10,000 gates.
What a tragic waste of 2/3 of a seasons work. I still cannot understand how this almighty implosion can have happened.
Thank you Mr Black. Just 3 more months and you could have left Swindon in the Championship and would have earned the eternal debt and gratitude of us fans. Instead you got tired of your expensive little play thing and chose to get your kicks elsewhere. I will never forgive you for that.
These past couple of weeks have been a nightmare - if only I could wake up and discover that Paolo is still manager, Ritchie is in the side and we are regularly thrashing sides 5-0 in front of 10,000 gates. What a tragic waste of 2/3 of a seasons work. I still cannot understand how this almighty implosion can have happened. Thank you Mr Black. Just 3 more months and you could have left Swindon in the Championship and would have earned the eternal debt and gratitude of us fans. Instead you got tired of your expensive little play thing and chose to get your kicks elsewhere. I will never forgive you for that. Mobyok

10:41pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Med Red says...

Apart from a manager we badly need to strengthen the team... c'mon Mr. Mcrory pull yer finger out please!!
Apart from a manager we badly need to strengthen the team... c'mon Mr. Mcrory pull yer finger out please!! Med Red

10:42pm Tue 26 Feb 13

International Robin2 says...

BRING DI CANIO BACK! LET'S START PLAYING FOOTBALL AGAIN AND WIN THIS **** LEAGUE!

http://www.ipetition
s.com/petition/bring
paoloback/
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10:43pm Tue 26 Feb 13

joey butler says...

Med Red wrote:
C'mon all you Paolo detractors lets be hearing ya. It's Paolo's fault we lost tonight cos he walked out.... cr@p!! We are where we are because of Paolo he managed to get a bunch of chihuahua brained donkeys to play like a team bound for promotion. Without him we look pretty clueless. At least we've too many points to be relegated... haven't we?
Med Red,

I am quite sure the Town Players will just love your description of them.

''Donkeys'' they are certainly not.

For your part, you might like to search AA Route-finder for the quickest way home to Oxford or Bournemouth, although Wick might suit you better!!
[quote][p][bold]Med Red[/bold] wrote: C'mon all you Paolo detractors lets be hearing ya. It's Paolo's fault we lost tonight cos he walked out.... cr@p!! We are where we are because of Paolo he managed to get a bunch of chihuahua brained donkeys to play like a team bound for promotion. Without him we look pretty clueless. At least we've too many points to be relegated... haven't we?[/p][/quote]Med Red, I am quite sure the Town Players will just love your description of them. ''Donkeys'' they are certainly not. For your part, you might like to search AA Route-finder for the quickest way home to Oxford or Bournemouth, although Wick might suit you better!! joey butler

10:44pm Tue 26 Feb 13

tifosi says...

Mobyok wrote:
These past couple of weeks have been a nightmare - if only I could wake up and discover that Paolo is still manager, Ritchie is in the side and we are regularly thrashing sides 5-0 in front of 10,000 gates.
What a tragic waste of 2/3 of a seasons work. I still cannot understand how this almighty implosion can have happened.
Thank you Mr Black. Just 3 more months and you could have left Swindon in the Championship and would have earned the eternal debt and gratitude of us fans. Instead you got tired of your expensive little play thing and chose to get your kicks elsewhere. I will never forgive you for that.
Sadly this is a perfect summing up. Only at Swindon
[quote][p][bold]Mobyok[/bold] wrote: These past couple of weeks have been a nightmare - if only I could wake up and discover that Paolo is still manager, Ritchie is in the side and we are regularly thrashing sides 5-0 in front of 10,000 gates. What a tragic waste of 2/3 of a seasons work. I still cannot understand how this almighty implosion can have happened. Thank you Mr Black. Just 3 more months and you could have left Swindon in the Championship and would have earned the eternal debt and gratitude of us fans. Instead you got tired of your expensive little play thing and chose to get your kicks elsewhere. I will never forgive you for that.[/p][/quote]Sadly this is a perfect summing up. Only at Swindon tifosi

10:44pm Tue 26 Feb 13

the wizard says...

glasred wrote:
A week ago we won at Tranmere...with no new and only PDCs backroom staff running the team.
AS soon as PDCs backroom staff left we were left with 2 players in charge and now new owners who seem in no hurry to appoint a new manager.
As I said this afternoon....without the passion and influence of PDC we wouls start to slide down the table.
But,as stfcknowitall and a few other said,any half decent manager could of got us promoted last season,and no doubt can easily get us promoted this season with the high calibre od players that PDC was so lucky to be able to sign.!!!
What a load of crap!
This lot will continue to loose confidence and slide into oblivian if we do not get PDC back at the helm.
The low energy rubbish we have witnessed in the lasr 2 home games will continue at Coventry next Saturday.
Remember this...the players we have are very average...it is only the power and passion of PDC that propelled us to the top of L1...without him we will end up outside the playoffs....but off course still in business and safe and COMPLACENT.
I will say it again.....Come on Mc Crery.....phone up PDC and get him back in charge,or your takeover at the club will signify the time when we became a stable club,but lost the power and passion to challenge for the Championship
Bring back PDC...NOW!!!!!!!!
If your so beloved PDC is so good then why did he sign crap players who are unable to perform without him, surely that shows just how limited his vision is, paying top dollar for second rate players as you infer they are.

Do you not remember that so far this season we have lost to,

PNE away

The Pox away

Orient home

Colchester home

Crewe away

Villa away

Notts Co away

And add to that a few draws at home like Saturday where we were lucky.

When are people going to realise, its nice to win, but not our divine right to win. This period of time was always going to be difficult so why slag the players who are trying hard to hold things together until somebody else is found.
[quote][p][bold]glasred[/bold] wrote: A week ago we won at Tranmere...with no new and only PDCs backroom staff running the team. AS soon as PDCs backroom staff left we were left with 2 players in charge and now new owners who seem in no hurry to appoint a new manager. As I said this afternoon....without the passion and influence of PDC we wouls start to slide down the table. But,as stfcknowitall and a few other said,any half decent manager could of got us promoted last season,and no doubt can easily get us promoted this season with the high calibre od players that PDC was so lucky to be able to sign.!!! What a load of crap! This lot will continue to loose confidence and slide into oblivian if we do not get PDC back at the helm. The low energy rubbish we have witnessed in the lasr 2 home games will continue at Coventry next Saturday. Remember this...the players we have are very average...it is only the power and passion of PDC that propelled us to the top of L1...without him we will end up outside the playoffs....but off course still in business and safe and COMPLACENT. I will say it again.....Come on Mc Crery.....phone up PDC and get him back in charge,or your takeover at the club will signify the time when we became a stable club,but lost the power and passion to challenge for the Championship Bring back PDC...NOW!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]If your so beloved PDC is so good then why did he sign crap players who are unable to perform without him, surely that shows just how limited his vision is, paying top dollar for second rate players as you infer they are. Do you not remember that so far this season we have lost to, PNE away The Pox away Orient home Colchester home Crewe away Villa away Notts Co away And add to that a few draws at home like Saturday where we were lucky. When are people going to realise, its nice to win, but not our divine right to win. This period of time was always going to be difficult so why slag the players who are trying hard to hold things together until somebody else is found. the wizard

10:44pm Tue 26 Feb 13

jayden says...

HOPE who comes in is going to be strick as the storys were coming out about players out drinking .That was as bad as it gets tonight.
HOPE who comes in is going to be strick as the storys were coming out about players out drinking .That was as bad as it gets tonight. jayden

10:44pm Tue 26 Feb 13

TenerifeRed says...

"Alan Shearer, Gareth Southgate or Roy Keane would be ideal cheap appointments."

nice to see Town fans still have a sense of humour through all this LOL
"Alan Shearer, Gareth Southgate or Roy Keane would be ideal cheap appointments." nice to see Town fans still have a sense of humour through all this LOL TenerifeRed

10:45pm Tue 26 Feb 13

red white says...

joey butler wrote:
red white wrote:
joey butler wrote:
Sadly, a wake up call for all of us I think.

We could not beat Hartlepool, Preston or Bury at home recently, very poor teams we should have been able to claim three points from.

But exactly the same happened several times before Christmas, in home games we should have won.

So we are NOT going up, with or without PDC, and we have to live with mid or lower table life.

And the people on here calling for PDC to come back are quite simply deluded.

We all need to move on, work and live within budget, at the end of the day, nobody died!!
You cannot account for Poalo. He loves this club but was stitched up by what was left of the board. Sure he would love to get us up.
Try spelling PDC's name right, you Oxford troll.
Shut up you fat tart,I watched Joey Butler win the cup for us,you are a disgrace to the good name of Swindon Town.

Stop drinking pal !
[quote][p][bold]joey butler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]red white[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]joey butler[/bold] wrote: Sadly, a wake up call for all of us I think. We could not beat Hartlepool, Preston or Bury at home recently, very poor teams we should have been able to claim three points from. But exactly the same happened several times before Christmas, in home games we should have won. So we are NOT going up, with or without PDC, and we have to live with mid or lower table life. And the people on here calling for PDC to come back are quite simply deluded. We all need to move on, work and live within budget, at the end of the day, nobody died!![/p][/quote]You cannot account for Poalo. He loves this club but was stitched up by what was left of the board. Sure he would love to get us up.[/p][/quote]Try spelling PDC's name right, you Oxford troll.[/p][/quote]Shut up you fat tart,I watched Joey Butler win the cup for us,you are a disgrace to the good name of Swindon Town. Stop drinking pal ! red white

10:45pm Tue 26 Feb 13

International Robin2 says...

BRING DI CANIO BACK! LET'S START PLAYING FOOTBALL AGAIN AND WIN THIS **** LEAGUE!

http://www.ipetition

s.com/petition/bring

paoloback/
BRING DI CANIO BACK! LET'S START PLAYING FOOTBALL AGAIN AND WIN THIS **** LEAGUE! http://www.ipetition s.com/petition/bring paoloback/ International Robin2

10:47pm Tue 26 Feb 13

35 year fan says...

Chish and Fips wrote:
35 year fan wrote:
Jeremy Hilary Boob wrote:
Stratton Red wrote:
Terrible performance...
*
Getting clear just how essential PDC was to us???
Yep. He certainly saw off the likes of Hartlepool at home.

Oh wait...

Have to agree though that some urgency is required on the manager front now - we need someone in place by the Cov game or we could be fast tumbling out of the play-offs.

McCrory & co have known for a week PDC was gone and for 3 weeks that this was a possibility. It beggars belief that they don't seem to have drawn up any sort of shortlist - even if they wanted to take their time over a permanent appointment (knowing which division we'll be playing in might affect this) I cannot believe that there isn't someone around who could have been brought in to to a job between now and May.

Much more of this and Phil Brown will start to look like a good idea.
the new owners were hoping these two players woud work out as managers for one simple reason. they are free. and the owners dont have any money!

its for the club's benefit that this plan has been ruined so quick and they will need to find some money quickly. however i confidently predict they will go for the cheapest solution ie lower league manager crrently out of work.
Thank you 35 for your input from up the A420 ....... Trying to sneak under the radar.... Eh !
mr fish spends his life on our board so he knows me better than you guys.

fishy you have to admit that a lot of what i told you would happen has happened. your former owner running the club at assive monthly loss then suddenly takin his ball away has left problems that cant be fixed. well except by another clueless squillionnaire desperate to throw away his dosh, and they dont come along too often.
[quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]35 year fan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jeremy Hilary Boob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stratton Red[/bold] wrote: Terrible performance... * Getting clear just how essential PDC was to us???[/p][/quote]Yep. He certainly saw off the likes of Hartlepool at home. Oh wait... Have to agree though that some urgency is required on the manager front now - we need someone in place by the Cov game or we could be fast tumbling out of the play-offs. McCrory & co have known for a week PDC was gone and for 3 weeks that this was a possibility. It beggars belief that they don't seem to have drawn up any sort of shortlist - even if they wanted to take their time over a permanent appointment (knowing which division we'll be playing in might affect this) I cannot believe that there isn't someone around who could have been brought in to to a job between now and May. Much more of this and Phil Brown will start to look like a good idea.[/p][/quote]the new owners were hoping these two players woud work out as managers for one simple reason. they are free. and the owners dont have any money! its for the club's benefit that this plan has been ruined so quick and they will need to find some money quickly. however i confidently predict they will go for the cheapest solution ie lower league manager crrently out of work.[/p][/quote]Thank you 35 for your input from up the A420 ....... Trying to sneak under the radar.... Eh ![/p][/quote]mr fish spends his life on our board so he knows me better than you guys. fishy you have to admit that a lot of what i told you would happen has happened. your former owner running the club at assive monthly loss then suddenly takin his ball away has left problems that cant be fixed. well except by another clueless squillionnaire desperate to throw away his dosh, and they dont come along too often. 35 year fan

10:49pm Tue 26 Feb 13

bradley red 1 says...

What really worries me is who the new directors will bring in? perhaps new director callum rice will get one of his rock star friends involved and turn the whole team into a fucxin boy band!
What really worries me is who the new directors will bring in? perhaps new director callum rice will get one of his rock star friends involved and turn the whole team into a fucxin boy band! bradley red 1

10:49pm Tue 26 Feb 13

The Jockster says...

red white wrote:
sagadude wrote:
We'll get a thumping at Cov on Sat.

Bournemouth off the rails also!

Tisdale or Hoddle please.
Deluded sorry,makes no sense.with the greatest respect.
Why oh why for the umpteenth time are people still going on about Hoddle ffs! Have they been to see that psychic bird he used to go and visit? Talk of Hoddle is surely rhyming slang for twaddle!
[quote][p][bold]red white[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sagadude[/bold] wrote: We'll get a thumping at Cov on Sat. Bournemouth off the rails also! Tisdale or Hoddle please.[/p][/quote]Deluded sorry,makes no sense.with the greatest respect.[/p][/quote]Why oh why for the umpteenth time are people still going on about Hoddle ffs! Have they been to see that psychic bird he used to go and visit? Talk of Hoddle is surely rhyming slang for twaddle! The Jockster

10:50pm Tue 26 Feb 13

the wizard says...

Another view wrote:
Sadly I've got to agree with Joey - the poor performances started before Christmas. The only inspiring games since then were the two Tranmere games, one before and the other after he left.

The legacy of a good manager is the team he leaves behind. We were stuttering long before he left and we
continue to stutter. I used to disagree when some on here suggested he ruled by fear. Ferguson rules with a certain amount of fear, but at the same time he is developing his players young and not so young.

