Cooper insists fifth place is still within Town's reach

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Mark Cooper Mark Cooper

FIFTH place in League One is still within reach, according to Mark Cooper, despite the fact his Swindon Town side are currently nine points off the pace with 15 games of the season remaining.

Rotherham United currently occupy fifth spot with 54 points from 30 games, with Town eighth having played one match more than their play-off rivals, but Cooper thinks a good run of form could see the Robins close the gap.

He said: “I think there are still definitely a couple of places up for grabs. I’ve looked at the games teams have got to play and teams are going to drop points.

“The only thing is you’ve got to make sure you win your games first before you start worrying about anyone else.

“The results went well for us in the week. The teams that were capable of closing the gap on us didn’t so we’ve had that little bit of a buffer and we have to look after our own stuff now.”

A key part of any rise up the table in the final third of the campaign would rely on Swindon improving their away form. After the draw at Walsall and victory at Port Vale, Cooper is hopeful that his side are beginning to do just that.

“We’ve got the attacking bit right but we keep conceding goals so we haven’t got that spot on yet. The way we play we do leave ourselves open to conceding goals,” he said.“Yes, we are constantly working on that and if we could get that right we’d never lose a game, would we?”

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7:06am Sat 22 Feb 14

U REDS says...

No it's not.
No it's not. U REDS
  • Score: 0

7:27am Sat 22 Feb 14

Wilesy says...

Possible but unlikely with Ranger fit. Not a chance without Ranger.
Possible but unlikely with Ranger fit. Not a chance without Ranger. Wilesy
  • Score: 5

8:06am Sat 22 Feb 14

XJR says...

What with his tactics or lack of, useless.
He also forgot to mention the Pink elephant's he had just seen flying over County ground...
What with his tactics or lack of, useless. He also forgot to mention the Pink elephant's he had just seen flying over County ground... XJR
  • Score: -14

8:14am Sat 22 Feb 14

smirg kcab says...

Swindon 0 oldham 1
Jpt more important
If the league was one on yellow/red cards we would be 80 points clear.
No chance league over
Swindon 0 oldham 1 Jpt more important If the league was one on yellow/red cards we would be 80 points clear. No chance league over smirg kcab
  • Score: -9

8:15am Sat 22 Feb 14

Graham8181 says...

Not a chance with cooper as manager you cost us any promotion chance - such a waste of a decent team
Not a chance with cooper as manager you cost us any promotion chance - such a waste of a decent team Graham8181
  • Score: -13

8:15am Sat 22 Feb 14

smirg kcab says...

smirg kcab wrote:
Swindon 0 oldham 1
Jpt more important
If the league was one on yellow/red cards we would be 80 points clear.
No chance league over
Or won
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: Swindon 0 oldham 1 Jpt more important If the league was one on yellow/red cards we would be 80 points clear. No chance league over[/p][/quote]Or won smirg kcab
  • Score: 0

8:30am Sat 22 Feb 14

ya mums got facial hair says...

Mr cooper has over stayed his welcome
Mr cooper has over stayed his welcome ya mums got facial hair
  • Score: -16

8:39am Sat 22 Feb 14

Chish and Fips says...

smirg kcab wrote:
Swindon 0 oldham 1
Jpt more important
If the league was one on yellow/red cards we would be 80 points clear.
No chance league over
According to the league of shame a link someone put on here Preston NE would have won that one by a country mile. Think we were mid table like possible where we will be eos.

Next one please...
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: Swindon 0 oldham 1 Jpt more important If the league was one on yellow/red cards we would be 80 points clear. No chance league over[/p][/quote]According to the league of shame a link someone put on here Preston NE would have won that one by a country mile. Think we were mid table like possible where we will be eos. Next one please... Chish and Fips
  • Score: -1

8:41am Sat 22 Feb 14

Davethered says...

Can reach 5th place .
Hope you've got long arms . I've got more chance of winning the Lottery.
Can reach 5th place . Hope you've got long arms . I've got more chance of winning the Lottery. Davethered
  • Score: 4

9:06am Sat 22 Feb 14

smirg kcab says...

Chish and Fips wrote:
smirg kcab wrote:
Swindon 0 oldham 1
Jpt more important
If the league was one on yellow/red cards we would be 80 points clear.
No chance league over
According to the league of shame a link someone put on here Preston NE would have won that one by a country mile. Think we were mid table like possible where we will be eos.

Next one please...
Thanks for that Chish I take it back then certs for 5th it is then.
Next one please
[quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: Swindon 0 oldham 1 Jpt more important If the league was one on yellow/red cards we would be 80 points clear. No chance league over[/p][/quote]According to the league of shame a link someone put on here Preston NE would have won that one by a country mile. Think we were mid table like possible where we will be eos. Next one please...[/p][/quote]Thanks for that Chish I take it back then certs for 5th it is then. Next one please smirg kcab
  • Score: -5

9:13am Sat 22 Feb 14

London Red says...

I said the exact same thing the other day
.
People make wild statements normally on here without looking deeper
.
Rotherham in 5th have that buffer as 5 of their last 7 were against the teams at the bottom - now they have 9 of the top half coming up in their last 16 so will drop points
.
So yes we lost to Oldham which we can't afford anymore of those results - but if we take points from the "lesser" teams it will all boil down to the head to heads - of which one is us at HOME to Rotherham
.
So all we need to do is close the gap by 6 points over the next 14 to go into a one off showdown with them
.
That is possible as they have Preston Wolves Brentford Walsall Port Vale and MK all to come before hand
.
So when they travel to Preston and we play Crawley at home - it could easily be down to 3 or 4 for us to make up with 13 to go!
.
It's unlikely we will do it due to injuries to Ranger etc - but is possible so why that is the case I'm glad Cooper has that attitude
.
Imagine Smirg giving the team talk today - don't bother it's a home banker and season over. Wow bet they would be fired up after that!
I said the exact same thing the other day . People make wild statements normally on here without looking deeper . Rotherham in 5th have that buffer as 5 of their last 7 were against the teams at the bottom - now they have 9 of the top half coming up in their last 16 so will drop points . So yes we lost to Oldham which we can't afford anymore of those results - but if we take points from the "lesser" teams it will all boil down to the head to heads - of which one is us at HOME to Rotherham . So all we need to do is close the gap by 6 points over the next 14 to go into a one off showdown with them . That is possible as they have Preston Wolves Brentford Walsall Port Vale and MK all to come before hand . So when they travel to Preston and we play Crawley at home - it could easily be down to 3 or 4 for us to make up with 13 to go! . It's unlikely we will do it due to injuries to Ranger etc - but is possible so why that is the case I'm glad Cooper has that attitude . Imagine Smirg giving the team talk today - don't bother it's a home banker and season over. Wow bet they would be fired up after that! London Red
  • Score: 14

9:24am Sat 22 Feb 14

Chish and Fips says...

smirg kcab wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
smirg kcab wrote:
Swindon 0 oldham 1
Jpt more important
If the league was one on yellow/red cards we would be 80 points clear.
No chance league over
According to the league of shame a link someone put on here Preston NE would have won that one by a country mile. Think we were mid table like possible where we will be eos.

