Kasim calls for Town to find their identity

Yaser Kasim

Yaser Kasim

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YASER Kasim has stressed the need for Swindon Town to quickly adopt a collective identity to compensate for their lack of numbers and experience, ahead of the start of the new League One term next month.

The midfielder, who with just a single full season of first-team football under his belt is now one of the senior players in the Town squad, believes the Robins’ young side must settle on a shared footballing philosophy and stick to it over the course of the campaign.

That way, the Iraqi international feels Swindon will be able to counter teams jam-packed with seasoned know-how and older players, as they bid to replicate their surprise successes of last season.

He told the Advertiser: “We have to have an identity – an identity in that we know what we’re going to go out on the pitch and do. We have to dominate all the time. Each player has their own identity and role within the team. They have to focus on that and make sure it’s happening week in, week out.

“If you’re not having a great game you have to up your fitness, you have to make more tackles, you have to make more runs for the team, you have to be a lot more selfless – but we have to have an identity.

“We don’t want to go into the season and mix and match – some games do this and some do that. No. Everybody knows what they’re doing and we have a philosophy. If it’s not working out we will realise what it is because we’ve got the system in place.

“You look at the video, say this is going wrong. We’ve got to have an identity, I think that is very important because it doesn’t look like we’re going to have a big squad, which could work in our favour.”

When asked whether he would be happy to start the season tomorrow, with the current crop of players at the County Ground, he said: “We still need a bit more time. I could say I’m happy now but I’d be lying because we need to work a bit more. It’s not necessarily the players; it’s the system, the way we’re playing – we’ve got to get it to the next level.

“I think we could have dominated a bit more against South ampton. They’re a good side, a Premier League side but I felt we could have dominated a bit more. That’s why we’ve got to work on it so when we play Scunthorpe on August 9 we dominate the game.

“It doesn’t matter who we’re playing, home or away, we need to dominate the game.”

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6:54am Thu 24 Jul 14

The Nomis says...

Gonna be a season of struggle mark my words. One season under his belt and he is one of our most experienced players!!!. What we gonna do when injuries and suspensions come in?. Def think we'll finish bottom 4 this season and no, I never predicted that for last season, I said around 12th, which we did slightly better by finishing 8th but we had a bigger and more experienced squad last season. Not being all doom and gloom, just how I see it and predict and if you were all honest within yourselves you must admit to being very worried and concerned and not very optimistic of us finishing very high in the table....but we shall see, still just over 2 weeks to go.
Gonna be a season of struggle mark my words. One season under his belt and he is one of our most experienced players!!!. What we gonna do when injuries and suspensions come in?. Def think we'll finish bottom 4 this season and no, I never predicted that for last season, I said around 12th, which we did slightly better by finishing 8th but we had a bigger and more experienced squad last season. Not being all doom and gloom, just how I see it and predict and if you were all honest within yourselves you must admit to being very worried and concerned and not very optimistic of us finishing very high in the table....but we shall see, still just over 2 weeks to go. The Nomis
  • Score: -35

7:01am Thu 24 Jul 14

Chish and Fips says...

Hopefully on here today we will a good debate on football and NOT a personal battle of keyboard warriors.
Hopefully on here today we will a good debate on football and NOT a personal battle of keyboard warriors. Chish and Fips
  • Score: 7

7:02am Thu 24 Jul 14

Chish and Fips says...

'will have a good debate '
'will have a good debate ' Chish and Fips
  • Score: 1

7:18am Thu 24 Jul 14

port de soller says...

It´s clear STFC have cut there cloth accordingly,money is tight (LP the owner has been up front and said he cannot do this alone)
yes no doubt will be a difficult season,just think back to the last one?????
Just feel expectations of us fans can be a little much at times,we tend to look for things that aint there yet.As for MC,OK do feel he was a cheap alternitive but at the time the only one STFC had.
I have just finalised 5 flights for next season and will be sorting tickets out etc(mmm believe me it aint cheap flights these days) still like many of you we are Town Supporters and as such are there through thick and thin times.
So to us all we should try to be Positive support our young Team,I get the feeling they will do us proud.
So no matter what we are all STFC Fans support the club, as for doom and gloom I guess there will be some.
So Town fans Heads Up support them
It´s clear STFC have cut there cloth accordingly,money is tight (LP the owner has been up front and said he cannot do this alone) yes no doubt will be a difficult season,just think back to the last one????? Just feel expectations of us fans can be a little much at times,we tend to look for things that aint there yet.As for MC,OK do feel he was a cheap alternitive but at the time the only one STFC had. I have just finalised 5 flights for next season and will be sorting tickets out etc(mmm believe me it aint cheap flights these days) still like many of you we are Town Supporters and as such are there through thick and thin times. So to us all we should try to be Positive support our young Team,I get the feeling they will do us proud. So no matter what we are all STFC Fans support the club, as for doom and gloom I guess there will be some. So Town fans Heads Up support them port de soller
  • Score: 16

7:33am Thu 24 Jul 14

EastleazeRed says...

The Nomis wrote:
Gonna be a season of struggle mark my words. One season under his belt and he is one of our most experienced players!!!. What we gonna do when injuries and suspensions come in?. Def think we'll finish bottom 4 this season and no, I never predicted that for last season, I said around 12th, which we did slightly better by finishing 8th but we had a bigger and more experienced squad last season. Not being all doom and gloom, just how I see it and predict and if you were all honest within yourselves you must admit to being very worried and concerned and not very optimistic of us finishing very high in the table....but we shall see, still just over 2 weeks to go.
Got to agree with some of the above fans that have invested money in season tickets expect some sort of return . The signings so far have been very underwhelming and the squad lookes bare . A good start is needed or a few of them kids are gonna be under a lot of pressure very early on .
[quote][p][bold]The Nomis[/bold] wrote: Gonna be a season of struggle mark my words. One season under his belt and he is one of our most experienced players!!!. What we gonna do when injuries and suspensions come in?. Def think we'll finish bottom 4 this season and no, I never predicted that for last season, I said around 12th, which we did slightly better by finishing 8th but we had a bigger and more experienced squad last season. Not being all doom and gloom, just how I see it and predict and if you were all honest within yourselves you must admit to being very worried and concerned and not very optimistic of us finishing very high in the table....but we shall see, still just over 2 weeks to go.[/p][/quote]Got to agree with some of the above fans that have invested money in season tickets expect some sort of return . The signings so far have been very underwhelming and the squad lookes bare . A good start is needed or a few of them kids are gonna be under a lot of pressure very early on . EastleazeRed
  • Score: -1

7:55am Thu 24 Jul 14

ciclosporindorset says...

Seems to me when you buy a season ticket it's the same as buying multiple single tickets. when I buy a ticket it's to watch 2 teams play football. I have done this for 50 years with no greater expectation than that. The added value in this is a win or a wonderful defeat. If we get many wonderful defeats I will still buy a ticket next time. Best wishes stfc for a hopefully wonderful journey in 2014/5.
Seems to me when you buy a season ticket it's the same as buying multiple single tickets. when I buy a ticket it's to watch 2 teams play football. I have done this for 50 years with no greater expectation than that. The added value in this is a win or a wonderful defeat. If we get many wonderful defeats I will still buy a ticket next time. Best wishes stfc for a hopefully wonderful journey in 2014/5. ciclosporindorset
  • Score: 40

9:43am Thu 24 Jul 14

Wilesy says...

ciclosporindorset wrote:
Seems to me when you buy a season ticket it's the same as buying multiple single tickets. when I buy a ticket it's to watch 2 teams play football. I have done this for 50 years with no greater expectation than that. The added value in this is a win or a wonderful defeat. If we get many wonderful defeats I will still buy a ticket next time. Best wishes stfc for a hopefully wonderful journey in 2014/5.
That's a good way of looking at it ciclo. I think I should adopt that same viewpoint.

Although we have lost so many experienced, strong, players over the summer, and logic tells me that we are weaker as a result in terms of squad depth, competition for places, physical strength and experience, I suppose we still have a good number of young professionals on the books who Cooper, Williams and Power clearly rate highly as they expect us to improve on last seasons position. Lets see.

