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Title: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Audrey's Bellend on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 10:23:11
Getting later and later these threads - used to be as soon after midnight as possible.

We’re gunna give them a whuppin’ I tells ya - a whuppin’.

Failing that, it’ll be a one goal nail biter. 7102 with 685 striking miners.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 10:44:17
Would have been another striking miner in the DR with me but he’s cried off at the last minute after pledging that he’d come down when we were walking away from their place in October.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 10:55:06
Mansfield on a 9 game unbeaten run in the league and only 1 defeat in 18 league games since we beat them up there in October.

I can't see there being more than 6,500 today with about 450 away fans as they don't ever bring many to the CG (their average following of 650 has been boosted massively by local away games at Notts County & Chesterfield).

We should be getting better results at home but they are a form side with 1 less defeat on their travels than we have got.

Although the stats over history seem to give us the edge at the CG with us winning 15 of the 21 games played here and the Stags winning just 3, the haven't won here since 1977 and we have won 8 of the 9 following matches at the CG its going to be tough.

2-1 defeat.



Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Batch on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 11:13:10
6200 and taking the game in isolation would take a score draw.

Feel we need 3 to get the autos back on track though, sure there are plenty of games left but there are so many teams in it I can't see everyone being inconsistent until the end of the season. Therefore neither can we be.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 11:28:30
6200 and taking the game in isolation would take a score draw.

Feel we need 3 to get the autos back on track though, sure there are plenty of games left but there are so many teams in it I can't see everyone being inconsistent until the end of the season. Therefore neither can we be.

As far as autos go, 4 points from the next 2 a bare minimum, anything less and we  :bye:


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 12:53:05
Cambridge did us a favour last night, holding back the Impmen to 0-0. I have a feeling we'll be the ones to sneak it today and probably be our to turn have the share of controversial/dubious decision go in our favour. Much to Mansfield's dismay.

Town 2-1 Stags
Booked: Keshi
Att: 7012
Goals: Banks, Mayonnaise (winner)

However Kevin Friend is the ref...


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 13:15:29
However Kevin Friend is the ref...
Not sure he is worse than the utter garbage ref we had on Tuesday at Accrington though TBF.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 14:00:59
Not sure he is worse than the utter garbage ref we had on Tuesday at Accrington though TBF.

...or the Lincoln match too. I'm thinking the weather conditions could work in our favour today.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: bilko on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 14:04:31
That shit ref Tuesday night was local to Accrington neither penalties were penalties - missed a hand ball by an Accrington defender in his own box & no way did Gordon punch their player. The ref every game he has been in charge there has been controversy absolutely shockingly poor ref and a homer fucking disgrace.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Audrey's Bellend on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 14:05:08
No Lancashire. Romanski on the bench.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 14:05:26
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DVrdVjCX0AA5egw.png)


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 14:08:15
That shit ref Tuesday night was local to Accrington neither penalties were penalties - missed a hand ball by an Accrington defender in his own box & no way did Gordon punch their player. The ref every game he has been in charge there has been controversy absolutely shockingly poor ref and a homer fucking disgrace.
Worst ref I have ever seen.
...or the Lincoln match too. I'm thinking the weather conditions could work in our favour today.
The weather will contribute today to the result, lets hope it helps us rather than hinders us.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 14:17:03
I think for me thats currently our best line up other than I would play Woolery instead of Norris as I think his pace is a better attribute in the side.

Lancashire must have an injury as hes been an ever present, although he always looks likely to make a huge fuck up in each game at one point or another.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Sir red ken on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 14:39:22
I think for me thats currently our best line up other than I would play Woolery instead of Norris as I think his pace is a better attribute in the side.

Lancashire must have an injury as hes been an ever present, although he always looks likely to make a huge fuck up in each game at one point or another.
Completely agree with the above statement. I've been rubbing the crystal ball and I can't see a massive victory for the town today. 1-0 late goal for us me's going for.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 14:41:27
1-0 late goal for us me's going for.
95th minute winner for us would be perfect :)


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 14:47:25
No iFollow today due to the game being shown somewhere abroad live, thats an arse pain.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 14:53:03
No iFollow today due to the game being shown somewhere abroad live, thats an arse pain.

Someone say something about stream potential. It's only what i've heard  ;)


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 14:54:04
Someone say something about stream potential. It's only what i've heard  ;)
I would be interested if a stream was potentially found.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: tans on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 14:57:10
No iFollow today due to the game being shown somewhere abroad live, thats an arse pain.

Really? Pathetic


Title: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Batch on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 14:57:49
looking a bit sparse crowd wise.

Ifollow: what utter wank


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 14:57:52
Really? Pathetic
Apparently so mate, I tried it with 3 different countries US, Holland and Switzerland with no luck.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 14:58:41
Even more reason to be thankful I didn't pay for a season pass. I'd not be a happy bunny if I did.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 15:01:52
I would be interested if a stream was potentially found.

Trying to see there is anything available. If it's broadcasting live somewhere, then someone will be posting it somewhere. Just won't be many but only need one.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: tans on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 15:10:32
Its on ifollow apparently


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 15:14:34
Its on ifollow apparently
Hmmm wasn't when I checked earlier, will check again


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 15:15:53
Yeah jiff is posting his usual clips on tweety bird. He's U.S based isn't he?


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 15:16:49
Fucking shitty service, yes its up and running now.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 15:19:29
Fucking shitty service, yes its up and running now.


Good stuff. The set up in principle is good but it really does need to be refining to become a top end, trusted service.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 15:21:48
Elsnik just wide from a great cross from Taylor.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 15:22:27

Good stuff. The set up in principle is good but it really does need to be refining to become a top end, trusted service.

Nah. The principle of being able to watch video OR audio is laughably bad.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 15:23:20
Very entertaining end to end game from what I can see, we are attacking down both wings.

Norris a yard off a great cross in from Banks.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 15:24:19
Taylor and then Norris inches away from a cross in great positions.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 15:25:57
Mansfield number 32 almost accidentally heads in in, but it sails over RCC's crossbar.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 15:26:39
Richards, Knoyle, Purkiss and Banks all exploiting a weak left back of theirs.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 15:26:48
Nah. The principle of being able to watch video OR audio is laughably bad.

I'm on about what provision was outlined before the season started. There was both available but they made a horrendous decision to limit it to just either or. So in principle, it is a good format, however the delivery has been absolutely shocking for a paid premium service. It's anything but.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 15:27:54
MacDonald diving under a tiny challenge from Elsnik, dangerous position for a free kick.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 15:30:45
Great cross from Knoyle flicked on by Richards.

Taylor and Anderson now exploiting the right back.

Great cut inside by Anderson and a super save from outside the box.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 15:31:21
Taylors corner misses everybody when a small flick would have put it in the net.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 15:31:53
Great effort by Keshi.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 15:32:10
Knoyle looking well up for it today, looking a far better defensive and attacking option than Gordon.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 15:32:42
Norris poor header from a good cross from Taylor.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 15:34:06
Defensively Mansfield look very suspect when we run at them, which is happening a lot!


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 15:34:47
Norris poor header from a good cross from Taylor.

The chances are coming and the service is there. Will be unlucky today if we don't get at least one goal.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 15:35:13
Nice take dwon from Richards and nearly volleys it in from 25 yards.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 15:36:38
I have to say that the standard of the refereeing is chalk and cheese to Tuedays game.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 15:38:33
Went for glory, was a little tame in the end but he's got an eye for goal and for the benefit of RedBuck...yes I think for us Richards may well be going from possible goalscorer to goalscorer for us  ;)


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 15:38:47
Great turn by Anderson but his final ball lets him down again.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 15:39:20
Went for glory, was a little tame in the end but he's got an eye for goal and for the benefit of RedBuck...yes I think for us Richards may well be going from possible goalscorer to goalscorer for us  ;)
They can't cope with Richards so far, hes looking fit and eager to chase anything.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: tans on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 15:39:26
I find it amazing they cant link commentary to the stream


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 15:39:53
I'm on about what provision was outlined before the season started. There was both available but they made a horrendous decision to limit it to just either or. So in principle, it is a good format, however the delivery has been absolutely shocking for a paid premium service. It's anything but.

This is what they sent me.

Note the sentence underlined.

Quote
Dear Jamie,

Thank you for contacting iFollow Support.

Currently you are unable to watch and listen to commentary at the same time.

The product was never designed to work that way although you may have been able to do it in the past.

As per terms and condition you can not log in to two different locations or devices at the same time and this includes two tabs.

