SWINDON TOWN: Harsh half-time words inspire Cooper's men to victory

Alex Smith celebrates his goal at Tranmere with Michael Smith

Alex Smith celebrates his goal at Tranmere with Michael Smith

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MARK Cooper revealed a few stern half-time words helped his Swindon Town side to their 2-1 victory at Tranmere Rovers last night.

Town recorded successive League One wins for the first time since November 16 thanks to Alex Smith’s thunderbolt opener in the 11th minute and Miles Storey’s somewhat fortunate goal midway through the second period at Prenton Park.

Tranmere hit the frame of the goal twice, through Ryan Lowe and Max Power, and controlled the match around its halfway point but Cooper gave his players a thorough talking to at the interval and it seemed to do the trick, as they secured the win which lifted them to within four points of the play-offs.

The Robins boss said afterwards: “Desire, energy and no small matter of good football – if you put those three together then you’ve got a good chance of winning games.

“We didn’t play particularly well in the first half and had a few choice words at half-time and, apart from the first couple of minutes of the second half, I thought we played okay.

“They just needed to be a little bit better with the ball. I said ‘stop trying to do your best to give Tranmere any encouragement’ which we did numerous times. In the second half, apart from the opening minute when they hit the crossbar, I thought we controlled possession.”

Storey’s winner was a dainty, right-footed effort from the right wing which on first glance appeared to be a cross.

Cooper said of the goal: “He told me he meant it. Didn’t he? I thought we were due one of them. We’ve not had a lot of luck and when you work as hard as Miles did tonight you deserve a bit of luck.”

Meanwhile, Lee Cox was given half an hour off the bench, his first appearance for Town since the 2-1 win over Plymouth Argyle in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy on October 8, and his manager was delighted with the 23-year-old’s efforts.

“Coxy was outstanding when he came on,” he said. “The midfield boys in the first half were a little bit casual with the ball.

“He is (out of contract) but whether he’s with us or with someone else, if he plays like that then he’s going to be fine.”

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6:20am Wed 26 Mar 14

Paul12001 says...

It's been a really good week with a battling 1-0 win at home followed by a tough 2-1 away victory and 6 points in the bag.

4 points off the play offs with 7 games to go, surely at the start of the season with everything that has gone on fans would have been happy if offered that? I know I would have been.

As I have said previously we are not a rich club with a Devine right to be at the top of the league. We "all" have to work hard together and I think if we can pick up 3-4 wins in the remaining games it will have been a good season for Mark, the players and everybody connected with the club and something to build on for next season.
It's been a really good week with a battling 1-0 win at home followed by a tough 2-1 away victory and 6 points in the bag. 4 points off the play offs with 7 games to go, surely at the start of the season with everything that has gone on fans would have been happy if offered that? I know I would have been. As I have said previously we are not a rich club with a Devine right to be at the top of the league. We "all" have to work hard together and I think if we can pick up 3-4 wins in the remaining games it will have been a good season for Mark, the players and everybody connected with the club and something to build on for next season. Paul12001
  • Score: 108

7:56am Wed 26 Mar 14

Glosteroldboy says...

My sentiments exactly .. Well said that man..
My sentiments exactly .. Well said that man.. Glosteroldboy
  • Score: 36

8:28am Wed 26 Mar 14

Is that you Lovesey says...

I don't agree Paul, the team player for player is as good as last season, if he had set the team up and played the way we are now and cut out the tippy tappy boring stuff we would be in a much better points position, I love the way that two wins and a draw makes everyone forget about the last three months.

That said he deserves credit for changing it now....
I don't agree Paul, the team player for player is as good as last season, if he had set the team up and played the way we are now and cut out the tippy tappy boring stuff we would be in a much better points position, I love the way that two wins and a draw makes everyone forget about the last three months. That said he deserves credit for changing it now.... Is that you Lovesey
  • Score: -24

8:42am Wed 26 Mar 14

umpcah says...

Is that you Lovesey wrote:
I don't agree Paul, the team player for player is as good as last season, if he had set the team up and played the way we are now and cut out the tippy tappy boring stuff we would be in a much better points position, I love the way that two wins and a draw makes everyone forget about the last three months.

That said he deserves credit for changing it now....
" we would be in a much better points position " Agreed but Swindon Town as a club is not yet stable or mature enough for The Championship. Yeovil have a good manager but he is unlikely to save them from the drop at the end of the season. Do we want to become a yoyo club again ? I think things are moving in the right direction - not that I will be getting another season ticket !
[quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: I don't agree Paul, the team player for player is as good as last season, if he had set the team up and played the way we are now and cut out the tippy tappy boring stuff we would be in a much better points position, I love the way that two wins and a draw makes everyone forget about the last three months. That said he deserves credit for changing it now....[/p][/quote]" we would be in a much better points position " Agreed but Swindon Town as a club is not yet stable or mature enough for The Championship. Yeovil have a good manager but he is unlikely to save them from the drop at the end of the season. Do we want to become a yoyo club again ? I think things are moving in the right direction - not that I will be getting another season ticket ! umpcah
  • Score: -16

8:56am Wed 26 Mar 14

Oi Den! says...

Is that you Lovesey wrote:
I don't agree Paul, the team player for player is as good as last season, if he had set the team up and played the way we are now and cut out the tippy tappy boring stuff we would be in a much better points position, I love the way that two wins and a draw makes everyone forget about the last three months.

That said he deserves credit for changing it now....
Lovesey, surely you would acknowledge that the big difference is the central defender(s) we've been crying out for all season? How do you know that Cooper has not been trying to improve that area? Power has openly stated that the answer is usually "no" when Cooper asks him for help.

As for the playing style, maybe Cooper has finally convinced Power that it's not possible to "direct football operations" from a foreign outpost and that the manager should be allowed to manage. Current circumstances have helped a bit too. At the moment we have a team that's prepared to scrap as a unit. Previously there have been too many self centred individuals.
[quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: I don't agree Paul, the team player for player is as good as last season, if he had set the team up and played the way we are now and cut out the tippy tappy boring stuff we would be in a much better points position, I love the way that two wins and a draw makes everyone forget about the last three months. That said he deserves credit for changing it now....[/p][/quote]Lovesey, surely you would acknowledge that the big difference is the central defender(s) we've been crying out for all season? How do you know that Cooper has not been trying to improve that area? Power has openly stated that the answer is usually "no" when Cooper asks him for help. As for the playing style, maybe Cooper has finally convinced Power that it's not possible to "direct football operations" from a foreign outpost and that the manager should be allowed to manage. Current circumstances have helped a bit too. At the moment we have a team that's prepared to scrap as a unit. Previously there have been too many self centred individuals. Oi Den!
  • Score: 14

9:08am Wed 26 Mar 14

Cookie43 says...

