Cooper admits the play-offs may be out of reach

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Mark Cooper Mark Cooper

SWINDON Town manager Mark Cooper has conceded that the top six may well be out of his side’s reach following their weekend defeat to MK Dons but he’s not about to give up on the Robins’ season with 11 games still to play.

George Baldock’s 93rd-minute strike handed the Dons a 2-1 victory at the County Ground on Saturday to help his team leapfrog Town into seventh in League One and leave Swindon eight points off the play-off places.

Over the past decade, an average of 75 points has been required to secure sixth spot in the division, meaning Town would have to take 28 points from a possible 33, with promotion-chasing Wolves, Brentford, Preston and Rotherham all still to come to Wiltshire before the campaign’s end.

It is a steep mountain to climb and one Cooper has accepted may well be too much to tackle for his relatively young and inexperienced squad.

“You don’t throw in the towel but you have to be realistic, don’t you. You have to say Peterborough are probably a little bit too far ahead,” he said.

“What we certainly won’t do is let the season peter out. We’ll try to finish as strongly as we can and get ourselves ready for next year, which we believe, with the nucleus of players we’ve got and if we can add to it, will be very, very strong.”

Town let a lead slip for the third time in a little more than a week against the Dons, having seen Michael Smith nod them in front in the 18th minute on Saturday.

Antony Kay levelled for the visitors with a free header before Baldock’s late sucker-punch, much to Cooper’s frustration.

“We had a couple of great chances at the end of the first half and at the start of the second to kill the game and that’s been the story of the last couple of weeks,” he said. “Crawley, Crewe, Colchester – we’ve not finished teams off and we’ve let the back door open, and that’s what happens.

“It’s difficult to get up the pitch when they’re frightened about what’s behind them and the space that’s behind them.

“That’s something we need to address.”

High-flying Wolves arrive at the County Ground tomorrow fresh off the back of a remarkable run of eight consecutive victories and Cooper is desperate for his players to rise to the challenge.

“It’s a great game for the players, it gives them that added bit of energy with the atmosphere,” he said.

“I’m sure Wolves will travel in their hoards and get behind their team very vocally.

“Hopefully our supporters will as well on Tuesday.”

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6:47am Mon 10 Mar 14

the wizard says...

Very disappointing to hear the mode of this interview and Coopers words. Obviously he has accepted reality, but if his team talks are anything like this interview then I can see why the team lacks drive, desire and confidence. This is hardly inspiration stuff, but it is a true reflection, as a team and a club we are not good enough. I doubt if Cooper could take the pressure in the next flight up anyway. He has not demonstrated the guile that is needed. Hopefully we will secure enough points now to avoid any last match concerns over relegation, which we seem, hopefully, to have avoided. If we had kept Ajose it would have shown some concrete desire to go up.
Very disappointing to hear the mode of this interview and Coopers words. Obviously he has accepted reality, but if his team talks are anything like this interview then I can see why the team lacks drive, desire and confidence. This is hardly inspiration stuff, but it is a true reflection, as a team and a club we are not good enough. I doubt if Cooper could take the pressure in the next flight up anyway. He has not demonstrated the guile that is needed. Hopefully we will secure enough points now to avoid any last match concerns over relegation, which we seem, hopefully, to have avoided. If we had kept Ajose it would have shown some concrete desire to go up. the wizard
  • Score: 0

7:04am Mon 10 Mar 14

Oldhamred says...

Quote from Mark Cooper:

“I’m sure Wolves will travel in their hoards and get behind their team very vocally.
“Hopefully our supporters will as well on Tuesday.”

I would like to think that there will be an improvement on Saturday from the home support, but my biggest concern is the lack of vocal support from the dugout.
Seems to me that Mr Cooper has lost his way.
Quote from Mark Cooper: “I’m sure Wolves will travel in their hoards and get behind their team very vocally. “Hopefully our supporters will as well on Tuesday.” I would like to think that there will be an improvement on Saturday from the home support, but my biggest concern is the lack of vocal support from the dugout. Seems to me that Mr Cooper has lost his way. Oldhamred
  • Score: 11

7:12am Mon 10 Mar 14

Haydonender says...

the wizard wrote:
Very disappointing to hear the mode of this interview and Coopers words. Obviously he has accepted reality, but if his team talks are anything like this interview then I can see why the team lacks drive, desire and confidence. This is hardly inspiration stuff, but it is a true reflection, as a team and a club we are not good enough. I doubt if Cooper could take the pressure in the next flight up anyway. He has not demonstrated the guile that is needed. Hopefully we will secure enough points now to avoid any last match concerns over relegation, which we seem, hopefully, to have avoided. If we had kept Ajose it would have shown some concrete desire to go up.
Think that's a bit harsh Wiz, Cooper has been ridiculed on here for a few weeks for saying we can still make the play offs and now that he has accepted reality, he's not inspiring! As for Ajose, posh wanted him back and are playing him regularly, not much we can do about that as we didn't have a spare half million to spend.

As for the play offs, clearly they are gone. I just hope we can accumulate the six or so points that should completely get rid of any relegation fears.
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: Very disappointing to hear the mode of this interview and Coopers words. Obviously he has accepted reality, but if his team talks are anything like this interview then I can see why the team lacks drive, desire and confidence. This is hardly inspiration stuff, but it is a true reflection, as a team and a club we are not good enough. I doubt if Cooper could take the pressure in the next flight up anyway. He has not demonstrated the guile that is needed. Hopefully we will secure enough points now to avoid any last match concerns over relegation, which we seem, hopefully, to have avoided. If we had kept Ajose it would have shown some concrete desire to go up.[/p][/quote]Think that's a bit harsh Wiz, Cooper has been ridiculed on here for a few weeks for saying we can still make the play offs and now that he has accepted reality, he's not inspiring! As for Ajose, posh wanted him back and are playing him regularly, not much we can do about that as we didn't have a spare half million to spend. As for the play offs, clearly they are gone. I just hope we can accumulate the six or so points that should completely get rid of any relegation fears. Haydonender
  • Score: 10

7:36am Mon 10 Mar 14

the wizard says...

Haydonender wrote:
the wizard wrote:
Very disappointing to hear the mode of this interview and Coopers words. Obviously he has accepted reality, but if his team talks are anything like this interview then I can see why the team lacks drive, desire and confidence. This is hardly inspiration stuff, but it is a true reflection, as a team and a club we are not good enough. I doubt if Cooper could take the pressure in the next flight up anyway. He has not demonstrated the guile that is needed. Hopefully we will secure enough points now to avoid any last match concerns over relegation, which we seem, hopefully, to have avoided. If we had kept Ajose it would have shown some concrete desire to go up.
Think that's a bit harsh Wiz, Cooper has been ridiculed on here for a few weeks for saying we can still make the play offs and now that he has accepted reality, he's not inspiring! As for Ajose, posh wanted him back and are playing him regularly, not much we can do about that as we didn't have a spare half million to spend.

As for the play offs, clearly they are gone. I just hope we can accumulate the six or so points that should completely get rid of any relegation fears.
It wasn't meant to come over that way. Wasn't trying to be particularly harsh.
As supporters we always want success, but I don't see the ingredients for that coming out of the dug out during games or from inspiration during interviews, His dialogue is about as flat as our on pitch performances. I said initially I would back him until Christmas and see how things pan out, and to be fair we didn't do badly. However he has let discipline go unchecked which has cost us suspensions and then moans about them, well sorry mate, but you should have reeled in the problem. Ajose leaving us was a blow. He was good, and we should have done more to keep him if our honest intent was to go up then he was very key to making things happen. It boils down to how badly you really want something. I do applaud the wages being reeled in, but promotion will also reel in a lot more income, on TV money alone. I agree with you totally over the final points tally, and would honestly hope the R word doesn't become a concern.
[quote][p][bold]Haydonender[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: Very disappointing to hear the mode of this interview and Coopers words. Obviously he has accepted reality, but if his team talks are anything like this interview then I can see why the team lacks drive, desire and confidence. This is hardly inspiration stuff, but it is a true reflection, as a team and a club we are not good enough. I doubt if Cooper could take the pressure in the next flight up anyway. He has not demonstrated the guile that is needed. Hopefully we will secure enough points now to avoid any last match concerns over relegation, which we seem, hopefully, to have avoided. If we had kept Ajose it would have shown some concrete desire to go up.[/p][/quote]Think that's a bit harsh Wiz, Cooper has been ridiculed on here for a few weeks for saying we can still make the play offs and now that he has accepted reality, he's not inspiring! As for Ajose, posh wanted him back and are playing him regularly, not much we can do about that as we didn't have a spare half million to spend. As for the play offs, clearly they are gone. I just hope we can accumulate the six or so points that should completely get rid of any relegation fears.[/p][/quote]It wasn't meant to come over that way. Wasn't trying to be particularly harsh. As supporters we always want success, but I don't see the ingredients for that coming out of the dug out during games or from inspiration during interviews, His dialogue is about as flat as our on pitch performances. I said initially I would back him until Christmas and see how things pan out, and to be fair we didn't do badly. However he has let discipline go unchecked which has cost us suspensions and then moans about them, well sorry mate, but you should have reeled in the problem. Ajose leaving us was a blow. He was good, and we should have done more to keep him if our honest intent was to go up then he was very key to making things happen. It boils down to how badly you really want something. I do applaud the wages being reeled in, but promotion will also reel in a lot more income, on TV money alone. I agree with you totally over the final points tally, and would honestly hope the R word doesn't become a concern. the wizard
  • Score: 9

7:42am Mon 10 Mar 14

stranglers says...

Please do not be negative all the time, you will get told off by the happy police. Remember we are not a democracy on this forum:-)
Please do not be negative all the time, you will get told off by the happy police. Remember we are not a democracy on this forum:-) stranglers
  • Score: -20

7:57am Mon 10 Mar 14

Billy hunt 65 says...

I was expecting mr Cooper to blame power ranger like he usually does.
Might not be the nicest human being but a massive miss for us.
Smith looks like conference quality and Barker no goals says it all.
If those two are leading the line next season I fear for our div1 status.
As long as Mr Power has his hands on our club it will be a team of loanees and div2 players.
No atmosphere at the ground completely flat.
Oh how I miss the days of nearly going under and the scarf waving pdc:))
Hoddle is looking for work get him back with Fitton back as chairman
I was expecting mr Cooper to blame power ranger like he usually does. Might not be the nicest human being but a massive miss for us. Smith looks like conference quality and Barker no goals says it all. If those two are leading the line next season I fear for our div1 status. As long as Mr Power has his hands on our club it will be a team of loanees and div2 players. No atmosphere at the ground completely flat. Oh how I miss the days of nearly going under and the scarf waving pdc:)) Hoddle is looking for work get him back with Fitton back as chairman Billy hunt 65
  • Score: -15

8:16am Mon 10 Mar 14

bradley red 1 says...

Have a look at how many games you have set the team up to draw and not go on to win matches so far you and power between you, have lost a chance to play the final at wembley and lost at least 18 points in the league! negative boring tactics.,next season will be the same until you and power leave the club.
Have a look at how many games you have set the team up to draw and not go on to win matches so far you and power between you, have lost a chance to play the final at wembley and lost at least 18 points in the league! negative boring tactics.,next season will be the same until you and power leave the club. bradley red 1
  • Score: -8

8:31am Mon 10 Mar 14

Oxon-Red says...

Are the supposed Rose Tinted brigade actually the ones looking through shaded glasses or are those that are complaining, wanting a new manager, owner and team the real wearers of said spectacles. Many that have supported the team, and still do, have also been realistic about our chances.

It seems to me that the complalnees are perhaps the ones who expected too much this season and have had their specs trodden on.

They say patience is a virtue and all good things come to those that wait.

COYMR
Are the supposed Rose Tinted brigade actually the ones looking through shaded glasses or are those that are complaining, wanting a new manager, owner and team the real wearers of said spectacles. Many that have supported the team, and still do, have also been realistic about our chances. It seems to me that the complalnees are perhaps the ones who expected too much this season and have had their specs trodden on. They say patience is a virtue and all good things come to those that wait. COYMR Oxon-Red
  • Score: 10

8:34am Mon 10 Mar 14

Oxon-Red says...

bradley red 1 wrote:
Have a look at how many games you have set the team up to draw and not go on to win matches so far you and power between you, have lost a chance to play the final at wembley and lost at least 18 points in the league! negative boring tactics.,next season will be the same until you and power leave the club.
...and become a rudderless ship drifting towards admin.


Yay.

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]bradley red 1[/bold] wrote: Have a look at how many games you have set the team up to draw and not go on to win matches so far you and power between you, have lost a chance to play the final at wembley and lost at least 18 points in the league! negative boring tactics.,next season will be the same until you and power leave the club.[/p][/quote]...and become a rudderless ship drifting towards admin. Yay. COYMR Oxon-Red
  • Score: 9

8:42am Mon 10 Mar 14

STFC 1960 says...

Cooper hasn't got a clue. Blames everyone but himself ( Ranger , Refs, Injuries, young team) anything to deflect his poor management / tactics.
Power has got to get rid.
Cooper hasn't got a clue. Blames everyone but himself ( Ranger , Refs, Injuries, young team) anything to deflect his poor management / tactics. Power has got to get rid. STFC 1960
  • Score: 0

8:44am Mon 10 Mar 14

bearwoodred says...

stranglers wrote:
Please do not be negative all the time, you will get told off by the happy police. Remember we are not a democracy on this forum:-)
god you're boring mate - proper tedious. Are all Oxford fans this presictable. By the way please change your name, you are an embaraassment to one the greatest bands ever.
[quote][p][bold]stranglers[/bold] wrote: Please do not be negative all the time, you will get told off by the happy police. Remember we are not a democracy on this forum:-)[/p][/quote]god you're boring mate - proper tedious. Are all Oxford fans this presictable. By the way please change your name, you are an embaraassment to one the greatest bands ever. bearwoodred
  • Score: 5

8:50am Mon 10 Mar 14

stfcdod says...

STFC 1960 wrote:
Cooper hasn't got a clue. Blames everyone but himself ( Ranger , Refs, Injuries, young team) anything to deflect his poor management / tactics.
Power has got to get rid.
Come on then. Let's have some constructive comments as to how we improve the situation. Oooh, I've had an idea. Let's bring in Mourinho, spend millions that we don't have and then go into administration. Of course, if that were to happen you would be happy..........would
n't you.
Better still put your own money where your mouth is. No, I thought not.
[quote][p][bold]STFC 1960[/bold] wrote: Cooper hasn't got a clue. Blames everyone but himself ( Ranger , Refs, Injuries, young team) anything to deflect his poor management / tactics. Power has got to get rid.[/p][/quote]Come on then. Let's have some constructive comments as to how we improve the situation. Oooh, I've had an idea. Let's bring in Mourinho, spend millions that we don't have and then go into administration. Of course, if that were to happen you would be happy..........would n't you. Better still put your own money where your mouth is. No, I thought not. stfcdod
  • Score: 2

8:51am Mon 10 Mar 14

Cookie43 says...

bradley red 1 wrote:
Have a look at how many games you have set the team up to draw and not go on to win matches so far you and power between you, have lost a chance to play the final at wembley and lost at least 18 points in the league! negative boring tactics.,next season will be the same until you and power leave the club.
And be replaced by?
Its obvious you detest and hate power and cooper because of your constant posts of abuse aimed at power and cooper.
But you never give us your alternative many on here have asked you many many times for your ideas.
So i will ask again you want power out so who would you want in to take over? Who would want it ?
What manager would you want realistically cause the likes of hoddle etc just aint gonna happen.
So again i ask Bradley Red who would you suggest as alternatives please.?
[quote][p][bold]bradley red 1[/bold] wrote: Have a look at how many games you have set the team up to draw and not go on to win matches so far you and power between you, have lost a chance to play the final at wembley and lost at least 18 points in the league! negative boring tactics.,next season will be the same until you and power leave the club.[/p][/quote]And be replaced by? Its obvious you detest and hate power and cooper because of your constant posts of abuse aimed at power and cooper. But you never give us your alternative many on here have asked you many many times for your ideas. So i will ask again you want power out so who would you want in to take over? Who would want it ? What manager would you want realistically cause the likes of hoddle etc just aint gonna happen. So again i ask Bradley Red who would you suggest as alternatives please.? Cookie43
  • Score: 3

8:52am Mon 10 Mar 14

bearwoodred says...

The thing is when people have made up their mind they don't like someone it does not matter what they say - people will always find someway to criticise. Damned if you do, damned if you don't and this is the fact for Cooper and Power. If you defend to try and give a balanced reasoning you are ridiculed as well.

As Oxon said those criticising everything probably expected us to win the league, the other so called "rose-tinted" lot are prepared to see things grow, have patience and support the club regardless of where we finish this season.

Looking forward to the Wolves game, should be interesting on the M6 with all the "dingles" travelling down with me and my mate in red and white.
The thing is when people have made up their mind they don't like someone it does not matter what they say - people will always find someway to criticise. Damned if you do, damned if you don't and this is the fact for Cooper and Power. If you defend to try and give a balanced reasoning you are ridiculed as well. As Oxon said those criticising everything probably expected us to win the league, the other so called "rose-tinted" lot are prepared to see things grow, have patience and support the club regardless of where we finish this season. Looking forward to the Wolves game, should be interesting on the M6 with all the "dingles" travelling down with me and my mate in red and white. bearwoodred
  • Score: 5

8:57am Mon 10 Mar 14

Robinonfire says...

Cooper is a Non League manager out of his depth....GET RID.

The cheap option manager not worked Mr Power.
Cooper is a Non League manager out of his depth....GET RID. The cheap option manager not worked Mr Power. Robinonfire
  • Score: -5

9:09am Mon 10 Mar 14

bearwoodred says...

Robinonfire wrote:
Cooper is a Non League manager out of his depth....GET RID.

The cheap option manager not worked Mr Power.
That's fine but I will personally send you a tenner if you can name two managers that are available and we can afford? Hoddle is not included!
[quote][p][bold]Robinonfire[/bold] wrote: Cooper is a Non League manager out of his depth....GET RID. The cheap option manager not worked Mr Power.[/p][/quote]That's fine but I will personally send you a tenner if you can name two managers that are available and we can afford? Hoddle is not included! bearwoodred
  • Score: 0

9:09am Mon 10 Mar 14

LeGod says...

The way we are playing we are in relegation form and for anyone to think we have a chance of the play offs is deluded. All the play on saturday was in front of the MK dons who then squeezed up and pushed us back. The couple of times we got behind them when Bryne got free they looked vulnerable but we didnt do it enough. We made it so easy for them on saturday and too much dithering as well around the box especiallly form Harley. We had no width to our game whatsoever and how N'Guessan didnt start or get on earlier is beyond me as he is powerful and has pace.
We are seriously going to be in the dogs doo dahs soon if this form carries on as we are not far ahead now of the bottom sides and with all these tough games coming up i for one am worried where we are going to end up.
Im afraid Smith up front in no way is a good forward and looks out of his depth as he is constantly bossed by the centre backs.
How the hell can our players look tired as they did on saturday you can probably excuse Kasim due to his international game and travelling and playing the full 90 minutes but Luongo only play 12 minutes and the rest of them didnt have a game.
Mk Dons were such a poor side and that says alot for us.
We are strugggling but i dont think what is helping is the side that is being picked either.
N'Guessan and Storey need to be in the squad for Tuesday night but the next three games ithe way we are playing i cant see us getting one point.
Negative yes but there is nothing to get excited about the way we are playing.
If this lot and Copper dont wake up soon we are going to be in trouble.
The way we are playing we are in relegation form and for anyone to think we have a chance of the play offs is deluded. All the play on saturday was in front of the MK dons who then squeezed up and pushed us back. The couple of times we got behind them when Bryne got free they looked vulnerable but we didnt do it enough. We made it so easy for them on saturday and too much dithering as well around the box especiallly form Harley. We had no width to our game whatsoever and how N'Guessan didnt start or get on earlier is beyond me as he is powerful and has pace. We are seriously going to be in the dogs doo dahs soon if this form carries on as we are not far ahead now of the bottom sides and with all these tough games coming up i for one am worried where we are going to end up. Im afraid Smith up front in no way is a good forward and looks out of his depth as he is constantly bossed by the centre backs. How the hell can our players look tired as they did on saturday you can probably excuse Kasim due to his international game and travelling and playing the full 90 minutes but Luongo only play 12 minutes and the rest of them didnt have a game. Mk Dons were such a poor side and that says alot for us. We are strugggling but i dont think what is helping is the side that is being picked either. N'Guessan and Storey need to be in the squad for Tuesday night but the next three games ithe way we are playing i cant see us getting one point. Negative yes but there is nothing to get excited about the way we are playing. If this lot and Copper dont wake up soon we are going to be in trouble. LeGod
  • Score: 11

9:10am Mon 10 Mar 14

Graham8181 says...

Definitely not going tomorrow not wasting any more of my hard earned cash watching a manager with no idea on tactics. Watching Swindon has got very very miserable
Definitely not going tomorrow not wasting any more of my hard earned cash watching a manager with no idea on tactics. Watching Swindon has got very very miserable Graham8181
  • Score: 5

9:13am Mon 10 Mar 14

Hampshire_ReD says...

I suppose if you look at it from Power's point of view - since last season we've only dropped a few places in the league (although the points total will be hugely different).

Somehow I think it will take Power a fair while before he considers replacing cooper.

If our form next season continues to match our form over the last 10 games (including some loss of talent in the squad from belt tightening / loan players going elsewhere), but with Cooper's style of football / tactics in place - I really can't see how we can stay out of the relegation spots.

However, given a more experienced manager playing more positive formation (with 2 proper strikers), and some penetration - I still believe we have the players to manage survival.
I suppose if you look at it from Power's point of view - since last season we've only dropped a few places in the league (although the points total will be hugely different). Somehow I think it will take Power a fair while before he considers replacing cooper. If our form next season continues to match our form over the last 10 games (including some loss of talent in the squad from belt tightening / loan players going elsewhere), but with Cooper's style of football / tactics in place - I really can't see how we can stay out of the relegation spots. However, given a more experienced manager playing more positive formation (with 2 proper strikers), and some penetration - I still believe we have the players to manage survival. Hampshire_ReD
  • Score: 3

9:17am Mon 10 Mar 14

port de soller says...

the only good thing is we are at the right end of the table.However Coopers lack of experience has caused us a possible play off spot,mind you being honest I never thought we would get anyway.
Still Power must decide what I fear is falling gates and lack of support for STFC and the way Cooper is managing the team surely must make LP look at the overall situation
the only good thing is we are at the right end of the table.However Coopers lack of experience has caused us a possible play off spot,mind you being honest I never thought we would get anyway. Still Power must decide what I fear is falling gates and lack of support for STFC and the way Cooper is managing the team surely must make LP look at the overall situation port de soller
  • Score: 4

9:36am Mon 10 Mar 14

stfcdod says...

Robinonfire wrote:
Cooper is a Non League manager out of his depth....GET RID.

The cheap option manager not worked Mr Power.
Ok....we've seen the really really constructive posts you've put on here week after week.(That was sarcasm just in case you didn't pick up on it). Now let us all know what you would do in the current circumstances to make things better. Don't just say sack Cooper as I'm sure you must have hundreds of positive suggestions.(Do I detect another hint of sarcasm?)
[quote][p][bold]Robinonfire[/bold] wrote: Cooper is a Non League manager out of his depth....GET RID. The cheap option manager not worked Mr Power.[/p][/quote]Ok....we've seen the really really constructive posts you've put on here week after week.(That was sarcasm just in case you didn't pick up on it). Now let us all know what you would do in the current circumstances to make things better. Don't just say sack Cooper as I'm sure you must have hundreds of positive suggestions.(Do I detect another hint of sarcasm?) stfcdod
  • Score: 1

9:41am Mon 10 Mar 14

the wizard says...

port de soller wrote:
the only good thing is we are at the right end of the table.However Coopers lack of experience has caused us a possible play off spot,mind you being honest I never thought we would get anyway.
Still Power must decide what I fear is falling gates and lack of support for STFC and the way Cooper is managing the team surely must make LP look at the overall situation
Exactly, bums on seats pay the bills and the wages. I was party to a discussion on Saturday when several who sit around me said they picking their games next season but nor renewing their S/T's. There is a lot of dis satisfaction about the way we are playing, tactics, and starting 11. Even more unrest the way Storey was put out on loan. No he isn't 20 goals a season, but never will be until he is continuously played in the starting eleven, and further more, all this about he can't go for 90 minutes, well has anybody seen him lately try. You have to partake to gain the stamina required and he will never improve if not given the chance. If he was good enough for PDC who was very critical, then how come he is suddenly not good enough now under Cooper ?
Very concerned about the way things are going at this time, Power really does need to sit down with Cooper and work through the issues in a positive manner and re assess the situation. Please, amendments needed.
[quote][p][bold]port de soller[/bold] wrote: the only good thing is we are at the right end of the table.However Coopers lack of experience has caused us a possible play off spot,mind you being honest I never thought we would get anyway. Still Power must decide what I fear is falling gates and lack of support for STFC and the way Cooper is managing the team surely must make LP look at the overall situation[/p][/quote]Exactly, bums on seats pay the bills and the wages. I was party to a discussion on Saturday when several who sit around me said they picking their games next season but nor renewing their S/T's. There is a lot of dis satisfaction about the way we are playing, tactics, and starting 11. Even more unrest the way Storey was put out on loan. No he isn't 20 goals a season, but never will be until he is continuously played in the starting eleven, and further more, all this about he can't go for 90 minutes, well has anybody seen him lately try. You have to partake to gain the stamina required and he will never improve if not given the chance. If he was good enough for PDC who was very critical, then how come he is suddenly not good enough now under Cooper ? Very concerned about the way things are going at this time, Power really does need to sit down with Cooper and work through the issues in a positive manner and re assess the situation. Please, amendments needed. the wizard
  • Score: 6

9:43am Mon 10 Mar 14

Swindon1984 says...

“I’m sure Wolves will travel in their hoards and get behind their team very vocally.

“Hopefully our supporters will as well on Tuesday.”

Wouldn't bank on it, we still had something to play for (just) on Saturday and the atmosphere was the worst I've heard in a long time at the county ground. Not surprising really, didn't have much to shout about second half.

Don't mean to go on about it but the passing football thing whilst it worked at times Saturday (some of the touches were lovely if ambitious), it doesn't work all the time by a long shot. Also, how many times Saturday did we have a throw in halfway into the opposition half and end up passing it back to the keeper? Teams must love playing against us when we're in the ascendency and go backwards instead of forwards. The passing game demands one other thing to work properly - movement. At times with the lack of movement from the midfield/forwards we were only ever going to be able to get to the halfway line and then go back home.

First half after the goal we did well, midfielders coming deep to pick the ball up out of defence and trying to create something, second we were far too static for far too long. So disappointed as it wouldn't have taken too much more to get in the play offs, looking at some of the poor teams we've dropped points against.

Anyway, onwards and upwards.
“I’m sure Wolves will travel in their hoards and get behind their team very vocally. “Hopefully our supporters will as well on Tuesday.” Wouldn't bank on it, we still had something to play for (just) on Saturday and the atmosphere was the worst I've heard in a long time at the county ground. Not surprising really, didn't have much to shout about second half. Don't mean to go on about it but the passing football thing whilst it worked at times Saturday (some of the touches were lovely if ambitious), it doesn't work all the time by a long shot. Also, how many times Saturday did we have a throw in halfway into the opposition half and end up passing it back to the keeper? Teams must love playing against us when we're in the ascendency and go backwards instead of forwards. The passing game demands one other thing to work properly - movement. At times with the lack of movement from the midfield/forwards we were only ever going to be able to get to the halfway line and then go back home. First half after the goal we did well, midfielders coming deep to pick the ball up out of defence and trying to create something, second we were far too static for far too long. So disappointed as it wouldn't have taken too much more to get in the play offs, looking at some of the poor teams we've dropped points against. Anyway, onwards and upwards. Swindon1984
  • Score: 0

9:48am Mon 10 Mar 14

ScottLeitch says...

How about we stop mollycoddling these boys, they are nowhere near fit enough and the side has very little discipline. We are so easily bullied even by more lightweight sides. We look scared to be in possession at times and other teams seem to simply want it more. The players have no fear of any sort of backlash from the manager who seems to be content and far too accepting of the inadequate performances of late. To go back to the opening line we look like "boys" a lot of the time, time to toughen up town its not youth football anymore people are going to kick you. We need some players who can actually look after themselves on the pitch or we will seriously struggle next season.
How about we stop mollycoddling these boys, they are nowhere near fit enough and the side has very little discipline. We are so easily bullied even by more lightweight sides. We look scared to be in possession at times and other teams seem to simply want it more. The players have no fear of any sort of backlash from the manager who seems to be content and far too accepting of the inadequate performances of late. To go back to the opening line we look like "boys" a lot of the time, time to toughen up town its not youth football anymore people are going to kick you. We need some players who can actually look after themselves on the pitch or we will seriously struggle next season. ScottLeitch
  • Score: 9

10:06am Mon 10 Mar 14

Stilloyal says...

I've got no gripes with Power ,he's not really given me a reason. Cooper however I have no time for at all ,he is totally out of his depth. It's been clear or weeks that we weren't going to achieve anything this season. We play well in spells but cannot be consistent for 90 minutes let alone a whole season.

Cooper is too worried about what the opposition might do rather than getting opponants to worry about us, he's a very negative man and shouldn't be near any club at this level.
I will renew my S/T this week but I 'm guessing next season will be harder if Cooper remains in charge of the team
I've got no gripes with Power ,he's not really given me a reason. Cooper however I have no time for at all ,he is totally out of his depth. It's been clear or weeks that we weren't going to achieve anything this season. We play well in spells but cannot be consistent for 90 minutes let alone a whole season. Cooper is too worried about what the opposition might do rather than getting opponants to worry about us, he's a very negative man and shouldn't be near any club at this level. I will renew my S/T this week but I 'm guessing next season will be harder if Cooper remains in charge of the team Stilloyal
  • Score: 14

10:08am Mon 10 Mar 14

Wilesy says...

I feel a bit sorry for Mark Cooper.

He was no-one's first choice and was appointed with the season already underway after KMac left the club in the lurch so has had no chance to create his team.

He's picked up the pieces after the excitement of the PDC reign and an unsuccessful KMac appointment where promotion was fizzled away under the drawn-out take-over saga and embargo. Directors have come and gone over through a revolving door over the last 12 months.

Can't have been easy having the budget halved, plus more difficult still with a number of key players out injured.

He's been presented with Ranger who has been a nightmare for him, and also a lightweight centre half in Hall who he has had to play.

He has been told which tactics to use ie the passing game and forced to use young players.

