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Title: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: wheretherealredsare on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 12:55:17
Wakey wakey! Let the wagons continue to roll.

Rollin opens his account in a 0-2 victory for the mighty Reds!


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: pauld on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 13:00:48
Wakey wakey! Let the wagons continue to roll.

Rollin opens his account in a 0-2 victory for the mighty Reds!
So is that wagons Rollin' then? Yeehaaaaaahhh! Rawhide!


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 13:04:26
Wakey wakey!

The catchline of the Billy Cotton Bandshow....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQinqnJz42Q


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: stfcjack on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 13:22:17
Come on then! hoping for a good away following tonight, a good atmosphere and a big 3 points!

 COYR COYR


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 13:59:08
Pre match spit and sawdust in The Bootlegger.

Queen Victoria was greeted by an arch of chairs when visiting in the 1870's.
The modern day visitor is not similarly welcomed.
Hopefully a sedan chair team will be on hand to transport a weary traveller back to the station after the game.

Only previous visit here was the 2-1 in the 1996 promotion season.
Same end result would do nicely in 2018.

And on Shrove Tuesday, may all your pancake tossing be successful.
Hopefully no STFC sack cloth and ashes Wednesday to contemplate tomorrow.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Audrey's Bellend on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 14:34:11
I take it that pub is your intended destination. You surely can’t be in there already!


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 14:44:07
I take it that pub is your intended destination. You surely can’t be in there already!

Oh yes. Always try and make a day of it.
PV's match updates are great for those who are at the game but might also be slightly the worse for wear.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Sir Cliff Pipehard on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 15:07:26
Oh yes. Always try and make a day of it.
PV's match updates are great for those who are at the game but might also be slightly the worse for wear.

I salute you and your dedication,sir

 :pint:


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: chalkies_shorts on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 16:19:19
Looking forward to this one. Leaving in about an hour. There are not many players for other teams I admire but Akinfenwa is one. Would have loved to have seen him in a Town shirt. We nearly got him from Torquay many years ago but the deal fell through. Great player and ambassador for lower league football. Plenty of goals, takes the abuse and plays with a smile on his face.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: RedRag on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 16:24:28
Agree with that.

On another note I see Ainsworth won manager of the month....so here's hoping the curse will apply tonight after their 1-1 draw at Exeter


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Panda Paws on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 16:26:48
In the air on the way to NYC for the match. Expecting to touch down to news of a hard-fought point. 1-1, Preston for us. 1240 Town fans.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: RedRag on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 16:32:35
happy day but poignant memories now....

http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MediaPlayer/MediaPlayer.asp?ID=zXvpW0f6Bdc


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Audrey's Bellend on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 16:38:12
Leaving in 30 minutes after avoiding a fucking lunatic - female - driver on Mannington roundabout. Had a toddler unbelted on the front seat, too.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 16:43:32
Agree with that.

On another note I see Ainsworth won manager of the month....so here's hoping the curse will apply tonight after their 1-1 draw at Exeter
Technically he won it before the Exeter game as it was awarded on Friday.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 19:36:09
I have a feeling he will start with the same 11 again tonight even if Lancashire is fit.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: FreddySTFC! on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 19:48:45
Same team from Sat bar Lancashire for Preston who I'm guessing is injured. Shame as he was the best player on the field on Sat.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: joteddyred on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 19:50:42
Anyone seen the team? Rumour circulating that Preston is not even on bench and I saw a post on fb earlier saying he'd done his cruciate?


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 19:54:16
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DV77ZOjWsAAWGmR.png)


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 19:55:03
Lancashire in for Preston, I hope the cruciate rumour is not true he was outstanding on Saturday.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 19:55:46
Lancashire in for Preston, I hope the cruciate rumour is not true he was outstanding on Saturday.

Call me melodramatic, but I think our season is fucked if its true.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 19:57:14
Call me melodramatic, but I think our season is fucked if its true.
He has been very good since signing with only a couple of poor games and would be a big blow but hopefully we have the players now to cover him, Mayo, Lancashire, Purkiss & Robertson.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 19:59:14
He has been very good since signing with only a couple of poor games and would be a big blow but hopefully we have the players now to cover him, Mayo, Lancashire, Purkiss & Robertson.

I have reservations about 3 of those! Hopefully it'll be another "Batch, you twat" moment.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: FreddySTFC! on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 20:01:28
Anyone seen the team? Rumour circulating that Preston is not even on bench and I saw a post on fb earlier saying he'd done his cruciate?
How plausible was the FB post? Would be a huge blow if true & would leave us without our two best CB's for the rest of the season.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 20:02:14
How plausible was the FB post? Would be a huge blow if true & would leave us without our two best CB's for the rest of the season.
I have seen 3 people posting about it now, could just be chinese whispers but I am guessing there is definately an injury there.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: FreddySTFC! on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 20:03:14
I have seen 3 people posting about it now, could just be chinese whispers but I am guessing there is definately an injury there.
Hopefully DF will give us some clarity post match.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: joteddyred on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 20:14:52
I have seen 3 people posting about it now, could just be chinese whispers but I am guessing there is definately an injury there.

The original post I read appeared to be from a Wycombe fan, so we discounted it until arriving here and hearing he wasn't even on the bench.

How unlucky would it be if true after losing Conroy to the same injury?


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Frigby Daser on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 20:15:52
Think how much stronger we’d look with Conroy and Preston all season...


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 20:17:01
The original post I read appeared to be from a Wycombe fan, so we discounted it until arriving here and hearing he wasn't even on the bench.

How unlucky would it be if true after losing Conroy to the same injury?
Hopefully its not as serious as they think, to lose 2 of our best defenders to the same inujury (if it is) would be massively unlucky.

Lancashire is going to have his work cut out today up against Akinfenwa, I hope Lancashire is fully fit.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Offici
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 20:29:03
wonder if we'll match mayo to akinfenwa, he looks physical enough to take it but a big ask. - plus he can't head


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 20:32:00
wonder if we'll match mayo to akinfenwa, he looks physical enough to take it but a big ask. - plus he can't head
He won everything with his head that was thrown at him vs Lincoln TBF to the lad, marking Akinfenwa is a massive ask of any defender though.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Offici
Post by: FreddySTFC! on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 20:34:08
wonder if we'll match mayo to akinfenwa, he looks physical enough to take it but a big ask. - plus he can't head
Preston would have likely been tasked with marking Akinfenwa. I'd give Purkiss the responsibility personally. He's a wily old pro & won't take any shit. Menayese, while physically capable, may well be overawed by the responsibility & I think it would be harsh to throw him in at the deep end so to speak & Lancashire is a walking penalty. Coupled with the fact he isn't fully fit, I wouldn't let him anywhere near Akinfenwa tonight.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 20:35:23
Shall we just wait to find out if the particular injury is true? Could be just resting him for rotation like with Lancs. Prevention of smaller injuries turning in to bigger injuries is key. Lancs needed a rest and also Elsnik looked to tire during Saturday so would like a precautionary sub in the 2nd half for him. Hope it is just precautionary and we see Preston back on Saturday. Plus, I know he's a LB but shouldn't we be seeing Hussey back soon?


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Offici
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 20:39:52
no way do you rotate Preston, nor do you not have him on the bench. barring anything personal I'm 100% sure it's an injury, just hoping it's not *that* injury

edit: oh wait, you mean due to minor injury.. hopefully. yes
---+-+
I agree, put Purkiss in Akinfenwa.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: ronnie21 on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 20:42:22
Shall we just wait to find out if the particular injury is true? Could be just resting him for rotation like with Lancs. Prevention of smaller injuries turning in to bigger injuries is key. Lancs needed a rest and also Elsnik looked to tire during Saturday so would like a precautionary sub in the 2nd half for him. Hope it is just precautionary and we see Preston back on Saturday. Plus, I know he's a LB but shouldn't we be seeing Hussey back soon?
Hussey is injured again, set back in training.  Will we see him again?


