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Title: Town v Spirites
Post by: 4D on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 08:59:21
Continue the winning ways. 2-1


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 09:18:31
You've started this a day early, what were you thinking?!?!

At home to the bottom side but previous home results have shown us that nothing can be taken for granted. As long as we can score more than them and continue the momentum of the winning run I will be happy.

2-0 Anderson, Dunne


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: 4D on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 09:23:41
 ???


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: tans on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 10:41:49
1-0.

Brad Barry, 89th minute.


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Ardiles on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 10:53:59
Who was it that used to start this thread a few seconds after midnight?


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Ardiles on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 10:55:10
And I'm sure it's 'Spireites'?


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Ardiles on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 10:55:57
And why can't I buy tickets online?  Today's game is not listed.  Annoying.


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: tans on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 10:59:29
And why can't I buy tickets online?  Today's game is not listed.  Annoying.

Seen a few people mention this. Best ring them this morning if you want to go. Saying that, it wont be a sell out


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: FreddySTFC! on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 11:03:09
Who was it that used to start this thread a few seconds after midnight?
Sugg Will Sugg in the PDC days. Good times. Matchday threads were brilliant back then.


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Ardiles on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 11:03:12
So I've just tried buying by phone.  Had to spell 'Town End' (I'm not making this up) to the lass on the line who then did her best.  But then informed me her system wasn't working.  So we'll have to buy on the gate instead.  Cracking service all round.


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Private Fraser on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 11:05:23
Who was it that used to start this thread a few seconds after midnight?

Shaw Rosso


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Private Fraser on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 11:07:08
So I've just tried buying by phone.  Had to spell 'Town End' (I'm not making this up) to the lass on the line who then did her best.  But then informed me her system wasn't working.  So we'll have to buy on the gate instead.  Cracking service all round.

Murrall's revenge?


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Pax Romana on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 11:07:44
Can't think when I last went to a game feeling so confident.  Hopefully won't end in tears.

3-0


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: JoeMezz on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 11:22:00
Got a horrible feeling that we're going to lose this one


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 11:26:47
On the Chesterfield forum they seem very confident despite their position in the table and 1 win and 1 draw in their last 6 games and only 2 wins all season.

2-1 defeat in front of 6,545 crowd with 158 Twisted Spireheads there witnessing it, Dunne sent off.


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Bathtime on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 11:30:05
Well if we don`t win this one I will eat my hat....has to be 2-0 at least predication is 3-0.


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 11:36:25
3-0 or 4-0 #fortressGC besides I have money on this.


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Paolo69 on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 11:38:34
So I've just tried buying by phone.  Had to spell 'Town End' (I'm not making this up) to the lass on the line who then did her best.  But then informed me her system wasn't working.  So we'll have to buy on the gate instead.  Cracking service all round.

Try going through to the Store instead of Ticketmaster or who whoever they are. If you can get someone to answer they should sort you out mate.


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 11:40:23
Last season's game at the CG was possibly the most incompetent display of lower league football I've ever seen. Chesterfield truly dreadful, we were worse. A mere 8 months ago. Flitters has got some stability back, sadly Chesterfield are still in the mire.

Let's hope they stay there for another week...


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: 4D on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 12:15:41
And I'm sure it's 'Spireites'?

My phone begs to differ  :)


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 12:22:54
My phone begs to differ  :)

Tell your phone it's wrong....


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 12:56:28
They hate us. 3 points please.


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: SuggWillSugg MBE on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 12:59:20
Sugg Will Sugg in the PDC days. Good times. Matchday threads were brilliant back then.

Mine were about 3am after getting in from the SU. Those were the days...


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Samdy Gray on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 13:12:37
Swindon league home form:  LWLWLW

Why break the pattern?


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Batch on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 13:41:08
we are in good form.
they are hopeless

we all know the outcome based on that :(


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: sonicyouth on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 13:48:14
I'm expecting that we'll lose.


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: normy on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 14:29:38
The banana skin won't be slippery this time, 2-0


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 14:31:28
I'm expecting an appearance from Dossy at some point.


