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MATCHDAY LIVE: Swindon Town v Crewe Alexandra

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HT Swindon Town 1 Crewe Alexandra 0

  • Kasim's glorious free-kick gives Town the lead
  • Luongo deemed not fit enough and sits the game out
  • Town sit 11th in the League One table, Crewe are 23rd
  • REPORTING BY TOM BASSAM AND MICHAEL REEVES

  • Comments


    STFC Boyo 12:12pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    COME ON SWINDON TOWN

    Score: 0
    dazzastfc 12:29pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    GOOD LUCK 2DAY BOYS.....

    Score: 0
    itslove 1:05pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    Good luck today I expect 3 points v Crewe . Based on the opposition and the way we are playing . Passing game should work v them . But no game is a give me . We will need to keep the ball , pass it , and not give it away easy . And win it back quickly when Crewe do get it. I expect us to win 3-1 today .

    Score: 2
    We are PANTS 1:26pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    dazzastfc wrote…


    GOOD LUCK 2DAY BOYS.....

    You not going?

    Score: 0
    port de soller 1:39pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    Yes 3 points is a must,anyone over there can help me,i did subscribe to STFC Player and got audio of all games but quality was so bad i stooped BBC did before offer service but now is no no is there any site I can get access to audio games??? of STFC??
    over here on normal Spanish TV we get 2 live premere games over the weekend any help appreciated as for today 2-1 to the town

    Score: 0
    Wilesy 2:29pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    Take a look at the bench!

    Surely this must be a contender for the youngest Town squad ever?

    Score: 0
    bullyfish 2:35pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    should win today but hope they take nothing for granted, got to start making possession pay a little more I think. COYR

    Score: 0
    Red Marra 2:42pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    Any news about the Australian trialist that turned up at Luton?

    Score: 0
    The Jockster 4:41pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    Superb finish from Wilma for 2-0. The lad had a good 1st half and the goal no less than he deserved at a time when Crewe just threatening to get back into it. That should be the 3pts now.

    Score: 5
    RedintheFace 4:57pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    Very happy with our result. But sad to see our once-proud neighbours hit rock bottom again.

    Score: 14
    umpcah 4:58pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    Ah well , that`s another three points !

    Score: 0
    mancrobin 5:11pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    Comfortable win by all accounts. Good start to the season so far and great to see Williams getting on the scoresheet. Must be very satisfying for him after so long on the sidelines and will hopefully shut up the boo boys for a few weeks.

    Interesting to see Storey substituted after 64 mins for Pompey. Also, a historical irony to see Accrington and Oxford propping up the football league.

    Score: 0
    Swindon1984 5:12pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    Red Marra wrote…


    Any news about the Australian trialist that turned up at Luton?

    Fate to be decided this week according to BBC Wiltshire.

    Score: 0
    Scouse Red 5:24pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    Just back in from what was a relatively comfortable win. Didn't really get out of 3rd gear, but in truth they didn't need to.

    Williams and Smith looked fairly good together, Nathan Byrne good option and always available on the right and Kasim always looks like he has all the time in the world with both feet when on the ball, and rather cleverly used the first free kick as a sighter for a superb opening goal.

    Brad Smith on the oft has tons of energy and is lightning quick, but just needs to practice his crossing, although he did fizz in a brilliant cross in the first half which Williams was unlucky not to get on the end of.

    3 points and a clean sheet -can't ask for much more than that can you?
    Only real low, the crowd was low in numbers but it is holiday season i suppose

    Roll on Tuesday when we can knock Big Sami out the League Cup!

    Score: 5
    Scouse Red 5:25pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    Scouse Red wrote…


    Just back in from what was a relatively comfortable win. Didn't really get out of 3rd gear, but in truth they didn't need to.

    Williams and Smith looked fairly good together, Nathan Byrne good option and always available on the right and Kasim always looks like he has all the time in the world with both feet when on the ball, and rather cleverly used the first free kick as a sighter for a superb opening goal.

    Brad Smith on the oft has tons of energy and is lightning quick, but just needs to practice his crossing, although he did fizz in a brilliant cross in the first half which Williams was unlucky not to get on the end of.

