Town boss calls on players to reward the fans as season draws to a close

Mark Cooper

Mark Cooper

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SWINDON Town manager Mark Cooper wants his players to use the final nine games of their League One season to “give the supporters some hope for next year”.

Town recorded their first clean sheet in seven attempts during the goalless draw with Bristol City on Saturday, standing up to the test of playing with 10 men for 35 minutes following Alex Pritchard’s needless red card.

In doing so, they produced the kind of gutsy and spirited performance fans have been craving during a recent barren spell and now Cooper has challenged his squad to take that frame of mind into the campaign’s final straight.

“We just want to finish the season strongly to give the supporters some hope for next year, to make sure we sell some season tickets and start looking to build for the future,” he told the Advertiser.

“As a manager you get stick, I understand that, but to be where we are from where we came from at the start of the season I think it maybe is (unfair) but I completely understand.

“The supporters (at Bristol City) were magnificent and if they can be like that every week then the players will be even better. We weren’t at our fluent best because it wasn’t that kind of game but in patches in the first half we dominated the football and showed them we cared, we dug in and managed to get a point.”

Talk of an unlikely relegation scrap has followed Town about in recent weeks, as they remain winless since the 3-2 victory at Port Vale on February 8, and Cooper was not surprised by such concerns.

“When you’re on a run like that you know that there’s always one team that can fall into it so it was important we got something,” he said. “We still need another win and then we can start looking to next year.

“When you lose a couple of games and you’re ninth in the league it’s panic, isn’t it? People do get frustrated and I completely understand that but it’s not going to happen overnight for us.”

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7:01am Tue 18 Mar 14

The Nomis says...

Oh shut the **** up Cooper, some hope for next season??. We have no hope for next season with you in charge with your boring and negative tactics....Taxi!!!
Oh shut the **** up Cooper, some hope for next season??. We have no hope for next season with you in charge with your boring and negative tactics....Taxi!!! The Nomis
  • Score: -8

7:07am Tue 18 Mar 14

mandrossian says...

The Nomis wrote:
Oh shut the **** up Cooper, some hope for next season??. We have no hope for next season with you in charge with your boring and negative tactics....Taxi!!!
Nonsense. Ranger with his mind on football, and a couple of good additions and this squad is well capable of automatic
[quote][p][bold]The Nomis[/bold] wrote: Oh shut the **** up Cooper, some hope for next season??. We have no hope for next season with you in charge with your boring and negative tactics....Taxi!!![/p][/quote]Nonsense. Ranger with his mind on football, and a couple of good additions and this squad is well capable of automatic mandrossian
  • Score: 18

7:16am Tue 18 Mar 14

LionelHutz says...

The Nomis wrote:
Oh shut the **** up Cooper, some hope for next season??. We have no hope for next season with you in charge with your boring and negative tactics....Taxi!!!
Taxi for you.
[quote][p][bold]The Nomis[/bold] wrote: Oh shut the **** up Cooper, some hope for next season??. We have no hope for next season with you in charge with your boring and negative tactics....Taxi!!![/p][/quote]Taxi for you. LionelHutz
  • Score: -15

7:16am Tue 18 Mar 14

The Nomis says...

mandrossian wrote:
The Nomis wrote: Oh shut the **** up Cooper, some hope for next season??. We have no hope for next season with you in charge with your boring and negative tactics....Taxi!!!
Nonsense. Ranger with his mind on football, and a couple of good additions and this squad is well capable of automatic
Automatic??? dear oh dear Swindon do have the most deluded fans in the country if they think we are gonna get automatic promotion next season!!!! Lol. Automatic relegation more like!!!!!. The wage budget is going to be cut AGAIN, the average age of the playing staff is going to be even lower than what it is now which obviously means even more inexperienced kids and NO experienced players, which is what is needed. Lol if we gain automatic promotion next season then I will personally run around the County Ground car park naked with a 12'' double ended **** wedged up my backside sideways while screaming 'I'm a laydeeeeee!!'
[quote][p][bold]mandrossian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Nomis[/bold] wrote: Oh shut the **** up Cooper, some hope for next season??. We have no hope for next season with you in charge with your boring and negative tactics....Taxi!!![/p][/quote]Nonsense. Ranger with his mind on football, and a couple of good additions and this squad is well capable of automatic[/p][/quote]Automatic??? dear oh dear Swindon do have the most deluded fans in the country if they think we are gonna get automatic promotion next season!!!! Lol. Automatic relegation more like!!!!!. The wage budget is going to be cut AGAIN, the average age of the playing staff is going to be even lower than what it is now which obviously means even more inexperienced kids and NO experienced players, which is what is needed. Lol if we gain automatic promotion next season then I will personally run around the County Ground car park naked with a 12'' double ended **** wedged up my backside sideways while screaming 'I'm a laydeeeeee!!' The Nomis
  • Score: 4

7:18am Tue 18 Mar 14

Helpme234 says...

The Nomis wrote:
mandrossian wrote:
The Nomis wrote: Oh shut the **** up Cooper, some hope for next season??. We have no hope for next season with you in charge with your boring and negative tactics....Taxi!!!
Nonsense. Ranger with his mind on football, and a couple of good additions and this squad is well capable of automatic
Automatic??? dear oh dear Swindon do have the most deluded fans in the country if they think we are gonna get automatic promotion next season!!!! Lol. Automatic relegation more like!!!!!. The wage budget is going to be cut AGAIN, the average age of the playing staff is going to be even lower than what it is now which obviously means even more inexperienced kids and NO experienced players, which is what is needed. Lol if we gain automatic promotion next season then I will personally run around the County Ground car park naked with a 12'' double ended **** wedged up my backside sideways while screaming 'I'm a laydeeeeee!!'
Not again!!
[quote][p][bold]The Nomis[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mandrossian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Nomis[/bold] wrote: Oh shut the **** up Cooper, some hope for next season??. We have no hope for next season with you in charge with your boring and negative tactics....Taxi!!![/p][/quote]Nonsense. Ranger with his mind on football, and a couple of good additions and this squad is well capable of automatic[/p][/quote]Automatic??? dear oh dear Swindon do have the most deluded fans in the country if they think we are gonna get automatic promotion next season!!!! Lol. Automatic relegation more like!!!!!. The wage budget is going to be cut AGAIN, the average age of the playing staff is going to be even lower than what it is now which obviously means even more inexperienced kids and NO experienced players, which is what is needed. Lol if we gain automatic promotion next season then I will personally run around the County Ground car park naked with a 12'' double ended **** wedged up my backside sideways while screaming 'I'm a laydeeeeee!!'[/p][/quote]Not again!! Helpme234
  • Score: -7

7:25am Tue 18 Mar 14

Wilesy says...

The Nomis wrote:
Oh shut the **** up Cooper, some hope for next season??. We have no hope for next season with you in charge with your boring and negative tactics....Taxi!!!
7:01....
[quote][p][bold]The Nomis[/bold] wrote: Oh shut the **** up Cooper, some hope for next season??. We have no hope for next season with you in charge with your boring and negative tactics....Taxi!!![/p][/quote]7:01.... Wilesy
  • Score: -11

7:32am Tue 18 Mar 14

Since 1950 says...

It's all very well and good giving the fan's hope for next season with a spirited end to the season. If we could see the team being rebuilt on a good foundation we might have more hope. Unfortunately we don't know what squad we'll have next season, who will have to be sold to make ends meet. No talk of renewed contracts. Nothing on Ranger. What loan players will we keep if any. When we see the shape of the squad next season then we may have hope. My fear is the only hope we'll have is hope of keeping our league 1 status.
It's all very well and good giving the fan's hope for next season with a spirited end to the season. If we could see the team being rebuilt on a good foundation we might have more hope. Unfortunately we don't know what squad we'll have next season, who will have to be sold to make ends meet. No talk of renewed contracts. Nothing on Ranger. What loan players will we keep if any. When we see the shape of the squad next season then we may have hope. My fear is the only hope we'll have is hope of keeping our league 1 status. Since 1950
  • Score: 13

7:35am Tue 18 Mar 14

sagadude says...

The happy clappers are deluded again I see.
The happy clappers are deluded again I see. sagadude
  • Score: -16

7:43am Tue 18 Mar 14

bradley red 1 says...

The only hope is if you and your coaching staff are not here.
The only hope is if you and your coaching staff are not here. bradley red 1
  • Score: 11

7:50am Tue 18 Mar 14

umpcah says...

Since 1950 wrote:
It's all very well and good giving the fan's hope for next season with a spirited end to the season. If we could see the team being rebuilt on a good foundation we might have more hope. Unfortunately we don't know what squad we'll have next season, who will have to be sold to make ends meet. No talk of renewed contracts. Nothing on Ranger. What loan players will we keep if any. When we see the shape of the squad next season then we may have hope. My fear is the only hope we'll have is hope of keeping our league 1 status.
Good footie at League One level is not too bad for the time being. In the fifties the CG was filled with fans enjoying low level footie with no serious expectation of promotion ! I was one of them ! Then Bert Head`s Babes came out of the woodwork and we tasted some better stuff ! Mistakes have been made in recent decades as we all know but I think we have to just be patient while repair work is effected. Does that thinking make me a happy clapper ?
[quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: It's all very well and good giving the fan's hope for next season with a spirited end to the season. If we could see the team being rebuilt on a good foundation we might have more hope. Unfortunately we don't know what squad we'll have next season, who will have to be sold to make ends meet. No talk of renewed contracts. Nothing on Ranger. What loan players will we keep if any. When we see the shape of the squad next season then we may have hope. My fear is the only hope we'll have is hope of keeping our league 1 status.[/p][/quote]Good footie at League One level is not too bad for the time being. In the fifties the CG was filled with fans enjoying low level footie with no serious expectation of promotion ! I was one of them ! Then Bert Head`s Babes came out of the woodwork and we tasted some better stuff ! Mistakes have been made in recent decades as we all know but I think we have to just be patient while repair work is effected. Does that thinking make me a happy clapper ? umpcah
  • Score: 33

7:50am Tue 18 Mar 14

Gloucester Red, Hucclecote says...

sagadude wrote:
The happy clappers are deluded again I see.
Yea, much better to be a whinging whiner eh. Never mind, school starts in less than an hour.
[quote][p][bold]sagadude[/bold] wrote: The happy clappers are deluded again I see.[/p][/quote]Yea, much better to be a whinging whiner eh. Never mind, school starts in less than an hour. Gloucester Red, Hucclecote
  • Score: 19

8:22am Tue 18 Mar 14

LeGod says...

Whoever this Nomis idiot is should be called NOBISME - We have all been moaning about our recent form but we have to look at where we were very first game of the season as some of the players hadnt had preseason training the team was only put togehter a few days before the season started and when it did start we shocked a few sides the way we played and got some great results.

Defensively all season we have been awful saturday against the inbreds was a good defensive performance - disappointingly if we had correctec our defensive frailites earlier in the season we would be top 6 without a doubt.

Without Ranger up front we look toothless when attacking and again unless Smith comes good we are going to struggle in the last nine games to score many.Hopefully Ranger stays and we get some good additions to the squad and this time we need to add a bit of steel as well to the team their is always hope for next season.
The frustrating part of this season is and i know it has been our budget for the reason but if we had strengthened in the areas that we should have done and this team doesnt need much tweaking we would have been well in the top 6.

I do think maybe one or two players could be sold in the summer mainly Wes i think plus the big wages off the bookes ie Navarro, Williams,Benson so there is every room for optimism.
Very disappointed with Murphy from Norwich though and the full back on loan from Wolves dont think they are what we want and im sure Powe is working behind the scenes already to get some good potential players in for us.
I think alot of premier league clubs would be happy for their players to come to us the style of play but having said that next season Copper needs to be more positive sometimes in his approach to games especially at home.
We started the season in attacking and being positive and then it was changed to become more defensive which we are not good at.
So i hope he has learnt from this season and we progress to the next step which is top 6.
This is a project that power and cooper are working on and the tweaks required for next season i think could surprise a few.
On the money side of it unless we get additional investment into the club we are always going to be on a small budget you cant blame Power for that it is tough running a football club and they bleed money so he has to tghten the purse strings otherwise if we ever go into administration again we will be in the conference its as simple as that as we would get demoted two divisions so people have to be patient with what is trying to be achieved at the club and the best thing we can do is support what is being done - yes we all get frustrated and im one fo the worst but lets give the guys in charge a chance as this is their first season and power is not stupid he knows what is required but before any of that we need one mre win to be safe and then we can all relax and look forward to a break until next season.
Whoever this Nomis idiot is should be called NOBISME - We have all been moaning about our recent form but we have to look at where we were very first game of the season as some of the players hadnt had preseason training the team was only put togehter a few days before the season started and when it did start we shocked a few sides the way we played and got some great results. Defensively all season we have been awful saturday against the inbreds was a good defensive performance - disappointingly if we had correctec our defensive frailites earlier in the season we would be top 6 without a doubt. Without Ranger up front we look toothless when attacking and again unless Smith comes good we are going to struggle in the last nine games to score many.Hopefully Ranger stays and we get some good additions to the squad and this time we need to add a bit of steel as well to the team their is always hope for next season. The frustrating part of this season is and i know it has been our budget for the reason but if we had strengthened in the areas that we should have done and this team doesnt need much tweaking we would have been well in the top 6. I do think maybe one or two players could be sold in the summer mainly Wes i think plus the big wages off the bookes ie Navarro, Williams,Benson so there is every room for optimism. Very disappointed with Murphy from Norwich though and the full back on loan from Wolves dont think they are what we want and im sure Powe is working behind the scenes already to get some good potential players in for us. I think alot of premier league clubs would be happy for their players to come to us the style of play but having said that next season Copper needs to be more positive sometimes in his approach to games especially at home. We started the season in attacking and being positive and then it was changed to become more defensive which we are not good at. So i hope he has learnt from this season and we progress to the next step which is top 6. This is a project that power and cooper are working on and the tweaks required for next season i think could surprise a few. On the money side of it unless we get additional investment into the club we are always going to be on a small budget you cant blame Power for that it is tough running a football club and they bleed money so he has to tghten the purse strings otherwise if we ever go into administration again we will be in the conference its as simple as that as we would get demoted two divisions so people have to be patient with what is trying to be achieved at the club and the best thing we can do is support what is being done - yes we all get frustrated and im one fo the worst but lets give the guys in charge a chance as this is their first season and power is not stupid he knows what is required but before any of that we need one mre win to be safe and then we can all relax and look forward to a break until next season. LeGod
  • Score: 20

8:23am Tue 18 Mar 14

Cookie43 says...

