FULL-TIME REPORT: Swindon Town 2, Brighton and Hove Albion 4 (after extra-time)

Yaser Kasim

Yaser Kasim

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AN impressive Swindon Town saw their Capital Cup hopes cruelly ended in extra-time against Brighton and Hove Albion.

The Championship visitors took the lead in the opening 10 minutes, against the run of play, with a wonder strike from Rohan Ince.

However, Town were playing some simply stunning football and got a well-deserved leveller in the first minute of the second half when Massimo Luongo threaded through Louis Thompson to slot the ball home.

With neither side able to find a winner in the 90 minutes, Town’s hopes in extra-time were dealt a severe blow when George Barker was helped from the pitch with a shoulder injury after Town boss Mark Cooper had used all his substitutes.

Brighton wasted little time in taking full advantage as Adrian Colunga and then a Caskey penalty put the hosts 3-1 up.

However, Yaser Kasim, who again shone in the Town midfield, gave his side a lifeline eight minutes from time when he waltzed through the Brighton defence to set up a tense final few minutes, which then saw Nathan Thompson sent off and Caskey bag his second spot kick of the net.

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11:25pm Tue 26 Aug 14

William Gillette says...

What a great performance, but why only 5,000 supporters turn up, we are playing some great football, the only missing link is a striker

Hope we have some new faces for Saturday to replace those who are injured
What a great performance, but why only 5,000 supporters turn up, we are playing some great football, the only missing link is a striker Hope we have some new faces for Saturday to replace those who are injured William Gillette
  • Score: 21

12:12am Wed 27 Aug 14

Psychedelic Syd says...

Fully agree William. Fantastic performance, what a team. Disgusting attendance the people of Swindon should be ashamed of themselves. This is a team that is getting better and better and shows so much promise. 5,000 people to watch a cup match against a championship side? Disgraceful. Come on Advertiser start to whip up some support, for the lads. The whole town should be proud of them and grateful to Lee Power and Mark Cooper for their incredible achievements against all odds. Well done lads you were stupendous. COYMR.
Fully agree William. Fantastic performance, what a team. Disgusting attendance the people of Swindon should be ashamed of themselves. This is a team that is getting better and better and shows so much promise. 5,000 people to watch a cup match against a championship side? Disgraceful. Come on Advertiser start to whip up some support, for the lads. The whole town should be proud of them and grateful to Lee Power and Mark Cooper for their incredible achievements against all odds. Well done lads you were stupendous. COYMR. Psychedelic Syd
  • Score: 23

12:19am Wed 27 Aug 14

Psychedelic Syd says...

Fully agree William. Fantastic performance, what a team. Disgusting attendance the people of Swindon should be ashamed of themselves. This is a team that is getting better and better and shows so much promise. 5,000 people to watch our wonderful lads aagainst a championship side is like a sick joke. Come on Advertiser start to get the town behind our team and give Mark Cooper and Lee Power the positive support they deserve. Well done to all the lads, terrific performance. COYMR
Fully agree William. Fantastic performance, what a team. Disgusting attendance the people of Swindon should be ashamed of themselves. This is a team that is getting better and better and shows so much promise. 5,000 people to watch our wonderful lads aagainst a championship side is like a sick joke. Come on Advertiser start to get the town behind our team and give Mark Cooper and Lee Power the positive support they deserve. Well done to all the lads, terrific performance. COYMR Psychedelic Syd
  • Score: 4

6:49am Wed 27 Aug 14

whitety says...

The crowd wont return people are struggling to survive with there every day finances, football in general is to over priced. there is no point in wasting money watching a team that can not win a game strikers win games and swindon do not have a decent goal scorer, the defence at best is suspect its a fact of life third tier football is way over priced. For years people who have supported swindon have been let down, there is broken trust between owners, board ,management etc. untill this trust is reinstated the fans wont be back pretty football all very well but beaten again, another defeat that is what fans see.
The crowd wont return people are struggling to survive with there every day finances, football in general is to over priced. there is no point in wasting money watching a team that can not win a game strikers win games and swindon do not have a decent goal scorer, the defence at best is suspect its a fact of life third tier football is way over priced. For years people who have supported swindon have been let down, there is broken trust between owners, board ,management etc. untill this trust is reinstated the fans wont be back pretty football all very well but beaten again, another defeat that is what fans see. whitety
  • Score: -23

7:20am Wed 27 Aug 14

sadgit says...