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 14:32:06
I'm expecting an appearance from Dossy at some point.
Was it Chesterfield that he hated? I know he hates Shrewsbury with a passion.


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: sonicyouth on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 14:49:41
It was indeed the other STFC...


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 14:58:32
Was it Chesterfield that he hated? I know he hates Shrewsbury with a passion.

Ah, yes. I stand corrected.


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 15:24:08
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DOW0kMfXcAIAm3n.png)


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: adje on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 15:32:31
Probably shouldn't worry but I do about Vigs not being on the bench


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 15:35:43
Probably shouldn't worry but I do about Vigs not being on the bench
I think its time that Flitcroft comes out publically with the reason why hes not being picked at the moment.


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 15:40:12
I think its time that Flitcroft comes out publically with the reason why hes not being picked at the moment.
Agreed and it canít be helping Henry as he really needs experience out on loan somewhere as he looked pretty nervous when he played last season.


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Batch on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 16:07:35
linganzi had a hamstring injury


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 16:14:04
DAFUQ? how was that not a red?


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Quagmire on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 16:15:34
People have done time for less.


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: joteddyred on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 16:16:24
Blatant penalty not given and their keeper should have been sent off.


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 16:20:49
Wollery's pace is showing.


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Batch on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 16:22:10
woolery is buzzing.

stonewall pen/red. cunt ref


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 16:29:40
https://twitter.com/jiff1967/status/929366909388312577 (https://twitter.com/jiff1967/status/929366909388312577)

Penalty decision


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: StefPol on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 16:34:23
Never a penalty, right decision by the ref.


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 16:35:13
Smith is off because of this..

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DOXKSpaXcAEc1fi.jpg)



Received by this..

https://twitter.com/jiff1967/status/929371365110665221 (https://twitter.com/jiff1967/status/929371365110665221)


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 16:36:43
Bloody hell, that's not even an egg, it's a bloody coconut on his head!


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 16:37:31
The video of the challenge shows one hell of a clash..


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 16:39:10
Cleared off the line

https://twitter.com/jiff1967/status/929372234623397889 (https://twitter.com/jiff1967/status/929372234623397889)


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Batch on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 16:40:09
this ref is SHIT


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: joteddyred on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 16:40:16
Another absolutely shit referee.


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Posh Red on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 16:49:45
this ref is SHIT

He set his standards early in the game, and if anything has got worse.

A truly fucking awful refereeing display so far


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 16:49:55
Woolery Yellow

https://twitter.com/jiff1967/status/929373991894208512 (https://twitter.com/jiff1967/status/929373991894208512)


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 16:51:32
The guy rolling over four times and then tapping out makes that very funny actually.


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Batch on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 16:53:19
enjoyable and dominant half.

yet 0-0,. shit ref and couple of injuries.

grrrrr. football.


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 16:56:47
Almost all Swindon right up to 5 mins from H/T, great block by Norris at the end and a couple of good moves from Swindon.

Woolery looks a different player from last week, shame about the injuries and not sure Norris effort wasn't over the line, looked close and Woolery should have had a penalty.

Love the way we defend as a unit and we are winning almost every ball in midfield.

Dunne needs to calm the fuck down.


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: adje on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 17:00:42
Cleared off the line

https://twitter.com/jiff1967/status/929372234623397889 (https://twitter.com/jiff1967/status/929372234623397889)
That's a goal in the prem and that's what's wrong with football


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Panda Paws on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 17:03:06
Disjointed by the injuries but should be ahead. Not sure on the pen but the one over the line is in.


