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  • REPORTING BY SAM MORSHEAD
  • FT: Gillingham 2 (Legge 18, Harriman 83) Town 0
  • Swindon haven't won away in two months
  • Legge's header and Harriman's late strike claim Gills three points

5:34pm

That's your lot from us this afternoon, ladies and gents.

Before I go, a quick update on the Adver ban situation - editor Gary Lawrence will meet Sangita Shah and Lee Power on Monday to discuss the embargo currently placed on the paper by the club.

Hopefully it will be resolved but, to give you prior warning, if it's not sorted by next Saturday then there will be no Matchday Live service for Swindon Town's clash with Shrewsbury.

Obviously this isn't the situation we want.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend all.

5:29pm

Now it's the turn of Nathan Byrne to have a chat with BBC Wiltshire's Andrew Hawes. 

He said: “They’re not the results we wanted but there’s still a lot to build on. The lads are very disappointed today because we felt we had them on the ropes and we had a few chances. We were going for it more and more and when they scored the second it was a big task to get back from there.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Nathan Byrne

NATHAN BYRNE

“We knew Leon Legge was a threat, he’s incredible in the air and it’s a great finish but that put us on the back foot. We’re really disappointed today because we felt we had a strong chance to get back into it.

“We understand the fans must be frustrated but as players we’re as frustrated as them. We feel for the fans and we respect the fans travelling up and down the country to come see us but it’s just as frustrating when we lose any game, home and away.”

5:21pm

Next out to talk to BBC Wiltshire, with the Advertiser banned from speaking to Town management or players, is Jay McEveley.

Here's what he had to say...

“We’re disappointed because yet again it’s a sloppy goal. A ball into the box and a free header, it can’t happen. It puts us on the back foot.

“In the last 10 of the first half we got a foothold on the game and second half we were on top and when you’re on top you have to put your chances away.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Jay doesn't need a medal

JAY MCEVELEY

“We’re giving ourselves a mountain to climb with stupid, sloppy goals too many times now. We keep seem to be saying the same things every week and I think there are a lot of people getting tired of it – not just the fans but us as well.

“We’re not happy at all and personally I’m not happy at all either. People do digged out but people just don’t learn from their mistakes. I don’t know what we’re going to do, it’s very disappointing."

5:16pm

YOUR SAY

5:15pm

5:13pm

More now from manager Mark Cooper and his post-match chat with BBC Wiltshire...

“We tried to get the ball out from the back. We have to try to play out and we played three centre-halves," he said.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Town caretaker boss Mark Cooper

MARK COOPER

“I thought Branco was very good again, I thought Pritchard was lively, Jay did fine but it’s not enough when we need to be getting points away from home.

“I understand the supporters will be frustrated but they’ve got to stick with us. They’re learning, they’re trying their best and it is frustrating for all of us but we’ll get there in the end."

5:11pm

Mark Cooper has been out to speak to the local media. Here's what he had to tell BBC Wiltshire...

“I thought we had a spell in the second half where we played well and we needed to score. We had two or three really good chances and we needed to score one of them. We only played for 20 minutes out of 90 and that’s not good enough.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Mark Cooper

MARK COOPER

“We gave a silly free-kick away and no one picked up their man for their first goal. In the first half we huffed and puffed and second half we came out and played really well for 20 minutes.

“We put four up front to try to get back in the game. You hope you get a bit of a break and we can get the ball to our four strikers but it never happened.

“I think we controlled the second half but if you don’t defend the ball when it goes in your box and don’t score in their box you’re not going to win too many football matches."

5:01pm

Reaction to come as and when we get it. Sadly, due to the ongoing ban in place on the Advertiser we are not allowed to attend the post-match chat with manager Mark Cooper.

4:55pm

Gillingham 2 (Legge 18, Harriman 83) Swindon Town 0

Same old story for Swindon. Away from home they just seemingly cannot recreate the kind of performances that have wowed the County Ground crowds. Hugely disappointing yet again for the intrepid 372 that followed the Robins to Kent.

4:53pm

90 mins: Ranger heads over with Town's final chance of the game. 'Can we play you every week' come the chants from the home fans.

4:51pm

YELLOW CARD

Branco booked for dissent, 90

4:49pm

Five minutes to be added to the game.

4:44pm

Gillingham 2 (Harriman 83) Swindon Town 0

It looks as though it's going to be another defeat for Town. This is not so much about poor defending but intelligent play from the Gills.

Dack finds Martin in behind the Town defence on the left and his cross finds Harriman, who drivespast Branco and McEveley on the line. Game over.

4:37pm

SWINDON SUBSTITUTION

Dany N'Guessan replaces Ryan Mason, 79

4:36pm

78 mins: An action-packed few moments as Foderingham gets off his line well to keep out McDonald and then, at the other end, Luongo curls at Nelson.

4:34pm

GILLINGHAM SUBSTITUTION

Craig Fagan replaces Adebayo Akinfenwa, 76

4:32pm

The attendance here today is 6,134 (372 from Swindon).

4:31pm

SWINDON SUBSTITUTION

Nathan Byrne replaces Nathan Thompson, 72

4:30pm

72 mins: Branco flashes a wild shot over from the edge of the area.

4:30pm

72 mins: That's a superb backtracking block from Legge to deny Pritchard.

4:29pm

Gillingham are coming back into this game now. Town are running out of time to scavenge something from it.

4:25pm

GILLINGHAM SUBSTITUTION

Bradley Dack replaces Myles Weston, 67

4:23pm

64 mins: Pritchard fires a free-kick straight at Nelson. That was in a cracking position, too. A bit of a waste.

4:22pm

63 mins: Barker does brilliantly to find space following Ranger's flick-on but takes too long to get the shot away. Blocked.

4:20pm

60 mins: A great chance for the Gills to net number two. Town are all over the place but Akinfenwa heads wide with Foderingham scrambling across his goal.

4:17pm

YELLOW CARD

Pritchard booked for deliberate handball, 59

4:15pm

Both sides are finding it hard to settle into any kind of rhythm in the second half.

4:11pm

SWINDON SUBSTITUTION:

George Barker replaces Grant Hall, 53

4:08pm

This looks bad for Hall as he's taken off on a stretcher. Hope it's not too serious.

4:06pm

Grant Hall goes down grabbing his leg/hamstring and the stretcher is immediately called for.

4:03pm

And we're off again at the Priestfield Stadium. Town kicking towards the temporary stand housing the travelling fans.

4:02pm

The two teams are out for the second half.

3:54pm

Gillingham 1 (Legge 18) Swindon Town 0

Pretty much more of the same from Swindon on the road. Not much by way of penetration, defence looks fragile and on a difficult pitch the passing game is being broken up too often.

Let's hope it changes after the break. Form suggests it won't.

3:47pm

44 mins: The Town back three all over the place again as McDonald collects the ball and shoots wide when he should do better.

3:44pm

42 mins: Hall hooks a shot wide from the corner.

3:44pm

42 mins: Nelson comes up with a superb save to keep Gills in front. Pritchard dances down the right wing and centres excellently for Kasim whose shot looks destined for the bottom corner only for the home stopper to stick out a leg and keep it out.

3:42pm

39 mins: Joe Martin tries his luck from distance. He's not lucky on this occasion. Goal-kick.

3:38pm

Town are playing some decent stuff in patches but it's all in the middle third and there is almost no goal threat whatsoever. Defensively, too many Gills runs are not being tracked and 50-50s are falling in favour of the hosts. All very worrying.

3:35pm

32 mins: A fizzing effort from Michael Harriman on the edge of the area has Foderingham worried but it flies into the crowd.

3:32pm

30 mins: Adam Barrett fires a right-footed volley wide of Foderingham's right-hand post.

3:31pm

29 mins: Kasim's shot from distance is well wide.

3:30pm

28 mins: McDonald should do better than drag wide after going clear through on goal. Ward was playing the striker onside.

3:29pm

26 mins: Good build-up from Town sees Luongo play in Nathan Thompson, who crosses for Nile Ranger but the striker's toe poke is weak and at Stuart Nelson.

3:26pm

25 mins: Myles Weston slips as he shoots from fully 40 yards and the ball trickles out for a goal-kick.

3:24pm

20 mins: Jay McEveley's header from Alex Pritchard's corner flashes past the far post.

3:21pm

Gillingham 1 (Legge 18) Swindon Town 0

It's a pretty basic goal to concede. A chipped free-kick into the area finds Leon Legge shrugging off the attention of his marker to head past a helpless Foderingham.

3:18pm

14 mins: Ryan Mason's left-footed effort from range, at a bit of an angle, flies over the crossbar.

3:14pm

11 mins: Stephen Gregory slices wide from 20 yards after Town shoot themselves in the foot and give the ball away moments after Massimo Luongo backtracks 70 yards to stop a Gills attack in its tracks.

3:11pm

A decent start, this, from Swindon. Comfortable with ball at feet and defending resolutely.

3:10pm

Six mins: Leon Legge's shot is blocked by Darren Ward en route to goal.

3:05pm

Two mins: Adebayo Akinfenwa outmuscles Grant Hall at the back post but his right-footed volley is never likely to trouble Wes Foderingham.

3:01pm

And we're off. Town defending the end housing the travelling fans.

2:57pm

The teams are out at the Priestfield Stadium. Kick-off is just moments away.

2:56pm

I'm reliably informed Olly Murs and Cody McDonald are good friends. Let's hope Gills striker is no 'Troublemaker' for Town today. Geddit!? No? Never mind.

2:49pm

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2:47pm

YOUR SAY

2:46pm

The stadium has just been told that pin-up pop icon and all-round geezer Olly Murs is in amongst the crowd this afternoon. Must be a Gills fan.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Olly Murs

OLLY MURS

2:41pm

Swindon Town will have to put an end to a winless streak of more than 26 years at the Priestfield Stadium if they are to claim all three points today.

The Robins' last success in Kent came way back in December 1986. That's a mighty long while ago.

2:35pm

Earlier in the season, Gillingham came to the County Ground and emerged with a point thanks to Cody McDonald's late equaliser.

Forgotten it already? Here are some highlights to remind you...

2:31pm

This week I caught up with Iffy Onuora, who has played for and managed both Swindon Town and Gillingham.

He had plenty to say about the perceived lack of intelligence of some footballers.(He holds alaw degree).

“Football players’ backgrounds are such that the formal education is not available to them - the colleges and universities - they’re almost geared towards playing football,” he said.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Iffy Onuora

IFF ONUORA

“Don’t for one minute think that means they’re not clever in another way. They’re very sharp, they’re very bright.

“I often have this argument with other people that you underestimate players’ intelligence at your peril. They’re bright people, they don’t have formal education but that’s not to say they’re not bright.”

2:20pm

The last time Swindon Town visited Gillingham, they went away celebrating promotion from League Two.

We're feeling nostalgic so here's a reminder of the celebrations that day...

2:19pm

Yes, he's playing again. Always love watching the big man play...

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Adebayo Akinfenwa, who has offers from Northampton and Orient

ADEBAYO AKINFENWA

2:17pm

Both sets of players are now out on the Priestfield Stadium pitch for their warm-ups.

2:16pm

BREAKING TEAM NEWS

GILLINGHAM v Swindon Town: Nelson; Martin, Legge, Barrett, Harriman; Gregory, Hessenthaler, Weston, Hewitt;  Akinfenwa, McDonald

Substitutes: Howard, Linganzi, Davies, Dack, Smith, Marriott, Fagan

2:13pm

YOUR SAY

2:13pm

2:11pm

YOUR SAY

2:10pm Sat 18 Jan 14

STFConyourpitch says

We should bring Hoddle back as he has been trying to get the job back from rumours and adver reports and he would bring a good connection with his World Class Academy he has wanted to link with Swindon for a while

2:10pm

That would appear to be a 5-3-2 for Swindon Town at Gillingham, with Jay McEveley coming into left-back and Mark Cooper putting together three central defenders in the shape of Darren Ward, Raphael Rossi Branco and Grant Hall.

Presumably, Alex Pritchard will support Nile Ranger up front but I guess we'll have to wait until kick-off to see exactly how that pans out.

2:07pm

BREAKING TEAM NEWS

Gillingham v SWINDON TOWN: Foderingham; N Thompson, Branco, Ward, Hall, McEveley; Luongo, Kasim, Mason; Pritchard; Ranger

Substitutes: Belford, Byrne, Harley, Thompson L, Barker, Storey, N'Guessan

2:05pm

We're still waiting on team news at present.

1:56pm

YOUR SAY

1:48pm Sat 18 Jan 14

itslove says

A bad defeat is a understatement there . losing to the bottom side by 2 goals a side we always owe one for our fa cup defeat yrs back . Again a bad time for stfc . Rangert should be out , so should Cooper after that defeat . And we never wanted Power in charge did we . That was all underhanded . We will lose today go on a losing run and Cooper and Power will have to leave . Its the only way .

Bit harsh on a manager that's taken a bunch of kids to eighth in the league when by all right they shouldn't have had a sniff of the play-offs, isn't it?

1:55pm

YOUR SAY

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1:53pm

MAN IN THE MIDDLE

The gent responsible for keeping control of proceedings this afternoon also took charge of Swindon Town’s embarrassing 4-0 defeat to Macclesfield in the FA Cup in November.

Andy Madley did nothing wrong that day but his presence is something of a bad omen for the Robins on their travels.

Overall this season, Madley has a record of played 23, 10 home wins, seven away wins and six draws.

1:51pm

ADVER CHIEF SPORTS WRITER SAM MORSHEAD: "Afternoon all from a chilly Priestfield. 

"This semi-grudge match always has something about it, given the history between the two sets of supporters, but from a purely footballing point of view it takes on added significance today.

"If Swindon really want to be taken seriously as play-off contenders they must starting winning games on the road - not all of them, but at least four from now until the season's end.

"I expect Mark Cooper to make a couple of changes as he looks to find the perfect balanace of resolve and creativity but a bumpy pitch here in Kent won't make things easy."

1:48pm

TEAM NEWS

With Jay McEveley fit and available after a knee injury Swindon are as close to full health as they have been for most of the season.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Jay McEveley

BACK: JAY MCEVELEY

Only Troy Archibald-Henville, Alex Smith and Tijane Reis miss out through knocks and Cooper could well hand a full debut to George Barker, who impressed off the bench at Stevenage.

Ryan Harley is also pushing for a return to midfield, while Grant Hall’s place in the side is in doubt following a dubious display at left-back on Tuesday night.

1:47pm

YOUR SAY

1:46pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Since 1950 says

If there is any hope of the play offs (there I said it!) 3 points a must today.

COYR!

1:47pm

We may be banned from the County Ground but Gillingham have afforded the Advertiser their hospitality so stick with us for team news and build-up ahead of kick-off, followed by in-play updates and reaction post-match.

It’s about time Town won away. Could today be the day? Find out with us here on Matchday Live.

1:47pm

Gillingham have made a habit of grinding out results at home against the top eight – the Gills have drawn with Leyton Orient and Peterborough and beaten Wolves in recent weeks – and given Swindon’s record on the road this could end up being another unhappy afternoon for Mark Cooper and his merry men.

1:45pm

Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen and welcome to the Priestfield Stadium for Swindon Town’s clash with Gillingham in League One.

The Robins come into the game off the back of a demoralising defeat to rock-bottom Stevenage on Tuesday and will be desperate to end their away-day hoodoo in Kent.

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1:28pm Sat 18 Jan 14

STFConyourpitch says...

COYR
COYR STFConyourpitch

1:46pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Since 1950 says...

If there is any hope of the play offs (there I said it!) 3 points a must today.

COYR!
If there is any hope of the play offs (there I said it!) 3 points a must today. COYR! Since 1950

1:48pm Sat 18 Jan 14

itslove says...

A bad defeat is a understatement there . losing to the bottom side by 2 goals a side we always owe one for our fa cup defeat yrs back . Again a bad time for stfc . Rangert should be out , so should Cooper after that defeat . And we never wanted Power in charge did we . That was all underhanded . We will lose today go on a losing run and Cooper and Power will have to leave . Its the only way .
A bad defeat is a understatement there . losing to the bottom side by 2 goals a side we always owe one for our fa cup defeat yrs back . Again a bad time for stfc . Rangert should be out , so should Cooper after that defeat . And we never wanted Power in charge did we . That was all underhanded . We will lose today go on a losing run and Cooper and Power will have to leave . Its the only way . itslove

1:49pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Since 1950 says...

I understand from a source close to the club that grim has been banned from reporting on the match for posting the team sheet earlier today!
I understand from a source close to the club that grim has been banned from reporting on the match for posting the team sheet earlier today! Since 1950

1:50pm Sat 18 Jan 14

mancrobin says...

Let's hope both sets of fans behave themselves and see an entertaining game of football.

This is a game that Swindon should expect to get something out of but MC's comments recently seem to indicate he is putting all responsibility on to the players. Having been to many of the away fixtures this season, I am not convinced by that that. 2 things he should have done a long time ago is firstly to pick the more experienced and physically built players, and secondly to realise it's not just an option of defending all game verses attacking, expansive football. We have enough talent in the squad to be able to hold teams and hit them on the break, if not dominate for periods by keeping possession.

I'm not sure how much Town are doing their homework on teams we play. They always seem to know what we're going to do.

And the other thing I've noticed, many seem to come out at the start half asleep. I suggest Mark that if you cannot deliver a rousing speech today you get the Rocking Robin in the dressing room to do the Haca!

COYRssssss
Let's hope both sets of fans behave themselves and see an entertaining game of football. This is a game that Swindon should expect to get something out of but MC's comments recently seem to indicate he is putting all responsibility on to the players. Having been to many of the away fixtures this season, I am not convinced by that that. 2 things he should have done a long time ago is firstly to pick the more experienced and physically built players, and secondly to realise it's not just an option of defending all game verses attacking, expansive football. We have enough talent in the squad to be able to hold teams and hit them on the break, if not dominate for periods by keeping possession. I'm not sure how much Town are doing their homework on teams we play. They always seem to know what we're going to do. And the other thing I've noticed, many seem to come out at the start half asleep. I suggest Mark that if you cannot deliver a rousing speech today you get the Rocking Robin in the dressing room to do the Haca! COYRssssss mancrobin

1:51pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Since 1950 says...

itslove wrote:
A bad defeat is a understatement there . losing to the bottom side by 2 goals a side we always owe one for our fa cup defeat yrs back . Again a bad time for stfc . Rangert should be out , so should Cooper after that defeat . And we never wanted Power in charge did we . That was all underhanded . We will lose today go on a losing run and Cooper and Power will have to leave . Its the only way .
To be replaced by. .......?
[quote][p][bold]itslove[/bold] wrote: A bad defeat is a understatement there . losing to the bottom side by 2 goals a side we always owe one for our fa cup defeat yrs back . Again a bad time for stfc . Rangert should be out , so should Cooper after that defeat . And we never wanted Power in charge did we . That was all underhanded . We will lose today go on a losing run and Cooper and Power will have to leave . Its the only way .[/p][/quote]To be replaced by. .......? Since 1950

2:03pm Sat 18 Jan 14

bradley red 1 says...

Since 1950 wrote:
itslove wrote:
A bad defeat is a understatement there . losing to the bottom side by 2 goals a side we always owe one for our fa cup defeat yrs back . Again a bad time for stfc . Rangert should be out , so should Cooper after that defeat . And we never wanted Power in charge did we . That was all underhanded . We will lose today go on a losing run and Cooper and Power will have to leave . Its the only way .
To be replaced by. .......?
Correct! i agree, keep those rose tinted glasses firmly in there case.
[quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]itslove[/bold] wrote: A bad defeat is a understatement there . losing to the bottom side by 2 goals a side we always owe one for our fa cup defeat yrs back . Again a bad time for stfc . Rangert should be out , so should Cooper after that defeat . And we never wanted Power in charge did we . That was all underhanded . We will lose today go on a losing run and Cooper and Power will have to leave . Its the only way .[/p][/quote]To be replaced by. .......?[/p][/quote]Correct! i agree, keep those rose tinted glasses firmly in there case. bradley red 1

2:03pm Sat 18 Jan 14

oz ashes says...

itslove wrote:
A bad defeat is a understatement there . losing to the bottom side by 2 goals a side we always owe one for our fa cup defeat yrs back . Again a bad time for stfc . Rangert should be out , so should Cooper after that defeat . And we never wanted Power in charge did we . That was all underhanded . We will lose today go on a losing run and Cooper and Power will have to leave . Its the only way .
who is this we dont you mean you
[quote][p][bold]itslove[/bold] wrote: A bad defeat is a understatement there . losing to the bottom side by 2 goals a side we always owe one for our fa cup defeat yrs back . Again a bad time for stfc . Rangert should be out , so should Cooper after that defeat . And we never wanted Power in charge did we . That was all underhanded . We will lose today go on a losing run and Cooper and Power will have to leave . Its the only way .[/p][/quote]who is this we dont you mean you oz ashes

2:04pm Sat 18 Jan 14

STFConyourpitch says...

We got to keep our heads up...even though you may think I'm drunk we will be in the Championship next season
We got to keep our heads up...even though you may think I'm drunk we will be in the Championship next season STFConyourpitch

2:10pm Sat 18 Jan 14

STFConyourpitch says...

We should bring Hoddle back as he has been trying to get the job back from rumours and adver reports and he would bring a good connection with his World Class Academy he has wanted to link with Swindon for a while
We should bring Hoddle back as he has been trying to get the job back from rumours and adver reports and he would bring a good connection with his World Class Academy he has wanted to link with Swindon for a while STFConyourpitch

2:15pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Chish and Fips says...

bradley red 1 wrote:
Since 1950 wrote:
itslove wrote:
A bad defeat is a understatement there . losing to the bottom side by 2 goals a side we always owe one for our fa cup defeat yrs back . Again a bad time for stfc . Rangert should be out , so should Cooper after that defeat . And we never wanted Power in charge did we . That was all underhanded . We will lose today go on a losing run and Cooper and Power will have to leave . Its the only way .
To be replaced by. .......?
Correct! i agree, keep those rose tinted glasses firmly in there case.
...perhaps also you can answer the polite question then instead BR ...
[quote][p][bold]bradley red 1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]itslove[/bold] wrote: A bad defeat is a understatement there . losing to the bottom side by 2 goals a side we always owe one for our fa cup defeat yrs back . Again a bad time for stfc . Rangert should be out , so should Cooper after that defeat . And we never wanted Power in charge did we . That was all underhanded . We will lose today go on a losing run and Cooper and Power will have to leave . Its the only way .[/p][/quote]To be replaced by. .......?[/p][/quote]Correct! i agree, keep those rose tinted glasses firmly in there case.[/p][/quote]...perhaps also you can answer the polite question then instead BR ... Chish and Fips

2:16pm Sat 18 Jan 14

dazzastfc says...

bradley red 1 wrote:
Since 1950 wrote:
itslove wrote:
A bad defeat is a understatement there . losing to the bottom side by 2 goals a side we always owe one for our fa cup defeat yrs back . Again a bad time for stfc . Rangert should be out , so should Cooper after that defeat . And we never wanted Power in charge did we . That was all underhanded . We will lose today go on a losing run and Cooper and Power will have to leave . Its the only way .
To be replaced by. .......?
Correct! i agree, keep those rose tinted glasses firmly in there case.
HODDLE...Its a no brainer...
[quote][p][bold]bradley red 1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]itslove[/bold] wrote: A bad defeat is a understatement there . losing to the bottom side by 2 goals a side we always owe one for our fa cup defeat yrs back . Again a bad time for stfc . Rangert should be out , so should Cooper after that defeat . And we never wanted Power in charge did we . That was all underhanded . We will lose today go on a losing run and Cooper and Power will have to leave . Its the only way .[/p][/quote]To be replaced by. .......?[/p][/quote]Correct! i agree, keep those rose tinted glasses firmly in there case.[/p][/quote]HODDLE...Its a no brainer... dazzastfc

2:20pm Sat 18 Jan 14

STFConyourpitch says...