    3 points and a clean sheet -can't ask for much more than that can you?
    Only real low, the crowd was low in numbers but it is holiday season i suppose

    Roll on Tuesday when we can knock Big Sami out the League Cup!

    Whoops - Brad Smith "on the left" - silly i phone

    Score: 0
    The Jockster 5:28pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    All in all a well deserved win although you'd have to say Crewe didn't offer much and Brighton will be more of a test on Tuesday. Some good approach play that was sometimes spoilt by the final ball and in the 2nd half Byrne the most culpable when three times in succession he crossed straight at the keeper. Smith B. needs to practice taking corners after two or three poor centres that didn't get anywhere near the target men. Toss up for me for MOM between Yaser & Wilma and I'd have probably given it to Williams because of his 1st half showing and his well taken goal from open play.
    Encouraging signs but we must surely face stiffer tests than today.

    Score: 5
    the don69 5:50pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    The Jockster wrote…


    All in all a well deserved win although you'd have to say Crewe didn't offer much and Brighton will be more of a test on Tuesday. Some good approach play that was sometimes spoilt by the final ball and in the 2nd half Byrne the most culpable when three times in succession he crossed straight at the keeper. Smith B. needs to practice taking corners after two or three poor centres that didn't get anywhere near the target men. Toss up for me for MOM between Yaser & Wilma and I'd have probably given it to Williams because of his 1st half showing and his well taken goal from open play.
    Encouraging signs but we must surely face stiffer tests than today.

    Yep agree with your post Jock, Wilma mom for me too, ( I see Joan scored today too lol ) we were in total control today, think Crewe had only 1 shot on target, hope Brighton put their best side out, then we will get an idea of where we are? Crewe just parked the bus, Brighton will come and have a go should be a very good game, well done today lads, now lets see if we can step it up against a good Brighton side, if they play their best side?????

    Score: 7
    smirg kcab 6:14pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    Well sine stfc and well done wilma class finish worth the entrance fee

    Score: 1
    Di kanny oh 6:15pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    Swindon1984 wrote…


    Red Marra wrote…


    Any news about the Australian trialist that turned up at Luton?
    Fate to be decided this week according to BBC Wiltshire.

    Decent enough today but did not need to do much against a poor Crewe side who were shocking at times especially up front. We did labour and struggled to finish them off to be honest but this was mostly good keeping and poor finishing and also poor final balls. If we had a good finisher who can read the game and get on the crosses before the keepers we would certainly be doing better with the many chances we create I feel. Missed Luongo today but were lucky it was Crewe I suppose as a better team may have given us a sterner test. All in all the right result and 3 points was very important.

    Score: 3
    Di kanny oh 6:16pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    Swindon1984 wrote…


    Red Marra wrote…


    Any news about the Australian trialist that turned up at Luton?
    Fate to be decided this week according to BBC Wiltshire.

    Sorry meant to say Joel Chanaise I think his name is.

    Score: 0
    dazzastfc 6:21pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    Well what can you say about today ?..
    2 great goals Kasim looked like good on the ball and found space very well...Definitely MOTM..

    The game never got started until the first rain shower,,,
    2ME It looked more of a training session BUT we stuck in there and got the only thing that matters..THE WIN +3 POINTS

    Crew were poor but that is not are problem...
    Atmosphere was about as good as the game VERY FLAT

    Score: -5
    Scouse Red 6:42pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    The Jockster wrote…


    All in all a well deserved win although you'd have to say Crewe didn't offer much and Brighton will be more of a test on Tuesday. Some good approach play that was sometimes spoilt by the final ball and in the 2nd half Byrne the most culpable when three times in succession he crossed straight at the keeper. Smith B. needs to practice taking corners after two or three poor centres that didn't get anywhere near the target men. Toss up for me for MOM between Yaser & Wilma and I'd have probably given it to Williams because of his 1st half showing and his well taken goal from open play.
    Encouraging signs but we must surely face stiffer tests than today.

    agreed!