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Offici
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 20:42:52
no way do you rotate Preston, nor do you not have him on the bench. barring anything personal I'm 100% sure it's an injury, just hoping it's not *that* injury

edit: oh wait, you mean due to minor injury.. hopefully. yes
---+-+
I agree, put Purkiss in Akinfenwa.

Yeah that's what i'm getting at  :D Nothing like muscle fatigue or similar compounding to then have aneven bigger problem on our hands. This is my positive spin on it anyway!


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 20:43:27
Shall we just wait to find out if the particular injury is true? Could be just resting him for rotation like with Lancs. Prevention of smaller injuries turning in to bigger injuries is key. Lancs needed a rest and also Elsnik looked to tire during Saturday so would like a precautionary sub in the 2nd half for him.
Lancashire wasn't rested he was injured and had a fitness test before the game today.

http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/sport/swindon_town_2014/15987085.Swindon_Town_skipper_Lancashire_faces_race_against_time_to_prove_fitness/

Elsnik did look very tired last game but hes young and can recover quickly.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: REDBUCK on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 20:45:38
Bloody hell who issued the suicide pills.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 20:46:35
Akinfenwa gave Purkiss an extra big pat on the back in the handshake like they know each other well.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 20:47:58
Looks like they have let either the YTS kid on the camera or hes been on the lash all day.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: woolster on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 20:48:45
yessssssssssssss :pint:


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 20:49:09
1-0 Richards


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 20:50:00
Cross from the right headed back accross goal pushed out by the keeper to Richards who slotted home from 15 yards.

Town fans in great voice, Wycombe fans quiet apart from a god awful drum!


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Offici
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 20:50:08
not the worst start ever :)

tap in after a good header.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Offici
Post by: woolster on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 20:50:51
not the worst start ever :)

tap in after a good header.
:crash:


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 20:50:57
1-1


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Offici
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 20:51:15
ffs


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 20:51:36
Akinfenwa holds off Lancashire and passes the ball out of the box and rifled in from 20 yards.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 20:52:19
Anderson nearly turns a cross in at the near post.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: FreddySTFC! on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 20:53:46
Akinfenwa holds off Lancashire and passes the ball out of the box and rifled in from 20 yards.
FFS. I guess Olly is marking Akinfenwa then?


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Offici
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 20:55:23
good hit but could RCC have done better? maybe that's harsh


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 20:55:26
FFS. I guess Olly is marking Akinfenwa then?
Yep and all over the place at the moment too.

(https://s10.postimg.org/4y7kxw0mx/Untitled.jpg)


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 20:56:31
good hit but could RCC have done better? maybe that's harsh
I thought he could do better but was unsighted I think and late moving.



Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: joteddyred on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 20:57:14
From behind the goal, RCC should have done better with the goal.

Defensively we don't look great atm.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 20:57:16
We are all at sea at the back at the moment, they are crossing some great balls into the box.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 20:58:07
2-1 awful defending.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: joteddyred on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 20:58:20
Lancashire and RCC between them are shit.  Sorry.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 20:58:35
Purkiss miss timed a tackle and the ball squared and knocked into an open net.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Offici
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 20:58:35
FFS. so so shit at the back. fuck


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 21:00:15
Plenty of time yet guys. Erratic start from both teams. Forgot C M-S played for them now!


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Offici
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 21:01:48
agree bamboo, but they look dangerous and we largely don't right now


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 21:05:31
Richards volleys over from a good cross.

They look like scoring with every attack, we don't.

We are struggling to cope with Akinfenwas power and control, Cowan-Halls runs through the middle and Marcus Beans crossing.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Offici
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 21:06:26
we've put together a slightly better period though..


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 21:07:49
we've put together a slightly better period though..
Yes the last 5 mins has been better for us.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 21:09:46
Banks and Elsnik not got into the game yet as hasn't Anderson.

Norris carrying a knock.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 21:12:28
Akinfenwas has the pace of an elephant but also the strength of one, yet we still can't take the ball off of him.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 21:13:44
Taylor great skill to get past Bean crosses in brilliantly and Norris misses a chance to get on the end of it.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 21:16:18
Definately coming back into it more now.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 21:16:41
And with that RCC has to dive to feet to make a good save.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 21:22:17
We are putting some great crosses in the box now but with nobody on the end of them....yet.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Offici
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 21:22:57
Akinfenwa is winning everything


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 21:23:04
Great saving block from Mayo and RCC combined.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 21:23:45
Akinfenwa is winning everything
Often without being challenged.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: woolster on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 21:25:04
ffs anderson


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 21:25:33
Terrible miss from Anderson clean through with just the keeper to beat.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Offici
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 21:25:40
Anderson, with the composure of Norris. Muppet


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 21:26:55
Norris poor effort at the near post, should have shot sooner.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 21:27:19
Anderson way over the bar from 25 yards.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 21:29:24
Akinfenwa walking through our defence like they arent there.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: adje on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 21:29:46
Seem to be creating now jj


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 21:30:51
Norris 20 yard volley straight at the keeper.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 21:31:29
Seem to be creating now jj
Akinfenwa is THE best target man I have seen in years against us.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Mother Brown on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 21:32:41
It appears we are still shit at corners.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 21:34:41
Knoyles crossing is so much better than Gordons, hes been one of our better players this half.

He just crossed another great ball in that skimmed off Richards head just wide.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Offici
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 21:35:54
They've been slightly more dangerous going forward than us, can't complain. We aren't out of it though despite being second best.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 21:36:00
It appears we are still shit at corners.
The corners have been ok we just aren't making any attempt to win the 1st header.

HT pretty much 50/50 in possession and attempts, should be drawing at least.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: hobnob on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 21:37:48
Everyone else near us winning, can’t afford to lose this. COYR


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 21:37:57
We played poorly for the 15 mins after we conceded the first but the last 20 has been slightly more us then them IMO.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 21:39:00
Great turn out again by Swindon, I would guess about 1,300 or so there.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Kinky Tom on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 21:43:23
I think it's appalling that iFollow doesn't let us listen to the half time radio chat.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 21:46:22
Cheers again JJ. Livening up a night in Hannover. 


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Exiled Bob on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 21:46:28
I thought we were the better team. They look dodgy in defence as well - the difference obviously being that they capitalised on our defensive fuck up and we didn't capitalise on theirs. They have also given the ball away a lot in midfield. Apart from the first 10 minutes and the last 2 or 3 we've been on top.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 21:47:11
The defence is just shoddy, much like the Crew game.  It does not look like they do much by way of organisational training beyond ensuring the three central defenders stay in a straight line 10 yards apart from each other.  Akinfenwa is bossing all three of them put together and it means the second ball is usually a free man.  It also means Taylor is exposed, which is a problem as he seems our best outlet as well.  They don't cover across for each other, they have no idea how to solve the Akinfenwa problem.

That's all the more disappointing because we are well in the game at the other end - Anderson has any semblance of composure and we have a second goal.

Personally would bring on Woollery or Mullin for Norris, he's just not where he needs to be.  if Woollery can get dragged off for not doing as he is told, we can only assume that Norris is told to avoid being involved.

I'd also be tempted to bring one of the central three defenders off and go 4-4-2 but I don't see how you get someone out wide to do it.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 21:47:37
I wonder why Mullin doesn’t get more game time over Norris.