Long drive home last night but well worth it
Great win!
Defo cross haha
Hey still no posts from BRADLEY RED!!!
Where are you Bradley Red?? Not posted on here for ages!!
Thats right u only post negative crap!!!
Long drive home last night but well worth it Great win! Defo cross haha Hey still no posts from BRADLEY RED!!! Where are you Bradley Red?? Not posted on here for ages!! Thats right u only post negative crap!!! Cookie43
  • Score: 27

9:20am Wed 26 Mar 14

LeGod says...

Excellent result if only we had put results in like this a few weeks and months ago and you never know we could have been top 6 but in any case a good win. We look more solid at the back when Troy is playing and look no where near as solid without him but second half all had the committment and desire and we rode our luck a couple of times but deserved the win.
Well done town and another 3 points saturday will have the likes of Peterborough and MK looking over their shoulder.
Excellent result if only we had put results in like this a few weeks and months ago and you never know we could have been top 6 but in any case a good win. We look more solid at the back when Troy is playing and look no where near as solid without him but second half all had the committment and desire and we rode our luck a couple of times but deserved the win. Well done town and another 3 points saturday will have the likes of Peterborough and MK looking over their shoulder. LeGod
  • Score: 11

9:30am Wed 26 Mar 14

the don69 says...

Couple of friends who went last night said our defending was awful and we were lucky, without Troy we were all over the place,Tranny missed a hat-full of chances,looks like we have a big decision over Troy? he's injury prone and can't play two games over a few days? what will Power do? he's on high wages so he's a massive risk!!!!!!!!!!!
Couple of friends who went last night said our defending was awful and we were lucky, without Troy we were all over the place,Tranny missed a hat-full of chances,looks like we have a big decision over Troy? he's injury prone and can't play two games over a few days? what will Power do? he's on high wages so he's a massive risk!!!!!!!!!!! the don69
  • Score: 6

9:33am Wed 26 Mar 14

lifelong red says...

Paul12001 wrote:
It's been a really good week with a battling 1-0 win at home followed by a tough 2-1 away victory and 6 points in the bag.

4 points off the play offs with 7 games to go, surely at the start of the season with everything that has gone on fans would have been happy if offered that? I know I would have been.

As I have said previously we are not a rich club with a Devine right to be at the top of the league. We "all" have to work hard together and I think if we can pick up 3-4 wins in the remaining games it will have been a good season for Mark, the players and everybody connected with the club and something to build on for next season.
Excellent post -- shame some of the other posters on here don't share your common sense .well done to Mark Cooper and the lads on last nights win - about to renew my S.T. - really looking forward to next season . I get the feeling there are good times ahead .
[quote][p][bold]Paul12001[/bold] wrote: It's been a really good week with a battling 1-0 win at home followed by a tough 2-1 away victory and 6 points in the bag. 4 points off the play offs with 7 games to go, surely at the start of the season with everything that has gone on fans would have been happy if offered that? I know I would have been. As I have said previously we are not a rich club with a Devine right to be at the top of the league. We "all" have to work hard together and I think if we can pick up 3-4 wins in the remaining games it will have been a good season for Mark, the players and everybody connected with the club and something to build on for next season.[/p][/quote]Excellent post -- shame some of the other posters on here don't share your common sense .well done to Mark Cooper and the lads on last nights win - about to renew my S.T. - really looking forward to next season . I get the feeling there are good times ahead . lifelong red
  • Score: 26

9:46am Wed 26 Mar 14

hertz says...

Blades will be thiking exactly te same as us us for the run in but the difference will be I bet they really want to get in the play offs , Saturday will be a tough one . COYR
Blades will be thiking exactly te same as us us for the run in but the difference will be I bet they really want to get in the play offs , Saturday will be a tough one . COYR hertz
  • Score: 0

9:52am Wed 26 Mar 14

Wilesy says...

3 good performances in 8 days and points to show it. Posh maybe distracted by the JPT and them and all teams going for 6th place are very inconsistent.

Crucial game Saturday against an in-form Sheff Utd, if we lose then would think we are unlikely to finish above them.

Rotherham look the team to beat in the play-offs, and with a 14 point difference between 5th and 6th place you'd think it a tough ask for the 6th place team to beat any of the other teams over two legs. But you never know...its all about momentum and confidence at this stage and the 6th place team would have the pressure off as underdogs...
3 good performances in 8 days and points to show it. Posh maybe distracted by the JPT and them and all teams going for 6th place are very inconsistent. Crucial game Saturday against an in-form Sheff Utd, if we lose then would think we are unlikely to finish above them. Rotherham look the team to beat in the play-offs, and with a 14 point difference between 5th and 6th place you'd think it a tough ask for the 6th place team to beat any of the other teams over two legs. But you never know...its all about momentum and confidence at this stage and the 6th place team would have the pressure off as underdogs... Wilesy
  • Score: 10

10:03am Wed 26 Mar 14

Rebel_phish says...

umpcah wrote:
Is that you Lovesey wrote:
I don't agree Paul, the team player for player is as good as last season, if he had set the team up and played the way we are now and cut out the tippy tappy boring stuff we would be in a much better points position, I love the way that two wins and a draw makes everyone forget about the last three months.

That said he deserves credit for changing it now....
" we would be in a much better points position " Agreed but Swindon Town as a club is not yet stable or mature enough for The Championship. Yeovil have a good manager but he is unlikely to save them from the drop at the end of the season. Do we want to become a yoyo club again ? I think things are moving in the right direction - not that I will be getting another season ticket !
Agree. The team is not mature enough to withstand the battering they would surely get in the Championship at the moment.

Whilst I want the club to do well all the time - I would love us to get to the play-offs and win the thing. But it would be short term euphoria, followed by a season of probable pain and suffering.

Just to be in the Championship isn't really good enough, I would like to see us with the ability to stay there. Leyton Orient were rebuilding last season, finished in 7th, and look at them now. Contenders for auto promotion, or a strong shout at winning the play-offs (never a gimme). They should be able withstand the rigors of the 2nd tier. Also Brentford are stronger now than last season. Eigher could do well.

