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Title: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: joteddyred on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 01:13:00
I've never started one of these ever, but figured I might as well give it a go. After all, it's not as if everyone's going to blame me if we lose .......

Oldham will go in front and the atmosphere will get nasty.  We may or may not manage to scramble an equaliser. Either way, Williams will trot out the usual crap in his post match interview and still be employed on Sunday morning.

Lowest league crowd of the season I would expect.  Full of optimism me 😊


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 07:57:56
2-1 win


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: herthab on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 08:01:37
Can't see beyond another defeat. Hopefully Ince will make a difference, but can't see it being enough.

0-1


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Ginginho on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 08:02:44
Resounding 3-0 victory


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: herthab on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 08:05:17
Resounding 3-0 victory

Drugs...


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: newmarket red on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 09:03:19
2-1 ajose double


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Mat
Post by: Batch on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 09:17:17
might snatch a draw. it's the type of game everything indicates we will lose. like Bolton, Bradford, er, and all the other teams we've not lost to.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: ronnie21 on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 09:49:23
Oldham take a first half lead, team goes off to lots of boos and "Williams Out" chants, no subs at half time but in the 63rd minute Rodgers comes on and immediately lashes in a free kick to equalise.  Ajose gets a last minute winner from a Rodgers free kick!  Dream on!!!!!


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Private Fraser on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 09:59:18
Sorry to go all 'Reg' on you but we haven't beaten these at the CG since 2010!  Since then it's been: 0-2, 1-1, 0-1, 2-2, 1-2 and I can't see our current hapless, shot-shy bunch ending that run today.

I'll be there though! 


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 10:01:02
1-2 - Ince for us.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: leftside on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 10:04:06
Another one goal defeat with post-match 'this division is truly garbage' mumblings.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Uncletrunx on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 10:11:29
The optimist in me wants to believe we can win this.

The realist in me noted that they've turned the corner, while we haven't.

The realist expects a 2-1 defeat, with a needless penalty given away and Williams claiming in his post match waffle session that they need to work on all the things we've all known about all season and which it's his job to have fixed.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 10:21:24
0-2 defeat, can't see us scoring and cannot see past another defeat, sorry.


Title: Re:
Post by: PlymRed on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 10:23:12
4-0 victory. Ajose with 2, Obika and Gladwin with the others. 5800 in attendance


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Bathtime on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 10:38:07
Unfortunately this has all the hallmarks of a defeat - this season is turning out to be very similar to the one we went down under Paul Hart`s guidance - I remember sitting watching almost saying out load - what I am doing here - why do I come week after to week to see my team lose again and again - I fear the same today and just haven`t decided whether or not I can be bothered to drive from Bath to watch....and there`s still 15 or so games to go. 0-2  :frustr:


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Costanza on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 10:42:44
I'm donating a load of Town programmes to Swindon library today (haven't given up on Town, my dad gave them to me and I didn't want them or have the room) so I'm dragging my wife and kid to the game today. Showing a Bristol City fan what a slightly worse form of misery looks like...


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Posh Red on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 10:43:27
Hope we win, think we'll lose



Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Panda Paws on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 10:49:02
Something foreboding about today - hence why I've decided to go I guess. Win, and you never quite know - maybe we start turning the corner?

Lose, which I fear is more likely, and we're as good as done - not because of the points, but because of the sheer lack of belief and quality.

In short today is massive, and we're terrible under pressure. If they can't get themselves up for a scrap today, they can give up and fuck off.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: pauld on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 10:54:16
If they can't get themselves up for a scrap today, they can give up and fuck off.
Sadly I think they did both several weeks ago, hope they prove me wrong


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Mat
Post by: Batch on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 10:54:32
Quote from: Posh Red
Hope we win, think we'll lose
the Town fan motto


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Mat
Post by: Batch on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 10:57:28
Quote from: Costanza
I'm donating a load of Town programmes to Swindon library today (haven't given up on Town, my dad gave them to me and I didn't want them or have the room) so I'm dragging my wife and kid to the game today. Showing a Bristol City fan what a slightly worse form of misery looks like...

I guess it's quite lucky on the timing, both bring in a mess. how old is the little one now?

to add insult to injury was listening to talksport in the car earlier, nobody should have to listen to Timmy Mallet bigging up Oxford. They even spoke to his kid.

 someone had kids with Timmy Mallet, see there's always worse off..


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: chalkies_shorts on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 11:00:10
Can't go today, fucked my knee up. Nothings changed so same shit. They are on a run, we aren't. Pressure game. We fold again but the Swindon way is all OK in the eyes of our beloved leader.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Super Hans on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 11:04:41
2-0. Don't know why.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Mat
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 11:07:14
someone had kids with Timmy Mallet, see there's always worse off..
Even worse...someone had sex with Timmy Mallet and it wasn't another inmate in his cell....sad times.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 11:18:47
Just looked at the table, I have been avoiding it, if they beat us today then they will be 8 points ahead of us and at least 7 goals better off on goal difference. If Chesterfield can beat Gills who have not won in 8 games and we lose then we will be 2nd bottom.

If we win then Oldham will be only 2 points ahead of us but we will still be in the bottom 4 come 5pm.

It is a massive game today, I just hope the players grow some bollocks and put in a performance that gives us hope.