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: StefPol on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 17:18:03
1-0


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 17:22:03
Elsnik's goal

https://twitter.com/jiff1967/status/929383124630466560 (https://twitter.com/jiff1967/status/929383124630466560)


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: adje on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 17:25:06
14/1 1st goalscorer!What a finnish


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 17:25:22
What a finish but the turn was quality. We need to put a bid him for him in Jan while he's young. No harm in Derby saying no. He would transition to L1 straightaway. With steady development the boy can go far. This will be great for his confidence. Turning into a proper no.10/False 9


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 17:26:07
14/1 1st goalscorer!What a finnish

He's Slovenian, not Finnish  :D :D :D :pint:


Title: Town v Spirites
Post by: Batch on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 17:27:07
keeper error, assuming he didn't shout


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 17:28:26
Poor by Preston and no call from RCC put through his legs, bad defence all round. Not deserved.


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: woolster on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 17:28:42
keeper error, assuming he didn't shout
fucking offside :crash: cunty officials


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 17:30:23
keeper error, assuming he didn't shout
He doesnít come off his line, still very unsure on him.


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 17:30:59
I think we will get a penalty today at some point.


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 17:31:40
I would take Anderson off and get Mullin on.


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 17:34:58
All Chesterfield since the goal, get the ball down and play to our strenghts.


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 17:36:34
Great cross from Goddard and Norris a yard off the pace misses a great chance.


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Batch on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 17:37:00
wrong sub imo.


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 17:37:58
Mullin on for Woolery....wrong player IMO should have been Anderson.


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Batch on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 17:41:25
the tide is turning :(


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Batch on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 17:42:20
that's a strike tbf.


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 17:43:11
Cracking goal :(


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: 4D on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 17:43:25
Bollocks  :(


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: joteddyred on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 17:44:12
Well we've fucked this up.


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 17:44:31
Would be nice if the keeper would at least attempt to save it


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 17:46:15
Would be nice if the keeper would at least attempt to save it
He definately lost his footing as the shot came in, and not many keepers would have got close to it in the corner, totally unexpected.


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 17:48:59
Taylors free kicks have been poor today.


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 17:49:55
He definately lost his footing as the shot came in, and not many keepers would have got close to it in the corner, totally unexpected.
Youíve gotta make an attempt though. Just standing there watching it is pathetic


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 17:51:33
Need to make a fist of it in the last ten and get a draw. Who knows if we score in the next 5 we could sneak a win... :pint: :pint: :pint:


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 17:55:49
Youíve gotta make an attempt though. Just standing there watching it is pathetic
The midfield should have closed him down also though, 1st half our midfield was excellent 2nd half they have been 2 yards off the pace and we have been over run there.


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 17:56:29
Awful effort from Anderson, hes not had a great game at all.


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 18:02:35
Awful refereeing.


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 18:05:47
Odds on Flitcroft bagging himself a touchline ban in the post match interview must be short.


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: adje on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 18:08:37
Wahey !!!!!!


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: hobnob on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 18:09:11
Out of jail


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Batch on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 18:09:24
yessss. don't think it was a pen though, makes up for the first half one.

get a point at home and pick up the 3 away and we'll be alright.


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 18:10:17
Not entirely deserved but I will take an equalizing penalty in the 94th minute any game :D

Well done to Norris for keeping his calm under terrible provocation.


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 18:10:49
What happened there. 3 yellows dished out and our penalty. Make a fist of it we did but we scrambled a point when we should've rolled them over. Maybe we didn't show them the same respect we showed Dartford? However Chesterfield will be gutte not to get 3 point but as they say...when you're down the bottom the luck doesn't fall so well. Little kick up the arse today but you need that every now and again. Unbeaten in 6 in all comps. It's momentum (of sorts). I agree the ref was a load of old dog shit though!


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: hobnob on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 18:10:57
Itís ok we are away again next week thank god!


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 18:14:20
Win at home and pick up points away from home and you're up.

We're just doing it arse about face, that's all.


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 18:15:44
Norris played well when he came on, Woolery, Elsnik and Goddard are the only other players that can say they put 100% in today though.

Taylors poorest game in a Town shirt.


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 18:17:08
Will take the draw, reminded me of the Crawley game a bit in the second half as we just surrendered the midfield for a period. Anderson was a waste of a shirt and should have gone off not Woolery. Need to sort the Vigs as Charles-Cook is dodgy is big step down from Vigs.
Refereeing standards are an embarrassment this guy was just guessing all game.