Jesus there really are some sad sad people who can not wait to come on here and be the first to stick the knife in.
Bradley Red to you set your alarm and sleep with your computer on so you can be the first to post your vile hate campaign against Cooper and Power.
You really are a pathetic individual. And before you say deluded or happy clapper i would rather live my life with a positive attitude than a negative doom and gloom life.
So to all you "were all doomed brigade" may i suggest supporting another team or not bothering to go to matches. Most of you dont go anyway sat at home by your computers listening to the radio hoping we fail so you can be the first in here to post your drivel.
Jesus there really are some sad sad people who can not wait to come on here and be the first to stick the knife in. Bradley Red to you set your alarm and sleep with your computer on so you can be the first to post your vile hate campaign against Cooper and Power. You really are a pathetic individual. And before you say deluded or happy clapper i would rather live my life with a positive attitude than a negative doom and gloom life. So to all you "were all doomed brigade" may i suggest supporting another team or not bothering to go to matches. Most of you dont go anyway sat at home by your computers listening to the radio hoping we fail so you can be the first in here to post your drivel. Cookie43
  • Score: -9

8:33am Tue 18 Mar 14

Is that you Lovesey says...

mandrossian wrote:
The Nomis wrote: Oh shut the **** up Cooper, some hope for next season??. We have no hope for next season with you in charge with your boring and negative tactics....Taxi!!!
Nonsense. Ranger with his mind on football, and a couple of good additions and this squad is well capable of automatic
Not with Cooper it isn't, I don't hold about the squad being worse than last year, on a player by player comparison most of the players we have had this year are better than last, so all this start of a project is rubbish, the only way to build with a project is invest and build slowly, we are not investing this year, we are cutting the budget even further, we are not overperforming, IMO where we were and how we started this project is where wde should be, the players look unfit, no wonder training three days a week, the tactics are wrong, the style of football is boring.

I have renewed my ST's because of the 10% there was no way I was going to pay an increase to line Powers pocket while we had one of the smallest budgets in the league, the staff costs have been cut with a lot of the employees being tupeed accross to the catering firm in the 10 year plan, restructuring saw further reductions, so to cut the wage bill to 1.4million and expect an increase in ST prices, no wonder the ticket sales are down on last year.

I know there are a lot of people on here who support Cooper and think he is doing a good job, but I can tell you, all of the town fans around me at the games (all regulars and ST holders) are not renewing as they don't have faith in Cooper and are frankly bored out of their skulls by our negative boring style of play.

If Power wants to emulate the Swansea model and implement total football then he needs a decent manager and the team need to still play football but be a bit more direct.

Look at Walsall, they are doing it on a budget with experienced players as opposed to a bunch of kids, I personaly think we have a very good team of individuals, who are being told to overplay, when we have simplified it and attacked with pace we have looked absolute class.

Look at Ranger, the guy should have loads more goals than he has, but the way we play he always has his back to goal and is never running into the box, if we played on the front foot more then he would have got 20 goals this season.
[quote][p][bold]mandrossian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Nomis[/bold] wrote: Oh shut the **** up Cooper, some hope for next season??. We have no hope for next season with you in charge with your boring and negative tactics....Taxi!!![/p][/quote]Nonsense. Ranger with his mind on football, and a couple of good additions and this squad is well capable of automatic[/p][/quote]Not with Cooper it isn't, I don't hold about the squad being worse than last year, on a player by player comparison most of the players we have had this year are better than last, so all this start of a project is rubbish, the only way to build with a project is invest and build slowly, we are not investing this year, we are cutting the budget even further, we are not overperforming, IMO where we were and how we started this project is where wde should be, the players look unfit, no wonder training three days a week, the tactics are wrong, the style of football is boring. I have renewed my ST's because of the 10% there was no way I was going to pay an increase to line Powers pocket while we had one of the smallest budgets in the league, the staff costs have been cut with a lot of the employees being tupeed accross to the catering firm in the 10 year plan, restructuring saw further reductions, so to cut the wage bill to 1.4million and expect an increase in ST prices, no wonder the ticket sales are down on last year. I know there are a lot of people on here who support Cooper and think he is doing a good job, but I can tell you, all of the town fans around me at the games (all regulars and ST holders) are not renewing as they don't have faith in Cooper and are frankly bored out of their skulls by our negative boring style of play. If Power wants to emulate the Swansea model and implement total football then he needs a decent manager and the team need to still play football but be a bit more direct. Look at Walsall, they are doing it on a budget with experienced players as opposed to a bunch of kids, I personaly think we have a very good team of individuals, who are being told to overplay, when we have simplified it and attacked with pace we have looked absolute class. Look at Ranger, the guy should have loads more goals than he has, but the way we play he always has his back to goal and is never running into the box, if we played on the front foot more then he would have got 20 goals this season. Is that you Lovesey
  • Score: -2

8:44am Tue 18 Mar 14

bearwoodred says...

The Nomis wrote:
Oh shut the **** up Cooper, some hope for next season??. We have no hope for next season with you in charge with your boring and negative tactics....Taxi!!!
good morning Simon
[quote][p][bold]The Nomis[/bold] wrote: Oh shut the **** up Cooper, some hope for next season??. We have no hope for next season with you in charge with your boring and negative tactics....Taxi!!![/p][/quote]good morning Simon bearwoodred
  • Score: -3

8:45am Tue 18 Mar 14

bearwoodred says...

sagadude wrote:
The happy clappers are deluded again I see.
miserable bores got something to moan about again I see
[quote][p][bold]sagadude[/bold] wrote: The happy clappers are deluded again I see.[/p][/quote]miserable bores got something to moan about again I see bearwoodred
  • Score: -6

9:24am Tue 18 Mar 14

bearwoodred says...

Is that you Lovesey wrote:
mandrossian wrote:
The Nomis wrote: Oh shut the **** up Cooper, some hope for next season??. We have no hope for next season with you in charge with your boring and negative tactics....Taxi!!!
Nonsense. Ranger with his mind on football, and a couple of good additions and this squad is well capable of automatic
Not with Cooper it isn't, I don't hold about the squad being worse than last year, on a player by player comparison most of the players we have had this year are better than last, so all this start of a project is rubbish, the only way to build with a project is invest and build slowly, we are not investing this year, we are cutting the budget even further, we are not overperforming, IMO where we were and how we started this project is where wde should be, the players look unfit, no wonder training three days a week, the tactics are wrong, the style of football is boring.

I have renewed my ST's because of the 10% there was no way I was going to pay an increase to line Powers pocket while we had one of the smallest budgets in the league, the staff costs have been cut with a lot of the employees being tupeed accross to the catering firm in the 10 year plan, restructuring saw further reductions, so to cut the wage bill to 1.4million and expect an increase in ST prices, no wonder the ticket sales are down on last year.

I know there are a lot of people on here who support Cooper and think he is doing a good job, but I can tell you, all of the town fans around me at the games (all regulars and ST holders) are not renewing as they don't have faith in Cooper and are frankly bored out of their skulls by our negative boring style of play.

If Power wants to emulate the Swansea model and implement total football then he needs a decent manager and the team need to still play football but be a bit more direct.

Look at Walsall, they are doing it on a budget with experienced players as opposed to a bunch of kids, I personaly think we have a very good team of individuals, who are being told to overplay, when we have simplified it and attacked with pace we have looked absolute class.

Look at Ranger, the guy should have loads more goals than he has, but the way we play he always has his back to goal and is never running into the box, if we played on the front foot more then he would have got 20 goals this season.
Walsall are one point above us, so not exactly flying!


I still think the way we are learning to play is the right way. This seems to be a very English football thing for me in that we moan when our national side cannot match the Spanish or Italians for ball retention and why are we not teaching our children with small goals and tennis balls. Yet when the Town try to keep the ball it's "I am not renewing my season ticket", Cooper this, Cooper that..... Surely you would rather Swindon had the ball and not the opposition and if you have to go backwards because there are no options up front do it - that is what the good Europeans sides do!

Now before everyone jumps on me of course Cooper has masses to learn and I expect him to get better with the squad or move on. We also have to improve how we go about things and I still think that is coming. If you have the bulk of the ball for 20 mins and eventually score it's worth it!!! Our main problem is that final delivery, cross, killer pass and for me Pritchard is the worst offender by a mile - a class player still learning but I not sure he has many assists as it were.. Then it's Mass and Harley the latter really has no excuse and we need a Ritchie type player if Smith is to prove himself.

But to defend Cooper a bit think of anyone of us in his position. Imagine if you have to play a young Premiership loanee as per the contract and he makes mistake after mistale? Imagine if you have your captain and the rock from the previous season now showing less pass, slower to read the game and a target for the opposition. Imagine if your best centre half is injured most of the season. Imagine you have a young centre half showing promise but still has much to learn - hardly easy is it. Then you have a great loanee come in and your injured centre half can start and bang best defensive performance of the season. What Cooper has to do is learn to make some tough decisions, do not get drawn into have to play loanees and learn in the next 9 games what the back four needs to be for next year and act. I don't blame Cooper for the endless centre half errors this season and I cannot remember a season where we have gifted so many goals. Imagine again a fit Troy and a Stephenson being on hand at the start of the season and if you build solidly from the back the rest would probably slot into place.

Also everyone talks about Ranger but fair play to Cooper - he has had the patience of half a dozen saints with that guy and really gone beyond the realms of common sense to keep him playing for us. Now if he can keep him next year, defence more encouraging and a few additions to replace the ego's expensive squad players then the backbone and style is there.

I think next season those not renewing will be back - keep the fatih.
[quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mandrossian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Nomis[/bold] wrote: Oh shut the **** up Cooper, some hope for next season??. We have no hope for next season with you in charge with your boring and negative tactics....Taxi!!![/p][/quote]Nonsense. Ranger with his mind on football, and a couple of good additions and this squad is well capable of automatic[/p][/quote]Not with Cooper it isn't, I don't hold about the squad being worse than last year, on a player by player comparison most of the players we have had this year are better than last, so all this start of a project is rubbish, the only way to build with a project is invest and build slowly, we are not investing this year, we are cutting the budget even further, we are not overperforming, IMO where we were and how we started this project is where wde should be, the players look unfit, no wonder training three days a week, the tactics are wrong, the style of football is boring. I have renewed my ST's because of the 10% there was no way I was going to pay an increase to line Powers pocket while we had one of the smallest budgets in the league, the staff costs have been cut with a lot of the employees being tupeed accross to the catering firm in the 10 year plan, restructuring saw further reductions, so to cut the wage bill to 1.4million and expect an increase in ST prices, no wonder the ticket sales are down on last year. I know there are a lot of people on here who support Cooper and think he is doing a good job, but I can tell you, all of the town fans around me at the games (all regulars and ST holders) are not renewing as they don't have faith in Cooper and are frankly bored out of their skulls by our negative boring style of play. If Power wants to emulate the Swansea model and implement total football then he needs a decent manager and the team need to still play football but be a bit more direct. Look at Walsall, they are doing it on a budget with experienced players as opposed to a bunch of kids, I personaly think we have a very good team of individuals, who are being told to overplay, when we have simplified it and attacked with pace we have looked absolute class. Look at Ranger, the guy should have loads more goals than he has, but the way we play he always has his back to goal and is never running into the box, if we played on the front foot more then he would have got 20 goals this season.[/p][/quote]Walsall are one point above us, so not exactly flying! I still think the way we are learning to play is the right way. This seems to be a very English football thing for me in that we moan when our national side cannot match the Spanish or Italians for ball retention and why are we not teaching our children with small goals and tennis balls. Yet when the Town try to keep the ball it's "I am not renewing my season ticket", Cooper this, Cooper that..... Surely you would rather Swindon had the ball and not the opposition and if you have to go backwards because there are no options up front do it - that is what the good Europeans sides do! Now before everyone jumps on me of course Cooper has masses to learn and I expect him to get better with the squad or move on. We also have to improve how we go about things and I still think that is coming. If you have the bulk of the ball for 20 mins and eventually score it's worth it!!! Our main problem is that final delivery, cross, killer pass and for me Pritchard is the worst offender by a mile - a class player still learning but I not sure he has many assists as it were.. Then it's Mass and Harley the latter really has no excuse and we need a Ritchie type player if Smith is to prove himself. But to defend Cooper a bit think of anyone of us in his position. Imagine if you have to play a young Premiership loanee as per the contract and he makes mistake after mistale? Imagine if you have your captain and the rock from the previous season now showing less pass, slower to read the game and a target for the opposition. Imagine if your best centre half is injured most of the season. Imagine you have a young centre half showing promise but still has much to learn - hardly easy is it. Then you have a great loanee come in and your injured centre half can start and bang best defensive performance of the season. What Cooper has to do is learn to make some tough decisions, do not get drawn into have to play loanees and learn in the next 9 games what the back four needs to be for next year and act. I don't blame Cooper for the endless centre half errors this season and I cannot remember a season where we have gifted so many goals. Imagine again a fit Troy and a Stephenson being on hand at the start of the season and if you build solidly from the back the rest would probably slot into place. Also everyone talks about Ranger but fair play to Cooper - he has had the patience of half a dozen saints with that guy and really gone beyond the realms of common sense to keep him playing for us. Now if he can keep him next year, defence more encouraging and a few additions to replace the ego's expensive squad players then the backbone and style is there. I think next season those not renewing will be back - keep the fatih. bearwoodred
  • Score: 9

9:29am Tue 18 Mar 14

RAYSPARROW says...

I was saying when we played Wolves that Ward must have done a deal. Cut my wages but I must play every week. Good to see I was wrong. I think he is a weak link. Always passing back to the goalie even when it is our reserve. Please finish season without Ward.
I was saying when we played Wolves that Ward must have done a deal. Cut my wages but I must play every week. Good to see I was wrong. I think he is a weak link. Always passing back to the goalie even when it is our reserve. Please finish season without Ward. RAYSPARROW
  • Score: 11

9:43am Tue 18 Mar 14

Graham8181 says...

dream on cooper, we are going no where with you in charge. I love how the happy clappers stay so positive with cooper in charge. it will be same old story next season and finally cooper will get the axe - 2 seasons too late. nice having you on board Pritchard, good luck in the future wherever you end up.
dream on cooper, we are going no where with you in charge. I love how the happy clappers stay so positive with cooper in charge. it will be same old story next season and finally cooper will get the axe - 2 seasons too late. nice having you on board Pritchard, good luck in the future wherever you end up. Graham8181
  • Score: 2

9:46am Tue 18 Mar 14

Robinonfire says...