What is Paolo's legacy?
Good point.
[quote][p][bold]Another view[/bold] wrote: Sadly I've got to agree with Joey - the poor performances started before Christmas. The only inspiring games since then were the two Tranmere games, one before and the other after he left. The legacy of a good manager is the team he leaves behind. We were stuttering long before he left and we continue to stutter. I used to disagree when some on here suggested he ruled by fear. Ferguson rules with a certain amount of fear, but at the same time he is developing his players young and not so young. What is Paolo's legacy?[/p][/quote]Good point. the wizard

10:54pm Tue 26 Feb 13

red white says...

bradley red 1 wrote:
What really worries me is who the new directors will bring in? perhaps new director callum rice will get one of his rock star friends involved and turn the whole team into a fucxin boy band!
Worries me,good point.

O my days!
[quote][p][bold]bradley red 1[/bold] wrote: What really worries me is who the new directors will bring in? perhaps new director callum rice will get one of his rock star friends involved and turn the whole team into a fucxin boy band![/p][/quote]Worries me,good point. O my days! red white

10:54pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Chish and Fips says...

International Robin2 wrote:
BRING DI CANIO BACK! LET'S START PLAYING FOOTBALL AGAIN AND WIN THIS **** LEAGUE!

http://www.ipetition


s.com/petition/bring


paoloback/
Yawn time for bed ... This post works better than counting sheep ...
[quote][p][bold]International Robin2[/bold] wrote: BRING DI CANIO BACK! LET'S START PLAYING FOOTBALL AGAIN AND WIN THIS **** LEAGUE! http://www.ipetition s.com/petition/bring paoloback/[/p][/quote]Yawn time for bed ... This post works better than counting sheep ... Chish and Fips

10:55pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Jeremy Hilary Boob says...

Davidsyrett wrote:
SimonPrice351 wrote:
No blame attached to Miller and Ward - they have been placed in a very difficult position and have two jobs to do. On the field and off it.

Bury sensed blood and went in for the kill. Swindon, I hear, looked shell-shocked after Schumacher's goal and with recent events the player's minds must have been elsewhere.

We won't go down, but I am no longer convinced we will either go up or make the play-offs without a top manager coming in. Trouble is, the top managers tend to get snapped up quickly and only go where there is surplus cash to spend.

Recent events at SN1 will not have done much to market us to the Adkins and Jewell's of football management, and so I think we will probably only get a bog standard League 1/2 level manager.

Alan Shearer, Gareth Southgate or Roy Keane would be ideal cheap appointments.

For those wanting Adkins, I ask why would a Premiership standard manager drop down two leagues to manage a beleaguered Swindon Town side which has (and some argue still is) in a mess.

Paolo is in the past - and well do we know it!
not sure Shearer, Southgate or Keane would be cheap, they are hugh contracts for TV pundits, swindon would have to pay big money to get them
Shearer displays absolutely zero tactic knowledge on MOTD and Keane is best left on ITV because he looks like he could chin Chiles at a moment's notice.

Really, all three are on TV because all three failed as managers - and they're also on a ton of cash that we cannot afford even if they were any good in the first place.
[quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SimonPrice351[/bold] wrote: No blame attached to Miller and Ward - they have been placed in a very difficult position and have two jobs to do. On the field and off it. Bury sensed blood and went in for the kill. Swindon, I hear, looked shell-shocked after Schumacher's goal and with recent events the player's minds must have been elsewhere. We won't go down, but I am no longer convinced we will either go up or make the play-offs without a top manager coming in. Trouble is, the top managers tend to get snapped up quickly and only go where there is surplus cash to spend. Recent events at SN1 will not have done much to market us to the Adkins and Jewell's of football management, and so I think we will probably only get a bog standard League 1/2 level manager. Alan Shearer, Gareth Southgate or Roy Keane would be ideal cheap appointments. For those wanting Adkins, I ask why would a Premiership standard manager drop down two leagues to manage a beleaguered Swindon Town side which has (and some argue still is) in a mess. Paolo is in the past - and well do we know it![/p][/quote]not sure Shearer, Southgate or Keane would be cheap, they are hugh contracts for TV pundits, swindon would have to pay big money to get them[/p][/quote]Shearer displays absolutely zero tactic knowledge on MOTD and Keane is best left on ITV because he looks like he could chin Chiles at a moment's notice. Really, all three are on TV because all three failed as managers - and they're also on a ton of cash that we cannot afford even if they were any good in the first place. Jeremy Hilary Boob

10:56pm Tue 26 Feb 13

the wizard says...

The Jockster wrote:
red white wrote:
sagadude wrote:
We'll get a thumping at Cov on Sat.

Bournemouth off the rails also!

Tisdale or Hoddle please.
Deluded sorry,makes no sense.with the greatest respect.
Why oh why for the umpteenth time are people still going on about Hoddle ffs! Have they been to see that psychic bird he used to go and visit? Talk of Hoddle is surely rhyming slang for twaddle!
Hi Jock,

Sorry couldn't make it this evening, shame the boys have had two bad games, that said we have been up and down struggling for form on and off through the season with faces coming and going. I can take it that it was really that bad as so many have made the point, but how did the two Rooneys do and were we better with Nathan on and Macca in the middle. It seemed so from here, and I did post it at half time, it just seemed logical.
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]red white[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sagadude[/bold] wrote: We'll get a thumping at Cov on Sat. Bournemouth off the rails also! Tisdale or Hoddle please.[/p][/quote]Deluded sorry,makes no sense.with the greatest respect.[/p][/quote]Why oh why for the umpteenth time are people still going on about Hoddle ffs! Have they been to see that psychic bird he used to go and visit? Talk of Hoddle is surely rhyming slang for twaddle![/p][/quote]Hi Jock, Sorry couldn't make it this evening, shame the boys have had two bad games, that said we have been up and down struggling for form on and off through the season with faces coming and going. I can take it that it was really that bad as so many have made the point, but how did the two Rooneys do and were we better with Nathan on and Macca in the middle. It seemed so from here, and I did post it at half time, it just seemed logical. the wizard

10:56pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Di kanny oh says...

Di Canio will not be coming back and its time to move on. Luke Rooney is back in the squad, McCormack is back as captain so What will Di Canio do with them two. No not going to happen and we have to look at others and be quick. I seriously do not think promotion is realistic anymore and believe we need a manager to steady the ship. Now the shackles are off watch the players self destruct that tonight was shameful.
Di Canio will not be coming back and its time to move on. Luke Rooney is back in the squad, McCormack is back as captain so What will Di Canio do with them two. No not going to happen and we have to look at others and be quick. I seriously do not think promotion is realistic anymore and believe we need a manager to steady the ship. Now the shackles are off watch the players self destruct that tonight was shameful. Di kanny oh

10:58pm Tue 26 Feb 13

red white says...

Di kanny oh wrote:
Di Canio will not be coming back and its time to move on. Luke Rooney is back in the squad, McCormack is back as captain so What will Di Canio do with them two. No not going to happen and we have to look at others and be quick. I seriously do not think promotion is realistic anymore and believe we need a manager to steady the ship. Now the shackles are off watch the players self destruct that tonight was shameful.
How do you know that?
[quote][p][bold]Di kanny oh[/bold] wrote: Di Canio will not be coming back and its time to move on. Luke Rooney is back in the squad, McCormack is back as captain so What will Di Canio do with them two. No not going to happen and we have to look at others and be quick. I seriously do not think promotion is realistic anymore and believe we need a manager to steady the ship. Now the shackles are off watch the players self destruct that tonight was shameful.[/p][/quote]How do you know that? red white

11:00pm Tue 26 Feb 13

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11:00pm Tue 26 Feb 13

red white says...

TenerifeRed wrote:
"Alan Shearer, Gareth Southgate or Roy Keane would be ideal cheap appointments."

nice to see Town fans still have a sense of humour through all this LOL
Would be useless ,IMO.In fact you are deluded.
[quote][p][bold]TenerifeRed[/bold] wrote: "Alan Shearer, Gareth Southgate or Roy Keane would be ideal cheap appointments." nice to see Town fans still have a sense of humour through all this LOL[/p][/quote]Would be useless ,IMO.In fact you are deluded. red white

11:00pm Tue 26 Feb 13

International Robin2 says...

^^^ Well, that didn't work haha!
^^^ Well, that didn't work haha! International Robin2

11:01pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Okus Road says...

PAULHa wrote:
PAULHa wrote:
I hate to say i told you so!! please revert to swindons last game comments

NO PAULO DI CANIO.........THEN ITS FREEFALL MARK MY WORDS!!

paul harris ;-)
everyone should be bombarding the board with requests for paulo to be back ASAP or the damage could be done. someone said paulo thinks he is bigger than swindon.............

...thing is HE IS loooooooooooool!!!!!

!!
He's not coming back and it's a pity you can't spell his name !
[quote][p][bold]PAULHa[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PAULHa[/bold] wrote: I hate to say i told you so!! please revert to swindons last game comments NO PAULO DI CANIO.........THEN ITS FREEFALL MARK MY WORDS!! paul harris ;-)[/p][/quote]everyone should be bombarding the board with requests for paulo to be back ASAP or the damage could be done. someone said paulo thinks he is bigger than swindon............. ...thing is HE IS loooooooooooool!!!!! !![/p][/quote]He's not coming back and it's a pity you can't spell his name ! Okus Road

11:01pm Tue 26 Feb 13

red white says...

red white wrote:
Di kanny oh wrote:
Di Canio will not be coming back and its time to move on. Luke Rooney is back in the squad, McCormack is back as captain so What will Di Canio do with them two. No not going to happen and we have to look at others and be quick. I seriously do not think promotion is realistic anymore and believe we need a manager to steady the ship. Now the shackles are off watch the players self destruct that tonight was shameful.
How do you know that?
Paolo loves our club............
[quote][p][bold]red white[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Di kanny oh[/bold] wrote: Di Canio will not be coming back and its time to move on. Luke Rooney is back in the squad, McCormack is back as captain so What will Di Canio do with them two. No not going to happen and we have to look at others and be quick. I seriously do not think promotion is realistic anymore and believe we need a manager to steady the ship. Now the shackles are off watch the players self destruct that tonight was shameful.[/p][/quote]How do you know that?[/p][/quote]Paolo loves our club............ red white

11:04pm Tue 26 Feb 13

red white says...

The Jockster wrote:
red white wrote:
sagadude wrote:
We'll get a thumping at Cov on Sat.

Bournemouth off the rails also!

Tisdale or Hoddle please.
Deluded sorry,makes no sense.with the greatest respect.
Why oh why for the umpteenth time are people still going on about Hoddle ffs! Have they been to see that psychic bird he used to go and visit? Talk of Hoddle is surely rhyming slang for twaddle!
Bring in a mad Jock manager.
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]red white[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sagadude[/bold] wrote: We'll get a thumping at Cov on Sat. Bournemouth off the rails also! Tisdale or Hoddle please.[/p][/quote]Deluded sorry,makes no sense.with the greatest respect.[/p][/quote]Why oh why for the umpteenth time are people still going on about Hoddle ffs! Have they been to see that psychic bird he used to go and visit? Talk of Hoddle is surely rhyming slang for twaddle![/p][/quote]Bring in a mad Jock manager. red white

11:04pm Tue 26 Feb 13

southside7 says...

London Red wrote:
So Miller has pretty much said a new guy is coming in
.
Tomorrow the board need to look at who has applied - if anyone looks good then get them in ASAP for a chat
.
If not decide who you they want and go for them
Hoddle please.
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: So Miller has pretty much said a new guy is coming in . Tomorrow the board need to look at who has applied - if anyone looks good then get them in ASAP for a chat . If not decide who you they want and go for them[/p][/quote]Hoddle please. southside7

11:09pm Tue 26 Feb 13

International Robin2 says...

PAOLO DI CANIOOOOO!!!

We are Swindon, in great need... BRING BACK THE DON!

Sign the petition http://bit.ly/13Skd9
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PAOLO DI CANIOOOOO!!! We are Swindon, in great need... BRING BACK THE DON! Sign the petition http://bit.ly/13Skd9 Z International Robin2

11:10pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Jets there'd says...

Of course everyone is disappointed at tonight's result.

However Darren & Tommy must NOT beat themselves up over it, these things happen. All the players should hang their heads in shame tonight.

I was not impressed by one of the new owners on BBC Wiltshire with him rambling on about STFC needing to host concerts. I've just wasted £80 taking the family to see tonight's match & I then have to listen to someone say about bringing music concerts to the ground.

Well call me old fashioned but I pay my money to watch STFC play football.
If you've lost sight of this after less then a week as new owners then here's 2 less season ticket owners for a start next season.

Please engage fans or lose them.
If I want a music venue (which I don't) then I will find one.
Of course everyone is disappointed at tonight's result. However Darren & Tommy must NOT beat themselves up over it, these things happen. All the players should hang their heads in shame tonight. I was not impressed by one of the new owners on BBC Wiltshire with him rambling on about STFC needing to host concerts. I've just wasted £80 taking the family to see tonight's match & I then have to listen to someone say about bringing music concerts to the ground. Well call me old fashioned but I pay my money to watch STFC play football. If you've lost sight of this after less then a week as new owners then here's 2 less season ticket owners for a start next season. Please engage fans or lose them. If I want a music venue (which I don't) then I will find one. Jets there'd

11:10pm Tue 26 Feb 13

SouthcoastRed says...

Long long boring depressing train journey home :( sobbing and blowing my nose on my dicanio number 10 shirt.

I do blame Pdc and his ego for the last 2 performances. A man of the people wouldn't leave us this way as a consequence of his pride. I'm afraid that paolos words appear hollow to me now.

Wardy and miller are admirable senior players but we need an experienced hatchet man at the helm for the rest of the season to sort this.
It's not the time for a spunky new player manager type - even sir paolo (now disgraced) took some time to get off the ground.

It's time for me to take down the paolo statue from above the tv, put it with the two copies of his book and the signed photo in a box in the attic. It was a beautiful relationship but it ended badly and right now the scars are too raw. In years to come I'll smile again about the away day at Northampton last NYE.

In the meantime, I'm in the market for a new leader to get behind. ASAP.