    Score: 1
    Oldhamred 6:51pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    smirg kcab wrote…


    Well sine stfc and well done wilma class finish worth the entrance fee

    LOL
    That has to be your funniest comment to date.
    Keep up the good work ;-)

    Score: 3
    The Jockster 6:52pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    Dazzler, agreed not much atmosphere but not likely with half empty town end. Reasons for poor crowd? Another game Tuesday and some have probably chosen to see Brighton over Crewe if finances a reason, no trains into Swindon over this w/e probably another factor, holiday season and some perhaps who think we've not got the quality to do well so are staying away until they see how things pan out.
    Conversely when buying my ticket this morning a guy at the other window asked for a ticket for the north stand and then said "if it's still called that I haven't been in years". Let's hope he saw enough to attract him back again.

    Score: 0
    Oi Den! 6:54pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    Impossible to draw any conclusions from that game. Crewe were shocking. Our defence won't have an easier game all season and Kasim, excellent though he was, could have read the paper and done the crossword with the time he was afforded by Crewe. Agree with Jock et al about Williams. He showed everything that made many of us rate him so highly in the first place. Now he's shaken off that injury, here's hoping for more of the same.

    Score: 4
    smirg kcab 7:01pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    Oldhamred wrote…


    smirg kcab wrote…


    Well sine stfc and well done wilma class finish worth the entrance fee
    LOL
    That has to be your funniest comment to date.
    Keep up the good work ;-)

    And kasim free kick was worth a bit more lol

    Score: -2
    dazzastfc 7:19pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    The Jockster wrote…


    Dazzler, agreed not much atmosphere but not likely with half empty town end. Reasons for poor crowd? Another game Tuesday and some have probably chosen to see Brighton over Crewe if finances a reason, no trains into Swindon over this w/e probably another factor, holiday season and some perhaps who think we've not got the quality to do well so are staying away until they see how things pan out.
    Conversely when buying my ticket this morning a guy at the other window asked for a ticket for the north stand and then said "if it's still called that I haven't been in years". Let's hope he saw enough to attract him back again.

    Ha ha It looks like its my turn for the dislikes now jockster...

    Great win and a great 3 points ...HAPPY DAYS...
    Have a good weekend bud

    Score: -5
    old town robin 8:14pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    Di kanny oh wrote…


    Swindon1984 wrote…


    Red Marra wrote…


    Any news about the Australian trialist that turned up at Luton?
    Fate to be decided this week according to BBC Wiltshire.
    Decent enough today but did not need to do much against a poor Crewe side who were shocking at times especially up front. We did labour and struggled to finish them off to be honest but this was mostly good keeping and poor finishing and also poor final balls. If we had a good finisher who can read the game and get on the crosses before the keepers we would certainly be doing better with the many chances we create I feel. Missed Luongo today but were lucky it was Crewe I suppose as a better team may have given us a sterner test. All in all the right result and 3 points was very important.

    Would agree with your thoughts DKO. Their goalie was made to look good as he held onto nearly every cross from Byrne's, if Smithy had got himself on to some of those crosses he could have had a hat full, he did work hard running the flanks, but I would prefer him to stay in the middle and score goals. Williams had a good game and scored a great goal. In midfield Yaser and Gladwin played well and were dominant although Ben tired in second half and should have been rested for Tuesday a lot sooner than Cooper decide to make a change. Well satisfied with Brad Smith and Jordan Turnbull is growing in confidence.

    The concerns for me in the first 20 minutes were the Thompson's, mistimed tackles, poor passing and Louis missed a couple of chances, both got better and to be fair redeemed themselves after a poor start, but against a better team their early mistakes could have been costly.
    If we get the expected centre half arrive, I'm not sure where Cooper is going to play Nat, a centre half he is NOT and he isn't going to replace Byrne's on present form. He could play as a sweeper, but then we would have to sacrifice a mid-fielder and at the moment with Luango returning it will be a toss up between his brother and Ben Gladwin for that third place, so where will Nat fit in? nice for Cooper to have such a choice, I think both the Thompson's are good players for us but need to improve their concentration and discipline and stop conceding the ball cheaply with mistimed tackles and wayward passing. Thankfully no yellows today and Den will be pleased to hear i thought the ref was excellent for both sides, if only we could have him every week.

    Without exaggeration it could have easily been 10-0 today, with so much possession we really should be putting teams like Crewe to the sword, but never the less we are in the play-off positions so can't complain too much.