Crap Season Crap Manager.
Crap Season Crap Manager. Robinonfire
  • Score: 5

9:51am Tue 18 Mar 14

who am i says...

Is that you Lovesey wrote:
mandrossian wrote:
The Nomis wrote: Oh shut the **** up Cooper, some hope for next season??. We have no hope for next season with you in charge with your boring and negative tactics....Taxi!!!
Nonsense. Ranger with his mind on football, and a couple of good additions and this squad is well capable of automatic
Not with Cooper it isn't, I don't hold about the squad being worse than last year, on a player by player comparison most of the players we have had this year are better than last, so all this start of a project is rubbish, the only way to build with a project is invest and build slowly, we are not investing this year, we are cutting the budget even further, we are not overperforming, IMO where we were and how we started this project is where wde should be, the players look unfit, no wonder training three days a week, the tactics are wrong, the style of football is boring. I have renewed my ST's because of the 10% there was no way I was going to pay an increase to line Powers pocket while we had one of the smallest budgets in the league, the staff costs have been cut with a lot of the employees being tupeed accross to the catering firm in the 10 year plan, restructuring saw further reductions, so to cut the wage bill to 1.4million and expect an increase in ST prices, no wonder the ticket sales are down on last year. I know there are a lot of people on here who support Cooper and think he is doing a good job, but I can tell you, all of the town fans around me at the games (all regulars and ST holders) are not renewing as they don't have faith in Cooper and are frankly bored out of their skulls by our negative boring style of play. If Power wants to emulate the Swansea model and implement total football then he needs a decent manager and the team need to still play football but be a bit more direct. Look at Walsall, they are doing it on a budget with experienced players as opposed to a bunch of kids, I personaly think we have a very good team of individuals, who are being told to overplay, when we have simplified it and attacked with pace we have looked absolute class. Look at Ranger, the guy should have loads more goals than he has, but the way we play he always has his back to goal and is never running into the box, if we played on the front foot more then he would have got 20 goals this season.
Great post. Unfortunately your wasting your time. There are too many fans on here that settle for mediocrity. Me I won't settle until we have a coaching team that can coach youngsters with great potential unfortunately there lies the problem WE DONT.
[quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mandrossian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Nomis[/bold] wrote: Oh shut the **** up Cooper, some hope for next season??. We have no hope for next season with you in charge with your boring and negative tactics....Taxi!!![/p][/quote]Nonsense. Ranger with his mind on football, and a couple of good additions and this squad is well capable of automatic[/p][/quote]Not with Cooper it isn't, I don't hold about the squad being worse than last year, on a player by player comparison most of the players we have had this year are better than last, so all this start of a project is rubbish, the only way to build with a project is invest and build slowly, we are not investing this year, we are cutting the budget even further, we are not overperforming, IMO where we were and how we started this project is where wde should be, the players look unfit, no wonder training three days a week, the tactics are wrong, the style of football is boring. I have renewed my ST's because of the 10% there was no way I was going to pay an increase to line Powers pocket while we had one of the smallest budgets in the league, the staff costs have been cut with a lot of the employees being tupeed accross to the catering firm in the 10 year plan, restructuring saw further reductions, so to cut the wage bill to 1.4million and expect an increase in ST prices, no wonder the ticket sales are down on last year. I know there are a lot of people on here who support Cooper and think he is doing a good job, but I can tell you, all of the town fans around me at the games (all regulars and ST holders) are not renewing as they don't have faith in Cooper and are frankly bored out of their skulls by our negative boring style of play. If Power wants to emulate the Swansea model and implement total football then he needs a decent manager and the team need to still play football but be a bit more direct. Look at Walsall, they are doing it on a budget with experienced players as opposed to a bunch of kids, I personaly think we have a very good team of individuals, who are being told to overplay, when we have simplified it and attacked with pace we have looked absolute class. Look at Ranger, the guy should have loads more goals than he has, but the way we play he always has his back to goal and is never running into the box, if we played on the front foot more then he would have got 20 goals this season.[/p][/quote]Great post. Unfortunately your wasting your time. There are too many fans on here that settle for mediocrity. Me I won't settle until we have a coaching team that can coach youngsters with great potential unfortunately there lies the problem WE DONT. who am i
  • Score: -22

9:55am Tue 18 Mar 14

Stilloyal says...

Is that you Lovesey wrote:
mandrossian wrote:
The Nomis wrote: Oh shut the **** up Cooper, some hope for next season??. We have no hope for next season with you in charge with your boring and negative tactics....Taxi!!!
Nonsense. Ranger with his mind on football, and a couple of good additions and this squad is well capable of automatic
Not with Cooper it isn't, I don't hold about the squad being worse than last year, on a player by player comparison most of the players we have had this year are better than last, so all this start of a project is rubbish, the only way to build with a project is invest and build slowly, we are not investing this year, we are cutting the budget even further, we are not overperforming, IMO where we were and how we started this project is where wde should be, the players look unfit, no wonder training three days a week, the tactics are wrong, the style of football is boring.

I have renewed my ST's because of the 10% there was no way I was going to pay an increase to line Powers pocket while we had one of the smallest budgets in the league, the staff costs have been cut with a lot of the employees being tupeed accross to the catering firm in the 10 year plan, restructuring saw further reductions, so to cut the wage bill to 1.4million and expect an increase in ST prices, no wonder the ticket sales are down on last year.

I know there are a lot of people on here who support Cooper and think he is doing a good job, but I can tell you, all of the town fans around me at the games (all regulars and ST holders) are not renewing as they don't have faith in Cooper and are frankly bored out of their skulls by our negative boring style of play.

If Power wants to emulate the Swansea model and implement total football then he needs a decent manager and the team need to still play football but be a bit more direct.

Look at Walsall, they are doing it on a budget with experienced players as opposed to a bunch of kids, I personaly think we have a very good team of individuals, who are being told to overplay, when we have simplified it and attacked with pace we have looked absolute class.

Look at Ranger, the guy should have loads more goals than he has, but the way we play he always has his back to goal and is never running into the box, if we played on the front foot more then he would have got 20 goals this season.
Good post lovesley.I Have renewed my s/t but still have reservations about next season.
We need to get rid of Wardie and keep young Jack ,hopefully Ranger may still be with us but I have my doubts about that too


One major change has to be in the management and coaching dept but that won't happen either sadly
[quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mandrossian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Nomis[/bold] wrote: Oh shut the **** up Cooper, some hope for next season??. We have no hope for next season with you in charge with your boring and negative tactics....Taxi!!![/p][/quote]Nonsense. Ranger with his mind on football, and a couple of good additions and this squad is well capable of automatic[/p][/quote]Not with Cooper it isn't, I don't hold about the squad being worse than last year, on a player by player comparison most of the players we have had this year are better than last, so all this start of a project is rubbish, the only way to build with a project is invest and build slowly, we are not investing this year, we are cutting the budget even further, we are not overperforming, IMO where we were and how we started this project is where wde should be, the players look unfit, no wonder training three days a week, the tactics are wrong, the style of football is boring. I have renewed my ST's because of the 10% there was no way I was going to pay an increase to line Powers pocket while we had one of the smallest budgets in the league, the staff costs have been cut with a lot of the employees being tupeed accross to the catering firm in the 10 year plan, restructuring saw further reductions, so to cut the wage bill to 1.4million and expect an increase in ST prices, no wonder the ticket sales are down on last year. I know there are a lot of people on here who support Cooper and think he is doing a good job, but I can tell you, all of the town fans around me at the games (all regulars and ST holders) are not renewing as they don't have faith in Cooper and are frankly bored out of their skulls by our negative boring style of play. If Power wants to emulate the Swansea model and implement total football then he needs a decent manager and the team need to still play football but be a bit more direct. Look at Walsall, they are doing it on a budget with experienced players as opposed to a bunch of kids, I personaly think we have a very good team of individuals, who are being told to overplay, when we have simplified it and attacked with pace we have looked absolute class. Look at Ranger, the guy should have loads more goals than he has, but the way we play he always has his back to goal and is never running into the box, if we played on the front foot more then he would have got 20 goals this season.[/p][/quote]Good post lovesley.I Have renewed my s/t but still have reservations about next season. We need to get rid of Wardie and keep young Jack ,hopefully Ranger may still be with us but I have my doubts about that too One major change has to be in the management and coaching dept but that won't happen either sadly Stilloyal
  • Score: 19

10:16am Tue 18 Mar 14

Townend80 says...

sagadude wrote:
The happy clappers are deluded again I see.
Suicide squad got it spot on to with us getting relagated in all. Wait we didn't get relegated, maybe your just over reacting, knee jurking, clueless cu*#ts who got spoilt under the Paolo/Black eara. Please grow up, wake up and stop being the most depressing, self loathing fans in the football league
[quote][p][bold]sagadude[/bold] wrote: The happy clappers are deluded again I see.[/p][/quote]Suicide squad got it spot on to with us getting relagated in all. Wait we didn't get relegated, maybe your just over reacting, knee jurking, clueless cu*#ts who got spoilt under the Paolo/Black eara. Please grow up, wake up and stop being the most depressing, self loathing fans in the football league Townend80
  • Score: -7

10:18am Tue 18 Mar 14

Oi Den! says...

Some of this criticism of Cooper is plain irrational. People are now using anything he says as a reason to attack him.

I thought it was a pretty good interview. The key phrase for me was "We weren't at our fluent best because it wasn't that kind of game." This is what we need to be able to do more often next season if we're going to compete seriously in this division. A few goals would help too!
Some of this criticism of Cooper is plain irrational. People are now using anything he says as a reason to attack him. I thought it was a pretty good interview. The key phrase for me was "We weren't at our fluent best because it wasn't that kind of game." This is what we need to be able to do more often next season if we're going to compete seriously in this division. A few goals would help too! Oi Den!
  • Score: 30

10:30am Tue 18 Mar 14

swwindon61uk says...

bearwoodred wrote:
sagadude wrote:
The happy clappers are deluded again I see.
miserable bores got something to moan about again I see
No matter what no matter whom they will moan and moan and moan and moan yet not give a solution or who they want as manager or running the club.
Don't forget they watch Chelsea and Barcelona on TV and think we should be like them.
Truth is a lot of so called fans are absolutely gutted that we have done better than what they thought we would.
[quote][p][bold]bearwoodred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sagadude[/bold] wrote: The happy clappers are deluded again I see.[/p][/quote]miserable bores got something to moan about again I see[/p][/quote]No matter what no matter whom they will moan and moan and moan and moan yet not give a solution or who they want as manager or running the club. Don't forget they watch Chelsea and Barcelona on TV and think we should be like them. Truth is a lot of so called fans are absolutely gutted that we have done better than what they thought we would. swwindon61uk
  • Score: 18

10:33am Tue 18 Mar 14

swwindon61uk says...

Robinonfire wrote:
Crap Season Crap Manager.
Don't forget crap supporters like yourself of which it seems we have a few.
[quote][p][bold]Robinonfire[/bold] wrote: Crap Season Crap Manager.[/p][/quote]Don't forget crap supporters like yourself of which it seems we have a few. swwindon61uk
  • Score: 9

10:37am Tue 18 Mar 14

swwindon61uk says...

sagadude wrote:
The happy clappers are deluded again I see.
So anybody that has an opinion other than negative is a happy cllaper, what nonsense.
I would suggest most of the people you claim to be happy clappers are very rational posters and are aware of the problems we have,but also see th bigger picture.
Still much easier to sit there and whinge rather than give a modicum of support isn't it.
[quote][p][bold]sagadude[/bold] wrote: The happy clappers are deluded again I see.[/p][/quote]So anybody that has an opinion other than negative is a happy cllaper, what nonsense. I would suggest most of the people you claim to be happy clappers are very rational posters and are aware of the problems we have,but also see th bigger picture. Still much easier to sit there and whinge rather than give a modicum of support isn't it. swwindon61uk
  • Score: 10

11:00am Tue 18 Mar 14

swwindon61uk says...

Is that you Lovesey wrote:
mandrossian wrote:
The Nomis wrote: Oh shut the **** up Cooper, some hope for next season??. We have no hope for next season with you in charge with your boring and negative tactics....Taxi!!!
Nonsense. Ranger with his mind on football, and a couple of good additions and this squad is well capable of automatic
Not with Cooper it isn't, I don't hold about the squad being worse than last year, on a player by player comparison most of the players we have had this year are better than last, so all this start of a project is rubbish, the only way to build with a project is invest and build slowly, we are not investing this year, we are cutting the budget even further, we are not overperforming, IMO where we were and how we started this project is where wde should be, the players look unfit, no wonder training three days a week, the tactics are wrong, the style of football is boring.

I have renewed my ST's because of the 10% there was no way I was going to pay an increase to line Powers pocket while we had one of the smallest budgets in the league, the staff costs have been cut with a lot of the employees being tupeed accross to the catering firm in the 10 year plan, restructuring saw further reductions, so to cut the wage bill to 1.4million and expect an increase in ST prices, no wonder the ticket sales are down on last year.

I know there are a lot of people on here who support Cooper and think he is doing a good job, but I can tell you, all of the town fans around me at the games (all regulars and ST holders) are not renewing as they don't have faith in Cooper and are frankly bored out of their skulls by our negative boring style of play.

If Power wants to emulate the Swansea model and implement total football then he needs a decent manager and the team need to still play football but be a bit more direct.

Look at Walsall, they are doing it on a budget with experienced players as opposed to a bunch of kids, I personaly think we have a very good team of individuals, who are being told to overplay, when we have simplified it and attacked with pace we have looked absolute class.