Also they have been strong at the CG lately as we have only beaten them 3 times in the last 13 games at home.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: inept and tiresome on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 11:24:36
3 0 Town. It's time for the littluns to come good. Powers inside knowledge and luke warms persona will see us put in a late run for the play offs and all you moaning doubters' will eat your words.
The alternative is, playing the Swindon way, will see a gutless performance in a poor game and a 3 0 defeat.
A big "What are you doing?" To all you that pay good money to support Power psychotic scheme.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 11:40:10
Just saw that its 4 years ago since the mad Italian quit, how time flies by, that means its about 4 years since Nev left us.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Batch on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 11:51:23
Just saw that its 4 years ago since the mad Italian quit, how time flies by, that means its about 4 years since Nev left us.

That's gone so quickly. RIP Nev.
What is Paolo up to these days? Not seen much since he was suspended by Sky Italia.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: woolster on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 11:53:10
That's gone so quickly. RIP Nev.
What is Paolo up to these days? Not seen much since he was suspended by Sky Italia.
haha, why was he suspended by Sky Italia


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: kirky69 on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 11:54:17
Lose today and as good as down. Win today and a glimmer of hope. So we will probably draw 2-2. Hope ajose/Obika between them can bring a spark to proceedings.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 11:54:35
That's gone so quickly. RIP Nev.
What is Paolo up to these days? Not seen much since he was suspended by Sky Italia.
RIP Nev.

No idea about PdC haven't heard anything since that incident at all.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 11:56:26
https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/2620628/paolo-di-canio-west-ham-legend-returns-to-sky-sport-italia-after-controversy-over-fascist-tattoo/


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Quagmire on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 12:07:45
https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/2620628/paolo-di-canio-west-ham-legend-returns-to-sky-sport-italia-after-controversy-over-fascist-tattoo/
He needs a new tattooist as that definitely says DVX and not DUX


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Mat
Post by: Costanza on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 12:15:11
I guess it's quite lucky on the timing, both bring in a mess. how old is the little one now?

She's only one and a half. It's too early but we're moving house next week and I've got to get rid of those programmes (pretty much every one home and away for 20 odd years).

Her first ever game was Swindon Supermarine 0-6 Swindon Town so this would be her first game at the CG... I'll take a 1-0 win and let her unbeaten streak continue.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: sonicyouth on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 12:25:14
That's gone so quickly. RIP Nev.
What is Paolo up to these days? Not seen much since he was suspended by Sky Italia.
Paolo, it's Paolo.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Ginginho on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 13:26:21
Going to the CGH shortly. I need a few beers now prior to a game to get any sense of enjoyment out of it.

Something occurred to me (while sat on the toilet), not once in my 30ish years of supporting Swindon have I ever had a shit at the County Ground.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 13:32:00
Going to the CGH shortly. I need a few beers now prior to a game to get any sense of enjoyment out of it.

Something occurred to me (while sat on the toilet), not once in my 30ish years of supporting Swindon have I ever had a shit at the County Ground.

Interesting. Don't think I have either, but there's been a lot of years, so 1 may have slipped my mind.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 13:33:07
Interesting. Don't think I have either, but there's been a lot of years, so 1 may have slipped my mind.
I am the same, 42 years without breaking my duck...so to speak.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Uncletrunx on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 13:34:50
Going to the CGH shortly. I need a few beers now prior to a game to get any sense of enjoyment out of it.

Something occurred to me (while sat on the toilet), not once in my 30ish years of supporting Swindon have I ever had a shit at the County Ground.

Write your own joke about what you see on the pitch...

I had one in the Intel stand toilet when it was still the Intel stand. I think it was vs Tranmere or Bolton.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: FrigbyDaser on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 13:36:56
Going to the CGH shortly. I need a few beers now prior to a game to get any sense of enjoyment out of it.

Something occurred to me (while sat on the toilet), not once in my 30ish years of supporting Swindon have I ever had a shit at the County Ground.

Yes. In the Winners lounge (ironic name).

I've never dared to open the cubicle door in the Town End. I'd imagine it's like the worst toilet in Scotland.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Batch on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 13:44:09
Yes. In the Winners lounge (ironic name).

Its the Legends Lounge these days isn't it.

It'll have to be the bellends lounge if this lot want in.

yeah. lame joke


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: jimbob on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 13:47:27
Going to the CGH shortly. I need a few beers now prior to a game to get any sense of enjoyment out of it.

Something occurred to me (while sat on the toilet), not once in my 30ish years of supporting Swindon have I ever had a shit at the County Ground.
Funnily enough I had my very first dump v poxford at about 11:50am in the DRS(didn't fancy one in the CGH)...one of the hazards of a 12pm ko was not having enough time to curl one out at home


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Batch on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 13:50:24
Paolo, it's Paolo.

Thankyou, I did write Páúlo but autocorrect is a autocorrecting...


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Batch on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 13:52:22
She's only one and a half. It's too early ...

OOoooh, good luck. Toys, foOd and ear defenders at the ready. With luck she'll need the toilet every 30 seconds and you'll be on toilet/nappy duty and miss the game :)


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 14:03:46
OOoooh, good luck. Toys, fod and ear defenders at the ready. With luck she'll need the toilet every 30 seconds
And thats just Costanzas missus ;)


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: pauld on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 14:47:04
He needs a new tattooist as that definitely says DVX and not DUX
It's a Latin word, and U was always written as a V in Roman inscriptions. It was part of Mussolini's propaganda attempt to link his Fascist "empire" that never was back to the Roman Empire by styling himself as "Dux" (Leader, not Duke as the ignoramus who wrote the Sun caption has it).


