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MATCHDAY LIVE: Swindon Town v Peterborough Utd

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REPORTING BY SAM MORSHEAD & ANDY WARREN

  • Swindon Town 1 (Pritchard 32) Peterborough Utd 1 (Assombalonga 75)
  • Peterborough win 4-3 on penalties after tie finishes 3-3 on aggregate
  • Luongo and Tijane miss vital penalties before Rowe scores the winner
  • Posh top scorer Assombalonga levels with a neat header
  • Winger Pritchard had given Town the lead after profiting from poor Posh defending

  • Comments


    GiulianoGrazioli 3:52pm Mon 17 Feb 14

    COYR!!!!!! :)

    Score: 2
    Since 1950 3:55pm Mon 17 Feb 14

    Just getting ready to leave. Hope it's on. Mistake keeping the game on on Friday and that could cost us all round I fear.
    COYR!

    Score: 5
    Swindon1984 5:45pm Mon 17 Feb 14

    Since 1950 wrote…


    Just getting ready to leave. Hope it's on. Mistake keeping the game on on Friday and that could cost us all round I fear.
    COYR!

    Don't think we had much choice - as someone said earlier no different than a Saturday / Tuesday set up so can't really use that as an excuse, especially considering Peterborough had the same thing. Anyway, with a bit of grit and desire they're for the taking, COYR!

    Score: 4
    Swindonian63 7:02pm Mon 17 Feb 14

    Swindon1984 wrote…


    Since 1950 wrote…


    Just getting ready to leave. Hope it's on. Mistake keeping the game on on Friday and that could cost us all round I fear.
    COYR!
    Don't think we had much choice - as someone said earlier no different than a Saturday / Tuesday set up so can't really use that as an excuse, especially considering Peterborough had the same thing. Anyway, with a bit of grit and desire they're for the taking, COYR!

    Totally agree, grit and desire can get you a long way. I think the team that shows theses qualities most will succeed.

    Score: 0
    bluesharpbob 7:08pm Mon 17 Feb 14

    I don't think the boys will quite do it tonight. But I hope I'm wrong. It will be quite an achievement if we pull it off considering the lack of experience in the team. Fingers crossed.

    Score: 0
    London Red 7:09pm Mon 17 Feb 14

    So I was right about mind games!
    .
    Bar Branco exact team I said. Should have guessed that as it's same as league game - wants height for their set pieces

    Score: -1
    port de soller 7:17pm Mon 17 Feb 14

    From us over here all the best Tow yo can do this and wil give the cluba fe $$$$ more
    if not you have done well, as for season if we stay in the top part of the division,under circumstances we have done OK
    still aint sure about cooper
    Plus Powe just may try to sell the club as financially they ainth that to bad off might be skint but don´t owe mega$$ thats what we are told
    ANY WAY WIN TONIGHT GOOD LUCK

    Score: -3
    Rebel_phish 7:21pm Mon 17 Feb 14

    Backing Murphy to grab the winner 5 mins from the end.

    Score: -1
    dazzastfc 7:36pm Mon 17 Feb 14

    London Red wrote…


    So I was right about mind games!
    .
    Bar Branco exact team I said. Should have guessed that as it's same as league game - wants height for their set pieces

    So ITS NOT THE SAME TEAM IS IT....

    Score: 0
    stfc4ever!! 8:03pm Mon 17 Feb 14

    Absolute stonewall pen!!!

    Score: 3
    Hampshire_ReD 8:47pm Mon 17 Feb 14

    Solid performance - was amazed how slow Peterborough were to pick up Pritchard right before he scored.

    Set-pieces remain a weak-point for the Town, with chances wasted on the half-way line when we could have used them to push into the 6 yrd box.

    Score: 0
    stfc4ever!! 9:09pm Mon 17 Feb 14

    Must be said Byrne is producing an immense performance down the left so far (touch wood)

    Score: 3
    Hampshire_ReD 9:19pm Mon 17 Feb 14

    Rediculous tactics, and with this 1-sided ref we're asking for trouble.

    Score: 7
    sagadude 9:22pm Mon 17 Feb 14

    Great tactics Cooper, Town sitting back until they score.

    Score: 1
    sagadude 9:37pm Mon 17 Feb 14

    It's ok, Miles Storey will come on and score the winner like he did against Cov.

    Wait a minute".............
    .......oh dear :-(

    Score: -10
    sagadude 9:51pm Mon 17 Feb 14

    So predictable, Cooper is an idiot.

    Season over.

    Score: -8
    Teignmouth 9:54pm Mon 17 Feb 14

    crap manager, time to go cooper

    Score: -7
    stfc4ever!! 9:55pm Mon 17 Feb 14

    sagadude wrote…


    So predictable, Cooper is an idiot.

    Season over.

    Good to hear from you when we lose for once

    Score: 3
    Chish and Fips 9:55pm Mon 17 Feb 14

    Unlucky Swindon - poor penalties but hey - I hate the new Wembley anyway..

    It's made Sadadudes day, in her/his element now...

    Score: 2
    Rebel_phish 9:58pm Mon 17 Feb 14

    Shouldn't have gone to penalties. Stonewall spot kick in the first half. We should have been 2 up and posh down to 10.

    Murphy gifted the equaliser. Poor defending cost us tonight.

    Having said that, I thought the Town to a man tried their hardest. Louis and Mass ran their hearts out. Pritchard and kasim strong in midfield. Murphy showed some good touches but at times out of his depth. Danny did very well but ran out of steam. Oh how we missed Nile Ranger tonight.

    Score: 11
    Chish and Fips 10:00pm Mon 17 Feb 14

    sagadude wrote…


    It's ok, Miles Storey will come on and score the winner like he did against Cov.

    Wait a minute"........
    .....
    .......oh dear :-(

    Don't forget the games he came on and did diddley squat .. oh dear selective memory .. :o)

    Score: 3
    35 year fan 10:02pm Mon 17 Feb 14

    Swindon tossed that away. why sit back and invite pressure until you concede? and wtf was that last pen, telegraphed which side he was going then chipped over and wide just to make sure.