    Score: 2
    swwindon61uk 8:28pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    As comfortable as win as you get,i think it will be better when we play the better sides as we will be forced to raise the pace.
    One slight negative for me today was that we did not really go for more goals at 2-0,goal difference could come into play at the end of the season.
    Kasim was MOTM for me also, Williams had a good game also and another beauty of a finish,good move to keep him.

    Score: 5
    TheDukeOfBanbury 9:44pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    Poor crowd and probably the same people who moan that Power is not putting money into the Club.
    10,000 then Tuesday with cut prices ?
    Doubt it very much, sad really as the lads are doing their bit on the pitch.
    When we have to sell a player to pay for our existence then I expect more moans will follow from those who remain happy to moan from the outside.

    On a more happier note a wonderful drive into the County whose team prop up the FL. Happy days.

    Score: 12
    joey butler 11:41pm Sat 23 Aug 14

    Fantastic result today, but if Tom Bassam could clear this site of all the totally stupid multiple identity posters, we could have a quality debate.

    The multiple posters are holding back many of the more genuine posters, over to you Tom??

    Score: -19
    Chish and Fips 6:16am Sun 24 Aug 14

    joey butler wrote…


    Fantastic result today, but if Tom Bassam could clear this site of all the totally stupid multiple identity posters, we could have a quality debate.

    The multiple posters are holding back many of the more genuine posters, over to you Tom??

    I think JB its back to you - no one else is bothered if there is a case of multi whotsits.
    Good result yesterday, did sound like a bit of a easy game against an out of form side , but those games can be hard when they park the bus.
    Willo seems to have found his scoring boots which is another plus.

    Score: 5
    Paul12001 7:09am Sun 24 Aug 14

    No matter what the size of the actual crowd, would have been nice to hear more from the fans especially when we were attacking the Town End and pushing for a goal. We have to get behind the team and make the County Ground a horrible place to come for opposition teams.

    Professional job done today, 3 points and a clean sheet. Brighton and Coventry will be sterner tests and a better gauge of where we are but so far the signs are good

    Score: 5
    umpcah 8:03am Sun 24 Aug 14

    Has the tannoy problem been sorted to everyone`s satisfaction ?

    Score: 0
    smirg kcab 8:20am Sun 24 Aug 14

    umpcah wrote…


    Has the tannoy problem been sorted to everyone`s satisfaction ?

    Yes ump mr powers came to the rescue again
    Load and proud ans scoreboard being fixed as we speak.
    Onwards and upwards
    The futures cooper.

    Score: 0
    Bassett Hound 8:20am Sun 24 Aug 14

    umpcah wrote…


    Has the tannoy problem been sorted to everyone`s satisfaction ?

    Yes it has umpcah,unfortunately we now need ear defenders - it's to loud !

    Score: -1
    smirg kcab 8:30am Sun 24 Aug 14

    Smith another outstanding game from the young lad. Unlucky not to score.
    Most improved player this season along with Byrne who walks past his markers with ease.
    2 big games at home now. With a potential big club in the next round.

    Score: 3
    Scouse Red 8:30am Sun 24 Aug 14

    smirg kcab wrote…


    umpcah wrote…


    Has the tannoy problem been sorted to everyone`s satisfaction ?
    Yes ump mr powers came to the rescue again
    Load and proud ans scoreboard being fixed as we speak.
    Onwards and upwards
    The futures cooper.

    do you reckon we'd be able to get other scores scrolling across the scoreboard? Be handy for the scores, either that or get some wi-fi or internet access going!

    Score: 1
    umpcah 8:37am Sun 24 Aug 14

    Scouse Red wrote…


    smirg kcab wrote…


    umpcah wrote…


    Has the tannoy problem been sorted to everyone`s satisfaction ?
    Yes ump mr powers came to the rescue again
    Load and proud ans scoreboard being fixed as we speak.
    Onwards and upwards
    The futures cooper.
    do you reckon we'd be able to get other scores scrolling across the scoreboard? Be handy for the scores, either that or get some wi-fi or internet access going!

    All improvements tend to cost money and with poor attendances that`s in short supply. Mr kind Power cant keep digging deep !