Regards,
Muhammad, iFollow Support


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 15:40:02
Deliberate handball from their centre back missed by the ref just outside the box.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 15:40:49
I find it amazing they cant link commentary to the stream

They can. But they won't. Because they're cunts.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 15:41:27
1-0


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Batch on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 15:41:39
everyone thought he's crossing that... bang!


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 15:42:08
A block at the back from Knoyle who finds Anderson then a great break from Anderson, who passes to Elsnik who then finds Taylor just inside the box rifled in at the near post with power.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 15:42:56
A goal very much deserved on the run of play.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 15:43:00
This is what they sent me.

Note the sentence underlined.


soapy tit wank I can read. You're quite right though. They can but they won't because they are indeed, cunts!

Anyway, 1-0 Taylor. Get in!!


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 15:43:02
Woohoo


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 15:46:07
His final ball at times is terrible but we so missed Anderson on Tuesday, his breaks with speed are a great way of turning defence into attack for us.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 15:46:31
Knoyle shakes the goal with a long range effort.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 15:48:37
1 min added time.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 15:49:09
HT 1-0. Probably could've been 3.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Batch on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 15:49:51
good half. Anderson having one of his better games. we've played some football in small patches, and Mansfield haven't really troubled us.

Mayo does look a bit shaky though.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 15:50:52
HT 1-0 a very good all round team performance by everyone, the only slight complaint would be Norris, but saying that he hasn't played that badly hes just not got the control or finish about him.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 15:54:36
https://twitter.com/jiff1967/status/962351062660403200 (https://twitter.com/jiff1967/status/962351062660403200)

Here's the goal if you have twitter


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 15:56:11
https://twitter.com/jiff1967/status/962351062660403200 (https://twitter.com/jiff1967/status/962351062660403200)

Here's the goal if you have twitter
Shame it doesn't show the build up to it which was a real end to end move with pace and passing starting with Knoyle blocking a shot from them just outside our box.

Anderson running with the ball 50 yards.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Posh Red on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 15:59:41
Decent game of football.

They’ve come to play & try to win which I think helps us.

We deserve to be in front, but they’ve had a couple of decent chances too.

We have a PL ref and you have to say (so far) he is much better than the usual shite we get


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 16:01:11
Decent game of football.

They’ve come to play & try to win which I think helps us.

We deserve to be in front, but they’ve had a couple of decent chances too.

We have a PL ref and you have to say (so far) he is much better than the usual shite we get
Spot on, on all of that.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 16:03:40
Looks like they have brought about 500 - 600 fans too, a good turn out for a side that rarely bring more than 200ish to the CG.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 16:04:45
https://twitter.com/jiff1967/status/962352756915830784 (https://twitter.com/jiff1967/status/962352756915830784)


Try this one. From our box.  :)


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 16:05:22
My God Norris that control was awful :(


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: adje on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 16:06:20
Nice to see we are still being ignored by that bald idiot on final score.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 16:07:11
Decent game of football.

They’ve come to play & try to win which I think helps us.

We deserve to be in front, but they’ve had a couple of decent chances too.

We have a PL ref and you have to say (so far) he is much better than the usual shite we get

Agree with all of that except there have been a few times the ref has given them a free kick when their payers have behaved like Salmon. One in a dangerous position, edge of box. He's a better referee but it's still not great.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 16:10:13
Richards hits the post from a Banks cross.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 16:10:49
Mayo does look a bit shaky though.
He has shown a bit of immaturity at times but in general I think hes done at least as well as Lancashire does in every game, not (yet) put us into a difficult position from his poor play, he has managed to recover quickly.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 16:11:33
Taylor has been putting in some good crosses and corners today.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 16:12:37
Elsnik is having an average game not one of his better ones of late.

Mansfield go close from 25 yards out.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 16:14:21
Great lay off from Norris sets up Elsnik from 20 yards.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 16:16:53
Shout from the crowd "Calm down Pukiss ya fucking dickhead" nice, not :/


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 16:18:22
Banks tried a speculative shot from 50 yards!


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 16:18:59
Elsnik looks knackered and nowhere near his best today.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 16:19:56
Poor control by Norris turns attack into defence.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 16:20:45
Anderson just offside but connects with a cross on the volley would have been a worldy if it went in.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 16:24:20
Without Lancashire there is a lot lot less hoofing it out at every chance by our defence.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 16:25:41
Maybe bring Elsnik off. He looks shagged.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: joteddyred on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 16:29:27
Why have we got no subs warming up? We need another goal and Flitcroft could do with making a change?


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 16:31:18
Knoyle great cross, headed in by Richards but the ref says it didn't go over the line ;)


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: joteddyred on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 16:33:08
Knoyle great cross, headed in by Richards but the ref says it didn't go over the line ;)

Did it look over JJ?
We should have put this game to bed by now based on chances.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 16:33:08
Elsnik needs to go off he is so drained, could be time for Iandolo to come on replace him.

RCC goes down under a heavy challenge.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 16:33:41
Did it look over JJ?
We should have put this game to bed by now based on chances.
It did to me but I am biased ;) it looked close but very hard to see.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 16:34:17
Charles-Cook down. Cue Moore getting a squeaky bum.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 16:36:29
Norris has played a lot better today but I would get Woolery on for him to exploit their lack of pace at the back.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 16:37:28
Shot from Mansfield clears the Town End by a long way!


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Batch on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 16:38:09
6031 att


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 16:38:21
Handball by their number 2 who protests...it looked like a basketball player dribbling!


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 16:38:41
6031 att
Thats poor.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 16:40:08
Evans lucky not to be sent to the stands for arguing.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 16:40:45
Mansfield look very shaky at the back.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 16:41:16
Ok Town, time to close this match out now.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 16:41:43
Mansfield used all 3 subs, we are yet to dip into that market!


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 16:42:32
Banks a great turn and nearly scores.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 16:44:02
Superb block from Preston stopped a goal.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 16:44:51
A Mansfield show off tries a flying volley...well over the bar.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: joteddyred on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 16:46:03
Fucks sake Flitcroft the game's crying out for a fresh pair of legs.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 16:46:20
Banks down holding his head.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 16:46:53
Fucks sake Flitcroft the game's crying out for a fresh pair of legs.
We do look tired but I am not sure there is a useful sub under these circumstances.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 16:48:48
Anderson robbe din the middle for dawdling and not passing it.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 16:50:08
Norris pushed off the ball just outside the ball, no free kick.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 16:50:44
5 mins added time!


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 16:51:23
Mullin on for Anderson.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 16:52:30
Swindon throwing bodies in front of everything now.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 16:54:36
poor finish by Norris when he could have been a hero.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 16:55:57
Massive 3 points.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: hobnob on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 16:57:24
Barnet score in added time against Notts County, bonus  :D


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 16:57:37
That was a good game of football, Mansfield came to play football and came off 2nd best, we had the much better defence of the 2 teams with Preston my MoM he was outstanding today, winning all the headers and tackles and putting in some great blocks.

A good game and well deserved.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: woolster on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 16:57:45
great result, and other results were favourable :pint:


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 16:58:10
Ge in.

Town win.

Wycombe and Exeter Draw.

Luton Draw.

Notts County Lose.

Accy Win.

Great set of results for us, bar Accy. They say when it comes to the crunch, you win against the teams around you. What better time to win.

Mansfield didn't seem to offer an awful lot and we dealt with it.



Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 17:03:33
https://twitter.com/jiff1967/status/962369598678093824 (https://twitter.com/jiff1967/status/962369598678093824)

Should be in the "makes me smile thread". Classic hurdling there  :D Cheers jiff1967


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Ginginho on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 17:11:49
Cheers JJ for the updates :)


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 17:14:58
Cheers JJ for the updates :)

+1  :)


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Batch on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 17:24:53
good game, really deserved it as while Mansfield were always in it, we were just a bit better.

thought Preston, Anderson and Banks were all superb but there weren't really any performances less than good. Norris gets stick, and you can see why, but he still looks nervous to go in for the ball - fully fit?

Probably the most enjoyable home performance of the season for me.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Audrey's Bellend on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 17:30:12
Most enjoyable game so far. Excellent performance against a good team - albeit they didn’t make RCC save anything.

Preston and Anderson fantastic all afternoon. Really deserved another goal or 2. Thought Norris was woeful at times and pulling out of tackles boils my piss.