Despite this he has kept us interested in the play-offs to a late stage in the season and just a penalty kick away from Wembley.

The squad is clearly struggling at the moment fitness-wise - the fact we are letting leads slip a good indication of this, and the disappointment of missing out on Wembley and play-offs out reach clearly a factor for the down-beat atmosphere.

But next season he will have a chance to hopefully bring in some of his own transfer targets. The budget reducing may not be such an impact as the players leaving aren't playing. The current squad if retained will be a year older, a year more experienced and refreshed after a good rest. Future could be rosy....
I feel a bit sorry for Mark Cooper. He was no-one's first choice and was appointed with the season already underway after KMac left the club in the lurch so has had no chance to create his team. He's picked up the pieces after the excitement of the PDC reign and an unsuccessful KMac appointment where promotion was fizzled away under the drawn-out take-over saga and embargo. Directors have come and gone over through a revolving door over the last 12 months. Can't have been easy having the budget halved, plus more difficult still with a number of key players out injured. He's been presented with Ranger who has been a nightmare for him, and also a lightweight centre half in Hall who he has had to play. He has been told which tactics to use ie the passing game and forced to use young players. Despite this he has kept us interested in the play-offs to a late stage in the season and just a penalty kick away from Wembley. The squad is clearly struggling at the moment fitness-wise - the fact we are letting leads slip a good indication of this, and the disappointment of missing out on Wembley and play-offs out reach clearly a factor for the down-beat atmosphere. But next season he will have a chance to hopefully bring in some of his own transfer targets. The budget reducing may not be such an impact as the players leaving aren't playing. The current squad if retained will be a year older, a year more experienced and refreshed after a good rest. Future could be rosy.... Wilesy
  • Score: 2

10:19am Mon 10 Mar 14

Oi Den! says...

I have no complaints whatsoever about our position in the League. What did anyone expect with a makeshift squad? And what is the big deal about the play-offs? There's a 3/1 on chance that they'll end in misery, either after the first two games or at that soulless and expensive monstrosity in west London.

The disappointment for me is that Power has put together such a limp and passionless squad, not surprisingly playing limp and passionless football. Is it any wonder that the County Ground atmosphere is as flat as a pancake when the players are so lacking in energy and purpose? Mr Power, you've got to signal an intent to change it, or the hardcore support will dwindle even more.
I have no complaints whatsoever about our position in the League. What did anyone expect with a makeshift squad? And what is the big deal about the play-offs? There's a 3/1 on chance that they'll end in misery, either after the first two games or at that soulless and expensive monstrosity in west London. The disappointment for me is that Power has put together such a limp and passionless squad, not surprisingly playing limp and passionless football. Is it any wonder that the County Ground atmosphere is as flat as a pancake when the players are so lacking in energy and purpose? Mr Power, you've got to signal an intent to change it, or the hardcore support will dwindle even more. Oi Den!
  • Score: 5

10:19am Mon 10 Mar 14

Stilloyal says...

Wolves have sold their allocation I'm told so over 3k coming down.
Wolves have sold their allocation I'm told so over 3k coming down. Stilloyal
  • Score: 3

10:20am Mon 10 Mar 14

MITTED says...

We are desperately missing Ranger, he is the fulcrum of the team with his hold up play and it is clear that Smith is rubbish, no matter how many times he energetically chases opposition players back to our corner flag, it isn't good enough. I can't believe we actually paid a six-figure sum for him.
We are desperately missing Ranger, he is the fulcrum of the team with his hold up play and it is clear that Smith is rubbish, no matter how many times he energetically chases opposition players back to our corner flag, it isn't good enough. I can't believe we actually paid a six-figure sum for him. MITTED
  • Score: 2

10:25am Mon 10 Mar 14

umpcah says...

Oi Den! wrote:
I have no complaints whatsoever about our position in the League. What did anyone expect with a makeshift squad? And what is the big deal about the play-offs? There's a 3/1 on chance that they'll end in misery, either after the first two games or at that soulless and expensive monstrosity in west London.

The disappointment for me is that Power has put together such a limp and passionless squad, not surprisingly playing limp and passionless football. Is it any wonder that the County Ground atmosphere is as flat as a pancake when the players are so lacking in energy and purpose? Mr Power, you've got to signal an intent to change it, or the hardcore support will dwindle even more.
I cant go tomorrow night - previously arranged commitment. Aren`t I lucky ?
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: I have no complaints whatsoever about our position in the League. What did anyone expect with a makeshift squad? And what is the big deal about the play-offs? There's a 3/1 on chance that they'll end in misery, either after the first two games or at that soulless and expensive monstrosity in west London. The disappointment for me is that Power has put together such a limp and passionless squad, not surprisingly playing limp and passionless football. Is it any wonder that the County Ground atmosphere is as flat as a pancake when the players are so lacking in energy and purpose? Mr Power, you've got to signal an intent to change it, or the hardcore support will dwindle even more.[/p][/quote]I cant go tomorrow night - previously arranged commitment. Aren`t I lucky ? umpcah
  • Score: -2

10:27am Mon 10 Mar 14

Oi Den! says...

By the way Sam... "travel in their hoards"? Will they raid their attics before they come down? The other day it was "practise" instead of "practice". Soon you'll be talking about the "defense", like some of our Americanised correspondents on here!
By the way Sam... "travel in their hoards"? Will they raid their attics before they come down? The other day it was "practise" instead of "practice". Soon you'll be talking about the "defense", like some of our Americanised correspondents on here! Oi Den!
  • Score: 4

10:28am Mon 10 Mar 14

Stilloyal says...

Oi Den! wrote:
I have no complaints whatsoever about our position in the League. What did anyone expect with a makeshift squad? And what is the big deal about the play-offs? There's a 3/1 on chance that they'll end in misery, either after the first two games or at that soulless and expensive monstrosity in west London.

The disappointment for me is that Power has put together such a limp and passionless squad, not surprisingly playing limp and passionless football. Is it any wonder that the County Ground atmosphere is as flat as a pancake when the players are so lacking in energy and purpose? Mr Power, you've got to signal an intent to change it, or the hardcore support will dwindle even more.
Start by getting rid of out of depth manager
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: I have no complaints whatsoever about our position in the League. What did anyone expect with a makeshift squad? And what is the big deal about the play-offs? There's a 3/1 on chance that they'll end in misery, either after the first two games or at that soulless and expensive monstrosity in west London. The disappointment for me is that Power has put together such a limp and passionless squad, not surprisingly playing limp and passionless football. Is it any wonder that the County Ground atmosphere is as flat as a pancake when the players are so lacking in energy and purpose? Mr Power, you've got to signal an intent to change it, or the hardcore support will dwindle even more.[/p][/quote]Start by getting rid of out of depth manager Stilloyal
  • Score: 3

10:41am Mon 10 Mar 14

Oi Den! says...

Stilloyal wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
I have no complaints whatsoever about our position in the League. What did anyone expect with a makeshift squad? And what is the big deal about the play-offs? There's a 3/1 on chance that they'll end in misery, either after the first two games or at that soulless and expensive monstrosity in west London.

The disappointment for me is that Power has put together such a limp and passionless squad, not surprisingly playing limp and passionless football. Is it any wonder that the County Ground atmosphere is as flat as a pancake when the players are so lacking in energy and purpose? Mr Power, you've got to signal an intent to change it, or the hardcore support will dwindle even more.
Start by getting rid of out of depth manager
Completely disagree Loyal. Given the hand he has been dealt, Cooper has done as well as could be expected. Who would want the job anyway? Di Canio jumped ship because he didn't want to be associated with the inevitable failure when the money ran out, MacDonald hit the road when he realised he'd been fed the same **** as the rest of us. Various other people were spoken to and none of them wanted it.

The problem is too many lightweight passionless players. The manager cares enough. If he gets the chance to build his own team and play his own game I think he'll do well for us.
[quote][p][bold]Stilloyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: I have no complaints whatsoever about our position in the League. What did anyone expect with a makeshift squad? And what is the big deal about the play-offs? There's a 3/1 on chance that they'll end in misery, either after the first two games or at that soulless and expensive monstrosity in west London. The disappointment for me is that Power has put together such a limp and passionless squad, not surprisingly playing limp and passionless football. Is it any wonder that the County Ground atmosphere is as flat as a pancake when the players are so lacking in energy and purpose? Mr Power, you've got to signal an intent to change it, or the hardcore support will dwindle even more.[/p][/quote]Start by getting rid of out of depth manager[/p][/quote]Completely disagree Loyal. Given the hand he has been dealt, Cooper has done as well as could be expected. Who would want the job anyway? Di Canio jumped ship because he didn't want to be associated with the inevitable failure when the money ran out, MacDonald hit the road when he realised he'd been fed the same **** as the rest of us. Various other people were spoken to and none of them wanted it. The problem is too many lightweight passionless players. The manager cares enough. If he gets the chance to build his own team and play his own game I think he'll do well for us. Oi Den!
  • Score: 3

10:49am Mon 10 Mar 14

umpcah says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Stilloyal wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
I have no complaints whatsoever about our position in the League. What did anyone expect with a makeshift squad? And what is the big deal about the play-offs? There's a 3/1 on chance that they'll end in misery, either after the first two games or at that soulless and expensive monstrosity in west London.

The disappointment for me is that Power has put together such a limp and passionless squad, not surprisingly playing limp and passionless football. Is it any wonder that the County Ground atmosphere is as flat as a pancake when the players are so lacking in energy and purpose? Mr Power, you've got to signal an intent to change it, or the hardcore support will dwindle even more.
Start by getting rid of out of depth manager
Completely disagree Loyal. Given the hand he has been dealt, Cooper has done as well as could be expected. Who would want the job anyway? Di Canio jumped ship because he didn't want to be associated with the inevitable failure when the money ran out, MacDonald hit the road when he realised he'd been fed the same **** as the rest of us. Various other people were spoken to and none of them wanted it.

The problem is too many lightweight passionless players. The manager cares enough. If he gets the chance to build his own team and play his own game I think he'll do well for us.
" If he gets the chance to build his own team and play his own game " . That`s probably a big IF !
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stilloyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: I have no complaints whatsoever about our position in the League. What did anyone expect with a makeshift squad? And what is the big deal about the play-offs? There's a 3/1 on chance that they'll end in misery, either after the first two games or at that soulless and expensive monstrosity in west London. The disappointment for me is that Power has put together such a limp and passionless squad, not surprisingly playing limp and passionless football. Is it any wonder that the County Ground atmosphere is as flat as a pancake when the players are so lacking in energy and purpose? Mr Power, you've got to signal an intent to change it, or the hardcore support will dwindle even more.[/p][/quote]Start by getting rid of out of depth manager[/p][/quote]Completely disagree Loyal. Given the hand he has been dealt, Cooper has done as well as could be expected. Who would want the job anyway? Di Canio jumped ship because he didn't want to be associated with the inevitable failure when the money ran out, MacDonald hit the road when he realised he'd been fed the same **** as the rest of us. Various other people were spoken to and none of them wanted it. The problem is too many lightweight passionless players. The manager cares enough. If he gets the chance to build his own team and play his own game I think he'll do well for us.[/p][/quote]" If he gets the chance to build his own team and play his own game " . That`s probably a big IF ! umpcah
  • Score: 5

10:57am Mon 10 Mar 14

Oi Den! says...

umpcah wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Stilloyal wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
I have no complaints whatsoever about our position in the League. What did anyone expect with a makeshift squad? And what is the big deal about the play-offs? There's a 3/1 on chance that they'll end in misery, either after the first two games or at that soulless and expensive monstrosity in west London.

The disappointment for me is that Power has put together such a limp and passionless squad, not surprisingly playing limp and passionless football. Is it any wonder that the County Ground atmosphere is as flat as a pancake when the players are so lacking in energy and purpose? Mr Power, you've got to signal an intent to change it, or the hardcore support will dwindle even more.
Start by getting rid of out of depth manager
Completely disagree Loyal. Given the hand he has been dealt, Cooper has done as well as could be expected. Who would want the job anyway? Di Canio jumped ship because he didn't want to be associated with the inevitable failure when the money ran out, MacDonald hit the road when he realised he'd been fed the same **** as the rest of us. Various other people were spoken to and none of them wanted it.

The problem is too many lightweight passionless players. The manager cares enough. If he gets the chance to build his own team and play his own game I think he'll do well for us.
" If he gets the chance to build his own team and play his own game " . That`s probably a big IF !
Agreed!
[quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stilloyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: I have no complaints whatsoever about our position in the League. What did anyone expect with a makeshift squad? And what is the big deal about the play-offs? There's a 3/1 on chance that they'll end in misery, either after the first two games or at that soulless and expensive monstrosity in west London. The disappointment for me is that Power has put together such a limp and passionless squad, not surprisingly playing limp and passionless football. Is it any wonder that the County Ground atmosphere is as flat as a pancake when the players are so lacking in energy and purpose? Mr Power, you've got to signal an intent to change it, or the hardcore support will dwindle even more.[/p][/quote]Start by getting rid of out of depth manager[/p][/quote]Completely disagree Loyal. Given the hand he has been dealt, Cooper has done as well as could be expected. Who would want the job anyway? Di Canio jumped ship because he didn't want to be associated with the inevitable failure when the money ran out, MacDonald hit the road when he realised he'd been fed the same **** as the rest of us. Various other people were spoken to and none of them wanted it. The problem is too many lightweight passionless players. The manager cares enough. If he gets the chance to build his own team and play his own game I think he'll do well for us.[/p][/quote]" If he gets the chance to build his own team and play his own game " . That`s probably a big IF ![/p][/quote]Agreed! Oi Den!
  • Score: 2

11:05am Mon 10 Mar 14

Stilloyal says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Stilloyal wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
I have no complaints whatsoever about our position in the League. What did anyone expect with a makeshift squad? And what is the big deal about the play-offs? There's a 3/1 on chance that they'll end in misery, either after the first two games or at that soulless and expensive monstrosity in west London.

The disappointment for me is that Power has put together such a limp and passionless squad, not surprisingly playing limp and passionless football. Is it any wonder that the County Ground atmosphere is as flat as a pancake when the players are so lacking in energy and purpose? Mr Power, you've got to signal an intent to change it, or the hardcore support will dwindle even more.
Start by getting rid of out of depth manager
Completely disagree Loyal. Given the hand he has been dealt, Cooper has done as well as could be expected. Who would want the job anyway? Di Canio jumped ship because he didn't want to be associated with the inevitable failure when the money ran out, MacDonald hit the road when he realised he'd been fed the same **** as the rest of us. Various other people were spoken to and none of them wanted it.

The problem is too many lightweight passionless players. The manager cares enough. If he gets the chance to build his own team and play his own game I think he'll do well for us.
Thats rubbish Den ,no matter how much you think Power controls the playing side of things he isn't the one in the dugout making all the wrong and silly decisions.
The people defending Cooper are as bad as him, please stop defending this inadequate manager
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stilloyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: I have no complaints whatsoever about our position in the League. What did anyone expect with a makeshift squad? And what is the big deal about the play-offs? There's a 3/1 on chance that they'll end in misery, either after the first two games or at that soulless and expensive monstrosity in west London. The disappointment for me is that Power has put together such a limp and passionless squad, not surprisingly playing limp and passionless football. Is it any wonder that the County Ground atmosphere is as flat as a pancake when the players are so lacking in energy and purpose? Mr Power, you've got to signal an intent to change it, or the hardcore support will dwindle even more.[/p][/quote]Start by getting rid of out of depth manager[/p][/quote]Completely disagree Loyal. Given the hand he has been dealt, Cooper has done as well as could be expected. Who would want the job anyway? Di Canio jumped ship because he didn't want to be associated with the inevitable failure when the money ran out, MacDonald hit the road when he realised he'd been fed the same **** as the rest of us. Various other people were spoken to and none of them wanted it. The problem is too many lightweight passionless players. The manager cares enough. If he gets the chance to build his own team and play his own game I think he'll do well for us.[/p][/quote]Thats rubbish Den ,no matter how much you think Power controls the playing side of things he isn't the one in the dugout making all the wrong and silly decisions. The people defending Cooper are as bad as him, please stop defending this inadequate manager Stilloyal
  • Score: 1

11:13am Mon 10 Mar 14

Wildwestener says...

Wilesy wrote:
I feel a bit sorry for Mark Cooper.

He was no-one's first choice and was appointed with the season already underway after KMac left the club in the lurch so has had no chance to create his team.

He's picked up the pieces after the excitement of the PDC reign and an unsuccessful KMac appointment where promotion was fizzled away under the drawn-out take-over saga and embargo. Directors have come and gone over through a revolving door over the last 12 months.

Can't have been easy having the budget halved, plus more difficult still with a number of key players out injured.

He's been presented with Ranger who has been a nightmare for him, and also a lightweight centre half in Hall who he has had to play.

He has been told which tactics to use ie the passing game and forced to use young players.

Despite this he has kept us interested in the play-offs to a late stage in the season and just a penalty kick away from Wembley.

The squad is clearly struggling at the moment fitness-wise - the fact we are letting leads slip a good indication of this, and the disappointment of missing out on Wembley and play-offs out reach clearly a factor for the down-beat atmosphere.

But next season he will have a chance to hopefully bring in some of his own transfer targets. The budget reducing may not be such an impact as the players leaving aren't playing. The current squad if retained will be a year older, a year more experienced and refreshed after a good rest. Future could be rosy....
Cannot disagree with a word of that. My worry is that watching STFC is getting more expensive and the product is getting worse not better. In most businesses, that only ever has one ultimate result and it's not a good one. The obvious answer is more money but of course that's easier said than done. One can only hope that Power and Cooper can slowly build a team over the next couple of seasons and get us back I contention for L1 play-offs. We are a million miles from that at the moment
[quote][p][bold]Wilesy[/bold] wrote: I feel a bit sorry for Mark Cooper. He was no-one's first choice and was appointed with the season already underway after KMac left the club in the lurch so has had no chance to create his team. He's picked up the pieces after the excitement of the PDC reign and an unsuccessful KMac appointment where promotion was fizzled away under the drawn-out take-over saga and embargo. Directors have come and gone over through a revolving door over the last 12 months. Can't have been easy having the budget halved, plus more difficult still with a number of key players out injured. He's been presented with Ranger who has been a nightmare for him, and also a lightweight centre half in Hall who he has had to play. He has been told which tactics to use ie the passing game and forced to use young players. Despite this he has kept us interested in the play-offs to a late stage in the season and just a penalty kick away from Wembley. The squad is clearly struggling at the moment fitness-wise - the fact we are letting leads slip a good indication of this, and the disappointment of missing out on Wembley and play-offs out reach clearly a factor for the down-beat atmosphere. But next season he will have a chance to hopefully bring in some of his own transfer targets. The budget reducing may not be such an impact as the players leaving aren't playing. The current squad if retained will be a year older, a year more experienced and refreshed after a good rest. Future could be rosy....[/p][/quote]Cannot disagree with a word of that. My worry is that watching STFC is getting more expensive and the product is getting worse not better. In most businesses, that only ever has one ultimate result and it's not a good one. The obvious answer is more money but of course that's easier said than done. One can only hope that Power and Cooper can slowly build a team over the next couple of seasons and get us back I contention for L1 play-offs. We are a million miles from that at the moment Wildwestener
  • Score: 3

11:21am Mon 10 Mar 14

Is that you Lovesey says...

Cooper is arrogant and 1 win in 10 is not acceptable, not with the team and players we have.

Looked ok in the first half, the second half was abysmal, Cooper has to go and I think you will start to hear that voiced at the ground.......

COOPER OUT !!!!
Cooper is arrogant and 1 win in 10 is not acceptable, not with the team and players we have. Looked ok in the first half, the second half was abysmal, Cooper has to go and I think you will start to hear that voiced at the ground....... COOPER OUT !!!! Is that you Lovesey
  • Score: 6

11:35am Mon 10 Mar 14

the wizard says...

HELLO SWINDON ADVERTISER

Is there anybody there ?? You ran an article which stated Cooper and Power were to meet up with Ranger and his reps over the weekend. Fair enough.

Is there any chance that you could seek out what happened and what the conclusion is please, as the money paying public would like to know.

If Nile is here next season there is a chance some may change their minds and take up the S/T offer. If he isn't the stands will have some spaces which aren't there now.
HELLO SWINDON ADVERTISER Is there anybody there ?? You ran an article which stated Cooper and Power were to meet up with Ranger and his reps over the weekend. Fair enough. Is there any chance that you could seek out what happened and what the conclusion is please, as the money paying public would like to know. If Nile is here next season there is a chance some may change their minds and take up the S/T offer. If he isn't the stands will have some spaces which aren't there now. the wizard
  • Score: 7

11:41am Mon 10 Mar 14

Stilloyal says...

I would like to add that no one else was interviewed for the managers job when Jed ran the show , that's from a former director.
I would like to add that no one else was interviewed for the managers job when Jed ran the show , that's from a former director. Stilloyal
  • Score: 4

11:41am Mon 10 Mar 14

sadgit says...

Den
I don't think the day will come when Cooper does well for us.
He does have good players at his disposal but he does not have a clue how to get the best out of them.
Are they even fit?
Den I don't think the day will come when Cooper does well for us. He does have good players at his disposal but he does not have a clue how to get the best out of them. Are they even fit? sadgit
  • Score: 8

11:44am Mon 10 Mar 14

Oi Den! says...

Stilloyal wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Stilloyal wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
I have no complaints whatsoever about our position in the League. What did anyone expect with a makeshift squad? And what is the big deal about the play-offs? There's a 3/1 on chance that they'll end in misery, either after the first two games or at that soulless and expensive monstrosity in west London.

The disappointment for me is that Power has put together such a limp and passionless squad, not surprisingly playing limp and passionless football. Is it any wonder that the County Ground atmosphere is as flat as a pancake when the players are so lacking in energy and purpose? Mr Power, you've got to signal an intent to change it, or the hardcore support will dwindle even more.
Start by getting rid of out of depth manager
Completely disagree Loyal. Given the hand he has been dealt, Cooper has done as well as could be expected. Who would want the job anyway? Di Canio jumped ship because he didn't want to be associated with the inevitable failure when the money ran out, MacDonald hit the road when he realised he'd been fed the same **** as the rest of us. Various other people were spoken to and none of them wanted it.

The problem is too many lightweight passionless players. The manager cares enough. If he gets the chance to build his own team and play his own game I think he'll do well for us.
Thats rubbish Den ,no matter how much you think Power controls the playing side of things he isn't the one in the dugout making all the wrong and silly decisions.
The people defending Cooper are as bad as him, please stop defending this inadequate manager
Loyal, you're quite entitled to think my views are rubbish but please don't tell me I shouldn't express them.

It's easy to say the manager should make different decisions etc, which might be fair enough if the players are good enough. Our players are not good enough. MK are no great shakes but they were better than us because they are a solid third tier outfit. We are a bunch if misfits, wannabes and rejects (plus a renegade). Take Pritchard for instance - supposed to be our star man but too often gets brushed aside with ease. Harley - skilful but goes missing. Kasim - too often very pedestrian. Luongo and Mason - good playmakers but lacking energy.

We just don't have what it takes to be competitive in this division

I would be interested to know from all the Cooper bashers what line-up and tactics they think would bring us more success than he has achieved.
[quote][p][bold]Stilloyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stilloyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: I have no complaints whatsoever about our position in the League. What did anyone expect with a makeshift squad? And what is the big deal about the play-offs? There's a 3/1 on chance that they'll end in misery, either after the first two games or at that soulless and expensive monstrosity in west London. The disappointment for me is that Power has put together such a limp and passionless squad, not surprisingly playing limp and passionless football. Is it any wonder that the County Ground atmosphere is as flat as a pancake when the players are so lacking in energy and purpose? Mr Power, you've got to signal an intent to change it, or the hardcore support will dwindle even more.[/p][/quote]Start by getting rid of out of depth manager[/p][/quote]Completely disagree Loyal. Given the hand he has been dealt, Cooper has done as well as could be expected. Who would want the job anyway? Di Canio jumped ship because he didn't want to be associated with the inevitable failure when the money ran out, MacDonald hit the road when he realised he'd been fed the same **** as the rest of us. Various other people were spoken to and none of them wanted it. The problem is too many lightweight passionless players. The manager cares enough. If he gets the chance to build his own team and play his own game I think he'll do well for us.[/p][/quote]Thats rubbish Den ,no matter how much you think Power controls the playing side of things he isn't the one in the dugout making all the wrong and silly decisions. The people defending Cooper are as bad as him, please stop defending this inadequate manager[/p][/quote]Loyal, you're quite entitled to think my views are rubbish but please don't tell me I shouldn't express them. It's easy to say the manager should make different decisions etc, which might be fair enough if the players are good enough. Our players are not good enough. MK are no great shakes but they were better than us because they are a solid third tier outfit. We are a bunch if misfits, wannabes and rejects (plus a renegade). Take Pritchard for instance - supposed to be our star man but too often gets brushed aside with ease. Harley - skilful but goes missing. Kasim - too often very pedestrian. Luongo and Mason - good playmakers but lacking energy. We just don't have what it takes to be competitive in this division I would be interested to know from all the Cooper bashers what line-up and tactics they think would bring us more success than he has achieved. Oi Den!
  • Score: -2

11:49am Mon 10 Mar 14

Stilloyal says...

the wizard wrote:
HELLO SWINDON ADVERTISER

Is there anybody there ?? You ran an article which stated Cooper and Power were to meet up with Ranger and his reps over the weekend. Fair enough.

Is there any chance that you could seek out what happened and what the conclusion is please, as the money paying public would like to know.

If Nile is here next season there is a chance some may change their minds and take up the S/T offer. If he isn't the stands will have some spaces which aren't there now.
As stated talks wilI continue Ranger is in court in Hereford tomorrow on drink driving charge. That's 6 points that will put us into the play offs :-)
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: HELLO SWINDON ADVERTISER Is there anybody there ?? You ran an article which stated Cooper and Power were to meet up with Ranger and his reps over the weekend. Fair enough. Is there any chance that you could seek out what happened and what the conclusion is please, as the money paying public would like to know. If Nile is here next season there is a chance some may change their minds and take up the S/T offer. If he isn't the stands will have some spaces which aren't there now.[/p][/quote]As stated talks wilI continue Ranger is in court in Hereford tomorrow on drink driving charge. That's 6 points that will put us into the play offs :-) Stilloyal
  • Score: 6

11:50am Mon 10 Mar 14

Oi Den! says...

It would be very interesting to see Cooper quit now and see what a great job his successor makes of it.
It would be very interesting to see Cooper quit now and see what a great job his successor makes of it. Oi Den!
  • Score: 1

11:57am Mon 10 Mar 14

Stilloyal says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Stilloyal wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Stilloyal wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
I have no complaints whatsoever about our position in the League. What did anyone expect with a makeshift squad? And what is the big deal about the play-offs? There's a 3/1 on chance that they'll end in misery, either after the first two games or at that soulless and expensive monstrosity in west London.

The disappointment for me is that Power has put together such a limp and passionless squad, not surprisingly playing limp and passionless football. Is it any wonder that the County Ground atmosphere is as flat as a pancake when the players are so lacking in energy and purpose? Mr Power, you've got to signal an intent to change it, or the hardcore support will dwindle even more.
Start by getting rid of out of depth manager
Completely disagree Loyal. Given the hand he has been dealt, Cooper has done as well as could be expected. Who would want the job anyway? Di Canio jumped ship because he didn't want to be associated with the inevitable failure when the money ran out, MacDonald hit the road when he realised he'd been fed the same **** as the rest of us. Various other people were spoken to and none of them wanted it.

The problem is too many lightweight passionless players. The manager cares enough. If he gets the chance to build his own team and play his own game I think he'll do well for us.
Thats rubbish Den ,no matter how much you think Power controls the playing side of things he isn't the one in the dugout making all the wrong and silly decisions.
The people defending Cooper are as bad as him, please stop defending this inadequate manager
Loyal, you're quite entitled to think my views are rubbish but please don't tell me I shouldn't express them.

It's easy to say the manager should make different decisions etc, which might be fair enough if the players are good enough. Our players are not good enough. MK are no great shakes but they were better than us because they are a solid third tier outfit. We are a bunch if misfits, wannabes and rejects (plus a renegade). Take Pritchard for instance - supposed to be our star man but too often gets brushed aside with ease. Harley - skilful but goes missing. Kasim - too often very pedestrian. Luongo and Mason - good playmakers but lacking energy.

We just don't have what it takes to be competitive in this division

I would be interested to know from all the Cooper bashers what line-up and tactics they think would bring us more success than he has achieved.
Find a winning system / formation and stick with it regardless of available players, stop changing it every game
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stilloyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stilloyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: I have no complaints whatsoever about our position in the League. What did anyone expect with a makeshift squad? And what is the big deal about the play-offs? There's a 3/1 on chance that they'll end in misery, either after the first two games or at that soulless and expensive monstrosity in west London. The disappointment for me is that Power has put together such a limp and passionless squad, not surprisingly playing limp and passionless football. Is it any wonder that the County Ground atmosphere is as flat as a pancake when the players are so lacking in energy and purpose? Mr Power, you've got to signal an intent to change it, or the hardcore support will dwindle even more.[/p][/quote]Start by getting rid of out of depth manager[/p][/quote]Completely disagree Loyal. Given the hand he has been dealt, Cooper has done as well as could be expected. Who would want the job anyway? Di Canio jumped ship because he didn't want to be associated with the inevitable failure when the money ran out, MacDonald hit the road when he realised he'd been fed the same **** as the rest of us. Various other people were spoken to and none of them wanted it. The problem is too many lightweight passionless players. The manager cares enough. If he gets the chance to build his own team and play his own game I think he'll do well for us.[/p][/quote]Thats rubbish Den ,no matter how much you think Power controls the playing side of things he isn't the one in the dugout making all the wrong and silly decisions. The people defending Cooper are as bad as him, please stop defending this inadequate manager[/p][/quote]Loyal, you're quite entitled to think my views are rubbish but please don't tell me I shouldn't express them. It's easy to say the manager should make different decisions etc, which might be fair enough if the players are good enough. Our players are not good enough. MK are no great shakes but they were better than us because they are a solid third tier outfit. We are a bunch if misfits, wannabes and rejects (plus a renegade). Take Pritchard for instance - supposed to be our star man but too often gets brushed aside with ease. Harley - skilful but goes missing. Kasim - too often very pedestrian. Luongo and Mason - good playmakers but lacking energy. We just don't have what it takes to be competitive in this division I would be interested to know from all the Cooper bashers what line-up and tactics they think would bring us more success than he has achieved.[/p][/quote]Find a winning system / formation and stick with it regardless of available players, stop changing it every game Stilloyal
  • Score: 2

12:00pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Stilloyal says...

