Cooper is not fazed by any speculation about his position

Town boss Mark Cooper

Town boss Mark Cooper

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MARK Cooper knows hearing fans question his position at the club is par for the course but the Town boss isn’t going to let any such suggestions throw him off the job in hand.

The Robins currently find themselves in the midst of a difficult run, with only one win in their last 11 games, but still sit ninth in the League One table following a largely impressive season built on a significantly reduced budget compared to the frivolous era of Paolo Di Canio.

Such a long gap between victories has led sections of the Town support to question Cooper’s position at the County Ground, but the Town manager is well aware how fickle the management game can be and is determined to carry on doing his job.

“You know it’s the territory for the manager, it’s part of it.,” he said. “When you win you get pats on the back and when you’re losing you get a kick up the backside because that’s the way it is.

“There’s social media and then every time you turn Talksport on or you read a paper, if a manager loses two games then he has to be sacked.

“It never used to be like that and if you go back to when my dad was a manager, managers never got sacked. They finished their contracts or they retired to Spain or did some gardening, but now it seems that if you lose two games everyone wants the manager to be sacked.

“If you sack the manager the new one brings new staff in, brings in even more players and ends up costing the club a lot of money.”

Having already conceded the play-offs may now be beyond his side Cooper is keen to look to next season and believes the final few weeks of this campaign, starting with Bristol City tomorrow, can help shape the future.

“I think at the start of the season it was about staying in the league, and we are now 11 points clear of the team fourth from bottom, and are still ninth,” he said.

“There has been a big transition and turnover of players, with a really young group of players, and I’m not sure where people really expect us to finish because if we win a few games we are up and around the play-offs.

“People can get carried away and we’ve not been brilliant in recent weeks, but we are where we are so if we can finish the season strongly I think we will have a really good season next year with what we’re going to add to the squad.”

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5:52am Fri 14 Mar 14

smirg kcab says...

Haven't been brilliant in recent weeks?
You havnt even reached the depths of being poor.
Oh I forgot they are you g and work in progress.
Get Saturday out of the way then they can have 7 days off
Luvelly jubileeeeeeeee
Haven't been brilliant in recent weeks? You havnt even reached the depths of being poor. Oh I forgot they are you g and work in progress. Get Saturday out of the way then they can have 7 days off Luvelly jubileeeeeeeee smirg kcab
  • Score: -5

6:08am Fri 14 Mar 14

Rgbargee says...

My question to our owner and manager is if we are a "work in progress" how do rate our progress?
So far as I can see we are not progressing more likely regressing.
When will we have team that is the finished article ?
Would like some clarification before I invest in a season ticket please.
My question to our owner and manager is if we are a "work in progress" how do rate our progress? So far as I can see we are not progressing more likely regressing. When will we have team that is the finished article ? Would like some clarification before I invest in a season ticket please. Rgbargee
  • Score: 14

6:17am Fri 14 Mar 14

U REDS says...

I have genuine concerns for us. Our form and style of play along with injury could mean a long run in. How many points are required to guarantee staying up?
I have genuine concerns for us. Our form and style of play along with injury could mean a long run in. How many points are required to guarantee staying up? U REDS
  • Score: 11

6:26am Fri 14 Mar 14

Paul12001 says...

Seriously Cooper haters give it a rest will you!

I don't understand why people think we have a Devine right to at the very top pushing into the championship? We nearly went out of business less than 12 months ago and we have never been a rich club. Lee Power is re-structuring the club to make it more self sufficient so we don't go through that again which has meant budget cuts since the Paolo days which nearly sent us over the edge. He has gone down the route of young players and try and develop players then maybe sell some in the future. There is bound to be ups and downs along the way but really we are a mid-table club for the time being and there is no way we are ready for the championship, no way as that would involve serious money.

Stability and build over the next few seasons. Why do people want to keep chopping and changing managers, that's not really the way forwards. We had a great start to the season and people have got carried away, it was always going to be hard to maintain it and always likely to go through a tough spell which we are going through now. However that's where REAL supporters should be getting behind the players and management to encourage. How does booing and groaning benefit anyone?

I understand fans pay their hard earned money and respect that and will have opinions but there are no guarantees in football, it's not a perfect science, everybody is chasing the dream but only 4 teams from Prem to League two actually win the league.

I see success for Swindon as stabilising the club as a whole, mid to upper table finish and a good recruitment drive in the summer and all of this is still possible. So to the people of Swindon get behind the club, SUPPORT and ENCOURAGE "ALL" of the staff and players and let's see where we are at the end of the season.

COYR
Seriously Cooper haters give it a rest will you! I don't understand why people think we have a Devine right to at the very top pushing into the championship? We nearly went out of business less than 12 months ago and we have never been a rich club. Lee Power is re-structuring the club to make it more self sufficient so we don't go through that again which has meant budget cuts since the Paolo days which nearly sent us over the edge. He has gone down the route of young players and try and develop players then maybe sell some in the future. There is bound to be ups and downs along the way but really we are a mid-table club for the time being and there is no way we are ready for the championship, no way as that would involve serious money. Stability and build over the next few seasons. Why do people want to keep chopping and changing managers, that's not really the way forwards. We had a great start to the season and people have got carried away, it was always going to be hard to maintain it and always likely to go through a tough spell which we are going through now. However that's where REAL supporters should be getting behind the players and management to encourage. How does booing and groaning benefit anyone? I understand fans pay their hard earned money and respect that and will have opinions but there are no guarantees in football, it's not a perfect science, everybody is chasing the dream but only 4 teams from Prem to League two actually win the league. I see success for Swindon as stabilising the club as a whole, mid to upper table finish and a good recruitment drive in the summer and all of this is still possible. So to the people of Swindon get behind the club, SUPPORT and ENCOURAGE "ALL" of the staff and players and let's see where we are at the end of the season. COYR Paul12001
  • Score: 63

6:34am Fri 14 Mar 14

The Jockster says...

" I think we'll have really good season next year with what we are adding to the squad".
Well then Cooperman just what are we adding to our squad? Has Power suddenly found the magic formula - the elixir of success? If so care to share before the punters part with their hard earned to buy a season ticket?
" I think we'll have really good season next year with what we are adding to the squad". Well then Cooperman just what are we adding to our squad? Has Power suddenly found the magic formula - the elixir of success? If so care to share before the punters part with their hard earned to buy a season ticket? The Jockster
  • Score: -7

6:48am Fri 14 Mar 14

Since 1950 says...

Got a message from a spurs mate of mine at the game last night that the word back on the street there is that Sherwood will be our manager next season.
Got a message from a spurs mate of mine at the game last night that the word back on the street there is that Sherwood will be our manager next season. Since 1950
  • Score: 1

7:10am Fri 14 Mar 14

We are PANTS says...

U REDS wrote:
I have genuine concerns for us. Our form and style of play along with injury could mean a long run in. How many points are required to guarantee staying up?
7
[quote][p][bold]U REDS[/bold] wrote: I have genuine concerns for us. Our form and style of play along with injury could mean a long run in. How many points are required to guarantee staying up?[/p][/quote]7 We are PANTS
  • Score: 5

7:44am Fri 14 Mar 14

QSS1960 says...

Its not that he is a bad manager, a very young squad and little money. Its that when we are losing and we need a plan B, there doesn't appear to be a plan B?
Its not that he is a bad manager, a very young squad and little money. Its that when we are losing and we need a plan B, there doesn't appear to be a plan B? QSS1960
  • Score: 6

7:51am Fri 14 Mar 14

Rebel_phish says...

We are PANTS wrote:
U REDS wrote:
I have genuine concerns for us. Our form and style of play along with injury could mean a long run in. How many points are required to guarantee staying up?
7
Maybe less than that
[quote][p][bold]We are PANTS[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]U REDS[/bold] wrote: I have genuine concerns for us. Our form and style of play along with injury could mean a long run in. How many points are required to guarantee staying up?[/p][/quote]7[/p][/quote]Maybe less than that Rebel_phish
  • Score: 0

7:53am Fri 14 Mar 14

lord nikon says...

Paul12001 wrote:
Seriously Cooper haters give it a rest will you!

I don't understand why people think we have a Devine right to at the very top pushing into the championship? We nearly went out of business less than 12 months ago and we have never been a rich club. Lee Power is re-structuring the club to make it more self sufficient so we don't go through that again which has meant budget cuts since the Paolo days which nearly sent us over the edge. He has gone down the route of young players and try and develop players then maybe sell some in the future. There is bound to be ups and downs along the way but really we are a mid-table club for the time being and there is no way we are ready for the championship, no way as that would involve serious money.

Stability and build over the next few seasons. Why do people want to keep chopping and changing managers, that's not really the way forwards. We had a great start to the season and people have got carried away, it was always going to be hard to maintain it and always likely to go through a tough spell which we are going through now. However that's where REAL supporters should be getting behind the players and management to encourage. How does booing and groaning benefit anyone?

I understand fans pay their hard earned money and respect that and will have opinions but there are no guarantees in football, it's not a perfect science, everybody is chasing the dream but only 4 teams from Prem to League two actually win the league.

I see success for Swindon as stabilising the club as a whole, mid to upper table finish and a good recruitment drive in the summer and all of this is still possible. So to the people of Swindon get behind the club, SUPPORT and ENCOURAGE "ALL" of the staff and players and let's see where we are at the end of the season.

COYR
a great post by a real fan
[quote][p][bold]Paul12001[/bold] wrote: Seriously Cooper haters give it a rest will you! I don't understand why people think we have a Devine right to at the very top pushing into the championship? We nearly went out of business less than 12 months ago and we have never been a rich club. Lee Power is re-structuring the club to make it more self sufficient so we don't go through that again which has meant budget cuts since the Paolo days which nearly sent us over the edge. He has gone down the route of young players and try and develop players then maybe sell some in the future. There is bound to be ups and downs along the way but really we are a mid-table club for the time being and there is no way we are ready for the championship, no way as that would involve serious money. Stability and build over the next few seasons. Why do people want to keep chopping and changing managers, that's not really the way forwards. We had a great start to the season and people have got carried away, it was always going to be hard to maintain it and always likely to go through a tough spell which we are going through now. However that's where REAL supporters should be getting behind the players and management to encourage. How does booing and groaning benefit anyone? I understand fans pay their hard earned money and respect that and will have opinions but there are no guarantees in football, it's not a perfect science, everybody is chasing the dream but only 4 teams from Prem to League two actually win the league. I see success for Swindon as stabilising the club as a whole, mid to upper table finish and a good recruitment drive in the summer and all of this is still possible. So to the people of Swindon get behind the club, SUPPORT and ENCOURAGE "ALL" of the staff and players and let's see where we are at the end of the season. COYR[/p][/quote]a great post by a real fan lord nikon
  • Score: 7

7:55am Fri 14 Mar 14

lord nikon says...

Paul12001 wrote:
Seriously Cooper haters give it a rest will you!

I don't understand why people think we have a Devine right to at the very top pushing into the championship? We nearly went out of business less than 12 months ago and we have never been a rich club. Lee Power is re-structuring the club to make it more self sufficient so we don't go through that again which has meant budget cuts since the Paolo days which nearly sent us over the edge. He has gone down the route of young players and try and develop players then maybe sell some in the future. There is bound to be ups and downs along the way but really we are a mid-table club for the time being and there is no way we are ready for the championship, no way as that would involve serious money.

Stability and build over the next few seasons. Why do people want to keep chopping and changing managers, that's not really the way forwards. We had a great start to the season and people have got carried away, it was always going to be hard to maintain it and always likely to go through a tough spell which we are going through now. However that's where REAL supporters should be getting behind the players and management to encourage. How does booing and groaning benefit anyone?

I understand fans pay their hard earned money and respect that and will have opinions but there are no guarantees in football, it's not a perfect science, everybody is chasing the dream but only 4 teams from Prem to League two actually win the league.

I see success for Swindon as stabilising the club as a whole, mid to upper table finish and a good recruitment drive in the summer and all of this is still possible. So to the people of Swindon get behind the club, SUPPORT and ENCOURAGE "ALL" of the staff and players and let's see where we are at the end of the season.

COYR
a great post by a real fan
[quote][p][bold]Paul12001[/bold] wrote: Seriously Cooper haters give it a rest will you! I don't understand why people think we have a Devine right to at the very top pushing into the championship? We nearly went out of business less than 12 months ago and we have never been a rich club. Lee Power is re-structuring the club to make it more self sufficient so we don't go through that again which has meant budget cuts since the Paolo days which nearly sent us over the edge. He has gone down the route of young players and try and develop players then maybe sell some in the future. There is bound to be ups and downs along the way but really we are a mid-table club for the time being and there is no way we are ready for the championship, no way as that would involve serious money. Stability and build over the next few seasons. Why do people want to keep chopping and changing managers, that's not really the way forwards. We had a great start to the season and people have got carried away, it was always going to be hard to maintain it and always likely to go through a tough spell which we are going through now. However that's where REAL supporters should be getting behind the players and management to encourage. How does booing and groaning benefit anyone? I understand fans pay their hard earned money and respect that and will have opinions but there are no guarantees in football, it's not a perfect science, everybody is chasing the dream but only 4 teams from Prem to League two actually win the league. I see success for Swindon as stabilising the club as a whole, mid to upper table finish and a good recruitment drive in the summer and all of this is still possible. So to the people of Swindon get behind the club, SUPPORT and ENCOURAGE "ALL" of the staff and players and let's see where we are at the end of the season. COYR[/p][/quote]a great post by a real fan lord nikon
  • Score: 4

8:02am Fri 14 Mar 14

port de soller says...

he is not fazed,if i was him would show a little concern.
problem is STFC are sailing close to the wind.We are fortunate to have a club as for MC the owner placed him as the Boss.
However when we start sliding down the table maybe then the penny will drop.Plus the gates will also not be so good.
As a lot have said seems a real nice person but a football manager no
he is not fazed,if i was him would show a little concern. problem is STFC are sailing close to the wind.We are fortunate to have a club as for MC the owner placed him as the Boss. However when we start sliding down the table maybe then the penny will drop.Plus the gates will also not be so good. As a lot have said seems a real nice person but a football manager no port de soller
  • Score: -1

8:04am Fri 14 Mar 14

stfcdod says...

Since 1950 wrote:
Got a message from a spurs mate of mine at the game last night that the word back on the street there is that Sherwood will be our manager next season.
Let's hope your Spurs mate is very wrong.
[quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: Got a message from a spurs mate of mine at the game last night that the word back on the street there is that Sherwood will be our manager next season.[/p][/quote]Let's hope your Spurs mate is very wrong. stfcdod
  • Score: -9

8:05am Fri 14 Mar 14

Gloucester Red, Hucclecote says...

Paul12001 wrote:
Seriously Cooper haters give it a rest will you!

I don't understand why people think we have a Devine right to at the very top pushing into the championship? We nearly went out of business less than 12 months ago and we have never been a rich club. Lee Power is re-structuring the club to make it more self sufficient so we don't go through that again which has meant budget cuts since the Paolo days which nearly sent us over the edge. He has gone down the route of young players and try and develop players then maybe sell some in the future. There is bound to be ups and downs along the way but really we are a mid-table club for the time being and there is no way we are ready for the championship, no way as that would involve serious money.

Stability and build over the next few seasons. Why do people want to keep chopping and changing managers, that's not really the way forwards. We had a great start to the season and people have got carried away, it was always going to be hard to maintain it and always likely to go through a tough spell which we are going through now. However that's where REAL supporters should be getting behind the players and management to encourage. How does booing and groaning benefit anyone?

I understand fans pay their hard earned money and respect that and will have opinions but there are no guarantees in football, it's not a perfect science, everybody is chasing the dream but only 4 teams from Prem to League two actually win the league.

I see success for Swindon as stabilising the club as a whole, mid to upper table finish and a good recruitment drive in the summer and all of this is still possible. So to the people of Swindon get behind the club, SUPPORT and ENCOURAGE "ALL" of the staff and players and let's see where we are at the end of the season.

COYR
Sanity speaks at last!
[quote][p][bold]Paul12001[/bold] wrote: Seriously Cooper haters give it a rest will you! I don't understand why people think we have a Devine right to at the very top pushing into the championship? We nearly went out of business less than 12 months ago and we have never been a rich club. Lee Power is re-structuring the club to make it more self sufficient so we don't go through that again which has meant budget cuts since the Paolo days which nearly sent us over the edge. He has gone down the route of young players and try and develop players then maybe sell some in the future. There is bound to be ups and downs along the way but really we are a mid-table club for the time being and there is no way we are ready for the championship, no way as that would involve serious money. Stability and build over the next few seasons. Why do people want to keep chopping and changing managers, that's not really the way forwards. We had a great start to the season and people have got carried away, it was always going to be hard to maintain it and always likely to go through a tough spell which we are going through now. However that's where REAL supporters should be getting behind the players and management to encourage. How does booing and groaning benefit anyone? I understand fans pay their hard earned money and respect that and will have opinions but there are no guarantees in football, it's not a perfect science, everybody is chasing the dream but only 4 teams from Prem to League two actually win the league. I see success for Swindon as stabilising the club as a whole, mid to upper table finish and a good recruitment drive in the summer and all of this is still possible. So to the people of Swindon get behind the club, SUPPORT and ENCOURAGE "ALL" of the staff and players and let's see where we are at the end of the season. COYR[/p][/quote]Sanity speaks at last! Gloucester Red, Hucclecote
  • Score: 5

8:25am Fri 14 Mar 14

Robinonfire says...

Cooperman is a non League manager...end of
Cooperman is a non League manager...end of Robinonfire
  • Score: -17

8:51am Fri 14 Mar 14

stfcdod says...

Robinonfire wrote:
Cooperman is a non League manager...end of
We are still waiting for your suggestions Robinonfire. Snipe, snipe, snipe but I'm very sorry, that's all I can do, as I am clueless.
[quote][p][bold]Robinonfire[/bold] wrote: Cooperman is a non League manager...end of[/p][/quote]We are still waiting for your suggestions Robinonfire. Snipe, snipe, snipe but I'm very sorry, that's all I can do, as I am clueless. stfcdod
  • Score: 3

9:04am Fri 14 Mar 14

Robinonfire says...

stfcdod wrote:
Robinonfire wrote: Cooperman is a non League manager...end of
We are still waiting for your suggestions Robinonfire. Snipe, snipe, snipe but I'm very sorry, that's all I can do, as I am clueless.
Once Tottenham sack Tim Sherwood maybe Powers plan is he will be next STFC manager.
[quote][p][bold]stfcdod[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Robinonfire[/bold] wrote: Cooperman is a non League manager...end of[/p][/quote]We are still waiting for your suggestions Robinonfire. Snipe, snipe, snipe but I'm very sorry, that's all I can do, as I am clueless.[/p][/quote]Once Tottenham sack Tim Sherwood maybe Powers plan is he will be next STFC manager. Robinonfire
  • Score: -4

9:21am Fri 14 Mar 14

Rebel_phish says...

QSS1960 wrote:
Its not that he is a bad manager, a very young squad and little money. Its that when we are losing and we need a plan B, there doesn't appear to be a plan B?
When have we ever had a Plan B?

MacDonald didn't
Di Canio didn't - though some inspire substitutions did get results.
Hart didn't - bit unfair - team were a lost cause before he joined
Wilson didn't
Malpas didn't - sometimes he didn't even have a Plan A .....

Got to go back to the time of Glen, Ossi and Lou to see any signs of significant game changing tactics.
[quote][p][bold]QSS1960[/bold] wrote: Its not that he is a bad manager, a very young squad and little money. Its that when we are losing and we need a plan B, there doesn't appear to be a plan B?[/p][/quote]When have we ever had a Plan B? MacDonald didn't Di Canio didn't - though some inspire substitutions did get results. Hart didn't - bit unfair - team were a lost cause before he joined Wilson didn't Malpas didn't - sometimes he didn't even have a Plan A ..... Got to go back to the time of Glen, Ossi and Lou to see any signs of significant game changing tactics. Rebel_phish
  • Score: 1

9:21am Fri 14 Mar 14

Hampshire_ReD says...

Gloucester Red, Hucclecote wrote:
Paul12001 wrote: Seriously Cooper haters give it a rest will you! I don't understand why people think we have a Devine right to at the very top pushing into the championship? We nearly went out of business less than 12 months ago and we have never been a rich club. Lee Power is re-structuring the club to make it more self sufficient so we don't go through that again which has meant budget cuts since the Paolo days which nearly sent us over the edge. He has gone down the route of young players and try and develop players then maybe sell some in the future. There is bound to be ups and downs along the way but really we are a mid-table club for the time being and there is no way we are ready for the championship, no way as that would involve serious money. Stability and build over the next few seasons. Why do people want to keep chopping and changing managers, that's not really the way forwards. We had a great start to the season and people have got carried away, it was always going to be hard to maintain it and always likely to go through a tough spell which we are going through now. However that's where REAL supporters should be getting behind the players and management to encourage. How does booing and groaning benefit anyone? I understand fans pay their hard earned money and respect that and will have opinions but there are no guarantees in football, it's not a perfect science, everybody is chasing the dream but only 4 teams from Prem to League two actually win the league. I see success for Swindon as stabilising the club as a whole, mid to upper table finish and a good recruitment drive in the summer and all of this is still possible. So to the people of Swindon get behind the club, SUPPORT and ENCOURAGE "ALL" of the staff and players and let's see where we are at the end of the season. COYR
Sanity speaks at last!
I think you've totally missed the point.

Promotion has never been on the table - we simply don't have the quality to chase it, and that's not really what people are cheesed off about.

Supporters pay their money to be entertained above all else. If you don't entertain them then the desire to attend drops (particularly or non-season ticket holders).

Lower attendances make running the club on the financially sound basis that you harp on about, more difficult due to the loss of revenue - so it's in Lee Power's interest to do whatever is possible to fill the ground as best as possible as often as possible - whilst maintaining tight control on costs.

Cooper's brand of football is utterly boring, non-penetrative, non-attactive with minimal scoring chances and far, far, far too negative - playing the ball backwards whenever put under pressure - and offers nothing positive for the supporters.

I don't blame the players for this - it's the ridiculous formation and tactics used by Cooper.

However, I do believe we have the players at the club capable of stringing some good results together to finish the season positively- providing we hire a decent manager playing attacking football, with 2 strikers, and 2 wingers.

So - let's sack Cooper now, and bring in a manager who will play attacking football, and will try to take opposing teams on - and give the fans something positive to shout about.

We definitely won't win every game - but it will be ***infinitely*** better to the dross Cooper delivers - which often ammounts to a 90 minute capitulation - which always seems to be due to our young team youth, the referee, injuries, the pitch, the weather, etc, etc, but never Mark cooper's stupidity.