Next one please...
Thanks for that Chish I take it back then certs for 5th it is then.
Next one please
Grim you are falling recently back into your Victor Meldrew character again - lighten up ....
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: Swindon 0 oldham 1 Jpt more important If the league was one on yellow/red cards we would be 80 points clear. No chance league over[/p][/quote]According to the league of shame a link someone put on here Preston NE would have won that one by a country mile. Think we were mid table like possible where we will be eos. Next one please...[/p][/quote]Thanks for that Chish I take it back then certs for 5th it is then. Next one please[/p][/quote]Grim you are falling recently back into your Victor Meldrew character again - lighten up .... Chish and Fips
  • Score: 5

9:52am Sat 22 Feb 14

The Town End says...

Finish 5th?? yeah ok, funniest thing I have heard all year!!. More dribble coming from management to keep the deluded fans hoping!!. It was a shame Black pulled out as I have 2 or 3 friends that work for Swindon and they all said it was the best it has ever been.
Not too happy at the moment though!.
The talk of Di canio spending too much+high wages was ok whilst they were in charge as the plan was over 10 years, not 2, so club would have been stable until Black backed out of his promises.
Swindon should be prepared to go to div2 and start afresh with no debts and rebuild over a period of time or stop upping prices with tales of championship football.
If as Power says they get to the championship in next 2 seasons then i will personally give them a cheque for a grand!!.
It will never happen when such large cost cutting exersizes are in place.
Again **** to fans who deludedly believe the chairman is being honest.
yet another season of **** the fans can take in!!
Finish 5th?? yeah ok, funniest thing I have heard all year!!. More dribble coming from management to keep the deluded fans hoping!!. It was a shame Black pulled out as I have 2 or 3 friends that work for Swindon and they all said it was the best it has ever been. Not too happy at the moment though!. The talk of Di canio spending too much+high wages was ok whilst they were in charge as the plan was over 10 years, not 2, so club would have been stable until Black backed out of his promises. Swindon should be prepared to go to div2 and start afresh with no debts and rebuild over a period of time or stop upping prices with tales of championship football. If as Power says they get to the championship in next 2 seasons then i will personally give them a cheque for a grand!!. It will never happen when such large cost cutting exersizes are in place. Again **** to fans who deludedly believe the chairman is being honest. yet another season of **** the fans can take in!! The Town End
  • Score: -7

10:14am Sat 22 Feb 14

itslove says...

5th place no chance. We might just get 6th with a miracle . We have not been good. And you cant keep making excuses such as injuries. I think we may now be playing games for the sake of them. We may not reach 6th place. Might as well finish the season now and save money . Waste of time watching a team that is going no where fast .
5th place no chance. We might just get 6th with a miracle . We have not been good. And you cant keep making excuses such as injuries. I think we may now be playing games for the sake of them. We may not reach 6th place. Might as well finish the season now and save money . Waste of time watching a team that is going no where fast . itslove
  • Score: -3

10:17am Sat 22 Feb 14

Chish and Fips says...

Quote "The talk of Di canio spending too much+high wages was ok whilst they were in charge as the plan was over 10 years, not 2, so club would have been stable until Black backed out of his promises."

Are you sure about Black being okay with that... the rate PDC was frittering it away on his scatter-ball approach to buying players and alleged high priced player contracts .- wasn't that the reasons Black pulled the plug or have I mis read your post.
Sunderland seem to be recovering now from PDC too, but they have far more financial backing.
Quote "The talk of Di canio spending too much+high wages was ok whilst they were in charge as the plan was over 10 years, not 2, so club would have been stable until Black backed out of his promises." Are you sure about Black being okay with that... the rate PDC was frittering it away on his scatter-ball approach to buying players and alleged high priced player contracts .- wasn't that the reasons Black pulled the plug or have I mis read your post. Sunderland seem to be recovering now from PDC too, but they have far more financial backing. Chish and Fips
  • Score: 4

10:22am Sat 22 Feb 14

Robinonfire says...

If we had a real manager maybe 1st or 2nd place but with non league Cooperman...the only way is down.

Power should get a real manager in now for the run in.
If we had a real manager maybe 1st or 2nd place but with non league Cooperman...the only way is down. Power should get a real manager in now for the run in. Robinonfire
  • Score: -5

10:24am Sat 22 Feb 14

castle9 says...

Robinonfire wrote:
If we had a real manager maybe 1st or 2nd place but with non league Cooperman...the only way is down.

Power should get a real manager in now for the run in.
and who would your choice be?
[quote][p][bold]Robinonfire[/bold] wrote: If we had a real manager maybe 1st or 2nd place but with non league Cooperman...the only way is down. Power should get a real manager in now for the run in.[/p][/quote]and who would your choice be? castle9
  • Score: 2

10:27am Sat 22 Feb 14

The Nomis says...

Started going in 1985 until around 2006. Went to every home match and most away matches with my mates. Like all the supporters we were treated like **** by the board all those years with them hiking up prices every year with no ambition.
Enough was enough of being taken the **** out of, so never been since and to be honest it has still not changed. People will defend them forever and say that's how it is, but that's up to them if they want to be a mug.
£27 to watch that type of footie under Mark Cooper when I can go to Man Utd for £40 and be treated properly by a club with ambition and no petty squabbling going on.
Its a no brainer to me.
Still like to see swindon do well but not a mug to give my hard earned money away to a club that will always rip the p!ss put of the fans!!
Started going in 1985 until around 2006. Went to every home match and most away matches with my mates. Like all the supporters we were treated like **** by the board all those years with them hiking up prices every year with no ambition. Enough was enough of being taken the **** out of, so never been since and to be honest it has still not changed. People will defend them forever and say that's how it is, but that's up to them if they want to be a mug. £27 to watch that type of footie under Mark Cooper when I can go to Man Utd for £40 and be treated properly by a club with ambition and no petty squabbling going on. Its a no brainer to me. Still like to see swindon do well but not a mug to give my hard earned money away to a club that will always rip the p!ss put of the fans!! The Nomis
  • Score: 1

10:39am Sat 22 Feb 14

RobinRobin says...

Our manager says they are still eyeing 5th (6th will do for me) and is met by doom, gloom and insults. To me that says more about the forum fans than anything they say about the manager.

I think we'll learn a lot about season end today. A good performance and maybe even a good result against the O's with our weakened team and I'll still be optimistic. Even if we lose, after LR's analysis, I won't give up hope, not yet.
COYR
Our manager says they are still eyeing 5th (6th will do for me) and is met by doom, gloom and insults. To me that says more about the forum fans than anything they say about the manager. I think we'll learn a lot about season end today. A good performance and maybe even a good result against the O's with our weakened team and I'll still be optimistic. Even if we lose, after LR's analysis, I won't give up hope, not yet. COYR RobinRobin
  • Score: 5

10:44am Sat 22 Feb 14

Robinonfire says...

The Nomis wrote:
Started going in 1985 until around 2006. Went to every home match and most away matches with my mates. Like all the supporters we were treated like **** by the board all those years with them hiking up prices every year with no ambition. Enough was enough of being taken the **** out of, so never been since and to be honest it has still not changed. People will defend them forever and say that's how it is, but that's up to them if they want to be a mug. £27 to watch that type of footie under Mark Cooper when I can go to Man Utd for £40 and be treated properly by a club with ambition and no petty squabbling going on. Its a no brainer to me. Still like to see swindon do well but not a mug to give my hard earned money away to a club that will always rip the p!ss put of the fans!!
£27 is a joke...div 1 should be no more than £20.