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 14:52:33
It's a Latin word, and U was always written as a V in Roman inscriptions. It was part of Mussolini's propaganda attempt to link his Fascist "empire" that never was back to the Roman Empire by styling himself as "Dux" (Leader, not Duke as the ignoramus who wrote the Sun caption has it).
Dux has long time been the prefered greeting of the Northerner as you should know coming from t' North yourself Paul. "aye oop al reet me dux" as they say.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: pauld on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 14:55:09
Dux has long time been the prefered greeting of the Northerner as you should know coming from t' North yourself Paul. "aye oop al reet me dux" as they say.
I think that has both a different spelling and origin PV :) I usually greet my bessie from my younger days with "All right, bollocks" (or bollox, if you prefer)


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 14:59:16
I think that has both a different spelling and origin PV :) I usually greet my bessie from my younger days with "All right, bollocks" (or bollox, if you prefer)
What is an "x" vs a "ck" between mates ;)


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 15:00:43
Several changes today.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: pauld on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 15:01:12
What is an "x" vs a "ck" between mates ;)
Stop being a dix :)


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 15:01:30
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C48-UlRXUAMGoGq.png)


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 15:02:44
Stop being a dix :)
Fascist! :D


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: chalkies_shorts on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 15:05:06
I'd love to be an attacker against that defence


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 15:05:49
looks like a mess to me


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: ibelieveinmrreeves on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 15:06:35
looks like a mess to me

Doesn't help with the nonsensical way they present the names on that image!


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Posh Red on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 15:06:53
looks like a mess to me
It will look worse when the game starts


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 15:07:29
Tope Obadeyi on the bench for them


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 15:08:11
What formation is that then?


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: pauld on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 15:08:28
looks like a mess to me
Which personnel we choose doesn't make any difference to that I'm afraid


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: mastapeaka on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 15:08:37
Vigs

Barry Thommo Jones Boo

Brophy  Ince  Colkett  Glads

Ajose   Beeks  

???


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Posh Red on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 15:09:19
What formation is that then?

It's the 8-0-2 formation that we had in the second half against the scum


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: pauld on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 15:09:31
What formation is that then?
3, erm no 4, erm sort of a 5, oh fuck it just run round a bit and pretend you know what you're doing. Ask fucking Tim, he's got all the fucking answers apparently.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Uncletrunx on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 15:16:37
When Branco is sorely missed, you realise just how deep the shit is.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Super Hans on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 15:23:07
--------------------Vigs----------------------

Barry--Thompson--Jones-----Boo

---------------------Ince----------------------

------------Gladwin--Colkett-------------

Ajose-----------------------------Brophy

-------------------Obika---------------------

?


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: lambourn red on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 15:23:58
dear god a starting eleven with Boo, Brophy, Colkett, Gladwin and Barry poor old Ince is going to have to make some tackles today


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 15:27:25
Come on Lincoln!


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: The Million Pound Man on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 15:29:28
ST holder, not attending.
The way we capitulated and bent over for oxford was the final straw for me im afraid. Voting with my feet, change is needed.

Fair play to those sticking with it- I havent enjoyed a game in a long long while. Can take getting beat every week, cannot take lack of effort and desire.  :badmood:


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Ardiles on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 15:30:56
Five pages and still 30 mins until kick off!  No one at the game, then?!

Feels like one of the last opportunities we'll get to jump start the season in to life before it's simply too late.  Not all over yet...but 'must win game' no longer really a cliché.  Come on, Swindon!!


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Crozzer on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 15:32:46
ST holder, not attending.
The way we capitulated and bent over for oxford was the final straw for me im afraid. Voting with my feet, change is needed.

Fair play to those sticking with it- I havent enjoyed a game in a long long while. Can take getting beat every week, cannot take lack of effort and desire.  :badmood:

All Oldham have to do is go Route 1.  A home defeat has to provide for major changes.  It seems that Sherwood is being protected from carrying the can for relegation.  


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 15:34:38
Congratulations to Lincoln today, great result at Burnley.

I still long for the time when we will have a good cup run again...ah.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: brocklesby red on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 15:50:59
Furthest a non league has gone since Swindon Town reached the semi finals in the 1911/12 season apparently. Got to be an omen so 2-1 win today, Barry and Boo


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 16:04:31
Here we go then, lets hope its memorable for all the right reasons today.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 16:10:44
Bright start, chances for Ajose and Obika.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 16:11:35
Delfouneso scores for Blackpool


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Crozzer on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 16:12:25
Delfouneso scores for Blackpool

Again.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 16:14:23
Delfouneso scores again for Blackpool, his 4th since he returned to them.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 16:16:03
Another chance for Obika.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: THE FLASH on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 16:17:10
There were jubilant scenes at the final whistle as Lincoln's 3,210 travelling support celebrated as the visitors reached the sixth round for the first time in their history.

It is the furthest that a non-league team have gone in the FA Cup since 1911-12 where Swindon Town reached the semi-finals.

Another loss for us.

That record has gone! :)


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 16:17:56
Obika header just wide.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 16:19:40
Ince taken a fall and could be injured, thats not good, he sounds up for it today.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 16:24:01
Cov beating Gills 2-0 thats not good.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Crozzer on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 16:27:24
Cov beating Gills 2-0 thats not good.