Cooper needs to face facts - these results are his fault - not the players.
[quote][p][bold]Gloucester Red, Hucclecote[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Paul12001[/bold] wrote: Seriously Cooper haters give it a rest will you! I don't understand why people think we have a Devine right to at the very top pushing into the championship? We nearly went out of business less than 12 months ago and we have never been a rich club. Lee Power is re-structuring the club to make it more self sufficient so we don't go through that again which has meant budget cuts since the Paolo days which nearly sent us over the edge. He has gone down the route of young players and try and develop players then maybe sell some in the future. There is bound to be ups and downs along the way but really we are a mid-table club for the time being and there is no way we are ready for the championship, no way as that would involve serious money. Stability and build over the next few seasons. Why do people want to keep chopping and changing managers, that's not really the way forwards. We had a great start to the season and people have got carried away, it was always going to be hard to maintain it and always likely to go through a tough spell which we are going through now. However that's where REAL supporters should be getting behind the players and management to encourage. How does booing and groaning benefit anyone? I understand fans pay their hard earned money and respect that and will have opinions but there are no guarantees in football, it's not a perfect science, everybody is chasing the dream but only 4 teams from Prem to League two actually win the league. I see success for Swindon as stabilising the club as a whole, mid to upper table finish and a good recruitment drive in the summer and all of this is still possible. So to the people of Swindon get behind the club, SUPPORT and ENCOURAGE "ALL" of the staff and players and let's see where we are at the end of the season. COYR[/p][/quote]Sanity speaks at last![/p][/quote]I think you've totally missed the point. Promotion has never been on the table - we simply don't have the quality to chase it, and that's not really what people are cheesed off about. Supporters pay their money to be entertained above all else. If you don't entertain them then the desire to attend drops (particularly or non-season ticket holders). Lower attendances make running the club on the financially sound basis that you harp on about, more difficult due to the loss of revenue - so it's in Lee Power's interest to do whatever is possible to fill the ground as best as possible as often as possible - whilst maintaining tight control on costs. Cooper's brand of football is utterly boring, non-penetrative, non-attactive with minimal scoring chances and far, far, far too negative - playing the ball backwards whenever put under pressure - and offers nothing positive for the supporters. I don't blame the players for this - it's the ridiculous formation and tactics used by Cooper. However, I do believe we have the players at the club capable of stringing some good results together to finish the season positively- providing we hire a decent manager playing attacking football, with 2 strikers, and 2 wingers. So - let's sack Cooper now, and bring in a manager who will play attacking football, and will try to take opposing teams on - and give the fans something positive to shout about. We definitely won't win every game - but it will be ***infinitely*** better to the dross Cooper delivers - which often ammounts to a 90 minute capitulation - which always seems to be due to our young team youth, the referee, injuries, the pitch, the weather, etc, etc, but never Mark cooper's stupidity. Cooper needs to face facts - these results are his fault - not the players. Hampshire_ReD
  • Score: -7

9:26am Fri 14 Mar 14

Graham8181 says...

Robinonfire wrote:
stfcdod wrote:
Robinonfire wrote: Cooperman is a non League manager...end of
We are still waiting for your suggestions Robinonfire. Snipe, snipe, snipe but I'm very sorry, that's all I can do, as I am clueless.
Once Tottenham sack Tim Sherwood maybe Powers plan is he will be next STFC manager.
i would happily take on tim sherwood
[quote][p][bold]Robinonfire[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfcdod[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Robinonfire[/bold] wrote: Cooperman is a non League manager...end of[/p][/quote]We are still waiting for your suggestions Robinonfire. Snipe, snipe, snipe but I'm very sorry, that's all I can do, as I am clueless.[/p][/quote]Once Tottenham sack Tim Sherwood maybe Powers plan is he will be next STFC manager.[/p][/quote]i would happily take on tim sherwood Graham8181
  • Score: 3

9:36am Fri 14 Mar 14

tifosi says...

Graham8181 wrote:
Robinonfire wrote:
stfcdod wrote:
Robinonfire wrote: Cooperman is a non League manager...end of
We are still waiting for your suggestions Robinonfire. Snipe, snipe, snipe but I'm very sorry, that's all I can do, as I am clueless.
Once Tottenham sack Tim Sherwood maybe Powers plan is he will be next STFC manager.
i would happily take on tim sherwood
Is this some kind of joke?
Sherwood would come here after Spurs?
If so Sherwood wouldn't do any better than Mark Cooper with the players and resources available.
Mark Cooper has been a steady sensible boss who has done well with what he has. He has got a few useful players in and remember that costs are being cut.
We have a club! We are not going back to League 2!
We should be thankful for that.
Why not wait until we get financial stability, and then criticise if needs be.
[quote][p][bold]Graham8181[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Robinonfire[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfcdod[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Robinonfire[/bold] wrote: Cooperman is a non League manager...end of[/p][/quote]We are still waiting for your suggestions Robinonfire. Snipe, snipe, snipe but I'm very sorry, that's all I can do, as I am clueless.[/p][/quote]Once Tottenham sack Tim Sherwood maybe Powers plan is he will be next STFC manager.[/p][/quote]i would happily take on tim sherwood[/p][/quote]Is this some kind of joke? Sherwood would come here after Spurs? If so Sherwood wouldn't do any better than Mark Cooper with the players and resources available. Mark Cooper has been a steady sensible boss who has done well with what he has. He has got a few useful players in and remember that costs are being cut. We have a club! We are not going back to League 2! We should be thankful for that. Why not wait until we get financial stability, and then criticise if needs be. tifosi
  • Score: 3

9:37am Fri 14 Mar 14

bearwoodred says...

Paul12001 wrote:
Seriously Cooper haters give it a rest will you!

I don't understand why people think we have a Devine right to at the very top pushing into the championship? We nearly went out of business less than 12 months ago and we have never been a rich club. Lee Power is re-structuring the club to make it more self sufficient so we don't go through that again which has meant budget cuts since the Paolo days which nearly sent us over the edge. He has gone down the route of young players and try and develop players then maybe sell some in the future. There is bound to be ups and downs along the way but really we are a mid-table club for the time being and there is no way we are ready for the championship, no way as that would involve serious money.

Stability and build over the next few seasons. Why do people want to keep chopping and changing managers, that's not really the way forwards. We had a great start to the season and people have got carried away, it was always going to be hard to maintain it and always likely to go through a tough spell which we are going through now. However that's where REAL supporters should be getting behind the players and management to encourage. How does booing and groaning benefit anyone?

I understand fans pay their hard earned money and respect that and will have opinions but there are no guarantees in football, it's not a perfect science, everybody is chasing the dream but only 4 teams from Prem to League two actually win the league.

I see success for Swindon as stabilising the club as a whole, mid to upper table finish and a good recruitment drive in the summer and all of this is still possible. So to the people of Swindon get behind the club, SUPPORT and ENCOURAGE "ALL" of the staff and players and let's see where we are at the end of the season.

COYR
top man. Nothing more tedious and borish than Smeg and his ilk focussing all their time and effort on hating someone rather than supporting their club. Who ever is in charge the focus HAS to be on supporting the team surely and this season was always more about getting onto an even kiel and getting everything straight - on that score job done.

Did anyone see any of Benfica embarass SPurs last night? Saw about 20 minutes - notice how they kept the ball!!!
[quote][p][bold]Paul12001[/bold] wrote: Seriously Cooper haters give it a rest will you! I don't understand why people think we have a Devine right to at the very top pushing into the championship? We nearly went out of business less than 12 months ago and we have never been a rich club. Lee Power is re-structuring the club to make it more self sufficient so we don't go through that again which has meant budget cuts since the Paolo days which nearly sent us over the edge. He has gone down the route of young players and try and develop players then maybe sell some in the future. There is bound to be ups and downs along the way but really we are a mid-table club for the time being and there is no way we are ready for the championship, no way as that would involve serious money. Stability and build over the next few seasons. Why do people want to keep chopping and changing managers, that's not really the way forwards. We had a great start to the season and people have got carried away, it was always going to be hard to maintain it and always likely to go through a tough spell which we are going through now. However that's where REAL supporters should be getting behind the players and management to encourage. How does booing and groaning benefit anyone? I understand fans pay their hard earned money and respect that and will have opinions but there are no guarantees in football, it's not a perfect science, everybody is chasing the dream but only 4 teams from Prem to League two actually win the league. I see success for Swindon as stabilising the club as a whole, mid to upper table finish and a good recruitment drive in the summer and all of this is still possible. So to the people of Swindon get behind the club, SUPPORT and ENCOURAGE "ALL" of the staff and players and let's see where we are at the end of the season. COYR[/p][/quote]top man. Nothing more tedious and borish than Smeg and his ilk focussing all their time and effort on hating someone rather than supporting their club. Who ever is in charge the focus HAS to be on supporting the team surely and this season was always more about getting onto an even kiel and getting everything straight - on that score job done. Did anyone see any of Benfica embarass SPurs last night? Saw about 20 minutes - notice how they kept the ball!!! bearwoodred
  • Score: 6

9:42am Fri 14 Mar 14

Is that you Lovesey says...

He is not fazed by the speculation because he is an arrogant Tw1t.

I don't rate him, poor team set up, poor tactics, awful boring football, poor fitness levels, on the plus side we have had some good loan players from spurs.

Oh did I mention poor results and lack of desire and passion on the pitch.....

Cooper out, he can go back to managing at his rightful level in the conference.
He is not fazed by the speculation because he is an arrogant Tw1t. I don't rate him, poor team set up, poor tactics, awful boring football, poor fitness levels, on the plus side we have had some good loan players from spurs. Oh did I mention poor results and lack of desire and passion on the pitch..... Cooper out, he can go back to managing at his rightful level in the conference. Is that you Lovesey
  • Score: -1

9:44am Fri 14 Mar 14

Is that you Lovesey says...

bearwoodred wrote:
Paul12001 wrote: Seriously Cooper haters give it a rest will you! I don't understand why people think we have a Devine right to at the very top pushing into the championship? We nearly went out of business less than 12 months ago and we have never been a rich club. Lee Power is re-structuring the club to make it more self sufficient so we don't go through that again which has meant budget cuts since the Paolo days which nearly sent us over the edge. He has gone down the route of young players and try and develop players then maybe sell some in the future. There is bound to be ups and downs along the way but really we are a mid-table club for the time being and there is no way we are ready for the championship, no way as that would involve serious money. Stability and build over the next few seasons. Why do people want to keep chopping and changing managers, that's not really the way forwards. We had a great start to the season and people have got carried away, it was always going to be hard to maintain it and always likely to go through a tough spell which we are going through now. However that's where REAL supporters should be getting behind the players and management to encourage. How does booing and groaning benefit anyone? I understand fans pay their hard earned money and respect that and will have opinions but there are no guarantees in football, it's not a perfect science, everybody is chasing the dream but only 4 teams from Prem to League two actually win the league. I see success for Swindon as stabilising the club as a whole, mid to upper table finish and a good recruitment drive in the summer and all of this is still possible. So to the people of Swindon get behind the club, SUPPORT and ENCOURAGE "ALL" of the staff and players and let's see where we are at the end of the season. COYR
top man. Nothing more tedious and borish than Smeg and his ilk focussing all their time and effort on hating someone rather than supporting their club. Who ever is in charge the focus HAS to be on supporting the team surely and this season was always more about getting onto an even kiel and getting everything straight - on that score job done. Did anyone see any of Benfica embarass SPurs last night? Saw about 20 minutes - notice how they kept the ball!!!
You can actualy do both, I support my club both home and away, why does that mean I should like Cooper, you drive to the away games, spend petrol money, time and cash for lunch and a beer, then sit down to watch a training match of kids against men....

See how much you enjoy it......
[quote][p][bold]bearwoodred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Paul12001[/bold] wrote: Seriously Cooper haters give it a rest will you! I don't understand why people think we have a Devine right to at the very top pushing into the championship? We nearly went out of business less than 12 months ago and we have never been a rich club. Lee Power is re-structuring the club to make it more self sufficient so we don't go through that again which has meant budget cuts since the Paolo days which nearly sent us over the edge. He has gone down the route of young players and try and develop players then maybe sell some in the future. There is bound to be ups and downs along the way but really we are a mid-table club for the time being and there is no way we are ready for the championship, no way as that would involve serious money. Stability and build over the next few seasons. Why do people want to keep chopping and changing managers, that's not really the way forwards. We had a great start to the season and people have got carried away, it was always going to be hard to maintain it and always likely to go through a tough spell which we are going through now. However that's where REAL supporters should be getting behind the players and management to encourage. How does booing and groaning benefit anyone? I understand fans pay their hard earned money and respect that and will have opinions but there are no guarantees in football, it's not a perfect science, everybody is chasing the dream but only 4 teams from Prem to League two actually win the league. I see success for Swindon as stabilising the club as a whole, mid to upper table finish and a good recruitment drive in the summer and all of this is still possible. So to the people of Swindon get behind the club, SUPPORT and ENCOURAGE "ALL" of the staff and players and let's see where we are at the end of the season. COYR[/p][/quote]top man. Nothing more tedious and borish than Smeg and his ilk focussing all their time and effort on hating someone rather than supporting their club. Who ever is in charge the focus HAS to be on supporting the team surely and this season was always more about getting onto an even kiel and getting everything straight - on that score job done. Did anyone see any of Benfica embarass SPurs last night? Saw about 20 minutes - notice how they kept the ball!!![/p][/quote]You can actualy do both, I support my club both home and away, why does that mean I should like Cooper, you drive to the away games, spend petrol money, time and cash for lunch and a beer, then sit down to watch a training match of kids against men.... See how much you enjoy it...... Is that you Lovesey
  • Score: 4

9:48am Fri 14 Mar 14

Wilesy says...

tifosi wrote:
Graham8181 wrote:
Robinonfire wrote:
stfcdod wrote:
Robinonfire wrote: Cooperman is a non League manager...end of
We are still waiting for your suggestions Robinonfire. Snipe, snipe, snipe but I'm very sorry, that's all I can do, as I am clueless.
Once Tottenham sack Tim Sherwood maybe Powers plan is he will be next STFC manager.
i would happily take on tim sherwood
Is this some kind of joke?
Sherwood would come here after Spurs?
If so Sherwood wouldn't do any better than Mark Cooper with the players and resources available.
Mark Cooper has been a steady sensible boss who has done well with what he has. He has got a few useful players in and remember that costs are being cut.
We have a club! We are not going back to League 2!
We should be thankful for that.
Why not wait until we get financial stability, and then criticise if needs be.
Probably best for Swindon for Tim Sherwood to go back to overseeing the youth set up, so we have good access to more loan signings.

In terms of how he's done at Spurs, I would say overall no difference to AVB - he's won some and lost some and they sit in 5th. One notable thing was to bring back Adebayor but as his goals have dried up so has Spurs form.
[quote][p][bold]tifosi[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Graham8181[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Robinonfire[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfcdod[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Robinonfire[/bold] wrote: Cooperman is a non League manager...end of[/p][/quote]We are still waiting for your suggestions Robinonfire. Snipe, snipe, snipe but I'm very sorry, that's all I can do, as I am clueless.[/p][/quote]Once Tottenham sack Tim Sherwood maybe Powers plan is he will be next STFC manager.[/p][/quote]i would happily take on tim sherwood[/p][/quote]Is this some kind of joke? Sherwood would come here after Spurs? If so Sherwood wouldn't do any better than Mark Cooper with the players and resources available. Mark Cooper has been a steady sensible boss who has done well with what he has. He has got a few useful players in and remember that costs are being cut. We have a club! We are not going back to League 2! We should be thankful for that. Why not wait until we get financial stability, and then criticise if needs be.[/p][/quote]Probably best for Swindon for Tim Sherwood to go back to overseeing the youth set up, so we have good access to more loan signings. In terms of how he's done at Spurs, I would say overall no difference to AVB - he's won some and lost some and they sit in 5th. One notable thing was to bring back Adebayor but as his goals have dried up so has Spurs form. Wilesy
  • Score: 3

9:58am Fri 14 Mar 14

Wilesy says...

5:52am 6:08am and 6:17am today for the Cooper out brigade

Hang in there chaps I know it's difficult sleeping at night with all the worry of sitting in 9th place and 8 points off the play-offs....it's like your worst nightmare coming true
5:52am 6:08am and 6:17am today for the Cooper out brigade Hang in there chaps I know it's difficult sleeping at night with all the worry of sitting in 9th place and 8 points off the play-offs....it's like your worst nightmare coming true Wilesy
  • Score: 3

10:01am Fri 14 Mar 14

Billy hunt 65 says...

Clueless Cooper out
Utter rubbish tippy tappy going no where
Sherwood signed and sealed for next season
Spurs youth will be our first team
Clueless Cooper out Utter rubbish tippy tappy going no where Sherwood signed and sealed for next season Spurs youth will be our first team Billy hunt 65
  • Score: -3

10:02am Fri 14 Mar 14

Paul12001 says...

Hampshire Red would you like to be entertained by smashing the ball from one end to the other? The team tries to pass it, okay so at times it's overkill but it will take time adapting to trying to play a different way to a lot of other teams, that's where we have to be patient.

"See how much I enjoy it" someone said, well like you I spend my hard earned money following the team and yes I have days where I am disappointed but I also have days where I enjoy it because there "are no guarantees" in football, you have to take the rough with the smooth it's as simple as that. But what I will do no matter what is support the team which I have done through a vast array of different managers, some whom I have liked their style and some whom I haven't but moaning and groaning and booing doesn't really benefit anyone.

People are calling for Cooper out but try looking at what managers are actually available that won't cost a single penny in compensation, are there really any top managers that could do a better job with the resources available?????? Personally I can't think of any that aren't on the usual list of names bandied about who have failed a number of times elsewhere.

Perseverance and support I feel is the best solution, I'm just grateful I have a club to support because less than 12 months ago I nearly didn't and Saturdays at Tescos didn't appeal to me! :)
Hampshire Red would you like to be entertained by smashing the ball from one end to the other? The team tries to pass it, okay so at times it's overkill but it will take time adapting to trying to play a different way to a lot of other teams, that's where we have to be patient. "See how much I enjoy it" someone said, well like you I spend my hard earned money following the team and yes I have days where I am disappointed but I also have days where I enjoy it because there "are no guarantees" in football, you have to take the rough with the smooth it's as simple as that. But what I will do no matter what is support the team which I have done through a vast array of different managers, some whom I have liked their style and some whom I haven't but moaning and groaning and booing doesn't really benefit anyone. People are calling for Cooper out but try looking at what managers are actually available that won't cost a single penny in compensation, are there really any top managers that could do a better job with the resources available?????? Personally I can't think of any that aren't on the usual list of names bandied about who have failed a number of times elsewhere. Perseverance and support I feel is the best solution, I'm just grateful I have a club to support because less than 12 months ago I nearly didn't and Saturdays at Tescos didn't appeal to me! :) Paul12001
  • Score: 12

10:53am Fri 14 Mar 14

London Red says...

Not overly impressed with Cooper's plea - if it was that - that sacking a manager just costs the club money so we shouldn't do it
.
A change of manager should come when it is felt the current one can not take the club any further forward
.
Stagnation or decline will also cost the club money too!
.
No we haven't declined this season as pointe dout above we were on the brink of not existing about 11 months ago so to still be competitive is exceptional - so now the base has been set - we can judge progress from this level - not based on a budget well above our affordability!
.
As for Cooper - I'm simply hmmmm
.
I don't think he desrves all the grief he gets as this is a transition season and considering most of his haters were the one saying we were going down - how can they really complain about being 9th?
.
So considering it is a transistional season - we are clear of our target of staying up - I would be prepared to see how he does next year after a proper pre-season under our new structure
.
Lets judge him on a more complete squad than the one built this year which we all know was never going to be perfect due to legacy costs and the sheer volume of new recruits needed and how late it was put together becasue of that
.
Lets not forget PdC learned that lesson quickly and his 2nd season saw the squad established much quicker and a proper pre-season occur
.
I feel this is happening at our club now and people will be surprised at the efficiency we build the squad next season!
.
I honestly think most of our targets are already lined up and are probably already being sounded out
.
However, saying that - I do question Cooper's tatics, constant chopping and changing, playing players out of position, failure to accept any blame etc
.
I do think had we had a different manager then with the current squad we could be slightly better off and really challenging for 6th - this is due to the others being no better than us rather than us being great and underachieving
.
So should Power decide it would be better to go with a new guy - then I wouldn't be gutted to see the change - thus the hmmm
.
Chris Powell did exceptionally well at Charlton working on a tight budget and vastly changing squads - they had 18 changes the season they walked L1
.
Sherwood and Ramsey would be good too - Sherwood is highly respected in the game and knows power very well so should easily be able to work with him - Plus Ramsey has a Swindon connection
.
So if either of those turned up I would be happy
Not overly impressed with Cooper's plea - if it was that - that sacking a manager just costs the club money so we shouldn't do it . A change of manager should come when it is felt the current one can not take the club any further forward . Stagnation or decline will also cost the club money too! . No we haven't declined this season as pointe dout above we were on the brink of not existing about 11 months ago so to still be competitive is exceptional - so now the base has been set - we can judge progress from this level - not based on a budget well above our affordability! . As for Cooper - I'm simply hmmmm . I don't think he desrves all the grief he gets as this is a transition season and considering most of his haters were the one saying we were going down - how can they really complain about being 9th? . So considering it is a transistional season - we are clear of our target of staying up - I would be prepared to see how he does next year after a proper pre-season under our new structure . Lets judge him on a more complete squad than the one built this year which we all know was never going to be perfect due to legacy costs and the sheer volume of new recruits needed and how late it was put together becasue of that . Lets not forget PdC learned that lesson quickly and his 2nd season saw the squad established much quicker and a proper pre-season occur . I feel this is happening at our club now and people will be surprised at the efficiency we build the squad next season! . I honestly think most of our targets are already lined up and are probably already being sounded out . However, saying that - I do question Cooper's tatics, constant chopping and changing, playing players out of position, failure to accept any blame etc . I do think had we had a different manager then with the current squad we could be slightly better off and really challenging for 6th - this is due to the others being no better than us rather than us being great and underachieving . So should Power decide it would be better to go with a new guy - then I wouldn't be gutted to see the change - thus the hmmm . Chris Powell did exceptionally well at Charlton working on a tight budget and vastly changing squads - they had 18 changes the season they walked L1 . Sherwood and Ramsey would be good too - Sherwood is highly respected in the game and knows power very well so should easily be able to work with him - Plus Ramsey has a Swindon connection . So if either of those turned up I would be happy London Red
  • Score: 3

10:56am Fri 14 Mar 14

Graham8181 says...

tifosi wrote:
Graham8181 wrote:
Robinonfire wrote:
stfcdod wrote:
Robinonfire wrote: Cooperman is a non League manager...end of
We are still waiting for your suggestions Robinonfire. Snipe, snipe, snipe but I'm very sorry, that's all I can do, as I am clueless.
Once Tottenham sack Tim Sherwood maybe Powers plan is he will be next STFC manager.
i would happily take on tim sherwood
Is this some kind of joke?
Sherwood would come here after Spurs?
If so Sherwood wouldn't do any better than Mark Cooper with the players and resources available.
Mark Cooper has been a steady sensible boss who has done well with what he has. He has got a few useful players in and remember that costs are being cut.
We have a club! We are not going back to League 2!
We should be thankful for that.
Why not wait until we get financial stability, and then criticise if needs be.
cooper has no clue whatsoever about tactics, I think you need to take your blindfold off. even someone who knows nothing about football would cringe at some of his absurd tactical decisions this season that have cost us a playoff spot...and that's a fact !!! Sherwood would be a good manager in championship or league 1 to get his managerial career started and would attract higher name players like Paolo did. yes agree he is punching above his weight at spurs at the moment which is why championship or league 1 would be a good starting point.
[quote][p][bold]tifosi[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Graham8181[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Robinonfire[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfcdod[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Robinonfire[/bold] wrote: Cooperman is a non League manager...end of[/p][/quote]We are still waiting for your suggestions Robinonfire. Snipe, snipe, snipe but I'm very sorry, that's all I can do, as I am clueless.[/p][/quote]Once Tottenham sack Tim Sherwood maybe Powers plan is he will be next STFC manager.[/p][/quote]i would happily take on tim sherwood[/p][/quote]Is this some kind of joke? Sherwood would come here after Spurs? If so Sherwood wouldn't do any better than Mark Cooper with the players and resources available. Mark Cooper has been a steady sensible boss who has done well with what he has. He has got a few useful players in and remember that costs are being cut. We have a club! We are not going back to League 2! We should be thankful for that. Why not wait until we get financial stability, and then criticise if needs be.[/p][/quote]cooper has no clue whatsoever about tactics, I think you need to take your blindfold off. even someone who knows nothing about football would cringe at some of his absurd tactical decisions this season that have cost us a playoff spot...and that's a fact !!! Sherwood would be a good manager in championship or league 1 to get his managerial career started and would attract higher name players like Paolo did. yes agree he is punching above his weight at spurs at the moment which is why championship or league 1 would be a good starting point. Graham8181
  • Score: 5

10:57am Fri 14 Mar 14

Graham8181 says...