Swindon FC should do what Bradford FC did a few seasons ago lower season tickets, I think they got 10,000 season ticket holders,
[quote][p][bold]The Nomis[/bold] wrote: Started going in 1985 until around 2006. Went to every home match and most away matches with my mates. Like all the supporters we were treated like **** by the board all those years with them hiking up prices every year with no ambition. Enough was enough of being taken the **** out of, so never been since and to be honest it has still not changed. People will defend them forever and say that's how it is, but that's up to them if they want to be a mug. £27 to watch that type of footie under Mark Cooper when I can go to Man Utd for £40 and be treated properly by a club with ambition and no petty squabbling going on. Its a no brainer to me. Still like to see swindon do well but not a mug to give my hard earned money away to a club that will always rip the p!ss put of the fans!![/p][/quote]£27 is a joke...div 1 should be no more than £20. Swindon FC should do what Bradford FC did a few seasons ago lower season tickets, I think they got 10,000 season ticket holders, Robinonfire
  • Score: 8

10:52am Sat 22 Feb 14

Davethered says...

What we need is proper owners , a real manager and real back room staff. The whole club is a joke at the moment. One man and his dog running the whole business is not good . He has no money , no backers and definitely no vision for the future . We could be losing millions and nobody knows a thing about it , because we have no board..How much longer do we have to put up with the cr@p that is happening at the county ground . I feel we are being taken for a ride again . Publish the financial figures for the past year .
What we need is proper owners , a real manager and real back room staff. The whole club is a joke at the moment. One man and his dog running the whole business is not good . He has no money , no backers and definitely no vision for the future . We could be losing millions and nobody knows a thing about it , because we have no board..How much longer do we have to put up with the cr@p that is happening at the county ground . I feel we are being taken for a ride again . Publish the financial figures for the past year . Davethered
  • Score: 2

11:15am Sat 22 Feb 14

Davidsyrett says...

Blimey, I wonder what sort of comments there would be if we were in Bristol City position today? Wake up guys, a good run and we're in the play-offs!! I thought you were all expecting relegation this season, who would have really expected us to be where we are today? Never mind, most of the posters on here are only happy when they moan. If it's so difficult to support the club, do what matey boy above did and go and support Man Utd, because they care about their fans!! pull the other one. Chin up guys the suns shining!!
Blimey, I wonder what sort of comments there would be if we were in Bristol City position today? Wake up guys, a good run and we're in the play-offs!! I thought you were all expecting relegation this season, who would have really expected us to be where we are today? Never mind, most of the posters on here are only happy when they moan. If it's so difficult to support the club, do what matey boy above did and go and support Man Utd, because they care about their fans!! pull the other one. Chin up guys the suns shining!! Davidsyrett
  • Score: 8

11:16am Sat 22 Feb 14

castle9 says...

Davethered wrote:
What we need is proper owners , a real manager and real back room staff. The whole club is a joke at the moment. One man and his dog running the whole business is not good . He has no money , no backers and definitely no vision for the future . We could be losing millions and nobody knows a thing about it , because we have no board..How much longer do we have to put up with the cr@p that is happening at the county ground . I feel we are being taken for a ride again . Publish the financial figures for the past year .
What is your solution?
[quote][p][bold]Davethered[/bold] wrote: What we need is proper owners , a real manager and real back room staff. The whole club is a joke at the moment. One man and his dog running the whole business is not good . He has no money , no backers and definitely no vision for the future . We could be losing millions and nobody knows a thing about it , because we have no board..How much longer do we have to put up with the cr@p that is happening at the county ground . I feel we are being taken for a ride again . Publish the financial figures for the past year .[/p][/quote]What is your solution? castle9
  • Score: 1

11:26am Sat 22 Feb 14

jayden says...

London Red wrote:
I said the exact same thing the other day
.
People make wild statements normally on here without looking deeper
.
Rotherham in 5th have that buffer as 5 of their last 7 were against the teams at the bottom - now they have 9 of the top half coming up in their last 16 so will drop points
.
So yes we lost to Oldham which we can't afford anymore of those results - but if we take points from the "lesser" teams it will all boil down to the head to heads - of which one is us at HOME to Rotherham
.
So all we need to do is close the gap by 6 points over the next 14 to go into a one off showdown with them
.
That is possible as they have Preston Wolves Brentford Walsall Port Vale and MK all to come before hand
.
So when they travel to Preston and we play Crawley at home - it could easily be down to 3 or 4 for us to make up with 13 to go!
.
It's unlikely we will do it due to injuries to Ranger etc - but is possible so why that is the case I'm glad Cooper has that attitude
.
Imagine Smirg giving the team talk today - don't bother it's a home banker and season over. Wow bet they would be fired up after that!
Oh by the way London red would you like to tell my two boys that the JPT dose not matter so we won't bother going next time . Remember this London red if we don't get children going there will be no Swindon fans in the future.
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: I said the exact same thing the other day . People make wild statements normally on here without looking deeper . Rotherham in 5th have that buffer as 5 of their last 7 were against the teams at the bottom - now they have 9 of the top half coming up in their last 16 so will drop points . So yes we lost to Oldham which we can't afford anymore of those results - but if we take points from the "lesser" teams it will all boil down to the head to heads - of which one is us at HOME to Rotherham . So all we need to do is close the gap by 6 points over the next 14 to go into a one off showdown with them . That is possible as they have Preston Wolves Brentford Walsall Port Vale and MK all to come before hand . So when they travel to Preston and we play Crawley at home - it could easily be down to 3 or 4 for us to make up with 13 to go! . It's unlikely we will do it due to injuries to Ranger etc - but is possible so why that is the case I'm glad Cooper has that attitude . Imagine Smirg giving the team talk today - don't bother it's a home banker and season over. Wow bet they would be fired up after that![/p][/quote]Oh by the way London red would you like to tell my two boys that the JPT dose not matter so we won't bother going next time . Remember this London red if we don't get children going there will be no Swindon fans in the future. jayden
  • Score: 0

11:33am Sat 22 Feb 14

jayden says...

smirg kcab wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
smirg kcab wrote:
Swindon 0 oldham 1
Jpt more important
If the league was one on yellow/red cards we would be 80 points clear.
No chance league over
According to the league of shame a link someone put on here Preston NE would have won that one by a country mile. Think we were mid table like possible where we will be eos.

Next one please...
Thanks for that Chish I take it back then certs for 5th it is then.
Next one please
Grim I know I don't all ways see eye to eye with you but I this instant I am with you and least you say it as you see it and don't take for ever to get your point over or bore us with details and you also know the names of our players unlike London red.
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: Swindon 0 oldham 1 Jpt more important If the league was one on yellow/red cards we would be 80 points clear. No chance league over[/p][/quote]According to the league of shame a link someone put on here Preston NE would have won that one by a country mile. Think we were mid table like possible where we will be eos. Next one please...[/p][/quote]Thanks for that Chish I take it back then certs for 5th it is then. Next one please[/p][/quote]Grim I know I don't all ways see eye to eye with you but I this instant I am with you and least you say it as you see it and don't take for ever to get your point over or bore us with details and you also know the names of our players unlike London red. jayden
  • Score: 0

11:36am Sat 22 Feb 14

port de soller says...