Good, Coventry dragging Gillingham down into it.  If Coventry are a threat, we may as well assume we will be playing Lincoln next season.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: reeves4england on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 16:28:24
Good, Coventry dragging Gillingham down into it.  If Coventry are a threat, we may as well assume we will be playing Lincoln next season.

This. The more teams who get dragged into the mix, the better our chances of escape.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 16:32:35
This. The more teams who get dragged into the mix, the better our chances of escape.
Was hoping it would be a draw today TBH.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: chalkies_shorts on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 16:33:04
Chesterfield 1 up


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 16:33:18
Another good chance goes begging BOO then Ince with shots.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: sonicyouth on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 16:34:50
Are we actually dominating this game?


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 16:35:40
Obika straight at their keeper.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: joteddyred on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 16:35:45
Good first 30 minutes from us with about 4 decent chances. Unfortunately we haven't taken any of them and look like we have the ability to hit self destruct at any point. We need a goal.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 16:35:54
Are we actually dominating this game?
It sounds like we are so far.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 16:36:36
5 shots on target so far for Town.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Posh Red on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 16:36:49
At least we look like scoring goals today, even BOO is looking threatening


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 16:39:08
Another chance for Town.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 16:42:06
And another for Obika, ran through the defence but shot wide.


Title: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: sonicyouth on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 16:43:21
This is going to be one of those days where we dominate, spurn a dozen chances and lose 1-0 to a fluke goal


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 16:43:54
Simon Cox scores for Southend.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: reeves4england on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 16:44:04
Sounds like we're absolutely all over them. Got to make it count. But then you have to worry whether or not we'll "handle the reality of being in front" should we get there!


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 16:44:09
This is going to be one of those days where we dominate, spurn a dozen chances and lose 1-0 to a fluke goal
Thats what I was thinking.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 16:45:05
Obika wide with a header from Brophy cross.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 16:47:03
Another corner for Town.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 16:48:29
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Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 16:49:50
2 mins added time.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 16:49:58
Time for one of Williams' much regaled half time team talks


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 16:51:17
Oldham nearly score right on half time.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 16:51:35
HT 0-0 sounded ok.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Panda Paws on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 16:52:09
Haven't seen much of us this year, probably 8-9 games, but without doubt the best 45 I've seen in the league. Created 10-11 decent opportunities, 2-3 huge chances but simply haven't taken them.

Ince is good. Gladwin looks dangeous every time he gets the ball thanks to Oldham giving us the freedom of Wiltshire. Obika  dropping off nicely. Still 0-0 though.... and still not solid at CB at all, in fact they've missed the best chance of the half right on the whistle.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Posh Red on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 16:56:18
Agree with PP

Probably the best 45 mins this season, the problem is we haven't scored.

Will we be able to keep it up in the second half, or will we revert to type.

Just a normal day in the life of a Town fan


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: joteddyred on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 16:58:21
Having totally dominated in terms of chances, we could so easily have gone in behind. BOO's marking was non existent and they should have scored.



Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Mat
Post by: Batch on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 16:58:27
Much much improved half from @Official_STFC , Gladwin and colkett much improved.Pacier in attack. But 0-0 probably not enough #stfc


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Mat
Post by: Batch on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 17:00:35
yup pp has it right


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: REDBUCK on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 17:07:14
One tactical change from Sheriden and another slow start from us will see this done and dusted?


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 17:10:39
Vigs injured?


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Mat
Post by: Batch on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 17:11:10
vigs down, nobody near him. knee? he's up now..


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 17:12:48
Holloway nearly scores, Jones pushed off the ball.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 17:14:47
Harry Toffolo sent off for Scunny.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: woolster on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 17:15:13
Vale wining


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 17:18:42
Vale wining
Blimey they are winning yet still wining ;)

Thats a bad scoreline, not too many going our way at the moment.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: newmarket red on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 17:19:26
17 shots on goal fucking hell not a single goal.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 17:19:46
All Oldham the last 10 mins.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: woolster on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 17:20:09
Blimey they are winning yet still wining ;)

Thats a bad scoreline, not too many going our way at the moment.
:crash: :)


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: newmarket red on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 17:21:46
Dominate then we concede  thats norm usually.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 17:24:41
Another shot from Obika....corner to Town.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: woolster on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 17:25:40
Chalkie, clock end White


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 17:27:42
It's the hope that kills you


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 17:28:20
It's the hope that kills you
Sadly true.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: chalkies_shorts on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 17:28:52
Scumbags level at mboro and shrews 1 up


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 17:29:31
Ajose over the bar from Barry cross.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: adje on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 17:30:10
We're not boring anymore....


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 17:32:08
Brophy off Goddard on.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 17:34:55
Gladwin just wide.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 17:36:20
Ince booked.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 17:40:17
Norris on for Obika
Conroy on for Ince

Gladwin booked.

6,773 crowd.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 17:40:48
PV 1-1 Gash heads


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: joteddyred on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 17:42:23
Needed to take one of those chances that came our way in the first half, because we don't look like we've got a hope of scoring now.

Back to the usual, misplaced passes, silly free kicks being given away. Totally lost our shape.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: THE FLASH on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 17:42:33
Cmon Norris!!