I would rather see us build on this season's efforts and be better prepared for life in the Championship in 2015/16, providing it all goes to plan and we actually get there. The likes of Millwall and Barnsley should be favourites for a swift return and it is likely to be a tough league again, but as they say ... It's a Funny 'Ol Game.
[quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: I don't agree Paul, the team player for player is as good as last season, if he had set the team up and played the way we are now and cut out the tippy tappy boring stuff we would be in a much better points position, I love the way that two wins and a draw makes everyone forget about the last three months. That said he deserves credit for changing it now....[/p][/quote]" we would be in a much better points position " Agreed but Swindon Town as a club is not yet stable or mature enough for The Championship. Yeovil have a good manager but he is unlikely to save them from the drop at the end of the season. Do we want to become a yoyo club again ? I think things are moving in the right direction - not that I will be getting another season ticket ![/p][/quote]Agree. The team is not mature enough to withstand the battering they would surely get in the Championship at the moment. Whilst I want the club to do well all the time - I would love us to get to the play-offs and win the thing. But it would be short term euphoria, followed by a season of probable pain and suffering. Just to be in the Championship isn't really good enough, I would like to see us with the ability to stay there. Leyton Orient were rebuilding last season, finished in 7th, and look at them now. Contenders for auto promotion, or a strong shout at winning the play-offs (never a gimme). They should be able withstand the rigors of the 2nd tier. Also Brentford are stronger now than last season. Eigher could do well. I would rather see us build on this season's efforts and be better prepared for life in the Championship in 2015/16, providing it all goes to plan and we actually get there. The likes of Millwall and Barnsley should be favourites for a swift return and it is likely to be a tough league again, but as they say ... It's a Funny 'Ol Game. Rebel_phish
  • Score: 12

12:47pm Wed 26 Mar 14

LionelHutz says...

Rebel_phish wrote:
umpcah wrote:
Is that you Lovesey wrote: I don't agree Paul, the team player for player is as good as last season, if he had set the team up and played the way we are now and cut out the tippy tappy boring stuff we would be in a much better points position, I love the way that two wins and a draw makes everyone forget about the last three months. That said he deserves credit for changing it now....
" we would be in a much better points position " Agreed but Swindon Town as a club is not yet stable or mature enough for The Championship. Yeovil have a good manager but he is unlikely to save them from the drop at the end of the season. Do we want to become a yoyo club again ? I think things are moving in the right direction - not that I will be getting another season ticket !
Agree. The team is not mature enough to withstand the battering they would surely get in the Championship at the moment. Whilst I want the club to do well all the time - I would love us to get to the play-offs and win the thing. But it would be short term euphoria, followed by a season of probable pain and suffering. Just to be in the Championship isn't really good enough, I would like to see us with the ability to stay there. Leyton Orient were rebuilding last season, finished in 7th, and look at them now. Contenders for auto promotion, or a strong shout at winning the play-offs (never a gimme). They should be able withstand the rigors of the 2nd tier. Also Brentford are stronger now than last season. Eigher could do well. I would rather see us build on this season's efforts and be better prepared for life in the Championship in 2015/16, providing it all goes to plan and we actually get there. The likes of Millwall and Barnsley should be favourites for a swift return and it is likely to be a tough league again, but as they say ... It's a Funny 'Ol Game.
I don't agree with your argument. We have been in the bottom 2 divisions for 14 years now. I'd rather be a yo-yo club than stay here for the next 14 years.

When we reached the play off final in 2010, there was a section of our support saying we're not ready to go up then too. We didn't go up, then we were relegated the following season.

If we do get the opportunity in the play offs this season (I don't think we will) then we need to try and grasp it with both hands and worry about the Championship when we're there.
[quote][p][bold]Rebel_phish[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: I don't agree Paul, the team player for player is as good as last season, if he had set the team up and played the way we are now and cut out the tippy tappy boring stuff we would be in a much better points position, I love the way that two wins and a draw makes everyone forget about the last three months. That said he deserves credit for changing it now....[/p][/quote]" we would be in a much better points position " Agreed but Swindon Town as a club is not yet stable or mature enough for The Championship. Yeovil have a good manager but he is unlikely to save them from the drop at the end of the season. Do we want to become a yoyo club again ? I think things are moving in the right direction - not that I will be getting another season ticket ![/p][/quote]Agree. The team is not mature enough to withstand the battering they would surely get in the Championship at the moment. Whilst I want the club to do well all the time - I would love us to get to the play-offs and win the thing. But it would be short term euphoria, followed by a season of probable pain and suffering. Just to be in the Championship isn't really good enough, I would like to see us with the ability to stay there. Leyton Orient were rebuilding last season, finished in 7th, and look at them now. Contenders for auto promotion, or a strong shout at winning the play-offs (never a gimme). They should be able withstand the rigors of the 2nd tier. Also Brentford are stronger now than last season. Eigher could do well. I would rather see us build on this season's efforts and be better prepared for life in the Championship in 2015/16, providing it all goes to plan and we actually get there. The likes of Millwall and Barnsley should be favourites for a swift return and it is likely to be a tough league again, but as they say ... It's a Funny 'Ol Game.[/p][/quote]I don't agree with your argument. We have been in the bottom 2 divisions for 14 years now. I'd rather be a yo-yo club than stay here for the next 14 years. When we reached the play off final in 2010, there was a section of our support saying we're not ready to go up then too. We didn't go up, then we were relegated the following season. If we do get the opportunity in the play offs this season (I don't think we will) then we need to try and grasp it with both hands and worry about the Championship when we're there. LionelHutz
  • Score: 9

1:09pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Wilesy says...

LionelHutz wrote:
Rebel_phish wrote:
umpcah wrote:
Is that you Lovesey wrote: I don't agree Paul, the team player for player is as good as last season, if he had set the team up and played the way we are now and cut out the tippy tappy boring stuff we would be in a much better points position, I love the way that two wins and a draw makes everyone forget about the last three months. That said he deserves credit for changing it now....
" we would be in a much better points position " Agreed but Swindon Town as a club is not yet stable or mature enough for The Championship. Yeovil have a good manager but he is unlikely to save them from the drop at the end of the season. Do we want to become a yoyo club again ? I think things are moving in the right direction - not that I will be getting another season ticket !
Agree. The team is not mature enough to withstand the battering they would surely get in the Championship at the moment. Whilst I want the club to do well all the time - I would love us to get to the play-offs and win the thing. But it would be short term euphoria, followed by a season of probable pain and suffering. Just to be in the Championship isn't really good enough, I would like to see us with the ability to stay there. Leyton Orient were rebuilding last season, finished in 7th, and look at them now. Contenders for auto promotion, or a strong shout at winning the play-offs (never a gimme). They should be able withstand the rigors of the 2nd tier. Also Brentford are stronger now than last season. Eigher could do well. I would rather see us build on this season's efforts and be better prepared for life in the Championship in 2015/16, providing it all goes to plan and we actually get there. The likes of Millwall and Barnsley should be favourites for a swift return and it is likely to be a tough league again, but as they say ... It's a Funny 'Ol Game.
I don't agree with your argument. We have been in the bottom 2 divisions for 14 years now. I'd rather be a yo-yo club than stay here for the next 14 years.