It’s clear Richards is our best striker now.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Offici
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 21:49:54
Quote from: Kinky Tom
I think it's appalling that iFollow doesn't let us listen to the half time radio chat.
it's wank you can't listen to commentary with the game. but better than nothing


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Exiled Bob on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 21:51:24
By the way, if you want to listen to commentary just open ifollow in another browser and play audio. I am watching with Firefox and listening with Chrome.....


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Offici
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 21:52:58
so close.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 21:55:18
Great block again by Mayo.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 21:56:54
Why the hell with 3 players on him does Akinfenwa get to the header first????


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Offici
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 21:57:21
Quote from: Exiled Bob
By the way, if you want to listen to commentary just open ifollow in another browser and play audio. I am watching with Firefox and listening with Chrome.....

doesn't work for me


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 21:59:06
By the way, if you want to listen to commentary just open ifollow in another browser and play audio. I am watching with Firefox and listening with Chrome.....
TBF I don't really miss the inane commentary when I am watching games, makes it feel more "real" :)


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Exiled Bob on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 21:59:24
It does for me.....I'm in France though so no problems with location.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 21:59:49
Woolery for Anderson.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Offici
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 21:59:58
Woolery for Anderson


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Offici
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 22:01:20
Quote from: Exiled Bob
It does for me.....I'm in France though so no problems with location.
aaaah, there's a thought. maybe it's my cheap trip to the 'usa' that if the issue


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 22:02:39
You know how a resident of Blackbird Leyes points and stares expecting something to happen when a Police helicopter flies over head?

Thats how our defence is with Akinfenwa.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Offici
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 22:03:16
how the bloody hell did Norris miss that?

need to see it again..


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 22:03:17
FFS Norris, I know it wasn't an easy header but fucking hell.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 22:05:15
Richards going at handbags with the arrogant number 25 of theirs.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 22:05:15
You know how a resident of Blackbird Leyes points and stares expecting something to happen when a Police helicopter flies over head?

Thats how our defence is with Akinfenwa.

See, you don’t get this with the Adver.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 22:05:43
Great saving block from Mayo again, then from the cross Akinfenwa misses an easier chance than Norris had at the other end.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 22:06:03
Get in!! Come  on Town!!


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Offici
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 22:06:07
saw it again, defender made it hardish. and Akinfenwa just did the same thing..


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 22:06:11
See, you don’t get this with the Adver.
Courtesy of your (not very) roving reporter!


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Offici
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 22:06:37
yesssssssssss. that's not a left foot, that's a wand.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 22:07:07
Fuck me gently, that is the best Swindon free kick goal I have ever seen from Taylor from all of 35 yards belted into the top corner!!!!


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 22:07:44
Taylor loves a fucking worldie doesn't he? and I hate that word! 40yards you beauty! :pint:


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 22:09:15
Lancashire nearly connects from a corner.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 22:10:41
Taylor loves a fucking worldie doesn't he? and I hate that word! 40yards you beauty! :pint:
I don't know if I have ever seen a free kick hit with such power and accuracy ever. Like a bullet into the top left corner.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Swindon Please Win on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 22:11:21
https://twitter.com/jiff1967/status/963520164473069569

What a left foot.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 22:14:09
https://twitter.com/jiff1967/status/963520164473069569

What a left foot.
Looks just as good 2nd time!

I love the way this side never let their heads drop (since Luton ;) ) when they are behind.

Richards is constantly talking to the other players through the game, a natural captain.

We are really taking the game to them now, they have hardly had a chance this half.


Title: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Offici
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 22:14:59
good effort Woolery (oooh ahhh). we are on top


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 22:15:01
Woolery inches over after beating their defender for pace, great effort.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 22:18:42
Ref books Norris for a silly challenge, the ref is actually having not a bad game.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 22:19:31
Mackail-Smith is a dirty bastard.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 22:20:48
Norris does a dribble, all the hard work done then kicks it into touch, frustrating.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: woolster on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 22:21:49
 :smugfu:


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 22:22:12
Inevitable Akinfenwa goal.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Offici
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 22:22:23
oh. FFS.

no disallowed. nice one ref


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 22:22:33
Or not!


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 22:22:42
Thought Wycombe had scored then!


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Offici
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 22:22:50
1104 town fans


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Offici
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 22:23:41
1104 town fans

Great effort on a Tues night. Well done lads.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 22:23:57
Akinfenwa has the turning circle of a London bus and the pace of Douglas Bader with cramp in his arms but I would have him in our team any day.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Offici
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 22:24:27
not sure that was a foul either...


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Offici
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 22:25:04
the locals aren't liking it as we mix it up a bit


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 22:25:12
Restless natives!


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: woolster on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 22:25:45
the Akinfenwa show, bet he gets the winner :sherlock:


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 22:25:51
Another great block from Mayo.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Offici
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 22:26:54
mayo has done well


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Offici
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 22:27:36
under the cosh a bit


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 22:28:01
the Akinfenwa show, bet he gets the winner :sherlock:
Tis possible. Would be pretty much against the run of play, but they have come back into it the last 5 mins.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 22:29:39
mayo has done well
Playing like he did at Lincoln, he had a few shakey moments at the weekend though.

RCC saves a hard shot from 25 yards out.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 22:30:43
Akinfenwa misses another chance with a header.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 22:31:42
Mullin warming up I can see Norris going off TBH.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Offici
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 22:31:46
Quote from: Batch
1104 town fans
the fibbers


Tonight's attendance is 4,863, with 1,012 in the away end. Another terrific effort. #stfc


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Offici
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 22:35:03
fuck fuck fuck


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 22:35:19
Bollocks!


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 22:35:22
Tis possible. Would be pretty much against the run of play, but they have come back into it the last 5 mins.
Well it was.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 22:35:43
Not deserved.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Offici
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 22:36:20
what the fuck was rcc doing?


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: pauld on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 22:37:25
the Akinfenwa show, bet he gets the winner :sherlock:
Fuck off woolster (yes I know it's not your fault, but bollocks!)


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 22:38:15
He is nowhere near good enough. Can't we just put Vigs back


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: woolster on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 22:38:42
we never took our chances, front line have been poor


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Offici
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 22:39:48
back line were shit in first half, ironically we were better team in second then RCC goes to shit.

still enough red shirts in there to stop header though


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 22:40:27
we never took our chances, front line have been poor
Richards poorest game for us and Norris totally innefectual. Elsnik and Banks not had great games either and Woolery has had little service.

The goal from Akinfenwa was always coming.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 22:40:33
Not deserved.

I'd actually say we brought it on ourselves.  We handed the initiative back to them by putting three up top all playing in the same role, which we seemed to do post our goal.  Akinfenwa has been all over us and could have bagged two more.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: woolster on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 22:41:14
Fuck off woolster (yes I know it's not your fault, but bollocks!)
:sofa:


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: theakston2k on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 22:41:39
He is nowhere near good enough. Can't we just put Vigs back
Can’t see that happening but that’s at least 3 points in the last 2 games he’s cost us fucking up from crosses, between him and the defence we’ve looked shit dealing with them all night. He makes some good saves but fucks up a lot more than I feel is acceptable.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: joteddyred on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 22:41:53
He is nowhere near good enough. Can't we just put Vigs back

He's cost us again tonight. From where I'm standing should have done better with all 3 of their goals.

Autos are gone now I'm afraid.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: woolster on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 22:42:11
I'd actually say we brought it on ourselves.  We handed the initiative back to them by putting three up top all playing in the same role, which we seemed to do post our goal.  Akinfenwa has been all over us and could have bagged two more.
this


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 22:42:44
RCC is a poor mans Frank Talia


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 22:43:35
I'd actually say we brought it on ourselves.  We handed the initiative back to them by putting three up top all playing in the same role, which we seemed to do post our goal.  Akinfenwa has been all over us and could have bagged two more.
We have sat too far back at times and nobody wanted to challenge Akinfenwa at any time.