Liked the look of Knoyle, too. Dreadful attendance.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: herthab on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 17:32:03
Thought Norris had a good game today. He made a few mistakes but so did every other player, the difference is when he makes a mistake there's a vocal minority of fuckwits in the stands giving him shit. I personally don't think he's very good, but I don't see what's gained by giving one of your own players stick every time they make errors.
Good game which we thoroughly deserved to win. Seeing fatty Evans spitting out his dummymade it even sweeter.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Sir red ken on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 17:35:32
Completely agree with the above statement. I've been rubbing the crystal ball and I can't see a massive victory for the town today. 1-0 late goal for us me's going for.
I'm going to put money on it next time my crystal ball predicts the result.
And change my name to Sir Mystic Red Ken.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Batch on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 17:38:36
that dummy spit was at the ball boy wasnt it? my lad thinks he is in his class at school (if it was him, couldn't be 100% it was him from drs).

I've instructed Alex to go and shake his hand first thing back at school


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 17:47:10
Ge in.

Town win.

Wycombe and Exeter Draw.

Luton Draw.

Notts County Lose.

Accy Win.

Great set of results for us, bar Accy. They say when it comes to the crunch, you win against the teams around you. What better time to win.

Mansfield didn't seem to offer an awful lot and we dealt with it.



Today keeps us just about still in the mix for autos. Once we get Tuesday out of the way, then the midweek fixtures which have caused us many problems are done and dusted.  Then the there are some tough looking games on paper, but not in a heap like the last couple of weeks.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: RobertT on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 17:51:26
Credit where it is due, that was a much better performance.  Helped by having a midfield that want the ball and we looked quite good when countering.  Norris is still not worthy of a spot in my mind, he has an amazing ability to be about 1 yard away from where he needs to be - like he plays the game on a 1 second delay.  Cant fault anyone else - I don't mind being direct as a team when the players look like they are allowed to get on the ball when the opportunity presents itself.  If we'd played like we did today for the first 31 games, I'd be far less critical.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: RWB Robin on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 17:55:18
Fatty apparently thinks they were by far the better team and dominated the 2nd half......


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 17:57:51
Who cares what he thinks..  3 points is all that matters


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Batch on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 17:59:11
Quote from: RWB Robin
Fatty apparently thinks they were by far the better team and dominated the 2nd half......
how odd, he doesn't normally talk utter shit


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 18:04:00
2 points off autos, and 4 points off 2nd place so we're still well in the race for that as well. As are a few other clubs, though.


Title: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Batch on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 18:09:39
the problem with games like today and Tuesday is that they have a game in hand on us. lose and that is potentially a 6 point gap widening.

We were superb today. Let's hope our away form returns and we get something Tuesday.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: normy on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 18:12:15
We worked very hard for that win as a team, and deserved to win on chances made and better football played.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 18:13:30
the problem with games like today and Tuesday is that they have a game in hand on us. lose and that is potentially a 6 point gap widening.

We were superb today. Let's hope our away form returns and we get something Tuesday.

Others have games in hand and our poor GD, is effectively worth a point, which is why we're just about in it, but have no wriggle room.  Tuesday could see Wycombe move clear of us... they score plenty at home but ship a few too. A draw would do fine.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 18:25:22
Cheers JJ for the updates :)
Welcome mate :)

+1  :)
+1 welcome :)


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 18:25:40
Today keeps us just about still in the mix for autos. Once we get Tuesday out of the way, then the midweek fixtures which have caused us many problems are done and dusted.  Then the there are some tough looking games on paper, but not in a heap like the last couple of weeks.

Agreed. Again Tuesday is massive but a point or better would certainly keep us in the auto mix. It's tight as. I think we can do one on Wycombe at Adams Park if i'm honest but i'm going to lay down the fixtures remaining in Feb and do what I did for Jan (predict them);

Wycombe    (A) 13/02 - I think we can win but i'm gong to say a Draw here just to be conservative. A win would be amazing and would see us claim 4th place at a bare minimum.

Port Vale     (H) 17/02 - Win. Mansfield play Exeter the same weekend so a draw between them would help us get more daylight. Crawley looking like the form team charging into the play-offs and have a bit of momentum. They play Luton (13/02), Lincoln (17/02), and FGR (24/02) so keep an eye on them too.

Chesterfield (A) 24/02 - Again a win. Shouldn't be anything less. Not with our away record.

So 7pts out of 9pts available predicted, would have us on 61pts we would have to be looking at 3rd place and trailing 2nd by around 4pts. It would be looking (by Feb 24th) like a play off birth would be our minimum placing, barring an absolute disaster.


It's not going to be easy but we can keep grinding out results we know (like today) teams around us WILL drop points. Risk and reward, I think if the fans start to believe a little more that may be the extra to push us over the line and go up automatically. I can't stomach another "New Wembley no show", however stranger things have happened.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 18:33:25
Thought Norris had a good game today. He made a few mistakes but so did every other player, the difference is when he makes a mistake there's a vocal minority of fuckwits in the stands giving him shit. I personally don't think he's very good, but I don't see what's gained by giving one of your own players stick every time they make errors.
Good game which we thoroughly deserved to win. Seeing fatty Evans spitting out his dummymade it even sweeter.
I haven't heard any obvious giving him shit I just hear a collective sigh or groan when hes in a great position and then manages to miss the ball totally, shoots wide or his control turns an attack into a defensive action.

I think he could well still come good, he played much better today (as he started to at Lincoln before being subbed early on) but is still a yard off the pace at times, I don't thik he is anywhere near the fitness level he should be at and maybe the shoulder is stopping him going into tackles when he should?

Playing alongside Richards should help him, watching how he holds off players and passes a short pass into the path of Town players all the time, but also the way he takes up positions in the box where he always looks a danger.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Batch on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 18:46:06
he's not going to come good. he is what he is. useful at times, not at all composed in front of goal and other hit and miss things.

Do we have any better? Not sure really.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 18:48:12
he's not going to come good. he is what he is. useful at times, not at all composed in front of goal and other hit and miss things.

Do we have any better? Not sure really.
Do we have any better? not playing the role he does of target man, do we have a better striker, for me yes Woolery but for Flitcorft...I would say no.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: chalkies_shorts on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 19:35:32
Best performance at home this season. Mansfield were no mugs and we were better and fully deserved our win. Preston MOM for me followed by Anderson. No bad performances today. That really was a team performance - they scrapped for everything. I was actually glad to see Lancashire missing and we didn't miss him. The beer will taste good tonight. Scum losing as well, bonus.
I think I might just go to Wycombe on Tuesday.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Batch on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 19:41:24
hehe, the ball boy that upset fatty was the boy in my son's class. Brilliant. I'll put a beer in the fridge for when he's 18..

let's say he got a bit of on pitch encouragement not to go get it :)


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 19:45:25
hehe, the ball boy that upset fatty was the boy in my son's class. Brilliant. I'll put a beer in the fridge for when he's 18..

let's say he got a bit of on pitch encouragement not to go get it :)
Any idea what he did to upset Evans mate? iFollow just showed the ref going up and facing up to Evans like he was going to knock him out!

For the record I thought The ref helped make the game flow well, best ref I have seen this season.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Batch on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 19:50:19
it was said ball boy sitting there not getting the ball, meaning the Mansfield player had to run and get it. meaning Evans got shitty as they were in a hurry chasing the game.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 19:50:39
Upsetting fatty Evans is something he can put on his CV. The kid's made already.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: pauld on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 20:03:23
Thought we played some good football today (in a context) and easily looked the best team, albeit a 1 goal lead always leaves you a bit vulnerable. Having been quite critical of Flitcroft's style of play etc, it seems to have evolved as he's brought better players in in Jan and I have to say I'm enjoying it. Full credit to him.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: pauld on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 20:04:26
hehe, the ball boy that upset fatty was the boy in my son's class.
Top lad, hope he doesn't have to put his hand in his pocket in the tuck shop all term (yes, I know they don't have tuck shops any more and yes I know I'm showing my age)


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 20:05:50
Just got home and must admit I thoroughly enjoyed todays game - nailbiting as it was.  Like most previous  posts I have read I think today everyone put in a shift,  would not single out a  single player for criticism,   all battled  for 96 minutes and can hold their head's up after today's performance.
Agree with posts regarding Norris, he reminds me  of Martin Lyng, very lightweight, no good in the air, normally in the wrong place but does manage to score goals, think Woolery a much better option.
Anyway, hoping this is the start to winning run,  we've not got the hardest of run ins, but we must continue to perform as we did today.
Not bad for a Circus team is it Fatty Evans ?.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Arnold Corns on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 20:06:19
The man's deluded

https://www.mansfieldtown.net/news/2018/february/evans-post-swindon/


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: pauld on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 20:09:01
Also their number 7 looked like James Corden which was quite distracting