3 games in a week! I think most people would take the league matches over a cup game against a Championship reserve team any day.
Thumbs up!
3 games in a week! I think most people would take the league matches over a cup game against a Championship reserve team any day. Thumbs up! sadgit
  • Score: 8

9:57am Wed 27 Aug 14

castle9 says...

whitety wrote:
The crowd wont return people are struggling to survive with there every day finances, football in general is to over priced. there is no point in wasting money watching a team that can not win a game strikers win games and swindon do not have a decent goal scorer, the defence at best is suspect its a fact of life third tier football is way over priced. For years people who have supported swindon have been let down, there is broken trust between owners, board ,management etc. untill this trust is reinstated the fans wont be back pretty football all very well but beaten again, another defeat that is what fans see.
Jeez, there really is no hope is there?
[quote][p][bold]whitety[/bold] wrote: The crowd wont return people are struggling to survive with there every day finances, football in general is to over priced. there is no point in wasting money watching a team that can not win a game strikers win games and swindon do not have a decent goal scorer, the defence at best is suspect its a fact of life third tier football is way over priced. For years people who have supported swindon have been let down, there is broken trust between owners, board ,management etc. untill this trust is reinstated the fans wont be back pretty football all very well but beaten again, another defeat that is what fans see.[/p][/quote]Jeez, there really is no hope is there? castle9
  • Score: 2

11:00am Wed 27 Aug 14

Baritone says...

Town played very well last night, the plusses being :
Town played very well last night, the plusses being : Baritone
  • Score: 0

11:08am Wed 27 Aug 14

Baritone says...

Sorry about previous message - computer sleeping!

Town played very well last night and could easily have won the game in normal time but for some very poor shooting.

On the plus side, the ball was not given away with the regularity of their earlier games (including most of last season) and the defence - whilst needing a commanding centre back - made much fewer mistakes.

The worry now must be over the side to be turned out to face Coventry on Saturday. We seem so thin on the ground, player wise, that I can only but hope that players were withdrawn from play last night, not due to any bad injury but as a precaution - due to Saturday's game being more important than last night's efforts!
Sorry about previous message - computer sleeping! Town played very well last night and could easily have won the game in normal time but for some very poor shooting. On the plus side, the ball was not given away with the regularity of their earlier games (including most of last season) and the defence - whilst needing a commanding centre back - made much fewer mistakes. The worry now must be over the side to be turned out to face Coventry on Saturday. We seem so thin on the ground, player wise, that I can only but hope that players were withdrawn from play last night, not due to any bad injury but as a precaution - due to Saturday's game being more important than last night's efforts! Baritone
  • Score: 1

1:19pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Cleuso says...

whitety wrote:
The crowd wont return people are struggling to survive with there every day finances, football in general is to over priced. there is no point in wasting money watching a team that can not win a game strikers win games and swindon do not have a decent goal scorer, the defence at best is suspect its a fact of life third tier football is way over priced. For years people who have supported swindon have been let down, there is broken trust between owners, board ,management etc. untill this trust is reinstated the fans wont be back pretty football all very well but beaten again, another defeat that is what fans see.
To an extent you hit the nail on the head...you like too many live in the past on issues that have absolutely no relevance today, yet continue to proliferate those views to the detriment of the club as it is today.

Not once in your diatribe do you add any balance by reference to positive things that have happened over those same years.

We have a new owner and a team management and staff, not party to any of those things and they almost got us to the play offs in their first season and now have a team playing in a style akin to that of Spain in their pomp (albeit not against national opposition ) They also dominated games then but rarely got a hatful of goals, much as we are today. Teams now have to work extremely hard to even get ball off of us .

Yet far too many at the time of Coopers appointment were critical of his perceived style and once again set off a negative thought before he had been in his job for a day , almost wanting/expecting him not to succeed.