It's disappointing looking at the poll of the result today as none of the fans have self confidence and assume that it will be all doom and gloom today. Cheer up you miserable lot and have some confidence that the mighty town will win!!
It's disappointing looking at the poll of the result today as none of the fans have self confidence and assume that it will be all doom and gloom today. Cheer up you miserable lot and have some confidence that the mighty town will win!! STFConyourpitch

2:30pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Scouse Red says...

5-3-2/3-5-2 has the set up of lets battle, keep it tight first half hour or so and see what happens which after recent results may not be a bad idea, especially if they've scouted us playing 4-3-3.

With Storey, Barker on the bench amongst others, he's got the chance to change it if its not working but he'll need to show us what he's made of and not get to 80 minutes before making a change if needs be.

Football League show last few weeks says nothing to fear about them, but will we shoot ourselves in the foot with more kamikaze defending, i hope not.
5-3-2/3-5-2 has the set up of lets battle, keep it tight first half hour or so and see what happens which after recent results may not be a bad idea, especially if they've scouted us playing 4-3-3. With Storey, Barker on the bench amongst others, he's got the chance to change it if its not working but he'll need to show us what he's made of and not get to 80 minutes before making a change if needs be. Football League show last few weeks says nothing to fear about them, but will we shoot ourselves in the foot with more kamikaze defending, i hope not. Scouse Red

2:30pm Sat 18 Jan 14

itslove says...

The All Blacks do the Hacka , Swindon Yoddell .

Our Swiss based owner would be happy with that .
The All Blacks do the Hacka , Swindon Yoddell . Our Swiss based owner would be happy with that . itslove

2:36pm Sat 18 Jan 14

dazzastfc says...

STFConyourpitch wrote:
It's disappointing looking at the poll of the result today as none of the fans have self confidence and assume that it will be all doom and gloom today. Cheer up you miserable lot and have some confidence that the mighty town will win!!
With the AWAY form how can anyone be happy or confident...
I FEEL SORRY FOR THE LOYAL FANS THAT TRAVEL WEEK IN WEEK OUT
[quote][p][bold]STFConyourpitch[/bold] wrote: It's disappointing looking at the poll of the result today as none of the fans have self confidence and assume that it will be all doom and gloom today. Cheer up you miserable lot and have some confidence that the mighty town will win!![/p][/quote]With the AWAY form how can anyone be happy or confident... I FEEL SORRY FOR THE LOYAL FANS THAT TRAVEL WEEK IN WEEK OUT dazzastfc

2:39pm Sat 18 Jan 14

bradley red 1 says...

Chish and Fips wrote:
bradley red 1 wrote:
Since 1950 wrote:
itslove wrote:
A bad defeat is a understatement there . losing to the bottom side by 2 goals a side we always owe one for our fa cup defeat yrs back . Again a bad time for stfc . Rangert should be out , so should Cooper after that defeat . And we never wanted Power in charge did we . That was all underhanded . We will lose today go on a losing run and Cooper and Power will have to leave . Its the only way .
To be replaced by. .......?
Correct! i agree, keep those rose tinted glasses firmly in there case.
...perhaps also you can answer the polite question then instead BR ...
Hoddle but it will not happen! colin calderwood and david kerslake but will not happen while power is in charge.
[quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bradley red 1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]itslove[/bold] wrote: A bad defeat is a understatement there . losing to the bottom side by 2 goals a side we always owe one for our fa cup defeat yrs back . Again a bad time for stfc . Rangert should be out , so should Cooper after that defeat . And we never wanted Power in charge did we . That was all underhanded . We will lose today go on a losing run and Cooper and Power will have to leave . Its the only way .[/p][/quote]To be replaced by. .......?[/p][/quote]Correct! i agree, keep those rose tinted glasses firmly in there case.[/p][/quote]...perhaps also you can answer the polite question then instead BR ...[/p][/quote]Hoddle but it will not happen! colin calderwood and david kerslake but will not happen while power is in charge. bradley red 1

2:52pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Chish and Fips says...

bradley red 1 wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
bradley red 1 wrote:
Since 1950 wrote:
itslove wrote:
A bad defeat is a understatement there . losing to the bottom side by 2 goals a side we always owe one for our fa cup defeat yrs back . Again a bad time for stfc . Rangert should be out , so should Cooper after that defeat . And we never wanted Power in charge did we . That was all underhanded . We will lose today go on a losing run and Cooper and Power will have to leave . Its the only way .
To be replaced by. .......?
Correct! i agree, keep those rose tinted glasses firmly in there case.
...perhaps also you can answer the polite question then instead BR ...
Hoddle but it will not happen! colin calderwood and david kerslake but will not happen while power is in charge.
and the investors ? as Power is funding the club.
[quote][p][bold]bradley red 1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bradley red 1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]itslove[/bold] wrote: A bad defeat is a understatement there . losing to the bottom side by 2 goals a side we always owe one for our fa cup defeat yrs back . Again a bad time for stfc . Rangert should be out , so should Cooper after that defeat . And we never wanted Power in charge did we . That was all underhanded . We will lose today go on a losing run and Cooper and Power will have to leave . Its the only way .[/p][/quote]To be replaced by. .......?[/p][/quote]Correct! i agree, keep those rose tinted glasses firmly in there case.[/p][/quote]...perhaps also you can answer the polite question then instead BR ...[/p][/quote]Hoddle but it will not happen! colin calderwood and david kerslake but will not happen while power is in charge.[/p][/quote]and the investors ? as Power is funding the club. Chish and Fips

3:00pm Sat 18 Jan 14

harley red says...

Oh we'll here we go again another stuffing hall and ward to help the opposition by gifting them some goals
Oh we'll here we go again another stuffing hall and ward to help the opposition by gifting them some goals harley red

3:10pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Di kanny oh says...

I said the other day might be worth looking at putting Hall into midfield to break up play win the headers and get the ball to our other midfield players as Steve Chalkie White commented when at the Stevenage game. Does seem like we have set up with the big three at the back and Thommo and Jay pushing up wide. May be that Hall is contracted to play when fit and I get the feeling this was the case with Ngoo stipulated by Liverpool and possibly why Town have cooled on that one. Fair play to Cooper made a change to try and set up differently away and we just need to work as a unit and work hard. COYR's
I said the other day might be worth looking at putting Hall into midfield to break up play win the headers and get the ball to our other midfield players as Steve Chalkie White commented when at the Stevenage game. Does seem like we have set up with the big three at the back and Thommo and Jay pushing up wide. May be that Hall is contracted to play when fit and I get the feeling this was the case with Ngoo stipulated by Liverpool and possibly why Town have cooled on that one. Fair play to Cooper made a change to try and set up differently away and we just need to work as a unit and work hard. COYR's Di kanny oh

3:20pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Scouse Red says...

Christ we're worse than Liverpool at set pieces!
3 centre backs and still a free header in the box. 1-0 Gills
Christ we're worse than Liverpool at set pieces! 3 centre backs and still a free header in the box. 1-0 Gills Scouse Red

3:21pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Di kanny oh says...

Ahh well that's the clean sheet gone
Ahh well that's the clean sheet gone Di kanny oh

3:23pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Chish and Fips says...

Di kanny oh wrote:
Ahh well that's the clean sheet gone
Can't remember off hand, the last one of those we had ....
[quote][p][bold]Di kanny oh[/bold] wrote: Ahh well that's the clean sheet gone[/p][/quote]Can't remember off hand, the last one of those we had .... Chish and Fips

3:23pm Sat 18 Jan 14

M.way666@btinternet.com says...

Think it's Time for a new manager one nil down already
Think it's Time for a new manager one nil down already M.way666@btinternet.com

3:27pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Di kanny oh says...

Chish and Fips wrote:
Di kanny oh wrote:
Ahh well that's the clean sheet gone
Can't remember off hand, the last one of those we had ....
High Chish bad news again conceding early yet again and now have a mountain to climb. I feel we have to face reality that we have no steel in this side and lack leaders. More alarming was the free header when we have three central defenders.
[quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Di kanny oh[/bold] wrote: Ahh well that's the clean sheet gone[/p][/quote]Can't remember off hand, the last one of those we had ....[/p][/quote]High Chish bad news again conceding early yet again and now have a mountain to climb. I feel we have to face reality that we have no steel in this side and lack leaders. More alarming was the free header when we have three central defenders. Di kanny oh

3:28pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Chish and Fips says...

M.way666@btinternet.
com
wrote:
Think it's Time for a new manager one nil down already
jeez ...you got that in quick ..... lets see how the game goes anyway.
[quote][p][bold]M.way666@btinternet. com[/bold] wrote: Think it's Time for a new manager one nil down already[/p][/quote]jeez ...you got that in quick ..... lets see how the game goes anyway. Chish and Fips

3:30pm Sat 18 Jan 14

LeGod says...

Great had one shot and scored normal away form resumes
Great had one shot and scored normal away form resumes LeGod

3:32pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Scouse Red says...

Di kanny oh wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
Di kanny oh wrote:
Ahh well that's the clean sheet gone
Can't remember off hand, the last one of those we had ....
High Chish bad news again conceding early yet again and now have a mountain to climb. I feel we have to face reality that we have no steel in this side and lack leaders. More alarming was the free header when we have three central defenders.
agreed, plus Ranger in the mix and he's a big lad who has done well with defensive headers recently
[quote][p][bold]Di kanny oh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Di kanny oh[/bold] wrote: Ahh well that's the clean sheet gone[/p][/quote]Can't remember off hand, the last one of those we had ....[/p][/quote]High Chish bad news again conceding early yet again and now have a mountain to climb. I feel we have to face reality that we have no steel in this side and lack leaders. More alarming was the free header when we have three central defenders.[/p][/quote]agreed, plus Ranger in the mix and he's a big lad who has done well with defensive headers recently Scouse Red

3:32pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Chish and Fips says...

Di kanny oh wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
Di kanny oh wrote:
Ahh well that's the clean sheet gone
Can't remember off hand, the last one of those we had ....
High Chish bad news again conceding early yet again and now have a mountain to climb. I feel we have to face reality that we have no steel in this side and lack leaders. More alarming was the free header when we have three central defenders.
Yep ! appears that way DKO - G. Greer type springs to mind here with me.
[quote][p][bold]Di kanny oh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Di kanny oh[/bold] wrote: Ahh well that's the clean sheet gone[/p][/quote]Can't remember off hand, the last one of those we had ....[/p][/quote]High Chish bad news again conceding early yet again and now have a mountain to climb. I feel we have to face reality that we have no steel in this side and lack leaders. More alarming was the free header when we have three central defenders.[/p][/quote]Yep ! appears that way DKO - G. Greer type springs to mind here with me. Chish and Fips

3:33pm Sat 18 Jan 14

The Jockster says...

Since 1950 wrote:
If there is any hope of the play offs (there I said it!) 3 points a must today.

COYR!
Bob Hope & no hope!
[quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: If there is any hope of the play offs (there I said it!) 3 points a must today. COYR![/p][/quote]Bob Hope & no hope! The Jockster

3:42pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Di kanny oh says...

Got a crap record at the caravan park and don't see that changing today. Just need to be realistic and face facts that we are a beatable team away from home. A second goal and it will be game over and unless Power can find some players that will add steel to our limp team then nothing will change this season we will win games and we will certainly lose them. Quite obvious the pretty football away from home simply does not work.
Got a crap record at the caravan park and don't see that changing today. Just need to be realistic and face facts that we are a beatable team away from home. A second goal and it will be game over and unless Power can find some players that will add steel to our limp team then nothing will change this season we will win games and we will certainly lose them. Quite obvious the pretty football away from home simply does not work. Di kanny oh

3:44pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Di kanny oh says...

The Jockster wrote:
Since 1950 wrote:
If there is any hope of the play offs (there I said it!) 3 points a must today.

COYR!
Bob Hope & no hope!
Play offs is fantasy with this team, behave.
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: If there is any hope of the play offs (there I said it!) 3 points a must today. COYR![/p][/quote]Bob Hope & no hope![/p][/quote]Play offs is fantasy with this team, behave. Di kanny oh

3:48pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Cookie43 says...

bradley red 1 wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
bradley red 1 wrote:
Since 1950 wrote:
itslove wrote:
A bad defeat is a understatement there . losing to the bottom side by 2 goals a side we always owe one for our fa cup defeat yrs back . Again a bad time for stfc . Rangert should be out , so should Cooper after that defeat . And we never wanted Power in charge did we . That was all underhanded . We will lose today go on a losing run and Cooper and Power will have to leave . Its the only way .
To be replaced by. .......?
Correct! i agree, keep those rose tinted glasses firmly in there case.
...perhaps also you can answer the polite question then instead BR ...
Hoddle but it will not happen! colin calderwood and david kerslake but will not happen while power is in charge.
Are you actually here at the game with us Bradley Red?
Or are you sat in front of your computer again You Internet troll.
Shut your moaning mouth and try supporting your football club for a change!!
Quick to moan and complain and to launch vile attacks on the people at STFC.
If we turn this game around and win it will you come on here and dish out some praise or will you find some more crap to dish out.
I am gonna go back to supporting my club and leave you to your internet trolling!!!!
[quote][p][bold]bradley red 1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bradley red 1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]itslove[/bold] wrote: A bad defeat is a understatement there . losing to the bottom side by 2 goals a side we always owe one for our fa cup defeat yrs back . Again a bad time for stfc . Rangert should be out , so should Cooper after that defeat . And we never wanted Power in charge did we . That was all underhanded . We will lose today go on a losing run and Cooper and Power will have to leave . Its the only way .[/p][/quote]To be replaced by. .......?[/p][/quote]Correct! i agree, keep those rose tinted glasses firmly in there case.[/p][/quote]...perhaps also you can answer the polite question then instead BR ...[/p][/quote]Hoddle but it will not happen! colin calderwood and david kerslake but will not happen while power is in charge.[/p][/quote]Are you actually here at the game with us Bradley Red? Or are you sat in front of your computer again You Internet troll. Shut your moaning mouth and try supporting your football club for a change!! Quick to moan and complain and to launch vile attacks on the people at STFC. If we turn this game around and win it will you come on here and dish out some praise or will you find some more crap to dish out. I am gonna go back to supporting my club and leave you to your internet trolling!!!! Cookie43

3:58pm Sat 18 Jan 14

bradley red 1 says...

Cookie43 wrote:
bradley red 1 wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
bradley red 1 wrote:
Since 1950 wrote:
itslove wrote:
A bad defeat is a understatement there . losing to the bottom side by 2 goals a side we always owe one for our fa cup defeat yrs back . Again a bad time for stfc . Rangert should be out , so should Cooper after that defeat . And we never wanted Power in charge did we . That was all underhanded . We will lose today go on a losing run and Cooper and Power will have to leave . Its the only way .
To be replaced by. .......?
Correct! i agree, keep those rose tinted glasses firmly in there case.
...perhaps also you can answer the polite question then instead BR ...
Hoddle but it will not happen! colin calderwood and david kerslake but will not happen while power is in charge.
Are you actually here at the game with us Bradley Red?
Or are you sat in front of your computer again You Internet troll.
Shut your moaning mouth and try supporting your football club for a change!!
Quick to moan and complain and to launch vile attacks on the people at STFC.
If we turn this game around and win it will you come on here and dish out some praise or will you find some more crap to dish out.
I am gonna go back to supporting my club and leave you to your internet trolling!!!!
will not waste hard earned on a team/club going no where.
[quote][p][bold]Cookie43[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bradley red 1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bradley red 1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]itslove[/bold] wrote: A bad defeat is a understatement there . losing to the bottom side by 2 goals a side we always owe one for our fa cup defeat yrs back . Again a bad time for stfc . Rangert should be out , so should Cooper after that defeat . And we never wanted Power in charge did we . That was all underhanded . We will lose today go on a losing run and Cooper and Power will have to leave . Its the only way .[/p][/quote]To be replaced by. .......?[/p][/quote]Correct! i agree, keep those rose tinted glasses firmly in there case.[/p][/quote]...perhaps also you can answer the polite question then instead BR ...[/p][/quote]Hoddle but it will not happen! colin calderwood and david kerslake but will not happen while power is in charge.[/p][/quote]Are you actually here at the game with us Bradley Red? Or are you sat in front of your computer again You Internet troll. Shut your moaning mouth and try supporting your football club for a change!! Quick to moan and complain and to launch vile attacks on the people at STFC. If we turn this game around and win it will you come on here and dish out some praise or will you find some more crap to dish out. I am gonna go back to supporting my club and leave you to your internet trolling!!!![/p][/quote]will not waste hard earned on a team/club going no where. bradley red 1

3:59pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Scouse Red says...

Di kanny oh wrote:
Got a crap record at the caravan park and don't see that changing today. Just need to be realistic and face facts that we are a beatable team away from home. A second goal and it will be game over and unless Power can find some players that will add steel to our limp team then nothing will change this season we will win games and we will certainly lose them. Quite obvious the pretty football away from home simply does not work.
having only been to 2 away games this year i'd tend to agree, do we need a midfield 'leader' or a centre half who gets stuck into the opposition as well as our team to get them going?

Cooper has obviously tried numerous things with the current squad away from home in terms of formations and tactics, perhaps one or two additions would help if Power can bring them in.

We're a different team at home and at least our home form sees us with a chance of top 6, we still have most of them to play at home i think but got to start picking up some points away.

second half changes needed i think
[quote][p][bold]Di kanny oh[/bold] wrote: Got a crap record at the caravan park and don't see that changing today. Just need to be realistic and face facts that we are a beatable team away from home. A second goal and it will be game over and unless Power can find some players that will add steel to our limp team then nothing will change this season we will win games and we will certainly lose them. Quite obvious the pretty football away from home simply does not work.[/p][/quote]having only been to 2 away games this year i'd tend to agree, do we need a midfield 'leader' or a centre half who gets stuck into the opposition as well as our team to get them going? Cooper has obviously tried numerous things with the current squad away from home in terms of formations and tactics, perhaps one or two additions would help if Power can bring them in. We're a different team at home and at least our home form sees us with a chance of top 6, we still have most of them to play at home i think but got to start picking up some points away. second half changes needed i think Scouse Red

4:01pm Sat 18 Jan 14

grove red says...

New defence please.
New defence please. grove red

4:05pm Sat 18 Jan 14

dazzastfc says...

COME ON SWINDON PULL YA FINGERS OUT
COME ON SWINDON PULL YA FINGERS OUT dazzastfc

4:08pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Scouse Red says...

I's sure some people will be very pleased with Hall injured, not me, couple of errors but a good young centre half who i think we'll miss for a few weeks. Be interesting who comes on for him - I'd bring Barker on and shuffle the formation
I's sure some people will be very pleased with Hall injured, not me, couple of errors but a good young centre half who i think we'll miss for a few weeks. Be interesting who comes on for him - I'd bring Barker on and shuffle the formation Scouse Red

4:11pm Sat 18 Jan 14

old town robin says...

just taken a look at the away stats for our division, Fourth worse points accrued , worst is Notts C with 5, Sheff Utd with 6, Crewe with 8, Brizzie same as us with 9. Goals conceded is not that bad, there are 12 other teams let in more, but our goals scored is dire, 14 from 14 means we score 1 every 90 minutes (6 were scored in the two games we won), only 6 teams have scored less than us and they are all in trouble in the bottom half. Thank God until now we've managed to do the business at home

Says it all really. away traverlling fans deserve better.
just taken a look at the away stats for our division, Fourth worse points accrued , worst is Notts C with 5, Sheff Utd with 6, Crewe with 8, Brizzie same as us with 9. Goals conceded is not that bad, there are 12 other teams let in more, but our goals scored is dire, 14 from 14 means we score 1 every 90 minutes (6 were scored in the two games we won), only 6 teams have scored less than us and they are all in trouble in the bottom half. Thank God until now we've managed to do the business at home Says it all really. away traverlling fans deserve better. old town robin

4:11pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Cookie43 says...

bradley red 1 wrote:
Cookie43 wrote:
bradley red 1 wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
bradley red 1 wrote:
Since 1950 wrote:
itslove wrote:
A bad defeat is a understatement there . losing to the bottom side by 2 goals a side we always owe one for our fa cup defeat yrs back . Again a bad time for stfc . Rangert should be out , so should Cooper after that defeat . And we never wanted Power in charge did we . That was all underhanded . We will lose today go on a losing run and Cooper and Power will have to leave . Its the only way .
To be replaced by. .......?
Correct! i agree, keep those rose tinted glasses firmly in there case.
...perhaps also you can answer the polite question then instead BR ...
Hoddle but it will not happen! colin calderwood and david kerslake but will not happen while power is in charge.
Are you actually here at the game with us Bradley Red?
Or are you sat in front of your computer again You Internet troll.
Shut your moaning mouth and try supporting your football club for a change!!
Quick to moan and complain and to launch vile attacks on the people at STFC.
If we turn this game around and win it will you come on here and dish out some praise or will you find some more crap to dish out.
I am gonna go back to supporting my club and leave you to your internet trolling!!!!
will not waste hard earned on a team/club going no where.
That just about sums you up them
A Glory Supporter!!
I bet you will go to wembley if we get
Pathetic if you can be bothered to go and watch them what gives you the right to complain and moan
[quote][p][bold]bradley red 1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cookie43[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bradley red 1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bradley red 1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]itslove[/bold] wrote: A bad defeat is a understatement there . losing to the bottom side by 2 goals a side we always owe one for our fa cup defeat yrs back . Again a bad time for stfc . Rangert should be out , so should Cooper after that defeat . And we never wanted Power in charge did we . That was all underhanded . We will lose today go on a losing run and Cooper and Power will have to leave . Its the only way .[/p][/quote]To be replaced by. .......?[/p][/quote]Correct! i agree, keep those rose tinted glasses firmly in there case.[/p][/quote]...perhaps also you can answer the polite question then instead BR ...[/p][/quote]Hoddle but it will not happen! colin calderwood and david kerslake but will not happen while power is in charge.[/p][/quote]Are you actually here at the game with us Bradley Red? Or are you sat in front of your computer again You Internet troll. Shut your moaning mouth and try supporting your football club for a change!! Quick to moan and complain and to launch vile attacks on the people at STFC. If we turn this game around and win it will you come on here and dish out some praise or will you find some more crap to dish out. I am gonna go back to supporting my club and leave you to your internet trolling!!!![/p][/quote]will not waste hard earned on a team/club going no where.[/p][/quote]That just about sums you up them A Glory Supporter!! I bet you will go to wembley if we get Pathetic if you can be bothered to go and watch them what gives you the right to complain and moan Cookie43

4:13pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Di kanny oh says...