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 17:43:35
Norris shoots wide.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 17:48:33
Norris deflected wide from 6 yards, corner to Town.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: red sheldon on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 17:49:41
Christ, we desperately need a goal now, its getting to be a must win match!!


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 17:51:05
Hoping this isn't going to be a classic smash and grab by Oldham.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 17:53:41
Gladwin over the bar from 10 yards.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: THE FLASH on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 17:53:51
Cmon!!


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 17:54:28
4 mins added time.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 17:56:24
How many shots for us with no goals :(

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Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 17:57:34
Barry booked.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 17:58:51
0-0 FT


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: sonicyouth on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 17:59:11
Ugh


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: THE FLASH on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 18:00:22
That's it!


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 18:01:22
Going to take some run to stay up now


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: THE FLASH on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 18:01:37
Wretched season....

All those results around us.....Sigh.

Much improved and still can't win :(



Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: joteddyred on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 18:08:16
Ince made a massive difference. Shame it's taken until now to get a player with a bit of bite in midfield.

2 points dropped based on the number of shots we had.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: THE FLASH on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 18:30:26
Needed Ince in November...


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: 1989Monkey on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 18:32:20
Needed Ince in November...

Williams still wouldn't have picked him until now though......


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: ronnie21 on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 18:38:03
What a disappointment . . . again!!  First half we were easily the better side and should have been 3-0 up.  Williams obviously delivered a dirge at half time that sent our players to sleep,  could easily have been beaten by a shit side who, in the second half, demonstrated that they wanted it more than us!!


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: 1989Monkey on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 18:41:31
Anyone hear and want to repeat Williams comments today? Or did those that listen fall asleep like our players too?


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Batch on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 18:44:06
Probably one of our better performances.
First half was pretty good. Ince was a beast. Moved the ball quickly and tried to utilise our pace with Brophy the best outlet.
Created a fair few chances, but Oldham missed a sitter just before half time.

Second half we started a bit slower, degenerated, got worse with the subs but still missed a couple of good chances.

But none of that matters, 0-0 at home against Oldham isn't what we need given the context. A missed oppertunity.

Thought Thompson and Boo were poor today. Everyone else did OK with a mix of good and poor.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: pauld on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 18:51:57
Nice to see the anaesthetist working his magic at half time again. Genius fucking subs too. My 12 year old looked at the players slumped on the pitch at the end and said "That's a relegated team". Wanted to argue too early to say that, only February, points to play for etc but didn't believe it myself.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: 1989Monkey on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 18:53:29
Nice to see the anaesthetist working his magic at half time again. Genius fucking subs too. My 12 year old looked at the players slumped on the pitch at the end and said "That's a relegated team". Wanted to argue too early to say that, only February, points to play for etc but didn't believe it myself.

Embarassing that a 12year old is so knowledgable compared to the majority of our fans!


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: ghanimah on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 19:01:55
Nice to see the anaesthetist working his magic at half time again. Genius fucking subs too. My 12 year old looked at the players slumped on the pitch at the end and said "That's a relegated team". Wanted to argue too early to say that, only February, points to play for etc but didn't believe it myself.

Momentum, or lack of, is intangible but you know it when you see it even when you're 12. The only wonder is how or why Power et al can't see it. Perhaps he does and doesn't care but reality is we're on our way down.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Batch on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 19:09:26
It is the reality. We are screwed.

Yet something in me still thinks if we beat Coventry and Gillingham...


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Quagmire on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 19:34:06
As things stand, there could be just 1 division in between us and Chippenham next season. Frightening.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 19:38:49
As things stand, there could be just 1 division in between us and Chippenham next season. Frightening.

Hungerford are in the PO slots of Conference South...just saying.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: pauld on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 20:15:32
Embarassing that a 12year old is so knowledgable compared to the majority of our fans!
Think that's a bit unfair to the majority of our fans, but it was more the dugout I was worried about.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: THE FLASH on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 20:37:49
Think that's a bit unfair to the majority of our fans, but it was more the dugout I was worried about.

I got it.

The lack of activity tonight suggests the towel has gone in for many.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Oaksey Moonraker on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 21:38:15
Ince made a massive difference. Shame it's taken until now to get a player with a bit of bite in midfield.

2 points dropped based on the number of shots we had.

There were a few flashes of Chris Kamara in Ince's performance. If he can get some Macari fitness levels he might make a difference.


Title: Re:
Post by: Benzel on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 22:19:12
Play like that for the remainder of the season and we've every chance of staying up. It's still in our hands.

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Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Super Hans on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 22:40:44
There were a few flashes of Chris Kamara in Ince's performance. If he can get some Macari fitness levels he might make a difference.
Steve White also compared him to Kamara on the radio.

If we could somehow manage to stay up and sign him we'd be taking a big step towards a better campaign next season.

If we go down we need to be looking at someone with his qualities as a priority. A player like Ince is so important to enable your flair players the freedom to influence the game further up the pitch.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: ronnie21 on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 22:48:50
There were a few flashes of Chris Kamara in Ince's performance. If he can get some Macari fitness levels he might make a difference.
Would have loved to have Oldham's no. 24 in midfield in tandem with Rohan Ince.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: leftside on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 22:49:00
A really decent first half performance. The only downside, obviously, was not getting the ball in the net.

Second half showed again why Williams is not up to it. Oldham's tactics changed - a simple case of pushing up 5-10 yards. Williams couldn't counter it, just like the Pox game, allowing Oldham to take the initiative.