Graham8181 wrote:
tifosi wrote:
Graham8181 wrote:
Robinonfire wrote:
stfcdod wrote:
Robinonfire wrote: Cooperman is a non League manager...end of
We are still waiting for your suggestions Robinonfire. Snipe, snipe, snipe but I'm very sorry, that's all I can do, as I am clueless.
Once Tottenham sack Tim Sherwood maybe Powers plan is he will be next STFC manager.
i would happily take on tim sherwood
Is this some kind of joke?
Sherwood would come here after Spurs?
If so Sherwood wouldn't do any better than Mark Cooper with the players and resources available.
Mark Cooper has been a steady sensible boss who has done well with what he has. He has got a few useful players in and remember that costs are being cut.
We have a club! We are not going back to League 2!
We should be thankful for that.
Why not wait until we get financial stability, and then criticise if needs be.
cooper has no clue whatsoever about tactics, I think you need to take your blindfold off. even someone who knows nothing about football would cringe at some of his absurd tactical decisions this season that have cost us a playoff spot...and that's a fact !!! Sherwood would be a good manager in championship or league 1 to get his managerial career started and would attract higher name players like Paolo did. yes agree he is punching above his weight at spurs at the moment which is why championship or league 1 would be a good starting point.
oh and cost us a place at wembley
[quote][p][bold]Graham8181[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tifosi[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Graham8181[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Robinonfire[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfcdod[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Robinonfire[/bold] wrote: Cooperman is a non League manager...end of[/p][/quote]We are still waiting for your suggestions Robinonfire. Snipe, snipe, snipe but I'm very sorry, that's all I can do, as I am clueless.[/p][/quote]Once Tottenham sack Tim Sherwood maybe Powers plan is he will be next STFC manager.[/p][/quote]i would happily take on tim sherwood[/p][/quote]Is this some kind of joke? Sherwood would come here after Spurs? If so Sherwood wouldn't do any better than Mark Cooper with the players and resources available. Mark Cooper has been a steady sensible boss who has done well with what he has. He has got a few useful players in and remember that costs are being cut. We have a club! We are not going back to League 2! We should be thankful for that. Why not wait until we get financial stability, and then criticise if needs be.[/p][/quote]cooper has no clue whatsoever about tactics, I think you need to take your blindfold off. even someone who knows nothing about football would cringe at some of his absurd tactical decisions this season that have cost us a playoff spot...and that's a fact !!! Sherwood would be a good manager in championship or league 1 to get his managerial career started and would attract higher name players like Paolo did. yes agree he is punching above his weight at spurs at the moment which is why championship or league 1 would be a good starting point.[/p][/quote]oh and cost us a place at wembley Graham8181
  • Score: 2

10:58am Fri 14 Mar 14

who am i says...

Hampshire_ReD wrote:
Gloucester Red, Hucclecote wrote:
Paul12001 wrote: Seriously Cooper haters give it a rest will you! I don't understand why people think we have a Devine right to at the very top pushing into the championship? We nearly went out of business less than 12 months ago and we have never been a rich club. Lee Power is re-structuring the club to make it more self sufficient so we don't go through that again which has meant budget cuts since the Paolo days which nearly sent us over the edge. He has gone down the route of young players and try and develop players then maybe sell some in the future. There is bound to be ups and downs along the way but really we are a mid-table club for the time being and there is no way we are ready for the championship, no way as that would involve serious money. Stability and build over the next few seasons. Why do people want to keep chopping and changing managers, that's not really the way forwards. We had a great start to the season and people have got carried away, it was always going to be hard to maintain it and always likely to go through a tough spell which we are going through now. However that's where REAL supporters should be getting behind the players and management to encourage. How does booing and groaning benefit anyone? I understand fans pay their hard earned money and respect that and will have opinions but there are no guarantees in football, it's not a perfect science, everybody is chasing the dream but only 4 teams from Prem to League two actually win the league. I see success for Swindon as stabilising the club as a whole, mid to upper table finish and a good recruitment drive in the summer and all of this is still possible. So to the people of Swindon get behind the club, SUPPORT and ENCOURAGE "ALL" of the staff and players and let's see where we are at the end of the season. COYR
Sanity speaks at last!
I think you've totally missed the point. Promotion has never been on the table - we simply don't have the quality to chase it, and that's not really what people are cheesed off about. Supporters pay their money to be entertained above all else. If you don't entertain them then the desire to attend drops (particularly or non-season ticket holders). Lower attendances make running the club on the financially sound basis that you harp on about, more difficult due to the loss of revenue - so it's in Lee Power's interest to do whatever is possible to fill the ground as best as possible as often as possible - whilst maintaining tight control on costs. Cooper's brand of football is utterly boring, non-penetrative, non-attactive with minimal scoring chances and far, far, far too negative - playing the ball backwards whenever put under pressure - and offers nothing positive for the supporters. I don't blame the players for this - it's the ridiculous formation and tactics used by Cooper. However, I do believe we have the players at the club capable of stringing some good results together to finish the season positively- providing we hire a decent manager playing attacking football, with 2 strikers, and 2 wingers. So - let's sack Cooper now, and bring in a manager who will play attacking football, and will try to take opposing teams on - and give the fans something positive to shout about. We definitely won't win every game - but it will be ***infinitely*** better to the dross Cooper delivers - which often ammounts to a 90 minute capitulation - which always seems to be due to our young team youth, the referee, injuries, the pitch, the weather, etc, etc, but never Mark cooper's stupidity. Cooper needs to face facts - these results are his fault - not the players.
Sanity speaks
[quote][p][bold]Hampshire_ReD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gloucester Red, Hucclecote[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Paul12001[/bold] wrote: Seriously Cooper haters give it a rest will you! I don't understand why people think we have a Devine right to at the very top pushing into the championship? We nearly went out of business less than 12 months ago and we have never been a rich club. Lee Power is re-structuring the club to make it more self sufficient so we don't go through that again which has meant budget cuts since the Paolo days which nearly sent us over the edge. He has gone down the route of young players and try and develop players then maybe sell some in the future. There is bound to be ups and downs along the way but really we are a mid-table club for the time being and there is no way we are ready for the championship, no way as that would involve serious money. Stability and build over the next few seasons. Why do people want to keep chopping and changing managers, that's not really the way forwards. We had a great start to the season and people have got carried away, it was always going to be hard to maintain it and always likely to go through a tough spell which we are going through now. However that's where REAL supporters should be getting behind the players and management to encourage. How does booing and groaning benefit anyone? I understand fans pay their hard earned money and respect that and will have opinions but there are no guarantees in football, it's not a perfect science, everybody is chasing the dream but only 4 teams from Prem to League two actually win the league. I see success for Swindon as stabilising the club as a whole, mid to upper table finish and a good recruitment drive in the summer and all of this is still possible. So to the people of Swindon get behind the club, SUPPORT and ENCOURAGE "ALL" of the staff and players and let's see where we are at the end of the season. COYR[/p][/quote]Sanity speaks at last![/p][/quote]I think you've totally missed the point. Promotion has never been on the table - we simply don't have the quality to chase it, and that's not really what people are cheesed off about. Supporters pay their money to be entertained above all else. If you don't entertain them then the desire to attend drops (particularly or non-season ticket holders). Lower attendances make running the club on the financially sound basis that you harp on about, more difficult due to the loss of revenue - so it's in Lee Power's interest to do whatever is possible to fill the ground as best as possible as often as possible - whilst maintaining tight control on costs. Cooper's brand of football is utterly boring, non-penetrative, non-attactive with minimal scoring chances and far, far, far too negative - playing the ball backwards whenever put under pressure - and offers nothing positive for the supporters. I don't blame the players for this - it's the ridiculous formation and tactics used by Cooper. However, I do believe we have the players at the club capable of stringing some good results together to finish the season positively- providing we hire a decent manager playing attacking football, with 2 strikers, and 2 wingers. So - let's sack Cooper now, and bring in a manager who will play attacking football, and will try to take opposing teams on - and give the fans something positive to shout about. We definitely won't win every game - but it will be ***infinitely*** better to the dross Cooper delivers - which often ammounts to a 90 minute capitulation - which always seems to be due to our young team youth, the referee, injuries, the pitch, the weather, etc, etc, but never Mark cooper's stupidity. Cooper needs to face facts - these results are his fault - not the players.[/p][/quote]Sanity speaks who am i
  • Score: 5

10:59am Fri 14 Mar 14

Gloucester Red, Hucclecote says...

Is that you Lovesey wrote:
He is not fazed by the speculation because he is an arrogant Tw1t.

I don't rate him, poor team set up, poor tactics, awful boring football, poor fitness levels, on the plus side we have had some good loan players from spurs.

Oh did I mention poor results and lack of desire and passion on the pitch.....

Cooper out, he can go back to managing at his rightful level in the conference.
A case of the kettle calling the pot black.
[quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: He is not fazed by the speculation because he is an arrogant Tw1t. I don't rate him, poor team set up, poor tactics, awful boring football, poor fitness levels, on the plus side we have had some good loan players from spurs. Oh did I mention poor results and lack of desire and passion on the pitch..... Cooper out, he can go back to managing at his rightful level in the conference.[/p][/quote]A case of the kettle calling the pot black. Gloucester Red, Hucclecote
  • Score: -1

11:01am Fri 14 Mar 14

bearwoodred says...

Is that you Lovesey wrote:
bearwoodred wrote:
Paul12001 wrote: Seriously Cooper haters give it a rest will you! I don't understand why people think we have a Devine right to at the very top pushing into the championship? We nearly went out of business less than 12 months ago and we have never been a rich club. Lee Power is re-structuring the club to make it more self sufficient so we don't go through that again which has meant budget cuts since the Paolo days which nearly sent us over the edge. He has gone down the route of young players and try and develop players then maybe sell some in the future. There is bound to be ups and downs along the way but really we are a mid-table club for the time being and there is no way we are ready for the championship, no way as that would involve serious money. Stability and build over the next few seasons. Why do people want to keep chopping and changing managers, that's not really the way forwards. We had a great start to the season and people have got carried away, it was always going to be hard to maintain it and always likely to go through a tough spell which we are going through now. However that's where REAL supporters should be getting behind the players and management to encourage. How does booing and groaning benefit anyone? I understand fans pay their hard earned money and respect that and will have opinions but there are no guarantees in football, it's not a perfect science, everybody is chasing the dream but only 4 teams from Prem to League two actually win the league. I see success for Swindon as stabilising the club as a whole, mid to upper table finish and a good recruitment drive in the summer and all of this is still possible. So to the people of Swindon get behind the club, SUPPORT and ENCOURAGE "ALL" of the staff and players and let's see where we are at the end of the season. COYR
top man. Nothing more tedious and borish than Smeg and his ilk focussing all their time and effort on hating someone rather than supporting their club. Who ever is in charge the focus HAS to be on supporting the team surely and this season was always more about getting onto an even kiel and getting everything straight - on that score job done. Did anyone see any of Benfica embarass SPurs last night? Saw about 20 minutes - notice how they kept the ball!!!
You can actualy do both, I support my club both home and away, why does that mean I should like Cooper, you drive to the away games, spend petrol money, time and cash for lunch and a beer, then sit down to watch a training match of kids against men....

See how much you enjoy it......
was not quite my point was it? I know certain posters feelings as does eryone else I suspect. It is these repeatative comments which are pointless and dull. It's like we are all suddenly supposed to post anti-Cooper one liners and when we do all of a sudden the club will take note and sack him. I seriously do not understand what everyone expected to say to these comments - its like they are trying to provoke people.

I do go home and away when I too can afford it on a mergre wage. I like the fact the team are trying to play football and accept also that there is a long way to go to get everything right. BUT I do think things are going in the right direction and that there are a lot of players getting better. As per the Wolves game he changed things and we were better by a long shot, which does make you question why he did not do things from the start! Could not understand his choice of Kasim over Louis!

Sad as it is I always enjoy watching my team - win or lose. If I did not I would stop. I do also go to every game thinking that we can win it - no matter how bad we are playing - but that is just me.
[quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bearwoodred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Paul12001[/bold] wrote: Seriously Cooper haters give it a rest will you! I don't understand why people think we have a Devine right to at the very top pushing into the championship? We nearly went out of business less than 12 months ago and we have never been a rich club. Lee Power is re-structuring the club to make it more self sufficient so we don't go through that again which has meant budget cuts since the Paolo days which nearly sent us over the edge. He has gone down the route of young players and try and develop players then maybe sell some in the future. There is bound to be ups and downs along the way but really we are a mid-table club for the time being and there is no way we are ready for the championship, no way as that would involve serious money. Stability and build over the next few seasons. Why do people want to keep chopping and changing managers, that's not really the way forwards. We had a great start to the season and people have got carried away, it was always going to be hard to maintain it and always likely to go through a tough spell which we are going through now. However that's where REAL supporters should be getting behind the players and management to encourage. How does booing and groaning benefit anyone? I understand fans pay their hard earned money and respect that and will have opinions but there are no guarantees in football, it's not a perfect science, everybody is chasing the dream but only 4 teams from Prem to League two actually win the league. I see success for Swindon as stabilising the club as a whole, mid to upper table finish and a good recruitment drive in the summer and all of this is still possible. So to the people of Swindon get behind the club, SUPPORT and ENCOURAGE "ALL" of the staff and players and let's see where we are at the end of the season. COYR[/p][/quote]top man. Nothing more tedious and borish than Smeg and his ilk focussing all their time and effort on hating someone rather than supporting their club. Who ever is in charge the focus HAS to be on supporting the team surely and this season was always more about getting onto an even kiel and getting everything straight - on that score job done. Did anyone see any of Benfica embarass SPurs last night? Saw about 20 minutes - notice how they kept the ball!!![/p][/quote]You can actualy do both, I support my club both home and away, why does that mean I should like Cooper, you drive to the away games, spend petrol money, time and cash for lunch and a beer, then sit down to watch a training match of kids against men.... See how much you enjoy it......[/p][/quote]was not quite my point was it? I know certain posters feelings as does eryone else I suspect. It is these repeatative comments which are pointless and dull. It's like we are all suddenly supposed to post anti-Cooper one liners and when we do all of a sudden the club will take note and sack him. I seriously do not understand what everyone expected to say to these comments - its like they are trying to provoke people. I do go home and away when I too can afford it on a mergre wage. I like the fact the team are trying to play football and accept also that there is a long way to go to get everything right. BUT I do think things are going in the right direction and that there are a lot of players getting better. As per the Wolves game he changed things and we were better by a long shot, which does make you question why he did not do things from the start! Could not understand his choice of Kasim over Louis! Sad as it is I always enjoy watching my team - win or lose. If I did not I would stop. I do also go to every game thinking that we can win it - no matter how bad we are playing - but that is just me. bearwoodred
  • Score: 6

12:40pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Haydonender says...

I don't expect Cooper to be sacked as long as we remain clear of the relegation battle. I am not really massively for or against him personally, overall I think he is doing an ok job with the resources (I was expecting mid table and looks like we will get that) but I'm not happy with his tactics & attitude.

Next season will be the telling one when we get rid of the last of the expensive earners and Power/Cooper have a full preseason to build on what we have. If we don't recruit well in the summer I can see a relegation fight but likewise, if we do then who knows whats possible. Either way I've renewed my season ticket this morning (and it cost less than last year with 10% discount).
I don't expect Cooper to be sacked as long as we remain clear of the relegation battle. I am not really massively for or against him personally, overall I think he is doing an ok job with the resources (I was expecting mid table and looks like we will get that) but I'm not happy with his tactics & attitude. Next season will be the telling one when we get rid of the last of the expensive earners and Power/Cooper have a full preseason to build on what we have. If we don't recruit well in the summer I can see a relegation fight but likewise, if we do then who knows whats possible. Either way I've renewed my season ticket this morning (and it cost less than last year with 10% discount). Haydonender
  • Score: 7

12:55pm Fri 14 Mar 14

smirg kcab says...

bearwoodred wrote:
Paul12001 wrote:
Seriously Cooper haters give it a rest will you!

I don't understand why people think we have a Devine right to at the very top pushing into the championship? We nearly went out of business less than 12 months ago and we have never been a rich club. Lee Power is re-structuring the club to make it more self sufficient so we don't go through that again which has meant budget cuts since the Paolo days which nearly sent us over the edge. He has gone down the route of young players and try and develop players then maybe sell some in the future. There is bound to be ups and downs along the way but really we are a mid-table club for the time being and there is no way we are ready for the championship, no way as that would involve serious money.

Stability and build over the next few seasons. Why do people want to keep chopping and changing managers, that's not really the way forwards. We had a great start to the season and people have got carried away, it was always going to be hard to maintain it and always likely to go through a tough spell which we are going through now. However that's where REAL supporters should be getting behind the players and management to encourage. How does booing and groaning benefit anyone?

I understand fans pay their hard earned money and respect that and will have opinions but there are no guarantees in football, it's not a perfect science, everybody is chasing the dream but only 4 teams from Prem to League two actually win the league.

I see success for Swindon as stabilising the club as a whole, mid to upper table finish and a good recruitment drive in the summer and all of this is still possible. So to the people of Swindon get behind the club, SUPPORT and ENCOURAGE "ALL" of the staff and players and let's see where we are at the end of the season.

COYR
top man. Nothing more tedious and borish than Smeg and his ilk focussing all their time and effort on hating someone rather than supporting their club. Who ever is in charge the focus HAS to be on supporting the team surely and this season was always more about getting onto an even kiel and getting everything straight - on that score job done.

Did anyone see any of Benfica embarass SPurs last night? Saw about 20 minutes - notice how they kept the ball!!!
You probably seen more of spurs last night stfc all season
Just a thought loser
[quote][p][bold]bearwoodred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Paul12001[/bold] wrote: Seriously Cooper haters give it a rest will you! I don't understand why people think we have a Devine right to at the very top pushing into the championship? We nearly went out of business less than 12 months ago and we have never been a rich club. Lee Power is re-structuring the club to make it more self sufficient so we don't go through that again which has meant budget cuts since the Paolo days which nearly sent us over the edge. He has gone down the route of young players and try and develop players then maybe sell some in the future. There is bound to be ups and downs along the way but really we are a mid-table club for the time being and there is no way we are ready for the championship, no way as that would involve serious money. Stability and build over the next few seasons. Why do people want to keep chopping and changing managers, that's not really the way forwards. We had a great start to the season and people have got carried away, it was always going to be hard to maintain it and always likely to go through a tough spell which we are going through now. However that's where REAL supporters should be getting behind the players and management to encourage. How does booing and groaning benefit anyone? I understand fans pay their hard earned money and respect that and will have opinions but there are no guarantees in football, it's not a perfect science, everybody is chasing the dream but only 4 teams from Prem to League two actually win the league. I see success for Swindon as stabilising the club as a whole, mid to upper table finish and a good recruitment drive in the summer and all of this is still possible. So to the people of Swindon get behind the club, SUPPORT and ENCOURAGE "ALL" of the staff and players and let's see where we are at the end of the season. COYR[/p][/quote]top man. Nothing more tedious and borish than Smeg and his ilk focussing all their time and effort on hating someone rather than supporting their club. Who ever is in charge the focus HAS to be on supporting the team surely and this season was always more about getting onto an even kiel and getting everything straight - on that score job done. Did anyone see any of Benfica embarass SPurs last night? Saw about 20 minutes - notice how they kept the ball!!![/p][/quote]You probably seen more of spurs last night stfc all season Just a thought loser smirg kcab
  • Score: -9

1:08pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Vintage Trouble says...