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 18:19:43
Well only exeter won in the top 7. With Cov and Wycombe losing, the other 4 us included all drew. not a lot changes. Was a great op to go within a win from top spot today. Still plenty of twists yet. Next match is pretty big if we want to keep the gap close with Luton and the rest.


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: sonicyouth on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 18:23:21
Win at home and pick up points away from home and you're up.

We're just doing it arse about face, that's all.
Hahahaha this season is fucked yo


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: RedRag on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 18:23:26
I think we will get a penalty today at some point.
what do you know....oh, wait a minute! :)


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 18:24:06
what do you know....oh, wait a minute! :)
It just had that feel to the game, some poor tackles and even poorer refereeing all match.


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 18:27:06
Rovers losing, Pox losing and Yeovil centre back given a straight red card for violent conduct so will miss our game next week, only 5 points off top place and 6 games unbeaten....I will take that.


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 18:30:16
http://twitter.com/jiff1967/status/929389185693339648

RCC definately slips there while moving but McCourt should have been closed down.


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: theakston2k on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 18:35:24
http://twitter.com/jiff1967/status/929389185693339648

RCC definately slips there while moving but McCourt should have been closed down.
Still think he can at least have an attempt, 1st goal he was poor as well.


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 18:36:58
Rovers losing, Pox losing and Yeovil centre back given a straight red card for violent conduct so will miss our game next week, only 5 points off top place and 6 games unbeaten....I will take that.

Do you know if the couple of Yeovil lads sent off last league weekend got 3 game bans?


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Audrey's Bellend on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 18:39:30
Rovers losing, Pox losing and Yeovil centre back given a straight red card for violent conduct so will miss our game next week, only 5 points off top place and 6 games unbeaten....I will take that.
Arenít both their strikers banned as well. Both sent off in the same game and got 3match bans ?

Looking forward to Yeovil next week.


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 18:43:26
Do you know if the couple of Yeovil lads sent off last league weekend got 3 game bans?
Olomola got a 3 game ban and Zoko also got a 3 game ban so they will have 3 banned players for our game, both those got refused on appeal so I am hoping Mugabi will fail in his appeal also as it was for violent conduct.


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 18:46:07
Olomola got a 3 game ban and Zoko also got a 3 game ban so they will have 3 banned players for our game, both those got refused on appeal so I am hoping Mugabi will fail in his appeal also as it was for violent conduct.

Sweet, every little helps. Yeovil are the opposite of us, decent at home shite on the road.


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 18:59:21
(https://i.imgur.com/T0J4n55.jpg)


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 19:44:35
I can't tell either way from that angle.

(https://i.imgur.com/LC7VK4c.jpg)



Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Batch on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 19:57:17
The lino was well placed. But useless. No help there then.

Anywho, first half we were very comfortable. Chesterfield looked OK on the break but didn't really threaten. Trouble was we didn't really create clearcut chances either. But balls into the channel and Woolery's pace looked like unlocking them.

Second half, great turn from Elsnik with a finish to match. Great, we go on to crush them. Nope. Slowly but surely Chesterfield turned into the better team. The equaliser was very poorly defended. The thus far immaculate Preston couldn't get his head on the ball (or left it) and RCC didn't get there. If Preston has left it because RCC called it that's poor keeping. But I suspect it wasn't purposely left.

Then they go ahead with that strike. Again too much space allowed by the midfield, but a sweet strike. I don't think it would have been saved.

Nice try at the antics for a very soft penalty at the end. But well done Norris, who looked understandably not at the races for a lot of match.

Still can't believe Woolery was replaced and Anderson played 90 though

A costly game, 2 points gone (deservedly mind) and 2 injuries.


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: chalkies_shorts on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 20:36:01
Thought the players looked knackered today. First half was ok. We looked pretty good without creating too much. Looked a blatant pen when keeper took Woolery but lino in front of DRS was shit all half. Nice to see a few of their players pointing to the tunnel when Woolery got a deserved yellow. Their no 26 also got away with calling the ref a cunt to his face unless my lip reading was a bit awry.

