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

10:33pm

That's it for this evening but don't forget to pick up your copy of the Adver tomorrow for all the action and reaction from tonight's game.

Try and enjoy what's left of your evening.

10:32pm

Words now from Town keeper Wes Foderingham who is in a similarly downbeat mood.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Wes Foderingham

WES FODERINGHAM

“I felt loads of pressure going into that, especially having not made a save in the play-offs," he said.

“I had done some homework but it didn’t come off and you don’t get the rub if the green. They were brave to step up and take the penalties and I won’t say a bad word against them.

“I was really disappointed for Tijane because he’s fantastic around the place and I’m sure he’ll come good.”

10:24pm

Yaser Kasim has just spoken to the media and was in a sombre mood.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Town's Yaser Kasim celebrates

YASER KASIM

“It’s very flat so we have to see what happens. It’s a big game Saturday and we’re footballers so we have to fight back," he said.

“We were one step and one penalty shootout from Wembley so it’s tough to take.

“We started well and got the goal and felt throughout the game we could win it. All in all we played pretty well.”

10:16pm

YOUR SAY

10:12pm

10:08pm

Cooper also revelaed 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.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Nile Ranger hobbles off during last night's 0-0 draw

NILE RANGER

10:05pm

Mark Cooper is currently speaking to the media.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Mark Cooper pictured yesterday

MARK COOPER

“I thought we played well and did enough to win the game, we made one mistake and it led to a goal," he said.

“They gave everything and were deservedly in front at half-time but it wasn’t to be. If you give Assombalonga one chance he’ll score.

“We played well and fought and you have to hope luck goes you way and it didn’t, Dany’s shot trickled off the post instead of going in.

“We’ve got a lot of disappointed young men in the changing room and it’s my job to get them up for a tough game at Leyton Orient on Saturday.”

10:02pm

Mark Cooper is here

9:59pm

Stick with MDL for reaction from tonight's heartbreaking loss.

9:50pm

So cruel on Town.

9:50pm

PETERBOROUGH WIN 4-3 ON PENALTIES

9:50pm

SCORED: Rowe wins it for Posh. 4-3 on pens.

9:49pm

MISSED: Tijane misses the target to the left and Posh have a chance to win it.

9:48pm

SCORED: McCann thunders one in off the bar. 3-3 four each.

9:47pm

SCORED: Great strike from TAH.

9:47pm

SAVED: Foderingham saves Swanson's effort. 2-2 after three each.

9:46pm

SCORED: Great pen from Pritchard as he sends the keeper the wrong way.

9:45pm

2-1 Posh after two kicks each.

9:45pm

SCORED: Bostwick fires down the middle and Foderingham goes left.

9:45pm

SCORED: Kasim beats Olejnik.

9:44pm

SCORED: Assombalonga goes down the middle. Wes got something on it but not enough.

9:43pm

MISSED: Luongo fires it over the bar.

9:42pm

Massimo Luongo up first

9:42pm

Penalties will be taken at the Stratton Bank end.

9:41pm

Toss is now taking place.

9:38pm

FULL-TIME: Swindon Town 1 (Pritchard 32) Peterborough 1 (Assombalonga 75)

9:38pm

94 minutes: Rowe fires wide and that's it. Penalties.

9:37pm

93 minutes: Thompson brings down Brisley and Posh have a free-kick on the edge of the box. McCann takes it and forces Wes to turn the ball around the post.

9:33pm

90 minutes: Archibald-Henville gives away a corner with a sliced clearance, Rowe went down while trying to control the kick but there is no chance of a penalty.

Four minutes added.

9:32pm

87 minutes: Tijane puts a superb, dinked ball into the box but neither Pritchard or Gladwin can take advantage.

9:31pm

Penalties looming

9:30pm

SUBSTITUTION: Tijane on for Murphy 85

9:30pm

SUBSTITUTION: Tijane on for Murphy 85

9:29pm

YELLOW CARD: Danny Swanson goes into the book. 84

9:28pm

ATTENDANCE: 6,825 (383)

9:27pm

SUBSTITUTION: Gladwin replaces N’Guessan 81.

9:27pm

80 minutes: Branco chips the ball into the box for N’Guessan who heads over the bar with his final contribution before being replaced by Gladwin. I can’t tell you about that change for three minutes though due to DataCo rules.

9:21pm

Town were asking for that.