Scouse Red wrote:
I's sure some people will be very pleased with Hall injured, not me, couple of errors but a good young centre half who i think we'll miss for a few weeks. Be interesting who comes on for him - I'd bring Barker on and shuffle the formation
Blimey you should be manager that's exactly what they have done. Don't like seeing players get injured but may be the question marks over Hall will be answered over the next few weeks as it seems like a hamstring injury according to BBC Wilts. Flat back four I would guess now and come on Town lets go for it and get a Barker hat trick. Troy A should be back in the squad next week.
[quote][p][bold]Scouse Red[/bold] wrote: I's sure some people will be very pleased with Hall injured, not me, couple of errors but a good young centre half who i think we'll miss for a few weeks. Be interesting who comes on for him - I'd bring Barker on and shuffle the formation[/p][/quote]Blimey you should be manager that's exactly what they have done. Don't like seeing players get injured but may be the question marks over Hall will be answered over the next few weeks as it seems like a hamstring injury according to BBC Wilts. Flat back four I would guess now and come on Town lets go for it and get a Barker hat trick. Troy A should be back in the squad next week. Di kanny oh

4:13pm Sat 18 Jan 14

harley red says...

COOPER OUT we have not got a clue , Hall out so it could help our cause send him back to spurs ( I hope the kid is ok as injury is never good but it will force cooper to rethink but I don't think he has the ability to change)
COOPER OUT we have not got a clue , Hall out so it could help our cause send him back to spurs ( I hope the kid is ok as injury is never good but it will force cooper to rethink but I don't think he has the ability to change) harley red

4:18pm Sat 18 Jan 14

stranglers says...

itslove wrote:
A bad defeat is a understatement there . losing to the bottom side by 2 goals a side we always owe one for our fa cup defeat yrs back . Again a bad time for stfc . Rangert should be out , so should Cooper after that defeat . And we never wanted Power in charge did we . That was all underhanded . We will lose today go on a losing run and Cooper and Power will have to leave . Its the only way .
Well said itslove, I thought I was on my own.
[quote][p][bold]itslove[/bold] wrote: A bad defeat is a understatement there . losing to the bottom side by 2 goals a side we always owe one for our fa cup defeat yrs back . Again a bad time for stfc . Rangert should be out , so should Cooper after that defeat . And we never wanted Power in charge did we . That was all underhanded . We will lose today go on a losing run and Cooper and Power will have to leave . Its the only way .[/p][/quote]Well said itslove, I thought I was on my own. stranglers

4:21pm Sat 18 Jan 14

old town robin says...

Don't like to hear of any player sustaining an injury, hope it's not too serious for Grant, hope it's not too serious..

Still Cooper has brought on Barker, could be he's woken up to the fact to win a game we need to score 2 goals, if results remain the same we will slip to 10th with Port Vale and MK Dons moving ahead of us.

Come on Town go for it and give us something to feel good about.
Don't like to hear of any player sustaining an injury, hope it's not too serious for Grant, hope it's not too serious.. Still Cooper has brought on Barker, could be he's woken up to the fact to win a game we need to score 2 goals, if results remain the same we will slip to 10th with Port Vale and MK Dons moving ahead of us. Come on Town go for it and give us something to feel good about. old town robin

4:21pm Sat 18 Jan 14

dazzastfc says...

Cookie43 wrote:
bradley red 1 wrote:
Cookie43 wrote:
bradley red 1 wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
bradley red 1 wrote:
Since 1950 wrote:
itslove wrote:
A bad defeat is a understatement there . losing to the bottom side by 2 goals a side we always owe one for our fa cup defeat yrs back . Again a bad time for stfc . Rangert should be out , so should Cooper after that defeat . And we never wanted Power in charge did we . That was all underhanded . We will lose today go on a losing run and Cooper and Power will have to leave . Its the only way .
To be replaced by. .......?
Correct! i agree, keep those rose tinted glasses firmly in there case.
...perhaps also you can answer the polite question then instead BR ...
Hoddle but it will not happen! colin calderwood and david kerslake but will not happen while power is in charge.
Are you actually here at the game with us Bradley Red?
Or are you sat in front of your computer again You Internet troll.
Shut your moaning mouth and try supporting your football club for a change!!
Quick to moan and complain and to launch vile attacks on the people at STFC.
If we turn this game around and win it will you come on here and dish out some praise or will you find some more crap to dish out.
I am gonna go back to supporting my club and leave you to your internet trolling!!!!
will not waste hard earned on a team/club going no where.
That just about sums you up them
A Glory Supporter!!
I bet you will go to wembley if we get
Pathetic if you can be bothered to go and watch them what gives you the right to complain and moan
he has every right to moan and say what he wonts just the same as you do..
[quote][p][bold]Cookie43[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bradley red 1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cookie43[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bradley red 1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bradley red 1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]itslove[/bold] wrote: A bad defeat is a understatement there . losing to the bottom side by 2 goals a side we always owe one for our fa cup defeat yrs back . Again a bad time for stfc . Rangert should be out , so should Cooper after that defeat . And we never wanted Power in charge did we . That was all underhanded . We will lose today go on a losing run and Cooper and Power will have to leave . Its the only way .[/p][/quote]To be replaced by. .......?[/p][/quote]Correct! i agree, keep those rose tinted glasses firmly in there case.[/p][/quote]...perhaps also you can answer the polite question then instead BR ...[/p][/quote]Hoddle but it will not happen! colin calderwood and david kerslake but will not happen while power is in charge.[/p][/quote]Are you actually here at the game with us Bradley Red? Or are you sat in front of your computer again You Internet troll. Shut your moaning mouth and try supporting your football club for a change!! Quick to moan and complain and to launch vile attacks on the people at STFC. If we turn this game around and win it will you come on here and dish out some praise or will you find some more crap to dish out. I am gonna go back to supporting my club and leave you to your internet trolling!!!![/p][/quote]will not waste hard earned on a team/club going no where.[/p][/quote]That just about sums you up them A Glory Supporter!! I bet you will go to wembley if we get Pathetic if you can be bothered to go and watch them what gives you the right to complain and moan[/p][/quote]he has every right to moan and say what he wonts just the same as you do.. dazzastfc

4:21pm Sat 18 Jan 14

stranglers says...

M.way666@btinternet.
com
wrote:
Think it's Time for a new manager one nil down already
Yep.
[quote][p][bold]M.way666@btinternet. com[/bold] wrote: Think it's Time for a new manager one nil down already[/p][/quote]Yep. stranglers

4:24pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Di kanny oh says...

stranglers wrote:
M.way666@btinternet.

com
wrote:
Think it's Time for a new manager one nil down already
Yep.
Nope! no money
[quote][p][bold]stranglers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]M.way666@btinternet. com[/bold] wrote: Think it's Time for a new manager one nil down already[/p][/quote]Yep.[/p][/quote]Nope! no money Di kanny oh

4:26pm Sat 18 Jan 14

jason900 says...

Now however i think its time to understand our ambitions. If Lee really wants play offs then MC has to go, if he is happy on survival on home form alone then he will stay, simple really....
Now however i think its time to understand our ambitions. If Lee really wants play offs then MC has to go, if he is happy on survival on home form alone then he will stay, simple really.... jason900

4:29pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Graham8181 says...

Why the hell is hall playing? It's time for cooper to go this management is clueless. Fed up with this now. No ambition whatsoever
Why the hell is hall playing? It's time for cooper to go this management is clueless. Fed up with this now. No ambition whatsoever Graham8181

4:34pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Di kanny oh says...

Graham8181 wrote:
Why the hell is hall playing? It's time for cooper to go this management is clueless. Fed up with this now. No ambition whatsoever
Hall went off injured a while back
[quote][p][bold]Graham8181[/bold] wrote: Why the hell is hall playing? It's time for cooper to go this management is clueless. Fed up with this now. No ambition whatsoever[/p][/quote]Hall went off injured a while back Di kanny oh

4:42pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Di kanny oh says...

jason900 wrote:
Now however i think its time to understand our ambitions. If Lee really wants play offs then MC has to go, if he is happy on survival on home form alone then he will stay, simple really....
This team are never play off material so I would make your own mind up and be realistic. Mid table at best and Power can think what he likes but this side are pants away and lacking in leaders and steel. 2-0 and game over.
[quote][p][bold]jason900[/bold] wrote: Now however i think its time to understand our ambitions. If Lee really wants play offs then MC has to go, if he is happy on survival on home form alone then he will stay, simple really....[/p][/quote]This team are never play off material so I would make your own mind up and be realistic. Mid table at best and Power can think what he likes but this side are pants away and lacking in leaders and steel. 2-0 and game over. Di kanny oh

4:44pm Sat 18 Jan 14

old town robin says...

All over 0-2 another useless performance on the road
All over 0-2 another useless performance on the road old town robin

4:44pm Sat 18 Jan 14

dazzastfc says...

2.0 TO A CRAP TEAM AGAIN.....
WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON...
HAS ARE MANAGER GOT ANY AWAY TACTICS......RUBBISH
2.0 TO A CRAP TEAM AGAIN..... WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON... HAS ARE MANAGER GOT ANY AWAY TACTICS......RUBBISH dazzastfc

4:46pm Sat 18 Jan 14

gibbo1012 says...

Another great result !

Tactically inept and at least hall got injured he's a liability
Another great result ! Tactically inept and at least hall got injured he's a liability gibbo1012

4:50pm Sat 18 Jan 14

louiscassius says...

Hahahaha....

Quick, all Town Fans....

Killed yourselves before the final whistle......

Don't be so silly, young side, young manager, young Club........

You wait till next season ....... BOOOMMM!!

COYR'sssss
Hahahaha.... Quick, all Town Fans.... Killed yourselves before the final whistle...... Don't be so silly, young side, young manager, young Club........ You wait till next season ....... BOOOMMM!! COYR'sssss louiscassius

4:50pm Sat 18 Jan 14

grove red says...

dazzastfc wrote:
2.0 TO A CRAP TEAM AGAIN.....
WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON...
HAS ARE MANAGER GOT ANY AWAY TACTICS......RUBBISH
Got to agree cooper away from home hasn't got a clue. Need to drop hall he and ward have been very poor this season.
[quote][p][bold]dazzastfc[/bold] wrote: 2.0 TO A CRAP TEAM AGAIN..... WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON... HAS ARE MANAGER GOT ANY AWAY TACTICS......RUBBISH[/p][/quote]Got to agree cooper away from home hasn't got a clue. Need to drop hall he and ward have been very poor this season. grove red

4:51pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Blazing Riff says...

dazzastfc wrote:
2.0 TO A CRAP TEAM AGAIN.....
WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON...
HAS ARE MANAGER GOT ANY AWAY TACTICS......RUBBISH
We're a crap team too...at least away from home!
[quote][p][bold]dazzastfc[/bold] wrote: 2.0 TO A CRAP TEAM AGAIN..... WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON... HAS ARE MANAGER GOT ANY AWAY TACTICS......RUBBISH[/p][/quote]We're a crap team too...at least away from home! Blazing Riff

4:53pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Scouse Red says...

Di kanny oh wrote:
Scouse Red wrote:
I's sure some people will be very pleased with Hall injured, not me, couple of errors but a good young centre half who i think we'll miss for a few weeks. Be interesting who comes on for him - I'd bring Barker on and shuffle the formation
Blimey you should be manager that's exactly what they have done. Don't like seeing players get injured but may be the question marks over Hall will be answered over the next few weeks as it seems like a hamstring injury according to BBC Wilts. Flat back four I would guess now and come on Town lets go for it and get a Barker hat trick. Troy A should be back in the squad next week.
certainly be interesting what Power does on the back of this game. Another away defeat i think sees us drop down to 10th but only 5 points off the play offs. Home form remains good so no reason to panic, but, and its a big but, our away form is terrible. i think top 4 are beyond the horizon as 13 points ahead but we CAN still squeeze into the top 6 with a push.

Troy will add some strength, i see him and Reis at least once a week as my lad plays tennis where they use the gym, nice enough fella and always says hello and he told us he was playing well and enjoying his time on loan till his knee jarred on the turn and he hasn't played since. Fingers crossed he comes back but i still think we are crying out for leadership on the pitch and not sure he's the answer!

Flat. Poor. decent second half but still zero points on the day
[quote][p][bold]Di kanny oh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Scouse Red[/bold] wrote: I's sure some people will be very pleased with Hall injured, not me, couple of errors but a good young centre half who i think we'll miss for a few weeks. Be interesting who comes on for him - I'd bring Barker on and shuffle the formation[/p][/quote]Blimey you should be manager that's exactly what they have done. Don't like seeing players get injured but may be the question marks over Hall will be answered over the next few weeks as it seems like a hamstring injury according to BBC Wilts. Flat back four I would guess now and come on Town lets go for it and get a Barker hat trick. Troy A should be back in the squad next week.[/p][/quote]certainly be interesting what Power does on the back of this game. Another away defeat i think sees us drop down to 10th but only 5 points off the play offs. Home form remains good so no reason to panic, but, and its a big but, our away form is terrible. i think top 4 are beyond the horizon as 13 points ahead but we CAN still squeeze into the top 6 with a push. Troy will add some strength, i see him and Reis at least once a week as my lad plays tennis where they use the gym, nice enough fella and always says hello and he told us he was playing well and enjoying his time on loan till his knee jarred on the turn and he hasn't played since. Fingers crossed he comes back but i still think we are crying out for leadership on the pitch and not sure he's the answer! Flat. Poor. decent second half but still zero points on the day Scouse Red

4:54pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Scouse Red says...

4 points on our travels against the teams in the bottom half of the league.
That is pathetic and needs addressing, sharpish if we harbour any play off ambitions.
4 points on our travels against the teams in the bottom half of the league. That is pathetic and needs addressing, sharpish if we harbour any play off ambitions. Scouse Red

4:55pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Scouse Red says...

old town robin wrote:
just taken a look at the away stats for our division, Fourth worse points accrued , worst is Notts C with 5, Sheff Utd with 6, Crewe with 8, Brizzie same as us with 9. Goals conceded is not that bad, there are 12 other teams let in more, but our goals scored is dire, 14 from 14 means we score 1 every 90 minutes (6 were scored in the two games we won), only 6 teams have scored less than us and they are all in trouble in the bottom half. Thank God until now we've managed to do the business at home

Says it all really. away traverlling fans deserve better.
4 points on our travels against bottom half, pretty poor
[quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: just taken a look at the away stats for our division, Fourth worse points accrued , worst is Notts C with 5, Sheff Utd with 6, Crewe with 8, Brizzie same as us with 9. Goals conceded is not that bad, there are 12 other teams let in more, but our goals scored is dire, 14 from 14 means we score 1 every 90 minutes (6 were scored in the two games we won), only 6 teams have scored less than us and they are all in trouble in the bottom half. Thank God until now we've managed to do the business at home Says it all really. away traverlling fans deserve better.[/p][/quote]4 points on our travels against bottom half, pretty poor Scouse Red

4:56pm Sat 18 Jan 14

reading_red says...

We have not had a result since the Thompson's last started together that's not a coincidence. Spurs boys always start if fit and thats achieving naff all. Its about time Cooper grew some and started picking his own team!!!
We have not had a result since the Thompson's last started together that's not a coincidence. Spurs boys always start if fit and thats achieving naff all. Its about time Cooper grew some and started picking his own team!!! reading_red

4:58pm Sat 18 Jan 14

dazzastfc says...

Scouse Red wrote:
4 points on our travels against the teams in the bottom half of the league.
That is pathetic and needs addressing, sharpish if we harbour any play off ambitions.
We have 1 hope of the play-offs and that's no f...ing hope....

THIS PROVES AGAIN THAT ARE MANAGEMENT TEAM HAVE NO IDEA ON THE ROAD and this also proves we have a poor team...
[quote][p][bold]Scouse Red[/bold] wrote: 4 points on our travels against the teams in the bottom half of the league. That is pathetic and needs addressing, sharpish if we harbour any play off ambitions.[/p][/quote]We have 1 hope of the play-offs and that's no f...ing hope.... THIS PROVES AGAIN THAT ARE MANAGEMENT TEAM HAVE NO IDEA ON THE ROAD and this also proves we have a poor team... dazzastfc

4:59pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Oi Den! says...

louiscassius wrote:
Hahahaha....

Quick, all Town Fans....

Killed yourselves before the final whistle......

Don't be so silly, young side, young manager, young Club........

You wait till next season ....... BOOOMMM!!

COYR'sssss
louis, how and why will it all change next season?
[quote][p][bold]louiscassius[/bold] wrote: Hahahaha.... Quick, all Town Fans.... Killed yourselves before the final whistle...... Don't be so silly, young side, young manager, young Club........ You wait till next season ....... BOOOMMM!! COYR'sssss[/p][/quote]louis, how and why will it all change next season? Oi Den!

5:02pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Cookie43 says...

If you lot of moaners put all the energy you use moaning and groaning into supporting the team then maybe our gates will go up and we can afford new players etc. Yes its hard going at the moment and its not nice here at gillingham. But we have NO MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!
So all you lot who think we can afford hoddle total dreamers !!!!
Who are we going to get in manager and player wise of any real quality at the moment yes we need defenders but all we can is loan as WE HAVE NO MONEY!!!!!!
mid table security will be fantastic this season under all the restraints we have had to deal with.
Changing the manager will not help the situation. Cooper is stuck with these players and our defence is non existent i agree its bloody awful but i support my team my club and who ever is in charge because i am a fan i do not spent my whole time moaning and groaning and launching vile attacks on a manager working with what he has under awful conditions, some fans need to get a check on reality WE HAVE NO MONEY!!!!! we are a club on the edge of financial problems scraping by on gates of 7000 ish so all you stay away fans are only hurting the club more and then you moan and groan maybe with higher gates we can afford more players and more managers to hurl abuse at
If you lot of moaners put all the energy you use moaning and groaning into supporting the team then maybe our gates will go up and we can afford new players etc. Yes its hard going at the moment and its not nice here at gillingham. But we have NO MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!! So all you lot who think we can afford hoddle total dreamers !!!! Who are we going to get in manager and player wise of any real quality at the moment yes we need defenders but all we can is loan as WE HAVE NO MONEY!!!!!! mid table security will be fantastic this season under all the restraints we have had to deal with. Changing the manager will not help the situation. Cooper is stuck with these players and our defence is non existent i agree its bloody awful but i support my team my club and who ever is in charge because i am a fan i do not spent my whole time moaning and groaning and launching vile attacks on a manager working with what he has under awful conditions, some fans need to get a check on reality WE HAVE NO MONEY!!!!! we are a club on the edge of financial problems scraping by on gates of 7000 ish so all you stay away fans are only hurting the club more and then you moan and groan maybe with higher gates we can afford more players and more managers to hurl abuse at Cookie43

5:02pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Blazing Riff says...

Urgently required. Defence coach. Attacking/shooting coach. Goalkeeping coach. Sports psychologist. Rich sponsor. Better players. Experienced manager. Experienced Chairperson. Loadsaluck etc. etc. etc.!
Urgently required. Defence coach. Attacking/shooting coach. Goalkeeping coach. Sports psychologist. Rich sponsor. Better players. Experienced manager. Experienced Chairperson. Loadsaluck etc. etc. etc.! Blazing Riff

5:03pm Sat 18 Jan 14

cueball says...

After the last two performances away from home Power should put his hand in his pocket and reimburse those fans performances are not good enough. Town are never playoff material and will be lucky to stay in the top ten!
After the last two performances away from home Power should put his hand in his pocket and reimburse those fans performances are not good enough. Town are never playoff material and will be lucky to stay in the top ten! cueball

5:08pm Sat 18 Jan 14

STFConyourpitch says...

a lot of the people on here dislike every negative when sometimes these negatives are good points. Already this post has got -3 but I don't think Cooper is right. Glenn Hoddle ftw
a lot of the people on here dislike every negative when sometimes these negatives are good points. Already this post has got -3 but I don't think Cooper is right. Glenn Hoddle ftw STFConyourpitch

5:11pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Oi Den! says...

Blazing Riff wrote:
Urgently required. Defence coach. Attacking/shooting coach. Goalkeeping coach. Sports psychologist. Rich sponsor. Better players. Experienced manager. Experienced Chairperson. Loadsaluck etc. etc. etc.!
BR, I think you're over-complicating it. The urgent requirement is players - and not many of them. A good solid lower division centre half and a grafting midfielder needn't cost the earth.

Just heard Cooper saying that the big requirement is a number 9. He's clearly not happy with Ranger's effort. That's fair enough but if he really thinks that's our biggest weakness, he's living in cloud cuckoo land.
[quote][p][bold]Blazing Riff[/bold] wrote: Urgently required. Defence coach. Attacking/shooting coach. Goalkeeping coach. Sports psychologist. Rich sponsor. Better players. Experienced manager. Experienced Chairperson. Loadsaluck etc. etc. etc.![/p][/quote]BR, I think you're over-complicating it. The urgent requirement is players - and not many of them. A good solid lower division centre half and a grafting midfielder needn't cost the earth. Just heard Cooper saying that the big requirement is a number 9. He's clearly not happy with Ranger's effort. That's fair enough but if he really thinks that's our biggest weakness, he's living in cloud cuckoo land. Oi Den!

5:11pm Sat 18 Jan 14

the don69 says...

Away form going from bad to worse to woeful,no desire or bottle away! they just haven't got a clue what to do away! if the home form dips then we are in the shat cause this side would be in big trouble in a relegation battle! big,big pressure is now on our home form,cause we're a soft touch away and ain't gonna get many points on our travels! time for some loans Power to freshen our side up ASAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!
Away form going from bad to worse to woeful,no desire or bottle away! they just haven't got a clue what to do away! if the home form dips then we are in the shat cause this side would be in big trouble in a relegation battle! big,big pressure is now on our home form,cause we're a soft touch away and ain't gonna get many points on our travels! time for some loans Power to freshen our side up ASAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! the don69

5:14pm Sat 18 Jan 14

oo-r-ya? says...

Cookie43 wrote:
If you lot of moaners put all the energy you use moaning and groaning into supporting the team then maybe our gates will go up and we can afford new players etc. Yes its hard going at the moment and its not nice here at gillingham. But we have NO MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!
So all you lot who think we can afford hoddle total dreamers !!!!
Who are we going to get in manager and player wise of any real quality at the moment yes we need defenders but all we can is loan as WE HAVE NO MONEY!!!!!!
mid table security will be fantastic this season under all the restraints we have had to deal with.
Changing the manager will not help the situation. Cooper is stuck with these players and our defence is non existent i agree its bloody awful but i support my team my club and who ever is in charge because i am a fan i do not spent my whole time moaning and groaning and launching vile attacks on a manager working with what he has under awful conditions, some fans need to get a check on reality WE HAVE NO MONEY!!!!! we are a club on the edge of financial problems scraping by on gates of 7000 ish so all you stay away fans are only hurting the club more and then you moan and groan maybe with higher gates we can afford more players and more managers to hurl abuse at
Bl*%&y well said. I agree completely. I will support MY team through thick and thin. Yes, we all have opinions and are entitled to them but slagging us off can only ever be counter-productive. Where is the constructive criticism? No wonder so many don't even bother to read this site.
[quote][p][bold]Cookie43[/bold] wrote: If you lot of moaners put all the energy you use moaning and groaning into supporting the team then maybe our gates will go up and we can afford new players etc. Yes its hard going at the moment and its not nice here at gillingham. But we have NO MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!! So all you lot who think we can afford hoddle total dreamers !!!! Who are we going to get in manager and player wise of any real quality at the moment yes we need defenders but all we can is loan as WE HAVE NO MONEY!!!!!! mid table security will be fantastic this season under all the restraints we have had to deal with. Changing the manager will not help the situation. Cooper is stuck with these players and our defence is non existent i agree its bloody awful but i support my team my club and who ever is in charge because i am a fan i do not spent my whole time moaning and groaning and launching vile attacks on a manager working with what he has under awful conditions, some fans need to get a check on reality WE HAVE NO MONEY!!!!! we are a club on the edge of financial problems scraping by on gates of 7000 ish so all you stay away fans are only hurting the club more and then you moan and groan maybe with higher gates we can afford more players and more managers to hurl abuse at[/p][/quote]Bl*%&y well said. I agree completely. I will support MY team through thick and thin. Yes, we all have opinions and are entitled to them but slagging us off can only ever be counter-productive. Where is the constructive criticism? No wonder so many don't even bother to read this site. oo-r-ya?