    Score: 6
    Graham8181 10:02pm Mon 17 Feb 14

    so angry, when the f**k are they going to bring video replays in. that was a penalty in first half, last man, he had to go, they down to ten men and we go 2-0 up. had enough of any hope of football success being centred around s**t referees. absolutely robbed by the referee plain and simple. much better than posh they had nothing, made me just as angry as the penalty on suarez for Liverpool. WHAT MAKES FOOTBALL SO SPECIAL THAT WE CAN'T HAVE REPLAYS !!!!! VERY VERY ANGRY WITH THE REFEREE #thatrefereeshouldbe
    shot
    and yes Cooper why did you go all defensive, we were doing great before you changed it all around to let them attack us for rest of game. they never deserved anything from this game in a million years.

    Score: 3
    Chish and Fips 10:02pm Mon 17 Feb 14

    Rebel_phish wrote…


    Shouldn't have gone to penalties. Stonewall spot kick in the first half. We should have been 2 up and posh down to 10.

    Murphy gifted the equaliser. Poor defending cost us tonight.

    Having said that, I thought the Town to a man tried their hardest. Louis and Mass ran their hearts out. Pritchard and kasim strong in midfield. Murphy showed some good touches but at times out of his depth. Danny did very well but ran out of steam. Oh how we missed Nile Ranger tonight.

    Sums it up for me too... second half belonged to Posh.

    Score: 0
    Pewsham Red 10:03pm Mon 17 Feb 14

    Once again an individual mistake has cost us a goal, but the baffling second half tactics were the real reason for defeat. A bit of attacking gumption and we could have got the second goal and put the game to bed.

    Score: 10
    Since 1950 10:04pm Mon 17 Feb 14

    Like I've said. The game was lost on Friday with the utterly ridiculous decision to get the game on when there were a dozen reason to call it off.
    We had nowt up front when Danny went off. A fresh pair of fast legs might have made a difference. I wonder who might have supplied them?
    Sorry, some of the decision making has been shocking over the last few weeks. This last few weeks gas cost us and most of it yoy xant blame the pkayers for.

    Score: 5
    bradley red 1 10:09pm Mon 17 Feb 14

    Well well done mr cooper for poor,poor tactics did not deserve to go to wembley over the 90 minutes sitting back like that is shocking!,as for the penalties no conviction,bottled it,anyway good luck to mr power who is deluded to think people are going to pay £27 next season to see a team managed by mark cooper.

    Score: -8
    super red 10:10pm Mon 17 Feb 14

    Well that's Reis's Swindon legacy now sealed. Not quite sure what was worse, seeing his penalty miss or having to put up with the smug Peterborough chairman after the game on sky sports!!! Oh well saved £100 on the day out to Wembley, every cloud and all that.

    Score: 2
    Scouse Red 10:10pm Mon 17 Feb 14

    Chish and Fips wrote…


    Rebel_phish wrote…


    Shouldn't have gone to penalties. Stonewall spot kick in the first half. We should have been 2 up and posh down to 10.

    Murphy gifted the equaliser. Poor defending cost us tonight.

    Having said that, I thought the Town to a man tried their hardest. Louis and Mass ran their hearts out. Pritchard and kasim strong in midfield. Murphy showed some good touches but at times out of his depth. Danny did very well but ran out of steam. Oh how we missed Nile Ranger tonight.
    Sums it up for me too... second half belonged to Posh.

    Agreed, tactics were poor second half and we sat further and further back to try and hit them on the break, er, with no real pace up front. Crying out for Miles off the bench alas, he's elsewhere.

    As for the penalties, some you win some you lose but Tijane never looked confident as he walked up and put the ball down and a few of us feared the worst. Saying that, i thought the same when Troy went up.

    Not to be - can we still make the play off's?

    Score: 2
    Scouse Red 10:11pm Mon 17 Feb 14

    super red wrote…


    Well that's Reis's Swindon legacy now sealed. Not quite sure what was worse, seeing his penalty miss or having to put up with the smug Peterborough chairman after the game on sky sports!!! Oh well saved £100 on the day out to Wembley, every cloud and all that.

    and it's on Mother's Day as well so at least the wife will be happy

    Score: 1
    Chish and Fips 10:12pm Mon 17 Feb 14

    Since 1950 wrote…


    Like I've said. The game was lost on Friday with the utterly ridiculous decision to get the game on when there were a dozen reason to call it off.
    We had nowt up front when Danny went off. A fresh pair of fast legs might have made a difference. I wonder who might have supplied them?
    Sorry, some of the decision making has been shocking over the last few weeks. This last few weeks gas cost us and most of it yoy xant blame the pkayers for.

    Seems your wise words proved right 1950 - second half showed that - and not only for Nile missing.
    Think your keyboard through a wobbly to at the end of post :0)

    Score: 0
    The Jockster 10:12pm Mon 17 Feb 14

    Wasn't there, wasn't going to Wembley, we paid the price for sitting on our lead, Posh well in control 2nd half, and pressure told in the shoot out.
    Might gave been different if "the pen" had been given but poor defending by Murphy let them back in and we never recovered. Can't fault anyone for effort but we just couldn't see the game out.

    Score: 1
    Graham8181 10:16pm Mon 17 Feb 14

    Chish and Fips wrote…


    Rebel_phish wrote…


    Shouldn't have gone to penalties. Stonewall spot kick in the first half. We should have been 2 up and posh down to 10.

    Murphy gifted the equaliser. Poor defending cost us tonight.