Hampshire_ReD wrote:
Gloucester Red, Hucclecote wrote:
Paul12001 wrote: Seriously Cooper haters give it a rest will you! I don't understand why people think we have a Devine right to at the very top pushing into the championship? We nearly went out of business less than 12 months ago and we have never been a rich club. Lee Power is re-structuring the club to make it more self sufficient so we don't go through that again which has meant budget cuts since the Paolo days which nearly sent us over the edge. He has gone down the route of young players and try and develop players then maybe sell some in the future. There is bound to be ups and downs along the way but really we are a mid-table club for the time being and there is no way we are ready for the championship, no way as that would involve serious money. Stability and build over the next few seasons. Why do people want to keep chopping and changing managers, that's not really the way forwards. We had a great start to the season and people have got carried away, it was always going to be hard to maintain it and always likely to go through a tough spell which we are going through now. However that's where REAL supporters should be getting behind the players and management to encourage. How does booing and groaning benefit anyone? I understand fans pay their hard earned money and respect that and will have opinions but there are no guarantees in football, it's not a perfect science, everybody is chasing the dream but only 4 teams from Prem to League two actually win the league. I see success for Swindon as stabilising the club as a whole, mid to upper table finish and a good recruitment drive in the summer and all of this is still possible. So to the people of Swindon get behind the club, SUPPORT and ENCOURAGE "ALL" of the staff and players and let's see where we are at the end of the season. COYR
Sanity speaks at last!
I think you've totally missed the point. Promotion has never been on the table - we simply don't have the quality to chase it, and that's not really what people are cheesed off about. Supporters pay their money to be entertained above all else. If you don't entertain them then the desire to attend drops (particularly or non-season ticket holders). Lower attendances make running the club on the financially sound basis that you harp on about, more difficult due to the loss of revenue - so it's in Lee Power's interest to do whatever is possible to fill the ground as best as possible as often as possible - whilst maintaining tight control on costs. Cooper's brand of football is utterly boring, non-penetrative, non-attactive with minimal scoring chances and far, far, far too negative - playing the ball backwards whenever put under pressure - and offers nothing positive for the supporters. I don't blame the players for this - it's the ridiculous formation and tactics used by Cooper. However, I do believe we have the players at the club capable of stringing some good results together to finish the season positively- providing we hire a decent manager playing attacking football, with 2 strikers, and 2 wingers. So - let's sack Cooper now, and bring in a manager who will play attacking football, and will try to take opposing teams on - and give the fans something positive to shout about. We definitely won't win every game - but it will be ***infinitely*** better to the dross Cooper delivers - which often ammounts to a 90 minute capitulation - which always seems to be due to our young team youth, the referee, injuries, the pitch, the weather, etc, etc, but never Mark cooper's stupidity. Cooper needs to face facts - these results are his fault - not the players.
How on Earth we got to 9th in the table, and previously higher, if we've been playing "far, far, far too negative" and "ridiculous tactics" which "ammounts to a 90 minute capitulation" I'll never know!
[quote][p][bold]Hampshire_ReD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gloucester Red, Hucclecote[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Paul12001[/bold] wrote: Seriously Cooper haters give it a rest will you! I don't understand why people think we have a Devine right to at the very top pushing into the championship? We nearly went out of business less than 12 months ago and we have never been a rich club. Lee Power is re-structuring the club to make it more self sufficient so we don't go through that again which has meant budget cuts since the Paolo days which nearly sent us over the edge. He has gone down the route of young players and try and develop players then maybe sell some in the future. There is bound to be ups and downs along the way but really we are a mid-table club for the time being and there is no way we are ready for the championship, no way as that would involve serious money. Stability and build over the next few seasons. Why do people want to keep chopping and changing managers, that's not really the way forwards. We had a great start to the season and people have got carried away, it was always going to be hard to maintain it and always likely to go through a tough spell which we are going through now. However that's where REAL supporters should be getting behind the players and management to encourage. How does booing and groaning benefit anyone? I understand fans pay their hard earned money and respect that and will have opinions but there are no guarantees in football, it's not a perfect science, everybody is chasing the dream but only 4 teams from Prem to League two actually win the league. I see success for Swindon as stabilising the club as a whole, mid to upper table finish and a good recruitment drive in the summer and all of this is still possible. So to the people of Swindon get behind the club, SUPPORT and ENCOURAGE "ALL" of the staff and players and let's see where we are at the end of the season. COYR[/p][/quote]Sanity speaks at last![/p][/quote]I think you've totally missed the point. Promotion has never been on the table - we simply don't have the quality to chase it, and that's not really what people are cheesed off about. Supporters pay their money to be entertained above all else. If you don't entertain them then the desire to attend drops (particularly or non-season ticket holders). Lower attendances make running the club on the financially sound basis that you harp on about, more difficult due to the loss of revenue - so it's in Lee Power's interest to do whatever is possible to fill the ground as best as possible as often as possible - whilst maintaining tight control on costs. Cooper's brand of football is utterly boring, non-penetrative, non-attactive with minimal scoring chances and far, far, far too negative - playing the ball backwards whenever put under pressure - and offers nothing positive for the supporters. I don't blame the players for this - it's the ridiculous formation and tactics used by Cooper. However, I do believe we have the players at the club capable of stringing some good results together to finish the season positively- providing we hire a decent manager playing attacking football, with 2 strikers, and 2 wingers. So - let's sack Cooper now, and bring in a manager who will play attacking football, and will try to take opposing teams on - and give the fans something positive to shout about. We definitely won't win every game - but it will be ***infinitely*** better to the dross Cooper delivers - which often ammounts to a 90 minute capitulation - which always seems to be due to our young team youth, the referee, injuries, the pitch, the weather, etc, etc, but never Mark cooper's stupidity. Cooper needs to face facts - these results are his fault - not the players.[/p][/quote]How on Earth we got to 9th in the table, and previously higher, if we've been playing "far, far, far too negative" and "ridiculous tactics" which "ammounts to a 90 minute capitulation" I'll never know! Vintage Trouble
  • Score: 0

1:24pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Swindonian63 says...

Paul12001 wrote:
Seriously Cooper haters give it a rest will you!

I don't understand why people think we have a Devine right to at the very top pushing into the championship? We nearly went out of business less than 12 months ago and we have never been a rich club. Lee Power is re-structuring the club to make it more self sufficient so we don't go through that again which has meant budget cuts since the Paolo days which nearly sent us over the edge. He has gone down the route of young players and try and develop players then maybe sell some in the future. There is bound to be ups and downs along the way but really we are a mid-table club for the time being and there is no way we are ready for the championship, no way as that would involve serious money.

Stability and build over the next few seasons. Why do people want to keep chopping and changing managers, that's not really the way forwards. We had a great start to the season and people have got carried away, it was always going to be hard to maintain it and always likely to go through a tough spell which we are going through now. However that's where REAL supporters should be getting behind the players and management to encourage. How does booing and groaning benefit anyone?

I understand fans pay their hard earned money and respect that and will have opinions but there are no guarantees in football, it's not a perfect science, everybody is chasing the dream but only 4 teams from Prem to League two actually win the league.

I see success for Swindon as stabilising the club as a whole, mid to upper table finish and a good recruitment drive in the summer and all of this is still possible. So to the people of Swindon get behind the club, SUPPORT and ENCOURAGE "ALL" of the staff and players and let's see where we are at the end of the season.

COYR
Excellent post...congratulatio
ns on producing such a balanced and realistic assessment.
[quote][p][bold]Paul12001[/bold] wrote: Seriously Cooper haters give it a rest will you! I don't understand why people think we have a Devine right to at the very top pushing into the championship? We nearly went out of business less than 12 months ago and we have never been a rich club. Lee Power is re-structuring the club to make it more self sufficient so we don't go through that again which has meant budget cuts since the Paolo days which nearly sent us over the edge. He has gone down the route of young players and try and develop players then maybe sell some in the future. There is bound to be ups and downs along the way but really we are a mid-table club for the time being and there is no way we are ready for the championship, no way as that would involve serious money. Stability and build over the next few seasons. Why do people want to keep chopping and changing managers, that's not really the way forwards. We had a great start to the season and people have got carried away, it was always going to be hard to maintain it and always likely to go through a tough spell which we are going through now. However that's where REAL supporters should be getting behind the players and management to encourage. How does booing and groaning benefit anyone? I understand fans pay their hard earned money and respect that and will have opinions but there are no guarantees in football, it's not a perfect science, everybody is chasing the dream but only 4 teams from Prem to League two actually win the league. I see success for Swindon as stabilising the club as a whole, mid to upper table finish and a good recruitment drive in the summer and all of this is still possible. So to the people of Swindon get behind the club, SUPPORT and ENCOURAGE "ALL" of the staff and players and let's see where we are at the end of the season. COYR[/p][/quote]Excellent post...congratulatio ns on producing such a balanced and realistic assessment. Swindonian63
  • Score: 0

1:26pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Davidsyrett says...

What many seem to have forgotten is our injury list, how is Cooper supposed to play it when he can barley put out a team?

After what happened last season, I'm pleased with the way it's turned out this year, yes, the last 10 or so matches haven't been great, but we are in a far more positive situation than this time last season.
What many seem to have forgotten is our injury list, how is Cooper supposed to play it when he can barley put out a team? After what happened last season, I'm pleased with the way it's turned out this year, yes, the last 10 or so matches haven't been great, but we are in a far more positive situation than this time last season. Davidsyrett
  • Score: 3

1:27pm Fri 14 Mar 14

stfcflag says...

It's not the run of results that bothers some of the fans for me it is the style of play. I appreciate the challenges and always wish the team well but it really has been one of the hardest seasons to watch for me in the past 25 years. Far too much depresseing negative drudge with as mentioned before seemingly no plan B. No direction or drive just a negative approach to the game with keep ball being the imperative. No width, no pace, no overlapping runs, none of the old Swindon Flare. I hope things change with Cooper at the helm but if not bring back Glenn
It's not the run of results that bothers some of the fans for me it is the style of play. I appreciate the challenges and always wish the team well but it really has been one of the hardest seasons to watch for me in the past 25 years. Far too much depresseing negative drudge with as mentioned before seemingly no plan B. No direction or drive just a negative approach to the game with keep ball being the imperative. No width, no pace, no overlapping runs, none of the old Swindon Flare. I hope things change with Cooper at the helm but if not bring back Glenn stfcflag
  • Score: 3

1:31pm Fri 14 Mar 14

RamsburyRed says...

London Red wrote:
Not overly impressed with Cooper's plea - if it was that - that sacking a manager just costs the club money so we shouldn't do it . A change of manager should come when it is felt the current one can not take the club any further forward . Stagnation or decline will also cost the club money too! . No we haven't declined this season as pointe dout above we were on the brink of not existing about 11 months ago so to still be competitive is exceptional - so now the base has been set - we can judge progress from this level - not based on a budget well above our affordability! . As for Cooper - I'm simply hmmmm . I don't think he desrves all the grief he gets as this is a transition season and considering most of his haters were the one saying we were going down - how can they really complain about being 9th? . So considering it is a transistional season - we are clear of our target of staying up - I would be prepared to see how he does next year after a proper pre-season under our new structure . Lets judge him on a more complete squad than the one built this year which we all know was never going to be perfect due to legacy costs and the sheer volume of new recruits needed and how late it was put together becasue of that . Lets not forget PdC learned that lesson quickly and his 2nd season saw the squad established much quicker and a proper pre-season occur . I feel this is happening at our club now and people will be surprised at the efficiency we build the squad next season! . I honestly think most of our targets are already lined up and are probably already being sounded out . However, saying that - I do question Cooper's tatics, constant chopping and changing, playing players out of position, failure to accept any blame etc . I do think had we had a different manager then with the current squad we could be slightly better off and really challenging for 6th - this is due to the others being no better than us rather than us being great and underachieving . So should Power decide it would be better to go with a new guy - then I wouldn't be gutted to see the change - thus the hmmm . Chris Powell did exceptionally well at Charlton working on a tight budget and vastly changing squads - they had 18 changes the season they walked L1 . Sherwood and Ramsey would be good too - Sherwood is highly respected in the game and knows power very well so should easily be able to work with him - Plus Ramsey has a Swindon connection . So if either of those turned up I would be happy
Nicely balanced view. As for those saying 'well, who are the alternatives?' well of course there are too many to mention. Obviously we're not talking about top names, but apart from many young FL managers there is the option of going back to the player/manger role, and to find candidates for that you only have to scour Prem squds for quality players at the end of their careers who are looking to get into management.
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Not overly impressed with Cooper's plea - if it was that - that sacking a manager just costs the club money so we shouldn't do it . A change of manager should come when it is felt the current one can not take the club any further forward . Stagnation or decline will also cost the club money too! . No we haven't declined this season as pointe dout above we were on the brink of not existing about 11 months ago so to still be competitive is exceptional - so now the base has been set - we can judge progress from this level - not based on a budget well above our affordability! . As for Cooper - I'm simply hmmmm . I don't think he desrves all the grief he gets as this is a transition season and considering most of his haters were the one saying we were going down - how can they really complain about being 9th? . So considering it is a transistional season - we are clear of our target of staying up - I would be prepared to see how he does next year after a proper pre-season under our new structure . Lets judge him on a more complete squad than the one built this year which we all know was never going to be perfect due to legacy costs and the sheer volume of new recruits needed and how late it was put together becasue of that . Lets not forget PdC learned that lesson quickly and his 2nd season saw the squad established much quicker and a proper pre-season occur . I feel this is happening at our club now and people will be surprised at the efficiency we build the squad next season! . I honestly think most of our targets are already lined up and are probably already being sounded out . However, saying that - I do question Cooper's tatics, constant chopping and changing, playing players out of position, failure to accept any blame etc . I do think had we had a different manager then with the current squad we could be slightly better off and really challenging for 6th - this is due to the others being no better than us rather than us being great and underachieving . So should Power decide it would be better to go with a new guy - then I wouldn't be gutted to see the change - thus the hmmm . Chris Powell did exceptionally well at Charlton working on a tight budget and vastly changing squads - they had 18 changes the season they walked L1 . Sherwood and Ramsey would be good too - Sherwood is highly respected in the game and knows power very well so should easily be able to work with him - Plus Ramsey has a Swindon connection . So if either of those turned up I would be happy[/p][/quote]Nicely balanced view. As for those saying 'well, who are the alternatives?' well of course there are too many to mention. Obviously we're not talking about top names, but apart from many young FL managers there is the option of going back to the player/manger role, and to find candidates for that you only have to scour Prem squds for quality players at the end of their careers who are looking to get into management. RamsburyRed
  • Score: 0

1:35pm Fri 14 Mar 14

LeGod says...

I would say we need to hit 54 points last season the fifth from bottom side got 51 points.
I would say we need to hit 54 points last season the fifth from bottom side got 51 points. LeGod
  • Score: 1

1:48pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Is that you Lovesey says...

bearwoodred wrote:
Is that you Lovesey wrote:
bearwoodred wrote:
Paul12001 wrote: Seriously Cooper haters give it a rest will you! I don't understand why people think we have a Devine right to at the very top pushing into the championship? We nearly went out of business less than 12 months ago and we have never been a rich club. Lee Power is re-structuring the club to make it more self sufficient so we don't go through that again which has meant budget cuts since the Paolo days which nearly sent us over the edge. He has gone down the route of young players and try and develop players then maybe sell some in the future. There is bound to be ups and downs along the way but really we are a mid-table club for the time being and there is no way we are ready for the championship, no way as that would involve serious money. Stability and build over the next few seasons. Why do people want to keep chopping and changing managers, that's not really the way forwards. We had a great start to the season and people have got carried away, it was always going to be hard to maintain it and always likely to go through a tough spell which we are going through now. However that's where REAL supporters should be getting behind the players and management to encourage. How does booing and groaning benefit anyone? I understand fans pay their hard earned money and respect that and will have opinions but there are no guarantees in football, it's not a perfect science, everybody is chasing the dream but only 4 teams from Prem to League two actually win the league. I see success for Swindon as stabilising the club as a whole, mid to upper table finish and a good recruitment drive in the summer and all of this is still possible. So to the people of Swindon get behind the club, SUPPORT and ENCOURAGE "ALL" of the staff and players and let's see where we are at the end of the season. COYR
top man. Nothing more tedious and borish than Smeg and his ilk focussing all their time and effort on hating someone rather than supporting their club. Who ever is in charge the focus HAS to be on supporting the team surely and this season was always more about getting onto an even kiel and getting everything straight - on that score job done. Did anyone see any of Benfica embarass SPurs last night? Saw about 20 minutes - notice how they kept the ball!!!
You can actualy do both, I support my club both home and away, why does that mean I should like Cooper, you drive to the away games, spend petrol money, time and cash for lunch and a beer, then sit down to watch a training match of kids against men.... See how much you enjoy it......
was not quite my point was it? I know certain posters feelings as does eryone else I suspect. It is these repeatative comments which are pointless and dull. It's like we are all suddenly supposed to post anti-Cooper one liners and when we do all of a sudden the club will take note and sack him. I seriously do not understand what everyone expected to say to these comments - its like they are trying to provoke people. I do go home and away when I too can afford it on a mergre wage. I like the fact the team are trying to play football and accept also that there is a long way to go to get everything right. BUT I do think things are going in the right direction and that there are a lot of players getting better. As per the Wolves game he changed things and we were better by a long shot, which does make you question why he did not do things from the start! Could not understand his choice of Kasim over Louis! Sad as it is I always enjoy watching my team - win or lose. If I did not I would stop. I do also go to every game thinking that we can win it - no matter how bad we are playing - but that is just me.
Well Bearwood, thats the great thing about football we all see things differently. I am unable to see progress, we are going backwards, to watch us play 4-6-0- away from home on a Tuesday night having taken the day off work and spent money to travel and tickets and food, then watch that its not enjoyable. I respect everyones oppinion but its like you said, why does he start a negative little triangles only backwards and sideways formation against a free scoring top of the table side like Wolves, we are unable to defend so trying to keep it tight and contained was never going to work, yet when we became more direct, whilst still playing football we looked 10 times the team, it was the same at home to Cov, so if we can play that way, why do we play like its a training exercise...

I dont want cooper here, I don't believe he is a capable manager at this level.

But hey you see things differently but the reason I responded was I believe you can support the club without liking the manager, I have been supporting Town home and away for a long time (82was my first full season) I have renewed my ST's so they have my monetary support, I have decided to stop wasting my money supporting them away from home because there is no point it ruins my Saturday/Tuesday so much so I am missing City.
I was considering taking a year off because of the way its all going and how boring it is to watch them get to the opponents box and knock it backwards in traingles to our own keeper, frankly I don't find our current style entertaining at all as 90% of it only has the single purpose of keeping possession and not doing anything with it.

Maybe people will wake up, because our pot to P1ss in has gone and we need a manager who has experience to get the best out of players.
[quote][p][bold]bearwoodred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bearwoodred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Paul12001[/bold] wrote: Seriously Cooper haters give it a rest will you! I don't understand why people think we have a Devine right to at the very top pushing into the championship? We nearly went out of business less than 12 months ago and we have never been a rich club. Lee Power is re-structuring the club to make it more self sufficient so we don't go through that again which has meant budget cuts since the Paolo days which nearly sent us over the edge. He has gone down the route of young players and try and develop players then maybe sell some in the future. There is bound to be ups and downs along the way but really we are a mid-table club for the time being and there is no way we are ready for the championship, no way as that would involve serious money. Stability and build over the next few seasons. Why do people want to keep chopping and changing managers, that's not really the way forwards. We had a great start to the season and people have got carried away, it was always going to be hard to maintain it and always likely to go through a tough spell which we are going through now. However that's where REAL supporters should be getting behind the players and management to encourage. How does booing and groaning benefit anyone? I understand fans pay their hard earned money and respect that and will have opinions but there are no guarantees in football, it's not a perfect science, everybody is chasing the dream but only 4 teams from Prem to League two actually win the league. I see success for Swindon as stabilising the club as a whole, mid to upper table finish and a good recruitment drive in the summer and all of this is still possible. So to the people of Swindon get behind the club, SUPPORT and ENCOURAGE "ALL" of the staff and players and let's see where we are at the end of the season. COYR[/p][/quote]top man. Nothing more tedious and borish than Smeg and his ilk focussing all their time and effort on hating someone rather than supporting their club. Who ever is in charge the focus HAS to be on supporting the team surely and this season was always more about getting onto an even kiel and getting everything straight - on that score job done. Did anyone see any of Benfica embarass SPurs last night? Saw about 20 minutes - notice how they kept the ball!!![/p][/quote]You can actualy do both, I support my club both home and away, why does that mean I should like Cooper, you drive to the away games, spend petrol money, time and cash for lunch and a beer, then sit down to watch a training match of kids against men.... See how much you enjoy it......[/p][/quote]was not quite my point was it? I know certain posters feelings as does eryone else I suspect. It is these repeatative comments which are pointless and dull. It's like we are all suddenly supposed to post anti-Cooper one liners and when we do all of a sudden the club will take note and sack him. I seriously do not understand what everyone expected to say to these comments - its like they are trying to provoke people. I do go home and away when I too can afford it on a mergre wage. I like the fact the team are trying to play football and accept also that there is a long way to go to get everything right. BUT I do think things are going in the right direction and that there are a lot of players getting better. As per the Wolves game he changed things and we were better by a long shot, which does make you question why he did not do things from the start! Could not understand his choice of Kasim over Louis! Sad as it is I always enjoy watching my team - win or lose. If I did not I would stop. I do also go to every game thinking that we can win it - no matter how bad we are playing - but that is just me.[/p][/quote]Well Bearwood, thats the great thing about football we all see things differently. I am unable to see progress, we are going backwards, to watch us play 4-6-0- away from home on a Tuesday night having taken the day off work and spent money to travel and tickets and food, then watch that its not enjoyable. I respect everyones oppinion but its like you said, why does he start a negative little triangles only backwards and sideways formation against a free scoring top of the table side like Wolves, we are unable to defend so trying to keep it tight and contained was never going to work, yet when we became more direct, whilst still playing football we looked 10 times the team, it was the same at home to Cov, so if we can play that way, why do we play like its a training exercise... I dont want cooper here, I don't believe he is a capable manager at this level. But hey you see things differently but the reason I responded was I believe you can support the club without liking the manager, I have been supporting Town home and away for a long time (82was my first full season) I have renewed my ST's so they have my monetary support, I have decided to stop wasting my money supporting them away from home because there is no point it ruins my Saturday/Tuesday so much so I am missing City. I was considering taking a year off because of the way its all going and how boring it is to watch them get to the opponents box and knock it backwards in traingles to our own keeper, frankly I don't find our current style entertaining at all as 90% of it only has the single purpose of keeping possession and not doing anything with it. Maybe people will wake up, because our pot to P1ss in has gone and we need a manager who has experience to get the best out of players. Is that you Lovesey
  • Score: 4

2:01pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Is that you Lovesey says...

Gloucester Red, Hucclecote wrote:
Is that you Lovesey wrote: He is not fazed by the speculation because he is an arrogant Tw1t. I don't rate him, poor team set up, poor tactics, awful boring football, poor fitness levels, on the plus side we have had some good loan players from spurs. Oh did I mention poor results and lack of desire and passion on the pitch..... Cooper out, he can go back to managing at his rightful level in the conference.
A case of the kettle calling the pot black.
Kettle calling pot black, what a truly remarkable statement which I cant work out the meaning, nope i believe the phrase means that you are calling someone something that you actualy are, so yep you are right, I am a sh1te football manager as well.
[quote][p][bold]Gloucester Red, Hucclecote[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: He is not fazed by the speculation because he is an arrogant Tw1t. I don't rate him, poor team set up, poor tactics, awful boring football, poor fitness levels, on the plus side we have had some good loan players from spurs. Oh did I mention poor results and lack of desire and passion on the pitch..... Cooper out, he can go back to managing at his rightful level in the conference.[/p][/quote]A case of the kettle calling the pot black.[/p][/quote]Kettle calling pot black, what a truly remarkable statement which I cant work out the meaning, nope i believe the phrase means that you are calling someone something that you actualy are, so yep you are right, I am a sh1te football manager as well. Is that you Lovesey
  • Score: 0

2:44pm Fri 14 Mar 14

bearwoodred says...

smirg kcab wrote:
bearwoodred wrote:
Paul12001 wrote:
Seriously Cooper haters give it a rest will you!