    Score: 0
    smirg kcab 8:59am Sun 24 Aug 14

    Scouse Red wrote…


    smirg kcab wrote…


    umpcah wrote…


    Has the tannoy problem been sorted to everyone`s satisfaction ?
    Yes ump mr powers came to the rescue again
    Load and proud ans scoreboard being fixed as we speak.
    Onwards and upwards
    The futures cooper.
    do you reckon we'd be able to get other scores scrolling across the scoreboard? Be handy for the scores, either that or get some wi-fi or internet access going!

    It's mainly for advertising purposes,
    They do give half times/full times on premier/ div1, any more you would miss our scintillating play?. Plus they have TVs on the concoarse failing that update your phone or stay at home to watch soccer Saturday

    Score: 1
    the don69 9:32am Sun 24 Aug 14

    Who would have thought little tiny Fleetwood top of our League and I hear they have a very good team! just shows what you can do on tiny budgets and they get very low gates, having said that it would be a very brave man ( or a foolish one ) to put a lot of dosh on them to stay there! wonder which team are propping up the Football League??LOL !!!!!!!!!!

    Score: 0
    Gloucester Red, Hucclecote 9:54am Sun 24 Aug 14

    the don69 wrote…


    Who would have thought little tiny Fleetwood top of our League and I hear they have a very good team! just shows what you can do on tiny budgets and they get very low gates, having said that it would be a very brave man ( or a foolish one ) to put a lot of dosh on them to stay there! wonder which team are propping up the Football League??LOL !!!!!!!!!!

    Fleetwood actually have big financial backing hence their rise from depths of non-league.

    Score: 1
    TheDukeOfBanbury 9:56am Sun 24 Aug 14

    the don69 wrote…


    Who would have thought little tiny Fleetwood top of our League and I hear they have a very good team! just shows what you can do on tiny budgets and they get very low gates, having said that it would be a very brave man ( or a foolish one ) to put a lot of dosh on them to stay there! wonder which team are propping up the Football League??LOL !!!!!!!!!!

    I think you will find they have a wealthy backer who has put in a fair bit of money.

    Score: 0
    dreamofacleansheet2 9:57am Sun 24 Aug 14

    Grim you saying you actually saying you paid for your ticket eye yesterday rather than getting a comp'.....?!

    Crewe came and sat deep and parked the bus with only ever the attempt at getting a point. Doesn't make it easy. Was a kin to a training ground session for me and we were never in danger. Yasir is class, Pirlo esq!! How Bryne can get stick for his crosses is beyond me. It's the strikers job to time their runs to the near post. Duncan Shearer would have had a hat full today.

    For all those writing off Stephens to confirm he wasn't in the squad for Southampton yesterday. Fingers crossed. I remain optimistic and of course delighted to see the yellow prop the league up.....

    Score: 1
    smirg kcab 10:30am Sun 24 Aug 14

    dreamofacleansheet2 wrote…


    Grim you saying you actually saying you paid for your ticket eye yesterday rather than getting a comp'.....?!

    Crewe came and sat deep and parked the bus with only ever the attempt at getting a point. Doesn't make it easy. Was a kin to a training ground session for me and we were never in danger. Yasir is class, Pirlo esq!! How Bryne can get stick for his crosses is beyond me. It's the strikers job to time their runs to the near post. Duncan Shearer would have had a hat full today.

    For all those writing off Stephens to confirm he wasn't in the squad for Southampton yesterday. Fingers crossed. I remain optimistic and of course delighted to see the yellow prop the league up.....

    It takes a loyal to be loyal, but a fool to part with his money.
    Thanks Nathan once again, see you Tuesday

    Score: 2
    dreamofacleansheet2 12:18pm Sun 24 Aug 14

    Or a fool to part with his money in the hope of supporting his/her club both vocally and financially in the hope of better days......

    Forgot to mention congrats to the Town fans in the Don Rogers stand who loudly applauded every time the ball got passed back to Sir Wes. Stopped those inclined to moan in their tracks. Chapeau.....