9:20pm

GOAL 1-1 (Assombalonga 75) Murphy gives the ball away, Bostwick crosses and Assombalonga heads past Foderingham.

9:19pm

73 minutes: Bostwick hammers a shot over the top.

9:17pm

This isn't great to watch. Town giving Posh time on the ball but they aren't doing a thing with it. Referee Stroud is still enjoying himself.

9:12pm

YOUR SAY

9:09pm Mon 17 Feb 14

stfc4ever!! says

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

I completely agree

9:11pm

Town are really sitting back now and looking to use N'Guessan on the break. Dangerous with more than 25 minutes remaining I would say.

9:09pm

Referee Stroud is enjoying the sound of his whistle at the moment which is closing this game right up. Probably good for Town but frustrating to watch.

9:07pm

SUBSTITUTION: Grant McCann comes on for Jack Payne. 60

9:04pm

59 minutes: Luongo wins a corner which Pritchard whips in. The winger gets the ball back from Murphy which his drills in low, but Olejnik is able to smother.

9:00pm

N'Guessan's back on.

8:59pm

53 minutes: N’Guessan takes a bang when going up for a header with Knight-Percival and needs treatment. Looks like he’s winded.

8:54pm

48 minutes: Archibald-Henville lobs a ball forward which Knight-Percival leaves for goalkeeper Olejnik, allowing N’Guessan to steal in between and turn it towards goal. The Posh keeper looked to have turned to wide but  the referee gave a goal kick.

8:49pm

SUBSTITUTION: Kyle Vassell is replaced by new signing Josh McQuoid. 45

8:48pm

Here come Town who are as they were.

8:47pm

Posh are back with us. Can't see any changes.

8:44pm

YOUR SAY

8:44pm

It seems Posh owner Darragh McAnthony agreed it was a pen. Good.

8:42pm

Just seen Town's penalty claim again. How can the ref not give that? How?!

8:33pm

Half way there.

8:33pm

HALF-TIME: Swindon Town 1 Peterborough Utd 0

8:32pm

YELLOW CARD: Branco goes into the book for a foul on Knight-Percival. 45

8:31pm

44 minutes: Luongo rockets a shot into the bank after taking it first time from the edge of the box.

Two minutes added on.

8:30pm

43 minutes: Little steals in behind Pritchard on the right and crosses but Town scramble clear.

8:26pm

Five minutes left of this first half.

8:24pm

YELLOW CARD: Kasim appears to get the ball but is booked for a foul on Swanson. From the free kick, Rowe heads Swanson’s delivery over.

8:22pm

YELLOW CARD: Bostwick goes into the book for a foul on Louis Thompson. 35

8:21pm

GOAL 1-0 TOWN (Pritchard 32) Dreadful defending from Posh as Alcock thumps a clearance from inside his own six-yard box which canons off N’Guessan, who was only a yard in front of him, and into the path of Pritchard. The winger takes a touch and picks out the bottom corner.

8:20pm

31 minutes: Murphy, who has looked very bright so far this evening, turns really nicely and shapes to shoot but his effort balloons into the Stratton Bank.

8:14pm

26 minutes: Pritchard takes a touch, turns, and shoots but his effort is over the top. Decent effort, was dipping but not enough.

8:12pm

24 minutes: Rowe misses his kick when shaping to shoot on the edge of the Town area before Swanson scoops and effort well over the top.

8:09pm

22 minutes: Alcock bursts into the box from left back but his shot is blocked into the arms of Foderingham.

8:08pm

Decent enough from Town. They're keeping the ball better than their visitors although Posh always look dangerous.

8:06pm

18 minutes: Pritchard lines up a free kick from more than 30 yards but this time his effort is well over the top. We’ve been spoilt in the past it seems.

8:04pm

YOUR SAY

8:03pm Mon 17 Feb 14

stfc4ever!! says

Absolute stonewall pen!!!

8:03pm

15 minutes: Byrne cuts out a Posh ball forward and dribbled across the pitch before switching out to Pritchard. The winger beats his man and fires a driven shot across the face of goal which no Town player can touch home.

8:01pm

Those of you with TV replays to hand, was that a pen? Seemed it to me.

8:01pm

13 minutes: Big shouts for a penalty as Murphy slides a really nice ball through for N’Guessan who is dragged down by Alcock on the edge of the box before either can reach the ball. Looked inside and looked a foul. Referee Stroud is not popular.