I don't understand why people think we have a Devine right to at the very top pushing into the championship? We nearly went out of business less than 12 months ago and we have never been a rich club. Lee Power is re-structuring the club to make it more self sufficient so we don't go through that again which has meant budget cuts since the Paolo days which nearly sent us over the edge. He has gone down the route of young players and try and develop players then maybe sell some in the future. There is bound to be ups and downs along the way but really we are a mid-table club for the time being and there is no way we are ready for the championship, no way as that would involve serious money.

Stability and build over the next few seasons. Why do people want to keep chopping and changing managers, that's not really the way forwards. We had a great start to the season and people have got carried away, it was always going to be hard to maintain it and always likely to go through a tough spell which we are going through now. However that's where REAL supporters should be getting behind the players and management to encourage. How does booing and groaning benefit anyone?

I understand fans pay their hard earned money and respect that and will have opinions but there are no guarantees in football, it's not a perfect science, everybody is chasing the dream but only 4 teams from Prem to League two actually win the league.

I see success for Swindon as stabilising the club as a whole, mid to upper table finish and a good recruitment drive in the summer and all of this is still possible. So to the people of Swindon get behind the club, SUPPORT and ENCOURAGE "ALL" of the staff and players and let's see where we are at the end of the season.

COYR
top man. Nothing more tedious and borish than Smeg and his ilk focussing all their time and effort on hating someone rather than supporting their club. Who ever is in charge the focus HAS to be on supporting the team surely and this season was always more about getting onto an even kiel and getting everything straight - on that score job done.

Did anyone see any of Benfica embarass SPurs last night? Saw about 20 minutes - notice how they kept the ball!!!
You probably seen more of spurs last night stfc all season
Just a thought loser
If only you'd actually read what other people wrote sad man.
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bearwoodred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Paul12001[/bold] wrote: Seriously Cooper haters give it a rest will you! I don't understand why people think we have a Devine right to at the very top pushing into the championship? We nearly went out of business less than 12 months ago and we have never been a rich club. Lee Power is re-structuring the club to make it more self sufficient so we don't go through that again which has meant budget cuts since the Paolo days which nearly sent us over the edge. He has gone down the route of young players and try and develop players then maybe sell some in the future. There is bound to be ups and downs along the way but really we are a mid-table club for the time being and there is no way we are ready for the championship, no way as that would involve serious money. Stability and build over the next few seasons. Why do people want to keep chopping and changing managers, that's not really the way forwards. We had a great start to the season and people have got carried away, it was always going to be hard to maintain it and always likely to go through a tough spell which we are going through now. However that's where REAL supporters should be getting behind the players and management to encourage. How does booing and groaning benefit anyone? I understand fans pay their hard earned money and respect that and will have opinions but there are no guarantees in football, it's not a perfect science, everybody is chasing the dream but only 4 teams from Prem to League two actually win the league. I see success for Swindon as stabilising the club as a whole, mid to upper table finish and a good recruitment drive in the summer and all of this is still possible. So to the people of Swindon get behind the club, SUPPORT and ENCOURAGE "ALL" of the staff and players and let's see where we are at the end of the season. COYR[/p][/quote]top man. Nothing more tedious and borish than Smeg and his ilk focussing all their time and effort on hating someone rather than supporting their club. Who ever is in charge the focus HAS to be on supporting the team surely and this season was always more about getting onto an even kiel and getting everything straight - on that score job done. Did anyone see any of Benfica embarass SPurs last night? Saw about 20 minutes - notice how they kept the ball!!![/p][/quote]You probably seen more of spurs last night stfc all season Just a thought loser[/p][/quote]If only you'd actually read what other people wrote sad man. bearwoodred
  • Score: 1

2:58pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Old-Stager, Hilperton says...

You would think it's bad enough that the Town are playing Bristol City at Ashton Gate tomorrow, just when they have won their last three games and we have won just once in nine games.
The referee is none other than TREVOR KETTLE !
God have mercy upon us !
You would think it's bad enough that the Town are playing Bristol City at Ashton Gate tomorrow, just when they have won their last three games and we have won just once in nine games. The referee is none other than TREVOR KETTLE ! God have mercy upon us ! Old-Stager, Hilperton
  • Score: 2

3:07pm Fri 14 Mar 14

bearwoodred says...

Is that you Lovesey wrote:
bearwoodred wrote:
Is that you Lovesey wrote:
bearwoodred wrote:
Paul12001 wrote: Seriously Cooper haters give it a rest will you! I don't understand why people think we have a Devine right to at the very top pushing into the championship? We nearly went out of business less than 12 months ago and we have never been a rich club. Lee Power is re-structuring the club to make it more self sufficient so we don't go through that again which has meant budget cuts since the Paolo days which nearly sent us over the edge. He has gone down the route of young players and try and develop players then maybe sell some in the future. There is bound to be ups and downs along the way but really we are a mid-table club for the time being and there is no way we are ready for the championship, no way as that would involve serious money. Stability and build over the next few seasons. Why do people want to keep chopping and changing managers, that's not really the way forwards. We had a great start to the season and people have got carried away, it was always going to be hard to maintain it and always likely to go through a tough spell which we are going through now. However that's where REAL supporters should be getting behind the players and management to encourage. How does booing and groaning benefit anyone? I understand fans pay their hard earned money and respect that and will have opinions but there are no guarantees in football, it's not a perfect science, everybody is chasing the dream but only 4 teams from Prem to League two actually win the league. I see success for Swindon as stabilising the club as a whole, mid to upper table finish and a good recruitment drive in the summer and all of this is still possible. So to the people of Swindon get behind the club, SUPPORT and ENCOURAGE "ALL" of the staff and players and let's see where we are at the end of the season. COYR
top man. Nothing more tedious and borish than Smeg and his ilk focussing all their time and effort on hating someone rather than supporting their club. Who ever is in charge the focus HAS to be on supporting the team surely and this season was always more about getting onto an even kiel and getting everything straight - on that score job done. Did anyone see any of Benfica embarass SPurs last night? Saw about 20 minutes - notice how they kept the ball!!!
You can actualy do both, I support my club both home and away, why does that mean I should like Cooper, you drive to the away games, spend petrol money, time and cash for lunch and a beer, then sit down to watch a training match of kids against men.... See how much you enjoy it......
was not quite my point was it? I know certain posters feelings as does eryone else I suspect. It is these repeatative comments which are pointless and dull. It's like we are all suddenly supposed to post anti-Cooper one liners and when we do all of a sudden the club will take note and sack him. I seriously do not understand what everyone expected to say to these comments - its like they are trying to provoke people. I do go home and away when I too can afford it on a mergre wage. I like the fact the team are trying to play football and accept also that there is a long way to go to get everything right. BUT I do think things are going in the right direction and that there are a lot of players getting better. As per the Wolves game he changed things and we were better by a long shot, which does make you question why he did not do things from the start! Could not understand his choice of Kasim over Louis! Sad as it is I always enjoy watching my team - win or lose. If I did not I would stop. I do also go to every game thinking that we can win it - no matter how bad we are playing - but that is just me.
Well Bearwood, thats the great thing about football we all see things differently. I am unable to see progress, we are going backwards, to watch us play 4-6-0- away from home on a Tuesday night having taken the day off work and spent money to travel and tickets and food, then watch that its not enjoyable. I respect everyones oppinion but its like you said, why does he start a negative little triangles only backwards and sideways formation against a free scoring top of the table side like Wolves, we are unable to defend so trying to keep it tight and contained was never going to work, yet when we became more direct, whilst still playing football we looked 10 times the team, it was the same at home to Cov, so if we can play that way, why do we play like its a training exercise...

I dont want cooper here, I don't believe he is a capable manager at this level.

But hey you see things differently but the reason I responded was I believe you can support the club without liking the manager, I have been supporting Town home and away for a long time (82was my first full season) I have renewed my ST's so they have my monetary support, I have decided to stop wasting my money supporting them away from home because there is no point it ruins my Saturday/Tuesday so much so I am missing City.
I was considering taking a year off because of the way its all going and how boring it is to watch them get to the opponents box and knock it backwards in traingles to our own keeper, frankly I don't find our current style entertaining at all as 90% of it only has the single purpose of keeping possession and not doing anything with it.

Maybe people will wake up, because our pot to P1ss in has gone and we need a manager who has experience to get the best out of players.
fair comments all round and I can understand where you are coming from. To be honest I am not sure what the anti-Cooper posters expect people to do and I am not aiming that at you! Do they suddenly expect everyone else to start some sort of rebellion with them or something. Despite your doubts and as a Town fan since the early 70's I still think this is not as bad a season as many over the years and that considering we have had to play youngsters etc. then we have done okay. I also think that at times we have looked really good. Even in the first half against Wolves we had our moments. It was not the triangles etc. that cost us at Wolves it was their classy midfiled sending diagonal balls that Ward could not deal with. With Louis in front of him in the second half it ruled out that option to them. Also they had a Sako - who baically is capable of undoing any side outside the Prem and probably some within it. No wonder Forest, West Ham, Villa and QPR all had a sniff in Jan.

I also believe that football is about the ball at your feet and if you have to go back so what, it's what the Dutch, Italians and Spanish do, its what Benfica did to Spurs. Often in the games that I have seen it is actually Pritchard who is holding the ball too long and was very much at fault for this on Tuesday followed closely by Mass. Pritch especially failed to play Jay etc. into the space they had found.in favour of hanging on. He will learn to do it quicker and that is often the difference between players in the leagues above. But I also stand by the fact that if there is nothing on and you get challenged if you go backwards whilst others are trying to make space that is still better than a Flint, Robers, Devita pass going to the oppositons keeper and then having to win it back!!! Surely??? Those little final balls and crosses we need will come with experience and confidence. If it does not come next season then that's when I will join the borish anti-Cooper one liner brigde but until then I am behind the team and will keep going to every game money will allow.
[quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bearwoodred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bearwoodred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Paul12001[/bold] wrote: Seriously Cooper haters give it a rest will you! I don't understand why people think we have a Devine right to at the very top pushing into the championship? We nearly went out of business less than 12 months ago and we have never been a rich club. Lee Power is re-structuring the club to make it more self sufficient so we don't go through that again which has meant budget cuts since the Paolo days which nearly sent us over the edge. He has gone down the route of young players and try and develop players then maybe sell some in the future. There is bound to be ups and downs along the way but really we are a mid-table club for the time being and there is no way we are ready for the championship, no way as that would involve serious money. Stability and build over the next few seasons. Why do people want to keep chopping and changing managers, that's not really the way forwards. We had a great start to the season and people have got carried away, it was always going to be hard to maintain it and always likely to go through a tough spell which we are going through now. However that's where REAL supporters should be getting behind the players and management to encourage. How does booing and groaning benefit anyone? I understand fans pay their hard earned money and respect that and will have opinions but there are no guarantees in football, it's not a perfect science, everybody is chasing the dream but only 4 teams from Prem to League two actually win the league. I see success for Swindon as stabilising the club as a whole, mid to upper table finish and a good recruitment drive in the summer and all of this is still possible. So to the people of Swindon get behind the club, SUPPORT and ENCOURAGE "ALL" of the staff and players and let's see where we are at the end of the season. COYR[/p][/quote]top man. Nothing more tedious and borish than Smeg and his ilk focussing all their time and effort on hating someone rather than supporting their club. Who ever is in charge the focus HAS to be on supporting the team surely and this season was always more about getting onto an even kiel and getting everything straight - on that score job done. Did anyone see any of Benfica embarass SPurs last night? Saw about 20 minutes - notice how they kept the ball!!![/p][/quote]You can actualy do both, I support my club both home and away, why does that mean I should like Cooper, you drive to the away games, spend petrol money, time and cash for lunch and a beer, then sit down to watch a training match of kids against men.... See how much you enjoy it......[/p][/quote]was not quite my point was it? I know certain posters feelings as does eryone else I suspect. It is these repeatative comments which are pointless and dull. It's like we are all suddenly supposed to post anti-Cooper one liners and when we do all of a sudden the club will take note and sack him. I seriously do not understand what everyone expected to say to these comments - its like they are trying to provoke people. I do go home and away when I too can afford it on a mergre wage. I like the fact the team are trying to play football and accept also that there is a long way to go to get everything right. BUT I do think things are going in the right direction and that there are a lot of players getting better. As per the Wolves game he changed things and we were better by a long shot, which does make you question why he did not do things from the start! Could not understand his choice of Kasim over Louis! Sad as it is I always enjoy watching my team - win or lose. If I did not I would stop. I do also go to every game thinking that we can win it - no matter how bad we are playing - but that is just me.[/p][/quote]Well Bearwood, thats the great thing about football we all see things differently. I am unable to see progress, we are going backwards, to watch us play 4-6-0- away from home on a Tuesday night having taken the day off work and spent money to travel and tickets and food, then watch that its not enjoyable. I respect everyones oppinion but its like you said, why does he start a negative little triangles only backwards and sideways formation against a free scoring top of the table side like Wolves, we are unable to defend so trying to keep it tight and contained was never going to work, yet when we became more direct, whilst still playing football we looked 10 times the team, it was the same at home to Cov, so if we can play that way, why do we play like its a training exercise... I dont want cooper here, I don't believe he is a capable manager at this level. But hey you see things differently but the reason I responded was I believe you can support the club without liking the manager, I have been supporting Town home and away for a long time (82was my first full season) I have renewed my ST's so they have my monetary support, I have decided to stop wasting my money supporting them away from home because there is no point it ruins my Saturday/Tuesday so much so I am missing City. I was considering taking a year off because of the way its all going and how boring it is to watch them get to the opponents box and knock it backwards in traingles to our own keeper, frankly I don't find our current style entertaining at all as 90% of it only has the single purpose of keeping possession and not doing anything with it. Maybe people will wake up, because our pot to P1ss in has gone and we need a manager who has experience to get the best out of players.[/p][/quote]fair comments all round and I can understand where you are coming from. To be honest I am not sure what the anti-Cooper posters expect people to do and I am not aiming that at you! Do they suddenly expect everyone else to start some sort of rebellion with them or something. Despite your doubts and as a Town fan since the early 70's I still think this is not as bad a season as many over the years and that considering we have had to play youngsters etc. then we have done okay. I also think that at times we have looked really good. Even in the first half against Wolves we had our moments. It was not the triangles etc. that cost us at Wolves it was their classy midfiled sending diagonal balls that Ward could not deal with. With Louis in front of him in the second half it ruled out that option to them. Also they had a Sako - who baically is capable of undoing any side outside the Prem and probably some within it. No wonder Forest, West Ham, Villa and QPR all had a sniff in Jan. I also believe that football is about the ball at your feet and if you have to go back so what, it's what the Dutch, Italians and Spanish do, its what Benfica did to Spurs. Often in the games that I have seen it is actually Pritchard who is holding the ball too long and was very much at fault for this on Tuesday followed closely by Mass. Pritch especially failed to play Jay etc. into the space they had found.in favour of hanging on. He will learn to do it quicker and that is often the difference between players in the leagues above. But I also stand by the fact that if there is nothing on and you get challenged if you go backwards whilst others are trying to make space that is still better than a Flint, Robers, Devita pass going to the oppositons keeper and then having to win it back!!! Surely??? Those little final balls and crosses we need will come with experience and confidence. If it does not come next season then that's when I will join the borish anti-Cooper one liner brigde but until then I am behind the team and will keep going to every game money will allow. bearwoodred
  • Score: 5

3:14pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Oi Den! says...

Old-Stager, Hilperton wrote:
You would think it's bad enough that the Town are playing Bristol City at Ashton Gate tomorrow, just when they have won their last three games and we have won just once in nine games.
The referee is none other than TREVOR KETTLE !
God have mercy upon us !
There you go again OS! If Mr Kettle is that bad, why should we be any more concerned than Bristol City? Maybe he will disallow a perfectly good City goal or give us an undeserved penalty. Sometimes I wonder whether you're more concerned about the referees than the football!
[quote][p][bold]Old-Stager, Hilperton[/bold] wrote: You would think it's bad enough that the Town are playing Bristol City at Ashton Gate tomorrow, just when they have won their last three games and we have won just once in nine games. The referee is none other than TREVOR KETTLE ! God have mercy upon us ![/p][/quote]There you go again OS! If Mr Kettle is that bad, why should we be any more concerned than Bristol City? Maybe he will disallow a perfectly good City goal or give us an undeserved penalty. Sometimes I wonder whether you're more concerned about the referees than the football! Oi Den!
  • Score: -5

3:17pm Fri 14 Mar 14

umpcah says...

Old-Stager, Hilperton wrote:
You would think it's bad enough that the Town are playing Bristol City at Ashton Gate tomorrow, just when they have won their last three games and we have won just once in nine games.
The referee is none other than TREVOR KETTLE !
God have mercy upon us !
A few puzzling decisions followed by player protests and then bookings pending !
[quote][p][bold]Old-Stager, Hilperton[/bold] wrote: You would think it's bad enough that the Town are playing Bristol City at Ashton Gate tomorrow, just when they have won their last three games and we have won just once in nine games. The referee is none other than TREVOR KETTLE ! God have mercy upon us ![/p][/quote]A few puzzling decisions followed by player protests and then bookings pending ! umpcah
  • Score: 0

3:20pm Fri 14 Mar 14

umpcah says...

stfcflag wrote:
It's not the run of results that bothers some of the fans for me it is the style of play. I appreciate the challenges and always wish the team well but it really has been one of the hardest seasons to watch for me in the past 25 years. Far too much depresseing negative drudge with as mentioned before seemingly no plan B. No direction or drive just a negative approach to the game with keep ball being the imperative. No width, no pace, no overlapping runs, none of the old Swindon Flare. I hope things change with Cooper at the helm but if not bring back Glenn
bring back Glenn ? And who will pay him ?
[quote][p][bold]stfcflag[/bold] wrote: It's not the run of results that bothers some of the fans for me it is the style of play. I appreciate the challenges and always wish the team well but it really has been one of the hardest seasons to watch for me in the past 25 years. Far too much depresseing negative drudge with as mentioned before seemingly no plan B. No direction or drive just a negative approach to the game with keep ball being the imperative. No width, no pace, no overlapping runs, none of the old Swindon Flare. I hope things change with Cooper at the helm but if not bring back Glenn[/p][/quote]bring back Glenn ? And who will pay him ? umpcah
  • Score: 1

3:20pm Fri 14 Mar 14

umpcah says...

stfcflag wrote:
It's not the run of results that bothers some of the fans for me it is the style of play. I appreciate the challenges and always wish the team well but it really has been one of the hardest seasons to watch for me in the past 25 years. Far too much depresseing negative drudge with as mentioned before seemingly no plan B. No direction or drive just a negative approach to the game with keep ball being the imperative. No width, no pace, no overlapping runs, none of the old Swindon Flare. I hope things change with Cooper at the helm but if not bring back Glenn
bring back Glenn ? And who will pay him ?
[quote][p][bold]stfcflag[/bold] wrote: It's not the run of results that bothers some of the fans for me it is the style of play. I appreciate the challenges and always wish the team well but it really has been one of the hardest seasons to watch for me in the past 25 years. Far too much depresseing negative drudge with as mentioned before seemingly no plan B. No direction or drive just a negative approach to the game with keep ball being the imperative. No width, no pace, no overlapping runs, none of the old Swindon Flare. I hope things change with Cooper at the helm but if not bring back Glenn[/p][/quote]bring back Glenn ? And who will pay him ? umpcah
  • Score: 0

3:29pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Oi Den! says...

umpcah wrote:
stfcflag wrote:
It's not the run of results that bothers some of the fans for me it is the style of play. I appreciate the challenges and always wish the team well but it really has been one of the hardest seasons to watch for me in the past 25 years. Far too much depresseing negative drudge with as mentioned before seemingly no plan B. No direction or drive just a negative approach to the game with keep ball being the imperative. No width, no pace, no overlapping runs, none of the old Swindon Flare. I hope things change with Cooper at the helm but if not bring back Glenn
bring back Glenn ? And who will pay him ?
And not all of us would want him!
[quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfcflag[/bold] wrote: It's not the run of results that bothers some of the fans for me it is the style of play. I appreciate the challenges and always wish the team well but it really has been one of the hardest seasons to watch for me in the past 25 years. Far too much depresseing negative drudge with as mentioned before seemingly no plan B. No direction or drive just a negative approach to the game with keep ball being the imperative. No width, no pace, no overlapping runs, none of the old Swindon Flare. I hope things change with Cooper at the helm but if not bring back Glenn[/p][/quote]bring back Glenn ? And who will pay him ?[/p][/quote]And not all of us would want him! Oi Den!
  • Score: 0

3:32pm Fri 14 Mar 14

smirg kcab says...

bearwoodred wrote:
smirg kcab wrote:
bearwoodred wrote:
Paul12001 wrote:
Seriously Cooper haters give it a rest will you!

I don't understand why people think we have a Devine right to at the very top pushing into the championship? We nearly went out of business less than 12 months ago and we have never been a rich club. Lee Power is re-structuring the club to make it more self sufficient so we don't go through that again which has meant budget cuts since the Paolo days which nearly sent us over the edge. He has gone down the route of young players and try and develop players then maybe sell some in the future. There is bound to be ups and downs along the way but really we are a mid-table club for the time being and there is no way we are ready for the championship, no way as that would involve serious money.

Stability and build over the next few seasons. Why do people want to keep chopping and changing managers, that's not really the way forwards. We had a great start to the season and people have got carried away, it was always going to be hard to maintain it and always likely to go through a tough spell which we are going through now. However that's where REAL supporters should be getting behind the players and management to encourage. How does booing and groaning benefit anyone?

I understand fans pay their hard earned money and respect that and will have opinions but there are no guarantees in football, it's not a perfect science, everybody is chasing the dream but only 4 teams from Prem to League two actually win the league.

I see success for Swindon as stabilising the club as a whole, mid to upper table finish and a good recruitment drive in the summer and all of this is still possible. So to the people of Swindon get behind the club, SUPPORT and ENCOURAGE "ALL" of the staff and players and let's see where we are at the end of the season.

COYR
top man. Nothing more tedious and borish than Smeg and his ilk focussing all their time and effort on hating someone rather than supporting their club. Who ever is in charge the focus HAS to be on supporting the team surely and this season was always more about getting onto an even kiel and getting everything straight - on that score job done.