Look at Ranger, the guy should have loads more goals than he has, but the way we play he always has his back to goal and is never running into the box, if we played on the front foot more then he would have got 20 goals this season.
Well Walsall's experience certainly isn't working either is is, they drawn 3 and lost 6 of their last 9.
In fact the last ten games their record is the same as ours 1-4-5 so maybe they will get relegated instead of us this year!
Agree with the rest of your post after the Walsall comment.
To me it really is easy, play like we did against Peterborough away in the paint pot.
As for season tickets, of the 11 i know,including me,10 have renewed, the other did not as he planning to have a baby!
[quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mandrossian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Nomis[/bold] wrote: Oh shut the **** up Cooper, some hope for next season??. We have no hope for next season with you in charge with your boring and negative tactics....Taxi!!![/p][/quote]Nonsense. Ranger with his mind on football, and a couple of good additions and this squad is well capable of automatic[/p][/quote]Not with Cooper it isn't, I don't hold about the squad being worse than last year, on a player by player comparison most of the players we have had this year are better than last, so all this start of a project is rubbish, the only way to build with a project is invest and build slowly, we are not investing this year, we are cutting the budget even further, we are not overperforming, IMO where we were and how we started this project is where wde should be, the players look unfit, no wonder training three days a week, the tactics are wrong, the style of football is boring. I have renewed my ST's because of the 10% there was no way I was going to pay an increase to line Powers pocket while we had one of the smallest budgets in the league, the staff costs have been cut with a lot of the employees being tupeed accross to the catering firm in the 10 year plan, restructuring saw further reductions, so to cut the wage bill to 1.4million and expect an increase in ST prices, no wonder the ticket sales are down on last year. I know there are a lot of people on here who support Cooper and think he is doing a good job, but I can tell you, all of the town fans around me at the games (all regulars and ST holders) are not renewing as they don't have faith in Cooper and are frankly bored out of their skulls by our negative boring style of play. If Power wants to emulate the Swansea model and implement total football then he needs a decent manager and the team need to still play football but be a bit more direct. Look at Walsall, they are doing it on a budget with experienced players as opposed to a bunch of kids, I personaly think we have a very good team of individuals, who are being told to overplay, when we have simplified it and attacked with pace we have looked absolute class. Look at Ranger, the guy should have loads more goals than he has, but the way we play he always has his back to goal and is never running into the box, if we played on the front foot more then he would have got 20 goals this season.[/p][/quote]Well Walsall's experience certainly isn't working either is is, they drawn 3 and lost 6 of their last 9. In fact the last ten games their record is the same as ours 1-4-5 so maybe they will get relegated instead of us this year! Agree with the rest of your post after the Walsall comment. To me it really is easy, play like we did against Peterborough away in the paint pot. As for season tickets, of the 11 i know,including me,10 have renewed, the other did not as he planning to have a baby! swwindon61uk
  • Score: 4

11:07am Tue 18 Mar 14

castle9 says...

Swwindon61uk/bearwoo
dred - May I suggest that you do what most other sensible fans have done and stay off this Forum. You are wasting your time in putting forward your constructive posts.

It is populated by around 25 people with too much time on their hands - people who in many instances rarely actually go to a game. They are not representative of the Swindon fan base.

Read the story but try and avoid the comments otherwise you will be drawn into the negativity. God help the staff if they read this stuff.
Swwindon61uk/bearwoo dred - May I suggest that you do what most other sensible fans have done and stay off this Forum. You are wasting your time in putting forward your constructive posts. It is populated by around 25 people with too much time on their hands - people who in many instances rarely actually go to a game. They are not representative of the Swindon fan base. Read the story but try and avoid the comments otherwise you will be drawn into the negativity. God help the staff if they read this stuff. castle9
  • Score: -14

11:54am Tue 18 Mar 14

Since 1950 says...

umpcah wrote:
Since 1950 wrote:
It's all very well and good giving the fan's hope for next season with a spirited end to the season. If we could see the team being rebuilt on a good foundation we might have more hope. Unfortunately we don't know what squad we'll have next season, who will have to be sold to make ends meet. No talk of renewed contracts. Nothing on Ranger. What loan players will we keep if any. When we see the shape of the squad next season then we may have hope. My fear is the only hope we'll have is hope of keeping our league 1 status.
Good footie at League One level is not too bad for the time being. In the fifties the CG was filled with fans enjoying low level footie with no serious expectation of promotion ! I was one of them ! Then Bert Head`s Babes came out of the woodwork and we tasted some better stuff ! Mistakes have been made in recent decades as we all know but I think we have to just be patient while repair work is effected. Does that thinking make me a happy clapper ?
I don't know ump. All I am saying is that we can't talk about hope for next season until we know where we are then. My view is we'll be in the same predicament training other teams youngsters with the managers brief being league 1 survival.
Yes, I started watching Town from the wooden stand on the CG extension side in 3rd div south. Those were the days - not! Remember re election to the football league? Berts Babe's were a revelation at the time. Yellow gloves and basketball boots and all.
[quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: It's all very well and good giving the fan's hope for next season with a spirited end to the season. If we could see the team being rebuilt on a good foundation we might have more hope. Unfortunately we don't know what squad we'll have next season, who will have to be sold to make ends meet. No talk of renewed contracts. Nothing on Ranger. What loan players will we keep if any. When we see the shape of the squad next season then we may have hope. My fear is the only hope we'll have is hope of keeping our league 1 status.[/p][/quote]Good footie at League One level is not too bad for the time being. In the fifties the CG was filled with fans enjoying low level footie with no serious expectation of promotion ! I was one of them ! Then Bert Head`s Babes came out of the woodwork and we tasted some better stuff ! Mistakes have been made in recent decades as we all know but I think we have to just be patient while repair work is effected. Does that thinking make me a happy clapper ?[/p][/quote]I don't know ump. All I am saying is that we can't talk about hope for next season until we know where we are then. My view is we'll be in the same predicament training other teams youngsters with the managers brief being league 1 survival. Yes, I started watching Town from the wooden stand on the CG extension side in 3rd div south. Those were the days - not! Remember re election to the football league? Berts Babe's were a revelation at the time. Yellow gloves and basketball boots and all. Since 1950
  • Score: 4

12:24pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Kevinkog says...

who am i wrote:
Is that you Lovesey wrote:
mandrossian wrote:
The Nomis wrote: Oh shut the **** up Cooper, some hope for next season??. We have no hope for next season with you in charge with your boring and negative tactics....Taxi!!!
Nonsense. Ranger with his mind on football, and a couple of good additions and this squad is well capable of automatic
Not with Cooper it isn't, I don't hold about the squad being worse than last year, on a player by player comparison most of the players we have had this year are better than last, so all this start of a project is rubbish, the only way to build with a project is invest and build slowly, we are not investing this year, we are cutting the budget even further, we are not overperforming, IMO where we were and how we started this project is where wde should be, the players look unfit, no wonder training three days a week, the tactics are wrong, the style of football is boring. I have renewed my ST's because of the 10% there was no way I was going to pay an increase to line Powers pocket while we had one of the smallest budgets in the league, the staff costs have been cut with a lot of the employees being tupeed accross to the catering firm in the 10 year plan, restructuring saw further reductions, so to cut the wage bill to 1.4million and expect an increase in ST prices, no wonder the ticket sales are down on last year. I know there are a lot of people on here who support Cooper and think he is doing a good job, but I can tell you, all of the town fans around me at the games (all regulars and ST holders) are not renewing as they don't have faith in Cooper and are frankly bored out of their skulls by our negative boring style of play. If Power wants to emulate the Swansea model and implement total football then he needs a decent manager and the team need to still play football but be a bit more direct. Look at Walsall, they are doing it on a budget with experienced players as opposed to a bunch of kids, I personaly think we have a very good team of individuals, who are being told to overplay, when we have simplified it and attacked with pace we have looked absolute class. Look at Ranger, the guy should have loads more goals than he has, but the way we play he always has his back to goal and is never running into the box, if we played on the front foot more then he would have got 20 goals this season.
Great post. Unfortunately your wasting your time. There are too many fans on here that settle for mediocrity. Me I won't settle until we have a coaching team that can coach youngsters with great potential unfortunately there lies the problem WE DONT.
If we did we wouldn't be able to keep him anyway cause one of the Bigger clubs would poach him. It about time we all realised that Swindon is a small club on a small budget, & its no good investing what you haven't got.
[quote][p][bold]who am i[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mandrossian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Nomis[/bold] wrote: Oh shut the **** up Cooper, some hope for next season??. We have no hope for next season with you in charge with your boring and negative tactics....Taxi!!![/p][/quote]Nonsense. Ranger with his mind on football, and a couple of good additions and this squad is well capable of automatic[/p][/quote]Not with Cooper it isn't, I don't hold about the squad being worse than last year, on a player by player comparison most of the players we have had this year are better than last, so all this start of a project is rubbish, the only way to build with a project is invest and build slowly, we are not investing this year, we are cutting the budget even further, we are not overperforming, IMO where we were and how we started this project is where wde should be, the players look unfit, no wonder training three days a week, the tactics are wrong, the style of football is boring. I have renewed my ST's because of the 10% there was no way I was going to pay an increase to line Powers pocket while we had one of the smallest budgets in the league, the staff costs have been cut with a lot of the employees being tupeed accross to the catering firm in the 10 year plan, restructuring saw further reductions, so to cut the wage bill to 1.4million and expect an increase in ST prices, no wonder the ticket sales are down on last year. I know there are a lot of people on here who support Cooper and think he is doing a good job, but I can tell you, all of the town fans around me at the games (all regulars and ST holders) are not renewing as they don't have faith in Cooper and are frankly bored out of their skulls by our negative boring style of play. If Power wants to emulate the Swansea model and implement total football then he needs a decent manager and the team need to still play football but be a bit more direct. Look at Walsall, they are doing it on a budget with experienced players as opposed to a bunch of kids, I personaly think we have a very good team of individuals, who are being told to overplay, when we have simplified it and attacked with pace we have looked absolute class. Look at Ranger, the guy should have loads more goals than he has, but the way we play he always has his back to goal and is never running into the box, if we played on the front foot more then he would have got 20 goals this season.[/p][/quote]Great post. Unfortunately your wasting your time. There are too many fans on here that settle for mediocrity. Me I won't settle until we have a coaching team that can coach youngsters with great potential unfortunately there lies the problem WE DONT.[/p][/quote]If we did we wouldn't be able to keep him anyway cause one of the Bigger clubs would poach him. It about time we all realised that Swindon is a small club on a small budget, & its no good investing what you haven't got. Kevinkog
  • Score: 4

12:39pm Tue 18 Mar 14

badger58 says...

To me the biggest shame of this season is that TAH hasn't been fit all season he has been a beast since his comeback athough I don't expect him to be here next season due to his wages and ongoing injury problems .
As said by a previous poster when played at pace our football is excellent slow it down it becomes boring hence the lack of atmosphere at the CG.
Personnaly I feel MC has done an ok job as a rookie manager but is he the man to take us forward ? I don't think so but its down to LP after all its his money not mine .
The season has panned out better than I expected back in August but until the people of Swindon get off their bums and go to the CG we will always be a small town club . Look forward to see what kind of squad we have next season but know I will be at the CG next season no matter what this Town without a club don't bare thinking about
To me the biggest shame of this season is that TAH hasn't been fit all season he has been a beast since his comeback athough I don't expect him to be here next season due to his wages and ongoing injury problems . As said by a previous poster when played at pace our football is excellent slow it down it becomes boring hence the lack of atmosphere at the CG. Personnaly I feel MC has done an ok job as a rookie manager but is he the man to take us forward ? I don't think so but its down to LP after all its his money not mine . The season has panned out better than I expected back in August but until the people of Swindon get off their bums and go to the CG we will always be a small town club . Look forward to see what kind of squad we have next season but know I will be at the CG next season no matter what this Town without a club don't bare thinking about badger58
  • Score: 15

1:01pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Mchalethegreat says...

who am i wrote:
Is that you Lovesey wrote:
mandrossian wrote:
The Nomis wrote: Oh shut the **** up Cooper, some hope for next season??. We have no hope for next season with you in charge with your boring and negative tactics....Taxi!!!
Nonsense. Ranger with his mind on football, and a couple of good additions and this squad is well capable of automatic
Not with Cooper it isn't, I don't hold about the squad being worse than last year, on a player by player comparison most of the players we have had this year are better than last, so all this start of a project is rubbish, the only way to build with a project is invest and build slowly, we are not investing this year, we are cutting the budget even further, we are not overperforming, IMO where we were and how we started this project is where wde should be, the players look unfit, no wonder training three days a week, the tactics are wrong, the style of football is boring. I have renewed my ST's because of the 10% there was no way I was going to pay an increase to line Powers pocket while we had one of the smallest budgets in the league, the staff costs have been cut with a lot of the employees being tupeed accross to the catering firm in the 10 year plan, restructuring saw further reductions, so to cut the wage bill to 1.4million and expect an increase in ST prices, no wonder the ticket sales are down on last year. I know there are a lot of people on here who support Cooper and think he is doing a good job, but I can tell you, all of the town fans around me at the games (all regulars and ST holders) are not renewing as they don't have faith in Cooper and are frankly bored out of their skulls by our negative boring style of play. If Power wants to emulate the Swansea model and implement total football then he needs a decent manager and the team need to still play football but be a bit more direct. Look at Walsall, they are doing it on a budget with experienced players as opposed to a bunch of kids, I personaly think we have a very good team of individuals, who are being told to overplay, when we have simplified it and attacked with pace we have looked absolute class. Look at Ranger, the guy should have loads more goals than he has, but the way we play he always has his back to goal and is never running into the box, if we played on the front foot more then he would have got 20 goals this season.
Great post. Unfortunately your wasting your time. There are too many fans on here that settle for mediocrity. Me I won't settle until we have a coaching team that can coach youngsters with great potential unfortunately there lies the problem WE DONT.
Hmmm, would that be the Walsall with one point more than us! I have been disappointed by the latter part of this season and in particular by some of the tactics employed by Mr Cooper and the insistence on certain players continuing to stay in the team...captain or not Darrens legs have clearly gone and the continued refusal to drop him has cost many goals. To me Luongo has also been treading water for weeks and needed to be rested. Up top nobody can cross a ball which is something the strikers need to be able to score goals. Pritchard for all his skill is not actually very capable at crossing a ball. Personally Id really like to see Ranger and Williams as a front two next season. I'd have settled for 9th/10th at start of season so guess some perspective is needed here. There are people on here claiming we should have made the play offs but if we had does anyone think we'd actually have got through them. With the experienced players injured and out of form our young side would never have made it through them in any case in my view.
[quote][p][bold]who am i[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mandrossian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Nomis[/bold] wrote: Oh shut the **** up Cooper, some hope for next season??. We have no hope for next season with you in charge with your boring and negative tactics....Taxi!!![/p][/quote]Nonsense. Ranger with his mind on football, and a couple of good additions and this squad is well capable of automatic[/p][/quote]Not with Cooper it isn't, I don't hold about the squad being worse than last year, on a player by player comparison most of the players we have had this year are better than last, so all this start of a project is rubbish, the only way to build with a project is invest and build slowly, we are not investing this year, we are cutting the budget even further, we are not overperforming, IMO where we were and how we started this project is where wde should be, the players look unfit, no wonder training three days a week, the tactics are wrong, the style of football is boring. I have renewed my ST's because of the 10% there was no way I was going to pay an increase to line Powers pocket while we had one of the smallest budgets in the league, the staff costs have been cut with a lot of the employees being tupeed accross to the catering firm in the 10 year plan, restructuring saw further reductions, so to cut the wage bill to 1.4million and expect an increase in ST prices, no wonder the ticket sales are down on last year. I know there are a lot of people on here who support Cooper and think he is doing a good job, but I can tell you, all of the town fans around me at the games (all regulars and ST holders) are not renewing as they don't have faith in Cooper and are frankly bored out of their skulls by our negative boring style of play. If Power wants to emulate the Swansea model and implement total football then he needs a decent manager and the team need to still play football but be a bit more direct. Look at Walsall, they are doing it on a budget with experienced players as opposed to a bunch of kids, I personaly think we have a very good team of individuals, who are being told to overplay, when we have simplified it and attacked with pace we have looked absolute class. Look at Ranger, the guy should have loads more goals than he has, but the way we play he always has his back to goal and is never running into the box, if we played on the front foot more then he would have got 20 goals this season.[/p][/quote]Great post. Unfortunately your wasting your time. There are too many fans on here that settle for mediocrity. Me I won't settle until we have a coaching team that can coach youngsters with great potential unfortunately there lies the problem WE DONT.[/p][/quote]Hmmm, would that be the Walsall with one point more than us! I have been disappointed by the latter part of this season and in particular by some of the tactics employed by Mr Cooper and the insistence on certain players continuing to stay in the team...captain or not Darrens legs have clearly gone and the continued refusal to drop him has cost many goals. To me Luongo has also been treading water for weeks and needed to be rested. Up top nobody can cross a ball which is something the strikers need to be able to score goals. Pritchard for all his skill is not actually very capable at crossing a ball. Personally Id really like to see Ranger and Williams as a front two next season. I'd have settled for 9th/10th at start of season so guess some perspective is needed here. There are people on here claiming we should have made the play offs but if we had does anyone think we'd actually have got through them. With the experienced players injured and out of form our young side would never have made it through them in any case in my view. Mchalethegreat
  • Score: 5