Nowhere near our worst performance but not a classic, we just didn't create enough chances as the defence cannot cope with a big target man.

As Hylton proved for Luton too.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Super Hans on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 22:45:30
Dodgy keeper and a dodgy captain at centre half. Looks like we're going to have to try and do it the hard way and win at Wembley this year  :zipped:


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 22:46:56
We've invited pressure onto ourselves by not dealing with Akinfenwa and then not taking our chances. 19 corners in the match (11 to Wycombe and 8 to us). Great effort from town and the travelling support. There will be many twist and turns yet. Still not over. Lets keep on going.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 22:47:59
It was a toss up game, as many are.  I'd say it is a game where Flitcroft's deficiencies show-up - the sub was ok (should have been Norris, but can see why you'd take Anderson off), but playing them all in a bunch killed all our impetus.  We just kept handing over possession with long punts down the middle.  Akifenwa was going to score eventually, the defence did nothing to change how they were handling him.  We could have scored a couple more with better finishing/composure, but so could they.  It's frustrating watching this - Banks, Elsnik, Anderson, Richards - four players who seem to want to play a bit, so good signings.  Unfortunately Flitcroft seems unable to just let them for long enough.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: REDBUCK on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 22:50:53
Another narrow defeat, watch out for the `we're shit', stampede.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 22:51:41
And RCC is going to do that again -in the same way you can carry Taylor (I say carry which is harsh, but he allowed to be hidden a bit at left back) because he can score those goals or put in a good delivery that creates havoc, you cannot carry an RCC in this league.  Eventually someone will lump a cross in on top of him and he'll throw it in, you can see it happening.  Most of the time he stays rooted to the line, which is bad enough, but then he comes and it seems inevitable.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 22:53:05
Another narrow defeat, watch out for the `we're shit', stampede.

We haven't been "shit" all season.  Not effective, yes, not shit though, well, let me re-phrase that, no more shit than anyone else :-)

We are a play off squad, we will be in the play offs, anything else and we will have royally fucked up given the team we can put out for this league.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: theakston2k on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 22:54:42
And RCC is going to do that again -in the same way you can carry Taylor (I say carry which is harsh, but he allowed to be hidden a bit at left back) because he can score those goals or put in a good delivery that creates havoc, you cannot carry an RCC in this league.  Eventually someone will lump a cross in on top of him and he'll throw it in, you can see it happening.  Most of the time he stays rooted to the line, which is bad enough, but then he comes and it seems inevitable.
Agree with that. I think it’s probably 7 or 8 he’s either cost us or should have done better, that’s far too many for a football league keeper.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Offici
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 22:56:43
RCC definitely not great recently.
Anderson just a culpable today, missed a 1 on 1. playoffs look best case to me


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Abrahammer on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 22:57:49
I’m still drooling too much over that free kick to currently be annoyed at the result.

Best free kick we’ve ever scored? Must be a contender


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Abrahammer on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 22:58:35
Agree with that. I think it’s probably 7 or 8 he’s either cost us or should have done better, that’s far too many for a football league keeper.

I can see Moore being given a run out on Saturday now


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: wheretherealredsare on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 23:00:59
I’m still drooling too much over that free kick to currently be annoyed at the result.

Best free kick we’ve ever scored? Must be a contender

I'll see your contender and raise you Gurney v Leeds 24/9/03


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: joteddyred on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 23:01:32
Another narrow defeat, watch out for the `we're shit', stampede.
We're not shit, but as the table shows, we're also not good enough to get out of this shit league.

The only played we needed to keep out of the game was Akinfenwa and we failed to do so.  He had a goal disallowed, but we didn't learn from it and he scored from an identical position.

My dire away record continues so rest assured I won't be travelling again this season.  

Disappointing, too many points dropped lately against teams around here.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: theakston2k on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 23:02:02
I'll see your contender and raise you Gurney v Leeds 24/9/03
Paul Evans versus Wrexham under Wise


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Riddick on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 23:04:27
As I’ve said before and been shot down here, RCC is horse shit!!! Flitcrofts inability to manage Vigs is costing us points. So far and a way the better keeper. Cunt


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Offici
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 23:05:44
Quote from: theakston2k
Quote
I'll see your contender and raise you Gurney v Leeds 24/9/03
Paul Evans versus Wrexham under Wise
good call


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Abrahammer on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 23:06:30
Just played 4 of the top 7, remainder of the fixture list is pretty kind, we are more than capable of getting into the mix for autos

Plenty to play for still


Title: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Offici
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 23:07:29
Preston has had scan , doesn't seem good - knee has ballooned. going to see specialist on Friday if swelling goes down.

could be medium term injury.

fuck


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Offici
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 23:09:15
Lancashire on pain killing injections....


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 23:09:36
Just played 4 of the top 7, remainder of the fixture list is pretty kind, we are more than capable of getting into the mix for autos

Plenty to play for still

+1

Loads to play for. It aint over 'til the fat bitch sings.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Offici
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 23:10:27
I can't see us being consistent enough for autos myself. especially given the Preston news.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Offici
Post by: theakston2k on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 23:12:28
Lancashire on pain killing injections....
We are going to need to find another free agent defender at this rate.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Offici
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 23:13:37
We are going to need to find another free agent defender at this rate.

What's Gordon Greer up to?


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Offici
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 23:16:22
I'd fancy Germaine Greer to give Akinfenwa a tougher time than our defenders


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Offici
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 23:20:45
I'd fancy Germaine Greer to give Akinfenwa a tougher time than our defenders

You twat, I nearly spat my brew!  :D  Na, I know Greer was just a joke but i'd say we need an emergency loan, but we still need to know about the return of Hussey too.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Offici
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 23:25:03
Paul Evans versus Wrexham under Wise
good call

I think Taylor's might be better than that - Evans was sharp-witted and caught the keeper out. You look at this one, and the keeper only had to move a foot, and still couldn't get there. Gurney's turned all over the place, but this was some way further out wasn't it? Struggling to think of a better one. Pity it wasn't the defining moment.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: ferret on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 23:26:41
Flitcroft’s bloody stupid refusal to make substitutions, when we had totally lost control, cost us the game.

Norris is absolute horse shit and offers fuck all. He’s unfit and half-arsed with it.

There are some really good players out there, but bad management has cost us another key game.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: JoeMezz on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 23:34:29
Could see that coming a mile off, they battered us last 15. Game was dying out for us to make a sub, Knoyle (who was very good I thought looked fucked), Norris and Richards weren’t holding the ball and bombardment continued.

Really does feel like such a waste with Vigs not being in the team with RCC being at fault for a few goals this season (tonight and Lincoln most damaging) but if attitude is as reported then not a lot you can do.

Really couldn’t deal with Akinfenwa, but thought he fouled a number of times (jumping into players, climbing on players to head it). Maybe just me having a biased view but ref gave us nothing from him.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Offici
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 23:36:12
except he disallowed the goal, which looked ok to me!


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: kirky69 on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 23:46:23
Could see that coming a mile off, they battered us last 15. Game was dying out for us to make a sub, Knoyle (who was very good I thought looked fucked), Norris and Richards weren’t holding the ball and bombardment continued.

Really does feel like such a waste with Vigs not being in the team with RCC being at fault for a few goals this season (tonight and Lincoln most damaging) but if attitude is as reported then not a lot you can do.