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 20:12:39
The man's deluded

https://www.mansfieldtown.net/news/2018/february/evans-post-swindon/
Fat Twat.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: pauld on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 20:14:12
Fat Twat.
There's no need for that, Arnold Corns was just stating his point of view


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: tans on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 20:15:16
Also their number 7 looked like James Corden which was quite distracting

Thats that twat that played for Oxford last season and got Vigouroux sent off in the game at the 3 sided shitpit


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 20:16:26
There's no need for that, Arnold Corns was just stating his point of view
Sorry, meant Mr Evans.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: pauld on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 20:29:32
Sorry, meant Mr Evans.
I know, I was just being an arse for my own amusement


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: pauld on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 20:30:03
Thats that twat that played for Oxford last season and got Vigouroux sent off in the game at the 3 sided shitpit
And he does carpool karaoke which is a pile of toss


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 20:35:51
And he does carpool karaoke which is a pile of toss

Thank the lord. Someone else who agrees with me on this.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: FreddySTFC! on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 20:43:36
Thought Norris had a good game today. He made a few mistakes but so did every other player, the difference is when he makes a mistake there's a vocal minority of fuckwits in the stands giving him shit. I personally don't think he's very good, but I don't see what's gained by giving one of your own players stick every time they make errors.
Good game which we thoroughly deserved to win. Seeing fatty Evans spitting out his dummymade it even sweeter.
It's funny how we all see things differently. I thought Norris was atrocious throughout. His first touch, positional sense & spatial awareness are non-existent. He appears to play the game a yard off the pace & if, as others have suggested, this is down to fitness then it's on DF for selecting him ahead of more competent options. I'd much rather see Mullin in his place now, assuming that Woolery remains out of favour after being hauled off in the first half the other day. Actually thought it was poor management by DF not to bring Woolery on to stretch the game out for the final 15/20 mins.
  Onto the positives though & everybody else played well. Preston was my MOTM. Won everything in the air & complemented Purkiss & Meneyese well. Meneyese did misjudge the flight of the ball a couple of times & is clearly raw but has good potential & is very physical. Taylor had an excellent game. Took his goal well & put some great deliveries in, in particular one in the second half where he drove over the ball at pace & did extremely well to keep it down.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Batch on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 20:46:59
On the goal, it's going down as a keeper error but did many people expect Taylor to shoot rather than cross?

He's hit it well, keeper set for cross.... didn't leave much time to readjust.

To be fair the keeper looked pretty good other than that.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: pauld on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 20:58:36
On the goal, it's going down as a keeper error but did many people expect Taylor to shoot rather than cross?

He's hit it well, keeper set for cross.... didn't leave much time to readjust.

To be fair the keeper looked pretty good other than that.
Keeper kept them in the game, two or three very good saves


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: joteddyred on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 22:09:37
Also their number 7 looked like James Corden which was quite distracting

His physique looked more like that of a rugby player than football.

Really enjoyed the game today, it was a game we needed to win and we did just that.  Good display from all, but like others thought Norris was lazy at times and some of the decisions he makes are just odd.

Slightly disappointed that Woolery wasn't brought on for the last 10 or 15 minutes when we had several players with tired legs.  It does seem as if Flitcroft is making a point.  I wonder when we'll see him again.

Big game on Tuesday, although I'm going and my away record is poor.  It has to change sometime ....



Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: ronnie21 on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 22:12:57
Shock horror!!  Fatty Evans in ball boy splat!!  He ought to have concentrated on the fact that his team hardly fashioned a chance, our defence restricting them to long range shooting, some of it fairly wild!!   We should have won that far more comfortably than the scoreline shows, poor finishing and good goalkeeping stood between us and a 4-0 win today.  Richards led the line well, Preston was superb in defence and Norris was well Norris, lots of endeavour but something lacking in his all-round game.  At times he doesn't look brave enough, one incident in the second half where he was favourite to win the ball but slowed up and lost out.  That shoulder injury must be playing on his mind.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: 4D on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 22:23:58
Top lad, hope he doesn't have to put his hand in his pocket in the tuck shop all term (yes, I know they don't have tuck shops any more and yes I know I'm showing my age)

Back on topic?


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 22:25:44
Back on topic?

You've gotta be nuts. A comment like that doesn't belong in this galaxy...


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: reeves4england on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 22:54:44

Slightly disappointed that Woolery wasn't brought on for the last 10 or 15 minutes when we had several players with tired legs.  It does seem as if Flitcroft is making a point.  I wonder when we'll see him again
He came on at Accrington and did very little. I think people are making much more of the subbing situation than is really there


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: ferret on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 23:54:23
It's hardly a wonder that Norris pisses people off. Alright, he put his shoulder out a few months ago, but that doesn't justify a cowardly, half-arsed approach. That one he shirked just before half time, when he could have gone through on goal, was criminal. And, aside from penalties (6 out of 6 - credit where it's due), he's fucking dreadful in front of goal.

Him aside, we were excellent and well worth the win. Taylor is a class act, love him. Preston was superb and looks so much happier with a partner who has some pace and mobility, Elsnik can play and works hard with it, and Banks and Richards are so much better than what we had.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Quagmire on Sunday, February 11, 2018, 01:36:48
Norris scored 11 goals in all competitions from August till the end of December, which included time out with injury.
He has only scored once this year.
I don’t rate him, and think he’s a massive weak link. But I think it’s obvious to see he’s not fully fit and his shoulder is playing him up. Just makes you wonder why he’s still starting.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: ferret on Sunday, February 11, 2018, 07:48:37
Norris scored 11 goals in all competitions from August till the end of December, which included time out with injury.
He has only scored once this year.
I don’t rate him, and think he’s a massive weak link. But I think it’s obvious to see he’s not fully fit and his shoulder is playing him up. Just makes you wonder why he’s still starting.

Before Richards joined, it was fair enough. We had no alternative. Mullin is too small to be a target man, and Woolery doesn’t have the presence.

But now, we should clearly let Mullin or Woolery play off Richards, a quality lower league forward who has immediately shown Norris up. Richards is fitter, sharper, braver, more clinical, better in the air and better with the ball. So why the hell we aren’t just playing either Mullin or Woolery (who must both piss in Flitcroft’s coffee) off Richards is beyond me.

Aside from penalties (and I gave him credit for those in the previous post), Norris has scored twice since September. To put that into context, the likes of Preston, Linganzi, Gordon and Banks have all scored more in the meantime.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Batch on Sunday, February 11, 2018, 08:35:32
Richards mobility has pleasantly surprised me. Works hard, didn't notably tire, even has a little burst of pace.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: doomster on Sunday, February 11, 2018, 08:59:51
Real good team effort shame about the crowd being so low but for once was all positive from the few of us present.  Richards was a constant threat, Preston a rock at the back and great performance from Taylor. 
If they put a shift in every week like that we should be set for round the autos.
Only negatives

Anderson should be on half way when we are defending a corner. 
CRC needs to remove the glue from his goal line as he needs to get off his line from time to time.
What was Mullin thinking at the end seemed like a one man liability

Very enjoyable day out a timely reminder of why live football is the best.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: THE FLASH on Sunday, February 11, 2018, 09:04:15
I could see why Mansfield are up there, condense Defence and midfield and play percentages in the final third ref breaks and mistakes, those breaks didn't happen yesterday.

Great battle especially the last few minutes.

Deserved win.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Audrey's Bellend on Sunday, February 11, 2018, 09:27:59
Just a quick thought about the attendance - or lack thereof.

Only a few weeks ago, against FGR, we had over 7000 with approx the same amount of away fans as Mansfield. So how come 1000 home fans have decided to stay away when since the FGR game we have played well and produced some great results with improved standard of play.

The home element yesterday was the same as the Crewe game. I just don’t get it.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Sunday, February 11, 2018, 09:48:41
Great team performance, solid at the back, created lots of chances and generally played it through midfield.

Four home wins on the bounce for the first time since 2014?

Thought that was one of Norris's better efforts yesterday.
Won a few headers, hold up play was ok, worked hard in closing down and defending set pieces.
Also, good unselfish play in launching it into the Stratton Bank, to waste a bit of time at the end, instead of sticking it in the top corner.  ;)

Also thought that was Knoyle's best game for us so far.

Glad that someone else has mentioned Mullin's sub appearance.
Must have misunderstood the instruction to go out there and win a few free kicks.