2:03pm Tue 18 Mar 14

lifelong red says...

We're having a better season than most people thought - mark cooper is doing a O.K. job - Lee Power has a clear and sensible vision for this football - WOW hang on I've just remembered - I'm wasting my time posting this - I 'll only be classed as a happy clapper , even though it's the truth, but I'll post it anyway.
We're having a better season than most people thought - mark cooper is doing a O.K. job - Lee Power has a clear and sensible vision for this football - WOW hang on I've just remembered - I'm wasting my time posting this - I 'll only be classed as a happy clapper , even though it's the truth, but I'll post it anyway. lifelong red
  • Score: 14

5:03pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Chish and Fips says...

who am i wrote:
Is that you Lovesey wrote:
mandrossian wrote:
The Nomis wrote: Oh shut the **** up Cooper, some hope for next season??. We have no hope for next season with you in charge with your boring and negative tactics....Taxi!!!
Nonsense. Ranger with his mind on football, and a couple of good additions and this squad is well capable of automatic
Not with Cooper it isn't, I don't hold about the squad being worse than last year, on a player by player comparison most of the players we have had this year are better than last, so all this start of a project is rubbish, the only way to build with a project is invest and build slowly, we are not investing this year, we are cutting the budget even further, we are not overperforming, IMO where we were and how we started this project is where wde should be, the players look unfit, no wonder training three days a week, the tactics are wrong, the style of football is boring. I have renewed my ST's because of the 10% there was no way I was going to pay an increase to line Powers pocket while we had one of the smallest budgets in the league, the staff costs have been cut with a lot of the employees being tupeed accross to the catering firm in the 10 year plan, restructuring saw further reductions, so to cut the wage bill to 1.4million and expect an increase in ST prices, no wonder the ticket sales are down on last year. I know there are a lot of people on here who support Cooper and think he is doing a good job, but I can tell you, all of the town fans around me at the games (all regulars and ST holders) are not renewing as they don't have faith in Cooper and are frankly bored out of their skulls by our negative boring style of play. If Power wants to emulate the Swansea model and implement total football then he needs a decent manager and the team need to still play football but be a bit more direct. Look at Walsall, they are doing it on a budget with experienced players as opposed to a bunch of kids, I personaly think we have a very good team of individuals, who are being told to overplay, when we have simplified it and attacked with pace we have looked absolute class. Look at Ranger, the guy should have loads more goals than he has, but the way we play he always has his back to goal and is never running into the box, if we played on the front foot more then he would have got 20 goals this season.
Great post. Unfortunately your wasting your time. There are too many fans on here that settle for mediocrity. Me I won't settle until we have a coaching team that can coach youngsters with great potential unfortunately there lies the problem WE DONT.
What is even sadder is they seem to like to frig the plus's and minus's in their favour - very sad and surely they have better things to do ... rethink .. no I doubt they, have judging by the standard of their moronic one line posts.
[quote][p][bold]who am i[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mandrossian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Nomis[/bold] wrote: Oh shut the **** up Cooper, some hope for next season??. We have no hope for next season with you in charge with your boring and negative tactics....Taxi!!![/p][/quote]Nonsense. Ranger with his mind on football, and a couple of good additions and this squad is well capable of automatic[/p][/quote]Not with Cooper it isn't, I don't hold about the squad being worse than last year, on a player by player comparison most of the players we have had this year are better than last, so all this start of a project is rubbish, the only way to build with a project is invest and build slowly, we are not investing this year, we are cutting the budget even further, we are not overperforming, IMO where we were and how we started this project is where wde should be, the players look unfit, no wonder training three days a week, the tactics are wrong, the style of football is boring. I have renewed my ST's because of the 10% there was no way I was going to pay an increase to line Powers pocket while we had one of the smallest budgets in the league, the staff costs have been cut with a lot of the employees being tupeed accross to the catering firm in the 10 year plan, restructuring saw further reductions, so to cut the wage bill to 1.4million and expect an increase in ST prices, no wonder the ticket sales are down on last year. I know there are a lot of people on here who support Cooper and think he is doing a good job, but I can tell you, all of the town fans around me at the games (all regulars and ST holders) are not renewing as they don't have faith in Cooper and are frankly bored out of their skulls by our negative boring style of play. If Power wants to emulate the Swansea model and implement total football then he needs a decent manager and the team need to still play football but be a bit more direct. Look at Walsall, they are doing it on a budget with experienced players as opposed to a bunch of kids, I personaly think we have a very good team of individuals, who are being told to overplay, when we have simplified it and attacked with pace we have looked absolute class. Look at Ranger, the guy should have loads more goals than he has, but the way we play he always has his back to goal and is never running into the box, if we played on the front foot more then he would have got 20 goals this season.[/p][/quote]Great post. Unfortunately your wasting your time. There are too many fans on here that settle for mediocrity. Me I won't settle until we have a coaching team that can coach youngsters with great potential unfortunately there lies the problem WE DONT.[/p][/quote]What is even sadder is they seem to like to frig the plus's and minus's in their favour - very sad and surely they have better things to do ... rethink .. no I doubt they, have judging by the standard of their moronic one line posts. Chish and Fips
  • Score: -37

5:51pm Tue 18 Mar 14

dazzastfc says...

Stilloyal wrote:
Is that you Lovesey wrote:
mandrossian wrote:
The Nomis wrote: Oh shut the **** up Cooper, some hope for next season??. We have no hope for next season with you in charge with your boring and negative tactics....Taxi!!!
Nonsense. Ranger with his mind on football, and a couple of good additions and this squad is well capable of automatic
Not with Cooper it isn't, I don't hold about the squad being worse than last year, on a player by player comparison most of the players we have had this year are better than last, so all this start of a project is rubbish, the only way to build with a project is invest and build slowly, we are not investing this year, we are cutting the budget even further, we are not overperforming, IMO where we were and how we started this project is where wde should be, the players look unfit, no wonder training three days a week, the tactics are wrong, the style of football is boring.

I have renewed my ST's because of the 10% there was no way I was going to pay an increase to line Powers pocket while we had one of the smallest budgets in the league, the staff costs have been cut with a lot of the employees being tupeed accross to the catering firm in the 10 year plan, restructuring saw further reductions, so to cut the wage bill to 1.4million and expect an increase in ST prices, no wonder the ticket sales are down on last year.

I know there are a lot of people on here who support Cooper and think he is doing a good job, but I can tell you, all of the town fans around me at the games (all regulars and ST holders) are not renewing as they don't have faith in Cooper and are frankly bored out of their skulls by our negative boring style of play.

If Power wants to emulate the Swansea model and implement total football then he needs a decent manager and the team need to still play football but be a bit more direct.

Look at Walsall, they are doing it on a budget with experienced players as opposed to a bunch of kids, I personaly think we have a very good team of individuals, who are being told to overplay, when we have simplified it and attacked with pace we have looked absolute class.

Look at Ranger, the guy should have loads more goals than he has, but the way we play he always has his back to goal and is never running into the box, if we played on the front foot more then he would have got 20 goals this season.
Good post lovesley.I Have renewed my s/t but still have reservations about next season.
We need to get rid of Wardie and keep young Jack ,hopefully Ranger may still be with us but I have my doubts about that too


One major change has to be in the management and coaching dept but that won't happen either sadly
Hello mate hows things hope your well and all that...
.
SWINDON Town manager Mark Cooper wants his players to use the final nine games of their League One season to “give the supporters some hope for next year”...
..What does he mean by that ?????????...
And what happens if we end the season like are last 9 games..
7 POINTS FROM 27....
LOST 4 drawn 4 WIN 1...
[quote][p][bold]Stilloyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mandrossian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Nomis[/bold] wrote: Oh shut the **** up Cooper, some hope for next season??. We have no hope for next season with you in charge with your boring and negative tactics....Taxi!!![/p][/quote]Nonsense. Ranger with his mind on football, and a couple of good additions and this squad is well capable of automatic[/p][/quote]Not with Cooper it isn't, I don't hold about the squad being worse than last year, on a player by player comparison most of the players we have had this year are better than last, so all this start of a project is rubbish, the only way to build with a project is invest and build slowly, we are not investing this year, we are cutting the budget even further, we are not overperforming, IMO where we were and how we started this project is where wde should be, the players look unfit, no wonder training three days a week, the tactics are wrong, the style of football is boring. I have renewed my ST's because of the 10% there was no way I was going to pay an increase to line Powers pocket while we had one of the smallest budgets in the league, the staff costs have been cut with a lot of the employees being tupeed accross to the catering firm in the 10 year plan, restructuring saw further reductions, so to cut the wage bill to 1.4million and expect an increase in ST prices, no wonder the ticket sales are down on last year. I know there are a lot of people on here who support Cooper and think he is doing a good job, but I can tell you, all of the town fans around me at the games (all regulars and ST holders) are not renewing as they don't have faith in Cooper and are frankly bored out of their skulls by our negative boring style of play. If Power wants to emulate the Swansea model and implement total football then he needs a decent manager and the team need to still play football but be a bit more direct. Look at Walsall, they are doing it on a budget with experienced players as opposed to a bunch of kids, I personaly think we have a very good team of individuals, who are being told to overplay, when we have simplified it and attacked with pace we have looked absolute class. Look at Ranger, the guy should have loads more goals than he has, but the way we play he always has his back to goal and is never running into the box, if we played on the front foot more then he would have got 20 goals this season.[/p][/quote]Good post lovesley.I Have renewed my s/t but still have reservations about next season. We need to get rid of Wardie and keep young Jack ,hopefully Ranger may still be with us but I have my doubts about that too One major change has to be in the management and coaching dept but that won't happen either sadly[/p][/quote]Hello mate hows things hope your well and all that... . SWINDON Town manager Mark Cooper wants his players to use the final nine games of their League One season to “give the supporters some hope for next year”... ..What does he mean by that ?????????... And what happens if we end the season like are last 9 games.. 7 POINTS FROM 27.... LOST 4 drawn 4 WIN 1... dazzastfc
  • Score: 6

6:26pm Tue 18 Mar 14

dazzastfc says...

Chish and Fips wrote:
who am i wrote:
Is that you Lovesey wrote:
mandrossian wrote:
The Nomis wrote: Oh shut the **** up Cooper, some hope for next season??. We have no hope for next season with you in charge with your boring and negative tactics....Taxi!!!
Nonsense. Ranger with his mind on football, and a couple of good additions and this squad is well capable of automatic
Not with Cooper it isn't, I don't hold about the squad being worse than last year, on a player by player comparison most of the players we have had this year are better than last, so all this start of a project is rubbish, the only way to build with a project is invest and build slowly, we are not investing this year, we are cutting the budget even further, we are not overperforming, IMO where we were and how we started this project is where wde should be, the players look unfit, no wonder training three days a week, the tactics are wrong, the style of football is boring. I have renewed my ST's because of the 10% there was no way I was going to pay an increase to line Powers pocket while we had one of the smallest budgets in the league, the staff costs have been cut with a lot of the employees being tupeed accross to the catering firm in the 10 year plan, restructuring saw further reductions, so to cut the wage bill to 1.4million and expect an increase in ST prices, no wonder the ticket sales are down on last year. I know there are a lot of people on here who support Cooper and think he is doing a good job, but I can tell you, all of the town fans around me at the games (all regulars and ST holders) are not renewing as they don't have faith in Cooper and are frankly bored out of their skulls by our negative boring style of play. If Power wants to emulate the Swansea model and implement total football then he needs a decent manager and the team need to still play football but be a bit more direct. Look at Walsall, they are doing it on a budget with experienced players as opposed to a bunch of kids, I personaly think we have a very good team of individuals, who are being told to overplay, when we have simplified it and attacked with pace we have looked absolute class. Look at Ranger, the guy should have loads more goals than he has, but the way we play he always has his back to goal and is never running into the box, if we played on the front foot more then he would have got 20 goals this season.
Great post. Unfortunately your wasting your time. There are too many fans on here that settle for mediocrity. Me I won't settle until we have a coaching team that can coach youngsters with great potential unfortunately there lies the problem WE DONT.
What is even sadder is they seem to like to frig the plus's and minus's in their favour - very sad and surely they have better things to do ... rethink .. no I doubt they, have judging by the standard of their moronic one line posts.
AND WERE BACK IN THE ROOM
[quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]who am i[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mandrossian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Nomis[/bold] wrote: Oh shut the **** up Cooper, some hope for next season??. We have no hope for next season with you in charge with your boring and negative tactics....Taxi!!![/p][/quote]Nonsense. Ranger with his mind on football, and a couple of good additions and this squad is well capable of automatic[/p][/quote]Not with Cooper it isn't, I don't hold about the squad being worse than last year, on a player by player comparison most of the players we have had this year are better than last, so all this start of a project is rubbish, the only way to build with a project is invest and build slowly, we are not investing this year, we are cutting the budget even further, we are not overperforming, IMO where we were and how we started this project is where wde should be, the players look unfit, no wonder training three days a week, the tactics are wrong, the style of football is boring. I have renewed my ST's because of the 10% there was no way I was going to pay an increase to line Powers pocket while we had one of the smallest budgets in the league, the staff costs have been cut with a lot of the employees being tupeed accross to the catering firm in the 10 year plan, restructuring saw further reductions, so to cut the wage bill to 1.4million and expect an increase in ST prices, no wonder the ticket sales are down on last year. I know there are a lot of people on here who support Cooper and think he is doing a good job, but I can tell you, all of the town fans around me at the games (all regulars and ST holders) are not renewing as they don't have faith in Cooper and are frankly bored out of their skulls by our negative boring style of play. If Power wants to emulate the Swansea model and implement total football then he needs a decent manager and the team need to still play football but be a bit more direct. Look at Walsall, they are doing it on a budget with experienced players as opposed to a bunch of kids, I personaly think we have a very good team of individuals, who are being told to overplay, when we have simplified it and attacked with pace we have looked absolute class. Look at Ranger, the guy should have loads more goals than he has, but the way we play he always has his back to goal and is never running into the box, if we played on the front foot more then he would have got 20 goals this season.[/p][/quote]Great post. Unfortunately your wasting your time. There are too many fans on here that settle for mediocrity. Me I won't settle until we have a coaching team that can coach youngsters with great potential unfortunately there lies the problem WE DONT.[/p][/quote]What is even sadder is they seem to like to frig the plus's and minus's in their favour - very sad and surely they have better things to do ... rethink .. no I doubt they, have judging by the standard of their moronic one line posts.[/p][/quote]AND WERE BACK IN THE ROOM dazzastfc
  • Score: 0