    Having said that, I thought the Town to a man tried their hardest. Louis and Mass ran their hearts out. Pritchard and kasim strong in midfield. Murphy showed some good touches but at times out of his depth. Danny did very well but ran out of steam. Oh how we missed Nile Ranger tonight.
    Sums it up for me too... second half belonged to Posh.

    second half to posh because cooper decided to change to shi te tactics. he has no clue

    Score: 1
    London Red 10:18pm Mon 17 Feb 14

    Since 1950 wrote…


    Like I've said. The game was lost on Friday with the utterly ridiculous decision to get the game on when there were a dozen reason to call it off.
    We had nowt up front when Danny went off. A fresh pair of fast legs might have made a difference. I wonder who might have supplied them?
    Sorry, some of the decision making has been shocking over the last few weeks. This last few weeks gas cost us and most of it yoy xant blame the pkayers for.

    It's not up to a club if a game is on or not!
    .
    The ref judged the pitch and deemed it playable
    .
    Had we not tried to make it playable I'm sure thee should be some action taken - otherwise clubs could try it all the time!

    Score: 1
    London Red 10:21pm Mon 17 Feb 14

    So Ranger is out for the season then!
    .
    Been slightly optimistic at our chance but for me that is it -
    We will not make top 6 without him!

    Score: 2
    andy5364 10:23pm Mon 17 Feb 14

    Totally gutted .. thought the three center halfs were superb all game . Never really in trouble all game . One bad attempted pass from murphy cost us . As said totally gutted but I still take huge positives from game . Our back line looked more solid than ive seen all season .. its a long shot but 6th spot is not totally out of the question . COYR ;-);-);-)

    Score: 6
    Chish and Fips 10:24pm Mon 17 Feb 14

    Graham8181 wrote…


    Chish and Fips wrote…


    Rebel_phish wrote…


    Shouldn't have gone to penalties. Stonewall spot kick in the first half. We should have been 2 up and posh down to 10.

    Murphy gifted the equaliser. Poor defending cost us tonight.

    Having said that, I thought the Town to a man tried their hardest. Louis and Mass ran their hearts out. Pritchard and kasim strong in midfield. Murphy showed some good touches but at times out of his depth. Danny did very well but ran out of steam. Oh how we missed Nile Ranger tonight.
    Sums it up for me too... second half belonged to Posh.
    second half to posh because cooper decided to change to shi te tactics. he has no clue

    With the players available I'm not too sure what or who would have turned the tide in the second half. Gladwin came on and promptly nearly gave every ball away.
    Not sure if we sat back or were forced back. Thought our defence looked pretty good.
    Missed Nile seems the root cause to me.

    Score: 1
    Howler72 10:24pm Mon 17 Feb 14

    sagadude wrote…


    It's ok, Miles Storey will come on and score the winner like he did against Cov.

    Wait a minute"........
    .....
    .......oh dear :-(

    Or come on and stick a penalty over the bar!

    Score: 0
    nosyrudeman 10:26pm Mon 17 Feb 14

    Well the game I watched and everyone around me in DR said that posh pushed us back and played the ball wide at every opportunity in the second half. So NO we did not sit back.

    Score: 5
    Pewsham Red 10:27pm Mon 17 Feb 14

    bradley red 1 wrote…


    Well well done mr cooper for poor,poor tactics did not deserve to go to wembley over the 90 minutes sitting back like that is shocking!,as for the penalties no conviction,bottled it,anyway good luck to mr power who is deluded to think people are going to pay £27 next season to see a team managed by mark cooper.

    Well as long as it prices you out of going we'll all be happy. Shame you can't be priced out of writing your incessant negative tripe on this site.

    Score: 18
    Pewsham Red 10:29pm Mon 17 Feb 14

    London Red wrote…


    So Ranger is out for the season then!
    .
    Been slightly optimistic at our chance but for me that is it -
    We will not make top 6 without him!

    Agreed LR, although I was doubting that we'd make top six anyway. Don't think we are quite good enough.

    Score: 3
    Chish and Fips 10:29pm Mon 17 Feb 14

    The Jockster wrote…


    Wasn't there, wasn't going to Wembley, we paid the price for sitting on our lead, Posh well in control 2nd half, and pressure told in the shoot out.
    Might gave been different if "the pen" had been given but poor defending by Murphy let them back in and we never recovered. Can't fault anyone for effort but we just couldn't see the game out.

    Pretty comfy these armchairs ain't they Jock :o)

    I will get out there before the end of the season I hope.

    Score: 2
    Di kanny oh 10:32pm Mon 17 Feb 14

    No disgrace tonight and sitting too deep in the end but just one mistake by young Murphy cost us. To be honest the Ref robbed us with that blatant penalty turned down. Peterborough are a good side with good players but we made them look very ordinary tonight which shows how far these young players have come. Wembley nah keep it one massive rip off as soon as you get there with inflated prices shat ground with no atmosphere. Id rather put that £150 towards my next season ticket. Well done the Town did well with no strikers and Danny ran his heart out very impressive. Massive shame about Ranger out for the rest of the season. Best team lost tonight but was never going to Wembley anyway.

    Score: 12
    joey butler 10:36pm Mon 17 Feb 14

    'Cooper also revealed Nile Ranger will be out for between eight and 12 weeks with a grade three hamstring tear. Cooper insisted no replacement is needed due to Michael Smith's presence at the club'.

    Eight to twelve weeks out for Ranger may just change to eight to twelve years out any day now!!

    Score: -2
    smirg kcab 10:37pm Mon 17 Feb 14

    2 days off for them now
    BLESS

    Score: -7
    mowey33 10:38pm Mon 17 Feb 14

    What an absolute waste. We threw that away second half. First half we pushed yhem got the goal and we were pushing them further. Second half we just came out sat deep and said to posh basically shoot until you score. Useless if you sit deep trying to defend a 1-0 lead for 45 minutes teams are bound to score. True enough posh did and inly then did we start attacking again where we showed we should of battered them from the start of the second half as we were on top of them again. Penalties what was reis doing like storey in play offs too cocky. Think most people could see the goal for posh coming. Shame as we should be on our way to wembley but yet again sitting deep has cost us and a cocky penalty has cost us. I just hope we can kick on now and get in the play offs

    Score: 1
    smirg kcab 10:41pm Mon 17 Feb 14

    joey butler wrote…


    'Cooper also revealed Nile Ranger will be out for between eight and 12 weeks with a grade three hamstring tear. Cooper insisted no replacement is needed due to Michael Smith's presence at the club'.