When we reached the play off final in 2010, there was a section of our support saying we're not ready to go up then too. We didn't go up, then we were relegated the following season.

If we do get the opportunity in the play offs this season (I don't think we will) then we need to try and grasp it with both hands and worry about the Championship when we're there.
I strongly think that as each season goes by the chances of getting in the Championship and then surviving in it diminish, due to the parachute payments and increasing spending power of clubs getting relegated. We are seeing that trickle down to League 1 this year with Wolves....

With that in mind and our well documented sustainability I can't see how we will be in a significantly better position in 12 months time than we are now in terms of being ready for the Championship? The only marginal improvement will be if a few of our better players get another 50 games experience next season but then they would have to stay through 3 more transfer windows.

We would be £5m better off from promotion, realistically would need many new players, and without sounding all 'Bradley Red' would probably face a relegation battle either way. I'm with LionelHutz on this, agree it would be great to have a crack at it asap.
[quote][p][bold]LionelHutz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rebel_phish[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: I don't agree Paul, the team player for player is as good as last season, if he had set the team up and played the way we are now and cut out the tippy tappy boring stuff we would be in a much better points position, I love the way that two wins and a draw makes everyone forget about the last three months. That said he deserves credit for changing it now....[/p][/quote]" we would be in a much better points position " Agreed but Swindon Town as a club is not yet stable or mature enough for The Championship. Yeovil have a good manager but he is unlikely to save them from the drop at the end of the season. Do we want to become a yoyo club again ? I think things are moving in the right direction - not that I will be getting another season ticket ![/p][/quote]Agree. The team is not mature enough to withstand the battering they would surely get in the Championship at the moment. Whilst I want the club to do well all the time - I would love us to get to the play-offs and win the thing. But it would be short term euphoria, followed by a season of probable pain and suffering. Just to be in the Championship isn't really good enough, I would like to see us with the ability to stay there. Leyton Orient were rebuilding last season, finished in 7th, and look at them now. Contenders for auto promotion, or a strong shout at winning the play-offs (never a gimme). They should be able withstand the rigors of the 2nd tier. Also Brentford are stronger now than last season. Eigher could do well. I would rather see us build on this season's efforts and be better prepared for life in the Championship in 2015/16, providing it all goes to plan and we actually get there. The likes of Millwall and Barnsley should be favourites for a swift return and it is likely to be a tough league again, but as they say ... It's a Funny 'Ol Game.[/p][/quote]I don't agree with your argument. We have been in the bottom 2 divisions for 14 years now. I'd rather be a yo-yo club than stay here for the next 14 years. When we reached the play off final in 2010, there was a section of our support saying we're not ready to go up then too. We didn't go up, then we were relegated the following season. If we do get the opportunity in the play offs this season (I don't think we will) then we need to try and grasp it with both hands and worry about the Championship when we're there.[/p][/quote]I strongly think that as each season goes by the chances of getting in the Championship and then surviving in it diminish, due to the parachute payments and increasing spending power of clubs getting relegated. We are seeing that trickle down to League 1 this year with Wolves.... With that in mind and our well documented sustainability I can't see how we will be in a significantly better position in 12 months time than we are now in terms of being ready for the Championship? The only marginal improvement will be if a few of our better players get another 50 games experience next season but then they would have to stay through 3 more transfer windows. We would be £5m better off from promotion, realistically would need many new players, and without sounding all 'Bradley Red' would probably face a relegation battle either way. I'm with LionelHutz on this, agree it would be great to have a crack at it asap. Wilesy
  • Score: 10

1:17pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Swindon1984 says...

LionelHutz wrote:
Rebel_phish wrote:
umpcah wrote:
Is that you Lovesey wrote: I don't agree Paul, the team player for player is as good as last season, if he had set the team up and played the way we are now and cut out the tippy tappy boring stuff we would be in a much better points position, I love the way that two wins and a draw makes everyone forget about the last three months. That said he deserves credit for changing it now....
" we would be in a much better points position " Agreed but Swindon Town as a club is not yet stable or mature enough for The Championship. Yeovil have a good manager but he is unlikely to save them from the drop at the end of the season. Do we want to become a yoyo club again ? I think things are moving in the right direction - not that I will be getting another season ticket !
Agree. The team is not mature enough to withstand the battering they would surely get in the Championship at the moment. Whilst I want the club to do well all the time - I would love us to get to the play-offs and win the thing. But it would be short term euphoria, followed by a season of probable pain and suffering. Just to be in the Championship isn't really good enough, I would like to see us with the ability to stay there. Leyton Orient were rebuilding last season, finished in 7th, and look at them now. Contenders for auto promotion, or a strong shout at winning the play-offs (never a gimme). They should be able withstand the rigors of the 2nd tier. Also Brentford are stronger now than last season. Eigher could do well. I would rather see us build on this season's efforts and be better prepared for life in the Championship in 2015/16, providing it all goes to plan and we actually get there. The likes of Millwall and Barnsley should be favourites for a swift return and it is likely to be a tough league again, but as they say ... It's a Funny 'Ol Game.
I don't agree with your argument. We have been in the bottom 2 divisions for 14 years now. I'd rather be a yo-yo club than stay here for the next 14 years. When we reached the play off final in 2010, there was a section of our support saying we're not ready to go up then too. We didn't go up, then we were relegated the following season. If we do get the opportunity in the play offs this season (I don't think we will) then we need to try and grasp it with both hands and worry about the Championship when we're there.
I agree with that last line - no point worrying about the championship until we actually get there. But then again I get what they're trying to do with the club, gradual improvement so that when we do go up (could be two years, could be ten, who knows) we're better prepared. I love the thought of promotion but certainly don't like the idea of getting humiliated every week and then being relegated. Think the club needs to be in a stable financial position before going up really.
[quote][p][bold]LionelHutz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rebel_phish[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: I don't agree Paul, the team player for player is as good as last season, if he had set the team up and played the way we are now and cut out the tippy tappy boring stuff we would be in a much better points position, I love the way that two wins and a draw makes everyone forget about the last three months. That said he deserves credit for changing it now....[/p][/quote]" we would be in a much better points position " Agreed but Swindon Town as a club is not yet stable or mature enough for The Championship. Yeovil have a good manager but he is unlikely to save them from the drop at the end of the season. Do we want to become a yoyo club again ? I think things are moving in the right direction - not that I will be getting another season ticket ![/p][/quote]Agree. The team is not mature enough to withstand the battering they would surely get in the Championship at the moment. Whilst I want the club to do well all the time - I would love us to get to the play-offs and win the thing. But it would be short term euphoria, followed by a season of probable pain and suffering. Just to be in the Championship isn't really good enough, I would like to see us with the ability to stay there. Leyton Orient were rebuilding last season, finished in 7th, and look at them now. Contenders for auto promotion, or a strong shout at winning the play-offs (never a gimme). They should be able withstand the rigors of the 2nd tier. Also Brentford are stronger now than last season. Eigher could do well. I would rather see us build on this season's efforts and be better prepared for life in the Championship in 2015/16, providing it all goes to plan and we actually get there. The likes of Millwall and Barnsley should be favourites for a swift return and it is likely to be a tough league again, but as they say ... It's a Funny 'Ol Game.[/p][/quote]I don't agree with your argument. We have been in the bottom 2 divisions for 14 years now. I'd rather be a yo-yo club than stay here for the next 14 years. When we reached the play off final in 2010, there was a section of our support saying we're not ready to go up then too. We didn't go up, then we were relegated the following season. If we do get the opportunity in the play offs this season (I don't think we will) then we need to try and grasp it with both hands and worry about the Championship when we're there.[/p][/quote]I agree with that last line - no point worrying about the championship until we actually get there. But then again I get what they're trying to do with the club, gradual improvement so that when we do go up (could be two years, could be ten, who knows) we're better prepared. I love the thought of promotion but certainly don't like the idea of getting humiliated every week and then being relegated. Think the club needs to be in a stable financial position before going up really. Swindon1984
  • Score: 6