Oi Den! wrote:
It would be very interesting to see Cooper quit now and see what a great job his successor makes of it.
Nothing this season
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: It would be very interesting to see Cooper quit now and see what a great job his successor makes of it.[/p][/quote]Nothing this season Stilloyal
  • Score: 3

12:00pm Mon 10 Mar 14

the don69 says...

Oi Den! wrote:
By the way Sam... "travel in their hoards"? Will they raid their attics before they come down? The other day it was "practise" instead of "practice". Soon you'll be talking about the "defense", like some of our Americanised correspondents on here!
Headmaster Den has spoken! naughty boy Sam go and stand in the corner with your dunce hat on,also write a hundred lines I must learn to spell lol!!!!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: By the way Sam... "travel in their hoards"? Will they raid their attics before they come down? The other day it was "practise" instead of "practice". Soon you'll be talking about the "defense", like some of our Americanised correspondents on here![/p][/quote]Headmaster Den has spoken! naughty boy Sam go and stand in the corner with your dunce hat on,also write a hundred lines I must learn to spell lol!!!!!!!!!!! the don69
  • Score: 0

12:02pm Mon 10 Mar 14

the wizard says...

Stilloyal wrote:
the wizard wrote:
HELLO SWINDON ADVERTISER

Is there anybody there ?? You ran an article which stated Cooper and Power were to meet up with Ranger and his reps over the weekend. Fair enough.

Is there any chance that you could seek out what happened and what the conclusion is please, as the money paying public would like to know.

If Nile is here next season there is a chance some may change their minds and take up the S/T offer. If he isn't the stands will have some spaces which aren't there now.
As stated talks wilI continue Ranger is in court in Hereford tomorrow on drink driving charge. That's 6 points that will put us into the play offs :-)
Hmmmmm, ever since we lost Cox, Paynter along with Austin we have struggled at the front. Last seasons dynamic duo were a big disappointment. We have all said it but if ever there was a time for another Mayes/Rowland partnership then now is that time. We need to guys to work together, one to knock the ball down towards the feet of the other. Ranger is prepared to do that, so we should be building in that direction, but not with loan players, our own players, and this is an opportunity for Storey to step up.
He is our player, we should play him as we pay him.
Power really does need to shake things up to keep the masses on side.
Some hard training to raise fitness and morale would be a decent start. I wonder if the players eat at CG with Cooper like they did with PDC, to ensure they are on the correct daily diet.
[quote][p][bold]Stilloyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: HELLO SWINDON ADVERTISER Is there anybody there ?? You ran an article which stated Cooper and Power were to meet up with Ranger and his reps over the weekend. Fair enough. Is there any chance that you could seek out what happened and what the conclusion is please, as the money paying public would like to know. If Nile is here next season there is a chance some may change their minds and take up the S/T offer. If he isn't the stands will have some spaces which aren't there now.[/p][/quote]As stated talks wilI continue Ranger is in court in Hereford tomorrow on drink driving charge. That's 6 points that will put us into the play offs :-)[/p][/quote]Hmmmmm, ever since we lost Cox, Paynter along with Austin we have struggled at the front. Last seasons dynamic duo were a big disappointment. We have all said it but if ever there was a time for another Mayes/Rowland partnership then now is that time. We need to guys to work together, one to knock the ball down towards the feet of the other. Ranger is prepared to do that, so we should be building in that direction, but not with loan players, our own players, and this is an opportunity for Storey to step up. He is our player, we should play him as we pay him. Power really does need to shake things up to keep the masses on side. Some hard training to raise fitness and morale would be a decent start. I wonder if the players eat at CG with Cooper like they did with PDC, to ensure they are on the correct daily diet. the wizard
  • Score: 2

12:05pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Oxon-Red says...

Oi Den! wrote:
By the way Sam... "travel in their hoards"? Will they raid their attics before they come down? The other day it was "practise" instead of "practice". Soon you'll be talking about the "defense", like some of our Americanised correspondents on here!
I think this maybe down to Windows auto-correct ! I'm forever changing "z" back to the "s" I typed, grrr.

Off now to organize a bit of practise for our defense :-)

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: By the way Sam... "travel in their hoards"? Will they raid their attics before they come down? The other day it was "practise" instead of "practice". Soon you'll be talking about the "defense", like some of our Americanised correspondents on here![/p][/quote]I think this maybe down to Windows auto-correct ! I'm forever changing "z" back to the "s" I typed, grrr. Off now to organize a bit of practise for our defense :-) COYMR Oxon-Red
  • Score: 0

12:07pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Oi Den! says...

Loyal, that's what we all want. But how exactly do you do it with our group of players? What about the 16 teams below us? Have they all got out of depth managers because they haven't found a winning system/formation? Or do we have some divine right to that formula?
Loyal, that's what we all want. But how exactly do you do it with our group of players? What about the 16 teams below us? Have they all got out of depth managers because they haven't found a winning system/formation? Or do we have some divine right to that formula? Oi Den!
  • Score: 1

12:12pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Oi Den! says...

Oxon-Red wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
By the way Sam... "travel in their hoards"? Will they raid their attics before they come down? The other day it was "practise" instead of "practice". Soon you'll be talking about the "defense", like some of our Americanised correspondents on here!
I think this maybe down to Windows auto-correct ! I'm forever changing "z" back to the "s" I typed, grrr.

Off now to organize a bit of practise for our defense :-)

COYMR
Haha! I think you're probably right as regards fellow posters Oxon. I was just having a bit of fun at Sam's expense. I'm sure he can take it. I reckon he's a good writer actually. Let's himself down with his flowery metaphors etc occasionally - but he's young and a work in progress!
[quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: By the way Sam... "travel in their hoards"? Will they raid their attics before they come down? The other day it was "practise" instead of "practice". Soon you'll be talking about the "defense", like some of our Americanised correspondents on here![/p][/quote]I think this maybe down to Windows auto-correct ! I'm forever changing "z" back to the "s" I typed, grrr. Off now to organize a bit of practise for our defense :-) COYMR[/p][/quote]Haha! I think you're probably right as regards fellow posters Oxon. I was just having a bit of fun at Sam's expense. I'm sure he can take it. I reckon he's a good writer actually. Let's himself down with his flowery metaphors etc occasionally - but he's young and a work in progress! Oi Den!
  • Score: 2

12:13pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Stilloyal says...

the wizard wrote:
Stilloyal wrote:
the wizard wrote:
HELLO SWINDON ADVERTISER

Is there anybody there ?? You ran an article which stated Cooper and Power were to meet up with Ranger and his reps over the weekend. Fair enough.

Is there any chance that you could seek out what happened and what the conclusion is please, as the money paying public would like to know.

If Nile is here next season there is a chance some may change their minds and take up the S/T offer. If he isn't the stands will have some spaces which aren't there now.
As stated talks wilI continue Ranger is in court in Hereford tomorrow on drink driving charge. That's 6 points that will put us into the play offs :-)
Hmmmmm, ever since we lost Cox, Paynter along with Austin we have struggled at the front. Last seasons dynamic duo were a big disappointment. We have all said it but if ever there was a time for another Mayes/Rowland partnership then now is that time. We need to guys to work together, one to knock the ball down towards the feet of the other. Ranger is prepared to do that, so we should be building in that direction, but not with loan players, our own players, and this is an opportunity for Storey to step up.
He is our player, we should play him as we pay him.
Power really does need to shake things up to keep the masses on side.
Some hard training to raise fitness and morale would be a decent start. I wonder if the players eat at CG with Cooper like they did with PDC, to ensure they are on the correct daily diet.
Agreed Wiz, not fit and too many days off, idle hands and all that
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stilloyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: HELLO SWINDON ADVERTISER Is there anybody there ?? You ran an article which stated Cooper and Power were to meet up with Ranger and his reps over the weekend. Fair enough. Is there any chance that you could seek out what happened and what the conclusion is please, as the money paying public would like to know. If Nile is here next season there is a chance some may change their minds and take up the S/T offer. If he isn't the stands will have some spaces which aren't there now.[/p][/quote]As stated talks wilI continue Ranger is in court in Hereford tomorrow on drink driving charge. That's 6 points that will put us into the play offs :-)[/p][/quote]Hmmmmm, ever since we lost Cox, Paynter along with Austin we have struggled at the front. Last seasons dynamic duo were a big disappointment. We have all said it but if ever there was a time for another Mayes/Rowland partnership then now is that time. We need to guys to work together, one to knock the ball down towards the feet of the other. Ranger is prepared to do that, so we should be building in that direction, but not with loan players, our own players, and this is an opportunity for Storey to step up. He is our player, we should play him as we pay him. Power really does need to shake things up to keep the masses on side. Some hard training to raise fitness and morale would be a decent start. I wonder if the players eat at CG with Cooper like they did with PDC, to ensure they are on the correct daily diet.[/p][/quote]Agreed Wiz, not fit and too many days off, idle hands and all that Stilloyal
  • Score: 2

12:17pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Oi Den! says...

Oops - "Let's"! I'll go and stand in the corner now Don!
Oops - "Let's"! I'll go and stand in the corner now Don! Oi Den!
  • Score: -2

12:24pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Stilloyal says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Loyal, that's what we all want. But how exactly do you do it with our group of players? What about the 16 teams below us? Have they all got out of depth managers because they haven't found a winning system/formation? Or do we have some divine right to that formula?
Might be16 below us at present but it wont end that way.

Our players are too inexperienced to take in a new system every week. I accept that Cooper isn't the only poor manager in our division, my point is that he should be somewhere other than Swindon .
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Loyal, that's what we all want. But how exactly do you do it with our group of players? What about the 16 teams below us? Have they all got out of depth managers because they haven't found a winning system/formation? Or do we have some divine right to that formula?[/p][/quote]Might be16 below us at present but it wont end that way. Our players are too inexperienced to take in a new system every week. I accept that Cooper isn't the only poor manager in our division, my point is that he should be somewhere other than Swindon . Stilloyal
  • Score: 5

12:28pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Baritone says...

Never mind the top six. In a fortnight from now we could well be looking at the bottom six.

It is so sad - but I have said for months now that Power is only interested in "bodyshopping" young players, in the hope that by balancing the books he can then set about selling the club as a going concern. If he remains in place and serves us up more of the same, there will be a considerable reduction in season ticket holders - which won't balance the books so even cheaper (worse) players will be recruited. Conference League in two years?
Never mind the top six. In a fortnight from now we could well be looking at the bottom six. It is so sad - but I have said for months now that Power is only interested in "bodyshopping" young players, in the hope that by balancing the books he can then set about selling the club as a going concern. If he remains in place and serves us up more of the same, there will be a considerable reduction in season ticket holders - which won't balance the books so even cheaper (worse) players will be recruited. Conference League in two years? Baritone
  • Score: -1

12:31pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Hiram.K.Hackenbacker says...

How long before Tim Sherwood will be looking for a new job? Each day we read about possible new managers to replace him at Spurs and with his friendship with Lee Power, who knows what might evolve if Mark Cooper has had enough of the constant negativity being directed in his path. Mark is a decent chap trying to do a difficult job under restrictive conditions. We have to be realistic, the clubs with big money behind them tend to end up achieving big things, League positions tell you that.
How long before Tim Sherwood will be looking for a new job? Each day we read about possible new managers to replace him at Spurs and with his friendship with Lee Power, who knows what might evolve if Mark Cooper has had enough of the constant negativity being directed in his path. Mark is a decent chap trying to do a difficult job under restrictive conditions. We have to be realistic, the clubs with big money behind them tend to end up achieving big things, League positions tell you that. Hiram.K.Hackenbacker
  • Score: 9

12:40pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Oxon-Red says...

Stilloyal wrote:
the wizard wrote:
Stilloyal wrote:
the wizard wrote: HELLO SWINDON ADVERTISER Is there anybody there ?? You ran an article which stated Cooper and Power were to meet up with Ranger and his reps over the weekend. Fair enough. Is there any chance that you could seek out what happened and what the conclusion is please, as the money paying public would like to know. If Nile is here next season there is a chance some may change their minds and take up the S/T offer. If he isn't the stands will have some spaces which aren't there now.
As stated talks wilI continue Ranger is in court in Hereford tomorrow on drink driving charge. That's 6 points that will put us into the play offs :-)
Hmmmmm, ever since we lost Cox, Paynter along with Austin we have struggled at the front. Last seasons dynamic duo were a big disappointment. We have all said it but if ever there was a time for another Mayes/Rowland partnership then now is that time. We need to guys to work together, one to knock the ball down towards the feet of the other. Ranger is prepared to do that, so we should be building in that direction, but not with loan players, our own players, and this is an opportunity for Storey to step up. He is our player, we should play him as we pay him. Power really does need to shake things up to keep the masses on side. Some hard training to raise fitness and morale would be a decent start. I wonder if the players eat at CG with Cooper like they did with PDC, to ensure they are on the correct daily diet.
Agreed Wiz, not fit and too many days off, idle hands and all that
Said before, it is not a lack of fitness it is stamina which builds with age. It's true of most young players of most sports. Heard posters refering to "bulking up" on numerous occassions. Well IMO that backs up my statement.

As for STFC I want them to do well, they are my team and it is only natural. However I am getting weary of this constant call for change. The turmoil of the last 4-5 years has to be replaced with stability. If you keep changing things you never end with the finished article.

I think this season has been the first step towards stability within the club, particularly financially. It hasn't been as bad as many would think, some decent results, a decent run in the JPT and when was the last time a really top club played at the CG.

Those ST holders picking there matches next season, their choice but I hope they rue their decision and end up picking more and more matches as the season progresses.

Those knocking Smith, I thought he had a decent game on Saturday and liken him to Benson who also works hard, doesn't have the greatest touch but turns up to tap the ball into the net (4 goals in 10ish appearances). The difference is age, Benson 95 and Smith 21.

The squad will shortly have a summer to Bulk up.

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]Stilloyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stilloyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: HELLO SWINDON ADVERTISER Is there anybody there ?? You ran an article which stated Cooper and Power were to meet up with Ranger and his reps over the weekend. Fair enough. Is there any chance that you could seek out what happened and what the conclusion is please, as the money paying public would like to know. If Nile is here next season there is a chance some may change their minds and take up the S/T offer. If he isn't the stands will have some spaces which aren't there now.[/p][/quote]As stated talks wilI continue Ranger is in court in Hereford tomorrow on drink driving charge. That's 6 points that will put us into the play offs :-)[/p][/quote]Hmmmmm, ever since we lost Cox, Paynter along with Austin we have struggled at the front. Last seasons dynamic duo were a big disappointment. We have all said it but if ever there was a time for another Mayes/Rowland partnership then now is that time. We need to guys to work together, one to knock the ball down towards the feet of the other. Ranger is prepared to do that, so we should be building in that direction, but not with loan players, our own players, and this is an opportunity for Storey to step up. He is our player, we should play him as we pay him. Power really does need to shake things up to keep the masses on side. Some hard training to raise fitness and morale would be a decent start. I wonder if the players eat at CG with Cooper like they did with PDC, to ensure they are on the correct daily diet.[/p][/quote]Agreed Wiz, not fit and too many days off, idle hands and all that[/p][/quote]Said before, it is not a lack of fitness it is stamina which builds with age. It's true of most young players of most sports. Heard posters refering to "bulking up" on numerous occassions. Well IMO that backs up my statement. As for STFC I want them to do well, they are my team and it is only natural. However I am getting weary of this constant call for change. The turmoil of the last 4-5 years has to be replaced with stability. If you keep changing things you never end with the finished article. I think this season has been the first step towards stability within the club, particularly financially. It hasn't been as bad as many would think, some decent results, a decent run in the JPT and when was the last time a really top club played at the CG. Those ST holders picking there matches next season, their choice but I hope they rue their decision and end up picking more and more matches as the season progresses. Those knocking Smith, I thought he had a decent game on Saturday and liken him to Benson who also works hard, doesn't have the greatest touch but turns up to tap the ball into the net (4 goals in 10ish appearances). The difference is age, Benson 95 and Smith 21. The squad will shortly have a summer to Bulk up. COYMR Oxon-Red
  • Score: 4

12:47pm Mon 10 Mar 14

LionelHutz says...

To all the moaners – a reality check. At the end of last season we lost almost our entire first team squad and I, for one, predicted relegation this season. The way we seemed to be assembling a team of youngsters on the cheap did not fill me with confidence.

However, here we sit in mid-March, well away from the relegation zone and comfortably in mid-table. On top of that, we had good runs in the League Cup and JPT.

We have lost our star striker and, in my opinion, one of our best midfielders in Mason. There aren’t many teams at this level who wouldn’t be affected by that.

Yes it’s a frustrating time when there’s not a lot to play for but one thing’s for sure, we’ll still have a League One club to support next season and, with any luck, we can offload the likes of Benson, Williams and Cox who are being paid great salaries and contributing nothing to the first team.

Everyone is entitled to their opinion, of course. But some of the ones being expressed on here are just crazy.

Renewed my season ticket this morning, by the way.
To all the moaners – a reality check. At the end of last season we lost almost our entire first team squad and I, for one, predicted relegation this season. The way we seemed to be assembling a team of youngsters on the cheap did not fill me with confidence. However, here we sit in mid-March, well away from the relegation zone and comfortably in mid-table. On top of that, we had good runs in the League Cup and JPT. We have lost our star striker and, in my opinion, one of our best midfielders in Mason. There aren’t many teams at this level who wouldn’t be affected by that. Yes it’s a frustrating time when there’s not a lot to play for but one thing’s for sure, we’ll still have a League One club to support next season and, with any luck, we can offload the likes of Benson, Williams and Cox who are being paid great salaries and contributing nothing to the first team. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, of course. But some of the ones being expressed on here are just crazy. Renewed my season ticket this morning, by the way. LionelHutz
  • Score: 12

12:57pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Cookie43 says...

Cookie43 wrote:
bradley red 1 wrote:
Have a look at how many games you have set the team up to draw and not go on to win matches so far you and power between you, have lost a chance to play the final at wembley and lost at least 18 points in the league! negative boring tactics.,next season will be the same until you and power leave the club.
And be replaced by?
Its obvious you detest and hate power and cooper because of your constant posts of abuse aimed at power and cooper.
But you never give us your alternative many on here have asked you many many times for your ideas.
So i will ask again you want power out so who would you want in to take over? Who would want it ?
What manager would you want realistically cause the likes of hoddle etc just aint gonna happen.
So again i ask Bradley Red who would you suggest as alternatives please.?
Still waiting Bradley Red
I will ask again
Who should take over our club and run it and who should they bring is as manager??
[quote][p][bold]Cookie43[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bradley red 1[/bold] wrote: Have a look at how many games you have set the team up to draw and not go on to win matches so far you and power between you, have lost a chance to play the final at wembley and lost at least 18 points in the league! negative boring tactics.,next season will be the same until you and power leave the club.[/p][/quote]And be replaced by? Its obvious you detest and hate power and cooper because of your constant posts of abuse aimed at power and cooper. But you never give us your alternative many on here have asked you many many times for your ideas. So i will ask again you want power out so who would you want in to take over? Who would want it ? What manager would you want realistically cause the likes of hoddle etc just aint gonna happen. So again i ask Bradley Red who would you suggest as alternatives please.?[/p][/quote]Still waiting Bradley Red I will ask again Who should take over our club and run it and who should they bring is as manager?? Cookie43
  • Score: 6

1:00pm Mon 10 Mar 14

bearwoodred says...

Stilloyal wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
I have no complaints whatsoever about our position in the League. What did anyone expect with a makeshift squad? And what is the big deal about the play-offs? There's a 3/1 on chance that they'll end in misery, either after the first two games or at that soulless and expensive monstrosity in west London.

The disappointment for me is that Power has put together such a limp and passionless squad, not surprisingly playing limp and passionless football. Is it any wonder that the County Ground atmosphere is as flat as a pancake when the players are so lacking in energy and purpose? Mr Power, you've got to signal an intent to change it, or the hardcore support will dwindle even more.
Start by getting rid of out of depth manager
zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
zzzzzzzzzz
[quote][p][bold]Stilloyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: I have no complaints whatsoever about our position in the League. What did anyone expect with a makeshift squad? And what is the big deal about the play-offs? There's a 3/1 on chance that they'll end in misery, either after the first two games or at that soulless and expensive monstrosity in west London. The disappointment for me is that Power has put together such a limp and passionless squad, not surprisingly playing limp and passionless football. Is it any wonder that the County Ground atmosphere is as flat as a pancake when the players are so lacking in energy and purpose? Mr Power, you've got to signal an intent to change it, or the hardcore support will dwindle even more.[/p][/quote]Start by getting rid of out of depth manager[/p][/quote]zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzz bearwoodred
  • Score: 1

1:03pm Mon 10 Mar 14

bearwoodred says...

Graham8181 wrote:
Definitely not going tomorrow not wasting any more of my hard earned cash watching a manager with no idea on tactics. Watching Swindon has got very very miserable
but clearly not as miserable as you. Nice to know you are only there for the good times Graham!! Of course it's all opinion!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Graham8181[/bold] wrote: Definitely not going tomorrow not wasting any more of my hard earned cash watching a manager with no idea on tactics. Watching Swindon has got very very miserable[/p][/quote]but clearly not as miserable as you. Nice to know you are only there for the good times Graham!! Of course it's all opinion!!!! bearwoodred
  • Score: 7

1:05pm Mon 10 Mar 14

stfcdod says...

Baritone wrote:
Never mind the top six. In a fortnight from now we could well be looking at the bottom six.

It is so sad - but I have said for months now that Power is only interested in "bodyshopping" young players, in the hope that by balancing the books he can then set about selling the club as a going concern. If he remains in place and serves us up more of the same, there will be a considerable reduction in season ticket holders - which won't balance the books so even cheaper (worse) players will be recruited. Conference League in two years?
Why are you hiding all your solutions from us?
[quote][p][bold]Baritone[/bold] wrote: Never mind the top six. In a fortnight from now we could well be looking at the bottom six. It is so sad - but I have said for months now that Power is only interested in "bodyshopping" young players, in the hope that by balancing the books he can then set about selling the club as a going concern. If he remains in place and serves us up more of the same, there will be a considerable reduction in season ticket holders - which won't balance the books so even cheaper (worse) players will be recruited. Conference League in two years?[/p][/quote]Why are you hiding all your solutions from us? stfcdod
  • Score: 4

1:07pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Is that you Lovesey says...

LionelHutz wrote:
To all the moaners – a reality check. At the end of last season we lost almost our entire first team squad and I, for one, predicted relegation this season. The way we seemed to be assembling a team of youngsters on the cheap did not fill me with confidence. However, here we sit in mid-March, well away from the relegation zone and comfortably in mid-table. On top of that, we had good runs in the League Cup and JPT. We have lost our star striker and, in my opinion, one of our best midfielders in Mason. There aren’t many teams at this level who wouldn’t be affected by that. Yes it’s a frustrating time when there’s not a lot to play for but one thing’s for sure, we’ll still have a League One club to support next season and, with any luck, we can offload the likes of Benson, Williams and Cox who are being paid great salaries and contributing nothing to the first team. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, of course. But some of the ones being expressed on here are just crazy. Renewed my season ticket this morning, by the way.
Lionel, we are in relegation form, 1 win in 10.... we are lucky that we picked up early points and fluked some wins at home.
[quote][p][bold]LionelHutz[/bold] wrote: To all the moaners – a reality check. At the end of last season we lost almost our entire first team squad and I, for one, predicted relegation this season. The way we seemed to be assembling a team of youngsters on the cheap did not fill me with confidence. However, here we sit in mid-March, well away from the relegation zone and comfortably in mid-table. On top of that, we had good runs in the League Cup and JPT. We have lost our star striker and, in my opinion, one of our best midfielders in Mason. There aren’t many teams at this level who wouldn’t be affected by that. Yes it’s a frustrating time when there’s not a lot to play for but one thing’s for sure, we’ll still have a League One club to support next season and, with any luck, we can offload the likes of Benson, Williams and Cox who are being paid great salaries and contributing nothing to the first team. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, of course. But some of the ones being expressed on here are just crazy. Renewed my season ticket this morning, by the way.[/p][/quote]Lionel, we are in relegation form, 1 win in 10.... we are lucky that we picked up early points and fluked some wins at home. Is that you Lovesey
  • Score: 0

1:07pm Mon 10 Mar 14

LeGod says...

Baritone - i agree with you we are going to be not far off the bottom sides soon given the games we have coming up and with no win in 10 and four tough games coming up it is doom an gloom. What looked so promising early in the season has now folded drastically. Ok we have injuries and apparently one of the biggest squads in this league but im afraid to say the ones that are in the squad that are not in the usual first team squad when chosen are simply not good enough. You need quality not quantity and for us to continue playing one striker who has no physical presence, cant hold the ball up, has no pace means the ball is continuosly going straight to the opposition puts us under constant pressure. I hope MC realises and i dont know how many games he needs to watch to realise but he has to change the front line tomorrow nigh or add an additional striker up front as Smith will get absolutely bossed all night as he did saturday and all the other games he has played in. Knowing cooper though he will go 4-5-1 and try to hold Wolves out which we havent been able to do all season.
Baritone - i agree with you we are going to be not far off the bottom sides soon given the games we have coming up and with no win in 10 and four tough games coming up it is doom an gloom. What looked so promising early in the season has now folded drastically. Ok we have injuries and apparently one of the biggest squads in this league but im afraid to say the ones that are in the squad that are not in the usual first team squad when chosen are simply not good enough. You need quality not quantity and for us to continue playing one striker who has no physical presence, cant hold the ball up, has no pace means the ball is continuosly going straight to the opposition puts us under constant pressure. I hope MC realises and i dont know how many games he needs to watch to realise but he has to change the front line tomorrow nigh or add an additional striker up front as Smith will get absolutely bossed all night as he did saturday and all the other games he has played in. Knowing cooper though he will go 4-5-1 and try to hold Wolves out which we havent been able to do all season. LeGod
  • Score: 3

1:24pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Oi Den! says...

Stilloyal wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Loyal, that's what we all want. But how exactly do you do it with our group of players? What about the 16 teams below us? Have they all got out of depth managers because they haven't found a winning system/formation? Or do we have some divine right to that formula?
Might be16 below us at present but it wont end that way.

Our players are too inexperienced to take in a new system every week. I accept that Cooper isn't the only poor manager in our division, my point is that he should be somewhere other than Swindon .
Loyal, my point wasn't really about poor managers. It was about the ability of the squads they manage. A manager can only do so much. I don't think there's any doubt that the 7 teams above us in the table are better than us, partly because their managers have more resources to work with than ours. That's why I don't see Cooper as a failure. I think you're right about our finish to the season but it always seemed likely that we'd struggle anyway. If we stay in the division we'll have done OK; anything above mid-table will be a good result. It could have been very different if Power and McCrory had been a bit less interested in the old pals' act and a bit more interested in building a team of our own. 2 or 3 signings who know what this division is about could have given us a real shot at winning promotion properly - never mind the p0xy play-offs.
[quote][p][bold]Stilloyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Loyal, that's what we all want. But how exactly do you do it with our group of players? What about the 16 teams below us? Have they all got out of depth managers because they haven't found a winning system/formation? Or do we have some divine right to that formula?[/p][/quote]Might be16 below us at present but it wont end that way. Our players are too inexperienced to take in a new system every week. I accept that Cooper isn't the only poor manager in our division, my point is that he should be somewhere other than Swindon .[/p][/quote]Loyal, my point wasn't really about poor managers. It was about the ability of the squads they manage. A manager can only do so much. I don't think there's any doubt that the 7 teams above us in the table are better than us, partly because their managers have more resources to work with than ours. That's why I don't see Cooper as a failure. I think you're right about our finish to the season but it always seemed likely that we'd struggle anyway. If we stay in the division we'll have done OK; anything above mid-table will be a good result. It could have been very different if Power and McCrory had been a bit less interested in the old pals' act and a bit more interested in building a team of our own. 2 or 3 signings who know what this division is about could have given us a real shot at winning promotion properly - never mind the p0xy play-offs. Oi Den!
  • Score: -1

1:29pm Mon 10 Mar 14

London Red says...