Loyal fans will buy season tickets come what may, but I wouldn't expect a 50/50 fan to get one based on the summers activity.

9 days to kick off, I thought we would have confirmed the 4 season long Prem youngsters by now.

Having a look at the Derby lad for a month with a view to a season-long suggests 1 of the 4 might have fallen through, hopefully not Stephens.

Will be interesting to see how Stephens fares without man-mountain Troy. We tried various partnerships last season that was the best by a mile. I wasn't a fan of Hall as he didn't look strong enough and didn't win enough in the air. Really feel we need an experienced brute of a CB to go with whichever new youngster on loan.

I will still be there next season though.....
[quote][p][bold]ciclosporindorset[/bold] wrote: Seems to me when you buy a season ticket it's the same as buying multiple single tickets. when I buy a ticket it's to watch 2 teams play football. I have done this for 50 years with no greater expectation than that. The added value in this is a win or a wonderful defeat. If we get many wonderful defeats I will still buy a ticket next time. Best wishes stfc for a hopefully wonderful journey in 2014/5.[/p][/quote]That's a good way of looking at it ciclo. I think I should adopt that same viewpoint. Although we have lost so many experienced, strong, players over the summer, and logic tells me that we are weaker as a result in terms of squad depth, competition for places, physical strength and experience, I suppose we still have a good number of young professionals on the books who Cooper, Williams and Power clearly rate highly as they expect us to improve on last seasons position. Lets see. Loyal fans will buy season tickets come what may, but I wouldn't expect a 50/50 fan to get one based on the summers activity. 9 days to kick off, I thought we would have confirmed the 4 season long Prem youngsters by now. Having a look at the Derby lad for a month with a view to a season-long suggests 1 of the 4 might have fallen through, hopefully not Stephens. Will be interesting to see how Stephens fares without man-mountain Troy. We tried various partnerships last season that was the best by a mile. I wasn't a fan of Hall as he didn't look strong enough and didn't win enough in the air. Really feel we need an experienced brute of a CB to go with whichever new youngster on loan. I will still be there next season though..... Wilesy
  • Score: 7

9:59am Thu 24 Jul 14

dreamofacleansheet2 says...

I've just finally got around to renewing my season ticket this morning. Not ideal missed the early bird and re-reduced price but their you go. definitely not a "value" purchase as it would be cheaper to go for individual games.

Unlike last pre-season when I was positively suicidal. This year I'm feeling quite good about it. I like the idea of 3-5-2 and if we can get the loans that we are looking for I think we'll surprise a lot of people again. For example I've been Louis T's biggest fan. I wanted him in the team from day 1 last year. He is undoubtedly a better player at season's end than at start and I think he will continue to improve. This augers well as I believe others will improve for their first seasons.

Keep the faith people, keep the faith.
I've just finally got around to renewing my season ticket this morning. Not ideal missed the early bird and re-reduced price but their you go. definitely not a "value" purchase as it would be cheaper to go for individual games. Unlike last pre-season when I was positively suicidal. This year I'm feeling quite good about it. I like the idea of 3-5-2 and if we can get the loans that we are looking for I think we'll surprise a lot of people again. For example I've been Louis T's biggest fan. I wanted him in the team from day 1 last year. He is undoubtedly a better player at season's end than at start and I think he will continue to improve. This augers well as I believe others will improve for their first seasons. Keep the faith people, keep the faith. dreamofacleansheet2
  • Score: 11

10:14am Thu 24 Jul 14

London Red says...

Wilesy wrote:
ciclosporindorset wrote: Seems to me when you buy a season ticket it's the same as buying multiple single tickets. when I buy a ticket it's to watch 2 teams play football. I have done this for 50 years with no greater expectation than that. The added value in this is a win or a wonderful defeat. If we get many wonderful defeats I will still buy a ticket next time. Best wishes stfc for a hopefully wonderful journey in 2014/5.
That's a good way of looking at it ciclo. I think I should adopt that same viewpoint. Although we have lost so many experienced, strong, players over the summer, and logic tells me that we are weaker as a result in terms of squad depth, competition for places, physical strength and experience, I suppose we still have a good number of young professionals on the books who Cooper, Williams and Power clearly rate highly as they expect us to improve on last seasons position. Lets see. Loyal fans will buy season tickets come what may, but I wouldn't expect a 50/50 fan to get one based on the summers activity. 9 days to kick off, I thought we would have confirmed the 4 season long Prem youngsters by now. Having a look at the Derby lad for a month with a view to a season-long suggests 1 of the 4 might have fallen through, hopefully not Stephens. Will be interesting to see how Stephens fares without man-mountain Troy. We tried various partnerships last season that was the best by a mile. I wasn't a fan of Hall as he didn't look strong enough and didn't win enough in the air. Really feel we need an experienced brute of a CB to go with whichever new youngster on loan. I will still be there next season though.....
Its only 24 July - we still have 15 days to the KO
.
Power/Cooper always said the loans would not arrive until end of July as their parent squads will want to have a good look at them sort out their own squads etc
.
Stephens is the big one and if we can get him in before Leeds then I think we will be fine with the others coming in before the window slams shut
.
As for STs - the only reason they are purchased is to save the holder money - nothing more nothing less!
.
Its the same as an annual ST on the trains or the Cinema or anything else - you don't get one based on the investment being made - you get one purely to save you money!
.
If it was about investing in the club then matchday tickets would be puchased as instead of giving the club £375-£400 you would give them £575 or as someelse said shares purchased where you do not expect anything in return for your contribution
[quote][p][bold]Wilesy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ciclosporindorset[/bold] wrote: Seems to me when you buy a season ticket it's the same as buying multiple single tickets. when I buy a ticket it's to watch 2 teams play football. I have done this for 50 years with no greater expectation than that. The added value in this is a win or a wonderful defeat. If we get many wonderful defeats I will still buy a ticket next time. Best wishes stfc for a hopefully wonderful journey in 2014/5.[/p][/quote]That's a good way of looking at it ciclo. I think I should adopt that same viewpoint. Although we have lost so many experienced, strong, players over the summer, and logic tells me that we are weaker as a result in terms of squad depth, competition for places, physical strength and experience, I suppose we still have a good number of young professionals on the books who Cooper, Williams and Power clearly rate highly as they expect us to improve on last seasons position. Lets see. Loyal fans will buy season tickets come what may, but I wouldn't expect a 50/50 fan to get one based on the summers activity. 9 days to kick off, I thought we would have confirmed the 4 season long Prem youngsters by now. Having a look at the Derby lad for a month with a view to a season-long suggests 1 of the 4 might have fallen through, hopefully not Stephens. Will be interesting to see how Stephens fares without man-mountain Troy. We tried various partnerships last season that was the best by a mile. I wasn't a fan of Hall as he didn't look strong enough and didn't win enough in the air. Really feel we need an experienced brute of a CB to go with whichever new youngster on loan. I will still be there next season though.....[/p][/quote]Its only 24 July - we still have 15 days to the KO . Power/Cooper always said the loans would not arrive until end of July as their parent squads will want to have a good look at them sort out their own squads etc . Stephens is the big one and if we can get him in before Leeds then I think we will be fine with the others coming in before the window slams shut . As for STs - the only reason they are purchased is to save the holder money - nothing more nothing less! . Its the same as an annual ST on the trains or the Cinema or anything else - you don't get one based on the investment being made - you get one purely to save you money! . If it was about investing in the club then matchday tickets would be puchased as instead of giving the club £375-£400 you would give them £575 or as someelse said shares purchased where you do not expect anything in return for your contribution London Red
  • Score: 1

10:29am Thu 24 Jul 14

Wilesy says...