One other thing, too many are also in the "something for nothing" culture we want the best but won't pay towards it, yet are happy to criticise and not stick with it when there are setbacks

Until those attitudes change it will not be any different. Oddly as an individual the one thing that can change things for the better is the individual themselves, so look at yourself what are you going to do about it ?

Continue living in the past or do something for the present and future ?

As supporters we have our part to play, talk to others about the good things happening and oddly crowds may increase.

Whilst I do understand the budget issue of £25 ticket prices, lapsed fans based on that cost had a great opportunity last night for just £12 and £5 for juniors and watch a football revolution that has a degree of class and style rarely seen from teams in the previous 50 years.
[quote][p][bold]whitety[/bold] wrote: The crowd wont return people are struggling to survive with there every day finances, football in general is to over priced. there is no point in wasting money watching a team that can not win a game strikers win games and swindon do not have a decent goal scorer, the defence at best is suspect its a fact of life third tier football is way over priced. For years people who have supported swindon have been let down, there is broken trust between owners, board ,management etc. untill this trust is reinstated the fans wont be back pretty football all very well but beaten again, another defeat that is what fans see.[/p][/quote]To an extent you hit the nail on the head...you like too many live in the past on issues that have absolutely no relevance today, yet continue to proliferate those views to the detriment of the club as it is today. Not once in your diatribe do you add any balance by reference to positive things that have happened over those same years. We have a new owner and a team management and staff, not party to any of those things and they almost got us to the play offs in their first season and now have a team playing in a style akin to that of Spain in their pomp (albeit not against national opposition ) They also dominated games then but rarely got a hatful of goals, much as we are today. Teams now have to work extremely hard to even get ball off of us . Yet far too many at the time of Coopers appointment were critical of his perceived style and once again set off a negative thought before he had been in his job for a day , almost wanting/expecting him not to succeed. One other thing, too many are also in the "something for nothing" culture we want the best but won't pay towards it, yet are happy to criticise and not stick with it when there are setbacks Until those attitudes change it will not be any different. Oddly as an individual the one thing that can change things for the better is the individual themselves, so look at yourself what are you going to do about it ? Continue living in the past or do something for the present and future ? As supporters we have our part to play, talk to others about the good things happening and oddly crowds may increase. Whilst I do understand the budget issue of £25 ticket prices, lapsed fans based on that cost had a great opportunity last night for just £12 and £5 for juniors and watch a football revolution that has a degree of class and style rarely seen from teams in the previous 50 years. Cleuso
  • Score: 6

3:23pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Swindon1984 says...

Cleuso wrote:
whitety wrote: The crowd wont return people are struggling to survive with there every day finances, football in general is to over priced. there is no point in wasting money watching a team that can not win a game strikers win games and swindon do not have a decent goal scorer, the defence at best is suspect its a fact of life third tier football is way over priced. For years people who have supported swindon have been let down, there is broken trust between owners, board ,management etc. untill this trust is reinstated the fans wont be back pretty football all very well but beaten again, another defeat that is what fans see.
To an extent you hit the nail on the head...you like too many live in the past on issues that have absolutely no relevance today, yet continue to proliferate those views to the detriment of the club as it is today. Not once in your diatribe do you add any balance by reference to positive things that have happened over those same years. We have a new owner and a team management and staff, not party to any of those things and they almost got us to the play offs in their first season and now have a team playing in a style akin to that of Spain in their pomp (albeit not against national opposition ) They also dominated games then but rarely got a hatful of goals, much as we are today. Teams now have to work extremely hard to even get ball off of us . Yet far too many at the time of Coopers appointment were critical of his perceived style and once again set off a negative thought before he had been in his job for a day , almost wanting/expecting him not to succeed. One other thing, too many are also in the "something for nothing" culture we want the best but won't pay towards it, yet are happy to criticise and not stick with it when there are setbacks Until those attitudes change it will not be any different. Oddly as an individual the one thing that can change things for the better is the individual themselves, so look at yourself what are you going to do about it ? Continue living in the past or do something for the present and future ? As supporters we have our part to play, talk to others about the good things happening and oddly crowds may increase. Whilst I do understand the budget issue of £25 ticket prices, lapsed fans based on that cost had a great opportunity last night for just £12 and £5 for juniors and watch a football revolution that has a degree of class and style rarely seen from teams in the previous 50 years.
Absolutely agree - yes there will be some who can only pick and choose what games to go to based on their financial circumstances, but last night at £12 was an absolute bargain. One poster in particular on here has been whinging about the club whilst at the same time has openly said they won't go to any games - so not only not contributing to the club, but in no position to make an assessment of how we're playing. They're the sort of "supporters" we don't need; those happy to slag the team off from the comfort of their armchairs, but won't be happy until they're seeing premiership football in Swindon for a tenner a time.