Stilloyal wrote:
Oi Den! wrote: Loyal, that's what we all want. But how exactly do you do it with our group of players? What about the 16 teams below us? Have they all got out of depth managers because they haven't found a winning system/formation? Or do we have some divine right to that formula?
Might be16 below us at present but it wont end that way. Our players are too inexperienced to take in a new system every week. I accept that Cooper isn't the only poor manager in our division, my point is that he should be somewhere other than Swindon .
I agree with Loyal - too many changes - and lots uncessary!
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I posted the other week there was an article on Spurs and they said Sherwood had lost his intital impact as he was chopping and changing the formation too often and players were looking confused
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They are a multi million pound squad of expereicned pros!
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We should be settling on the formation and system we want to play and then make other teams worry about us - not worrying about them
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Choose 433/451/4231 or 442 and stick to it!
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Choose narrow or width and stick to it!
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Choose who you want in a certain position and stick with it!
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OK the last might have to change a bit depending on injuries - but moving Byrne around to play LB, RB, RW and LW is not going to help him
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Luongo and Kasim have also struggled being shifted about in midfield - are they defensive or attacking?
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I think we would have been and would be better off if we simply say right - this is the system and formation - who do we have to play in it!
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Also now POS are over and relegation is not going to happen (Stevenage and below have not picked up 1 point a game all season why will they suddenly pick up 11 in 11? Thats assuming we pick up none too which will not happen - so they need at least 16 or 17 from 11 - not going to happen!) - so lets look at next season and start playing who will be here in a system we want to go with
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Foderingham
N.Thompson Troy Branco Byrne
L.Thompson Kasim
Tijane Luongo Storey
Smith
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Lets see what these boys can do and see where we need strengthening!
[quote][p][bold]Stilloyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Loyal, that's what we all want. But how exactly do you do it with our group of players? What about the 16 teams below us? Have they all got out of depth managers because they haven't found a winning system/formation? Or do we have some divine right to that formula?[/p][/quote]Might be16 below us at present but it wont end that way. Our players are too inexperienced to take in a new system every week. I accept that Cooper isn't the only poor manager in our division, my point is that he should be somewhere other than Swindon .[/p][/quote]I agree with Loyal - too many changes - and lots uncessary! . I posted the other week there was an article on Spurs and they said Sherwood had lost his intital impact as he was chopping and changing the formation too often and players were looking confused . They are a multi million pound squad of expereicned pros! . We should be settling on the formation and system we want to play and then make other teams worry about us - not worrying about them . Choose 433/451/4231 or 442 and stick to it! . Choose narrow or width and stick to it! . Choose who you want in a certain position and stick with it! . OK the last might have to change a bit depending on injuries - but moving Byrne around to play LB, RB, RW and LW is not going to help him . Luongo and Kasim have also struggled being shifted about in midfield - are they defensive or attacking? . I think we would have been and would be better off if we simply say right - this is the system and formation - who do we have to play in it! . Also now POS are over and relegation is not going to happen (Stevenage and below have not picked up 1 point a game all season why will they suddenly pick up 11 in 11? Thats assuming we pick up none too which will not happen - so they need at least 16 or 17 from 11 - not going to happen!) - so lets look at next season and start playing who will be here in a system we want to go with . Foderingham N.Thompson Troy Branco Byrne L.Thompson Kasim Tijane Luongo Storey Smith . Lets see what these boys can do and see where we need strengthening! London Red
  • Score: 2

1:33pm Mon 10 Mar 14

London Red says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Stilloyal wrote:
Oi Den! wrote: Loyal, that's what we all want. But how exactly do you do it with our group of players? What about the 16 teams below us? Have they all got out of depth managers because they haven't found a winning system/formation? Or do we have some divine right to that formula?
Might be16 below us at present but it wont end that way. Our players are too inexperienced to take in a new system every week. I accept that Cooper isn't the only poor manager in our division, my point is that he should be somewhere other than Swindon .
Loyal, my point wasn't really about poor managers. It was about the ability of the squads they manage. A manager can only do so much. I don't think there's any doubt that the 7 teams above us in the table are better than us, partly because their managers have more resources to work with than ours. That's why I don't see Cooper as a failure. I think you're right about our finish to the season but it always seemed likely that we'd struggle anyway. If we stay in the division we'll have done OK; anything above mid-table will be a good result. It could have been very different if Power and McCrory had been a bit less interested in the old pals' act and a bit more interested in building a team of our own. 2 or 3 signings who know what this division is about could have given us a real shot at winning promotion properly - never mind the p0xy play-offs.
Den - don't think Power had full control in the summer - thus a fair few changes have occurred since he siezed control!
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Think this summer will be totally different!
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He asked for more than 5 minutes - lets give him that and judge once he has got shot of the legacy issues of both PdC and Jed and see what he does
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If we get more of the quality of Luongo, Kasim, Byrne, Belford and Ranger in our club I will be very happy!
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stilloyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Loyal, that's what we all want. But how exactly do you do it with our group of players? What about the 16 teams below us? Have they all got out of depth managers because they haven't found a winning system/formation? Or do we have some divine right to that formula?[/p][/quote]Might be16 below us at present but it wont end that way. Our players are too inexperienced to take in a new system every week. I accept that Cooper isn't the only poor manager in our division, my point is that he should be somewhere other than Swindon .[/p][/quote]Loyal, my point wasn't really about poor managers. It was about the ability of the squads they manage. A manager can only do so much. I don't think there's any doubt that the 7 teams above us in the table are better than us, partly because their managers have more resources to work with than ours. That's why I don't see Cooper as a failure. I think you're right about our finish to the season but it always seemed likely that we'd struggle anyway. If we stay in the division we'll have done OK; anything above mid-table will be a good result. It could have been very different if Power and McCrory had been a bit less interested in the old pals' act and a bit more interested in building a team of our own. 2 or 3 signings who know what this division is about could have given us a real shot at winning promotion properly - never mind the p0xy play-offs.[/p][/quote]Den - don't think Power had full control in the summer - thus a fair few changes have occurred since he siezed control! . Think this summer will be totally different! . He asked for more than 5 minutes - lets give him that and judge once he has got shot of the legacy issues of both PdC and Jed and see what he does . If we get more of the quality of Luongo, Kasim, Byrne, Belford and Ranger in our club I will be very happy! London Red
  • Score: 5

1:59pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Oxon-Red says...

LeGod wrote:
Baritone - i agree with you we are going to be not far off the bottom sides soon given the games we have coming up and with no win in 10 and four tough games coming up it is doom an gloom. What looked so promising early in the season has now folded drastically. Ok we have injuries and apparently one of the biggest squads in this league but im afraid to say the ones that are in the squad that are not in the usual first team squad when chosen are simply not good enough. You need quality not quantity and for us to continue playing one striker who has no physical presence, cant hold the ball up, has no pace means the ball is continuosly going straight to the opposition puts us under constant pressure. I hope MC realises and i dont know how many games he needs to watch to realise but he has to change the front line tomorrow nigh or add an additional striker up front as Smith will get absolutely bossed all night as he did saturday and all the other games he has played in. Knowing cooper though he will go 4-5-1 and try to hold Wolves out which we havent been able to do all season.
Have we really seen enough of many of our fringe players, Tijane for example, to judge properly ?

The other Smith looked an excellent prospect before getting injured at QPR and Barthram is being kept out by three good full backs.

Do you include Storey in the "not good enough" bracket ?

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: Baritone - i agree with you we are going to be not far off the bottom sides soon given the games we have coming up and with no win in 10 and four tough games coming up it is doom an gloom. What looked so promising early in the season has now folded drastically. Ok we have injuries and apparently one of the biggest squads in this league but im afraid to say the ones that are in the squad that are not in the usual first team squad when chosen are simply not good enough. You need quality not quantity and for us to continue playing one striker who has no physical presence, cant hold the ball up, has no pace means the ball is continuosly going straight to the opposition puts us under constant pressure. I hope MC realises and i dont know how many games he needs to watch to realise but he has to change the front line tomorrow nigh or add an additional striker up front as Smith will get absolutely bossed all night as he did saturday and all the other games he has played in. Knowing cooper though he will go 4-5-1 and try to hold Wolves out which we havent been able to do all season.[/p][/quote]Have we really seen enough of many of our fringe players, Tijane for example, to judge properly ? The other Smith looked an excellent prospect before getting injured at QPR and Barthram is being kept out by three good full backs. Do you include Storey in the "not good enough" bracket ? COYMR Oxon-Red
  • Score: 0

2:01pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Oxon-Red says...

LeGod wrote:
Baritone - i agree with you we are going to be not far off the bottom sides soon given the games we have coming up and with no win in 10 and four tough games coming up it is doom an gloom. What looked so promising early in the season has now folded drastically. Ok we have injuries and apparently one of the biggest squads in this league but im afraid to say the ones that are in the squad that are not in the usual first team squad when chosen are simply not good enough. You need quality not quantity and for us to continue playing one striker who has no physical presence, cant hold the ball up, has no pace means the ball is continuosly going straight to the opposition puts us under constant pressure. I hope MC realises and i dont know how many games he needs to watch to realise but he has to change the front line tomorrow nigh or add an additional striker up front as Smith will get absolutely bossed all night as he did saturday and all the other games he has played in. Knowing cooper though he will go 4-5-1 and try to hold Wolves out which we havent been able to do all season.
Have we really seen enough of many of our fringe players, Tijane for example, to judge properly ?

The other Smith looked an excellent prospect before getting injured at QPR and Barthram is being kept out by three good full backs.

Do you include Storey in the "not good enough" bracket ?

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: Baritone - i agree with you we are going to be not far off the bottom sides soon given the games we have coming up and with no win in 10 and four tough games coming up it is doom an gloom. What looked so promising early in the season has now folded drastically. Ok we have injuries and apparently one of the biggest squads in this league but im afraid to say the ones that are in the squad that are not in the usual first team squad when chosen are simply not good enough. You need quality not quantity and for us to continue playing one striker who has no physical presence, cant hold the ball up, has no pace means the ball is continuosly going straight to the opposition puts us under constant pressure. I hope MC realises and i dont know how many games he needs to watch to realise but he has to change the front line tomorrow nigh or add an additional striker up front as Smith will get absolutely bossed all night as he did saturday and all the other games he has played in. Knowing cooper though he will go 4-5-1 and try to hold Wolves out which we havent been able to do all season.[/p][/quote]Have we really seen enough of many of our fringe players, Tijane for example, to judge properly ? The other Smith looked an excellent prospect before getting injured at QPR and Barthram is being kept out by three good full backs. Do you include Storey in the "not good enough" bracket ? COYMR Oxon-Red
  • Score: 0

2:08pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Oi Den! says...

Sticking to a plan sounds great in principle. But Cooper would then get slaughtered for having no plan B. He's tried to find a successful system, with varying results. You'll never get the right formula without the right mix of players.
Sticking to a plan sounds great in principle. But Cooper would then get slaughtered for having no plan B. He's tried to find a successful system, with varying results. You'll never get the right formula without the right mix of players. Oi Den!
  • Score: 1

2:19pm Mon 10 Mar 14

LeGod says...

you can take any team with good quality players but if those players are not being used in the best way for the team during games it can have the wrong impact on the team and the way of playing.

When i was with a very good conference side we were constantly pushing for a place in the football league, we had a small squad and had a very good record in the FA cup knocking a number of top sides such as West Brom and Coventry when they were a top flight team.
We had the same manager for about four seasons and had consistently good runs in the cup and league.
The manager decided to call it a day and brought in an ex-professional player as manager who also played for England when he played.
We had the same squad of players apart from one or two but the new manager totally changed the way we played and our first start of the season under him was a nightmare as the first 15 games we had something like 6 points. The club sacked him and brought our old manager back who got us back to playing how we were previously and we went on something like a 22 unbeaten run.
The manager who got sacked was trying to make players do things and play in positions they werent capable of which is why we were so dire the first 15 games of the season. When our previous manager came back we knew everyones strengths and weaknesses and knew how successful we had been over his time in charge and got us playing how he knew we should be.
What im trying to say is MC is not using this team to its strenghts you can have all the excuses of players being injured but its a squad game and NO oxon red - i dont mean Storey isnt good enough as i said in my earlier post he should be brought back into the squad tomorrow he is a good impact player. We cant keep playing with one up front and no width and pace. Our game is too pedestrian at the moment its ok if you can have wide players with pace and slipping balls in behind the full back or centre backs and cooper needs to change his way of thinking for Wolves and not the same old tactics.
you can take any team with good quality players but if those players are not being used in the best way for the team during games it can have the wrong impact on the team and the way of playing. When i was with a very good conference side we were constantly pushing for a place in the football league, we had a small squad and had a very good record in the FA cup knocking a number of top sides such as West Brom and Coventry when they were a top flight team. We had the same manager for about four seasons and had consistently good runs in the cup and league. The manager decided to call it a day and brought in an ex-professional player as manager who also played for England when he played. We had the same squad of players apart from one or two but the new manager totally changed the way we played and our first start of the season under him was a nightmare as the first 15 games we had something like 6 points. The club sacked him and brought our old manager back who got us back to playing how we were previously and we went on something like a 22 unbeaten run. The manager who got sacked was trying to make players do things and play in positions they werent capable of which is why we were so dire the first 15 games of the season. When our previous manager came back we knew everyones strengths and weaknesses and knew how successful we had been over his time in charge and got us playing how he knew we should be. What im trying to say is MC is not using this team to its strenghts you can have all the excuses of players being injured but its a squad game and NO oxon red - i dont mean Storey isnt good enough as i said in my earlier post he should be brought back into the squad tomorrow he is a good impact player. We cant keep playing with one up front and no width and pace. Our game is too pedestrian at the moment its ok if you can have wide players with pace and slipping balls in behind the full back or centre backs and cooper needs to change his way of thinking for Wolves and not the same old tactics. LeGod
  • Score: 8

2:20pm Mon 10 Mar 14

MidlandRobin says...

This picture of Cooper instantly before reading the article makes my heart sink, to me he looks like a washed up salesman who cant see candy to a toddler.

I have no more faith in this man, any time I hear his voice on the radio after a game, its dreary and boring, and he just sounds clueless. I don't think I can continue to watch my team play as long as he is in charge. I don't want to pay my hard earned money for me and my son to go and watch that rubbish. Call me a doom n gloom merchant but I'm tired of travelling all those miles from Birmingham to support his team. I struggle to see where the next 3 points are going to come from in all fairness!! God knows what'll happen next season!

Plus, how can the players be bloody tired?! they're supposed to be young and energetic and ready to play ever game that comes their way! All bar Kasim should be fit and fiery!

I will always support Swindon, but it's very difficult with this regime in charge.
This picture of Cooper instantly before reading the article makes my heart sink, to me he looks like a washed up salesman who cant see candy to a toddler. I have no more faith in this man, any time I hear his voice on the radio after a game, its dreary and boring, and he just sounds clueless. I don't think I can continue to watch my team play as long as he is in charge. I don't want to pay my hard earned money for me and my son to go and watch that rubbish. Call me a doom n gloom merchant but I'm tired of travelling all those miles from Birmingham to support his team. I struggle to see where the next 3 points are going to come from in all fairness!! God knows what'll happen next season! Plus, how can the players be bloody tired?! they're supposed to be young and energetic and ready to play ever game that comes their way! All bar Kasim should be fit and fiery! I will always support Swindon, but it's very difficult with this regime in charge. MidlandRobin
  • Score: 1

2:32pm Mon 10 Mar 14

MidlandRobin says...

Just an aside... "Where's Wilma?!" surely he can't still be injured, with Ranger out, and this talk of Benson coming back, why not Wilma? HE'S NEVER MENTIONED. LOL
Just an aside... "Where's Wilma?!" surely he can't still be injured, with Ranger out, and this talk of Benson coming back, why not Wilma? HE'S NEVER MENTIONED. LOL MidlandRobin
  • Score: -2

2:36pm Mon 10 Mar 14

HB1908 says...

If you’re a stat geek like me you might enjoy the below. Quite worrying to see how our form on nearly every front has statically declined. Most comparisons have been made between the opening ¼ of the season to the next 2 quarters we’ve played.

Whilst a stat can only ever tell one side of a story, it really does go a long way to quantifying just what a good job Mark Cooper isn’t doing and how our “style” and “way of playing” doesn’t seem to be helping us improve.

** All stats are based on league games only **

Scoring Goals - Average Goals per Game
First 12 games = 1.83
Last 12 games = 1.30
A decline of 0.53

Conceding Goals - Average Goals per Game
First 12 games = 1.08
Last 12 games = 1.52
An increase of 0.44

Clean Sheets
First 12 games = 5 clean sheets (41% of games)
Last 23 games = 2 clean sheets (9% of games)
A decline of 32%

Failed to score
First 12 games = 2 games (17% of games)
Last 23 games = 7 games (31% of games)
An increase of 14%

Games Won
First 12 games = 6 (50%)
Last 23 games = 8 (35%)
42% of our wins came in the first 12 games

Points Obtained
First 12 games = 20 out of 36 (obtained 55% of points available) 1.66 points per game
Last 23 games = 29 out of 69 (obtained 42% of point’s available) 1.26 points per game
A decline of 0.40 points per game

Home Games
First 9 games = 19 points (W 6 D 1 L 2 F 21 A 12)
Last 8 games = 14 points (W 4 D 2 L 2 F 12 A 8)
Even if win next home game, still 2 points down.
Have scored 9 goals less
Although have conceded 4 less goals

Away Games
First 9 games = 8 points (W 2 D 2 L 5 F 11 A 12)
Last 9 games = 6 points (W 1 D 3 L 5 F 8 A 15)
Although poor throughout, still 2 points down in last 9 games
Have scored 3 goals less
Have conceded 3 more goals
If you’re a stat geek like me you might enjoy the below. Quite worrying to see how our form on nearly every front has statically declined. Most comparisons have been made between the opening ¼ of the season to the next 2 quarters we’ve played. Whilst a stat can only ever tell one side of a story, it really does go a long way to quantifying just what a good job Mark Cooper isn’t doing and how our “style” and “way of playing” doesn’t seem to be helping us improve. ** All stats are based on league games only ** Scoring Goals - Average Goals per Game First 12 games = 1.83 Last 12 games = 1.30 A decline of 0.53 Conceding Goals - Average Goals per Game First 12 games = 1.08 Last 12 games = 1.52 An increase of 0.44 Clean Sheets First 12 games = 5 clean sheets (41% of games) Last 23 games = 2 clean sheets (9% of games) A decline of 32% Failed to score First 12 games = 2 games (17% of games) Last 23 games = 7 games (31% of games) An increase of 14% Games Won First 12 games = 6 (50%) Last 23 games = 8 (35%) 42% of our wins came in the first 12 games Points Obtained First 12 games = 20 out of 36 (obtained 55% of points available) 1.66 points per game Last 23 games = 29 out of 69 (obtained 42% of point’s available) 1.26 points per game A decline of 0.40 points per game Home Games First 9 games = 19 points (W 6 D 1 L 2 F 21 A 12) Last 8 games = 14 points (W 4 D 2 L 2 F 12 A 8) Even if win next home game, still 2 points down. Have scored 9 goals less Although have conceded 4 less goals Away Games First 9 games = 8 points (W 2 D 2 L 5 F 11 A 12) Last 9 games = 6 points (W 1 D 3 L 5 F 8 A 15) Although poor throughout, still 2 points down in last 9 games Have scored 3 goals less Have conceded 3 more goals HB1908
  • Score: 4

2:39pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Is that you Lovesey says...

Oh and by the way, forgot to say that apart from a couple of dodgy kick outs Belford had a good game, with a couple of very good saves, could be that the lad is growing in confidence...
Oh and by the way, forgot to say that apart from a couple of dodgy kick outs Belford had a good game, with a couple of very good saves, could be that the lad is growing in confidence... Is that you Lovesey
  • Score: 7

2:42pm Mon 10 Mar 14

The Jockster says...

MITTED wrote:
We are desperately missing Ranger, he is the fulcrum of the team with his hold up play and it is clear that Smith is rubbish, no matter how many times he energetically chases opposition players back to our corner flag, it isn't good enough. I can't believe we actually paid a six-figure sum for him.
Yes agreed Smith isn't great and he's even managing to make my dear old Wilma look like Lionel Messi - almost sends shivers down my spine :)
[quote][p][bold]MITTED[/bold] wrote: We are desperately missing Ranger, he is the fulcrum of the team with his hold up play and it is clear that Smith is rubbish, no matter how many times he energetically chases opposition players back to our corner flag, it isn't good enough. I can't believe we actually paid a six-figure sum for him.[/p][/quote]Yes agreed Smith isn't great and he's even managing to make my dear old Wilma look like Lionel Messi - almost sends shivers down my spine :) The Jockster
  • Score: 1

2:56pm Mon 10 Mar 14

smirg kcab says...

STOP M0ANING
We are a young side and a work in progress. FFs he hasn't said it this week so I will.
The kids can turn up tomorrow have a walk around then they can have 3 days off.
Luvveellllyyyyy jubbelly.
The only downside is we will listen to the post match comments, blaming the ref or ranger for another inept tactical farce
STOP M0ANING We are a young side and a work in progress. FFs he hasn't said it this week so I will. The kids can turn up tomorrow have a walk around then they can have 3 days off. Luvveellllyyyyy jubbelly. The only downside is we will listen to the post match comments, blaming the ref or ranger for another inept tactical farce smirg kcab
  • Score: 5

3:01pm Mon 10 Mar 14

MITTED says...

MidlandRobin wrote:
Just an aside... "Where's Wilma?!" surely he can't still be injured, with Ranger out, and this talk of Benson coming back, why not Wilma? HE'S NEVER MENTIONED. LOL
Williams is out for the season with serious knee injury.
[quote][p][bold]MidlandRobin[/bold] wrote: Just an aside... "Where's Wilma?!" surely he can't still be injured, with Ranger out, and this talk of Benson coming back, why not Wilma? HE'S NEVER MENTIONED. LOL[/p][/quote]Williams is out for the season with serious knee injury. MITTED
  • Score: 1

3:11pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Oxon-Red says...

LeGod wrote:
you can take any team with good quality players but if those players are not being used in the best way for the team during games it can have the wrong impact on the team and the way of playing. When i was with a very good conference side we were constantly pushing for a place in the football league, we had a small squad and had a very good record in the FA cup knocking a number of top sides such as West Brom and Coventry when they were a top flight team. We had the same manager for about four seasons and had consistently good runs in the cup and league. The manager decided to call it a day and brought in an ex-professional player as manager who also played for England when he played. We had the same squad of players apart from one or two but the new manager totally changed the way we played and our first start of the season under him was a nightmare as the first 15 games we had something like 6 points. The club sacked him and brought our old manager back who got us back to playing how we were previously and we went on something like a 22 unbeaten run. The manager who got sacked was trying to make players do things and play in positions they werent capable of which is why we were so dire the first 15 games of the season. When our previous manager came back we knew everyones strengths and weaknesses and knew how successful we had been over his time in charge and got us playing how he knew we should be. What im trying to say is MC is not using this team to its strenghts you can have all the excuses of players being injured but its a squad game and NO oxon red - i dont mean Storey isnt good enough as i said in my earlier post he should be brought back into the squad tomorrow he is a good impact player. We cant keep playing with one up front and no width and pace. Our game is too pedestrian at the moment its ok if you can have wide players with pace and slipping balls in behind the full back or centre backs and cooper needs to change his way of thinking for Wolves and not the same old tactics.
I think you have backed up what I posted earlier. Maybe Mark isn't the correct man for the job but what we do need is stability throughout the club. Constantly changing the manager does not help.

If Mark were to go no doubt we will have Harley and Co posting "Manager Out" if we have a poor run.

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: you can take any team with good quality players but if those players are not being used in the best way for the team during games it can have the wrong impact on the team and the way of playing. When i was with a very good conference side we were constantly pushing for a place in the football league, we had a small squad and had a very good record in the FA cup knocking a number of top sides such as West Brom and Coventry when they were a top flight team. We had the same manager for about four seasons and had consistently good runs in the cup and league. The manager decided to call it a day and brought in an ex-professional player as manager who also played for England when he played. We had the same squad of players apart from one or two but the new manager totally changed the way we played and our first start of the season under him was a nightmare as the first 15 games we had something like 6 points. The club sacked him and brought our old manager back who got us back to playing how we were previously and we went on something like a 22 unbeaten run. The manager who got sacked was trying to make players do things and play in positions they werent capable of which is why we were so dire the first 15 games of the season. When our previous manager came back we knew everyones strengths and weaknesses and knew how successful we had been over his time in charge and got us playing how he knew we should be. What im trying to say is MC is not using this team to its strenghts you can have all the excuses of players being injured but its a squad game and NO oxon red - i dont mean Storey isnt good enough as i said in my earlier post he should be brought back into the squad tomorrow he is a good impact player. We cant keep playing with one up front and no width and pace. Our game is too pedestrian at the moment its ok if you can have wide players with pace and slipping balls in behind the full back or centre backs and cooper needs to change his way of thinking for Wolves and not the same old tactics.[/p][/quote]I think you have backed up what I posted earlier. Maybe Mark isn't the correct man for the job but what we do need is stability throughout the club. Constantly changing the manager does not help. If Mark were to go no doubt we will have Harley and Co posting "Manager Out" if we have a poor run. COYMR Oxon-Red
  • Score: 2

3:12pm Mon 10 Mar 14

smirg kcab says...

The Jockster wrote:
MITTED wrote:
We are desperately missing Ranger, he is the fulcrum of the team with his hold up play and it is clear that Smith is rubbish, no matter how many times he energetically chases opposition players back to our corner flag, it isn't good enough. I can't believe we actually paid a six-figure sum for him.
Yes agreed Smith isn't great and he's even managing to make my dear old Wilma look like Lionel Messi - almost sends shivers down my spine :)
And pericard look like ronaldo.
It's a thumbs up for me jockster
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MITTED[/bold] wrote: We are desperately missing Ranger, he is the fulcrum of the team with his hold up play and it is clear that Smith is rubbish, no matter how many times he energetically chases opposition players back to our corner flag, it isn't good enough. I can't believe we actually paid a six-figure sum for him.[/p][/quote]Yes agreed Smith isn't great and he's even managing to make my dear old Wilma look like Lionel Messi - almost sends shivers down my spine :)[/p][/quote]And pericard look like ronaldo. It's a thumbs up for me jockster smirg kcab
  • Score: 0

3:13pm Mon 10 Mar 14

MITTED says...

Oxon-Red wrote:
Stilloyal wrote:
the wizard wrote:
Stilloyal wrote:
the wizard wrote: HELLO SWINDON ADVERTISER Is there anybody there ?? You ran an article which stated Cooper and Power were to meet up with Ranger and his reps over the weekend. Fair enough. Is there any chance that you could seek out what happened and what the conclusion is please, as the money paying public would like to know. If Nile is here next season there is a chance some may change their minds and take up the S/T offer. If he isn't the stands will have some spaces which aren't there now.
As stated talks wilI continue Ranger is in court in Hereford tomorrow on drink driving charge. That's 6 points that will put us into the play offs :-)
Hmmmmm, ever since we lost Cox, Paynter along with Austin we have struggled at the front. Last seasons dynamic duo were a big disappointment. We have all said it but if ever there was a time for another Mayes/Rowland partnership then now is that time. We need to guys to work together, one to knock the ball down towards the feet of the other. Ranger is prepared to do that, so we should be building in that direction, but not with loan players, our own players, and this is an opportunity for Storey to step up. He is our player, we should play him as we pay him. Power really does need to shake things up to keep the masses on side. Some hard training to raise fitness and morale would be a decent start. I wonder if the players eat at CG with Cooper like they did with PDC, to ensure they are on the correct daily diet.
Agreed Wiz, not fit and too many days off, idle hands and all that
Said before, it is not a lack of fitness it is stamina which builds with age. It's true of most young players of most sports. Heard posters refering to "bulking up" on numerous occassions. Well IMO that backs up my statement.

As for STFC I want them to do well, they are my team and it is only natural. However I am getting weary of this constant call for change. The turmoil of the last 4-5 years has to be replaced with stability. If you keep changing things you never end with the finished article.

I think this season has been the first step towards stability within the club, particularly financially. It hasn't been as bad as many would think, some decent results, a decent run in the JPT and when was the last time a really top club played at the CG.

Those ST holders picking there matches next season, their choice but I hope they rue their decision and end up picking more and more matches as the season progresses.

Those knocking Smith, I thought he had a decent game on Saturday and liken him to Benson who also works hard, doesn't have the greatest touch but turns up to tap the ball into the net (4 goals in 10ish appearances). The difference is age, Benson 95 and Smith 21.

The squad will shortly have a summer to Bulk up.

COYMR
Sorry, but Smith was rubbish on Saturday. The ball didn't stick, which is what is needed for the style we play, he was constantly caught out on the wing looking to cross to a striker which was supposed to be him! All grunt and no intelligence let alone zilch technical ability.
[quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stilloyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stilloyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: HELLO SWINDON ADVERTISER Is there anybody there ?? You ran an article which stated Cooper and Power were to meet up with Ranger and his reps over the weekend. Fair enough. Is there any chance that you could seek out what happened and what the conclusion is please, as the money paying public would like to know. If Nile is here next season there is a chance some may change their minds and take up the S/T offer. If he isn't the stands will have some spaces which aren't there now.[/p][/quote]As stated talks wilI continue Ranger is in court in Hereford tomorrow on drink driving charge. That's 6 points that will put us into the play offs :-)[/p][/quote]Hmmmmm, ever since we lost Cox, Paynter along with Austin we have struggled at the front. Last seasons dynamic duo were a big disappointment. We have all said it but if ever there was a time for another Mayes/Rowland partnership then now is that time. We need to guys to work together, one to knock the ball down towards the feet of the other. Ranger is prepared to do that, so we should be building in that direction, but not with loan players, our own players, and this is an opportunity for Storey to step up. He is our player, we should play him as we pay him. Power really does need to shake things up to keep the masses on side. Some hard training to raise fitness and morale would be a decent start. I wonder if the players eat at CG with Cooper like they did with PDC, to ensure they are on the correct daily diet.[/p][/quote]Agreed Wiz, not fit and too many days off, idle hands and all that[/p][/quote]Said before, it is not a lack of fitness it is stamina which builds with age. It's true of most young players of most sports. Heard posters refering to "bulking up" on numerous occassions. Well IMO that backs up my statement. As for STFC I want them to do well, they are my team and it is only natural. However I am getting weary of this constant call for change. The turmoil of the last 4-5 years has to be replaced with stability. If you keep changing things you never end with the finished article. I think this season has been the first step towards stability within the club, particularly financially. It hasn't been as bad as many would think, some decent results, a decent run in the JPT and when was the last time a really top club played at the CG. Those ST holders picking there matches next season, their choice but I hope they rue their decision and end up picking more and more matches as the season progresses. Those knocking Smith, I thought he had a decent game on Saturday and liken him to Benson who also works hard, doesn't have the greatest touch but turns up to tap the ball into the net (4 goals in 10ish appearances). The difference is age, Benson 95 and Smith 21. The squad will shortly have a summer to Bulk up. COYMR[/p][/quote]Sorry, but Smith was rubbish on Saturday. The ball didn't stick, which is what is needed for the style we play, he was constantly caught out on the wing looking to cross to a striker which was supposed to be him! All grunt and no intelligence let alone zilch technical ability. MITTED
  • Score: 0

3:23pm Mon 10 Mar 14

the wizard says...

Oxon-Red wrote:
Stilloyal wrote:
the wizard wrote:
Stilloyal wrote:
the wizard wrote: HELLO SWINDON ADVERTISER Is there anybody there ?? You ran an article which stated Cooper and Power were to meet up with Ranger and his reps over the weekend. Fair enough. Is there any chance that you could seek out what happened and what the conclusion is please, as the money paying public would like to know. If Nile is here next season there is a chance some may change their minds and take up the S/T offer. If he isn't the stands will have some spaces which aren't there now.
As stated talks wilI continue Ranger is in court in Hereford tomorrow on drink driving charge. That's 6 points that will put us into the play offs :-)
Hmmmmm, ever since we lost Cox, Paynter along with Austin we have struggled at the front. Last seasons dynamic duo were a big disappointment. We have all said it but if ever there was a time for another Mayes/Rowland partnership then now is that time. We need to guys to work together, one to knock the ball down towards the feet of the other. Ranger is prepared to do that, so we should be building in that direction, but not with loan players, our own players, and this is an opportunity for Storey to step up. He is our player, we should play him as we pay him. Power really does need to shake things up to keep the masses on side. Some hard training to raise fitness and morale would be a decent start. I wonder if the players eat at CG with Cooper like they did with PDC, to ensure they are on the correct daily diet.
Agreed Wiz, not fit and too many days off, idle hands and all that
Said before, it is not a lack of fitness it is stamina which builds with age. It's true of most young players of most sports. Heard posters refering to "bulking up" on numerous occassions. Well IMO that backs up my statement.

As for STFC I want them to do well, they are my team and it is only natural. However I am getting weary of this constant call for change. The turmoil of the last 4-5 years has to be replaced with stability. If you keep changing things you never end with the finished article.

I think this season has been the first step towards stability within the club, particularly financially. It hasn't been as bad as many would think, some decent results, a decent run in the JPT and when was the last time a really top club played at the CG.