London Red wrote:
Wilesy wrote:
ciclosporindorset wrote: Seems to me when you buy a season ticket it's the same as buying multiple single tickets. when I buy a ticket it's to watch 2 teams play football. I have done this for 50 years with no greater expectation than that. The added value in this is a win or a wonderful defeat. If we get many wonderful defeats I will still buy a ticket next time. Best wishes stfc for a hopefully wonderful journey in 2014/5.
That's a good way of looking at it ciclo. I think I should adopt that same viewpoint. Although we have lost so many experienced, strong, players over the summer, and logic tells me that we are weaker as a result in terms of squad depth, competition for places, physical strength and experience, I suppose we still have a good number of young professionals on the books who Cooper, Williams and Power clearly rate highly as they expect us to improve on last seasons position. Lets see. Loyal fans will buy season tickets come what may, but I wouldn't expect a 50/50 fan to get one based on the summers activity. 9 days to kick off, I thought we would have confirmed the 4 season long Prem youngsters by now. Having a look at the Derby lad for a month with a view to a season-long suggests 1 of the 4 might have fallen through, hopefully not Stephens. Will be interesting to see how Stephens fares without man-mountain Troy. We tried various partnerships last season that was the best by a mile. I wasn't a fan of Hall as he didn't look strong enough and didn't win enough in the air. Really feel we need an experienced brute of a CB to go with whichever new youngster on loan. I will still be there next season though.....
Its only 24 July - we still have 15 days to the KO
.
Power/Cooper always said the loans would not arrive until end of July as their parent squads will want to have a good look at them sort out their own squads etc
.
Stephens is the big one and if we can get him in before Leeds then I think we will be fine with the others coming in before the window slams shut
.
As for STs - the only reason they are purchased is to save the holder money - nothing more nothing less!
.
Its the same as an annual ST on the trains or the Cinema or anything else - you don't get one based on the investment being made - you get one purely to save you money!
.
If it was about investing in the club then matchday tickets would be puchased as instead of giving the club £375-£400 you would give them £575 or as someelse said shares purchased where you do not expect anything in return for your contribution
Oops yes 9th Aug not 9 days.....so yes more time, agree it would be good for them to play in the Leeds game for preparation.

Good point on the season tickets being used to save money, looks like a few of the 50-50's will be quids in by picking and choosing their games, or not going, saving themselves up to £375!
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wilesy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ciclosporindorset[/bold] wrote: Seems to me when you buy a season ticket it's the same as buying multiple single tickets. when I buy a ticket it's to watch 2 teams play football. I have done this for 50 years with no greater expectation than that. The added value in this is a win or a wonderful defeat. If we get many wonderful defeats I will still buy a ticket next time. Best wishes stfc for a hopefully wonderful journey in 2014/5.[/p][/quote]That's a good way of looking at it ciclo. I think I should adopt that same viewpoint. Although we have lost so many experienced, strong, players over the summer, and logic tells me that we are weaker as a result in terms of squad depth, competition for places, physical strength and experience, I suppose we still have a good number of young professionals on the books who Cooper, Williams and Power clearly rate highly as they expect us to improve on last seasons position. Lets see. Loyal fans will buy season tickets come what may, but I wouldn't expect a 50/50 fan to get one based on the summers activity. 9 days to kick off, I thought we would have confirmed the 4 season long Prem youngsters by now. Having a look at the Derby lad for a month with a view to a season-long suggests 1 of the 4 might have fallen through, hopefully not Stephens. Will be interesting to see how Stephens fares without man-mountain Troy. We tried various partnerships last season that was the best by a mile. I wasn't a fan of Hall as he didn't look strong enough and didn't win enough in the air. Really feel we need an experienced brute of a CB to go with whichever new youngster on loan. I will still be there next season though.....[/p][/quote]Its only 24 July - we still have 15 days to the KO . Power/Cooper always said the loans would not arrive until end of July as their parent squads will want to have a good look at them sort out their own squads etc . Stephens is the big one and if we can get him in before Leeds then I think we will be fine with the others coming in before the window slams shut . As for STs - the only reason they are purchased is to save the holder money - nothing more nothing less! . Its the same as an annual ST on the trains or the Cinema or anything else - you don't get one based on the investment being made - you get one purely to save you money! . If it was about investing in the club then matchday tickets would be puchased as instead of giving the club £375-£400 you would give them £575 or as someelse said shares purchased where you do not expect anything in return for your contribution[/p][/quote]Oops yes 9th Aug not 9 days.....so yes more time, agree it would be good for them to play in the Leeds game for preparation. Good point on the season tickets being used to save money, looks like a few of the 50-50's will be quids in by picking and choosing their games, or not going, saving themselves up to £375! Wilesy
  • Score: 0

10:41am Thu 24 Jul 14

dreamofacleansheet2 says...

Season ticket COSTS me money on the number of games I'll attend. But supports the club and of course gives rights to cup games should we get past Luton!!!
Season ticket COSTS me money on the number of games I'll attend. But supports the club and of course gives rights to cup games should we get past Luton!!! dreamofacleansheet2
  • Score: 2

10:49am Thu 24 Jul 14

Oi Den! says...

The underlying message from Kasim seems to be that he thinks everything is fragile at the moment, which is exactly how I see it. Let's hope the next couple of weeks get us onto a more solid footing.
The underlying message from Kasim seems to be that he thinks everything is fragile at the moment, which is exactly how I see it. Let's hope the next couple of weeks get us onto a more solid footing. Oi Den!
  • Score: 8

10:56am Thu 24 Jul 14

London Red says...

dreamofacleansheet2 wrote:
Season ticket COSTS me money on the number of games I'll attend. But supports the club and of course gives rights to cup games should we get past Luton!!!
In your case then yes but for 99% of the ST holders they will attend 20+ games and therefore save money on buying 20+ matchday tickets
.
Cup runs are a bonus - so I doubt anyone buys one purely on the off chance they might get a ticket for a cup game
.
If you have the disposable income to buy an ST despite it being less cost effective - fair enough and great
.
But I certainly would not have a go at someone for not doing that as times are still hard!

The economy maybe recovering but I bet there are lots out there like me who haven't had a payrise in years yet have seen other costs shoot up so are actually worse off now than they were a few years back - so simply can not afford to do that - especially on what is a luxury passtime
.
Mortgages, Household bills, Food and Clothes should always come before football in my book
[quote][p][bold]dreamofacleansheet2[/bold] wrote: Season ticket COSTS me money on the number of games I'll attend. But supports the club and of course gives rights to cup games should we get past Luton!!![/p][/quote]In your case then yes but for 99% of the ST holders they will attend 20+ games and therefore save money on buying 20+ matchday tickets . Cup runs are a bonus - so I doubt anyone buys one purely on the off chance they might get a ticket for a cup game . If you have the disposable income to buy an ST despite it being less cost effective - fair enough and great . But I certainly would not have a go at someone for not doing that as times are still hard! The economy maybe recovering but I bet there are lots out there like me who haven't had a payrise in years yet have seen other costs shoot up so are actually worse off now than they were a few years back - so simply can not afford to do that - especially on what is a luxury passtime . Mortgages, Household bills, Food and Clothes should always come before football in my book London Red
  • Score: 6

11:02am Thu 24 Jul 14

London Red says...

Oi Den! wrote:
The underlying message from Kasim seems to be that he thinks everything is fragile at the moment, which is exactly how I see it. Let's hope the next couple of weeks get us onto a more solid footing.
That one view - the other is we want to stick to our principles this season and ensure by knowing our roles we are better than we were last season
.
The we don't want to mix and match could simply refer to don't want to be switching from 4231 to 460 to 352 etc as things are not working like w edid last year - to no great effect
.
If it goes wrong (and it will at times) - you can see where it went wrong and work on that part - be it the system or an individual
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: The underlying message from Kasim seems to be that he thinks everything is fragile at the moment, which is exactly how I see it. Let's hope the next couple of weeks get us onto a more solid footing.[/p][/quote]That one view - the other is we want to stick to our principles this season and ensure by knowing our roles we are better than we were last season . The we don't want to mix and match could simply refer to don't want to be switching from 4231 to 460 to 352 etc as things are not working like w edid last year - to no great effect . If it goes wrong (and it will at times) - you can see where it went wrong and work on that part - be it the system or an individual London Red
  • Score: 2

12:09pm Thu 24 Jul 14

Longtime Red says...

dreamofacleansheet2 wrote:
I've just finally got around to renewing my season ticket this morning. Not ideal missed the early bird and re-reduced price but their you go. definitely not a "value" purchase as it would be cheaper to go for individual games.