I am just pleased we RE t the right end of the division.
As for Cooper saying 5th spot,dream on,would be great but sorry just wish we had a dcent Manager and decent Finacial backing(we did have and a certain manager thought he was God and nearly finished us off)
So Mr cooper for me you aint the guy for the job
I am just pleased we RE t the right end of the division. As for Cooper saying 5th spot,dream on,would be great but sorry just wish we had a dcent Manager and decent Finacial backing(we did have and a certain manager thought he was God and nearly finished us off) So Mr cooper for me you aint the guy for the job port de soller
  • Score: -3

11:39am Sat 22 Feb 14

Norfolk Red says...

Davidsyrett, I wish I had your optimism!

Sadly I think it will be mid table mediocrity.

We are fading fast and with injuries and suspensions, some of which, could have been avoided, I really just don't see it.

Don't get me wrong, some of the stuff we have played has been fantastic, others have been **** right baffling. There is no consistency and that is really frustrating.

So what next? For me, I think the team will break up, loanees go back, I think Wes will go, as will several others. Before anybody starts having a pop about the sustainable model, the problem we have here is short term vision.

What would have happened if we had got into the championship? We would have needed considerable investment in the team, you can't run a team there full of loanees, playing the style that their parent club demands. It would have been a relegation dog-fight, and how many clubs would of loan us players to be up for that?

All I see is prices going up, driving casuals, like me if that how you want to look at it , who don't go to every home game but try to get to as many as I can, to watch a team run on a shoe string, looking to get the crumbs of success from the coat tails of the larger clubs, and charging people £27 for a home game is not the answer. We need to find other models to bring income into the club, without ripping off the supporters.

I don't think Power is the answer, but not sure what is. What I do believe is that we really need to stop sleep walking into being a forever L1/L2 team. Because sooner or later there won't be a L1/L2 anymore.

I am not a glory hunter, I have supported town for over 40 years now, so I had more lows than high, and no one ever said being a town fan was easy and I accept that. But the way we are going we are driving fans away and may never get them back.

COYR
Davidsyrett, I wish I had your optimism! Sadly I think it will be mid table mediocrity. We are fading fast and with injuries and suspensions, some of which, could have been avoided, I really just don't see it. Don't get me wrong, some of the stuff we have played has been fantastic, others have been **** right baffling. There is no consistency and that is really frustrating. So what next? For me, I think the team will break up, loanees go back, I think Wes will go, as will several others. Before anybody starts having a pop about the sustainable model, the problem we have here is short term vision. What would have happened if we had got into the championship? We would have needed considerable investment in the team, you can't run a team there full of loanees, playing the style that their parent club demands. It would have been a relegation dog-fight, and how many clubs would of loan us players to be up for that? All I see is prices going up, driving casuals, like me if that how you want to look at it , who don't go to every home game but try to get to as many as I can, to watch a team run on a shoe string, looking to get the crumbs of success from the coat tails of the larger clubs, and charging people £27 for a home game is not the answer. We need to find other models to bring income into the club, without ripping off the supporters. I don't think Power is the answer, but not sure what is. What I do believe is that we really need to stop sleep walking into being a forever L1/L2 team. Because sooner or later there won't be a L1/L2 anymore. I am not a glory hunter, I have supported town for over 40 years now, so I had more lows than high, and no one ever said being a town fan was easy and I accept that. But the way we are going we are driving fans away and may never get them back. COYR Norfolk Red
  • Score: 2

11:40am Sat 22 Feb 14

jayden says...

Good luck today lads all the same .
Good luck today lads all the same . jayden
  • Score: 0

11:41am Sat 22 Feb 14

London Red says...

Jayden re-read my posts before having a go - when have I ever slated the JPT?
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Think you will find I'm pro it!
.
I was stating the other day what lots on here have adopted as a view to show that the gate didn't drop by 4k purely as PdC left as claimed!
.
Den for example clearly said he wouldn't go as he hates the cup - thus backing my point - as nothing to do with PdC
Jayden re-read my posts before having a go - when have I ever slated the JPT? . Think you will find I'm pro it! . I was stating the other day what lots on here have adopted as a view to show that the gate didn't drop by 4k purely as PdC left as claimed! . Den for example clearly said he wouldn't go as he hates the cup - thus backing my point - as nothing to do with PdC London Red
  • Score: -1

11:53am Sat 22 Feb 14

jayden says...

London Red wrote:
Jayden re-read my posts before having a go - when have I ever slated the JPT?
.
Think you will find I'm pro it!
.
I was stating the other day what lots on here have adopted as a view to show that the gate didn't drop by 4k purely as PdC left as claimed!
.
Den for example clearly said he wouldn't go as he hates the cup - thus backing my point - as nothing to do with PdC
Was that not you who yesterday that the JPT is a poxy cup that no one cares about so why should the players. It was under London red unless there are two of you or I miss understood .
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Jayden re-read my posts before having a go - when have I ever slated the JPT? . Think you will find I'm pro it! . I was stating the other day what lots on here have adopted as a view to show that the gate didn't drop by 4k purely as PdC left as claimed! . Den for example clearly said he wouldn't go as he hates the cup - thus backing my point - as nothing to do with PdC[/p][/quote]Was that not you who yesterday that the JPT is a poxy cup that no one cares about so why should the players. It was under London red unless there are two of you or I miss understood . jayden
  • Score: -1

12:08pm Sat 22 Feb 14

Davidsyrett says...

Norfolk Red wrote:
Davidsyrett, I wish I had your optimism!

Sadly I think it will be mid table mediocrity.

We are fading fast and with injuries and suspensions, some of which, could have been avoided, I really just don't see it.

Don't get me wrong, some of the stuff we have played has been fantastic, others have been **** right baffling. There is no consistency and that is really frustrating.

So what next? For me, I think the team will break up, loanees go back, I think Wes will go, as will several others. Before anybody starts having a pop about the sustainable model, the problem we have here is short term vision.

What would have happened if we had got into the championship? We would have needed considerable investment in the team, you can't run a team there full of loanees, playing the style that their parent club demands. It would have been a relegation dog-fight, and how many clubs would of loan us players to be up for that?

All I see is prices going up, driving casuals, like me if that how you want to look at it , who don't go to every home game but try to get to as many as I can, to watch a team run on a shoe string, looking to get the crumbs of success from the coat tails of the larger clubs, and charging people £27 for a home game is not the answer. We need to find other models to bring income into the club, without ripping off the supporters.

I don't think Power is the answer, but not sure what is. What I do believe is that we really need to stop sleep walking into being a forever L1/L2 team. Because sooner or later there won't be a L1/L2 anymore.

I am not a glory hunter, I have supported town for over 40 years now, so I had more lows than high, and no one ever said being a town fan was easy and I accept that. But the way we are going we are driving fans away and may never get them back.