Those ST holders picking there matches next season, their choice but I hope they rue their decision and end up picking more and more matches as the season progresses.

Those knocking Smith, I thought he had a decent game on Saturday and liken him to Benson who also works hard, doesn't have the greatest touch but turns up to tap the ball into the net (4 goals in 10ish appearances). The difference is age, Benson 95 and Smith 21.

The squad will shortly have a summer to Bulk up.

COYMR
I agree with most of that and to a point we all want the same thing, for the team and the club to be successful, of that I think there is no doubt.

Other clubs seem to get players going well at an early age and play them on a regular basis. Why haven't we been doing that with Storey.. Stop the excuses and play the players.

Cooper is worried about the lack of vocal support, but we've seen little of late to inspire us into song. You give us a team that is busting a gut to provide a performance and we'll give it some support, give us something that is positive to sing about.
[quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stilloyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stilloyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: HELLO SWINDON ADVERTISER Is there anybody there ?? You ran an article which stated Cooper and Power were to meet up with Ranger and his reps over the weekend. Fair enough. Is there any chance that you could seek out what happened and what the conclusion is please, as the money paying public would like to know. If Nile is here next season there is a chance some may change their minds and take up the S/T offer. If he isn't the stands will have some spaces which aren't there now.[/p][/quote]As stated talks wilI continue Ranger is in court in Hereford tomorrow on drink driving charge. That's 6 points that will put us into the play offs :-)[/p][/quote]Hmmmmm, ever since we lost Cox, Paynter along with Austin we have struggled at the front. Last seasons dynamic duo were a big disappointment. We have all said it but if ever there was a time for another Mayes/Rowland partnership then now is that time. We need to guys to work together, one to knock the ball down towards the feet of the other. Ranger is prepared to do that, so we should be building in that direction, but not with loan players, our own players, and this is an opportunity for Storey to step up. He is our player, we should play him as we pay him. Power really does need to shake things up to keep the masses on side. Some hard training to raise fitness and morale would be a decent start. I wonder if the players eat at CG with Cooper like they did with PDC, to ensure they are on the correct daily diet.[/p][/quote]Agreed Wiz, not fit and too many days off, idle hands and all that[/p][/quote]Said before, it is not a lack of fitness it is stamina which builds with age. It's true of most young players of most sports. Heard posters refering to "bulking up" on numerous occassions. Well IMO that backs up my statement. As for STFC I want them to do well, they are my team and it is only natural. However I am getting weary of this constant call for change. The turmoil of the last 4-5 years has to be replaced with stability. If you keep changing things you never end with the finished article. I think this season has been the first step towards stability within the club, particularly financially. It hasn't been as bad as many would think, some decent results, a decent run in the JPT and when was the last time a really top club played at the CG. Those ST holders picking there matches next season, their choice but I hope they rue their decision and end up picking more and more matches as the season progresses. Those knocking Smith, I thought he had a decent game on Saturday and liken him to Benson who also works hard, doesn't have the greatest touch but turns up to tap the ball into the net (4 goals in 10ish appearances). The difference is age, Benson 95 and Smith 21. The squad will shortly have a summer to Bulk up. COYMR[/p][/quote]I agree with most of that and to a point we all want the same thing, for the team and the club to be successful, of that I think there is no doubt. Other clubs seem to get players going well at an early age and play them on a regular basis. Why haven't we been doing that with Storey.. Stop the excuses and play the players. Cooper is worried about the lack of vocal support, but we've seen little of late to inspire us into song. You give us a team that is busting a gut to provide a performance and we'll give it some support, give us something that is positive to sing about. the wizard
  • Score: 1

3:25pm Mon 10 Mar 14

The Jockster says...

Wiz - it's interesting you mention Barn Door & Charlie - I bet their knockers now will be willing to donate their right arm to have either or both of them back now when you look at our insipid options up front.

On the subject of Cooperman I've posted recently that he's handcuffed blindfolded and trussed up tighter than Houdini submerged in a tank of water and given that analogy he's done as well as can be expected with the tools at his disposal. However unlike Houdini his chances of escaping have been lessened by his poor tactical solutions and at times what I believe to be bloodymindedness. He certainly FA cupped up over his prioritising the JPT over the league and look how that backfired against Colchester, his ridiculous notion of trying Byrne in a wide outside position on the right when everybody knows he's far more effective onthe left and his inability to try and change things around before we go a goal or two down - pray tell me what he thinks Tijane & Dany N'G can do to change a game with 5 minutes to go?

I see no point in sacking him at this stage of the season but I wouldn't be confident of any success next season if he stayed even he was able to bring in the players he wanted because I don't think he's got what it takes and yes his media persona and interview technique is dire and certainly not confidence inspiring which makes me wonder how he can ever gee a team up. In his defence I don't see anyone else who'd be clambering to take over the reins under the same remit.
Got my Wolves ticket today and there was a queue taking advantage of the S/T renewal offer, not huge granted, but they've obviously got more faith than me in LP & MC so fair play. I might have been tempted had I seen any light at the end of the tunnel but I just don't I'm sorry to say.
Wiz - it's interesting you mention Barn Door & Charlie - I bet their knockers now will be willing to donate their right arm to have either or both of them back now when you look at our insipid options up front. On the subject of Cooperman I've posted recently that he's handcuffed blindfolded and trussed up tighter than Houdini submerged in a tank of water and given that analogy he's done as well as can be expected with the tools at his disposal. However unlike Houdini his chances of escaping have been lessened by his poor tactical solutions and at times what I believe to be bloodymindedness. He certainly FA cupped up over his prioritising the JPT over the league and look how that backfired against Colchester, his ridiculous notion of trying Byrne in a wide outside position on the right when everybody knows he's far more effective onthe left and his inability to try and change things around before we go a goal or two down - pray tell me what he thinks Tijane & Dany N'G can do to change a game with 5 minutes to go? I see no point in sacking him at this stage of the season but I wouldn't be confident of any success next season if he stayed even he was able to bring in the players he wanted because I don't think he's got what it takes and yes his media persona and interview technique is dire and certainly not confidence inspiring which makes me wonder how he can ever gee a team up. In his defence I don't see anyone else who'd be clambering to take over the reins under the same remit. Got my Wolves ticket today and there was a queue taking advantage of the S/T renewal offer, not huge granted, but they've obviously got more faith than me in LP & MC so fair play. I might have been tempted had I seen any light at the end of the tunnel but I just don't I'm sorry to say. The Jockster
  • Score: 1

3:34pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Oi Den! says...

Malk, you might not see the light at the end of the tunnel but maybe you've simply seen the light. Cooper or no Cooper, if Power keeps his pig-headed approach to the way we play, it's hard to see anything better than treading water next season. As I was working on the garden in yesterday's glorious weather, I couldn't help wondering whether the 2014/15 season ticket money would be better spent on a year's golf.
Malk, you might not see the light at the end of the tunnel but maybe you've simply seen the light. Cooper or no Cooper, if Power keeps his pig-headed approach to the way we play, it's hard to see anything better than treading water next season. As I was working on the garden in yesterday's glorious weather, I couldn't help wondering whether the 2014/15 season ticket money would be better spent on a year's golf. Oi Den!
  • Score: -1

3:49pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Oxon-Red says...

Please Mark, bring back Miles and play him for the remainder of the season.

If nothing else it will put to bed one way or another the belief that he is the answer. If he isn't up to it then Jockster can find an appropriate nickname for him. Perhaps we can call him Brian for now as he is either the Messiah or a very naughty...

COYMR
Please Mark, bring back Miles and play him for the remainder of the season. If nothing else it will put to bed one way or another the belief that he is the answer. If he isn't up to it then Jockster can find an appropriate nickname for him. Perhaps we can call him Brian for now as he is either the Messiah or a very naughty... COYMR Oxon-Red
  • Score: 0

4:12pm Mon 10 Mar 14

MidlandRobin says...

MITTED wrote:
MidlandRobin wrote:
Just an aside... "Where's Wilma?!" surely he can't still be injured, with Ranger out, and this talk of Benson coming back, why not Wilma? HE'S NEVER MENTIONED. LOL
Williams is out for the season with serious knee injury.
Yeah I know, but surely he'd be more effective than bloody Barker :P
[quote][p][bold]MITTED[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MidlandRobin[/bold] wrote: Just an aside... "Where's Wilma?!" surely he can't still be injured, with Ranger out, and this talk of Benson coming back, why not Wilma? HE'S NEVER MENTIONED. LOL[/p][/quote]Williams is out for the season with serious knee injury.[/p][/quote]Yeah I know, but surely he'd be more effective than bloody Barker :P MidlandRobin
  • Score: 0

4:15pm Mon 10 Mar 14

bearwoodred says...

LeGod wrote:
you can take any team with good quality players but if those players are not being used in the best way for the team during games it can have the wrong impact on the team and the way of playing.

When i was with a very good conference side we were constantly pushing for a place in the football league, we had a small squad and had a very good record in the FA cup knocking a number of top sides such as West Brom and Coventry when they were a top flight team.
We had the same manager for about four seasons and had consistently good runs in the cup and league.
The manager decided to call it a day and brought in an ex-professional player as manager who also played for England when he played.
We had the same squad of players apart from one or two but the new manager totally changed the way we played and our first start of the season under him was a nightmare as the first 15 games we had something like 6 points. The club sacked him and brought our old manager back who got us back to playing how we were previously and we went on something like a 22 unbeaten run.
The manager who got sacked was trying to make players do things and play in positions they werent capable of which is why we were so dire the first 15 games of the season. When our previous manager came back we knew everyones strengths and weaknesses and knew how successful we had been over his time in charge and got us playing how he knew we should be.
What im trying to say is MC is not using this team to its strenghts you can have all the excuses of players being injured but its a squad game and NO oxon red - i dont mean Storey isnt good enough as i said in my earlier post he should be brought back into the squad tomorrow he is a good impact player. We cant keep playing with one up front and no width and pace. Our game is too pedestrian at the moment its ok if you can have wide players with pace and slipping balls in behind the full back or centre backs and cooper needs to change his way of thinking for Wolves and not the same old tactics.
good post LEGod and I like wide players but it is the standard of delivery that needs some work and I felt players liked the experience of the final ball on Saturday. I do think as well that a lot of our squad are good on the ball and getting better with it, but there is a need to move forward quicker at times and that will come in time.

I am also depesterately trying to think who you played for and thinking Sutton Utd or Woking?
[quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: you can take any team with good quality players but if those players are not being used in the best way for the team during games it can have the wrong impact on the team and the way of playing. When i was with a very good conference side we were constantly pushing for a place in the football league, we had a small squad and had a very good record in the FA cup knocking a number of top sides such as West Brom and Coventry when they were a top flight team. We had the same manager for about four seasons and had consistently good runs in the cup and league. The manager decided to call it a day and brought in an ex-professional player as manager who also played for England when he played. We had the same squad of players apart from one or two but the new manager totally changed the way we played and our first start of the season under him was a nightmare as the first 15 games we had something like 6 points. The club sacked him and brought our old manager back who got us back to playing how we were previously and we went on something like a 22 unbeaten run. The manager who got sacked was trying to make players do things and play in positions they werent capable of which is why we were so dire the first 15 games of the season. When our previous manager came back we knew everyones strengths and weaknesses and knew how successful we had been over his time in charge and got us playing how he knew we should be. What im trying to say is MC is not using this team to its strenghts you can have all the excuses of players being injured but its a squad game and NO oxon red - i dont mean Storey isnt good enough as i said in my earlier post he should be brought back into the squad tomorrow he is a good impact player. We cant keep playing with one up front and no width and pace. Our game is too pedestrian at the moment its ok if you can have wide players with pace and slipping balls in behind the full back or centre backs and cooper needs to change his way of thinking for Wolves and not the same old tactics.[/p][/quote]good post LEGod and I like wide players but it is the standard of delivery that needs some work and I felt players liked the experience of the final ball on Saturday. I do think as well that a lot of our squad are good on the ball and getting better with it, but there is a need to move forward quicker at times and that will come in time. I am also depesterately trying to think who you played for and thinking Sutton Utd or Woking? bearwoodred
  • Score: 1

4:36pm Mon 10 Mar 14

bearwoodred says...

going to get shot to pieces here but what the hell!! To all the posters on here today saying that they are not renewing ST's or going anymore because of Cooper or Power, or the bad run or not making the play-offs.

When things are not going as well that is when your support is most needed! It's Swindon we always get things wrong, it's what we do historically, it's why we love our club.

Remember the song sung to Man Utd fans? "Do you come from Manachester"? Sung to people from London/Essex or wherever the people who want to follow a club that wins all the time!

Can you not see the connection here? Only going to see your club when it's winning - then go follow Chelsea or someone.

Your constant posts saying Cooper out are pointless. I did not want PdC anywhere near our club coz he is .. well we all know now. But when he came I got behind him, sang his name and cheered us on because regardless of what he represents is my eyes he was one man out MY club and I want to support my team.

If Cooper goes whenever fine, we move on but he is still one man at our great club. Personally I can see a future with him in charge, but if he isn't then I will still go at every opportunity regardless of how good or bad we are.
going to get shot to pieces here but what the hell!! To all the posters on here today saying that they are not renewing ST's or going anymore because of Cooper or Power, or the bad run or not making the play-offs. When things are not going as well that is when your support is most needed! It's Swindon we always get things wrong, it's what we do historically, it's why we love our club. Remember the song sung to Man Utd fans? "Do you come from Manachester"? Sung to people from London/Essex or wherever the people who want to follow a club that wins all the time! Can you not see the connection here? Only going to see your club when it's winning - then go follow Chelsea or someone. Your constant posts saying Cooper out are pointless. I did not want PdC anywhere near our club coz he is .. well we all know now. But when he came I got behind him, sang his name and cheered us on because regardless of what he represents is my eyes he was one man out MY club and I want to support my team. If Cooper goes whenever fine, we move on but he is still one man at our great club. Personally I can see a future with him in charge, but if he isn't then I will still go at every opportunity regardless of how good or bad we are. bearwoodred
  • Score: 11

4:54pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Oi Den! says...

bearwoodred wrote:
going to get shot to pieces here but what the hell!! To all the posters on here today saying that they are not renewing ST's or going anymore because of Cooper or Power, or the bad run or not making the play-offs.

When things are not going as well that is when your support is most needed! It's Swindon we always get things wrong, it's what we do historically, it's why we love our club.

Remember the song sung to Man Utd fans? "Do you come from Manachester"? Sung to people from London/Essex or wherever the people who want to follow a club that wins all the time!

Can you not see the connection here? Only going to see your club when it's winning - then go follow Chelsea or someone.

Your constant posts saying Cooper out are pointless. I did not want PdC anywhere near our club coz he is .. well we all know now. But when he came I got behind him, sang his name and cheered us on because regardless of what he represents is my eyes he was one man out MY club and I want to support my team.

If Cooper goes whenever fine, we move on but he is still one man at our great club. Personally I can see a future with him in charge, but if he isn't then I will still go at every opportunity regardless of how good or bad we are.
A couple of points bearwood:

A lot of the people who post on here never set foot in the County Ground anyway. They claim to "support" the club but offer no practical support whatsoever. (Before anyone jumps on me, I'd add that I'm not talking about people who struggle to get there for whatever reason but the people, be they moaners or superoptimists, who make a lot of fuss on here but can't be bothered to support "their" team).

It is actually not about winning; it's about seeing our team playing with desire and energy. For much of this season we've seen precious little of either. Many games have resembled training sessions. The main objective seems to be to pass the ball around, not to score more goals than the opposition. When the players step onto the pitch, they are representing the supporters. If they can't or won't play with passion, the support will dwindle. We don't need to look as far ahead as next season. It's already happening.
[quote][p][bold]bearwoodred[/bold] wrote: going to get shot to pieces here but what the hell!! To all the posters on here today saying that they are not renewing ST's or going anymore because of Cooper or Power, or the bad run or not making the play-offs. When things are not going as well that is when your support is most needed! It's Swindon we always get things wrong, it's what we do historically, it's why we love our club. Remember the song sung to Man Utd fans? "Do you come from Manachester"? Sung to people from London/Essex or wherever the people who want to follow a club that wins all the time! Can you not see the connection here? Only going to see your club when it's winning - then go follow Chelsea or someone. Your constant posts saying Cooper out are pointless. I did not want PdC anywhere near our club coz he is .. well we all know now. But when he came I got behind him, sang his name and cheered us on because regardless of what he represents is my eyes he was one man out MY club and I want to support my team. If Cooper goes whenever fine, we move on but he is still one man at our great club. Personally I can see a future with him in charge, but if he isn't then I will still go at every opportunity regardless of how good or bad we are.[/p][/quote]A couple of points bearwood: A lot of the people who post on here never set foot in the County Ground anyway. They claim to "support" the club but offer no practical support whatsoever. (Before anyone jumps on me, I'd add that I'm not talking about people who struggle to get there for whatever reason but the people, be they moaners or superoptimists, who make a lot of fuss on here but can't be bothered to support "their" team). It is actually not about winning; it's about seeing our team playing with desire and energy. For much of this season we've seen precious little of either. Many games have resembled training sessions. The main objective seems to be to pass the ball around, not to score more goals than the opposition. When the players step onto the pitch, they are representing the supporters. If they can't or won't play with passion, the support will dwindle. We don't need to look as far ahead as next season. It's already happening. Oi Den!
  • Score: 6

4:55pm Mon 10 Mar 14

The Jockster says...

Oxon-Red wrote:
Please Mark, bring back Miles and play him for the remainder of the season.

If nothing else it will put to bed one way or another the belief that he is the answer. If he isn't up to it then Jockster can find an appropriate nickname for him. Perhaps we can call him Brian for now as he is either the Messiah or a very naughty...

COYMR
Think you might be right Den!
[quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: Please Mark, bring back Miles and play him for the remainder of the season. If nothing else it will put to bed one way or another the belief that he is the answer. If he isn't up to it then Jockster can find an appropriate nickname for him. Perhaps we can call him Brian for now as he is either the Messiah or a very naughty... COYMR[/p][/quote]Think you might be right Den! The Jockster
  • Score: -1

5:18pm Mon 10 Mar 14

swwindon61uk says...

Oxon-Red wrote:
Are the supposed Rose Tinted brigade actually the ones looking through shaded glasses or are those that are complaining, wanting a new manager, owner and team the real wearers of said spectacles. Many that have supported the team, and still do, have also been realistic about our chances.

It seems to me that the complalnees are perhaps the ones who expected too much this season and have had their specs trodden on.

They say patience is a virtue and all good things come to those that wait.

COYMR
There is no patience with most Swindon fans,have to be like Real Madrid from day one.
I hate the excuse they are tired because they are young,should be the reverse and they should be able to play 3 times a week,but this season will stand the players that are still left here in good stead for next season.
Like i keep saying Orient finished 5th from bottom 2 years ago and they still kept the base of their team, but of course the moaners here will not accept anything but a title next year with record points.
[quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: Are the supposed Rose Tinted brigade actually the ones looking through shaded glasses or are those that are complaining, wanting a new manager, owner and team the real wearers of said spectacles. Many that have supported the team, and still do, have also been realistic about our chances. It seems to me that the complalnees are perhaps the ones who expected too much this season and have had their specs trodden on. They say patience is a virtue and all good things come to those that wait. COYMR[/p][/quote]There is no patience with most Swindon fans,have to be like Real Madrid from day one. I hate the excuse they are tired because they are young,should be the reverse and they should be able to play 3 times a week,but this season will stand the players that are still left here in good stead for next season. Like i keep saying Orient finished 5th from bottom 2 years ago and they still kept the base of their team, but of course the moaners here will not accept anything but a title next year with record points. swwindon61uk
  • Score: 3

5:20pm Mon 10 Mar 14

MidlandRobin says...

Oi Den! wrote:
bearwoodred wrote:
going to get shot to pieces here but what the hell!! To all the posters on here today saying that they are not renewing ST's or going anymore because of Cooper or Power, or the bad run or not making the play-offs.

When things are not going as well that is when your support is most needed! It's Swindon we always get things wrong, it's what we do historically, it's why we love our club.

Remember the song sung to Man Utd fans? "Do you come from Manachester"? Sung to people from London/Essex or wherever the people who want to follow a club that wins all the time!

Can you not see the connection here? Only going to see your club when it's winning - then go follow Chelsea or someone.

Your constant posts saying Cooper out are pointless. I did not want PdC anywhere near our club coz he is .. well we all know now. But when he came I got behind him, sang his name and cheered us on because regardless of what he represents is my eyes he was one man out MY club and I want to support my team.

If Cooper goes whenever fine, we move on but he is still one man at our great club. Personally I can see a future with him in charge, but if he isn't then I will still go at every opportunity regardless of how good or bad we are.
A couple of points bearwood:

A lot of the people who post on here never set foot in the County Ground anyway. They claim to "support" the club but offer no practical support whatsoever. (Before anyone jumps on me, I'd add that I'm not talking about people who struggle to get there for whatever reason but the people, be they moaners or superoptimists, who make a lot of fuss on here but can't be bothered to support "their" team).

It is actually not about winning; it's about seeing our team playing with desire and energy. For much of this season we've seen precious little of either. Many games have resembled training sessions. The main objective seems to be to pass the ball around, not to score more goals than the opposition. When the players step onto the pitch, they are representing the supporters. If they can't or won't play with passion, the support will dwindle. We don't need to look as far ahead as next season. It's already happening.
If you don't say anything about Cooper and the way the team plays, then nothing will change. And it's clear from the stats stated earlier by HB1908, since Christmas we've gone backwards rather than forwards. It is clear that this group of players are not good enough to play this way, it's patently obvious.

There is a serious danger that we won't win again this season, as the recent 1 win in 10 games shows, when we've largely played teams in the bottom half of the table. My fear is that therefore if this team and style of play is carried forward into next season, division 2 beckons if nothing is done, that's why it's important to speak up NOW. This is not 'work in progess' as Cooper keeps saying. How is it work in progress?

IMO Cooper has had his chance and is found wanting...
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bearwoodred[/bold] wrote: going to get shot to pieces here but what the hell!! To all the posters on here today saying that they are not renewing ST's or going anymore because of Cooper or Power, or the bad run or not making the play-offs. When things are not going as well that is when your support is most needed! It's Swindon we always get things wrong, it's what we do historically, it's why we love our club. Remember the song sung to Man Utd fans? "Do you come from Manachester"? Sung to people from London/Essex or wherever the people who want to follow a club that wins all the time! Can you not see the connection here? Only going to see your club when it's winning - then go follow Chelsea or someone. Your constant posts saying Cooper out are pointless. I did not want PdC anywhere near our club coz he is .. well we all know now. But when he came I got behind him, sang his name and cheered us on because regardless of what he represents is my eyes he was one man out MY club and I want to support my team. If Cooper goes whenever fine, we move on but he is still one man at our great club. Personally I can see a future with him in charge, but if he isn't then I will still go at every opportunity regardless of how good or bad we are.[/p][/quote]A couple of points bearwood: A lot of the people who post on here never set foot in the County Ground anyway. They claim to "support" the club but offer no practical support whatsoever. (Before anyone jumps on me, I'd add that I'm not talking about people who struggle to get there for whatever reason but the people, be they moaners or superoptimists, who make a lot of fuss on here but can't be bothered to support "their" team). It is actually not about winning; it's about seeing our team playing with desire and energy. For much of this season we've seen precious little of either. Many games have resembled training sessions. The main objective seems to be to pass the ball around, not to score more goals than the opposition. When the players step onto the pitch, they are representing the supporters. If they can't or won't play with passion, the support will dwindle. We don't need to look as far ahead as next season. It's already happening.[/p][/quote]If you don't say anything about Cooper and the way the team plays, then nothing will change. And it's clear from the stats stated earlier by HB1908, since Christmas we've gone backwards rather than forwards. It is clear that this group of players are not good enough to play this way, it's patently obvious. There is a serious danger that we won't win again this season, as the recent 1 win in 10 games shows, when we've largely played teams in the bottom half of the table. My fear is that therefore if this team and style of play is carried forward into next season, division 2 beckons if nothing is done, that's why it's important to speak up NOW. This is not 'work in progess' as Cooper keeps saying. How is it work in progress? IMO Cooper has had his chance and is found wanting... MidlandRobin
  • Score: 1

5:20pm Mon 10 Mar 14

swwindon61uk says...

Oxon-Red wrote:
Please Mark, bring back Miles and play him for the remainder of the season.

If nothing else it will put to bed one way or another the belief that he is the answer. If he isn't up to it then Jockster can find an appropriate nickname for him. Perhaps we can call him Brian for now as he is either the Messiah or a very naughty...

COYMR
Is he even playing for mighty Shrewsbury at the moment?
[quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: Please Mark, bring back Miles and play him for the remainder of the season. If nothing else it will put to bed one way or another the belief that he is the answer. If he isn't up to it then Jockster can find an appropriate nickname for him. Perhaps we can call him Brian for now as he is either the Messiah or a very naughty... COYMR[/p][/quote]Is he even playing for mighty Shrewsbury at the moment? swwindon61uk
  • Score: 1

5:26pm Mon 10 Mar 14

swwindon61uk says...

Is that you Lovesey wrote:
Oh and by the way, forgot to say that apart from a couple of dodgy kick outs Belford had a good game, with a couple of very good saves, could be that the lad is growing in confidence...
Personally i think he is full of confidence after being on Liverpool's books and i honestly think he is a real contender for Wes's place..
[quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: Oh and by the way, forgot to say that apart from a couple of dodgy kick outs Belford had a good game, with a couple of very good saves, could be that the lad is growing in confidence...[/p][/quote]Personally i think he is full of confidence after being on Liverpool's books and i honestly think he is a real contender for Wes's place.. swwindon61uk
  • Score: 3

6:10pm Mon 10 Mar 14

LionelHutz says...

Is that you Lovesey wrote:
LionelHutz wrote:
To all the moaners – a reality check. At the end of last season we lost almost our entire first team squad and I, for one, predicted relegation this season. The way we seemed to be assembling a team of youngsters on the cheap did not fill me with confidence. However, here we sit in mid-March, well away from the relegation zone and comfortably in mid-table. On top of that, we had good runs in the League Cup and JPT. We have lost our star striker and, in my opinion, one of our best midfielders in Mason. There aren’t many teams at this level who wouldn’t be affected by that. Yes it’s a frustrating time when there’s not a lot to play for but one thing’s for sure, we’ll still have a League One club to support next season and, with any luck, we can offload the likes of Benson, Williams and Cox who are being paid great salaries and contributing nothing to the first team. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, of course. But some of the ones being expressed on here are just crazy. Renewed my season ticket this morning, by the way.
Lionel, we are in relegation form, 1 win in 10.... we are lucky that we picked up early points and fluked some wins at home.
What a ridiculous comment. The season is judged over 46 games, not a good run here and a poor run there. We have been in the top half virtually all season.
[quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LionelHutz[/bold] wrote: To all the moaners – a reality check. At the end of last season we lost almost our entire first team squad and I, for one, predicted relegation this season. The way we seemed to be assembling a team of youngsters on the cheap did not fill me with confidence. However, here we sit in mid-March, well away from the relegation zone and comfortably in mid-table. On top of that, we had good runs in the League Cup and JPT. We have lost our star striker and, in my opinion, one of our best midfielders in Mason. There aren’t many teams at this level who wouldn’t be affected by that. Yes it’s a frustrating time when there’s not a lot to play for but one thing’s for sure, we’ll still have a League One club to support next season and, with any luck, we can offload the likes of Benson, Williams and Cox who are being paid great salaries and contributing nothing to the first team. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, of course. But some of the ones being expressed on here are just crazy. Renewed my season ticket this morning, by the way.[/p][/quote]Lionel, we are in relegation form, 1 win in 10.... we are lucky that we picked up early points and fluked some wins at home.[/p][/quote]What a ridiculous comment. The season is judged over 46 games, not a good run here and a poor run there. We have been in the top half virtually all season. LionelHutz
  • Score: 4

6:16pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Old-Stager, Hilperton says...

I purchased my season ticket before the game on Saturday to show my commitment to Swindon Town F.C. next season.
At the moment there are very few "Happy Bunnies" at the County Ground following our poor run of results and worse still the extremely boring style of play we have been watching.
One big asset our club does have though, is a good loyal bunch of fans and almost 7,500 fans on Saturday was proof of that.
My worry is that our fan base will diminish rapidly if we carry on playing with the current style, and perhaps we should seriously think about another manager now rather than leave it to the end of the season, in order to prepare for next season ?
We need to achieve 52 points really to feel absolutely safe from relegation, and to be honest that looked really easy about a month ago, but just look at our remaining fixtures and you will begin to feel a little uneasy with life in general.
I have no issue with Lee Power at the moment, but I think that we need some good news at Swindon Town very soon to stimulate the flagging interest and current doom and gloom, and most of all get the existing Season Ticket Holders to renew.
I purchased my season ticket before the game on Saturday to show my commitment to Swindon Town F.C. next season. At the moment there are very few "Happy Bunnies" at the County Ground following our poor run of results and worse still the extremely boring style of play we have been watching. One big asset our club does have though, is a good loyal bunch of fans and almost 7,500 fans on Saturday was proof of that. My worry is that our fan base will diminish rapidly if we carry on playing with the current style, and perhaps we should seriously think about another manager now rather than leave it to the end of the season, in order to prepare for next season ? We need to achieve 52 points really to feel absolutely safe from relegation, and to be honest that looked really easy about a month ago, but just look at our remaining fixtures and you will begin to feel a little uneasy with life in general. I have no issue with Lee Power at the moment, but I think that we need some good news at Swindon Town very soon to stimulate the flagging interest and current doom and gloom, and most of all get the existing Season Ticket Holders to renew. Old-Stager, Hilperton
  • Score: 2

6:22pm Mon 10 Mar 14

the wizard says...

Its all down to interpretation I suppose, but I always perceived, "work in progress" as something that gradually got better on the whole with perhaps the odd unforeseen set back, and at the end of the project the finished article being far better than what you started with.

Will somebody please explain that to MC. Please., and the fact that all the other teams have to suffer the same 5h1t refs as we do, often in the same game !!! LOL
Its all down to interpretation I suppose, but I always perceived, "work in progress" as something that gradually got better on the whole with perhaps the odd unforeseen set back, and at the end of the project the finished article being far better than what you started with. Will somebody please explain that to MC. Please., and the fact that all the other teams have to suffer the same 5h1t refs as we do, often in the same game !!! LOL the wizard
  • Score: 1

6:22pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Robinonfire says...