Did anyone see any of Benfica embarass SPurs last night? Saw about 20 minutes - notice how they kept the ball!!!
You probably seen more of spurs last night stfc all season
Just a thought loser
If only you'd actually read what other people wrote sad man.
Don't forget you can watch spurs again sunday.
Sad? Thought I was quite liked I'm getting pluses now?
[quote][p][bold]bearwoodred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bearwoodred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Paul12001[/bold] wrote: Seriously Cooper haters give it a rest will you! I don't understand why people think we have a Devine right to at the very top pushing into the championship? We nearly went out of business less than 12 months ago and we have never been a rich club. Lee Power is re-structuring the club to make it more self sufficient so we don't go through that again which has meant budget cuts since the Paolo days which nearly sent us over the edge. He has gone down the route of young players and try and develop players then maybe sell some in the future. There is bound to be ups and downs along the way but really we are a mid-table club for the time being and there is no way we are ready for the championship, no way as that would involve serious money. Stability and build over the next few seasons. Why do people want to keep chopping and changing managers, that's not really the way forwards. We had a great start to the season and people have got carried away, it was always going to be hard to maintain it and always likely to go through a tough spell which we are going through now. However that's where REAL supporters should be getting behind the players and management to encourage. How does booing and groaning benefit anyone? I understand fans pay their hard earned money and respect that and will have opinions but there are no guarantees in football, it's not a perfect science, everybody is chasing the dream but only 4 teams from Prem to League two actually win the league. I see success for Swindon as stabilising the club as a whole, mid to upper table finish and a good recruitment drive in the summer and all of this is still possible. So to the people of Swindon get behind the club, SUPPORT and ENCOURAGE "ALL" of the staff and players and let's see where we are at the end of the season. COYR[/p][/quote]top man. Nothing more tedious and borish than Smeg and his ilk focussing all their time and effort on hating someone rather than supporting their club. Who ever is in charge the focus HAS to be on supporting the team surely and this season was always more about getting onto an even kiel and getting everything straight - on that score job done. Did anyone see any of Benfica embarass SPurs last night? Saw about 20 minutes - notice how they kept the ball!!![/p][/quote]You probably seen more of spurs last night stfc all season Just a thought loser[/p][/quote]If only you'd actually read what other people wrote sad man.[/p][/quote]Don't forget you can watch spurs again sunday. Sad? Thought I was quite liked I'm getting pluses now? smirg kcab
  • Score: -4

3:46pm Fri 14 Mar 14

LeGod says...

Spurs were totally outplayed last night and all that money they have spent it is not down to spending big money to have a successful team its the application of the team that counts and i see some very average imports in the spurs team that cost a fortune and its baout time all these premier clubs starting having the bottle to play some young english talent.
Premier league clubs have an obsession with buying average foreign players and its about time they brought the same rule in over here as they have got in Germany and Spain regarding foreign players.
Spurs always bottle it any way this time of year its par for the course as do Arsenal. The premier league is blown up to be the best which it is not its the most entertaining.
I dont know if anyone saw the 7 year old Barcelona kids playing football the other day the football they were playing was unbelievable for kids of that age and you can see why they are such a successful club. The kids played football exactly the same as the senior team and can you see any kids team of that age playing like that over here - i dont think so which is why all the foreign teams are so more technically better than our players.
When kids are in the academies over here from the age of 11-16 they get told to play the ball on the floor as they should do but as soon as they get to senior level it all changes because all the managers fear for their jobs and route one seems to come into effect.
Spurs were totally outplayed last night and all that money they have spent it is not down to spending big money to have a successful team its the application of the team that counts and i see some very average imports in the spurs team that cost a fortune and its baout time all these premier clubs starting having the bottle to play some young english talent. Premier league clubs have an obsession with buying average foreign players and its about time they brought the same rule in over here as they have got in Germany and Spain regarding foreign players. Spurs always bottle it any way this time of year its par for the course as do Arsenal. The premier league is blown up to be the best which it is not its the most entertaining. I dont know if anyone saw the 7 year old Barcelona kids playing football the other day the football they were playing was unbelievable for kids of that age and you can see why they are such a successful club. The kids played football exactly the same as the senior team and can you see any kids team of that age playing like that over here - i dont think so which is why all the foreign teams are so more technically better than our players. When kids are in the academies over here from the age of 11-16 they get told to play the ball on the floor as they should do but as soon as they get to senior level it all changes because all the managers fear for their jobs and route one seems to come into effect. LeGod
  • Score: 2

4:27pm Fri 14 Mar 14

bearwoodred says...

Graham8181 wrote:
tifosi wrote:
Graham8181 wrote:
Robinonfire wrote:
stfcdod wrote:
Robinonfire wrote: Cooperman is a non League manager...end of
We are still waiting for your suggestions Robinonfire. Snipe, snipe, snipe but I'm very sorry, that's all I can do, as I am clueless.
Once Tottenham sack Tim Sherwood maybe Powers plan is he will be next STFC manager.
i would happily take on tim sherwood
Is this some kind of joke?
Sherwood would come here after Spurs?
If so Sherwood wouldn't do any better than Mark Cooper with the players and resources available.
Mark Cooper has been a steady sensible boss who has done well with what he has. He has got a few useful players in and remember that costs are being cut.
We have a club! We are not going back to League 2!
We should be thankful for that.
Why not wait until we get financial stability, and then criticise if needs be.
cooper has no clue whatsoever about tactics, I think you need to take your blindfold off. even someone who knows nothing about football would cringe at some of his absurd tactical decisions this season that have cost us a playoff spot...and that's a fact !!! Sherwood would be a good manager in championship or league 1 to get his managerial career started and would attract higher name players like Paolo did. yes agree he is punching above his weight at spurs at the moment which is why championship or league 1 would be a good starting point.
Graham, give us a quick run down of Sherwoods tactics and outline his apporach I am genuinely interested in what they are? How do they differ from AVB's.

Did he change anything other than bring back Adebayor who had a point to prove?

Do we not get the Spurs players on loan because we are trying to play the same way!

I doubt we can afford Sherwoods salalry - he is no more of a proven manager than Cooper - in fact he has less experience, but has a multi-million pound squad, internationals, the paciest team in the league and is not on the brink of adminstration - but lets give him time. I don't mind Spurs so hope he does well.

Paolo only attracted bigger players because he paid them more than anyone else. With the exception of Caddis, Ferry, Wes and Ritchie who were at Swindon before Paolo who did he buy that is really any better than what we have now? Roberts? Comassi, Rooney, Benson?

Answeres on a postcard.
[quote][p][bold]Graham8181[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tifosi[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Graham8181[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Robinonfire[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfcdod[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Robinonfire[/bold] wrote: Cooperman is a non League manager...end of[/p][/quote]We are still waiting for your suggestions Robinonfire. Snipe, snipe, snipe but I'm very sorry, that's all I can do, as I am clueless.[/p][/quote]Once Tottenham sack Tim Sherwood maybe Powers plan is he will be next STFC manager.[/p][/quote]i would happily take on tim sherwood[/p][/quote]Is this some kind of joke? Sherwood would come here after Spurs? If so Sherwood wouldn't do any better than Mark Cooper with the players and resources available. Mark Cooper has been a steady sensible boss who has done well with what he has. He has got a few useful players in and remember that costs are being cut. We have a club! We are not going back to League 2! We should be thankful for that. Why not wait until we get financial stability, and then criticise if needs be.[/p][/quote]cooper has no clue whatsoever about tactics, I think you need to take your blindfold off. even someone who knows nothing about football would cringe at some of his absurd tactical decisions this season that have cost us a playoff spot...and that's a fact !!! Sherwood would be a good manager in championship or league 1 to get his managerial career started and would attract higher name players like Paolo did. yes agree he is punching above his weight at spurs at the moment which is why championship or league 1 would be a good starting point.[/p][/quote]Graham, give us a quick run down of Sherwoods tactics and outline his apporach I am genuinely interested in what they are? How do they differ from AVB's. Did he change anything other than bring back Adebayor who had a point to prove? Do we not get the Spurs players on loan because we are trying to play the same way! I doubt we can afford Sherwoods salalry - he is no more of a proven manager than Cooper - in fact he has less experience, but has a multi-million pound squad, internationals, the paciest team in the league and is not on the brink of adminstration - but lets give him time. I don't mind Spurs so hope he does well. Paolo only attracted bigger players because he paid them more than anyone else. With the exception of Caddis, Ferry, Wes and Ritchie who were at Swindon before Paolo who did he buy that is really any better than what we have now? Roberts? Comassi, Rooney, Benson? Answeres on a postcard. bearwoodred
  • Score: 4

4:29pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Oi Den! says...

bearwoodred wrote:
Is that you Lovesey wrote:
bearwoodred wrote:
Is that you Lovesey wrote:
bearwoodred wrote:
Paul12001 wrote: Seriously Cooper haters give it a rest will you! I don't understand why people think we have a Devine right to at the very top pushing into the championship? We nearly went out of business less than 12 months ago and we have never been a rich club. Lee Power is re-structuring the club to make it more self sufficient so we don't go through that again which has meant budget cuts since the Paolo days which nearly sent us over the edge. He has gone down the route of young players and try and develop players then maybe sell some in the future. There is bound to be ups and downs along the way but really we are a mid-table club for the time being and there is no way we are ready for the championship, no way as that would involve serious money. Stability and build over the next few seasons. Why do people want to keep chopping and changing managers, that's not really the way forwards. We had a great start to the season and people have got carried away, it was always going to be hard to maintain it and always likely to go through a tough spell which we are going through now. However that's where REAL supporters should be getting behind the players and management to encourage. How does booing and groaning benefit anyone? I understand fans pay their hard earned money and respect that and will have opinions but there are no guarantees in football, it's not a perfect science, everybody is chasing the dream but only 4 teams from Prem to League two actually win the league. I see success for Swindon as stabilising the club as a whole, mid to upper table finish and a good recruitment drive in the summer and all of this is still possible. So to the people of Swindon get behind the club, SUPPORT and ENCOURAGE "ALL" of the staff and players and let's see where we are at the end of the season. COYR
top man. Nothing more tedious and borish than Smeg and his ilk focussing all their time and effort on hating someone rather than supporting their club. Who ever is in charge the focus HAS to be on supporting the team surely and this season was always more about getting onto an even kiel and getting everything straight - on that score job done. Did anyone see any of Benfica embarass SPurs last night? Saw about 20 minutes - notice how they kept the ball!!!
You can actualy do both, I support my club both home and away, why does that mean I should like Cooper, you drive to the away games, spend petrol money, time and cash for lunch and a beer, then sit down to watch a training match of kids against men.... See how much you enjoy it......
was not quite my point was it? I know certain posters feelings as does eryone else I suspect. It is these repeatative comments which are pointless and dull. It's like we are all suddenly supposed to post anti-Cooper one liners and when we do all of a sudden the club will take note and sack him. I seriously do not understand what everyone expected to say to these comments - its like they are trying to provoke people. I do go home and away when I too can afford it on a mergre wage. I like the fact the team are trying to play football and accept also that there is a long way to go to get everything right. BUT I do think things are going in the right direction and that there are a lot of players getting better. As per the Wolves game he changed things and we were better by a long shot, which does make you question why he did not do things from the start! Could not understand his choice of Kasim over Louis! Sad as it is I always enjoy watching my team - win or lose. If I did not I would stop. I do also go to every game thinking that we can win it - no matter how bad we are playing - but that is just me.
Well Bearwood, thats the great thing about football we all see things differently. I am unable to see progress, we are going backwards, to watch us play 4-6-0- away from home on a Tuesday night having taken the day off work and spent money to travel and tickets and food, then watch that its not enjoyable. I respect everyones oppinion but its like you said, why does he start a negative little triangles only backwards and sideways formation against a free scoring top of the table side like Wolves, we are unable to defend so trying to keep it tight and contained was never going to work, yet when we became more direct, whilst still playing football we looked 10 times the team, it was the same at home to Cov, so if we can play that way, why do we play like its a training exercise...

I dont want cooper here, I don't believe he is a capable manager at this level.

But hey you see things differently but the reason I responded was I believe you can support the club without liking the manager, I have been supporting Town home and away for a long time (82was my first full season) I have renewed my ST's so they have my monetary support, I have decided to stop wasting my money supporting them away from home because there is no point it ruins my Saturday/Tuesday so much so I am missing City.
I was considering taking a year off because of the way its all going and how boring it is to watch them get to the opponents box and knock it backwards in traingles to our own keeper, frankly I don't find our current style entertaining at all as 90% of it only has the single purpose of keeping possession and not doing anything with it.

Maybe people will wake up, because our pot to P1ss in has gone and we need a manager who has experience to get the best out of players.
fair comments all round and I can understand where you are coming from. To be honest I am not sure what the anti-Cooper posters expect people to do and I am not aiming that at you! Do they suddenly expect everyone else to start some sort of rebellion with them or something. Despite your doubts and as a Town fan since the early 70's I still think this is not as bad a season as many over the years and that considering we have had to play youngsters etc. then we have done okay. I also think that at times we have looked really good. Even in the first half against Wolves we had our moments. It was not the triangles etc. that cost us at Wolves it was their classy midfiled sending diagonal balls that Ward could not deal with. With Louis in front of him in the second half it ruled out that option to them. Also they had a Sako - who baically is capable of undoing any side outside the Prem and probably some within it. No wonder Forest, West Ham, Villa and QPR all had a sniff in Jan.

I also believe that football is about the ball at your feet and if you have to go back so what, it's what the Dutch, Italians and Spanish do, its what Benfica did to Spurs. Often in the games that I have seen it is actually Pritchard who is holding the ball too long and was very much at fault for this on Tuesday followed closely by Mass. Pritch especially failed to play Jay etc. into the space they had found.in favour of hanging on. He will learn to do it quicker and that is often the difference between players in the leagues above. But I also stand by the fact that if there is nothing on and you get challenged if you go backwards whilst others are trying to make space that is still better than a Flint, Robers, Devita pass going to the oppositons keeper and then having to win it back!!! Surely??? Those little final balls and crosses we need will come with experience and confidence. If it does not come next season then that's when I will join the borish anti-Cooper one liner brigde but until then I am behind the team and will keep going to every game money will allow.
Bearwood, I'm with you on most of that, although you would surely accept that the football has been incredibly dull at times? We just don't play with enough purpose. The reason for that seems obvious. Our players don't have the pace or strength to ping the ball about purposefully without giving it away, so they end up playing too cautiously. Like Jock, I would be very interested to know what these close season additions will be. Cooper seems very definite about that. Power should come out and tell us more about his plans. It could make a big difference to morale amongst the fans, not to mention a probable boost in season ticket sales.

I would like to hear Power say that the manager (Cooper or whoever) will have a free rein as regards the style of play, as well as being able to bring in players of his own choosing. That's the only way a manager can be judged either a success or a failure.
[quote][p][bold]bearwoodred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bearwoodred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bearwoodred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Paul12001[/bold] wrote: Seriously Cooper haters give it a rest will you! I don't understand why people think we have a Devine right to at the very top pushing into the championship? We nearly went out of business less than 12 months ago and we have never been a rich club. Lee Power is re-structuring the club to make it more self sufficient so we don't go through that again which has meant budget cuts since the Paolo days which nearly sent us over the edge. He has gone down the route of young players and try and develop players then maybe sell some in the future. There is bound to be ups and downs along the way but really we are a mid-table club for the time being and there is no way we are ready for the championship, no way as that would involve serious money. Stability and build over the next few seasons. Why do people want to keep chopping and changing managers, that's not really the way forwards. We had a great start to the season and people have got carried away, it was always going to be hard to maintain it and always likely to go through a tough spell which we are going through now. However that's where REAL supporters should be getting behind the players and management to encourage. How does booing and groaning benefit anyone? I understand fans pay their hard earned money and respect that and will have opinions but there are no guarantees in football, it's not a perfect science, everybody is chasing the dream but only 4 teams from Prem to League two actually win the league. I see success for Swindon as stabilising the club as a whole, mid to upper table finish and a good recruitment drive in the summer and all of this is still possible. So to the people of Swindon get behind the club, SUPPORT and ENCOURAGE "ALL" of the staff and players and let's see where we are at the end of the season. COYR[/p][/quote]top man. Nothing more tedious and borish than Smeg and his ilk focussing all their time and effort on hating someone rather than supporting their club. Who ever is in charge the focus HAS to be on supporting the team surely and this season was always more about getting onto an even kiel and getting everything straight - on that score job done. Did anyone see any of Benfica embarass SPurs last night? Saw about 20 minutes - notice how they kept the ball!!![/p][/quote]You can actualy do both, I support my club both home and away, why does that mean I should like Cooper, you drive to the away games, spend petrol money, time and cash for lunch and a beer, then sit down to watch a training match of kids against men.... See how much you enjoy it......[/p][/quote]was not quite my point was it? I know certain posters feelings as does eryone else I suspect. It is these repeatative comments which are pointless and dull. It's like we are all suddenly supposed to post anti-Cooper one liners and when we do all of a sudden the club will take note and sack him. I seriously do not understand what everyone expected to say to these comments - its like they are trying to provoke people. I do go home and away when I too can afford it on a mergre wage. I like the fact the team are trying to play football and accept also that there is a long way to go to get everything right. BUT I do think things are going in the right direction and that there are a lot of players getting better. As per the Wolves game he changed things and we were better by a long shot, which does make you question why he did not do things from the start! Could not understand his choice of Kasim over Louis! Sad as it is I always enjoy watching my team - win or lose. If I did not I would stop. I do also go to every game thinking that we can win it - no matter how bad we are playing - but that is just me.[/p][/quote]Well Bearwood, thats the great thing about football we all see things differently. I am unable to see progress, we are going backwards, to watch us play 4-6-0- away from home on a Tuesday night having taken the day off work and spent money to travel and tickets and food, then watch that its not enjoyable. I respect everyones oppinion but its like you said, why does he start a negative little triangles only backwards and sideways formation against a free scoring top of the table side like Wolves, we are unable to defend so trying to keep it tight and contained was never going to work, yet when we became more direct, whilst still playing football we looked 10 times the team, it was the same at home to Cov, so if we can play that way, why do we play like its a training exercise... I dont want cooper here, I don't believe he is a capable manager at this level. But hey you see things differently but the reason I responded was I believe you can support the club without liking the manager, I have been supporting Town home and away for a long time (82was my first full season) I have renewed my ST's so they have my monetary support, I have decided to stop wasting my money supporting them away from home because there is no point it ruins my Saturday/Tuesday so much so I am missing City. I was considering taking a year off because of the way its all going and how boring it is to watch them get to the opponents box and knock it backwards in traingles to our own keeper, frankly I don't find our current style entertaining at all as 90% of it only has the single purpose of keeping possession and not doing anything with it. Maybe people will wake up, because our pot to P1ss in has gone and we need a manager who has experience to get the best out of players.[/p][/quote]fair comments all round and I can understand where you are coming from. To be honest I am not sure what the anti-Cooper posters expect people to do and I am not aiming that at you! Do they suddenly expect everyone else to start some sort of rebellion with them or something. Despite your doubts and as a Town fan since the early 70's I still think this is not as bad a season as many over the years and that considering we have had to play youngsters etc. then we have done okay. I also think that at times we have looked really good. Even in the first half against Wolves we had our moments. It was not the triangles etc. that cost us at Wolves it was their classy midfiled sending diagonal balls that Ward could not deal with. With Louis in front of him in the second half it ruled out that option to them. Also they had a Sako - who baically is capable of undoing any side outside the Prem and probably some within it. No wonder Forest, West Ham, Villa and QPR all had a sniff in Jan. I also believe that football is about the ball at your feet and if you have to go back so what, it's what the Dutch, Italians and Spanish do, its what Benfica did to Spurs. Often in the games that I have seen it is actually Pritchard who is holding the ball too long and was very much at fault for this on Tuesday followed closely by Mass. Pritch especially failed to play Jay etc. into the space they had found.in favour of hanging on. He will learn to do it quicker and that is often the difference between players in the leagues above. But I also stand by the fact that if there is nothing on and you get challenged if you go backwards whilst others are trying to make space that is still better than a Flint, Robers, Devita pass going to the oppositons keeper and then having to win it back!!! Surely??? Those little final balls and crosses we need will come with experience and confidence. If it does not come next season then that's when I will join the borish anti-Cooper one liner brigde but until then I am behind the team and will keep going to every game money will allow.[/p][/quote]Bearwood, I'm with you on most of that, although you would surely accept that the football has been incredibly dull at times? We just don't play with enough purpose. The reason for that seems obvious. Our players don't have the pace or strength to ping the ball about purposefully without giving it away, so they end up playing too cautiously. Like Jock, I would be very interested to know what these close season additions will be. Cooper seems very definite about that. Power should come out and tell us more about his plans. It could make a big difference to morale amongst the fans, not to mention a probable boost in season ticket sales. I would like to hear Power say that the manager (Cooper or whoever) will have a free rein as regards the style of play, as well as being able to bring in players of his own choosing. That's the only way a manager can be judged either a success or a failure. Oi Den!
  • Score: 2

4:44pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Old-Stager, Hilperton says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Old-Stager, Hilperton wrote:
You would think it's bad enough that the Town are playing Bristol City at Ashton Gate tomorrow, just when they have won their last three games and we have won just once in nine games.
The referee is none other than TREVOR KETTLE !
God have mercy upon us !
There you go again OS! If Mr Kettle is that bad, why should we be any more concerned than Bristol City? Maybe he will disallow a perfectly good City goal or give us an undeserved penalty. Sometimes I wonder whether you're more concerned about the referees than the football!
Oi Den...You are the only person I know that insists there are no bad referees in our football game.
I only criticise the consistently poor ones, who are known are attention seekers and seem to try to ruin as many games as possible with unnecessary red cards.
I would say that 95% plus of our referees are perfectly adequate and I have no problem with.
Let's hope you are happy with that explanation.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Old-Stager, Hilperton[/bold] wrote: You would think it's bad enough that the Town are playing Bristol City at Ashton Gate tomorrow, just when they have won their last three games and we have won just once in nine games. The referee is none other than TREVOR KETTLE ! God have mercy upon us ![/p][/quote]There you go again OS! If Mr Kettle is that bad, why should we be any more concerned than Bristol City? Maybe he will disallow a perfectly good City goal or give us an undeserved penalty. Sometimes I wonder whether you're more concerned about the referees than the football![/p][/quote]Oi Den...You are the only person I know that insists there are no bad referees in our football game. I only criticise the consistently poor ones, who are known are attention seekers and seem to try to ruin as many games as possible with unnecessary red cards. I would say that 95% plus of our referees are perfectly adequate and I have no problem with. Let's hope you are happy with that explanation. Old-Stager, Hilperton
  • Score: 0

4:59pm Fri 14 Mar 14

STFConyourpitch says...

stfcdod wrote:
Since 1950 wrote:
Got a message from a spurs mate of mine at the game last night that the word back on the street there is that Sherwood will be our manager next season.
Let's hope your Spurs mate is very wrong.
Lets hope hes not wrong mate. To offence to copper he is Sh** and belongs in the non-league. His tactics are bade like if we go 1-0 up we go 4-6-0 so its even harder to score than 4-5-1.

Sherwood won't want to be a puppet and power knows that and will try to please him so a manager as big as sherwood who could possibly persuade pritchard to sign and many other young talents will be a fantastic appointment. If we do get Sherwood I assume Les Ferdinand will follow him.
[quote][p][bold]stfcdod[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: Got a message from a spurs mate of mine at the game last night that the word back on the street there is that Sherwood will be our manager next season.[/p][/quote]Let's hope your Spurs mate is very wrong.[/p][/quote]Lets hope hes not wrong mate. To offence to copper he is Sh** and belongs in the non-league. His tactics are bade like if we go 1-0 up we go 4-6-0 so its even harder to score than 4-5-1. Sherwood won't want to be a puppet and power knows that and will try to please him so a manager as big as sherwood who could possibly persuade pritchard to sign and many other young talents will be a fantastic appointment. If we do get Sherwood I assume Les Ferdinand will follow him. STFConyourpitch
  • Score: 0

5:09pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Oi Den! says...