Some of these tight games look made for Woolery to come on for the last 10 mins or so.
I'm guessing that Flitcroft might have a trust issue with him.
On the phone in he did say that Woolery's confidence hadn't been affected, but then said that he probably should have taken him off sooner!!

Safe pair of hands with Kev as ref I thought, although Banks appeared to be booked after a clean tackle.

Hopefully crowds will start to pick up if we stay in with a shout of top three.
A winning team and a perception that entertainment value might be on the increase. Who knows.

Onto Wycombe. Respect is due but at the same time nothing to be fearful of as the away record shows.
Hopefully get the recovery right and above all don't lose the game.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Batch on Sunday, February 11, 2018, 10:00:04
Quote from: Audrey's Bellend
Just a quick thought about the attendance - or lack thereof.

Only a few weeks ago, against FGR, we had over 7000 with approx the same amount of away fans as Mansfield. So how come 1000 home fans have decided to stay away when since the FGR game we have played well and produced some great results with improved standard of play.

The home element yesterday was the same as the Crewe game. I just don’t get it.


I wondered if Crewe suffered because it was close to Christmas in a financial sense,  and it was 'only crewe'.

But that, clearly, wasn't the case. Most odd then that the attendances have started to go down just as we have started to win a few.

Mind you, there were a few games where the announced attendances looked higher than the actual one in the stands. can be hard to judge mind


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: ferret on Sunday, February 11, 2018, 10:05:42

I wondered if Crewe suffered because it was close to Christmas in a financial sense,  and it was 'only crewe'.

But that, clearly, wasn't the case. Most odd then that the attendances have started to go down just as we have started to win a few.

Mind you, there were a few games where the announced attendances looked higher than the actual one in the stands. can be hard to judge mind

It is odd - I think they read out 6,500ish for the Colchester game, and I swear that there were more in the ground yesterday


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Sunday, February 11, 2018, 10:31:33
I can't explain the crowds, other than people go when they can afford to and don't when they can't regardless of opposition and style of play.

The whole crowd issue does need to be put into perspective though. The 6,036 we got yesterday beat the best attendance so far this season for 14 other L2 teams (and was only 5 less than Carlisle's best). Out of those 14 there are a fair few who could only dream of getting 6k (Morecambe, Stanley, Crawley etc)

https://www.footballwebpages.co.uk/league-two/attendances/maximum

Why did Coventry get 28,000 yesterday? I could probably look it up quite easily but can't be bothered...


Title: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Batch on Sunday, February 11, 2018, 10:34:26
they gave away a lot of free tickets. and the rest were cheap

www.coventrytelegraph.net/sport/football/football-news/coventry-city-accrington-tickets-crowd-14265292.amp


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, February 11, 2018, 10:43:49
Before Richards joined, it was fair enough. We had no alternative. Mullin is too small to be a target man, and Woolery doesn’t have the presence.

But now, we should clearly let Mullin or Woolery play off Richards, a quality lower league forward who has immediately shown Norris up. Richards is fitter, sharper, braver, more clinical, better in the air and better with the ball. So why the hell we aren’t just playing either Mullin or Woolery (who must both piss in Flitcroft’s coffee) off Richards is beyond me.

Aside from penalties (and I gave him credit for those in the previous post), Norris has scored twice since September. To put that into context, the likes of Preston, Linganzi, Gordon and Banks have all scored more in the meantime.
That is pretty much exactly as I see it too.

Richards mobility has pleasantly surprised me. Works hard, didn't notably tire, even has a little burst of pace.
He looked rusty in his first appearance but since has been a massive asset and something we have missed for years, a striker willing to chase everything down and tackle defenders even if he doesn't have bags of pace neither do the defenders he is up against and wins the ball cleverly constantly, always available for the pass and takes up great positions inside the box.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, February 11, 2018, 11:11:29
As usual a quick look on the most populr forum of the opposition after the game resulted in these quotes, some good some bad some a little wayward (although to be fair msot are very complimentary).

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We were on top until they scored . After that nothing . There keeper didn’t have nothing to do all day which is worrying. Thought the Stags fans were great throughout getting behind the team.

No one played well and the long ball didn’t work against them as they had tall players.

I agree about the long ball which was dealt with very well by my Swindon MOM, Matt Preston. The sponsors gave it to Matty Wilson.

You mean Matt Taylor, Tippy, who was the sponsor's MOM. I thought Taylor was the best player on the pitch by some distance, as he was in the game at Mansfield. The difference between the sides, and the only player to consistently provide quality balls into the box. The best left sided player in the division in my opinion and easy to see why he played in the Premier League.

We got what we deserved, insipid uninspired performance

Poor keeping yes but it should have never got that far, they broke at pace and someone should have brought their lad down.

The player shapes up like he's going to cross it. I believe he's shanked it.

We got pretty-much what we deserved this afternoon IMO.
Apart from the first half hour when we dominated play (during which time we didn’t trouble th keeper and they had two good opportunities).
We lost the ball clumsiliy in midfield, leaving our defence outnumbered and badly positioned when they scored.
After that, we harried and hustled, but Swindon rarely looked troubled.

Swindon are a good team, but despite our terrible record against them they were beatable today. Atkinsons chance looked like it had gone in, and Hemmings has two good chances to put us in front.

If we don't finish in the top 3 this season then i hope we avoid Swindon in the playoffs

I thought Matt Preston, Matty Taylor and Ollie Banks were Swindon's best players yesterday. They were the three who I would not have minded in our squad. I'd also still take Marc Richards even though I thought Bennett and Pearce dealt with him well yesterday.
Matty Taylor who is a great pro and has had a great career but still clearly loves playing pro football at the age of 36. Ollie Banks put some good crosses in from the right hand side in the 1st half and is always looking to pass the ball forward. I used to rate him when he played for the Spireites. Some Swindon fans I chatted too said that Preston and Taylor were usually their best two players.
I enjoyed the game yesterday. There was not much between the two teams yesterday and we lost the game due to getting caught out on a counter attack just like at Carlisle United although Conrad Logan should have saved Taylor's shot.




Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, February 11, 2018, 11:18:12
they gave away a lot of free tickets. and the rest were cheap

www.coventrytelegraph.net/sport/football/football-news/coventry-city-accrington-tickets-crowd-14265292.amp
Their fans are up in arms at the defeat too, want Robins sacked.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: @mwooly63 on Sunday, February 11, 2018, 11:22:21
Just spent the weekend on Dartmoor with no signal so pleasantly surprised to see the result. Good breakaway goal too. Not read back yet to see how we played.
 :pint:


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, February 11, 2018, 11:25:13
Just spent the weekend on Dartmoor with no signal so pleasantly surprised to see the result. Good breakaway goal too. Not read back yet to see how we played.
 :pint:
Don't bother mate, we played well...thats all :)


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Sunday, February 11, 2018, 11:40:35
they gave away a lot of free tickets. and the rest were cheap

www.coventrytelegraph.net/sport/football/football-news/coventry-city-accrington-tickets-crowd-14265292.amp
Still a good effort though. Sods law for them that they lost.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: REDBUCK on Sunday, February 11, 2018, 11:42:53
Went for glory, was a little tame in the end but he's got an eye for goal and for the benefit of RedBuck...yes I think for us Richards may well be going from possible goalscorer to goalscorer for us  ;)
.

And after yesterday all round performance, he adds a lot more. Something Morris should be aiming for at.

:-)


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Sunday, February 11, 2018, 12:48:24
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And after yesterday all round performance, he adds a lot more. Something Morris should be aiming for at.

:-)

Haha, I knew you'd find this in the comments  :D Yeah definitely, he's a hard working guy and just loves playing. I have similar feeling with Taylor; his enthusiasm when scoring or creating a goal is like a fan on the pitch.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, February 11, 2018, 13:04:34
Haha, I knew you'd find this in the comments  :D Yeah definitely, he's a hard working guy and just loves playing. I have similar feeling with Taylor; his enthusiasm when scoring or creating a goal is like a fan on the pitch.
Yet Norfamton fans said that both their legs have gone which was why they left them and joined us, I beg to differ as both can easily last 90 mins.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Sunday, February 11, 2018, 13:09:38
Yet Norfamton fans said that both their legs have gone which was why they left them and joined us, I beg to differ as both can easily last 90 mins.

