SWINDON TOWN: FULL TIME: Swindon Town 1 Bayern Munich II 1

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SWINDON Town and Bayern Munich II have drawn their friendly match 1-1 at Andalo this evening.

Paul Benson handed Swindon the early advantage, rolling the ball past Maximilian Riedmuller from Matt Ritchie’s pass after three minutes.

Bayern levelled when Town failed to clear their lines and Alessandro Schopf was on hand to bury beyond Wes Foderingham, but the Robins almost edged in front once more when Andy Williams struck a post after being played in by Paul Benson.

In the second half, Foderingham produced two good saves to prevent Marius Duhnke from edging the German side ahead, while James Collins and Aden Flint were both within a whisker of claiming the bragging rights for Swindon.

Here are the key moments from today’s match:

Three mins: GOAL 1-0 (Benson) What a start from Town! Matt Ritchie nips in to steal the ball on the right flank and feeds Paul Benson, and the striker makes no mistake in slotting the ball beyond Maximilian Riedmuller.

14 mins: Dale Jennings latches onto a long ball from deep in the Bayern midfield and almost skips past Troy Archibald-Henville, priming himself for a pop at goal, but Town’s big centre-back does well to recover and makes the tackle.

18 mins: Top save by Wes Foderingham. The Swindon keeper gets down low to his right to palm the ball to safety and deny Bastian Fischer from very close range.

25 mins: GOAL 1-1 (Schopf) A cross from the right evades most of the Town defence, Ritchie can’t clear at the back post and, after Dale Jennings completely miscues his effort, the ball lands at the feet of Alessandro Schopf who fires home.

36 mins:The Robins go so close to taking the lead once again when Andy Williams is played through by Benson. The former Yeovil striker beats Riedmuller but the ball ricochets off the Bayern keeper’s right-hand post and Williams can’t quite toe-poke in the rebound.

41 mins: Williams turns nicely on the edge of the area but his low shot is easily scooped up by Riedmuller.

57 mins: Raffa De Vita does well to muscle his way through three challenges in midfield and lets fly from 20 yards, but his right-footed drive is well saved.

58 mins: A nice period of pressure for Swindon, this, and Luke Rooney’s cross is met by James Collins but the striker can’t direct his header goalwards.

61 mins: Rooney has a great chance at the back post when Oliver RIsser centres, but the wide man can only nod hopelessly over.

68 mins: Rooney has again been in impressive form down the left, and his whipped cross only narrowly avoids the diving head of Collins and the diving right foot of Aden Flint. Close.

73 mins: Marius Duhnke thinks he’s scored when he chests the ball down inside the Swindon area and pokes the ball towards the bottom corner. It seems for all the world that it’s in until Foderingham reaches down with one of his big paws and pushes the ball aside. Great save.

80 mins: Dunhke has another glorious chance to edge Bayern in front but, despite being allowed the freedom of Andalo to run at Foderingham, he still can’t get away a shot as the Town keeper claims at his feet.

82 mins: Collins lashes over the Bayern crossbar when well set on the edge of the penalty area.

89 mins: Simon Ferry volleys from the edge of the box after De Vita's cross is cleared, but his effort is turned over.

90 mins: Collins turns neatly in midfield and feeds De Vita, whose cross to the back post is met by Rooney's tame header.

SWINDON TOWN 1st HALF: Wes Foderingham; Nathan Thompson, Alan McCormack, Troy Archibald-Henville, Jay McEveley; Matt Ritchie, Alan Navarro, Tommy Miller, Gary Roberts; Paul Benson, Andy Williams.

SWINDON TOWN 2nd HALF: Wes Foderingham, Paul Caddis, Aden Flint, Joe Devera, Alessandro Cibocchi, Raffa De Vita, Simon Ferry, Oliver Risser, Luke Rooney, James Collins, Miles Storey

Bayern Munich II: Maximilian Riedmuller; Niklas Horn, Stefan Buck, Lukas Grill, Altin Lala, Tobias Schweisteiger, Bastian Fischer, Maxim Rothenbucher, Fabian Hurbeler, Dale Jennings, Alessandro Schopf

Subs: Daniel Muller, Marius Duhnke, Patrick Weihrauch, Vladimir Rankovic, Toni Vastic, Antonio Pangallo

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6:39pm Wed 11 Jul 12

bullyfish says...

all sounds very encouraging tbh, the opposition is no doubt quality...i presume of a championship side, dont know what you lot think
all sounds very encouraging tbh, the opposition is no doubt quality...i presume of a championship side, dont know what you lot think bullyfish
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6:46pm Wed 11 Jul 12

Psychedelic Syd says...