    Score: 0
    dazzastfc 12:22pm Sun 24 Aug 14

    the don69 wrote…


    Who would have thought little tiny Fleetwood top of our League and I hear they have a very good team! just shows what you can do on tiny budgets and they get very low gates, having said that it would be a very brave man ( or a foolish one ) to put a lot of dosh on them to stay there! wonder which team are propping up the Football League??LOL !!!!!!!!!!

    They do not have a tiny budget...They own their ground
    There owner is minted and a fan from when they were right down in the bottom tier of the leagues..
    He owns a energy company and has said that he won't stop until they reach the top...

    Score: 0
    smirg kcab 12:43pm Sun 24 Aug 14

    dreamofacleansheet2 wrote…


    Or a fool to part with his money in the hope of supporting his/her club both vocally and financially in the hope of better days......

    Forgot to mention congrats to the Town fans in the Don Rogers stand who loudly applauded every time the ball got passed back to Sir Wes. Stopped those inclined to moan in their tracks. Chapeau.....

    You Don't need to put money into a club to support them it just comes natural.
    No one gave me a rebate away at Sheffield united Last season in fact not even apology, from the manager or club.
    Anyway we should move on from the free ticket debate untill Tuesday.
    Watching the birth of a chairman legend

    Score: 0
    the don69 2:20pm Sun 24 Aug 14

    dazzastfc wrote…


    the don69 wrote…


    Who would have thought little tiny Fleetwood top of our League and I hear they have a very good team! just shows what you can do on tiny budgets and they get very low gates, having said that it would be a very brave man ( or a foolish one ) to put a lot of dosh on them to stay there! wonder which team are propping up the Football League??LOL !!!!!!!!!!
    They do not have a tiny budget...They own their ground
    There owner is minted and a fan from when they were right down in the bottom tier of the leagues..
    He owns a energy company and has said that he won't stop until they reach the top...

    Yes your right Dazza, the owner has so far spent £10m , but their average gates are only 2,800, just shows fair play means nothing, cause their playing budget on 2,800 would be tiny, so clubs can still buy success the rules are a waste of time! the population of Fleetwood is only 27,000, so what sort of gates can they expect to get if they can go higher???????

    Score: 0
    lifelong red 2:27pm Sun 24 Aug 14

    Just back from hols- so catch up time ! well, looks like centre of defence could be an issue again , but with Nathan getting used to his new role , Turnball still settling in and Branco - still needs time to gel maybe, could still do with a Troy like in there though - good to see Wilma scoring ( jock ) hopefully he can go on from here and rediscover his true form , would like to see another striker to put pressure on Smith and Williams , otherwise not a bad start , sterner tests ahead though and the winter months hence heavier pitches , hopefully the experiences gained from last season will have benefited them in this quarter .

    Score: 1
    swwindon61uk 2:40pm Sun 24 Aug 14

    TheDukeOfBanbury wrote…


    Poor crowd and probably the same people who moan that Power is not putting money into the Club.
    10,000 then Tuesday with cut prices ?
    Doubt it very much, sad really as the lads are doing their bit on the pitch.
    When we have to sell a player to pay for our existence then I expect more moans will follow from those who remain happy to moan from the outside.

    On a more happier note a wonderful drive into the County whose team prop up the FL. Happy days.

    Poor crowd indeed but 3 games in a week is going to do that, even one priced at £12. and i suppose if you are clutching at straws you throw in that it is a Bank Holiday weekend also.
    I think the crowd will be the same as Saturday, though it should be higher because as you say all those moaning about prices should be there.
    I suspect most if choosing one from three will choose Coventry.
    Brighton just signed a forward for Getafe.

    Score: 0
    swwindon61uk 2:41pm Sun 24 Aug 14

    the don69 wrote…


    dazzastfc wrote…


    the don69 wrote…


    Who would have thought little tiny Fleetwood top of our League and I hear they have a very good team! just shows what you can do on tiny budgets and they get very low gates, having said that it would be a very brave man ( or a foolish one ) to put a lot of dosh on them to stay there! wonder which team are propping up the Football League??LOL !!!!!!!!!!
    They do not have a tiny budget...They own their ground
    There owner is minted and a fan from when they were right down in the bottom tier of the leagues..
    He owns a energy company and has said that he won't stop until they reach the top...
    Yes your right Dazza, the owner has so far spent £10m , but their average gates are only 2,800, just shows fair play means nothing, cause their playing budget on 2,800 would be tiny, so clubs can still buy success the rules are a waste of time! the population of Fleetwood is only 27,000, so what sort of gates can they expect to get if they can go higher???????