Unlike last pre-season when I was positively suicidal. This year I'm feeling quite good about it. I like the idea of 3-5-2 and if we can get the loans that we are looking for I think we'll surprise a lot of people again. For example I've been Louis T's biggest fan. I wanted him in the team from day 1 last year. He is undoubtedly a better player at season's end than at start and I think he will continue to improve. This augers well as I believe others will improve for their first seasons.

Keep the faith people, keep the faith.
Positively suicidal. There is a contradiction in terms if ever I have heard one!
[quote][p][bold]dreamofacleansheet2[/bold] wrote: I've just finally got around to renewing my season ticket this morning. Not ideal missed the early bird and re-reduced price but their you go. definitely not a "value" purchase as it would be cheaper to go for individual games. Unlike last pre-season when I was positively suicidal. This year I'm feeling quite good about it. I like the idea of 3-5-2 and if we can get the loans that we are looking for I think we'll surprise a lot of people again. For example I've been Louis T's biggest fan. I wanted him in the team from day 1 last year. He is undoubtedly a better player at season's end than at start and I think he will continue to improve. This augers well as I believe others will improve for their first seasons. Keep the faith people, keep the faith.[/p][/quote]Positively suicidal. There is a contradiction in terms if ever I have heard one! Longtime Red
  • Score: 3

12:28pm Thu 24 Jul 14

Swindon1984 says...

EastleazeRed wrote:
The Nomis wrote: Gonna be a season of struggle mark my words. One season under his belt and he is one of our most experienced players!!!. What we gonna do when injuries and suspensions come in?. Def think we'll finish bottom 4 this season and no, I never predicted that for last season, I said around 12th, which we did slightly better by finishing 8th but we had a bigger and more experienced squad last season. Not being all doom and gloom, just how I see it and predict and if you were all honest within yourselves you must admit to being very worried and concerned and not very optimistic of us finishing very high in the table....but we shall see, still just over 2 weeks to go.
Got to agree with some of the above fans that have invested money in season tickets expect some sort of return . The signings so far have been very underwhelming and the squad lookes bare . A good start is needed or a few of them kids are gonna be under a lot of pressure very early on .
Not sure I agree with that sentiment - it's not like buying shares in a company where you might "expect a return," (you could also accept they may go bankrupt and you could lose everything).

What you're buying is admission to a number of matches, no more, no less. You might as well ask the club to refund you 50% of your season ticket if we finish in the bottom half of the table, 25% if we fail to get in the top six etc.

The only logic I could see here is if there was a genuine concern that the club may not see out the season and so couldn't fulfill the fixture list - some may then shy away from getting a season ticket as they fear they'll lose out on what's been paid for. But expectations for the season are neither here nor there - we could finish top, we could finish bottom, in all likelihood it'll be somewhere in between. If you're expecting a return (and I'm not sure in what sense you mean that) then that's at odds with what the club offers, i.e. a seat for every home league game, and priority booking for away and cup games. That's basically it in a nutshell - no promises are made of signings, league positions etc. It may sound patronising to say but sometimes the obvious needs to be said. You pay your money, you take your chances, and that's it.
[quote][p][bold]EastleazeRed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Nomis[/bold] wrote: Gonna be a season of struggle mark my words. One season under his belt and he is one of our most experienced players!!!. What we gonna do when injuries and suspensions come in?. Def think we'll finish bottom 4 this season and no, I never predicted that for last season, I said around 12th, which we did slightly better by finishing 8th but we had a bigger and more experienced squad last season. Not being all doom and gloom, just how I see it and predict and if you were all honest within yourselves you must admit to being very worried and concerned and not very optimistic of us finishing very high in the table....but we shall see, still just over 2 weeks to go.[/p][/quote]Got to agree with some of the above fans that have invested money in season tickets expect some sort of return . The signings so far have been very underwhelming and the squad lookes bare . A good start is needed or a few of them kids are gonna be under a lot of pressure very early on .[/p][/quote]Not sure I agree with that sentiment - it's not like buying shares in a company where you might "expect a return," (you could also accept they may go bankrupt and you could lose everything). What you're buying is admission to a number of matches, no more, no less. You might as well ask the club to refund you 50% of your season ticket if we finish in the bottom half of the table, 25% if we fail to get in the top six etc. The only logic I could see here is if there was a genuine concern that the club may not see out the season and so couldn't fulfill the fixture list - some may then shy away from getting a season ticket as they fear they'll lose out on what's been paid for. But expectations for the season are neither here nor there - we could finish top, we could finish bottom, in all likelihood it'll be somewhere in between. If you're expecting a return (and I'm not sure in what sense you mean that) then that's at odds with what the club offers, i.e. a seat for every home league game, and priority booking for away and cup games. That's basically it in a nutshell - no promises are made of signings, league positions etc. It may sound patronising to say but sometimes the obvious needs to be said. You pay your money, you take your chances, and that's it. Swindon1984
  • Score: 8

12:37pm Thu 24 Jul 14

the don69 says...

Kasim seems to be talking the talk of the Manager! we will soon find out if he and the rest of our team can walk the walk of what's going to be a very tough season in my opinion. as we stand today we look very vulnerable and fragile to me and desperately need some decent signings/loans to strengthen our squad hopefully asap!!!!!!!!!!
Kasim seems to be talking the talk of the Manager! we will soon find out if he and the rest of our team can walk the walk of what's going to be a very tough season in my opinion. as we stand today we look very vulnerable and fragile to me and desperately need some decent signings/loans to strengthen our squad hopefully asap!!!!!!!!!! the don69
  • Score: 4

12:40pm Thu 24 Jul 14

MidlandRobin says...

Tell us something we don't know Yasser
Tell us something we don't know Yasser MidlandRobin
  • Score: -2

12:57pm Thu 24 Jul 14

MidlandRobin says...

Just to add to my comments yesterday, I'm sure that whatever views are expressed about the team at this stage we all agree that the team should be supported (as port de soller says).

However they must be given a reasonable chance of success, which we ALL want and without a few old heads I fear that the youngsters will struggle. This doesn't mean multiple or expensive signings but the spine of the team must be strong, so as a minimum I think we need a seasoned CB, a mixer in midfield and a forward who can keep the ball up. (quote Peter Taylor, it's the skewer in the sheesh kebab). Sadly I can see nothing in Cooper's comments to indicate that these needs will be met before the season starts.

Some of you will remember that at the end of last season I posted a list of released players or near released players who could have been approached for these roles.
Just to add to my comments yesterday, I'm sure that whatever views are expressed about the team at this stage we all agree that the team should be supported (as port de soller says). However they must be given a reasonable chance of success, which we ALL want and without a few old heads I fear that the youngsters will struggle. This doesn't mean multiple or expensive signings but the spine of the team must be strong, so as a minimum I think we need a seasoned CB, a mixer in midfield and a forward who can keep the ball up. (quote Peter Taylor, it's the skewer in the sheesh kebab). Sadly I can see nothing in Cooper's comments to indicate that these needs will be met before the season starts. Some of you will remember that at the end of last season I posted a list of released players or near released players who could have been approached for these roles. MidlandRobin
  • Score: 0

12:59pm Thu 24 Jul 14

port de soller says...

just for info my flights and tickets for games are similiar to season tcet cost for 2 seasons,,I don´t mind as i have supported the Town since 61,however I do apprciate during this financial climate can be hard on Fans,all i can say is just so so glad we have a hard core likewe do(as for me I will make the effort to attend) like many of us who live overseas GO REDS
just for info my flights and tickets for games are similiar to season tcet cost for 2 seasons,,I don´t mind as i have supported the Town since 61,however I do apprciate during this financial climate can be hard on Fans,all i can say is just so so glad we have a hard core likewe do(as for me I will make the effort to attend) like many of us who live overseas GO REDS port de soller
  • Score: 5

1:24pm Thu 24 Jul 14

mrwoo says...

I'm also concerned about lack of transfer activity, hopefully we will see some movement in the coming days.
Got my flights, hotel and ticket booked for the opening game. £250 to see a match bit expensive but hopefully make a few this season. I know of one other town supporter travelling down from Scotland for the game.