Players like Keshi and Woolery aside, I'd hazard a guess that Richards and Taylor probably come out near the top for stamina levels in training. They just don't give up.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Anteater on Sunday, February 11, 2018, 13:38:04
Agree with most comments on this thread, probably as solid a performance as we have had at home this season.
Back 3 were immense, best game I've seen Purkiss have. Hope Flitcroft leaves them all in for Wycombe and puts Lancashire on the bench, wont hold my breath though as he clearly has his favourites. How Norris gets the nod ahead of Woolery or Mullin I don't know, particularly with Richards in the side. Great result though and with Scum getting beat and Slave traders squandering a 3 goal lead it's a decent weekend.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, February 11, 2018, 13:49:35
Players like Keshi and Woolery aside, I'd hazard a guess that Richards and Taylor probably come out near the top for stamina levels in training. They just don't give up.
Indeed, they do seem to run and run.

Elsnik did look knackered yesterday from about half time onwards, but then hes had a lot of playing time in the last 2 weeks when he came back, he has played every minute for us since he came on at half time vs Crewe 5 games ago after such a long lay off, he also played at least 1 full game for Derby reserves before that in the same week as the Crewe match.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, February 11, 2018, 13:51:59
Agree with most comments on this thread, probably as solid a performance as we have had at home this season.
Back 3 were immense, best game I've seen Purkiss have. Hope Flitcroft leaves them all in for Wycombe and puts Lancashire on the bench, wont hold my breath though as he clearly has his favourites. How Norris gets the nod ahead of Woolery or Mullin I don't know, particularly with Richards in the side. Great result though and with Scum getting beat and Slave traders squandering a 3 goal lead it's a decent weekend.
Purkiss has played really well in his last 3 games there before yesterday, away at Stevenage, Lincoln and Accrington, he looked like he has always played there, all credit to him, he wins lots of headers and he can also play it out of defence when needed unlike a lot of CB's at this level.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: RobertT on Sunday, February 11, 2018, 14:06:16
Yet Norfamton fans said that both their legs have gone which was why they left them and joined us, I beg to differ as both can easily last 90 mins.

Taylor's problem is clearly that he doesn't have the engine needed, or thought processes, to play central midfield.  That's where he started with us and he looks useless when he plays there, which is why the Landalo experiment is even more baffling.  He doesn't need to be an ever attacking option in our team because we don;t play it out of defence, so he can trot up when needed and deliver a cross, the thing he is good at.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, February 11, 2018, 14:13:21
Taylor's problem is clearly that he doesn't have the engine needed, or thought processes, to play central midfield.  That's where he started with us and he looks useless when he plays there, which is why the Landalo experiment is even more baffling.  He doesn't need to be an ever attacking option in our team because we don;t play it out of defence, so he can trot up when needed and deliver a cross, the thing he is good at.
I agree with that, Iandolo looked lost at LB, a little better at LWB but thats a much better position for Taylor, as you say he looked utterly lost in the central midfield slot.

Yesterday was his best game for us in a long time, even without the goal, the last few weeks his set pieces have been poor and thats a major part of his armoury, his form did dip after the OG vs Luton but hes back to his normal self now.

And he is a major asset at this level for set pieces alone.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Audrey's Bellend on Sunday, February 11, 2018, 14:22:00
So, do we think Flitcroft has inadvertently stumbled on our best system/players.

Or is he a tactical genius?

The back 3 look solid. The midfield energetic and creative.

I appreciate he has to get to this point by trial and error and adding to the squad and he deserves credit for it, too.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: @mwooly63 on Sunday, February 11, 2018, 15:18:09
Don't bother mate, we played well...thats all :)

Haha cheers, saved me 👍


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: REDBUCK on Sunday, February 11, 2018, 15:22:55
Haha, I knew you'd find this in the comments  :D Yeah definitely, he's a hard working guy and just loves playing. I have similar feeling with Taylor; his enthusiasm when scoring or creating a goal is like a fan on the pitch.

Don't feel too special, only just read the thread back as I was at the game and like to chuckle at how different the views are to what I thought I saw. Yours was the only to reference me.

 As for Flitcroft or any manager at this level, the first 6/9 months is all about trial and error and what you can afford helps.  I'm sure even Dicanio did some tinkering

After that the tactical genius hopefully comes to the fore.

Its been said that three transfer windows is plenty of time to tinker


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Sunday, February 11, 2018, 16:00:45
Just spent the weekend on Dartmoor with no signal so pleasantly surprised to see the result. Good breakaway goal too. Not read back yet to see how we played.
 :pint:
The temperature in the DRS was probably pretty similar to that on Dartmoor.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Monday, February 12, 2018, 09:23:47
On the extended highlights I swear the commentator refers to us about 12 times as Swinton... :doh:

We looked very good though judging purely on that 10 and a bit minutes.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Monday, February 12, 2018, 09:41:20
Do you need an iFollow account to watch extended highlghts?


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Panda Paws on Monday, February 12, 2018, 09:44:04
Do you need an iFollow account to watch extended highlghts?

Yes


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Monday, February 12, 2018, 09:45:52
ok cheers


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Tails on Monday, February 12, 2018, 09:48:45
If that's the level of performance we can expect for the rest of the season we will go up automatically. This is Swindon though, so it won't be, but it was nice to see us actually play well. Really impressed with Knoyle, Banks, Taylor & Preston. Richards never stopped running (legs gone my arse) too and looks like a good addition to the squad.

Overall feeling a lot more hopeful.... Until tomorrow when we get stuffed by Wycombe.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: chalkies_shorts on Monday, February 12, 2018, 10:28:29
I was also impressed with Purkiss. I know a lot of people have a go at him but he's a bit of an unsung hero in my books and I say that even though he worse the yellow.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Monday, February 12, 2018, 10:52:14
If that's the level of performance we can expect for the rest of the season we will go up automatically. This is Swindon though, so it won't be, but it was nice to see us actually play well.

No it won't be.  Teams that get auto have a sort of default whereby they win because their average performance is good enough.  Most teams win when they play well, it's just that it doesn't happen very often.

With 14 games to go we'll need a bare minimun of 9 wins, 10 would be very competitive throw in a couple of draws, we can probably lose 3 more max.

Our last 14, 7 wins 1 draw 6 defeats.  That sort of form has been our season's default.... in other words it will require a sizeable rise in form to make it likely. 

OK it could happen, but strong finishes to a season are hard to find in our history, unless preceded by strong form over most of a season. 

To give some sort of idea how difficult it is PdC's champions had a won 8 drawn 2 lost 4, last 14.... Sturrock's side a won 7 drawn 3 lost 4.

Lose tomorrow and we'll be more or less out of the picture barring something very extraordinary.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Tails on Monday, February 12, 2018, 11:07:04
Everyone bar Luton has been so inconsistent that it could really go any way. That being said, since Luton trounced us our form has been pretty good, particularly at home where we have obviously struggled before. I think we're in a good position to really make a crack at the top 3. I'm not sure we'll make it to be honest, but we seem to have found a better balance in the squad. A win tomorrow and automatic will seem a very distinct possibly.

It would be typical Swindon to beat Wycombe tomorrow then lose at home to Vale on Saturday!


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Monday, February 12, 2018, 11:11:57
Everyone bar Luton has been so inconsistent that it could really go any way. That being said, since Luton trounced our form has been pretty good, particularly at home where we have obviously struggled before. I think we're in a good position to really make a crack at the top 3. I'm not sure we'll make it to be honest, but we seem to have found a better balance in the squad. A win tomorrow and automatic will seem a very distinct possibly.

It would be typical Swindon to beat Wycombe tomorrow then lose at home to Vale on Saturday!
No, no, no Tails. We're as good as out of it. Lose tomorrow and we're done. Keep up!


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Flashheart on Monday, February 12, 2018, 11:14:16
If we are actually beginning to play well, we've chosen about the best possible time to do so.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: horlock07 on Monday, February 12, 2018, 11:19:40
No, no, no Tails. We're as good as out of it. Lose tomorrow and we're done. Keep up!

Lose tomorrow and relegation beckons?


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Monday, February 12, 2018, 11:38:11
Lose tomorrow and relegation beckons?

Only if we've been cooking the books again...


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: RedRag on Monday, February 12, 2018, 13:16:10
You're such a pessimist  ;)

There certainly have been times when at the start of each season, asked about our hopes, many of us would've thought:

   1   avoid administration and extinction
   2   avoid relegation
   3   take it game by game if we do hit 40 points before the last day
 


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Monday, February 12, 2018, 14:00:16
If we are actually beginning to play well, we've chosen about the best possible time to do so.
All part of the plan dear boy, all part of the plan.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Audrey's Bellend on Monday, February 12, 2018, 14:36:08
Our remaining home games all look extremely winnable - especially given our recent home improvements. Obviously we won’t win them all, but 5 wins plus a couple of draws should see a good return.