    They get all of Blackpool's support next season.

    Score: 0
    South Stand 2:56pm Sun 24 Aug 14

    swwindon61uk wrote…


    the don69 wrote…


    dazzastfc wrote…


    the don69 wrote…


    Who would have thought little tiny Fleetwood top of our League and I hear they have a very good team! just shows what you can do on tiny budgets and they get very low gates, having said that it would be a very brave man ( or a foolish one ) to put a lot of dosh on them to stay there! wonder which team are propping up the Football League??LOL !!!!!!!!!!
    They do not have a tiny budget...They own their ground
    There owner is minted and a fan from when they were right down in the bottom tier of the leagues..
    He owns a energy company and has said that he won't stop until they reach the top...
    Yes your right Dazza, the owner has so far spent £10m , but their average gates are only 2,800, just shows fair play means nothing, cause their playing budget on 2,800 would be tiny, so clubs can still buy success the rules are a waste of time! the population of Fleetwood is only 27,000, so what sort of gates can they expect to get if they can go higher???????
    They get all of Blackpool's support next season.

    Their chairman's admitted to putting in £15 million, which probably means it's a lot more. By the way, we're all paying for this. He owns an energy company.

    Score: 1
    the don69 3:23pm Sun 24 Aug 14

    swwindon61uk wrote…


    the don69 wrote…


    dazzastfc wrote…


    the don69 wrote…


    Who would have thought little tiny Fleetwood top of our League and I hear they have a very good team! just shows what you can do on tiny budgets and they get very low gates, having said that it would be a very brave man ( or a foolish one ) to put a lot of dosh on them to stay there! wonder which team are propping up the Football League??LOL !!!!!!!!!!
    They do not have a tiny budget...They own their ground
    There owner is minted and a fan from when they were right down in the bottom tier of the leagues..
    He owns a energy company and has said that he won't stop until they reach the top...
    Yes your right Dazza, the owner has so far spent £10m , but their average gates are only 2,800, just shows fair play means nothing, cause their playing budget on 2,800 would be tiny, so clubs can still buy success the rules are a waste of time! the population of Fleetwood is only 27,000, so what sort of gates can they expect to get if they can go higher???????
    They get all of Blackpool's support next season.

    LOL! That's like saying City will get get all Rovers support! or perish the thought We'll get all Poxford's what a horrible thought lol!!!!!!!!

    Score: 1
    dazzastfc 3:59pm Sun 24 Aug 14

    the don69 wrote…


    dazzastfc wrote…


    the don69 wrote…


    Who would have thought little tiny Fleetwood top of our League and I hear they have a very good team! just shows what you can do on tiny budgets and they get very low gates, having said that it would be a very brave man ( or a foolish one ) to put a lot of dosh on them to stay there! wonder which team are propping up the Football League??LOL !!!!!!!!!!
    They do not have a tiny budget...They own their ground
    There owner is minted and a fan from when they were right down in the bottom tier of the leagues..
    He owns a energy company and has said that he won't stop until they reach the top...
    Yes your right Dazza, the owner has so far spent £10m , but their average gates are only 2,800, just shows fair play means nothing, cause their playing budget on 2,800 would be tiny, so clubs can still buy success the rules are a waste of time! the population of Fleetwood is only 27,000, so what sort of gates can they expect to get if they can go higher???????

    When you own the ground and his company sponsors are everywhere plus his own influx of money I dont think fair play comes in to it...
    just look at the championship and the premier league...
    HOW IS THAT FAIR PLAY ??..

    So far the premiership has spent
    £660m with the top 6 spending just for fun...
    HOW ON EARTH HAS A CLUB LIKE SWINDON GOT ANY CHANCE TO CHALLENGE..