Really couldn’t deal with Akinfenwa, but thought he fouled a number of times (jumping into players, climbing on players to head it). Maybe just me having a biased view but ref gave us nothing from him.
Surely it's now the right time for Flitcroft to put Vigoroux back in and also to give Woolery a start ahead of Norris. RCC's mistakes has cost us dearly of late and Norris is lacking confidence in front of goal and is a poorer version of Richards. If Prestons injury is medium term that is a big blow because both Lancashire and Robertson are prone to errors. We are capable of winning the majority of the remaining games to get a play off berth but autos would take a remarkable effort by us and dip in form by several above us.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: adje on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 23:49:54
4 out of 12 is not good at this stage.Players that are not cutting it need to be dropped.Its no good leaving players out for Flitcrofts "personal " reasons.It sounds simplistic but Vigouroux and Woolery should be starting and RCC and Norris shouldn't by all accounts.As someone said is Norris really carrying out instructions?


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Offici
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 23:54:04
it could do really have been 7/12 which in the grand scheme would be ok. it isn't though.

I think we have to forget vigs. You don't bring a third keeper in for fun. I didn't hear the phone in, did Flitcroft make a peace offering to him?


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Offici
Post by: joteddyred on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 23:56:53
except he disallowed the goal, which looked ok to me!

We said the same.  Loads of fouls the ref never gave against Akinfenwa and then disallowed a goal that looked fine.  Wycombe certainly liked to go over easily though.

Two other points.  Why do we insist on having everybody back to defend a corner.  On a couple of occasions Woolery stayed forward and it nearly broke.  Ffs do it all the time.

Why does Flitcroft have to be so extreme with substitutions? He either serms to make 2 or 3 at half time or make only 1 through the entire game.  Everyone could see some fresh legs would have been beneficial for the last 15 minutes or so.

I'm pissed off.  A game of fine margins that we deserved a point from but got nothing. These are the games that will cost us at the end of the season.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Offici
Post by: Not that Nice If I'm Honest on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 00:12:13
I think Taylor's might be better than that - Evans was sharp-witted and caught the keeper out. You look at this one, and the keeper only had to move a foot, and still couldn't get there. Gurney's turned all over the place, but this was some way further out wasn't it? Struggling to think of a better one. Pity it wasn't the defining moment.

Wasn't there a Colin Calderwood one, from near the half way line ?
Maybe against Port Vale ?


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: tans on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 00:16:51
Lancashire on pain killing injections....

I need a pain killing injection after that second fucking goal


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: RedRag on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 00:21:48
Flitcroft’s bloody stupid refusal to make substitutions, when we had totally lost control, cost us the game.

Norris is absolute horse shit and offers fuck all. He’s unfit and half-arsed with it.

There are some really good players out there, but bad management has cost us another key game.
Harsh...but true


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: chalkies_shorts on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 00:39:44
Just got back. Thought we deserved a point but defence was shit. Akinfenwa was deserved mom. When you think that he can't jump he still won every header. Did laugh when our lot sang that his tits were offside. Thought there was more than 1000 town. Fantastic free kick.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Benzel on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 00:48:41
Unhappy with the lack of subs. Norris looked like he needed to come off injured in the 1st half, I thought Mullin for him shortly after Woolery came on. He made an impact and no doubt Mullin would have as well.


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Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: THE FLASH on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 01:00:06
Well that game summed us up...huge improvement on last season's dogshit but just not quite good enough.

Man in the middle was a sunshine ref and Wycombe made hay...they should be saluted for doing so and nobody better to take the piss than Afinkenwa...love him. Got away with it all night...good luck to him.

The free kick was worth the £20 I paid alone...that's in the memory bank that one.

Play offs at best, let's see if we can get a lottery ticket....


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Processed Beats on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 01:10:42
When is Flitcroft going to fuck the fuck off?

13 defeats by February is just not acceptable for a side aiming for promotion, particularly one of our size and with our budget.

The man is a total, first rate moron. His man management is appalling. His signings have generally been awful. His ‘footbal’ is disgusting. He has ostracised our best goalkeeper and replaced him with a  flappy, fumbly clown. He insists on playing cart horse Norris, despite it being blatantly obvious that he is total fucking shite.

I’ve been saying it for what feels like months ... Flitcroft out. Before it’s too late.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: donkey on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 02:22:46
Three defensive mistakes that I would have been embarrassed to make, made by professionals. Pitiful. We deserved more, especially the midfield and attack. Can't play like amateurs and expect promotion. Basic stuff that they can't get right, no excuse for it. If it was a one off that would be different, but it's been all season. Bloody frustrating.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: RobertT on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 03:34:40
Wasn't there a Colin Calderwood one, from near the half way line ?
Maybe against Port Vale ?

This thing of beauty

https://youtu.be/MAGGuRYiTfM


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Ginginho on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 07:41:43
Highlights here
http://www.skysports.com/football/wycombe-vs-swindon/374461


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Audrey's Bellend on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 08:01:58
I know all teams waste time if you’re a goal up with 10 mins or so to go, but they started after 30 minutes. Keeper strolling about and the ref says nothing.

Seems our away form has gone tits up a bit, but the home form has picked up. Really disappointed leaving the ground last night.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: tans on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 08:58:38
Just got back. Thought we deserved a point but defence was shit. Akinfenwa was deserved mom. When you think that he can't jump he still won every header. Did laugh when our lot sang that his tits were offside. Thought there was more than 1000 town. Fantastic free kick.

I didnt realise until we got back to the car and i asked who was sat with us, that Pete Bee said it was you sat behind us!


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Flashheart on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 09:05:13
There's 39 points to play for, and we are just 5 adrift, having come through a horrible run of tough games. We have a much 'easier' run ahead of us, with the odd exception.

It is far too early to be writing us off.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: chalkies_shorts on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 09:13:56
I didnt realise until we got back to the car and i asked who was sat with us, that Pete Bee said it was you sat behind us!
Pete and Ollie are a blast from the past for me. Good to see them again. Top blokes I've shared many an interesting time and beer with. I know who you are now. Will say hello if I see you again.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Offici
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 10:04:40
I think Taylor's might be better than that - Evans was sharp-witted and caught the keeper out. You look at this one, and the keeper only had to move a foot, and still couldn't get there. Gurney's turned all over the place, but this was some way further out wasn't it? Struggling to think of a better one. Pity it wasn't the defining moment.
I agree, pure power and accuracy its unmatched for me.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Riddick on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 10:10:53
There's 39 points to play for, and we are just 5 adrift, having come through a horrible run of tough games. We have a much 'easier' run ahead of us, with the odd exception.

It is far too early to be writing us off.

I think Auto places are gone but we have a great chance for playoffs.

We did well last night but the last half hour we were dead on our feet. Elsnik/Banks have done so much over the last few games. Really can't believe Flitcroft didnt make any more changes, Mullin or even Dunne to add a bit more in that last 30 mins. We've got people in the team that Flitcroft has a massive blind spot for, Norris and RCC. If RCC is in the team on Sat then its a joke, the lad has cost us at least 3 points in the last couple of games, and in reality its more than three as they were essentially promotion 6 pointers.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: REDBUCK on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 10:11:19
There's 39 points to play for, and we are just 5 adrift, having come through a horrible run of tough games. We have a much 'easier' run ahead of us, with the odd exception.

It is far too early to be writing us off.

Out of the shite sprouts a rose


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Tails on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 10:30:40
Thought we played quite well, going forward at least. The last two performances have been much, much better and we seem to have a better balance in the squad. Individual mistakes cost us and also I think the tactic to sit back and counter was wrong, but hindsight is great isn't it? Anderson and Woolery both should have scored, RCC and Lancashire both should've done better.