COYR
Norfolk, as I have said many times before this season has always been for me one on consolidation, after the problems of last season, at least the water have been calm. LP has only been in sole charge of the club for a few months, we cannot judge him on that, lets see what he does in the future regards investment, make no mistake, this man has money, whether he chooses to invest it in the club is another matter, but I don't really see why he would get involved otherwise.
The other thing that make me feel optimistic is the signings this season, barely any have failed, and most have been brought in very cheap, not like all DiCanios failures.
People also keep quoting this £27 a game, but that is only Cat A games there are cheaper ones plus there's always the Town End which is cheaper still. Yet you cant have it both ways, cheaper tickets maybe, but thats less revenue coming into the club, ie less money to invest, and before it's mentioned you may get more people through the turnstiles if tickets are cheaper, take monday night for example £15 ticket only 6500 Swindon fans bothered turning up, and that was a with a final at stake!
I've followed the club for over 40 years as well, it's in my blood I suppose, the only time I stopped watching them regularly was when McMahon was in charge, so ST already purchased for next season for me and my daughter, as Grim would say onwards and upwards (hopefully!)
[quote][p][bold]Norfolk Red[/bold] wrote: Davidsyrett, I wish I had your optimism! Sadly I think it will be mid table mediocrity. We are fading fast and with injuries and suspensions, some of which, could have been avoided, I really just don't see it. Don't get me wrong, some of the stuff we have played has been fantastic, others have been **** right baffling. There is no consistency and that is really frustrating. So what next? For me, I think the team will break up, loanees go back, I think Wes will go, as will several others. Before anybody starts having a pop about the sustainable model, the problem we have here is short term vision. What would have happened if we had got into the championship? We would have needed considerable investment in the team, you can't run a team there full of loanees, playing the style that their parent club demands. It would have been a relegation dog-fight, and how many clubs would of loan us players to be up for that? All I see is prices going up, driving casuals, like me if that how you want to look at it , who don't go to every home game but try to get to as many as I can, to watch a team run on a shoe string, looking to get the crumbs of success from the coat tails of the larger clubs, and charging people £27 for a home game is not the answer. We need to find other models to bring income into the club, without ripping off the supporters. I don't think Power is the answer, but not sure what is. What I do believe is that we really need to stop sleep walking into being a forever L1/L2 team. Because sooner or later there won't be a L1/L2 anymore. I am not a glory hunter, I have supported town for over 40 years now, so I had more lows than high, and no one ever said being a town fan was easy and I accept that. But the way we are going we are driving fans away and may never get them back. COYR[/p][/quote]Norfolk, as I have said many times before this season has always been for me one on consolidation, after the problems of last season, at least the water have been calm. LP has only been in sole charge of the club for a few months, we cannot judge him on that, lets see what he does in the future regards investment, make no mistake, this man has money, whether he chooses to invest it in the club is another matter, but I don't really see why he would get involved otherwise. The other thing that make me feel optimistic is the signings this season, barely any have failed, and most have been brought in very cheap, not like all DiCanios failures. People also keep quoting this £27 a game, but that is only Cat A games there are cheaper ones plus there's always the Town End which is cheaper still. Yet you cant have it both ways, cheaper tickets maybe, but thats less revenue coming into the club, ie less money to invest, and before it's mentioned you may get more people through the turnstiles if tickets are cheaper, take monday night for example £15 ticket only 6500 Swindon fans bothered turning up, and that was a with a final at stake! I've followed the club for over 40 years as well, it's in my blood I suppose, the only time I stopped watching them regularly was when McMahon was in charge, so ST already purchased for next season for me and my daughter, as Grim would say onwards and upwards (hopefully!) Davidsyrett
  • Score: 3

12:20pm Sat 22 Feb 14

jayden says...

Davidsyrett wrote:
Norfolk Red wrote:
Davidsyrett, I wish I had your optimism!

Sadly I think it will be mid table mediocrity.

We are fading fast and with injuries and suspensions, some of which, could have been avoided, I really just don't see it.

Don't get me wrong, some of the stuff we have played has been fantastic, others have been **** right baffling. There is no consistency and that is really frustrating.

So what next? For me, I think the team will break up, loanees go back, I think Wes will go, as will several others. Before anybody starts having a pop about the sustainable model, the problem we have here is short term vision.

What would have happened if we had got into the championship? We would have needed considerable investment in the team, you can't run a team there full of loanees, playing the style that their parent club demands. It would have been a relegation dog-fight, and how many clubs would of loan us players to be up for that?

All I see is prices going up, driving casuals, like me if that how you want to look at it , who don't go to every home game but try to get to as many as I can, to watch a team run on a shoe string, looking to get the crumbs of success from the coat tails of the larger clubs, and charging people £27 for a home game is not the answer. We need to find other models to bring income into the club, without ripping off the supporters.

I don't think Power is the answer, but not sure what is. What I do believe is that we really need to stop sleep walking into being a forever L1/L2 team. Because sooner or later there won't be a L1/L2 anymore.

I am not a glory hunter, I have supported town for over 40 years now, so I had more lows than high, and no one ever said being a town fan was easy and I accept that. But the way we are going we are driving fans away and may never get them back.

COYR
Norfolk, as I have said many times before this season has always been for me one on consolidation, after the problems of last season, at least the water have been calm. LP has only been in sole charge of the club for a few months, we cannot judge him on that, lets see what he does in the future regards investment, make no mistake, this man has money, whether he chooses to invest it in the club is another matter, but I don't really see why he would get involved otherwise.
The other thing that make me feel optimistic is the signings this season, barely any have failed, and most have been brought in very cheap, not like all DiCanios failures.
People also keep quoting this £27 a game, but that is only Cat A games there are cheaper ones plus there's always the Town End which is cheaper still. Yet you cant have it both ways, cheaper tickets maybe, but thats less revenue coming into the club, ie less money to invest, and before it's mentioned you may get more people through the turnstiles if tickets are cheaper, take monday night for example £15 ticket only 6500 Swindon fans bothered turning up, and that was a with a final at stake!
I've followed the club for over 40 years as well, it's in my blood I suppose, the only time I stopped watching them regularly was when McMahon was in charge, so ST already purchased for next season for me and my daughter, as Grim would say onwards and upwards (hopefully!)
Fair play to you David most ST fans would agree. The trouble with the whole situation is that we moved forward at pace with PDC and Black (YES AT A COST) but we have now started to move backwards a little ( UNDERSTAND THIS). Will the increase on tickets be spent on the ground or better players I have not renewed as yet and will wait and see.
[quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Norfolk Red[/bold] wrote: Davidsyrett, I wish I had your optimism! Sadly I think it will be mid table mediocrity. We are fading fast and with injuries and suspensions, some of which, could have been avoided, I really just don't see it. Don't get me wrong, some of the stuff we have played has been fantastic, others have been **** right baffling. There is no consistency and that is really frustrating. So what next? For me, I think the team will break up, loanees go back, I think Wes will go, as will several others. Before anybody starts having a pop about the sustainable model, the problem we have here is short term vision. What would have happened if we had got into the championship? We would have needed considerable investment in the team, you can't run a team there full of loanees, playing the style that their parent club demands. It would have been a relegation dog-fight, and how many clubs would of loan us players to be up for that? All I see is prices going up, driving casuals, like me if that how you want to look at it , who don't go to every home game but try to get to as many as I can, to watch a team run on a shoe string, looking to get the crumbs of success from the coat tails of the larger clubs, and charging people £27 for a home game is not the answer. We need to find other models to bring income into the club, without ripping off the supporters. I don't think Power is the answer, but not sure what is. What I do believe is that we really need to stop sleep walking into being a forever L1/L2 team. Because sooner or later there won't be a L1/L2 anymore. I am not a glory hunter, I have supported town for over 40 years now, so I had more lows than high, and no one ever said being a town fan was easy and I accept that. But the way we are going we are driving fans away and may never get them back. COYR[/p][/quote]Norfolk, as I have said many times before this season has always been for me one on consolidation, after the problems of last season, at least the water have been calm. LP has only been in sole charge of the club for a few months, we cannot judge him on that, lets see what he does in the future regards investment, make no mistake, this man has money, whether he chooses to invest it in the club is another matter, but I don't really see why he would get involved otherwise. The other thing that make me feel optimistic is the signings this season, barely any have failed, and most have been brought in very cheap, not like all DiCanios failures. People also keep quoting this £27 a game, but that is only Cat A games there are cheaper ones plus there's always the Town End which is cheaper still. Yet you cant have it both ways, cheaper tickets maybe, but thats less revenue coming into the club, ie less money to invest, and before it's mentioned you may get more people through the turnstiles if tickets are cheaper, take monday night for example £15 ticket only 6500 Swindon fans bothered turning up, and that was a with a final at stake! I've followed the club for over 40 years as well, it's in my blood I suppose, the only time I stopped watching them regularly was when McMahon was in charge, so ST already purchased for next season for me and my daughter, as Grim would say onwards and upwards (hopefully!)[/p][/quote]Fair play to you David most ST fans would agree. The trouble with the whole situation is that we moved forward at pace with PDC and Black (YES AT A COST) but we have now started to move backwards a little ( UNDERSTAND THIS). Will the increase on tickets be spent on the ground or better players I have not renewed as yet and will wait and see. jayden
  • Score: 1