5:19pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Red & White Dragon says...

Cookie43 wrote:
If you lot of moaners put all the energy you use moaning and groaning into supporting the team then maybe our gates will go up and we can afford new players etc. Yes its hard going at the moment and its not nice here at gillingham. But we have NO MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!
So all you lot who think we can afford hoddle total dreamers !!!!
Who are we going to get in manager and player wise of any real quality at the moment yes we need defenders but all we can is loan as WE HAVE NO MONEY!!!!!!
mid table security will be fantastic this season under all the restraints we have had to deal with.
Changing the manager will not help the situation. Cooper is stuck with these players and our defence is non existent i agree its bloody awful but i support my team my club and who ever is in charge because i am a fan i do not spent my whole time moaning and groaning and launching vile attacks on a manager working with what he has under awful conditions, some fans need to get a check on reality WE HAVE NO MONEY!!!!! we are a club on the edge of financial problems scraping by on gates of 7000 ish so all you stay away fans are only hurting the club more and then you moan and groan maybe with higher gates we can afford more players and more managers to hurl abuse at
Great post. Cant agree more. What were some fan expecting this season. Not being in a relegation battle for one is positive, I'm sorry to say I was expecting that!. Ending in mid table was going to be a good season. Finishing in the top 10 would be a very good season. Challenging for a play off place is, under the conditions this season, an excellent season. And possible cup final as well. Really what are some fans going to be happy with. There was a part of last season that I thought we wouldn't have a club any more.
[quote][p][bold]Cookie43[/bold] wrote: If you lot of moaners put all the energy you use moaning and groaning into supporting the team then maybe our gates will go up and we can afford new players etc. Yes its hard going at the moment and its not nice here at gillingham. But we have NO MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!! So all you lot who think we can afford hoddle total dreamers !!!! Who are we going to get in manager and player wise of any real quality at the moment yes we need defenders but all we can is loan as WE HAVE NO MONEY!!!!!! mid table security will be fantastic this season under all the restraints we have had to deal with. Changing the manager will not help the situation. Cooper is stuck with these players and our defence is non existent i agree its bloody awful but i support my team my club and who ever is in charge because i am a fan i do not spent my whole time moaning and groaning and launching vile attacks on a manager working with what he has under awful conditions, some fans need to get a check on reality WE HAVE NO MONEY!!!!! we are a club on the edge of financial problems scraping by on gates of 7000 ish so all you stay away fans are only hurting the club more and then you moan and groan maybe with higher gates we can afford more players and more managers to hurl abuse at[/p][/quote]Great post. Cant agree more. What were some fan expecting this season. Not being in a relegation battle for one is positive, I'm sorry to say I was expecting that!. Ending in mid table was going to be a good season. Finishing in the top 10 would be a very good season. Challenging for a play off place is, under the conditions this season, an excellent season. And possible cup final as well. Really what are some fans going to be happy with. There was a part of last season that I thought we wouldn't have a club any more. Red & White Dragon

5:21pm Sat 18 Jan 14

sadgit says...

It makes you wonder what Powers true intentions are.
It worried me when he said in his statement he was not looking for any investment.
Surely every club needs more investment.
It makes you wonder what Powers true intentions are. It worried me when he said in his statement he was not looking for any investment. Surely every club needs more investment. sadgit

5:24pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Steve. Brentford says...

Cookie what phone are you using only i didnt know you could use the quote button on mobiles? not suggesting you are not at Gillingham just interested in what phone you are using to post whilst still being able to quote others.

Poor result but why everyone is moaning is a little strange to me todays game was a home win all day long, even before kick off. Fair play play to our fans that made the trip.
Cookie what phone are you using only i didnt know you could use the quote button on mobiles? not suggesting you are not at Gillingham just interested in what phone you are using to post whilst still being able to quote others. Poor result but why everyone is moaning is a little strange to me todays game was a home win all day long, even before kick off. Fair play play to our fans that made the trip. Steve. Brentford

5:24pm Sat 18 Jan 14

stranglers says...

Just read Cooper's comments, what a joke, sounds like he read them from a script written for him.
Just read Cooper's comments, what a joke, sounds like he read them from a script written for him. stranglers

5:24pm Sat 18 Jan 14

stokes_stfc says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Blazing Riff wrote:
Urgently required. Defence coach. Attacking/shooting coach. Goalkeeping coach. Sports psychologist. Rich sponsor. Better players. Experienced manager. Experienced Chairperson. Loadsaluck etc. etc. etc.!
BR, I think you're over-complicating it. The urgent requirement is players - and not many of them. A good solid lower division centre half and a grafting midfielder needn't cost the earth.

Just heard Cooper saying that the big requirement is a number 9. He's clearly not happy with Ranger's effort. That's fair enough but if he really thinks that's our biggest weakness, he's living in cloud cuckoo land.
Den, that is exactly what we need - a hard working, hard tackling midfielder and a solid centre half... Many of us said from the start of the season that this squad would not cope away from home -- we just don't have the ability to battle and dig deep when we can't play our football. Will we go for the type of player we need to turn this away form round? Not a chance - the style of football is too important to sacrifice for power. It's a matter of opinion, but I would much rather see us pick up scrappy 1-0 wins than play nice football and come away with nothing.

I don't agree with some of the above posters having a go at coops lack of away tactics - he simply does not have the players to be able to change the system to turn things round away from home
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blazing Riff[/bold] wrote: Urgently required. Defence coach. Attacking/shooting coach. Goalkeeping coach. Sports psychologist. Rich sponsor. Better players. Experienced manager. Experienced Chairperson. Loadsaluck etc. etc. etc.![/p][/quote]BR, I think you're over-complicating it. The urgent requirement is players - and not many of them. A good solid lower division centre half and a grafting midfielder needn't cost the earth. Just heard Cooper saying that the big requirement is a number 9. He's clearly not happy with Ranger's effort. That's fair enough but if he really thinks that's our biggest weakness, he's living in cloud cuckoo land.[/p][/quote]Den, that is exactly what we need - a hard working, hard tackling midfielder and a solid centre half... Many of us said from the start of the season that this squad would not cope away from home -- we just don't have the ability to battle and dig deep when we can't play our football. Will we go for the type of player we need to turn this away form round? Not a chance - the style of football is too important to sacrifice for power. It's a matter of opinion, but I would much rather see us pick up scrappy 1-0 wins than play nice football and come away with nothing. I don't agree with some of the above posters having a go at coops lack of away tactics - he simply does not have the players to be able to change the system to turn things round away from home stokes_stfc

5:25pm Sat 18 Jan 14

stranglers says...

Red & White Dragon wrote:
Cookie43 wrote:
If you lot of moaners put all the energy you use moaning and groaning into supporting the team then maybe our gates will go up and we can afford new players etc. Yes its hard going at the moment and its not nice here at gillingham. But we have NO MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!
So all you lot who think we can afford hoddle total dreamers !!!!
Who are we going to get in manager and player wise of any real quality at the moment yes we need defenders but all we can is loan as WE HAVE NO MONEY!!!!!!
mid table security will be fantastic this season under all the restraints we have had to deal with.
Changing the manager will not help the situation. Cooper is stuck with these players and our defence is non existent i agree its bloody awful but i support my team my club and who ever is in charge because i am a fan i do not spent my whole time moaning and groaning and launching vile attacks on a manager working with what he has under awful conditions, some fans need to get a check on reality WE HAVE NO MONEY!!!!! we are a club on the edge of financial problems scraping by on gates of 7000 ish so all you stay away fans are only hurting the club more and then you moan and groan maybe with higher gates we can afford more players and more managers to hurl abuse at
Great post. Cant agree more. What were some fan expecting this season. Not being in a relegation battle for one is positive, I'm sorry to say I was expecting that!. Ending in mid table was going to be a good season. Finishing in the top 10 would be a very good season. Challenging for a play off place is, under the conditions this season, an excellent season. And possible cup final as well. Really what are some fans going to be happy with. There was a part of last season that I thought we wouldn't have a club any more.
Rose tinted glasses again.
[quote][p][bold]Red & White Dragon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cookie43[/bold] wrote: If you lot of moaners put all the energy you use moaning and groaning into supporting the team then maybe our gates will go up and we can afford new players etc. Yes its hard going at the moment and its not nice here at gillingham. But we have NO MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!! So all you lot who think we can afford hoddle total dreamers !!!! Who are we going to get in manager and player wise of any real quality at the moment yes we need defenders but all we can is loan as WE HAVE NO MONEY!!!!!! mid table security will be fantastic this season under all the restraints we have had to deal with. Changing the manager will not help the situation. Cooper is stuck with these players and our defence is non existent i agree its bloody awful but i support my team my club and who ever is in charge because i am a fan i do not spent my whole time moaning and groaning and launching vile attacks on a manager working with what he has under awful conditions, some fans need to get a check on reality WE HAVE NO MONEY!!!!! we are a club on the edge of financial problems scraping by on gates of 7000 ish so all you stay away fans are only hurting the club more and then you moan and groan maybe with higher gates we can afford more players and more managers to hurl abuse at[/p][/quote]Great post. Cant agree more. What were some fan expecting this season. Not being in a relegation battle for one is positive, I'm sorry to say I was expecting that!. Ending in mid table was going to be a good season. Finishing in the top 10 would be a very good season. Challenging for a play off place is, under the conditions this season, an excellent season. And possible cup final as well. Really what are some fans going to be happy with. There was a part of last season that I thought we wouldn't have a club any more.[/p][/quote]Rose tinted glasses again. stranglers

5:25pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Graham8181 says...

Cooper says they are learning, no you are learning and you're just not good enough at this level. You've been manager before. You have got tactics away from home wrong almost every single time. Wake up and smell the Bacon !!!!
Cooper says they are learning, no you are learning and you're just not good enough at this level. You've been manager before. You have got tactics away from home wrong almost every single time. Wake up and smell the Bacon !!!! Graham8181

5:27pm Sat 18 Jan 14

who am i says...

Really? Did I miss something ? 3 really good chances what forking game was that then. Your aving a laugh cooper that wAs dire pure and simple dross
Really? Did I miss something ? 3 really good chances what forking game was that then. Your aving a laugh cooper that wAs dire pure and simple dross who am i

5:28pm Sat 18 Jan 14

stranglers says...

harley red wrote:
COOPER OUT we have not got a clue , Hall out so it could help our cause send him back to spurs ( I hope the kid is ok as injury is never good but it will force cooper to rethink but I don't think he has the ability to change)
Great stuff HR.
[quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: COOPER OUT we have not got a clue , Hall out so it could help our cause send him back to spurs ( I hope the kid is ok as injury is never good but it will force cooper to rethink but I don't think he has the ability to change)[/p][/quote]Great stuff HR. stranglers

5:31pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Red & White Dragon says...

stranglers wrote:
Red & White Dragon wrote:
Cookie43 wrote:
If you lot of moaners put all the energy you use moaning and groaning into supporting the team then maybe our gates will go up and we can afford new players etc. Yes its hard going at the moment and its not nice here at gillingham. But we have NO MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!
So all you lot who think we can afford hoddle total dreamers !!!!
Who are we going to get in manager and player wise of any real quality at the moment yes we need defenders but all we can is loan as WE HAVE NO MONEY!!!!!!
mid table security will be fantastic this season under all the restraints we have had to deal with.
Changing the manager will not help the situation. Cooper is stuck with these players and our defence is non existent i agree its bloody awful but i support my team my club and who ever is in charge because i am a fan i do not spent my whole time moaning and groaning and launching vile attacks on a manager working with what he has under awful conditions, some fans need to get a check on reality WE HAVE NO MONEY!!!!! we are a club on the edge of financial problems scraping by on gates of 7000 ish so all you stay away fans are only hurting the club more and then you moan and groan maybe with higher gates we can afford more players and more managers to hurl abuse at
Great post. Cant agree more. What were some fan expecting this season. Not being in a relegation battle for one is positive, I'm sorry to say I was expecting that!. Ending in mid table was going to be a good season. Finishing in the top 10 would be a very good season. Challenging for a play off place is, under the conditions this season, an excellent season. And possible cup final as well. Really what are some fans going to be happy with. There was a part of last season that I thought we wouldn't have a club any more.
Rose tinted glasses again.
Stranglers- If your comment is aimed at my post in what way are my views through "rose tinted glasses".
[quote][p][bold]stranglers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Red & White Dragon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cookie43[/bold] wrote: If you lot of moaners put all the energy you use moaning and groaning into supporting the team then maybe our gates will go up and we can afford new players etc. Yes its hard going at the moment and its not nice here at gillingham. But we have NO MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!! So all you lot who think we can afford hoddle total dreamers !!!! Who are we going to get in manager and player wise of any real quality at the moment yes we need defenders but all we can is loan as WE HAVE NO MONEY!!!!!! mid table security will be fantastic this season under all the restraints we have had to deal with. Changing the manager will not help the situation. Cooper is stuck with these players and our defence is non existent i agree its bloody awful but i support my team my club and who ever is in charge because i am a fan i do not spent my whole time moaning and groaning and launching vile attacks on a manager working with what he has under awful conditions, some fans need to get a check on reality WE HAVE NO MONEY!!!!! we are a club on the edge of financial problems scraping by on gates of 7000 ish so all you stay away fans are only hurting the club more and then you moan and groan maybe with higher gates we can afford more players and more managers to hurl abuse at[/p][/quote]Great post. Cant agree more. What were some fan expecting this season. Not being in a relegation battle for one is positive, I'm sorry to say I was expecting that!. Ending in mid table was going to be a good season. Finishing in the top 10 would be a very good season. Challenging for a play off place is, under the conditions this season, an excellent season. And possible cup final as well. Really what are some fans going to be happy with. There was a part of last season that I thought we wouldn't have a club any more.[/p][/quote]Rose tinted glasses again.[/p][/quote]Stranglers- If your comment is aimed at my post in what way are my views through "rose tinted glasses". Red & White Dragon

5:32pm Sat 18 Jan 14

The Jockster says...

Two more sloppy goals conceded! The defence rests m'lud (pun intended) especially away from home. Mercifully not there today but as part of the travelling army several times we have endured some pretty poor showings on the road.

Just heard Cooper's post match interview and he is clearly disappointed with the way the team are performing. Having listened I have huge admiration for his honesty saying -"we only played for 20mins-the side are young and learning - they are repeating the same mistakes - the fans have got to stick with us - we need a no. 9 but there isn't a money pot - it's frustrating but the fans have to stick with us" Mmm! Not much to argue with there and predictably the idiots are texting the Beeb calling for Cooper's head -like that is the answer!
Realism amongst the fan base is required and an acceptance that we are not going to get promoted nor are we likely to make the playoffs ( 5pts outside 6th). The sole focus must now be accumulating enough points to ensure safety ....and ditching the manager won't help do that!
My mate has just texted me... "We were p!ss poor today and I'm being generous-not looking forward to the drive home- need a pint!"(lol I'll bet!)- Definitely a really bad day at the office it seems.
Two more sloppy goals conceded! The defence rests m'lud (pun intended) especially away from home. Mercifully not there today but as part of the travelling army several times we have endured some pretty poor showings on the road. Just heard Cooper's post match interview and he is clearly disappointed with the way the team are performing. Having listened I have huge admiration for his honesty saying -"we only played for 20mins-the side are young and learning - they are repeating the same mistakes - the fans have got to stick with us - we need a no. 9 but there isn't a money pot - it's frustrating but the fans have to stick with us" Mmm! Not much to argue with there and predictably the idiots are texting the Beeb calling for Cooper's head -like that is the answer! Realism amongst the fan base is required and an acceptance that we are not going to get promoted nor are we likely to make the playoffs ( 5pts outside 6th). The sole focus must now be accumulating enough points to ensure safety ....and ditching the manager won't help do that! My mate has just texted me... "We were p!ss poor today and I'm being generous-not looking forward to the drive home- need a pint!"(lol I'll bet!)- Definitely a really bad day at the office it seems. The Jockster

5:32pm Sat 18 Jan 14

gibbo1012 says...

The spurs boys ain't doing it but they must have a clause that's states they play if fit.

Get Louis Thompson in the middle, the only two players who will put a tackle in and fight for the team are the thompsons.

Bit of a coincidence , oh yes they love the club !
The spurs boys ain't doing it but they must have a clause that's states they play if fit. Get Louis Thompson in the middle, the only two players who will put a tackle in and fight for the team are the thompsons. Bit of a coincidence , oh yes they love the club ! gibbo1012

5:38pm Sat 18 Jan 14

redtothecore says...

Cookie43 wrote:
If you lot of moaners put all the energy you use moaning and groaning into supporting the team then maybe our gates will go up and we can afford new players etc. Yes its hard going at the moment and its not nice here at gillingham. But we have NO MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!
So all you lot who think we can afford hoddle total dreamers !!!!
Who are we going to get in manager and player wise of any real quality at the moment yes we need defenders but all we can is loan as WE HAVE NO MONEY!!!!!!
mid table security will be fantastic this season under all the restraints we have had to deal with.
Changing the manager will not help the situation. Cooper is stuck with these players and our defence is non existent i agree its bloody awful but i support my team my club and who ever is in charge because i am a fan i do not spent my whole time moaning and groaning and launching vile attacks on a manager working with what he has under awful conditions, some fans need to get a check on reality WE HAVE NO MONEY!!!!! we are a club on the edge of financial problems scraping by on gates of 7000 ish so all you stay away fans are only hurting the club more and then you moan and groan maybe with higher gates we can afford more players and more managers to hurl abuse at
I am glad that someone has some relalism on this site. We need to stay in this league this season and gradually move forward ... and upwards. If we managed to get promotion this year we would not have the finances to build a team to stay in the championship ... so immediate relegation and everything that goes with that.

Surely the best option is a gradual improvement in both the strength of the team and the finances of the club. We need to be reasonably self sustainable and not dependant on a sugar daddy who may pull the plug at any time ...

... people on here need to wake up to the financial reality of the club and not assume that we are automatically a championship/premier
ship club based on a few seasons in the 90s ..... we are not
[quote][p][bold]Cookie43[/bold] wrote: If you lot of moaners put all the energy you use moaning and groaning into supporting the team then maybe our gates will go up and we can afford new players etc. Yes its hard going at the moment and its not nice here at gillingham. But we have NO MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!! So all you lot who think we can afford hoddle total dreamers !!!! Who are we going to get in manager and player wise of any real quality at the moment yes we need defenders but all we can is loan as WE HAVE NO MONEY!!!!!! mid table security will be fantastic this season under all the restraints we have had to deal with. Changing the manager will not help the situation. Cooper is stuck with these players and our defence is non existent i agree its bloody awful but i support my team my club and who ever is in charge because i am a fan i do not spent my whole time moaning and groaning and launching vile attacks on a manager working with what he has under awful conditions, some fans need to get a check on reality WE HAVE NO MONEY!!!!! we are a club on the edge of financial problems scraping by on gates of 7000 ish so all you stay away fans are only hurting the club more and then you moan and groan maybe with higher gates we can afford more players and more managers to hurl abuse at[/p][/quote]I am glad that someone has some relalism on this site. We need to stay in this league this season and gradually move forward ... and upwards. If we managed to get promotion this year we would not have the finances to build a team to stay in the championship ... so immediate relegation and everything that goes with that. Surely the best option is a gradual improvement in both the strength of the team and the finances of the club. We need to be reasonably self sustainable and not dependant on a sugar daddy who may pull the plug at any time ... ... people on here need to wake up to the financial reality of the club and not assume that we are automatically a championship/premier ship club based on a few seasons in the 90s ..... we are not redtothecore

5:39pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Chish and Fips says...

The Jockster wrote:
Two more sloppy goals conceded! The defence rests m'lud (pun intended) especially away from home. Mercifully not there today but as part of the travelling army several times we have endured some pretty poor showings on the road.

Just heard Cooper's post match interview and he is clearly disappointed with the way the team are performing. Having listened I have huge admiration for his honesty saying -"we only played for 20mins-the side are young and learning - they are repeating the same mistakes - the fans have got to stick with us - we need a no. 9 but there isn't a money pot - it's frustrating but the fans have to stick with us" Mmm! Not much to argue with there and predictably the idiots are texting the Beeb calling for Cooper's head -like that is the answer!
Realism amongst the fan base is required and an acceptance that we are not going to get promoted nor are we likely to make the playoffs ( 5pts outside 6th). The sole focus must now be accumulating enough points to ensure safety ....and ditching the manager won't help do that!
My mate has just texted me... "We were p!ss poor today and I'm being generous-not looking forward to the drive home- need a pint!"(lol I'll bet!)- Definitely a really bad day at the office it seems.
Good post Jock - hopefully a few of these who seem to think there is a quick fix answer of sacking individuals will take note of your words - they're IMO the deluded ones.
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: Two more sloppy goals conceded! The defence rests m'lud (pun intended) especially away from home. Mercifully not there today but as part of the travelling army several times we have endured some pretty poor showings on the road. Just heard Cooper's post match interview and he is clearly disappointed with the way the team are performing. Having listened I have huge admiration for his honesty saying -"we only played for 20mins-the side are young and learning - they are repeating the same mistakes - the fans have got to stick with us - we need a no. 9 but there isn't a money pot - it's frustrating but the fans have to stick with us" Mmm! Not much to argue with there and predictably the idiots are texting the Beeb calling for Cooper's head -like that is the answer! Realism amongst the fan base is required and an acceptance that we are not going to get promoted nor are we likely to make the playoffs ( 5pts outside 6th). The sole focus must now be accumulating enough points to ensure safety ....and ditching the manager won't help do that! My mate has just texted me... "We were p!ss poor today and I'm being generous-not looking forward to the drive home- need a pint!"(lol I'll bet!)- Definitely a really bad day at the office it seems.[/p][/quote]Good post Jock - hopefully a few of these who seem to think there is a quick fix answer of sacking individuals will take note of your words - they're IMO the deluded ones. Chish and Fips

5:40pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Cookie43 says...

Steve. Brentford wrote:
Cookie what phone are you using only i didnt know you could use the quote button on mobiles? not suggesting you are not at Gillingham just interested in what phone you are using to post whilst still being able to quote others.

Poor result but why everyone is moaning is a little strange to me todays game was a home win all day long, even before kick off. Fair play play to our fans that made the trip.
Hi Steve
Samsung Galaxy S4 mate seems to work fine its a work fone and has a great internet connection
[quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: Cookie what phone are you using only i didnt know you could use the quote button on mobiles? not suggesting you are not at Gillingham just interested in what phone you are using to post whilst still being able to quote others. Poor result but why everyone is moaning is a little strange to me todays game was a home win all day long, even before kick off. Fair play play to our fans that made the trip.[/p][/quote]Hi Steve Samsung Galaxy S4 mate seems to work fine its a work fone and has a great internet connection Cookie43

5:46pm Sat 18 Jan 14

The Jockster says...