Bearsden Reds!
I'm also concerned about lack of transfer activity, hopefully we will see some movement in the coming days. Got my flights, hotel and ticket booked for the opening game. £250 to see a match bit expensive but hopefully make a few this season. I know of one other town supporter travelling down from Scotland for the game. Bearsden Reds! mrwoo
  • Score: 5

1:35pm Thu 24 Jul 14

gibbo1012 says...

what concerns me is the lack of signings.

there are now hundreds of out of contract (unemployed) footballers surely giving someone a wage offer of some kind is better than them having no job at all.

surely we can get some players in who are known at this level of football
what concerns me is the lack of signings. there are now hundreds of out of contract (unemployed) footballers surely giving someone a wage offer of some kind is better than them having no job at all. surely we can get some players in who are known at this level of football gibbo1012
  • Score: -1

1:44pm Thu 24 Jul 14

Oi Den! says...

London Red wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
The underlying message from Kasim seems to be that he thinks everything is fragile at the moment, which is exactly how I see it. Let's hope the next couple of weeks get us onto a more solid footing.
That one view - the other is we want to stick to our principles this season and ensure by knowing our roles we are better than we were last season
.
The we don't want to mix and match could simply refer to don't want to be switching from 4231 to 460 to 352 etc as things are not working like w edid last year - to no great effect
.
If it goes wrong (and it will at times) - you can see where it went wrong and work on that part - be it the system or an individual
Well, I believe we're still short of the players we need to "dominate" games, as he puts it. I've no doubt that at the moment we're capable of knocking the ball around tidily in front of the opposition. Hurting the opposition is another matter. You're right when you say there's still two weeks to go, so there's time to get the right players in. Cutting it a bit fine though, I'd say.
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: The underlying message from Kasim seems to be that he thinks everything is fragile at the moment, which is exactly how I see it. Let's hope the next couple of weeks get us onto a more solid footing.[/p][/quote]That one view - the other is we want to stick to our principles this season and ensure by knowing our roles we are better than we were last season . The we don't want to mix and match could simply refer to don't want to be switching from 4231 to 460 to 352 etc as things are not working like w edid last year - to no great effect . If it goes wrong (and it will at times) - you can see where it went wrong and work on that part - be it the system or an individual[/p][/quote]Well, I believe we're still short of the players we need to "dominate" games, as he puts it. I've no doubt that at the moment we're capable of knocking the ball around tidily in front of the opposition. Hurting the opposition is another matter. You're right when you say there's still two weeks to go, so there's time to get the right players in. Cutting it a bit fine though, I'd say. Oi Den!
  • Score: 6

1:56pm Thu 24 Jul 14

ciclosporindorset says...

Oi Den! wrote:
London Red wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
The underlying message from Kasim seems to be that he thinks everything is fragile at the moment, which is exactly how I see it. Let's hope the next couple of weeks get us onto a more solid footing.
That one view - the other is we want to stick to our principles this season and ensure by knowing our roles we are better than we were last season
.
The we don't want to mix and match could simply refer to don't want to be switching from 4231 to 460 to 352 etc as things are not working like w edid last year - to no great effect
.
If it goes wrong (and it will at times) - you can see where it went wrong and work on that part - be it the system or an individual
Well, I believe we're still short of the players we need to "dominate" games, as he puts it. I've no doubt that at the moment we're capable of knocking the ball around tidily in front of the opposition. Hurting the opposition is another matter. You're right when you say there's still two weeks to go, so there's time to get the right players in. Cutting it a bit fine though, I'd say.
Agreed. I feel it's been historical that we lack a cutting edge at the start and it usually takes a late addition eg Ranger, to get things going re goal scoring. I am not though over worried, I reckon things are under control.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: The underlying message from Kasim seems to be that he thinks everything is fragile at the moment, which is exactly how I see it. Let's hope the next couple of weeks get us onto a more solid footing.[/p][/quote]That one view - the other is we want to stick to our principles this season and ensure by knowing our roles we are better than we were last season . The we don't want to mix and match could simply refer to don't want to be switching from 4231 to 460 to 352 etc as things are not working like w edid last year - to no great effect . If it goes wrong (and it will at times) - you can see where it went wrong and work on that part - be it the system or an individual[/p][/quote]Well, I believe we're still short of the players we need to "dominate" games, as he puts it. I've no doubt that at the moment we're capable of knocking the ball around tidily in front of the opposition. Hurting the opposition is another matter. You're right when you say there's still two weeks to go, so there's time to get the right players in. Cutting it a bit fine though, I'd say.[/p][/quote]Agreed. I feel it's been historical that we lack a cutting edge at the start and it usually takes a late addition eg Ranger, to get things going re goal scoring. I am not though over worried, I reckon things are under control. ciclosporindorset
  • Score: 3

3:36pm Thu 24 Jul 14

The Jockster says...

Think Yaser is saying that players need to know their optimum playing position and not be moved around game after game - ok injuries will dictate some changes but we don't want to still be experimenting half way through the season!
As per the general consensus wouldn't want to be lining up against Scunny relying on the current squad!
Re S/ts - I'm 64.5 ans and powers decision to move goalposts for old gits from 60 to 65 means STFC could have had £300 from me had the old parameters stood. So instead I'll go to more away games with the boys at reduced prices and wait until I turn 65 in Dec and then buy 1/2 price old git s/t . Looking forward to Scunny - my mates on hols -spare ticket here I come!:)
Think Yaser is saying that players need to know their optimum playing position and not be moved around game after game - ok injuries will dictate some changes but we don't want to still be experimenting half way through the season! As per the general consensus wouldn't want to be lining up against Scunny relying on the current squad! Re S/ts - I'm 64.5 ans and powers decision to move goalposts for old gits from 60 to 65 means STFC could have had £300 from me had the old parameters stood. So instead I'll go to more away games with the boys at reduced prices and wait until I turn 65 in Dec and then buy 1/2 price old git s/t . Looking forward to Scunny - my mates on hols -spare ticket here I come!:) The Jockster
  • Score: 0

3:42pm Thu 24 Jul 14

MoonrakerinHampshire says...

Well done Yasser. Leadership is what we need and on the field even better.
Too many people today are succumbing to speculation. Do they not realise Lee Power is a Football Chairman. Its not many clubs that can boast that. And I am convinced in the recent court case, he was not just fighting for himself. He was also fighting for Swindon. The Club is in his blood now and he wants success just as we do. But he knows as we do, it can only happen within the constraints that now apply. So I have no doubt Lee Power will be on the phone speaking to all and sundry in an effort to find the players we need. And if it takes a few weeks so be it, but at least I know our Chairman will have tried. Its not blind faith, it is just our Chairman is that sort of man.
Well done Yasser. Leadership is what we need and on the field even better. Too many people today are succumbing to speculation. Do they not realise Lee Power is a Football Chairman. Its not many clubs that can boast that. And I am convinced in the recent court case, he was not just fighting for himself. He was also fighting for Swindon. The Club is in his blood now and he wants success just as we do. But he knows as we do, it can only happen within the constraints that now apply. So I have no doubt Lee Power will be on the phone speaking to all and sundry in an effort to find the players we need. And if it takes a few weeks so be it, but at least I know our Chairman will have tried. Its not blind faith, it is just our Chairman is that sort of man. MoonrakerinHampshire
  • Score: 9

4:39pm Thu 24 Jul 14

Wilesy says...

MoonrakerinHampshire wrote:
Well done Yasser. Leadership is what we need and on the field even better.
Too many people today are succumbing to speculation. Do they not realise Lee Power is a Football Chairman. Its not many clubs that can boast that. And I am convinced in the recent court case, he was not just fighting for himself. He was also fighting for Swindon. The Club is in his blood now and he wants success just as we do. But he knows as we do, it can only happen within the constraints that now apply. So I have no doubt Lee Power will be on the phone speaking to all and sundry in an effort to find the players we need. And if it takes a few weeks so be it, but at least I know our Chairman will have tried. Its not blind faith, it is just our Chairman is that sort of man.
Power was definitely (and quite rightly) fighting to not hand out any more of his money to shady opportunists.