My top 4 of hopeless Swindon F C Managers
MCMAHON
MALPAS
A KING
COOPERMAN

The End
My top 4 of hopeless Swindon F C Managers MCMAHON MALPAS A KING COOPERMAN The End Robinonfire
  • Score: -5

6:29pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Wilesy says...

MidlandRobin wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
bearwoodred wrote:
going to get shot to pieces here but what the hell!! To all the posters on here today saying that they are not renewing ST's or going anymore because of Cooper or Power, or the bad run or not making the play-offs.

When things are not going as well that is when your support is most needed! It's Swindon we always get things wrong, it's what we do historically, it's why we love our club.

Remember the song sung to Man Utd fans? "Do you come from Manachester"? Sung to people from London/Essex or wherever the people who want to follow a club that wins all the time!

Can you not see the connection here? Only going to see your club when it's winning - then go follow Chelsea or someone.

Your constant posts saying Cooper out are pointless. I did not want PdC anywhere near our club coz he is .. well we all know now. But when he came I got behind him, sang his name and cheered us on because regardless of what he represents is my eyes he was one man out MY club and I want to support my team.

If Cooper goes whenever fine, we move on but he is still one man at our great club. Personally I can see a future with him in charge, but if he isn't then I will still go at every opportunity regardless of how good or bad we are.
A couple of points bearwood:

A lot of the people who post on here never set foot in the County Ground anyway. They claim to "support" the club but offer no practical support whatsoever. (Before anyone jumps on me, I'd add that I'm not talking about people who struggle to get there for whatever reason but the people, be they moaners or superoptimists, who make a lot of fuss on here but can't be bothered to support "their" team).

It is actually not about winning; it's about seeing our team playing with desire and energy. For much of this season we've seen precious little of either. Many games have resembled training sessions. The main objective seems to be to pass the ball around, not to score more goals than the opposition. When the players step onto the pitch, they are representing the supporters. If they can't or won't play with passion, the support will dwindle. We don't need to look as far ahead as next season. It's already happening.
If you don't say anything about Cooper and the way the team plays, then nothing will change. And it's clear from the stats stated earlier by HB1908, since Christmas we've gone backwards rather than forwards. It is clear that this group of players are not good enough to play this way, it's patently obvious.

There is a serious danger that we won't win again this season, as the recent 1 win in 10 games shows, when we've largely played teams in the bottom half of the table. My fear is that therefore if this team and style of play is carried forward into next season, division 2 beckons if nothing is done, that's why it's important to speak up NOW. This is not 'work in progess' as Cooper keeps saying. How is it work in progress?

IMO Cooper has had his chance and is found wanting...
Found wanting? Cooper's target was to avoid relegation which realistically he has achieved with some comfort and also got close to Wembley so how is that a failure? It's a results business and although inconsistent he has achieved the goals his manager set him in difficult circumstances.

Last year we had a budget of £4.4m, this year he has got us where we are with a budget of £2.4m less which includes the cost of Navarro, Williams, Cox, some of Benson (down to £2m), and half a season without Tijane, TAH, Mason, Hall and Ranger (call that down to £1.5m). So in reality is it all that bad??
[quote][p][bold]MidlandRobin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bearwoodred[/bold] wrote: going to get shot to pieces here but what the hell!! To all the posters on here today saying that they are not renewing ST's or going anymore because of Cooper or Power, or the bad run or not making the play-offs. When things are not going as well that is when your support is most needed! It's Swindon we always get things wrong, it's what we do historically, it's why we love our club. Remember the song sung to Man Utd fans? "Do you come from Manachester"? Sung to people from London/Essex or wherever the people who want to follow a club that wins all the time! Can you not see the connection here? Only going to see your club when it's winning - then go follow Chelsea or someone. Your constant posts saying Cooper out are pointless. I did not want PdC anywhere near our club coz he is .. well we all know now. But when he came I got behind him, sang his name and cheered us on because regardless of what he represents is my eyes he was one man out MY club and I want to support my team. If Cooper goes whenever fine, we move on but he is still one man at our great club. Personally I can see a future with him in charge, but if he isn't then I will still go at every opportunity regardless of how good or bad we are.[/p][/quote]A couple of points bearwood: A lot of the people who post on here never set foot in the County Ground anyway. They claim to "support" the club but offer no practical support whatsoever. (Before anyone jumps on me, I'd add that I'm not talking about people who struggle to get there for whatever reason but the people, be they moaners or superoptimists, who make a lot of fuss on here but can't be bothered to support "their" team). It is actually not about winning; it's about seeing our team playing with desire and energy. For much of this season we've seen precious little of either. Many games have resembled training sessions. The main objective seems to be to pass the ball around, not to score more goals than the opposition. When the players step onto the pitch, they are representing the supporters. If they can't or won't play with passion, the support will dwindle. We don't need to look as far ahead as next season. It's already happening.[/p][/quote]If you don't say anything about Cooper and the way the team plays, then nothing will change. And it's clear from the stats stated earlier by HB1908, since Christmas we've gone backwards rather than forwards. It is clear that this group of players are not good enough to play this way, it's patently obvious. There is a serious danger that we won't win again this season, as the recent 1 win in 10 games shows, when we've largely played teams in the bottom half of the table. My fear is that therefore if this team and style of play is carried forward into next season, division 2 beckons if nothing is done, that's why it's important to speak up NOW. This is not 'work in progess' as Cooper keeps saying. How is it work in progress? IMO Cooper has had his chance and is found wanting...[/p][/quote]Found wanting? Cooper's target was to avoid relegation which realistically he has achieved with some comfort and also got close to Wembley so how is that a failure? It's a results business and although inconsistent he has achieved the goals his manager set him in difficult circumstances. Last year we had a budget of £4.4m, this year he has got us where we are with a budget of £2.4m less which includes the cost of Navarro, Williams, Cox, some of Benson (down to £2m), and half a season without Tijane, TAH, Mason, Hall and Ranger (call that down to £1.5m). So in reality is it all that bad?? Wilesy
  • Score: 2

6:31pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Is that you Lovesey says...

LionelHutz wrote:
Is that you Lovesey wrote:
LionelHutz wrote: To all the moaners – a reality check. At the end of last season we lost almost our entire first team squad and I, for one, predicted relegation this season. The way we seemed to be assembling a team of youngsters on the cheap did not fill me with confidence. However, here we sit in mid-March, well away from the relegation zone and comfortably in mid-table. On top of that, we had good runs in the League Cup and JPT. We have lost our star striker and, in my opinion, one of our best midfielders in Mason. There aren’t many teams at this level who wouldn’t be affected by that. Yes it’s a frustrating time when there’s not a lot to play for but one thing’s for sure, we’ll still have a League One club to support next season and, with any luck, we can offload the likes of Benson, Williams and Cox who are being paid great salaries and contributing nothing to the first team. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, of course. But some of the ones being expressed on here are just crazy. Renewed my season ticket this morning, by the way.
Lionel, we are in relegation form, 1 win in 10.... we are lucky that we picked up early points and fluked some wins at home.
What a ridiculous comment. The season is judged over 46 games, not a good run here and a poor run there. We have been in the top half virtually all season.
Yeah you are right Lionel, but lets see where we finish, we have been lucky with wins against Shrewsbury and Cov to name but two, matches we didn't look like winning.

I am not happy, but my committment is to the club so I renewed my ST at the weekend, but if they hadn't have done the 10% offer then I am pretty sure I wouldn't have bothered, I would have taken a year off.

Cooper is an awful manager, poor subs, poor tactics, the players don't look fit enough and we don't look motivated....

Thats probably also a ridiculous statement for you, but to me its just FACT
[quote][p][bold]LionelHutz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LionelHutz[/bold] wrote: To all the moaners – a reality check. At the end of last season we lost almost our entire first team squad and I, for one, predicted relegation this season. The way we seemed to be assembling a team of youngsters on the cheap did not fill me with confidence. However, here we sit in mid-March, well away from the relegation zone and comfortably in mid-table. On top of that, we had good runs in the League Cup and JPT. We have lost our star striker and, in my opinion, one of our best midfielders in Mason. There aren’t many teams at this level who wouldn’t be affected by that. Yes it’s a frustrating time when there’s not a lot to play for but one thing’s for sure, we’ll still have a League One club to support next season and, with any luck, we can offload the likes of Benson, Williams and Cox who are being paid great salaries and contributing nothing to the first team. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, of course. But some of the ones being expressed on here are just crazy. Renewed my season ticket this morning, by the way.[/p][/quote]Lionel, we are in relegation form, 1 win in 10.... we are lucky that we picked up early points and fluked some wins at home.[/p][/quote]What a ridiculous comment. The season is judged over 46 games, not a good run here and a poor run there. We have been in the top half virtually all season.[/p][/quote]Yeah you are right Lionel, but lets see where we finish, we have been lucky with wins against Shrewsbury and Cov to name but two, matches we didn't look like winning. I am not happy, but my committment is to the club so I renewed my ST at the weekend, but if they hadn't have done the 10% offer then I am pretty sure I wouldn't have bothered, I would have taken a year off. Cooper is an awful manager, poor subs, poor tactics, the players don't look fit enough and we don't look motivated.... Thats probably also a ridiculous statement for you, but to me its just FACT Is that you Lovesey
  • Score: 1

6:43pm Mon 10 Mar 14

LionelHutz says...

Is that you Lovesey wrote:
LionelHutz wrote:
Is that you Lovesey wrote:
LionelHutz wrote: To all the moaners – a reality check. At the end of last season we lost almost our entire first team squad and I, for one, predicted relegation this season. The way we seemed to be assembling a team of youngsters on the cheap did not fill me with confidence. However, here we sit in mid-March, well away from the relegation zone and comfortably in mid-table. On top of that, we had good runs in the League Cup and JPT. We have lost our star striker and, in my opinion, one of our best midfielders in Mason. There aren’t many teams at this level who wouldn’t be affected by that. Yes it’s a frustrating time when there’s not a lot to play for but one thing’s for sure, we’ll still have a League One club to support next season and, with any luck, we can offload the likes of Benson, Williams and Cox who are being paid great salaries and contributing nothing to the first team. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, of course. But some of the ones being expressed on here are just crazy. Renewed my season ticket this morning, by the way.
Lionel, we are in relegation form, 1 win in 10.... we are lucky that we picked up early points and fluked some wins at home.
What a ridiculous comment. The season is judged over 46 games, not a good run here and a poor run there. We have been in the top half virtually all season.
Yeah you are right Lionel, but lets see where we finish, we have been lucky with wins against Shrewsbury and Cov to name but two, matches we didn't look like winning.

I am not happy, but my committment is to the club so I renewed my ST at the weekend, but if they hadn't have done the 10% offer then I am pretty sure I wouldn't have bothered, I would have taken a year off.

Cooper is an awful manager, poor subs, poor tactics, the players don't look fit enough and we don't look motivated....

Thats probably also a ridiculous statement for you, but to me its just FACT
Lucky to beat Coventry and Shrewsbury, unlucky not to beat Crewe, Wolves and Gillingham (at home). That's football.

We've had a good season so far. FACT
[quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LionelHutz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LionelHutz[/bold] wrote: To all the moaners – a reality check. At the end of last season we lost almost our entire first team squad and I, for one, predicted relegation this season. The way we seemed to be assembling a team of youngsters on the cheap did not fill me with confidence. However, here we sit in mid-March, well away from the relegation zone and comfortably in mid-table. On top of that, we had good runs in the League Cup and JPT. We have lost our star striker and, in my opinion, one of our best midfielders in Mason. There aren’t many teams at this level who wouldn’t be affected by that. Yes it’s a frustrating time when there’s not a lot to play for but one thing’s for sure, we’ll still have a League One club to support next season and, with any luck, we can offload the likes of Benson, Williams and Cox who are being paid great salaries and contributing nothing to the first team. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, of course. But some of the ones being expressed on here are just crazy. Renewed my season ticket this morning, by the way.[/p][/quote]Lionel, we are in relegation form, 1 win in 10.... we are lucky that we picked up early points and fluked some wins at home.[/p][/quote]What a ridiculous comment. The season is judged over 46 games, not a good run here and a poor run there. We have been in the top half virtually all season.[/p][/quote]Yeah you are right Lionel, but lets see where we finish, we have been lucky with wins against Shrewsbury and Cov to name but two, matches we didn't look like winning. I am not happy, but my committment is to the club so I renewed my ST at the weekend, but if they hadn't have done the 10% offer then I am pretty sure I wouldn't have bothered, I would have taken a year off. Cooper is an awful manager, poor subs, poor tactics, the players don't look fit enough and we don't look motivated.... Thats probably also a ridiculous statement for you, but to me its just FACT[/p][/quote]Lucky to beat Coventry and Shrewsbury, unlucky not to beat Crewe, Wolves and Gillingham (at home). That's football. We've had a good season so far. FACT LionelHutz
  • Score: 1

6:51pm Mon 10 Mar 14

alchafreds says...

stfcdod wrote:
STFC 1960 wrote:
Cooper hasn't got a clue. Blames everyone but himself ( Ranger , Refs, Injuries, young team) anything to deflect his poor management / tactics.
Power has got to get rid.
Come on then. Let's have some constructive comments as to how we improve the situation. Oooh, I've had an idea. Let's bring in Mourinho, spend millions that we don't have and then go into administration. Of course, if that were to happen you would be happy..........would

n't you.
Better still put your own money where your mouth is. No, I thought not.
how about trying to win a game that would do for starters
[quote][p][bold]stfcdod[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STFC 1960[/bold] wrote: Cooper hasn't got a clue. Blames everyone but himself ( Ranger , Refs, Injuries, young team) anything to deflect his poor management / tactics. Power has got to get rid.[/p][/quote]Come on then. Let's have some constructive comments as to how we improve the situation. Oooh, I've had an idea. Let's bring in Mourinho, spend millions that we don't have and then go into administration. Of course, if that were to happen you would be happy..........would n't you. Better still put your own money where your mouth is. No, I thought not.[/p][/quote]how about trying to win a game that would do for starters alchafreds
  • Score: 1

6:58pm Mon 10 Mar 14

alchafreds says...

Oi Den! wrote:
It would be very interesting to see Cooper quit now and see what a great job his successor makes of it.
well he might start by trying to win a game
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: It would be very interesting to see Cooper quit now and see what a great job his successor makes of it.[/p][/quote]well he might start by trying to win a game alchafreds
  • Score: 1

6:59pm Mon 10 Mar 14

RogerJ1969 says...

Is that you Lovesey wrote:
LionelHutz wrote:
Is that you Lovesey wrote:
LionelHutz wrote: To all the moaners – a reality check. At the end of last season we lost almost our entire first team squad and I, for one, predicted relegation this season. The way we seemed to be assembling a team of youngsters on the cheap did not fill me with confidence. However, here we sit in mid-March, well away from the relegation zone and comfortably in mid-table. On top of that, we had good runs in the League Cup and JPT. We have lost our star striker and, in my opinion, one of our best midfielders in Mason. There aren’t many teams at this level who wouldn’t be affected by that. Yes it’s a frustrating time when there’s not a lot to play for but one thing’s for sure, we’ll still have a League One club to support next season and, with any luck, we can offload the likes of Benson, Williams and Cox who are being paid great salaries and contributing nothing to the first team. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, of course. But some of the ones being expressed on here are just crazy. Renewed my season ticket this morning, by the way.
Lionel, we are in relegation form, 1 win in 10.... we are lucky that we picked up early points and fluked some wins at home.
What a ridiculous comment. The season is judged over 46 games, not a good run here and a poor run there. We have been in the top half virtually all season.
Yeah you are right Lionel, but lets see where we finish, we have been lucky with wins against Shrewsbury and Cov to name but two, matches we didn't look like winning.

I am not happy, but my committment is to the club so I renewed my ST at the weekend, but if they hadn't have done the 10% offer then I am pretty sure I wouldn't have bothered, I would have taken a year off.

Cooper is an awful manager, poor subs, poor tactics, the players don't look fit enough and we don't look motivated....

Thats probably also a ridiculous statement for you, but to me its just FACT
It's not 'fact' it's just your opinion.
[quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LionelHutz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LionelHutz[/bold] wrote: To all the moaners – a reality check. At the end of last season we lost almost our entire first team squad and I, for one, predicted relegation this season. The way we seemed to be assembling a team of youngsters on the cheap did not fill me with confidence. However, here we sit in mid-March, well away from the relegation zone and comfortably in mid-table. On top of that, we had good runs in the League Cup and JPT. We have lost our star striker and, in my opinion, one of our best midfielders in Mason. There aren’t many teams at this level who wouldn’t be affected by that. Yes it’s a frustrating time when there’s not a lot to play for but one thing’s for sure, we’ll still have a League One club to support next season and, with any luck, we can offload the likes of Benson, Williams and Cox who are being paid great salaries and contributing nothing to the first team. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, of course. But some of the ones being expressed on here are just crazy. Renewed my season ticket this morning, by the way.[/p][/quote]Lionel, we are in relegation form, 1 win in 10.... we are lucky that we picked up early points and fluked some wins at home.[/p][/quote]What a ridiculous comment. The season is judged over 46 games, not a good run here and a poor run there. We have been in the top half virtually all season.[/p][/quote]Yeah you are right Lionel, but lets see where we finish, we have been lucky with wins against Shrewsbury and Cov to name but two, matches we didn't look like winning. I am not happy, but my committment is to the club so I renewed my ST at the weekend, but if they hadn't have done the 10% offer then I am pretty sure I wouldn't have bothered, I would have taken a year off. Cooper is an awful manager, poor subs, poor tactics, the players don't look fit enough and we don't look motivated.... Thats probably also a ridiculous statement for you, but to me its just FACT[/p][/quote]It's not 'fact' it's just your opinion. RogerJ1969
  • Score: 0

7:02pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Is that you Lovesey says...

RogerJ1969 wrote:
Is that you Lovesey wrote:
LionelHutz wrote:
Is that you Lovesey wrote:
LionelHutz wrote: To all the moaners – a reality check. At the end of last season we lost almost our entire first team squad and I, for one, predicted relegation this season. The way we seemed to be assembling a team of youngsters on the cheap did not fill me with confidence. However, here we sit in mid-March, well away from the relegation zone and comfortably in mid-table. On top of that, we had good runs in the League Cup and JPT. We have lost our star striker and, in my opinion, one of our best midfielders in Mason. There aren’t many teams at this level who wouldn’t be affected by that. Yes it’s a frustrating time when there’s not a lot to play for but one thing’s for sure, we’ll still have a League One club to support next season and, with any luck, we can offload the likes of Benson, Williams and Cox who are being paid great salaries and contributing nothing to the first team. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, of course. But some of the ones being expressed on here are just crazy. Renewed my season ticket this morning, by the way.
Lionel, we are in relegation form, 1 win in 10.... we are lucky that we picked up early points and fluked some wins at home.
What a ridiculous comment. The season is judged over 46 games, not a good run here and a poor run there. We have been in the top half virtually all season.
Yeah you are right Lionel, but lets see where we finish, we have been lucky with wins against Shrewsbury and Cov to name but two, matches we didn't look like winning. I am not happy, but my committment is to the club so I renewed my ST at the weekend, but if they hadn't have done the 10% offer then I am pretty sure I wouldn't have bothered, I would have taken a year off. Cooper is an awful manager, poor subs, poor tactics, the players don't look fit enough and we don't look motivated.... Thats probably also a ridiculous statement for you, but to me its just FACT
It's not 'fact' it's just your opinion.
My oppinion is FACT
[quote][p][bold]RogerJ1969[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LionelHutz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LionelHutz[/bold] wrote: To all the moaners – a reality check. At the end of last season we lost almost our entire first team squad and I, for one, predicted relegation this season. The way we seemed to be assembling a team of youngsters on the cheap did not fill me with confidence. However, here we sit in mid-March, well away from the relegation zone and comfortably in mid-table. On top of that, we had good runs in the League Cup and JPT. We have lost our star striker and, in my opinion, one of our best midfielders in Mason. There aren’t many teams at this level who wouldn’t be affected by that. Yes it’s a frustrating time when there’s not a lot to play for but one thing’s for sure, we’ll still have a League One club to support next season and, with any luck, we can offload the likes of Benson, Williams and Cox who are being paid great salaries and contributing nothing to the first team. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, of course. But some of the ones being expressed on here are just crazy. Renewed my season ticket this morning, by the way.[/p][/quote]Lionel, we are in relegation form, 1 win in 10.... we are lucky that we picked up early points and fluked some wins at home.[/p][/quote]What a ridiculous comment. The season is judged over 46 games, not a good run here and a poor run there. We have been in the top half virtually all season.[/p][/quote]Yeah you are right Lionel, but lets see where we finish, we have been lucky with wins against Shrewsbury and Cov to name but two, matches we didn't look like winning. I am not happy, but my committment is to the club so I renewed my ST at the weekend, but if they hadn't have done the 10% offer then I am pretty sure I wouldn't have bothered, I would have taken a year off. Cooper is an awful manager, poor subs, poor tactics, the players don't look fit enough and we don't look motivated.... Thats probably also a ridiculous statement for you, but to me its just FACT[/p][/quote]It's not 'fact' it's just your opinion.[/p][/quote]My oppinion is FACT Is that you Lovesey
  • Score: 1

7:02pm Mon 10 Mar 14

jayden says...

swwindon61uk wrote:
Oxon-Red wrote:
Please Mark, bring back Miles and play him for the remainder of the season.

If nothing else it will put to bed one way or another the belief that he is the answer. If he isn't up to it then Jockster can find an appropriate nickname for him. Perhaps we can call him Brian for now as he is either the Messiah or a very naughty...

COYMR
Is he even playing for mighty Shrewsbury at the moment?
Yes 44 min's second game and 87 min's on sat.
[quote][p][bold]swwindon61uk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: Please Mark, bring back Miles and play him for the remainder of the season. If nothing else it will put to bed one way or another the belief that he is the answer. If he isn't up to it then Jockster can find an appropriate nickname for him. Perhaps we can call him Brian for now as he is either the Messiah or a very naughty... COYMR[/p][/quote]Is he even playing for mighty Shrewsbury at the moment?[/p][/quote]Yes 44 min's second game and 87 min's on sat. jayden
  • Score: 0

7:04pm Mon 10 Mar 14

MARK TITCOMBE says...

the wizard wrote:
Very disappointing to hear the mode of this interview and Coopers words. Obviously he has accepted reality, but if his team talks are anything like this interview then I can see why the team lacks drive, desire and confidence. This is hardly inspiration stuff, but it is a true reflection, as a team and a club we are not good enough. I doubt if Cooper could take the pressure in the next flight up anyway. He has not demonstrated the guile that is needed. Hopefully we will secure enough points now to avoid any last match concerns over relegation, which we seem, hopefully, to have avoided. If we had kept Ajose it would have shown some concrete desire to go up.
Absolutely!
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: Very disappointing to hear the mode of this interview and Coopers words. Obviously he has accepted reality, but if his team talks are anything like this interview then I can see why the team lacks drive, desire and confidence. This is hardly inspiration stuff, but it is a true reflection, as a team and a club we are not good enough. I doubt if Cooper could take the pressure in the next flight up anyway. He has not demonstrated the guile that is needed. Hopefully we will secure enough points now to avoid any last match concerns over relegation, which we seem, hopefully, to have avoided. If we had kept Ajose it would have shown some concrete desire to go up.[/p][/quote]Absolutely! MARK TITCOMBE
  • Score: 0

7:07pm Mon 10 Mar 14

MARK TITCOMBE says...

the wizard wrote:
Haydonender wrote:
the wizard wrote:
Very disappointing to hear the mode of this interview and Coopers words. Obviously he has accepted reality, but if his team talks are anything like this interview then I can see why the team lacks drive, desire and confidence. This is hardly inspiration stuff, but it is a true reflection, as a team and a club we are not good enough. I doubt if Cooper could take the pressure in the next flight up anyway. He has not demonstrated the guile that is needed. Hopefully we will secure enough points now to avoid any last match concerns over relegation, which we seem, hopefully, to have avoided. If we had kept Ajose it would have shown some concrete desire to go up.
Think that's a bit harsh Wiz, Cooper has been ridiculed on here for a few weeks for saying we can still make the play offs and now that he has accepted reality, he's not inspiring! As for Ajose, posh wanted him back and are playing him regularly, not much we can do about that as we didn't have a spare half million to spend.

As for the play offs, clearly they are gone. I just hope we can accumulate the six or so points that should completely get rid of any relegation fears.
It wasn't meant to come over that way. Wasn't trying to be particularly harsh.
As supporters we always want success, but I don't see the ingredients for that coming out of the dug out during games or from inspiration during interviews, His dialogue is about as flat as our on pitch performances. I said initially I would back him until Christmas and see how things pan out, and to be fair we didn't do badly. However he has let discipline go unchecked which has cost us suspensions and then moans about them, well sorry mate, but you should have reeled in the problem. Ajose leaving us was a blow. He was good, and we should have done more to keep him if our honest intent was to go up then he was very key to making things happen. It boils down to how badly you really want something. I do applaud the wages being reeled in, but promotion will also reel in a lot more income, on TV money alone. I agree with you totally over the final points tally, and would honestly hope the R word doesn't become a concern.
Relegation is not likely. The rest of your quote is spot on again.
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Haydonender[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: Very disappointing to hear the mode of this interview and Coopers words. Obviously he has accepted reality, but if his team talks are anything like this interview then I can see why the team lacks drive, desire and confidence. This is hardly inspiration stuff, but it is a true reflection, as a team and a club we are not good enough. I doubt if Cooper could take the pressure in the next flight up anyway. He has not demonstrated the guile that is needed. Hopefully we will secure enough points now to avoid any last match concerns over relegation, which we seem, hopefully, to have avoided. If we had kept Ajose it would have shown some concrete desire to go up.[/p][/quote]Think that's a bit harsh Wiz, Cooper has been ridiculed on here for a few weeks for saying we can still make the play offs and now that he has accepted reality, he's not inspiring! As for Ajose, posh wanted him back and are playing him regularly, not much we can do about that as we didn't have a spare half million to spend. As for the play offs, clearly they are gone. I just hope we can accumulate the six or so points that should completely get rid of any relegation fears.[/p][/quote]It wasn't meant to come over that way. Wasn't trying to be particularly harsh. As supporters we always want success, but I don't see the ingredients for that coming out of the dug out during games or from inspiration during interviews, His dialogue is about as flat as our on pitch performances. I said initially I would back him until Christmas and see how things pan out, and to be fair we didn't do badly. However he has let discipline go unchecked which has cost us suspensions and then moans about them, well sorry mate, but you should have reeled in the problem. Ajose leaving us was a blow. He was good, and we should have done more to keep him if our honest intent was to go up then he was very key to making things happen. It boils down to how badly you really want something. I do applaud the wages being reeled in, but promotion will also reel in a lot more income, on TV money alone. I agree with you totally over the final points tally, and would honestly hope the R word doesn't become a concern.[/p][/quote]Relegation is not likely. The rest of your quote is spot on again. MARK TITCOMBE
  • Score: 0

7:10pm Mon 10 Mar 14

MARK TITCOMBE says...

Oxon-Red wrote:
bradley red 1 wrote:
Have a look at how many games you have set the team up to draw and not go on to win matches so far you and power between you, have lost a chance to play the final at wembley and lost at least 18 points in the league! negative boring tactics.,next season will be the same until you and power leave the club.
...and become a rudderless ship drifting towards admin.


Yay.

COYMR
Cooper is the iceberg
[quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bradley red 1[/bold] wrote: Have a look at how many games you have set the team up to draw and not go on to win matches so far you and power between you, have lost a chance to play the final at wembley and lost at least 18 points in the league! negative boring tactics.,next season will be the same until you and power leave the club.[/p][/quote]...and become a rudderless ship drifting towards admin. Yay. COYMR[/p][/quote]Cooper is the iceberg MARK TITCOMBE
  • Score: 1

7:10pm Mon 10 Mar 14

smirg kcab says...

Robinonfire wrote:
My top 4 of hopeless Swindon F C Managers
MCMAHON
MALPAS
A KING
COOPERMAN

The End
How can you possibly forget the worst ever McDonald?
Shame on you
[quote][p][bold]Robinonfire[/bold] wrote: My top 4 of hopeless Swindon F C Managers MCMAHON MALPAS A KING COOPERMAN The End[/p][/quote]How can you possibly forget the worst ever McDonald? Shame on you smirg kcab
  • Score: 0

7:14pm Mon 10 Mar 14

MARK TITCOMBE says...

Graham8181 wrote:
Definitely not going tomorrow not wasting any more of my hard earned cash watching a manager with no idea on tactics. Watching Swindon has got very very miserable
Haven't been for a while..... Just listening to the radio tells me everything I need to know. Won't waste any of my money till Cooper has gone. New manager with everything else the same would be fine. He's not even good enough to manage a village team.
[quote][p][bold]Graham8181[/bold] wrote: Definitely not going tomorrow not wasting any more of my hard earned cash watching a manager with no idea on tactics. Watching Swindon has got very very miserable[/p][/quote]Haven't been for a while..... Just listening to the radio tells me everything I need to know. Won't waste any of my money till Cooper has gone. New manager with everything else the same would be fine. He's not even good enough to manage a village team. MARK TITCOMBE
  • Score: 0

7:14pm Mon 10 Mar 14

the wizard says...

Robinonfire wrote:
My top 4 of hopeless Swindon F C Managers
MCMAHON
MALPAS
A KING
COOPERMAN

The End
Andy King worked not much short of miracles here with the owners selling players from under his feet. Not so many players and NO money, and still he tried to keep spirits up. Under the circumstances looking back he was not far short of a flippin hero.
[quote][p][bold]Robinonfire[/bold] wrote: My top 4 of hopeless Swindon F C Managers MCMAHON MALPAS A KING COOPERMAN The End[/p][/quote]Andy King worked not much short of miracles here with the owners selling players from under his feet. Not so many players and NO money, and still he tried to keep spirits up. Under the circumstances looking back he was not far short of a flippin hero. the wizard
  • Score: 3

7:14pm Mon 10 Mar 14

RogerJ1969 says...

Robinonfire wrote:
My top 4 of hopeless Swindon F C Managers
MCMAHON
MALPAS
A KING
COOPERMAN

The End
The end, good does that mean the end of your drivel on this site?
[quote][p][bold]Robinonfire[/bold] wrote: My top 4 of hopeless Swindon F C Managers MCMAHON MALPAS A KING COOPERMAN The End[/p][/quote]The end, good does that mean the end of your drivel on this site? RogerJ1969
  • Score: -2

7:16pm Mon 10 Mar 14

MARK TITCOMBE says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Stilloyal wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
I have no complaints whatsoever about our position in the League. What did anyone expect with a makeshift squad? And what is the big deal about the play-offs? There's a 3/1 on chance that they'll end in misery, either after the first two games or at that soulless and expensive monstrosity in west London.