Steve. Brentford wrote:
Cookie what phone are you using only i didnt know you could use the quote button on mobiles? not suggesting you are not at Gillingham just interested in what phone you are using to post whilst still being able to quote others.

Poor result but why everyone is moaning is a little strange to me todays game was a home win all day long, even before kick off. Fair play play to our fans that made the trip.
Steve - I can use the quote button from my I phone - I just have -:). Hope you're not getting too much stick from the Bees fans!
[quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: Cookie what phone are you using only i didnt know you could use the quote button on mobiles? not suggesting you are not at Gillingham just interested in what phone you are using to post whilst still being able to quote others. Poor result but why everyone is moaning is a little strange to me todays game was a home win all day long, even before kick off. Fair play play to our fans that made the trip.[/p][/quote]Steve - I can use the quote button from my I phone - I just have -:). Hope you're not getting too much stick from the Bees fans! The Jockster

5:47pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Di kanny oh says...

Red & White Dragon wrote:
Cookie43 wrote:
If you lot of moaners put all the energy you use moaning and groaning into supporting the team then maybe our gates will go up and we can afford new players etc. Yes its hard going at the moment and its not nice here at gillingham. But we have NO MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!
So all you lot who think we can afford hoddle total dreamers !!!!
Who are we going to get in manager and player wise of any real quality at the moment yes we need defenders but all we can is loan as WE HAVE NO MONEY!!!!!!
mid table security will be fantastic this season under all the restraints we have had to deal with.
Changing the manager will not help the situation. Cooper is stuck with these players and our defence is non existent i agree its bloody awful but i support my team my club and who ever is in charge because i am a fan i do not spent my whole time moaning and groaning and launching vile attacks on a manager working with what he has under awful conditions, some fans need to get a check on reality WE HAVE NO MONEY!!!!! we are a club on the edge of financial problems scraping by on gates of 7000 ish so all you stay away fans are only hurting the club more and then you moan and groan maybe with higher gates we can afford more players and more managers to hurl abuse at
Great post. Cant agree more. What were some fan expecting this season. Not being in a relegation battle for one is positive, I'm sorry to say I was expecting that!. Ending in mid table was going to be a good season. Finishing in the top 10 would be a very good season. Challenging for a play off place is, under the conditions this season, an excellent season. And possible cup final as well. Really what are some fans going to be happy with. There was a part of last season that I thought we wouldn't have a club any more.
Excellent post far too many fans expecting us to walk this division and win every game. Get real will some of you, all this tripe about playoffs is fans living in fantasy land and may be eating the magic mushrooms. Reality checks needed and we have exceeded expectations, have little money, and have a very young squad who are extremely naive and have plenty to learn. I am afraid Cooper is guilty of trying to please the fans away from home by constant chopping and changing of the team but the fact is we are in need of more experienced players to help the youngsters and add some steel to the team and this simply will not happen with no or little money. We cannot compete even with teams like Rotherham who are financing their assault on the play offs. Why do you fans think McCormack left hey?? he wanted to keep his high wages which we can not compete with. If some of the clowns giving the criticism actually supported their club by attending matches then may be that could be the difference but on gates of 7000 forget play offs. WE ARE A MID TABLE TEAM AND THAT IS A FACT. We will lose games and we will win games and sooner some get that in their heads the better.
[quote][p][bold]Red & White Dragon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cookie43[/bold] wrote: If you lot of moaners put all the energy you use moaning and groaning into supporting the team then maybe our gates will go up and we can afford new players etc. Yes its hard going at the moment and its not nice here at gillingham. But we have NO MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!! So all you lot who think we can afford hoddle total dreamers !!!! Who are we going to get in manager and player wise of any real quality at the moment yes we need defenders but all we can is loan as WE HAVE NO MONEY!!!!!! mid table security will be fantastic this season under all the restraints we have had to deal with. Changing the manager will not help the situation. Cooper is stuck with these players and our defence is non existent i agree its bloody awful but i support my team my club and who ever is in charge because i am a fan i do not spent my whole time moaning and groaning and launching vile attacks on a manager working with what he has under awful conditions, some fans need to get a check on reality WE HAVE NO MONEY!!!!! we are a club on the edge of financial problems scraping by on gates of 7000 ish so all you stay away fans are only hurting the club more and then you moan and groan maybe with higher gates we can afford more players and more managers to hurl abuse at[/p][/quote]Great post. Cant agree more. What were some fan expecting this season. Not being in a relegation battle for one is positive, I'm sorry to say I was expecting that!. Ending in mid table was going to be a good season. Finishing in the top 10 would be a very good season. Challenging for a play off place is, under the conditions this season, an excellent season. And possible cup final as well. Really what are some fans going to be happy with. There was a part of last season that I thought we wouldn't have a club any more.[/p][/quote]Excellent post far too many fans expecting us to walk this division and win every game. Get real will some of you, all this tripe about playoffs is fans living in fantasy land and may be eating the magic mushrooms. Reality checks needed and we have exceeded expectations, have little money, and have a very young squad who are extremely naive and have plenty to learn. I am afraid Cooper is guilty of trying to please the fans away from home by constant chopping and changing of the team but the fact is we are in need of more experienced players to help the youngsters and add some steel to the team and this simply will not happen with no or little money. We cannot compete even with teams like Rotherham who are financing their assault on the play offs. Why do you fans think McCormack left hey?? he wanted to keep his high wages which we can not compete with. If some of the clowns giving the criticism actually supported their club by attending matches then may be that could be the difference but on gates of 7000 forget play offs. WE ARE A MID TABLE TEAM AND THAT IS A FACT. We will lose games and we will win games and sooner some get that in their heads the better. Di kanny oh

5:49pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Steve. Brentford says...

Cookie43 wrote:
Steve. Brentford wrote:
Cookie what phone are you using only i didnt know you could use the quote button on mobiles? not suggesting you are not at Gillingham just interested in what phone you are using to post whilst still being able to quote others.

Poor result but why everyone is moaning is a little strange to me todays game was a home win all day long, even before kick off. Fair play play to our fans that made the trip.
Hi Steve
Samsung Galaxy S4 mate seems to work fine its a work fone and has a great internet connection
Cheers mate are you on your way home? not nice is it when you have had to witness a poor showing it makes the journey seem like double the distance.
Lets hope our home form holds out and we get the points needed to remain in div3 safe journey home to you and all other town fans.
[quote][p][bold]Cookie43[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: Cookie what phone are you using only i didnt know you could use the quote button on mobiles? not suggesting you are not at Gillingham just interested in what phone you are using to post whilst still being able to quote others. Poor result but why everyone is moaning is a little strange to me todays game was a home win all day long, even before kick off. Fair play play to our fans that made the trip.[/p][/quote]Hi Steve Samsung Galaxy S4 mate seems to work fine its a work fone and has a great internet connection[/p][/quote]Cheers mate are you on your way home? not nice is it when you have had to witness a poor showing it makes the journey seem like double the distance. Lets hope our home form holds out and we get the points needed to remain in div3 safe journey home to you and all other town fans. Steve. Brentford

5:59pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Steve. Brentford says...

The Jockster wrote:
Steve. Brentford wrote:
Cookie what phone are you using only i didnt know you could use the quote button on mobiles? not suggesting you are not at Gillingham just interested in what phone you are using to post whilst still being able to quote others.

Poor result but why everyone is moaning is a little strange to me todays game was a home win all day long, even before kick off. Fair play play to our fans that made the trip.
Steve - I can use the quote button from my I phone - I just have -:). Hope you're not getting too much stick from the Bees fans!
Hello Malk yeah plenty of lippy little Bee`s mate but i`m a big boy with bags of banter to handle them, didnt expect anything from today so not as gutted as i would normally be.
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: Cookie what phone are you using only i didnt know you could use the quote button on mobiles? not suggesting you are not at Gillingham just interested in what phone you are using to post whilst still being able to quote others. Poor result but why everyone is moaning is a little strange to me todays game was a home win all day long, even before kick off. Fair play play to our fans that made the trip.[/p][/quote]Steve - I can use the quote button from my I phone - I just have -:). Hope you're not getting too much stick from the Bees fans![/p][/quote]Hello Malk yeah plenty of lippy little Bee`s mate but i`m a big boy with bags of banter to handle them, didnt expect anything from today so not as gutted as i would normally be. Steve. Brentford

6:00pm Sat 18 Jan 14

old town robin says...

If these players wages were result dependent, I wonder if they would still be as poor on the road.

I'm sick of hearing the same old excuses from Cooper, he sounds just like Wilson when he couldn't motivate his team
If these players wages were result dependent, I wonder if they would still be as poor on the road. I'm sick of hearing the same old excuses from Cooper, he sounds just like Wilson when he couldn't motivate his team old town robin

6:00pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Di kanny oh says...

Steve. Brentford wrote:
Cookie43 wrote:
Steve. Brentford wrote:
Cookie what phone are you using only i didnt know you could use the quote button on mobiles? not suggesting you are not at Gillingham just interested in what phone you are using to post whilst still being able to quote others.

Poor result but why everyone is moaning is a little strange to me todays game was a home win all day long, even before kick off. Fair play play to our fans that made the trip.
Hi Steve
Samsung Galaxy S4 mate seems to work fine its a work fone and has a great internet connection
Cheers mate are you on your way home? not nice is it when you have had to witness a poor showing it makes the journey seem like double the distance.
Lets hope our home form holds out and we get the points needed to remain in div3 safe journey home to you and all other town fans.
Yes our away fans deserve special praise indeed and are remarkable football fans, anyone following the side at present with our away record really are the true fans. They probably also have realistic views of the team unlike some on here.
[quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cookie43[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: Cookie what phone are you using only i didnt know you could use the quote button on mobiles? not suggesting you are not at Gillingham just interested in what phone you are using to post whilst still being able to quote others. Poor result but why everyone is moaning is a little strange to me todays game was a home win all day long, even before kick off. Fair play play to our fans that made the trip.[/p][/quote]Hi Steve Samsung Galaxy S4 mate seems to work fine its a work fone and has a great internet connection[/p][/quote]Cheers mate are you on your way home? not nice is it when you have had to witness a poor showing it makes the journey seem like double the distance. Lets hope our home form holds out and we get the points needed to remain in div3 safe journey home to you and all other town fans.[/p][/quote]Yes our away fans deserve special praise indeed and are remarkable football fans, anyone following the side at present with our away record really are the true fans. They probably also have realistic views of the team unlike some on here. Di kanny oh

6:03pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Di kanny oh says...

old town robin wrote:
If these players wages were result dependent, I wonder if they would still be as poor on the road.

I'm sick of hearing the same old excuses from Cooper, he sounds just like Wilson when he couldn't motivate his team
I don't think even Sir Alex Ferguson could motivate some of these kids.
[quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: If these players wages were result dependent, I wonder if they would still be as poor on the road. I'm sick of hearing the same old excuses from Cooper, he sounds just like Wilson when he couldn't motivate his team[/p][/quote]I don't think even Sir Alex Ferguson could motivate some of these kids. Di kanny oh

6:03pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Cookie43 says...

Steve. Brentford wrote:
Cookie43 wrote:
Steve. Brentford wrote:
Cookie what phone are you using only i didnt know you could use the quote button on mobiles? not suggesting you are not at Gillingham just interested in what phone you are using to post whilst still being able to quote others.

Poor result but why everyone is moaning is a little strange to me todays game was a home win all day long, even before kick off. Fair play play to our fans that made the trip.
Hi Steve
Samsung Galaxy S4 mate seems to work fine its a work fone and has a great internet connection
Cheers mate are you on your way home? not nice is it when you have had to witness a poor showing it makes the journey seem like double the distance.
Lets hope our home form holds out and we get the points needed to remain in div3 safe journey home to you and all other town fans.
Cheers Steve,
Yeah on way home mate although nice for me not to be driving as i am usually the designated driver. But my mate offered today. For a period in the 2nd half looked like we were gonna get back into it. Luongo a bit of a howler should of cleared his lines. but hey have been through worse times with town. We are desperate for a couple of defenders and a strong tough central midfielder.
Gonna drown my sorrows in a can of stongbow!!
[quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cookie43[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: Cookie what phone are you using only i didnt know you could use the quote button on mobiles? not suggesting you are not at Gillingham just interested in what phone you are using to post whilst still being able to quote others. Poor result but why everyone is moaning is a little strange to me todays game was a home win all day long, even before kick off. Fair play play to our fans that made the trip.[/p][/quote]Hi Steve Samsung Galaxy S4 mate seems to work fine its a work fone and has a great internet connection[/p][/quote]Cheers mate are you on your way home? not nice is it when you have had to witness a poor showing it makes the journey seem like double the distance. Lets hope our home form holds out and we get the points needed to remain in div3 safe journey home to you and all other town fans.[/p][/quote]Cheers Steve, Yeah on way home mate although nice for me not to be driving as i am usually the designated driver. But my mate offered today. For a period in the 2nd half looked like we were gonna get back into it. Luongo a bit of a howler should of cleared his lines. but hey have been through worse times with town. We are desperate for a couple of defenders and a strong tough central midfielder. Gonna drown my sorrows in a can of stongbow!! Cookie43

6:03pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Haydonender says...

I recall most people were saying we would be relegated last summer when we got rid of a load of players, cut costs and appointed Cooper. Yet somehow now people aren't happy with mid table.

This year we are basically treading water, promotion and playoffs were never realistic. By this summer, we will have got rid of the last of PDC's high earners and should be a sustainable football club at last. We will see what we can do then.
I recall most people were saying we would be relegated last summer when we got rid of a load of players, cut costs and appointed Cooper. Yet somehow now people aren't happy with mid table. This year we are basically treading water, promotion and playoffs were never realistic. By this summer, we will have got rid of the last of PDC's high earners and should be a sustainable football club at last. We will see what we can do then. Haydonender

6:11pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Di kanny oh says...

Haydonender wrote:
I recall most people were saying we would be relegated last summer when we got rid of a load of players, cut costs and appointed Cooper. Yet somehow now people aren't happy with mid table.

This year we are basically treading water, promotion and playoffs were never realistic. By this summer, we will have got rid of the last of PDC's high earners and should be a sustainable football club at last. We will see what we can do then.
Hooray another realistic fan with expectations that are based on what has happened at the County Ground the past 12 months. Long way to go yet and could take another few seasons.
[quote][p][bold]Haydonender[/bold] wrote: I recall most people were saying we would be relegated last summer when we got rid of a load of players, cut costs and appointed Cooper. Yet somehow now people aren't happy with mid table. This year we are basically treading water, promotion and playoffs were never realistic. By this summer, we will have got rid of the last of PDC's high earners and should be a sustainable football club at last. We will see what we can do then.[/p][/quote]Hooray another realistic fan with expectations that are based on what has happened at the County Ground the past 12 months. Long way to go yet and could take another few seasons. Di kanny oh

6:35pm Sat 18 Jan 14

stranglers says...

Di kanny oh wrote:
Haydonender wrote:
I recall most people were saying we would be relegated last summer when we got rid of a load of players, cut costs and appointed Cooper. Yet somehow now people aren't happy with mid table.

This year we are basically treading water, promotion and playoffs were never realistic. By this summer, we will have got rid of the last of PDC's high earners and should be a sustainable football club at last. We will see what we can do then.
Hooray another realistic fan with expectations that are based on what has happened at the County Ground the past 12 months. Long way to go yet and could take another few seasons.
Another few seasons with Cooper & we will in the conference, If you aim for mediocrity that is what you will get. Play off's & promotion are not just some of the fans expectations, see quotes from Cooper & Power themselves.
[quote][p][bold]Di kanny oh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Haydonender[/bold] wrote: I recall most people were saying we would be relegated last summer when we got rid of a load of players, cut costs and appointed Cooper. Yet somehow now people aren't happy with mid table. This year we are basically treading water, promotion and playoffs were never realistic. By this summer, we will have got rid of the last of PDC's high earners and should be a sustainable football club at last. We will see what we can do then.[/p][/quote]Hooray another realistic fan with expectations that are based on what has happened at the County Ground the past 12 months. Long way to go yet and could take another few seasons.[/p][/quote]Another few seasons with Cooper & we will in the conference, If you aim for mediocrity that is what you will get. Play off's & promotion are not just some of the fans expectations, see quotes from Cooper & Power themselves. stranglers

6:46pm Sat 18 Jan 14

The Jockster says...

Di kanny oh wrote:
Haydonender wrote:
I recall most people were saying we would be relegated last summer when we got rid of a load of players, cut costs and appointed Cooper. Yet somehow now people aren't happy with mid table.

This year we are basically treading water, promotion and playoffs were never realistic. By this summer, we will have got rid of the last of PDC's high earners and should be a sustainable football club at last. We will see what we can do then.
Hooray another realistic fan with expectations that are based on what has happened at the County Ground the past 12 months. Long way to go yet and could take another few seasons.
Sound words from both - as fans of a medium size Third tier club there is no money pot to buy success- the Andrew Black's of this world appear once in a blue moon. As fans we walk a tightrope of fear wondering who will own, sell, or fund it from one season to the next- look at Saints they had a mid-week wobble and I bet their fans are still suffering squeaky bum time.
[quote][p][bold]Di kanny oh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Haydonender[/bold] wrote: I recall most people were saying we would be relegated last summer when we got rid of a load of players, cut costs and appointed Cooper. Yet somehow now people aren't happy with mid table. This year we are basically treading water, promotion and playoffs were never realistic. By this summer, we will have got rid of the last of PDC's high earners and should be a sustainable football club at last. We will see what we can do then.[/p][/quote]Hooray another realistic fan with expectations that are based on what has happened at the County Ground the past 12 months. Long way to go yet and could take another few seasons.[/p][/quote]Sound words from both - as fans of a medium size Third tier club there is no money pot to buy success- the Andrew Black's of this world appear once in a blue moon. As fans we walk a tightrope of fear wondering who will own, sell, or fund it from one season to the next- look at Saints they had a mid-week wobble and I bet their fans are still suffering squeaky bum time. The Jockster

6:57pm Sat 18 Jan 14

mancrobin says...

Cookie43 wrote:
If you lot of moaners put all the energy you use moaning and groaning into supporting the team then maybe our gates will go up and we can afford new players etc. Yes its hard going at the moment and its not nice here at gillingham. But we have NO MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!
So all you lot who think we can afford hoddle total dreamers !!!!
Who are we going to get in manager and player wise of any real quality at the moment yes we need defenders but all we can is loan as WE HAVE NO MONEY!!!!!!
mid table security will be fantastic this season under all the restraints we have had to deal with.
Changing the manager will not help the situation. Cooper is stuck with these players and our defence is non existent i agree its bloody awful but i support my team my club and who ever is in charge because i am a fan i do not spent my whole time moaning and groaning and launching vile attacks on a manager working with what he has under awful conditions, some fans need to get a check on reality WE HAVE NO MONEY!!!!! we are a club on the edge of financial problems scraping by on gates of 7000 ish so all you stay away fans are only hurting the club more and then you moan and groan maybe with higher gates we can afford more players and more managers to hurl abuse at
Well said Cookie. I was thinking of ditching the nightmare M6 midweek journey down to Walsall a week Tuesday but you're right. We need to put our money where our mouths are (if we can), so I will be there.

Well done for making the trip today and I hope there was no trouble.
[quote][p][bold]Cookie43[/bold] wrote: If you lot of moaners put all the energy you use moaning and groaning into supporting the team then maybe our gates will go up and we can afford new players etc. Yes its hard going at the moment and its not nice here at gillingham. But we have NO MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!! So all you lot who think we can afford hoddle total dreamers !!!! Who are we going to get in manager and player wise of any real quality at the moment yes we need defenders but all we can is loan as WE HAVE NO MONEY!!!!!! mid table security will be fantastic this season under all the restraints we have had to deal with. Changing the manager will not help the situation. Cooper is stuck with these players and our defence is non existent i agree its bloody awful but i support my team my club and who ever is in charge because i am a fan i do not spent my whole time moaning and groaning and launching vile attacks on a manager working with what he has under awful conditions, some fans need to get a check on reality WE HAVE NO MONEY!!!!! we are a club on the edge of financial problems scraping by on gates of 7000 ish so all you stay away fans are only hurting the club more and then you moan and groan maybe with higher gates we can afford more players and more managers to hurl abuse at[/p][/quote]Well said Cookie. I was thinking of ditching the nightmare M6 midweek journey down to Walsall a week Tuesday but you're right. We need to put our money where our mouths are (if we can), so I will be there. Well done for making the trip today and I hope there was no trouble. mancrobin

7:09pm Sat 18 Jan 14

california andy says...