I'm convinced there're a lot of people out there who want to say they "have a team" but have no interest in watching football or supporting "their" club. Hence down my way there are Liverpool/Man Utd/Arsenal fans who can claim allegience with no effort, watch on sky but couldn't pick out the city on a map. Swindon have a moderate sized decent support, but most in the town couldn't care less, that's the sad fact about it.

Anyway, forget about all the negative nancys out there, empty vessels make the most noise after all. Let's just enjoy the football.
[quote][p][bold]Cleuso[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whitety[/bold] wrote: The crowd wont return people are struggling to survive with there every day finances, football in general is to over priced. there is no point in wasting money watching a team that can not win a game strikers win games and swindon do not have a decent goal scorer, the defence at best is suspect its a fact of life third tier football is way over priced. For years people who have supported swindon have been let down, there is broken trust between owners, board ,management etc. untill this trust is reinstated the fans wont be back pretty football all very well but beaten again, another defeat that is what fans see.[/p][/quote]To an extent you hit the nail on the head...you like too many live in the past on issues that have absolutely no relevance today, yet continue to proliferate those views to the detriment of the club as it is today. Not once in your diatribe do you add any balance by reference to positive things that have happened over those same years. We have a new owner and a team management and staff, not party to any of those things and they almost got us to the play offs in their first season and now have a team playing in a style akin to that of Spain in their pomp (albeit not against national opposition ) They also dominated games then but rarely got a hatful of goals, much as we are today. Teams now have to work extremely hard to even get ball off of us . Yet far too many at the time of Coopers appointment were critical of his perceived style and once again set off a negative thought before he had been in his job for a day , almost wanting/expecting him not to succeed. One other thing, too many are also in the "something for nothing" culture we want the best but won't pay towards it, yet are happy to criticise and not stick with it when there are setbacks Until those attitudes change it will not be any different. Oddly as an individual the one thing that can change things for the better is the individual themselves, so look at yourself what are you going to do about it ? Continue living in the past or do something for the present and future ? As supporters we have our part to play, talk to others about the good things happening and oddly crowds may increase. Whilst I do understand the budget issue of £25 ticket prices, lapsed fans based on that cost had a great opportunity last night for just £12 and £5 for juniors and watch a football revolution that has a degree of class and style rarely seen from teams in the previous 50 years.[/p][/quote]Absolutely agree - yes there will be some who can only pick and choose what games to go to based on their financial circumstances, but last night at £12 was an absolute bargain. One poster in particular on here has been whinging about the club whilst at the same time has openly said they won't go to any games - so not only not contributing to the club, but in no position to make an assessment of how we're playing. They're the sort of "supporters" we don't need; those happy to slag the team off from the comfort of their armchairs, but won't be happy until they're seeing premiership football in Swindon for a tenner a time. I'm convinced there're a lot of people out there who want to say they "have a team" but have no interest in watching football or supporting "their" club. Hence down my way there are Liverpool/Man Utd/Arsenal fans who can claim allegience with no effort, watch on sky but couldn't pick out the city on a map. Swindon have a moderate sized decent support, but most in the town couldn't care less, that's the sad fact about it. Anyway, forget about all the negative nancys out there, empty vessels make the most noise after all. Let's just enjoy the football. Swindon1984
  • Score: 3

5:39pm Wed 27 Aug 14

whitety says...