12:32pm Sat 22 Feb 14

smirg kcab says...

jayden wrote:
London Red wrote:
I said the exact same thing the other day
.
People make wild statements normally on here without looking deeper
.
Rotherham in 5th have that buffer as 5 of their last 7 were against the teams at the bottom - now they have 9 of the top half coming up in their last 16 so will drop points
.
So yes we lost to Oldham which we can't afford anymore of those results - but if we take points from the "lesser" teams it will all boil down to the head to heads - of which one is us at HOME to Rotherham
.
So all we need to do is close the gap by 6 points over the next 14 to go into a one off showdown with them
.
That is possible as they have Preston Wolves Brentford Walsall Port Vale and MK all to come before hand
.
So when they travel to Preston and we play Crawley at home - it could easily be down to 3 or 4 for us to make up with 13 to go!
.
It's unlikely we will do it due to injuries to Ranger etc - but is possible so why that is the case I'm glad Cooper has that attitude
.
Imagine Smirg giving the team talk today - don't bother it's a home banker and season over. Wow bet they would be fired up after that!
Oh by the way London red would you like to tell my two boys that the JPT dose not matter so we won't bother going next time . Remember this London red if we don't get children going there will be no Swindon fans in the future.
Nice one Jayden he does his sums but he can't remember from yesterday.
Perhaps coopers team talk will be if we play like we did against them At home it will be an away banker.
[quote][p][bold]jayden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: I said the exact same thing the other day . People make wild statements normally on here without looking deeper . Rotherham in 5th have that buffer as 5 of their last 7 were against the teams at the bottom - now they have 9 of the top half coming up in their last 16 so will drop points . So yes we lost to Oldham which we can't afford anymore of those results - but if we take points from the "lesser" teams it will all boil down to the head to heads - of which one is us at HOME to Rotherham . So all we need to do is close the gap by 6 points over the next 14 to go into a one off showdown with them . That is possible as they have Preston Wolves Brentford Walsall Port Vale and MK all to come before hand . So when they travel to Preston and we play Crawley at home - it could easily be down to 3 or 4 for us to make up with 13 to go! . It's unlikely we will do it due to injuries to Ranger etc - but is possible so why that is the case I'm glad Cooper has that attitude . Imagine Smirg giving the team talk today - don't bother it's a home banker and season over. Wow bet they would be fired up after that![/p][/quote]Oh by the way London red would you like to tell my two boys that the JPT dose not matter so we won't bother going next time . Remember this London red if we don't get children going there will be no Swindon fans in the future.[/p][/quote]Nice one Jayden he does his sums but he can't remember from yesterday. Perhaps coopers team talk will be if we play like we did against them At home it will be an away banker. smirg kcab
  • Score: 0

1:10pm Sat 22 Feb 14

London Red says...

Read it again and in fact you will see I was having a go at Smirg et al who have slated the cup and saying why have the players got 2 days off to get over it as it means nothing - yet then had a go at the players for being in high spirits after the defeat
.
So yes you have totally misunderstood my point!
Read it again and in fact you will see I was having a go at Smirg et al who have slated the cup and saying why have the players got 2 days off to get over it as it means nothing - yet then had a go at the players for being in high spirits after the defeat . So yes you have totally misunderstood my point! London Red
  • Score: 0

2:09pm Sat 22 Feb 14

Micky Hazard says...

The Nomis wrote:
Started going in 1985 until around 2006. Went to every home match and most away matches with my mates. Like all the supporters we were treated like **** by the board all those years with them hiking up prices every year with no ambition.
Enough was enough of being taken the **** out of, so never been since and to be honest it has still not changed. People will defend them forever and say that's how it is, but that's up to them if they want to be a mug.
£27 to watch that type of footie under Mark Cooper when I can go to Man Utd for £40 and be treated properly by a club with ambition and no petty squabbling going on.
Its a no brainer to me.
Still like to see swindon do well but not a mug to give my hard earned money away to a club that will always rip the p!ss put of the fans!!
Anyone who thinks that you can just change the football team that you support because you're not happy with something has NO IDEA about what being a football fan is in the first place. No idea what it means. No idea what it feels like.
I have NO time for this, & I have NO respect for this. You're in a different world to all genuine football fans around the world.
So if I'm unhappy I'll start going to Chelsea or Liverpool shall I. And other Town fans should do the same, then all other fans of lower league clubs should follow suit when they realise that Torquay/Mansfield/Mo
recambe will never reach the Premier League then the Champions League.
Yeh let's all do that & KILL 50-odd clubs in the process shall we.
You're a PLASTIC, part of the cringey Sky Sports crowd - NOT a real football fan.
Laughable.
[quote][p][bold]The Nomis[/bold] wrote: Started going in 1985 until around 2006. Went to every home match and most away matches with my mates. Like all the supporters we were treated like **** by the board all those years with them hiking up prices every year with no ambition. Enough was enough of being taken the **** out of, so never been since and to be honest it has still not changed. People will defend them forever and say that's how it is, but that's up to them if they want to be a mug. £27 to watch that type of footie under Mark Cooper when I can go to Man Utd for £40 and be treated properly by a club with ambition and no petty squabbling going on. Its a no brainer to me. Still like to see swindon do well but not a mug to give my hard earned money away to a club that will always rip the p!ss put of the fans!![/p][/quote]Anyone who thinks that you can just change the football team that you support because you're not happy with something has NO IDEA about what being a football fan is in the first place. No idea what it means. No idea what it feels like. I have NO time for this, & I have NO respect for this. You're in a different world to all genuine football fans around the world. So if I'm unhappy I'll start going to Chelsea or Liverpool shall I. And other Town fans should do the same, then all other fans of lower league clubs should follow suit when they realise that Torquay/Mansfield/Mo recambe will never reach the Premier League then the Champions League. Yeh let's all do that & KILL 50-odd clubs in the process shall we. You're a PLASTIC, part of the cringey Sky Sports crowd - NOT a real football fan. Laughable. Micky Hazard
  • Score: 2

3:28pm Sat 22 Feb 14

MidlandRobin says...