Yeah Bullyfish I reckon you're right - many extremely good players in their side. With Gerd Muller involved and the fact the Bayern Munich 11 team are often on TV I think that's a creditable result.
Yeah Bullyfish I reckon you're right - many extremely good players in their side. With Gerd Muller involved and the fact the Bayern Munich 11 team are often on TV I think that's a creditable result. Psychedelic Syd
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6:59pm Wed 11 Jul 12

the wizard says...

Sounds like we made many chances but either put them wide or around or over the bar, and even hit the bar. The encouraging thing is we got into the positions to do that.
I think this is a quality result against an undoubted quality team. the goals will come. Well done Town.

Time now for Sam to go and celebrate.
Sounds like we made many chances but either put them wide or around or over the bar, and even hit the bar. The encouraging thing is we got into the positions to do that. I think this is a quality result against an undoubted quality team. the goals will come. Well done Town. Time now for Sam to go and celebrate. the wizard
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7:16pm Wed 11 Jul 12

tuucker says...

Us having two 11's this strong is just fantastic. Cover in all areas?
Us having two 11's this strong is just fantastic. Cover in all areas? tuucker
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7:33pm Wed 11 Jul 12

cowpat says...

techinally any german side is going to be better than an english side, so i would suggest its a good result, not forgetting it is still only a friendly
techinally any german side is going to be better than an english side, so i would suggest its a good result, not forgetting it is still only a friendly cowpat
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7:59pm Wed 11 Jul 12

avo says...

rooney cant head a ball.
rooney cant head a ball. avo
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8:00pm Wed 11 Jul 12

London Red says...

I was pretty wrong with my line up - you can never 2nd guess PdC!
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Also tought we were going to do 60+ mins for part of the team - above implies 2 different teams each half
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In other news Scunny drop interest in Connell. Were looking at him at same time as Grella but now they have signed him are no longer interested - need a different type of forward
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Also Butcher wants Cox back at ICT - but says lots of clubs interested so doesn't expect him to return - sounds promising that he has lots of interest
I was pretty wrong with my line up - you can never 2nd guess PdC! . Also tought we were going to do 60+ mins for part of the team - above implies 2 different teams each half . In other news Scunny drop interest in Connell. Were looking at him at same time as Grella but now they have signed him are no longer interested - need a different type of forward . Also Butcher wants Cox back at ICT - but says lots of clubs interested so doesn't expect him to return - sounds promising that he has lots of interest London Red
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8:48pm Wed 11 Jul 12

swinRhino says...

I think the twitter comment from Wes says a lot.....

"Drew 1-1 with bayern munich II can see why germany are so far ahead of the england national team! They know how to keep the ball!"

As said these are a good side - players that are knocking to get into the A team - A team of a Bundisliga for some players that is easily Championship level.
I think the twitter comment from Wes says a lot..... "Drew 1-1 with bayern munich II can see why germany are so far ahead of the england national team! They know how to keep the ball!" As said these are a good side - players that are knocking to get into the A team - A team of a Bundisliga for some players that is easily Championship level. swinRhino
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9:01pm Wed 11 Jul 12

Ginger-nutz says...

cowpat wrote:
techinally any german side is going to be better than an english side, so i would suggest its a good result, not forgetting it is still only a friendly
Take the word 'technically' out of your quote, and it would be more factually correct :)
[quote][p][bold]cowpat[/bold] wrote: techinally any german side is going to be better than an english side, so i would suggest its a good result, not forgetting it is still only a friendly[/p][/quote]Take the word 'technically' out of your quote, and it would be more factually correct :) Ginger-nutz
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9:14pm Wed 11 Jul 12

Redhouse Red says...

Bragging rights...?

Not sure about that one Sam!
Bragging rights...? Not sure about that one Sam! Redhouse Red
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10:30pm Wed 11 Jul 12

Oi Den! says...