7:59pm

11 minutes: Foderingham has to watch Assombalonga’s driven shot all the way as it moves in the air, but the Town keeper is able to turn it away. Louis Thompson clears the following corner.

7:56pm

For those Town fans asking 'who the w@**** with the drum' is, I am reliably informed his name is Adam Jackson.

7:55pm

Troy's fine, he's a warrior, remember.

7:54pm

Six minutes: After being felled wide on the right, Pritchard steps up and delivers a free-kick towards Archibald-Henville, but the defender is involved in a clash of heads and needs treatment.

7:53pm

Five minutes: First chance for the visitors comes and goes but Assombalonga heads over the top after Alcock swung a ball into the six-yard box.

7:50pm

Three minutes: The first chance of the game falls to Town but Luongo’s shot is blocked by Bostwick almost as soon as it left the Aussie’s boot. Seconds later Byrne lashes over.

7:45pm

Town attacking the vacant Stratton Bank.

7:45pm

Wembley is 90 minutes away for Swindon Town, here we go!

7:43pm

Nobody touched the trophy.

7:42pm

Here come the teams!

7:41pm

YOUR SAY

7:40pm

YOUR SAY

7:40pm

The Peterborough fans have brought a drum. Thanks for that.

7:39pm

The Johnstone's Paint Trophy is here this evening and has been positioned by the tunnel. Will anyone touch it on the way out?

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Date with destiny: Brentford Football Club reached the final of the Johnstone’s Paint trophy Final and will play Carlisle at Wembley on Sunday, April 3

WEMBLEY BECKONS

7:37pm

I've been told we have the original Rockin Robin back this evening for one night only, which is obviously excellent news.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Rockin' Robin

ROCKIN ROBIN

Still rubbish though.

The above are the thoughts of Andy Warren and not the Swindon Advertiser

7:35pm

Last month, Town beat Posh 2-1 in a League One match at the County Ground, as Nile Ranger and Yaser Kasim scored the goals.

A reminder...

7:34pm

IN THE AWAY DUGOUT - DARREN FERGUSON

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: AUDIO: Ferguson says Watford are best footballing team in the Championship

Darren Ferguson is in his second spell at Peterborough boss, and has continued his reputation for attacking football following his return to London Road from Preston.

Following his father’s retirement at the end of last season (his dad is former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson if you didn’t know) he will be keen to at least partially emerge from his shadow.

Posh were relegated from the Championship on the final day of last season, but the junior Fergie knows exactly how to escape League One having done so via the play-offs in 2011.

7:30pm

YOUR SAY

7:21pm Mon 17 Feb 14

Rebel_phish says

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

7:27pm

DANGER MEN - Britt Assombalonga

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Britt Assombalonga celebrating his hat-trick earlier this month. Picture: Action Images

The big striker is without the Posh’s most potent weapon, having been signed for £1.5 million in the summer. The forward marked his Peterborough debut with an early goal as Posh beat Town here on the opening day and has carried on in the same vein ever since. The striker was forced off the pitch following Jay McEveley's red card in the first leg, but he's back tonight and will be looking to make his mark.

7:23pm

CHARITY BET

These have become few and far between but here we go.

SAM: Swindon Town 1 Peterborough 1 - Britt Assombalonga first scorer  60/1

ANDY: Swindon Town 1 Peterborough 2 - Tommy Rowe first scorer - 60/1

 

 

7:21pm

A quick reminder of what happened in the first leg of this tie on February 5...

7:11pm

Both squads are now out for their respective warm-ups.

7:10pm

YOUR SAY

7:09pm Mon 17 Feb 14

London Red says

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

7:09pm

MAN IN THE MIDDLE

Tonight's referee is Keith Stroud. Swindon seem to like the Hampshire official and the Robins haven't conceded a goal in any of the last four games they have played of which he's been in charge.

That run included a 3-0 home victory over Crawley Town and a 2-0 win at Yeovil Town last season.

This term, Stroud has been card happy. He averages just under five cards a game and better than one red every four outings. Beware.

7:03pm

YOUR SAY
Aren't you cold?

7:01pm

A quick sneak peek at the County Ground pitch for you, ladies and gents. Once against heead groundsman Marcus Cassidy and his team have worked miracles...