7:24pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Cleuso says...

badger58 wrote:
To me the biggest shame of this season is that TAH hasn't been fit all season he has been a beast since his comeback athough I don't expect him to be here next season due to his wages and ongoing injury problems .
As said by a previous poster when played at pace our football is excellent slow it down it becomes boring hence the lack of atmosphere at the CG.
Personnaly I feel MC has done an ok job as a rookie manager but is he the man to take us forward ? I don't think so but its down to LP after all its his money not mine .
The season has panned out better than I expected back in August but until the people of Swindon get off their bums and go to the CG we will always be a small town club . Look forward to see what kind of squad we have next season but know I will be at the CG next season no matter what this Town without a club don't bare thinking about
True about fans on seats... all those that make a noise about not renewing season tickets because the team hasn't won the league or likely to be promoted or the quality of play etc .etc. etc. are like turkeys voting to have Christmas.

Of course it is their choice, but if they think the football will improve next season without income then they are sadly deluded.

These days under the financial fair play regulations,clubs have to submit budgets based on anticipated income ti influence summer signings and beyond....season ticket purchases and the income from them give the club that assurance that the budgets will not be challenged and accepted by the authorities.

Without that the club will need to be cautious and don't expect the first division equivalent of Messi being brought in under contract as the risk would be too great particularly as we recently fell foul of those regulations during the ending of the era of DiCanio , with transfer embargo after transfer embargo being put into place...we really don't want to return to those times.
[quote][p][bold]badger58[/bold] wrote: To me the biggest shame of this season is that TAH hasn't been fit all season he has been a beast since his comeback athough I don't expect him to be here next season due to his wages and ongoing injury problems . As said by a previous poster when played at pace our football is excellent slow it down it becomes boring hence the lack of atmosphere at the CG. Personnaly I feel MC has done an ok job as a rookie manager but is he the man to take us forward ? I don't think so but its down to LP after all its his money not mine . The season has panned out better than I expected back in August but until the people of Swindon get off their bums and go to the CG we will always be a small town club . Look forward to see what kind of squad we have next season but know I will be at the CG next season no matter what this Town without a club don't bare thinking about[/p][/quote]True about fans on seats... all those that make a noise about not renewing season tickets because the team hasn't won the league or likely to be promoted or the quality of play etc .etc. etc. are like turkeys voting to have Christmas. Of course it is their choice, but if they think the football will improve next season without income then they are sadly deluded. These days under the financial fair play regulations,clubs have to submit budgets based on anticipated income ti influence summer signings and beyond....season ticket purchases and the income from them give the club that assurance that the budgets will not be challenged and accepted by the authorities. Without that the club will need to be cautious and don't expect the first division equivalent of Messi being brought in under contract as the risk would be too great particularly as we recently fell foul of those regulations during the ending of the era of DiCanio , with transfer embargo after transfer embargo being put into place...we really don't want to return to those times. Cleuso
  • Score: 2

8:04pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Chish and Fips says...

dazzastfc wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
who am i wrote:
Is that you Lovesey wrote:
mandrossian wrote:
The Nomis wrote: Oh shut the **** up Cooper, some hope for next season??. We have no hope for next season with you in charge with your boring and negative tactics....Taxi!!!
Nonsense. Ranger with his mind on football, and a couple of good additions and this squad is well capable of automatic
Not with Cooper it isn't, I don't hold about the squad being worse than last year, on a player by player comparison most of the players we have had this year are better than last, so all this start of a project is rubbish, the only way to build with a project is invest and build slowly, we are not investing this year, we are cutting the budget even further, we are not overperforming, IMO where we were and how we started this project is where wde should be, the players look unfit, no wonder training three days a week, the tactics are wrong, the style of football is boring. I have renewed my ST's because of the 10% there was no way I was going to pay an increase to line Powers pocket while we had one of the smallest budgets in the league, the staff costs have been cut with a lot of the employees being tupeed accross to the catering firm in the 10 year plan, restructuring saw further reductions, so to cut the wage bill to 1.4million and expect an increase in ST prices, no wonder the ticket sales are down on last year. I know there are a lot of people on here who support Cooper and think he is doing a good job, but I can tell you, all of the town fans around me at the games (all regulars and ST holders) are not renewing as they don't have faith in Cooper and are frankly bored out of their skulls by our negative boring style of play. If Power wants to emulate the Swansea model and implement total football then he needs a decent manager and the team need to still play football but be a bit more direct. Look at Walsall, they are doing it on a budget with experienced players as opposed to a bunch of kids, I personaly think we have a very good team of individuals, who are being told to overplay, when we have simplified it and attacked with pace we have looked absolute class. Look at Ranger, the guy should have loads more goals than he has, but the way we play he always has his back to goal and is never running into the box, if we played on the front foot more then he would have got 20 goals this season.
Great post. Unfortunately your wasting your time. There are too many fans on here that settle for mediocrity. Me I won't settle until we have a coaching team that can coach youngsters with great potential unfortunately there lies the problem WE DONT.
What is even sadder is they seem to like to frig the plus's and minus's in their favour - very sad and surely they have better things to do ... rethink .. no I doubt they, have judging by the standard of their moronic one line posts.
AND WERE BACK IN THE ROOM
Good for you ..... any chance of you making sense this time :)
[quote][p][bold]dazzastfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]who am i[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mandrossian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Nomis[/bold] wrote: Oh shut the **** up Cooper, some hope for next season??. We have no hope for next season with you in charge with your boring and negative tactics....Taxi!!![/p][/quote]Nonsense. Ranger with his mind on football, and a couple of good additions and this squad is well capable of automatic[/p][/quote]Not with Cooper it isn't, I don't hold about the squad being worse than last year, on a player by player comparison most of the players we have had this year are better than last, so all this start of a project is rubbish, the only way to build with a project is invest and build slowly, we are not investing this year, we are cutting the budget even further, we are not overperforming, IMO where we were and how we started this project is where wde should be, the players look unfit, no wonder training three days a week, the tactics are wrong, the style of football is boring. I have renewed my ST's because of the 10% there was no way I was going to pay an increase to line Powers pocket while we had one of the smallest budgets in the league, the staff costs have been cut with a lot of the employees being tupeed accross to the catering firm in the 10 year plan, restructuring saw further reductions, so to cut the wage bill to 1.4million and expect an increase in ST prices, no wonder the ticket sales are down on last year. I know there are a lot of people on here who support Cooper and think he is doing a good job, but I can tell you, all of the town fans around me at the games (all regulars and ST holders) are not renewing as they don't have faith in Cooper and are frankly bored out of their skulls by our negative boring style of play. If Power wants to emulate the Swansea model and implement total football then he needs a decent manager and the team need to still play football but be a bit more direct. Look at Walsall, they are doing it on a budget with experienced players as opposed to a bunch of kids, I personaly think we have a very good team of individuals, who are being told to overplay, when we have simplified it and attacked with pace we have looked absolute class. Look at Ranger, the guy should have loads more goals than he has, but the way we play he always has his back to goal and is never running into the box, if we played on the front foot more then he would have got 20 goals this season.[/p][/quote]Great post. Unfortunately your wasting your time. There are too many fans on here that settle for mediocrity. Me I won't settle until we have a coaching team that can coach youngsters with great potential unfortunately there lies the problem WE DONT.[/p][/quote]What is even sadder is they seem to like to frig the plus's and minus's in their favour - very sad and surely they have better things to do ... rethink .. no I doubt they, have judging by the standard of their moronic one line posts.[/p][/quote]AND WERE BACK IN THE ROOM[/p][/quote]Good for you ..... any chance of you making sense this time :) Chish and Fips
  • Score: 0

8:23pm Tue 18 Mar 14

AdderB says...

Can I add my views as certain things that Mark Cooper have tried or not dealt with are annoying for me
1) lack of team discipline, Pritchard is our best attacking player but he got sent off at City. Result is a 3 game ban so thats very costly. Cant Mark Cooper get control of the players so we dont get constant suspensions.

2) many players dont seem very fit . Under PDC , they ran there socks off and kept going for a full 90 mins plus. Again Mark Cooper should ensure the team is really fit

3) The tinkering with formations in away games was so negative at the start of the season . Play 442 and dont try playing Strikers like N Guessen as a winger because it does not work !

4) Recently Lougo and Kazim have played poorly but usually get reselected for the next game . Out of form players dont deserve to keep their place.

5) If we can keep Fods , Pritchard and Ranger , I will be very optimistic. Sadly I think they will be gone

I am a season ticket holder , but recent home games have depressed me to the point that I dont want to renew it . I am waiting to see how the next 9 games go before I decide.
Can I add my views as certain things that Mark Cooper have tried or not dealt with are annoying for me 1) lack of team discipline, Pritchard is our best attacking player but he got sent off at City. Result is a 3 game ban so thats very costly. Cant Mark Cooper get control of the players so we dont get constant suspensions. 2) many players dont seem very fit . Under PDC , they ran there socks off and kept going for a full 90 mins plus. Again Mark Cooper should ensure the team is really fit 3) The tinkering with formations in away games was so negative at the start of the season . Play 442 and dont try playing Strikers like N Guessen as a winger because it does not work ! 4) Recently Lougo and Kazim have played poorly but usually get reselected for the next game . Out of form players dont deserve to keep their place. 5) If we can keep Fods , Pritchard and Ranger , I will be very optimistic. Sadly I think they will be gone I am a season ticket holder , but recent home games have depressed me to the point that I dont want to renew it . I am waiting to see how the next 9 games go before I decide. AdderB
  • Score: 2

8:45pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Cookie43 says...

Robinonfire wrote:
Crap Season Crap Manager.
Crap Supporter all season you really are a total Pri.ck
[quote][p][bold]Robinonfire[/bold] wrote: Crap Season Crap Manager.[/p][/quote]Crap Supporter all season you really are a total Pri.ck Cookie43
  • Score: 0

9:08pm Tue 18 Mar 14

alchafreds says...

lifelong red wrote:
We're having a better season than most people thought - mark cooper is doing a O.K. job - Lee Power has a clear and sensible vision for this football - WOW hang on I've just remembered - I'm wasting my time posting this - I 'll only be classed as a happy clapper , even though it's the truth, but I'll post it anyway.
fill ya boots
[quote][p][bold]lifelong red[/bold] wrote: We're having a better season than most people thought - mark cooper is doing a O.K. job - Lee Power has a clear and sensible vision for this football - WOW hang on I've just remembered - I'm wasting my time posting this - I 'll only be classed as a happy clapper , even though it's the truth, but I'll post it anyway.[/p][/quote]fill ya boots alchafreds
  • Score: 0

9:20pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Cleuso says...

AdderB wrote:
Can I add my views as certain things that Mark Cooper have tried or not dealt with are annoying for me
1) lack of team discipline, Pritchard is our best attacking player but he got sent off at City. Result is a 3 game ban so thats very costly. Cant Mark Cooper get control of the players so we dont get constant suspensions.

2) many players dont seem very fit . Under PDC , they ran there socks off and kept going for a full 90 mins plus. Again Mark Cooper should ensure the team is really fit

3) The tinkering with formations in away games was so negative at the start of the season . Play 442 and dont try playing Strikers like N Guessen as a winger because it does not work !

4) Recently Lougo and Kazim have played poorly but usually get reselected for the next game . Out of form players dont deserve to keep their place.

5) If we can keep Fods , Pritchard and Ranger , I will be very optimistic. Sadly I think they will be gone

I am a season ticket holder , but recent home games have depressed me to the point that I dont want to renew it . I am waiting to see how the next 9 games go before I decide.
Interesting so you say tinkering too much the converse of others saying in their cliche driven way there is no plan B...well to me we have virtually played every formation in the game this season, sometimes many in a game.
[quote][p][bold]AdderB[/bold] wrote: Can I add my views as certain things that Mark Cooper have tried or not dealt with are annoying for me 1) lack of team discipline, Pritchard is our best attacking player but he got sent off at City. Result is a 3 game ban so thats very costly. Cant Mark Cooper get control of the players so we dont get constant suspensions. 2) many players dont seem very fit . Under PDC , they ran there socks off and kept going for a full 90 mins plus. Again Mark Cooper should ensure the team is really fit 3) The tinkering with formations in away games was so negative at the start of the season . Play 442 and dont try playing Strikers like N Guessen as a winger because it does not work ! 4) Recently Lougo and Kazim have played poorly but usually get reselected for the next game . Out of form players dont deserve to keep their place. 5) If we can keep Fods , Pritchard and Ranger , I will be very optimistic. Sadly I think they will be gone I am a season ticket holder , but recent home games have depressed me to the point that I dont want to renew it . I am waiting to see how the next 9 games go before I decide.[/p][/quote]Interesting so you say tinkering too much the converse of others saying in their cliche driven way there is no plan B...well to me we have virtually played every formation in the game this season, sometimes many in a game. Cleuso
  • Score: 2

9:38pm Tue 18 Mar 14

swwindon61uk says...