A lot saying we couldn't handle Bayo, which is true, but he was manhandling everyone and got away with it for the whole game. Still, putting Lancashire up against him was a mistake. There was a guy in front of me who derided us for hoofing (despite the fact we were actually knocking the ball around quite well) and then went on to say Wycombe were a good side... Quite odd considering they were extremely "hoofy" to say the least.

Generally I feel quite encouraged by the last few performances. Hopefully Preston isn't out for too long because the back 3 with him in looks MUCH better. Knoyle did well again, Taylor also (what a feckin hit that was). As I said in another thread, if we can keep up this level of performance we will win most of our remaining games.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Flashheart on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 10:32:51
Was there any confirmation on Preston?


Title: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Offici
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 10:36:28
yes, he's got a very swollen knee, has had scan and is due to see specialist Friday if swelling subsides.

it's not looking good, suspect medium term injury, but obviously will want confirmation/opinion from specialist


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Offici
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 12:52:27
yes, he's got a very swollen knee, has had scan and is due to see specialist Friday if swelling subsides.

it's not looking good, suspect medium term injury, but obviously will want confirmation/opinion from specialist

Might be helpful, probably means he'll miss the rest of the season, and so be out of contract in the summer.

 I've wondered why we haven't looked to sign him up for longer, but given the way he turned down Saddlers, his agent probably thinks he can do better than Div 4.   There's every chance we'll be in Div 4 next season, so he may need to accept another season with us, given the injury.

Give it a few more games and we can start to think about how Flitters can strengthen ready for a go at autos next season


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 13:09:36
If we don't go up I'm not sure he's (Flitcroft) going to be here. Harsh, but such is the way of the football world.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Ticker45 on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 13:38:56
Not too much made on it here but I thought the referee was another one who was just not up to the type of game he was supposed to officiate in. Wycombe played him just right, falling over at the slightest touch, any so called "injuries" stretched as far as possible to break up play and turning a blind eye to blatant pushing (Akinfenwa especially for the first goal).


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 13:44:04
If we don't go up I'm not sure he's (Flitcroft) going to be here. Harsh, but such is the way of the football world.

We haven't been too far of this season... halted the slide and been mostly competitive... we've got BPV and Chesterfield coming up as a reminder of how easy it is to slip from Div 3 into the Conference relegation mix.

The squad hasn't been quite deep enough, and long term injuries to the likes of Conroy and Hussey haven't helped.

Another problem is that there seems to be nothing coming up from the youth ranks... a run of games like we've just had, is an ideal opportunity to give a kid a chance, if you think they've a chance of a career. They won't play more than maybe 7 or 8 games but give you fresh legs. PdC did it a bit with Billy Bodin, Sturrock had Lukey Dukey.  It seems that the boy Young who looked likely, is just not strong enough, which is a shame.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: pauld on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 13:46:31
Another problem is that there seems to be nothing coming up from the youth ranks... a run of games like we've just had, is an ideal opportunity to give a kid a chance, if you think they've a chance of a career. They won't play more than maybe 7 or 8 games but give you fresh legs.
Is the problem that there's nothing coming up or that Flitcroft just doesn't like playing youngsters?


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Power to people on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 13:56:00
Is the problem that there's nothing coming up or that Flitcroft just doesn't like playing youngsters?

Flitcroft keeps harping on about not wanting 'projects' in the team, so I suspect even if there was any ready and able he would not play them as they would be a project, hence 2 or 3 of our decent youngsters being shipped out on loan rather than staying here and able to fight for a place.

On another note what has Woolery & Mullen got to do to get a start Norris has been poor for the last few games and I'd suggest deserves a spell on the bench as he does not seem to be bringing a lot to the team at the moment even off the ball, so surely it is time for 1 of the mentioned 2 to be given a go.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 14:02:36
Is the problem that there's nothing coming up or that Flitcroft just doesn't like playing youngsters?

Well Elsnik is 19 and Mayo 20.  Iandolo is 20 and had a few games. 

I don't watch youth or reserve football these days like I used to, so it's a bit speculative but when we've had a lad in recent years who appears handy like Will Randall, they've been moved on pdq.   Randall played a bit for FGR this season but now back at Wolves



Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: chalkies_shorts on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 14:03:58
 I'd put Mullin up with Richards and give Norris's injuries a bit of a rest. I'm not convinced by Woollery - far too raw and at his age he shouldn't be. He flatters to deceive.
As for last nights ref, I feel he should have booked their keeper for time wasting. As for Akinfenwa getting away with it, he might well have done but he wasn't really nasty or dirty- just solid and clever enough to know what he could get away with. We've got enough experience to know how to deal with him but Lancashire failed miserably.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: RobertT on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 14:04:07
Like Landalo you mean Reg?

The problem with the younger players not being used beyond him is likely that they were recruited and trained based on a very different style of play.  They probably need a while to get used to the neck ache they get in training this season.

On the Ref last night, he didn't seem that bad to me.  Sure Akinfenwa plays on the edge, but he's cuter at it than Norris who will just launch his arms out when battling for a high ball.  The home crowd were clearly unhappy, so if he was bad, he was bad in equal measure and I still am not 100% sure what the goal was disallowed for.

Overall, last night was not a "bad" performance, it just pinpointed precisely where I don't like Flitcroft for me.  There was a clear tactical change after we scored, and it changed the pattern of the game in an instant, it was that evident.  We bypassed the midfiled at every opportunity trying to get the ball over the top I assume, but Wycombe just stretched the game, dealt with the long balls to three men falling over themselves in the same position and lumped it back ouor way to a much more effective target man.  Our switch in tactics might be advisable if we had Akinfenwa, but we don't.  Taylow barely made it past halfway after the change and he was our threat.  Elsnik didn't really get a touch in the final 20 minutes or so.

It sort of suggest to me that the good stuff is not completely by design, the patches of good play where they pass it through the team are more likely off the cuff.  Yes, Flitcroft signed the players, and I've mentioned four who are good signings, any Manager should get credit for that.  It just looks like he has to meddle, he has to be in charge or seen like he is making a switch.

Anyway, Play Offs has been where I have had us pegged since about the 3rd or 4th game, and I see no reason to change that view.  We'll have a few like Saturday and a few like last night, probably end-up mid 70's in points and take our Roulette football to a gamblers paradise.  On the plus side, I can't see us rolling over at Wembley if we get there with the team we have, Flitcroft can take the credit for that if it happens.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Tails on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 14:07:02
Or maybe he knew Wycombe would go for it and wanted to hit them on the counter - a tactic we've used successfully away from home on many occasions? It didn't work and it was the wrong thing to do - but if Woolery put the chance away (which he should have) then we are lauding Flitcroft.

Seems a bit of a dick move to say the bad shit is down to him and the good shit isn't. Its quite clearly deliberate as we've played the same way for the past 4 or 5 games.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: ferret on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 14:12:20
We've been shit at bringing youths through for 20 years, so that's nothing new (3 lads this century have been at Swindon on their 15th birthday and gone on to make 12 or more league starts for the club - Thompson x 2 and Pook).

But, even with injuries, our squad is big enough. We had several capable unused substitutes yesterday. Mullin for Norris would have been the most glaringly obvious one. Iandolo for Elsnik would have been fine (Elsnik did well again but was understandably fucked by the end). Dunne could have done a job for the final 15/20. Even Robertson, on the basis of how well he did up against Stead, would have been a sensible replacement for Lancashire, who was all over the place vs Akinfenwa.