    Score: 3
    ciclosporindorset 4:12pm Sun 24 Aug 14

    Good point Dazza. first cut the wage bill. Second get in max loans. third build an identity eg youngsters with technical flair.fourth, delay bills non urgent. Fifth sell best player one per year. Sixth, nurture your academy players. Seven, keep squad size down to minimum. Eight, plead with fans to come back. Nine, attract more fans by playing the beautiful game. Ten. Ban the adver from dragging the club down through allowing stupid comments on their footsie site.

    Score: 2
    dreamofacleansheet2 4:48pm Sun 24 Aug 14

    Chelsea are net SELLERS in this window.........

    Grim leaving it now and totally agree seeing the birth of a Chairman Legend. He sure can pick players out on the cheap. We be toast with injuries but if we can only pick one up at a time you just never know. Hope Town fans start to realise!

    Score: 3
    Oi Den! 5:17pm Sun 24 Aug 14

    ciclosporindorset wrote…


    Good point Dazza. first cut the wage bill. Second get in max loans. third build an identity eg youngsters with technical flair.fourth, delay bills non urgent. Fifth sell best player one per year. Sixth, nurture your academy players. Seven, keep squad size down to minimum. Eight, plead with fans to come back. Nine, attract more fans by playing the beautiful game. Ten. Ban the adver from dragging the club down through allowing stupid comments on their footsie site.

    And how is the censor at the Adver going to decide what is stupid and what isn't? Users are told not to post anything that is false, abusive or malicious, which is fair enough. Action should be taken when people don't heed that instruction. Outside that, everyone should be able to say what they want. Nobody has to take any notice of comments on here. Some may be over optimistic, some may be over pessimistic but who is to say what is stupid? Isn't it all in the eye of the beholder? If you were the censor ciclo, how would you go about the policing you suggest?

    Score: 0
    Oi Den! 5:19pm Sun 24 Aug 14

    And, ciclo, "footsie"?

    Score: 0
    Chish and Fips 6:15pm Sun 24 Aug 14

    Oi Den! wrote…


    ciclosporindorset wrote…


    Good point Dazza. first cut the wage bill. Second get in max loans. third build an identity eg youngsters with technical flair.fourth, delay bills non urgent. Fifth sell best player one per year. Sixth, nurture your academy players. Seven, keep squad size down to minimum. Eight, plead with fans to come back. Nine, attract more fans by playing the beautiful game. Ten. Ban the adver from dragging the club down through allowing stupid comments on their footsie site.
    And how is the censor at the Adver going to decide what is stupid and what isn't? Users are told not to post anything that is false, abusive or malicious, which is fair enough. Action should be taken when people don't heed that instruction. Outside that, everyone should be able to say what they want. Nobody has to take any notice of comments on here. Some may be over optimistic, some may be over pessimistic but who is to say what is stupid? Isn't it all in the eye of the beholder? If you were the censor ciclo, how would you go about the policing you suggest?

    Why do I feel JB with his one man and dog campaign of 'multi posters' is going to add a number 11 here to the list. :o)
    Both then, the number 10 and 11 in my opinion would be a waste of the Advers time, and also very difficult in trying to monitor.

    Score: 0
    lifelong red 6:38pm Sun 24 Aug 14

    ciclosporindorset wrote…


    Good point Dazza. first cut the wage bill. Second get in max loans. third build an identity eg youngsters with technical flair.fourth, delay bills non urgent. Fifth sell best player one per year. Sixth, nurture your academy players. Seven, keep squad size down to minimum. Eight, plead with fans to come back. Nine, attract more fans by playing the beautiful game. Ten. Ban the adver from dragging the club down through allowing stupid comments on their footsie site.

    Agree with most of first 9 - but for 10 - better to say - endeavour to end , frosty relationship between club and Adver.

    Score: 1
    dazzastfc 8:01pm Sun 24 Aug 14

    ciclosporindorset wrote…


    Good point Dazza. first cut the wage bill. Second get in max loans. third build an identity eg youngsters with technical flair.fourth, delay bills non urgent. Fifth sell best player one per year. Sixth, nurture your academy players. Seven, keep squad size down to minimum. Eight, plead with fans to come back. Nine, attract more fans by playing the beautiful game. Ten. Ban the adver from dragging the club down through allowing stupid comments on their footsie site.

    VERY VERY STRANGE ??????????

    Score: -3

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