I would think it unlikely that he has the club in his blood just yet, it's been a pain in the ar5e so far!
[quote][p][bold]MoonrakerinHampshire[/bold] wrote: Well done Yasser. Leadership is what we need and on the field even better. Too many people today are succumbing to speculation. Do they not realise Lee Power is a Football Chairman. Its not many clubs that can boast that. And I am convinced in the recent court case, he was not just fighting for himself. He was also fighting for Swindon. The Club is in his blood now and he wants success just as we do. But he knows as we do, it can only happen within the constraints that now apply. So I have no doubt Lee Power will be on the phone speaking to all and sundry in an effort to find the players we need. And if it takes a few weeks so be it, but at least I know our Chairman will have tried. Its not blind faith, it is just our Chairman is that sort of man.[/p][/quote]Power was definitely (and quite rightly) fighting to not hand out any more of his money to shady opportunists. I would think it unlikely that he has the club in his blood just yet, it's been a pain in the ar5e so far! Wilesy
  • Score: 1

5:08pm Thu 24 Jul 14

swwindon61uk says...

EastleazeRed wrote:
The Nomis wrote:
Gonna be a season of struggle mark my words. One season under his belt and he is one of our most experienced players!!!. What we gonna do when injuries and suspensions come in?. Def think we'll finish bottom 4 this season and no, I never predicted that for last season, I said around 12th, which we did slightly better by finishing 8th but we had a bigger and more experienced squad last season. Not being all doom and gloom, just how I see it and predict and if you were all honest within yourselves you must admit to being very worried and concerned and not very optimistic of us finishing very high in the table....but we shall see, still just over 2 weeks to go.
Got to agree with some of the above fans that have invested money in season tickets expect some sort of return . The signings so far have been very underwhelming and the squad lookes bare . A good start is needed or a few of them kids are gonna be under a lot of pressure very early on .
Well as a season ticket holder i already have a return in virtually half price tickets per game,exactly what i look for in a season ticket.
[quote][p][bold]EastleazeRed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Nomis[/bold] wrote: Gonna be a season of struggle mark my words. One season under his belt and he is one of our most experienced players!!!. What we gonna do when injuries and suspensions come in?. Def think we'll finish bottom 4 this season and no, I never predicted that for last season, I said around 12th, which we did slightly better by finishing 8th but we had a bigger and more experienced squad last season. Not being all doom and gloom, just how I see it and predict and if you were all honest within yourselves you must admit to being very worried and concerned and not very optimistic of us finishing very high in the table....but we shall see, still just over 2 weeks to go.[/p][/quote]Got to agree with some of the above fans that have invested money in season tickets expect some sort of return . The signings so far have been very underwhelming and the squad lookes bare . A good start is needed or a few of them kids are gonna be under a lot of pressure very early on .[/p][/quote]Well as a season ticket holder i already have a return in virtually half price tickets per game,exactly what i look for in a season ticket. swwindon61uk
  • Score: 5

5:20pm Thu 24 Jul 14

stranglers says...

ciclosporindorset wrote:
Seems to me when you buy a season ticket it's the same as buying multiple single tickets. when I buy a ticket it's to watch 2 teams play football. I have done this for 50 years with no greater expectation than that. The added value in this is a win or a wonderful defeat. If we get many wonderful defeats I will still buy a ticket next time. Best wishes stfc for a hopefully wonderful journey in 2014/5.
A wonderful defeat??????????????
???? Dear oh dear, no such thing. When we loose on Saturday it feels like a wound that does not heal until the next game begins. I just hope MC and the team feel the same way. Go on minus that.
[quote][p][bold]ciclosporindorset[/bold] wrote: Seems to me when you buy a season ticket it's the same as buying multiple single tickets. when I buy a ticket it's to watch 2 teams play football. I have done this for 50 years with no greater expectation than that. The added value in this is a win or a wonderful defeat. If we get many wonderful defeats I will still buy a ticket next time. Best wishes stfc for a hopefully wonderful journey in 2014/5.[/p][/quote]A wonderful defeat?????????????? ???? Dear oh dear, no such thing. When we loose on Saturday it feels like a wound that does not heal until the next game begins. I just hope MC and the team feel the same way. Go on minus that. stranglers
  • Score: -2

6:47pm Thu 24 Jul 14

avo says...

Oi Den! wrote:
London Red wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
The underlying message from Kasim seems to be that he thinks everything is fragile at the moment, which is exactly how I see it. Let's hope the next couple of weeks get us onto a more solid footing.
That one view - the other is we want to stick to our principles this season and ensure by knowing our roles we are better than we were last season
.
The we don't want to mix and match could simply refer to don't want to be switching from 4231 to 460 to 352 etc as things are not working like w edid last year - to no great effect
.
If it goes wrong (and it will at times) - you can see where it went wrong and work on that part - be it the system or an individual
Well, I believe we're still short of the players we need to "dominate" games, as he puts it. I've no doubt that at the moment we're capable of knocking the ball around tidily in front of the opposition. Hurting the opposition is another matter. You're right when you say there's still two weeks to go, so there's time to get the right players in. Cutting it a bit fine though, I'd say.
I really believe we will struggle in the final third. I believe this because in what we have, there is nothing there to suggest confidence in producing penetrative, forward movement, incisive, decisive decision making that creates chances.

In turn I don't believe that even if we had all of the above in the players that we've got, we then have the strike force that have enough confidence that it allows them to be fearless of making mistakes.

I could be wide of the mark, but I believe we will see plenty of possession with a lack of penetration in the final third, culminating in a lot of low score draws or narrow defeats.

I am however allowed to change my opinion based on what occurs between now and the end of the season!
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: The underlying message from Kasim seems to be that he thinks everything is fragile at the moment, which is exactly how I see it. Let's hope the next couple of weeks get us onto a more solid footing.[/p][/quote]That one view - the other is we want to stick to our principles this season and ensure by knowing our roles we are better than we were last season . The we don't want to mix and match could simply refer to don't want to be switching from 4231 to 460 to 352 etc as things are not working like w edid last year - to no great effect . If it goes wrong (and it will at times) - you can see where it went wrong and work on that part - be it the system or an individual[/p][/quote]Well, I believe we're still short of the players we need to "dominate" games, as he puts it. I've no doubt that at the moment we're capable of knocking the ball around tidily in front of the opposition. Hurting the opposition is another matter. You're right when you say there's still two weeks to go, so there's time to get the right players in. Cutting it a bit fine though, I'd say.[/p][/quote]I really believe we will struggle in the final third. I believe this because in what we have, there is nothing there to suggest confidence in producing penetrative, forward movement, incisive, decisive decision making that creates chances. In turn I don't believe that even if we had all of the above in the players that we've got, we then have the strike force that have enough confidence that it allows them to be fearless of making mistakes. I could be wide of the mark, but I believe we will see plenty of possession with a lack of penetration in the final third, culminating in a lot of low score draws or narrow defeats. I am however allowed to change my opinion based on what occurs between now and the end of the season! avo
  • Score: 1

6:54pm Thu 24 Jul 14

ciclosporindorset says...

stranglers wrote:
ciclosporindorset wrote:
Seems to me when you buy a season ticket it's the same as buying multiple single tickets. when I buy a ticket it's to watch 2 teams play football. I have done this for 50 years with no greater expectation than that. The added value in this is a win or a wonderful defeat. If we get many wonderful defeats I will still buy a ticket next time. Best wishes stfc for a hopefully wonderful journey in 2014/5.
A wonderful defeat??????????????