Flitcroft is evidently just too thick to notice that, on the back of Sat-Tues-Sat-Tues-Sat-Tues, most of them against promotion rivals, half our players are dead on their feet.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: RobertT on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 14:14:04
I'd argue only the last two games was there any sustained periods of reverting away from lumping the ball.  each to their own.

The switch wasn't that one - he had a brief period where Richards dropped deep, that's when we had the lucky break  (it was indeed a lump that wasn't defended), however we then bunched all three up top with Woollery in the middle of the three.  We didn't set up to Counter, we set up to hit it long which is very different.  It gave the midfield no chance of catching-up, and they rarely tried, as well as Taylor sitting more.

I am also not arguing that Flitcroft is at "fault" as such.  Some people can argue against my view that what he does is good for the team.  I am saying I do not like or believe it to be the best approach for the team based on their individual strengths.  That is up to him, he clearly isn't going to change and I am under no illusions my view has any weight or is even well shared.  I'd clearly prefer a different Manager with a different approach, I'll likely not change that view.  My belief is that the team as individuals are at least Play Off level, maybe top three.  You can argue that without him recruiting them we wouldn't be in the position to get into that race, which is fair.  I then believe he makes them worse as a collective than they can achieve if organised differently.  I don't believe that the impact is sufficient to take us below the Play Off line.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 14:29:26
Like Landalo you mean Reg?
Iandolo came as an 18 year old from Maidstone... he'd been a youth player there and previously at Gills.

A young player, but not through our set up.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: pauld on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 14:41:49
Well Elsnik is 19 and Mayo 20.  Iandolo is 20 and had a few games. 
Sorry, should probably have said unproven youngsters i.e. lads coming out of our youth set-up


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: horlock07 on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 15:40:40
Is the problem that there's nothing coming up or that Flitcroft just doesn't like playing youngsters?

He got all a lather about Twine in pre-season so not sure whats changed there.... where is Andy Caton when you need him....


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: horlock07 on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 15:44:10
We've been shit at bringing youths through for 20 years, so that's nothing new (3 lads this century have been at Swindon on their 15th birthday and gone on to make 12 or more league starts for the club - Thompson x 2 and Pook).


Jutkiewicz?


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 15:57:32
Jutkiewicz?

Not at Town, came from Soton just a little later. The picking up kids at say 15/16 who have come through other set ups and been rejected is a decent strategy.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: horlock07 on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 16:31:23
Not at Town, came from Soton just a little later. The picking up kids at say 15/16 who have come through other set ups and been rejected is a decent strategy.

Lukas was at Swindon when he was 15 as per the original question I was answering.....


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 16:38:35
Lukas was at Swindon when he was 15 as per the original question I was answering.....

Ferret gave a very specific date, I'd imagine Lucas turned up a couple of days after his 15th birthday.

The problem with the Lucas/ Sean Morrison type strategy, is the lack of reserve games. I remember watching him play for the striffs and it was obvious he had something just because he was so big, it enabled him to cope with men's football.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 16:57:39
Not at Town, came from Soton just a little later. The picking up kids at say 15/16 who have come through other set ups and been rejected is a decent strategy.

What about Theo Walcott... soapy tit wank I think we need to also look at Towns part in how we "developed" the player. Walcott we didn't but was a kid in our system. I don't think we can take any credit for the players development though. Whereas Jutkiewicz (15), we certainly developed him into a pro. Ben Tozer (17) is probably 50/50 between ourselves and Plymouth. Billy Bodin (16) is doing pretty well, and we definitely developed him.

It's all fair in saying they started at Town but likewise it's how long is spent turning them into a good pro. Much like when we picked up Sean Morrison (16) too, we certainly developed him and turned him into a decent pro, even if his "career" started at Plymouth.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 16:59:55
What about Theo Walcott... soapy tit wank I think we need to also look at Towns part in how we "developed" the player. Walcott we didn't but was a kid in our system. I don't think we can take any credit for the players development though. Whereas Jutkiewicz (15), we certainly developed him into a pro. Ben Tozer (17) is probably 50/50 between ourselves and Plymouth. Billy Bodin (16) is doing pretty well, and we definitely developed him.

It's all fair in saying they started at Town but likewise it's how long is spent turning them into a good pro. Much like when we picked up Sean Morrison (16) too, we certainly developed him and turned him into a decent pro, even if his "career" started at Plymouth.

And your point is  :hmmm:


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: joteddyred on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 18:30:34
If we don't go up I'm not sure he's (Flitcroft) going to be here. Harsh, but such is the way of the football world.

I don't agree it would be harsh.  I'm pretty sure he was given a clear remit to get us promoted.

Players that are on loan won't be here next season and Taylor and Richards will be 37 and 36.  Yet another significant rebuild will be needed.  If Flitcroft isn't able to get us promoted this season, I'm not sure next season will be any different.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 19:23:11
And your point is  :hmmm:

Ferret said we've been shit at developing players over the last 20 years. The 15th Birthday thing is pretty irrelevant and my point is, we have developed a fair few players into decent pro footballers making some kind of career in the game. We could probably argue the case for Aden Flint and other non league players who didn't play in a pro youth set up, but we certainly gave Flint the resources needed to set him up as a pro player. We gave him his chance and he duly took it. Probably the reason he chose us over Colchester.

We've probably been shit at developing players in the last 3 or 4 years but we won't really know as most of those "youths" aren't going to get a chance under Flitcroft. Anyone who was sniffing a chance of first team involvement last season, hasn't got a chance. Despite 2 or 3 being promising.

DF could easily have used them in the "Who gives a Fuck Cup"* but he hasn't and has only really used young loanees. Ian is the exception to the rule. I don't believe all our youth players are that crap, that they aren't worth 10/15 mins to show DF if they can handle it. They won't though because as far as it looks, for this season, it isn't DF's policy or priority.

Having said all that, the actual squad does have the right kind of mix of youth and experience. Just not quite performing to the optimum.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: ferret on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 19:26:03
I don't agree it would be harsh.  I'm pretty sure he was given a clear remit to get us promoted.

Players that are on loan won't be here next season and Taylor and Richards will be 37 and 36.  Yet another significant rebuild will be needed.  If Flitcroft isn't able to get us promoted this season, I'm not sure next season will be any different.

I don't think Taylor and Richards are the type that we'll need to shift. Right, they'll have another year on the clock. But Taylor's fantastic left foot isn't going to deteriorate on the beach. Nor is Richards' nose for a goal. They've both proved their fitness and their will to win, and I wouldn't want to dismiss them on the basis of a number.

We've been let down by a lot in the 35+ bracket over the years. But I'd say these guys are the best 2 players that we own, and I hope they're here for a long time.





Title: Re: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Offici
Post by: Benzel on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 19:28:14
I agree, pure power and accuracy its unmatched for me.
Made me think of Igoe at home vs Bradford although he was a bit closer.

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Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: ferret on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 19:31:25
Ferret said we've been shit at developing players over the last 20 years. The 15th Birthday thing is pretty irrelevant and my point is, we have developed a fair few players into decent pro footballers making some kind of career in the game. We could probably argue the case for Aden Flint and other non league players who didn't play in a pro youth set up, but we certainly gave Flint the resources needed to set him up as a pro player. We gave him his chance and he duly took it. Probably the reason he chose us over Colchester.

We've probably been shit at developing players in the last 3 or 4 years but we won't really know as most of those "youths" aren't going to get a chance under Flitcroft. Anyone who was sniffing a chance of first team involvement last season, hasn't got a chance. Despite 2 or 3 being promising.

DF could easily have used them in the "Who gives a Fuck Cup"* but he hasn't and has only really used young loanees. Ian is the exception to the rule. I don't believe all our youth players are that crap, that they aren't worth 10/15 mins to show DF if they can handle it. They won't though because as far as it looks, for this season, it isn't DF's policy or priority.