Unlucky tonight boys. Lions led by nothing... Not even a donkey?! Chihuahua's as an old friend might have said. Sob sob sob. Coyr's.
Back to the coal face on Saturday.
Long long boring depressing train journey home :( sobbing and blowing my nose on my dicanio number 10 shirt. I do blame Pdc and his ego for the last 2 performances. A man of the people wouldn't leave us this way as a consequence of his pride. I'm afraid that paolos words appear hollow to me now. Wardy and miller are admirable senior players but we need an experienced hatchet man at the helm for the rest of the season to sort this. It's not the time for a spunky new player manager type - even sir paolo (now disgraced) took some time to get off the ground. It's time for me to take down the paolo statue from above the tv, put it with the two copies of his book and the signed photo in a box in the attic. It was a beautiful relationship but it ended badly and right now the scars are too raw. In years to come I'll smile again about the away day at Northampton last NYE. In the meantime, I'm in the market for a new leader to get behind. ASAP. Unlucky tonight boys. Lions led by nothing... Not even a donkey?! Chihuahua's as an old friend might have said. Sob sob sob. Coyr's. Back to the coal face on Saturday. SouthcoastRed

11:11pm Tue 26 Feb 13

sp1dersw3b says...

Rebel_phish wrote:
International Robin2 wrote:
BRING DI CANIO BACK! LET'S START PLAYING FOOTBALL AGAIN AND WIN THIS **** LEAGUE!

http://www.ipetition


s.com/petition/bring


paoloback/
Absolute resounding responce to this ...

98 signatures to date and growing by the day.
Yes it is a good response when you consider the number of contributors on this forum - nearly 100 regular contributors here, I don't think so?

Hopefully LR has the stats.
[quote][p][bold]Rebel_phish[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]International Robin2[/bold] wrote: BRING DI CANIO BACK! LET'S START PLAYING FOOTBALL AGAIN AND WIN THIS **** LEAGUE! http://www.ipetition s.com/petition/bring paoloback/[/p][/quote]Absolute resounding responce to this ... 98 signatures to date and growing by the day.[/p][/quote]Yes it is a good response when you consider the number of contributors on this forum - nearly 100 regular contributors here, I don't think so? Hopefully LR has the stats. sp1dersw3b

11:11pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Oxon-Red says...

Read a few comments and got bored, particularly from those that were not there. We were poor, yes, and it was the midfield that let us down badly.

Those calling for Benson have a look at his stats. He would not have scored today because the service just wasn't there.

Too many long balls, too many touches being taken before delivering the ball into the bos and then losing the opportunity.

Too many poor balls into the box that were behind the attackers meaning that they had to go backwards to attack the ball.

Not going to fault the effort and clapped the team off at the end.

Disgusted with the booes at the end. P1ss off to Poxford if that is your reaction. There has been one consistent feature at the club during the last few weeks and that is a group of players that still sit 4th in the league 1 table. Fifteen fit senior players, they give 100%, play poorly and are booed. Disgusting behaviour.

Other teams have had similarly poor results, The moneybags with the great manager have lost 3 on the bounce we lose our 1st game in 14 and the players get booed. Shocking.

Support the lads they deserve better.

COYMR
Read a few comments and got bored, particularly from those that were not there. We were poor, yes, and it was the midfield that let us down badly. Those calling for Benson have a look at his stats. He would not have scored today because the service just wasn't there. Too many long balls, too many touches being taken before delivering the ball into the bos and then losing the opportunity. Too many poor balls into the box that were behind the attackers meaning that they had to go backwards to attack the ball. Not going to fault the effort and clapped the team off at the end. Disgusted with the booes at the end. P1ss off to Poxford if that is your reaction. There has been one consistent feature at the club during the last few weeks and that is a group of players that still sit 4th in the league 1 table. Fifteen fit senior players, they give 100%, play poorly and are booed. Disgusting behaviour. Other teams have had similarly poor results, The moneybags with the great manager have lost 3 on the bounce we lose our 1st game in 14 and the players get booed. Shocking. Support the lads they deserve better. COYMR Oxon-Red

11:11pm Tue 26 Feb 13

joey butler says...

red white wrote:
joey butler wrote:
red white wrote:
joey butler wrote:
Sadly, a wake up call for all of us I think.

We could not beat Hartlepool, Preston or Bury at home recently, very poor teams we should have been able to claim three points from.

But exactly the same happened several times before Christmas, in home games we should have won.

So we are NOT going up, with or without PDC, and we have to live with mid or lower table life.

And the people on here calling for PDC to come back are quite simply deluded.

We all need to move on, work and live within budget, at the end of the day, nobody died!!
You cannot account for Poalo. He loves this club but was stitched up by what was left of the board. Sure he would love to get us up.
Try spelling PDC's name right, you Oxford troll.
Shut up you fat tart,I watched Joey Butler win the cup for us,you are a disgrace to the good name of Swindon Town.

Stop drinking pal !
So how do you know if I am fat, you are the DICK!!
[quote][p][bold]red white[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]joey butler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]red white[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]joey butler[/bold] wrote: Sadly, a wake up call for all of us I think. We could not beat Hartlepool, Preston or Bury at home recently, very poor teams we should have been able to claim three points from. But exactly the same happened several times before Christmas, in home games we should have won. So we are NOT going up, with or without PDC, and we have to live with mid or lower table life. And the people on here calling for PDC to come back are quite simply deluded. We all need to move on, work and live within budget, at the end of the day, nobody died!![/p][/quote]You cannot account for Poalo. He loves this club but was stitched up by what was left of the board. Sure he would love to get us up.[/p][/quote]Try spelling PDC's name right, you Oxford troll.[/p][/quote]Shut up you fat tart,I watched Joey Butler win the cup for us,you are a disgrace to the good name of Swindon Town. Stop drinking pal ![/p][/quote]So how do you know if I am fat, you are the DICK!! joey butler

11:13pm Tue 26 Feb 13

REDROM says...

DarrenSTFCRomain wrote:
35 year fan wrote:
Jeremy Hilary Boob wrote:
Stratton Red wrote: Terrible performance... * Getting clear just how essential PDC was to us???
Yep. He certainly saw off the likes of Hartlepool at home. Oh wait... Have to agree though that some urgency is required on the manager front now - we need someone in place by the Cov game or we could be fast tumbling out of the play-offs. McCrory & co have known for a week PDC was gone and for 3 weeks that this was a possibility. It beggars belief that they don't seem to have drawn up any sort of shortlist - even if they wanted to take their time over a permanent appointment (knowing which division we'll be playing in might affect this) I cannot believe that there isn't someone around who could have been brought in to to a job between now and May. Much more of this and Phil Brown will start to look like a good idea.
the new owners were hoping these two players woud work out as managers for one simple reason. they are free. and the owners dont have any money! its for the club's benefit that this plan has been ruined so quick and they will need to find some money quickly. however i confidently predict they will go for the cheapest solution ie lower league manager crrently out of work.
The board have been in charge 5 DAYS YES 5 DAYS....

10 DAYS AGO PAOLO WALKED OUT ON STFC...

What do people expect to happen in such a short time...

BUT 2night was well lets say FCUKING RUBBISH
PDC was only in charge for less than 2 seasons, as a new manager it was obvious he couldnt get everything right. the thing is he only got 99% of it right. The board sell his prized player, he still said he would stay as long as the board sorted out by 5pm 11th Feb, he walked because he was sh1t on from a very high height. the board it's self is full of middle aged rich men, who have been doing this job for many many years, but they still manage to balls things up big time, and before you start ranting about money spent, do you think that would of been mentioned if Swindon got promoted, and the growing cost of the wage bill in the championship.Footbal
l managers manage the team, the board run the financial side. Truth be it we have lost one of the best manager to come through in a long time not just for Swindon, but football in general. I'd hate to see things go wrong for Swindon, but cant see anything going right very soon. You people who have slated DiCanio, are a joke. wouldn't know a good manager if he fell on you from a "high height" get another good manager and we might make the play offs 2013/2014 maybe
[quote][p][bold]DarrenSTFCRomain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]35 year fan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jeremy Hilary Boob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stratton Red[/bold] wrote: Terrible performance... * Getting clear just how essential PDC was to us???[/p][/quote]Yep. He certainly saw off the likes of Hartlepool at home. Oh wait... Have to agree though that some urgency is required on the manager front now - we need someone in place by the Cov game or we could be fast tumbling out of the play-offs. McCrory & co have known for a week PDC was gone and for 3 weeks that this was a possibility. It beggars belief that they don't seem to have drawn up any sort of shortlist - even if they wanted to take their time over a permanent appointment (knowing which division we'll be playing in might affect this) I cannot believe that there isn't someone around who could have been brought in to to a job between now and May. Much more of this and Phil Brown will start to look like a good idea.[/p][/quote]the new owners were hoping these two players woud work out as managers for one simple reason. they are free. and the owners dont have any money! its for the club's benefit that this plan has been ruined so quick and they will need to find some money quickly. however i confidently predict they will go for the cheapest solution ie lower league manager crrently out of work.[/p][/quote]The board have been in charge 5 DAYS YES 5 DAYS.... 10 DAYS AGO PAOLO WALKED OUT ON STFC... What do people expect to happen in such a short time... BUT 2night was well lets say FCUKING RUBBISH[/p][/quote]PDC was only in charge for less than 2 seasons, as a new manager it was obvious he couldnt get everything right. the thing is he only got 99% of it right. The board sell his prized player, he still said he would stay as long as the board sorted out by 5pm 11th Feb, he walked because he was sh1t on from a very high height. the board it's self is full of middle aged rich men, who have been doing this job for many many years, but they still manage to balls things up big time, and before you start ranting about money spent, do you think that would of been mentioned if Swindon got promoted, and the growing cost of the wage bill in the championship.Footbal l managers manage the team, the board run the financial side. Truth be it we have lost one of the best manager to come through in a long time not just for Swindon, but football in general. I'd hate to see things go wrong for Swindon, but cant see anything going right very soon. You people who have slated DiCanio, are a joke. wouldn't know a good manager if he fell on you from a "high height" get another good manager and we might make the play offs 2013/2014 maybe REDROM

11:14pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Another view says...

Wiz, Nathan was my man of the match in the 1/2 hour he was on. Composed at the back, and supported the forwards without getting caught out after his runs dow the wing. Adam Rooney was next best with his strong running and anticipating passes. Luke clearly needs more game time. Collins also chased a lot of last causes. Other than that it was dire.
Wiz, Nathan was my man of the match in the 1/2 hour he was on. Composed at the back, and supported the forwards without getting caught out after his runs dow the wing. Adam Rooney was next best with his strong running and anticipating passes. Luke clearly needs more game time. Collins also chased a lot of last causes. Other than that it was dire. Another view

11:15pm Tue 26 Feb 13

joey butler says...

joey butler wrote:
red white wrote:
joey butler wrote:
red white wrote:
joey butler wrote:
Sadly, a wake up call for all of us I think.

We could not beat Hartlepool, Preston or Bury at home recently, very poor teams we should have been able to claim three points from.

But exactly the same happened several times before Christmas, in home games we should have won.

So we are NOT going up, with or without PDC, and we have to live with mid or lower table life.

And the people on here calling for PDC to come back are quite simply deluded.

We all need to move on, work and live within budget, at the end of the day, nobody died!!
You cannot account for Poalo. He loves this club but was stitched up by what was left of the board. Sure he would love to get us up.
Try spelling PDC's name right, you Oxford troll.
Shut up you fat tart,I watched Joey Butler win the cup for us,you are a disgrace to the good name of Swindon Town.

Stop drinking pal !
So how do you know if I am fat, you are the DICK!!
And by the way, I don,t drink, same as Fods.

So who is the fat tart now?

Just go back to Oxford, to your 3 sided ground, DICK!!
[quote][p][bold]joey butler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]red white[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]joey butler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]red white[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]joey butler[/bold] wrote: Sadly, a wake up call for all of us I think. We could not beat Hartlepool, Preston or Bury at home recently, very poor teams we should have been able to claim three points from. But exactly the same happened several times before Christmas, in home games we should have won. So we are NOT going up, with or without PDC, and we have to live with mid or lower table life. And the people on here calling for PDC to come back are quite simply deluded. We all need to move on, work and live within budget, at the end of the day, nobody died!![/p][/quote]You cannot account for Poalo. He loves this club but was stitched up by what was left of the board. Sure he would love to get us up.[/p][/quote]Try spelling PDC's name right, you Oxford troll.[/p][/quote]Shut up you fat tart,I watched Joey Butler win the cup for us,you are a disgrace to the good name of Swindon Town. Stop drinking pal ![/p][/quote]So how do you know if I am fat, you are the DICK!![/p][/quote]And by the way, I don,t drink, same as Fods. So who is the fat tart now? Just go back to Oxford, to your 3 sided ground, DICK!! joey butler

11:16pm Tue 26 Feb 13

International Robin2 says...

BRING BACK DI CANIO! http://bit.ly/13Skd9
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BRING BACK DI CANIO! http://bit.ly/13Skd9 Z International Robin2

11:17pm Tue 26 Feb 13

forzaswindon12 says...

SimonPrice351 wrote:
No blame attached to Miller and Ward - they have been placed in a very difficult position and have two jobs to do. On the field and off it.

Bury sensed blood and went in for the kill. Swindon, I hear, looked shell-shocked after Schumacher's goal and with recent events the player's minds must have been elsewhere.

We won't go down, but I am no longer convinced we will either go up or make the play-offs without a top manager coming in. Trouble is, the top managers tend to get snapped up quickly and only go where there is surplus cash to spend.

Recent events at SN1 will not have done much to market us to the Adkins and Jewell's of football management, and so I think we will probably only get a bog standard League 1/2 level manager.

Alan Shearer, Gareth Southgate or Roy Keane would be ideal cheap appointments.

For those wanting Adkins, I ask why would a Premiership standard manager drop down two leagues to manage a beleaguered Swindon Town side which has (and some argue still is) in a mess.

Paolo is in the past - and well do we know it!
Re:nigel adkins comment;
adkins is not a premiership standard manager as such and will struggle to get another premiership club.
(paul harts managed in the premiership does that mean hes a premiership manager aswell?)

we are a still in a good position (most of the results went our way tonight luckily) to add a promotion or even the title to a managers CV so someone like adkins or hoddle to the end of the season and then paul tisdale appointed in the summer is realistic.
Probably some other good managers interested aswell but my guess is hoddle then tisdale.
[quote][p][bold]SimonPrice351[/bold] wrote: No blame attached to Miller and Ward - they have been placed in a very difficult position and have two jobs to do. On the field and off it. Bury sensed blood and went in for the kill. Swindon, I hear, looked shell-shocked after Schumacher's goal and with recent events the player's minds must have been elsewhere. We won't go down, but I am no longer convinced we will either go up or make the play-offs without a top manager coming in. Trouble is, the top managers tend to get snapped up quickly and only go where there is surplus cash to spend. Recent events at SN1 will not have done much to market us to the Adkins and Jewell's of football management, and so I think we will probably only get a bog standard League 1/2 level manager. Alan Shearer, Gareth Southgate or Roy Keane would be ideal cheap appointments. For those wanting Adkins, I ask why would a Premiership standard manager drop down two leagues to manage a beleaguered Swindon Town side which has (and some argue still is) in a mess. Paolo is in the past - and well do we know it![/p][/quote]Re:nigel adkins comment; adkins is not a premiership standard manager as such and will struggle to get another premiership club. (paul harts managed in the premiership does that mean hes a premiership manager aswell?) we are a still in a good position (most of the results went our way tonight luckily) to add a promotion or even the title to a managers CV so someone like adkins or hoddle to the end of the season and then paul tisdale appointed in the summer is realistic. Probably some other good managers interested aswell but my guess is hoddle then tisdale. forzaswindon12

11:22pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Okus Road says...