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

7:01pm

YOUR SAY

6:55pm

ADVER CHIEF SPORTS WRITER SAM MORSHEAD: "So, with no Ranger or Smith up front, it's yet another combination for Mark Cooper as he goes in search of a place at Wembley.

"With his team selection, it could be anything from a 3-5-2 to a 4-4-2, 4-4-1-1 or 4-3-3. I'd imagine Murphy and Pritchard will support N'Guessan in a 4-3-3, with both dropping back to offer cover out wide defensively.

"It's an impossible job second guessing Cooper, though. Maybe I should just shut up."

6:49pm

BREAKING TEAM NEWS

Swindon Town v PETERBOROUGH UTD: Olejnik; Little, Brisley, Knight-Percival, Alcock; Rowe, Payne, Bostwick, Swanson; Assombalonga, Vassell

Substitutes: Day, McCann, Newell, Anderson, McQuoid

6:48pm

So, as expected, Nile Ranger is not fit enough to make the Town squad after picking up a hamstring injury against Colchester United on Friday night.

6:47pm

BREAKING TEAM NEWS

SWINDON TOWN v Peterborough Utd: Foderingham; Branco, Archibald-Henville, Ward, Byrne; L Thompson, Luongo, Kasim, Pritchard; Murphy, N'Guessan

Substitutes: Belford, Barthram, Harley, Reis, Gladwin

6:43pm

A quick reminder of the rule of the JPT. There is no extra time until the Wembley final and away goals DO NOT count double.

Therefore, if the game is level at 90 minutes this evening, whether it's 0-0 or 15-15, we'll have a penalty shoot-out.

Simples.

6:42pm

6:40pm

YOUR SAY

3:55pm Mon 17 Feb 14

Since 1950 says

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!

It's fine down here. No inspections planned of any kind.

6:40pm

YOUR SAY

Matchday Live is more than just a report on today’s game, it’s an opportunity for you to tell us exactly how you feel about current events at Swindon Town.

So, whether it’s complaints about lukewarm pies in the Arkell’s Stand, concerns over the abundance of youth in the Robins’ set-up or frustration at your latest delayed train, we want to hear from you.

Getting in touch is easy, just follow one of the below options:

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Email – Pop your ideas across to Sam Morshead or sports writer Andy Warren on smorshead@swindonadvertiser.co.uk or awarren@swindonadvertiser.co.uk

6:37pm

TEAM NEWS

Official team news to come in around 10 minutes but let's quickly have a look at Mark Cooper's selection headache going into tonight's game.

Nile Ranger is struggling with a hamstring injury, Jamie Reckord and Michael Smith are cup-tied, Nathan Thompson and Jay McEveley are suspended and Grant Hall is a long-term absentee.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Nile Ranger challenges with Coventry's Dan Seabourne

DOUBT: NILE RANGER

Yaser Kasim returns from a ban, however, and Jacob Murphy is eligible to play.

6:34pm

It won't be easy. Peterborough may have been going through a tough run of form recently but they have players who can hurt Swindon, and the Robins will have to be on top form to get the victory they crave.

6:33pm

After drawing 2-2 with Peterborough last week, Town know that if they beat their guests on home turf this evening they'll be heading to English football's HQ on March 30.

6:30pm

Good evening ladies and gentlemen and welcome to a slightly soggy County Ground for Monday Night Football - as Swindon Town target a place at Wembley.

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3:52pm Mon 17 Feb 14

GiulianoGrazioli says...

COYR!!!!!! :)
COYR!!!!!! :) GiulianoGrazioli

3:55pm Mon 17 Feb 14

Since 1950 says...

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!
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! Since 1950

5:45pm Mon 17 Feb 14

Swindon1984 says...

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!
[quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] 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![/p][/quote]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! Swindon1984

7:02pm Mon 17 Feb 14

Swindonian63 says...

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.
[quote][p][bold]Swindon1984[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] 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![/p][/quote]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![/p][/quote]Totally agree, grit and desire can get you a long way. I think the team that shows theses qualities most will succeed. Swindonian63

7:08pm Mon 17 Feb 14

bluesharpbob says...

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.
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. bluesharpbob

7:09pm Mon 17 Feb 14

London Red says...

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 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 London Red

7:17pm Mon 17 Feb 14

port de soller says...

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
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 port de soller

7:21pm Mon 17 Feb 14

Rebel_phish says...