Still, glad the players were given a good round of applause at the end. It was an acceptable effort.

I could understand Williams' decision to take Ince off, he genuinely thought he could easily have got a second yellow. However, it was the wrong decision. In the position we're in you just have to play your best players.

"Power sack the cunt" - shameful. Williams isn't a cunt, despite his best efforts he's just not a good enough manager.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 22:52:21
Not good enough I'm afraid.

Goodbye League One, hello League Two.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Johnny Reeves on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 23:04:50
The only good thing is this division is full of shite,looking at the games left a half decent Swindon side could get 6 wins and a few draws.The next 3 games are a 9 points must,today's game could be crucial the 2 points lost and 1 gained by Oldham might come back to bite our arse.If only we had a manager that could convey confidence not bore the shit out of people.


Title: Re: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Only Me on Sunday, February 19, 2017, 08:08:17
Embarassing that a 12year old is so knowledgable compared to the majority of our fans!
Isn't it more embarrassing that you agree with the 12 year old rather than the majority of fans who want Swindon to stay up?

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Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: DV Canio on Sunday, February 19, 2017, 08:20:30
The most embarrassing thing in this, is not being able to tell the difference between 'thinking' we will go down and 'wanting' us to go down.


Title: Re: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: 1989Monkey on Sunday, February 19, 2017, 08:30:06
Isn't it more embarrassing that you agree with the 12 year old rather than the majority of fans who want Swindon to stay up?

Sent from my SM-G935F

This has nothing to do with wanting us to stay up. Everyone on this forum wants us to stay up, I think we all know we must stay up otherwise risk having quite a few seasons in League 2 before we get the chance to play in League 1 again.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: adje on Sunday, February 19, 2017, 09:03:25
This has nothing to do with wanting us to stay up. Everyone on this forum wants us to stay up, I think we all know we must stay up otherwise risk having quite a few seasons in League 2 before we get the chance to play in League 1 again.
to be honest im more worried about spending a few years in the conference.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: pauld on Sunday, February 19, 2017, 09:34:33
Isn't it more embarrassing that you agree with the 12 year old rather than the majority of fans who want Swindon to stay up?
That's not an either or. The 12 year old in question desperately wants us to stay up.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: ronnie21 on Sunday, February 19, 2017, 09:58:07
As Leftside stated Williams just didn't react to the change in Oldham's tactics.  First half they were happy for us to have the ball whilst they massed their 10 man defence, second half they pushed up on us much more and stopped us playing.  Sadly our lack of fitness told in the end and once Brophy had been substituted (not really fit) we had no real outlet.  Just need a bit more pace in midfield but that chance has passed us by.  It was a good effort from the team, nobody can have gone home and said we didn't try - just missing a bit of quality.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Whits on Sunday, February 19, 2017, 10:07:37
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Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Sunday, February 19, 2017, 11:05:25

Lots of comparisons have been made with previous relegation seasons.

Just had a look at the great escape season of 2000-01 where we finished with 52 points.

At this stage we are 6 points worse off having scored 5 fewer but conceded 3 less.

The 2001 side were in the middle of a run of one defeat in 12 which probably kept them up, as they only managed 8 points from the final 9 games.

So, we need to start putting a run together, but as with 2001 there is likely to be a reliance on someone else fucking it up as well.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Sunday, February 19, 2017, 11:42:59
Lots of comparisons have been made with previous relegation seasons.

Just had a look at the great escape season of 2000-01 where we finished with 52 points.

At this stage we are 6 points worse off having scored 5 fewer but conceded 3 less.

The 2001 side were in the middle of a run of one defeat in 12 which probably kept them up, as they only managed 8 points from the final 9 games.

So, we need to start putting a run together, but as with 2001 there is likely to be a reliance on someone else fucking it up as well.

For us to stay up now will require something extraordinary.  So in theory it is possible, but that Kingy side got the need to play Div 3 relegation style football and it was just enough. Certainly not pretty though. 

The current set up have thumbed their noses at the traditional route taken by Oldham, Bury, Shrews etc.it's either brave or stupid, and we'll soon find out. To survive from here though would be a major achievement.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: random_five on Sunday, February 19, 2017, 13:18:32
to be honest im more worried about spending a few years in the conference.

I was thinking this.

We are down this season - I can't see how anyone who's watched us can think there's even a slight chance of us winning six more games.

The priority has to now be Lee Power leaving the football club. If he stays, the management team stays, the"model" stays, the powder puff football stays.. etc etc that we have seen does not work at this level.



Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: chalkies_shorts on Sunday, February 19, 2017, 13:43:20
I was thinking this.

We are down this season - I can't see how anyone who's watched us can think there's even a slight chance of us winning six more games.

The priority has to now be Lee Power leaving the football club. If he stays, the management team stays, the"model" stays, the powder puff football stays.. etc etc that we have seen does not work at this level.