See Crawley beat Wolves,so that means Wolves are rubbish then doesn't it!
See Crawley beat Wolves,so that means Wolves are rubbish then doesn't it! swwindon61uk
  • Score: 0

10:11pm Tue 18 Mar 14

dazzastfc says...

Chish and Fips wrote:
dazzastfc wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
who am i wrote:
Is that you Lovesey wrote:
mandrossian wrote:
The Nomis wrote: Oh shut the **** up Cooper, some hope for next season??. We have no hope for next season with you in charge with your boring and negative tactics....Taxi!!!
Nonsense. Ranger with his mind on football, and a couple of good additions and this squad is well capable of automatic
Not with Cooper it isn't, I don't hold about the squad being worse than last year, on a player by player comparison most of the players we have had this year are better than last, so all this start of a project is rubbish, the only way to build with a project is invest and build slowly, we are not investing this year, we are cutting the budget even further, we are not overperforming, IMO where we were and how we started this project is where wde should be, the players look unfit, no wonder training three days a week, the tactics are wrong, the style of football is boring. I have renewed my ST's because of the 10% there was no way I was going to pay an increase to line Powers pocket while we had one of the smallest budgets in the league, the staff costs have been cut with a lot of the employees being tupeed accross to the catering firm in the 10 year plan, restructuring saw further reductions, so to cut the wage bill to 1.4million and expect an increase in ST prices, no wonder the ticket sales are down on last year. I know there are a lot of people on here who support Cooper and think he is doing a good job, but I can tell you, all of the town fans around me at the games (all regulars and ST holders) are not renewing as they don't have faith in Cooper and are frankly bored out of their skulls by our negative boring style of play. If Power wants to emulate the Swansea model and implement total football then he needs a decent manager and the team need to still play football but be a bit more direct. Look at Walsall, they are doing it on a budget with experienced players as opposed to a bunch of kids, I personaly think we have a very good team of individuals, who are being told to overplay, when we have simplified it and attacked with pace we have looked absolute class. Look at Ranger, the guy should have loads more goals than he has, but the way we play he always has his back to goal and is never running into the box, if we played on the front foot more then he would have got 20 goals this season.
Great post. Unfortunately your wasting your time. There are too many fans on here that settle for mediocrity. Me I won't settle until we have a coaching team that can coach youngsters with great potential unfortunately there lies the problem WE DONT.
What is even sadder is they seem to like to frig the plus's and minus's in their favour - very sad and surely they have better things to do ... rethink .. no I doubt they, have judging by the standard of their moronic one line posts.
AND WERE BACK IN THE ROOM
Good for you ..... any chance of you making sense this time :)
Sorry fips i was only messing as i was board...
But if you took it as a abuse then get a life....
[quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dazzastfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]who am i[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mandrossian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Nomis[/bold] wrote: Oh shut the **** up Cooper, some hope for next season??. We have no hope for next season with you in charge with your boring and negative tactics....Taxi!!![/p][/quote]Nonsense. Ranger with his mind on football, and a couple of good additions and this squad is well capable of automatic[/p][/quote]Not with Cooper it isn't, I don't hold about the squad being worse than last year, on a player by player comparison most of the players we have had this year are better than last, so all this start of a project is rubbish, the only way to build with a project is invest and build slowly, we are not investing this year, we are cutting the budget even further, we are not overperforming, IMO where we were and how we started this project is where wde should be, the players look unfit, no wonder training three days a week, the tactics are wrong, the style of football is boring. I have renewed my ST's because of the 10% there was no way I was going to pay an increase to line Powers pocket while we had one of the smallest budgets in the league, the staff costs have been cut with a lot of the employees being tupeed accross to the catering firm in the 10 year plan, restructuring saw further reductions, so to cut the wage bill to 1.4million and expect an increase in ST prices, no wonder the ticket sales are down on last year. I know there are a lot of people on here who support Cooper and think he is doing a good job, but I can tell you, all of the town fans around me at the games (all regulars and ST holders) are not renewing as they don't have faith in Cooper and are frankly bored out of their skulls by our negative boring style of play. If Power wants to emulate the Swansea model and implement total football then he needs a decent manager and the team need to still play football but be a bit more direct. Look at Walsall, they are doing it on a budget with experienced players as opposed to a bunch of kids, I personaly think we have a very good team of individuals, who are being told to overplay, when we have simplified it and attacked with pace we have looked absolute class. Look at Ranger, the guy should have loads more goals than he has, but the way we play he always has his back to goal and is never running into the box, if we played on the front foot more then he would have got 20 goals this season.[/p][/quote]Great post. Unfortunately your wasting your time. There are too many fans on here that settle for mediocrity. Me I won't settle until we have a coaching team that can coach youngsters with great potential unfortunately there lies the problem WE DONT.[/p][/quote]What is even sadder is they seem to like to frig the plus's and minus's in their favour - very sad and surely they have better things to do ... rethink .. no I doubt they, have judging by the standard of their moronic one line posts.[/p][/quote]AND WERE BACK IN THE ROOM[/p][/quote]Good for you ..... any chance of you making sense this time :)[/p][/quote]Sorry fips i was only messing as i was board... But if you took it as a abuse then get a life.... dazzastfc
  • Score: 0

10:11pm Tue 18 Mar 14

The Gladiator says...

Robinonfire wrote:
Crap Season Crap Manager.
Crap Supporter!
[quote][p][bold]Robinonfire[/bold] wrote: Crap Season Crap Manager.[/p][/quote]Crap Supporter! The Gladiator
  • Score: 0

10:24pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Chish and Fips says...

dazzastfc wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
dazzastfc wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
who am i wrote:
Is that you Lovesey wrote:
mandrossian wrote:
The Nomis wrote: Oh shut the **** up Cooper, some hope for next season??. We have no hope for next season with you in charge with your boring and negative tactics....Taxi!!!
Nonsense. Ranger with his mind on football, and a couple of good additions and this squad is well capable of automatic
Not with Cooper it isn't, I don't hold about the squad being worse than last year, on a player by player comparison most of the players we have had this year are better than last, so all this start of a project is rubbish, the only way to build with a project is invest and build slowly, we are not investing this year, we are cutting the budget even further, we are not overperforming, IMO where we were and how we started this project is where wde should be, the players look unfit, no wonder training three days a week, the tactics are wrong, the style of football is boring. I have renewed my ST's because of the 10% there was no way I was going to pay an increase to line Powers pocket while we had one of the smallest budgets in the league, the staff costs have been cut with a lot of the employees being tupeed accross to the catering firm in the 10 year plan, restructuring saw further reductions, so to cut the wage bill to 1.4million and expect an increase in ST prices, no wonder the ticket sales are down on last year. I know there are a lot of people on here who support Cooper and think he is doing a good job, but I can tell you, all of the town fans around me at the games (all regulars and ST holders) are not renewing as they don't have faith in Cooper and are frankly bored out of their skulls by our negative boring style of play. If Power wants to emulate the Swansea model and implement total football then he needs a decent manager and the team need to still play football but be a bit more direct. Look at Walsall, they are doing it on a budget with experienced players as opposed to a bunch of kids, I personaly think we have a very good team of individuals, who are being told to overplay, when we have simplified it and attacked with pace we have looked absolute class. Look at Ranger, the guy should have loads more goals than he has, but the way we play he always has his back to goal and is never running into the box, if we played on the front foot more then he would have got 20 goals this season.
Great post. Unfortunately your wasting your time. There are too many fans on here that settle for mediocrity. Me I won't settle until we have a coaching team that can coach youngsters with great potential unfortunately there lies the problem WE DONT.
What is even sadder is they seem to like to frig the plus's and minus's in their favour - very sad and surely they have better things to do ... rethink .. no I doubt they, have judging by the standard of their moronic one line posts.
AND WERE BACK IN THE ROOM
Good for you ..... any chance of you making sense this time :)
Sorry fips i was only messing as i was board...
But if you took it as a abuse then get a life....
I think the smiley I put on the end says it all, not offended in anyway.
[quote][p][bold]dazzastfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dazzastfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]who am i[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mandrossian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Nomis[/bold] wrote: Oh shut the **** up Cooper, some hope for next season??. We have no hope for next season with you in charge with your boring and negative tactics....Taxi!!![/p][/quote]Nonsense. Ranger with his mind on football, and a couple of good additions and this squad is well capable of automatic[/p][/quote]Not with Cooper it isn't, I don't hold about the squad being worse than last year, on a player by player comparison most of the players we have had this year are better than last, so all this start of a project is rubbish, the only way to build with a project is invest and build slowly, we are not investing this year, we are cutting the budget even further, we are not overperforming, IMO where we were and how we started this project is where wde should be, the players look unfit, no wonder training three days a week, the tactics are wrong, the style of football is boring. I have renewed my ST's because of the 10% there was no way I was going to pay an increase to line Powers pocket while we had one of the smallest budgets in the league, the staff costs have been cut with a lot of the employees being tupeed accross to the catering firm in the 10 year plan, restructuring saw further reductions, so to cut the wage bill to 1.4million and expect an increase in ST prices, no wonder the ticket sales are down on last year. I know there are a lot of people on here who support Cooper and think he is doing a good job, but I can tell you, all of the town fans around me at the games (all regulars and ST holders) are not renewing as they don't have faith in Cooper and are frankly bored out of their skulls by our negative boring style of play. If Power wants to emulate the Swansea model and implement total football then he needs a decent manager and the team need to still play football but be a bit more direct. Look at Walsall, they are doing it on a budget with experienced players as opposed to a bunch of kids, I personaly think we have a very good team of individuals, who are being told to overplay, when we have simplified it and attacked with pace we have looked absolute class. Look at Ranger, the guy should have loads more goals than he has, but the way we play he always has his back to goal and is never running into the box, if we played on the front foot more then he would have got 20 goals this season.[/p][/quote]Great post. Unfortunately your wasting your time. There are too many fans on here that settle for mediocrity. Me I won't settle until we have a coaching team that can coach youngsters with great potential unfortunately there lies the problem WE DONT.[/p][/quote]What is even sadder is they seem to like to frig the plus's and minus's in their favour - very sad and surely they have better things to do ... rethink .. no I doubt they, have judging by the standard of their moronic one line posts.[/p][/quote]AND WERE BACK IN THE ROOM[/p][/quote]Good for you ..... any chance of you making sense this time :)[/p][/quote]Sorry fips i was only messing as i was board... But if you took it as a abuse then get a life....[/p][/quote]I think the smiley I put on the end says it all, not offended in anyway. Chish and Fips
  • Score: 0

10:42pm Tue 18 Mar 14

the wizard says...

The thing is the golden goose got cooked by an over enthusiastic chairman called Wray who was led hook, line and sinker, by PDC. Before Fitton,Black and Arbib came along all we had done since the sixties, by and large was make do and mend. While our all but too brief trip to the Prem was the highlight and exception, we have since the seventies been in general terms a Div 3 /League One club, and that is how its been.

The golden chance was Black, and now he is well long gone, so we will have to go back to make do and mend until maybe at some point we can rise up into the Championship, and hope through some diligent management and ownership to stay there. So right now its retraction to the real world and what it brings, and sadly with it we are back in that old territory of looking over our shoulders at balance sheets etc. I think it will, take Power next season and the season after to build a base which is solid enough to mount a sustainable team that will become through additions after promotion a steady Championship club. Win a few, lose a few and draw those left over. Anybody who wants to see-saw because we are not ready is crazy. I quite think that over the next two seasons there will be more than a few fresh faces as a team is built around players that blend well together as opposed to a squad of individuals who try to play together but can't, and I also expect the manager to change as well, but be that as it may, I'll give Cooper credit for what he has done this season given what has gone on, but I honestly do think he doesn't have the experience required to take the team here further. It wouldn't surprise me one bit to see an absolute wild card like John Gregory coming in here, or Tim Sherwood. That infamous old roller coaster is still at large, and one basic requirement of being a Town supporter over the last 50 odd years has been, to expect the totally unexpected.
The thing is the golden goose got cooked by an over enthusiastic chairman called Wray who was led hook, line and sinker, by PDC. Before Fitton,Black and Arbib came along all we had done since the sixties, by and large was make do and mend. While our all but too brief trip to the Prem was the highlight and exception, we have since the seventies been in general terms a Div 3 /League One club, and that is how its been. The golden chance was Black, and now he is well long gone, so we will have to go back to make do and mend until maybe at some point we can rise up into the Championship, and hope through some diligent management and ownership to stay there. So right now its retraction to the real world and what it brings, and sadly with it we are back in that old territory of looking over our shoulders at balance sheets etc. I think it will, take Power next season and the season after to build a base which is solid enough to mount a sustainable team that will become through additions after promotion a steady Championship club. Win a few, lose a few and draw those left over. Anybody who wants to see-saw because we are not ready is crazy. I quite think that over the next two seasons there will be more than a few fresh faces as a team is built around players that blend well together as opposed to a squad of individuals who try to play together but can't, and I also expect the manager to change as well, but be that as it may, I'll give Cooper credit for what he has done this season given what has gone on, but I honestly do think he doesn't have the experience required to take the team here further. It wouldn't surprise me one bit to see an absolute wild card like John Gregory coming in here, or Tim Sherwood. That infamous old roller coaster is still at large, and one basic requirement of being a Town supporter over the last 50 odd years has been, to expect the totally unexpected. the wizard
  • Score: 3

11:52pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Cleuso says...

the wizard wrote:
The thing is the golden goose got cooked by an over enthusiastic chairman called Wray who was led hook, line and sinker, by PDC. Before Fitton,Black and Arbib came along all we had done since the sixties, by and large was make do and mend. While our all but too brief trip to the Prem was the highlight and exception, we have since the seventies been in general terms a Div 3 /League One club, and that is how its been.