As poor as we were tonight it's the away form that will decide where we finish in the league, starting Saturday at Coventry then Brentford, Yeovil, Doncaster, Sheffield Utd win those and we are league champions easy !!!!

At least most of the other top teams dropped points tonight "squeaky bum" time for all.

We do need a manager for Saturday,  big decision to be made as how many out of work managers would take it to end of season? If that's what the board decide to do, which seems logical, so they have time to select the permanent manager for next season and get the right person in.

More interesting times ahead
As poor as we were tonight it's the away form that will decide where we finish in the league, starting Saturday at Coventry then Brentford, Yeovil, Doncaster, Sheffield Utd win those and we are league champions easy !!!! At least most of the other top teams dropped points tonight "squeaky bum" time for all. We do need a manager for Saturday,  big decision to be made as how many out of work managers would take it to end of season? If that's what the board decide to do, which seems logical, so they have time to select the permanent manager for next season and get the right person in. More interesting times ahead Okus Road

11:23pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Oxon-Red says...

HOOKEY wrote:
Told ya with flint in the side just hoofing it wont win nothing
To be able to not hoof the ball you need a midfield player or full-back available to receive the ball. We lost today obviously because Flint, when last man, went long when no player made themselves available.

Of course he could have tried dribbling past a few players done a few Cryuff turns and layed off a perfect ball to Williams or Collins. Please name a British Centre Half that is able to play football the way you apparently want a League one player to.
[quote][p][bold]HOOKEY[/bold] wrote: Told ya with flint in the side just hoofing it wont win nothing[/p][/quote]To be able to not hoof the ball you need a midfield player or full-back available to receive the ball. We lost today obviously because Flint, when last man, went long when no player made themselves available. Of course he could have tried dribbling past a few players done a few Cryuff turns and layed off a perfect ball to Williams or Collins. Please name a British Centre Half that is able to play football the way you apparently want a League one player to. Oxon-Red

11:28pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Oxon-Red says...

pog702 wrote:
Miller and Ward (especially) have been immense as players this season and to lump management duties on top of them is far too much to take on. The last two games has seen an unusally hesitant defence (Ward too much to think about). In addition, these two have got far too much on to consider training, injuries, loan players, opposition, their own games, making substitutions. They have huge credit for taking the job on, because PDC threw his toys out...but they need to be left to playing football. Get an interim manager in asap. I don't blame the new board, I don't blame these two. Most teams are losing their way, including unbeaten Bournemouth. Plus, the squad is small and getting injured, need 3 quality loan players.
Spot on
[quote][p][bold]pog702[/bold] wrote: Miller and Ward (especially) have been immense as players this season and to lump management duties on top of them is far too much to take on. The last two games has seen an unusally hesitant defence (Ward too much to think about). In addition, these two have got far too much on to consider training, injuries, loan players, opposition, their own games, making substitutions. They have huge credit for taking the job on, because PDC threw his toys out...but they need to be left to playing football. Get an interim manager in asap. I don't blame the new board, I don't blame these two. Most teams are losing their way, including unbeaten Bournemouth. Plus, the squad is small and getting injured, need 3 quality loan players.[/p][/quote]Spot on Oxon-Red

11:28pm Tue 26 Feb 13

the wizard says...

Another view wrote:
Wiz, Nathan was my man of the match in the 1/2 hour he was on. Composed at the back, and supported the forwards without getting caught out after his runs dow the wing. Adam Rooney was next best with his strong running and anticipating passes. Luke clearly needs more game time. Collins also chased a lot of last causes. Other than that it was dire.
Cheers, thanks for that, I had it pretty close to what you said, sadly I couldn't get there this evening. I just cannot see why Macca at full back, it's ok but he gets bullish going forward and is not as quick as Nathan in getting back. Very short sighed to not play Nathan from the start but if he wasn't fully fit for 90 I suppose your hands are tied. Am I right that Macca in mid field stopped all their surges forward ?
[quote][p][bold]Another view[/bold] wrote: Wiz, Nathan was my man of the match in the 1/2 hour he was on. Composed at the back, and supported the forwards without getting caught out after his runs dow the wing. Adam Rooney was next best with his strong running and anticipating passes. Luke clearly needs more game time. Collins also chased a lot of last causes. Other than that it was dire.[/p][/quote]Cheers, thanks for that, I had it pretty close to what you said, sadly I couldn't get there this evening. I just cannot see why Macca at full back, it's ok but he gets bullish going forward and is not as quick as Nathan in getting back. Very short sighed to not play Nathan from the start but if he wasn't fully fit for 90 I suppose your hands are tied. Am I right that Macca in mid field stopped all their surges forward ? the wizard

11:28pm Tue 26 Feb 13

International Robin2 says...

PAOLO DI CANIOOOO

Sign the petition!
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11:29pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Okus Road says...

Oxon-Red wrote:
Read a few comments and got bored, particularly from those that were not there. We were poor, yes, and it was the midfield that let us down badly.

Those calling for Benson have a look at his stats. He would not have scored today because the service just wasn't there.

Too many long balls, too many touches being taken before delivering the ball into the bos and then losing the opportunity.

Too many poor balls into the box that were behind the attackers meaning that they had to go backwards to attack the ball.

Not going to fault the effort and clapped the team off at the end.

Disgusted with the booes at the end. P1ss off to Poxford if that is your reaction. There has been one consistent feature at the club during the last few weeks and that is a group of players that still sit 4th in the league 1 table. Fifteen fit senior players, they give 100%, play poorly and are booed. Disgusting behaviour.

Other teams have had similarly poor results, The moneybags with the great manager have lost 3 on the bounce we lose our 1st game in 14 and the players get booed. Shocking.

Support the lads they deserve better.

COYMR
Good post Oxon-Red agree 100%

As I posted earlier it's the away games that will decide where we finish and the team get much better support from the fans at away games so hopefully they will play with less pressure as it will be on the home team to come at us.

A few more performances like Tranmere and we will be top of the league at end of season.
[quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: Read a few comments and got bored, particularly from those that were not there. We were poor, yes, and it was the midfield that let us down badly. Those calling for Benson have a look at his stats. He would not have scored today because the service just wasn't there. Too many long balls, too many touches being taken before delivering the ball into the bos and then losing the opportunity. Too many poor balls into the box that were behind the attackers meaning that they had to go backwards to attack the ball. Not going to fault the effort and clapped the team off at the end. Disgusted with the booes at the end. P1ss off to Poxford if that is your reaction. There has been one consistent feature at the club during the last few weeks and that is a group of players that still sit 4th in the league 1 table. Fifteen fit senior players, they give 100%, play poorly and are booed. Disgusting behaviour. Other teams have had similarly poor results, The moneybags with the great manager have lost 3 on the bounce we lose our 1st game in 14 and the players get booed. Shocking. Support the lads they deserve better. COYMR[/p][/quote]Good post Oxon-Red agree 100% As I posted earlier it's the away games that will decide where we finish and the team get much better support from the fans at away games so hopefully they will play with less pressure as it will be on the home team to come at us. A few more performances like Tranmere and we will be top of the league at end of season. Okus Road

11:30pm Tue 26 Feb 13

BorisIsTheSpider says...

forzaswindon12 wrote:
SimonPrice351 wrote:
No blame attached to Miller and Ward - they have been placed in a very difficult position and have two jobs to do. On the field and off it.

Bury sensed blood and went in for the kill. Swindon, I hear, looked shell-shocked after Schumacher's goal and with recent events the player's minds must have been elsewhere.

We won't go down, but I am no longer convinced we will either go up or make the play-offs without a top manager coming in. Trouble is, the top managers tend to get snapped up quickly and only go where there is surplus cash to spend.

Recent events at SN1 will not have done much to market us to the Adkins and Jewell's of football management, and so I think we will probably only get a bog standard League 1/2 level manager.

Alan Shearer, Gareth Southgate or Roy Keane would be ideal cheap appointments.

For those wanting Adkins, I ask why would a Premiership standard manager drop down two leagues to manage a beleaguered Swindon Town side which has (and some argue still is) in a mess.

Paolo is in the past - and well do we know it!
Re:nigel adkins comment;
adkins is not a premiership standard manager as such and will struggle to get another premiership club.
(paul harts managed in the premiership does that mean hes a premiership manager aswell?)

we are a still in a good position (most of the results went our way tonight luckily) to add a promotion or even the title to a managers CV so someone like adkins or hoddle to the end of the season and then paul tisdale appointed in the summer is realistic.
Probably some other good managers interested aswell but my guess is hoddle then tisdale.
Adkins cannot take another job until his contract with Soton is settled. So can we please stop ruling him or out!
[quote][p][bold]forzaswindon12[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SimonPrice351[/bold] wrote: No blame attached to Miller and Ward - they have been placed in a very difficult position and have two jobs to do. On the field and off it. Bury sensed blood and went in for the kill. Swindon, I hear, looked shell-shocked after Schumacher's goal and with recent events the player's minds must have been elsewhere. We won't go down, but I am no longer convinced we will either go up or make the play-offs without a top manager coming in. Trouble is, the top managers tend to get snapped up quickly and only go where there is surplus cash to spend. Recent events at SN1 will not have done much to market us to the Adkins and Jewell's of football management, and so I think we will probably only get a bog standard League 1/2 level manager. Alan Shearer, Gareth Southgate or Roy Keane would be ideal cheap appointments. For those wanting Adkins, I ask why would a Premiership standard manager drop down two leagues to manage a beleaguered Swindon Town side which has (and some argue still is) in a mess. Paolo is in the past - and well do we know it![/p][/quote]Re:nigel adkins comment; adkins is not a premiership standard manager as such and will struggle to get another premiership club. (paul harts managed in the premiership does that mean hes a premiership manager aswell?) we are a still in a good position (most of the results went our way tonight luckily) to add a promotion or even the title to a managers CV so someone like adkins or hoddle to the end of the season and then paul tisdale appointed in the summer is realistic. Probably some other good managers interested aswell but my guess is hoddle then tisdale.[/p][/quote]Adkins cannot take another job until his contract with Soton is settled. So can we please stop ruling him or out! BorisIsTheSpider

11:33pm Tue 26 Feb 13

peckham red says...

will people please stop mentioning di canio he's gone not coming back. As much I think he's what we need he ain't coming back time to move forwards whoever that might be. Tonight we lacked in midfield not enough getting it to wingers and then into box. Defence too much hoofball, Williams and Collins had no service at all. We need guidance from the touchline for Saturday leave miller and ward in charge till then, but i believe pitman needs to be more vocal and take the bull by the horns and if somethings not right change it as he can see what's happening from the touchline. Or even maybe drop miller and bring Thompson in at right back. Macca and ferry in the middle. as miller and ward can't both be on the pitch. And at the moment we need ward at the back. He can there needs to be some direction from the bench. The players might be well drilled but at the moment I believe we are just lacking a bit of discipline. Which can be rectified if wardy or miller is on the touchline. Sorry if I gone on a bit much I don't usually post on here.
will people please stop mentioning di canio he's gone not coming back. As much I think he's what we need he ain't coming back time to move forwards whoever that might be. Tonight we lacked in midfield not enough getting it to wingers and then into box. Defence too much hoofball, Williams and Collins had no service at all. We need guidance from the touchline for Saturday leave miller and ward in charge till then, but i believe pitman needs to be more vocal and take the bull by the horns and if somethings not right change it as he can see what's happening from the touchline. Or even maybe drop miller and bring Thompson in at right back. Macca and ferry in the middle. as miller and ward can't both be on the pitch. And at the moment we need ward at the back. He can there needs to be some direction from the bench. The players might be well drilled but at the moment I believe we are just lacking a bit of discipline. Which can be rectified if wardy or miller is on the touchline. Sorry if I gone on a bit much I don't usually post on here. peckham red

11:34pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Stratton Red says...

Jeremy Hilary Boob wrote:
Stratton Red wrote: Terrible performance... * Getting clear just how essential PDC was to us???
Yep. He certainly saw off the likes of Hartlepool at home. Oh wait... Have to agree though that some urgency is required on the manager front now - we need someone in place by the Cov game or we could be fast tumbling out of the play-offs. McCrory & co have known for a week PDC was gone and for 3 weeks that this was a possibility. It beggars belief that they don't seem to have drawn up any sort of shortlist - even if they wanted to take their time over a permanent appointment (knowing which division we'll be playing in might affect this) I cannot believe that there isn't someone around who could have been brought in to to a job between now and May. Much more of this and Phil Brown will start to look like a good idea.
He didn't see off Tranmere or Pompey 5-0.
*
Oh wait...
*
The simple clear fact is he got us results and seemingly gets the best out of players that in the last two games have been second best against two very poor sides.
[quote][p][bold]Jeremy Hilary Boob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stratton Red[/bold] wrote: Terrible performance... * Getting clear just how essential PDC was to us???[/p][/quote]Yep. He certainly saw off the likes of Hartlepool at home. Oh wait... Have to agree though that some urgency is required on the manager front now - we need someone in place by the Cov game or we could be fast tumbling out of the play-offs. McCrory & co have known for a week PDC was gone and for 3 weeks that this was a possibility. It beggars belief that they don't seem to have drawn up any sort of shortlist - even if they wanted to take their time over a permanent appointment (knowing which division we'll be playing in might affect this) I cannot believe that there isn't someone around who could have been brought in to to a job between now and May. Much more of this and Phil Brown will start to look like a good idea.[/p][/quote]He didn't see off Tranmere or Pompey 5-0. * Oh wait... * The simple clear fact is he got us results and seemingly gets the best out of players that in the last two games have been second best against two very poor sides. Stratton Red

11:36pm Tue 26 Feb 13

The Jockster says...