1:22pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Forevered says...

The last 3 games have been impressive, in that we have ground out results, even if we have had to win ugly. We seem to be on a little run now and just at the right time. Not sure what the score is on Ward! was he available for selection yesterday? Either way I am pleased to see Thompson as skipper, for all the right reasons, and us grinding out results. Promising signs as the season draws to a close.
The last 3 games have been impressive, in that we have ground out results, even if we have had to win ugly. We seem to be on a little run now and just at the right time. Not sure what the score is on Ward! was he available for selection yesterday? Either way I am pleased to see Thompson as skipper, for all the right reasons, and us grinding out results. Promising signs as the season draws to a close. Forevered
  • Score: 6

1:57pm Wed 26 Mar 14

sagadude says...

Cookie43 wrote:
Long drive home last night but well worth it
Great win!
Defo cross haha
Hey still no posts from BRADLEY RED!!!
Where are you Bradley Red?? Not posted on here for ages!!
Thats right u only post negative crap!!!
Oh dear, you must be no more than the age of ten?
[quote][p][bold]Cookie43[/bold] wrote: Long drive home last night but well worth it Great win! Defo cross haha Hey still no posts from BRADLEY RED!!! Where are you Bradley Red?? Not posted on here for ages!! Thats right u only post negative crap!!![/p][/quote]Oh dear, you must be no more than the age of ten? sagadude
  • Score: -15

2:41pm Wed 26 Mar 14

the wizard says...

So after salvaging a game with ten men for a point, a win at home and beating a side unfortunately destined for the drop and or so it would appear, a lot here suddenly have play off's in their sights, after Cooper had to get the hair drier out last night. Please people, wake up, we are no where near good enough, and let us be really honest here, has Power got the ambition to take the club up this season when he needs desperately to get more things in place first.

I'm all for promotion, but not to be on the end of a whipping every week as the club as a whole is not set up yet. Next season, yes, but Power hasn't had time to turn around the financial side yet with PDC earners still here. We need a season or two to get some depth back into the club as a whole, and to get auto on merit over the 46 games rather than the play off lottery which ends up with a Wembley rip-off day. The FL can poke the Lottery day, lets go up on shear merit because our team is good enough over the season, not a few games at the end of it. Those extra weeks while those games are being played also prohibit the chances of signing some of the better players available for the next season. The main message is Cooper seems to have got more control over the team of late, we have turned things around against some rather questionable opposition, but this side has a very long way to go and there are far too many vulnerabilities out there that other experienced managers are far to happy to pick up on. As Cooper says,its still work in progress.
So after salvaging a game with ten men for a point, a win at home and beating a side unfortunately destined for the drop and or so it would appear, a lot here suddenly have play off's in their sights, after Cooper had to get the hair drier out last night. Please people, wake up, we are no where near good enough, and let us be really honest here, has Power got the ambition to take the club up this season when he needs desperately to get more things in place first. I'm all for promotion, but not to be on the end of a whipping every week as the club as a whole is not set up yet. Next season, yes, but Power hasn't had time to turn around the financial side yet with PDC earners still here. We need a season or two to get some depth back into the club as a whole, and to get auto on merit over the 46 games rather than the play off lottery which ends up with a Wembley rip-off day. The FL can poke the Lottery day, lets go up on shear merit because our team is good enough over the season, not a few games at the end of it. Those extra weeks while those games are being played also prohibit the chances of signing some of the better players available for the next season. The main message is Cooper seems to have got more control over the team of late, we have turned things around against some rather questionable opposition, but this side has a very long way to go and there are far too many vulnerabilities out there that other experienced managers are far to happy to pick up on. As Cooper says,its still work in progress. the wizard
  • Score: -11

3:06pm Wed 26 Mar 14

smirg kcab says...

Cookie43 wrote:
Long drive home last night but well worth it
Great win!
Defo cross haha
Hey still no posts from BRADLEY RED!!!
Where are you Bradley Red?? Not posted on here for ages!!
Thats right u only post negative crap!!!
Hi dough boy
All that way to say deffo cross? Yet again nothing to contribute about the game, shame you spend sleepless nights worry about other people.
Duhhhh I'm flom swindle
[quote][p][bold]Cookie43[/bold] wrote: Long drive home last night but well worth it Great win! Defo cross haha Hey still no posts from BRADLEY RED!!! Where are you Bradley Red?? Not posted on here for ages!! Thats right u only post negative crap!!![/p][/quote]Hi dough boy All that way to say deffo cross? Yet again nothing to contribute about the game, shame you spend sleepless nights worry about other people. Duhhhh I'm flom swindle smirg kcab
  • Score: -10

3:19pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Oi Den! says...