London Red wrote:
I said the exact same thing the other day
.
People make wild statements normally on here without looking deeper
.
Rotherham in 5th have that buffer as 5 of their last 7 were against the teams at the bottom - now they have 9 of the top half coming up in their last 16 so will drop points
.
So yes we lost to Oldham which we can't afford anymore of those results - but if we take points from the "lesser" teams it will all boil down to the head to heads - of which one is us at HOME to Rotherham
.
So all we need to do is close the gap by 6 points over the next 14 to go into a one off showdown with them
.
That is possible as they have Preston Wolves Brentford Walsall Port Vale and MK all to come before hand
.
So when they travel to Preston and we play Crawley at home - it could easily be down to 3 or 4 for us to make up with 13 to go!
.
It's unlikely we will do it due to injuries to Ranger etc - but is possible so why that is the case I'm glad Cooper has that attitude
.
Imagine Smirg giving the team talk today - don't bother it's a home banker and season over. Wow bet they would be fired up after that!
Fair points, good homework LR.

BUT they're not the only team we are competing for for that place in the play offs. What about the run-ins for Walsall and MK Dons for example?

For whatever reason (youth/lack of experience) we've been inconsistent all season. Not even the relatively good post-Hall form to suggest that we have what it takes, for the necessary push. Especially without the Lone Ranger... :/

In my opinion our playoff push was lost when we lost to 3 below par/average teams. Oldham, Gillingham and Stevenage
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: I said the exact same thing the other day . People make wild statements normally on here without looking deeper . Rotherham in 5th have that buffer as 5 of their last 7 were against the teams at the bottom - now they have 9 of the top half coming up in their last 16 so will drop points . So yes we lost to Oldham which we can't afford anymore of those results - but if we take points from the "lesser" teams it will all boil down to the head to heads - of which one is us at HOME to Rotherham . So all we need to do is close the gap by 6 points over the next 14 to go into a one off showdown with them . That is possible as they have Preston Wolves Brentford Walsall Port Vale and MK all to come before hand . So when they travel to Preston and we play Crawley at home - it could easily be down to 3 or 4 for us to make up with 13 to go! . It's unlikely we will do it due to injuries to Ranger etc - but is possible so why that is the case I'm glad Cooper has that attitude . Imagine Smirg giving the team talk today - don't bother it's a home banker and season over. Wow bet they would be fired up after that![/p][/quote]Fair points, good homework LR. BUT they're not the only team we are competing for for that place in the play offs. What about the run-ins for Walsall and MK Dons for example? For whatever reason (youth/lack of experience) we've been inconsistent all season. Not even the relatively good post-Hall form to suggest that we have what it takes, for the necessary push. Especially without the Lone Ranger... :/ In my opinion our playoff push was lost when we lost to 3 below par/average teams. Oldham, Gillingham and Stevenage MidlandRobin
  • Score: -1

3:56pm Sat 22 Feb 14

House with no name says...

Swindon should be quite a good team with the same manager - in the Conference league !

No Chance of promotion that is why the season ticket prices for next season were released early - Why can't people see that ?
Swindon should be quite a good team with the same manager - in the Conference league ! No Chance of promotion that is why the season ticket prices for next season were released early - Why can't people see that ? House with no name
  • Score: 1

3:59pm Sat 22 Feb 14

London Red says...

MidlandRobin wrote:
London Red wrote:
I said the exact same thing the other day
.
People make wild statements normally on here without looking deeper
.
Rotherham in 5th have that buffer as 5 of their last 7 were against the teams at the bottom - now they have 9 of the top half coming up in their last 16 so will drop points
.
So yes we lost to Oldham which we can't afford anymore of those results - but if we take points from the "lesser" teams it will all boil down to the head to heads - of which one is us at HOME to Rotherham
.
So all we need to do is close the gap by 6 points over the next 14 to go into a one off showdown with them
.
That is possible as they have Preston Wolves Brentford Walsall Port Vale and MK all to come before hand
.
So when they travel to Preston and we play Crawley at home - it could easily be down to 3 or 4 for us to make up with 13 to go!
.
It's unlikely we will do it due to injuries to Ranger etc - but is possible so why that is the case I'm glad Cooper has that attitude
.
Imagine Smirg giving the team talk today - don't bother it's a home banker and season over. Wow bet they would be fired up after that!
Fair points, good homework LR.

BUT they're not the only team we are competing for for that place in the play offs. What about the run-ins for Walsall and MK Dons for example?

For whatever reason (youth/lack of experience) we've been inconsistent all season. Not even the relatively good post-Hall form to suggest that we have what it takes, for the necessary push. Especially without the Lone Ranger... :/

In my opinion our playoff push was lost when we lost to 3 below par/average teams. Oldham, Gillingham and Stevenage
Have had a look at all and others are similar to us with about 6/7 against top teams
.
No one below Preston is consistent enough which is why 5th is still a possibility let alone 6th
.
Let's see where we are next Sat after Crawley and Crewe!
.
It is unlikely - but so was Wigan winning the FA cup!
.
Must believe until the end or there is no point
[quote][p][bold]MidlandRobin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: I said the exact same thing the other day . People make wild statements normally on here without looking deeper . Rotherham in 5th have that buffer as 5 of their last 7 were against the teams at the bottom - now they have 9 of the top half coming up in their last 16 so will drop points . So yes we lost to Oldham which we can't afford anymore of those results - but if we take points from the "lesser" teams it will all boil down to the head to heads - of which one is us at HOME to Rotherham . So all we need to do is close the gap by 6 points over the next 14 to go into a one off showdown with them . That is possible as they have Preston Wolves Brentford Walsall Port Vale and MK all to come before hand . So when they travel to Preston and we play Crawley at home - it could easily be down to 3 or 4 for us to make up with 13 to go! . It's unlikely we will do it due to injuries to Ranger etc - but is possible so why that is the case I'm glad Cooper has that attitude . Imagine Smirg giving the team talk today - don't bother it's a home banker and season over. Wow bet they would be fired up after that![/p][/quote]Fair points, good homework LR. BUT they're not the only team we are competing for for that place in the play offs. What about the run-ins for Walsall and MK Dons for example? For whatever reason (youth/lack of experience) we've been inconsistent all season. Not even the relatively good post-Hall form to suggest that we have what it takes, for the necessary push. Especially without the Lone Ranger... :/ In my opinion our playoff push was lost when we lost to 3 below par/average teams. Oldham, Gillingham and Stevenage[/p][/quote]Have had a look at all and others are similar to us with about 6/7 against top teams . No one below Preston is consistent enough which is why 5th is still a possibility let alone 6th . Let's see where we are next Sat after Crawley and Crewe! . It is unlikely - but so was Wigan winning the FA cup! . Must believe until the end or there is no point London Red
  • Score: 0

5:00pm Sat 22 Feb 14

jayden says...