Much overstatement going on. It doesn't matter how good or bad the opposition are. It's still only a pre-season friendly.
Much overstatement going on. It doesn't matter how good or bad the opposition are. It's still only a pre-season friendly. Oi Den!
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10:39pm Wed 11 Jul 12

the wizard says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Much overstatement going on. It doesn't matter how good or bad the opposition are. It's still only a pre-season friendly.
Den, come on, don't be such a damp squib. They are a decent side, and yeh it may only be a pre season, but up against some pretty decent players, and a good club set up. B-M are a well respected team, and as with all things German, they play to win, so credit where its due. At least its a pointer to decent things to come, and I don't think that is overstatement, perhaps not the right choice of terms.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Much overstatement going on. It doesn't matter how good or bad the opposition are. It's still only a pre-season friendly.[/p][/quote]Den, come on, don't be such a damp squib. They are a decent side, and yeh it may only be a pre season, but up against some pretty decent players, and a good club set up. B-M are a well respected team, and as with all things German, they play to win, so credit where its due. At least its a pointer to decent things to come, and I don't think that is overstatement, perhaps not the right choice of terms. the wizard
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10:50pm Wed 11 Jul 12

DarrenSTFCRomain says...

The hard work starts in 7 weeks...
CARM DOWN
The hard work starts in 7 weeks... CARM DOWN DarrenSTFCRomain
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11:02pm Wed 11 Jul 12

old town robin says...

Off to Munich next Thursday for 5 days with the misses, hope to pick up some feed-back from their point of view.

I'm taking over for my French mate living there a Swindon shirt. He's from Alsace, same as Wenger, so he'll be happy to wear the colours as he does his Arsenal shirt.

Sounds like we gave a good account of ourselves, don't sound although Caddis was put at too much risk, Still think apart from Palace we should have been looking to test ourselves against a bit stronger opposition than the local teams we have friendlies with, but bring on the Seagulls, Wayne Bridges and all.
Off to Munich next Thursday for 5 days with the misses, hope to pick up some feed-back from their point of view. I'm taking over for my French mate living there a Swindon shirt. He's from Alsace, same as Wenger, so he'll be happy to wear the colours as he does his Arsenal shirt. Sounds like we gave a good account of ourselves, don't sound although Caddis was put at too much risk, Still think apart from Palace we should have been looking to test ourselves against a bit stronger opposition than the local teams we have friendlies with, but bring on the Seagulls, Wayne Bridges and all. old town robin
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11:28pm Wed 11 Jul 12

Oi Den! says...

Wiz, sorry if it seems I'm being a killjoy but I've seen us win pre-season games against decent sides and then get relegated. If we had lost tonight there would probably be people on here expressing concern about it, and I'd have been saying exactly what I'm saying now - that it means nothing. I think we should treat this games as useful for the players to build up match fitness and for PDC to cast his eye over them - but no more than that.
Wiz, sorry if it seems I'm being a killjoy but I've seen us win pre-season games against decent sides and then get relegated. If we had lost tonight there would probably be people on here expressing concern about it, and I'd have been saying exactly what I'm saying now - that it means nothing. I think we should treat this games as useful for the players to build up match fitness and for PDC to cast his eye over them - but no more than that. Oi Den!
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11:53pm Wed 11 Jul 12

Bootlegger says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Wiz, sorry if it seems I'm being a killjoy but I've seen us win pre-season games against decent sides and then get relegated. If we had lost tonight there would probably be people on here expressing concern about it, and I'd have been saying exactly what I'm saying now - that it means nothing. I think we should treat this games as useful for the players to build up match fitness and for PDC to cast his eye over them - but no more than that.
This game means less than nothing after over a week of hard work.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Wiz, sorry if it seems I'm being a killjoy but I've seen us win pre-season games against decent sides and then get relegated. If we had lost tonight there would probably be people on here expressing concern about it, and I'd have been saying exactly what I'm saying now - that it means nothing. I think we should treat this games as useful for the players to build up match fitness and for PDC to cast his eye over them - but no more than that.[/p][/quote]This game means less than nothing after over a week of hard work. Bootlegger
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12:07am Thu 12 Jul 12

Oxon-Red says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Wiz, sorry if it seems I'm being a killjoy but I've seen us win pre-season games against decent sides and then get relegated. If we had lost tonight there would probably be people on here expressing concern about it, and I'd have been saying exactly what I'm saying now - that it means nothing. I think we should treat this games as useful for the players to build up match fitness and for PDC to cast his eye over them - but no more than that.
Think you are both right here, decent result but not one to be taken too seriously. Pre-season is all about the manager learning about his players and in our case a lot of new faces learning about one another.

The opposition, IMO doesn't matter, it is what Paolo and the players take from the game.

Looking forward to the start of the season, the Brighton match will be a decent pointer as to how we might fare.

We have a few Olympic matches to take in (Men & Women) to whet the appetite. Looking forward to Brazil v Egypt and the Men's semi at Wembley in particular.