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

7:36pm Mon 17 Feb 14

dazzastfc says...

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....
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] 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[/p][/quote]So ITS NOT THE SAME TEAM IS IT.... dazzastfc

8:03pm Mon 17 Feb 14

stfc4ever!! says...

Absolute stonewall pen!!!
Absolute stonewall pen!!! stfc4ever!!

8:47pm Mon 17 Feb 14

Hampshire_ReD says...

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.
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. Hampshire_ReD

9:09pm Mon 17 Feb 14

stfc4ever!! says...

Must be said Byrne is producing an immense performance down the left so far (touch wood)
Must be said Byrne is producing an immense performance down the left so far (touch wood) stfc4ever!!

9:19pm Mon 17 Feb 14

Hampshire_ReD says...

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

9:22pm Mon 17 Feb 14

sagadude says...

Great tactics Cooper, Town sitting back until they score.
Great tactics Cooper, Town sitting back until they score. sagadude

9:37pm Mon 17 Feb 14

sagadude says...

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

Wait a minute".............
.......oh dear :-(
It's ok, Miles Storey will come on and score the winner like he did against Cov. Wait a minute"............. .......oh dear :-( sagadude

9:51pm Mon 17 Feb 14

sagadude says...

So predictable, Cooper is an idiot.

Season over.
So predictable, Cooper is an idiot. Season over. sagadude

9:54pm Mon 17 Feb 14

Teignmouth says...

crap manager, time to go cooper
crap manager, time to go cooper Teignmouth

9:55pm Mon 17 Feb 14

stfc4ever!! says...

sagadude wrote:
So predictable, Cooper is an idiot.

Season over.
Good to hear from you when we lose for once
[quote][p][bold]sagadude[/bold] wrote: So predictable, Cooper is an idiot. Season over.[/p][/quote]Good to hear from you when we lose for once stfc4ever!!

9:55pm Mon 17 Feb 14

Chish and Fips says...

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

It's made Sadadudes day, in her/his element now...
Unlucky Swindon - poor penalties but hey - I hate the new Wembley anyway.. It's made Sadadudes day, in her/his element now... Chish and Fips

9:58pm Mon 17 Feb 14

Rebel_phish says...

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.
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. Rebel_phish

10:00pm Mon 17 Feb 14

Chish and Fips says...

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)
[quote][p][bold]sagadude[/bold] wrote: It's ok, Miles Storey will come on and score the winner like he did against Cov. Wait a minute"........ ..... .......oh dear :-([/p][/quote]Don't forget the games he came on and did diddley squat .. oh dear selective memory .. :o) Chish and Fips

10:02pm Mon 17 Feb 14

35 year fan says...

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.
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. 35 year fan

10:02pm Mon 17 Feb 14

Graham8181 says...

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.
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. Graham8181

10:02pm Mon 17 Feb 14

Chish and Fips says...

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.
[quote][p][bold]Rebel_phish[/bold] 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.[/p][/quote]Sums it up for me too... second half belonged to Posh. Chish and Fips

10:03pm Mon 17 Feb 14

Pewsham Red says...

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.
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. Pewsham Red

10:04pm Mon 17 Feb 14

Since 1950 says...

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.
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. Since 1950

10:09pm Mon 17 Feb 14

bradley red 1 says...

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 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. bradley red 1

10:10pm Mon 17 Feb 14

super red says...

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.
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. super red

10:10pm Mon 17 Feb 14

Scouse Red says...

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?
[quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rebel_phish[/bold] 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.[/p][/quote]Sums it up for me too... second half belonged to Posh.[/p][/quote]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? Scouse Red

10:11pm Mon 17 Feb 14

Scouse Red says...

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
[quote][p][bold]super red[/bold] 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.[/p][/quote]and it's on Mother's Day as well so at least the wife will be happy Scouse Red

10:12pm Mon 17 Feb 14

Chish and Fips says...

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)
[quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] 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.[/p][/quote]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) Chish and Fips

10:12pm Mon 17 Feb 14

The Jockster says...

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.
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. The Jockster

10:16pm Mon 17 Feb 14

Graham8181 says...

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
[quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rebel_phish[/bold] 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.[/p][/quote]Sums it up for me too... second half belonged to Posh.[/p][/quote]second half to posh because cooper decided to change to shi te tactics. he has no clue Graham8181

10:18pm Mon 17 Feb 14

London Red says...