???? Dear oh dear, no such thing. When we loose on Saturday it feels like a wound that does not heal until the next game begins. I just hope MC and the team feel the same way. Go on minus that.
What are you saying? If we loose a great game you won't go again. Very patronising comment from you..."...young man!
[quote][p][bold]stranglers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ciclosporindorset[/bold] wrote: Seems to me when you buy a season ticket it's the same as buying multiple single tickets. when I buy a ticket it's to watch 2 teams play football. I have done this for 50 years with no greater expectation than that. The added value in this is a win or a wonderful defeat. If we get many wonderful defeats I will still buy a ticket next time. Best wishes stfc for a hopefully wonderful journey in 2014/5.[/p][/quote]A wonderful defeat?????????????? ???? Dear oh dear, no such thing. When we loose on Saturday it feels like a wound that does not heal until the next game begins. I just hope MC and the team feel the same way. Go on minus that.[/p][/quote]What are you saying? If we loose a great game you won't go again. Very patronising comment from you..."...young man! ciclosporindorset
  • Score: 0

6:55pm Thu 24 Jul 14

dazzastfc says...

ciclosporindorset wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
London Red wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
The underlying message from Kasim seems to be that he thinks everything is fragile at the moment, which is exactly how I see it. Let's hope the next couple of weeks get us onto a more solid footing.
That one view - the other is we want to stick to our principles this season and ensure by knowing our roles we are better than we were last season
.
The we don't want to mix and match could simply refer to don't want to be switching from 4231 to 460 to 352 etc as things are not working like w edid last year - to no great effect
.
If it goes wrong (and it will at times) - you can see where it went wrong and work on that part - be it the system or an individual
Well, I believe we're still short of the players we need to "dominate" games, as he puts it. I've no doubt that at the moment we're capable of knocking the ball around tidily in front of the opposition. Hurting the opposition is another matter. You're right when you say there's still two weeks to go, so there's time to get the right players in. Cutting it a bit fine though, I'd say.
Agreed. I feel it's been historical that we lack a cutting edge at the start and it usually takes a late addition eg Ranger, to get things going re goal scoring. I am not though over worried, I reckon things are under control.
I always thought hurting your opponents was by scoring as many goals as you can against them so STFC can win ??
[quote][p][bold]ciclosporindorset[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: The underlying message from Kasim seems to be that he thinks everything is fragile at the moment, which is exactly how I see it. Let's hope the next couple of weeks get us onto a more solid footing.[/p][/quote]That one view - the other is we want to stick to our principles this season and ensure by knowing our roles we are better than we were last season . The we don't want to mix and match could simply refer to don't want to be switching from 4231 to 460 to 352 etc as things are not working like w edid last year - to no great effect . If it goes wrong (and it will at times) - you can see where it went wrong and work on that part - be it the system or an individual[/p][/quote]Well, I believe we're still short of the players we need to "dominate" games, as he puts it. I've no doubt that at the moment we're capable of knocking the ball around tidily in front of the opposition. Hurting the opposition is another matter. You're right when you say there's still two weeks to go, so there's time to get the right players in. Cutting it a bit fine though, I'd say.[/p][/quote]Agreed. I feel it's been historical that we lack a cutting edge at the start and it usually takes a late addition eg Ranger, to get things going re goal scoring. I am not though over worried, I reckon things are under control.[/p][/quote]I always thought hurting your opponents was by scoring as many goals as you can against them so STFC can win ?? dazzastfc
  • Score: 1

6:59pm Thu 24 Jul 14

ciclosporindorset says...

The Jockster wrote:
Think Yaser is saying that players need to know their optimum playing position and not be moved around game after game - ok injuries will dictate some changes but we don't want to still be experimenting half way through the season!
As per the general consensus wouldn't want to be lining up against Scunny relying on the current squad!
Re S/ts - I'm 64.5 ans and powers decision to move goalposts for old gits from 60 to 65 means STFC could have had £300 from me had the old parameters stood. So instead I'll go to more away games with the boys at reduced prices and wait until I turn 65 in Dec and then buy 1/2 price old git s/t . Looking forward to Scunny - my mates on hols -spare ticket here I come!:)
Whooo hoooo Jockster, I just plussed you. ****
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: Think Yaser is saying that players need to know their optimum playing position and not be moved around game after game - ok injuries will dictate some changes but we don't want to still be experimenting half way through the season! As per the general consensus wouldn't want to be lining up against Scunny relying on the current squad! Re S/ts - I'm 64.5 ans and powers decision to move goalposts for old gits from 60 to 65 means STFC could have had £300 from me had the old parameters stood. So instead I'll go to more away games with the boys at reduced prices and wait until I turn 65 in Dec and then buy 1/2 price old git s/t . Looking forward to Scunny - my mates on hols -spare ticket here I come!:)[/p][/quote]Whooo hoooo Jockster, I just plussed you. **** ciclosporindorset
  • Score: -2

7:22pm Thu 24 Jul 14

STFC Boyo says...

Can some1 tell me.Is Swindon Town playing to night?As that what it said on the per-season schedule.
Can some1 tell me.Is Swindon Town playing to night?As that what it said on the per-season schedule. STFC Boyo
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7:43pm Thu 24 Jul 14

London Red says...

Yep away to Feltham
Yep away to Feltham London Red
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8:00pm Thu 24 Jul 14

STFC Boyo says...

How come no 1 is following the game tonight.They have done every game on twitter so far.But not 2 night y?
How come no 1 is following the game tonight.They have done every game on twitter so far.But not 2 night y? STFC Boyo
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8:06pm Thu 24 Jul 14

London Red says...

It turns out Matty Jones is most senior player!
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It youths and about 4 trialists - Sam is there and is tweeting but doubt it will be in depth
.
FLIC guys don't seem to be there - who have being doing a great job in the other friendlies with their updates
It turns out Matty Jones is most senior player! . It youths and about 4 trialists - Sam is there and is tweeting but doubt it will be in depth . FLIC guys don't seem to be there - who have being doing a great job in the other friendlies with their updates London Red
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8:56pm Thu 24 Jul 14

Di kanny oh says...

London Red wrote:
It turns out Matty Jones is most senior player!
.
It youths and about 4 trialists - Sam is there and is tweeting but doubt it will be in depth
.
FLIC guys don't seem to be there - who have being doing a great job in the other friendlies with their updates
Town are 2-0 up seems a winger trialist 19 year old Davinta Romeo is doing well scored one and made the other.
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: It turns out Matty Jones is most senior player! . It youths and about 4 trialists - Sam is there and is tweeting but doubt it will be in depth . FLIC guys don't seem to be there - who have being doing a great job in the other friendlies with their updates[/p][/quote]Town are 2-0 up seems a winger trialist 19 year old Davinta Romeo is doing well scored one and made the other. Di kanny oh
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8:58pm Thu 24 Jul 14

London Red says...

Sam has said he's the only one worth googling out of the 4
Sam has said he's the only one worth googling out of the 4 London Red
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9:01pm Thu 24 Jul 14

London Red says...

Google never heard of him bar Sam's tweet
Google never heard of him bar Sam's tweet London Red
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9:25pm Thu 24 Jul 14

Di kanny oh says...

Town were pinned back to 2-2 but just gone to 3-2 up own goal.
Town were pinned back to 2-2 but just gone to 3-2 up own goal. Di kanny oh
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9:30pm Thu 24 Jul 14

dazzastfc says...

Di kanny oh wrote:
Town were pinned back to 2-2 but just gone to 3-2 up own goal.
That was 3 quick goals
[quote][p][bold]Di kanny oh[/bold] wrote: Town were pinned back to 2-2 but just gone to 3-2 up own goal.[/p][/quote]That was 3 quick goals dazzastfc
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9:44pm Thu 24 Jul 14

Di kanny oh says...

dazzastfc wrote:
Di kanny oh wrote:
Town were pinned back to 2-2 but just gone to 3-2 up own goal.
That was 3 quick goals
Finished daz 3-2 to Town all youths and trialist.
[quote][p][bold]dazzastfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Di kanny oh[/bold] wrote: Town were pinned back to 2-2 but just gone to 3-2 up own goal.[/p][/quote]That was 3 quick goals[/p][/quote]Finished daz 3-2 to Town all youths and trialist. Di kanny oh
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10:13pm Thu 24 Jul 14

Oi Den! says...

avo wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
London Red wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
The underlying message from Kasim seems to be that he thinks everything is fragile at the moment, which is exactly how I see it. Let's hope the next couple of weeks get us onto a more solid footing.
That one view - the other is we want to stick to our principles this season and ensure by knowing our roles we are better than we were last season
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The we don't want to mix and match could simply refer to don't want to be switching from 4231 to 460 to 352 etc as things are not working like w edid last year - to no great effect
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If it goes wrong (and it will at times) - you can see where it went wrong and work on that part - be it the system or an individual
Well, I believe we're still short of the players we need to "dominate" games, as he puts it. I've no doubt that at the moment we're capable of knocking the ball around tidily in front of the opposition. Hurting the opposition is another matter. You're right when you say there's still two weeks to go, so there's time to get the right players in. Cutting it a bit fine though, I'd say.
I really believe we will struggle in the final third. I believe this because in what we have, there is nothing there to suggest confidence in producing penetrative, forward movement, incisive, decisive decision making that creates chances.