It is a result based industry a pound is to dear if game after game the end result is the same, played well did not win fans like to watch good football granted but same end product wont put bums on seats. 3000 people can not be bothered, simply can not afford the entrance fee, or want better results winning is the name of the game and town do not that often enough.
The football is pretty at times nice to watch but to many sloppy goals conceded, not enough goals scored, same end result 3000 fans not paying to come in sorry fact of life.
It is a result based industry a pound is to dear if game after game the end result is the same, played well did not win fans like to watch good football granted but same end product wont put bums on seats. 3000 people can not be bothered, simply can not afford the entrance fee, or want better results winning is the name of the game and town do not that often enough. The football is pretty at times nice to watch but to many sloppy goals conceded, not enough goals scored, same end result 3000 fans not paying to come in sorry fact of life. whitety
  • Score: 0

6:04pm Wed 27 Aug 14

swwindon61uk says...

So proud of the team last night,taken our chances we would have been through.
The football is outstanding at the moment and was close to the hoddle era last night and if people choose to stay away that is there tough luck to be honest.
I do not want to hear anymore about Lee Power and pricing, he done his bit the people of Swindon did not.
Last night really did show the need for a striker striker but there again every other club can say the same.
Thought Branco was a brick, that is brick!! :-),but kasim MOTM for me again.
Roll on Saturday and hoping for more of the same.
Well done Mark Cooper,your team is playing how i like to see football being played.
So proud of the team last night,taken our chances we would have been through. The football is outstanding at the moment and was close to the hoddle era last night and if people choose to stay away that is there tough luck to be honest. I do not want to hear anymore about Lee Power and pricing, he done his bit the people of Swindon did not. Last night really did show the need for a striker striker but there again every other club can say the same. Thought Branco was a brick, that is brick!! :-),but kasim MOTM for me again. Roll on Saturday and hoping for more of the same. Well done Mark Cooper,your team is playing how i like to see football being played. swwindon61uk
  • Score: 2

9:07pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Cleuso says...

whitety wrote:
It is a result based industry a pound is to dear if game after game the end result is the same, played well did not win fans like to watch good football granted but same end product wont put bums on seats. 3000 people can not be bothered, simply can not afford the entrance fee, or want better results winning is the name of the game and town do not that often enough.
The football is pretty at times nice to watch but to many sloppy goals conceded, not enough goals scored, same end result 3000 fans not paying to come in sorry fact of life.
Ahead of last night what were the results this season. 3 wins and a draw out of 5 games..only side with a 100% home record left in Division 1 ... so it wasn't down to results as you imply..or what did you expect ...5 wins 15 goals scored and only 1 conceded ?

Goals are scored everywhere in the leagues both for and against, sometimes games finish 0-0, so what... sloppy ??? never ever heard a fan say they are staying away due to sloppy goals ... at the other end what would you say if all goals were scored from 6 inches...ooh I'm not going they only score from 6 inches, no skill involved in that. Lol !
[quote][p][bold]whitety[/bold] wrote: It is a result based industry a pound is to dear if game after game the end result is the same, played well did not win fans like to watch good football granted but same end product wont put bums on seats. 3000 people can not be bothered, simply can not afford the entrance fee, or want better results winning is the name of the game and town do not that often enough. The football is pretty at times nice to watch but to many sloppy goals conceded, not enough goals scored, same end result 3000 fans not paying to come in sorry fact of life.[/p][/quote]Ahead of last night what were the results this season. 3 wins and a draw out of 5 games..only side with a 100% home record left in Division 1 ... so it wasn't down to results as you imply..or what did you expect ...5 wins 15 goals scored and only 1 conceded ? Goals are scored everywhere in the leagues both for and against, sometimes games finish 0-0, so what... sloppy ??? never ever heard a fan say they are staying away due to sloppy goals ... at the other end what would you say if all goals were scored from 6 inches...ooh I'm not going they only score from 6 inches, no skill involved in that. Lol ! Cleuso
  • Score: 2

9:00am Thu 28 Aug 14

red steam zulu says...

Cleuso wrote:
whitety wrote:
The crowd wont return people are struggling to survive with there every day finances, football in general is to over priced. there is no point in wasting money watching a team that can not win a game strikers win games and swindon do not have a decent goal scorer, the defence at best is suspect its a fact of life third tier football is way over priced. For years people who have supported swindon have been let down, there is broken trust between owners, board ,management etc. untill this trust is reinstated the fans wont be back pretty football all very well but beaten again, another defeat that is what fans see.
To an extent you hit the nail on the head...you like too many live in the past on issues that have absolutely no relevance today, yet continue to proliferate those views to the detriment of the club as it is today.