Kudos to the loyal fans who go to all the away games. Must be depressing having to witness such dire stuff week after week. Poor Hall. Would have been better for him to pick up the red card he deserved last week. Hate to see one of our own players injured, but the defence will be better off without him. That said, as everyone has been saying, this away form is worrying. If we lose a couple of home fixtures we shall be in the mire. I think Cooper is doing as well as anyone could with this team, and there seems little hope of new recruits, so we have to hope some of the walking wounded return (Troy, Reis, Smith) and that Connor's loan goes well and he turns out to be the 9 we need. Sounds as though Ranger's distractions may be catching up with him.
Kudos to the loyal fans who go to all the away games. Must be depressing having to witness such dire stuff week after week. Poor Hall. Would have been better for him to pick up the red card he deserved last week. Hate to see one of our own players injured, but the defence will be better off without him. That said, as everyone has been saying, this away form is worrying. If we lose a couple of home fixtures we shall be in the mire. I think Cooper is doing as well as anyone could with this team, and there seems little hope of new recruits, so we have to hope some of the walking wounded return (Troy, Reis, Smith) and that Connor's loan goes well and he turns out to be the 9 we need. Sounds as though Ranger's distractions may be catching up with him. california andy

7:23pm Sat 18 Jan 14

stfcdod says...

bradley red 1 wrote:
Cookie43 wrote:
bradley red 1 wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
bradley red 1 wrote:
Since 1950 wrote:
itslove wrote:
A bad defeat is a understatement there . losing to the bottom side by 2 goals a side we always owe one for our fa cup defeat yrs back . Again a bad time for stfc . Rangert should be out , so should Cooper after that defeat . And we never wanted Power in charge did we . That was all underhanded . We will lose today go on a losing run and Cooper and Power will have to leave . Its the only way .
To be replaced by. .......?
Correct! i agree, keep those rose tinted glasses firmly in there case.
...perhaps also you can answer the polite question then instead BR ...
Hoddle but it will not happen! colin calderwood and david kerslake but will not happen while power is in charge.
Are you actually here at the game with us Bradley Red?
Or are you sat in front of your computer again You Internet troll.
Shut your moaning mouth and try supporting your football club for a change!!
Quick to moan and complain and to launch vile attacks on the people at STFC.
If we turn this game around and win it will you come on here and dish out some praise or will you find some more crap to dish out.
I am gonna go back to supporting my club and leave you to your internet trolling!!!!
will not waste hard earned on a team/club going no where.
I can't think of that word that describes you best. I'll try and remember it....... banker..........tank
er.......canker.....
.hanker....this is so frustrating, I just can't think of it.
[quote][p][bold]bradley red 1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cookie43[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bradley red 1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bradley red 1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]itslove[/bold] wrote: A bad defeat is a understatement there . losing to the bottom side by 2 goals a side we always owe one for our fa cup defeat yrs back . Again a bad time for stfc . Rangert should be out , so should Cooper after that defeat . And we never wanted Power in charge did we . That was all underhanded . We will lose today go on a losing run and Cooper and Power will have to leave . Its the only way .[/p][/quote]To be replaced by. .......?[/p][/quote]Correct! i agree, keep those rose tinted glasses firmly in there case.[/p][/quote]...perhaps also you can answer the polite question then instead BR ...[/p][/quote]Hoddle but it will not happen! colin calderwood and david kerslake but will not happen while power is in charge.[/p][/quote]Are you actually here at the game with us Bradley Red? Or are you sat in front of your computer again You Internet troll. Shut your moaning mouth and try supporting your football club for a change!! Quick to moan and complain and to launch vile attacks on the people at STFC. If we turn this game around and win it will you come on here and dish out some praise or will you find some more crap to dish out. I am gonna go back to supporting my club and leave you to your internet trolling!!!![/p][/quote]will not waste hard earned on a team/club going no where.[/p][/quote]I can't think of that word that describes you best. I'll try and remember it....... banker..........tank er.......canker..... .hanker....this is so frustrating, I just can't think of it. stfcdod

8:07pm Sat 18 Jan 14

stigger says...

fair play to the away fans going every game with very little reward, such a shame as home form is auto promotion but away form is relegation. Not been to the away games this season due to finances and helping out a mates football team when we not at home, it appears that we just aren't strong enough and the defence does look dodgy in the home games so I'm guessing that's worse when we are away and under more pressure. But as so many have said this is a rebuilding job and making us more sustainable, and I like many feared that may bring a relegation battle so I am more than happy with mid table and if we can stay around the top half and then get rid of some of the expensive deadwood maybe we can push on next season, my only worry is there will be more re building due to no of loans. I see CB as our key priority for next season, Ward has not been as good this year, Troy injury prone and Hall not ours. Hopefully Branco will continue to develop but a quality, experienced but not too old cb is a must. I'm sure many of the moaners would have taken top half this season but if people are moaning who have trekked up and down the country andfeel they have not seen good enough performances that is fine but don't moan if you haven't. COYR
fair play to the away fans going every game with very little reward, such a shame as home form is auto promotion but away form is relegation. Not been to the away games this season due to finances and helping out a mates football team when we not at home, it appears that we just aren't strong enough and the defence does look dodgy in the home games so I'm guessing that's worse when we are away and under more pressure. But as so many have said this is a rebuilding job and making us more sustainable, and I like many feared that may bring a relegation battle so I am more than happy with mid table and if we can stay around the top half and then get rid of some of the expensive deadwood maybe we can push on next season, my only worry is there will be more re building due to no of loans. I see CB as our key priority for next season, Ward has not been as good this year, Troy injury prone and Hall not ours. Hopefully Branco will continue to develop but a quality, experienced but not too old cb is a must. I'm sure many of the moaners would have taken top half this season but if people are moaning who have trekked up and down the country andfeel they have not seen good enough performances that is fine but don't moan if you haven't. COYR stigger

9:15pm Sat 18 Jan 14

dreamofacleansheet2 says...

Hopefully Troy comes back in ASAP and for god's sake Cooper we're on your side but please we have a tackling midfielder who's surprisingly good on the ball as well. Get Louis T in the team especially away from home. I've been saying it all season and whether your a Spurs loanee, Ranger or anyone else there is never any excuse for not breaking your go nads with effort and commitment. Press press press and get stuck in at the very least......
Hopefully Troy comes back in ASAP and for god's sake Cooper we're on your side but please we have a tackling midfielder who's surprisingly good on the ball as well. Get Louis T in the team especially away from home. I've been saying it all season and whether your a Spurs loanee, Ranger or anyone else there is never any excuse for not breaking your go nads with effort and commitment. Press press press and get stuck in at the very least...... dreamofacleansheet2

9:25pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Davidsyrett says...

Di kanny oh wrote:
Red & White Dragon wrote:
Cookie43 wrote:
If you lot of moaners put all the energy you use moaning and groaning into supporting the team then maybe our gates will go up and we can afford new players etc. Yes its hard going at the moment and its not nice here at gillingham. But we have NO MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!
So all you lot who think we can afford hoddle total dreamers !!!!
Who are we going to get in manager and player wise of any real quality at the moment yes we need defenders but all we can is loan as WE HAVE NO MONEY!!!!!!
mid table security will be fantastic this season under all the restraints we have had to deal with.
Changing the manager will not help the situation. Cooper is stuck with these players and our defence is non existent i agree its bloody awful but i support my team my club and who ever is in charge because i am a fan i do not spent my whole time moaning and groaning and launching vile attacks on a manager working with what he has under awful conditions, some fans need to get a check on reality WE HAVE NO MONEY!!!!! we are a club on the edge of financial problems scraping by on gates of 7000 ish so all you stay away fans are only hurting the club more and then you moan and groan maybe with higher gates we can afford more players and more managers to hurl abuse at
Great post. Cant agree more. What were some fan expecting this season. Not being in a relegation battle for one is positive, I'm sorry to say I was expecting that!. Ending in mid table was going to be a good season. Finishing in the top 10 would be a very good season. Challenging for a play off place is, under the conditions this season, an excellent season. And possible cup final as well. Really what are some fans going to be happy with. There was a part of last season that I thought we wouldn't have a club any more.
Excellent post far too many fans expecting us to walk this division and win every game. Get real will some of you, all this tripe about playoffs is fans living in fantasy land and may be eating the magic mushrooms. Reality checks needed and we have exceeded expectations, have little money, and have a very young squad who are extremely naive and have plenty to learn. I am afraid Cooper is guilty of trying to please the fans away from home by constant chopping and changing of the team but the fact is we are in need of more experienced players to help the youngsters and add some steel to the team and this simply will not happen with no or little money. We cannot compete even with teams like Rotherham who are financing their assault on the play offs. Why do you fans think McCormack left hey?? he wanted to keep his high wages which we can not compete with. If some of the clowns giving the criticism actually supported their club by attending matches then may be that could be the difference but on gates of 7000 forget play offs. WE ARE A MID TABLE TEAM AND THAT IS A FACT. We will lose games and we will win games and sooner some get that in their heads the better.
Echo the above posts, time for some to be realistic this season, most out there predicted relegation so how they have the nerve to complain when we're in the top 10 is beyond me. As for Hoddle, dream on!! Cooper doing a decent job and won't be going anywhere soon.
[quote][p][bold]Di kanny oh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Red & White Dragon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cookie43[/bold] wrote: If you lot of moaners put all the energy you use moaning and groaning into supporting the team then maybe our gates will go up and we can afford new players etc. Yes its hard going at the moment and its not nice here at gillingham. But we have NO MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!! So all you lot who think we can afford hoddle total dreamers !!!! Who are we going to get in manager and player wise of any real quality at the moment yes we need defenders but all we can is loan as WE HAVE NO MONEY!!!!!! mid table security will be fantastic this season under all the restraints we have had to deal with. Changing the manager will not help the situation. Cooper is stuck with these players and our defence is non existent i agree its bloody awful but i support my team my club and who ever is in charge because i am a fan i do not spent my whole time moaning and groaning and launching vile attacks on a manager working with what he has under awful conditions, some fans need to get a check on reality WE HAVE NO MONEY!!!!! we are a club on the edge of financial problems scraping by on gates of 7000 ish so all you stay away fans are only hurting the club more and then you moan and groan maybe with higher gates we can afford more players and more managers to hurl abuse at[/p][/quote]Great post. Cant agree more. What were some fan expecting this season. Not being in a relegation battle for one is positive, I'm sorry to say I was expecting that!. Ending in mid table was going to be a good season. Finishing in the top 10 would be a very good season. Challenging for a play off place is, under the conditions this season, an excellent season. And possible cup final as well. Really what are some fans going to be happy with. There was a part of last season that I thought we wouldn't have a club any more.[/p][/quote]Excellent post far too many fans expecting us to walk this division and win every game. Get real will some of you, all this tripe about playoffs is fans living in fantasy land and may be eating the magic mushrooms. Reality checks needed and we have exceeded expectations, have little money, and have a very young squad who are extremely naive and have plenty to learn. I am afraid Cooper is guilty of trying to please the fans away from home by constant chopping and changing of the team but the fact is we are in need of more experienced players to help the youngsters and add some steel to the team and this simply will not happen with no or little money. We cannot compete even with teams like Rotherham who are financing their assault on the play offs. Why do you fans think McCormack left hey?? he wanted to keep his high wages which we can not compete with. If some of the clowns giving the criticism actually supported their club by attending matches then may be that could be the difference but on gates of 7000 forget play offs. WE ARE A MID TABLE TEAM AND THAT IS A FACT. We will lose games and we will win games and sooner some get that in their heads the better.[/p][/quote]Echo the above posts, time for some to be realistic this season, most out there predicted relegation so how they have the nerve to complain when we're in the top 10 is beyond me. As for Hoddle, dream on!! Cooper doing a decent job and won't be going anywhere soon. Davidsyrett

12:48am Sun 19 Jan 14

Wilesy says...

Davidsyrett wrote:
Di kanny oh wrote:
Red & White Dragon wrote:
Cookie43 wrote:
If you lot of moaners put all the energy you use moaning and groaning into supporting the team then maybe our gates will go up and we can afford new players etc. Yes its hard going at the moment and its not nice here at gillingham. But we have NO MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!
So all you lot who think we can afford hoddle total dreamers !!!!
Who are we going to get in manager and player wise of any real quality at the moment yes we need defenders but all we can is loan as WE HAVE NO MONEY!!!!!!
mid table security will be fantastic this season under all the restraints we have had to deal with.
Changing the manager will not help the situation. Cooper is stuck with these players and our defence is non existent i agree its bloody awful but i support my team my club and who ever is in charge because i am a fan i do not spent my whole time moaning and groaning and launching vile attacks on a manager working with what he has under awful conditions, some fans need to get a check on reality WE HAVE NO MONEY!!!!! we are a club on the edge of financial problems scraping by on gates of 7000 ish so all you stay away fans are only hurting the club more and then you moan and groan maybe with higher gates we can afford more players and more managers to hurl abuse at
Great post. Cant agree more. What were some fan expecting this season. Not being in a relegation battle for one is positive, I'm sorry to say I was expecting that!. Ending in mid table was going to be a good season. Finishing in the top 10 would be a very good season. Challenging for a play off place is, under the conditions this season, an excellent season. And possible cup final as well. Really what are some fans going to be happy with. There was a part of last season that I thought we wouldn't have a club any more.
Excellent post far too many fans expecting us to walk this division and win every game. Get real will some of you, all this tripe about playoffs is fans living in fantasy land and may be eating the magic mushrooms. Reality checks needed and we have exceeded expectations, have little money, and have a very young squad who are extremely naive and have plenty to learn. I am afraid Cooper is guilty of trying to please the fans away from home by constant chopping and changing of the team but the fact is we are in need of more experienced players to help the youngsters and add some steel to the team and this simply will not happen with no or little money. We cannot compete even with teams like Rotherham who are financing their assault on the play offs. Why do you fans think McCormack left hey?? he wanted to keep his high wages which we can not compete with. If some of the clowns giving the criticism actually supported their club by attending matches then may be that could be the difference but on gates of 7000 forget play offs. WE ARE A MID TABLE TEAM AND THAT IS A FACT. We will lose games and we will win games and sooner some get that in their heads the better.
Echo the above posts, time for some to be realistic this season, most out there predicted relegation so how they have the nerve to complain when we're in the top 10 is beyond me. As for Hoddle, dream on!! Cooper doing a decent job and won't be going anywhere soon.
Wages don't buy commitment there's thousands who run through brick walls for their teams week in week out at any level of football.

Fans who travel up and down the country can by all means complain at what they are seeing, I'm certainly not going to cheer every time we get beat lamely and the manager yet again blames it on youth. Yes they are learning but at what point will they have learnt? At what point will Cooper try playing different tactics that don't involve putting our defenders under huge pressure?

The tactics of stroking the ball around the defence and throwing out hospital balls to defenders with forwards bearing down on them is great when you're 6-0 up and the crowd can do the ole's but when you can't buy a win away from home and you have a team full of youngsters low on confidence with no leaders then surely go back to percentages get the ball down the channels away from our goal and half.

In general teams press us more at home where they give us no time on the ball, and teams that do their homework press at the County Ground too. There's a fairly obvious trend in results......when that happens we struggle... yet we don't change tactics just tweak the personnel slightly and still the lame performances stack up..

I would like to see us go 4-4-2 with wingers and the following line up.

Wes
Nathan Branco Ward Jay
Pritchard Luongo Hall/Louis Byrne
Ranger Storey
[quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Di kanny oh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Red & White Dragon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cookie43[/bold] wrote: If you lot of moaners put all the energy you use moaning and groaning into supporting the team then maybe our gates will go up and we can afford new players etc. Yes its hard going at the moment and its not nice here at gillingham. But we have NO MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!! So all you lot who think we can afford hoddle total dreamers !!!! Who are we going to get in manager and player wise of any real quality at the moment yes we need defenders but all we can is loan as WE HAVE NO MONEY!!!!!! mid table security will be fantastic this season under all the restraints we have had to deal with. Changing the manager will not help the situation. Cooper is stuck with these players and our defence is non existent i agree its bloody awful but i support my team my club and who ever is in charge because i am a fan i do not spent my whole time moaning and groaning and launching vile attacks on a manager working with what he has under awful conditions, some fans need to get a check on reality WE HAVE NO MONEY!!!!! we are a club on the edge of financial problems scraping by on gates of 7000 ish so all you stay away fans are only hurting the club more and then you moan and groan maybe with higher gates we can afford more players and more managers to hurl abuse at[/p][/quote]Great post. Cant agree more. What were some fan expecting this season. Not being in a relegation battle for one is positive, I'm sorry to say I was expecting that!. Ending in mid table was going to be a good season. Finishing in the top 10 would be a very good season. Challenging for a play off place is, under the conditions this season, an excellent season. And possible cup final as well. Really what are some fans going to be happy with. There was a part of last season that I thought we wouldn't have a club any more.[/p][/quote]Excellent post far too many fans expecting us to walk this division and win every game. Get real will some of you, all this tripe about playoffs is fans living in fantasy land and may be eating the magic mushrooms. Reality checks needed and we have exceeded expectations, have little money, and have a very young squad who are extremely naive and have plenty to learn. I am afraid Cooper is guilty of trying to please the fans away from home by constant chopping and changing of the team but the fact is we are in need of more experienced players to help the youngsters and add some steel to the team and this simply will not happen with no or little money. We cannot compete even with teams like Rotherham who are financing their assault on the play offs. Why do you fans think McCormack left hey?? he wanted to keep his high wages which we can not compete with. If some of the clowns giving the criticism actually supported their club by attending matches then may be that could be the difference but on gates of 7000 forget play offs. WE ARE A MID TABLE TEAM AND THAT IS A FACT. We will lose games and we will win games and sooner some get that in their heads the better.[/p][/quote]Echo the above posts, time for some to be realistic this season, most out there predicted relegation so how they have the nerve to complain when we're in the top 10 is beyond me. As for Hoddle, dream on!! Cooper doing a decent job and won't be going anywhere soon.[/p][/quote]Wages don't buy commitment there's thousands who run through brick walls for their teams week in week out at any level of football. Fans who travel up and down the country can by all means complain at what they are seeing, I'm certainly not going to cheer every time we get beat lamely and the manager yet again blames it on youth. Yes they are learning but at what point will they have learnt? At what point will Cooper try playing different tactics that don't involve putting our defenders under huge pressure? The tactics of stroking the ball around the defence and throwing out hospital balls to defenders with forwards bearing down on them is great when you're 6-0 up and the crowd can do the ole's but when you can't buy a win away from home and you have a team full of youngsters low on confidence with no leaders then surely go back to percentages get the ball down the channels away from our goal and half. In general teams press us more at home where they give us no time on the ball, and teams that do their homework press at the County Ground too. There's a fairly obvious trend in results......when that happens we struggle... yet we don't change tactics just tweak the personnel slightly and still the lame performances stack up.. I would like to see us go 4-4-2 with wingers and the following line up. Wes Nathan Branco Ward Jay Pritchard Luongo Hall/Louis Byrne Ranger Storey Wilesy

1:22am Sun 19 Jan 14

stranglers says...

Davidsyrett wrote:
Di kanny oh wrote:
Red & White Dragon wrote:
Cookie43 wrote:
If you lot of moaners put all the energy you use moaning and groaning into supporting the team then maybe our gates will go up and we can afford new players etc. Yes its hard going at the moment and its not nice here at gillingham. But we have NO MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!
So all you lot who think we can afford hoddle total dreamers !!!!
Who are we going to get in manager and player wise of any real quality at the moment yes we need defenders but all we can is loan as WE HAVE NO MONEY!!!!!!
mid table security will be fantastic this season under all the restraints we have had to deal with.
Changing the manager will not help the situation. Cooper is stuck with these players and our defence is non existent i agree its bloody awful but i support my team my club and who ever is in charge because i am a fan i do not spent my whole time moaning and groaning and launching vile attacks on a manager working with what he has under awful conditions, some fans need to get a check on reality WE HAVE NO MONEY!!!!! we are a club on the edge of financial problems scraping by on gates of 7000 ish so all you stay away fans are only hurting the club more and then you moan and groan maybe with higher gates we can afford more players and more managers to hurl abuse at
Great post. Cant agree more. What were some fan expecting this season. Not being in a relegation battle for one is positive, I'm sorry to say I was expecting that!. Ending in mid table was going to be a good season. Finishing in the top 10 would be a very good season. Challenging for a play off place is, under the conditions this season, an excellent season. And possible cup final as well. Really what are some fans going to be happy with. There was a part of last season that I thought we wouldn't have a club any more.
Excellent post far too many fans expecting us to walk this division and win every game. Get real will some of you, all this tripe about playoffs is fans living in fantasy land and may be eating the magic mushrooms. Reality checks needed and we have exceeded expectations, have little money, and have a very young squad who are extremely naive and have plenty to learn. I am afraid Cooper is guilty of trying to please the fans away from home by constant chopping and changing of the team but the fact is we are in need of more experienced players to help the youngsters and add some steel to the team and this simply will not happen with no or little money. We cannot compete even with teams like Rotherham who are financing their assault on the play offs. Why do you fans think McCormack left hey?? he wanted to keep his high wages which we can not compete with. If some of the clowns giving the criticism actually supported their club by attending matches then may be that could be the difference but on gates of 7000 forget play offs. WE ARE A MID TABLE TEAM AND THAT IS A FACT. We will lose games and we will win games and sooner some get that in their heads the better.
Echo the above posts, time for some to be realistic this season, most out there predicted relegation so how they have the nerve to complain when we're in the top 10 is beyond me. As for Hoddle, dream on!! Cooper doing a decent job and won't be going anywhere soon.
Cooper doing an excellent job, get real. "most out there predicted relegation" yes, because Mark Cooper is the manager.
[quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Di kanny oh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Red & White Dragon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cookie43[/bold] wrote: If you lot of moaners put all the energy you use moaning and groaning into supporting the team then maybe our gates will go up and we can afford new players etc. Yes its hard going at the moment and its not nice here at gillingham. But we have NO MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!! So all you lot who think we can afford hoddle total dreamers !!!! Who are we going to get in manager and player wise of any real quality at the moment yes we need defenders but all we can is loan as WE HAVE NO MONEY!!!!!! mid table security will be fantastic this season under all the restraints we have had to deal with. Changing the manager will not help the situation. Cooper is stuck with these players and our defence is non existent i agree its bloody awful but i support my team my club and who ever is in charge because i am a fan i do not spent my whole time moaning and groaning and launching vile attacks on a manager working with what he has under awful conditions, some fans need to get a check on reality WE HAVE NO MONEY!!!!! we are a club on the edge of financial problems scraping by on gates of 7000 ish so all you stay away fans are only hurting the club more and then you moan and groan maybe with higher gates we can afford more players and more managers to hurl abuse at[/p][/quote]Great post. Cant agree more. What were some fan expecting this season. Not being in a relegation battle for one is positive, I'm sorry to say I was expecting that!. Ending in mid table was going to be a good season. Finishing in the top 10 would be a very good season. Challenging for a play off place is, under the conditions this season, an excellent season. And possible cup final as well. Really what are some fans going to be happy with. There was a part of last season that I thought we wouldn't have a club any more.[/p][/quote]Excellent post far too many fans expecting us to walk this division and win every game. Get real will some of you, all this tripe about playoffs is fans living in fantasy land and may be eating the magic mushrooms. Reality checks needed and we have exceeded expectations, have little money, and have a very young squad who are extremely naive and have plenty to learn. I am afraid Cooper is guilty of trying to please the fans away from home by constant chopping and changing of the team but the fact is we are in need of more experienced players to help the youngsters and add some steel to the team and this simply will not happen with no or little money. We cannot compete even with teams like Rotherham who are financing their assault on the play offs. Why do you fans think McCormack left hey?? he wanted to keep his high wages which we can not compete with. If some of the clowns giving the criticism actually supported their club by attending matches then may be that could be the difference but on gates of 7000 forget play offs. WE ARE A MID TABLE TEAM AND THAT IS A FACT. We will lose games and we will win games and sooner some get that in their heads the better.[/p][/quote]Echo the above posts, time for some to be realistic this season, most out there predicted relegation so how they have the nerve to complain when we're in the top 10 is beyond me. As for Hoddle, dream on!! Cooper doing a decent job and won't be going anywhere soon.[/p][/quote]Cooper doing an excellent job, get real. "most out there predicted relegation" yes, because Mark Cooper is the manager. stranglers

1:29am Sun 19 Jan 14

stranglers says...