Okus Road wrote:
As poor as we were tonight it's the away form that will decide where we finish in the league, starting Saturday at Coventry then Brentford, Yeovil, Doncaster, Sheffield Utd win those and we are league champions easy !!!!

At least most of the other top teams dropped points tonight "squeaky bum" time for all.

We do need a manager for Saturday,  big decision to be made as how many out of work managers would take it to end of season? If that's what the board decide to do, which seems logical, so they have time to select the permanent manager for next season and get the right person in.

More interesting times ahead
It's a shame that PMH isn't still open in your neck of the woods- you could have admitted yourself with hallucinatory symptoms.
Are you seriously trying to tell us that having thrown away 7 points from 3 home games we can go and win the league by winning all the away games against all our closest rivals after a performance like that tonight? I'd love to think you'd be right but that's surely one hell of an ask!
[quote][p][bold]Okus Road[/bold] wrote: As poor as we were tonight it's the away form that will decide where we finish in the league, starting Saturday at Coventry then Brentford, Yeovil, Doncaster, Sheffield Utd win those and we are league champions easy !!!! At least most of the other top teams dropped points tonight "squeaky bum" time for all. We do need a manager for Saturday,  big decision to be made as how many out of work managers would take it to end of season? If that's what the board decide to do, which seems logical, so they have time to select the permanent manager for next season and get the right person in. More interesting times ahead[/p][/quote]It's a shame that PMH isn't still open in your neck of the woods- you could have admitted yourself with hallucinatory symptoms. Are you seriously trying to tell us that having thrown away 7 points from 3 home games we can go and win the league by winning all the away games against all our closest rivals after a performance like that tonight? I'd love to think you'd be right but that's surely one hell of an ask! The Jockster

11:38pm Tue 26 Feb 13

International Robin2 says...

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11:42pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Bonehead1965 says...

even colin calderwood would not be a bad choice,the new board need to act asap,and make some big decisions before its to late,especially when other clubs are also dropping points,its all down to confidence and get that winning mentality back,get back to fortress county ground.i think there should be a shortlist of names drawn up and the fans view or poll should be taken into account before naming di canio successor.
even colin calderwood would not be a bad choice,the new board need to act asap,and make some big decisions before its to late,especially when other clubs are also dropping points,its all down to confidence and get that winning mentality back,get back to fortress county ground.i think there should be a shortlist of names drawn up and the fans view or poll should be taken into account before naming di canio successor. Bonehead1965

11:43pm Tue 26 Feb 13

The Jockster says...

peckham red wrote:
will people please stop mentioning di canio he's gone not coming back. As much I think he's what we need he ain't coming back time to move forwards whoever that might be. Tonight we lacked in midfield not enough getting it to wingers and then into box. Defence too much hoofball, Williams and Collins had no service at all. We need guidance from the touchline for Saturday leave miller and ward in charge till then, but i believe pitman needs to be more vocal and take the bull by the horns and if somethings not right change it as he can see what's happening from the touchline. Or even maybe drop miller and bring Thompson in at right back. Macca and ferry in the middle. as miller and ward can't both be on the pitch. And at the moment we need ward at the back. He can there needs to be some direction from the bench. The players might be well drilled but at the moment I believe we are just lacking a bit of discipline. Which can be rectified if wardy or miller is on the touchline. Sorry if I gone on a bit much I don't usually post on here.
Peckham don't apologise there are plenty who go on a bit on here me included lol!
[quote][p][bold]peckham red[/bold] wrote: will people please stop mentioning di canio he's gone not coming back. As much I think he's what we need he ain't coming back time to move forwards whoever that might be. Tonight we lacked in midfield not enough getting it to wingers and then into box. Defence too much hoofball, Williams and Collins had no service at all. We need guidance from the touchline for Saturday leave miller and ward in charge till then, but i believe pitman needs to be more vocal and take the bull by the horns and if somethings not right change it as he can see what's happening from the touchline. Or even maybe drop miller and bring Thompson in at right back. Macca and ferry in the middle. as miller and ward can't both be on the pitch. And at the moment we need ward at the back. He can there needs to be some direction from the bench. The players might be well drilled but at the moment I believe we are just lacking a bit of discipline. Which can be rectified if wardy or miller is on the touchline. Sorry if I gone on a bit much I don't usually post on here.[/p][/quote]Peckham don't apologise there are plenty who go on a bit on here me included lol! The Jockster

11:45pm Tue 26 Feb 13

joey butler says...

I would certainly agree with you on Colin Calderwood, he was my best candidate last time, before PDC.
I would certainly agree with you on Colin Calderwood, he was my best candidate last time, before PDC. joey butler

11:46pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Is that you Lovesey says...

You can sticky our petition up your @rse
You can sticky our petition up your @rse Is that you Lovesey

11:46pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Oxon-Red says...

the wizard wrote:
glasred wrote: A week ago we won at Tranmere...with no new and only PDCs backroom staff running the team. AS soon as PDCs backroom staff left we were left with 2 players in charge and now new owners who seem in no hurry to appoint a new manager. As I said this afternoon....without the passion and influence of PDC we wouls start to slide down the table. But,as stfcknowitall and a few other said,any half decent manager could of got us promoted last season,and no doubt can easily get us promoted this season with the high calibre od players that PDC was so lucky to be able to sign.!!! What a load of crap! This lot will continue to loose confidence and slide into oblivian if we do not get PDC back at the helm. The low energy rubbish we have witnessed in the lasr 2 home games will continue at Coventry next Saturday. Remember this...the players we have are very average...it is only the power and passion of PDC that propelled us to the top of L1...without him we will end up outside the playoffs....but off course still in business and safe and COMPLACENT. I will say it again.....Come on Mc Crery.....phone up PDC and get him back in charge,or your takeover at the club will signify the time when we became a stable club,but lost the power and passion to challenge for the Championship Bring back PDC...NOW!!!!!!!!
If your so beloved PDC is so good then why did he sign crap players who are unable to perform without him, surely that shows just how limited his vision is, paying top dollar for second rate players as you infer they are. Do you not remember that so far this season we have lost to, PNE away The Pox away Orient home Colchester home Crewe away Villa away Notts Co away And add to that a few draws at home like Saturday where we were lucky. When are people going to realise, its nice to win, but not our divine right to win. This period of time was always going to be difficult so why slag the players who are trying hard to hold things together until somebody else is found.
Well said Wizard.

Fans need to get behind the team. The board need time to find the right manager because it is not just this season they need to think about.

We had a bad game, it happens, but the reaction of so called supporters at the end was appalling.

Still 4th, still with a chance. If you don't want promotion boo again.

I have been entertained all season by the players on that pitch tonight. I've seen over 40 goals go in the opponents net and because we under perform the players get boooed.

Sorry but seriously pee'd off with the reations tonight.

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]glasred[/bold] wrote: A week ago we won at Tranmere...with no new and only PDCs backroom staff running the team. AS soon as PDCs backroom staff left we were left with 2 players in charge and now new owners who seem in no hurry to appoint a new manager. As I said this afternoon....without the passion and influence of PDC we wouls start to slide down the table. But,as stfcknowitall and a few other said,any half decent manager could of got us promoted last season,and no doubt can easily get us promoted this season with the high calibre od players that PDC was so lucky to be able to sign.!!! What a load of crap! This lot will continue to loose confidence and slide into oblivian if we do not get PDC back at the helm. The low energy rubbish we have witnessed in the lasr 2 home games will continue at Coventry next Saturday. Remember this...the players we have are very average...it is only the power and passion of PDC that propelled us to the top of L1...without him we will end up outside the playoffs....but off course still in business and safe and COMPLACENT. I will say it again.....Come on Mc Crery.....phone up PDC and get him back in charge,or your takeover at the club will signify the time when we became a stable club,but lost the power and passion to challenge for the Championship Bring back PDC...NOW!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]If your so beloved PDC is so good then why did he sign crap players who are unable to perform without him, surely that shows just how limited his vision is, paying top dollar for second rate players as you infer they are. Do you not remember that so far this season we have lost to, PNE away The Pox away Orient home Colchester home Crewe away Villa away Notts Co away And add to that a few draws at home like Saturday where we were lucky. When are people going to realise, its nice to win, but not our divine right to win. This period of time was always going to be difficult so why slag the players who are trying hard to hold things together until somebody else is found.[/p][/quote]Well said Wizard. Fans need to get behind the team. The board need time to find the right manager because it is not just this season they need to think about. We had a bad game, it happens, but the reaction of so called supporters at the end was appalling. Still 4th, still with a chance. If you don't want promotion boo again. I have been entertained all season by the players on that pitch tonight. I've seen over 40 goals go in the opponents net and because we under perform the players get boooed. Sorry but seriously pee'd off with the reations tonight. COYMR Oxon-Red

11:48pm Tue 26 Feb 13

joey butler says...

So where is Red White then, have you run away again??

Sorry, you must be nearly back in Oxford by now!!
So where is Red White then, have you run away again?? Sorry, you must be nearly back in Oxford by now!! joey butler

11:50pm Tue 26 Feb 13

International Robin2 says...

BRING BACK DI CANIOOOOO!

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11:54pm Tue 26 Feb 13

The Jockster says...

Oxon-Red wrote:
HOOKEY wrote:
Told ya with flint in the side just hoofing it wont win nothing
To be able to not hoof the ball you need a midfield player or full-back available to receive the ball. We lost today obviously because Flint, when last man, went long when no player made themselves available.

Of course he could have tried dribbling past a few players done a few Cryuff turns and layed off a perfect ball to Williams or Collins. Please name a British Centre Half that is able to play football the way you apparently want a League one player to.
Agreed oxon Flinty was probably one of the few who did what he was supposed to do in his case defend. Ofk his distribution always leaves something to be desired but like you say Cryuff he ain't!
[quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HOOKEY[/bold] wrote: Told ya with flint in the side just hoofing it wont win nothing[/p][/quote]To be able to not hoof the ball you need a midfield player or full-back available to receive the ball. We lost today obviously because Flint, when last man, went long when no player made themselves available. Of course he could have tried dribbling past a few players done a few Cryuff turns and layed off a perfect ball to Williams or Collins. Please name a British Centre Half that is able to play football the way you apparently want a League one player to.[/p][/quote]Agreed oxon Flinty was probably one of the few who did what he was supposed to do in his case defend. Ofk his distribution always leaves something to be desired but like you say Cryuff he ain't! The Jockster

12:00am Wed 27 Feb 13

Is that you Lovesey says...

International Robin2 wrote:
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[quote][p][bold]International Robin2[/bold] wrote: BRING BACK DI CANIOOOOO! Sign the petition! http://bit.ly/13Skd9 Z[/p][/quote]Rack off end of the bell Is that you Lovesey

12:12am Wed 27 Feb 13

Oxon-Red says...

peckham red wrote:
will people please stop mentioning di canio he's gone not coming back. As much I think he's what we need he ain't coming back time to move forwards whoever that might be. Tonight we lacked in midfield not enough getting it to wingers and then into box. Defence too much hoofball, Williams and Collins had no service at all. We need guidance from the touchline for Saturday leave miller and ward in charge till then, but i believe pitman needs to be more vocal and take the bull by the horns and if somethings not right change it as he can see what's happening from the touchline. Or even maybe drop miller and bring Thompson in at right back. Macca and ferry in the middle. as miller and ward can't both be on the pitch. And at the moment we need ward at the back. He can there needs to be some direction from the bench. The players might be well drilled but at the moment I believe we are just lacking a bit of discipline. Which can be rectified if wardy or miller is on the touchline. Sorry if I gone on a bit much I don't usually post on here.
Peckham,

Agree regarding Paolo, I don't belive he will come back. If he does I will support him because I want Town to succeed.

There is lots of talk of dropping such and such a player and having Miller/Ward on the sidelines but with all due respect we only have 14/15 fit senior players at the moment.

I don't normally name sides but I felt that the 11 that finished the game with Roberts for Luke Rooney would be a very strong side. Raffa was poor again tonight, Navarro is not up to speed and Luke Rooney with a few more games could be a diamond.

We desperately need some re-inforcements because any injury is going to really hit the squad. These need to come in before a new manager IMO. Ward and Miller have played for a few years and will have a decent idea of the abilities of players that are on the fringes of teams but may be tempted to join us.

A new manager is a massive decision, new loanees not so much so. I say trust Miller and Ward to pick some players and take a bit of time to choose the new Paolo.

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]peckham red[/bold] wrote: will people please stop mentioning di canio he's gone not coming back. As much I think he's what we need he ain't coming back time to move forwards whoever that might be. Tonight we lacked in midfield not enough getting it to wingers and then into box. Defence too much hoofball, Williams and Collins had no service at all. We need guidance from the touchline for Saturday leave miller and ward in charge till then, but i believe pitman needs to be more vocal and take the bull by the horns and if somethings not right change it as he can see what's happening from the touchline. Or even maybe drop miller and bring Thompson in at right back. Macca and ferry in the middle. as miller and ward can't both be on the pitch. And at the moment we need ward at the back. He can there needs to be some direction from the bench. The players might be well drilled but at the moment I believe we are just lacking a bit of discipline. Which can be rectified if wardy or miller is on the touchline. Sorry if I gone on a bit much I don't usually post on here.[/p][/quote]Peckham, Agree regarding Paolo, I don't belive he will come back. If he does I will support him because I want Town to succeed. There is lots of talk of dropping such and such a player and having Miller/Ward on the sidelines but with all due respect we only have 14/15 fit senior players at the moment. I don't normally name sides but I felt that the 11 that finished the game with Roberts for Luke Rooney would be a very strong side. Raffa was poor again tonight, Navarro is not up to speed and Luke Rooney with a few more games could be a diamond. We desperately need some re-inforcements because any injury is going to really hit the squad. These need to come in before a new manager IMO. Ward and Miller have played for a few years and will have a decent idea of the abilities of players that are on the fringes of teams but may be tempted to join us. A new manager is a massive decision, new loanees not so much so. I say trust Miller and Ward to pick some players and take a bit of time to choose the new Paolo. COYMR Oxon-Red

12:13am Wed 27 Feb 13

The Jockster says...

the wizard wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
red white wrote:
sagadude wrote:
We'll get a thumping at Cov on Sat.

Bournemouth off the rails also!