Win another 3 or 4 away and that should be enough for 3rd. Bring it on!


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Monday, February 12, 2018, 14:50:32
Our remaining home games all look extremely winnable - especially given our recent home improvements. Obviously we won’t win them all, but 5 wins plus a couple of draws should see a good return.

Win another 3 or 4 away and that should be enough for 3rd. Bring it on!

To achieve such numbers, then you're looking at something like the form of our best ever seasons in any division.  Only achieved once in 85/86, that is the size of the task.

Ideally what you want is something like 06/07, when at the same stage we had 61 points and were 4th, but a game in hand, then par form just allowed us to nick 3rd on the last day.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Audrey's Bellend on Monday, February 12, 2018, 15:07:15
up until the Notts County win we virtually won 1 in every 2 games - 50%

From Notts County onwards we have won 6 from 9 - 66%.

If we can maintain that form for the final 14 games would get us to 82 points. A very slight improvement should guarantee an auto spot and given that we all agree we are much improved of late and the remaining opposition looking easier it certainly is within reach.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Monday, February 12, 2018, 15:21:31
Throw in to the mix that after our match with Wycombe, our only truly "tough" games are against Exeter 24/03 and Accy 05/05 (should be decided by then hopefully). All the other top eight contenders play games against each other so points will be dropped from either or both sides.

We have an opportunity to keep our heads, (similarly like Accrington have) when all about us are losing, and blaming it on others. We have a real chance to take the upper hand.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Monday, February 12, 2018, 15:22:43
up until the Notts County win we virtually won 1 in every 2 games - 50%

From Notts County onwards we have won 6 from 9 - 66%.

If we can maintain that form for the final 14 games would get us to 82 points. A very slight improvement should guarantee an auto spot and given that we all agree we are much improved of late and the remaining opposition looking easier it certainly is within reach.

I'm assuming that 80 points is likely to be about the 3rd place figure... it's usually much higher but this season because of the relative equality of the sides, that seems a likely figure, however there have been a couple of seasons relatively recently where 78 has been enough for 3rd.  Those 2 are outliers, and it would be interesting to be able to analyse them relative to this.... 08/09 and 12/13.

OK 08/09 was massively skewed by points deductions to Rotherham, Luton and Bormuff


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Audrey's Bellend on Monday, February 12, 2018, 15:27:22
Barring injuries or mass suspensions, I can’t see any reason why we shouldn’t maintain our present form - I was really impressed on Saturday.

One thing is for sure - the players won’t fail due to lack of effort.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Monday, February 12, 2018, 15:33:45
Throw in to the mix that after our match with Wycombe, our only truly "tough" games are against Exeter 24/03 and Accy 05/05 (should be decided by then hopefully). All the other top eight contenders play games against each other so points will be dropped from either or both sides.

We have an opportunity to keep our heads, (similarly like Accrington have) when all about us are losing, and blaming it on others. We have a real chance to take the upper hand.

All games are very difficult, when it comes to squeaky bum time... take 09/10 as a classic example, we hit 2nd spot after a nice little run of games against our top end rivals, with 6 games to go... nice looking fixtures v Exeter at the CG, who are just above the drop zone a trip to Wycombe, who go down, mid table Walsall and ColU. We don't win a game.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Monday, February 12, 2018, 15:46:07
All games are very difficult, when it comes to squeaky bum time... take 09/10 as a classic example, we hit 2nd spot after a nice little run of games against our top end rivals, with 6 games to go... nice looking fixtures v Exeter at the CG, who are just above the drop zone a trip to Wycombe, who go down, mid table Walsall and ColU. We don't win a game.

Oh yeah absolutely. When it comes to the final 4/5/6 games there are some weird and wonderful results. To us, if that happens it won't seem weird or wonderful because the league on the whole has been a mixed bag. What will be weird and wonderful is if we actually do continue this run so to speak and only lose 5/6 matches between now and the end of the season. We have every chance of success. Likewise, we have every chance of cocking it up. As we all know, when on the cusp of success/greatness, Town have been known to have something go wrong. Let's hope it isn't between now and May.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, February 12, 2018, 16:13:41
There are no outstanding sides this season and I include Luton in that, we matched them for 48 minutes and probably looked better than they did for a lot of that.

If we go on a 4 game winning streak then we could easily challenge for the title let alone play offs.

The way the defence is set up currently makes me much more confident about us not conceding very often, yes there will always be individual mistakes in games or giving away of very weak penalties (as has happened in against Stanley, Lincoln & Coventry recently but these thinsg average out normally over a season.

We are attacking with pace and power now so getting goals from all over the pitch, we can score against anyone.

Even Man City or Real Madrid lose games thats just football, we aren't the invicibles!

Any team that puts a run of 6 wins from 7 games in the next 2 months can get promoted, even at this stage, right down to probably 18th or 19th in the league the league is wide open still.

Lutons current form is LWWLD and thats hardly the form of champions!

Our current form over the last 10 games is WLWWWLWDLW which isn't bad at all TBH.

Although its a hard challenge to catch up the 10 points but it is definately doable if we all put the effort in all over the pitch as we did vs Mansfield.

Of our run in then Wycombe away tomorrow, Exeter away and Stanley at home are the real tough ones looking at the table, so who knows.


Title: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Batch on Monday, February 12, 2018, 16:24:35
I'm calling  'jinx' early on Venks!
------

The league is just like an individual match, such narrow margins between success and failure.

Don't fancy the playoffs much, but we could finish anywhere from 2nd to 13th! we'd all take them if we lose Tuesday I'm sure.

I don't think we can catch Luton myself unless they implode.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, February 12, 2018, 16:32:43
I'm calling  'jinx' early on Venks!
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The league is just like an individual match, such narrow margins between success and failure.

Don't fancy the playoffs much, but we could finish anywhere from 2nd to 13th! we'd all take them if we lose Tuesday I'm sure.

I don't think we can catch Luton myself unless they implode.
I accept the jinx, I thought the same as I typed it!

The league is totally open, more than almost any one I have seen in our history, Luton slip up just a few games and we carry on winning then anything is possible although a little improbable.

2nd is well within our grasp.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Monday, February 12, 2018, 17:00:59
I accept the jinx, I thought the same as I typed it!

The league is totally open, more than almost any one I have seen in our history, Luton slip up just a few games and we carry on winning then anything is possible although a little improbable.

2nd is well within our grasp.

One thing in our favour is we do have a certain amount of experience within the squad of how to finish off a season... including Flitters, who despite the majority wanting gone, did oversee a strong end of season to get Bury to 3rd in 14/15. Chris Hussey was someone who did it with him, and if he could get back for the last say 10 games could be pivotal.

Interestingly, Bury's post window upswing that season came about with a change of keeper.... Flitters getting in Nick Pope on loan from Charlton....  Pope probably now has an outside chance of going to Russia in the summer.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: pauld on Monday, February 12, 2018, 17:34:06
Flitters, who despite the majority wanting gone
There he goes again, it's mystic Reg with his unique ability to read everyone's minds. Who needs the NSA and GCHQ?


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Monday, February 12, 2018, 18:03:13
There he goes again, it's mystic Reg with his unique ability to read everyone's minds. Who needs the NSA and GCHQ?

 Poll
Question:   Do you think David Flitcroft should be dismissed before the January transfer window if the poor run continues?  (Voting closed: Monday, January 1, 2018, 09:27:14)
Yes   - 71 (62.8%)
No   - 42 (37.2%)
Total Voters: 113


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: pauld on Monday, February 12, 2018, 18:04:14
Poll
Question:   Do you think David Flitcroft should be dismissed before the January transfer window if the poor run continues? (Voting closed: Monday, January 1, 2018, 09:27:14)
Yes   - 71 (62.8%)
No   - 42 (37.2%)
Total Voters: 113


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Flashheart on Monday, February 12, 2018, 18:14:10
I voted yes, and have since changed my mind.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Flashheart on Monday, February 12, 2018, 18:17:40
Note that the question of the poll ends with: "If the poor run continues".


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Monday, February 12, 2018, 18:20:20


Well done for knowing that they've all changed their mind... on 2nd Jan

Here's a sample from a couple of weeks

Game over now.  Utterly pathetic. Flitcroft needs to go, but I fear we're stuck with him.

I'd get rid of him, as I would have done since about 10 games in to be honest.