    Eight to twelve weeks out for Ranger may just change to eight to twelve years out any day now!!

    We don't need a replacement for ranger did you see how we'll gladwin played?

    Score: -2
    Ian13 10:42pm Mon 17 Feb 14

    We lacked ambition in second half whilst the ref. cheated us first half.

    Score: 2
    Graham8181 10:43pm Mon 17 Feb 14

    nosyrudeman wrote…


    Well the game I watched and everyone around me in DR said that posh pushed us back and played the ball wide at every opportunity in the second half. So NO we did not sit back.

    yes we did sit back if you watch on sky sports they mention when the tactics changed and we went more defensive. rest of game after that was completely different

    Score: 1
    the wizard 10:47pm Mon 17 Feb 14

    I said a couple of days ago Cooper needed to revise his tactics and up his act, he clearly hasn't. One nil up and playing well, why change it when we are dominant. Suicide to sit on a one-nil lead and invite the other team in through the front door. I couldn't fault the players but second half tactics defied belief. Wise up Cooper, we could have won this at a canter and your tactics lost us the game. Continue in this vein and season ticket sales will be down without doubt if the despondent remarks from die hard supporters are anything to go by leaving the ground tonight.
    Big shame when it was all there for the taking. Sorry to sound negative, but I was looking forward to this and then to see us give the game away, dreadful. One pen over the top and one wide, indescribable !!!!! call themselves professionals , should be ashamed.

    Score: 0
    Since 1950 10:49pm Mon 17 Feb 14

    London Red wrote…


    Since 1950 wrote…


    Like I've said. The game was lost on Friday with the utterly ridiculous decision to get the game on when there were a dozen reason to call it off.
    We had nowt up front when Danny went off. A fresh pair of fast legs might have made a difference. I wonder who might have supplied them?
    Sorry, some of the decision making has been shocking over the last few weeks. This last few weeks gas cost us and most of it yoy xant blame the pkayers for.
    It's not up to a club if a game is on or not!
    .
    The ref judged the pitch and deemed it playable
    .
    Had we not tried to make it playable I'm sure thee should be some action taken - otherwise clubs could try it all the time!

    Never mind the state of the pitch London. It was dangerous out on the roads. Trains cancelled and generally terrible conditions. Even prem games, or was it cup, off because of conditions for fans. How come the Crawley games was off on new years? You telling me it was worse then?
    End of rant :-) Anyway it was bad tactics and one mistake second half which ultimately cost us.

    Score: 1
    southside7 10:51pm Mon 17 Feb 14

    dead rubber anyway, tw*t pot

    Score: -3
    Since 1950 10:53pm Mon 17 Feb 14

    Chish and Fips wrote…


    Since 1950 wrote…


    Like I've said. The game was lost on Friday with the utterly ridiculous decision to get the game on when there were a dozen reason to call it off.
    We had nowt up front when Danny went off. A fresh pair of fast legs might have made a difference. I wonder who might have supplied them?
    Sorry, some of the decision making has been shocking over the last few weeks. This last few weeks gas cost us and most of it yoy xant blame the pkayers for.
    Seems your wise words proved right 1950 - second half showed that - and not only for Nile missing.
    Think your keyboard through a wobbly to at the end of post :0)

    Thanks Chish. Sent from my phone in the dark!

    Score: 0
    stfc4ever!! 11:02pm Mon 17 Feb 14

    With ranger out for the season I think play offs will be a very hard task for us but considering most on here me included were expecting a relegation battle this season with the considerable upheaval over the summer, I would be more than satisfied with laying the foundations for promotion challenge next season. Play offs would be a bonus and with smith and Danny upfront you never know but realistically a mid-high finish is more than likely. It's a shame as id like to see Pritchard stay with us into the championship along with Wes but neither scenario seems plausible. Like to think I'm being a realist rather than pessimist but will see what happens! Thought the lads ran their hearts out tonight cannot fault them. Just a shame we sat back but I suppose hats off to Peterborough for putting them in that position

    Score: 10
    Wilesy 11:09pm Mon 17 Feb 14

    Thought we played well against let's face it a very decent team with a £1m+ plus striker. Yes we didn't push on once we scored but we knew it would be a tight game and we didn't want them to reply straight away so I can understand that a bit.

    Agree with comments above that there's been some strange decisions made in the last 4 days -

    Trying so hard to get the Colchester game on when It should have been called off.

    Risking Nathan Thompson in that game on 9 yellows? Kasim was rested in the Oldham game on 9 yellows.

    Risking most important player Ranger when a) he was apparently our only available forward tonight b) after the week he had. Now out for the season by the sounds of it.

    Storey sent out on loan then Cooper complaining he has no forwards? Why couldn't he have gone out on loan after tonight's game?

    Sometimes you make your own luck but on this occasion four massive errors of judgement have contributed to our own downfall. I would be interested to hear Cooper's comments on those 4 points.

    Score: 7
    Lazaat 11:15pm Mon 17 Feb 14

    Shocking defensive tactics in second half cost us the game. We sat far too deep and invited them on to us, it was embarrassing! Poor show Cooper 👎

    Score: 1
    Psychedelic Syd 11:16pm Mon 17 Feb 14

    First half pretty good but what was the ref on? I think him and the linesmen need investigating, it wasn't just the penalty incident(s) first half, they consistently missed blatant fouls and gave throw in's the wrong way all game.