Tisdale or Hoddle please.
Deluded sorry,makes no sense.with the greatest respect.
Why oh why for the umpteenth time are people still going on about Hoddle ffs! Have they been to see that psychic bird he used to go and visit? Talk of Hoddle is surely rhyming slang for twaddle!
Hi Jock,

Sorry couldn't make it this evening, shame the boys have had two bad games, that said we have been up and down struggling for form on and off through the season with faces coming and going. I can take it that it was really that bad as so many have made the point, but how did the two Rooneys do and were we better with Nathan on and Macca in the middle. It seemed so from here, and I did post it at half time, it just seemed logical.
Wiz it was truly dire worse than Saturday if that was possible. The two R's really weren't given enough time to make an impact and no one could understand why Nathan wasnt on to start but seems he might have been carrying a knock. We did briefly threaten when the switch was made but all a bit too little too late. Miller/ward need to be big enough to take themselves off and try other options like the other Thompson lad whose name escapes me at this time of night :)
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]red white[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sagadude[/bold] wrote: We'll get a thumping at Cov on Sat. Bournemouth off the rails also! Tisdale or Hoddle please.[/p][/quote]Deluded sorry,makes no sense.with the greatest respect.[/p][/quote]Why oh why for the umpteenth time are people still going on about Hoddle ffs! Have they been to see that psychic bird he used to go and visit? Talk of Hoddle is surely rhyming slang for twaddle![/p][/quote]Hi Jock, Sorry couldn't make it this evening, shame the boys have had two bad games, that said we have been up and down struggling for form on and off through the season with faces coming and going. I can take it that it was really that bad as so many have made the point, but how did the two Rooneys do and were we better with Nathan on and Macca in the middle. It seemed so from here, and I did post it at half time, it just seemed logical.[/p][/quote]Wiz it was truly dire worse than Saturday if that was possible. The two R's really weren't given enough time to make an impact and no one could understand why Nathan wasnt on to start but seems he might have been carrying a knock. We did briefly threaten when the switch was made but all a bit too little too late. Miller/ward need to be big enough to take themselves off and try other options like the other Thompson lad whose name escapes me at this time of night :) The Jockster

12:14am Wed 27 Feb 13

sp1dersw3b says...

The worst performer at the CG tonight IMO only and THE one that should hang their head/s in shame are the supporters.

The stick that was bellowed out to players that wore the shirt tonight was poisonous and deserved a well below par performance - for pity's sake the lads ALL tried and needed motivation and lifting from the fans.

Instead they were booed - appalling - I was there and attempts to verbally support (my team) did not happen and I felt for the lads after the week they have had.

The unedifying shrieks heard to substitute Navarro and then one of the biggest yelps of derision when it happened by some of the mob present would have been more appropriate at an 18th century public execution.

Navarro was poor - yes - but he is not match fit and was injured on Saturday but at least he tried and wore the shirt and IMO only should be supported as all the team should be.

McCormack had one of his better games of late and was trying to drive his below par team mates on - he played a bad ball towards the end of the game just before he was named MoM and the howls of disbelief heard by (some) fans makes me wonder if some of these supporters have ever actually played the game in their life - probably not, I guess.

If you were there you could see the responsibilities of management was weighing heavily on both Ward and Miller, their combined worst performances for weeks. How they both needed a sustained and resounding 'Ward and Millers Red and White Army' chant but of course, this did not happen (just briefly in the first half) , when it was so obvious SOMEONE needed to lift the team.

Much was wrong tonight on the playing field but we as supporters let the team down tonight IMHO - anybody that even suggests they pay for the privilege to pillory, spit poison, jeer, boo and as the game wore on progressively increase an acid atmosphere, please do not bother to turn up again (sorry Jed).

The team needs a manager, I wish it was Paolo but I have begrudgingly moved on from this ( :-( ) but the TEAM also needs the AWAY support at home - all is not lost but we as supporters should do our bit 100% too.

COYR's
The worst performer at the CG tonight IMO only and THE one that should hang their head/s in shame are the supporters. The stick that was bellowed out to players that wore the shirt tonight was poisonous and deserved a well below par performance - for pity's sake the lads ALL tried and needed motivation and lifting from the fans. Instead they were booed - appalling - I was there and attempts to verbally support (my team) did not happen and I felt for the lads after the week they have had. The unedifying shrieks heard to substitute Navarro and then one of the biggest yelps of derision when it happened by some of the mob present would have been more appropriate at an 18th century public execution. Navarro was poor - yes - but he is not match fit and was injured on Saturday but at least he tried and wore the shirt and IMO only should be supported as all the team should be. McCormack had one of his better games of late and was trying to drive his below par team mates on - he played a bad ball towards the end of the game just before he was named MoM and the howls of disbelief heard by (some) fans makes me wonder if some of these supporters have ever actually played the game in their life - probably not, I guess. If you were there you could see the responsibilities of management was weighing heavily on both Ward and Miller, their combined worst performances for weeks. How they both needed a sustained and resounding 'Ward and Millers Red and White Army' chant but of course, this did not happen (just briefly in the first half) , when it was so obvious SOMEONE needed to lift the team. Much was wrong tonight on the playing field but we as supporters let the team down tonight IMHO - anybody that even suggests they pay for the privilege to pillory, spit poison, jeer, boo and as the game wore on progressively increase an acid atmosphere, please do not bother to turn up again (sorry Jed). The team needs a manager, I wish it was Paolo but I have begrudgingly moved on from this ( :-( ) but the TEAM also needs the AWAY support at home - all is not lost but we as supporters should do our bit 100% too. COYR's sp1dersw3b

12:26am Wed 27 Feb 13

sp1dersw3b says...

the wizard wrote:
Another view wrote:
Wiz, Nathan was my man of the match in the 1/2 hour he was on. Composed at the back, and supported the forwards without getting caught out after his runs dow the wing. Adam Rooney was next best with his strong running and anticipating passes. Luke clearly needs more game time. Collins also chased a lot of last causes. Other than that it was dire.
Cheers, thanks for that, I had it pretty close to what you said, sadly I couldn't get there this evening. I just cannot see why Macca at full back, it's ok but he gets bullish going forward and is not as quick as Nathan in getting back. Very short sighed to not play Nathan from the start but if he wasn't fully fit for 90 I suppose your hands are tied. Am I right that Macca in mid field stopped all their surges forward ?
Wiz

I am here in peace but you have only been told what you want to hear IMO.

MoM was probably McCormack but just didn't seem so effective in the midfield to me.

NT was and is class and should have started but not on long enough to deserve MoM

All huffed and puffed but A Rooney no better really - I do believe that Willo performed better when employed as a wide midfield player and L Rooney did not give the ball away very often but to me he does look unfit and a little overweight.

We need some new blood, a decent manager or stop gap and a bit of luck for automatic - I fear the play offs.
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Another view[/bold] wrote: Wiz, Nathan was my man of the match in the 1/2 hour he was on. Composed at the back, and supported the forwards without getting caught out after his runs dow the wing. Adam Rooney was next best with his strong running and anticipating passes. Luke clearly needs more game time. Collins also chased a lot of last causes. Other than that it was dire.[/p][/quote]Cheers, thanks for that, I had it pretty close to what you said, sadly I couldn't get there this evening. I just cannot see why Macca at full back, it's ok but he gets bullish going forward and is not as quick as Nathan in getting back. Very short sighed to not play Nathan from the start but if he wasn't fully fit for 90 I suppose your hands are tied. Am I right that Macca in mid field stopped all their surges forward ?[/p][/quote]Wiz I am here in peace but you have only been told what you want to hear IMO. MoM was probably McCormack but just didn't seem so effective in the midfield to me. NT was and is class and should have started but not on long enough to deserve MoM All huffed and puffed but A Rooney no better really - I do believe that Willo performed better when employed as a wide midfield player and L Rooney did not give the ball away very often but to me he does look unfit and a little overweight. We need some new blood, a decent manager or stop gap and a bit of luck for automatic - I fear the play offs. sp1dersw3b

12:29am Wed 27 Feb 13

Oxon-Red says...

The Jockster wrote:
Okus Road wrote: As poor as we were tonight it's the away form that will decide where we finish in the league, starting Saturday at Coventry then Brentford, Yeovil, Doncaster, Sheffield Utd win those and we are league champions easy !!!! At least most of the other top teams dropped points tonight "squeaky bum" time for all. We do need a manager for Saturday,  big decision to be made as how many out of work managers would take it to end of season? If that's what the board decide to do, which seems logical, so they have time to select the permanent manager for next season and get the right person in. More interesting times ahead
It's a shame that PMH isn't still open in your neck of the woods- you could have admitted yourself with hallucinatory symptoms. Are you seriously trying to tell us that having thrown away 7 points from 3 home games we can go and win the league by winning all the away games against all our closest rivals after a performance like that tonight? I'd love to think you'd be right but that's surely one hell of an ask!
Okus,

I think you are right, people have mentioned fear of Paolo as a reason for not performing on occasions but judging by tonight's reception I think it may have been in fear of the home crowd's reaction.

We have been getting better results away where there is less pressure. Nobody seems to want to win this league and it is away from home that we hold the key as we have to play most of our rivals. Win away and draw at home and promotion could still be ours.

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Okus Road[/bold] wrote: As poor as we were tonight it's the away form that will decide where we finish in the league, starting Saturday at Coventry then Brentford, Yeovil, Doncaster, Sheffield Utd win those and we are league champions easy !!!! At least most of the other top teams dropped points tonight "squeaky bum" time for all. We do need a manager for Saturday,  big decision to be made as how many out of work managers would take it to end of season? If that's what the board decide to do, which seems logical, so they have time to select the permanent manager for next season and get the right person in. More interesting times ahead[/p][/quote]It's a shame that PMH isn't still open in your neck of the woods- you could have admitted yourself with hallucinatory symptoms. Are you seriously trying to tell us that having thrown away 7 points from 3 home games we can go and win the league by winning all the away games against all our closest rivals after a performance like that tonight? I'd love to think you'd be right but that's surely one hell of an ask![/p][/quote]Okus, I think you are right, people have mentioned fear of Paolo as a reason for not performing on occasions but judging by tonight's reception I think it may have been in fear of the home crowd's reaction. We have been getting better results away where there is less pressure. Nobody seems to want to win this league and it is away from home that we hold the key as we have to play most of our rivals. Win away and draw at home and promotion could still be ours. COYMR Oxon-Red

12:34am Wed 27 Feb 13

joey butler says...

Another view wrote:
Sadly I've got to agree with Joey - the poor performances started before Christmas. The only inspiring games since then were the two Tranmere games, one before and the other after he left.

The legacy of a good manager is the team he leaves behind. We were stuttering long before he left and we
continue to stutter. I used to disagree when some on here suggested he ruled by fear. Ferguson rules with a certain amount of fear, but at the same time he is developing his players young and not so young.

What is Paolo's legacy?
I would just like to thank Another View for his comments above.

I am not sure if PDC left us a legacy at all, only that we are very lucky to still have a club, despite his best efforts to pour good money after bad.

I do not understand all the comments , if not desperate requests for him to come back, he quit for heaven's sake?

Miller threw the towel over the ropes in his post match interview Tuesday evening, which I certainly do not blame either him or Ward for, but we are in freefall now, heading down very fast, but at least we still have a club.

If the new Board bring PDC back now, I think their credibility will be damaged beyond repair, after less than a week in charge.
[quote][p][bold]Another view[/bold] wrote: Sadly I've got to agree with Joey - the poor performances started before Christmas. The only inspiring games since then were the two Tranmere games, one before and the other after he left. The legacy of a good manager is the team he leaves behind. We were stuttering long before he left and we continue to stutter. I used to disagree when some on here suggested he ruled by fear. Ferguson rules with a certain amount of fear, but at the same time he is developing his players young and not so young. What is Paolo's legacy?[/p][/quote]I would just like to thank Another View for his comments above. I am not sure if PDC left us a legacy at all, only that we are very lucky to still have a club, despite his best efforts to pour good money after bad. I do not understand all the comments , if not desperate requests for him to come back, he quit for heaven's sake? Miller threw the towel over the ropes in his post match interview Tuesday evening, which I certainly do not blame either him or Ward for, but we are in freefall now, heading down very fast, but at least we still have a club. If the new Board bring PDC back now, I think their credibility will be damaged beyond repair, after less than a week in charge. joey butler

12:44am Wed 27 Feb 13

sp1dersw3b says...

Is that you Lovesey wrote:
International Robin2 wrote:
BRING BACK DI CANIOOOOO!

Sign the petition! http://bit.ly/13Skd9


Z
Rack off end of the bell
Interesting that from 97 now up to 125 - AND the previous signatures of Caddis, Clarke, A Black, Kerrouche, Sir William Chateris Patey QMG, Danny Wilson and others have now been removed!

My Paul Alcock is still there (not been sussed out yet LOL) as well as my real name - up to you if you don't sign but if you want to do it and don't be bullied not to by anybody here.
[quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]International Robin2[/bold] wrote: BRING BACK DI CANIOOOOO! Sign the petition! http://bit.ly/13Skd9 Z[/p][/quote]Rack off end of the bell[/p][/quote]Interesting that from 97 now up to 125 - AND the previous signatures of Caddis, Clarke, A Black, Kerrouche, Sir William Chateris Patey QMG, Danny Wilson and others have now been removed! My Paul Alcock is still there (not been sussed out yet LOL) as well as my real name - up to you if you don't sign but if you want to do it and don't be bullied not to by anybody here. sp1dersw3b

1:05am Wed 27 Feb 13

sp1dersw3b says...

Alan Navarro tweet - 'All I can do is apologise 4 my personal performance, it wasn't thru not caring, but thru lack of games, but still not good enuf, I know this'

Footballers are only human and this team needs the Portsmouth fan base sometimes - we must do better.
Alan Navarro tweet - 'All I can do is apologise 4 my personal performance, it wasn't thru not caring, but thru lack of games, but still not good enuf, I know this' Footballers are only human and this team needs the Portsmouth fan base sometimes - we must do better. sp1dersw3b

1:06am Wed 27 Feb 13

International Robin2 says...

sp1dersw3b wrote:
Is that you Lovesey wrote:
International Robin2 wrote:
BRING BACK DI CANIOOOOO!

Sign the petition! http://bit.ly/13Skd9



Z
Rack off end of the bell
Interesting that from 97 now up to 125 - AND the previous signatures of Caddis, Clarke, A Black, Kerrouche, Sir William Chateris Patey QMG, Danny Wilson and others have now been removed!

My Paul Alcock is still there (not been sussed out yet LOL) as well as my real name - up to you if you don't sign but if you want to do it and don't be bullied not to by anybody here.
I deleted all the obvious spoof spam and I did wonder about Paul Alcock but couldn't be 100% sure. Although there is a lot more negativity than I expected, there is still a large number of people that would welcome Paolo back with open arms.