Unfortunately agree. I agree with some of powers principles, technical, youngish team playing out from the back. We're a selling club always will be. Where I disagree with power is that you need a couple of players to do the dirty work. Where the players are younger and mouldable it is a fantastic opportunity for a tactically astute coach to change things quickly.
It is the lack of pragmatism that kills it for me. It is the amount of loan players pushing back our youngsters, maybe 3 max, 2 possible signings and 1 lucky to have. It is the model at all costs. We have football men in charge of us, they know what they need to do but spectacularly fail to do so - repeatedly. It's not just this window that has been a fuck up, it's the last 4 or 5.
Every communication from the club be it power, coaches, or players is just puerile shite or lies to keep us turning up and handing over the cash.
This season we are down but thats possibly nothing compared to what's to come. If our little darlings can't cope with div3, they are fucked in div4 where the hairy arsed players are even hairier.
It may sound melodramatic but this club is fucked with power at the helm unless he starts displaying the pragmatism he has failed to do so far.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: redordead57 on Sunday, February 19, 2017, 13:47:53
 Gave up attending cg after v scum  no leadership on /off pitch , feel sorry for Thompson only one who plays with passion for club .
 LW  clueless & totally out of depth but  power doesn't  give a fuck  .


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Audrey's Bellend on Sunday, February 19, 2017, 13:50:00
Maybe he thinks L2 will offer up more opportunities for players to shine and, thereby sell, and is blissfully unaware that the majority of fans see it as another step towards non league obscurity.

As you say, for so-called football people, their ideas on how to recruit and prepare a successful team are nothing short of a disgrace.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: herthab on Sunday, February 19, 2017, 13:52:55
Gave up attending cg after v scum  no leadership on /off pitch , feel sorry for Thompson only one who plays with passion for club .
 LW  clueless & totally out of depth but  power doesn't  give a fuck  .
Great name......


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Sunday, February 19, 2017, 14:29:51
Maybe he thinks L2 will offer up more opportunities for players to shine and, thereby sell, and is blissfully unaware that the majority of fans see it as another step towards non league obscurity.

As you say, for so-called football people, their ideas on how to recruit and prepare a successful team are nothing short of a disgrace.

Power sees himself as a Lewisham Pozzo, in his mind the level doesn't matter much, as he's now got 2 clubs to play with. He'd like to use STFC, to get Waterford up and into Europe as there's money to be made...

Not sure how the pre season tour to Waterford would work as their season time is strange, but it's bound to happen.....unless Town fans make it clear that there would be anti Power protests in Waterford, which he might not like.

The alternative might be to think oh well it could be a craic, after all Kingy also managed Waterford, so  :pint:


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Outletred on Sunday, February 19, 2017, 14:58:15
I was thinking this.

We are down this season - I can't see how anyone who's watched us can think there's even a slight chance of us winning six more games.

The priority has to now be Lee Power leaving the football club. If he stays, the management team stays, the"model" stays, the powder puff football stays.. etc etc that we have seen does not work at this level.


I totally agree with this post.

Unless the style of play and recruitment policy is adjusted we will really struggle in league 2 as it's so much more physical down there.

I really think if Power stays we will end up in the coference


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Audrey's Bellend on Sunday, February 19, 2017, 15:06:04
Power sees himself as a Lewisham Pozzo, in his mind the level doesn't matter much, as he's now got 2 clubs to play with. He'd like to use STFC, to get Waterford up and into Europe as there's money to be made...

Not sure how the pre season tour to Waterford would work as their season time is strange, but it's bound to happen.....unless Town fans make it clear that there would be anti Power protests in Waterford, which he might not like.

The alternative might be to think oh well it could be a craic, after all Kingy also managed Waterford, so  :pint:
So, your bottom line re Power is, he doesn't give a flying one about the health of STFC. It's all about the money, money, money.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Outletred on Sunday, February 19, 2017, 15:31:45
Power is only interested in money.

I haven't got any issue with him getting his investment back, but his policy on style of play and recruitment will see us relegated to the conference if we aren't careful


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Whits on Sunday, February 19, 2017, 16:18:23
So, your bottom line re Power is, he doesn't give a flying one about the health of STFC. It's all about the money, money, money.
its all about the dum dum diddle dum


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Sunday, February 19, 2017, 16:51:41
So, your bottom line re Power is, he doesn't give a flying one about the health of STFC. It's all about the money, money, money.

He said he's here to make money, I take that at face value.



Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: sonicyouth on Sunday, February 19, 2017, 16:58:30
What are the alternatives?


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: chalkies_shorts on Sunday, February 19, 2017, 17:05:58
What are the alternatives?
That's the problem. There isn't one so unless something happens a very slow and painful death for stfc courtesy of Mr power.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Posh Red on Sunday, February 19, 2017, 17:15:50
What are the alternatives?

He puts all his money into Town & bankrupts himself in the process

It's not the fact that he wants to make money that's the problem, it's the way he tries to do it.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Audrey's Bellend on Sunday, February 19, 2017, 17:27:20
What are the alternatives?
He could actually try to construct a successful side and make his money off that instead of what seems like a total disregard for the club and hoping to make money out of individual players.

Most of us can accept a crap season where it seems as if those in charge have done their best, but not when recruitment policy failures are constantly repeated in the search of a profit.

Last season was partially accepted due to the unending injuries - this season is just perverse.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: sonicyouth on Sunday, February 19, 2017, 17:28:44
I don't agree with or like the way Power is taking the club but I can't shake the feeling that after what happened last time, it's better the devil you know.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Audrey's Bellend on Sunday, February 19, 2017, 17:30:59
But how far do we have to fall before enough is enough?.


Title: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Mat
Post by: Batch on Sunday, February 19, 2017, 17:54:18
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Power is only interested in money.