Old-Stager, Hilperton wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Old-Stager, Hilperton wrote:
You would think it's bad enough that the Town are playing Bristol City at Ashton Gate tomorrow, just when they have won their last three games and we have won just once in nine games.
The referee is none other than TREVOR KETTLE !
God have mercy upon us !
There you go again OS! If Mr Kettle is that bad, why should we be any more concerned than Bristol City? Maybe he will disallow a perfectly good City goal or give us an undeserved penalty. Sometimes I wonder whether you're more concerned about the referees than the football!
Oi Den...You are the only person I know that insists there are no bad referees in our football game.
I only criticise the consistently poor ones, who are known are attention seekers and seem to try to ruin as many games as possible with unnecessary red cards.
I would say that 95% plus of our referees are perfectly adequate and I have no problem with.
Let's hope you are happy with that explanation.
Wrong.

I have never said there are no bad referees in football. It's just that I don't understand why people get so het up about refs. If a poor referee is in charge of a Town game, either we or the opposition might benefit from a bad decision or the bad decisions might even out. It's just the luck of the draw.
[quote][p][bold]Old-Stager, Hilperton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Old-Stager, Hilperton[/bold] wrote: You would think it's bad enough that the Town are playing Bristol City at Ashton Gate tomorrow, just when they have won their last three games and we have won just once in nine games. The referee is none other than TREVOR KETTLE ! God have mercy upon us ![/p][/quote]There you go again OS! If Mr Kettle is that bad, why should we be any more concerned than Bristol City? Maybe he will disallow a perfectly good City goal or give us an undeserved penalty. Sometimes I wonder whether you're more concerned about the referees than the football![/p][/quote]Oi Den...You are the only person I know that insists there are no bad referees in our football game. I only criticise the consistently poor ones, who are known are attention seekers and seem to try to ruin as many games as possible with unnecessary red cards. I would say that 95% plus of our referees are perfectly adequate and I have no problem with. Let's hope you are happy with that explanation.[/p][/quote]Wrong. I have never said there are no bad referees in football. It's just that I don't understand why people get so het up about refs. If a poor referee is in charge of a Town game, either we or the opposition might benefit from a bad decision or the bad decisions might even out. It's just the luck of the draw. Oi Den!
  • Score: -3

5:11pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Oi Den! says...

STFConyourpitch wrote:
stfcdod wrote:
Since 1950 wrote:
Got a message from a spurs mate of mine at the game last night that the word back on the street there is that Sherwood will be our manager next season.
Let's hope your Spurs mate is very wrong.
Lets hope hes not wrong mate. To offence to copper he is Sh** and belongs in the non-league. His tactics are bade like if we go 1-0 up we go 4-6-0 so its even harder to score than 4-5-1.

Sherwood won't want to be a puppet and power knows that and will try to please him so a manager as big as sherwood who could possibly persuade pritchard to sign and many other young talents will be a fantastic appointment. If we do get Sherwood I assume Les Ferdinand will follow him.
But what evidence is there that Sherwood would be any good?
[quote][p][bold]STFConyourpitch[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfcdod[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: Got a message from a spurs mate of mine at the game last night that the word back on the street there is that Sherwood will be our manager next season.[/p][/quote]Let's hope your Spurs mate is very wrong.[/p][/quote]Lets hope hes not wrong mate. To offence to copper he is Sh** and belongs in the non-league. His tactics are bade like if we go 1-0 up we go 4-6-0 so its even harder to score than 4-5-1. Sherwood won't want to be a puppet and power knows that and will try to please him so a manager as big as sherwood who could possibly persuade pritchard to sign and many other young talents will be a fantastic appointment. If we do get Sherwood I assume Les Ferdinand will follow him.[/p][/quote]But what evidence is there that Sherwood would be any good? Oi Den!
  • Score: -3

5:12pm Fri 14 Mar 14

lifelong red says...

As a young boy I can always remember reading a book by a certain Neil Franklin who- if my memory serves me right - began his career at crewe , eventually he moved on to bigger things from which I believe, he gained several full England caps.Franklin was always a firm believer in passing game , in one of the paragraghs he states that you should always try to keep possession even if it means having to go back , never kick the ball aimlessly always when in possession try to find a team- mate was his philosophy . As a young player myself I always tried to play this way- only to be met with cries of- get rid of the bl..dy thing or stop piddling about - get the bl..dy ball down the pitch .......... ring any bells.
As a young boy I can always remember reading a book by a certain Neil Franklin who- if my memory serves me right - began his career at crewe , eventually he moved on to bigger things from which I believe, he gained several full England caps.Franklin was always a firm believer in passing game , in one of the paragraghs he states that you should always try to keep possession even if it means having to go back , never kick the ball aimlessly always when in possession try to find a team- mate was his philosophy . As a young player myself I always tried to play this way- only to be met with cries of- get rid of the bl..dy thing or stop piddling about - get the bl..dy ball down the pitch .......... ring any bells. lifelong red
  • Score: 3

6:40pm Fri 14 Mar 14

lifelong red says...

As above , I to watched the spurs - benfica game . For me benfica showed exactly how the passing game should be played .Not only did they keep possession superbly , but when they broke they attacked with venom and often had the spurs defence in one hellava tangle . Not trying to compere us with them here- that would be totally unfair for obvious reasons . But the point i'm trying to make here is maybe our passing game is at times a little bit slow and predictable , perhaps speed things up a little , and to be fair we have done so on numerous occasions this season , which can be so frustrating when we revert back to the predictable type of passing game.
As above , I to watched the spurs - benfica game . For me benfica showed exactly how the passing game should be played .Not only did they keep possession superbly , but when they broke they attacked with venom and often had the spurs defence in one hellava tangle . Not trying to compere us with them here- that would be totally unfair for obvious reasons . But the point i'm trying to make here is maybe our passing game is at times a little bit slow and predictable , perhaps speed things up a little , and to be fair we have done so on numerous occasions this season , which can be so frustrating when we revert back to the predictable type of passing game. lifelong red
  • Score: 3

6:53pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Bassett Hound says...

lifelong red wrote:
As above , I to watched the spurs - benfica game . For me benfica showed exactly how the passing game should be played .Not only did they keep possession superbly , but when they broke they attacked with venom and often had the spurs defence in one hellava tangle . Not trying to compere us with them here- that would be totally unfair for obvious reasons . But the point i'm trying to make here is maybe our passing game is at times a little bit slow and predictable , perhaps speed things up a little , and to be fair we have done so on numerous occasions this season , which can be so frustrating when we revert back to the predictable type of passing game.
I agree lifelong we must play with a match quicker tempo.
[quote][p][bold]lifelong red[/bold] wrote: As above , I to watched the spurs - benfica game . For me benfica showed exactly how the passing game should be played .Not only did they keep possession superbly , but when they broke they attacked with venom and often had the spurs defence in one hellava tangle . Not trying to compere us with them here- that would be totally unfair for obvious reasons . But the point i'm trying to make here is maybe our passing game is at times a little bit slow and predictable , perhaps speed things up a little , and to be fair we have done so on numerous occasions this season , which can be so frustrating when we revert back to the predictable type of passing game.[/p][/quote]I agree lifelong we must play with a match quicker tempo. Bassett Hound
  • Score: 1

6:54pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Bassett Hound says...

A much quicker temper even !
A much quicker temper even ! Bassett Hound
  • Score: 0

7:05pm Fri 14 Mar 14

smirg kcab says...

333 tickets left on Thursday with over 1,900 sold.
Massive game for both clubs.
333 tickets left on Thursday with over 1,900 sold. Massive game for both clubs. smirg kcab
  • Score: 0

7:26pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Red_jools says...

simply, I stopped buying fanzines when I awoke to the fact that the people writing them were judging all players on an equal basis, when some were 18 year olds and others were international players, The way football in th lower divisions is now clubs can afford some players and fill the squad with youth from higher league clubs, those players are likely to be in the 18-20yr old group. We have been given some difficult tactics away from home which coops clearly acknowledged as a problem. As the season has progressed with injuries to 'older' players like McEverly and Mason, the strain has shown on the younger players, and the results have not gone our way. The clubs with the bigger budgets, and more experienced squads, have come into their own. It is difficult to see us finishing much lower than we are now or any higher, but two years ago we were playing fourth tier football and last year we were nearly back in administration, so still to have a club to follow which is not battling relegation is a bonus. I want to see the Town in the championship, but more I want to see a stable well managed club which doesn't lurch from administration to new owners to admistration and I see the way the club working towards stability, whether coops stays or goes, the squad will still be the same until June.
simply, I stopped buying fanzines when I awoke to the fact that the people writing them were judging all players on an equal basis, when some were 18 year olds and others were international players, The way football in th lower divisions is now clubs can afford some players and fill the squad with youth from higher league clubs, those players are likely to be in the 18-20yr old group. We have been given some difficult tactics away from home which coops clearly acknowledged as a problem. As the season has progressed with injuries to 'older' players like McEverly and Mason, the strain has shown on the younger players, and the results have not gone our way. The clubs with the bigger budgets, and more experienced squads, have come into their own. It is difficult to see us finishing much lower than we are now or any higher, but two years ago we were playing fourth tier football and last year we were nearly back in administration, so still to have a club to follow which is not battling relegation is a bonus. I want to see the Town in the championship, but more I want to see a stable well managed club which doesn't lurch from administration to new owners to admistration and I see the way the club working towards stability, whether coops stays or goes, the squad will still be the same until June. Red_jools
  • Score: 0

7:34pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Di kanny oh says...

Do some fans actually believe other managers could have done much better than Cooper considering what he has had to work with, the squad we have, including injuries, suspensions, court cases, etc etc etc etc etc. Crikey talk about doomsters it is like a stuck record and quite a few have all the answers. I am all for some healthy debate and exchanging views but I feel the sooner some realize we are a club with little money and having to be self sufficient then the better and they really need to get real, wake up and smell the coffee. I think most managers would have struggled with this season considering the rebuild that took place who ever they were and there certainly are no guarantees a big name manager would have fared any better irrespective of the cost for such a manager. We have no sugar daddy like Andrew Black bankrolling a lunatic with an open cheque book anymore yet some on here expected us to just stroll into the play offs. I'm certainly not pro Cooper but feel many are harsh on the guy and lack perspective. Cooper like a few of the players have plenty to learn and they can only do this if given time to do so but this day and age that does not happen as we well know. Just look at Fulham who changed the manager recently yet seem worse off now than they were before. I do feel demands today are well out of proportion with the real world and its a virus that has bugged our beautiful game and getting worse.
Do some fans actually believe other managers could have done much better than Cooper considering what he has had to work with, the squad we have, including injuries, suspensions, court cases, etc etc etc etc etc. Crikey talk about doomsters it is like a stuck record and quite a few have all the answers. I am all for some healthy debate and exchanging views but I feel the sooner some realize we are a club with little money and having to be self sufficient then the better and they really need to get real, wake up and smell the coffee. I think most managers would have struggled with this season considering the rebuild that took place who ever they were and there certainly are no guarantees a big name manager would have fared any better irrespective of the cost for such a manager. We have no sugar daddy like Andrew Black bankrolling a lunatic with an open cheque book anymore yet some on here expected us to just stroll into the play offs. I'm certainly not pro Cooper but feel many are harsh on the guy and lack perspective. Cooper like a few of the players have plenty to learn and they can only do this if given time to do so but this day and age that does not happen as we well know. Just look at Fulham who changed the manager recently yet seem worse off now than they were before. I do feel demands today are well out of proportion with the real world and its a virus that has bugged our beautiful game and getting worse. Di kanny oh
  • Score: 4

7:41pm Fri 14 Mar 14

alchafreds says...

Wilesy wrote:
5:52am 6:08am and 6:17am today for the Cooper out brigade

Hang in there chaps I know it's difficult sleeping at night with all the worry of sitting in 9th place and 8 points off the play-offs....it's like your worst nightmare coming true
19:40 add that to the list
[quote][p][bold]Wilesy[/bold] wrote: 5:52am 6:08am and 6:17am today for the Cooper out brigade Hang in there chaps I know it's difficult sleeping at night with all the worry of sitting in 9th place and 8 points off the play-offs....it's like your worst nightmare coming true[/p][/quote]19:40 add that to the list alchafreds
  • Score: 0

7:45pm Fri 14 Mar 14

alchafreds says...

Oi Den! wrote:
umpcah wrote:
stfcflag wrote:
It's not the run of results that bothers some of the fans for me it is the style of play. I appreciate the challenges and always wish the team well but it really has been one of the hardest seasons to watch for me in the past 25 years. Far too much depresseing negative drudge with as mentioned before seemingly no plan B. No direction or drive just a negative approach to the game with keep ball being the imperative. No width, no pace, no overlapping runs, none of the old Swindon Flare. I hope things change with Cooper at the helm but if not bring back Glenn
bring back Glenn ? And who will pay him ?
And not all of us would want him!
absolutely you aint alone with that one
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfcflag[/bold] wrote: It's not the run of results that bothers some of the fans for me it is the style of play. I appreciate the challenges and always wish the team well but it really has been one of the hardest seasons to watch for me in the past 25 years. Far too much depresseing negative drudge with as mentioned before seemingly no plan B. No direction or drive just a negative approach to the game with keep ball being the imperative. No width, no pace, no overlapping runs, none of the old Swindon Flare. I hope things change with Cooper at the helm but if not bring back Glenn[/p][/quote]bring back Glenn ? And who will pay him ?[/p][/quote]And not all of us would want him![/p][/quote]absolutely you aint alone with that one alchafreds
  • Score: -1

8:03pm Fri 14 Mar 14

mancrobin says...

Paul12001 wrote:
Seriously Cooper haters give it a rest will you!

I don't understand why people think we have a Devine right to at the very top pushing into the championship? We nearly went out of business less than 12 months ago and we have never been a rich club. Lee Power is re-structuring the club to make it more self sufficient so we don't go through that again which has meant budget cuts since the Paolo days which nearly sent us over the edge. He has gone down the route of young players and try and develop players then maybe sell some in the future. There is bound to be ups and downs along the way but really we are a mid-table club for the time being and there is no way we are ready for the championship, no way as that would involve serious money.

Stability and build over the next few seasons. Why do people want to keep chopping and changing managers, that's not really the way forwards. We had a great start to the season and people have got carried away, it was always going to be hard to maintain it and always likely to go through a tough spell which we are going through now. However that's where REAL supporters should be getting behind the players and management to encourage. How does booing and groaning benefit anyone?

I understand fans pay their hard earned money and respect that and will have opinions but there are no guarantees in football, it's not a perfect science, everybody is chasing the dream but only 4 teams from Prem to League two actually win the league.

I see success for Swindon as stabilising the club as a whole, mid to upper table finish and a good recruitment drive in the summer and all of this is still possible. So to the people of Swindon get behind the club, SUPPORT and ENCOURAGE "ALL" of the staff and players and let's see where we are at the end of the season.

COYR
Great post Paul.

I for one am 100% behind Cooper and the boys and hope the travelling fans get a treat at Ashton Gate tomorrow.

I'm still not entirely convinced by Mark as a Manager at this level but more than happy to give him another season to continue to learn (which I believe he has) and to take part (inevitably under the direction of Power) in building his own squad for next season.
[quote][p][bold]Paul12001[/bold] wrote: Seriously Cooper haters give it a rest will you! I don't understand why people think we have a Devine right to at the very top pushing into the championship? We nearly went out of business less than 12 months ago and we have never been a rich club. Lee Power is re-structuring the club to make it more self sufficient so we don't go through that again which has meant budget cuts since the Paolo days which nearly sent us over the edge. He has gone down the route of young players and try and develop players then maybe sell some in the future. There is bound to be ups and downs along the way but really we are a mid-table club for the time being and there is no way we are ready for the championship, no way as that would involve serious money. Stability and build over the next few seasons. Why do people want to keep chopping and changing managers, that's not really the way forwards. We had a great start to the season and people have got carried away, it was always going to be hard to maintain it and always likely to go through a tough spell which we are going through now. However that's where REAL supporters should be getting behind the players and management to encourage. How does booing and groaning benefit anyone? I understand fans pay their hard earned money and respect that and will have opinions but there are no guarantees in football, it's not a perfect science, everybody is chasing the dream but only 4 teams from Prem to League two actually win the league. I see success for Swindon as stabilising the club as a whole, mid to upper table finish and a good recruitment drive in the summer and all of this is still possible. So to the people of Swindon get behind the club, SUPPORT and ENCOURAGE "ALL" of the staff and players and let's see where we are at the end of the season. COYR[/p][/quote]Great post Paul. I for one am 100% behind Cooper and the boys and hope the travelling fans get a treat at Ashton Gate tomorrow. I'm still not entirely convinced by Mark as a Manager at this level but more than happy to give him another season to continue to learn (which I believe he has) and to take part (inevitably under the direction of Power) in building his own squad for next season. mancrobin
  • Score: 5

8:25pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Di kanny oh says...

umpcah wrote:
stfcflag wrote:
It's not the run of results that bothers some of the fans for me it is the style of play. I appreciate the challenges and always wish the team well but it really has been one of the hardest seasons to watch for me in the past 25 years. Far too much depresseing negative drudge with as mentioned before seemingly no plan B. No direction or drive just a negative approach to the game with keep ball being the imperative. No width, no pace, no overlapping runs, none of the old Swindon Flare. I hope things change with Cooper at the helm but if not bring back Glenn
bring back Glenn ? And who will pay him ?
Any team that loses two strikers like Nile Ranger and Nicky Ajose and their 20 goals will struggle I feel its like a gun with no bullets. The team were playing some cracking football earlier in the season but injuries, suspensions, court cases and a player being called back to his club have disarmed us and its certainly had a knock on effect to the form of the team. Cooper has tried a few permutations to change it but he can only work with whats left. Danny N'Guessan scored 7 goals when with the two mentioned above yet has hardly done a thing since and is one lazy dude anyway just ask Millwall. Perspective needed I think.
[quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfcflag[/bold] wrote: It's not the run of results that bothers some of the fans for me it is the style of play. I appreciate the challenges and always wish the team well but it really has been one of the hardest seasons to watch for me in the past 25 years. Far too much depresseing negative drudge with as mentioned before seemingly no plan B. No direction or drive just a negative approach to the game with keep ball being the imperative. No width, no pace, no overlapping runs, none of the old Swindon Flare. I hope things change with Cooper at the helm but if not bring back Glenn[/p][/quote]bring back Glenn ? And who will pay him ?[/p][/quote]Any team that loses two strikers like Nile Ranger and Nicky Ajose and their 20 goals will struggle I feel its like a gun with no bullets. The team were playing some cracking football earlier in the season but injuries, suspensions, court cases and a player being called back to his club have disarmed us and its certainly had a knock on effect to the form of the team. Cooper has tried a few permutations to change it but he can only work with whats left. Danny N'Guessan scored 7 goals when with the two mentioned above yet has hardly done a thing since and is one lazy dude anyway just ask Millwall. Perspective needed I think. Di kanny oh
  • Score: 4

8:43pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Is that you Lovesey says...

mancrobin wrote:
Paul12001 wrote:
Seriously Cooper haters give it a rest will you!

I don't understand why people think we have a Devine right to at the very top pushing into the championship? We nearly went out of business less than 12 months ago and we have never been a rich club. Lee Power is re-structuring the club to make it more self sufficient so we don't go through that again which has meant budget cuts since the Paolo days which nearly sent us over the edge. He has gone down the route of young players and try and develop players then maybe sell some in the future. There is bound to be ups and downs along the way but really we are a mid-table club for the time being and there is no way we are ready for the championship, no way as that would involve serious money.

Stability and build over the next few seasons. Why do people want to keep chopping and changing managers, that's not really the way forwards. We had a great start to the season and people have got carried away, it was always going to be hard to maintain it and always likely to go through a tough spell which we are going through now. However that's where REAL supporters should be getting behind the players and management to encourage. How does booing and groaning benefit anyone?

I understand fans pay their hard earned money and respect that and will have opinions but there are no guarantees in football, it's not a perfect science, everybody is chasing the dream but only 4 teams from Prem to League two actually win the league.

I see success for Swindon as stabilising the club as a whole, mid to upper table finish and a good recruitment drive in the summer and all of this is still possible. So to the people of Swindon get behind the club, SUPPORT and ENCOURAGE "ALL" of the staff and players and let's see where we are at the end of the season.

COYR
Great post Paul.

I for one am 100% behind Cooper and the boys and hope the travelling fans get a treat at Ashton Gate tomorrow.

I'm still not entirely convinced by Mark as a Manager at this level but more than happy to give him another season to continue to learn (which I believe he has) and to take part (inevitably under the direction of Power) in building his own squad for next season.
This is his squad, he has been manager all year, I hope the fans get a treat tomorrow but the chances are they will get another Shrewsbury or Stevenage as we try to defend a 0-0
[quote][p][bold]mancrobin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Paul12001[/bold] wrote: Seriously Cooper haters give it a rest will you! I don't understand why people think we have a Devine right to at the very top pushing into the championship? We nearly went out of business less than 12 months ago and we have never been a rich club. Lee Power is re-structuring the club to make it more self sufficient so we don't go through that again which has meant budget cuts since the Paolo days which nearly sent us over the edge. He has gone down the route of young players and try and develop players then maybe sell some in the future. There is bound to be ups and downs along the way but really we are a mid-table club for the time being and there is no way we are ready for the championship, no way as that would involve serious money. Stability and build over the next few seasons. Why do people want to keep chopping and changing managers, that's not really the way forwards. We had a great start to the season and people have got carried away, it was always going to be hard to maintain it and always likely to go through a tough spell which we are going through now. However that's where REAL supporters should be getting behind the players and management to encourage. How does booing and groaning benefit anyone? I understand fans pay their hard earned money and respect that and will have opinions but there are no guarantees in football, it's not a perfect science, everybody is chasing the dream but only 4 teams from Prem to League two actually win the league. I see success for Swindon as stabilising the club as a whole, mid to upper table finish and a good recruitment drive in the summer and all of this is still possible. So to the people of Swindon get behind the club, SUPPORT and ENCOURAGE "ALL" of the staff and players and let's see where we are at the end of the season. COYR[/p][/quote]Great post Paul. I for one am 100% behind Cooper and the boys and hope the travelling fans get a treat at Ashton Gate tomorrow. I'm still not entirely convinced by Mark as a Manager at this level but more than happy to give him another season to continue to learn (which I believe he has) and to take part (inevitably under the direction of Power) in building his own squad for next season.[/p][/quote]This is his squad, he has been manager all year, I hope the fans get a treat tomorrow but the chances are they will get another Shrewsbury or Stevenage as we try to defend a 0-0 Is that you Lovesey
  • Score: 3

8:48pm Fri 14 Mar 14

jayden says...