In the second half our midfield went walkies and their no 24 pissed through the midfield whenever he wanted until Elsnik took him out late on. Great turn and goal by Elsnik. The first goal was a defensive fuck up worthy of last season. Their second was a great strike but no challenge from our non existent  midfield. Their no 20 should then have had 3 yellows in 10 minutes but only got 1. There were really crap crosses coming in and probably from the worst of them we got a penalty. They tried every trick in the book to put Norris off and fair play to him that he kept his cool.

I'm not too disappointed today. we had to make 2 early unexpected subs. Although our crossing was generally crap, the ball didn't really run for us today. Even 2-1 down, I felt we could come back and win. That not something I've felt for 2.5 years. These players are forming a team and its good to see a team who leave it on the pitch not a collection of fucking oddballs and curios who do not give a fuck. Thats a very big and very welcome cultural change. I still think top 10 but outside play offs but I'm enjoying my football again.   


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 21:00:07
Result aside, I was encouraged today by a noticeable reduction in hoofing.


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Family at War on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 21:04:12
We were at that end in line and RCC defy shouted to Preston to leave the ball


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: normy on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 21:11:30
I heard RCC shout something to Preston, possibly leave it


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Batch on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 21:15:10
Well, that clears that up then. thanks.


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Batch on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 21:15:54
Quote from: Flashheart
Result aside, I was encouraged today by a noticeable reduction in hoofing.
first half I thought we played very well indeed, last 5 aside.


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: woolster on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 23:06:19
anyone catch the attendance


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Bewster on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 23:11:08
Solid performance let down by a keeper error and failing to close down quickly. The plus for me is that we kept fighting to the very end.

Ref was shit and bottled sending off their keeper. Not sure about our pen at the end - seemed a bit soft but well tucked away by Norris.

And I met Batch  ;D

And Leftside  ;D


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: sonicyouth on Sunday, November 12, 2017, 00:14:07
I realised today that I really did not give two shits about our result. I checked after full time and only in the way Iíd check other results for teams I follow. The last couple of years has totally killed off my interest and only through the habit of using this forum do I have any idea what is going on.


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: 4D on Sunday, November 12, 2017, 00:38:48
It'll come back. I've been to one game (Yeovil. Well it was a piss up with the flash and Victor mildew  :)) since the preston shambles. I'm tempted again.


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: THE FLASH on Sunday, November 12, 2017, 06:51:04
It'll come back. I've been to one game (Yeovil. Well it was a piss up with the flash and Victor mildew  :)) since the preston shambles. I'm tempted again.


Round avoider!


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: THE FLASH on Sunday, November 12, 2017, 06:58:16
Well as usual I was well oiled but I thought in the end we got out of Jail...

Looking at the clips I find it incredible that a referee in modern football can miss Woolery being held by their keeper....just plain shocking that.

Did the ball go over the line.?...being pissed up in the TE, no idea.

It was Chesterfields first goal that turned the tide.

Second goal one of the best I have seen at the CG...superb.

Pen looked harsh to me but on balance of total fuck ups the ref got it right.
Chesterfield had got away with pretty much everything all game so the free for all at the end was no surprise....

Onwards to Yeovil my first away game since ... Can't remember!


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Ginginho on Sunday, November 12, 2017, 08:40:09
We work hard as a team which is refreshing to see.
Sometimes we press a little too much and get pulled out of position; in the 2nd half we gave them so much space down the right and they created a lot of chances.

A clear pen + sending off which the ref bottled and a clear goal not given made my piss boil.

I know shit refs are becoming a common problem again but he was fucking useless.
He slightly redeemed himself at the end by rewarding us a very soft penalty, but that was the wrong decision also in my opinion. A deserved point but 2 dropped really.