I haven't got any issue with him getting his investment back, but his policy on style of play and recruitment will see us relegated to the conference if we aren't careful
He can take a profit for all I care. just funny take the piss, be up front and change the approach a bit

I'm not exactly excited about the prospect of Division 4 football, going to conference football would see me become a part time supporter #fairWeather

That's why my attitude to him is one of despair really. I'd rather go bust in a PDC fit of spending than spend eternity in the non leagues. both = death (to me).

Massive load of hypotheticals in there mind..


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: herthab on Sunday, February 19, 2017, 17:54:59
But how far do we have to fall before enough is enough?.

Until there's a viable alternative. I'm sure the Trust were instrumental in getting Bill Power interested in the club when Mick the Greek was around, be interesting to find out if they are actively looking at alternatives to the current Power...

I'm not keen on the current regime's methods, but you don't have to think too far back in our history to see what could happen if he just fucks off and we're left either up shit creek without a paddle, or that paddle's being worked by a Jedalike...


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Mat
Post by: Batch on Sunday, February 19, 2017, 17:57:15
if we are break-even with no debt we aren't necessarily up a creek without a paddle.

can't think he won't have callable debt in his leaving mind..


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: herthab on Sunday, February 19, 2017, 18:15:51
if we are break-even with no debt we aren't necessarily up a creek without a paddle.

can't think he won't have callable debt in his leaving mind..

Yep, which is why I said 'could' happen, not would. There's only a couple of options that are positive: Power finally accepts that his model needs adapting and he distances himself from the playing side, or someone with vision and financial backing appears on the scene. Unfortunately I'm doubtful that either will happen any time soon...


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Posh Red on Sunday, February 19, 2017, 18:31:11
if we are break-even with no debt we aren't necessarily up a creek without a paddle.

can't think he won't have callable debt in his leaving mind..

I would assume debt free means to anyone else but hime (and Black in the event of us having to pay him back).

Doesn't mean we don't owe Power money, he's already mentioned covering the shortfall this season as crowds are less than they had budgeted for.

The thing is the model doesn't actually need changing that much, we just need a couple more players with experience, evidenced by the impact Ince has had.

The problem has become the balance is too far the other way


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: pauld on Sunday, February 19, 2017, 18:49:09
I'm not keen on the current regime's methods, but you don't have to think too far back in our history to see what could happen if he just fucks off and we're left either up shit creek without a paddle, or that paddle's being worked by a Jedalike...
This. I despair of Power's current MO, but for everyone saying "Things couldn't be any worse", oh yes they bloody could. Be very careful what you wish for


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Audrey's Bellend on Sunday, February 19, 2017, 19:36:40
That's a fair enough view, but  'keeping hold of nurse for fear of finding something worse' shouldn't be a reason for accepting Power's model. If people genuinely think he'll take us into non league, could anyone else really do much worse.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: pauld on Sunday, February 19, 2017, 19:37:49
That's a fair enough view, but  'keeping hold of nurse for fear of finding something worse' shouldn't be a reason for accepting Power's model. If people genuinely think he'll take us into non league, could anyone else really do much worse.
Jed. Tommy Agombar. Peter Pannu. Munto Finance


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: corner on Sunday, February 19, 2017, 19:45:19
This. I despair of Power's current MO, but for everyone saying "Things couldn't be any worse", oh yes they bloody could. Be very careful what you wish for
This is so true, every club has ups and downs well most certainly at our level, think recently we've been spoilt tbh, the guy did save our club and he's learning the way too think we just need to be patient, where do people expect us to be if run by the trust?


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Flashheart on Sunday, February 19, 2017, 19:49:02
If people genuinely think he'll take us into non league, could anyone else really do much worse.

Yes. Yes they could. Much, much worse.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Mat
Post by: Batch on Sunday, February 19, 2017, 20:05:18
Quote from: Flashheart
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If people genuinely think he'll take us into non league, could anyone else really do much worse.
Yes. Yes they could. Much, much worse.

As will be evident on Saturday


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: chalkies_shorts on Sunday, February 19, 2017, 20:14:02
This is so true, every club has ups and downs well most certainly at our level, think recently we've been spoilt tbh, the guy did save our club and he's learning the way too think we just need to be patient, where do people expect us to be if run by the trust?
He's not learning or if he is it's to his own benefit not stfc and he has had previous experience at Cambridge and rushden. He can do what the fuck he wants with the club and there is fuck all we can do about it. He could modify his model, he's shown no signs of doing so. Basically unless he adapts, we luck out or we have someone decent in the wings willing to buy him out it's the death of a thousand cuts rather than the Jed / agombar instant death.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Minnesota Fats on Sunday, February 26, 2017, 19:51:05
Does anyone recall the name of the charity outside the ground for this game? I think it was for the Armed Forces as I remember having a brief conversation with one of their guys who was fundraising. I didn't commit to anything at the time but did promise to look at their website. Any ideas? Cheers.


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Whits on Sunday, February 26, 2017, 21:29:53
Does anyone recall the name of the charity outside the ground for this game? I think it was for the Armed Forces as I remember having a brief conversation with one of their guys who was fundraising. I didn't commit to anything at the time but did promise to look at their website. Any ideas? Cheers.
I thought it was royal legion - http://www.britishlegion.org.uk/ - they are the ones who do the poppy appeal I believe and they asked me about that


Title: Re: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Minnesota Fats on Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 12:31:59
Cheers Whits.