In reality how often do clubs gradually build towards promotion? If you build a side that nearly makes it, there is always the chance that some of the better players will move on. So a "nearly" season can easily be followed by a bad one, as happened in 10/11. I'm with Wilesy. It's hard to see how we will be better placed in 12 months than we are now. If we were to get the chance of promotion we should grab it with both hands. The truth is though that sneaking into the play offs would be a minor miracle. Winning them would be a major one. And losing in the play offs is worse than finishing 7th.
In reality how often do clubs gradually build towards promotion? If you build a side that nearly makes it, there is always the chance that some of the better players will move on. So a "nearly" season can easily be followed by a bad one, as happened in 10/11. I'm with Wilesy. It's hard to see how we will be better placed in 12 months than we are now. If we were to get the chance of promotion we should grab it with both hands. The truth is though that sneaking into the play offs would be a minor miracle. Winning them would be a major one. And losing in the play offs is worse than finishing 7th. Oi Den!
  • Score: 5

3:49pm Wed 26 Mar 14

the don69 says...

If Yeovil can make the Championship then almost any side can! and their having a good go,if they stopped conceding very late goals they'd have a darn good chance of staying there! low fan base,very low wage budget but they got there! it can be done chaps and going the other way Bristol Sh1ty,Wolves,Sheff Utd show how not to do it!!!!!!!!!
If Yeovil can make the Championship then almost any side can! and their having a good go,if they stopped conceding very late goals they'd have a darn good chance of staying there! low fan base,very low wage budget but they got there! it can be done chaps and going the other way Bristol Sh1ty,Wolves,Sheff Utd show how not to do it!!!!!!!!! the don69
  • Score: 8

3:58pm Wed 26 Mar 14

maxlowe says...

sagadude wrote:
Cookie43 wrote: Long drive home last night but well worth it Great win! Defo cross haha Hey still no posts from BRADLEY RED!!! Where are you Bradley Red?? Not posted on here for ages!! Thats right u only post negative crap!!!
Oh dear, you must be no more than the age of ten?
He's right though! ;-)
[quote][p][bold]sagadude[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cookie43[/bold] wrote: Long drive home last night but well worth it Great win! Defo cross haha Hey still no posts from BRADLEY RED!!! Where are you Bradley Red?? Not posted on here for ages!! Thats right u only post negative crap!!![/p][/quote]Oh dear, you must be no more than the age of ten?[/p][/quote]He's right though! ;-) maxlowe
  • Score: 8

4:34pm Wed 26 Mar 14

NORTH STAND says...

No way are we planning with a long term strategy that will make us more suited to the championship at some future yet to be defined point. This is football and anyone who has played it or watched it knows that you take your chances when you can. If being a yo-yo club means trips to Sunderland and Nottingham Forest next year rather than to Burton and Oldham then count me in.....

A word of caution though - six points in four days is a cracking effort but whereas I would happily defend our right to the points from Saturday last night was most definitely not of the same ilk.... we were basically played off the park throughout by the fifth from bottom side and stole the points with an extraordinary fluke of a goal (and a bloody good one as well)... never mind though - if we can **** that sixth place that no one else seems to want then we have no less a chance than anyone else of a trip to Wembley and beyond - After that, next year can look after itself....
No way are we planning with a long term strategy that will make us more suited to the championship at some future yet to be defined point. This is football and anyone who has played it or watched it knows that you take your chances when you can. If being a yo-yo club means trips to Sunderland and Nottingham Forest next year rather than to Burton and Oldham then count me in..... A word of caution though - six points in four days is a cracking effort but whereas I would happily defend our right to the points from Saturday last night was most definitely not of the same ilk.... we were basically played off the park throughout by the fifth from bottom side and stole the points with an extraordinary fluke of a goal (and a bloody good one as well)... never mind though - if we can **** that sixth place that no one else seems to want then we have no less a chance than anyone else of a trip to Wembley and beyond - After that, next year can look after itself.... NORTH STAND
  • Score: 7

5:37pm Wed 26 Mar 14

swwindon61uk says...

hertz wrote:
Blades will be thiking exactly te same as us us for the run in but the difference will be I bet they really want to get in the play offs , Saturday will be a tough one . COYR
Yep so was Preston.
Bit of luck and Wembley will be on Sheffield's minds. but i am sure Mr.Clough will bot let that happen.
[quote][p][bold]hertz[/bold] wrote: Blades will be thiking exactly te same as us us for the run in but the difference will be I bet they really want to get in the play offs , Saturday will be a tough one . COYR[/p][/quote]Yep so was Preston. Bit of luck and Wembley will be on Sheffield's minds. but i am sure Mr.Clough will bot let that happen. swwindon61uk
  • Score: 1

6:44pm Wed 26 Mar 14

MARK TITCOMBE says...

Is that you Lovesey wrote:
I don't agree Paul, the team player for player is as good as last season, if he had set the team up and played the way we are now and cut out the tippy tappy boring stuff we would be in a much better points position, I love the way that two wins and a draw makes everyone forget about the last three months.

That said he deserves credit for changing it now....
Yes exactly my freind
[quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: I don't agree Paul, the team player for player is as good as last season, if he had set the team up and played the way we are now and cut out the tippy tappy boring stuff we would be in a much better points position, I love the way that two wins and a draw makes everyone forget about the last three months. That said he deserves credit for changing it now....[/p][/quote]Yes exactly my freind MARK TITCOMBE
  • Score: 1

6:50pm Wed 26 Mar 14

MARK TITCOMBE says...

Still want a different manger though
Still want a different manger though MARK TITCOMBE
  • Score: -4

8:33pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Rebel_phish says...

MARK TITCOMBE wrote:
Still want a different manger though
There will be some that will think the same way as you,

But I have a feeling that there are more that don't.
[quote][p][bold]MARK TITCOMBE[/bold] wrote: Still want a different manger though[/p][/quote]There will be some that will think the same way as you, But I have a feeling that there are more that don't. Rebel_phish
  • Score: 5

10:02pm Wed 26 Mar 14

mancrobin says...

Credit to,the boys last night for sticking with it. Shows that if you hang on in there Lady Luck has a habit of rewarding you.