    Awful penalty misses - I said Luongo was going to blaze it over the bar as he walked down the pitch. Gladwin just doesn't look up to it to me and I'm not just going on his performance tonight when he came on for Dany. I can't see him stepping up to the mark. Tijane didn't look back to his best when he came on. Troy does add some solidity to the defence but it still looks suspect. Murphy didn't really get the chance to run at people enough and his error was so costly. Thought Louis T was excellent - if only the whole team played with the attitude of him and Pritch we'd be walking the league. Terrible news about Ranger, we look so much better when he plays. Disappointing and tactics/team selection looked poor but not sure what other options we had up front with Storey out on loan. Missed out on big money tonight. Hope season doesn't start to fizzle out before our eyes. Orient have had a few bad results so this could be our chance to get revenge.

    Score: 2
    MoonrakerMatelot 11:35pm Mon 17 Feb 14

    We lost the match 45 mins before the first penalty was taken. I'm sick to death of watching us sit back in a defensive posture when we're winning. It invites the opposition on to us and we can't deal with it! Can't fault the work rate of the players, this game was lost from the dugout. If we perform for 90 mins like we did during the first half tonight we will make the play offs, success doesn't hinge on having Ranger on the field. But if Cooper continues to get his tactics wrong like (IMO) he did tonight, we will flounder in the bottom 3rd of the table.

    Score: 4
    The Jockster 11:36pm Mon 17 Feb 14

    Chish and Fips wrote…


    The Jockster wrote…


    Wasn't there, wasn't going to Wembley, we paid the price for sitting on our lead, Posh well in control 2nd half, and pressure told in the shoot out.
    Might gave been different if "the pen" had been given but poor defending by Murphy let them back in and we never recovered. Can't fault anyone for effort but we just couldn't see the game out.
    Pretty comfy these armchairs ain't they Jock :o)

    I will get out there before the end of the season I hope.

    I don't know Chish not had as much experience as you in them! :)

    Score: 0
    old town robin 11:45pm Mon 17 Feb 14

    So many comments to agree with, most of us must have all seen the same game as to why we didn't win.

    My thoughts are firstly the ref Keith Stroud had a very poor game, how he and the lino missed the penalty and the sending off of Allcock is one of those bad decisions that decide games. it won't help us but both should be relegated to the conference. I await Dens comment, but even he will have to agree it was a stonewall penalty and red to follow.

    Thought the starting 11 all played well, most unfortunate about Murphy's mistake that cost us, but what with the penalty not being given the game could have already been beyond doubt after 60 mins especially if Dany had put his chance away in the second half.

    Once again Cooper got his tactics wrong by sitting back in the second half and his bench selection was poor with no recognised striker to call on. Questions have to be asked why Storey was sent off to Shrews just before such an important game.

    Only he knows why he decide to try and sit back and defend a one goal lead, conceding 75% possession with our dodgy defence, it was suicide tactics, once we conceded he then thinks we should revert back to attack, too late the momentum was already lost, what a clown, why did he not start the second half kicking into the town end as we were doing in the first half? Ferguson moved Allcock to right back to combat Pritchard's threat and quite frankly Cooper paid the price for his poor decision making and was out-smarted completely by Ferguson as he had no answer of how to change things as his bench was very weak and once he did make a decision to make a substitution after 80 minutee both of them had no impact and were shocking. IMO they are not good enough to play for Swindon at this level but, I'll admit until I see Gladwin play in his best position it's unfair to judge him on this performance when he is asked to play out of position.

    I'm still waiting for Cooper to hold his hand up and admit he is to blame why we have lost this and other games because of his naivety. Then again pigs might fly. Wish Posh all the best in the final and hope their fans enjoy their first visit to Wembley.

    Score: 6
    joey butler 12:04am Tue 18 Feb 14

    The Jockster wrote…


    Chish and Fips wrote…


    The Jockster wrote…


    Wasn't there, wasn't going to Wembley, we paid the price for sitting on our lead, Posh well in control 2nd half, and pressure told in the shoot out.
    Might gave been different if "the pen" had been given but poor defending by Murphy let them back in and we never recovered. Can't fault anyone for effort but we just couldn't see the game out.
    Pretty comfy these armchairs ain't they Jock :o)

    I will get out there before the end of the season I hope.
    I don't know Chish not had as much experience as you in them! :)

    Malky,

    I think you are a small bit out of your depth here.

    This is much more about Wizard and Chips, sitting in his very comfy armchairs, which he aquired in the Parker Knoll closing down sale in Chipping Norton, late 2004. Not far from Witney of course!!!

    I can see him sitting in his very large caravan, with his 9 Parker Knolls and moving from comfy chair to comfy chair, while talking to himself!!

    Score: -4
    Since 1950 12:06am Tue 18 Feb 14

    old town robin wrote…


    So many comments to agree with, most of us must have all seen the same game as to why we didn't win.

    My thoughts are firstly the ref Keith Stroud had a very poor game, how he and the lino missed the penalty and the sending off of Allcock is one of those bad decisions that decide games. it won't help us but both should be relegated to the conference. I await Dens comment, but even he will have to agree it was a stonewall penalty and red to follow.

    Thought the starting 11 all played well, most unfortunate about Murphy's mistake that cost us, but what with the penalty not being given the game could have already been beyond doubt after 60 mins especially if Dany had put his chance away in the second half.

    Once again Cooper got his tactics wrong by sitting back in the second half and his bench selection was poor with no recognised striker to call on. Questions have to be asked why Storey was sent off to Shrews just before such an important game.

    Only he knows why he decide to try and sit back and defend a one goal lead, conceding 75% possession with our dodgy defence, it was suicide tactics, once we conceded he then thinks we should revert back to attack, too late the momentum was already lost, what a clown, why did he not start the second half kicking into the town end as we were doing in the first half? Ferguson moved Allcock to right back to combat Pritchard's threat and quite frankly Cooper paid the price for his poor decision making and was out-smarted completely by Ferguson as he had no answer of how to change things as his bench was very weak and once he did make a decision to make a substitution after 80 minutee both of them had no impact and were shocking. IMO they are not good enough to play for Swindon at this level but, I'll admit until I see Gladwin play in his best position it's unfair to judge him on this performance when he is asked to play out of position.