Not once in your diatribe do you add any balance by reference to positive things that have happened over those same years.

We have a new owner and a team management and staff, not party to any of those things and they almost got us to the play offs in their first season and now have a team playing in a style akin to that of Spain in their pomp (albeit not against national opposition ) They also dominated games then but rarely got a hatful of goals, much as we are today. Teams now have to work extremely hard to even get ball off of us .

Yet far too many at the time of Coopers appointment were critical of his perceived style and once again set off a negative thought before he had been in his job for a day , almost wanting/expecting him not to succeed.

One other thing, too many are also in the "something for nothing" culture we want the best but won't pay towards it, yet are happy to criticise and not stick with it when there are setbacks

Until those attitudes change it will not be any different. Oddly as an individual the one thing that can change things for the better is the individual themselves, so look at yourself what are you going to do about it ?

Continue living in the past or do something for the present and future ?

As supporters we have our part to play, talk to others about the good things happening and oddly crowds may increase.

Whilst I do understand the budget issue of £25 ticket prices, lapsed fans based on that cost had a great opportunity last night for just £12 and £5 for juniors and watch a football revolution that has a degree of class and style rarely seen from teams in the previous 50 years.
your a bellend who has swallowed a dictionary
[quote][p][bold]Cleuso[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whitety[/bold] wrote: The crowd wont return people are struggling to survive with there every day finances, football in general is to over priced. there is no point in wasting money watching a team that can not win a game strikers win games and swindon do not have a decent goal scorer, the defence at best is suspect its a fact of life third tier football is way over priced. For years people who have supported swindon have been let down, there is broken trust between owners, board ,management etc. untill this trust is reinstated the fans wont be back pretty football all very well but beaten again, another defeat that is what fans see.[/p][/quote]To an extent you hit the nail on the head...you like too many live in the past on issues that have absolutely no relevance today, yet continue to proliferate those views to the detriment of the club as it is today. Not once in your diatribe do you add any balance by reference to positive things that have happened over those same years. We have a new owner and a team management and staff, not party to any of those things and they almost got us to the play offs in their first season and now have a team playing in a style akin to that of Spain in their pomp (albeit not against national opposition ) They also dominated games then but rarely got a hatful of goals, much as we are today. Teams now have to work extremely hard to even get ball off of us . Yet far too many at the time of Coopers appointment were critical of his perceived style and once again set off a negative thought before he had been in his job for a day , almost wanting/expecting him not to succeed. One other thing, too many are also in the "something for nothing" culture we want the best but won't pay towards it, yet are happy to criticise and not stick with it when there are setbacks Until those attitudes change it will not be any different. Oddly as an individual the one thing that can change things for the better is the individual themselves, so look at yourself what are you going to do about it ? Continue living in the past or do something for the present and future ? As supporters we have our part to play, talk to others about the good things happening and oddly crowds may increase. Whilst I do understand the budget issue of £25 ticket prices, lapsed fans based on that cost had a great opportunity last night for just £12 and £5 for juniors and watch a football revolution that has a degree of class and style rarely seen from teams in the previous 50 years.[/p][/quote]your a bellend who has swallowed a dictionary red steam zulu
  • Score: 0

9:03am Thu 28 Aug 14

red steam zulu says...

Cleuso wrote:
whitety wrote:
The crowd wont return people are struggling to survive with there every day finances, football in general is to over priced. there is no point in wasting money watching a team that can not win a game strikers win games and swindon do not have a decent goal scorer, the defence at best is suspect its a fact of life third tier football is way over priced. For years people who have supported swindon have been let down, there is broken trust between owners, board ,management etc. untill this trust is reinstated the fans wont be back pretty football all very well but beaten again, another defeat that is what fans see.
To an extent you hit the nail on the head...you like too many live in the past on issues that have absolutely no relevance today, yet continue to proliferate those views to the detriment of the club as it is today.

Not once in your diatribe do you add any balance by reference to positive things that have happened over those same years.