The golden chance was Black, and now he is well long gone, so we will have to go back to make do and mend until maybe at some point we can rise up into the Championship, and hope through some diligent management and ownership to stay there. So right now its retraction to the real world and what it brings, and sadly with it we are back in that old territory of looking over our shoulders at balance sheets etc. I think it will, take Power next season and the season after to build a base which is solid enough to mount a sustainable team that will become through additions after promotion a steady Championship club. Win a few, lose a few and draw those left over. Anybody who wants to see-saw because we are not ready is crazy. I quite think that over the next two seasons there will be more than a few fresh faces as a team is built around players that blend well together as opposed to a squad of individuals who try to play together but can't, and I also expect the manager to change as well, but be that as it may, I'll give Cooper credit for what he has done this season given what has gone on, but I honestly do think he doesn't have the experience required to take the team here further. It wouldn't surprise me one bit to see an absolute wild card like John Gregory coming in here, or Tim Sherwood. That infamous old roller coaster is still at large, and one basic requirement of being a Town supporter over the last 50 odd years has been, to expect the totally unexpected.
Perhaps Cooper has gained some of that experience this season, given all he has had to cope with, including picking up the job a couple of weeks before the season started, the injuries, the Nile Ranger situation etc etc etc.

Some complain about Power's alleged intereference in the team... why is that not seen as a positive, given his experience within the game and helping a manager who has had his first full season at this level... but no, it has got to be seen as a negative situation by some who constantly complain and think that withdrawing their support and criticising everything attached to STFC will bring improvements, both short and long term.

Wizard I think your summary is not far from the truth, particularly that things will not always go perfectly but it is much the same for many clubs across the country.... perspective is all that is needed... a quick check on history will see there have been as many downs as ups and that is the way it will go in the future.
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: The thing is the golden goose got cooked by an over enthusiastic chairman called Wray who was led hook, line and sinker, by PDC. Before Fitton,Black and Arbib came along all we had done since the sixties, by and large was make do and mend. While our all but too brief trip to the Prem was the highlight and exception, we have since the seventies been in general terms a Div 3 /League One club, and that is how its been. The golden chance was Black, and now he is well long gone, so we will have to go back to make do and mend until maybe at some point we can rise up into the Championship, and hope through some diligent management and ownership to stay there. So right now its retraction to the real world and what it brings, and sadly with it we are back in that old territory of looking over our shoulders at balance sheets etc. I think it will, take Power next season and the season after to build a base which is solid enough to mount a sustainable team that will become through additions after promotion a steady Championship club. Win a few, lose a few and draw those left over. Anybody who wants to see-saw because we are not ready is crazy. I quite think that over the next two seasons there will be more than a few fresh faces as a team is built around players that blend well together as opposed to a squad of individuals who try to play together but can't, and I also expect the manager to change as well, but be that as it may, I'll give Cooper credit for what he has done this season given what has gone on, but I honestly do think he doesn't have the experience required to take the team here further. It wouldn't surprise me one bit to see an absolute wild card like John Gregory coming in here, or Tim Sherwood. That infamous old roller coaster is still at large, and one basic requirement of being a Town supporter over the last 50 odd years has been, to expect the totally unexpected.[/p][/quote]Perhaps Cooper has gained some of that experience this season, given all he has had to cope with, including picking up the job a couple of weeks before the season started, the injuries, the Nile Ranger situation etc etc etc. Some complain about Power's alleged intereference in the team... why is that not seen as a positive, given his experience within the game and helping a manager who has had his first full season at this level... but no, it has got to be seen as a negative situation by some who constantly complain and think that withdrawing their support and criticising everything attached to STFC will bring improvements, both short and long term. Wizard I think your summary is not far from the truth, particularly that things will not always go perfectly but it is much the same for many clubs across the country.... perspective is all that is needed... a quick check on history will see there have been as many downs as ups and that is the way it will go in the future. Cleuso
  • Score: 2

6:45am Wed 19 Mar 14

dazzastfc says...

swwindon61uk wrote:
See Crawley beat Wolves,so that means Wolves are rubbish then doesn't it!
Yes it does..Plus it also shows that Cooper is not a football league manager as we got hammered 4.1 at home by them
[quote][p][bold]swwindon61uk[/bold] wrote: See Crawley beat Wolves,so that means Wolves are rubbish then doesn't it![/p][/quote]Yes it does..Plus it also shows that Cooper is not a football league manager as we got hammered 4.1 at home by them dazzastfc
  • Score: 1

8:18am Wed 19 Mar 14

LeGod says...

Watched a bit of the Preston game the other night we are in for a tough game saturday they are a physical side and get lots of crosses in the box i think the final count was 29 so a busy day ahead for our defenders. They are strong at the back as well and have a good goal scorer in Garner. Our players need to be at the top of their game on saturday and who knows what can happen Stevenage drew with them the other week so anything can happen.
It would be good to get some good home performances now until the end of the season as at the start of the season we were great to watch but the last few home games have been watching paint dry.
If these players can turn it around and give us some good performances and resutls then great, we need that elusive 3 points to make us safe and i cant remember our last home win was it Coventry as it seems so long ago.
Every team in this league are capable of beating each other but its all about the desire,hunger and committment on the day of the game. If we want it and show the desire there is no reason wht we cant come away with the three points.
Watched a bit of the Preston game the other night we are in for a tough game saturday they are a physical side and get lots of crosses in the box i think the final count was 29 so a busy day ahead for our defenders. They are strong at the back as well and have a good goal scorer in Garner. Our players need to be at the top of their game on saturday and who knows what can happen Stevenage drew with them the other week so anything can happen. It would be good to get some good home performances now until the end of the season as at the start of the season we were great to watch but the last few home games have been watching paint dry. If these players can turn it around and give us some good performances and resutls then great, we need that elusive 3 points to make us safe and i cant remember our last home win was it Coventry as it seems so long ago. Every team in this league are capable of beating each other but its all about the desire,hunger and committment on the day of the game. If we want it and show the desire there is no reason wht we cant come away with the three points. LeGod
  • Score: 0

10:51am Wed 19 Mar 14

buckobassettboy says...

swwindon61uk wrote:
See Crawley beat Wolves,so that means Wolves are rubbish then doesn't it!
You on the run from the secure unit again?Missed you banal crass analogies.These 2 teams have nothing to do with our abject season.
[quote][p][bold]swwindon61uk[/bold] wrote: See Crawley beat Wolves,so that means Wolves are rubbish then doesn't it![/p][/quote]You on the run from the secure unit again?Missed you banal crass analogies.These 2 teams have nothing to do with our abject season. buckobassettboy
  • Score: 0

3:19pm Wed 19 Mar 14

Chish and Fips says...

buckobassettboy wrote:
swwindon61uk wrote:
See Crawley beat Wolves,so that means Wolves are rubbish then doesn't it!
You on the run from the secure unit again?Missed you banal crass analogies.These 2 teams have nothing to do with our abject season.
I think SWW the fine art of sarcasm is lost on some .....
[quote][p][bold]buckobassettboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]swwindon61uk[/bold] wrote: See Crawley beat Wolves,so that means Wolves are rubbish then doesn't it![/p][/quote]You on the run from the secure unit again?Missed you banal crass analogies.These 2 teams have nothing to do with our abject season.[/p][/quote]I think SWW the fine art of sarcasm is lost on some ..... Chish and Fips
  • Score: 0

5:38pm Wed 19 Mar 14

dazzastfc says...

Chish and Fips wrote:
dazzastfc wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
dazzastfc wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
who am i wrote:
Is that you Lovesey wrote:
mandrossian wrote:
The Nomis wrote: Oh shut the **** up Cooper, some hope for next season??. We have no hope for next season with you in charge with your boring and negative tactics....Taxi!!!
Nonsense. Ranger with his mind on football, and a couple of good additions and this squad is well capable of automatic
Not with Cooper it isn't, I don't hold about the squad being worse than last year, on a player by player comparison most of the players we have had this year are better than last, so all this start of a project is rubbish, the only way to build with a project is invest and build slowly, we are not investing this year, we are cutting the budget even further, we are not overperforming, IMO where we were and how we started this project is where wde should be, the players look unfit, no wonder training three days a week, the tactics are wrong, the style of football is boring. I have renewed my ST's because of the 10% there was no way I was going to pay an increase to line Powers pocket while we had one of the smallest budgets in the league, the staff costs have been cut with a lot of the employees being tupeed accross to the catering firm in the 10 year plan, restructuring saw further reductions, so to cut the wage bill to 1.4million and expect an increase in ST prices, no wonder the ticket sales are down on last year. I know there are a lot of people on here who support Cooper and think he is doing a good job, but I can tell you, all of the town fans around me at the games (all regulars and ST holders) are not renewing as they don't have faith in Cooper and are frankly bored out of their skulls by our negative boring style of play. If Power wants to emulate the Swansea model and implement total football then he needs a decent manager and the team need to still play football but be a bit more direct. Look at Walsall, they are doing it on a budget with experienced players as opposed to a bunch of kids, I personaly think we have a very good team of individuals, who are being told to overplay, when we have simplified it and attacked with pace we have looked absolute class. Look at Ranger, the guy should have loads more goals than he has, but the way we play he always has his back to goal and is never running into the box, if we played on the front foot more then he would have got 20 goals this season.
Great post. Unfortunately your wasting your time. There are too many fans on here that settle for mediocrity. Me I won't settle until we have a coaching team that can coach youngsters with great potential unfortunately there lies the problem WE DONT.
What is even sadder is they seem to like to frig the plus's and minus's in their favour - very sad and surely they have better things to do ... rethink .. no I doubt they, have judging by the standard of their moronic one line posts.
AND WERE BACK IN THE ROOM
Good for you ..... any chance of you making sense this time :)
Sorry fips i was only messing as i was board...
But if you took it as a abuse then get a life....
I think the smiley I put on the end says it all, not offended in anyway.
GOOD MAN
[quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dazzastfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dazzastfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]who am i[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mandrossian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Nomis[/bold] wrote: Oh shut the **** up Cooper, some hope for next season??. We have no hope for next season with you in charge with your boring and negative tactics....Taxi!!![/p][/quote]Nonsense. Ranger with his mind on football, and a couple of good additions and this squad is well capable of automatic[/p][/quote]Not with Cooper it isn't, I don't hold about the squad being worse than last year, on a player by player comparison most of the players we have had this year are better than last, so all this start of a project is rubbish, the only way to build with a project is invest and build slowly, we are not investing this year, we are cutting the budget even further, we are not overperforming, IMO where we were and how we started this project is where wde should be, the players look unfit, no wonder training three days a week, the tactics are wrong, the style of football is boring. I have renewed my ST's because of the 10% there was no way I was going to pay an increase to line Powers pocket while we had one of the smallest budgets in the league, the staff costs have been cut with a lot of the employees being tupeed accross to the catering firm in the 10 year plan, restructuring saw further reductions, so to cut the wage bill to 1.4million and expect an increase in ST prices, no wonder the ticket sales are down on last year. I know there are a lot of people on here who support Cooper and think he is doing a good job, but I can tell you, all of the town fans around me at the games (all regulars and ST holders) are not renewing as they don't have faith in Cooper and are frankly bored out of their skulls by our negative boring style of play. If Power wants to emulate the Swansea model and implement total football then he needs a decent manager and the team need to still play football but be a bit more direct. Look at Walsall, they are doing it on a budget with experienced players as opposed to a bunch of kids, I personaly think we have a very good team of individuals, who are being told to overplay, when we have simplified it and attacked with pace we have looked absolute class. Look at Ranger, the guy should have loads more goals than he has, but the way we play he always has his back to goal and is never running into the box, if we played on the front foot more then he would have got 20 goals this season.[/p][/quote]Great post. Unfortunately your wasting your time. There are too many fans on here that settle for mediocrity. Me I won't settle until we have a coaching team that can coach youngsters with great potential unfortunately there lies the problem WE DONT.[/p][/quote]What is even sadder is they seem to like to frig the plus's and minus's in their favour - very sad and surely they have better things to do ... rethink .. no I doubt they, have judging by the standard of their moronic one line posts.[/p][/quote]AND WERE BACK IN THE ROOM[/p][/quote]Good for you ..... any chance of you making sense this time :)[/p][/quote]Sorry fips i was only messing as i was board... But if you took it as a abuse then get a life....[/p][/quote]I think the smiley I put on the end says it all, not offended in anyway.[/p][/quote]GOOD MAN dazzastfc
  • Score: 0

7:30pm Wed 19 Mar 14

Bart73 says...

I pref PDC because good enjoy watch it strong & fast pass & many attack front & lots of clean sheet it now mark cooper is not enough good manager it alway bored & slow & too many back and I hope board lee power made decide twice think set axe cooper by end of season it need bring exprerince one it look at PDC & Lou macari & Ossie ardiles & Glenn hoddle & Steve McMahon all first time as manager job with promoted it look mark cooper was many year job at non - league manager do have promoted at non league ???
I pref PDC because good enjoy watch it strong & fast pass & many attack front & lots of clean sheet it now mark cooper is not enough good manager it alway bored & slow & too many back and I hope board lee power made decide twice think set axe cooper by end of season it need bring exprerince one it look at PDC & Lou macari & Ossie ardiles & Glenn hoddle & Steve McMahon all first time as manager job with promoted it look mark cooper was many year job at non - league manager do have promoted at non league ??? Bart73
  • Score: -1

11:13am Thu 20 Mar 14

Swindon1984 says...

Bart73 wrote:
I pref PDC because good enjoy watch it strong & fast pass & many attack front & lots of clean sheet it now mark cooper is not enough good manager it alway bored & slow & too many back and I hope board lee power made decide twice think set axe cooper by end of season it need bring exprerince one it look at PDC & Lou macari & Ossie ardiles & Glenn hoddle & Steve McMahon all first time as manager job with promoted it look mark cooper was many year job at non - league manager do have promoted at non league ???
Eh?
[quote][p][bold]Bart73[/bold] wrote: I pref PDC because good enjoy watch it strong & fast pass & many attack front & lots of clean sheet it now mark cooper is not enough good manager it alway bored & slow & too many back and I hope board lee power made decide twice think set axe cooper by end of season it need bring exprerince one it look at PDC & Lou macari & Ossie ardiles & Glenn hoddle & Steve McMahon all first time as manager job with promoted it look mark cooper was many year job at non - league manager do have promoted at non league ???[/p][/quote]Eh? Swindon1984
  • Score: 0

7:52pm Thu 20 Mar 14

duncan shearer says...

9 wins 27 points . that should be the aim
9 wins 27 points . that should be the aim duncan shearer
  • Score: 1

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