In turn I don't believe that even if we had all of the above in the players that we've got, we then have the strike force that have enough confidence that it allows them to be fearless of making mistakes.

I could be wide of the mark, but I believe we will see plenty of possession with a lack of penetration in the final third, culminating in a lot of low score draws or narrow defeats.

I am however allowed to change my opinion based on what occurs between now and the end of the season!
Good post Avo. I think we all reassess our predictions as the season progresses. Nothing wrong with that. Sometimes our expectations are proved right, sometimes not. If the prediction malarkey was that easy all the bookies would go out of business.
[quote][p][bold]avo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: The underlying message from Kasim seems to be that he thinks everything is fragile at the moment, which is exactly how I see it. Let's hope the next couple of weeks get us onto a more solid footing.[/p][/quote]That one view - the other is we want to stick to our principles this season and ensure by knowing our roles we are better than we were last season . The we don't want to mix and match could simply refer to don't want to be switching from 4231 to 460 to 352 etc as things are not working like w edid last year - to no great effect . If it goes wrong (and it will at times) - you can see where it went wrong and work on that part - be it the system or an individual[/p][/quote]Well, I believe we're still short of the players we need to "dominate" games, as he puts it. I've no doubt that at the moment we're capable of knocking the ball around tidily in front of the opposition. Hurting the opposition is another matter. You're right when you say there's still two weeks to go, so there's time to get the right players in. Cutting it a bit fine though, I'd say.[/p][/quote]I really believe we will struggle in the final third. I believe this because in what we have, there is nothing there to suggest confidence in producing penetrative, forward movement, incisive, decisive decision making that creates chances. In turn I don't believe that even if we had all of the above in the players that we've got, we then have the strike force that have enough confidence that it allows them to be fearless of making mistakes. I could be wide of the mark, but I believe we will see plenty of possession with a lack of penetration in the final third, culminating in a lot of low score draws or narrow defeats. I am however allowed to change my opinion based on what occurs between now and the end of the season![/p][/quote]Good post Avo. I think we all reassess our predictions as the season progresses. Nothing wrong with that. Sometimes our expectations are proved right, sometimes not. If the prediction malarkey was that easy all the bookies would go out of business. Oi Den!
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10:19pm Thu 24 Jul 14

dazzastfc says...

Di kanny oh wrote:
dazzastfc wrote:
Di kanny oh wrote:
Town were pinned back to 2-2 but just gone to 3-2 up own goal.
That was 3 quick goals
Finished daz 3-2 to Town all youths and trialist.
Thanks kanny
[quote][p][bold]Di kanny oh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dazzastfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Di kanny oh[/bold] wrote: Town were pinned back to 2-2 but just gone to 3-2 up own goal.[/p][/quote]That was 3 quick goals[/p][/quote]Finished daz 3-2 to Town all youths and trialist.[/p][/quote]Thanks kanny dazzastfc
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10:23pm Thu 24 Jul 14

dazzastfc says...

Anyone know why Walldon is going out on loan ????
Cooper saying he is to young and not enough experience...
Anyone know why Walldon is going out on loan ???? Cooper saying he is to young and not enough experience... dazzastfc
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10:31pm Thu 24 Jul 14

London Red says...

Think he will only go out if we land another striker to compete with Smith - they only ever said may go out on loan
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Then we would have Smith Williams Barker and A N Other - so he could become 5th choice
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A loan would then allow him to continue his development rather than potentially "rot" for a season
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That is why Storey went out to get games and experience to potentially take Williams spot next season
Think he will only go out if we land another striker to compete with Smith - they only ever said may go out on loan . Then we would have Smith Williams Barker and A N Other - so he could become 5th choice . A loan would then allow him to continue his development rather than potentially "rot" for a season . That is why Storey went out to get games and experience to potentially take Williams spot next season London Red
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10:46pm Thu 24 Jul 14

The Jockster says...

ciclosporindorset wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
Think Yaser is saying that players need to know their optimum playing position and not be moved around game after game - ok injuries will dictate some changes but we don't want to still be experimenting half way through the season!
As per the general consensus wouldn't want to be lining up against Scunny relying on the current squad!
Re S/ts - I'm 64.5 ans and powers decision to move goalposts for old gits from 60 to 65 means STFC could have had £300 from me had the old parameters stood. So instead I'll go to more away games with the boys at reduced prices and wait until I turn 65 in Dec and then buy 1/2 price old git s/t . Looking forward to Scunny - my mates on hols -spare ticket here I come!:)
Whooo hoooo Jockster, I just plussed you. ****
First time for everything Ciclo lol!
[quote][p][bold]ciclosporindorset[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: Think Yaser is saying that players need to know their optimum playing position and not be moved around game after game - ok injuries will dictate some changes but we don't want to still be experimenting half way through the season! As per the general consensus wouldn't want to be lining up against Scunny relying on the current squad! Re S/ts - I'm 64.5 ans and powers decision to move goalposts for old gits from 60 to 65 means STFC could have had £300 from me had the old parameters stood. So instead I'll go to more away games with the boys at reduced prices and wait until I turn 65 in Dec and then buy 1/2 price old git s/t . Looking forward to Scunny - my mates on hols -spare ticket here I come!:)[/p][/quote]Whooo hoooo Jockster, I just plussed you. ****[/p][/quote]First time for everything Ciclo lol! The Jockster
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10:52pm Thu 24 Jul 14

Oldhamred says...

London Red wrote:
Google never heard of him bar Sam's tweet
Try Devontae Romeo LR.
Previous club Marlow.
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Google never heard of him bar Sam's tweet[/p][/quote]Try Devontae Romeo LR. Previous club Marlow. Oldhamred
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11:35pm Thu 24 Jul 14

ciclosporindorset says...

The Jockster wrote:
ciclosporindorset wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
Think Yaser is saying that players need to know their optimum playing position and not be moved around game after game - ok injuries will dictate some changes but we don't want to still be experimenting half way through the season!
As per the general consensus wouldn't want to be lining up against Scunny relying on the current squad!
Re S/ts - I'm 64.5 ans and powers decision to move goalposts for old gits from 60 to 65 means STFC could have had £300 from me had the old parameters stood. So instead I'll go to more away games with the boys at reduced prices and wait until I turn 65 in Dec and then buy 1/2 price old git s/t . Looking forward to Scunny - my mates on hols -spare ticket here I come!:)
Whooo hoooo Jockster, I just plussed you. ****
First time for everything Ciclo lol!
Too true, when will your turn the favour?
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ciclosporindorset[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: Think Yaser is saying that players need to know their optimum playing position and not be moved around game after game - ok injuries will dictate some changes but we don't want to still be experimenting half way through the season! As per the general consensus wouldn't want to be lining up against Scunny relying on the current squad! Re S/ts - I'm 64.5 ans and powers decision to move goalposts for old gits from 60 to 65 means STFC could have had £300 from me had the old parameters stood. So instead I'll go to more away games with the boys at reduced prices and wait until I turn 65 in Dec and then buy 1/2 price old git s/t . Looking forward to Scunny - my mates on hols -spare ticket here I come!:)[/p][/quote]Whooo hoooo Jockster, I just plussed you. ****[/p][/quote]First time for everything Ciclo lol![/p][/quote]Too true, when will your turn the favour? ciclosporindorset
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8:46am Fri 25 Jul 14

London Red says...

Oldhamred wrote:
London Red wrote: Google never heard of him bar Sam's tweet
Try Devontae Romeo LR. Previous club Marlow.
Marlow is where Gladwin came from - maybe they saw DR when looking at him?
[quote][p][bold]Oldhamred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Google never heard of him bar Sam's tweet[/p][/quote]Try Devontae Romeo LR. Previous club Marlow.[/p][/quote]Marlow is where Gladwin came from - maybe they saw DR when looking at him? London Red
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