We have a new owner and a team management and staff, not party to any of those things and they almost got us to the play offs in their first season and now have a team playing in a style akin to that of Spain in their pomp (albeit not against national opposition ) They also dominated games then but rarely got a hatful of goals, much as we are today. Teams now have to work extremely hard to even get ball off of us .

Yet far too many at the time of Coopers appointment were critical of his perceived style and once again set off a negative thought before he had been in his job for a day , almost wanting/expecting him not to succeed.

One other thing, too many are also in the "something for nothing" culture we want the best but won't pay towards it, yet are happy to criticise and not stick with it when there are setbacks

Until those attitudes change it will not be any different. Oddly as an individual the one thing that can change things for the better is the individual themselves, so look at yourself what are you going to do about it ?

Continue living in the past or do something for the present and future ?

As supporters we have our part to play, talk to others about the good things happening and oddly crowds may increase.

Whilst I do understand the budget issue of £25 ticket prices, lapsed fans based on that cost had a great opportunity last night for just £12 and £5 for juniors and watch a football revolution that has a degree of class and style rarely seen from teams in the previous 50 years.
your a bellend who got a dictionary shoved up his rear end ,dont you dare put a man down for struggling to feed his kids and keep a roof over their heads
[quote][p][bold]Cleuso[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whitety[/bold] wrote: The crowd wont return people are struggling to survive with there every day finances, football in general is to over priced. there is no point in wasting money watching a team that can not win a game strikers win games and swindon do not have a decent goal scorer, the defence at best is suspect its a fact of life third tier football is way over priced. For years people who have supported swindon have been let down, there is broken trust between owners, board ,management etc. untill this trust is reinstated the fans wont be back pretty football all very well but beaten again, another defeat that is what fans see.[/p][/quote]To an extent you hit the nail on the head...you like too many live in the past on issues that have absolutely no relevance today, yet continue to proliferate those views to the detriment of the club as it is today. Not once in your diatribe do you add any balance by reference to positive things that have happened over those same years. We have a new owner and a team management and staff, not party to any of those things and they almost got us to the play offs in their first season and now have a team playing in a style akin to that of Spain in their pomp (albeit not against national opposition ) They also dominated games then but rarely got a hatful of goals, much as we are today. Teams now have to work extremely hard to even get ball off of us . Yet far too many at the time of Coopers appointment were critical of his perceived style and once again set off a negative thought before he had been in his job for a day , almost wanting/expecting him not to succeed. One other thing, too many are also in the "something for nothing" culture we want the best but won't pay towards it, yet are happy to criticise and not stick with it when there are setbacks Until those attitudes change it will not be any different. Oddly as an individual the one thing that can change things for the better is the individual themselves, so look at yourself what are you going to do about it ? Continue living in the past or do something for the present and future ? As supporters we have our part to play, talk to others about the good things happening and oddly crowds may increase. Whilst I do understand the budget issue of £25 ticket prices, lapsed fans based on that cost had a great opportunity last night for just £12 and £5 for juniors and watch a football revolution that has a degree of class and style rarely seen from teams in the previous 50 years.[/p][/quote]your a bellend who got a dictionary shoved up his rear end ,dont you dare put a man down for struggling to feed his kids and keep a roof over their heads red steam zulu
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9:07am Thu 28 Aug 14

red steam zulu says...

William Gillette wrote:
What a great performance, but why only 5,000 supporters turn up, we are playing some great football, the only missing link is a striker

Hope we have some new faces for Saturday to replace those who are injured
i thought we got stuffed 4/2 whats so great
[quote][p][bold]William Gillette[/bold] wrote: What a great performance, but why only 5,000 supporters turn up, we are playing some great football, the only missing link is a striker Hope we have some new faces for Saturday to replace those who are injured[/p][/quote]i thought we got stuffed 4/2 whats so great red steam zulu
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9:09am Thu 28 Aug 14

red steam zulu says...