Red & White Dragon wrote:
stranglers wrote:
Red & White Dragon wrote:
Cookie43 wrote:
If you lot of moaners put all the energy you use moaning and groaning into supporting the team then maybe our gates will go up and we can afford new players etc. Yes its hard going at the moment and its not nice here at gillingham. But we have NO MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!
So all you lot who think we can afford hoddle total dreamers !!!!
Who are we going to get in manager and player wise of any real quality at the moment yes we need defenders but all we can is loan as WE HAVE NO MONEY!!!!!!
mid table security will be fantastic this season under all the restraints we have had to deal with.
Changing the manager will not help the situation. Cooper is stuck with these players and our defence is non existent i agree its bloody awful but i support my team my club and who ever is in charge because i am a fan i do not spent my whole time moaning and groaning and launching vile attacks on a manager working with what he has under awful conditions, some fans need to get a check on reality WE HAVE NO MONEY!!!!! we are a club on the edge of financial problems scraping by on gates of 7000 ish so all you stay away fans are only hurting the club more and then you moan and groan maybe with higher gates we can afford more players and more managers to hurl abuse at
Great post. Cant agree more. What were some fan expecting this season. Not being in a relegation battle for one is positive, I'm sorry to say I was expecting that!. Ending in mid table was going to be a good season. Finishing in the top 10 would be a very good season. Challenging for a play off place is, under the conditions this season, an excellent season. And possible cup final as well. Really what are some fans going to be happy with. There was a part of last season that I thought we wouldn't have a club any more.
Rose tinted glasses again.
Stranglers- If your comment is aimed at my post in what way are my views through "rose tinted glasses".
Sorry, nothing personal, generic comment to all those that seem to be happy with the shambles we are witnessing.
[quote][p][bold]Red & White Dragon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stranglers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Red & White Dragon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cookie43[/bold] wrote: If you lot of moaners put all the energy you use moaning and groaning into supporting the team then maybe our gates will go up and we can afford new players etc. Yes its hard going at the moment and its not nice here at gillingham. But we have NO MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!! So all you lot who think we can afford hoddle total dreamers !!!! Who are we going to get in manager and player wise of any real quality at the moment yes we need defenders but all we can is loan as WE HAVE NO MONEY!!!!!! mid table security will be fantastic this season under all the restraints we have had to deal with. Changing the manager will not help the situation. Cooper is stuck with these players and our defence is non existent i agree its bloody awful but i support my team my club and who ever is in charge because i am a fan i do not spent my whole time moaning and groaning and launching vile attacks on a manager working with what he has under awful conditions, some fans need to get a check on reality WE HAVE NO MONEY!!!!! we are a club on the edge of financial problems scraping by on gates of 7000 ish so all you stay away fans are only hurting the club more and then you moan and groan maybe with higher gates we can afford more players and more managers to hurl abuse at[/p][/quote]Great post. Cant agree more. What were some fan expecting this season. Not being in a relegation battle for one is positive, I'm sorry to say I was expecting that!. Ending in mid table was going to be a good season. Finishing in the top 10 would be a very good season. Challenging for a play off place is, under the conditions this season, an excellent season. And possible cup final as well. Really what are some fans going to be happy with. There was a part of last season that I thought we wouldn't have a club any more.[/p][/quote]Rose tinted glasses again.[/p][/quote]Stranglers- If your comment is aimed at my post in what way are my views through "rose tinted glasses".[/p][/quote]Sorry, nothing personal, generic comment to all those that seem to be happy with the shambles we are witnessing. stranglers

6:03am Sun 19 Jan 14

Dover Red says...

No ones happy with whats happening , just the sensible ones understand it . Home form will keep us safe this season. At least most of you don't have to work with 6 gills fans on Monday, the joys of living in Kent !!
No ones happy with whats happening , just the sensible ones understand it . Home form will keep us safe this season. At least most of you don't have to work with 6 gills fans on Monday, the joys of living in Kent !! Dover Red

7:04am Sun 19 Jan 14

mancrobin says...

dreamofacleansheet2 wrote:
Hopefully Troy comes back in ASAP and for god's sake Cooper we're on your side but please we have a tackling midfielder who's surprisingly good on the ball as well. Get Louis T in the team especially away from home. I've been saying it all season and whether your a Spurs loanee, Ranger or anyone else there is never any excuse for not breaking your go nads with effort and commitment. Press press press and get stuck in at the very least......
Do we know where Troy's return is up to? It was being reported around Xmas time that he was on the verge if the first team.
[quote][p][bold]dreamofacleansheet2[/bold] wrote: Hopefully Troy comes back in ASAP and for god's sake Cooper we're on your side but please we have a tackling midfielder who's surprisingly good on the ball as well. Get Louis T in the team especially away from home. I've been saying it all season and whether your a Spurs loanee, Ranger or anyone else there is never any excuse for not breaking your go nads with effort and commitment. Press press press and get stuck in at the very least......[/p][/quote]Do we know where Troy's return is up to? It was being reported around Xmas time that he was on the verge if the first team. mancrobin

8:31am Sun 19 Jan 14

Wilesy says...

Dover Red wrote:
No ones happy with whats happening , just the sensible ones understand it . Home form will keep us safe this season. At least most of you don't have to work with 6 gills fans on Monday, the joys of living in Kent !!
Unlucky with that Dover!

Appreciate it's just down to money, take a look at Southampton. On their away days they travel maybe 2 days in advance, team of people go in and clean the already clean hotel bedrooms, bringing in player specific mattresses and washing the sheets with player specific washing powder that they use at home so they smell the same and the players feel at home. Their own chefs then prepare the food.

Compare that to Swindon where I believe most of the time the players rock up on the coach on the day of the game to save on hotel costs.

Different world!
[quote][p][bold]Dover Red[/bold] wrote: No ones happy with whats happening , just the sensible ones understand it . Home form will keep us safe this season. At least most of you don't have to work with 6 gills fans on Monday, the joys of living in Kent !![/p][/quote]Unlucky with that Dover! Appreciate it's just down to money, take a look at Southampton. On their away days they travel maybe 2 days in advance, team of people go in and clean the already clean hotel bedrooms, bringing in player specific mattresses and washing the sheets with player specific washing powder that they use at home so they smell the same and the players feel at home. Their own chefs then prepare the food. Compare that to Swindon where I believe most of the time the players rock up on the coach on the day of the game to save on hotel costs. Different world! Wilesy

9:04am Sun 19 Jan 14

smirg kcab says...

Nothing has changed outside the southern belle after 100%
On the pitch 0% another pathetic shamble of formation and tactics and team selection and lack of transfers
The word on the train home, the natives are all going to call for coopers head.
Even I am losing patience now, and his after match comments on post match, makes it harder to back him
Nothing has changed outside the southern belle after 100% On the pitch 0% another pathetic shamble of formation and tactics and team selection and lack of transfers The word on the train home, the natives are all going to call for coopers head. Even I am losing patience now, and his after match comments on post match, makes it harder to back him smirg kcab

9:34am Sun 19 Jan 14

Blazing Riff says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Blazing Riff wrote:
Urgently required. Defence coach. Attacking/shooting coach. Goalkeeping coach. Sports psychologist. Rich sponsor. Better players. Experienced manager. Experienced Chairperson. Loadsaluck etc. etc. etc.!
BR, I think you're over-complicating it. The urgent requirement is players - and not many of them. A good solid lower division centre half and a grafting midfielder needn't cost the earth.

Just heard Cooper saying that the big requirement is a number 9. He's clearly not happy with Ranger's effort. That's fair enough but if he really thinks that's our biggest weakness, he's living in cloud cuckoo land.
Hi Mr. Den. It was just the frustration pouring out as I'm sure is true of many of our teams supporters. However, there is undoubtedly something odd about the stark contrasts in home and away form which is where the psychology might prove useful. Also, BBC coverage showed a similar number of goal attempts with us having the edge on 'on target' attempts yet no fruit to bear. You're right of course regarding the central defender - maybe Troy will fulfil that role - and a tough, grafting midfielder. We're not getting those elusive away goals to perhaps turn the match around when we go behind and that's a big worry. Nile Ranger is great at holding up the ball but his strike rate is not up to the mark but, that may not be entirely his fault if provision from midfield isn't there. We must all accept this is a transition season and some should stop dreaming of play offs etc. 'though we all secretly hope for it! What disappoints is the apparent lack of fight in many of those away defeats. Wonder where we would be if Mrs. Oi Den had got the job? I bet the discipline would have been spot on!
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blazing Riff[/bold] wrote: Urgently required. Defence coach. Attacking/shooting coach. Goalkeeping coach. Sports psychologist. Rich sponsor. Better players. Experienced manager. Experienced Chairperson. Loadsaluck etc. etc. etc.![/p][/quote]BR, I think you're over-complicating it. The urgent requirement is players - and not many of them. A good solid lower division centre half and a grafting midfielder needn't cost the earth. Just heard Cooper saying that the big requirement is a number 9. He's clearly not happy with Ranger's effort. That's fair enough but if he really thinks that's our biggest weakness, he's living in cloud cuckoo land.[/p][/quote]Hi Mr. Den. It was just the frustration pouring out as I'm sure is true of many of our teams supporters. However, there is undoubtedly something odd about the stark contrasts in home and away form which is where the psychology might prove useful. Also, BBC coverage showed a similar number of goal attempts with us having the edge on 'on target' attempts yet no fruit to bear. You're right of course regarding the central defender - maybe Troy will fulfil that role - and a tough, grafting midfielder. We're not getting those elusive away goals to perhaps turn the match around when we go behind and that's a big worry. Nile Ranger is great at holding up the ball but his strike rate is not up to the mark but, that may not be entirely his fault if provision from midfield isn't there. We must all accept this is a transition season and some should stop dreaming of play offs etc. 'though we all secretly hope for it! What disappoints is the apparent lack of fight in many of those away defeats. Wonder where we would be if Mrs. Oi Den had got the job? I bet the discipline would have been spot on! Blazing Riff

9:50am Sun 19 Jan 14

chalkswindon says...

There is definitely an issue with the away set up.

Am I right in thinking the team now travel on match day I don't think this used to be the case even last season I think (I don't know though) that we were staying away night before away games. I kind of think I recall someone from the club saying with the new coach facilities this would save the club overnight expenses.

Is it the tactics away from home ? You have to wonder Cooper seems to be turning to Mr Tinker with the formation, each week is this a sign of desperation or trying to get it right.

The longer the poor away form continues the harder it is to get it out of players minds. It becomes a monkey on the players back.

We have a chance against Shrewsbury to go out and really turn on the style and get a decent result. If we can do that then go away to Walsall why not keep the same team and formation (injury and suspensions excluded obviously) and really have a go at them tell the team to just go out and play as if you were at home.

I still personally think we need a Centre Half that can come in organise things a bit better.
There is definitely an issue with the away set up. Am I right in thinking the team now travel on match day I don't think this used to be the case even last season I think (I don't know though) that we were staying away night before away games. I kind of think I recall someone from the club saying with the new coach facilities this would save the club overnight expenses. Is it the tactics away from home ? You have to wonder Cooper seems to be turning to Mr Tinker with the formation, each week is this a sign of desperation or trying to get it right. The longer the poor away form continues the harder it is to get it out of players minds. It becomes a monkey on the players back. We have a chance against Shrewsbury to go out and really turn on the style and get a decent result. If we can do that then go away to Walsall why not keep the same team and formation (injury and suspensions excluded obviously) and really have a go at them tell the team to just go out and play as if you were at home. I still personally think we need a Centre Half that can come in organise things a bit better. chalkswindon

10:38am Sun 19 Jan 14

smirg kcab says...

I've now come to the conclusion that cooper don't go and watch matches and don't watch any videos of teams previous games and goes in blinkered, lets be fair the notts county manager certainly done the homework against a useless bottom club called Stevenage who we should have beaten with our team.
End of from a furious grim.
I've now come to the conclusion that cooper don't go and watch matches and don't watch any videos of teams previous games and goes in blinkered, lets be fair the notts county manager certainly done the homework against a useless bottom club called Stevenage who we should have beaten with our team. End of from a furious grim. smirg kcab

11:46am Sun 19 Jan 14

Oi Den! says...

Blazing Riff wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Blazing Riff wrote:
Urgently required. Defence coach. Attacking/shooting coach. Goalkeeping coach. Sports psychologist. Rich sponsor. Better players. Experienced manager. Experienced Chairperson. Loadsaluck etc. etc. etc.!
BR, I think you're over-complicating it. The urgent requirement is players - and not many of them. A good solid lower division centre half and a grafting midfielder needn't cost the earth.

Just heard Cooper saying that the big requirement is a number 9. He's clearly not happy with Ranger's effort. That's fair enough but if he really thinks that's our biggest weakness, he's living in cloud cuckoo land.
Hi Mr. Den. It was just the frustration pouring out as I'm sure is true of many of our teams supporters. However, there is undoubtedly something odd about the stark contrasts in home and away form which is where the psychology might prove useful. Also, BBC coverage showed a similar number of goal attempts with us having the edge on 'on target' attempts yet no fruit to bear. You're right of course regarding the central defender - maybe Troy will fulfil that role - and a tough, grafting midfielder. We're not getting those elusive away goals to perhaps turn the match around when we go behind and that's a big worry. Nile Ranger is great at holding up the ball but his strike rate is not up to the mark but, that may not be entirely his fault if provision from midfield isn't there. We must all accept this is a transition season and some should stop dreaming of play offs etc. 'though we all secretly hope for it! What disappoints is the apparent lack of fight in many of those away defeats. Wonder where we would be if Mrs. Oi Den had got the job? I bet the discipline would have been spot on!
You're right. She wouldn't stand for any messing.

Seriously though, the difference between the home and away form has to be down to the different nature of the challenge. We have many players who are comfortable when the opposition sits back and defends. We don't get that luxury away from home, where you need players who are able and willing to fight for the cause.
[quote][p][bold]Blazing Riff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blazing Riff[/bold] wrote: Urgently required. Defence coach. Attacking/shooting coach. Goalkeeping coach. Sports psychologist. Rich sponsor. Better players. Experienced manager. Experienced Chairperson. Loadsaluck etc. etc. etc.![/p][/quote]BR, I think you're over-complicating it. The urgent requirement is players - and not many of them. A good solid lower division centre half and a grafting midfielder needn't cost the earth. Just heard Cooper saying that the big requirement is a number 9. He's clearly not happy with Ranger's effort. That's fair enough but if he really thinks that's our biggest weakness, he's living in cloud cuckoo land.[/p][/quote]Hi Mr. Den. It was just the frustration pouring out as I'm sure is true of many of our teams supporters. However, there is undoubtedly something odd about the stark contrasts in home and away form which is where the psychology might prove useful. Also, BBC coverage showed a similar number of goal attempts with us having the edge on 'on target' attempts yet no fruit to bear. You're right of course regarding the central defender - maybe Troy will fulfil that role - and a tough, grafting midfielder. We're not getting those elusive away goals to perhaps turn the match around when we go behind and that's a big worry. Nile Ranger is great at holding up the ball but his strike rate is not up to the mark but, that may not be entirely his fault if provision from midfield isn't there. We must all accept this is a transition season and some should stop dreaming of play offs etc. 'though we all secretly hope for it! What disappoints is the apparent lack of fight in many of those away defeats. Wonder where we would be if Mrs. Oi Den had got the job? I bet the discipline would have been spot on![/p][/quote]You're right. She wouldn't stand for any messing. Seriously though, the difference between the home and away form has to be down to the different nature of the challenge. We have many players who are comfortable when the opposition sits back and defends. We don't get that luxury away from home, where you need players who are able and willing to fight for the cause. Oi Den!

1:31pm Sun 19 Jan 14

the don69 says...

P14 W2 D3 L9=9points from 42 woeful, Coops&Powers job to find out WHY we're shat away and are very good at home! sort it enough said.
P14 W2 D3 L9=9points from 42 woeful, Coops&Powers job to find out WHY we're shat away and are very good at home! sort it enough said. the don69

3:36pm Sun 19 Jan 14

Red Rascal says...

To those who laud Ranger I thought he was very poor yesterday. Held the ball up OK occasionally but apart from that nothing. I bet the stats show that DNG ran further in his brief appearance than Nile did in 95 mins. Unfit I suspect from lack of training. Our new boy looked OK but stuck out on the wing he didn't get much of an opening on goal and when he did he took a fraction too long and was blocked.

Not a bad second half performance but very little penetration. Most of the game we had nobody in the Gills box so even when the ball went down the channels there was nobody there to receive a center - only Pritchard once. Nile should be busting a gut to get in the middle but he didn't do that at all yesterday.
To those who laud Ranger I thought he was very poor yesterday. Held the ball up OK occasionally but apart from that nothing. I bet the stats show that DNG ran further in his brief appearance than Nile did in 95 mins. Unfit I suspect from lack of training. Our new boy looked OK but stuck out on the wing he didn't get much of an opening on goal and when he did he took a fraction too long and was blocked. Not a bad second half performance but very little penetration. Most of the game we had nobody in the Gills box so even when the ball went down the channels there was nobody there to receive a center - only Pritchard once. Nile should be busting a gut to get in the middle but he didn't do that at all yesterday. Red Rascal

4:14pm Sun 19 Jan 14

dazzastfc says...

the don69 wrote:
P14 W2 D3 L9=9points from 42 woeful, Coops&Powers job to find out WHY we're shat away and are very good at home! sort it enough said.
SPOT ON DON....

STFC last 10 games = 12 points from 30...

F...ING SHOCKING
[quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: P14 W2 D3 L9=9points from 42 woeful, Coops&Powers job to find out WHY we're shat away and are very good at home! sort it enough said.[/p][/quote]SPOT ON DON.... STFC last 10 games = 12 points from 30... F...ING SHOCKING dazzastfc

4:26pm Sun 19 Jan 14

Bassett Hound says...

Did anyone read the football league paper today, MC completely slating Nile Ranger. Looks like his days are numbered. He says he wants a number 9 to bust a gut for the team and Ranger has not been doing that.
Did anyone read the football league paper today, MC completely slating Nile Ranger. Looks like his days are numbered. He says he wants a number 9 to bust a gut for the team and Ranger has not been doing that. Bassett Hound

5:02pm Sun 19 Jan 14

smirg kcab says...

Bassett Hound wrote:
Did anyone read the football league paper today, MC completely slating Nile Ranger. Looks like his days are numbered. He says he wants a number 9 to bust a gut for the team and Ranger has not been doing that.
I think cooper should start with the basics remove those two woefull defenders hall and ward, or perhaps himself if things don't improve.
Shame hall may be out due to injury rather than cooper sending him back due to being not good enough.
Just a thought, something's got to give
[quote][p][bold]Bassett Hound[/bold] wrote: Did anyone read the football league paper today, MC completely slating Nile Ranger. Looks like his days are numbered. He says he wants a number 9 to bust a gut for the team and Ranger has not been doing that.[/p][/quote]I think cooper should start with the basics remove those two woefull defenders hall and ward, or perhaps himself if things don't improve. Shame hall may be out due to injury rather than cooper sending him back due to being not good enough. Just a thought, something's got to give smirg kcab

5:32pm Sun 19 Jan 14

sagadude says...

5:24pm Sun 19 Jan 14
sagadude says...

Now ladies, I have always been prepared to err on the side of caution and give Cooper a chance due to his limited funds and a heavy reliance on loan players. However it seems he has not the skills tattically to respond or what to change when the team is struggling away from home.

I would like to listen to comments on my personal dream and whether you think I have a case for reality or is it just a dream:

1. Power tasks a risk and approaches a certain Mr Hoddle to take the helm at STFC, due to his Spurs contacts and self belief.

2. Hoddle accepts the offer and joins on Coopers wages. Why not, the chance of getting back into management, and he is not short of a Bob or two himself. Was rumoured to be a millionaire before he joined the Town in 1992.

3. Hoddle brings in his academy players costing less than new purchases, and collectively trains the Spurs loanees alongside his new academy players to form a great footballing side and an improved defensive team.

4. Players all respond even though it is too late this season to make a play off place?.

5. Next season sees the addition of a few old heads. Investors come in due to the new Hoddle/Power plan. Promotion is gained :-)

6. As a championship side, the crowds increase, the Swindon council and local businesses respond. Plans for a new stadium are passed ( Nationwide or Honda stadium ?)

7. Championship level is achieved, and STFC emulate Reading to a certain degree.

8. Hoddle leaves for Spurs - job done.

This is achievable Mr Power, are you reading this ?. Why miss a potential opportunity. It is worth asking Glen, it is worth a try, nothing to lose accept the present manager who has done his best, but is not enough it seems.
5:24pm Sun 19 Jan 14 sagadude says... Now ladies, I have always been prepared to err on the side of caution and give Cooper a chance due to his limited funds and a heavy reliance on loan players. However it seems he has not the skills tattically to respond or what to change when the team is struggling away from home. I would like to listen to comments on my personal dream and whether you think I have a case for reality or is it just a dream: 1. Power tasks a risk and approaches a certain Mr Hoddle to take the helm at STFC, due to his Spurs contacts and self belief. 2. Hoddle accepts the offer and joins on Coopers wages. Why not, the chance of getting back into management, and he is not short of a Bob or two himself. Was rumoured to be a millionaire before he joined the Town in 1992. 3. Hoddle brings in his academy players costing less than new purchases, and collectively trains the Spurs loanees alongside his new academy players to form a great footballing side and an improved defensive team. 4. Players all respond even though it is too late this season to make a play off place?. 5. Next season sees the addition of a few old heads. Investors come in due to the new Hoddle/Power plan. Promotion is gained :-) 6. As a championship side, the crowds increase, the Swindon council and local businesses respond. Plans for a new stadium are passed ( Nationwide or Honda stadium ?) 7. Championship level is achieved, and STFC emulate Reading to a certain degree. 8. Hoddle leaves for Spurs - job done. This is achievable Mr Power, are you reading this ?. Why miss a potential opportunity. It is worth asking Glen, it is worth a try, nothing to lose accept the present manager who has done his best, but is not enough it seems. sagadude

5:42pm Sun 19 Jan 14

smirg kcab says...

sagadude wrote:
5:24pm Sun 19 Jan 14
sagadude says...

Now ladies, I have always been prepared to err on the side of caution and give Cooper a chance due to his limited funds and a heavy reliance on loan players. However it seems he has not the skills tattically to respond or what to change when the team is struggling away from home.

I would like to listen to comments on my personal dream and whether you think I have a case for reality or is it just a dream:

1. Power tasks a risk and approaches a certain Mr Hoddle to take the helm at STFC, due to his Spurs contacts and self belief.

2. Hoddle accepts the offer and joins on Coopers wages. Why not, the chance of getting back into management, and he is not short of a Bob or two himself. Was rumoured to be a millionaire before he joined the Town in 1992.

3. Hoddle brings in his academy players costing less than new purchases, and collectively trains the Spurs loanees alongside his new academy players to form a great footballing side and an improved defensive team.

4. Players all respond even though it is too late this season to make a play off place?.

5. Next season sees the addition of a few old heads. Investors come in due to the new Hoddle/Power plan. Promotion is gained :-)

6. As a championship side, the crowds increase, the Swindon council and local businesses respond. Plans for a new stadium are passed ( Nationwide or Honda stadium ?)

7. Championship level is achieved, and STFC emulate Reading to a certain degree.

8. Hoddle leaves for Spurs - job done.

This is achievable Mr Power, are you reading this ?. Why miss a potential opportunity. It is worth asking Glen, it is worth a try, nothing to lose accept the present manager who has done his best, but is not enough it seems.
You missed out the main part that ronaldo scored the hat trick at wembley in the 3-0 win in the play offs to take us to the chamionship
[quote][p][bold]sagadude[/bold] wrote: 5:24pm Sun 19 Jan 14 sagadude says... Now ladies, I have always been prepared to err on the side of caution and give Cooper a chance due to his limited funds and a heavy reliance on loan players. However it seems he has not the skills tattically to respond or what to change when the team is struggling away from home. I would like to listen to comments on my personal dream and whether you think I have a case for reality or is it just a dream: 1. Power tasks a risk and approaches a certain Mr Hoddle to take the helm at STFC, due to his Spurs contacts and self belief. 2. Hoddle accepts the offer and joins on Coopers wages. Why not, the chance of getting back into management, and he is not short of a Bob or two himself. Was rumoured to be a millionaire before he joined the Town in 1992. 3. Hoddle brings in his academy players costing less than new purchases, and collectively trains the Spurs loanees alongside his new academy players to form a great footballing side and an improved defensive team. 4. Players all respond even though it is too late this season to make a play off place?. 5. Next season sees the addition of a few old heads. Investors come in due to the new Hoddle/Power plan. Promotion is gained :-) 6. As a championship side, the crowds increase, the Swindon council and local businesses respond. Plans for a new stadium are passed ( Nationwide or Honda stadium ?) 7. Championship level is achieved, and STFC emulate Reading to a certain degree. 8. Hoddle leaves for Spurs - job done. This is achievable Mr Power, are you reading this ?. Why miss a potential opportunity. It is worth asking Glen, it is worth a try, nothing to lose accept the present manager who has done his best, but is not enough it seems.[/p][/quote]You missed out the main part that ronaldo scored the hat trick at wembley in the 3-0 win in the play offs to take us to the chamionship smirg kcab

6:09pm Sun 19 Jan 14

alchafreds says...