Fcuk off Flitcroft

The manager has to go ffs


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: RobertT on Monday, February 12, 2018, 18:25:28
I voted yes, and I haven't changed my mind.  I'm not sure I am a majority though Reg.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Audrey's Bellend on Monday, February 12, 2018, 18:45:49
I voted yes, and have since changed my mind.
+1


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Abrahammer on Monday, February 12, 2018, 18:51:02
Well done for knowing that they've all changed their mind... on 2nd Jan

Here's a sample from a couple of weeks

Game over now.  Utterly pathetic. Flitcroft needs to go, but I fear we're stuck with him.

I'd get rid of him, as I would have done since about 10 games in to be honest.

Fcuk off Flitcroft

The manager has to go ffs

What about the posts praising him since 2nd Jan?

Yeah let’s ignore those

I’d put my left bollock on a poll now resulting in your assertion most fans want him gone being convincingly incorrect


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Monday, February 12, 2018, 18:53:17
What about the posts praising him since 2nd Jan?

Yeah let’s ignore those



OK what about them... can you find some that we might discuss?


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Abrahammer on Monday, February 12, 2018, 18:56:48
I can’t be arsed to look back but I know there are plenty because I seen them with my own eyes in the past month or so



Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: ferret on Monday, February 12, 2018, 19:10:21
Well done for knowing that they've all changed their mind... on 2nd Jan

Here's a sample from a couple of weeks

Game over now.  Utterly pathetic. Flitcroft needs to go, but I fear we're stuck with him.

I'd get rid of him, as I would have done since about 10 games in to be honest.

Fcuk off Flitcroft

The manager has to go ffs

Silly bastards. Fancy overreacting after a couple of defeats.

On a totally unrelated note here’s a quote from you, also inside the last 2 months:

we need to start paying a bit of heed to what is happening below us, rather than worrying too much about those above.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Monday, February 12, 2018, 19:10:57
I can’t be arsed to look back but I know there are plenty because I seen them with my own eyes in the past month or so



What like this one from last week....

Flitcroft is not for me.  Now Jan has passed I'd give him the rest of the season but even if he take us up automatically I'd part company in the summer.



Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Audrey's Bellend on Monday, February 12, 2018, 19:13:09
Tbf to most of us on here the dreadful home performances of a few weeks ago was enough to drive anyone insane.

We wouldn’t be fans if we weren’t fucking fickle!


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Monday, February 12, 2018, 19:15:23
Silly bastards. Fancy overreacting after a couple of defeats.

On a totally unrelated note here’s a quote from you, also inside the last 2 months:

we need to start paying a bit of heed to what is happening below us, rather than worrying too much about those above.

Absolutely... going into the Crewe game on the back of a poor trot, a win for them would have seen them 6 behind us... now given they've been a struggler for the last couple of seasons, and are now 3 points off the drop zone, not the sort of company you want to keep. Happily we did pay heed, beat Crewe and so halted the slide.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: ferret on Monday, February 12, 2018, 19:22:42
Absolutely... going into the Crewe game on the back of a poor trot, a win for them would have seen them 6 behind us... now given they've been a struggler for the last couple of seasons, and are now 3 points off the drop zone, not the sort of company you want to keep. Happily we did pay heed, beat Crewe and so halted the slide.

In mid-December, you were implying that we might be relegated.

By mid-February, without having torn up any trees (in the meantime our results have included our heaviest home defeat of the century) we are in a position whereby we could lose all of our remaining 14 games and comfortably stay up.

Right, if we had lost to Crewe, then lost again to Crewe, etc etc, we might be near the bottom of the table. But instead, to give your example, we were 3 up in 20 minutes at Gresty Road. Why’s that then? Because, even without our new signings, we were a substantially better team than them.

Which is why any rational person could always take it as a given that we were going to finish much, much higher up the table.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: pauld on Monday, February 12, 2018, 19:25:49
Well done for knowing that they've all changed their mind... on 2nd Jan
I didn't say that. I just called you out for your familiar habit of claiming to know the mind of the majority when you patently don't. Any more than I, or anyone else, does. A lot can change in 6 weeks and a lot has.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Batch on Monday, February 12, 2018, 19:29:21
sorry ferret, we weren't substantially better than them even with the new signings.

I don't think Crew will ever be the yardstick to judge our prospects on.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Audrey's Bellend on Monday, February 12, 2018, 19:31:29
I’ve changed my mind not just on improved results. I had Flitcroft down as a one dimensional hoofballing Neanderthal. Since signing Banks and getting Elsnik back we are playing a more balanced game.

My problem with him was that even if he got us up we would be in for more of the same next season. It appears, at the moment anyway, that with better players available to him he can tone down the howitzer approach.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: THE FLASH on Monday, February 12, 2018, 19:36:23
Cuts both ways don't it!?

Loads on here thinking we were going to beat the drop last season.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Monday, February 12, 2018, 19:42:13
In mid-December, you were implying that we might be relegated.

By mid-February, without having torn up any trees (in the meantime our results have included our heaviest home defeat of the century) we are in a position whereby we could lose all of our remaining 14 games and comfortably stay up.

Right, if we had lost to Crewe, then lost again to Crewe, etc etc, we might be near the bottom of the table. But instead, to give your example, we were 3 up in 20 minutes at Gresty Road. Why’s that then? Because, even without our new signings, we were a substantially better team than them.

Which is why any rational person could always take it as a given that we were going to finish much, much higher up the table.

Paying heed to below us doesn't imply relegation but rather a need to avoid a season of struggle... so for example around that time we'd just lost to Grimsby which brought them up to a couple of points below us.  They've struggled since... sacked Slade and are 9 points off the drop zone... but played 2 more games then others.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: ferret on Monday, February 12, 2018, 20:12:35
Paying heed to below us doesn't imply relegation but rather a need to avoid a season of struggle... so for example around that time we'd just lost to Grimsby which brought them up to a couple of points below us.  They've struggled since... sacked Slade and are 9 points off the drop zone... but played 2 more games then others.

Ah right, ok then. I’m glad to hear that relegation never crossed your mind in mid-December...

The Tranny game in the PdC part season has been mentioned and how their thrashing seemed to send them into a downward spiral bound for non league football, and for me it feels like we're on the cusp of something like that


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Monday, February 12, 2018, 20:29:57
Ah right, ok then. I’m glad to hear that relegation never crossed your mind in mid-December...

The Tranny game in the PdC part season has been mentioned and how their thrashing seemed to send them into a downward spiral bound for non league football, and for me it feels like we're on the cusp of something like that

A definite call is usually best done after the Jan window. keep the quotes coming, but at least get them right...

 The Tranny game in the PdC part season has been mentioned and how their thrashing seemed to send them into a downward spiral bound for non league football, and for me it feels like we're on the cusp of something like that, unless Flitters can stop the rot.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: ferret on Monday, February 12, 2018, 20:38:28
A definite call is usually best done after the Jan window. keep the quotes coming, but at least get them right...

 The Tranny game in the PdC part season has been mentioned and how their thrashing seemed to send them into a downward spiral bound for non league football, and for me it feels like we're on the cusp of something like that, unless Flitters can stop the rot.

Well what’s the point in making a dramatic comment like that if you’re immediately going to add a catch-all caveat which makes it totally irrelevant?

If we had started losing every week, you’d be all over it, with a smug ‘told you so’ attitude.

On the basis that we started winning, you’re distancing yourself from it totally.

Waste of time.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: swindonmaniac on Monday, February 12, 2018, 21:02:42
Paying heed to below us doesn't imply relegation but rather a need to avoid a season of struggle... so for example around that time we'd just lost to Grimsby which brought them up to a couple of points below us.  They've struggled since... sacked Slade and are 9 points off the drop zone... but played 2 more games then others.
Who gives a fuck about anyone below us ?, in fact,  who gives a fuck about anyone above us ?, as long as we keep getting the results we have been its everyone else who should be doing the worrying.


Title: Re: Swindon v Mansfield Matchday Thread
Post by: RobertT on Monday, February 12, 2018, 22:34:02
After about 4 league games I started repeating the mantra that this would be a season of terrible football, that it was Roulette in style, relying on the fact that we had a few players on the attacking side who'd be better than other teams so we'd win the Roulette more than we would lose and that we'd end-up in the play offs.  The games we won wouldn't be pretty, but we'd take it, the games we lost would be painful to watch.  Likened it to Howard Wilkinson and I hated him, I don't like Flitcroft.

I see no reason to change that opinion.  We have had good runs (where results outweigh the "entertainment") and we had bad runs (which were just awful) and we seem set for the Play Offs.  The January signings seem to have added a little more to the Red's on the table meaning the odds are a little more in our favour than they were, which is good.