William Gillette wrote:
What a great performance, but why only 5,000 supporters turn up, we are playing some great football, the only missing link is a striker

Hope we have some new faces for Saturday to replace those who are injured
we got stuffed 4 2 whats so great !!
[quote][p][bold]William Gillette[/bold] wrote: What a great performance, but why only 5,000 supporters turn up, we are playing some great football, the only missing link is a striker Hope we have some new faces for Saturday to replace those who are injured[/p][/quote]we got stuffed 4 2 whats so great !! red steam zulu
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12:44pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Swindon1984 says...

red steam zulu wrote:
William Gillette wrote: What a great performance, but why only 5,000 supporters turn up, we are playing some great football, the only missing link is a striker Hope we have some new faces for Saturday to replace those who are injured
we got stuffed 4 2 whats so great !!
You seem to just be talking to yourself now chap. Not sure I understand the argument, no-one likes to see their team lose but if you can't take some positives from that performance (assuming you saw it) then I don't get it.

Wolves away last season we got beat - did we play well? Yes. Did we let in a couple of preventable goals? Unfortunately yes. Was it a good spectacle and a good day out? Most definitely. I've beeen more ****ed off coming away with a draw from some games on how badly we've played than a narrow loss where we've played well. If the result is literally the only thing that matters rather than just the important thing, you may as well watch final score or sit in the county ground bar for 90 minutes. Surely the enjoyment is in watching the football and seeing your team play well in addition to the points?
[quote][p][bold]red steam zulu[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]William Gillette[/bold] wrote: What a great performance, but why only 5,000 supporters turn up, we are playing some great football, the only missing link is a striker Hope we have some new faces for Saturday to replace those who are injured[/p][/quote]we got stuffed 4 2 whats so great !![/p][/quote]You seem to just be talking to yourself now chap. Not sure I understand the argument, no-one likes to see their team lose but if you can't take some positives from that performance (assuming you saw it) then I don't get it. Wolves away last season we got beat - did we play well? Yes. Did we let in a couple of preventable goals? Unfortunately yes. Was it a good spectacle and a good day out? Most definitely. I've beeen more ****ed off coming away with a draw from some games on how badly we've played than a narrow loss where we've played well. If the result is literally the only thing that matters rather than just the important thing, you may as well watch final score or sit in the county ground bar for 90 minutes. Surely the enjoyment is in watching the football and seeing your team play well in addition to the points? Swindon1984
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5:35pm Thu 28 Aug 14

red steam zulu says...

Swindon1984 wrote:
red steam zulu wrote:
William Gillette wrote: What a great performance, but why only 5,000 supporters turn up, we are playing some great football, the only missing link is a striker Hope we have some new faces for Saturday to replace those who are injured
we got stuffed 4 2 whats so great !!
You seem to just be talking to yourself now chap. Not sure I understand the argument, no-one likes to see their team lose but if you can't take some positives from that performance (assuming you saw it) then I don't get it.

Wolves away last season we got beat - did we play well? Yes. Did we let in a couple of preventable goals? Unfortunately yes. Was it a good spectacle and a good day out? Most definitely. I've beeen more ****ed off coming away with a draw from some games on how badly we've played than a narrow loss where we've played well. If the result is literally the only thing that matters rather than just the important thing, you may as well watch final score or sit in the county ground bar for 90 minutes. Surely the enjoyment is in watching the football and seeing your team play well in addition to the points?
guess you must be the type to be easily pleased
[quote][p][bold]Swindon1984[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]red steam zulu[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]William Gillette[/bold] wrote: What a great performance, but why only 5,000 supporters turn up, we are playing some great football, the only missing link is a striker Hope we have some new faces for Saturday to replace those who are injured[/p][/quote]we got stuffed 4 2 whats so great !![/p][/quote]You seem to just be talking to yourself now chap. Not sure I understand the argument, no-one likes to see their team lose but if you can't take some positives from that performance (assuming you saw it) then I don't get it. Wolves away last season we got beat - did we play well? Yes. Did we let in a couple of preventable goals? Unfortunately yes. Was it a good spectacle and a good day out? Most definitely. I've beeen more ****ed off coming away with a draw from some games on how badly we've played than a narrow loss where we've played well. If the result is literally the only thing that matters rather than just the important thing, you may as well watch final score or sit in the county ground bar for 90 minutes. Surely the enjoyment is in watching the football and seeing your team play well in addition to the points?[/p][/quote]guess you must be the type to be easily pleased red steam zulu
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