Davidsyrett wrote:
Di kanny oh wrote:
Red & White Dragon wrote:
Cookie43 wrote:
If you lot of moaners put all the energy you use moaning and groaning into supporting the team then maybe our gates will go up and we can afford new players etc. Yes its hard going at the moment and its not nice here at gillingham. But we have NO MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!
So all you lot who think we can afford hoddle total dreamers !!!!
Who are we going to get in manager and player wise of any real quality at the moment yes we need defenders but all we can is loan as WE HAVE NO MONEY!!!!!!
mid table security will be fantastic this season under all the restraints we have had to deal with.
Changing the manager will not help the situation. Cooper is stuck with these players and our defence is non existent i agree its bloody awful but i support my team my club and who ever is in charge because i am a fan i do not spent my whole time moaning and groaning and launching vile attacks on a manager working with what he has under awful conditions, some fans need to get a check on reality WE HAVE NO MONEY!!!!! we are a club on the edge of financial problems scraping by on gates of 7000 ish so all you stay away fans are only hurting the club more and then you moan and groan maybe with higher gates we can afford more players and more managers to hurl abuse at
Great post. Cant agree more. What were some fan expecting this season. Not being in a relegation battle for one is positive, I'm sorry to say I was expecting that!. Ending in mid table was going to be a good season. Finishing in the top 10 would be a very good season. Challenging for a play off place is, under the conditions this season, an excellent season. And possible cup final as well. Really what are some fans going to be happy with. There was a part of last season that I thought we wouldn't have a club any more.
Excellent post far too many fans expecting us to walk this division and win every game. Get real will some of you, all this tripe about playoffs is fans living in fantasy land and may be eating the magic mushrooms. Reality checks needed and we have exceeded expectations, have little money, and have a very young squad who are extremely naive and have plenty to learn. I am afraid Cooper is guilty of trying to please the fans away from home by constant chopping and changing of the team but the fact is we are in need of more experienced players to help the youngsters and add some steel to the team and this simply will not happen with no or little money. We cannot compete even with teams like Rotherham who are financing their assault on the play offs. Why do you fans think McCormack left hey?? he wanted to keep his high wages which we can not compete with. If some of the clowns giving the criticism actually supported their club by attending matches then may be that could be the difference but on gates of 7000 forget play offs. WE ARE A MID TABLE TEAM AND THAT IS A FACT. We will lose games and we will win games and sooner some get that in their heads the better.
Echo the above posts, time for some to be realistic this season, most out there predicted relegation so how they have the nerve to complain when we're in the top 10 is beyond me. As for Hoddle, dream on!! Cooper doing a decent job and won't be going anywhere soon.
shame.
[quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Di kanny oh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Red & White Dragon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cookie43[/bold] wrote: If you lot of moaners put all the energy you use moaning and groaning into supporting the team then maybe our gates will go up and we can afford new players etc. Yes its hard going at the moment and its not nice here at gillingham. But we have NO MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!! So all you lot who think we can afford hoddle total dreamers !!!! Who are we going to get in manager and player wise of any real quality at the moment yes we need defenders but all we can is loan as WE HAVE NO MONEY!!!!!! mid table security will be fantastic this season under all the restraints we have had to deal with. Changing the manager will not help the situation. Cooper is stuck with these players and our defence is non existent i agree its bloody awful but i support my team my club and who ever is in charge because i am a fan i do not spent my whole time moaning and groaning and launching vile attacks on a manager working with what he has under awful conditions, some fans need to get a check on reality WE HAVE NO MONEY!!!!! we are a club on the edge of financial problems scraping by on gates of 7000 ish so all you stay away fans are only hurting the club more and then you moan and groan maybe with higher gates we can afford more players and more managers to hurl abuse at[/p][/quote]Great post. Cant agree more. What were some fan expecting this season. Not being in a relegation battle for one is positive, I'm sorry to say I was expecting that!. Ending in mid table was going to be a good season. Finishing in the top 10 would be a very good season. Challenging for a play off place is, under the conditions this season, an excellent season. And possible cup final as well. Really what are some fans going to be happy with. There was a part of last season that I thought we wouldn't have a club any more.[/p][/quote]Excellent post far too many fans expecting us to walk this division and win every game. Get real will some of you, all this tripe about playoffs is fans living in fantasy land and may be eating the magic mushrooms. Reality checks needed and we have exceeded expectations, have little money, and have a very young squad who are extremely naive and have plenty to learn. I am afraid Cooper is guilty of trying to please the fans away from home by constant chopping and changing of the team but the fact is we are in need of more experienced players to help the youngsters and add some steel to the team and this simply will not happen with no or little money. We cannot compete even with teams like Rotherham who are financing their assault on the play offs. Why do you fans think McCormack left hey?? he wanted to keep his high wages which we can not compete with. If some of the clowns giving the criticism actually supported their club by attending matches then may be that could be the difference but on gates of 7000 forget play offs. WE ARE A MID TABLE TEAM AND THAT IS A FACT. We will lose games and we will win games and sooner some get that in their heads the better.[/p][/quote]Echo the above posts, time for some to be realistic this season, most out there predicted relegation so how they have the nerve to complain when we're in the top 10 is beyond me. As for Hoddle, dream on!! Cooper doing a decent job and won't be going anywhere soon.[/p][/quote]shame. alchafreds

6:14pm Sun 19 Jan 14

alchafreds says...

smirg kcab wrote:
Bassett Hound wrote:
Did anyone read the football league paper today, MC completely slating Nile Ranger. Looks like his days are numbered. He says he wants a number 9 to bust a gut for the team and Ranger has not been doing that.
I think cooper should start with the basics remove those two woefull defenders hall and ward, or perhaps himself if things don't improve.
Shame hall may be out due to injury rather than cooper sending him back due to being not good enough.
Just a thought, something's got to give
spot on ;
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bassett Hound[/bold] wrote: Did anyone read the football league paper today, MC completely slating Nile Ranger. Looks like his days are numbered. He says he wants a number 9 to bust a gut for the team and Ranger has not been doing that.[/p][/quote]I think cooper should start with the basics remove those two woefull defenders hall and ward, or perhaps himself if things don't improve. Shame hall may be out due to injury rather than cooper sending him back due to being not good enough. Just a thought, something's got to give[/p][/quote]spot on ; alchafreds

6:47pm Sun 19 Jan 14

The Jockster says...

smirg kcab wrote:
Bassett Hound wrote:
Did anyone read the football league paper today, MC completely slating Nile Ranger. Looks like his days are numbered. He says he wants a number 9 to bust a gut for the team and Ranger has not been doing that.
I think cooper should start with the basics remove those two woefull defenders hall and ward, or perhaps himself if things don't improve.
Shame hall may be out due to injury rather than cooper sending him back due to being not good enough.
Just a thought, something's got to give
Grim I've said for ages that the Chuckle Bros have got to go - to me to you to you to me!
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bassett Hound[/bold] wrote: Did anyone read the football league paper today, MC completely slating Nile Ranger. Looks like his days are numbered. He says he wants a number 9 to bust a gut for the team and Ranger has not been doing that.[/p][/quote]I think cooper should start with the basics remove those two woefull defenders hall and ward, or perhaps himself if things don't improve. Shame hall may be out due to injury rather than cooper sending him back due to being not good enough. Just a thought, something's got to give[/p][/quote]Grim I've said for ages that the Chuckle Bros have got to go - to me to you to you to me! The Jockster

7:11pm Sun 19 Jan 14

smirg kcab says...

The Jockster wrote:
smirg kcab wrote:
Bassett Hound wrote:
Did anyone read the football league paper today, MC completely slating Nile Ranger. Looks like his days are numbered. He says he wants a number 9 to bust a gut for the team and Ranger has not been doing that.
I think cooper should start with the basics remove those two woefull defenders hall and ward, or perhaps himself if things don't improve.
Shame hall may be out due to injury rather than cooper sending him back due to being not good enough.
Just a thought, something's got to give
Grim I've said for ages that the Chuckle Bros have got to go - to me to you to you to me!
To me to you to you to me ?.I bet the pair wish they could put one pass together let alone two lol
Our season could be saved Saturday with hall out and play miles along with ranger a no brainer in my book.
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bassett Hound[/bold] wrote: Did anyone read the football league paper today, MC completely slating Nile Ranger. Looks like his days are numbered. He says he wants a number 9 to bust a gut for the team and Ranger has not been doing that.[/p][/quote]I think cooper should start with the basics remove those two woefull defenders hall and ward, or perhaps himself if things don't improve. Shame hall may be out due to injury rather than cooper sending him back due to being not good enough. Just a thought, something's got to give[/p][/quote]Grim I've said for ages that the Chuckle Bros have got to go - to me to you to you to me![/p][/quote]To me to you to you to me ?.I bet the pair wish they could put one pass together let alone two lol Our season could be saved Saturday with hall out and play miles along with ranger a no brainer in my book. smirg kcab

8:17pm Sun 19 Jan 14

dazzastfc says...

alchafreds wrote:
Davidsyrett wrote:
Di kanny oh wrote:
Red & White Dragon wrote:
Cookie43 wrote:
If you lot of moaners put all the energy you use moaning and groaning into supporting the team then maybe our gates will go up and we can afford new players etc. Yes its hard going at the moment and its not nice here at gillingham. But we have NO MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!
So all you lot who think we can afford hoddle total dreamers !!!!
Who are we going to get in manager and player wise of any real quality at the moment yes we need defenders but all we can is loan as WE HAVE NO MONEY!!!!!!
mid table security will be fantastic this season under all the restraints we have had to deal with.
Changing the manager will not help the situation. Cooper is stuck with these players and our defence is non existent i agree its bloody awful but i support my team my club and who ever is in charge because i am a fan i do not spent my whole time moaning and groaning and launching vile attacks on a manager working with what he has under awful conditions, some fans need to get a check on reality WE HAVE NO MONEY!!!!! we are a club on the edge of financial problems scraping by on gates of 7000 ish so all you stay away fans are only hurting the club more and then you moan and groan maybe with higher gates we can afford more players and more managers to hurl abuse at
Great post. Cant agree more. What were some fan expecting this season. Not being in a relegation battle for one is positive, I'm sorry to say I was expecting that!. Ending in mid table was going to be a good season. Finishing in the top 10 would be a very good season. Challenging for a play off place is, under the conditions this season, an excellent season. And possible cup final as well. Really what are some fans going to be happy with. There was a part of last season that I thought we wouldn't have a club any more.
Excellent post far too many fans expecting us to walk this division and win every game. Get real will some of you, all this tripe about playoffs is fans living in fantasy land and may be eating the magic mushrooms. Reality checks needed and we have exceeded expectations, have little money, and have a very young squad who are extremely naive and have plenty to learn. I am afraid Cooper is guilty of trying to please the fans away from home by constant chopping and changing of the team but the fact is we are in need of more experienced players to help the youngsters and add some steel to the team and this simply will not happen with no or little money. We cannot compete even with teams like Rotherham who are financing their assault on the play offs. Why do you fans think McCormack left hey?? he wanted to keep his high wages which we can not compete with. If some of the clowns giving the criticism actually supported their club by attending matches then may be that could be the difference but on gates of 7000 forget play offs. WE ARE A MID TABLE TEAM AND THAT IS A FACT. We will lose games and we will win games and sooner some get that in their heads the better.
Echo the above posts, time for some to be realistic this season, most out there predicted relegation so how they have the nerve to complain when we're in the top 10 is beyond me. As for Hoddle, dream on!! Cooper doing a decent job and won't be going anywhere soon.
shame.
What is beyond me is how are AWAY form is so shocking...
IF top ten is not poor to you then what is..We should be at least in a playoff position as this is a poor division..
are form at the moment is very poor and its getting worse in the last 10 games..
Carry on playing the way we are without any changes in tactics we will finish in the bottom 10..
[quote][p][bold]alchafreds[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Di kanny oh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Red & White Dragon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cookie43[/bold] wrote: If you lot of moaners put all the energy you use moaning and groaning into supporting the team then maybe our gates will go up and we can afford new players etc. Yes its hard going at the moment and its not nice here at gillingham. But we have NO MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!! So all you lot who think we can afford hoddle total dreamers !!!! Who are we going to get in manager and player wise of any real quality at the moment yes we need defenders but all we can is loan as WE HAVE NO MONEY!!!!!! mid table security will be fantastic this season under all the restraints we have had to deal with. Changing the manager will not help the situation. Cooper is stuck with these players and our defence is non existent i agree its bloody awful but i support my team my club and who ever is in charge because i am a fan i do not spent my whole time moaning and groaning and launching vile attacks on a manager working with what he has under awful conditions, some fans need to get a check on reality WE HAVE NO MONEY!!!!! we are a club on the edge of financial problems scraping by on gates of 7000 ish so all you stay away fans are only hurting the club more and then you moan and groan maybe with higher gates we can afford more players and more managers to hurl abuse at[/p][/quote]Great post. Cant agree more. What were some fan expecting this season. Not being in a relegation battle for one is positive, I'm sorry to say I was expecting that!. Ending in mid table was going to be a good season. Finishing in the top 10 would be a very good season. Challenging for a play off place is, under the conditions this season, an excellent season. And possible cup final as well. Really what are some fans going to be happy with. There was a part of last season that I thought we wouldn't have a club any more.[/p][/quote]Excellent post far too many fans expecting us to walk this division and win every game. Get real will some of you, all this tripe about playoffs is fans living in fantasy land and may be eating the magic mushrooms. Reality checks needed and we have exceeded expectations, have little money, and have a very young squad who are extremely naive and have plenty to learn. I am afraid Cooper is guilty of trying to please the fans away from home by constant chopping and changing of the team but the fact is we are in need of more experienced players to help the youngsters and add some steel to the team and this simply will not happen with no or little money. We cannot compete even with teams like Rotherham who are financing their assault on the play offs. Why do you fans think McCormack left hey?? he wanted to keep his high wages which we can not compete with. If some of the clowns giving the criticism actually supported their club by attending matches then may be that could be the difference but on gates of 7000 forget play offs. WE ARE A MID TABLE TEAM AND THAT IS A FACT. We will lose games and we will win games and sooner some get that in their heads the better.[/p][/quote]Echo the above posts, time for some to be realistic this season, most out there predicted relegation so how they have the nerve to complain when we're in the top 10 is beyond me. As for Hoddle, dream on!! Cooper doing a decent job and won't be going anywhere soon.[/p][/quote]shame.[/p][/quote]What is beyond me is how are AWAY form is so shocking... IF top ten is not poor to you then what is..We should be at least in a playoff position as this is a poor division.. are form at the moment is very poor and its getting worse in the last 10 games.. Carry on playing the way we are without any changes in tactics we will finish in the bottom 10.. dazzastfc

8:24pm Sun 19 Jan 14

Robinonfire says...

Powers cheap option Manager Cooper is not working...TIME TO GET A REAL MANAGER and send him back to Non League football.
Powers cheap option Manager Cooper is not working...TIME TO GET A REAL MANAGER and send him back to Non League football. Robinonfire

8:37pm Sun 19 Jan 14

jayden says...

When you read what other clubs from our league are spending this month and some of the league 2 clubs scunny for instants you then know how far we are behind most. Lets get to 55 points as quick as possible .
When you read what other clubs from our league are spending this month and some of the league 2 clubs scunny for instants you then know how far we are behind most. Lets get to 55 points as quick as possible . jayden

10:30pm Sun 19 Jan 14

sagadude says...

smirg kcab wrote:
sagadude wrote:
5:24pm Sun 19 Jan 14
sagadude says...

Now ladies, I have always been prepared to err on the side of caution and give Cooper a chance due to his limited funds and a heavy reliance on loan players. However it seems he has not the skills tattically to respond or what to change when the team is struggling away from home.

I would like to listen to comments on my personal dream and whether you think I have a case for reality or is it just a dream:

1. Power tasks a risk and approaches a certain Mr Hoddle to take the helm at STFC, due to his Spurs contacts and self belief.

2. Hoddle accepts the offer and joins on Coopers wages. Why not, the chance of getting back into management, and he is not short of a Bob or two himself. Was rumoured to be a millionaire before he joined the Town in 1992.

3. Hoddle brings in his academy players costing less than new purchases, and collectively trains the Spurs loanees alongside his new academy players to form a great footballing side and an improved defensive team.

4. Players all respond even though it is too late this season to make a play off place?.

5. Next season sees the addition of a few old heads. Investors come in due to the new Hoddle/Power plan. Promotion is gained :-)

6. As a championship side, the crowds increase, the Swindon council and local businesses respond. Plans for a new stadium are passed ( Nationwide or Honda stadium ?)

7. Championship level is achieved, and STFC emulate Reading to a certain degree.

8. Hoddle leaves for Spurs - job done.

This is achievable Mr Power, are you reading this ?. Why miss a potential opportunity. It is worth asking Glen, it is worth a try, nothing to lose accept the present manager who has done his best, but is not enough it seems.
You missed out the main part that ronaldo scored the hat trick at wembley in the 3-0 win in the play offs to take us to the chamionship
Who's he, is he as good as Craig Maskell or Mickey Hazard.

I did say it was a dream, but a possible one.
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sagadude[/bold] wrote: 5:24pm Sun 19 Jan 14 sagadude says... Now ladies, I have always been prepared to err on the side of caution and give Cooper a chance due to his limited funds and a heavy reliance on loan players. However it seems he has not the skills tattically to respond or what to change when the team is struggling away from home. I would like to listen to comments on my personal dream and whether you think I have a case for reality or is it just a dream: 1. Power tasks a risk and approaches a certain Mr Hoddle to take the helm at STFC, due to his Spurs contacts and self belief. 2. Hoddle accepts the offer and joins on Coopers wages. Why not, the chance of getting back into management, and he is not short of a Bob or two himself. Was rumoured to be a millionaire before he joined the Town in 1992. 3. Hoddle brings in his academy players costing less than new purchases, and collectively trains the Spurs loanees alongside his new academy players to form a great footballing side and an improved defensive team. 4. Players all respond even though it is too late this season to make a play off place?. 5. Next season sees the addition of a few old heads. Investors come in due to the new Hoddle/Power plan. Promotion is gained :-) 6. As a championship side, the crowds increase, the Swindon council and local businesses respond. Plans for a new stadium are passed ( Nationwide or Honda stadium ?) 7. Championship level is achieved, and STFC emulate Reading to a certain degree. 8. Hoddle leaves for Spurs - job done. This is achievable Mr Power, are you reading this ?. Why miss a potential opportunity. It is worth asking Glen, it is worth a try, nothing to lose accept the present manager who has done his best, but is not enough it seems.[/p][/quote]You missed out the main part that ronaldo scored the hat trick at wembley in the 3-0 win in the play offs to take us to the chamionship[/p][/quote]Who's he, is he as good as Craig Maskell or Mickey Hazard. I did say it was a dream, but a possible one. sagadude

11:22pm Sun 19 Jan 14

mancrobin says...

sagadude wrote:
smirg kcab wrote:
sagadude wrote:
5:24pm Sun 19 Jan 14
sagadude says...

Now ladies, I have always been prepared to err on the side of caution and give Cooper a chance due to his limited funds and a heavy reliance on loan players. However it seems he has not the skills tattically to respond or what to change when the team is struggling away from home.

I would like to listen to comments on my personal dream and whether you think I have a case for reality or is it just a dream:

1. Power tasks a risk and approaches a certain Mr Hoddle to take the helm at STFC, due to his Spurs contacts and self belief.

2. Hoddle accepts the offer and joins on Coopers wages. Why not, the chance of getting back into management, and he is not short of a Bob or two himself. Was rumoured to be a millionaire before he joined the Town in 1992.

3. Hoddle brings in his academy players costing less than new purchases, and collectively trains the Spurs loanees alongside his new academy players to form a great footballing side and an improved defensive team.

4. Players all respond even though it is too late this season to make a play off place?.

5. Next season sees the addition of a few old heads. Investors come in due to the new Hoddle/Power plan. Promotion is gained :-)

6. As a championship side, the crowds increase, the Swindon council and local businesses respond. Plans for a new stadium are passed ( Nationwide or Honda stadium ?)

7. Championship level is achieved, and STFC emulate Reading to a certain degree.

8. Hoddle leaves for Spurs - job done.

This is achievable Mr Power, are you reading this ?. Why miss a potential opportunity. It is worth asking Glen, it is worth a try, nothing to lose accept the present manager who has done his best, but is not enough it seems.
You missed out the main part that ronaldo scored the hat trick at wembley in the 3-0 win in the play offs to take us to the chamionship
Who's he, is he as good as Craig Maskell or Mickey Hazard.

I did say it was a dream, but a possible one.
Possible, unlikely and highly enjoyable.

Lacks a bit of ambition tho Sagadude. In my fantasies Town dominate Europe for many decades beating Oxford in the Champions League Final on no less than 8 occasions.
[quote][p][bold]sagadude[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sagadude[/bold] wrote: 5:24pm Sun 19 Jan 14 sagadude says... Now ladies, I have always been prepared to err on the side of caution and give Cooper a chance due to his limited funds and a heavy reliance on loan players. However it seems he has not the skills tattically to respond or what to change when the team is struggling away from home. I would like to listen to comments on my personal dream and whether you think I have a case for reality or is it just a dream: 1. Power tasks a risk and approaches a certain Mr Hoddle to take the helm at STFC, due to his Spurs contacts and self belief. 2. Hoddle accepts the offer and joins on Coopers wages. Why not, the chance of getting back into management, and he is not short of a Bob or two himself. Was rumoured to be a millionaire before he joined the Town in 1992. 3. Hoddle brings in his academy players costing less than new purchases, and collectively trains the Spurs loanees alongside his new academy players to form a great footballing side and an improved defensive team. 4. Players all respond even though it is too late this season to make a play off place?. 5. Next season sees the addition of a few old heads. Investors come in due to the new Hoddle/Power plan. Promotion is gained :-) 6. As a championship side, the crowds increase, the Swindon council and local businesses respond. Plans for a new stadium are passed ( Nationwide or Honda stadium ?) 7. Championship level is achieved, and STFC emulate Reading to a certain degree. 8. Hoddle leaves for Spurs - job done. This is achievable Mr Power, are you reading this ?. Why miss a potential opportunity. It is worth asking Glen, it is worth a try, nothing to lose accept the present manager who has done his best, but is not enough it seems.[/p][/quote]You missed out the main part that ronaldo scored the hat trick at wembley in the 3-0 win in the play offs to take us to the chamionship[/p][/quote]Who's he, is he as good as Craig Maskell or Mickey Hazard. I did say it was a dream, but a possible one.[/p][/quote]Possible, unlikely and highly enjoyable. Lacks a bit of ambition tho Sagadude. In my fantasies Town dominate Europe for many decades beating Oxford in the Champions League Final on no less than 8 occasions. mancrobin

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