Not sure MC's team talk achieved much. Tranmere's best spell came after the break, twice hitting the woodwork. Most Town players looked bemused during that spell.
Credit to,the boys last night for sticking with it. Shows that if you hang on in there Lady Luck has a habit of rewarding you. Not sure MC's team talk achieved much. Tranmere's best spell came after the break, twice hitting the woodwork. Most Town players looked bemused during that spell. mancrobin
  • Score: -1

10:06pm Wed 26 Mar 14

lifelong red says...

why worry about making the play- off's anyway - this has always been a season of transition , making the P. O. would be an added and unexpected bonus . What matters to me mostly at this point is that the club is moving in the right direction , both on and off the pitch.
why worry about making the play- off's anyway - this has always been a season of transition , making the P. O. would be an added and unexpected bonus . What matters to me mostly at this point is that the club is moving in the right direction , both on and off the pitch. lifelong red
  • Score: 3

10:14pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Cookie43 says...

sagadude wrote:
Cookie43 wrote:
Long drive home last night but well worth it
Great win!
Defo cross haha
Hey still no posts from BRADLEY RED!!!
Where are you Bradley Red?? Not posted on here for ages!!
Thats right u only post negative crap!!!
Oh dear, you must be no more than the age of ten?
Was i talking to you ?
Pri.ck!!!
[quote][p][bold]sagadude[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cookie43[/bold] wrote: Long drive home last night but well worth it Great win! Defo cross haha Hey still no posts from BRADLEY RED!!! Where are you Bradley Red?? Not posted on here for ages!! Thats right u only post negative crap!!![/p][/quote]Oh dear, you must be no more than the age of ten?[/p][/quote]Was i talking to you ? Pri.ck!!! Cookie43
  • Score: 2

10:16pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Cookie43 says...

smirg kcab wrote:
Cookie43 wrote:
Long drive home last night but well worth it
Great win!
Defo cross haha
Hey still no posts from BRADLEY RED!!!
Where are you Bradley Red?? Not posted on here for ages!!
Thats right u only post negative crap!!!
Hi dough boy
All that way to say deffo cross? Yet again nothing to contribute about the game, shame you spend sleepless nights worry about other people.
Duhhhh I'm flom swindle
Hi Tw.at!
Did you go last night Grim?
No of course not back to your radio
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cookie43[/bold] wrote: Long drive home last night but well worth it Great win! Defo cross haha Hey still no posts from BRADLEY RED!!! Where are you Bradley Red?? Not posted on here for ages!! Thats right u only post negative crap!!![/p][/quote]Hi dough boy All that way to say deffo cross? Yet again nothing to contribute about the game, shame you spend sleepless nights worry about other people. Duhhhh I'm flom swindle[/p][/quote]Hi Tw.at! Did you go last night Grim? No of course not back to your radio Cookie43
  • Score: 4

10:20pm Wed 26 Mar 14

dazzastfc says...

LionelHutz wrote:
Rebel_phish wrote:
umpcah wrote:
Is that you Lovesey wrote: I don't agree Paul, the team player for player is as good as last season, if he had set the team up and played the way we are now and cut out the tippy tappy boring stuff we would be in a much better points position, I love the way that two wins and a draw makes everyone forget about the last three months. That said he deserves credit for changing it now....
" we would be in a much better points position " Agreed but Swindon Town as a club is not yet stable or mature enough for The Championship. Yeovil have a good manager but he is unlikely to save them from the drop at the end of the season. Do we want to become a yoyo club again ? I think things are moving in the right direction - not that I will be getting another season ticket !
Agree. The team is not mature enough to withstand the battering they would surely get in the Championship at the moment. Whilst I want the club to do well all the time - I would love us to get to the play-offs and win the thing. But it would be short term euphoria, followed by a season of probable pain and suffering. Just to be in the Championship isn't really good enough, I would like to see us with the ability to stay there. Leyton Orient were rebuilding last season, finished in 7th, and look at them now. Contenders for auto promotion, or a strong shout at winning the play-offs (never a gimme). They should be able withstand the rigors of the 2nd tier. Also Brentford are stronger now than last season. Eigher could do well. I would rather see us build on this season's efforts and be better prepared for life in the Championship in 2015/16, providing it all goes to plan and we actually get there. The likes of Millwall and Barnsley should be favourites for a swift return and it is likely to be a tough league again, but as they say ... It's a Funny 'Ol Game.
I don't agree with your argument. We have been in the bottom 2 divisions for 14 years now. I'd rather be a yo-yo club than stay here for the next 14 years.

When we reached the play off final in 2010, there was a section of our support saying we're not ready to go up then too. We didn't go up, then we were relegated the following season.

If we do get the opportunity in the play offs this season (I don't think we will) then we need to try and grasp it with both hands and worry about the Championship when we're there.
SPOT ON LionelHutz....
As a paying customer will he or she have the right not to pay full price to watch a team as that team not ready for promotion and pay even more next season ???...
EVERY SEASON IS THERE FOR EVERY TEAM TO TRY AND GAIN PROMOTION...

How can any team not be ready for promotion you mad lot...
The money you get from being in the c/ship EVEN IF IT IS FOR JUST 1 SEASON is way to big and it also gives the club and owners a hole new leas of life PLUS YOU HAVE A BIGGER AND BETTER CHANCE OF BRINGING IN NEW INVERTERS....
[quote][p][bold]LionelHutz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rebel_phish[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: I don't agree Paul, the team player for player is as good as last season, if he had set the team up and played the way we are now and cut out the tippy tappy boring stuff we would be in a much better points position, I love the way that two wins and a draw makes everyone forget about the last three months. That said he deserves credit for changing it now....[/p][/quote]" we would be in a much better points position " Agreed but Swindon Town as a club is not yet stable or mature enough for The Championship. Yeovil have a good manager but he is unlikely to save them from the drop at the end of the season. Do we want to become a yoyo club again ? I think things are moving in the right direction - not that I will be getting another season ticket ![/p][/quote]Agree. The team is not mature enough to withstand the battering they would surely get in the Championship at the moment. Whilst I want the club to do well all the time - I would love us to get to the play-offs and win the thing. But it would be short term euphoria, followed by a season of probable pain and suffering. Just to be in the Championship isn't really good enough, I would like to see us with the ability to stay there. Leyton Orient were rebuilding last season, finished in 7th, and look at them now. Contenders for auto promotion, or a strong shout at winning the play-offs (never a gimme). They should be able withstand the rigors of the 2nd tier. Also Brentford are stronger now than last season. Eigher could do well. I would rather see us build on this season's efforts and be better prepared for life in the Championship in 2015/16, providing it all goes to plan and we actually get there. The likes of Millwall and Barnsley should be favourites for a swift return and it is likely to be a tough league again, but as they say ... It's a Funny 'Ol Game.[/p][/quote]I don't agree with your argument. We have been in the bottom 2 divisions for 14 years now. I'd rather be a yo-yo club than stay here for the next 14 years. When we reached the play off final in 2010, there was a section of our support saying we're not ready to go up then too. We didn't go up, then we were relegated the following season. If we do get the opportunity in the play offs this season (I don't think we will) then we need to try and grasp it with both hands and worry about the Championship when we're there.[/p][/quote]SPOT ON LionelHutz.... As a paying customer will he or she have the right not to pay full price to watch a team as that team not ready for promotion and pay even more next season ???... EVERY SEASON IS THERE FOR EVERY TEAM TO TRY AND GAIN PROMOTION... How can any team not be ready for promotion you mad lot... The money you get from being in the c/ship EVEN IF IT IS FOR JUST 1 SEASON is way to big and it also gives the club and owners a hole new leas of life PLUS YOU HAVE A BIGGER AND BETTER CHANCE OF BRINGING IN NEW INVERTERS.... dazzastfc
  • Score: 0

10:30pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Oxon-Red says...