    I'm still waiting for Cooper to hold his hand up and admit he is to blame why we have lost this and other games because of his naivety. Then again pigs might fly. Wish Posh all the best in the final and hope their fans enjoy their first visit to Wembley.

    Fair comments Old Town. Apart from everything else that seemed to conspire against us tonight I thought our second half tactics were shocking. Until we get a manager with more that the skills of the average under 11's.coach then were going nowhere fast. I guess though at the end of the day we've got what we can afford. Patience worn out now with Cooper. That was thrown away tonight. Never mind, think of the money we'll all save by not getting ripped off at Wembley. We can all put that towards our season tickets and get ripped off at home!

    COYR!

    Score: -4
    Since 1950 12:09am Tue 18 Feb 14

    super red wrote…


    Well that's Reis's Swindon legacy now sealed. Not quite sure what was worse, seeing his penalty miss or having to put up with the smug Peterborough chairman after the game on sky sports!!! Oh well saved £100 on the day out to Wembley, every cloud and all that.

    We didn't learn from the play offs last season when we let Miles take one after a long lay off.

    Score: 2
    lifelong red 12:11am Tue 18 Feb 14

    I think that in the second half particularly it underlined how much Nile Ranger will be missed - posh were always going to press us hard in tsecond half being a goal down - I think it was more a case of them pushing us back than us sitting back , but when we did get forward , without Nile to hold the ball up ,we often found ourselves back under pressure again - though Nguesson ran his socks off up front, he is not a hold up player - thought we defended well up until that unfortunate mistake by young Murphy - how our defence has improved since troy has been there - thought lou Thompson had a good game - seems to be growing in stature the more games he plays - Prichard to was outstanding- ref bottled it on that first half penalty decision because he new the posh player would have to go if he gave it .

    Score: 3
    Oxon-Red 12:11am Tue 18 Feb 14

    Pewsham Red wrote…


    bradley red 1 wrote…


    Well well done mr cooper for poor,poor tactics did not deserve to go to wembley over the 90 minutes sitting back like that is shocking!,as for the penalties no conviction,bottled it,anyway good luck to mr power who is deluded to think people are going to pay £27 next season to see a team managed by mark cooper.
    Well as long as it prices you out of going we'll all be happy. Shame you can't be priced out of writing your incessant negative tripe on this site.

    The £27 is only for certain games, probably City (if they stay up), Coventry, Oxford (if the come up) and a few others. The £25 will be for most games I suspect and the £23, which you forgot to mention, will be for the rest. Season tickets have gone up but are still a decent price at

    Score: 2
    Swindon_AOK 12:16am Tue 18 Feb 14

    That penalty miss was EMBARRASSING.

    The lad didn't even have the conviction to look towards the goal, had fear written all over him.

    Why volunteer to take a penalty if you are going to hoof it like that? It had miss written all over it from the moment he stepped up.

    Saying that, agree with everyone. Cooper is to blame for poor tactics. Even worse, he doesn't seem to recognise his own failings......

    Score: -5
    Oxon-Red 12:48am Tue 18 Feb 14

    Oxon-Red wrote…


    Pewsham Red wrote…


    bradley red 1 wrote…


    Well well done mr cooper for poor,poor tactics did not deserve to go to wembley over the 90 minutes sitting back like that is shocking!,as for the penalties no conviction,bottled it,anyway good luck to mr power who is deluded to think people are going to pay £27 next season to see a team managed by mark cooper.
    Well as long as it prices you out of going we'll all be happy. Shame you can't be priced out of writing your incessant negative tripe on this site.
    The £27 is only for certain games, probably City (if they stay up), Coventry, Oxford (if the come up) and a few others. The £25 will be for most games I suspect and the £23, which you forgot to mention, will be for the rest. Season tickets have gone up but are still a decent price at

    Don't know what happened to my post as I had written a bit more :-(

    The "at" was followed by "£17 a game (provided you can attend each game)".

    We did sit back more second half, something Ossie A did every time we went in 1-0 up and many other manager's do. Given our lack of options tonight was it right to try to protect what we had ? Many on here posting with the benefit of hindsight.

    I thought we looked comfortable and didn't see them scoring until the unfortunate mistake set up the chance that they were unable to manufacture themselves. Thought everyone played well tonight and for me Dany was MOM. I posted at the week-end that he hadn't shown that he was capable of playing the target man role, he proved me wrong tonight.

    We should be proud of the effort the young lads put in tonight and not kicking them when they are down. Much said about the penalties but it is a lottery and fair play to those that took them as they put their bullocks on the line for Town tonight. IMO a good performance undermined by the lottery of the penalty shoot out.

    Finally, I thought Reis looked very sharp in his 10 minute cameo at the end which seems to have been overshadowed by the fact that he missed the deciding penalty. It might be worth pointing out, to the Storey fans, that Miles was in the same position 9 months ago and that is not a dig at Miles.

    COYMR

    Score: 5
    Oi Den! 1:09am Tue 18 Feb 14

    old town robin wrote…


    So many comments to agree with, most of us must have all seen the same game as to why we didn't win.

    My thoughts are firstly the ref Keith Stroud had a very poor game, how he and the lino missed the penalty and the sending off of Allcock is one of those bad decisions that decide games. it won't help us but both should be relegated to the conference. I await Dens comment, but even he will have to agree it was a stonewall penalty and red to follow.

    Thought the starting 11 all played well, most unfortunate about Murphy's mistake that cost us, but what with the penalty not being given the game could have already been beyond doubt after 60 mins especially if Dany had put his chance away in the second half.

    Once again Cooper got his tactics wrong by sitting back in the second half and his bench selection was poor with no recognised striker to call on. Questions have to be asked why Storey was sent off to Shrews just before such an important game.