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!
[quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] 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.[/p][/quote]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! London Red

10:21pm Mon 17 Feb 14

London Red says...

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!
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! London Red

10:23pm Mon 17 Feb 14

andy5364 says...

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 ;-);-);-)
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 ;-);-);-) andy5364

10:24pm Mon 17 Feb 14

Chish and Fips says...

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.
[quote][p][bold]Graham8181[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rebel_phish[/bold] 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.[/p][/quote]Sums it up for me too... second half belonged to Posh.[/p][/quote]second half to posh because cooper decided to change to shi te tactics. he has no clue[/p][/quote]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. Chish and Fips

10:24pm Mon 17 Feb 14

Howler72 says...

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!
[quote][p][bold]sagadude[/bold] wrote: It's ok, Miles Storey will come on and score the winner like he did against Cov. Wait a minute"........ ..... .......oh dear :-([/p][/quote]Or come on and stick a penalty over the bar! Howler72

10:26pm Mon 17 Feb 14

nosyrudeman says...

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.
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. nosyrudeman

10:27pm Mon 17 Feb 14

Pewsham Red says...

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.
[quote][p][bold]bradley red 1[/bold] 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.[/p][/quote]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. Pewsham Red

10:29pm Mon 17 Feb 14

Pewsham Red says...

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.
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] 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![/p][/quote]Agreed LR, although I was doubting that we'd make top six anyway. Don't think we are quite good enough. Pewsham Red

10:29pm Mon 17 Feb 14

Chish and Fips says...

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.
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] 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.[/p][/quote]Pretty comfy these armchairs ain't they Jock :o) I will get out there before the end of the season I hope. Chish and Fips

10:32pm Mon 17 Feb 14

Di kanny oh says...

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.
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. Di kanny oh

10:36pm Mon 17 Feb 14

joey butler says...

'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!!
'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!! joey butler

10:37pm Mon 17 Feb 14

smirg kcab says...

2 days off for them now
BLESS
2 days off for them now BLESS smirg kcab

10:38pm Mon 17 Feb 14

mowey33 says...

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
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 mowey33

10:41pm Mon 17 Feb 14

smirg kcab says...

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?
[quote][p][bold]joey butler[/bold] 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!![/p][/quote]We don't need a replacement for ranger did you see how we'll gladwin played? smirg kcab

10:42pm Mon 17 Feb 14

Ian13 says...

We lacked ambition in second half whilst the ref. cheated us first half.
We lacked ambition in second half whilst the ref. cheated us first half. Ian13

10:43pm Mon 17 Feb 14

Graham8181 says...

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
[quote][p][bold]nosyrudeman[/bold] 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.[/p][/quote]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 Graham8181

10:47pm Mon 17 Feb 14

the wizard says...

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.
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. the wizard

10:49pm Mon 17 Feb 14

Since 1950 says...

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.
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] 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.[/p][/quote]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![/p][/quote]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. Since 1950

10:51pm Mon 17 Feb 14

southside7 says...

dead rubber anyway, tw*t pot
dead rubber anyway, tw*t pot southside7

10:53pm Mon 17 Feb 14

Since 1950 says...

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!
[quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] 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.[/p][/quote]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)[/p][/quote]Thanks Chish. Sent from my phone in the dark! Since 1950

11:02pm Mon 17 Feb 14

stfc4ever!! says...

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
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 stfc4ever!!

11:09pm Mon 17 Feb 14

Wilesy says...

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.
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. Wilesy

11:15pm Mon 17 Feb 14

Lazaat says...

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 👎
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 👎 Lazaat

11:16pm Mon 17 Feb 14

Psychedelic Syd says...

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.
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. Psychedelic Syd

11:35pm Mon 17 Feb 14

MoonrakerMatelot says...

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.
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. MoonrakerMatelot

11:36pm Mon 17 Feb 14

The Jockster says...

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! :)
[quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] 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.[/p][/quote]Pretty comfy these armchairs ain't they Jock :o) I will get out there before the end of the season I hope.[/p][/quote]I don't know Chish not had as much experience as you in them! :) The Jockster

11:45pm Mon 17 Feb 14

old town robin says...

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.
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. old town robin

12:04am Tue 18 Feb 14

joey butler says...