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Audrey's Bellend on Sunday, November 12, 2017, 09:40:16
I knew the ref would be shite from early on when he gave them a free kick after one of their players nearly took Andersonís head off with a high boot.

Thought Woolery had a fine game - our first goal came about from his trickery out on the right.

Our problem second half down their right was poor old Taylor who takes all the corners, free kicks and puts in plenty of crosses just doesnít have the legs to track back. Be interesting to see if Hussey gets straight back in when fit.

Played some good stuff in spells but still too much aimless hoofing for my liking.

Talked myself into going to Yeovil Saturday - thatíll put a kibosh on our fine away record!


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Sunday, November 12, 2017, 10:32:51

One of the more eventful games this season, enjoyed it and felt like a win at the end.

The energy levels seemed to drop off in the second half.
Taylor played very narrow and didn't have a lot of support so they had loads of space to use.
He's done ok so far, but I'd be tempted to put Hussey back in when fit.

Haven't seen their second one back yet, but judging by the comments no hint of it being a flukey one, but it did seem to catch RCC by surprise.

Chesterfield should be ok this season on that evidence and they seem to have the full catalogue of dark arts to call upon.



Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Bogus Dave on Sunday, November 12, 2017, 10:41:49
I thought chesterfield switched things up second half, and used the wing backs more which exploited the lack of width in our side.

Norris header looked miles over from the top of the Arkells.

Reece-Cooke had another Phil smith game


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Audrey's Bellend on Sunday, November 12, 2017, 10:48:54
Hmmm

http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11750/11122970/did-swindon-town-header-cross-the-line-against-chesterfield


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, November 12, 2017, 11:03:20
Haven't seen their second one back yet, but judging by the comments no hint of it being a flukey one, but it did seem to catch RCC by surprise.

http://twitter.com/jiff1967/status/929389185693339648

RCC definately slips there while moving but McCourt should have been closed down.


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: RedRag on Sunday, November 12, 2017, 11:51:36
anyone catch the attendance
presumably not announced at the match?

I haven't seen it anywhere.  indeed only Lg 2 attendance not recorded in my Sunday.


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Sunday, November 12, 2017, 12:00:01
Hmmm

http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11750/11122970/did-swindon-town-header-cross-the-line-against-chesterfield

In this draw v Spireites, we had 2 "goals" not given. 

http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19960106

The fracas after Carr, a typical Bristolian, sees red is quality,  especially for the involvement of Sean Dyche (no 10), who I think was trying to act as peacemaker.

One ginger, balding midfielder from that game was to become a top flight boss and it wasn't Steve McMahon.


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, November 12, 2017, 12:02:03
presumably not announced at the match?

I haven't seen it anywhere.  indeed only Lg 2 attendance not recorded in my Sunday.
Its not been announced anywhere officially, didn't look much more than 6,000 to me.


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: sonicyouth on Sunday, November 12, 2017, 12:09:34

That's a worldie


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, November 12, 2017, 12:12:44
That's a worldie
I think its a bit unfair to put the blame entirely on RCC for that, he did slip while moving but it was as close to the top corner as he will ever score in his life. Disapppointed the midfield didn't close him down quicker though.


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, November 12, 2017, 12:17:40
I take it that there was again no mention post match by Flitcroft as to why Vigs was not on the bench again yesterday?


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, November 12, 2017, 12:27:49
From the Chesterfield forum...sour...grapes...much?

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Wonder if Norris will get a retrospective ban for diving?
:D

They are also suggesting that it was our club doctor than conspired to stop their player with concussion coming out for the 2nd half despite him having concussion  ::)

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It now seems doctors are being used by clubs to influence games.

I think we should be reporting this whole affair to the FL


Listening to the Swindon manager David Flitcroft in his post match interview he said the 4th official told the referee through his earpiece that Anyon was holding back the Swindon player and it was a penalty but the referee ignored his advice saying that he was watching the ball and did not see the incident

Its obvious therefore imo as has been said after the two officials would have talked at halftime the referee would have been desperate to even up his mistake and hey presto in the last Bl**dy minute of injury time that opportunity appeared



Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Sunday, November 12, 2017, 12:39:13
http://twitter.com/jiff1967/status/929389185693339648

RCC definately slips there while moving but McCourt should have been closed down.