    Only he knows why he decide to try and sit back and defend a one goal lead, conceding 75% possession with our dodgy defence, it was suicide tactics, once we conceded he then thinks we should revert back to attack, too late the momentum was already lost, what a clown, why did he not start the second half kicking into the town end as we were doing in the first half? Ferguson moved Allcock to right back to combat Pritchard's threat and quite frankly Cooper paid the price for his poor decision making and was out-smarted completely by Ferguson as he had no answer of how to change things as his bench was very weak and once he did make a decision to make a substitution after 80 minutee both of them had no impact and were shocking. IMO they are not good enough to play for Swindon at this level but, I'll admit until I see Gladwin play in his best position it's unfair to judge him on this performance when he is asked to play out of position.

    I'm still waiting for Cooper to hold his hand up and admit he is to blame why we have lost this and other games because of his naivety. Then again pigs might fly. Wish Posh all the best in the final and hope their fans enjoy their first visit to Wembley.

    Haha! OTR, I don't think I've disagreed with you on very many decisions. My main argument has always been that every club is at the mercy of refereeing decisions. Some you win, some you lose.

    I'm on hols at the mo. Watched the game on a slightly iffy Skygo connection this afternoon but I did see that incident and I agree that it looked like a howler from the ref.

    From what I could see it was a very encouraging performance from the team. Bodes we'll, I think.

    Score: 4
    Oi Den! 1:11am Tue 18 Feb 14

    Bodes well.

    Score: -2
    Wilesy 1:30am Tue 18 Feb 14

    Oxon-Red wrote…


    Pewsham Red wrote…


    bradley red 1 wrote…


    Well well done mr cooper for poor,poor tactics did not deserve to go to wembley over the 90 minutes sitting back like that is shocking!,as for the penalties no conviction,bottled it,anyway good luck to mr power who is deluded to think people are going to pay £27 next season to see a team managed by mark cooper.
    Well as long as it prices you out of going we'll all be happy. Shame you can't be priced out of writing your incessant negative tripe on this site.
    The £27 is only for certain games, probably City (if they stay up), Coventry, Oxford (if the come up) and a few others. The £25 will be for most games I suspect and the £23, which you forgot to mention, will be for the rest. Season tickets have gone up but are still a decent price at

    Yeovil v Watford tomorrow night. £23 for Championship v £27 for League 1???

    Score: 0
    red white 1:40am Tue 18 Feb 14

    Love Coops but hands in pockets all the time?

    Score: -3
    Chish and Fips 6:40am Tue 18 Feb 14

    The Jockster wrote…


    Chish and Fips wrote…


    The Jockster wrote…


    Wasn't there, wasn't going to Wembley, we paid the price for sitting on our lead, Posh well in control 2nd half, and pressure told in the shoot out.
    Might gave been different if "the pen" had been given but poor defending by Murphy let them back in and we never recovered. Can't fault anyone for effort but we just couldn't see the game out.
    Pretty comfy these armchairs ain't they Jock :o)

    I will get out there before the end of the season I hope.
    I don't know Chish not had as much experience as you in them! :)

    Fair comment Jock - I'll wait for the warmer weather before I leave me comfy chair to go out there.

    Score: 0
    Graham8181 9:36am Tue 18 Feb 14

    Swindon_AOK wrote…


    That penalty miss was EMBARRASSING.

    The lad didn't even have the conviction to look towards the goal, had fear written all over him.

    Why volunteer to take a penalty if you are going to hoof it like that? It had miss written all over it from the moment he stepped up.

    Saying that, agree with everyone. Cooper is to blame for poor tactics. Even worse, he doesn't seem to recognise his own failings......

    summed up perfectly. COOPER OUT !!!! do it now Power rather than later. he has the kills to be in the conference. Never once has he admitted when he's been wrong. Only ever blames others.

    Score: -5
    Graham8181 9:36am Tue 18 Feb 14

    Graham8181 wrote…


    Swindon_AOK wrote…


    That penalty miss was EMBARRASSING.

    The lad didn't even have the conviction to look towards the goal, had fear written all over him.

    Why volunteer to take a penalty if you are going to hoof it like that? It had miss written all over it from the moment he stepped up.

    Saying that, agree with everyone. Cooper is to blame for poor tactics. Even worse, he doesn't seem to recognise his own failings......
    summed up perfectly. COOPER OUT !!!! do it now Power rather than later. he has the kills to be in the conference. Never once has he admitted when he's been wrong. Only ever blames others.

    kills = skills

    Score: -1
    sagadude 10:17am Tue 18 Feb 14

    Chish and Fips wrote…


    sagadude wrote…


    It's ok, Miles Storey will come on and score the winner like he did against Cov.

    Wait a minute"........

    .....
    .......oh dear :-(
    Don't forget the games he came on and did diddley squat .. oh dear selective memory .. :o)

    Precisely my point. If Cooper does not play him he will not improve, same as what happened to Luke.

    Good managers spot the potential.

    Di Canio and Cooper = idiots.

    Score: -1
    buckobassettboy 11:43am Tue 18 Feb 14

    A mixed bag of comments here but most concur that the tactics were wrong when we were defending a 1-0 advantage.Cooper is so naive-but let us not forget these are pro footballers who should know how to take a penalty.However it happens at every level so you try to avoid the dreaded shoot out during the 90.I thought Murphy was anon throughout the game.I watched it from the comfort of an armchair and unless the commentator missed something Murphy did not really do anything outstanding-apart from setting up their equaliser.From the tv view is was so bad-facing your own goal on the edge of the box-looking clueless and the only place that ball should have gone was out into row z-he had ample time to get rid of it.Watched the replay and the more you watch it the more ridiculous it gets.As for Gladwin I am lost for words.N'Guessan ran his socks off and was unlucky not to get the blatant pen.I bet Cooper drops him next game.Back 3 played really well although the left hand side was left wanting-Posh had most of their success down that side.Gutted,but now the league position has to improve

    Score: 0
    the wizard 12:29pm Tue 18 Feb 14

    joey butler wrote…


    The Jockster wrote…


    Chish and Fips wrote…


    The Jockster wrote…


    Wasn't there, wasn't going to Wembley, we paid the price for sitting on our lead, Posh well in control 2nd half, and pressure told in the shoot out.
    Might gave been different if "the pen" had been given but poor defending by Murphy let them back in and we never recovered. Can't fault anyone for effort but we just couldn't see the game out.
    Pretty comfy these armchairs ain't they Jock :o)

    I will get out there before the end of the season I hope.
    I don't know Chish not had as much experience as you in them! :)
    Malky,

    I think you are a small bit out of your depth here.