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!!
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] 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.[/p][/quote]Pretty comfy these armchairs ain't they Jock :o) I will get out there before the end of the season I hope.[/p][/quote]I don't know Chish not had as much experience as you in them! :)[/p][/quote]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!! joey butler

12:06am Tue 18 Feb 14

Since 1950 says...

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!
[quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] 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.[/p][/quote]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! Since 1950

12:09am Tue 18 Feb 14

Since 1950 says...

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.
[quote][p][bold]super red[/bold] 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.[/p][/quote]We didn't learn from the play offs last season when we let Miles take one after a long lay off. Since 1950

12:11am Tue 18 Feb 14

lifelong red says...

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 .
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 . lifelong red

12:11am Tue 18 Feb 14

Oxon-Red says...

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
[quote][p][bold]Pewsham Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bradley red 1[/bold] 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.[/p][/quote]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.[/p][/quote]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 Oxon-Red

12:16am Tue 18 Feb 14

Swindon_AOK says...

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......
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...... Swindon_AOK

12:48am Tue 18 Feb 14

Oxon-Red says...

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
[quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pewsham Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bradley red 1[/bold] 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.[/p][/quote]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.[/p][/quote]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[/p][/quote]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 Oxon-Red

1:09am Tue 18 Feb 14

Oi Den! says...

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.
[quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] 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.[/p][/quote]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. Oi Den!

1:11am Tue 18 Feb 14

Oi Den! says...

Bodes well.
Bodes well. Oi Den!

1:30am Tue 18 Feb 14

Wilesy says...

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???
[quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pewsham Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bradley red 1[/bold] 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.[/p][/quote]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.[/p][/quote]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[/p][/quote]Yeovil v Watford tomorrow night. £23 for Championship v £27 for League 1??? Wilesy

1:40am Tue 18 Feb 14

red white says...

Love Coops but hands in pockets all the time?
Love Coops but hands in pockets all the time? red white

6:40am Tue 18 Feb 14

Chish and Fips says...

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.
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] 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.[/p][/quote]Pretty comfy these armchairs ain't they Jock :o) I will get out there before the end of the season I hope.[/p][/quote]I don't know Chish not had as much experience as you in them! :)[/p][/quote]Fair comment Jock - I'll wait for the warmer weather before I leave me comfy chair to go out there. Chish and Fips

9:36am Tue 18 Feb 14

Graham8181 says...

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.
[quote][p][bold]Swindon_AOK[/bold] 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......[/p][/quote]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. Graham8181

9:36am Tue 18 Feb 14

Graham8181 says...

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
[quote][p][bold]Graham8181[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Swindon_AOK[/bold] 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......[/p][/quote]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.[/p][/quote]kills = skills Graham8181

10:17am Tue 18 Feb 14

sagadude says...

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.
[quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sagadude[/bold] wrote: It's ok, Miles Storey will come on and score the winner like he did against Cov. Wait a minute"........ ..... .......oh dear :-([/p][/quote]Don't forget the games he came on and did diddley squat .. oh dear selective memory .. :o)[/p][/quote]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. sagadude

11:43am Tue 18 Feb 14

buckobassettboy says...

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
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 buckobassettboy

12:29pm Tue 18 Feb 14

the wizard says...

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.
[quote][p][bold]joey butler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] 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.[/p][/quote]Pretty comfy these armchairs ain't they Jock :o) I will get out there before the end of the season I hope.[/p][/quote]I don't know Chish not had as much experience as you in them! :)[/p][/quote]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!![/p][/quote]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. the wizard

11:22pm Tue 18 Feb 14

joey butler says...

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.
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]joey butler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] 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.[/p][/quote]Pretty comfy these armchairs ain't they Jock :o) I will get out there before the end of the season I hope.[/p][/quote]I don't know Chish not had as much experience as you in them! :)[/p][/quote]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!![/p][/quote]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.[/p][/quote]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. joey butler

12:07am Wed 19 Feb 14

the wizard says...

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.
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. the wizard

2:35pm Sat 22 Feb 14

Chish and Fips says...

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
[quote][p][bold]joey butler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]joey butler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] 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.[/p][/quote]Pretty comfy these armchairs ain't they Jock :o) I will get out there before the end of the season I hope.[/p][/quote]I don't know Chish not had as much experience as you in them! :)[/p][/quote]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!![/p][/quote]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.[/p][/quote]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.[/p][/quote]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 Chish and Fips

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