Having said all that, the actual squad does have the right kind of mix of youth and experience. Just not quite performing to the optimum.

We've been good at developing players signed from bigger clubs (Cox, Ritchie, Luongo etc), as well as players signed from smaller clubs (Austin, Gladwin, Flint etc). Big ticks in both boxes.

But I still think that, considering the size of the town, and the geography (with no big clubs nearby), we've made a terrible mess of developing our own local youngsters, over a very long period of time. And that isn't something which we should just dismiss.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 19:43:42
We've been good at developing players signed from bigger clubs (Cox, Ritchie, Luongo etc), as well as players signed from smaller clubs (Austin, Gladwin, Flint etc). Big ticks in both boxes.

But I still think that, considering the size of the town, and the geography (with no big clubs nearby), we've made a terrible mess of developing our own local youngsters, over a very long period of time. And that isn't something which we should just dismiss.

I think we can apply that to the fan base development too (ie should be bigger, more attractive). That's another story though. I do agree with you on that but having a current manager not really willing to blood any youth players we'll have to accept a further void. Unfortunately we may well have 3 or 4 that are good enough to be getting a little game time but we just won't know (unless we go to all the youth/reserve/development matches) while DF is in charge. He could prove us wrong, if we're promoted nd he stays, he may wll look at bringing some through. I guess that's putting a few more factors in place that haven't happened/been confirmed yet.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: ferret on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 19:50:57
I think we can apply that to the fan base development too (ie should be bigger, more attractive). That's another story though. I do agree with you on that but having a current manager not really willing to blood any youth players we'll have to accept a further void. Unfortunately we may well have 3 or 4 that are good enough to be getting a little game time but we just won't know (unless we go to all the youth/reserve/development matches) while DF is in charge. He could prove us wrong, if we're promoted nd he stays, he may wll look at bringing some through. I guess that's putting a few more factors in place that haven't happened/been confirmed yet.

For the record, I do agree with you re: Flitcroft being especially poor (in more ways than one).

But, to focus on the relatively long-servers, the likes of King, Wilson and Cooper did very little to develop our own players.

When the most patient and effective youth developer of the century has probably been Paolo di Canio, you have to question the general mentality of the club.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: REDBUCK on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 22:34:38
Or maybe he knew Wycombe would go for it and wanted to hit them on the counter - a tactic we've used successfully away from home on many occasions? It didn't work and it was the wrong thing to do - but if Woolery put the chance away (which he should have) then we are lauding Flitcroft.

Seems a bit of a dick move to say the bad shit is down to him and the good shit isn't. Its quite clearly deliberate as we've played the same way for the past 4 or 5 games.

This and for me to basically cut and paste the same answer after each game is a bit tiresome. We get that some people don't like Flitcroft and that the football is shit.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: RobertT on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 23:36:59
I think you are missing the bit where I say we are going to be ok, we will get in the play offs and we stand a decent chance of winning them.

I've spent something like 13 years being moaned at for being Happy Clappy.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: WEBBERhyde on Thursday, February 15, 2018, 00:15:16
Not a lot else to add.
Taylor’s goal was worth the shit getting there (more on that later) and the ticket price alone. Flitcroft’s inability to bring some fresh legs on when we’re clearly on our arses and need some energy to help us through it, is becoming incredibly frustrating. Even Dunne in the middle for 15 minutes would have been useful just charging around and trying to stop all the balls coming in to Akinfenwa. It was inevitable that one would bounce off him goal bound eventually. RCC leaving the goal gaping only made it easier for him.

Surprised to not to see any comments about the parking/traffic disaster. Was everyone else there an hour early? I was just outside the industrial estate at 7:20 sat in standstill traffic. Eventually found myself in a massive queue trying to get into the official ground carpark, sat there for 15 minutes but still couldn’t see where the end of the queue was going. Sacked it off with 5 minutes before kick off and had to park over a mile away in town. Missed the first 20 mins FFS. Can’t imagine what trying to get out of the car park was like after the match though. Couldn’t believe all that carnage just for a crowd of 4000!?

Whoever thought it would be a bright idea to put a stadium on an industrial estate with one access road, needs their fucking head checking. :suicide:


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: kirky69 on Thursday, February 15, 2018, 09:49:40
I think you are missing the bit where I say we are going to be ok, we will get in the play offs and we stand a decent chance of winning them.

I've spent something like 13 years being moaned at for being Happy Clappy.

Sometimes Robert you just cant win!


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: pauld on Thursday, February 15, 2018, 11:11:35
I think you are missing the bit where I say we are going to be ok, we will get in the play offs and we stand a decent chance of winning them.

I've spent something like 13 years being moaned at for being Happy Clappy.
Fucking whinger minger!


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, February 15, 2018, 11:19:26
I'd love Bayo in our side. He's a perfect league 2 target man.

Whereas Norris is really struggling at the moment. I hope to see Mullin and Richards up front on Saturday against Vale.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: joteddyred on Thursday, February 15, 2018, 11:53:10
Not a lot else to add.


Surprised to not to see any comments about the parking/traffic disaster. Was everyone else there an hour early? I was just outside the industrial estate at 7:20 sat in standstill traffic. Eventually found myself in a massive queue trying to get into the official ground carpark, sat there for 15 minutes but still couldn’t see where the end of the queue was going. Sacked it off with 5 minutes before kick off and had to park over a mile away in town. Missed the first 20 mins FFS. Can’t imagine what trying to get out of the car park was like after the match though. Couldn’t believe all that carnage just for a crowd of 4000!?

Whoever thought it would be a bright idea to put a stadium on an industrial estate with one access road, needs their fucking head checking. :suicide:


We were there about an hour before kick off, which is unusual, for us.  We parked outside one of the industrial units with no problem for that reason.  However, we then queued about 20 minutes for a burger directly outside the ground and by the time we'd got our food it had started to become pretty gridlocked.  I commented to my dad that it was going to be an absolute nightmare for anyone trying to park from this point.  We got away fine, but weren't in the main car park.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Tails on Thursday, February 15, 2018, 12:03:49
Ah, the parking! I left early to meet a friend who works in Wycombe.... and left from a retail park about 5 mins drive away from the ground at around 7 and didn't get parked until 10 minutes from kick off. The only place left was a field near the ground.

Getting out was a fucking disaster. I waited in my car in the car park for about 40-45 minutes. My drive home was quicker than that!


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Thursday, February 15, 2018, 12:24:23
 Getting in and out of Adams Park has always been painfully slow.  Interestingly when Terry Brady was trying to relocate to Blagrove, the same scenario of one road into an industrial estate would have prevailed.  Whereas the CG is at the focus of a network of roads in and out.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Tails on Thursday, February 15, 2018, 12:29:29
I thought Brady wanted to move to the 'Front Garden'? Isn't that where Wichelstowe is now?


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Thursday, February 15, 2018, 12:44:59
I thought Brady wanted to move to the 'Front Garden'? Isn't that where Wichelstowe is now?

Not exactly, that is more east of the railway, there was a triangle of land, near J 16, at the end of the industrial estate.


Title: Re: Wycombe Wanderers V Swindon Town FC - Official Matchday Thread
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Thursday, February 15, 2018, 13:21:01
The 18:50 football bus from the station was a no show, so took a taxi.
Got slung out about 10-15 min walk away from the ground due to the gridlock.

The disappointment of defeat was nearly compounded by being stranded in Oxford due to a cancelled train.
Luckily the guy at the station press ganged a taxi into service.
Probably worth it for the driver with GWR or Network Rail paying.

All part of the adventure.