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Wiz, sorry if it seems I'm being a killjoy but I've seen us win pre-season games against decent sides and then get relegated. If we had lost tonight there would probably be people on here expressing concern about it, and I'd have been saying exactly what I'm saying now - that it means nothing. I think we should treat this games as useful for the players to build up match fitness and for PDC to cast his eye over them - but no more than that.[/p][/quote]Think you are both right here, decent result but not one to be taken too seriously. Pre-season is all about the manager learning about his players and in our case a lot of new faces learning about one another. The opposition, IMO doesn't matter, it is what Paolo and the players take from the game. Looking forward to the start of the season, the Brighton match will be a decent pointer as to how we might fare. We have a few Olympic matches to take in (Men & Women) to whet the appetite. Looking forward to Brazil v Egypt and the Men's semi at Wembley in particular. COYMR Oxon-Red
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12:09am Thu 12 Jul 12

Wilesy says...

Only a friendly but from the starting line-ups could it be that Troy is ahead of Flint, and Miller ahead of Ferry in the pecking order?

Thompson only ahead of Caddis through injury of course.

Two very good line-ups by the way, great depth to the squad.

Also what has happened with Lee Cox? Someone mentioned 'an issue' a week or so ago but didn't elaborate?
Only a friendly but from the starting line-ups could it be that Troy is ahead of Flint, and Miller ahead of Ferry in the pecking order? Thompson only ahead of Caddis through injury of course. Two very good line-ups by the way, great depth to the squad. Also what has happened with Lee Cox? Someone mentioned 'an issue' a week or so ago but didn't elaborate? Wilesy
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10:01am Thu 12 Jul 12

the wizard says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Wiz, sorry if it seems I'm being a killjoy but I've seen us win pre-season games against decent sides and then get relegated. If we had lost tonight there would probably be people on here expressing concern about it, and I'd have been saying exactly what I'm saying now - that it means nothing. I think we should treat this games as useful for the players to build up match fitness and for PDC to cast his eye over them - but no more than that.
Hi Den, yes I'm sure, as you correctly say, PDC was looking at a whole different game to us. Seeing who links up with who, and as I and many others have said, there will be a lot of tinkering to come. That said, I'm sure the B-M team and management were doing exactly the same thing. The news of the result has spread far and wide and very early this morning I had a phone call from a German buddy in Mannheim. His comments were very complementary about STFC, and he couldn't believe that the team had seven new recruits. Seems they expected more from B-M but were pleasantly surprised at the standard of our play given our recent history. I'd say that was a feather in our cap.
And yes, I do remember Tosservi scoring against Forrest, so I do understand your point.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Wiz, sorry if it seems I'm being a killjoy but I've seen us win pre-season games against decent sides and then get relegated. If we had lost tonight there would probably be people on here expressing concern about it, and I'd have been saying exactly what I'm saying now - that it means nothing. I think we should treat this games as useful for the players to build up match fitness and for PDC to cast his eye over them - but no more than that.[/p][/quote]Hi Den, yes I'm sure, as you correctly say, PDC was looking at a whole different game to us. Seeing who links up with who, and as I and many others have said, there will be a lot of tinkering to come. That said, I'm sure the B-M team and management were doing exactly the same thing. The news of the result has spread far and wide and very early this morning I had a phone call from a German buddy in Mannheim. His comments were very complementary about STFC, and he couldn't believe that the team had seven new recruits. Seems they expected more from B-M but were pleasantly surprised at the standard of our play given our recent history. I'd say that was a feather in our cap. And yes, I do remember Tosservi scoring against Forrest, so I do understand your point. the wizard
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10:15am Thu 12 Jul 12

Old-Stager, Hilperton says...

avo wrote:
rooney cant head a ball.
Don Rogers couldn't head a ball either, but he turned out to be a fairly good player for us.
[quote][p][bold]avo[/bold] wrote: rooney cant head a ball.[/p][/quote]Don Rogers couldn't head a ball either, but he turned out to be a fairly good player for us. Old-Stager, Hilperton
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9:08am Fri 13 Jul 12

swwindon61uk says...

It was a very good performance and a draw was a good result.
I think we knew we were getting somewhere when the German support went very quiet for a long period of time,the Munich fans were a good bunch,at least the brief thunderstorm there prepared me for coming home yesterday!
It was a very good performance and a draw was a good result. I think we knew we were getting somewhere when the German support went very quiet for a long period of time,the Munich fans were a good bunch,at least the brief thunderstorm there prepared me for coming home yesterday! swwindon61uk
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