We lost tonight.. On reflection, no wonder considering a large proportion of the team got hammered Saturday night in Old Town!
[quote][p][bold]sp1dersw3b[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]International Robin2[/bold] wrote: BRING BACK DI CANIOOOOO! Sign the petition! http://bit.ly/13Skd9 Z[/p][/quote]Rack off end of the bell[/p][/quote]Interesting that from 97 now up to 125 - AND the previous signatures of Caddis, Clarke, A Black, Kerrouche, Sir William Chateris Patey QMG, Danny Wilson and others have now been removed! My Paul Alcock is still there (not been sussed out yet LOL) as well as my real name - up to you if you don't sign but if you want to do it and don't be bullied not to by anybody here.[/p][/quote]I deleted all the obvious spoof spam and I did wonder about Paul Alcock but couldn't be 100% sure. Although there is a lot more negativity than I expected, there is still a large number of people that would welcome Paolo back with open arms. We lost tonight.. On reflection, no wonder considering a large proportion of the team got hammered Saturday night in Old Town! International Robin2

1:13am Wed 27 Feb 13

the wizard says...

sp1dersw3b wrote:
the wizard wrote:
Another view wrote:
Wiz, Nathan was my man of the match in the 1/2 hour he was on. Composed at the back, and supported the forwards without getting caught out after his runs dow the wing. Adam Rooney was next best with his strong running and anticipating passes. Luke clearly needs more game time. Collins also chased a lot of last causes. Other than that it was dire.
Cheers, thanks for that, I had it pretty close to what you said, sadly I couldn't get there this evening. I just cannot see why Macca at full back, it's ok but he gets bullish going forward and is not as quick as Nathan in getting back. Very short sighed to not play Nathan from the start but if he wasn't fully fit for 90 I suppose your hands are tied. Am I right that Macca in mid field stopped all their surges forward ?
Wiz

I am here in peace but you have only been told what you want to hear IMO.

MoM was probably McCormack but just didn't seem so effective in the midfield to me.

NT was and is class and should have started but not on long enough to deserve MoM

All huffed and puffed but A Rooney no better really - I do believe that Willo performed better when employed as a wide midfield player and L Rooney did not give the ball away very often but to me he does look unfit and a little overweight.

We need some new blood, a decent manager or stop gap and a bit of luck for automatic - I fear the play offs.
Yes, we've been struggling for a while Hollands and Martin only papered over the cracks. Bessone was best gone and Bostock, well good player maybe and many included me liked him a lot but was poor value given the money we spent on him. That said we could do with him back here right now, perhaps he may be available to who ever comes in, the advantage being he knows the players around him. Injuries are taking their toll as well, with Troy,Storey, Ferry and Devera all out and Ritchie gone we have a depleted squad that is available to any manager. This was also probably a contributing factor in PDC's decision, knowing time would tick on before anything could be done. He didn't want to be seen captain of a failing ship, maybe, maybe not. My eyes aren't as closed as you probably think, but unfortunately my Celiacs became more active over the last few days than ever before which prevented me attending tonights game, I can't even get into trouser/jeans let alone get in the car, about the size of a truck tyre around the middle right now, but still in the STFC groove.
Would you consider Williams on the wing give his pace and normally good crosses into the box ??
I'll leave it there for tonight, laters maybe, I think I'm destined for a stay elsewhere right now, hope not.
[quote][p][bold]sp1dersw3b[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Another view[/bold] wrote: Wiz, Nathan was my man of the match in the 1/2 hour he was on. Composed at the back, and supported the forwards without getting caught out after his runs dow the wing. Adam Rooney was next best with his strong running and anticipating passes. Luke clearly needs more game time. Collins also chased a lot of last causes. Other than that it was dire.[/p][/quote]Cheers, thanks for that, I had it pretty close to what you said, sadly I couldn't get there this evening. I just cannot see why Macca at full back, it's ok but he gets bullish going forward and is not as quick as Nathan in getting back. Very short sighed to not play Nathan from the start but if he wasn't fully fit for 90 I suppose your hands are tied. Am I right that Macca in mid field stopped all their surges forward ?[/p][/quote]Wiz I am here in peace but you have only been told what you want to hear IMO. MoM was probably McCormack but just didn't seem so effective in the midfield to me. NT was and is class and should have started but not on long enough to deserve MoM All huffed and puffed but A Rooney no better really - I do believe that Willo performed better when employed as a wide midfield player and L Rooney did not give the ball away very often but to me he does look unfit and a little overweight. We need some new blood, a decent manager or stop gap and a bit of luck for automatic - I fear the play offs.[/p][/quote]Yes, we've been struggling for a while Hollands and Martin only papered over the cracks. Bessone was best gone and Bostock, well good player maybe and many included me liked him a lot but was poor value given the money we spent on him. That said we could do with him back here right now, perhaps he may be available to who ever comes in, the advantage being he knows the players around him. Injuries are taking their toll as well, with Troy,Storey, Ferry and Devera all out and Ritchie gone we have a depleted squad that is available to any manager. This was also probably a contributing factor in PDC's decision, knowing time would tick on before anything could be done. He didn't want to be seen captain of a failing ship, maybe, maybe not. My eyes aren't as closed as you probably think, but unfortunately my Celiacs became more active over the last few days than ever before which prevented me attending tonights game, I can't even get into trouser/jeans let alone get in the car, about the size of a truck tyre around the middle right now, but still in the STFC groove. Would you consider Williams on the wing give his pace and normally good crosses into the box ?? I'll leave it there for tonight, laters maybe, I think I'm destined for a stay elsewhere right now, hope not. the wizard

1:13am Wed 27 Feb 13

sp1dersw3b says...

International Robin2 wrote:
sp1dersw3b wrote:
Is that you Lovesey wrote:
International Robin2 wrote:
BRING BACK DI CANIOOOOO!

Sign the petition! http://bit.ly/13Skd9




Z
Rack off end of the bell
Interesting that from 97 now up to 125 - AND the previous signatures of Caddis, Clarke, A Black, Kerrouche, Sir William Chateris Patey QMG, Danny Wilson and others have now been removed!

My Paul Alcock is still there (not been sussed out yet LOL) as well as my real name - up to you if you don't sign but if you want to do it and don't be bullied not to by anybody here.
I deleted all the obvious spoof spam and I did wonder about Paul Alcock but couldn't be 100% sure. Although there is a lot more negativity than I expected, there is still a large number of people that would welcome Paolo back with open arms.

We lost tonight.. On reflection, no wonder considering a large proportion of the team got hammered Saturday night in Old Town!
Keep up the good work IMO only and the negatives will be moaning even more when mid-table League 1 is a good season.

Keep PA there no one realised ;-)
[quote][p][bold]International Robin2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sp1dersw3b[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]International Robin2[/bold] wrote: BRING BACK DI CANIOOOOO! Sign the petition! http://bit.ly/13Skd9 Z[/p][/quote]Rack off end of the bell[/p][/quote]Interesting that from 97 now up to 125 - AND the previous signatures of Caddis, Clarke, A Black, Kerrouche, Sir William Chateris Patey QMG, Danny Wilson and others have now been removed! My Paul Alcock is still there (not been sussed out yet LOL) as well as my real name - up to you if you don't sign but if you want to do it and don't be bullied not to by anybody here.[/p][/quote]I deleted all the obvious spoof spam and I did wonder about Paul Alcock but couldn't be 100% sure. Although there is a lot more negativity than I expected, there is still a large number of people that would welcome Paolo back with open arms. We lost tonight.. On reflection, no wonder considering a large proportion of the team got hammered Saturday night in Old Town![/p][/quote]Keep up the good work IMO only and the negatives will be moaning even more when mid-table League 1 is a good season. Keep PA there no one realised ;-) sp1dersw3b

1:23am Wed 27 Feb 13

sp1dersw3b says...

the wizard wrote:
sp1dersw3b wrote:
the wizard wrote:
Another view wrote:
Wiz, Nathan was my man of the match in the 1/2 hour he was on. Composed at the back, and supported the forwards without getting caught out after his runs dow the wing. Adam Rooney was next best with his strong running and anticipating passes. Luke clearly needs more game time. Collins also chased a lot of last causes. Other than that it was dire.
Cheers, thanks for that, I had it pretty close to what you said, sadly I couldn't get there this evening. I just cannot see why Macca at full back, it's ok but he gets bullish going forward and is not as quick as Nathan in getting back. Very short sighed to not play Nathan from the start but if he wasn't fully fit for 90 I suppose your hands are tied. Am I right that Macca in mid field stopped all their surges forward ?
Wiz

I am here in peace but you have only been told what you want to hear IMO.

MoM was probably McCormack but just didn't seem so effective in the midfield to me.

NT was and is class and should have started but not on long enough to deserve MoM

All huffed and puffed but A Rooney no better really - I do believe that Willo performed better when employed as a wide midfield player and L Rooney did not give the ball away very often but to me he does look unfit and a little overweight.

We need some new blood, a decent manager or stop gap and a bit of luck for automatic - I fear the play offs.
Yes, we've been struggling for a while Hollands and Martin only papered over the cracks. Bessone was best gone and Bostock, well good player maybe and many included me liked him a lot but was poor value given the money we spent on him. That said we could do with him back here right now, perhaps he may be available to who ever comes in, the advantage being he knows the players around him. Injuries are taking their toll as well, with Troy,Storey, Ferry and Devera all out and Ritchie gone we have a depleted squad that is available to any manager. This was also probably a contributing factor in PDC's decision, knowing time would tick on before anything could be done. He didn't want to be seen captain of a failing ship, maybe, maybe not. My eyes aren't as closed as you probably think, but unfortunately my Celiacs became more active over the last few days than ever before which prevented me attending tonights game, I can't even get into trouser/jeans let alone get in the car, about the size of a truck tyre around the middle right now, but still in the STFC groove.
Would you consider Williams on the wing give his pace and normally good crosses into the box ??
I'll leave it there for tonight, laters maybe, I think I'm destined for a stay elsewhere right now, hope not.
Hope not too Wiz get better soon - and yes to Willo IMO only
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sp1dersw3b[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Another view[/bold] wrote: Wiz, Nathan was my man of the match in the 1/2 hour he was on. Composed at the back, and supported the forwards without getting caught out after his runs dow the wing. Adam Rooney was next best with his strong running and anticipating passes. Luke clearly needs more game time. Collins also chased a lot of last causes. Other than that it was dire.[/p][/quote]Cheers, thanks for that, I had it pretty close to what you said, sadly I couldn't get there this evening. I just cannot see why Macca at full back, it's ok but he gets bullish going forward and is not as quick as Nathan in getting back. Very short sighed to not play Nathan from the start but if he wasn't fully fit for 90 I suppose your hands are tied. Am I right that Macca in mid field stopped all their surges forward ?[/p][/quote]Wiz I am here in peace but you have only been told what you want to hear IMO. MoM was probably McCormack but just didn't seem so effective in the midfield to me. NT was and is class and should have started but not on long enough to deserve MoM All huffed and puffed but A Rooney no better really - I do believe that Willo performed better when employed as a wide midfield player and L Rooney did not give the ball away very often but to me he does look unfit and a little overweight. We need some new blood, a decent manager or stop gap and a bit of luck for automatic - I fear the play offs.[/p][/quote]Yes, we've been struggling for a while Hollands and Martin only papered over the cracks. Bessone was best gone and Bostock, well good player maybe and many included me liked him a lot but was poor value given the money we spent on him. That said we could do with him back here right now, perhaps he may be available to who ever comes in, the advantage being he knows the players around him. Injuries are taking their toll as well, with Troy,Storey, Ferry and Devera all out and Ritchie gone we have a depleted squad that is available to any manager. This was also probably a contributing factor in PDC's decision, knowing time would tick on before anything could be done. He didn't want to be seen captain of a failing ship, maybe, maybe not. My eyes aren't as closed as you probably think, but unfortunately my Celiacs became more active over the last few days than ever before which prevented me attending tonights game, I can't even get into trouser/jeans let alone get in the car, about the size of a truck tyre around the middle right now, but still in the STFC groove. Would you consider Williams on the wing give his pace and normally good crosses into the box ?? I'll leave it there for tonight, laters maybe, I think I'm destined for a stay elsewhere right now, hope not.[/p][/quote]Hope not too Wiz get better soon - and yes to Willo IMO only sp1dersw3b

4:32am Wed 27 Feb 13

Is that you Lovesey says...

Paolo doesn't give 2 **** about this club, that's why he left when he did in the way that he did. Walked away with his whole team leaving us in it, I think you will find a lot of fans think more of the club than they do Paolo
Paolo doesn't give 2 **** about this club, that's why he left when he did in the way that he did. Walked away with his whole team leaving us in it, I think you will find a lot of fans think more of the club than they do Paolo Is that you Lovesey

4:49am Wed 27 Feb 13

red white says...

joey butler wrote:
So where is Red White then, have you run away again??

Sorry, you must be nearly back in Oxford by now!!
Because you are a boring ba5tard ?
[quote][p][bold]joey butler[/bold] wrote: So where is Red White then, have you run away again?? Sorry, you must be nearly back in Oxford by now!![/p][/quote]Because you are a boring ba5tard ? red white

5:08am Wed 27 Feb 13

nosyrudeman says...

Cannot understand the booing, no matter how bad the performance. It's our club.
Cannot understand the booing, no matter how bad the performance. It's our club. nosyrudeman

5:09am Wed 27 Feb 13

red white says...

Is that you Lovesey wrote:
Paolo doesn't give 2 **** about this club, that's why he left when he did in the way that he did. Walked away with his whole team leaving us in it, I think you will find a lot of fans think more of the club than they do Paolo
Yes, i think Paolo has a few mental issues to deal with.
Don't think he has thanked us fans,i don't care if he doesn't,he is welcome back,IMO.
[quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: Paolo doesn't give 2 **** about this club, that's why he left when he did in the way that he did. Walked away with his whole team leaving us in it, I think you will find a lot of fans think more of the club than they do Paolo[/p][/quote]Yes, i think Paolo has a few mental issues to deal with. Don't think he has thanked us fans,i don't care if he doesn't,he is welcome back,IMO. red white

5:13am Wed 27 Feb 13

red white says...

sp1dersw3b wrote:
The worst performer at the CG tonight IMO only and THE one that should hang their head/s in shame are the supporters.

The stick that was bellowed out to players that wore the shirt tonight was poisonous and deserved a well below par performance - for pity's sake the lads ALL tried and needed motivation and lifting from the fans.

Instead they were booed - appalling - I was there and attempts to verbally support (my team) did not happen and I felt for the lads after the week they have had.