London Red wrote:
Read it again and in fact you will see I was having a go at Smirg et al who have slated the cup and saying why have the players got 2 days off to get over it as it means nothing - yet then had a go at the players for being in high spirits after the defeat
.
So yes you have totally misunderstood my point!
Then why just not say it to the person you are aiming it at or even a LOL rather than snide remarks.
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Read it again and in fact you will see I was having a go at Smirg et al who have slated the cup and saying why have the players got 2 days off to get over it as it means nothing - yet then had a go at the players for being in high spirits after the defeat . So yes you have totally misunderstood my point![/p][/quote]Then why just not say it to the person you are aiming it at or even a LOL rather than snide remarks. jayden
  • Score: 0

5:51pm Sat 22 Feb 14

London Red says...

Because it was not aimed at just one - but a large portion on this board who annoy the hell out of my with so much contradiction it's unbelievable
.
If it was a joke I might have put LOL
.
Expect relegation but want Cooper out for "only being 8th"
.
Squad totally unbalanced and lacks muscle - but Cooper should be doing better with the squad he has
.
Have a go at Cooper for dropping players ahead of the JPT - then have a go at him for not doing before 2nd leg
.
Want budget to go back up - but ST to come down in price
.
List goes on and on and on
Because it was not aimed at just one - but a large portion on this board who annoy the hell out of my with so much contradiction it's unbelievable . If it was a joke I might have put LOL . Expect relegation but want Cooper out for "only being 8th" . Squad totally unbalanced and lacks muscle - but Cooper should be doing better with the squad he has . Have a go at Cooper for dropping players ahead of the JPT - then have a go at him for not doing before 2nd leg . Want budget to go back up - but ST to come down in price . List goes on and on and on London Red
  • Score: 0

7:06pm Sat 22 Feb 14

lord nikon says...

Looking at many of the comments on here SOME fans are deluded I think this season we are doing incredibly well in fact I think we're punching way above our weight where we're sitting at the moment we were never in the frame for the playoffs or promotion at the beginning of the season after what had gone on whatever you think of power he has pumped money into the club considerably more than any moaning fan on this site that says he has no money that's fact whether you like him or not he also has good contacts which has garnered us good young players some on loan some permanent we have an excellent forward in ranger who could probably be at a much bigger club, Byrne is a good young player as well as Pritchard we play good football giving Chelsea a good game and reaping praise from some pundits we nearly reach wembely again for the third time in a short while which is a good achievement for this club and anybody that thinks somebody with big money is going to invest in this club is sadly mistaken swindon does not even own there own ground it has no investable assets and seems to be in a perpetual cycle of debt and has a small fan base and limited revenue streams. Let's all just accept our brilliant club for what it is and realise that we're doing incredibly well under the circumstances forget about big money and big investment.We have a good young manager who talks a lot of sense and seems to genuinely want to do well for stfc I think there are more positives going on at this club than people realise.
Looking at many of the comments on here SOME fans are deluded I think this season we are doing incredibly well in fact I think we're punching way above our weight where we're sitting at the moment we were never in the frame for the playoffs or promotion at the beginning of the season after what had gone on whatever you think of power he has pumped money into the club considerably more than any moaning fan on this site that says he has no money that's fact whether you like him or not he also has good contacts which has garnered us good young players some on loan some permanent we have an excellent forward in ranger who could probably be at a much bigger club, Byrne is a good young player as well as Pritchard we play good football giving Chelsea a good game and reaping praise from some pundits we nearly reach wembely again for the third time in a short while which is a good achievement for this club and anybody that thinks somebody with big money is going to invest in this club is sadly mistaken swindon does not even own there own ground it has no investable assets and seems to be in a perpetual cycle of debt and has a small fan base and limited revenue streams. Let's all just accept our brilliant club for what it is and realise that we're doing incredibly well under the circumstances forget about big money and big investment.We have a good young manager who talks a lot of sense and seems to genuinely want to do well for stfc I think there are more positives going on at this club than people realise. lord nikon
  • Score: 2

7:45pm Sat 22 Feb 14

jayden says...

London Red wrote:
Because it was not aimed at just one - but a large portion on this board who annoy the hell out of my with so much contradiction it's unbelievable
.
If it was a joke I might have put LOL
.
Expect relegation but want Cooper out for "only being 8th"
.
Squad totally unbalanced and lacks muscle - but Cooper should be doing better with the squad he has
.
Have a go at Cooper for dropping players ahead of the JPT - then have a go at him for not doing before 2nd leg
.
Want budget to go back up - but ST to come down in price
.
List goes on and on and on
Yep fair enough but you only go to a few games a season (not that I expect you to go to everyone) so you can't judge the feeling around the ground and yes there are a few fans that will moan no mater what but if they are putting there hand in there pocket then that's up to them. I will tell you this all though it pains me to say it the C.G.. is not a happy place at the moment for most fans it needs something to lift the place again .
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Because it was not aimed at just one - but a large portion on this board who annoy the hell out of my with so much contradiction it's unbelievable . If it was a joke I might have put LOL . Expect relegation but want Cooper out for "only being 8th" . Squad totally unbalanced and lacks muscle - but Cooper should be doing better with the squad he has . Have a go at Cooper for dropping players ahead of the JPT - then have a go at him for not doing before 2nd leg . Want budget to go back up - but ST to come down in price . List goes on and on and on[/p][/quote]Yep fair enough but you only go to a few games a season (not that I expect you to go to everyone) so you can't judge the feeling around the ground and yes there are a few fans that will moan no mater what but if they are putting there hand in there pocket then that's up to them. I will tell you this all though it pains me to say it the C.G.. is not a happy place at the moment for most fans it needs something to lift the place again . jayden
  • Score: 0

10:13am Sun 23 Feb 14

MARK TITCOMBE says...

The Town End wrote:
Finish 5th?? yeah ok, funniest thing I have heard all year!!. More dribble coming from management to keep the deluded fans hoping!!. It was a shame Black pulled out as I have 2 or 3 friends that work for Swindon and they all said it was the best it has ever been.
Not too happy at the moment though!.
The talk of Di canio spending too much+high wages was ok whilst they were in charge as the plan was over 10 years, not 2, so club would have been stable until Black backed out of his promises.
Swindon should be prepared to go to div2 and start afresh with no debts and rebuild over a period of time or stop upping prices with tales of championship football.
If as Power says they get to the championship in next 2 seasons then i will personally give them a cheque for a grand!!.
It will never happen when such large cost cutting exersizes are in place.
Again **** to fans who deludedly believe the chairman is being honest.
yet another season of **** the fans can take in!!
Pay Peanuts you get COOPER!!!!

GET RID OF HIM QUICK!!!!
[quote][p][bold]The Town End[/bold] wrote: Finish 5th?? yeah ok, funniest thing I have heard all year!!. More dribble coming from management to keep the deluded fans hoping!!. It was a shame Black pulled out as I have 2 or 3 friends that work for Swindon and they all said it was the best it has ever been. Not too happy at the moment though!. The talk of Di canio spending too much+high wages was ok whilst they were in charge as the plan was over 10 years, not 2, so club would have been stable until Black backed out of his promises. Swindon should be prepared to go to div2 and start afresh with no debts and rebuild over a period of time or stop upping prices with tales of championship football. If as Power says they get to the championship in next 2 seasons then i will personally give them a cheque for a grand!!. It will never happen when such large cost cutting exersizes are in place. Again **** to fans who deludedly believe the chairman is being honest. yet another season of **** the fans can take in!![/p][/quote]Pay Peanuts you get COOPER!!!! GET RID OF HIM QUICK!!!! MARK TITCOMBE
  • Score: 0

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