The disappointment for me is that Power has put together such a limp and passionless squad, not surprisingly playing limp and passionless football. Is it any wonder that the County Ground atmosphere is as flat as a pancake when the players are so lacking in energy and purpose? Mr Power, you've got to signal an intent to change it, or the hardcore support will dwindle even more.
Start by getting rid of out of depth manager
Completely disagree Loyal. Given the hand he has been dealt, Cooper has done as well as could be expected. Who would want the job anyway? Di Canio jumped ship because he didn't want to be associated with the inevitable failure when the money ran out, MacDonald hit the road when he realised he'd been fed the same **** as the rest of us. Various other people were spoken to and none of them wanted it.

The problem is too many lightweight passionless players. The manager cares enough. If he gets the chance to build his own team and play his own game I think he'll do well for us.
What a load of Crap!!! You know nothing about this game!
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stilloyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: I have no complaints whatsoever about our position in the League. What did anyone expect with a makeshift squad? And what is the big deal about the play-offs? There's a 3/1 on chance that they'll end in misery, either after the first two games or at that soulless and expensive monstrosity in west London. The disappointment for me is that Power has put together such a limp and passionless squad, not surprisingly playing limp and passionless football. Is it any wonder that the County Ground atmosphere is as flat as a pancake when the players are so lacking in energy and purpose? Mr Power, you've got to signal an intent to change it, or the hardcore support will dwindle even more.[/p][/quote]Start by getting rid of out of depth manager[/p][/quote]Completely disagree Loyal. Given the hand he has been dealt, Cooper has done as well as could be expected. Who would want the job anyway? Di Canio jumped ship because he didn't want to be associated with the inevitable failure when the money ran out, MacDonald hit the road when he realised he'd been fed the same **** as the rest of us. Various other people were spoken to and none of them wanted it. The problem is too many lightweight passionless players. The manager cares enough. If he gets the chance to build his own team and play his own game I think he'll do well for us.[/p][/quote]What a load of Crap!!! You know nothing about this game! MARK TITCOMBE
  • Score: 1

7:26pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Oi Den! says...

the wizard wrote:
Its all down to interpretation I suppose, but I always perceived, "work in progress" as something that gradually got better on the whole with perhaps the odd unforeseen set back, and at the end of the project the finished article being far better than what you started with.

Will somebody please explain that to MC. Please., and the fact that all the other teams have to suffer the same 5h1t refs as we do, often in the same game !!! LOL
But Wiz, it's well known that Cooper is not a "tippy tappy" manager. He has to pass on Power's instructions to the players. He's probably as frustrated as the rest of us that we can't/don't take the game to the opposition. It was obvious from early in the season that we would struggle eventually and that the manager would be Power's fall guy. Power has done much good for our club but it astounds me that he gets off almost scot free when the stick is flying around. I'd wager that when Cooper does eventually leave us he will pop up pretty quickly somewhere else - and his team won't be trying to be Barcelona like our current crop are told to do.
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: Its all down to interpretation I suppose, but I always perceived, "work in progress" as something that gradually got better on the whole with perhaps the odd unforeseen set back, and at the end of the project the finished article being far better than what you started with. Will somebody please explain that to MC. Please., and the fact that all the other teams have to suffer the same 5h1t refs as we do, often in the same game !!! LOL[/p][/quote]But Wiz, it's well known that Cooper is not a "tippy tappy" manager. He has to pass on Power's instructions to the players. He's probably as frustrated as the rest of us that we can't/don't take the game to the opposition. It was obvious from early in the season that we would struggle eventually and that the manager would be Power's fall guy. Power has done much good for our club but it astounds me that he gets off almost scot free when the stick is flying around. I'd wager that when Cooper does eventually leave us he will pop up pretty quickly somewhere else - and his team won't be trying to be Barcelona like our current crop are told to do. Oi Den!
  • Score: 0

7:26pm Mon 10 Mar 14

MARK TITCOMBE says...

Might as well keep Cooper as he will be the only one there on match days soon. Wonder if Power will charge him £25 to watch his own **** ups?
Might as well keep Cooper as he will be the only one there on match days soon. Wonder if Power will charge him £25 to watch his own **** ups? MARK TITCOMBE
  • Score: -1

7:34pm Mon 10 Mar 14

the wizard says...

Oi Den! wrote:
the wizard wrote:
Its all down to interpretation I suppose, but I always perceived, "work in progress" as something that gradually got better on the whole with perhaps the odd unforeseen set back, and at the end of the project the finished article being far better than what you started with.

Will somebody please explain that to MC. Please., and the fact that all the other teams have to suffer the same 5h1t refs as we do, often in the same game !!! LOL
But Wiz, it's well known that Cooper is not a "tippy tappy" manager. He has to pass on Power's instructions to the players. He's probably as frustrated as the rest of us that we can't/don't take the game to the opposition. It was obvious from early in the season that we would struggle eventually and that the manager would be Power's fall guy. Power has done much good for our club but it astounds me that he gets off almost scot free when the stick is flying around. I'd wager that when Cooper does eventually leave us he will pop up pretty quickly somewhere else - and his team won't be trying to be Barcelona like our current crop are told to do.
Good point Den, perhaps Power will give Cooper his blue jumper as a leaving pressie, LOL, mind you, two Coopers could fit in that sheeps jacket.

Sherwood will be looking for a job at some point then I expect him here with shares in the club. You just never know, funny old game, innit !
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: Its all down to interpretation I suppose, but I always perceived, "work in progress" as something that gradually got better on the whole with perhaps the odd unforeseen set back, and at the end of the project the finished article being far better than what you started with. Will somebody please explain that to MC. Please., and the fact that all the other teams have to suffer the same 5h1t refs as we do, often in the same game !!! LOL[/p][/quote]But Wiz, it's well known that Cooper is not a "tippy tappy" manager. He has to pass on Power's instructions to the players. He's probably as frustrated as the rest of us that we can't/don't take the game to the opposition. It was obvious from early in the season that we would struggle eventually and that the manager would be Power's fall guy. Power has done much good for our club but it astounds me that he gets off almost scot free when the stick is flying around. I'd wager that when Cooper does eventually leave us he will pop up pretty quickly somewhere else - and his team won't be trying to be Barcelona like our current crop are told to do.[/p][/quote]Good point Den, perhaps Power will give Cooper his blue jumper as a leaving pressie, LOL, mind you, two Coopers could fit in that sheeps jacket. Sherwood will be looking for a job at some point then I expect him here with shares in the club. You just never know, funny old game, innit ! the wizard
  • Score: 1

7:46pm Mon 10 Mar 14

bearwoodred says...

Robinonfire wrote:
My top 4 of hopeless Swindon F C Managers
MCMAHON
MALPAS
A KING
COOPERMAN

The End
Didn't McMahon get us promoted? Surely you need to add Hart? Wise who disappeared after about 2 games, The guy who took over from Hoddle was not great and in honesty Wilson took a play off team, added in some rubbish and got us relegated! John Trollope a true Town legend, a lovely guy and one of the worst management records ever at Swindon - which was a shame. Also Ford was not great.
[quote][p][bold]Robinonfire[/bold] wrote: My top 4 of hopeless Swindon F C Managers MCMAHON MALPAS A KING COOPERMAN The End[/p][/quote]Didn't McMahon get us promoted? Surely you need to add Hart? Wise who disappeared after about 2 games, The guy who took over from Hoddle was not great and in honesty Wilson took a play off team, added in some rubbish and got us relegated! John Trollope a true Town legend, a lovely guy and one of the worst management records ever at Swindon - which was a shame. Also Ford was not great. bearwoodred
  • Score: 1

7:48pm Mon 10 Mar 14

The Jockster says...

MARK TITCOMBE wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Stilloyal wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
I have no complaints whatsoever about our position in the League. What did anyone expect with a makeshift squad? And what is the big deal about the play-offs? There's a 3/1 on chance that they'll end in misery, either after the first two games or at that soulless and expensive monstrosity in west London.

The disappointment for me is that Power has put together such a limp and passionless squad, not surprisingly playing limp and passionless football. Is it any wonder that the County Ground atmosphere is as flat as a pancake when the players are so lacking in energy and purpose? Mr Power, you've got to signal an intent to change it, or the hardcore support will dwindle even more.
Start by getting rid of out of depth manager
Completely disagree Loyal. Given the hand he has been dealt, Cooper has done as well as could be expected. Who would want the job anyway? Di Canio jumped ship because he didn't want to be associated with the inevitable failure when the money ran out, MacDonald hit the road when he realised he'd been fed the same **** as the rest of us. Various other people were spoken to and none of them wanted it.

The problem is too many lightweight passionless players. The manager cares enough. If he gets the chance to build his own team and play his own game I think he'll do well for us.
What a load of Crap!!! You know nothing about this game!
Aha the troll is back - ask yourself this question - if Typhoo put the Tea in BriTain who put the T!T in T!Tcombe?

Why not join in the debate as an adult and enlighten Den and the rest of us as to why you think he's talking cr@p? Because at the moment his post makes a deal more sense than yours!
[quote][p][bold]MARK TITCOMBE[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stilloyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: I have no complaints whatsoever about our position in the League. What did anyone expect with a makeshift squad? And what is the big deal about the play-offs? There's a 3/1 on chance that they'll end in misery, either after the first two games or at that soulless and expensive monstrosity in west London. The disappointment for me is that Power has put together such a limp and passionless squad, not surprisingly playing limp and passionless football. Is it any wonder that the County Ground atmosphere is as flat as a pancake when the players are so lacking in energy and purpose? Mr Power, you've got to signal an intent to change it, or the hardcore support will dwindle even more.[/p][/quote]Start by getting rid of out of depth manager[/p][/quote]Completely disagree Loyal. Given the hand he has been dealt, Cooper has done as well as could be expected. Who would want the job anyway? Di Canio jumped ship because he didn't want to be associated with the inevitable failure when the money ran out, MacDonald hit the road when he realised he'd been fed the same **** as the rest of us. Various other people were spoken to and none of them wanted it. The problem is too many lightweight passionless players. The manager cares enough. If he gets the chance to build his own team and play his own game I think he'll do well for us.[/p][/quote]What a load of Crap!!! You know nothing about this game![/p][/quote]Aha the troll is back - ask yourself this question - if Typhoo put the Tea in BriTain who put the T!T in T!Tcombe? Why not join in the debate as an adult and enlighten Den and the rest of us as to why you think he's talking cr@p? Because at the moment his post makes a deal more sense than yours! The Jockster
  • Score: 2

7:50pm Mon 10 Mar 14

bearwoodred says...

Oi Den! wrote:
bearwoodred wrote:
going to get shot to pieces here but what the hell!! To all the posters on here today saying that they are not renewing ST's or going anymore because of Cooper or Power, or the bad run or not making the play-offs.

When things are not going as well that is when your support is most needed! It's Swindon we always get things wrong, it's what we do historically, it's why we love our club.

Remember the song sung to Man Utd fans? "Do you come from Manachester"? Sung to people from London/Essex or wherever the people who want to follow a club that wins all the time!

Can you not see the connection here? Only going to see your club when it's winning - then go follow Chelsea or someone.

Your constant posts saying Cooper out are pointless. I did not want PdC anywhere near our club coz he is .. well we all know now. But when he came I got behind him, sang his name and cheered us on because regardless of what he represents is my eyes he was one man out MY club and I want to support my team.

If Cooper goes whenever fine, we move on but he is still one man at our great club. Personally I can see a future with him in charge, but if he isn't then I will still go at every opportunity regardless of how good or bad we are.
A couple of points bearwood:

A lot of the people who post on here never set foot in the County Ground anyway. They claim to "support" the club but offer no practical support whatsoever. (Before anyone jumps on me, I'd add that I'm not talking about people who struggle to get there for whatever reason but the people, be they moaners or superoptimists, who make a lot of fuss on here but can't be bothered to support "their" team).

It is actually not about winning; it's about seeing our team playing with desire and energy. For much of this season we've seen precious little of either. Many games have resembled training sessions. The main objective seems to be to pass the ball around, not to score more goals than the opposition. When the players step onto the pitch, they are representing the supporters. If they can't or won't play with passion, the support will dwindle. We don't need to look as far ahead as next season. It's already happening.
I would agree with all that Den, but my main point was people not going because of what ever reason. Some times I think people need an excuse to stop going which is fine at the moment they have one. A good friend of mine is in a very well known band and he always said that people who follow them alot around the UK often pick an argument with the band or find a complaint rather than just say I have been following them for years and fancy a break.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bearwoodred[/bold] wrote: going to get shot to pieces here but what the hell!! To all the posters on here today saying that they are not renewing ST's or going anymore because of Cooper or Power, or the bad run or not making the play-offs. When things are not going as well that is when your support is most needed! It's Swindon we always get things wrong, it's what we do historically, it's why we love our club. Remember the song sung to Man Utd fans? "Do you come from Manachester"? Sung to people from London/Essex or wherever the people who want to follow a club that wins all the time! Can you not see the connection here? Only going to see your club when it's winning - then go follow Chelsea or someone. Your constant posts saying Cooper out are pointless. I did not want PdC anywhere near our club coz he is .. well we all know now. But when he came I got behind him, sang his name and cheered us on because regardless of what he represents is my eyes he was one man out MY club and I want to support my team. If Cooper goes whenever fine, we move on but he is still one man at our great club. Personally I can see a future with him in charge, but if he isn't then I will still go at every opportunity regardless of how good or bad we are.[/p][/quote]A couple of points bearwood: A lot of the people who post on here never set foot in the County Ground anyway. They claim to "support" the club but offer no practical support whatsoever. (Before anyone jumps on me, I'd add that I'm not talking about people who struggle to get there for whatever reason but the people, be they moaners or superoptimists, who make a lot of fuss on here but can't be bothered to support "their" team). It is actually not about winning; it's about seeing our team playing with desire and energy. For much of this season we've seen precious little of either. Many games have resembled training sessions. The main objective seems to be to pass the ball around, not to score more goals than the opposition. When the players step onto the pitch, they are representing the supporters. If they can't or won't play with passion, the support will dwindle. We don't need to look as far ahead as next season. It's already happening.[/p][/quote]I would agree with all that Den, but my main point was people not going because of what ever reason. Some times I think people need an excuse to stop going which is fine at the moment they have one. A good friend of mine is in a very well known band and he always said that people who follow them alot around the UK often pick an argument with the band or find a complaint rather than just say I have been following them for years and fancy a break. bearwoodred
  • Score: 0

8:02pm Mon 10 Mar 14

bearwoodred says...

MidlandRobin wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
bearwoodred wrote:
going to get shot to pieces here but what the hell!! To all the posters on here today saying that they are not renewing ST's or going anymore because of Cooper or Power, or the bad run or not making the play-offs.

When things are not going as well that is when your support is most needed! It's Swindon we always get things wrong, it's what we do historically, it's why we love our club.

Remember the song sung to Man Utd fans? "Do you come from Manachester"? Sung to people from London/Essex or wherever the people who want to follow a club that wins all the time!

Can you not see the connection here? Only going to see your club when it's winning - then go follow Chelsea or someone.

Your constant posts saying Cooper out are pointless. I did not want PdC anywhere near our club coz he is .. well we all know now. But when he came I got behind him, sang his name and cheered us on because regardless of what he represents is my eyes he was one man out MY club and I want to support my team.

If Cooper goes whenever fine, we move on but he is still one man at our great club. Personally I can see a future with him in charge, but if he isn't then I will still go at every opportunity regardless of how good or bad we are.
A couple of points bearwood:

A lot of the people who post on here never set foot in the County Ground anyway. They claim to "support" the club but offer no practical support whatsoever. (Before anyone jumps on me, I'd add that I'm not talking about people who struggle to get there for whatever reason but the people, be they moaners or superoptimists, who make a lot of fuss on here but can't be bothered to support "their" team).

It is actually not about winning; it's about seeing our team playing with desire and energy. For much of this season we've seen precious little of either. Many games have resembled training sessions. The main objective seems to be to pass the ball around, not to score more goals than the opposition. When the players step onto the pitch, they are representing the supporters. If they can't or won't play with passion, the support will dwindle. We don't need to look as far ahead as next season. It's already happening.
If you don't say anything about Cooper and the way the team plays, then nothing will change. And it's clear from the stats stated earlier by HB1908, since Christmas we've gone backwards rather than forwards. It is clear that this group of players are not good enough to play this way, it's patently obvious.

There is a serious danger that we won't win again this season, as the recent 1 win in 10 games shows, when we've largely played teams in the bottom half of the table. My fear is that therefore if this team and style of play is carried forward into next season, division 2 beckons if nothing is done, that's why it's important to speak up NOW. This is not 'work in progess' as Cooper keeps saying. How is it work in progress?

IMO Cooper has had his chance and is found wanting...
Fine but writing Cooper out on here makes absolutely no difference at all, none. People are right that Cooper is lacking in certain areas of management but others are probably right that he should be better next season.

For me the crux is supporting your team regardless. He seems like a nice guy to me, takes things on the chin, sees what needs doing and yet fans have never got behind him and I think that is harsh. I really do not care if people want to come on here and say "it's coz he is rubbish" until a month or so ago he wasn't was he? Not really, we were in the play off frame and close to Wembley both those slip away and off we go. I be the first to admit that the away form is a mystery at times but even in the rubbish run at the moment so of the results away have been better than when we were closer to the 6th spot.

Also ask the fans not planning on coming again! When we went to Wembley did you say anything about the 30k fans there and where they during the season? Bet ya did, but is what you are doing the same thing, turn up when we may get in the playoffs!

Power is going to decide when his times up not us! If ST sales do drop and we do well there will be a lot of people with egg on their face!

I agree with Oxon and 61 a steady growth and improvement building year on year is what our club really needs.
[quote][p][bold]MidlandRobin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bearwoodred[/bold] wrote: going to get shot to pieces here but what the hell!! To all the posters on here today saying that they are not renewing ST's or going anymore because of Cooper or Power, or the bad run or not making the play-offs. When things are not going as well that is when your support is most needed! It's Swindon we always get things wrong, it's what we do historically, it's why we love our club. Remember the song sung to Man Utd fans? "Do you come from Manachester"? Sung to people from London/Essex or wherever the people who want to follow a club that wins all the time! Can you not see the connection here? Only going to see your club when it's winning - then go follow Chelsea or someone. Your constant posts saying Cooper out are pointless. I did not want PdC anywhere near our club coz he is .. well we all know now. But when he came I got behind him, sang his name and cheered us on because regardless of what he represents is my eyes he was one man out MY club and I want to support my team. If Cooper goes whenever fine, we move on but he is still one man at our great club. Personally I can see a future with him in charge, but if he isn't then I will still go at every opportunity regardless of how good or bad we are.[/p][/quote]A couple of points bearwood: A lot of the people who post on here never set foot in the County Ground anyway. They claim to "support" the club but offer no practical support whatsoever. (Before anyone jumps on me, I'd add that I'm not talking about people who struggle to get there for whatever reason but the people, be they moaners or superoptimists, who make a lot of fuss on here but can't be bothered to support "their" team). It is actually not about winning; it's about seeing our team playing with desire and energy. For much of this season we've seen precious little of either. Many games have resembled training sessions. The main objective seems to be to pass the ball around, not to score more goals than the opposition. When the players step onto the pitch, they are representing the supporters. If they can't or won't play with passion, the support will dwindle. We don't need to look as far ahead as next season. It's already happening.[/p][/quote]If you don't say anything about Cooper and the way the team plays, then nothing will change. And it's clear from the stats stated earlier by HB1908, since Christmas we've gone backwards rather than forwards. It is clear that this group of players are not good enough to play this way, it's patently obvious. There is a serious danger that we won't win again this season, as the recent 1 win in 10 games shows, when we've largely played teams in the bottom half of the table. My fear is that therefore if this team and style of play is carried forward into next season, division 2 beckons if nothing is done, that's why it's important to speak up NOW. This is not 'work in progess' as Cooper keeps saying. How is it work in progress? IMO Cooper has had his chance and is found wanting...[/p][/quote]Fine but writing Cooper out on here makes absolutely no difference at all, none. People are right that Cooper is lacking in certain areas of management but others are probably right that he should be better next season. For me the crux is supporting your team regardless. He seems like a nice guy to me, takes things on the chin, sees what needs doing and yet fans have never got behind him and I think that is harsh. I really do not care if people want to come on here and say "it's coz he is rubbish" until a month or so ago he wasn't was he? Not really, we were in the play off frame and close to Wembley both those slip away and off we go. I be the first to admit that the away form is a mystery at times but even in the rubbish run at the moment so of the results away have been better than when we were closer to the 6th spot. Also ask the fans not planning on coming again! When we went to Wembley did you say anything about the 30k fans there and where they during the season? Bet ya did, but is what you are doing the same thing, turn up when we may get in the playoffs! Power is going to decide when his times up not us! If ST sales do drop and we do well there will be a lot of people with egg on their face! I agree with Oxon and 61 a steady growth and improvement building year on year is what our club really needs. bearwoodred
  • Score: 0

8:03pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Cookie43 says...

Robinonfire wrote:
My top 4 of hopeless Swindon F C Managers
MCMAHON
MALPAS
A KING
COOPERMAN

The End
Is that the same McMahon who got us promoted as champions?
and the same Andy King who with NO MONEY transfer embargo's got to a penalty shoot out away from the play off final away at Brighton and the same Andy king who away at leeds who were then in the premier took us to a whisker of beating them only took a freak goal by Paul Robinson to beat us.
MY Top 4 of Dick head 1. Robinonfire. 2. Robinonfire. 3.Robinonfire.4.Robi
nonfire
[quote][p][bold]Robinonfire[/bold] wrote: My top 4 of hopeless Swindon F C Managers MCMAHON MALPAS A KING COOPERMAN The End[/p][/quote]Is that the same McMahon who got us promoted as champions? and the same Andy King who with NO MONEY transfer embargo's got to a penalty shoot out away from the play off final away at Brighton and the same Andy king who away at leeds who were then in the premier took us to a whisker of beating them only took a freak goal by Paul Robinson to beat us. MY Top 4 of Dick head 1. Robinonfire. 2. Robinonfire. 3.Robinonfire.4.Robi nonfire Cookie43
  • Score: 1

8:04pm Mon 10 Mar 14

bearwoodred says...

MARK TITCOMBE wrote:
Graham8181 wrote:
Definitely not going tomorrow not wasting any more of my hard earned cash watching a manager with no idea on tactics. Watching Swindon has got very very miserable
Haven't been for a while..... Just listening to the radio tells me everything I need to know. Won't waste any of my money till Cooper has gone. New manager with everything else the same would be fine. He's not even good enough to manage a village team.
my nomination for Radio 5 Lives League One supporter of the year
[quote][p][bold]MARK TITCOMBE[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Graham8181[/bold] wrote: Definitely not going tomorrow not wasting any more of my hard earned cash watching a manager with no idea on tactics. Watching Swindon has got very very miserable[/p][/quote]Haven't been for a while..... Just listening to the radio tells me everything I need to know. Won't waste any of my money till Cooper has gone. New manager with everything else the same would be fine. He's not even good enough to manage a village team.[/p][/quote]my nomination for Radio 5 Lives League One supporter of the year bearwoodred
  • Score: 1

8:07pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Cookie43 says...

Cookie43 wrote:
Cookie43 wrote:
bradley red 1 wrote:
Have a look at how many games you have set the team up to draw and not go on to win matches so far you and power between you, have lost a chance to play the final at wembley and lost at least 18 points in the league! negative boring tactics.,next season will be the same until you and power leave the club.
And be replaced by?
Its obvious you detest and hate power and cooper because of your constant posts of abuse aimed at power and cooper.
But you never give us your alternative many on here have asked you many many times for your ideas.
So i will ask again you want power out so who would you want in to take over? Who would want it ?
What manager would you want realistically cause the likes of hoddle etc just aint gonna happen.
So again i ask Bradley Red who would you suggest as alternatives please.?
Still waiting Bradley Red
I will ask again
Who should take over our club and run it and who should they bring is as manager??
Still Waiting Bradley Red
[quote][p][bold]Cookie43[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cookie43[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bradley red 1[/bold] wrote: Have a look at how many games you have set the team up to draw and not go on to win matches so far you and power between you, have lost a chance to play the final at wembley and lost at least 18 points in the league! negative boring tactics.,next season will be the same until you and power leave the club.[/p][/quote]And be replaced by? Its obvious you detest and hate power and cooper because of your constant posts of abuse aimed at power and cooper. But you never give us your alternative many on here have asked you many many times for your ideas. So i will ask again you want power out so who would you want in to take over? Who would want it ? What manager would you want realistically cause the likes of hoddle etc just aint gonna happen. So again i ask Bradley Red who would you suggest as alternatives please.?[/p][/quote]Still waiting Bradley Red I will ask again Who should take over our club and run it and who should they bring is as manager??[/p][/quote]Still Waiting Bradley Red Cookie43
  • Score: -1

8:14pm Mon 10 Mar 14

bearwoodred says...

Cookie43 wrote:
Cookie43 wrote:
Cookie43 wrote:
bradley red 1 wrote:
Have a look at how many games you have set the team up to draw and not go on to win matches so far you and power between you, have lost a chance to play the final at wembley and lost at least 18 points in the league! negative boring tactics.,next season will be the same until you and power leave the club.
And be replaced by?
Its obvious you detest and hate power and cooper because of your constant posts of abuse aimed at power and cooper.
But you never give us your alternative many on here have asked you many many times for your ideas.
So i will ask again you want power out so who would you want in to take over? Who would want it ?
What manager would you want realistically cause the likes of hoddle etc just aint gonna happen.
So again i ask Bradley Red who would you suggest as alternatives please.?
Still waiting Bradley Red
I will ask again
Who should take over our club and run it and who should they bring is as manager??
Still Waiting Bradley Red
I suspect some hard core googling going on here Cookie!
[quote][p][bold]Cookie43[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cookie43[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cookie43[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bradley red 1[/bold] wrote: Have a look at how many games you have set the team up to draw and not go on to win matches so far you and power between you, have lost a chance to play the final at wembley and lost at least 18 points in the league! negative boring tactics.,next season will be the same until you and power leave the club.[/p][/quote]And be replaced by? Its obvious you detest and hate power and cooper because of your constant posts of abuse aimed at power and cooper. But you never give us your alternative many on here have asked you many many times for your ideas. So i will ask again you want power out so who would you want in to take over? Who would want it ? What manager would you want realistically cause the likes of hoddle etc just aint gonna happen. So again i ask Bradley Red who would you suggest as alternatives please.?[/p][/quote]Still waiting Bradley Red I will ask again Who should take over our club and run it and who should they bring is as manager??[/p][/quote]Still Waiting Bradley Red[/p][/quote]I suspect some hard core googling going on here Cookie! bearwoodred
  • Score: -1

8:34pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Oi Den! says...

bearwoodred wrote:
MARK TITCOMBE wrote:
Graham8181 wrote:
Definitely not going tomorrow not wasting any more of my hard earned cash watching a manager with no idea on tactics. Watching Swindon has got very very miserable
Haven't been for a while..... Just listening to the radio tells me everything I need to know. Won't waste any of my money till Cooper has gone. New manager with everything else the same would be fine. He's not even good enough to manage a village team.
my nomination for Radio 5 Lives League One supporter of the year
Just listening to the radio tells him everything he needs to know.

And I think we probably need to know no more than that.
[quote][p][bold]bearwoodred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MARK TITCOMBE[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Graham8181[/bold] wrote: Definitely not going tomorrow not wasting any more of my hard earned cash watching a manager with no idea on tactics. Watching Swindon has got very very miserable[/p][/quote]Haven't been for a while..... Just listening to the radio tells me everything I need to know. Won't waste any of my money till Cooper has gone. New manager with everything else the same would be fine. He's not even good enough to manage a village team.[/p][/quote]my nomination for Radio 5 Lives League One supporter of the year[/p][/quote]Just listening to the radio tells him everything he needs to know. And I think we probably need to know no more than that. Oi Den!
  • Score: 0

8:40pm Mon 10 Mar 14

alchafreds says...

Cookie43 wrote:
Cookie43 wrote:
Cookie43 wrote:
bradley red 1 wrote:
Have a look at how many games you have set the team up to draw and not go on to win matches so far you and power between you, have lost a chance to play the final at wembley and lost at least 18 points in the league! negative boring tactics.,next season will be the same until you and power leave the club.
And be replaced by?
Its obvious you detest and hate power and cooper because of your constant posts of abuse aimed at power and cooper.
But you never give us your alternative many on here have asked you many many times for your ideas.
So i will ask again you want power out so who would you want in to take over? Who would want it ?
What manager would you want realistically cause the likes of hoddle etc just aint gonna happen.
So again i ask Bradley Red who would you suggest as alternatives please.?
Still waiting Bradley Red
I will ask again
Who should take over our club and run it and who should they bring is as manager??
Still Waiting Bradley Red
dont see what the problem is with that statement
just how many games do want to see us defend defend defend when clearly we cant
[quote][p][bold]Cookie43[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cookie43[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cookie43[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bradley red 1[/bold] wrote: Have a look at how many games you have set the team up to draw and not go on to win matches so far you and power between you, have lost a chance to play the final at wembley and lost at least 18 points in the league! negative boring tactics.,next season will be the same until you and power leave the club.[/p][/quote]And be replaced by? Its obvious you detest and hate power and cooper because of your constant posts of abuse aimed at power and cooper. But you never give us your alternative many on here have asked you many many times for your ideas. So i will ask again you want power out so who would you want in to take over? Who would want it ? What manager would you want realistically cause the likes of hoddle etc just aint gonna happen. So again i ask Bradley Red who would you suggest as alternatives please.?[/p][/quote]Still waiting Bradley Red I will ask again Who should take over our club and run it and who should they bring is as manager??[/p][/quote]Still Waiting Bradley Red[/p][/quote]dont see what the problem is with that statement just how many games do want to see us defend defend defend when clearly we cant alchafreds
  • Score: 1

8:43pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Oxon-Red says...

MARK TITCOMBE wrote:
Oxon-Red wrote:
bradley red 1 wrote:
Have a look at how many games you have set the team up to draw and not go on to win matches so far you and power between you, have lost a chance to play the final at wembley and lost at least 18 points in the league! negative boring tactics.,next season will be the same until you and power leave the club.
...and become a rudderless ship drifting towards admin.


Yay.