The unedifying shrieks heard to substitute Navarro and then one of the biggest yelps of derision when it happened by some of the mob present would have been more appropriate at an 18th century public execution.

Navarro was poor - yes - but he is not match fit and was injured on Saturday but at least he tried and wore the shirt and IMO only should be supported as all the team should be.

McCormack had one of his better games of late and was trying to drive his below par team mates on - he played a bad ball towards the end of the game just before he was named MoM and the howls of disbelief heard by (some) fans makes me wonder if some of these supporters have ever actually played the game in their life - probably not, I guess.

If you were there you could see the responsibilities of management was weighing heavily on both Ward and Miller, their combined worst performances for weeks. How they both needed a sustained and resounding 'Ward and Millers Red and White Army' chant but of course, this did not happen (just briefly in the first half) , when it was so obvious SOMEONE needed to lift the team.

Much was wrong tonight on the playing field but we as supporters let the team down tonight IMHO - anybody that even suggests they pay for the privilege to pillory, spit poison, jeer, boo and as the game wore on progressively increase an acid atmosphere, please do not bother to turn up again (sorry Jed).

The team needs a manager, I wish it was Paolo but I have begrudgingly moved on from this ( :-( ) but the TEAM also needs the AWAY support at home - all is not lost but we as supporters should do our bit 100% too.

COYR's
Very sad to hear.
[quote][p][bold]sp1dersw3b[/bold] wrote: The worst performer at the CG tonight IMO only and THE one that should hang their head/s in shame are the supporters. The stick that was bellowed out to players that wore the shirt tonight was poisonous and deserved a well below par performance - for pity's sake the lads ALL tried and needed motivation and lifting from the fans. Instead they were booed - appalling - I was there and attempts to verbally support (my team) did not happen and I felt for the lads after the week they have had. The unedifying shrieks heard to substitute Navarro and then one of the biggest yelps of derision when it happened by some of the mob present would have been more appropriate at an 18th century public execution. Navarro was poor - yes - but he is not match fit and was injured on Saturday but at least he tried and wore the shirt and IMO only should be supported as all the team should be. McCormack had one of his better games of late and was trying to drive his below par team mates on - he played a bad ball towards the end of the game just before he was named MoM and the howls of disbelief heard by (some) fans makes me wonder if some of these supporters have ever actually played the game in their life - probably not, I guess. If you were there you could see the responsibilities of management was weighing heavily on both Ward and Miller, their combined worst performances for weeks. How they both needed a sustained and resounding 'Ward and Millers Red and White Army' chant but of course, this did not happen (just briefly in the first half) , when it was so obvious SOMEONE needed to lift the team. Much was wrong tonight on the playing field but we as supporters let the team down tonight IMHO - anybody that even suggests they pay for the privilege to pillory, spit poison, jeer, boo and as the game wore on progressively increase an acid atmosphere, please do not bother to turn up again (sorry Jed). The team needs a manager, I wish it was Paolo but I have begrudgingly moved on from this ( :-( ) but the TEAM also needs the AWAY support at home - all is not lost but we as supporters should do our bit 100% too. COYR's[/p][/quote]Very sad to hear. red white

6:22am Wed 27 Feb 13

albatross says...

The Jockster wrote:
Well if anyone is under any illusions about even making the playoffs after taking 2 points from 9, from 3 home games, they are clearly suffering delusions of grandeur.

The hoots of derision when Macca was announced as man of the match seconds after hoofing the ball into the DR were deafening. Doubtless the sponsors were either Macca's parents or they drew the name from the hat.

Although the return of the fiery stallion is unlikely I can't help making a comparison between him and old big'ead. Pdc said that these players are nothing without him and its hard to argue that and of course BC famously said " I wouldn't say I'm the best manager but I'm in the top one"

That was simply dire and it's hard to see where the next win is coming from - we're in Harry Styles mode - one direction heading south!
Town squad to star in next Bond film entitled Freefall!
I've got this horrible feeling that we are in a bit of a Brian Clough with Leeds situation. That we will look back on this eccentric managerial genius that we let slip through our fingers and who went on to achieve these great things with other clubs. The old and the new owners having a healthy share of the responsibility for it.
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: Well if anyone is under any illusions about even making the playoffs after taking 2 points from 9, from 3 home games, they are clearly suffering delusions of grandeur. The hoots of derision when Macca was announced as man of the match seconds after hoofing the ball into the DR were deafening. Doubtless the sponsors were either Macca's parents or they drew the name from the hat. Although the return of the fiery stallion is unlikely I can't help making a comparison between him and old big'ead. Pdc said that these players are nothing without him and its hard to argue that and of course BC famously said " I wouldn't say I'm the best manager but I'm in the top one" That was simply dire and it's hard to see where the next win is coming from - we're in Harry Styles mode - one direction heading south! Town squad to star in next Bond film entitled Freefall![/p][/quote]I've got this horrible feeling that we are in a bit of a Brian Clough with Leeds situation. That we will look back on this eccentric managerial genius that we let slip through our fingers and who went on to achieve these great things with other clubs. The old and the new owners having a healthy share of the responsibility for it. albatross

6:24am Wed 27 Feb 13

albatross says...

albatross wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
Well if anyone is under any illusions about even making the playoffs after taking 2 points from 9, from 3 home games, they are clearly suffering delusions of grandeur.

The hoots of derision when Macca was announced as man of the match seconds after hoofing the ball into the DR were deafening. Doubtless the sponsors were either Macca's parents or they drew the name from the hat.

Although the return of the fiery stallion is unlikely I can't help making a comparison between him and old big'ead. Pdc said that these players are nothing without him and its hard to argue that and of course BC famously said " I wouldn't say I'm the best manager but I'm in the top one"

That was simply dire and it's hard to see where the next win is coming from - we're in Harry Styles mode - one direction heading south!
Town squad to star in next Bond film entitled Freefall!
I've got this horrible feeling that we are in a bit of a Brian Clough with Leeds situation. That we will look back on this eccentric managerial genius that we let slip through our fingers and who went on to achieve these great things with other clubs. The old and the new owners having a healthy share of the responsibility for it.
Oops. Didn't mean to quote The Jockster there.
[quote][p][bold]albatross[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: Well if anyone is under any illusions about even making the playoffs after taking 2 points from 9, from 3 home games, they are clearly suffering delusions of grandeur. The hoots of derision when Macca was announced as man of the match seconds after hoofing the ball into the DR were deafening. Doubtless the sponsors were either Macca's parents or they drew the name from the hat. Although the return of the fiery stallion is unlikely I can't help making a comparison between him and old big'ead. Pdc said that these players are nothing without him and its hard to argue that and of course BC famously said " I wouldn't say I'm the best manager but I'm in the top one" That was simply dire and it's hard to see where the next win is coming from - we're in Harry Styles mode - one direction heading south! Town squad to star in next Bond film entitled Freefall![/p][/quote]I've got this horrible feeling that we are in a bit of a Brian Clough with Leeds situation. That we will look back on this eccentric managerial genius that we let slip through our fingers and who went on to achieve these great things with other clubs. The old and the new owners having a healthy share of the responsibility for it.[/p][/quote]Oops. Didn't mean to quote The Jockster there. albatross

7:06am Wed 27 Feb 13

Jeremy Hilary Boob says...

red white wrote:
red white wrote:
Di kanny oh wrote:
Di Canio will not be coming back and its time to move on. Luke Rooney is back in the squad, McCormack is back as captain so What will Di Canio do with them two. No not going to happen and we have to look at others and be quick. I seriously do not think promotion is realistic anymore and believe we need a manager to steady the ship. Now the shackles are off watch the players self destruct that tonight was shameful.
How do you know that?
Paolo loves our club............
He loves himself more though.
[quote][p][bold]red white[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]red white[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Di kanny oh[/bold] wrote: Di Canio will not be coming back and its time to move on. Luke Rooney is back in the squad, McCormack is back as captain so What will Di Canio do with them two. No not going to happen and we have to look at others and be quick. I seriously do not think promotion is realistic anymore and believe we need a manager to steady the ship. Now the shackles are off watch the players self destruct that tonight was shameful.[/p][/quote]How do you know that?[/p][/quote]Paolo loves our club............[/p][/quote]He loves himself more though. Jeremy Hilary Boob

8:31am Wed 27 Feb 13

Mushymushy says...

Anyone who thinks pdc will come back or wants he back are deluded,he's gone lets move on,lets talk about how crap swindon were last night,we all know who's to blame and that's the players they played crap but they are not necessarily crap,they can overcome come this pull together for the next game and still end the season on a high and if we're not ready for promotion so be it,the town will just have to work harder next season.
Anyone who thinks pdc will come back or wants he back are deluded,he's gone lets move on,lets talk about how crap swindon were last night,we all know who's to blame and that's the players they played crap but they are not necessarily crap,they can overcome come this pull together for the next game and still end the season on a high and if we're not ready for promotion so be it,the town will just have to work harder next season. Mushymushy

8:53am Wed 27 Feb 13

The Jockster says...

International Robin2 wrote:
sp1dersw3b wrote:
Is that you Lovesey wrote:
International Robin2 wrote:
BRING BACK DI CANIOOOOO!

Sign the petition! http://bit.ly/13Skd9




Z
Rack off end of the bell
Interesting that from 97 now up to 125 - AND the previous signatures of Caddis, Clarke, A Black, Kerrouche, Sir William Chateris Patey QMG, Danny Wilson and others have now been removed!

My Paul Alcock is still there (not been sussed out yet LOL) as well as my real name - up to you if you don't sign but if you want to do it and don't be bullied not to by anybody here.
I deleted all the obvious spoof spam and I did wonder about Paul Alcock but couldn't be 100% sure. Although there is a lot more negativity than I expected, there is still a large number of people that would welcome Paolo back with open arms.

We lost tonight.. On reflection, no wonder considering a large proportion of the team got hammered Saturday night in Old Town!
IR2 care to elaborate on who the primary booze culprits were?
[quote][p][bold]International Robin2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sp1dersw3b[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]International Robin2[/bold] wrote: BRING BACK DI CANIOOOOO! Sign the petition! http://bit.ly/13Skd9 Z[/p][/quote]Rack off end of the bell[/p][/quote]Interesting that from 97 now up to 125 - AND the previous signatures of Caddis, Clarke, A Black, Kerrouche, Sir William Chateris Patey QMG, Danny Wilson and others have now been removed! My Paul Alcock is still there (not been sussed out yet LOL) as well as my real name - up to you if you don't sign but if you want to do it and don't be bullied not to by anybody here.[/p][/quote]I deleted all the obvious spoof spam and I did wonder about Paul Alcock but couldn't be 100% sure. Although there is a lot more negativity than I expected, there is still a large number of people that would welcome Paolo back with open arms. We lost tonight.. On reflection, no wonder considering a large proportion of the team got hammered Saturday night in Old Town![/p][/quote]IR2 care to elaborate on who the primary booze culprits were? The Jockster

5:42pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Okus Road says...

The Jockster wrote:
Okus Road wrote:
As poor as we were tonight it's the away form that will decide where we finish in the league, starting Saturday at Coventry then Brentford, Yeovil, Doncaster, Sheffield Utd win those and we are league champions easy !!!!

At least most of the other top teams dropped points tonight "squeaky bum" time for all.

We do need a manager for Saturday,  big decision to be made as how many out of work managers would take it to end of season? If that's what the board decide to do, which seems logical, so they have time to select the permanent manager for next season and get the right person in.

More interesting times ahead
It's a shame that PMH isn't still open in your neck of the woods- you could have admitted yourself with hallucinatory symptoms.
Are you seriously trying to tell us that having thrown away 7 points from 3 home games we can go and win the league by winning all the away games against all our closest rivals after a performance like that tonight? I'd love to think you'd be right but that's surely one hell of an ask!
But we always have problems against team near the bottom and usually do well against the top teams. I just think away from home less pressure on the players all the pressure on the home team to come at us. Repeat of Tranmere results will do
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Okus Road[/bold] wrote: As poor as we were tonight it's the away form that will decide where we finish in the league, starting Saturday at Coventry then Brentford, Yeovil, Doncaster, Sheffield Utd win those and we are league champions easy !!!! At least most of the other top teams dropped points tonight "squeaky bum" time for all. We do need a manager for Saturday,  big decision to be made as how many out of work managers would take it to end of season? If that's what the board decide to do, which seems logical, so they have time to select the permanent manager for next season and get the right person in. More interesting times ahead[/p][/quote]It's a shame that PMH isn't still open in your neck of the woods- you could have admitted yourself with hallucinatory symptoms. Are you seriously trying to tell us that having thrown away 7 points from 3 home games we can go and win the league by winning all the away games against all our closest rivals after a performance like that tonight? I'd love to think you'd be right but that's surely one hell of an ask![/p][/quote]But we always have problems against team near the bottom and usually do well against the top teams. I just think away from home less pressure on the players all the pressure on the home team to come at us. Repeat of Tranmere results will do Okus Road

8:55pm Wed 27 Feb 13

SimonPrice351 says...

Forza, Paul Hart only managed in a care-taker capacity. He was always suited to youth/development roles and not the 'front of house' role.

Adkins probably could get a job at Wigan/Villa (lower Premier sides).

Hoddle isn't a bad call, but I cannot see it happening.
Forza, Paul Hart only managed in a care-taker capacity. He was always suited to youth/development roles and not the 'front of house' role. Adkins probably could get a job at Wigan/Villa (lower Premier sides). Hoddle isn't a bad call, but I cannot see it happening. SimonPrice351

9:27pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Di kanny oh says...

red white wrote:
red white wrote:
Di kanny oh wrote:
Di Canio will not be coming back and its time to move on. Luke Rooney is back in the squad, McCormack is back as captain so What will Di Canio do with them two. No not going to happen and we have to look at others and be quick. I seriously do not think promotion is realistic anymore and believe we need a manager to steady the ship. Now the shackles are off watch the players self destruct that tonight was shameful.
How do you know that?
Paolo loves our club............
Well red white what did I tell you.
[quote][p][bold]red white[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]red white[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Di kanny oh[/bold] wrote: Di Canio will not be coming back and its time to move on. Luke Rooney is back in the squad, McCormack is back as captain so What will Di Canio do with them two. No not going to happen and we have to look at others and be quick. I seriously do not think promotion is realistic anymore and believe we need a manager to steady the ship. Now the shackles are off watch the players self destruct that tonight was shameful.[/p][/quote]How do you know that?[/p][/quote]Paolo loves our club............[/p][/quote]Well red white what did I tell you. Di kanny oh

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