Big difference in prices for tomorrows game than our home game prices.
Big difference in prices for tomorrows game than our home game prices. jayden
  • Score: 0

9:19pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Wilesy says...

Di kanny oh wrote:
umpcah wrote:
stfcflag wrote:
It's not the run of results that bothers some of the fans for me it is the style of play. I appreciate the challenges and always wish the team well but it really has been one of the hardest seasons to watch for me in the past 25 years. Far too much depresseing negative drudge with as mentioned before seemingly no plan B. No direction or drive just a negative approach to the game with keep ball being the imperative. No width, no pace, no overlapping runs, none of the old Swindon Flare. I hope things change with Cooper at the helm but if not bring back Glenn
bring back Glenn ? And who will pay him ?
Any team that loses two strikers like Nile Ranger and Nicky Ajose and their 20 goals will struggle I feel its like a gun with no bullets. The team were playing some cracking football earlier in the season but injuries, suspensions, court cases and a player being called back to his club have disarmed us and its certainly had a knock on effect to the form of the team. Cooper has tried a few permutations to change it but he can only work with whats left. Danny N'Guessan scored 7 goals when with the two mentioned above yet has hardly done a thing since and is one lazy dude anyway just ask Millwall. Perspective needed I think.
Should point out that Michael Smith is a goal every other game which is the same as Ajose and better than Ranger....

N'Guessan looks like he's not interested and hasn't been impressive for a while like you say.

Surely time for Storey to get another chance alongside Smith?
[quote][p][bold]Di kanny oh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfcflag[/bold] wrote: It's not the run of results that bothers some of the fans for me it is the style of play. I appreciate the challenges and always wish the team well but it really has been one of the hardest seasons to watch for me in the past 25 years. Far too much depresseing negative drudge with as mentioned before seemingly no plan B. No direction or drive just a negative approach to the game with keep ball being the imperative. No width, no pace, no overlapping runs, none of the old Swindon Flare. I hope things change with Cooper at the helm but if not bring back Glenn[/p][/quote]bring back Glenn ? And who will pay him ?[/p][/quote]Any team that loses two strikers like Nile Ranger and Nicky Ajose and their 20 goals will struggle I feel its like a gun with no bullets. The team were playing some cracking football earlier in the season but injuries, suspensions, court cases and a player being called back to his club have disarmed us and its certainly had a knock on effect to the form of the team. Cooper has tried a few permutations to change it but he can only work with whats left. Danny N'Guessan scored 7 goals when with the two mentioned above yet has hardly done a thing since and is one lazy dude anyway just ask Millwall. Perspective needed I think.[/p][/quote]Should point out that Michael Smith is a goal every other game which is the same as Ajose and better than Ranger.... N'Guessan looks like he's not interested and hasn't been impressive for a while like you say. Surely time for Storey to get another chance alongside Smith? Wilesy
  • Score: 0

9:29pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Wayne Allison Bromham says...

Old-Stager, Hilperton wrote:
You would think it's bad enough that the Town are playing Bristol City at Ashton Gate tomorrow, just when they have won their last three games and we have won just once in nine games.
The referee is none other than TREVOR KETTLE !
God have mercy upon us !
Oh no, he is dreadful. Having said that I think the away team picks the officials up at some service station on the way based on what I've seen this season. I'm sure they get worse each year
[quote][p][bold]Old-Stager, Hilperton[/bold] wrote: You would think it's bad enough that the Town are playing Bristol City at Ashton Gate tomorrow, just when they have won their last three games and we have won just once in nine games. The referee is none other than TREVOR KETTLE ! God have mercy upon us ![/p][/quote]Oh no, he is dreadful. Having said that I think the away team picks the officials up at some service station on the way based on what I've seen this season. I'm sure they get worse each year Wayne Allison Bromham
  • Score: 0

11:03pm Fri 14 Mar 14

joey butler says...

bearwoodred wrote:
Graham8181 wrote:
tifosi wrote:
Graham8181 wrote:
Robinonfire wrote:
stfcdod wrote:
Robinonfire wrote: Cooperman is a non League manager...end of
We are still waiting for your suggestions Robinonfire. Snipe, snipe, snipe but I'm very sorry, that's all I can do, as I am clueless.
Once Tottenham sack Tim Sherwood maybe Powers plan is he will be next STFC manager.
i would happily take on tim sherwood
Is this some kind of joke?
Sherwood would come here after Spurs?
If so Sherwood wouldn't do any better than Mark Cooper with the players and resources available.
Mark Cooper has been a steady sensible boss who has done well with what he has. He has got a few useful players in and remember that costs are being cut.
We have a club! We are not going back to League 2!
We should be thankful for that.
Why not wait until we get financial stability, and then criticise if needs be.
cooper has no clue whatsoever about tactics, I think you need to take your blindfold off. even someone who knows nothing about football would cringe at some of his absurd tactical decisions this season that have cost us a playoff spot...and that's a fact !!! Sherwood would be a good manager in championship or league 1 to get his managerial career started and would attract higher name players like Paolo did. yes agree he is punching above his weight at spurs at the moment which is why championship or league 1 would be a good starting point.
Graham, give us a quick run down of Sherwoods tactics and outline his apporach I am genuinely interested in what they are? How do they differ from AVB's.

Did he change anything other than bring back Adebayor who had a point to prove?

Do we not get the Spurs players on loan because we are trying to play the same way!

I doubt we can afford Sherwoods salalry - he is no more of a proven manager than Cooper - in fact he has less experience, but has a multi-million pound squad, internationals, the paciest team in the league and is not on the brink of adminstration - but lets give him time. I don't mind Spurs so hope he does well.

Paolo only attracted bigger players because he paid them more than anyone else. With the exception of Caddis, Ferry, Wes and Ritchie who were at Swindon before Paolo who did he buy that is really any better than what we have now? Roberts? Comassi, Rooney, Benson?

Answeres on a postcard.
BENSON
[quote][p][bold]bearwoodred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Graham8181[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tifosi[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Graham8181[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Robinonfire[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfcdod[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Robinonfire[/bold] wrote: Cooperman is a non League manager...end of[/p][/quote]We are still waiting for your suggestions Robinonfire. Snipe, snipe, snipe but I'm very sorry, that's all I can do, as I am clueless.[/p][/quote]Once Tottenham sack Tim Sherwood maybe Powers plan is he will be next STFC manager.[/p][/quote]i would happily take on tim sherwood[/p][/quote]Is this some kind of joke? Sherwood would come here after Spurs? If so Sherwood wouldn't do any better than Mark Cooper with the players and resources available. Mark Cooper has been a steady sensible boss who has done well with what he has. He has got a few useful players in and remember that costs are being cut. We have a club! We are not going back to League 2! We should be thankful for that. Why not wait until we get financial stability, and then criticise if needs be.[/p][/quote]cooper has no clue whatsoever about tactics, I think you need to take your blindfold off. even someone who knows nothing about football would cringe at some of his absurd tactical decisions this season that have cost us a playoff spot...and that's a fact !!! Sherwood would be a good manager in championship or league 1 to get his managerial career started and would attract higher name players like Paolo did. yes agree he is punching above his weight at spurs at the moment which is why championship or league 1 would be a good starting point.[/p][/quote]Graham, give us a quick run down of Sherwoods tactics and outline his apporach I am genuinely interested in what they are? How do they differ from AVB's. Did he change anything other than bring back Adebayor who had a point to prove? Do we not get the Spurs players on loan because we are trying to play the same way! I doubt we can afford Sherwoods salalry - he is no more of a proven manager than Cooper - in fact he has less experience, but has a multi-million pound squad, internationals, the paciest team in the league and is not on the brink of adminstration - but lets give him time. I don't mind Spurs so hope he does well. Paolo only attracted bigger players because he paid them more than anyone else. With the exception of Caddis, Ferry, Wes and Ritchie who were at Swindon before Paolo who did he buy that is really any better than what we have now? Roberts? Comassi, Rooney, Benson? Answeres on a postcard.[/p][/quote]BENSON joey butler
  • Score: -1

12:19am Sat 15 Mar 14

STFConyourpitch says...

Oi Den! wrote:
STFConyourpitch wrote:
stfcdod wrote:
Since 1950 wrote:
Got a message from a spurs mate of mine at the game last night that the word back on the street there is that Sherwood will be our manager next season.
Let's hope your Spurs mate is very wrong.
Lets hope hes not wrong mate. To offence to copper he is Sh** and belongs in the non-league. His tactics are bade like if we go 1-0 up we go 4-6-0 so its even harder to score than 4-5-1.

Sherwood won't want to be a puppet and power knows that and will try to please him so a manager as big as sherwood who could possibly persuade pritchard to sign and many other young talents will be a fantastic appointment. If we do get Sherwood I assume Les Ferdinand will follow him.
But what evidence is there that Sherwood would be any good?
Evidence that Mark Cooper will get us anywhere?

1. Sherwood has good youth links and good scouting knowledge
2. Doing fairly well as tottenham manager last time i checked he has got a attitude of one
3. He doesn't play 4-5-1 or 4-6-0
4. He ain't Cooper
5. Won't blame the players all season saying they are only young
6. Experience
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STFConyourpitch[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfcdod[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: Got a message from a spurs mate of mine at the game last night that the word back on the street there is that Sherwood will be our manager next season.[/p][/quote]Let's hope your Spurs mate is very wrong.[/p][/quote]Lets hope hes not wrong mate. To offence to copper he is Sh** and belongs in the non-league. His tactics are bade like if we go 1-0 up we go 4-6-0 so its even harder to score than 4-5-1. Sherwood won't want to be a puppet and power knows that and will try to please him so a manager as big as sherwood who could possibly persuade pritchard to sign and many other young talents will be a fantastic appointment. If we do get Sherwood I assume Les Ferdinand will follow him.[/p][/quote]But what evidence is there that Sherwood would be any good?[/p][/quote]Evidence that Mark Cooper will get us anywhere? 1. Sherwood has good youth links and good scouting knowledge 2. Doing fairly well as tottenham manager last time i checked he has got a attitude of one 3. He doesn't play 4-5-1 or 4-6-0 4. He ain't Cooper 5. Won't blame the players all season saying they are only young 6. Experience STFConyourpitch
  • Score: 0

6:29am Sat 15 Mar 14

ScottLeitch says...

I hate the idea that "real fans" never question the competency of players/staff at the club... where does this come from?, surely a "real fan" cares enough to look at their own team objectively and be able to point out things they think are amiss... As for my opinion on Cooper I think hes a nice bloke but I think hes possibly too nice and too pally with the players... they have no fear of any sort of backlash. The main thing that really bugs me currently though is that we are paying to see a team of professional footballers week in week out who are unfit and poorly conditioned.
I hate the idea that "real fans" never question the competency of players/staff at the club... where does this come from?, surely a "real fan" cares enough to look at their own team objectively and be able to point out things they think are amiss... As for my opinion on Cooper I think hes a nice bloke but I think hes possibly too nice and too pally with the players... they have no fear of any sort of backlash. The main thing that really bugs me currently though is that we are paying to see a team of professional footballers week in week out who are unfit and poorly conditioned. ScottLeitch
  • Score: 2

6:54am Sat 15 Mar 14

Chish and Fips says...

joey butler wrote:
bearwoodred wrote:
Graham8181 wrote:
tifosi wrote:
Graham8181 wrote:
Robinonfire wrote:
stfcdod wrote:
Robinonfire wrote: Cooperman is a non League manager...end of
We are still waiting for your suggestions Robinonfire. Snipe, snipe, snipe but I'm very sorry, that's all I can do, as I am clueless.
Once Tottenham sack Tim Sherwood maybe Powers plan is he will be next STFC manager.
i would happily take on tim sherwood
Is this some kind of joke?
Sherwood would come here after Spurs?
If so Sherwood wouldn't do any better than Mark Cooper with the players and resources available.
Mark Cooper has been a steady sensible boss who has done well with what he has. He has got a few useful players in and remember that costs are being cut.
We have a club! We are not going back to League 2!
We should be thankful for that.
Why not wait until we get financial stability, and then criticise if needs be.
cooper has no clue whatsoever about tactics, I think you need to take your blindfold off. even someone who knows nothing about football would cringe at some of his absurd tactical decisions this season that have cost us a playoff spot...and that's a fact !!! Sherwood would be a good manager in championship or league 1 to get his managerial career started and would attract higher name players like Paolo did. yes agree he is punching above his weight at spurs at the moment which is why championship or league 1 would be a good starting point.
Graham, give us a quick run down of Sherwoods tactics and outline his apporach I am genuinely interested in what they are? How do they differ from AVB's.

Did he change anything other than bring back Adebayor who had a point to prove?

Do we not get the Spurs players on loan because we are trying to play the same way!

I doubt we can afford Sherwoods salalry - he is no more of a proven manager than Cooper - in fact he has less experience, but has a multi-million pound squad, internationals, the paciest team in the league and is not on the brink of adminstration - but lets give him time. I don't mind Spurs so hope he does well.

Paolo only attracted bigger players because he paid them more than anyone else. With the exception of Caddis, Ferry, Wes and Ritchie who were at Swindon before Paolo who did he buy that is really any better than what we have now? Roberts? Comassi, Rooney, Benson?

Answeres on a postcard.
BENSON
+ HEDGES
[quote][p][bold]joey butler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bearwoodred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Graham8181[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tifosi[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Graham8181[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Robinonfire[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfcdod[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Robinonfire[/bold] wrote: Cooperman is a non League manager...end of[/p][/quote]We are still waiting for your suggestions Robinonfire. Snipe, snipe, snipe but I'm very sorry, that's all I can do, as I am clueless.[/p][/quote]Once Tottenham sack Tim Sherwood maybe Powers plan is he will be next STFC manager.[/p][/quote]i would happily take on tim sherwood[/p][/quote]Is this some kind of joke? Sherwood would come here after Spurs? If so Sherwood wouldn't do any better than Mark Cooper with the players and resources available. Mark Cooper has been a steady sensible boss who has done well with what he has. He has got a few useful players in and remember that costs are being cut. We have a club! We are not going back to League 2! We should be thankful for that. Why not wait until we get financial stability, and then criticise if needs be.[/p][/quote]cooper has no clue whatsoever about tactics, I think you need to take your blindfold off. even someone who knows nothing about football would cringe at some of his absurd tactical decisions this season that have cost us a playoff spot...and that's a fact !!! Sherwood would be a good manager in championship or league 1 to get his managerial career started and would attract higher name players like Paolo did. yes agree he is punching above his weight at spurs at the moment which is why championship or league 1 would be a good starting point.[/p][/quote]Graham, give us a quick run down of Sherwoods tactics and outline his apporach I am genuinely interested in what they are? How do they differ from AVB's. Did he change anything other than bring back Adebayor who had a point to prove? Do we not get the Spurs players on loan because we are trying to play the same way! I doubt we can afford Sherwoods salalry - he is no more of a proven manager than Cooper - in fact he has less experience, but has a multi-million pound squad, internationals, the paciest team in the league and is not on the brink of adminstration - but lets give him time. I don't mind Spurs so hope he does well. Paolo only attracted bigger players because he paid them more than anyone else. With the exception of Caddis, Ferry, Wes and Ritchie who were at Swindon before Paolo who did he buy that is really any better than what we have now? Roberts? Comassi, Rooney, Benson? Answeres on a postcard.[/p][/quote]BENSON[/p][/quote]+ HEDGES Chish and Fips
  • Score: 0

8:24am Sat 15 Mar 14

mancrobin says...

Is that you Lovesey wrote:
mancrobin wrote:
Paul12001 wrote:
Seriously Cooper haters give it a rest will you!

I don't understand why people think we have a Devine right to at the very top pushing into the championship? We nearly went out of business less than 12 months ago and we have never been a rich club. Lee Power is re-structuring the club to make it more self sufficient so we don't go through that again which has meant budget cuts since the Paolo days which nearly sent us over the edge. He has gone down the route of young players and try and develop players then maybe sell some in the future. There is bound to be ups and downs along the way but really we are a mid-table club for the time being and there is no way we are ready for the championship, no way as that would involve serious money.

Stability and build over the next few seasons. Why do people want to keep chopping and changing managers, that's not really the way forwards. We had a great start to the season and people have got carried away, it was always going to be hard to maintain it and always likely to go through a tough spell which we are going through now. However that's where REAL supporters should be getting behind the players and management to encourage. How does booing and groaning benefit anyone?

I understand fans pay their hard earned money and respect that and will have opinions but there are no guarantees in football, it's not a perfect science, everybody is chasing the dream but only 4 teams from Prem to League two actually win the league.

I see success for Swindon as stabilising the club as a whole, mid to upper table finish and a good recruitment drive in the summer and all of this is still possible. So to the people of Swindon get behind the club, SUPPORT and ENCOURAGE "ALL" of the staff and players and let's see where we are at the end of the season.

COYR
Great post Paul.

I for one am 100% behind Cooper and the boys and hope the travelling fans get a treat at Ashton Gate tomorrow.

I'm still not entirely convinced by Mark as a Manager at this level but more than happy to give him another season to continue to learn (which I believe he has) and to take part (inevitably under the direction of Power) in building his own squad for next season.
This is his squad, he has been manager all year, I hope the fans get a treat tomorrow but the chances are they will get another Shrewsbury or Stevenage as we try to defend a 0-0
I agree up to a point Lovesey, yes, he certainly has to take responsibility for performances and increasingly the squad. And yes again, I was at Shrewsbury and it was poor. Not as bad as Sheffield Utd though, that was dire.

But I was also at Wolves, Walsall , Port Vale and Crewe and we didn't play tho se tactics and we played very well.

As predicted, a young side with a rooky manager is inconsistent. I believe the direction off travel overall is good.
[quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mancrobin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Paul12001[/bold] wrote: Seriously Cooper haters give it a rest will you! I don't understand why people think we have a Devine right to at the very top pushing into the championship? We nearly went out of business less than 12 months ago and we have never been a rich club. Lee Power is re-structuring the club to make it more self sufficient so we don't go through that again which has meant budget cuts since the Paolo days which nearly sent us over the edge. He has gone down the route of young players and try and develop players then maybe sell some in the future. There is bound to be ups and downs along the way but really we are a mid-table club for the time being and there is no way we are ready for the championship, no way as that would involve serious money. Stability and build over the next few seasons. Why do people want to keep chopping and changing managers, that's not really the way forwards. We had a great start to the season and people have got carried away, it was always going to be hard to maintain it and always likely to go through a tough spell which we are going through now. However that's where REAL supporters should be getting behind the players and management to encourage. How does booing and groaning benefit anyone? I understand fans pay their hard earned money and respect that and will have opinions but there are no guarantees in football, it's not a perfect science, everybody is chasing the dream but only 4 teams from Prem to League two actually win the league. I see success for Swindon as stabilising the club as a whole, mid to upper table finish and a good recruitment drive in the summer and all of this is still possible. So to the people of Swindon get behind the club, SUPPORT and ENCOURAGE "ALL" of the staff and players and let's see where we are at the end of the season. COYR[/p][/quote]Great post Paul. I for one am 100% behind Cooper and the boys and hope the travelling fans get a treat at Ashton Gate tomorrow. I'm still not entirely convinced by Mark as a Manager at this level but more than happy to give him another season to continue to learn (which I believe he has) and to take part (inevitably under the direction of Power) in building his own squad for next season.[/p][/quote]This is his squad, he has been manager all year, I hope the fans get a treat tomorrow but the chances are they will get another Shrewsbury or Stevenage as we try to defend a 0-0[/p][/quote]I agree up to a point Lovesey, yes, he certainly has to take responsibility for performances and increasingly the squad. And yes again, I was at Shrewsbury and it was poor. Not as bad as Sheffield Utd though, that was dire. But I was also at Wolves, Walsall , Port Vale and Crewe and we didn't play tho se tactics and we played very well. As predicted, a young side with a rooky manager is inconsistent. I believe the direction off travel overall is good. mancrobin
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9:18am Sat 15 Mar 14

perth red says...

Paul12001 wrote:
Seriously Cooper haters give it a rest will you!

I don't understand why people think we have a Devine right to at the very top pushing into the championship? We nearly went out of business less than 12 months ago and we have never been a rich club. Lee Power is re-structuring the club to make it more self sufficient so we don't go through that again which has meant budget cuts since the Paolo days which nearly sent us over the edge. He has gone down the route of young players and try and develop players then maybe sell some in the future. There is bound to be ups and downs along the way but really we are a mid-table club for the time being and there is no way we are ready for the championship, no way as that would involve serious money.

Stability and build over the next few seasons. Why do people want to keep chopping and changing managers, that's not really the way forwards. We had a great start to the season and people have got carried away, it was always going to be hard to maintain it and always likely to go through a tough spell which we are going through now. However that's where REAL supporters should be getting behind the players and management to encourage. How does booing and groaning benefit anyone?

I understand fans pay their hard earned money and respect that and will have opinions but there are no guarantees in football, it's not a perfect science, everybody is chasing the dream but only 4 teams from Prem to League two actually win the league.

I see success for Swindon as stabilising the club as a whole, mid to upper table finish and a good recruitment drive in the summer and all of this is still possible. So to the people of Swindon get behind the club, SUPPORT and ENCOURAGE "ALL" of the staff and players and let's see where we are at the end of the season.

COYR
If there was a post of the season award, this would deserve to get it.

Clearly far more people agree with you than disagree, so why are the vast majority of posts on here so repetitively negative? They certainly reveal why they would never succeed in football management.
[quote][p][bold]Paul12001[/bold] wrote: Seriously Cooper haters give it a rest will you! I don't understand why people think we have a Devine right to at the very top pushing into the championship? We nearly went out of business less than 12 months ago and we have never been a rich club. Lee Power is re-structuring the club to make it more self sufficient so we don't go through that again which has meant budget cuts since the Paolo days which nearly sent us over the edge. He has gone down the route of young players and try and develop players then maybe sell some in the future. There is bound to be ups and downs along the way but really we are a mid-table club for the time being and there is no way we are ready for the championship, no way as that would involve serious money. Stability and build over the next few seasons. Why do people want to keep chopping and changing managers, that's not really the way forwards. We had a great start to the season and people have got carried away, it was always going to be hard to maintain it and always likely to go through a tough spell which we are going through now. However that's where REAL supporters should be getting behind the players and management to encourage. How does booing and groaning benefit anyone? I understand fans pay their hard earned money and respect that and will have opinions but there are no guarantees in football, it's not a perfect science, everybody is chasing the dream but only 4 teams from Prem to League two actually win the league. I see success for Swindon as stabilising the club as a whole, mid to upper table finish and a good recruitment drive in the summer and all of this is still possible. So to the people of Swindon get behind the club, SUPPORT and ENCOURAGE "ALL" of the staff and players and let's see where we are at the end of the season. COYR[/p][/quote]If there was a post of the season award, this would deserve to get it. Clearly far more people agree with you than disagree, so why are the vast majority of posts on here so repetitively negative? They certainly reveal why they would never succeed in football management. perth red
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