COYMR
Cooper is the iceberg
A lot more under the surface.
[quote][p][bold]MARK TITCOMBE[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bradley red 1[/bold] wrote: Have a look at how many games you have set the team up to draw and not go on to win matches so far you and power between you, have lost a chance to play the final at wembley and lost at least 18 points in the league! negative boring tactics.,next season will be the same until you and power leave the club.[/p][/quote]...and become a rudderless ship drifting towards admin. Yay. COYMR[/p][/quote]Cooper is the iceberg[/p][/quote]A lot more under the surface. Oxon-Red
  • Score: 0

8:44pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Oxon-Red says...

The Jockster wrote:
Oxon-Red wrote:
Please Mark, bring back Miles and play him for the remainder of the season.

If nothing else it will put to bed one way or another the belief that he is the answer. If he isn't up to it then Jockster can find an appropriate nickname for him. Perhaps we can call him Brian for now as he is either the Messiah or a very naughty...

COYMR
Think you might be right Den!
?

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: Please Mark, bring back Miles and play him for the remainder of the season. If nothing else it will put to bed one way or another the belief that he is the answer. If he isn't up to it then Jockster can find an appropriate nickname for him. Perhaps we can call him Brian for now as he is either the Messiah or a very naughty... COYMR[/p][/quote]Think you might be right Den![/p][/quote]? COYMR Oxon-Red
  • Score: 0

8:53pm Mon 10 Mar 14

King Red says...

With inconsistent performances all season, the play - offs were never going to be a reality.
Even if we did scrape in, we haven't been able to perform in successive games.
Teams with momentum win the play - offs. This season it could well be Sheffield United with the run they are on.
Wolves and Brentford to go up automatic.
With inconsistent performances all season, the play - offs were never going to be a reality. Even if we did scrape in, we haven't been able to perform in successive games. Teams with momentum win the play - offs. This season it could well be Sheffield United with the run they are on. Wolves and Brentford to go up automatic. King Red
  • Score: -1

9:27pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Cookie43 says...

alchafreds wrote:
Cookie43 wrote:
Cookie43 wrote:
Cookie43 wrote:
bradley red 1 wrote:
Have a look at how many games you have set the team up to draw and not go on to win matches so far you and power between you, have lost a chance to play the final at wembley and lost at least 18 points in the league! negative boring tactics.,next season will be the same until you and power leave the club.
And be replaced by?
Its obvious you detest and hate power and cooper because of your constant posts of abuse aimed at power and cooper.
But you never give us your alternative many on here have asked you many many times for your ideas.
So i will ask again you want power out so who would you want in to take over? Who would want it ?
What manager would you want realistically cause the likes of hoddle etc just aint gonna happen.
So again i ask Bradley Red who would you suggest as alternatives please.?
Still waiting Bradley Red
I will ask again
Who should take over our club and run it and who should they bring is as manager??
Still Waiting Bradley Red
dont see what the problem is with that statement
just how many games do want to see us defend defend defend when clearly we cant
Absolutely nothing wrong with the statement its opinions but Bradley red has consistently hurled abuse at both Cooper and power all I and a few others are asking who he thinks should take over the club and run it both at board level and on the pitch.
[quote][p][bold]alchafreds[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cookie43[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cookie43[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cookie43[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bradley red 1[/bold] wrote: Have a look at how many games you have set the team up to draw and not go on to win matches so far you and power between you, have lost a chance to play the final at wembley and lost at least 18 points in the league! negative boring tactics.,next season will be the same until you and power leave the club.[/p][/quote]And be replaced by? Its obvious you detest and hate power and cooper because of your constant posts of abuse aimed at power and cooper. But you never give us your alternative many on here have asked you many many times for your ideas. So i will ask again you want power out so who would you want in to take over? Who would want it ? What manager would you want realistically cause the likes of hoddle etc just aint gonna happen. So again i ask Bradley Red who would you suggest as alternatives please.?[/p][/quote]Still waiting Bradley Red I will ask again Who should take over our club and run it and who should they bring is as manager??[/p][/quote]Still Waiting Bradley Red[/p][/quote]dont see what the problem is with that statement just how many games do want to see us defend defend defend when clearly we cant[/p][/quote]Absolutely nothing wrong with the statement its opinions but Bradley red has consistently hurled abuse at both Cooper and power all I and a few others are asking who he thinks should take over the club and run it both at board level and on the pitch. Cookie43
  • Score: 0

10:23pm Mon 10 Mar 14

The Jockster says...

Oxon-Red wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
Oxon-Red wrote:
Please Mark, bring back Miles and play him for the remainder of the season.

If nothing else it will put to bed one way or another the belief that he is the answer. If he isn't up to it then Jockster can find an appropriate nickname for him. Perhaps we can call him Brian for now as he is either the Messiah or a very naughty...

COYMR
Think you might be right Den!
?

COYMR
Wrong quote oxon - sorry!
[quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: Please Mark, bring back Miles and play him for the remainder of the season. If nothing else it will put to bed one way or another the belief that he is the answer. If he isn't up to it then Jockster can find an appropriate nickname for him. Perhaps we can call him Brian for now as he is either the Messiah or a very naughty... COYMR[/p][/quote]Think you might be right Den![/p][/quote]? COYMR[/p][/quote]Wrong quote oxon - sorry! The Jockster
  • Score: 0

10:49pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Di kanny oh says...

The play offs are not over as they were never ever a realistic proposition and anyone who considers they were must be on the planet Zonk and need to come back to earth and get real. The team was decimated and rebuilt on a massive scale unseen at most clubs and with such a young squad things looked bleak with expectations banking on just survival in this division. Anyone who expected us to stroll into the play offs must be sniffing glue even though we have come frightingly close and have been dealt some cruel blows with injuries but also indiscipline issues with bookings and suspensions. Loosing Ranger has been massive. Just imagine had we been able to keep Ajose and Ranger as a strike partnership then just may be we could have reached the impossible and got even higher up this league. In my book 47 points and 8th spot is truly fantastic as was some of the football this season and any team that looses two strikers with 20 goals between them are going to find it hard going. One issue I do have is seeing Cooper slumped in the dugout when he should be on the line encouraging his young players and this is not good to see. I have just renewed my season ticket online which was quite complicated but got there in the end but to get 10% discount and interest free payments too is just fantastic and far too good to miss. At just £14.67 per game is brilliant and I am a STFC fans as when we loose it really hurts and yes its been frustrating in large parts this season but also we have had some superb football at times and the rebuilding is a complex and sometimes long process but we have to remember that so many players and young ones at that have been brought in and patience will definitely be needed. We may be guilty even of letting our expectations get the better of us with our lofty position in the league which actually is better than most expected but then we have the fan who demands that we stroll into the play offs otherwise the manager is a pile of cr*p. Yes we all know who they are on this site don't we. Cooper is not the finished article and neither are some of the players but I would rather have Mark than the last guy in charge or some of the tripe before Di Canio. McDonald was like a fish out of water although he drank gallons of the stuff during a game and must have had a bladder the size of his head but manager no ,and he was clueless. Mark Cooper needs to show better attributes on the touchline during a game as I don't like the resigning attitude to giving up because if he shows it then how can he expect his players to act differently. Its always hard being a Town fan and frustrating too it seems but are we different to any other fans, what would it be like for Fulham fans right now or Torquay fans about to face going out of the league so I wonder is life really so bad at STFC. Realism is required and expectations kept under control but with the savage change of personnel that transpired at the start of the season it will certainly take time to rebuild this team but I feel we are certainly going in the right direction and slow but sure and small steps needed. WE ARE CERTAINLY NOT READY FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP AND THAT IS A FACT. Lets hope tomorrow night the volume is much higher than Saturday as that was like a morgue and surely rubs of on the players. We must do better even though the players may well frustrate us and contribute to the lacking atmosphere around the ground but lets not forget we are all on the same side aren't we.
The play offs are not over as they were never ever a realistic proposition and anyone who considers they were must be on the planet Zonk and need to come back to earth and get real. The team was decimated and rebuilt on a massive scale unseen at most clubs and with such a young squad things looked bleak with expectations banking on just survival in this division. Anyone who expected us to stroll into the play offs must be sniffing glue even though we have come frightingly close and have been dealt some cruel blows with injuries but also indiscipline issues with bookings and suspensions. Loosing Ranger has been massive. Just imagine had we been able to keep Ajose and Ranger as a strike partnership then just may be we could have reached the impossible and got even higher up this league. In my book 47 points and 8th spot is truly fantastic as was some of the football this season and any team that looses two strikers with 20 goals between them are going to find it hard going. One issue I do have is seeing Cooper slumped in the dugout when he should be on the line encouraging his young players and this is not good to see. I have just renewed my season ticket online which was quite complicated but got there in the end but to get 10% discount and interest free payments too is just fantastic and far too good to miss. At just £14.67 per game is brilliant and I am a STFC fans as when we loose it really hurts and yes its been frustrating in large parts this season but also we have had some superb football at times and the rebuilding is a complex and sometimes long process but we have to remember that so many players and young ones at that have been brought in and patience will definitely be needed. We may be guilty even of letting our expectations get the better of us with our lofty position in the league which actually is better than most expected but then we have the fan who demands that we stroll into the play offs otherwise the manager is a pile of cr*p. Yes we all know who they are on this site don't we. Cooper is not the finished article and neither are some of the players but I would rather have Mark than the last guy in charge or some of the tripe before Di Canio. McDonald was like a fish out of water although he drank gallons of the stuff during a game and must have had a bladder the size of his head but manager no ,and he was clueless. Mark Cooper needs to show better attributes on the touchline during a game as I don't like the resigning attitude to giving up because if he shows it then how can he expect his players to act differently. Its always hard being a Town fan and frustrating too it seems but are we different to any other fans, what would it be like for Fulham fans right now or Torquay fans about to face going out of the league so I wonder is life really so bad at STFC. Realism is required and expectations kept under control but with the savage change of personnel that transpired at the start of the season it will certainly take time to rebuild this team but I feel we are certainly going in the right direction and slow but sure and small steps needed. WE ARE CERTAINLY NOT READY FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP AND THAT IS A FACT. Lets hope tomorrow night the volume is much higher than Saturday as that was like a morgue and surely rubs of on the players. We must do better even though the players may well frustrate us and contribute to the lacking atmosphere around the ground but lets not forget we are all on the same side aren't we. Di kanny oh
  • Score: 3

11:13pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Oxon-Red says...

Di kanny oh wrote:
The play offs are not over as they were never ever a realistic proposition and anyone who considers they were must be on the planet Zonk and need to come back to earth and get real. The team was decimated and rebuilt on a massive scale unseen at most clubs and with such a young squad things looked bleak with expectations banking on just survival in this division. Anyone who expected us to stroll into the play offs must be sniffing glue even though we have come frightingly close and have been dealt some cruel blows with injuries but also indiscipline issues with bookings and suspensions. Loosing Ranger has been massive. Just imagine had we been able to keep Ajose and Ranger as a strike partnership then just may be we could have reached the impossible and got even higher up this league. In my book 47 points and 8th spot is truly fantastic as was some of the football this season and any team that looses two strikers with 20 goals between them are going to find it hard going. One issue I do have is seeing Cooper slumped in the dugout when he should be on the line encouraging his young players and this is not good to see. I have just renewed my season ticket online which was quite complicated but got there in the end but to get 10% discount and interest free payments too is just fantastic and far too good to miss. At just £14.67 per game is brilliant and I am a STFC fans as when we loose it really hurts and yes its been frustrating in large parts this season but also we have had some superb football at times and the rebuilding is a complex and sometimes long process but we have to remember that so many players and young ones at that have been brought in and patience will definitely be needed. We may be guilty even of letting our expectations get the better of us with our lofty position in the league which actually is better than most expected but then we have the fan who demands that we stroll into the play offs otherwise the manager is a pile of cr*p. Yes we all know who they are on this site don't we. Cooper is not the finished article and neither are some of the players but I would rather have Mark than the last guy in charge or some of the tripe before Di Canio. McDonald was like a fish out of water although he drank gallons of the stuff during a game and must have had a bladder the size of his head but manager no ,and he was clueless. Mark Cooper needs to show better attributes on the touchline during a game as I don't like the resigning attitude to giving up because if he shows it then how can he expect his players to act differently. Its always hard being a Town fan and frustrating too it seems but are we different to any other fans, what would it be like for Fulham fans right now or Torquay fans about to face going out of the league so I wonder is life really so bad at STFC. Realism is required and expectations kept under control but with the savage change of personnel that transpired at the start of the season it will certainly take time to rebuild this team but I feel we are certainly going in the right direction and slow but sure and small steps needed. WE ARE CERTAINLY NOT READY FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP AND THAT IS A FACT. Lets hope tomorrow night the volume is much higher than Saturday as that was like a morgue and surely rubs of on the players. We must do better even though the players may well frustrate us and contribute to the lacking atmosphere around the ground but lets not forget we are all on the same side aren't we.
Well said (bit hard to read as one massive paragraph but good all the same)..

We have had highs (which have been forgotten) and we have seen Bale, Torres, Mata and a number of other top players on our hallowed turf. When did that last happen ?

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]Di kanny oh[/bold] wrote: The play offs are not over as they were never ever a realistic proposition and anyone who considers they were must be on the planet Zonk and need to come back to earth and get real. The team was decimated and rebuilt on a massive scale unseen at most clubs and with such a young squad things looked bleak with expectations banking on just survival in this division. Anyone who expected us to stroll into the play offs must be sniffing glue even though we have come frightingly close and have been dealt some cruel blows with injuries but also indiscipline issues with bookings and suspensions. Loosing Ranger has been massive. Just imagine had we been able to keep Ajose and Ranger as a strike partnership then just may be we could have reached the impossible and got even higher up this league. In my book 47 points and 8th spot is truly fantastic as was some of the football this season and any team that looses two strikers with 20 goals between them are going to find it hard going. One issue I do have is seeing Cooper slumped in the dugout when he should be on the line encouraging his young players and this is not good to see. I have just renewed my season ticket online which was quite complicated but got there in the end but to get 10% discount and interest free payments too is just fantastic and far too good to miss. At just £14.67 per game is brilliant and I am a STFC fans as when we loose it really hurts and yes its been frustrating in large parts this season but also we have had some superb football at times and the rebuilding is a complex and sometimes long process but we have to remember that so many players and young ones at that have been brought in and patience will definitely be needed. We may be guilty even of letting our expectations get the better of us with our lofty position in the league which actually is better than most expected but then we have the fan who demands that we stroll into the play offs otherwise the manager is a pile of cr*p. Yes we all know who they are on this site don't we. Cooper is not the finished article and neither are some of the players but I would rather have Mark than the last guy in charge or some of the tripe before Di Canio. McDonald was like a fish out of water although he drank gallons of the stuff during a game and must have had a bladder the size of his head but manager no ,and he was clueless. Mark Cooper needs to show better attributes on the touchline during a game as I don't like the resigning attitude to giving up because if he shows it then how can he expect his players to act differently. Its always hard being a Town fan and frustrating too it seems but are we different to any other fans, what would it be like for Fulham fans right now or Torquay fans about to face going out of the league so I wonder is life really so bad at STFC. Realism is required and expectations kept under control but with the savage change of personnel that transpired at the start of the season it will certainly take time to rebuild this team but I feel we are certainly going in the right direction and slow but sure and small steps needed. WE ARE CERTAINLY NOT READY FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP AND THAT IS A FACT. Lets hope tomorrow night the volume is much higher than Saturday as that was like a morgue and surely rubs of on the players. We must do better even though the players may well frustrate us and contribute to the lacking atmosphere around the ground but lets not forget we are all on the same side aren't we.[/p][/quote]Well said (bit hard to read as one massive paragraph but good all the same).. We have had highs (which have been forgotten) and we have seen Bale, Torres, Mata and a number of other top players on our hallowed turf. When did that last happen ? COYMR Oxon-Red
  • Score: 0

11:35pm Mon 10 Mar 14

the wizard says...

Di kanny oh wrote:
The play offs are not over as they were never ever a realistic proposition and anyone who considers they were must be on the planet Zonk and need to come back to earth and get real. The team was decimated and rebuilt on a massive scale unseen at most clubs and with such a young squad things looked bleak with expectations banking on just survival in this division. Anyone who expected us to stroll into the play offs must be sniffing glue even though we have come frightingly close and have been dealt some cruel blows with injuries but also indiscipline issues with bookings and suspensions. Loosing Ranger has been massive. Just imagine had we been able to keep Ajose and Ranger as a strike partnership then just may be we could have reached the impossible and got even higher up this league. In my book 47 points and 8th spot is truly fantastic as was some of the football this season and any team that looses two strikers with 20 goals between them are going to find it hard going. One issue I do have is seeing Cooper slumped in the dugout when he should be on the line encouraging his young players and this is not good to see. I have just renewed my season ticket online which was quite complicated but got there in the end but to get 10% discount and interest free payments too is just fantastic and far too good to miss. At just £14.67 per game is brilliant and I am a STFC fans as when we loose it really hurts and yes its been frustrating in large parts this season but also we have had some superb football at times and the rebuilding is a complex and sometimes long process but we have to remember that so many players and young ones at that have been brought in and patience will definitely be needed. We may be guilty even of letting our expectations get the better of us with our lofty position in the league which actually is better than most expected but then we have the fan who demands that we stroll into the play offs otherwise the manager is a pile of cr*p. Yes we all know who they are on this site don't we. Cooper is not the finished article and neither are some of the players but I would rather have Mark than the last guy in charge or some of the tripe before Di Canio. McDonald was like a fish out of water although he drank gallons of the stuff during a game and must have had a bladder the size of his head but manager no ,and he was clueless. Mark Cooper needs to show better attributes on the touchline during a game as I don't like the resigning attitude to giving up because if he shows it then how can he expect his players to act differently. Its always hard being a Town fan and frustrating too it seems but are we different to any other fans, what would it be like for Fulham fans right now or Torquay fans about to face going out of the league so I wonder is life really so bad at STFC. Realism is required and expectations kept under control but with the savage change of personnel that transpired at the start of the season it will certainly take time to rebuild this team but I feel we are certainly going in the right direction and slow but sure and small steps needed. WE ARE CERTAINLY NOT READY FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP AND THAT IS A FACT. Lets hope tomorrow night the volume is much higher than Saturday as that was like a morgue and surely rubs of on the players. We must do better even though the players may well frustrate us and contribute to the lacking atmosphere around the ground but lets not forget we are all on the same side aren't we.
Your best post..............ev
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[quote][p][bold]Di kanny oh[/bold] wrote: The play offs are not over as they were never ever a realistic proposition and anyone who considers they were must be on the planet Zonk and need to come back to earth and get real. The team was decimated and rebuilt on a massive scale unseen at most clubs and with such a young squad things looked bleak with expectations banking on just survival in this division. Anyone who expected us to stroll into the play offs must be sniffing glue even though we have come frightingly close and have been dealt some cruel blows with injuries but also indiscipline issues with bookings and suspensions. Loosing Ranger has been massive. Just imagine had we been able to keep Ajose and Ranger as a strike partnership then just may be we could have reached the impossible and got even higher up this league. In my book 47 points and 8th spot is truly fantastic as was some of the football this season and any team that looses two strikers with 20 goals between them are going to find it hard going. One issue I do have is seeing Cooper slumped in the dugout when he should be on the line encouraging his young players and this is not good to see. I have just renewed my season ticket online which was quite complicated but got there in the end but to get 10% discount and interest free payments too is just fantastic and far too good to miss. At just £14.67 per game is brilliant and I am a STFC fans as when we loose it really hurts and yes its been frustrating in large parts this season but also we have had some superb football at times and the rebuilding is a complex and sometimes long process but we have to remember that so many players and young ones at that have been brought in and patience will definitely be needed. We may be guilty even of letting our expectations get the better of us with our lofty position in the league which actually is better than most expected but then we have the fan who demands that we stroll into the play offs otherwise the manager is a pile of cr*p. Yes we all know who they are on this site don't we. Cooper is not the finished article and neither are some of the players but I would rather have Mark than the last guy in charge or some of the tripe before Di Canio. McDonald was like a fish out of water although he drank gallons of the stuff during a game and must have had a bladder the size of his head but manager no ,and he was clueless. Mark Cooper needs to show better attributes on the touchline during a game as I don't like the resigning attitude to giving up because if he shows it then how can he expect his players to act differently. Its always hard being a Town fan and frustrating too it seems but are we different to any other fans, what would it be like for Fulham fans right now or Torquay fans about to face going out of the league so I wonder is life really so bad at STFC. Realism is required and expectations kept under control but with the savage change of personnel that transpired at the start of the season it will certainly take time to rebuild this team but I feel we are certainly going in the right direction and slow but sure and small steps needed. WE ARE CERTAINLY NOT READY FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP AND THAT IS A FACT. Lets hope tomorrow night the volume is much higher than Saturday as that was like a morgue and surely rubs of on the players. We must do better even though the players may well frustrate us and contribute to the lacking atmosphere around the ground but lets not forget we are all on the same side aren't we.[/p][/quote]Your best post..............ev er. the wizard
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1:04am Tue 11 Mar 14

bearwoodred says...

Di kanny oh wrote:
The play offs are not over as they were never ever a realistic proposition and anyone who considers they were must be on the planet Zonk and need to come back to earth and get real. The team was decimated and rebuilt on a massive scale unseen at most clubs and with such a young squad things looked bleak with expectations banking on just survival in this division. Anyone who expected us to stroll into the play offs must be sniffing glue even though we have come frightingly close and have been dealt some cruel blows with injuries but also indiscipline issues with bookings and suspensions. Loosing Ranger has been massive. Just imagine had we been able to keep Ajose and Ranger as a strike partnership then just may be we could have reached the impossible and got even higher up this league. In my book 47 points and 8th spot is truly fantastic as was some of the football this season and any team that looses two strikers with 20 goals between them are going to find it hard going. One issue I do have is seeing Cooper slumped in the dugout when he should be on the line encouraging his young players and this is not good to see. I have just renewed my season ticket online which was quite complicated but got there in the end but to get 10% discount and interest free payments too is just fantastic and far too good to miss. At just £14.67 per game is brilliant and I am a STFC fans as when we loose it really hurts and yes its been frustrating in large parts this season but also we have had some superb football at times and the rebuilding is a complex and sometimes long process but we have to remember that so many players and young ones at that have been brought in and patience will definitely be needed. We may be guilty even of letting our expectations get the better of us with our lofty position in the league which actually is better than most expected but then we have the fan who demands that we stroll into the play offs otherwise the manager is a pile of cr*p. Yes we all know who they are on this site don't we. Cooper is not the finished article and neither are some of the players but I would rather have Mark than the last guy in charge or some of the tripe before Di Canio. McDonald was like a fish out of water although he drank gallons of the stuff during a game and must have had a bladder the size of his head but manager no ,and he was clueless. Mark Cooper needs to show better attributes on the touchline during a game as I don't like the resigning attitude to giving up because if he shows it then how can he expect his players to act differently. Its always hard being a Town fan and frustrating too it seems but are we different to any other fans, what would it be like for Fulham fans right now or Torquay fans about to face going out of the league so I wonder is life really so bad at STFC. Realism is required and expectations kept under control but with the savage change of personnel that transpired at the start of the season it will certainly take time to rebuild this team but I feel we are certainly going in the right direction and slow but sure and small steps needed. WE ARE CERTAINLY NOT READY FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP AND THAT IS A FACT. Lets hope tomorrow night the volume is much higher than Saturday as that was like a morgue and surely rubs of on the players. We must do better even though the players may well frustrate us and contribute to the lacking atmosphere around the ground but lets not forget we are all on the same side aren't we.
great post Di K O - top read! Top man
[quote][p][bold]Di kanny oh[/bold] wrote: The play offs are not over as they were never ever a realistic proposition and anyone who considers they were must be on the planet Zonk and need to come back to earth and get real. The team was decimated and rebuilt on a massive scale unseen at most clubs and with such a young squad things looked bleak with expectations banking on just survival in this division. Anyone who expected us to stroll into the play offs must be sniffing glue even though we have come frightingly close and have been dealt some cruel blows with injuries but also indiscipline issues with bookings and suspensions. Loosing Ranger has been massive. Just imagine had we been able to keep Ajose and Ranger as a strike partnership then just may be we could have reached the impossible and got even higher up this league. In my book 47 points and 8th spot is truly fantastic as was some of the football this season and any team that looses two strikers with 20 goals between them are going to find it hard going. One issue I do have is seeing Cooper slumped in the dugout when he should be on the line encouraging his young players and this is not good to see. I have just renewed my season ticket online which was quite complicated but got there in the end but to get 10% discount and interest free payments too is just fantastic and far too good to miss. At just £14.67 per game is brilliant and I am a STFC fans as when we loose it really hurts and yes its been frustrating in large parts this season but also we have had some superb football at times and the rebuilding is a complex and sometimes long process but we have to remember that so many players and young ones at that have been brought in and patience will definitely be needed. We may be guilty even of letting our expectations get the better of us with our lofty position in the league which actually is better than most expected but then we have the fan who demands that we stroll into the play offs otherwise the manager is a pile of cr*p. Yes we all know who they are on this site don't we. Cooper is not the finished article and neither are some of the players but I would rather have Mark than the last guy in charge or some of the tripe before Di Canio. McDonald was like a fish out of water although he drank gallons of the stuff during a game and must have had a bladder the size of his head but manager no ,and he was clueless. Mark Cooper needs to show better attributes on the touchline during a game as I don't like the resigning attitude to giving up because if he shows it then how can he expect his players to act differently. Its always hard being a Town fan and frustrating too it seems but are we different to any other fans, what would it be like for Fulham fans right now or Torquay fans about to face going out of the league so I wonder is life really so bad at STFC. Realism is required and expectations kept under control but with the savage change of personnel that transpired at the start of the season it will certainly take time to rebuild this team but I feel we are certainly going in the right direction and slow but sure and small steps needed. WE ARE CERTAINLY NOT READY FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP AND THAT IS A FACT. Lets hope tomorrow night the volume is much higher than Saturday as that was like a morgue and surely rubs of on the players. We must do better even though the players may well frustrate us and contribute to the lacking atmosphere around the ground but lets not forget we are all on the same side aren't we.[/p][/quote]great post Di K O - top read! Top man bearwoodred
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6:01pm Tue 11 Mar 14

MARK TITCOMBE says...

Oi Den! wrote:
bearwoodred wrote:
MARK TITCOMBE wrote:
Graham8181 wrote:
Definitely not going tomorrow not wasting any more of my hard earned cash watching a manager with no idea on tactics. Watching Swindon has got very very miserable
Haven't been for a while..... Just listening to the radio tells me everything I need to know. Won't waste any of my money till Cooper has gone. New manager with everything else the same would be fine. He's not even good enough to manage a village team.
my nomination for Radio 5 Lives League One supporter of the year
Just listening to the radio tells him everything he needs to know.

And I think we probably need to know no more than that.
You are the stupid ones for throwing your money away. The truth hurts but it's the truth and that's all there is to it.

By the way did I take the **** out of the Haggis munchers name?

I love Tits and I love Come which makes me a man and the complainers something else.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bearwoodred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MARK TITCOMBE[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Graham8181[/bold] wrote: Definitely not going tomorrow not wasting any more of my hard earned cash watching a manager with no idea on tactics. Watching Swindon has got very very miserable[/p][/quote]Haven't been for a while..... Just listening to the radio tells me everything I need to know. Won't waste any of my money till Cooper has gone. New manager with everything else the same would be fine. He's not even good enough to manage a village team.[/p][/quote]my nomination for Radio 5 Lives League One supporter of the year[/p][/quote]Just listening to the radio tells him everything he needs to know. And I think we probably need to know no more than that.[/p][/quote]You are the stupid ones for throwing your money away. The truth hurts but it's the truth and that's all there is to it. By the way did I take the **** out of the Haggis munchers name? I love Tits and I love Come which makes me a man and the complainers something else. MARK TITCOMBE
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6:05pm Tue 11 Mar 14

MARK TITCOMBE says...

The Jockster wrote:
MARK TITCOMBE wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Stilloyal wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
I have no complaints whatsoever about our position in the League. What did anyone expect with a makeshift squad? And what is the big deal about the play-offs? There's a 3/1 on chance that they'll end in misery, either after the first two games or at that soulless and expensive monstrosity in west London.

The disappointment for me is that Power has put together such a limp and passionless squad, not surprisingly playing limp and passionless football. Is it any wonder that the County Ground atmosphere is as flat as a pancake when the players are so lacking in energy and purpose? Mr Power, you've got to signal an intent to change it, or the hardcore support will dwindle even more.
Start by getting rid of out of depth manager
Completely disagree Loyal. Given the hand he has been dealt, Cooper has done as well as could be expected. Who would want the job anyway? Di Canio jumped ship because he didn't want to be associated with the inevitable failure when the money ran out, MacDonald hit the road when he realised he'd been fed the same **** as the rest of us. Various other people were spoken to and none of them wanted it.

The problem is too many lightweight passionless players. The manager cares enough. If he gets the chance to build his own team and play his own game I think he'll do well for us.
What a load of Crap!!! You know nothing about this game!
Aha the troll is back - ask yourself this question - if Typhoo put the Tea in BriTain who put the T!T in T!Tcombe?

Why not join in the debate as an adult and enlighten Den and the rest of us as to why you think he's talking cr@p? Because at the moment his post makes a deal more sense than yours!
Why not use your names like adults do. ????? And what has Tea got to do with it
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MARK TITCOMBE[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stilloyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: I have no complaints whatsoever about our position in the League. What did anyone expect with a makeshift squad? And what is the big deal about the play-offs? There's a 3/1 on chance that they'll end in misery, either after the first two games or at that soulless and expensive monstrosity in west London. The disappointment for me is that Power has put together such a limp and passionless squad, not surprisingly playing limp and passionless football. Is it any wonder that the County Ground atmosphere is as flat as a pancake when the players are so lacking in energy and purpose? Mr Power, you've got to signal an intent to change it, or the hardcore support will dwindle even more.[/p][/quote]Start by getting rid of out of depth manager[/p][/quote]Completely disagree Loyal. Given the hand he has been dealt, Cooper has done as well as could be expected. Who would want the job anyway? Di Canio jumped ship because he didn't want to be associated with the inevitable failure when the money ran out, MacDonald hit the road when he realised he'd been fed the same **** as the rest of us. Various other people were spoken to and none of them wanted it. The problem is too many lightweight passionless players. The manager cares enough. If he gets the chance to build his own team and play his own game I think he'll do well for us.[/p][/quote]What a load of Crap!!! You know nothing about this game![/p][/quote]Aha the troll is back - ask yourself this question - if Typhoo put the Tea in BriTain who put the T!T in T!Tcombe? Why not join in the debate as an adult and enlighten Den and the rest of us as to why you think he's talking cr@p? Because at the moment his post makes a deal more sense than yours![/p][/quote]Why not use your names like adults do. ????? And what has Tea got to do with it MARK TITCOMBE
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