Yep, that's a cracking strike. I suspect that RCC will still be disappointed to be beaten by that.
The slip didn't help but he probably should have been a yard or two further forward to start with.


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: ReadingRed on Sunday, November 12, 2017, 13:29:09
I knew the ref would be shite from early on when he gave them a free kick after one of their players nearly took Andersonís head off with a high boot.
It was hard to see from the DRS but Anderson brought the ball down with his hand. It was the  correct decision unless the high boot came first.


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Bogus Dave on Sunday, November 12, 2017, 18:53:47
Itís the first goal the keeper should be dissapointed with, not the second


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: sonicyouth on Sunday, November 12, 2017, 20:38:46
did Barry get much shit from our fans?



Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: tans on Sunday, November 12, 2017, 20:42:33
did Barry get much shit from our fans?



Nah not really i dont think


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Batch on Sunday, November 12, 2017, 22:41:52
didn't hear any stick at all


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: THE FLASH on Sunday, November 12, 2017, 22:43:51
From the Chesterfield forum...sour...grapes...much?
 :D

They are also suggesting that it was our club doctor than conspired to stop their player with concussion coming out for the 2nd half despite him having concussion  ::)

From the Chesterfield forum...sour...grapes...much?
 :D

They are also suggesting that it was our club doctor than conspired to stop their player with concussion coming out for the 2nd half despite him having concussion  ::)


Least he could do...he was shite.

Report him to the FA...


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: herthab on Monday, November 13, 2017, 07:51:13
did Barry get much shit from our fans?

At the end of the game he got a fair bit from the DRS


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: normy on Monday, November 13, 2017, 11:12:33
Barry came over close to where I was in the DRS and he looked up at the crowd, quite a few booed him I don't know why, but  I clapped him as he has done nothing anti-STFC as far as I know.


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, November 13, 2017, 11:42:49
At the end of the game he got a fair bit from the DRS

I had completely forgotten about Brad Barry. What number was he?


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: tans on Monday, November 13, 2017, 11:45:33
27


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Flashheart on Monday, November 13, 2017, 11:49:35
He didn't do much wrong, did he? I know he wasn't much good, but he at least tried? Why should people give him stick?


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: hefty toe on Monday, November 13, 2017, 11:51:08
Shame that some booed Barry. After all it was Swindon that released him. He always worked hard in the games that I saw him play.


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Monday, November 13, 2017, 12:09:59
Shame that some booed Barry. After all it was Swindon that released him. He always worked hard in the games that I saw him play.

Bradley came to be seen as a symptom of all that was wrong with the Power/Sherwood/Williams/Embers regime 

In his first season his attacking play was OK, even if his defensive play was lamentable, therefore on the odd occasion he could look like a lower league footballer. The second season turned to shit, but I don't recall him being involved in any of the unsavoury stuff which blighted the Williams reign.

It was generally thought that like Anton, who was brought in to get players off of Brendan and Harry Agomabar was brought in to keep Tommy sweet,  Bradley came in because of the link to Gareth and his Banzai app.

However for a while he did resemble a player.

Therefore I think the anger directed at Bradley, is really just displaced anger towards the aforementioned quartet, rather than personal.


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, November 13, 2017, 13:06:54
Bradley came to be seen as a symptom of all that was wrong with the Power/Sherwood/Williams/Embers regime 

In his first season his attacking play was OK, even if his defensive play was lamentable, therefore on the odd occasion he could look like a lower league footballer. The second season turned to shit, but I don't recall him being involved in any of the unsavoury stuff which blighted the Williams reign.

It was generally thought that like Anton, who was brought in to get players off of Brendan and Harry Agomabar was brought in to keep Tommy sweet,  Bradley came in because of the link to Gareth and his Banzai app.

However for a while he did resemble a player.