    This is much more about Wizard and Chips, sitting in his very comfy armchairs, which he aquired in the Parker Knoll closing down sale in Chipping Norton, late 2004. Not far from Witney of course!!!

    I can see him sitting in his very large caravan, with his 9 Parker Knolls and moving from comfy chair to comfy chair, while talking to himself!!

    Yes, a very large static van with roof top patio no doubt, but a whole raft better than yours which I believe you tow around on the back of a 4X4 laying tarmac where ever you go. Somebody did say before that you were a bit of a caravan utilizing nomadic traveler, from the blackstuff of course. Cash in hand to avoid the taxman is it ? when did you last have a bath, next time wash your mouth out will you.

    Score: 0
    joey butler 11:22pm Tue 18 Feb 14

    the wizard wrote…


    joey butler wrote…


    The Jockster wrote…


    Chish and Fips wrote…


    The Jockster wrote…


    Wasn't there, wasn't going to Wembley, we paid the price for sitting on our lead, Posh well in control 2nd half, and pressure told in the shoot out.
    Might gave been different if "the pen" had been given but poor defending by Murphy let them back in and we never recovered. Can't fault anyone for effort but we just couldn't see the game out.
    Pretty comfy these armchairs ain't they Jock :o)

    I will get out there before the end of the season I hope.
    I don't know Chish not had as much experience as you in them! :)
    Malky,

    I think you are a small bit out of your depth here.

    This is much more about Wizard and Chips, sitting in his very comfy armchairs, which he aquired in the Parker Knoll closing down sale in Chipping Norton, late 2004. Not far from Witney of course!!!

    I can see him sitting in his very large caravan, with his 9 Parker Knolls and moving from comfy chair to comfy chair, while talking to himself!!
    Yes, a very large static van with roof top patio no doubt, but a whole raft better than yours which I believe you tow around on the back of a 4X4 laying tarmac where ever you go. Somebody did say before that you were a bit of a caravan utilizing nomadic traveler, from the blackstuff of course. Cash in hand to avoid the taxman is it ? when did you last have a bath, next time wash your mouth out will you.

    Wizard,

    You are wrong yet again, hardly a surprise!!

    I do not own a 4x4.

    I do not lay tarmac.

    Nobody on here ever claimed I was a traveller.POST THE QUOTE YOU REFER TO. You might check your spelling of the term traveller, which is wrong. Spelling lessons would help Wizard before you insult travellers!

    I am not from Liverpool, if indeed that is what you meant by your reference to the blackstuff.

    I always pay my taxes and have done since the 1970s.

    I had a shower this morning, did you?

    Having offered to meet you several times recently, that offer is withdrawn after your latest abusive insults.

    Score: 0
    the wizard 12:07am Wed 19 Feb 14

    LOL Bite.

    Well suprise-suprise, I don't live in a caravan either, never have.

    As for the mentioned chairs, well, nope, I don't have any of those either as the type you suggest, and I have been paying tax since 1967, and up to date too. So quite how I'm on top of a caravan with them is a figment in your mind only.

    And yes I shower at least once a day, normally twice.

    Score: 0
    Chish and Fips 2:35pm Sat 22 Feb 14

    joey butler wrote…


    the wizard wrote…


    joey butler wrote…


    The Jockster wrote…


    Chish and Fips wrote…


    The Jockster wrote…


    Wasn't there, wasn't going to Wembley, we paid the price for sitting on our lead, Posh well in control 2nd half, and pressure told in the shoot out.
    Might gave been different if "the pen" had been given but poor defending by Murphy let them back in and we never recovered. Can't fault anyone for effort but we just couldn't see the game out.
    Pretty comfy these armchairs ain't they Jock :o)

    I will get out there before the end of the season I hope.
    I don't know Chish not had as much experience as you in them! :)
    Malky,

    I think you are a small bit out of your depth here.

    This is much more about Wizard and Chips, sitting in his very comfy armchairs, which he aquired in the Parker Knoll closing down sale in Chipping Norton, late 2004. Not far from Witney of course!!!

    I can see him sitting in his very large caravan, with his 9 Parker Knolls and moving from comfy chair to comfy chair, while talking to himself!!
    Yes, a very large static van with roof top patio no doubt, but a whole raft better than yours which I believe you tow around on the back of a 4X4 laying tarmac where ever you go. Somebody did say before that you were a bit of a caravan utilizing nomadic traveler, from the blackstuff of course. Cash in hand to avoid the taxman is it ? when did you last have a bath, next time wash your mouth out will you.
    Wizard,

    You are wrong yet again, hardly a surprise!!

    I do not own a 4x4.

    I do not lay tarmac.

    Nobody on here ever claimed I was a traveller.POST THE QUOTE YOU REFER TO. You might check your spelling of the term traveller, which is wrong. Spelling lessons would help Wizard before you insult travellers!

    I am not from Liverpool, if indeed that is what you meant by your reference to the blackstuff.

    I always pay my taxes and have done since the 1970s.

    I had a shower this morning, did you?

    Having offered to meet you several times recently, that offer is withdrawn after your latest abusive insults.

    Also like me you don't go out the County Ground very often JB it would appear - so perhaps you are also another armchair supporter - like it or lump it.
    Can you give a quote for my driveway please ... geezzzas a job !! LOL

    Score: 0

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