Just been looking at the remaining fixtures on the BBC website and all fixtures for the weekend of 12/13th April kick-off 7 minutes later than would normally be expected. Is this an error on the website or if it is correct is there anyone who can explain the reason.

COYMR
Just been looking at the remaining fixtures on the BBC website and all fixtures for the weekend of 12/13th April kick-off 7 minutes later than would normally be expected. Is this an error on the website or if it is correct is there anyone who can explain the reason. COYMR Oxon-Red
  • Score: -2

10:33pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Oxon-Red says...

Just found the reason, Hillsborough memorial. Should have googled it in the first place.

COYMR
Just found the reason, Hillsborough memorial. Should have googled it in the first place. COYMR Oxon-Red
  • Score: 1

4:26am Thu 27 Mar 14

mowey33 says...

I have read through the comments on here. I have been to kost of ghe away games this season and have backed cooper but also criticised him on thecteam selections and tactics. As far as the tranmere game we took the lead then conceded and the start of the second half we were lucky not to concede again but we held out and then went onto score and get the 3 points.
Do we want promotion? Opinions are divided for me I would love promotion I want to see my team playing in the highest division possible. The leagues are getting harder and harder each year with bigger clubs falling down the leagues.
For anyone saying we have a better chance next season do you think that is re? You will still have 3 big teams from the play offs plus sheff utd btistol city coventry and the 3 that drop from the championship so there are 9 competitive teams straight away.
If we can make the play offs and gain promotion this season then I would love to see the players step up to the challenge of the championship next season. I believe in my team and we need to take chances for me come on you reds letschase promotion
I have read through the comments on here. I have been to kost of ghe away games this season and have backed cooper but also criticised him on thecteam selections and tactics. As far as the tranmere game we took the lead then conceded and the start of the second half we were lucky not to concede again but we held out and then went onto score and get the 3 points. Do we want promotion? Opinions are divided for me I would love promotion I want to see my team playing in the highest division possible. The leagues are getting harder and harder each year with bigger clubs falling down the leagues. For anyone saying we have a better chance next season do you think that is re? You will still have 3 big teams from the play offs plus sheff utd btistol city coventry and the 3 that drop from the championship so there are 9 competitive teams straight away. If we can make the play offs and gain promotion this season then I would love to see the players step up to the challenge of the championship next season. I believe in my team and we need to take chances for me come on you reds letschase promotion mowey33
  • Score: 1

7:47am Thu 27 Mar 14

London Red says...

I honestly can't see why don't think we can progress and get better next season
.
Obviously it's not guaranteed as teams go up and down
.
However I would say we are far more likely to develop next season
.
Firstly - we have had our Owner and Chairman state we DO NOT NEED TO SELL ANYONE - so no more Rotchie walking away for peanuts!
.
If we sell it will be like Flint - get a good fee and reinvest in another like Luongo
.
Another crucial reason will be experience - as I said in another article if we named the same team as we did against Preston next season they wouldn't have 800 odd appearances but likely to be 1,300 appearances - and all those extra games will more than likely make them better players
.
Less so Wes, N.Thompson and Troy who are already past their first seasons - but certainy for Byrne, Luongo, Kasim, Gladwin, A.Smith, M.Smith et al
.
Also players like Tijane will hopefully be fully over injuries and settled so can start to show the form and skill as I why we signed him
.
Also I shocked at how little people think the removal of the legacy costs are going to help us
.
We have heard all year about the squad not being built correctly yet rarely the same time acknowledge hands were probably tied as a massive chunk of our budget was going on players who are not contributing
.
That ends this summer - thus we do not need to sell - and that will now mean we can more than likely afford some ayers we could not next season
.
I know the budget is going to get cut - but that will be by paying the new person say half what Williams or Navarro were getting and releasing the extra 10 or so players on our books we do not need
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I'm looking forward to next season to see how our squad develops as develop is what I think will happen
I honestly can't see why don't think we can progress and get better next season . Obviously it's not guaranteed as teams go up and down . However I would say we are far more likely to develop next season . Firstly - we have had our Owner and Chairman state we DO NOT NEED TO SELL ANYONE - so no more Rotchie walking away for peanuts! . If we sell it will be like Flint - get a good fee and reinvest in another like Luongo . Another crucial reason will be experience - as I said in another article if we named the same team as we did against Preston next season they wouldn't have 800 odd appearances but likely to be 1,300 appearances - and all those extra games will more than likely make them better players . Less so Wes, N.Thompson and Troy who are already past their first seasons - but certainy for Byrne, Luongo, Kasim, Gladwin, A.Smith, M.Smith et al . Also players like Tijane will hopefully be fully over injuries and settled so can start to show the form and skill as I why we signed him . Also I shocked at how little people think the removal of the legacy costs are going to help us . We have heard all year about the squad not being built correctly yet rarely the same time acknowledge hands were probably tied as a massive chunk of our budget was going on players who are not contributing . That ends this summer - thus we do not need to sell - and that will now mean we can more than likely afford some ayers we could not next season . I know the budget is going to get cut - but that will be by paying the new person say half what Williams or Navarro were getting and releasing the extra 10 or so players on our books we do not need . I'm looking forward to next season to see how our squad develops as develop is what I think will happen London Red
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5:33pm Fri 28 Mar 14

MARK TITCOMBE says...

Rebel_phish wrote:
MARK TITCOMBE wrote:
Still want a different manger though
There will be some that will think the same way as you,

But I have a feeling that there are more that don't.
Possibly
[quote][p][bold]Rebel_phish[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MARK TITCOMBE[/bold] wrote: Still want a different manger though[/p][/quote]There will be some that will think the same way as you, But I have a feeling that there are more that don't.[/p][/quote]Possibly MARK TITCOMBE
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