Therefore I think the anger directed at Bradley, is really just displaced anger towards the aforementioned quartet, rather than personal.
I concur.

I thought he looked pretty poor Saturday TBH against us, no real reason to boo him, he was just not very good.


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Tails on Monday, November 13, 2017, 15:26:54
Don't have an issue with the reaction of the Chesterfield fans, I'd have been equally as pissed off. I'm guessing the main ones complaining weren't there and didn't witness the blatant pen (and probably a red?) plus the header that crossed the line. Two wrongs don't make a right, but we were owed something at least.

What I have issue with is Jack Lester and the Chesterfield supporters suddenly having abetter medical opinion than a club doctor. Head injuries need to be treated seriously and if a MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL thinks it is a risk to send a player out, he simply can't do it. If the lad had come out for the second half and collapsed, I imagine we'd have been torn to bits by them. To put it down as us trying to advantage our own team is not only nonsense but utterly pathetic. We lost a player in the same incident.


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Audrey's Bellend on Monday, November 13, 2017, 15:43:22
Only need to tune in tonight to Alan Shearerís programme about footballers and dementia to appreciate that Ďweí did the right thing.


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Private Fraser on Monday, November 13, 2017, 16:00:37
The regulation seems fairly straightforward. Doubtful that their Club Doctor would have travelled, so it was down to ours to exercise judgement:


"35.6 Head Injuries and Concussion.

35.6.1 Each Team Doctor, Senior Physiotherapist, Paramedic and any other Physiotherapist shall, when present at any match or training, carry the pocket concussion tool as notified by The League from time to time.

35.6.2 Any Player who has sustained a concussive injury (whether in any match, at training or otherwise) shall not be allowed to resume playing or training (as the case may be)

unless he has been examined and declared fit to do so by his Team Doctor or, if they are unavailable, by another medical practitioner who holds a current Football Association Advanced Resuscitation and Emergency Aid certificate or an equivalent or higher qualification as otherwise approved by the Football Association from time to time. In such circumstances, the welfare of the Player is paramount and the decision of the Team Doctor or other appropriately qualified medical practitioner as to whether the Player is fit to resume playing or training shall be final."


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: pauld on Monday, November 13, 2017, 17:04:34
Don't have an issue with the reaction of the Chesterfield fans, I'd have been equally as pissed off. I'm guessing the main ones complaining weren't there and didn't witness the blatant pen (and probably a red?) plus the header that crossed the line. Two wrongs don't make a right, but we were owed something at least.

What I have issue with is Jack Lester and the Chesterfield supporters suddenly having abetter medical opinion than a club doctor. Head injuries need to be treated seriously and if a MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL thinks it is a risk to send a player out, he simply can't do it. If the lad had come out for the second half and collapsed, I imagine we'd have been torn to bits by them. To put it down as us trying to advantage our own team is not only nonsense but utterly pathetic. We lost a player in the same incident.
Pfft, relying on advice from qualified professional experts? That's soooo pre-Brexit.


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: RobertT on Monday, November 13, 2017, 19:08:24
Should probably make those rules even tighter in all honesty - don't see why someone would be alloed to return to the pitch after suffering any type of concussive injury.  Just like Rugy, the clubs have to be kept out of the decision making, and the player themselves.


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Power to people on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 17:02:58
I actually think we have been a better team since Norris has been out, previously we would lump the ball up for Norris to get on it being the 1 up front, since he's been out we seem to have drifted to playing more of the 3 up front and it seems to have been working judging by goals scored and results last few weeks.

I hope Luke get's some bench time coming up and we can continue with Smith


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: sonicyouth on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 19:45:34
We've scored 6 penalties already this season, last season we scored a total of 4. 3 of those were scored by Doughty.

Shame that I can't be fucked to look up how many we missed


Title: Re: Town v Spirites
Post by: Audrey's Bellend on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 19:58:38
Maybe we only had 4 penalties last season. I have no idea. We can only score from penalties if we are given them.

We have had our fair share this season, though.